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fown' pure as it is reaped ; it is not at the same period, can yield nothing mixed, in the same field, with differ. but a mixture, as unproductive to the ent species of grain, which, though cultivator, as it is unprofitable to the of the fame genus, yet not ripening consumer.





Perceive that the first Volume of been, originally pronounced, (a very

the Tranfactions of the Antiqua. flight error in the person who first rian Society of Scotland begins with took it down in writing, or in the an Inquiry into the name of the in- copyists finçe, would make the trifhabitants; and beg permission to re- ling difference,) you have immediatemark, that although the Greeks cal. ly Scototes, which when pronounced led the nomade people, now known to short must be Scots. us by the name of Tartars, by the I am your Lordship’s very appellation of Exulan, which the

humble Servant, learned author of the paper alluded

MATTHEW GUTHRIE. to above, supposes might have been St Petersburgh, Sept. 5th. 1794. the Grecian pronounciation of the Celtic word Scuits, or wanderers; yet

P. S It is remarkable likewise that this was by no means the name they some of the Scythian hords practised gave themselves, as Heroditus, in his the same custom of painting their fourth Book Melpomene, expressly bodies, which we are affured by J. tells us, that the Scythians called Cæsar, Pomp. Mela, Pliny, Tacitus, themselves Scolotes. Now fuppofing A. Marcellinus, and a number of othey were a people from the Celtic ther classic authors, once obtained a . stock like ourselves, which I have mongit che Celts in both South and little doubt of, their real name fur- North Britain. These hords were nishes' a very simple derivation of the Dacæ and Sarmatians whom Scots, for by merely changing the Pliny says both painted their bodies Linto t, as it may have very possibly like our forefathers.




From the first volume of the works of Horace Walpole Earl of Orford. TEW men have been born with a heir, but drew up for his use a code

brighter show of parts : few men of institution, in which no secret os. have beilowed more cultivation on his doctrine was withheld, he was their natural endowments; and the not only so unfortunate as to behold world has seldom been more just in a total miscarriage of his lectures, its admiration both of genuine and but the system itself appeared fo fue improved talents. A model yet more perficial, fo trilling, and so illaud :rarely bcheld, was that of a prince of ble, that mankind began to wonder wits who employed more application at what they had admired in the preon forming a successor, than to per- ceptor, and to question whether the petuate his own renown-yet, though dictator of such tinsel injunctions had the peer in question not only labour- really possessed those brilliant qualified by daiiy precepts to educate his cations which had so long maintained


him unrivalled on the throne of wit Even Lord Chefterfield's poetical and fashion. Still will the impartial trifles, of which a few specimens re. examiner do justice, and distinguish main in some songs and epigrams, between the legislator of that little were marked by his idolized

graces, fantastıe aristocracy which calls itself and with his acknowledged wit. His the great world, and the intrinsic ge- speeches courted the former, and the nius of a nobleman who was an orna. latter never forfook him to his latest ment to his order, an elegant orator, 'hours. His entrance into the world an useful ftatesman, a perfect but no was announced by his bon-mots, and servile courtier, and an author whose his closing lips dropped repartees that writings, when separated from his fparkled with his juvenile fire. impertinent institutes of education, Such native parts deserved higher deferve, for the delicacy of their wit application. Lord Chefterfield took and Horatian irony, to be ranged no less pains to be the phenix of fine with the purest classics of the courts gentlemen, than Tully did to qualify of Augutus and Louis quatorze. himself for shining as the first orator, His papers in Common Sense and magiftrate, and philofopher of Rome. The World might have given jealousy Both succeeded : Tully immortalized to the fenfitive Addison ; and though his name; Lord Chesterfield's reign they do not rival that original wri. lasted a little longer than that of a ter's fund of natural humour, they fashionable beauty. His son, like must be allowed to touch with con- Cromwell's, was content to return to fummate knowledge the affected man- the plough, without authority, and ners of high life. They are short without fame. scenes of genteel comedy, which, Besides his works collected and when perfect, is the most rare of all published by Doctor Maty, his Lord. productions.

ship had begun “Memoirs of his own His papers in recommendation of Time."-How far he proceeded on Johnsoo's dictionary were models of such a work I cannot say; nor whethat polished elegance which the pe. ther farther than a few characters of dagogue was pretending to a certain, fome eminent persons, which have and which his own style was always fince been printed, and which are no. heaving to overload with tautology thining proof that Lord Chefterfield and the most barbarous confusion of was an excellent historic painter. tongues. The friendly patronage From his private familiar letters one was returned with ungrateful rude. should expect much entertainment, if ness by the proud pedant; and men most of those published by Maty did {miled, without being surprised, at not damp such hopes. Some few at feeing a bear worry his dancing mal- the end of his correspondence with ter.

his son justly deserve admiration.


From the same. THI THIS Lord, who was styled by po- Cæsar, either to write or conquer.

licy a heaven-born hero, and Still one, who neither reverences Rokwhom policy alone would canonize, man ufurpations in Gaul, nor Spanish would never have been an author, if massacres in Mexico, will never alhe could have filenced opposition as low his pen to applaud the invasions completely as he removed opponents and depredations of his countrymen in India." Yet was he qualified, like in India. Suffered to traffic as mer


chants, we have butchered, starved, vaftations. But as Cæsar's conquests piundered and enslaved, the subjects lifted the yoke on the neck of Rome, and provinces of lawfu, princes ; and Indian gold has undermined the Engall the imported diamonds of the east lish conftitution ; for, when heaven cannot out-blaze the crimson that inflicts heroes on mankind, it gene ought to stain our cheeks, or the in- rally accompanies them with their dignation that ought to have fired consequences, the loss of liberty-to them, when more recent Machiavels the vanquished, certainly; to the vichave called for applaufe on their de torious, often!


From Walpoliana, Vol. II.


for want of a proper genealogy of eldest son James became infane, John, the Abercorn family.

the second son, was created Marquis [The following little memoir, re. of Hamilton in 1599. mitted to the editor by an ingenious

" The third son, Claud, was, in correspondent in Ireland, will serve 1585, created Lord Paisley, and his to rectify those mistakes, and will at eldest son, James, was made Earl of the same time prove interesting to the Abercoro in 1606 By Mariana, admirers of the Memoires de Gram. daughter of Lord Boyd, he had five mont, perhaps the most witty and fons and three daughters. ámusing of literary productions. Mr “ The three eldest sons failing of Walpole’s chief errors occur p. 75 issue, the title of Abercorn afterwards and 273, in which he supposes George fell to the descendants of Sir George, to be the eldest son, and thus per- the fourth son. (Alexander, the fifth plexes several of the anecdotes.] fon, became a count of the empire,

“ James, fecond Lord Hamilton, and settled in Germany, where his married Mary, daughter of James III. pofterity still remain.) and by her had James, third Lord "Sir George Hamilton, fourth Hamilton, firft Earl of Arran. His son of James, first Earl of Abercorn, fon James was fecond Earl of Arran married Mary *, third fister to James,

first *" Her nieces, daughters of James; Duke of Ormond, Lady Mary, wife of the Earl of Devonshire, and Lady Elizabeth, second wife of the Earl of Chesterfield, were the reigning beauties of the age. There are pictures of both in the present Earl of Ormond's calle at Kilkenny. Lady Chelterfield was of a delicate form and low ftature ; her daughter married John, Earl of Strathmore.

“The scandalous chronicles of those rimes charge her husband, the Earl of Chefterfield, with having caused her to take the facrament upon her innocence, respecting any intimacy with the Duke of York, and having then bribed his chaplain to pui poison into the facramental cup, of which he died. His son, Lord Stanhope, by his third wire (father of Lord Chefterfield the author), married Gertrude Saville, daughter of the Marquis of Halifax. The Marquis and Earl quarrelled, and the latter made his son bring his wife to Litchfield, breaking off all intercourse berween the families. Lady Stanhope had always on her toilette her father's “ Advice to a Daughter :” her father-in-law took it up ore day, and wrote in the title-page, “ L2bour in vain."

On her side, the lady made her servant out of livery carry in bis pocket' a bottle of wine, another of water, and a cup; and whenever fe dined or fupped in company with her father-in-law, either at his own house or abroad, the never would drink but of those liquors, from her fervant's hand, as a hint to the Earl

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first Duke of Ormond (she died in wife of Henry, Earl of Stafford. Traa 1680), and by her he had,

dition reports that Grammont, having James, groom of the bed. attached, if not engaged, himself to chamber to Charles II. and colonel Miss Hamilton, went off abruptly for of a regiment. Being on board the France ; that Count [George] Ha. feet. with the Duke of York, a can. milton pursued and overtook him at non-ball carried off his leg, and he Dover, when he thus addressed him : died the 6th of June, 1673. From My dear friend, I believe you have him springs the present Earl of Aber. forgot a circumstance that should take

place before your return to France." 2. George, Count Hamilton, a To which Grammont answered, marechal de camp in the French fer- " True, my dear friend; what a vice. He married Frances Jennings, memory I have ! I quite forgot that sister to the Duchess of Mariborough, I was to marry your fifter ; but I and left three daughters; Elizabeth, will instantly accompany you back wedded to Viscount Ross; Frances, to London, and rectify that forgetto Viscount Dillon ; Mary, to Vis- fulness.” It is hardly requifire to count Kingsland.

add, that the witty Count de Gram. (By which last marriage the mont is not recorded to have been a pictures I saw at Tarvey, Lord

Kingf. man of personal courage. land's house, came to him.

I parti

2. Lucy, married to Sir Donogh cularly recollect the portraits of Count O'Brien, of Lemineagh. Hamilton and his brother Antony ; 3. Margaret, to Matthew Forde, and two of Madame Grammont, one Esq. of Coolgraney, Wexford. taken in her youth, the other in an (With his descendant at Sea. advanced age.)

ford, county Down, I saw the pic" 3. The third son of Sir George ture of Count [George] Hamilton, was Antony, who followed King dressed in the French uniform ; the James into France, where he died a painting not near so good as that in lieutenant-general.

the Kingfland family.) “4. Thomas, a captain in the sea. “ Frances Jennings, widow of service, died in New England. Count Hamilton, was fecondly, mar

" 5. Richard, died a lieutenant. ried to Richard Talbot, Duke of general in France.

Tyrçonnel. She died at his house in 6. John, a colonel, slain at the Paradise-row, Dublin, I think in the baiule of Aghrim.

year 1736. Her death was occasionAs Sir George Hamilton was ed by her falling out of her bed upon governor of the castle of Ninagh in the floor, in a winter's night ; and 36.9, from that, and his affinity to being too feeble to rise or to call, the Duke of Ormond, it has been was found in the morning so perished concluded that his children were all with cold, that she died in a few born in Lreland *

hours, * He had also three daughters. She was of very low ftature, *." 1. Elizabeth, wedded to Phili- and extremely thin ; and had not the bert, Count de Grammont, by whom least trace in her features of having flie had a daughter, who became the ever been a beauty."


H: afterwards went abroad, and did not return till the restoration, when he ***as created a baronet. Dougl. Peer. Sir George himself was probably born in Scotland. Any of his children, børn between 1649 and 1650, may claim a foreign birth. Edit.


From the same.


Heard, while in France, a rifible they might all marry the Great

instance of naiveté and ignorance. Turk. A letter was composed in Three young ladies, much of an age, great form, the result of the choiceft were boarded in a convent, where eloquence of all the three, explaining they contracted a most fond friend. the tender friendship which united ship for each other, and made up their them, and the choice they had made little resolutions never to part as long of him for their husband.' They addas they lived. But how contrive this, ed, that as foon as they had received when in a

few years their parents their first communion, they would see would take them out of the nunnery, out for Constantinople, and begged and would marry them to different that all might be prepared for their husbands?

reception. After repeated deliberations, it was Delighted with this expedient, the discovered that the only way of re- three friends sent off their letter to maining in constant union was, that the post-office with this direction: all the three should wed one and the 'To Mr Great Turk, at his Seraglig, same hufband. Upon further inquiry Constantinople. By Lyons. The oddiand discushion this was observed to be ty of the direction was the occafion contrary to law; and at length the of the letter being opened, and of the wifeft head of the three observed, that discovery of this great plot.


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ODES by Mr Gray, 1757. 1100, Miscellaneous Antiquities, 4to. 1772. 4to.

*500. Part of Hentzner, 12mo. 1757. 220. Mr Fitzpatrick's Dorinda ; and Fox's Royal and Noble Authors, 12mo. Verses to Mrs Crew, 1775. 300. 1758. 300.

The Sleepwalker Com. 1778. 75 Fugitive Pieces, ditto.

copies. Whitworth's Ruffia, ditto. 700.

Letter to Editor of Chatterton, 1779. Spence's Parallel, ditto. 700. Bentley's Lucan, 4to. 1759. 500.

Mr Miller's Verses to Lady Hor. Anecdotes of Painting, 1761. 600. Waldegrave, 1780. 150. Second Edition, ditto

Fourth Vol. of Anecdotes of PaintHerbert's Life, 4to. 1764. 205. ing. 600, l. Printed in 1970, Lady Temple's Poems, 1764.

not published till 1780. Cornelie Tragedie, izmo. 1768. Mr Jones's Ode on Lord Althorp's 200. 150 went to Paris.

Marriage, 1781. 250 Mysterious Mother, 12mo. 1768. Letter from Thomas Walpole, 4to. 50 copies.

1781. 120. Hoyland's Poems, I 2mo. 1969. 300. Translation by the Duke of Nivere Memoires de Grammont, 4to. 177.1.

nois, 1785, 400.
30 went to Paris

Letters of Edward VI. 4to. 1771,

The above list of books was copied

in Mr Wapole's presence. Ed. Mag. Jan. 1800.



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