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24 Bibliomania.— Treatment of the Insane.—Sir D. Harvey. [Jan.
spondent and by Mus«ns, to be purchased just now. The gentlemen, whom sublimi flagello tetigimus, may thank their and my forbearance*.
I am, Mr. Urban, your old Correspondent, but, as yet, no madman,
Ali-quiz, a Friend to Jael's Chelsea. husband.—See Bible.
copy of " La. Nef Des Fous," an equally rare production from the French press; and, particularly, if some German gentleman of vertii commanding Grant or Brant's original composition in the German language; would kindly do the same by their respective treasures: I doubt not, a mass of information might soon be collected concerning the unique lucubration thus casually brought into notice by Bfi. E*. Ss. sufficient to engage the erudite attention, of all the true Bibliomaniacks in the British Empire throughout best part of this new year 1817.
The poignant satire from StultiFera Navis, quoted by Jeb. E**. Ss. p. 420, is thus neatly abridged in my Navis Stcltifer*Collectanea, in a Cento drawn up from good authors, with all the fire and spirit of a genuine original composition:
Qui libros Ti/riis vestit hmoribus
Quid te, insane, juvat stipare Platona
Et Jus (..'rosarium subdere Canonico? Quid vel Aristotelem: vel grandia Theologiee
Verba polis opibus, sordibus ipse, tuis? "Sat sapio," inquis: " et est mihi bibliotheca parata
Qualis Niliacis regibus ante fuit. Si Romana minus, prsestb est vernacula lingua, [putes."
Qua tono: vix tantum Stentora posse
O Stolide, atque expers veri: Si forte
Stultiria; expectas, pbarmaca nostra Ne te multarum disturbet copia rerun):
Excole te paucis utilibusque libris.
Commentarium. Quemadmodum Persius priniani Satyram in vanos poetas composuit, ita Satyra nostra initium suinit a stultis librorum coacervatoribus, qui plurimos excolunt et se negligunt: quia libros neque legunt, neque si legerent intelligerent; qui non didicerunt litteras bonas, et quod detestabilius est discere nolunt. Placent eniui sibi: atque vernacular sua1 torrente prsditi inter balbos et ineptulum vulgus famam sapientium assequuntur. Verum qui sapiet emet paucos libros et eos utiles, diligenterque perdiscet. x. r. >..
M*. EB. S'. writes likes a person half in jest and half in earnest: I have, therefore, emulated his happy example. True it is, Sir, that there is not one of the three little Canter tragedians mentioned by your Corrc
Mr. Urban, Coventry, Jan. 10.
IN your last Volume, pv495, a Correspondent wishes to know some mode of treatment for insane patients, and more particularly his unfortunate friend. It is certainly lamentable that no book has been published upon that subject, where any correct plan of treatment is pointed out. Of course so many unfortunate objects afflicted with derangement, confined in houses for their reception, can have no prospect of recovery except from their erroneous and very harsh method of severe restraint, when, perhaps, in incipient and recent affections, where the passions have predominated over the reason, a little controul might be favourable to such slight and trifling objects. The late Dr. Arnold has published some interesting matter upon the subject; but his inquiries are such minutiat as render his Work extremely confusing. I can certainly say, there can be certain methods adapted to many objects of that disease, and where hereditary taints and dispositions producing symptoms leading to such diseases, Insane persons, and those liable, may, by proper altenliou to their several causes, have those afflicting maladies kqit completely under order. P.
Mr. Urban, Dovei-slrcet, Jan. 21.
I HAVE in my possession two very fine three-quarter Paintings of Sir Daniel Harvey and his Lad), whose name was Elizabeth, and was the only daughter of Edward, second Lord Montagu of Boughton, and sister to the first Duke of Montagu. Cau any of your numerous Readers inform me when they died, or where they were buried; or if Sir Daniel, who was at one time Ambassador at Constantinople, was related to Lieut.-geu. Daniel Harvey, who married Lady Anne, only daughter of Ralph Duke of Montagu, and who, with his Lady, is buried at Mitcham in Surrey? H. M. * Kegina, sublimi tla^ello
Tange seniel arrogantem.
Hor. Carm. Lib. in. Ode xxvi.
COMPENDIUM OF COUNTY HISTORY.
SITUATION AND EXTENT.
Boundaries. North, Bristol Channel. East, Somerset and Dorset. South,
English Channel. West, Cornwall. Greatest lenglhVZ; greatest breadth 71; circumference 287 ; square2552 miles. Province, Canterbury. Diocese, Exeter. Circuit, Western.
ANTIENT STATE AND REMAINS.
British Inhabitants. Danmonii.
Roman Province. Britannia Prima.—Stations. Isca Danrnoniorum, Exeter; Moridunum, Seaton, or Honiton; Tamare, Tamerton.
Saxon Heptarchy. Westsex.
Antiquities. Drew Steignton Cromlech, Kistvaen, and Druidical Circles.
father of the beautiful and infamous Elfrida, Queen of Edgar, and completed
in 9S1 by bis son Ordulph, who was buried there.
PRESENT STATE AND APPEARANCE.
Rivers. Aven, Axe, Dart, Erme, Exe, Otter, Plym, Tamer; Taw, Teign; Torridge, Yealm—Bovey, Bray, Carey, Coly, Creedy, Culm or Column, Little Dart, Dawl, Kenn, Lenmon, Lyd, Lyn, Mole, Okc, East and West Okcments, Sid, Tidal, Tyuhay, Waldon, Wrey, Yeo.
Inland Navigation. Grand Western, Tavistock, Stover, Tamar Manure Canals. The twelve first-mentioned rivers.
Lakes. Cran meer, Source of the Dart in Dartmoor. Bradford; Slaptou Lea, and Sutton Pools.
Eminences and Views. Dunkerry Beacon, in Exmoor, 1890 feet above level of the sea; Castle Head, in Parish of High Bray, 1500: Chapman Burrows, 9(10; Great Hangman Hill, 800; and little Hangman Hill, near Combe Martin, 600; Hoardown Gate, 1000; Slade Hill, 900, and Swindown, 800, near Ilfracomb; Rippon Tor, 1540; High Believer, Essery, Steeperton, Ham, Mist, Row and Crockern Tors', in Dart moor; Haldown Hill; Piddle Down; Castle Lawrence, On Pen Hill; Belvidere, in Fowderham Grounds.
Natural Curiosities. Laywell, near Brixham ebbing and flowing spring.; Bamplon chalybeate spring; Lundy island; Hartland point, Start point, and Bolt head; Dart and Ex moors; Chudleigh rock and cavern, Morwell rock, and Bren tor. Drew Steignton, and Withicomb, or Nut crackers logan stones; Scenery of Lydford bridge and cascades; of Ivy bridge; of Linton, Limmouth, and the Valley of Stones; of Combe Martin, and Ilfracombe.
Public Buildings. Edystone light-house, finished by John Smeaton in 1759;
Bickbam, Sir William Elford, bait. Collypriest, Thomas Winsloe Philips,
Bicton, Lord Kolle. esq.
Blatchford, Sir John Lemon Rogers, Creedy, Sir John Davie, bart.
barl. Darlington Manor House, Arthur
Buckland Monachorum, Sir Francis Champernowne, esq.
Henry Drake, bart. Escott House, Sir John KeDnaway,
Clovelly Court, Sir James Williams bart.
Hamiyu. Great Fnlford, Baldwin I'ulford.esq.
Cent. Mao. January, 1S1T. Haccombe, Haccombc, Sir Henry Carew, bart. Oxton House, Rev. John Swete.
Haldon House, Sir Lawrence Vaughan Powderham, Castle, Viscount Courte
Palke, bart. nay.
Harlland Abbey, Mrs. Orchard. Pynes, Sir Stafford Henry Northcolc, Holcorabe Court, Peter Blewett, esq. bart.
Killerton House, Sir Thomas Dyke Saltram, Earl Boringdon. ., i j
Ackland, bart. Sharpham, Edmund Bustard, esq.
Loventor, Sir Frederic Francis Baker, Shutc House, Sir W. Templer Pole,
LuptonHouse.SirFrancis Buller.bart. Tawstock, Sir Bourchier Wray, bart.
Mamhead, Earl of Lisburne. Ugbrook, Lord Clifford.
Maristow, Sir Maiiasseh Lopes, bart. Wistaway House, Sir John LethMembland House, Sir John Pering, bridge.
bart. Wolford Lodge, Mrs. Simeoe.
Mount Edgecumbe, Eaii of Mount Youlston, Sir Arthur Chichester.
Members to Parliament. For the County, 2; Exeter, 2; Ashburton, 2;
Barnstaple, 2; Bercaiston, 2; Dartmouth, 2; Honiton, 2; Oakhamp
ton, 2; Plymouth, 2; Plympton, 2; Tavistock, 2; Tiverton, 2; Tot
ness, 2; total 26. Produce. Bovey Coal, Lead, Tin, Copper, Pipe and roller's Clay, Marble,
Limestone, Slate; Cattle, Fish, Cyder, Butter, (Clouted) Cream. Manufactures. Serges Kersey9, Carpets, Bone Lace, Ship Building.
POPULATION. Hundreds, 33; Parishes, 454; Market-towns, 38 j Houses, 64,793. Inhabitants. Males, 179,553; Females, 203,755: total 3S3,30S. Families employed in Agriculture, 33,044; Trade, 30,977; in neither, 15,394 i
total, 79,415. Baptisms. Males, 0,145; Females, 5,665. — Marriages, 2,745. — Burials,
Males, 3,741; Females, 3,794.
Towns having not less than 1000 Inhabitants, viz.
Houses. Inhah. Houses. Inhab.
Exeter (capital city) 2971 18,890 Credilon 431 1,848
Plymouth, Dock,' anil Chudleigh 380 1,832
"Suburbs 5552 56,060 Colyton 368 1,774
Tiverton 1294 6,732 llartland 292 1,734
Tavistock 500 4,723 Sidmouth 344 1,688
Barnstaple 630 4,019 Moreton Hampstead ... 343 1.65S
Dartmouth 388 3,595 Beeralston, with Beer
Bideford 648 3,244 Ferrers 149 1,504
Ashburton 366 3,053 Oakhampton 227 1,440
Collumpton 618 2,917 Bampton 282 1,42.2
Teignmouth 606 2,893 Hatherleigh 232 1,380
Ottery St. Mary's 583 2,880 Chumleigh 309 1,340
Topsham 613 2,871 limit 272' 1,321
South Molton 54i3 2,739 Kingshridge 141 1,242
Honiton 589 2,735 Bradninch 194 1,230
Totness 320 2,725 Holdsworthy 256 1,206
Axminster 455 2,387 Newton Abbots, witli
Torrington ,.400 2,151 Newton Bushel 192 1,049
llfracomb 441 1,934 Lifton 141 1,006
Modbury 316 1,890
Total, Towns, 36; Houses, 22,404; Inhabitants, 153,111.
HISTORY. A.D. 615, at Bampton, Britons defeated, and 1046 men slaiu, by KynegiU,
King of Westsex. •_
833, On Hengist Down, Danes defeated by Egbert; and, 876, nearExeter by
Alfred. 878, From Kenwith Castle, Oddunc, Earl of Devon, in a sally, defeated the Danes, killed Hubba, their Commander, and took Iht! famous lieafen Standard.
1003, Exeter taken and completely destroyed, by Siieno, King of Denmark, in revenge of Ethelred's inhuman massacre of the Danes in the preceding year.
1076, Exeter taken by William I.; and, 1135, after a siege of two months by Stephen.
1357, May 5, At Plymouth, Edward the Black Prince and his prisoner, John, King of France, lauded, aud proceeded to Exeter, where they were royally entertained.
1498, Exeter successfully defended by the citizens against Perkin Warbeck, and his army of six thousand men.
1501, Oct. 2, At Plymouth, Catherine ol Arragon landed.
1549, June 9, at Sempford Courtenay, the insurrection on account of change of religion and abolition of the mass commenced. The insurgents besieged Exeter; but, after several engagements, being completely defeated on Clyst Heath, August 5, by John Lord Russell, the siege waj raised the following day.
1643, Sept. 2, Bideford and Barnstaple Parliamentarians routed by Colonel John Digby.
1 tUS, Plymouth successfully defended by the inhabitants, in a siege of three months, against Prince Maurice.
1646, At Bovey Tracey, Lord Wentworth and Royalists surprised by Oliver Cromwell; and at Torrington, Feb. .14, Royalists defeated by Sir William Fairfax.
1688, Nov. 5, at Torbay, the Prince of Orange, afterwards William, III. landed; on the 9th he arrived at Exeter, where he remained twelve days, and then proceeded to London, and accomplished the Revolution.
Audley, James, Lord, Hero of Poictiers, Barnstaple (frbr. temp. Ed. III.)
1190.) Bampfield, Francis, non-conformist divine, and author, Poltirnore, 1622. Bamptou, John de, first public reader of Aristotle at Cambridge, Bampton
Blount, John, Latine Blondus, Archbishop of Canterbury (died 1248.)
695. Bracton, Henry De, author of " DeLegibus et Consuetudioibus," Bratton,
13th cent. Brentingham, Thomas, Bishop of Exeter, Lord Treasurer to Rich. II. (died
Carpenter, Nathaniel, Scholar, chaplain to Usher, Hatherleigh (died 1636.)
Cary, Cary, Robert, chronologer,-author of " Palasologia Chronica," CookingtoD,
1615. Chichester, Sir Arthur, Lord Deputy of Ireland, Raleigh (died 1625.)
Chichester, Richard, historian, Raleigh (died about 1355.)
Chichester, Robert, Bp. of Exeter, Raleigh (died 1150.)
Chudleigh, Lady Mary, poet, Winslode, 1656.
Chorciiill, John, Duke of Marlborough, Prince of Miidenbeim, Ashe, 1650.
Conant, John, divine, "Conanti nihil difficile," Yeatentou, 1608.
Conybeare, John, Bp. of Bristol, Defender of Revelation, Pinhoe, 1692.
Corey, John, actor and dramatic writer, Barnstaple (died 1721.)
Courtenay, Peter, Bp. of Winchester, Powderhatn (died 1491.)
Courtenay, Richard, Bp. of Norwich (died 1415.)
Courtenay, William, Cardinal, Abp. of Canterbury, Exminster (died 1396.)
Cowell, John, civilian, author of "Interpreter," Ernsborough, 1554.
Cowley, Mrs. H. dramatic writer, Tiverton, 1143.
Crane, Thomas, nonconformist divine and author, Plymouth, 1630.
Cutcliff, John, schoolman, Gammage (temp. Edw. III.)
Davis, John, discoverer of Davis straights in South America, in 1585, Sandridge.
Dodderidge, Sir John, Judge (died 1628.)
Duck, Arthur, civilian, biographer of Abp. Chichele, Heavitree, 1580.
Dunning, John, Lord Ashburtou, advocate, Ashburton, 1132.
D'Crfey, Thomas, song and dramatic writer, Exeter, 1628. ;i
Edmondes, Sir Thomas, diplomatist and political writer, Plymouth, 1563.
Elvrida, Queen of Edgar, Tavistock. •
Exeter, Walter of, historian of Guy of Warwick (flor. 13th century.)
Exeter, William of, Defender of Papal Power, Exeter (flourished 1330.)
Fishaker, Richard,schoolman (died 1248.)
Foliot, Gilbert, Bp. of London, adversary of Becket, Tamerton (died 1187.)
Foliot, Robert, Bp. of Hereford, Tamerton (died 1186.)
Ford, John de, Confessor to King John, Ford (died 1215.)
Ford, Thomas, nonconformist divine and author, Brixton, 1598.
Fortescue, Sir John, author of " De Laudibus Legum Angliae," Brent (died 1465.)
Fortescue, Sir John, Tutor to Elizabeth, and Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Foster, James, Defender of Christianity, Exeter, 1697.
Gale.Theophilus, author of " Court of the Gentiles," KingsteigntoB, 1628.
Gat, John, poet and dramatic writer, Barnstaple, 1688.
Geare, Allan, nonconformist divine and translator, Stoke Fleming, 1622.
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey, naval commander, Green way, (died 1583.)
Glanvil, Sir John, Judge, Tavistock.
Glanvil, Joseph, defender of witchcraft, Plymouth, 1636.
Granville, George, Viscount Lansdowne, poet, 1667.
Granville, Sir Richard, one of the Conquerors of Glamorgan in 1091, Bideford.
Hakewill, George, divine, Exeter, 1579.
Hankford, Sir William, Chief Justice, Amery (died 1422 )
Hanmer, Jonathan, nonconformist divine nnd author, Barnstaple, 1605.
Harding, Thomas, polemical divine. Combe Martin, 1512.
Hawkins, Sir John, Rear Admiral at defeat of the Armada, Plymouth, 1520.
Hawkins, Sir Hit hard, naval command r, Plymouth, (died 1622.)
Hayman, Francis, painter, 1108.
Henrietta Maria, Duchess ol Orleans, daughter of Charles I. Exeter, 1644.
Herle, Sir William', Chief Justice, Ilfracombe(died 1335.)
Milliard, Nicholas, limner to Elizabeth, Exeter, 1547.
Hooker, John, antiquary, assisted Holinshed, Exeter, 1524.
Hooker, Richard, author of " Ecclesiastical Polity," Heavitree, 1553.
Hopkins, Charles, poet and tragic writer, Exeter, 1664.
Hopkins, Ezekiel, Bp. of Derry, Saudford, about 1635.
Jewel, John, Bp. of Sarum, author of " Apologia Ecclesix Anglican®," Burden, 1522.
Iscanus, Bertholomeus, Bp. of Exeter, opponent of Becket, Exeter (died 1185.)