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writer so correct and elegant as Bishop Liowth designedly employed the alliteration in the opening line , Prcestans , pietate , pudore . The truth probably is , that he could select no terms equally suited to his purpose : the circumstance of their beginning with the same letter , seems perfectly accidental ; although when
one of them was chosen , the association of sight or sound would easily suggest the others . Alliteration , when intended , raises disgust , and was the offspring of a school of poetry with which Lowth had no connexion . In like manner , Gray ' s Ruin seize thee , ruthless hing > on which Johnson animadverts with so much injustice and
illiberality , and Sir Walter Scott ' s On me the seer ' s sad spirit camey are to be explained on this principle : by such authors something far higher than a mechanical expression , than an address to the eye and ear , must have been contemplated . Of the numerous translations * of
the epitaph before us , I am acquainted with only two which are in any measure deserving of regard . To Mr . Duncombe ' s , which I have already transcribed , the preference must be given for general fidelity and effect . There is one , f however , that would have borne away the palm even from this , had not Bishop Lowth ' s meaning
* Gent . Mag . XLVIII . pp . 88 , 136 . ± It was written , many years since , by a gentleman of high station and character among the medical officers of a Royal Naval Hospital . From the classical taste
and skill of another amiable person , who belonged to the same establishment , and whose memory i shall always revere , proceeded the following animated impromptu version of Algernon Sidney ' s lines in the album at Copenhagen ( Lord
Moles worth ' s Account of Denmark , 3 d ed . Pref . ) : This hand , a foe to tyrants and their " train , Seeks by the sword a calm retreat to > gain , Beneath Fair Liberty ' s auspicious reign . > 1 subjoin a copy of the original :
maims haec inimica tyrannis , Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem .
in the second line been misapprehended , and in the fourth left ambiguous : c < Dear , as thou didst in modest worth excel , Still dearer in a daughter ' s name , farewell !
Farewell , dear Mary ! but the hour is nigh , When , if found worthy , we shall meet on high . Then shall I say , triumphant from the tomb , Come to thy fatlier ' s arms , dear Mary , come V The apostrophe , in these concluding lines , is given with all the force aad pathos of the original . N . —^—
340 Memorandums fro m Archbishop Potter .
Memorandums from Archbishop Potter . [ We copy the following paper from " The Christian Remembrancer" for
June 1821 , in which it is said to be taken verbatim from a MS . in the hand-writing of Dr . Chapman , the learned author of Eusebius , who was the Domestic Chaplain and intimate friend of Archbishop Potter . Ed . ]
Memorandums of Things ivhich I hat ? e heard in private from Archbishop Potter's oicn Mouth , as certain Truths . 1 . npiIAT his Majesty King George JL II . had often declared to the
Archbishop himself , that he would always support the Church of England , both as to religion and government , in opposition to all attempts upon it ; and likewise the clergy in all their just rights and liberties . 2 . That the same Prince often used
to make a jest of his Queen ' s intermeddling" so much in theological disputes , especially in the Arian cause . 3 . That his Grace had often reasoned with Queen Caroline on the subject of Arianisxn very freely and
fully ; that she would hear any thing with the greatest condescension and candour ; and however she might screen or favour persons inclined to Arianisrn , she yet was never fixed in that way of thinking , as far as he could discern .
4 . That the Queen ' s disgust for a time to Dr . Waterland , he was sure was not owing to his writings against Arianism , but to a little misbehaviour in the Doctor , upon a certain occasion ,
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1821, page 340, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2501/page/16/