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turate Drawing of the most elegant Ladies Head Dresses that appeared at the Court at St. James's on the last Ball Night, which we bave caused to be engraved, to embellijb this Monib's Magazine.

An Account of the Life and Writings of Dr. course of it the author lamented that his ena John Yebb.

deavours to call the attention of youth to the

study of the scripture, had in some instances R.

Jebb, Dean of Cashell, by a fister of what might be expected from men born to the late General Gansell, and was first-cousin the enjoyment of civil and religious liberty. to Sir Richard Jebb, at present one of the That confidence however, he observed, with physicians extraordinary to his Majesty. He which the uprightness of his intention and was born about the year 1735 in Ireland, as the approbation of many worthy and learned it is supposed, in which kingdom it is like persons had inspired him, enabled him for a wife imagined he received the first rudiments time to persevere, regardless of the clamours of his education. At a proper age he was of his adversaries. But when he was informsent to Trinity College, Dublin, where he ed that a charge of the most invidious nacontinued two years, after which he came ture was folemnly urged in a manner which to England, and was placed at Peter-House, was likely to do him great service, he was Cambridge ; a college in which his uncle Dr. no longer able to refrain from attempting å Samuel Jebb, a very learned nonjuring phy: vindication of himself from those calamnics fician, and editor of Fryar Bacon's celebrat- with which the untempered zeal of some ed Opus Majus, had been educated. Here otherwise well disposed brethren had aspersed he continued several years with considerable his character. reputation, and took the degrees of Batche The circumstances here alluded to are too lor and Master of Arts. He also was chosen recent, personal, and unimportant to merit a Fellow of that fociety; and after having a detail ; we shall therefore proceed to obtaken orders was presented to the Rectory of serve, that on December 28, 1772, he Homersfield and Vicarage of Flixton, in the preached before the University of Cambridge diocese of Norwich. On the 21st of No- a fermon, which in the succeeding year he vember, 1963, he began to deliver a course published, under the title of " The Excelof theological lectures, which for some time lency of the Spirit of Benevolence, 8vo." were well attended and generally approved. dedicated to the ingenious youth who had

In the year 1970 he published "A Short honoured with their attendance the TheoloAccount of Theological Lectures now read- gical Lectures, then lately inftituted at Caming at Cambridge. To which is added, a bridge. He had a short time before pubnew Harmony of the Gospel, 4to.” This lished " A Letter to Sir William Meredith, work deferves much commendation. In the upon the Subject of Subscription to the LiHib. Mag. April, 1986.

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An Account of the Life and Writings of Dr. John Jebb. April turgy, and Thirty-nine Articles of the to lay me under any obligation to relinquish Church of England, 8vo.”

my present statiori. His publications by this time had shewn “'The author of the Confessional, my Lord, that he was not very firmly attached to the had convinced me of the unlawfulnels and inorthodox system, and contributed, it may be expediency of requiring a subscription to prefumed, to that opposition which he after- systematic articles - of faith and doctrine, wards met with in some pla of reformation from the teachers of the gospel in a Protelat Cambridge. He had oblerved at Dublini tant church. the importance of annual public examina “ My own observation in the University tions of those who received academical hø- of Cambridge further tended to satisfy me nours at that University, and therefore wish- with respect to the impropriety

of such a reed to introduce the same regulations into the quisition: and the vifible neglect of the study discipline of Cambridge. He accordingly of the scriptures in this age and country, published in 1773, “ Remarks on the pre- seemed in a great measure to be derived from fent Mode of Education in the University of that restraint of the exercise of private judg. Cambridge. To which is added, a Proposal ment, which is the unavoidable consequence for its Improvement, 8vo.” and made leve- of this unedifying impofition. ral attempts to have his proposals admitted. “ With these convictions it was impossible

These however were all rejected, and he in for me to decline engaging with those distinthe same year published “ A Constitution of guished friends of religious liberty, who afthe Narrative of Academical Proceedings, sociated for the purpose of soliciting for relative to the Proposal for the Establishment themselves and their brethren of the churchi of Annual Examinations in the University of of England, an exemption from the obliCambridge; with Observations upon the gation of declaring or fubscribing their asConduct of the Committee appointed by fent to any formulary of doctrine which Grace of the Senate on the sth of July should be proposed as explanatory of the 1773, vo." In the subsequent year he word of God. published “A Proposal for the Establish “ It appeared to me to be a fufficient reament of Public Examinations in the Uni- fon for luch application, that the doctrines versity of Cambridge, with occasional Re- contained in the 39 Articles being the deducmarks. 8vo."

Though still unsuccessful, tons of frail and fallible men, and expreffed he perfevered; and fo late as 1776 published in unscriptüral terms, were ellentially dif“ Ån Address to the Members of the Senate ferenced, in point of authority, from those of Cambridge, 8vo.” preparatory to an- holy scritures, to which we have professed an other effort, which in the end met with the absolute and unreserved submistion, as the faine fate as the former.

only rule of religious faith and practice; His doubts of the propriety of continuing and that tke requisition of assent to them was in the communion of a church which held eventually subversive of the right of private doctrines as he conceived repugnant to fcrip- judgment; a right on which every Protestant ture, at length determined him to quit it, and church was founded, and the exercise of relinquish the prefermenis he held. Accord- which our own church in particular, in one ingly in September 1775 he wrote the fol- of her terms of ordination, not only allows lowing letter to the Bishop of Norwich, pre- us, but enjoins. paratory to his refignation, which fully de “ It also appeared evident to me, that the faribing the ftate of his mind, we shah insert enquiry, whether or no the 39 Articles ex• at large.

press the genuine sense of fcripture, was a

question of a very different nature from that « MY LORD,

to which the petitioners invited the attention “ I think it proper to give you

this

of their brethren ;-that persons of the most

previous information, that I propofe to resign trine of the Articles, might unite in a decla

oppofite opinions, with respect to the docthe rectory of Homersfield and vicarage of ration, that every attempt to effect an uniFlixton into your Lordship’s hands upon the 29th or 30th of the present month.

formity of sentiment coneerning the fense of “ As the motives which induce me to em- feripture, by other means than the force of brace this resolution may poffibly be miscon- argument and rational conviction, was utftrue, it will not I trust be thought imper. terly unwarrantable, and bore too ftriking a tinent it I ftate them to your Lordsliip.

resemblance to that spirit of intolerance, « In the first place I think it necessary to · Antichristian Rome; and, lastly, that many

which forms the distinguishing character of allure your Lordship, that although I efteemed it to be my duty to take an active members of our church might be truly sensiripeiples maintained in that just remon- tribunal with a view of effecting an aboliti, part in the late petition of the clergy, the ble of the inexpediency of requiring this

subscription,--might addrets a competent france do not, in my apprehension, appear

on of the practico, and yet continue to hold

and

and to accept preferment, without violating quility. I am happy in finding it has an. the dictates of confeience, and with great fwered my expectation. Having resigned adrantage to the Chriftian cause.

my preferment, and with it having divefted " My objections, my Lord, to the ac- myself of the character of a Minister of the cepting and the holding of preferment in the Church of England, I have recovered that church of England, bear no relation to the serenity of mind, to whịch I had been long cause of the petitioning Clergy the rea- a stranger. fons which influenced me in the forming of On his separation from the Church, he the resolution now communicated to your joined in communion with the Rev. Mr. Lordihip, are entirely my own,

Lindfay, and immediately betook himself to After the most serious and dispassionate the study of Physic. He at one period had enquiry, I am persuaded, my Lord, from thoughts of adopting the Law for his prothe concurrent testimony of reason and re: feffion, and with that view entered himself velation, that the SUPREME Cause of all of one of the Inns of Court. After fome things ís, not merely in Eljence, but also in time, he determined to devote himself to the Perjor, ONE.

medical line ; and in pursuance of this resoBy the force of the same evidence I am lution, took the degree of Doctor of Physic, convinced, that this Almighty Power is the and engaged in the practice of it. only proper object of religion.

Ke also became an active member of the “The Liturgy of the church of England Constitutional Society, and from time to time is obviously founded upon the idea, that'in gave to the Public feveral fmall pieces difthe divine nature is a TRINITY of Persons, persed by that body. In 1782 he published to each of which every species of religious « A Letter to Sir Robert Bernard, 8vo." adoration is addressed, as well as such powers and in the same year, “ Select Cases of the afcribed as are the incommụnicable attributes Disorder commonly called the Paralysis of of God.

the lower Extremities, 8vo.” Under my persuasion of the erroneouf In 1784" he publîled “ Letters addressed ness of this doctrine, I cannot any longer to the Volunteers of Ireland, on the Subject with fatisfaction to myself officiate in the of a Parliamentary Reform, 8vo.” In this established service: and as I certainly can performance he lamented the defection of have no claim to the emoluments of my Mr. Fox from the public cause, and expofprofession, unless I am willing to perform tulated with him very energetically on his the duties of it, I therefore resign my pre- union with a party inimical to America-to ferment.

Ireland--to the real interests of 'Britain-to “But my Lord, although I find myself the sacred cause of civil and religious liberunder an obligation to relinquish my present tv-to the human species. Such was the Itation in the church of England, I do not Doctor's strong language. He adds, that when enounce the profession of a CHRISTIAN. he confidered his exertion in the cause of On the contrary, penetrated by the clearest freedom, he feemed to think the dark tranconvictions of the high importance and di- faction an illufion. “ Alas:” he cries, “it vine authority of the Gospel, I will labour was my lot to lament over him, while oto promote the advancement of scriptural theis surrounded him with congratulations." knowledge with increasing zeal; and will The coalition between Mr. Fox and Lord ever be ready to unite with heart and hand, North, Dr. Jebb always considered as injuriin any just and legal attempt to remove that ous to the interests of his country, and thereburden of Subscription to Human Formula-fore never could reconcile himself to it, or ries, which I efteem one of the most power to the principal parties in this unnatural uniful obstructions to its progress.”

He therefore declined all intercourie I am, &c.

J, J. with his late friend, and ever afterwards proAfter writing this letter he resigned his fefTed himself adverfe to his meafures. About livings, and in 1775 published “A fort this period Dr. Jebb's health began to be State of the Reasons for a late Resignation. undėttled, and after lingering a contiderable To which are added, Occalional Observati- time, he died on the 2d of March 1786, at els and a Letter to the Right Rev. the his house in Parliament-street. On the 9th Bishop of Norwich, 8vo." In the course he was interred at the Burying-Ground in of this Pamphlet he obferves, *** While I Bunhill-fields; his corpfe being attended by held preferment, it certainly was my duty the Duke of Richmond, and a Committee to officiate in the service of the church. - of the Constitutional Society, together with But

, conscious that my sentiments were dia. a numerous train of friends, many of whom thetrically opposite to her doctrines, respect- were of distinction. ing the object of devotion, 'the reading of The following character of Dr. Jebb is che le addresies was

attended with very great said to have been written by a celebrated (ifquiet. I therefore embraced that mea- Patriot.. fure which alone {cemed to promise me tran

“ Humanity, the brighteft diaden of

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The fingular Adventures of Monfeur de Jardin.

April, Heaven, found in Dr. Jebb's heart, a source “ In his political friendship he was mild, always unexhausted, tho' constantly flowing firm, and condescending though not convie in every channel, where nature in distress vial. He was attached particularly to Dr. called for the comfort of advice, the assistance Northcote, Mr. Williams, and Mr. Lofft; of a friend, or hand of benevolence.-Such he once had a great partiality for Mr. Fox, calls, even from a fellow-creature in rags,' but never could be prevailed on to forgive found the Doctor as anxious and as attentive, the Coalition, which he considered as a conas the vain man would be to solicit a title, federacy of intereft; and if juftifiable in one, and to accomplish such, bend, smile, or ea it might be fo on every occafiori, and the gerly embrace the arm of a Minister. people be never certain of the objects of

The humanity of the Man of Ross, whilst their confidence. A heart so truly devoted it is recorded, exalts not only the character to accomplish the prosperity of merit, and of the individual, but enriches the name of a so anxious to see both good men rewarded, kingdom. The amiable qualities of that as well as excellent measures promoted, could good man were inherited by the Doctor as a not but be continually stabbed to the foul by sacred patrimony which he distributed among seeing the reverse of the medallion. Such his fellow-creatures ; and as a faithful guare frequent mortifications preyed on his health, dian of human nature, when he could not and the exertions he made to promote the remove diftress, he consoled the sufferer ; good of his country, wore out his conftituand often when bis purse was unable to anni- tion, and deprived mankind of a friend and hilate poverty, ftill his benevolence never ornament. His attention to the happiness of ceased to lepen the sting of it. Though Dr. others made him neglect his own intereft, at Jebb had in his manners the meeknels of a least in a worldly senfe ; but the same good child, yet the spirit of a lion was manifested God who gave him such disinterested virtues, in his political conduct. As he was always has the power to reward them in a more ex. disinterested, he was constantly firm in the alted ftation, to which they cannot fail to

support of every measure which could add lead him, and where alone so good and valu✓ fupport to liberty, or strength to a conftitu- able a citizen can receive justice.'

tution to which he was a sincere friend, and The Singular Adventurts of Manfieur de if from zeal to cherish whatever carried happiness of

Fardın.

TIE Count de Montalto sent Monsieur ous character of a Roman, the Doctor has irrefutable claims to that of an English Patriot. Naples, with five hundred pistoles, to buy His expanded soul would not be confined to hories; and being arrived there, as he was the narrow pedantic rules of a cloister, and standing the next evening in the gate of the he therefore quitted the gown, and from a inn, throwing his purse of gold from one conscientious regard to truth, which he disco. hand to the other, he was observed by a vered by the light of experience, he changed young courtezan, who wanted neither wit his profession, from reasons which he public- nor beauty. The next morning the fent one Jy gave; and though they might not con of her spies, privately, to inquire who the vince others, they assuredly guided him in object of her attention was, his business, and the choice he made. As a political man, what other circumstances related to him, or the Doctor never courted any Minister what- could be of advantage to her design. Being ever, ner would he ever accept a favour to informed of particulars whereon to found leffen his free agency. To erablith a more her piot, Me dispatched one of her 'emillaequal representation was one of the inoftries, a cunning gipsey, to acquaint him, leading objects of his heart; and he endea- that a lady of quality, and a relation of his, voured in the newspapers to communicate intreated the favour of a visit. The crafty every information by which he could instruct decoy hovered at a distance till De Jardin the people, that by the nature of the confti- came oui, w'ho, as was his custom, itanding tution, the rights of election ought not to be at the gate alone, the, with a modesty as hartered by the venal, or oppreffuri hy the counterfeit as her innocence, akked if Monfamilies of power. His next favourite ob- fienr De Jardin was within ; “ Yes, (weet ject was the establishing a law, in conformi- girl," fwyshe, “ I am the perfon.": ty to the boasted notion of English freedom, “ Signior, says the, my lady commands me to prevent a creditor from claiming the liber- to let you know, it has the honour to be tv and perion of a fellow-creature for life, rciated to you ; and if it is not too great a if his fortune Thould be by chance, or even condescension, she begs you would spare indiferttion, unable to pay his debts. Ile half an hour from your more important afwas fond of employing his pen in the service fairs, and befow it upon ker.” De Jardin of the people, and did not blush to own, that was not much furprited at fo obliging an he often wrote in the public papers, which invitation ; for though he knew of none of dit reipecteei as the centinels of liberty, his selations, who either bore the title of

lady,

you are

lady, or even lived in Naples, yet presum- closet adjoining. His bufiness requiring ing on the comeliness of his person and good hafte, he boldly ftepped in : a loose board, mien, he imagined it was some person of which lay fo, purposely, fell in, and down quality who was enamoured of him, and he fell to the bottom of the privy. As soon with this pretence courted an opportunity to as he had recovered from the fright, (for discover her paffion. “ Madam,” fays he, hurt he received none, except from what “ I could with myself worthy fo great á was transacting above) he cried out for bleffing as I now receive, and fince a ready help ; but nobody answered though he heard fubmillion to your lady's commands is the his kinswoman's voice very merry above: beft proof I can give of my zeal and affec- they were too busy in ransacking his pocktion to her service, I will this minute pay ets, where they found the prize they wantmy respects to her." De Jardin, without ed. In this distress, he discovered a wall going to his lodging, went directly with his which communicated with the street; this guidē, who led him through several cross he endeavoured to scale, but with repeated Itreets and bye-ways, till they came to the dips mired himself over head and cars. At house, which in the front appeared fair and lat, however, he succeeded, and found seputable. At the door a person attended, himself in the middle of the street. By the who conducted De Jardin into a room richo light of the moon he guessed at the house, ly furnished, both for pleafure and fate. and rung so loud a peal at the door, that a As foon as the lady was informed De Jar- grim fellow opened a window, and asked din was below, the defcended with a portly what drunken knave gave that unmanneriy and majestic grace, which, left it should alarm., “ I am.," lays he, “ the lady's ftrike too great an awe upon her kinsman, cousin."" Sirrah,” says he, “ fhe sweetened with an affectionate familias a lyar; I know no such a person. Be gone sity and respect. The wily courtezan spread in time, or you will too late repent this her net so well, that his dull eye could not faucy affront.” The approach of the watch discover the leaft deception. She displayed at this instant forced De Jardin to break off his pedigree with fo much artifice, that his the dialogue, and secure himfelf. As he obfcure family was now derived from one was looking for a place of Shelter, he spied of the noblest houses in Italy, of which the an open bulk, where in the day time a cobhad the honour to be no inconsiderable ler and a herbwoman kept their shop. Inbranch; all which his pride and folly easily to this he crept as far as he could, to concredited. Variety of discourse, with mu- ceal himself till the watch was gone by.-tual congratulations for so happy an inter- Three fellows, who that night defigned to view, had now spent a good part of the rub the tomb of a cardinal, who had lately evening, when the lady was whispered to been buried in the great church, having hid that supper was ready.' She ordered it to their tools in this bulk, now came for them. be bronght in; and though it was splendid De Jardin hearing men talk, lay close; but and elegant, the courteously pretended to one of them groping for the implements, excuse it, as not good enough for fo wor and often complaining of a horrible smell, thy a gueft

. Supper being over, De Jardin at last catched De Jardin by the leg. The recollecting it grew late, and that he was a surprize was equal on both sides ; however ftranger to the Itreets, was ready with a long the fellow bad the courage to pull him out, harangue of thanks to take leave of so ho- and fee what sort of a creature lay concealnourable a kinfwoman: a profufion of com- ed there. De Jardin's shirt was so offenpliments were mutually exchanged; when, five, that they forced him to strip; for contaking him by the hand, “ Nay, cousin,” sidering he might be of use to them in their

though I am sensible your recep. prefent design, and had poffibly overheard tion has not been equal to your merit, yet I fome of their discourse, they compelled him

my house can afford you het to go along with them. Notwithstanding ter accommodations than your inn ; and if he was now as naked as he was born, yet you rob me of your company to-night, you the filth was thick crusted on his flesh, and have not that esteem for me Í am fo ambiti- the smell fo noisome they could not endure ous of." De Jardin, whofe better genius it. For this one of them thought of a prowas absent, accepted the invitation : it foon per remedy; hard by there was a deep well, grew bed-time, and De Jardin was attend- with a long chain and a bucket at the end of ed to his apartment by the lady and two of it: hither they brought De Jardin, and put her servants, who, after a folemn good him into the bucket; and let him down innight, withdrew. As he was stepping into to the well, and told him as foon as he had bed, the wine he had drank began to rum- washed himself clean, he muft shake the ble in his ftomach, for it had been

physi- chain and they would draw him up. While cally prepared for that purpose ; he there they ftaid for De Jardin, the watch came to fore akked one of the fervants for a necesiary refresh themselves with water, the night beconvenience, and was directed into a little ing fultry, and that the only beverage that

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