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some of them being so indifferent that they don't deserve to descend to Posterity.
As to the Works of John Marot, Father to Clement, we can assure the Publick that they will read them with no less Pleasure than Instruction.
The two most considerable are the Voyages to Genoa and Venice, that is, the Expedition of Lewis the XIIth against those two Cities, may be lock'd upon as two Journals, which to the Faithfulness of History have added the Beauties of Poetry
The Rondeaus and other Pieces of this Author are not inferior to those of his Son.
We shall say nothing of what Michael Marot has writ, it is too inconsiderable to be taken notice of. And without entering into a longer detail of the French Poets, who flourish'd 200 Years ago, or thereabouts, we shall finish this Extract with observing,
That this Edition is the worst of any that has appeared in Holland for a long time: Nevertheless, as if the 12mo Edition was not sufficient, they have given us the same Work in 4to.
Upon which Justice obliges to observe, that those who wou'd purchase the 4to Edition ought to be careful in choosing them, they being printed upon three or four different forts of Paper; a Trick frequently practis'd by Dutch Booksellers.
E have been importun'd, and cannot re
fufe publishing the following Paper, which perhaps will be well received even by the Antiquaries.
I. The Cburch.
The Dedication, Wakes and Feafts, Fabrick, Form, Situation, Monuments, Epitaphs, Arms, and Devises.
What Charitable Gifts to the Church or to the Poor, Schools or Hospitals; the Founder, Time, Stipend, Number?
II. The Parish.
I. The Compass, Length, Breadth, Number of Acres.
II. Remarkable Boundaries or Perambulations.
III. Mountains, Hills, Mines, Minerals, Parks.
IV. Rivers or Streams that arise in or pass through the Parish.
V. Publick Bridges or Ways, by whom built or repaired?
VI. Manufactures of the Place.
VII. Manors, Lordships, Courts held, and by whom?
VIII. Hamlets or Tithings, Markets, Fairs,
IX. Nature of the Air, contributing to Health or Sickness.
X. Nature of the Soil, if Corn, Pasture, fruitful or barren.
XI. Publick Commons for the use of Poor, whether inclosed or open?
XII. Antiquities, Roman Coins, Camps, Pavemenţs, or any other Rarities.
XIII. Noblemens and Gentlemens Houses standing or decay'd, what particular Name, what Age, and in what manner built ?
I. Number of Families and Persons, their Ranks, Titles, Professions and Qualifications.
II. Men of Note born, bred, or buried there, Pedigrees of Families, and Blazon of their Arms.
ARTICLE XXII. Verses to the Right Reverend Father in
God Edward Lord Bishop of Durham ; with an Esay towards restoring the ori. ginal Texts of Scripture, and reconciling the Hebrew and Septuagint, by the Oriental Languages, Fathers, &c.
HIS Effay is introduc'd by a Poem in
fcrib'd to the present Lord Bishop of Durham; in which the Author, with no little Spirit and Beauty, pays his Compliment to that Learned Prelate, whose great Talents he justly applauds, and embellishes the whole with several Images which are truly Poetical: After which he proceeds to the Essay it felf, which is written in an Epistolary way to his Lordship, and in which he observes,
That his Undertaking is a work of as much Difficulty as Importance; the sacred Criticism having at all times very much exercis'd the Pens of a great many ingenious learned Men, but hitherto with a very little forwardness.
That notwithstanding so many able Hands have either failed in, or given it up, he thinks that a Work in which the great Bishop Pearson thought fit to employ himself, and has held out a Paper to others to invite them into the fame
glorious Paths, must not be look'd upon as insignificant Labour, &c.
In the mean time, how far he has succeeded in his Essay, he recommends to the faid Lord Bishop of Durham's Candor, and all true and equitable Judges to determine.
That his Specimen, which is the first of the Minor Prophets entire, shall speak for it felf.
As to the Errors and Lapses that may be excepted against the Attempt, the Author answers in a becoming modest way, in assuring us however, that he is sensible of none worth notice ; and as for the Particles, light Variations, &c. as touch not the Sense, nor affect the proper Dialect or Idiom of the Greek Translators, he is under no concern. Then concludes, that a Work of this Nature has never been attempted before by any one so young in any Age or Country.
Now, with reference to the Plan it self, 'ris propos’d, says our Author, to go through all the minor Prophets; if the Essay he offers to the Publick be entertertain'd with a Reception a Work of so much Usefulness and Disinterestedness may in reason expect, and which will contain, in effect, all Editions in this, various Readings which have hitherto come abroad, by representing them all at one view ; with the Original Text, which is what has never been done before.
This may probably be an Incitement to other Men of Learning and Leisure, to set about other Parts of the Bible, or to join in the fame Defign, which will deserve the highest Encouragement. To finish the whole Canon of Scripture with accuracy, is a work of too great labour for any single Person to undertake, and can ne