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Br. 326. | Portunæ malim adversæ tolerare procellas, Exigcom en! Prani monumentum; baud ille Quam domini ingentis ferre supercilium

meretur Quale, sed hostiles, quale dedere manus.

Ex, Sexto, Sexti meditatur imago, silente,

Orator statua est, statuæque orator imago.

Br. 526.
Hector dat gladium Ajaci, dat Balteum et Ajax
Hectori, et exitio munus utrique fuit. Pulchra est virginitas intacta, at vita periret,

Omnes si vellent virginitate frui ;

Nequitiam fugiens, servatâ contrahe lege
Br. 344.

Conjugium, ut pro te des hominem patriæ.
UT vis, ponte minax; modo tres discesseris ul-

nas, Ingemina fluctus, ingeminaque sonum. Fert humeris, venerabile onus, Cythereius horos

Per Trojæ flammas, densaque tela, patrem.

Clamat et Argivis, vetuli, ne tangite, vita
Br. 344.

Exiguum est Marti, sed mihi grande lucrum.
NAUFRAGUS hic jaceo; fidens tamen utere velis,
Tulum aliis æquor, me pereunte, fuit.

FormA animos hominum capit, at, si gratia desit,
Br. 398.

Non tenet; esca natat pulchra, sed bamus

abest. HERACLITUS ego; indoctæ ne lædite linguæ

Subtile ingenium quæro, capaxque mei,
Upus homo mihi pro sexcentis, turba popelli Cogitat aut loquitur nil vir, nil cogitat uxor,
Pro pullo, clamo nunc tumulatus idem.

Felici thalamo non, puto, rixa strepit.

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Br. 399.
AMBRACIOTA, vale lux alma, Cleombrotus ipfit,

Et saltu e muro ditis opaca petit:
Triste nibil passus, animi at de sorte Platonis

Scripta lezens, solâ vivere mente cupit.

Buccina disjecit Thebarum mænia, struxit

Quæ lyra, quam sibi non concinit harmonia !

Br. 399. SERVUS, Epictetus, mutilato corpore, vixi,

Pauperieque Irus, curaque summa Deûm.

Mente senes olim juvenis, Faustine, premebas,

Nunc juvenum terres robore corda senex.
Lærum at utrumque decus, juveni quod præbuit

olim
Turba senum, juvenes nunc tribuere seni.

Br. 445. Exceptæ hospitio musæ, tribuere libellos Unde hic Praxiteles? nudam vidistis, Adoni,

Herodoto hospitii præmia, quæque suum.
Et Pari, et Anchisa, non alius, Venerem.

STELLA mea, observans stellas, Dii me æthera
Br. 451.

faxint SUPFLATO accendis quisquis carbone lucernam,

Multis ut te oculis sim potis aspicere, Corde meo accendans; ardeo totus ego.

CLARA Cheroneæ soboles, Plutarche, dicavit

Br. 486. Hanc statuam ingenio, Roma benigna, tijo. JUPITER hoc templum, ut, siquando relinquit Das bene collatos, quos Roma et Græcia jactat, Olympum,

Ad Divos paribus passibus ire duces; Atthide non alius desit Olympus, habet. Sed similem, Plutarche, tuæ describere vitam

Non poteras, regio non tulit ulla parem.

Br. 487.
Civis et externus grati; domus hospita nescit Dat tibi Pythagoram pictor; quod ni ipse ta-
Quærere, quis, cujus, quis pater, unde venis.

Pythagoras mallet, vocem habuisset opus.

cere

POMPEII.

Br. 487. PROLEM Hippi et sua quâ meliorem secula nulCum fugere haud possit, fractis Victoria pennis,

lum Te manet imperii, Roma, perenne decus. Videre, Archidicen hæc tumnlavit humus;

Quam, regum sobolem, nuptam, matrem, atque

sororem Br. 488.

Fecerunt nulli sors titulique gravem. Latrones alibi locupletum quærite tecta,

Assidet huic custos strenua pauperies.

CECROPIDIS gravis hic ponor, Martique dicatus,

E THEOCRITO.
Quo tua signantur gesta, l'hilippe, lapis.
Spreta jacet Marathon, jacet et Salaminia laurus, Poeta, lector, hic quiescit Hipponax,
Omnia dum Macedum gloria et arma pre-

Si sis scelestus, præteri, procul, marmor :

At te bonum si noris, et bonis natum, munt,

Tutum bic sedile, et si placet, sopor tutus. Sint Demosthenicâ ut jurata cadavera voce, Stabo illis qui sunt, quique fuere, gravis.

EUR. MED. 193–203.

Non immerito culpanda venit FLORIBUS in pratis, legi quos ipse, coronam

Proavûm væcors insipientia, Contextam variis, do, Rhodoclea, tibi:

Qui convivia lautasque dapes Hic anemone humet, confert narcissus odores

Hilarare suis jussere modis Cum violis; spirant lilia mista rosis.

Cantum, vitæ dulce levamen. His redimita comas, mores depone superbos,

At nemo feras iras hominum,
Hæc peritura nitent; tu peritura nites !

Domibus claris exitiales,
Voce aut fidibus pellere docuit

Queis tamen aptam ferre medelam
MUREM Asclepiades sub tecto ut vidit avarus, Utile cunctis hoc opus esset ;

Quid tibi, mus, mecum, dixit, amice, tibi ? Namque, ubi mensas onerant epalse,
Mus blandum ridens, respondit, pelle timorem; Quorsum dulcis luxuria soni?
Hic, bone vir, sedem, non alimenta, peto.

Sat lætitiâ sine subsidiis,
Pectora molli mulcet dubiæ

Copia cænæ.
SÆPetuum in tumulum lacrymarum decidit imber

Quem fundit blando junctus amore dolor; Charus enim cunctis, tanquam,dum vita manebat, Toños "Apas Bporodosòs évi cloré zariat paljaana Cuique esses natus, cuique sodalis, eras.

Και τoίoς, Παφίην πλήξεν έρωθι Θεάν. Heu quam dura preces sprevit, quam surda The above is a version of a Latin epigram on querelas

the fainous John duke of Marlborough by the Parca, juventutem non miserata tuam !

abbė Salvini, which is as follows :
Haud alio vultu, fremuit Mare acer in armis :

Haud alio, Cypriam percurit ore Deam.
ABTI ignis lucem tribui, tamen artis et ignis
Nunc ope, supplicii vivit imago mei.

The duke was, it seems, remarkably handsome Gratia nulla hominum mentes tenet, ista Prome- in his person, to which the second line has re

ference. thei Mụnera muneribus, si retulere fabri.

SEPTEM ÆTATES. ILLA triumphatrix Graiậm consueta procorum

Prima parit terras ætas, siccatque secunda, Ante suas agmen Lais habere fores

Evocat Abramom dein tertia : quarta relinquit Hoc Veneri speculum; nolo me cernere qualis Ægyptum; templo Solomonis quinta superat ;

Sum nunc, nec possum cernere qualis eram. Cyrum sexta timet; lætatur septima Christo.

CATES.

* His Tempelmanni numeris descripseris orbem, Chethida fabellas dulees garrire peritam Cum sex centuriis Judæo millia septem

Prosequitur lacrymis filia mesta Sami; Blandam Janifici sociam sine fine loquacem, • To the abore Lines (which are unfinished, Quam tenet hic, cunctas quæ manet, alta and can therefore be only offered as a fragment), quies.

in the doctor's manuscript, are prefixed the words, Geographia Metrica. As we are re

ferred, in the first of the verses, to Templeman, Dicite, Causidici, gelido nunc marmore magni for having furnished the numerical computations Mugitum tumulus comprimit Amphiloci. that are the subject of them, his work has been

accordingly consulted, the title of which is, A

new survey of the Globe, and which professes to Si forsan tumulum quo conditor Eumarus give an accurate mensuration of all the empires, aufers

kingdoms, and other divisions thereof, in the Nil lucri facies ; ossa habet et cinerem, square miles that they respectively contain. On

comparison of the several numbers in these

Ferses with those set down by Templeman, it ape EPICTETI,

pears that nearly half of them are precisely the

same; the rest are not quite so exactly done.Me, rex deorum, tuque, duc, necessitas, For the convenience of the reader it has been Quo, lege vestrâ, vita me feret mea.

thought right to subjoin each vumber, as it Sequir libenter, sin reluctari velim,

stands in Templenan's works, to that in doctor Fiam scelestus, nee tamen minus sequar,

Johnson's verses which refers to it.

* In this first article that is versified, there

Myrias 3 Ægypto cessit bis septima pingui. Quingentis quadragenis sozialis adauget
Myrias adsciscit sibi noragesima septem

Millia Belga 20 novem.
Imperium qua Turca 4 ferox exercet iniquum. Ter sex centurias Hollandia 20 jactat opima

Undecies binas decadas et millia septem Undecimum Camber 4 vult septem millibus addi. Sortiturs Pelopis tellus quæ nomine gandet.

Myriadas decies septem numerare jubebit
Pastor s Arabs: decies octo sibi Persa s requirit.
Myriales sibi pulchra duas, duo millia poscit
Parthenopes. Novies vult tellus mille Sicana.

EPITAPHS.
Papa ? suv regit imperio ter millia quinque.
Cum sex cepturiis numerat sex millia Tuscuse.
Centuriâ Ligures 9 augent duo millia quartå.
Centuriæ octavam decadem addit Luccal se.

1. AT LICHFIELD.
eundæ.

H. S. E.
Ut dicas, spatiis quam latis imperet orbi
Russia'', myriadas ter denas adde trecentis :

MICHAEL JOHNSON,
Sardiniam *2 cum sexcentis sex millia complept. Vir impavidus, constans, animosus, pericu-

Cum sexagenis, dum plura recluserit ætas, lorum immemor, laborum patientissimus; fiduMyriadas ter mille homini dat terra'3 colendas. ciâ Christianâ fortis, fervidusque, pater-familias Vult sibi vicenas millesima myrias addi,

apprimè strepuus; bibliopola admodam peritus; Vicenis quinas, Asiam limetata celebrem.

mente et libris et negotiis exculta; animo ita Se quinquagenis octingentesima jungit firmo, ut, rebus adversis diu conflictatus, nec Myrias, ut menti pateat tota Africa 15 doctæ. sibi nec sois defuerit: lingua sie temperata, ut Myriadas septem decies Europa 16 ducentis

ei nihil quad aures, vel pias, vel castas læsisset, Et quadragenis quoque ter tria millia jungit.

aut dolor, vel voluptas unquam expresserit. Myriadas denas dat, quinque et millia, sexque Natus Cubleiæ, in agro Derbiensi, anno Centurias, et tres decadas Europa Britannis 17 MDCLVI. obiit MDCCXXXI.

Ter tria myriadi conjungit millia quartæ, Centuriæ quartæ decades quinque Anglia 18 nectit

Apposita est Sara, conjux, Millia myriadi septem fæcunda secundæ Antiqua FORDORUM gente oriunda ; quam domi Et quadragenis decades quinque addit lerne', sedulam, foris paucis notam; nulli molestan,

mentis acumine et judicii subtilitate præcellenan accurate conformity in Dr. Johnson's number tem; aliis multum, sibi parum indulgentem: to Templeman's; who sets down the square Æternitati semper attentam, omne fere virtutis miles of Palestine at 7,600.

nomen commendavit, 3 The square miles in Ægypt are, in Temple

Nata Nortoniæ Regis, in agro Varvicensi, man, 140,700.

anno MDCLXIX; obiit MDCCLIX. 4 The whole Turkish empire, in Templeinan, Cum NATHANAELE illorum filio, qui patus is computed at 960,057 square miles.

MDCCXII, cum vires, et animi, et corporis s In the four following articles, the numbers, multa pollicerentur, anno MDCCXXXVII, viin Templeman and in Johnson's verses are alike.

tam brevem piâ morte sinivit. We find, accordingly, the Morea, in Templeman, to be set down at 7,220 square miles.-Arabia, at 700,000.-Persia, at 800,000.-and Naples, at 22,000.

2, AT BROMLEY, IN KENT. 6 Sicily, in Templeman, is put down at 9,400.

Hic conduntur reliquiæ 7 The Pope's dominions, at 14,868.

ELIZABETHA • Tuscany, at 6,640.

Antiqua Jarvisiorum gente, 9 Genoa, in Templeman, as in Johnson like- Peatlingæ, apud Leicestrienses, ortæ; wise, is set down at 2,400.

Formosæ, cultæ, ingeniosæ, piæ;
Lucca, at 286.

Uxoris, primis nuptiis, HENRICI PORTER, Il The Russian empire, in the 29th plate of

Secundis, Samuelis JOHNSON; Templeman, is set down at 3,305,485 square Qui multum amatam, diuque desetam miles.

Hoc lapide contexit. 12 Sardinia. in Templeman, as likewise in

Obiit Londini, mense Mart. Johnson, 6,600.

A. D. MDCCLIII. 13 The habitable world in Templeman, is computed in square miles, at 30,666,806 square miles.

20 In the three remaining instances, which

make the whole that Dr. Johnson appears to is Asia, at 10,257,487.

have rendered into Latin, verse, we find the numAfrica, at 8,506,208.

bers exactly agreeing with those of Templeman; Europe, at 2,749,349. 17 The British dominons, at 104,634.

who makes the square miles of the United Pro18 England, as likewise in Johason's expression; and uf Wales, 7011.

vinces, 9540-of the province of Holland, 1800 of the number, at 49,450.

19 Ireland, at 37,457.

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3. IN WATFORD CHURCH. In the vault below are deposited the remains of

Jane Bell, wife of John Bell, esq. who, in the fifty-third year of her age,

surrounded with many worldly blessings, heard, with fortitude and composure truly great, the horrible malady, which had for some time

begun to afflict her, pronounced incurable;

and for more than three years, endured with patience and concealed with decency,

the daily tortures of gradual death; continued to divide the hours not allotted to devotion, between the cares of her family, and the con

verse of her friends; rewarded the attendance of duty, and acknowledged the offices of affection; and while she endeavoured to alleviate by chear

fulness, her husband's sufferings and sorrows, increased them by her gratitude for his care,

and her solicitude for his quiet.

To the memory of these virtues, more highly honoured as more familiarly known,

this monumentis erected by

John Bell!.

Linguis, Artibusque ita exculla Ut loquenti nunquam deessent Sermonis nitor, sententiarum floscnli, Sapientiæ gravitas, lepornm gratia.

Modum servandi adeo perita
Ut domestica inter negotia literis

Oblectaretur,
Et literarum inter delicias rem

Familiarem sedulo curaret,
Multis illi multos annos precantibus
Diri carcinomatis ' veneno contabuit,

Viribusque vitæ paulatim resolutis

E terris meliora sperans emigravit. Nata 1707, Nupta 1739, Obiit 1773.

5. IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY.

4. IN STREATHAM CHURCH

Juxta sepulta est HESTER MARIA SALISBURY, THOMÆ COTTON de Combei mere,

Baronetti, Cestriensis, Filia ; JOHANNIS SALISBURY Armigeri,

Flintiensis, uxor; Forma felix, felix ingenio, Omnibus jucunda, suorum amantissima. She died in the month of October, 1771.'

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END OF VOL. XVI,

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Old-Bailey.

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