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G. T. has our hearty thanks. The you an English Translation of Buchapromised Extracts will be gratefully re- nan's Latin Epigram on Magdalena Vaceived ; and he will be glad to hear that lesia (not Valensia) Regina Scotorum, some of his Hints have been antici- but has not informed you to whom the pated. Can he (or any other Correspon- old Poet referred. It was, in plain Engdent) favour us with Mr. Hardinge's fa- lish, Magdalene of Valois, eldest daughmous Speech at Warwick on Dr. Priest- ter of Francis 1. King of France, and ley's Claim for Damages received during wife of James V. King of Scots, (father the Riots at Birmingbam ?
by a second wife of the unfortunate and T. J. says, “ No person, possessed of ill-used Mary); to whom she was married the common sympatbies of humanity, Jan. 1, 1537, and died July 7 following, can read the case of Thomas Redmile, The comparison between her and our in p. 200, without being forcibly touch- late much-lamented Princess will not ed with compassion for a man so af hold; as the former was not only five or flicted, yet so patient, su pious, and re- six years younger than the latter, but of signed; a man, in short, supported un- so weakly a constitution, and considered der the pressure of the heaviest calamity, (justly, as the event shewed) so unlikely by an unshaken trust in God, and by all to be a mother, or even to live, that her those heavenly graces inculcated in the father at first refused her to her Suitor.” Gospel. How much would the gay and P. 2. b. The Biographical Dictionary the thoughtless in higher life alleviate is right in asserting that the Vicarage of the frequent sorrows to which they are Hackney was given to Dr. Sheldon by the alike exposed, by the cultivation of these King, for it was bis for that turn jure virtues so eminently exhibited in the cha- prærog. in consequence of the Promoracter of this humble sufferer! I hope tion of the Doctor's predecessor, Dr. a general subscription will be speedily Dolben, to the Bishopric of Bangor. The raised; and, though I cannot for a mo- family of Tyssen bad nothing to do with ment question the veracity of Vicinus, it till 1697, when Mr. Francis Tyssen nor doubt his benevolent motives, it purchased the principal Manor in the would be, in my opinion, higbly desir- Parish, of Sir Thomas Cooke : he died able to have the particulars of the case Oct. 31, 1717, and was buried with unverified by the Minister of the Parish, common pomp in Hackney Church, il mentioning the place, or places, where days after, of which a curious account dodations are to be paid. [See p. 290.] is given by Mr. Lysons, Environs of
Mr. W. GOODHUGH says, he has a London, II. 503, but with a mistake in number of Manuscript Poems, which the date of the year. What induced are attributed to Thomson, the author your Correspondent to assert tbat “the of “ The Seasons,” in his own hand writ- Family have lately chosen to be called ing. “ It is well known he paraphrased Tyssen," he best knows : but I am of a Psalm on the Greatness and Majesty opinion that they are originally a Gerof God, for which he gained the appro- man family, and never had any connex. bation of his tutor, Mr. Hamilton; and ion with the English family of Tyson. this piece is not extant in any edition of W. G. L. asks who was the author of bis works."-39, Crawford street. a black-letter Poem, thus intituled :
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1589." or some other Correspondent, to favour Vol. LXXXVII. p. 634. b. line 25, read us with a view and particular description Mary-Anné, second dau. of the late Rev. of the venerable Church of Tong, near Sir William-Ulithorn Wray, bart. Her Shiffnal, Salop, together with the curi- marriage is recorded, LXXXIV. ii. 186. ous monuments and other antiquities In the present Volume, p. 295. a. four therein; and the same also of the Church lines from bottom, for Colne, read Calne. of Cound near Shrewsbury.
P. on “ Burial Fees' in our next; with J. B. says “ your Correspondent, Mr. E. L. G. (whose promised communicaJ. M. Jones (LXXXVII. 619) bas given tions will be acceptable) ; &c. &c.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,
For M A Y, 1818.
Deal, March 18. I have considered it at length in ano. IN
your Magazine for January last, ther place *, and see no reason to (which escaped my notice earlier), change my opinion concerning it, I p. 3, Mr. C. J. Smyth adverts to a will here only mention the result of supposed opinion of Bp. Lowth, that my inquiries. The womb of the the Septuagint translation is of higher morning appears to me, by an easy authority than the Hebrew original. figure of speech, to niean "the East, I am rather inclined to doubt whether or sun-rising ;" as the dew of thy the Bishop has ever expressed such youth (in the old Translation, 1566, an opinion ; at least I have no recol- the dew of the birth) does, " the bes lection of having observed it in any gioning of life.” The passage, thereof his writings. In his “ Preliminary fore, may mean, “the dawn of tby Dissertation to his Translation of birth is from the East;" which is Isaiah, p. Ixvi. he speaks of it as equally true as applied to Christ himbeing“ of the first auihority, and of self, or to the beginning of his religion. the greatest use in correcting the He- Yours, &c. brew text,” but by no means as being of higher authority than it. His fa. Mr. URBAN,
April 10. ther also, Mr. W. Lowth, says, that Dom
ODDRIDGE'S epigran, ur bis great regard ought to be paid to family motto, though frequently it." Bp. Warburton, indeed, goes printed, may deserve to be again of much further, and asserts that the fered to the Reader's attention. Hebrew Bible would have been un- “ Live, while you live, the Epicure intelligible without it,” (Letters to
[day. Hurd, 20d edit. p. 58); and Ludovicus And seize tbe pleasures of the present Capellus, as quoted by Blackwall, Live, while you live, the Sacred Preacher “ Sacred Classics,” vol. II. p. 346,
cries, is as decided in the same opinion, And give to God each monient as it dies. and says that without the Greek ver
Lord! in my views let both united be ; sion, the Hebrew Bible - would have I live in pleasure when I live to Thee,' been almost of no use.' It is obvious On the subject of God's foreknow. that, as this Translation was made ledge, and man's free-will, the fola while the Hebrew was a living lan- lowing sentiments appear to be as guage, it must possess great advan. satisfactory as can be expected, until tage over every other; nor are its the “ film bę removed from our menoccasional variations from any He. tal sight.” Sherlock, on Divine brew copies now known, proofs of Providence, says, “If God can fureinaccuracy or want of fidelity, he- know what he has not decreed, and cause we are ignorant from what co
what does not come to pass necessapies the different parts of that version rily, then the prescience of God does were made; por whether those co. nvt infer a fatality of all events," pies, or transcripts from them, are
The Reader is reminded of Jortin's, now in existence. With respect to first Dissertation, and of Abp. King's the other subject of Mr. Smyth's let. Sermon, on these subjects, ter, the obscure passage in the 110th
• Redemption, or a View of the Psalm, From the womb of the morn. Rise and Progress of the Christian Reliing thou hast the dew of shy youth, as gion,” &c.-Rivingtons, 1811,
T. Jackson, an Author less known, “ How vain the happiest days that morhas the following passage in the Epis
tals spend, tle, dedicatory prefixed to the second If all their joys with this short life must vol. folio, of his Works, viz. “ The Then first of all thy Maker's favour Almighty Creator hatba a true free.
[grave dom in doing good; and Adam's off. For this will last, and live beyond the spring a true freedom of doing evil: Shakespeare has been called a good there needs to be no other contro. Divine; and the following passage, versy at all between the Arminians from “ The Picture,” may entitle and their opposites in point of God's Massinger to the same compliment. Providence and Predestination. But, Matthias (in allusion to the Picture if any will maiotain, that nothing which changed as bis wife grew false): since the Creation could have fallen " When we're grown up to ripeness, our out otherwise than it hath done, or
life is that nothing can be amended that is like to this Picture. While we run amiss, his opinion is not only an er
A constant race in goodness, it retains ror in Divinity, but an ignorance The just proportion. But, the journey which involveth enmity to the sweel
[way, disposition of the all-seeing and un
Tedious, and sweet temptations in the erring Providence; a forerunner of
in some degree, divert us
from ruio to most flourishing states and The road that we put forth in, ere we
[end kingdoms where it comes to full Our pilgrimage it may, like this, turn height.” He concludes with these
[(when we words : “ for supplanting or prevent. Or be with blackness clouded. But ing the growth of such opinions, I Find we have gone astray, and labour to make bold to crave your Lordship’s Return unto our never failing guide, patronage.” To the Earl of Pem- Virtue,) Contrition (with unfeign'd tears broke, who was at that time Chan- The spots of vice wash'd off) will soon cellor of the University of Oxford.
restore it Dated Nov. 20, 1627.
To its first pureness.”
May 11. Bp.Tomline bas said enough to set
"He authority of Sir Matthew the above question at rest. "In Hale, that Christianity is part what proportion God and man cu- of the Law of England," has been operate I am unable to explain ; nei. quoted on several late occasions; and ther how the divine and human na- Blackstone, on delivering the same tures unite in Christ; yet I believe opinion in his Commentaries, refers both."-Bp. Bull expresses himself to to the Reports of Ventris and Strange: the same effect.
but both these Reporters, though For a just notion of Calvinism, the they cite the authority of Sir MatReader is referred to Dr. T. Balguy's thew Hale, omit to mention the book fourth Discourse: “ The Religion of in wbich the words appear. I thereCalvin seems to have rested on this fore request a reference to the pubexecrable foundation - That God is a lication, edition, voluine, and page, tyrapt.” Bp. Warburton, in the Sup- in which they occur, having frequentplement to The Divine Legation, ly observed some variation in them on calls Calvio “a crude, sour-tempered, being cited by Barristers and others. persecuting Bigot, who counterworks I cannot perfectly agree with either his Creator, and makes God after R.C. or LL. D. on their explanaman's image, and chooses the worst tion of LL.D. for the following reainodel he can find-himself.”
son. Nearly fifty years ago, I attendTo a young Diviue I venture to ed, during the three years in which recommend an intimate acquaintance I resided at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, with the Writers here quoted or re
the Lectures of Dr. Hallifax on “The ferred to, viz. Sherlock, T. Jackson, Analysis of the Roman Civil Law T. Balguy, Bp. Bull, Bp. Tomline, compared with the “ Laws of Eng. and, as an amusing book, Zouch's land;" and I well remember his exedition of Isaac Walton's Lives. planation of LL. D. to bave been,
I met with the following epitaph Legis Legum Doctor, or Doctor in Easton churcb-yard.
of the Law of Laws,-the Roman