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Letters from England generally reach the Duke of Portland ; and was inhaTrieste in 15 or 16 days.
bited, as many of your Readers and Though the above are our senti- some of your Correspondents (espements formed on the observations we cially your worthy Correspondent W. have made, yet many circumstances C. D. of Abbots Roding) can well vary, and render alterations necessary. recollect, by the Rev. John FounHowever, Travellers need not appre- taine, and after his decease by bis hend any particular difficulties ; for Widow; and was in their days a pubwe with particular pleasure declare, lic School. At this School some of that both Mr. Latouche and Mr. Ma- our Nobility and many of our Gennesty at Bussora, and Consul Abbott try were educated; and the character and his brother at Aleppo, did in the of the Family and of the School bemost obliging and friendly manner ing well established, it was frequently give us every possible assistance; and honoured by the visits of persons of it would be ivjustice to the other gen- high rank and most eminent genius, tlemen of the places we passed during the last century. Marybone through, not to mention their readi- Gardens was then a place of public, Dess to oblige us.
resort; but long before my time they Trieste Lazaretto, 20th Aug. 1782. bad fallen into decay, and building
upon them were constantly multiplied : Mr. URBAN,
Aug. 10. so that, at last, little more than the EREWITH I send you a front House, Gardens belonging to it, and
, ; . formerly a very celebrated Mansion, these were soon involved in the
genea but which was pulled dowo in 1791, raf havock. and the site thereof covered by The European Magazine, for July new streets and stables, pearly oppo. 1790, gives a tolerably correct View site the Church. Tradition has hand- of the back purt of ihis once : ed down to us that it was a Palace of House; but no account of it accom our Popish Queen Mary; and cer. panies the Plate. tainly the architecture of the build- In Mirfield, in the parish of Dewsing and those vestiges of former bury, co. York, is a house which apgrandeur connected with it-- its once
pears to me
one of the greatest beautiful gallery--its spacious hall curiosities in the Kingdoin. An old
. and the noble entrance both to the es Post and Pair house" of wood front and back part of the building, cased with stone iu different
but sufficiently corroborated the report. all niany centuries past: it is called This House belonged, for many years Castle Hall,” is now a public house, before it was pulled down, to his Grace and belongs to that antient family the
* The Drawing sent by our Correspondent is not sufficiently finished for the Engraver's use. A slight Front View of the School-house appears in a “ View, principally comprising Marybone House, gardens, park, and environs, as they probably stood in the time of Queen Elizabeth, when her Majesty entertained the Russian Ambassadors with hunting in the said Park; from an original drawing by Gasselin in 1700.” See Pennant's London, and Lysons's Middlesex. In this House a considerable school was kept many years by Mr. De la Place, and after by Mr. Fountaine; on whose secession the building was demolished in 1791. This Plate is “ dedicated to the Noblemen and Gentlemen educated at the said School, by their very humble Servant, John Thomas Sniith." Mr. Lysons, in his " Environs,". says, “ The manor-house, which during the time it was vested in the Crown, is said to have been used as one of the Palaces, was pulled down in 1791. By a drawing of Rooker's, in the possession of John White, esq. of Devonshire-place, it seems to have retained some traces of the architecture of Queen Elizabeth's time; but the greater part appears to have been rebuilt at a later period, perhaps by the Forsets ; and the South front was certainly added or renewed not more than a century ago. Devonshire Mews are built on the site of the Manor house. The manor, with all its appurtenances, was granted by James 1. in 1611, to Edward Forset, esq. for 8291. 35. 4d.; was sold in 1710 to the Duke of Newcastle for 17,5007. the rental then 9001. per annun ; and is now the property of his descendant, the Duke of Portland. Such has been the improvement of the property, from the great increase of the buildings, that it is now (1795) said to produce 12,0001, per a.be num in ground-rents only.”
verend George Ashby, B. D. F.S. A. for the “ long story" Mr. Hawkins President of St. John's College, Cam- has entertained the Readers with, who bridge, and rector of Barrow, co. cappot chuse but smile about
my Suffolk; a full account of whom is “thinking this,” or “saying that,” my given in Nichols's Literary Anecdotes promises; and what constitutes the of the Eighteenth Century, vol. I. p. best part of the joke is, I “ accepted 577; and also in your vol. LXXVIII. Mr. Hawkins's assistance to keep him
A TRAVELLER. out of mischief-keep the grave, the
sententious, the learned John Sidney Mr. URBAN,
July 10. Hawkins, esq. out of mischief! And I to
some amends for having drawn John Carter, that could, almost at first Mr. Hawkins into an opportunity of interview with such a personage as writing a letter, and of such“extreme the laté Sir John Hawkins; Kot. and length;" that is, by rendering my reply Chairman of the Quarter Sessions at altogether as concise.
Hicks's-ball, presume to advise with Whatever sketcbes I took from the him about his Son's morals! Yet he, Abbey church, Westiniuster, for
Mr. Hawkins (maugre his memory work of Antient Sculpture and Paint is fortunately uncommonly strong,”) ing, were independent of any sugges- immediately lets us know that his Fations from the Hawkins family. While ther “had on a former occasion acci. I was engaged in such selection, they dentally said, that it was a good thing applied for leave to present papers of when young men took to such parillustration in aid of my engravings; suits, as it kept them out of mischief." that is, as they referred to Westmin. However, Mr. Hawkins “ comforts" ster subjects: of course this was as- himself about a just vindication of sented to. On setting out with the himself against so foul and false a ca. publication, I intended but slight let- lumny." "Between friends, this part ter-preus accompaniments, as was the of the business, let it be understood case wit, Plaie I. and II. from hints how it may, had better have slept in set down by the late Richard Gough, peace with ten thousand other the esq. It proved otberwise when Mr. like reminiscences. Hawkins took the lead ; and, had no With regard to the “full,true, fair, mistakes happened between his father and coinplete account,” of all these and me, I had determined, when the migbty matters, I find by enumeratpartial number of articles from West- ing the names of those gentleinen minster bad been gone through with, who wrote for my work, and the to have declined the honour of bis number of pages each produced, the literary assistance ; for, in fact, the account stands thus: accounts furnished by him were so
Pages. ve: bose, so full of complicated mat- J. S. Hawkins, esq. 231, Sir John Fenn 5 ter, repetitions, and old wives' tales, Self
201 Dr. Oglander (wit oss bis present letter, portioned W. Seward, esq.
W. Bray, esq. in as it is into four readings, and I know
R. Gougb, esq. .
9 C.Brooke, esq. 2 not how much “ omitted”) running so
F. Douce, esq..
1S. Lysons, esq. 2 wide of the mark (my engravings),
Dr. Milner.. 431 that the expence
and letter- I concluded this work in 1794 ; and press printing farexceeded my original did not commerce my present intercalculation relative to the price to be course with Mr. Urban until 1798, paid by Subscribers. The Hawkins's (See volume LXVIII.). Two years wanted remuneration : other gentle- elapsed between the two occurrences, inen (see the difference of men's hu- therefore Mr. Hawkins has no cause mours !) absolutely contributed pecu- to call my veracity or sincerity into niary aid to encourage me in the un- question in this respect, although he dertaking: Allow me to name iu par- has presuwed so to do, p. 351. ticular Richard Gough, esq. Dr. Lort, Mr. Hawkins still arrogates to himC. Orci, esq. and W. Seward, esq.* As self the power of condemning Mr.
iake this oceasion to inform Mr. Moore's List of Monasteries, comHawkins that I am about to dispose of piled on his visits round the Kingdom, this Work; and if he, or any other per
with the authorities of Tanner, Keith, son, should be desirous to become pur
and bis friend Mr. Cayley. Why tlie chasers, I shall be ready to listen to
date of the foundation of Westmins candid and liberal proposals.
ster Abbey is set down in the above