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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; Then, their sweet bridal bej t'adorn,

and, though modern improvements in 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 Essay begins is apparent: he eats, indeed, and laps not of any human attempt which bears indifference. His eyes have loft 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 trable armour of modern science; and, or two more, he refuses both meat and

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drink, shuns the society of other dogs, look the simple dictates of nature and
andis equally, after a short reconnoi common sense, to the discredit of our
tre, avoided by them. He now quits profession, and the loss 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 depen-
prevented by the smallest degree of dence on this fimple preservative-re-
attention; 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 ene:
with the utmost safety.

my. Those who want resolution to But as, notwithstanding every hu- attack the foe personally, will be man precaution, this terrible disease glad of a substitute. That fubftiis likely occasionally to prevail; we tute is a cupping-glass, or any other

fhall, perhaps, render an acceptable vessel that will answer the fame pur- service to our readers in general, by pose. If no furgeon 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 veffel, fix it tight over the continue to suck 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 wound 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 affare him, that it may be think not only an unnecessary, but a done without the least danger. My pernicious act of cruelty. 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 absorbed 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 sucked the wound, She heard me vein, after fuch absorption? willitnot fay it might be done with safety. The immediately shrink 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 effećtually prevented? girl, was somewhat extraordinary.

The wound being now wiped dry Seriously, I believe, that if this with lint or tow, let two 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 blistering platter 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 superciliouly to over, platter, raise the edge of it, and let

Let us

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

and Public Services, as a Senator and cæruleum fortius, P. L.melted together in a very gentle heat. Let a drachm

a Statesman, of the Right Honourable of mercurial ointment be rubbed into

Charles James Fox; one of his Ma. the fore-part of the legs of the pa

jesty's Principal Secretaries of State,

8vo. 6s. Debrett. tient every other night, and on the bolus,compored or three or four

grains Threwdry certible writer; and though,

HIS work is the a of Calomel, fix grains of Camphore, and a drachm of Conserve of Roses.

probably, few readers will give him full If any signs of salivation should ap- virtues, many may be induced to be

credit for his detail of Mr. Fox's private pear, it must be checked by a day or lieve that the gentleman in question is two's suspenfion, and a dose of Glauþer's salt

not quite so bad as has been represent. : 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 fatal poison, whose constitution is at

that can be expected on such an occasion. that time disposed for such infection, tion in the same stile and manner, the

We shall be happy to see a Continua. and who has ignorantly depended on sea-bathing, or on any specific taken justice and propriety of which no one internally, will moft 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
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rous, and Satirical. 2 vols, 12mo, tle probability of recovery: I have, perhaps rather wantonly, advised intoxication; I am lill of opinion that it is an experiment worth trying that we have frequently noticed, in

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turning over booksellers cacan 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 poemstice confirmed by experience. Power. which have generally been, in reality, ful anti-spasmodics are certainly in the most infipid and contemptible ardicated.

tịcles contained in a long dull register, • 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- posleffes, 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. haps, his bookseller) has thought Such readers will necessarily ask, what proper to compliment it, then is to be done. Whilst the per In general, however, this novel fon bit is sucking the wound, let a is by no means deficient in good sense; spoonful of lard, or tallow, or fat of and, though we find noching Atriking, any 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 extra& may serve to the fat beentirely absorbed. Let him furnish fome idea of the author's huthen take his horse and ride leisurely morous and satirical talents, though

55. Lowndes.

we

we think he succeeds best in the sen- if he was fent 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 insisted upon it I should 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-Ms. Mittimus the clerk of the parish, Mr. Quirk an attorney--and myself. Your worship, I hope, remem

" As the business is transacted be si bers,” says Mr. Quirk, “ that fore dinner, Justice Guzzle called " the act of parliament for puniting for a dram by way of whet, and a “ 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 greafy,“ of acts of parliament: I am his Ma . wainscot-table, supported by his wor jesty's representative, and ihall do fhipful brethren, and Mr. Mittimus

justice." 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 frost. The fact being sworn to pofiwas 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 met 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 state dered his huntsman that morning to the case. hang for choaking feep, 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 nalty, 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

" this matter.

The case was this; all to attend the justices, that no le John took his gun in the laft frost, nity might be thewn to the offender. and went to the river to foot 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 worsips, that wild. • Mr. Quirk was. very urgenti to

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

" laws. * The honest labourer pleaded that, " The bird in question-- I will not

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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.

She

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