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present known, in the presumed unique copy of place wher it may most steed hyme: for hardinge, I will the “Select Epistillis of Cicero."

send vnto you mony by exchange wth all possible spead, Robert Charteris printed that singular dramatic

az well to pay hyme (if he suffer the recoverye) as all production, called Philotus, in 1603; of which a

others; and tiil then I pray if my builders want, supply

them. I look for you here this springe, and if possible I beautiful reprint in black-letter was presented may I will return wth you. The Queen thinkes y George to the Members of the Bannatyne Club by J. Carew longes to see her; and therefore see her for once, Whitefoord Mackenzie. Esa. At the end of this noble George, my frinde and kinsman, from whom nor " delectable Treatise," Charteris intimates to the

tyme nor fortune nor adversety shall ever sever mee.

“ W. RALEAGH. public that he has “prentit sondrie vther delect "the xxviij (?) of Decembr." abell discourses undernamit, sic as are Sir David Lyndesayis play, the Preistis of Pebles with merie

(Superscribed)Tailes, the Freiris of Berwick, and Bilbo."

* To my lovinge Cussen, Sr

George Carew, MT of
The first three works, though extremely rare,

the Ordinance in Irland."

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“ Raleghe, the 28th “Bilbo”? Has any person ever seen it? J. M.

of December, 1589." JOHN MACLEAN.

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SIR WALTER RALEGH: INEDITED LETTER. ARCHBISHOP HARSNET AND BISHOP KEN.

Much correspondence has recently taken place! The investigator after remarkable coincidences in the pages of "N. & Q." on the subject of Sir will be struck with the resemblance of a clause in Walter Ralegh's arms. The following highly | the wills of Archbishop Harsnet and Bishop Ken. characteristic letter of this famous though arro- | who, like Ridley, Hooker, and Jereiny Taylor, so gant man-which is preserved among the Lambeth unflinchingly advocated and ably defended the MSS. (No. 605, 140), and bas, I believe, never One Catholic and Apostolic Faith. before been printed-will, doubtless, be intereste 1 Samuel Harsnet, a native of Colchester, was of ing. It will be remembered that Sir Walter

Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, a little after Spenser Ralegb received an extensive grant of lands in and Harvey. In 1609 he became Bishop of ChiIreland ; parcel of the forfeited estates of the un- | chester: in 1619 of Norwich; and in 1628 Arche fortunate Gerald, Earl of Desmond. The grant | bishop of York. Echard says of him that he was consisted, I believe, of some 40,000 acres, lying “a learned and judicious divine, and the first perchiefly in the valley of the Blackwater. At the haps who used the noted expression of Conförmtime this letter was written, Sir Walter was en- able Puritans, such as conformed out of policy, gaged in building a house, I think, at Lismore. and dissented in their judgments." The following The letter was addressed to his kinsman, Sir

passage was written, as it were, with the ArchGeorge Carew, then Master of the Ordnance in bishop's dying hand, the will being dated February Ireland, afterwards Baron Carew and Earl of | 13, 1631, and he departed this life on May 25, of Totnes.

the same year: “ CUSSEN GEORGE,--for my retrait from the court, it

“I die in the ancient faith of the true Catholick and was uppon good cause to take order for my prize; if in Irlande they thinke yI ani not worth the respectinge, Apostolick Church, called the Primitive Church, that they shall much deceve them sealvs. I am in place to be faith as it was professed by the ancient Holy Fathers beleved not inferior to any man to pleasure or displeasure next after the Blessed Apostles, the great renowned pilthe greatest, and my oppinion is so receved and beleved

lars of the same, and signed and sealed with their blood; as I can anger the best of them; and, therefore, if the deputy be not as reddy to stead mee as I have bynn to

renouncing from my heart all modern Popish superstidefend hyme, be it as it may; when Sr William fittz tions, and all novelties of Geneva, not accordant with the Williams shalbe in ingland, I take my sealfe furr his maxims of the Primitive renowned Church, relying and better by the honourable offices I hold, as also by that

resting my sinful soul upon the alone merits of Christ nereness to ber Majestye wch still I inioy and never more.

Jesus, mine only Saviour and most Blessed Redeemer, to I am willinge to contineu towards hyme all frendly offices, and I doubt not of the like from hyme, as well towards mee

Whom be all praise, hononr, and" glory, world without as my frinds; this mich I desere he should vnderstand, and for my pt there shalbe nothinge wantinge yt becometh a frinde; nether can I but hold my sealt most

Thomas Ken was born at Berkhamstead in kirdly dealt withall by hym heatherto, of weh I desere

Hertfordshire in July, 1637, and educated at Winthe continuance. I have deserved all his curteses in the chester School and New College, Oxford. On hiest degree. For the sutes of Lesmore, I will shortly Jan. 25, 1685-6, he was consecrated Bishop of send over order from the Queen for a dismis of their

Bath and Wells. Although for his fidelity to the cavelacions; and so I pray deale as the matter may be respeted for a tyme, and commd mee to Mr Sollicitor, wth

Church he was incarcerated in the Tower of Lonmany thancks for his frindly deling therin, and I assüre don by his lawful sovereign, James II., he neveryou on myne honor I have deserved it att his hande in theless, to keep his conscience void of offence

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edition of Ames, was supposed for a long time to “ Imprentit at Sanct Androis by Robert Lek.
have perished; some years since, it unexpectedly | preuik, anno 1572."
reappeared. Before the alterations upon the Ad. The discovery was immediately communicated
vocates' Library were made, in one of the middle to the late Dr. Irving, the learned librarian of
rooms below, where the receipts for books bor- the Faculty of Advocates, who had been recently
rowed were kept, there was a flight of stairs elected to that office. The coal-hole, as it may
leading upwards to a large closet in which coals, | properly be termed, was thereupon searched, and
fuel, and waste paper were deposited. In it also some other articles turned up; but none of ex.
a quantity of old books were heaped; usually traordinary rarity. The volume was immediately
when paper was wanted, it was obtained there. taken down, and each article bound separately in
Once, upon a day when that commodity was re- red morocco by Mr. Abraham Thomson - the
quired, an under-librarian ascended the stairs, best bookbinder at that time in Scotland; and
and brought back an old quarto play. This led they are now carefully preserved in the Faculty
to a conjecture that there might be other articles Library. To prevent the chance of the disap.
worth preservation in the same place. Several pearance of Rauf Coilzear again, a reprint was
volumes were then disinterred: some of value, made under the editorial care of David Laing,
some valueless. But amongst these, was a thick Esq., and forms a portion of that valuable collec-
dirty looking book, in small quarto. Upon look- tion of early Scotch poetry which that gentleman
ing over it, my astonishment may be conceived, I gave to the world, and to which the reader is
when the first thing that attracted notice was the referred.
uncommonly rare Informacion for Pylgrymes unto A great many of the productions of our Scotch
the Holy Lande, printed by Wynken de Worde; printers have almost entirely disappeared. Thus,
and subsequently reprinted for the Roxburghe Robert Smyth (" Librar. Burgess of Edinburgh,"
Club. This led to a further investigation of the who died on the 1st of May, 1602), from his will,
contents, when the following singularly rare works which has been printed in the Bannatyne Miscel-
were also discovered :-

lany (vol. ii. p. 233), is proved to have published 1. " The Abbay of the holy Ghost." With a fine impres- numerous works. Yet no single volume of his sion of a woodcut of the Crucifixion on the back of the was known to exist until within these few years, title. It is “ Emprynted at Westmynster, by Wynken de when a volume was discovered, consisting of a Worde." X.D.

fraction of Cicero's works. Amongst these were 2. “Here begynneth a lytell treaty se named the bowge of Courte." la verse, with a curious woodcut on title.

four Books of the Epistles, wanting the title, but * Thus endeth the bowge of Courte. Emprynted at

with the printer's device at the end : an odd one Westmynstre by me, Wynken the (sic) Worde."

sure enough, being a coarse delineation of a por3. “Ilere begynnyth'ye temple of Glas." Title want- poise, mounted upon a salmon, in a river (perbaps ing. It has Caxton's device at end; but was evidently the Forth), and a building upon a hill in the printed by Wynken de Worde. 4. * The moost excellent treatise of the Thre Kynges

background. The imprint is : “Edenburgi apud of Coleyne." On the title-page is a very excellent wood

Robertum Smythium, anno Do. 1583," 12mo. The cut of the Virgin and Child, receiving offerings from the other contents were the treatise “ De officiis," Kings; and on the back, the same woodcut of the Cruci- | printed by “Johannes Kyngstonus, 1574;" and fixion as occurs in the first article described. It is defective of the last leaf; but is undoubtedly a production of lancthon. and Latomus.

a separate appendix of notes by Erasmus, MeWynken de Worde's press. 5.“ Mons Perfectionis; otherwyse, in Englysshe, the

At the period of Smyth's demise, bis will inhylle of perfeccyon.'” Woodcut of a bishop, probably structs that there was in his stock 1275 copies of Alcock, Bishop of Ely, the author, on front, and the pre- the “ Select Epistillis of Cicero ;" and having ceding cut of the Crucifixion on the reverse of title. “Em- been both printer and publisher, he must have prynted at Westmynstre, by Wynken de Worde, the yere of our lorde a.cCCCLXXXXVII; and in the yere of ye rergne

sold numerous copies before his demise. Never. of the moost vyctorious Prynce, our moost naturall soue

we theless but one copy, and that defective of the title, rayne lorde Henry the seventh, at the instaunce of the has as yet been found. This has undoubtedly renerende fader Thomas Pryour of the house of Saynt arisen from its being a school-book; and meetAnne, ye ordre of the chartrouse, and fynyshed the xxiiing with the usual fate that befalls productions day of the moneth of Maye in the yere aboue sayd.” Then

of that class. But Smyth was not merely the follows a rude woodcut of the Ascension.

publisher of school-books: for we find, in the This, with the Informacyon, is a list of the enumeration of his stock, 232 “Gray Steillis," six singularly rare English articles in the volume. | not one of which is now supposed to be in ex. The seventh was the long lost poem of Rauf Corl- istence. Indeed, until the discovery of a more zear, in perfect condition and admirable pre- / modern edition, the poem was supposed to have servation : “ Heire beginnis the taill of Rauf been lost. What has become of his 1034 “Dundee Coilzear, how he harbreit King Charlis." Then Psalms," his 743 “Fabillis of Isope," and various follows two heads coarsely cut in wood, and hav- other works? They seem to have perished ening no apparent connexion with the work itself. tirely; and his device exists only, so far as is at

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present known, in the presumed unique copy of place wher it may most steed hyme: for hardinge, I will the “Select Epistillis of Cicero."

send vnto you mony by exchange wth all possible spead, Robert Charteris printed that singular dramatic | Il to pay hyme (if he suffer the recoverye) as all

others; and tiil then I pray if my builders want, supply production, called Philotus, in 1603 ; of which a them. I look for you here this springe, and if possible I beautiful reprint in black-letter was presented may I will return wth you. The Queen thinkes y George to the Members of the Bannatyne Club by J. Carew longes to see her; and therefore see her for once, Whitefoord Mackenzie, Esq. At the end of this noble George, my frinde and kinsman, from whom nor “ delectable Treatise," Charteris intimates to the

tyme nor fortune nor adversety shall ever sever mee.

“ W. RALEAGH. public that he has “prentit sondrie vther delect

“the xxviij (?) of Decembr." abell discourses undernamit, sic as are Sir David

(Superscribed)Lyndesayis play, the Preistis of Pebles with merie Tailes, the freiris of Berwick, and Bilbo."

“ To my lovinge Cussen, Sr

George Carew, Mr of The first three works, though extremely rare, the Ordinance in Irland.” (Indorsed) have come down to us. But what has become of

“ Raleghe, the 28th “Bilbo"? Has any person ever seen it? J. M.

of December, 1589." John MACLEAN.

SIR WALTER RALEGH: INEDITED LETTER.

ARCHBISHOP HARSNET AND BISHOP KEN. Much correspondence has recently taken place

The investigator after remarkable coincidences in the pages of “N. & Q." on the subject of Sir

will be struck with the resemblance of a clause in Walter Ralegh's arms. The following highly

the wills of Archbishop Harsnet and Bishop Ken, characteristic letter of this famious though arro

who, like Ridley, Hooker, and Jeremy Taylor, so gant man—which is preserved among the Lambeth

unflinchingly advocated and ably defended the MSS. (No. 605, 140), and has, I believe, never

One Catholic and Apostolic Faith. before been printed — will, doubtless, be interest

Samuel Harsnet, à native of Colchester, was of ing. It will be remembered that Sir Walter Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, a little after Spenser Ralegh received an extensive grant of lands in and Harvey. In 1609 he became Bishop of ChiIreland ; parcel of the forfeited estates of the un

chester; in 1619 of Norwich ; and in 1628 Archfortunate Gerald, Earl of Desmond. The grant

bishop of York. Echard says of him, that he was consisted, I believe, of some 40,000 acres, lying

“ a learned and judicious divine, and the first perchiefly in the valley of the Blackwater. At the haps who used the noted expression of Conformtime this letter was written, Sir Walter was en- able Puritans, such as conformed out of policy, gaged in building a house, I think, at Lismore.

and dissented in their judgments." The following The letter was addressed to his kinsman, Sir

passage was written, as it were, with the ArchGeorge Carew, then Master of the Ordnance in

bishop's dying hand, the will being dated February Ireland, afterwards Baron Carew and Earl of

13, 1631, and he departed this life on May 25, of Totnes.

the same year: “ Cussen GEORGE,- for my retrait from the court, it

“I die in the ancient faith of the true Catholick and was uppon good cause to take order for my prize; if in Irlande they thinke yt I am not worth the respectinge. | Apostolick Church, called the Primitive Church, that they shall much deceve them sealvs. I am in place to be faith as it was professed by the ancient Holy Fathers beleved not inferior to any man to pleasure or displeasure next after the Blessed Apostles, the great renowned pilthe greatest, and my oppinion is so receved and beleved |

lars of the same, and signed and sealed with their blood; as I can anger the best of them; and, therefore, if the deputy be not as reddy to stead mee as I have bynn to

renouncing from my heart all modern Popish superstidefend hyme, be it as it may; when Sr William fittz tions, and all novelties of Geneva, not accordant with the Williams shalbe in ingland, I take my sealfe furr his maxims of the Primitive renowned Church, relying and better by the honourable offices I hold, as also by that resting my sinful soul upon the alone merits of Christ nereness to her Maiestye weh still I inioy and never more. I am willinge to continen towards hyme all frendly offices,

Jesus, mine only Saviour and most Blessed Redeemer, to and I doubt not of the like from hyme, as well towards mee

| Whom be all praise, honour, and glory, world without as my frinds; this mich I desere he should vnderstand, end." and for my pe there shalbe nothinge wantinge yt becometh a frinde; nether can I but hold my sealf most

Thomas Ken was born at Berkhamstead in kirdly dealt withall by hym heatherto, of weh I desere Hertfordshire in July, 1637, and educated at Win. the continuance. I have deserved all his curteses in the chester School and New College, Oxford. On hiest degree. For the sutes of Lesmore, I will shortly Jan. 25, 1685-6, he was consecrated Bishop of send over order from the Queen for a dismis of their Bath and Wells. Although for his fidelity to the cavelacions; and so I pray deale as the matter may be respeted for a tyme, and commd mee to Mr Sollicitor, wth

Church he was incarcerated in the Tower of Lonmany thancks for his frindly deling therin, and I assure don by his lawful sovereign, James II., he neveryou on myne honor I have deserved it att his hande in theless, to keep his conscience void of offence

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Johnson.

towards God and man, refused the oaths of alles | As swift as Maia's feather'd son he moved, giance to the Prince of Orange, commonly called

And sigh'd, and danc'd, and talk'd, and laugh'd, and William the Third, and was accordingly de

lov'd:

In notes more sweet than Philomela sings, prived by the State of his episcopal throne on

He said a thousand - looked ten thousand things. Feb. 1, 1691-2. He died at Long-Leate on Gods! how he look’d! when to my ravish'd sight March 19, 1711-12, and was buried at Froome My sire first show'd him, as the north star bright; Selwood, in the churchyard under the east win Ah, were he fixed as that! but, light as air,

He quits his vows, and seeks another fair; dow of the chancel, just at sun-rising *, without

E'en now, regardless of my sense and charms, any manner of pomp or ceremony. In his will

He flies to Pelham's, happy Pelham's arms. are these memorable words :

Oh, aid me Murray! call my wandering swain, “As for my religion, I die in the Holy Catholick and

Thy tuneful tongue should never call in vain.

Thine eloquence and elocution move, Apostolick Faith, professed by the whole Church before

To plead the sweetest cause, the cause of love; the disunion of East and West: more particularly I die

But see! he flies us both; nor Murray hears, in the Communion of the Church of England, as it stands Nor heeds my wit, nor yet regards my tears! distinguished from all Papal and Puritan innovations, Then farewell Hope! my much loved books adieu !

Avaunt Philosophy, and Murray too! and as it adheres to the doctrine of the Cross.”

Lincoln, dear Lincoln ! weds this fatal night; Precious indeed is the death of God's saints, Pope! I deny •Whatever is, is right!' and rich the reminiscences of their last sayings.

“Oct. 5, 1744.”-Scots Mag. vol. xxxix. p. 212. J. Y.

W.D.
Barnsbury.

BURNING ALIVE. - Our ancestors were not per-
Minor Notes.

fect, neither are we, but I am sometimes, as &

good antiquarian, at a loss to understand the Miss VANE: DISAPPOINTED LOVE. --

passion which so many of us exhibit for painting “ The teeming mother, anxious for her race,

our fathers in the blackest colours, and ourselves Begs for each birth the "fortune of a face;'

| in the brightest. Yet Vane can tell what ills from beauty spring,

Mr. Phillimore, in And Sedley cursed the charms that pleased a king.”

the declamatory lecture

which he addresses us respecting the barbarism of Miss Vane was mistress to Frederic Prince of the reign of George III., tells us, among other Wales, and afterwards to Lord Hervey. From

horrid things, how “women were burnt alive by the following lines, written by her, it may be in

the deliberate sentence of the law." (History of ferred that her unfortunate course was owing to a

| the Reign of George the Third, book 1. p. 50.) disappointment in love. Lord Lincoln, of whom Women were no more burnt alive under George she seems to have been deeply enamoured, married

III. than they are under his granddaughter. Miss Pelham :

This subject has been repeatedly discussed in your “I once was blessed with all that Heaven could give,

columns. The mode of execution of women for To Pope and Murray read from morn to eve;

“petit treason” was by strangulation ; the body For them I scorn'd th' embroider'd eldest son,

only was burnt. Tho' many courted, I ne'er minded one:

Strangely enough, Mr. Phillimore cites three Liked no Amyntor but in Tasso's strain,

instances. One from the Annual Register for 1777, While Pastor Fido was my constant swain. Intent alone my joys in books to find,

p. 168, which is not there, neither can I find it. And all my wishes-an accomplished mind.

One from the Annual Register for 1773 (quoted at My wish arrived, and just when happy made,

p. 68 of his work): “Elizabeth Herring was burnt Lincoln steps in, and love must be obeyed.

alive. All the details are given, Ann. Reg. p. 131." Lincoln (so Fate ordained), my bliss supreme !

This reference is as incorrect as the other. But
My mid-day sentiment and midnight dream!
Good-humour, beauty, wit, and radiant youth,

at p. 461 of that volume I find it stated, that the With the too specious charms of seeming truth,

method of executing Mrs. Herring this day for Conspired to make the hero all divine —

the murder of her husband was as follows: “She Conspired to make me wish the hero mine.

was placed on a stool, with a rope round her neck

fastened to a stake; the stool was taken from * The thoughtful reader need scarcely to be reminded

| under her, and she was soon strangled.” The of the concluding lines which Dr, Donne requested to be

body was then burnt. placed on his monument as an epitaph: “Hic, licet in occiduo cinere. aspicit eum cujus nomen est Oriens : > The third from the Annual Register for 1786 – And here, though set in dust, he beholdeth Him whose " Phæbe Harris was burnt for counterfeiting sbilname is the Rising. Alluding, says Dr. Zouch, to the lings." This case of Phæbe Harris has been menposition of Dr. Donne looking eastward, and to the

tioned already in your publication, but I have not famous passage in Zechariah vi. 12, “ Behold the Man whose name is the Branch,” which the Septuagint Greek the reference. She "stood on a low stool which and Vulgate Latin render “whose name is the East,” or was taken away, and she hung suspended by her "the Rising."

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ceased” the body was burnt. (Vol. lvi. part 1. 1765 was Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of p. 525.)

Bavaria, and minister to the Diet of Ratisbon. By Burning alive was no more a reality than John his wife, hereafter mentioned, he had six sons and Doe and Richard Roe; and the obstinate reten a daughter, Frances Anne, who, in 1768, married tion of the form of the sentence, for generations John Crewe, Esq., afterwards Lord Crewe. after it had ceased to be executed, proves not the | Mr. Greville published anonymously, in 1756, cruelty of our ancestors, but the extraordinary Maxims, Characters, and Reflections ; Critical, pedantry of our lawyers, who could not part with a Satyrical, and Moral : and editions of 1757 and fiction, whether revolting or childish, without suf- | 1768 are mentioned. This work excited the scorn fering as under the agony of a severe operation of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Horace

JEAN LE TROUVEUR. Walpole; but Boswell thought it entitled to much Swift: TALE OF A Tob. --The following re

more praise than it had received. markable passage from St. Optatus must have sug

He resided at Wilbury, in Wilts; and is mengested, one would apprehend, the leading idea

tioned, but in a somewhat hazy manner, in Hoare's upon which the Tale of a Tub was founded. I

Modern Wilts (Amesbury Hundred," 103). have not had an opportunity of verifying it, but

His portrait, by Humphry, was engraved by it is cited by an accurate author. It is to be pre

J. Condé in 1791." mised that Optatus is speaking of the rule of

When did he die ? faith :

His wife Frances, the daughter of James Ma“ Arbitrators are wanted. If Christians, they cannot

cartney, Esq., died in 1789. She was author of be given on either side, because truth is hindered by

“A Prayer for Indifference," which is given in party spirit. A judge is to be sought for abroad. If a Campbell's Specimens of British Poets; but neither Pagan, he cannot know Christian secrets. If a Jew, he | Mr. Campbell, nor his editor Mr. Peter Cunningis an enemy of Christian baptism; therefore on earth no ham, give her Christian name or the date of her judgment can be found touching this matter; a judge

death.

C. H. & THOMPSON COOPER.
is to be sought for from Heaven. But why beat we at
Heaven when we have His Testament here in the Gospel ?

Cambridge.
Since in this place earthly things may rightly be com-
pared with heavenly, it is just as the case of a man
having numerous sons. These their father himself, as

Queries.
long as he is present, orders one and all; a testament is
not yet necessary. So Christ, as long as He was present ST. MARY MATFELON: VIRGINI PARITURÆ.
on earth (though he be not even now wanting) enjoined
on the Apostles whatever was necessary for the time. Many readers of “ N. & Q.” are doubtless ac-
But like as an earthly father, when he perceives himself quainted with the strange legend connected with
to be on the confines of death, fearing lest after his death the Cathedral of Chartres. In a crypt of that
the brothers should break the peace and go to law,

cathedral was formerly deposited and venerated having taken witnesses, transfers his will from his dying breast into tablets that shall endure a long while, and if

of an image of the B. V. M., said to be possessed of contention shall have arisen among the brothers, they do

miraculous powers, and called “our Lady of not make an uproar, but the will is sought for, and he Chartres." This crypt is also said to have been who rests in the tomb silently speaks from the tablets, formed from a cave-temple constructed before so He, the Living One, whose the Testament is, is in

the Christian era, in which this image was placed Heaven, therefore His will may be sought in the Gospel with the inscription “ Virgini Parituræ,” to the so as in a testament."

J. R.

Virgin who will bring forth” (a son). It is said

that one of the sybils predicted to the Gallic ANNIVERSARY OF DRUMCLOG. - I do not think

Druids the future birth of Christ, and that they it is generally known that the anniversary of the

in consequence erected an altar in the cave, placed Battle of Drumclog is celebrated annually by a sermon on Loudon Hill, the battlefield.

an image before it, and offered anticipatory adora

The representatives of the “Cameronians” at their

tion to the mother, from whom the Deliverer was last “synod” split into two parties on the ques

destined to spring. I find that Pennant, in his tions of taking the oath of allegiance, voting for

History of London, when describing the parish of M.P., &c. The party who stuck to the principle

St. Mary Matfelon, commonly called Whitein its entirety, and would not "allow” the queen

chapel, relates that the above title of Matfelon is and all her men, was a glorious minority of three

said to signify in Hebrew, the Virgin who will members of synod; and they have set up as a

bring forth, Virgo Paritura. In endeavouring separate “body”-the genuine Covenanters alone

to verify this derivation, I find the root walad or

valad (nearly = in sound to falad) in Hebrew, in a degenerate generation. J. D. CAMPBELL.

signifying the act of bringing forth (a child); FULKE GREVILLE, Esq., AND FRANCES HIS but I do not find its conjugational developments. WIFE. - Fulke Greville, son of the Hon. Alger- | In the cognate Arabic, however, this root is found non Greville (son of Fulke Greville, fifth Lord in the fifth conjugation, which very nearly exBrooke), was educated at Winchester; and in presses the sense of the future in rus. In the

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