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many of the characters given of modern publications, are like false lights, held out only to mislead, and the critic becomes either the too partial friend, or the mercenary eulogist of the author. From such a betrayal of our duty to the public, we trust the pages of this Magazine will be always free. We have no more to observe at the present time, but to hope that our correspondents will continue to favour us with their obliging and valuable communications on Literature and Antiquities as they have done ; and, in conclusion, we venture to observe, that to animadvert without acrimony, and to amend without the severity of censure, are the surest methods of obtaining the ends desired ;-the domain of Literature and Science should emphatically be-the domain of Peace.

Dec. 31, 1839.

S. URBAN.

LIST OF EMBELLISHMENTS TO THE VOLUME.

. 125

Those marked thus * are Vignettes, printed with the letter-press.

Page View of Laugharne Castle, Caermarthenshire .....

18 * Representation of the Seal of the town of Maidenhead

44 Portrait of Albert Durer, drawn on wood by himself ...

. 107 Creation of Eve, from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493.....

ib. * The Brief-Maler and Form-Schneider, from Hans Sach's Book of Trades . 110 * Copy of St. Christopher, the earliest known Wood-Cut

.112 * Several Specimens of Wood Engraving ...

114-123 Wood Engravings by Bewick and Jackson (Plates II. and I11.).. Seal of Robert Waldby, Archbishop of York, for the Lordship of Hexham....... 234 View of the Cedar Tree at Butterwick House, Hammersmith....

.281 View of the Pavilion of Queen Catharine at Hammersmith

ib. * View of the Railroad Bridges at Wormwood Scrubs View of the Grotto Della Regina near Tuscania.....

.343 * Plan of the Grotto Della Regina. ... Representation of a Roman Altar at Hardriding, Northumberland

. 409 View of the New National School of Wootton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire . . 464 View of Tickenham Church and Court, Somersetshire....

..573 * Elevations of two Windows in Tickenham Court ...,

..574 * Representations of three Roman Inscriptions in the Newcastle Museum ....63445

283

..346

*

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

JULY, 1839.

BY SYLVANUS URBAN, Gent.

PAGE

2

CONTENTS.
Minor CORRESPONDENCE.—Winestead Church, Yorkshire---Captain Coe's

Burman MSS.–Frigorific rays of the Moon-Life of Sir John Hayward-

Leland's Itinerary, &c. &c. ..

SCROPE's ART or DEER STALKING

Notices OF THE CASTLE AND LORDSHIP OF LAUGHARNE, CAERMARTHEN-

SHIRE (with a Plate)

18

Tytler's England under Edward VI. and Queen Mary.

22

MEMORIALS OF LITERARY CHARACTERS, No. XXVI.-Poetical Note from

Edward Cave to Mr. John Hughs, Printer--Memoir of M. Desforges Mail-

lard alias Mlle. Malcrais de la Vigne

ib.

On the Kingdom of Yvetot

25

Description of Hurley Church, Berkshire ..

27

The Right Hon. T. P. Courtenay's Annotations ou Shakspeare-The Emperor

Maximilian II.-Battle of Lepanto-Cervantes and Camoens-Maximilian
1. Philip IV. The Family of Beauharnois—Changes of im-proper Names
- The House of Guise–The Triumphs of Maximilian and Dr. Dibdin-

Chronology of Rome~Lord Brougham's Historical Sketches–Diderot's

Library-Distinguished Irishmen settled in France The Courtenays of

France and M. De la Place...

32-39

On Celtic Names of Places-Pembroke-Dublin-Nottingham

39

Letter of the “ Lover of Literature" to Mr. Sharon Turner..

40

Conjectures on the Bayeux Tapestry by Mr. Bolton Corney

41

On the Seal of the Borough of Maidenhead (with a Cut)

Retrospective Review.-Middle-Age Geography—Sir John Maundevile's

Travels

45

REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.

Hazlitt's Sketches and Essays, 49.--Keightley's Mythology of Ancient Greece

and Italy, 54.-Bishop Hopkin's on the Church of Rome, 57.–Lieutenant

Johns's Legend and Romance, 59.–Lindsay's View of the Coinage of Ire-

land, 61.- Diary of the Rev. John Ward, A.M. Vicar of Stratford-upon-

Avon

63

FINE ARTS.-Exhibition of the Royal Academy

66

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.

New Publications, 68.-Biblical Literature, 69.-University of Oxford, ib.-

Royal Society, 70.-Royal Geographical Society, ib.-Royal Asiatic Society 70

ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES.--Society of Antiquaries, 72.–The Anti-

quities of France, 74.-Sepulchre at Rome, 77.-

Roman Antiquities near

Frome, ib.-Sepulchral Urn, 78.–Palace of Westminster...

78

HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.-Proceedings in Parliament, 78. - Foreign

News, 81.-Domestic Occurrences...

81

Promotions and Preferments, 82.-Births, Marriages ..

83

OBITUARY; with Memoirs of the Earl of Powis ; Dr. Marsh, Bishop of

Peterborough ; Rev. Dr. Davy ; Right Hon. W. Saurin; Right Hon. Sir

G. F. Hill, Bart. ; Lieut.-Gen. Sir T. Pritzler ; Major-Gen. Sir P. Linde-

say; Commander W. Love, R.N.; The Duc de Bassano ; M. Broussais ;

John Galt, Esq.; T. H. Bayley, Esq.; Rev. Rice Rees ; Ralph Thomp-

son, Esq.

CLERGY DeceASED, &c. &c.

95

Bill of Mortality-Markets-Prices of Shares, 103.-Meteorological Diary-

Stocks.....

104

Embellished with a View of LAUGHARNE Castle, Caermarthenshire, and a

Representation of the SEAL OF MAIDENHEAD.

1

MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.

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Mr. URBAN,-- In the church of Wine- temperature than that which was uncostead, in Yorkshire, is preserved a docu- vered; and it was therefore inferred that ment, a copy of which follows. . The there is a direct descent of frigorific rays original, as I judge from a fac-simile given through the atmosphere when the moon me by the Rev. James Hildyard, is nearly is shining brightly at its full. contemporary with the latter event :

MR. BRUCE will be much obliged by “ Anno

ab incarnatione domini MCLXXXVIII. combusta fuit hec ecclesia Works, of Sir John Hayward, D.C.L.,

any

information respecting the Life, or in mense septembri in sequenti nocte post author of the Life of Edward VI. and festum sancti mathei apostoli : et in anno other works. Address, 17, King's PaMCXCVII. vi idibus martii facta fuit in. rade, Chelsea. quisitio reliquiarum beati johannis in hoc loco et inventa sunt bec ossa in orientali

MR. J. G. Nichols is about to prepare parte sepulchri et hic recondita et pulvis for the press a new edition of Leland's cemento mixtus ibidem inyentus est et Itinerary ; to which he proposes to give a reconditus."

clearer text and arrangement, but withont As far as I know, this has not been modernising the orthography ; and he in. printed before, and, as it is well worthy tends to illustrate it with such notes as of preservation, I hope it will find a cor- may appear strictly pertinent to the subner in your miscellany.-- Jesus Coll. Cam. jects mentioned by the Author, and the

HMI. period at which he wrote. Any commuIn our number for March (p: 319) be gratefully received.

nications in furtherance of this design will we gave a short biography of Captain Thomas Coe. Since then his museum C. J. inquires for any information has been sold by public auction at Cam- to a family named De Vestrous ? bridge, and formed perhaps the largest

An antique seal was found, a few collection of Burman curiosities ever years ago, at Finningley, near Don. brought into this country. The idols caster, having thereon a lion rampant, were purchased at reasonable sums, but

(not on a shield) and this legend, S. the larger portion fetched high prices : all

NICOLAI DE VESTROVS. the Burman MSS. and inscriptions were J. T. remarks “ In your March numpurchased by J. 0. Halliwell, esq. of ber, p. 226, it is stated by • An old County Jesus College.

Magistrate that no Special Commission C.W.L. remarks that the following

has been issued in England since 1820. passage in the Psalms of David " So This, I beg to observe, is an error,that the sun shall not burn thee by day,

Special Commissions were issued in 1830 nor the moon by night,” which is not in.

for the trial of Rioters in the counties of telligible to the inhabitants of a colder Wilts, Berks, and Hants, which were beld climate, where the injurious effects of the at Salisbury, Reading, and Winchester ; in full moon are not so obvious, becomes plain

1832, for the trial of Rioters in Bristol when the curious facts which were no.

and Nottingham; and in 1833 for the ticed in our review of Martin's History trial of Prisoners at the Old Bailey, Lonof the West Indies are considered ; and to

don, who had been previously tried at them it may be added that the human

Hicks's Hall, but which was rendered neframe does not escape these skyey intlu- cessary by the celebrated mistake of the ences, the cause of which is not easily

Middlesex Magistrates." explained. It may however be observed, With reference to “names ending with that some years since a series of experi. -cock,” H. remarks, Luke Badecot was ments was carefully made, from which it Sheriff of London 1266. It is possible, appeared that if two thermometers were after all, that Badcock may be the corexposed to the beams of the moon, ruption of this surname, originating from slight cover interposed between one of not “a shocking bad hat,” but a shocking them and the moon, it indicated a bigher bad coat.

and a

THE

GENTLEMAN'S

MAGAZINE.

THE ART OF DEER-STALKING. BY WILLIAM SCROPE, Esq.

8vo. 1839. Murray.
“ Incipe veloces Catulos emittere pratis,

Incipe Cornipedes latos agitare per agros." may be called the motto of this singularly picturesque and delightful work; the production of the sportsman and scholar united, and written under the immediate protection of the same Deity of the Bow and the Lyre, to whom κιθαρίς τε φίλη και κάμπυλα τόξα.* Our only fear is least we should enter the awful precincts it describes with unworthy feet; and peruse, in the spiritless seclusion of the closet, a work which should be read and studied under the forest boughs, or on the mountain-side. We have heard of a well-known Professor of Geology who gives his lectures on horseback, and who is seen, at stated days, with his whole class in full trot from quarry to quarry, to the astonishment of the Oxfordshire peasants. In this way, Mr. Scrope's volume should be opened, where the scenery would be in harmony with the subject ; and the solitary evenings in the forest-lodge give a double zest to the bold adventures, the gallant pursuits, and the perilous escapes which it describes. What a stir would the appearance of this book have made some few years since in the halls of Abbotsford ! How soon would its most glowing pages have found their way into some Highland tale ; and its wild legends, its remote superstitions, its dark and lawless characters, its daring exploits, its noble and picturesque descriptions, its dramatic portraits, and its pleasant and quiet touches of humour have been the delight of the Northern Minstrel's.

joyous board. Even in his later days of his weakness, woe be to the knave

" Who took From his cold hand this mighty book." For ourselves we hope that, like Is. Walton's Venator,“ we are no scoffers, pray

let us speak it without offence, as to patient and simple men; but we think that the general readers of our Magazine, being most of them gentlemen arrived at a certain time of life,t and, like ourselves,

and

* Apollo was called Nópios, on which Spanheim has written one of his learned notes on Callimachus, p. 76, 77. Pindar calls Apollo Aggéa xào Náulov, v. Pyth. Od. ix. In Mr. Cary's spirited and truly poetical translation, thus,

“ A Jove and pure Apollo,

Of dear mortals the delight;
Hunter and herdman both;
And as a swain not loth

His simple flock to follow, &c." He may with a peculiar propriety be considered the patron deity of this treatise ; as it was his custom, on particular occasions, to assume the form of the “ stag." “ Fertur hic deus (Apollo) in varias formas ob amores fuisse mutatus ; in leonem,

in Cervum." V. Natalis Comes, lib. iv. c. 10.

+ We had lately a letter from a gentleman, signing himself “ a Subscriber to the Magazine from the Commencement !” This is assuredly our oldest friend ; for the Magazine commenced in 1731!!

urbis amatores, - wliose chief excursions into the country have been framed with a view of copying brasses, passing their judgment on pedigrees, and pronouncing on the ages of certain chapels and clerestories ; inay be a little alarmed at the startling and novel nature of the subject that is now to be presented to them ; nor are we ourselves, though not unacquainted with the severi religio loci of the Alpine solitudes :--though we have bebeld the eagle in bis native home, and heard the sbrill whistle of the chamois on his bills of snow,—yet we are not without fear, lest we should fail in doing justice to the very powerful impressions which this book has left upon us : but we will endeavour ;

“ Primitias dedimus quas noster agellus habebat,

Quales ex tenui rure venire solent." It is true that Mr. Scrope saves us from some difficulty, by entering, as a bold sportsman should, at once upon his subject. He does not, like his brother hunter of Tottenham Cross, commence his praise of his craft, by the observation—" that the earth is a solid, settled element,"--and, in addition, “ that it is universally beneficial to man and beast;

or, “ tbat in commendation of the earth we may say, that it puts limits to the proud and ti ng sea." These things he appears to have taken for undisputed tri .--known axioms, which have been allowed after due examination, and arried to account. Nor does he preface liis observations on the stag, by informing us that “it has cloven hoofs and chews the cud," and that "Moses permitted it to the Jews." He cannot quote the example of Dr. Nowell, Dean of St. Paul's, or Sir Henry Wotton, Provost of Eton, as proficients in deer-stalking, and “ directing a tenth part of their tiine to that honest sport ;" but in the absence of such authorities, be is enabled to bring forward the scarcely less illustrious names of Peter Frazer, and Thomas Jamieson, and Charlie Crerar, and Peter Maclaren, the Meleager of the North ; and he has formed from such materials, perhaps, the most engaging, attractive, and admirably executed work that was ever deroted to the description of the sports of the field. Even apart from its immediate subject, there is much to delight the lover of nature, in the glowing and picturesque descriptions of mountain scenery, which are given with all the brightness of the rising sun and early dew upon them. Take the following sketch :

“ Mounted on his horse, Tortoise (this with the falling dew-dror. Now and then is a nom de guerre), soon left the silent

å roe sprung up from the bracken in the castle, and away he went, wending his secret glare of the wood, and vanished in rugged course through the forest of pines, stantly with a bound among the gloom of some standing stately and dark in their the thicket, as the feet of the good galloverdure, others riven and blasted by the way clattered over the stones. To say storm, their bare branches lying across that the rider' recked not of the scene so the path, or driven crashing into the tor- fair' were to do him injustice. No sudden rent below, where the waters of the Ba. gleam of light shot vividly across the moor, navie come struggling through their rude --no cataract leaped and dashed down the barriers. The morn broke silvery and rocky chasm,-no wreath of mists rose bright on the mountain-top, just moving, sluggishly to the mountain-tops, with their withlove-refreshing breath, the light leaves trains flickering behind, the effect of which of the birch and mountain ash, which were did not excite his mind powerfully and scattered about, in Nature's careless haste, awaken it to the most pleasurable sensahanging in graceful forms, and glittering tions

• These are thy glorious works, Parent of Good!'' We also refer our readers to the description of the scenery of Glen Tilt (p. 172) which is still more strikingly and elaborately drawn. Those

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