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judgment, and executed with fpirit. Lady Dove, Mrs. Green ; Sophia, Sir Much more genuine fame ought to ar- Benjamin's daughter by a former wife, tend such an action, than the gaining a Mis. Yates; Violetta, Mrs. Bulkeley ; score of battles : The fenseleis rabble Miss Waters, Mrs. Mattocks ; Fanny, may praise the military hero ; but u be. daughter to Goodwill, Miss Ward; the longs to the few to venerate the Spirited Maid, Miss Valois. cultivator.
R. Andrew Belfield, the eldeft ron
Seeds on Lands bearing Crops, as prac. in Cornwall, having resided some time in tifed by Mr. Thunder, a Farmer of Ex. Libon, became enamoured of a young perience, near the City of Dublin, com lady of the name v. Violetta, whose pamugicated to tbe Pubiifer.
rents were English, and whose fortune
had been considerable, but was loft amidt A
for the Gckle, or ar furthest by the morable earthquake there : a loss howe. middle of August, let a quantity of such ver which did not restrain Belfeld from feed as you judge will belt agree with the making her his wife. foil, be lown over the standing corn, which Mean while his father dying, and his by the wafuing of the winds will be med friends in England having heard of his on the soil, and more than perhaps at first attachment to this young lady, though may be conceived, but experience has not of the length to which he had carried confirmed it to be sufficient to produce it, urge him to return to take poflession of molt favourable crops. By this method his ettate. This call Belfield obeys, and, the young shoots are not obstructed (by fated with enjoyınent, ungenerously dethe Ipeedy removal of the corn) in their ferts the hapless Violetta. fuit regtiation, having all the advantages On his arrival he falls passionately in of unobitructed air and unimpeded how. love with the person and great fortune of ers, during its whole growth, which they Miss Sophia, daughter of Sir Benjamin cannot enjoy, when they grow up with the Dove, a young lady of infinite merit, to corn from being sown with, or loon after whom his younger Brotber, Mr. Robert the general fowing ; which contracts the Belfield, had paid his addresses with lucfhools, Aunting them and choking many, cess. The acquisition of a large fortune by being over thadowed until the time of enabled the elder brother to supplant the cutting and caraying off the corn, partie younger in the etteem of the lady's mocularly on its lodging, which but too ther-in-law, who rules her faiber with frequently happens to our crops ; there the most despotic fway ; but he finds it a material evils are avoided by the method much greater difficulty to thake his interhere recommended.
eft with the young lady: to effect this, N. B. It is sufficient to mention some he has recourie io a tratagem equally provifion must be inade in the quantity of base and treacherous. ibe feel town in this manner ; for what His passion for Miss Dove not being may sina be carried down to the soil. of that deficale nature which excludes all
antention to beauty in another, Mr. Bei. Å4 å count of the BROTHERS: A New field falls in love likewise with a young
Credy, performed witb greal Appiause woman (Lucy Waters) who is engaged at ibe Theatre Royal in Covent Garden. to Philip the son of his renant Goodwill: Perlons of the Drama.
to secure her to himself, he feizes the ef
fects of the farmer, and obliges him and Eider Belfield, Mr.Clarke; Younger his family to quit his farm, and take thelBiold, Mr. Smitb; Sir Benj min Dove, ter in a cavern amidit the neighbouring Mr. l'ares; Capt. Ironhdes, Mr. Wood. : rocks, where the sea affords them a hard card; Paterson, Mr. Dyer; Goodwill, and precarious fupport. Lucy, her forM. Hull; Philip, his foll, Mr. Bensley; mer lover thus reduced to poverty, and Jonathan, servant to Sir Benjamin, Mr. her van:ty Aattered by the squire, who Duzia'; Master of the Privateer, Mr. gives her room to hope he means to marry Saxk; Frasicis, Mr. Perry ; Sailors, her, falls in with his schemes, and with M. Wigre, Mr. Bates, &c.
out penetrating into his motives, ac
quaints Mifs Dove that young Belfield garden, whither young Belfield had venhas long paid his addresses to her private. tured in hopes of meeting Sophia : to him !y, and even hints
that their engagement Lady Dove enters, and speaks with much is indissoluble. Without affording the fondness: Belfield endeavours to engage young, gentleman an opportunity of ex. lady Dove in his favour, by promising to culpating himself, Sophia enraged by this keep this secret which chance had thus artful tale, dismisses her lover, and agrees put in his power : he permits the lady to to receive the addresses of the elder Bel. retire, and afterwards meets Sophia, who field. The younger overwhelmed with having been undeceived by Lucy, receives rage and despair, suffers himself to be him very affectionately. Lady Dove sur. prevailed on by his uncle, Capt. Iron- prizes them together, and appears to have fides, to go on a cruize, in a privateer been the more exasperated against Belfield commanded by him; and as well to in- from his discovery of her incontinence. dulge his own spleen, as his uncle's pre- She laughs at his hints of expoting her, poffeffion, who cannot endure the elder and threatens vengeance. brother, drops his own name, and af. Captain Ironlides pays a visit to his old fumes that of Lewson,
friend, Sir Benjamin, whom he finds in In the course of their cruize they fall his morning dress.. Sir Benjamin, unin with a Lisbon pacquet in imminent willing to own he is so absolutely condanger of foundering i amidst the crew trouled by his wife, as not to be allowed of this ship, whom they take on board to ftir abroad without her consent, suffers their own, is a young lady coming pass the captain to send his servant for his coat senger to England, whose timidity du: and wig. The lady meeting him, forring their distress having rendered her in a bids him to bring them, and entering her. manner helpless, is preserved and brought felf, a humourous scene ensues between on board by the particular care of young the happy pair, and the blunt tarpaulin. Belfield. The reader need scarce be told Young Belfield contrives to obtain athis lady proves to be Violetta, the wife nother interview with Sophia, whose of the perfidious elder brother.
doubts having been entirely removed by The play opens with a view of the sea Lucy, gives him a most favourable recepand the adjoining rocks : a violent storm tion; he recommends Violetta, whose lithreatens deftruction to a ship seen at a' tuation in Go will's cavern cannot be distance. Goodwill and his son enter supposed very agreeable, to her protectie from their cavern, and prepare to affilt on, and speaks of her in such terms as the sufferers. The ship, which proves to awakens Sophia's jealousy; mean while be Captain Ironsides, is stranded: but the Violetta having heard of the intended crew and treasures on board are saved. match between Andrew Belfield and mils Violetta is conducted by young Belfield Dove, determines to wait on the latter, to Goodwill's cavern : the enquires on and acquaint her with her prior claim. what part of the coast they are thrown. Sophia understands all the lays as spoken On Belfield's acquainting her they are in of young Belfield, and is in a tranfport Cornwall, the is alarmed: he goes on to of rage and grief at his supposed treache. point out to her his brother's houle, to ry; while Violetta, knowing young Belwhom he hints his being related, but field by the name of Lewfon only, conspeaks of him with much bitterness. Vio. firms her in her idea of his villainy. At letra retires in disorder, on finding herself their next interview, Mhe treats him with fo near her husband's habitation. Belfield all the disdain natural from such a fupmeeting Goodwill, is acquainted by him position, and he, ignorant of the cause that Miss Dove is not married to his bro. of this alteration in her behaviour, and ther, but that it is supposed the nuptials suppoling from what the lets fall, that it are just about to be celebrated. The el. arises from the warmth of Violetta's grader Belfield enters with Lucy Waters, he titude to him, leaves her in a rage, at avows his having deceived her, and threa-, which he thinks her ill-grounded fufpicie tens her with his revenge, if the exposes on. him to Sophia ; which, notwithıtanding, Lady Dove, vexed at having been difthe leaves him with a declaration that the covered by young Belfield in her affignawill do. Lady Dove sends her maid to tion with Paterson, stimulates Sir BenjaPaterson to appoint a meeting in the miu to challenge him for having insulted ber. The knighe is greatly relu&tant: who is then immediately introduced, and but at laft is compelled to promise as received by him with transport. Sophia nuch, by his wife's declaring he must ei- gives her hand to young Belfield; and ther quarrel with him or her. Belfield the elder expressing his concern for his returns seeking Sophia. Sir Benjamin past conduct, and his resolution of amend. after much hesitation, attacks him. My ment, the piece concludes with an inlady enters while they are engaged; and stance of it in his making reparation to young Belfield, who perceives instantly the injured Goodwill, and his family. the cause of the knight's conduct, con- This comedy is written by Mr. Cumceals his manifest cowardice, and agrees berland, who has already obliged the to ask the lady's pardon, privately hint. public with a musical piece called The ing to him his folly if he now suffers Summer's Tale. himself to be any longer henpeckt. Sir Benjamin follows his advice, and having Having already given an Account of Dr., brooght his lady on her knees, to obtain Kennicott's Collation of the Hebrew pardon for past offences, keeps up an ab- Text of the Bible, to ibe End of the solute authority over her during the rest Year 1768, the following Letter, we of the piece.
hope, respecting the Collation and Core The elder Belfeld pursuing Lucy Wa- rection of the English Text, will not ters, with whom he is highly exasperated, be thought an improper Supplement. the puts herself under the protection of Philip, who leads her into his father's To the Rev. the Vice Chancellor, and the carem. Belfield offering to enter by
other Delegates of the Clarendon Press. force, Philip opposes him ; they fight; НЕ
Bible lately Ironsides, who entering at the same time don Press thinks it his duty, now that he with Paterson, from another part of the bas completed the whole in a course of Atage, parts them. Ironfides sets before between three and four years close appli. his nephew the baseness of his conduct cation, to make his report to the Delegates in such reproachfol terms, that Paterson of the manner in which that work has is again obliged to interpose.
been executed ; and hopes for their apThe obligation Sir Benjamin was un probation. der to young Belfeld could not restrain In the first place, according to the inhim from preferring the elder brother to atructions he received, the folio edition of the younger for a son-in-law, and Sophia 1611, that of 1701, published under the till sopposing him the husband of Vio- direction of Bishop Lloyd, and two Cam. letta, reluctantly confents to her father's bridge editions of a late date, one in choice. Mean while, Paterson meets Quarto, the other in octavo, have been Violetta at Goodwill's cave, and finding carefully collated, whereby many errors fhe is the wife of his friend Andrew, ac- that were found in former editions have quaints her with miss Dove's error, and been corrected, and the text reformed to prevails with her to go immediately with such a standard of purity, as, it is presuhim to Sir Benjamin. She is privately med, is not to be met with in any other introduced to Sophia, who, fet right by edition hitherto extant. ber, determines to expose the villainy of The punctuation has been carefully atthe elder Belfield to the whole company. tended to, not only with a view to preOf her entering, se declares that die has serve the true fenfe, but also to unifor. undoubted intelligence that young Bel- mity, as far as was posible. field is already married, and offers to Frequent recourte has been had to the produce his wife, appealing to his elder Hebrew and Greek Originals; and as on brother to give his opinion on lo iniqui- other occasions, lo with a special regard to tous a proceeding. The confusion and the words not expressed in the original anger of young "Belfield on this charge, language, but which oor translators have is interrupted by the penitence of his thought fit to insert in Italics, in order to brother; whose conscience is awakened make out the sense after the English idiby the force of this appeal. He owns om, or 10 preserve the connexion. And bis situation, and declares he will in- though Dr. Paris made large corrections Aantly depart in quest of his injured wife, in this particular in an edition published Jan. 1770.
at Cambridge, there still remained many je&ture, where the copies universally failneceffary alterations, which escaped the ed him, as they did in most of the errors Doctor's notice; in making which the E- discovered in bishop Lloyd's edition. In ditor chose not to rely on his own judg. some few instances he confesses himself to ment fingly, but submitted them all to the have been at a loss in finding out the true previous examination of the Select Coni. reference, though the corruption was ma. mittee, and particularly of the principal nifest in the want of any the most diftant of Hertford College, and Mr. Profeffor resemblance between the passages compaWheeler. A list of the above alterati. red together. Cases of this sort indeed ons was intended to have been given in to did not often occur; so that a very small the Vice Chancellor at this time, but the number only of the old references are, Editor has not yet found time to make it with the fanction of the Committee, ocompletely out.
mitted, and their places more usefully Conhderable alterations have been made supplied. in the Heads or Contents prefixed to the It had been suggested by the late archChapters, as will appear on inspection; bishop of Canterbury, that an improveand though the Editor is unwilling to en- ment might be inade in the present editilarge upon the labour beitowed by him. ons of the Bible, by taking in a number self in this particular, he cannot avoid ta- of additional references, of which many king notice of the peculiar obligations, useful ones, as he supposed, might be which both himself and the public lie un. furnished from other editions referred to der to the Principal of Hertford College, by him, and particularly from a Scotch Mr. Griffith of Pembroke College, Mr. edition, of which the present vice chanWheeler, Poetry Professor, and the late cellor was kind enough to lend a copy. Warden of New College, so long as he The references found in it, which were lived to bear a part in it; who with a indeed very nunerous, having been seveprodigious expence of time, and inex. rally turned to and examined, such of pressible fatigue to themselves, judicioully them were selected as the Editor judged corrected and improved the rude and iin- most pertinent, together with others, that perfect draughts of the Editor.
occurred from his own reading and obThe running titles at the top of the co- fervation. In doing this he has endealumns in each page, how trifling a circum- voured to keep clear of mere fanciful al. Itance soever it may appear, required no lufions, of which too many presented small degree of thought and attention. themselves in the before-named Scorch
Many of the proper names being left edition ; and to adhere as near as possible untranslated, whose etymology was to the plan marked out in the former cessary to be known, in order to a more collection made by bishop Lloyd ; pointperfeět comprehension of the allusions in ing out such paffuges chiefly, where the the text, the tranflation of them, under fame history or the same name were introthe inspection of the above named Com- duced, the same matter treated of, or mittee, has been for the benefit of the un- sentiment expressed, or at least where palearned supplied in the margin.
rallels might fairly be drawn ; and someSome obvious and material errors in times where a similar use of a particular the chronology have been considered and word or expression tended to illustrate the rectified.
application of it, on another occasion. The marginal references, even in bishop The number of references being thus Lloyd's bible, had in many places suffer: augmented considerably, the collection ed by the inaccuracy of the prefs ; fuble- upon the whole will, it is hoped, be requent editions had copied those Errata, garded as useful in the light of a com. and added many others of their own ; so cordance, material as well as verbal, al. that it became absolutely necessary to turn
ways at hand. to and compare the leveral passages ; In this state the Quarto copy was sent which has been done in every single in- to press; and the first proofs carefully stance, and by this precaution several false collated with the copy, both text and references brought to light, which would margin ; after which the second proofs otherwise have passed unsuspected. It were again read, and generally speaking, has been the care of the editor to rectify the third likewise; not to mention the these, as far as he could, by critical con. frequent revisions of proofs besides, which
ze common in correcting the press. This publications. A large majority constant. proved indeed a very tirelome and tedious ly joined with adminutration in the houte, ak; but was not more than was ablo- anú the attempts of oppolition were allutely neceilary in order to attain the de. ways so unsuccessful, that the very name gree of accuracy that was wished. A of opposition began to die away, when particular attention was required with the unexpecter appearance of Mr. Wilkes Tripect to the figures belonging to the as a candidate for the city of London at saginal seferences, where eriors were the general e ection kindled a Hame of coolinually creeping in after a manner popular fpirit through the whole king. that would appear highly attonishing to dom, thai blazed with uncommon vehe. thok, who have never been concerned in mence, and seemed too powerful for all Currecting multitudes of figures, as they the itate engines of the ministry to extincame from the press.
guilh. When the Quarto Mheets were printed In reality nothing could be more weak, off
, the forms were lengthened out in or- more ridicuioutly 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 to jumbled man: at a time when he was almoit fortogeiber, and luch confusion introduced gotten, Lord T. and his adherents found by mitplacing the references, and mistak- him no inconfiderable inítrument, 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 butineis of government, uition of almost the same 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 hiin Ding titles anew, as had been used before. with becoming fortitude the moment he Buż the editor thinks he has just reason appeared in public, and appeared too as a to congratulate himlelf on the opportu- candidate to represent the metropolis in sity hereby given him of discovering and parliament; he was then labouring un. correcting some few trivial inaccuracies, der a writ of outlawry, had been forsawhich in spite of all his vigilance had er ken by his late friends, and was no less caped his notice in the Quarto edition. So distressed in his private circumstances, that the Folio edition is rendered by this than embarrassed in his public character. somewhat the more perfect of the two, Actuated by motives of this nature, and therefore more fit to be recommend Mr. Wilkes came over froin France a
few days before the election for the city The editor humbly hopes this account of London, and, 10 the unspeakable altos of his proceedings will not be unaccepta- nishment of every reasonable man in the ble to the board; and will think his time kingdom, declared his intention of beand pains not ill bestowed, if he Mall coming a candidate. The only encouhave lucceeded in his defire of giving la- ragement upon which he took this resolulistaćtion to those who honoured him with tion, was the promise of allistance which the employment, and of contributing in he received from a few merchants in the any wile io God's honour, and the pub- city, who poflibly were delirous of ren
dering themselves confpicuous by an opHertford College, B. BLAYNEY. position to government, or really thought Oct. 25, 1769.
that Mr. Wilkes's quarrel with the duke The History of Party during the present therefore by choosing him, they would
of G. could never be made up, and that Reign. Continued from p. 724.
be certain of a vigilant oblerver upon the Otwithstanding the industry which conduct of the ministry. Be their mosupplant the ins, and the popularity which ceeded very judiciously in the execution they laboured to acquire by supporting a of their delign. They gave out in every man, whom they reprelented a martyr in place, that Mr. Wilkes was certain of the glorious cause of freedom, places were succeeding, that the livery of London found more convincing, than the utmolt were continually offering him their voienergy of their reasoning, and pensions of ces, and even propoled very considerable nye weight than the severelt of their wagers, that he would upon the poll have
ed for a itandard copy.,