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irjury aganst the United States. Guided tiated into the principles of commercial by this juft and simple principle, unin. life ; but his genius was not suited to the fluenced by the abhorrence of crimes which desk, and he was foon transplanted to a he felt and which others affected, he re- foil more favourable to his literary merit, ceited Mr. Genet, the minister of the and was admitted a member of' Trinity French Republic. The history of the College, Cambridge. His first, or ba. outrages which that minister coinmitted, . chelor's degree he took in the year 1758, or inttigated, or countenanced against the and embracing soon after a clerical lite, Anerican government, must be fresh in the proceeded to his master's degree in 1761, memory of all our readers. The conduct and was created doctor of divinity in 1773. of Walhington was a model of firm and His refidence from the time of taking ordignihed moderation. Inlults were of. ders was chiefly in or near London ; and fered to his authority in official papers, for a confiderable time his talents in the in anonymous libels, by incendiary de- pulpit gave him a due degree of celebrity. claimers, and by tumultuous meetings. His chapel in Long-Acre (for it was his The law of nations was trampled under own private property) was frequented foot. His confidential ministers were le- not only by those whote piety was gratis duced to betray him, and the deluded po- fied by the evangelical sentiments which pulace were so infamed by the arts of were uttered with heartfelt eloquence, but their enemies that they broke out into in many were his cortant attendants, to de. furrection. No vexation, however gal. rive improvement from his command of ling, could disturb the tranquillity of his language and power of perfuafion, or to mind, or make him deviate from the qualify themselves, by the Itudy of his digpolicy wbich his situation prescribed. nified and impressive nianner, to appear With a more confirmed authority, and at with greater advantage in public life. the head of a longer established govern- Dr. Warner's justly acquired popularity ment, he might perhaps have thought was not thrown away, as is too olten the greater vigour justifiable. But in his case, on an unfeeling mind : he was an circumstances he was sensible that the exemplary son, and affectionate brother ; nerves of authority were not strong enough and, having accustomed himself for the to bear being strained. Perfuasion, always sake of thole who were nearest and dearest the most desirable inftrument of Govern- to him to many privations, when his inment, was in his case the safest. Yet he come was very scanty, he derived!, as it never aver passed the line which separates increased, the greater plcature from the soncession from meanness. He reached the opportunity it afforded him of adding to utmost limits of moderation, without their comforts. In 1771, he was prebeing betrayed into pufillanimity. He fented to the united rectories of Hockliffe preserved external and internal peace and Chalton, in Bedfordshire, and afterby a system of iniluness, without any wards, by his much elteemed friend Sir of those virtual confessions of weak. Richard Colt Hoare, Bart, to the rectory ness, which lo much dishonour and en- of Stourton, in Wilt hire. At the be. feeble supreme adthority. During the ginning of the French revolution, he ac. whole of ihat arduous ftruggle, his per- companied Lord Gower as chaplain to fonal character gave that strength to a new Paris; was witness to the principal eco magistracy, which in other countries ariles currences of that awful period, previous from ancient habits of obedience and re. to the execution of the king; and being fpect. The authority of his virtue was prevented, by the embargo laid on just as more efficacious for the preservation of he arrived at Boulogne, from quiteing America than the legal powers of his France, and warned iir time of the danger office.

of staying in that town, or attempting to [To be concluded in the Magazine to be make his way out of France, he fixed his published on the firjl of April.] residence in a village about two leagues

from Boulogne ; and during the tyranny MEMOIRS OF THE LATE DR. WARNER. of Robelpierre spent his time in a very TOHN WARNER, D.D. lately de- agreeable retirement.

, of congratulations of Warner (many years rector of Barnes in his friends on his escape at latt, and arSurry, reputed author of the Letters of rival into Old England : for he arrived at a» Uncle' to his Nephew, and author of the time when Fiance was supposed to be the Hiftory of Ireland, of the Church, &c. Tuffering under all the horrors of fainine. &c.) After the usual classical education “ Bread," says he, “now colts me fifat school, he was fent to Lisbon, to be ini. teen-pence the quartern loat ; a beef-fleak

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and a bottle of wine drains my pocket of lief at a soup-lop. Dr. Warner was between five or, fix shillings for fifteen the guardian angel to numbers, he allisted pence I bad, in the familhed country on in all the benevolent plans of his parith, the other side of the water, my soup, my and was continually pouring the oil of ffh, my gigot, and my dessert, and ten- comfort into the wounds inflicted by an pence more gave me an excellent bottle act of the Minister, adopted without conof ciaret." Whatever may have been the sideration, and supported by obstinacy. horrors of Robespierre's tyranny at Paris, To pure benevolence Dr. Warner be seems to have left starvation for this added the firmest integrity; and he was fide of the water. At the same time no endeared to his friends by a disposition the one felt more for the injury done to the most cheerful, and by that gaieté du caur cause of liberty, by the lavage ferocity and which at all times was producing pleasing outrageous anarchy of the French ; but images. No one excelled him in genuine well acquainted with the causes of their humour, and in adapting his story to the crimes, with the pressure which they suf- course of conversation: full of anecdote. fered from without, and the treachery which from real life, or from the stories of exwas daily nurtured within by foreign tensive reading, he thone at the festive geld, he distingwiled between the vices board of mixed and polished society, but of the revolutionary government, and the still more in the retired circle, where, with attempt of a whole people, to rescue them a few literary friends, he could indulge in felves from the prejudices of birth, the an expansion of sentiment, and enjoy the taks of priestcraft, and the antiquated happiness of real conviviality. remains of feudal oppression. He felt, as He was a great smoaker, and may in be used to say, like an Englishman, who this alone be faid, in these days, to have had imbibed his notions of liberty in the been almost immoderate, for in every days of George the Second, and accuí- other reipect he was frugal and abstemi. tomed to associate together, as in those cus. A pipe, a book, and a friend were good old times, the founds of monarchy, his great enjoyments; and in the works popery, and wooden toes; he could ne- he has left behind him, appear fufficient ser reconcile himself to the new style of proofs of original thinking, as well as thinking on these subjects, nor think it extensive learning. To him we are inan advantage to this country, that Bour- debted for the translation of the Life of bon politics should grow in fashion, and Friar Gerund; a work to be read by every that, because the French run mad, the one who cultivates the eloquence of the found principles of English liberty should pulpit; and his Metron-arilton is now in be trodden under foot. Hence he was a the hands of all the learned*. The doctor ftrenuous advocate for the reform of par- wished to give an English ear some idea of liament, and frequently repeated the pro. the fyftem of the ancients. Having been phecy of the late Earl of Chatham, scarce- much abroad, he could not but observe ly permitting himself to entertain the most the difference between the E glish and semote idea, that the euthanasia of the foreign pronunciation of Latin ; and this English confti:ution was likely to thew led him to reflest more deeply on the faults the superiority in second-sight of the Scotch which we inbibe in our early years. No hiltorian cyer the Englisli politician. young persons are more strictly educated

His philanthropy was unbounded. To in the theory of quantity than the boys of him we are indebted in great measure for Eton and Westminster, but to us the expression of national gratitude, to the qui di sito callemis et aure, memory of Howard, in St. Paul's; and their practice is terrible. The ear is to. though in a different sphere from that or- tally neglected in these schools, and at the sament of our country, he was scarcely inftant the boy is telling you the syllable less aâive in the relief of the distressed. is short, he contradicts his own assertion' The watch tax afforded ample scope for frequently by his pronunciation. This benevolent exertion; the distress it brought was grating to the ears of Dr. Warner, upon the parish in which he resided, cannot as it is to those of every man of taste ; but be conceived by those who are little ac the evil is perhaps incurable; and we shall customel to reflect on the effects of decay scarcely correct our natural inclination for of employment in an industrious family, the tröcher and the dailyl, till the Latin From a neat and comfortable house, by language itself ceases to be in fashion. degrees every article of furniture disappears; the tools go next; a fupply of food * One of his last literary productions was is wanted by the children, and the parent, the Memoir of Major Cartwright, which apalmuft in delpair, is compelled to beg re. peared in the Work, entitica is Public Charas

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Every thing, in which the doctor was cided differently by various persons to engaged he took up warmly; and the late whom it was referred, a considerable decontetts on the end of the century, origió gree of acrimony Sometimes broke out in nated in a convivial party, in which he conversation and periodical communicaNaked his opinion against that of the ma. tions. The doctor was always on the jority of the conipany. The dispute was alert, but he did not fuffer his temper t seferred to two gentlemen, who both de. be soured by such trifles. cided the bets in favour of the doctor; and After a few day's illness, and preserv. according to their decision we are now in ing his recollection and calmness to the the nineteenth century. From this de- laft, he died on the twenty-second of cision there was no appeal, and many January, at his house in St. John's. cheerful parties arose out of it, in which Square, and was on the thirtieth of the the difference of opinion which prevailed same month committed to the vault under on this subject, served to increate the good the church in that square, by a select party humour of the meetings. But this har- of his friends, who in him lamented the mony did not prevail every where; some loss of an excellent scholar, a.cheerful were found weak enough to be angry in companion, a sincere friend, and a worthy fuch a contest, and as the question was de- man.

MONTHLY RETROSPECT OF THE FINE ARTS.

(The Loan of new Prints and Articles of Intelligence is requested.)

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TXE BRITISH NAVAL HERO. T. Sorkard forcibly dragged from the arms of his af

R. A. Pinxit. John Young, Mezzotinto En. Aicted parents, to fight in a cause in which graver to tbe Prince of Wales, sculp. publijhed none of them with to embark, is a strike for Young, Fitzroy Square. Price'il. il.

ing contrast to the scene exhibited in our "HE Hero, who is a very spirited and own country. The disposition of the whole, fiiteen years of age, appears to be enter to the preceding print. With respect to the ing heartily into the service of his country; engraving, they might each of them have and the same enthusiastic and lively expec- had more trantparency. The subject may tation with which he is actuated, is dif- at this time be considered as national, and fused to his parents and filters, who seem calculated to add to the spirit and energy to consider him as entered into the path of of the country in a contest, on the necesity glory, and likely to become a future ad. or propriety of which there are such va. miral. A younger boy drawing the of. rious opinions. Something more than ficer's sword, though not a new thought, thirty years ago, Hogarth published two has a very happy effect. A group of prints entitled France and England, which, failors hugging in the back ground is ap- though addrested to the lower orders of sopropriate to the subject, in which every ciety, had a fimilar intention. figure introduced is engaged and interested,

His MAJESTY reviewing the VOLUNTEER Representations of iuch scenes as these,

CORPs in Hyde Park. Painted by R. K. render the preparations for war attractive Porter; engraved by Reynolds. Price Il 11s. 6d. and animating to a young and aspiring plain : in colours 31. 35. Jefferies and Co. mind, and lead him to contider himself as This carries very strong marks of being engaged in an honourable cause, contri- partly borrowed from an admirable print buring to the defence and support of that which we noticed in a former retrospect, nation which gave him birth, and treading copied by Ward, fiom a painting by Sir in the fame path with those heroes whole William Beechey. The figure of the names are enrolled in the temple of Fame; king is too small, and he is seated upon a and fhould he fall in the conteft, he ex wouden horse. By Reynolds we have seen pects that survivors will consider him as better engravings.

The Cowjlıp-Garberer and tbe Blackberry, The brave, who fink so ref,

Gatberer. By all their country's wishes bles." A pair of prints engraved in the chalk fo far the prospect is cheering and flatter. manner, by A. Fogg, from Hamilton ing to a young mind. The companion R. A. published by Fogg, Bond Street, print, which is entitled

and Testolini, Cornhill; price 10s. 60. THE FRENCH CONSCRIPT. the pair. Weftall's drawings of these is of course the severse, and presents a subjects are so exquisite, so inimitable, very different prospect. A young man that it is not a very severe censuré to say

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these are inferior. They are however ex- after Dufart, and copies by Gaugain, of tremely pretty. The Blackberry Girl has two molt exquifite drawings by Weltall. the appearance of being a portrait, the The same gentlemen receive subscriptions oʻlier is evidently imag nary. They are for a book to be published early in the very well engraved.

spring, by Mr. James Roberts, portrait Much as we have heard of General painter to the Duke of Clarence, entitled Harington, there bas not until very lately Introductory Lessons for teaching the Art of been any portrait of him that delerved Draving and Painting in Water Colours, much notice. One, some time since pub- principally intended for the Use of the ingelithed, engraved by CHEESMAN, from nious Scholar, though not unworthy the a pidure by TRUMBULL, has .considere attention of those more advanced in Art. able merit, but the leading portrait is one Price to Subscribers 1os. 6d. 10 Non. fub. copied from STUART by HEATH, .and scribers 155. which in point of resemblance is said by By the death of the late Mr. Stevens of thole who have seen the General to be un. Hampstead, his very fine collection of commonly faithful. Indeed Stuart 's fide- Hogarth's prints becomes the property of lity to his original is so great, that we Mr. Windham, the secretary at war, to scarcely ever saw a portrait from his pen. whom he has bequeathed them. Of the cil, that could not be immediately iden. genuine works there is a very fine colo t1f3. The sketch of the head, from lection. Several of them were purchased which he copied Lord Lansdowne's picture, at the sale of the late Mr. Gullton; and has been extremely well 'engraved by two, at molt immense prices; THE EVENNUTTER, and is published by Cribs in ING, without the Girl, 471. and an imHulborn. The engraving by Mr. HEATH pression from a gold snuff box, engraved being finished just at the time of this great by Hogarth from the Rapeof the Lock, 331. man's death, has had an almost unpreci. Large as this collection is, it is not dented sale. It has been said that the complete: besides fome deficiencies in inwhole impression which could be taken ferior and scarce prints, it does not confrom the plate was purchased by one mer- tain, what may perhaps be deemed the chant, and is consigned to America. most curious print Hogarth ever engraved, Among the fingularities of the present viz.

DELINEATED, of day, we must notice a tremendous plan which, we are told, there are only two of the City of London, drawn from actual impressions; one of them in the very fine measurement, on a scale 200 feet to an collection of Mr. Meyler, of Crawley inch, comprising Westminster, Soutliwark, House, near Winchester; the other in the and all the suburbs in Middlesex and possession of Mr. John Ireland, of Hans Sarrey, exhibiting not only every street, Place, Knightsbridge; who come time square, court, alley, &c. the boundaries fince published a spirited copy. of the city, and parishes in the suburbs, Mr.Stevens's collection, including copies, but also the division of houses, and when variations, imitations, imputed tralls, and regularity would permit, the numbers by relatives, contains upwards 700 prints. which they are diftinguithed. Price to Marvin Arthur Shee, and John Flax. fubscribers sl. gs. To be seen at No. 11, man, associates, have been elected royal Haymarket.

academicans. Messrs. BOYDELLS intend to publish Thomas Keyse, of Bermondsey Spa, so in April the Copies from the Guildhall remarkable for painting rounds of beef plures, price 31. 3s. the pair. They will and legs of mutton, equal to the first allo publith very shortly, the woman taken Dutch masters, is dead, at the great age ia Adultery, and Tribute Money, by Facius, of 79.

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