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respecting Mr. Warner's papers, a few years ago, but I do not recollect with what view the inquiries were made. I am now, however, enabled to state to you, Mr. Urban, that the Translation from Plautus, and the Glossary, are in the hands of a lady, to whose husband they were beqeathed by Mr. Warner, and who is desirous they should not be lost to the pubfick. T. R.
*** The Editor of the Gent. Mag. is enabled to answer any particular inquiries that may be made respecting the papers.
command of the celebrated Villars. The Duke, on taking possession of the city,ordered a pompous inscription on one of the half-moons, declaring it to be'impregnable, to be effaced. By thepeace of Utrecht, in 1713, Tournay was secured to the Dutch as one of their barrier towns; but the sovereignty remained with the House of Austria; nor could the Stales-General have had a more important barrier in that quarter, inasmuch as it commanded the Scheldt, and covered Oudenard aud Ghent. The French have always coveted this plaqe as the key of Flanders, and when Louis XV.
had set his heart on the entire conquest of the Austrian Netherlands, he sent Count Saxe, at the head of near 80,000 men, in the spring of 1745, to' attack Tournay. Louis was so bent on the acquisition of this fortress, that he appeared in person during the siege, accompanied by his only son, the Dauphin. The allied aimy, under the command of the Duke of Cumberland, thcHigri inferior in number to the French by no less than 23,000 men, made the bold attempt of raising the siege or Tournay, which led to the fatal battle of Fontenoy,— fatal, not through any want of skill or valour on the part of the English, who had never covered themselves with more glory than in this battle, but through the bad conduct of our allies, and more especially through the base treachery and cowardice of the Dutch. I reserve further particulars of Tournay, and my visit to the plains of Fontenoy till my next letter. Cl-ERICUS Leicestriensis.
Mr. Urban, Aug. 14.
IN Ly sons', Environs of London there is an account of Richard Warner, Esq. who resided at Woodford-row, in an old house called Hearts, said to be note the property of Jervoise Clerk Jervoise, Esq. who married Mr. Warner's niece. Mr. Warner planted a Botanical-garden at Woodford, and founded an exhibition for a Botanical Student, at Wadham College, Oxford. He translated the Comedies of Plautus, and made collections for a Glossary to the Plays of Shakespeare, and for an edition of his Works, but desisted from his intention of publishing it on the appearance of Mr. Steevens's Proposals. I remember to have seen some inquiries in the Gentleman's Magazine
Mr. Urban, sJug. 17.
THE very favourable account' which you gave of the History of Richmond, in Yorkshire, induces me to inform you that a second Edition of that book is in great forwardness, and will soon be published, in Svo. The rapid sale of the first edition husgiveu the Editor an opportunity of making some alterations, and enlarging his plan by extending the subjects almost under every head, which in the first edition had been abbreviated, in order to suit the duodecimo size in which it was published. Lists of the Arehdeacous of Richmond, Members of Parliament, Rectors, &c. will be introduced; likewise it will be further enriched with some more etchings, engravings, and an excellent plan of the town. Though Dr. Whitaker's grand plan of Yorkshire quite overpowers so small a publication, yet, from the talent and industry of the Author of the History of Richmond, we may expect a very excellent account of that part of the County, and a work which will be a great addition to the library of every lover of Topography.
Yours, &c. Richmondie.nsis.
W. W. requests particulars relative to the family of that upright Citizen and able Senator, Sir John Barnard; his place of birth, whether he left any issue, &c, &c.
An authentic Memoir of the late Duke of Dorset, which came to hand too late for insertion this month, shall appear in our next; with illustrations of the Character of George Wither, &c, &c.
We are under the necessity of postponing the promised memoirs of Bishop Watson, and Mr. Alexander, and particulars respecting Mrs. Vias, till our next.
* Gent. Mag. vol. LXXXV. p. 333.
Mr. Urban, Aug. 1.
FULLY agreeing with your able Reviewer, in his favourable Report of Ihe concluding Volume of the "Literary Anecdotes," I send you an etching, designed by Gainsborough, (one of the earliest, I believe, of the excellent Painter's productions) of Felixstow Cottage, which I request you lo copy into your Magazine (see the Piute) as an illustration of the very entertaining account of the family of Thicknesse, given byMr. Nichols, in vol. IX. pp.251—288.
Felixstow Cottage, distant three miles from Landguard Fort, was originally merely a fisherman's hut, converted by the taste of Governor Thicknesse, and afterwards embellished by the pencil of his wife, into a charming little residence, where he employed himself with rural sporls and literary amusements.
On resigning the governorship of Landguard Fort, Mr. Thicknesse sold KeliJcstow Cottage lo Lady Dowager Batemau for 400/. (about half the money which he had expended upon it); and it is now in the possession of Sir Samuel Fludyer, Bart.
Your readers will find an animated description ol this Cottage, from the pen of Mrs. Thicknesse, in volume LXXIX. page 1013; where also the present appearance of the Cottage, and the beautiful marine prospects from it, are noticed by Mr. R. R. Barnes. Suffolciensis.
Mr. Urban, Fel. 28.
1SEND you some anlient Inscriptions taken from brass plates, which have been removed from the stones in which they were originally inserted, and are now preserved in the Town-chest of Ampthill.
1. Wc iacent l©inmV Wicchenm i©ol man 0,'nbam m'eatot ettocu'tenenrfata* pule tjille tfalWe qui obiit r.iiii Die .liaareif K. 3Bnt mecccl et b'na Jlgnes" up cj' qt' ai'abup" p'picietur Be*.
Three loose escutcheons, which evidently belonged to the above, have a woolsack, and merchant's mark.
2. *©f go' chatite prap for the s'oute of Safin 'SSarnarb, late of Stmntilt Chapman anb <£tpn bitf topfe tobpche €tpn fJep'teo to «©ob the W& bap of JrneU in g' per of our lotb sob in. b. tit. on tofio.se ^oulia Shu babe mere? imen.
Gent. Mag. August, 1816.
3. Haafeet of JSUau, o 00b in Orrinite, that han't attone aft thing in orbrnante, ifforgebe the tre^pa* of mp Sutiente, J^e thp'fte lotb up on mpn ignoranre, fforgine nip ff"oule aft mp miSgotmn
•J^ring me to Mis^e tofiere thou art eter«2oet to fope tenth W 2CungeIe* cetcB
On a loose broken stone in Milbrook Church is the figure of a Priest in brass, and under it the following?' lines:
Robert Were priest under this stjn ,',. .. lyeth,
That Jh'u m'cy and lady help cr'yeth, f.'
in Maulden Church, on the North side, is a handsome altar-tomb, inlaid with the effigies of a gentleman in armour and his wife, with escutcheons in brass at the corners, and one over their heads. Around, on a fillet of brass on the moulding, this Inscription in Roman capitals: .
SIC JACENT CORPORA RIC'l FALDO ARMIGERI ET ANPHILIC1S CHAMBERLIN UXOR1S EJUS QUI QUIDEM RICARDUS OBIIT VIto DIE DECEMBRIS ANNO D'MI 1576 A>re-H1LICI« VIR"0.
On the slip of brass on whicfr they stand,' ..;..... 'ij? ,
CCELESTIA SEQUIMUR, TERRESTRrA SPER
'minus: '''; • ! And on the same stone,', '>,'-,&•«■<' ^ •
RICARDUS FALDO OBIIT ANNO DOMINI 1576.
At the East end of this tomb, in the wall, is the small brass figure of a young lady kneeling at a desk; behind her a lozenge with 3 bucks' heads caboshed. At her feel in Roman letters:
ANNA FALDO FIL1A RICARDI
The Arms of Faldo, which are on both the above Monuments are three bucks' heads caboshed. Crest, three arrows, one in pale, two in saltier, passing through a ducal crown.
in your Magazine. Allow me to inquire whether the long and quaint Latin Inscription on the magnificent Monument of the great Lawyer, Sir Edward Coke, in Tittleshall Church in the lame county, is in print, and where?
Yours, &C. PjIILO-TOMB.
To the Memory of John Curtis, in the
Church-yard of Coltish all. In mournful thoughts to decorate this
bier, True grief shall pour the tributary tear, Shall o'er his grave with silent anguish
Where rests in death the husband,father, A husband, whose connubial love is
In her who sighs, and rears this votive A friend, whose merits fill the breast
that pays [of praise.
TV worth it mourns, this heartfelt strain
To the Memory of John Brown, in the
j Churchyard of Hoveton St. John. Beneath this turf, to rustic labour bred, The Village Poet rests his humble head; Low in the dust the Son of Genius lies, Death claims alike th' unlettered and the
wise. Talent, how vain without Religion's root! Like gaudy flowers alone without the
O'er him did both with equal care preLearning he loved, the Gospel was his
pride; The trod,
And prov'd this truth, as Virtue's paths "An honest man's the noblest work of
Mr. Urban, Aug. 4.
C LOSE to the Church of Lidgate, in Suffolk, is the site of an antient and strong Castle. The ditches are very deep i and flints, which seem to have constituted both the walls and the foundation, are continually dug up. I never could learn from any topographical work, the builder, or the possessors of it; perhaps you or some of your Correspondents can inform me. Near the centre of the Chancel is a large slab, inlaid with the figure of an Ecclesiastic, now without a head. This is commonly said to be John of Lidgate's Grave; but I think, as he was a Monk of Bury, it is very improbable that his religious fraternity should have interred his remains at this obscure village. Information on these
two points of Antiquarian research will be new, and acceptable to many of your Readers.
Yours, &c. Y.P.E.S.A.W.
Mr. Urban, Aug. 5.
IN the Library of Louth Grammar School are these two loose brass plates, which have apparently been torn from some slab; on one I well remember (for they have often puzzled me) are the following lines: Optirae Laurenti te nos Ersvae ciremus
Nam pius et sapiens etmoderatuseras; Te scbola Luddensis patronum lasta fatetur,
Charus eras Patriae, Patria chara tibi.
On the other are cut the following Arms:
Quarterly: 1st, quarterly, Gules and Vair, over all a bend Or, Constable. 2nd, per pale dancette, [qu. Senlis?] 3rd, Argent, a chevron sable, between three martlets, [qu. Sizours ?] 4th, checque Or and Gules, on a chief of the first, a lion passant Azure, Comberworth.
As to the arrangement of the quarters I cannot at this distance of time be positive. The first I am sure of. Who was this Patron of Lout h School? InPeachara's " Complete Gentleman" there is a Coat very similar in the quarterings. Otho.
Mr. Urban, Aug. 6.
THE following verses are accurately copied from the cover of an antient prayer-book which has in several places the autograph of Sir Robert A a union. Whether he was the Poet, or only the transcriber, is a question which I leave to be determined br others. F. Sefway.
On the outside of the Book are these Arms:
Quarterly: 1st Sable, three martlets Argent,Naunton; 2nd, quarterly, Or and Sable, in the first quarter a lion passant, Gules, Boivile; 3rd, Argent, a chief indented Azure, Glanvil; 4th, Or, an eagle, displayed Gules, between six torteauxes, 3, 2, and 1. 5th, Argent, a lion rampant Sable, on a chief, Gules, a crescent for difference, Ashby; Oth, Azure, ten bezants, 4, 3, 2, and I, Zour.h; 7th, Azure, two bars Or, Burdet; 8th, Azure, crusuly of cross crosslets, Or, a lion rampant, Argent, crowned Or, Brews; 9th, Argent, a chevron, Azure, between three staples, Sable,' .' . . V tWing.