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If this does not sell, I shall be obliged Moulds for casting, and all the appato sacrifice a small patrimony, which ratus for Printing, were made in my brings mein 741. a year, to this business own Shops.” of Printing, which I am heartily tired of, and repent I ever attempted. It


Dec. 6. is surely a particular hardship, that I Tulad kamerstone, knt.

although should not get bread in my own country and it is too late to go very slight, may possibly be of some abroad) after having acquired the service to your Correspondent Antireputation of excelling in the most quarius, who enquires after him, in useful art known to mankind; while p. 426. every one who excels as a Player, The Fulmerstones appear to have Fiddler, Dancer, &c. not only lives been a Norfolk family, where they in affluence, but has it in their were seated many years previous to power to save a fortune.

the time of Sir Richard. In 1479, “I have sent a few specimens (same Robert Fulmerston, of Stow, was one as the inclosed) to the Courts of of the feoffees of Henry Bixle, of Russia and Deumark, and shall en Thetford, of and in Ladies Manor, deavour to do the same to most of the in Rockland Tofts, in the county of Courts in Europe ; in hopes of finding Norfolk ; and in 1494, Robert Pulin some one of them, a purchaser of merston, and others, his co-feoffees, the whole schemie, on the condition held their first court for that manor, of my never attempting another type, which, in 1498, they conveyed to I'was saying this to a particular friend, others. who reproached me with not giving Sir Richard himself was, probably, my own country the preference, as a native of Norfolk ; and born at or it would (he was pleased to say) be a in the neighbourhood of Lopham : national reproach to lose it: I told for in 1566, Thomas Fulmerstone, him, nothing but the greatest neces his relation, resided in that parish, sity would put me upon its and even and had two sons, Thomas and Rithen I should resign it with the ut- chard, and a brother, Christopher, most reluctance. He observed, the who had a son named John. Sir Parliament had given a handsome Richard was Marslial oi the King's premium for a great Medicine ; and, Bench in the time of Edward V I.; as he doubted not, if my affair was pro- appears by an original grant in the perly brought before the House of hands of Mr. Le Neve, from Thomas Commons, but some regard would Duke of Norfolk, of that office, to be paid to it. I replyed, 1 durst not Thomas Gaudy, esq. of Gaudy-hall, presume io petition the House, unless son of Thomas Gaudy, serjeant-atencouraged by some of the Members, law, deceased, dated Nov. 25, 4 Eliz. wbo might do me the honor to pro

After the Dissolution of the Momote it; of which I saw not the nasteries, the subject of these oliserleast hopes.

vations appears to have obtained “ Thus, Sir, I have taken the grants of many lands, &c. belonging liberty of laying before you my lately to those houses, · In 1537, the affairs, without the least aggrava- King leased the site of the Nuns in tion ; aod humbly hope your pa- Thetford, to Richard Fulmerston, tronage: To whom can I apply for of Ipswich, gent. for 21 years ; and protection, but the Great, who in 1540, he had an absolute grant of alone have it in their power to serve

it. He soon afterwards turned the me ?

Church of this Religious House into “ I rely on your candor as a Lover lodgings, and other convenient rooms, of the Arts, to excuse this presump and went himself to live there. tion in

On the 29th March, 29 Henry Vill. “ Your most obedient

he had a grant of the site of the " and most humble Servant, Monastery of Weybridge, in Norfolk,

66 John BASKERVILLE. with all the manors belonging thereto. "P.S. The folding of the Specimens. On the 31st of July, 2 Edw. VI. Ed. will be taken out, by laying them a ward Duke of Somerset conveyed short time between damped papers. to bim the manor of Thetford, in. -N, B. The lok, Presses, Cbases, Norfolk ; and by indenlure, dated

4 and 5 Philip and Mary, Thomas Sir Richard was a great benefactor Duke of Norfolk sold to him the to the borough of Thetford, and by manors of Elden and Staves in Suf- his will directed that his executors folk, and the advowson of Elden, &c. should erect a Free Grammar School and Sparebill manor and warren in within 7 years after his decease, upon Norfolk, in exchange for other lands. two pieces of ground called Trinity He had also grants of other manors, Church-yard and Black Friars yard : lands, &c. in Norfolk, late the pro- also a dwelling for a school-master perty of the dissolved Monasteries, and usher: and towards the maintepart of which he sold during bis life nance of the master, usher, &c. he time, and part were enjoyed by his settled certain lands and tenements descendants.

in Croxton, value yearly £35. The Sir Richard received the honour of inscriptions on the School-gate and knighthood between the years 1557 usher's house, will declare what was and 1565. He married Alice

done in furtherance of his bequest. by whom he had a daughter Frances, Sir Gilbert Dethick, by patent aged at his death 28 years, and mar dated July 15, 2 and 3 Ph. and Mary, ried to Edward Clere, esq. (son and granted to Richard Fulmerston this heir of Sir John Clere, of Ormesby, coat. Or, ou a fess Az. a rose bein the county of Norfolk, k nt.) who in tween two garbs Gules, between 3 her right became heir of Sir Richard's sea mews of the 2d, beaked and memgreat possessions. By bis will, which bered of the 3d. Crest, a goat's is dated Jan. 23, 1566, he directed bead erased Az. plated A. horned and his body to be buried in the parish- bearded Or, holding in his mouth an church of St. Mary in Theiford, on eglantine branch, Vert, flowered Arg. the North side of the chapel there, Frances, the daughter of Sir Riwithout pomp and vain-glory. He chard, died in 1579. died Feb. 3, 9 Eliz, and lies interred in the said church, under a large The following I have heard called tomb of free-stone, with an inscrip- Lord Pembroke's Receipt for making tion thereon, which your Correspond- Port Wine (see p. 428.) ent will probably be able to read, 1 Hogshead of best Cyder. although the tomb is, or not long ago 10 Galloas of Brandy. was, hid by pews, except the slab, lb. of Cochiueal. and West end. The inscription is on { lb. of Alum. M. f. the North side.

Yours, &c.

D. Y. Sir Richard died seised of the house and site of the Church of Mr. URBAN, Millman-place, Nov.24. St. Sepulchre, or Canons in Thet


HAVE recently read a letter in ford, with free warren, foldcourse, p. 332, signed P. P. and dated 14th and other lands, holden of the King of October, wherein it is boldly asby one knight's fee, and 31s. 8d. rent, serted, “ that the publick are, now, worth then € 15. 8s.

decidedly averse to Vaccination." of the house and site of the late The contrary is known to be the facts Friers Preachers in Thetford, called not only in this, but in other counthe Hospital of God's House, worth tries. In France, the Central Com48. 7d.

mittee have published, officially, of the house and site of the Au- their implicit reliance, so late as May gustine Friars and St John's Chap- last, signed by the President and pel in Thetford, worth 18s. 11 d. 14 professional men, and regularly

Of the manor of Elvedon or Elden, attested by their Secretary. worth €26. 148. 2d.

Believe me, Sir, I should not have Of the manor of Elvedon Monckes given this letter a second thought, Hall, and Staynes in Elveden, and bad I not observed, in the first parathe advowson of the Church there, graph, a more than common hardi. &c. worth £29.

hood; and, as it shall turn out, a Of the manor or warren of Snarehill, more than common audacity. It is and divers lands, &c. in Croxton and there roundly asserted, “ that a former Snarebill, &c. worth 20.

opinion of a Mr. Birch, on the final With divers other lands, &c. in cessation of Vaccination, is now veNorfolk and Suffolk.

rified ;” and two reasons are assigned.


First,“ that the Discoverer (of course time after, I was under the necessity Dr. Jenner) has deserted the post as of moving, with my family, for a signed him by the College ;” and few months to Cheltenham, where, secondly, “that he has acknowledged for various reasons, I found it inconthe inoculation of his own child with venient to resume my operations. I the Small Pox." The whole letter had not been long there, before this stands or falls on the truth or false- child was exposed to the Small Pox, hood of this paragraph..

and in such a way as left no doubt Confident as was, from the ge- upon my mind of his being infected. neral tenour of Dr. Jenner's conduct, As I went, determined not to vaccinate that the whole was, at least, founded during my sbort stay at Cheltenham on erroneous information; I never this year (observe it was so long ago theless, though wholly unacquainted as 1798) I took no Vaccine matter with him, immediately determined with me. What then was to be done? on addressing him, at Berkeley, on Surely there was no alternative, but the subject. I abstracted the first his immediate inoculation, which was paragraph, and with every apology, done by Mr. C'other, one of the suras I hope, entreated he would answer geons there, who is since dead; but the three following questions, which there are many persons living who I drew up strong!y, to embrace a witnessed the fact, as well as myself.” complete refutation. The answers 'Thirdly. " With respect to your I received are candid, explicit, and third question, I have the happiness open ; and as it was spontaneously to assure you, that my present opioffered me to make any extract I nions of Vaccination are precisely the pleased, I shall avail myself of the same as when I made the discovery opportunity, to answer the questions known. Had they stood in need of in the Doctor's own words.

additional force, it must have been The questions put were; viz. obtained by the general testimony of

First. Did you ever hold any post the World in its lavour. This enables or situation under the College ? and, me to say, that wherever Vaccination if you did, why dill you desert-it? is universally adopted, there the

Secondly. Did you ever inoculate Small Pox ceases to exist.” your own son with the Smail Pox? As I have no wish beyond allaying and, if you did, what were your rea and doing away those disquietudes, I sons ?

am sorry to say, P. P.'s letter is likely Thirdly. Are your opinions, as for to cause; for the present, I will not merly declared and written, enter suffer myself to believe, but that tlie tained, after the same manner, lo whole has originated in a temporary this moment, and with equal force? playfulness of mind ; and which, of

The answers received were as fol course, did not calculate on the mis• lows, verbatim.

chievous effects therefrom to arise : First. “I never held any situation, thereby leaving open the path by whatever, under the College. I was which P. P. may cardidly and horivminuted Director of the National Bourably relieve bimself of those Vaccine Establishment; but did not raisrepresentations, that I, with a accept the office.”

regard to truth, lave felt, and do feel Secondly. My two eldest childlmyself, bound to sce uninasked. reu were inoculated with the Small

Yours, &c. JAMES TAYLOR Pox, before I began to inoculate for the Cow Pox. My youngest son, Robert F. Jenner, was born soon after Mr. URBAN,

Nov. 26. my experiments , N 332, your Correspondent

P. P. with several others, exactly in the Readers, vainly I hope, with his own same way, and with lymph taken prejudices against the Cow Pock. from the same pustule, as the rest ; To oppugn the efforts of this puny but the appearance, excited by its assailant, i beg leave to refer to the insertion, produced an ctfect that. Third Report of the Nottingham Jasted two or three days only, and Vaccine Institution *, by which it then died away. By referring to my first work on the Cow Pox, you will * Edinburgh Medical and Surgical see bis case montioned. In a short Journal, vol. VI. p. 383.


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appears, that the Small Pox, in a very With these, and many more such. virulent form, has lately prevailed in facts staring him in the face, your that town :

Correspondent P. P. can entertain but The beginning of the Epulemic was very faint hopes of injuring the prac. clearly traced to the neighbouring villages, tice of Vaccination ; where the contagion hal long been indu ja triously supported by the baneful pructice of

injurioso nec pede proruet Small Por Inoculation."

STANTEM COLUMNAM." “ 460 persons had the Small Pox during Your Correspondent is acquainted the prevalence of the Epidemic; out of with Mr. Birch's publications : from which number, 131 died, being in the

them he bas probably learned to proportion of 2 in 7 of those afflicted

consider this pestilential disease with the disease."

“ 20 children were inoculated for Small (the Small Pox) as a merciful proviPox; of which nuinber, one died.”

sion or the part of Providence, to During the eight months that this

lessen the burther of a poor man's Epidemic Small Pox prevailed in the family * ;' and having used his endeatown, 1012 persons were vaccinated by vours to prevent us from preserving the Institution, 86 of whom had been ex our children, he likewise seems very posed to Small Pox in the same habita- desirous of taking due care, that we tion, for inany days previous. The Small

may not too long be encumbered 'with Pox in 33 of them, was, by this method,

our wives; and therefore he wishes altogether prevented. in 46, the Small to deprive them of the assistance of Pox and Cow Pock acted on the constitu

Hien-midwives. For those who have no tion at the same time ; in all these cases,

such desire, it may be sufficient to say, the Small Pox was particularly mild : and

that the Bills of Mortality shew a diin 7 persons only did the Cow Pock fait to take effect ; in these the Small Pox

minution of deaths in child-bed, in the proceeded as usual.”

proportion of about 4 to 1, since the It is plain, therefore, from the practice of Midwifery has passed from above statement, that independent of the hands of Women into those of the 86 persons who were vaccinated a pretty convinciog proof of after exposure to Small Pox conta the advantage which our wives have. gion, 926 persons were preserved

derived from the change. from the hazard of this destructive Yours, &c.

0.0, mal dy, by the kindly process of Vaccination. Had these 926 persons Mr. URBAN,

Nov. 23. taken the Small Pox naturally, 262

LLOW me to offer a correction. would, according to the above com

or two in a Life of the late Biputation, have died of it; so that the

shop of London, which has lately afte inhabitants of Nottingham are in-peared by a Layman. Though it may debled to Vaccination for preserving not, perhaps, be absolutely necessary, 262 of their number from death, in

that a Biographer should be intithe short period of eight months.

mately acquainted with the subject Verily, the Undertakers of Notting of his work, yet that he should pos ham have great reason to be dissalis

sess some knowledge of him whose fied with the Cow Pock.

character and opinions he professes to The same Report informs us, that

delineate, will not, I conceive, be by the Vaccine Institution at Notting questioned. The work does not apham, 2784 persons have been vacci

pear to be ill written ; and I ain nated : of these, one was not secured

willing to give the author credit for from the virulence of the Small Pox contagion, but took the disease, and when he speaks of the good Bishop's

good intention, in publishing it; yet, died. If, therefore, one failure out of 2734 cases, ought to set aside this lowering form and figure, p. 259, 'it

is scarcely possible to conceive, that beneficial practice, I have no more

he could ever have seen him; as to to say in ils favour. Let it, however,

all your Readers who have, it can be recollected, that had these 2781

scarcely necessary to observe, persons taken the Small Pox naturally,

that he was a short, thin, delicate at least 600 would have died of ii; and had they all been inoculated for the Small Pox, at least 27 would have

* « Serious Reasons for uniformly obdied of it, whereas the loss now is jecting to the Practice of Vaccination, by only one.

John Dirch,” &c. p. 28.



At p. 242, it is also said: quired after. He certainly impaled “ His (the Bishop's) person was tall the Royal arms of France with a and commanding.”

small baton, similar to that borne What is said also of the Bishop's under the old Government, by the fondness for puns, and in proportion Princes Legitimés de France.” to their badness, is doubiless exag- Whom he married, I cannot inform gerated.

your Correspondeut, but it certainly The author quoting the beau was not an English lady, as no family tiful admonition, “Remember thy in this country bears those arms. in Creator in the days of thy youth,' France, several noble faniilies quaras from the Book of Proverbs, instead tered the Royal achievement, bore of from Ecclesiastes, may,


suppose, them in a canton, on a chief, or with be forgiven, as coming from a Lay difference, as do some of our great

English families (Manners, Beaufort, There is another assertion in this

Seymour, &c.) for particular services, work, which I shall be most happy or illustrious descent; but this bearing to find, from the admiration in which was simply " France,” not as av aug. I hold every thing that has proceeded mentation, but as a coat, therefore I from his pen, is not a mistake also ; cannot help thinking, he allied bimbut which, I much fear, be, and all self by marriage to the Blood Royal. of us, shall be convinced is one it is, May I intrude a few words more on that the Bishop has left many valuable the subject of the fleur-de-lis ? All manuscripts for publication by his old authors speak of it as originally a executor; as I have heard with much flower. Chaucer says : regret, from an authority which I

“ His necke was white as the fleur de lys." cannot doubt, that, from that excess of difiidence which characterised the There is a curious legend concerning whole of this most respectable man's it in the Boke of St. Alban's ; and deportment, he destroyed the greater the Regal motto, Lilia non laborant, part of his papers, previous to liis neque nent, plainly ivdicates, that it translation to a state he had so uni was considered as a flower by French formly cudeavoured to render himself Heralds ; and in the old time before deserving of ; and that very little, if them. Nat. OR WAVE, D.D. any thing, which is not already before the publick, will appear in the Edi Mr. URBAN, Shudwell, Aug. 2). the poof his works, which will be Wieless, pendant 10 my tomashortly published by the Rev. Mr. Hodgson : and, as a Life of the Bi- hawk stuck in the trunk of a tree, shop, to be prefixed to that Edition, whose size and age made it appear alby Mr. Hodgson, has long been most coeval with Time itself, I unannounced as forthcoming, this by a fortunately fell into a reverie, that Layman might as well have been might have been of dangerous consealtogether omitte:.

quence; for the razor making several Yours, &c.

severe and deep incisions, produced a An old occasional Correspondent, Aow that soor convinced me I must

R. E. R. cease to wander, and attend to the

business under hand. It was on a Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 10. Sunday morning, that we run the “A

Reader for a Quarter of a boat's' stern on shore ; and I sprung

Century" enumerates, p. 418, out of her 'on a spot where, I then several English families, wbose arms, fancied, and still believe, the foot of he says, may be mistaken for those of

man never trod before. This circumthe last Monarchy of France. Those stance set my imagination afloat, and of Guildford, Lisburne, De Burgh, produced queries in my mind, which Dysart, and Wood of Gloucestershire, can afford ihe most intellectual plea, have very little resemblance, if any ; sure: to staod where man never stood and the fleur-de-lis, in the arms of before ? or traverse that spot where

Lord Newborough, are the first man dwelt? being in the same yellow. There was an officer of the parallel of Latitude, and just one half name of Carmichael, serving in the the world from it in Longitude, or guards of Louis XIV. who was, most near about it. Fancy, with ber airy probably, the Major Carinichael en. wings, wafted me from the spot



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