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When an author publishes a be any difficulty in filling sheets ? book, he immediately affords his Tell them I will have nothing to enemies apportunity of avenging do with them.” any injuries which they have re. Dr. Bentley never afterwards ceived. This was strongly exem- placed any confidence in Hare, as plified after the appearance of Dr. he knew him to be the suggester Bentley's Terence, previous to of the last scheme. He chose which he had quarrelled with Dr. dissuere amicitiam, non disrumpere. Hare, his former friend, adviser, When Hare published his Teand panegyrist. The origin of rence, which is now seldom mentheir dispute has been thus related : tioned, he dedicated it to Lord
After Lord Townshend had es- Townshend, in whose favour he tablished the professorship for mo. undermined Bentley; and gave dern languages and history in both some remarks on the metres of the Universities, and appointed the his author, which he had stolen preachers, from their younger cler- from his learned friend in the gy at Whitehall, he proposed that course of conversation. With a pension of a thousand pounds a these assistances, he produced his year should be given to Dr.Bentley, Terence, which the Italick characupon condition that he would pub- ter, and the multitude of accentual lish some editions of the classicks, marks render very disagreeable to for the use of the Royal grand.. the reader. children. No time was to be stip When Bentley perceived, that ulated, or any manner prescrib- he had himself armed his advered. The whole was to be manag, sary, by that spirit of communicaed as the Doctor wished, and as tion which always shewed itself, his leisure permitted.
when he perceived taste or geHare was chosen to settle the nius, learning,or even curiosity, in business between Lord Townshend any inquirer, he determined to and Dr. Bentley. But when the bring out his own edition, with the matter was nearly brought to a utmost expedition. He sent over conclusion, the envious and malig- to Holland for the types with which nant suggestions of some enemy, the book was printed, and allowed wbom Bentley supposed to be himself only a week to digest Hare, put an end to the whole ne- the notes on each of the comedies. gociation.
This at least was his own account. Instead of an annual establish- He added Phedrus also to this ediment and publications suo arbitrio, tion, because he knew that Hare the negociator now brought intel. proposed to publish that author. ligence that Lord Townshend pro- Such is the history of Bentley's posed that Dr. Bentley should re- Terence. He had no apprehenceive a certain sum for every sions about success, though Hare sheet. He immediately rejected had attempted to anticipate his the offer with disdain, and refused plans ; but his antagonist immeto enter into any engagement with diately gave up his views, as to persons who distrusted his honour: publishing Phedrus. The cause 6 I wonder Dr. Hare, you should of this quarrel was not generally bring me such a proposal,who have known ; but the effect which it known me so long and so well. produced was sufficiently publick, What! if I had no regard to their for in the year after Bentley's Tehonour, or to my own, would there rence was printed appeared an E. pistola Critica, which contained an ion of his former friend's abilities examination of Bentley's notes and learning to hazard his reputaon Phedrus, by Hare, whose resent- tion with such a literary disputant. ment was greatly heightened by For with regard to the annotations finding his name was not once on these authors,and with regard to mentioned by the Doctor, in his the metrical disquisitions, Bentley edition. A survey of the Terence appeared even with greater advanwas promised, but probably with- tages in the contest, than the learnout any intention of performance. ed Bishop of London did, when he Dr. Salter has observed, that Hare attacked Hare's arrangements of had too high and too just an opin- the Hebrew measures.
To be continued
For the Monthly Anthology.
and are in regular succession per- / IT is my common practice, af- haps the most agreeable to the ter returning from church on Sun- taste. I confess however that I days, to read a sermon or a chap should be well pleased to hear octer in the bible. To render the casionally this preacher, whose task of perusing theological lec- style of delivery, a gentleman told tures as pleasant as may be, I have me the other day, is equally splenrecourse to variety. If I want did as that of his writing. sermons which elucidate the scriptures, I consult Dr. S. Clarke. If DESCRIPTION OF HELL. I seek an exposure of ecclesiasti A future state was believed and çal abuses, the historick and lively taught among the Danes and SaxJortin is best adapted to my pur- ons, prior to the introduction of pose. If I need the bitter pill of christianity into the isle of Britain. repentance, and wish at once to be They called the place of punishdisciplined and consoled, I open ment Nistheim, or the abode of the judicious Doddridge or the se- evil, where Hela dwelt ; whose raphick Watts.' But if I would palace was anguish ; her table, feast my eyes with lessons of vir- famine ; her waiters, expectation tue in their enchanting forins, and delay; the threshold of her decked with the plumes of a fine door, precipice ; her bed, leanness; imagination, and soaring aloft in an and her looks, terrour. expansive sky, Fawcett is the author I most greedily seize and CAUSE OF THE PATHETICK. longest retain.' I am not certain, It was wont to be jocularly said that his eloquence is exactly prop- of a Mr. Lockhart, a celebrated er to the pulpit, nor would' I pleader at the British bar, during choose my own minister should the last century, that the amount feed me habitually with such de- of his honorarium, or fee, could be licious dishes. Plain roast-beef easily discovered in his counteand plumb-pudding sermons are nance : for, if handsome, he af. probably easiest of digestion, yield peared deeply affected at the jus. the most wholesome nutriment, tice of his client's case ; but if
unexpectedly great, he regularly ter. It is in the domestick circles melted into tears. ,
in the family parlour, in his gown
and slippers, in giving orders to SOCIETY.
his servants, that a man is thorMan is inconsiderable by his oughly seen. Here he acts with. single exertions : it is only by uni- out disguise or restraint. Here he ting his efforts with those of his assumes no unnatural airs of imspecies that he produces any thing portance, but calmly lays aside his of consequence. The bee is a foreign manners, and all his exsmall insect, and the ant still smale travagant pretensions. Whether ler, yet by association they build accustomed to rule in the senate, themselyes a name and a monu- to expound in the desk, or to conment more valuable, than the soli- tend in the field, he claims no pritary lion is able to boast.
vilege from his factitious conse
quence, when he enters his own ÇIGARRS.
mansion. The tenderness of a In face of a host of arguments wife instantly arches his brow, and our literary loungers contuma- he gladly exchanges the robe or ciously insist on being indulged the sword, the high-toned voice the gratification of tickling their and the stately port, for the prattle noses and burning their tongues. of his children, and the puerilities If you allege that the practice is and sports of the hearth. Here, vulgar and democratick, you are unpinioned by fashion, he acknowlanswered, Sir W. Raleigh is equal edges the dominion of nature, and ly famous as a man of fashion and neither a stranger nor a bachelor philosopher, as for his habit of intermeddleth with his joy. smoking. Should you object to He will not blush that has a father's them the ladies' dislike to the prac- heart, tice, they tell you, that queen To take in childish play a childish part: Elizabeth, of glorious memory,
But bends his sturdy neck to any toy, was fond of a pipe, and used hu
That youth takes pleasure in, to pleasc
his boy. morously to say, that all the pleasures of the evening ended in
BEAUTY AND VIRTUE. smoke. If lastly you oppose to it kingly authority, urging that James
Not gardens, houses, dress, equi, 1. wrote a treatise against the page, nor human faces, nor the smoking of base tobacco, the sinok. finest exhibitions of nature or of ers will reply, we burn none but art, are alone entitled to be denomwhat is good.
inated beautiful, as the excellent
Francis Hutcheson has proved, in DOMESTICK PLEASURES.
his inquiry into the original of our Abroad men sometimes pass for
ideas of beauty and virtue. But more, and sometimes for less, than no where is the comparison bethey are worth. The politician tween the grandeur of natural obrolls himself up like a hedge-hog jects, and i
jects, and the superiour sublimity before strangers ; but in private
of moral actions, more boldly
drawn than in these lines of Akencelebrated by those who did not side. know him ; but his rhetorical tu. tor hesitated not to pronounce him
Look then abroad through nature to the to
range Luto et sanguine maceraium. Li. berty and leisure develope charac
of planets, guns, and adamantine
Wheeling, unshaken; through the void the inexorable steel, and bears to immense ;
the river Lethe ; into which, were And speak, O man! does this capacious
it not for certain birds, flying about
ita scene, With half that kindling majesty dilate its banks, it would be immediately Thy strong conception, as wiren Brutus immerged. But these seize the rose
medals ere they fall, and bear them Refulgent from the stroke of Cæsar's for a while up and down in their
fate, Amid the crowd of patriots ; and his
beaks with much noise and flutter; arm
but careless of their charge, or Aloft extending, like eternal Jove, unable to support it, they most of When gailt brings down the thunder, them soon drop their shining prey call'd aloud
one after another into the oblivious On Tully's name, and shook his crim
stream. Nevertheless, among son steel, And bade the father of his country hail! these heedless carriers of fame, are For lo ! the tyrant prostrate in the dust! a few swans, who, when they catch And Rome again is free. ....... a medal, convey it carefully to the
temple of Immortality, where it is ART OF READING.
consecrated. These swans of late To read, says M. Reytaz, is not have been rara aves. What innu. to collect letters and syllables ; it merable names have been dropped is not to pronounce words and sen- into the dark stream of Oblivion, tences ; it is to represent the for one that has been consecrated thoughts of a discourse in their in the temple of Irnmortality appropriate colours. It is to blend The name of Alexander Pope there the different passages in such a shines conspicuous. manner, as not to injure each other ; but, on the contrary, to give
SWANS. to each mutual strength and assis The swan never frequents the tance. It is to distinguish by the Padus, nor the banks of the Cayse accent, what is only argumentative, ter in Lydia,each of them a stream from what is pathetick and orator- celebrated by the ancient poets for ical ; it is to discern any impor- the resort of swans. Horace calls tant end in a sentence, in order to Pindar Dircæum Cignum, and, in detach it from the rest, and express another ode, supposes himself it without affectation, and without changed into a swan. the appearance of design ; it is to Virgil speaks of his poetical convey the idea, rather than the brethren in the same manner. expressions, the sentiments rather
Vere, tuum nomen. than the words ; it is to follow the
Cantantes sublime ferent ad sidera impulse of the discourse in such
cygni. a manner, that the delivery may be quick or slow, mild or impetu
When he speaks of them figuraous, according to the emotions it
tively, he gives to them a power should excite.
of melody ; but when he refers to
them as a naturalist, he gives them POPE.
their natural uncouth sound. Attached to the thread of every Dant sonitum rauci per stagna loquacia man's life is a little medal, where cygni. on his name is inscribed, which T'ime, waiting on the shears of The swan seldom is heard except Fate, catches up, as it falls from when on the wing, and its natos then have no inconsiderable affinity done thus, he will be convinced ke to those of the owl.
might as well have read it back Milton's description of the swan ward. is as beautiful, as almost any found among the ancient writers, not
MILO OF CROTONA. witstanding their great partiality to this bird.
The champion who most distiti..... The swan, with arched neck
guished himself in the Olympick Between her white wings mantling, Games, in the Palé, at wrestling, proudly rows
according to Pausanias, was Milo Her state with wary feet.
of Crotona ; he gained no less than
six Olympick, and as many Pythian I find by an act of Edw. IV.c. 6.
crowns. There are so many in« no one, possessing a freehold of stances of the prodigious strength less clear yearly value than five of this famous wrestler, and most marks, shall be permitted to keep of them so well known, that it swans, other than the son of our would be as endless as impertinent sovereign lord the king.”
to cite them. But I cannot forbear And in such high estimation
producing one, as remarkable for were they then had in England,
England, the singularity, as the issue of the that by II. Henry VIII. c. 17. the experiment. Milo, to give a proof punishment for taking their eggs of his astonishing power, used to was imprisonment for a year and take a pomegranate, which, without a day, and to be fined at the king's squeezing or breaking, he held so good pleasure." - It seems they are fast by the mere strength of his not quite so highly valued by those fingers, that no person was able to who resort to Hudson's Bay, and take it from him nobody but his annually kill about three or four mistress,” says Elian. But how. thousand, which are salted, pickled,
ever weak he may have been with and sold for “very good sea stores.” regard to the fair sex, his superi
our force was universally acknowledged by men, as will appear in
the following Amongst the false wit of the 17th century, the writing of billets
EPIGRAM. doux, in the shape of shovels and con
"When none adventur'd in th' Olymongs, acrosticks, riddles, rebusses, pick sand, &c. &c. &c. the Palindromus holds The might of nighty Milo to withstand; as good a claim to ridicule as any. Th’ unrivall'd chief advanc'd to seize Camden, I think, refined upon this the crown, species of literature, and made the
But mid the triumph, slipt unwary
down. Palindromick muse go backward The people shouted, and forbade bestos as well as forward-for instance: The wreath on him who fell without a
foe. “ Odo tenet mulum, madidam mappam But, rising in the midst, he stood and tenet Anna.
cried, Anna tenet mappam madidam, mulum Do not three falls the victory decide? tenet Odo."
Fortune, indeed, hath giv'n me one, but
who The ingenious reader may now Will undertake to throw me t'other read it forward, and when he has th ?"