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tenfe thought, but in fome pleafing exercife, which may benefit the body and tranquillize the mind. Change of fcene, and focial intercourfe, may be likewife ufed to advantage.

There is one idea which Epileptics are to apt to brood upon, and which is, perhaps, as producine of difirefs and mifery as the diforder ittelf; viz. That they are the peculiar objects of God's difpleasure. It is needlefs to enlarge upon the abfurdity of this fuppofition; but as it often prevails, and is fruitful in the worst effects, great caution should be used in difcourfing before them upon religious topics.

If a trial of the bark fhould be adopted in the cafe mentioned by A.Z. a communication of the effects, through your Mifcellany, will be highly interelling to PHILANTHROPOS.


May 12.

FEW days looking over

A little orchard, which planted

three or four years fince, I perceived a fine young apple-tree blown, as I imagined, almoft down by the wind; which had been pretty ftrong the night before; but, as it had not been violent, was furprised, at the moment, to think the tree could have been fo affeeted, after having food fo long, and fo many much feverer forms, unmoved. On attempting, however, to raise it up, I was fill more furprised to find it had loft its roots; for it was loofe in the ground, and moveable in all directions.

That the wind could have broken all the roots, was incredible; I therefore had the tree immediately dug up; every root and all the bark to the furface of the ground, but not higher, had been entirely gnawed away by fome animal; there was not the final left bit of either root or bark remaining; but there were evident marks of teeth, and that part even of the fie alfo had been eaten. To thofe, Mr. Urban, of your readers who take a pleasure in attending to their gardens and their fruit trees, I need not exprefs that I experienced much vexation and difappointment on this occafion; and that I fhall be much obliged to you, and any one of them who will do me the favour, to inform me what animal it is that has done me this mifchiet; and which are the heft means of entrapping him; as I have not been able to gain this information, although I have made inquiry from every perfon I have fince net with who, I thought it probable, could afford it me. 1

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fhould not have taken the liberty, ne vertheless, of troubling you, fir, on the fubject, had I not, this morning, found another tree exactly in the fame ftate; and that, as the animal is thus proceeding in its work of devastation, all the trees in my little orchard are threatened with deftruction. One of thofe already deftroyed is at least eight years old, nine feet high, and the fiem 11 inches in circumference; the roots of courfe were numerous, and of confiderable thickness, although they must have been devoured in a few days only; for the tree when laid low was apparently in the most perfect health and vigour. There were two fmall holes in the ground at the foot of it, fearecly large enough, I think, for the entrance of a rat. Yours, &c. HORTICUL

Mr. URBAN, Birmingham, May 5. THE following epitaph is inferibed the North fide of the chaucel in Hurf

on a mural monument againft

per-point church in the county of Suffex; and as your Magazine, vol. LX. p. 320, preferves one to the memory of a branch of the fame antient family, L cannot doubt your readiness to give this a place; efpecially as Walker, in his Suflerings of the Clergy," does not notice Dr. Swale among the ejected minifters. WILLIAM HAMPER.


"Hic fitus eft Chriftopherus Swale, facæ Theolog a Doctor, Domino Salomoni Swale de Swale Hall in Swale Dale in comitat. Eboracenfi, Baronetto, confanguineus. Illuftriffimum Principem Henricum literis erudivit, regibus Jacobo et Cachialis de Hurf-peir-point quadraginta olo a ficris fuit, et rector ecclefiæ parecirciter annos, anno antem * 1644 è beneficin flå in regem fidelitatis caufa eje&us, Uxores duxit Urfulam Waterhouse, filiam Thomæ Waterhouse de Biaythwell in comitatu Eboracenfi, generofi; deinde Rofam Sackvill, filiam Johannis Sackvill de Chidingly in comitatu Seffex æ, armigeri; poftremò Annam Weft, filiam Thoma Domini De-la-Ware. Liberos habuit tres filios, totidemque filias, omnes fine fobole extinétos; et feptimo Septembris 1645, et vivis migravit, Edvardus inter omnes folus fuperftes, jurisconfultus fuit, et prædie

tum Solomonem Swale fuæ hæreditate

adoptavit. Qui obiit feptimo die Septembris 1660, et hic fepultus eft fpem justorum expectans. Chriftopherus jacet hic, fub eode' marmore

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Mr. URBAN, Abingdon, Feb. 15. I AM induced to fend a South profpect of the venerable church of Fyfield, Berks (Plate II.); in hopes you will favour your readers with it, in addition to thofe already given in your British Archæologia. The exterior of this building is gloomy in the extreme,

and appears to have been built at the time of, or foon after, the Conquett. The beautiful Saxon door fiill remains entire, and exhibits fome curious devices which I am at a lofs to decypher; for the prefervation of it we may thank the worthy Curate of Fyfield, who is himfelf an Antiquary, and a frequent reader of your inftructive Magazine. The nave is fupported by three octagonal Saxon pillars; and it is evident,.

from the cornice on the North and South fides, that this church was built in the form of a crofs; but when reduced to its prefent fize I can get no information. The chancel contains nothing worth notice. The Stone-crofs in the churchyard was erected in 1627, as appears by the following infeription:

"This Crofs was erected

in the yeare 1627, at the expence of WM. UPTON, efq."



Axbridge, Somerfet,
Feb. 8.

THE inclofed, fig. 2, is an accurate

reprefentation of an antient Spur, found a few years ago in the ruins of Glaftonbury Abbey, in this county. The fpur is now in the poffeffion of a relation of mine; and the annexed drawing is of the exact fize of the original, the prefent weight of which is about three ounces; it is of iron, and much injured by ruft.

G. B.

Mr. URBAN, Chatham, Jan. 22. IN fig. 5, 4, you have a rough sketch of Kits-coty houfe in two different points of view, and, though not finifhed, pretty correct reprefentations. This monument is on the road from Rochefter to Maidstone, and about four miles from the former place; it confifts of three fiones fupporting one; the height of the fide-fupporting ftones are about 6 feet, and ineluding the thickness of the top one about 7 feet; the latter is about 9 feet in length and * About three times the fize of the en graving. EDIT.

GENT. MAG. May, 1804.

7 in breadth; they are fuppofed to be the tombs of Kentergen and Horius, two Danish princes killed here in battle. Yours, &c. H. C.



March 16.

SEND you a drawing, fig. 5, of an antient Souff-box made of a reddish fides carved in high relief. kind of wood, and the figures on both There is fomething fingular in the confiruction of this box, as it does not open like an ordinary one; the projection that you obferve at the end is a hollow brafs ferew, and when this is taken out, the fouff is put into the box. As the carved border is the fame on both fides, I have only drawn that on one. The figures are Dutch boors, finging and carouling.



L. P. R.

May 5. HE grofs mifapplication of the funds intended for the fupport of the matters of Grammar-fchools," hinted at by your correfpondent No PEDAGOGUE, p. 135, is a fubject which calls for the intervention of the Legiflature. Your correspondent speaks of a fchool, the funds of which, "if honeftly applied, would be worth 1001. a year," whilft the mafter receives not more than the annual fum of twenty pounds. Sir, this is nothing to the cafe of a Grammar-fchool at a markettown in Eflex, eighteen miles from London. The eftate which was left for the fupport of a master for this fchool produces, at this time, above 10001. per annum. All the Trustees, excepting one, being dead, the furvi vor takes care of the rents of the estate, and pays a very finall ftipend to a wor thy clergyman, who deferves a better fate. The parith not choofing to conteft the matter with the furviving trustee, who is lord of the manor, and poffefior of feveral farms in the neighbourhood; and no individual having the ability or the inclination to take up this bufinefs; the evil continues, and is likely to continue.

No man is more ftrict in fupporting his own rights than the perfon I am alluding to, and confiders as the worst of thieves any one who should take a hare or a partridge upon his manor, while he himfelf is withholding hundreds a year from him to whom they are due. DETECTOR.

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Mr. URBAN, Smithfield, May 7.

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Farmer, p. 224, I beg leave to acquaint him, that Mr. Lawrence, the Author of the "New Farmer's Kalendar, &c." has in the prefs, and I underland in great forwardness, a work on the Difeafes to which cattle in general are liable, with the means of prevention and moft approved methods of cure; and from his extenfive knowledge as a farmer and breeder, I have no doubt of his producing a work fu

bafe formed of masonry 14 0 By Captain M. Thorland, of the perior to any hitherto published on Pandour tranfport. that fubject.

Mr. URBAN, Woodstock, April 25.



May 10.

ABOUT three weeks ago the Prin- WICCAMICUS's account of Mr.

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The information which has hitherto reached me in confequence of this public application is not fufficiently general to warrant any certain conclufions; but while I again requeft the attention of Naturalifts to the fubject of my former Letter, I beg leave to in form them, that ou Monday April 17, a very cold day, with a frong North Eatterly wind, I faw, for the first time this feafon, not a few, but a confiderable number of Chimney Swallows, hirundo ruftica, fporting on the lake in Blenheim Park, and occafionally skimmaing the water; nor have they fince retired, though the weather has been unufually inclement. By a letter, however, received from a gentleman Suffex, and who, it appears, has made obfervations for fome years on the return of the hirundines, I learn that they had not been feen by him fo late as the 20th, though he lives within fix miles of the fea. From this infulated fact I draw no conclufive inferences, fenfible that the obfervations of num.bers long continued can alone give any hope of fettling the difpute, whether Swallows in general emigrate, or lie torpid during the winter. I may, however, be allowed to remark, that


Bingham, vol. LXXII. p. 1017, is fo elegantly written, that your readers have reafon to wifh he may often find matter to communicate to you. Allow me, however, to notice one expreffion of his relating to All Souls College. He fays, "that that Society, according to the Statute of the Founder, is for the moft part com→ pofed of men of the most honourable extraction and known abilities." If by the most honourable extraction he means the Founder's kin, the words will be, in general, very applicable; but is Wiccamicus uninformed, that though the Founder by his Statutes exprefsly orders that his kindred fhall be chofen Fellows ante omnes alios, and binds the College by an oath to obferve thefe Statutes, they do choose ftrangers in preference to the Founder's kin*? Q. R.

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from the Poft Boy of March 24, 1712-13, is fent to you as an hiftorical notice, without one word of comment.

Yours, &c. INVESTIGATOR. "London, March 24. The Gentleman who writ the following Letter to the Mayor of Woodstock, having met with the chaflifement he deferves for it; 'tis to be hoped those, who by the extreme lenity of the prefent Adminiftration, are yet fuffered to enjoy the offices they obtained under another, will take warning, and keep themfelves within the bounds they ought.

* See vol. LXIII,

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