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drawings of the heart being annexed, for the better illuftration of the subject. Art. 54. The Case of a Man whole Heart was found enlarged to

a very uncommon Size. By Mr. Richard Pulteney.info In this very extraordinary case, we are told, the whole heart might be said to be entirely aneurismatical. There was no particular enlargement of the aorta, nor 'were there the least polypose concretions to be found in any part whatever. When cut off from the vessels, emptied of the coagula, and washed as clean as possible, this distended heart weighed upwards of twenty-eight ounces Avoirdupoise. . .

MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS.'''vio... Art. 25: An Extract of the Register of the Parish of Holy-cross

in Salop, from Michaelmas 1750, to Michaelmas 1766. . Com: municated by Robert More, Esq; F.R.S.

The honourable place which the Committee have allotted this extract, will doubtless excite the emulation of all the Parish Clerks in the three kingdoms, to transmit their Memoirs of births, deaths, and marriages, to the Royal Society; in return for which, they will also, doubtless, be honoured by an election into that learned body.

Art. 29. A Description of a new Thermometer and Barometer.

By Keane Fitzgerald, Esq; The Thermometer here described is composed of sınall metal bars, which, by their expansion and contraction, determine the heat and cold of the air. To this instrument are also adjusted indexes, or registers, to mark the least variation that may happen during the absence of the Observer: an useful and ingenious contrivance. The Barometer is an improved wheel Barometer, to which the same kind of registers are adapted. A draught of the principal parts of the machine is annexed.

Art. 53. An Account of a Treatise in French, presented to the

Royal Society, entitled, Lettres sur l' Electricité. By the Abbé Nollet. By Dr. Watson.

The principal design of the Letters here treated of, is to Support and confirm the hypothesis espoused by the Abbé Nolfet and others, viz. That the effects of Electricity depend upon

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the m ultaneous afluence and effluence of the 'ek Etric matter; a doctrine, says Dr. Watson, very well supported by that ingenious Author.

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Ärt. 55. An Account of several Experiments in Electricity. By

Edward Delaval, Esq; These experiments relate to the change of bodies, by heat and cold, from non-electrics into electrics, and vice versa; exhibiting some very uncommon phenomena of the islandcryital, in this relpect,

inimi ci! Art. 57. Remarks on a Passage of the Editor of the Connoir

fance des Mouvements celestes pour l'année, 1762. By Matthew Raper, Esqz

1.) Mr. Raper detects and exposes here, the impertinence of the Frech Editor above-mentioned, who took upon bim: to charge Sir Isaac Newton with being ignorant, in the year 1666, of Norwood's admeasurement of a degree, taken thir. dy years before ; and thence insinuating, that no luchadneasurement had been then-made...or :: sir **

Art. 58. An Extract of a Letter of Monsieur de la Lande; of the

Royal Academy of Sciences at Päris, to Dr. Bevis. In this paper M. de la Lande endeavours to excuse himself for what he had asserted relating to Norwoodis measure of a degree, as mentioned in the preceding article. :

An Hymn to Répentàrice. By Mr. Scott, Fellow of Trinity

College; Combridge. 4to. 15. Beecroft, Dodney, &c. TITIETHER the Muses are offended' by the poétical

VV Simony of selling their gifts for money, or whatever may be the cause, we have observed, that those who have written professedly for a Prize, have frequently failed after the first or second attempt. This is the third poem of Mr. Scott's for which Scaton's reward has been assigned him; but it is inferior to either of the former. The Author, whose judgment seems unequal to his imagination, häs oft mistaken an affected boldness for beauty, and an uncouth novelty for elegance. His expreslions are frequently trite, and more frequently borrowed; and, sometimes, by aiming at plainnels,

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he has sunk below the dignity of that species of poetry in which he writes.

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1 : In his address to Repentance, all the attributes he gives her, are borrowed from the facred writings, and from poetical descriptions of Melancholy. There is nothing peculiarly characteristic, nothing that shews the art or invention of the

Poet.

Come Goddess of the tearful eye,
With solemn tlep, demure, and slow,
Thy full heart heaving many a sigh,

And clouds of sadness on thy brow; ..
O come with alhes sprent in sackcloth drest,

And wring thy piteous hands, and beat thy plaintive breast. After this follows a descripticn of the effect of Repentance on Mary Magdalene ; which would have been pretty enough, had not the Author injudiciously introduced some scriptural fimiles and expressions that are but ill adapted to the genius of the modern Lyre, whatever elegance or beauty they might . have in the eastern poetry. The address to Repentance is then continued; for surely Mr. Scott, whom we take to be a Clergyman of the church of England, could not be praying to the Saint when he thus expressed himself,

Come, then, my Magdalene, thy aid impart,

O'er all my soul thy balm diffuse,

And sofien with the fleecy dews
Of penitential tears my Itubborn heart.

Teach me to search with honest skill
The wounds that wrankle in my breast, . .'
To curb my lutts, correct my will,

And chure, and cleave to what is beit;
Teach me to urge with never-ceasing care,

The holy force of vows, and violence of prayer.
In the two succeeding stanzas the Poet, with good sense
and propriety, deprecates that horrid train which accompanies
Repentance, under the influence of Superstition.

Grim Penance with an iron chain,
Wont his gallid legs at stated hours to bind :

A bare-foot Monk the fiend appears,
With scourge in hand, and beads, and book,

His checks are furrow-worn with tears, .
• Sunk are his eyes, and lean his look : . i

i wretched fools! beguiling and beguild ! "

Can God be pleas'd to see his image thuş defild? in - Pollibly the poetica liientia may be here too far indulged,

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when the corporeal image of man is supposed to bear any resemblance to the ineffable existence of the Deity. Some praise, however, is due both to this and the following stanza, (notwithstanding the aukward and unpolished manner in which it begins) for the just and animated imagery it contains.

Drive too away that wild distracted sprite

Enthufialm, and that foul fiend

Remorse, that loves his heart to rend,
And ling himself to death with scorpion spite :

But chief that tyrant of the soul,
That cursed man of hell, Despair ;
See, see his livid eye-balls roll?

What canker'd teeth! what grilly hair!
Anguifh and trembling fear his conscience quail,

And all hell's damned ghosts the shrieking wretch asiail!
The death of a wicked man, who has unfortunately de-
ferred his Repentance to the last hour, is described in no less
Itriking colours, though, undoubtedly, much over-heightened.
The Poet then renews his address to Repentance.
O come betimes, sweet penitential power,

And from such soul distracting care,

Such chilling horrours of Deipair, Preserve me, shield me at Death's trying hour! In the remaining part of this stanza, the Author avows his integrity, and tells us, that he is neither a Murderer nor a Seducer of Innocence; neither a Lyar; nor a Whisperer ; nor a Backbiter; for all which we would readily have given him credit.

Having thus assured us of his negative virtues, he proceeds, in the next stanza, to make us acquainted with his real merit; and tells us, that he pursues the path of Truth and Virtue ; that he is reasonable, continent, and no voluptuary; and, finally, that he is very compassionate: to all which we have no objection.

Before we quit this article we must do an act of justice between Mr. Scott and those Gentlemen from whom he has so liberally borrowed, without either quotation-Commas, or any other kind of acknowlegement. To take some notice of such things in a Literary Journal, can be no way improper, or unuseful, as future ages might not otherwise know where to ascribe the Originality of verses that are found in different cotemporary poems; and it may be likewise necessary on our

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own account, as the Author might otherwise complain of our
accusing him as a Plagiary, without proofs to support the
charge.
And mad winds raye.

SCOTT.
The mad winds rave.

LANGHORNE.
Goddess of the tearful eye.

Scott.
Goddess of the tearful eye.

GRAINGER,
To urge with never-ccafing care.
'The force of holy vows, the violence of Prayer. Scott.
To urge with still-returning care,
The holy violence of prayer.

LANGHORNE.
Such terrific forms as these.

Scott.
Such terrific charms as these.

Mason.
I ne'er betray'd a virgin's easy faith. SCOTT.
No virgin's easy taith I e'er betray'd. HAMMOND.
Or prone beneath the myrtle shade.

Scott:
When prone beneath an osier thade. LANCHORNE.
Many a gem of purer ray.

Scott.
Many a gem of purelt ray...

GRAY.
Inspiration breathes around.

Scott.
Inspiration breath'd around.

GRAY.
Her far fore-seeing tube applies.

Scott.
Thy far fore-seeing tube apply.

LANGHORNE. After all, in favour of Mr. Scott, we agree with Strada, who, in his Prolufions, obferves, that it is difficult to distinguish between the treasures of the memory, and the productions of the invention, but this circumsiance ought to put Poets upon their guard, who are, of all Writers, the most liable to be detected in borrowing, as their works are the most casily remembered.

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