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Dec. 1.

SEND you a View, by the late Mr. Jacob Schnebbelie, of a small public-house at Whittington, in Derbyshire, which has been handed down to posterity for above a century, under the honourable appellation of "The Revolution House" (see Plate II.) It obtained that name from the accidental meeting of two noble personages, Thomas Osborne Earl of Danby, and William Cavendish Earl of Devonshire, with a third person, Mr. John D'Arcy*, privately one morning, 1688, upon Whittington Moor, as a middle place between Chatsworth, Kniveton, and Aston, their respective residences, to consult about the Revolution, then in agitation; but a shower of rain happening to fall, they removed to the village for shelter, and finished their conversation at a public-house there, the sign of the Cock and Pyvot ‡.

The part assigned to the Earl of Danby was, to surprize York; in which he succeeded: after which, the Earl of Devonshire was to take measures at Nottingham, where the Declaration for a free Parliament, which he, at the head of a number of

gentlemen of Derbyshire, had signed Nov. 28, 1688 §, was adopted by the nobility, gentry, and commonalty of the Northern counties, assembled there for the defence of the laws, religion, and properties. The success of these measures is well known; and to the concurrence of these Patriots with the proceedings in favour of the Prince of Orange in the West, is this Nation indebted for the establishment of her rights and liberties at the glorious Revolution.

The cottage here represented stands at the point where the road from Chesterfield divides into two branches, to Sheffield and Rotherham. The room where the Noblemen sat is 15 feet by 12 feet 10, and is to this day called The Plotting Parlour. The

old armed chair, still remaining in it, is shewn by the landlord with particular satisfaction, as that, in which it is said the Earl of Devonshire sat; and he tells with equal pleasure, how it was visited by his descendants, and the descendants of his associates, in the year 1788. Some new rooms, for the better accommodation of customers, were added about 20 years ago.

A particular and an animated ac count of the commemoration of this great event on this spot, Nov. 5, 1788, will be found in your vol. LVIII. pp. 1020-1022. On that day was delivered in the Church of Whittington **, to an audience that greatly overflowed its narrow dimensions, with all the energy that the subject demanded, a Sermon from these striking words, "This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will be glad, and rejoice in it ++,” by the late learned and worthy rector, the Rev. Dr. Samuel Pegge, then in his 85th year.

Yours, &c.

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Bridgwater, Somerset, Dec. 6.

* It appears, from traditional accounts, present Earl of Stamford and Warrington, was also at this meeting.

that Lord Delamere, an ancestor of the EDIT.

+ Kennett.

§ Rapin, XV. 199,

Another View of the Revolution-house, from a drawing by the late Major 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.

GENT. MAG. Suppl. LXXX, Part II.



A ROMAN Coin, which appears to me to be of great antiquity, and in other respects a subject of curiosity, was lately ploughed up in a field, in the hamlet of Sutton Mallett, on the North edge of King's Sedgmoor in this county, the particulars of which I send you for insertion in your Magazine, if you think proper; and

doubt not but an exposition of it will be gratifying to many of your Readers, if any person' acquainted with the subject will favour them with it. The Coin is of silver, the size of a Denarius, and weighs 53 grains. On the side which I take to be the Reverse, is a bust, wearing a kind of cap, not unlike a turreted crown, having three points, or rays, appearing erect from its margin; two

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Deering's Nottingham, p. 258.


shorter ones of like description being between them. There is a pellet before the bust, and the legend Cestianus behind it; the whole encircled with an ornamental slender wreath. On the Obverse is a Curule chair, and what I take to be a sheep lying on its back thereon, with a fish hanging by it. The legend is M. PLAETORIUS. AED. CVR. Exergue, s. c.; and these encircled by a wreath, as above described.

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I have seen an account of a Copper Coin, much like the preceding; having M. PLAETORI. CEST. on one side, and P. CORSINI. with a bust, on the other. It is given somewhere in the Philosophical Transactions; and I think it is there said, that "the M. Plætorius mentioned, was Questor to Brutus, one of Cæsar's murderers ;" but I can find no M. Plætorius recorded as a Curule Edile, for any but the 392d year of Rome. Pliny in forms us, however, that Silver was not coined in Rome, till about the 485th year of that City.

Yours, &c.

R. A.

P. S. As I am on the subject of Coins, I will take the opportunity to mention, that Mr. Duncombe, in his "Select Works of the Emperor Julian," vol. I. p. 278, in a note, mentions a Coin belonging to Christ Church, Canterbury, having a head, with the inscription, DN. CONSTANTI. and on the Obverse, a warrior on foot, directing his javelin against a borseman, with his horse falling to the ground-FEL. TEMP..... which is thought to be a Coin of the Emperor Julian, because," says the Expositor, "I find no such of either of the Constantines," &c. This Coin is of Constantius. I have one of that Emperor, exactly as above described, only the legend of the Reverse is perfect, FEL. TEMP. REPA


*** The Denarius, sufficiently ascertained by R. A. is a Coin of the Roman family PLAETORIA, and not a very rare one, as it differs in nothing, excepting merely the Mint mark, from ten others of the same family, minutely described in Morell's "Thesaurus Numismaticus," vol. I. p. 325, et seqq. and accurately delineated in the second volume of the

same work. It seems to me just sufficient to say, that the turreted head represents Cybele, their Magna Mater Deorum; and the Sella Curulis on the other side denotes the dignity of one of the Plaetorian family,

who had the promotion of a Curule Edileship; and, consequently, in virtue of his office, had the care of the Megaleusian Games celebrated in honour of Cybele; as R. A. may see by turning to the article PLAETORIA, in the second volume aboveneations of ten Silver Denarii of the same mentioned. There he may see the delifamily, with no other difference, than that of the Mint-master's marks; viz. a snake, crab, palm, wing, a military standard, a star in a crescent, &c. in the place where I observe a fish in his impression, in which I can discover no vestige of a sheep, &c. The legends, on both sides, the same in them all.

The small Brass Coin of D. N. Const. &c. with the inscription of FELIX TEMPORUM REPARATIO, is a very common one, C.


Dec. 26.

Hthe Edinburgh Review, in which

AVING perused those pages of

the critique upon the Cambridge edition of Eschylus appeared, and likewise the pamphlet addressed to the Rev.J.C.Blomfield, in answer thereto, I felt some interest in the discussion; and, as I had occasion hastily to look over some parts of Eschylus, I made use of the two volumes published by Mr. Butler; and shall feel happy if any remarks I can make, should give pleasure to any of your Readers. That Mr. Butler has subjoined a most copious collection of annotations, all sides agree; the utility of them, and their arrangement, alone have been called in question. I cannot but confess that the text of Stanley, inserted by Mr. Butler, renders a continual reference to the notes and various readings, absolutely requisite to elicit some sense; and, as the notes in the present edition, from their number, could not have been printed under the text, a considerable time must elapse in the perusal, especially as Stanley's notes, the Variantes Lectiones, and the notes of Mr. B. and others, are all three placed separate, besides the Scholia. In fact, from my own experience, I cannot help thinking, that Mr. Butler's edition is well adapted for a discerning Scholar, who has plenty of time to spend on Critical and Philological studies; but that it requires too much labour and time for the universality of the Under-graduates of either of the English Universities, or for any common reader. It is neatly printed,


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PART II.] Remarks on Mr.Butler's Eschylus.Watts's Poems,611


and its typographical errors are rare. With the exception of accentuation, I have only discovered typographical errors in the two volumes; which, compared with those in the gaudy but jejune editions of Edinburgh, published by the University Printers, are mere nothing. They are as follow: viz. Prom. Vinct. lin. 404, var. lect. p. 45, "vitteur," read "vitetur;" Prom. Vinct. the 584th line in the Latin version is omitted, "Igne combure vel sub terrâ tege vel;" Prom. Vinct. lin. 737, "." read “;”—-Proin. Vinct. γ. 34, “ Δεσμώτης,” read " Δεσμώτης;” Prom. Vinct. Jiu. 371, int. lat. "fervidus," read" fervidis;" Supp. lin. 124, int. lat." barbara," read “barbaram" Supp. p. 115, "330," read "230." Let any one peruse Brotier's Tacitus, re-edited at Edinburgh, 1796, 4 vols. 4to. and compare the errata with those above-mentioned, and he will quickly be convinced of the soundness of the maxim, “look at home." Should any one think proper to doubt this, I will convince him in a future number, by an enumeration of at least from 14 to 20 errata in every volume, besides those announced by the Printer; and lest any one should doubt the difficulties of Stanley's text, let him inspect Supp. lin. 15, where Stanley has κυμβαλεν," a word never before

heard of; hut Schutz and Porson have most happily corrected it to “xvμ' adsor,” Suppl. lin. 122, and Supp. 892-4. I will now venture to add a remark or two en Stanley's translation: Stanley, Prom. Vinct. 794, translates ad ortum lucidum solis orbitæ." I think "ad Orientem lucidum sole calcatum," equally elegant Latin, and much more literal. Suppl. 239, Stanley, “etiam ibi judicat facinora, ut fertur, Jupiter alius inter sustinentes supremum jus.' I should prefer "et ibi Jupiter alius judicium ultimum feret, sicut dicunt, de mortuorum peccatis." There are some other places in Stanley's Latin version, which I think might be amended, but on the present occasion enough has been said. Every thing considered, it certainly appears to me that some new edition of Eschylus would be gratifying to the publick, which should contain a purer text than Stanley's, without the great liberties taken by the learned Schutz (perhaps Porson's would suffice), to

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"Lo, the Norwegians near the Polar sky Chafe their frozen limbs with snow, Their frozen limbs awake and glow, The vital flame, touch'd with a strange supply,

Re-kindles, for the God of life is nigh; He bids the vital flood in wonted circles flow.

Cold steel expos'd to Northern air, Drinks the meridian fury of the midnight bear,


And burns th' unwary stranger there."

It is the Author's design through the whole Poem, to assert the uncontrouled supremacy of the all-creative Power over his works; and to prove, that under his direction, they are sometimes made subservient to pur poses for which they are apparently inapplicable and undesigned. The


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