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likelihood of possessing elevated ideas, I plement, 1 stated that I had found
placed above what is low, sordid, and
N your . . , and pure and independent souls."
After all then that has been stated, by reference to Tailleur's Chronicles let us no longer her that those per- of Normandy, and Dugdale's Baronsons denominated Gentlemen in the age, that the antient family of Mears, full and proper meaning of the word, (who produced the earliest Speaker are not to take precedence of every
the House of Commons ever had) deman whose profession alone has raised rived their descent from the house of him to the appellation. That many Mountmorency in France, but it aphundreds of men belonging to the pears that this statement has given learned, the paval, and the military offence to M. M. M. of Kilkenny, professions may be gentlemen born, 1 (sce Vol. LXXX. p. 530), who wishes cannot deny ; but as a standing rule to make it appear that I have spoken pone surely can be better than to class erroneously, and is desirous ibat I the gentlemen who are designated as should admit his authority in the place entitled to beararms,immediately after of the well-known and standard authe different descriptions of Esquires, thorities above mentioned ; but this I and just before the Bar and Church. am by no means disposed to do; and The Heralds should undoubtedly make I wish to set your Correspondent right an arrangement of the following de- as to sunie misconceptions into which scription of persons, viz. Serjcants he has precipitately fallen. at Law, King's Counsel, Deans, Pre- I do not state that the family of bendaries, Rectors, Vicars and Curates, Mears is descended from the Mount Heads of Colleges, and all persons Morreses now existing in Ireland; but who have received any academic de- ! carry their extraction much further gree, Physicians, Members of Parlia- back, viz. from the stock of the Frenck ment, &c.
house of Mountmorency. As for Blackstone, highly as I look Your Correspondent asserts, that up to him as a legal authority, I ne- Lords Mountmorres and Frankfort, vertheless cannot suffer myself to be and two others, are the only descendled out of the path of reason and ants of Mountmorency ; but can be propriety by his statement, or that consider any one so egregiously creof any other person, however great dulous as to admit that this once their name.
spreading house, a house which flouThe word Citizen, Vol. LXXX. p. rished so many centuries in France, 535, when used in tables of precedence, and which formed such extensive allidoes not, I believe, mean those whó ances, had not a single remaining col. reside in the city, but representatives lateral; but that all the lines suddenly in parliament for cities, just as tur. failed, except a single one, the regess means one for a borough. preseálative of which is stated to be Yours, &c. A CONSTANT READER. the ancestor of Lord Mountmorres ?
I scruple not to declare that I could
not credit such an extraordinary cirMr. URBAN,
cumstance, even if the illustrious N your Vol. LXXX. p. 535, ! find Mountmorencies themselves were to Law, Physick, and Musick, have pre- assert, that the noble funilies of cedence of Esquires. That Doctors Grosvenor, Seymour, Cavendish, Clifin general take place of Esquires 19 ford, Moore, Egerton, Neville, and Well known, but as to Doctors of an hundred others, are all now ceuMusick in particular, as all Musters tered in a single representative. of Arts have precedence of those Doc- It is well known, and can be stated tors, will it not follow that if Doctors without fear of controversion, that of Musick precede Esquires, Masters there were many lines of the French of Arts ought also to take place of stock from which several families them? I allude to real Esquires, pot proceeded, and whose names bear : to those upstarts who have chosen close avalogy of soup, and which fato distinguish themselves by that milies seated themselves, after being title.
long severed from the patriarchal stem, Yours, &c. OXONIENSIS. in this and the sister kingdom, ante
cedent, circiter, and subsequent to St. Paul, then is our faith and hope the Conquest.
vain. Alas! well may the Methodists M. M. M. says, that Meares or triumph in the indolence of the EstaMarres, &c. cannot belong to the blished Clergy! Morresfamily, because since the settle- I wish to be inforined if any of your ment of the latter in Ireland, they had Correspondents know of an excellent no collaterals, and that in fact there plain little book, intituled The Comare “only four solitary heads" of it; municant's Assistant, printed and sold but this is no proof that other fami- by H. Kent, Finch-lane, 1753 ; with lies may not, as I said before, have an Appendix in two parts, containing sprung from the same root. By this a Dissertation upon the principal mode of reasoning, your Cørrespond. errors committed in the time of Divine ent would say that no Seymours were Service, both in the Church and out related to one another but those of it, by Protestants of the Church who proceed from the Protector: now of England ; and a Postscript, wherein how false would this be, for there are is shewn briefly the duty of Churchi. by far a greater number of Seymours wardens. It would be a deed of chawho derive from the Protector's an- rity to re-print it, as I think, on the cestors, than from the Protector him- whole, I never saw a book so well self. This method of arguing is too adapted to inform and persuade the confined, and would destroy many an lower class to the duty of communiexisting line of antient nobility. cating. It is excellent on the yarious
I have now, I trust, said sufficient indecorums too generally committed to convince any person disposed to in the time of Service, as sitting at be convinced, and ten times more than prayer, whispering, or other inattensufficient for a person resolved to re- tions, improper dress - on this head main obstinate error: so here [ I was sorry to hear that a girl's cha shall let the matter rest.
rity-school appeared at St. Paul's on Yours, &c.
S. the Anniversary, decorated with neck
laces. I was under the dome; but I Mr. URBAN,
July 2. did not observe that particular school, AN
N old friend visiting me lately out though I saw too many unnecessarily
of the country, informed me, decked out with gaudy ribbands, which that he had heard Prayers on Week. I hoped was left off by all. days were left off in all or most of the Yours, &c.
E. London Churches : even in Passionweck the Churches were shut. This, Mr. URBAN, Cambridge, July 3. he said, put him almost in a rage with Mitt ko ume of his Æschylus, the Relator, whom he supposed to have forged a monstrous falschood to speaks of four MSS. as having been vilify the London Clergy. I shook now for the irst time collated ; and
head, and feared it was too sadly elsewhere mentions that the collation true. But as he wished to sce the in- of two of these had been sent him, terior of some of the City Churches, and that he had collated the other two I proposed going on Ascension-day, himself. The remark of the Edinwhen the parishes walk their bounds. burgh Reviewer is this; that “ Mr. We accordingly set oft. At the Me- Butler professes to have collated four tropolitan Church St. Mary-le-Bow, MSS. not previously consulted. Whethe Charity-Children were ranged in ther the four MSS.had been previously the vestibule; bul, on my trying the consulted or not, is not a matter of interior doors, the Beadle told me much importance, since consulting there would be no Service. We went and collating are different things.” next to several of the neighbouring Mr. Butler thinks it possible, that Churches, St. Mary Aldermary, St. Mr. Blomfield was with the Reviewer Antholin's, St. Mildred Poultry: all in the University Library when he shut! But looking into the Dutch examined the two MSS. collated by Church, Austin Friars, we found a Mr. Butler, and this may be called congregation met devouily to cele- consulting. Why the Reviewer chose brate this grand festival of the Chris- to use the word consult, it is in vain tian Church (and a sermon preached). to search; but, considering the lanSurely if Christ is not ascended as well guage of Mr. Butler, be ought to as risen, to borrow an argumcnt from have used the word collate, consider
ing too what he immediately after now entirely defaced. The fragments says of those two MSS. that they had in the window.contain a request to been collated in 1744 by Dr. Askew, pray for the soul of a man and his and considering that he thus meant to wife, who perhaps contributed the strip Mr. Butler of the honour of col- window. (Şee Fig. 4.) lating them for the first time. Mr. There is a Gallery at the West end, Butler, in justification, explains after erected and built at the sole charge this manner the collation of Dr. As of Mr. Samuel Armitage, citizen and kew and his own : that Dr. Askew col-girdler of London 1731, a good be. lated only one of those MSS. through- nefactor to this parish; and another out, and a part only of the other í Gallery at the bottom of the South that his collation either of the whole aile for singers and servants. of the one or of the part of the other The Font is octagon, with pannels was very imperfect; and that he, Mr. of niche work. Butler, collated them both throughout The Bishops of London had a Park with accuracy, even to the injury of here, now called The Woods, in which his eyesight in copying out of the latter Norden mentions a hill or fort called MS scholia, altogether neglected by Lodge Hill, seeming by the foundaDr. Askew. That Mr. Butler's collation to have been in old time a lodge tion of these MSS. is much more satis-' when the park was replenished with factory than that of Dr. Askew must deer; with the stones that came from be granted, but that he makes out a the ruins of which, the Church is said satisfactory claim to the title of First to have been built. In this Park was Collater must be denied : he would do a famous meeting of the Nobles, 10 well to alter the language of his Pre- Rich. II. 1387, in a hostile manner, face, and in his Conspectus the title to rid the King of the traitors he had of “ Codices à nobis collati." Dr.*. about him, Robert de Vere, Duke of Askew certainly collated one. Ireland, Alexander Neville, ArchbiYours, &c.
W. S. shop of York, and Michael de la Pole, P.S. The Regius Greek Professor, Earl of Suffolk, who, with others, had Mr. Monk, denies that he communi- conspired the deaths of the Duke of cated to Mr. Blomfield the remarks Gloucester, and the Earls of Arundel, on the review of the Oxford Strabo, Warwick, Derby, and Nottingham. and also that Mr. Blomfield knew of While the King amused them with his receiving them, but does not deny promises of dismissing his favourites that they were communicated to Mr. and remedying their grievances, the Blomfield ; the name of the person Duke of Ireland was advancing with who had received them being supo an army from Warwick to arrest them; pressed. See his letter to Mr: Butler. but, being met at Radcot-bridge in
Oxfordshire*, was entirely routed, MR. URBAN,
June 17. and obliged to quit the kingdom; by THE Parish Church of Hornsey, which means the King came again into in old records written Haringeye, oce took their revenge on their enemies t. curs early in the 14th century, in the The King had sent the Duke of Northregisters of the see of London, the umberland to Ryegate, to arrest the bishops of which are patrons of the Earl of Arundel ; but he not succeeda Rectory. It is an antient structure, ing, the Earl rode all night with his consisting of a Nave with two Ailes, army to Haringey Wood I, where he a Chancel, of the same pace with the found the Duke of Gloucester and Nave, and a square West Tower ; in' the Earl of Warwick with a considerthe West face of which are the fi- able force s. gures represented in the Plate (see For a niore particular account of Figs. 2 and 8); two angels holding this parish, see Mr. Lysons's Environs shields, with the see of Canterbury, of London, Vol. II. impaling, Gules, 3 escalops, with a Yours, &c.
D. H. goat's head above a fess Ori probably
* Camden's Britannia, Vol. I. p. 285, those of Warhan, who bore these
+ Rapin, Vol. IV. p. 415_418. arms, and was Bishop of London 1 Ad sylvam de Haringey, or Harynggeye. 1502_1504 : and round their feet are Walsingham, Ypod. Neustriæ, p. 342. scrolls, which once bore Inscriptions, Hista Angl. p. 330. GENT. Mag. July, 1810.