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be added to the salary of the Lord Prefil dent of the Court of Sefion in Scotland. 5ool. to that of the Lord Justice Clerk : 2391. to each of the other Judges of that

which amounted to |- 13,653,000
"The estimate for 1798 was,
he said, 5oo, oool. more than
was wanted; there was, be-
sides, a diminution of the new
of 303, dool. which made the
total of the navy only - 12,438, ooo
The next article was the
army, which amounted to - 8,340,000
Miscellaneous services - 600,000,
Deficiency of ways and means 211,0co
Interest on exchequer bills,
on which there was a saving of
90,0col. below the estimate - 500,000
Deficiency of land and malt - 498, coo
Subsidy to the emperor - 825, oco
Vote of credit - - 3, Coo, Coo
‘These, besides a few other
articles, made the sum to be
provided for amount to - 30,947,ooo
He next called the attention
of the committee to the ways
and means. The land and malt
he took at - - -



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college; a man whose elegant scholarship and polite acquisitions had introduced him to the friendship of the principal literary charaćiers 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 Canabridge. - Here he was affedionately 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 volume on Harmonics, is well known to be the most learned Treatise on that subjećt which has appeared in any language. With such an instructor and such a friend, for we believe that in the latter part of Dočtor Smith's life. he lived entirely with him, Mr. Bates possessed and improved the invaluable opportu. nity to perfect, his knowledge of harmony, and to attain that reputation for musical erudition which distinguishe his life. Among 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, pessessed 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 majesty's gracious favour and protećtion. No modern professor will take offence at the opinion, that Mr. Bates surpassed the most learned musiciars of his time in the theory of music; and that his pračtical excellence 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 execuring difficult things; that legerdemain of playing which indeed gives des notes, mais rien que des notes; that kind of performance, which Doctor Johnson wished to be impoffible, were

considered by Mr. Bates as very inferior ac

quisitions. His object of attainment was that combination and succession of tones, that

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