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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,
For AUGUST, 1819.
,משיח מלך בא continct has voces
et lux de homine ,ואור מאדם עשוי חי
Aug. 1. There cannot be a doubt that the sugTHE sert. 28. De Nummis et Pondere ihe perspicuity of J. W. has struck
, in Sacrå Scripturâ usitatis) mentions out, is entirely accurate ; and nothing three sorts of Sicles which were for- can be more apposite and felicitous inerly coined by the Jews. He de. than bis illustration of it from the scribes them as follow :
Nat. Hist. of Pliny.-Since I addressed “ Primus Siclus est Communis sive my former letter to you, Mr. Urbao, Hierosolymitanus, ab una parte ha. the opportunity has been afforded me bens Ollam iocensionis, cum vocibus of consulting the rich and well-stored Bonus Spw, Siclus Israelis: ab altera Library of a learned friend, with a vero parte virgam Abaronis, cum cir- view of elucidating these words of cumscriptis vocibus nwpn dibwn, Plutarch; and upon turning to Wyt. Hierosolyma Sancta.
lenbach's edition of the Moralia, I “ Secundus Siclus est Judæo.Chris. was gratified to find the following tianus, ab una parle sigualus facie note from the pen of that admirable Salvatoris nostri, cum literis 10" Jesu i scholar, corroborative of the interquod Judæi communiter ita pro yw'
pretation given us by your ingenious scribere solent ; ab altera vero parte Correspondent: " Dulcis medulla ea.
rum (i. e. palmarum) in cacumine : Messias rex venit cum pace, oibwa
quod cerebrum appellant.” Plinius, H, N. 13. 9. Ubi Guillandipus hunc
Plutarcbi locum commemorat.See facla est vita *.
Plut. Wyttenbach, tom. 6. pag. 416, “ Tertius Siclus est Proprius, con- quarto. It may be gratifying to so linens, ab una parte, arcem cum voci- learned and accurate a map as J. W.
manifestly is, to be informed ibat the sanctitatis ; ab altera vero parte bas blunder commilled by Xylander in
translating the words of Plutarch unvid rex, et filius ejus Salomo rex." der discussion "the brain of the Yours, &c.
J. G. phænix," bas pot escaped the animad.
version of Muretus. . This able and Mr. URBAN,
Aug. 20. most industrious scholar, in the 12th OUR last Number and Supple- chapter of the 13th Book of bis Lecl.
Var. neatly rebukes the oscitancy of hands; and I should not do justice to Plutarcb's editor, and then very pro. my own feelings, were I not imme. perly makes this plain, explanatory diately to offer my grateful acknow- addition:-“Poiviš enim Græcè palma ledgments to the truly obliging and est, cujus arboris non tantum fructus accomplished scholar, who, in page esui supt, sed etiam medulla, quam et 617 of the latter, has been so kind as Græci fyxé panos, et Latipi cerebrum to lend me a belping-hand out of the vocant. De illa loquitur Plutarcbus, difficulties by which I felt myself sur- pon de Phænicis commenticiæ avis rounded in a tangled passage of the cerebro. ..... Quod autem hic Υγιεινα παραγγέλματα of Plutarch.
ait Plutarchus à Xenophonte videlicet * This medal appears to be the same
sumpsit apud quem id relatum est in
libro secundo Anabaseos." See Gruas the one lately found near Cork. See Part I. p. 389.
ter's Thesaurus Criticus, tom. 2. p.
Jerusalem urbs,ירושלם עיר הקדש bus
-Da ,דוד המלך ובנו שלמה המלך voces
1110.-The same learned and illus- taken ; for, at the close of the 7th trious expositor, in the same place, Chapter of her “ Christian Morals," refers the curious reader to Pliny-to a few sentences occur, strongly inthe second Book of Theophrastus culpating the conduct pursued through WigQulãy, and to the 8th Book of life, and at the hour of death, boih. Galen, De Fucultatibus simplicium by Professor Porson and Horne medicamentatorum, for farther state. Tooke; and this, unquestionably, ments relative to the properties and must be the passage alluded to by the peculiarities of palm-trees. Muretus very erudite and most facetious aumight have annexed to these refer- thor of “ Junius with his Vizor up!” ences a passage in the 15th Book of in his note at page 38-a note, that Strabo ; and in that must agreeable cannot be too highly commended for miscellany, the "Symposiacon” of its bold and clear tone of morality, Plutarch, many observations upon
and the indignant eloquence which it palm-trees will be found; and the breathes against that most ruinous reasons advanced by him, why the of all infatuations the infatuation, I branches of this tree should have been mean, of gilding the vices of the emiadopted universally as tokens of va. nent, and of canonizing a libertine for Jour, and the rewards of victory (up- the sake of his geniusī F. B. holding his own simple conjecture, as he does, by Homer's comparison of
ORIGINAL LETTERS TO THE Nausicae to a palm-tree), are truly
REV. W. GREEN. amusing *. Your learned Correspond.
(Continued from page 4.) ent J. W. informs us, that this Trea
Grosvenor-street, tise, De tuendå bond Valetudine, bas
“ Dear Sir,
March 9, 1756. been translated since the days of T Amiot, into French, by another hand.
to find, that my Dissertations I could wish that he had had the kind.
are approved by so great a master of pess to specify the name of the trans- Oriental learning as Mr. Green. I lator. I find that Amiot bas been must confess, I have never much stu. severely chastised by the sagacious died the Hebrew metre. I always Perron, for having mistaken the word thought it not sufficiently cleared and Qoívoz, in the passage we have been settled for any one to build any thing considering, as bearing the significa- certain upon it. If Noah's prophecy tion of a phenix, instead of a palm- was delivered in metre, as I had good tree. See “ Perroniana,” p. 80. reason to believe it was, it was obYours, &c.
F. B. vious to observe that the verse Cursed
be Canaan, was much shorter thau Mr. URBAN,
Aug. 20. the rest, and could pot be better supI
FEEL that I should act uncan. plied than with the words, Cursed be
didly, and disobey, not without Ham the father of Canaan. But you, some pain to my feelings, the sug. Sir, have in a manner convinced me gestions of honourable duly, wereol of the necessity of any emendation, not to withdraw an imputation and have given me a much better thrown out against the author of opinion of its use and importance, “ Junius with his Vizor up!" at the than I had entertained before. And commencement of my last letter, p. for your emendation, I may say truly, 419. In that place I conveyed a sus. that I was never better pleased with picion that the unknowo author of any in all my life. It is equally in. inis celebrated pamphlet had mis- genious and just, and pleases and satakenly accused Mrs. Hannah More tisfies the mind at once.
It appears of having reprobated, with uvdue se. at the same time so nalural, that verity, in one of her works, the ha. every one almost will wonder that he bits of Professor Porson's life; and I did not make the same observation. added, with too much heedlessness I used to think that the context was and precipitation, that, although I much embarrassed with the repetiwas possessed of all the writings of tion of~And Canaan shall be ineir that incomparable woman, I had servant. But by the omission of this sought in vain for any passage in line, and the transposition of anothem, passing an animadversion upon ther, you have rendered the whole this emivent scholar. But I was inis- plain and easy, have cleared it of
every difficulty, and have added new * Vid. Plut. Op. à Reiske, tom. 8. p. 884. lustre and beauty to the prophecy.
1819.] Letters from Bp. Newton and Abp. Newcome. 101 If you give me leave, I will take po- in communicating at your leisure, tice of your emendation in the se- any farther remarks upon my book, cond edition of my book. For there and I promise myself they will be must be a second edition, if not be. such as will assist me in correcting fore, yet by the time that the other and improving the second edition. I volume will be published. But the am fully convinced of your learning other volume will be delayed longer and judgment, and have no reason than I intended, the Bp. of London to doubt of your capdor and friendhaving appointed me the Boyle's lec- ship to, Dear Sir, turer for three years, to preach my
“Your very obliged and dissertations, if I pleased, before I
obedient servant, print then; so that they will not be
Thos. Newton.” published till towards the close of ihe year 1758. I returu you many
“ Dear Sir, Dublin, Jan. 25, 1788. thanks for the favour of your Lel. “ Your very obliging favour of ter, and for the instruction that I Dec. 12, did not reach me here till have received from it ;, and am, with
three days ago. great regard, Sir,
“I am persuaded that my Transla“ Your obliged humble servant,
tion of Ezekiel would have been Thos. NEWTON *.”
much improved by your revisal of it. But, as i had only one transcript, I
thought that it was a great bazard to “ Dear Sir,
Grosvenor-street, send it so far ; and as this copy was
necessary for writing the potes aod “ Your obliging Letter came to preface, which were not finished and iny hands this morning, so that I take revised till last November, a great the first opportunity of acknowledge delay would have been created, and ing the favor. The speech of Li- the work could not have been pubmech is indeed very obscure, and I lished next spring I now hope that fear will always remain so, the his- it will reach London in April; as my torian having only preserved that ap- presence here expedites it; and as it cient fragment, without assigning the is already advanced beyond the pasoccasion of it. I think you have sage in c. xxvi. 10, with a translation don more towards clearing and fix of which you bave favoured me. I ing the meaning, than any commen- am certain tbat I shall receive satis. tator I have seen; and as you have faction from your other criticisms, begun to publish some of the poetical when I have an opportunity of exaparts of Scripture with a new Eng. mining them with proper helps. lish trauslation, and commentary and
"I have read Dr. Geddes's prospecbotes, I hope you will proceed and tus and appeodix; and two pamphlets complete the rest in the same mas- lately published by bim. I have also lerly manner; for I know nothing had the honour of two letters from that will be more for your honour or him ; in one of which he requested the public good. I had some thoughts my opinion respecting the use of the of visiting Cambridge this week, Dr. word Jehovah, and rendering the Yonge baving made me the offer of Scriptures as literally as the English carryiog me down in bis coach, and language admils, without deviating bringing me back again. I should into parapbrase. He is a ipan of pot bave visited Cambridge without great candour, as well as of great paying ny respects to you at Clare biblical erudition. But his writings Hall; but the weather proving so abound with strange words, and very bad, I have laid aside my design grammatical inaccuracies : nor can I for the present. I may possibly make conceive that a man has a good ear use of another opportunity, before for the harmonious turn of a sentence, the Commencement, and then I shall who translates, “Let there be light, be glad to see the two sermons you and light there was.” However, such mention; or if you come to town abilities, learning, and industry, must upon any occasion, you would oblige strike out something valuable. Dr. me in bringing them with you. You Law, Bishop of Killala, lately told will likewise do me a very great favor, me that he had left with Dr. Ġeddes
the late Bishop of Carlisle's inter* Dr. Thomas Newton, afterwards Bp. leaved Bible, full of potes and corof Bristol ; he died 1782.
rections, of our version.
“I have turned over Dr. Kenni- have been opened in the Vatican at cott's posthumous work; but have Rome to the view of the publick to not yet bad time to give it a critical which you add, “ all the curious adreading. It seemed to me that be made mire these master-pieces of the celewild work of some passages in Hosea. brated sculptor Canova, which con
“Dr. Woide lately informed me by tain an expression, and evince a taste, letter that the publication of the Sy- that are worthy of the age of Pericles, riac Ms. in the Ambrosian Library and do honour to the munificence of was actually undertaken ; but I for- the Prince Regent.” get by whom.
From this statement it appears, that “I thank you for the curious and the Prince Regent has been at the eximporant fact of Sir William Jones's pence of these Monuments ; and if so, correspondence with some Jews in it does him honour, and shews great China, on the subject of Hebrew MSS. magnanimity, as well as generosity on
“A Fellow of this University, Mr. his part, in thus noticing that unforBarrett, is employed in tracing the tunate family, and I hope his munifi. faipt and almost vanished characters cence will be further extended, in of a Greek MS. of St. Matthew, as rescuing from veglect and oblivion, old as the fainous Codex Alexandri- the fine memorial erected in honour
Over this, a MS. of the Gos- of the head of that family, I mean pel, of a much later date, is super- the bronze statue of James 11. which scribed. Mr. Barrett thinks that he stands in the Court-yard behind the shall recover about 300 verses. The Banqueting House at White-hall; character, and some of the variations, where it has remained, buried in dirt are striking.
and obscurity, ever since the Revo. “I wish that your very worthy Jution in 1688, and is frequently seen and learned Bishop* would encourage enveloped in filth and rubbish, wegsome good scholar to undertake a lected and unnoticed by (I believe) Comment on Daniel. Archbishop most of the iohabitants of tbis great Secker has bequeathed to the Lam- Metropolis, many of whom never beth Library a Comment on this Pro- knew, or beard, that such a fine prophet, in three volumes, folio. Who- duction of art, is to be seen within a ever engages in such a work, should few paces of their habitations. be conveniently situated for access to The figure is excellent; it represo valuable a treasure.
sents the Monarch clad in a Greek “I beg leave to present my best cuirass, or suit of armour, bis head respects to Mrs. Green ; and am, with with the usual laurel wreath, the mi
) much regard, Rey. Sir,
litary chlamys, or mantle, and sandals, “Your most obedient,
in a fine taste; the attitude is
spirited, and the expression in the faithful servant, countenance very strongly pourtrays
W. WATERFORDt. in a manner the very thoughts, and “My London bookseller is J. John. soul of the gloomy and ill-fated Prince son, St. Paul's Churchyard. If you it represents.---It is not clearly ascerwill be so good as to send your direc- tained at whose expence this statue tion to him, I will order him to trans- was erected, nor has the name of the mit my book to you as early as pos- sculptor been banded down to us with sible."
any degree of certaiuty; some altri
bute it to Grinliu Gibbons, and others Paradise-buildings, Mr. URBAN,
to Herbert Le Soeur, but of the two, Lambeth, Aug. 18.
I rather think this work, and the fine IN Nyour Number for July,p.62, under brass stalues on the mausoleums of
the title of “ Arts and Sciences,” Louis Stuart, Duke of Richmond, and you inform your Readers that the George Villers, Duke of Buckingham, Mausoleums of the three last branches in Henry the villh's Chapel, are of of the illustrious and unfortunate the band of the latter artist; it is true House of Stuart, that is, of the Pre- Gibbons was a very capital artist in tender (James IÚ.) and his sons Prince his way, but his best performances Charles Edward, and Cardinal York, were mostly in wood, of wbich, we
have some fine specimens remaining' * Bp. Bagot.
at Windsor Castle, Chatsworth House, † Abp. Newcome, see p. 4.
in Derbyshire, Burghley House, near
1819.] Titles of the Stewarts.-Employment of the Poor. 103 Stamford, and a few other places, par- the time of his death Dean of the ticularly in the Choir of St. Paul's College of Cardinals: if not, he was Cathedral, where the carved work at least Sub-dean; at which time his aod ornaments over the stalls, and on titles ran thus, “Serinissimo, Emi. the organ case, forcibly display the nentissimo é Reverendissimo Principe great merit of the artist.
Il Sig. Cardinale Eorico, Benedetto, The Statue above described ought Maria Clemento, Duca di York, Vesto be removed to a site more worthy covo di Frascati,Commendatorio della of it, where it may be better seen, and Chiesa titolari di S. S. Lorenzo in Daits merits as an excellent specimen of maso, Vice Cancelliere della S. R. C. art duly appreciated. I know of do e Sommista, e Arcipreta di S. Pietro situation more suitable for it than in Vaticano, sotto Decano dell Sagro the end of Whitehall, and to be Collegio.” I believe, with his other placed in the front of the House be- Ecclesiastical preferments, he held an tween Parliament and King Streets, Abbey somewhere in French Flanders facing Charing Cross; it will be out in commendam, to which he was preof the way of carriages there ; and, to sented when very young by Louis XV. make it more conspicuous, should be Yours, &c.
J. Lowe. erected on a loftier basement and pedestal than it has at present, bearing EMPLOYMENT OF THE POOR. the original inscription : “ Jacobus
July 25. Secundus, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scotiæ,
, Angliæ;Scotiæ; THE Provisional Committee for Franciæ, et Hiberniæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, Anno 1686,” now nearly obli. Reduction of Poors’ Rates, reflecting terated. It should be surrounded with on the growing dissatisfaction, and a bold iron railing, with gas lamps at want of employment in various parts,
. the angles, which, when lighted at is induced to accelerate the publicanight, would have a good effect, and tion of the following, which is with be of great use in that dark and wide confidence recommended as a most crossing from the Government Offices important means of relief. Under such on the side of Downing.street to the circumstances, the Cultivation of Land opposite end of Parliament-street, may be realized as an universal as which in general is not only very well as a permanent resource; and dirty, but even dangerous to passen- this might be immediately commenced gers.
-the Act intituled, “An Act to amend You will probably be able, in some the Laws for the Relief of the Poor," of your future numbers, to favour
and passed in the late Session, emyour readers with a description of powering each Parish to obtain Land the Monuments erected in the Vati. for the purpose of Employment and can Church at the expense of the for Letting. It may be remarked, Prioce Regent, in honour of, or to that the low wages which would be perpetuate the memory of the per- cheerfully accepted, would be reimsonages above-mentioned; correct co. bursed by the products obtained, while pies of the inscriptions thereon would the management of the spade is unibe desirable, that we may learn from versally available. The above Act thence what stile, or title, is given to (limiting the Land to be taken by each of them. The Old Pretender each Parish to 20 acres) copfers, as styled bimself “ Jacobus III. Mag. before noticed, a most judicious disBrit. Rex;' and, when spoken of at cretionary power, by which Land may Rome, was mostly called “11 Re.” be let in small portions at a fair rent, His two sons frequently assumed the for the profitable occupation of theintitle of King, Henry the youngest (the selves and families during leisure late Cardival) in particular, had me- hours, and which cannot fail of prodals struck at Rome, one of which I ducing the most essential effect, by have seen, bearing the following in- the stimulus thus afforded to the inscriplion round his head in profile, dustrious Poor to recover an inde“Henricus IX. Dei gratia Mag. Brit. pendent state. Overseers, Guardians Rex;" and on the reverse the arms of of the Poor, and Parisbes, are thereEngland, as borne by James I.; but fore earnestly and respectfully invited in his letters be generally subscribed to apply themselves to the above obhimself “ Heory Cardinal.” I am not ject; Noblemen, Magistrates, and Ocquite certain whether he was not at cupiers of Land, and the Community