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dent research, his keen acumen, his Julian advanced.- Sir,' said he ready ingenuity. Fortunately; a modestly, my master is not to blame man's own word is now taken on '- bave been loitering.' these points; and I am sure, of what- · You are an idle rogue, then,' ever metal the age may in other re- said Albano, coming forward, and I spects be composed, this is the golden shall complain to your master of you. age of authors. I remember I was • It was of consequence to me to get broaching this opinion the other even- • those colours to finish my piece by ing in company, when a young lady, day-light.' who sat at my right hand, turned sud- “Albano would probably have dedenly round upon me, and with a very scanted longer on the atrociousness siguificant look, said, Brass highly of Julian's conduct, but that the eyes • polish'd resembles gold.” pp. 8-10.' of the lad were fixed most attentively
The materials of this work are on a painting which rested against the mingled with a whimsical variety. A wall. few literary and moral essays occur, • What are you gazing at,' said on consposition, education, time, &c. Albano in a gentler tone.' intermixed with critiques, letters, I never saw any thing so beautales, romances, and short effusions tiful,' replied Julian, .except the sun of the muse; the author generally to-night as it was setting behind alming to unite a moral tendency • Wood-Hill.' with a inanner light and entertaining, • Did you stop to look at that?" and adapted to please the numerous asked Albano with a smile. relatives of the Saunter family. Of Yes,' replied the lad, • I could his style and talents we shall give two not help it. or three short specimens, in the fol. • Come up with me, then,' said luwing extracts
Albano. “ Julian was the son of a mechanic “Julian tripped after Albano, and in a populous town; and as soon as beheld with a delight he could find no he could guide the awl, was kept words to express, a number of fine bard to work in his father's shop, paintings, some by Albano, and some mending the soles of all the pedes. by the best masters.--He was all eye: trians in the town. Julian disliked and though he scarcely spoke three cobbling very inuch, and confinement words, he received half-a-erown from still more ; but he stuck to the last, Albano, and went home happier than only now and then making a holiday be had ever been before! He played with some other boys, for which he truant no more. Having made up never failed to be rewarded with a good parcels for Albano at different times, drabbing -At length his father died; he took small quantities of the difand Julian, who was yet too young to ferent colours, and at every leisure set up as a maker and mender of soles half minute, flew to his garret to on bis own account, was taken as grind, to arrange, to view bis treasures. shop-boy by an oilman within a few “ In time he was again sent to Aldoors of his father's stall. As he had bano. He had not now loitered by Dow frequently parcels to carry to the way; on the contrary, he was different parts of the town, he very breathless with the haste he had made. mach preferred his new way of life; He begged to be permitted to take and not seldom did he loiter on his the parcel up stairs himself. The old errands to lengthen his enjoyments of woman granted his petition.--Albano fresh air and exercise.
was painting. Julian advanced timid“One day he was sent with a par- ly, was welcomed by Albano, and at cel to the house of Albano, and have length gained courage to watch the ing lingered more than he commonly movement of the master's hand. He did, it was late in the evening ere he made new errands, and every errand arrived. He had been ordered to was a new lesson.-At length he wait. make haste, and he found by the old ed once more on Albano-his parcel woman who received the parcel, that was larger than common. He hesihis negligence had not been unno- tated-looked at the valuable pictures ticed.by Albano; indeed he heard around him-blushed-and at length his voice, blaming aloud the master produced a piece of his own. It was of the shop for not having sent his the sun setting behind Wood-Hill. colours, as he ordered, before the -Albano looked at the piece, then evening,
at Julian-again at the piece. VOL. I.
• Julian,' said he, 'this is not The sullen gale sends forth a perfect, but you inust not carry out
hollow sound, oils and pickles any longer ; you
Low'r the black clouds, sur• shall come and grind my colours.'
charg'd with rain around, “ Julian obtained his discharge, And veil Aurora in their mantle was received by Albano, became his
dun ! pupil, and soon more than rivalled And, like the early morning, I his master.
awoke, “ The happy moment that first With every pleasure glittering in my shewed to the wondering eyes of the
view; boy the creative powers of the pencil, The sun of ho
o'er the fair proawakened in his mind a dormant fa
spect broke, culty, of which till then he was un- And diamond-tipp'd each blossom conscious. Albano must have felt a
wet with dew, pleasure of the purest kind when he Till by a sudden unexpected stroke, retlected that he had been the means Faded the brilliant scene, and proved of producing such a genius to the my hopes untrue. world; for though perhaps, in the
EVENING. grave calculations of moralists and philosophers, it is of no real conse- Mark, how the cloudless west efful. quence to mankind to have painters, gent glows poets, or sculptors, yet it cannot be With the mild lustre of departdenied but that those elegant arts are
ing dayin themselves great sources of plea
The broaden'd sun shoots forth sure. Those who only admire the
a lingering ray, effects produced, find in them no in- And o'er the scene a trembling raconsiderable addition to their enjoy
diance throws; ment; while those whose powers pro- But the bright evening hastens to a duce the effect, derive from their ex
close, ertion a constant, and surely a laud
Light shadowy vapours soft o'er able fountain of delight. Who then
ether play, shall say,
that the faculty of conceiv- The splendid eye of heaven sinks ing and executing works which rouse all the powers of the mind, confer
"And leaves the world to darkness' delight on the artist during the per
and repose ! formance, and gratify nuinbers with So tranquil, yet so awful is the the mere sight of it, who shall say
scene, these faculties, these feelings, were
Where Virtue's favourite son resigns implanted in our minds for no pur
his breath pose, that they are unworthy the pur
Calm is his countenance, his smile suit or the admiration of a reason
serene, able being? For my part, I am con- And no distracting terrors lurk bevinced that every feeling was placed
neath, in our minds for some good purpose ;
Nor dares one anxious passion inand the powers of genius, of wit, of
tervene taste, of sense, of spirit, were never
To shade the temper'd glories of his given us to lie dormant. Man was
pp. 75, 76. made to be happy; and if these faculties add to his happiness, why The two following letters are from should they be thrown from him with Mr. Saunter's correspondents. ingratitude ?" PP. 128–133.
" TO SOLOMON SAUNTER, ESQ.
“ I was particularly pleased with a “ Bright rose the morn and beautiful paper of yours on the education of
girls, and, above all, with your very With fairy splendour all the land- just recommendation of candour and scape crown's
sincerity. The following little anecHis strongest beams illuin'd the dote of myself will perhaps illustrate nearer ground.
what I conceive to have been your And o'er the distant biils more faintly meaning shone!
“ It was my misfortune to lose, in But ab! too soon those transient
rays early childhood, a maternal friend, are gone!
who had, what is cominonly called,
spoiled me ; however, I recollect, and " TO SOLOMON SAUNTER, ESQ. shall to my latest hour, that she implanted in my mind the seeds of all I “ In riding through an unfrequenthave ever known, and with a tender- ed part of the country the other day, ness and gentleness that render her I met a travelling knite-grinder, whose memory the dearest possession I have. name was inscribed on his wheel, with I was then thrown on the protection the following addition, ‘Grinder from of other relations, already occupied this place to the next.' This ab. with the care of children who had surd information reminded me of a engrossed their affection. Accustom- similar mark of wisdom in Suffolk, ed only to the voice of fondness, and where a post is placed in the middle ever habituated to declare openly all of a stream, with these words legibly that I did, at my first vacation from painted on it. When the water is the boarding-school where I was above the top of this post, it is danplaced, I related a little trick of no gerous to cross.' These blunders great turpitude, which had escaped seem of the same nature with those the knowledge of my governess.
A ascribed to the natives of the sister visit was paid, without me, to the kingdom; and though the circummarket town where my school was, stances contain nothing worthy of and I was informed that my governess your notice, they may serve to fill up had discovered the circumstance, the corner of a paper, if ever it can and, as an expiation, had enjoined happen to you that subjects should me to learn the first act of the French fall short. tragedy of Athalia, on which condic
“ I am, Sir, fion complete oblivion was promised. “ Your most obedient servant, The task was enormous, but I cheer
“ VIATOR." fully complied. My holidays, in
pp. 125-128. deed, were clouded over by the necessity of intense application to a dis
We cannot help regretting, that agreeable labour ; but I succeeded, with so very indifferent paper
Mr. Saunter's stationer furnished him and used daily to repeat a proper Lucubrations, especially as the price
for his proportion of it to my aunt, who did of the work would certainly afford a pot understand a word of French !
better. “ At length the dreaded morning arrived. I was to return, to repeat the whole act, and to be forgiven; XXII. THE CIRCULAR Atlas, and wben, as I was earnestly looking it
Compendious System of Geography, over, I was informed that the whole was a deception, and that my gover
being a comprehensive and particular dess had enjoined no task, for she had
Delineation of the known World, whe
ther relative to the Siluation, Er. discovered po misconduct. Can you wonder, Mr. Saunter, that my little
tent, and Boundaries of Empires, heart closed for ever against the de.
Kingdoms, Republics, &c. or to the ceiver-that openness fled from my
Description of Countries, Islands,
Cities, Towns, lips-and that sullen gloom and dis
Har hours, Rivers, content took the place of atfection in
Mountains, &c. comprizing whatever is curious in Nature of Art.
The my heart? Fatal, indeed, to my happiness and manners for many years
Materials, derived from original Prowere the effects of this cruel decep
ductions, and from Works of the first tion; nor perhaps shall I ever wholly
Authority, are arranged upon a Plan
of perspicuity and conciseness, methorecover that confidence, that fearless
dised so as to be accessible to every warmth, which that arowal so harshly blasted,
Capacity, and illustrated by circular “ Farewell, Mr. Saunter! and con
Maps, from accurate Drawings, made tinue, I beseech you, to use your ut
expressly for this Work. By JOHN most efforts for the encouragement
COOKE, Engraver. 410. boards.
Part I. 10s. 6d. Hurst, Debrett, of truth and sincerity, since the fore
Egerton, Vernor and Hood, &c. going account proves that the viola. tion of them may be attended with HIS volume is dedicated to her effects not obvious on the first glance.
of York, and appears, by the au“ I remain, Sir,
thor's account of his work, parti" Your very humble servant, cularly adapted to the use of the
"ALINDA." ladies. An address is pretixed, repre.
senting the utility of geography, and five maps. The first plate describes the pleasures resulting from a know, the solar system; the second illusJedge of it. For a description of the trates the vicissitudes of the seasons, distinguishing merits of this work, we the rotundity of the earth and the atselect the close of the address. traction of the atmosphere; the third
“ In maps, particularly those de- exemplifies refraction, reflection, signed for the instruction of youth, &c. The maps are of the countries of perspicuity is equally essential as in Russia in Europe, Spain and Portuany literary composition. But it is gal, Swabia, Prussia, and Franconia. the general complaint, that the eye The introduction traces geography is disturbed, and the attention divert. to its source, and notices the progress ed by the multiplicity and confusion of that science and astronomy, with of names, upon maps of convenient an account of the successive writers size for use, while those upon a large who have brought them to the present scale, wbich admit of a clear arrange. state of improvement. As these subment, become highly expensive, and jects are so well known to our readers, are too cumbrous for common reser- and are chiefly compiled from other ence: to remedy this defect, atlases authors, we consider an extract uns or books of maps have been con- necessary. structed, wherein the several countries, and provinces of each continent have been separately delineated, and inany improvements have been de- XXIII. SERMONS: by Rob. Haw. vised for the more clearly distinguish
KER, D. D. Vicar of Charles, Plying places according to their relative
mouth. 8vo. Pp. 254. 55. Williams. importance; but nothing of this kind
R. HAWKER is well known to has been purposely adapted for the D
be an active and laborious cleryouthful student, or is sufficiently ele, gant to claim a place in a lady's li. gyman, of that class usually termed
Evangelical; and we introduce these brary. These atlases are unaccom
Sermons to the public with more panied with any description; and in systems of geography the maps gene- authority, that the whole profits of a
pleasure, as we understand, from good rally appear to be the least concern of the compiler.
Jarge edition are devoted to the be“ The Ladies Circular Atlas, now
nenit of an Orphan School lately erect. submitted to the public, is calculated
ed at Plymouth.
The following are the texts and to exhibit all the quarters, divisions, subjects discussed in this volume, viz. and subdivisions of the earth, natural All blessings traced to their source, and artificial, including all the modern discoveries, with the utmost per
John xv. 16.-- Jesus in his priestly
office, Judges xiii. 19, 20.-Religion spicuity, in a convenient and even portable volume, in the general maps The Shiloh come, and the gathering
a personal concern, John xi. 23.marking only the capital cities, prin- of the people unto him proved, Gen. cipal rivers, lakes, &c.; in those of xlix. 16.-The pure progress of grace, particular countries, the principal Ps. xcii. 13, 14. --The blessed effects of towns, &c. will be found distincily
the love of God in the soul, Rom. v.5. noted, and carrying the suibdivisions
-The believer's warfare, Judges viii. farther than any former atlas; in se
4.--The coming of Jesus as the Saparate maps of each state, province,
viour of his people, Phil. iii. 10. circle, county, or other district, every
The author wishes these Discourses minutiæ of any use will be inserted,
to be considered as so as to render the work more com
a specimen of
his usual method of preaching;" and plete than those upon a much more extensive scale. The maps are ac
we give the following exordium to
the first sermon as a specimen of his companied with a compendious sys
style and sentiments : tem of geography: the whole forming a useful yade mecum for the travel- ALL BLESSINGS TRACED TO THEIR Jer, and a pleasing book of reference for persons of every denomination." " John xv. 16. Ye have not chosen
me but I have chosen you, and ordained The whole of this work is to con
should go and bring forth tain one hundred maps, all above fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that number will be given gratis. that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Fa
This part contains three plates and ther in my name, he is ay give it jum,
« There is nothing more gratifying “ And moreover, beside the en. to the mind, than when in the enjoy. joyment of the blessing itself, in ment of any one given blessing, we those distinguishing properties of it, are able to trace it to its source, and there are several other very interest can discover, both the author of it, ing qualities, folded within its bosom. and his kind intentions in giving it. What method can be so effectualunder
“ If I am made happy in the pos, God, to induce all the practical fruits session of even one of the most com- of the gospel as when, from pointing mon mercies of life, that mercy, be it to the source from whence all grace what it may, is made doubly sweet, issues, it is necessarily iniplied from when the hand of God is seen in the whence all must be looked for! And appointment. It is a mercy then, is it not, of all possible arguments, twice blessed. First; in respect to its the strongest and the best, both to ovu nature, and secondly, as coming saint and sinner, to manifest that He to me, with a peculiar and personal who is the Author and Finisher of direction froin God. The traveller salvation is the only Being from whom wbo, on some sultry mountain, dis- every good and every perfect gift must corers unexpectedly a cooling stream, come? to assuage his thirst, will drink of it, “ Tell me, you, who from a clear with a tenfold pleasure, if in the mo- conviction of your own unworthiness, ment of enjoyinent, he considers it are ever ready to ascribe your reas flowing for his refreshment, from covery from sin to salvation, to the the immediate gift of heaven. Nay, praise of the glory of his grace wherein vill it not be allowed, that, in the he hath made you accepted in the belove pleasing intercourse of social life, our ed; tell me what motive do you felieities are all heightened, from the find equally powerful in prompting consciousness of the good will with you to shew forth the praises of him which the kindness of our friends are who hath called you out of darkness into accompanied ? If then in natural his marvellous light, as the consciousthings, our enjoyments receive an in- ness, that God hath chosen you in Christ crease from such causes, what an ac- before the foundation of the world, that cession of happiness must it be in you should be holy and without blame rituals, when we are enabled to before him in love t? Doth not this trace them up to him, and to his spe- conviction operate beyond any other eial appointment, who is the predis- to induce you to adorn the doctrine of posing cause of all ?
God your Saviour in all things? And if * If I enjoy the gracious opera- by divine grace you find yourself tions of the Holy Ghost in my soul; preserved in the path of duty, is it if the person, and gifts, and righte- not truly refreshing to the soul to usness, of the Redeemer be dear to discover the cause, that you are his my heart; if I know what it is, to workmanship created in Christ Jesus have fellowship with the Father and unto good works which God hath before with his Son Jesus Christ; will not ordained that we should walk in them I? these distinguishing mercies be yet “ And no less let the sinner say, if abundantly increased, both in sweet- it be God's choice, and not man's Dess and in value, when they are dis- desert; if all the difference between covered to be the result of that ever- one man and another originates in lasting love, where with God hath him, who giveth to every one severally loved his people, before the foundation as he wilt, why should you question of the world? Such views serve to more than others, but that you may mafinn, and no less at the same time be the happy partaker of the same nexplain, the meaning of that saying grace also ? Surely, there would be
the apostle's, when speaking of a abundantly more reason to doubt divine appointment in all our mer- receiving the divine favour, if that cies, he refers the whole unto God's favour was depending upon your des sovereign will; who hath saved us sert of it, than if it be the sole result and called us with an holy calling, not of unmerited bounty and goodness ! according to our works, but according 10 “I have been led into this train of by own purpose and grace, which was observation, from the perusal of the given us in Christ Jesus before the precious words of the Lord Jesus in world began *
the text. Ye have noi chosen me, but * 2 Tim. i. 9.
* Ephes. i. 4.
Erhes. ii. 10,