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a wickel li'tle rogue, or a little pickle. thing ! it makes him so bafpx ! and then He will, from this treatment, every day Miter Such-a.one had to inuch money improve; and Pickle will soon becoine a

at the lait hall, and people must be uprý wicked dog indeed. Do not reítrict neighbour-like, you know. Not that him from keeping company with the l rould give our fun so much gollas" tersants, or reading improving ballads -“ Gold !" perhaps the father will wicht e maids; for he thould know all

interrupt hastily. " Why, Mrs. Carechargeurs.

ful, who has the belt bred sons at the And now comes the time when the school, gives them only sixpence, and • mai 2cellus y part of modern education it is enough. There was but laci vear fhould be attended to, and that is

a parcel of your pocket-money Boy's had This is the period to form a hot fupper and a drink, in a neighyour ton either a pretty gentlemunt

, by buuring tavern, instead of their bread some thick pated people called a coxo and milk! Others again bought negus cumb; or a fine fellow, not untrequent (which, by the way, ought always to Ty termed a backguar.1: but it is not be permitied at dancing-Ichool balls, unlikely you may succeed in making and made frong). And the conseguence him a part of born, which is the molt of all this was, that a number of boys fabionable of all ciaracters. This

got drunk, dillurbed the company, and branch of education he will probably infulted the girls.”—The answer to this be fonder of than any other; and there renionQuance of the father is plain c. fore give him as much of it as he

nough, viz. “ Your 'dear boy is better pleatis, alilovgh all liat is made of it bred, and will not do so; thercfore, now-a-day's is to be able to

camper give him the moncy, and make the boy through a country dance. neis, clegance, and talte, are totally Ifihe father is a man of an easy temout of fathion in dancing. Ramping per, or one of the ton, who follows his is the con. The trolicking with the

own pleasures, he will let the mother inille's will please him vailly; and the and the son do just as they please; and evening practilings he will delight ill.

then all parties will be satisfied, which Let manna study now to dress him is what I wilh. well, by giving him laced linen, the

By following this plan, which is now moft fashionable large buckles, hand- indeed very much practised, your fon fome Gilk fuckings, cimbroidered waist will be a man at twelve, and a boy all coats, and every turib piece of dress in the refi of his life. And as you mortals perfection. The father, if he is (hal with to remain young as long as you is called) a sensible man, will probably this Tyltem cannot fail of being remonstrate againt all this tinery, and

very agreeable.

It would be tedious to represent dancing as only a frivolous fuit this plan of education to every conand secondary accomplishment: but

dition; but discerning parents will be the proper way of seafoning for mothers cafily able to apply the general principle is, to hold these as antiquated notions to particular lituations. • The poor fellow mult be clean; and

In my next, 1 thall introduce my then it looks 1o volily pretty and genteel, young man a little more into life. and the miles will be quit: in love with

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(To be continued.) dressi and Sır R. S--, fon such another?” Ten to one but the father Mr. URBAN, Gray's Inn, Jan. 14. may jay-" People of rank's children are the most simply drefled.” This, tical Reviev, and p:ofels that I however, must be laughed at, and mal.

owe to it no utile entertainment and inter will be indulged. When the ball fruction ; you will excuse me for makcomes about, the dear boy must have ing a short remask or two on your Mag. pocket-money; and surely nothing rio for November lait. The defender of peus a young person more than plenty Dr. Jebb makes fume observations on of pocket-money. The same fort of the conduct of the Reviewers, in their father may perhaps say " What occa account of his lifc, on the opinion of rion has his fon for money! he gets thote critics whom he styles “kowa what is proper for him, and monev he and declared oppolers of his theological may put to improper purposes-All he and his political opinions.”—That they can want at a ball is perhaps an orange.” have opinions of their own, detracts not But it must be andivered, “ Poor from their credit ; that their work is con

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fiftent, is also highly advantageous to its to Whig and Torv. A friend to virtue character; but it adds to the value, I under any denomination ; an enemy to think, that they car chearfully; without vice under any colours. His health and grudging, praise authors from whom old age are the effects of a temperate life they ditfer, and give an opinion its full and a quiet conscience. Though he is force, while they confess their own is now some years above fourscore, nobody not the same. If your correspondent ever thought he lived too long, unless is had allowed their candour in this re was out of an impatience to succeed Spect, and given them the credit they him.” deserve, intiead of seeming to think that Of this great man I do not recollect the transcendent merits of Dr. Jebly had any particular traits in your excellenc drawn this judgemene reluctantly from Miscellany, Lord. Lycieiton yields to them, I fhuuld not have troubled you him a peculiar merit, which, I am sorry with my remarks on the subject. I to say, cannot be given to any one Bithink I have seen many fimilar inttances thap of the present day, viz. that herce of this kind.

lider constantly on his diocese. If their But, Mr. Urban, you will perhaps Lordfhips could be induced to relide think me a tattling old man. I chiefly only fix months, aod discharge their du. wanted to inform you of what, I lup- ties within their respective cioceses, much posed, had escaped your observation.- good wouid arise from it. But Bishops The letter figned Meteorus, in the same heretofore were primitive Fathers of ihe nurnber, is entirely made up of two ex

Church. They thought it incumbent tracts, a partial and acknowledged one

on them to refide, to preach, and, above from the American Philosophical Tranf- all, to excite to virtue by their example. actions, and a more compleat, though In times like these, the curates took concealed one, from the Critical Review care to do their duty, and the church for O&tober. The latter contains, I be was not infringed upon by innovations. liere, almost all the observations on the No new sects itarted up, nor were the whole journal of Mr. Maddison; the churches forsaker, and the meetingforner only the remarks on the aurora

houles overflowing. The present neg. burealis.

lect of the Bithops, and the inattection Yours, &c. ANTI-METEORUS. of the inferior clergy, produce the nu

merous Meihodists of the preseni dat. Mr. URBAN,

Bishops were, in Dr. Houghi's days, THE "HE late Lord Lyttelton, who died ancient sages of the church, for the most

at Hagley, August 21, 1773, in the part appointed for their long tervices Perhan Letters, Lett. LVI. thus speaks and well-spent lives But now the cale of Dr. Hough, the very pious Billiop of is different: piety is not ihe fole means Worcester. “ His chara&ter is so extra of advancing a man to the mitre. Faordinary, that, not to give it, would be mily connection has made Bishops of departing from the rule I have laid boys; and their lives are not, nor can down, to let nothing that is fingular they be, fo conformable to regularity, to escape my notice. In the first place, he example, and chattity of life, as Bishops resides constantly on his diocese, and has chosen in Dr. Hough's and all preceding done so for many years : he asks nothing times. There are many objections to of the court for himself or family: he the appointing of Bishops too young. It hoards up no wealth for his relations, was a rarity formerly to hear of a Bibut lays out the revenues of his see in a fhop's lady being brought to bed. They decent hospitality, and a charity void of were generally men in years, men of oftentation. At his first entrance into gravity, men who had written and the world, he distinguished himself by a thought themselves, with that lobriety zeal for the liberty of his country, and which is not generally the case now – had a conliderable share in bringing on Though I entertain the highett opinion the Revolution that preserved it. His of all that the great Lord Lyttelton principles never altered by his prefere wrote, yet in one point I dillent from his ment. He never prostituted his pen, nor opinion. Hough, he lays, hoarded up debased his chara&ter, by, party disputes

no weaith for his relations. or blind compliance. Though he is Dr. Church, in his fermon on the warmly serious in the belief of his re death of the late Dr. Pelling, speaking ligion, he is moderate to all who differ of his very excenlive charities, ta;s, from him. He knows no distinction of Christianity doth not allow us, and much pany, but extends his good offices alike less doch it require us, to neglect our

families under the notion of charity. Courage and constancy, or prudence and For if this had been the Doctor's case, temper, in the management of fo im, his benefactions would have wanted an

portant a contest with a misguided excuse, nay, would have more wanted Crown : and whether he displayed a it, the larger they were.

greater love of the liberties of his counI am clearly of opinion with Dr. try, in baffling the instruments of the Church as to this affertion. I should illegal commission, or integrity and conhave been one to have felt the ill conve science in adhering so firmly to the ftanience of such oftentatious charity : and tutes of his college, and his own oath, perhaps there may be some of Dr. in opposition to all the artifices as well Hough's descendants who now feel, as ļ as menaces of an arbitrary court, in his fhould have done, had Dr. Pelling neg engaging by bis influence the members lected his own family, to have provid of that learned body to act unanimously, for strangers.

and in confirming by his own example Charity is becoming of every man; it their resolutions to sacrifice their interest does honour to the human heart; its to their duty on that great occasion.". says diffuse a thousand blestings on in However, the Prince of Orange had dividuals ; and no country can boast of no sooner declared his intention of more inftitutions of this kind than this. coming to England, than Magdalen colBut I must dillent from every opinion lege was restored to its rights, and Dr. which tends to induce charity towards Hough to his president thip. In April, pny objects to the neglect of a man's own 1690, King William nominated him to house and family. It is certainly un the bishoprick of Oxford, and nine years justifiable, and will ever, in my opinion, after translated him to the fee of Lichcarry the appearance of oftentation. It field and Coventry. On the death of becomes a duty on every man to explode Dr. Tenison in 1715, lie was offered fuch charity as is not proportioned to the archbishoprick of Canterbury, which, the circumstances of the obligations a it is said, he declined the acceptance of, man is under to provide for his own out of modesty; but, upon the death of children,sor those of near affinity to him Dr. Lloyd in 1917, he succeeded him in blood.

in the fee of Worcester, when near 70 But to return to Dr. Hough, whom I years of age. He certainly was a great am willing to exculpate from the justice benefactor wherever he came, and is fupof this charge. Few men lived in higher posed to have expended above seven reputation. He was no zealot in party thousand pounds in repairing, and almost cilputes ; and that he never prostituted rebuilding, the epifcopal house. After his pen, nor debased his character by having enjoyed this last fee upwards of party disputes, or blind compliance, en- twenty-six years, he died on the Sth of titles him to a monument in the minds March, 1743, in the nincty-third year of of all, [ fear this is more than can be his age, and the fifty-third of his epifurged of his succetfor, Dr. Maddox.

copate. Reader! it is not the least of Dr. Hough is memorable for the able his honours to have it remembered, that trand he made against King James II. in the learned and polished Lord Lyttelton behalt of our religion and liberties. He, was his panegyrist.

F. P. trke Dr. Compton, of reverend memory, food boldly against all innorations, and Mr. URBAN, became champion in the right cause. In 1681 Dr. Hough was appointed chap.

HAVE two copper medals of the first I

Pretender and his wife. One of them lain to the Duke of Ormond, Lord has his head in profile, with the motto, Lieutenant of Ireland ; in 1685 was col- Unica salus, and on the other side a view lated to a prebend in the church of Wors of the city of London in captivity, the cester. Two years after he was elected horse of Hanover trampling upon the president of his college, (Magdalen, Ox- lion and unicorn, with the motto, Quid ford,) hy a'majority of the fellows, af- gravius capiamthe date, 1721.- The o. ter thev had boldly rejected a mandamus ther medal has the profile of the Prefron King James 11. in behalf of one tender's wife, with the inscription, Clea An.hony Farmer, M. A. of that house; mentina M. Britan. Fr. & Hib. Regina ; but ose ecclefiaftical commissioners foon and on the other side a female figure in a removed Dr. Houg, and put Dr. Par car drawn by horses at full speed, with a ker, Bishop of Oxforrei, in his place. motro, Fortunam caufamque sequor-and

It is disputable," says the writer of at the bottom, Deceptis cuflodibus 1719. his litc, “ wiether he ihewed greater I fhall be obliged to any of your

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correspondents to inform me upon what thought to lumber up heaven with his occasion there inedals were ftruck, and prayers : and thus even the direction of what are the circumstances attending the the great Apostle of the Gentiles, to be Jady of the Pretender which gave cause inftant in season and out of season, would to the mottos on the reverse of her me be deemed the height of impertinence, dal.

and wearying heaven with prayers. EP.S. The medal of the Pretender's very formation of the Saxon word into wife was cur by Otto; the other, which noun, verb, adjective, adverb, preporiis the best, has no name. If they be at tion, mood, or tense, implying frequency all rare or curious, I could send vou im either of time or substance, we are led pressions in ilinglass.

D. R. to fee the prikriety of the application in

a good senle to household fulf, furniMr. URBAN,

Jan. 1. ture, instruments, or tackle; and in a IN:

had sense to fuff in general : and so dicated to you in your excellent Re from the overflowings or redundancy of pository for October last, p. 910, that a man's goods and chattels, it has come

every one in possession of an English to fignify the refuse and reorft part of Di&tionary Mould turn it carefully over them; whether that part has suffered a for MS. notes, &c. &c. and communis depreciation in its original and intrinsic cate any thing that they find;" I have value from wear, waste, mischief, acciamused myself by my fire-lide these mur. dent, fashion, or farcy. ky evenings in turning over my Dictio Thus what might be called the Rock nary, and have stumbled on the word of any merchant or thopkeeper, in his LUMBER. Conceiving this to be a warehouse or shop, when he first set up word of more extensive fignification than in business on the expiration of his appeople are generally aware of, you may prenticeship, if he carries on a full trade not be displeased with some lucubrations for some twenty or thirty years, and at on it,

laft retires, and sells off at prime coft, or Dr. Johnson derives it from the Saxon under a Itatute, will be found to produce Lreloma, which he explains boufebold. much below the original value, and be jiaff, and then immediately expounds purchased in the lump, or dog-cheap, as the derivative any thing useless or cum.

lumber. A nobleman or gentleman who berfome : the verb from the noun he comes into possession of an ample dorenders,“ to heap like useless goods, ir- main, with an excellent mansion on it, regularly," and,“ to move heavily, as

suitable to the time and his fortune, if burthened with his own bulk." The he lives long enough to let his oaks "Etymologicon Magnum” of Saxon li overgrow the timber season, or to reterature, by Lye and Manning, gives to

build or alter any part of his house, or Leloma the sense above alligned; uten

if the timber is overgrown, or the house filia, supellex, instrumenta. Whence

dilapidated to his hand at the purchase, then comes it that the derivative of mo.

will sell the one for luinber, and find dern date has so different, fo unworthy a

the materials of the other little better.

The stores and tackle of the navy of meaning assigned it, “ which was," as

Great Britain Shakspeare tays," an excellen: good

not unfrequently word before it was ill-forted ?" Let us

cleared of lumber; and, by a late refee if we cannot trace out the reason forming bill, many an officer in the which has brought the word into such Royal Household has been retrenched as disgrace.

Jumber. If from property in merchana Now, Mr. Urban, the adverb gelome ence, in which there is no exclusive pro

dize or land, we turn our eyes to sciin the same Saxon language is an adverb

perty, shall we not find the knowledge, of time, denoting quick succession, as

the skill, and craft of ages, become in when

minutes, words, events, &c. fol. fucceflion of time learned lumber? And low fo rapidly on one another as to cre. men of the most abstruse or uncommon ate confusion and hurry : gelome on or miscellaneous reading, are said to Jebedum, is “ frequent in prayer,” as have their heads full of lumber. How applied to a king of the East Saxons by many are the innumerable volumes of Venerable Bede *, as an illustrious part law, physic, and divinity, that have been of his character; yet, were įt applied to in countless progression and frequency a king in these days, he be condemned to rot on the shelves as lum

ber! and what wonder there should be * Eccl. Hift. IV. 11.

so much to throw out from the two first

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of these sciences, when the Christian the rides, if any one asks, what in the religion itself, the last revelation of Di name of all that is sacred we can do vine Truth to miserable man, is daily with so much lumber, we will chearfully discovered to stand in need of defalcation, reply, it has killed our spleen, and now to have its dead and rotten branches lop- lies heavier on our hands than our uime ped off like those of a superannuated or our money did before we amused our oak, and only the naked trunk left to selves by attending the most noted sales, refift the injuries of weather and wood. to amass all thele leveral articles. But ftealers. What wonder, when science remembering, “ That in the captain is itfeff suffers these retrenchments, and is but a chidirg word, which in the fulier is trimmed and pared to the quick, that the flat blasphemy,” (as Shakip are (ass) lec vehicles of sciences undergo the same us abftain our daring hands from all the treatment, that the Fathers, the Year. Jumber of other men, and let us look up books, the Journals of Parliament, and with awful reverence and filent alionith. half the writings of Galen and Hippo. ment. If we bicak filcoce, let it be crates, are sold as lumber! Is there a

with burits of applause, repeated till rebookseller's fhop, or a library in Europe, petition move beavily, as buribened wish that has not its fare of lumter? Will his own buik; let us treat all other colo Thomas Payne or George Leigh buy lectors of literary fupellex like mer. your or my library without a great al

cers, drapery, cabinet-work, grocery, or lowance for watte paper to be carried off even tripperv, as true and genuine Leo in flaskets, to grace fome ftall that half a lome, utenfls to furnish Nature's store. century hence will rite to equal emi• boule, inftruments to spy Art's newest nence with the counters of our worthy inventions, or to revive her oldefi: as friends? And yet to this lumber do jock for carrying on a commerce of in. not you and I owe our {mall Latix, finitely greater advantyge than that and perhaps no Greek? Nay I be al

without which many contiderable parts Jowed to fay, that the duplicates of our of this globe could not fubiift, by which libraries are at least in our libraries

all will comprehend is meant the lumber lumber? I dare not lay it of any other

trade in the West Indies. Let us luf. Jibraries in the world. May I be in

fer ourselves, my friend, to be persuaded, dulged the expresion, that you and I that as nothing was made in vain, nohare in our time heaped up more odd thing can be useless. We shallthen p:ovolumes, odd papers, ode things, than

ceed a step further, and sit down in. full many of our acquaintance; and that we

convi&tion, that there is no such thing in have at times heartily cursed them for

the universe as LUMEER: That it is like lumber, when we have been forced to

too many inodern words (I mean moenlarge our house-room, or could not

dern compared with the times of the fell the stuff for a quarter of what it cost

Heptarchy), merely, ideal, lacnincing us? But thall we dare to indulge the lenie to found : that it will be crushed bare idea, that such things in the libra

with its own weight, if any thing unim. ries, the cabinets, the museuins, the gal.

portant can have weight; and that, when leries, of *, and **, and ***, and ****

we think to lighten the mind's hip of whether these asterisks conceal learned

it, it will be wathed overboard, like an men or learned bodies, are LUMBER !

empty hen-coop, before we can turn Perifh the thought, and, like the baseless ou lelves round, and that it can no more fabric of a vition, let it not leave a

refide in the human inead than the lead wreck behind ! If you and I, dear

which was put into the head of Caius Urban, cram a wardrobe with as many Gracchus to make it worth its weight in liveries for ourselves and our lacqueys as gold. or a closet with as much China

A word not unlike that we have been and Japan as ****, or a beaufet with as

here agitating is CUMBER, expre!ing much porcelain from Worcester, Etruria,

something more ihan useless, even rrone Seve, or Drelden, as *****, or shelves

blesome, vexatious, burtbenfume, embarwith as many black letters, Elzevirs,

roling, unwieldy, unmanageable, disBaniervilles. Variorum Claffics, or Va

turbing, opprehove, jumbled, obftrueling. roruin Shabipeares, as ***, or galleries The tormer idea is only that of taking with Holbeins, Rubenses, &c. &c, as *", up the room of better things or compa• or if we keep as many carriages as ny; but this, though our late great Lexiworld Gill half the repotitories in town,

cographer makes it fünonyinous with the or hories as can be divired up and down other, carries a further meaning. One

of

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