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Scoreith dress. In those engravings, all his numerous vassals and tenants at the Lowlander is clothed in loose, and Dunkeld, a great part of whom, and the Highlander in close frews.
the Marquis himself, were dressed in There is an engraving of James 1. prews. He also remembers being told of Scotland, in the poffeffion of George by an old gentleman present upon the Chalmers, Esq. of the Board of Trade, occafion, that when the firft Duke of in which that monarch is dressed in the Athol held a court at Loggierait, before clofe trea's and as the picture from the abolition of the heretable jurisdicwhence that engraving was taken must tions, the Duke was dressed in a blue have been executed in Scotland, there bonnet, a thort coat, and trews of plaidbeing a view of Dunbarton Castle in it, ing, the name given to a sort of wock there is thence every reason to imagine, len Auff of the natural colour of the that it ras the dress of that fovereign, wool. during his residence in his own king- Captain Robinson. who has paid par. dom.
ticular attention to such enquiries, is of lo a work, though written many opinion, that the trews was undoubredly years ago, yet only lately printed, en- the antient dress of people of condition, titled, * The History of the Troubles or of any respectability, both in the and Memorable Transactions in Scor- Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland; land, from the year 1624 10 1645, from it was more especially worn by persons the original Ms. of John Spalding, then on horseback, often without boots; it Commiffary Clerk of Aberdeen*, it would was commonly made of a kind of che. appear that the grews were very com.' quered fuff called Tartan, though somemoniy worn at that period.
times of stuff of one colour only. It in the first volume of that work, completely supplied the place of breeches (p. 39) we are told, that the Laird and stockings, covering the feet, the Balnadalloch, escaping froin a twenty legs, and the thighs. As a winter days imprisonment, goes with his coat drets, particularly in time of snow, it and trews all rent and worn to the place was reckoned infinitely preferable to of Innes, and it would appear (from p. the kilt. When the trews were work 37) that it was the usual garb he wore, upon a journey, the plaid was carried for he had been fitting at fupper in it in over the left shoulder, and drawn under his own house.
the right arm. In the second volume (p. 196) the In addition to the circumstances Marquis of Huntly, the most power. above mentioned, it may be proper to fui Chieftain in the Noren, is described add, that when the wearing of the Highas crossing the Spey dressed in a coat land dress was prohibited, by act 19 and trews, with a black bonnet on his George II. c. 39. after the rebellion head.
1745, the trews were included In the same volume (p. 232) we are among the other articles en unierated told, that the celebrated Marquis of upon that occasion as a part peculiarly Montrose, coming from England, to belonging to the Highland garb, and commence that successful career which consequently is mentioned in the act has rendered his name so famous, came 22 George [11.c. 63. by which that pro. fecretly to Scotland, clad in coat and
hibition was repealed. remus.
These are hints which I thought it Traditional evidence is certainly in right to take this opportunity of throw. favour of the point I wish to establish. ing together and preserving, in case the
A very intelligent officer of the Brea. point to which they relate, though a dalbane Foncibles, Capt. Robinson, in- marier of curiosiy rather than of real forms me, that in Athol the irews did use, should ever become the sabject of not fall into disuse till about the begin- future discutfun. ning of the present or end of the last N. B. Some additional inforination cintury, and that it was not totally dil- upon this funject will, I understand, be continued till within the lan thirty years. laid before the Public by Mr. Pinkerton, He remembers being told by a very old in one of the Numbers of his Portraits gentleman of that country, that he re- of the Illuftrious Persons of Scotlanda collects the Marquis of Athol mustering
* In two volumes, octavo, printed at Aberdeen fyr J. Evans, Paternoster-tow, Angus and Son, Aberdeen, and William Creech, Edinburgh, Anno 1797.
LYCOPHRON'S CASSANDRA, L. 359.
Η πολλά δε Βόνδειαν, "Αιθυιαν, Κόρης
χώσεται στρατη. .
irascetur exercitui, INTERPRETERS suppose Minerva and here to Venus, as being rácpologie
to be meant by Boudelav, "Abdurav. Jánar. Instead of ávdászon, invocans, They have therefore rendered ráýpu for read áuddsoura, invocarura. geyso by depultricem nuptiarum. But Cassandra is foretelling the insults to TEFS bears a different leuse ; a senso which the must be expoled from Ajar. which åpwyer confirms. It means adiu. She here speaks of herself, as being itit. Sce the same word in that sense ready to invoke, in this moment of dia at l. 400, 1040; and let Lycophron be stress, xépnu, áfwyòn, táifodov záuws, his own interpreter. Bóveisino is a town Venus ; fearing her patroness Minerva in Thessaly, where Venus was wor
had deferred ther. Η δε χώσεται στρωτο. hipped. Audviar, a fea-fowl, signifies, But see, i. e. Minerva, far from hav. in the language of Cassandra, Venus, ing deserted me, will resent the infult.. sprung from the sea. Kópn, virgo, is applied at 1.8st to Helen, Tpáropos répons;
To the EDITOR of the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE.
ter of PaulDavysViscount Mount. Cathell IN your last Magazine I read an en. (a family now extin& in the male
line). tertaining account of Robert laré If the late Lord Clancarty has a són Earl of Clancarcy; but I apprehend living, I imagine he has a right to the ingenious Author las made a mil- claim the title of his ancestors; but a take in saying that Sarah Duchess of title, without eftate to support it, is Marlborough was aunt to him. This of very little value. One trait in the the could not be, as her maiden name is late Lord's character I cannot but ad. well known to have been Jennings. mire : that, though he lived among The Earl's mother was Elizabetha, the French, he despised their national daughter to Henry Spencer Earl of character for duplicity and deceit; and, Sunderland; he was filter to Charles notwithstanding his being an exile from Earl of Sunderland, who married Lady his native land, was always partial co Ann Churchill, one of the daughters the persons and manners of Britons. of the said Sarah Duchels of Marlbour Many years ago I paid a visit to rough. I find in Nickels's Irish Com- Blarney Castle (situated three miles pendium (or Peerage) for 1745, that from Cork), the ancient seat of the the said Earl of Clancarly married a ancient family of the Mac Carrys. !! daughter of Captain Plyer of Gosport, was then inhabited by Saint John Jefand char he was Captain of the Adven- ferys, Esq. the owner of it, who, in ture man of svar in 1731. Therefore the German War of 1759, railed a the Lady your Correlpondent says he company at Cork, at his own expence, married when he was fixty-three years for Crauford's British Volunteers.. i old (and whose name he has not given remember, the Sorjeants, when they us), must have been a second wife. had used to stop to make their speech
I should be thankful.to be informed to engage mea to inlift, frequensly what became of his Lord Chip's brother Aung a handful of guineas on the drum. Juftin MacCarty, who married a daughte head, saying, "My lads, hčarken to
the Blarney goldfinches.” The regi- the same reason (i.c. a little innocent me nt served at Belleifle and other places, mirch) as new comers are sworn at the and was reduced in 1963.
Hotns at Highgare ; and it was a comBut to return to the Castle. Adjoin. mon faying at Cork, when they heard ing to the inhabited manfion there was a wheedling prating fellow, to say, a large square tower, with winding * He bas been at blarney." fone stairs to the topi the foors were Captain Jefferys was at considerable all gone, but the roof, which was of expence in improving and enlarging the Stone, was entire, in the crevices of village near the Caftle, and establithing which, and on the battlements, parsley the linen manufactory there : notwithgrew in great luxuriance and abundance. Standing which, many peasants of the It was a fingular custom here for all old stock had used to speak with reAtrangers who ascended to the top of the gret at their not being under the propower tocreep on their hands and knees itation of the Mac Cartys their antient to the corner stone of the highest pinna Lords. cle and kils the same, by virrue of I was much pleased with the Gothic which the parties ever after were said Fragment in your last Number, and to be, endowed with extraordinary thould be thankful to see some more powers of loquacity and persuasion of it. Nobody really believed that killing the
Yours, &c. stone could have any such effect, but
J. G. the custom was complied with for much Walsall, July 10, 1796.
EPITAPH in BATH CATHEDRAL, written by C. ANSTY, Authot of
• The BATH GUIDE."
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In Schola Eronenfi educarus
Quam ut umbratili
Ad militiæ laudem ie. totum contulit
Cum diu fortiter defendifier
Strenua tandem fa&ta eruptione
Expeditionis contra MANILLAS
Auctor idem er Dux fuit
Vale! Dux acer,
Pofteris exemplar cradam.
To the EDITOR of the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. Ś IR, I HAVE lately found among fome old family papers, a colle&tion of Aneco
dotes of the times in which they were written. Some of these I have tran. scribed in the inclosed thect, and if you think them worth your notice, I will send you more at a future opportunity. They were written by the Rev. J. Histos, Rector of Alderton, in Noribampionshire, and, generally, at the end of each is added the name of the person from whom he had the information, with the year in which it was communicated, as in the first, of VOLUBOUE I doubt not to find, when I have time to search for them, more books of the fame nature, as he seems to have been fond of using his pen when, owing to frequent fits of the ftone, he could not otherwise employ himself. I find also references fron, this one book to pages which it does not contain, from which I judge it is the first of the collection, as this bock is perfect, and contains fortycighe pages of close written matter, quarto fize. 'I give the preference to your Magazine from mo:ives of graticode, as I have found frequent entertainment and information from anecdotes of the like kind, of the same times, and concerning some of the fame persons.
ANECDOT E S.
EDWARD MONTAGUE, EARL OF 'containing all the orders of the family, SANDWICH.
the buñiness of căch particular servant MR.VOLEBON, father to Mrs. Buro (who at his firft coming had his para.
rell, of Adstock, in Bucks, being graph wrote out for him as his rule, Secretary to the Earl of Sandwich, and which if he did not observe, he was in the thip with bis Lordship (the Sove turned off), and the particular dishes to Teiga), at the engagement with the be served up every day in the year. A Durch in 1672, his mafter said to him, neighbouring Lord sending him word whilf he was putting the George on one morning that he would dine with him, “ Now, Vol, I must be sacrificed," him, be called for the cook, and asked meaning to the hatred of the Duke of him before the fervant what he had for York,by whose management his ship had dinner that day, and having heard him no boat wherein to escape at an extreiniry, recount it, bid him put another turnip and he was engaged with seven or eight into the pot. Dutch ships, till of 1100 men they had · The estate is 2000l. per annum, but 80 left s ro throwing himself into which the late Lord's lifter gave by an the sea, he was drowned. They charged irrevocable deed cqually between sie klm svith want of courage in a former Cloberry Holt and Colonel Tyrrell
, engagement, to make him, as he said to with this difference, that the first was to Mr. Volubone, expose and lose his life, have all if the Colonel died without that he might wipe off the stain. Mr. ilsue male. This the Colonel is difVolubone first descried the Dutch Fleet, puting at law, endeavouring to vacate and was the last man that left the ship; in the deed, that it may come equally be confideration whereof, when he brought tween them in every respect, urging his Master's George to King Charles ll. that he was non compos, or had not he gave him a place of 8sol. per annum, fanity, being for a great while before which he enjoyed all his reign. Mr. The made it disabled from saying any Volubone swam two hours before he thing but age and no, and often con. was taken up by Sir Edward Spragg.mm founding these, as the chaplain, phyfie Mr. Burrell, 1726.
cian, apothecary, and steward, witness
for the Colonel. This fuit has cost the LORD BRERETOW.
Colonel 1200l. without one hearing. Lord Brereton, of Cheshire, the firft 8ool. was expended on one Comuni!lion, of the family that was ennobled, who for examining witnesses, and 80!. he baile wie fately feat there in Queen gave to four eminent Counsel only, for Elizabeth's reign, had a book (which confidering whether the Lord ChancelMr. Aldsworth found in the house) lor wound iry it in his court, or romit it Vol. XXX. JULY 1796..
to the Common Pleas, because it was tinually, and is said to be writing the likely to hold three days, and he lives of King James 11. William 111. scrupled allowing paper evidence in a and Queen Anne, by the memoirs and cause of such contequence. The stamp- instructions the furnishes. His picture cd paper on which the depositions were was lately drawn by Richardson for her wrote coft 81.
None of her Grace's relations behoes SARAH DUCHESS OF MARLBOROUGH. the Duke of Bridgewater would appear
The Duchess of Marlborough haih for her on the cause with the work men misunderstandings with all her relations in the House of Lords. She pleaded a -gives a great deal in charity with an promise from Queen Anne to finith the ill grace. A lady begged something of building at her own expence, on the her for the family of Prebendary Duke's objecting to her plan that it did of Windsor, lately deceased, saying, not befit a subject, and would be too the Earl of Godolphin's lady had given much for a private purse. The Queen her twenty guineas ; whereat the likewise, when the chose this model, Duchess fell into a paffion; and after said, she did not mean it for a private saying inany hard things, as, that the house, but a monument of his worth, snight give away all the had, if it were ten and the nation's gratitude. times as much; and tllat Me supposed it was The Duke was so coverous in Flanexpected 'The should give even more than ders, that he made a snilt to dine with the other lady, and the like, went and one officer or other every day, to save ferched her forty guincas. Her Grace the expence of a table. When they gave Sool. to the fifter of Arthur Mayn. came to him on business, or with a rewaring, Esq. who having her fortune
queft, he would say, “ Aye, it muft be, in his hands, he put it, together with hut I have nor time to talk of it now; the money he fold his ellate for, at I'll come and dine with you 10-more the instigation of Mrs. Oldfield, into row." It was happy for the nation be the South Sea, and left it altogether to was so niggardly and fordid, and, conher, who was his mistress, his head be
sequently unpopular; for what might ing disordered with the curing of the he not have done at the head of 100,000 di temper which the had given him, as it men, when a few regiments, and many was raid. This sister lived with Mr. of them new raised, did so much at the Maynwaring, and consented to the rebellion of Preston ? feiling of the plate, to please him, think. The Duchess will give 2000l. a year ing all would be her's in the end. But to each of Lord Sunderland's two bro. Mrs. Oldfield, upon the commencing of thers. She told Mr. Holloway it would a lav.fuit, fearing to lose all, gave up coft her zool. a night in wax candles, if the lady's fortune.
the lighted as many as the house re. Dr. Clark, of St. James's, is her quired. greatest confidant, going to her con.
AFFECTING STORY OF MR. HALL. . [From “ CAMPBELL'S JOURNEY OVERLAND TO India,” in Page 40.) ALTHOUGH you are row, my dear and set to configo me to a night of une
friend ! a witness to my being the disturbed repore - when the bounties of most perfectly wretched of all creared be. Nature, and the productions of Art, ings, yet the time is not long past, when were poured with the profufion of fond Fortune smiled upon and gave me pro- paternal affection into my lap when mise of as much happiness as Man in this troops of friends hailed my rising prolwretched vale of tears is allowed by his pects-muhen health and peace made circumicribed nature to hope for. I this person their uninterrupted abodehave seen the time when each revolve and when the moft benignant love that ing Sun rose to ulher me to a day of joy, ever bleted a mortal filled up the mes.
By Mr. Maynwaring's will, dated 27th Sept. 1712, he bequeathed to his fifter 1000L and the remainder of his estate. real and personal, to Mrs. Oldfield and her fon by him, to be equally divided (See a copy of this will in the Appendix to Mrs. Oldfield's Life, by William Egerton, 8vo 1731). Of the calumnious report propagated at the time, that his death was occafioned by an infamous cfease, fte an ampie refutation in Oldmixon's ** Life and Posthumous Works of Arthur Maynwaring,'' 8vo. 1715. P. 344.- EDITOR.