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at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street;

where LETTERS are particularly requested to be sent, POST-PAID.
And sold by J. HARRIS (Successor to Mrs. NEWBERY),
at the Corner of St. Paul's Church Yard, Ludgate Street;
and by PERTHES and BESSER, Hamburgh. 1917.



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'Tis thine, when every earthly comfort fails, Pointing to mansions fair above the skies

Where undisturb'd tranquillity prevails,
To bid us there expect a heavenly

A crown of joy, which shall for ever bloom;
A glorious robe, not subject to decay;
An everlasting life beyond the tomb,

Where pain shall cease, and tears be
wip'd away;-

If, rightly taught, by each afflictive stroke,
God's Wisdom infinite sees fit to deal
For our probation, we his aid invoke,
And, wounded, seek the medicine which
can heal.

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June 6, 1816.


A FRIEND TO ACCURACY informs "A Constant though young Reader," (see page 253 of the present Volume,) that he may find the Account of William Walker, of Darnal near Sheffield, which he wishes to see, in Gent. Mag. vol. XXXVII. (1767.) p. 548-9.

A Correspondent expresses his fears that the remarker on Eccles. Hist. (p. 323, 397, &c.) is no friend. He certainly, skilled," or not skilled, is an ample dealer "in legendary lore." If he continues to sail at large, not " with supreme dominion, in the desert fields of air," our Correspondent hopes, Mr. Urban will clip his wings, and save others the unwelcome trouble. Verbum sat.

The intelligence from Rugby (p. 442) is not quite correct. For Joseph M. Hamilton," read " Joseph Harriman Hamilton." Omit "H. Rogers ;" and for R. Churton," read, "Thomas Townson Churton and William Ralph Churton."

"The lines on Browne Willis (p. 446) may be seen in the Oxford Sausage, p. 158, but without a name. I suppose your Correspondent has some ground for "attributing" them to "Richard, Lord Viscount Cobham." In the third stanza "Spenser" should, no doubt, be "Chaucer," as it is in the Sausage. In stanza 1,"County town," for "Country town," and stanza 7, “Stript” for “Stept," are variations, of which perhaps the reader will prefer the former."


"Your Correspondent, p. 496, justly reprobates Boxing matches, offensive to

the public peace, and disgraceful to those
who, bearing titles which ought to dis-
tinguish them as fit for the company of
Gentlemen, choose to associate with the
very lowest and vilest, amongst the lowest
rank in society."
A. Z.

"In compliance with the wish of Mr.
Laurence (p. 517.) I have no scruple to
inform him, that the account of the Bar-
berry tree, p. 220, came from R. Chur-
ton, Rector of Middleton, near Banbury,
who does not however hold himself re-
sponsible for every letter with the signa-
ture of R. C. which has appeared in Mr.
Urban's pages. My Barberry is at pre-
sent in full health and vigour, with very
little fruit, but quite free from blight,
as are also my oats about 50 yards dis-
tant. With regard, however, to the
harmlessness of the Barberry, I cannot
but consider it as still a little doubtful,
influenced chiefly by the report which I
stated in a former volume. See Oct.
1815, p. 294."
R. C.

P. 511. 1. ult. The excellent Historian of Selborne was not "Vicar," but grandson of a former Vicar of both his names, who was instituted in 1681. See History of Selborne, p. 330.

"All your Correspondents must hope that your Leicestershire Friend is not near the end of his Tour.

"They have also to thank J.W. (p. 524.) for the account of Mr. Johnson; and to hope he will give you many more particulars of one so well deserving of public notice, and which he appears so well qualified to give." A. Z.





FTER having for Eighty-seven Years addressed our numerous Readers with a repetition of Thanks for their long-continued and unparalleled indulgence; —after referring them more particularly to our Prefaces for the last Thirty Years, in which our firm attachment to the best interests of our Country, our veneration for its Sovereign, and our respect for its equitable Laws, have uniformly been inculcated—we have only again to thank the many friendly Correspondents who contribute so liberally to support the credit of a Miscellany which has been honoured by the productions of men as justly famed for their virtues as for their talents. We cannot, however, close the present Address without sincerely congratulating the Country at large on the revival of Trade and Public Confidence. And this we shall do, in the words of a respectable Provincial Newspaper*; which, after enumerating several facts, demonstrating that our Commerce and Manufactures are evidently fast improving, thus spiritedly remonstrates with the Croakers:

"The renewal of the Suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act has been decided upon by the Legislature; and the measure has again been agreed to by as large majorities, in both Houses of Parliament, as it received on its first enactment; and we apprehend also with the approbation of a majority still larger of the reflecting and considerate part of the Nation. We have not yet seen one single argument advanced (though we have heard declamation and assertion enough) which shews that it is an act for the personal advantage or benefit of the Ministers. But we have heard from Ministers themselves, from such men as the Lord Chancellor, and the Earl of Liverpool, and from Statesmen in opposition likewise, from Lord Grenville in the Upper House, and from Mr. Bankes, Mr. Elliot, and Mr. Wilberforce, in the Lower House, that the measure in question was a grand National question, and is truly justified on the grounds of National necessity. As such, all good subjects will for a time submit to a wound of such severe infliction on the Constitution. But the Constitution of a State like ours is like the individuality of a man. It subsists through numerous subordinate changes. It grows from youth to age. It may improve, or it may decay, or decay may be produced under the name of improvement. Of all Constitutions now existing, ours is at once the most antient, has been the most slow in growth, and is the best knit and compacted together; but all its parts and principles do not require to be kept in motion at once. Some are capable of being suspended for a time; and their suspension may even contribute to the preservation of the general system. We had a Constitution before the Habeas Corpus Act existed; we retain it now that that Act is in abeyance; and we shall possess it when the Law is again put in force. It was, therefore, well said by Sir John Nicholl, in the course of the debate on this Bill, that "the Habeas Corpus Act is a Law by whose operation the people are secured from the oppressions of Power; and by whose occasional suspenFelix Farley's Bristol Juurual,

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