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almost a work of mechanical case; but prosecution of it. Left to himself, he to give a varied attitude, and a still did not long hesilate where to deterrarer character to the picture, is, to mine-biit fixed at once on the study the one and the other, the knotted of the law. perplexity (trinodu necessitas) of the In 1774, he was admitted of Linart he cultivates.
colo's Ion-and called to the bar in The gentleman of whom we now Hillary Term 1779. attempt a faint (ketch, will not, we His progress in prolessional avocahope, be ashamed to look on a por- tions, has been more obfcrvable for traiture handled with much faithful- the certainty of the retainments of ness, though with little taite. lo what it has once poffefied itfelf, than one thing, at least, we may take cre- of quick aitainmeits. Nor can it dit--that we shall not suffer by the rest any way be at all impeach d for hava of comparison, as we believe he has ing been pushed by unfair and ditre. not sat to another artist.
putable practice. Mr. Anstruther is indebted to for. M: Anft'u her, in the declaration tune for fome accidental advantages, of his opinion as a lawyer, is low; that might have benefited more, had but to vale ansple amedis, he is for they failen elsewhere, than where the most part, fure. He is consulted they did. It may suit the booby heir on all great questions of law, arising of a rich house, to have his wants pro- in his own country, and has oftun vided fur, even before he knows that evinced, by a large display of local he has any ; bui genius in erery clime, learning, that a. more able adrocate with force to her neceflities the tribute could no where be engaged. Per. of the alien.
haps there is no branch of pleading On the pride of birth much might more honourable than that of Scotch here be arrogated. It to be descend- Appeals; more lucrative, it may ed from one of the oldeit families of roundly be faid, there cannot be ; and an ancient kingdom, were, in thefe he is not without a proportionate divitimes of happy illumination, any thing fion of diurnal business in the court to boast-He is the fon of Sir John where he is more especiaily called to Anitruiher, Bart. of Fifeshire, in practice. Scotland, who connects with a hand. He had not been long on the fome Rent-Rol, considerable parlia- books of Lincoln's Inn, when a promentary intereft.
spect of a seat in the House of Coni. Ac an early age, young Anfiru. mons presented itself, too flattering ther was recommended to Glasgow, to be relisted. He has been twice and there to Dr. Miliar, the celebrated returned to Parliament. Professor of Humanity. They who · His conduct iv tbe Senate has been were lucky enough to have brought uniform. He conceived an easly at, hither any talents, might be assured, tachment to Mr Fox and his positics, at leait, not to leave the place with from which he bas never swerved in less knowledge than they came. Our all the trying vicissitudes of his great Tyrg would, however, have bidden leader's furtune. He is, to the party farewell to the academic wails, with with whom he acts, an able coujutor. little increased knowledge, but for the In his arrangement of public concerns, incessant Induftry of his great pre- in his easy reference to remote fanis, ceptor; for be is laid to have been the he affords a useful, though ta it alidest boy of his class. When rccal- listance, to his more talkative aloc: led from college, he began, however, ates; nor has he ever hurt the cause to feel the neceflity of an establıshed he espo :sed, when he ventured 10 pursuit, and a fixed attention to the rise in support of its merits.
His regular attendance in the pointed language. He is said to af. Committee of Affairs of India, not fećt the manner of Lord Loughboten ycais ted ous p!ocess has been rough; and it so, is certainly an adable to appal!. 'To his inde:atizabili- miiale copy. As far as relates 10 ty, may be ascribed the honour of his action, he has succceded in the most being appointed by the Commons of exact relemblance; but i e who looks England to share in the management for the further perfection of a vol me of the impeachment now carrying on, of harmonious voice, and the bappy in their name, a aiott Warren Haft- energy of animation, will be disapings, Esq.
pointed. Whenever Mr Anstrother The speech on the opering of the deviates from the ever, didactic, kind charge entrusted to bis hands, was a of speaking, his communicative cro graded fpec men of oratorical abilities, gans fail him entirely. Somet.mes and discovered a won: erful poíclion bis voice is thickly choaked ; a: Cof the Subject he was required to il- thers, it uttas sounds discordant, and luitrare. Where the present Lord ungrateful to the ear of harmony. Chancellor daigos to commerd, it lo person he is above the common may very fai:ly be prelam d there is stature, and rather inclined to foon positive desert; ani his Lordihip probably from a fedentary habit. His could not with huld his approbation impaired health may also, we suppose, on the spot.
be attributed to the fame cause. His speeches on the Regency The concluding paragraph gives Bil, the D.claratory Act, and Mis us more pleasure than all that have Pitt's India Buil, did him equal ho- forgone; however in public life be nour.
may be admired of his numerous Mr Anstruther's oratory is by no Partizans; it is far exceeded in the means shewy. His chara teriftic is amiability and respect of his private forcible argument, conveyed in deat, worth,
On the Variety of difpofition in Childr-n.—By Mrs Macaulay Graham *
THE difpofitions of children are fon. Whether this quality of the
various, and there varieties re- mind owes its origin to the low moquire to be attended to with care, or tion of the animal spirits, occasioning the fruits of education will be blatted ; a cold phleg watic temperature, feldom for that mode of ireat a cat which would disturbed by paffion? Whether it arcat some children up to honour and rises from that equipoise of the affecfelicity, will be the ruin of others. tions, which prevents any single ore This I take to be the file cause of from gaining a predominance ? Whethat inequality of character and con- ther it proceeds from a natural timididuct which we da ly see take place a- ty of mind, from an anxious attention mong the members of the same fa- to self-intereit, or from a natural lagamily.
city, which points out with greater • There are some persons who poffefs clearnels, precision, and celerity, ibe a physical prudence, which begins its evil to be avoided, and the good to be operations with the first dawn of rea- pursued? Whether it arises from any
one * From her “ Letters on Education," just published.
one of these circum?ances singly, or mentioned, as it depends on knowfroji an union of two, or mere of them, ledge gained by experience or instrucor from a happy combinacion of all ? tion; and is never inimical, but faCertain it is, that the difference of vourable to virtue. For it is the use character is great in this particular ; of the underítanding in regard to and that some persons are born with all the rules of rcclitude, in improvthe principles of ibis useful quality, ing all our accomplishments and tawithout posvelling great value of intcl- linis, and employing them use'ully to lect, thining paris, or those encrgies ourselves and oners. It is watchful of the mind which give birth to ad- in attending to the d.&ates of reason, mirable actions.
ami itt the clamours of pallion; anch Prucicace has gained on these rea- lastly, it procee's upon a judicious sons, the appellation of common sense, love of virtue, with such a careful exthough it is of such determined utili- amination of all its interests, as to ty, that none would gain by its ex. fuífer no eager pursuits of some parts change for what is called fine iente. cf it to be injurious to others, And as its opertaions begin cariy in There ar other characters so opposite life, parents are not liable to mi.take to the naturally rudent, that discretion the tendency ; but in order to make finds no place in their compofition. the most of their knowledge, it will Toe fe perfo.s in general have quick be necefliry to observe, that line fenfc, and lovely pirts, great activity of mind, when well managed, is better adapeed with exquisite fenfibility; and their to foster the high-r virtucs of the soul, Lirits move with a velocity that dethan common linic. The fime mo- stroys all thar frigidity which is so faderation which prevents those who are rourable to the operation of the unpoffered of physical prudence from dertanding. Thus their imagination falling into great evils, will be obita- is liable, not only to be inflamed, but cles to their pursuing virtue with any docuired ; every impression made on deg:ee of warmh. They will be apt it from external objects, or which ato mittake the cation of wisdom for rises from the action of the mind, is craft, fu ilety, and decit ; and they re-eived with a vivacity that must be will be so far from attemp ing heroic inconceivable to those of flower feel. virtue, that without care, their con- ings; and their pisions are always duet will border on meanness. Of such ready to rise in an uproar, whenever pupils then, wo show fy niptoms of they are stimulated by desire. These poflcfi:ng the quality of a physical pru- characters, when they come und -r the dence, the parent or tutor may ret tui:io. of very wise persons, or are unsatisfied on the point of their worldly commonly favou ed by accident, bein:erest; they ought coníquently to come of cxiensive utility, and rise to poitone their luctures on difcrction, the higheit f.mc; but for want of the and enderveur to animate their feel. fime circumitances of fortune, hey ings by itimuia ing examples of great oftener act a mid and a ridiculous and towering virtu', and of those high pirt in the worid, and become objects and diintertfied par:s of conduct, of its des fiun and persecution. wher: the no'sler pailions take thckad, As there characters form a conand where the interests of feli arc fac trait to those wbo are endowed with criticed to equity or to general utility. the qualiry of a phyfical prudence, it When the cold i fenfioility of such will be nicefiry to give them a connatures becomes animated, it will be trary treatment. In tad of endeathen time en sugh to inculcatc Jertops buring to encrease sensibility, a exof moral pruter ce, which is a viry alt the pailiojs of the mind, every diferent thing from the quality abuve- Mimulus to delire should be kept 29
much noch out of the way as po 15e, til they ft ze every pret sich the oud: 2, 1199 has had time to tie atrace of those that ftad in zwe frengehen, and uil it has gained the of prefects, to breat izroczt the scias ba: vf exerti g its powers : o:her. which actoriis obiges item to fol. wise it wil be eser borseduwa by rze loz. They are Dora left 'cibemtorreot of 110, anker under by lelres with vui entering into one onthe 1920'of imagination. Tbe lucky course of action, a this pot mini fouil he kept active with uut procetdice frun any ricicus turn ia intenfaels. The examples fit forth i er desicos, bs: from 23 irsgular for admira'ion, fhould be exact pico. imaginadon, which is ever promoz res of practical mitation. Such a them to a ni'chienois ad v17. This example as Geris' Laggaray would turn of diponion, in a probabinsy, dive heie infiammabic tempers into proceeds from fune capiial deles in enth Galia or Gefvair. The secret. the conftitution, which af.a te doe of incir hent nould be drann from circulacijn of the animal fpiris, 201 thumb, [ci vinging ar's of lening tiore fper juices which act on the coufit:nc", and real tender.es, as brala. Thos the imacibarico grow's fhoudt ind ace them to throw of eve- irregular. Thus the ideas presented sy di guise. Obiervations on the ads to the mioc, lule their due magnitate, vantage of discretion, ani the crois and become liable to diterii. Tre which are id tumority, should be remedy for such evils hes in a strict made on every oppor un ty which care of the bodily health, particularly presents itflf; and these peopobrions in an at:ention to the fondering it thould be variously illustrated by ap- robust and equal. The mind ought posite examples, drawn from ancient to be kept perpetually engaged in times, from the characters and con- those innocent occupations which 2. duct of acquaintances, aad from the muse without transport.og. Inciroc. stories and anecdo:cs of the present tiod itself should wear the face of gzo dev.
iety. A full confidence thould be In such dispositions as I have just acquired, solicitude avoided, and when Bow described, is of:en engrat da the tim: of adolescence comes on, whimsical turn o imagination, which very strengous endeavoars thould be is fonctimes an attendant oa original made to give the pupil an inligat in. genius; but which, for want of a p.o. to the Me hanism of the human roinde per attention and management, most and the methods of disciplining it. commonly degenerares into the worst Mr Locke gives some directions fpecies of men al discase, viz. an in- for the management of the flow and fanity, which carrying the appearance iosenlible mind, and Madame Genlis of foundne's in all the ordinary trans. for correcting an indulent one; bu: I actions of life, only thews itflf when imagine, that the qualities giren in the mind is oppre I-d b; a combina- these three descriptions, as they have tion of unfavourable circumitances, b en placed by me, or as they may be and gives the colour of criminality to found oherwise blended and mixed actions which really result from the in the variety which cature produces, dilordered state of the mental or- give the lamp of char:cer to all hagans.
man beings; and the judgment of the Children of this cast commonly parent or tutor must be guided by fhow the turn of their difpcfiion their experience, which will reach early. Th: fullies of childhood are them to adapt their conduct to the tinctured with fingularity ; their fpi- different modifications formed by the rirs flow unequally. So'ntines very various rix?ures of these qualities, high, and low in the fame porportion, and their different degrees. Futuna
tely tely for the happiness of mankind, in. and vices. of parents commonly des sensibility is the prevailing feature ; fcend to their children. It sought and whilit sensibility is often facrifi. therefore to be the talk of every paced to ignorance and neglect, he rent to examine carefully their own boldly treads the stage of life, and character, to find out its propensities, sefts secure in the shelter of a turpid and to regulate the method of educa. conftitution.
tion in such a manner as thali guard As most characters live a leading particularly against those which they feature formed from the operations of find censurable in themselves, unless the governing palioos, fo families are experience should prove to them, illat frequently marked oy the prevaience their crildren have a contrary tenof some one or other of the several deacy. . affections. Thus the natural virtues
Atcount of the Publication of the Life and Adventures of Robinf.in Crusos, bin
Daniel De Foe *; IN April 1719, De Foe published South Britain. In a dull fialogue bew 1 the well known Life and surpri- tween De Foe, Crusoe, and his 'nań fing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. 'Friday, our Author's life is lar pronThe reception was immediate and uni. ed, and his misfortunes ridiculet. But versal' ; and Taylor, who purchased lie who had bewn ftruck by apoplexy the manuscript after every bookseller and who was now disc untenanced by: had refused it, is said to have gained power, 'was no fit object of an Enga 'a thousand pounds. If it be inquired Jihman's fatire. Our Atithor deby what charm'it is that these surpris- clares, when he was himself a writer ing Adventures ihould have instantly of satiric poetry; “ that he nerer repleased, and always pleased, it will be proached any man for his private infound, that few books have ever so firmities, for having his house burnt, naturally mingled amulement with in- his ships caft away, or his family ruin'struction. The attention is fixed, ed ; nor had he ever lanp ynneti any either by the fimplicity of the narra. one, because he could not pir his tion, or by the variety of the incidents; debts, of ditiered in ju Ig ment from the heart is amended by a vindication lim.' Pope has beco ju. ly censured of the ways of God to man : and the for pursuing a vein of farire extieneunderstanding is informed, by various !v dillimiar. And Pore placed De examples, how much utility ought to 'Fue with Tutchen, in The Duncd, be preferred to ornament: the young when our Autior's infi; mities were are instructea, while the old are amuf- ereater and his comfort lefs. was
again faulted in 1, 19, by Anisa Robinson Crusve had scarcely drawn te to D- De I--, the routed his canoe ashore, when he was at- Auibor of Robinson Crusoe. “ Nr tacked by his old enemies, the fava. Foe,” says the letter writer, “ I have ges. He was a Tailed firit by The perused your pleafint story of RobinLife and strange Adventures of Mr fon Crusoe, and if th» faults of it had D- De Fic, of London, Hofer, extended no further than the frequent who has lived above fifty years by folecisms and incorr tness of ityin, Jaimself in the kingdoms of North and improbabilities, and sometimes sporo 3G Vol. XII. No. 72.
* From Chalmers's Life of Daniel De Toe.