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1820.) Expiatory Monument of the Queen of France.
9. Mr. URBAN,
Propria virtute innixa
Ut io solio et in viuculis tember last seeo the faded glo
Majorem fortuna se præbuit ries of Versailles and Triunon, I was
A scelestissimis denique hominibus
Capite damnata induced to visit the .cachot or dun.:
Morte jam imminente. geon of Queen Marie Antoinette, the: Æternum pietatis fortitudinis omniumque last miserable abode of that illus
(virtutum trious Princess. To obtain admit.
Monumentum hic scripsit. tance, I was desired to stale my re
Die xvi Octobris MDCCXCIII quest in writing to the Préfecture de
Restituto tandem Regno Police; an order for that purpose.
Carcer in sacrarium conversus was immediately granted by his Ex
Deo dicatus est cellency.
A. D. MDCCCXVI Attended by a conductor through
Ludovici xvil regnantis anno XXII
Comite de Cazas a securitale publica a long narrow passage, dimly lighted,
[Regis Ministro we entered the Chapel of the Prison :: behind the Altar a small ante-room,
Præfectis ædilibusque, curantibus
Quisquis hic ades containing, on the left, a iparble tab.
Adora admirare precare." let and medallion of Louis XVI., leads immediately into the cell : opposite
On the Base of the Monument. the entrance, near a window of paiut
66 EXTRAIT DE LA LETTRE DE LA REINE ed glass, stands the expiatory Mo
A MADAME ELIZABETH.. aument. The chamber is an oblong square,
Que mon Fils n'oublie jamais les deroiers
Mots de son Pere que je lui repete about twenty feet by twelve: at the
[expressement end of the rooin, facing the window,
Qu'il ne cherche jamais a venger notre stood the Queen's bed; pear which a.
(mort door, now.closed up, opened into the
Je pardonne a tous mes Ennemis adjoiving apartment, where the at
Le mal qu'ils m'ont fail. tending gens d'armes were stationed. Three pictures, but indifferently exe. Communiqué par le Roi aux deux Chambres cuted, occupy one end and opposite
le xxi fevrier, MDCCCXVI." sides of the chamber; they represent full-lengths of the Queen in her cell, Mr. URBAN, Blandford, June 9. in the act of devotion the
be para: PERMITE dem o ne more deropuerto tion from daughter and Prin- the medium of your widely-excess Elizabeth ; and receiving the tended Miscellany, to endeavour to Commuoion, the night previous to draw the attention of the Legislature her execution, adiministered by a 10. a, subject on which I addressed Priest, wbo was admitted into the you last year. If, on the former ocprison disgnised as one of the Na- casion, I have failed to obtain the tional Guards, concealing his vest notice of those who might have it in ments, Sacramental cup, &c.
their power to lead a hand in the supThe Cell is painted black, and pression of those destructive machines, strewed with yellow spots, the symbols, let me once more supply an article of tears,
from the public Journals, respecting The aquexed Engraving (sec the the Swings so thoughtlessly and misFrontispiece to the Volume) is copied chievously employed, as one--great from a scarce Lithographic, Print by source of amusement in Fairs. That Engelmann, 20} by. 14 inches. it may meet the eye of some philan. Yours, &c.
C. thropic Member of the British Par
liament, and by that means obtain INSCRIPTION ON THE MONUMENT.
the suppression of these fatal con« D. 0. M.
trivances, is the earnest wish by which Hoc in Loco
I ain prompted to this cominunicaMaria Antonja Josepha Joamna Austriaca
tion. I trust il will be acknowledged Ludovici xvi. Vidua Conjuge trucidato.
that it is no parly question, but ove Liberis ereptis
in which the feelings of humanity In carcerem conjecta
alone are concerned, and as such it Per dies lxxi ærumnis luctu et squalore should pass nenine contradicente.
[adfecta " A shocking accident took place on GENT. MAG, July, 1820,
Saturday at Bow Fair. A woman who a parent once of what I deemed the imprudently stood up in one of the ups- beginning of theft.
“ How do you and downs, notwithstanding advice to ihe know it was my child ?" was the ancontrary, when at its height, fell out, broke
This reply could not have both her legs and one arm, and was other
been inade, if the child bad bad a wise much injured. She was taken to the
number; so that it might make the London Hospital, where she expired in less than an hour!” — Star Newspaper, parents more attentive to their behaMay 30.
viour. The Sunday Schools cannot,
perhaps, conveniently have numbers Surely this paragraph, coupled with affixed to them ; but the Minister or that relating to Tothill Fields Fair, Curate of the Established Church, or in your last year's Magazine, Part i. the Church wardens, or the Minister p. 604, needs no comment.
or Elders, or Deacons of the MeetA FRIEND TO HUMANITY. ings, might know them individually,
or whoever patronizes them, their Mr. URBAN,
names at least might be set down, June 6.
and their parents' names, with their I
WAS glad to see one of your Cor- employment. People are too apt to
respondents had taken up bis pen say it is a childish action, they will on Juvenile Depravily. It is an aw- know better as they grow up. Alas! fully-serious coosideration, and I hope the evil augments with their strength. every Philanthropist will turn his Another good custom has been left thoughts to it. We are surrounded off; children were formerly taught with the rising generation; and it to reverence their superiors, particubehoves every one, high and low, to larly in the country: I do not preer.deavour by all the means in their tend to say all the higher classes are power, by gentle persuasion, remon- charitable ; but want of charity is strances, or threals, or punishments, not the sin of our land. to stop the torrent. No one can pass for their education? Who assists their the streets either io town or country, parents in various ways, in employ. but must observe and experience the ment, if not absolute charity? Should audacily, of children, which of course not Gratitude dictate to the parents must increase with their years. The to impress on their children a due parents are undoubtedly in fault. It respect to their elders, in every deis one reason for establishing Schools, gree of life? I have been shocked to teach children the difference of to see a poor old man or right and wrong; their duty to God pushed off the pavement, or treated and man. Their parents wanting ca- with derision. pacily or time to teach them; or I wish our good Catechism was what is still worse, of bad habits more attended to in our Churches; themselves. What are the remedies? the mere repetition of it is only writThe masters and inistresses of Schools ing on the sand ; but if it was somedo teach them, will be the reply ; por times explained in the way of a leccan they watch their conduct out of ture, or questioning the child wheschool.
ther he understands the answer he has Give mne leave, Mr. Urban, to sug- just repeated ; and whether he does gest a hint or two. Let the inbabit- not think it his duty to act according ants of the place, who, if of the higher to it, it might dwell in his memory, class, probably subscribe to the and be as seed sown. The parents School, and probably assist the pa and others who attend the Church, rents when in distress, lake notice of might edify, from their being remindany child, boy, or girl, who misbe. ed of what they had learned in their haves in any manner; the inferior youth ; and the comments a serious elass can reprove them, or acquaint Clergyman might make upon it in their parents, or the managers of the bis lecture, or sermon, would, I trust, School. The point is, in such large be useful to all hearers; and would Schools as the national ones, who draw many to Church to hear. No take in two or three villages, perhaps, Clergyman that can make a sermon in the country, or several streets in at all, can possibly find any difficulty town; how is it possible to know in it. them individually? I complained to
COMPENDIUM OF COUNTY HISTORY.
Here simple Nature reigns; and every view
barrow or Rawlsbury Rings, Catstock, Chilcomb Camp, Cranborn, Crawford, Dudsbury, Duntishe, Eggerdon Hill, Flower's Barrow, Grimie's Ditch, Hameldon Hill, Hodd Rings, Kingston Russel, Koowlton, Lambert's Castle, Milbourn-Stileham, Melcomb-Horsey, Pillesdon Pen, Shaftesbury, Spettisbury Rings, Toller-Fratrum, Woodbury Hill
. Maze on Leigh com(The Maze at Pimpern was destroyed by the plough about 1730.) Figure of a giant armed with a club, cut in the turf on Trendle Hill. West Woodyates Barrows, and British remains. Gorwell Druidical circle and Kistvaeo.-- Milton Abbey Church, Beminster Forum Chapel, BradfordAbbas Cburch-tower, Affpiddle pulpit, Whitchurch font, Sherbourne Castle, Abbey-house, and Alms-houses ; John of Gaunt's kitchen at Great Canford.
In Abbotsbury Abbey were buried its founders, Orcus, Steward of the Palace to Canute, and his wife Thola.
Cerne Abbey is said to have been founded by Augustin, the Apostle of the Anglo-Saxons. In it was buried St. Edwold, brother of St. Edmund the Mar. ter, King of East Anglia, 871. Cardinal Morton was a Monk here.
In Corte Castle, King Johu kept his Regalia.
Shaftesbury Nunoery was built by Alfred, 888. In it were imprisoned, in 1313, Elizabeth the wife, and Margery the daughter, of Robert Bruce, King of Scotland.
In Sherbourne Abbey had sepulture Ethelbald, King of England, 860 ; Ethelbert, his brother and successor, 866 ; and Asser, Bishop of Sherbourne, biographer of Alfred, 910.
In Tarent Crawford Abbey were entombed its founder Ralph de Kahaines, in the reigo of Richard 1. ; Joan, wife to Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, and natural daughter of King John, 1236 ; the heart of its native Richard Poore, Bp. of Durham, and founder of Salisbury Cathedral, who died here in 1237 ; and Joan, Queen of Alexander 11. of Scotland, and daughter of King Joho, 1238.
At Wareham was buried Brilhric or Beorhtric, the last King of Westsex, during the Heptarchy, 802 ; his body was afterwards removed to Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. Edward the Marlyr was buried here io 979, but removed to Shaftesbury in 980. In Wareham Castle was confined, from 1114 till his death, Robert de Belesme, Earl of Montgomery, "The greatest, richest, and wickedest man of his age.”
Wimbourve-Minster Nunnery was founded in 713, by St. Cuthburga and St. Quinburga, sisters of loa King of Wessex; they were both interred here.
PRESENT STATE AND APPEARANCE. Rivers. Breedy, Bride, Byle-brook, Cerne, Corfe, Cornsbrook, Devils.
brook, Ewern, Fleel, Holbrook, Hook or Owke, Ladden, Milbourne, Newelle, Osmeresyate, Parret, Shreve-water, Sherford, Seale, Sturthill or
Sturkill, Sydling, Symsbury, Tarent, Terrių, and Trill. Eminences and Views. Arne Beacon, Gabylou Hill, Badbury Rings, Bere
Regis Camp (Fair held here from Sept. 18 to Sept. 23), Black.down, Bullbarrow Hill, Dogbury Hill, Duncliff or Daokley Hill, Frainpton Beacon, High-Stoy Hill, Hodd Hill, Horner Hill, Lichet Beacon, Longbear Down, or Stuckland Hill, Pepbury Hill, Punckpoll, Ridgway Hill, Shaftesbury
Castle-green, Shipton Hill, Strangeways Castle, Warren Hill, and Wolland
Beacon. Natural Curiosities. Chalybeate springs at Aylwood and Faringdon; sul
phureous at Nottington, Sherbouroe, and Sherford; saline at Chilcombe ; petrifying at Bothen-wood and Sherbourne.-Cranbourne Chase, Blakemore or White Hart, and Gillingham Forests. This County is particularly
rich in extraneous fossils and antediluvian remains. Public Edifices. Beminster Forum Alms-houses and School.-Bradford
Forum Almshouses, bridge, pump, Church, finished 1739, cost 32001.-
Weymouth Bridge, built 1770, Donowell architect.
Herringstone, Edward Williams, esq.
High Hall, H. W. Fitch, esq.
Leweston, Robert Gordon, esq. Castle Hill, Shaftesbury, late E.Ogden, esq. Loders, Sir Evan Nepean, bart. Chantmarle, Sir W. Oglander, bart. Melcomb Horsey, Lord Rivers. Charborough, R. D. Grosvenor, esq. Milbourn St. Andrew, E. M. Pieydel, esq. Charlston, Sir Wm. Knighton, M.D. Rempstone Hall, John Calcraft, esq. Charminster, John Meech, esg.
Sherbourne House, Wm. Towgood, esq. Cranbourne Lodge, His Majesty.
Spettisbury, Joseph Jekyll, esq. Manor house, Marquis of Sa. Stinsford, Earl of Ilchester, lisbury.
l'incleton, Humphrey Stuit, esq. Duntishe Court, Samuel Shore, esq. Wild Court, late Visc. Bridport. Fleet House, George Gould, esq.
Wolveton, John Trenchard, esq. Great Canford, Edward Arrowsmith, esq. Wotton Glanvill, James Dale, esq. Peerage. Blandford Forum Marquessate to Spencer, Duke of Marlborough,
Bridport Irish Barony to Hood; Cranbourne Viscounty to Cecil Marquis of Salisbury; Dorset Dukedom and Earldom to Germaine ; Portland Dukedom and Earldom to Bentiock; Shaftesbury Earldoin to Cooper, who is also Baron Ashley of Wimborne St. Giles ; Weymouth Viscounty to Thyone Marquess of Bath ; Woodford-Strangeways Barony to Fox-Strange
ways Earl of Ichester. Produce. Potters clay; cider; oxen : mackarel, oysters, herrings, salmon. Manufactures. Silk, woollen cloths, sacking, tarpaulins, bags, oil.
Houses. Inhab. Portland (isle).. .382 2079 Marohull .....
..........166 1070 Gillingbam
Whitchurch Canonicorum ...195 1065 Chardstock ..214 1151 Stockland ....
..202 1045 Total : Places 6; Houses 1543 ; Inhabitants 8402.
HISTORY. 887. In Portland, indecisive battle between the Danes and the men of Dor.
set, under Duke Æthelbelm who was slain. 876. Wareham taken, and the Castle and Nunnery burnt by the Dapes, who
were shortly afterwards compelled by Alfred to abandon ii. 877. Off Peverel Poiot Danish fleet defeated by Alfred, and in a storm 120
'of their vessels wrecked. 901. Wimbourne, on the death of Alfred, seized by Ethelward, who claimed
the Crown in right of his father Ethelbert; but he was quickly driven thence, and the tong taken by Edward the Elder.