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Devotion; or, of the Third and fourth 239. For, in his passage to the next - Orders: The seventh is on Government; world, neither his father, nor his mo
or, on the Military Class: The eighth on ther, nor his wife, nor his fon, nor bis Judicature, and on Law, private and kinsmen, will remain in his company:
criminal : The ninth on the Commercial his virtue alone will adhere to him. 1 and Servile Classes : The tenth on the 240. Single is each man born; single 7 Mixed Classes, and on Times of Distress: he dies ; fingle he receives the reward of
The eleventh is on Penance and Expia- his good, and single the punishment of s tion: And the twelfth on Transmigra- his evil deeds: tion and Final Beatitude.
~ 241. When he leaves his corse like a We proceed to extract some passages log or a lump of clay on the ground, his from these chapters, in their order, ac- · kindred retire 'with averted faces; but cording as we shall judge them most his virtue accompanies his soul. likely to gratify curiofity, making such 242. Continually, therefore, by deremarks as the occasion may suggest, grees, let him collect virtue, for the sake and distinguishing the commentary of of securing an inseparable companion; Culluca by Italic characters, as directed since with virtue for his guide, he will by the translator.
traverse a gloom, how hard to be traIn the Chapter on Education we have versed ! the following regulations, which prove 243. A man, habitually virtuous, the universality of the practice of giving whose offences have been expiated by denames soon after the birth; and thew votion, is instantly conveyed after death also, that Mr Shandy's prepossessions to the higher world, with a radiant form and antipathics were founded in a natu- and a body of ethereal substance." ral prejudice.
(To be continued.) 30. Let the father perform, or if abfent, cause to be performed, on the tenth A Mathematical and Philosophical Diffiona or twelfth day after the birth, the cere- ary : containing an Explanation of the mony of giving a name ; or on some for.
Terms, and an account of the several tunate day of the moon, at a lucky hour,
Subje&ts, comprised under the Heads of Ma and under the infuence of a ftar with
thematics, Altronomy, and Philofop by both good qualities.
Natural and Experimental : with an 31. The first part of a Brahmen's
Historical Account of the Rise, Progress, compound name should indicate holiness; and Present State of theje Sciences; also Me of a Chatriya's, power; of a Vaisya's
moirs of the Lives and Writings of the wealth; and of a Sadra's, contempt.
most eminent Authors, both Ancient and 32. Let the second part of the priest'o
Modern, who by their Discoveries or ImDame imply prosperity; of the soldier's, provements have contributed to the Adpreservation; of the merchant's, nourish vancement of them. In Two Volumes. ment; of the servant's, humble attend.
With many Cuts and Copperplates.
By Charles Hutton, LL. D. F. R. SS. The names of women should
of London and Edinburgh, and of the 33. be agrecable, foft, clear, captivating the
Philosophical Societies of Haarlem and fancy, auspicious, ending in long vowels,
America ; and Professor of Mathema
tics in the Royal Military Academy, resembling words of benediction." The reader's fagacity will have already
Woolwich. 4to. Johnson and Robine pointed out to him, that the local pbrafes
fons. in the 31st law are explained in the 32d, AMONG the Dictionaries of Arts and and are meant to distinguish the four Sciences which have been published of great Cafts, or Classes of the Hindus. late years, in various parts of Europe,
“ 160. ALL THAT DEPENDS ON ANO- as the learned Author jusly observes, it THER, GIVES PAIN; AND ALL THAT is matter of surprise, that philosophy and DEPENDS ON HIMSELF, GIVES PLEA. mathematics should have been so far o. SURE; let him know this to be, in few verlooked, as not to be worthy of a fe. words, the definition of pleasure and parate treatise. With a view to accompain.”
plish this object, Dr Hutton has now preo, 238. Giving no pain to any creature, sented the Public with such a Lexicon, let him collect virtue by degrees, for the of a moderate size and price, in which sake of acquiring a' companion to the the conftituent parts and technical ternas next world, as the white apt by degrees' of philosophy and mathematics, with the kuilds his nest.
modern discoveries and improvements VOL.LVIII .
in them, are explained in a lucid and ty's lodgings, afterwards at Dr Wilkins's ample manner. The work is alphabe- apartments in Wadham College, and, tically interspersed with interesting me upon his removal, in the lodgings of Mr moirs of the lives and characters of the Robert Boyle; while those gentlemen most eminent men, both ancient and who remained in London continued modern, who have distinguished them- their meetings as before.
The greater felves in the cultivation and improve- part of the Oxford Society coming to ment of the arts and sciences, and their London about the year 1659, they met several writings enumerated at the end once or twice a-week in Term-time at of each memoir. Also regular historical Gresham College, till they were disperdetails of the origin, progress, and pre- fed by the public distractions of that sent state of the feveral branches of the year, and the place of their meeting was sciences, and of the several inventions in made a quarter for foldiers. Upon the the arts, which will be found particu• Restoration, in 1660, their meetings were larly curious and gratifying to the inqui- revived, and attended by many gentle fitive mind. Where the explication of men, eminent for their character and the subject would be necessarily diffufive, learning. a reference is given to the best authors “ They were at length noticed by the who have treated upon it profeffedly, government, and the king granted them thereby preventing the work from being a charter, first the 13th of July 1663, too prolix, or swollen to an inconvenient then a more ample one the 22d of April bulk. A work of this fort cannot easily 1663, and thirdly the 8th of April 1669 ; be analyzed; but, as a specimen of the by which they were erected into a corpomanner in which it is executed, we shall ration, consisting of a prefident, council, and transcribe an article where the outs or fellows, for promoting natural knowledge, plates are not concerned. Indeed thc and endued with various privileges and fubjects are multifarious and important; authorities. to select would virtually be to present all. “ Their manner of electing members
“ ROYAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND---is is by balloting; and two-thirds of the an academy or body of persons, fupposed members present are necessary to carry to be eminent for their learning, inftitu. the election in favour of the candidate. ted by King Charles the IId, for promo- The council consists of 22 members, iiting natural knowledge.
cluding the president, vice-president, * This once illuftrious body origina- treasurer, and two secretaries ; ten of ted from an afsembly of ingenious men, which go out annually, and ten new residing in London, who, being inquifi- members are elected instead of them, all tive into natural knowledge, and the new chosen on St Andrew's day. They had and experimental philosophy, agreed, a formerly also two curators, whole bufibout the year 1645, to meet weekly on ness it was to perform experiments be. a certain day, to discourse upon such fore the Society. fubjects. These meetings, it is said, were “ Each member at his admision, fub. suggested by Mr Theodore Haak, a na- scribes an engagement, that he will entive of the Palatinate in Germany;
and deavour to promote the good of the Sothey were held sometimes at Dr God- ciety; from which he may be freed at dard's lodgings in Wood-street, fome- any time, by signifying to the prefident times at a convenient place in Cheapfide, that he defires to withdraw. and sometimes in or near Grelham Col. “ The charges are five guineas paid to lege. This affembly seems to be that the treasurer at admiffion; and one fuilmentioned under the title of the Invisi- ling per week, or 528. per year, as long ble, or Philosophical College, by Mr Boyle, as the person continues a member; or, in some letters written in 1646 and 1647. in lieu of the annual subscription, a comAbout the years 1648 and 1649, the position of 25 guineas in one payment. company which formed these meetings “ The ordinary meetings of the Sobegan to be divided, some of the gentle. ciety are once a-week, from November men removing to Oxford, as Dr Wallis, till the end of Trinity-term the next and Dr Goddard, where, in conjunction summer. ' At first, the meeting was from with other gentlemen, they held meet three o'clock till fix afternoon. Afterings also, and brought the study of na- wards, their meeting was from six to see tural and experimental philosophy into ven in the evening, to allow more time fashion there; meeting first in Dr Pet- for dinner, which continued for a long
feries of years, till the hour of meeting tal Philofophy: this reward, which is was removed, by the present president now changed to a gold medal, is the to between eight and nine at night; that highest honour the Society can beftow; gentlemen of fashion, as was alledged, and it is conferred on St Andrew's day: might have the opportunity of coming but the communications of late years to attend the meetings after dinner. have been thought of so little importance,
“ Their desire is to “ make faithful that the prize medal remains sometimes records of all the works of nature or art, for years undisposed of. which come within their reach ; so that “ Indeed this once very respectable the prefent, as well as after ages may be Society, now.consisting of a great pro
enabled to put a mark on errors which portion of honorary members, who do 2 have been strengthened by long prefcrip. not usually communicate papers; and ution; to restore truths that have been many scientific members being discoura. a long neglected; to push those already ged from making their usual communis s known to more various uses; to make cations, by what is deemed the present * the way more paffable to what remains arbitrary government of the Society ; the ts unrevealed, &c.'
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POR THE SCOTS MAGAZINE.
TO MY LOVE.
Much more than I'll can e'er repay,
That is worth thy acceptapce, say?
I've nothing now to call minc own,
uas all the wealth I had, Is now from me for ever down. Flown unto thee, fair beauteous maid;
I no enjoyment now can find, Save when i gaze upon thee, laid
Exadly featur'd in my mind : But when I see thee really near,
My throbbing breast can scarce contain ; Confus'd and aukward I appear,
I feal a moment's pleasing pain.
Tho' at the time, I wish'd 'em o'er ;
In preference to the prefent hour. Oh, when I think upon thy state!
Which is superior far to mine Insensibly, I curse my fate,
For having nought to equal thine. But this, how vain ? I'll try a mode,
The most effective, you'll agree, 'Tis to forget yout-Gracious God!
I ask fufficient strength of Thee. For Thou, and only Thou alone,
Canst soothe the tumult in my breast; Do but command it to be gene, And Araight my bosom shall have rest.
OH, frown not, Julia ; never will I more,
Force on thine ear the tender tale of love; I would but warn thee, that with fullen roar, Thc threat'ning storm already fhakes the
grove. I come to help thee, drive thy Theep to fold ;
Though much I love, I court not thy disThe tender tale of love is yet untold,
But the rough tempest rages o'er the plain, The duft in whirlwinds violates the sky,
Already see the forked lightnings glare, The scattered birds in wild amazement fly, “ And horror broods upon the troubled
air." Ah think not on thy flock, but haste away,
And seek for safety in yon sheltering grove ! Still, ftill thou pantest ; with thee I will stay, Shield thee from danger, but not speak
love. Heed not the thunder! with thee I'll remain ;
My lovely Julia, there's no danger here; Soon will the troubled sky be calm again,
And I will lilent vanish with thy fear. Yet ftill thou tremblest in my circling armas !
Oh fear not, Julia, I will quit thy lide; Uncheck'd I gaze in rapture on thy charms,
And terror gives me what thy love denied. Chase not away the fond delufive joy, Still thus enfold thy trembling hand in
mine, Tho' the calm sky each tender bliss defroy. Bids mac despair, add svery hope regs.