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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE

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JANUARY, 1819.

LONDON GAZETTE

Cumb.2-Doncast. GENERAL EVENING

Derb.-Dorchest. Times-M. Advert.

Durham Essex N.Times--B. Press

Exeter 2, Glouc. 2 P.Ledger&Oracle

Halifax-Hants 2 M.Post-M.Herald

Hereford, Hull 3 Morning Chronic.

Huntingd.-Kent 4 St. James's Chron.

T Ipswichi, Lancas. Sun-Even. Mail

Leices.2--Leeds 2 Courier-Star

Lichfield, Liver. 6 Globe-Traveller

Macclesf.Courier. Statesman

Maidsto--Manch.9 Packet-Lond.Chr.

Newc.3.-Notts. 2 Albion--C. Chron.

Northampton Eng. Chron.--Ing.

Norfolk, Norwich

ம.பெ Cour.d'Angleterre

N.Wales, Oxford 2 Cour. de Londres

Portsea-Pottery 11 Weekly Papers

Preston-Plym. 2 17 Sunday Papers

Reading -Salisb. Hue & Cry Police

Salop-Sheffield2 Lit. Adv.-Lit.Gaz.

Sherborne, Sussex Bath 3-Bristol 5

Shrewsbury Berwick-Boston

Staff.-Stamf. Birmin. 3, Blackb.

Taunton—'Tyne Brighton - Bury

Wakefi.-Warw. Camb.-Chath.

Wolverh. Worc.2 Carli.2--Chester 2

York3.IRELAND37 Chelms. Cambria, CONTAINING

SCOTLAND 24. Cornw.-Covent, 2

Jersey 2. Guern. 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence.

Reviews of New Publications. MINOR CORRESPONDENC..-Questions, &c. ... 2 Nichols's Illustrations of Literary History...37 Formation of “The Cambrian Society"......3 Brief Account of the Guildhall, London .....42 Singular Anecdotes of the late Lord Rokeby 4 Servant's Monitor ; by R. C. Dallaway.... 43 Rev. W. Hetherington's Charity to the Blind. 6 The King; a Lecture, by Mr. De Coetlogon47 Hint for National Monument.-C.D.Giddy ib. Savage's Hints on Decorative Printing......48 Sparrows proposed as food for the Poor ......7 The Club ; a Dialogue, by James Puckle. ib. Bible Societies disapproved.-Drought 1719. 8 The Northero Courts, &c. by John Brown.49 The Tower of Bemioster Chapel, Dorset......9 Bramsen's Letters of a Prussian Traveller.52

Compendium of County History" defended.9 | Expeditions, to Zaire to South America 53,55 COUNTY HISTORY—Northumberland, &c....10 Answer of Protestants to Catholic Board ...57 Remarks on the Sigos of Inns, &c.. 14 LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.

59 Custom at Manors of Wichnor avd Dunmow.ib. Intelligence relating to Arts and Sciences... 61 M. Varelst; Flowers on Graves, &C..........16 SELECT POETRY

.62 Account of the Improvement of the Potteries. 17

Historical Chronicle. Portrait of Lieul.-general Lord Lynedoch...17 Proceedings in present Session of Parliament 65 Historical Essay on Sculpture in Italy ......18 Interesting Intellig. from London Gazettes. 68 Funeral of Lady Katharine Berkeley,1596, 23 Abstract of principal Foreign Occurences...69 Topographical Account of Tottington, Norf. 24 The Marquis of Hastings on the India War 73 Antiquities, &c. discovered at Whittlesford 27 | Intelligence from various parts of the KingTour to Paris in 1701--Account of Paris ... 29 dom, 78.-London and its Vicinity........ 79 ON CATHEDRAL SchoolS--St. David's........32 Promotions, &c.-Birihs and Marriages....81 Hypercriticism-Decem Menses, Dryden....53 OBITUARY:-Lord Ellenborough, Sir Philip Onthe Circulating Medium of Great Britain34 Francis, J. Coke and E. Golding, esqrs.&c.83 Dr. Bentley vindicated as to Anth. Collins 35 Meteorological Diary 94; Bill of Mortality 95 Private Beneficence of her late Majesty. ...36 | Prices of the Markets, 95.-The Stocks, &c. 96

With a Portrait of Lieutenant-General LORD LYNEDOCH ; and a View of the Tower of BeMINSTER CHAPEL in Dorsetshire.

By SYLV ANUS URBAN, Gent.

Printed by John Nichols and Son, at Cicero's HEAD, Red Lion Passage, Fleet-street, London,

where all Letters to the Editor are particularly desired to be addressed, Post-PAID.

MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.

The Draft of a Bill for rebuilding, en- county of Lancaster was the man who aplarging, and erecting Churches in Eng. prehended Guy Fawkes with his dark lanland and Wales, is very judicious, but we tern; and that for his zealous prosecuhave vot room for it. The Draft, we tion of Papists, as Justice of the Peace, doubt not, would be welcome to the higher he was stabbed in Westminster hall, by authorities.

John James, a Dominican friar, in 1640. G. T.'s favour is received ; his former It concluded with this distichLetter is preserved, and we hope to hear “ Reader, if not a Papist bred, from him again.

Upon such ashes gently tread." “A Constant Reader” is inforined that R. X. W. would be glad if any of our any Communication sent by him shall be Correspondents could assist him in disforwarded to the Writer of the Letters re- covering the bearer of the following coat, specting the Ancient Buildings at Sher- which occurs frequently in the diocese of borne.

Lincoln ; viz. a cross boutonnée ; the tincVIATOR's communication is received. tures of the field and of the charge are

The “ Pilgrim's Progress,” inquired unknown to him. “ It occurs in Lincoln, after by our old and respectable friend, is on the Vicar's College, in many places, Very rare.

associated with the Royal Arms, and those In answer to a Corespondent in our Ma- of Beauchamp of Warwick ;-also in the gazine for December, page 482, J. B. College House, associated with the arms T. W. and W. R. state that the title of of Bishop Smith ;-and in the athedral, “ Queensbury," is taken from a high hill on the Dean's Stall. It is found over the of that name, 2000 feet above the level of North Porch of Newark Church ; and a the sea, in the parish of Closeburn, and similar, if not the same coat, is in the winshire of Dumfries. About the half of this dows of Stoke Church, Nottinghamshire, hill was the property of the late Duke of (where it is emblazoned, Sable, a Cross Queensbury.

boutonnée Argent). It is found in other Some egregious errors in Rapin's His- parts of the Diocese.—As this information tory have been suggested to us. In the is wanted in reference to a Work which is table of the genealogy of Edward III. (vol.I. on the eve of going to press, an early reply p. 444.) Margaret, mother to Henry VII. would be peculiarly acceptable.” is stated to have been married to three “ A Juvenile Reader” asks, “ By whom husbands : 1. John De la Pole, Duke of was Earl Grey secreted after the battle of Suffolk; 2. Edmund Tudor ; 3. Thomas Sedgmoor? What was the fate of the indiStanley ; when in fact (according to seve- vidual who secreted him ? Where was ral undoubled authorities) her husbaods that individual boru ?” were, 1. Edmund Tudor (father to Heory E. H. remarks, that “There is a medal VII.) 2. Henry Stafford (son of Hum- by Kirk, of John Harrison, the reverse of phrey Duke of Buckingham.) 3. Thomas which is the Library at Armagh, founded Stanley Earl of Derby. There is ano- by Primate Robinson, and which is also ther mistake also noticed in giving John the reverse of a medal of that Prelate, Is Mowbray Duke of Norfolk as husband to this Chronometer Harrison, and had he Elizabeth daughter of Edmund Earl of any connexion with Armagh Library, to March, whereas that Lady was wife to the justify this application of the above menLord Henry Percy, surnamed Hotspur ; tioned reverse ?" a personage who will not be forgotten so The same Correspondent inquires whelong as Shakspeare continues to be read there is any Biographical Sketch of and admired. This table or pedigree has Frith, the Birmingham Poet, who kept a been recently copied into‘Andrews's History public house in that town, writing and of Great Britain,' 4to. with these errors. singing songs for the entertainment of his

As the name of the person who seized customers ? the infamous incendiary Guy Fawkes is A Correspondent, under the signature not generally known, we give the words of of An, wishes to be informed as to the a respectable Correspondent on that sube legality of an Assignee to a commission, in ject : “ This act has been generally at- cases of Bankruptcy, retaining effects in tributed to Sir Thomas Knyvet, a genıle- his pissession, for i he purpose of applying man of the Privy Chamber and a Magi- them to his own use, and at the sale be. strate ; but I rather suppose that Fawkes coming a purchaser of the same. was brought to him after his apprehension. The Remarks on Chankbury Hill will be My authority is from an epitaph which inserted soon. was in the church of St. Ann, Alders- S. T. B, will find his communication in. gate, London, for Peter Heiwood, who serted in the SUPPLEMENT. Other friends died in 1701, which states that his ances- shall be attended to as speedily as our li. tor Peter Heiwood of Heywood in the mits will permit.

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,

For JANUARY, 1819.

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE.

TAR

Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 1. vies, Rev. Eliezer Williams, Rev. David The following account of the for. Williams, Rev. David Nicholl, Rev. Wile. mation of a Society for the pre

liam Morgan. servation of the remains of ancient

The objects of the Society are expressBritish Literature, and for the en

ed in the following, amongst other Recouragement of the National Musick, solutions passed at this Meeting : will waót no recommendation to the

“ That one of the first objects of the Editor of the Gentleman's Magazine. Society will be to collect a complete The valuable remains of our ancient

Catalogue of all Welsh Manuscripts, to national literature have suffered, with: Principality and in England, or on the

be found in the several Libraries in the in these hundred years, irreparable Continent, both public and private.losses by fires and neglect, to the

That a Literary Agent, of competent abigreat discredit of a literary age and

lities, be employed by the Society, as nation. To prevent such further

soon as its finances are equal to the losses, and to do honour to the most charge, to visit the said several Libraries ancient of the living languages of of Welsh Manuscripts, of wbich they may Europe, is the main object of the obtain information, in order to transcribe, Cambrian Society. To promote such with the permission of the owners, coan object will, I am sure, give plea- pies of the said Manuscripts.—That a sure to Mr. Urban. I am, sir, your complete collection of the transcripts, faithful servant,

BRITANNICUS.

so obtained for the Society, be deposited in the British Museum, or elsewhere

after the publication of such of the tranPrimary Meeting of the CAMBRIAN

scripts as shall be approved by the ComSociety.

mittee for that purpose.—That it shall Oct. 28, 1818. A Meeting was held

be a special object of the Society, to colat the White Lion, Carmarthen, which

lect all printed works in the Welsh Lanformed itself into a Society for the Pre

guage of which there are not copies, at servation of the remains of Ancient Bri.

present, in the Library belonging to tish Literature, Poetical, Historical, An- the Welsh School in Gray's-inn-lane, in tiquarian, Sacred, and Moral; and for

order to be deposited in that Library.-the Encouragement of the National Mu

That Mr. Edward Williams be requested sick, by the name of the CAMBRIAN So.

to reside, for a certain portion of the CIETY, under tbe patronage of the Duke

year, at Carmarthen, to superintend the of Beaufort, the Earl of Powis, the printing of the Society's publications, Bishops of Bangor, St. David's, St. Asapb, and to give instructions to young Stuand Llandaff, Lord Dynevor, Lord Ken.

dents in Welsh Poetry and Literature. yon,

Lord Cawdor, Lord Clive, Sir Wat- -That Mr. Edward Williams's acceptkin Williams Wynn, Sir Thomas Mos

ance of the said appointment be entered tyn, Sir Robert Vaughan, Sir Charles

into the minutes of the Society. That Morgan, and C. W.W. Wynn, esq. M. P. the Prospectus of Collections for a new

History of Wales, collected and transAdjourned Meeting at the Palace Aber.

lated from ancient historical documents, gwilly, Oct. 29.

in the Welsh Language, by Edward WilThe following Committee was ap

liams, be printed and published at the pointed: The Lord Bishop of St. Da. expence of the Society.vid's, Lord Dynevor, William Lewes, esq.

The Tbanks of the Society were then D. Davies, esq. M:D. T. Bowdler, esq.

given to the Lord Bishop of St. David's, Capt. Philipps, R. N. J. E. Saunders, esq.

for his great Exertions in conducting William Morgan, esq. The Rev. Arch

the Formation of this Society, and the deacon Beynon, Rev. B. Millingchamp, lively interest he has taken in promotRev. Edward Picton, Rev. Edward Da. ing its objects.

Queries

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Queries on particulars desirable to be and the Rev. Eliezer Williams be Judges

known relative to Welsh Antiquities for South Wales.—That the Prizes for and Literature,

the English Essays be decided by the 1. What inedited Welsh Manuscripts Committee.—That a Silver Harp, of the are known to you?-2. Where are they value of Five Guineas, with a gratuity deposited ?-3. Are you acquainted with of

be given to the best any portion, or any whole translation, Proficient on the Harp,—and that pecuof the Holy Scriptures, in Welsh, more niary gratuities be given to the several ancient than the Norman Conquest, or Competitors, to defray their expences.” than the art of printing?-4. Do you know any unpublished Welsh Triads,

Mr.URBAN,

Charlotte-street, Porthanded down by tradition or otherwise?

land-place, Jan. 6. -5. What Welshmen have left the

Nec malè vixit, qui natus moriensque Principality, since tbe time of the Re.

fefellit. formation, on account of their Religion, or any other cause, whom you think

WHERE is something peculiarly probable to have conveyed with them pleasing and interesting in the any Remains of Welsh Poetry and Lite- Anecdotes of Original Characiers who rature?—6. In what Libraries, in Eng- have passed through a long life,land, or any other part of the British do- provided that nothing occurs injuminions, do you think it likely that some rious to sound morality, or offensive of these Remains are deposited ?-7. In

to good mappers, which make the wbat Continental Libraries do you think

lu the singularity of men reit probable that some of them may be found ?-8. What original Welsh Books, investigate, and satisfactory to know,

tired from all society, it is curious to or what Books, relative to Welsh Lite.

in what manner they have filled up

the rature, in any Language, do you know to be published ?-9. Do you know any Pen

many hours, in wbich we, who occupy nillion not yet published ?-10. Do you

the more busy scenes of an active life, know of any species of Welsh Compo- fancy ourselves to be more usefully,and sition, Poetical or Musical, correspond- better employed. Though the effect ing with that called “ Glee" in English,

and influence of example be totally lost or which is known by the name of « Ca- by the retired habits of the solitary niad tri, or, Caniad pedwar' ?-11. Can and recluse ; still from the simple and you exbibit to the Society any old Welsh inoffensive life of the Nobleman deveTunes, Sacred or otherwise, not yet pub, loped in the following Memoir, the Jished ?-12. What Welsh Books, and

contemplative mind cannot fail of deBooks on Welsh Literature, already pub- riving some amusement: and, I hope, lished, and now become scarce, do you

some instruction from his benevolence, think merit to be republished ?"

and from tbe genuine mildness of his At a Committee Meeting, held at

manners.

W. C. D. Carmarthen, Nov. 25th, 1818, the fol. lowing Resolutions were adopted :

On Saturday, August the 29th, 1818, “ That the special Thanks of the So

we went from Sandgate by the ve. ciety be given to Mr. J. Jones, of Jesus College, for his offer to transcribe Welsh nerable and picturesque ruins of SaltManuscripts for the use of the Society;

wood Castle, and the elegant modern and to the Rev. Walter Wilkins, now at

house of Mr. Deedes at Sandling, Florence, for his promise to examine the to Mount Morris, the seat of the late Catalogues of Foreign Libraries, with a Lord Rokeby, whose portrait we purreference to the fifth Query.--That Lord chased at Sandgate. It is situated Dynevor be requested to be the Presi- in the parish of Monks Horton, about dent of the Society in Dyfed.—That the five iniles from Hythe in Kent, in a annual Meetings be appropriated to the sort of park, which, save some band. recitation of the Prize Verses and Essays;

some trees below the house, could and to the performances on the Harp ;

never have much to recommend il. and that all other business be reserved

The house, which I imagine to have for the Committee.-[The Literary Prizes

been built in the reign of Charles II, proposed by the Society have already been noticed in our last volume, p. 538.]

is of red brick, square, of tasteless - That there be four Judges appointed unimposing elevation ; and baving a for the decision of the poetical Prizes, heavy balustrade at the top. Since two from North and two from South- Lord Rokeby's death in 1800 it bas Wales ; and that a President of the four been uninhabited and neglected, has be chosen by ballot, and have the cast- a desolate and melancholy appearance; ing vote.-That Mr. Edward Williams and probably, in a very few years,

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nel towel. He was very fond of bathWe were shewn over the house by ing; and used to remain very long in an intelligent woman, who lives in a cold bath, in a grove near the house. a cottage in the grounds, and who He rose at five, and passed much of had been house-maid to Lord Rokeby bis time out of doors--begipniog the during the last five years of his life. day by drinking some water from a. She related many interesting particu- favourite spring near the bouse, fetchlars of her old inaster-who having ing it bimself, or watching the serbeen dissuaded in early life from a vant who went' for it, that he might marriage with a widow, and this be sure of its freshness. Latterly, widow, hurthened with seven children, bis breakfast consisted of beef-steaks ; devoted himself to a life of celibacy of which he was very fond. He never and retirement; not that he wholly tasted beer, wine, tea, or coffee, but secluded himself from society: he frequently drank milk. He dined at received his friends and neighbours four-took his meals standing, at a very hospitably, but never returned very small round table, just large their visits. He was in the habit of enough for one dish, and one plate; attending the market at Hythe, for it was about three feet high, and was the purpose of buying and selling covered by a table-cloth of unbleachcattle, of which he was a good judge ;

ed lipen ; he used woodep trenchers, and sometimes went to Canterbury, a very common knife, silver threeand to Maidstone: on which occa. pronged forks; never eal either pepsions he bired a postchaise, though he per, salt, vinegar, or mustard; dislikusually accompanied the chaise on ed boiled meat, and vegetables of all foot, being a great walker.

kinds; preferred steaks, game, poulDuring the last twenty years of his try, and beef-tea. life he let his beard grow long, as

He would frequently in Winter go seen in the engraving ; while bis

long into the kitchen, a very small, indifwhite hair, floating on his back and ferent one, while the servants were at sboulders, gave him a patriarchal, ve- tea; desire them not to disturb them. perable, but very extraordinary ap- selves-listen to their chal-somepearance. He seldom wore a hai; times fall asleep--and indeed remain but always carried one, of antique so long, that they desirous of going form, under his arm ; and he is said to bed, made noises to awaken bin. to have looked singularly ill with a He preserved his sight to the last; hat on. His coat, of good fine cloth, bad a keen and penetrating eye; latwas old fashioned. His waistcoat, of terly he became rather deaf ; and when swap-down, without a back, with out of humour pretended to be more tapes to keep it up. His stockings $0; peevishly saying, he could not were of coarse yarn, without feet, bear. His establishment consisted of excepting enough to cover the heels, three men and three maids. The butand thereby prevent the stocking from ler lived forty-two years with him. riding up.

His shoes were of thin Lord Rokeby had a rooted dislike to Jeather, with remarkably thick soles ; bapk-notes ; and always paid his and so very long, that they never ser vants in guineas, constantly excould have kept on, had they not pressiog fears, that ihe next time he come up very high.

must pay them io paper. At his death Lord' Rokeby had long given up much gold was found in bis possession. the use either of bed or body linen. One of his brothers generally paid He wore flannel shirts with sleeves, him an annual visit; but though on to which were tacked the old-fashion- excellent terms with his family, it ed appendage of ruffles. He changed always seemed a restraint on Lord them three times a week. He slept Rokeby; and before the fortnight or in the very finest new blankets; which three weeks was over, he became fracwere changed every three weeks in tious, as the maid said, and to those Summer, and every six weeks in Win. used to his ways, evidently uneasy: ter, They then were washed and pass

and as if relieved from a weight, ed to the servants beds as required; when Mr. Morris quitted him. their old blankets being distributed His death was occasioned by a moramovgst bis poor. He always washed tification in his foot. He suffered in salt water, never using any kind of much pain--sent for many physicians,

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