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ANTISTROPHE.

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Her once in Pelion's rustling vales,

enscenced in the brazen helmet of His loose locks streaming to the wanton gales, conscious fuperiority, rushes into the Apollo seiz'd; and thence convey'd

peaceful cemetary where ancient meTo Libya's pastur'd plains, and cultur'd fields,

dical writers are deposited, and cuts High on his golden car the huntress maid; To the lov'd Fair those blooming regions yields;

the more recent carcases of poor Fixes her seat in that delightful land,

Dr. Mead, and Dr. James, with as A third of Earth's firm globe beneath her soft much professional apathy as if he were command.

a member of the Corporation!

But, to be serious, on a very serious & Silver-sandal'd Venus there

Subject: Dr. Berkenhout has certainHer hand with courteous grace addrest,

ly dealt rather hardly with men to And lightly touch'd the heav'n-wrought car,

whom mankind are largely indebted; Proud to receive her Delian gueft;

and, though modern improvements in Then, their sweet bridal bej t'adorn, Sent Modesty, soft-blushing like the morn; anatomy and chemistry have enabled Thus to the god his virgin bride,

him to attack them on advantageous From wide-commanding Hypseus sprung, affied. ground, the brave man should always He, from the monarch of the main

treat those from whose refiftance he can The second in descent, illustrious name! Held o'er the haughty Lapithæ his reign:

have nothing to fear, with all possible Him in the vales of Pindus known to fame tenderness and humanity, A Naid, Nymph from Gaia sprung, of yore With this exception to his manner, Of her Penëus proud the fond Creusa bore.

Dr. Berkenhout is a' sensible and

manly writer : and we, in general, • Beneath his royal roof

agree with him as to the inefficacy of The fair Cyrene's opening bloom

the several medicines usually preThe monarch nurtur’d with a parent's pride. scribed for this terrible disease. PerHer nor the labours of the loom, While through the trembling woof

haps, however, he has not sufficiently The quick-returning shuttle learns to glide, examined the power of common salt Nor the rich pleasures of the feast

moistened with water or urine, and Amidst the female band, delight:

immediately applied to the wound, But the bright spear, the arrow wing’d for flight,

which we have reason to think has in And in the chace to pierce the savage beast; That safe through pastur'd mead and grove

many instances prevented the dread. Her father's herds in peace might rove:

ful effects of canine madness. | At morn's approach the seeks a short repose; As the prevention of a disease is in Sleep on her couch attends her willing eyes to close.' all cases to be preferred to the best re

medies, we shall give our readers the

usual symptoms which indicate apArt. III. An Essay on the Bite of a proaching madness in a dog; premi.

Mad Dog, in which the Claim to In- : fing, however, that these faithful fallibility of the principal Preserva- creatures are usually supposed to owe sive Remedies against the Hydropho- the fatal malady to extreme heat, bia is examined. By John Berken- want of water, and putrid animal hout, M.D. 8vo. Is. 6d. Bald. food. win.

In the first place, an evident dimi.

nution of his keen appetite for food HE author of this Effay begins is apparent: he eats, indeed, and laps not of any human attempt which bears indifference. His eyes have lost their a better resemblance to the knight usual luftre; he drops his ears and of La Mancha's attack on the wind- tail, and thews no signs of hilarity at mill, than that of combating vulgar the approach of his master; and his errors; of reafoning against received whole aspect exhibits a picture of meopinions,

lancholy, perfectly intelligible to He then mounts his Rosinante, those who are accustomed to observe armed at all points with the impene. this animal with attention. In a day urable armour of modern science; and, or two more, he refuses both meat and

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drink, suns the society of other dogs, look the simple di&tates of nature and and is equally, after a short reconnoi- common sense, to the discredit of our tre, avoided by them. He now quits profession, and the lofs of our pati. his habitation; runs forward, evident- ents. Art, chemistry, compounds, ly without having any thing in pur- and systems, are the hobby. horses of fuit; snaps at every animal that comes young physicians; and it is not till in his way; and, within forty-eight they have grown old in the profer. hours, dies convulsed. These symp- fion, that they return to Nature and toms are so conftant and unequivo- Hippocrates. cal, that all danger might easily be • But, though I have great depenprevented by the smallest degree of dence on this imple preservative-reattention; and as, in the first stage of medy, we cannot be provided with the disorder, the animal has no pro- too many weapons, offensive and de. pensity to bite, he may be tied up fenfive, again it fo formidable an enewith the utmoft safety.

my. Those who want refolution to But as, notwithstanding every hu- attack the foe personally, will be man precaution, this terrible disease glad of a substitute. That substiis likely occasionally to prevail; we tute is a cupping-glass, or any other hall, perhaps, render an acceptable vessel that will answer the same

pur· service to our readers in general, by pose. If no surgeon be present, take extracting Dr. Berkenhout's mode of a pretty large piece of paper; twist cure, the practice of which we scruple it gently so that it may easily be not to recommend.

thrust into a narrow-mouthed jug; • The person bit must immediately light the paper well, and, having put apply his mouth to the wound, and it into the vessel, fix it tight over the continue to fuck it during ten mi- wound, and let it remain in that ponutes or a quarter of an hour, fre- sition till it may be easily taken off, quently spitting out, and washing his Repeat this operation three or four mouth after each time with water,

times. warm or cold, no matter which. If Ancient and modern writers on the woạnd be in a part of his body this subject have generally advised which he cannot reach with his mouth, fearing the wound with a hot iron; possibly he may prevail on some ra- partly with a design to destroy the poi, tional friend to do him this kind of- son, but particularly with an intenfice; especially when I assure him, tion to produce an ulcer. This I positively assure him, that it may be think not only an unnecessary, but a done without the least danger. My pernicious act of cruelty. Let us own son, then about eight years old, fuppose that a particle of the poison, in returning from school, was bit by fufficient to communicate the disease, a dog in the thigh. My eldest daugh.. is abforbed by a lymphatic vein, what ter, being informed of the accident, will be the effect of the application of without the least hesitation immedi- a red-hot iron to the extremity of that ately fucked the wound, She heard me vein, after fuch absorption? will it not fay it might be done with safety. The immediately skrink and shrivel? and dog was certainly not mad; but I re- will not the reduction of the poisonlate the story in justice to her affec- ous fomes, by any external applicationate intrepidity, which, in a young tion, be thus effeétually prevented? girl, was somewhat extraordinary. · The wound being now wiped dry

Seriously, I believe, that if this with lint or tow, let iwo drachms of fimple operation were immediately mercurial ointment be rubbed into it, and resolutely performed, no other and let the part be then covered by a remedy would be required. The best blittering plater somewhat longer medicines are often the most simple, than the wound. As soon as a bladder. and those which are nearest at hand. is perceived to have risen under the We are too apt superciliously to over- plaster, raise the edge of it, and let

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out the lymph; and, in order to keep it to the nearest apothecary, who will running, let it bedaily drefied during proceed as above directed. fourteen days or longer, with an ointment composed of equal parts of Em- Art. IV. History of the Political Life plaftrum veficatorium, and Unguentum

and Public Services, as a Senator and cæruleum fortius, P. L. melted together

a Statesman, of the Right Honourable in a very gentle heat. Let a drachm

Charles James Fox; one of his Ma. of mercurial ointment be rubbed into the fore-part of the legs of the pa

jefty's Principal Secretaries of State,

8vo. 6s. Debrett. tient every other night, and on the nights intervening let him take a bolus,composed of three or four grains THIS

work is the production of a

shrewd, sensible writer; and though, of Calomel, fix grains of Camphore, probably, few readers will give him full and a drachm of Conserve of Roses. Credit for his detail of Mr. Fox's private If any signs of salivation should ap- virtues, many may be induced to bepear, it must be checked by a day or lieve that the gentleman in question is ,

not quite so bad as has been representa: þer's falt.

* Every person who, from the bite ed. This, indeed, is carrying a mate. of a dog really mad, has received the rial point; and is, perhaps, the mot

that can be expected on fuch an occasion. fatal poison, whose conftitution is at that time disposed for such infection, tion in the same stile and manner,

We shall be happy to see a Continua.

the and who has ignorantly depended on justice and propriety of which no one fea-bathing, or on any specific taken internally, will most certainly, in the may be able to dispute. space of a few weeks, perceive symptoms of the approaching catastro- ART. V. Memoirs of the Manstein Fa, phe, called hydrophobia. In this stage mily: Pathetic, Sentimental, Humo. of the disease I fear there is very lit- roys, and Satirical. 2 vols, 12mo, tle probability of recovery. I have,

55. Lowndes. perhaps rather wantonly, advised intoxication; I am fillof opinion that we have frequently noticed, in can certainly do no harm. I remem- talogues, the titles of many curious ber somewhere to have read of opium, works, very modestly called, humorous in large doses, being successfully ad. tales-excellent romances---entertainministered; but I do

not find this prac- ing histories and delightful poems tice confirmed by experience. Power- which have generally been, in reality, ful anti-spasmodics are certainly in the most insipid and contemptible ardicated.

tịcles contained in a long dull regifter, • This may posibly be read by per- Though the work now before us is ons who live in the country, at some certainly not a contemptible one, it distance from an apothecary; and,con- pofleffes, in our opinion, too much fequently, in case of an accident, it mediocrity, to be entitled to the epimay be many hours before any mer- thets with which the author (or, percurial ointment can be procured. baps, his bookseller) has thought Such readers will necessarily ak, what proper to compliment it, then is to be done?-Whilst the per- In general, however, this novel son bit is fucking the wound, let a is by no means deficient in good sense; fpoonful of lard, or tallow, or fat of and, though we find noching strikingany kind, be melted, and immedi. ly new in the incidents, the morals ately, with the hand, rubbed into the inculcated are unexceptionable. part, continuing the operation until The following extract may serve to the fat be entirely abforbed. Let him furnish fome idea of the author's hu. then take his horse and ride leisurely morous and satirical talents, though

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we think he succeeds best in the fen- if he was sent to jail, his poor wife timental and pathetic,

and children, who fubfifted wholly • As I am now become, accord- on his wages, muft immediately.come ing to my uncle's phrase, a limb of to the parish; and, with regard to the the law, he infifted upon it I Thould penalty, he had never been worth five dine with him at the last justice-meet- pounds in all his life. ing at Hatherleigh, and see him in My uncle hated the severity of the the exercise of his magistrature. You game-laws. Had the fellow brought may suppose, I bowed consent. It was the hare to him, he would have given as droll a scene as, I think,could well him a shilling, and never asked how he be exhibited.

came by it. But, to oblige Mr. Range• The company consisted of Justice all, he ordered the man to be fined Manstein-Justice Guzzle-Justice, five shillings for the use of the poor Formal. Mr. Mittimus the clerk of the parish. Mr. Quirk an attorney-and myself. " Your worship, I hope, remem

As the business is transacted be- “ bers,” says Mr. Quirk, “ that fore dinner, Justice Guzzle called " the act of parliament for punishing for a dram by way of whet, and a or these offences, says five pounds. tankard of ale to stay his stomach. Pr’ythee,” says my uncle, look

My uncle, as senior jutice, filled ing at him indignant, “don't tell me the elbow-chair at the top of a greasy. “ of acts of parliament: I am his Mawainscot-table, supported by his wor- jesty's representative, and thall de fhipful brethren, and Mr. Mittimus jaftice." at the bottom, opposite to him, • The next person produced, was

· The first warrant returned had a man charged with killing a farmer's . been served on a poor labourer, who goose in the river during the hard had a wife and seven children. He Eroit. The fact being sworn to posiwas mowing, and accidently struck tively, the culprit was called upon his scythe into a hare. As he was for his defence. carrying it home at night, he was “ An please your worships,” said unfortunately męt by Mr. Rangeall's he, looking down on the ground, and game-keeper: he seized the man and turning his hat with one hand upon the hare, and brought them to the the other, “ I am nothing of a talker; hall, where Mr. Rangeall stormed “ but Mr. Quirk says my case is and swore that such scoundrel poach- good, if your worships will be pleafing fellows deserved a halter more ed to let him speak for me." than Rockwood, whom he had or- • Mr. Quirk was permitted to {tate dered his huntsman that morning. to the case. hang for choaking theep, and damn An please your worships,” said the dog, he would do for him. Mr. Quirk, stretching forth his left

They took the hare away from the leg, and laying his hand on the table, poor fellow; and the game-keeper was in an erect attitude, to give an air of instantly dispatched to lay an infor- dignity to a figure rather diminutive; mation against him, and levy the pe- " an please your worships, I think palty, or send him to jail.

" the prosecutor, to be sure, is a very • The game-keeper, the constable, " well-meaning and honeft man; but and the labourer, appeared. Mr. " he is, perhaps, a little mistaken in Quirk was employed by Mr. Range

66 this matter.

The case was this; all to attend the justices, that no le- John took his gun in the last frost, nity might be shewn to the offender. ço and went to the river to thoot wild.

The poor man's defence was fim, “ ducks. Now, I apprehend, in fub. ple, and truth on the face of it. “ mission to your worlhips, that wild. Mr. Quirk was very urgent; to

« ducks, and wild-geese, come not have the penalty levied, or the man “ under the protection of the gamecommitted to prison.

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« call it a goose-this bird, I say, “ Hold your tongue, you impu

was on the wing; John Thot, and “ dent gypsy!", cried Justice For“ unfortunately brought it down. mal, “ did not I catch you with him " How could he tell it came from the • behind the haystack, the very “ farmer's yard! from the moment evening my hay was carried? If

it quitted it's reclaimed quality of “ some punishment, Mr. Manftein, « anser domesticus*, from that mo- " is not inflicted on these jades, we «ment it became feræ naturæt, and " shall have more bastard-children 6 free for the first occupant. This, “ born in the parish than pigs. I « gentlemen, I take to be law. I hope you will order her mittimus « have made it my study." —He " for the house of correction, as hemmed, and looked important- " soon as she has lain in, and deter • But, an please your worships, ad. others, by such wholesome seve“ mitting the fact, that the bird in “ rities, from the like practices. " question actually was the property My uncle looked a little grave. “ of the farmer forinfecusi, there is a To be sure,” said he, “ Mr. For. «s misnomer in the charge, as I have « mal, the case is somewhat hard; sc evidence ready to prove, on oath, " but, to oblige your worship, I shall " that it was not a goose, but a gan

not refuse

my consent to put the “ der; and fæmina pro mass, muft, in « law in force, as I hope you will

any court of judicature, quash the oblige me on another occasion.“ indictment, and nonfuit the plain- What say you, Mr. Guzzle?" " tiff.”

With all my heart, Mr. Chair. «The justices looked very wise: man-I can't say I was hearken. they put their heads together; they “ ing to the case with all my heart agreed it was a difficult case, and did " -Gentlemen, here's to ye!” and not chufe to decide upon it. They gave the tankard a considerable ele, ordered the parties, therefore, to be vation. bound over to the next feffions. • The poor creature wept bitterly

The meeting closed with the ap- whilst her commitment was making pearance of a pretty innocent-look- out by Mr. Mittimus. It grieved me: ing wench, with a big belly. She I stepped out as the constable took seemed much confounded, and the her away; and, slipping a guinea into tears ran down her crimson cheeks her hand, bid her hold her.tongue, plentifully.

and not cry, and I would try if I “Here,you ftrumpet!” says Justice could not get John for her husband, Formal, « nothing but fornication notwithstanding the justice. goes forward, and the parishes are She was carried back to her

paa " loaded with bastards."

rish till she had lain in. I rode that “ An please your worships,” said way the next day; and, calling at the she, sobbing, " mine is no bastard; cottage where she dwelt, I asked if the for John always promised, and was sure John would marry her if the

was very willing, to marry me, if went to him. “ your worship had not prefied John Marry me! God bless

your

ho, « for a soldier the very night we " ņour! yes, to be sure; he never

were at the clerk's writing the meant no other." " banns, for fear that, as he was set- • John, I found, was quartered at “ tled in your worship’s parish, we Plymouth. I gave her five guineas, " and our family might some time bid her fay nothing, but march off as “ or other be burdensome: but, I'll soon as possible, and get married;

warrant your worships, John had when the might either follow him in « rather have worked his fingers to the service, or bring back the certifi. «« the bone, than let us want.” cate of her marriage to her friends, * Tame goose. + Of the wild kind, Out of doors. s Female for male.

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