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highly complimented to the Prejudice of his Native Country. I shall set down a Passage of that Learned Man in a Letter to Tycho Brahe, (pag. 24.) wherein he makes a judicious Observation relating to this Subject. Illamque (says he) etfi falfam, pluri“ mis tamen pro vero vulgatam opinionem, tuis mo* numentis, labore & industria refuras, ingenia fcil.

hominum sub hac languente & frigida coeli plaga, “ inertiæ effe a natura damnata. Igitur cum omnes populi ad septentriones publice, & nos privatim

tibi plurimum debeamus; non existimabis, &c."

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VIBIUS SEQUESTER de Fluminibus,

Fontibus, Lacubus, Nemoribus, Paludibus, Montibus, Gentibus , quorum apud Poetas mentio fit. Ex recensione FRANCISCI HESSELII, cum ejufdem Adnotationibus. Roterodami. A. pud Arnoldum Willis

Willis Bibliopolam.
MDCCXI.

That is,
THE NAMES of Rivers, Fountains,

Lakes, Woods, Marshes, Mountains and
Nations, mentioned by the Poets, collected by
VIBIUS SEQUESTER. A new Edition, il-
lustrated with the Notes of FRANCIS
HESSELIUS. Rotterdam. 1711. in 8vo.
pag. 295. Sold by P. Vaillant in the
Strand.

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BOOK of this Nature does not require any

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That this new Edition of Vibius Sequester will be of great Use to understand the Geographical Part of the ancient Poets. What is wanting in the Author is fully supplied by the Learned Notes of Mr. Hesselius, Mr. Reland, and Mr. Claude, Grandson to the famous Minister of that Name. Those, who love to read the Greek and Latin Poets, may consult this Author upon several Occasions, without needing to have recourse to any other Geographical Book.

ARTICLE XXIII,

P A R I S.

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BOOK, containing the opposite Characters of

Men of different Degrees and Conditions, is lately come out.

Le Critique & l' Apologiste sans fard, ou Caracteres opposez dans differens états & conditions. Paris. 1711. in 12mo. pagg. 350.

The Author examines all the Conditions of the Civil Society, and describes the good and bad Characters of each of them. What he says of a Magistrate, who does not mind the Duties of his Office, is expressed in the following Words :

As soon as you come to Vertilas' House, two grau Hunting Dogs fall upon you, but without dois

ing you any Harm. They follow you to the very Door of their Master's Apartment, and will not “ leave you, unless they be turned out by the Ser

vant who shews you the Way. When you ger in. to Vertilas's Room, you find there another Dog

much bigger than the other two. His Name is Favourite, and he lies by his Master's Bed. Which

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Way foever you cast your Eyes in the Apartment,

you see nothing but Guns, Pistols, Swords, Boots, - Sadles, musical Books, and Instruments. Vertilas “ tells you immediately : Where was you Yesterday, " my dear friend, when I sent for you? I gave

a Treat to all ehe Opera, and we had a charm.,

ing Consort. The Italian Musick and the Italian Musicians are mightily cried up. For my own Part, I am for Lully and the French Mufick. The

Italians are quite wrong, and do not affect the
Senses as the French do. We have made a Hunt-

ing Match : Will you come in for one? I have fix “ led Horses the finest in the World. I shall take “ it as a Favour, if you will ride one, and share in

our Diversion. We are already Eight, and design to treat one another by turns, and to hunt toge

What have you to do at Paris ? What Bu. “ finess can hinder you from going with us? I have

won Three hundred Pistoles at Play within these few Days : That Money will serve for our Charges, " and for Powder and Shot.

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* All those who visit Vertilas, are Councs, Marquel“ fes, Courtiers, and Sword-men; for his Porter has “ Orders to let in no Body else. Vertilas has a Confort

of Musick at Home cwice a week, when he is at “ Paris, to which he invites none of his Relations of “ either Sex, but only his Friends who love Mufick " and Instruments, and use to hunt, to play, and to " drink with him ; for he glories in being a hard

Drinker, and is always provided, and takes Care

to provide his Friends with the best Wines. Not " contented to take a Journey into England in “ order to buy Hunting Dogs and Horses, he makes

a Trade of it, and sells them to great Men, who " are well satisfied with him, and commend him “ for his good Taste. All his Domesticks are either “ Huntsinen or Players upon Musical Instruments, or “ well skilled in managing Horses and Dogs. He " will have no other Servants, and overlooks many Faults, when they are thus qualified. 'Tis to

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no Purpose to talk to him of marrying : He will not get a Wife so soon, left she should deprive

him of his Liberty. He knows no better Occupation than Hunting, Gaming, Musick, and good Cheer; and therefore cannot apprehend how any

one can be happy that does not enioy those Plea“ sures. Reading and good Books are no less in“ tolerable to him than the Care of Reckoning withi

his Farmers and Tenants. He wholly depends "' for that upon an old Secretary, formerly a Ser.

vant to his father, and only desires to give a

Receipt for the Money he receives. He has so “ little economy, that he affects to let his Land

at a low Rate, that he may easily find a Far

mer, and have a quick Return of his Money. " He cannot abide the Company of Gown-Men, " and Men of Letters. They were born (says

torment other People : The latter censure your Conduct, and

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you should enjoy any Pleasure : The former ule

all their Industry to make you poor and uneasy, " and talk of nothing but of Law Suits. These are " the Reasons for which Vertilas does not see his “ nearest Relations, who are Men of those two Pro“ fessions : He hates them morrally, because Ten Years ago they forced him to be a Magistrare a

gainst his Will and his Inclination.

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Here follows the opposite Character of a Regular Magistrate,

“ Tho' Valerius has not been Six Years a Magistrate, yet he is so much esteemed for his constant Attendance, Application, and Judgment, that the most

important Affairs are already put into his Hands. “ Being sensible that he has not yet acquired a fuf“ ficient Experience and Capacity, he uses his ut“ most Endeavours to qualify himself for his Office. “He studies continually: He keeps a Man of Letters, “ to be directed by him in his Studies, and has fre

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quent Conferences, because he longs to be thorough

ly acquainted with every Thing that concerns the “ Law. He is very fond of Conversing with the most ic

famous Magistrates and Advocates, knowing how much one may learn by their Conversation. His greareft Curiosity concerns good Books relating to his

Profession. He spares no Cost to make a great Collection of them, and consults the most knowing

Persons, when he has a mind to enlarge his Li. “brary. As often as he goes to Court, he never “ fits upon the Bench without trembling, left he

should give his Judgment in a Matter with which

he is not sufficiently acquainted. Being apprehen“ five that his Secretary may be bribed, and wrong

his Client, he himself keeps the Papers belonging to a Law-Suit, and takes Care to make him quickly draw up the requisite Writings. When he is

upon any Bufiness at Home, no Body can see him " but those for whom he is actually concerned. He és

does not visit his nearest Relations, and his best Friends, that he may make the quicker Dispatch. He is so much displeased with young People, who

are idle and ignorant, that when he converses with a fome young Persons of that Character, he only

does it out of Decency, tho' they be related to bis him. He observes the same Method with respect

to the Ladies : He is not fond of their Conver

sation, because one loses a great deal of Time by “ it, without any great Advantage. Several Consi“ derable Families have already proposed a March

to him ; but he returned this modest Answer, That “ he would study Ten Years more, and serve the

Publick a long Time, and then he might think of Marrying, and getting some Heirs who should tread “ in his Steps. He goes upon this Principle, Thar a “ Magistrate ought to establish his Repuration, be“ fore he enters upon the State of Marriage. Being “ sensible that he must live a quiet Life, he has ta. “ ken a House in a Part of the Town very free from “ Noise. He will have no Servants that are Muficians, or can play upon Instruments. All his Do

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