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Aod the Southern inhabitants of mentions, have never arrived at it. our Isle, not to be, out-done in the I know several persons who have pathetic, have in Fareham Churchbeen at great pains to avoid it; but yard, Hants, the following: not one, who, duly qualified, was “ In Fareham-harbour I was drown'd, ever disappointed in attaining this And for three days could not be found : high office, when it became an object At last, with grapples and with care, of honourable ambition.
I was dragg'd up, and buried here." Instances have been known, of the Aud these, with the well-known dissuccession of Sheriffs being so con tich to be found in every direction, of trived, as to keep the Under-Sheriff " AMiction sore long time I bore, alty in one channel. This is scanda Physicians were in vain," lous ; and, I hope, rare. Still more constitute the ground on which I rare, I believe, are instances of furnished my preceding reflection. Political reasons having any influence As some of your Readers may rein the nomination of Sheriffs.
collect their boyish days at HarrowYours, &c.
L. school, perhaps the following epitaph
in the Church-yarıl, on two brothers, Mr. URBAN,
may also come to their remembrance. Shadwell, Aug. 22. THE Love of our Country is a
“ How blest are these brothers, bereft
Of all that could burthen the mind; feeling that must ever be held jn esteem, and venerated ; and I per
How easy, the souls that have left
Their wearisome bodies behind. suade myself this amor patriæ is nowhere more deeply felt than in the
Of evil incapable those bosoms of those who have been
Whose relicks with envy I see, deprived of her protection, or at
No longer in misery now, distance from home. The story of
No longer are sinners like me. the Pewter Spoon with London upon
Thus each is afflicted no more it, and its effects on the feelings of
With sickness, or shaken with pain ;
The war with their flesh, it is o'er, Captains Gore and Clark, with their
And never shall vex them again.” officers at Kanıskatka, is well known
In Farminghain Church-yard, Kent: Another truth I will obtrude, that “Ye giddy youth, who tread life's flow'ry useful lessons are to be found for
path, reflection and improveinent to travel
With serious thought awhile his dust survey, ers at home, by visiting our Church. No pompous tities did adorn his birth,
But noble virtue, mixt with humble earth. yards; and, although I cannot be
This caution leurn, since such the life of slow praise on the cemeteries within
man, the Bills of Mortality (but much to
Short and precarious is its narrow span, the contrary) yet there are those that
That we, with him to taste celestial bliss, do credit to the parishes to which they Like Balaam pray, our life may end like belong; and this conduct secins to his." be justified by aotiquity: for, say some Yours, &c.
T. W. antient hcroes, “ We will meet thee at the tombs of our fathers."
N Dr. Clarke's Travels in Russia, as we find the “poetic fire" on gravestones, there is much to be learned; Officer called “the Starosla," who and we can sinile at some, as the fol- is stated by the author to be “an lowing two will prove (and quoted Officer resembling the antient Bailiff from memory); the other iwo lines of an English village." immediately after, do not fail to in I should be obliged to any of your culcate this useful truth, “ that affic Readers who will favour us with an tions are the lot of man, and that account of this latter Officer, his medical aid cannot secure wortals appointment, and duties, and when froin their doom.”
I have now before me In Fife-shire, North Britain, is to
a “Patent of Clarke of the Markett, be read as follows:
and Bailiff of the Liberties,” of a “ Here lieth I, killed by a Sky
very obscure village, granted to an Rocket in my eye, aged Forty.”
ancestor of mine, under an Ecclesiastical Corporation, in 1658. T.S.
Simple, and sometimes loodigrave. I frequent hention is made of an
Dec. 1. old armed chair, still remaining in it, I
SEND you a View, by the late is shewn by the landlord with parti
Mr. Jacob Schnebbelie, of a small cular satisfaction, as that in which it public-house at Whittington, in Der- is said the Earl of Devonshire sat; and byshire, which has been handed down he tells with equal pleasure, how to posterity for above a century, under it was visited by his descendants, and the honourable appellation of “ The. the descendants of his associates, in Revolution House” (see Plate II.) the year 1788. Some new rooms, It obtained that name from the acci- for the better accommodation of dental meeting of two noble person customers, were
ded about 20 years ages, Thomas Osborne Earl Danby, and William Cavendish Earl A particular and an animated ac of Devonshire, with a third person, count of the commemoration of this Mr. John D'Arcy privately one great event on this spot, Nov.5, 1788, morning, 1688, upon Whittington will be found in your vol. LVIII. pp. Moor, as a middle place between 1020-1022. On that day was deliChatsworth, Kniveton, and Aston, vered in the Church of Whitting their respective residences, to consuli ton **, to an audience that greatly about the Revolution, then in agi- overflowed its narrow dimensions, tation t; but a shower of rain hap- with all the energy that the subject pening to fall, they removed to the demanded, a Sermon from these village for shelter, and finished their striking words, “ This is the day conversation at a public-house there, which the Lord hath made: we will the sign of the Cock and Pyvot 1. be glad, and rejoice in it ++,” by the
The part assigned to the Earl of late learned and worthy rector, the Danby was, to surprize York; in Rev. Dr. Samuel Pegge, then in his which he succeeded : after which, 85th year. the Earl of Devonshire was to take Yours, &c.
D. H. measures at Nottingham, where the Declaration for a free Parliament,
Mr. URDAN, Bridgwater, Somerset, which he, at the head of a number of
Dec, 6. gentlemen of Derbyshire, had signed ROMAN Coin, which
a ppears to nobility, gentry, and commonalty, of in other respects a subject of curiothe Northern counties, assembled sity, was lately ploughed up in a field, there for the defence of the laws, in the hainlet of Suttou Mallett, on religion, and properties. The suc. the North edge of King's Sedgmoor cess of these measures is well koown; in this county, the particulars of and to the concurrence of these which I send you for insertion in your Patriots with the proceedings in Magazine, if you thiak proper; and favour of the Prioce of Orange
io the I doubt not but an exposition of it West, is this Nation indebted for the will be gratifying to many of your establishment of her rights and liber- Readers, if any person acquainted ties at the glorious Revolution. with the subject will favour them
Th cottage here represented 1 with it. · The Coin is of silver, the stands at the point where the road size of a Denarius, and weighs 53 from Chesterfield divides into two grains. On the side which I take to branches, to Sheffield and Rotherham. be the Reverse, is a bust, wearing a The rooin where the Noblemen sat
kind of cap, not unlike a turreted is 15 feet by 12 feet 10, and is to this day crown, having three points, or rays, called The Plotting Parlour. The appearing erect from its margiu ; two
* It appears, from traditional accounts, that Lord Delamere, an ancestor of the present Earl of Stamford and Warringtony, was also at this meeting. Edit. + Kennett.
A provincial name for a Magpie.
|| Deering's Nottingham, p. 258. Another View of the Rerolution-house, from a drawing by the late Majør Rooke, will be found in our vol. LIX. p. 124, together with “ A Narrative of what passed at this House, 1688," written by the Rev. Dr. Pegge. Edit.
** The Church of Whittington is engraved in vol. LXXIX. p. 1021, and the Rectory House, in the second part of our present volume, p. 217. EDIT,
++ Psalm çxviii. 24.
shorter ones of like.description being who had the promotion of a Curule Ædilebetween them. There is a pellet ship ; and, consequently, in virtùe of before the bust, and the legend (es. his office, had the care of the Megalensian tianus behind it; the whole encircled Games celebrated in honour of Cybele; with an ornamental slender wreath. as R. A. may see by turning to the article On the Obverse is a Curule chair, PLAETORIA, in the second volume aboveand what I take to be a sheep lying neations of ten Silver Denarii of the same
mentioned. There he may see the delion its back thereon, with a fish
family, with no other difference, than that hanging by it. The legend is m.
of the Mint-master's marks; viz. a spake, PLAETORIUS. AED. CVR. Exergue, $. c.;
crab, palm, wing, a military standard, and these encircled by a wreath, as a star in a crescent, &c. in the place where above described.
I obserre a fish in his impression, in which I have seen an account of a Copper I can discover no vestige of a sheep, &c. Coin, much like the preceding ; hav The legends, on both sides, the same in ing M. PLAETORI. CEST. on one side, them all. and P. CORSINI. with a bust, on the
The small Brass Coin of D. N. Const. other. It is given somewhere in the
&c. with the inscription of FELIX TEMPhilosophical Transactions; and I PORUM REPARATIO, is a very common one,
C. think it is there said, that “the M. Plætorius mentioned, was Questor to Brutus, one of Cæsar's murderers ;" Mr. URBAN,
Dec. 26. but I can find no M. Plætorius recorded as a Curule Ædile, for any but the Edinburgh Review, in which the 392d year of Rome. Pliny in the critique upon the Cambridge ediforms us, however, that Silver was tion of Æschylus appeared, and likepot coined in Rome, till about the wise the pamphlet addressed to the of that City.
Rev.J.C.Blomfield, in answer thereto, Yours, &c.
R. A. I felt some interest in the discussion ; P.S. As I am on the subject of and, as I had occasion hastily to look Coins, I will take the opportunity to over some parts of Æschylus, I made mention, that Mr. Dupcombe, in his use of the two voluines published by • Select Works of the Emperor Mr: Butler; and shall feel happy if Julian," vol. I. p. 278, in a note, any remarks I can make, should give mentions a' Coin belonging to Christ pleasure to any of your Readers. Church, Canterbury, having a head, That Mr. Butler has sabjoined a most with the inscription, DN. CONSTANTI. copious collection of amolativns, all and on the Obverse, a warrior on sides agree; the utilily of thiem, and foot, directing his javelin against a their arrangement, alone have been borseman, with his horse falling to called in question. I cannot but conthe ground-FEL. TEMP..... which fess that the text of Stanley, inserted is thought to be a Coin of the Em- by Mr. Butler, renders a continual peror Julian, because,” says the reference to the votes and various Expositor, " I find no such of either readings, absolutely requisite to elicit of the Constantines," &c. This Coin some sepse ; and, as the notes in the is of Constantius. I have one of present edition, from their number, that Emperor, exactly as above couid not have been printed under described, only the legend of the the text, a considerable time must Reverse is perfect, FEL. TEMP. REPA- elapse in the perusal, especially as
Stanley's notes, the Variantes Lec*** The Denarius, sufficiently ascer tiones, and the notes of Mr. B. and tained by R. A. is a Coin of the Roman others, are all three placed separate, family PLAETORIA, and not a very rare besides the Scholia. In fact, from oné, as it differs in nothing, excepting
my own experience, I cannot help merely the Mint mark, froin ten others of thinking, that Mr. Botter's edition is the same family, ininutely described in Morell's “ Thesaurus Numismaticus,"
well adapted for a discerning Scholar, vol. I. p. 325, et seqq. and accurately
who has plenty of time to spend on delineated in the second volume of the
Critical and Philological studies ; same work. It seems to me just sufficient but that it requires too much labour to say, that the turreted head represents and time for the universality of the Cybele, their Magna Mater Deorum; and Under-graduates of either of the the Sella Curulis on the other side denotes English Universities, or for any comthe dignity of one of the Plaetoriau family, mon reader. It is neatly priqted,