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the title-page of the Museum copy is written with pencil, “ by the Revd. E. Smedley.” The work is a poem in reply to the question, Why are you a Church of England Christian? 35 pp.

A Churchman's Second Epistle. By the Author of Religio Clerici. With Notes and Illustrations. London, 1819, 85 pp.—A curious work, in which there seem to be some good strokes of satire amongst the bigotry. W. H. B.-" In the latter part,” the author says, " he has thought it his duty to express firmly, though he hopes not uncharitably, his opinion of the perils to which the Established Church is exposed by the rapid progress of modern Puritanism.” A characteristick specimen of this gentleman's religion, as well as of his charity, is afforded by the concluding lines of his poem, where he desires to have it recorded in his epitaph, that

“ He loved established modes of serving God,
Preached from a pulpit rather than a tub,

And gave no guinea to a Bible Club !" Religio Christiani; a Churchman's Answer to Religio Clerici, 1818, 8vo.

Religio Militis; or Christianity for the Camp.-Lond. 1827, 18mo. pp. 151.

The Religion of a Church of England-Man, 12mo. T. R.-This brief notice was furnished, I helieve from memory, by Mr. Rodd, of Newport-Street, and was without date.

S. W. Norwich,

Ост. 30тн, 1829.

Additions and Corrections.

proper aclions.'

The reading of MS. W. 2 agrees lic, in 1657,-by the influence of Pope with that of MS. R. in the first three Alexander VII, and in consideration of sheets, unless otherwise mentioned in assistance rendered by that Pontiff, to the the present table.

Venetians, in permission to levy taxes on Page 2, note 3; for 'MS. L.' read their Clergy, and in a donation, to the MSS. L. & W. 2'

republic and the family of Chigi, of a 4, n. 8; add, 'MS. W. 2 reads, im- large sum of money, subscribed by the

Jesuits themselves - See Racine, Abré6, n. 6; dele, "and all the MSS.' de l'Histoire Ecclésiastique, p. 40.

8, n. 8; The assertion in this note, Histoire Général de la naissance et des that “the Jesuits, after their expulsion progrès de la Compagnie de Jesus, 4 vols. from Venice, have never again been toler- 12mo. 1761, t. i, p. 409–412. Daru, ated there,” was made by the Annotator, Histoire de Venise, t. iv, 570—572. in whose time it was true : and I have 9, n. 3; dele the note, and read, been recently assured by a member of "Thus all the MSS. and Edis. 1642, that Society, (through the medium of 1643, 1645, and 1686:- those of 1659, a friend,) that it is still true. I find, 1672, 1678, 1682, and 1736 read, have. however, that the statement is no longer - Ed.' strictly correct. The Jesuits, though un- 9, n. 4; dele the last line; and, after der considerable restrictions, did obtain MSS.' add, 'except MS. W. 2.' readmission to the territory of the repub- 11, line 14; that it rise) read, that


- Ed.

"it should rise.'--Errata, 1643.

See this argument used by Bp. Warbur11, n. 8; for MSS. W. f Li' read, ton, towards the close of the Dedication MSS. W., W.2 4. R.'

of his Divine Legation.-J. 12, n. 9; dele the note, and read, 30, n. 5; for, clause,' read, This clause is in MSS. W. & W.2, but tence.' not in MS. R.- Ed.'

32, n. 5; add, "W.2 & R.' 12, n. 2, line 6; for 'the living,'read, 32, n. 7; add, 'See Johnson's Jour'the number of the living.'

ney to the Western Islands, fc. Works, 13, line 12; disposed,] read, 'indis- vol. viii, p. 279.' posed.'— Errata, 1643. See the quota- 33, n. 9; add, but in MS. W. 2.' tion of this passage by Dr. Southey, 38, n. 8; for MS, W.' read, all the (Colloquies ii, p. 62, note,) in which its MSS.' appositeness is of course marred by this 38, 1. 13; the] read, that.'--Errata, unfortunate mistake.- Ed.

1643. 13, line 30; methinks, fc.] See note 41, n. 7; for cannot &c.'read, 'canat p. 122.-Ed.

not do all things but sin.' 14, line 1; Tertullian.) An author in 44, n. 3; add, 'See Retrospective Rewhose works Browne appears to have view. New Series, ii, 216.-Ed.' been deeply read, and whom he strongly 44, n. 8; for, MS. W. reads,' read, resembles.-J. C.

all the MSS. read.' 14, line 16; cenotaph.] There is, in 45, n. 9; after '1642,' add, 'and MS. W. 2, a blank instead of this word. MS. W.'

45, n. 1; for, MS. W.' read, "all 16, n. 2; add, “but they are in MS. the MSS.' W. 2.'

68, n. 6; read, Wanting in Edts. 16, n. 3; add, MS. W. 2 reads, 1642 and all the MSS.-Ed.' " that angels cannot do it.”.

76, 1. 16; not miscall] read, 'not to 16, n. 4; after . MS. W.'add, 'W.2 miscall.'—Errata, 1643. & R.'

86, 1, 7; some] read, 'the same.'19, n. 3; add,' MSS. W., W. 2 & R. Errata, 1643. read, “as it was before the first, when." 88, 1. 28; can] read, 'cannot.'—Er19, n. 4; add, 'W. 2 & R.'

rata, 1643. 21, n. 3; add, 'expanded in MS. 95, 1. 9; in) read, 'the.'-Errata, 1643. W, 2.'

101, l. 17; too] read, .so.'—Erra22, 1. 13; from which, by, fc.] read,

ta, 1643, from which it cannot swerve, but by 101, n. 1; for 1751,' read, 1571.' &c.'-Errata, 1643. In none of the edi- 112, l. 2 ; earthly) read, 'watery.'tions has this omission of the but been Errata, 1643. supplied :—in the present a conjectural 116, n. 4; add, or rather the transreading was suggested, in order to make lator availed himself of the Errata, in sense without it.- Ed.

Ed. 1643, as ought the present Editor.' 24, n. 4; add, to the first paragraph, 117, l. 6; a story out of Pliny,] Edts. * MS. W. 2 reads, " 'T was not a mere 1678, 1682, & 1736, add the following chance to discover the

clause here,-"A tale of Bocace or Mapowder-treason, contrived by a miscar. lizpini ; " on what authority does not apriage of the letter, "--but this is, no doubt, pear.-Ed. a false reading. The Author meant to 128, Second Paragraph ;] Sir Kenelm, say, “'T was not dumb chance that, to in this passage, implies that Browne at: discover the fougade or powder-plot, con- tributed De Tribus Impostoribus to Bertrived a (i. e. its) miscarriage in (i. e. by nardinus Ochinus : which is not the means of) the letter."'

case.- Much curious speculation and re24, n. 5; add, 'MS. W. 2 reads, search (and perhaps some invention) has “dispenseth her favour.”'

been bestowed on the question of the 25, 1. 19; sortileges] See this subject author of this work and even of its extreated in a masterly manner, in Gata- istence:—a condensed account of which ker's treatise on Lots.--J. C.

may be found in Barbier's Dictionnaire 26, 1. 14; that can supply them all.! des Ouvrages Anonymes et Pseudonymes, Here terminates MS. L.Ed.

8vo. 1824, vol. iii, p. 648,-art. 21612; 27, 1. 10; yea] read, 'yet.'—Errata, see also Renouard, Catalogue de la Bi1643.

bliotheque d'um Amateur, t. 1. p. 118: 29, 1. 28; peremptorily maintain, fc.] and Bayle.- Ed.



A. GELLIUS (Noct. Attic. l. xx. cap. ult.) notes some books that had strange titles; Pliny (Præfat. Nat. Hist.) speaking of some such, could not pass them over without a jeer; so strange (saith he) are the titles of some books, Ut multos ad vadimonium deferendum compellant. And Seneca saith, some such there are, Qui patri obstetricem parturienti filiæ accersenti moram injicere possint. Of the same fate this present tract Religio Medici hath partaken: exception by some hath been taken to it in respect of its inscription, which, say they, seems to imply, that physicians have a religion by themselves, which is more than theology doth warrant: but it is their inference, and not the title that is to blame; for no more is meant by that, or endeavoured to be proved in the book, than that contrary to the opinion of the unlearned) physicians have religion as well as other men.

For the work itself, the present age hath produced none that hath had better reception amongst the learned; it hath been received and fostered by almost all, there having been

1 Though a selection only of Mr. Keck's notes has been given in the present edition, yet it has been thought right to preserve his preface, which has been referred to in the course of the foregoing introductory observations.-Ed.

but one that I know of (to verify that books have their fate from the capacity of the reader) that hath had the face to appear against it; that is Mr. Alexander Rosse; but he is dead, and it is uncomely to skirmish with his shadow. It shall be sufficient to remember to the reader, that the noble and most learned knight, Sir Kenelm Digby, has delivered his opinion of it in another sort, who though in some things he differ from the author's sense, yet hath he most candidly and ingenuously allowed it to be a “very learned and excellent piece;" and I think no scholar will say there can be an approbation more authentick. Since the time he published his Observations upon it, one Mr. Jo. Merryweather, a Master of Arts of the University of Cambridge, hath deemed it worthy to be put into the universal language, which about the year 1644 he performed; and that hath carried the author's name not only into the Low Countries and France, (in both which places the book in Latin hath since been printed,) but into Italy and Germany, and in Germany it hath since fallen into the hands of a gentleman of that nation of his name he hath given us no more than L. N. M. E. N.) who hath written learned Annotations upon it in Latin, which were printed together with the book, at Strasbourg, 1652. And, for the general good opinion the world had entertained both of the work and author, this stranger tells you :* "Inter alios auctores incidi in librum cui titulus Religio Medici, jam ante mihi innotuerat lectionem istius libri multos præclaros viros delectasse, imo occupasse. Non ignorabam librum in Anglia, Gallia, Italia, Belgio, Germania, cupidissime legi; constabat mihi eum non solum in Anglia, Batavia, sed et Parisiis cum præfatione, in qua auctor magnis laudibus fertur, esse typis mandatum. Compertum mihi erat multos magnos atque eruditos viros censere auctorem (quantum ex hoc scripto perspici potest) sanctitate vitæ ac pietate elucere, &c.” But for the worth of the book it is so well known to every Englishman that is fit to read it, that this attestation of a foreigner may seem superfluous.

2 In his Medicus Medicatus.

3 That he was a German appears by his notes, page 35, where he useth these words, Dulcissima nostra Germania, &c.

4 In Proefnt. Annotat.

The German, to do him right, hath in his annotations given a fair specimen of his learning, shewing his skill in the languages, as well ancient as modern; as also his acquaintance with all manner of authors, both sacred and profane, out of which he hath amassed a world of quotations: but yet, not to mention that he hath not observed some errors of the press, and one or two main ones of the Latin translation, whereby the author is much injured; it cannot be denied but he hath past over many hard places untouched, that might deserve a note; that he hath made annotations on some, where no need was; in the explication of others hath gone besides the true sense.

And were he free from all these, yet one great fault there is he may be justly charged with, that is, that he cannot manum de tabula even in matters the most obvious: which is an affectation ill-becoming a scholar; witness the most learned annotator, “Claud. Minos. Divion, in præfat. commentar. Alciat. Emblemat. præfix. præstat (saith he) brevius omnia persequi, et leviter attingere quæ nemini esse ignota suspicari possint, quam quasi gay wdeñv, perque locos communes identidem expatiari.”

I go not about, by finding fault with his, obliquely to commend my own; I am as far from that, as 't is possible others will be: all I seek by this preface, next to acquainting the reader with the various entertainment of the book, is, that he would be advertised, that these Notes were collected ten years since, 5 long before the German's were written; so that I am no plagiary, (as who peruseth his notes and mine will easily perceive,) and in the second place, that I made this recueil merely for mine own entertainment, and not with any intention to evulge it; truth is my witness, the publication proceeds merely from the importunity of the bookseller (my special friend), who, being acquainted with what I had done, and about to set out another edition of the book, would not be denied these notes to attex to it; 't is he (not I) that divulgeth it, and whatever the success be, he alone is concerned

5 Excepting two or three particulars, in which reference is made to some books that came over since that time.

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