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my night as I had done my evening! It the duties of life ? Surely, when all was like proposing to Margaret Roper to these advantages are considered, no be a Duchess in the Court that cut off

one will venture to profess himself an her father's head, and imagining it would

enemy to Classical Literature, particuplease her. I have chosen to sit in my fa- Jarly when he also remembers bow ther's little dressing-room; and am now by much and how materially it has adhis escrutoire, where, in the height of his

vanced the progress of the Arts and fortune, he used to receive the accounts

Sciences. For my own part, I think of his farmers, and deceive himself, or us,

tbe Gentlemen of the House of Comwith the thoughts of his economy. How wise a man at once, and how weak! For

mons have paid a high compliment to what has be built Houghton ? For his

the good sense of the Country, in votgrandson to annihilate, or for his son to ing a sum for the purchase of this Limourn over. H.W.

brary, at a time when they are expect

ing so soon to appear among their ConMr. URBAN,

May 14.

stituents, and when they must depend, I

CANNOT forbear expressing my in a great measure, on the approbation

surprize that any one, possessing their past conduct has obtained, for the advantages of a liberal education, a return to their seats next Session. should think the conduct of Parlia- The literary world are now waiting ment unwise, in purchasing the Libra- with impatience for a Catalogue of ry of that late excellent scholar Dr. this valuable Collection; and the sooner Burney; for certainly such a treasure

it is afforded the Publick, the greater has rarely been added to the public will be the gratification, as curiosity stock of Literature in this or any other


very highly raised, and the Nation country. One reason urged against it bas of course a right to know coris, that as the collection principally rectly what it has gained by the purconsists of Greek Classics, it is useless chase.

VERITAS. to the generality of the publick; but surely a little consideration will cor- Mr. URBAN,

June 10. rect this opinion, phane authors have been, and Stili Award, Padmirably-drawn cha


S an Appendix to Mr.

Hardy's are, used by the learned to illustrate

racter of the late most learned and a Book which we are all interested in respected Dean of Middleham, (see having rightly interpreted, the New

vol. LXXXVI. i. p. 217.) I have to Testament ; it is not a small or unimportant point to gain possession of elegant Epitaph, which now graces a

request the insertion of the following the many and scarce editions of an

neat tablet that has lately been erected cient authors which this Collection

at Stoney Stanton, to the memory of boasts, that our scholars may enjoy the truly worthy Dean. CLERICUS. every advantage and assistance in

“ Underneath their arduous task of illustrating the

are deposited the mortal Remains of Sacred Writings. As well, therefore,

the Very Reverend might it be said that the Ocean, that

ROBERT BOUCHER NICKOLLS, LL. B. grand and beautiful object, the source

Dean of Middleham, and of sq much opulence and comfort, is

Rector of this Parish. useless to men, because great part of His Christian zeal and extensive learnthem never saw it, or are actively en- ing were shewn by numerous publicagaged in the pursuits of commerce, tions in Defence of Religion; and a as that this Library will not prove a diffusive charity, the fruit of his faith, public benefit because all are not shone forth in his daily example. After capable of reading its volumes. Be- a long life spent in the service of his sides, I cannot think the public taste Saviour, in whom alone he trusted for so bad, as to consider ancient Litera- acceptance with God; he was removed ture an unimportant study in ano

by a short illness to eternal rest, ther point of view; for does it not

on the 11th day of October 1814,

in the 75th year of his age. open the Historian's, the Philosopher's, and the Poet's pages to us!

This Monument was erected by his Does it not enlighten the understand- Nickolls, of Alexandria, in Virginia, in

afflicted surviving brother, James Bruce ing, enlarge the ideas, and render us

grateful remembrance of his private virbetter acquainted with mankind, and tues and public usefulness. consequently better enabled to fulfil

“The memory of the just is blessed."


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quent displays, by being over-busý. observations on two of your Cor- fore the last, our Bishops were not respondents in your Magazine, p. 314- afraid of making themselves cheap, 321, who fill 13 columns of that book. or of being thought over-busy, by

It is greatly to be regretted that appeariog frequently in the pulpit. when two persons have the same ob- That they would be attended to in ject in view, they should quarrel be- these days, is manifest by the fulloess cause they may take a somewhat dif- of any church in which it is known ferent mode to obtain the common end. that one of them will preach.

The venerable Society in Bartlett's- I could extend these observations buildings long ago adopted a plan to other parts of your first Correfor sending Missionaries to enlighten spondent's letter; but I will not tresthe minds of those in distant parts of pass more on your pages. A. Z. the world, on whom the clear light of Your Correspondents, p. 281, give the Gospel had not shone.

an account of Mr. North as a most Within a few years now past, a So- worthy and excellent man; but they ciety has been formed for the same have forgot to tell those who did not purpose, and which has obtained so personally know him, what was his much larger funds than the original situation in life*. Society, as to be able to send a greater number of Missionaries than the other Mr. URBAN, Morton, May 21. could do.

OU have been very instrumental, Both these parties mean the same thing. Both profess the principles of in procuring him a considerable sum, the Church of Eogland. What is and thereby contributing to render there then to create a quarrel Yet his future life more comfortable. I a quarrel is raised, and hard words are have no right to ask any further fa. thrown. The younger Society say vour; but, should it be agreeable and that, the Parent's means of promoting convenient to give publicity to the this laudable work not being sufficient following, I think it inight excite to effect it, and it not seeming to have others, who are yet dormant. engaged their very deep attention, Yours, &c. SAMUEL HOPKINSON. they, the younger Society, desire to To the Author of the statement of Thogive a more effectual assistance. Some

mas Redmile's case, of Morton. ill-judging friends of the old Society I am exceedingly grieved at the dreadare angry at this unsolicited assist. ful misfortune which has befallen Thoance, and deny the necessity of it. mas Redmile. It was by mere accident

It seems to me, Mr. Urban, that, I saw the paper in which the account if there was no necessity for assist- appeared, and that stating Thomas Redance, the latter gentlemen have it in

mile to be the unfortunate person. I contheir power to convince the Publick cluded, and hoped indeed, that it was a of the truth of their assertion, and to

person unknown to me, as I could not reconfound those of their adversaries

collect any man of the name in that part (50 mistakenly, as I think, called) by learn if there was any mistake in the

of the country. Being most anxious to giving to the Publick a full statement of what has been done by the Parent Smithfield, to make the necessary in;

name, and not having strength to reach Society for obtaining this laudable end, quiries, a friend wrote to a relation, and from the time when it was first pro- has within these few days received an posed, to the time of the institution

answer, with the melancholy tidings that of the new Society. By the way, is it actually is my old servant and labourer “ Clericus Surriensis” a true son of -a man known only for his good quathe Parent Society ? Would a true lities; bad ones he had none. son of theirs call a scheme set on foot moreover, state, that a more worthy, by them, Utopian-visionary?

honest, or better creature does not The more moderate "5 Constant

exist. You may think me singular in Reader” asks some very pertinent being so particular, and fancy that I questions; but I cannot agree with give to the man, and not to his neceshim that the Dignitaries of our Church * Mr. North was many years an emishould keep on the reserve, and not nent Grocer in Fleet-street and New make themselves too cheap, lest their Bridge-street; and had a country resilustre should be impaired by too fre- dence on Dulwich Common.


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sities; but I must answer, and in appor- stated in Ventris, observed that in a tioning the trifle I have to give, it makes MS. of Sir Matthew's, which he had a considerable difference with me, whe- seen, it was mentioned, “ that Christher I know the person or not. Having tianity came in here by external spileft that part of the country, I am not ritual force and discipline, was introQuixote enough to believe myself capa. duced as a Custom, and is part of the ble of relieving every real object of cha

Law.” See 2 Strange, 1113. J. C. rity. The objection does not hold with the present sufferer; he has a claim for


Jan. 17. having served me faithfully several years; and it is impossible for me not STRE

IR Thomas Lyttelton, bart. Treato take a livelier interest in his welfare

surer of the Navy (see p. 482 b.) than in that of a total stranger. I have,

was father of George Lord Lyttelton; therefore, inclosed 21. for his benefit, and but does not appear to have married can only wish my circumstances would any other wife than the sister of the allow me to make the donation larger. Jate Lord Cobham. I have to request my name may not ap- I find in p. 556, a long panegyric pear, unless you think it would in any on Sir Adam Gordon, to all which, way aid the subscription.

for aught I know, he had an undoubtTo you, Sir, I beg leave to offer my

ed claim; but not a word in the Gent. best thanks ; as whatever som may be Mag. where I should have expected it, ultimately realized, must mainly, if not

of information to the Herald or Gewholly, be attributable to the pathetic appeal to the Publick, which you so hu- nealogist. He was the

heir and sucmanely drew up; and caused to be pub phollie, one of the latest of the Scots

cessor of Sir John Gordon, of Dallished. I doubt not Redmile will ever have a due sense of the gratitude he

Baronets, having been so created Feb. owes you. I am, Sir, Yours, &c.

8, 1704 : whetber he were married Thomas HOGARD, 40, Stafford-place. more than once, I know not; but his

last wife, whom he survived a few Mr.URBAN, Furnivals-inn, June 3. years, was the daughter of William Yo TOUR Correspondent “ Gaven Kinleside, formerly an Apothecary in

Croom,” p. 388, either did not the City, and afterward Treasurer of read, or did not understand, the Case Bridewell and Bethlem Hospitals, and of Taylor in 1 Ventris 293, referred widow of Jukes Coulson, a great ironto by Blackstone in 4 Comm. 59. master, who settled upon her 8001. a

An loformation was exhibited year for her life. His first Living was against Taylor for uttering divers Hinxworth, and afterwards Lord Chanbłasphemous expressions horrible to cellor Loughborough gave bim West hear, and which I cannot repeat. Tilbury and a Prebend of Bristol, He was tried in the King's Bench which produced bin about 8001. a before Sir Matthew Hale, and found year also : be spent much of his inguilty; and that Judge then observed, come upon bis Parsonage, and made “that such kind of wicked blasphe- it so pretty a place that be obtained mous words were not only an offence the thanks of his Archdeacon at Visito God and Religion, but a crime tations; he died without issue, leavagainst the Laws, State, and Govern- ing two or three relatio among ment, and therefore punishable in whom he bequeathed what he had that Court: for to say Religion is saved out of his income, and one of a cheat, is to dissolve all those obli- whom inherits the title, if he shall gations whereby the Civil Societies think it prudent to claim it, the estate are preserved: And that Christianity having long been totally severed is parcel of the Laws of England;

from it.

E. and therefore to reproach the Christian Religion is to speak in subver


May 29. sion of the Law on Taylor bad JudeIN Banner's Life of Bp: Taylor;p:

viz. stand in the Pillory in 274, calls the three several places, and to pay 1000 Lord Conway of that day the anmarks fine, and to fiod sureties for cestor of the Marquis of Hertford. his good behaviour during life. Sir In fact, the Seymours are not deWilliam Lee, Chief Justice of the scended from the Conways, though King's Bench, 12 Geo. II. in the Case enjoying the estates of the latter. of the King against Bosworth, after the last peer of the Conway male giving Sir Matthew Hale's opinion, as line, was Edward Conway, Earl of 4


Conway, &c. in the Peerage of Eng. Who urge them, yet untravel'd, to pursue land, and Viscount Conway of Kil- A novel path, a maze without a clue ? lultagh, in Ireland: he died in 1683,

Who force them, ʼmidst the torrent of

their tears, leaving his estates in England, Wales, and Ireland, to his cousin, Popham Far, far from home, where young bat

Unform’d, untutor'd, and of tender years, Seymour, and his brothers, Francis

talions rage,

[wage and Charles Seymour, in succession, And, spurning discipline, with Doctors and their heirs male, on condition of Dire war?” taking the name of Conway. Popham died unmarried ; and Francis, on

In a note, the author observes : succeeding to the estates, had the

“ the anarchy to which I allude, is English title of Baron Conway, of ristic features of a public school. But

not intended as one of the characteRagley, co. Warwick, revived in bis

this part of the epistle was written at person, March 17, 1702; and the Irish dignity of Baron Conway and Killul

the time of a pretty formidable rebel. ta, co. Antrim, was added in 1703.

lion at one of our public seminaries.

It is a curious fact, that, attempting to This Lord was the father of the first Marquis of Hertford. Tradition says,

suppress an ipsurrection some years that the only daughter of Edward Eari ago at Winchester, Dr. Warton was of Conway died on the day of her knocked down by his own Virgil Aluog

at his head.”

SCRUTATOR. intended nuptials with Mr. Seymour, to the inexpressible grief of her father. Lord Conway sent for Mr. Sey

CATHEDRAL SCHOOLS. mour to his bed-chamber, and, after (Continued from p. 392.) deploring the afflicting incident, told Mr. URBAN, Crosby-square, June 1. him, that, since it was the will of God A Cathedral Schools will, I per

N of to prevent an alliance which he had much at heart to see accomplished, ceive, lead me into the mazes of rehe must still consider him as his son- search much beyond what I at first in-law, and heir to his estates. His contemplated; and my references have will was made according to this de- already swelled to such an extent, claration, and Mr. Seymour inherited that I am induced to depart considerhis extensive territories. Our Gene- ably from my original design. For alogists style the elder son of the the present, therefore, my account of Protector Somerset simply Sir Ed the Choristers will be limited to a ward Seymour; but query, whether, very brief outline; and I shall reserve as the son of a Duke, he was not en- to a future opportunity a more extitled to the designation of Lord Ed- tended History of the several Choral ward Seymour? I am aware that the Establishments. Dukedom was granted to the issue of

St. David's CATHEDRAL. the Protector's second marriage; but The Choristers are six in number; the issue of the first wife had a re- chosen by the Canons and Organist. mainder (in failure of the male issue They wear a Scholastic habit, receive by the second wife) to the Dukedom. an excellent education in the College Yours, &c. BIOGRAPHICUS.

School, and have Lessons in Music

from the Organist at his own resiMr. URBAN,

May 19. dence. A great proportion, after So

accounts of the late common Bishop's superintendance, enter into tion at Winchester have been spread Holy Orders, and many have risen to through the Country, that I look great eminence in the Church. with some anxiety for a full and cor- DURHAM. This magnificent Estab. rect narrative of a mutiny most awe- lishment presents a striking contrast ful and alarming.

in the degree of attention bestowed In Polwhele's “ Family Picture," upon the young members of the published some years ago, there are al- Choir. Their antient and well-enlusions to anarchy of this description: dowed School has greatly declined; “ If dangers, at each turn, their steps

and the Singing-boys now receive a await,

(fate? mere Charity-school education, and Who, without trembling, would solicit wear a corresponding dress. They Where, in a thousand shapes, disease is however retain the privilege, derived rife,

[life ? from remote antiquity, of attending Who plunge them into such uncertain the Members of the Chapter after


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dipper, to read a portion of the Scrip- removed when they cease to be useful tures ; and in this ceremony the boys in the Choir by their voices becoming belonging to the Choir take prece. too manly, or by their want of profidence of the Grammar scholars. On ciency in the science of Music, wherethese occasions the Canon Residen. in they are prepared and taught retiary addresses the young novices in gularly and daily, commonly by the Latin, though they are no longer Organist or by his Deputy. taught to comprehend the purport of The parents of the boys often his exhortation.

find it suit their purposes best, to reEly. The Singiog-boys of this Ca- quest leave to have their children conthedral are sometimes admitted into fined more to the learning of writing the King's School as individuals; but and arithmetic in other schools of the no education, except in Music, is pro- City; which permission is granted them, vided for them as Choristers. They provided their attendance at the Caare eigbt in pumber, and are now ap- thedral is regularly observed, which pointed by the Organist. This, how- it is, much to the credit of the Church, ever, is a modern regulation ; for in where the duty is performed equally the last century the election of a boy well with that of any Cathedral which into the Choristers' School was a sub- stands the foremost in this praise. ject of interest and importance among

After their departure from the the members of the Chapter *. Choir, having had the benefit, if their

EXETER. The Music School of this parents please, of an education, or Cathedral is represented as being regu. much assistance towards it, in Latin, lated in a manner at once liberal and Greek, Writing, Arithmetic, and Mujudicious. The Choristers are ten in sic, nothing hinders their going to number; and the duty, in most instances the University; and in many Cathedelegated to the Music-master, of se- drals this is a common practice, lecting the boys for the service of the whence they frequently come back Choir, is bere performed by the Pre- again in the capacity of Minor Ca. centor himself, as enjoined by the Sta- nons, of which many very respecttutes. The Choristers wear Scholars' able instances may be adduced. The habits; and, by application to the Dean sons of Clergymen are thus very often and Chapter, they have the benefit of put in training for the Church, and a classical education, with the addi. become in time useful members and tion of writing and arithmetic. They ornaments of it. are instructed by the Organist in sing- “ Io this Church there are no Exhiing from seven till mine every morning. bitions to either of the Universities.''

The system adopted in favour of the Gloucester was first made a BiChoristers at Exeter has been attend- shop's See by Henry VIII. and is goed with gratifying success, both witke verned by his Statutes. respect to the performance of their HEREFORD. This being one of the immediate duty as Choristers, and old Cathedrals for a Dean and Canons, their ultimate welfare as members of was not disturbed at the Reformation; society.

and the antient academical discipline GLOUCESTER. The communication and mode of life has been in a great with wbich I have been honoured measure adhered to by the members from Gloucester is equally satisfactory of the Choir.

6. The Choristers of the Cathedral The Grammar - school, under the have a right of admission and in- guardianship of the Dean and Chapstruction in the King's Grammar- ter, is kept in a spacious building, school, and very frequently are of the known by the name of “ the Musicknumbers which are included in it.

near the West end of the Ca. They are eightin number, so appointed thedral Church. It was built upon by the Statutes of the Cathedral; avd the site of the old school, which was are usually admitted about the age a beautiful piece of Architecture, of of eight or pine, according as their very high antiquity. In this school voices recommend them, and their the Choristers receive gratuitous infitness for the Musical parts of our struction, except writing and arithCathedral service. They are chosen metic, which they pay for. Many of by the Dean and Prebendaries in them have taken Holy Orders, and Chapter assembled, and are generally have obtained good preferment in the

Church. The Laymen, my Correspon* Nichols's Literary Anecdotes, vol. dent observes, have not been equally V. p. 359.


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