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tation. His eldest daughter, who was then about eight years old, obtained great notice in the musical world by her astonishing performances on the harpsichord. Soon after his arrival in London, he composed several much-admired concertos; and in 1766 he brought out at Drury-lane Theatre a translation of Rousseau's Devin du Vil lage, already noticed, which he had executed during his residence at Lyun. It had, however, no great success. In 1761
he had the honorary degree of Doctor of Music conferred upon him by the Univer sity of Oxford; on which occasion he performed an exercise in the musical school of that University. This exercise, consisting of an anthem of great length, with an overture, airs, recitatives, and choruses, was several times afterwards performed at the Oxford music-meetings, under the direction of the famous Emanuel Bach. the year following he travelled through France and Italy, as well with a view to improvement, as to collect materials for bis intended History of Music, an object which he never had out of his mind from the time he first conceived the plan of such a work. In 1771 he published his "Musical Tour, or Present State of Music in France and Italy;" a work which was well received by the public, and deemed so good a model for travellers, that Dr. Johnson professedly adopted it in his account of the Hebrides. Speaking of his own book, "I had," said the Doctor, "that clever dog Burney's Musical Tour in my eye." In 1772 he travelled through the Netherlands, Germany, and Holland, and in the course of the next year he published an account of his journey in two volumes octavo. In the same year he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1776 appeared the first volume, in quarto, of his "General History of Music." The remaining volumes of this elaborate and intelligent work were published at irregular periods; and the four, of which it now consists, were not completed till the year 1789. In 1779, at the desire of Sir John Pringle, Dr. Burney drew up for the Philosophical Transactions, "An Account of Little Crotch, the Infant Musician," now Professor of Music in the University of Oxford. The grand musical festival, in 1785, in commemoration of Handel, held in Westminster Abbey, was considered as deserving of a particular memoir; the Historian of Music was therefore fixed upon as the most proper person to draw it up. Accordingly, in the same year, a splendid volume was published by Dr. Burney, in quarto, for the benefit of the Musical Fund. In this work the Doctor displayed eminent talents as a Biographer; and the life of Handel is one of the best memoirs to be found in our language. In 1796 he published the "Life of Metastasio," in
three volumes, octavo; but this perform auce wants that arrangement and judicious selection which characterize his former publications. Besides these productions, Dr. Burney wrote " Au Essay towards the History of Comets," "A Plan of a Public Music School," &c. &c. His Musical Works, in addition to those already mentioned, are: Sonatas for two Violins and a Bass, two parts. Six Cornet Pieces, with an introduction and Fugue for the Organ. A Cantata and Songs. Six Duets for two German Flutes. Six Concertos, for Violins, &c. in eight parts. Two Sonatas for a Piano Forte, Violin, and Violoncello, two parts. Six Harpsichord Lessons, &c. &c. Dr. Burney was twice married, and has had eight children, of whom several have manifested very superior abilities. His eldest daughter was celebrated for her extraordinary musical powers. Madame D'Arblay, the author of Evelina, Cecilia, Camilla, and The Wanderer, is the second. His eldest son, James, sailed round the World with Capt. Cook; and afterwards commanded the Bristol, of 50 guns, in the East-Indies: he has published some judicious tracts on the best means of defending our Island against an invading enemy; and has commenced a History of Voyages of Discovery. The second son is the very learned Charles Burney, LL. D. His young est daughter is pursuing the career of her sister as a novelist. For many years Doctor Burney resided in the house in St. Martin's-street, Leicester-fields, which was formerly occupied by Sir Isaac Newton; but during the last twenty-five, having been appointed organist of Chelsea-hospital, he inhabited an elegant suite of apartments in that college, and enjoyed a handsome independency. His remains were deposited in the burying-ground belonging to Chelsea College; and the fune ral was numerously attended, by the go. vernor, deputy-governor, and chief officers of the College, and by the family and friends of this accomplished and excellent man. The procession moved from the apartments of the deceased, in the College, at one o'clock; the pall was borne by the Hon. F. North, Sir G. Beaumont, Dr. Moseley, Mr. Townsend, Mr. Rogers the Paet, and Mr. Salomon: amongst the followers were, Captain Burney, Dr. C. Burney, Mr. M. Burney, Mr. D'Arblay, Rev. C. P. Burney, Messrs. E. Burney, C. Ra per, Barrett, Sir D. Dundas, Colonel Mat thews, Dr. W. Moseley, Captain Nunn, Messrs. North, Payne, Ayrton, M. Raper, &c. &c. His Miscellaneous Library" was sold by Leigh and Sotheby, June 9, 1814, and on eight succeeding days.
Of Mr. James Burney (the elder halfbrother of the late highly respectable Doctor) see our vol. LXXX. ii. 552. third brother is there also noticed.
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Vol. LXXXIV. Part i. p. 702. b. 1. 13. Lord Minto was created Viscount Mel gund and Earl of Minto on the 2d of February 1813 (see Vol. LXXXIII. p. 284.); and was succeeded by his eldest son, Viscount Melgund, M. P. for the County of Roxburgh.
Mr. J. N. BREWER, being engaged in writing a Topographical Account of Middlesex (intended to form, in conjunction with Mr. Brayley's Historical and Descriptive Notice of the Metropolis, a part of the work intituled "Beauties of England and Wales") requests the favour of communications illustrative of any curi ous particulars connected with that populous and opulent County.
Mr. Barrow, in his interesting Travels in Southern Africa, vol. II. p. 144, 4to edit. says, "To enable a man to disinherit a child, he must bring proof of his having committed one at least of Crimes" stated by Mr. Barrow himself in another passage of the same Work (page forgot) to be fourteen in number" of Children against Parents which are enumerated in the Justinian Code." This passage, or rather the other, certainly requires an illustrative note enumerating these fourteen Crimes; which is not done, so far as I know and believe, in that Emperor's Institutes. Wanting this, the passages convey a very defective information, such as at best is worse than none. What are those fourteen Crimes? H. HODGSON, MD.& LL.D.
Biographicus will be much obliged by any Epitaphs for the Family of THICKNESSE, either at Farthingoe or Aynhoe in Northamptonshire - -at Wormington in Warwickshire-or the Abbey Church at Bath. Where was Governor THICKNESSE buried? and has he any Epitaph? He died in France, and his second wife at Languard Fort.
H. Y. asks for information respecting a translation into English of the Secchia Rapita, or Rape of the Bucket, the ce lebrated heroi-comical poem of Tassoni. This version is mentioned by Tiraboschi; and Mr. Hayley, in the Notes to his Epis tle on Epic Poetry, has observed, that "in a catalogue of the numerous editions of the Secchia, which Muratori has prefixed to his Life of Tassoni, he includes an English translation of it printed 1715." Some specimens of the manner in which it is executed, would gratify, H. V. says, the curiosity,and contribute to the entertainment, of many of our Readers. The episode of the Enchanted Island, which occupies the ninth canto, is remarkable for the vein of fancy in which it is conducted; and from this part a sample of the whole might be taken.
We thank Major F.; but the Prices of the Books at the Sale he notices are not of very general importance.
The View of the Seat of the late EpMUND BURKE, esq. at BEACONSFIELD, in our next; with the very interesting. Essay of “Academicus,” on “Living without Food, &c. &c.