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LONDON GAZETTE

Cornw.-Covent. 2 GeneRAL EVENING

Cumb.2- Doncast. Times-M. Advert.

Derb.-Dorchest. N. Times--B. Press

Durham -Essex P.Ledger &-Oracle

Exeter 2, Glouc.2 M.Post-M.Herald

Halifax-Hants 2 Morning Chronic.

Hereford, Hull 3 St. James's Chron.

7 Huntingd.-Kent 4 Sun-Even. Mail

Ipswich 1, Lancas. Courier-Star

Leices.2--Leeds 2 Globe-Traveller

Lichfield, Liver. 6 Statesman

Maidst, Manch. 6 Packet-Lond.Chr.

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

Northampton Eng. Chron. --Inq.

Norfolk, Norwich Cour.d'Angleterre

N.Wales, Oxford 2 Cour. de Londres

Portsea-Pottery 11 Weekly Papers

Hem Preston-Plym. 2 17 Sunday Papers

Reading -Salisb. Hue & Cry Police

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

Sherborne, Sussex Bath 3- Bristol 5

Shrewsbury Berwiek-Boston

Staff.--Stamf. 2 Birmingham 3

Taunton-Tyne Blackb. Brighton

Wakefi.-Warw. Bury St. Edmund's

Wolverh. Worc. 2 Camb.---Chath.

York3.IRELAND37 Carli.2-- Chester 2 CONTAINING

SCOTLAND 24.. Chelms. Cambria.

Jersey 2. Guern. 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence.

Review of pew Publications. MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.--Corrections, &c.482 The Plain Bible, &e. by Rev. W.L. Bowles 521 Letter of Lord Orford on a visit to Houghton 483 Completion of the History of Dorsetshire..522 On the Purchase of Dr. Burney's Library..484 The Royal Minstrel ; by J. F. Pennie......524 Epitaph on the late Rev. Dean Nickolls...ibid. Pastoral Duties 526.–The Fudge Family.527 Missionary Societies.-Case of T. Redmile486 The Confession, or The Novice of St. Clare528 Various Cathedral Schools: Durham, &c..487 Religio Clerici, a Churchman's Epistle....529 Antient Stone Building near Tewkesbury..489 Mills's “ History of Muhammedism”.......531 On English Sculpture as applied to Tombs ibid. Purton on Plants in Midland Counties.....534 Village of Esher, and Palace of Claremont493 Ashford's Case.- Warwick Castle, a Poem 537 Proposal to extend the Regent's Canal.....494 LITERARY, INTELLIGENCE....

.538 Hints to improve Kensington Gardens, &c. 496 The late Commemoration, &c. at Oxford..540 Some Account of Norton Church, Derbysh.497 Select Poetry

..541-544 Account of St. John's Chapel, Deretend..ibid.

Historical Chronicle. Cave discovered in Standard Hill, Nottingh.499 Proceedings in the late Session of Parliament545 Recollections on the Origin of States, Interesting Intellig. from London Gazettes549

Thoughts on exercising the Mind, &c....500 Abstract of principal Foreign Occurences 553 Mr. Graham, the inventor of the Orrery...504 Intelligence from various parts of the King. COMPENDIUM OF County Hist. : Middlesex505 dom, 557.- London and its Vicinity.....559 Remarks on the Signs of Inns, &c..........510 Circuits of Judges 560.- Promotions, &C...561 “ The Castle"-"Cat and Fiddle,” &c.&c. ib. Births, & Marriages of remarkable Persons 562 John Dunton's Life and Errors illustrated. 513 Obituary,with Anecdotes ofeminent Persons563 The Detected, a Periodical Paper, No. V. 515 The Prince of Condé,563 ; President Petion 565 On the Almshouses at Quainton, Bucks....516 G. Dempster, Esq.566.-M. Visconti......567 " Anuual Biography and Obituary" 1817, 519 Meteorological Diary,575; Bill of Mortality ib. Remarks respecting National Monuments. 520 Prices of the Markets,575—The Stocks, &c. 576 With a Sketch of an interesting Stone BUILDING near TEWKESBURY ;

and a View of the Church of Norton, in DERBYSHIRE.

By SYLV ANUS URBAN, Gent.

Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley, at Cicero's Head, Red Lion Passage, Fleet-str. London;

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

MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.

BIBLIOPHILUS refers our Correspondent prints, Mr. Bisset thought proper to adMr. C. J. Smyth, p. 3. to Lowth's Latin dress the Duke of Portland on the subPrælections, 8vo. page 118, or to the ject, and was immediately honoured with Index of texts at the end of the work.

a letter authorising him to announce “ Houbigant,” he says, “ reads the He- that the report was Untrue.” brew word in sy with a , inserted, thus, We are desired by a valuable Corre707, syarinoa ot, and thinks the words spondent, well informed on the subhos superfluous. With this correc ject, to correct two errors of some magtion it will agree with the Septua

nitude in the statements relative to gint, and thus most probably the He.

the late Mr. Carter; the one, at pages brew copy read it. Horsley's Annota- 275, 276, in the extract from “The tions on this passage are not unwor.

New Monthly Magazine,”-the other at thy of notice. See Bp. Horsley on the

page 382 in the account of the Sale.Psalms.”—He wishes an opinion as to

In the former it is stated that “ he had what was the reading of the 6th verse

purchased an annuity for his own life, of the 40th Psalm in the copy from

of four hundred pounds, and did not live which the Septuagint translated; since

to receive the first quarter ;" this was the passage in our Version “ mine ears

not the fact, since the annuity he purhast thou opened,” they read “a body chased, and of which he did not live to hast thou prepared me;" a difference receive any payment, was for only 2131. truly material with respect to words.

-Again, the produce of Mr. Carter's Col

lection of Drawings, &c, including what Mr. CHAMBERLIN, in reference to the observations on the proper translation of

was bought in, was not 16951. 3s. but

15271. 3s. 6d. from which some deduc. Psalm cx. v. 3. offers the rendering of

tions have been since made. Mons. Ostervald as nearly corresponding

BIOGRAPHICUS says,

“ The Writer in with the improved reading suggested by the Rev. Dr. Mant, in the Notes to

p. 204. is mistaken as to the Hardwicke his useful Bible. “Ton Peuple sera un

Peerage. The title of Earl of Hardwicke Peuple plein de franche volonté, au jour tershire. In the Biography the writer

is derived from Hardwicke, in Gloucesque tu assembleras ton armée avec une

omits Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down sainte pompe; ta posterité sera comme la

and Connor, who was a native of Camrosée qui est produite du sein de l'aurore."

bridge. It is certain that Bishop TounMr. C. J. SMYTH says, “ I have lately

son was a native of Cambridge?" purchased a very useful, and, as I suppose, The Rev. George TRAVIS, M. A. Archnot a very common book, 'Liber Psal

deacon and Prebendary of Chester, statmorum Hebraice, Editio nova cum an

ed in p. 328. to have been buried in the notationibus A. Hulsii, Hilda-montani, Cathedral of Chester, was buried at Lugduni Bat. clɔlɔcl.' I mention it Hampstead in Middlesex, March 6, 1797, merely for the purpose of expressing a

as appears by the register of burials. See wish that some one would publish a Park's History of Hampstead, p. 344. Translation of the Elegantiæ Hebraicæ An Old Resident wishes to ascertain annexed to this Psalter of Hulse; and

whether the Rock Pigeon of India has very much enlarge the plan of it. I am

ever been noticed by Ornithologists. It disposed to think such a publication is called in Hindoostany, (or rather perwould be highly useful and encertaining." haps, Deckny,) Byte Teetui, or the Sit

A malicious and unfounded report ting Partridge ; and, in the Tamul lanhaving been circulated tbrough the me guage, Kyloo Purraw, or the Rock Pidium of several of the London papers, geon, which appellation has been, he stating, that “the Duke of Portland thinks, injudiciously adopted by Eurohad left Leamington in consequence of peans, as the bird in question bears a inundations and fogs;" Mr. Bisset as much stronger resemblance, both in sures us that the whole is a most scan form and feather, to the Partridge, than dalous and gross misrepresentation.- to the Pigeon. It is, like both of these, “ There is not a place in the kingdom gregarious, and there is something in more free from fogs or damp; the air the colour of its variegated plumage is pure and salubrious, and the springs which assimilates with the rock, sand, are reckoned superior to any in the Im or parched herbage, on which it is usuperial kingdom. When the report was ally found ; to discover it sitting, therefirst circulated, the inhabitants of Lea- fore, requires a very acute sight. mington deemed it too insignificant to A SUPPLEMENTAL NUMBER (completnotice: but when they found that the ing the First Part of our Volume for the paragraph from the London Papers had present year) will be published on the been copied in several of the Provincial 31st of July.

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,

For JUNE, 1818.

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE.

AS

Mr. URBAN, King's Lynn, May 30. with GUIDO's ideas ! Does great youth S a suitable companion to the feel with poetic limbs, as well as see with

pathetic lamentation of Lord poetic eyes ? In one respect I am very Orford, on the removal of the splendid young, 1 cannot satiate myself with collection of bis father's Pictures from looking: an incident contributed to this neighbourbood (printed in your

make me feel this more strongly. A last volume, ii. 339); permit me to

party arrived, just as I did, to see the recommend to you the following de

house, a man and three women in riding scription by the same Noble Writer, apartments. I could not burry before

dresses, and they rode post through the transcribed from the recent publication them fast enough ; they were not so of his Correspondence with the truly long in seeing, for the first time, as I amiable Mrs. Montague.

could have been in one room to exaYours, &c. AN OLD WHIG. mine what I knew by heart. I remem

Houghton, March 25, 1761. ber formerly being diverted with those “ Here I am at Houghton! and alone! see-ers ; they come, ask what such a room In this spot, where (except two hours is called in which Sir Robert lay, write it last month) I have not been for sixteen down, admire a lobster or a cabbage in a years! Think, what a crowd of reflec- market-piece, dispute whether the last tions! No, Gray and forty Church-yards room was green or purple, and then hurry could not furnish so many; nay, I know to the Inn for fear the fish should be one must feel them with greater indif- over-dressed. How different my sensaference than I feel I possess to put them tions ! Not a picture here but recalls a into verse.

Here I am, probably for the history; not one but I remember in last time of my life, though not for the Downing-street or Chelsea, where Queens last time. Every clock that strikes tells and crowds admired them, though seeing me I am an hour nearer to yonder them as little as those travellers ! Church-that Church into which I have • When I had drunk tea, I strolled not the courage to enter, where lies the into the garden : they told me it was mother on whom I doated, and who now called the pleasure-ground.' What doated on me! There are the two rival a dissonant idea of pleasure! Those mistresses of Houghton, neither of whom groves, those alleys, where I have passed ever wished to enjoy it! There too lies so many charming moments, are now he who founded its greatness, to con stripped up or overgrown: many fond tribute to whose fall Europe was em. paths I could not unravel, though with a broiled. There he sleeps in quiet and very exact clue in my memory. I met dignity, while his friend and his foe, ra two gamekeepers and a thousand bares ! ther his false ally and his real enemy, In the days when all my soul was tuned are exhausting the dregs of their pitiful to pleasure and vivacity (and you will lives in squabbles and pamphlets. think, perhaps, it is far from being out

“ The surprize the Pictures gave me is of tune yet), I hated Houghton and its again renewed : accustomed for many solitude. Yet I loved this garden-as years to see nothing but wretched daubs now, with many regrets, I love Houghand varnished copies at auctions, I look ton-Houghton, I know not what to call at these as enchantment. My own de- it, a monument of grandeur or ruin. scription of them seems poor; but shall How I wished this evening for Lord I tell you truly, the majesty of Italian Bute: how I could preach to him! For ideas sinks before the warm NATURE of myself, I don't want to be preached to. Flemish colouring. Alas ! don't I grow The servants wanted to lay me in the old? My young imagination was fired great apartment:-what! to make me pass

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my night as I had done my evening! It the duties of life? Surely, when all was like proposing to Margaret Roper to these advantages are considered, no be a Duchess in the Court that cut off

one will venture to profess himself a her father's head, and imagining it would enemy to Classical Literature, particuplease her. I have chosen to sit in my fa- larly when he also remembers how ther's little dressing-room; and am now by much and how materially it has ad. his escrutoire, where, in the height of his

vanced the progress of the Arts and fortune, he used to receive the accounts of his farmers, and deceive himself, or us,

Sciences. For my own part, I think

the Gentlemen of the House of Com-. with the thoughts of his æconomy. How wise a man at once, and how weak! For mons have paid a high compliment to what has be built Houghton ? For his

the good sense of the Country, in votgrandson to annihilate, or for his son to ing a sum for the purchase of this Limourn over. H. W."

brary, at a time when they are expect

ing so soon to appear among their ConMr. URBAN,

May 14.

stituents, and when they must depend,

in a great measure, on the approbation surprize that any one, possessing their past conduct has obtained, for the advantages of a liberal education, a return to their seats next Session. should think the conduct of Parlia The literary world are now waiting ment unwise, in purchasing the Libra with impatience for a Catalogue of ry of that late excellent scholar Dr. this valuable Collection; and the sooner Burney; for certainly such a treasure it is afforded the Publick, the greater has rarely been added to the public will be the gratification, as curiosity stock of Literature in this or any other is very highly raised, and the Nation country. One reason urged against it has of course a right to know coris, that as the collection principally rectly what it has gained by the pur. consists of Greek Classics, it is useless chase.

VERITAS. to the generality of the publick; but surely a little consideration will cor

Mr. URBAN,

June 10. rect this opinion,

pro S are, used by the learned to illustrate

racter of the late most learned and a Book which we are all interested in respected Dean of Middleham, (see having rightly interpreted, the New

vol. LXXXVI. i. p. 217.] I have to Testament, it is not a small or un

request the insertion of the following important point to gain possession of elegant Epitaph, which now graces a the many and scarce editions of an

neat tablet that has lately been erected cient authors which this Collection boasts, that our scholars may enjoy the truly worthy Dean.

at Stoney Stanton, to the memory of

CLERICUS. every advantage and assistance in

“ Underneath their arduous task of illustrating the

are deposited the mortal Remains of Sacred Writings. As well, therefore,

the Very Reverend might it be said that the Ocean, that

ROBERT BOUCHER NICKOLLS, LL. B. grand and beautiful object, the source

Dean of Middleham, and of so much opulence and comfort, is

Rector of this Parish. useless to men, because great part of His Christian zeal and extensive learnthem never saw it, or are actively en ing were shewn by numerous publicagaged in the pursuits of commerce, tions in Defence of Religion; and a as that this Library will not prove a diffusive charity, the fruit of his faith, public benefit because all are not shone forth in his daily example. After capable of reading its volumes. Be a long life spent in the service of his sides, I cannot think the public taste Saviour, in whom alone he trusted for so bad, as to consider ancient Litera acceptance with God; he was removed ture an unimportant study in ano

by a short illness to eternal rest, ther point of view; for does it not

on the 11th day of October 1814,

in the 75th year of his age. open the Historian's, the Philoso

This Monument was erected by his pher's, and the Poet's pages to us! Does it not enlighten the understand. Nickolls, of Alexandria, in Virginia, in

afflicted surviving brother, James Bruce ing, enlarge the ideas, and render us

grateful remembrance of his private virbetter acquainted with mankind, and tues and public usefulness. consequently belter enabled to fulfil

“ The memory of the just is blessed."

Mr.

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Mr. URBAN,

quent displays, by being over-busy. observations on two of your Cor- fore the last, our Bishops were not respondents in your Magazine, p. 314- afraid of making themselves cheap, 321, who fill 13 columns of that book. or of being thought over-busy, by

It is greatly to be regretted that appearing frequently in the pulpit. when two persons have the same ob That they would be attended to in ject in view, they should quarrel be these days, is manifest by the fullness cause they may take a somewhat dif. of any church in which it is known ferent mode to obtain the commonend. that one of them will preach.

The venerable Society in Bartlett’s I could extend these observations buildings long ago adopted a plan to other parts of your first Correfor sending Missionaries to enlighten spondent's letter; but I will not tregthe minds of those in distant parts of pass more on your pages. A. Z. the world, on whom the clear light of Your Correspondents, p. 281, give the Gospel had not shone.

an account of Mr. North as a most Within a few years now past, a So- worthy and excellent man; but they ciety has been formed for the same have forgot to tell those who did not purpose, and which has obtained so personally know him, wbat was his much larger funds than the original situation in life*. Society, as to be able to send a greater number of Missionaries than the other Mr. URBAN, Morton, May 21. could do.

have been very

instrumental, Both these parties mean the same by inserting poor

Redmile's case, thing. Both profess the principles of in procuring him a considerable sum, the Church of England. What is

What is and thereby contributing to render there then to create a quarrel? Yet his future life more comfortable. I a quarrel is raised, and hard words are have no right to ask any further fa. thrown. The younger Society say vour; but, should it be agreeable and that, the Parent's means of promoting convenient to give publicity to the this laudable work not being sufficient following, I think it might excite to effect it, and it not seeming to have others, who are yet dormant. engaged their very deep attention, Yours, &c. SAMUEL HOPKINSON. they, the younger Society, desire to

To the Author of the statement of Thogive a more effectual assistance. Some

mas Redmile's case, of Morton. ill-judging friends of the old Society I am exceedingly grieved at the dreadare angry at this unsolicited assist ful misfortune which has befallen Thoance, and deny the necessity of it. mas Redmile. It was by mere accident

It seems to me, Mr. Urban, that, I saw the paper in which the account if there was no necessity for assist- appeared, and that stating Thomas Redance, the latter gentlemen bave it in

mile to be the unfortunate person. I contheir power to convince the Publick cluded, and hoped indeed, that it was a of the truth of their assertion, and to

person unknown to me, as I could not reconfound those of their adversaries

collect any man of the name in that part (50 mistakenly, as I think, called) by learn if there was any mistake in the

of the country. Being most anxious to giving to the Publick a full statement of what has been done by the Parent Smithfield, to make the necessary in,

name, and not having strength to reach Society for obtaining this laudable end, quiries, a friend wrote to a relation, and from the time when it was first pro has within these few days received an posed, to the time of the institution answer, with the melancholy tidings that of the new Sóciety. By the way, is it actually is my old servant and labourer “ Clericus Surriensis” a true son of -a man known only for his good quathe Parent Society ? Would a true lities; bạd ones he had none. son of theirs call a scheme set on foot moreover, state, that a more worthy, by them, Utopian-visionary? honest, or better creature does not The more moderate 16 Constant

exist. You may think me singular in Reader” asks some very pertinent being so particular, and fancy that I questions; but I cannot agree with give to the man, and not to his neceshim that the Dignitaries of our Church

* Mr. North was many years an emishould keep on the reserve, and not nent Grocer in Fleet-street and New make themselves too cheap, lest their Bridge-street; and had a country resilustre should be impaired by too fre. dence on Dulwich Common.

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