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esents of their lives, how liule happi- B ld to uffe: d, they care conmia th'of
fece nefs is promoted by the attainment of what our inditiinét and bundesi vieirs Ere tier munds Jahour avith an innastore represent as the moli perfect of earthly
Ofisit and wrong ;-not long, fir Nocure olellings." Among there be limon's Inc sposble of chang', and fix'd in all, [ited
! Recurs to ler old nab(s.
Never yet Hannibal; a melancholy instance, that
Could never lo's fin a period feu Tbe paths of glory lead but 14 tbe grave. When did the Auth of modelt bioinflane « Produce the urn tha H mibaicoi tains,
The cheek once harded to the file of And weigh the mighty duft hat yet remains:
triale, And is this all! Yer bis wis once the bold, Or wlien th' offe iler, fince the birih of Th’aspiring chief, whom Afric conld not Retire contenled with a single cinie? holds
[rous And wis kafe friend of our chil: 21:11 Afric, outilretch'd from where ili' Atlantic
[amee dus, To Nilos; from the Line lo Lybi's Mares! His dang'r. us course, till vengeance, ling Spain conquer'd, o'er the Pyrénées he O'ertake his guilt; the mult thou seu in
bounds; Nature oppos'e her everlasting mvonds,
In chains ' nida cortures in Xire his latt ; Her Alps and fnows; inrough these he
Or huilloti lojo the wretched 121! bursts ijis way,
Of x'de 1 Ones i tio : 2.in. And Italy already owns his sway.
This thou fhalt fee; and whu; ny voie apSrisi thond'ring on-- Think Boling done,' he cries,
The dreadful justice of th' offendeu gods, Till low in doft our haughty rival lies;
Ruform thy cited, and, with an humbled Till through her (ruoking Itreels I lead my mind, pow'rs,
Confess that Heav'n is n. 'zber deaf nor blind" And plant my standard on her hatel tow'rs.' Mr. Crtech's tranlation of this SaBig words! but view his figure, view his tire, mide under Dryden's correction,
concludes-O for some master-hind the chief to trace,
groans, and, aviib a As through tli' Etrur'an fivamps, hy rain
llulian heart! Confufs ebullied. 'n is nie:zber deaf nso beov:!!" Spoil'd of an eye, he fuppon his Ge.
Mr. Gimord's note os one of delines But what en lui, illufive gry! sayiSubalu'd on Zima's morinorable cay,
in the pallage here qo vd :ill not to He fles in exil. Bu a foreign state
be pailed by unnoticiü. With be dong hue, and at a deipot's gate
yet 5:15, wond'rous suppliat ! of his face in
Could finner 1. bis fin a perio. fer doulat
" The Cundi wa
can hardly wish for a 'Till the Bithynian's morning nap be out.
more veciñve inference four pi she Just to his firie, what death has Herr'un Gurpal than is afforded by this page. allin'd
Hrithemain could offee uu fuitic.enir iceThis gre.l controller of all human kind? ment to repo...ce; and, herci ! Did hoftile armies give the saill wound,
mind once eng-ged in w? TOT Or mountains press him, struggling, in the
llaved to is, and, in the just re rel:ntina ground?
of - Apuitle," vorked out alt 14.6;y No; three mail drops, within a ring con
by gidi ucts.' Fron what a drea itidiscias Aveng'd the blood he pour'd on Canna's
of watervine! vice and inpelle' Cetas tex fieldt
Christian world heen reicued by the diGo, maum +n, got the paths of fame purtue, ceplancs of the doctrin: of ren of Climb other Alps, and wer realm futute, fins through the agency o? the air! To picate the rhetoric ays, and become
Those who wimula admit the of A ddamation in :'le boys of Rome !"
the Gospel without its doinud ja maits If the reader will take the trouble of thould think again of this. It is uirt -...,
thi: Juvenal, who had been verta' : * in comparing this pailage with the version
newed by the p:cccpis of Cali,,vas by Dryden, he will perhaps think with
uradilenced by its laith; hir. C vas for me, that Mr. Gifford's is by far neareit a ti ne the case of heathearn a large. to the original, and of the two the most The world was filentiy improved by the poetical.
spreading influence of the Gospei, till at The fati quotation shall be from the length tre conviction of it ; 3:24 ne clote of the 15th Satire, in which Jue too strong lo to help pritid, a...!! Devenal endeavours to console his friend gin in the humbler amation of mural Corvinus.
purity ended in the dignity of fait..." " With what a rapid change of fancy roll
Part of another note, equally worthy The varying patlions of the liner's foul ! of the reader's notice, I shall give from
the clo e of the tenth Satire. It forms converront with old English poetry, a good fequel to the one which has just particularly where it has transplanted been quoted.
fentences or ideas from his favouriie “ I cannot conclude without noticing an author. Without endeavouring to afobfervation of Mr. Gibbon on this Satire. tonifh by the depih of his learning, he After beflowing great, and indeed just, tries to reconcile former criticks ; he is praise on its design and execution, he adus, no connoifleur in the blunders and • A propos des ditur, je remarque cette inde mistakes of okl transcribers; but, while cifion, &c. I remark in Juveual that want he evinces a clatlical talie, is ardent in of decision with respec to the gods which the caule of virque and moraliiv. Preis so common among the antients. This fixed to the whole is Mr. Gittord's pormoment nothing can be more piohs, more
A VOLUNTEER. philosophical, than his resignation and his faith; che next, our own siļdom is fufficient for us, and prudenion alone supplies
THE PROJECTOR, N• XI. the place of all the divinities.' And this “ Nihil inauditum aut novum." Cic. was written by a fneerer ut Revelation! I TT was one of the oldest complaints am not he 'that judgeth another man's ser 1. in the memoirs of murmuring, that vant;' but, merhinks, if one rose froni
“ there is nothing new under the fun :* the deal, he could not evince che fupci ion and for fome thoufands of years it has rity of the pious humbic heliever over the bewillened yet conf: det infide! ty from, ration, every las rumbler thinking
been repeated from generation to geneargoments than are here adduced by this
he has a better title to make use of it extraordinary man, who bad eyes, and juw. than his predecesor. It is a comnot! What is usually given as the 10th plainit
, hoivever, which, if I had the Satire, Mr. G. has omitted. Its authen- power, !, wonld permit none to use ticity, I beliere, was first fufpected by have a righ: to tell us what is really old
but the ableat Autiquaries, for they only Valla, who edited ine Satires at Venice and what is really new. With the gein 1486. In the Life of Juvenal, Nr. neraliin of mankind, old and new are Gifford fuys,
relative terins copined to their short "It is unworthy of the au:hor's best form of existence: what pafled in their days, and seems to be like buted to liis woritmi i fuppose it to be written, in
youths is old; itnic vhat occurs in their profeffed imitation of our author's .n.3.10.cl,
age mali le new without any farther about the age of Comino.lus. It has cone
enquiry siderable meril, though the fit and lant
Burof all who complain of the want paragraphs are feeble and tau'ological, and
of 10 cily, there are perhaps none the execution of the whole much interior
whole clainours are to loud as those to the design. Such as it is, however, I whose lies are pated in a continued mould have presented a rullation of it to dead for amusement, and who, I the reader, if a friend, to whom this work mult own, hare had of late great reahas many obligations, and who had at my fon to complain that very lutle has request undertaken it, but not disappointsd been invented to relieve ihe burden of me when it was too lite to apply elte whers, site, and eaiploy that time which they or to attempt it myself. 1 ye hope to utter fupprife is given to them merely for it to the publick on a future occf10n."
the purpose of quick confumption. Having presented your readers, Mr. Whatever boast the present race of Urban, with fufficienitecimens of Mr. mankind may make of their improveGifford's tranflation, I wall close there ments in useful arts and sciences, their seinarks with a few general obfervations. invention teenis 10 fail them the no
Dryden's tranflation had often ine ment they attempi a new paliime; and qual ties unworthy or its auther; but finsliai thot the otnieft iireich of geMr. Gilford's preserves a uniform te- nius has effecied is to introduce a few nor, rarely forluking either the letter or varieties in the annulements of our anthe (pirit of its archetype. A ling!e celiors, or occationally to revive any pailage has occurred (Sat. VI. I. 278), one that may have become obfoleie. where a recurrence of rhyme ofends To what purpote, then, do we take the ear; and many might undoubtedly pride in our imprarements in science ? be pointed cou! where the live or its can party of pleatiire jend an evenrhyme may be traceri tn Dryden. Such ingat'a manufaciory? or is it in the fimilarities, hone:er, are redeemed by power of jieun to paile a laugh? the numerous merits of he whole proi 1 Vainichi lirudi with the barrenAuclion. In the mores Mr. G. is very neis of nindern umnes in this respect a
few nights ago, when, in pursuit of a novelty, is therefore an imposition on different kind of knowledge, I happen- the publick, and an act of injustice a ed to light upon the origin of the tending to deprive our ancestors of their greater part of thote amusements which merits. The moderns, indeed, have we employ again it that dreadlul enemy done fomething, and let them not be Time; an enemy which (like another robbed of it. They have transferred that might be mentioned) aims at uni- the glories of Tothill-fields to the seaverlal empire, and, unless a coalition coalt, and have induced fober and le. be formed of a different kind from any date citizens to contemplate these sports that has yet been projected, will con- with a frue fellow-feeling, and to take tinue its crueities and tyranny to all a metaphorical intereit in the success of eternity.
the animal. I shall therefore briefly rum over a
Fot-races were known in the midfew articles, not by way of diheart- dle ages; and can therefore only boalt ening the lovers of amufeinent, for in our times of a revival, that they may furely they should rather have comfort occasionally fupply the place of a pack administered, but in order to check the of cards, and evince the transferability pride of those minilliers of pleasure, of looie cash. But that they deserve the lurtimugijiri of the prefent times, encouragement in other respects, canwho affeci to be labouring in their vo
not wel by doubted: a good retreat, cation for our gooil, and producing for which they eminently qualify a every day fomething which they call man, is allowed to be an honourable new.
At the same time, as impartial branch of generalfip; and I really justice is due to all, I shall not omit to think that no man can object to thein mention any real improvements they who does not happen to have the rimay have introduced.
gid morality of a creditor, or the pryAnd, first, I have to observe that, ing elitposition of a bailiff. with respect to huniing and huroking, Sning, suy the Antiquaries, made there is nothing new innder the fun; for its appearance about the thirteenth thele amusements were known in the century: A3 to sliding, it is much fourth century. Horje-racing is alfo of oider; and, although I cannot fix the high antiquiiy, having been practised precisie date, I thould suppole that tliby our Saxon ancefiors. In the time ding and ice came in together. The of Henry II. Smithfield was a kind of flips, however, and trips niade in our Newmarket for this port. And here days, are perhaps real improvements; I have a very carly opportunity of do- they have great variety, and I question ing justice io inodern invention, by if it may not be faid that every man instaring that horseracing, as a lullen of vents his own downfall. Whether the gaming, is among the glories of the ladies be equally ingenious, is a quel feventeenth century; and that the im- tion that has lately been agitated in the provements of more recent times may Senate without being brought to a conperhaps bring the honour of this in- clufion; and I Mall, therefore, not vention till lo ver down. At what prefiume at present to offer any remarks precite time two horses began to lup- on the subject. ply the place of 11: o dice, or of a pack
The Tennis court is in our dai's a of cards, is uncirtain. But that this very fashionable amusement, but it was is a real improvement, and not a fa
well known in the fixteenth century. riety only, will appear plainly, if we Modern players, however, are to he consider that herleracing was originally commended for having sometimes renpractised by way of exercise, and then dered it a more expeditious method of the owners were the riders. That in- letlening the valne of money ihan the trepid, able, and honeli race of young antient philosophers had any idea of; men, the jockies, is modern; and they although, amidil our proficiency bere; first introduced the various ures of a I am willing to allow that it frequently Justy nail, or a pail of water leasonably lellens the profits of the auctioneer and administered.
the conveyancer, and that it may in Als-tuces are inentioned, and I be- uime greatly injure the oratory of puls lieve for the first time, in the Specta- pits, and contract the circumlocution tor; conlequenilv we reckon of parchments. them about a century old. Their hay Of cricket I have only to observe, ing been lately revived, with great that it is about one hundred years old pomp and popularity, ás an absolute but trap-ball goes as far back as the
fourteenth century; and Dutch pins, fun. Cockfighting may be traced to skittles, and millifippi, are of conlide Grecians and Romanis ; yet, left the rable antiquity. The ufes of these breeder or anateur should weep over Saft-mentioned amusements may be the barrenness of modern times, let me feen in the “ form of fervice for St. hint for his consolation, that the addiMonday."
tion of fieel or silver spurs is a modern As to dancing, tumbling, and all discovery, and well deserves the praise kinds of juggling, they have very high of all who wish to fee blood flow, and antiquity on their fide. Dancing lear's flow freely, and to contemplate the may be traced to the fourteenth centu, agonies of death, when every pang ry." This animal, greatly to the praise changes ihe let, and the last galp may of our ingenious ancestors, was proba- turn zuminds into guineas. I am wila bly felected to display the graces of ling, 'likewise, to think that those horsihe light fantalic ine," from its totalrid yells and rapid exclamations of incapacity. “ The thing," as Dr. tuo to one, five to tuo, &c. during JOHNSON once said, " is not done every perceptible variety in the aniwell, but we are surprized to see it mal's fufferings, have the merit of nodone at all.” The most popular dan- reliv. cers, next to bears, are those which
Throwing at cocks, connecied with come from France ; and here we have the above, is olluded io by Chaucer; no other merit than in inventinig fala- but ibis diversion has of late been nearries, benefits, and presents for them, ly abolithed by certain magiftrates, who which have astonished all kurope, and seem to have no idea of promoting have demonstrated, in a land of learn- good by evil, and into whole heads it ing and learned men, the vafi lurperio- has never entered ibat cruelty may be sity of heels over krad.
sport. This, fome will no doubt The tricks and wonderful perform- think, is to be regretted; for as it was ances of scientific dogs and burles, and molily practised by the young, il their skill in pelling and grammar, are formed a very oferul elementary eserallo very ok. But the learned pig, cile, and they had thereby an opporwho Hourished Anno Dom. 1789, was, writy of being “ trained up in the I believe, an innovation, or an in from which they were not very rention purely English. This eminent likely to depart. Mich information Scholar, however, having no heirs, as on this subject may be derived froin his preceptor did not probably with be the four plates of that able bifiorian fhould marry into an illiterate family, WILLIAM HOGARTH, whose map of the breed has become extinct ; and we the road to murder is laid down wiih have lived to see “ learning cait into more accuracy than any thing of ilie the mire, and trodden down under the kind I have féen. hoofs of a twinish muhitude *.”
Our claims io the invention of dice ". Whoever is inclined to give a prefe, are extreniely ablurd. This
game was sence to the genius of the moderns over played by the ancient Germans, and by that of the antients, must regret with Their deicendants the Saxons, Dancs, deep-felt forrow, that bull-builing be- and Normons. Of cards I need fay Jongs not to us but to our fathers. It little, 29 we do not pretend to bave may be traced to the time of Henry II, done much more than to make them when it was a sport with the young the chief infirumenis in miting fociety Londoners. But whether the recent and dividing properis. But I must discovery that hull-baiting improves not omit io do juttice to molern times courage, fills our navy with Howes, with respect to the following articles, St. Vincents, Duncans, and Nelsons, which I have not been able to wace and our armies with fireh regiments as much fariher than the commencement the brave 4?id, be an invention, or a of the lati centirv; I mean, hunting poetical fiction, I am unwilling to en a pig, running in jocks, and fuck you quire. If it be, I can only føv, it is There, I am inclin! in think, are one of ihofe wiich have been hid from native amusements; but it is not im the wise and prudent in all ages. prolzhle they
migrate into Still less caule have we to arrogate tố Tranes, as they were observed. not ourf-'ie's that rers humane spori, coch
many wechs ago, to have reachedile fighting. Alus! bere, indeeil, we mav coalt opponite in that country. Hilda say, there is nothing new oder the what dexierity that lively people may * Bulac's Reflections, &c. first ed. p. 117. catch the pig, or run in the fack, it
mere matter of conjectate; but, if we our inanagers. Many of their late at. nay give credit to the total vant of tempts at variery, howerer well-meant, dress in fashionable life, perhaps a thift do not appear to me to suit the publick may be an object of emulation, and tatie better than the revival of this those who now.affront decency may opera would, especially in fummer, of be compelled 10 run for it.
ai one of the watering-places. Nor is · With regard to the old-established it neceflary that they should borrow amutements of the drama, it is not oue incident from one anthor, and a pretended that we are inventors, al- fecond from another, when there is in ihough we have the merit of fome very Nir. Crawley's bill of fare articles important improvements which may cnough to furnish out a complete entruly be accounted novelties; such as tertainment, not to speak of a rational mixing comedy and farce in propor- repail. tions to exact, that the nicest crítick Lastly, I may remark, that pantocannot distinguish the one from the mimes,' alıhough fome part may be other; and such as that species of han- borrowed from Italy, were in fact but dicraft wit which confilis in throwing an improvement on pppet-lbews ; down tables and chairs, and breaking and an improvement, let
me add, china, &c. and efpecially that happy which eminently proved the liberality union so long projected, and now com of our managers, as, instead of wooden pleted, between nonsense and musick. puppels, they generoutly and at a great Of these inventions, it would be mean expence undertook to employ living jealousy to deprive us; but as I per oves, who are well known to eat and ceive that the newest things may in drink, and bargain for salaries and betime become old, and that in fpite of nefits. all our ingenuity the clamour for no After this humble attempt to illufvelty is as loud as ever, I shall for the trate the complaint, that in our amusebenefit of all concerned transcribe the ments at lealt there is nothing new following bill, the original of which under the sun, it may perhaps be exis in the British Museuin, and is about pected that the author of the PROJECan hundred years old.
TOR is about to vindicate the honour “ At Crawley's booth, over against of his country, by fome fchenre of the Crown tavern in Smithfield, during prolific genins, and inconteftible nothe time of Bartholomew fair, will be velty ; but this, if it be his ambition, presented a little opera, called the Old which he does not positively avow, Creation of the World, yet newly re must be the subject of a future fpecuvived, wich the addition of Noah's lation, to which the present may be flood; also fereral fountaios playing contidered as an historical introduce water during the time of the play. tion. The last fecne does prefent Noah and his family coming one of the ark, with Mr. URBAN,
02. 18. all the beatis two by two, and all the THL
"HE under-copied extracts from fowls of the air leen in a prospect fit Rufell's “ Natural Hisiory of ting upon trees ; like vise over the ark Aleppo," second edition, strongly apply is seen the fun rising in a inolt glorious to two points that are at pretezvt under manner; moreover, a multitude of difcutlion in your Magazine. They angels will be leen in a double rank, demonfirate that the Bidoween Arabs which prefents a double prospect, one and the Chiemi, or Giplies, are not for the fun, the other for a palace, the fime people; bit, at the fams where will be seen fix angels ringing of time, they evince that a tiriking firibelis. Likeivife machines sutrend from larity esists between thern, as has been above, double and treble, with Dides ailcried by " A Southern Faunist." As siling out of hell, and letikrus leen in Dr. Patrick Rullell does not do more Abraham's bolom, klides several fi- than fimpiy (and, I dare say, accugures dancing jakasfurralunds, and rately) record and describe fuch facts coluntry dances, w the adiniration of and obječts as came immediately under the spectators; with the merry con- bis own or his brother's Dr. Alesancier ceits of Panch."
Ruileil) actual oblerratioa ensing the My readers, I trust, will at once periods they direit at Aleppo, be does perceive why I have taken the trouble not attempt developing the origin of to copy this bill, by way of lint to the Chigari; and, therefore, luis istise