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wheel, or as so many nails driving out one another. And so is it also in natural bodies; the corruption of one, is still the generation of another: so that, it seems, Nature hath her wheel also, as well as Fortune; and these changes and chaices, tend to preserve the whole from decaying. So, that the opinion of that Adrianian, since much enriched by a learned Druinian, is farre from deserving to be explored for a paradox, viz that the universe do'h pot decay or impair at all in the whole, but in its individuals and parts. For, as the preservation of the world is a continuall production; so in this production, as I said before, the corruption of one foreruns the generation of another: therefore to brar up the whole, if there be a decay in one place, it is recompensed in some other: 80 that one may say Nature danceih in a circle, and by this circulation, preserves the visible world.'
Art. 5. England's Improvement by Sea and Land: to outdo the Dutch without fighting, to pay delts uithout moreys, to set at u ork all the Poor of England with the growtk of our own lands. To prevent unnecessary suits in law; with the lenefit of a voluntary register. Directions where vast quantities of timber are to be had for the building of ships; with the advantuge of making the Great Rivers of England navigable. Rules to prevent fires in London, and other great Cities; with directions how the several Companies of Handicraftsmen in London may always have cheap lread and drink. By Andrew Yarranton, Gent. London. Printed ly R. Everingham for the author, and are to le sold by T. Parkhurst at the Bible and Three Crowns in Cheap Side, and N. Simmons at the Princes Arms in S. Paul s Church Yards 1677. Dedicated to Arthur Earl of Anglesey, Lord PrirySeal, and to the Worsnipful Sir Thomas Player, Knight, Chamberlain of the City of London. 4to. Also to the Right Hon. Thomas Lord Windsor, and besides to Sir Walter Kir, tham Blount, Bart. and Sir Samuel Baldurin.
Art. 6. England's Improvement by Sea and Land. The Second Part. Containing, I. An Account of its Scituation, and the growths and manufactures thereof. II. The Benefit and Necessity of a Voluntary Register. III. A Method for improving the Royal Navy, lessening the grou'ing Power of France, and obtaining the Fishery. IV. Protosals for fortifying and securing Tangier, so that no enemy shall be able to attaque it. V. Advantageous proposals for the City of London, for the preventing of Fires and Massacres therein ; and for lessening the great charge occasioned by the keeping up of the Trained Bands. Vi. The Way to make New-haven in Susser, fit to receive Ships of Burthen. (N. B. This last project is at present endeavoured to be accomplished by Government.) VII. Seasonable Discourses of the Tinn, Iron, Linnen, and Woollen Trades; with Advantageous Proposals for improving them all. Illustrated with seven large copper plates. By Andrew Yarranton. London, &'c. 1681.
Art.7. Moral Essays on some of the most curious and significant English, Scotch and Foreign Proverbs. By Samuel Palmer, Presbyter of the Church of England. London. Svo. Printed by Tho. Hodgkin, for R. Bonwicke, W. Freeman, &c. &c. 1720.
This author, as appears from a MS, note, was once a Nonjuror; and afterwards a clergyman of the Church of England.
Art. 8. Essays upon several Moral Subjects by Sir George Mackenzie, Knight. To which is prefixed some account of his Life and Writings. London. 8vo. Printed for D. Brown, G. Strahan, c. 1713,
Sir G. Mackenzie, of whom an account is given in Wood's Athene Oxonienses, was born at Dundee in the county of Angus, 1636. His father was Simon Mackenzie, brother
to the Earl of Seaforth, and his mother Elizabeth the daughter of Dr. Andrew Bruce, Rector of the University of St. Andrew. He was such an early proficient in learning. , that when he was abnut ten years old, be had read his grammar and the best classic authors, so that be was thought fit at that age to be sent to the University of Aberdeen. He died at his lodgings in St. James's Street, Westminster, May 8, 1691. Among various other works, he was the author of Aretina, a Romance, 8vo. and bath also, says Wood, left behind him about 14 MSS. of his own composition, which in good time may see the light.
Art. 9. Essays upon several Moral Subjects, by Jeremy Collier, M.A. 3 vnls. 8vo The Seventh Edition corrected. London. Printed for J. and J. Knapton, G. Strahan, c, 1732.
It is astonishing that this work has not been reprinted.
ART. XXVII. Further Bibliographical Catalogue.
Art. 1. A Satyricall Dialogue, or a sharplye invective Conference letweene Alexander the Great and that trulye woman-hater Diogynes. 4to. no date.
Dedication, signed Wm. Goddard.
Art. 3. A Mastif Whelp. with other ruff Island like Cutts fetcht from amongst the Antipedes: which bite and larke at the
fantasticall humorists and abusers of the time. 4to. no date.
Dedicated to bis loving friends, Gentlemen of the Inner Temple, by Wm. Goddard. The publication consists of 126 epigrams, entitled satirca.
Art. 3. A Neaste of Waspes lately found out and dis, covered in the Low Countreys, yealding as swete hony as some of our English bees. By Will. Goddard. Dort. 1015. 4to.
In consequence of this production the following quaint lines were addressed by Henry Fitz-Geffrey “to his ingenious friend, Will Goddard, of his booke entituled Waspes."
“ True epigrams most fitly likened are
Art 4. Par Vobis, or Wits Changes: tuned in a Latine herameter of Peace, whereof the numeral letters present the yeare of our Lord: and the verse it selfe (consisting only of nine words) admitted 1623 several changes or transpositions, remaineth still a true verse, to the great wonder of common understanding. With a congratulatorie Poem thereupon, and some other chronograms, of the like numeral nature, expresse ing both the yeare of our Lord, and the yeare of the King's Teigne. Composed in celebration of this yeares entrance of his Majestie into the xxi yeare of his llessed raigne over Great Britnine : and of the hopefull Journall of the thrice illustrious Prince Charles into Spaine. By No. Tisdale of Graies Inne, Gent. 1623. 4to.
The title of this chronogrammic poem will afford a sufficient exposition of its contents.
Art. 5. The Arlor of Amilie; wherein is composed plesaunt poems and pretie poesies: set forth ly Thomas Howell. 1568. 8vo.
Art. 6. Thomas Howell's Devises for his owne exercise ana his friends pleasure. Imprinted by H. Jackson, 1581. 4to.
The former of these two titles occurs in the Bodleian Catalogue, and the latter in Major Pearson's, but the purchaser of the volume is unknown, and the author seems to be unnoticed io poetical biography. Ritson positively as. cribes to bin a translation from one of the Metamorphoses entitled
Art.7. The Falle of Ovid, treting nf Narcissus; translated out of Latin into English mytre: with a moral thereunto, very plesanle to rede. By T. H. 1560.
See Hist. of Eng. Poetry, iii. 417, where Mr. Warton remarks, that the moralization added in the octave stanza, is twice the length of the fable.
Art 8. A rememlraunce of the wel-imployed Life and godly end of George Gaskoigne, Esquire, who deceassed at Stalmford in Lincolneshire, the 7th of October, 1577: the reporte of Geor. Whetstone, Gent. an eye witnes of his godły and charitable end in this world. Famæ nulla fides. Imprinted at London for Edward Aggas, dwelling in Paul's Churchyard, and are there to be solde. 4to.
This interesting memorial of two contemporary poets, appears to have been in the hand of Bishop Tanner, by wbom it is slightly mentioned in bis Bibliotheca, (art. Geo. Gascoign.) But no extant copy had been traced by modern collectors : and the tract was supposed to have perisbed.* Recently, however, in the curious library of Mr. Voigt, a copy made its appearance, and has been added to what it most suitably appertained, the very choice poetical collection of Mr. Malone. A sight of the tract has served to asa certain, what Tanner left doubtful, + that Gascoigne the poet, was the person commemorated, and that he was the author of the book of Hunting, commonly ascribed to Turbervile.
* See Censura, I. 114. + The words of Tanner are “ Vita an nostri an alius Georgii Gascoignii descripta est per Geo. Whetstone."