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the Blarney goldfinches." The regi- the same reason (i.c. a little innocent ment served at Belleise and other places, mirth) as new comers are sworn at the and was reduced in 1963.

Hotns at Highgare ; and it was a com. But to return to the Castle. Adjoin. mon saying at Čork; when they heard ing to the inhabited manfion there was a wheedling prating fellow, to say, 2 large square tower, with winding * He bas been at blarney." fone stairs to the top the floors 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 establishing which, and on the battlements, parfley the linen manufactory there : notwithgrew in great luxuriance and abundance. ftanding which, many peasants of the It was a fingular custom here for all old stock had used to speak with reArangers who ascended to the top of the gret at their not being under the propower tocreep on their hands and knees rection of the Mac Cartys their antient to the corner stone of the highest pinna- Lords. cle and kils the same, by viriue 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 should 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 the custom was complied with for much Walfall, July 10, 1796.

J. G.

EPITAPH in BATH CATHEDRAL, written by C. ANSTY, Author of

• The BATH GUIDE.'' .

H. S. E.
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Egregiè ornatus
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In Schola Etonenfi educarus
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Quam ut umbratili
In Academiæ ocio delitefceret

Ad militiæ laudem ie. totum contulit
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Cuin diu fortiter defendisiet

Stren ua tandem fa&ta eruptione
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Flagrante poftea Hispanienti bello anno 1762

Expeditimnis contra MANILLAS

Auctor idem et Dux fuit
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BRITANNLE, NOMEN

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To the EDITOR of the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE.' SIR, I HAVE lately found among fome old family papers, a colle&tion of Anec.

dotes of the times in which they were written.' some of these I have tran. scribed in the inclosed sheet, and if you think them worth your notice, I will send you more at a future opportunity. They were written by the Rev. J. Histox, Rector of Alderton, in Noribampionshire, and, generally, at the end of each is added the name of the perfon from whom he had the information, with the year in which it was communicated, as in the first, of VOLUBOVE I doubt not to find, when I have time to search for them, more books of the same nature, as he seems to have been fond of using his pen when, owing to frequent fits of the stone, 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 forty. cight pages of clole written matter, quarto lize. 'I give the preference to your Magazine from motives of gratitude, as I have found frequent enterCainment and information from anecdotes of the like kind, of the same times, and cuncerning some of the fame persons.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient humble servant,

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EDWARD MONTAGUE, EARL OF 'containing all the orders of the family, SANDWICH.

the buwness of cách particular fervant MR.YOLUBONE, father to Mrs. Bor (who at his first 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 hip with bis Lordship (the Sove turned off), and the particular dishes to reign), at the engagement with the be served up every day in the year. A Durch in 1672, his master said to him, neighbouring Lord sending him word whilft he was putting the George on one morning that he would dine with him, “Now, Vol, I must be sacrificed," him, he 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 extremity, recount it, bid him put another turnip and he was engaged with seven or eight into the pot. Dutch lips, till of 1100 men they had The estate is 2000l. per annum, but 80 left fo throwing himself into which the late Lord's fifter gave by an the sea, he was drowned. They charged irrevocable deed equally between Sir blm with 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 fain. Mr. issue male. This the Colonel is ditVolubane first descried the Durch 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 whereef, when he brought tween them in every respect, urging his Master's George to King Charles II, 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 ic 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. founding these, as the chaplain, phyfMr. Bxrrell, 1726.

cian, apothecary, and steward, witness

for the Colonel. This fuit has cost the LORD BRERETOV.

Colonel 1200l. without onc hearing. Lord Brereton, of Cheshire, the firft sool. was expended on one Comuni!lion, of the family that was ennobled, who for examining witnesses, and 89!. hé built the fately feat there in Queen gave to four eminent Counsel only, for Elizabeth's reign, had a book (which considering whether the Lord Chancel. Mr. Aldsworth found in the house) lor would try it in his court, or rcmit it VOL. XXX. JULY 1796.

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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 Jl. 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 ed paper on which the depositions were was lately drawn by Richardson for her wrote coft 81.

Grace.

None of her Grace's relations besides

the Duke of Bridgewater would appear The Duchess of Marlborough haih for her on the cause with the workmen misunderstandings with all her relacions in the House of Lords. She pleaded a - gives a great deal in charity with an promise from Queen Anne to finish 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 subjeći, 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 passion; and after said, the did not mean it for a private saying nany hard things, as, that the house, but a monument of his worth, snight give away all she had, if it were ten and the nation's gratitude. times as much; and that she supposed it was The Duke was to coverous in Flanexpected the should give even more than ders, that he made a shift in dine with the other. lady, and the like, went and one officer or other every day, to save fetched her forty guincas. Her Grace the expence of a table. When they gave 8ool. to the filter of Arthur Mayn• came to him on business, or with a rewaring, Esq. who having her fortune guest, he would say, " Aye, it muft be, in his hands, he put it, together with but I have not time to talk of is now ; the inoney he fold his estate for, at I'll come and dine with you to.mor. the instigation of Mrs. Oldfield, into row." le was happy for the nation he 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 300,000 diltemper which she had given him, as it men, when a few regiments, and many was said. This ifter lived with Mr. of them new raised, did so much at the Maynwaring, and consented to the rebellion of Preston ? selling 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 lalv.fuit, fearing to lose all, gave up coft her 100l. 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 now my dear and fet to configa me to a night of una

friend I a witness to my being the disturbed repose—when the bounties of most perfectly wretched of allcreated be. Nature, and the productions of Art, ings, yet the time is not long past, when were poured with the profufion of fond Fortune imiled upon and gave me pro- paternal affection into my lap when mise of as inuch happiness as Man in this troops of friends hailed my rising prola wretched vale of tears is allowed by his pectsomwhen health and peace made circumfcribed nature to hope for. I this person their uninterrupted abode have seen the time when each revolv. and when the moft benignant love that ing Sun rose to usher nie to a day of joy, ever blelled a mortal filled up the mea.

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 Lise, by William Egerton, 8vo 1731). Of the calumnious report propagated at the time, that his death was occafioned by an infamous disease, fte an ampie refutation in Oldmixon's * Life and Posttumous Works of Arthur Maynwaring,'' 8vo. 1715. P. 344.-EDITOR.

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fare of my bliss. Yes, CAMPBELL! dear friend!! arising from the cxccfs of it was once my happiness, though now, natural affection, are excuseable, if not alas! the source of poignant misery, to amiable, and deserve a better fare than be blefied with the belt parents that disappointment. Alas! my honoured ever watched over the welfare of a child father, you little knew--and, oh! may

- with friends, too, who loved me, and you never know, what sort of fame, whom my heart cherilhed-and-O what fort of honours, await your child ! God! do I think of her, and yet retain May the anguith he endures, and his my seniaz—with the affections of a molt calamitous fate, never reach your young Lady,than whoin Providence, in ears 1-for, too well I know, 'would the fullness of its power and bounty to give a deadly wrench to your heart, and Markınd, never formed

precipitate you untimely to your grave! lovely, one more angelic in perfon, more “ Thus years rolled on; during heavenly in difpofition, more rich in in- which, 'time seemed to have added now tellectual endowments. Alas! my wings to his flight, fo quickly did they friend, will you, can you pardon chele pass. Unmarked by any of those sinil. warm ebullitions of a fond patsion ? ter events that parcel out the time in will you for a moment enter into my wcary stages to the unfortunate, it did feelings, and make allowance for there on unperceived ; and an enlargement transports? But how can you! Your in my lize, and an incrcafe of knowfriendihip and piry may indeed induce ledge, were all I had to inform me that you to escuse this interruptiun; but, to cighteen years had passed away. sympathise truly, and feel as I feel, you “ It was at this time that I first found mun have known the charming girl the fmooth current of my tranquillity herself.

interrupted, and the tide of my feelings “ My father, though he did not (welled ard agitated, by the accellion of move in the very first walk of life, held new Atreams of sensacion: in short, I' the rank of a Gentleman by birth and became a fave to the delicious pains of education, and was respectable, not only Love; and, after having borne incm in as a man of confiderable property, but' concealment for a long time, at length as a person who knew how to turn the collected courage to declare it. Frank. gifts of fortune to their best account: ness and candour were among the vir. he was generous without prodigality, tues of my beloved : the liftened to proand charitable without oftentation : lie testations of affection, and, rising above 1725 €!!used by all who knew him to be the litt!c arts of her fex, avowed a reci. the most tender of husbands ; the moft procal atrachincnt. The measure of my zealous and fincere of friends; and I bliss secmed now to be full: the pı rity can bear witness to his being the best of of my pilion was such, that the parents. As long as I can remember thoughts of the grosser animal desires to have been able to make a remark, she never once occurred; and happy in tenderness of both my father and inther loving, and in being beloved, we passcd knew no bounds: I feemed to occupy our time in all the innocent blandithail their thoughts, all their attention ; ments which truly virtuous Love in. and in a few years, as I thank God I fpires, without our imagination roamnever made an unsuitable return for ing even for an instant into the wilds of their atfection, it increased to such a sensuality. degrec, that their existence seemed to " As I was to inherit a genteel inde. bang upon mine.

pendent fortune, my father proposed to "To make as much of a child fo bc. breed me up to a Icarned profcllion--lored as his natural talents would allow, the Law ; rather to invigorate and Do cxpence was spared in my education ; exercise my intelle&ts, and as a step to from childhood, every instruction that rank io rne State, than for mere lue roney could purchase, and every allurc- crative purposes. I was put to one of ment to learn that fondness could sug. the Universities, with an allowance ges, were bestowed upon me; while suited to his intentions towards me; my beloved father, tracing the advances 'aud was immediately to have been sent I made with the magnifying eye of af. to travel for my further improvement, fe&tion, would hang over me ja rap- when an unforeseen accident happened, ture, and enjoy by anticipation the fame which completely cruthed all my father's and honours ibat, overweening fond. views, daihcd the cup of happiness pels suggested to him, must one day' from my lips, and brought me ulti. surround me. These prejudiccs, my mately to that deplorable face in which

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in niy mind what was likely to ensuc “ It was but a few months, ante. from, and what liep was mort proper to cedent to my embarking for the Eas. be taken in, this dreadful change of rern World, that my father, when I circumstances. That which lay ucarest had for some time with sorrow observed to my heart first occurred; you will thoughtful, studious, and mulancholy, ' readily guess that I mean my Love: 10 rook me into his study, and, seizing my involve her I loved more, far more, hand, and looking earnestly into my than my life, in the misfortunes of my face, while his countenance becraved family, was too horrible a confideration the violent agitation of his mind, asked to be outweighed even by the dread of me emphatically, if I thought I had losing her. I knew not what to do, fortitude to bear the greatest pobible and I thought upon it till I became al. calamity. I' was horror.ftruck' at his moft enfrenzied. In this face I went emotion, accompanied by such a question to her, and unfolded the whole face of --but replied, 1 hoped 1 had. He then our concerns, together with my reloasked me, if I had affection cnough for lution not to involve her in our ruin ;him to forgive him if he was the cause when can you believe it? the lovely of ir! I answered, that the idea con- girl in sitted on making my fate indila nected with the word forgiveness, was lolubly her's--not, as the said, that the that which I could never be brought by had the finalle & apprehenfon lapse of any carthly circumdance to apply to my time, or change of circumstance, could father ; bút begged him at once to dir. make an alteration in our affection, but close the worst

to me-as, being what that the wished to give my mind that it might, my misery could not surpass reposc which I might derive from secu, what I eben felt from the mysterious riry. This I would by no means accede manner in which he spoke,

tu; and, for the present, sve contented “ He then told me that he was an ourselves with mutual vows of eternal undone mali-that he had, with the fidelity. very best intentious, and with the

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father's view of aggrandizing me, engaged in mind fic for such a conversation, ! great and important speculations, which, opened to him a plan I had formed of had they succeeded, would have given coming to India, to advance my fortune.

a princely fortune-but, haring His underttandmg approved of it, but turned out, unfortunately, the revcric, his heart disented ; and he said, that to had left him little above beggary. He part with me would give the finithing added, that he had not the refolution itroke to his misfortunes: but, as my to communicate his losses to me, until interest was tolerably good, I reprclent, necessity compelled him to tell me alled to him the great likelihood I had of the truth.

fuccefs, and at laft, with some difficulty, " Although this was a severe shock he consented. to me, I endeavoured, to conceal my “ My next step 'was to acquaint feelings from my father, on whose ac. Miss with my resolution. I count, more than on my own, I was purpurely pass over a icering which no affeétud, and pretended to make as power

of language can describe !--chen light of it as to very important a mis- how can I-Oh! CAMPBELL, the fortune would justify; and I had the remenibrance of ic goaws me like a liappiness to perceive that the worting vulture here" (and he put his hand man trok some comfort from my sup- upon his heart, while the tears rolled posed indiderence. I conjured him not down his cheeks), “and will soon, to let fo very trivial a thing as the loss foon bring me to my end. of property, which could be repaired, " Not to detain you with vain efforts. break in on lois peace of mind or health, to describe all our feelings, I will conwhich could not; and observed to him, fine myself to telling you, that after that we had all of us ftill enough--for having made every necessary prepa. that iny private property (which I pure rarion, and divided with my much ho, fessed independent of him, and whic a noured parents the little property I relation left me) would amply fupply . poffeffed, I set fail for India, in a fate all our neceffities.

of mind compared with which the hor. “ Having thus endeavoured to ac. rors of annihilation would have been commodate ali my unhappy farher's feelo enviable : the chaos in my thoughts 10:5 10 his lofies, I had yer to accom- made me insengible to every object but

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