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For, to us, they seem to intimate, as if the earth both heated, anand enlightned itfelf.

si dgeerd olla tud asijimtix9 sdi og The poem concludes with that old, and often refuted, objec. tion to Divine Wisdom, the immense quantity of water in our globe. His anfwer enumerates many of the advantages derived to man from this seeming (operabundance of that element. This was a glorious theme for a poetical imagination., What fine things might not have been said on the Rainbow, the Clouds, and Ri

vers ? but the Reader will be disappointed who expects to find #arthe Speciosa Miracula in our

Author's performances which, upon the whole, is even less replete with Poetry, than with Argument.

XVIII. The Mirrour. A Comedy. In three A&ts. With the Author's Life, and an Account of the Alterations. 8vo. ts. Scott.

The Author, whose life is here given, and from whole writings the Mirrour is now taken, is Thomas Randolph, A M.and

Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; a Gentleman no less - eminent for his wit than his learning. He lived about the be

ginning of the last century, and if Fate had prolonged his days,

he would probably have equalled any of his cotemporaries in the tis Vis Comica, as he certainly furpassed most of them in the variety,

and smoothness of his versification. We always read the Muses

Looking-Glass (for fo Randolph intitled his Comedy), with fatis- Ufa&tion. It is an Ethic Drama ; wherein the opposite extremes An of several virtues, exemplified in the most extravagant charac1E ters, are brought upon the stage. We do not, however, pretend

to fay, that such allegorical exhibitions are proper subjects for the comic Muse. Randolph has introduced into his scenes the extremes of Courtesy, Fortitude, Temperance, Liberality, Magnificence, Meekness, Truth, "Cleanliness, Modesty, Jatice, and Ur. banity, under Greek names expreffive of those vices; Colax, or the Flatterer, with great propriety, making one person in every scene.

From these the Editor of the Mirrour has only selected the extremes w of Courtesy. Porticude. Temperance, Magnanimity, Meekness,

Truth, and Justice, tho' some of the others afford as much truth of character, and from their familiar pature, as well as from the wit which Randolph has bestowed on them, seem equally appropriated to the fock. Besides, in the Looking Glass there are two of the narrow-fould Enthusiasts of chose days, who

* Mr. Cibber, in his Lives of the Poets, as well as this Editor, says, that he died in his 29th year; but in the frontispiece of the edi. tion of his Works, published by his brother, Robert Randolph of Chrift-church college, our Poet is said to have died in the 27th year of his age; a circumstance thac does honour to Mr. Randolph's memory: when we confider the merit of his writings, and the youth of the writer.

having the Players for their customers, are, on this considerations chiefly prevailed upon, though with great difficulty, to fit the play out. Instead of these persons, who from their cant, and peculiar obfervations, are not a little diverting, our Author has introduced one, whom he calls a Gentleman ; yet who, in the first scene, is injudiciously made to adopt some of the sentiments of one of Randolph's Saints. Moreover, this Gentleman goes off with the first act, and never appears again ; whereas Randolph's Fanaticks every now and then entertain the Reader with fome of their precife jargon; and, in the last scene, are made converts to the entertainment of the Drama. This, indeed, is paying too great a compliment to the Mufes Looking Glass ; had the Poet rather represented them when the curtain drop

peet, oas more disgusted at the stage, on account of its moral exhibitions, (for Enthusiasts were always foes to morality) it would have been much more in character. 11 By what our Author has omitted of Randolph's, and the very little he has added of his own, the five acts of the originaltare fhrunk to three in the alteration. . A good Critic has, indeed, ub--ferved, that though the number of acts is limited, by the antients, to five, yet, theres is nothing in the nature of things to hinder the Dramatic Poet from reducing their number. The only fenfible rule in this case, is, that the work be a compleat and regular whole ;, and of length sufficient to entertain an audi. ence for an eveninge Bat whether, either the Mufes Looking Glass, or the Mirroür, would answer this end, those who preside at the theatrical helm are to determine; at the same time permit us to say, that such moral scenes are more worthy to be revived

than the gross and unnatural exhibitions of the Humorous > Lieutenant.

201 cres man ADDENDA to the POLITICAL.

XIX. A further Address to the Public. Containing genuine copies of all the letters which passed between A-B-g, and the S -ry of the A

ty; from the time of his sufpenfion, to the 25th of October last, &c. 8vo. I s. Lacy, &c. 9. In behalf of the Admiral; complaining of ill usage, particularly

since his confinement. "XX." A modest Remonftrance to the Public. Occafioned by the number of papers and pamphlets published about Admiral Bynes is neither a remonftrance, nor any thing else ;-but an odd

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fion, 234

mond, 55

A

Alfred, King of England, cha-
BDICATION, how it may "racterized, 583.
destroy hereditary fuccef- ALGEBRA, encomium on, and

ftudy of, recommended, 501.
ABSTRACTION, what, si. ALLIANCES, foreign, infuffi.
ABUFFODE, mountains of, proofs ciently considered, 259. "
of the deluge, 486.

ALPs, Pope's fimile of, vindicat-
ABYSS, central, hypothesis con- ed, 54. Whether the thought
cerning, 593-589.

was not borrowed from Drum-
Addison, his jealousy of Pope's

poetical merit, 56. Remarks AMERICA, an attempt to vindia

upon his writings, 66–69. cate the conduct of the late
ADDRESSES to the throne, vin. Ministry, in regard to, 296.

dicated from the charge of be- ANACHARSIS, observation of to
ing unconstitutional, 518. Or

Solon, 669..
indecent; 51g. Shewn to be ANNUITIBS for lives, scheme to
neceffary, 520:

ascertain the value of, 370
ÆTNA, an eruption of, 374? 372,4
ÆTHER, Newton's account of, ANTIMONIAL wine, an instance

466. Its exiftence proved, 467. * of uncommon effects of, 391.

The fame with electricity, ib. ANTINOE, now called Abade,
AMILIUS, the Roman General, fome account of, 485. Abounds

his bravery at the battle of with antiquities, ibid.

Cannæ, 669. His death, ibid. ARABS, often dangerous to curi-
AIR, anatomical directions for ous travellers, 257. Theirman-
>proving the non exiftence of ner of living, and form of go.
in the thorax, 392, seq.

vernment, in Egypt, 359-361.
Aix, city of, and country round, Malice and superstition of, in
some account of; 458.

destroying antique monuments,
ALEXANDER, tomb of, not at

prefent discoverable, 349. ARGUMENTS, the fame osed by
ALEXANDRIA,enquiry concern- the Hutchinfonians to defend,

ing, 2 49. Antient description as by. Infidels to overthrow,
of, and curiosities found near, Cbriftianity, 80.
314, feq. Whethersprung from ARIANISM, what, and how pre-
the ruins of Memphis, 347. valent, -570, 572.
Modern, described, 349, feq. ARITHMETICIANS, political, apt
Impofts on ftrangers, 350. By to assume uncertain data, 369.
whom inhabited, 351.

Ass, fondling upon his matter,
ALEPPO, "character of, by the fable of, applied to a late poe-

Arabians, 135. Description of, tical address to Mr. Secretary
*136-140. Inhabitants, num-

Pitt, 653
ber, dress, and manner of liv ASTRONOMICAL observations,
ing, 142-144. Very ignorant advantage of taking the mean
in literature, 145. Ceremonies

of a number of, 279.
observed in marriages and bu. ASTRONOMY, ftudy of, enlarges
rials there, ibid. 146... the mind, 236.

ATHA

492.

STOM.

22.

ATHANASIUS, censure of, 81. On Books, without experience, of
what account, fce CHRYŞ0-

dittle avait in furgery, 514

Bower, Archibald, his account
ATHENA'Ns, how enslaved, 27.1. of his escape from Macerata,

Their inattention to affairs, an improbable and inconfiftent
267, feq. Their vepality, 269. tale, 91. The letters faid to be

Their luxury, 270, feq, written by him to Father Shel-
ATMOSPHERE, horizontal, cause don, denied by him upon dath,

of the colour of the clouds at 92. His affidavit, sworn in the

fun-rising and sun-setting, 384, court of King's-bench, 190.
AUSTIN, the first Roman millio- An attempt to vindicate his
nary sent into Britain, bis con-

conduct, 311,
duét and success, 573, feq,

BRIDGES, antient, in Egypt, deg
AUTHORS, instances of some hav.

de

fcription of, 257
ing excelled in more than one Britis

British church, its independen-
species of writing, 43, feq. cy on the fee of Rome affert.
Ought not to depend on a ed, 571. Seized upon as an
friend's opinion of their works, appendage, 574
84. Of credit, not to be rafhly BRIXTANUS, Marcus Marinus,
charged with publishing false- some account of his writings,

hoods, 246. Military 402, feq.
AZORA, fuperior of a convent of Brown, Dr. William, negligent

learned ladies, in the wilds of in his arithmetical calculations,
Stanmore, described, 600,

35-30

, Nores. Cenfured for
B

injustice, 344
BALLANCE of Power, absolutely BUNCLE, Joba, his chara&ter,

necessary to be kept up.in Eu- 603, seq.
rope, 212, feq. No new pro. BURCOTT-LODGE, the abode of
ject, but as old as Q.Elizabeth's a society of learned ladies, or
time, at the least, 214,

protestant nunnery, described,
BAROMETER, cause of rising and
falling, 366.

BUXTOR FS, their concordance,
BAThing, warm, practised by character of, 23. Errors in, rec.

the ancients in critical diseases, tified by Mr. Taylor, ibid.

204. Recommended by some Byng, Admiral, instructions to,
1.5 moderns, ibid.

297. Letter from, to the Se-
BATTLe of the Bridges, see Pesa. cretary of the Admiralty, 419,
Beds, characterised, 583. seq. Vindication of, ibid.-
BENTLEY, a rough criticiser of

422:
o Milton, 654, And no poet, ib.

с
B1$HOR of London preaches from CAMEL5, manner of their paffing

a horfe.litter, 580, feg. A Bi- rivers with loads, 496.

shop esteemed equal to a King, CAIRO, situation of; 354. De-
3581. Bishops direct the con- [cription of, and curiofities in,
duct of the Judges, 584,

-355-358.
BLEEDING, absurd directions for, CALASSIO's Concordance, where-
****423. si

in faulty, 23.
BOLINGBROKE, Lord, an enemy CANNÆ, battle at, 662–666.

to natural religion, &0. Cen Canon, of the New Testament,
fured, 175

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ed, a good one, 147148. CHURCH, when it began to in
an Observations upon it, ib.

corporate with the state581.
CANONIZATION of a Saint at Parish churches, when, and how
in Rome, vast expence of, 618. erected, 682. AWAT
CARDINALS, ceremony observed Civil Liberty, what, 226. How
in the Consistory, at Rome, at

fecured, 227

For
sa their promotion, 6.18. Rank of Civil Power, how limited, 221,
9d not in the same estimation now

16 - 224, 226, 236.10 Whe.
opas formerly, 620.

to ure ther a state may deliver up to
CARNIVAL, at Florence, defcrip- the enemy one of its innocent
tion of, 461,

Bubnog

soil members, 230,--232. TEUA
CARTHUSIAN Monks, fome ac- "CLOUDS, colours of, accounted
count of their establishment,

81523bae Run
-- sand manner of living, 457, Cneph,explanation of that word,

CATECHISM, the Assembly's,
to laid to have contributed great- COCHINEAL Mestique, whence

ly to promote the cause of infi- procured, and how prepared,
peu delity, 315.1

623, Note. Folatzo a Bres
Caro, Addison's tragedy of, cri- Codicil, what it is, and wherein
ticism upon, 66.

it differs from a testament, as
CATULLUS, his Atys praised, allo how it may become equi-
meno 77 soso Ispiiponiis aid

valent to it, 13, 14:
CAVALRY, and infantry, of mu- Coin, base, how detected, 534.

cual advantage to each other, Colewort, the filver-like ap-
1993 405. sid endal
CAVERNS, remarkable in Egypt,

in Egypt. ys on the leaves of, accounted for,

vispearance of the drops of dew

382, seq.
CHAIN, weight of the links of, Colic, useful premonitions a-
not fufficient

bring them in gainst the use of spirituous I-
to contact, 470.

AL
-392 34704
A native of Africa, ib.

COLOSSAL Figures, description
CHAR R Fifh, in Wales, some ac- of two found near the Nile,
ja count of, 375acbA

488.
-- CHERUB, meaning of that word,

word, COLOURING, one of the most
ep 28, seq.bA short

effential branches of painting,
Earl of, his excel- 164. Requisites for an Author
lent speech against licencing the in treating on that fubje&t, ib.
stage, where to be met with,

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did
19tact

COLOURS, that the Antients pain-
Chinese language, how confi.no ted all their pi&tures with four
-50.tuted and formed, u10.
CHOCOLATE, its culture and goi only

, hewn to be a miltake,

167. Variety of earths and mi-
manufacture, 337-340.

nerals afed as colours, in the
- Christianity, when, and by time of Theophrastus, 169. Re.

whom, first planted in England, tot rected by the clouds at lun-ri-
2 569, seq. alasa

sing, and sun-setting, secount-
van Chrysostom, a marriage ha-
- vizoster, a monkery lover, and a Comer expected in 1757, ae-
by martyr-worshipper, 81. count of, 380.

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