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S O N N E T.
U RBAN, thy Volume, where Inftru&ion join!

In happy mixture with Delight appears,
Shall fill continue, through revolving years,

T'improve and captivate the human mind,
When all its Rivals have been long confign'd

To dark oblivion;emit:ferene it fecs
Free from dire Party's rock; nor by the facer

Of Malice (from such balé alloy refin'd)
Its worth depreffes. While impartial Fame

To thy chafie toils allots this mécd of praise,

May kind Success attend thy gen?rous aim, And, to affift those coils through future days,

The lofty verse another SEWARD build,

His mighty pen another JOHNSON wield ! Dec. 31, 1788.

M

TO SYLVAN UŞ UBB A N EsQz
ON COMPLEATING HIS LVIIITH VOLUME.

lay,
Hails the meridian of this annual day,
When thy trim Vessel, fraught with Learning's fores,
The Cornucopia on each threthold pours;
While the full harvest of each circling year
Suits every rafte, and every different fpherc;
Which just defign in every clime doch fave
From cold Negleet, or dark Oblivion's grave :
Still may th' arrangement charm th' expanded view,
While you the Useful and ihe Sweet pursue.

Are theie who retrospe&ive views would trace,
The meed of arms, and dignity of place?
Time-hononrod piles, or castle-courted peces,
The patting glory of recoiling years
Thy ftudious pages will their aim rcquite,
Thár throw a radiance ow the darkest night!
Are there who'd Nature curiously observe,
Her laws how far each class, each rank, preserved
Thine's the bles' talk their withes to supply,
With Music's ear, and Microfcopic Eye.

Or who each Şeason's change would nicely trace,
Mark day's benign or inauspicious face?
For them the Year's fair progress is enrolld,
Heat of each day, its medium or its cold:
Hait infant Science! grace this favourite foil,
Where pleasure ever muft eclipfe the toil.

Are xhere of fine and pure ethereal fight,
That melt at woe, or catch the quick delight,
And feel that soul' which gives the Mafter's hand;
Who lyre, of lute, or Tylvan pipc, command ?
In thy pure thades they charm each listening car,
And Fancy's pleas'd, and Judgement loves to hear,

But would we scan the fum of earthly things,
The transient state of Genius, Peers, and Kinga
Let us to thy Obituary turn,'
Where Candour points to each attractive urn;
While the her praise on Merit doth bestow,
Like her,;a veil der fraikies learn to throw;
Learn, from the whole, the moment to improve
Nor tempt our fare, nor dread our fure remove,

Proceed then, URBAN, Learning to attend,
Be thou to Science, Agent, Guardian, Friends

The Gentleman's Magazine

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Public Advertiser
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Morning Herald
The World
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For

JANUARY, 1783.

38

Ο Ο Ν Τ Α Ι Ν Ι Ν G Meteor. Diaries for Jari. 1783, and Feb. 1787 2! A Worl invenigited for the Oxford Dictionary 29 Real Names of Correspondents not necetlary 3 Green Woodpro.ed'o be not.: Rehiterof 91 31 The Utility of a well-timed cordial Laugli 4 Further Particulars of the Human Petrefaction it. Droll Anecdote of the late learned Dr. Bartie ib Cicero's Characters of Arxins and lebdien

32 Anecdote of Parson L-, of King's College il. Candid Hlustrations of ult Year's Colune 33 Useful Question to the Inclosers of Watte Land 51 Thoughts on Use of Tebacco, ad u Opium 34 Problem on the Communication of Motion 6. Simon de Apuli?---Encament a Kapoft 35 Remarks on a Dream related in Vol. LVII. ib. Infiription to Floriar, nem Peterbo. 13h 36 Female Writers Dr. Anderson and Dr. Smith 7 Giants at GildHÁLL, whence deri ed

37 Hints for Improvement of Jolinson's Dictionary 8 Thoughts on Suicide, and on a future State Fine ancient Sculpture at Lichfield described 9 Ou the Rights and the Comforts of the Poor 40 Mr. Daltos on the PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT ib. Account of S. Hoffrian, an Infant Muficjan 41 Account of Mr. Dalton's Views and Sections 10 Original Latte of Anthony Wintíor, Eių.

42 Anecdotes of the Founder of Sunday Schools The Names of F1, and their best Seasons

4 Literature and Polite Arts, where encouraged 15 J. E's Farewel to Pilalehes on Dr. Priestle: 45 Original Letters of the pious Mr. J. HERVEY 17 Proceedings in present Suision of Parliament 46 The Fern, or Brakes, botanically described 19 REVIEW OF NEW PURLICATIONS 49-65 Observations on Mr.Hutchinson and hisWritings 2 1 SELECT POETRY, ancient and modern 61-62 Remarks on Mr. Wakefield's Edition of Gray 22 Foreign Affairs, E. and W. India News, Americar Original Thoughts on Molern Education 25

Intelligence, Domestic aurreures

66-86 Critical Reviewer's Opinion of Dr. Jolin Jebb 26 Marriages, Deaths, Prefer nents, &c. 81-8 Amiahle Character of the good Bishop Hough 27 Prices of Grain-Theatrical Regilter, &c. 8 Two Coppor Medals of Pretender and his Wife 2x]Daily Variations in the Prices of Stocks 8 Embelliched with exact Representations of the PIRAMIDS OF EGYPT, drain and etched by Mr: Daltos; a curicus Pece of SCULPTURE from LICHFIELDS;

and a BARRISTER in the Dress of the last Century.

Gent.

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s r L V A NUS, URBAN,

LONDON, Frinien by JOHN NICHOLS, for D. HENRY, !ale of SAINT JOHN'S GATE.

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE for January, 1788. Height ot Fahrenheit’s Thermometer. Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Barom. Weather

Barom. Weather fin. pis. in Jan. 1788.

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49
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cloudy, fair. 3 29 17

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hafiy showers, gleams of fun." 4 30

S

white frost, ice, fair and still." 29 14

white frost, ice, fair and ftill, 29

44
SW

overcaft.
29

52
SW

blustering wind.
29 17

51
W

fair, fost and mild.3
29 9

49
W

ftormy, rain.
29 3

47
SW

overcalt, rain. 4
29

46
S

rain, violeot wind and rain,
28

45
S

storms with rain.
28
19 45

W

fair. 14 29 15 42

W

sun, pleasant.s 29 13

W

78
36
29 16

53
SW

7 blustering wind and showers,
17
30 1

47
SW

fun, pleasant, brisk wind,?
18
30 I

50
W

thin clouds and wind. 8 19 30

W

bright and pleasant, spring-like. 20 30

NW

overcast and gloomy. 21 29 19

NE

overcast. 1o 22 29 18

NE

ice, bright, with wind. 23 29 18

NE

thickith ice, fair.
29 17

44
w

ice, fair and pleasant.lt 25 29

16
42

Touring 26

29
18
52

fair, mild, and pleasant. 12 27 29 12

49
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13 sun&wind, pleasant,rain&storms 13 28 29

16
54

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• 13

clouds and wind, rain, formy

night.14

OBSERVATIONS. I Crocuses begin to blow in warm situations ~2 Chaffinch (fringilla celebs) and thrushi

(rurdus muficus) sing. Beautiful vernal day. - 3 Striped crocuses in full bloom.-4 Woodlaurel (Daphne laureola) in bloom.- 5 Sky-lark (alauda arvensis) fings*.–Hedge-spr row (motacilla modularis) fings.? Bloom-buds of pears much eolarged. Violets in bloom. _.8 Yellow crocuses in high beauty. -9 The opening buds of the weeping willow (Salix Babylonica) give a greenish cast to the tree. Our late frosts in the spring often destroy these earliest appearances of returning foliage.-e Persian iris and elm-tree in bloom - Male yew-urees dusty mith farina. Rooks (corvus frugilecus) build.—12 While poplar in bloch Brimstone and brown butterflies (papilio rhamni & cortice) appear. 13 Greenfiach (loxia chloris) fings. Bees frequent crocuses.—14 Forward apricots in bloom,

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Mr. URBAN,

Jan 1. the explanation of an altar, a medal, or *XXXX R. BERINGTON, well a conventual seal ; difquifitions which

known to the world by I own, tó me, form one of the most en

his “ History of Abe- tertaining parts of your Miscellany, and Millard and Heloise," and on which, on hiftory, topograplıy, and

many other ingenious other branches of antiquities, I do not *XXX and interesting publica, see what room there can be for illiteral

tions, having proposed personalities and uncandid frieures. (LVII. 1044) that, in future, no anony. In fubjects of religious controverly, mous contributions thall be received into indeed, your valuable Miscellany; I am one of a - quæ tantum potuit fuadere malorum, large number of your readers and cor- I confefs I have sometimes been offend. respondents, who, knowing the weighted with faults ímilar to those of which which every thing must have that falls Mr. B. complains; but in this instance from so respectable a pen, are much it would be easy for you to reject the alarmed left his proposal should be car obnoxious papers, or adopt his plan ried into execution. But a moment's quoad boc. If these few hints, festinanter reflection will convince Mr. Urban, et autosxidası feripta, prevent the ge. that such a scheme would be greatly neral adoption of Mr. Bs scheme, I to the prejudice of himself and his fall think myself happy in continuing readers.' At present, Sir, your publi

Your Occasional Correspondent. cation is the only one in Europe, which is constantly flíed with entertainment Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 2. and instruction from a variety of au

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T was recommended, vol. LVII. p. thors, who can expect neither fame nor 1044, that all your correspondents profit from their communications : but, should lign their real names; a recomif Mr. B's plan were permanent, your mendation to which I prelume, Sir, you Magazine would foon fink to the level will never attend. The very utility of other Magazines, must be filled with and excellence of your Magazine coninfpid stories, trilling anecdotes, piracies filts in the opportunity it gives to men from other publications, or a pitiful de of science or literature to investigate tail of the fathions, and consequently, fubjects without the necessity of standinstead of being circulated through all ing forth as the authors. Some names, the learned part of Europe, must be I will readily grant, might be given 10 confined to the perutal of feeble ama the publick without any inconvenience; teurs, or ladics' maids. For a nume. and whether I or your correfpondent rous tribe of your correspondents, those sign our names, our initials, or atlume who are invited by the secrecy of the fictitious ones, may be of little importa publication would immediately withe ance; but I should be forry to lose the draw their contributions; and many entertainment and improvement your others would be amamed to meet the Magazine affords by the arbitrary inworld openly on so trivial a subject as junction Mr. Berington proposes. It

oughc

got it.

ought to be a sufficient fecurity to your ings, and edgrd off his tye, that a once. readers, that the candour and good 4-week combing might do; and theresense of the publisher fecures his work fore, previous to his skinning his legs, from being the vehicle of malignity and “ Here, William," said he, “bring me folly *. Yours, &c. D. R. my old wig, and put up my tye."

William informed the Dr. Mr T. had Mr. UCBAN,

Jan. 5.

“ And where is .it, Ralph!" B

• Why, burnt, as you bid me.” And tions the success with which the thus it is, Mr. Urban, throughout all Jarı Dr. Barje adminisered a polion of mankind. We can see the shabby wig, mimickry to some of his patients; nor and feel the pitiful tricks of our friends, can there be any doubt but that a cordial and yet overlook the disorder on which jau b, properly timed, may prove as our own wardrobes often are left dur. beneficial in some cries as any cordial ing life. whatever in the Maieria medica; and I Now, Mr. Urban, you may, if you can assure you that Battie always carried please, close this account of an innocent that cordial about with him, though piece of fun, unless the following addi. Lately it was only here and there that tional anecdote may administer health lo ne would adminuter it. In short, Mr. your many readers : Urban, the Doctor was as good a There was at King's-college, a very PUNCH as he was a physician. At goud-tempered, handsome, Gix-feet. Ichool, or at college, he was always in high parfon, of the name of L-t. pursuit of what we call fun. Now: Şir, He was one of the college chaunters, as it is agreed, that thole who play at and the constant butt at commons, in bowls muit take rubbers, I cannot help the hall as well as in the parlour. Harry relating a piece of funnery which betel dreaded fo much the fight of a gun, or the Difor hunfelf at Oxbridge, the a cale of pistols, that such of his friends plaie where he hitt opened his medical as did not care for too much of his bu işti, and when bis Fillowship of company, always kept fire-arms in King's-college, Camordge, and what their room. The relater of this article, lieue he could pick up in (ves, were his then Icarce a man, was encouraged by svi le lopport

the reverend the Fellows to place himself Mr. T—-le, a Fellow of the same at the corner of the chapel, with a gun college, and a jollowupcr alto, hav- loaded only with powder, and, as Harry ing iode London one morning to

went to prayers, to thoot at him at the villi bis old cbum, arrived when the Dr. diliance of about twenty yards. Unfor. Was Gut upon his viliis, and, as a little tunately, the gun being loaded with Jam tad ietsed his viltor's wig, he courte damp common powder, the whole failed upon Wition to bung him the of it did not buin, and poor H. L-i's Doctor's ola grizzle, and to put a aut face received a great many whole grains Dj pouder into b15.

But before thit therein, and with such force as to reoperativas compleated, the Doctor

main in the skin. The fright, and appeared in his well-duelled tye. As little infiammation, put the poor chaunter foon as the murual civilies were over, to bed. We were all much alarmed ;

Zvunds," " Said Battie, '• Ralph, what and, left the report Mould reach the a curiod wig you have got on!” “It is Vice-chancellor's cars, the good-temtrue," said I (taking it of his head), pered L---t was prevailed upon to fink so it is a bad one, and if you will, as I the cause of his dilorder, and to be only have woiber, I will bum it." " By all ill. Batrie and Banks (the only two means," said the Doctor, “ for, in fellow.liudents in phylic) happened not truth, it is a very Caxon." Accordingly, to be of the scoring party, and were, the fou went to the fire. Now, in ibose therefore, called to the allistance of the days fru? ality was necessary, and the fick man. They found his face red, Ducior confiantly, upon returning in Hamed, and sprinkled with black hume, uncovered lis yarn under lock spots! that his pulle was high, and his

* We are not a little indebted to the good opinion of this and the preceding corresponde ent; and can not help beir:g ot opinion with them, that the advantage of an anonymous 115nature to those who are detirous of trying their ength in our “Ulysies his bow,” prepon: Nerdes azuut the obligation of adding real names. There are cases, however, and those of the tu st importance, when the name adds respectability to the publication; and in this point evely correspondent will confult and comply with his own feelings. Anonymous Dander we ere ever studiois go avoid. Evin,

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