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• at first sight; but certainly there are sortable to every man's condition, and
many men who had rather suffer any crime. - other punishment than be made pub. Concerning rewards, something is said liquely ridiculous,
already, and I shall only adet for a con. . It is not needful here to run through clusion, that they are every jot as neces
every particular, and to direct in what sary as punishments, and ought to be manner and to what degree these and various, according to the several needs, other offenders in the like kind shall be tempers, and qualities, of the persons punished, so as to limit and appropriate upon whom they are to be conferr'd. the punishment; but it shall suflice, Mony is a reward for one, honour for having specifi'd the several sorts of of another; and either of these misplac'd, fenders and offences, to have laid down would appear rather a mockery than a likewise the several species of penalties, benefit. THE END.
Extracts from the Portfolio of a Man of Letters.
the impious defacing of such memorials TUIS amiable and learned man, was as were erected for the dead, and every
1 the last abbot but one who pre printed copy was subscribed with her sided over the monastery of Winchcombe,
own hand. Those who have comunitted 'in Gloucestershire, to which office he
this offence, are ordered, if they are able was elected in 1488. His wise yovern- to have them repaired; and if not, they are ment, and the encouragement he afforded to be punished by penance, fine, and imto virtue and literature, rendered this prisonment, and the revenues of the • society so fourishing, that it was equal
al churches are to be employed in restoring to a little university. In the year 1500,
100 them as nearly as possible to their origi- he travelled to Rome, and became after.
ALEXANDER DE NAJLES.
This once celebrated scholar was mon to prove that it was against the law
brought up at Ilailes Abbey, in the county of God, who, hy his prophet David, says,
of Gloucester, from whence in due tine “ Touch not my anointed, and do iny
he removed to Oxford, and from thence prophets no harin.” He wrote a valu.
went to Paris to complete bis studies. able history of the foundation of his mo.
He wrote “ The Summe of Divinitie," nastery, and another of the lives of the
at the instance of Pope Innocent the abbots, beginning with Germanus, in the fourth, to whom he dedicated the work, seventh year of King Edgar, A.D. 988,
e and for this and other good services to and continued it to his own times. These
the church of Rome, he received the important documents, after the dissolu
splendid title of Doctor Irrefragabilis.
splen tion of religious houses, fell into the
He died in 1515, and was buried in the hands of Judge Moreton, and were con
Franciscan church at París. sumed by the fire of London, at his
VACCINATION, AND INOCULATION FOR chambers in Serjeant's Inn. A fair copy
THE SMALL POX.
It must excite astonishment that the .. It is possible that this may have been vaccine inoculation, which has already preserved, and it would be bighly grati
been attended with so much success, fying to know where records so valuable should so long have been known, and are deposited. Tanner mentions several partially acted upon, in the provinces, other Registers of this touse, which proe without being adopted in the metro. bably exist to this day. Richard heder. polis. This may perhaps, in some minster beautified the abbey church, and
measure, be attributed to the obscua inclosed it with a wall towards the town,
rity of the first practitioners, who not and there he was buried in 1591.
being regularly bred, were of course
supposed to be grossly ignorant; and the PROCLAMATION AGAINST DEFACING
sapient and solemn society, with the mysMONUMENTS,
rical capitals of M.D. backed to the end Queen Elizabeth, in the second year of each of their names, held tie unene of ber rein, issued a proclamation against lightened and illiterars iu so Duch Conne
tempt, that they would not deign to A short specimen of A Supplement to Dr. adopt any practice which had been pre. i Johnson's Dictionary, comprising words, viously pursued by an uninitiated herd, phruses, &e, which that learned lesió who were so far from being able to write cographer thought beneath his notice. a prescription in elegant Latin, that they By a late celebrated Writer, could very rarely write it in plain English. I shall somewhat enlarge the catalogue
Transferring the small.pox from one of terms that demand explication, which subject to another, by the common mode like base metal among legitimate coin, of inoculation, though universally sup- have by long usage, become current in posed to have been introduced in this our language, and without which the bation by Lady Mary Wortley Montague, commerce of the world, or even the may, in like manner, be traced back to traffic of letters can with difficulty be a much earlier period, and is generally maintained, either with profit or delecbelieved to have been long practiced in tation. To explain them may be some North Wales, as far back as any tradi- glory; it would be more substantial fame tion reaches. When the late Sir Waikin to contribute to their extirpation. Williains Wynne, (I mean the grand Wishy-washy; fiddle-faddle; slap. father of the present baronet,), was told, dash; hum-drum; harum-scarum; pitat his own table at Wynslyn, of the se- pat; rantum-scantum; chit-chat; prittlecret brought from Turkey, by the above prattle; hoity-toity; tip-top; bubble nientioned Lady Mary, he declared that bubble; humpty-duinpty; hugger-mugwhen he was a boy, (and, as he was told ger; hiccius-doccius; hurdy-gurdy. and believed, for many ages back,) old I t is easy from this slight specimen to women, who were distinguished by the suppose extension and amplification. name of cunning-women, and travelled Printed authorities will be subjoined, as the country as gypsies, practised inocu- vouchers for the existence of every terin lation as well as fortune-telling; they af- and word that shall be cited; and its vafected to give the small.pox by a charm, rious significations, where there are more but really carried the inatierin a quill, and than one, properly explained. scratched the arm with a pin or needle. He who writes a dictionary of any
The introduction of Lady Mary's Cir- tongue whatsoever, may be considered cassian mode of inoculation, transferred it as labouring in a coal mine; but be who from the cunning women, to the still inore collects the refuse of a language, claims cunning apothecaries, surgeons, &c. &c. more than ordinary cominisseration, and &c.
may be said to sift the cinders,
Futile conversation. Mum-chance,
Mental torpidity. Fee-fo-fuin,
Gigantic intonation.' Hobble-de-hoy,
- The period between adolescence and puberty. Tit for tat,
Adequate retaliation, Willy-nilly,
The exertion of an act, mavgrethe consent of another Dingle dangle,
- Aerial suspension. Hurry-scurry,
• Inordinate precipitation. Shilly-shally,
- Hesitation and irresolution. Hurley-burley,
Extreme tumult and confusion.
• An ænigmatic exordium. Ding-dong, •
dispatch and veheinence. Tag.rag,~Riff-raff, • . The lowest plebeians. See Base-born, and Scum
of the earth.
equal jocundity and velocity, Hodge-podgc, .. - A culinary inixture of heterogeneous ingredients,
applied metaphorically to all discordap combinations.
The brightest union genius wrought, RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED TO CAPEL Was Garrick's voice and Shakespeare's LOTTT, ESQ.
thought. AH! faintly Fancy pictures to my view Here Milton's heaven-strung lyre reposes !
Th' accustom'd grove where Loffc is Here Dryden's meteor brilliance closes ! .. wont to spend
Here Newton lies and with him lie
Stars, numerous as the host of heaven,
Here, his long course of honours run,
Last, best, and greatest, Fox lies here,
Here sleep they all: on the wide earth
There dwell not men of mortal birth,
Would dare contest fame's glorious race,
With those who fill this little space.
0, could some wizard spell revive
The buried dead, and bid them live,
It were a sight to charm dull age,
The infant's roving eye engage,
The wounded heal, the deaf man cure,
The widow from her tears allure,
And moping ideots tell the story,
Of England's bliss and England's glory,
And they do live!--Qur Shakespeare's
strains ''Breathes beauty and sublimity;
Die not whilst English tongue remains;
Whilst light and colours rise and fly,
Lives Newton's deathless memory :
Whilst Freedom warms one English breast,
There Fox's honored name shall rest.
Yes, they do live !-they live t'inspire
Fame's daring sons with hallowed fire;
Lihe sparks from heaven they make the
The living light of genius' rays;
Bid England's glories flash across the gloom,
And catch her heroes' spirit from their tomba,
By Miss MITPORD,
FROM THE SAML.
THE clouds disperse,-just glancing bright,
+ The sun kends forth his shrouded light; But such a grave as never yet
'Tis pleasant on th' horizon's verge,
To see the clouded beams immerge,
Which strove all day 'twixt frown and smile,
Like the coy beauty's simple wile, .
Who seeks to fix her lover's eye,
By thy strong spell, variety!
Where the dividing clouds unfold
Long narrow streaks of burnished gold,
Now seen amid the clustering trees,
Like flamiug sparka borne on the breezeg
MONTILY MAS. No. 214.
Now higher mount the clouds, and higher,
-Then, starting back, erects her ear,
And sees deep in the water clear
The peasant, his day's labor o'er,
And plough-buys swing on farm-yard gate,
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