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Young, “ He seems to have strong principles of virtue, but in him it seems such an uncomfortable and ever dismal virtue, as strikes one in some such manner as if one was to enter into a noble apartment hung with black.”

Strange Conceit. SIR GEORGE MACKENZIE (Essays, 79) has as odd a conceit as that of Quarles and Hugo. " It is strange," he says, “ that the Jew should not from the triangular architecture of his own heart conclude the Trinity of the Godhead, whose temple it was appointed to be.”

Thomson. A BURLESQUE return from the fox chase originally in the Seasons, but omitted in later editions, and restored by Aikin in 1778, and recommended for omission again by the Monthly Review, as not in keeping with the rest of the poem.

Metre. Ovid wrote Getic verses in Latin measure.-Pont. iv. xii. 19.1

And from a like feeling the monks wrote Latin rhymes.

HORACE WALPOLE's Letters, vol. 1, p.

BISHOP KEN's Poems 204.

DEDICATION.—He seems to have regard

ed his successor's fate as judicial—which I Cumberland.

am sorry to see. In the Natural Son, Jack Hustings brings

“ The dolorous remnant of his days." a brace of trout, the first he had taken that

P. 3. Philhymno he calls himself.

State earthquakes. season, - and presently he asks whether birds are plenty, and says,

“ I'll come and

5. “Before the pheasant cocks began their brush the stubbles for thee in a week or two's


30. The Virgin Marytime."

DEDICATION of the Brothers to the Duke “Swadling him by the light of his own rays!" of Grafton.

32. “ In her soft arms the boundless babe


All this is full of Catholic passion.

59. The innocents An admirable description of Airting and “ Vehicled in their own vital flame." cleaning windows. - Conscious Lovers, p.

The Milky Way their memorial. 54.

Lucifer and Satan are different devils in

his poems.


86. The Abaddons.

112. Belzebub fermenting hell—as thunder spoils barrels of wine.

A VIRTUOUS well, about whose flowery

The nimble footed fairies dance their rounds
By the pale moonshine, dipping oftentimes
Their stolen children, so to make them free
From dying flesh, and dull mortality.”


Shepherdess, p. 112.

1 The lines here alluded to are,
“Ah pudet! et Getico scripsi sermone libellum,

Structaque sunt nostris barbara verba modis.
Et placui, gratare mihi, cæpique Poetæ
Inter inhumanos nomen habere Getas !”

Epist. er Ponto.-J. W. W.

192. Poetry the language of man before God has the caput mortuum of his age." the fall.

Edmund, p. 339. 193. The Patriarchs made sacred pastorals and sonnets.

“ Soon as morn rising on its wings of light 197. How the Curetes overnoised his cry.

Takes o'er the world its instantaneous flight.” 200. Poets in heaven.

I think he had Chamberlain's lines in his 234.“ Unappeasable as hell.” 1

mind, 274. “ Oft with his tears he ballasted his

“ The sun on light's dilated wings had fled boat."

To wake the western villagers from bed." God who always tenders hearts contrite. 276. “ Men fierce as fiends they wor

Edmund, 291. shipped."

“ Hilda, who kept death always in her eye, He always writes massācre—the French In sickness nothing had to do but die. pronunciation

With a sweet patience sheendured her pain." Vol. 2.

293-4. Hilda's death passionate, and at P. 5. “Where Beelzebub sits broiling the same time most fantastic.? on his throne."

Maggi's verse may be applied to Ken's

devotional poems. - On Asafætida the whole was built."

“ Belle d'affetti più che di pensieri.” 14. “ Despair no disappointment ever

Tom. 2, p. 26. knows,

And these also,
No fear, surprize, or danger undergoes :
Despair feels no ambition, no disgrace.

“ Più che gl'ingegni alteri

Ama i cuori divoti, e nè suoi canti What every saint of resignation boasts,

Val per esser Poeta essere Amanti.” Despair is all that to infernal ghosts,

Ibid. Jehovah conquers all things but despair.”

17. Mammon in a gold cage.
20. Dragon, and the remoras, and the sy-

Matthew Stevenson.

Author of Norfolk Drollery, or a Com23. Catching torpedoes.

pleat Collection of the newest Songs, JoThe storm.

vial Poems, and Catches, &c. 1673. So 69. The author's prophecy concerning says Nichols—but this title seems rather to himself by the name of Kennes.

designate a collection. 76. Lines which Parnell has certainly imitated in the Hermit.

90-1. Satan disguising himself. 98. “Satan riding a snake," and

Robert Wolseley. “ Turning the brute's own sting to spur its YOUNGER son of Sir Charles Wolseley of flight."

Staffordshire. The father was one of CromLucifer's palace.

well's lords, and the son took an active and 129-30. Edmund released by natural honourable part in the Revolution. He magic.

went as envoy to Brussels in 1693. 138.

He wrote the preface to Rochester's VaHis youthful heat and strength for sin en- lentinian. gage,


2 The edition here referred to is that of W. No doubt the allusion is to Prov. xxvii. Hawkins, 2 vols. 8vo. 1721. The copy before 20: “ Hell and destruction are never full," and me is marked by Southey throughout. He gave Habbakuk, ii. 5.-J. W. W.

it to me in 1834.-J. W. W.

- Man

her funeral, September 16, 1656. Oratione Frederick Calvert, Lord Baltimore.

funebri, à marito ipso, more prisco laudata 1731–1771.

fuit, is part of her epitaph. The copies of Tuis odd man, whose character may well this pamphlet were industriously collected be suffered to sleep with him in the grave, and destroyed. But Mr. Granger, who had published,

seen one, was fully persuaded by it of her 1. A Tour to the East, in 1763-4, with innocence. Remarks on the City of Constantinople and He published, besides this funeral orathe Turks. Also Select Pieces of Oriental tion, 1656, 2. A Panegyric to the King, Wit, Poetry, and Wisdom, by the Lord 1660. 3. The History of Isoof Bassa, 1684, Baltimore. London, 1767, 8vo.

and translated The Venetian Triumph. 2. Gaudia Poetica, Latina, Anglicâ et On his return home from one of his emGallicâ Linguâ composita. A'. 1769. Au- bassies, he took the road along the coast of gustæ Litteris Spathianis, 1770, surmounted France, and in his audience of the King by a baron's coronet, with the initials F. B. told him that the French were hard at This is dedicated in Latin to Linnæus, who work in raising a naval force, and pointed repaid the compliment with the grossest out the danger to England. Instead of atflattery.

tending to the intelligence, Charles severely 3. Cælestes et Inferi. Venetiis. Typis reprimanded him for talking of things which C. Palese, 1771, 4to.

it was not his business to meddle with. Copies of these last works, which are exceedingly rare, were in the collection of Isaac Reed.

Bevil Higgons.—1670-1735. YOUNGER son of Sir Thomas Higgons by

Bridget his second wife; true to the Stuart John Glanvill.Broad Hinton, Wilts,

family, he accompanied James into France. 1664.

He published a volume of Historical and He published, 1. Some Odes of Horace Critical Remarks on Burnet's History; and, imitated with relation to his Majesty and 2. A short View of the English History, the Times, 1690. 2. Poems dedicated to with Reflections Political, Historical, Civil, the Memory and lamenting the Death of Physical, and Moral, on the Reigns of the her late sacred Majesty of the Small Pox, Kings, their Characters and Manners, their 1695. 3. A Plurality of Worlds, translated Successions to the Throne, and all other refrom the French, 1688.

markable Incidents to the Revolution 1688.
Drawn from authentic Memoirs and MSS.

Sir Thomas Higgons.Shropshire,

John Evelyn.-Sayes Court, near Deptford, One of the few Cavaliers whose services

1654-1698. were rewarded after the Restoration. Charles Son of the Sylvan Evelyn. He wrote the II. knighted him, and gave him a pension Greek Poem which is prefixed to the second of £500 a year, and gifts to the amount of volume of his father's work, and translated £4000. In 1669 he was sent envoy extra- Rapin's Gardens, Plutarch's Life of Alexordinary to invest the Duke of Saxony ander, and the History of the Grand Viziers with the Order of the Garter, and about four Mahomet and Achmet Coprogli, and of the years afterwards went envoy to Vienna. three last Grand Seigniors, their Sultanas

He married the famous widow of Robert and chief Favourites, with the most secret Earl of Essex, and delivered an oration at | Intrigues of the Seraglio. 1677. 8vo.

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Edward Howard, Eighth Earl of Suffolk.

“ Alma novem genuit celebres Rhedycina 1731.

poetas, This nobleman, who had, according to

Bubb, Stubb, Cobb, Crabb, Trap, Young, Horace Walpole, some derangement of in

Carey, Tickell, Evans.” tellect, published Miscellanies in Prose and He wrote a volume of Pastorals, six of which, Verse, by a Person of Quality, 1725, 8vo.; or rather twelve, were preserved by Isaac the greater part of which he reprinted under Reed, and by him communicated to Mr. the title of Musarum Deliciæ in 1728. This Nichols's Collection. They have more merit volume contains some Sapphick verses, which than is usually to be found in such poems ; the bookseller acquaints us were so called but are by no means equal to Gay’s, who

not because they are written in the num- succeeded better in sport than his serious bers which Sappho made use of, but merely predecessors Phillips and Dr. Evans. upon account of the fineness and delicacy of the subjects."

Horace Walpole has preserved a curious anecdote of this man (vol. 4, Parke's edition,

Gloster Ridley.-1702-1774.

T p. 133, note).

worthy man, who was descended An advertisement prefixed to his last from Ridley the Martyr, was born at sea on publication announces that speedily will be board the Gloucester East Indiaman. He published Alcander, or the Prince of Ar- published the Life of his ancestor, and a cadia, by the same author.

Review of Philips's Life of Cardinal Pole, The Musarum Deliciæ is a scarce book, one of those insidious works of the Roman many of the copies having been burnt by Catholics which it is necessary to watch and his lordship's executors.

to confute. His eldest son was the author Park, vol. 4, p. 136, gives an extract,

of the Tales of the Genii, a book which it is to Upon a Beau—but it cannot be a charac- be hoped will always continue to be printed. teristic one.

From the volume of a mad man something that marks him may surely be selected.

Joseph Trapp, Cherington, Gloucestershire,

1669-17**. John Lord Cutts.-1706.

DR. TRAPP was the first professor of poSon of Richard Cutts, Esq. of Matching etry at Oxford, and like many other profesin Essex, and made Baron of Gowran in Ire

sors in other things, professed what he cerland, one of the lords justices general, general tainly did not practise. He published his land, one of the lords justices general, general lectures under the title of Prælectiones Poof the forces in that kingdom, and governor eticæ ; four volumes of Sermons; Abramule, of the isle of Wight.

Marlborough called him a Salamander, a tragedy; some controversial treatises from his having escaped in a most tremen against the Papists and Methodists, which dous action with part of the French army.

are said to have much merit; and sundry A good specimen in Park's Royal and miscellaneous productions both in prose and

But his best or worst known works Noble Authors, vol. 5, p. 222.

are a Latin version of the Paradise Lost,

and a blank verse translation of Virgil. Abel Erans.

See this Virgil, for surely it must have been One of the Oxford wits enumerated in the well known distich:


Divinity and Operations of the Holy Ghost, I Quære? Was not this the name of Pope's preached at Lady Moyes's lecture, are some of epic?—R. S.

the very best on the subject.-J. W. W.


over-abused. So bad as Pope's Homer it and in travesting the first book of Pope's cannot by any possibility have been, i. e. it Iliad with Ducket, under the title of Hocannot so misrepresent and debase the ori- merides, by Sir Iliad Doggrel: for which

Pope put him in the Dunciad.


John Howe. Mr. Nichols has transcribed an account Benjamin Stilling fleet.—169*1-1771. of this gentleman, which deserves retran

“I HAVE lately," says GRAY,“made an acscription. (Nichols' Collection, vol. 1, p. 209.) quaintance with this philosopher, who lives

in a garret in the winter, that he may sup

port some near relations who depend upon Thomas Poems by a young Nobleman of distin- (according to my old maxim) always happy, guished abilities, lately deceased, 4to. 1780. always cheerful, and seems to me a worthy, These, according to Mr. Park, are admitted honest man. His present scheme is to send to be his. The Letters published as his some persons properly qualified to reside a are said to have been written by Mr. Combe. year or two in Attica, to make themselves

The remarkable story of his death is cer- acquainted with the climate, productions, tainly believed in the family.

and natural history of the country, that we Mr. Park has published his portrait. I may understand Aristotle, Theophrastus, never saw a countenance so thoroughly ex

&c. who have been Heathen Greek to us for pressive of a debauched heart.

so many ages; and this he has got proposed to Lord Bute, no unlikely person to put it

in execution, as he is himself a botanist.” Sneyd Davies.—1769.

See Gentleman's Magazine, 1776, p. 162. Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, Pennant says of him, prefixed to his British

496, and for 1777, p. 440. See also what rector of Kingsland in Herefordshire, pre- Zoology, vol

. 4. bendary of Litchfield, archdeacon of Derby, and D.D.

Walter Pope.- Fawsley, NorthamptonSir Thomas Burnet.1753.

shire, 1714. YOUNGEST son of the bishop, consul at WALTER POPE was elected from WestLisbon, and afterwards king's serjeant, and minster to Trinity College, Cambridge, 1645, judge of the Common Pleas. A volume of but removed

to Oxford, where he was suchis Poems was printed in 1777.

cessively scholar, fellow, and dean of WadIt is recorded of him in the days of his ham. In 1658, when he was junior proctor, levity, that his father one day seeing him an attempt was made to abrogate the statute uncommonly grave, asked what he was me- for wearing caps and hoods; he frustrated ditating ? “ A greater work,” replied the it, and this he called the most glorious action

“ than your lordship's History of the of his life.? Reformation." 6 What is that, Tom ?" “My own Reformation, my lord.” “I shall

Watt, in the Bibliotheca Britannica, says be heartily glad to see it,” said the bishop, he was born about 1702. He was grandson to but almost despair of it.” It was how- the Bishop.-J. W. W.

2 “ Believe me," says COMBERLAND, ever accomplished. He edited his father's History of his own

is much good sense in old distinctions. When

the law lays down its full-bottomed periwig, you Times, and was concerned in the Grumbler, will find less wisdom in bald pates than you are



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