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and does not confine himself to the narrow limits of Hebrew phraseelogy, as might be shewn by many instances.'
A strict attention to several minute points of grammatical accuracy
very much contributed to the merit of this tranf. Jation ; particularly the preserving a proper distinction in the use of the definite and indefinite articles, as Matt. x. 24. ' A difciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his mafter;' the not making use of the auxiliary fhall, where a simple future time is expressed, as John, vii. 34. . Ye will seek me, but will not find me;'-the preserving the true power of the imperfect tense, as Matt. xxvi. 16. And from that time he was seeking a good opportunity to deliver him up.' Perhaps Mr. W. too closely adheres to this point ; particularly in the too frequent introduction of the colloquial English phrase to keep doing, as Mark, ii. 13. ! And all the multitude kept coming to him.
As general specimens of the work, we shall make the two following extracts: • Luke, x. 25. And behold! a teacher of the law rose up to try him, 36. saying: Teacher, what muft I do to inherit eternal life? Jefus
said unto him: How is it written in the law? What readeft 27, thou there? He answered: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy foul, and with all thy
ftrengtb, and with all thy mind: and i by neigbbour as thyself. 28. Jesus said unto him: Thou hast answered rightly: do this, 29. and thou shale live.
But he, wishing to justify himself, said 30. onto Jefus : And who is my neighbourThen Jesus took
him up, and said : A man of Jerusalem, on his way io Jeriche,
fell among murderers, who stript and beat him, and left him 31. half dead. And a priest happened to be going down the same 32. road; who saw him, but passed by on the further side. And
in the same manner a Levite also came to the place as he went 33. along, and saw him, but passed by on the further side. But a
Samaritan on his journey came to the place, and, when he saw 34. him, took pity on him, and went up to him, and bound up
his wounds, pouring upon them oil and wine, and set him on
his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of 35. him ; and, on the morrow, when he went away, he took out
two pence, and gave them to the host, and said: Take care of
him; and whatsoever thou shalt spend besides, at my return I 36. will repay thee. Which now of these three thinkelt thou, was 37. neighbour unto him, that fell among those murderers? And
the teacber of the law said : He that had so much pity for him.
Then said Jesus unto him: Gu, and do chou likewise.' • Philippians, ii. 1. Therefore, if encouragemnt in Chrift, if the
comfort of love, if a spiritual union, if affection and compassion 2. have any power ; fill ye up my joy by having the same disposi. 3. tions, the same love, the same soul, the same mind, Let there
be no quarrel or vain-glorying, but with all humility give the 4. preference to each other. 'Let cach consider, not bimself only,
5. but others also. Let the same difpofition be in you, which was 6. also in Christ Jesus; who, though in a divine form, did not 7. think of eagerly retaining this divine likeness; but emptied 8. himself of it, by taking a servant's form : and, being made
like other men, with the dispolitions of a man, he became so
obedient as to humble himself unto death, and death upon a 9. Cross.
nd, for this reason, God highly exalred him, and 20. kindly bestowed on hinn a name abwe every name: that be.
fore the name of Jesus every, kne: fhould bönd, in heaven and 11. upon earth and beneath the earth; and every congue should
confess Jesus Christ to be Lord, to the glory of God ibe father.' If any part of the phraseology in these passages should appear Strange, the influence of habic in favour of the old translation ought to be recollected. • Many alterations,' as our author remarks in one of his notes, which, at first sight, will be hardly suffered, would have appeared infinitely preferable, had they been original, to the present translation.
To the translation, is added, in the third volume, notes, chiefly intended to justify the variations of the present from the commonly received version. These notes, as usual, abound with proofs of the author's learning and ingenuity : but we are of opinion, that this supplement would have been much more useful, had it contained a greater ruinber of paraphrastical elucidations of difficult paffages, and of illustrations of the sacred writings from Jewish antiquity. We must add, too, that, in a general work of this kind, the polemical ftrictures introduced in the preface, on the learned Mr. Burgess's discourse in den fence of the Trinity, have no peculiar propriety.
ART. II. I nerefling Anecdotes of Henry IV. of France. Containing
sublime Traits and lively Sallies of Wit of that Monarch; di. gefted into Chronological Order, and forming a complete Picture of the Life of that amiable and illustrious Hero. Translated from the French. Crown 8vo. 2 Vols. 6s. Boards. Debrett. 1792. he editor of these anecdotes profesies to have arranged
them in such order, as to present to the reader the substance of the history of that great personage to whom they relate. He speaks of the collection as the chain of the important acts of his life, disencumbered from the details, the connections, and the tediousness, of narration. Those details, and that connection, which, in the judgment of this writer, form the tediousness of narration, appear to us to be the very cir, cumstances which constitute the chain of history, and render it
interesting. Personal anecdotes are most pleasing, when in troduced in their proper place by a skilful biographer. Jewels never appear so splendid, as when set in the crown to which
they they belong. However, when thrown in confusion, on the table they are still jewels, and therefore worth gathering up. From these brilliants, we shall make up a small bouquet, for the gratification of our readers :
• The King had a mind to fhew, in a moment, the different tem pers of his Ministers to a foreign Ambaffador. He fent for them, one after another, and said to them ; Here is a beam that threatens to fall. Villeroy, without even looking up at it, advised the King to have it changed immediately. Jenin, after surveying it attentively, confeffed that he did not perceive any fault in it; but that, to prevent accidents, it ought to be examined by persons killed in such matters. Sully answered abruptly, “ Sire, who is it that could have put you in this Aurry? the beam will last longer than çither you or I.”_'
• Henry always shewed great intrepidity and generosity towards his enemies, even to those who, ftimulated by a fanatic zeal, wished to take away his life. The historian Le Grain records an adventure which bappened to this Monarch with one Captain Michau, who had prerended to desert from the Spanish service, and go over to that of Henry, in order to find an opportunity of affaffinating him. One day, says that historian, as Henry was hunting in the forest of Ailas, he perceives Captain Michau at his heels, well mounted, and with a couple of piftols cocked and primed: the King was alone, no affittance was at hand, as it is the custom of hunters to be scattered from one another. Henry, seeing Michau approach, said, in a bold and determined manner, Captain Michau, alight; I want to try whether your horse be as good a one as you say he is. Michau obeyed; the King mounted his horse, and, taking the two pistols, said, Haft thou a mind to kill any one? I have been told that thoa hadft a design to kill me; but it is in my power to kill thee, if I chose. As he said this, he fired the two pistols into the air, and ordered Michau to follow him. The Captain, after many excuses, took his leave in two days after, and never again made his appear. ance
• When Henry was only yet King of Navarre and Duke of Al. bert, he resided at Nerac, a little town in Gascony. He lived like a plain gentleman, and hunted often in the Landes, a district abounding in all sorts of game. In the midst of the diversion, he frequently went to rest himself, and take some refreshment, at the cottage of a Berret; (this is a name given ro che peasants of Béran, from a woollen bonnet of a particular shape, which they generally wear.) No sooner did this new Philemon and his wife perceive the King coming at a distance, than they haftened forward to meet him; and, each taking one of his hands, repeated, in their Patois , with satisfaction pictured in their countenances, Good morrow, my Henry; good morrow, my Henry. They led him in triumph into their cot, and made him fit down on a bench. The Berret went 10 draw some of his belt wine, bis wife brought in her wooden tray some bread and cheese. Henry, more pleased with the good will • The low dialect of the country.'
and the simplicity of his hosts, than he would have been with the most delicate eniertainment, ate with a good appetice, and conversed with them familiarly upon matters suited to their capacity. When this meal was at an end, he took leave of the good couple, promising to come to them as often as the chace should lead him to that quarter; which frequently was the case. After he had obtained peaceable poffeflion of the throne of France, the Berret and his wile heard the event with a degree of joy which is not easy to express. They recollected that he had caten of their cheeses with pleasure; and, as that was the only present in their power to offer bim, they packed up two dozen of the best in a pannier. The Berret determined to be the carrier himself, embraced his wife, and departed. Ar the end of three weeks he arrived in Paris, ran directly to the Louvre, said to the centinel in his dialect, I want to fee our Henry, our wife fends him fome fromages de vache. "The centinel, surprized at the ftrange dress, and itill more at the jargoa of the man, which he did not understand, supposed he was a fool, and pushed him back, giving him some knocks with his full. The Berret, in great trouble, and already repenting of his journey, goes down into the court-yard, and asks himself what could have drawn upon him so unpleasane a recepcion, when he was come with a present to the King. After considering a long time, it at last came into his head, that it was because he said fromages de vache ; and he was determined to correct his mistake. While the good man is occupied in these reflections, Henry, happening to look through the window, sees the Berret walking in the court. His dress, which was known to him, struck him immediately; and, yielding to his curiosity, he ordered the peasant to be called up. The latter throws himself at the King's feet, embraced his knees, and says to him affectionately, Good morrow, my Henry, our wife sends you fome fromages de bæuft. The King, alhamed that one of his countrymen should make so gross a blunder in the presence of the whole Court, stooped down, and said to him in a low voice, Say, fromages de vacbe. The peasant, fill thinking of the treatment he had received, made answer in his Patois ; " I would not advise you, my Henry, to say fromages de vache; for I made use of that mode of speaking at the door of your chamber, and a great wag, dressed in blue, gave me a score of knocks with his fusil, and the like might happen to you.” The King laughed exceedingly at the fimplicity of the good man, accepted his cheeles, loaded him with favours, and made his fortune, and that of all his family.'
• Henry, palling through a little town, faw several deputies coming up to harangue bim. One of them having commenced his discourse, was interrupted by an ass, who began to bray.
“ Gentlemen," cried the King, "? one at a time, if you please.”—
• When Henry was entreated to take more care of his person than he had done, and not to go so often alone or ill-attended, he answered, “ Fear ought never to find admillion into a royal breast.
• * Cheese made of Cow's milk.'
The man who dreads death will make no attempt vpon me; the Dan who despises life will be always master of mine, though I were encompassed with a host of guards. I recommend myself to God when I rise and when I lie down; I am in his hands; and, after all, the tenor of my life is fuch, as to leave me no just caufe for distruft: it belongs only to tyranıs to live in perpetual terror."
Many of the best passages in these volumes it is unnecessary to transcribe, as they are taken from the Meruoirs of Sully; a work in almost every person's poflefion.
Art. Ill. Sketches chiefly relating to the Hiftory, Religion, Learn
ing, and Manners, of the Hindoos. With a concile Account of the present Scale of the Native Powers of Hindotan. The Second Edition enlarged. 8vo. 2 Vols. Pp. 350. 1os. Boards.
Cadell. 1792. This enlarged edition of a work, of which we have already
exprefled our approbation *, contains several important additions. Of these, the most considerable are in the first sketch on the history and religion of mankind; in the seventh, on the mythology, and in the eleventh, on the astronomy, of the Brahmans; and two sketches, entirely new, on the affinity between the religion of Siam, China, Japan, and Thibet, and that of Hindoftan; and on the affinity between the inhabitants of Hindoftan, and those of ancient Egypt. Among other articles of curious information contained in this edition, is an account of Thibet, drawn up from the papers of Mr. Bogle, who travelled thither on an embassy from Mr. Hastings, then Governor General of Bengal. Mr. Bogle gives the following description of his first interview with the Rajah of Boutan, a country tributary to a Lama. (See Rev. vol. Iviii, p. 460.)
" If there is any satisfaction in being gazed at, I had enough of it. I dare to fay, there were 3000 spectators. I was led through three courts, and after climbing the iron-plated ladders which ferve for fairs in this part of the world, I arrived in an antichamber hung round with arms.. Here I waited some time, before I was conducted into the presence chamber, through a dark entry, and down iwo fteps. The Rajah was seated on a throne, or pulpit, (for that is what it was like,) raised about two feet above the floor. He was dressed in the feftival habit of a gylong or priett; being covered with a scarlet sarcin cloak, with a gilded mitre upon his head. A man kepe ewirling an umbrella over him. The pulpit was gilded, and surrounded with filver ewers and vases, and the foor was entirely covered with carpeis. His cfficers, to the number of iwelve, were seated on cushions close to the wall. After making my bows, (which, according to the custom of the country, ought to
* See Rev. New Series, vol. iv. p. 141.