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European Magazine,

A N D

LONDON REVIEW;

CONTAINING THE
LITERATURE, HISTORY, POLITICS, ARTS

MANNERS, and A MUSE MENTS of the AGE.
By the PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY of LONDON,

For JUN E, 1786.
[Embellished with, 1. A Striking Likeness of WILLIAM HAYLEY, Esq.. engraved by

Holloway. And 2. A View of Holme, in HEREFORDSHIRE, the Seat of the Rt. Hong
the EARL of SURREY.]

CONTAINING
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An Account of the Writings of William By David Samwell, Surgeon of the Dir.
Hayley, Esq.
385 covery

427 Anecdotes of George Robert Fitzgerald Journal of the Proceedings of the Third and Timothy Breckpock *388—392

Seffion of the Sixteenth Parliament of The Character of Eudoxus. By Dr. Co- Great-Bricain : including Lords Delignon

393

bates on Stourbridge Canal Bill--Surplus, Meditation upon a Stage Play—and on a or New Sinking Fund Bill ---Speaker's

Pedigree Scene in a Nobleman's House 395 Address to His Maje:ty on presenting Two Letters by Mr. Boswell, in Answer Surplus Bill

43° to Two Charges brought against his -Commons; including Debates on Mi

* Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides' - 397 litia Bill-Captain M‘Bride's Motion Particulars relative to the Nature and Cul- respecting Captains of the Navy-New

toms of the Indians of North-America. Sinking Fund Bill-Fortifications
By Mc Richard M'Caufland, Surgeon to Perfumery Bill-India. Bill-Green-
the King's, or Eighth Reg. of Foot

land Finery Bill Wine Duty Bible A Mother and no Mother; or, The Liti

Enquiry into the Rohilla War-East. gated Child. An Anecdote

400

India Company's Petition for increasing The Royal Interview : a singular Anec- their Capital Stock-Mr. Hastings's dote of Benevolence 401 Conduct to Cheyt Sing at Benares

433 Obfervations on the Manners, Customs, Poetry; including Parsops' Ode to Sleep

Dress, Agriculture, &c. of the Japanese Ode to Indolence, by— Merry, Ely.--
[concluded]

ib. Horace, Book II. Ode 16. Orium Divos, Exay on the Rise and Progress of Che. : &c. imitated by Mr. Hastings:--Ser.net mistry (concluded]

404

addressed to Miss Seward-Ode for Elogy on the Country Life. By M. Mercier 407 His Majesty's Birth-Day, written by

"Mr. Warton, &c. &c.
The London Review with Anecdotes

452
Theatrical Journal : including Prologue on
of Authors.

the Death of Mr. Henderson-Prologue Dr. Done's Sermons'

409

on the Opening of the Hay-Market Tales of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Cen- Theatre, June 9.-Fable of the Wi. turies 420 dow's Vow, &c.

457 Dr. Cooper's Consolation to the Mourner 422 || Political State of the Nation and of EuFarewell Odes for the Year 1786. By rope for June, 1786. No. XXVIII. 453

Peter Pindar, Esq. and a Variety of other Foreign Intelligence, Country News, Monthly
new Publications

425

Chronicle, Barometer and Thermometer, Narrative of the Death of Capt. Cook. Prices of Stocks, Grain, &c.

398

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS to CORRESPONDENTS.
P. Quarri's Paper was sent as he directed, on his first requisition.
The political Paper recommended by Sommers is inadmiffible.
We are obliged to G. H. for his offer.

Many Letters are received and are under confideration, but we must defer our particala Answers to them to a future Time.

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AVER AGE PRICES of CORN, from June 12, to June 17, 1786.

Wheat Rye Barl. Oats Beans COUNTIES upon the COAST. s. d. s. ds. ds. ds. d.

Wheat Rye Barl. Oats Bee. London 4 313 012 313 Ellex

82

13 1 COUNTIES INLAND.

Suffolk

4 Oj2 Middlesex

92 5.2 03 . 4 4.0 92 613 8

Norfolk

4 42

102 4.2 Surry 4 92 44 7 Lincoln

4

2 112 Hertford 4 210 03 10 2

York

313

4 1113 Bedford

12
3 10 2
9.2 72

9
Durham
5 4.4 23 1 2

64 Cambridge

3 102
90 02 03

Northumberl.4 3 412
Huntingdon 4 оо оо
13 Cumberland 5

93 North ımpton 4

513
6
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92 6.4

Westmorld. 6
Rutland

44

5'2 34 4 100 3 100

Lancashire 5 7,0 Leicester

03

62
4 10 3
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514 4 Cheshire

5 6'0 013

0 Nottingh.m 4 103

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Monmouth

5
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90 5 70

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4 9 Somerset

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72 Silap 5 23 93 10 2 15 10

Cornwall

5

013 Hereford

52 30 0 3 10 3 OO Dorset

5 S, Worculier

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8 2 84 10 5

oo 2 95 5 Hants Warwick

4 70 02 11 2 63 4 710 02 44 Sutlex

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4 3 Gloucester

34 5 74 7 Kent 4 1,0 2

82

32 Wilts

12 7.4 7 Berks

4
60

WALES, June 5, to June 10, 1736.

IO 2 84 Oxford

4 5,0 12 11 2 10'4. 5 North Wales 5 54 413 52 1149 Bucks

4
9,2 92 64 South Wales

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STATE of the BAROMETER and THERMOMETER.
M AY,

19-29 - 73

60 E. 20-_-29 88

65

N. BAROMETER. THERMOM, Wind.

21-29
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65
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61 30--30 30

70
24-29 78

70
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18
66 N.E.

25-29 80 JUNE,

26--30 02

71 1-30 30 58

27-29

82 3-30 35

58 4-30 18

69 5-30 29

PRICE of STOCKS,
72

N.
31
67
N.

June 28, 1786.
7--30
23
6o
N. Bank Stock,

New S. S. Ann.
08
56 N.N.E.

New

4 per Cent. India Slock, 9-29 79

56 E. N. E, 1777, 92 3-8ths 10-2971

53

E. N. E. 5 perCent. Ann. 1785, India Bonds, 70s.
11-29
80

Thut
57
N.N.E.

prem. I 2-29 85

68

E. 3 per Cent. Bank red. New Navy and Vių. 72 7-8chs a 73

Bills 13--29 84 65

E.

3 per Ct Cons. Thut Long Ann. Mut 14--29 54

65

E.

74 ) for open 10
15—29
81

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67
E.N.E.
3 per Cent. 1726,

1777,
75
66

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3 per Cent. 1751, 17-29 74

60

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AN ACCOUNT OF THE WRITINGS OF WILLIAM HAYLEY, Esq.

[ With an ELEGANT ENGRAVING of him. ] THIS gentleman has afforded so much Thou tender Saint, to whom he owes much

entertainment to the public, and his works have been so universally read and ap- Than ever child to parent ow'd before ! plauded, that we feel fome satisfaction in In life's first season, when the fever's flame. being able to gratify the wishes of his nu- Shrunk to deformity his shrivell’d frame, merous admirers, who have, hy various ap- And turn'd each fairer image in his brain plications, solicited us to present them with a To blank confusion and her crazy train, portrait of him.

'Twas thine, with constant love, thro'. 'The life of a recluse author seldom affords ling'ring years, incident, and that of Mr. Hayley, perhaps, To bathe thy idiot orphan in thy tears ; less than most other wri:ers. We shall Day after day, and night succeeding night, therefore, on the present occasion, confine To turn incessant to the hideous right, ourselves to his works, from which we pro. And frequent watch, if haply at thy view fels to draw the only circumstances relating Departed reason might not dawn anew. to bim, which are either important, or Tho' medicinal art with pitying care which we can communicate with any degree Cou'd lend no aid to save thee from despair, of confidence.

Thy fond maternal heart adher'd to hope Sussex has the honour of ranking Mr.

and prayer : Hayley among its worthies, and Eaton of Nor pray'd in vain; thy child from pow'rs having given him the rudiments of his educa- above tion. His infancy was marked with misery, Receiv'd the sense to feel and bless thy love, and but for the attention of an affectionate. O might be thence receive the happy skill, mother, he had probably gone to the grave And force proportion'd to his ardent will, unknown. To this excellent parent he has With Truth's unfading radiance to emblaze addressed the following invocation, which we Thy virtues, worthy of immortal praise ! are happy to select, as well as an evidence of

Nature, who deck'd thy form with Beauty's an extraordinary fact, as a proof of filial

flowers, piety and gratitude:

Exhausted ou thy soul her finer powers ; O THOU fond Spirit, who with pride haft Taught it with all her energy to feel smil'd,

Love's melting softness, friendship's fervid zeal, And frown'd with fear on thy poetic child,

The generous purpose, and the active thought, Pleas'd, yet alarm’d, when in his boyith time

With charity's diffusive spirit fraughts He sigh'd in numbers, or be laugh'd in

There all the best of mental gifts the plac'd, rhyme ;

Vigour of judgment, purity of taste, While thy kind cautions warn'd him to be. Superior parts without their spleenful leaven, ware

Kindness to earth, and confidence in Heaven, Of penury, the Bard's perpetual snare ;

While my fond thoughts o'er all thy merits Marking the early temper of bis foul,

roll, Careless of wealth, nor fit for base controul : Thy praise thus gushes from my filial soul;

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