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4necdotes relating to several remarkable Persons, by Mr. Richard Symmonds. KING CH. A. R. LES; The committee of Somerset-House pized and made to amount out of the king's goods and movables, with the pictures, &c. 200,000l., notwithstanding the queen had carried away, and himself caused to be carried away, abundance of jewels. IIis pictures, which he bought of the Duke of Mantua, cost 20,000/. It is observed of him, that he gave most and pleased most those that had most abused and cheated him. The queen of Bohemia, his sister, stood in fear of, and suffered herself to be ranted at to sell things to please the Ruperts and Cary. The king had written a book with his

own hand, wherein were many things on ,

government, and in it a model of government for the nation, according to that of France, and to effect it how the bringing in the German horse, thereby to settle it. The old Earl of Bedford had seen or heard of this book, and being familiar with Oliver St. John, since chief: justice, told him of it, who by all means wrought with the Earl of Bedford, that he might see this book, which he accom* plished, and made use of it against the King, which the king perceived, and found it to be Bedford, with whom he was much

Earl of Cork

Had the greatest estate of all the nobility in King Charles's time. He was bred a boy with an attorney by Sir William Mann, of Canterbury.

Iord Arundel of Wardour Has 11,000l. or 12,000l. a year, was burnt in the hand for man-slaughter for a duel between Compton and Lord Chandos, Easter Term 1653. Lord Chandos

Has 3000l. per annuin. He married Ilord Rivers' daughter. This Lord Chandos was burnt in the hand for that duel too, at the same time.

George Williers, Duke of Buckingham,

Had in his prosperity 25,000l. a year in England and Ireland. Mr. Traylman, who was surveyor-general and his serwant, told me so, June 1653.

Waller, the Poet of Beaconsfield,

Had 2000l. a year; sold 500i, or 600l.

to save his life. Pye.

A certain company was reckoning up the families of the Pyes, and uarned


[Feb. 3. 3. divers. At length one asked, what was Sir Edm. Pye, that married Lord Lucas's sister; one answered, he was Pye of Pye-Corner. Archbishop Chichley.

One of the courtiers in Henry VI's time sent, by one of the king's servants, a pie. full of rags as a present to Cardinal Chichley, as a scorn to his extraction, being the son of a broker or draper. The cardinai received the messenger very civilly, and desired him to present his service to the king, and give him many thanks, and to tell him, he desired his majesty to outgo his father Henry V. in all acts and }.". and virtue, as he had doue is father in honours and preferIdents.

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Tetter from Hugh Peters to Secretary

Rushworth, desiring the Enlargemen

of Lady Newport. Honest Friend,

I understand that the Tady Harford is out and the Lady Aubigny; ye may remember that I had a promise for my Lady Newport, when you know my Lord Newport is here with us; I pray, therefore, let me intreat you not to fayle to get her out, and let her want nothing. I pray, and charge it upon mee what charge you shall bee at, shee shall have a coach , and money sent her at her quarters. This is the request of great men here, and . for good. I pray favour us in this case, and have you heartily saluted from Yours, IIc GII PRTsms. London, Wednesday. v1.

Letter from Colones Algernon Sidney te

the Itt. Hon. Sir Thomas Fairfax, Ge

neral of the Parliament Army. Sir,

I thought myself obliged to give you notice that the Parliament hath appointed me governor of Chichester, and that I am obliged to goedowne thither presently to enter upon my charge theare, after which I shall not fail to wait upon you, and to deliver up my regiment to whoms you shall command me. I have not left the army without extreme unwillingnesse, and could not perswade myself to it by any other reason then that, by reason of my lameness, I am not able to doe the Parliament and you the service that would be expected from Your most lauuble servant,

London, May 14, AL. SYDNEY.

vil, Letter

vTr. letter from Sir Wm. Tugdale to Sir John Cotton, objecting to Mr. Burnett, being a Scotchman, writing the History of the Reformation. For the worthily honoured Sir John Cotton, Bart. these, Honoured Sir, Perceiving by Mr. Burnett (whom I lately met with) that he expects you at your house in Westminster soon after Christmas, and intends to come to you for search of what you have in order to his purposed History of the Reformation; I thought fit to let you know that some of our most eminent bishops and orthodox clergy, hearing thereof, do not think him a competent person for such a work, being a Scotchman, as though none of our English divines were sufficient for such an undertaking: besides, we playnly see by his Historie of the Dukes Hamilton, how he is byast; for he lays the foundation of the late execrable rebellion totally upon the bishops; I am therefore advised to entreat you, that when he makes his address to you concerning this businesse, you will tell him, that you are and shall be willing to promote any good worke, but this being of weightye consideration, and he no English-man, you thinke it expedient to advise with some of our chiefest bishops therein. Sir, the high honour I bear to you, makes me thus bold to trouble you about this matter; praying therefore for your good health, I rest Your most obedient servant, - WM. DUGDALE. Heralds' Office in London, Dec. 20, 1677. - VIII, Letter from Queen Anne to the Marquis of Buckingham, in behalf of Sir Walter Raleigh. Anna R. My kind Dogge, If I have any power or credit with you, I pray you let me have a triall of it at this time in dealing sincerely and earnestly with the king that Sir Walter Raieigh's life may not be called in question.

If you do it so that the success answer my expectation, assure yourself that i will take it extraordinarily kindly at your hands, as I am one that wisheth you well, and desires you to continus still as you have been a true servant of your master. To the Marquis of Buckingham. IX. Letter from King James to Secretary Cecil. My little Beagle, Aug. 8.

Ye and your fellows there are so proud now, that ye have gotten again the guiding of a feminine court in the old fashion, as I know not how to deal with you. Ye sit at your ease and direct all. The news from all the parts of the world comes to you in your chamber. The king's own resolutions depend upon your posting dispatches; and when ye list, ye can (setting on your bed-sides) with one call or whistling in your fist, make him to post night and day till he come to your presence. Well I know Suffolk is married, and hath also his handfull now in harbouring that great little proud man, that comes in his chair. But for your postmaster,” who is wanton and wifeless, I cannot but be jealous of your greatness of my wife, for besides that the very number of three is well liked of by women, his face is so amiable that it is able to entice, and his fortune hath ever been to be great with she-saints. But his part is foul in this, that never having taken a wife to himself in his youth, he cannot now be content with his grey hairs to forbear another man's wife; but for expiation of this sin, I hope that ye have all three, with the rest of your society, taken this day an enchanter cup of thankfulness for the occasion, which fell out a time when ye durst not avow me: and here hath been kept this day the feast of King James's delivery at St. John's House. All other matters I refer to the knowe, the bearer's report, and so fare you well


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No-he still lingers o'er the sod,
To bid a last adieu ; -
And scenes which once a Father trod,
Affection brings to view ;
He's found that the sad child of grief,
Who feels the keen pangs of Sorrow,
May hope in vain to find relief
*Tis thus with many happy scenes -
We form of future joys;
A cloud of Sorrow intervenes,
And all our bliss destroys :
Nought but the present moment's ours -
This we may call our own;
But the events of suture hours
Are known to God alone :
For he who now is happy, gay,
And who laughs at future sorrow,
$1ay sleep beneath a heap of clay
JAM Es B. I, Row N.
A. FEATHER srom a gannet’s tail,
* Dropp'd in the middle of the ocean,
Well drench'd and tumbled by the gale,
He did not much admire his motion :
“Where am I ?” quoth the feather with a
whine ;
** Oons! on the ocean's nasty stinking brine!”
“Sir Plume,” quoth Ocean to the feather,
“It seems you don't much like foul weather :
But pray be grateful, if you please ;
For, pert young gentleman, d'ye see,
Your lofty parent, but for me,
Had never earn’d his bread and cheese,”

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Original Poetry.

[Feb. l

O yet once more your aid impart,
And bid the battle cease; -

Then raise another monument—
A Mo N U M E N T of Peace.

Huntspill. JAS, JENNINGs.

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THAT Harp untouch'd by mortal hands,
Like love, each gentle heart commands,
Awakes the Soul, illumes its fires,
With fancy warms, with thought inspires.
Let the light breeze salute the strings,
And every note in concert rings:
So woman's angel Smile must give
The spell that bids each feeling live.

The breeze flits by—the music's o'er,
The syren strain allures no more;
And love’s bright flower as quickly flies-
it buds, it blossoms, droops, and dies,


I.Q. the dark clouds dispersing fast,

Proclaim the tempest’s raging past; Creation smiling, sees once more Peace the departed calm restore, views the rough elements oppress'd To yield destructive war for rest. Elate with glee the lab'ring hind Resumes the wonted task assign'd, And joyous hails the calm serene That gives new lustre to the scene. With gentle breath from yonder trees Zephyrus fans the dying breeze, And Echo's voice Seremely clear, Responsive vibrates or .."; Again the shepherd pipes his flute, And warbling birds, that late were mutes Pour forth from yonder bloomy sprays A note of thankfulness and praise, To see the smiling God of Day Returning, bcam a cheering ray;

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For Phoebus now diffusive beams
His heav'n-constructed light, in streams;
Producing in the drops of rain,
Refraction's richly tinted stain;
Forming beneath the vaulted skies
A beauteous bow of varieus dies I
Iris, in earlier days mine eyes
On thee transfix’d with rapt surprise,
Have gaz'd till my transported views
Lost the last fragment of thy hues;
Till feeling the celestial glow

... Which inspiration’s powers bestow,

Expand my fancy, lift my soul,
To change for earth high Heav'n's control!

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From man, whose form now sorely terrifies me.
From beasts and screaming birds, and trees and
Where shall I hide me from the glary day 2
Where find repose Alas! there's none for me;
No rest—no rest—horror attends me now.
My blood is sour; heart blasted, brain on fire:
Then come, Despair come, come, I say–
Tear out my scalded eye-balls from their scoops;
Pluck out my heart by the roots—give it to
Or cast looking to the fiends of hell,
A fit repast for demons ! Rest, no rest 1–
Ah! see his form; it beckons me. I come:
Here will I plunge, and meet this spirit in heli,
. G. For D H AM.
i) ULCE 1){}MUM.

IN chorus join, companions dear ! Why silent sleeps the tongue 2 Noble our theme, our song— Home’s music, sweet, sincere ; Sweets, that we’ll echo loud and long. CHORUS. Let Home, sweet Home, salute the ear, Home, Home -- is aught so sweet, so dear? Belov’d, delicious, blissful Home Re-echoing thee, to thee we come. Near is the time–Hail, blissful hour i O'er us thy pleasure shower The toil of study past, The goal we reach at last ; Long wish’d for goal of Thought’s grave lore. [CI, oitus. Away with books; tired Muse, away 1 From their harsh theme we stray. Away with cankering care : We’ll revel fice as air. When trouble's past, the bliss how rare : [ciorus. Hills, meads, in Smiling pleasure shine. We'll Nature’s gala join. Each bird, that seeks the nest, Proclaims, how Home is blest. Then oh! be ours its joy divine! {chorus. Giles, bring the snorting horses nigh. They come—we go—we fly. The lovely threshold dear, The mother's kiss-- the tear, With bliss o'erflowing sweet, we’ll share. [CHoltus. To thee, paternal roof, all hail! Let Songs of joy prevail. O daystar, why thy glow Dost thou delay to show? Loved guide to the best joys we know ! CHORUS. Let Home, Sweet Home, salute the ear, Home, Home !—Is ought so sweet, so dear? Belov’d, delicious, blissful Home! Re-echoing thee, to thee we come.


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- AUTHOR OF JUNIUS, HE whole business of the letters of T Junios was to give popularity to the cause of Wilkes. They were written chiefly during Wilkes's confinement in the King's Bench, which lasted two years, from April 1768 to April 1770. The style of these letters, so distinguished for a hissing effervescence of declamation, which dilates every drop of scandal into an all-besmearing lather of venom, is exactly that of Wilkes. Compare his papers in the North Briton; compare the two letters No. 69 and 70, in the first volume of Woodfall's edition of Junius: both the exordiums especially have his classical allusion, his trim elegance, his antithesis, and his sarcasm. The letters signed, Junia, Junius in reply thereto, and Correggio, display a practised lubricity of metaphor, only probable from the author of the Essay on Woman. Woodfall, as appears from vol. H. p. 234, had applied to Wilkes for annotations to the letters of Junius: now this very edition contains notes, which hardly any other man than Wilkes could have furnished, and which reveal for the first time the source of the imitation of Junius. Junius sometimes abuses Wilkes; but this was a convenient mask, and, as he himself observes, was so managed, as not to leave a scar. He sometimes differs from Wilkes; but only when Wilkes found it rather necessary to go further than he approved, in order to conciliate the Billof-Rights club. Wilkos was always, in fact, accommodated even by the resistance of Junius. Wilkes, and Wilkes only, could produce, and did produce, autographs of Junius, independently of Woodfall.” A DDITION a L sco IPTU R.E.S. There is a prospect of our obtaining authentic additions to the Bible; and those, from the manuscripts in the library of Paris. M. de Sacy has given extracts from the book of Enoch, there preserved, which still forms a part of the Christian canon in Abyssinia, and formed a part of the Jewish canon in the time of Christ. He has also given extracts from the Divan, which probably contains genuine writings of John the Baptist, preserved to this day by his followers, who remain a baptist sect in Galilee and Arabia.

* Wilkes's own Letters are the best refutation of this hypothesis—EpiroR,

A CORP-UPT JUDGE. Sir Henry de Bath, a justiciary of the kingdom, was in 35 Henry III. accused by Sir Phillip Darcy of falsehood in the king's court, and by another of his fellow justices for acquitting a malefactor for a bribe, which so incensed the king against him, as at the parliament then holden he breaks out in a rage, protesting that whosoever would kill him should be acquitted for the deed: yet afterwards this Sir Henry was released, paying 2000 marks and restored to his place. TY THES. Athelwolfe, king of the West,Saxons, gave the tenth part of his kingdom for the service of God, and an annuity of 300 marks to be bestowed in pious uses at Rome, and went thither twice in person with his youngest son, Alfred, whom Pope Leo the Fourth anointed a king, at eleven years of age.

I, Aw's or a LFR ED.

King Alfred first collected the laws of his predecessors and others, the kings of the Saxons, and by grave consent of his states assembled, made choice of the fittest, abrogated the rest, and added others. By him was the first division of the land into shires, hundreds, and tithings; and by him public schools had their beginning or reviving.


This country has produced many siterary artisans, farmers' boys, milk-women, and others, who enjoy some popularity. of fame: but not one chimney-sweeper occurs in the list. Holland had the glory of producing the most celebrated of chimney-sweepers. He wrote in Latin, under the name Beronicius, a poem, in two cantos, entitled, Georgarchontomachia : it describes an insurrection of the peasants against the barons, and was printed at Middelburg, in octavo, during the year 1766.

CHRISTOPIIER MYLIUS. In a catalogue of authors buried is London would occur the name of Christopher Mylius, who died there in 1754, on his way to the West Indies, whither he was going, under Prussian patronage, and with recommendations from the phySiologist Haller, for purposes of natural history. He had published, in 1744, “Three IXiałogues on Important Truths, with this motto, or epigraph, Obsequium amicos, ve. filas Ødium paris, The first dialogues o defends

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