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629 Review.-Robinson's History of Enfield.Neele's Poems. [XCIII. out of the fish's belly, and said, I cried large child, born Feb. 1779, Thomas by reason of mine affliction unto the Hills Everitt, most accurately depicted Lord, and he heard me: out of the in p. 152. We saw him when he was belly of Hell cried I,” &c. Jonah, publicly exhibited in London. That chap. ii. v. 42.
a child of only eleven months old We have ascribed the date of this should be of the extraordinary dimenpainting to the æra in question, be- sions described, and three feet three cause the form of the windows in the inches high, is certainly an extra-natural picture is that in the Illuminations of phenomenon; and his whole form was Robert the Devil, presumed by Her- perfectly infantine, in swelling musbert to be of the age mentioned, and cle and rotundity of contour. About the present low tower and long body the same time Sir Joshua Reynolds of the Church assimilates that of exhibited an Infant Hercules strange Finchley, engraved in Mr. Lysons's ling the Serpents, apparently taken Environs. From the elegant Monu- from this child. ment of Joice Tiptoft, who died in Dr. Robinson says, p. 154, “ that 1446 (see p. 13), and the arms remain- neither the father nor mother were reing of Thos. Earl of Rutland, with markable for size or stature.” Though the date of 1530 (see p. 25), we con we were in boy-hood when we saw ceive, that enlargement of the Church the child, we perfectly recollect that was commenced, chiefly by means of the mother was a large woman. It these noble families, between 1446 appears that she had before borne a and 1530, because it was in ancient child of uncommon proportions. We custom among descendants to adorn attribute these phenomena to peculiar and beautify Churches, where the re- and extraordinary properties in mains of their ancestors were deposit- tain organs which we cannot with ed; and the coincidence of the plas- delicacy explain. tered date of 1531, with that in the We must now take leave of Dr. glass of 1530, speaks, as we think, in Robinson and his useful work, and the strongest presumptive form of the commend him for the wise constructhe plausibility of our conjecture. tion of it. The exemplary patience
We are next presented with a se with which he has copied details of ries of valuable wood-cuts of ancient property is of real use to posterity, Monuments. We are astonished that and with every succeeding year the families do not have drawings made of value of his book will increase. It the Sepulchral Memorials of their pro- is a mass of records concerning the genitors, and have them entered in parish, and includes plans and maps their bibles, with copies of the In- of the public estates. In short, it is scriptions. We also think that vel
a book for reading now, and of referlum registers might be kept by offici
heart-aches ating Ministers, and Epitaphs be co and pounds sterling such works may pied for a suitable fee.
save, by preventing law-suits, no inan In p. 30 we have a wood-cut of can tell. women kneeling. They appear to us to mean the eleven thousand virgins, for they were so represented.
128. Poems, Dramatic and Miscellaneous. In p. 33 is an effigy of a Lord
By Henry Neele. 12mo. pp. 168. Mayor of London in armour. The MR. NEELE is well-kitown to the date is 1646. Perhaps as Colonel of Publick as a successful writer of Poethe Trained Bands, he had been on try (no inconsiderable achievement), service during the Civil War: at all and a preceding volume passed rapidly events, such a costume is rare, with through the first edition, with a reregard to a Municipal Officer of this putation which of course has raised kind.
expectation. That, we venture Among the interesting matters of say, will not be disappointed in the curiosity are (1) an ample account of present collection. Mr. Neele's PoeSquires the gypsey, and Elizabeth try is marble, full of rich veins of imaCanning (a most mysterious scene of gination, but of simple classical purity. perjury), accompanied with interesting Lord Byron's is a gorgeous ore, splenwood-cuts, of Canning, the House, did as a fairy grotto, but it is a heap, interior and exterior, and of Squires a rudis indigestaque moles, and a very (2) The extraordinary bad exemplar; for though it may be
PART 1.] Review.-Cure performed by Prince Hohenlohe. 623 made a very fine thing in the hands of Prints on her lovely cheek a kiss so warm, an Enchanter, every man is not a Con- That the deep blush is long seen mantling juror, and an attempt to imitate him
there has often produced only a heap of rub- After his flight is ta’en : all, all of these bish, not fine things drawn out of a
Sink into insignificance, compared diamond mine of Genius, but mere
With this--this gathering of the worlds, earth from a gravel-pit
, of a humble, Ripe with immortal light, in lines of gold,
this harvest every man's understanding; not wheeled in the car of a deity, a chariot of Waving through heaven's wide field.” p. 112. the sun; but in a homely barrow, the lowliest of the vehicle tribe. Mr. Neele
129. An authentic Narrative of the extraavoids this, by giving us a versification, ordinary Cure performed by Prince Alexproperly so called, founded on correct ander Hohenlohe, on Miss Barbara O'Contaste. We shall exhibit the justice of nor, a Nun in the Convent of New Hall, our remarks by examples, in which near Chelmsford ; with a full refutation Genius is properly attired in chaste
of the numerous false reports and misreGrecian costume.
presentations. By John Badeley, M.D. There is a certain insanity, to which
c. 8vo. Pp. 38. at one period of our lives we have all GOD may employ miracles to exbeen subject ; and the asylum into hibit and vindicate his own interwhich we are received, in consequenceference in human affairs for his own of the disease, is the pleasantest sort of purposes; but there is a manifest abBedlam with which we are acquainted. surdity, in supposing that he would The disease to which we allude, is suspend his laws, for any purpose, not Love. Young Poets are excellent no
In the present case, the sologists on the subject, and Mr. Neele pretended miracle is construed into a is one of the best of them. Witness divine approbation of the Roman Cathe lines below. We knew a literary tholic religion, in preference to any wit, who, when he was at dinner, was other; and that this distinction of diasked how he liked the pork. Exceed- vine favour has been got up for the ingly, was his reply; it was an angel of very object alluded to, long before a pig? Of course, it is absolutely ne Miss O'Connor's case, is evident from cessary to make believe, (as the child a passage in a work published in 1818, ren say) that the favourites of all Poets P: 85, (an excellent compendium of are angels of girls, without which pre- pious frauds) entitled “ Popery the Reliminary of faith the reader cannot ligion of Heathenism,” &c. It there sympathize with the author; for ugly appears, that a Priest of Birmingham girls may be beautified by fortune, but published a Tract in 1816, in which never by the Muses.
he gave a circumstantial account of “Love, like the grave, levels earth’s vain casting out a Devil at King's Norton, distinctions,
in Worcestershire. We mean nothing Hearts blend beneath his influence, as the illiberal. We mean only to say, that colours
[hue there is nothing in Protestantism which Blend in the rainbow, where each separate rejects any thing in the Bible, or in Grows faint and fainter, till its varied tints Popery which favours it, to render - Fade upon our wandering eyes, and we behold such an interposition necessary in beNothing but heaven." p. 56.
half of the pretensions of the latter. Again,
If, for instance, we denied the Divi« Inferior joys live but by utterance
nity of Christ, or omitted positive inBut rapture is born dumb,” p. 97.
junctions, perhaps Providence might
interfere. As to the case before us, The following lines are very brilli- Mr. Lewis, in his monstrous novel of
Monk,” has well exposed the “ Beautiful ! beautiful ! Morn's orient hues, remarkable childish simplicity of Nuns, (The dewy morn, which, like a new-born who believed that in Denmark (we babe,
[pomp: think) were men with green noses Visits our world in tears)--Noon's purple When the day-god rides highest, and his and scarlet eyes, or some such strange steeds
[effable ; – thing, Miss O'Connor, it seems, Shake from their bright manes light in- thought (nun-like) that Prince HoAnd Evening, so adorn'd with loveliness,
-henlohe could cure her of a bad arm, That Phæbus yields to her; yet, ere he (for which medical efforts had been parts, vain), and the good Prince promised
624 Review.-Gymnastic Exercises.--Hore Romanæ. [хси. her his prayers. The power of confi- required, but the former may reasondence and imagination had the effect ably look for something of greater exdesired; and Mr. Badeley takes the tent. In this modest • Attempt' (by opportunity of showing thereby the the Biographer of The Fathers') we extraordinary effect of mind upon dis meet with that desideratum of editor. ease, and illustrates it by some capi- ship, a judicious and copious append. tal cases, particularly two, pp. 28-35, age of critical and doctrinal notes. The where the patients were evidently original and classical forin, unbroken cured by nothing else than faith and into verses, is retained, and the whole confidence.
possesses an elegant appearance. Sa
iisfied as we are with the established 130. An Elementary Course of Gymnastic far different from those of welcome,
translation, and viewing with feelings Exercises ; intended to develope and improve the Physical Powers of Man. By all innovations upon it, we consider à Peter Henry Clias, Esq. Professor of paraphrase of a single portion of Scrip Gymnastics in the University of Burne. ture in a different point of view : while 8vo. pp. 111.
it continues to be read in churches, BEFORE the invention of Gun- and is in the mouth of the people, to powder, Gymnastics were most essen
use an expression of the late King's, tial to the preservation of the life of the student whose labours have led the Soldier, and to his sufficiency of him to a scientific examination of his discharging his duty in battle. "To subject may be allowed to make his walk, to dance, and to swim, are deductions public. After having pronow the only qualities deemed neces- perly condensed our religious notions, sary, nor is it essential that a Gentle
it is instructive and interesting to peman should have the agility of a tum
ruse the “Tarsic Eloquence on Arisbler. But though we think that Mr.
totelian principles, although to discuss Clias overdoes the subject, we are sen
it as such before a congregation would sible that he is in principle correct,
be absurd. - We have only to comand that his system, on a more li- plain, in behalf of young Hebraists, mited
scale, might be of great benefit that the translator does not use points to children in a medical and prudent when he employs that language in his
notes. view. Nevertheless, in boys of certain constitution and frame, the more extraordinary of the practices of Mr. Heraldic Anomalies, or rank ConClias may be further advantageous, fusion in our Orders of Precedence, with as tending to correct incipient defor Disquisitions, Moral, Philosophical, and mity, and Nature vindicates the ex Historical, on all the existing Orders of ertion of physical power in infancy,
Society. By it matters not who. 2 vols. by exhibiting sportiveness' in the young of all animals. The health of AN attempt to revive Heraldry upon the children under the tuition of Mr. the ancient footing, would be just as nuClias, has, it seems, been greatly im- gatory, as to propose the re-introduction proved through his Gymnastic Exer- of the feudal system, or sumptuary laws. cises. That we sincerely believe; and Some person has, however, attackthe benefit is momentous.
ed us, as being inimical to the ancient symbols of gentility, merely be
cause we have wished to see such 131. Horæ Romanæ ; or, an Attempt to elu- changes effected on Heraldick subjects,
cidate St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, as may suit them to existing times. ly an Original Translation, explanatory We have wished to see the College Notes, and new divisions. 8vo. pp. 88. made an office of record ; and as to Baldwyn.
Armorial bearings, we think that some THE principal defect of the Bible very simple expedients might be adoptby Mant and D'Oyley is, that in en ed to render them once more matters deavouring to familiarize erudite an of high estimation. His Majesty is notations to the unlearned reader, the often pleased to allow the names of selection becomes such, that much va- places, where a victorious regiment has luable illustration is lost. There are been in action, to be inscribed on the but two descriptions of Biblical Sty- colours; and, if in the same manner, dents, the scholar and the uninformed: gallant officers, not deemed high enough for the latter a plain commentary is in rank for the Order of the Bath,
625 were permitted to bear under symbolick ment, but with no small coaxing and encoucrests the words “ Honoris ergo," or ragement on the part of our condescending « Pro Meritis,” which honours were to
nobles." Vol. ii. p. 190. be granted by the Crown, and gazetted; Tempora mutantur, et nos, &c; is the and more especially if such arins were principle on which this pleasant work to be augmented with a picture of treats the subject. For our parts, we the exploit, for which the honour was
would further recommend Garter King conferred, upon a chief; then, we think of Arms to issue an invitation to the that Heraldry would be subservieni to gentry, not for the
purpose of altering the promotion of many useful virtues. their hereditary coats, but of receiving We are sensible that such an anomaly, sundry augmentations, which would as a picture (like Welch arms) in a designate their rank; e. g. gentlemen chief, would be deemed a deadly Herald- with seats and landed property might ick sin; but for all that, it would be have one addition, but the same in all; the thing thatought to be. The figures, large fundholders another, so that the which form the Ordinaries, are of such publick would understand the rank, as universal application, as to present no easily as they do that of Peers, by a distinction whatever. Were lions li coronet. Thus a castle Or, in chief, mited to one particular descent, eagles or in the nombril point, might slow to a second, chevrons to a third, and an ancient manerial family; three beso forth, a short printed key would zants, a monied one; a book, open, render them as intelligible and signifi- one derived from a learned professiou ; cant, as coronets and supporters. We two swords in saltire, a military origin; wish well, therefore, to the College, a coronet, mitre, or knightly helmet and have always done so; nor is it our in a canton, a descendant of a Peer, fault, if his Majesty has a Rebel in his Bishop, Baronet, or Knight, and so de dominions, whom he is obliged to cæleris. - At present, an untitled man, humour, and whom all the officers of let his wealth or deserts be what they honour, from the Earl Marshal to the may, has no means of distinction Pursuivant, most heartily welcome. through his armorial bearings, and The Rebel we mean is Money.
He therefore feels little concern about them; has totally subverted all the ancient whereas the annexation of a simple, rules; and by his means it is, that but one and the same augınentation, treason against the Kings of Arms is indicative of the rank, granted by the daily conmitted with impunity. The courtesy of society, would, in our opifollowing extract will show his suc- nion, render arms no longer riddles, but cessful aggressions :
intelligible badges of honour, and pre* Under the feudal system, yeomen,
serve one at least of the ancient intenmerchants, burgesses, &c. were not only ac
tions of these distinctions. The profits counted in their own persons, unnoble, to the Office would also be most ample, ungentle,' and incapable of bearing arms,
besides increase of the revenue from but if any gentleman holding by the noble the tax. service of knighthood, married the daughter Such are the reflections which the of
any of the above, though she was formed work before us has suggested. The (says Ferne) of a most excellent proportion book is a facecious tissue of light anecof body, her years tender, her portion rich,' dotes, exhibiting the monstrous abyet for all this it would be a disparagement surdity of supposing that arbitrary, inBut the reason he gives, is quite abominable. For, says he, it is the unequal coupling ed and perverted by changes of time
not be utterly confoundthe clean ox with the unchaste ask.'-How
We shall end much better are things managed' now: the and circumstances. Merchant's or Burgess's daughter may with the following extract concerning marry as high as she pleases, nay with only the Heraldic institutions (vol. ii. p. 25). one third part of the endowments Ferne “ It affords an admirable proof of the admentions ; for if her portion be but rich, vancement of liberty in this country, to obher body may be, I will venture to sugşest, serve, that at such Visitations, many of of any proportion, aud her years any thing mean origin, but possessed of considerable but tender. According to the liberality of property, were brought into notice, and modern Heraldry, she may wed, if she procured entries of themselves to be made choose
, a Knight, Baronet, Baron, Vis- (not as the mere shreds of some antiquated count, Earl, Marquess, or Duke ; any of coat) but as the founders of modern families. their sons, son's sons, nephews, or remote This was quite right, supposing their relatives, not only without let or impedi- wealth to have been honestly and creditably Gent. Mag. Suppl. XCIII, Part I.
(XCIII. acquired. It served to break down the dis and one which must érer be so, unless tinction between the Civil and the Military; property be previously subdivided. Our to raise the Commonalty, or third estate," limits do not permit us to give other &c. &c.
very cogent proofs, that the idea is and
must be of no other result; and so far A Letter to the Right Hon. George from Ministers having advanced the inTierney, suggesting a practical and consti Auence of the Crown, by extravagance, tutional mode of securing Purity of Elec as has been pretended, the more the tion. By John Laurens Bicknell, F.R.S.
National Debt is increased, the more 8vo, pp. 42.
their influence in Parliament dimi134. Impartial and Philosophical Strictures on Parliamentary Reform, the Liberty of nishes, because the landed property is the Press, &c. &c. pp. 45.
not absorbed and monopolized by the
Capitalists. WE are adherents to the old doc
Mr. Bicknell, a moderate, respecttrines of Hume and Paley, that the able, and gentlemanly writer, wishes Constitution of the House of Commons is best as it is, because that Con- but can he suppress expectancy and
to prevent bribery in any possible form; stitution is, in our opinions, the only indirect modes of conferring favours ? one which can be permanent, nor do The anonymous gentleman considers we see any thing in the reasoning for Reform to be indispensable, but only Parliamentary Reform, which is not safe when gradual (see pp. 9, 74), and derived from pure Theory. The fact his pamphlet is an eloquent lecture appears to be this. In the Counties,
upon Parliamentary Reform, the Liberty Cities, or Towns, where the property of the Press, and the state of our Crilies in one or two or very few rich' per- minal Jurisprudence. sons, the members returned are commonly Ministerial; but in places where the property is much divided, the re
135. Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit presentatives are mostly in Opposition.
of Mont Blanc, August 18th, 1822, with Property will command influence, and
an Appendix upon the Sensations expethe augmentation of voters, where the
rienced at great Elevations. By Frederick wealth of the place is in few hands, Clissold, Esq. The profits of the Sale to would probably have no other than be applied to the Benefit of the Guides of the present result; and elsewhere,
Chamouni. 8vo, pp. 56. surely no advantage would be gained by the other party, if the electors for for the spirit with which he attempted
WE cordially, respect Mr. Clissold Westminster were doubled or tripled. this arduous undertaking, and the phiAs the influence of properly cannot be losophical and wise considerations with destroyed but by military despotism, which he connected it. We also hope, we do not see what important change that, as the narrative is a record of would ensue, unless there were also things, which must be of rare occurchanges in the state of the property. rence, it will be purchased partly on Men will vote according to their inte
account of the Guides, partly on acrests; and the Proprietor
of Old Sarum, count of its useful lessons ; viz. that whether the burgesses were ten, or a little or no accession of science is hundred, or a thousand, if he owned gained by incurring such dangers. Mr. the whole or a majority of them,
would Clissold was not å likely man to let return the member. By means of such large proprietors, the Crown is alone any thing escape him, witness the fol
lowing, p. 33. enabled to maintain its proper weight in the constitution, and as one ostensible “ Near this place we found a bird which pretence of Parliamentary Reform is to lay upon the snows; but one of the guides ease the people of taxation by diminish- keeping it for some time in his hand, it reing the National Debt, every advance vived and flew away.” in that project would more and more From p. 49, Mr. Clissold shows, throw the great capitalists upon landed that effects upon the lungs, at consiproperty, and augment the very in- derable elevations, are not those which Auence, which it is the professed object general opinion supposes. The whole of Parliamentary Reform to reduce. pamphlet, therefore, and especially the In short, we consider it (purely in an Appendix, is worthy the attention of impartial abstract view) as a bubble, medical men.