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Anachronism refpe&ting Ladyn.w.Montague 30 Bill of Martalicy from Dec. 1719 10 fan. 7800
and of LILBURN CHURCH, in NORTHAMPTONSHIAL.
(Thermom. Hygrom State of Weather in December, 1799. Barom.
2. feet in.
jo 11 I 2 131
16 17! 18 19 20
3.1 (gloomy Gathered a well-blown role; another bud upon the same stem.-6. The buds of the boneysuckle turgid and green. Gotřamer floats.—7. Blades of the snow-drop have broke ground.–13. A polganthus in flower.
N. B. The air, in general, bas been so soft, that the small birds have chirped aloud their notes. The effects of the gale, noticed in latt month, have continued to the end of the present month. But the stagnated air has caused a gloominels and foggincfs; and the effect of its want of motion of the atmosphere has nearly caused a famine in the want of bread, the wind mills being almoft continually at a stand. The water-mills are nearly in the same situation, the water being almost exhausted, from unusual drains, and long drought.
J. HOLT, Walcox, near Liverpool. METEOROLOGICAL TABLB for January, 1800. Height of Fahrenheit’s Thermometer. Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer. Barom. Weather
(Barom. Weather in. pts. in Jan. 1800.
in. pts. in Jan. 18co.
D. of 8 o'cl.
Morn. 203 Month.
Dec. 27 28 29
37 40 42 129,25 small rain 13 43 45 39 ,30 cloudy 1439 43 40 ,26 cloudy 15 40 40 16 39
917 cloudy 17 35
39 128,97 rain
35 29305 frain
,60 Jfair 26 38 32 ,83 fair 23 32 35 40 979 hormy at nii 24 32 42 39 25 3441 45 ,78 cloudy 26
24 30,18 fair
20 333 fair, for at ni.
,53 cloudy 41 45.41
949 cloudy 39 40 40 949 fogsý 39 42
;68 foggy 40 41° 38 -,50 cloudy 38 42
39 | 37 ,60 (mall rain
mtaa oo N
For JANUARY, 1800.
Jan, ... Serve as a memento to revive our *****NOTHER year is drooping gratitude to that gracious
gone! and, if our Being, who hath, amid the wreck hearts be not devoid of kingdoms, nations, and empires, of that gratitude to preserved unsullied the liberty, glothe Almighty which rý, and religion, of our native land.
should ever fill the To prove that this Century is un. breast of a mortal, can we suffer paralleled by any of the preceding the remembrance of the blessings ones, especially as it respects Engwhich we, as individuals, and as land; we need but remark, that it a collected people, have received at has to boast the existence of a Newe his beneficent hands, to pass with ton, a Locke, a Johnson, a Han. out due reflection ? Whilst we be- del, a Wren, a Chambers, a Reye hold the other nations of Europe nolds, a Hanway, a Howard, and groaning beneath the merciless many other worthies, who have hands of their conquerors, or la- paid the debt of Nature; as well. bouring under the horrors of the as numbers who still survive, to devouring sword, whilft brayely pursue the same path, which led encountering an unprincipled and their predeceffors to honour and inveterate foe; Britain remains fame. Blended with these, we tranquil ! bleft with all that a more have to enro), in the annals of this tal holds dear, in an equal ad- Century, a number of patriotic ministration of justice and liberty; statesmen, intrepid and successful a Monarch on her throne, beloved warriors, and of learned and pious by his people; equally faithful to divines. his Creator, as tenderly assiduous But the confideration of the la. for the welfare of his meanett fub• bours of these eminent men, exject; Religion reviving under his clufive of the momentous concerns Imiles; the arts and sciences floue in which this nation of ours has rilling ; commerce extending her been most deeply interested during wings to the remoteft corners of the the period alluded to, would lo globe; and a navy triumphant. very far exceed the limits of a leta throughout the world!
ter, that (with your leave, Mr. Una I conceive, that it is not only the ban,) it shall form a series of essays ; blessings of the past year, which whose object shall be, to comprise demand our confideration; but, within a small compass some of as another Century is now about to the most prominent: occurrences close upon us, it inay not be un- which have transpired during that profitable to take a retrospect view lapse of time. of the same ; for it has undoubt. Leaving, then, the commenceedly been unequalled, not only in tant of thefe essays to your next the annals of Europe, but of the number, I shall conclude this intros world; and I should suppose that dullion with a few reflexions on the arecapitulation of some of the mo- past year. And who of us but has wentous transactions which have leen the superintending providence occurred within that circle of time of the Most High, wonderfully dil may not only be entertaining, but
played, in respect to himself as an
Mr.URBAN, Lichfield, Jan. 5. Intlyid zal, and that bois countrymen TN VI LXIX. R: 797.a derange Individzalconcerning
. Britons, the moft favoured peo- one of the lines in Dr. Johnson's ple ander the heavens, may truly imitation of Juneval, adopt the language of the Pralmiri,
Hear Lydia's life and Galileo's end.'' and say, "Happy is the nation that is in our case, bleffed are the lands feel aflured the name Lydia mult
That the enquirer should not which have tlie Lord for their God!” Fer, as under the Almighty's wings Was it likely that Dr Johton, in
be a press error, is wonderful *. hige have been sheltered from the ftaneing the miferies which have peliilence which walketa in darken awaited diftinguitked intellects and pers, and from the tickaess which learning, thould have introduced deftrojeth at noon-day, though any fernale character?
. owolences have called for judge pelj ble tòxt, even doing that, he
Was it ments, we have experienced gathing Bould, with the real appellations but mercies at the hands of our: Galileo and Laud, have given to God.
Though his promise is only; luch an extraordinary woman a rothat, our water thall not fail, and
mainic love-name, of the tribe of our bread ball be fire; yet we have enjoyed the good things of correct editions of The Vanity of
the Colias 'and Chloes? In all the this life, i not in affluence, yet in Human Withes, the line fands thus, that degree which was neceilary for our fituation; and, whilst other. * Hear Lydiur's life and Galileo's end.” countries have experienced the de- We are diverted with a grave enwaftations of destructive war, we quiry who the gentlewoman was. have peace in our borders, profpe
Of that first-mentioned author, rity in our lands, and the arm of our
thus oddly be-petticoated, a copiGod for our lasting defence! And ous account may be seen in vol. II. do not these blessings demand a tri- P: -45, of Wood's Athena Oxobute of praise? Hard, indeed, muitnienfes. It is there observed, be the heart, that is not impressed that he not only foiled Christopher with the most lively sensations of Clavius, and the whole college of gratitude, when it' meditatés on mathetraticians, but also that Go : these things. And when it con- liah of litúrature, Scaliger. It is fiders how these general mercies farther obferved in the lame parahave been increated, by the par- graph, that the men of letters on, ticular favours bestowed on each the Continent "worthily ranked individual, the obligations to thank- Lydiat with the Lord Bacon, of fulness exceed all comprehension. Verulam, and with Mr. Joseph
Let us therefore determine, in the Mede; and confidered the neglect ensuing year, to panifeft a due he met, and the indigence in which sense of the blellings which we he lived, as the difgrace of his have received in that which is past country. When, in his old age,
; by rendering that allegiance to our the civil wars broke out between Sovereign, and that obedience to Charles I. and the Parliament, the Gosi, which become is as Britons perfecutions and personal violence and Christians. in proportion as inflicted upon himn by the armny of we are faithful to these our engage - the latter, for his avowed attachments, we shall enjoy the smiles of ment to a Monarch and Court to our Maker, and bę bleffed with the which he owed fo little, completed tranquillity and prosperity which the long series of his calamities. are ever attendant on a wile, equi- Too well do they illuftrate, in the tablo, and well-ordered Govern- learned department, that position ment.cro T. Mor, F. S. M. MOT
which gives the poem Its title The lame blunder has been already corrected in our vol. LXVIII. p. 95!; and coms orious anecdotes of Lydiat are given, ib. p. 1927. EDTI,