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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 -I have 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 significant 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 coniposition, 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 lowing 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 hard 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 he 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 Alhano at different times, drabbing - At length his father died; he took sinall 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 oa bis own account, was taken as grind, to arrange, to view his treasures. shop-boy by an oilman within a few “ In time he was again sent to Aldoors of bis 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. moch preferred bis 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.-dt length he waitmake baste, 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 !he 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-Ilill. colours, as he ordered, before the --Albano looked at the piece, then evening,

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• 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, surshall come and grind my colours.'

charg'd with rain around, “ Julian obtained his discharge, And veil Aurora in their inantle 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 hope o'er the fair proawakened in his mind a dorniant fa

spect broke, culty, of wbich 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, reflected 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 froin 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 breathpose, 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

death. mnade to be happy; and if these faculties add to bis 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.

· Sir,

“I was particularly pleased with a “ Bright rose the morn and beautiful paper of yours on the education of - the sun

girls, and, above all, with your very With fairy splendour all the land- just recommendation of candour and scape crown'l

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 bills more saintly 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,

fast away,

pp. 75, 76.

MORNING,

" Sir,

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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 knife-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 babituated 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 risit 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, tion 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

Mr. Saunter's stationer furnished him agreeable labour; but I succeeded, and used daily to repeat a proper Lucubrations, especially as the price

with so very indifferent paper for his proportion of it to my aunt, who did of the work would certainly afford a not 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; xxu. The CIRCULAR ATLAS, and when, as I was earnestly looking it over, I was informed that the whole

Compendious System of Geography, vas a deception, and that my gover

being a comprehensive and particular Dess had enjoined no task, for she had

Delineation of the known World, whediscovered do misconduct. Can you

ther relative to the Situation, Er. wonder, Mr. Saunter, that my little

tent, and Boandaries of Empires, heart closed for ever against the de.

Kingdoms, Republics, &c. or to the ceiver-that openness fed from my

Description of Countries, Islands,

Cities, Towns, Harbours, Rivers, lips--and that sullen gloom aud discontent took the place of atfection in

Mountains, &c. comprizing whatever

is curious in Nature or Art. The my heart? Fatal, indeed, to my happiness and manners for many years

Materials, derived from original Pro,

ductions, and from Works of the first were the effects of this cruel deception; nor perhaps shall I ever wholly

Authority, are arranged upon a Plan recover that confidence, that fearless

of perspicuity and conciseness, meiho

dised so as to be accessible to every warmth, which that avowal 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 foregoing account proves that the viola

Egerton, Vernor and Hood, &c. tion of them may be attended with HIS volume is dedicated to her effects not obvious on the first gtance.

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.

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senting the utility of geograplıy, and five maps. The first plate describes the pleasures resulting from a know, the solar system; the second illusledge 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 clisturbed, 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, which 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 refer- and are chiefly compiled from other ence: to remedy this defect, atlases authors, we consider an extract unor 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 cler. youthful 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

nefit of an Orphan School lately erect

ed at Plymouth. submitted to the public, is calculated

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- office, Judges xiii. 19, 20.--Religion

John xv. 16.--- Jesus in his priestly spicuity, in a convenient and even portable volume, in the general maps "The Shiloh come, and the gathering

a personal concern, John xi. 23.anarking only the capital cities, prin- of the people unto him proved, Gen. cipal rivers, lakes, &c.; in those of xlix. 1.-The pure progress of grace, particular countries, the principal Ps.scii. 13,14.--The blessed effects of towns, &c. will be found distinctly the love of God in the soul, Rom. v.5. noted, and carrying the subdivisions

-The believer's warfare, Judges viii. farther than any former atlas; in separate maps of each state, province, viour of his people, Phil. iii. 10.

4.–The coming of Jesus as the Sacircle, county, or other district, cvery

The author wishes these Discourses minutiæ of any use will be inserted,

to be considered as “ a specimen of so as to render the work more com

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 companied with a compendious sys

the first sermon as a specimen of his

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

ye

should 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 her in my name, he rray give it julle

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There is nothing more gratifying “ And moreover, beside the en, to the mind, thaa 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 non 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 inplied 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 ostu 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 from God. The traveller salvation is the only Being from whom whe, on some sultry mountain, dis- every good and every perfect gift must corers unexpectedly a cooling stream, comie? 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 enjoyment

, he considers it are ever ready to ascribe your re. a lowing 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 will 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 Relicities 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 kcompanied ? 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 farituals

, when we are enabled to before him in lovet? 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 " I enjoy the gracious opera

by divine grace you find yourself tions of the Holy Ghost in iny soul; preserved in the path of duty, is it il the person, and gifts, and righte not truly refreshing to the soul to posness, of the Redeemer be dear to discover the cause, that you are his Dy heart; if I know what it is, to workmanship created in Christ Jesus have fellowship with the Father and unlo 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 Ress 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 Laiting love, where with God hath him, who ziveth to every one severally bred his people, before the foundation as he wilt, why should you question if the world? Such views serve to more than others, but that you may conbrun, and no less at the same time be the happy partaker of the same explain, the meaning of that saying grace also ? Surely, there would be the apostle's, when speaking of à abundantly more reason to doubt drine 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 tovereign will, who hath saved us sert of it, than if it be the sole result *d called us with ar holy calling, not of unmerited bounty and goodness! ecording to our works, but according to

“I have been led into this train of bi otun purpose and grace, which was observation, from the perusal of the quen us in Christ Jesus before the precious words of the Lord Jesus ii world began *

the text. Ye have noi chosen me, but * 2 Tim. i. 9.

f Ephes. i. 4. | Erhes. ii. 10,

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