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entailing his estates, after the death of of Hobbes. I think I never beheld so Lady Ellys (subsequently Baroness fine a specimen of penmanship, or Le Despenser), on the Hobarts and rather of linining, as the title-page Trevors. The present Earl of Buck- presents. The whole has something inghamshire (on whose family the of the execution of Buckinger. Hampden estates are intailed) pos- The title-page is divided into come sesses the scat at Nocton, once occu- partments, according to the fashion pied by Sir Richard Ellys, who be- of the day. The upper, and largest queathed the furniture, platc, &c. as part, exhibits a city, in which the an leir-loom, to accompany the man- most conspicuous or rather ostenta. sion according to the limitations in tious figure is a Church; in the back his will.

ground is a mountain ; from behind William Strode, esq. of Barring- which issues a colossal figure of a ton, in the county of Somerset, was man, from the region of the heart the heir at law of Sir Richard Ellys; upwards, crowned with an imperial and made a fruitless effort ju the

crown, and holding in his right hand Court of Chancery to invalidate the a sword, and in his left a crosier; will, and wrest the property from the his body and arms being wrought in noble families on which Sir Richard most curiously with buman heads. had settled it. -The decree of the The centre-picce is a mantle, con. Chancellor, on sixteen sheets of taining tře title “ Leviathan; or the parchment, finely ornamented, I have Matter, Forme, and Power of a Comin my possession, as well as a highly- monwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil; finished miniature of Mrs. Cheeke, by Tuos. Hobbes, of Malmsbury.” Sir Richard's sister.

On each side of this mantle are five The book written by Sir Richard, smaller compartments, each containand alluded to by your Correspond- ing an emblem. The five under the ent, is in the library of Sir John sword-arın are as follows : 1st, A forDashwood King, Bart.

lified Castle; 2d, a Royal Crown; ANTIQUARIUS. 3d, a piece of Field Ordnance; 4ih,

Colours, Spears, Matchlocks, and Mr. URBAN,

Randalstown,co. An- other warlike figures; 5th, a General

trim, June 30, 1812. Battle. The five beneath the leit or HI AVING been on a visit a few crosier-arm are these: Ist, a Church *;

weeks ago at Lissanoure, the 2d, a Mitre; şi, a Thuoderbolt; seat of the late Earl Macartney, and 4th, several Forks, typical of Syllonow the residence of his niece and gist and Enthymem, a horo with representative Mrs. Hume, I passed, “ Dilemma" juscribed on it: in short, according to my custom, as much of emblems of Logick and Saphistry; my time as possible in the Library, 5th, a General Coup.i'; and beneath which (as might be expected from all, “Anno Christi 1651," on a tablet. having been the collection of apable When we consider the genius of a scholar as his Lordship) exhibited a Hobbes, and the tendency of his writnoble assemblage of capital works. ings, it does not appear a natler of Among others, one caught my atten- much difficulty to interpret the figures tion in a particular manner so much above described ; and while I hope so, that I thought a description of it that the whole will not be thought might be interesting.

beneath the observation of the learn. This book is a manuscript, of the ed, I beg to ofier, with diflidence, my size of a small quarto or royal octavo: sentimeuts. it is wrillen on vellum, aud contains In the first place, I conceive that a 490 pages; is bound in red Morocco, sarcasm is cast upon Religion by the richly ornamented, and the leaves prominent situation of the Church. gilt.

The Colossus appears to me to mean, The exquisitely fine writing, the that all human Government is upBeauty and clearners of the lelters, held by force, the body or the mind and finish of the whole, riveted my being kept in bondage, the heads exattention so much, that I liad the pressing the union of opinion, under book in my band for a few mo- Power and Superstition, io that effect. ments before I examined the title- The Castle has opposite to it page, when, to my great surprize, I discovered it to be the “ Leviuthan"

* I think Old St. Paul's.

Church ;


Church; the Crown, a Mitre; the curious Manuscript ; not touching Cannon, a Thunderbolt, i. e. Anathe- the doctrines contained therein. I ma, &c. The emblems of War are was too early instructed to impugn balanced by those of Controversy; and abhor them. and a General Council is paired (per- WILLIAM HENRY PRATT, Clk. haps not unappropriately) against a P.S. I could not ascertain bow the General Engagement.

Nianuscript came into the possession It remains now to make some in

of Lord Macartney: can any of your quiries concerning the identity of this

Correspondents ? extraordinary Manuscript.--And first, when we consider the beauty of the workmanship, and the preservation in


Jan. 6, which it appears, no one can conceive AS

S I was saunlering through Fleet

street, nescio quid meditans from whence the printed impression nugarum, I chanced to see, just by could have been taken. And from the Bolt-court, the original of ibe in care observed in the writing, and the closed, which I have transcribed for magnificence of the biuding, &c. it is your use.

It contains a medley of natural to conclude, that it was des. Epigrams and Apophthegms. It is tined to be received into some public said of the Mohainmedans, that they library, or hy some personage of no scrupulously treasure up every scrap ordinary rank. Accordingly I find of tattered leaf with which they neet, in Bayle's Dictionary *, art. Hobbes, fearful lest any neglect should be that while in Paris he prepared a copy shewn to some portion of the Koran, of his" Leviathan," writien on vellum which might thereon chance to have " in a marvellous fuir hand,” and had been written. A similar sort of zeal it prescated to King Charles the for a dissimilar object may account Second. I own I was surprised to for the preservation of the inclosed, find, that it had been coolly received by

1. G. D. by that Monaren ; but if this was the

On the King. copy (and I as strongly induced to When clos'd (far distant be the hour! believe it to be that very one), I am Thy life's eventful story ; by no means at a loss to account for When Aed the Glories of a Crown, its being turned out of the Royal

Be thine a Crown of Glory! Library in the succeeding reign, and On a Person highly extolling a Doctor having found its way into the world

of the name of Cook. at jarge. Indeed, when I reflect opon Dr. Cook you commend—in his praise the bigotry and ignorance of King

I unite;

{be right. James 11. I cannot but look upon the Let a Cook be your Doctor-*, and all will book to have goiten a notable aspersion of holy water; and am only On the Statue of Dr. Johnson, in amazed that it was not at once com

St. Paul's Cathedral, where he is mitted to the flames.--And I con

represented as leaning on a round ceive this to be the Manuscript pre

pillar. sented to Charles the Second for anu- What Sage is that, devoid of playful ther reason; it is this: When I con

smile? template the book, I really think

'Tis Johnson, musing on a rounded style. the life of may too short to execute Of Gen. Pack's Brigade being mensuch another, at least with such care ; tioned in a late Gazette announcing and if we admit that there was but our Successes in Spain. one, this then must be it. I am sure, Of a General Pack here some mention is that had it been once in the posses


[were said ! sion of a member of the House of Of a generai Pax would that something Cavehdish, it never would have been

To a Friend just returned from the dismissed the Library.

Funeral of a rich Man. One word, upon reflection, I think

“Well may'st thou mourn, of Nummulo necessary to state.--The question here

bereft !” is that concerning the identity of a

[left !

“ Full well I may, for nought to me he * This is not in every edition. I forget that whence I drew this account; and I * The Eulogist was a self-starved vaquote from memory respecting the fact. letudinarian,


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On a Picture of Pastor, Pastora, and P.S. It is a common expression in

Pastorella, the Husband, Wife, and Cheshire, when a person is very ill, Daughter.

to say, they have had “a bad ache," Here Syllogism meets the visual sense- so pronouncing it. A Major, Minor, and a Consequence. On a rigorous Dispenser of Justice


Jan. 8. being much commended.

EADING lately in a volume of Unpitying Justice is of little priceJustice alone is cold, quite colu, just ice! Journal, a periodical news-paper pub

Bigotry and Persecution. Jished in 1723, 1724, and 1725 ; I obBigotry is impotent Persecution ; Per-' served mention made of the Punerals secution is potent Bigotry. Bigotry is a of different persons who had lain in Bmoke, which, as the night of Igno- state, and were buried in great fu. Tance deepens, is more or less discernible neral pomp, from different Liveryunder the tremendous form of flame- Halls in the City. I have extracted of Persecution !

an account of three Funerals, one Marriage.

from Sadlers'-hall, and the other two A bad Husband, or a bad Wife, is a from Mercers’-hall, which I send you. decayed tooth-scarcely to be borne

London Post, Dec. 9-11,1723.--A few hard to be removed. The contrary true days ago, died at Richmond, in Surrey, of a good one; deep fixation being in

M. Crop, an eminent Dutch merchant. .that case assured comfort. The union

The body, having laid in state last Monof a fond and pious pair is like the lam- day night in Sadlers'-Hall, Cheapside, bent intermixture of two flames issuing

was afterwards interred very splendidly from one hallowed fire, and both as

at the Dutch Chapel in Austin Friars." piring towards their kindred sky!

London Post, Nov. 20--23, 1724.On Errors of Judgment. Error of Judgment often originates Rose, a Jamaica Merchant, was interred

Last Friday night the corpse of Major in Obliquity of Will.--A foul stomach

at St. Peter's, Cornhill, from Mercers'. causes a disordered head.

Hall, in a most pompous manner; the On Virluous. Leve.

body, laid in a.leaden coffin, and dressed The felicities of an affectionate and in the richest linen and lace, and scarlet virtuous couple are permanent, because bose with gold clokes, after the custom pure. They are the precious fragments of America. of the primæval constitution; they are the scattered Roses of Eden's Bower, Last Thursday night, the corpse of Mr.

London Post, January 8-11, 1725.which, though withered, have not even

Thomas Guy, late Citizen and Bookset yet altogether lost their fragrance.

ler of London, after having lain in state On the Marriage-Ring. at Mercers' Chapel, was carried with It seems to have escaped the notice of great funeral pomp, to St. Thomas's writers upon this topic, that among the Hospital, in Southwark ; where it is to other uses of the Ring in the nuptial ce- remain deposited till the finishing of his remony, this also may be intended-to Hospital for Incurables; and then to be signify the perpetuity of the matrimonial laid in one of the squares, with a Tomb compact; a ring, or circle, being the em- stone and his Statue upon it. blem of Eternity.

That several of the City Livery Mr. URBAN,

Halls were formerly let out for Fun Chester, Jan. 18.

nerals and other uses, appears by the ANY remarks and curions aui.

records of several of the Companies *; madversions have been made

and there is now belonging to the upon Mr. Kemble's peculiar prouun- Sadlers' Company a very rich Pall of ciation of the word ACHES. In read.

crimson velvet, having on one side of ing over Hudibras, in Part III. c. ii.

it embroidered in raised work of gold Jine 503, the word occurs, which, I think, establishes that gentleman's cri- * Among the Benefactions to the tical judgment.

Stationers Company occurs “ A berse “Who, 'cause the clouds are drawn to- clothe, of clothe of gold, pouderyd gether,

with blew velvet, and border'd abought And threaten sudden change of weather, with blacke velvet, embroidered and Feel pang's and Ach-ES of State-turns, steyned with blew, yelow, red, and And revolutions in their corns."

green;" the gift of John Cawood, who Yours, &c. JOAN BROSTER. died in 1572.-Edit.




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thread, in antient Roman characters, the author, either of the review or of the words - In te, Doinine, speravi;” the letter*; and some of Mr. Monk's and on the other side, worked in like friends, including the correspondent manner, the words “ Ne me confunde who now addresses you, strongly susin æternum.The head and foot of pect that the J. H. M. of the Gentlethe Pall have embroidered on them man's Magazine, who threatens you the Arms of the Comp:ny, and four with a critique on Barker's “ ClassiAngels surrounding the letters I. H. S.; cal Recreations,” is no other person and there is a broad gold fringe than Mr.Barker himself+. GRÆCULUS. hanging from it.

They have also now in use at their Hall, on Gala days,


Jan. 21. the old funeral sconces, now lac- TH

THE following fluctuations in the quered.

price of Gold and Silver have not Many of your Readers, as well as

bech noticed in your publication. - Inyself, remeniber the burying of Sept. 2. Fine Gold rose 1s. per oz. corpses by torch-light, now seldom

Fine Silver rose 2d.

7. Fine Gold rose 13. or ever practised. While on the subject of Funerals, if you will allow me,

12. Ditto - - Ditto I will conclude by sending you an

18. Five Silver rose 3d. Epitaph engraved on a stone in the Oct. 6. Ditto

• fell 2d. East wall of St. Michael's Church. Nov. 28. Fine Gold rose 2s. yard, Crooked-lane, which, I believe,

Since the last dale, the price of has not before appeared in print.

Fine Gold has been 51. 16s. till yester“ Here lyeth the body of Robert day, when it fell 4s. per oz.! Preston, late Drawer of the Boar's- The price now charged by the LonHead Tavern, in Great East-Cheap, who

don Refiners is, Fine Gold, 57. 128. departed this life March 16, Anno Dom. per ez.; Five Silver, 78. 4d. per oz. 1730, aged 27 years.

Yours, &c.

B. S. “ Bacchus, to give the toping world surprize,


Jan. 8. Produc'd one sober son, and here he MUST again remind an “ Au Abla Tho' nurs’d among full hogsheads, he Writer,” otherwise " An Old defy'd

[denyd. Correspondent,” that, in controverThe charms of Wine, and ev'ry vice sies, the party who comes forward in O Reader! if te Justice thou 'rt inclin'd,

a fair and open manner, geuerally Keep honest Preston daily in thy mind. He drew good Wine, took care to fill engages the greatest share of credit.


Now, as I am neither ashamed of my Had surdry virtues that outweigh'd his

name, or“ tiredof the cause I have You that on Bacchus have the like de- undertaken to defend, the Welfare of pendance,


our Antiquities, a cause of the most Pray copy Bob in measure and attend- public nature, I will never, while Yours, &c.

T. A.

my sight and experience remains in

force, give up my observations on Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 6.

the proceedings of Henry's Chapel; IN 'N vol. LXXXII. Part ii. p. 444, and, as I observed, p. 437, when the and 445, you have inserted a

Eastern aspects are completed (the letter dated from Cambridge, and

first story of the North-east bowsigned J. H. M. The same initials

window slill remaining to be rebuilt), are subscribed to the Review of I shall submit to Mr. Urban's Read Mr. Barker's edition of Cicero's two

ers the result of my survey thereon. tracts, inserted in Part i. page 441,

For the present, let me hint to the and referred to in the letter in Master Workman one glaring innoquestion. It is evidently the in- vation that he has made in his ornatention of the writer of these papers

mental detail. to pass for the Rev. James Henry

Over the points of the windows of Monk, the present Greek Professor the second story of the Chapel, is a in the University of Cambridge.

* We have Professor Monk's own auAllow me, therefore, to inform your thority for stating that they were nat Readers, that Mr. Monk has assured written by him. Edit. several of his friends who have spoken of We have no reason to suppose,

this to him on this subject, that he is not to be the case. EDIT. GENT. MAG: Junuary, 1813.


his pots;

mediately over the point, instead of W pending, he preamble of which



Register Bill. [Jan. frize, with detached square-formed In the “Gazophylacium Anglicaornaments ; one of the spaces be- num," printed by E. H. and W. H. tween the said ornaments is directly 1689, Almanack is said to be derived over the above points : whereas, in from the Belgic Al-maen-achle, i. e. the new work, one of the square or- the observation of all the Months. naments (to say vothing at ihis time Yours, &c. JOHN ADAMS. relative to the incorrectness of the

im- Mr. URBAN, Liverpool, Dec. 10. ,

HEN the Act of Parliament was retaining the space in

centrical sia tuation. The character of the cen- begins, trical space is still to be observed over

“ Whereas the amending the manner the points of the upper windows on and form of keeping and of preserving the North and Souih fronts (five Registers of Baptisms, Marriages, and windows to ouch front), they not Burials of his Majesty's subjects, in the having yet yielded to the workmen's several parishes and places in England, power.

will greatiy facilitate the proofs of PeBefore I conclude this vote, let me digrees of persons claiming to be entitled express my astonishment at an Able to Real or Personal Estates, and be Writer's repetition of his vain boast.

otherwise of great public benefit and adings about proofs of this, or that, to

vantage;" be seen in the work-shop, when, I was glad to hear any improvement upon application at this receptacle, was intended, which indeed is highly for a view of such proofs, a positive necessary in very many parishes, and and rude denial has always been the which, nevertheless, I know consequence.

See an account of greatly neglected in this kingdom; one of these refusals, vol. LXXXII. and it is scarcely possible to trace up Part ii. p. 331.

J. CARTER. any family to the Oliverian times,

when, in most Family Peligrees Lambelh-Marsh,

there is a fault or deficiency, now not Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 19.

easily remedied, owing to the custom

in those days of Marriages being N answer to T. F. D. /vol. LXXXII.

made before a Magistrale, and the Part ii. p. 511), the curious print Records held in little estimation, and which he inquires after was, at the sale of Mr. R. Graves's portraits, in

very many beiøg destroyed in those

times of tumult and disorder. Tbis :1803, sold for 6!. 10s.

Those of loss has been very much regretted by John Lord Finch and Abp. Laud are

the Herald and Antiquary, in their two small oyal wood-cuts, more fully

researches into private and fainiiy described in the forthcoming work history; and examples of this are not which he has inquired for, . The wanting, even in vur extinct Peerages Amateur's Pocket Companion ;” only and Baronetages. a small number of which are printing,

By this Bill, as amended by the and will probably be offered to the publick by the end of the following July 22, 1912, I am sorry to see that

Lords, and ordered to be published month, J. M. FLINDALL.

the Column which was introduced by

the House of Commons, and which was Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 20. meant to have given “ when alledged I N addition to the derivation of Al. time the Child had been born, the

munac, as copied from Mr. Brady's Day of the Month, and the Year of " Clavis Calendaria,” in your last vo- our Lord," has been struck out: for lume, p. 107, allow me to send you I conceive that it is more necessary another, from Barret's Alvearie,” for the heir of a great estatu to 1580.-" Almanack (which also we know the very day he comes of age call Prognostication) seemeth to be than to know the day when he was cyther au Arabic or a Chaldic worde. baptized ; as in many instances we Ål is an article in their language, as have known that baptism has been le is in French, and the in Englisbe. deferred for six months, even years, And Mana in Hebrew or Chaldic and to very extended periods indeed. tongue signifieth to number, for in The day of birth is certainly essenthe Calender nioneihes aud dayes are tially necessary to many people to be counted and numbred."

known į and what assurance can



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