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rental was 661. 138 4d ;* Jacob observes at this time Sterne, in his Sentimental Journey, has the following [i.e. in 1774] they amount to upwards of two hundred beautiful expression-God tempers the wind to the and fifty pounds.t
shorn lamb. Is the idea the sole product of the Senti. Faversham Church being very old and decayed, a mentalist's brain, or was it suggested to poor Yorick faculty was obtained in 1754 to demolish and rebuild the while reading some other author's works, and if so, who same; it was pulled down in 1755, and on the rebuild- was he, and where is it to be found ? ing, the grave-stones with and without brasses were
David GALLOWAY. moved from the positions where they lay into other open and conspicuous places in the church. Jacob, however, in reference to Hatch's monument, observes, the large marble inlayed with brass that covers his remains, was
THE HAT COVERS ALL. so commodiously situated as not to require, when the
The wide-brimmed hats worn by English Ladies, late alterations were made in the church, any moving including the entire range of grandmothers to grandas others did, so that his ashes, and even the common daughters, still maintains the overwhelming tenor of a earth which covered them were undisturbed, and the general adoption. In France, the national levity of said stone is still very conspicuous at the middle entrance character, more particularly prior to the revolution, into the south aisle or transept.
when royalty itself expiated its follies on the scaffold, In the same church is a figure in brass, of
was frequently developed in the aptitude to accommowhich the inscription is gone. From his mark
date themselves to the frivolities of an unmeaning it seems he was a merchant of the Staple.
fashion. M. le Comte d'Artois, afterwards the ignoble He bears besides the arms of the City of Lon- N King Charles the Tenth, being in a field near Versailles, don, and the Haberdashers' Company. There |
where a very pretty brunette was milking a cow, and is also a figure of a hawk jessed and belled,
singing a sans souci to each press of the teats, he inperched on a man's wrist, which was probably
sisted on and took a kiss. This honour of a salute by intended as a rebus on his name.
the king's brother, was duly acknowledged by her with
a curtsey, while with a conscious daring of character, Lee Road, Blackheath.
J. J. H.
she smartly told the Count—Sir, if you mean to be
familiar in my dairy, you must accustom yourself to The Foundation stone of Covent Garden Theatre was
bearing the burden of part of its furniture. So saying,
she immediately placed the skimming-dish on Monlaid January 4, 1809. On the evening of Friday, 17th
seigneur's head. The story was soon repeated with inst., after the day's labour of those employed in demolishing the walls' had ceased, the stone laid over the
| additions of all kinds, and as nothing was then so comFoundation stone was displaced, and below a piece of
| mon in France, as to create a fashion from the most slate, within a circular cavity of four inches diameter,
trifling circumstance, every man of the gay circle spon
taneously obtained a hat, as nearly as possible resemand about two inches deep, was a copper box. This contained the coins there deposited in 1809. The face of
bling a skimming-dish, and the hat 'thus introduced, was
promptly designated with the romantic appellation of the stone inscribed in three lines in capitals :
the Milkmaid's frolic. LONG LIVE GEORGE PRINCE OF Wales.
The year 1776 exhibited some whimsical extravaIts position was below the pavement, in the wall, at gancies in the fashion of the hat, as worn by those who the corner of the edifice in Hart Street, immediately were in attendance on the Court. Square hats, or hats opposite the doorway of the house numbered 52.
with four points, for a time prevailed, and this grotesque“At the time of laying the stone in 1809, whoever was
| shaped covering of the head was worn by the petit in attendance at the lowering the upper stone, in a fro- | maitres for their morning dishabille. Some innovators licsome mood, introduced a farthing between them, and
soon after introduced another form as a novelty, hats on the men shifting the stone it was instantly secured as
with two points ; this, however, had a brief period of a relic, intended to have remained there for ages.
adoption, although the Duke de Richelieu dismissed his
valet for daring to place in his hands a hat with four * History of Faversham, 1774, p. 134,
points instead of two. The English slouched hat, being + Harris, History of Kent, 1719, fol. p. 122, referring to in its turn introduced, wholly set aside the two former, this benefaction, describes it as “an estate of 1801. per and these fashions constituted the national business for annum, lying in Icklesham, near Hastings, in Sussex. one year!
The same writer notices — 'On the north side of the chancel is an old fine monument and tomb raised, but there is no inscription about it' — on the margin of a large paper QUEEN's Fool. In the accounts of John Lord copy of the work is added in manuscript-except this: Harington, of Exton, as Treasurer of the Chambers to Whoso him bethoft, inwardly and oft,
Anne of Denmark, temp. James I., Horace Walpole How hard it were to flitt, from bed unto the pitt,
found an item--paid to T. Mawe, for the diet and From pitt unto pain that ne'er shall cease again, lodging of Tom Derry, Her Majesty's Jester, thirteen He woud not do one sin, all the world to winn. weeks, 101. 185. 6d.
TANTAMOUNT.—In Johnson's Dictionary, this word,
POOR JOE ALL ALONE! signifying equivalent,' is designated a French word. Among an extensive series of engraved portraits colLocke seems to use it in that sense-If one-third of lected by one of my family, in the last century ; is a our coin were gone, and men had equally one-third less folio etching, inscribed · Poor Joe all alone!' I have money than they have, it must be tantamount, what been assured it is a rare print and have re
| been assured it is a rare print, and have referred to l'scape of one-third less, another must make up. What Bromley's Catalogue, who merely refers to Gulston's other uses are there of the word, by which its original Catalogue, p. 71-no mean compliment to its rarity; meaning may be deduced ?
and Noble is silent; possibly as beyond his period, the Cork, July 5.
J. W. S.
| close of the reign of King George the First. As CurThe Rev. Edward Clarke, in his Letters concerning the rent Notes is, I am confident, in the hand of many Spanish Nation, 1760-1761, 4to. p. 199, while describing distinguished Collectors, it would confer on me a favour the churches in Segovia, notices that of St. Dominic, & noble which would be gratefully appreciated, if any one of gothic structure, built about 1406, having cut in the stone
your correspondents will 'forward any elucidation in beneath the cornice continued under the roof outside, a reference to Poor Joe? representation of the words TANTO MONTA in old charac
Liverpool, July 12. ters; the meaning of whichis, that when by the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella, 1474, the kingdoms of Spain
Poor Joe was a mendicant long well known in the meand Castille were united, they made this Spanish proverb tropolis, whose surname has not transpired. He used to -Tanto monta, monta tanto Isabella como Fernando; that | traverse the streets, with a then remarkably long beard, is to say, Isabel is as good as Ferdinand, and Ferdinand selling ballads and matches, and occasionally diversifying as Isabel!' The only remark I shall make is, that hence his appeals by some tricks of dexterity, or sleight of hand, comes our English word tantamount.
and in his patrol used commonly to utter in a plaintive tone-Poor Joe all alone! a term by which he was gene
rally designated. He died at Ware, in Hertfordshire in STATUE IN LEICESTER SQUARE
July 1767, said to be upwards of 105 years of age. The Some years since, prior to the usurpation by the
| house in which he died, he was known to have possessed Great Globe of the garden ground in Leicester Square,
some years, at times he sheltered himself there, though in was a gilded statue of King George the First. Has it
common he lay about Town, in stables, hay-lofts, and other
adventitious places, but is reported not to have lain upon a been removed elsewhere, or what has become of it?
bed for more than fifty years. A contemporary notice Possibly some of your readers may be able to explain
states, that he died worth more than three thousand pounds, this matter, and who was the sculptor ?
which he bequeathed for the benefit of Widows and Orphan July 16.
N. J. Children, under the direction of certain persons named in Dallaway, in his edition of Walpole's Anecdotes, 1827, his Will for that purpose. The print was probably a Vol. IV., p. 89, states—The equestrian statue of King private etching. George I. was cast in mixed metal by Van Ost, or Nost, and afterward gilded by him and his principal assistant, Adrien Charpentiere, for the Duke of Chandos, at Canons. The
FRENCH FUNEREAL HONOUR, horse was modelled from that by Le Sueur at Charing
Béranger, the national poet of France, has at length Cross, and the figure of the Hanoverian monarch certainly
paid the debt of Nature: he died on Thursday, 16th an improvement on that of Charles the First. When
instant, at half-past five, p.m., and on Friday noon they Canons was sold in 1747, for the value of its materials, and its sumptuous ornaments dispersed, the statue of King
| laid him in his last home, lest the lamp which had so George with its pedestal was purchased, placed in Leicester
long illumined France should again flicker in the socket. Square, and not many years since was regilded. It was
He who had rejected places, pensions, and preferments, understood that in the permission granted for the raising and declined to hold any intercourse with the Court, has the structure for the Great Globe, the statue was in no way been followed to the grave not by those whom he loved, to be interfered with, that a spiral staircase was to surround but by those with whom he had no sympathy. Twelve it, as it stood, and the figure to remain in its position, when cannon were posted in the Place de la Bastille, troops the Great Globe itself should leave not a rack behind. That were echellonné on the Boulevard, in order to delude the stipulation appears to have been wholly set at nought; the people into a supposition the cortege would take that statue was displaced, and some Irish labourers, who believed direction, and whilst those who would have honoured his the figure to be of lead, hacked off one of the legs, but were
| transit to the tomb, were proceeding to this great and unable to master its possession from the iron skeleton or frame work within it. It is now hidden in the earth,
leading thoroughfare, the police were silently bearing within the railing, opposite to the late Panopticon, from
off the body of the most popular poet France ever prowhence, if nothing is said respecting it, or a claim made on
duced, along the back streets of St. Louis and La Rothe part of the public, it may find its way, one morning
quette, to the burial ground of Père la Chaise. early, to some Jew metal dealer.
The Prefect of Police has changed the name of the street, the Rue Vendôme, in which Béranger lived: it
is in future to be called the Rue Béranger -the sword Nothing goes down to posterity so uncorrupted as the in this instance yielding to the pen ! On parlera de games of children, Dr. Arbuthnot.
sa gloire, however, elsewhere than in the Rue Béranger.
“ Takes note of what is done
EPITAPI IN LIMERICK CATHEDRAL.
LETTERS OF ANNE, COUNTESS OF BUTE. In the History of Limerick, printed for John Ferrar,
rar, The first of the Bute family was Sir John Stuart, a bookseller in Limerick, 1767, duod., at p. 80, while de
natural son of King Robert the Second, see Duncan scribing the monuments in St. Mary's Cathedral, it is
Stewart's Account of the family of Stewart, but the stated —
polite Wood sinks the bastardy, and represents the In the wall of the Vestry Room may be seen a curious
Butes as descended from a lawful son, thus making plain inscription, which very few gentlemen can make
them the male representatives of the Royal Family of perfect, as it is greatly abbreviated, and cut in old
Stuart. English characters; as it may lead others to a discovery,
The Earldom was a creation of the reign of Queen I shall give as many words of the inscription as we can
Anne: Sir James Stuart having been created by patent plainly read.
dated at St. James's, April 14, 1703, Earl of Bute, VisHic jac? in tumuli fundo
count of Kingarth, Lord Mountstuart, Cumra, and Galfrid 9
Inchmarnoch, to him, and his heirs male for ever. He An. Dni M, D, XIX.
married a daughter of Sir George, the bloody MacLater, in the Appendix, p. 147, it is intimated-A kenzie,' as he was called by the Covenanters, and by copy of the old inscription mentioned in p. 81, for which this marriage the Bute family became possessed of the no printing types could be procured, may be seen at the Rosehall estates. The Earl died at Bath, June 4, 1710, Editor's shop, curiously wrote and the abbreviations ex whence his body was carried to Rothsay, and there plained by Mr. David Mahony, writing master.
buried. Mahony's elucidations appear to have been sold for John, the second Earl, married Ann, the only illustration of the volume, as my copy has the leaf beau- daughter of Archibald, first Duke of Argyle; who by tifully written, and subscribed by him.
this her first husband was the ancestress of the Marquis Hiciacz i tumuli fūdo sblat amūdo
of Bute, Lords Wharncliffe, Stuart de Rothesay, and Galfrido art: vethë' qondisti'eclie
Stuart de Decies. The letters of the Countess here xvj lucemaya req'cetipace pptua
printed from the autographs are interesting as illustra
tive of the then habits of ladies of high families-only Ano ccif dm Movexix
think of a modern Countess ordering cheap “candells Intu*fie 8 caneq, hicdice8prEane
and salt petter.” Were any unfortunate Peeress to Or in words in full length —
venture on looking into household matters now-a-days, Hic jacet in tumuli fundo sublatus â mundo
what a sensation it would create! Think of a modern GALPRIDUS ARTHUR veræ Thesaurarius quondam istius Countess of Bute travelling by the mail-coach, her Ecclesiæ,
footman being on the top with the luggage! Why, even Decimo sexto Luce Maia requiescit in pace perpetua with the aid of railway travelling, there would be a van Anno crucifixi Domini Millesimo quingento decimo nono. | for the luggage, lady's maid, etc., etc., etc., ad infiniIn Tubis sic octavum caneque hic dice octo precum Eanæ. tum; and yet the lady who travelled by the coach, and The first four lines may be thus translated
studied economy in her establishment, was a Duke's Intomb'd here lyes GEFFREY ARTHUR, this same Church's
| daughter. late Treasurer :
The person to whom these letters were addressed, was From this World translated in May, in the morn, on the six- James Anderson, whose Diplomata Scotiæ are well teenth Day;
known to Scottish antiquaries. The Countess's spelling The fifteen hundred and nineteenth year, of our Crucified is most abominable, but in this she was not singular, as Sav'our,
most of her cotemporaries were equally deficient in that Rests in perpetual peace.
respect. The notorious Colonel Charteris was distinAccording to ancient custom the fifth line bears this guished for his vicious orthography, he nevertheless version :
contrived to amass great wealth, which was carried into Do thou incite the solemn Train, and with the doleful trumps
the family of Wemyss, by the marriage of his only
daughter to the fourth Earl. Her ladyship was the proclaim
great-grandmother of the present Earl of Wemyss, who Eight times this mournful story; Then to Eana oblation make, of eight prayers for the sake
is thus the Colonel's heir of line. Of his soul in Purgatory.
The first letter is superscribed-To Mr. Anderson, Cork, August 4.
To the care of Mr. Thomas Paterson, Att the Crowne and
Stare Coffee-house, Att foot of the Haymarket, London. VOL. VII.
Sir,- I desire the faver of you to by for me 2 duzen of Kit Cart CLUB. In the list of the portraits of the Molds for Candells, 12 of fours in the pound, and 12 of members engraved in Faber's Series, p. 51 ante, an Long Sexes in the pound, and lett them be strong and very error has inadvertently crept in. Their order should be smoth within ; and 1 pound of salt, and 1 pound of salt thuspetter, the propertyes of which are to be very white, so 15. Charles Howard, Earl of Carlisle. that when you chose them, tak the whitest you can gett.
Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington, I would hawe them Come Doun with the plate (which I 16. James Berkeley, Earl of Berkeley. hope you will send as sone as possibl), take care in the 17. Richard Lumley, Earl of Scarborough, painted 1717. packing of them that thay be no ways brused, for if they be, they will spoil my candells. I put you to this trobel,
The quotation referred to by B. of Worcester, p. 49;. those things here being nather so good nor so cheep. I am, Sr, your Humble Servant,
Did good by stealth, and blush'd to find it fame; Edin., ye 5 of Jun, 1712.
A. BUTE. occurs in Pope's Epilogue to the Satires, line 135: The post mark indicates the charge at this time, to
Let humble Allen with an awkward shame,
Do good by stealth, and blush to find it Fame. have been sixpence, The second letter, addressed, " To Mr. Anderson, Postmaster att Edinburgh," relates to
Beverley, July 27. CAROLINE BRERETON. her preparation for travelling.
The Editor has gratefully to ackr.owledge the same Sir, I give yow many thanks for sending me my letter, reference from J. K. R. W., July 27; CHARLES Wrand as to the Coach, I can't waite so long, so pray doe me | LIE; D; and W. B., Grove Street, Liverpool. the favor to hire a coach against monday or tusday att G. N. Y., Limerick, August 3, while kindly denoting fardest, for pleas God, I entend to sett out from monday or the same reference, adds for many hours of interest tusday at fardest. be pleased to lett me know what you and subjects for thought, out of gratitude to the Fair doe in this afair.
gatherer and disposer of other men's stuff, I would I am, Sir, your most humble servant,
commend to your readers the · Handbook of Familiar A. Bute. Quotations, chiefly from English authors,' published by
Murray, for five shillings. A second edition is now The following addressed “Mr. Anderson, General
| printed, with an index. Postmaster, at Edinburgh,' is dated Munday ye 10 cloke.
In what author is to be found the line that has in its Sir, I give yow many thanks for the troble you are purport become an every-day axiom ? pleased to be att about the coach, but baley [i. e., Baillie]
A little learning is a dangerous thing. asks so dear, that I can't think of giving it. I must give yow furder troble which I'm ashamed of, but I hope you'll
Norwich, August 13.
R. F. excuse it, being (sic) I know you will doe it better and
In Pope's Essay on Criticism, line 215. The quatrain cheaper as any other person.
proffers the admonitory caution and advice You'l please asone as the stage Coach comes in, to send A little learning is a dang'rous thing; inquir if it be taken, and if it be not, you will put yourself
Drink deep or taste not of the Pierian spring: to the troble to inquir about it. don't lett them know it is There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, any body of qualety, call me only Mrs. Stewart. I shall
And drinking largely sobers us again. want I beleve 4 pepils places. I have baggeg and a footman to goe one the coach, so let me know the condiscions,
JOHN DUNSTALL, THE PLAYER. but agree fully so as they may not take up any of those 4
A poor player, pluses, and asone as yow send me word, I will fully deter
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, main in it. I would rather goe this way as any other, so pray
And then is heard no more. keep the bearer in toun til once yow may send the positive word if I can have 4 plases or how many three is the
The following unpublished letter of John Beard, in fewest I can have. Pardon this troble.
Garrick's time the leading great singer at Covent GarI am, Sr, your humble servant.
den Theatre, of which he was one of the patentees, was ANN BUTE. addressed to Thomas Hull, the dramatist and player.
It refers to the exit of John Dunstall, a player of some The Countess was the mother of John, third Earl of Bute, who was born in Parliament Square, Edinburgh,
distinction at Drury Lane Theatre, under Garrick's May 23, 1713; of the Right Hon. James Stuart of
management, and at the Haymarket, under Foote. A
reference to the Kemble collection of play-bills has the Mackenzie, born in or about 1718; and of four daughters.
memorandum in the tragedian's autograph--Dunstall The Earl her husband died in January, 1723, and she
died Thursday, December 31, 1778. Beard made his married secondly, September 19, 1731, Alexander Fraser, of Strichen, co. Aberdeen, a lord of Session and the Devil to Pay, August 30, 1737.
debut at Drury Lane Theatre, as Sir John Loverule, in Justiciary ; by him she had a son, named Alexander,
Rose Hill, Old New Year's Day, 1779. born January 6, 1733. The Countess died at Strichen, Dear Tom - The loss of poor Dunstall affects me exOctober 9, 1736.
ceedingly. He was as just, as honest, as sincere a man Advocate's Library, Edinburgh.
J. M. l as ever lived; the bluntness of his address served only
as a foil to every social virtue, which He possess'd in ARMORIAL BEARINGS OF KENTISI FAMILIES. the most eminent degree; whatever he said or did was Recently examining a volume of Kentish arms, colfrom the heart. He ate heartily, drank heartily, lected by FILMER SOUTIOUSE, of Faversham, Gent., laughed heartily, and loved with all his heart. It may Additional MSS. in museo, no, 14307, I was induced by be truly said of Jack as of Paul-He knew no guile! its great interest to the County Historian to take some Who ever heard him depreciate an absent Enemy, or extracts, which I communicate to Current Notes. flatter a present Friend?" Oh no! his bosom was too The arms, nine shields on a page, are emblazoned in full of the noblest feelings of Humanity to have room their proper colours, on vellum; in some instances the for the little polite arts of deceit or cunning; he had place of abode of the families are inscribed above the great theatrical merit, was indefatigable in his business, shield. an honour to his profession, and as far as his power On the first, in the upper corner, is written “ J. Godextended, a friend to mankind. He honoured, he suc- FREY, Norton Court, January 13, 1707." Philip Carcoured merit in rags, and despised unfeeling arrogance, teret Webb appears to have been a subsequent possessor, though in the golden chariot of a manager. Such are as the preceding note is followed by one, by EDWARD my real thoughts of honest Jack. He is the subject of JACOB, the Historian of Faversham, with the intimation my meditations in my garden, my parlour, my bed ; and of its purchase by him “out of Webb's library, in if this sketch of his character appears tolerable in black March, 1771.". In the centre of the same page is a and white, it is because the outline is just ; we were coat, Southouse of Southouse, tricked without denoting nearly of the same age, and no wonder I indulge these any blazon, viz: serious reflexions on the Man of Worth,' and pay this Quarterly, 1 and 4, on a bend between two cotises, little tribute of
three martlets. 2, on a chief, a cross tau, between two An Epitaph
mullets. 3, three bars, in chief three cinquefoils; imTo the ever respectable Memory
paling Lozengy on a pale invected, a sword erect, hilt of
in base on a chief, a fleur de lis between two cross moJohn DUNSTALL, COMEDIAN,
lines. Who died December 31, 1778;
Crest, out of a ducal coronet, a lion's head, the shield in the sixty-second year of his age. A man by Nature, open, warm, sincere;
surmounted by a mantle arg., doubled gules. Below Whose Heart, scarce Death could cool, lies buried here.
these arms is written-Purchased at the sale of Lord Unpolish'd manners, rough as the northern wind
Berwick's library, May 3, 1843, no. 1736. But half concealed a gentle gen'rous mind.
On the reverse of this leaf, the volume is entitled, Firm in home. felt distress, at others woe
A Collection of Kentish Arms, extracted and drawne This manly heart would melt, the tear would flow. from not only Ancient Collections and Office Bookes Beloved from youth to age, by old and young,
now remaining in the Heralds' Office, but also froin Tho' flatt'ry ne'er disgraced his honest tongue.
Church Windowes, Gravestones, Seales, and Windowes Tried and approved by a discerning age,
in Gentlemen's Houses, by me, Filmer Southouse of His name shall grace the annals of the Stage,
Faversham in the County of Kent, Gent. Whilst Truth, which most he loved, shall tell,
Subjoined is the description of several coats of arms Through ev'ry scene of Life he acted Well.
which I considered more particularly deserving of notice. Go, gentle Reader, go! and if you can, Live like this upright, downright honest man.
AKEHOLT. Quarterly, arg. and az, over all a bend
chequy or and gules. Dear Tom, you know I do not pretend to write, but
BASINGE. Azure, across moline or, over all a bend I know you are my Friend, and by that tie bound to
be endure and conceal my weakness, and am sure, you will
Bode, of Faversham and Bailey: Sable, two chevforgive the attempt for the sake of the motive. Live
rons between three escallops argent. and be happy, my dear Tom, that I may be happy
Borges. Argent, a fess chequy or and gules, in whilst I live ; and tell dear Maria, that except your- ' chief three crosses fitchy gules. self, there is no man living, loves, honours, and esteems
| BYKNORE. Arg., on a chief az. three lions rampant her more than
arg., over all a bend gules. Jno. BEARD.
BARNHAM, of Hollingborne. Sable, a cross enMy Charlotte bids me add all that's kind from her to grailed argent, between four crosses argent. both; a thousand loves to Dear Emmy, and tell her I CLEYBROOKE, of Nash Court in Thanet, Arg., will not lose my Christmas Kisses.
a cross pattée gules. Hull was then living in Martlett Court, Bow Street, Crux. Arg., a pale sable, thereon an eagle disCovent Garden. Beard lived happily; died Feb. 5, played between two crosses pattée fitché, argent, all 1791, in his 75th year, and was buried at Hampton within a bordure sable. Court. Hull pursued an even course through life, and DEATII of Dartford. Sable, a griffin passant or, survived Beard, till April 15, 1808, wlien dying in his armed gules, between three crescents argent. 68th year, he was buried in St. Margaret's, West DOGGE. Barry of six or and sable, over all a pale. minster.
arg., a human eye shedding drops of blood.