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of the orthodox were not very exact Mr. URBAN, Lymington, May 18. in this matter. Of this we have had KNOW not whether any of your

numerous Correspondents have was willing to give up the B pistle of replied to an enquiry in your Maga. St. James, aud ihe Revelation of St. zine for January, p. 6, as to the AQJobo, the first, as seeming to oppose thor of some beautiful Greek lines, bis opinion as to justification, and the inscribed on the monument of a child, latter for a very unworths reason, in the North wall of the chaucel of which was, because he could not un. Eastbourn Church. derstand it. Nor is there, indeed, any The lines in question are part of a thiog in the books objected to, that Hymn of Synesius; and are to be affords any solid ground for their be found beautifully translated into Eng. iog looked upon in any way inferior lish verse, in the notes on the third of to the others. There is no opposition Mr. Heber's Bampton Lectures, page either in doctrine, or in any other re- 167. spect, to those which are universally Perhaps the above information, imreceived.

perfect as it is, inay be of use to your It must be allowed to be unfortu. Correspondent. The lines, as well as nale, that no bint whatever bas es- the translation, are beautiful, and well caped the antient Fathers as to the worthy the perusal of your Readers, authority on which the Canon was equally so of a place in the poetical fouoded. Its continuing so long un. pages of your valuable Miscellany *. disputed, gives reason to believe, lbat Yours, &c.

B. N. C. it was for some time well known, and perfectly satisfactory. And the great

Abbotts Roding,

Mr. URBAN, leogth of the life of St. John is highly

May 13. favourable to the supposition that

Mollissima corda he was the author of it. If he was Humano generi dare se Natura fatetur, not the Collector of the books, at Quæ lacrymas dedit. JUVENAL. Jeast we may be certain, that the col. those whom the God of Nature lection had his full approbation. And this may account for some very, an- ings of humanity, aod to whom, in tient books not being admilted into the riches of his goodness, he bath the Canon, such as the Epistle of Bar. given a liberal hand to relieve the nabas, that of Clement, and the Book severe calamities and distresses which, of the Shepherd of Hermas, which in the mysterivus dispensations of His seem to bave been in existence in providcoce daily befall some wretched these early times. They were reject. unfortuoate individual, I request the ed by apostolical anthority, and there. indulgence of a column in your widely fure never considered as forming circulated Miscellany, to convey tho part of the Christian Scriptures. following uovarnished tale of severe

The opinioo here advanced, though calamits, and deep distress. In the it is new, cannot be accused of any narration of this tale of woe, I shall dangerous tendeney. Had it never studiously avoid to heighten the cobeen lost sight of, there could have louring of the picture, by any darker been no disagreement ainong Chris. shade than what the plain and simple tians respecting any of these books, facts must naturally give it. Indeed, and nothing can add more to their I should judge, that the attempt to consequence, than even the supposi excile coinpassion by a pathetic detion, ihat an apostle either collected scription of the melancholy sufferer in or gave bis sauction lo their authen. question, would have the effect of ticity.

weakening the cause which I advocate, Since I wrote the above, I find, Anne Chandler, a native of New. from the notes upon Michaelis, that castle, the daughter of a Captain of there is " au anlient legend, thal the a trading vessel, was, when living, Canon was formed at Ephesus before a householder at Yarmonth in Northe close of the first century,” which, fulk; to which place the unfortunale though said to be long rejected as une subject of this narrative was travelling supported by any authority whatso. for parochial maintenance. Wcak ever, is certainly countenanced by, and gives additional weight to the * They are inserted in our Poetical Depresent argument.

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ness, poverty, and sickness reduced unhappy being, submitting without a her to the hard necessity of sceking single murmur or complaint, to the for '

her lodging in a farmer's barn, at painful and severe suffering of losing Fi' Discovering her in a perish, both her legs. Having gone througa able condition, with the humanity of the sad operation which deprived her a fellow christian, he sent her food; of one leg, she requested the surgeons and 'suffered her to remain opop his that the second might pot be takea premises, till be was admonished, that off till the next day. Complying, he was either brioging a pauper upon however, with such reasons as they the parish for support, or involving suggested to her, to submit to tha himself in the expence of maintaining operation at the moment then present, her. Under these circumstances, she she patiently resigoed herself to the was constrained to remove, in great cruel necessity of her case. distress, extremely weak, in bad health,

Quis talia fando pennyless, and without a shoe to her Temperet a Jacrymis : --non miles durus fool. She managed, however, to crawl Ulyssis. on about two miles, when the little With sympathelic pily and constrength which she had, failed ; and, cern, we cannot but Jament in bon exhausted with fatigue, she sunk to short, a space of time this mutilated the ground. The coltagers in the being, who wilhin a few weeks was evening discovered her sitting in a happily enjoying that beautiful syn. puddle of slime aod dirt. It was now metry of all the component parts of the beginning of March. lo the coto this perfect frame, in which, by the tages upon the spot, five only in pum- wisdom of our Divine Creator we are ber, crowded with the labourers, their fearfully and wonderfully made," has wives, and their children, nothing been doomed, having neither friends like a bed of straw was to be had. lo por relations to assist her, por even a this sad extremity, her lodging was in single penny to support her, to end a miserable hen-bouse ; till on the se. the days of her mourning in the chacood or third day, the parish officers rity of a work-house. of Beauchamp Roding became ac- Why the Author and Giver of Lifo quainted with her distress. Much hath ihus made one vessel unto bocommendation is due to them for nour, and anolher unto dishonour, every exerlion upon the instant, to must remain a questiou involved in relieve the unhappy stranger. Not impenetrable darkness, till the judg. only such food and lodging were sup- ment of that solemo aud a weful day, plied as the place could afford, but when Wisdom shall be justified of all the immediate assistance was procured her Children, of a surgeon and apothecary, at the · Permit me to derive, from this distance of four or five miles from the painful subject, one lesson of instrucparish. To the praise of Mr. Polter, live 'wisdom :-That we may learn such being justly due to him for his habitually lo praise God; that rising, compassion upon the occasion, he or standing, or leaping, or walking, gave his constant attendance to the or dancing in the inerry circle to the poor woman lying in the extremily of harp and the viol, we are living in the danger. His patieot was an emaciated free exercise and motion of our limbs. being, struggling with disease; and At the same time, in prosperity or her feet from the cold lodging which adversity—under the uncertainty of she had bad for some length of time, what a day may briog forth-al mornnot only threatening mortification, but ing and evening, and at noon-day, the dreadful event bad taken place. Identally or verbally list me up aur Ilorresco referens. The dreadful cric hands in prayer to heaven, as Christ, sis was at hand. The amputation of himself hath taught us." Not my: each leg becaine absolutely necessary will, but thine be done." to preserve the possibility of existence. The end and design which I have jo

Let those, who are blessed by Dis view, in Jaying opeo to inang an eye vine Providence with bealth, and spi. this tale of real woeg is that from the rils, and gaięty, at heart, who are general benevolence of my fair coun: basking in the suu-shine of prosperity, try-women--from men of my owa and faring sumptuously every day, profession ; and, indeed, from several innocently enjoying the good things olbers in social life, a solitary, un. of life, picture in imagination the happy individual may receive some

Mr. URBAN,

alleviation under so heavy a visitation

Winchester Row, from the haod of Almighty God. hope, and to facilitate fucceo crotone Tue question proposed by your

Correspondent R. C. in the Num, plan which I have io view, of giving ber for Deceinber last (p. 506), nanie. some comfort to the afflicted, I would ly, “ whether the contineotal pations propose, by this address, a measure of of Europe do not severally pronounce charity that should little exceed in Lalin as they pronounce their owa value the widow's mite; so that no respective languages?" may, I beone, contributing cheerfully, might lieve, be safely answered in the af. feel that he had scarcely lightened the firmative; at least, I have always weight of his purse beyond a few been given to understand so, and in grains of silver. The gift of a shilling fact know such to be the principle from those who could easily spare it, followed by the French and Italians ; or half-a-crown from a second class, but admilling what is not at all imand a crown from a third, would fully probable, that a similar practice preanswer the following purpose-to pur- vails among the other nations of Euchase à succedaneum for the loss of rope, particularly, among the Ger. her limbs, to render an uneasy and mans and the Spaniards, slill the force difficult journey of upwards of one of Dr. Carey's objection to the Enghondred miles to her parish less for- lish pronunciation, does not appear midable in her present unhappy con. to me, to be materially, if at all, dition, and less difficult; to supply her weakened thereby; for the Doctor with some better raiment than she very justly remarks, that the acquisinow has; and to provide for her in tion of Lalin, as taught in this counthe reduced state of her health, in try, proves of little or no use to an consequence of her dreadful misfor- Englishman when he is travelling tune, something beyond the common abroad, where he most stands in need necessaries of life supplied by a coho- of its assistance, inasmuch as his protry workhouse.

muuciation differs so very widely from To that charitable part of the com- that of every other European nation. munity, who may feel an interest, like On the supposition that the contithe good Samaritan, io pouring in neptal nätious bave all proceeded oil and wine into the wounds of this upon the same principle, and judg. stranger in distress, it is requisite that ing, I presume, from analogy, R. Č. I should point out some easy chaonel seems inclined to think that they must by which their respective gratuitous differ materially among themselves ; donations might be conveyed to me, I apprehend, however, that this opiin trust for the use and benefit of an nion will be found not perfectly coroutcast ouder heaven, thus lest naked rect. That there may be variations to the world.

to a certain degree, is by no means I would recommend those who an unreasonable conjeclure; but that are resident in London and in its neigh. these variations amount to any thing bourhood, to pay their eleemosinary of consequence, I mean so as sensibly gifts into the hands of the Rev. Tho. to affect the intelligibility of one Eunsas Dyer, No. 9, Cumberland-street, ropean oation from another, is a posiNew.rvad, St. Mary-le-bone.

tion, the correctness of wbicb I am From the Jobabitants within the much ioclioed to doubt. With recircle of Ongar, Mr. Walker and Mr. spect to the three first vowels (A, E,I), Polter, who were the operating sure it is plainly manifest, they all agree geons in this distressiog affair, inight and ihough there may be some difreceive their donations. From their ferences, the effect of a peculiar árlis well koowo character, they would culation, attached to certain conso-, readily engago, I am persuaded, in nants, such as in the instance adduced this work and labour of love.

by R. C. of the word “Regina," Contracting the circle, I would re- which the Spaniards (adopting the connnend the Churchwarden of Beau- gulteral sound of the G, before the champ. And at this parsonage, the vowels e and i, froin the Arabic) pro. sister offerings at the shrine of Cha- nounce Reheenia. These differences, rity would be thankfully received by I should conceive, are neither consithe publick's bumble ser vaut, derablc in 'oumber, nor, generally WN. CHARLES DYER.

speaking

spreaking, of much importance; sinced RaRy Congress, to be composed of fue any thing which appears to the representatives from the most celecontrary, the greater part may, per, brated Universities of Europe, dis. haps, admit of being obviated in some, tmguished for learning, not excluding way or other : at any rate, when cop. the once justig - samoos Salamanca. trasted with the glaring diversity prea To this learned assembly might be sented by an Englishman's pronuncia- subinitted for calm discussion and tion of Lalin, they must, I apprehend, mature deliberation, the varius difinmediately vanish, or comparatively ferelices which at presentexistawong sipk into insignificance.

the different people of Europe' in reOn these grounds I am therefore spect to Latin pronunciation, with a decidedly of opinion, that the altera- view of establishing hereafter, as far tion of the propunciation of the as might be practicable, an uniformily vowels A, E, and 1, so as to be made to of pronunciation, bolb on the conti. conform to the continental usage, as nent and in England, regard being recommended by Dr. Carey, could it had to certain peculiarities, affecting be carried into effect, would be pro- more or less, particular people, arising ductive of much sulid advantage in a from a difference either in tte strucliterary point of view. Nor am b ture or flexibility of the organs of aware of any reasonable opposition speech ; and even these exceptioos that can be offered to the accomplish: night, by some arrangement, be to ment of a measure fraught with such fixed, that each nation may find do obvious utility as that which has for difficulty in respectively comprehendils object, as far as may !e practica- ing one another's ullerance, Dulwithple, the assimilation of English pro. standing the variation wbich might nunciation of Latin, to that of the still be apparent among them, ia con same tongue as established in the rest sequence of natural impediments ja of Europe.

rospect to such words as could not, I should imagine nothing more from their peculiar articulation, be would be requisite thap to oblaio the reduced to any one general rule. favourable intervention and concur

C.E.S. rence of the heads of our cbief lite

(To be continued.) rary establishmeols, to effect so dea. sirable a reformation, for so I think, SCULPTURE IN FRANCE. the proposed alteration may with (Concluded from p. 412.) strict propriely be called ; since there can be no doubt that the method

CHRONOLOGICAL View of the Frenc#

School of SCULPTURE. which has so long prevailed, and still holds ils influence in this country,

With the mosl eminent H'orks. must be fundamentally erroneous.

Jewn GOUJON, Consequently, it may be presumed

Died 1572. that our learned Bodies, instead of throwing obstacles in the way, would

noceulsat Paris, 1550. Bas-reliefs be readily induced to lend the sanc

on the monument of Heory III. and tion of their high authority towards Cardinal de Bourbon. The Group of the accomplishment of Dr. Carey's Diava and a Stag for Diada de Poiviews, by which means only his pro- liers. . -Two allegorical figures of posed alteration can be brought about

Victory and History at the Lourre. with any degree of facility, and its introduction be admitled into the va

PIERRE BONTEMPS.

Died 15... rious public schools throughout the kingdom,

The figures (en état de mort) of But, however 'highly I ain' myself Francist. and his Queen. The Vase disposed to rate this object, your Cor. containiog their hearis in the Church respondent' seems to think it would

“ de haute bruyere." Eight fine bas prove only an inadequate remedy

reliefs as medallious representing the

Sciences. It in order, therefore, to obtain one more perfect, and so as fully to meet *** PAUL PONCE TREB'ATI. that gentleman's wishes, I would bey He came into France in 1560, joc leave to suggest a proposal for as. viled by Francis 1. and carved the sembling either at Paris, or at any dead figures of "Louis XII. and Anne other place more convenient, aʻuite of Bretagne.

GER

The figures pof the Fountain des la.

GERMAIN Pilon.

been strictly followed, according to Died 1590.

Pausanias, who says that he was Figures and bas-reliefs of the mo. killed by wolves (Lib. 6, cap. 131)s nument of Francis I. Tomb of Henry he relates his various feals of sirength, II. and Catherine de Medicis, his Queen, in their dress of state, kneel Eximiæ simulacbrum artis, quem Sissile

- Agnosco tuum, Pugette, Milonem ing, io bronze, and after death in

robur

[exit while inarble. A pedestal in the form Captivum retinet; verum ecce paludibus of a Torpos with the Graces draped, Beilua vasta leo, et rabie stimulatus supporting on their heads a vase, con

edendi

(dentes, taining the royal hearts. It is carved Imprimit in magno truculentos corpore from a single block of alabaster, and Offensum luget marmor-furit-æstriat opce stood in the Church of the Ce.

ardet." lestines at Paris. Monuments of Doissin. Sculptura, lib. 2. p. 56. Chancellor Birague and his wife in Groupe of Perseus and Andromeda, bronze and marble, and of Chancellor placed at Versailles in 1684.-It was L'Hôpital in alabaster.

presented by the artist to Louis XIV. BARTHELEMI PRIEUR.

and inscribed “ Ludovico Magno scul. Monument of Cuonêtable Anne de pebat et dicabat ex animo P. Puget Montmorenci in armour, and his wife Massiliensis A.D. 1684." in while marble. Busts of Heory IV.

FRANCIS GIRARDON. and Louis XIII. as a boy.

Born 1630-Died 1715.
JACQUES SARRASIN.

Four principal figures of the Batha Born 1598-Died 1666. of Apollo. Equestrian bronze slaluo Made the inodel for the monument of Louis XIV. in the Place Vendôme, of Henry Bourboo Condi, round which 21 feet high, 1699, cast at one time, were 14 bronze bas-reliefs. Il cost by Balthazar Keller. Mausoleum of 200,000 livres, and was cast and sculp. Cardinal Richelieu. Two female fi. tured by Purlan and Duval. Kneel. gures, Religion and History. ing figure, io white marble, of Cardio

ANTRINE COYSEVOX. nal Berule, 1655. He is represented

Born 1640. as be died, repeating mass with great Equestrian statue of Louis XIV. for fervour. Two boys and a goat, at the States of Bretagne, 1682. Mau. Marli, 1640.

soleum of Cardinal Mazarine, the PIERRE FRANCHEVILLE.

rival of that by Girardon, above menBorn 1548.

tioned. There are three bronze fi. Statue of Henry IV. wilh bas reliefs gures of Fidelity, Prudence, and of the Battle of Ivry, in marble. Pour Abundance, of the proportion of six figures, representing the four quar. feet. Mausoleum of Colbert. Three ters of the globe, formerly at the groupes for the terrace of the gar. base of the equestrian statue of Henry den of the Thuilleries ; 1. A faun. IV. on the Pont Neuf (destroyed in 2. Hamadryad. 3. Flora, with Cupid 1792). David, the vanquisher of Go- or boy behind each of them. Two liab, 1580. Bust of John of Bologoa. groupes of winged horses, with Fame FRANCOIS ANGUIER.

and Mercury. Coysevox made a numBorn 1604-Died 1699.

ber of busts of Louis .. 1V. at different The four Cardinal Virtues on the periods of his life. He excelled in monument of H. Bourbon Condé. chiselling the immense perukes worn Justice and Temperance. Monument at that time. The bust of Prior is of Advocate Bignon. Bas-relief of now in Westminster Abbey. Justice at Moulins. Monument of

PIERRE LE PAUTRE. Henry, last Duke of Montmorenci, in

Born 1660-Died 1744. 1658. Koeeling figure of the Histo- Groupes of Æneas and Anchises, rian De Thou,

and of Pætus and Arria, in the garPIERRE PAUL PUGET.

dens of the Thuilleries. Born 1629-Died 1695.

NICHOLAS Coston. Statue of Milo, the celebrated ath

Born 1658--Died 1733. lela of Crotona, devoured by a lion, The Huplers' groupe, and the Vein the gardens at Versailles. It is of nus, in the same. The groupe in the white marble, nine feet high, 1682. gardens at Marli, emblematical of the The tradition coocerning him bas not junction of the rivero Marue aod Seine. GENT. MAR. June, Telp.

COR.

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