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S O N N E T.
In happy mixture with Delight appears,
T'improve and captivate the human mind,
To dark oblivion;emit:ferene it fecs
Of Malice (from such balé alloy refin'd)
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.
TO SYLVAN UŞ UBB A N EsQz
Are theie who retrospe&ive views would trace,
Or who each Şeason's change would nicely trace,
Are xhere of fine and pure ethereal fight,
But would we scan the fum of earthly things,
Proceed then, URBAN, Learning to attend,
The Gentleman's Magazine
ST. JOHN's Gaie.
St. James's Chron.
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.
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.
fin. pts. in Jan. 1788.
cloudy, fair. 3 29 17
hafiy showers, gleams of fun." 4 30
white frost, ice, fair and still." 29 14
white frost, ice, fair and ftill, 29
fair, fost and mild.3
overcalt, rain. 4
rain, violeot wind and rain,
storms with rain.
fair. 14 29 15 42
sun, pleasant.s 29 13
7 blustering wind and showers,
fun, pleasant, brisk wind,?
thin clouds and wind. 8 19 30
bright and pleasant, spring-like. 20 30
overcast and gloomy. 21 29 19
overcast. 1o 22 29 18
ice, bright, with wind. 23 29 18
thickith ice, fair.
ice, fair and pleasant.lt 25 29
fair, mild, and pleasant. 12 27 29 12
13 sun&wind, pleasant,rain&storms 13 28 29
clouds and wind, rain, formy
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,
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
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
ought to be a sufficient security to your ings, and edged off his tye, that a once. readers, that the candour and good R-week combing might do; and therco sense of the publisher secures 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. UFBAN,
“ And where is .it, Ralph ?" YOUR fpondent B Bimena Why, burnt, as you bid me." And
tions the fuccess with which the thus it is, Mr. Urban, throughout all larr Dr. Batue administered a potion of mankind. We can see the shabby wig, mimickey to some of his patients; nor and feel the piriful 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. benificial in some cases as any cordial ing life. wbatever in the Maieria medica; and I Now, Mr. Urban, you may, if you can assure you that Battie always carried please, clofe 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 adininifter beallbio he would adminiiter it. In thort, Mr. your many readers : Urban, the Doctor was as good a There was at King's-college, a very PUNCH as be was a physician. At goud-tempered, handlome, fix-feetIchool, or at college, he was always in high parton, of the name of L--. pursuit of what we call fun. Now, Sir, He was one of the college chaunters, as it is agreed, that thole who play at and the constant butt at commons, in bowis mult take rubbers, I cannot help the hall as well as in the parlour. Harry relating a piece of funnery which befel dieaded so much the fight of a gun, or the Dictor huntelf at l xbridge, the a cale of pistols, that such of his friends place where he wilt opened his medical as did not care for too much of his buige, and when his Fellowship of company, always kept fire-arms in King's-college, Cambridge, and what their room. The relater of this article, lieue he could pick up in lves, were his then tcarce a man, was encouraged by 3V1, Clopport.
the reverend ibe Fellows to place himself Mr. T-re, a Fellow of the saing at the corner of the chapel, with a gun college, and a selloze -1u1fiar alto, hav loaded only with powder, and, as Harry ing inde from London one morning to went to prayers, to thoot at bim at the pill his old chum, arrived when the Dr. distance of about twenty yards. Unforwas cut upon his valits, and, as a little tunately, the gun being loaded with sain had ületud his viitor's wig, he courte damp common powder, the whole falled upon Wiliam to bring him the of it did not burn, and poor H. L-I's Doctor's old grizzle, and to put a dull face received a great many whole grains di pou'wir zulo 015.
But before that therein, and with such force as to reoperation was compleated, the Doctor main in the skin. The fright, and a appeared in his well-dietled iye. As linie inflammation, put the poor chaunter foon as the mutual civilities were over, to bed. We were all much alarmed; ** Zvunds," said Battie, “ Ralph, what and, left the report should reach the a curred wigs you have got on!" "It is Vice-chancellor's cars, the good-tem, true," saisi T (taking it off his head), pered ---t was prevailed upon to fink so it is a bad one, and if you will, do I the cause of his disorder, and to be only have oilvitier, I will bum it.” “By all ill. Battic and Banks (the only two mcaus," laid the Doctor, “ fer, in fellow-students in phyfic) happened not fruth, it is a very Caxon.” Accordingly, to be of the scoring parly, and were, the fiy went to the fire. Now, in ibose therefore, called to the artistance of the days frupalıly was necilary, and the fick man. They found his face red, Djor continely, upon returning inflamed, and sprinkled with black hume, uncovered lus yarn under. Itock. fpots! that his pulte was high, and his
· * We are not a little indebted to the good opinion of this and the preceding corresponde ent; ani cant help being of opinion with them, that the advantage of an anonymous figmature to those who are delirous of trying their Itrength in our “Clyfies his bow," prepon: seraies az unit che obligation of adding real names. There are cales, however, and those of the first importance, when the name adds refpectability to the publication; and in this point evely correspondent will consult and comply with his own feelings. Anonymous Dander we are ever Itudios Go avoid. Edim