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LBTTER I.

DFAR SIR,

tres, and in sudden Affrays and Duels, terity will do well to, emulate in its is indiscriminate, and without Founda- worth and apply in its usefulness. tion in Law: and that Impunity in such “Hoc opus, hoc studium parvi properem

emus Cases of voluatary Manslaughter is one et ampli, of the principal Causes of the Conti- “'Si Patriæ volumus, si nobis vivere cari," nuance and present Increase of the

Нов. , base and disgraceful Practice of Duel

H. G. W.. ling. To which are added, some Thoughts on the particular Case of To the Editor of the European Magazine, the Gentlemen of the Ariny, when involved in such disagreeable private Differences. With a prefatory Address OUR veneration for departed genias to the Reader, concerning the Depra comparatively unimportant, otherwise vity and Folly of modern. Men of than as relics memorial of migbtier Honour, falsely so called; including a short Account of the Principles of this opinion, I proceed to inform

powers. Presuming on the correctness and Designs of the Work," 1773, 8v0.-Y. "A Dissertation of the you, that cireumstances have placed

in my possession a few Letters of People's natural Right to a Share

our great Moralist and Lexicographer of the Legislature, 1775, 800.

Joanson, and of Dr. Percy, the late VI. “Limitation of Slavery,” 1776.

celebrated Bishop of Dromore. I bave VII. “ Law of Retribution,” 1776.VIII.“ A Tract on the Law of Nature, tion, if you think them worthy a place

sent the jaclosed for your approbaand Principles of Action in Man,”!77% in your excellent Miscellany; and am 8vo.-IX." The Legal Means of Poli

&c.

J. W. tical Reformation,"1781, 8vo.-X. “ An Account of the Antient Division of the English Nation into 'Hundreds and Tithings, the happy Effects of that Institution, &c.” 1785, 8v0.-XI. A with Mr. Allen about some literary

I HAVE been thinking and talking short Sketch of Temporary Regulations business for an inhabitant of Oxford. (until better be proposed) for the in. tended Settlement on the Great Coast Many scheines might be plausibly praof Africa, near Sierra Leone," 1797,

8vo. posed, but at present these may bo

sufficient. XII. Remarks on the Uses of the Definitive Article in the Greek of the new land. - In this there are great mate

1. An Ecclesiastical Hist. of Eng. Testament; containing many new Proofs rials, which must be compressed into of the Divinity of Christ, from passages

a narrow compass. This book must which are wrongly translated in the

not exceed 4 vots. 8vo. common English Version. To which is

2. A Hist. of the Reformation (not of added, a plain Matter-of-Fact Argument for the Divinity of Christ by the Edi England only but) of Europe. This

must not exceed the same bulk, and tor."

will be full of events, and very enterlo giving the foregoing Memoir of

taining this celebrated character we have to

3. The Life of Richard the First. conclude our observations with the fol

4. The Life of Edward the Conferlowing remark-That, if good sense, a discriminating judgment, and an en

All these are works for which the lightended mind, could make a real pa- requisite materials may be found al triot-if a feeling heart, an amiable dis- Oxford, and any of these well exeposition, and a disinterested anxiety, cuted would be well received. could form a true philanthropist-if unfeigned buinility, a pious conviction, confidence that what you do not mako

I impart these desigos to you in and an educated intellect, could coosti.

use of yourself shall revert to we, ustute a sincere Christian-and, if these

communicated to any other. The requisites could be combined in one

schemes of a writer are his property, man--Granville Sharp, as that man, was

and his revenue, and therefore they deservedly esicemed, beloved, and re

must not be made common. vered by all, among his cotemporaries, who had minds and hearts to understand

I am, Sir,

Your most bumble Serre and acknowledge a character which pos.

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A CONVERSAZIONE, sumption about a year after her mar(Concluded from page 408.)

riage-G is gone back to his regi

ment in the East Indies; and there he VVE period arrived when Sophia, carries in his bosom a sorrow that no

change of place cau eradicate ; and the insult, but now the wedded object of ho- Colonel is left in charge of a lovely pourable love, was about to be introduced boy, the endeared pledge of a union as the wife of that man's adopted heir, which was formed in the most refined from whose illicit persecutions she was principles of honor and affection, was constrained fly as from a being whom avowed under the most auspicious provirtue commanded her to regard as the mise of happiness; and, alas I was in one bitterest enemy.of her peace. It was short year, dissolved by that relentless nearly dusk when the chaise drove up hand which spares neither virtue for to the door. They were ushered into its purity, nor youth for its engaging the drawing-room with an intimation qualities, nor beauty for its charms. from the servant that his master would The Lecturer having finished the Painattend them immediately. The lights ter's tale, which, however extraorwere not yet brought when the Colonel dinary, D-took upon him to say at entered. With an extraordinary degree the time of relating it, was in all its cirof cordiality, which the Captain but lit- cumstances a relation of fact, I was tle expected from the temper in which reminded by an incipient yawn, which he left him the preceding evening, the I could scarcely suppress in compliColonel took the hand of both" Myment to the narrator, that it was high dear G- and you, Madam, accept time for me to bend my steps homemy hearty

-Good GOD! Sophia! ward; I rose to depart just as the Whence? how is this?

watchman startled us both with the must come with me into n:y study; my news that it was past two o'clock. astonishment is too much for me-Ma- “ But,” said my kind host,“ dam, -Sophia, I entreat you will allow not yet heard my bistory of the Poet, it; here you may command ; the ser- and the Common Councilman, and tbe vants will attend you ; our absence will other wortbies of our last evening's be short."--The Colonel burried (

party

- however, come and take a out of the room. He sate down to re- bachelor's dinner with me at four on cover himself.-"G-," said he, “I Tuesday, and I'll finish the whole group have not to ask forgiveness of you before we rejoin them jorMaiden-lane." for conduct which, before you knew So- This I readily acceded to, and, taking phia, has been the cause of your pos- my leave, I returned to my lodgings, sessing the most virtuous, the most where, on my reading desk, I found a amiable of her sex ; but you must letter left for me during my absence. plead and obtain her forgiveness for me. It contained an application for my in You have bebaved nobly under circum- terest in behalf of the writer, a clerical stances with which this letter acquaints friend, who was canvassing for the va me; and Sophia has acted in a manner cant lectureship of the parish in which no less admirable tban yours. Tbis I lived. The contents were as follow: letter I found addressed to me by my wife, to be read by me after her decease. “I am a candidate for a morsel of It fully explains the reasons for your bread which is to be given away by absenting yourself so unaccountably the inhabitants of the parish in which from Grosvenor-square.

I am over- you reside. The Afternoon lecturer of joyed at so fortunate a co-operation of St. bas lately succeeded to a betevents, by which the happiness of two ter thing in Gloucestershire, by the in. persons most richly deserving of it has terest of his father, who was land stew, been brought about. Henceforward ard to Lord P- I have already you are my son, and Sophia my daugh- canvassed half the parish, and ju my ter; come, let us rejoin her—this is progress I called at your rooms, to beg as it shonld be." Now,” said the

your assitance personal and relative; Lecturer, “ comes the worst part of for though you have no vote, not being

-sextraordioary tale. Happiuess, housekeeper, yet you have inuch you know, is never secure in mortal influence among your neighbours; and possession-poor Sophia lived but to if you would prevail upon yourself to become a mother, and died of a con- accompany me in to-morrow's rounds, Europ. Mug. Vol. LXX. Dec. 1910.

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MY DEAR S.

I promise myself no 'small success we all think bim a faithful Teacher.

Dr. N-is-my opponent-you know • Well, Sir," said my friend, " you see he is rich enough without it--and you how respectably I am attended, and know also, that he is far enough north should you think me worthy of the for me to dread his hyperborean per- office I solicit, I shall be happy to pum, severance; besides, he is an experienced ber you, and your worthy colleague canvasser, and knows too well how to and these gentlemen among my friends. tack and tack about. I must, there." I can't promise, Sir, I make a rule fore, keep a sharp look out upon my never to say that I will, let who will cruise. You'll allow this nietaphor ask me. Mr. C, how do you do?" from a former naval chaplain, and I addressing himself to one of the two hope will join convoy at nine o'clock. gentlemen who accompanied us, "you'll

I have seen the churchwardens, both be at church on Sunday, I suppose of whom are dissenters, and they told we have appointed your friend to preach me that my competitor, although a his probationary serment in the mornminister of the church, was a gospel ing, and Dr. N- -hisn in the evenjug." preacher. These soi-disant custodes of Then turning to a customer, “what the pastoral interests of nearly five can I do for you?” said he; “ I want thousand souls, have appointed the a penny candle," replied the woman. next 'suoday for the probationary ser- As we took the great man's bint not mons; and as they bad by some lucky to hinder the course of his business, bit discovered that L came before N in we wished him a good morning, and

prothe criss-cross-row, I am to undergo ceeded on to the Deputy's house. After my ordeal in the morning and Dr. knocking twice, we were let in by a Nhis in the evening. i rely upon decrepid old woman, and put into a your friendly exertions in my behalf, little parlour, until she should go up to and shall be with you at breakfast. Té ber master to let him know “ some duce nil desperandum.

people wanted him;" “but,” said she, “I am, dear S.

if you are come about a lecturing, it Your's, truly, W. L." will be of no use; for Dr. N-was My friend was with me at his 'hour, here yesterday, and my master dearly accompanied by two of the most res- Joves to hear the truth from the pulpit. pectable householders.

As we were While we waited until the Alderman's all aware that we had a pretty tough ađnoun could admit us to an audience, job io hand, we prepared ourselves for I took up a little book that was the task by an ample dejeuné. We thumbed, and so besmeared with souff, started directly after breakfast, and as as to indicate that it was in constant it was carried nem. con. that'we must It was a ready calculator, with be most mindful of the dignity of office, tables of interest, and opened of itself we entered the Upper Warden's “shop at 7 per cent. There was a picture of first, where we found his brother offi-Hogarth's Apprentice, with the glass cer, and two or threc more of the broken; another of Lord Mayor Staines, select vestry in close gossip upon the banging most precariously by a single approaching election.“ Mr. Church- nail over the mantle piece, and tarnishwarden," said I, "give me leare to ask ed with the spoke of the chimney. your vote and interest for my friend Next to this was a vote of thanks here, who I understand has already in- passed at the Wardmote, to J. K. Esq. formed you of his intentions to become Citizen and Skinner, and Deputy a candidate for the vacant lectureship." of this Ward, 66 for his eminent ser“Yes, Sir." replied this guardian of the vices, and his polite attention on all steeple, " yes, Sir, but I really cannot occasions to the iphabitants thereof." say any thing to it. My brother Church- This was embellished with the Deputy's warden and anyself are resolved to act coat of arms emblazoned, and framed impartially, and we hope the parish and glazed in all due splendor; placed joners at large will do the same.” just above an old walnut-tree bureau, “Aye! 'aye!" exclaimed the others, and under, a portrait of the double

we shall not proinise our votes before chia, rubicund cheeks, and peeping we have heard the candidates. Dr. eyes of J. K: Esq. The door opened, No and his friends have been before and the original presented himself. you, Gentlomen ; but we all said the “ Well, Gentlemen, what's your busisame to them although we have heard ness, pray?" was this polite man's saluthe Doctor often at Chapel, and tation; at the same time taking out

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his spectacles, with much deliberate pre- visit. "I dinna ket naething at aw. paration, from a greasy worn-out case, aboot it. Yure Lecturing is na like and adjusting them under an equally our Kirk, and I winna fash mysel aboot dingy velvet cap, the colour of which yure estaableeshmint; yure ministers *as, perhaps, about fifty years ago, are only haalf-baked cakes, and I winna either' red or black. “Whý, Mr. De- gie ane of my crumpets for aw yure puty," "said one of the gentlemen, bench of beeshops; naither would I gie

we have done ourselves the honor to my oven for aw the cathedrals in the wait upon you with the Rev. Mr. L lond.” This said, the Patent Crumpet who is a candidate for the Afternoon Maker went on with his occupation, Preachership.” “Sir, your servant, you and we withdrew to follow one of our are the candidate are you?" turning companions, who was introducing L half round upon my friend: "bumph! with much ceremonious attention, to a I am right down and opright, young fishwoman, who was selling her sprats gentleman; and, as my Alderman says, at the corner of the street.

“ Madam, I never commit myself.” Here he ad. this is a reverend friend of mine who ministered to his distended nostrils, a hopes for the honor of your vote to fill copious charge of brown rappee. “I the vacant Lectureship of your parisle bave'nt heard you yet, and I always church." Up jumped the daughter of choose to judge for myself, as may Alder. Glaucus What's that Dr. N. man says; besides, I was told, that my gentlemen Cburchwardens have spoke Alderman bas a nephew of bis who to me in his favor, and he shall have means to stand; and so I don't intend my voice." “ No Madam," observed the to say either ways, until I know whe. introducer, “this is Mr. I, who is ther he will come forward or no.- every way. qualified for the situation Margery, open the door for the gen- which he seeks.” “Aye,” replied the temen-good morning to you-good female retailer of small fry, “I koon morning to you.” “So,” said I, * the nothing of what he is qualified for; but worthy Deputy seeins to have totally I'm told, that the Docter is a fine man, forgotten the wardmote resolution ; but and I have promised bim.” Our other I suppose we disturbed him in his usual companion then stepped up and accostoccupation at this time, that of count- ed her—“Why, Mrs. Dab, you can't ing the receipts of yesterday's sales, have promised before you heard both and sortivg out his overdue bills for the gentlemen ; you must go to church his lawyer. I, however, bore the on Sunday norning, when my friend Deputy's reception with much sang will preach.” “I go to church !” ex, froid, and contented himself with repeate claimed Mrs. Dab, “ Lord save you, I ing “to bear the insolence of office,' &c. have something else to do, besides gou We then turned down an alley to call up. ing to church; I have five children to, on a Patent Crompet Maker-the door take care of, and pobvdy but myself to was open; and at an oven, on the irou look to for the means of getting them plates of wbich he was preparing his bread: and the gentlemen Church, dainties according to royal authority, Vardeus told me, that if I did'nt vota stood the ingenious patentee-a tall for Dr. N--, I shouldu't be suffered hard-featured scotchman, with a red to sit here with my fish.” “co much flannel nightcap on bis head, and no for the boasted impartiality of the snall portion of four upon his face; gentlemen Church wardens" cried my his feet in slippers, which, for want of friend — well, good woman, sell your heels, betrayed the decay of his worsted fish in peace, and vote for the Doctor." stockings ; a blue waistcoat, patched Our next attempt was at a gin shopwith the leathero remnants of what, my friend advanced with soine hesitaperhaps, once covered his upper legs, tion towards the counter, where stood and tied to a pair of sleeves, which, three or four dames in red cloaks, to when he first crossed the Tweed, might whom the..cup-bearer of Booll's hest

, have been taken for white fannel. was dealiog out luis drops of comfort. With a quick turn of his head, and a “ Mr. P.,' said I, “this gentieinaa is side glance from under a pair of shaggy desirous of becoming the Lecturer of red eyebrows, he addressed us, in a your parish; his name is 1-, and I broad croak—“Weel, Sirs, wha' are ye, hope he will bave your vote. “Why, and what d'ye want wi Sawney Mac- Sir, as to the matter of that,” replied salter?” We answered by mentioning ibis dealer in slow poison, “I don't kuow, the purpose of our reverend friend's tbat be will; I have upt made up my.

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mind yet, and the least said, you know sinners the jeopardy of their precious is soonest mended-Mr. E. let me speak souls? Are you a friend to Bible Soa word to you.”. Our companion told cieties ? - Have you read Huntingdon's us to go on, and he would join us in a Baok of Faith ; -What's your opinion few minutes. "I think," said he, “ we of Mant on Baptismal Regeneration!" may set this down as a certain vote.” with many other inquiries, which it We left this gentleman to make his would have taken up half a man's life way, and going out of the shop, over- to answer,-our party reached the heard one of the red cloak ladies say house of J. S. Esq. an jutelligent, libethe rest, “ this Mr. L-, I suppose, ral, and manly character, who was too is a new set-up distiller, and wants an honest lu enrich bimself by his profes. order; but I'll drink none of his stuff, sion--- he was a lawyer --but had a Booth for my money.” Our next call hearty detestation of the artifices and was at a beef shop. “Mr. Steer,” obliquities of the practice as any client said I, “this is the Rev. Mr. L-; could possibly have, who had sufwho pays his respects to you as can- fered by them. I confess I rejoiced didate for the 'vacant Lectureship, when we turned from the vulgar im“ Why, Sir," replied Mr. Steer, “I pertinencics of beings of " brief aathorihardly know how to act; Dr. N- ly"-from retailers of rush lights, sprats, was here with bis friends three days and gin, from the spiritual questionists ago, and ordered a round of beef to the of the lap-stone and the looin-to rest Falcon for their committee on Monday, our weary bodies and brains under the and the Doctor has been with me this roof of a man who had too much wismorning, having heard that I had said dom to insist upon being wiser than I should vote for Mr. L-; he told other people, and too much bonorable mo, that if such was my determination, sentiment and liberal-mindedness, to I had no occasion to send the beef; so

presume upon bis power of granting a I said, Well, Sir, it wont be lost, I favor, as giving him a right to offend shall send it then to Mr. L-'s com- the feelings of him who asked it. We mittee; and so, Sir, I think you must were instantly ushered into the family have my beef and my vote together."sitting room-refreshment was brought We had just expressed our thanks us--and the following conversation en to this liberal purveyor of lun- sued. "Mr. L-I am glad to see cheoos, when our brother canvasser you and your friends; and I heartily joined us from the gin shop with a wish you success. You have a strong smile upon his countenance, from which and subtle party to contend witb, who are we drew a good augury. “So,” said not very scrupulous as to means, and hre, “our reverend friend was engaged indefatigable in their use of them. Sorry in the Stock Exchange Hoax;" we all am I, that the establishment should be stared with surprise, and begged an ex- 80 perniciously committed as it uniplanation. “Why, would you believe it, versally is by these popular elections. the man of gin has been persuaded by They are altogether contrary to the some of our opponent's friends, that constitution of our church, and in Mr. L, because his name is similar, themselves subversive of the very was the same person as he who was point they are designed to secure. Lord is associate in his late hoax. " But, Mr. S-" I observed, " the So my good Sir, I really congratulate people think that they ought to have you upon baving escaped the promo. the choice of their minister; that, as the tion of the pillory, for which this good bishop disposes of the living to whom man would bave given you his vote he pleases, the lectureship, which is tomuch sooner than for the Lectureship: tally independent of the ecclesiastical however, he is convinced of his error, and right of presentation, should be placed you may put dowo his name in your list. in their disposal.” “All this is more After a caovass of varied success for plausible than just, he replied," " for if five hours, during which our jaded the right of election in the church. candidate had to ruu the gauntlet of comprehends a due consideration of the

Ich questions as these : • Do you eligibility of the person chosen, which preach with or without book ?—There I presume, will not be denied, those is one book which is sufficient for only ought to elect, who are best able to ministers and people without the belp decide upon that eligibility; and how of a black leather case ! - Are you faith- many of those think you, possess this fuli--dare you tell poor bell-deserving judgment, whom you have this mora

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