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Mr. URBAN, Dec. 10. try, for the propagation and proEPORT says, that those vast motion of useful arts and sciences;

improvements of Temple Bar we hope you will allow it to be the and Snow Hill are to be succeeded Medium for informing the publick by others, of not less importance of the following Society, intended to a large trading City:-There is for the advancement of British Exprobably more than report on this tomology, under the name of the Tubject; but some of your Country AURELIAN Society. Readers, as well as others, would Any person withing to become a be glad to know how the fact is; member of this Society muft poimy old friend Transfer, who pass'd sess a collection of British Lepidopnear 40 years from Blow-bladder- tera, from which he inust give up ftreet to Jonathan's, now enjoys to the Aurelian Cabinet, at leat the sweets of his labour, remote one specimen of every species in from cities.-Though thus removed his collection which that does not from the busy scene of action, hę poffefs. This facrifice, considering likes to see how the world wags. the very advanced state of the Cabia Wonder not, he "casts a longing, net, (the only one which nos lingering, look behind." Were your contains, or ever did contain, ali description accompanied with a the known British species, of the sketch of the plans and designs, it beautiful genus papilis,) can felda would produce information to thou- be great, and must evidently be sands; it would amuse, gratify, and come less and less; for it he hall delight, all over the globe. , immediately receive, from the pol.

In the Lord Mayor's bill of ex- sesfor, the fullest value of such arpences at Putney, in 1744, &c. ticles, either in rare insects, or maAt the Court of Conservancy, (vol. ney, if he choose to accept it; be LXXI. p. 420.) what are we to un shall also afterwards receive occk derstand by the officer in his lord- fional duplicates of scarce infects

, ship's train, named Common Hunt? which will continue to be colleded Is there such an officer now*? In both by purchase and personal inold maps of London, we see the dustry, to answer the claims of such Lord Mayor's Dog.kennel pointed Aurelians as may hereafter with to out, where, no doubt, he kept a have their names enrolled in the cry of Hounds, and I warrant you, annals of the Society. By these a mewe of Hawkes also. Dog- means, the Aureliau Cabinet wil house-bar, beyond Old-street, re- evidently advance toward the ftandtains the name to this day. This ard of perfection; and the collecofficer may still preside, for any tion of every member of the Society thing I know, over the annual fer- will likewise become increased tivities of Easter Monday on the both in number and value. Al Forest. In your vol. XXII. p. 475, members will have a right of ex. it is called City Hunt; the place amining the Cabinet as often as being declared vacant O&. 14, they plcase, for the purposes either 1752, on the death of Mr. May of pleasure or instruction. H:11, to whom it produced nearly

Jarozi & VARIOTSAT, sool. a year.'


Dec. 15 Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 12.

IN ; . 1l. " S your Miscellany has long Jortiu's mifiake, if foch it be, evidently

read "vol. ij." As to the nole, Dr. A

been the encouragement and support of all the various excellent Phenix, which, in p. 543 of rol. i, deb

arose from the title of No. xiv of the intitutions, established in this coun- fcribes the “ Narrative" alluded to as * Charles Cottcrel eiq. the prelent wor.

the work of “ Samuel Bretl, there prethy “Common Hunt," purchased that an.

fent." It may not be aniils to refer tient and very respectable office in 1786. some of your numerous seaders to the EDIT.

“Spectator," No. 495, by Addison.

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Mr. URBAN, Jan. 26, 1802. remains (see Plate I.), covering more FROM "ROM llythe (fee p. 1001), I fought than three acres of ground; and when

out the catile of Saliwood; which I came to its externai gate, how did I is ftuated about one mile to the with for the pencil and pen of yunit Neribward of the above rown, but is Architett! that its beauties might be on moli tides to encompatiid by hills, convered to polterity in those glowing or rising grounds, that it is teen but colours and words, which they 10 from lille distance on either lice. Gale loudly demand. Birt, as I could comfuppofes that the Romans had here à mand neither, rather than they fould fort, and that there was a prætorian fink unnoticed into oblivion, I deterway to it from Durviruum, and an- mined lo make the best use that I other from Durovernism; and, indeed, could of my own, every way fo infe-, remains of it are füill to be feen be- rior ones. The ground-plan of the calile tween it and Hythe. u 1036 it was · is ellip!ical; and the principal entrance given to Christ church in Canterbury, to the body of the edilice was originally by Halfden, in the presence of king firenzthened byanont-work,illuing from Cnute; and at the Conquest it was in the tides of the elliphis, and carried on, the polletion of Hugo de Montford, in a paraliel line, at the distance of who repaired the caiile, which is fuid about 200 feet from the grand portal.

have been fuft ereciers by El The greatelt part of this out-work is

or Olte, hing of Keni, in Iwo: demolilhed, excepting that its 488. By his fons, Robert de Mont- connexion with the principal wall, ford, being exiled, this and his other and its Northern gate, still remain 10elcates fell into the hands of llenry I. lem bly entire. Before we enter this and continued (in general) in the gate, we mufi observe and admire the Crown, till it was rettored, by king wonderful moat which surrounded the Jobin, in the fee of Canterbury, and whole, in breadth not lefs than 159, became one of the palaces of its arch- feet, and in depth more than 30, bithops. Archbishop, Courtney, in through which the-murmuring brook the reign of Richard II. repaired, en- fill winds its stream; and for which Jurged, and beautified the catile; and nothing appears wanting to enable it to the prefent remains are the work of his encircle is favourite walls, and spread hands. Archbishop Cranmer, alarıned its wide girdle around the whole at the envings and murinurs which scene, but its original barrier, which the poffeflion of such sumptuous either neglect or igporance lras now houtes exposed hiin to, conveyed it fivept away! This gate, I observed, again to the Crown, when it was given was originally defended by a drawby Henry VIII. 1o Thomas Cromwell, bridge, and the grove, in which the Earl of Eirex, on whose atiainder it ponderons portcullis once glided its reverted again to the king, and was fraine, is still entire. But when I apgranted, the 4th of Edward VI to John proached the grand entrance (fig. 4,) Dudley, Earl of Warwick. Afterwards what veneration and awe thrilled it pailed to Edward Fynes, lord Clinton; through my veins, to think I was and from him to Thomas Broadax, about to ask admittance where moefq.; then to Edward Monins, efq. who'narchs had been fumptuously enteralienated it to Mr. Reginald Knatchbull, tained * , and where fome of our greatwho finally conveyed it to Wm. Gib- est prelates had lived in regal state! I bon, gent. of Weltcliff. From him it knocked at the modern door, which, kecame the property of Norton with its puny accompaniments, fathed Knatchbull, of Nierthain, esq. who windows, serves to fill up the ftill spafold it to Robert Crannier, etq. of cious arch; how contemptible did its Chevening, whose daughter carried it puerile screechings found, compared in narriage to Sir Arthur Herrys; his to the late boarle-founding groans of fon conveyed it to Sir W'nı. Boieler, the originál gate when it turned on its whose grandfon, Sir Philip Boreler, ponderous hinge! When entered, fold it to Brook Bridges, efq. of Good- my contempt fubfided in adıniration, to neston, in whole family it has conti- behold the beautifully engroined arch, nued till now; the present Sir Brook freading an enriched canopy over the Bridges, bart. being ine proprietor of it, * Edward 11, in the 17th year of bis

When I first drew near the castle, I reign, was entertained for fume time in was amazingly struck with its augurt this caftie. Patent-Rollsa Gent. Mag. December, 1802.



entrance hall ! On either lide are cor to the surrounding landscape ; over responding pointed-arched doors, lead whole plai!ıs, and through whole enting to the apartments where the vigi chanting glades, the limid deer wicht lant guards relted their weary limbs, be icen laulsing her flerk borly in fucand from whence, by the loop-holes cellive leaps from the eye of the intill remaining, they could command trufire traveller. The room annars to every approach to the gate. Over the have been encircled with pointed comfides of ille arch are the arms of Arch- parimenis tupported by tripled me bishop Courtney, viz. three lezants, jumps, from the center ones of when with a label of shree points ; and again, the groining of the cieling took its the fame impaled with those of the fee rile; and, from the small part of the of Canterluru : near the summit of the ribs full remaining, appears to have towers (liule less than 70 fcci) is a ma been extremely beautial and lizhi. chocollation, and other means of dc- The remains of the chapel, and very fence. from the entrance hall, we considerable offices, are now afcend the firal fair-cate, which heap of ruins; and, from their pretent giles is accels to the different apart. ftate, loudly beljeak the intiability of menis, as well as in the top of the the proudeli works of mankind! In towers. Over the gilte-wray is a fine the centre of the area is a very antient spacious room, probabls part of the curious wall, being formed square, and grand apartments of the governor, or cased with quarry lione from the top confiable of the car'le. Though de to the bottom. On the whole, this spoiled of its original ornaments, yet, certainly is a very curious remain, ar:d a's the doors and windows remain as well delerves the clore investigation of they were first confircted, it full be every lover of our national aniquines, speaks an air of granuleur and fimpli *Yours, &c. 2. Cozens. city: adjoining are several rooms but, as the whole is now fitted up to form Mr. URBAN,

Nov. 6. a modern farm-houfe, few of its orige. Thereito Ms. explain what olieti

ar nal characteritiic peculiarities now remain ; yet the confiieration, that in amused and puzzled me when I was a acconiplishing this delign little alierż• bov, a copy of the fame verses, foarcetion has been made in its externai ap- lv legible and in part mutilated, writpearance, and as this will be an in

ten on a blank leaf of Butler's Rheio. ducement for its being kept in repair, ric, 5th ed. London, 1621. Vy cropky I say, this confideration will convey imperfect as it is, fupplies several sarifatisfaction to the mind of the real An- ations, which those who are curious tiquary. The remains of the princi- in such lore will be gratified in com; pal apartments, which were on the ring with what you have printed. The Soutli ficle of the area, inclosed by the title is, “ Of the burning of a Schoule walls, are not considerable, excepting in Noringhamshire," I believe; but those of the grand hall, whose walls the firti tyllable of the county is gone are tolerably entire (lee Pl. l. fig. 2,) in the English, and obscure in a Laria It is evident, froin the corbels on either tranllation fabjoined to the English, fide, that it had a ground, or under Tliey begin this: aparıment, and that consequently this could not have been the chapel, as fome

What heat of love kindled your bave fuppofed. This noble room was

Yec Mu'es fonnes to let your {ccole on enlightened by six beautiful Norman Tire?) windows; the three on the external Gile But all fr rimes fake Polyhymney being sailed op, and eviciently done

Bewales the downfall of your chimney. on some particular emergency, from Here might you, &c." the roughness of the materials, and as The ten lines of the Ilzleian COTT; they are filled in to the whole thickness which interviene between the first of ibe wall: these commanded the fecond of these couplers, are wantin, moat and the adjacent country; and both in the English and Latin, tuit pleasing indeed mufi have been the without any chatin or mark of omiiVieir, whilst the venerable prelate was fion. gracing the festive board, io have bebekli ilie expanle of the encircling “ How many sorts of noupes to wrack freain, which, whilst it conveyed the idea of perfect fecurity, added a charın As dimus, liber, and as many moe.


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