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na:scellaneous corresponderice, 8c. FRAGMENTS OF LITERATURE, No. VI.......

An original Letter of Sir Isaac Newton...... "Complaints of divers of our Countrymen,"ib.

Description of two antient Packs of Cards..ibid. 21 Edition of the Boulejan Catalogue, 1620.16.

The Clergy.-Ten-Year Men.-Alg. Sydney 2 Mechanical Power --Architect, Innovation. 38

Mr. Hawkins on his “Gothic Architecture."...5 Plans and Views of the Town of Liverpool...39

Mr. Carter's Remarks on Mr.Hawkins's Work.9 | LITERARY INTELLIGENCE...


List of Conventual Churches still in Use......13 Keview of Dei Publications, viz.
Interesting Extracts from Rymer's Foedera... 15 Brana'sObservations on Popular Antiquities.41
The late Sacramental Plate at St. Paul's......16 Memoirs of a Literary & Political Character,

Radcliffe-upop-Wreke, co. Leic, described...17 [with Particolars of the Life of Glover]....47

Authors and Books of the XVIIIth Certury..ib. The Bride of Abydos, by Lord Byron.........51

Fpbraim Chambers.—Dr. Peter Shaw.........18 Moonlight, a Poem, by Edward Lord Thurlow 53

Dr. William Lewis - Dr. John Harris.........19 Narrative of Occurrences at Leipzig, &C....56

On instructing Poor Children in Drawiug. ... 20 Review of New Musical PUBLICATIONS......59

Anecdotes respecting Picbegru, Moreau, &c.23 Kelly's Elements of Musck, in Verse &c....i6.

A Protestant Saltana.-Haunted Houses, &c. 24 SELECT POETRY for January, 1814.......51-64

Ronisb Discipline respecting the Scriptures, 25

Historical Chronicle,

On the unrestricted Perusal of the Scriptures26 Interesting Intell. from London Gazettes.......6

Catholic Versions of New Test, without Notes 27 Abstract of principal Foreign Occurrences...81

Catholics desirous of circulating the Scriptures 28 Country News,85.-Domestic Occurrences...8*

English Catholic Versions of the Bible.........30 Eccl. Prefermens.-Births and Marriages....S$

Aristocracy.- Commercial Interests.-Mr. Pitt.31 Meinoir of Col. Havilland Le Mesurier......91

Licence to use the Game of “ Closing". .....32 | Obituary,with icecd.of remarkable Persons.9!

The Cause of the Bibliomaniacs delended...33 Met. Diaries for Dec. 1813, & Jan. 1917. 2.10

Causes of the Rarity of some printed Books.34 Bill of Mortality-Prices of Markets 10.

Adm. Hosier.-Junius.-Bride of Abydos...36 | Canal, &c. Shares. ---Prices of sidcks...... 10

Embellished with several beautiful Specinsens of autiet English Architectire, by

Joan Carter, F. S. A.; and with a view of the Church of Radcliffe-tron-

THE-WREKE, Co, Leicester.

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intituled “ Clavis Calendária.”
Brady's very useful and entertaining work,
July, and ending on the 11th of August ;"
* the Dog.days beginning on the 3d of

For satisfactory information respecting
Church of Cottered, in the same county:
in a Chapel North of the Chancel of the
upon a mural tablet in the Chancel of the
for Pulter Forrester, upon a similar tablet, Odes, beginning with this stanza :
Epitaph for Henry Etough is engraved

HERTFORDIENSIS informs B. N. that the. we refer our Correspondent Civis to Mr. J. H. M. ; CARTHUSIANUS; AN INHABITANT Church of Therfield, co. Hertford; and that applied to Colley Cibber on his Birth-day


appear in our next.
OF CHELSEA ; AN Euvate; &c. &c. shall
The communications of Mr. FAREY ;

And strum the venal lay.
And tune once more my tuneless Song,

Must celebrate this day;
I, Colley Cibber, right or
the pen of " a Lord among Wits,” and
are to be found, supposed to come from

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Original Letter of Sir Isaac Newton. South, East, and West. The Coun. "For Mr. Fatio, at Mr. Brent's, next

ties follow in each division, according door but one to the signe of ye

to their estimated magvitudes, No. I. Dolphin, in King's Square Court, being the least. Within a square oc

, Dear Soho Square, in London. cupying the middle of each Card, is

delineated the County; the Number I

HAVE now received ye box of is placed in a corner, both above and rulers, wth yor receipt of 141b. I

below : in the other upper corver sent you that money, because I thought stands a Compass; and in the lower it was just ; and, therefore, you com

one a Scale of Miles. Over the square plement me if you reccon it an obli- and below it are four lines descriptive gation. The chamber next me is dis

of the County. For exampple : posed of; but that wch I was contriv- " Sussex the 10th of the South, hath miles ing was, that since yor want of health In Quantite sup'ficiall 900,inCircuitel72, would not give you leave to under

In Lengthe from Hamshire unto Kent68, take your designe for a subsistence at

In Bredth from Surrey to ye Brittaine London, to make you such an allow

Sea 25." ance as might make your subsistence “ Sussex plesaunt pastures and dow’es here easy to you. And, if your af

full of Sheep, fairs in Switzerland be not so pressing Store of a Narrow Sea East, Hantshire


Wood, Rivers, and Vaynes of but yt without dammag to them you


West, may stay still some time in England

[Sea South." (as yo last letter gives me hopes), Surrey and Kent North, and the Britt. you will much oblige me by return

As another instance : jog bither. I hope you will have good "Cornwall the 8th of the South hath Miles advice before you venture upon ye

In Quantite sup'ficiall 837, in Circuite operation you speake of. I am, St, 262,

[taine Sea 66, yo' most affectionate friend and hum: In Lengthe from Denshire to the Brita ble Servant,

Is. Newton.

In Bredth from the Seaverne to the Sea Cumbridge, Murch 14, 1692-3."


Cornwall ye sea-coste full of tow'es MR. URBAN, Tredrea, Jan. 14.

well shipped, [serveth all Europe; of Cards, which

Denshire Eastthe Sea curioos specimens of the Times of The Irishe Sea North, and the Brittaine

[Sea South.” old, I am persuaded that a short description of each will not be unaccept

There are with the Pack eight addiable to your Readers; as the first ex- tional Cards; but these are stated, in hibits a play for uniting instruction a little accompanying book, to be inwith amusement, invented long before tended for ornamenting two boxes, such contrivances are supposed to that may be made to hold the Cards have been in use; and as the second themselves, and also some counters, discloses a singular method of excit- whicb, however, are not preserved. ing Party zeal, practised on a very One has a general Map of England ; extraordinary occasion. These Cards another a Portrait of Queen Elizahave long been preserved in the re- beth; a third contains a Plan of Lonspectable family of the late Mr. Hod-, don; a fourih, Arius, &c.; the two son, a gentleman farmer of Sussex. others are filled with short accounts of

The first Pack bears the date 1590. the History and Constitution of the The Cards are charged with Maps of Country: the fifty-two Counties of England and The Author, in his little book, Wales, arranged in four series of thir- which is very imperfect, pays many tece eacb, distinguished by North, compliments to the loventor of Com

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mon Cards ; declaring them to be ex- On the Deuce of Clubs is seen a cellent against melancholy cogita- Town in flames, and underneath tions, and for breeding contents in all “ London remember

1666." necessities. He then goes on

to say

Yours, &c. DAVIES GIDDY: 6. Now in this latter age, wherein are so many new inventions, let this pass


Jan. 14.

O relieve the minds of some of for one: as a necessare recreation, in a T time of such troubles, having no leasure your Clerical Readers, permit to spend any time vainelie; but conti, me to inform them, that no penalty, nually it behoveth us to search for know. in any action wbere part goes to the ledge, eve' in the least things, for that King and part to the Informer, can we remember our Creation, Redemption, he recovered for more than one year and Sanctification. In the first, behold- after committal of offence. This aping the Omnipotence of God the Father, plies to all the present suits instituted in all his Works, thereby reverently to feare, honor, and glorifie him; in the The Statute is 31 Q. Eliz. c. 5, sect.

by Mr. Wright against the Clergy. second, his unspeakable mercy in res

5. Also by 18 Q. Eliz. c. 5, sect. 4, deeming us, by the precious death of his

made perpetual by 27 Eliz. c. 10, it deare Sonne, our Savior Christ Jesus, from the thraldome of sinne, death, and is enacted, that if the informer sball hell, thereby to love, beleeve, and hope receive any money, or other reward, in him; and by the third, these his gra

or have promise of such, to stop protious and infinite blessings, which year

cess in any penal action, the party rely, daylie, howrely, and every minute, ceiving such reward or promise, shall we have, dne, or shall receive, both in upon conviction stand in the pillory soule and body, through the Almighte for two hours, be fiped 101. and ever Power of his Holy Spirite, to praise, after be incapable of being plaintiff give thanks, and rejoyce, onely and ever or informer in any suit or action. in so blessed a Trinity of power, mercy, In answer to a query relative to and love, which in a most glorious Unity Ten Year or Four-and-Twenty Men; hath so blessed us with all his blessings; the following extract from p. 13, unto which Eternall God, I say, let us ever be giving of all thanks without Cambridge Calendar, will, I hope, af

ford the information required. ceasing. Amen." The Second Pack is distinguished tolerated by the Statutes of Q. Eliza

“ They (i. e. the Ten-Year Men) are into the usual suits, by a Heart, a Dia

beth, which allow persons who are admond, a Club, or a Spade, placed iu mitted at any College, when Twentyone of the upper corners ; numbers four years of age and upwards, and in from one to ten, or the names of the Priest's orders at the time of their adCourt Cards, occupying the other mission, after Ten years (during the last

The middle part of each two of which they must reside the greater Card contains a print, representing part of Three several terms), to become some supposed scene in the Popish Bachelors of Divinity, without taking Plot; at the foot is an explanation. any prior degree." Thus the Ace of Hearts has a table, Bachelors of Divinity, however, surrounded by the Pope, some Cardi- who obtain their degree in this way, nals, and Bishops. Beneath the table are not Members of the Senate, since is a Fiend, and the explanation states, the Members of that body, who are * The Plot first batcht at Rome by B. D. deduce their right from their the Pope and Cardinals, &c.” prior degree of M. A.

The Deuce of Hearts hascom Sir Now I am writing on College mat. E. B. Godfree taking Dr. Oates his ters, permit me to support the opideposition."

nion of Dr. Symmonsiu his Life of Mil. The Three of Hearts_Dr. Oates 'ton-that Milton was not a Sizar. In discovereth Garner in the Lobby.” the

entry of Milton, he is described The Four of Hearts---- Coleman as Pensioparius Minor. Some Gogiving a Guina to incourage ye 4 Ruf- thamnites have argued from this, that tians.

as Pensioners forin, the class immeThe Five of Hearts-"Dr. Oates diately above the Sizars, Pensionarius receives letters from the Fathers, to Minor must signify the class below, carry beyond Sea.”

viz. Sizars. If these gentlemen had, The whole suit of Spades is given however, taken the trouble of inquir, to the Murder of Sir Ei B. Godfree. ing, they would have found in Par.



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ker's History of Cambridge, or even draughtsman, and sometimes, it is in Carter's, that the Pensioners are said, painted scenes of landscapes for divided into two classes, viz. the one of the Play-hoases. How such a greater (Pensionarius Major); now person can be entitled to the appellacalled Fellow Commoners; and the tion of an Architect, which heassames, Jesser (Pensionarius Minor), the Pen- I confess myself unable to discover: sioner of the present day. Of this and the latter person is only a mere rapk was Milton.

LAICUS. draughtsman. They have shewn them

selves no competent judges of eviMr. URBAN,

Jan. 5. dence, by denying, as they do, the I

HAVE read the original letter of strongest possible modes of proof; Algernon Sydney in your Maga- and I am

contident no intelligent man zine for December last, p. 531, with will pay any attention to their obserequal interest and satisfaction, and vations. heartily wish that the contributor, or My adversary An Architect is pecuany

of your readers, would favour the liarly unfortunate in asserting, as he publick with a further supply of the does, that my pursuits were not allied correspondence of that eminent man. to the labours of au Artist, as Mr. The leiter in question bears the Carter himself could have informed strongest narks of authenticity in him to the contrary, The' profession matter as well as in style. It must of the Law, for which I was educated, have been written in November 1659, and which I afterwards followed, I when he was actually residing at the have quitted above fifteen years; and Sound, and not in November 1660, while I continued in it, my pursuits, as wheit, in consequence of the Restora. Mr. Carter knows, were also directed tion, he had proceeded, as an exile, to Antiquarian 'subjects. For I wrote to Rome. But there must surely be for Mr. Carter several papers, for the some error in his having addressed it express purpose of explaining some to Lord Whitworth. I suspect it to plates of historical subjects in his first have been really addressed to the publication, containing Specimens of Lord Commissioner Whitelocke, who, Ancient Sculpture, &c. These papers although he declined the appointment, were accordingly inserted in that work had, in the first instance, been joined with my pame to them, as may be with him in the mission to the Nor- seen on referring to the book ilself; thern courts. - A large proportion of and you, Mr. Urban, may besides Sydney's Letters to his Father, and probably recollect the circumstance, the whole of his correspondence with because you were the printer of the his Uncle the Earl of Northumberland, letter-press*. Sir John and Sir William Temple, and Whether or not I am sufficiently William Peon, have hitherto escaped skilled in the subject, the book I bave research. If any part of them bave published will best shew. But I kuow, been luckily preserved, the possessors from the testimony of those persons will confer an important obligation by on whose judgment can rely, that communicating them to the publick, the book has already obtained a conor at least stating where they lie con

siderable degree of credit ; and it cealed.

G. W. M. should seem from their conduct, that


adversaries had found themselves Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 14. hard pressed by facts in attacking it. T is not my intention to reply par. One declines the task of controverting

my opinions, and transfers it to the me by your Correspondents “ An Ar- other: that other denies malliematichitect” and “Mr. Carter” in your cal proof; conclusive evidence, and Magazine for October last; neither is self-evident propositions; and refuses it my design to notice any future re- to admit that very species of proof, marksfrom either of them, unless tbey

wbich he himself, in bis observations, should be accompanied with an incor- and elsewhere, has actually used. reet or defective representation of Leaving, therefore, the useless unfacts. The former of these persons is dertaking of vindicating myself against supposed to be in reality a tradesman, charges of which, from my adversaries' as bouse-painter, as I am informed, in

own state of the case, every mau of Westminster, who has since occa- sepse will perceive I am not guilty sionally taken up the occupation of a * This is a True Bill." Edry

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