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judgment, and executed with spirit. Much more genuine fame ought to attend fuch an action, than the gaining a fcore of battles: The fenfeleis rabble may praile the military hero; but it be longs to the few to venerate the fpirited cultivator.

da Improvement in the sowing of Grass.

Seeds on Lands bearing Crops, as practifed by Mr. Thunder, a Farmer of Experience, near the City of Dublin, com municated to the Publisher.

Lady Dove, Mrs. Green; Sophia, Sir Benjamin's daughter by a former wife, Ms. Yates; Violetta, Mrs. Bulkeley; Mifs Waters, Mrs. Mattocks; Fanny, daughter to Goodwill, Mifs Ward; the Maid, Mifs Valois.

MR. Andrew Belfield, the eldest for

of a gentleman of a good estate in Cornwall, having refided fome time in Libon, became enamoured of a young lady of the name of Violetta, whofe parents were English, and whofe fortune had been confiderable, but was loft amidit

A Few weeks before your grain is he the confusion and defolation of the we

for the fickle, or at furtheft by the middle of Auguft, let a quantity of fuch feed as you judge will bett agree with the foil, be fown over the standing corn, which by the wafting of the winds will be fhed on the foil, and more than perhaps at first may be conceived, but experience has confirmed it to be fufficient to produce most favourable crops. By this method the young shoots are not obstructed (by the speedy removal of the corn) in their fu vegetation, having all the advantages of unobtructed air and unimpeded fhow-. ers, during its whole growth, which they cannot enjoy, when they grow up with the corn from being fown with, or foon after the general fowing; which contracts the fhoots, hunting them and choking many, by being overlhadowed until the time of cutting and carrying off the corn, particularly on its lodging, which but too frequently happens to our crops; these material evils are avoided by the method here recommended.

N. B. It is fufficient to mention fome provifion must be made in the quantity of the feed fown in this manner; for what, may not be carried down to the foil.

An Account of the BROTHERS: A New Comedy, performed with great Appiause at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden.

Perfons of the Drama.

Eider Belfield, Mr. Clarke; Younger Bend, Mr. Smith, Sir Benjamin Dove, Mr. Yates; Capt. Ironfides, Mr. Wood. ward, Paterfon, Mr. Dyer; Goodwill, Mr. Hall; Philip, his fon, Mr. Benfley; Jonathan, fervant to Sir Benjamin, Mr. Dunfal; Matter of the Privateer, Mr. Quick; Francis, Mr. Perry; Sailors, M.. Wignel, Mr. Bates, &c.

morable earthquake there: a loss however which did not reftrain Belfield from making her his wife.

Mean while his father dying, and his friends in England having heard of his attachment to this young lady, though not of the length to which he had carried it, urge him to return to take possession of his ettate. This call Belfield obeys, and, fated with enjoyinent, ungenerously deferts the hapless Violetta.

On his arrival he falls paffionately in love with the person and great fortune of Mifs Sophia, daughter of Sir Benjamin Dove, a young lady of infinite merit, to whom his younger Brother, Mr. Robert Belfield, had paid his addresses with fuccefs. The acquifition of a large fortune enabled the elder brother to fupplant the younger in the etteem of the lady's mo ther-in-law, who rules her father with the most defpotic sway; but he finds it a much greater difficulty to thake his intereft with the young lady to effect this, he has recourfe to a tratagem equally base and treacherous.

His paffion for Mifs Dove not being of that delicate nature which excludes all attention to beauty in another, Mr. Beifield falls in love likewife with a young woman (Lucy Waters) who is engaged to Philip the fon of his tenant Goodwill: to fecure her to himself, he feizes the effects of the farmer, and obliges him and his family to quit his farm, and take shelter in a cavern amidit the neighbouring racks, where the fea affords them a hard and precarious fupport. Lucy, her for mer lover thus reduced to poverty, and her vanity flattered by the fquire, who gives her room to hope he means to marry her, falls in with his fchemes, and without penetrating into his motives, ac


quaints Mifs Dove that young Belfield has long paid his addreffes to her private ly, and even hints that their engagement is indiffoluble. Without affording the young gentleman an opportunity of exculpating himself, Sophia enraged by this artful tale, difmiffes her lover, and agrees to receive the addreffes of the elder Belfield. The younger overwhelmed with rage and despair, fuffers himself to be prevailed on by his uncle, Capt. Ironfides, to go on a cruize, in a privateer commanded by him; and as well to indulge his own spleen, as his uncle's prepoffeffion, who cannot endure the elder brother, drops his own name, and affumes that of Lewfon.

In the course of their cruize they fall in with a Lisbon pacquet in imminent danger of foundering; amidst the crew of this fhip, whom they take on board their own, is a young lady coming paffenger to England, whofe timidity during their diftrefs having rendered her in a manner helpless, is preferved and brought on board by the particular care of young Belfield. The reader need scarce be told this lady proves to be Violetta, the wife of the perfidious elder brother.

garden, whither young Belfield had ventured in hopes of meeting Sophia: to him Lady Dove enters, and speaks with much fondnefs: Belfield endeavours to engage lady Dove in his favour, by promifing to keep this fecret which chance had thus put in his power: he permits the lady to retire, and afterwards meets Sophia, who having been undeceived by Lucy, receives him very affectionately. Lady Dove furprizes them together, and appears to have been the more exasperated against Belfield from his difcovery of her incontinence. She laughs at his hints of expofing her, and threatens vengeance.

Captain Ironfides pays a vifit to his old friend, Sir Benjamin, whom he finds in his morning drefs. Sir Benjamin, unwilling to own he is fo abfolutely controuled by his wife, as not to be allowed to ftir abroad without her confent, fuffers the captain to fend his fervant for his coat and wig. The lady meeting him, forbids him to bring them, and entering herfelf, a humourous fcene anfues between the happy pair, and the blunt tarpaulin.

Young Belfield contrives to obtain another interview with Sophia, whose doubts having been entirely removed by The play opens with a view of the fea Lucy, gives him a most favourable recepand the adjoining rocks: a violent storm tion; he recommends Violetta, whose fithreatens deftruction to a ship seen at a ́tuation in Goodwill's cavern cannot be distance. Goodwill and his fon enter from their cavern, and prepare to affitt the fufferers. The fhip, which proves to be Captain Ironfides, is stranded: but the crew and treasures on board are faved. Violetta is conducted by young Belfield to Goodwill's cavern: the enquires on what part of the coaft they are thrown. On Belfield's acquainting her they are in Cornwall, the is alarmed: he goes on to point out to her his brother's house, to whom he hints his being related, but fpeaks of him with much bitterness. Violetta retires in disorder, on finding herself fo near her husband's habitation. Belfield meeting Goodwill, is acquainted by him that Miss Dove is not married to his brother, but that it is fuppofed the nuptials are just about to be celebrated. The elder Belfield enters with Lucy Waters, he avows his having deceived her, and threatens her with his revenge, if the expofes him to Sophia; which, notwithstanding, fhe leaves him with a declaration that the will do. Lady Dove fends her maid to Paterfon to appoint a meeting in the

fuppofed very agreeable, to her protection, and speaks of her in fuch terms as awakens Sophia's jealousy; mean while Violetta having heard of the intended match between Andrew Belfield and mils Dove, determines to wait on the latter, and acquaint her with her prior claim. Sophia underftands all the lays as spoken of young Belfield, and is in a tranfport of rage and grief at his fuppofed treache ry; while Violetta, knowing young Belfield by the name of Lewfon only, confirms her in her idea of his villainy. At their next interview, fhe treats him with all the difdain natural from fuch a fuppofition, and he, ignorant of the caufe of this alteration in her behaviour, and fuppofing from what the lets fall, that it arifes from the warmth of Violetta's gratitude to him, leaves her in a rage, at which he thinks her ill-grounded fufpici on.

Lady Dove, vexed at having been difcovered by young Belfield in her affignation with Paterfon, ftimulates Sir Benjamin to challenge him for having infulted


her. The knight is greatly reluctant: but at last is compelled to promife as much, by his wife's declaring he muft either quarrel with him or her. Belfield returns feeking Sophia. Sir Benjamin after much hefitation, attacks him. My lady enters while they are engaged; and young Belfield, who perceives inftantly the cause of the knight's conduct, conceals his manifest cowardice, and agrees to ask the lady's pardon, privately hint ing to him his folly if he now fuffers himself to be any longer henpeckt. Sir Benjamin follows his advice, and having brought his lady on her knees, to obtain pardon for paft offences, keeps up an abfolute authority over her during the rest of the piece.

The elder Belfield purfuing Lucy Waters, with whom he is highly exasperated, The puts herself under the protection of Philip, who leads her into his father's cavern. Belfield offering to enter by force, Philip oppofes him; they fight; the clashing of their fwords alarms capt.

Ironfides, who entering at the fame time with Paterfon, from another part of the fage, parts them. Ironfides fets before his nephew the bafeness of his conduct in fuch reproachful terms, that Paterfon is again obliged to interpofe.

The obligation Sir Benjamin was under to young Belfield could not restrain him from preferring the elder brother to the younger for a fon-in-law, and Sophia fill fuppofing him the husband of Violetta, reluctantly confents to her father's choice. Mean while, Paterfon meets Violetta at Goodwill's cave, and finding the is the wife of his friend Andrew, acquaints her with mifs Dove's error, and prevails with her to go immediately with him to Sir Benjamin. She is privately introduced to Sophia, who, fet right by her, determines to expofe the villainy of the elder Belfield to the whole company. On her entering, she declares that flie has undoubted intelligence that young Belfield is already married, and offers to produce his wife, appealing to his elder brother to give his opinion on fo iniquitous a proceeding. The confufion and anger of young Belfield on this charge, is interrupted by the penitence of his brother; whofe confcience is awakened by the force of this appeal. He owns his fituation, and declares he will in ftantly depart in quest of his injured wife, Jan. 1770.

who is then immediately introduced, and received by him with transport. Sophia gives her hand to young Belfield; and the elder expreffing his concern for his paft conduct, and his refolution of amendment, the piece concludes with an inftance of it in his making reparation to the injured Goodwill, and his family.

This comedy is written by Mr. Cumberland, who has already obliged the public with a musical piece called The Summer's Tale.

Having already given an Account of Dr.. Kennicott's Collation of the Hebrew Text of the Bible, to the End of the Year 1768, the following Letter, we hope, refpecting the Collation and Correction of the English Text, will not be thought an improper Supplement. To the Rev. the Vice Chancellor, and the other Delegates of the Clarendon Press.

HE Editor of the two editions of the


Bible lately printed at the Claren. don Prefs thinks it his duty, now that he has completed the whole in a courfe of between three and four years close application, to make his report to the Delegates of the manner in which that work has been executed; and hopes for their approbation.

In the first place, according to the inftructions he received, the folio edition of 1611, that of 1701, published under the direction of Bishop Lloyd, and two Cambridge editions of a late date, one in Quarto, the other in octavo, have been carefully collated, whereby many errors that were found in former editions have been corrected, and the text reformed to fuch a standard of purity, as, it is prefumed, is not to be met with in any other edition hitherto extant.

The punctuation has been carefully attended to, not only with a view to preferve the true fenfe, but also to unifor mity, as far as was poffible.

Frequent recourfe has been had to the Hebrew and Greek Originals; and as on other occafions, fo with a special regard to the words not expreffed in the original language, but which our tranflators have thought fit to infert in Italics, in order to make out the fenfe after the English idiom, or to preferve the connexion. And though Dr. Paris made large corrections in this particular in an edition published C


at Cambridge, there ftill remained many neceffary alterations, which escaped the Doctor's notice; in making which the Editor chofe not to rely on his own judgment fingly, but fubmitted them all to the previous examination of the Select Committee, and particularly of the principal of Hertford College, and Mr. Profeffor Wheeler. A lift of the above alterations was intended to have been given in to the Vice Chancellor at this time, but the Editor has not yet found time to make it completely out.

Confiderable alterations have been made in the Heads or Contents prefixed to the Chapters, as will appear on inspection; and though the Editor is unwilling to enlarge upon the labour bestowed by himfelf in this particular, he cannot avoid taking notice of the peculiar obligations, which both himself and the public lie under to the Principal of Hertford College, Mr. Griffith of Pembroke College, Mr. Wheeler, Poetry Profeffor, and the late Warden of New College, fo long as he lived to bear a part in it; who with a prodigious expence of time, and inexpreffible fatigue to themselves, judiciously corrected and improved the rude and imperfect draughts of the Editor.

The running titles at the top of the coJumns in each page, how trifling a circumftance foever it may appear, required no fmall degree of thought and attention.


Many of the proper names being left untranflated, whofe etymology was ceffary to be known, in order to a more perfect comprehenfion of the allufions in the text, the translation of them, under the inspection of the above named Committee, has been for the benefit of the unlearned fupplied in the margin.

Some obvious and material errors in the chronology have been confidered and rectified.

The marginal references, even in bishop Lloyd's bible, had in many places fuffered by the inaccuracy of the prefs; fubfequent editions had copied thofe Errata, and added many others of their own; fo that it became abfolutely neceffary to turn to and compare the feveral paffages; which has been done in every fingle inftance, and by this precaution feveral falfe references brought to light, which would otherwife have paffed unfufpected. It has been the care of the editor to rectify thefe, as far as he could, by critical con

jecture, where the copies univerfally failed him, as they did in most of the errors difcovered in bifhop Lloyd's edition. In fome few inftances he confeffes himself to have been at a lofs in finding out the true reference, though the corruption was manifeft in the want of any the most diftant refemblance between the paffages compared together. Cafes of this fort indeed did not often occur; fo that a very small number only of the old references are, with the fanction of the Committee, omitted, and their places more usefully fupplied.

It had been fuggested by the late archbishop of Canterbury, that an improvement might be made in the prefent editions of the Bible, by taking in a number of additional references, of which many useful ones, as he fuppofed, might be furnished from other editions referred to by him, and particularly from a Scotch edition, of which the prefent vice chancellor was kind enough to lend a copy. The references found in it, which were indeed very numerous, having been feverally turned to and examined, fuch of them were felected as the Editor judged most pertinent, together with others, that occurred from his own reading and obfervation. In doing this he has endeavoured to keep clear of mere fanciful allufions, of which too many prefented themselves in the before-named Scotch edition; and to adhere as near as possible to the plan marked out in the former collection made by bifhop Lloyd; pointing out fuch paffages chiefly, where the fame history or the fame name were introduced, the fame matter treated of, or fentiment expreffed, or at least where parallels might fairly be drawn; and fometimes where a fimilar ufe of a particular word or expreffion tended to illuftrate the application of it, on another occafion. The number of references being thus augmented confiderably, the collection upon the whole will, it is hoped, be regarded as ufeful in the light of a concordance, material as well as verbal, always at hand.

In this ftate the Quarto copy was fent to prefs; and the first proofs carefully collated with the copy, both text and margin; after which the fecond proofs were again read, and generally speaking, the third likewife; not to mention the frequent revifions of proofs befides, which


are common in correcting the prefs. This publications. A large majority conftantproved indeed a very tirelome and tediously joined with administration in the house, tak; but was not more than was abfo- and the attempts of oppofition were allutely neceflary in order to attain the de- ways fo unsuccessful, that the very name gree of accuracy that was wished. A of oppofition began to die away, when particular attention was required with the unexpected appearance of Mr. Wilkes repect to the figures belonging to the as a candidate for the city of London at Darginal references, where errors were the general election kindled a flame of counually creeping in after a manner popular fpirit through the whole king. that would appear highly aftonishing to dem, that blazed with uncommon vehethole, who have never been concerned in mence, and feemed too powerful for all currecting multitudes of figures, as they the itate engines of the miniftry to extincame from the prefs. guith.

When the Quarto fheets were printed In reality nothing could be more weak, off, the forms were lengthened out in or- more ridiculously weak, than the conduct der to make up the Folio edition; in do- of government in relation to this gentleing which the parts were often fo jumbled man: at a time when he was almost fortogether, and fuch confufion introduced gotten, Lord T. and his adherents found by misplacing the references, and miftak- him no inconfiderable instrument, and ing the chronology, that nothing else excited a pretty general clamour, by his would fuffice than a fresh collation of the means, against the adminiftration. It whole with the Quarto copy, and a repe- was therefore the bufineis of government, tition of almoft the fame trouble and care either to render him impotent by a parin the revital, and in making up the run- don, or to execute the laws upon him ning titles anew, as had been ufed before. with becoming fortitude the moment he But the editor thinks he has juft reafon appeared in public, and appeared too as a to congratulate hamfelf on the opportu- candidate to reprefent the metropolis in mily hereby given him of difcovering and parliament; he was then labouring un correcting tome few trivial inaccuracies, der a writ of outlawry, had been forfawhich in spite of all his vigilance had el-ken by his late friends, and was no leis caped his notice in the Quarto edition. So diftreffed in his private circumitances, that the Folio edition is rendered by this than embarrassed in his public character.

fomewhat the more

perfect of the two,

and therefore more fit to be recommend- Mr. Wilkes came over from France a

Actuated by motives of this nature,

ed for a standard


The editor humbly hopes this account of London, and, to the unspeakable altoble to the board; and will think his time kingdom, declared his intention of beof his proceedings will not be unaccepta- nifhment of every reasonable man in the

few days before the election for the city

have fucceeded in his defire of giving la- ragement upon which he took this refolutisfaction to those who honoured him with tion, was the promife of affiftance which the employment, and of contributing in he received from a few merchants in the any wife to God's honour, and the pub- city, who poffibly were defirous of ren

be utility. Hertford College, 08.25, 1769.


dering themselves confpicuous by an oppofition to government, or really thought that Mr. Wilkes's quarrel with the duke of G. could never be made up, and that

The Hiftory of Party during the present therefore by choofing him, they would

Reign. Continued from p. 724. Notwithstanding the induftry which conduct of the miniftry. Be their mofupplant the ins, and the popularity which ceeded very judiciously in the execution the outs, thus inceffantly exerted to tives however what they may, they prothey laboured to acquire by fupporting a of their defign. They gave out in every man, whom they represented a martyr in place, that Mr. Wilkes was certain of the glorious caule of freedom, places were fucceeding, that the livery of London energy of their reasoning, and penfions of ces, and even propofed very confiderable convincing, than the utmoit were continually offering him their voimy weight than the fevereft of their wagers, that he would upon the poll have

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