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For, to us, they seem to intimate, as if the earth both heated, swand enlightned itfelf.

i dguard olla tud asiimtix9 sdi og The poem concludes with that old, and often refuted, objection to Divine Wisdom, the immense quantity of water in our globe. His anfwer enumerates many of the advantages derived to man from this seeming superabundance of chat element. This was a glorious theme for a poetical imagination. What fine things might not have been said on the Rainbow, the Clouds, and Ri

vers ? but the Reader will be disappointed who expects to find Barthe Speciofa Miracula in our Author's performance which, upon

the whole, is even less replete with Poetry, than with Argument.

22, XVIII. The Mirrour. A Comedy. In three Acts. With the Author's Life, and an Account of the Alterations. 8vo. ts. Scott. TOMUS : 211 * The Author, whose life is here given, and from whole writings the Mirrour is now taken, is Thomas Randolph, A.M. and

Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; a Gentleman no less -qoeminent for his wit chan his learning. He lived about the be

ginning of the last century, and if Fate had prolonged his days, The would probably have equalled any of his cotemporaries in the tis Vis Comica, as he cercainly furpassed most of them in the variety, gniand fmoothness of his-versification. We always read the Muses

Looking-Glass (forfo Randolph intitled his Comedy), with satis- D fa&tion. It is an Ethic Drama ; wherein the opposite extremes nn of several virtues, exemplified in the most extravagant charac36 ters, are brought upon the stage. We do not, however, pretend o to say, that such allegorical exhibitions are proper subjects for

the comic Muse. Randolph has introduced into his scenes the extremes of Courtesy, Fortitude, Temperance, Liberality, Magnificence,

Truth, Cleanliness, Modesty, Jaftice, and Urbanity, under Greek names expreffive of those vices; Cotax, or the Flatterer, with great propriety, making one person in every scene.

From these the Editor of the Mirrour has only selected the extremes sis of Courtesy, Fortitude. Temperance, Magnanimity, Meekness, y Truth, and Juftice, tho' some of the others afford as much

truth of character, and from their familiar pature, as well as from the wit which Randolph has bestowed on them, seem equally appropriated to the lock. Besides, in the Looking Glass there

are two of the narrow-fouľå Enchufiafts of those days, who inqsa boothbrus orell soud 2151ud i wolle ylibas1.swidt 30 Mr. Cibber, in bis Lives of the Poets, as well as this Editor, says, that he died in his 29th year; but in the frontispiece of the edi. tion of his Works, published by his brother, Robert Randolph of Christ-church college, our Poet is said to have died in the z7ch year of his age; a circumstance shac does honour to Mr. Randolph's memory; when we confider the merit of his writings, and the youth of the writer,

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having the Players for their customers, are, on this considerations chiefly prevailed upon, though with great difficulty, to fit the play out. Instead of these persons, who from their cant, and peculiar obfervations, are not a little diverting, our Author has introduced one, whom he calls a Gentleman; yet who, in the firstzscene, is injudiciously made to adopt some of the sentiments of one of Randolph's Saints. Moreover, this Gentleman goes off with the first act, and never appears again; whereas Randolph's Fanaticks every now and then entertain the Reader with fore of their precife jargon; and, in the last scene, are made converts to the entertainment of the Drama. This, indeed, is paying too great a compliment to the Muses Looking Glass; had the Poet racher represented them when the curtain drop

ped, oas more disgusted at the stage, on account of its moral exhibitions, (for Enthusiasts were always foes to morality) it would have been much more in character. 1. By what our Author has omitted of Randolph's, and the very little he has added of his own, the five acts of the originalråre fhrunk to three in the alteration. A good Critic has, indeed, rob-ferved, that though the number of acts is limited, by the antients, to five, yet, there is nothing in the nature of things to hinder the Dramatic Poet from reducing their number. The only fenfible rule in this case, is, that the work be a compleat and regular whole ;, and of length sufficient to entertain an audi. ence for an eveninges But whether, either the Mufes Looking Glass, or the Mirrour, would answer this end, those who preside at the theatrical helm are to determine; at the fame time permit us to say, that such moral scenes are more worthy to be revived than the gross and unnatural exhibitions of the Humorous Lieutenant.

207 1 ADDENDA to the POLITICAL. XIX. A further Address to the Public. Containing genuine copies of all the letters which passed between A-B-, and the Sry of the A -ty; from the time of his fufpension, to the 25th of O&tober last, &c. 8vo. i s. Lacy, &c. 9. In behalf of the Admiral; complaining of ill usage, particularly

since his confinement. "XX." A modest Remonstrance to the Public. Occafioned by the number of papers and pamphlets published about Admiral

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ALFRED, King of England, cha.
BDICATION, how it may racterized, 583.
destroy hereditary fuccef- ALGEBRA, encomium on, and

ftudy of, recommended, 501.
ABSTRACTION, what, 57. ALLIANCES, foreign, infuffi.
ABUFFODE, mountains of, proofs ciently considered, 259.
of the deluge, 486.

Alps, Pope's fimile of, vindicat-
ABYSS, central, hypothefis con ed, 54. Whether the thought
cerning, 593-589.

was not borrowed from Drum-
Addison, his jealousy of Pope's

poetical merit, 56. Remarks AMERICA, an attempt to vindia

upon his writings, 66–69. cate the conduct of the late
ADDRESSES to the throne, vin Ministry, in regard to, 296.
dicated from the charge of be ANACHARSIS, observation of to
ing unconftitutional, 518. Or Solon, 669.
indecent; srg. Shewn to be ANNUITIBS for lives, scheme to
neceffary, 520:

ascertain the value of, 370
Ætna, an eruption of, 3742

372.44
ÆTHER, Newton's account of, ANTIMONIAL wine, an instance
466. Its exiftence proved, 467: * of uncommon effects of, 391.

The fame with electricity, ib. ANTINOE, now called Abade,
AMILTUS, the Roman General, some account of, 485. Abounds

his bravery at the battle of with antiquities, ibid.

Cannæ, 665. His death, ibid. ARABS, often dangerous to curi-
Air; anatomical directions for ous travellers, 257. Theirman-
> proving the non-exiftence of ner of living, and form of go-
in the thorax, 392, seq.

vernment, in Egypt, 359-361.
Aix, city of, and country round, Malice and superstition of, in
some account of, 458.

destroying antique monuments,
ALEXANDER, tomb of, not at 492.

prefent discoverable, 349. ARGUMENTS, the same used by
ALEXANDRIA;engairy concern the Hutchinsonians to defend,

ing, 2 49.- Antient description as by. Infidels to overthrow,
of, and curiofities found near, Christianity, 80.
344, seq. Whether sprung from ARIANISM, what, and how pre-
the ruins of Memphis, 347 valent, 570, 572.
Modern, described, 349, leq. ARITHMETICIANS, political, apt
Impofts on ftrangers, 350. By to assume uncertain data, 369.
whoni inhabited, 351;

Ass, fondling upon his matter,
ALEPPO, 'character of, by the fable of, applied to a late poe-
Arabians, 135. Description of, tical address to Mr. Secretary
136-140. Inhabitants, num-

Pitt, 653
ber, dress, and manner of liv- ASTRONOMICAL observations,
ing, 142-144. Very ignorant advantage of taking the mean
in literature, 145. Ceremonies

of a number of, 279.
observed in marriages and bu. AsTRONOMY, ftudy of, enlarges
rials there, ibid.-146.2 the mind, 236.

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184. Of credit, not to be rafhly SOPAS.count of his writings,

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CANNÆ,

ATHANASIUS, censure of, 81. On Books, without experience, of
what account, {ce CHRYSO little avail in furgery, 514.

BOWER, Archibald, his account
ATHENIA'NS, how enslaved, 271. of his escape from Macerata,
Their inatteption to affairs, by an

an improbable and inconfiftent
267, feq. Their venality, 269. tale, 91. The letters said to be

Their luxury, 270, leq, written by him to Father Shel-
ATMOSPHERE,

horizontal, cause don, denied by him upon bath,
of the colour of the clouds at 92. His affidavit, sworn in the
fun rifing and sun-setting, 384,

to vindicate his
nary sent into Britain, bis con conduct, 311.

IOA 2100
duct and success, 573, seq, Bridges, antient, in Egypt, deg
AUTHORS, instances of some hav fcription of, 257

to do
ing excelled in more than one British church, its independen-
fpecies of writing, 43, feq. cy on the fee of Rome affert
Ought not to depend on a ed, 571. Seized upon as an
friend's opinion of their works, appendage, 574

more o

Marcus Marinus,
charged

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.da 1000 STD
AZORA, fuperior of a convent of BROWN, Dr. William, negligent

learned ladies, in the wilds of in his arithmetical calculations,
Stanmore, described, 6oo. 35-39, Notes. Cenfured for
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injustice, 344

Wass DS 18DS
BALLANCE of Power, absolutely Buncle, John, his character,

necessary to be kept up.io Eu боз, feg.info и язур
rope, 212, seq. No new pro. BURCOTT LODGE, the abode of
ject, but as old as Q.Elizabeth's a fociety of learned ladies, or
time, at the lealt, 214,

proteftant nunnery, described,
BAROMETER, cause of rising and 599, seq.
falling, 366.

BUXTORFS, their concordance,
BATHING, warm, practised by character of, 23. Errors in, rec-

the ancients in critical diseases, tified by Mr. Taylor, ibid.

204Recommended by some Byng, Admiral, instructions to,
as moderns, ibid.

297. Letter from, to the Se-
BATTLE of the Bridges, see Posa. cretary of the Admiralty, 419,
Bede, characterised, 583. feq. Vindication of, ibid.
BENTLEY, a rough criticiser of
za Milton, 654. And no poet, ib.

с
Bishop of London preaches from Camels, manner of their palling

a horse.litter, 580, seq. A Bi rivers with loads, 496.

Shop esteemed equal'to a King, CAIRO, situation of, 354. De-
2,3581. Bithops direct the con scription of, and curiofities in,
duct of the judges, 584,

355-358.
BLEEDING, absurd directions for, CALASSIO's Concordance, where-
***423 1942

in faulty, 23
BOLINGBROKE, Lord, an enemy

battle

at,

662-666.
to natural religion, &ą. Cen Canon, of the New Testament,
fured, 175

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ed, a good one, 147-1487 CHURCH, when it began torina
zen Observations upon it, ib. corporate with the fate, 581.
CANONIZATION of a Saint at Parish churches, when, and how
to Rome, vast expence of, 618. erected, 582.oil SUATUINTA
CARDINALS, ceremony observed Civil Liberty, what, 226. How
in the Consistory, at Rome, at

fecured, 227,

pol po
sls their promotion, 618. Rank of Civil Power, how limited, 221,
ad not in the same estimation now

18 224, 226, 236. Whe
opas formerly, 620.

to

ther a state may deliver up to
CARNIVAL, at Florence, descrip the enemy one of its innocent
tion of, 461
Bubnog

members, 230,--232. TauA
CARTHUSIA N Monks, some ac- "CLOUDS, colours of, accounted

catsoa bate us
count of their establishment,

sor, 384
asand manner of living, 457, CNE Pn, explanation of that word,
CATECHISM, the Assembly's, 455,

Note.
faid to have contributed great- COCHINEAL Meftique, whence

ly to promote the cause of infi procured, and how prepared,
peu delity, 315.

623, Note. laico Bras
Caro, Addison's tragedy of, cri- Codicil, what it is, and wherein
ticism upon, 66.

it differs from a testament, as
CaruLLUS, his Atys, praised, also how it may become equi-
Ren077aly Ispodina aid

la valent to it, 13, 14:
CAVALRY,

and infantry, of mu- COIN, base, how detected, 534.
cual advantage to each other, COLEWORT, the filver-like ap-
(198405. cité andar
Caverns, remarkable in Egypt,

,
to 31486.3900

382, seq.
CHAIN, weight of the links

links of, Colic, useful premonitions 3-
bsd not !
fufficient to

to bring them in gainst the use of spirituous K-
to contact, 47o.pt.

bra quors, and carminatives in,
CHAMELION, description of, 395, feq.

SMOSATE
-392 34.70 A native of Africa, ib. COLOSSAL Figures, description

CHARR Fit, in Wales, some ac ya of two found near the Nile,
ja count of, 375 dbA
-- CHERUB, meaning of that word,

word, COLOURING, one of the most
ep 28, seq. bA sho

effential branches of painting,
Earl of, his excel 164. Requisites for an Author
lent speech against licencing the

1016

in treating on that subje&, ib.
stage, where to be met with, di

and 282.

COLOURS, that the Antients pair-
Chinese language, how confi mo

o red all their pi&tures with four
-30. tuted and formed, 110. only, shewn to be a mistake,
CHOCOLATE, its culture and af 167. Variety of earths and mi-
manufacture, 337-340.

nerals afed as colours, in the
- CHRISTIANITY, when, and by time of Theophrastus, 169. Re-

whom, first planted in England, to flected by the clouds at sun-ri-
do 569, seq.is skisch

sing, and sun-setting, account-
CHRYSOSTOM, a marriage-ha for, 384.
-vişas ter, a monkery lover, and a Comer expected in 1757, ae-
vbs martyr-worshipper, 81. count of, 380.

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