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• at first sight; but certainly there are sortable to every man's condition, and

many men who had rather suffer any crime. - other punishment than be made pub. Concerning rewards, something is said liquely ridiculous,

already, and I shall only adet for a con. . It is not needful here to run through clusion, that they are every jot as neces

every particular, and to direct in what sary as punishments, and ought to be manner and to what degree these and various, according to the several needs, other offenders in the like kind shall be tempers, and qualities, of the persons punished, so as to limit and appropriate upon whom they are to be conferr'd. the punishment; but it shall suflice, Mony is a reward for one, honour for having specifi'd the several sorts of of another; and either of these misplac'd, fenders and offences, to have laid down would appear rather a mockery than a likewise the several species of penalties, benefit. THE END.

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RICILARD KEDERMINSTER.

the impious defacing of such memorials TUIS amiable and learned man, was as were erected for the dead, and every

1 the last abbot but one who pre printed copy was subscribed with her sided over the monastery of Winchcombe,

own hand. Those who have comunitted 'in Gloucestershire, to which office he

this offence, are ordered, if they are able was elected in 1488. His wise yovern- to have them repaired; and if not, they are ment, and the encouragement he afforded to be punished by penance, fine, and imto virtue and literature, rendered this prisonment, and the revenues of the • society so fourishing, that it was equal

al churches are to be employed in restoring to a little university. In the year 1500,

100 them as nearly as possible to their origi- he travelled to Rome, and became after.

nal state.
wards a celebrated preacher. On the

ALEXANDER DE NAJLES.
privileges of the clergy being attacked,
in 1515, he preached a remarkable ser-

This once celebrated scholar was mon to prove that it was against the law

brought up at Ilailes Abbey, in the county of God, who, hy his prophet David, says,

of Gloucester, from whence in due tine Touch not my anointed, and do iny

he removed to Oxford, and from thence prophets no harin.” He wrote a valu.

went to Paris to complete bis studies. able history of the foundation of his mo.

He wrote “ The Summe of Divinitie," nastery, and another of the lives of the

at the instance of Pope Innocent the abbots, beginning with Germanus, in the fourth, to whom he dedicated the work, seventh year of King Edgar, A.D. 988,

e and for this and other good services to and continued it to his own times. These

the church of Rome, he received the important documents, after the dissolu

splendid title of Doctor Irrefragabilis.

splen tion of religious houses, fell into the

He died in 1515, and was buried in the hands of Judge Moreton, and were con

Franciscan church at París. sumed by the fire of London, at his

VACCINATION, AND INOCULATION FOR chambers in Serjeant's Inn. A fair copy

THE SMALL POX.
of them is, however, said to have been in
the possession of Bishop Fellabout 1630.

It must excite astonishment that the .. It is possible that this may have been vaccine inoculation, which has already preserved, and it would be bighly grati

been attended with so much success, fying to know where records so valuable should so long have been known, and are deposited. Tanner mentions several partially acted upon, in the provinces, other Registers of this touse, which proe without being adopted in the metro. bably exist to this day. Richard heder. polis. This may perhaps, in some minster beautified the abbey church, and

measure, be attributed to the obscua inclosed it with a wall towards the town,

rity of the first practitioners, who not and there he was buried in 1591.

being regularly bred, were of course

supposed to be grossly ignorant; and the PROCLAMATION AGAINST DEFACING

sapient and solemn society, with the mysMONUMENTS,

rical capitals of M.D. backed to the end Queen Elizabeth, in the second year of each of their names, held tie unene of ber rein, issued a proclamation against lightened and illiterars iu so Duch Conne

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tempt, that they would not deign to A short specimen of A Supplement to Dr. adopt any practice which had been pre. i Johnson's Dictionary, comprising words, viously pursued by an uninitiated herd, phruses, &e, which that learned lesió who were so far from being able to write cographer thought beneath his notice. a prescription in elegant Latin, that they By a late celebrated Writer, could very rarely write it in plain English. I shall somewhat enlarge the catalogue

Transferring the small.pox from one of terms that demand explication, which subject to another, by the common mode like base metal among legitimate coin, of inoculation, though universally sup- have by long usage, become current in posed to have been introduced in this our language, and without which the bation by Lady Mary Wortley Montague, commerce of the world, or even the may, in like manner, be traced back to traffic of letters can with difficulty be a much earlier period, and is generally maintained, either with profit or delecbelieved to have been long practiced in tation. To explain them may be some North Wales, as far back as any tradi- glory; it would be more substantial fame tion reaches. When the late Sir Waikin to contribute to their extirpation. Williains Wynne, (I mean the grand Wishy-washy; fiddle-faddle; slap. father of the present baronet,), was told, dash; hum-drum; harum-scarum; pitat his own table at Wynslyn, of the se- pat; rantum-scantum; chit-chat; prittlecret brought from Turkey, by the above prattle; hoity-toity; tip-top; bubble nientioned Lady Mary, he declared that bubble; humpty-duinpty; hugger-mugwhen he was a boy, (and, as he was told ger; hiccius-doccius; hurdy-gurdy. and believed, for many ages back,) old I t is easy from this slight specimen to women, who were distinguished by the suppose extension and amplification. name of cunning-women, and travelled Printed authorities will be subjoined, as the country as gypsies, practised inocu- vouchers for the existence of every terin lation as well as fortune-telling; they af- and word that shall be cited; and its vafected to give the small.pox by a charm, rious significations, where there are more but really carried the inatierin a quill, and than one, properly explained. scratched the arm with a pin or needle. He who writes a dictionary of any

The introduction of Lady Mary's Cir- tongue whatsoever, may be considered cassian mode of inoculation, transferred it as labouring in a coal mine; but be who from the cunning women, to the still inore collects the refuse of a language, claims cunning apothecaries, surgeons, &c. &c. more than ordinary cominisseration, and &c.

may be said to sift the cinders,
Higoledy-piggledy, - - Conglomeration and confusion,
Scribble-scrabble, . . - Pages of inanicy.
See-saw, -

Alternate preponderation.
Tittle-tattle, .

Futile conversation. Mum-chance,

Mental torpidity. Fee-fo-fuin,

Gigantic intonation.' Hobble-de-hoy,

- The period between adolescence and puberty. Tit for tat,

Adequate retaliation, Willy-nilly,

The exertion of an act, mavgrethe consent of another Dingle dangle,

- Aerial suspension. Hurry-scurry,

• Inordinate precipitation. Shilly-shally,

- Hesitation and irresolution. Hurley-burley,

Extreme tumult and confusion.
Topsy-turvey,--Arsy-versy, An inversion of capitals and fundamentals.
Riddle:nie ree,

• An ænigmatic exordium. Ding-dong, •

.

. Tintinabulary chimes, used metaphorically to signify

dispatch and veheinence. Tag.rag,~Riff-raff, • . The lowest plebeians. See Base-born, and Scum

of the earth.
Ninny-hammer-Nincompoop, Asinine wretches,
Ilocus pocus, - - Pseudo necromanicy.
Jemniny.creminy, - - An einasculate obsttentaion.
Rigmarole, - - Discourse incoherent and rhapsodical.
Zz zay, ·

Transverse angles.
Crincum-crancum, • Lines of irregularity and involution.
Heltcr-skelter, . - Quasi hilariter et celeriter, signifying motion of

equal jocundity and velocity, Hodge-podgc, .. - A culinary inixture of heterogeneous ingredients,

applied metaphorically to all discordap combinations.

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SONNET,

The brightest union genius wrought, RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED TO CAPEL Was Garrick's voice and Shakespeare's LOTTT, ESQ.

thought. AH! faintly Fancy pictures to my view Here Milton's heaven-strung lyre reposes !

Th' accustom'd grove where Loffc is Here Dryden's meteor brilliance closes ! .. wont to spend

Here Newton lies and with him lie
The pensive hour, accomplishing some The thousand glories of our sky;
end,

Stars, numerous as the host of heaven,
That may the lowly peasant's joys renew; And radiant as the flashing levin!
And nuuch I wish to pay the tribute due Lo, Chatham! the immortal name,
To him, whose precepts gen'rous deeds Graven in the patriot's heart of fame!
commend;

Here, his long course of honours run,
The Muse's patron, and the Poet's friend, The mighty father's mighty son:
The poor man's guardian from Oppression's And here-Ah, wipe that falling tear!
crew.

Last, best, and greatest, Fox lies here,
Accept then, Lofft! the tributary lay,

Here sleep they all: on the wide earth
From one untutor'd in scholastic lore;

There dwell not men of mortal birth,
Whose humble aim, to gain the right path.

Would dare contest fame's glorious race,

With those who fill this little space.
way,
That leads to Learning's truly valu'd stores

0, could some wizard spell revive

The buried dead, and bid them live,
May hope in thee to find the genial ray

It were a sight to charm dull age,
Of approbation, gleam till life is o'er.

The infant's roving eye engage,
WM. TAYLOR,

The wounded heal, the deaf man cure,

The widow from her tears allure,
WESTMINSTER ABBEY.

And moping ideots tell the story,
FROM THE NEW EDITION or Miss Mit.

Of England's bliss and England's glory,
FORD'S POEMS, NOW IN THE PRESS.

And they do live!--Qur Shakespeare's
W HERE all that strikes ch' admiring eye,

strains ''Breathes beauty and sublimity;

Die not whilst English tongue remains;
Where the cool air and tranquil light,

Whilst light and colours rise and fly,
The world-worn heart to peace invite ;

Lives Newton's deathless memory :
Whence comes this sadaess, pure and holy,

Whilst Freedom warms one English breast,
This calm resistless melancholy,

There Fox's honored name shall rest.
This hallow'd fear, this awe-struck feeling?

Yes, they do live !-they live t'inspire
Comes it from yonder organ pealing?

Fame's daring sons with hallowed fire;
From low chaunt stealing up the aisle ?

Lihe sparks from heaven they make the
From closed gate echoing through the pile ?

blaze,
From storied windows glancing high?

The living light of genius' rays;
From bannerets of chivalry

Bid England's glories flash across the gloom,
Or from yon holy chapel seen

And catch her heroes' spirit from their tomba,
Dimly athwart the Gothic screen ?
No, 'tis the stranger's solemn tread,

SUN-SET.
Resounding o'er the mighty dead!
He came to see thy wond'rous stale,

By Miss MITPORD,
The wise, the beautiful, the great,

FROM THE SAML.
Thy glories, empress of the wave,

THE clouds disperse,-just glancing bright,
He came to see,--and found a grave,

+ The sun kends forth his shrouded light; But such a grave as never yet

'Tis pleasant on th' horizon's verge,
To statesman paid a people's debt;

To see the clouded beams immerge,
In battle strife the hero's sigh

Which strove all day 'twixt frown and smile,
Is breathed for thee or victory;

Like the coy beauty's simple wile, .
And bards immortal find in thee

Who seeks to fix her lover's eye,
A second immortality,

By thy strong spell, variety!
He wbo first raised from Gothic gloom It clears ! - we'll rest upon the bridge,
Our tongue, here Chaucer finds a tomb; And mark yon purple western ridge,
Here gentle Spenser, foulest stain

Where the dividing clouds unfold
of his own Gloriana's reign!

Long narrow streaks of burnished gold,
And he who mocked at art's controul,

Now seen amid the clustering trees,
The mighty master of the soul;

Like flamiug sparka borne on the breezeg
Shakespeare, our Shakespeare! by his side, Now tipping every verdant elm
The man who poured his mighty ride; Witb radiant light, like warrior's helm ; .

MONTILY MAS. No. 214.

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... Now

Now higher mount the clouds, and higher,
Bursts on the eye chat orb of fire !
Lighting the landscape's fair expanse, .
Wide, far, the brilliant sun beams dance.
Now on the unruMed lakelet playing,
Now on the winding streamlet straying,
Gilding fair cot and white-washed farm,
Awakening every sleeping charm,
Chacing the dark sky's vapoury sorrow,
And promising a glorious morrow.
How beautiful the sight!-the eye
Shrinks from its dazzling majesty
To rest upon the rosy cloud
Which overhangs its lustre proud,
Catching the pure refulgent rays,
But softening their excessive blaze ;
Refreshed, the charmed eye returns
Where that bright orb of glory burns;
Suspended for a moment's space,
He seems to check th'etherial race,
Then sinks beneath the horizon's bound,
With added speed to run his round-
So sinks the hero's soul to rest,
To rise more bright amid the blest!
He speeds upon the viewless wind;
The crack of light remains behind,
And golden tint and rosy blush
Wide circling mix in brilliant Alush;
Reflected in the stream below,
How lovely the bright colors glow,
Fring'd in by trees that shake and quiver
On the clear margin of the river,
That, downward growing, seem to spread,
And proudly wave th’inverted bead!
There, bending o'er the light rail, sleep
Our watery shadows dark and deep;
There, too, my playful favorite bends,
And o'er the stream her head extends,
Graceful inclines the long arched neck,
With haughty wave and sportive beck :

-Then, starting back, erects her ear,

And sees deep in the water clear
Another jetty greyhound rise,
With long arched neck and sparkling eyes;
Advance, recede, stoop down, or fly,
With apt and faithful mimicry,
Pursuing still her every motion,
Baffing her every simple notion,
Till with slow step, and frequent pause,
Maria from the bridge withdraws.
'Tis sweet to linger here, and view
The fading landscape's twilight hue;
To mark how Nature owns the hour,
That calls to sleep's refreshing bower.
All hasten to their home :--the lamb
Meekly pursues its mild-eyed dam;
The plover, with loud flapping wing
And shrilly scream, is hovering ;

The peasant, his day's labor o'er,
. Sitsidly at his cottage door;

And plough-buys swing on farm-yard gate,
And laugh and joke with heart elate;
Whilst cackling geese quick fluttering comt,
And whirring chaffers loudly hum.
0, Nature has no voice, no tone,
Howe'er discordant when' alone,
But breathing her glad spirit free,
Bursts forth in general harmony!
The sheep-bell low, the screaming bird,
The loud rude jest, the loving herd,
The insect whir,- who'd wish to cease,
Music of nature, joy, and peace!
But they are hushed.—the sky grows pale,
The purple clouds no longer sail,
The gathering shades the valley fill,
The lowering mists obscure the hill,
The evening dew is rising fast,
And evening's loveliest hour is past.

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