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AVERACE PRICF, by which Expórtation and Bounty is to be regulacci, computed from the Quantities and Prices for the Wek ended the Igth of November.
Wheat, Rye 'Barley,' Oats, Oatmeal, Bigg, Peafe, Beans, per Or: per Qr: per Qr. per Qr per Bull. per pr. per Qr. per Qr
d. s. d. s. d. S. 1st District
Mr. URBAN, Wincheftrr, Sept 2S. far from the Roman intrenchment which I
SEND vou iwo articles, the one of I mentioned in my account of the base
Pagar, the other of Chriftian* anti rows we opened in that neighbourhood quity, which, with the following con.
J. MILNER. je&tures and explana:ions, are much at
(to be continued.).
* Fig. 3. in she same plate (comPlase III. fig. 1, 2. is a small statue, . municated by a different correspondent), - representing a female figure with such an is an ancient figure of Hope, from an iminitrument in its righe-band as appears, - prenon in lead; in the back ground the from ochet itaiues and medals, to have diltant view of a city, clouds; 3.c. been lometimus uicd in firiking the cymbal, vr raihei ihe tupanum, while the M:. URBAN, lett arm, which reas upon the hilo, ap: TH
H-E inclosed (pl. lll. fig. 4) is 2 pears to fupport something which was Night but true sketch of the lid or probably intended for a lomail cymbal, or cover of a fone coffin, found about lour tacher tympanun, such as was appropri- sea's fince, inrerted, beneath the pare. ared to ine orgies of Cybele by her fran munt at the manor house at Hales. Owen tic votaries ; of whom Horace makes abbey, in Shropilire. It is now fixed mention in his Palinodia, lib. I.
against a wall there for the infpei 101 of Non acuta
the curious Antiquaries; none of whom, Sic zeminant Corrbaries æra. though many have visited it, bave given So allo Caruilus, in his diys, de a decided opinion to what the Iculpture fcribing there orgies, says,
itay allude. The figure on his knees Leve tympanum remugil, cava cyma (which do not touch the steps underlim), bala : ucrepant.
with vplifted hoods, seems, by the latis May nut this ftatue then represent a fquare guace fronting him, to be a pena. female Corybant, or perhaps the God.' tint in the act of contellion. The book dess Cybele herself? In which cale we open beneath, and the crucifixion above, may suppose the las been deprived by are merely emblematical. The tar and some accident of her lureied crown. creicent at top may he supposed to bave Both the figure and pedestai are of braisé appeared during the eclipie of the fun ac or mixed nictal, the latter of which has the ime of Christ's portion. The far is been ornamented wih enamel, and per a mini mark upon the 'larer coins of forated withi iron ; from which circum- H pry ill, who granted the lands 10 Pcstance we may conjeciure that it may cer a Rupibus, Billrop of Winchefter, have served the purpose of a handle to a who founded this monaftcry for an abbes facrificing knife, or other limilar instru and premonftratenfian canons, in 1218*. ment. I thall be happy to see a more Your correspondent C, p. 722, 1up.. probable explanation of this curiosity by poses the Leatones, the birth place inta aoy of
your learned correlpondents. It Sber.ftone, in Shropshire, to le furroundwas found some time ago in digging ed by Waiceiteraire and Warwickshire; near Lullworth calle, in Dorsetshire, not but the Leafowes is surrounded for more * This article will appear in our Supplement, .. Nab's Weftarare, vol. I. 510. GENT. Mag. December; 1791.
than a mile by various farms and lands
The gentlemen are wishing for a Da. belonging to Shropshire only. One or tive cale to follow “ Asylum,” fo as to two lamicts of Hales-Owen parish be read “an Asylum to the Banishtd.” Il long to Worcestershire; ten or a dozen Mr. Lec had supposed it might be so more to Shropfaire : but insulated disc withed, be might have gratified them, tricts of various counties are common
and have preserved the metre, viz. throughout the kingdom. L. H.
Det Deus hoc Sanctum Sanctis; fit femper
Asylum Mr. URBAN,
Exuli; et idolatras, Sacrilegofque ruat. IN N addition to what you have printed. There is nothing incorrect in the Lati
p. 920, from St. Andrew's church, Plumouth, I send you (p! III. fig. 5) obterrations, nor to hunt for vol. LX.
nity. I have no time to digeft these a sketch of the app:r lid of a lione coffin, which lies near the south entrance of St. in support of Mr. Lee's Gentive case.
to see what your correspondent has laid Andrew's church. from the figure on
A CONSTANT READER. the fione, it may be conjectured to have been the lid of a coffio of some of the priors of Plympton priorv, to whom St. Mr. URBAN, Andrew's was in propriate; and who, bez A FEW.days ago, in one of the pa. Henry VI, were fo!e lords of the manoring indebted for so much found cricia of Sutton Parva, now called Plymouth, cilm, and judicious observation on men, and were frequently build in St. An- manners, and books, a sensible writer drew's church,
remarked, that Mr. MALONE hed I fend also an epitaph from the tomb. thewn but little tale in altering a line in ftone of an ancestor of the late Mr. Hamlet, Elwes, of Berkshire, who lived in this “ To groan and fweat under a weary life ;** town with great reputation as fuperin- and fubftituting in its place, Rendant of this post :
“ To grunt and fweat under a weary life." In memory of
Soon afterwards, fome stupid, purSir Gerard Elwes*, some time Superintendant
blind Antiquary, as it thould seem, inof this Port. He was the
lerted the following answer to this very fun of Sir John ELWES,
just observation : of Kentbury, in Barkihire.
“ It bas been long since judiciously obe He was born 26 April, 1658.
served, that it would be well for the He served with exemplary courage and world, if those wlio presume to inftruat integrity his Sovereigu and Country 32 years. the publick would red before they writt, As he lived beloved, so he died lamented,
If this sensible rule had been attended to by all that knew him,
by the critick who remarked a few days 26 April, 1711, aged 53 years.
ago, that Mr. MALONE had thewn bus ANTIQUARIUS SECUNDUS.
little lifte in altering the following line of
Shikspeare, Mr. UBEAN,
“ To groan and sweat under a weary life," Y JOUR correspondent R. G. may de. he would have known, that there is no
fend the reading.“ Exulis" as the fuch line in Shakspeare as he quotes; and Dative case, but it is most certainly
that Mr. MALONE has altered nothing ;
but, with his usual accuracy and fidelity, wrong; the metre jufiifies that affer
exhibited the line as it is found in the aution. Had it been a Dative Plural, the
thentic copies of the play of Harle; the " is” must be long. Grammarians have
first quarto printed in 1604, and the folso nothing to decide upon as to Mr. Lee's
of 1623.-/f words, whenever they grow preferring “ Exulis” to “Exulibus ;"
uncouth by disure, or gross by vulgarity, for he was not thinking of “Exulibus"
are to be ejected from the text of our an. the Darive, but of “ Exulis" the Genie
cient authors, the history of our language, aive Singular. As thus :
as Dr. Johnson has justly observed, will Deus det hoc Sanctum (Templum)
soon be lost.” Sanctis (hominibus)
In the same idle strain is Mr. MaSemper sit hoc Aliare-Asylum Exulis, lone's note on the line already quoted, in he “Asylum of the Banished." "Sanc. his late edition of Shakspeare: is" has nothing to do with “ Exulis," “I apprehend that it is the duty of an
Editor to exhibit what his author wrote, * See the arms, Plate III, fig. 6.,
and not to substitute what may appear to they appear in all the authentic copies the present age preferable; and Dr. John Mr. Malone has refored, from a strange, son was of the same opinion. See his note and ridiculous notion which he seems to on the word bugger-mugger, act iv. sc. v. have adopted, that no Editor has a I have therefore, though with some reluc
right to modernire ancient authors, and tance, adhered to the old copies, however
to exhibit them in that elegant and faunpleasing this word may be to thc ear. On the stage, without doubt, an actor is them to be admitted into good com
shionable dress which can alone entitle at liberty to substitute a less offensive word. To the eai's of our ancestors it pany. probably conveyedl no unpleasing sound, Give me leave, however, Mr. Urban, for we find it ned by Chaucer and others.” to add, that, though Mr. Pope, and the
Dr. Johnson's note in act iv. is, I. (ther modern Editors preceding Mr. find, as follows :
Malone, have very properly dismissed' “ In huggir-mugger to enter him.-AN the word grunt from the line already the modern editions that I have consulted, quoted, not with standing all the authengive it,
fic copies of Hamlet concur in that read. In private to enter him.
ing, they have done their work but by That the words now re placed are better, I halves, and have by no means laid the do not undertake to prove; it is suihicient axc to the root of the evil. It is well that they are Shakspeare's. If phraseology known that, for some time paft, neither is to be cleanged as words grow uncouh by man, woman, nor child, in Great Bridirile, or grofs hy vulgarity, the history of sain or Ireland, of any rank or fashion, every language will be lost: we fall no lon
has been subject to that gross kind of ger have the words of any author; and, as these alterations will be often unskilfully by the name of sweat; and that now
exsudation which was formerly known made, we fall in time have very little of his meaning.
every mortal, except carters, coal.
heavers, and Irish chairmen, (animals To this Mr. Malone has subjoined: all fri generis, and therefore not includ.
"On this just observation I ground the ed within the general description of restoration of a gross and impleasing word in other British subjects,) merely perspires. a preceding pallage, for which Mr. Pope Now, as the word sweat has for these subtituted groan.—The alteration in the present instance was made by the same editor."
twenty years pait been gradually beo Now, Mr. Urban, can any thing be coming more and more odious, and has
indeed almost died out of our language, more shallow and trifling than all this? - The publick, in my opinion, is much could never have used that obsolete and
it is absolutely certain that Shakspeare indebted to the modern Editors of Shakspeare antecedent to Mr Malone; disguiful term, which, doubtless, was who, in other instances beside that I luppole it will readily be granted me,
as disagreeable in his days 'as it is now. above mentioned, have very properly chat falbions, manners, and phraleology, been regulated by the principle of the
are in some respects at least permanent couhly Dean,
and immutable. Whatever is uncouth " Who never mention'd bell to ears polite,"
or grofs to-day, will be gross and unand have taken care to substitute please couth to-morrow, and mut have been ing and faihionable words, inftead of the lo at all times; and therefore (for ! obsolete and gross terms which fome. will not keep the reader longer in suftimes occur in that admis able author. Pence) it is demonftrabiy clear, that the Thus, in this very play of Hamlet, they true reading of the line in Hamlet is, have given us let è'en for beleem, that ftrange word which the old copies fur.
“ To groen, per fpire, under a weary
life.” nich; and o'er-grows for o'er-crows, a This very happy emendation, as I am word that might sound well enough in a confident it must appear at once to every cock-pit, but which, I suppose, was ne reader, I sent to the last Editor of our 'ver heard in any polite assembly. In great Dramatic Poet; but, to my great the tragedy of Romes and Yul:et they surprize, he did not adopt, or even men. have, with great propriery and a due tion it. sense of decorum, entirely omitted two It is a melancholy truth, that, as we lines, wbich, however they might have pass through lifc, every year robs us of · been endured in Queen Bess's days, are something. Singula de nobis anzi predan. certainly very improper to be retained
But time does not only tear in a book which is now found in every from us our potletlions and our friends, parlour. Thele lines, because forfooth but even our language; (teaduri exlor
quere POEMATA ;) and every year, words a book, however popular and admired, which once the most delicate did not than whole pages of Monthly Reviews fcruple to pronounce, and the meanest and Literary Journals. understood, become uncouth, or obso. Many other reformations, similar to Jere, or vulgar, or unfa hionable. When that which I have already fuggeited, antient buildings grow unlightly from might be made in the admired author age, it is a common practice to pick out who is at present so much the God of the mouldering and decayed bricks, and our idolatry. All our mothers and 10 put new in their place: in the fame grand-mothers used in due course of manner Mould our great Dramatic Poet time to become witb-child, or, as Shakbo regenerated ; and, as his words fpeare has it, round-wombet; and one moulder away, or become grofs and dir. of our most admired dramatic writers gulful to the ear, new ones bould be has been hardy enough to make the hero fubfituted by his Editors in their rooin. of his piece fay, (Ipeaking of his wife,) In fhort, Mr. Urban, like the good old tenements of the age of Elizabeth, his
“She grew with-child, and I grew bappier
Itill;" plays should be kept in conllant and gearly repair. I trust I may without but it is very well known, that no fevanity oblerve, that my grand-mother, mile, above the degree of a ciamber. the well-known Mrs. Stanley, was a maid or laundrels, has been witb.cbild very able aruticer in this way : Me did these ten years past: every decent married not content herself with merely renovat woman now becomes prrgnant ; por is ing particular parts of Sir Philip Syd- the crer troubt-10-bed, or delivered, but ney's celebrated romance, the Arccolia, merely, acile end of nine months, has but completely modernized the whole ; an accouchement; antecedent to which, and I am extremely glad to find that, in me alıvays informs her friends that at a an edition lately published of the ad- certain time the shall be confised. A mirable Essays of Sir Francis Bacun, thousand other inftances of the same Shakipeare's illustrious contemporary, kind must occur to your readers, as we her laudable example has been followed are every day growing more delicile, by the sagacious Editor.
and, without doubi, at the same time By the bye, it is very strange and un.. more virtuous; and all, iam co:fiaccountable, that an edition of Sbiak. dent, in a very short period, become the ipcare, in which there is such a grafs most retined and police people in the violation of bien éance as that which has world. The reformation of our antiegt occafioned the prefent difquifition, thould poets, and particularly of Shakspeare, I have been entirely fold, and have be- trust, will keep pace with the refineeome out of print, as I hear it is, before ment of our manners and conversation. the Reviewers have told the town what It is, indved, unnecessary to urge the to think of it; and is as frong a proof propriety of duly purging and correcting of the indelicacy, not to say depravity, that author, by striking out of his text of the present age, as can be produced. all oblo'ete and uncouth expressions as For my part, Mr. Urban, I never wait 1 can with certainty inform the pubfor the judgement of Mell. the Review- lick, that a venerable and very respecters, Sonne or whom think it necefTiry to able matron, a member of The Bluecxamine a work of this kind minutely, Stocking-Club, and alreally well known and to inform the publick of the merit in the literary world, being fully fensior demerit of the various differtations, ble of the neceilitv of a thorough reforelays, and illustrations of obscuie par marion in this respect, has undertaken Tages, it contains: a process by which to give a new edition of this divine poet one becomes quite weary and sick of a in twenty-four neat pocket volumess hook before one begins to read it. ! with proper expurgations and purificahave long made it a rule to judge ex tions, which is to be igeuled, 4. THE reie Herculem One biule fiare obics- YOUNG LADY'S SHAKSPEARE," and yation, though perhaps sent to a news may lafely be admired into every nur. paper or 'niagazine by “ some dad fery in the kingdom. The very inge, good.natured frirod," only with a view nious critick, whuic talie, accuracy, and to draw ihc arico, ion of the town tron knowledge of the ancient copies of this ihe general incrits of a work to a par author, are clearly manliefied by the ricular point, dots perfedly well for judicious remark on Hamlet, quored in me; and is often, as in the prefeni cafe, the beginning of this letter, has very a furer criterion of the worthlebess of kindly promised to correci che fects of