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I pretended to be knowing in the laws of the land (having made it my ftudy for these five and forty years); and because I am so, that was the reason of such
my behaviour : for as long as you had the King's arms engraved on your mace, and acted under his authority, had I come here, I would have bowed my body in obedience to his authority, by which you were first called. But, Mr. Speaker, since you and this houfe have renounced all your duty and allegiance to your fovereign, and natural liege lord the King, and are become a den of thieres, should I bow myself in this house of Rimmon, the Lord would not pardon me in this thing.” This speech provoked the house fo much, that without any trial, they voted him and Sir Francis Butler, guilty of high treason, and fixed the day of execution ; but were diverted from it by a droll speech of that remarkable buffoon, Henry Martyn. After this, they fent a committee from the Commons House to Newgate to Judge Jenkins, and made this offer to him,
“ That if he would own their power to be lawful, they would not only take off the sequestrations from his estate, which were about 500).. per annum, but would also settle a pension on him of 1000l. a year.” To which he answered, “ Far be it from me to own rebellion (although it was successful) to be lawful ;" fo he desired to see their backs. Then the chief of them made another proposal to the Judge, and said,
" He should have the same as was offered before, if he would but permit them to put it in print, that he did own and acknowledge their power to be lawful and just
, and would not gainsay it.” To this he answered, " That he would not connive at their so doing, for all the money they had robbed the kingdom of; and should they be fo impudent as to print any such matter, he would sell his doublet and coat, to buy pens, ink, and paper, and would set forth the Commons House, in their proper colours." (That is, he would make them appear to be scandalous, impudent, and lying rebels.) When they found him so firm, one of the committee used this motive, “You have a wife and nine children, who all will starve if youl refuse this offer: so consider, for their fakes; they make up ten preiling arguments for your compliance.”—“ What (said the Judge) did they de
you to press me in this matter ?”—“I will not say they did (replied the committee-man) but I think they press you to it without speaking at all.”— With that the old man's anger was heightened to the utmost
, and in a passion he said, “Had my wife and children petitioned you in this matter, I would have looked on her as a whore and them as bafiards." Upon this the committee departed, and he continued in Newgate till the restoration ; shortly after which he died.
The following extract, at the same time that it elucidates a passage in our immortal bard, forms a pleating contrast between the reverence which our ancestors had for holy things, even during the time of war and in an enemy's ground, and the sacrilege which the desolating fpirit of infidelity has led the French of late years to commit. It is taken from the " Cent nouvelles nouvelles," and I have scrupulously observed the old orthography.
Il fceut que l'ung de les gens auoit derobbé en une eglise le Tabernacle ou l'on met Corpus Domini, & a bons deniers comptans vendu. Je ne sçay pas la juste somme; mais il estoit grant & beau, d'argent doré tres gentement elmaillé. Monseigneur Thalebot, quoy qu'il fult tres cruel, & en la guerre tres criminel, fi avoit en grant reverence toujours en eu?
l'Eglise, & ne vouloit que nul monftier ne Eglise le feu on boutaft ne derobast quelque chose, & ou il sçauoit qu'on le fift, il en faisoit merueilleufe discipline de ceulx qui en ce faisant trespasfoient son commandement." Nouv. v.
“ Fortune is Bardolph's foe, and frowns on him ;
Henry V. Ads.
A French Marquis coming to pay his devotions at the shrine of a Saint, found the niche empty, as his image was gone to the silversmith to be repaired: but that he might not be suspected of want of civility, he left a card for his godship, to acquaint him with his intended visit.
In Sion College Library, are some very fine copies of the Talmud. Two of these were presented to it in rather an extraordinary manner, as the following copy of an infcription in a blank leaf in the first volume will shew.
“ THE PARISHONERS of SE JOHN the Euangelists in Watlingstreet in London gave this Babilonian Talmud to the new Librarie in Zion College which great and rare work consists of 12 volumes printed at Venice by that famous Hebrue Printer Daniel Bomberge Anno Dominį 1548.
The price of this whole worke-261: given by the parishoners afforefaid being in number 18 : upon the motion of Mr George Walker Rector of ye Parish The names of the contributing Parishoners
1 5 0
00 10 Mr James Noell
00 10 Mr Thomas Parkes
00 10 Q Mr Nicholas Alvey
00 10 0 Mr Lister
The other set is a copy of the Bâlle Edition by Frobenius. In a leaf in the first volume is the following infcription.
This Babilonian Talmud consisting of Sixe large Volumes was given to the Librarye of Zion College in London.
price 16 The well affected Citizens who contributed to the price of it were these.
£. $. d. Mr John Parker Marchaunt in Soper Lane Mr Richard Turner Draper in Watling street Mr John Shipton Grocer in Friday street Mr John Pope Salter in Friday street Mr John Pocock Draper in Watling street Mr John Fenne Haberdasher in Bread street Mr William Lemman Linnendraper in Cheapfide Mr Samuel Davies Marchaunt in Wallbrooke Mr Joseph Davies his brother Mr Steven Goodyear mercer in Lumbard street Mr Thomas Collins Lineudraper in Friday street Mr George Warren Linendraper in Cheapside
0 Mr Thomas Stevens Haberdasher in ye Poultrie Mr John Revell Sopeboiler in Thames street
0 1 10 0 0 0
“ What is the feal of the holy and blefteå God? Rabbi Bivai, in the name of R. Reuben, said nos Truth-What is nos? R. Bon said, it is the living God, the King of the universe. Resch Lukisch said, x is the first letter in the alphabet; p is the middle letter, and n is the last. As if "he had said, I am the first who have received (my kingdom) of none, and besides me there is no God. I know no equal : and I also am the last, who will not deliver it to another.”— Jerusalem Talmud. Sanhedrin, Chap. i. fol. 18.
“ Pilate faith unto him, What is Truth?” John xviii. 38. Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." Rev. xxii. 13.
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PO E T R Y.
THE PILGRIM. The following ingenious Poem was delivered in the character of a Pilgrim,
at a Masquerade, given by the LORD LIEUTENANT of Ireland, on the
Ah listen to the PILGRIM's tale; Nor CARMEL's holy mount were free; Upon his labours kindly (mile,
The groves of SHARON echoed still, Who follows you with fervent zeal. With lengthened cries of misery ! 11.
X, If nine long years unceasing toil, On Acon's wallstheCHRISTIAN KNIGHT
O’er many a distant land and sea, The blood-red Cross of England rais’d, Since last I saw
In guilty haste, and wild affright
XI. When discord here began to roam, Where'er my toilsome steps I turn'd,
And bade all focial comfort cease, Pursuing still my weary, way,
I bent my steps with fearful haste; I heard the British thunder peal ;
The wilds of rude Saint Bernard rose; I saw the British lightning dart,
XIV. From fair Italia’s fragrant groves,
And then, my long-expected Star, The feats of Love and Piety,
The Star of Peace, began to smite; The trumpet scar’d the frighted doves, I hail'd its lovely beams from far, Nor love, nor peace, were there for me. And saw them gild my native Ille. VII.
XV. At length, ('twas clallic ground I trod,). Bles Ille! where Peace and Beauty dwell,
I killed the rocky shores of Greece; No more a Wanderer wou'd I roam; But there too, WAR, had raised his rod Wou'd fome dear maid my heart compel And trampled on the fane of PEACE! To pay its vows of truth at home. VIII.
XVI. From thence to holy Pale;line,
Blest Ine! thy SOVEREIGN's Natal Day
His faithful fervant still to prove,
Republic. No demand was made by the STILL continues to manifest a decided First Conful, as had been previously re
dispolition for reducing all the here- ported, for the general liberation of the tofore great powers of Europe, to the European laves in Algiers, it being standard of her friends, or allies. In the confined with respect to that subject, to mention of these in one of the late på- those who had been taken on board vefpers, relative to the German indemnities, tels in the French service; nor was the the insirely forgot the name of the Elector report correct, of its being the intention of Hanover, or that of the King of Great of France to infilt upon a sum of money Britain, though with respect to the fu- as a present indemnity, together with a ture disposal of continental power, our future annual uibute, no luch demand lovereign is more interelted than féveral appearing in the letter of the First Conother potentates who might be named !-- túl. The views of France, with respect Against the proceedings of Ruflia, Prufa to the Barbary powers, appear thus to fia, and France, in the business of the have been bounded merely by the desire indemnities, the Emperor of Germany of obtaining satisfaction for insults rehas remonstrated, and even indicated a ceived, and a guarantee from the Dey disposition to use force in taking poffef- against fimilar injuries in future. fion of the city of Passau, which those In Switzerland, only, the power and powers had awarded to the Elector of the plans of the French Comul are opBavaria, but without success; his troops posed. The leffer cantons of Vri, have been withdrawn, and the high-con- Schwitz, and Unterwald, are in open intracting parties have signified their de- surrection, but against these General termination to adhere to the letter of this Andermatt, the Commander in Chief of plan without any modification.
the troops of the Helvetic Republic, has A French marine expedition, for the commenced his operations, by taking first time since the commencement of the possession of Rengg, which opens for Jast war, has been successful.-We als him a passage into the canton of Underlude to Algiers, of which the following walden. In this unhappy contest, the are particulars extracted from the official Helvetian Republic possesses an evident paper :-The Day has accedied to all the fuperiority over the Jeffer cantons, who demands of the First Consul. The do not themielves appear to be firinly French squadron, commanded by Rear- vnited in the cause, for which they have Admiral Leislegues, appeared before Al taken up arins. It does not seem progiers on the 5th of August, having on bable, therefore, that the contest can be board Adjutant Commandant Huilin, of any long duration, though it is deeply with a letter from the First Conful to the to bé lamented that it should have proDey, demanding a reparation for the in- ceeded to fuch an unfortunate extremity. juries offered to the French flag. This Happily for Portugal, the conduct of officer, on his landing, was received in the French Ambaffador at Lisbon, which the most distinguished manner by the we noticed in our last postscript, has not Dey, who, after perusing the letter of been approved by his government, though the First Consul, prepared an answer, in of the causes that gave rise to his abrupt which he agreed, conformably to the de departure from Lisbon, the French jourmand contained in the letter, to liberate nals have published nothing new. the crews of two Neapolitan vessels, one
Concomitant with the reports of the of which had been taken by his cruiters answer of Lord Hawkesbury, to the ennear the coast of France, and the other, quiries of the Turkilh merchants, rewhilst employed in the French service. pecting commercial privileges granted to He also agrees to punish the Rafs, who the French, we now find that an equal carried into Algiers two French villels, liberty of trading to the Black Sea, is and promises to respect in future the granted to the Englih; still the value of French flag and the flag of the Italian this privilege mult depend upon the dispoVol. III, Churcbm, Mag. Sept. 1802.