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nonpareil and golden pippins are delicious. IDEA is a consciousness or recognition sounds are to the deaf, as if they did not Not a ball room but rings when a widow of the motion excited in the brain by a exift; because they are incapable of receive enters; the buz runs, have you seen the particular object, and imparted to the ing any ideas from them. widow, that's the widow, why don't you mind, in a manner which we cannot ac- In contemplating the objects and cirattack the widow, she is a charming widow, count for.

cumstances of perception, we are to con. here's a bumper to the widow.”

Some have inagined, that the picture sider them in a certain order. It is a fact, though a melancholy one, to of an object painted on the retina is also ist, The external object, with its gethe rising beauties of this happy ifle, that painted on the brain, and is thus per- nuine attributes : e. 8. a tree. Imiling fifteen are kept unnoticed for the ceived by the mind; but it is now more zdly, Their impressions on the organs widow of fifty.

generally believed, that all external im- of sense; the picture of a tree, painted on The world are ill-natured enough to say, pressions made on the nerves of the organs the retina, at the bottom of the eye.. there is no old woman in this falhionable of sense, excite perception in the mind, 3dly, 'The corporeal effect of those im. age. And how, my good Mr. Printer, by merely producing a corresponding mo-preffions conveyed to the brain : as when should they wish to look like grandmothers, tion or change in the brain; so that an the image of the tree makes a correspondwhen the charming fellows pay them such idea is only the fign of the impression, and ing motion on the brain. adoration ? their vows of love are like a hot- not the impreslion itself.

4thly, The representation or idea of this bed, and make us spring afresh in all the Ideas are either fimple, as those which motion conveyed to the mind. liveliness of your juvenile beauties; there are excited by our seeing one colour only; It is probable, as the celebrated author is not one of us but is thirty years younger or compound, as when I view a man, 1 of Alciphron remarks, that these circumthan we were ten years ago, and can dance, conceive the complex idea of his head, Itances are arbitrary, not necessary; for make love sonnets, and sigh as plaintive as limts, colour of his clothes, &c.

that the Supreme Being might, for exwhen we first set our faces to the land of Ideas may also be divided into those of ample, have ordained that scarlet Ihould matrimony. Well, let the girls fret, read Sensation, being impressions made through have been otherwise painted on the retina; novels

, and be romantic; I pity them poor our five senses; and those of reflexion, be- and consequently, that it should make a things. But what is pity? 'why, it is all ing such ideas of sensation as present them- different impreffion on the brain, and exwe have to give; for our success has fo out- felves to the imagination, or are recalled cite a different idea in the mind. paced our most fanguine wishes, that half by the memory, as when I perceive in Though we perceive only the figns of of us are mad with joy, and I suppose you the mind's eye the person of an absent things, and not the things themselves, will think I am one of the number, friend, or recollect when and where I saw we cannot be led into error, provided him last.

fimilar perceptions are excited in the Yours, &c.

Mr. Locke asserts, contrary to some fo- minds of all men by the fame causes; Winchester, Jan. 25.

A WIDOW.

reign philosophers, that we have no in- which would not be the case, if the

nate ideas; but that the mind of a new mind conceived, by means of the fight, 1787.

born infant is a mere blank; and that our that a portrait is a convex, solid body i ideas are formed from impressions received whereas the touch determines it to be a through the eye, car, &c. I have already plane,

remarked, that ideas of reflexion are de- The mind does not perceive all impresFor the COUNTY MAGAZINE.

rived from those of sensation. Our senses fions, but only those which are either strong,

do not impress the brain with the same or are least familiar to us, and consequently тн Е

perception of the same object; and it is most striking. Thus, though respiration

only by experience that the mind forms a or breathing is an act of the will, yet we NATURAL HISTORY

true idea of its qualities : an infant, or a do not, in general, attend to it; becaufe the person born blind, who had been restored mind is habituated to it, though we have

to light, when they view a portrait for the power of perceiving it when we please. HUM AN M I N D.

the first time, will conceive that it pro- Hence it is, that the attention of the mind

jects from the canvas, until by the feel being less engaged by flight impreffions, it From a Work just published, entitled, A they find it does not.

is left more at liberty to perceive those Philosophical and Medical Sketch of

The celebrated Mr. Boyle tells us, that which are more important. the Natural History of the Human Body a man who was born blind, and conseand Mind. By J. M. ADAIR, M. D. quently could have no juft idea of colour,

ATTENTION is that effort of the mind being told that scarlet was a vivid and by which it applies itself intensely to the T is surprising that, whilft the mind of splendid colour, expressed his idea of it, contemplation of an impression, so long man is so by resembling sound trumpet

exvestigating the nature of external objects, thus a deficiency of one sense rendered the cluding all others. The attention is more it should not be more solicitous to under- idea imperfect and absurd..

strongly engaged by objects of sight, than stand its own faculties and powers; and It is therefore reasonable to suppose, those of the other fenses; and therefore they that we should be more deficient in this that if we had been endowed with other make the strongest impressions on the imabranch of knowledge than in any other.

senses than those we have at present, our gination. The metaphysical disquisitions of phi-perceptions and ideas would have been losophers would certainly be very much very different ; for there is no absolute MEMORY is that faculty of the mind allifted by a more frequent dissection of necessity in the nature of things, that we by which we retain the ideas of impression persons who die mad ; idiots, or those who should not perceive or know things other after the object is removed. were remarkable for failure of memory. wise than we do at present; or, having Those things are always retained longeft

other senses fuperadded to the present, we and most forcibly, which most strongly Perception is an impreffion conveyed hould not perceive the magnetic, electric, engage the attention. It is more than profrom the external fenfes to the brain, by or aerial fluids, as clearly

as we now do bable that the brain, and not the mind, is means of a certain change or motion on water and fire. So on the other hand, an external sense.

light and colours are to the blind, and • Dr. Berkley, Bishop of Cloyne.

OF THE

the seat of memory; and that strong im- tificial or arbitrary figns being too few for and it very much imports man, whose days pressions are, as it were, deeply and inde- the purpose.

are few, and full of evil, that, as he has, in libly engraved on the fubitance of the brain; The memory is improved or weakened some degree, the power of selecting his whilst those that are slight leave no imprel- by our mode of life: it is improved by a idcas, he should not be fo totally engrossed fion at all.

regimen of vegetables and water, as I have by those ideas of sensation, which, though The memory is strongest between the myself experienced, and it is weakened hy commonly deemed pleasurable, are gene8th and şoth years of life ; after that pe- a stimulating diet. A person had an amaz- rally unprofitable, as not to call up and riod the brain becoming more firm in its ing memory until he was thirty; he ihen arrest those reflex ideas which may afford texture, it does not retain recent impres- began to drink wine, and his memory failed rational and perinanent employment to the fions so strongly as those which have been him exceedingly.

mind, long stored up in the mind. It is perhaps Diseases, those of the head especially, often for this reason, that aged persons are fond impair, or totally destroy the memory. A NOTIONS are those ideas which are of recapitulating circumstances which oc- person, after a violent fever, could not re- formed by abstraction, which is that effort curred in the earlier periods of life.

collect the letters of the alphabet, or even of the mind by which we separate a part The instances of the ftrength of memory his own name. Sometimes the strongest from the whole ; as the quality of blackare almost incredible. A very near rela- and most agreeable ideas are retained, whilft nefs, when I think of a negroe, indepen. tion of mine could, when a boy, rereat the rest are loft: a musician, after a fit of dent of the circumstances of form, characverbatim, one of Archbishop Tillotson's illness, retained his musical ideas, but forgot ter, &c. in which he is not different from fermons after one reading. The celebrated every thing else. We are told by Thucy, other men. Mankind, in the various stages Scaliger cozumitted to memory the works dides

, that during the prevalence of the of social improvement, have invented maof romer in twenty-one days; and the plague in Attica, several of those who re- nifold signs or means of expressing their other Greek poets in four months. Muller covered were found to have lost their me, abstract ideas, as words, writing, hierogly, of Leipfick acquired, and perfectly retained, mory. Violent head-aches, apoplexy, ex-phics, printing, &c. The human mind, twenty different languages; and the fa- posure to violent heats, and a variety of in its present ftate of existence, is fo conmous Magliabecchi retained most exactly other causes, have injured the memory ; the contents of any manuscript after one which, on the causes being removed, has that we are scarcely, if at all, able to abperusal.

been restored. Even in health some per- itract the idea of quality from that of matThere are many wonderful circumstan- fons have alternately loft and recovered

ter.

Thus, if I attempt to form the abces respecting the retentive faculty, which their memory, at certain intervals, without stract notion of whiteness, strength, &c. I are inexplicable. any alignable cause. Sometimes from dif

cannot separate them from one or other of The mind has a power of recalling the ease ; thus a person, who by a blow on the thofe things with which I have found them traces of former impressions, provided they head was entirely deprived of his memory; connected; as a white wall, a black dog, are entire and sufficiently ftrong; and, in when his health was restored, recovered the a strong horse, &c. Nor can we even abthis case, the mind is conscious that it has recollection of circumstances which had: stract moral qualities entirely and precisely recalled them from the memory; but if occurred many years before, but none of from matter; hence it is that the all-wile, they are weak, they recur without any recent transactions.

good, powerful, and immaterial Author of remembrance of their source.

On dissecting a man who had lost his the universe has been represented by superSometimes ideas obtrude themselves memory, the brain was found to be dry, ftition under a corporeal form; and from spontaneously, repeatedly, and painfully, hard, and even friable; and that part of it

hard, and even friable; and that part of it this defect of the mind image-worship took upon the mind; nor can it dismiss them at from whence the nerves proceeded, was its rise. will. This is one great source of human dry and shrunk. misery; and as reason has very little power Some very old persons are not only del- ASSOCIATION is that faculty by which to counteract those painful impressions, the titute of memory, but of desire or appetite, ideas are connected which have no intiattention ought to be diverted by other even for food. The great Duke of Marl- mate relation : thus, when I think of a perftrong and more agreeable impressions : borough, and the celebrated Dean Swift, are son, his place of abode, family, friends, &c. hence the benefit of change of place, amuse- said to have been mere strulbugs some time are apt to recur to my memory. ments, and sometimes interesting occupa- before they died.-Such is the lot of exalted tions of the mind, to those who are de- talents and superior genius!

IMAGINATION is so far different from presled by grief, or labour under such cor- Ideas seem to thrust out each other when memory, that the latter only recalls the poreal maladies as excite painful sensations the memory is, as it were, overloaded; as signs, whereas imagination recalls the senin the mind; and much relief has been ob- happens to men who read on a variety of sations themselves; and the impressions on tained by opposing a passion of a contrary subjects in quick succession.

the mind are consequently much more vinature to that which predominates.

vid and strong. An early habit of arrangement improves been remarked, that many impressions are

SUCCESSION OF IDEAS. It has already These faculties of the mind, therefore, the memory. The late celebrated Baron

are distinct. Some men have strong mea Haller, who was a prodigy of

learning; the memory: it is by the succession of ideas the imagination is strong, but the memory so Night as scarcely to leave any traces on

mories, but weak imaginations; in others , youth to commit what he read to paper,

that we estimate time and duration; hence weak; and they are not often united in the by classes, orders, &c.

it is that time seems to move rapidly or Some of the human race have been found Nowly according to the nature of our pre- learned, but imagination makes the poet.

fame person. Memory may make a man sent ideas. destitute of memory. Thus Madame Le

Imagination may represent sensations so Blanc, the wild girl found in France, and

The immortal Shakespeare, who, though strongly, as that they cannot be diftina Polish boy caughe in the woods, after no fpeculative metaphytician, had nevertheless a most intimate, and, as it were, in

guished from the first and immediate imthey were taught to speak, could give no account of their former life; becaule, hav- tuitive knowledge of the human mind, has pressions ; thus, after hearing the found of

a bell for some time, the found seems still ing been deftitute of the use of speech, the admirably reprefented those circumstarces

to remain upon the ear after it has ceased. mind could not be impressed with any no. which inÁuence the fucceffion of our ideas : *

If the traces of a sensation are very strong, tions that could aslift the memory; the ar- * As You Like it,

they are often equal to a new and present

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fenfation: hence visions, often suggested by For the COUNTY MAGAZINE.

Or view the cast on some rude shore, fuperftitious fears, or enthusiastic presump

Their decent limbs conceal'd no more tion; hence the strong impressions made

ON THE LOSS OF THE

From the too vulgar eye. by dreams, delirium in fever, and the false

HALSEWELL EAST-INDIAMAN, Behold each rocky cave and creek, ideas of melancholy and mad persons, and which no reasoning can persuade them that Near St. Albans, in the Ife of Purbeck, Where mangled limbs and shatter'd wreck

In blended ruin Neep : they are not real.

January 6, 1786.

With here a leg, and there a head,
(To be continued.)

And other pieces of the dead,
THAT dreadful scenes on Albion's rocks!

Torn by the foaming deep.
The very thought all nature Mocks :
How painful to relate !

Beneath the cliff's stupendous height,
For the COUNTY MAGAZINE.
Oh, Halsewell! and thy wretched crew!

Where terror strikes the fick’ning fight,
Methinks I have them still in view,

A few of them survive;
LIST of TRADERS throughout

In their distracted state.

Cramm'd in some op’ning of the cliff,

With batter'd limbs, benumb'd and ftiff,
ENGLAND and Wales, under the Each breast receives the dire alarm,

And scarcely half alive.
Survey of the OFFICERS OF Excise; Nor hopes to brave the threat’ning storm,
taken in the last Year.

Nor knows which way to choose.

To these the friendly cords let down,
Toss’d on the rocks, some few make shift

O'er rocks, (where death and horror frown)
1021 Common Brewers
To reach the dread, tho' friendly clift,

To give them cheering hope : 31960 Victuallers

To tell the dismal news.

Now see them swing aloft in air,
8 Distillers
no Rectifiers
What shocking scenes are still behind,

Full of fad fear and dire despair,

And reach the mountain top.
2127 Mcad, Cyder, Vinegar, and Whilst warring waves and ratling wind
Sweet-makers
Echo each shrick and cry:

Corfe Cafle,

GEORGE SMITH, 14152 Maltfters Some who had gain'd the rocky steep,

Feb. 7, 1787. 2593 Chandlers

Again are walh'd into the deep, 1130 Soapers

'Midst rolling seas to die. 378 Paper-makers

Alarming found! the vessel rending,
176 Callico-printers.

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Shrieks and cries to heaven ascending,
45 Starch-makers.
Loud calls from ev'ry breath :

A New ENIGM A.
1807 Tanners

Some few are found in humble pray'r, 2776 Tawers Others in sad confusion swear,

"HOUGH some perhaps will me despise, 389 Oil-dressers

And blaspheme God in death. 60 Parchment-makers

An infant, in its mother's arms, 2 Chocolate

(Yet, ne'ertheless, think themselves wise.) Smiles innocence at her alarms,

Sometimcs, 'tis true, I am a toy, 59 Glass-makers

Nor danger can conceive :

Contiiv'd to please some active boy ; 2315 Brandy dealers The mother prays most fervently,

But I amuse each Jack o'dandy, 29281 Coffee and Tea-dealers “ O God, receive my babe and me,"

E'en great men sometimes have me handy, 16649 Beer Retailers

Then links in wat'ry grave.

As witness Mr. Toby Shandy:
182 Excise
Now the Captain's half diftra&ed,

Yet seldom / gain many thanks,
Compounders
View the tender part he acted,

Though I serve people of all ranks :-
Amid'it such dire alarms :

Lady-painters, lordling fidlers,
See his daughters cling about him,

And (though I say it) sometimes riddlers,
(For he would not live without them)

Who, when on me they're got astride,
Folded in their father's arms.

Think that on Pegasus they ride :

But thus to boalt avails me not,
Hark! piercing groans and dying shrieks-

“ For O, for 0, I am forgot."
The sides give way, the cabin breaks,
To the Editor of the County MAGAZINE. And in the white waves pour :

Whiteparih,

OBSERVATOR,
Rushing thro' ev'ry op'ning chink:

Feb. 22, 1787
SIR,

And now the friendly clusters sink,

O’erwhelm’d to rise no more. following lines might with propriety Unhappy fair ! how hard your fate!

For the COUNTY MAGAZINE, be termed an Epigram: be that as it may, How flush'd with joy! your hopes how great! they are at your service, and your giving Of pleasures ever new :

EXTRACT FROM
them a place in the next County Maga- Thinking to shine in eastern pride,
zine, will oblige
And each to be an Indian bride,

Count W offendoff's PHYSICA CURIOSA.
With India's wealth in view,
A confiant Reader.

N the course of my experiments last
But, oh! instead of downy beds,

summer, when at the house of my amiWHILE Celia's charms were securd with a pin, Soft lilks, and more than luxury needs,

able and ingenious friend Baron DenderNo hand rudely ventur'J to rifle within ;

To make each fair one blest : But when the adopted the gold key, in fashion,

hacht, I light by accident upon the followOh! see them sinking in the deep,

ing curious and easy method of producing (It seem'd such a palpable kind invitation) Or cast on shore in death to seep,

an exact volcano in miniature. To two I few to her brealt - what could tempt a man more, All pale in sea-weed drest!

ounces of flower of sulphur, add three Than to see the key hang on outside of the door ? See beauty, innocence, and youth,

drachms of pounded quick-lime; these beWbireparisis, A Bosom FRIEND. With virtue, modesty, and cruth,

ing diluted in a pint of spring water, and a Feb. 20, 1787.

To filhes doom'd a prey :

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Now fire till they have boiled about fix | To the Editor of the County MAGAZINE. So here goes, my dear Lord (blows in one candle]

There--you see I can do it;" times. Great care is necessary left it boil SIR,

' And so can I too, Charles [blows in the other] over. If any surf appear at the top, skim

Sic lux et lux fuiti' it off with a silver spoon; any other metal

in

Derry down, &c. fect; then throw in three grains of com- fect; and I dare say you will agree with Now thining like twin-stars, called Pollux and

me, that however drunk he may be when Castor, the whole cool in the open air : scoop out a he sings it, he was only merry when he They thought, cheek by jole, they could brave all hole an inch deep in a pumpkin or melon, composed it.

disaster, which fill with the above mixture, and close

When an Ealt-India blast, which their skill could the hole, leaving a small orifice for the in

INTRODUCTORY STANZA.

not weather, sertion of some touch-paper: light one end of the touch-paper, and remove immedi- IF you'll not think the subject too hackney'd and Like two farthing rush-lights, puffd out (blows

out both candles] both together. ately to the distance of ten yards : fioke ftale,

Derry down, &c. will firft issue out, then a blue flame, about But patiently let me go through with my tale, three feet; lastly, a body of lava will rush At the joke I'm persuaded no party will spurn, Now extinguilla'd they lie, like make-weights on down the sides of the melon, accompanied But Pittites and Foxites will laugh in their turn.

a till, with a tremendous explosion; before which,

Derry down, down, down derry down.

In hopes they'll once more the fate-candlesticks and from the beginning, a pretty loud rum

fill; bling will be heard. This experiment has

SON G.

And there's no doubt, if politics take a new turn, never failed, but should only be conducted as the fun rules by day, and the moon rules by But one royal puff may blow both in again. by a very careful person, or one somewhat night,

Derry down, &c. acquainted with natural philosophy. From whence come diurnal, and nocturnal light, So if one in the way of the other but trips,

'Tis thus the state candles are in and out blown, He that plays least in light is pronounc'd in eclipse. And they'd puff out a' brother's to keep in their For the COUNTY MAGAZINE.

Derry down, &c.

Yet some had much better be darken'd outright, ELECTRICAL MACHINES, But our rulers of state are of quite different kind,

Than have all which they've done in the dark As they shine or wax dim not by motion but wind,

brought to light.
Made with Taffeta instead of GLASS. Mere candles in fact, which I'll prove beyond
doubt,

Derry down, &c.
A NEW DISCOVERY.
For a puff blows them in, or a puff blows them out.

Tho' 'tis whisper'd that some folks have blown GENTLEMAN, surprised at the beau

Derry down, &c.

out each spark, ty and brilliancy of the electrical

Because leciet influence does beft in the dark; pencils and corruscations which he had pro- Two rivals, who long like two link-boys, in spite. So they've puff d out the candles, and muzzled the duced by rubbing, in the dark, with a cat's Had puffd and blown hard, to quench each other's

Bears, skin, two large taffeta curtains, conceived

light;

The better to grope their way up the back stairs. the idea of employing filk in his electrical As they'd fain be thought stars, why like Atars to

Derry down, &c. machine. M. Rouland, professor of ex- a tittle, perimental philosophy in the university of We'll pronounce one the Great Bear, the other the Now if any that way into favour have stole, Paris, caught the idea, and in a large ma

Little.

And have blown out the candles to finger the cole, chine has employed taffeta instead of the

Derry down, &c.

'Tis fear'd by the Reps they inay take in their turn, two plates of glass that are used in the ma

We shan't have a coal or a candle to burn. chine of M. Van Marum.

The con-
The Great Bear had long like a huge comet blaz'd,

Derry down, &c.
struction of this machine, in which there and with such a long train that all eyes were
is no glass, and which is much less ex- amaz'd!

The Performer then rises fober from his pensive, and less liable to accidents, than But while puff*d up with pride he defy'd every rub; chair, and thus addresses the audience: that of the Dutch philosopher, has been ex

At last was puff d out (blows out a candle) by the amined by commissioners appointed for

breath of the cub.

As for me, I'm a taper that's just brought to light, that purpose by the Royal Academy of

Derry down, &c.

Though no taper in size-but fat candles burn Sciences and their report is, that the

bright,

And if kept up by you, to the last inch I'll blaze, machine of M. Rouland is ingeniously Urfa Miner thus made, Ursa Major gave way, constructed, and exempt from the acci- ) When a sudden eclipse turn'd the tables once more,

And a new contellation at Court took the fway ; Then stuck on a fave all expire in your praise. dents to which others are exposed—that And the Cub was puff d out [blows out the other]

Derry down, &c. opens a new field for electrical experi

as the Bear was before. ments, and is adapted to produce the. greatest effects. This report, given into

Derry down, &c.

A ÚR E A M. the Academy by Count de Milly, Meff. Both parties now finding contention in vain, Leroi, Brisson, and de la Place, is every Quoth the Great Bear, let int'reft make one of us

Dreamt, that buried in my fellow clay,

I a way worthy of the confidence of the public.

twain,

And as so mean an object mock'd my pride, Coalition at once our promotion secures,

Thus like a corpse of consequence I cry'd : IMPROMPTU on CLORA'S SINGING. So if you'll blow in my candle I'll blow in

“ Scoundrel be gone, and henceforth touch me not, yours.

More manners learn, and at a distance rot." HO's that—that sets my heart a bobbing?

Derry down, &c.

" Vain mortal !" with a hanghtier tone cry'd he, With note more sweet than Red-breast Robbin! A match (quoth the Cub) and I'll hold it no

" Proud lum'p of earth, I fcorn thy words and ihee,

Here all are equal, now thy case is mine, If Clara!-- ah, how inighty cruel,

fin, To feed love's flaine with vocal fuel ! As we both are puff d out-o puffeach other in,

This is my rotting place; and that is thine,"

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our relative duties in particular; to make one of them be qualified for fo arduous

us sober, meek, and lowly; in short, to talk. SUNG BY MR3. MARTYR, IN THE bring us as near to perfection as the lapsed At the age of eight years it is proper to

condition of hunian nature will allow. It begin teaching boys to read; but I am very GIRL I N S T Y L E. is needless to add, that by education, I mean certain, that before this they may be in

the education of Christians. How differ- pofiefion, if they have been properly atTo the poolt teve advance, at the signal to fart, Thrice I Aourish my whip over Slimmerkin's the name, which the generality of manent from this is the education, if it deserves tended to, of more real and useful learning

than boys usually have when their education kind have received! how different the mode is thought to be completed. Infant minds When springing amain by a resolute dart, He gains a whole length of the proudeft of peers.

commonly persued, from this comprehen- are greedy of knowledge, and will imbibe

five idea! Those who, by application to it, if it be imparted in a pleasant, easy, good That advantage to keep, as I lift him along, ftudy under able tutors, have acquired some natured manner, as the thirsty ground im

Behind me full many a glance do I throw- learning, whether of the most useful kind bibes refreshing showers. By way of conI foon find I've the foot, but old Nabab is stronę, or not, are thought to have received a traít, we will fuppofe a boy educated (And the poor little peer carry'd weight, as you good education. No enquiries are made, cording to my idea of the moft perfect know.)

whether they have acquired virtuous ha- mode, at the age of fifteen, with a man I try'd then to cut the third poft pretty close,

bits, whether they have been taught to fub- who has finished his academic education. At the same time the length I had gain d to pre- been taken to polish their manners, and to the best nor the worst scholar in the uni

due their passions, nor whether care has | The academic, we will not suppose him serve; I gave Slim the whip, but he kick'd at the dose, set before them, in every thing which is versiy, has acquired. the Greek and LaAnd (a vile little devil) attempted to swerve.

amiable, generous, and humane, the most tin languages in a tolerable degree of per

perfect exampies. To acquire learning is fection; he poflefles a (mattering of logic I chang'd, and a left-handed cut brought him too; one branch only of education; and, I will and has a knack at disputing; he knows But the peer, between me and the post, made a add, not of the first consequence. We the figures of rhetoric by name,

has

gone puth,

have many learned men, who yet have had through a few problems in Euclid, and And lay neck and neck with me all I cou'd do, 1 very bad education. To be entirely free perhaps has read a little poetry.- Such a Not seeming to value my efforts a rush.

from prejudice is a certain indication that man is far from being considered a despiI led him, however, again to the Nough,

a person has been well educated: but many cable scholar at our universities. The adWhere he sunk to the fetlock at every Atroke:

of our learned bookworins can scarcely vantages in favour of my pupil of fifteen The peer had the bone- he press' hard at me now, discover truth through the mist of preju- are so great and evident, that it is just ne

dices. And seem'd to enjoy much the best of the joke.

ceffary to mention the store of knowledge

What I am going to assert may appear which he poslesses to gain profelytes to But I crossd at the next post, and ftretching my

a paradox-it is truth; viz. That it is the mode which I recommend. He will band,

not only possible, but extremely easy, to be, at that age-(but it must be under(As I hope to be sav'd, without malice or heat,) give a person a good education, without food that the mode which appears to me I put all his trials of skill to the stand,

even teaching him to read, or to know the the best has been adopted from his infancy) For I threw the unfortunate peer from his feat.

letters of the alphabet. And if a parent - he will be a good clasical scholar ;-he He recover'd his saddle by seizing the mane, be very capable, and will take upon him will read and speak, with Auency and

But Slim darted forward as swift as the wind; self the education of his own children, (or ease, the French and Italian languages; Nor heard I of Nabob or Lilly again,

if a tutor have but few pupils, he may un- - he will have the outlines of universal ''Till I turn'd and beheld them come panting dertake the fame task on the same prin- history imprinted on his memory, with behind,

ciples) he will adopt this method, and begin that of England he will be quite fami

by teaching them viva voce, in converfa- liar ; geography, and the ufe of the globes, My pleasure alone that sensation defines,

tion, by clear and familiar explanations, he will perfectly understand ;-to astroWhich the Laplander courts from the breeze of remarks and informations, everything, and nomy he will not be a stranger:- the laws

the South, When I saw the peer diftanc'd, and dal'd up the in our bell schools.-Living words, like and, in some branches of experimental

a great deal more, which is usually taught of nature he will be acquainted with ;lines, With my horse bard in hand, and my whip in my and durable impressions; he will not, there arithmetic and writing, and, above all,

living examples, make the most forcible philosophy, he will be well versed ;mouth.

fore, be very solicitous about teaching his speaking his own vernacular tongue with children to read, (which may be foon and elegance, propriety, and case, reading it easily acquired) till he has stored their with an exact justness of prononciation,

minds with a varicty of useful and elegant with true emphasis, and graceful variety For the COUNTY MAGAZINE.

knowledge; always endeavouring to adapt--these will have been gradual and almolt the information which he means to impart imperceptible acquirements. The whole

to the age and abilities of his pupils : for store of learning, abundant as it may seem, LETTERS ON EDUCATION. knowledge to the mind is the same as food which he will then pofless, will have 12.

to the body.-A good physician will pre-ther flowed spontaneously into his mind, By the Rev. PHILIP LE BROCQ, M. A. fcribe the food molt proper, in tender years, than been acquired by reluctant applica

to preserve health, and strengthen the con- tion, and forced labour; and, which is LETTER J.

ftitution ; -and a good tutor will select that infinitely preferable to all this, he will be

kind of knowledge which is the most plea- habitually good, generous, and sober ;-to"HE end of education is to make us sant, and tends to invigorate the mental tally free from prejudice; - in love with,

wise, virtuous, and happy; to im- faculties. But, alas! this is too much and cager in the perfuit of, truth;-. prove the mental faculties, to moderate our trouble ! So it is; if a few men, met by brought up in the constant practice of paffions, to implant a love of our maker, chance, or brought together by intereit, genuine politeness ;-and, in short, an hoand a dread of offending him; to teach us will undertake the education of a hundred nour to human nature.

-Lift up your our duty towards mankind in general, and boys! And it is at last ten to one if any hands and eyes to heaven, ye inhabitants

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