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GRAY

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assert, that Gray“ never wrote any thing easily, but I added, that humour was his natural and original turn. on of Johnson's strange and capricious strictures on the

ith much satisfaction, refer our readers to the life prefixed lat accompany, an elegant edition of Gray's works, 2 vols. . Much that is both elegant and useful will be found in that

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He was a part ardy e Jotha se His Pengress of Love, Md ns Pasan Lentes e written when he was rero ng - ant. n . 2+ racter of a young man ser tsine 1 hot. cant of shepherts and locks. Mi mis ir lower; and the letters have smertung I think and headstrong arton far bers. vincit man always catches when he enters the ri, am ziv: 5 fers to cool as he passes forward

He staid not long at Oxfset: fire, i nsbe les travels, and saw France and Italy. Whez v e obtained a seat in parliament, and son est self among the most eager opponents of a pole, though his father, who was a commissioner admiralty, always voted with the court

Por many years the name of George Lytteltoa in every account of every debate in the bouse of He opposed the standing army; he opposed he supported the motion for petitioning the king to! Walpole. His zeal was considered by the cour only as violent, but as acrimonious and maligoan when Walpole was at last hunted from his places, effort was made by his friends, and many friends! exclude Lyttelton from the secret committee.

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kept a separate court, and opened his arms to the ts of the ministry. Mr. Lyttelton became his seand was supposed to have great influence in the a of his conduct. He persuaded his master, whose s it was now to be popular, that he would advance racter by patronage. Mallet was made under-se, with two hundred pounds; and Thomson had a i of one hundred pounds a year. For Thomson, on always retained his kindness, and was able, at

place him at ease. vre courted his favour by an apologetical poem, call; Trial of Selim ; for which he was paid with kind , which, as is common, raised great hopes, that were { disappointed. ttelton now stood in the first rank of opposition; and , who was incited, it is not easy to say how, to increase :lamour against the ministry, commended him among other patriots. This drew upon him the reproaches of , who, in the house, imputed to him, as a crime, his incy with a lampooner so unjust and licentious. Lyttelsupported his friend ; and replied, that he thought it honour to be received into the familiarity of so great a

While he was thus conspicuous, he married, 1741, Miss cy Fortescue, of Devonshire, by whom he had a son, • late lord Lyttelton, and two daughters, and with whom appears to have lived in the bighest degree of connubial icity; but human pleasures are short; she died in childd about five years afterwards; and he solaced his grief , writing a long poem to her memory. He did not, however, condemn himself to perpetual litude and sorrow; for, after awhile, he was content to eek happiness again by a second marriage with the daugher of sir Robert Rich: but the experiment was unsucessful.

At length, after a long struggle, Walpole gave way, and honour and profit were distributed among his conquerors. Lyttelton was made, 1741, one of the lords of

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- I wave et vous religioos treatise with indot size ant satistiction. The style is fine and clear, 3 gunents ciuse, cogent, and irresistible. May the Day kings, whose glorious cause you have so well deki reward your phoes labours, and grant that I may be a Forths, through the merits of Jesus Christ, to be any witness of that happiness which I don't doubt bountifully bestow upon you. In the mean time, never cease glorifying God, for having endowed to'y such useful talents, and giving me so good a sou.

“Your affectionate father,

THOMAS LYTTELTU!!

A few years afterwards, 1751, by the death o he inherited a baronet's title with a large est though, perhaps, he did not augment, be wa adorn by a house of great elegance and expel much attention to the decoration of his park.

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