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but from some externall violence of bæc non possint cxprimere, quanta cask, or carriage, or the like? There- tibi debeo, gratulor meæ fortunæ me fore wee knock boldly at your cellar a Decano munere dignuni putari, in doore, and request' onely to bee quo mihi data est occasio, etiam per heard, tbat is, to bee tasted. Accom- industriam ulteriùs indicare, quanto panying it with the heartiest wishes in precio babeo tuum favorem, in that an obliged reall freiude can quo, quid à nobis actum sit, quamvis breath, and resting yours affection- à Reverendo viro cui has meas com: ately to serve you.

misi literas possis pleniùs inforınari, God bless my Grandsonne *, and re nonnulla tamen imnatura mea ju illo warde you for him. J. SCUDAMORE.” tentamina, primitiasque laboris tibi

2. Cùm sub tuo moderamine (Vir mittu, quæ, quamvis hoc legendi Reverende) tam diu bonis literis insti- genus quatenus à Decano doctus tutus, tanti viri sanctioribus curis tuis legibus prohibitum ulteriùs non sumimoque favore intimiùs fruebar, exerceo, spero tamen ostendent me, pudet, fateor, post tot exactos anpost

si non præstitisse, saltem tentâsse pro tantis beneficiis jam primùm aliquid quod in aliorum utilitatem gratias retribuere ; tineremque ne

tuumque honorem conduxisse vide

atur. ipsa gratiarum actio, cùm tam sera

Hæc qualiacunque sunt tibi sit, indicium ingratitudinis videretur, fuere tua, speroque me per illa ali

bumiliter offero, quæ tamen prius nisi cognovissein tantum tuum esse erga luos candorem, ut hinc colligeres quatenus indicare quantùm cupio per potiùs non posse ingratum esse ani

omnia grati animi officia videri seinmum, qui beneficiorum quæ tot ab- per esse tui favoris studiosissimus hinc annis contulisti, firmiter semper

HUMPH. PRIDEAUX." religiosèque retinet memoriam. Fa

3. Rev.Sur, Wells, Aug. 28, 81.' teor olin in animo esse, semperque

It is now a month since I came me ab illo favoris tui memori incitari, bither, to Wells ; and, having taken aliquod tibi meæ gralitudinis speci some prospect of our Church almen ofterre, minimèque in hoc' dis- faires, I thought fitt to let you tulissem tempus nisi tam ingentia tua know how ready I am to execute any in me merita sic deterruissent, ut of your commands. I find all bere putaverim me non omnino posse, nisi in peace; were it not for one Dissentpost diuturniorem in Academiâ mo.

ing Brother, who (I feare) will never ram felicioresque in studiis progres

be otherwise ; and at the last Chapter sus, aliquid tibi offerre quod videatur (as they tell me) flew out, and deillis aliquatenus dignum ; et profectò clared he would never more come to conscius adhuc, quàm minimè pos

their meeting. I am to try.what I sum hoc præstare, diuturniore silentio can do with him against our vext Ascredo me ingratè usurum, nisi tuis sembling at Michaelmas. The two donis

quæ nuper mihi misisti sic junior Canons (Mr. Dutton and Mr. prioribus beneficiis accumulâsti nova, Sandys) will, (I hope) prove usefull ut eligerem potiùs tibi quocunque

men in the Church.--Sir, you need modo meam prodere tenuitatem,

not doubt of having right done you quàm pro his meam gratitudinem ul the next Audit, in respect to your teriùs non agnoscere, nî, dum meæ

former arreares, when the desperate tenuitati addam etiam ingratitudinem, debt was so unhandsomely assigned duplice nomine fiam tuo favore in you for payment. As for what Dr. dignus. Precor igitur ut hæc grati Fane owed you, bis wife declares animi officia eâdem quâ solitus eras

that she haih administered to the in me tua conferre beneficia acciperes

summe of many hundreds of pounds benignitate, quæ quanta sunt non

beyond what she needed, in paying aliundè cupio æstimari, nisi quatenus severall debts more than she was exprimunt meam gratitudinem, quæ

bound to : One and twenty pounds qualis sit satis inde apparere potest, (as I thinke I formerly told you) she quòd eligerem potiùs per hæc, quàm acknowledgeth to be due to you, and indignus sum tanto tuo favore, apertè hath given in to the Church a rem. indicare, quàm post tot accepta bene

nant of her Husband's bookes, in licu ficia non præstare. Sed cùm levia of that summe; which (it seemes)

the Canons thought best to lay hold * James Scudamore, King's Scholar, of, whilst they were to be had. They f Elected to Oxford, 1666. are now layd aside in the Audit-house

1661.

till your pleasure be knowne concern- parish, according to your orders ing them: If they be worth that mo transmitted to me by Dr. Hickman, ney, I thinke it is the utmost. If you were acknowledged by their parents please to have them prized and sold, with such affectionate expressions of the money shall be accounted to you. gratitude towards you, for that addi. There are severall of them which are tion to your greater bounty, anaually not in our Library ; which if you dispensed to your Lecturer on their please to have added to the Catalogue behalfe and for their benefit; that I of your Beneficence, you will still esteenied myself oblidged bound to enlarge the Churches obligations to return theirs, together with my own you: The rest may either be ex most humble thankes to you, for the changed for others which we want, continuance of your generous charity or else sold, as you shall give order. to them, and most oblidging favours This should have gone by Dr. Creigh- to myselfe. I have found so good ton, but his Majestyes sudden reso effects of it on the children themlutions for Newmarket hath turned selves, in an apparent forwardness, his course immediately that way. I and ingenuous emulation who shall perceive Dr. Holt is very slow in give the most perfect account of the making up his accounts with you, but Catechisme before the congregation, he saith he will do it speedily. He and in bringing their bookes with is now no lesse tha'n 4 yeares behind in them to Church, and repeating dispaying the Augmentation which our tinctly the responses throughout the Church made to the Vicarage of Mod. whole Divine Service, as emboldens ford; we summoned him lately about me to solicite your farther charity to it, and he hath promised satisfaction; be bestowed on Bibles, or what other as he hath likewise to James Wilo good practicall bookes of Christianity Jiams, to whom he hath not yet payd you shall please particularly to apthe 51. you were pleased to appoint point, for those who are more aduli; the last yeare for his paines in over and on Explications of the Church seeing the reparations of your house. Catechisme and Common Prayer I thinke I did then, at the request of Bookes, as before, for the younger Dr. Creighton and other Canons, pro- sort, who want them. If you shall pose to you the entertaining of Mr. be pleased by any hand to send me Greene for your Vicar, who is a man your commission for this purpose, I usefull in the Quire, poore, and have will faithfully and punctually observe ing divers children. *I am now de- your instructions. I will go on to sired to renew the same petition to do my best endeavour to establish you: You know, Sir, it is what the that people in a sound beleife of the Charter requires of us all; and no Articles of Christian Religion; and to man ever declined it, but Dr. Fane, prevail on them to shew the sincerity toward his latter time, whose Nobi of their faith, by a suber, righteous, lity privileged bim to do any thing and godly conversation. that was ignoble.

That God would be pleased long I hope the next dividend (by to continue you in health and proshelpe of Sir John Sydenham's fine, perity, as a most emineut instrument when it comes,) will give encourage of his glory, and great public good ment to all your charitable inten to this Church and kipgdome; and tions ; and if you designe any thing hereafter reward your labors and chato be distributed to the poore, here rity with eternall happiness in the life is Mr. Hobs, an old poore vicar, to come, shall ever be the most hearty whose wife now lyes at charge for prayer of, Sir, your most faithfull, the use of the Bath, desires me bumbly and most humble servant, to recommend his case to you. In

RICHARD OED." whatsoever you please to command me, I am, Rev. Sir, your most faithfull and obedient servant,

Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 5. RA. BATHURST.”

AS

S you have ascertained the Poeti4. “Sir, Ch. Ch. Oxon, Jan. 13, 86. cal Inscription on the Monu

The Common Prayer Bookes, and ment to Mrs. Mason, in Bristol CaExplications of the Church Cate- thedral, and that also in Prose to the chisme, which I bestowed as your memory of Lady. Palmerston in the guift on the children in St. Peter's Church of Romsey, Hants; ! wil.

lingly transcribe* (if you may not be fordshire down the Thames to Lonunwilling to reprint)

don*, which surely must row over many “ Inscription on the Pedestal of an Urn, miles of drie-land in their passage there

unto. But if there be a possibility of erected in the flower-garden at Nuneham, by G. S. Harcourt, and the

such a conveyance by art and industry Honorable Elizabeth Vernon, Viscount

to be effected t, may his words prove and Viscountess Nuneham.

true by way of prediction, seeing cer“ Sacred to the Memory of

tainly, such a conveniency must needs be FRANCES POOLE,

advantageous to this County!" Viscountess Palmerston. Here shall our ling'ring footsteps oft be

Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 9. found,

[ground. AT dengan Mrs. Mason's epitaph is This is her shrine, and consecrates the

1; Here living sweets around her altar rise, it might have been from your vol. And breathe perpetual incense to the LXIV. p. 64, where it is conjunctly skies.

and correctly printed. But your CorHere, too, the thoughtless and the young respondent (LXXXII. p. 416) mismay tread,

(dead; takes in supposing that “Wboe'er like Who slun the drearier mansions of the May here be taught what worth the XLVII. p. 240, under the title of

me,” &c. (rightly referred to as in vol. world has known; Her wit, her sense, her virtues, were her “Inscriptive Verses, written by a Gen

tleman whose Lady died at BristolTo her peculiarand for ever lost To those who knew, and therefore lov'd Wells,” and which, it now appears, her most.

are not on the Tomb of Lady Palmer0! if kind Pity steal on Virtùe's eye, ston) were written by Dr. HawkesCheck not the tear, nor stop the useful worth on bis Wife. The Doctor died sigh;

Nov. 16, 1773, and his tomb at BromFrom soft Humanity's ingenuous flame ley is inscribed by his Relict (see vol. A wish may rise to emulate her fame, Ll. p. 370). See also an Epitaph for And some faint image of her worth re him, by his friend Fawkes, vol. XLIII, store,

[no more.”

p. 614; Verses to his Memory, vol. When those who now lament her are

XLIV. p. 231; and“ Verses found near Yours, &c.

E.J. his Grave" (vol. XLV. p. 292), written, P. S. By the present judicious plan if not by, at least in the character of of republishing works which may be his amiable Widow, who survived till called high priced, rather than dear, Sept. 23, 1796, (vol. LXVI. p. 798).as valuable not merely from scarcity, Query then, whose are ihe above but sterling merit, I have been enabled verses, and on whom written? to procure a new edition of a work Yours, &c.

CARADOC. I have lovg wisbed to possess, Fuller's Worthies of England,” with a Mr. URBAN, Witham, Dec. 12, 1812.

a the Author, which one may almost assert to have been taken from a the attention of the Philosopher, or striking likeness. It is curious to of the Politician ; few, if any, will observe the occasional coincidence of probably be attended with more imcircumstances at distant periods of portant results than the introduction times. At present the provincial pa- of powerful and highly-improved mapers which circulate through Bed chivery into our manufactories; whefordshire are crowded with contro- ther we consider their effecls pu comversial calculations on Canals, by an merce, on the population, or on the intention of forming a petty junction prosperity of the country at large. In with the Grand Junction near the viewing the fair side of the question, town of Bedford. Fuller's “ Fare. webehold our manufacturers excelling well” to that County in 1662 is : in the quality, appearance, and texture

“ Being to take my farewell of this of their goods; and, from the immense County, I am minded of the mistake power of their machives, enabled to (what Writer is free from them ?) in Mr. Stowe, telling us of tide-boats, tilli * “ Stowe, in Survey of London, p. 18, boats and barges, wbich come from Bed writing of the River Thames. F."

+ " This, modern ingenuity and en* From Whitebead's Poems, 1774, terprize bave in many places effected by vol. II. p. 236. + Quære titt Canals, N."

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sell on terms below all precedent; under the immediate direction and thus giving their Merchants a de- support of Government), by employcided advantage over all competitors, ing the superabundant population of if not ultimately the trade of the the manufacturing districts, under siworld. But, on the other hand, we milar regulations, and organized in are constrained to allow, an evil arises the same way as foreign colonics, with from these improvements, of the only this difference, that in Settlegreatest maguitude, nearly commen ments abroad, the whole expense surate with the benefits achieved ; must unavoidably fall on the 'I reaviz. the immediate distress and want sury; whereas in this case a great of work for the labouring poor, with- proportion might be raised from the out any prospect of alleviation; as parishes relieved, as with apprentices, all the advantage arises from dis- distant paupers, &c. independent of pensing with their services; in other the important advantage derived from words, by doing with twenty hands the increased value of the land. what used to employ an hundred, Thus might our poor be immedileaving the remaining eighty a dead ately employed, who otherwise, from weight on the community, to be idleness and wretchedness, may bemaintained by the same manufac come the easy dupes of the factious turers, under the denomination of and disaffected, the greatest quantity parochial poor, instead of industrious of land be brought into cultivation in work men. From this circumstance the shortest possible time, when, we are led to deduce the following from the unhappy state of the Coninference, that, however plausible and tinent, and our relations with Amespecious the machine system may ap- rica, no foreign supplies can be relied pear in theory, its practical effects on; and our manufactories, gradually as to national prosperity, cannot be emancipated from the enormous burfully realized till some remedy is then of parish rates, would alone found for so dreadful and extensive present with renovated vigour the an evil, an evil nurturing every bane fair side of that picture we before alto improveinent, and undermining Juded to, while the helpless poor our fairest prospects.

would themselves be benefited under Under these convictions, and ani. the existing laws in their behalf, in mated by sincere affection to my drawing their future support from country, 'I beg leave through the cultivated land, instead of embarmedium of your Miscellany, to sug rassed trade.

GERMANICUS. gest a few hints to those whose phi. lanthropic zeal and public spirit, com Mr. URBAN,

Jan, 12. them for maturing a plan at once it PERMAT me to offer to your ac

sug. ameliorate the condition of the unem. gested by different articles in your ployed manufacturing poor, and to last month's Miscellany: render that physical strength, which P. 503*. You serve the publick by is at present useless, if not dangerous, admitting into your publication the subservient to the well-being and observations of E. P, respecting see prosperity of the state.

véral foolish phrases which fashion. Some of our first agriculturists able Simpletons are endeavouring to are of opinion that the growth of corn bring into use: permit me to menin this country, of late years, has nol tion, in continuation, the complaints been equal to the consumption; and that I every now and then hear Ladies also that the enclosure of lands on a making of themselves or others, that large scale has been disadvantageous they are extremely unwell, or ace to individuals, however beneficial to very much inconvenienced by somethe publick, from the insufficiency of thing or other. private capital, where the returns P.505. If your Correspondent T. inust inevitably be slow, though V. will consuit Abp. Newcome on the eventually profitable and sure. It is Minor Prophets, or other judicious therefore proposed, as a radical cure Commentators, who will open theic for one and all of these evils, to cul- eyes, and judge for themselves withtivate our WASTE Lands, whether in out a blind and slayish attachment to the possession of the Crown, or other authority, he will see great reason to wige (not as a private speculation, but believe that the last six chapters at.

tributed

tributed to Zechariah were not writ. Lord's-day and other seasons of devoten by that Prophet. If many parts tion and leisure, by Daniel Turner, of the Old Testament were written in A. M.” who, I believe, was a Bapverse, as they certainly were, and tist Minister at Abingdon in Berkthat versification were a guide to shire, and died some years since. In those who divided them into verses, his preface the author says that most how does this militate against the idea of them are the substance and chief that they might be divided into verses branches, (or, in fashionable lanand chapters in modern times ? guage, the skeletons) of sermons

P. 510. Biographicus may be as- preached from the several texts at sured that the Lady he speaks of has the respective heads of them ;” and at an undoubted right to quarter the the end of it be adds, that these arms of Compton, and to transmit Considerations were communicated them, though not those of Berkeley, to him by a particular friend, from a to her heirs; inasmuch as, for want of very pious and worthy Clergyman of male heirs, she is heiress of a branch the Established Church *, with a desire of the Compton family. His obser- that they might be published with vations about several new peerages the Meditations, as particularly agrecare very just : but there is no greater able to the design of them.” The absurdity in any of the new creations whole of the first paragraph, as far than to see persons created Peers of as the Qu. is printed in lialicks, as Ireland with titles taken from places being introductory lo the rest ; and in England ; for instance, Auckland, at the word • Injunction,' about the Kensington, Teignmouth, Hvod of Ca- middle of p. 515. col. i. is inserted therington, Rendleshan, Milford, &c. the following note: The sons of the younger sons of Dukes

“ The merciful and benevolent and Marquisses both in England and Creator intended the Sabbath as a Scotland have the title of Honourable day of rest for the Cattle, as well as given them by courtesy, their fa. for Men: and it is a degree of cruthers having been titular Lords. I elty, as well as a breach of the divine do not conceive that either Scots or Commandment, to use our Cattle on Irish Peers are privileged from arrest, Sundays, except in cases of absolute quatenus tales, unless they be of the necessity. And that we may not dea number of Representative Peers, or, ceive ourselves by calling those cases in the latter case, Members of the of necessity which are not so, let House of Commons: they have no every one when he is going to use duty to perform in Parliament which his cattle on a Sunday, ask himself, would be prevented by their being ar. as in the presence of God, whether rested. Surely your

" Occasional he really think it is a case of such peCorrespondent" charges Mr. Arch. cessity as will justify his doing it at dall, the Continuator of Lodge, with the day of judgement." impropriety, without reason : if Ri. P. 557. b, line 10. For five, read six. chard Jones were third Viscount (and Will any of your intelligent Cor. only Earl) of Ranelagh, surely Charles respondents, Mr. Urban, do me the Jones, his next successor, at what honour to inform me, what. Baronet, time soever he succeeded to the title, existing in 1683, bore for his arms, could be no other than fourth Vis- Ermine, a Lion rampant, and Cancount. For “ William Baker, Mem- ton, Sable, with the arms of Ulster in ber for Staffordshire," read “ late an Inescutcheon on the body of the Member for Hertfordshire.”

Lion ? The gentleman may, very P. 512. There is some mistake in probably have been connected with the bill for curing the broken head: Hertfordshire, or one of the adjacent either the Surgeon charged for his counties.

J. B. servant 2s. or else the whole amount of the bill is but 10s. 6d.

Errata in Vol. LXXXII. Part ii. P.514. The pious and just " Con Page 321, a. line 1, for “ place” read siderations on the custom of Visiting “places."'-line 6, for man” read “men.” on Sundays" were first published in

Page 327, a, line 43, for “ 1 Sam. xii. 1771, as an Appendix to “Short Medi- 31,” read“ 2 Sam. xii. 31.' tations on select Portions of Scrip

Page 549,6, line 25, for“ dependants'

read “ descendants." ture, designed to assist the serious Christian in the improvement of the

See p. 20.

Mr.

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