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SOMERSETSHIRE.

1799.) Somerset
fire-Wiltshire--Cornwall-Wales.

343 gingerbread baker. Aged 70, Mr. Collins, Al Bath Easton, Miss Charlotte Hennyson, trunk-maker. Nathan Fareer, esq. late .of daughter of Mrs. Hennyson. the Treasury East India house. Mrs. Salkeld. At Norton, near Taunton, in the prime of Mrs. Warwick, widow of Mr. W. formerly life, Miss Mary Norman, of the Royal Oak inn.

At Clifton, Miss Frances Sotheby, second A: Windsor, Mrs. Evans, many years daughter of William Sotheby, efq housekeeper to the queen.

At Bristol, aged 84, Mr. Gravenor. Mr. At Abingdon, Matthew Philips, esą. Serjeant.

At the Hotwells, Mrs. Buckman, Mr. At a general meeting of the Bath and Jones, many years cierk to Llewellin and Co, West of England Society for the encourage.

brewers. Aged 79, Rev. Dr. Çamplin, many ment of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures, and years vicar of St. Nicholas, and' St. Lennards. Commerce, the extreme advance in the price of Mrs. Thinbeck, wife of Mr, Thinbeck, quaSpanish wool was taken into consideration, in ker. -Aged 85, Mrs. Kilbey. Mr. Ralph, consequence of a letter from the president lord apothecary to the Bristol dispenfary. . Somerville. This meeting recommendea tu Åt Melksham, Miss Bruges, eldest daugha the most considerable breeders, an inmediate ter of Thomas Bruges, esą. care in the felection for breeding the largest Ar High Deverell-farm, aged 67, Mrs. possible number of the finest wooled young Morse. rams and ewes, which care may be exercised At Crewkerne, aged 69, the Rev. Wil. confiftently with the neceffary attention to liam Blake, pastor of the diffenting congrecarcase.

gation at that place, during the lung period of A quantity of fine seed of Ruta-baga, or 44 years.

WILTSHIRE, Swedish turnip, the late abundant proof of A fingular cause was lately tried at Salifthe value of which plant for spring fuod tas bury assizes, very interesting to farmers and induced the Society again to recommend it to graziers. Mr Parham of Ebb borner, brought general notice,

an action against Mr. Deal of Shaftesbury, to Thanks were voted to several ingenious recover damages for the improper manageartists, and other correspondents, for their ment of 150 sheep, which he had undert:kin communications, especially to Mr. George to winter, and which were much reduced in Stothert, of Bath, for his mod- of an ingeni. their value, when compared with others of the ous machine for weighing live cattle ; to Mr. same stock wintered elsewhere. Mr. Parham. Clay for exhibiting his owo-cart waggon; and recovered 401. damages with costs. to Mr. Tunstal of the county of York, for his Married.] Ai Bulford, Mr. Robert Wila endeavours to perfect a new portable thich- liams to Miis Roberts. ing-machine to be worked by hand for smail Died.] At Winchester, aged 47, Mrs. Eliza. and middling farmers.

beth Budd, wife of Mr. Henry Budd, of the An elephant's footh, seven feet in length, Dolphin inn. and twenty-one in circumference, was lately At Salisbury, Mr. Chambers, a very old discovered by fone worķmen at Lark-hall, inhabitant. Mr. Tapper. Miss Cannings. near Bath.". On being exposed to air, the sur. Mrs. Henrietta Wenyeve. Aged 77, Mrs. face crumbled into a fine powder.

Mary Green. Married.] At Barh, Mr. Archer of London, At Spy-park, aged 91, Lady Bayntum, wife to Miss Gleddon.

of Sir Edward Bayntum. Juhn Wray, cfq. of Yorkshire, to Mrs. At Ivy church-house, near Salisbury, Miss Cowper, relict of Mr. Cowper.

Hinxman, eldest daughter of H. Hinxman, esq. Mr. E. Little to Miss A. Ward.

At Laversock, Mr. Edward Hayter, who Thomas Jennings, efq. captain of the 4th was forty years clerk of that parish. dragoon guards to Miss Clibborn, daughter of Ai North Charford Farin, near Downton, the late J. C. esq: of Kildare, Ireland. Mrs. Short, who was seized with fits as the

At Bridgwater, G. 6. Gibbes, M.D. of Bath, was walking in het orchard, and expired in a to Miss M. Sealy.

few hours. At Fron.cfeld, Mr. William Chineet, att.

CORNWALL. 10 Miss Parish, o" Shawford, near Beckington. Died.] At Falmouth, tipe hon. Mrs.

At Bristol, Mr. Pricketts, to Miss Allíng- Montgomerie, late of Ireland, on her way to ham of the Bach theatre.

Lifbon. She is fifter or lord Gosford.
Mr. James Lee, of the Bell-inn, to Miss
Bevan.

Married.] At Jeffrefton, Pembrokeshire, Died.] At Bath, Mr. John Keene, printers. the rev. Matthew Surtees, rector of North Mrs. Dunn, wife of Dunn, efq. Mrs. Cerney, Gloucestershire, to Miss Allen, daughStockham. Mrs. Flower. Mrs. Cripps, wife ter of John Bartlett Allen, esq. of Caffeley, of J. Cripps, of Cirencester, Gloucester. Pembrokeshire.

At Box, William Martin, a poor boy, who Died.] At Breen, the rev. Hugh Jones, fell into a tub of scalding wort, at a house Llywell, and justice of the peace for the where hq was employed to watch the fur. county of Brecon. At Prestign, Radnorpace,

Thire, William Powell, elg. of Broadheath.

SCOTLAND

WALES.

SCOTLAND.

undoubtedly due to men who, like Sir John Sir John SINCLAIR, Bart. M. P. is now SINCLAIR, exert themselves with incessant a:forming upon a part of his estates in Caithness, tivity, whether in public employment, or within the New TOWN OF THURSO, adjacent to the the narrower sphere of their private influence, ancient burgh of the same name, contiguous to make individuals around them happy, and to the tiver of Thurso, where it falls into the

to promote with patriot aim, the befi intereits Sea; in a situation advantageous, at once, for of the community, which they were born to navigation, and for manufactures ; in a region enlighren, and adorn. that strongly wants a few additional trading Married.] At Edinburgh, Mr. Alexander towns to enliven the progress of cultvation. Morrison, Surgeon, to Miss Mary Ann Colhe From the interior parts, inhabitants are in- nie. vited to this New Town, by the offer of very Mr. James Miller, merchant, of Glasgow, advantageous terms of lease from its proprietor. to Miss E. Christie, daughter of the late Mr. The plan, which we have seen, is a very re- C. of Carnwath. Mr. William Kingan, mergular, convenient, and beautiful one ; and it chant, to Miss Bolton, daughter of Thomas is to be completed without deviation. The Bolton, esq. late of Suffolk. exertions of Sir John SINCLAIR will, poffi- Died.] At Edinburgh, Mrs. Murray, relict bly, extend also to the efiablishment of trade of J. Murray, merchant. Mrs. Ballie, of Polo and manufaclares in this place; and it is pro- kemmęth. Walter Scott, esq. Charles Dal. bable, trat many of the worthy individuals rymple, esq. Bentley Gordon, Bentley esq. from among the disbanded CaITHNESS FEN- At Glasgow, aged 65, Michael Bugle, ela. CIBLIS, may find here an agreeable retreat, At Perth, Mrs. Drummond, widow of the and advantageous employment for the industry late A. Drummond, erg. of their subsequent life. All the honours At Aberdeen, Mr. Archibald Paterson, which approving public opinion can offer, are

MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT.

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SUCH has been the prevalence of northerly and north-easterly

winds, that the progress of vegetation has every where heen remarkably slow. Indeed, in the best parts of the kingdom, the grass is only just beginning to grow up. But it is not merely in this respe&t that the coldness of the season has been unfavourable. The general business of agriculture has been greatly retarded, at leaft, in the northern districts, where they have had cold winds, attended with frost, Neet, and even falls of snow. They are much behind hand with the fowing of both barley and oats even on the warm dry soils; and in those that are cold and wet very little of the former has yet been put into the ground. In the midland and more southern counties, however, much more of this kind of business has been accomplished, a good deal of cach of these grains has been fown.

In regard to wheats, some havc, undoubtedly, been destroyed by the great severity of the winter, and others have suffered confiderably by the frofts and Arong winds of the last and he present months; we hope, however, that the injury done to the dilvaluable crop is, on the whole, less than might have been expected.

GRAIN continues to sell without any great advance in the price.
WHEAT averages 545. 3d. and barley 315. 2d.

CATTLE. Few cattle have yet been turned out to grass, there being so little : fat cattle are not, however, yet very scarce in the northern parts of the island; but it is believed that when more of the tall fed ones are killed off they will become so; and be extremely high in their prices, as the grass fed stock cannot possibly be forwarded in time to supply the demands.

BEEF produces in Smithfield from 38. 8d. to 4s. 10d.

Sulee. Great numbers of theep have been lost in mountainous and other high situations by the severity of the winter; and others cannot be fattened for want of grass. In some parts of Scotland too great apprehensions are entertained for ewes and lambs, and last year's lambs (provincially hogs). Farmers expect greater losses in these articles than they have experienced fince 1772. In some cases scores of lambs have been loft for want of milk, there being no grass in the best paftures for the ewes.

MUTTON sells from 4s. 8d. to 55. 8d.; lambs 4s. 6d. to 6s.

Hors. These sell but indifferently in the country markets. Pork averages 48. 4d. in Smithfield market.

HORBES are upon the rise, especially good ones for the saddle, and those for military pure poses.

HAY is advancing in price on account of the great want of grass.
STRAW still keeps very dear.

In the fruit countries there is at present every appearance of a great blow, which, from the Jateness of the spring, will be under less danger of being blighted when out.

The Commercial Reports and several Biographical Memoirs, are deferred for want of røjr,

THE

MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

No. xlv.]

JUNE 1, 1799.

[No. 5. of Vol. VII.

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ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.
To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine, Geor. II. 22.

- reperit usus.
SIR,
HAVE received an ingenious Letter, defended, but it agrees not with the or-

With a single p. This I know may be that the printing of Thetis for Tethys cafes. might happen from the correspondent pro- Geor. II. 23. -Abscidens for abscindens. nunciation of both words; which in

- 150. bis pomis utilis arbor. French would coincide. I believe this to

This for arbos, an archaism of which be a very just as well as acute remark. Still, in such a writer as VIRGIL, so must rather pass for a typographical error

VIRGIL seems decidedly fond: I think correct in prosody and so habituated to

than for a various reading intentionally Greek learning, the mistake of Oélos for

adopted. Tnous was every way impossible. Be

Geor. II. 435.

umbras fide, Thetis was only a sea-nymph; but Tethys (with Oceanus) the mother of the This for umbram, which has much more Gods. So that to be her son-in-law was to of sweetness, I would also rather think a be adopted into the sovereignty of the seas* typographical error. at least.

Geor. III. 267.

Glauci. Ωκεανούλε, Θεών γενεσιν, και μητερα Τηθυν. Porniades malis membra a/Jumpfere quadriga

IL. xiv. 302.

With a double s: for absumpsere. In Prudentius or Ausonius we should not wonder to fee quantity confounded, or

Æn I. Utque ipfum corpus amici. mythological exactness infringed. But Full stop for comma. in Virgil it is quite superfluous to notice Munera lætitiamque Di. that it was impoflible this should happen.

For

Dei. I cannot agree that the English or Scottish pronunciation is better, however, here too, I believe, the pronunciation,

This must necessarily be wrong; but with regard to quantity. We pronounce which in French makes these vowels fo Thetis as if it were Thetis. And indeed much approximate in their found, milled. our Latin e is almost always long: unless

Æn. II. v. 20. mis-numbered 21, at the in some few monosyllables ; or where it head of the page : which correspondently afis the second fyllable after an accented, fects the following numbers. as inter, intrēmit, &c. tepidus indeed, and Atque arrectis auribus adsto: some such words, are also exceptions : This should have been a full stop. where the e in the beginning of a word Letters struck defectively may be in one short in the Latin has its proper short copy and not in others. The flereotype time undestroyed with us, and the reason mode of printing, would, however, I is, these are Anapasts. And the Anapast thould have thought, have been freer from and Trochee conititute the prevailing them than any; copper-plate except. Unrhythm of our language. Accents, lo doubtedly, as far as I have examined, this marked as these, make it very difficult to is still a surprisingly accurate edition. It keep out of the dancing cadence in our must be withed that it be completely fu. prole compositions. I have before no

A copper-plate pocket edition in the ticed that perbaps hardly any writers, ex- Italic character, would be a great literary cept BURKE, JUNIUS, and JOHNSON, elegance : of which the molt elegant of will be found to be free from it.

poets is truly worthy. In the beautitul I now send you some more ERRATA : and valuable cdition of Edinburgh, 1755, collected in the perutal of the small Didot (2 vol.) one place marked as an erratum, VIRGIL.

may be considered as a various reading, * Teque fibi generum TETHYS ema: manibus though a doubtful one. undis.

Cinyphii tondent hircis.-Geor. III. 312.. MONTHLY MAG. No. XLV.

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Duel-Whether convictions of murder Furioso. But I shall place both passages have 'been solely on that ground? I before your readers, and leave it to them would be glad to give any further satis- to decide. faction on this important question ; at

Sur le dos de la plaine liquide, present I have nothing material to add. I have indeed heard that a gentleman of L'onde approche, te hrise, et vomit à nos yeux,

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gros boüillons une montagne humide, the name of TYRRELL was convicted in Parmi des flors d'écumeun monstre furieux. the reign of Queen ANNE of MURDER; Indomtable taureau, dragon impétueux, he having klled his antagonist in a duel, Sa croupe se recourbe en replis tortueux, and that the queen pardoned him on the Ses longs mugiflemens font trembler le riintercession of the widow of the deceased ; vage. but I know not any particulars of this Le ciel avec horreur voit ce monstre fauvage, cafe. Foster, for the general principie, La terre s'en emeut, l'air en est infecté, quotes only the case of Major Oneby : Le flot, qui l'apporta, recule épouvanté. which might, as I have observed, have been to deterinined by the jury, indepen. E rimbombar le felve, e le caverne ;

Muggiar sente in questo la marina, dently of the principle that killing in a duel is murder; that case having strong Che sotto il petto ha quafi afcoso il mare.

Gionfianti l'onde; et ecco il mostro appare, circumstances. I do not mean to lay, that the general principle is not fettled : I con- Fremono l'onde. ceive it is.' But I do not recolle&t an in- Come toro selvatico, ch'al corno Itance founded on homicide in a set duel, of Gittar fi lenta, &c. a verdict of murder turning evidently and solely on the application of that prin.

While we are on the subject of poetical ciple, which indeed is no other than that to imitations, or coincidences, I shall tranreduce wilful homicide to manslaughter, scribe a passage from the Acripanda (a the conflict might have been unprimedi- neglected Italian tragedy, of which a tated. It is ealy to see whence the exception specimen of exquisite beauty is given in in the practice of juries with regard to duels Walker's Historical Memoir on Italian has originated.

Tragedy), that Shakspeare seems to have There was a trial in the House of had in his eye when he wrote MerLords* on the death of Mr. CHAWORTH,

cutio's lively remarks on the origin of which is very fully reported, and termi- dreams. (Romeo cind Juliet, alt 1. j. 5.) nated in an ACQUITTAL, as to the charge of Murder, and CONVICTION of MAN-. O fallace, ch'l sogno! Udito ho dire

Che puo trovarsi piu fugace o lieve, SLAUGHTER (Xit. Tr. 529. 5 G. 3. Da i faygi tuoi, che quai gli humori fono Anno 1765.) But this, on the evidence, Entro foverchi al nostro corpo, tale and in the contemplation of their lord. E il sogno ancor, che da lor nasce, e viene ; ships, seems not to have been the case of Nascere ancora le piu fiate fuolea duel or challenge ; but rather of homi- Dal fumo, che nel sonno il cibo manda cide on a sudden rencontre. I merely men- A l'intelletto, e se'l vapor, ch' eslala, tion to shew that it does not, as I appre- Fosco, o torbido fia, torbidi, e foschi hend, affect this question : lince had it Penfieri forma, e timor varij adduce; been considered as a set duel, there would, E quel pensiero, che continuo, e spesso I presume, either have been no conviction Agita l'huomo con la mente il die, or a conviction of murther ; the want of Ritornar fuol sovente in sogno, e quindi deliberation being essential to manfaughter. Il Toldato nel sonno altrui ferisce,

Segue la fiera il cacciator dormendo, Troston, near Bury. CAPEL LOFFt. Gode fognando l'amador la diva.

Axt. 1. sc. 4, To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.

According to Mr. Walker, the AtriSIR,

panda was published so early as 1592, I

your ingenious correspondent, J. A. obtervations of Shakspeare, who was, I am (No. xlii. p. 89), that Racine's descrip- inclined to believe, intimately acquainted tion of the fea-monster's approach from with the Italian language. In support of the deep (Phedre, at 5, sc. 6.) was, pro- this conjecture, I could adduce abundant bably, imitated from fome Italian poet. authorities; but I shall, at present, only It may, I think, be traced in the descrip. refer your readers to the “ Hilt. Memoir on tion of the conflict between Orlando and Italian Tragedi," p. 56–62; and adds the Orca, in the eleventh canto of the that several of Hurlet's severe observa* 1:1 parlian.ac. tions on the female sex, seem to have been

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Mr. Fuseli's Designs from Milton.

347 borrowed from the 5th satire of Ariosto; union which has rarely, if ever, been ef-particularly the following pallage. fected by the hand of one master. In the

Ham. “ I have heard of your painting paintings, which I have seen as parts of too, well enough. God has given you one this projected exhibition, the ideas of our face, and you make yourselves another.” great Milton are embodied and given to Voglio, che si contenti della faccia,

the

eye with so much power and distinctChe Dio le diede, e lasli il rosso e'l bianco ness of imagination, to much truth of A la Signora del Signor Ghinaccia.

composition and design, and such a perfect joth May, 1799.

Your's R. knowledge of drawing and of colouring,

as really to astonith the spectator, and to To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. dilate his conceptions in their attempt to SIR,

einbrace those of the rival minds of the AVING been struck with a cu. poet and the painter. Nature, in her com

rious expression, in a paragraph of plete symmetry of lines and tints, presides á morning paper* of yesterday, reterring to over the canvals : but it is an elevated and an exhibition soon to be opened in Pallo ideal nature, to be found only as she springs Mall, I feel itrongly impelled by love of in all her majestic proportions from the truth and of merit, to refiit that impresion, head of genius :-it is nature, as the once which it was calculated, and which it appeared to the vision of an Angelo, and was probably intended by its writer, to came breathing and vigorous from his effect. As the pencil of this eminent ar- hand. tist has been distinguished in so reinarkable If we reflect, Sir, on that consci. a degree for its originality and boldness, ousness of power, which could form so as sometimes to have been exposed to the great a design, on that energy of mind, censure of men of languid imaginations which, under numerous disadvantages, for its extravagance, we might be induced could perfitt in it, and on that combinato conclude, that the exhibition thus an- tion of talents which has been able to nounced to us as that of Fuseli's De- fplendidly to accomplish it, we cannot reVils, was to be an exhibition of monsters; fist the impulse to admiration when we

display of genius (for the idea of regard the artist, or restrain our warm genius can never be torn from its associa- wishes for the success of its appeal to the ticn with that of FUSELI), bursting the public taste, when we refer to the work. control of judgment, and wildly luxuria- Of its success, Sir, however, I cannot alting, in defiance of taste and truth, in the low myself to doubt. When brought airy regions of vision and fancy. Now, fully under the attention of the town, it Sir, acquainted as I am with many of the must be contemplated as the triumph of paintings in question, though I am in no painting in the present day, and as a reway connected with their author, I cannot vival of the high powers of the pencil, hesitate to affirm, that a conclusion of this when it was employed on the superior nature would be infinitely erroneous, and subjects of history, and not compelled by might betray the public into a preposses- the misdirected opulence of the commufion, which would be fatally injurious to nity, to the humiliation of portrait. Of its reputation as enlightened and discern. this, Sir, I am satisfied--that the object ing; as conversant with what is excellent of my reference, which must be considered in the arts of design, and qualified to de- a monument to our national glory, cide on the success or the failure of the will live to immortalize the genius which artist in his highest and most ambitious has atchieved it; and to record to future exertions. Whoever, Sir, may enter the times the shame or the honour of that exhibition rooms of Mr. FUSELT, with age, which, witnessing its production, the expectation of seeing mopiters and could either receive it with neglect, or, phantoms, of being offended with images acknowledging its merits, was warm in its of ontraged nature, and the wanderings approbation, and liberal in its reward. of a lawlers pencil, will be strangely af- May 15.

LUCIUS. fected with the spectacle which will there be presented to himn ;---a spectacle, Sir, in which will be found the SUBLIME, the

To the Editor of the Monthly Magazine. BEAUTIFUL, and the PATHETIC, in an

SIR, *Morn. Herald.--"Among the separate ex. I

WAS in company, the other day, hibitions in promise, are those of Copley's

where a gentleman was lamenting the picture of the surrender of De Winter, at a great restraint that has of late years been pavilion in Albemarle-Street, and of FUSE- laid on the liberty of the press in this il's Devils in Pall-Mall.

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