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More in Quantity and greater Pariety than ang Book of the Kind and Price,
Meteorol. Diaries for July 1785, & June 1786 446 Curious Biblical Question fully discussed
Monument for Howard liberally enforced 447 Critique on a Pafiage in Virgil

432 Grammatical Nicety.-Rem.on Eton School 448 Thoughts on a Butcher's Trial at Goildhall 483 Illiberal Abuse of the Stuarts censured 450 Recommendations of the Statue for HOWARD 484 Lift of the late Mr. Dancombe's Works 451 Remarks on Cole and Pen, Co. Somerset

485 Traditiooal Scory of S. Robert de Shurland 453 Queries relative to History of God tow House 486 1

Orig. Letter from Sir T. Lyttelton to Chubb 454 Miscellaneous Obferv. on Milion and nibers 487 Correspond. from Russia, on Nat. Hift. &c. 455 Some Account of Gold and Silver Fishes

488 Original Letters on Chatterton and Rowley 460 Proceedings in Parliament continued 489–495 Strictures on Annotations in the New Tatler 464 | INDEX INDICATORIUS

495 Remark. quick Growth of Lombardy Poplars 467 REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.-Nr Ancient Seal and Sculpture illuftrated


Woide's Edition of the celebrated Alexandrian Liberal Disquifiions on the Pi&ure of Job 470

MS. of the New Testament.-Hayley's Eifay Anc. Fioula, Coins, remark. Iofcription, &c. 472 on Old Maids, &c. &c.

495-510 Curious Heraldic loformation on Fetyplace 473 Catalogue of New Publications

510 Topograph, Hift, of Aukborough, Co. Linc. 474 Variety of ORIGINAL POETRY

512-516 Description of Clifton Maubauk House 475 Foreign Affairs---American, Irish, Scorch, Pori, THE TRIFLER, No. VI.


Country, and Domestic News, &c. 517-526 A Key to the Idler and Rambler requested 479 Price of Graio, &c.

527 Error of Painters in representing Apparitions 480 Lifts of Births, Marriages, Deaths, &c. 528–331 Epitaph on Dean Milles, and W. Dickins itid.' Daily Variations in the Prices of Stock's

532 Adorned with a view of the Monument of Sis ROBERT DE SNURLAND; the SUFFERINCS

of Job (in Continuation of the former Historic Picture); a remarkable ICE-Boat; Coins; INSCRIPTIONS ; &c. &c.


J U NE, 1786.


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LONDON, Printed by J. NICHOLS, for D. HENRY, Jate of Saint John's GATE.

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446 Meteorological Diaries for July, 1785, and June, 1786. July. Barometer.

Days. Inch. 20ths


"Weather in July 1785.


bright and hot. 1


rain, clouds and fun. 3 29 15 59


brisk wind, clouds and fun. 29 15 63


hot air, clouds and fun.3 29 13 65


.8 rain, clouds and fun..
29 16


clouds and fun.


clouds and fun.


clouds and fun. 4

clouds and sun, sultry.


br.and hot, brisk wind, cool erede 29 16


bright and hot, cool even, 29 17


bright and hot. 13 29


br. & hot, brisk wind, cool even.7 14 29



Turid sky, rain. 15 29


overcali and Aill, cool air, rain. 29 14


clouds and fun, thunder. 17 29 13 60


rain, thunder. 18 29


clouds and fun, brisk wind. 19 29



heavy clouds & wind, rain, thun, 29 6 62 W

heavy clouds, dift. show, thund, 29




rain, hafty showers.



heavy clouds, thunder, rain. 23 29 16


clouds and sun, 9 24 29 17


cloudy, 25


overcast. 26 27

No journal kept. 28 29 30 29 14

clouds and fun. 10 31 29 14 59


clouds & sun. dift.thund. & show.

OBSERVATIONS. 1 Therm. 80 at 2 o'clock P.M. Bloom of vines perfumes the garden_2 Beans and peas

plenty. Very low rides.-3 Slight cro of hay. Therm. 78 at 2 o'clock P. M. 4 Bloom of limes perfumes the air.-s Therm. 83 at 2 o'clock P.M.- Very high tide.--7 Leaves of black and Italian poplars much eaten by the caterpillar of the phalvna bombyx solicis. - Oats reaped. - Rye reaped.-10 Some wheat reaped. Leaves of horse:chesouts and Jimes fade.


METEOROLOGICAL TABLE for June, 1786. Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Barom. Weather

Barom. Weather vo. pts. in June 1786.

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72" 62 30,28 fair
56 71 58 30,4 fair
58 72 60 30,34 fair
64 7863 30,3

74 61 30,28 rain
58 64.1 56 30,2 towery
55 60 54 30,15 cloudy

54:29,9 cloudy
52 70 53|29,77 fair
60 68 5829,83 fair
59 72 60 29,86 fair

13 60 65 56,29,9

72 61 129,81 fair

71 62 29,8 towery
16 62

73 63 129,82 fair
17 63 72 61 29,84 thunder thower


70 66 29,76 howery
60 69' 63 29,9 thowery
59 70 64 29,91 thowery

65 71 66 129,9 fair

66 29,84 fair
24 63 72

65 30,


74 66 30,7 fair
26 6572 63 130,2 thowery



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W. CARY, Mathematical Instrument-Maker, opposite Arundel-Street, Strand.

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Bafingball-freet, fune 20. but the public applause which is due to XX**O evince my approba great and virtuous actions cannot be

tion of erecting a Mo. ungrateful to the god-like breast of


morate the godlike ac Suppose therefore the first five per

tions of the living How- fons who subscribe TEN GUINEAS each, *WARD, I inclose a draft or upwards, be appointed a committee

for ten guincas, to be to carry such a DESIGN into execuappropriated to that DESIGN.

tion; which committee may be afterPersuaded as I am, that his charac. wards augınented, by selecting from ter and writings will survive the most the subscribers at large such persons durable monument of friendship; yet whose taste and abilities may further such an example of approbation appears affist in designing a MONUMENT to to me calculated to promote many be- HOWARD. neficial purposes, though it cannot aug

JOHN ÇOAKLEY LETTSOM. ment the zeal of this amiable man in P.S. If this paper be thought wore the pursuit of lesseniug human misery. thy of insertion in the Gentleman's Ma. Public approbation of private and pub• gazine, I have nu objection to its public virtucs, whilft it acknowledges a lication ; nor have I any to being apdebt due to intrinsic merit, refle&s the pointed to receive subscriptions with any highest honour on the community; for banker or bankers, further to ensure to reward virtue is a pleasing proof of success. its prevalence; and that it does prevail, As there are many circumstances fin. the MONUMENT of HOWARD will gular in the conduct of HOWARD, teftify.

which tend to his security, besides Virtue, whether Mining in the public cleanliness, I thought of adding fome walks of life, or emitting the soft rays outlines of his history : but, fearful of of human benevolence in the dungeons diverting the public attention from the of misery, will ever obtain its own in- subject of a monument, I have refrained ternal reward beyond all the powers of from such addition, though, would it sculpture ; but to exhibit that evidence prove acceptable, I could perhaps pree to the public, to excite emulation in pare a little efray for a subsequent Ma. virtuous pursuits, and to induce specta - gazine, and am, respectfully, tors to go aud do so likewise, nothing

J. C. LETTSOM. fcems more conducive than a MONU *** We thankfully accept the offers MENT to HOWARD.

of this truly benevolent correspondent; The prefent moment, during his abo' and shall be obliged to him for his prosence in TURKEY, is the most proper puled communication. Subscriptions to accomplish such a DESIGN. With for the MONUMENT to HOWARD will goodness of heart he unites exemplary now be received by Messrs. GOSLINGS, humility ; and a perfection of mind bankers, Flect-treet: Dr. LETTSOM, . rarely equallcd is veiled by a mo- Basinghall-frcet; and J, NICHOLS, detty that thuns praise and adulation ; printes, Red Lion Pallage, Fleet-ltreet;


448 Statue to Mr. Howard liberally enforced. - Grammatical Speaking. till the latt . day of September : by MR. URBAN,

June 20. , , Ben

EING lately on a tour into the fund will be raised. If our expectations country, I stopped for a day or two are disappointed, the subscriptions fhall 'at Eton, that for at of all situations for a then be punctually returned.' EDIT, school. Though I was well acquainted

with the place, yet to enjoy the rememMR. URBAN,

June 2. brance of past times, I never fail to inMUCHI

JCH has been said of late in one dulge myself with strolling about the

of our best evening papers (which college, the fields, the river, &c. One not unfrequently borrows a paragraph novelty, however, presented itself to from your Miscellany) on the different my notice, the statue of the pious founmerits of oratory and grammar; and det Henry VI. The late fellow, Mr. the present affectation of talking gram. Betham, having left a sum of 7ool. for matically has been properly noticed. I this purpose, a very elegant flatue in Thould think it was a sufficient refutation marble has been executed by Mr. Baof that practice, to try the conversation. con, and last week fent down, in order language of all comedies from Thespis to be exhibited publicly at the ensuing and Plautus to the last in modern times. I election : it is placed againft the wall have somewhere read, that what contri-, in the anti-chapel, fronting the iron buted to make the anticnt comedies gate in the center of the inner one, obscure, was the introduction of many elevated upon four or five steps, under a words not to be found in dictionaries : Gothic arch, with this plain inscription call them cant words if you will, or ra under it : ther corruptions and abbreviations of

POSUIT what is called grammar, such as 'em

EDWARDUS BETHAM, for tbem, good bye t'ye for God be with COLLEGII HUJUSC: Sucius. you, &c &c. which will never find a The founder holds a model of Eton place in the best edition of Johnson's chapel in his hand, very curiously exe-. Dictionary. If conversation and fami cured. The figure, and the whole, liar letter writing are to be fettered by does infinite credit to Mr. Bacon as an grammatical rules, we shall be as long artist; but we must look further, and making a compliment as preaching a consider how much praise is due to that ferinon or pronouncing a grace, which, gentleman, whose gratitude prompted God knows, are both short enough him to leave fo' handsome a fum for among fashionable folks. Letters, perpetuating the founder's memory, to unlefs of state or business, are under whose munificence he owed his early food to be the first thoughts or obser- education, and, to the latest day of his vations of the writer, who conveys life, all his comforts and conveniencies. altem to his friend without a view of Of Mr. Betham you have made ho. their being printed. But as I think nourable mention in your Mag. sol. there is a material difference between a LIII. p. 1063. Permit me to add, that trant of grammatical precision, and vul- the same gratitude which warmed his garity in conversation, I wish to know heart for the benefit derived from the The origin of certain phrases which oc. founder, and induced him to leave this cur in the mouths of persons who pro- beft monument to his own inemory, had fels, or are raised, to keep good com. likewise induced bim to give a butt of pany. One of these instances is, tu get the king to the college library. SHOT, SHUTT, or salt of any thing; OF Eton much has been said. As a for I have heard it pronounced all these seminary, perhaps, it is the first in the different ways. Is it to get discharged world ; for its fituation it furpasses all, or fhot of from? Skinner tells us, shoot and no college whatever has produced is in Dutch Aieten, in Saxon scoten : an more men of learning. In the great arrow, jebent, fchote. So, to get rid (quare is another statue of the, founder of, is to be rid of.

in copper, the gift of Provoft Godol. I with some person, conversant in the phin, who lies buried in the chapel. peculiarities of our different dialects, The apartments of the provost and telwould give us a dial ionary of the pro- lows are well contrived and elegant ; vipcial language, pointing out its vari- but, above all, the chapel may vie with arions from that of the capital, and of any other for its neatnels; and it is but each county respectively. We have justice to the clerk, or to whomloever had enough of hiackguard dictionaries. the care of it is committed, to acknow

Yours, &c. A. A.

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Remarks on Eton School as a Seminary. ledge he does his duty, and deservescount, five guineas every earl, and fix every commendation. The college lie guineas every marquis and duke, or el. brary is a rich repository of the choicest dest son of such, would be, at coming books and drawings, originally valu to this seminary, a proper, and not an able, but much enhanced by the dona. unreasonable gift. May I appeal to the tions of Dr. Godolphin, Dr. Wadding. feelings of a Duke of Marlborough. ton, a late bishop of Chichester, the Bridgewater, Northumberland, and orev. Mr. Reynolds, a late. fellow, and thers, who have received their educa. of whom a valuable portrait is preserved tion here, I Mould be happy; and in the audit room; Nicholas Mann, would myself be a volunteer in the acesq. of the Charter-house, augmented rive department of collecting their subthis library by a very liberal contribu- fcriptions : or it might not be improper tion; the late Richard Topham, esq. to mention that subscriptions would be of Windsor, enriched it with books and received at any of the bankers in Londrawings, collected at Rome with pro- don; and you, Mr. Urban, I am sure, fufion of expence; the late rev. Mr. would perpetuate the names of such Hetherington, one of the fellows, left fubscribers out of your own benevolence many books to the library, and, at and goodness. But to return to my his own expence, built a neat thapel From Eron I adjourned to the in the town. The upper school, a re- chapel of St. George at Windfor. Here gular and handsome building, was e. a new scene presented itself; an elegant rected by Dr. Allestree, a former and neglected Gothic chapel, perhaps provost. Mr. Reynolds, late fellow, the first the world for beauty, and from a benevolence which will do him fplendour, but dirty, and disregarded perpetual honour, left a sum of money to such a degree, as to become a nuifor the better provision of young colle- fance to the eye, and a reproach to the gians who are superannuated: this was sextons, who, I am told, receive daily a gift of the greatest magnitude. Boys en handsome donations for shewing it, yet ducated here, and superannuated ere they are regardless to the greatest degree of reach King's college (which they must shame, not so much as dufting the mo. do by a certain age), are in a very critical numents, or washing the chapel. An and deplorable situation. · Buoyed with elegant morument of the Beaufort fathe hopes till eighteen years of age, mily, is at this moment tumbling into they are then thrown on their friends, ruins, some of the principal figures whó perhaps are not able to maintain thereon being supported by common them at the university; they encounter cords or ropes; another, of the Lincoln difficulties which stare them in the face' family, totally in ruins; others, of the at breaking the egg-lhell. Can there Rutland and Exeter families, alike rube a condition more to be deplored ? inous; certainly for want of a proper Having hpped at the fream of know. report to those noble families to whom ledge, and impatiently thirsting to drink they belong. This royal chapel is, I deep of the stream, they are in a am informed, now put up for divers moment cruelly repulfed. The state repairs and ornaments, which his Ma. of such a youth, Tould not merely jelty has condescended to bestow upon -excite our pity, but rouse us to nobler it, particularly the window so much purposes, and fir us into action; pre- talked of for the east end, and the cele. vail with us to follow the laudable ex brated picture by West. This is a season ample fet us by the late very worthy therefore for all persons, whose ancet, and reverend Mr. Reynolds, and con tors are there interred, to give their tribute to a fund which would at once particular directions for the repair of do honour to qur feelings, and raise us these fepulchral monuments.

And, I a more lasting monument than can flatter myself, we thall see the pers otherwise be bestowed upon us. Did it heretofore used in the fermon time, and not favour of oftentation, I would my- the old pulpit, removed. The pave. self be.the firit to contribute my mite to ment of this royal chapel would be disa such a subscription. A variety of means graceful to a barn: perhaps his Majesty, have presented themselves to my mind whose monument from his munificence for increafing such a fund. Surely an it will become, nay dire&t a new paveentrance sum of one guinea for every ment to be laid down, as he takes great oppidant would be a proper mode ; two delight in this very beautiful temple. guineas every baronet, three guineas Or if the knights companions of the every baron, four guineas every vis garter were to contribute thereto,


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