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European Magazine ,

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LONDON R E VIE W;

For APRIL, 1786.

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CONTAINING LITERATURE, HISTORY, POLITICS, ARTS,

MANNERS, and AMUSEMENTS of the AGE. By the PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY of LONDON. (Embellished with, 1. A Striking Likeness, engraved. by HOLLOWAY, of Mrs. FITZHERBERT. And 2, A Perspective View of LUDLOW Castls, in SHROPSHIRE.]

CONTAINING

Page An Account of Mrs. Fitzherbert 227 Great-Bricain : including Lords DeAn Account of the celebrated Comte De 'bates on the Mutiny Bill-New Bill Cagliostro

228 regulating the East. India Com. Monthly Catalogue of Books

231

pany-and Mellige on Civid Lift DeDescription of Ludlow Castle, Shropshire 2 32 ficiencies.

268 Obferyations on the Manners, Customs, Commons Debates : including Abstract

Dress, Agriculture, &c of the Japanese. of the Public Receipt and Expenditure By C. P. Thunberg

233 -New Bill for regulating the East Fragments by Leo. No.VIII.-The Cri. India Company-Newfoundland

tical Club --On the juft Standard of Fishery-Bill-Minister's Plan for the Homer's Merits

238 Redemption of the National Debt Curious Particulars of the Horses of this Budget for 1786---Mr. Burke's Corintry in Ancient Times

240

Charges against Mr. Hastings--Civil Abridgement of a very curious Work List Deficiencies--Augmentation of Sa

(little known), entitled, “ Pietor Er- laries of Scntch Judge3--and Greenland rans," written by M. Phil. Rohr, 241 Whale-Fishery

273 Florio and Lucilla; or, The Virtuous but Poetry : including Trannation of an Ila. Fatal Elopenient. A Moral Tale

244

lian Sonnet upon an English Watch, Leaves collected from the Piozzian Wreath By Mrs. Piozzi-Ode on the Siroc. By

lately woven to adorn the Shrine of William Parsons, Esq.----Verses to • Dr. Johnson (continued]

247

Mrs. Piozzi, placed under a Print of Some Account with Regard to the Tra- Dr. Johnson in her dining-room at

vels of James Bruce, Esq. of Kinnaird. Florence. By William Partons, Esq. Said to be written by the Hon. Daines -Hyms to Death. By – Merry, E14. Barrington, Esq.

252

-The Ghost of Ellwin-Verses The London Review with Anecdotes written at Southampton,' April 12 -of Authors.

Congreffiad : or, A Poem upon No. Letters concerning the Northern Coast of thing, Book the Firit, &c. &c. 236

the County of Antrim. By the Rev. Theatrical Journal : including an Account William Hamilton, A. M. 258 of the April Fool

293 Monro's Structure and Physiology of Fishes 262 | Political State of the Nation and of E:Melvyn Dale : a Novel. In a Series of rope, for April, 1786. No. XXVI.

295 Letters. By a Lady

266 | Foreign Intelligence A Poetical Review of the literary and Irish Intelligence

Moral Character of the late Samuel Number of Convicts at Lent Alizes Johnson, LL. D. with Notes, by John Monthly Chronicle, Prefermenis, Mara Courtenay, Esq. and a Variety of other riages, Ohituary, Bankrups, Birometer, new Publications

ib. and Thermometer, Prices of Stock formal of the Proceedings of the Third Grain, &c.

S. Bon of the fixteenth Parliament of

L O N D ON:

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MENTS CORRESPONDENTS. We acknowledge ourselves to have been entertained by P. Quarre's Description of a celebrated building in the West, ridiculing, we believe, the description of a Library in Dorsetshire, and admire the humour of it; but as we believe the majority of our Readers are not liable to Dr. Johnson's censure of Pope and Swist, who, he says, “ had an unnatural delight in ideas physically impure, such as every other tongue utters with unwillingness, and of which every ear fhrinks from the mention,” we must decline inserting his favour. On other subjects we shall be glad to hear from him.

C. 7.'s correspondence will be acceptable.

We have not received the remainder of D.'s Journal ; and we make it a rule to begin no subject until the whole of it is before us.

The account of the Life and Writings of Captain Edward Thompson is received.

Since our last we have received the following Letters: Buxton Lawn's (in our next), Judex, A. F. W.S. Lentulus, The Man of the Hill, Betsey Thoughtless, and Humpden.

The continuation of the Critique on Warringtan's Wales, Boswell's Tour to the Hebrides, and Transaciions of the Literary Society ar Mancbefier, as well as Tbeatrical Register, with various other articles, intended for this Number, are unavoidably omitted for want of room.

AVERAGE PRICES of CORN, from April 10, to April 15, 1786.

Wheat Rye Barl., Oats Beans COUNTIES upon the COAST.

s. d. s. d.ls. d. s. d. s. d. London

Wheat Rye Barl. Oars Bean 4 412 1012 1012 012 10

Effex
COUNTIES INLAND.

02 101 113

Suffolk Middlesex 4 8,0

12 012 1012 213

4 6

92 71 II 2

Norfolk Surry

80 4

6,2

4 6

92 52

4 5 Lincoln Hertford

4 72 I 12

82 03 75

43 II

York
Bedford

5 13
213
4
I2II2

113

14 3 5 Durham Cambridge 82

5 TO 03

34 Huntingdon 4

Northumberl.4 8 82

3

3 Northampton 4 63

Cumberland 5 4'3 82

72 101 114 5 23 3 Rutland

Westmorld. 5 913 1013 14
4 10ο
3

5 8

213 Leicester

Lancashire

5

03 4 113

34 4 Nottingham 4 103

Cheshire

5 4.0 03 33

Monmouth Derby

6.0

60
5

5
8,0
03

4'4 Stafford

Somerset
5

72
84

5 30 03 5'2 103

Devon Salop 5 13

5 50

30

Cornwall Hereford 4 50 03 812 10

3.2 5 30

70 Worcester

Dorfet 5

5

52 95 013 10 3

Hincs Warwick

4 9.0 013 4'2 Gloucester

Sutlex 30

0 2 TO 2 03

4 50 72 Wilts

Kent

4 4.0 2 112 5

42 O 3 7.2 Berks 4 90 O'2 9.2

WALES, April 3, to April 8, 1736.

4 Oxford 60 03 84 North Wales 5 4 3 52 014

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STATE of the BAROMETER and THERMOMETER.
MARCH, 1756.

48 V. BAROMETER, THERMOM. Wisa.

19-29 93

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13 perci. Iod, Ana. 55

E, N. E. New 4 per Cent. India Bonds,475 prem 7-29 63

45
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New Navy and Vict. 8-29 50 42

E. 3 percent. Ano. 1785, Bills 9 1.4th ditlo 9-29 39 5 E. N. E.

Long An. 21 d-1c'h 10-29

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39 W.N.W. 69 ; a 69
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An ACCOUNT of Mrs. FITZ HERBERT.

[With an ELEGANT EN RAVING of Her.]

EEMING it our duty to furnish infor- who fell a sacrifice to the riots in the year

z any time become the objects of publick vastations made at Lord Mansfield's house oftention, we shall, for the entertainment of' in Bloomsbury-square, and heated himself car readers in the prefent month, leave both extremely; in which state returning home, the great and the learned, to pay our respects he imprudently went into a cold bath, which to a lady, whole fame is, in a great measure, produced a fever that killed him. Mrs. Fitzowing to her personal accomplishments ; – herbert soon afterwards went abroad, but whole calents are spoken of in terms of high having lately been noticed by a Great Perfonadmiration ; and who may bereafter furnish' age, she has appeared in the gay world with materials for a few pages in the works of the remarkable iplendour and diftinction. In English bistorian.

what character she is to be considered, wheThe caprices of youth, the influence of ther as wife or widow, conjecture alone can beauty, the charms of wit, or the negle of' be exerted. Many vague and improbable prudential rules, when opposed to an irre- rumours have been circulatcd, many improfiftible and all-fubduing pasfon, are themes. babilities confidently aflerted. With much upon which we might Jilate for several pages. falsehood there is likely to be some small The confiderations arising from such subjects portion of truth; but in what degree as we will, however, hardly escape the observation presume not to be at present fully acquainted of even the most absent reader. In the walks with, we shall not venture to mislead our of private life, we see a great portion of the readers with the reveries of credulity or the nahappiness of mankind flow from these hardiness of misinformation. If it should sources. In publick life, they have over- appear that the Publick are ioterested in turned empires, deluged kingdoms with the domestic concerns of any person's privale blood, and entailed misery on millions of the life, we doubt not but the wisdom of the buman species.

great council of the nation will be properly Mrs. Fitzherbert is the daughter of Walter' employed in investigating truth and filencing Sraith, Esq; formerly of Tonge Castle, in falsehood, in order for the prevention of fue Shropshire, and niece of Sir Edward Smith of ture mischief. Should it, however, be found Alton Barnell in the fame county, of Lord that it noways imports the community at large, Sefton, and of Mrs. Errington of the Stable we shall not hesitate to pronounce any further Yard St. James's. She was born in October inquisition to be both unnecellary, but imper1755, and married, first, John Weld, Esq; tinent; and under that impreffion thall of Luworth Castle, in the county of Dorset, until another opportunity (if any such thall a widower ; who dying, the united herself offer) postpone any further considerations on in marriage with Fitzherbert, Efq; the present subject. of Swinnerton, io Staffordshire, a gentleman

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