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directs, counsels, and visits all that that there were frequently found huge he has made, and that even the con- vases of fine earth, columns, and other tests of nations shall finally manifest antiquities ; that the straw which the bis praise !

Α. Η.

Egyptians requir'd of ye Israelites, was

not to burne, or cover the rowes of bricks, Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 3.

as we use, hut being chopp'd small to

mingle with the clay, which being dried N to inquiry

in the 'sun (for they bake not in the
I send you some interesting Extracts in Persia are yet a race of Igniculi, who
from “ Evelyn's Memoirs ;” a Work worship the sun and the fire as gods; that
which has been lately so justly com. ye women of Georgia and Mingrelia were
mended in


A. universally and without any compare,
“ 30 Aug. I went to visite a French the most beautiful creatures for shape,
genta, one Mons? Chardine, who having features, and figure, in the world, and
ben thrice in the East Indies, Persia, and therefore the Grand Seignior ́and Bashaws
other remote countries, came hither in had had froin thence most of their wives
our returne ships from those parts; and it and concubines ; that there bad, within
being reported that he was a very curious 'these hundred yeares, ben Amazons a-
and knowing man, I was desir'd by the R. mongst them, that is to say, a sort or
Society to salute him in their name, and race of valiant women, given to warr;
to invite him to honour them with his that Persia .was extremely fertile; he
company. Śr Jo. Hoskins aod Sr Christ? spoke also of Japan and China, and of the
Wren accompanied me. We found him many greale errors of our late geographers,
at his lodgings in his Eastern habit, a very as we suggested matters for discourse.
handsome person, extremely affable, a We then took our leaves, failing of seeing
modest well-bred man, vot inclined to bis papers, but it was told us by others
lalke wonders. He spake Latine, and that indeede he durst not open or show
understood Greeke, Arabic, and Persian, them till he had first shown them to the
from 11 years travels in those parts, whi. French King, but of this he himselfe said
ther he went in search of jewells; and nothing.” Evelyu's Memoirs, vol. l.
was become very rich. He seem'd about
36 years of age. After the usual civilities, “ I went to visite Sir John Chardin, a
we ask'd some account of ye extraordinary French gentleman, who had travelled
things he must have seene in travelling three times by land into Persia, and had
over land to those places where few, if made many curious researches in his tra-
any, Northern Europeans us'd to go, as vells, of which he was now setting forth a
the Black and Caspian Sea, Mingrelia, relation. It being in England this year
Bagdat, Nineveh, Persepolis, &c. He one of the severest frosts that had hap-
told us that the things most worthy of our pen'd of many years, be told me the cold
sight would be, the draughts he had caused in Persia was much greater, the ice of an
to be made of some noble ruines, &c.; incredible thicknesse; that they had little
for that besides his own little talent that use of iron in all that country, it being so
way, he had carried two good painters moiste (tho' the air admirably clear and
with bim to draw landscapes, measure healthy); that oyle would not preserve it
and designe the remaines of the palace from rusting, so that they had neither
wch Alexander burnt in his frolic at Perse. clocks nor watches ; some padlocks they
polis, with divers temples, columns, re- had for doores and boxes."-Ibid. p. 567.
Jievos, and statues, yet extant, wch he “ I went to Sir John Chardine, who de-
affirm'd to be sculpture far exceeding any sired my assistance for the engraving the
thing he had observ'd either at Rome, in plates, the translation, and printing his
Greece, or in any other part of ye world, History, of that wonderfull Persian Modu-
where magnificence was in estimation. ment neere Persepolis, and other rare an-
He said there was an inscription in letters, tiquities, which he had caused to be
not intelligible, though entire. He was drawne from the originals jo his second
sorry he could not gratify the curiosity of journey into Persia, which we now con-
the Society at present; his things. not cluded upon.”-Ibid. p. 570.
being yet out of the ship, but would wait “I went to see Sir Jobo Chardin at
on them with them on his returne from Pa. Greenwich."- Ibid. p. 631.
ris, whither he was going the next day, but “ I was godfather to Ss John Cbardin's
with intention to returne suddenly, and son, christen'd at Greenewich Church,
stay longer here, the persecution in France nam'd John. The Earle of Bath and
not suffering Protestants, and he was one, Countesse of Carlisle, the other sponsors."
to be quiet. He told ns that Nineveh -Ibid. p. 643.
was a vast cittie, now all buried io ber “I din'd at the Lord Keeper's, and
ruines, the inhabitants building ou the brought bim to Sir John Chardin, who
subterranean vaults, which were, as ap- showed bim bis accurate draughts of his
pear’d, the first stories of the old cittie; travells in Persia."-Ibid. p. 571.


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1819.] Hints on the National Coinage.-- Solicitors. 513 Mr. URBAN, Waterford, Sept. 24. by three female figures, of chaste coinage in England, as not be senting Britaonia, Hibernia,


and ing intended for circulation in this Scotia, distinguished by St. George's part of the kingdom, does not so im- Cross, the Thistle, and Harp, and mediately concern us as our good brow their heads adorned with the Rose, thers Johony and Sandy: yet, as what Thistle, and Shaiprock, respectively. interests then cannot' be wholly im- Britannia is drawn with considerable material to us, and the present Mas. dignity of character, and appears to ter of the Mint, the Right Hon. W. be the eldest sister of the three; the W. Pole, being our countryman, we

other two look towards her with afa have given the subject a considerable section and respect.”. share of our attention : and although

For this liberal and classical design, we cannot say that some of the se- we acknowledge ourselves gratefully vere criticisins which have been so sepsible to Mr. Wyon, and hope we liberally heaped upon it may not be sball see his ideas on the Coinage as just, we may nevertheless be per. well as on paper. We conjecture, mitted to declare, that the very short from his name,' that he is related to perivd in which su inmense á Coin. the late chief engraver, by whose age was struck inust always reflect premature death ine medallic art in the highest honour on the ability aod England sustained the greatest loss it activity of Mr. Pole, and that the has experienced since that of SimonCoinage itself is io many respects de- whether he is or not, we trust he will serving of high commendation, both remember, that the abilities of that for design and execution.

great artist have made Excellence Without entering, fully on these and Wron synonimous with those points, we nay remark, -ihat on the who study this delightful branch of Suvercigu and Crown the Royal Arms the Arts." To.those who can feel, we are omiited, and St. George (the Pa- need say no more; and should these tron Saint of Eogland) encountering remarks meet the eye of Mr. Pole, the Dragon, is substituted in their we trust he will not deem them ui. place. We fully approve of this seasonable, or unworthy his consi. change, as far as it goes; but we derativo.

OBSERVATOR. think, if it be restricted to this, Ire. land and Scotland have reason to


Dec. 21.1 complain as being neglected. If Eng. There often ridiculed for the affec

THE Altorneys of the land' is particularly noticed on the Coinage, so ought the other divi talion of styling themselves Solicitors, sions of the kingdom. ; We leave as if the title were an assumption of Scotland to advocate her own claims; modern date. I have, however, fors but we must protest agaiost any dis- tunately discovered that it is of con. respect, as well of omission as of com- siderable standing, and that it was mission, towards that country which adopled upon a siogular and very has been truly deovminated “the right emergent occasion. It is thus rearm of England.”. With these ideas Jated by Quevedo, in his third Vision and feelings, we have been much gra. of the Last Judgment : tified, in looking through a recent “ The Scriveners and Attorneys observnumismatic publication, “ A Supple- ing that (i. e. that some house-breakers mell to Ruding': Annals of the Coin- and robbers were so dextrous, that they age," al p. 69, to find mention of a saved themselves from the very ladders), Paltern Crown by Mr. W. Wyon, ah! Thought they, if we could but pass “ which commemorales the Legisla- for thieves now. And yet they set a face tive Union with Ireland.” «i The good enough upon the business too; which obverse," continues Mr. Ruding, “is made Judas and Mahomet hope well of inscribed • Georgius III. Brittannia- themselves; for (said they) if any of these

fellows come off, there's no fear of us. rum Rex, F. D. 1817,' and bears a spirited, and, to my eye, a faithful resolution to take their ıryal, which set

Whereupon they advanced boldly with a portrait of vúr venerable Sovereign. the devils all a laughing. The guardian On the reverse, which has this motto, angels of the Scriveners and Attorneys • Fædus luviolabile,' the union of the mov'd that the Evangelists might be of three kingdoms is happily expressed their counsel, which the Devils opposed ; Gext, Mag, December, 1819.



the change of dille, possibly some of Instead of Viewing swing scenery,

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The following in te vo faser Richard perfections the view of material na

for (said tbey) we shall insist only upon these pious intentions were like to be frus. the matter of fact, and leave them without trated; therefore, the 3 forenamed exeany possibility of reply or excuse. We cutors did purchase of his said brother the might indeed content ourselves with the whole lands, for one ihousand 5 hundred bare proof of what they are ; for 'tis pounds; and so have finished the said crime enough that they are Scriveners workes and perpetual donation, according and Attorneys. With that the Scriveners to the will aud intent of the said Sir deny'd their trade, allerging that they Richard." * were Secretaries; and the Attorneys call'd themselves SOLLICITORS *."


Sept. 20. account

AM oldfashioned , and, your Correspondents will take the

I have been contented with the views trouble to add the cause of its conti.

in North Wales. I lately made a visit Duaoce.

R. M. R.

to Bangor, Beaumaris, and the sur

rounding country, in which may be Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 22.

seen the sublinie and beautifal ja НЕ Monoment of Sir

, Hansard and his Lady, in the parish but fills the properly arranged mind church of Lifford, ju the county of with sentiments of pious gratitude. Donegal :

However, in visiting a fine country, ... of Biskerthorpe in the we should likewise altend to mau, as county of Lincoln, his wife, daughter of a moral beiny; and as such, to the Sir Edward Martury of Geirby in the said education of the lower ranks in recounty, Knight, who died the 3d day of vealed worality: for it has been fioely October, 1619. Sir Richard Hansard, observed by Sir John Davis, in a after he had

of Art in Cam. Letter to Lord Salisbury, prime mi: bridge, took on him the profession of a soldier in the prime of life; he had divers

nister to James the First,-ihat good and sundrie honorable places of commapd

laws (if the people are not previously in the wares; mad Governor of Lifford moralized) were like an attempt to and the parts, adjoining, where he did perform a piece of musick well commany good services in the time of Tyrone's posed on a lute, the strings of which Rebellion; and last of all, in Sir Cahir were broken.

I saw with pleasure O'Doghertie's Rebellion. K. James l.gare 'the National School at Beaumaris, hien this town of Lifford and four quarters built by Lord Bulkeley, and most of Crohan Hill to found a Corporation ably cooducted by Mr. Joseph Holmes, there, which he effecred ; at his death' he

who had seen heiter days, having disposed by will of these lands and others,

been connected with a conimercial to divers of his name, not near of kindred to him; but for want of a feofment to ena

house in the city that failed. This ble him to dispose of his lands by will by school and the teacher are particulaw, it fell to his younger brother Wm. larly recommended to the aitention Hansard of Biskerthorpe in Lincolnshire, of travellers and tourists ; great asesq. He ordained by his will, Sir John sistance is given, as to funds, by Lord Vaughan, Knight, Sir George Marbury, Bulkeley, who, fortunately for the Kvight, and Thomas Perkins, Esqrs. their neighbourhood, considers. The happiLieutenant to his Company, his exe. ness of his terianlry as forining much cutors; and Jirected them to build the of his own. It is surprising with church, the school, and school- house, in what ease and effect the children at this town, as now they are done; and likes

this School are iustructed in the four wise gave 861. per annum in perpetuity, great rules of Arithmetic, and the

of his lands, videlicet, OF LIFFORD, Xxl.; tu THE RECORDER THERB.

leading principles and facts of the of, xl. ; to the 2 Sergeants, vil. ; to THE

Christian Religion, and what SCHOOLEMASTER, xxxl. ; to the usher, xxl likely to make good subjects, good per annum; and for that by law this men, and good Christians, as a daily land fell to his younger brother ; whereby perusal of the four Gospels ?

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* The Visions of Dom. Francisco de Quevedo Villegas, Knight of the Order of St, James. Made English by R. L. The seventh edition corrected. London, 1689, 8vo.

At p. 90, he mentions another curious shift of an Attorney to escape punishment," he would have demurrd, upoo pretence that he had got a soul was none of his own, and that his soul and body were not sellows."


p. 102.

Instance of Family Cruelty !

515 At Bangor, there is a large School on thing but work ; whereas, by the will the plan of Dr. Bell, and the master, of our common ancestors, we can Mr. Tubbs, is zealous in the discharge prove that his pretended claim to of his duty. It is to be lamented that idleness is really no more, did he do some of the great proprietors of land his duty, than an exemption, that he near this place do not follow the mu- might be the ineaps of supporting in nificent example of Lord Bulkeley, us a due sense of piety and morals. and build a good The by enforcing attendauce at Church, attention of the Rev. Mr. Cotton, and confining his own actions to senior Vicar of Bangor, to this School, works of necessity, piety, and chawell entitles him to the praise of every rity. I assure you, Mr. Urban, that, visitor.

Сң. taking his conduct in the whole, he is

a lazy, visiting, gossiping, jaunting Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 1. fellow, conceiving that he supports At a

a hoodred thousand persons are sings any thing but psalms, and lends held, in which assuredly not as many bis encouragement to all kinds of clean shirts were ever observable, I preaching. take the liberty, as a person who is My second brother goes by the cruelly deprived, by Family Tyranny, nickname of Saint, because he of the indulgence of that refreshing thought, however unjustly, lo second article-to state to you ins peculiar the pleasurable indulgences connived grievances, as those which require at by our first-born. I do pot think Parliamentary Interference. I am that it is, on his part, an affair of more ill-used by the Boroughmongers princip'e, because he is much subject than any of the complainants whai- tu head-aches. Of this at least I am erer, since there is not a single town sure, that he is repeatedly scolded by in this kiugdøm, where I am not in. his wife; and, though he frequently famously deprived of my birth-right. sins, always repents. In some parts" Only one of my brothers can dare to of the year, he is a man of consesay that his time is his own; and quence, superintending the election of though the others at the days of an various public officers; but in all other etection, and Christmas and Whitsun. respects he is only noted by a trick tide, do contrive to squeeze their in.' ofiippling at such periods. significant noses into jolly and huse' My third brother is a character, of pitable circles, it is only by the com- whom I can scarcely give any account. passion of a few gentlemen, that any He is neither one thing nor the other. indulgence is ever shown to me. All I can say of himn is, that he gives Manufacturers and artizans treat me, a grand treat of a very excellent kind though 'nobly born, as tracing my of cakes once a year, but for which pedigree up to the Sun, as if I was a he would most certainly lapse into donkey, ab animal to whom vats are oblivion. I believe that he is a Ro. never given.

man Catholick at the bottom of his I am the youngest of seven children. heart, but he fritters every thing seMy eldest' brother, I and sorry to rious away in a kind of hospitable say, is a person who professes a great chit-chat pleasantry. degree of Religion, and yet most My fourth brother is a man of certainly does 'connive at various im- very grave aspect, and very fond of proper pleasures. He professes to' taking pot-luck at my elder brother's be a kind of religious philosopher, table, and officiating sometimes as devoting all his time to reading good Vice-Præs. in a salt-fish treat on fast: books, and instructing his poorer days. He is a regular beau to old Deighbours, and setting good exam- maids in their weekly attendances at ples; yet, notwithstanding he is the church; and, some time ago, had a only gentleman in the family indeed knack of persuading people to fast ; a privileged man, being exempled by but this is a favour or mark of relaw from arrest; yet he will not per- spect which they now only show him mit to us, his legitimate brethren, ang once in a year, and then only in a thing like English community of free formal sort of way. dom; but, while he passes bis whole My fifth brother is a Will Wimble. time in idleness, consigns to us no. The rest of the family scarcely know


him by name. He delights in going see any thing but the sign; and why about to the different schools in the am I to be cruelly forced out of that kingdom, and setting the boys at dear indulgence, Idleness ? liberty for sonie hours. I know little I have now ouly to tell you who I else of him, except that he is hated am.-I am the unfortunate last child by all farmers who have orchards. of a person named Week; but as I

My sixth brother is deemed a very dare not use iny surname without a grave companion and inseparable from misuomer, I am compelled to submy third brother, They certainly scribe myself humbly, like servants, are very alike in character. He is by a single appellation, opce in the year styled Good, and has

SATURDAY! singular iparks of atteolion then paid to him, but the family all know that Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 4. it is owing to a circumstance in which ANY of your Readers will be he himself, had only an accidental concern. He happened to be the merits, as an Actor, have beeu acinere undertaker of the funeral of an knowledged in a very flattering inan. Illustrious Person; and, conducting ner by his friends at Edinburgh, they himself.on that occasion with a pro- have presented him with “ a Sword of per degree of solempity and decency, State," to be worn when he appears he obtained the title just alluded to. in the Tragedy of Macbeth, as the

Last of all comes myself, the se- King of Scotland. It was venth unfortunate brother. I am the panied by a Letter from the Right porter, the drudge, the slave, the Hon. Sir J. Sinclair, which, from ihe hack of the whole family, so far as various information it contains, will their indolence prompts, and, com: be read with pleasure : monly speaking, they are , a most “Sir, – Some of your friends in lazy set. If they. bave any thing, to this city became extremely desirous do, it is always consigned to ine ; and of presentiog you with a mark of the they allow me no time for rest, high estination which they entertain scarcely for meals. They make me for your talents as an actor, more tell all kind of lies, saying, that per especially having witnessed the very sons may rely upon having what they superior manner in which you perrequire by ine, though they very well formed the character of Macbeth. know that it is utterly impossible for After considering the subject, it was me to do it. They do not even allow at last resolved to present you with a me liberty to wash my bands and "Sword of State,' to be worn whea face, or tie up my stockings ; and I you appear upon the stage in that am denied all decent clothing. How- Tragedy, as the crowned King of ever well occasionally my other bro. Scotland. I have much pleasure in thers may, fare, nothing but orts, sending you the Sword, which is prebubble and squeak, and small beer, pared by some of our ablest artists, are reserved for me ; even late at for the purpose of being transniilled night, when I have been hard at work to you. It is of the true Highlaod all day, I am osteo compelled to carry make,' and ornamented with some of out parcels; in shori, every body the most valuable precious studes knows that, though I am neither de- that Scotland produces. Macbeth is, formed, nor a bad character, perhaps on the whole, the greatest effort of the inost free from criminal indul. dramatic genius the world has yet gences of all my brothers, yet nothing produced ; and oude has hitherto atis more true than that though I earn tempted to represent the Scottish more than any of the family, I am Tyrant who has done, or could posrarely permitted to have a farthiog in sibly do, more justice to the charac. my pocker; and am obliged to take ter than the Gentleman to whom I up my dinner on credit.

have now the hoovur of addressing Though my eldest brother is le- myself. gitimately a Saint, it is hard that “ The presentation of this Sword I should inus be made one reminds me of iwo particulars :pulsion, without the credit. i have “ 1. The swords, in ancient times, as many patural propeosities for the were large and weighty, and the scabé ale-house as themselves, but I seldom bards broad at the points. Hence, in .


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