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out the most sensible emotions, sorrows IN MARGARETAM EPITAPHIUM.
But such as that wise merchant wisely sought,
Who the bright gem with all his substance
bought. tions among other things that she was
Such to Jerusalem alone translates used to have a packthread tied to her Our God, t'adorn the entrance of her gates. wrist in bed, passing through the key The Spouse with such embroidery does come, hole, with an order that it should be To meet her nuptials-the celestial Groom. pulled at an early hour in the morn So ends this simple interesting ing, lest she should oversleep herself:
story so departed from earth this at meals she seldom eat of more than
sweet saint, carrying with her into two dishes, seldom would have any the purity of Heaven her white robe, sauces, and commonly chose the driest
as little soiled with the stains of morand leanest morsells. In short, she tality as is consistent with the frailty employed herself in cutting out and of the nature of which she partook. niaking waistcoats, and coats, and other Raphael never painted a cartoon more coverings for poor people ; she would full of divine love and meekness of read to her maid while dressing ; what spirit than hers; and we are sure this she won at cards she reserved for the work of Evelyn's will be read with depoor. She never stirred abroad without light and improvement by many who some good book about her-yet she
never even heard, or have heard with was a very harmless and diverting a wish of knowing his other numerous creature, with much drollery about works. We do not know who wrote her. Evelyn once_heard her pro- the notes; but, whoever he is, we nounce a sermon in French which she advise him in the next edition to find had heard preached by a friar in Paris,
a phrase somewhat better, when speak. upon the profession of a nun, at which ing of Lord Lansdowne, than “ that she was present, that really surprised he is well known from his poetical him. “Those who have observed the talents.” P. 251. fantastical motions of these zealots in the pulpit, would have seen in this lady's Lectures by John Foster, delivered at preachment, in voice, tone, and action, Broadmead Chapel, Bristol. 2nd the prettiest and most innocent mimick Series. in the world." Charitable she was, THESE lectures are published by even beyond any proportion to her the editor from the original manurevenue; yet when Evelyn called it scripts, left unfinished by the author, profusion," she would smile and bid the last lecture alone, on “ Access to him take care." The following is an God," having had the advantage of entry from her diary.-" June 2d. I being revised for the press by Mr. will never play this half year but at 3 Foster himself, for the use of the Repenny ombre, and then with one at ligious Tract Society. These lectures halves. I will not
I do not vow, but partake throughout, though under the I will not do it. What, lose money at great disadvantage of wanting the aucards, yet not give to the poor! Tis thor's own revision, of the general robbing God, mispending time, and merits of Mr. Foster's compositions,misapplying my talent. It were great clear, logical, and well-connected reasin ! Three pounds would have kept soning ; familiar and apt illustration ; three people from starving a month. plain, forcible statement of fact and Well! I will not play." Here is a doctrine ; earnestness in exhortation, blessed creature!
and language pure, precise, and approShe was buried on the 16th Septem- priate to the subject. Though in ber, 1678, in the church of Breague, splendour of composition and elegance in the parish of Godolphin, in Corn of illustration they may not be equal wall, of which that family have been to some of his former works, yet they lords, and of illustrious name both show that they are modelled from the before and since the Conquest. On same mould, and partake of the same the copper plate on her coffin the fol excellencies. We wish to refer our lowing epitaph was engraved : readers particularly to Discourse XIX.,
“ The Consideration of Death,"in which provocation or temptation ; injurious aca very curious phenomenon in the con- tions of a minor degree : but here is a stitution of our nature is clearly shown great flagrant idolator in their commuand ably discussed. We beg also to nion, who might just as well go on his point out Lecture xxvi., “Sin Mani
knees and literally worship his gold and fested by the Law," a discourse so im.
silver, if put in the form of an image.
His objection to have it in that form would portant in its subject, and so con
be, that it would pay no interest; yet he vincing in its argument, as to demand
would affect to admire Shadrach, Methe highest praise. But in this way
schech, and Abednego; and it would be we could only continue to read and thought a fanatical excess to rise up and praise, and therefore we must mention assert that he is no fit member," &c. some particular subject, which appears to have attracted in a peculiar manner
In the excellent discourse that folthe attention of the preacher, and on
lows this, the xxviiith, the same subwhich his knowledge of human nature,
ject is again treated with the same as well no doubt as striking examples
admirable force of language and sevebefore him, made him enlarge with
rity of indignation; as ex. gr. just and forcible eloquence, we mean “But there is at the very same time on the great, prevailing, and dominant among us, and concurring in this very spirit of covetousness. Read what is proceeding, a man of good property, persaid in the Lecture XXVII., on “Rob. haps, who is evidently and unquestionably bery of God," p. 352, from which we actuated by an intense love of money. will take a sentence or two, with the He is known by his neighbours to be both hope that they may effect, though parsimonious and avaricious : and of his transferred to our weaker pages, the
parsimony at least, we, as a religious sopurpose for which they were intended,
ciety, have too sensible a proof; but he of opening the infatuated eyes of this
professes himself a disciple of Christ,
has given a very rational and apparently miserable and deluded class of men.
sincere account of how he was brought to He is speaking of the duty of promoting be such. In his religious opinions he is God's cuuse in the world :
true to the Evangelical standard; be is “We hardly need specify a quite opu.
punctual and serious in all our religious lent man continually augments his wealth ;
services, public and private ; quite regular, but, though a professed Christian, re
decorous, and correct in the tenor of his garding the slenderest outgoings in the
conduct ; no scandals, no frivolities, nor cause of God as enough. One has come
transgressions of the bare rules of legal in the way of knowing here and there
justice in his dealings; but then there is divers such individuals, members of Chris
this one habitual pervading vice of covettian churches, punctual in attendance on
ousness. Does not this constitute a much ordinances, very regular in their conduct,
greater amount of what is contrary to free from the ordinary and external vices;
Christianity than many an act of misconbut, wbile perfectly well known to be
duct for wbich we would exclude a person vastly rich, not less notorious for nig
from our communion ? But we do not gardly parsimony in their contributions to
unge know how to take formal cognizance of it, the cause of God; plainly, robbers of
or to share the charge against him. And
so. between this difficulty and the judgGod."
ment of charity, we are constrained to Now, regarding the conduct of such
keep silence, and to treat him as an men as these, let us listen with atten
humble member of our Christian society. tion and respect to the solemn words
Cases, more or less answering to this de. of the preacher :
scription, are far enough from being un.
common in the experience of churches and "Now I cannot pretend to know much
ministers; but, whatever difficulty they of the right formation and discipline of may involve, let not at any rate the churches ; but it does al rays appear to
teachers of religion be deterred, in their that there must be something very un public ministrations, from dealing against sound in the constitution of a church that
this vice most explicitly, and not unfre. retains such a member. They lie the quently. Let them not be afraid to read churehes) are expected to exercise disci
for their text, • Covetousness, which is pline in various things very censurable,
idolatry ;' or this good text of ours, . The but not of the worst kind; great imprut
love of money is the root of all evil.'”' dences; temporary lapses vnder sudden The preacher refers a third time to
church where they were delivered.
A few of the sermons were sent to press "A man cannot effectually and really
a short time before the death of the serve God and Mammon, but some men do earnestly try to continue these two
author, though they were not written services. The particular import of that
for publication : å memoir of Dr. word mammon suggests one of these in. D'Oyly is also prefixed, written by consistent combinations. There are men his son ; but this we need not dwell intent on wealth, covetous men, who yet upon, as our obituary contained a endeavour to keep on some terms with brief but accurate memoir soon after God and religion. It is true that when his death (in our number for March this passion is thoroughly established it is 1846). Mr. D'Oyly's first publication perbaps the most victorious of all against was a letter to Mr. Percival on his bill any competition of religion ; still there
with reference to the emoluments of are persons who wish to keep these two
His object was in some kind of junction. Their love of stipendiary curates. money predominates; but it would seem
to extend its obligations to lay as as if they would consecrate this vice by well as clerical rectories, an excellent some sort of adherence to the service of suggestion; but the minister gave God. They cannot be willing to perish
reasons for not interfering with lay for their sin, therefore they are punctual rectors; and in truth, what was sound attendants on religious ordinances. They and good in reason and truth, might in profess, and fancy they feel, a concern for law be not considered otherwise than the cause of God; are admirers of gospel infringement on the rights of property, doctrines ; can talk the whole range of and to alter a law according to the evangelical language ; and exhibit much alteration in the value of money, if decency and regularity of conduct. And where then in all this is the disturbance attempted in one instance, would and clashing of the double-mindedness? necessarily extend to many others, You will soon see ; that comes when the
and be found impossible to carry into cause of God, the aid of religion, the effect. claim of charity, demands or solicits some
In November 1811 he was elected surrender of the beloved substance; then Christian Advocate of the University, begin the internal conflict, the opposite an office which he held for the usual pleadings, the painful balancing, the dis- period of five years. In this capacity tress at the thought of parting; then he attacked the “ Edipus Judaicus begin the excuses of conscience, and the of Sir W. Drummond, (a very able anger at conscience itself if it will not
and learned, though not judicious admit them; then begin the evasions, writer) in two publications, the one the casting all things on the all-suf
called “Letters to Sir W. Drummond," ering of Providence, and all the contrivances of a disturbed mind to soothe
the other “ Remarks on the Edipus itself," &c.
Judaicus." These are reviewed and
praised in the Quarterly Review for Such is the direct, forcible, and im- July 1813. He also became a regular pressive manner in which the preacher writer in the Quarterly Review; of drives his arguments home into the his articles, two are more eminently hearts of his hearers: if they can re- pointed out--that en
* Bellamy's sist this influence, we know nothing Translation of the Bible," and on Mr. that human power can do to awaken, Lawrence's Lectures. to alarm, and to reform; it must be His next work was the one he exleft in other hands. In the meanwhile ecuted jointly with Dr. Mant, the we bear most willing testimony to
edition of the Bible. The sermons the general merit of this volume, in the present volume are such as we and we avow
our highest respect might expect from a writer of Dr. for the character and talents of the D'Oyly's reputation : without any author.
pretensions to great scholastic or scriptural learning, or subtle trains
the judg. raibed to
54 Review.-Phillipps's Letter to the Landholders of Hereford. [July, of reasoning, or eloquent declamation, to its original perfection shew what they are to be commended for their has been effected, is well done. Exclear and lucid exposition of doctrine, tensive as these works may at first for their forcible and appropriate il- sight appear, they form but a small lustration, and for their earnest and portion of the restorations needed by affectionate address to the feelings of the cathedral. Not only is it neceshis auditors. They may be read with sary to repair the injuries effected by great pleasure and improvement; that time, but the mischievous and unsightly on the Athanasian Creed, (vol. ii. p. works of Wyatt require to be removed, 153,) if sincerely attended to, may and the ancient architecture which remove much scruple, and prejudice, preceded these additions faithfully reand mistake in the minds of those not stored, before the restorations can be deeply versed in theological know- said to be complete. Years must elapse ledge; but they are chietly to be re- before this can be accomplished, and commended for their practical cha- it never will be done unless a warmer racter, and might be advantageously spirit than now exists is awakened used as domestic sermons, or adapted in favour of the preservation of this by young clergymen for their own venerated cathedral among the wealthy use, under those modifications which of the land. The exertions of the are required by the peculiar wants Dean of Hereford, Dr. Merewether, and character of each particular place to arouse, in the words of Mr. Philand congregation of people.
lipps, “the tepid enthusiasm" of the
county, have not been crowned with A Letter to the Landholders of the the success which ought to have at
Diocese of Hereford, on the prospect tended them : they should have been of a further appeal for the restora. met with somewhat of a better offertion of the Cathedral Church. By ing than 14,0001. when 20,0001. was Robert Biddulph Phillipps, of Long- required. Mr. Phillipps refers to a worth, Esg.
memorable instance occurring but the AN energetic appeal in favour of other day, and in another realm, the completion of the restorations where, amid the tumult of a distracted still required by the cathedral of Here country, and governing only a plunford. The grand works which have dered church, the exemplary Bishop of been already accomplished comprise Cadiz finished his cathedral, though surthe entire reconstruction of the piers rounded with privations and troubles. of the great tower and the restoration When the proposed appeal shall be of the Lady Chapel : the first had made, we firmly believe that no diocese suffered from the injudicious additions in England will be behind any other of an architect, much vaunted in his country, and when it is shewn that its day; the second, from the effects of cathedral demands aid, it will cheerlong-continued neglect. The writer of fully and readily furnish the means the present letter, with a warmth of required, the more so when it is seen enthusiasm honourable to his feelings, that so much has already been done calls attention to these new works, to for so comparatively small a sum of awaken into life a feeling of regard money. There may be much truth in for the cathedral of the diocese, which the remark, that in such works as this, unhappily seems to be regarded with where no hope of profit is held out, apathy by those whose wealth and subscriptions come in but slowly, the influence ought to have been cheerfully author justly observing, “ subscribing bestowed and exerted in support of so to a railway is one thing, and to a caimportant a structure.
thedral another. When subscribing to The successful accomplishment of a railway, men hope to obtain soine so great a feat of art as the sustaining of interest for their capital ; but what will the central tower upon a frame of time they be the better for subscribing to ber work whilst its piers were removed the restoration of a cathedral ?" and new masonry introduced, reflects We trust, however, that a better the highest credit on Mr. Cottingham, feeling will be awakened, and that and is justly styled “a triumph of when the author next writes he may mechanical skill," in addition to which have to record the names of many the restoration of the Lady Chapel more individuals equally deserving of
on shew what 1 done. Ex:
may at first
but a small ns needed by
is it neceses effected by und unsightly be removed
ithfully reons can be Just elapse ished, and a warmer awakened on of this
She wealthy as of the rewether, Vr. Phil.
"of the ed with are at. re been r offer
es to & but the
praise with those noble instances he in verse would have been an arduous has brought forward. The great and task, and the English taste is unfa-. disinterested examples of pious liber vourable
to prose translations of ality alluded to by the author, will not, poetry. Some additional notes are We trust, stand alone, and that we
stated to be given, but they do not shall in a few years witness the appear to be numerous, or else they accomplishment of Mr. Phillipps' are most undistinguished by any sigmost sanguine expectations-even the nature. Yet we cannot be mistaken restoration of the western front and in attributing to the translatress the tower, as well as the chapter house, remark at p. 422, that Southey has so needlessly destroyed in a Vandal very happily, imitated a fable of Age, ignorant and careless of the Yriarte's in English.* Perhaps too valuable treasures of antiquity which we may include the many literary reit had received from better times. ferences to subjects treated of in other
parts of the volume. The introduction contains a brief memoir of Bouterwek,
who died in 1828. There is a copious History of Spanish Literature. By F. index; and a portrait of Cervantes em
Bouterwek. Translated by Tho- bellishes the book.
read the following character from the THE best judgment we can pass on pen of Sismondi, in chap. 1, of his this volume is, to express our hope * Literature of the South of Europe." that it is the precursor of others, as “ There is much more practical inthe work of which the original forms a struction (than in the Literary History part embraces the literature of the of the Spanish Jesuit Andres) in the principal nations of Europe. In itself work of Professor Bouterwek of Gotit has a claim on public attention, tingen, who is employed upon the from being the storehouse whence History of Literature, properly so Sismondi drew the materials for the called, of Modern Europe As Spanish department of his “ Literature yet he has only compiled the literary of the South of Europe." There is history of Italy, Spain, Portugal, however no resemblance of style be- France, and England ; but he has tween the two writers, for Sismondi is executed his task with an extent of prolix, while Bouterwek is concise and erudition, and with a regard to the graphic
. In a bibliographical respect, instruction of his readers, which seem the German author affords consi- peculiar to the German critics. I am derably more information than his more indebted to this than to any Genevan follower. With regard to other critical work." Between two the translation, as we have not the op such competent writers it would be portunity of comparing it with the invidious to draw a minute distinction; original, we can pronounce nothing we shall therefore merely say, that on positively; although some of the pas- comparing some of the articles in both, sages strike from their construction,
we do not consider Bouterwek as suas being so happily rendered, that we perseded by Sismondi, although the readily extend the inference they sug. latter avowedly drew from him as his gest to the whole. Or if an exception principal source. If Sismondi has be necessary, to establish a rule, then furnished occasional additions, there we may question an expression in a is sometimes more to be learned from note at p. 32,—" whoever wishes to his predecessor. become acquainted with the controversies on the early literature of knight-errantry should resort to Nicolas Antonio. As resort is not, to our recollection, used in this sense,
It is the one entitled The Ass and the
Flute. The subject is tbis : An ass, who consult would have been better, unless
had found a flute lying in a meadow, acit is necessarily adopted to render the cidentally breathes into the lip-hole, original phrase as literally as possible. "and, hearing the tone of the instrument, The specimens of Spanish poetry are he persuades himself that Nature has qur. not translated; to have attempted this lified him for a musician," p. 421.
I be ocese ther t its Perans een one I of in