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Feb. i.

Striklures on Mr. Harmer's Observations. 113 Mr. URBAN,

have a reference with the pigeon which your Reviewer (vol. LVII. P: was supposed to have whispered inspira

1091) tion into his . on the two additional volumes of the

The gold-colour, p. 58, may be a Observations on Scripture, lately pub- strong and brilliant cream-colour. lished. I am going to add my mite of Obf. 18. Was it Herod, or some applause on the, to me, unknown au. Roman Gencral, who thus imoaked the thor, Had he been within the pale of banditti in their caves, in Jofephus ? the established church, he might have Obf. 19. P. della Valle's relation seems received his reward in a stall or a dean a little inconsistent: no inbabited place ery. He may now be only the humble near, and yet the nearesi village in the pastor of an obfcure congregation of forest and no want of provisions. JonaProtestant Diflenters, at a distance from than firengibened David's hand in God, the metropolis, and hardly known to by animating him to fresh assurances of his higher and more eminent brethren his favour. All the relt is too fare there. He appears to poffefs cqual in: fetched for the sake of a comparison. genuity and modesty, and to make good Obf. 24. Q.1. Was the pit, there us of the books which his good friends mentioned, wet or dry ? were they not and neighbours, who delight in the flain at it for the convenience of casting fame pursuit with himself, help him to. the dead bodies into it? The LXX

But, with all respect for Mr. Har- translate it Briganal TWV Trebusywv; the mer's penetration, I am apprehensive Vulgate," camera paftorum," and " cijhe has carried it too far, in various in terna ad cameram paftorum.” ftances, in the present volumes. He Obs. 25. The passage of Isaiah means, will forgive a critic, who profefies the leading a large unconnected body of fincerelt regard for him and his subject, people with as much cafe as a man maoffering some refleélions on such “ Ob nages a firey courser in the open plain, fervations” as appear to him not so well where he has space to be frisky in, and founded or pertinent as many in the with all the composure of a herd of carbook.

tle, or even a single beast, descending Obs. 13. Zebul says to Gaal, Thou from the hills into the vallies for change secît the shadow of mountains as if they of pasture.” The wilderness is comwere men.” The CKDKY TWY opewe ou pared to a mountain, and opposed to the Battus ws ardzas. LXX. “Umbras mou

vallies or cultivated country. tium vides quasi capita bominum, et hoc Obf. 30. Wiih the remains of truc. escore deciperis," Vulg. “ He mistook tures on Mount Tabor, compare our the hadow of the rocks for men,Jo. Becfion caille, Dinas B an, and a hunJepbus. A difference is here strained dred more such, in Wales, &c. or eyen between rocks and mountains, to serve a Stonehenge, though on a plain. fancıful hypothcfis.

Obf. 31. The binding the scarle: line, Obf. 10. No Thadow of authority for by which the spies were let down, in rose leaves or branches strewed before Rabab’s window, Joth. ii. 15, does not our Lord. Exowly razdes, or ses@adas appear to have been done in a net-work και εσρονυον εν τη οδω. .

form, to answer the purpose of a lattice, Ouf. 11. In Gent. Mag. L. 527, is but merely tied to as to serve for a quære, whether parcht corn might not mark of distinction to the Israelites have been coffre. The word coin is when they took the city. Nor is the printed in Italics, as if not in the ori- colour fuch a matter of difficulty. ginal when connected with parched. In Obf. 38. The tower at Conilborough the LXX and Vulgate it is flour. caftle, with its fairs, or rather steps,

Obf. 14. Though there is no ac for they are all on the outlide of the counting for the inexhaustible wealth of approach, does not seem calculated for India, one cannot belp suspecting the the proclairacion of a king, or to place balis of Fatima's tomb were only gilded, him on. The staiis going down from

the city of David, Nehem. 111. 15, do Obf. 15. Pavilion, in our old records, seems to have been an infcrior kind of

not neceflarily imply the stairs of a fora

trejs. The tower's at Sliechem and ient, papillones being put after tenta in Thebes (Judges ix. 464-5'). the wardrobe account of Edw. J. p. 91. keeps; but it does nor appear that Jehu

Obl.17. The pigeons of Nationet randed in the keep af Ramoth Gilead, GENT. MAG. February, 1788.

and not folid gold.


or was anointed in an inner chamber of generation, winnin yeved, the Children the keep, or that there are rooms within of Israel went up out of Egypt; and to one another in Conisborough keep, but this probably, by five, our margin re: rather over one another. Whether the fers, and in a rank is only a gloss. Bp. niches in the two state or upper, not in Patrick prefers the former senses, which ner, roums, were really cells for idols feem to imply, that they went up wellor not, they are most unhappily paral- marfalled, and in good array, and perleled at Shechem by an si bold of the haps too in order of battle, and prehouse of the god Berith.” The LXX pared for accidents; for, though they says the people came eis ouvidsvoo Ber-, were led out of the way of war, they 8xi Bezug; the Vulgate, “ ingreffi funt soon fell in with it from the Amalefanum dei sui Berith," and then add sites. It may refer to Psa. cv. 37, this paraphrase, “ubi fædus cum eo - There was not one feeble person a. pepigerant, et ex eo locus nomen accepe- mong their tribes." At all events, the rai qui erat munilus value;" so that it referring it to the order of their cattle is was only a fortifed temple, not a temple too great a refinement.-- We thould not in a citadel.

be told what the margin of our translaObf. 44. It is not easy to comprehend tion says, but what it is in the original. where the difficulty can be raised from, Obf. 71. According to the Observer's in the compariton of fupplies to differ- idea, p. 265, an English translation of ent persons in different circumstances. the present day should say, “ make

Obr. 57. Adonijah's fast was purely furnpike-roads through the country.political, to court popularity, and fe- A translation in the Augustan age of cure a party to support his claim to the Rome would have talked of making crown.'lla. xlix. 9, means to make military ways. the deliverance as public as possible. Obi: 74. surely speaks of those plauSolom. Song, vii. 11, means merely, dits which are expressed by clapping let us go into the country. Feltivity both hands together, both in Pi. xlvii. and pleature are not intended in Ilaiah, !, and 2 Kings xi. 12, Isa. 1v. 12. All but merely freedom from confinement. these bursts of loud applause would not The captivity of the Jews in Babylon be expressed by gentie gesticulations. was only the transplanting them from Obs. 77. There is a print of the Grand their own into a strange land. There Seignior, in his fan feathers in Mois no implication of allociation with 'trave's Travels. other nations being forbidden to the P. 291, l. ult. Instead of " from Jews in Jer. xxix. 4—7.

whom those feathers are taken," rather Obf. 58. Zech. ii. 10, does not mean, read," who furnish the plume,'' &c. call to his neighbours who were fitting Obf. 78. The dancing before Saul under trees, but, call his neighbours 10 and David was triumphal and congra. At under trees with hin, i. e. form par- tulatory, very different from that before zies together; and Iliaci, on their re- Tott, in hope of a reward.

Thcic muturn from captivity, were to invite one sicians were men, and not, as the Obanother, friends and neighbours, as in ferver doubts not it would appear, wothe parable of the loft money and sheep. men.

Obľ 59, p. 210. Jacob travelled all Obs. $1. The throne, Nchema. iii. 7, alone for very different purposes from mcans nothing more than the redince Tobit's travcilers.

of the governor, as we vie the word Obk 64. The paflage in Tobit vii. 1, feat of government in the like fente; is to different in the LXX and Vulgate, and so Mr. H. explains it, Obf. 14, p. 49. that one would rather incline to the lat. Obf. 84. Silver, in Jofephus, Nicans ter, that Raguel gerespolov: but whe- cloth of tilver, filver ijue, improperly ther it was the act of the father, or the called, by our Author, ihreads or wire's daughter, it means only greeting, mein of hilver. ther faluting with offeciionate pleasure, Obf. 85. The article of red fboes is nor killing his hand. Jacob killed Ra too bad to be admitted ; and the subchel as his relation and future wife, lime passage, 1 Kings ii. 5, is frittered The harlot's kifles should not have been down to nothing. mentioned.

Obf. 86. is not lcfi exceptionable. « The Children of Israel The enumeration of habits is no more went up barnefjed out of the land of redundant than that of the various myEurypt, Ex. xli. 18. The Vulgate sical instruments, or officers belonging toys, armari. The LXX, in the fifth to the Government, The wbole chiapter

Obf. 70.

Feb. 4.

Strictures on Harmer.-Taylor's “ Liberty of Prophefying.115 is as minute as Homer himself would P. 1162, col. 2, I. 1, read Sir John have been. Decency no more required Berkely. putting men into a red-hot oven in Fig. 6, in your Supplement plate, is breeches, than the martyrs at the stake a coin of N5w JERSEY, one of the in Smithfield, who were stripped to thirteen American States. Cæfarea is their thirts. Nothing can be more un. the name of the island Jersey, and is fortunate than the supposition, that the here applied to the new colony, whose men were hurried to execution with badge is the horse's head and plough : their bammers, or maces, or any badges e pluribus unum, on the reverse, reters of office, in their bands. The later to the confederacy marked by the 13 drawings of Nienbuhr detect the inex- stripes in the shield. actness of Chardin and Le Bruvn. In Fig. 7, if truly drawn, bears on one thort, the three articles here described side the arms of Yarmouth, and, on the were the apparel of their beads, bodies, other, an ass's or mule's head, circumand lower parts, whether habits of ce scribed cox or cor Vovs. The MS. remony, or common dress; for it is to found with it smells very suspicious, p. be presumed that, were they arrayed in 1164. the richest robes, they would have had LVIII. p. 31, col. 1, l. 11, r. Gilpin, some closer. dress under them. A key, as a badge of office, is by no means pe

Mr. URBAN, culiar to the housholds of David or


TOUR correspondent P. Q. who Nebuchadnezzar; it is still to be seen wishes to take into his course of in that of Geo. III. so that the illuftra- reading whatever is useful or informing, tion from the figures at Pertepolis is defires to express his acknowledgements absolutely improbable.

to your correspondent A. B. in your Obs. 93. The couch, as Bp. Lowth lalt Supplement, p. 1168, for pointing translates the passage of Isai. Iviii. 5, is out to him Dr. Jer. Taylor's very valunot confined to the purposes of peeping. able book, intituled, Tbe Liberiy of -The Turks certainly kneel on car. Propbefying ; and, at the same time, to pets for cleanliness, as Christians in oblerve to him, that, in the very dedichurches prefer hafsocks to the bare cation of that valuable work, the good floor. The Turkish idea of the earth Bishop sets out with making liberty of on which they speak to God being boly, conscience consist in “ receiving him and therefore to be stood on bare-foot- that is weak in the faith, but not to ed, is taken from the command of God doubeful disputations; therefore, certainly himself at the burning bush, to pull off to charity, and not to vexations, not to his hoes, because the ground whereon those which are the idle effects of imperhe stood was holy, i. e. made so by the tinent wranglings. And, although it immediate presence of God *. So also be a duty of Christians that we all lpeak the Captain of the Lord's host to Joshua, the same thing, that there be no diviJosh. v. 15. This whole observation is fions among us, but that we be per. perplexed nor is the following happily fectly joined together in the fame inind, illustrated from Dr. Chandler's account and in the same judgement, yet this of a Greek practice.- As to the observe unity is to be estimated according to the ance of the Sabbath here recommended, unity of faith, in things ncceiiary, in what are we to say to the manner in matters of creed, and articles fundawhich Sunday afternoons are kept by all ' mental; for, as for other things, it foreiga Protestants :

to be wilhed than hoped for, (10 be continued.)

There, and thousands more to the same

purpose, are the doctrines of Cbrisians, Mr. URBAN,

whöfe fense and intendmeni I have proY mire

Supplement io vol. LVII.) has ing very much dijpreolid that so many omitted to notice the infcription on the opinions and new doctrines are comNorth door of the chancel of Basingstoke , menced among us; but more troubicd chuich, engraved in Bib. Top. Brit. that every man, that barb an opinion of No. XLI. among the dates of buildings bis own, ibinks bis own and orber men's and repairs of churches.

salvation is concerned in its main enance ; One wonders the author could not see but most of all, that men should be pera that the Chriftians of Tyre, Acts xxi. 5,

fecuted and aiflicted tor dilagreeing i! kneeled on the few shore only as the lait place luch opinions, which they cannot wille of taking leave of St. Paul and his companie fufficient grounds obtrude upon ovi er as, juft before they took thip.

bccauic they cannot propound


Feb. 2.

Feh. 5.

both infallible, and because they have peremptorily contradicts the learned no warrant from Scripture so to do." Pemberton ought to produce the most

Such then is Bp. T's' opinion of the decisive evidence. liberty of prophejving. What he says Perhaps it is not generally known to here of religious differences, he would your readers, that Mosaic gold, fixed certainly have extended to political ones, on the rubber with a small quantity of . had his subject led him to it. But po mercurial ointment, is the best inciter litics were not his profeílion.

of electricity yet discovered, even fupcBp. Lowth's Liberiy of Prophesying rior to the amalgamas made of tin, or was confined to matters of literature. zinck, and quicksilver. T. H. W.

And here finally rets, with the fatis P.S. Ar p. 313, col. 1, of your last faction of finding such great names on vol. infitad of “

"free-worthip," read his hide, this difference of opinion on free-worthip.” In p. 860, col. 2, by the part of


the omillion of she word so, the finic of

a passage is totally pervertid. “ TlırivMr. URBAN,

ing timber, while vigorous, increases in ΤΗ

HE College of Physicians, in their value 10 or 15 per cent. in a year; but

laft Dispensatory, altered the name the progress is to gradually lackened, of the preparation of tin, sulphur, fal- that, before it iotally stops, the annual ammoniac, and quick hlver, from au growth decreases to two or three per rum Mofaicum to aurum mufiuum, as I cini. so that the profitable time to cut apprehend, without a juft foundation. timber is, when the growth ceases to For I do not imagine that this composio exceed the interest of money.” P. 861, tion hath any connexion with that kind col. 1, "an abstinence from some of of teffelated work corruptly called Mo- these animals as 10 food,” dele 10. Jaic, instead of musaic or musive, from the Greck word het hoy. These che


Feb. 6. quered pictures have certainly nothing Pos

OSSIBLY some of your numerous

readers may be able to explain the brews, as the name now crioncously following historical paradox, for so it implies *. On the other hand, when I appears to me, after having tried in first law this medicine, which so greatly vain every method I could think of for resembles goid in powder, I concluded, accounting for the fact here ftated. Mr. that the inventor had obviousl; denomi- Rapin, in his Afla Regia, p. 151, trannated it Mosaic gold from the following scribing from Rymer, says, “And yet paflige: " And Moscs took the (gold in November last (that is, 1337) he en) calf which they had made, and (Edward III.) had sent the Bishop of burnt it in the tire, and grourd it 10 Lincoln, and inc Earls of Narthamptor powder, and strawed it upon the water," and Suffolk, with 10,000 sacks of wool Exod. xxxii. 20.

A process, however, into Brabant, to make retainers in fligh beyond the power of modern chemistry, Germany; and there, at the fame time, and therefore tikely to divell the fironga they told all their wool, every fack for er on the mind of the operator. Håd furiy pounds, which amounted in ali to the carly practitioners of the hermeric 400,000l. That the price of English art always found titles fo applicable, it

wool in former times was higher than would have prevented the icience be it has been for a century patt, was a ing disgraced with much unmeaning fa&t I well knew; but that it ever shouid juigon, and involved in much nicdiels have fold at the enormous price here obicurity.

stated, appeared to me impotible; so I mention this circumstance of the that I think thcic must be here some impropriety of changing the term au mistake that I cannot account for. That qu'n Moji i am into aurum mulivuin as a a just idea of the amount of the fun probable conjeciure only; for he who hue fpecified may be obtained, your

readers wiil pleafé to adveri, that, in in Even Milion does not seem to be aware

the year 1337, a pound sterling con. of the error which haih crert into live ortho

tained 5262.22 grains of pure silver, and graphy of this word:

that a pound sterling at pretent contains Each b: anteous flower only 1718.7 grains of pure filver, conIris all hues, roses, and jeliam in,

fequently 401. in 1337, contained as Rear'd higli their tlourith'd heads between, much pure silver as 1221. gs. 30. at Mofaic.

[and wrought present. And as Mr. Hame compute$ Par. Loj, 1. 4, v. 697. that the value of filver, at the beginning



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Stri&tures on the modern Saftem of Education.

117 of the 14th century, was nearly ten to liold in this eniightened age! when times greater than at the present time, krowlege of what they are picased to it would seem that a lack of wool, in ca'i vice is so much in tallion; and, the year 1337, was equal in value to among the young, it is ine vain knowo about 12241. 1os. in the year 1787. lus, valuid, or eve: taiked of--naj, This appears to be such an extravagant also among those who are ro chickens! price, that I cannot perfuade mytelf - Indeed, a young person cannot remain that it could be fo; and I should be long ignorunt in your impioving state glad to see where the error lies. of police and manners; and all precep.

Yours, &c. CANDIDUS. 1ors, as well as myself, fay, that the N. B. A lack of wool coniains 364 more a young person knows, so much pounds; fo that, at the above rate, the the better. price of a pound of wool should be 31. By the former fystem, a young pera 75.50.1.

fon's taste and principles were formed

before he became a man--e had sources LETTERS ON EDUCATION. of elegant entertainment within himself (Continued from p. 26.)

-a relih was formed fo the acquisition

of knowledge from works of giniusLETTER IV.

the study of nature—the pursuit of moNow has your well-train'd fon mature attain'd ral science the fine aris, &c. while

The joyful prime, when youth, elate and frivolous amusement and dislipation were Steps into life, and follows, unrestrain’il, [gay, held as unmanly and unworthy. But Where pallion leads, or pleasure points the how much fuperior to all there is the way.

present early knowledge of life !--The March 26, 1786. pursuit of a hare or a fox-or of an hoN

making their fons MEN at twelve, champaign and claret--for dreis--for that they might be Boys all the rett of cards--horse-racing-cock-lighting their lives; and as people wish to re tavern parties—and, above all, the die main young as long as they can, I hope vine culinary science! This is to live! the syftem was not displeasing. If I --the other was to think--d which, may judge from practice, it is indeed I pray you, has the beiter bargain : much otherwise than displeasing, and Every fine fellow will tell you, if you it undoubtedly has a manifest advantage are doubtful. in faving time. Why, Sir, a few years As you have hitherto been very inago, a Boy in your country was a Boy dulgent to me, I will not opprets you till he had passed the greatest part of his with a long letter at prefert, bu: profeacademical liudies, and bathfulness and cute the steps of fasionally education in modeliy even marked the demneavour

my next. I am, &c.

DELZEBUB. of riper years. Boys were then laughed

(To be continueu) at, and hissed by their school-fellows, as hilly infignificant puppies, who were Mr. URBAN, saken up about drels, or in attending M4

ENTION haring beon made in a : now,

former paper of eminent altilis, half learned their grammar and exer who Hourished during the goiden age of ciles, they commence men of gallanıry; Grecian taste, it may not te impiuper after which parents and matters may at to colicct from ancient authors, t'iz. temp: indecd to reach them, but in rea Paulavias, Strabo, Plutarch, Dionylity' their education is finished. The fius, Pliny, and others who are cited ni u uva:se bonte, which my friend Chef. by Junius, &c. fome few particulais terfield labours so much to conquer, is respecting those artists. now soon got over, and you have know. Panænus or Panæus is, by Pausanias, ing little fellows long before they go to called the brotler, by Strabo, the cous college. Some of your graver fort of hin, of Phidias. His principal work people wonder at the periness and impu was the Battle of Marathon, in which dence of the boys, but theie unfashionable pamting the Athenian generals Milci. people are wearing out.

ades, Callimachus, Cynagirus, and the Some moral writers (who, by the Barbarian commanders Datis and Arway, I am glad to see so little attended tapharnes, were drawn after the life. 10,) boldly assert, that IGNORANCE Zeuxis is celebrated by Lucian for OF VICE IS THE SUREST GUARDIAN his art in disposing of light and shade : OF YIRTUE. This is ftrange doctrine he is, however, reprehended by Arif

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