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METEOROLOGICAL DIARY, BY W. CARY, STRAND, From December 26, 1831, to January 25, 1832, both inclusive. Fahrenheit's Therm.
DAILY PRICE OF STOCKS,
From December 28, 1831, to January 26, 1832, both inclusive.
J. J. ARNULL, Stock Broker, Bank-buildings, Cornhill,
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London Gaz.-Times-Ledger Morn. Chron.--Post -Herald Morn. Advertiser--Courier Globe-Standard-Sun..Star Brit Trav..Record-Lit Gaz St. James's Chron--Packet.. Even. Mail-English Chron." 8 Weekly Pa... 29 Sat & Sun. Dublin 14-Edinburgh 12 Liverpool 9-Manchester 7 Exeter 6-Bath Bristol. Steffield, York, 4-Brighton. Canterbury, Leeds, Hull, Leicester, Nottingh. Plym. Stamf. 3-Birming. Bolton, Bury, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsf.,Cheltenh,Chester, Coven., Derby, Durh., Ipsw., Keudal,Maidst, Newcastle,
[PUBLISHED MARCH 1, 1832.]
Origin of the Artillery Company..... ....115 Sir Wm. Wood, 116.-Family of Mac Ean 117 Monument to Mr. Huskisson......... ...ib.
On the Analogia Lingua Græcæ, No. II. 118 Identity of National Language & Manners 120 Styles of Hume, Gibbon, and Robertson....121 THE ENDEAVOURER, No. I..................... .127 Memoir of Sir H. Morgan, "the Buccaneer" 128 On the ancient Coins of Greece and Rome.. 181 On British Geology, No. II...................135 Geology of the Eastern Coast of England...186 Architectural Improvements at Coventry....139
Norwich, Oxf.,Portsm..Preston, Sherb., Shrewsb., South. ampton,Truro, Worcester 2Aylesbury, Bangor, Barnst.. Berwick, Blackb., Bridgew.,. Carmar., Colch., Chesterf, Devizes, Dorch., Doncaster, Falmouth, Glouc., Halifax, Henley, Hereford, Lancaster, Leaming, Lewes, Line. Lichf. Macclesf. Newark, Newc. on-Tyne, Northamp.. Reading, Rochest.. Salish Shields, Staff., Stockp., Sunderl.,Taunt..Swans., Wakef.. Warwick, Whiteh., Winches.. Windsor, Wolverha., 1 each. Ireland 61--Scotland 37 Jersey 4-Guernsey 3
Pompeii, 149.-Hosking on Architecture...151 FINE ARTS.-British Institution, &c.........153 LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.-New Works, &c.155 Ashmolean Society, 155.-Royal Society...156| Buckingham's Lectures, 157.-Burns' Dinner 158 ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES....................159 SELECT POETRY.........
Historical Chronicle. Proceedings in Parliament.....................164 Foreign News, 169.-Domestic Occurrences 170 Promotions, &c. 172.-Births & Marriages.173 OBITUARY; with Memoirs of Lord Kingsale; Lord Norwood; Adm. Lord H. Poulett; Adm. Sir H. Bickerton; Gen. Belliard; Gen. Darby; Gen. Kennedy; Sir W. Scarlett; D. Sykes, J. Chamier, W. Herrick, E. Hood, and L. D. G. Tregonwell, Esqrs.; Rev. J. L. Crosbie; M. Levasseur; Mr. J. Fletcher, &c. &c........ .......174 Bill of Mortality.-Markets.-Shares....191 Meteorological Diary.-Prices of Stocks....192
Embellished with a View of ST. SAVIOUR'S CHURCH, Southwark,
An Interior View of the LADY CHAPEL; and a Figure of a FINSBURY ARCHER, in 1676.
By SYLVANUS URBAN, GENT.
Printed by J. B. NICHOLS and SON, CICERO'S HEAD, 25, Parliament Street, Westminster; where all Letters to the Editor are requested to be sent, POST-PAID.
Mr. R. P. PLAYER, of Malmsbury, with reference to the article on the triangular Bricks found at that town, in our Dec. number, p. 500, begs to reply to the observation of B. C. T. that "the further destruction of parts of the walls has lately been carried on by the tenants of the Rev. George Rushout Bowles." He says,-"only two of those lessees have lately made any alterations in the walls, of whom I am one. These walls support immense loads of earth on each side of the road; and, with the exception of some low fragments which were in a most dilapidated state at the western extremity, and another dangerously projecting fragment at the east end, all the line of wall. which came into my possession had previously fallen down. Some parts had been repeatedly rebuilt, and that so unskilfully, that every vestige of antiquity was destroyed; and so insecurely, that it became absolutely necessary to unload the top, and remove large quantities of earth from the back, to prevent further dilapidation; which, notwithstanding these precautions, there is every reason to expect: in case of its occurrence, it is intended to secure such parts by internal buttresses. Your Correspondent wrote, no doubt, under the influence of the purest zeal; but without having duly informed
himself of particulars."
With reference to the family of Isaacson (see our last volume, pt. ii. pp. 194, 502,) Mr. JOHN BELL of Gateshead, writes: "If a family of Isaacson, (of whom Anthony, who was High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1742, and Comptroller of the Customs at Newcastle; and John, who was Recorder of Newcastle, and died in 1737-8;) are any part of the research of your Correspondent Mr. STEPHEN ISAACSON, I should feel happy in giving a brother antiquary (as I suppose him to be) a copy of their pedigree. Anthony, above nained, married a daughter of Sir William Creagh, Kat. a personal friend of James II., for whose pedigree
I am in search."
In auswer to C. S. (Nov. p. 386,) A. B. communicates the following inscription, which was on the coffin-plate of Mrs. Elizabeth Cotton, who was buried in the Des Bouveries family vault in St. Katharine Crees Church, London :-" Mrs. Elizabeth Cotton, daughter of Col. Cotton, and niece of Sir Robert Cotton, Bart. of Combermere in Chesshire, died 15th Oct. 1776, aged 90 years."-By her will she left her houses in James-street, Buckingham-gate, to R. S. Cotton, esq. of Crown street, Westminster, and after him to his son R. S. Cotton, esq. of Reigate Heath (the father and younger brother ot the present Lord Combermere).
C. R. H. remarks: "In the Boyle's Lectures, preached in 1747, 8, 9, by Henry Stebbing, D.D. Chancellor of Sarum, entitled Christianity justified upon the Scripture foundation,' are the following passages: "This everlasting punishment decreed against the disobedient and refractory, is what we properly term the sanction of the law of Christ,' &c. (p. 121); we must then proceed to the sanction itself, and inquire whether there be any thing in it that impeaches the justice, wisdom, or goodness of God. By the sanction I mean the penalty to be inflicted upon the transgressors of the law' (p. 239). I wish some of your learned Correspondents to give their opinion, whether the word sanction is here used in its legitimate sense, for I cannot find author so using it."-The same Correspondany other ent remarks: "In the first verse of the sixth chapter of St. Luke's gospel, the obscure words on the second Sabbath after the first,' or rather the second first Sabbath,' do not appear well explained by the commentators, who suppose it to mean the Sabbath day in the Passover week. It has occurred to me, that, as the Jews had two methods of computing time, one for civil, the other for ecclesiastical purposes; and as these years commenced at two different periods, it is possible that to point out a certain Sabbath, which had otherwise no particular designation, they might so term the first Sabbath of the civil year.'
P. inquires, "Where can be found the Latin Poem in which occurs,
Cranmeri dia senectus
et Latimeri simplicis umbra. These are the fragments of lines which were quoted in Convocation at Oxford by Bishop Bagot; when, deprecating the abolition of the Test Acts, he appealed to the memories of Cranmer and Latimer, &c. &c. The Poem, I am sure, is to be found in some academical collection of Latin Poems; and I think when at Christ Church I possessed
T. F. and S. B. artists, remark, that the picture of the Tric-Trac players by Teniers, (Mr. Raddon's engraving from which was noticed in our Supplement, p. 629,) belongs to Mr. Henry Philip Hope, of Norfolk-street, Park-lane, who owns the whole of the magnificent collection of Dutch and Flemish pictures, forming a separate gallery in the house of his nephew Mr. Henry Thomas Hope, in Duchess-street, Portland-place.
We shall gladly comply with the wishes of C. M. S. His communications, with those of E. J. M.; B. C. T.; P. D.; and others, in
HOSPITAL IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, &c.
Mr. URBAN, Feb. 24. SOME years since a very large sum of money was expended by the Government in purchasing and removing the buildings in the neighbourhood of Westminster Abbey, and every one rejoiced to see the venerable structure relieved from the mean and unsightly dwellings which had too long choked up the approaches to that beautiful specimen of ancient art. It is therefore with feelings of no little surprise and concern that I understand a plan to be in agitation for erecting a HOSPITAL upon the space now inclosed by a boarded fence, between the western entrance to the Abbey, and the stabling recently erected by Mr. Decimus Burton for the accommodation of the members of both Houses of Parliament. This space it was understood was always intended to be left open, or inclosed with an iron rail, and planted; but, should the proposition alluded to be carried into effect, the Hospital will be within seventy feet of the Abbey, and must not only again block up the approaches, but will destroy all future plans for the improvement of the neighbourhood. Why the Office of Woods should have selected this particular spot for the intended Hospital, it is difficult to imagine; and at a moment when so much exertion has been used to save St. Saviour's Church from the hands of modern Vandals, few could imagine that a project for shutting up our Abbey from public view, should at the same time be going on. The building in question is proposed to be Gothic, or old English, or Elizabethan; but the instances which may be adduced of similar modern erections in the immediate neighbourhood of our Cathedrals, and the injurious effects produced, ought to be a warning to those who should be the conservators or guardians of these proud specimens of
the olden time. The modern Deanery and Residentiary at York betray the most absolute ignorance, and the most puerile attempt at design, which perhaps can well be quoted, and this too in the immediate presence of ancient art, admirable for the sublimity and grandeur of its proportions. I hope a similar failure will not be allowed to start up as an excrescence in the very front of our venerable Abbey.
The building in question will probably be lofty, as the space upon which it is to stand is inconsiderable; and therefore what cannot be obtained in area, must be got in height. The number of out-patients which would continually surround the doors of this Hospital, must also be taken into consideration and as there will not be space for any airing ground for convalescents, all the unpleasant circumstances attending such an establishment would be exposed to view. The expense which has recently been incurred in repairing the Abbey, surely ought to be a reason for removing all offensive buildings in its immediate vicinity, and still more so for putting a stop to any nuisances likely to be placed there.
APPROACHES TO LONDON BRIDGE.
With similar feelings I cannot help adverting to the proposed plan for blocking up the APPROACHES TO LONDON BRIDGE. No doubt the ground is valuable, but it is worth while to consider how great the effect would be of allowing St. Saviour's Church and the Monument to remain perfectly free from all surrounding buildings, and so to arrange the plan, that these proud specimens of architectural skill may not be injured by the erection of mean and tasteless dwellings or warehouses in their immediate vicinity. The present generation now have an
opportunity of seeing the finest column in the world in all its just proportions for the first time, and it will be a matter of infinite regret, should economical considerations again shut out this fine object from public view, or suffer it only to be seen at the extremity of a narrow alley. The same may be said of St. Saviour's Church. The
space of seventy feet now proposed to be reserved as an approach to the east end, would be altogether insufficient, and those who understand perspective effect will see that double the distance will not be too much to show this interesting specimen to advantage.
ABBEY OF ST. ALBAN'S.
A matter of still graver importance now interests the feelings of antiquaries and architects. The ABBEY OF ST. ALBAN's is said to be in so ruinous a state, that some part of the parapet has fallen; * and unless active exertions are used to create a fund for its repair (the parish being totally incompetent to raise a sufficient sum of money), this matchless monument, admirable for the beauty and delicacy of its detail, and the sublimity of its design, will be numbered with the ruins which certainly adorn our country, but which are daily crumbling into dust. The struggle recently made to preserve the organ-screen at York Cathedral, and that now going on in favour of St. Saviour's Church, will be referred to on all future occasions, and I hope the good feeling which has been manifested in favour of these elegant specimens of ancient art, may encourage the lovers of good taste to stand boldly forward and strain every nerve to rescue the works of our forefathers from spoliation and decay, so often as such exertions become necessary.
BOOTHAM BAR, York.
IT is but too true that this venerable and curious specimen of ancient arIchitecture is to be taken down, and that the Corporation of York, in their wisdom, have already accepted a contract for removing it. It is painful to reflect that the fine specimens of the olden time with which this ancient City abounded, are daily suffering from the hands of the destroyer. So much so, that little will shortly be left, except its proud Minster, to interest the antiquary or the architect. Not long since, the Barbican at Micklegate was destroyed, and the only reason assigned for such an act of barbarism was that the country people on market days jostled each other in passing through the gate, and that frequent quarrels took place in consequence. The convenience of the public no doubt must at all times be a primary matter of consideration; but it is worth while to study how this can be met without removing that which is venerable from its age, or distinguished for the elegance of its composition. A memorial or remonstrance was signed by many individuals of the Antiquarian Society, with a view to save this Barbican, and the Archbishop offered to subscribe handsomely towards its restoration; but the job had previously been determined upon, and the gate now stands a bald and ludicrous example of what is called modern improvement. The purchase of an insignificant public house on one side, would have enabled the public to pass freely round the gate. In this manner the same thing has been managed at Canterbury and Warwick; and the ancient and admirable fabric might have been preserved in all its integrity.
The case of Bootham Bar differs from that of Micklegate, inasmuch as the
On the 3d of February, about seven A. M. a large portion of the wall of the upper battlement, on the south-west side, fell upon the roof below with such weight that it drove in the leads and timber, and every thing in its way, into the south aile of the building. It fell in two masses, at an interval of five minutes, and so great was the concussion, that the inhabitants of the neighbouring houses describe it as resembling the loudest thunder. Mr. Wyatt was employed about ten years since to inspect the Abbey, when he reported that a sum exceeding 30,000l. would be necessary effectually to repair this building, since which it has been getting worse, so that at the present time a much larger sum than that would be required. The south transept has been for a considerable time considered in a dangerous state, and is now scarcely safe to be allowed to remain. Au internal view of St. Alban's Abbey, taken from the side where the injury has been sustained, will be found in vol. LXXXIX. i. 593. EDIT.