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less than his talents. With an anerring and Mr. URBAN,
July 10. comprehensive glance he seized on general causes, and pursued their consequences
I AM highly gratified to learn from
your Correspondent Stortfordiafar into the future. An enemy to half
pas, LXXX.p.533, ihat the Church to measures, temporary expedients, and
which I alluded in p. 311, is lisely to those palliatives which calm the evils of the moment, and gradually lead States to
undergo every necessary repair. And their dissolution, it was to the source of though I feel nuch obliged by the comthe disease he wished the remedy should niunication, I have to complain of an be applied ; and he judged it more effec- incorrect inference which stortfordia tual, and more prompt, to lay the axe tn
nus has drawn from my remark respecto the root of the tree, whose narcotic and the sums expended in erecting an Ordestructive shade spreads death wherever gan, and beautifying the interior of its branches extended, than playfully to pull the Church. From my statement of it to pieces, leaf by leaf. It was, in fine, that fact, he deduces that my opinion in the preservation of France, and in its
must be — that such expenditure was restoration to the rank of a civilized peo. ple, that he saw the welfare of his country,
an extravagant waste of money;"
and follows up this erroneous conciu. and that of the whole world. “ He never made me any promise that he
sion by observing, that “I should did not fulfil: thus his word alone became
have known that the money tbus exthe most certain pledge to the Royalists. pended is not contributed by rate,”. A stranger to that narrow policy, as fatal but from “old standing donations." to those who adopt it as to those whom it Now, Mr. Urban, I beg to assure deceives, which consists in combining false your Gorrespondent, that I did not hopes with means inadequate to their ac mean by reference to such expencomplishment ; in sporting with credulity, diture, to imply, that beautifying necessity; misfortune, and weakness; and the interior of the Church, or adding in promoting disturbance, with the view of harmony to the solemnity of the sersolely reaping the advantages to be de.
vice, was rived from it, indifferent to the fate of the
an extravagant waste of blind instruments it employs ; he has money.”. On the contrary, it is a ever spoken to me with the most noble mode of application I think highly frankness, concerning what the Royalist praiseworthy. But I am mistaken if party had to expect from the British Go every reasonable man will not agree vernment, as well as upon what we were that the work of reparation (no matnot to hope for. For a moment, when our ter from what source the revenue is affairs had taken an unfavourable turn in derived) has been begun at the wrong London, he relinquished the management end; for, as I belore observed, “ in of them, in order to secure us from the the event of the Tower falling,” (and evils which the confidence attached to his
which had long been pronounced in a name might have produced, from the
very dangerous state) great part of want of means sufficiently abundant to
the internal improvements
must prevent them; and when the Minister, yielding to the solicitations with which he inevitably be destroyed ;” and I sind was assailed, appeared to decide on a
cerely hope that they may not be inmore general and comprehensive plan jured in the progress of securing the (which certainly would have been prefer- edifice. I trust that Stortfordianus's able to any other, had it not been founded remark as to the Trustees will have on data which had no existence, but the desired effect; if not, that he will which he undoubtedly would not have perform his promise, by detailing the acquiesced in, had it not been carefully
palpable negligence” he alludes to. concealed from him, that the adoption of
E. W. P. it would inevitably cause the rain of the Armies wbich had so long contended in
Mr. URBAN, llarpenden, July 13. the Provinces of the West) Mr. Windham hastened to interpose his influence with
YAVING, as I hoped, sufficiently is, to terminate the scourge of Civil War;
established the fact of Hedgeand I felicitate myself on having most hogs sucking Cows, I had determined preciously preserved the papers, which
never more to resume the subject : bear testimony to his humane and gene but so powerful a corroboration of rous sentiments : of which his efforis to that circumstance bas since occurstop the useless effusion of human blool, red at a village in this vicinity, and comas well as the lively inquietudes he testin municated to me by such disinterfied on this account, have been the most ested and unquestionable authority, affecting anil honourable proofs *.” that I am thereby arost agreeably di* See Memoirs, vul. ill. p. 189. verled from my resolution, and feel
strongly disposed to submit the con Mr. URBAN, Penzance, July 6. sideration of it to the candour and THE Society for promoting Christimpartiality of your numerous and respectable Readers.
much obliged to Mr. Lemoine, LXXX. Mr. Parrott, a reputable brewer p.514, for the promised continuation of and farmer, who resides at Wheat- his Essays “on the present state of the hamstead, three miles from hence, Jews,” because it is a leading object in this county, having lately observed of that Society. to collect ihe best his cows, though in luxuriant pasture, information concerning the actual to be greatly deficient in affording disposition, both moral and social, of their usual quantity of milk, began that antient and wonderful People. to suspect the tidelity of his servants, Nor will the “ well-intentioned Memor the honesty of his neighbours, in bers” of that Society feel surprised, being guilty of privately milking thein if Mr. Lemoine, and other learned by night, as neither punctures nor and intelligent men, doubt the prolacerations appeared to furnish con- bability of their efforts succeediny at jecture of the real cause (which, in- present. They are well aware that deed, is frequently the consequence difficulties scein to oppose their efwhen Hedgehogs remain, till satisfied, forts; and will therefore thankfully in the undisturbed enjoymeni of this receive the notices, which Learoing favourite food), and resolved on their and Experience may suggest, and speedy detection ; but, fortunately Philanthropy communicate, for their for the reputation of those suspected, information. They are not ignorant a most intelligent dairy-farmer from that “ interested motives" are apan adjacent county, happening to be parently the most powerful : but, havthere on a friendly visit, to whom ving no warrant in the Holy Scriplong experience, added to anxious ob tures to offer any such inducement, servation, had rendered such occur the friends of Humanity may rest asrences familiar, suggested the pro- sured that no pecuniary incentive will bability of the milk having been be held out; but, on the contrary, a sucked by some noxious animals; strong test of the sincerity of the and, with the assistance of dogs, fro- Converts will be this : Cut off from posed examining the pa iure in which the aid of the Jewish community, the cows had been grazing : this pro- they may expect to meet many hardposition being readily acceded to, the ships belore they find employment indagation took place, the result of equal to their support. The Society which was, besides those that may offers them instruction, but not have escaped, the immediate destruc maintenarice. Its benevolent Memtion of two old, and four young bers will not of course refuse to a HepgenoGs.
Converted Jew, the benevolence It is scarcely necessary to observe, which they previously manifested to that the cows, since the death of these the distressed of any other nation : little nocturnal spoliators, have given thus far, and no farther, have the their former quantity of milk. Couverted Jews a claim to pecuniary
I trust, Sir, that this sirong addi- aid, and friendly attention. tional evidence, when combined with The Socicly presumes not to forethat already advanced on the subject, see the time oi, or hasten the all-wise will prove sufficiently conclusive, to appointment of Providence. That dispel from the mind of every candid the Jews will be converted to ChristReader, all future doubt of the truth ianity, the Holy Scriptures clearly of this curious and singular Fact. reveal: but whether the period of Candour too must allow, that the their Conversion is now near, or still Gentleman's Magazine is, probably, remote, events only can ascertain. the only publication extant, in which It is, however, certain, that a variety it appears to be so satisfactorily es of circumstances afford ground to extablished on ocular and irresistibly. pect the time is drawing nigh. To circumstantial testimony.
say rothing of tlie wonderful RevoYours, &c. W. JUMPIRIES. lutions which so evidently tend to the “ I have read the above account, final destruction of the Papal and and declare it to be true,
Mahoinmedan Powers (events which Rob. PARROTT, the best Commentators generally Wheathamstead, July 13th, 1810.” suppose are to precede, and nearly
extend to, the Restoration of the competent to afford concerning their Jews) it is very remarkable, that a Sacred Books, which they (though spirit of enquiry has been lately generally sunk in sordid ignorance) springing up among the Jews; and still venerate ; and which their Rabmany, in places very distant from each bins + are liitle able, perhaps less other, have been brought to acknow- willing, to bestow. ledge our blessed Saviour to be the How honourable to our venerable proinised Messiah. At the same time Church, that niany of her most proa like surprising change respecting this found Scholars have so benevolently long despised, persecuted, and won- 'associated, in order to disseminate a derful people, has passed upon the knowledge of the Hebrew Scriptures minds of the Christian Nations *.
among the dispersed, and hillierto Politicians have been raising them to 'despised, Children of Abraham! Withthe rank of Citizens and Licge Sub- out any sinister motive, with no Secjects; and learned Theologians la- tarian zeal, but upon the broad and - bouring to instruct them in the know. generous basis of Christian benevoledge of their own Sacred Books and lence, at the expence of much labour antient records. The name of Jew, and cost, offering gratuitous instrucwhich, by the awful decree of Hea- tion to the ignorant, and kind admoven, has been for nearly eighteen nition to the profligate ; in order that bundred years “ a proverb, reproach, they may becone peaceful, honest, and bye-word among all nations,” is and useful members of society in this visiblý becoming less and less odious; world, and fit for higher felicity in and serious Cbristians observe in them that which is to come. a miraculous proof of the Divine Au Such are the means used, the thenticity of those Sacred Writings object pursued, and the end desired, committed to their charge. They by " the London Society for propasee in Jews the descendants of that gating Christianity among the Jews.'' great family distinguished by the To have raised the Jews to the rank Most High from all the families of of Citizenship is perhaps one of the the earth ; to whom Divine Revela- few bright acts of Buonaparte's gotion was given; "whose were the vernment : but how much 'nobler ihe Prophets” and Apostles ; " and of effort to ra. them to prescot and whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ everlasting happiness ! came.'
have is largely insisted upon by Saint Paul, ever evinced for the preservation in his Epistle to the Romans. He of Antiquity, will, I trust, be a sufaffirms, however, with equal assur. ficient apology for requesting an inance, their liestoration ;
and assures sertion of the following Letter of us, that if in their fall they benefited an occasional Correspondent and conthe world, much more,shall their re stant Reader. covery abound in glory.
To the Author of the " Pursuits of If then a variety of circumstances, Architectural lunovation." unparalleled in the history of the
Sept. 29. Christian world, do row excite an MOST highly gratified with the peattention to this wonderful People, rusal of your interesting Observations which they never before experienced ; on the intiert Archilecture of this surely it is not presumptuous to sup- Kingdom, and your frequent exposure pose, that Providence is operating of those various Improvements and some great change in their condition. Innovations made by Modern ArWhether, however, the period of their CHITECTS in our licclesiastical BuildConversion he near or remote, cer. ings; permit me to direct your attentainly nothing can be more creditable tion to the following hasig remarks. to this balion, iban the being the first During an excursion ihat I made this to hold out to the Jews, that instruc- autumn into various parts of Kent, I tion which our learned Divines are so visited the antient and distinguished
* See Atkins's “ History of the Israel. to There is in this Country at least ites," reviewed in vol. LXXX. p. 556. ONE eminently learned fabbi. EDIT.
city of Canterbury; and amongst the infornied that it had been FITTED UP
could suiticiently recover myself as As an ardent admirer of Antient to reflect how such a palpable nuiArchitecture, I was most highly de sance could ever be tolerated; particulighted with my examiyation ; and, larly so, as I understand that in the after having enjoyed a rich treat from year 1787, when the Nave was newly a minute inspection of the interior paved, all the Tombs and Gravestones beauty of this venerable pile, I ad wire removed, although many of journed to a view of its exierior, and them covered the mouldering refor that purpose hastened to the grand mains of Archbishops and Priors of Western Front, where its large wine the Convent, merely becausa they dow, so exquisitely proportioned and were deemed “ UNSEEMLY OBJECTS" ; som richly ornamented with stained and likewise that a beautiful little glass, entirely engrossed my attention. Chantry + of the family of Brenchley,
After having fully satisfied my cu which from having been retitted by riosity, I proceeded to examine its Dean Nevil for the burying-place of grand Entrance, adorned with various bis family, assumed his naine, and shields and canopied niches, but which which contained several highly-finishDow appeared to be rarely used ; ed monuments, was pulled down solely and was forcibly struck with the rich. from an idea that it " # LOOKED UN ness of its design and the beauty of SIGITLY;" although a very trifling its decorations. On retiring from this sum expended on it would have been elegant Front, I perceived that a deep amply sufficient for its repairs; and recess on one side of the entrance, as it was erected in the reign of Henry formed between two massive Buttres VI. it would have now remained 21 ses, was most carefully boarded up, interesting object for the inspection which at the first view I conceived of
the Architectural Antiquary. was done with the laudable idea of What, let nie ask, would be tñe preventing the commission of nui- feelings and emotions of a Prior or a sances, or the rude attempts of those Monk of the fourteenth century, who who too often injure and deface. But, spared neither time, pains, nor exon a closer ilispectioil
, judge, Sir, pence, in beautifying and adorning what was my surprize and astonish his beloved fabrick, could he now nient, when I perceived that it was behold a part of that venerable pile evidently barricadoed in this “ thus contaminated and disgraced? I sightly” manner, merely as a conve think I may confidently assert, that pient receptacle for stores or other the Minister and Churchwardens even implements exployed in the repara of the meanest Parochial Edifice in tion or for the use of the building. this kingdom would be actuated by Disgusted at the sight of such an un such a reverence and regard for the seemly object, which contributed so
* We have no doubt but that this 13 much to disfigure the Entrance and
some slight inclosure fura temporary pur. conceal its beauty, and at the same time anxious to obtain some more
posemor that, should it be otherwise, the accurate information concerning it, I
present very excellent Guardians of the
Cathedral will see the necessity of order. applied to a shop immediately oppo- ing its removal. Edit. silc, and enquired for what purpose f Gostling's Walk, p. 20.5, ed. 1777. these boards had been erected, and Beauties of England and Wales, Vol. the recess so closely barricadoed. In VII!. p. 855. allswer to my eager enquiries, I was
sacred place over which they are ap- dressed these remarks; and can assure pointed guardians, that they would you that they were dictated by no siblush to be the tolerators, much less nister motive, but merely from an the erectors, of such a modern “ CON ardent desire for the preservation of VENIENCE." How must the admirer those august and venerable kenains of Architectural Antiquity tremble, of Antiquity, which have for ages when he retiects to what modern pur- been the pride and boast of our counposes the whole of this venerable try, and of which I have ever been a building may in time be converted, most tervent admirer. when he now beholds a part, and that Yours, &c.
VIATOR. too the most magnificent, thus disfigured!
July 5. When Puritanism, like a noxious va
AN pour, overshadowed this country, we iníorm me of the issue of the too well know to what unhallowed first Earl of Bute? I am aware that purposes these sacred walls were per he had several children, one of whom verted; and surely one would imagine was James, the second Earl; and one that, awed by such a conduct, its of the daughters married into a fapresent Members would studiously mily of the North of Ireland. I wisla avoid approximating so profane an
to obtain an exact account of the example. The rich and ample cudow. births, marriages, and time of dement of this Cathedral, and the im cease of all the children, as I am about mense revenues attached to it, if not to publish a Work, entitled, “An expended in beautifying and adorn Account of antieni meble scottish ing *, o'ght surely to preserve it in Families,” add ny production would violate from unsightly nuisances and be deiicient without this knowledge. the rude attacks of modern innovation, I tave consulted two or three Peer As interesting monuincuts of Na ages of the day, and amongst these tional Architecture, some portion of Debretts, whose information is always those riches should be appropriated to be depended on, but bille:to willifor the preservation of their anticnt out effect. in iis iast edition, i persplevdour. If such extensive power ceive he goes no farther back than Þe vested in a Chapter as to disfigure, James, the second Earl. disgrace, and conluminate the Struc Youis, &. A VERY OLD SUBSCRIBER. țures comunitted to its care; if it be authorized to pull down such parts
July 18, which in its wisdom it may deem un. ME Preface to our English Bible, sightly, and on the reparation of which a small sum timely expended would with the folio editions, does not seem restore to their pristite beauty, we to be so well known as it deserves to tremble lo anticipate to what lengths bé. It was written, as Wood informs this power" may be extended, and us, by one of the principal translaiors, what serious consequences the revolu- Miles Smith, Bishop of Gloucester, an tion even of a few years may possibly Oxford man, educated in Brazeu-nose produce. In such cascs, i contend, College, who " for his rich and acthat as publie Monuments of the Re con prished furniture” in history, was ligion and the Architecture of the called “a walking library.” 1am at country, the strong arm of Legislative present reminded of this Preface by Authority should be exerted to pre what a “ Constant Reader" has observe them from contamination, di serice* from Du lin, os ibat in all grace, and ruin. To you, Sir, who ages, thic Church (of Rome] exhorted have ever proved yourself so zealous the faithful to read the Scriptures." a friend for the preservation of Ec- On this head the writer of the Preface clesiastical Architecture in your firm says: "Now the Church of Roine and manly exposure of those various would seem at length to bear a moIniprovements arl Linnovations made therly affection towards her children, by Modern Architects, I have ad- and to allow them the Scriptures in
their mother tongue: but iudeed ilig * The short but satisfactory Letter in Vol. LXXX. p. 18, is, we think, fully suf * Vol. LXXIX. p. 1200. See also what ficient to answer this part of our Corre- the same Currespondent says Vol. LXXX. spondent's Letter. Erit.
p. 303, b.