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college : a man whose elegant scholarship and polite acquisitions had introduced him to the friendship of the principal literary characiers of his day.—He became the volunrary tutor of Mr. Bates, who, when the bufiness of the pupil-room was over, was encouraged to indulge his musical propensities at Mr. Graham's harpsichord. This disposition, however, did not interrupt his school studies; and he proceeded in them, esteemed by his masters, and beloved by his associates, till he left them all for the University of Canbridge. Here he was affectionately patronized by Dr. Smith, the master of Trinity College, and the friend of Sir Isaac Newton. He was among the first mathematicians of his age; and had directed his knowledge to the profound parts of musical composition, and the perfection of musical instruments. His voiume on Harmonics, is well known to be the most learned Treatise on that subječt which has appeared in any language. With such an instructor and such a friend, for we belic ve that in the latter part of Doctor Smith's life, he lived entirely with him, Mr. Bates possetled and improved the invaluable opportunity to perfect his knowledge of harmony, and to attain that reputation for musical erudition which di.tinguishe his life. Ainong other circumstances very honourable to both, his kind friend recommended him to the notice and patronage of a nobieman, whose knowledge and love of music was well known, and who, at that time, ses. sessed the power, and as it proved, the inclination, to procure for Mr. Bates such an independent situation, as enabled him to cultivate and enjoy the science, which he loved and adorned. It is also understood that he was honoured by his majcity's gracious favour and protećtion. No modern professor will take offence at the opinion, that Mr. Bates surpasica the most learned musiciars of his time in the theory of music; and that his practical exceilence on the instrument which he preferred, was peculiar to himself—It was the Organ.—The quirks and quibbles which are the boast of modern performers; the rapidity of singer, and power of transition, which have caused music to be defined the art of excuriog difficult things; that leger Jemain of playing which indeed gives des notes, muis rien que des notes; that kind of performance, which Doctor Johnson wished to be impositic, were

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