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they give, if the evidence of the that, if they must positively follow day of birth be withheld ? How (and I do not sce how they can do shall a young man apply for Priests otherwise than follow) the express or even Deacon's orders, without a orders of the Act, then the imtestimonial of his age? How many provement will be retrogrude ; unless youny men, at the late elections, would ihe Diocesan will permit them to have been deprived of their franchises, continue the present form, which is and will hereafter be so, if this cir- in all points like that prescribed by cumstance is not allended to ? There Parliament, except, indeed, in introare a vast many other reasons why ducing the day of birth, so desirable, the Births should be voticed more for reasons before-mentioned, to be than the day of Gossip. It concerns given.-The Parish Church of Liveng the Army, it concerns the Navy, it pool has lately had a new Book of concerns the entrance of Peers on

vellum or parchment made, which their Parlianjentary introduction, as cost 401. and will hold 2000 names : well as Cominoners.

the manner and form is as follows ; I shall not dwell longer upon the and of such a dimension as to admit benefits of skating it; but I will beg the whole in one line, say 16] inches leave to say, for the honour of the long, and progressively numbered Clergy, and those concerned in Li- for example: verpool in keeping those records, No. / When Born. When Bapt. Child's | Parent's / Surnames. | Place of 1

1 1.

Name, Rames.


Abode, Then follows Trade,' Quality, or are reckoned at 7000 more, making a Profession, This is the forın at register of 100,000 people at St. Nic St. Peter's Church, Liverpool.–At cholas), the other Parish Church, the St. Nicholas (for the Rectory is a form is as follows; which, in my opimediety, but one Parish, though the di:n, is the most complete Foby that last population is estimated at op can be devised. wards of 94,000, and the absentees

| When Born. When Bapt. Name of the Chila. Father's Name. No. HEIT.

1812. Son, or Daughter.
1. Oct. 21. June 2. George | Son of John Nelson.

Place of Abode. Occupation. Name of the Mother before Marriage.

Bridport-street. Mariner, and of Eliz, late Robinson, his Wife.
When Married. Would this be desirable? It is not done.

At the Church of St. John's, Liverpool, the Register is kept by the offi. ciating Minister in a respectable way, and the form is thus, in one line, on vellum or parchment, proceeding by a running number, viz.

1812. No. When Born, 1 Child's Name., Christian Name. Į Surname,


St. John's-str. 450. April 4.


. Day Baptized. | So that it begins with the Birth, and Rolls, a poor Widow applied for ends with the day of Baptisn. Every a Certificate of her Son's age, to get leaf is signed by the Minister and him admission into a Charitr-Schooi. Church-Wardens Half-Yearly.

Her Husband, il soems, was at sea I trust, an order or consent from the when the boy was born, and she deBishop's Court or Officers will be suf- ferred the Baptism sia months, till ficient justification to continue the his return. Ilad pot the day of his insertion of the Day of Birth, on birth been joserted at the time of many occasions so essentially nieces his Baptism, the Boy would have lost sary. Whilst I was examining these the opportunity, für six months, of



getting into the school; which Re- of in C, and the name of the Father gister of Birth at the moment of his and Mother. Baptism seemed to be of little conse Another instance lately occurred : quence, as the poor boy's father was in A respectable man, aged 21, whose a fiourishing way, and had great hopes parents resided in Liverpool soine of preferment; but his mother is now years back, was baplised when 21, distressed, wilh a large fatherless fa- and married the week after, at the mily.Some of our learned and well said Church of St. Peter's. informed Heralds, I hope, will give Yours, &c.

G. M. us their reasons why the insertion of P.S. The more I look into this buBirths was ordered to be struck out, siness, the more fully I am convinced and their opinion for the more effec of the propriety of what I stated tually carrying on the design in the respecting the present Aci; for the Preamble of the Act, and whelher it Clerk of St. Peter's has furnished me would be of further service to revise with the following extract, of the the Schedules of the said Acts A.B.C. Children of one Family being bapmore particularly the latter, in re tized on one day, and the youngest spect of the disorder the person died was first baptized ; thus:

No. When Born. Baptized. 1467. | Oct. 24, 1812. Nov. 29, 1812. | Ann Jane, dau. of Hen. Piddig, Mariner. 1468. June 25, 1806. Ditto. Agnes,

Ditto. Ditto, 1469. | April 9, 1804. Ditto, John, son of the above and Mary (for

merly Williams) his wife.

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ARCHITECTURAL INNOVATION. of the chamber, pannel-work, with No. CLXX.

mouldings full of ornaments, and on Progress of Architecture in England. each side of the centre pannel over Reign of CHARLES li. continued. the chimney-piece are drops of fruits. MONG a few old engraved prints and flowers, &c. carvings of that

beautiful relief a'id refined execution, of the Entrance to Mercers'- hall (de- that it may be said it is one of the scribed in the last Number), in which best efforts of Gibbon's school of there are seen two houses on each wood-carving ; perhaps a chef d'ouvre side, as continuing the design of the by his own hand. The cieling is of Entrance, though of inferior work. stucco, in well-displayed compartThe first story of these houses have ments, containing much ornament, shops unsashed, a general custom at and of a superior cast. Froni these the time, and whereiu are discernible observations it will scarcely be creditthe shops of a goldsmith, a mercer, ed when it is told, that this chamber and a bookseller. The custoin is not is in such a state of seeining insecu. wholly done away at the present irour. rity (whether from rcal decay or some In the pediment to the centre windows inattention we cannot presuine to deof the story over the shops are the termine), that perpendicular props. Mercers' crest, From our recent have been resorted to, to give a mosurvey but few traces of the fronts mentary respile before its long-pure exist, and they are to be seen on the posed demolition takes place. house to the right. Passing through Bethlem Hospital, Moorfields, date the entrance, ascent is had to the 1675.--The front and wings extend Hall by a large staircase ; the finish 540 fect, and make a magnificent apings to both these arrangements give pearance. It was built on the plan a variety of oak pannel work, enta. (meaning the elevations towardsMoor-, blatures, and other decorations of a fields) of the Palace of the Thuilleries rich turn; but the most interesting at Paris. Louis XIV. was so incensed particular in this respect is the chom that his Palace should be made the ber over the entrance: it is certainly model for a Lunatic Hospital, that it a most choice example of the interior was said he ordered a plan (meaning finishings of this reign (reflecting how elevations) of the Palace of our Mofew of the like performances are in narch al St. Janies's to be taken for being), and in their most elaborate offices of the vilest nature.” (Pen.. aud exquisite shew. The four sides nunt's London.) --Being desirous to




know upon what grounds this tale of against it a guideron shield with " Tit for Tat” huids {place in the be A general entablature takes lief of many, several views hy Silvester place, to which rise the aforesaid of the French Palace have been con- pilasters. From a break in this ensulied, and not the least resemblance tablature springs a circular pediment, in point of elevations is found between inclosing in the tympanuin a noble them and our Bethlem Hospital : the ornamented shield, with supporters former has nine divisions of most (lion and unicorn) of the Royal arms super! decorations, in three stories, (Charles 11.) A kind of peiliment of pilasters, windows, arcades, &c. į roof then commences, stopped by a while the latter presents no more than large square balustrade gallery; in fire divisions, in two stories, with a the centre of which is a clock turret yery partial disposure of decorations. with an octagon perforated terminaIn fact, they no otherwise accord with tion, and a vane composed of a globe each other, than in a style of Archie surmounted by a dragon. material tecture which was common to both of this division, stoue. countries. That the design of Beth Division in continuation; it is in lem Hospital convey?

air of three parts, and has three stories rungrandeur is most certain, as its planning in a line with those of the centre takes i centre projecting divisioo, division: these stories have each fifa divisions right and left, and ends or teen windows, and in the centre to terminaling divisions for the general them is a pediment; the tympanum line. This arrangement is on the has a shield, with festoons of fruits palace or noble mansion idea ; and and flowers. Eight dormer windows from such an assemblage of the great with pointed and circular pediments parts, the above inconsiderate story alternately. Strings between the certainly owes its fabrication. The stories; and in the general cornice centre division șide, continuation of ornamented blockings. Materials, ditto on the right, and end ditto, only, stone for the dressings, and brick for are found standing, the left portions the grounds or wall. The eud divihaving been demolished, preparatory sion is a repetition of the centre ditto,, to a general overthrow of the whole cxclusive of the doorway, balcony, pile; which

to take place as soon and dial to the turret, Material, as the New Bethlem Hospital in St. stone. George's-fields is completed.

Entrance to the court before the Centro division : three stories.- centre division. A considerable deFirst story, or basement: windows gree of art marks the sculpture of with architraves. Second story :

the two recliving statues on the prina, doorway centrically, with side coin- cipal piers ; they have long been the partments and scrolls highly enriched; adıniration both of natives and fo. architrave and entablature. Over the reigners, and when the hour arrives opening of the door-way, an horizon- decreeing the wreck of these buildtal oval window of great elegance, Ings, much dread will be felt, and being surrounded with a wreath of niore directly in the loss of this enlaurel leaves, and a bold festoon of trance, than for any other part theredrapery, fruit, and flowers ; two of. The principal piers, between windows on each side the doorway which is high-wrought iroil-work with architrave arid strings; grounds both architectural and ornamental, rusticated, the chamfers plain. Be are made out by Tonic columns tween the sccond and third story, a (volutes with festoons of fruit and string with mouldings. Third story: howers) standing on pedestals ; in the four Corinthian pilasters, having be- dies of which, a sort of rock-work, tween them three spaces for windows. giving birth, I am inclined to believe, Before the centre window, a balcony to that species of masonry terined of plain iron work formed on the “ Rough Rustics." Ground to the cornice of the doorway; a window columns, plain rustics. From the on each side the outermost pilasters. entablature springs what may be conAt the extremities of this story, rusticceived a commencement of a sweepquoins; likewise over the several ing pediment with reclining statues windows, sinall square ditto ; and he. (a mode of introducing statues famitween them, small ornainental fes. Jiar in l. Jones's Whiten ll, as already touds; the ceatre ditto having stuck noticed), oue melancho'y, the other

raving mad, being the work of our are griffins, with shields of arms apfamous Cibber, father to the Poet perlaining to the City; that on the and Comedian of that name. On Northern side destroyed. Second each side the columns, scrolls resting story : it extends to the breaks on on a cornice running over the side each side the centre archway, giving doorways. Inferior piers bound the four Corinthian pilasters, and three line of work; they are rusticated; spaces between them. Centre space: on their tops a lion and unicorn with an arched window, its architrave shields of arins. Against these piers kneed and turned with a scroll head; are other scrolls resting on the wall the glazing curious, being run in of continuation before the Hospital, small" ornariented compartinents. which at this point turns in a circular Against the dado, a guideron shield direction until the parallel lines of with arms. In the spaces right and ditto take their course. Material of left of the wiodow, niches; the the entrance, stone. On the general grounds to them rusticated. Against wall, which is of brick, with stone the outermost pilasters, resting on plinth and cornice, are introduced, at the side dados, are large scrolls, their certain distances, stone ornamented grounds foliaged, and their sweeping pine-apples, and large ditto scrolls. fines edged with a bold ornainent, It is much to be regretted that the termed busks. Entablature with name of the Architect of this Hos- blockings, from which springs a cirpital is not on record,

cular pediment; in the tympanuin a Temple-var, Fleet-street, erected pedestal with compartments. Over during the years 1670, '1671, und ihe pedestal, foliage; and on the 1672.- This design has always in our grounds at each side, continuation of memory been laid under much oblo.' ditto, foliage, though now nearly quy and disregard; of late, careful at- obliterated. This detail of parts aptention scems getting the upper band, plies to both the fronts. In the viches as the face of the Western upright to the Eastern front, are statues of has been cleaned, and the hovels en James I. and his consort Amuie, both croaching on its lines cleared away, in their strict costume: the attitude presenting to the publick an object, of the King is commanding, that of long passed by unliceded, which ihey the Queen gracefully elegant. The now perhaps view with some degree shield under the window contains the of interest. Upon the whole, it will City arins. In the niches to the Westnot be surprising if certain amateurs, crn front, are the statues of Charles busy in improving the architectural I. and II. árrayed after the manner concerns of the City, should at length of the Roman costume; and notrequest of their brethren to allow the withstanding this preposterous mebar or grand gate of entrance into the thod of dressing sculptural meirocity of London to stand, after they rials in draperies never worn by the had so repeatedly sought to obtaiis personages intended to be represent. its destruction.

ed, the slalues before us are repleie Two stories mark the upright. with character and inimitable skill. First story: large archiway centrical, The attitude of the Royal Martyr is supported by piers, right and left full of grandeur, and that of his son postern gates arched, and supported is remarkable for animation and true by piers likewise.

Beiween these dignity. The countenances are adarchways, superior piers break for- mirable, and strong resemblances. ward rusticated. Above the postern Pennant gives i he name of the Sculparches, and ditto breaks, a dado with tor, John Bushnell, who died 1701, compartments. Over the centre arch. Here let me hint, that much damage way large spandrils occur rusticated, has been wrought on these excellent with plain chamfers, verging from sculptures; but when, or by whoin, the striking points of the arch, the is not ascertained. In the shield unturn of which is a semi-oval, a form, der the window, the Royal arms some imagine, not calculated to give (Charles II.) The doors of the either an appearance of strength or centre archway panneled, and topped beauty. To this arch a scroll key with rich foliage, &c.-A survey of stove, and to the postera ditto plain the interior of the chamber, over the key-stones. On the summit of the archway, would afford no doubt some breaks, at the extremities of the line, useful information.


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S. A.S. is offended (last Volume, as the place at which the renowned p. 539) at my hasty criticism on the Zisca dicd. house built by I. Jones, Greenwich, Having examined many maps, and

cruelly modernized ;” and declares sought in several Gazetieers to disthat "not a line in any of the four cover the situation of this place, in fronts had been altered, &c.; yet, in vain, I think that among your nuthe same breath, candidly owns that merous Correspondents some ode may the interesting “ balustrade in the be able and willing to gratify my dePark front has been removed.”_ sire of knowiny its exact position, if S. A. S. to sanction his superior judge you will favour this inquiry with inment over that of the great Jones, sertion.

B. brings in others with the same fellowfeelings as himself to applaud the

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. improvement." Perhaps more cruel innovations on the same inansion will The Elulsean Prize for 1912 has be pointed out; but of this hereafter. been adjudged to Mr. DANIEL GUILD

AN ARCHITECT. FORD WAIT, studeut of St. John's

College, Cambridge, for his “Inquiry Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 8. into the Religious Knowledge which T is much to be regretted that the the Heatben Philosophers derived religious buildings is not intrusted to The following is the subject of the men better able to appreciate and Hulsean Prize Essuy for 1813: “ Ou preserve their various beauties than the Magi who came to adore the newthe generality of their present guar- born Jesus, and on the Star which dians. I am more particularly led to

directed their way.” make this observation, from having

Speedily will be Published. noticed, as I passed through Coventry last week, that the beautiful Church Origin and Establishment of Gothic Ar

Mr. J. S. Hawkins's History of the of St. Michael, in that City, had been chitecture ; including an Inquiry into defaced by the erection of a high its Principles, and an Investigation of brick chimney, at the upper end of the Mode of Painting upon and Staining the North side, obtruding itself upon

Glass. the view at all the points from which A View of Society and Manners, taken that noble edifice is best seen. It has in an excursion to the North-west parts been erected, I suppose, in conse

of Ireland, in 1812. By J. GAMBLE, esq. quence of some plan for warming the author of “ Sketches of History, &c. in Church, which inay perhaps have

the North of Ireland.” been necessary ; but the Church. The Rev. Mr. Eustace's Classical wardens are highly inexcusable, that Tour; a work which will exhibit a comthey did not endeavour to accomplish prehensive view of modern Italy.

Captain A. J. Von KRUSENSTERN's their purpose without destroying the

Voyage round the World, by command Bymmetry of the building; the more

of Alexander I. translated from the Ger$0, too, as they might doubtless bave

man), with charts, plates, &c. been assisted by the advice of an emi.

Don Emanuel, a Poem in three Cantos, DentAntiquary, their townsman, whose with Notes. By MATTHEW NEWPORT, name frequently graces your pages, esq. late of Trinity-college, Dublin. I mean Mr. T. Sharp : be would have A critical and satirical Exposition of taught them how to combine elégance the Errors and Prejudices of Mankind. with utility, and to make their al as they have prevailed from time immeteration subservient to the purest morial, and are still cherished by certain style.

classes of Society in the present enlightThis unaccountable negligence is ened age, &c. Translated from the Orianother proof of the truth of an old ginal of J. B. SALGUES, first published

in Paris in 1811.
adage ; but we, Mr. Urbay, know
better how to value Mr. Sharp's abi.

The Magistrates' Manual, comprising

the duties and power of a Justice of the lities.


Peace, with a copious collection of pre

cedents of Warrants, Convictions, &c. Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 14.

By Mr. Toone, of Brertford.
N perusing Mr. Coxe's valuable

An Introduction to Medical LiteraHistory of Austria,” vol. I. p. ture, including a System of Practical 178, note, Prebislana is mentioned, Nosology. By Dr. Thomas Young.



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