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We are sorry to inform our Country Correspondent (as we have often told others) that the Queen Anne's Furthing (even if genuine) is scarcely worth a shilling and that the silver coin he mentions is not worth quite so much.-Several other drawings have been sent; but none that are worth engraving.

S. D. requests to know the date of the renewal of the present East India Charter-what it cost the Company-and if it be granted for any term of years, and particularly the date of it.

I. D. who is at this time engaged in attempting the History of BICESTER, CO. Oxon. will be greatly obliged to any of Mr. Urban's readers, to inform him where the following Tract may be consulted, which is noticed in Mr. Gough's Brit. Topog. but is not among his valuable Collection bequeathed to the Bodleian Library. Strange and wonderful News from BISCITER, a town in OXFORDSHIRE: being a full and true account of a terrible tempest of lightning, rain, hail, and thunder, which happened there the twentyeth day of April last past, and continued for several hours; burnt much corn, some barns and outhouses, and killed many cattel; also spoyl'd several persons, and had like to have consumed the whole town. 4to. 1678."

S. P. who wishes for a detailed account of the Sword Dancers who go about many parts of the Counties of Durham and Northumberland at Christmas, who are in general men from the collieries, and perform a species of melo-drama, is referred to the elegant edition of Brand's " Popular Antiquities" by Mr. ELLIS.

A Correspondent in the Temple begs to know whether the Society of Antiquaries at Newcastle upon-Tyne, includes the County Palatine of Durham? if not, he suggests to the Nobility, Clerry, and Gentlemen of that County, the propriety of calling a Meeting for the purpose of forming a General Society, as well of An tiquaries, as of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

INVESTIGATOR solicits information respecting John Meare or De la Meare, Esq. described in a MS. as of Whitbourn, Corsly Parish, Wiltshire, where he lived towards the close of the 16th century. He bad several sons, one of, whom, Lewis, was born at Corsly in the year 1625, and went into Ireland some time previous to the year 1650, where he settled in the county of Westmeath.

Dr. Lind, in his learned Treatise on the Scurvy, expressly says, that the first University Professorship of Chemistry in Europe was founded by a Dutch Gentleman "in hopes that that Science might lead to the discovery of some certain Remedy of that Disorder." This is too remarkable a circumstance to be totally forgotten. Who was the Dutch Gentleman ? -When and where was his Professorship founded? CLERICUS BATHENSIS. PA

Phillips, in his Annual Necrology, says, that had Frederic the Great been stripped of his dominions, it was his intention to fix at Venice as a Physician. Docs any authentic document of this exist, and where ? CLERICUS BATHENSIS. Mr. CARTER's Reply to Mr. HAWKINS is received; and shall appear in our


METEOROLOGICAL TABLE for July, 1814. By W. CARY, Strand. Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer.

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Company of Stationers, I have now
before me what I have reason to
think would be considered as a very
great curiosity by the Society of An-
tiquaries, or perhaps still more so by
the Worshipful Company of Apothe
caries, or it would form an excellent
appendage to a new Edition of the
"Progresses of Queen Elizabeth." It
is an original document, fairly written q
on four sides of a strong foolscap
sheet of paper, folded lengthways;
and is thus titled,



July 5. N addition to the Biographical ac IN Anti

"Hugh Morgan, her Maties Apothecarie, askith alowance for thes parcelles following; viz. for her Matiesowne person; from the 24th day of June 1588, beying Mydsomer day, unto the xxixth day off Septembr 1588, beying Mychaelmas day, to be payd by the Treasurer of her Highness Chambr."

A very few of the Items shall be bere transcribed:

"Confectio in forma manus Christi cum lapide bezohardi & cornu monoce ratis, ex mandato Reginæ, pro D'na Skipwith, xis.

"Thragea regal' cum rhabarbaro inscisso, ex mandato Reginæ, pro Domina Scudamore, xvid.

"Aqua rosarum, pro Legato Regis Navarre, xiid.

"Cons' berber', pruna damascen' condit', ac cum aliis pro D'no Ralegh, ex mandato Reginæ, vis.

“ Suffitus odoriferus, in die quo bap tizatus est filius D'ni Richardi Knightly

militis, iis. vid.”


Gargles occur frequently, and now and then hysteric and diuretic medicines; but I forbear to look too minutely into the prescriptions for a Virgin Queen. Articles of perfumery also are numerous, particularly "Suf"Aqua rosarum;" the latter of which seems to have been used abundantly, in the Chapel, in the Royal chamber, in the Dressing-room, in the Supper-room (pro cenaculo), in the Wardrobe, in the Laundry, and for Richmond Palace, "pro domo Richemount."

fitus odoriferus" and "


quary, Sir John Fenn, given in the 8th Vol. of Nichols's “Literary Anecdotes," p. 139, I send the inscription on his Monument, on the North side of the Chancel of Finningham Church, in Suffolk.

This elegant Monument is from the chisel of the celebrated Bacon; and, it is almost needless to add, beautifully sculptured. It exhibits a female figure, in bas relief, kneeling, with her head reclining on her right hand, and bending over an altar monument, the front of which is divided into three compartments; on the centre one are sculptured the arms of Fenn, impaling those of Frere, the other two are ornamented with quatrefoils. It is unfortunately placed in a bad light, and a damp situation.

W. L.

"In memory of Sir JOHN FENN of East Dereham, in the County of NORFOLK, Knight; whose worth as a son, a husband, a neighbour, and a friend, will be remembered, and his loss lamented, till those to whom he stood in these several relations shall cease to exist.—As a Magistrate, his acuteness of discernment, and integrity of decision, rendered him respected by all around him. And when called upon (in 1791) to serve the office of High Sheriff of the County of NORFOLK, he paid a very laudable attention to the dignity and decorum of the station. Having made deep researches into the darkest and most turbulent period of our History, he was strongly impressed with government, and saw but too plainly a sense of the blessing of good order and how much the present neglect of externals tended to weaken and overturn them.-On the 1st of January, 1766, he was united in marriage to ELLENOR, the daughter of SHEPPARD FRERE, Esq. and


SUSANNA his Wife, and, that her union,

with him might not separate her from the rest of her Friends, he most kindly directed his own remains to be interred in the Vault beneath, destined to the reception of her Family. He died Feb. 14, 1794, in the 55th year of his age."


July 5. HE Author of the "Literary

Tanecdotes" will permit me to

correct a single word in his vol. VIII. p. 88. The avowed Author of "TheJyphthora" was the Rev. Martyn Madan, Chaplain to the Lock Hospital; elder brother to the late venerable

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ceterarvm decvs et fvndamentvm, Pietas: Fidei Evangelicae,

Bishop of Peterborough, who (as his qvalem Ecclesia Anglicana semper exhi»

surviving eldest son, the Chancellor and Prebendary of Peterborough, does) bore the name of Spencer.

Allow me farther to observe, that, in the brief Memoir of Dr. John War. ren (successively Bishop of St. David's and Bangor) p. 431, it is mentioned that his first preferment was Arch deacon of Worcester 1775, by favour of Bp. Johnson, who was his Nephew." This statement is certainly erroneous. Doctor John Warren, Bishop of St. David's, never was Archdeacon of Worcester; nor was he a relation of Bp. Johnson's. The fact is, that The Dr. John Warren, Archdeacon of Worcester, was a nephew of Bp. Johnson -not Bp. Johnson a nephew of Dr. Warren; and Dr. Warren, Archdeacon of Worcester, was of a very dif ferent family from that of Dr. Warren, Bp. of St. David's which the Rey. Dawson Warren, Vicar of Edmonton, who is a nephew of the late Archdeacon of Worcester, can more particularly explain. M. GREEN.

+++ We are greatly obliged by the above corrections; and return our best thanks also to E. J. the Reverend J. HUNTER, and Mr. D. YONGE, før their several valuable observations.

Inscription on a Tablet to the Memory of Dr. J. JowETT, of Cambridge. The annexed Inscription was designed for a private Tablet, as a tribute of respect and affection to the Memory of the late Professor of Civil Law. (From VALPY'S CLASSICAL JOURNAL.)


JOSEPHI JOWETT, LL. D. Avlae Trinitensis olim Socii, Jvris Civilis in Academia Cantabrigiensi Professoris Regii.


propugnator fvit acerrimus,
Ivcvlentvs interpres :

in literarvm stvdiis

vel excolendis vel commendandis, perspexit et docvit qvantvm religioni optimë famvlari et possit et debeat accvrata et liberalis et sana ervditio. Pro nomine Christiano vt in vniversvm orbem propagaretvr strenve ac fideliter laborantem, repentina mors,

sibi nec immatvra nec infelix, corripvit; cvi scilicet Το Ζην Χριστος και το Αποθανειν Κέρδος. Ecclesiae Academiae amicis desiderivin svi reliqvit acerbissimvm.

Obiit Id. Nov. 'MDCCCXIII.

annvm agens LXIII.

vir integerrime et carissime, evjvs colloqvio, consilio, benevolentia, brevi nobis frvi lievit : Ita tva in terris vestigia premamvs, vt aeternam in coelis felicitatem tecvm in Christo asseqvamvr"!.

Mr. URBAN, Islington, July 24. Bmas Magazine, and very fond EING an old reader of the Gentle

of all kinds of literary anecdotes and controversy, I take the liberty of sending you a few remarks on the subject of Junius. Since the publication of Woodfall's new edition of those Letters, I think I have read almost every thing that has been published relative to their Author. The remarks, which I send you at present, have all a reference to the communications and Reviews, which you have published since the new edition came out. It is



my intention to resume the subject
again should it be necessary-Being
wholly unconnected with any of the
parties in this controversy, i cannot
be biased towards the opinion of
any: my sole wish is to find out the


that he is bound to reveal all he knows ou this subject, so as to enable his friend T. E. B. to "give all the information in his power." (Ibid. p. 301.) Surely, if the secret of the latter requires only the previous declaration of Philo-Junius, in order to be made public with propriety, T. E. B. can

be as

ing it to himself. After all, it is not
improbable, that the knowledge of
both respecting Junius
trifling as that of several others who
have lately given themselves many
airs on the subject. Many deal in
mysteries to give themselves a mis-
taken importance; and prudently re-
main silent, lest, in the end, the mighty
labour of the mountain should termi-
nate in the production of a mouse.

One of your anonymousCorrespond ents, who pretends to set at rest the have but very poor reasons for keepcontroversy about the Man in the Iron Mask, is of opinion, that the real Juains has not as yet been pointed out; and tells us, that "perhaps if he were to give himself a little pains, he should be equally fortunate as to the person of Junius."—it is rather cruel of this very acute gentleman to tantalize us by putting the cup in this manner to our lips without allowing us to taste it. Pray beg of him, Mr. Urban, in the name of all the seekers after Junius, to take a little pains, and satisfy our longings. To an Englishman the discovery of Junius is surely more interesting than that of the Man in the Iron Mask.-(Vol. LXXXIII. Part II. page 310.)

As a clue to Junius, another Correspondent, who signs L. R. I. (vol. LXXXIII. Part 1. p. 101.) suggested a search after the copy of the Elder Woodfall's duodecimo edition, concerning the binding, &c. of which, for himself, Junius gives such particular directions in one of his private Letters to Mr. Woodfall. This hiut called forth another of your Correspondents, Philo-Junius, who asks(vol.LXXXIII. Part 1. p. 199.) whether this copy "was not intended for and placed in a library not accessible to all bookcollectors and whether it has not been known to be there as lately as the year 1786?"-He then hints, that one of your Correspondents, whom "an asthma and a numerous family bave excluded from society for several years, may be able to throw some light upon this question."-The gen tleman thus alluded to, Mr. Urban, must be known to you, as he intimates in his answer to Mr. Philo-Junius, with whom he is very angry for point. ing at him so openly. He, however, does not deny, that Philo-Junius was right in his conjecture respecting the copy in question, and says" if he (Phila - Junius) will come forward and say how he obtained his information, I will give all the information in my power."Now, as Mr. Philo-Judue first threw down the gauntlet, I think you will agree with me, Sir,

The West of England Member of informed Parliament, who your Correspondent Mr. Farquhar (vol. LXXXIV. Part 1. p. 36.) that the name of Junius was no secret among the members of the Whig Club, could hardly be serious; as nothing is more certain, than that the members of that Club are exactly as ignorant of the real Junius, as the accomplished members of the Four-in-hand Club.

In a paragraph, which your readers
will find (vol. LXXXIII. Part II. p.
416.) we are told, that a circumstance,
which occurred early in the year 1772,
immediately after Junius ceased writ-
ing, and which, the writer of the para-
graph says, was within his own know-
ledge, had strongly impressed his
mind, at that time, with a belief, that
a clergyman of the name of Rosen-
hagen, then in Lord Shelburne's faini-
ly, was possessed of the secret of Ju-
nius.—Now, Mr. Urban, I cannot for
the life of me conceive, what
was the
writer's object in sending you this
paragraph. Why did he not com-
municate this important circumstance,
upon which his unshaken belief of Mr.
Rosenhagen's secret was founded?-
We are told, that obscurity is a source
of the sublime; but I never heard that
it was a source of evidence. This is
not a specimen of darkness visible,
but of solemn trifling. It is no better
than "this is the dog that worried the
cat, that killed the rat, that ate the
malt, that lay in the house that Jack
built." If the writer knows what he
means, let him speak out, instead of
imitating the example of Mr. T. E. B.
and his friend Philo-Junius.

I am sick, Mr. Urban, quite sick, of

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