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In Strathmartin old burial ground, on James Ander-, Rogers' MONUMENT.—In the chancel of the parish son, 1690:
church of Hornsey, a mural memorial has been placed Among the earth beneath this stone
by the poet's nephews; it consists of a medallion head, Doth his forefathers ly
by Behnes, and is deemed an admirable resemblance; And this has been ther burial place
below which is the following inscription:Sine mans rememberie.
In Memory of
Author of the . Pleasures of Memory,'
Born at Newington Green, xxx July, MDCCLXIII.
Died at St. James's Place, Westminster, xviii Duc.,MDCCCLV. And weaver to his trade.
His mortal remains are buried in this churchyard. In the old kirkyard of Essie, on David Wighton, schoolmaster, who died in 1717, aged 75.
EARLY ENGLISH LOVE SONG.
Am I not in blessed case,
Treasure and Pleasure to possesse;
I would not wishe no better place,
If I may still have welthiness :
And to enjoye in perfect peace
My Lady, Lady :
My pleasaunt pleasure shall encrease,
My deare Lady.
Helene may not compared be, 1771 —
Nor Creseda that was so bright;
These cannot staine the shine of thee,
Nor yet Minerua of great might.
Tbou passest Venus farre away,
Loue thee I will both night and day, Brechin.
My dere Lady. The epitaph, My Sledge and Hammer lie reclined,'
My mouse, my nobs, my cony sweete, printed in Current Notes, p. 8, is also in Aston Church
My hope and ioye, my whole delight;
Dame Nature may fall at thy feete, yard, near Birmingham, and in several others in various
And yeelde to thee her crowne of righte. parts of the kingdom. Which is the original ?
I will thy body now embrace, Oldbury, March 14.
My deare Lady.
Enterlude of the Triall of Treasure, 1567. 1666, any effect on the records of the Heralds' College?
Are there any other countries besides England and Ireland, who have now any Colleges or Office of
IRISH QUARTERS.—Looking over some old family Arms?
letters, I find the following Epigram which has some Rotheram, March 13.
F. W. H. / point, and may afford some amusement, The Heralds' College was destroyed, but the records and
More than Four Quarters in the year, books, with one or two exceptions, were, as the fire ap
Could never yet be made appear;
Till Parl'ment omnipotently great, proached, moved to a room.in the palace at Whitehall, near the Court of Requests, formerly called the Queen's Court.
Received a Bill creating Eight. After the fire, notice was given in the Gazettes, the Heralds' The bill introduced into the Irish Parliament, was for Office was held there.
increasing the number of Quarter Sessions. Scotland has her Heralds' College, the chief officer being
Belfast, March 10.
R. B. Lion King of Arms, Edinburgh.
A special general meeting of the Royal Institute of An old newspaper, even in a moment of listlessness, British Architects was held on Monday, the 2nd inst., has its charms. It puts one into something like the when it was resolved unanimously to humbly submit to condition of a prescient being. Perusing the journals Her Majesty's gracious consideration, the awarding of of the by-gone day, we see passions agitating, which are the Royal gold medal for the year 1856, to Mr. Owen now extinct; reports affirmed, which we know to be Jones, Member of the Institute, author of The Alhamfalse ; alarms sounded, which we are sure had no foun- | bra, the Grammar of Ornament, and other works, all dation; and expectation all alive—upon projects which of which are entitled to much commendation, and are have ended in nothing.
| highly popular.
BLUE STOCKINGS. May I ask what was the origin PROPOSED INTERCHANGE OF DUPLICATE COINS. of the blue stocking associations of which we read till
I have good reason to know that Current Notes is in within a few past years, and even now when some ladies then
ome ladies the hands of most Coin Collector3, therefore, I wish to generally of a certain age are in society, they are on
make a proposition in its pages, if the Editor will lend passant spoken of or alluded to, as quite 'blue stockings?' | his aid, which if put in practice will be a great boon to They seem as coteries to be of but a modern date.
us of the Numismatic Fraternity. Coin Collectors of Belgrare Square.
whatever class and extent their collections are, must The origin of blue stocking coteries derived from an asso-frequently accumulate duplicates of which, from the ciation of parties, partly chivalrous and partly festive, is of circumstances of their position, that which is useless to å much earlier date than generally supposed. Tbe society
one man is eagerly sought by another; thus, if Collec
o de la Calza (of the Stocking), was instituted at Venice in the
tors knew each others' names, and to what class their year 1400, in honour of the inauguration of Michæl Steno,
attention was directed, Manuscript lists of their dupliProcurator of Saint Mark, as Doge. The business of its members was conversation and festivity, and so attractive
cate specimens might be circulated, and if the Editor were their entertainments of music and dancing, that the would receive and publish a list of Collectors
that the would receive and publish a list of Collectors' Names, gay spirits of other parts of Italy assiduously sought the
bucht the it would be very desirable. honour of admission as members. Their statutes had solely Oxon, March 4.
L. A. W. reference to the ceremonies of their balls and general The Editor's agency is at the service of L. A. W., or of meetings for diversion, and the members, being resolved on any otber collector. their rigorous observance took an oath in a church to that tendency. They had banners and a seal as an authorised
| I would feel greatly obliged if any of your numerous order of Knighthood, and their costume was displayed in all the elegance and splendour which the luxuriancy of Vene- readers
Jone readers of Current Notes would give me an explanation tian taste could devise; but with tbe inconsistency of the of the following Medal. whimsical custom of the Italians of bedizening or marking Obverse — Three figures in armour, the centre one their acadensies and other intellectual associations by some who is crowned with flowers or leaves, is joining the external signs of caprice or folly, the members when they hands of the other two. Legend—IVNGE TRVCES DEXassembled for literary discussions were distinguished by the traS. 1579. colours of their stockings. These colours were sometimes Reverse - A fruit tree by the side of a lake, upon fantastically blended, and on others, only one colour, par- which the four winds are blowing; on the agitated ticularly the blue prevailed. The society de la Calza con- |
on water, a single figure is seen in the distance. Legendtinued till 1590, when the foppery of Italian Literature a ssumed another symbol ; tbe rejected title then crossed
| VEL CONTRA FORTIOR ITO. the Alps, and found a congenial reception in the flippancy
W. K. CURRIE.
Leith, March 4. and literary triflings of Parisian society, and particularly branded Female pedantry as the strongest feature in the NationAL GALLERY. The Krüger Collection of character of French pretension. The name and something sixty-four early German paintings, formerly at Minden, of its character diverged from France to England, and for were in 1854, purchased for the National Gallery, in a while marked the vanity of the worthless advances in lite- I no way authorised by the Trustees, for 28001., and the ruture which were so highly vaunted among our feminine
expenses of conveyance hither were 1161. 19s. 8d., in coteries. The propriety of the appellation and its applica- lall*29161. 19s. 8d. The most tolerable of these, sevention are, at length, passing into desuetude, for it is apparent to all that in every circle, attainments in literature can and
teen in number, after considerable repairs and redecoare accomplished by ladies with no deterioration of female rat
rations, were in October in that year, placed in the room importance or propriety : it is in England, more than in any on the left, at the head of the staircase, and have created other, that knowledge asserts her right of general dominion, for it, the appellation of the Chamber of Horrors.' and majestically maintains the position, that, if she be the Ten of these pictures have been sent to Ireland, or elsesustaining energy of one sex, she also contributes to the where; and the remaining thirty-seven were sold, Feb. lighter charm, the graceful adornment of the other. | 14, by Messrs. Christie and Manson, for 2491. 83., at
prices varying from twelve shillings to an extreme sum The verse in the old nursery song, a portion of that
of twenty-two pounds. Deducting the cost of the repacommencing with One-ery, two-ery, Ziccary zan
ration to those now in the Gallery, and the charges of
sale, the seventeen remaining, which advance nothing Hinx Minx! now the witch winks, The fat begins to fry;
preceptory in art, cost severally the frightful sum of
one hundred and sixty pounds.
LADY AND SPANIELS. In the fine large print, after Has a classical parallel in Ovid, Fast. IV. 543. Landseer, so entitled, I presume the lady represents
Tota domus læta est, hoc est materque, paterque some one,-is it known who?
Chichester, March 16.
H. H. Mox epulas ponunt, liquefacta coagula lacti. Miss Power, niece of the late Margaret Countess of
F. E. G. Blessington.
KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM.
Kit-Cat Club.-In 1821, was published a folio The military brotherhood or order of the Knights
volume, entitled Memoirs of the celebrated Persons Hospitallers was founded by Gerard Tour, who was
composing the Kit-Cat Club, with forty-eight Portraits,
om born at Martigues in Provence. After the capture of
engraved from the original Paintings of Sir Godfrey Jerusalem, he in 1099, established in that city a house
| Kneller. I possess this book, and beg to refer to the just
| castigation it deserved in the Quarterly Review, March of refuge, as an asylum to pilgrims coming from all | parts of the Christian world to visit the Holy Places.
1822, pp. 425-437, where it is denounced as one of
the most blundering pieces of patch-work that the Raymond Dupuy succeeded Gerard as Grand Master of the Order, and he decided that the brotherhood should
scissors of a hackney editor ever procluced.' No hint is
there given as to who was the anonymous personage in future become military as well as hospitaller, and that it should defend by arms the Christians against the
who produced this astonishing work,' and though I have
made many enquiries as to the name of the party, I infidels. The Order thenceforth assumed the title of Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, where they continued
have been unsuccessful, yet a query in Current Notes till Saladin, in 1188, obtaining possession of Palestine,
might I am told elicit an answer. May I ask if any the Knights quitted Jerusalem to establish themselves
| reader can furnish me with the requisite information as at Acre, and subsequently at Rhodes, till 1530, when
on to who was the editor, or compiler of the volume in on Charles the Fifth giving to them the island of Malta,
question. they proceeded thither. The French nation having
St. Ann's Street, Manchester. since the crusades constantly assumed to represent in
The editor, or compiler, which our Correspondent pleases, the East the military spirit of the West, and to be in
was James Caulfield. The production of the Kit-Cat Club
was one of the many speculations of the late Mr. Charles that country the most pious and most stedfast supporter
Walker, for whom Caulfield also edited the Remarkable of the interests of the Latin Church, the French Govern
Characters, to which and to the six volume edition of ment has long coveted the possession of the ruins of the
Granger's Biographical History of England, the same critiKnights' establishment at Jerusalem, a desire that has
cal severity may be fairly applied. To Caulfield's baneful at length been gratified. The Sultan, who had already attachment to gin may be attributed a long course of erratic presented to the Emperor Napoleon the Church of the conduct. To fix him to any literary labour, it was requisite Nativity at Jerusalem, has in order to render the gift to entrap him, and lock him up in a room, with the main more complete and acceptable, also given to him the old essential, a pint or two of his beloved nectar, and books for palace of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, which is bis reference. Eventually, one night, returning homeward annexed to St. Peter's prison. The Greeks had also
in his usual besotted condition, while attempting to step solicited for the same building, but the ruins have been
from the road to the pavement, he fell, and the knee-pan surrendered to France in compliment to her considering
coming in contact with the curb-stone, it was so miserably
displaced, that he was taken in great pain to the Hospital, herself as the representative of Catholic interests in the
where he died. East.
NEW ANECDOTES OF PETER PINDAR. GelidUS THE PAILOSOPHER. Current Notes well
The recently published Memoir of William Cookmaintains its archæological and literary character, and
er, and worthy, a minister among the drab-coloured Christians, the paper in the last in reference to the Rambler' and
written by his grandson, Mr. George Harrison, barrister, the Adventurer'is replete with interest. I have long
contains some amusing incidents relative to Dr. Wolcot, been an admirer of the Rambler,' in which, in No. 24,
not hitherto known beyond the pale of the Quaker's there is a character of Gelidus the Philosopher, a man family. Cookworthy was a druggist in Nut-street, of great penetration and deep researches; had Dr.
Plymouth, who during the spring and summer months Johnson any known person in view in the personation,
emancipated his family of grown up daughters from the or is it, as possibly it is, simply one of fiction ?
confinement and dirt of a narrow street in a sea-port Gloucester, March 3.
town,' by the enjoyment of a country lodging at Fleet, Gelidus the Philosopher was a real character : the Rev. the family seat of the Bulteels, near Sequer's bridge, on John Coulson; he took his degree of A. M., April 12, the road from Plymouth to Modbury, abounding with 1746, and was subsequently a senior Fellow of University charms of wild flowers, hedge-rows, and scenery, some College. In appearance and habit, he resembled Dr. of the loveliest, even in the lovely county of Devon.' Johnson, and was considered in his time as an Oxford cba
Mr. Harrison relatesracter. Mr. and Mrs. Thrale, with Dr. Johnson, visited
On one occasion, the first of the family who went to Oxford, Sept. 22, 1774, and the great lexicographer, in his jourpal, notices on the 23rd, the visit of Mr. Thrale and
Fleet for the season, were my aunt Hobson, then himself to Mr. Coulson; and that on the 24th, they both,
oth a widow; her daughter, and my mother. They took with Mrs. Tbrale, and her daughter then ten years old, with them the maid servant, Molly King, and some afterward Lady Keith ; dined with bim. After this visit, cold provisions for a beginning; and were also accomDr. Johuson told Mrs. Thrale, that Mr. Coulson was the panied by Wolcot. Having arrived at a rather early man designated in the Rambler, under the name of Gelidus hour, they were bent on a ramble before dinner. Nothing, the Philosopher.
| however, could persuade Wolcot to go with them, and
after bantering him to no purpose on his laziness, they Wherever he visited, such tales found ready listeners, were forced to start without a squire, leaving the nor was William Cookworthy the man to form an excepservant to unpack in their absence, and make ready tion. He was the exception, indeed, in the rule, against their return. After some hours pleasurably Noscitur à socio, qui non dignoscitur ex se.* passed in the woods, they found, on reaching the house, Like his Divine Master, he could be the friend of puball their food in confusion, scarcely fit to be eaten, and
licans and sinners,' not to be degraded to their level, but the servant in great dismay. She said Mr. Wolcot
to raise in them a respect for virtue. He was, morewould pull it about, and eat, in spite of all her endea
over, well able to give Peter a Rowland for his Oliver, vours to prevent him,- that he had then gone away
and was to a certainty the person who furnished him laughing, and had left a piece of paper for them. On
with the original incident for Wolcot's tale of the this paper they found written
Country Bumpkin and the Razor-seller, beginning-
A fellow in a market town,
Most musical, cried razors up and down.
Wolcot had also a taste for the fine arts, and was the
first to notice Opie. He brought him to Nut-street, and To say, that I have labour'd hard
set him to paint the portrait of my grandfather, which To eat the beef, and to devour
was admitted to be the best likeness of him. It was not The pie, which was con founded sour;
bis speaking likeness, which would have been all life And that I'm gone to 'scape a rattling
and fire: it is his thinking likeness, which is very difFrom Sukey and the widow Wadling.
ferent; and yet when the rays of the setting sun shed In voice, in look, in person, and in similarity of their softened light over the features, as they do for character, John Wolcot was better qualified, perhaps, several days, twice in the year, at a late and early than any other man of his day to personate Falstaff. period, where the portrait hangs in my drawing room, it Many a time he has set my grandfather's table in is difficult to believe the countenance to be any but that a roar with his readings of Shakespeare's plays of of a living man in the calm repose of a mighty mind. Henry the Fourth, and the Merry Wives of Windsor. William Cookworthy died October 17, 1780. They were not lost upon his host; although, when Peter was sometimes pushing his jokes before the
BALLOON EXHIBITION BILL. females a little too far, he would check himself on my
| The following announcement appeared during the
The follow grandfather's approach, with the exclamation - Hullo! firstwo
first week in August, 1786, and is interesting from the here comes Will Swedenborg.'
early attention then made to the direction of Balloons, Peter's tale of the Pilgrim and the Peas, ending
which later experience has confirmed to be utterly To walk a little more at ease,
futile. I took the liberty to boil my peas,
Tuffnell Park Road. CHARLES GREEN, Aeronaut. fared, like his other witticisms, which were sure to be re
NEW FISH BALLOON AT THE PANTAEON. torted on him, whenever there was fair opportunity. He READY for Ascension, and to be drawn in the Air by had presented to him a couple of ducks, and leading a live Esgles. It is now universally admitted, that every sort of make-shift life, was at his wit's end how to secure Attempt to steer Balloons in the Air, by any Power of Methe good eating at the least possible expense of cookery.
chanism, will always prove fruitless, as there is no PossiHe bethought him, at last, of sending them to the bake
bility of finding a Point d'Appui, or Point of Resistance.
Mr. Uncles, thoroughly convinced of its Truth, is, neverthehouse. This was enough for my aunt Hobson, who the
less ambitious, as an Englishman, of meriting the Name of next time she met him, accosted him with—So, Mr. |
the FIRST AERIAL CHARIOTEER. Instead, therefore, of Jack, I hear you took the liberty to bake your ducks!'.
making Use of ineffectual Sails, Oars, or Wings, he is People have been surprised that a man of Wolcot's
determined to employ living Force to combat the Wind, coarse, indolent, and selfish habits should have ever and guide himself through the Regions of the Sky. With found a seat at my grandfather's table; but, in the first this Intention, he has just finished a vast Fish-formed place, he had been bred a medical man; and this was, Balloon, to which is suspended a splendid triumphal Car probably, his passport to the Chemist and Druggist. elegantly ornamented, with projecting Accommodations for He had besides a fund of humour, and was stored with four harnessed Eagles, perfectly tame, and capable of diverting tales about the Cornish and Devonshire com flying in every Direction, at their Master's Will. Mr. mon folks, who were wont to call him .Maister Ould | Uncles, who also flatters himself to render his Balloon Cat,' and gaped with delight and wonder at his account
stationary, intends to make his grand Ascensiou in it after
Easter. Till then, this new and maynificent Spectacle will of a cherub, which he asserted to have caught, tamed,
be exhibited in the grand Saloon of the Pantheon, every and retained in a cage in Jamaica, when after having
Day, Sundays excepted, from Ten to Six o'Clock. been ordained by the Bishop of London, he went thither
Admittance One Shilling only. in the train of Sir Henry Trelawny, the newly appointed governor, in the double capacity of body.curer' * He who has no character of his own, bears that of the and • soul-curer.'
company which he keeps.
ANCIENT SILVER DISH OR SALVER.
HERO OF BUTLER'S HUDIBRAS. Amongst the church plate at Wallsend, in Northum- The name of Sir Samuel Rolle of Heanton Sackville, berland, is an exquisitely wrought silver salver, now for in the parish of Petrockstow, Devon ; elder brother of protection fastened on a plate of iron. It is 10% inches Henry Rolle, Chief Justice of the Upper Bench under in diameter. In the centre of the salver which is sunk the Commonwealth, frequently occurs in the history and about half an inch there is no device, but round it is records of the period as an active promoter of the Parengraved a simple but elegant wreath of flowers and liament cause. The elder D'Israeli, in his Curiosities leaves tied at the top and bottom with knots of riband. of Literature, second series, suggests that this worthy On the other rim or border which is 24 inches in diam- knight, and not Sir Samuel Like, as commonly sap. eter are four oblong medallions or compartments con- posed, was the original of Butler's Hudibras.' The taining figures in basso relievo, representing the four following are D'Israeli's words—When Butler wrote Seasons, all so disposed as to be seen upright at one his Hudibras, one Colonel Rolle, a Devonshire man, view without needing to turn the salver. The spaces | lodged with him, and was exactly like his description of between these compartments are filled with rich tracery the Knight; whence it is highly probable, that it was of large flowers.
this gentleman and not Sir Samuel Luke, whose person At the top of the salver, Spring is represented by he had in his eye. The reason he gave for calling his the figure of a boy, crowned with roses, reclining, pocm, Hudibras, was, because the name of the old tutewith the left hand resting on a basket of roses by his lar saint of Devonshire, was Hugh de Bras. side, and holding in the right hand, which is crossed Is there any foundation for this passage, beyond what over his breast, a bunch of the same flowers. The appears in the above extract ? and was the tutelar saint back-ground is filled up with a landscape of trees, of Devonshire ever known in that county ? etc., beautifully executed but much worn.
EDWARD F. RIMBAULT. Summer, on the right hand of the salver, is represented by the upright figure of a boy, crowned with
CHURCH BELL INSCRIPTIONS. ears of corn, sitting on a bank overshadowed by the
In the tower of Gulval church are three bells, bearing boughs of a tree, having a sheaf of corn in his left arm,
inscriptions: Carolus II. Dei Gratia. The north one and a sickle in his right hand. Autumn, at the bottom of the salver, is represented
| is dated 1640, with this distich by a boy, crowned with vine leaves and grapes, with his
Ile ring always right hand raised to his head and his left hand resting
My Makers prayes. on fruit. Here, as in the opposite compartment, is à | The south bell is dated 1675. landscape with trunks of trees in the fore ground. Penzance, March 5.
Winter, at the right hand side of the salver, is represented by the upright figure of a boy, with a curious old
LORD JOHN RUSSELL, A DRAMATIST. fashioned cap on his head, sitting and warming his! The following letter addressed to R. W. Elliston, hands at a fire, the flames of which ascend from the when lessee of Drury Lane Theatre, will possibly be inground and curl up in front of him, Behind him are teresting to many readers of Current Notes, who may the boughs of a leafless tree.
nut be aware his Lordship has any claim to be considered At the top of the dish is the old silver mark, a three as a dramatist. The autograph is now before me. towered castle, and 1.4. surmounted by a star.
H. St. Alban's Parsonage, March 4. E. H. A.
Hastings, Nov. 4, 1822.
Sir,---You will have perceived by an advertisement in the DERBYSHIRE TRADESMEN'S TOKENS.
| papers, that I am going to publish a play called Don Carlos.
Having no conception of the proper method of adapting a An interesting addition to the County History of Der- play for the stage, I did not offer it to the Theatres, but if byshire, has this month emanated under the title of upon perusal, it should appear to you fit for this purpose, · The Tradesmen's Tokens of the Seventeenth Century, I should naturally prefer that it should be performed by of Derbyshire.' Mr. W. H. Brockett, of Gateshead the admirable Company at Drury Lane, rather than any upon Tyne, has most laudably drawn up this list from other. If you have any wish to see it, a copy shall be the Notices extant in the Collections of Thomas Bate- sent to you, as soon as it is printed off. If it were to be
acted, it must be, with considerable curtailments, and also, man, Esq., of Loneberdale House, to whom the work is
must profess to be from the published edition. Of course dedicated; Mr. William Boyne, F.S.A.; Mr. Llewellyn
if you should judge it unfit for acting I should be neither Jewett, F.S.A., and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The
e surprised nor disappointed. You will have the goodness rarity of many of these specimens is so great, that one
not to communicate this letter to any one. only is known, hence the reference to so many deposito.
I have the honour to be, ries, to eke out anything like a continued series. The
Your obed. servant, descriptive notes are highly illustrative of families and
J. ROSSELL. persons who issued them, and the more attractive are accompanied by wood-cuts of truthful effect.
Nothing but reading will teach spelling.