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1819.] Curious Coats of Arms, Crests, Mottos, &c. 211 long abroad, which made him one of the Earl of Mulgrave's sons) figured day send after her. Word being an armed horseinan attempting to brought himn where she was, he goes climb up a steep rock, and an eye in thither, finds her at her devotions in a cloud, with this motto, DEO DUCE, the Chapel : he beckons her out, she NIL DESPERANDUM—God being our comes accompanied by a Priest, who guide, nothing is to be despaired of. somewhat too saucily reprehended the Colonel Sir William Coostable fi. Livutenant for disturbing the lady in gured an anchor in the clouds, with her devotions ; for which he struck this motto, soYEZ FERME-Be ye con. him two or three sound blows wilh slant. his battoon, and the next day made Sir Edward Pettow, Governor of his complaint to the King." --Struf. Warwick Castle, represented a map

" ford's Letters, vol. II. p. 165. of that castle with colours flying on

Major-gen. Skippon figured a hand the top of it, with this motto, SI DEUS and sword, and this moito, ORA ET NOBISCUM, QUIS CONTRA NOS: - If

Godbe with us, who can be against us? -Pruy and fight-JEHOVAH aids and Colonel Purefoy gave his own crest, will aid us.

with this motto, (alluding to his name) Colonel Thomas Sheffield, second PURE FOY, MA JOYE-A pure faith is son of the Earl of Mulgrave, bore my delight. this motto only, without figure, nec Sir Thomas Middleton bore no fi. TIMIVUS NEC TUMIDUS—Neilher fear. gure, only this motto, IN VERITATE ful nor elated.

TRIUMPH0-In truth I triumph. Colonel Fienes, second son of Lord Colonel Cooké, of Gloucestershire, Say, figured the goddess Pallas, with figured an armed man cutting off the a lance or spear in one hand, and a corners of an University cap with his book, or roll of papers in the other, sword, and the motto, mUTO QUADRAand the motto, UTRAQUE, PALLADE TA ROTUNDIS—as much as to say he - Both one and the other, by Min would convert the Square-heads or

Cavaliers into Round-heads by trim. Major-gen. Brown figured for his ming them. device a death's head and a crown of Colonel Urrey, (afterwards Sir John laurel, motto, ONE OF TUESE.

Urrey,) a Scot, whilst he was on the Sir William Brereton had this only Parliamentary side, made bold with motto, without figure, DEUS NOBIS- the THISTLE as well as the motto of CUM - God is will us.

Scotland, NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT Sir William Waller figured a tree –Nobody provokes me with impunity. full of fruit, and a coat of arms hang- Sir Richard Grenville, before his ing on it, molto, FRUCTUS VIRTUTIS recess, represented a map of England, -The fruits of valour.

superscribed ENGLAND BLEEDING. Sir Arthur Haselrigge depainted an

(To be continued.) anchor fixed in the clouds, the motto, Sir Samuel Luke (supposed to have


Aug. 9. been Buller's Hudibras) figured A BSERVING in your Magazine this motto, LEX SUPREMA, SALUS PA- of curious devices, &c. that of King TRIEThe sufety of the country is Henry V. a burning crescet; I thought the first law.

the following extract from a MS. in Sir Faithful Fortescue, before his the Library of the Heralds’ College, recess, represented an escu or SHIELD, shewing the reason of that Monarch's superscribed LA FORT~The brave, al. using it, might not be unacceplable Juding to his name.

to your Readers; it is to be found in Sir John Evelyo made use of this Mr. Gough's description of Henry's old motto, without any figure, PRO Monument, in the Second Volume of REGE ET GREGE-For the King and Sepulchral Monuments, p. 59. the flock.

Henry V. by reason of his dissoSir Edward Hungerford bore only Jute life in the lyme of his father's the motto of his own arms, which raigne, when, after the death of the was, ET DIEU MON APPUY-God is my sayd King his father, he was anointed support.

and crowned monarch of this realme, Colonel Samuel Sheffield (another belooke unto him, for his badge or



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cognizance, a crescet ligbt buroynge, malevolence of that fellow Bruns shewinge thereby, that although his (which your Letter pointed out to virtuous and good parts had been for- me, for I had not before met with it) merly obscured, and lay as a dead provoked my indignation, that I could cole, wanting light to kindle it, by not refrain from exposing the futility reason of tender yeares and evell com- of those censures with which he lae pany, that notwithstanding, he beinge boured to justify his abuse of my pernow come to bis perfecter yeares and formance. You ask what provocation riper understandinge, had shaken off had I, or Dr. Kennicott, orihe English, his evell counsellers, and being now given him. I will tell you honestly on his high imperial throne, that his what I know. Dr. K. paid him a very vertues which before had layne dead, liberal pension, over and above his should now, by his righteous raigne, travelling expences; and in Oxford he shyne as the light of crescet, which is was lodged and boarded at the Doc. no ordinary light; meaning also, that tor's own house, where he was trealed be should be a light and guide to his by Dr. K. himself, his family, and people to follow him in all virtue and friends, with the same attention and honour."

respect as would have been paid to lo a note, Mr. Gough gives the sig- the Doctor's own brother. I myself nification of the term crescet. Cres- was witness of this, and may claim settus, in the Wardrobe Account of my share in shewing him those little Edward I. published by the Society of civilities which a Foreigner is glad to Antiquaries, is explained a socket for receiveduring his residence in a strange a candle, and in the Antiquities of the country. At that time his zeal for Church of Durham, p. 100, it seems the honour of Dr. K. and his work a receptacle for oil.

E. 1. C. was excessive, and in his professed

opinion the learned men and literary ORIGINAL LETTERS TO THE productions of the English were unRev. W. GREEN.

equalled in any country. Towards (Continued from page 102.) the close of his engagements with “ Dear Sir,

Puulshot, near Devizes, Dr. K. the Doctor interested himself

Feb. 13, 1786. warmly with persons in power to get “1 I

THINK myself much obliged to Dr. Bruns (on whom the University

you for the favour of your Lel- of Oxford had heaped their academiter, dated Jan. 26, but which I did not cal honours) appointed to a Profes. receive till two or three days ago, and sorship in his Majesty's University of for informing me to whom I was in- Goettingen. But the Goettingen gen. debted for another Letter in the same tlemen, it seems, better knew the man, handwriting, but without a name, and so strenuously opposed his comwhich I received some months before. ing amongst them, that Dr. K.'s apI was much pleascd with my anony- plications proved fruitless. Bruns was mous Correspondent, whose remarks afterwards disappointed in his views spoke at once judgment and candour; upon the place in the Museum, which but it was particularly grateful to me was conferred upon a much more deto find myself honoured in any degree serving man, Mr. Woide. Hinc illæ. by the approbation of Mr. Green, who lacrymæ. He immediately gave up has given such conspicuous proofs of his hopes of preferment in England, his great learning and abilities. Your and declared war against bis benefac. animadversions, modest and ingenious, tor and friend, Dr. K., and against needed no apology; they were highly the English iu general; endeavouring acceptable to me; and were I again to to prejudice the character of the for. appear before the publick, I should, mer, and of his useful work, by the doubtless, profit by them, as well as most scandalous and false insinuations ; by the hints in the Monthly Review, and decrying with all his might whatand others which have in the same lic ever had the least meritorious apberal mander been communicated to pearance in the latter.

I never had the vanity to think By your Leiter it appears that you my work would be faultless ; indeed I are not yet acquainted with Bp. New. was fully convinced it could not be so, come's publication on the Minor Profrom the example of others who were phets, which has been out several possessed of abilities infinitely supe- months, and you will doubtless peruse rior to mive. But the insulepee and with pleasure. Įu bis Preface he has

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1819.] Letters from Dr. Blaney to Mr. Green.

213 laid down some very excellent rules to but will at least reserve them for some be observed in a new Translation of such season. The Bp. of Norwich *, the Bible, and has now aod then ex- you tell me, is averse to a New Trans. emplified them by faulty instances in lation. I am sorry for it, but I can Bp. Lowth and myself; and, generally easily believe it. He is a man of prospeaking, I must confess, not without bity and virtue, and possessed of conreason. But perhaps in his own Trans- siderable learning; but he is a Bigot lation you will now and then observe (I mean not to play upon words) to that the good Bishop has afforded old establishments. Had all men been proof how much easier it is to point of his mind, we had still been in the out faults than to avoid them. You darkness of Popery. I remember, when do me too much honour in wishing he was at Oxford, bow violently he that I would undertake Ezekiel. Bp. opposed, on the principle of no innoNewcome had engaged a very able valions, a proposal for taking away man in Ireland, Dr. Forsyth, in that the necessity of subscribing to the 39 very difficult work; bui death has Articles from those who could not prevenled bim, and I have not heard possibly know the meaning of them; whether he had made any or what I mean from boys at their matriculaprogress in it. As for me, supposing tion. Aud unhappily his prejudices, i had abilities for the task, which is not his arguments, prevailed with the very questionable, I fear I have nei- majority. But Reformation, as I take ther health nor opportunity now. to it, is not to be considered as Innovation. go through with it. When I entered “ I fear I shall tire you with my long upon Jeremiah, I was a resideut at Lelter. But I cannot conclude with. Oxford, and had free intercourse with out assuring you that I shall think both the living and dead. I am now myself happy in being favoured with confined to a country parish, with a your future correspondence ; and few books only of my own collection, should your occasions call you this at a distance from any well-stocked way, I should hope you would call ju Library, and not a soul in the neigh- at Poulshot, as I certainly should pot bourhood that ever seems to have approach Hardingham without pay. thought of these matters. Oh, how ing my respects to you. Congenial could I relish such a neighbour as studies must naturally recommend us yourself, and what use could I find of to each other. I thank you for all your friendly co-operations! Butthere your good wishes and professions of is, I must confess, another thing lo regard for me, and I feel myself im. deter me froin attempling any farther pressed towards you with the same publications. I was never desirous of sentiments of cordial esteem and regain ; and the publick was freely wel- spect when I subscribe myself, come to the fruits of my application.

“ Dear Sir, But a man with a family cannot afford « Your most obliged and obedient to sacrifice over and above a part of

66 buible servant, that provision which he is bound to

" B. BLAYNEY +." make for them. I shall lose above « I cannot possibly tell you why 1001. by my Jeremiah, so few are Dr. Kendicott's Posthumous Works there to purchase even where they have hitherto been kept back from affect to applaud. You too, I fear the publick ; but I know that his pa. by what you say in your Leller, with pers were left in good hands, who greater merits have not met with ade. will infallibly do them justice. Two quate encouragement. I mean, there of the Trustees were, the Bishop of fore, as I cannot help amusing myself Salisbury, and the Dean of Christ with such sort of studies, to lay by Church, Oxford.” such observations as appear to me, and in case of my death to leave them

“ Dear Sir,

Christ Church, in proper bands, to be produced when

Feb.5, 1788. ever the new Translation of the Bible " When I look back to the date is taken in hand. Many of my re- of your Letter, I blush to think that marks may perhaps appear triling, I have not before returned you my bat there will tben be those that will

* Dr. Bagot; see p. 5. know how to separate the bad from

f Dr. Benjamin Blayney, Canon of the good. I hope you, Sir, will not suf- Christ Church, &c. He died in 1801. fer your ingenious thoughts to be lost; See vol. LXXI. p. 1054. Edit.



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acknowledgments for the obliging disposed to think rather highly of Dr. congratulations and expressions con- Geddes's abilities for the work he has tained in it. The delay, I assure you, undertaken, from the specimen given has not been owing to a want of due in his Prospectus and Appendix;

only sense of the honour done me by your I think he has altempted more thaa good opinion, but lo very many cone one man can possibly execute to any curring circumstances, which I will degree of perfection. As for Dr. Kennol trespass upon your time to enu- nicott's posthumous work, I cannot merate. I will only beg you to be. say il altogether meets with my aplieve that I am never favoured with probation. As a careful and laborious your correspondence without valuing collator, and collector of materials, myself the more upon such a mark of I think too much praise cannot be your esteem, and increasing iny re- given him. I loved him as a friend, spect for the many valuable qualities, and respected him as a man. But I both of heart and head, which you ap. do not think his fort lay in criticism. pear so eminently possessed of. I ain And had I been his executor, I should now, by the Royal favour, extended probably have suppressed many things to me through the most respectable which throw no lustre on his judgpatronaye, advanced to a station, for ment. Among these I join with you which I cau hardly persuade myself in reckoning his strange conceptions that I have sufficient abilities. Zeal of Psalm cx. v. 3. will not be wanting, and I purpose to

“I cannot conclude this Letter wilbdo my best to quicken the study of out assuring you again, that I shall Hebrew Literature among the youth always thiuk myself bappy in bearing of this place. For which end, 1 pro- from you, and that wishing you all pose, as soon as I am well settled possible health and happiness, I am, here, to instituie a course of private with true respect and regard, Dear Sir, Lectures, and to invite such young “ Your invst faithful and men as shall have acquired a little pre

obedient servant, vious knowledge of ihe language (for

B. BLAYNEY." I cannot waste ny time in teaching simply to read) to join with me in a

Mr. URBAN, Dublin, July 1l. critical examination of some portion

N of the Hebrew Scriptures, by which I pannud

: 523, I see an account of means I may have an opportunity of Memoirs, &c. of Joho Gwynn," toge

manuscriptentitled pulling lhein in a method of prose- ther with a ballad, called " The Maid citing their Hebrew Studies to more avvantage. And this, I think, though nothing; but the latter, together with

of Aghavore.” Of the former I know not so shewy, will prove a nuore ef- the preliminary remarks prefixed by fectual assistance than could be con. veyed in a course of public Declania. print. They are copied from a vo

your Correspondeni, may be found in tory Lectures. I should be glad to lume of poems, published by the Rev. be favoured with your opinion on this John Ball, A.M. Chaplain to the Rt. head, and likewise with any hints that Hon. the Countess Dowager of Barmay suggest themselves to you for the conduct and improvement of this plan. Thomas Ewing. In the copy from

rymore, and printed in Dublin by “ I was lately favoured with a Let- which I quote, the date has been ter from my friend the Bp. of Water- erased. The book is not uncommon, ford *, who has been for some time en

and of liltle value; it is remarkable gaged in a new Translation and Comment upon Ezekiel, and in which he neatness of its typography, and ap

for nothing but its vignettes and the tells ine be bas proceeded so far as to

pears to be the composition of some have already sent some sheels to the press. I am sure you will rejoice with person who spent his literary leisure

in metrical effusions. The ballad ine in the prospect of such a valuable given by your Correspondent is a accession to our sacred stock. I wish tolerable specimen of the poetic meyou bad not such pleas of exemplion rits of the whole.

G. from contributing farther to it; but you have done enough to leave the world under a perpelual seosé of obe


Anm. 19. Jigation to you. I must confess I am PERMI

ERMIT me to observe, ibat Gil.

bert Wakefield, (the retentive * Abp. Newcome ; sce pp. 4. 102. felicily of whose memory, generally




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1819.] Divining Rod. Chanckbury Hill.

215 speaking, helps to crowd, somewhat The experiment succeeds hest with too thickly, the pages of the various twigs from those trees of which the Classics which he has edited, with pa. bark is rather rough, such as hazel, rallel passages,) has yet forgotten to apple, &c. as they afford a firmer potice, in bis edition of Lucretius, the hold. They are not so fit for the plagiarism committed by Themistius use of the diviner in winter, or when upon the well-knowo simile of the dry, being then less flexible. The Poet : Lib. Prim. v. 935. Sed veluti, idea of its not succeeding on a bridge, &c.-The words of Themistius, ex- or in a boat, is erroneous. hurting the Nicomedenses to the pursuit of Philosophy, run as follow, Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 5.

VOUR are a close translation of the language has spared me the trouble of of Lucretius: Mopenteoy nueño 785 000w- correcting one or two errala in the τεράς των ιατρών, οι τα πικροτερα

remarks on Chaockbury Hill. That φαρμακών, μελιτι την κυλικα περιχρι

article having some time elapsed from

my hands, the Table in Paterson too σαντες, πινειν διδοασι:

Orat. 12. fol. Paris, 1684.

recently arrested my attention. The Is it not singular also, that the computation was made, as given in learned, though fantastical Hardouin,

the paper, bg some well-inforined should have left unnoticed this strik

persons in the nighbourhood. Bram

ble for Bramber, was an error of the ing parallelism, in his edition of The

Compositor mistius?

F. B.

Pure Fancy, being a very limited fa. Mr. URBAN,

cully, is, says Professor Stewart, cul. Aug. 16.

tivated by an extensive observation НА, AVING lately witnessed an ex

of natural objects: to a very high periment made by a Lady who degree of this is probably aitribut. imagines that she has the power of able that supremacy of description of discovering subterraneous springs by Nature and beauty, both human and means of the Divining-rod, and shortly physical, scarce afterwards finding that I possessed "Of the earth, earthly,” that extraordinary property myself, J take the liberty of answering a query is one of his “ fancy's picturings"

so peculiar to a contemporary Poet: on that subject, which appeared in a late Number of the Gentleman's racteristic of this wide-spread view:

there is a passage remarkably chaMagazine ; and proceed to give di

“ A hill, rections for the benefit of persons de

the last siring to make the experiment. Take

As 'twere, the cape of a long ridge of such, a fresh hazel-twig, förked similar to

Save that there was no sea lo lare its base, the proogs of a hay-fork, about one

But a most living landscape, and the wave foot in length, and sufficiently flexi- Of woods and cornfields, and the abodes ble to be twisted, which must be done

of men by holding the two prongs rather Scatter'd at intervals, and wreathing'smoke tightly in your closed bands, allowing Arising from such rustic roofs; the hill the ends to project a little beyond was crown'd with a peculiar diadem your little fingers; when so held, its

Of trees, in circular array so fix'd, own elasticity, and tendency to return

Not by the sport of nature, but of man.” to its former unrestrained position, As English Scenery, some parts will cause it gradually to unt wist it- of our Southern range, though not self, in doing which, it will move up- coming within the arbitrary accepwards or dowowards without the least tation of the term Picturesque, motion of the hands.

embrace the gentler qualities of So gentle, and almost imperceptible what is called the Beautiful. Where is the twist required, that it is very the sea forms a compartment in the possible for a person to deceive them landscape, this may with particular selves: (which I ain confident was tbe justice be said ; and we suppose that case with the Lady whom I saw, and those spots which furnish superior mawhich had almost been so with myself.) terials will not be overlooked in the Dr. Hutton's recantation of his former Graphical Illustrations of Southern incredulity on this subject, and my Scenery, which are forthcoming from own experience, convince me that it a certain eminent publisher. The is also very casy lo deceive others. asperity of the critic Dennis is said,

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