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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,

For JULY, 1815.

Mr. URBAN,

July 1.

Each flower it feeds that on its margin THE enclosed Rural Inscriptions grows,

[spent in vain.

And bids thee blush, whose days are may, in all probability, be not unamosing to the readers of your Ma. Nor void of moral, tho‘unbeeded glides gazine. If they yield any gratification Time's current stealing on with silent

haste; to persons of taste, my pains in communicating them will be fully re

For lo ! each falling sand his folly chides, warded.

J. C.

Who lets one precious moment run to waste,

RICHARD GRAVES. 1. For a Cottage.

IV. Al the Seat of Dr. YOUNG at Welwyn, Around my porch and lonely casement spread,

(vine,

On the Entrance of the Garden. The myrtle never sere, and gadding Audissent vocem Dei deambulantis in With fragrant sweet-briar, love to in- borto ad auram post meridiem. tertwine;

Liber Genesis, c. iii. v. 8. And, in my garden's box-encircled bed,

On an Alcove. The pansy pied and musk-rose white and

Linquenda tellus, et domus, et placens red, The pink and culip, and honey'd wood

Uxor; neque harum quas colis arborum bine,

[lantine,

Te præter invisas cupressos

Ulla brevem dominum sequetur. Fling odours round the flaunting eg.

Hor. B. 2. Ode XIV. Deck my tim fence, and near, by silence led,

[cell; On a painted Board, representing a SumThe wren has wisely plac'd her mossy mer-house at the end of a Visto. And far from noise, in courtly land so rife,

Splendide mendax ! Nestles her young to rest, and warbles Invisibilia non decipiunt. well.

[glen, Here, in this safe retreat and peaceful I pass my sober moments, far from men,

Mr. URBAN,

July 2.

VERY admirer of the uvaffected life. J. BAMFYLDE.

simplicity and excellence of Holy II. For a Shepherd's Hut. Scripture must be disgusted to see the Shepherd ! seek not to be great! Prayers addressed to the Deity transTranquil io thy lone retreat ;

lated in the Plural Language. The Let the bills, and vales, and trees, Gentleman who signs M. (Part. I. p. And the rural prospect please.

422.) wishes to be referred to some Can the gaudy gilded room

foreigo book in which that mode of Vie with fields in vernal bloom?

expression is used. He is requested to Or Italia's airs excel

inquire for the Version printed at TreSweet melodious Philomel?

voux in 1702, and that at Monsip 1710; Can the trifling airs of dress

in both which he will find the Plural Grace thy modest shepherdess ?

instead of the second person singular; Happier, in her humble sphere,

a custom, I believe, invariably adThan the consort of the peer?

bered to in all Catholic New Tesla'Midst the City's tempting glare

ments. Dwell disease, and strife, and care ; I may be permitted to add that Quit not then the peaceful fold,

some Protestant Editors render the Nor exchange thy peace for gold. Greek propoun (Joba xxi.) in the Plu

J. C. ral number. Two copies of their transIII. Under an Hour-glass, in a Grotto

lation, one in French, and the other in near the Water at Claverton, near Bath.

English, are now in my possession ; This bubbling stream not uninstructive but, if a new Version of our authorized

Bible should ever appear, it is hoped, dows, Nor idly loiters to its destin'd main ;

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finement, that the old practice will be dare say that before the next Sunday, still adopted.

you will find it to be rumoured about in It must be matter of regret that in every place that you have changed your all Oxford Editions of the Bible, the principles; that from an Unitarian you verse, Luke xxiji. 32. “ There were

have become a Trinitarian ; and that, also two other malefactors," is still re

as you formerly accounted Jesus Christ

to be no more than any other man, you tained. For a very obvious reason the word other should be expunged.

now look upon him to be God. This is I observe, R. C. has added a new

a very easy experiment; and, if you will

but undertake to make it, I am fully perword to the English language. Sanc- suaded you will soon be convinced what timoniousness, though rather of un

it was that the whole body of the Jewish couth sound, appears of sufficient. Christians believed concerning the Diimportance to enlarge the Catalogue vinity of Christ when they heard the of English substantives, though hi- Apostles preaching in the same words.” therto omitted in our Dictionaries.

The title of the work from which I equally agree with him, to use the this extract is taken is, “ The Divinity words of an old author, distinguished of our Lord Jesus Christ, demonfor his learning and piety, that true strated from the Holy Scriptures, and Religion“ does not consist in the mo

from the Doctrine of the Primitive rosits of a Cynic, in the severity of Church, in a series of Letters addressed an Ascetic, or in the demureness of to the Rev. Dr. Joseph Priestley, in a Precisian; it is neither a drooping Answer to his Letters to the Rev. head, a mortified face, or a primitive Dr. Geddes. By the Rev. James beard; but it is something very dif- Barnard.” ferent, and much more excellent *.”

A PRIEST OF THE ESTABLISHED Yours, &c.

J. C.

CHURCH.
Mr. URBAN,

July 8.
Mr. URBAN,

July 13. 70U are particularly requested to the language, which Mr. Bel

insert the following passage, taken sham has been accustomed to from “Letters to Dr. Priestley," hold respecting the Established Clergy, which were published in 1789 by one leaves no room for surprise at the

learned opponents. conclusion of bis Answer I to my Se“But, if you think that, notwith- cond Address. What claim to is the standing such repeated expressions, common courtesy of civilized life" wberein divine titles, divine attributes, has a Writer, who refuses to shew and diviné works, are ascribed to Jesus such courtesy to a whole profession ? Christ, the people would not conclude

to the wbole Ministry of the Church that Jesus Christ was God; I request you only to try the following experiment. of other countries universally respect

of England ? whom the wise and good On some Sunday when you go into the

for their learning and virtue ; but pulpit to preach to your own congrega

whom Mr. Belsham calls “impostors, tion, speak of Jesus Christ in the same manner as the Apostles have spoken of and bigots, and persecutors," with Him in the passages before mentioned t:

whom “ truth is necessarily an object make use of their very words, quote the of aversion and abhorreuce ?” What places where they may be found, and claim can he have, who, in contempt leave it to your hearers to judge of the of all law and decency $, calls the Resense and meaning of them. And I ligion of his Country "the wretched * Essays by the Rev. J. Norris. + “ At the beginning of this letter."

In Gent. Mag. for June, 1815, p. 500.

“ Another species of offences against religion (says BLACKSTONE) are those wbich affect the Established Church. — And first of the offence of reviling the ordinances of the Church. This is a crime of much grosser nature than the other of mere non-conformity; since it carries with it the utmost indecency, arrogance, and ingratitude: indecency, by setting up private judgment in virulent and factious opposition to public authority: arrogance, by treating with contempt and rudeness what has at least a better chance to be right than the singular notions of any particular man. However, it is provided ty Statutes 1 Ed. VI. c. J. and i Eliz. c. 1. and c. 2. &c. — The terror of these Laws (for they seldom, if ever, were fully executed) proved a principal means, under Providence, of preserving the purity as well as decency of our National Worship. Nor can their continuance to this time (of the milder penalties at least) be thought too severe

and

of his very

relick of a dark and barbarous age?” Bp. Horsley's, and the latter, an inWhat right has be to complain of dig- vention of Mosheim's. The traces courtesy on my part, who calls me a are obvious enough to persons conBonner, and a persecutor, because I versant in ecclesiastical antiquity. I have thought it my duty to make my will, in a subsequent communication, public protest against the repeal of the bring proofs of the fact long previous Law ugainst Blasphemy,-against the to the time of Mosheim. In the mean publication of blasphemous and anti- while Mr. Belsham “has done.” He christian doctrines Unitarianism is retires from ground which he finds no a system of unbelief, which I have longer tenable. His system is indeed shewn to be founded on misrepresent- utterly untevable, but by means to ation, prevarication, and falsehoods which the cause of truth bas never ocand to be wholly aotichristiao. In the casion to resort. dissection of such a system, and of the Mr. Belsham says, he has “ taken means by wbich it is supported, the his leave of me.” The calamniator of courtesy, which conceals its deformi- the Church of England, and of the ties, and thus tends to render doubtful Clergy, complains of discourtesy,the truths, which the Scriptures have with

the same policy, and with just as . recorded, and the Primitive Church much consistency, as Buonaparte used bas trausmitted to us, appears to me to clamour against “the tyranny of to be nothing less than a coinpromise the seas," at the very time that he of truth and duty.

was harassing the Contioeot of EuMr. Belsham says, “he has done." rope with the most horrible and vexHe has done his ulmost (I have no atious oppression. doubt) in defence of Unitarianism. Mr. Belsham has taken his leave But he has not done what the publick of me.” But he will not acknowledge, had a right to expect from him. He that the system, which he bas adopted, has left uncorrected his suppression of is untenable; nor will be do the justhe authority of Tertullian,-ao au- tice that is due to the Established thority which is essentially ad verse Church, by confessing that his objecto bis opinions of Christianity. He tions to her doctrines have been has made no reply to the alleged evi- proved to originate in false principles, dence of the orihodoxy of the Church opposed to the authority of Scripture, of Jerusalem, both before and after in misconception and perversion of the time of Adrian, though that or. Scripture, and in ignorance of ecclethodoxy aunibilates the pretended siastical antiquity. Uvitarianism of the Primitive Church. Mr. Belsham has taken his leave He does not yet perceive, that “the of me.But it will be some time bequestion whether the Church of Ælia fore I shall take my leave of him. I Consisted chiefly of orthodox Hebrew have already provided ample mateChristians, who abandoned the rites of rials * for bis consideration, which the Law, for the sake of sharing the have not yet attracted his notice; and privileges of the Ælian colony," is no I have more in reserve. My inquiries part of the main question respecting into the grounds of Unitarianism did the faith of the Primitive Churcb. He not commence from personal reasons, challenges ne to discover any traces nor will they be presented or impeded of that fact, previous to the time of by personal obloquies. I shall pursue Mosheim, though it was Dr. Priesto my way tbrough evil report and ley's and his business to have proved good report;" and confine myself that there were no traces of it, before chiefly to the writings of Mr. Belthe former bad called it a forgery of sham, with this single view, that I and intolerant; so far as they are levelled at the offence, not of thinking differently from the National Church, but of railing at the Church." BLACKSTONE's Commentaries, vol. IV. p. 49. ed. 1803.

* In the following Sermon and Tracts : “ The truth, to which Christ came into the world to bear witness; and the testimony of Christ's contemporaries to bis declaration of his Divinity, confirmed by his discourses, actions, and death : A SERMON preached at Llanarth and Carmarthen.” 2. “ Evidence of the Divinity of Christ, from the literal testimony of Scripture, containing a Vindication of Mr. Sharp's Rule from the objections of the Rev. Calvin Winstanley. Second Edition." 3. “ The Bible, and nothing but the Bible, the Religion of the Church of England; being an Answer to the Letter of an Unitarian Lay-Seceder.".

may

may prove the falsity of Unitarianism tentions ; but they must now be speedily by the incompetency of its public or. perform'd, the season coming on apace. gan, and by the incongruiiy, disho. if soe, I must be a beggar for a few; for nesty, and inefficiency of the means

I have been disappointed of severall sent: employed to support it.

one particularly I lament, because I

know well collected, sent forward by Dr. Mr. Urban, you are a lover of An

Sherard, but came noe farther than tiquities, aod at the same time a zeaJous friend of the Church of England. Lyons, where Dr. Carr, who brought

had lately advice ; and I shall, therefore, beg your in- others expected from Carolina, lost in a dolgence, in the acceptance of such shipwreck on the Isle of Wight; soe that communications as I may have occa- I am like to be poor this year if not assion to send you, ou subjects most . sisted by some of my friends. I beg parimportant to us, as Christians, bolh don that I could not stay for you longer on grounds of historical antiquity, and on Saturday morn; for í bad a pressing of the deepest religious interest. occasion, wbich call'd me away, and

T. ST. DAVID's. when I came wbere I design'd, met there

fresh businesse, which sent me back to Mr. URBAN, Louth, July 14.

the other end of the town again, and TOUR Correspondent CARADOC gave me a very wearysom journey before having requested information re

gott to Enfield att night. Your ser

vant, when I call'd upon you, seem'd to specting the Rev. Dr. Robert Uve

signifie dale, the celebrated Botanist, I wrote if you please to lett me know them, none

you

had some commands for me; the Memoirs of him inserted in your shall be readier to assure you of a willing Magazine * ; and I now send you one complyance therewith than, Sir, your of ihe Doctor's Letters to Sir Hans oblig'd and most humble servant, Sloane, copied from the original in the

Rob. UVEDALE, British Museum t.

Enfield, Jan. 11th, 1698."
Yours, &c.

R. U:
“ For Dr. Slaan att the Corner House in Mr. URBAN,

June 24. T is recorded, that when Sir Chris

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Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square. I "tophero Wren schemed his famous

« SIR,

« I was very unfortunate in not have column on Fish-street-bill, so well ing opportunity to meet you wben in known by tbe name of The Monument, London, that I might have paid my he formed it bollow, to serve as a debt for the bookes sent (had I known tube for an astronomical purpose, the value, I would have left it) and en. which he laid aside, oo fioding it liable joy'd a few minutes of your good com

to be shaken by the continual passing pany; but I was soe hurried about with

of carriages along the street below. businesse, having been long absent from the town, that I bad noe time att my

This discovery appears to be of so mo. dispose. I remember the last time I

mentous a nature, that it is to be la. had the happinesse to see you, you had mented, as well as wondered al, that some thoughts of sending for a collection it did not induce him to give up the of seeds of herbaceous plants from the choice of a pillar altogether, as well King's Gardens, to Monst Tournefort. as bis astronomical application of it. I sbould be glad you those in- But, perhaps, the business might then

• Vol. LXXXIV. Part II. p. 206. Some account of Dr. Uvedale may be seen in Dr. Pulteney's “Botanical Sketches,” vol. II. p. 30, and a description of bis garden at Enfield in Archæologia, vol. XII, article XVI. in which volume is a short account of several gardens near London, with remarks on some particulars wherein they excel, or are deficient, upon a view of them in December 1691, by J. Gibson. When Enfield Church was repaired in 1789, the hatchments were removed; and the hatchment containing tbe arms of Dr Uvedale impaled with those of his wife, (Mary, second daughter of Edward Stephens, esq. of Cherrington, co. Gloucester,) is now in the Church of Langton jurta Partney, co. Lincoln. One of the escutcheons used at the Doctor's Funeral is now in my possession; as is also the very cu, rious funeral escutcheon of Oliver Cromwell, wbicb Dr. Uvedale (in 1658, when at Westminster under Dr. Busby,) snatcbed from the bier of the Protector; and an account of wbich is given in Gent. Mag. vol, LXII. p. 114, vol. LXIV. p. 19.

+ Where are several other Letters from Dr. Uvedale to Sir Hans Sloane, &c. also two Letters to Sir Hans Sloane from Mr. Uvedale, the translator of that valuable work, “The Memoirs of Pbilip de Comipes."

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be too far advanced, for the design lumn is a solitary pillar of enormous to be altered, or, which is as likely height, raised to support nothing *!. to have been the case, this objection and only inspiring the apprehensive did not appear to be otherwise so for- beholder with wonder how it supports midable to bim, as I confess it does to itself. lo which view, it is skill misyour present Correspondent.

applied to produce ao absurdity, that The very idea of a spindle of such the sooner we get safely rid of, the daring altiiode, without the advantage better ; for, if it be left to accident, of a spire in tapering to a central or natural decay, the catastrophe point, trembling by the passage of must be of a lamentable description. heavy carriages at its foot, is painful; Were this hazardous stretch of mae. and on that account alone renders the sonical ingenuity taken down to its design of a pillar objectionable. The square pedestal or base, and that peincessant reiteration of these shocks, destal, containing all the inscriptions however slight, must tend to loosen and sculpture, crowned with a dome, the connexion of the materials, and or a well-proportioned pyramid, suraecelerate decay; which gives alarm- mounted with a burst of flame + from ing weight to the objection.

the top of it, suitably gill, such an' That this pillar has already stood appropriate monument might answer considerably above a century, may be all desirable purposes, and insure the thought to justify the principles of its safety of the neighbourhood, without construction ; but, if we compare its subjecting the minds of spectators to great height with its small body, and unwelcome emotions. the diminutive base allowed for its As these cursory remarks possess NO support, we cannot deem its purpose claim to regard as the dictates of a fulfilled, as a secure memorial of a professional pen, they ought perhaps past disaster. Its safety rests too to have been expressed with rather much on the soundness of the mate- more diffidence ; but the diffidence rials in every part all the way up ; that prompted the writer, may have wbile its perpendicularity will render been too confidently urged in describrepair, in some cases, almost imprac- ing his own feelings oo the subject. ticable: partial decays may prove It is therefore now closed, especially, fatal before they are discovered, or Mr. Urban, on your account: and the before they can be remedied ; and an writer assures you, he will find uo earthquake, a storm of lighting, or drawback from his satisfaction, in even of wind, may furoish a new mo- being convinced of the futility of his Dument with a new æra to date from. apprehensions.

J. N. Such disasters, which it is at all times peculiarly exposed to, might prove Mr. Urban, Middle Temple, July 9.

SHOULD be much obliged to any habitants beneath, against which, the Correspondent who can add ang only security is by counteractiog the particulars to those I now send you,contemerity of the builder in raising a me cerning a very learned Divine, ihe Rer. worial too high for its own duration George-Henry Rooke, of Trinity Col. to be relied 00 : and this ought to be lege, Cambridge ; B. A. 1724 ; M. A. done while it is safe for workmen to 1125; afterwards Fellow of Christ's attempt it.

College ; B. D. 173.. He was an asa In raising a structure of the nature sociate with the knot of learned men here alluded to, compact solidity was who wrote the “ Athenian Letters ;' the first iodispensable requisite and and in consequence enjoyed the friendwhile a pyrainid was the best figure ship of the Sons of Lord Chancellor for attaining it, had there been space Hardwicke, particularly of the Hon. enough for the base of it-a pillar, however it suited the ill-chosen situation in this respect, was as obviously there is a small plain round turret raised

* It may be mentioned, indeed, that the very worst. What is a pillar i a

within the balcony or open gallery on the slender detached support of a super- summit of the column, that appears as if incumbent building, contrived to take intended for a dove.cot. up as little room below as possible, + Not a pan of coals, dignified by the receiving stability in the support it name of an urn, to destroy the proper gives, and generally used in associa- idea, by exhibiting fire under controul tion. But Sir Christopher Wren's co- and management.

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