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nufactures were establihed throughout and disastrous change was preparing to the kingdom, the public tranquillicy manifelt itself, which no 'human pruwould not be so fbamefully interrupted dence could have foreseen, nor precauby insurgents of different denomina- tion delayed. We were destined to tions, as it has been, and fill continues experience in its fullest extent, the to be, in so many parts of the kingdom, mutability of fortune, and the fragility The lower orders of the people ought of greatness ; to exhibit a leffon to our to be enlightened by a comprehensive own and to future times, that the fplenand liberal plan of education; affocia- dor and felicity of man, however solid tions for discountenancing vice, and the foundations on which they may propagating virtue, morality, and reli- seem to repose, are in the hands of a gion, should be formed throughout the Superior Being, who confers or witbkingdom, on a plan fimilar to that of draws them in an inftant. We are arthe Dublin association; the magiftracy rived at that awful and affecting period, of the kingdom, lhould, by their
exam- when the feelings of all those who fall ple, inculcate good morals, and by at- perufe these theets, will be deeply iniciention to their duty, and that of the rested. It is however, Deitber in our peace and happiness of the kingdom, plan, nor in our intention, to relate the fuppress the licentiousness
, intempe private hiftory of that extraordinary rance and turbulent dispositions of period; or to drag into open day, facts the lower orders of the community. and anecdotes, which, curious as they The poor should be encouraged by les- must appear to pofterity, are in every -fening of the rack rents which are fe- sense unfit for the perufal of the present vered
from the vitals of industry to fup- age. Sentiments of duty, delicacy, and port luxury, idle parade and wanton respect towards a prince inexpresfibly profufion. The immediate cultivator dear to his people towards a queen, Dhould possess an intereft in the foil, he who, fince the auspicious date of her contributes to fru&ify, and he then arrival in Great Britain, and in every Kould set about the cultivation of it relation of domestic life, has been exemwith chearfulness and alacrity. The plary and respectable-towards tbe ilwages of labour should be also increaf- luftrious perfon, on whom the fceptre ed, by which an additional incentive of George the Third, muft, in the ordiwould be added to induftry, and ruddy nary progress of human events, at fome health infused into the looks of our future period, devolve; even motives of present half.ftarved and emaciated pea- prudence, decorum and propriety arreft fantry. If these things were done, in. the pen, and induce us io draw the veil stead of condiving at, and fometimes of oblivion over so melancholy a focae. inciting the peasantry to murmur Suffice is to say, that the malady unagainst the parson and tithes, then der which his majesty bad fuffered, might we hope to see the country flou- during three months, and whose appear rith, and the noise of insurrection and ance bad hitherto feemed to battle all Sedition for ever banished the land." medical skill, gradually, but rapidly
In treating of the malady under subsided, fanity of mind and Atrength of which our gracious fovereign laboured, reason resumed their empire, and left no we are much pleased with his delicacy. Irace of temporary subversion. Time “ The sovereign was deservedly dear to confirmed the cure, and reftored to his every rank and order of his subjects, subjects, a prince rendered fupremely who united in regarding bim as their and peculiarly dear to them, by the refather and benefactor. The govern- cent prospect and apprehenfion of bis ment, beloved at home, was relpected loss--the demonstrations of national a broad; and the people, happy beyond joy far exceeded any recorded in the the example of former times, looked up British annals. Serenity and tranquilwith equal affection and veneration to lity, so long banished, resumed their wards the fource of these multiplied place, and foon effaced the recollection benefits. But in the midt of this flat- of a calamity, not more awful tering aspect of affairs, an unexpected and alarming in its appearance and
progress, than speedily and happily extinguished."
Anecdotes of Illuftrious and Extraordia When the author speaks of our pre nary Perfons, perhaps nob, generally sent constitution, he thus expreffes his sentiments : No system of governo meat can ever be practically reduced to (Continued from page 153.) theoretical perfection, but it is by comparison that we are to form an opinion -A Thing of Shreds and Patches of the imperfection or excellency of any
HAMLET. particular syftem. If we, by this standard, judge of our mode of government, it will appear demonftratively to have the preference over all others, of which THE following lines in a comedy of any information. It is that fyftem daughter of the celebrated M. Neckat, which the truly philofophic hiftorian, with great energy and spirit amplify the Tacitus, so much praises and admires, line of Mr. Pope's on the character of
but which he thought, on account of its Atoffa : à perfection, could never be eftablished.
Errors will, by lapse of time, creep into "Sick of herself thro' very selfishness.”, all human inftitutions, and it becomes the wisdom of parliament to rectify and “ Lorsque fur cette terre on fe fent dee amend them ; many of these have been
laiflée, lately reformed, and we may naturally Qu'on eft d'aucun objet la première conclude, that the virtue and perfeve pensée, rance of our senate will finish what is Lorsqu'on peut fouffrir, fure que les fill wanting to complete our govern
douleurs ment. Bui, is he a friend to his coun. D'aucum mortel jamais ne font couler wy, who would stimulate the populace les pleurs, to reform the conftitution by violence On fe disinteresse à la fin de foi même, and desperate innovation & Miserable On ceffe de s'aimer, f. quelqu'un ne and wretched would be the ftate of the nous aime, kingdom, were the rabies populi to Et d'infipides jours, l’un fur l'autre break loose ; the subverfion of all or.
entaffés, der, rapine, plunder and murder, Sa passent lentement, & font vîte effacési would be the immediate consequence ;
Sentiment Secret, Comedia together with an utter contempi of all
de Mad. de Stael. shings, human and divine! Loyalty to the sovereign, and attachment to the The following tranou may give conftitution, have ever been the charac: fome idea of the meaning at least of teristics of the Irish nation; although Madame de Stael's lines : many of the lower orders have lately been' seduced from their allegiance, by He who his being feels a void on earth, infatuated fanatical republicans, such To no kind thought in any mind gives as the misguided and frantic reformer, birih, O'Conner, who recently expiated his Who whilft his tears at his own mis'ries treason at Naas.”
flow, Throughout the whole progress of Procures no kind partaker of his woe, the work, the author seems to speak Each interest in himself at laft disfrom the conviAion of truth, without claims, being influenceu by either prejudice or And virtue's long vain fought-for por party. Therefore, it may reasonably tent flames; be presumed, that, Mullalla's View of (For e'en our very felves we cease to Ireland, will be read, as long as regard love, to hiftoric truth, and polished tyle, will When none for us a partial feeling dae held in estimation:
prove.) Hib. Mag. Marcb, 1796.
His days fucceed in one insipid pace,
nary man, that a friend of his, a man
ally, in the house of commons of Ire-
land, to combat with Mr. M. as a man' secommended very strongly to his friend of very fuperior talents ; for that if he Baretii
, to write ihe history of the lo'metimes got the better of him in arprinces of the house of Savoy; not on- gument, it was a matter of great
ho. jy as Baretti, who was a Piedmontese, pour to him. “ True, Sir," replied might be likely to get at more curious Quin ; “ but a man should not often in particulars relatiog to these enterprising his life jump from the monument.” fovereigns than most other persons ; but he thought the history of that race
RABELAIS. of princes particularly curious and inte This droll fays of the art of Phyfic, resting, and that it was besides, in our that it is properly enough compared language at least quite pew ground. by Hippocrates to a battle, and also to
Dr. Johnson was so great an enemy a farce, acted between three perfons, to ģefture and action in speaking and the patient, the doctor, and the diseases in reciting, that when a gentleman was The doctor, and the disease, however, once reading a new tragedy to him and risque nothing ; the risque is always a numerous assembly, and occasionally upon the patieni. made use of the motion of his hands to enforce particular parts, Johnson “ Hi cædunt, ille tantum vapulatur." . took hold of them, and told him that this would do nothing for his friend's In most other arts persons are conpiece.
tent to follow the advice of the profesa Such was Dr. Johnson's antipathy to fors. In that of medicine, though one a Democratical Whig, that when one of the most difficult, every one thinks of his very intimate friends was extol- he knows something. Owen, the epic ling as a model for a member of par. grammatist fays very well, liament, a high popular character, dately deceased," Johnson burst out into Fingunt fe cuncti medicos, Idiota, the extremeft fury of indignation.
Profanus ""Sir," said he, • is a little " Judæus, Monachus, Hiftrio, Rafor, dirty scoundrel, like the rest of his Anus."
The following paffage, extracted Each man in medicine plays his foolila from a letter of this great man to Miss part, Susan Thrale, fhould be inscribed in And thinks that he knows something the inftitutional books of every young
of that art ; person :-" Life, to be worthy of a ra- Priests, barbers, nay the Israelitish tribe, aonal being muft be always in progref- Buffoons, old women, how they all fron; we muft always propose to do more, prefcribe! or better, than in time paft : the mind (To be continued occafonally.) is enlarged and elevated by mere purposes, though they end as they begin, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the by airy contemplation : we compare Rev. Andrew Kippis, D.D.I.R.S. and judge, though we do not praciice.” and S. A. -To a celebrated leader of opposition, who was about to set out to canvass a borough, be said, on taking a heavis ANDREW KIPH3, an emineni
divine, and celebrated biographiof him, according to Mrs. Piozzi, cal writer, was born at Nottingham, “Sir, I wish you all that can be wilhed on the 28th of March, in the year 1725, you by an bonek man."
His father, Mr. Robert Kippis, a ref
pectable fill-hofier of that town, was a very high state of prosperity and re maternally descended from the Rev. putation; and it supplied the country Benjamin King, of Oakham, in Rut. with a great number of minifters, not bandshire, one of the minifters ejected less diftinguished by their usefulness as for nonconformity; and was the fe- preachers, than by their literary accond of the three surviving fons of Mr. quifitions and exemplary conduct. Mr. Andrew Kippis, of Sleaford, in the Kippis availed himself of the peculiar county of Lincoln, who died in 1748, advantages for improvement which he at the age of eighty-four. His mother, enjoyed in this academy; and his conAnne Ryther, was grand daughter of spicuous proficiency, and general de the Rev. John Ryther, who was eject. portment, conciliated the efteem and ed from the church of Ferriby, in York- attachment of his tutor; whom, in thire. The names of both his reverend return, he regarded with the greatest ancestors are recorded, and mentioned veneration and affection ; and to whofę with particular respect, in Dr. Cala- memory, in the sequel, he had the opmy's account of the Ministers ejected portunity of paying a tribute of gratiand filenced by the act of Uniformity, iude and respect, which did equal ho. is the reign of king Charles the se nour to his own talents as a writer, and cond.
to his excellence as a man. On the death of his father, in the When Mr. Kippis had completed year 1730, the subject of these memoirs, his course of five years at the academy, then about five years old, was placed he was invited to undertake the paftounder the care and protection of his ral care of a congregation of Protef.
grandfather at Sleaford. Here he tant Diflenters, at Dorchefter ; but · received his grammatical education ; to having, at the same time, received an
which he devoted his talents with such invitation to settle at Boston, in Lin-
ciety in Prince's ftreet, Weftminfter, In the year 2741, Mr. Kippis was laid the foundation of that celebrity admitted into the academy for the edu- which he aftewards acquired, and of cation of Protestant Ditienting Mini- the extenfive usefulnefs which diftinsters at Northampton, under the care guished his future life. In confequence of the Rev. Dr. Doodridge, whose of this, he was soon in'roduced into a admirable qualifications as a tutor, connexion with tht Presbyterian fund, and indefatigable labours as a theolo- to which his congregation had long gical writer, are universally known. been liberal contribators, and to the This inftitution was, at that time, in prosperity of which he was himself
afterward årdently devoted. In the 'that is not often to be met with in themonth of June 1764, he fucceeded Dr. ological controversies. Benson as a member of Dr. Williams' It may be here proper to observe, Truft; and this appointmeni, likewise, that, as an author, Dr. Kippis had afforded him an opportunity of being commenced his career in early life, as eminently useful. His connexion with many other young men have done, by che general body of Protestant Dissent contributing to the magazines of the ing Minifters, belonging to the citics time. He a frerwards occasionally wrote of London and Weftminster, and to the various articles in the Monthly Review, borough of Southwark, gave him fre- at an early period of its eftablithment, quent occafions to exercise his talents in concert with not a few learned genfor the honour and interest of the cause, tlemen, particularly the late Rev. Dr. to which, both by his sentiments and Gregory Sharpe, master of the Temple, profeffion, he was zealously attached.
and that eminent mathematician, the In 1763, Mr. Kippis succeeded the Rev. Mr. Ludlam, of Leicester. His Rev. Dr. Jennings, as claffical and articles were chiefly historical and thephilological tutor, at the academy in ological, with occasional strictures on Hoxton Town, then fupported by the works of general erudition*. His confunds of William Coward, Elg. In tributions to this Review contributed, 1967, the principal
and professors of no doubt, to perfect the peculiar talent the university of Edinburgh unani- which be pofieffed of analyzing the lamoully conferred upon him the degree bours, and appreciating the merits, of of Doctor in Divinity, on the unfoli- the most celebrated writers, and to cited recommendation of the late learn- qualify him more eminently fill for ed professor Robertson.
that great national undertaking, which In the year 1772, during the appli. bas exalted him to a high rank among cation of the Proteftant Diftenting the literati of this country, and will Minifters, for the enlargement of the carry down his name, with superior act of toleration, Dr. Kippis published luftre, to the latest pofterity. a valuable pamphles, entitled, ' A The publication to which we allude Vindication of the Protestant Diffent- was a new edition of the Biographia ing Ministers, with regard to the late Bricannica, enriched with many new application to parliament.' The fub- articles, and with confiderable addijeds of this vindication were the mat- tions to several of the former lives. ser, the manner, and the time of the In this great work, the comprehenapplication ; and it was intended as an fiveness and powers of his mind, the answer to a publication, ascribed to a correctness of his judgment, the vaft writer, who now fills a high station in extent of his information, his indefathe church. Before the conclusion of tigable researches, bis peculiar talent the year, a second dition of this
NO TE S. pamphlet appeared, with confiderable * He also furniched a periodical and very valuable additions. The ce- publication, called The Library, with lebrated dean. Tucker published an several very valuable papers ; and he answer to it, entitled,' Letters to the afterward laid the foundation of The Rev. Dr. Kippis, occafioned by his New Annual Regifter, and suggested treatise, entitled, A Vindication, &c.'. the improved plan upon which it is The subject in dispute was undoubted- conducied. The Hiftory of Knowledge, ly of great importance to religious li- Learning, and Tafte in Great Britain, berty, and was treated by Dr. Kippis, and the Account of the Domestic not only is a mafterly manaer, but, in and Foreign Literature of the Year, every respect, like a Chriftian Mini- were, at the commencement of the fter. It would be unjust, at the fame work, written by him. time, not to add, that the Letters of † The firft volume was published in the dean are written with a degree of 1778, the second in 1780, the third in candour, moderation, and politeness, 1784, the fourth in 1789, and the i: th