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Those virgin leaves, of purest vivid green, The weather about this time is sometimes о с т о в E R.

Which charm’d ere yet they trembled on the extremely misty, with a perfect calm. The trees,

ground is covered with spiders webs inNow cheer the rober landscape in decay,

numerable, crossing the paths, and extended The fading many-colour'd. woods, The lime first fading; and the golden birch,

from one shrub to another. Shade deepning over shade, the country round With barks of filver hue; the moss-grown oak, imbrown ; a crowded umbrage, dusk and dun, Tenacious of its leaves of russet-brown,

Now by the cool declining year condens'd, Of every hue, from wan declining green

Th’ensanguin'd dogwood; and a thousand Descend the copious exhalations, check'd To footy dark.

tints

As up the middle sky unseen they stole, * HE great business of na- Could scarcely equal, decorate the groves. Which Flora, dress’d in all her pride of bloom, And roll the doubling fogs around the hill.

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Thence expanding far, ture, with respect to the

The huge dukk, gradual, iwallows up the vegetable creation, at this To these temporary colours are added the T

plain : season, is dissemination.- more durable ones of ripened berries, a Plants, having gone thro' variety of which now enrich our hedges. Sullen, and flow, to roll the misty wave.

Vanith the woods; the dim - seen river seems the progressive stages of Among these are particularly, distinguished Even in the height of noon opprest, the sun

springing, Aowering, and the hip, the fruit of the wild role; the feeding, have at length brought to ma- haw, of the hawthorn; the flee, of the Sheds weak, and blunt, his wide-refracted ray; turity the rudiments of a future progeny, blackthorn; the blackberry, of the bram- Whence glaring olt, with many a broaden'd which are now to be committed to the ble; and the berries of the elder, holly, He frights the nations. Indiftin&t on earth, fostering bosom of the earth. This being and woody nightshade. These are a prodone, the parent vegetable, if of the her- vidential supply for the birds during the Seen thro' the turbid air, beyond the life beceous kind, either totally dies, or perishes Winter season; and it is said that they are Objects appear; and, wilder’d, o'er the waste as far as it rose above ground: if a tree most plentiful when the ensuing Winter The shepherd stalks gigantic. or shrub, it loses all its tender parts which is to be most severe.

Thomson. the Spring and Summer had put forth. The common martin, whose nests, hung Seeds are fcattered by the hand of nature under the eaves of our houses, afford to

This month is the height of the hunting in various manners.

The winds which agreeable a spectacle of parental fondness season. The temperature of the weather is at this time arise, disperse far and wide and afliduity, usually disappears in O&to- peculiarly favourable to the sport; and as many seeds which are curiously furnished ber. As this, though one of the smallest the products of the earth are all got in, little with feathers or wings for this purpose. of the swallow lind, stays the latest, its damage is done by the horsemen in pursuHence plants with luch seeds are, of all, emigration to distant climates is less pro- ing their chace across the fields. the most universally to be met with; as bable than that of the others. The landdandelion, groundsel, ragwort, thistles, martin, which breeds in holes in the sandy All now is free as air, and the gay pack &c. Other seeds, by the means of hooks, banks of rivers, and about cliffs and in the rough bristly stubbles range unblam'd; Jay hold of paffing animals, and are thus quarries, most probably passes the Winter No widow's tears o'erflow, no secret curse carried to distant places. The common in a torpid state in those holes.

Swells in the farmer's breast, which his pale burs are examples of this contrivance. The royston, or hooded crow, which

lips Many

are contained in berries, which be- migrates northwards to breed, returns Trembling conceal, by his fierce landlord ing eaten by birds, the seeds are discharged about the beginning of this month. At

aw'd : again uninjured, and grow where they the same time the woodcock is first seen happen to light. Thus carefully has na- on our eastern coasts; though the great

But courteous now he levels every ferice, ture provided for the distribution and pro- body of them does not arrive till Novem- Joins in the common cry, and halloos loud, pagation of plants.

ber or December. Various kinds of water. Charm'd with the rattling thunder of the field. The gloom of the falling year is in some fowl, which breed in the northern regions,

SOMERVILLE. measure enlivened, during this month er approach our coasts at this season. About pecially, by the variety of colours, fome the middle of the month, wild geefe quit It is usually in October that the bee-hives lively and beautiful, put on by the fading the fens, and go up to the rye lands, are despoiled of their honey. As long as Icaves of trees and shrubs.

where they pluck the young corn. flowers are plentiful, the bees continue aud

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ding to their store; but when these fail, At the very close of the month, a few Ye thieves, by his example taught, they are obliged to begin feeding on the lowers still cheer the eye; and there is a se- Weigh his untimely fate; honey they have already made. From this cond blow of some kinds, particularly of the When you are to the gallows brought, time, therefore, the hive grows less and woodbine. But the scent of all these late

Repentance comes too late. less valuable. Its condition is judged of by Aowers is comparatively faint.

Calfone, Sept. 28, 1786. its weight. The common method of getting at the honey is, by destroying the bees with the funes of burning brimstone. The humane THOMSON exclaims against this

For the COUNTY MAGAZINE.

To the Editor of the County MAGAZINE. practice. Written in the Country among a

SI R, Ah fee where robb’d, and murder'd, in that pit

Society of chosen Friends. Lies the fill heaving hive! at evening Inatch'd

S the punishments at present inficted Beneath the cloud of guilt-concealing night,

Air, “ Avec les jeux dans le village," des Amours upon criminals have been found, by

d'Eté. And fix'd o'er sulphur: while not dreaming

long experience, insufficient for the purpose

ANS cette aimable solitude, ill,

, of deterring; and as in a christian, realonThe happy people, in their waxen cells,

L'ennui n'étend pas fon pouvoir ;

abls, and just government, all expedients

ought to be tried, rather than putting the Sat tending public cares, and planning Le plaisir y fait notre étude, schemes Et le bonheur notre sçavoir.

criminal to death, I would earnestly recom

mend a life of labour-as more terrible than of temperance for Winter poor; rejoiced Les plus beaux myrtes de Cythere

a speedy execution; and I think this a proTo mark, full flowing round, their copious Ne naissent que pour nous parer:

per time to try the experiment, when fraud, ftores. Nous passons le jours à nous plaire,

theft, robbery, murder, and all kinds of Sudden the dark oppressive steam ascends; Et les nuits à nous defirer.

enormous villainy, are practised, even in the And, us’d to milder scents, the tender race, Enchantés d'une aimable yvreffe,

face of justice itself. 'Till a more proper By thousands, tumble from their honeyed Nous mêlons, dans nos tendres jeux,

employ can be found out, I would propose domes,

to consideration the fawing of Stone and Les doux transports de la tendresse Convolv'd, and agonizing in the duft.

Marble, as one of the most suitable, be. Aux larmes de l'amour heureux. And was it then for this you roam'd the Spring, Les plus beaux myrtes, &c.

cause, ift, It is presently learnt; 2dly, The Intent from flower to flower? for this you

materials can neither be easily destroyed toil'd Ici l'amour & la constance

nor embezzled; 3dly, A certain task, in Ceaseless the burning Summer-heats away? Enchaînent la félicité ;

proportion to the party's strength, may be

ascertained; and, 4thly, It will admit of For this in Autumn search'd the blooming Les pleurs se donnent à l'absence,

their being securely confined to one place, waste, Jamais à l'infidélité.

and in a manner that numbers may be Nor lost one funny gleam, for this sad fate? Les plus beaux myrtes, &c.

looked after at a small expence.

Suppose one large yard to be made, fone. This cruel necessity may be prevented Nos jours se levent sans nuage,

where between London-bridge and the by using hives or boxes properly contri- Et nous passons rapidement

Temple, or perhaps near Queenhithe, on ved; or by employing fumes which will Du sentiment au badinage,

the city side, moated if posible, and strongly Atupify, but not kill them. In this case, Du badinage au sentiment.

pallisadoed : in this place let the criminals however, enough of the honey must be left Les plus beaux myrtes, &c.

be employed in fawing stone, &c. either for their subsistence during the Winter.

such as might be brought thither by imporIn most of the wine countries of Europe,

J. J.C.D. L. M.

ters for that purpose, or by the managers the vintage takes place in October. The

themselves. If they can afford to do it at grape is one of the latest fruits in ripening.

a much less price, the stonecutters will When gathered, they are immediately pressed, and the juice is fermented, like On the Commitment and Execution of James readily apply to them; the public will be

gainers; and more stone will be used that of apples in making cyder, A great HILLIER, lately hanged at Fisherton.

in building and ornament. Let the crivariety of wines are produced from the

minals first be employed in fawing stone different kinds of grapes, and the diver: THE milkmaid.lings beneath her cow, fity of climates in which they grow. In

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to build a number of strong low lodges for

their own shelter, on three sides of this inEngland, this fruit does not ripen conHer cheefes made are safer now,

closure; the fourth, to the land, should be stantly enough, to be worth cultivation for The thief is gone to jail.

an open strong pallisade, that such as please thc purpose of making wine. This month is particularly chosen, on

The hind now plants in hope his seed, may see (but at a proper distance, that no account of its mild temperature, for the

Well freep'd in lime and brine;

intercourse may pass between them) what

is the consequence of invading another's brewing of malt liquor designed for long His pilfer'd crop no more shall feed keeping; which is therefore commonly

The thief--and all his swine.

property, or disturbing his peace. Let no

other punishment be allowed in this precalled old Erober. The bees enjoy their little lives,

cinet but want of victuals; or if this don't The farmer continues to low his winter

Tu one another hum;

cure the refractory, a cistern, wherein they corn during this month;, and wheat is The brimstone rogue that burnt our hives,

must pump for life, as it is said is done in frequently not all fown till the end of it. When the weather is too wet for this busi

Is hang'd at Fisherton.

Holland,

Let death be the punishment of an escape, nels, he ploughs up the stubble fields for The cock congratulation sings,

and this immediately, on proof before the winter fallows. Acorns are fown for young Triumphant rears his head;

fitting alderman, that this is the man who plantations at this time, and forest and fruit The hens rejoice, and clap their wings, was confined, and made his escape. The trees are planted,

That Hillier is dead.

place of execution to be in the precinct.

SIR,

By day let them be chained by one leg to homely woman who fat by him: it hurt to the Editor of the COUNTY MAGAZINE, the stone they are fawing, or to one let me a little; but to thew him I had some into the ground for that purpose; by night {pirit left, 1 immediately began to coquet in a strong stone lodge, boarded as in bar- it with a gentleman who was teated by me : racks, with tuch fecurities as those who my husband, I saw, was piqued at it, but i Amuanych met commended the com

ferent opinion, I pray print the inclolet trivances of the wicked and desperate may kept thus teazing one another throughout remarks, which occurred on reading think fit. And I most earnestly hope and the evening: A party of pleasure was pro extract in the Monthly Review for Febru

an intreat all whom providence has placed in posed next day to Richmond ;--my husband ary, from a pamphlet by Francis Baring, fuch a sphere, as to be instrumental in approved of it;- refused to make one: Elq. one of the Directors of the Last India framing laws for common good, to take however, he and his dulcinea went without Company, in which that act is defended; the affair into consideration. Stop the tor-me; and the gentleman, with whom I had rent of human blood ;-its effufion answers been over night rather too full of spirits, these quotations, it is really of a very ex

and, if the whole is of the fame tenor with not the end proposed;-transportation hides waited upon me next day to pay me a traordinary tendency: too many of the offenders from those who visit.

CHIM-QUAN-SE. ought to learn to beware from their exam. From my last night's behaviour, he beple. Transport the women and the youth; gan to be rather too familiar ; but I ho- MANY persons (says Mr. Baring) -fend them in fmall parties, or by one or nestly discovered to him the reason that I

“ inhabit large houses, whole mode of two at a time ;-hang a few, and keep the appeared fo over-night. This made him

“ living within doors is not answerable to reft to labour, and them expose to public be as ingenuous in his conversation with their

appearance without.” It is thereview, but not to public converse.

me; and he confelled to me, my husband fore, according to this gentleman, a great

was privy to his making me this vifit, and defect in our police, that people can hire

J. A. that he intended to keep the lady he went such fized houses as they please, and live in Nezvport, Ife of Wight,

out of town with all night in such a bagnio, them as frugally as they choose. To reSept. 27, 1786.

and that this gentleman was sent here by medy this, as the flourishing state and opumy husband's icheme. I was so shocked, lence of the East India Company fully prove to think that I should be used as a sort of them to be such patterns of economy and tool in the affair—as a screen only, that I good conduct

, it is to be regretted that was resolved to be revenged of my husband, MATRIMONIAL SPIRIT. and promised the gentleman, if he would they are not impowered to send schemes to

every house which might dircet how much carry me to where my husband and his money might be laid out by every inhabiTo the Editor of the County Magazine. mistress were to be at night, fo that I might tant, and in what manner. detect them without being discovered my

Mr. Baring, after daring to assert that felf, he should see I would behave as a wo- they, whose style of expence is suitable to SIR, man of spirit ought to do.

their fortune, are on the whole benefited by THE 'HE word fpirit, in matrimonial cases, I saw my ungrateful wretch and his im- this act, like an able financier; calily re

is understood to mcan resentment; pudent creature together. I was convinand in domestical bickerings fignifies (in ced. I had indeed folemnly promised my « tion of men must be an exception to this

moves the difficulty, that “ One descripplain English) that if my husband calls me conductor that I would not make any out

rule; I mean, those country, gentlemen, names, Pll spit in his face; if he throws rage; and to show him I could keep my " who inhabit large houses, and poffefs but the china out of the window, I'll send the word, and had a proper spirit of resent

“ small fortunes. However, the size of looking-glass after it; if he is extravagant ment, I retired without uttering even a

their houses must be reduced to the scale of abroad, i'll not be a saving fool at home ; single reproach.

« their income ; or such persons must reand if he keeps a wench, my cousin fhall I shall not mention any more of my un

linquish their old man ons for dwellings come and see me. happy history, fave this, that I made thift

more suitable to the contrasted limits of Revenge is sweet, it is said, and this may in the morning to be at home two hours « their fortunes.

« their fortunes.” There is an orientality be a sweet revenge, but is revenge a pro- before my husband; and from having ta

in this writer's easy manner of turning the per habit for a řady to appear in? Surely ken up a spirit of resentment, I next acno; tenderness,' foftnels, mildness, are quired a spirit of dissembling; I met him posleliions. In former times the country

country gentlemen out of their houses and their characteriitics; to those graces'it is with a great deal of affected ease; com

gentlemen were thought of service, both in we offer up our admiration; but when they plained

because he had said out so late, and regulating the diftricts where they lived, relinquish' those attractions, our respect from that time, from his answers, began and also when they were called up to affitt ceares, and the power they had over us be-heartily to despite him. comes forfeited. Is it not pity they should

in the national council. But, as all human

We foon parted beds; and from one affairs are liable to change their ofiices part with their prerogative, to indulge piece of resentment proceeding to another, themselves in the baseft of all the passions, we at last agreed upon a total separation; India Company providentially bring us

are now become obsolete, and the East revenge? Nay, what is still more to be la- and now, from living in all the fplendor homne every year a fufficient number of a mented, the quarrels between husband and that one of the wealthiest citizen's wives

new sort of gentlemen, with new customs, wife are moltly begun from trifes, and could be maintained in, I am forced nightly manners, and principles

, who fill the officontinued on each side, from that mistaken to seck my bread in the most despicable of ces of the old country gentlemen, both in notion of keeping up a fpirit, and end at all occupations. My gallant was obliged town and country, with lo much better ut in lamentable misfortunes.

to ship himself as a soldier for the West address. As to difpoflelling the country Such might be your reflections, Mr. Indies; my husband is a common porter gentlemen of their houles, where can be the Lditor ; but I will now proceed with my now in a market, and our three fine chil

dren all died in the workhouse; and all joyed the longest, have certainly least

injustice? They whose ancestors have enOne night being invited with my husband this happened because I would show a pro- reason to complain. Befide, if we exo a chriltening in the neighbourhood, he per spirit.

anime narrowly, all these country gentlemen Kyun to be very complaisant to a very

A WOMAN OF SPIRIT.

are descendants of the Saxons or Normans,

Who, without any colour of right, seized from China, be paid for in cash or bullion? | with tolerable success, on certain foils the poffeffions of the ancient Britons: For every one knows, that

the demand for adapted to its nature; of which forts plenty therefore there can be no more harm in English manufactures in China cannot pof- may be found in most counties in England

. puding thein out of England, across the fibly be advanced by this sudden increased Another valuable advantage attending it

, Tweed, or over the Severn, into cheap demand for tea. Every trader is well and still more worthy of notice, is the emcorners in Scotland or Wales, than there aware, that an overstock of goods in China, ployment it will give to a considerable was in the fervants of the Company, who, or any other place, will very soon reduce number of the younger poor of either fex; with the same argument, cut off a great their value below prime coft. What be requiring much more attention than lapart, and pushed the remainder of the na- comes then of Mr. Baring's boasted saving bour, when in a growing state ; at a season tion of the Rohillas over the Ganges. (See to the nation, " by retaining within this of the year too, which interferes not with Major Scott's fpeech in defence of Mr. kingdom a balance, amounting annually the harvest. In those places where manuHastings.) Indeed, as there were only to no less than 1,032,4001. which, prior factures are wanting, it would become an fifty thousand men destroyed, it is a cir- to the act, was regularly paid to foreign-object of yet greater consequence. The cumstance which I should not have thoughters in fpecie, through the medium of the exclusion of foreign tobacco is not aimed worth mentioning, had it not appeared to smuggler !” Where is the difference to at-only a wish for liberty here to plant. be a cafe in point--for, I apprehend, the the nation, as to its being drained of cash, | The consumer must judge of its quality, destruction of fifty thousand men makes an whether it is exported at once by the Com- and, if it answers not the cultivation, it inconsiderable figure in the exploits of the pany, or carried out in small quantities by will of course be neglected. Such a liberal Company's servants in the East Indies. the smuggler? Not but that smuggling is a plan is the apparent ground-work of our

Mr. Baring afterward observes, that great nuisance to the community, though recently-projected commercial treaties, upmany rich people are mean enough to perhaps not so great a one as an overgrown

on the rational principles of give and take. The obvi- and overbearing monopoly. -- But if it Let cach nation grant a free importation; ous method of preventing this abuse of should be answered, that the Company are whatever is best in kind, and comes cheapest people's purchasing what tea they like is, able to force an advantageous trade equal to market, will assuredly find the prompteft to fend tea to every house with an armed to the increased demand for tea, it will sale. Certain restrictions may be necessary, force, and compel the owner to take such a plainly shew how prejudicial their exclu- however, in this reciprocal arrangement. quantity, and at such a price as the Com- live right of trade hath been, for a great less engines and tools appertaining to efta. pany thall think proper. The disposal of number of years, to the nation, by not exfalt in France will countenance such a re- tending it so far as was incumbent on them blished manufactures, should be suffered to gulation. But if the times are not yet for the benefit of our manufactures.

pass into foreign rival hands. These rethought quite ripe for this expedient, the

marks, if pursued, would lead me beyond Company can ealily procure an act, that

the limits of my first subject, respecting from and after day, every house with

which I shall mention an observation relawindows, shall purchase pounds To the Editor of the County MAGAZINE. tobacco plants raised from American feed,

tive to natural history. Upon some of the of tea, at

price, according to the number of windows. This act, inforced

SIR,

I discovered the same kind of insect, or by ravanes informing again time maiters, HE culture of tobacco being permit- lilhed a few years ago on this vegetable

,

worm, which is described in a treatise pubwill no doubt prove effectual. It must be political reasons against such a licence in Can any profound naturalist inform me by however confessed, that there was a time Great Britain ? We are arrived at that what means it came into my garden. Aly when prosecutions by information were period of national economy which seems supposition is, that the ova must have been esteemed unconstitutional ; for which rea- to put every advantageous resource into fupposition is, that the ova must have

been fon they, who formerly proved themselves action. Large tracts of waste lands are seen one of the fort since the first year, not our wilest and most equitable lawyers, set promised to furnish additional employment even after the most cautious examination ; their faces against them as dangerous in-in husbandry, hitherto only serving more croachinents; but, by an advertisement of for ostentation than profit. The consump- fimilar grub amongst the numerous tribe

nor do I remember to have met with a a similar nature to what I have mentioned tion of this American plant is very consi- of insects which have passed in my review. above, which lately appeared, promising derable in England, especially when manurewards to servants fecretly informing against factured into snuff, the fashionable use the attention of some of your readers learned

Thele fugitive hints may probably excite their masters, it is plain that our constitu- whereof is greatly increased. The differ. tion, if not altered, is altering at a great ent and severe acts of parliament, made to An answer, or a further extension of this

in the political interests of this kingdom. rate, and that we fhall soon arrive at the prevent the growth of tobacco in this concile and laudable fystem of French po- country, were intended as a favourable in matter, 'will greatly oblige, licy, which retains in every family a spy dulgence to our then new colonies, and in

Yours, &c. OBSERVATOR. at the service of the crown.

order to promote our own commerce with I do not call on Mr. Baring to publish, them; but can we say that reason now exfor I know he dare not, a real account of ists? Perhaps, independent of such confi

Α Ν Ε C D Ο Τ Ε. all the gold and silver which is annually deration, it may be answered, the article HE celebrated Malherbe, had decarried by the East India Company, and produces a large revenue to government

THverted the freddy of his whole life ta their servants to China, and other places, by importation, Allowed. But could not the improvement of his native language,

from this kingdom, by which the nation an equivalent duty be laid on what might was attended in his last moments by an ig. hath been impoverished to the amount of a be raised at home? The possibility of its norant priest. The Spiritual Counsellor,

great many millions. But I will ask, whe- thriving in the fame degree of perfection as after a long harangue, asked him if he felt ther the tea which the Company lait year in some parts of America, shall not be ab- affected by the description he had just given bought of the Northern States was not solutely insisted on. This I will, however, of the joys of heaven?" No, replied the paid for in cash? And must not the ex-venture to affirm, from my own experi- dying Malherbe, 'tis impossible I thould, as traordinary quantity of tea which the Com-ence of twelve years in small trials for spe- it was delivered in fo 'd coarse and pany in future will be obliged to bring culation, that it will grow in this climate Novenly a style.”

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Author's Farewell to his Readers.” This such a charge, must unavoidably be set down contains a great variety of matter, relative to in the seat of the scorner*.'

divine impressions, the existence of a Diety, A more favourable character is drawn of our LIFE AND WRITINGS religion taken in all its views, a future ftate Author, in the postilla to the “ Memoirs of

of existence, a future judgment and retribu- several ladies of Great Britain.” A respecOF

tion, divine revelation in general, prophecy, table divine having described his works, by MR. THOMAS CHUBB. miracles, the personal character of Jesus the language, of ibe poor endeavours of this

Chrift, and the writings of the Apostles. In honeft man; his advocate thus ftands up in his

discusing these momentous subjects, Mr. defence : “ One might imagine from this, [Concluded from our last, p. 136.] Chubb is justly chargeable with frequent if a stranger to Mr. Chubb's writings, that he

self-contradiction. But his posthumous works, was a poor creature, without abilities, and a CHE disapprobation which had been ex- notwithstanding their evident defects, were malicious writer against the Christian religion

being very great, he set himself to prepare a be confessed, that he discovers, through the learning, he had the gift of a most extraorXX. i vindication of his sentiments, and of the man- whole, a serious concern for the present and dinary understanding, and in his writings has

ner in which he had proposed them. While future happiness of mankind, and ihat several Mewn very great abilities. There is a beauty

he was thus employed, his health declined so topics are treated of by him with equal force and strength in many of his thoughts, and in Stefalt

, that he did not live to commit what he and propriety. At the same time, however, all his language, which render him, as a

had written to the press. By too intense an by labouring to shew, that we cannot arrive writer, superior in those respects to every one be application to study, he had not only impaired at certainty with regard to the divine origin who has written against him; and though he

his fight, which was always weak, but, as of any external revelation, by arraigning the is wrong in some cases, yet his heart, to my he advanced in years, he brought on frequent wisdoin and equity of the Jewish dispensation, knowledge, was right honeft

, and his pen complaints in his head; and, at the same and by endeavouring to invalidate the evi- expressed only the dictates of his conscience. time, by a disuse of his accustomed exercise, dence of Christianity, he has done what in He was a sincere good man as ever lived. He

which was much walking, and by an impru- him lay to unsettle the minds of his readers. really believed that the scheme he had given sco dent indulgence of milk diet, at an improper After all, he allows it to be probable, that of the gospel was true. His notions of Inspi

season, he haftened the decay of a conftitu- the mission of Christ was divine. From a ge ration, the Refurretion, Abraham, &c. 'he tion that was naturally vigorous. His life, neral view of the Christian revelation, he thought very just; and exclusively of such however, was prolonged to his fixty-eighth thinks this conclusion follows, that Jesus was speculative faults which he could not help, year; and, agreeably to the wish he had fre probably sent by God to be an instructor to was as good a Christian as any of his cotemquently expressed, he was happily exempted mankind. Thus far he proefles to be a be- poraries ; if the essence of Christianity consists from many of those evils, which too often ag. liever and a Christian ; and as to discipleship in an exact rectitude of mind and life, and the gravate the bitterness of death. On the 8th

to Christ, he thought himself concerned to worspip of the supreme God, through Jesus Chrift of February, 1746-7, after a short complaint imitate his excellent example, and to follow our Lord. This is the truth of Mr. Chubb's of an unusual pain in his ftomach, he suddenly the wholesome counsels or precepts which he case. I knew him well.” Whether this enbreathed his laft, as he sat in his chair, having had given to the world.

comium may not be carried, in some degree, been so well, on the same day, as to dine Notwithitanding these declarations, Mr. too far; and whether full credit is to be given abroad with one of his friends. According Chubb is usually ranked among the deistical to fo romantic a writer as Mr. Amory (for to his own direction, he was buried on the writers. In this view he is considered by such was the real name of the author of the right hand of the chancel of St. Edmund's Dr. Leland, who has employed two long let- Memoirs of several Ladies, and of John church, in Salisbury. Dying without a will, ters on his pofthumous works, and has made Bunc!e) we leave to the determination of our his fortune, which'amounted to 1100l. devol- upon them many important observations. The judicious and impartial readers. ved to a brother. Bishop of Carlisle, Dr. Edmund Law, has de.

Considerations on the Theory of Religion, p. 304, The eminence of Mr. Chubb's intellectual scribed him in the following terms. abilities is generally allowed; and on this ac- this occasion, I Mall take the liberty of offer: 305. Sixth edition. count he was not only admired by the re- ing a few general hints to the admirers of a spectable persons we have already mentioned, are diftinguished writer of this rank, the ce. To the Editor of the County Magazine. but by Dr. Samuel Clarke, Bishop Hoadly, lebrated Mr. Chubb; who, notwithstanding Dr. John Hoadly, Archdeacon Rollelton, a tolerably clear head, and strong natural

S IR, and Mr. Harris. Several of his tracts, when parts, yet by ever aiming at things far beyond in manuscripts were seen by the feel omenhis reach; by attempting a variety of subjects. The wpradeisei no feratching the win, them, even with regard to orthography, in small compass of reading and knowledge, defiling the wainscots at inns, is so prevawhich our author was deficient. Wich re. had in a great measure ditqualified him ; from lent, and so truly contemptible, that I wonfpect to his moral character, he was uniformly a fashionable, but a failacious kind of philo- der it has not often attracted the notice of diftinguished by the integrity, fimplicity, fophy with which he set out, and by which some fatirical pens. The following lines

one of his education mighe very easily be miscare, however, taken from a window-hutwas constantly frequented by him, in his own led) he fell by degrees to such confufion in ter at Bridport, in Dorfetshire, and if parih

church, to the time of his death. His divinity, to such low quibbling on forms obou thought worthy, are at your service for indeportment was grave, and his aspect thought- scure passages in our trantlation of the bible, fal; but his conversation was extremely af- and was reduced to such wretched cavils, as

sertion. It doubtless sometimes happens, fable and engaging. As to the form of his to several historical facts and circumitances, that we meet with marks of genius, but it body, he was of low ftature, and inclined to wherein a small kill, either in the languages is like the grain of wheat amongst the corpulency. His celebrated Pofthumous or sciences, might have fet him right, or a bushel of chaffThese are amongst the in 1748, the year after his death. These he plied the want of them, by putting him upon they seem to express the genuine effusions Works,” were published in two volumes 8vo, small fare of real modefty would have sup- few I have met with that are tolerable; represents as containing his last and most ma: consulting those who could, and would have of the heart, and are prettily turned. Eure thoughts on the various points which given him proper afli Itance-that he seems to came under his examination. The first of have fallen at laft into an almost universal

V E R SE S mene volumes begins with a tract, the title of feepticism; and quitting that former ferious Written on the Window of an Inn, at Bridhich is, “s

Remarks on the Scriptures;" and sedate sobriety, which gave him credit, nd it is followed by another, comprising contents himself with carrying on a mere PORT, in DORSETSHIRE. me “ Observations on the Reverend Mr. farce for some time; acts the part of a solemn

FAREWELL! lov'd maid, farewell with Varburton's Divine Legation of Mofes." grave buffoon; sneers at all things he does ut the greater part of the first, and the entire not understand ; and, after all his fair pre- many a tear, cond volume, are taken up with “ The tensions, and the caveat he has entered against Farewell with thee, to all my soul holds dear;

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