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LIST OF EMBELLISHMENTS TO THE VOLUME.
Those marked thus * are Vignettes, printed with the letter-press.
Altar Window at St. Dunstan's in the West, London
Frontispiece. *View of the Mansion at Puncknowle, Dorset; with the Representation Page. of an ancient Head in panel
38 *Ancient Cross in Puncknowle Church-yard
39 Imperial Greek Coins hitherto unpublished-Antoninus ; Plautilla ; Lucius Verus ; Septimus Severus
129 Plan of the Close of Old Sarum; and of the Cathedral as restored by Hatcher
143 *Bird's eye view of the Ground-plan of Old Sarum Cathedral.
144 Ruins of St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster
252 Kingston Seymour Manor-House, Somerset
370 Sepulchral Inscription of Ilbert de Chaz, at Lacock Abbey, Wilts ... 377 View of the Chapter-House at Bocherville, Normandy
473 Specimens of Architectural Sculpture at Bocherville
474 *Representation of the Holy Hand of St. Patrick..
585 Ancient House at Ightham, Kent
. 587 *Seals and Autograph of Dr. Donne
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BY SYLVANUS URBAN, GENT.
Verses on the division of the Lawyer's Day.....
SORIER DE NORMENDIE.
We cannot afford to insert, at the ex- Henry VI. the field of which is on one pense of more important matter, the reply' side divided by cross bars into four quarof LANCASTRIENSIs to the strictures of ters, each of which contains a dolphin M. D. on Baines's History of Lancashire. embowed, and in the centre is this shield of We have read over his letter attentively ; arms :-a bend, and on a canton a mullet; and do not find that he is able to deny the legend + JEHAN STANLAWE ESCVIER ; inaccuracies pointed out by M.D., stating on the reverse, two shields of the arms of only that this censure is trifling, that un
France and of France and England quarfair; some passages are not fully quoted, terly, each under a crown, legend + TREand the deficiencies of others will be sup
The similarity plied in other parts of the work. The of the above coat of the bend, canton, only two points he notices of the least and mullet to others belonging to the public value, are, that “ Bredmed ” names of Stanlow and Stanley, shows that (Brightmet) occurs as a place of moor- the connection of the name of Strangeland in the Survey of the manor of Man- ways with this medal has arisen entirely chester, 16 Edw. II. (MS. Harl. 2085) from a misreading or misapprehension. and that the MSS. of Mr. D. Rasbotham R. H. begs to ask if any of the readers furnish the authority for Mr. Baines's of your Magazine can inform him whether statement that the dissenters assembled there are in existence descendants of its at Winter Hill. We are desired by M.D., original publisher, Mr. Cave, or in whose himself to make these corrections to his possession the papers of that worthy man letter. The sentence in p. 595 about and zealous friend of literature now are. Farnworth church should be withdrawn. He will feel exceedingly obliged for any In p. 599, a. 16, for Dr. Whitaker read information on this subject sent to him at Mr. Whitaker; and in line 41, after the the office of the Gentleman's Magazine. 28th read Sept. In p. 595, b. 10, for He wishes further to inquire of those who p. 66 read p. 46; b. 16, for p. 40 read possess information concerning the worp. 46; and b. 22, for p. 54. read p. 45. thies of this city in the last age, whether In p. 598, a. 16 from bottom, for p. 29 they can afford him any particulars conread
cerning that ingenious and remarkable The Ode to Greece, and the poetry sent man Lewis Paul, the patentee of spinning by H. and M. B. S. are declined.
by rollers in 1738 and 1758, and of the We do not recollect the communication carding cylinder in 1748, in addition to of the CHURCHMAN who has fined us with that given in Mr. Edward Baines's “Hisa heavy postage.
tory of the Cotton Manufacture" lately The articles on Archery by F. O. and published. Paul appears, from the entry X. Y. in the course of the season.
of his patents, to have lived at BirmingFederARIUS inquires if any collector ham in 1738 and 1748, and at Kensingof Literary Prospectuses can inform him ton Gravel Pits in 1758; and he calls of a Prospectus of Rymer's Federa. himself “gentleman.” He was a most The first volume of that work came out ingenious and enterprising man, but, like in 1704, but an ample announcement of it the greater number of inventors, he de. appears at the end of the preface of the rived little benefit from his inventions. Mantissa Codicis Juris Gentium Diplo- Any particulars of his life, where he died, matici, published by G. G. Leibnitz in and whether he left descendants or papers, 1693, which leads to the supposition that would be exceedingly acceptable, and a Prospectus was printed and circulated would help to clear up a disputed point of abroad long before any part of the Fædera much interest in the history of mechani. was published. To that author's notice cal science and the useful arts. of the intended work is added a descrip- . ANTIQUARIUS inquires for any
notices tive title, which is prolix and very curious, relating to the pedigrees of Burton of and' is said to be larger than what had Ingerthorpe, Ward of Newby, and Pigot been before made known to the world ; of Clotherholme, all in the immediate qualis autoris missu ad nos pervenit.· Any neighbourhood of Ripon; they were, he new particulars respecting Rymer will be believes, all extinct or removed before the very acceptable.
first Visitation of Yorkshire was taken. J. S. is informed that the medal which W. H. inquires who was the Judge or Pinkerton attributed to " Jehan Strange. Serjeant-at-Law who adopted the motto, wayes, Escuier," appears from the Me. “ VIM TEMPERATAM" on his ring, about dallic History of England, 4to, 1802, the year 1779 or 80. Was it Thurlow, pl. III. to be the same with a silver coun. Wedderburne, or Jack Lee? ter struck in Normandy in the reign of