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priesthood, and three in Greek, on lures, as the probable productions of philosophy. The former seven the that inimitable Artist *. senate ordered to be carefully preserv- Doubtless numerous valuable pic. ed, the latter three to be publicly tures, that were painted by him in burned, as being found to contain the prime of life, still remain genematter subversive of religion.
rally unknown, in the hands of priHere, Mr. Urban, I stop for the vate individuals. These it is extremely present with a promise, that, if desirable to authenticate by all prothese are honoured with a place in per means, whilst the parties are liv. your respectable Miscellany, I will ing who know the private history of send a continuation for your next the pictures. With this view, Mr. Number.
John CAREY. Nichols has very properly given a list
of genuine pictures by Hogarth wbich Mr. URBAN,
bave never been engraved, with mi. Enfield, Aug. 31.
pute particulars of several of the subN all the patents issued from the jects t.
Ishall now, without farther preface, arms, crests, and supporters, grapled, beg to jotroduce to the publická exemplified and confirmed, are bla. picture hitherto unpoticed, now the zoned in the technical terms of the property of Mr. John Wbite, well science, which blazon may be consi- known for many years as the respectdered almost equally important with able bookseller in Fleet-street, which the depicted arms, &c. in the margin must certainly be generally allowed of the grant. A copy of the painted as a probable production of Hogarth, arms, &c. is made for the use of the and which many emineot connoisseurs seal and plate engraver, for the paile have not hesitated to ascribe with nels of a carriage, and other purposes; confidence to bis pencil. but the blazon should always be writ- The picture is 2 feet high, by 2 ten at the bottom, or otherwise af- feet 5 inches wide. The subject I fixed, to accompany the pattern copy consider' as by no means a pleasing for the artist." By not baving the ope; but it is so managed as pot in the blazon to refer to, erroneous divisions least to be offensive to delicacy. It and positions of the beariogs, omis.
represents a bed-room ; in which are sions, and other inaccuracies, frequent- a well-dressed lady, in a blue vest, ly occur. Various instances can be
sealed op a bed, and a beau of the named.
age, io a scarlet coat, standing by her, Now the intention of these lines,
in rather an interesting attitude. Mr. Urban, is respectfully to call the The figures are well painted. Ou attention of those in any way con- the left of the picture is a dressingnected with armorial bearings (if table; and in the opposite corner is they wish to be correct), that they another table covered with a cloth for are borne and used in conformity to supper. Here is introduced a little in. the words and meaning of the grant; cident, much in Hogarth's mapper. and not to rely so much on second- A cat is on the table, with its back band authorities, such as arms in erect, who seems not to relish the in. shade (called by some relief), minute trusion of a dog, that is staring at her. engravings in books of Peerage, and
The picture may be seen at Mr. other works, imperfect seals, sculp- March's, Fishing rod and Tackle
-. ture, &c. &c. which in few instances
maker, 56, Fleet-street. N. R. S. can be depended on. H. C. B.
Frilh-street, Soho, Mr. URBAN,
garth, one of his early pictures ; Hogarth's Works, has introduced to the name Mary Scagel, or Scadel, the notice of his readers sereral pic- aged 70, 1724 ; she has but one eye.
Cao your Correspondents furnish term) could hardly be said to have yet
me with information concerping such existed in the days of Numa, whose Salian
a character ?
А. ВЕв. bymns Quintilian describes (lib. 1, 6.) as * See Hogarth's Works, by Nichols, scarcely intelligible, in his time, even to 4to, vol. III. pp. 185–192, the priests who sang them.
of Ibid. pp. 171-184.
1819.) St. Martin's, or Carfax Church, Oxford, described. 201 Mr. URBAN,
so situated as to expose to the full THE Church dedicated to St. Mar- view of the incomparable High-street
from its situation, as some suppose,
which consists of three divisions, corat the meeting of the four main responding to the three ailes of the streets of Oxford, is a building of Church : these are separated into small extent, get of just and even Nave and Chancel (an arrangemeot excellent proportions, and displays sufficiently apparent in the outside some specimens of very ancient and, of the roof), with a Tower of good curious Architecture. (See Plate I.), proportions at the West end. The But alterations were rapidly effected introduction of the highly-beautiful in the Pointed stile shortly after its architecture of the 14th century, obestablishment at the beginning of the servable in the principal windows of 12th century, which were practised the East front, and in the whole of on the the existing structures, whose the South aile, and the alterations of importance did not require that their the North, has removed only a small proportions also should be adapted portion of the original antient edito the new order. This is exhibited infice ; for the entire East and North the boilding now before us, which con- walls, with the lower balf of the tains that variety and mixture of stiles Tower, ,were doubtless built at the found, with very few exceptions, in commencement of the 12th century: antient buildings. In the origiqal un- and those conversant with English adorned walls of this Church, several architecture will discover in the very elegant alterations were made by the curious buttresses and Northern winsubstitution of spacious windows, with dow of the East front, the remarkbeautiful and varied tracery, for the able square door + on the North side, chaste and plain lancet arches of the and in the design of the Tower,-a 12th century; a circumstance which peculiar character in the proportions, proves that the situation was occupied mouldings, and ornaments, belonging by an elegant edifice till the corrupt to that period, and not to a later. taste of ihe 17th century altered and Nor is the masonry of this most aninjured its form, character, aod, re- tient work unworthy of remark: the lative proportions. Succeeding times East and North walls are nearly twice have still more defaced this antieot as old as that of the South aile, but structure ; and amidst many injudi- are yet far more substantial and cious alterations and vopecessary die strong ; and to the decay of the South lapidations, only a portion of its ori- wall and its being the most seen, must ginally good architecture, variety of be chiefly attributed the fear of some form, and embellishments, appear un accident, and the demand for a new disguised or perfect. But in the opi- Church. viop of some persons its." antiquity,” The bold undertaking of opening ils " instability,” the." mixture of its spacious windows where only lancet architecture,” its “dulness and inele arches were originally designed, bas, gance, demand neither our admiration in this Church, been executed with por protection;" and because the "un- peculiar success; and their magnitude skilful architects” of past ages appear and beautiful tracery, particularly to bave wanted both is taste and judg, that of the great East window, ex. ment” in the planning as well as in the cites no regret at these alterations, execution of their buildings, -not- which in many instances have proved withstanding that the most antient dangerous and mischievous. Oo the parts of this Church have stood six South side are three handsome win. centuries,-it is to be destroyed, and dows, and between them, and a doua structure of supposed incomparable ble tier of spadl windows, is the door, beauty, in a new stile, raised in the once a pointed arch, but altered in improved taste of the present day * the year 1624 to a heavy Doric fron
St. Martin's Church occupies the tispiece. At the same time the pediNorth-west angle of the iotersection, or crossing of the two streets, aad is
+ The heads upon which the weather
cornice of this door rests, and which were * On this subject see the remarks in perfect a few weeks ago, have since been p. 123. EDIT.
disgracefully, and, no doubt, intentionally,
mutilated. GENT. MAG. September, 1819.
the whole a parapet of carved blocks The question relating to their xed
ment of the East end was deformed of an interesting edifice.
The ar as it now appears, and the heavy chitecture caonot be considered upclock and chimes placed by its side. sightly, but the filtings are so in the The upper or clere story has four extreme; and if the walls are crippled, windows on the South, and the same the well-kpown causes are, the dilanumber on the North side,, where, in pidations of the foundatious by graves, the aile beneath, are large windows, and the weakening of the columos to the most Western of them contain: make room for monuments. Still as ing tracery like the elegant East wiu. theke injuries come within the power dow of the South aile. The Tower of substantial repair, let it be hoped is without a door, but each side has that respect and veneration for the a long narrow window spreading to works of our ancestors will preserve a considerable width inside, where it this Church among the other edifices is quite plain, and sufficiently mas- of Oxford, the Palmyra of English sive to withstand a siege, if required. Architecture.
ANTIQUARIUS. The upper story of the Tower is less antient; each side has a window, and
THE and battlements.
of Marriages solemnized The architecture of the interior in a Church or Chapel built and of this Church is very poble. The consecrated since passing the Maraisles are separated by three arches riage Act in 1753, is of so great imon each side, supported by octagonal portance, that it deserves to be very columns, capitals, and bases, and are seriously considered, and I know not beautifully proportioned, very lofty, where it can be belter canvassed than spacious and uniform.
in your pages, which circulate so wideThe division of the body and chan- ly amongst the Clergy. Your Correscel was formerly made at the most pondent who signs an “Old SurroEastern column of each side by a very gate,” in p. 130, does not appear to elegantly carved wooden screen, por. me to have thoroughly investigated tions of which still remain unobscured the matter. With your leave then, I and uninjured; over this stood the wish to submit the following obserantient rood-loft, but, together with vations, though I am sorry they will the screen, this also was removed, take up so much room. except the canopy, which is a richly- In the case of the King and Northcarved oak cove, quite entire. field, reported in Douglas's Reports,
The roof of the bave is aptievt, sub- and referred to by your Correspon. divided by arches and ribs, the whole dent, it was solemnly decided by Lord of it painted, and the corvice orna- Mansfield and the Court of King's mented with shields and arms.
Bench, after full consideration, that At the West end of the body, be- such marriages were void. There is fore the arch of the tower, and be- a pote at ihe bottom of the page tween thetwo entrancesto the Church, which may mislead those who do not stands the font, raised on a step. Its particularly attend to the expression, form is octagonal, with a nich and fi- and turn to the Acts themselves, as gure in each face ; at the angles are it merely says that it renders marpannelled buttresses, and on the pa- riages valid which had been solemnrapet quatrefoils and shields. In Ox- ized therein-the words " had been," ford there are a few more antient being in italics. foots, but certainly none morecurious, Mr. Christian, in his notes on Blacknotwithstanding that, between wanton stone, mentions the Act of the 441h, injury and the white-wash of cen- but pot that of the 48th of the King. turies, it is much defaced.
Mr. Stockdale Hardy quotes both, The absence of peatness, and con- and expressly states that all marriscquent gloominess, of the interior of ages in such new Churches or Chapels this Church, and above all, the use- since 23 Aug. 1803, are void. Jess bulk of the galleries, and ill- Neither of these Gentlemen take disposed cumbrous pews which oc- any notice of tbe difficulty which cupy much more room than is pe
may occur in proving such marricessary, are among the objections to ages, though the Acts declare them the present building, but these may valid, if the Registers have not been be remedied witbout the demolition properly disposed of according to