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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.

Manuscript 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 S I was saunlering through Fleetfor a moment that this was the copy

street, nescio quid meditans froin whence the printed impression nugarum, I chanced to see, just by could have been taken. And from the Bolt-court, the original of ihe in care observed in the writing, and the closed, which I have transcribed for magnificence of the binding, &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 Mohammedans, that they library, or by some personage of no

scrupulously treasure up every scrap ordinary rank. Accordingly I find of tattered leaf with which they neet, ia 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," written on vellum which might thereon chance to have in a marvellous fuir hand," and had

been written. A similar sort of zeal it presented 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 ain strongly induced to When clos'd (far distant be the bour!) believe it to be that very one), I am Thy life's eventful story ; by no means at a loss to account for When fled 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 large. Indeed, when I reflect opon Dr. Cook you commend—in his praise the bigotry and ignorance of King

I unite;

be right. James ll. I cannot but look upon the Let a Cook be your Doctor*, and all will book to have gotten 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 alvo

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 mad too short to execute On 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 Cavendish, it never would have been dismissed the Library.

To a Friend just returned from the

Funeral of a rich Man. One word, upon reflection, I think necessary to state.---The question here

“Well may'st thou mourn, of Nummulo

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 volune of Unpitying Justice is of little price

R the London Post, or Halfpenny Justice alone is cold, quite cold, just ice! Journal, a periodical news paper pub

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

an account of three Fumerals, 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 lain- day night in Sadlers'-Hall,,Cheapside, bent intermixture of two fames 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.

Last Friday night the corpse of Major Error of Judgment vften originates Rose, a Jamaica Merchant, was interred 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 Virtuous. Love.

body, laid in a.leaden coffin, and dressed The felicities of affectionate and in the richest linen and lace, and scarlet virtuous couple are permanent, because hose with gold clokes, after the custom pure. They are the precious fragments of America. of the primæval constitution ; they are

London Post, January 8-11, 1725.the scattered Roses of Eden's Bower,

Last Thursday night, the corpse of Mr. 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-Hing. 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 FuChester, Jan. 18.

nerals and other uses, appears by the ANY remarks and curious ani

records of several of the Companies *; madversions have been made and there is now belonging to the upon

Mr. Kemble's peculiar provun. 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 111. c. ii

. it embroidered in raised work of gold line 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 hlew velvet, and border'd abought And threaten sudden change of weather, with blacke velvet, embroidered and Feel pangs and ach-ES of State-turns, steyned with blew, yelow, red, and And revolutions in their corns.

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




fell As.


thread, in antient Roman characters, the author, either of the review or of the words In te, Domine, 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 Geotlethe Pall have embroidered on them man's Magazine, who threatens you the Arms of the Company, and four with a critique on Barker's “ ClassiAngels surrounding the letters 1. 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


THE following fluctuations in the quered.

price of Gold and Silver have not Many of your Readers, as well as becn noticed in your publication. sinyself, remeniber the burying of Sept. 2. Fine Gold rose 1s. per 02. corpses by torch-light, pow seldom

Fine Silver rose 2d. or ever practised. While on the sub

7. Fine Gold rose ls. ject 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


oz.! Preston, late Drawer of the Boar's

The price now charged by the Lon: Head 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. Ad. per oz. 1730, aged 27 years.

Yours, &c.

B. S. Bacchus, to give the toping world surprize, [lyes ;

Jan. 8. Produc'd one sober son, and here he MUST again remind an

I Tho' nurs’d among full hogsheads, he

Aú Abla

Writer,” otherwise 16 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,

à fair and open manner, geuerally Keep honest Preston daily in thy mind. He drew good Wine, took care to fill Now, as I am neither ashamed of my

engages the greatest share of credit.

[faults. Had surdry virtues that outweigh'd his

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

[ance." 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 the second story of the Chapel, is a

Over the points of the windows of Monk, the present Greek Professor in the University of Cambridge. * We have Professor Monk's own auAllow me, therefore, to inform your thority for stating that they were not Readers, that Mr. Mook has assured written by him. ÈDIT. several of his friends who have spoken * 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.


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frize, with detached square-formed In the “Gazophylacium Anglicaornaments ; one of the spaces be- num,” printed by E. H. and W. H. tween the sąd 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 (tu say vothing at this time Yours, &c. JOHN ADAMS. relative to the incorrectuess of the foliage) is stuck in the centre, or im- Mr. URBAN, Liverpool, Dec. 10. mediately over the point, instead of HEN the Act of Parliament was retaining the space in its centrical si- pending, the preamble of which 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 South 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 greatly facilitate the proofs of Pe. Before I conclude this note, 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 Peiligrees Lambeth-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 Nanswer to T. F. D. (vol. LXXXII.

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

very many beiøg destroyed in those

tiines 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 oval wood-cuts, more fully

researches into private and family described in the forthcoming work history; and examples of this are not which he has inquired for, " The Amateur’s Pocket Companion ;” only and Baronetages.

wanting, even in our extinct Peerages a small number of which are printing,

By this Bill, as amended by the and will probably be offered to the

Lords, and ordered to be published publick by the end of the following July 22, 1812, I am sorry to see that month. J. M. FLINDALL.

the Column which was introduced by

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

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

munac, as copied fronı 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 sevd you I conceive that it is more necessary another, from Barret's “ Alvearie,” for the heir of a great eslatu to 1580.-" Almanack (which also we know the very day he comes of age call Prognostication) scemeth to be than to know the day when he was cyther aii 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 Englishe. 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 certaisy essene the Calender nioneihes aud dayes are tially necessary to many people to be counted and numbred."

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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 see how they can do shall a young man apply for Priest's 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 young men, at the late elections, would the Diocesan will permit them to have been deprived of their franchises, continue the present form, which is and will hereaster be so, if this cir- in all points like that prescribed by cumstance is not atlended to ? There Parliament, except, indeed, in iniroare a vast many other reasons why ducing the day of birth, so desirable, the Births should be voticed more for reasonis before-mentioned, to be than the day of Gossip. It concerns given.--The Parish Church of Liven the Army, it concerns the Navy, it pool has lately had a new Book of concerns the cntrance of Peers on vellum or parchment made, which their Parliamentary introduction, as cost 401. and will hold 2000 names : well as Cominoners:

the manner and forın is as follows ; I shall not dwell longer upon the and of such a dimension as to admit benefits of stating it; but I will beg the whole in one line, say 164 inches leave to say, for the honour of the long, and progressively oumbered Ciergy, and those concerned in Li for example: verpool in keeping those records, No. / When Born. When Bapt. Child's | Parent's / Surnames. | Place of


Name. | Rames.) 1.


Abode. Then follows Trade,' Quality, or are reckoned at 7000 more, making a Profession. 'This is the forin at register of 100,000 people at St. Nie St. Peter's Church, Liverpool.–Atcholas), 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 pijn, is the most complete Forn that last population is estimated at op- can be devised. wards of 94,000, and the absentees B. C. D. E.

When Born. When Bapt. Name of the Child. Father's Name.
No. Hell.

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, bis 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 parchinent, proceeding by a running number, viz.

1812. No. When Born. | Child's Name. | Christian Name. Surname. Catherine, daca

Abode. 430. April 4.

Jobn and Jane Vernion. St. John's-str. 1 Teinde. Day Baptized. Joiner

2. 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 Charity-School. Church-Wardens Half-Yearly.

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



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