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that was impossible, for the was just at my whole scene, and thought my presence | Lapdogs, and parrots, paints, good lack I
feet; I therefore attempted it, as modestly might now be less disagreeable. I there- Enough to make Sir lomua jealous ;
as the circunstances of things would ad-fore ventured in once more.

Nor was I

Writes rebusles, and has her clack mit, carefully shutting my eyes before mistaken in my conjecture. Every face

or small-talk for the fellows: I offered to touch her. bade me welcome, and every eye seemed

Mobs to the Milliners for fashions, Blind people often do things very ex- to fay,

Reads every tawdry tale that's new, actly, but every one knows how awk- “Here is the doctor!"

Has fits, opinions, humours, paflions, ward the condition of blindness is to those O the selfishness of mankind !” said I

And didtates in Virtù. who have been accustomed to see, 'till ex- in my heart. “Upon what flight cir

Ma'amselle to Miss's hand conveys perience has perfected the sense of feeling. cumstances depend our love and hate!”

A billet-doux ; The's'tres commode, I ftretched out my hands like one in the I recalled my fair patient to life; and, The Dancing master's in the chaise, dark, and, instead of her arms, I laid hold by the affistance of her lover, attended by

They scour the northern road. of her legs. What an effect that produc. Mrs. B- conveyed her to a private Away to Scottish land they post, ed may be better conceived than describapartment. An explanation ensued; the

Miss there becomes a lawful wise : ed. She screamed; I let go my hold; I young gentleman offered her bis hand,

Her frolic over, to her cott,

Miss is a wretch for life. opened my eyes, and perceived my mis- which she gratefully accepted, and with take.

the frankness that such generosity deserv- Master, meanwhile, advances faft All the ladies were around me in a mo- ed. Mrs. B

was recompensed for

In modern manners, and in vice; ment; fome took me by the arms, and the loss of her apprentice, though the had

And with a school-boy's heedless halle, Some by the legs, fome by the nose, and but lately received a confiderable premium Travels, no doubt, by modern rules,

Rattles the desperate dice. fome hy the ears, calling me all the mon with her, and I was genteelly paid for my fters that ever existed. In the middle of attendance.

To France, to Italy, and there the fray Mrs. Bappeared in a fright.

B

Comniences adept in the schools ful disbabille, with one cheek red and and I laughed at the string of blunders another white; arm on and another off; her petticoat in while the fond couple mutually poured Buys antique facues vampt a-new, no stays ; a gown with one which had led it to so happy a conclusion, Returns in all the dernier Gout

O Brussels point and Paris clothes, Ler hand, her bair dithevelled, and her out the effufions of their hearts, and con- And buits without a nose. bosom bare.

gratulated themselves on their unexpected Then hey! at Dillipation's ca!! Not Saturn dethroned, nor Satan felicity. hurled from heaven, when he first found

To every club that leads the ton, himself on the lake of liquid fire, looked

Hazard's the word; he fies at all, around himn with so wild a stare as I at the

He's pigeon'd and undone.. fight of Mrs. B I meant to have

Now comes a wile, the stale pretence, attempted an apology; but no sooner did

THE FASHIONABLE PAIR. The old receipt to pay new debts ; She make her appearance, than I bolted out

He pockets City.Madam's pence,

And doubles all his bers.

By R. CUMBERLAND, Esq. at the door, leaving my hat and wig be

He drains his steward, racks his farms,

ORINDA join'd Annuities, fines, renews, the door. To screen my disgrace in it oc

And every morn his levee swarms In matrimony, not in mind, cupied all my thoughts, while it added

With Swindlers and with Jews.

A fashionable pair. haste to my fteps. A gentleman happen Fine clothes, fine diamonds, and fine lace,

The guinea lost that was his laft, ed to pass between me and it. Unable to

Delperate at length the maniac cries-

The smartest vis-a-vis in town, refrain my impetuosity, I ftruck him on

'Tis through my brain !"-'tis done, 'tis With title, pin-money, and place, the shoulder : his head went through the

paitMade wedlock’s pill go down.

He fires-he falls he dies ! glass of my chariot. “ Sir!cried he.

In decent time, by Hunter's art,

The wiin'd-for heir Dorinda bore; “ Sir!” cried I.

A girl came next; she'd done her part, He looked at my head, and thought me

Dorinda bred no more. a bedlamite ; but, observing my features, Now education's care employ

TRANSLATION of an Italian Sonnet' le clasped me in his arms, and said, Dorinda's brain-but, ah! the curse,

upon an ENGLISH WATCH. Doctor! what'is the matter ?”

Dorinda's brain can't bear the noise“Nothing," replied I, recollcaing my “ Go, take 'em to the nurse!”

By Mrs. PIOZZI. morning patient; ' I have only got into a The lovely babes improve apace

H skill'd to mcasure day and night! bit of a hobble on your account.

By dear Ma'amlelle's prodigious care ;, " On my account !”

On which to pore with fix'd delight Mils gabhles French with pert grimace, “ Yes, Sir, on your account.",,,

And Maiter learns to swear.

Britannia's lons are seen : “'You amaze me.

But where is your
“ Sweet Innocents !" the servants cry,

Time, fell destroyer, holds his place hat and wig ?”

“ So natural the, and he so wild :.

Triumphant o'er thy wheels, I pointed to the shop. He rushed in

“ Laud, nurse, do humour'em-for why?

And on the fair enamel'd face without any ceremony, and looked boldly

***Twere fin to snub a child.”

Inprints each hour he steals. ahout him, without uttering a word.

Time runs--" My God!"-Dorinda cries, While one by one the minutes fly, The ladies understood his meaning, and

• How monstroully the girl is grown!

Touch'd by thy magic hand, delivered him their spoils, which he was

" She has more meaning in her eyes

Each till approaching, with a ligh, bearing away, when he discovered hisdulo ! .. Than half the girls in town.”

Dull Dury's ling'ring hand ; cinea, Choug'i in her bed gown, whom the Novi Teachers throng: Miss dances, fings, Wouldnt thou from thy prolific breast noise bad brought down stairs.

Learns every art beneath the fun,

One hour to me refign, trophy dropt from his hand; he fell at her Scravels, fcribbles, does a thousand things Willing to Fite I'd yield the res, feer; The fåinted, and lunk in his arms.

Without a talte for one.

That hour of bliis be mine! The door being left open, I saw the

ndyCarriage ftood exactly, opposite to D'Al modern men and women cárcio

SIR,

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THE

pence was paid accordingly to produce an ef. four children, of whom Thomas was the

fect ro much defired; alas ! that was above youngest. As his mother laboured hard to BENEVOLENT MAN. fix months ago, they are fill in prison, and procure a maintenance for her family, the

their little all, the savings of many years in-obliged her children to contribute their parts LETTER II.

dustry, almost exhausted, with only this ad towards it; and, accordingly, Thomas was ded information from experience, that all required very early to perform such work as men are not so honest as they should be. Thus ruired his age and capacity. The whole edu.

far one instance, which to remove would cer- cation, therefore, that he received, was read. IT

T is a maxim founded on the experience tainly afford real pleasure to a bencvolenting, writing, and arithinetic. In 1694, he of all ages, That as a nation becomes mind; another follows:

was pu: apprentice to a glover in Salisbury ; more luxurious, it proportionally grows more

A poor infirm old man of eighty-four, is now and afterward he was under the necessity of refined. The generous plan undertaken by confined in the gaol by a warrant procured working as a journeyman to his matter, though Mr. Howard to visit thole mansions adopted from a Justice of the Peace by his nephew, the business was improper for him, on account for the confinement of the imprudent, the

a man of opulence, and engaged in a genteel of a weakness in his light. In 1705, he re. unfortunate, the distreft, and the guilty, does profellion, Itrong and healthy.-A trifling moved to Mr. Lawrence's, a tallow-chandler real honour to the feelings of his heart; dispute arose about an acre of land, too little in the same city; after which he supported whilst his judicious observations aliit to alle for a man of his consequence to contend himself, partly by making gloves, and partly viate the misery of those unhappy objects, about with a relation, so near, fo aged, whose by a sliding Mr. Lawrence in his businel. and conveys an idea that he possesses a well

{and is just running out; a little testy per. Poffefied, however, of uncommon natural informed judgment. The public subscrip- haps from age, and foured by many misfor-abilities, he spent his leisure hours in the petion advertised to an individual's philan- !unes, he was heard to threaten this nephew rufal of Engli authors; to which, indeed, thropy, evinces the truth of the observation if he came on the disputed acre; in confc. his reading was confined through his whole this letter introduced, That though this na- quence a warrant was procured, and the poor life, as he never understood any other lan. tion never was inore luxurious, yet never at

infirm uncle sent to prilon, that his life might guage than his mother-tongue. And yet, in any period was there amongst all ranks a

not be in danger. There at this present this way, he acquired a competent skill in greater refinement of sentiment ; hence those moment the old man is confined, left an in Mathematics, Geography, and other branches fine feelings from whence arises humanity, dividual fo apparently important to commu- of science; but his inclination led him meek-eyed pity, and expanded benevolence? nity should be loft to it by his resentment. chiefly to the study of Divinity. In the mean

It were much to be wilhed, that amongit These are two real instances, and I doubt time, he contentedly discharged the duties the many who possess those virtues with cpu

not every pyblic prison teems with many of his humble situation, and appeared to have lent fortunes, a few in cach county would such. I am afraid it too often happens, that no desire of emerging from the obfcurity in employ, at different times, some spare hours to the plaintiff ought to exchange places with which he was educated, when an unexpected inform themselves, from the different debtors the prisoner.

event drew upon him the notice of the world, in the public gaols, the reasons of their con

Mr. Heartfree viewed the interior apart. and laid the foundation of his future fame. finement; how many, how very many would ments, which he found occupied by four In 1710, Mr. Whison published the “ Hif. they find dispossessed of freedom, secluded from different descriptions of people, viz. chamber torical Preface" to his “Primitive Christianity their families, from their usefulness to com-debtors, who pay 2s. 68. per week for their revived ;” which performance soon fell into munity, by the unfeeling gripe of avarice, by lodging; spar debtors, who either find their the hands of Mr. Chubb. The principai the tyranny of power, by the insatiable thirit bedding, or are obliged for that afii stance to point discussed in this

preface being the supre of revenge, or by men whose fordid minds the humanity of the keeper; men who are macy of the one God and Father of all, several are callous to the emotions of compassion. confined for depredations they have commit. of Chubb's friends embraced Ms. Whilton's To afliit such distress, to alleviate such misery, ted amongst deer, hares, rabbits, &c. and sentiments, while others adhering to the conwould be a charity of the most extensive use felons secured in the prison and by irons till trary opinion, the refult was a paper contro. to individuals and to the public; and it their trial takes place when the assizes are verly. Among others, Mr. Chubb drew up would likewise be a source of the noblest held; such observations as were produced his thoughts on the subject, merely for his kind, productive of heart-felt happiness in from each may be the subject of another letter. own satisfaction, and for that of his friends at the supremelt degree to the generous mind

I am, Sir,

Salisbury, without the leali view to publica. who conferred it.

Your humble servant,

tion. He was prevailed upon, however, to Mr. Heartfree, amongst many other in

send the manuscript to Mr. Whillon ; who ftances similar to those already inserted, re

OBSERVATOR. was so well pleased with it, as to signity bis ceived from a prisonet the two following:

with that it might be publihed. At the same A father and son, the oid man above seventy,

time, he offered himself to undertake the had been confined almost a year; another son

care of the publication. This proposal being had a child sworn to him, the father and

For the COUNTY MAGAZINE. accepted, the manuscript was published in brother became bound for his appearance at

1715; and thus Mr. Chubb made his first the jetlions; they lived about eighteen miles

Μ Ε Μ Ο Ι R S

appearance in the world as a writer. His from the county town where they were held ;

Treatise was entitled, “ The Supremacy of the fon went, appeared at the court, married

The Father asserted; or, Eight Arguments the young woman, and has maintained her

from Scripture to prove, that the Son is a over since by his labour reputably; ten years

LIFE AND

WRITINGS Being inferior and subordinate to the Farber, ciapied, the old man and son, who were

and that the Father is the supreme God.”

OF bound, were seized, carried to prison for

The perípicuity and ability with which this a crime they were totally unconscious of; MR. THOMAS CHUB B. tract was writren, procured Mr. Chubba great not rakiog up the recognizance, of course,

reputation. His extraordinary talents were having omitted paying the fees annexed of a Character so extraordinary as that of acknowledged by those who did not concur

| opinion. 10 that act. However, as they were both Mr. Thonias Chubb, who, notwithvadesmen, they had a few pounds scraped

guished knowledge and judgincnt, thought

standing an almost total want of educn- Chat the scriptures were explicitly in his latogether, which properly applied, would no doubt, they imagined, procure iheir re

tion, displayed the most surprising intellec- vour. But to many others this publication Icale, and enable then again to renew the

tual powers, fome account may be nuthagave great offence; and though he had treated tunciions of their business, totally ignorant

rally expected in this publication.

The subject with the utmost decency, and ha of even sheir fault; they sent for an attorney,

manifeited a fincere respect for the facres who toon convinced them where they had HIS ingenious man was born at Ean writings, he was exposed to a variety o seven pounds their confinement should be of September, 1079. His father, who was a

self, therefore, under a neceffity of vindicating removed ; fix pounds nine shillings and fix- maltter, died in 1688, leaving a widow, with both his work and his character; which a

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did in a Tract, entieled, " The Supremacy | him to fill greater lengths. For surely it was ference to it) are clearly refutej in two ex

( of the Father vindicated: or, Observacions a strange doctrine, to allow the truth of the on Mr. Clagget's book, entitled, Arianism resurrection of Christ, and, at the same time, cellent works, Dr. Douglas's “ Criterion," anatomised." By this performance Mr. Chubb to deny that it was intended to prove the di and Mr. Farmer's Treatise on Miracles. increased his reputation; and he was generally vinity of his million. To a mind not bewil. In 1743, our author publi med “ En Enconsidered as an uncommon literary pheno dered in sophitry, the fact of our Lord's requiry concerning Redemption.” In this tract menon. He continued to employ his pensurrection, if fincerely believed, muft ever be the principal points infited upon by biin are upon a variety of subjects, with such dili-considered as the most undubitable evidence thele: that penitence is the only ground of gence, that, in 1730, he published a large of his commission from above; and in this God's mercy to finners; and that this duce collection of tracts in quarto.

light it is invariably repreiented throughout trine is true chriltianity, so far as the evanIt cannot be denied that Mr. Chubb, in the New Testament.

gelical dispensation is concerned with the this collection, has treated a variety of impor- This last publication was soon followed by grounds of men's acceptance with God, and tant points in a masterly manner; and that, some other iracts of leis importance. In the of finners obtaining the divine mercy, while his reflections discover a mind inqui- course of these various publications, Mr. The traits that Mr. Chubb had printed fitive after truth, and devoted to the sacred Chubb had frequently taken occalion to re- fonce the publication of his firit collection, in cause of civil and religious liberty, he writes turn to what he calls," the delightful einploy-quarto, having now become pretty numerous, with a truly chriftian temper. His senti. ment of vindicating the moral character of he had formed a design of collecting them into ments, with regard to certain controverted Almighty God;" and he had exerted himself a second volume; which he intended to close questions in divinity, are, in many respects, in the fupport of what he esteemed “the true with a discourse, entitled, “ The Author's conformable to those of the molt judicious dignity of human nature.” But though he al- Farewell to his Readers ;” wherein he propoexpositors of the sacred writings. But írom ways expressed a becoming concern for the red to take his lease of the world as a writer. want of rightly understanding the phraseology just rights of that realon and understanding But having been diverted, by his friends, of scripture, and from other causes, he fome-which the gracious Author of our exiltence from executing the latter part of this scheme, times deviates into error. He was deltitute has been pleased to beltow upon us, he did he purposed to conclude the volume with the of that learning and critical skill which are not intend, in so doing, to exclude the use of Treatile on Redemption. This delign, howneceffary to the right explanation of a variety | divine revelation. Indeed, whatever may be ever, was never accomplished. Mr. Chubb's of paliages in the lacred writings. In a word, thought of his sentiments concerning various next publication, in 1745, was “ The Ground if Mr. Chubb had stopped at this publica- disputed points in theology, he appears to and 'Foundation of Morality confidered. tion, he would have left a great reputation have had very much at heart the interests of | Wherein is Mewn, That a disinteredted Benebehind him, and would jusly have been our holy religion, and to have been desirous volence is a proper and a worthy Principle of elteemed one of the wonders of the age. of seeing it-fairly exhibited to the world, in Action to intelligent Beings.” If all Mr.

Mr. Chubb's next publication was " A its original purity. With this professed view Chubb's writings had been as unexceptionable Discourse concerning Reason, with regard to it was that he published, in 1738, a treatise, as this last, he would have been envisied to Religion and divine Revelation.” To this entitled, “ The true Gospel of Jesus Christ every degree of praise. But it was his miswere added, “ Some Reflections upon the asserted: Wherein is Thewn, what is and what fortune that he grew more and more unsettled comparative excellency, and usefulness of is not that Gospel; what was the great and in his religious opinions, the farther he admoral and positive Duties.” The positions good End it was intended to serve ; how it is vanced in life. This disposition was too apwhich he had advanced, in the former part of excellently suited to answer that Purpose, and parent in the last work published by himself, this tract, having been objected to, he pro-how, or by what Means that End has in a which came out in 1746, in four differtations, ceeded to vindicate them, in a piece entitled, great Measure been frustrated.” In this he viz. I. On the History of Melchizedeck! “ The Sufficiency of Reason in Matters of Itated his opinion, that by separating the II. On the Temper and Behaviour of Efaul Religion farther considered." This publica- gospel of Chrill from those things which have and Jacob, the iwo Sons of the Patriarch tion was subjoined to an Enquiry concerning been blended with it, and which have laid a Ifaac. III. On the Conduct of Balaam. And the Grounds and Reasons of cur observing foundation for most of the difficulties and ob- IV. On a Sermon of Dr. Sherlock's, Bishop the cwo anniversary Sulemnities, That on jections that have been urged against it, he ha of Salisbury.” Perhaps there was no treatise the 30th of January, as a Day of Fasting; rendered it defensible upon rational prin- of our author, his posthumous works excepted, and that on the 5th of November, as a Day cples. Indeed, however objectionable his which gave such general offence as these four of Thanksgiving. The design of this piece treatise may be in certain relpeets, it can diflertations. They were particularly excepwas to thew, that the iwo anniversaries are scarcely be denied that it contains many ad- rionable in the eyes of the clergy, who confounded upon two contradi&ory and incom mirable reflections; particularly on the ge- sidered them as an irreverent attack upon the patible principles. His next publication con. nuine spirit of our holy religion, the nature of sacred writings, which could serve only to fifted of four tracts; one concerning the In- our Saviour's kingdon, and the various cor-excite doubts with respect to the divine aufpiration of the New Teilament; a second, ruptions of Christianity. This tract inet, as thority of those ineilimable records. Mr. to how that the Resurrection of Christ was might be supposed, with great oppoftion, and Chubb has certainly, in fome initances, laid not intended to prove the Diviniry of his produced a vindication of it. This was fol- himlelf open 10 a ceasure of this kind; and, Million, for that was sufficiently done before, | lowed by a tract, puhlided in 1740, under the in others, the captious pertness of his remarks but to gather together his Disciples, to com. title of " An Enquiry into the Ground and can only be equalled by the ignorance which milion, and qualify, and send ihem forth to Foundation of Religion; wherein is shewn, save them birin. Neverthelcis, he declares, preach his Golpel to all nations; a third, con. that Religion is founded in Nature :” and, that truth is the only point at which he aimed; cerning the Cale of Abraham, with regard in 1741, ty “ A Discourse on Miracles, con- and it is but juilice to take notice, that the to his being commanded by God, to offer his fi dered as Evidences to prove the divine Ori- grounds of his enquiry into several questions Son Ifaac in Sacrifice; and a fourth, concern. ginal of a Revelation.” In this last discourse he has here discuffed, and the observations he ing the Equity and Reasonableness of a future Mr. Chubb professes to take a view of the lub- has made upon them, leem evidently to have Judgment. With respety to the first of these ject, considered simply in itself, without re- been a profound veneration of the supreme four pieces, however different Mr. Chubb's gard to any particular revelation, or 10 any MIND), and an ardent delire, as he himself exideas, concerning the Inlpiration of the New particular miracle; and his conclusion upon prcfles it, to take off those groundleis imTestament, might be from those generally at. ihe whole is, that miracles, under the most putations, wherewith men have trained the Ditted by Christian Divines, his views were advantageous circumitances, cannot, in the beautiful and ipouleis character of God most by no means ipconfitent with a firm belief in nature of the thing, afford certain, but only high.” our holy religion. Similar sentiments have probabie proof, that a revelation is divine. Among other charges which the adversaries been entertained by men who have seen the Mr. Le Moine published an antiver, in 1747, of Mr. Chubb alle ged againit him, one was, mos eminently distinguiled for their attach- which Dr. Leland confiders as a full contin that his works were the productions of a needy mon: to jur Saviour's supernatural authority. tation of Mr. Chubb's discourse; and we be- fcribbler who wrote for his bread. To this M. Chohh, in his second tract, appears to lieve there are few intelligent men, that have accusation he modeilly aniwered, that he was have mani:efted a farther symptom of that impartially examined the marrer, who will under no {uch necellity; for though he had, Sceptical li polirion, which ascerward carried not acknowledge that the principles of that for some tiine pait, lived independently of lao No. IX.-Vow.l.

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bour, he was principally indebted for it to the For the COUNTY MAGAZINE. be inclined to abate somewhat of the very bounty of his friends, whose kindness had

high opinion which he seems to entertain enabled him to procure those necessaries of

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of a qualification, and to allow, that a subsistence, which were suitable to that rank

lord of a manor has some little right to be in the world wherein he was placed. His

By Miss A I K E N. consulted, whether people shall come on demands must have been exceedingly moderate, since he never affected to appear in any

OME here, fond youth, whoe'er thou be, his ground or not. As to an action of tref

pass, I imagine, if such were commenced, lalt period of his life, he delighted in giving And if thy breast has felt so wide a wound,

it would weigh little with a jury, whether atlistance in the trade, which, by Mr. Law- Come hither and rhy flame approve ;

the defendant was worth an hundred, or rence's death, devolved on a nephew; not I'll teach thee what it is to love,

only fourscore pounds per annum; or indeed in the making of candles, which must And by what marks true passion may be found. whether he trefpassed on his neighbour's be a disagreeable employment, but in weighing and selling them. Our author had the

It is to be all bathed in tears;

property, with an intent to kill game, or

To live upon a smile for years; honour of reckoning leveral eminent persons

for some other purpose. The obiervations

which gave birth to the letter now alluded in the list of his generous benefactors. Soon To lie whole ages at a beauty's feet: after his appearance in the world as a writer,

To kneel, to languish and implore ; to, were hardly worth copying out of the he was introduced into the favour and family

And till, though the disdain, adore : London paper, where they first appeared : of Sir Joseph Jekyl, Master of the Rolls, who 1 is to do all this, and think thy sufferings they were trite, and such as must have ocmade hiin his companion at his intervals of

sweet.

curred to every person at all conversant in leisure *. Mr. Whilton had recommended

It is to gaze upon her eyes

the game laws : indeed I scarcely think that him to Sir Joseph, who was particularly struck with his " Previous Quettion with regard to

With cager joy and fond surprize;

they were intended to convey information; Religion.” In this situation, Mr. Chubb had

Yet temper'd with such chalte and awful fear I rather lack on them as covertly and in-
As wretches feel who wait their doom ;

fidiously holding forth encouragement to an opportunity of becoming known to many

Nor must one ruder thought presume qualified persons to purchase poached game, of his patron's acquaintance, by whom he was treated with that respeét which was due Though but in whispers breath'd to meet her and the author of them deserves just as to his genius and to his virtues, and whose

much praise as he would, who, on reading liberality he experienced on various occasions. It is to hope, though hope were lost; over a number of acts of parliament, should He did not, however, continue above a year Though heaven and earth thy paffion crost; discover and publish to the world, that in or two in Sir Joseph Jekyl's family. Being Though the were bright as fainted queens certain instances a man might buy stolen strongly inclined by nature to retirement and

above,

goods without being amenable to the laws. contemplation, he foon grew weary of con- And thou the least and meanest swain or granting that a qualified person incurs versing much in the world ; and though That folds his flock upon the plain, tempted to remain in town by the offer of a Yet if thou dar'it not hope, thou doft not love. who sells it is manifeitly guilty of a breach

no penalty by buying game, yet the man genteel settlement for life, he chose rather to return to Salisbury. The generosity of his It is to quench thy joy in tears ;

of the laws, and the purchaser is by consefriends, and particularly of Sir Joseph Jekyl, To nurle strange doubts and groundless quence an acceffary after the fact Supfollowed him into his retreat; and their num

fears :

pose an application be made by a gentleber encreasing, as his reputation extended, If pangs of jealousy thou hast not prov'd,

man to a poacher to furnith him with game he employed the leisure which their bencfia Though she were fonder and more true

at a ftipulated time, the man goes out, and cence afforded him, in the pursuit of his fa- Than any nymph old poets drew,

being in danger of being apprehended, he vourite studies, being no longer under a neOh never dream again that thou hast lov'd.

makes resistance, and commits murder : cellity of having recourse to his former occu

If when the darling maid is gone,

will not the employer's heart smite him in pation for a subsistence. Mr. Chefelden, the eminent Surgeon, was one of his benefactors.

Thou dost not seek to be alone,

such a cale, as being instrumental to the That gentleman frequently sent him small

Wrapt in a pleasing trance of tender woe; loss of life? A man nced not to be a cafuift presents, and sometimes suits of clothes,

And mufe and fold thy languid arms, to answer that it will. I have, in many which had been little worn, and which Mr.

Feeding thy fancy on her charms,

instances, observed the progress of the Chubb was well pleased to accept, not being Thou dost not love, for love is nourish'd so.

poacher; -he is led on, by insensible dein affluent circumitances. In the latter part

If any hopes thy bosom share

grees, from killing game to petty thefts, of his life, he had an eminent friend in Mr.

But those which love has planted there, and in time to more atrocious acts. He Samuel Dicker, who offered to settle fifty Or any cares but his thy breast enthral, who gets up at midnight to wire hares, or pounds a-year upon him, on condition of res

Thou never yet his power bait known; noofe pheasants, if he is disappointed of moving from Salisbury. But this offer he de.

Love fits on a despotic throne, clined, as he did not at that time spend the

his prey is loath to go home empty handed; And reigns a tyrant, if he reigns at all. income of his fortune.

the darkness of the night, the absence of Now if thou art so lost a thing,

witnelles, and the confequent little danger (Tote concluded in our next.) Here all thy tender forrows bring,

of detection, are powerful inducements And prove whole patience longest can endure: with him to make free with his neighbour's

We'll ftrive whole fancy shall be loit property. The poacher is, in fhort, ge

In dreams of fondet pallion moft, * What particular department Mr. Chubb occu- For if thou thus hait lov'd, oh never hope a cure. husband, and I suppose I might defy man

nerally a bad servant, a bad father, a bad pied in Sir Joseph's house, it is now difficult to ar

kind to produce a single instance of such a certain. Mr. Whiston fays, that this gentleman alLoved him an annual salary. There is reason to be

one his being in other refpects deemed an lieve, chat, at least on extraordinary occasions, he

To the Editor of the County MAGAZINE. honest man. If fuch be the case, they who fometimes waited at his patron's table, as a servant

fet them on, and encourage them in such

SIR, out of livery. Dr. Kippis rays, that he well re

practices, though they may avoid the lath members being told by an old Clergyman, near forty Would advise your correspondent who of the law, mult be contented with being years ago, that an acquaintance of his, who had

signs himself Á QUALIFIED PERSON, accounted indifferent members of society: dined with Sir Joseph Jekyl, faw Mr. Chubb afint. (see the Journal, Sept. 4) to read what

That the ganze creates a deal of ill blood ing in that capacity, and was grieved to be thus atjudge Blackstone in his Commentaries says,

amongit people of property, cannot, I tecended upon, by a man of such superior abilities and under the articles Game and Game Laws

lieve, be denied; it may likewile he affirmunderstanding

--when he has done this, I fancy he will ed, that bien are never guilty of more absur

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SIR,

dity, inconsistence, and contradiction, than reproof, and well pointed satire, has often sumption of guilt, according to that when they are discoursing about it, but it an happy tendency to effect many things“ notable observation of the historian, no more follows from hence, that every which friendly admonitions cannot accom

Convitia (preta exobscunt: fi irafcare ogmita loose disorderly fellow may possess himself | plish; and how many on whom persuasion viilentar. of it, than it does, that if two people are could not win, nor virtue allure, have been contesting the rights to an estate, a third compelled to render

to others acts of rela" by words, confider

" this, that tiere" is

1719. “In case of prorocation to anger person, who has not the shadow of a claim, tice, solely from the fear of public animad

“ nothing that so much gratifies an ill may step in and take poffeffion of it. version being the cause of the loss of character or butiness. How often has the press « nor doth any thing fo much disappoint

tongue, as when it finds an angry heart; curbed folly, restrained vice, and, by dilplaying the heinous offences of a single in “edness. It is the most exquisite and in

" and vex it, as calmness and unconcernTo the Editor of the CouNTY MAGAZINE. other acts of injustice, equally replete with dividual, prevented the commission of fifty

nocent revenge in the world to return mifchief, and pregnant with alarming con

“gentle words, or none at all, to ill lansequences.

guage. But on the other side, anger and Freelany, have been lead into a review fiderations consequent on the enjoyment a dicomportames and impatience upon

“ perturbation do not only produce what

These are some of the consolatory of the advantages resulting from a due re- of an unfettered extension of the press; and gulation of the press. The press has been what Englishman is there, who does not

thee, so that thou becomest unable, long justly held the glory and birth-right heartily wish, rather for an enlargement

“ either to keep silence, or to speak with of Englishmen; and whenever violent and than a contraction of its boundaries; hav-s that reason and advantage thou shouldeft, despotic measures have been exercised, either ing, as it always ought, the safeguard of

“ or at another time couldest.” with a view to abridge, or else totally to our constitution, the fupprefion of vice,

The following lines, and instance of suppress its inestimable influence and power, the cause of virtue, and the well-being of sweetest revenge *, deserve to be universally men dear to their country have risen its mankind, for its chief and principal ob-known. zealous advocates and protectors, by whose jects. laudable and vigorous exertions, this boasted If these thoughts obtain a place in your

« Revenge is sweet." Do you believe palladium of our privileges still remains publication, I fhall be induced, occasion

It is no pleasure to forgive ?

He carries his resentment high, effectually emancipated; and whilst it is ally, to transmit you others, on such sub

Who overlooks an injury. the scourge of vice and immorality in every jeéts as may occur to my mind. shape, degree, and character, is also the

“ A sweet revenge!" but sweeter still, means of conferring transcendent and

I am, Sir,

If good shall recompense the ill. unfading honours on the virtuous and

Revenge and charity thus meet; good.

Your constant reader and admirer, Sure this inult be supremely sweet! Liberty, which is the inherent and much valued portion of this favoured isle, and

J.R.

• The Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland was a man the brightest jewel of its constitution, never Portsmouth Commor, Sept. 18, 1786.

of the most distinguished talents for the laws of his fhines with more resplendent lustre, or

country, and not less amiable in his private chaemits a more enlivening ray, than in the

racter.' He had a fine avenue of tall trees, old fullunshaded freedom of the press. Infinite

grown beeches, leading to his houe in the country,

which is very rare in Scotland, and he, of course, advantages, too numerous to describe, but

was very fond of them. His near neighbour, the a few of which I will notice, take 'their To the Editor of the County MAGAZINE. Laird of -, had a pique against him, and in the origin from hence. If a villain, however

rage of revenge, and iniolence of power, took the dignified and highly situated he may be,

SIR,

opportunity of his abfence to cut them all down. attempts artfully to sap or undermine the

This was á damage that was altogether irreparable.

OOKS are become so numerous, that | The Justice Clerk, on being informed of io atro. laws or constitution of his country, the

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many a valuable one is of course over- cious an infuit, which the laws were open for him press, besides presenting a remedy to coun- looked. In this list I place the two small to punish, only said, “, he thould find a time to teract and repel his bale designs, inflicts a volumes of Dr. Thomas Fuller's Introduc

it.'

repent punifhment on him which otherwise he tio ad Prudentiam ; or, Directions, Coun- this; it happened that this Laird's whole eftate, would escape. Iflikewise a man, by means fels, and Cautions, tending to prudent neighbour, was put in compromise, by the next at the most fly and designing, endeavours to Management of Affairs in Common Life. law producing a prior will; wlich, though it had violate the moral rules of rectitude, with Two of these, of general and particular in long dormant

, appeared fo clear and genuine, regard to ary circunstance or situation ; utility, I beg' leave to lay before your it, of course, came before this Lord Jullict Ciek or should he wish to lay the basis of his readers in your useful undertaking... They to try the cause ; another reaton for the Laird to own fame or aggrandizement on the ruin are as follows. No. 1718. “ Withhold think he had little chance. This great lawyer to of the fortune or character of any, that " thyself from Revenge with all thy power. thoroughly lifted the matter, in the hearing, that lie goodly medicine the press, whilft in deve-“ Revenge never repairs an inju:y.

I discovered, by n er dint of his usual fagacity, and loping and exposing his iniquitous schemes thou hast been reproachell, or defamed, it

thou halt been reproached, or defamed, it indefatigable inc'ultry and zezl for jultice, Ih it it

was a torgery; and lo, contra: y to all expectacion, and inachinations, it administers a fove is not the wounding of thy enemy's body the pofleti br reign antidote to the case of the injured “ that will heal thy fame. Thou may by non-fuited. He waited on his judge with thame party, conveys also a deadly and well me- " that means help to spread the libel, by in-and.confusion, to thank him (or though the rited poison to the delusive hopes and ex- “ viting many to enquire the cause of your have been discovered to be fo, without the Juliice pectations of the base contriver; and into “ quarrel : but that is no medium to prove Clerk's talents alone; for his own coumel load that very gulph of abject ruin and disgrace, him a flanderer; the world being too given it ap:). The other töid," he had nothing where he lo itrenuously laboured to plunge“ well acquainted with the nature of reanother, he (hereby finds himself precipi-" venge to imagine it an argument of his to do him juttice;", and, laughing, adeled, " did tately hurled. Besides all this, the press, innocency that acts it. So far it is from make you repent having injured me ?" This was from the conveyance it gives to wkolesome being such, that it gives a violent pre- indeed the revenge of a Christian.

make him

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