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LIST OF EMBELLISHMENTS.
[Those marked thus * are Vignettes printed with the letter-press.]
St. Anne's Church, Wandsworth, Surrey.
Portrait of Sir Humphrey Davy, Pres. R. S.
ib. •Diagrams illustrative of the two Magnetic Poles.
..24, 596 Friar Bacon's, or Folly Bridge, Oxford ............ South View of Bardon Hill and Hall, Leicestershire...... *Contemporary Portrait of Edward VI.
..114 View of Rotherham Bridge, Yorkshire. Brightwell Church, Suffolk
...209 Swanwich Church, Dorset no... on
ib. New Post Ofice; London.
.....297 Birth-place of John Locke, .Wrington, Somerset.
.329 Chew Stoke Parsonage, Splagtset..
il. *Pulpit of Banwell Church, Somerset ... St. Mark's Chapgl, Noxil-Aiden Soreei. St. Mary's Church, Greenwich..
........... ib. Representations of various objects of antiquity; viz. a case of instruments found
Dear Furness Abbey; small leaden shields found in Peak-castle, co. Derby; a girdle-hook found at Blakehurst, Sussex ; two small seals found near Cork and at Seathorne, co. York; and the pulpit at Holoe, co. Devon........
...........401 *Plan of the Druidical Temple at Stanton Drew, Somerset View of an ancient Mansion at Shrewsbury. *Ground-plau of Peterchurch Church, Herefordshire. Dore Abbey, Herefordshire ........ *Represontations of Gravestones at Whaplode, co. Lincoln
We are about to enter on our Hundredth Year-an announcement requiring no prefatory remark :—the fact is “ worth a thousand homilies." Dare we hope, or rather may we not thankfully ex, claim, " Length of days is in our right hand, and in our left there is honour?” We do, indeed, trust that the “ viridis senectus” is ours, and that, as we have grown in years, we have increased in wisdom. And have we not
" that which should accompany old age,
As honour, love, obedience, TROOPS OF FRIENDS ?" Bear ye witness, our present emotions, we have ;-and we acknowledge these blessings with feelings of gratitude and thankfulness to Him from whom they spring, and to those who are the agents of his goodness.
Severe was our training-if we may use a word of jocularity, we would say our cradle was a Cave, md we were nursed by a Johnson. Seriously, we claim integrity; as our birth-right, and may we not hope that we retain that uncompromising :love of truth which we learnt at the lips of our Fostej Pareņi? This is an honourable distinction; we have made our boast of; it beforo; and we glory in it now.
It has been our lot to witness many a storm which has gathered over our country-we have seen the elements of civil society endangered--we have witnessed the “ madness of the people,”-political infidelity has sounded in our ears the alarm— Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from us." In every hour of Britain's agony we were found at the post of loyalty-always to us the place of affection and of duty. We have seen much of parties. Crowds of contemporaries have strutted their hour” of popularity, and disappeared, leaving neither name nor reputation behind. Yet here we are— and, like the British oak which requires a century to mature its strength and beauty, we stand rooted in the integrity of our principles, and firm in the soundness of our faith ; looking forward with hope and confidence, that the same hand which has enabled us to weather the tempests that have beat upon our heads, will still refresh us with the dews of grace and favour.
If we are egotistical, let it be remembered that the occasion on which we speak is without precedent in the history of periodical Literature; the event is a proud one, and even the cynic may leave us to our triumph.
A Periodical Work, formed on the plan of the Gentleman's Magazine, and continued for the unprecedented period of a Century, if executed with due accuracy and attention, must prove of inestimable value. Scarcely a subject can be started, but, in the course of so long a time, has been discussed in its pages ; nor is there an invention, or a discovery of importance to the improvement of science, or the advantage of mankind, during the last century, which has not increased the value of our work, by being recorded among its stores.
To the Antiquary our Volumes cannot but be peculiarly acceptable, as he will find therein materials sufficient to gratify the most ample curiosity. The memorials of families, the history and antiquities of parishes, and the laws and customs peculiar to particular districts, which he will find interspersed in our Volumes, are innumerable, and form the most legitimate materials for the Topographer.
Our Obituary continues to engage much of our attention ; and the best proof of its merit is, that it is copied, with due acknowledgements, by the most standard biographical collections.
We turn to the world before us; and as “our wont is,” we offer a few words on what is passing there.
We cannot conceal that there are symptoms of national distress, which may afflict the timid, and render the serious more thoughtful; but it is our sincere apihijit shat there is in the State-vessel a principle of buoyancy which, by divine aid, will enable her to bear onward in her course of. glory, and we would apply in a general sense, what an eloquent:moderii writer has said of our country in a limited one:
“ It is no preposteronis exaggeration to affirm that the hope of the nations is now in the keeping:of the English, whose eminence in whatever is most noble and useful,—whose extensive political power,—whose expansive commerce and colonization, -- whose spreading language and brilliant literature,-whose high and commanding spirit, conspire to fix upon them the gaze of mankind.”
In speaking, indeed, of our beloved country, it is impossible to overlook her imposing attitude, both as it respects her domestic economy and her foreign relations. We see the mass of the population of England partaking of the fruit of the tree of knowledge; we hope that the fruit is ripe, and that the signs of the time, evinced in the spirit of universal education, are auguries of good, and not portents of evil. In the mean time, with a vigilance which becomes a free press, and with a jealousy instinctively attaching to old institutions, we will mark the progress
of events. is that, as our knowledge advances, we may increase in virtue, and that the formidable weapon of power now fabricating, may ever be wielded by the energies of loyalty and true wisdom.
Dec. 31, 1829.
Heref. Herts.. Hulls
Bruno Ryve's Mercurius Rusticus ...........ib.
Faulkner's History of Chelsea...
Notices of Sir Walter Espac..
FINE ART3.-Royal Academy.
Sale of West's Pictures...
Authorized Forms of Prayer ......
.........31 Foreign News, 69.–Domestic Occurrences, 70
....32 OBITUARY ; with Memoirs of the Earl of Bu-
chan; the Countess of Derby; Earl of
gomerie : Sir W. Burroughs ; W. Sneyd,
New Models of Christian Missions......... Kempe ; W. Phillips, F.G.S.; Rev. W. D.
Tattersall; Thomas Shelton, Esq.; Major-
A View of Elsden CHURCH, and sculpture at Elspen Castle, Northumberland.fi
considerable estates, were conveyed to Jane It is a matter of no small gratification to Tyrrell, widow and relict of Humphrey the lovers of ancient ecclesiastical Archi- Tyrrell, Esq. third son of Sir William Tyrtecture, and to the antiquary, to find that rell, Kot. of South Okingdou, in Essex, and the conservators of this interesting Cburch George Tyrrell, Esq. their son, in or about have at leogth directed their attention to the the year 1550. preservation and beautifying of their edifice. The same correspondent also submits the Let us hope, however, that they will not following queries to our readers :disfigure, by making it too beautiful, and “What living in the diocese of Sarum that their zeal may
be tempered and directed given to Dean Humphreys by the Bishop of by gond taste. "Few of the Cathedrals in Winchester, was it to which Bishop Jewel, Englaod have been more deplorably neglected circ. 1580, refused to institute hire ? and injured than that of Chichester ; not Where may be found any biographical acooly were its coluinus, arches, and finer orna- count of Mr. Coare, of Newgate-street, the ments choked up and smothered by repeated beneficent founder of an alıshouse and coats of lime washing, but these were made charity-school ?—What portraits of the cewhite, yellow, black, &c. Stalls, partitions, lebrated Dr. Radcliffe, accredited as origalleries, &c. were in several situations to ginals, (hesides that in the Gallery at deform or obscure the finer parts of the Oxford) are extant ?" building. It is reported that the officers of Mr. W. Wadd observes, “ In the biograthe Church have coinmenced the laudable phical accounts of Bonnel Thornton, it is task of removing all these extraneous objects, stated that he published an additional canto of clearing off and cleaning all the architec- to Garth's Dispensary, the Battle of the tural members, and rendering the Church Whigs.' Can any of your learned correworthy of its destined purpose and of the spondents tell me where I can find this present age. Mr. Britton intends shortly canto? I should feel greatly obliged to auy io elucidate the History and Architecture of one to give me this information; and morethis Edifice amongstahis Series of the Car over, if they can further inform me, whether thedral Antiquities of England,
they know of a poetic answer to it, by the W. remarks; " lü'your vol. XLIV. p. 271, learned translator of Morgagne, Dr. Alexin an account of. Bruno Ryyes > Mergurius' ander." Rusticus, Richard Royston, zbe“Bookseller, W. B. would feel obliged by any informais said to have followed the editions which tion respecting the ancestors of the Irwins came out in 1646 gathe, saliequegt iin- of Devonshire. About the year 1700, or
so that Bis Chird Edition; in 7685, perhaps a little earlier, three brothers, Johu, has less in it than that of 1647. Having Williain, and Christopher Irwin, came into never seen any other edition than that England from Scotland. John, it is thought, printed in London, for Richard Green, soon after returned unmarried. Christopher Bookseller, at Cambridge, pray allow me to married, settled, and had a family in Devoninquire if the edition above-mentioned is a shire, as was also the case with William, distinct work. Green's volume contains a whose wife, Margaret, died Dec. 18, 1740, Catalogue of Cathedrals, a brief Martyrology, aged 61 years. Where William died is not with Querela Cantabrigiensis, Mercurius known, but he is said to have died in ScotBelgicus, or Memorable Occurrences in land, while on a visit to his friends. From 1642-3, 4, and 5; a Catalogue of Knights, what part of Scotland did these three bro. &c. and tables of Contents, with a frontis- thers come, and to what family did they piece, having the Rustic Mercury in the belong? A few years since, an advertisecentre, surrounded by nipe compartments, ment appeared concerning the Irwins, either containios, representations of battles and in a provincial, London, or Scots paper. If events in the Civil War. I wish, therefore, W. B. could be referred to the newspaper in to ascertain if this be a transcript of the which it appeared it would be esteemned a edition of 1647, or of the defective ope of favour. 1646, and to be informed of any additional Since the Memoir of Sir Humphry Davy, articles inserted io Royston's Work. My in the present number, was printed, we have volume has at the eod of it a good head of ascertained from Penzance that the late Bruno Ryves, probably added by the Rev. President was born in that town, Dec. 17, Henry White of Lichfield, in whose col- 1778, not 1779; and that be was christened lection is formerly was."
in Penzance Chapel his father being Robert P. says, " Any information respecting the Davy, and his mother Grace Millece. purchase of the manor of Byfield, in North- Lieut.-Gen. Montgomerie (p. 82 of the amptonshire, and of Archester, in the same present pamber) died April 13. county, with the manor of Sharnebroke, in E. L. is informed that the drawing of the Bedfordshire, and lands at Coblecote, or pulpit be sent is engraved. He is requested Gublecote, in Hercfordshire, will be es- to favour 119 with a description of it, his teemed a favour. These lands, with other letter having been mislaid.