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42 Extra£t from Langhorne's Consolations, &c. Jan, You have borne, with so much firmness, ness, instead of wisdom and consolation, k such a variety of afflictions, that one would is from fanaticism and sophiftry, which think you posleffed of some secret, which, their profesors have had the impudence to in a peculiar manner, supports the soul upon call by the names of religion and philosophy.' the most trying occasions-I know you too III. Tbe Grand Question, is Marriage fit well to suspect you of insensibility.

for Literary Men i vol. 12mo. 28. 6d. F. Indeed, you ought not : I love my Bladon. friends, and take a pleasure in their happi- This is a translation from the Italian of Dess. I agree with you, too, that it is a right signior Cocchi, a celebrated phyfician of Flo. rule to avail ourselves of the experience and rence; but we can neither recommend it for the conduct of others. is, undoubtedly, delicacy or argument to the perusal of our the Mortest and the easiest way to wisdom : readers-Signior Cocchi treats his subject in But yet one may poslibly be milled by it. a loose, undetermined manner, and leaves The events of life, and the dispositions of the question almost in the same fate of unmen, are so various, that the conduct of one certainty at the conclufion, as we find it in man may neither be practicable nor applicable the beginning of his performance. to another, in circumstances apparently IV, Zingis. A Tragedy as it is performed fimilar.

at ibe Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. By P. This requires explanation.

Alexander Dow, 8vo. Is. 62. Becket. F. You will find it, if you look upon mis- As we gave so particular a critique on this fortunes in general. Their fize is not to piece in our Magazine for December, we be estimated from their quality, but from the fall only say in this place, that it is rather temper and understanding of the person who better in the closer than on the stage, though fuffers them. Amyotor, you know, who is we are sure it never will be considered any lately dead, was equally the friend of Theron where as a capital production-Mr. Dow and of Aurelius. He was the patron of seems to value himself highly upon having both, likewise ; and both were entirely de- introduced a new species of manners to the pendent on his bounty. The loss they fur- English thcatre-but we must inform him tained, therefore, was the same, but not so that Tartars have been long fince familiar to the misfortune. Aurelius is a man of keen our drama, and in a play much superior to sensibility and care; Theron is remarkable his Zingis, the tragedy of Tamerlane. for an obftinate fortitude and negligence I V. Cyrus. A Tragedy as it is performed at am sorry for Theron; but I grieve fur Aure- tb. Tteatre Royal in Covent Garded. By lius-I pity him at my soul-He seems to John Hoole. 8vo. 13. 6d. Davies. Heave received a death-wou: d from the same This performance we have also spoken of blow that hardly staggered the other. The particularly in our British Theatre for Deconduct of Theron cannot be recommended cember-and we cannot but think it in fi. to him. His misfortune is not the fame; nitely more pleasing in the representation and wis confolations must be different. than the perusal.

P. I see the truth of this: But are thire VI. Tim Jones. An Opera as it is per. not general consolations applicable to all formed at tbe Tbeatre Royal ir Covent Garpersons under ami&ion; I mean all that den. By Joseph Reed. 8vo. Is. 60. have sensibility, luppofing such only to be Becket. Sapable of affliction?

This piece is fabricated, and very poorly, F. Undoubtedly: There are common from the celebrated novel of the same name, fources of comfort, to which all may have written by the late Mr. Henry Fielding-Mr. recourse, and from which all must princi. Reed in some public al:ercations which he pally derive their facisfaction ; but the ge- has had with the critics, appears to entertain neral medicines of the mind, like those of a very respectable opinion of his own perfora the body, will depend chiefly, for success, mance, and indeed we don'c wonder that be on the skill with which they are adminic hould suppose the manufacture to be good, Stered. Our consolations, in general, are to where the materials are universally allowed be found in religion and philosophy; yet to be excellent-but unhappily Mr. Reed, both tray be perverted in the applicazion; instead of confioing himse:f to any one parti. and from those falutary spring, may be drawn cularly interesting situation in the life of his the most fatal poisons.

bero, endeavours to introduce his whole hir. P. Is it possible, then? Can any thing tory, on the ftage, and fancies, because the destructive procecd from what is divine? public are acquainted with the various cirThe autbor of our religion has left it on re- cumstances of the novel, that they will nasord, that a good free must bring forth good turally put up with the minuteft incident, fruit: If the system he hath established be a however unaffecting, tedious, or unconnected good one, how thould it be productive of -Mr. Reed wou'd have done well, had he evil ?

considered that many things may be very F. Excuse me: I ought to have made a agreeable in narrative, which are highly is. diftinc?ion. It is not from religion or philo- fipid in representation, and that it is free sophy that men derive folly and wrotcheda quently the writeis fortunate manner of rela5

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Remarks on Tom Jones.

43 ting them, that furnishes the principal part case it is administered without causing any of the eatertainment.

sentible operation. But it is not surprizing that Mr. Reed, VII. Poems. 4to. 97 pages. Becket boald be mistaken in matters of fact - These poems confift of pieces on various “ His preface tells us, that be bas endea occafions together with some love elegies foared to furge Western's character of its and translations from Catullus and Tibullus coarseness and indelicacy, in conformity to --in the tender walk of elegy, the author is the refined taste of the present ag: ; let us not without talent, but when he attempts fee bow far be has succeeded when Jones humour he is rather unfortunate-for in. comes in, jot as Sophia has declared to her ftance in the following quotation from his father, an utter averfion to Biifil

, and pro- epilogue to the Merry Wives of Windsor, miles to argue with the young lady-Wefern spoken by Falstaff exclaims

Zounds! what a fury has this Ford been in " Thank thee kindly, thou art a prince

As if poor harmlels cuckoldom was fin ! of a man;-but may I be banged, drawn,

Why damn the heerle-beaded fiapeard Inave, and quartered, if I don't turn her out of doors,

The whoreson sure has ne'er a loul to save, Esleis she bare bim-may I be gibetted if I Or thark, instead of blows, might have doa't."

been given

(to beav'n. in a little time after, Western having heard

To one who would have help'd the wretch thar Suphia's difinclination to Blifil chiefly

But as it is much more agreeable to dwell anises from a paffion which she entertains for

on an author's merit than his defects, we Jones, the old gentleman is violently en

shall here give an elegy from this perfor. raged and thus addresses the poor foundling

“ Now I'll be revenged on the rascal- of mance, which we think will not be difwir beby cluebes if Ibou'rt a man, off with iby

plealing to our readers. cabe I jay, ord lll lick ibee, as ebon was's

E LE GY V. Fever lick'd in tby days- A damned beggarly éafiard-Let me come at the dog,"

PARTING. Written in 1765. But that the reader may see how thocoughly Mr. Reed, to use his own appella

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Go, my love ; and 'till we meet again tion, has parged the character of Western, Let hope and constancy the time beguile: it will be neceffary to give a few farther fpe- Again to meet ! that prospect Mall refrain cimens-Sophia, having eloped, and being The tear that star.s through my dicembled Evertaken by her father in company with

smile. Jones, Weltern thus expresses himlelf, “Illo Farewell! but there is finish'd all my boast ho! Illo ho !-Now we've got the dog fox, I That tender accent falters on my tongue ; warrant madam is not far off-where's So- And I must weep for that dear object loft, ply you rascal (seizing Tones,) Sirrab you've Da which I gaz'd so fondly and so long. foie my daughter, and I'll have you bang'd

O stop! O turn! for I have much to say you shall swing for it you deg; you shall be

One word! one look! I cannot leave thee tack'd up ; you thall dangle; I expect to be

foprie for high sheriff; and I'll see you executed."

-Ah me, she takes a difant, diff'rent way; Was the coarseness however of Western's

And I unheard, unanswer'd vent day woe character confined to his conversations with men, the matter would not be so culpable. From her soft voice no more I catch the but his brutality is exercised even on the

sound; women-and his fifter is not only, a frac- No more her beauties grace my happy fide : timus, cross grained, contradictious, self-opi- I call, I search in vain, no more is found siated, presbyterian, Oliverian bag,” but he My sweet companion, and my promis'd frequently withes her dead; and tells her it bride. is well the is not a man or be would ebrosh Back to those happier scenes, remembrance, fly! ber jacket for talking court gibberih to him

Thy lenient aid my sorrows shall remove : Nay in the catastrophe, when it is con

For thou from these dear moments canft cluded that Jones hall have Sophia, Wer

supply tern makes an illiberal observation on his

Full inany a proof propitious to my love. daughter's blushing-and Allworthy saying, bbat she is indeed a beautiful creature; the

Much tho' I lov’d, I found that love repaid; now delicate father, says to the poor girl's

And seem'd of all men happy o'er the rest ; face, so much the better for Tom, for egad Consenting Beauty heal'd the wound it made; Le hall have the sculing of her.

And Love enllav'd me but to make me

bleft. If this is the manner in which Mr. Reed farges the coarseness and indelicacy of cha- My lips the story of my bosom told racters, we can only with, to continue his Check'd by no scornful, no unkind replys be auxifal mode of expression, that his pbyfic Her fav’ring glances bade my tongue be bold, was a little more powerful, as in the present And mutual passion kindied in her eye.

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Answer to Mesrs Noble.

Jan. The blush foft fpreiding o'er her downcast when they are obliged to find fault, ani face,

were they in the least actuated by the illibi. The jüdden righ half riling, half suppre's'd, ral motiv: with which they are politely conThat cny difress which heightens every grace plimented by Mitlis Noble, they had miny

In filent eloquence her love confess'd. occasions, in the publications of both, to cr. How (weet to loatch her not unwilling hand,

ercise a much greater degree of severity. And ali delighted on her charms to gaze ;

To be candid-Melis Noble have less reason While mix'd with many a kiss we fondly to be offended at the censure which the Re. plana'd

viewers have pafted upon their novels, than The tender conduct of connubial days!

cause to be gratetul for the lightness of obat

censure, and inRead of resenting the imagiEach social virtue decks her gentle mind; And stedfast Honour waves his banners

nary unkindness they have experienced, they

Tould think themselves very fortunate in be. there; So chase a temple, Love was proud to find;

ing vied at a tribunal of so much lenity.But, And Truth proclaims her parting vow hin fay Meflts Noble, the Reviewers have hinted

" that we keep a set of needy authors in pay to

furnith us with a supply of new novels for While sweet remembrance thus relieves my publication."'-If the Reviewers have hinted heart,

such a circumstance, they spoke from the Ab why shou'd grief lo fair a prospect sour!

bent of their opinions. The shops of these Yes, we shall meet, and meet no more to part,

gentlemen are inceffantly teeming with pro. And Heav'n and Love Ball bless th' ex.

ductions of this kind, though the Reviewers pected hour.

will not say now ones, because there is an infi. Then fare thee well! apd to thy constant mind pid sameness in them all: and the Mef. Noble

Scill be my memory dear, tho' I am gone ; are thus publicly called upon to mention any Suill be each choughi, each tender with con- one of their books, that has been favourably fin'd

received by the world, of which the London To me whose heart is full of thee alone : Magazine has made a disreputable mention ; Fond Hope the while fhall cheer my drooping these gentlemen, however, “ in juftification of soul,

themselves from so injurious, and malicious a In sweet impatience shall the time employ, charge,” positively declare, “that they do not, Shall chide the lazy moments as they roll, nor ever did keep any writers, or writer in And soothe my grief with thoughts of fuo pay for such purpose; but on the contrary ture joy.

affirm, that all the novels they have hither. VIII. Goliarb Slain: Being a Reply to tbe

to published, “ have been sent to them from Reverend Dr. Nowell's Answer to Pieras Oxo

their authors without any ftipulated pay, rienfis, &i. By be Au bor of Pietas Oxo- promise of reward, or previous agreement Tierfis. Svo, 25. 6d. Keith.

wbaifoever, either by themselves, or by any This pamphlet, we are apprehensive, will person for them."-- Whether this is, or is give but little satisfa&ion to the geoerality not, the case, matters very little-the meris of our readers the subject of contention is of their books, and not the condition upon none of the most entertaining, and therefore which they are obtained, is the only obje&t we can only recommend the peruíal of it to of enquiry, though the Reviewers are rather the lovers of cafu ftical divinity.

apprehensive, that many people may be ape IX. Tbe Reclaimed Libertine; or, ebe Hiftorg 10 dispute the reality of their ailrtion on of tbe Hon. Charles Belmont, and Miss Mel. this point; and that many more will be aps vil; in a series of Letters 2 vol. 1200, 5s. to think even the paper and print of a fete Noble.

copies a sufficient reward, Yor the labour of To the volumes which are now to pa's un. thore whole rank, property, and fortune, as der examination, Mers Francis and John Mellis Noble ailure their readers, render Noble have thought proper to prefix a very

them superior to the receipt of a pecuniary apgry advertisement against the London Ma- gratification.—The Reviewers could by no gazine, for its ftri&tures on some of their pub- means intend to say, that an author who sold lications.

his works muft necessarily be without abiliTo this the qurilers of ibe Impartial Revietu ties.- - They know the fate of leiters in ibe London Magazine, think it oecessary to better than to make fo absurd, fo unjustifiaanswer, that they have no prejudice whatever ble an insinuation; and are well convinced, to the Melt, Noble, and are really sorry they the most celebrated writers of the part, as could not, confiftent with their little reputa- well as of the present age, have very properly tion for judgment and veracity, give a more thought themselves entitled to, and as profavourable account of the proʻuctions, which perly accepted a price for their productions, these gentlemen suppose so injuriously treated But when such fimsey, such despicable comin their monthly animadversions. The positions as the novels of the Metis Noble Reviewers are infinitely better pleated when were bourly obtruded on the public, the Rethey have an opportunity to commend, than viewers naturally let them down as the off.

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1769. A JUDICIAL ARTICLE.

45 pring of dilnels desperate with success, and sensibility of his merit, and secretly pines for bazely wished the respective, fabricatore a her adorable Belmont. Bere elig ble way of earning a livelihood. The amable libertine, half diftra&ted for

But to let the public see beyond contradic. her, tries every method to discover where tion, that the criticisms of the Reviewers, she is, and having at last succeeded, borrows es the foreis of the Meltis Noble were found. Mrs. Murray's coach, on a pretence of going ed ca tbe fricteft candoor, it will be only ne- to Saltbill. and sends it in that lady's name ceffary to take a curforyreview of the Reclaimed to Mrs. Wentworth's for Miss Melvill, who Libris, of which it may be reasonably lup- immediately sets off, but is conveyed to Em paled the publihers entertain a very extraor- Wood, a house of Belmont's; here Belmont disary opinion, because they have made it attempts to gain his point to no purpose, the particular vehicle of their complaint, and and Miss Melvill falling ill of a fever, he is fremos ta think that the merit it poffeffes, will awakened into a sense of his licentiousness, fatăcientiy Support the propriety of their offers to marry and is thoroughly reformed releriment againit the London Magazine. our heroine, imitating Clarita Harlowe, re

This work like the generality of our mo- je&ts the man who can attempt her honour, dera novels, is carried on in a series of let. and escapes from the house - But in a little ters, and ibe heroine, Miss Melville, like time after, Belmont hearing that the resides ne of the modern beroines, is an irrenit.

with Mr. Brownsmith, à clergyman in inte com oued of beauty and virtue. She is, Berkshire, follows her there, accompanied korever. wholly without a fortune, and by bis brother, his fifter, and his aunt, who Eres with Mrs. Murray, a widow lady of joining in support of his luit, Miss Melvill great fortune, who had a particular affeátion is prevailed upon to marry him, and pucs a far her nober. Here the Hon. Charles finishing Atroke to the hiftory. Bisont, Edq; falls desperately in love with Here gentle reader, in about a fingle fide ber, and tries by every art to seduce her into of the London Magazine, you have every the paths of infa.ny.Miss Melvill feels essential particular in the Libertine reclaimed, the teadurelt affection for Belmont, but re-, though the story takes up near five hundred jes kis illiberal addresses with indignation; pages as published by Mellis Noble, and ya netwithftanding the juft cause of offence though there is not a circumstance in it, which Belmont has given her, she refuses that has not been five hundred times repeatthe addrefits of a Sir Thomas Sianley or bised, in five hundred fimilar productions account, with whom Belmont in a fit of but if the total want of incident and novelty zalosiy quarrels, and is wounded rather dan, is so jusly exceptionable, the language is fill gergully,

more ro, where the senfible as well as bonourBeinont recovering however, in a little able Charles Belmont, Esq; talks of linging time afterwards repews his scandalous over- re deum for bis victory over Miss Melville's Luet to Miss Melvill ; in consequence of affections, as if an opportunity to ruin a de#bicb tbe young lady begs her patroness will serving young woman was a proper occasion recommend her into some family, where she of thanksgiving to heaven; and where the may procure a fubGfence by ber services, and same criterion of politeness talks repeatedly escape ibe solicitations of the importunate, of kicking ibe old wircb Mrs. Burnley (one of yet teo agrecable Belmont.-Mrs. Murray his aunt Murray's friends) down stairs-Howaccordingly places her with Mrs. Wentworth, ever, it is high time the public should now

sidow lady in Buckinghamshire, wbere judge between the Reviewers and Meffrs NoMr. Soubern, a young gentleman of genteel ble, who would not have engaged by any corectations, agreeable person, and unex. means so much attention from the London ceptionable character, foon entreats the Magazine, had they not made so wanton as bkling of her hand, Miss Meivil refuses weil as foolish an attack upon the impartiahis requel, though the entertaios the highest licy of that performance.

JUDICIAL ARTICL E. Fra ibe Trial of Lawrence Balfe, and Ed- magazines, we thought it would give our

ward M'Quirk, for the Murder of George readers no little pleasure to have a more Clarke, at sbe late Elektira of a Reprefenia- ample account from the regular proceedings, tive for tte Counry of Middlesex, beld at as far as they have been published in the Brentford.

Sessions Paper, especially as the present trial He public curiosity being lo jully ex- seems to be taken down with great attention

in that paper, and is well worth the perusal nothing but bight unsatisfactory paragraphs of those who are defisous of being minutely idjatrve is the determination of it, having acquainted with the whole particulars of jet appeared in any of the aews papers or

this memorable business.

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Account of the Trial of the Rioters., Jan. Lawrence Balfe, and Edward M Quirk to acquaint Mr. Allen with. At this dir. were arraiçoed before the Lord Chief Baron course the prisoner Balfe was present, but Parker, Mr. Juftice Aiton, Mr. Justice Mr. Jones directed his questions chiefly to Gouid, and Mr. Recorder, for the murder M Quirk, who said he was afraid fach in question. The council for the pritoners work had been done that day, as would were Mr. Serjeant Davey, Mr. Serjeant Bur- make it neceiiary for him to go to "Dover Jand, Mr. Walker, Mr. Lucas, and Mr. in his way to Calais, the next morning. Murphy; and for the prosecution, Mr. Ser. Balfe declared to Mr. Jones that he was jeant Leigh, Mr. Inıpey, and Mr. Adair. hired by Broughton, and that he was to The Jury were,

have a guinea for going down to Brentford Henry Atkins Robert Gouland whether it was for one day or two-he add. Thomas Lovett

William Hairpenny ed, that though he was there he had not William Wilkinson Thomas Holgate itruck any body, and that it was such bad John Braitheu eight Alexander Sheen work, he would not go down the next day, Nathaniel Morgan William Creeland even if he should be wanted - Mr. Allen Thomas Taylor Joseph sillen.

coming in after this, Mr. Joncs left the The first evidence for the crown was Ro- prisoners with him, and wen. to Appleby's bert Jones Esq; of Fanmouth castle in Gla- in Parliament-treet, gave an information to morganshire, a gentleman of very confidera- Mr. Horne und others of the transaction, ble fortune, and in the committion of the who thought proper to secure Balfe and peace for his county-Mr. Jones deposed M Quirk, and had them committed to prithat being at the Middlesex election, which fon by Sir John Fielding the next morning. commenced between two and threeo'clock- The next evidence for the crown was the majority of the rioters had labels in their Miles Burton Allen, Esq; who gave much hats with Prucior and Liberry written upon the same general account of the riot as Mr. them, and he particularly remembered to Jones had given, with the addition, how. have remarked the prisoners at the bar ever, of the following particulars - That in the mob, though he had never seen he was upon the huftings and saw M Quirk them before–M.Quirk was very active in attack this place with a party of the rioters, the fray, and struck several persons with a indiscriminately knocking down friend and bludgeon-but Mr. Jones did not observe foe-Ms. Allen upon this with an oath, that Bal'e made a blow at any body, though asked, what they did there ? and received sea he was armed with a bludgeon as well as his veral blows for his interrogatory-". But companion M'Quirk.

not thinking it my business to oppose a moh, The same night between ten and eleven I enquired, depoied Mr. Allen, for Sir w. Mr Jones again saw the prisoners at the Beauchamp, he was my man ; there was Shakespear's head in Covent Garden, a gentleman stood near shere Sir William

where he was waiting for Mr. Allen, a was; I went to Sir Wm. I will not pretend • gentleman of his acquaintance, who had to ascertain the particular words, that I

alio been at Brentford, and who being mis- might at that time have expresied to him, taken by M'Quirk for one of Sir William but it was to this purpose: Whether he · Beauchamp Proctor's friends, had defired meant to be returned for the county of Mid

M Quirk to call upon hing at the above ta- dlesex by a mob in that manner? 'Sir Wm. vern atten in the evening, to get as much in- declared upon his honour they were not his telligence as poñible concerning the prin- mob-They had Proctor and Liberty in cipal encouragers of the riot - Mr. Jones their hats, I believe, at the same time-1 had been told by Mr. Allen, for what pur- went up to Mr. Shakespeare, and remon. pole he had desired the interview with strated with him-I believe Mr. Shakespear M Quirk, but the latter having some buri- was of opinion with me, that it was a very ness at the Houle of Commons, left Mr. odd affair - returned to Sir Wm. BeauJones to receive the prisoner, who was to champ, on seeing a regular mob drawn up enquire for Sir W. B. Proctor's friend-Mr. on the lower fide of the hustings--I have Jones waited a considerable time, and at last seen meu very often drawn up, but I think Balie came, who after some little convería- they were as regularly drawn up as ever I tion, went out for M'Quirk and returned faw- They were headed by one man; they with him.

had clubs ready-Their mark was the fide On M Quirk's arrival, Mr. Jones told of the hustings-I desired to know whether him that Mr. Allen would soon join them, they were his mob or not-He declared and entered into a discourse relative to the to me, upon his honour, that they were riot, during which, M‘Quirk being per. not-Upon that, while I was speaking to Swaded that he was talking to a friend of him, they came on and attacked the hus. Sir W. B. Proctor's, candidly acknow- tings in that part, and knocked down inJedged the part be had acted in that tran- diicriminately friend or foe-There were faction ;-a confession into which he was a number of mobs, one attacked at one more naturally led, as Mr. Jones declared place and another at another-The prisoner be might fafely tell him, whasever he had M'Quirk was in this mob that attacked the

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