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Arctica cum senos regnavit Cynthia menses,
Dat fratri reduci septima luna vices.
Nullaque vel minimo sidere flamma micat..
Ipsa suam noctem mens miseranda videt.
diem Nempe suas animo furata superbia flammas,
Nubilat obscuro lumina cæca peplo.
Fuscat et ingenuas idalis igne faces.
Nox animo toties ingrait atra meo!
Alternas reparant Lunaque Solque vices!
Quas habet, ut geminos mens peregrina duces ?
Quam, quibus retaris, non habuisse oculos,
Lætior aggreditur mane viator iter.
Quæ tibi mane negat cedere, Phæbe, diem.
Exultat reducis quisque videre jubar. Scilicet Aurora gens vertitur omnis in ortus,
Quisque parat primus dicere, Phæbus adest!
Aspiciens, gemino qui jacet orbe, Polum.
Sol mihi tam non venerate dies !
Vel scintille tụi sola sat esse potest.
Si quoque vel touti renuis mihi luminis usum,
Sufficiet vultus expetiisse tuos.
“ Emblem I. of Book III. of Quarles. My soul
hath desired thee in the night. ISAIAH xxvi. 6.
« Good God! What horrid darkness doth surround
The timorous mallard at the sliding brook,
up by cloud-brow'd which invites
Quarles died Sep. 8, 1644, æt. 52. A Relation of his Life and Death, by his widow, Ursula Quarles, was prefixed to his Solomon's Recantation, 1645, 4to. and has been lately reprinted before the new edition* of his Judgment and Mercy for afflicted Souls, 1807, 8vo. accompanied by an excellent copy, by Freeman, from Marshall's print of him.*
* " Judgment and Mercy for afflicted Souls ; or Meditations, Soliloquies, and Prayers. By Francis Quarles., A new Edition, with a Biographical and Critical Introduction, by Reginalde Wolfe, Esq." [i.e. Rev. T. F. Dibdin.) London, printed for Longman and Co. 1807, pp. 332,
ART. VII. Literary Epitaph
Bagshaw Stevens, in Repton church, Derbyshire.
“ Reader, if thee each sacred worth inspire,
• The following short notice may be here given of another publication of Quarles; “ Divine Poems, revised and corrected, with Additions. By the Author, Fra. Quarles. Printed for John Marriott, in St. Dunstan's churchyard, Fleetstreet, 1630." On an engraved title-page, by T. Cecill, small 8vo. Pp. 502. N. B. The printed title has the date 1633. It contains, 1. A Feast for Wormes. II. Pentelogia, dated 1632. JII. Hadassa, 1632. The running title is, “ The Historie of Ester.” IV. Job Mili. tant, printed by Miles Flesher, 1632. V. The Historie of Samson. VI. Sion's Sonnets, sung by Solomon the King, and se iphrased. VII. Sion's Elegies, wept by Jeremie the Prophet, and periphrased. VIII. An Alpha. bet of Elegies, upon the much and truly lamented death of that famous for learning, piety, and true friendship, Doctor Ailmer, a great favourer and fast friend to the Muses, and late Archdeacon of London. Imprinted in his heart that ever loves his memorie. Ob. Jan. 6th, 1625.
ART. VIH. Literary Obituary. 1808. Dec. 5. Wm. Hawes, M. D, æt. 73. See Gent. Mag. Vol. LXXVIII, p. 1121.
Dec. 23. The Rev. John Brand, Rector of St. George's, Southwark, and Vicar of Wickham near Thwayte, Suffolk, distinguished as a profound mathematician; and deeply read in theology and history. There were indeed few topics in divinity and politics, that have of late years excited the public attention in which his pen was not employed. He was formerly of Caius College, Cambr. where he proceeded A. B. 1766; A. M. 1772, in which year he published Conscience, an ethical Essay, written for Seaton's prize, but sent too late. His pamphlet entitled The Alteration of the Constitution of the House of Commons, and the Inequality of the Land-tar, considered conjointly, 1793, 8vo. is a most able and profound tract. His pamphlet on the Price of Corn, as originating from the war, was in the highest degree perspicuous and conclusive. His skill in political arithmetic was indeed admirable, as may be sufficiently proved by some articles written by him in the British CRITIC; particularly if I recollect a review of a financial pamphlet by Mr. W. Morgan. See some notice of him on this account under the article of Political Arithmelicians in the first Vol. of Cens. Lit. His living in the Borough was only last year increased to a considerable value; and death has deprived his family, consisting of eight orphan children, of this advantage.
Dec. 29. At Bath, in his 88th year, the Rev. John Duncan, D. D. forty-five years Rector of South Warnborough, near Odiham, Hants, author of a poetical Essay on Happiness, 1762, 8vo.; and of several single Sermons; and a writer of verses till towards the close of life. He was for. merly of St. John's College, Oxford, and in 1745 and 1746, Chaplain of the King's Own Regiment. He has left a son, a student of the Law. See an account of his ancestors, in Kippis's Biogr. Brit.