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y, indeed, she will never go much into from so vicious a book. I am sorry to hear ier garden and her family amuse her; you have read it: a confession which no ne idea of company is death to her. modest lady should ever make. I scarcely ever see a human face but each other's. know a more corrupt work.' I thanked him gh in such deep retirement, I am never for his correction ; assured him I thought because I am not reduced to the fatigue full as ill of it now as he did, and had only tertaining dunces, or of being obliged read it at an age when I was more subject to en to them. We dress like a couple of be caught by the wit, than able to discern the mouches, dispute like a couple of mischief. Of Joseph Andrews I declared my ts, eat like a couple of Aldermen, walk decided abhorrence. He went so far as to · couple of porters, and read as much as refuse to Fielding the great talents which wo doctors of either university.

are ascribed to him, and broke out into a wish the fatal 20th was well over : noble panegyric on his competitor, Richardad the anniversary of that day. On son; who, he said, was as superior to him in wedding day she went to the abbey, talents as in virtue; and whom he proe she staid a good while; and she said nounced to be the greatest genius that had iad been to spend the morning on her shed its lustre on this path of literature. and's grave; where, for the future, she ld always pass her wedding days. Yet

Hampton, 1780. eems cheerful, and never indulges the “I have been spending a week with my melancholy in company. She spends so good friends the Diceys: they have an admifew hours in her bed, that I cannot ima- rable house, and, as far as I can judge of the how she can be so well : but her very grounds in their present winter dress, they E activity, both of body and mind, has, are exceedingly pretty. The Duke of anly speaking, preserved her life.

Bridgewater has a seat in the parish. We Mrs. Boscawen had made a little party lived very placidly. The good parson read h she thought I should like: for you to us every evening. Mr. Dicey lives like a

know there are no assemblies or great prince. I never saw any establishment more es till after Christmas, and till then it is consistently liberal and handsome thoughout. the fashion to wear jewels, or dress at Mr. D. saw me safe home, and loaded me This last custom bas, I think, good sense with apples, cream, cheeses, &c;—not being economy in it, as it cuts off a couple of able to procure any game. I really thought ths from the seasons of extravagance : they would have made me bring away some

fancy it redeems but little from the of their clothes and furniture. As Mrs. ts, for one may lose a good deal of Garrick's year is out, we have been very ey in a very bad gown.

busy sending round her cards of thanks. I

suppose they include seven hundred people, London, 1780.

six hundred of whom I dare say she will spent a very comfortable day yesterday hardly ever let in again. Miss Reynolds; only Dr. Johnson, and

“We pack off on Tuesday for good as they Williams and myself. He is in but

say, all except Liddy; and we regret leaving health, but his mind has lost nothing of

a new cow, and a young calf; and the birds Egour. He never opens his mouth but that we feed three times a day at the window learns something; one is sure either of

are to be left on board wages; a small loaf ing a new idea, or an old one expressed being to be brought them every morning. original manner. We did not part till

I think I have told you a great deal of news. He scolded me heartily, as usual,

“Your letters are as full of deaths as the I differed from him in opinion, and, as

weekly bills of mortality; or as an honest 1, laughed when I flattered him. I was

man who dined here the other day called hold in combating some of his darling them, the bills of morality.' Who would adices ; nay, I ventured to defend one or have thought they had been London bills.

of the Puritans, whom I forced him to - to be good men, and good writers. aid he was not angry with me at all for g Baxter. He liked him himself ; 'but REVIEW.— The Day-Star of the World's said he · Baxter was bred up in the

Freedom ; an Ebenezer for the First -lishment, and would have died in it, if Day of August, 1834. By John Mori=uld have got the living of Kidderminster. son, D. D. ; published by the Sunday was a very good man.' Here he was School Union. London. 1834. g; for Baxter was offered a bishoprick The substance of this little volume was the restoration. I never saw Johnson really angry with

delivered before the associated ministers but once; and his displeasure did him so

and churches of the Chelsea and Pimlico honour that I loved him the better for

districts of the metropolis. It is an I alluded rather flippantly, I fear, to attempt to improve the very interesting - witty passage in 'Tom Jones:' he events of the first of August, by reviewing ed. I am shocked to hear you quote the past humiliating history of slavery, by

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pointing attention to the present joyful fied without a sketch, at least, of the deliverance from it, and by directing the tical history, and the manners or 12 : hopes and the efforts of his readers to the countries ; nor can there be a doubt.'! improvement of past advantages, and to such a sketch, if drawn with comtects fresh exertions in behalf of those whom a familiar and engaging manner, sur : the justice of British citizens has at length highly beneficial to the yoathful rezzi raised to the rank of men. We admire scriptures. the spirit in which it is written, and we This effort of Mrs. Sigourney to em the more cordially recommend it to general deficiency in literature, which all reade perusal, because it contemplates universal scripture have felt, and done more t. emancipation, and because it exposes the those teachers who are surrounded unparalleled inconsistency and want of circles of inquiring youth, is worthy ct principle exhibited by the Americans, in highest commendation. Her styles the maintenance of their atrocious system. tremely plain, and the incidents wer

towards scriptural texts are carefu ya

yet pleasingly narrated. Without a Review:- Evening Readings in History; lutely saying that she has left to roocomprising portions of the History of any competitor, we may assert

, that Assyria, Egypt, Tyré, Syria, Persia, little work will strengthen the pięty

, * and the Sacred Scriptures ; with Ques- it enlarges the knowledge of the I. tions, arranged for the use of Family generation. Circles. By Mrs. L. H. Sigourney, of New Hartford, Connecticut. Reprinted from the American edition. Wurd and REVIEW. Parental Duties in the Co. London. 1834.

motion of Early Piety. By thai" The name of Mrs. Sigourney is in itself a

Jacob Abbott, of Boston, A merka, --

thor of The Young Christian," }... sufficient stamp to warrant the merit of a work intended for the instruction of chil.

T. Ward, 8 Co. London. 1834. dren. To give to history, and to ancient Tas is an importation from the natifs history in particular, a tone of interesting rary stores of America, and belongs simplicity, and thus to render it responsive class which seems to be as prolift u to the artless inquiries of childhood, was to United States as it is at present in to be expected only from a female writer; country,—that which has for its objets and yet how few, if any, of the female religious instruction of the rising gener writers of the present day, distinguished as Mr. Abbott considers it the first on this intellectual period is for the usefulness parental duties to enforce upon chai.». as well as the brilliancy of the feminine the filial duty of absolute-of almost pen, are qualified either by their course of sive obedience; and this for the per studies or their habits of thinking, for the of implanting upon the human mad." task of breaking down the ruggedness of divine truths which are the foundats the history of ancient empires, so as to christian knowledge. There is a no make pleasure.paths of them, on the sides tone, and an imperfection of ander of which children may pluck the flowers of most of these pages, which render it doek knowledge ? Women, it must be con- ful to us whether this work will ever ben fessed, do sometimes surprise us with won- the least degree, so popular in Ex«* ders in this line, and absolutely bring us society as it is said to be in its content nosegays from regions where we have country. There may be more proiec wandered with much pain in the days of freedom in the United States, bet 25.1. our academic studies, and found little us there is a mental freedom which was except thorns. The very doctors in divi- —which must not — be restrained

, w nity, and gownsmen of college, for the which will ultimately make all other to most part, treat the history of ancient dom, not merely more ample, but se Africa as a mere piece of school know. secure. Mr. Abbott would bave a sou be ledge, and are contented with a very vague lieve because a father believes ; beets outline, comprising a few conventionally England a son believes, because he be received particulars. The history of Assy- those to be truths in which his te ria and Egypt is, however, so connected, believes. The direct conclusion we steret on many important points, with that of be apt to draw from Mr. A.'s work, rok Judea, and consequently with the historic he-ihat religious instruction is much to and prophetic portious of scripture, that to be depended upon in America te v an inquiring mind can never be fully satis. have been informed it is, and the sce

tures.

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collateral conclusion would be -- that in After a careful perusal of these pages, United States, under Mr. A.'s system, a which, if they cannot properly be termed th is more likely to believe in his father amusing, are certainly extremely interest2 in the scriptures ; while in England, ing, we have not the smallest doubt that ler our more liberal system, a youth is many lives have been already preserved, 2 to believe in scripture if he believes at and the lasting consequences of many We teach our youth to think, and then serious accidents prevented, by these lecbelieve; the American forces them to ieve, and leaves them to think and lerstand as they can.

Review. - Conversational Erercises on

the Gospels. In Two Volumes. Vol. 1:

Questions. Vol. 2 : Answers. London, - Accidents of Human Life ;

Holdsworth and Ball. 1834. with Hints for their Prevention, or the We are informed in the short preface of Removal of their Consequences. By this little useful work, that it was written to Newton Bosworth, F.R.A.S. Second assist classes in scriptural knowledge, and Edition, enlarged. Ward and Co. Lon- it now appears in print to encourage such don, 1834.

as may have influence and leisure sufficient

for the purpose of assembling a Bible class is little work ought to be in the hands around them. The work corresponds, as every person, young and old, for it pro- to the Harmony of the Gospels, with des the mind with a magazine of resources, Townsend's “ New Testament Arranged," nich, in the greater and lesser accidents and the questions and answers have been, which every human being is continually in almost every instance, suggested by such ible, may afford immediate aid, or prevent standard works as Scott, Doddridge, Ilenry, insequences of a serious and afflicting cha- Calmet, &c. To enter into any detail of a

“ The occurrence of an accident,” work of this nature cannot be requisite, but pserves the author in his preface, “ calls we are of opinion that those who are seriously i prompt exertion; and often leaves no engaged in imparting not merely to youthme for reasoning, deliberation, or inquiry: ful minds, but to the more adult inquirer , then, the minds of the actors in the hasty into Christian knowledge, principles, as the ene be uninformed as to the proper mode foundation of their faith and their hopes of f proceeding, it is evident that, in many salvation, there cannot be an assistant more ises, the danger of increasing the evil will exact or correct in the arrangement of the e, at least, as great as the probability of truths to be taught, or consequently better emoving or lessening it. And how often, calculated to impress upon the memory of specially in the country, do we meet with the learner the intimate connexion of those versons so egregiously ignorant of what is truths with one another. proper to be done, in any emergency, that heir assistance is rather to be deprecated han desired ?"

It is certain, that the instruction contained n this volume cannot be impressed at too zarly a period upon the mind; and we are 1. The Church at Philippi ; or, the old by the author, that he considered a Doctrines and Conduct of the Early course of addresses to young persons, as the Christians Illustruted, &c., by S. Baynes, best mode of conveying the information he (Leslie, London.) The progress of divine had to impart. Such addresses, or familiar truth is of necessity a subject of deep interest lectures, were delivered to his resident pu- with all in whose minds the day-star of pils at Merton Hall Academy, Cambridge, evangelical hope has arisen : and those are and attended by persons of the University, unworthy of the sacred name of Christians, who not only approved the plan, but fur. who look, without emotion, upon the efforts nished or suggested several observations which are being made in the present day and incidents.

towards its universal prevalence. Akin to The utility of the work will be seen by this interest is also that curiosity which we the character of its contents, where we find feel, to know all tha can be told us relafour addresses on the accidents from fire ; tive to the history of the primitive churches three on those occasioned by water; one, of Christ; such as their geographical posiof a very interesting nature, relative to the tion, numerical strength, trials

, conquests, accidents at play ; with a lecture on the graces, &c. To gratify this taste the above accidents to which travellers are liable. mentioned volume has been produced, in

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2. Rhymes for Youthful Historians; præcocem maturitatem trahuot. Pepe designed to assist the Memory in retuin- quod et aliud tabulatum esse debebat, ir ing the most Important Dates in Ancient admoveantur, ne rursus suffitione treen History, aud the principal Events in the sint.” (Lib. i. c. 6.) It seems by this * History of England ; with Portraits of sage, that the smoke of the fires, vac Thirty-five Sovereigns, (E. Wilson, Lon. were under their baths, was cooreyed don.) An excellent epitome this, which pipes or funnels into adjoining Mots cannot be too strongly recommended to called “fumaria," over which other de parents and teachers, as an entertaining or lofts were built, into which the method of impressing upon the memory of vessels were put to receive the benefi children facts and dates connected with the heat, in order to ripen it. And, history. It is decidedly the best book of suppose, Horace alludes to this custom the kind we have ever seen. The rhymes putting the wine vessels into upper en are easy and agreeable, without being too for that purpose, when, addressing 3 diffuse; and there is a pith and terseness in amphora, he says, many of the lines, which has often sur

Descende Corvino jubente prised us.

Promere languidiora vina. 3. A Practical Exposition of Saint Paul's Epistle to the Romans, by the Rev. R. Anderson, (Hatchard & Son, London, the wines, it is probable that in some places

As one design of this custom was to IT This Exposition is such as may strictly be called popular, and is better fitted for the

the merchants, who are generally desta closet than it is for the study of the divine.

to push on trade, and make the quais It is in fact the substance of a series of vessels in the fumaria to ripen the

return of their money, might place Expository Lectures, delivered by the author to the people of his charge; so that the sooner, by which means they este much learned criticism, or erudite specula- contract too much of the smoke. "Hazes tion, would, under such circumstances, have perhaps, that of Martial : been singularly out of place, besides that Improba Massiliæ quicquid fumaria e the author himself informs us that the prac

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A te, Murina venit," &c. tical view which may be taken of this part of the Word of God, was that which he And Pliny, speaking of wines, says*** chiefly laboured to unfold. We do not reliquis in Narbonensi genitis asserere profess to accord with the expositor in all non est, quoniam officinam ejus rei laser his views. What he has advanced upon tingentes fumo, utinamque Chap. viii. ver. 18 to 23, seems at best but medicaminibus noxiis."'H. N. xiv.d. Ani very superficial : but upon the whole there again : “Vinum, si sit fumo inveterate. is in this volume much pious counsel, and insaluberrimum est, sound divinity, which may be read with apothecis excogitavere. Jam et permet great advantage by persons of different theo- familias ætatem addi his, quæ per se came logical creeds.

traxere. Quo certe vocabulo satis ctes.
dedere prisci, quoniam et materias carnes
fumus erodit ;
amaritudine vetustatem indui habema'

Ixxiii. 1. [From Professor Ward's MSS. Adversariæ.]

It seems by these passages The fullest account of this matter, which I if the wine received some smack we wt know of, is in Columella. He is speaking from the smoke, which may be further which he divides into three parts; urbunam, culum quoque vinum, ut longam of the situation and form of a country seat, firmed by a place in Palladius-"A" rusticam, and fructarium; under the second simulare ætatem, melitoti uncian ca. of which he has the following passage.

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is, et in sextarius quinquaginta coclearia “ Et caprarum gregibus sua laus est. Agrireconde, et vas ponis in fumo." Octob. genti maxime eam augente gratiam fumo." 14. And the same, one would think, xii. 42. ht be gathered from the words of The advantage it received from the

smoke, was very probably both as to taste Hic dies, anno redunte, festus

and colour. I asked a friend, who is well Corticem adstrictum pice demovebit Amphoræ fumum bibere institutæ.

skilled in chemistry, whether the smoke

would penetrate an earthern vessel, (as the xpression fumum bibere is likewise amphora was, and probably the cadus,) but I by Martial, speaking of cheese : he could give me no direct answer, having, quemcunque focum, nec fumum caseus omnem as he said, never tried the experiment. velabrensem qui bibit, ille sapit.

Could it get in at the top through the Ep. xiii. 32.

stoppage, which was usually of cork, covered presume the smoke itself, or at least

with pitch ? tinge of it, must have reached the cheese,

E. G. B. n what Pliny says, speaking of cheese :

ETEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL at Walsall, from July 23, to Aug. 22, 1834, inclusive. The situation of Walsall is so near the Centre of England, that its Temperature may be taken as the Average of the whole Kingdom.—Latitude 520, 34', 30" N.; Longitude 1o, 57', 0" W.—Thermometer in the shade N.W. aspect.

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