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dressed to Philip Howard, Earl of Arundel, the papers | THE GEORGE WORN BY KING CHARLES THE FIRST. discovered in Charter-House appear to have belonged to him, and were possibly secreted on his flight to the
The printed particulars of the execution of King Continent. They doubtless would have afforded many
Charles the First, published on Jan. 31, 1649, state, the interesting elucidations of family history and the events
King placed the George in the hands of Bishop Juxon, of that period, but are now irretrievably lost.
while preparing for the fatal stroke: that fact has been Finding this bearer readie to repaire into Englande, Il kindly transmitted a letter of King Charles the Second,
I quoted in Current Notes, p. 67, but a correspondent has thought good to salute your good Lordshippe with these: fewe lynes, not forgettinge howe manye wayes I haue ben
| in reference, dated on the day preceding Cromwell's beholdloge to you for your cortesy, for whiche I reste
| memorable defeat of the Scots Royalists, at Dunbar, thankefull, and am willinge if there were any thinge in !
in | from which it would seem, our correspondent infers, the this contrie which it mought pleasure you to require the jewel passed from the Bishop to Col. Thomlinson, and same. And withe my very hartie comendations, comend was deposited in the Twisden family; it is possible, and your Lo: to God.
the reader may determine for himself. The Seals were Your Lordsh: assured Louing Cosen, | no doubt entrusted to Col. Thomlinson, during the night
of Monday, Jan. 29th.
Mrs. Twisden,-Having assurance of your readi. ness to perform what I desired of you, by my letter of the 7th of February, from Jersey, according to your brother's promise, in order to the eonveying to me, the George and Seales, left me, by my blessed Father; I have again employed the Bearer (in whom I
have very much confidence) to desire you to deliver the
said George and Beales into his hand for me, assuring you, Superscribed, To the Right honorable and my dere that as I shall have great reason thereby to acknowledge Louing cosen the Erle of Arundell geue.
your own and your Brother's Civilities and good affections, in
a particular so dearly valued by me, so I will not be wanting, JUNIUS UNMASKED.
when by God's blessing, I shall be enabled, deservedly to
recompence you both, for so acceptable a service done to SIR,_Your correspondent E., in p. 66 of the Current St. Johnston,
Your loving Friend, Notes, enquires, who was George Grenville's Secretary? 2 September, 1650.
CHARLES R. The following extract from a letter, addressed by
Now, it would appear here, that the George was dePeter Walsh, Esq., to General Cockburn, and printed
livered to Col. Thomlinson, and not to Juxon on the in the appendix to Dr. Parr's Correspondence, (Edit.
scaffold; or that Juxon delivered it to Col. Thomlinson subJohnstone, vol. vii. p. 678 ;) will probably satisfy him.
sequently. Both Thomlinson and Juxon were of Sussex “As to Junius my firm conviction is, (indeed I cannot origin. "The favour shown to Col. Thomlinson is well have a doubt of it); that CHARLES LLOYD, who was
known, and Twisden, on June 13, 1666, had the private Secretary to George Grenville, and bis Deputy Teller of the Exchequer, was the author.”
baronetcy conferred. In addition to the George and J. B. Bloxam.
Seals above mentioned, there was also a tooth-pick, if S. M. Magdalen College, Oxford, Oct. 2.
not other articles delivered at the same time. The tooth-pick continues with the descendants of the family
of Twisden. Col. Thomlinson spelled his name with an A correspondent intimates that Mr. Macaulay having 2 again revived the oft repeated question as to the iden
8 h, but his immediate ancestors without, tity of Junius; he is of opinion, the attempt of the late John Galt, in the second part of the Life and Studies of TAE days when Pope's Rape of the Lock agitated Benjamin West, P.R.A., pp. 57-69, to identify Junius, society to its centre, are now like the days before the in the person of Lachlan McLean, Private Secretary to flood; and the times when women were all charming, Lord Shelburne, afterwards first Marquis of Lansdowne, and men all charmed, are as the nights of Arabian is sufficiently demonstrative that person was the writer; fiction.- Lady Morgan. but, in reply, the Editor, respectfully states, he has seen papers that prove beyond all possibility of contradiction, the Letters of Junius emanated from the Grenville
DECIMAL COINAGE.-No alteration of the coins now
" before the public, is at all contemplated by the mint party.
authorities; the Florin, with its frivolous design of JACK KETCI defending his occupation, urged its ornament, lacks still its Dei GRATIA; it is every where equality with that of the agriculturist-You till, "I tie! | hated as an un-English innovation.
personage in that kingdom. He became blind fifteen years T. M.-The Chamber of Deputies, on March 30, before his death, which occurred Nov. 22, 1614 ; the Earl 1841, decreed the extension of Copyright in France to being then in his eighty-second year.
| thirty years, after the death of the author.
Hermits, ANCHORITES, AND ANCHORITESSES. I BANNATYNE CLUB PUBLICATIONS. — An inedited, In the will of Henry, third Lord Scrope of Masham. / letter of Sir Walter Scott. ob. in 1415 ; divers bequests were made to hermits, an- / My LORD DUKE, - Since I was honoured with such a chorets, and anchoritesses all over England. Several flattering mark of your Grace's notice, as was implied in of these worthies are described as living in the parish receiving a set of your Grace's splendid edition of the Irish churches, and one as having a male servant. Thus Historians, I have been very anxious to place in the magto the Anchoret of Staunford, living in the parish church nificent library at Stowe, some volumes which may in some there, xivs. ivd.
degree express my sense of very great obligation. Your To Elizabeth, late servant of the anchoret of Hampole, Grace is perhaps aware that a number of individuals, (the sum left blank.) W. B. S. would feel obliged if constituting what has been called the Bannatyne Club of any correspondent, in Current Notes, could give any
Scotland, have been associated for the purpose of reillustration on these two points. Are there any traces in printing for private distribution, and with a view to preany of the churches now remaining of any cell provided servation, rare tracts or manuscripts, chiefly such as are for the accommodation of recluses? Your correspondent connected with the History of Scotland. I trust your is aware, that it was a very common thing for the Grace, whose judgment is unquestionable, will not disgreat barons to make provision by way of endowment for approve of the specimen of our labours which I have now a recluse; but they generally resided, not in the parish the honour to transmit for your kind acceptance. The churches, but in very dreary, desolate, and wild places, work which has hitherto been only known in the susand often had the character of wizards, magicians, and pected and doubtful shape of a modernised edition, is enchanters, such was William of Lindholme, in Hatfield now for the first time published in its original shape, Chase, and the Recluse at Sandtoff; any information from the author, Sir James Melville's original Manuconcerning the lives of these hermits would be very in- script, in the hands of Sir George Rose, having been a teresting. Queen Elizabeth, it is said, had a great inis- part of the library of the last Lord Marchmont. liking of females in cathedral closes : she said they were If this small offering should be acceptable to your great interruptions to study. This charge, however, Grace, I hope to be the means of placing similar volumes cannot be brought against her namesake, the serving on the shelves of your Grace's library, as having the girl, as the writings of her master, the Hermit of honour to be the Preses of the Club, I know I shall well Hampole, are the only productions of his class which discharge the duty of the office, by including the Collechave come down to our time.
tion at Stowe amongst them, to which we presume to In this will of the Lord of Masham are several be- offer a copy of the productions of our press. quests to chaplains who are described as living, commo We have lately finished a singularly interesting Hisvanti, in the parish church. Does the word commorans torie of King James the Sext, of which a copy remains necessarily iinply, that the chaplain had victus et in our store, it will accompany the Memoirs of Sir James cubile in the church, or only that he was found there Melville. At press, we are at work upon a book called every day in the discharge of his duty ? One entry stands Spalding's Memoirs, which gives a most singular acthus, “ To a certain chaplain dwelling in York, in a street count of the internal state of Scotland, during the reign called Gilligate, in the Church of St. Mary, xivs. ivd." of King Charles I., and the Civil Wars. This will
Another thus : “To Thomas the chaplain, dwelling appear next year, and I hope may be acceptable at commoranti continuo, in the Church of St. Nicholas, Stowe. I presume to offer my most respectful compliGloucester, xivs. ivd." The first of these entries might bements to her Grace; and am, with a great sense of read thus, “ to a certain chaplain in, or belonging to the obligation, My Lord Duke, Church of St. Mary, in York, dwelling in a street called Your Grace's most obedient, and obliged humble Gilligate."
servant, But the other entry is more precise, and the words
Walter Scott. commoranti continuo seem to favour the notion that Edinburgh, June 7, 1827. the chaplain actually resided in the church. Axholme.
W. B. S.
NEWCASTLE GLASS-MAKERS.—Your correspondent Baxter, TIE NONCONFORMIST Divine.-K.P. D. E. Tuomas Gray, Current Notes, p, 47, appears anxious will find a copious list of his works in Watts' Biblio
to obtain Notes on Glasshouses. The following possibly theca Britannica
may be of use to him. In the Steward's account of the
household expenses of Sir John Howard, of Stoke by On Eagle's WING.-In some verses addressed by
by | Neyland, in Suffolk, for the year 1465, under the date Swift to Congrere, in 1693, occurs the following simile
of May 2, occurs“ — Sing Like the victorious wren perched on the eagle's wing."
Item, paid to the glacyer of Yipswiche, for ix fote of Colley Cibber in like manner has
glasse to the new closet, iijs. ixd. “Perch'd on the eagle's towering wing
The glass here used was no doubt of Newcastle manuThe lowly linnet loves to sing."
facture, brought thither by sea, as coal and glass is Whence the origin of this absurd idea? J. M. still carried there.
RALEIGH'S BURIAL PLACE. — Your correspondent, SIR JAMES TILLIE, OF PENTILLIE CASTLE,
Your correspondent M., Current Notes, p. 69,
The Biographical Dic-l alludes. I doubt not, to the above Sir James Tillie : tionary, 1762, vol. x., art. Raleigh, p. 115, states, “ His
although he is called in his communication “ Mr. Tilly," body was interred in St. Margaret's, Westminster; but
and very probably the following information may not be his head was preserved by his family many years." This
considered out of place in your useful and agreeable work. last assertion is an absurdity.
The Castle is situated at a beautiful turn of that Raleigh was executed on October 29, 1618, in Old
far-famed and most richly diversified river, the Tamar, Palace Yard, the space in front of King Henry the
on an eminence, and surrounded by woods. Sir James Seventh's Chapel; and his body was borne in St. Mar
was the son of a labourer in the neighbourhood, and in garet's church, and there buried on the same day. The
the service of Sir John Coryton, Bart., the owner of the Burial Register has a peculiarity, the days of the month,
mansion, afterwards attaining the position of steward when each burial took place, are not particularized,
and guardian of his children. He however ultimately thus, under October 1618, the entry is simply—
became rich, how is now unimportant; acquired the “Sr Walter Rawleigh, Knight,"
estate himself, and was knighted by King James the but, as in proof of his sepulture on the day of his Second. He was buried in the grounds, and a tower execution, there are for the two remaining days of the
erected on the spot. month, three other names, following that of the victim
Gilpin in the “ Observations on the Western Counof the wretched imbecile, King James the First.
ties” calls him “a celebrated atheist of the last age," Over the door leading to the south aisle of St. Mar and states, that “in ridicule of the resurrection, he garet's church, is a brass tablet, appropriately and most
obliged his executors to place his dead body, in his usual inoffensively encompassed in a frame. On it, is engraved
garb, and in his elbow-chair, upon the top of a hill, and the following inscription
to arrange, on a table before him, bottles, glasses, pipes,
and tobacco; and in this situation ordered himself to be WITHIN YE CHANCEL OF THIS CHURCH WAS INTERRED
immured in a tower of such dimensions as he prescribed, THE BODY OF THE GREAT SR WALTER RALEIGH, KT.
where he proposed, he said, patiently to wait the event." ON THE DAY HE WAS BEHEADED
In Mr. Davies Gilbert's “ History of Cornwall," he saysIN OLD PALACE YARD, WESTMINSTER,
“ T'he interment of Sir James Tillie, in this romantic spot, Oct. 29th, Ano. Dom. 1618.
certainly gave rise to many ridiculous stories, to which an READER. Shovld yov reflect on his errors,
air of probability has been given by the narrative of Gilpin ; Remember his many virtves,
but nothing can be more false than his account of the body And that he was a mortal.
having been placed in a chair, with a table before it, laid
out with bottles, glasses, etc. On the contrary, the body The night before his execution, he was confined in the was placed in a coffin, and deposited in a vault; and the Gate-house prison, and appears to have then exercised choice of situation will not appear strange when it is conhis poetical talent in versifying-on a piece of paper he sidered that, in the room above, Sir James Tillie had, per. wrote
haps, enjoyed the most happy hours of his life! His last On the Snuff of a Candle.
Will and Testament has lately been examined by his heirs Cowards fear to die, but courage stout,
at Doctors' Commons, and in the document it is obseryable, Rather than live in snuff, will be put out..
that so far from his principles being atheistical, they
breathe throughout a disposition fraught with the utmost And in his Bible, were also found, the following verses
submission to the will of Divine Providence, and with a Even such is Time, which takes in trust,
perfect confidence in the wisdom and mercies of the Our Youth, our Joys, and all we have,
Hals, who lived about the same time as Tillie, has
made mention of the story, rather corroborating Gilpin ; When we have wandred all our ways, Shuts up the storie of our days:
but doubtless the account by Mr. Davies Gilbert is the And from which grave, and Earth and Dust,
most likely; and the fact of his being represented on The Lord shall raise me up, I trust.
the monument as sitting “ in his usual garb, and his From some notes relative to his execution, the day was
elbow chair,” together with that love of the wonderful Thursday: and his attire was a hair-coloured 'satin so usual in all ages, may be thought sufficient to have doublet, with a black wrought waistcoat under it;
given rise to so “ marvellous a tale." breeches of black cut taffety, and ash-coloured silk
I am pleased to think that the evidence is in favour of stockings. He wore also a black velvet night-gown;
the anecdote not being correct, and glad that your corhis hat; on his head, a wrought night-cap; and about
respondent M. has mentioned another authority in
favour of such opinion. The converse is almost too his neck, a ruff-band.
dreadful to contemplate. It is however an interesting BURGESS.-In the burial register of the Church of St. enquiry, and I look for any other information in the Benedict, Gracechurch-street, is the following entry power of your readers.
JOAN GARLAND. 1559, 14 April, Robert Burges, a common player. | Dorchester, Oct. 4.
CHATELAIN.-In reply to W. S. F., anxious for SHERRY COBBLER NOT A NEW IDEA.–There is nosome notices of Chatelain, the rarity of whose admirable thing new nnder the sun: it is as clear as the sun himviews, in and about the metropolis, are duly appreciated self, that the Americans have made no discovery in their by collectors, the following are proffered,
method of drinking what is known as Sherry Cobbler, Chatelain's real name was Jean Phillippes, ard he In the 4th Book of the Anabasis, chap. 5, sect. 26, had been a lieutenant in the French service. Gandon, Xenophon writes thus, in describing a village to which the architect, assured Grose he had seen his commission, Polybotes the Athenian led his men in his way home. and had once one of his pocket-books, containing the “And there were wheat, and barley, and beans; and military operations of a campaign in which he had been beer (olvos spiovos) in goblets : and there were in them, engaged and from that, it also appeared, he was ad- floating on the surface (iooxeleis), quantities of barley dicted to alchymical pursuits, and possessed many books itself, and reeds were lying therein, some greater, others on the subject.
smaller, free from joints (yovara), And when one was On coming to England, he assumed his mother's
athirst, it was necessary to take these into the mouth and
suck. And it was a liquor altogether unmixed, unless one name of Chatelain, and adopted etching for a mainte
would pour water thereon: and the draught was exceednance. He etched for Goupy, Pond, Vivares, and others, ingly ad
ingly agreeable to any one accustomed to it." at the rate of two shillings and sixpence an hour, till he
What is this, pray, but Beer-Cobbler ? FELTHAN, he had earned a half-guinea, and would then work no more till the money was expended. He never chose to STRAWBERRY HILL.-Has an account of all the bite-in a plate.
works that have issued from the Strawberry Hill press He was a tall, well-looking man, and always wore a been printed, if so where I can meet with it? The whitish, or light drab-coloured coat. He busied himself order in which they appeared, and presumed number of four years in drawing views of the environs of the me- copies, would also be acceptable.
A. K, tropolis, Islington, Mary-le-Bourne, Pancras, and other! The late Mr. George Baker, of St. Paul's Churchyard, places. He was once taken vi et armis, by a sturdy made a list, of which twenty copies were printed in quarto, farmer, and thrust into St. Giles's pound, for trampling for private distribution, In Martin's Catalogue of Privately down his grass; and, at length, attracted by Whitfield's Printed Works, there is also a copious list; that work, conout-door preaching, he stood to listen, and had his
siderably enlarged, is now in course of republication. The pocket picked of his sketch-book. Although a mannerist
sale catalogue of Mr. J. W. K. Eyton's library, also proffers in his drawings, Woollett and others considered him the
many interesting particulars, as Mr. R. P. Cruden's extenintroducer of the broad free manner of etching.
sive collection was purchased to render it fully complete. Chatelain was a great epicure, notwithstanding the
| MICHAEL ANGELO.- In what collection or gallery is poverty of his means. The elder Gandon, on going one deposited the design day into the King's Head tavern, in Fleet-street, at the L'Anima. Damnata
deposited the design or sketch by this master, called
B. west corner of Chancery-lane, saw a turkey and a large fowl roasting, which the taverner said was “ for | TRELAWNEY.—The song printed in Current Notes, an outlandish drawer." On further inquiry, he found p. 68, was written by Rev. R. S, Hawker, Vicar of it was Chatelain, who told him, that he had quarrelled Moorwinstow, Cornwall. It is among his poems, pubwith his wife; that the turkey was for himself, and that lished in 1836, by Roberts, of Stratton, with this notethe- alluding to his wife) might starve on the
1. " With the exception of the chorus, contained in the last fowl, and a pint of wine!
| two lines, the song was written by me, in 1825; and was Frequently distressed, Clee the engraver used to lend soon after inserted in a Plymouth paper. It happened to Chatelain money on his drawings; and invite him to
fall into the hands of Mr. Davies Gilbert, who did me the
honour to reprint it at his own private press, at East dinner, taking care, while it was being prepared, to have
Bourne, under the impression, I believe, that it was the the proper materials at hand, nor was the dinner served
original ballad. I publish it here, merely to state, that it till the drawing was finished, and Chatelain, by the was an early composition of my own. The two lines above meanness of his host, thus amply paid him for the meal mentioned, formed, I believe, the burthen of the old song, to which he had been verbally invited a free guest. and are all that I can recover."
About May 1758, Chatelain, who then lodged at a The incident referred to, is the committal to the carpenter's house, in a court, near Shug-lane, now Tower, on June 8, 1688, of Sir John Trelawney, Bart., named Tichborne-street, Haymarket; after a hearty then Bishop of Bristol, as one of the seven bishops who supper of lobsters, bought on his way home, a hundred of refused to read or distribute King James's Declaration asparagus, which he also devoured; the indigestion thus within their respective dioceses; when the Cornish men, created, caused his death. He was buried by subscription. " one and all," rose in great numbers, and marched as
Reference has been made to the burial register of St. far as Exeter, determining on his liberation. The biJames's parish, but Chatelain's name does not occur in shops were declared in Westminster Hall, on the 29th of 1758. As he was buried by subscription, and the the same month, “Not guilty.” Bishop Trelawney was burial-fees were till 1837 three-fold higher there, than translated to Exeter, April 13, 1689; and from thence in other parishes, the cost of his interment was no doubt to Winchester, June 21, 1707. He died in 1721. lessened, by his last deposit being sought elsewhere.
H. T. E. EDITOR. | The original ballad is still a desideratum.—EDITOR.
ELEGIAC VERSES ON SHAKESPEARE.
SHAKESPEARE.—I hail the appearance of Collier's • In an excessively rare volume entitled “ Epigrams: 1 Emendations right gladly. The first folio is known to Six Bookes: with some Select Poems, by S. Sheppard," | be full of typographical errors, and little wonder. It printed by G. D., and are to be sould by Tho. Bucknell,
was only a play book, and probably brought out with no at the Golden Lion, in Duck Lane, 1651; at p. 150, are
greater care than we should now bestow on one of Catthe following verses :
nach's ballads, or sixpenny song book. Even at the
present day, in spite of reader's proofs, and a most careIn Memory of our Famous Shakspeare.
ful revision of the press, what stupid blunders are comSacred Spirit, whiles thy Lyre
mitted! I remember one curious instance. In Planché's Ecchoed o're the Arcadian Plaines,
“Regal Records," the coronation chair was described as Even Apollo did admire,
being ornamented with a pattern of oak leaves and Orpheus wondered at thy straines.
“worms !" The learned editor of the “Gent.'s Mag." Plautus sigh'd, Sophocles wept
suggested as an emendation tendrils of the vine!' Teares of anger, for to heare
After all, it was a mere printer's error-the worms were After they so long had slept,
F. S. A.
GAZETTE.-The first periodical collection of news
from all parts of the world, emanated in the sixteenth Like those that seeme to Preach, but prate, .
century at Venice, on a small sheet quarto of eight Thou wert truely Priest-elect,
pages, and was there sold for a small copper coin, called Chosen darling to the Nine,
a gazetta, whence the phrase, Such a Trophey to erect
"In the British Museum, is one of 1572, in reference (By thy wit and skill Divine).
to the celebrated sea fight at Lepanto, between the
Turks and the Venetians. King James the Sixth, of That were all their other Glories
Scotland, in his poem, has commemorated the power of (Thine excepted) torn away By thy admirable Stories,
the Venetians. "William Cecil, afterwards Earl of Their garments ever shall be gay.
Exeter, in a letter of news, dated “Fro my lodging in
Westminster, this 23d of Octobr, 1590,” and addressed Where thy honoured bones do lie
to Lord Talbot, conjures him—“I pray yor L. esteme (As Statius once to Maro's urne)
my nues as those which in Venis ar fraught in ye GasThither every year will I Slowly tread, and sadly mourn.
setta; if it be more worth I shalbe glad." Some doubt
of credence appears to be here alluded to, as at the close The volume ends on p. 257, and runs to signature S l of the seventeenth century, a similar questioning of the in eights. In the Third Pastoral, at p. 249, he again
materiality in fact of certain statements, were in reply speaks of Shakespeare, after an eulogy on Ben Jonson,
said to be based on information derived from the Brusthus
sels Gazette! The London Gazette originally comWith him contemporary then
menced as “the Oxford Gazette,” Nov. 14, 1665, and (As Naso, and fam'd Maro, when
the first twenty-three papers were published in that seat Our sole Redeemer took his birth) Shakespeare trod on English earth,
of learning; but No. 24, was printed in London, and His Muse doth merit more rewards
then named the London Gazette, Monday, Feb. 5, Than all the Greek, or Latine Bards,
1665-6, appears to have been the earliest English paper What flow'd from him was purely rare,
bearing the title of Gazette.
GALANOS.-M. Demetrius Galanos, the most learned
linguist that modern Greece has produced, and who for Or when he sung of War and strage
more than twenty years occupied with pre-eminent disMelpomene soon viewed the Globe,
tinction the Sanscrit Professorship at the College of Invelop'd in her sanguine Robe,
Benares, in Hindostan, died recently in that city, in his · He that his worth would truely sing
sixty-ninth year. His numerous wholly unpublished Must quaffe the whole Pierian spring.
manuscripts on the different idioms of Asia, the result Spenser, Sydney, Beaumont, and Fletcher and Suck of forty years laborious research, M. Galanos has beling are also mentioned in this Third Pastoral.
queathed to the University of Athens, on condition of The 28th Epigram in the Fourth Book, is in high that seminary causing them to be published, he himself praise of Edmund Spenser.
R. T. | having left sufficient funds for that purpose. These when
published will make about ten folio volumes. The Beggar's PETITION.—Who was the author of this Athenian University accepts the gift and its contingent highly popular production, and when did it appear? duties, and has directed its rector, Dr. Georgio Thy
W. A. H. paldos, to conduct the publication.