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three volumes, sro, as learned and the Gentleman's Magazine, my reaeloquent performances ; the first sons why a new Translation of the two, on the female character and at. Bible should not be attempted withtire, which seem likely to be read out the concurrence of various aids with pleasure by Mrs. Green. and talents, well knowo and well ac
“I beg leave to present my best credited for the execution of such a respects to her ; and am, with great work, I could not be indifferent to respect and esteem, Rev. Sir,
the Reasons in favour of a new “ Your most obedient, Translation of the Holy Scriptures,
which lately appeared from the ingefaithful servant, pious and eloquent pen of Sir James W. WATERFORD.” Bland. Burgess, especially as these
reasons appear not only incapable of Mr.URBAN,
Oct. 12. the good proposed by their Author, N the Southmost of the two Cha- that of promoting the cause of Reli
transept of Winchester Cathedral is tendency. the following loscription :
The main reason, on which the “ Here lyeth the body of Mrs. Mary whole of the Tract is grounded, is of Young, the wife of James Young, Esq. so grave and important a nature, as who was a Gentleman of the Privie Cham must (if substantiated) excite very ber unto King Charles the First, and dyed uneasy feelings in the minds of serious in his sayd Maties service. She was the and reflecting, but unlearned Chrisdaughter of William Bridges, the son of tians. Thomas Bridges, Baron Chandois of Sud. The Tract is intended as an answer ley. She died the 14th day of December, to the Strictures of the Quarterly Re1687, aged 80.”
view on Mr. Bellamy's new TranslaArms - In a lozenge Argent, on tion, and on bis Reply to their Stricthree piles Sable as many annulets Or, tures; and the bulk of the Tract fis Young; impaliog, Argent, on a cross occupied in discrediting the authority Sable, a leopard's face Or, Bridges. of the Septuagint and Vulgute Ver.
On examination of various accounts sions of the Bible, and of our authoof the family of Brydges, and the rized English Version, which the Auprinted pedigrees prepared for the thor calls“ little more than a servite House of Lords on the claim of the translation of the Septuagint and Vullate Rev. Edw. Tymewell Brydges to gate,” (p. 124.) 'The question re
. the honour of Baron Chandos of Sude- lating to the three Versions I leave ley, there does not appear to have in very able hands, which want no been any Thomas Baron Chandos, nor coadjutor to support them *. any Baron Chaodos within a period
The main ground, then, on which compared with the birth of the Lady Sir James rests his Reasons for a New above mentioned, who had a son Translation of the Holy Scriptures, named William.
is thus stated by him: “As all our The copious article which treats of dearest interests, both temporal and the title of Chandos in the last edition eternal, depend on our obedience to of Collios's Peerage, by Sir Egerton the commands of our Maker revealed Brydges, mentions no such individual. to us in the Holy Scriptures, nothing
Possibly some of your Correspond can be of more serious importaoce ents devoted to genealogical pursuits than to ascertain the fidelity of those may be enabled to solve this ambi- Versions of the Sacred Text, through guous and problematical point, which which alone a knowledge of those seems hitherto to have escaped the commands can be acquired by the manotice of all the writers on the sub- jority of mankind. As many wellject of the Chandos Pedigrees, and disposed persons, amoog whom were you will oblige me by offering it to included many of our most learned the attention of your Readers through the medium of your Magazine.
* The authority of Jerome's translaYours, &c. DUNELMENSIS.
tion, and of our English Version, has been lately very decisively vindicated by the
Rev. J. W. Whittaker, in his “ Inquiry Mr. URBAN,
Oct. 9. into the Interpretation of the Hebrew AVING already presented to the Scriptures." See our Review for the pre
1819.] Authorized Version of the Scriptures defended, 323 Divines, entertained considerable death of the last of the Apostles *, la doubts on this point, the publication darkness and error, and without a of Mr. Bellamy's New Translation of competent guide to the knowledge of the Old Testament from the original his written Word ? A Church may Hebrew was favourably regarded by err, as the Church of Rome has erred; them.” Again, towards the conclu. and, by its superstitions, and novelsion of the Tract, it is observed: ties, and corruptions, may obstruct “ The question is too important to the light of the Gospel; copies of the be left in a state of uncertainty. It Scriptures are liable to errors + in has claims upon us of the highest and transcribing and printing, and the
; most serious nature, affecting all our best Translators to occasional miscondearest interests, both temporal and ceptions of their meaning: but the eternal. In order to obey a law, it most incorrect copy that ever was is necessary previously to know dis printed, and the worst Translation of tinctly what that law is. To the want
very worst Church, never left the of this certainty, arising from the substance of the divine law, nor the manifold corruptions which have work of our salvation, in any kind of been introduced into the Sacred Text, uncertainty ; never left it to any indimust be attributed the origin and vidual of the nineteenth century to, growth of those impious and abomina- bring that life and immortality to ble heres by which the Christian light, which has been revealed to Church has been invaded ; every one
world by the Bible and its numerous of which, from those of the original Versions since the first general próEbionites to those of the modern Uni- mulgation of the Gospel: much less tarians, is founded solely on false in- can it be imputed to the authorized terpretation of the Divine Law.”(pp. English Version, that the “ majority 124, 125.)
of mankind” have still to learn what Again (p. 152), after contrasting the will of the Lord is ; and that they certain passages of the authorized must wait for this most necessary and Version with Mr. Bellamy's, and give indispensable knowledge till Mr. Beling the preference to the latter, it is lamy bas completed his undertaking. concluded that “the matter is highly Yours, &c,
S. T. P. deserving of attention. It is a ques-, tion of no less magnitude, than the Mr. URBAN, Westminster, Oct. 4. choice between a blind adhesion to error, and a pure and perfect know- Gentleman's Magazine, I hope ledge of the revealed law of God.” you will not refuse to oblige me by
This is a strong case; and, if it insertiog a few lines, which I wish to could be made out, a' more important meet the eye of Dr. Carey, who I see one was neverlaid before the publick: is a constant Correspondent of yours, -a case involving " our dearest in. requesting that he will condescend to terests, temporal and eternal,” in- satisfy me, and probably many other viting us to a deliberate choice be. of your Readers, on the subject of tween error and truth, between a that surprising facility in scanning “ blind adhesion to error, and a pure Latin verse, which he professes to and perfect knowledge of the reveal
possess. ed law of God ;” and directing us to In the Preface to a recent edition the only existing means of knowing of his “ Latin Prosody made Easy," correctly what the revealed law of he states that he spent only six hours God is, and of giving clearness and
* The first Latin translation of the certainty, to that which all the labours of the Reformation, and the Scriptures was, probably, made before
the end of the first century. learniog of succeeding times, have left in doubt and uncertainty.
+ When the King asked Dr. Keanicott,
on the completion of his great work, what But who, at tbe very first view of
was the result of all his labours; the Doctor such a statement, can give any credit
told his Majesty, that, of the immense to it? Who will believe that Christ
number of various readings which had has so deserted his Church, and so been collected from manuscripts there forgotten the promise of his presence was not one that affected the truth of any and grace, as to leave the world for Scripture fact, or the certainty of any seventeen centuries, that is, from the doctrine of faith or moral duty,
and a half in examining the whole of The ioformation to be derived from Virgil, and marking all the poetic hand-posts is so apparent, that it seems licences, for the compilation of his strange they are so much neglected ! Clavis Metrico-Virgiliana.
Churches, Chapels, Halls, &c. forThough I am myself a tolerable merly seldom contained the modern prosodian, and sufficiently acquainted luxury of artificial beat, or probably with the different poetic licences, I their original architect would have confess that assertion struck me as contrived a handsomer method of somewhat extraordinary, at the very conveying off the smoke; that confirst sight, and without entering cern appears now to be left to the into any calculations ;--but when I discretion of some inferior artificer, found, a little further on, that this who frequently introduces an awk. was at the rate of thirty-two lines per ward horizontal length of pipe, or minute, I was still more astonished, in many instances runs up a brick and concluded there must be some deformity on the building, with a mistake in the numbers ; for, as glaring red chimney-pot on the top, every line of Virgil contains at least interfering with the symmetry of thirteen syllables, and many of them the Church, &c. perhaps a beautiful sixteen, Dr. Carey must have read, at fabrick of stone, and a national ornathe very lowest estimate, at least ment. Would a regular Surveyor seven syllables in every second of suffer this ? time, which appears to me I will Some higbly approve of the entire not say impossible, since that gentle- removal of Pulpit sounding-boards, man has asserted it - but certainly others do not-I think the latter opivery extraordinary, even with all the nion prevails. advantage that he may have derived Government, in order to enforce from his mode of-reading by quan- the observance of the Third Comtity, to which he appears to attribute mandment, enacted the Statute of 19 in a great measure the facility of his Geo. II. c. 21. $. 13, and ordained performance.
that it should be “publicly read four. To conclude, Mr. Urban, I request times in the year in all Churches and Dr. Carey, if he should happen to no- Chapels, by the Miqister, immediately tice these lines, to satisfy me, and after morning and evening prayer, others in my predicament, whether on the Sundays next after March 25, there is any error in bis statement June 24, Sept, 29, and Dec. 95;. on from a slip of the pen or of memory, pain of 51. for every offence, to be or a mistake of his printer, and whe- levied by distress, by warrant of a ther he really did examine and mark Justice, or Mayor.” Many of the 32 lines per minute. MARCUS. Laity are unacquainted of the ex
istence of this Act. Mr. URBAN,
Oct. 16. Whilst on the subject, permit me
to observe, that the introduction of sory hints are not altogether un- the sacred name of the Almighty in worthy of the notice of your readers. Tragedy or Comedy (whether antient Travellers can observe a great dif. or modern) is highly improper, yet
; ference as to tbe degree of attention it has been done by certaio Dra. paid by the Magistrates and Road- matic Clergymen!! surveyors to the following clause in
m. the Highway Act, 13 Geo. III. c. 78, s, 26.
Oct. 9. The Justices at the Special Sessions I reply to the queries of your Cor. shall to the where several highways meet, and there will favour me by admitting the folis no sufficient direction-post or stone lowing observations. already fixed or erected ; requiring bim farthwith to cause to be erected or fixed, the quarterings in a shield are chiefly,
On the first, it appears to me that in the most convenient place where such
if not altogether, iotroduced for the ways meet, a stone or post, with inscriptions thereon, in large legible letters paint purpose of preserving the rememed on each side thereof, containing the
brance of a family, whose male line Dame or names of the next market-town or
is extinct. Now the case in question towns, or other considerable place or places supposes that the father of the lady to which the said highways lead, &c.!! has male beirs; therefore no reason
1819.] On Quartering Arms.-St. Martin's-le-Grand. 325 exists wby her posterity should quar- is only, I apprehend, because the creter his arms.
ation of female Peers is less frequent The present Dukes of Northum- than the births, marriages, and dealbs. berland inherit the estates of the of female Heirs. Percies through the line of Seymour, Yours, &c.
S. J. A. yet I believe the arms of Seymour do not occur among the numerous quar
Oct. 10. terings of that illustrious house.
Cor. Child, Lord Castlemain, inherited
respondent, A. J. K. for sufferiog from the Tylueys of Rotherwick, by 80 much time to pass without noticing a daughter of John Glyone, of Henley his able reply to my former commuPark, Surrey, yet the name and arms nications upon the subject of the reof Tylpey were assumed by the Child cent discoveries in the neighbourhood family, without any regard to the of St. Martin's-le-Grand. (See Part i. name or arms of Glynne.
I am aware that the present custom In the letter which accompanied of changing names, and quartering, the two engraved plates of those anor altering arms of inheritance by tient and very curious crypts (vol. Royal Peripission, or by Act of Par. LXXXVIII. jj. 393), I offered all the liament, proceeds in a manner alto. “remarks which I intended to publish
irrespective of the common relative to the comparative ages of heraldic rules of marshalling, yet i the two structures, avoidiog the prethink the instances already given will sumption, and aware of the difficulty, sufficiently prove that the commemo- of fixing a period at which it is proration of the family which an heiress bable the most Western crypt was represents, and whose estates she con- erected, chiefly from the absence of veys, is the chief object of the quar- such decided characters as arches, tering, and that the introduction of groins, and mouldings; these objects her own surname, i.e. of her fatber's are alone able to assist conjecture shield, is, to say the least, a matter where uncertainty so extensively prequite immaterial.
vails as in this instance. But your Correspondent very pro- A Roman copper coio was certaialy perly observ that the heraldic rules shown to me as found by one of the for marshalling will not, except in ex- workmen io clearing away the ruins. traordinary cases, allow a shield to I took an exact copy of it, and the be quartered by those who do not drawing is now in the possession of inberit from its original owner, and Mr. Urban *. from this fact, together with the in- I cannot think it derogatory to the stances already given, in which the transcendent abilities of Sir Christolady's surname, or her paternal arms, pher Wren, as an architect, to declare are totally omitted, I think we may that he was totally ignorant of the fairly conclude that the posterity of principles, as well as blind to the beaua lady who was heir to her mother, ties, of our antient Church architecbut not to her father, should quarter ture. He did not scruple to express, only her mother's arins.
at every opportunity which offered, As to the second question, I confess his dislike for the style; aod he has I have no objection to call the son of sufficiently proved his readiness to a created peeress “ the second peer destroy antient Churches, and cerof the family;" for though fashion tainly his ability to erect some of the just now requires the use of the terms most contemptible structures which beiress and peeress, I see no need are to be found in the country. He for the feminine appellations. The despised the venerable architecture former is frequently, and I think cor- of which we now boast, aud of which rectly, written heir, “ Joan, daughter so many magaificent examples remain. and heir,” “ Aone, sister and co-heir,” His opinion, therefore, of this matchless are expressions which convey no idea style was like that of a late and deof impropriety, the gender of the word servedly-celebrated Grecian architect, being fixed by the name of the per- who, when asked by a gentlengan of son. Why the word peer should not profound learning and acknowledged be subject to the same rule, I know not, if when used with a female pame * It may possibly be engraved alt some it sounds less correctly to the ear, it future opportunity. EDIT.
taste, of Oxford, if an alteration wbich “ Cahets" of Miss Porter's « Knight the architect had plapped for one of of St. John," allow me, through the the Colleges was consistent with a par- medium of your pages, to recommend ticular style, replied with a careless to his examination two works wbicb indifference, “0! Sir, any thing that' mention the existing rempant of such is not Grecian is Gothic !”.
a caste of miserable people, yet to be Yours, &c.
J. C. B. found in the Southern provinces of
France, under the nomination of “ Ca. Paternoster-row, Mr. URBAN,
hets,” namely, “ Ramond's Travels in
Oct. 11. the Pyrenees," and “ De Gebelin's A WISHnes expressed in your la Essai sur la Mineralogie des Pyre
gazine for Sept. (p. 194) that nées :" these will direct him to other the work, of which I gave a slight authors upon the same subject ; and intimation, under the signature of to the aptient “ Tor of Bearne," or “ Bio-Dev.” in your last Supplement, Code of its Laws. Miss Porter's atshould proceed. This your Corres-' tempt to point out their origio is pondent may rely upon being accom. not only ingenious in itself, but, by plished, should I live so long, in the particularly riveting the attention of course of next Spring. Yet I should her readers, laudably rouses curiosity not have troubled you with this tri- to search farther into so extraordi. vial communication, but for the nary a fact.---Indeed this effect is a strange coincidence of the initials of very marked characteristic of Miss that correspondent's name (or the Porter's writings. Her stories excite signature he bas adopted) with those an interest beyond theinselves. Few of my own proper name, lest it should readers, I believe, lay any of them be conceived to have been sent by down without immediately taking up myself*.
some deeper work to which they reMy design is, to print the Lives of fer ; and thus the door of romance celebrated Natives of Devonshire, is made to open, by a variety of unwho have flourished since the time expected avenues, to ioterestiog his. of John Prince; but I have not con- torical facts, and traits of celebrated fined myself merely to Worthies, al. Biography.
E. G. though I shall adopt the title, and conform myself to the size of my
ANCIENT ANECDOTES. predecessor's work. I have departed (Continued from p. 200.) from his quaint manner, and hope I
Mr. URBAN, West-square, October 8. have been perfectly tolerant : the pumber of lives will be greater than As you have been pleased to adPrince's, and the less worthy will in
mit habit the notes. I have long collect- cellany my first selection of Ancient ed matter, and some is ready. I shall Anecdotes from Valerius Maximus, be exceedingly obliged by receiving i hope you will show equal indul
I now send a continuation, to which communications on the subject, and request to be allowed access to Ma. gence. On the suggestion of a friend, nuscript accounts of the persons pamed I have added references to book, by me in your last volume, page 619, chapter, and section, that the classical &c. and of all others who come with reader, if desirous of seeing them in in the scope of my design. I have re
the original, may be enabled to find ceived the promise of several original them without trouble. And, with reportraits; but am undetermined in spect to other readers, I wish to rewhat manner to make use of the of. miod them, that my plan of selection fer thus kindly made, being entirely from the different chapters in regular without any personal patronage what. Joun BADCOCK.
dency to the most interesting, which,
therefore, must wait for their turn. Mr. URBAN,
Yours, &c. John CAREY, F you have not already satisfied After the destructive battle of Can. IP
your applicant of the 26th June, næ, in which the Romans were de. relative to his query 'respecting the feated by Hannibal, with prodigious
slaughter-there being hardly a fa. * It came, however, from another Cor- mily in Rome that was not in mourorespondent. EDIT..
ing for the loss of some relative slain