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Those virgin leaves, of purest vivid green, The weather about this time is sometimes

Which charm’d ere yet they trembled on the extremely misty, with a perfect calm. The OC TO B E R.

trees,

ground is covered with spiders webs in-
Now cheer the sober landscape in decay, numerable, crossing the paths, and extended
The fading many-colour'd.woods,
The lime first fading; and the golden birch,

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

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

Th' enfanguin'd dogwood; and a thousand Descend the copious exhalations, check'd To sooty dark,

tints

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

Thence expanding far, ture, with respect to the

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

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

Vanith the woods; the dim-feen river seems the progressive stages of Among these are particularly distinguished

springing, Aowering, and the hip, the fruit of the wild role; the Even in the height of noon opprest, the sun feeding, have at length brought to ma- haw, of the hawthorn; the floe, of the Sheds weak, and blunt, his wide-refracted ray; turity the rudiments of a future progeny, blackthorn; the blackberry, of the bram- Whence glaring oft, with many a broaden'd which are now to be committed to the ble; and the berries of the elder, holly, He frights the nations. Indiftinct on earth, fostering bosom of the earth. This being and woody nightshade. These are a prodone, the parent vegetable, if of the her- vidential supply for the birds during the Seen thro' the turbid air, beyond the life baceous kind, either totally dies, or perishes Winter season; and it is said that they are Objeéts appear; and, wilder’d, o'er the waste as far as it rose above ground: if a tree most plentiful when the ensuing Winter The shepherd stalks gigantic. or fhrub, it loses all its tender parts which is to be most severe.

THOMSON. the Spring and Summer had put forth. The common martin, whose nests, hung Seeds are scattered by the hand of nature under the caves of our houses, afford so

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

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

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

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

But courteous now he levels every fence, ture provided for the distribution and pro- body of them does not arrive till Novem- | Joins in the common cry, and halloos loud, ber or December. Various kinds of water

Charm'd with the raitling thunder of the field. pagation of plants. The gloom of the falling year is in some fowl, which breed in the northern regions,

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

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

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

Calsione, Sept. 28, 1786. its weight. The common method of getting at the honey is, by destroying the bees with the fumes of burning brimstone. The

For the COUNTY MAGAZINE. huinane THOMSON exclaiins against this

To the Editor of the COUNTY MAGAZINE. practice. WRITten in the COUNTRY among a

SIR, Ah see where robb’d, and murder’d, in that pit Society of chosen Friends.

S the punishments at present inflicted Lies the fill heaving hive! at evening snatch'd Beneath the cloud of guilt-concealing night,

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

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

long experience, insufficient for the purpose

of deterring; and as in a christian, reaionDANS cette aimable folitude, The happy people, in their waxen cells,

able, and just government, all expedicnts L'ennui n'étend pas fon pouvoir ;

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

criminal to death, I would earnestly recom

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

a speedy execution; and I think this a proTo mark, full flowing round, their copious Ne naissent que pour nous parer: ftores. Nous paffons le jours à nous plaire,

per time to try the experiment, when fraud,

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

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

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

employ can be found out, I would propose domes,

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

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

cause, ift, It is presently learnt; 2dly, The

materials can neither be easily destroyed Intent from flower to flower? for this you toil'd Ici l'amour & la constance

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

proportion to the party's strength, may be For this in Autumn search'd the blooming Les pleurs se donnent à l'absence,

ascertained; and, 4thly, It will admit of

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

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

looked after at a small expence.

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

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

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

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

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

be employed in fawing stone, &c. either for their sublistence during the Winter. In most of the wine countries of Europe,

such as might be brought thither by imporJ. J.C.D. L.M.

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

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

a much less price, the stonecutters will

to ; preffed , and the’juice is fermented, like On the Commitment and

Execution of James gainers ; and more stone will be uled that of apples in making cyder, A great HILLIER, lately hanged at Fisherton. in building and ornament. Let the crivarierende kinds of grapes, and the diver- Timteafure filis her pail;

THE milkmaid fings beneath her cow,

minals firit be employed in sawing stone

to build a number of strong low lodges for fity of climates in which they grow. In

their own shelter, on three sides of this inEngland, this fruit does not ripen con- Her cheeses made are safer now,

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

an open strong pallisade, that such as please thc purpose of making wine. This month is particularly chosen, on The hind now plants in hope his seed,

may see (but at a proper distance, that no

Well steep'd in lime and brine ; account of its mild temperature, for the

intercourle may pass between them) what

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

The thief--and all his swine.

property, or disturbing his peace. Let no keeping; which is therefore commonly

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

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

Tuone another hum; corn during this month; and wheat is The brimftone rogue that burnt our hives,

cure the refractory, a cistern, wherein they

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

Holland,
Is hang'd at Fifherton.

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

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

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

That Hillier is dead.

place of execution to be in the precinct.

me;

Editor ; but I will now proceed with my dren all died in the workhouse ; and all / Injustice? They whole ancestors have cn

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

ferent opinion, I pray print the inclosed trivances of the wicked and desperate may kept thus teazing one another throughout remarks, which occurred on reading an think fit. And I moft earnestly hope and the evening. A party of pleasure was pro-extract in the Monthly Review for Februintreat all whom providence has placed in posed next day to Richmond ;--my husband ary, from a pamphlet by Francis Bering, fuch a sphere, as to be instrumental in approved of it;-} refused to make one: Elq. one of the Directors of the East India framing laws for common good, to take however, he and his dulcinea went without Company, in which that act is deferided; the affair into consideration. Stop the tor- me; and the gentleman, with whom I had and, if the whole is of the fame tenor with rent of human blood ;-its effufion answers been over night rather too full of spirits, these quotations, it is really of a very exnot the end proposed transportation hides waited upon me next day to pay me a traordinary tendency: too many of the offenders from those who visit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

was resolved to be revenged of my husband, they are not impowered to fend fchemes to MATRIMONIAL SPIRIT.

and promised the gentleman, if he would every house which might direct how much

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

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

their fortune, are on the whole benefited by THE more food in meani remendmete pudente creature rate the

wretchwand Coin vimI saw my ungrateful wretch and his im- this act, like an able financier, eatly re

moves the difficulty, that “ One descripand in domestical bickerings fignifies (in ced. I had indeed folemnly promised my

« tion of men must be an exception to this plain English) that if my husband calls me conductor that I would not make any out

“ rule; I mean, those country gentlemen, names, I'll fpit in his face; if he throws rage, and to show him I could keep my “ who inhabit large houses, and poffefs but the china out of the window, I'll send the word, and had a proper spirit of resent “ small fortunes. However, the size of looking-glass after it; if he is extravagant ment, I retired without uttering even a

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

their income ; or such persons must reand if he keeps a wench, my coulin shall I shall not mention any more of my un linquish their old man ions for dwellings come and fee me. happy history, save this, that I made thift

more suitable to the contrasted limits of Revenge is sweet, it is said, and this may in the morning to be at home two hours « their fortunes.” There is an orientality be a sweet revenge; but is revenge a pro- before my husband; and from having ta

in this writer's easy manner of turning the per habit for a fady to appear in? Surely ken up a spirit of resentment, I next acno tenderness, foftness

, mildnels, are quired a spirit of dissembling.' I met him country gentlemen out of their houses and their characteristics; to those graces'it is with a great deal of affeéted ease; com- gentlemen were thought of service, both in

In former times the country we offer up our admiration; but when they plained because he had staid out so late, and regulating the districts where they lived, relinquish' those attractions, our respect from that time, from his answers, began and also when they were called up to aslist ceases, and the power they had over us be- heartily to despise him.

in the national council. But, as all human comes forfeited. Is it not pity they should We foon parted beds; and from one affairs are liable to change their ofiices part with their prerogative, to indulge piece of resentment proceeding to another, are now become obsolete, and the East themselves in the basest of all the paffions, we at last agreed upon a total separation; India Company providentially bring us revenge? Nay, what is still more to be la- and now, from living in all the fplendor home every year a fuficient number of a mented, the quarrels between husband and that one of the wealthiest citizen's wives new sort of gentlemen, with new customs, wife are mostly begun from trifles, and could be maintained in, I am forced nightly manners, and principles, who fill the officontinued on each side, from that mistaken to seek my bread in the most despicable of ces of the old country gentlemen, both in notion of keeping up a spirit, and end at all occupations. My gallant was obliged town and country, with so much better It in lamentable misfortunes.

to ship himself as a soldier for the West Irels. As to difpofieiling the country Such might be your reflections, Mr. Indies ; my husband is a common porter gentlemen of their houles, where can be the

a , enAtery :

joyed have certainly least One night being invited with my husband this happened because I would show a pro- reason to complain. Beficie, if ve exto a chriltening in the neighbourhood, he per spirit. began to be very complaisant to a very

A WOMAN OF SPIRIT. anine narrowly, all these country gentlemen

are descendants of the Saxons or Normans,

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

the demand for adapted to its nature; of which forts plenty therefore there can be no more harm in English manufactures in China cannot pof- may be found in most counties in England. pushing them out of England, across the sibly be advanced by this sudden increased Another valuable advantage attending it

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

the smuggler? Not but that smuggling is a plan is the apparent ground-work of our Mr. Baring afterward observes, that great nuisance to the community, though recently-projected commercial treaties, upmany rich people are mean enougḥ to perhaps not so great a one as an overgrown Let each nation grant a free importation;

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

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

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

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

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

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

SIR,

I discovered the same kind of insect, or an advertisement, offering premiums HE culture of tobacco being permit- lished a few years ago on this vegetable

,

worm, which is described in a treatise pubwill no doubt prove ettectual. It must be political reasons against such a licence in Can any profound naturalist inform me by however confessed, that there was a time Great Britain ? We are arrived at that what means it caine into my garden. My when prosecutions by information were period of national economy which seems supposition is, that the ova must have been esteemed unconstitutional ; for which rea to put every advantagcous resource into crought over with the feed, having never son they, who formerly proved themselves action. Large tracts of waste lands are seen one of the fort since the first year, not our wilest and most equitable lawyers, set promised to furnish additional employment even after the most cautious examination ; their faces against them as dangerous in-in husbandry, hitherto only serving more nor do I remember to have met with a croachinents; but, by an advertisement of for oftentation than profit. The consump- fimilar grub amongst the numerous tribe a similar nature to what I have mentioned tion of this American plant is very confi- of insects which have passed in my review. above, which lately appeared, promising derable in England, especially when manurewards to servants secretly informing against factured into fnuff, the fashionable use the attention of some of your readers learned

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

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

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

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

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

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voted the study of his whole life to their servants to China, and other places, by importation. Allowed. But could not the improvement of his native language, from this kingdom, by which the nation an equivalent duty be laid on what might was attended in his last moments by an ighath been impoverished to the amount of a be raised at home? The possibility of its norant priest. The Spiritual Counsellor, great many millions. But I will ask, whe- thriving in the fame degree of perfection as after a long harangue, asked him if he felt iher the tea which the Company last year in some parts of America, shall not be ab- affected by the description he had just given bought of the Northern States was not folutely infifted on. This I will, however, of the joys of heaven?" No, replied the paid for in cash? And must not the ex venture to affirm, from my own experi- dying Malherbe, 'tis impossible I should, as traordinary quantity of tea which the Com-ence of twelve years in small trials for fpe- it was delivered'in fo 'd coarse and pany in future will be obliged to bring culation, that it will grow in tbis climate flovenly a style."

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MEMOIRS

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

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

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

tion, divine revelation in general, prophecy, table divine having described his works, by MR. THOMAS CHUB B. Christ, and the writings of the Apostles. In honest man ; his advocate thus stands up in his

miracles, the personal character of Jesus the language, of che poor endeavours of this

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

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

cited by our author's four differtations much extolled by many persons; and it must Mr. Chubb was no such man. If he had no being very great, he set himself to prepare a be confessed, that he discovers, through the learning, he had the gift of a most extraorvindication of his sentiments, and of the man whole, a serious concern for the present and dinary understanding, and in his writings has ner in which he had proposed them. While future happiness of mankind, and that several mewn very great abilities. There is a beauty he was thus employed, his health declined so topics are created of by him with equal force and strength in many of his thoughts, and in falt

, that he did not live to commit what he and propriety. At the same time, however, all his language, which render him, as a had written to the press. By too intense an by labouring to thew, that we cannot arrive writer, superior in those respects to every one application to study, he had not only impaired at certainty with regard to the divine origin who has written against him; and though he his fight, which was always weak, but, as of any external revelation, by arraigning the is wrong in some cases, yet his heart, to my he advanced in years, he brought on frequent wisdoin and equity of the Jewish dispensation, knowledge, was right honest, and his pen complaints in his head; and, at the saine and by endeavouring to invalidate the evi-expressed only the dictates of his conscience. time, by a disuse of his accustomed exercise, dence of Chriftianity, he has done what in He was a sincere good man as ever lived. He which was much walking, and by an impru- him lay to unsettle the minds of his readers. really believed that the scheme he had given dent indulgence of milk diet, at an improper After all, he allows it to be probable, that of the gospel was true. His notions of Inspiseason, he haftened the decay of a constitu- the mission of Christ was divine. From a ge- ration, the Resurrection, Abraham, &c. 'he tion that was naturally vigorous. His life, neral view of the Christian revelation, he thought very juft; and exclusively of such however, was prolonged to his fixty-eighth thinks this conclusion follows, that Jesus was speculative faults which he could not help, year; and, agreeably to the wish he had fre- probably sent by God to be an instructor to was as good a Christian as any of his cotemquently expressed, he was happily exempted mankind. Thus far he professes to be a be- poraries ; if the eflence of Christianity confifts from many of those evils, which too often ag. liever and a Christian ; and as to discipleship in an exact rectitude of mind and life, and the gravate the bitterness of death. On the 8th to Christ, he thought himself concerned to worspip of the supreme God, through Jesus Chrift of February, 1746-7, after a short complaint imitate his excellent example, and to follow our Lord. This is the truth of Mr. Chubb's of an unusual pain in his ftomach, he suddenly the wholesome counsels or precepts which he case. I knew him well.” Whether this enbreathed his last, as he sat in his chair, having had given to the world.

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

Binop of Carlisle, Dr. Edmund Law, has de. The eminence of Mr. Chubb’s intellectual scribed him in the following terms.

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

IR, and Mr. Harris. Several of his tracts, when parts, yet by ever aiming at things far beyond

HE practice of the winbut they never made the least correction in for which his narrow circumitances, and them, even with regard to orthography, in small compass of reading and knowledge, defiling the wainscots at inns, is so prevawhich our author was deficient. With re had in a great measure disqualified him ; from lent, and so truly contemptible, that I wonIpect to his moral character, he was uniformly a fashionable, but a failacious kind of philo- der it has not often attracted the notice of diftinguished by the integrity, fimplicity, sophy (with which he set out, and by which some fatirical pens. The following lines and sobriety of his manners. Divine worlhip one of his education might very easily be mil- are, however, taken from a window-thutwas constantly frequented by him, in his own led) he fell by degrees to such confusion in ter at Bridport, in Dorsetshire, and if parish

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

sertion. It doubtless sometimes happens, fable and engaging. As to the form of his to several hittorical facts and circumstances, that we meet with marks of genius, but it body, he was of low ftature, and inclined to wherein a small kill, either in the languages is like “ the grain of wheat amongA tha corpulency. His celebrated * Pofthumous or sciences, might have fet him right, or a bushel of chafftThese are amongit the Works," were published in two volumes 8vo, imall share of real modesty would have fup. few I have met with that are tolerable; in 1748, the year after his death. These he plied the want of them, by putting him upon they seem to express the genuine effufions reprelents as containing his last and most ma consulting those who could, ard would have of the heart, and are prettily turned. lure thoughts on the various points which given him proper ail:stance--that he seems to came under his examination. The first of have fallen at last into an almost universal

V E R SE S thefe volumes begins with a tract, the title of scepticism; and quitting that former serious Written on the IVindow of an Inn, at Bridwhich is, “ Remarks on the Scriptures;” and sedate sobriety, which gave him credit, and it is followed by another, comprising contents himself with carrying on a inere PORT, in DORSETSHIRE. time “ Observations on the Reverend Mr. farce for some time; acts the part of a solemn Warburton's Divine Legation of Moses." grave buffoon; sneers at all things he does

FAREWELL! lov'd maid, farewell with But the greater part of the first, and the entire not understand; and, after all his fair pre many a tear, Accond volume, are taken up with “ The tensions, and the caveat he has entered against Farewell with thee, to all my soul holds dear ;

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