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tablishing manufactures, giving vigour to commerce, and encouraging arts and sciences; in short, he gave his empire an influence and importance which it never enjoyed before his time. His character is well
delineated in Thomson's Winter. 30, 1649. Charles I. was decoliated at Whitehall. See
Arith. Quest. 31, 1796. The French Princess Maria Theresa, daughter of
Louis XVI. arrived at Vienna." We recommend this ingenious work to masters of schools and heads of families; because by its assistance they can, with ease, store the minds of young people with useful information. Indeed, to persons of every description, it will prove an acceptable present, since it furnithes materials for rational conversation.
Mr. Butler is already, known, by his Engraved Iniroduétion to Arithmetic, his Arithmetical Questions, his Geographical and Biographical Exercises, and his Exercises on the Globes--all of which are well adapted to answer the ends for which they are intended. Such in. dustry in behalf of the rising generation, is entitled to a suitable reward.
A Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Lon
don, in the Years 1798 and 1799. By the Right Reverend Beilby, Lord Bishop of that Diocese.
Cadell. THIS Charge contains many things worthy of atten
tion ; particularly from those individuals to whom it was originally addressed.
We were more especially pleased with the remarks on infidelity on the value of the scriptures--and on the importance of a proper temper and conduct in the minifterial profeffion." A wicked and profligate clergyman,” says his Lord thip,
66 is a monster in nature,
of which I will not suppose the existence. Even a gay and trifling one' is a character totally inconsistent with the fanctity and dignity of the ministerial office.” We with this remark Thould receive due attention from every denomination. The success of religion in the world depends in a great measure on the peaceableness and purity of the manners of the clergy in every department of their profession.
The Annual Anthology, Volume the First, 1799. Long
man and Rees. Wunderstand that Mr. Southey is the Editor of
this collection of original poetry, and that it is intended that two fuch volumes fhould be publifhed every year. We have only to say, that whilft the cona tents present a great variety, most of the pieces are deserving the palm of approbation.
We shall afford the reader several specimens, from the perusal of which he will have it in his power to form his own judgment.
Youth and Age are thus happily described in a few. Ranzas:
YOUTH AND AGE.
Pursues his early way,
Reveals the rising day.
He hastens up the height,
But only give delight.
Roll round its wavy white,
Sonie beauty from his fight.
Departs the fading day,
Then sorely o’er the craggy road
His painful footsteps creep,
They fill his soul with fear;
Some hidden danger vear.
Life's pleasant norning itage;
The fears of wary age !
An Elegy on a Quid of Tobacco, and the Filbert, are no unpleasing specimens of serious humour.
ON A.QUID OF TOBACCO. “ IT lay before me on the close-graz'd grass,
Beside my path, an old Tobacco Quid : And shall I by the mute adviser pass
Without one serious thought now Heaven forbid 1 Perhaps some idle drunkard threw thee there,
Some husband, spendthrift of his weekly hire,
But fits and tipples by the alehouse fire.
Embryo of ills the quid that pleas’d him first !
Then to the alehouse went to quench his thirst.
The forest oak was once an acorn feed?
Owes all his evils to the Indian weed.
Suspect some ambush in the parsley hid!
Perhaps Perhaps I wrong thee, O thou veteran chaw,
And better thoughts my musings should engage,
The joy, perhaps, of solitary age.
Poor, and with pone to tend on his grey hairs,
And whilit he rolls his quid, forgets his cares. Even so it is with human happiness,
Each seeks his own according to his whim;
One asks a quid, a quid is all to him.
Whilst ought remain’d to chew thy master chew'd,
Emblem of felfish man’s ingratitude ! A happy man, O caft-off quid, is he
Who, like as thou, has comforted the poor; Happy his age, who knows himself like thee,
Thou didst thy duty, man can do no more.
Wherewith he feathers, frosts, or cauliflowers
(To be concluded in our next.)
We are obliged to Acafto for his suggestions, but do not deem them improvements. We shall wish, however, for every
additional biographical information which can be communicated to us. The Ejay sent to us by Acasto shall be inserted, but his other contributions do not fuit us.
Sincerity and Riches shall have a place in a future number. The letter addressed to Muly is not sufficiently interesting to the public.
Sonnets to the Owl, and to a Young Oak, meet our approbation. The Tales in our poffeffion shall be inserted when we know to what length they are to be extended. No pieces thould reach beyond a volume, in which Four Numbers are included. The Efsay on Time, Farewell to Summer, W. Templeton's and other favours, are under consideration.