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42 ExtraEt from Langhorne's Consolations, &c. Jan. You have borne, with so much firmness, nels, instead of wisdom and consolation. k such a variety of afflictions, that one would is from fanaticism and sophistry, wbich think you pofleffed of some secret, which, their professors have had the impudence to in a peculiar manner, supports the soul upon call by the names of religion and philosophy." the most trying occafions-I know you too III. Tbe Grand Question, is Marriage fee well to suspect you of insensibility.
for Literary Men i vol. 12mo. 25. 6d. F. Indeed, you ought not : I love my Bladon. friends, and take a pleasure in their happi This is a translation from the Italian of ness. I agree with you, too, that it is a right Signior Cocchi, a celebrated physician of Florule to avail ourselves of the experience and rence; but we can neither recommend it for the conduct of others. It is, undoub:edly, delicacy or argument to the perusal of our the shortest and the easiest way to wisdom : readers—Signior Cocchi treats his subject in But yet one may possibly be milled by it. a loose, undetermined manner, and leaves The events of life, and the dispositions of the question almoft in the same fate of unmen, are so various, that the conduct of one certainty at the conclufion, as we find it in man may neither be practicable nor applicable the beginning of his performance. to another, in circumstances apparently IV. Zingis. A Tragedy as it is performed fimilar.
at ibe Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. By P. This requires explanation.
Alexander Dow, 8vo. Is. 6d. Becket. F. You will find it, if you look upon mis As we gave so particular a critique on this fortunes in general. Their size is not to piece in our Magazine for December, we be estimated from their quality, but from the shall only say in this place, that it is rather cemper and understanding of the person who better in the closer than on the Atage, though feffers them. Amyotor, you know, who is we are sure it never will be considered any lately dead, was equally the friend of Theron where as a capital production-Mr. Dow and of Aurelius. He was the patron of seems to value himself highly upon baving both, likewise ; and both were entirely de introduced a new species of manners to the pendent on his bounty. The lose they fuf- English theatre-but we must inform bim tained, therefore, was the same, but not so that Tartars have been long since familiar to the misfortune. Aurelius is a man of keen our drama, and in a play much superior to sensibility and care; Theron is remarkable his Zingię, the tragedy of Tamerlane. for an obftinate fortitude and negligence - I V. Cyrus. A Tragedy as it is performed at am sorry for Theron; but I grieve for Aure- the Tteatre Royal in Covent Garden. By lius-I pity him at my soul-He seems to John Hoole. 8vo. 10. 6d. Davies. have received a death-wou: d from the same This performance we have also spoken of blow that hardly Itaggered the other. The particulariy in our Bricish Theatre for De conduct of Theron cannot be recommended cember—and we cannot but think it infi. so him. His misíortune is not the same; nitely more pleafing in the representation and wis consolations must be different.
ihan the perusal. P. I see the truih of this: But are thire VI. Tim Fones. An Opera as it is per. not general consolations applicable to all formed at tbe Tbeatre Royal in Covent Garpersons under ami&tion; I mean all that den. By Joseph Reed. 8vo. Is. 60. have feasibility, luppofing sucha only to be Becket. capable of affliction?
This piece is fabricated, and very poorly, F. Undoubtedly: There are
from the celebrated novel of the same name, fources of comfort, to which all may have written by the late Mr. Henry Fieiding-Mr. recourse, and from which all must princi- Reed in some public al:ercations which he pally derive their satisfaction ; but the ge- has had with the critics, appears to entertain neral medicines of the mind, like those of a very respe&able opinion of his own perforthe body, will depend chiefly, for success, mance, and indeed we don't wonder that he on che skill with which chey are admini- fhould suppose the manufacture to be good, stered. Our consolations, in general, are to where the materials are universally allowed be found in religion and philosophy; yet to be excellent-but unhappily Mr. Reed, both may be perverted in the applicazion; instead of confioing himse:f to any one parti. and from those falutary springs may be drawn cularly interesting fituation in the life of his the most fatal poisons.
bero, endeavours to introduce his whole hisP. Is it possible, then? Can any thing tory, on the ftage, and fancies, because the deflructive proceed from what is divine public are acquainted with the various cirThe autbor of our religion has left it on re cumstances of the novel, that they will nasord, that a good tree must bring forth good turally put up with the minuteft incident, fruit: If the system he hath established be a however unaffecting, iedious, or unconnected good one, how Thould it be productive of Mr. Reed would have done well, had he evil?
confidered that many things may be very F. Excuse me: I ought to have made a agreeable in narrative, which are highly indiftinction. It is not from religion or philo- fipid in representation, and that it is frefophy that men derive folly and wrotchede quently the writers fortunate manner of rela.
43 sing them, that furnishes the principal part case it is administered without causing any ef the eatertainment.
sentible operation. But it is not surprizing that Mr. Reed, VII. Poems. 4to. 97 pages, Becket foald be miltaken in matters of fact - These poems confift of pieces on various • His preface tells us, that he has endea occasions together with some love elegies veured to purge Western's character of its and tranllations from Catullus and Tibullus coarseness and indelicacy, in conformity to --in the tender walk of elegy, the author is the refined taste of the present ag: ; let us not without calent, but when he attempts lee bow far be has succeeded when Jones humour he is rather unfortunate-for in. cenes in, juf as Sophia has declared to her stance in the following quotation from his father, an utter averfion to Biifil, and pro- epilogue to the Merry Wives of Windsor, mises to argue with the young lady-Wefern spoken by Falstaff uclaims
Zounds! what a fury has this Ford been in " Thank thee kindly, thou at a prince
As if poor harmless cuckoldom was fin! of a man;-but may I be banged, drawn, Why damn the beetle-beaded flapeard knave, and czartered, if I don't turn her out of doors,
The whoreson sure has ne'er a foul to save, soleis the bare bim-may I be gibetted if I Or thanks instead of blows, might have don't.”
[to beav'ni In a little cime after, Western having heard
To one who would have help'd the wretch Lhar Sophia's difinclination to Blifil chiefly
But as it is much more agreeable to dwell anses from a paffion which the entertains for
on an author's merit than his defects, we Jones, the cld gentleman is violently en
În all here give an elegy from this perforraged and thus addrelles the poor foundling
“Now I'll be revenged on the rascal- of mance, which we think will nut be disa wirbtby elibes if boz'rt a man, off with iby
plealing to our readers. chatbes i jas, ard I'll leck ibee, as tbou was'c
E L EGY V. weoer lickid in rby days-A damned beggarly tafiard-Let me come at the dog,"
PARTING. Writter. in 1765. But tbat the reader may see how tho. Loughly Mr. Rred, to use his own appella I Let hope and constancy the time beguile:
Go, my love ; and 'till we meet again tion, has purged the character of Western, it will be necessary to give a few farther fpe- Again to meet ! that prospect shall refrain cimens-Sophia, having eloped, and being
The tear that staris through my diffembled crertaken by her father in company with
smile. Jones, Weftern thus expresses himself, “llo Farewell! but there is finish'd all my boast. bo! Illo ho!-Now we've got the dog fox, I That tender accent falters on my tongue ; warrant madam is not far off-where's So And I must weep for that dear object loft, pay you rascal (seizing Jones,) Sirrab you've On which I gaz'd so fondly and so long. tole my daughter, and I'll have you barg'd
O stop! O turn! for I have much to say you fall fwing for it you deg; you Mall be
One word! one look ! I cannot leave thee tackd ; you shall dangle, 1 expect to be pria for high sheriff; and I'll see you executed." -Ah me, she takes a distant, diff'rent way; Was the coarseness however of Western's
And I unheard, unanswer'd vent my woe characer confined to his conversations with men, the matter would not be so culpable. From her soft voice no more I catch the but his brutality is exercised even on the Fomen-and his fifter is not only, “a frac No more her beauties grace my happy fide : size, crejt grained, contradictious, self-opi I call, I search in vain, no more is found piated, prefbyteriar, Oliverian bag,” but he My sweet companion, and my promis'd frequently withés her dead; and tells her it bride. is will he is not a man or be would ibroh Back to those happier scenes, remembrance, fly! ber jacket for talking court gibberith to him
Thy lenient aid my sorrows shall remove : Nay in the catastrophe, when it is con For thou from these dear' moments canft cluded that Jones hall have Sophia, Wes
supply fern makes an illiberal observation on his
Full many a proof propitious to my love. daughter's blushing—and Allworthy saying, ibat ibe is indeed a beautiful creature; the
Much tho' I lov'd, I found that love repaid;
And seem'd of all men happy o'er the rest ; 1970 delicate father, says to the poor girl's face, fo much the better for Tom, for egad Consenting Beauty heal'd the wound it made;
And Love enllav'd me but to make me be thall bave the towjling of her.
blett. If this is the manner in which Ms. Reed furga the coarseness and indelicacy of cha- My lips the story of my bosom told rallers, we can only with, to continue his Check'd by no scornsul, no unkind reply, benciful mode of expression, that his pbyfic Her fav’ring glances bade my tongue be bold, was a litde more powerful, as in the pielent And mutual paffion kindied in her eye.
Jan. The blush foft spreading o'er her downcast when they are obliged to find fault, 10 / face,
were they in the least a&tuated by the illib:The judden figh half riling, half suppre's'd, tal motiv: with which they are politely co nThat cny diftress which heightens every grace plimenied by Mulis Noble, they had my
In Glent eloquence ber love confess'd. occasions, in the publications of both, to ex. How 1weet to soatch her not unwilling hand, ercile a much greater degree of feveriíy, And ali delighted on her charms to gaze ;
To be candid-Mellis Noble have less reacon While mix'd with many a kiss we fondly
to be offended at the censure which the Re. plana'd
viewers have passed upon their novels, than The tender conduct of connubial days! cause to be gratetul for the lightness of that Each social virtue deeks her gentle mind;
censure, and instead of resenting the imagiAnd stedfast Honour waves his banners nary unkindness they have experienced, they
should think themselves very fortunate in be. there; So chase a temple, Love was proud to find;
ing cried at a tribunal of so much lenity.But,
fay Meffrs Noble, the Reviewers have hinted And Truth proclaims her parting vow lin
“ihat we keep a set of needy authors in pay to
furnith us with a supply of now novels fos While sweet remembrance thus relieves my publication."-If the Reviewers have binted heart,
such a circumstance, they spoke from the Ab why shou'd grief so fair a prospect four!
bent of their opinions.—The tops of these Yes, we shall mcer, and meet no more to part,
gentlemen are incetlantly teeming with pro. And Heav'n and Love fall bless th' ex.
ductions of this kind, though the Reviewers pected hour.
will not say new ones, because there is an infi. Then fare thee well! ard to thy conftant mind pid sameness in them all: and the Meff Noble
Suill be my memory dear, tho' I am gone ; are thus publiciy called upon to mention any Still be each thoughi, each tender will con one of their books, that has been favourably find
received by the world, of which the London Tome whose heart is full of thee alone :
Magazine has made a disreputable mention ; Fond Hope the while shall cheer my drooping these gentlemen, however, “ in juftification of soul,
themselves from fo injurious, and toalicious a In sweet impatience shall the time employ, charge,” positively declare, "that they do not, Shall chide che lazy moments as they roll, nor ever did keep any writers, or writer in And soothe my grief with thoughts of fuo pay for such purpose; but on the contrary ture joy.
affirm, that all the novels they have hither. VIII. Goliarb Slain: Being a Reply to the to published, “ have been sent to them from Reverend Dr. Nowell's Answer to Pieras Oxo
their authors without any fipulated pay, zienfis, &i. By rbe Au bor of Pietas Oxo- promise of reward, or previous agreement tenisis. 8vo, 28. 6d. Keith.
whatsoever, either by themselves, or by any This pamphlet, we are apprehensive, will perion for them.”-- Whether this is, or is give but lille satisfaction to the geoerality not, the case, matters very little-the morit of our seaders-the subject of contention is of their books, and not the condition upon none of the most entertaining, and therefore which they are obtained, is the only objeå we can only recommend the peruíal of it to of enquiry, though the Reviewers are rather the lovers of cafu fticaj civinity.
apprehensive, that many people may be aps IX. Tbe Reclaimed Libertine; co, tive Fifory to dispute the reality of their affertion on of tbe Hon. Charles Belmont, and Mis: Mel. this point; and that many more wil: be apo vil; in a series of Letters, 2 vol. 12m0. gs. to think even the paper and print of a few Noble,
copies a sufficient reward, Yor the labour of To the volumes which are now to pa's un. those whose rank, property, and fortune, as der examination, Meiss Francis and John Mellis Noble affure their readers, render Noble have thought proper to prefix a very them Superior to the receipt of a pecuniary angry advertisement againft the London Mac gratification.-- The Reviewers could by no gazine, for its fridures on some of their pub means intend to say, that an author who fold lications.
his works muft necessarily be without abili. To this the writers of ibe Impartial Revietu ties. -They know the Aate of letters in the London Magazine, think it necefiary to better than to make fo absurd, fo vnjuftifise answer, that they have no prejudice whatever ble an insinuation; and are well convinced, to the Metl. Noble, and are really sorry they
the most celebrated writers of the past, as could not, confiftent with their liile sepura well as of the present age, have very properly tion for judgment and veracity, give a more
thought themselves entitled to, and as pro favourable account of the proʻuctions, which perly accepted a price for their productions, thele genilemen suppose so injuriously treated But when such flimsey, such despicable comin their monthly animadverfions. - The positions as the novels of the Mellis Noble Reviewers are infinitely better pleated when were bourly obtruded on the public, the Rethey have an opportunity to commend, than viewers naturally set them down as the off.
1769. A JUDICIAL ARTICLE.
45 spring of dalness desperate with success, and fenfibility of his merit, and secretly pines for kumanely wished the respective, fabricatori a her adorable Belmont. Dote eligible way of earning a livelihood. The amiable libertine, half diaracted for
But to let the public see beyond contradic. her, tries every method to discover wbere tion, that the criticisms of the Reviewers, she is, and having at last succeeded, borrows on the novels of the Mellrs Noble were found Mrs. Murray's coach, on a pretence of going ed on the stricteft candour, it will be only ne.
to Salchill. and sends it in chat lady's name ceffary to take a cursory review of the Reclaimed to Mrs. Wentworth's for Miss Melvill, who Literise
, of which it may be reasonably sup- immediately sets off, but is conveyed to Em poled the publihers entertain a very extraor
Wood, a house of Belmont's; here Belmont ciaary opinion, because they have made it attempts to gain his point to no purpose, the particular vehicle of their complaint, and and Miss Melvill falling ill of a fever, he is seem to think that the merit it polleffes, will awakened into a sense of his licentiousness, fufficiently support the propriety of their offers to marry and is thoroughly reformed rekriment againit the London Magazine, our heroine, imitating Clariffa Harlowe, re
This work like the generality of our mo jects the man who can attempt her bonour, dern novels, is carried on in a series of let. and escapes from the house - But in a little ters, and the besoins, Miss Melville, like time after, Belmont hearing that the retides noff of the modern beroines, is an irrefi
with Mr. Brownsmith, i clergyman in ible compound of beauty and virtue. She is, Berkshire, follows her there, accompanied however, wholly without a fortune, and by bis brother, his fifer, and his aunt, who liges with Mrs. Murray, a widow lady of joining in support of his suit, Miss Melvill great fortune, who had a particular affection is prevailed upon to marry him, and puts a far her motber. Here the Hon. Charles finishing Atroke to the history. Belnost, Esq; falla desperately in love with Here gentle reader, in about a single fide her, and tries by every art to reduce her into of the London Magazine, you have every las paths of infany-Miss Melvill feels effential particular in the Libertine reclaimed, the tenderet affection for Belmont, but re- though the fory takes up near five hundred jeds kis illiberal addresses with indignation; pages as published by Melfts Noble, and yer notwithstanding the just cause of offence though there is not a circumstance in it, which Belmont has given her, the refuses that has not been five hundred times repeatthe addresses of a Sir Thomas Stanley on bis ed, in five bundred fimilar productions account, with whom Belmont in a fic of but if the tota) want of incident and novelty jealousy quarrels, and is wounded rather dan is so juftly exceptionable, the language is fill gerously.
more so, where the fenfible as well as bonour. Belmont recovering however, in a little able Charles Belmont, Esq; talks of linging time afterwards renews his scandalous over te deum for bis victory over Miss Melville's tures to Miss Melvill; in consequence of affections, as if an opportunity to ruin a dewbich the young lady begs her patronels will serving young woman was a proper occasion recommend her into some family, where the of thanksgiving to heaven; and where the may procure a subhRience by her services, and fame criterion of politeness talks repeatedly escape the folicitations of the importunate, of kicking the old wirch Mrs. Burnley (one of yet to agreeable Belmont.—Mrs. Murray his aunt Murray's friends) down ftairs --HowAccordingly places her with Mrs. Weniworth, ever, it is high time the public should now i widow lady in Buckinghamshire, where judge between the Reviewers and Messrs NoMr. Soubern, a young gentleman of genteel ble, who would not have engaged by any expe&ations, agreeable person, and unex. means so much attention from the London ceptionable character, foon entreats the Magazine, had they not made so wanton as blefing of her hand, Miss Meivil reuses weil as foolish an attack upon the impartiabis requeft, though the entertains the highest lity of that performance.
JUDICIAL ARTICLE. Fram ibe Trial of Lawrence Balfe, and Ed- magazines, we thought it would give our ward M'Quirk, for the Murder of George readers no little pleasure to have a more Clarke, at ibe late Election of a Representa- ample account from the regular proceedings, lite for tbe County of Middlesex, beld at as far as i hey have been published in the
Sessions Paper, especially as the present trial THE public curiosity being fo juftly ex seems to be taken down with great attention nothing but light unsatisfactory paragraphs of those who are defirous of being minutely relative to the determination of it, having acquainted with the whole particulars of yet appeared in any of the aews papers or this memorable buliness.
Account of the Trial of the Rioters., Jan. Lawrence Balfe, and Edward M'Quirk to acquaint Ms. Allen with. At this dir. were arraigned before the Lord Chief Baron courle the prisoner Balfe was present, but Parker, Mr. Justice Alton, Mr. Justice Mr. Jenes directed his questions chiefly to Gouid, and Mr. Recorder, for the murder M Quirk, who said he was afraid lach in question. The council for the prisoners work had been done that day, as would were Mr. Serjeant Davey, Mr. Serjeart Dur- make it necessary for him to go to Dover Jand, Nir. Vialker, Mr. Lucus, and Mr. in his way to Calais, the next morning. Murphy; and for the prosecution, Mr. Ser. Balfe declared to Mr. Jones that he was jeant Leigh, Mr. Impey, and Mr. Adair. hired by Broughton, and that he was to The jury were,
have a guinea for going down to Brentford Henry Atkins Robert Gouland whether it was for one day or two-he addThomas Lovett William Haitpenny ed, that though he was there he had not William Wilkinson Thomas Holgaie struck any body, and that it was such bad John Braithen eight Alexander Sheen work, he would not go down the next day, Nathaniel Morgan William Creeland even if he should be wanted - Mr. Allen Thomas Taylor Joseph Allen.
coming in after this, Mr. Jones left the The first evidence for the crown was Ro- prisoners with him, and weni to Appleby's bert Jones Esq; of Fanmouth castle in Gla- in Parliament-street, gave an information to morganshire, a gentleman of very confidera- Mr. Horne and others of the transaction, ble forinne, and in the committion of the who thought proper to secure Balfe and peace for his county-Mr. Jones deposed M Quirk, and had them committed to prithat being at the Middlesex election, which fon by Sir John Fielding the next morning. commenced between two and threeo'clock The next evidence for the crown was the majority of the rioters had labels in their Miles Burton Allen, Esq; who gave much hats with Prucior and Liberry written upon the same general account of the riot as Mr. them, and he particularly remembered to Jones had given, with the addition, how. have remarked the prisoners at the bar ever, of the following particulars - That in the mob, though he had never seen he was upon the hustings and saw M Quirk them before —M'Quirk was very active in attack this place with a party of the rioters, the fray, and struck several persons with a indiscriminately knocking down friend and bludgeon—but Mr. Jones did not observe foe--Mr. Allen upon this with an oath, that Bal'e made a blow at any body, though asked, what they did there ? and received sea he was armed with a bludgeon as well as his veral blows for his interrogatory-". But companion M'Quirk.
not thinking it my business to oppose a mob, The same night between ten and eleven I enquired, depored Mr. Alien, for Sir W. Mr Jones again saw the prisoners at the Beauchamp, he was my man ; there was Shakespear's head in Covent Garden, a gentleman stood near where Sir William
where he was waiting for Mr. Allen, a was; I went to Sir Wm. I will not pretend . gentleman of his acquaintance, who had to ascertain the particular words, that I
alio been at Brentford, and who being mis- might at that time have expressed to him, taken by M'Quirk for one of Sir William but it was to this purpose: Whether he Beauchamp Proctor's friends, had defired meant to be returned for the county of MidM(Quirk to call upon hin at the above ta- dlesex by a mob in that manner? 'Sir Wm. vern atten in the evening, to get as much in- declared upon his honour they were not his telligence as posible concerning the prin- mob - They had Proctor and Liberty in cipal encouragers of the riot - Mr. Jones their hats, I believe, at the same time-I had been told by Mr. Allen, for what pur went up to Mr. Shakespeare, and remonpose he had desired the interview with strated with him -I believe Mr. Shakespear M'Quirk, but the latter having some busi was of opinion with me, that it was a very ners at the House of Commons, left Mr. odd affair - I returned to Sir Wm. BeauJones to receive the prisoner, who was to champ, on seeing a regular mob drawn up enquire for Sir W. B. Proctor's friend--Mr. on the lower side of the hustings--I have Jones waited a considerable time, and at last seen meu very often drawn up, but I think Balie came, who after some little conversa- they were as regularly drawn up as ever I tion, went out for. M.Quirk and returned saw- They were headed by one man; they with him.
had clubs ready-Their mark was the tide On M Quirk's arrival, Mr. Jones told of the huftings—I desired to know whether him that Mr. Allen would soon join them, they were his mob or not-He declared and entered into a discourse relative to the to me, upon his honour, that they were riot, during which, M'Quirk being per. not-Upon that, while I was speaking to Swaded that he was talking to a friend of him, they came on and attacked the hus. Sir W. B. Proctor's, candidly acknow- tings in that part, and knocked down inJedged the part he had acted in that tran- discriminately friend or foc-There were laction ;-a confession into which he was a number of mobs, one attacked at one more naturally led, as Mr. Jones declared place and another at another–The prisoner he night fafely tell him, whasever he had M Quirk was in this mob that attacked the