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| PREDICTED SUBVERSION OF TAE TURKISH EMPIRE. Several interesting particulars on the subject of Among the books presented by Lady Campden to Madron Well Chapel having appeared in Current

Sion College Library, is a copy of Francisci Quaresmii Notes, I doubt not the following remarks, embodied in Elucidatio Terræ Sanctæ, Antv. 1639, folio; in the a letter dated Penzance, May 17, 1819, for the pur first volume of that work, at p. 265, is the following pose of eliciting some elucidation of the enquiries then

passage. The reference is to Francesco Navarro, made, will be interesting to your readers.

| Discurso sobre la Conjuncion Maxima, que fue en Penzance, Feb. 4.

H. Deziembre del año 1603. In Cornwall there are several wells which bear the Circa quod priore loco proposituus est, possumus hujus name of some patron saint, who appears to have had a scriptoris sententiam ad quinque articulos reducere. Primus chapel consecrated to him, or her, on the spot. This sit. Mahometa secta, cum suis sectatoribus et singulariter appears by the name of Chapel Saint, attached by tradition Turcicum Imperium, in spiritualibus et temporalibus finem to each. These chapels probably were simply Oratories, habebit intra spatium annorum 251, tot enim dumtaxat but in the parish of Maddern (now spelled Madron), is a well | illi supersunt. called “Maddern Well," inclosed in a complete Baptistery: Quando vero hæc scribebat Doctor Navarrus, vertebatur the walls, seats, doorway, and altar of which still remain. / annus nostræ salutis 1604, quare secundum istum anno The socket, that received the base of the crucifix, or pedestal | 1855, vel circiter, quoad tam spiritualia quam temporalia of the saint's image, is perfect; and the foundations of the (hæc enim duo ritè in Mahometica Secta et Imperio ouier walls is apparent. The whole ruin is very picturesque, Turcico Auctor ille considerat) cessabit et finem habebit and I wonder it is passed over in so slight a manner by all perdita ista superstitio. Cornish historians, and particularly by Borlase, who speaks Articulus quartus: Hoc regnum et secta penitus destructa merely of the virtues superstitiously ascribed to the waters. et abolita erunt anno Domini 1854, vel 1856. I was surprised at being informed that the superstitious

This prediction may be thus translated :of the neighbourhood attend on the first Thursday in May

Concerning that which is mentioned in the former place, to consult this oracle by dropping pins, etc. Why on the

we are able to reduce the opinion of this writer, viz.Thursday ? May not this be some vestige of the day on Francis Navarre, to five points. which the baptisteries were opened after their being kept

First, that the Mabommedan sect with its adherents, closed and sealed during Lent, which was on Maundy

especially the Turkish Empire, will, both in its spiritual Thursday ? My informant told me that Thursday was the

and temporal power, come to an end within the space of particular day of the week, though some came on the

251 years, for so many only remain to it. second and third Thursday. May was the first month

When Dr. Navarre wrote this, the year A.D. 1604 was after Easter, when the waters had been especially blessed ;

completed, hence according to him, in the year 1855, that for then was the great time of baptism. When I visited

abandoned superstition both in its spiritual and temporal this Well last week, I found a Polianthus and some article

power (for such is the Mahommedan sect and Turkish of an infant's dress, which shewed that votaries had been

Empire justly considered by this author ;) will cease and there. After the sixth century, these baptisteries were

come to an end. removed into the Church. I will thank any of your

The fourth point is, that this kingdom and sect will be readers who can inform me whether there are any other

entirely destroyed and done away with, A.D. 1854, or remains of the kind in this country so perfect, and I shall

1856. be much obliged at a probable guess at the age of this building, and for any other information that may induce

When it is considered that this presage was really me to revisit it with increased motives of admiration.

written two centuries aud a half since; and the fact of

the acceptation by the Sultan and his ministers of the LINES TO HIS EXCELLENCY ELFI BEY, requirements made to them by England and France, it on his Visit to the

will be seen that this prediction has virtually happened ! Printing Office of the Morning Chronicle, The passive Turk may no longer oppress the Christian, Nov. 28, 1803.

and the bolder energies of the latter will finally subvert (Printed from Professor Porson's Manuscript.) Mahommedanism; the Cross will be exalted to the Hail to the CHIEF, who with a Patriot's zeal,

exclusion of the Crescent, and this certain and rapid Wooes Britain's friendship for his country's weal; declension may be dated from 1856. This vast revoWho, having fought and triumph'd in her cause, lutionary change has been no less forced on the Turk, Now seeks to cultivate her Arts and Laws:

by the aggressions of Russia, than by the obstinacy of Who views our Isle in conscious vigour bold,

the ruling powers of the Turkish Empire, till at length For EUROPE's Peace her energies unfold.

| unable in the presence of the allied powers to defend Would he the secret of our strength explore,

the tyrannical dogmas of their faith, an effectual change And bear it back to Ægypt's fruitful shore?

has been demanded, and the events of 1854 and 1855, Oh, may the secret to the earth belong!

were the unmistakeable precursors of what has bapThe Freedom that enlightens makes us strong.

pened, and will farther advance during 1856. No. 145, Strand.

JAMES PERRY. * The practice for some time past has been to bring

Adam Mickiewicz, the celebrated Polish poet, was diseased children to the Well, on the first three Sundays in

buried in the church of the Madeleine, at Paris, on the May. H.

21st ultimo.


NOTES ON SIR WALTER SCOTT'S LETTER. The following is a summary of the various editions of I have had great pleasure in perusing the inedited the Romances of Amadis : Seville being the city where letter of Sir Walter Scott, printed in Current Notes. most of them were printed. The G. annexed implies pp. 4-5. My father for many years rented a farm of that there are copies in the Grenville library, now in the

the Grenville library now in the Mr. Ellis, to whom it was addressed; and from the British Museum; the P. indicates those in the library kindness that gentleman evinced towards myself, I ever at Middle Hill.

respect his memory. At the sale of his library in May

1830, shortly after his decease, I made several pura I.-IV. Amadis de Gaula, Salamanca 1519, 1575.

chases, but omitted to secure his copy of Froissart, with Saragoça 1521. P.

the elaborate Index to that work, in his beautiful Sevilla 1526, 1547, 1552,

handwriting. This was often to me a cause of regret, 1575.

as I lost all trace of where it had gone; but in Venice 1533. G.

1841, at the sale of the library of the Rev. John Dodd, V. Esplandian, Sevilla 1526, 1542. G.

late Vicar of this town, I obtained it, and the book with Burgos 1526. P.

the Index is now in my possession. The latter is in Saragoça 1587.

foolscap size, of about 150 closely written pages. I Alcala 1588.

never saw or heard of another copy; Scott's request as to VI. Florisando, Salamanca 1510 (1519?]

the liberty of printing, appears to have failed of success. Sevilla 1525.

My father once saw James Allan at Harbottle-fair, VII. Perion de Gaula, Sevilla 1525.

in a room crowded with people: he was chanting some Toledo 1539.

verses of a song, and accompanying them on the pipes, Saragoça 1587. P. Lisbona 1587.

making his instrument almost speak any word of

double meaning, which he himself hesitated to utter. VIII. Lisuarte de Grecia, Sevilla 1526. P.

The Alnwick work upon hin, was the first edition of his IX. Amadis de Grecia, Burgos 1535.

Life printed in that town; later editions of the volume Sevilla 1542. G. and P.

were printed here, by Mackenzie and Dent. The parLisbona 1596.

ticulars relating to Ringan Oliver and the Marquis of X. Florisel de Niquea, Valladolid 1532. G.

Lothian were communicated by James Veitch of InchLisbona 1566.

bonny, not Inchbinny, in a letter now before me dated Sevilla 1568.

June 21, 1836, and addressed to my worthy friend, Mr. Saragoça, 1584. P.

James Telfer of Saughtree, Liddesdale, who wrote a XI. Rogel de Grecia, Sevilla 1536, 1546, 1568.

good ballad on the subject, reprinted in his volume of Evora, not dated, 15 ... P.

Tales and Ballads, published in 1852. It is likely he XII. Silves de la Selva, Sevilla 1546. P.

will include this letter among his Border Gatherings. XIII. Esferamundus, mentioned, but no place.

a work on which he is at present engaged. The order in which these Romances appeared will be I remember seeing James Veitch several times at best illustrated by the following genealogy :

Jedburgh; he was a tall stout man dressed like a supePerion, whose deeds are not recorded=

rior workman, and wore a leather apron not over clean,

much rounded at the bottom, and so short that it did I.-IV. Amadis de Gaula=

Florestan= not reach his knees. Besides being a first-rate maker

of refracting and reflecting Telescopes, he made several V. Esplandian= VII. Perion de Gaula. VI. Florisando. pairs of spectacles for the neighbouring gentry; and an

eight-day clock for Sir Walter Scott, which I have no VIII. Lisuarte de Grecia=

doubt still indicates the hours at Abbotsford. A small

white globe, not quite a foot in diameter, projecting from IX. Amadis de Grecia=

the wall, at the west corner of his house at Inchbonny,

served the purpose of a sun-dial. His family were disX. Florisel de Niquea=

tinguished for mechanical genius. From his father's

sister descended another friend of mine, James Thomson XI. Rogel de Grecia=

of Otterburn, who from the extent of his scientific ac

quirements, was possibly a still more remarkable man XII. Silves de la Selva=

than his successful relative.

The lines to which allusion is made, are not on the XIII. Esferamundus

North Tyne, which is a slip in Sir Walter's recollection,

but are entitled — The Marriage of the Coquet and the

T. P. Middle Hill, Feb. 3.

Alwine; forming one of the poetical Tracts edited for

the Typographical Society of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in POETRY takes its origin from enotion recollected in | 1817, by the late Mr. John Adamson. They are written tranquillity.

Wordsworth. after the manner of Drayton, in his Marriage of the Tame and the Isis, in the fifteenth song of Poly Olbion.

COINAGE OF EDWARD THE FIRST. The author's name appears to have been Shepherd,! Some months since I proposed that a complete list which for his own reasons the Editor very carefully of all Edward the First and Second's pennies should be concealed. I have an old manuscript copy of the poem published in Current Notes; and now forward a list . bearing L. T., as the initials of the author.

of those which have come under my notice, and shall The Lay of the Reedwater Minstrel was written by feel much obliged if any of your readers who are my late friend, Robert Roxby; the original manuscript interested in Numismatics would add to it any varieis in my collection. Mr. Roxby, in conjunction with ties. The basis of this list is Mr. Hawkins's Account Mr. Thomas Doubleday, wrote the Coquet-dale Fishing of the Tutbury and Wyke “finds," in neither of which Songs, of which an elegant edition was published in is the presence or absence of the marks of abbrevia1852, by Messrs. Blackwood.

tion of the Edw R' noticed-in the following list I shall Newcastle-ipon-Tyne, Feb. 6. Robert Write. presume this to be found on all the coins.

The London mint is placed first in the list, as ema

nating from the seat of regal authority: the provincial MODERN CONSERVATORS OF ANCIENT ART. mints follow in alphabetical order. A letter dated Naples, January 8, states, “an act Nottingham.

F. R. N. HASWELL. recently committed here, has created as much indigna.

LONDON tion and ridicule among artistic persons, as the outrages

In the word ANGL the G is invariably of the gothic chaof Mazza did lately in the political world. The group

racter, the lower part curled inward. of the Rape of the Sabines, that has adorned the Villa Reale ever since the time of Charles the Third, has

1. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB been removed from the public gardens. The group is a

CIVI TAS LON DON Letters large; m.m. a copy of the celebrated work of John of Bologna, and

large cross, with a long line at each end. has not been imagined generally as capable of awaken

A variety has the DN in DNS; and on in LONDON, in ing any prurient thought, but within the last week has "

monogram. Another has a colon after EDW R: been condemned, muffled in canvas, and committed to 2. As no. 1, but with two dots on breast, intended the prisons of the Museum. The same fate it is said

for a brooch. awaits the Rape of Europa, and the Rape of Proserpine, 3. Obv., as no. 1. Rev. CIVI SAT LON DON now in the Villa Reale, The Venuses of the Museum 4. As no. 1, but the letters are smaller ; the coin and the Nereid, are already locked up, and one

is itself less in size than the former. unfortunate Venus, the Vincitrice of Capua, which had 5. As no. 4, but m.m. still smaller, and a star on escaped priestly wrath, is soon to be laid hands on.

the breast at junction of mantle. Condemned to be no better than they should be, they

6. As no. 5, but on the reverse, the pellets overlay are to be placed under lock and key-a fact ! and this

each other like scales. in a city where the foulest acts and sights present them

7. As no. 3, m.m. a cross pattée, with a small selves every hour in the day, to the passenger ; where

line in continuation of each horizontal limb. a foreign lady can scarcely walk without blushing, and 8. • EDW R ANGL DNS HYB all these impurities which befoul the streets might be

• CIVI TAS LON DON As no. 1, but with prevented by stringent directions to the police, froin the

pellets before legends. men whose modesty they affect is shocked by a Sabine 9. As no. 8, but with pellet only on reverse before or a Venus. It is but due, that in the interests of art,

the legend. such absurdities should be made known to the civilised 10. As no. 2, with dot or pellet before LONDON on world.”

the reverse.

11. As no. 10, but the letter n on the obverse is in BELFRY RHYMES. BOWDEN RINGERS ORDERS.

English character; on the reverse in Roman.

12. As no. 2, but with a peculiarly formed cross on You Ringers all, observe these Orders well !

reverse before LONDON, the horizontal bar He pays his Sixpence, that o'erturns a Bell;

being simply a line. And he that Rings with either spur or hat,

13. As no. 1, the cross plain, not pattée at the ends. Must pay his Sixpence certainly for that;

The letters rather large.
And He that Rings and does disturb the Peal, 14. As no. 2, on reverse as in place of HYB
Must pay his Sixpence, or a Gun of Ale.

These Laws elsewhere in ev'ry Church are used,

CIVI TAS LON DON Letters large.
That Bells and Ringers may not be abused.

16. EDW REX ANGL DNS HYB According to Halliwell's Dictionary of Archaisms

CIVI TAS LON DON Letters small. and Provincialisms, Gun is a north country word, for a 17. Bust in Triangle. Reverse, CIVITAS LONDON large flagon of ale. Unde, “ Son of a gun, implies a

Cuff's Sale Catalogue, nos. 785 and 786. merry, jovial, drunken fellow."

18. As no. 16, but on obverse, a rose on the King's Rectory, Clyst St. George, Feb. 2. H. T. E. | breast. Cuff, no. 785.

19. As no. 16, on rev. CIVITAS LVNDEN Cuff, no. 186. 46. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB

CIVI TAS DVR E116 Small letters.


CIVI TAS DVR EME Large letters. Mint VILL ABE REV VICI Letters and cross large.

mark, on reverse, a cross moline (Bp. Beck, 21. As. no. 20, but letters small.

1283-1311.) 22. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB

48. As no. 47, but small letters. VILL ABE RRE WICI Letters small.

49. As no. 47. Cross moline m.m. before legend on 23. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB

obverse and reverse. : VIL LAB ERE VICI Letters small.

50. As no. 48. Star on king's breast; the cross 24. EDW R ANGL DNS AYD. Thus on the coin.

moline m.m. on obverse only. VIL ABE REV vici Letters small. Roman E. 51. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB 25. EDW R ANGL DNS EYB

CIV ITA SDVR EME Cross moline m.m. before VILL ABE RE WICI In place of pellets, on

legend obverse and reverse. Letters small. reverse, a bear's head in one of the quarters. 52. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB

CIVI TAS EME DYR The syllables transBRISTOL

posed; large letters. 26. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB

53. As no. 47; but on reverse, in one quarter, a cross VILL ABR ISTO LLIE Letters and cross large.

moline instead of pellets. 27. As no. 26, but with very broad cross on reverse. Altogether a better minted coin than usual.


54. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB VILL BRI STO LIE Letters and cross small,

VILL SCIE DMV NDI Letters small. 29. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB Star on breast:

55. As no. 54. Star on king's breast. Letters VILL BRI STO LIE

small. 30. As no. 29.


VIL LAS EDM VNDI Letters large.

57. Obverse as no. 54.


58. Obverse as no. 54. cIyI TAS CAN TOR Large letters, similar to


59. Obverse as no. 54. 32. As no. 31, but Saxon 6 on obverse.

VILA SCI EDM VNDI 33. As no. 31, but smaller in all respects.

60. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB 31. As no. 33; star on king's breast. Coin smaller

ROBE RTDE HADE LEIE Large letters. Cross than the preceding.

small and plain. 35. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB. Brooch on breast.

A variety has the Ro and the DE on reverse, braced as CIVI TAS CAN TOR. Similar to no. 31.

monograms, 36. As no. 35, but no brooch on breast.

Robert de Hadley was moneyer here in 1280. His 37. As no. 36; the pellet before legend on reverse. I coins are the last in the English Series on which the name 38. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB Two dots on king's of the Moneyer ostensibly appears. breast.

61. As no. 60, but with Saxon e. CIVI TAS CANTOR As no. 31.


ROBE RTVS DEN ADL' Letters small.

63. EDW RANGL DNS HIB Reverse similar to 39. EDW RANGL DNS HYD

no. 60. CIVI TAS CES TRIE Letters and cross large.

64. Obverse as no. 62. 40. Obverse and reverse similar to no. 39; but

ROBE RTY SDEU ADL letters and cross smaller.

65. Obverse, bust in a triangle. Reverse as no. 60. 41. EDW R ANGL DNS TYB

Cuff's Sale Catalogue, no. 785.
CIVI TAS SESTRIE Coin in all respects smaller

66. Obverse as no. 65. Reverse similar to no. 62 than the preceding. 42. Obverse as no. 41.


67. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB Star on breast.

CIVITAS EXONIE Small letters.

Another, similar type ; no star on the breast.
43. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB Cross pattée.
CIVITAS DVR EME Large letters.

KINGSTON-UPON-HULI. 44. As no. 43, but cross and letters smaller.

68. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB Star on breast. 45. As no. 44. Star on king's breast.

VILL KYN GES TON Small letters.


94. • EDW. R. ANGL. DNS HYB. Two dots below bust. VILL' KYN GES TON

Reverse as no. 85.

95. EDW R ANGL' DNS AYB' A dot below bust. 70. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB

Reverse as no. 85.
CIVI TAS LIN COL Large letters.

WATERFORD. 71. As no. 70 ; but reverse showing mark of abbre 96. •EDW R ANGL DNS HYB viation LIN COL'



Reverse, same as no. 94.

98. • EDW, R'. ANGL DNS HYB Two dots below In the n of the word ANGL on obverse, is a

bust. Letters larger than usual. dot or roundel. Cross and letters large.

CIVITAS WATERFOR. Limb of the R's turned 73. As no. 72, but no dot as above.

up, with a dot under each. 74. EDW RANGL DNS HYB

99. • EDW. R. ANGL. DNS HYB VILL NOVI CAS TRI Letters small.


100. • EDW R'. ANGL’. DNS HYB Two dots below bust. VILL NOVI CAS TRI

CIVITAS VATEFOR' Letters small. 76. EDW R ANGL DNS HYB Star on breast.

VILL NOV CAS TRI Letters small.



There are varieties of nos. 4, 12, and 11, with the YORK.

English F on obverse. Of no. 40, with Roman C on 78. EDW R ANGL DNS RYB

reverse ; and one of no. 14 with R's similar to those CIVI TAS EBO RACI Large letters.

noticed in no. 98. 79. Obverse as no. 78. CIVI TAS EBOR ACI Large letters.

BAKER's Dozen.—What is the right meaning of the 80. Obverse and reverse legends same as no. 78; but

ut phrase, a baker's dozen ? a star on the king's breast, and letters smaller. ||

Diss, Feb.7.

S. L. S. 81. Same as no. 80., but having on reverse a quatrefoil in centre of cross.

Thirteen as twelve, which has long been the custom.

Taylor, the Water-poet, in his Travels of Twelve Pence, 82. Obverse and reverse, same as no. 78. Across on

noticesthe king's breast, and quatrefoil on reverse as

How bakers thirteene penny loaues doe giue, no. 81. Letters large.

All for a shilling, and thriue well, and liue. 83. As no. 82, but small letters.

So also, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle, in her Nature's 8Ꮞ. ᎾpᎳ Ꭱ ᎪNGL DNS H¥B

Picture, 1656, folio, observes-

In this volume there are several feigned stories; also, A variety has on obverse the name thus, Edvy.

there are some Morals, and some Dialogues; but they are

as the advantage loaf of bread to the baker's dozen. DUBLIN, IRELAND. 85. EDW R' ANGL DNS HYB A dot below bust.


The opponents to the unquestionably constitutional 86. As no. 85, but EDW B' on obverse.

and legal prerogative vested in the Queen's authority to 87. Legends same as no. 85 ; but the letters on obverse create Peers for life, appear to have purposely omitted are small; large on the reverse.

any reference to Blackstone, who in his Commentaries, 88. Legends as no. 85, but two dots below the king's p. 401, observes :bust. Letters large.

Creation by writ has one advantage over that by patent: 89. As no. 88, but small letters.

for a person created by writ holds the dignity to him and 90. Legends as no. 85 ; two dots below bust; the his heirs, without any words to that purport in the writ;

letters on obverse small, on the reverse large. but in letters patent there must be words to direct the 91. As no. 85. A brooch in additinn to dot on king's inheritance, else the dignity ensues only to the grantee for breast.

life. For a man or woman may be created noble for their 92. 6DW. R' ANGL' DNS HYB

own lives, and the dignity not descend to their heirs at all, or

descend only to some particular heirs: as where a peerage CIVITAS DVBLINIE. On obverse, two dots and

is limited to a man, and the heirs male of his body by Elizaa third for brooch on king's breast. Letters

beth his present lady, and not to such heirs by any former large.

or future wife. 93. EDW · R · ANGL DNS HYB Reverse as. no, 85. Letters large.

• Co. Litt., 9, 16. See 1 Woodes. 87.


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