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their coining, the province which their author, because, in a variety they particularly possessed, and to of instauces, he appeared not to which the Israelites afterwards understand them. Specious, how- succeeded. The design of the 'ever, as this plea appeared, it is
dissertation on the Euroclsdon certain that the learned author spokeu ot' in Acts xxvii. 14, was to failed egregiously in hls proofs, and vindicate the common realing in this publication probably added a opposition to Boehart, Grotias, very slender share of credit to the and Bentley, who were offended at reputation he had already acquirit, and who, supported by the ani- ed. thority of the Alexandrian JIS. « The treatise on the authentiand of the Volgate, thought Euccee city of Scripture is an anonymous xuawn, or Enrouquilo, inore agrcea- publication, and the whole of the ble to the truth.
profits arising from its sale are to “ The celebrated work on an- be given to the Society for the Procient mythology is a literary phie- pagation of the Gospel. It cone noinenon, which will probably re tains a good general view of the main the adiniration of scholars as leading aryaments for Divine Relong as a curiosity atter antiquities velation; but has, perhaps little shall continue to be a prevailing upon the whole to entitle it to a passion among them, Paracelsus, pre-eminence over other works of a the celebrated Quixote in chemist similar kind. Neither are the learntry, though he failed in discovering ed ad elaborate observations upon the philo-opher's sovne, found what the plagues inflicted on the Egypnas ot much greater consequence trans, however good aùd commend'in his excursions through nature, able the author's motives and his and opened a field of entertainé attempt, perhaps, calculated on the Thent and intorination which an- wbwle to promote the cause of R& ply recompensed his assiduity, realed Religion in this unbelieving however distant it might leave him age, from the original object of his pur " For the repose of Mr. B's wellsuit. Nothing in the extensive carned fame, it probably would range of Grecian and Roman liters have been better had his Dissertaature, however reconditc or wher- tion concerning the War of Troy ever dispersed, has escaped its sa- . never been written. Surely even grious author in his diligcnt inves- the high authority with which he tigation Departing with a bold- is armed could not warrant hiin in ness of genius from his predecess controverting opinions solong mainsors and their systems, ire delights tained and established among hisþv his ingenuity while he astonishes torians, and in disproving facts so by his courage; anıl, though the well attested byy the most extensive exuberances of tancy aird imayina- and most brilliant evidence. Great tiou are every where eonspicuons, and iratural was the surprize of the the plausibility of his hypothesis is Literary World on the appearance likewise frequently apparcnt. Nr. of this publication; and very few, B. lias "contendud in various fields if any, were the proselytes to the of controversy with various suc- new doctrine which it inculcates, cass, but always with a zeal for It was answered by Mr. Gilbert truth, and x soberness of enquiry. Wakefield, in a very indecent letThe learling object of his observa- ter to Mr. B.; and in a style more tions on Rowley is to prove that worthy of the subject by J. B. S. Chatterton could not have been Morrit, Esq; of Rökeby park, near
Greta Greata bridge." New Catalogue ticeship was remarkably assiduous; of Living Authors, 341–6; wlrich and he attended as often as he being re-published in the British could the acadeiny in St. Martin's Critic, Mr. B. weakly expostulated Lane, to perfect himself in the art with the Reviewers; and Mr. Mor- of drawing; his leisure hours were rit answered him. And here Mr. devoted to the study of perspecB's pen rested from its public ta- tive, and the French language; hours. See some elegant lines ad- and to improve himself in the late dressed to him. --Gent. Mag. ter, he constantly frequented the
At his house in Cheapside, of French chapel. After studying his av inflammation on the lungs, Mr. business six years, he bought the Alderinan Boydell. This excellent remainder of his time from Mr. man, and liberal patron of the fine Toms, and on becoming his own arts, was born January 19, 1719, master, he immediately visited inat Worrington, in Shropshire, of to his native place, where he mar which parish his grandfather was ried an excellent young woman, to vicar. His father, who was a land- whoin he had long been attached. surveyor, intended himn for the During his residence in the coun same profession; but a triling in- try he sketched several drawings of ciilent gave a different turn to his romantic spots, both in Wales and mind, and led him into another in Derbyshire. These lie afterwards walk.--While he was very young, engraved; but his first publication, chance threw in his way “ Buddes was in 1745, and entituled “ The ley's Views of Country Seats,” ao Bridge Book, consisting of six mong which was one of Hawarden Sinall landscapes, for the use of Castle. Flintshire, the seat of Sir learners, the price of which was one John Glynn, by whom he was then shilling." The encouragement he: employed in his professional capa- received for this performance, incity, and situated in the parish of duced him to proceed with spirit ; which his father was an inhabitant, but the art of engraving at that, naturally attracted his attention. time was extremely low in England, An exact delincation of a building and those who had a taste for he had so often contemplated, at- prints obtained foreign ones, espeforded him pleasure, and excited cially French. This greatly mortihis surprise. "Considering it an en- fied our young artist, but, for the graving, and naturally reflecting, present, he could only lament the that froin the same copper might dishonour which his country sufferbe taken an almost indefinite num- ed, without being able to correct ber of impressions, he resolved to the evil. He therefore contented quit the pen and take up the graver, himself with designing and'engravas an "instrument which would ena- ing views in and about the metroble' him to disseininate whatever polis, and copying prints from Vanwork he could producc, in so much develdi, Ostade, Salvator, Rosa,&c. wider a circle. This resolution . The facility with which he drew, - was no sooner formed, than carried etched, and inanaged the dry nee
into effect; for at the age of 21 he dle, enabled hin to complete a walked to London, and appren- great number of prints; which, ticed hiraself for seven years to after he became Lord Mayor, he Mr. Toms, the engraver of the collected and published in a portprint which first excited his atteri- folio, at five guineas. In the in
troduction to this work he observes : His conduct during his appren “ That to the lovers of the fine
arts it may be an object of some Thre immense difference between curiosity, as it was from the profits the prices paid to artists now, and of these prints that the engraver of at that period, almost surpasses thein was first enabled to hold out belief. Messrs. Boydells in their encouragement to young artists in advertisement to the print of the this line; and thereby, he flatters Death of Major Pearson, assert, himself, has somewhat contributed that pamting the picture and ento bring the art of engraving in graving the print, cust them five England to such a state of superi. thousand pounds. ority. It may likewise be added, The number of inimitably fine that this is the first book that ever prints which have been produced made a Lord Mayor of London, in this country since the time above Few men have had the happiness mentioned, have beyond all queso of seeing, in a single life-time, such tion, raised the English school of & rapid improvement; and the pub- engraving above every other in Lisher will be gratified, if, in the fu- Europe. ture history of the art, his very ex. Mr. Boydell did not confine his tensive undertakings shall be attention solely to prints: he also thought to have contributed to it. had the honour of establishing an When the smallness of this work English school of historical painte is compared with what has follow. ing. We allude to that great unied,' he hopes it will impress all dertaking the Shakspeare Gallery. young artists, with the truth of He also presented to the Corporawhat he has already held out to tion of the City of London, a num. them-tlmt industry, patience, and ber of valuable pictures which are perseverance, united to talents, are placed in the Council Chamber at certain to surmount all difficulties," Guildhall. Some of them are cal
Finding that the taste for prints culated to commemorate the acencreased, and that still larger sums tions of those heroes who have were yearly drawn out of this coun- done bonour to the British name; try by French artists, he sought for and others to impress on the minds an English engraver, who should of the rising generation, the sentiequal, if not excel them. This ments of virtue, industry and prus person he found in William Wool dence, in several fine allegorical ett, who engraved for him first the representations painted by Rigaud, Temple of Apollo, from Claude, Smirke, Westall, &c. . And tivo fine pictures by the Smith's . It is however to be lamented of Chichester; but the Niobe and that after a life thus honourably Phaeton froni Wilson, were his speut in promoting genius and the taster-pieces. For the first of interests of his country, the Alder these Mr. Boydell agreed to pay man suffered most severely from kint fifty guineas, and when the this very cause. His connexions plate was finished, he gave him one wth the continent by the exports hundrert. The second Woollet ation of prints were immense, and agreed to perform for fifty guineas the Revolution in France and the and Boydell gave him one hundred war which followed, not only put and twenty. Proof prints were a stop to the trade, but deprived not at that time deemed of any him of large sums that were due to particular value, and sold at the him from abroad. ordinary prices, hut of late,proofs of. In consequence of this misforthe above prints have fetched at tune he applied to Parliament and auctions above ten guineas. obtained an act enabling him to
dispose of the Shakspeare Gallery England, to the Roman purple, and his collection of Pictures and and the Parisian Arch-Episcopate, Prints, by way of Lottery, which both of which were offered hiin in will take place in the course of 1801 by the First Consul of France pext month.
and by the Pontiff of Rome. Of his conduct as a citizen it is Unalterable in his attachment to not necessary to say much, In the the House of Bourbon, His Royal different otrices of alderinan, she Highness Monsieur, brother to the fiff, and Lord-ınayor, he deported King of France and Navarre, made himself in a manner that will be him one of his principal counsellors long and gratefully remembered, and confidential advisers; unproThough inflexibly just, he was al. fitable offices, indeed, for those ways kind and merciful: and when who, confounding fortune with jus. husbands came before him with tice, paid money more than hue complaints of their wives, or wiyes mour ; but advantageous to hiin of their hushands; masters of their who has a conscience, follows its scrvants; fathers of their children, dictates, and feels the honourable he always endeavoured, and often difference between the disinterest. with success, to reconcile them to ed counsellor of a lawful prince, each other, and to accommodate and the despicable accomplice of a their differences.
barbarous Usurper, In his manners he was plain and The Bishop of Arras had, from unaffected, cheerful, upright, and nature, a constttution strong en generous:-aud to his many excel nough to resist the ravages of tiine lent qualities was added that of to the farthest limits assigned to the being a Christian upon principle. life of man, had not Providence
- 16. M. De Congier, bishop' also bestowed on him a mind virtuof Arras, born a nobleman, and ous and feeling to the highest deeducated for the prelacy. He did gree; equal honour to his rank and to his The deplorable state of christianstation; faithful to his King as to ity, the misfortunes of his King. his God, a long life was never pole and the degradation of his couns luted with a single action that did try, iwere the diseases which des not prove the standard merit of a prived the world prematurely of good man, and of a sincere chris one of its best and brightest ornatian. The loyal, as well as the re- ments. From the scandalous jour. ligious, in imitating his conduct, ney of Pius VII. and the sacrilegi may be sure to possess the esteem ous coronation of Napoleon I. this of their contemporaries, and the prelate received his death-blow. admiration of posterity.
He survived but for a few days the That such a character should news of the Corsican assassin's avd particularly attract the hatred of poisoner's anointment, and was Buonaparte might justly be espert one of the first victims of this hore ed. The name of the Bishop of rible act, which has opened a toinb Arras was upon the saine line of for true religion, at well as for lawe the same list of proscription with ful monarchy. that of the hero of loyalty, Georges. , As in health he had been an exThe Corsican assassin, who pierced ample of piety and constancy, duthe heart of an Enghien, Pichegru, ring his short illness he was a model and Georges, bas long pointed his of devotion and resignation. He dagger at the bosoun of this prelate, exhorted his countymen and fellowwho preferred poverty and exile in sufferers, like himself, unfortunate
exiles, not to deviate from that glo- punish the undutiful and unbe rious, though painful, path of thorn, lieving. they had dutifully and conscien- It is often more glorious to de tiously entered. He preached sub- serve than to occupy a throne. mission to the decrees of the Al. His Royal Highness, however, with mighty, in shewing the justice of a humanity worthy of better times, that noble cause to which they had and better fortune, refused himself sacrificed rank, property, country, even the necessary rest to attend and every thing eløe, except their this trusty and affectionate servant honour. He told them never to who had the consolation to breathe forget the gratitude they owed to his last in the arms of his good and England, should religion and loyal- generous prince. Some few mity once more prosper in France, nutes before he shut his cyes for Ilis constant prayers were, on his ever, he pressed the houd of Mondeath bed, that Christ may again sieur to his bosom, and with a save his Church in France, res- faint voice, faultered these his last tore there the rightful and lawful words,—“ My kind Prince, death to power, and convert, but not is terrible to the wicked only!"
* ERRATA in the last Number.
In the Hymn for Christmas Day,
23, dele“ happy" In the Address to a Young Lady page 380, 1. 10, after 5 mect"add “thee'
13, for“ He" read “She." TO CORRESPONDENTS. The life of Bishop Andrewes will appear in our next number. Also dhe first of a series of Devotional Discourses, by Bishop HORNE. • The Essays on the Natural History of the Bible have been unavoidaBly discontinued, owing to the pressing engagements of the Author: but will soon be resumed, and be regularly continued. . We shall have no objection to giving more copious extracts from the Sermon of Bishop Horne, but the one sent by a correspondent, signing himself a Villager, is too slight and detached to answer any good purs pose.
We are sorry to be under the necessity of rejecting the papers subscribed Clericus Burosus Dakiniensis.