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whom he loved. John was the disci- and it is you, Madam, who have se ple whom Jesus loved.'
duced her from the christian religion. Dr. J. (His eyes sparkling benig- Mrs. K. This is a heavy charge, innantly) Very well, indecd Madain. deed, I must beg leave to be heard in You have said
my own defence: and I entreat the The subject of death being men- attention of the present learned and tioned, Boswell expressed a horror at candid company, desiring they will the thought of it.
judge how far I am able to clear myMrs. K. Nay, thou shouldst not self of so cruel an accusation. have a horror for what is the gate of Dr. J. You are a woman, and I give life.
you quarter. - Dr. J. No rational man can die Mrs. K. I will not take quarter. without uneasy apprehension. There is no sex in souls; and in the
Mrs. K. The scriptures tell us the present cause I fear not even Dr. righteous shall have hope in his death. Johnson himself,
Dr. J. Yes madam, that is, he shall Dr. J. Well then, Madam, I persist not have despair. But consider, his in my charge, that you have seduced hope of salvation must be founded on Miss H. from the Christian religion. the terms on which it is promised, Mrs. K. If thou really knewest what that the mediation of our saviour shall were the principles of the Friends, be applied to us, namely, obedience; thou wouldst not say she had departed and where obedience has failed, then from Christianity. But, waving that as suppletory to it, repentance. But discussion for the present, I will take what man can say that his obedience the liberty to observe, that she had has been such as he would approve of undoubted right to examine and' to in another, or even in himself upou charige her educational tenets, wlienclose examination, or that his repent. ever she supposed she had found ance has been such as to require being them erroneous: as an accountable repented of! No man can be sure creature, it was her duty so to do. thrat his obedience and repentance will Dr. J. Phsaw! Phsaw-an accountobtain salvation.
able creature !--Girls accountable Mrs. K. But divine intimation of creatures ! It was her duty to remain acceptance may be made to the soul, with the church wherein she was eda
Dr. J. Madam, it may; but I should cated; she had no business to leave it. not think the better of a man, who · Mrs. K. What, not for that she apshould tell me on his death-bed-he prehended to be better according to was sure of salvation. A man cannot this rule, Doctor, hadst thou been be sure himself that he has divine in- born in Turkey, it had been thy duty timation of acceptance; much less to have remained a Mahoinetan, notcan he make others sure that he has it. withstanding Christian cridence might
Mrs. K. (Seeming to enjoy a plea- have wrought in thy mind the clearsing serenity in the persuasion of a be- est conviction! and, if so, then let nignant divine light.) Does not St. me ask, how would thy conscience have
" I have fought the good answered for such obstinacy at the fight of faith, I have finished my great and last tribunal? coiuse; henceforth there is laid up Dr. J. My conscience would not for me a crown of life.'
have been answerable. Dr. J. Yes madam, but here was a Mrs. K. Whose then would? man inspired, a man who had been con- Dr. J. Why the state to be sure verted by supernatural interposition. In adhering to the religion of the
Mrs. Knowles inentioned as a pro- state as by law established, our implieit selyte to quakerism, Miss -, a obedience therein becomes our duty. youmg lady well known to Dr. John. Mrs. K. A nation, or a state, having son, for whom he had shewn much af- a conscience, is a doctrine entirely fection; while she ever had, and still new to me, and indeed, a very curetained, a great respect for him. rious piece of intelligence; for I
Mrs. K. Thy friend, Jenny H, have always understood that a governdesires lier kind respects to thee, ment, or state, is a creature of time Doctor.
only; beyond which it dissolves, and Dr. J. Tell me not of her! I hate becomes a non-entity. Now, gentle the odious wench for her apostacy: men, can your imagination body fusch
this monstrous individual, or being, philosopher of the first rank: a teacher called a state, composed of millions from whom they think they have a of people! Can you behold it stalk- right to expect much information. ing forth into the next world, loaded To this expecting, enquiring world, with its mighty conscience, there to how can Dr. Johnson acquit himself, be rewarded or punished, for the faith, for reinaining, unacquainted with a opinions, and conduct, of its consti- book translated into five or six ditfetuent machines called men? Surely rent languages, and which has been the teeming brain of poetry never admitted into the libraries of almost held up to the fancy so wondrous a every court and university in Chrispersonage!
tendom! Dr. J. I regard not what you say as The Doctor again repeated, that he to that matter. I hate the arrogance did not think the quakers deserved of the wench, in supposing herself a the name of Christians. more competent judge of religion than Mrs. K. Give me leave then to enthose who educated her. She imi- deavour to convince thee of thy error, tated you, no doubt; but she ought which I will do by making before thee not to have presumed to determine for and this respectable company, a conherself in so important an affair. fession of our faith. Creeds, or con
Airs. K. True, Doctor, I grant it, if fessions of faith, are admitted by all as thou seemest to imply, a wench of to be the standard whereby we judge twenty years be not a moral agent. of every denomination of professors.
Dr. J. I doubt it would be difficult Weil then, I take upon me to declare, to prove those deserve that character that the people called quakers do who turn quakers.
verily believe in the Holy Scriptures, Mrs. K. This severe retort, Doctor, and rejcice with the most full and reinduces me charitably to hope thou verential acceptance of the divine hismust be totally unacquainted with the tory of facts as recorded in the New principles of the people against whom Testament. That we, consequently, thou art so exceedingly prejudiced, fully believe those historical articles and, ihat thou supposest us a set of summed up in what is called the Aposinfidels or deists.
tles' Creed, with these two exceptions Dr. J. Certainly, I do think you only, to wit, our Saviour's descent little better than deists.
into tell, and the Resurrection of the Mrs. K. This is indeed strange; 'tis Body. These mysteries we humbly passing strange, 'that a man of such leave just as they stand in the Iloly universal reading and research, has Text; there being, from that ground, mot thought it at least expedient to no authority for such assertion as is look into the cause of dissent of a so- drawn up in the creed. And now, ciety so long established, and so con- Doctor, cans't thou still deny to us spicuously singular!
the honourable title of Christians ? Dr. J. Not I, indeed! I have not Dr. J. Well !--I must own I did read your Barclay's Apology; and for not at all suppose you had so much to this plain reason-never thought it say for yourselves. However, I canworth my while. You are upstart not forgive that little slut, for presectaries, perhaps the best subdued suming to take upon herself as she by a'sitent contempt.
has done. Mrs K. This reminds me of the lan- Mrs. K. I hope, Doctor, thou wilt guage of the Rabbies of old, when not remain unforgiving; and that you their hierarchy was alarmed by the will renew your friendship, and joyincreasing influence, force, and sim- fully meet at last in those bright re. plicity of dawning truth, in their high gions where pride and prejudice can day of worldly dominion. We meekly never enter! trust, our principles stand on the
Dr J. Meet her! I never desire to same solid foundation of simple truth; meet fools any where. and we invite the acutest investigation. The reason thou givest for not Mrs. Knowles died at her house in having read Barclay's Apology, is Ely Place, Holborn, on the d of surely a very improper one for a man February, 1807, aged upwards of 80 whom the world looks up to as a moral years!
IMPROVEMENTS IN ARTS, SCIENCES, AND LITERATURE; With Notices respecting Men of Letters, Artists, and Works
in Hand, dc. &c. THI THE Rev.Thomas Kidd, of Trinity Thornton. Two editions will appear
College, Cambridge, proposes to in royal and demy octaro, correspond. publish a new edition of the Iliad and ing with the Quadrupeds, Birds, and Odyssey; of which, in the lliad, the Fishes of the same engraver. Townleian Codex, aided by the Mar- Mr. Burnett has nearly completed cian Manuscripts, and a faithful col- a series of Specimens of English Prose lation of the Harleian Copies, will Writers, from the earliest times to the form the ground-work. It is intended, close of the seventeenth century, in. at present, to insert the digamma in terspersed with sketches, biographical, the text, on the authority of the great literary, and critical. Bentley, whose unpublished papers on Mr. Čustance, of Kidderminster, is the Hiad and Odyssey will, through preparing for the press, a Concise the kind permission of Trinity College, View of the Constitution and Laws Cambridge, contribute to enhance the of England. 'value of this edition. The body of A work will speedily appear in three variations from the Vienna, Breslaw, volumes, under the title of Oxoniana, and 'Moscow, MSS. as published by consisting of anecdotes and facts re: Professors Alter and Heyne, as well as lating to the colleges, balls, libraries, those gleaned by a re-examination of and establishments of Oxford; with the MSS. consulted by Barnes, will extracts from, and accounts of, the be classed according to their respec- curious unpublished manuscripts with tive merits under the text, and incor- which thai University abounds; acporated with an accurate collation of counts of celebrated members, prothe first, second Aldine, first Stras- fessors, &c. so as to comprise a history -burgh and Roman editions; the pe- of the rise and progress of that ancient 'culiarities also of the venerable docu- seat of learning. ment dispersed through H. Steph. Dr. Charles Fothergill is preparing Thesaurus Ling. Gr. will be specified a work for the press, with a view of in their proper places. The text of clearing up some doubtful points in the Iliad, with the variations, will be the Zoology of Great Britain, for given in 9 vols. octavo. A supplement which he, In the last spring, made a to the Villoisonian scholia from the voyage to all the Northern Isles, the Townleian and Harleian transcripts, Orcades, Shetland, Fair Isle, and with short notes, will form the third Fulda, and remained among them volume; and a fourth volume will during the greater part of the year, contain the text of the Odyssey, with employed in the investigation of their various readings, to be introduced by natural history, antiquities, state of fac-similes of the characters and de- agriculture and fisheries, political in. scriptions of the respective MSS. en- portance, manners,customs, conditjor, gaged in the service of the text; to past and present state, &c. This work which will succeed a small volume of will be accompanied by maps and nuscholia, chiefly from MSS. with short merous engravings, containing the notes; a dissertation on the genuine, most full and complete description ness of Od. R. a collation of the pp: of that has yet been published of those Ed. Rom, and Bas. of Eustathius, remote and neglected regions. with the omissions of the latter; and The Poems of Richard Corbet, late application of the digamma to the Bishop of Oxford and of Norwich, to remains of Hesiod.
which are now added, Oratio in Obitu Mr. Bewick, of Newcastle, is en- Henrici Principis, from Ashmole's gaged on a series of Engravings of Museum, with biographical notes, British Vegetables, useful in Diet, and a life of the author, by Mr. Oc. Medicine, and the Arts. The letter- tavius Gilchrist, will shortly make press of the work to be written by Dr, their appearance.
The Rev. J. Hewlett has in great forwardness a third voluine of Ser- On Friday, April 10, the public
curiosity was gratified in viewing the 1
Mr. T. Harral has in the press, in remaining works of the immortal one volume octavo, A popular View Barry, at Christie's rooms, Pall Mall, of Europe, ' Historical and Political, The attendants were numerous, and in the Spring of 1807; containing principally amateurs and professors biographical sketches of its respective of the art. Fiis Pandora was indersovereigns, in a series of letters. stood to be bought in at 190 guineas,
The admirers of Shakspeare will be 150 guineas having been olleed for glad to hear that considerable progress it previous to the sale. Venus rising has been made in the printing of a from the Sea, sold for 105 guineas; new edition of his Works, which is in- and his Adam and Ere, for 110.
tended to exhibit, as to size, paper, Amongst the various spirited portraits " type, text, and orthography, as nearly we were greatly delighted with that of
as possible a fac-siinile of the first Dr. Johnson. Those of his Grace the folio edition.
Duke of Richmond, Lord Romney, Mr. Southey is preparing for pub- the Bishop of Durham, and others, lication two volumes of Poems and were purchased by Mr. E. Hastings, Miscellaneous Essays, by the late Mr. of Welbeck-street; whose lot it is also H. K. White, of Cambridge, whose to possess the whole of the curious genius bad fair to place him in the apparatus belonging to that eccentric, first rank of English poets. The work but truly great man. We hope that will be accompanied with a life of the this young artist will feel a degree of author, and will be embellished with inspiration at the sight of them, and his portrait and other plates. use them with success in producing
Sir William Beattie's Life of Dr. subjects for which his natural genius Beattic, will shortly be published in is well calculated. We sincerely hope
that such a production as the Pandora Mr. George Lipscomb has nearly will never become the property of ready for publication, a Pathological any individual-forbid it, ye liberal. Disquisition concerning the Gout. minded Academicians, although poor
Dr. H. Robinson, of Edinburgh, Barry did once presume to dictate to will shortly publish Discourses on the you, and to prescribe laws for the rcal Nature of Inflammation, and the His- welfare of the Royal Academy. tory, Theory, and Cause of the Ve- Bartolozzi, notwithstanding his adnereal Disease; and he will also shortly vanced age of 82 years, continues to publish a work on the Natural History enjoy good health, at Lishon, and is of the Atmosphere.
engaged in giving to the world fresh The new edition of the English proofs of his superior abilities. The Poets, which has been in the press for Massacre of the Innocents, by Guido, soine time, is now in a considerable has lately been engraved by him with state of forwardness. This collection his usual delicacy and expression: it embraces not only the series published is intended to form a part of the French by Dr. Johnson, but also such of the museum. An engraving of the Narancient poets, from Chaucer to Cow- cissus of Viegra will also soon make its lev, as appear necessary to illustrate appearance; the figures only will be the rise and progress of English executed by Bartolozzi, the landscape poetry. Dr. Johnson's series will also will be by Le Conte. The merits of be brought down to the present time, this celebrated artist have at last met by the addition of our most popular with the honourable rewards they .authors, from Lyttleton to Cowper. have so long deserved :-the Prince The lives of the poets, not in Dr. Regent has inade him a Knight of the Johnson's collection, are written by Order of Christ, and presented him Alexander Chalmers, Esq. F.S.A. - with the insignia of the order set in The last volumes will contain the best diamonds. English translations by Pope, Dry
Mr. James Elmes proposes to pubden, &c.
lish, by subscription, an Architectural and Scientific Investigation of the
Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Lon of this motly cavalcade is composed don; illustrated by plans, elevations, of the goldsmitli, the weaver, the sections, and parts at large, from ar- dyer, and the tapestry merchant, all tual measurements; with an Essay on citizens of London, atiended by their the life, writings, and designs of Sir cook; with these joily pilgrims the Christopher Wren. It will be printed procession closes. in the same size a: Stuart's Antiquities. A beautiful specimen of the graphic of Athens, and the number of plates art, by Cardon, will shortly be subwill not be fewer than 45, engraved by mitted to the public, from a painting the first artists in the line manner. by W'estall. The subject of the pic
The following is a description of ture, which is large as lite, is selected Mr. Stothard's beautiful cabinet pic- from Shaw's well-known Monody to ture of the Procession of Chaucer's the Memory of a Young Lady. Pilgrims to Canterbury:-The scene Mr. Wm. Russell proposes to pubof the picture is laid in that part of lish, by subscription, a capital porthe road to Canterbury, which com- trait of Wm. Wiiberforce, Esq. M.P. mands a view of the Dulwich hills; painted by his late father, John Rus the time, a beautiful and serene sel, Esq. R.A. for the Dean of Carlisle, April morning. The interest of the and to be engraved in the stroke manprocession is considerably heightened ner, by Heath. by the cheerfulness of the accompany
Mr. Charles Wild proposes to pubing landscape. — The pilgrims are lish, by subscription, under the pagrouped with a decorun snited to tronage of the Archbishop of Canter. their respective characters, and in the bury, a series of Twelve Perspectivé order in which we may suppose Chau. Views, in aqua tinta, of the Interior cer bimself to have seen them, headed and Exterior of the Cathedral Church by the miller, playing upon his pipe, of Canterbury. In making the selecunder the guidance of Harry Baillie, ţion of views, particular attention bas the host, who, as master of the cere- been paid to display that rich divermonies, is represented on horseback, sity of style for which the metropolitan standing in his stirrups, in the act of church of Canterbury stands so emi | commanding attention to the proposal nenuly distinguished, he is about to make of drawing lots, Mr. Thomas Webb of Birmingham, to determine which of the company intends to publish a series of Medals, shall tell the tirst tale. Near to him commencing with the following cha. is a line of five characters, the knight; racters :-- Lord Nelson, Right Hon. his son, the young squire; the frank- Wm. Pitt, Marquis Cornwallis, Sir lin, or country gentleman; the serjeant Sydney Smith, Matthew Boulton, and at law, the merchant, and the doctor James Watt, Esqs. The size of the of physic. The 'squire is mounted on medal will be 28 in diameter; on the a white horse near the knight, and obverse will be a highly relieved likebetwixt these two figures is seen the dess, froin the best authority, in a
Close behind the 'squire, his grand Roman style, with classical and yeoman advances, habited in green. appropriate designs on the reverse. The front of the next group is also
MISCELLANEOUS. composed of five characters the lady It is estimated that there is produced abbess; her nun; the nun's priest; in England, annually, 245,200 packs the good parson; and his brother, the of short wool, 137,228 ditto of long ploughinan. The figures immediately wool, and 10,7 18 ditto of lamb's wool, behind the lady abbess are, the ship- the total value of which amounts to man; the ()xford scholar; the man- 5,570,4911. ciple; and Chaucer. Next, mounted The annual slaughter of shortupon an ambling nag, approaches the wooled sheep, in England, is estimatwife of Bath, heading a groupe of four ed at 4,221,748; of long-wooled dito figures; she is represented in brisk at 1,180,413; and of lambs, 1,400,500. conversation with the monk and the The deaths, by disease and casualties, friar; behind them are the padedoner, 310,135; making a total of 7,142,850. dressed in blue, and his friend the The number of lambs yeaned is estisompnour in white. The last groupe mated at 7,002,302, The annual de