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but in truth uncontaminated. Honest men ought to guard so high a family name from such villainous liberties and mischievous designs.
What may be the fittest remedies for political bydrophobia we leave to our authorized and legitimate State-physicians. Standing unmoved on the rock of our Constitution, we trust that SYLVANUS URBAN will preserve the proud attitude of a Guardian of Truth, Piety, Virtue, and Science. Miserable as it is, to see our lower population dispersed, like wild beasts and birds of prey, in search of plunder: grating as is their harsh croak, we yet hope that the rising of the British Lion in power, in the glory of his might, will compel them to fly for safety to the peaceable regions of security and industry. Upon the productive labours of the Nation now wholly depends its possible well-being : for by what other means is the Revenue to be supported, and the population to be fed ? Our infatuated Revolutionists cry out for bread, but will only receive a stone. They would support life by inflammatory speeches, and public meetings, and precarious robbery. Pretending to be in a state of starvation, they look not for the spade, but the sceptre. They pray not to their God; and they insult his Providence, which has been pleased to ordain inequality of station, only that the rich may be bankers for the poor, and disperse among them those comforts, which under no other system they could permanently possess.
Where there is no Literature, there is no Civilization : and wretched would be the support which it would derive from the friends of mere factious oratory. Their matter, to please their hearers, must consist of low crude opinions, and erroneous principles. Can Adam Smith be quoted with success among such hearers as our Northern Republicans ? If the Bible be despised, will Blackstone be regarded ?
The Friends of Literature are therefore called upon to act, as well as the Friends of Order, lest the Barbarians divert the river of public opinion from its channel, in order to bury Science, as their ancestors the Goths did Alarick, in its hollow bed, and so restore the stream, and bury in eternal oblivion its honourable grave.
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of Mrs. Margaret Andrewes of Lathbury, ANTIQUARIUS (of Newcastle upon Tyne) 1680,” and who the person therein menexpresses his surprise, that when the works tioned was; also of a school there in the of Shakspeare, Dryden, Swift, Johnson, time of Queen Elizabeth, of which the &c. &c. are frequently reprinted, no master was Shepherd; and whether translation has been given to the publick Francis the first Lord Annesley was born of any of our old English Historians; and at Newport Pagnel, of which place he was he recommends the subject to the learned created baron. in Oxford and Cambridge. But he little A READER says, that B.'s observations, considers what a small chance there would Vol. LXXXVIII. Part. ii. p. 232, are inbe of such works paying their expenses, correct. The lines he quotes were written and profit (we fear) is wholly out of the upon Sir John Bridgeman, Lord President question. On turning to the evidence of of the Marches, by one Ralph Guttins, Mr. Owen Rees on the Copy.right Acts and are as follows: (p. 450), he will perceive, that the attempt “ Here lies Sir John Bridgeman, clad in has been actually made. William of his clay, Malmesbury has been translated by the God said to the Devil, Sirrah, take him Rev. Mr. Sharpe, and publisheid. Matthew Paris has also been translated; but the Sir John and his lady were buried in St. priuting has been abandoned from the John's Chancel in Ludlow Church, where want of encouragement, aggravated as it there is a monument to his memory.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,
For JULY, 1819.
Norton Vicarage. down to make you my best acknowY relation, the Rev. W. Green, ledgments for them. They show the folk, of whom you have given a short God continues to me the present state account in your Magazine for Nov. of my health and of my eyes, the 1794, was well skilled in the Hebrew publick, through me, may receive the language. This appears froin his benefit of them, after I have distranslation of various parts of the patched my present task, which is no Old Testament, and from several less than ao Èxposition of Ezekiel, on complimentary letters writteu to him the plan of the work wbich I bave by the Archbishop of Canterbury, ventured to publish. I bave already aod Dr. Thos. Newton, and those emi transcribed for the press as far as the nent Hebrew Scholars, the Bishop of xxxvith chapter. Allow me the liWaterford, Dr. Grey, and Dr. Blay- berty of saying, that any observations ney, now in my possession ; and some which you may have made on that of which I will forward to you, for Prophet will be highly acceptable insertion in your valuable Magazine.
to me. Mr. Green was an exemplary Parish
“ I am happy to bear that your Priest, respected and beloved by his Poetical Parts of Scripture are to be parishioners and neighbours. He translated into Dutch. might have had more preferment, publications are very deserving of rebut he was not ambitious of it. He putation at home and abroad. declioed the offer of the living of
“ I used Tyrus, Amos i. 9, because Barnham Broom, handsomely made • But I will send a fire on the wall of to him by Sir John Wodehouse, though Tyre would have offended my ear he was afterwards induced to accept very much. Though Tyrus occurs it by the persuasion of the exeinplary as often as Tyre in our version, I wish Bishop of Norwich.
with you that the latter was used As Dr. Bagot's Letter places in an amiable view the pious, learned, and “Your conjecture, that Soah, 781, disinterested Rector, and shows the should be admitted into the second great esteem in which he was held, hemistick, Amos v. 9, pleases me both by the Bishop and Sir John, I very much. In examining your word am induced to send it. I hope it will I made a curious discovery. Looknot be tbought upinteresting.
ing into Trommius, I found that Yours, &c. HENRY PEARSON.
was translated ταλαιπωρία, , " Rev. Sir,
Waterford, Zeph. i. 15, the very word which the Sept. 4, 1786.
LXX use Amos v. 9; and I was de“IWAS very happy at receiving so lighted with this confirmation of your very candid and so very instructive a
criticism. But on examining the Letter from a Brother Clergyman, London Polyglott, Zeph. i. 15, I found and a Brother Commentator the awpías, which is also the reading in Hebrew Scriptures. Immediately af- the editions of Grabe and Breitinger. ter transcribing your remarks into But Tamanwgías is confirmed by the margip of my own copy, or into Trommius's copy, the Aldine edition, the blank leaves prefixed, that I might the Antwerp Polyglot, and Sixtus preserve them from the accidents to Quintus's edition ; in which latter wbich loose papers are subject, I sit curious book the pole is, . In pleris
que libris est ταλαιπωρίας. Hence we hereafter translate Jeremiah. But, learn the expediency of collating the in my opinion, bis deviations from the manuscripts and editions of the Lxx. true sense of the text are endless; and
“ Hab. i. 12. "Oh, let us not therefore I did not attempt pointing perish! makes by far the best sense them out to him. of the present reading, which is very “I offered some of my friends on the well illustrated by you. But the English Bench a hundred guineas, as learned Mr. Hugh Farmer lately com. a subscription towards procuring a mupicated to me a well-supported transcript of the Ambrosian MS. menvarious reading, which had escaped tioned in my preface, p. x. and printme: nion is thou shall not die, ing it. This is a favourite object or, thou diest not; a continuation of
with me. the contrast between the false gods “A year after the publication of my and Jehovab. See Chald. Bibl. Kenn. Jast work, 172 copies were sold in Pol. syp. Glassii pbil. sacr. p. 52. The England, and six in this country. perfections of God are expressed ne
“As to trapslating the saine Hebrew gatively, Numb. xxiii. 19. 1 Sam. xv. word by the same English one, I rea29. Mal. iii. 6.
dily allow the latitude contended for “Your ingenious emendation of Hab. by you. Whenever the version is iii. 16. did not escape my notice ; and
made bald by it, let a more elegant I ought to have inserted it in my
word be substituted. But let upneDotes. But the nupera emendandi cessary variety be avoided. In the rabies, mentioned by Archbishop N. T. xóros is ihrice joined with pótSecker, in his Oratio Synodalis, was Dos. Why should we render in one place always io my mind; though the cor • by weariness and painfulness,' and rupt state of the text has compelled in iwo other, · by labour and travel ?' bis Grace, throughout his annota “With the highest respect, aod with tions, to propose as many corrections the warmest thanks for your very as the boldest critic among us. When- friendly and useful communications, ever, therefore, a sense which seems I ain, Rev. Sir, your very faithful and worthy of the sacred writers arises much obliged humble servant, from the present text, I thought it
WILLIAM WATERFORD *." the more eligible way to admit it; though in my study I might give a
" Dear Sir,
Norwich, secret preference to a conjectural
Nov. 1, 1789. emendation.
“ From a conversation with our " You are the only person that has worthy friend Sir John Wodehouse, spoken out to me on the subject of 1 collected that he had offered you Bishop Lowth's neoteric style of the living of Barnham Brome, which translation, and uunatural arrange Mr. Wodehouse is about soon to va. ment of words. Mr. Blayney follow. cate. The disinterested' principles on ed him too. closely in this. I have which you declined the offer, certainly the honour of being well acquainted do you honour: at the same time I with both Authors. What I said was
cannot help wishing you to re-couvery paioful to me. But I thought sider the matter. To solicit and to that iheir manner of rendering was
accept are two very different things. likely to furnish a serious argument The situation of the cure is such as against undertaking a new version.
renders it perfectly compatible with “ Translating a single book of the
what you hold at present; and tho' Hebrew Scriptures is oot the work of you may reasonablý object to under
He cannot attend to every take the laborious part of the duty in thing. Friendly communications, like
Four own person, yet whoever you your's to me, are necessary. I sent should employ as a curate would act Bishop Lowth such material observa. immediately under
your own eye and tions as occurred to me on a diligent direction. "The offer, I am satisfied, reading of his Isaiah ; and his Lord.
was made on the part of Sir John, ship was so good as to say that he purely from the esteem and regard would have admitted them into an
he has for you, without the smallest Appendix, if they had come to him early enough for his second edition.
* Dr. Wm. Newcome. In 1795 he Mr. Blayoey's work will be very use. was translated to the Archbishopric of ful to better Hebreans, who may Armagh, and died in 1800.