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Bar. Ther. at 3 P. M.
S 21 29.75 51 Fair and cloudy.

29.75 , 531 Ditto
22 29.78 52 Fair and cloudy; fine 29.83. 54 Pine
23 | 29.86 50 Ditto ditto ditto 29.86 52 Fine..
24 29.91 434 Cloudy and wet haze....

29.91 45 Ditto.....
25 29.97 42° Fair and cloudy; fine.

29.98 46 Fine
26 29.97 40 Gloomy; clear; frosty.

29.97 42 Frosty. 27 29.94 35 Frosty ; dark..................

29.86 39 Ditto... S 28 | 29.70 40 Dark; frosty

29.70 38; More clear and frosty.. 29 | 29.85 36 Dark; frost ..........

29.85 36* Ditto... 30 29.63 38 Cloudy, windy, and frosty... 29.63 38 Cloudy lower, but frosty

29.42 33 Gloomy and frosty... 29.39 32 Ditto, ditto.
2 29.18 41 Cloudy and drops; rain .... 28.93 411 Rain and wind..
3 28.89 38 Wind and rain..........

29.03 38" Fair and cloudy; windy.
4 29.27 39 Gloomy but moderate; drops 39.33 404 Ditto..
S 5 29.44 38 Wet haze; rain......... 29.45 40 Some rain, and wet haze
29.65 38 Fine

29.71 404 Ditto ; frosty
7 29.44 39 Fine; gloomy..........

29,67 : 41] Gloomy 8 29.72 41 Gloomy; some drops

29.74 : 42 Gloomy 9 29.85 38 Fine; gloomy.....

29.85 40 Small drops ; gloomy 10 29.95 394 Fine though hazy

29.98 39 Ditto..........
11 30.07 38' Frosty ; very fine

29.08 37 Ditto
12 29.98 33. Frosty ; hazy; clear

29,85 37 Ditto
13 29.76 304 Frost.

29.76 39 Fine ; hard frost........
14 | 29,84 25 Hard frost

29.84 32 Ditto....
15 | 29.81 23 Hard frost.

29.74 32 Ditto....
16 29.29 43 Cloudy; wet haze.............

29.21 492 Ditto ; fair. 17 29.17 494 Rain.

29.04 52 Ditto ; wet haze 18 29.04 501 Fair and cloudy,

29.08 481 Some small showers s 19 29.11 421 Fine

29.14 47 Ditto.... 20 | 29.26 39? Fine,

29.38 45 Ditto.........

intituled “ Clavis Calendaria."
s the Dog-days
Brady's very useful and entertaining work,
we refer our Correspondent Cuvis. to Mr.
July, and ending on the 11th of August;"
For satisfactory information respecting

Cottered, in the same
in a Chapel North of the Chancel of the
for Pulter Forrester, upon
HARTFORDIENSIS informs B. N. that the

similar tablet, Church of Therfield, co. Hertford; and that applied to Colley Cibber on his Birth-day upon a mural tablet in the Chancel of the the pen of “a Lord among Wits,” and Epitaph for Henry Etough is engraved are to be found, supposed to come from


appear in our next.
OF Chelsea ; An Euvate; &c. &c. shalt
The communications of Mr. FARRY;

And.strum the venal lay.
And tune once more my tuneless Song,

Must celebrate this day;
I, Colley Cibber, right or wrong,
Odes, beginning with this stanza:

PASQUIN asks where the satirical lines



29.48 32 Frosty; some rain.
28.83 43 Ditto ; in squalls,
29.18 371 Squalls and rain.
29.36 39° Cloudy.
29.52 38 Fair.

40* Cloully.
29.69 41 Ditto.
29.81 41 More clear.
29.85 401 Fine.
30.05 37 Fine,
30.08 33 Frost.
29.80 33 Ditto.
29.70 241 Ditto.
29.84 26" Ditto.
29.62 31 Ditto; wind, wet haze.
29.32 494 Fair; rain.
29.04 51

Wet haze,
29.11 461 Fair.
29.18 437 Ditto.
29.45 31 Frost,


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Original Letter of Sir Isaac Newton. South, East, and West. The Coun. For Mr. Fatio, at Mr. Brent's, next

ties follow in each division, according door but one to the sigae of ye

to their estimated magnitudes, No. 1. Dolphin, in King's Square Court, being the least. Within a square ocnear Soho Square, in London. cupying the middle of eacb Card, is Sir,

delineated the County; the Number HAVE Dow received ye box of is placed in a corner, both above and rulers, wth yor receipt of 141b. I

below : in the other upper corner sent you that money, because I thought stands a Compass; and in the lower it was just; and, therefore, you com

one a Scale of Miles. Over the square plement me you reccon itan obli- and below it are four lines descriptive gation. The chamber next me is dis- of the County, For example: posed of; but that wch I was contrive “Sussex the 10th of the South, hath miles ing was, that since yor want of health In Quantite sup'ficiall 900, inCircuite172, would not give you leave to under. In Lengthe from Hamshire unto Kent68, take your designe for a subsistence at In Bredth from Surrey to ye Brittaine London, to make you such an allow

Sea 25." ance as might make your subsistence “ Sussex plesaunt pastures and dow'es here easy to you. And, if your af

full of Sheep,

[Yron, fairs in Switzerland be pot so pressing Store of Wood, Rivers, and Vaynes of but ye wthout dammag to them you Havinge the Narrow Sea East, Hantshire ipay stay still some time in England


[Sea South." (as por last letter gives me hopes), Surrey and Kent North, and the Britt. you will much. oblige me by return- As another instance :

bither. I hope you will have good "Cornwall the 8th of the South bath Miles advice before you venture upon ye

In Quantite sup'ficiall 837, in Circuite operation you speake of. I am, sr, 262,

[taine Sea 66, yor most affectionate friend and hum

In Lengthe from Denshire to the Britble Servant,


In Bredth from the Seaverne to the Sea Cumbridge, Murch 14, 1692-3."


Cornwall ye sea-coste full of tow'es MR. URBAN, Tredrea, Jan. 14.

well shipped, (serveth all Europe; AVING recently seen two Packs

Full of Mettal, especiaili Tynne, which

Having Denshire East, the Maine Sea curious specimens of the Times of The Irishe Sea North, and the Brittaine


[Sea South.” old, I am persuaded that a short description of each will not be unaccept- There are with the Pack eight addiable to your Readers, as the first ex

tional Cards ; but these are stated, in hibits a plan for uniting instruction a little accompanyiog book, to be inwith amusement, in vented loog before tended for ornamenting two boxes, such contrivances are supposed to

that may be made to hold the Cards have been in vse; and as the second themselves, and also some counters, discloses a singular method of excit- which, however, are not preserved. ing Party zeal, practised on a very One has a general Map of England; extraordinary occasion. These Cards another a Portrait of Queen Elizahave long been preserved in the re

beth; a third contains a Plan of Lun. spectable family of the late Mr. Hod- don; a fourth, Arnis, &c.; the two son, a gentleman farmer of Sussex. others are filled with short accounts of

The first Pack bears the date 1590. the History and Constitution of the The Cards are charged with Maps of Coutry: the fifty-two Counties of England and The Author, in his little book, Wales, arranged in four series of thir- which is very imperfect, pays many teen each, distinguished by North, compliments to the Inventor of Com




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mon Cards ; declaring them to be ex- On the Deuce of Clubs is seen a cellent against melaocholy cogita. Town iu flames, and underneath tions, and for breeding conteuts ju all 6. London remember necessities. He then goes on to

The 2d of September say

Yours, &c. DAVIES GIDDY. “ Now in this latter age, wherein are so many new inventions, let this pass


Jan. 14. for one: as a necessare recreation, in a

O relieve the minds of some of time of such troubles, having no leasure your Clerical Readers, permit to spend any time vainelie; but conti. me to inform them, that no penalty, nually it behoveth us to search for know- in any action wbere part goes to the Jedge, eve' in the least things, for that King and part to the loformer, can we remember our Creation, Redemption, be recovered for more than one year and Sanctification. In the first, behold- after committal of offence. This aping the Omnipotence of God the Father, plies to all the present suits instituted in all his Works, thereby reverently to by Mr. Wright against the Clergy. feare, honor, and glorifie bim ; in the The Statute is 31 Q. Eliz. c. 5, sect. second, bis unspeakable mercy in redeeming us, by the precious death of his made perpetual by 27 Eliz. c. 10, it

5. Also by 18 Q. Eliz. c. 5, sect. 4, deart Sonne, our Savior Christ Jesus, from the thraldome of sinne, death, and is enacted, that if the inforner shall

receive hell, thereby to love, beleeve, and hope

any money, or other reward, in him ; and by the third, these his gra

or bave promise of such, to stop protious and infinite blessings, which year

cess in any penal action, the party rely, daylie, howrely, and every minute, ceiving such reward or promise, shall we have, dne, or shall receive, both in upon conviction stand in the pillory soule and body, through the Almighte - for two hours, be fined 101. and ever Power of his Holy Spirite, to praise, after be incapable of being plaintiff give thanks, and rejoyce, onely and ever or informer in any suit or action. in so blessed a Trinity of power, mercy, In answer to a query relative to and love, which in a nrost glorious Unity Ten Year or Four-and-T wenty Men; hath so blessed us with all his blessings; the following extract from p. 13, unto which Eternall God, I say, let us ever be giving of all thanks without ford the information required,

Cambridge Calendar, will, I hope, afceasing. Amen." The Second Pack is distinguished tolerated by the Statutes of Q. Éliza

“ They (i. e. the Ten-Year Men) are into the usual suits, by a Heart, a Dia. beth, wbich allow persons who are admond, a Club, or a Spade, placed in mitted at any College, when Twentyone of tbe upper corners ; numbers four years of age and upwards, and in froin one to ten, or the names of the Priest's orders at the tiine of their adCourt Cards, occupying the other mission, after Ten years. (during the last corner, The middle part of each two of which they must reside the greater Card contains a print, representing part of Three several terms), to become some supposed scene in the Popish Bachelors of Divinity, without taking Plot; at the foot is an explanation, any prior degree,” Thus the Ace of Hearts has a table, Bachelors of Divinity, however, surrounded by the Pope, some Cardi- who obtain their degree in this way, nals, and Bishops. Beneath the table are not Members of the Senate, since is a Fiend, and the explanation states, the Members of that body, who are “ The Plot first batchi at Rome by B. D. deduce their right from their the Pope and Cardinals, &c.” prior degree of M. A,

The Deuce of Hear's has" Sir Now I am writing on College matE. B, Godfree taking Dr. Oates bis ters, permit me to support the opideposition."

nion of Dr. Symmousin his Life of Mil. The Three of Hearts Dr. Oates ton--that Milton was not a Sizar. In discovereth Garner in the Lobby.” the entry of Millon, he is described

The Four of Hearts" Coleman as Pensionarius Mipor. Some Gugiving a Guing to incourage je 4 Ruf- thamites have argued from this, that tians."

as- Pensioners forin the class jumeThe live of Hearts" Dr. Oates diately above the Sizars, Pensionarius receives letters from the Fathers, to Mivor must signify the class below, carry beyond Sea,”

viz. Sizars. If these gentlemen had, The whole suit of Spades is given however, taken the trouble of inquirto the Murder of Sir E, B, Godfrce, ing, they would have found in Par




I ;

ker's History of Cambridge, or even draughtsman, and sometimes, it is in Carter's, that the Pensioners are said, painted scenes of landscapes for . divided into two classes, viz. the one of the Play-houses. How such a -greater (Pensionarius Major), now person can be entitled to the appellacalled Fellow Commoners; and the tion of an Architect, which heassumes, lesser (Peosionarius Minor), the Pen- I confess myself unable to discover:

sioner of the present day. Of this and the latter person is only a mere rank was Milton.

LAICUS. draughtsman. They have shewn them

selves no competent judges of eviMr. URBAN,

Jan. 5. dence, by denying, as they do, the Algernon Syduey in your Maga- and I am confident uo intelligent man zine for December last, p. 531, with will pay any attention to their obserequal interest and satisfaction, and vations. heartily wish that the contributor, or My adversary An Architect is pecuany of your readers, would favour the Jjarly unfortunate in asserting, as he publick with a further supply of the does, that my pursuits were not allied correspondence of that eminent man. to the labours of an Artist, as Mr. The letter in question bears the Carter himself could have informed strongest marks of authenticity in him to the contrary. The profession matter as well as in style. It must of the Law, for which I was educated, have been written in November 1659, and which I afterwards followed, i when he was actually residing at the have quitted above fifteen

years ;

and . Sound, and not in November 1660, while I continued in it, my pursuits, as when, in consequence of the Restora- Mr. Carter knows, were also directed tion, he had proceeded, as an exile, to. Antiquarian subjects. For I wrote to Rome. But there must surely be for Mr. Carter several papers, for the some error in his having addressed it express purpose of explaining some to Lord Whitworth. I suspect it to plates of bistorical subjects in his first have been really addressed to the publication, containing Specimens of Lord Commissioner Whitelocke, who, Ancient Sculpture, &c. These papers although he declined the appointment, were accordingly inserted in that work had, in the first instance, been joined with my name to them, as may be with him in tbe mission to the Nor- seen on referring to the book itself; thern courts. -- A large proportion of and you, Mr. Urban, may besides Sydney's Letters to his Father, and probably recollect the circumstance, the whole of his correspondence with because you were the printer of the his Uncle the Earl of Northumberland, letter-press

*. Sir Joho and Sir William Temple, and Whether or not I am sufficiently William Penu, have hitherto escaped skilled in the subject, the book I have research. If any part of them have published will best shew. But I know, been luckily preserved, the possessors from the testimony of thuse persons will confer an important obligation by on whose judgment I can rely, that communicating them to the publick, the book has already obtained a conor at least stating where they lie con. siderable degree of credit ; and it cealed.

G. W, M. should seem from their conduct, that

my adversaries had found themselves Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 14,

hard pressed by facts in attacking it. 1" T is not my intention to reply par- One declines the task of controverting

ticularly to the attacks made on my opinions, and transfers it to the mne by your Correspondents “ An Ar. other: that other devies mathematichitect” and “Mr. Carter” in your cal proof, conclusive evidence, aud Magazine for October last; neither is self-evident propositions ; and refuses it my design to notice any future re- to àdmit that very species of proof, marks from either of them, unless they which he himself, in his observations, should be accompanied with an incare and elsewhere, has actually used. rect or defective representation of Leaving, therefore, the useless unfacts. The former of these persons is dertaking of vindicating myself against supposed to be in reality a tradesman, charges of which,from my adversaries' an house-painter, as I am informed, in

own state of ihe case, every man of Westminster, wbo has since sense will perceive I am not guilty ; sionally taken up the occupation of a * This is "a True Bill." Epit.

I shall


I shall only observe, that the instance work men having been procured from of the Church of Malmsbury produced Canterbury, in which Mr. Carter ex. by Mr. Carter, does not apply to the ults p. 323, is by no means contradicquestion, nor does it vouch the fact tory to the supposition that the workfor which it is produced.

men came from France, but rather It is, indeed, singularly curious to enbances the probability of it. The observe, that when your Correspon- distance from Canterbury to Dover is dents An Architect and Mr. Carter so little, as every one knows who has both inveigh, as they do, so bitterly travelled the road, as I have done, against all Compilations (as they are that it is very likely the workinen pleased to tern every attenspt at a came from France, that they landed deduction of historical events), and at Dover, and proceeded to Canteragainst all intelligence to be derived bury; but, finding employment there, from books, Mr. Carter himself, for did not continue their journey any the purpose of proving the date of the further. In confirmation of this idea Church of Malmsbury, should be, as it may be observed, that William of he is, driven to the necessity of refer- Sens, who was employed in 1174 to. ing, p. 322, to a very obscure modern repair and rebuild the Cathedral of publication, expressly described by Canterbury after the fire, was most himself as a Compilation. And this certainly and evidently a Frenchman; is still more unfortunate, because in' a and, as his name insports, came from subsequent part of his observations he Sens France. Governor Powball, contends, though unreasonably, that in his paper on the Origin of Gothic nope but an eye-witness is competent Architecture, inserted in the Archæoevidence, which must necessarily ap- logia, vol. 1X. expressly mentions, ply as well to historical events as to. p. 112, on the authority of Richard buildings. He should at least have prior of Hexham, thai St. Wilfrid referred to Tanner, a respectable au- learnt bis architecture

from Rome, thor, who apparently originally fur- and built his church at Hagulsted afnished that fact. But the

date given ter that model. is that of the original foundation only; But there is every reason to think and there is no proof that the present that the Church of Malmsbury is not erection is of that age. Supposing it by some centuries so old as Mr. Carto be really so old, still Mr. Carter has ter thinks it. William of Malmsbury, not shewn that the workmen were who lived in the reigns of Hen. 1. Englishmen, which is the very point Stephen, and Hen. II. and was him in question; and this is at least very self a monk of that Abbey, speaks in doubtful, because at that very period his fifth book “ De Pontificibus," it was the practice to procure them edit. Gale, p. 350, of the whole Mofrom France and elsewhere.

nastery of Malmsbury, most evidently In 675, the very year in which Mr. ' from what he says including also the Carter dates the Church of Malms- Church, as twice destroyed by fire ; bury, Benedict Biscopius began to once in the reigo of Alfred, and again build St. Peter's Church in the Mo- in that of king Edward. By this last nastery of Wermouth; and in that he most probably meant Edward the year went over to France, to engage

Confessor, not Edward the elder; beworkmen to construct it after the cause, as Edward the elder was Alfred's Roman inanner. See Bentham's Pre- immediate successor,it maybedoubted, face to his History of Ely, in Essays in any other mode of interpretation, on Gothic Architecture, p. 31.

whether there could have been time Wilfrid Bishop of York, who in sufficient for the re-erection of so many 675, the very same year with the large buildings before they are repredates of Malisbury anu Wermouth, sented as being a second time destroyed, founded the Conventual Church of particularly as it does not appear that Rippon, and in 674 that of St. Andrew the fire in Alfred's time happened at Hexham, procured some of his early in his reign. A similar conflaworkmen, builders, and artificers, gration in the case of the Church of from Canterbury, and some from Canterbury in 1174, rendered it necesRome and other parts of Italy, France, sary to take down and rebuild the and other countries. See Bentham's greater part of that edifice, and partiPreface before cited, p. 38 and 39. cularly the arches and colunins, which The circumstance of some of these of course had been injured by the

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