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Mr. URBAN, Lincolnshire, Aug. 1.
near Spalding, in the county of Lincoln, has lately been taken down a b.ick jamb, on which was fixed, and partly covered with mortar, a gilt brafs plate, thirty-fix inches high by thirty inches wide, on which is engraven and painted twenty-feven coats of arms, linked together as in the inclofed fketch. In fome of the charges the colours are fo much defaced as to make them doubtful. The coat No. 26 is upon the garments of a lady, who is kneeling before an altar tomb, and under her this infcription:
diftinction, impaling Clapham, Argent, on a bend, Azure, 7 fleurs-de-lis, Or. No. 10. Lambart.
No. 11. Lambart, with the annulet, impaling Crefy Argent, a lion rampant double-tailed, Sable.
No. 2. Quarterly, 1 and 4, Lambart of Lincolnshire. Gules, a chevron, Argent, and chief checky, Or and Azure; 2 and 3, Creffy, imp ling quarterly, I and 4, Lambart, Gules, 3 Narciffufes, Argent, pierced of the field; 2 and 3, Pickering, Argent, a lion rampant and bordure, Azure.
No. 13. Quarterly, 1 and 4, Lambart of Lincolnshire; 2, Lambart of York
"Quid tumuli fru&tura! micat poft fu- fhire; 3, Creffy; 4, Pickering; impal
Tecta licet faxo corpora nostra jacent.
Ad quos illa genus: ftemmati quoque refert.
As I believe this curious monument, or pedigree of arms, is antique, and not noticed in Gervas Hoilis's MS. of Lincolnshire Church Notes, I take the liberty of requefting a defcription of the arms, &c. may have a place in your valuable Magazine; where I hope fome of your learned correfpondents will fayour me with a further elucidation.
BLAZON OF THE ARMS. No. 1. William the Conqueror. Gules, 2 lions paffant guardant in pale Or, im. paling girony of 12, Or and Azure, an efcutcheon, Gules, for his wife Maud, daughter of Baldwin, Earl of Flanders.
No. 2. Warren. Checky, Or and A. zure, impaling William the Conqueror's arms, for William, Earl of Warren and Surrey, and his wife Gundreda, daughter of the Conqueror.
No. 3. Lambert of Yorkshire. Gules, 3 Narciffus flowers, Argent, pierced of the field, impaling Rofs, Gules, 3 water bougets, Or.
No. 4. Warren, fingle.
No. Lambart impaling Warren. No. 6. Lambart impal ng Magnaville, Earl of Effex, quarterly, Or and Gutes, an efcarbuncle, Sable.
No. 7. Lambart.
No. 8. Lambart.
ing Vere, quarterly, Gules and Or, in the first quarter a mullet, Argent, and in the middle chief point an efcutcheon, Argent, charged with a crofs, Gules.
No. 14. Quarterly, 1, Lambart of Lincolnshire; 2, Lambart of Yorkshire; 3, Creffy; 4. Pickering.
No. 15 as No. 14, impaling Clifford. Checky, Or and Azure, a fefs, Gules. No. 16 as No. 14, impaling quarterly, Whitacre, Argent, 3 mafcles, Sable; 2, Danby, Argent, 3 chevrons interlaced, Sable, on a chief of the fecond 3 efcallops of the first; 3, Lambart of Yorkhire; 4, Pickering.
No. 17. Quarterly, 1, Lambart of Lincolnshire; 2, Lambart of York. thire; 3, Creffy; 4, Pickering; 5, Whitacre; 6, Danby, with a crefcent for difference: impaling quarterly, 1, Wykes, Argent, a chevron engrailed, Gules, between 3 croffes moline, Sable; 2, Whitacre; 3, Danby; 4, Lambart of Yorkshire; 5, Pickering; 6, Gules.
No. 18. Quarterly, 1 and 4, Lambart of Lincolnshire: 2d and 3d, Lambart of Yorkshire; impaling Bukok, Or, a game cock, Sable.
No. 19. Quarterly, as No. 18, impaling Carr, Gules, on a chevron Argent, 3 etoiles, Sible.
No. 20. Quarterly, as No. 18, impaling Dymock, Sable, 2 lions paffant in pale, Argent, ducally crowned, Or.
No. 21. Carr. Gules, on a chevron, Argent, three eroiles, Sable.
No. 22, Carr, with a crefcent for difference, impaling Ogle, Argent, a fels between 3 crefcents, Gales.
No. 23 Carr, impaling, Ermine, a lion rampant, Azure.
No. 24. Carr, impaling Malham, Gules, 3 chevronels braced, Argent, on
No. 9. Lambart, with an annulet for a chief, Or, a lion paflant, Azure.
Gules, fretty, Argent, and lable of 3 points. 16, As the ift.
Impaling the following Quarters: 1, Dymock. Sable, two lions paffant in pale, Argent, ducally crowned, Or. 2, Kilpeck. Sable, a fword in pale proper, its point in base.
3, Ludlow. Azure, 3 lions paffant guardant in pale, Argent.
4, Marmion. Vaire, a fefs, Gules, fretty, Or.
5, Ebden. Ermine, 4 lozenges conjoined in fefs, Gules.
6, Rye. Gules, on a bend, Argent, 3 ears of rye flipt proper.
7, Welles. Or, a lion rampant double-tailed, Sable.
8, Watterton. Barry of fix, Ermine and Gules, 3 crefcents, Sable.
9. Engaine. Gules, a fefs dancette between 6 crosslets, Or.
10, Talboys. Argent, a faltire, Gules, on a chief of the fecond 3 efcallops, Or. 11, Burdon. Gules, on a bend, Argent, 3 cinquefoils, Sable.
12, Fitz Wythe. Gules, 2 bendlets,
13. Umfraville. Gules, a cinquefoil within an oile of croislets, Or. 14, Kyme. Gules, a chevron, Argeot, between 9 crofslets, Or.
15, Sparrows. Argent, fix martlets, 3, 2, and 1, Sable, on a chief, Gules, two fwords in faltire, points upwards, proper, between two lions heads erafed. Crents. Over the man's quarterings,
a lion's head erafed. Over the lady's quarterings, a sword ere&t. R. T.
Mr. URBAN, Verfailles, Sept. 17. BEFORE I left Calais, I obferved
workmen repairing one of the la gest houfes in that city; and, upon enquiry, I was informed that it is the firft houfe built by the English. I then obferved it with more attention than I otherwise fhould, and I perceived the red bricks with which it is built, but high in the front, were larded in a very uncouth manner with a few white ones, now, I dare fay, covered with plaifter. Not at first having the leaft conception that they were meant for letters or words, I examined them for their beauty, and then fufpected they were meant to convey fome information. With this key in my eye, I tried to unlock the enigma, and I thus made out the following cha
GDD MJ HEED
JN AL MI DEED
which I have here marked more diftinctly than I found them, and which I thus read: God mi beed, in al my deed, i.e. God me beed in all my deeds. I found alfo, in a street which leads from the fea, and a noble gate long fince walled up, a well and deep cut ornamented ftone, on which is cut in relief, and fixed in the front of an old houfe,
SDD SAUE THE KING which, I fuppofe, was put up when our Harry VIII. paffed through that gate and freet to meet Francis the Firit at Ardres. In the next house are two tablets, ixed in the wall alfo, which feem to have been removed thither from fome church. They are formed in the manner of an oval mural monument; but, alas! though there are remains of letters, I question whether the ingenious Monf. Seguier, were he living, could decypher them. So much for Calais.
And now, Mr. Urban, a word or two of this town, the feat of KINGs, and a BISHOPRICK. In ftink, dirt, and po verty, though it is nobly built, and contains 24,000 fouls, it is not behindhand with Calais; but with refpect to the tradefmen, bourgeois, &c. it bears not the leaft comparilon. At Calais, confidence may be placed in fuch as you deal with; here, on the contrary, they are fo contaminated with the vices attendant on a court, that it exceeds the power of belief; and, if whatever you buy is not paid for before you quit the
fhop, and take your goods, you will be compelled to pay double the price, though, as a ftranger, the first price is nearly fo. An English gentleman was made to pay an hundred livres for his bed of one night; and I have been obliged to pay eight times the real price for taking a tart, i. e. eight fous initead of one. I yesterday bought fome Champaigne and Burgundy, paid the mafter of the Cave du Roy for it, and he gave me the change due to me; yet, in five minutes after my return home, he fent the wine after me, with a demand of one livre fixteen fous more, not from a miftake, but an overcharge, contrary to my agreement. I mention fuch trifles, that ftrangers who follow me may be upon their guard, for they expect to be paid for the civil words they beflow upon ftrangers, whom they mortally hate, and that too almost from the first to the laft. It is therefore with pleafure I hear, that they, who forfook their King, will be forfaken by him. Versailles can never be a fcene of delight to either the King or Queen, nor indeed is it in my eyes (after it has been once examined) a place to be enjoyed; nay, I am fure it muft, to a thinking being, appear a monument of fhameful tyranny, built by an imperious, infolent worm, who could not look out of a fingle window in his palace without feeing thoufands of his fubjects farving for want of bread. There are at this minute, I am well informed, 8000 children in it now in that fituation, though the country abounds plentifully on all fides with corn, wine, and oil. When the King laft left it, his courts were ftained with blood, and marked with death; now they are only amusing themselves with fiicing off one another's nofes: but, as I am determined to pay my way out, I hope to escape hence in a few days without parting with my nofe before its time. I am glad, however, they have got their liberty as well as the King his; for, good man, he took the kingdom as he found it, and did all he could to mend it. He has been vifited, however, for the fins of his forefathers with a vengeance, but now bids fair to be the happief Monarch upon the habitable globe; and I hope he will be wife enough to shoot bis fwallows, and enjoy his four-and-twenty millions, now he has got fuch a troop of minifters to do his bufinefs. Without a language-mafter, the King has acquired a good knowledge of the English; he reads our
news-papers with facility; and, I am affured, fome years fince he correfponded with a great p-e in our language. To-morrow, it is faid, is fixed for univerfal pardon, univerfal joy, and univerfal liberty; and I fincerely hope they will in time learn to make a decent ufe of it; at prefent they do not execute it comme il faut, efpecially that part of the fair-fex who diftribute fruit and flowers; for as to the fish-venders, I have never ventured to flounder among them. I have faid above, that that town is inhabited by 24,000 fouls, yet they occupy fuch bodies as I defy the world to produce the like. I do aver, and I fpeak it from HONEST truth, that, in near a month's refidence in it, I have not feen one single woman that had the leaft pretence to beauty, and but one female child; but I have feen thousands of both fexes the most outré I ever beheld in any city, province, or kingdom, I ever vifited, and I have vifited many.
Paris, Sept. 28.
I HAVE this day been to mass, in order to say my prayers, hear the mu fick, and to fee the King of the French; and, had I been kept fo long upon my legs, and for fome time upon my knees, when the Hoft was elevated, in any other houfe than the Houfe of GOD, Í fhould have thought my time ill-beflowed; for, to lay truth, us belowfairs gazers were bas monded on all fides. The King came into his gallery quite alone, dreffed in a plain fuit of brown cloth, with no other infignia of rank than the croix de St. Louis (though the National Affembly have allowed him the cordon-bleu, if he pleases to wear it). His Majefly brought his little prayerbook in his hand, looked pale, and, I think, unhappy; turned the leaves of his book backward and forward too often to read the contents; and, as he hates mufick, that too was no entertainment to him, though much to me, for it confifted of the finest vocal and inftrumental harmony Paris affords. From church, I went to fee the grand exhibition of artists, open to all the world, like the chapel, and nothing to pay. Seeing fuch a number of dirty wretches amidst people of condition, I very impertinently and improperly exprefled my aftonishment, and was inftantly properly, but politely, reprimanded by a woman of no high rank, who stood near me. "Sir," faid the," we have many poor people, who are, however,