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into the Malabar languages.' In the a Cathedral, both with respect to its several school-houses divine service appearance and its manner of pubwas performed on Sundays, and al- lic worship, that fails pot to strike ways well attended. To every ten the beholder with a solemnity and schools was a superiotending master, awe that produces the most pleasing who made his moothly visitations. effects-hence iovovation should be Clergymen presided over districts, avoided—and it is painful to observe, and made their annual visitations at too frequently, architectural barbathe schools. These religious and risms in our chaste Gothic buildiogs, scholastic establishments are now neg. and too many modern monuments lected and fallen into decay, on their implaced in those beautiful groupes baving fallen into the hands of the of pillars to destroy in some measure English. The Clergymen, the Cate their effect. chists, and the Schoolmasters have The venerable fabric of Winchester lost their pittance of salary; the du- Collegiate Church is now undergoing ties of the one are feebly discharged some repairs—and the choir is occufor want of proper persons, and the pied by tbe workmen so as to prelaborious employment of the other vent Divide service. In the mean has entirely ceased. It hoped that time the • Lady Chapel,' at the East the zeal and Christian philanthropy end is appropriated to the purpose ; of the English character will not where, without the aid of the organ, long delay to remedy these defects. the human voice is fouod to pro

There is another race of people at duce the most charming harmony, and Cochin particularly interesting, viz. the correct and sweet performances the white and black Jews, but no are such as to afford considerable devery correct account bas yet been light to the bearer. I need scarcely procured concerning them.

observe, that it is well attended, and I bave extracted the foregoing ob. affords another proof of the laud. servations from a report received able attention paid to the Choirs in from the Bible Society at Bombay, their venerable structures. Your under the Presidency of Geo. Brown, Readers who attend, as I have done, esq. dated in September 1816. Some from Carlisle to Chichester, aod from account of these Syrian Christians Norwich to Exeter, will feel a satismay be found in La Croze Hist. du faction in this recital.

T. W. Christianisme des Indes—and Asiman. ni Biblioth. Orient.; and also in the

Mr.URBAN,

July 20. THOUGH in the account which

THO Christian Researches, &c.-And there your Literary Notices of last is a complete and circumstantial ac month contains of the reasons of my count of the religion of the Abyssi. delay in publishing the Privileges of nians in the Theol. Ethiop. of Gre the University of Cambridge, there is gory the Assyrian, published by Fa. nothing incorrect, get the statement bricius in his Lux Evan.

is not, I think, so explicit and exact Yours, &c.

A. H. as to satisfy my subscribers. The

articles noticed are the same as Mr. URBAN, Hackney, July 19. those mentioned in my origioal pro

OUR Readers, very many, must posals ; whereas those which have account given of Collegiate Schools nothing of other reasons) of delay in by your Correspondent M. H. of Crus- publishing this work, did not enter by-square. The subject is interesting, at all into my first design ; they are and particularly to the lovers of varieties, indeed, but of such a nature Church Music and the Cathedral ser as to give almost a different characvice. Having had the opportunily ter to the undertaking. The new ar. of attending Divine service in every licles are as follow:-A Second Dis. Cathedral in England, I confess I sertation on the Charters, and Queen have experienced a gratification from Elizabeth's Statutes: the History of M.H.'s observations, and a pleasure to Printing, with that of the Books fiod so much attention paid to those printed at Cambridge, and of the Prio. who afford us such satisfaction by iers (with occasional Remarks down their harmonious voices.

to the time of printing the Bezæ CoThere is something in the wbole of dex, on which ivany observations are

introduced):

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introduced): an Account of some of part of the canonical habit of a the more curious College Libraries, graduate clergyman. Some further with occasional extracts from books regulation for the purpose of enforcand MSS. : Lists of the English, La- ing the general use of the hood by tio, Greek, and Oriental MSS. in the graduate clergymen seems, therefore, Public Library: an Account of some to be essentially requisite; and pa. Eminent Men formerly of the Town risbes ought to be compelled to proof Cambridge; together with 200 vide such hood, which is positively pages of Cambridge Fragments, con- prescribed by the Canon. J.B. sisting of remarks inade in the course of the work, and criticisms, and vari. Curious COATS OF ARMS, CRESTI, ous Literary Anecdotes, Pleasantries, Mottos, AND CORONET DEVICES. and Epigrams, with other pieces of Poetry (all original, with two or three 11 being fond of receiving presents,

HENRY III. King of England, exceptions) by the author or other commanded the following line, by the persons formerly of Cambridge.

way of device, to be written over bis All that you have said beside, in re chamber at Woodstock :

- QUI NON ply to your Correspondents, is cor

DAT QUOD AJAT, NON ACCIPIT ILLE rect, except that, of the improve- QUOD OPTAT-(Unless presented with ments proposed in and about Cam.

an article held in high esteem by the bridge it should be added, that the giver of it, he values not the gift.) greatest part originated with the late Edward III. bore for his device the well-known Improver, Mr. Browo.

rays of the sun streaming from a Yours, &c.

G. DYER. cloud, without any motto. P.S. The Work is nearly printed off, Edmund Duke of York bore a falbut cannot be published for some time. con in a fetter-lock, inplying that he

was locked up from all hope and posMr. URBAN,

July 10. sibility of the kingdom. YOR TOUR Correspondent SIGISMUND Henry V. carried a burning crosset,

in October last, and the learned sometimes a beacon-bis motto, UNE Dr. Sharp, Archdeacon of Northum- SANS PLUS— -(One and no more.) berland (whom he quotes), have Edward IV. bore the suo after the very clearly shewn that “ Graduates battle of Mortimer's Cross, where when they preach should use such three suns were said to have been seen boods as pertain to their several de conjoining in one. grees, and that there is sufficient war Heory VII. on account of the union rant for using a hood without a sur of the houses of York and Lancaster plice, as is done to this day in the io him, used the white rose united Universities.”

with the red, and placed in the sun. All Graduates (clergymen) certainly In the reigo of Henry Vill. devices ought to wear their respective hoods, grew more familiar, and somewhat which would effectually and properly more perfect by the addition of moldistinguish them from those ciergy tos to thein, in imitation of the liawho have not had an University edu- lians and French, among whom there cation (often termed Northern Lights, is hardly a private family without a many of them haviog been born in particular device, many of them very the North parts of England) and from anlient. those Dissenting Ministers, who, with At tbe celebrated interview beont any authority, wear gowns. But tween the Emperor Charles V. and though it is one of the articles of the Kings Henry VIII. and Francis 1. enquiry, at Episcopal Visitations, whe- the English Monarch used for bis ther the Church wardens bave pro- device, an English archer in a green vided “a large and fitting surplice coat drawing his arrow up to the heud, and Hood for the Minister to wear with tbis motto, CUI ADHÆREO PREwhen he officiates in the Church," EST-(He succeeds whom I join.) yet the hood is, I apprehend, never In bonour of Queen Jane, who died provided ; and though Bishops and willingly to save her child, Edward Archdeacons expect and require the VI. a phenix was represented in a Clergy to appear before then, in their funeral fire, with this inolto, NASCA“ Canonical" habits; yet those cler. TUR UT ALTER--(That another might gymen who are graduates appear at be born.) the Visitations without hoods ; pot When the Daupbin of France was withstanding the hood is certainly a paying his addresses to Mary Queen

of

of Scots, he sent her a rich tablet of the First was, CHRISTO AUSPICE REGgold, in which was her picture, set NO-(I reign under the auspices of with precious stones ; among these Christ). were on one side a fair amethyst, and During the civil wars in this reign under it as fair an adamant, with this almost every man, of what rank somotto, AMAT-ISTA ADAMANTEM-(She ever, assumed devices. On the King's loves her lover) alluding, at the party, one bore for his coronet device same time, to the names of these dia. St. Michael killing the dragon; motto, monds. This is what the French call QUIS UT DEUS? - (Who like God?) a " Picardy Rebus."

Another bore the picture of a King Queen Mary bore - winged Time crowned and armed, with his sword drawing Truth out of a pit, with the drawn, and this motto, melius EST motto, VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA MORI IN BELLO QUAM VIDERE MALA (Truth is the daughter of Time.) How GENTIS NOSTRÆ-(Better is it to die ill such a wretched bigot deserved than behold the wickedness of our their bearing, her bloody reign has people). A third bore the figure of testified. Her acts tended to smother the beast called the ermyn, which, it aod bury truth, rather than permit is said, will rather choose to die than time to draw it forth for the benefit to defile its fur; motto, MALO MORI of the world.

QUAM FEDARI -(Death before disQueen Elizabeth used many heroic honour)-alluding to the Covenant. devices and moltos. Sometimes the A fourth represents five hands snatchwords vidEO TACEO-(I see and am ing at a crown, defended by an armed silent); at others, SEMPER EADEM — hand and sword from a cloud, with (Always the sume); which latter has, this motto, RedDITE.CASARI-(Renin our owo times, been appropriated der unto Cæsar the things that are by Mr. Plowden, the lawyer, to the Cæsar's). A sixth chose a landscape Popish religion.

of a pleasant country, with houses, The Earl of Essex, when he was churches, corn, cattle, &c. &c. incast dowo with sorrow, and yet em vaded by a savage and beggarly peoployed in arms, bore sable shield ple, and for motto, BARBARUS HAS without any figure, but inscribed, SegetES?(Shall a barbarian possess PAR NULLA FIGURA DOLORI -(No these crops ?) figure is adequate to the expression of The coronet device of his Majesty's grief.)

own Troop or Life Guard of Horse, Sir Philip Sidney, denoted that he was a lion passant crowned Or, with, persisted always one, bore, “the Cas DIEU ET MON DROIT --(God and my pian sea, surrounded with its shores," right)-for motto. alluding to this body of water neither The Marquis of Winchester bore, ebbing or flowing ; his motto was, and not improperly, only the motto SINE REFLUXV—(Without an ebb). of his own family arms, which was,

King James I. used a thistle and a AIMEZ LOYAULTE--( Love loyalty ). rose uoited, with this motto, HENRI The heroic Marquis of Montrose CUS ROSAS, REGNA JACOBUS--(Henry bore for figure a laurel of gold in a united the roses, James the kingdoms.) field argent, and for motto, MAGNIS Archbishop Usher had the follow

-(I shall acconing motto inscribed on his episcopal plish my great enterprises, or perish seal, vE MIHI SI NON EVANGELIZA in the effort)-words but too fatally VERO–(Woe unto me if I preach not propbetic to him. His family motto the Gospel).

was, NE OUBLIE~(Forget not). Bishop Bedell took an ingenious The Earl of Carnarvon bore a lion, device to remind him of the woeful and six dogs barking at him; one of effect of the fall of Adam on the heart the six was somewhat larger than the of man. It was “a flaming crucible," rest, and from his mouth issued a with this motto, in Hebrew, TAKE little scroll, whereon was written

The word in KIMBOZTON; on like scrolls from the Hebrew which siguifies tin being bedil, others were written pym, &c. The which imported that he thought every lion seemed to utter this motto, thing in him but base alloy, and QUOUSQUE TANDEM therefore prayed that God would ENTIA NOSTRA?-(How long will you deliver bim from it.

persist in abusing our patience.) The molto chosen by King Charles Lord Capel's device was, for figure,

a sceptre

AUT EXCIDAM AUSIS

FROM ME ALL MY TIN.

ABUTERIS

PATI

REASON CONTENTS ME.

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a sceptre with a crown Or, in a field engineer, to take a survey of the Azure, and for motto, PERFECTISSIMA Thames, and published a plan thereGUBERNATIO–(The completest form from, comprising, not only the por. of Government).

tion of the Thames within their own Lord Lucas bore a crown, with the immediate jurisdiction, but also an molto, DEI GRATIA-(By the Grace entire district appertaioing to the of God).

Commissioners, viz. from Staines to į Sir Richard Graham's motto was, Boulter's Lock, above Maidenhead.

This Plan, which is drawn on a Colonel Halton represented the pic. scale of two inches to a mile, exbibits ture of fortuoe, with a crown in her a faithful delineation of the course of right hand and five halters in the left, the river, with its several islands, and five men (inteoded to represent towing-paths, shoals, barge-tracks,&c. the five members) addressing them. It was revised by Mr. Whitworth ia selves to her upon their knees; but 1774, at the City's expeoce, and is she gives them the left hand, with now become extremely scarce. From this motto, cuIQUE MERITUM — - To the length of time wbich has elapsed each his desert) —or, in the words since the survey was first taken, the of the good old toast, Every honest face of the river must doubtless have man his own, and every knave undergone some alteration; and it is haller.

probable, therefore, that a further (To be continued.)

revision of the Plan might now be

requisile, in order to a correct repreSuggestion for a Plan of the River sentation being given of the present

Thames, Westward of London. stale of the river, especially since so
Mr. URBAN,

Winchester Row, many locks within these few years
July 5. have been introduced into the lower,

or City's District. So laudable an
generally circulated throughout example set them by the City, it is
the country, there can be no doubt much to be regretted had not been
it must frequently fall into the hands followed by the Commissioners of the
of gentlemen holding the office of Upper Districts; in which case the
Commissioners of the Thames Navi- public would not have to express
gation, the greater part of whom are their surprize, at this time, that a
composed of persons possessing lands, river so truly important in every re-
and residing on the banks of the spect as the Thames confessedly is,
Thames. From some of these gentle should yet be without any accurate
meo I am desirous to obtain, through Plan to sbew its course Westward.
the medium of your useful Miscel It is therefore earnestly recom-
lany, a satisfactory answer to the mended to the Commissioners to take
following question, viz. “What cir- the matter under their consideration,
cumstances have prevented the Com- in order to some engineer or surveyor
missioners froin publishing a Plan or of approved talents being forth with
Map, from actual survey, of the engaged to make a survey of the
river Thames, within the limits of river, and to draw a plan of the
their jurisdiction (extending in length same, similar to that of Brindley and
upwards of one hundred and twenty Whitworth's, above-mentioned. On
miles), viz. from Staines to Cricklade; the publication of the engraved Plan,
or, at least, to the junction of the it would be very desirable that it
Thames and Severn Canal, above should be accompanied with a full
Lechlade?” A measure, the adop- and detailed report of the present
tion of which was suggested by a actual state of the river and its navi-
Commiltee of the House of Com- gation, describing its peculiar locali-
mons, so long since as in the year ties, such as pens and currents, bed,
1794 ; and, if i am not mistaken, sub- depths, together with an account of
sequently, more than once, recom the nature of the soil through which
mended by Committees of their own it flows, and every other kind of in-
body. How very different and praise- formation which Inight be deemed
worthy has been the conduct of the explanatory of the peculiar features
City in this matter. In the year 1770 of the Thames ; in particular, it
the Corporation, much to their ho. ought to contain accurate tables of
nour, employed Mr. Brindley, the falls on the river, and distances, exclu.

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Bive of some notation on the Plan ang Report, either of themselves, or itself to show the miles progressively of engineers appointed by them, “to on the margin of the river, to and examine and report on the state of from Slaines and Lechlade; por ought the river;" or to obtain copies of any the barge-track on any account to be plans of local surveys made in puromitted, as being indispensably neces suance of their orders, of detached sary to the perfection of the Map. portions of the river, io furtherapce

That the first river in the country of improvements. These documents should still remain without any gene. ought at all times to be readily accesral plau of its whole navigable extent, sible to the public, a large portion of from actual survey, bas often excited whom necessarily feel much interested the just surprize of many intelligent in whatever concerns the improvepersons. My only motive, Mr. Ur ments on tbe Thames. Perhaps some bad, for interfering in the matter, is geotleman acting as Commissioner for the purpose of directing the atten. will have the goodness to explain the tion of some active Commissioner to cause of this secrecy, which the Lé. the subject, who might submit the gislature, most assuredly, could never satue to a general meeting of the have had in contemplation when they Thaines Commissioners, with a view passed the Act for the government of of carrying into execution the sug

The Commissioners' conduct. gestion of the House of Commons. Should I succeed in gaining this point,

REMARKS ON THE SUBJECTS OF I shall think myself highly fortunate

EPIC POEMS. in having contributed to so useful an end. The City, I have no doubt, with wbo is still quoted on the subject their accustomed liberality, would of the Epopée, alihough his authority willingly lend their co-operation to. in other matters has long fallen from wards affecting the measure in ques- that high infallibility which it once tion. But should any difficulty arise, enjoyed,) the first and most essential, through deficiency of pecuniary ineans, requisite of an Epic Poem is, that it the Legislature might be applied tó be founded on'a great action. The in behalf of the undertaking, by such unity of this action, which is likewise of the Commissioners as happen to be strongly insisted on, is generally acalso Members of Parliament.

knowledged to be a requisite scarcely It may be here mentioned, that as subordinate in iinportance, and to rank there are a great number of jodivi. with tbe former far above those minor duals either connected with, or highly rules which he has laid down for the interested in, the Thames navigation, assistance and direction of the human who would, in all probability, become fancy, which nevertheless in their repurchasers of copies of the engraved spective places, may often be observed Map, the produce arising from the with advantage and credit. sale of such copies, when published, In conformity with this precept we might be brought in aid of the charge find the two great Epics of Grecian incurred for making the survey, &c. antiquity, upon which criticism has by which means, unless I am much been exhausted, and which have in mistaken, the expence attending the every succeeding age immortalized survey, and drawing the original plan, their author, although in date several would be materially reduced in centuries preceding this master-critic amount, and, consequently, the par- of former days, founded respectively ties conceroed for the navigation, on an event or events great in themwould be liable to no more charge selves ; and in their consequences inthan what might be found absolutely volving very serious changes in the indispensable for the accomplishment bistory of the nations or people with of the object in view.

whom they are represented as standing Yours, &c.

C. E. S. connected. P.S. I know not how to account The example of their author has for the profound secrecy invariably fired the minds and directed the geobserved by the Thames Commis- nius of succeeding poets, and they sioners jo respect to all their proceed- have accordingly disdained to employ, ings; so that it is almost next to an as the basis of heroic song, objects impossibility to procure a copy of which were not at once elevated, and GENT. Mag. July, 1819.

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