« PreviousContinue »
We are sorry to inform our Country Correspondent (as we have often told others) that the Queen Anne's Farthing (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 ter rible 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, be 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.
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.
Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer.
52- 57 28- 57 66
60 69 69
56 30,00 cloudy 57 29,90 fair 94 fair 61 ,97 fair 54, 90 fair 67 57 .95 fair 53 30,02 fair
,75 showery ,70 fair
08 fair 62 29,98 fair 63 66 6+ ,90 rain
77 63 30,20 fair
14 fair 66 29,87 fair ,90 fair Ifair
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,
For JUL Y, 1814.
The sum total, for three months,
BY the kindness of a worthy Friend appears by the following acquittal:
who is at this time Master of the 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 Antiquaries, 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 on four sides of a strong foolscap sheet of paper, folded lengthways; and is thus titled,
"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 monoceratis, ex mandato Reginæ, pro D'nå 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 baptizatus est filius D'ni Richardi Knightly militis, iis. vid."
Gargles occur frequently, and now and then bysteric and diuretic medicines; but I forbear to look too minutely into the prescriptions for a Virgin Queen. Articles of perfumery also are numerous, particularly "Suffitus odoriferus" and "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 canaculo), in the Wardrobe, in the Laundry, and for Richmond Palace, "pro domo Richemount."
Receyved the vth day of December
1588, of the right ho. Sr Thom's Henneage Knight, Thr'er of her Maties Chamber, by force hereo, iiiiiiil. viiis. viiid. HUGO MORGAN, Pharmacopæus.' Yours, &c. CARADOC.
Mr. URBAN, July 5. to AntiNaddition to the Biographical ac
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 busband, 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 Anecdotes" will permit me to correct a single word in his vol. VIII. p. 88. The avowed Author of "TheTyphthora" was the Rev. Martyn Madan, Chaplain to the Lock Hospital; elder brother to the late venerable Bishop of Peterborough, who (as his 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 Archdeacon 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 Rev. 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 de signed 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.)
2.JOSEPHI JOWETT, LL. D. Avlae Trinitensis olim Socii, Jvris Civilis in Academia Cantabrigiensi Professoris Regii.
In eo inerant
ingenii acvmen, literae diligentia,
et incorrypta probitas.
per xxxi annos
Nihil avt honoris avt emolvmenti
merendo ea quam ferendo insignior. His dotibvs virtvtibvsqve ornate accessit,
ceterarvm decvs et fvndamentvi,
Fidei Evangelicae, qvalem Ecclesia Anglicana semper exhi bverit,
propugnator fvit acerrimvs,
vel excolendis vel commendandis, perspexit et docvit qvantvm religioni optime 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, cvjvs colleqvio, consilio, benevolentia, brevi nobis frvi lievit : Ita tva in terris vestigia premamvs,
Mr. URBAN, Islington, July 24. Bman's Magazine, and very fond
EING an old reader of the Gentle
of all kinds of literary anecdotes and controversy, I take the liberty of send ing 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 th 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 on 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 inade One of your anonymousCorrespond public with propriety, T. E. B. can ents, who pretends to set at rest the have but very poor reasons for keepcontroversy about the Man in the Ironing it to himself. After all, it is not Mask, is of opinion, that the real Ju- improbable, that the knowledge of aius has not as yet been pointed out; both respecting Junius may be as and tells us, that " perhaps if he were trifling as that of several others who to give himself a little pains, he should have lately given themselves many be equally fortunate as to the person airs on the subject. Many of Junius."-It is rather cruel of this mysteries to give themselves in very acute gentleman to tantalize us taken importance; and prudently reby putting the cup in this manner to main silent, lest, in the end, the mighty our lips without allowing as to taste labour of the mountain should termiit. Pray beg of him, Mr. Urban, in nate in the production of a mouse.
the name of all the seekers after Ju
nius, 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 Cor. respondent, who signs L. R. I. (vol. LXXXIII. Part I. 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 hint 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 book collectors 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 somė 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 pointing 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 any how he obtained his informa tion, I will give all the information in
power."Now, as Mr. Philo-Jumis first throw down the gauntlet, I think you will agree with me, Sir,
The West of England Member of Parliament, who informed 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, thân 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 writing, and which, the writer of the paragraph says, was within his own knowledge, had strongly impressed his mind, at that time, with a belief, that a clergyman of the name of Rosenhagen, then in Lord Shelburne's family, was possessed of the secret of Junius. Now, Mr. Urban, I cannot for the life of me conceive, what was the writer's object in sending you this paragraph. Why did be 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 solema 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