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1823.] “Bagatelles, or Poetical Trifles," supposed by G. Wakefield. 15 small collection now, with that parti- it is, and was lately reprinted in the cular view, you might be furnished Sun, to which I sent it. Many other from it with no uninteresting morsel compositions of a similar kind are in of bibliography
the book, and other poems of different Stalls are not to be despised. Some kinds, but all in a good style of poetry: suppose that, by means of priced cata- Among other things, appears the Prologues, public book sales, and other logue which Woodward spoke at Coways, all books of any value are now vent Garden, on his re-appearance, too well known to be found in obscure after having been four years absent corners. I deny it, and could give, rea at Dublin. This Prologue, in the sons for my dissent, were it worth Gentleman's Magazine of the time while. But granting it to be true, (1762), and in some subsequent colwith respect to the generality of books lections, is attributed to Woodward sought by curious collectors, how many himself, who was never known as a curious or useful books are there, which poet; but here is claimed by the anono collector has yet cried up, no Pat- nymous author. Here also are found terson catalogued, no Sotheby or Evans the two inscriptions in Jonathan knocked down?
Tyers's Gardens, on a male and female But a truce to this for the present. skull
, beginning." Why start, the case I wish now to communicate to you a is yours," &c. which I have seen elsediscovery, which I fancy I have made, where; you, perhaps, Mr. Urban, can respecting a book lately obtained from tell me where. Also some stanzas a stall. The book is neither antient, left in a Temple at Hagley, “ I ask'd nor perhaps very scarce, but it contains the living and the dead," &c. Of a collection of poems of more than the poerns, I could send you several common merit, to which no author's specimens, which would please both name is annexed. I think I have dis- you and your readers, and will herecovered the author, and he deserves to after, if you desire it*. be made known. The volume is a But, who was the author? My conduodecimo, published in 1767, and jecture is this : The Dedication to entitled “ Bagatelles, or Poetical Tri “Peter Vallete, esq.” is dated “KingsAles.” This is the half-title. The full ton-on-Thames, July 10, 1767.” From title is as follows: “Bagatelles. In this indication, I fix on the Vicar of this collection is reprinted the frag- Kingston, of that time; who was the ment; or Allen and Ella, which (un- Rev. George Wakefield, the father of known to the author) appeared some
the celebrated Gilbert Wakefield. He years since under the title of Collin was presented to that living in 1766, (sic) and Lucy*. To which is sub- and held it to his death, in February joined, a Journey to and Description 1776. Gilbert, at the date of this of the Paracleté, near the city, of book, was only eleven years
age, Troyes in Champagne, where Abelard consequently was not likely to know and Eloisa were buried.-Nunc versus any thing of his father's anonymous et cæteru ludicru pono. Hor. All by publication; nor does he appear to the same hànd. London: printed for have known it afterwards. But he Walkingame, Dodsley, &c. &c.” picked up the knowledge that his fa
This collection was so far noticed ther had been poetical in his youth. on its publication, that both you, Mr. For he says, in the first chapter of his Urban, and the Annual Register of the own Life: same year, cited at full length a song, “My father, in his youth, had occabeginning “ I said to my heart in the sionally indulged his fancy in poetical effuway of discourse." A very lively song sions ; one or two specimens of which came
into my hands. A translation of Pope's
Eloisa into Latin hexameters, done by him * What Collin and Lucy is meant I know at Cambridge, I have heard Mr. Neville, a
It cannot be Tickell's beautiful bal- fellow of our College, speak of with approlad, which was published many years before, bation. This I never saw; but I will suband besides is little like Allen and Ella. It join, for the amusement of the reader, withis odd enough that Moore, the author of
out altering a single word, a translation of the Gamester, has two poems exactly re the fifth Ode of the first Book of Horace, sembling “the Lover and the Friend,” and which is not destitute of taste and spirit.” the song to his heart. Our author distinctly claims originality as to the first. The lat * These we shall be glad to receive. ter he does not notice.
motto declares that he then relinquish and as a painter of insects and game, 16
“Bagatelles." - Amos Green, the Painter. [Jan. It certainly is not, as may be seen Biographical Illustrations of Worcesin Wakefield's book. This ode itself ter (which I would send your Corredoes not appear in the Bagatelles, spondent, had I a copy), says, “I have which would indeed be downright an idea that Shenstone, in his Letters, proof; but a very strong presumption 1757, means Ainos Green, when he arises from this, that there are several says, a young painter of my acquaintother translations from Horace, exactly ance, who is advised to go to Bath, has in the same style and spirit. For in a recommendation to the Bishop of B. stance, the 9th and 11th of Book i. who will introduce him to Lord N. the 3d of Book ii. the 1st and 7th of The person who I suppose will be the Book iv. Now, thongh most of these bearer of this letter,' has by dint of are not in the same stanza as that mere ingenuity risen to considerable quoted by his son, yet many of his own eminence in fruit pieces, &c.; he has original poems are, and it seems to have been employed by Lord Lyttelton ; been his favourite strain. As a fur- and is much admired at Oxford. For ther proof of his attention to Horace, my part, I believe you will think he he has given also an imitation of Sat. 9, is in few respects inferior to Stranb. 1. The version of Ode 4, b. i. is over (query, I know of no such name), indeed in a stanza of eight lines, very but is a native of our parish, and a similar to that of Ode 5, b.i.
friend of inine." Shenstone mentions Putting these things together, I Amos Green by name in another letthink there can be little doubt that ter, whom he recommends to Mr. Geo. Wakefield was the author. His Graves as about to commence partner
with Alcock, a painter at Bath; ed all such toys, which fully accounts for the little knowledge his son had on as well as flowers, to which he would the subject. His Bagatelles were ano add flower painting: Query, was Alnymous ; and as he died before Gillert cock a native of Salop? Shenstone
says to Dodsley, “I wish Alcock not communicated the secret to him. would finish my two drawings for the The various merits of his little volume Fables; as to the face it is a subject I cannot now discuss. But if you, not worth considering: however, I Mr. Urban (and who so likely?) can will make you an impudent proposal, throw any further light on this sub- if you will exchange faces with me ject, we can go further into it another when you come up to town, we will time.
INVESTIGATOR. both sit to the same painter *."-(Se
lect Letters, by Hull, p. 274.) Mr. URRAN, Jan. 6. Chatterton has handed down the
to posterity work, I readily hand your Salopian Bristol.–See Life of Chatterton t. Correspondent what particulars I'am Yours, &c.
J. C. acquainted with of the persons he in
Mr. URBAN, Ipswich, Jan. 7. “ There were three brothers of the
N reply to a question in your Dename of Green, all artists; one an en
cember Magazine, p. 482, allow graver, who died early; and Amos, the
me to state, that it is usual to nail a eldest, excelled in painting flowers: I horseshoe on the foremast of vessels have seen some beautiful posies of his; in the Merchant service, and the shoe he also drew well. The late Rev.
must be found by accident, or it is bePartley of Stoke by Nayland, his friend, lieved to have no virtue. The reason had a room adorned with his drawings assigned for doing it is, that it keeps in water-colours. I have been (con- Witches and Wizards from hindering tinues this Correspondent, in the Monthly Mirror), with Mr. Amos
* This was not the case; Dodsley only Green at Mr. Hilton's, who was well
The acquainted with all of them.
sat to Reynolds.
+ The article was sent, says my rough eldest was the friend and companion memoranda, Feb. 1769, to the Town and of Mr. Dean, a gentleman of fortune, Country Magazine, under the name of Arawho, admiring his taste, requested him phydes, afterwards claimed as the work of to reside with him.”
John Lackstone, a linen draper at Bristol. A note upon this in Chambers’s Chatterton was himself a bit of an artist.
A ing materials for a biographical as an excellent miniature - panter of
Basaltic Rocks near Catania. — Tupholme Abbey. the voyage, or damaging the ship. Sail- Tupholme Abbey, LINCOLNSHIRE. tious, and have a firm belief in fis ef THE following account of one of ficacy. They have also their lucky and in Lincolnshire, not much known, is unlucky days. Sunday is the most for. extracted from the" Additions to Weir's tunate : whatever voyage is begun on History of Horncastle*.” that day is sure to be prosperous. “ In the time of Henry the Second, an Friday is the inost unfortunate, as a
Abbey of Premonstratensian Canons, dedivoyage begun then is sure to be an
cated to the Virgin Mary, was founded here, unfortunate one.
by Allan de Nevill and Gilbert his brother, If your Correspondent is accustom and endowed by them with their possessions ed to be amongst sailors on the water, in this place, together with estates in other he has most probably observed them' parts of the county. This abbey also had in calm weather whistling the wind, numerous benefactions in lands and churches, to induce it to blow—and many of from other persons; and the king gave a them believe it to be a very powerful canal, so large, that ships might pass becharm. We smile at the poor Lap-tween the Witham and Tupholme. These lander, who bags his wind, ready tied gifts were confirmed to the Abbot and Caup, for him to use at his pleasure, in the twentieth year of his reign t: At the
nons, by charter, from Henry the Third, whilst our own people are almost as
dissolution of monasteries, this Abbey concredulous.
tained nine Religious : and in the thirtieth Some stable-keepers in this neigh- year of Henry the Eighth, the scite was bourhood hang up a flint stone, with granted to Sir Thomas Henneage. a natural hole through it, in the stable, “Of the Abbey, a wall only is now remainto prevent the Devil riding the horses ing, the upper part of which appears to have in the night, which they tell you he formed a side of the refectory or dining hall. will do if the stone does not hang (See the Plate.) It contains lancet windows, there.
and a small gallery, in which the person sat
who read to the brethren during their meals : Mr. URBAN, Queen-square, Jan.10.
a practice which was common in all monasTHI 'HERE are three rocks of basaltic teries, and anciently in colleges. The story cyclops in the neighbourhood of beneath the refectory appears to have been
vaulted, and was probably used as a cellar. Sicily. The one represented in the an
Adjoining to the ruins is a farm-house, nexed Engraving (see Plate II.) is which has been built out of part of the mathe largest, and is situated near Catania. terials. The gate house, now gone, was These rocks, which are mentioned by standing when Dr. Stukeley visited this place Pliny, might once have formed a part in 1716. A view of it is engraved in the of the sides of Ætna, and have been " Itinerarium Curiosum." separated from them by the sea ; or “ The manorial estate, comprising the they may have been thrown up out of whole parish, is the property of Robert ; the water by partial eruptions of that Vyner, Esquire, of Gautby, by an ancestor mountain. These rocks appeared to
of whom it was purchased in the early part
of the last century. Spallanzani, who examined them, to consist externally only of prismatic molished. The benefice is a vicarage in the
“ The Church has been long since decolumns, that fall perpendicularly into
patronage the sea, in some places one foot long,
the Bishop of Lincoln. in others two, and in others more;
Jan. 11. but other parts are only full of irregular fissures, which have divided THE following account of the parish them into pieces.
of Benton, co. Northumberland, Mr. Dolomieu found on the surface of these rocks,
may be interesting to your readers.
It is situate in the East division of and even in the middle of their sub- Castle Ward, about three miles and stances, where are small pores and carities, various and numerous Zeolites castle-upon-Tyne, in the diocese of
three quarters North-east from Newof great beauty. This ingenious naturalist thinks, that these stones, after umberland. The Church, which is
Durham, and archdeaconry of Norththe congelation of the lavas, derived dedicated to St. Bartholomew, is in their origin from the waters which fil
the patronage of Baliol College, Oxtrated through them, and held in solution the particles proper for the pro * See our Review Department. duction of Zeolites. Spallanzani's Tra + See the Charter in Dugdale's “ Movels, vol. I.
nasticon,” p. 596. Gent. Mag. January, 1823.