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MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.

The views of the Churches of North the writer (p. 277) says that he was “eduMarston, Bucks, and Staveley, Derby cated at Christ's College, Cambridge, shire, are in the hands of the Engraver. where he took the degree of LL.B. in

JUVENIS is informed, that the Compen. 1772.” W.C. D. then says, “ When I was dium of County History is unavoidably an under-graduate at Oxford, Dr. Haweis postponed, on account of the lamented in was a member of Magdalen Hall. He was disposition of the Compiler.

at that time ad evangelical preacher in one We are sorry that our Birmingham Cor. of the parish churches, where, though I respondent, " A Dissenter,” should have am not one of the elect, curiosity led me. given himself the trouble of sending what And I am sorry to recollect that his he could not reasonably expect to see Evening Lectures too often gave occa. printed.

sion--not to Christian love. As far as S. R. in reply to the inquiry of “Sca I remember bis copnexion with Mr. Ma. NIA” (in vol. LXXXIX. p. 104) respecting dan, I cannot think he ever became a the situation of Knudstorp, where Tycho member of any other University than that Brahe was born, states, “ It has always which perhaps can feel no honour in claim. been allowed that Brahe was of Danish ing him.” birth, although his parents were originally PAUSANIAS remarks that “he visited the from Sweden; and I find on an excellent remains of Newenham Priory, pear BedGerman map lately published at Berlin, a ford, the beginning of last August. The town called Knudstrup, io Jutland, a litile walls of this extensive, and once cele. to the South of Wiborg, wbich very pro brated, building now only remain, enbably was Brahe's birth-place, particu- closing a space of about 80 acres of fine larly as a friend of mine has in vain looked meadow land, on the banks of the Ouse, on Hermeliu's map for Koudstorp near in the parish of Goldington. This Priory Kelsingborg. Not any such town, I can was founded in the reign of King Henry I. assure SCANIA, exists on the island of The walls are, for the most part, in good Huen, haviog myself visited it in 1816.” preservation, composed of stone, but re

M. H. authoress of “ Affection's Gift,” paired in some parts with brick.” &c. wishes to learn why “ OMICRON The popular Ballad of Lillebullero (in(p. 228) ascribes the beautiful stanzas, quired after by a CORRESPONDENT) may entitled • To-morrow,' to Miss Blannil, as be found in Percy's Reliques, II. p. 367, they are decidedly mentioned as being and the Music in the 18th edition of the written by Miss Parker in Dr. Styles's Dancing Master, vol. I. p. 116. brief Memoir of her excellent brother, LITERATI BRISTOLIENSES respectfully who was the intimate and beloved friend submit the following suggestion to Ro. of his biographer; and of course the au. BERT Souther, Esq. : “ The literary world thority appears unquestionable."

has been so much gratified by what has G. H. W. observes, “ The barony of already been given us by your pen from Nelson of Hilborough, was granted in re the Spanish, that we are induced to submainder to the male issue of Viscount mit to your consideration the works of Nelson's sisters, but not to themselves. • Dou Quevedo de Villegas,' as being both Is Beatson correct in stating the Nelson well deserving and much in need of a new Earldom to be in remainder to the sis. translation into English. A communicaters?" He also informs us, in answer tion of your sentiments on this subject, a remark (p. 36, b. 25), "That Countess through the medium of the Gentleman's Talbot's mother was not the Hon.' Miss Magazine, or any other channel which Dution ; she was sister to a Peer, not may be agreeable to yourself, will confer daughter; and consequently not the Hon." an obligation upon many lovers of wit and

Mr.J.STOCKDALE Hardy, in answer to the humour, who have been condemned to question proposed by a Correspondent, in view the merits of the above Satirist thro' p. 194, says, that “ according to some re. the mist of very bad translations." cent decisions of the Court of King's A CONSTANT Reader would be glad to Bench, it is absolutely necessary that learn " whether a widow of an incumbent there should be two Churchwardens in all has any right by law to remain in the parparishes, where a common law custom sonage house a day after the death of her cannot be established to elect only one. husband ? If no right, whether she can The Courts of Quarter Sessions are in the claim time for the removal of her goods ?” habit of receiving evidence as to this cus J. B. asks, “ Where Lawrence Sheriff tom, and of annulling indentures, certifi. lived in London, where he died, and where cates, &c.where it cannot be established, and he was buried ?” where only one church warden is returned." P. wishes to be referred to any Work

W. C. D. remarks, that there is an wherein the marriages and descendants of error in the Obituary of Dr. Haweis, where Sir William Talbot are to be found.

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,

For APRIL, 1820.

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE.

FAME

AMICUS.

Mr. URBAN,

your inestimable Repository. It may TAME in noble minds is an incite. not be irrelevant to add, that when

ment to great and generous ac the native subjects of Bengal heard of tions. “ It is,' our immortal Millon Mr. Hastings's impeachment, and the says, a plant which does not grow nature of the accusations brought in mortal soil ;" and whilst it elevates against him, they all, with one conthe thoughts to deeds of high renowo, seot, from the highest to the lowest, it looks for their reward io the ap- in every province of the kingdom, probation of the just and good, and sent addresses and testimonials, de. in the praise of future ages, where it siring they might be transmitted to hopes to live to their remotest pe- England, expressiog their sense of his riod. This was a sentiment, and a wise and equitable administration of wish which prevailed in as noble a his government, and of the peace, mind as ever man possessed, and of security, and happiness they enjoyed whom I gave a faint sketch in a me. under it. These testimonials were moir of the late Right Hon. Warren presented to the House of Lords, and Hastings, in your invaluable Maga- duplicate originals are now lodged in zine of September, 1818.

the Library of the East India House. A wish to transmit to posterity With profound veneration, esteem, some further and more particular and respect, for the memory of Mr. proofs of the merits of that great and Hastings, and with every good wish good man, induces me to send you for your prosperity, Mr. Urbau, I beg herewith, and to request the addi- leave to subscribe nag self, tional favour of you to admit them into your excellent Publication, the Address from the British Inhabitants Addresses of the Civil lohabitants of

of Calculla. Calcutta, and of the Military Officers of the Bengal Establishment, when

" To The Hon. WARREN HASTINGS, Esq.

GOVERNOR GENERAL. Mr. Hastings left that country, which he had governed so many years with

“ Honourable Sir, honour to bimself, and with the

“ We the British inhabitants of Cal. grealest advantage to the East India cutta, impressed with real concern at your Company and to the Nation at large. departure from India, entreat your ac. These addresses were delivered to the ceptance of this public tribute in testiHouse of Lords on his impeachment, whole tenor of your long administration,

mony of our general satisfaction with the and are a complete vindication of his and our lasting sense of your many pacharacter from the aspersions which triotic exertions. had been cast upon it;-but as these “For a series of years we have unindocuments are little known; and there terruptedly enjoyed under your governseems to be a peculiar fitness in give ment the blessings of private comfort and ing them a more extensive circula- public tranquillity; and no one can recoltion at this particular time, when the lect a period wherein impartial justice, India Company have just voted a

political wisdom, and a liberal attention Statue to be erected to his memory,

to the rights of individuals, were more in the lodia House ; and the inhà eminently conspicuous. bitants of Calcutta (at the same time)

“ We have seen you in many of the bave likewise voted one to be erected life can be exposed. In none of these

most critical siiuations to which political in that settlement, I venture, Mr. have we perceived you to deviate from Urbao, to solicit the favour of your the dignity of your station, the integrity reception of these testimonials into of your character, or the vigour of your

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Addresses to Warren Hastings, Esq. (April, public conduct. In every vicissitude you with the signature of near three hundred have been collected and provident; and of the principal persons of the settlement, whilst you have proved yourself invul. to which large additions have been since nerable to insurrection, you have equally made, and are still making. displayed yourself superior to calumny. “ But it was judged, that an Address

“ The grand outlines of the connexion from the Officers of the Army, in their by which this country is united to Great collective capacity, after you had left the Britain, have been, under your auspices, settlement, would more fully demonstrate precisely ascertained, and its continuance to yourself, and to all the world, how very decisively secured. The unwieldy system dear you were to them as soldiers, and af. of the double government has been re ford them an opportunity of recording the duced to order and simplicity, the admi causes of their esteem, by a recital of the nistration of civil and criminal justice, in events which produced it. stead of a burthen on individuals or an

“ We all know, Sir, either by having engine of corruption, has, under your pru. seen it, or by having heard it from those dent reformation, become a blessing to ten

who were on the spot, that you have been millions of people. Arts have been uni

very near thirteen years at the head of formly patronized; the channels of com.

this settlement; that you came to the munication between ourselves and the na.

Chair as Governor immediately after the tives have, by your liberal encouragement, most dreadful calamity that ever befel a been opened ; and our seitlement has in. people, and found the country much decreased to a degree of magnitude and populated, the Treasury empty, and a splendour which evinces the wisdom of

most enormous debt contracted ; that the your measures, and the mildness of your plaus which you so judiciously laid when Goveroment.

Governor, were afterwards carried into “ Whilst the rest of India looked up 10 execution by the Governor General and you for preservation from the distractions

Supreme Council, of which you have of war, and the desolations of famine, we

hitherto been the head, and effecied a dishave enjoyed an uninterrupted plenty and

charge of the debt, filled the Treasury security,-blessings which, whilst we con

with cash, and restored life and vigour 10 tinue to possess them, we shall never cease

the country ; that during that period the to remember were procured for us by Government was convulsed by jarring inyour spirited measures, which have raised

terests and unusual opposition; but, neupon a most solid basis the superstructure vertheless, you maintained your post with of public happiness.

dignity to the State, with honour to your si May that happiness and every other self, and confusion to the enemies of your be secured to you during the remaining country; that the natives, taking advanperiod of your life, which can arise from tage of what they supposed a divided Go. the possession of unsullied virtue, and the

veroinent, entered into a confederacy to consciousness of unremitted labours for destroy the influence of the English in the good of society; and may you be India, and to set up that of the French, blessed on your return with the brightest who secretly promoted the union, and afreward a patriot mind can court, the ap terwards joined in league with them ; that plause of your Sovereign, and the gratis all these efforts were baffled, and India tude of a country to which you have

preserved to us by your firmness and the proved yourself so illustrious an orna.

vigour of your Government, from which ment.-We bave the honour to be, Sir, an expedition, planned by yourself, was your most obedient humble servants.

sent forth, and an army under General (Signed by all the Inhab:tapts of Calcutta.) Goddard, traversed regions unknown, from “(Dated) Calcutta, Feb. 1, 1785."

the East to the West of lodia, in spite of

the disasters which befel those who were to Address from the Army on the Ben co-operate, reached the coasts of Surat,

gal Establishment to Mr. Hastings, and conquered provinces from the powers transmitted to him in England soon at war with our pation. after his departure from Calcutta. " It is also well known, that in the " To WARREN HASTINGS, Esq. midst of this scene of trouble, the French,

and Spaniards, and afterwards the Dutch, “ We whose names are hereunto sub. joined to attack us, and were aided by the scribed, officers of the Bengal Army, with late Hyder-Ally, who, before the Dutch profound respect, and most perfect es war, invaded the Carnatic, defeated the teem, take the liberty of addressing you English in battle, and reduced to his obe. on your departure from amongst us. dience the whole of that country, except

Many of us, as citizens, have already Madras and Villore, and some few paltry signed the general Address, which was forts in the neighbourhood of the Presi. projected, prepared, apd signed, in the dency: that when all men considered the short space of ihirty hours, and presented

state of the Carnatic to be desperate, you to you on the morning of your departure, rose to rescue them from impending ruin ;

and

“ Sir,

1820.) Faculty Pews.-Tour in France, in 1818. 293 and though Bengal was threatened with habitant; otherwise if he and his invasions, you, nobly resolving to meet heirs go away, and dwell in another the enemy at a distance, sent out two de.

parish, they shall yet retain their tachments, which gave strength and vigour seat, which is unreasonable.-- Gibto the arıny under Sir Eyre Coote, thereby saved the British possessions in that part Church, vol. I. p. 330, vol. IV. p. 503.

son, 197; Burn's Eccles. Law, art. of India, and reduced the enemy to-conclude an honourable peace without the

A Faculty, in reference to his seloss of territory; and lastly, that the as

cond question, I take to be necesmies serving were paid, fed, clothed, and sarily entered in the Bishop's Court, armed, by the exertions and resources of as any other legal document. your Government.

A seat, therefore, appears to be Thus, Sir, under your administration, granted to the house and not to the have the united efforts of our pumerous person*; and should the inhabitant of and powerful enemies been frustrated ; The house be either“ an elderly and India, by the conquests there made maiden lady with an only niece," or from the European powers, has afforded

a father of a family with 20 children, the means of redeeming what the nation lost to them in every other part of the

as long as they remain such inhabit. globe.

ants, and no longer, they are entitled " We therefore entreat you to accept

to such grant, to the exclusion of this just and grateful tribute of our praises, every other person whatsoever. and our warmest thanks, for having open The new pewing of churches would ed the paths which led to glory, and af. doubtless afford, in many instances, forded to the Bengal army the means of the most essential accommodation in acquiring honour, and of being service- populous parishes ; but where funds able to the State at large.

sufficient for the purpose are at • Permit us now, Sir, to express our hand, the existing laws at present are feelings on your departure. Time, and

fully sufficient for the desirable ends the contemplation of your illustrious actions, created an esteem which is deeply if I may be allowed to offer an opi

of • Mentor's" suggestions and are, rooted in our hearts; and our sorrow at losing the man whom we considered as the

nion, far superior to any new Act of father of the settlement, is, as it ought to

Parliament that might be made, be, great and poignant; we must, there. throwing, though in an excellent foie, seek for consolation in our hopes that cause, a very severe responsibility you are going to receive those honours upon the shoulders of the incumbent, and rewards which are due to superior which be alone, in most instances, merit ; and with united voice we pray would be uo willing to encounter, un. that such may be the event.

assisted by his legal and active coadSigned by 4 Colonels, 15 Lieut.-Cois. jutors, the two Churchwardens. T.F. 25 Majors, 71 Captains, 324 Lieuts. 47 Ensigns, 71 Lieut. Fire Workers,

LETTERS FROM THE CONTINENT. Surgeons, &c."

(Continued from p. 27.) Mr. URBAN, Dallington, April 10.

LETTER III. TOUR Correspondent “ Meitor,”

Amiens, August 5, 1813.

Y some gentleman belonging

tailed progress as far as clesiastical Court, to questions respect. Aire. From thence we proceeded by ing a Faculty Pew in a parish church. Lillers to Bethuve. Near Lillers we I do not belong to the Ecclesiastical passed, on the left, two large ConCourt, but I believe the following vents, wbich are both ruined. Neextract from “ Burd's Ecclesiastical thune is a fortified town, and has a Law” will answer his first question, spacious market-place. This town which is this:

and Aire have each probably about “ Dues a Faculty Pew in a parish

* Another Correspondent (A) answers church go with the person (to whom it was granted and his heirs), or does the same

this enquiry to the same purport. He adds, go with the dwelling house, wherever the

"I quite agree with Mentor, that if the

Vestries would properly allot the unapprcperson resided, at the time such faculty

priated Pews, they need not put the pa. was granted ?"

rishes to expense to build or enlarge A seat may pot be granted by the churches : there is a case in point at this Ordinary to a person and his heirs

moment with respect to the Abbey Church absolutely. For the seat doth not of St. Alban, and I have no doubt that the belong to the person, but to the in. same is the case in other churches."

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Tour in France, in 1818.

[April, 5000 inhabitants. The tinkle tonkle guage, and to become acquainted with chimes of the town-clock were very them; and unbounded in their civility melodious. Here we wept to vespers. to English ladies. The landlord, a The organ was not used, but the heavy gross fellow, came to the table chanting was accompanied by the d'hôie without his coat, and with his braying of a huge serpent. Our Inn arms bare; and drank wine with a was the Golden Lion. The legal Frenchman. The waiter who stood charge of a postillion is 15 sous per bebind, always partook with them. post; but they always expect double. August 3.-Our Ion is situated in i had paid the postillion for a post the Grand Place or market place, a and a balf, and instead of 224 sous, spacious and handsome square. I which, be would have been entitled rose early and went to the Cathedral, to, or 45, which is double, I gave which is a modern building and conbim 2£ francs or 50 sous. He began tains nothing remarkable. to grumble. My companion said to Gothic parish church, there was a bim, “Why are you not content ?” potice affixed that the Sacrament He said, “I am content, but the Eng would be exposed (exposée) the three Jish always pay 10 sous per post.": following days, from six in the mord“What reason can you give for de ing till vespers, and a 40 days iodul. manding more of the English than of gence would be granted to those who other people !""O, I make no de- should resort thither, aod adore it mand. - Thank you, and wish you half an hour. Prayers were desired • bon voyage'.' On the road between for a Canon of Cainbrai, who died on Bethune and Douay, in an open coun. the 30th July, and the notice con. try, there was erected on the road cluded, Un “de Profundis,” s'il vous side a pillar recording that on that plâit. There is a very pleasant walk spot on the 20th April, 1815, a young on the ramparts round the town.' man was killed by lightning. In pass. This morning at breakfast at the jog through a village, we saw a dozen table d'hôte we had several Frenchyoung women dancing in a riog, and Io the Ion-yard, the waiter singing. White gowns and finery grilled veal cutlets on a pan of coals, have not here made their way into which were afterwards brought to the country, and these young women table, and eaten by the Frenchmen were so homely and prudently ha with claret for breakfast. At nine bited, that if a committee of our we went to mass at the Cathedral. gravest matroos bad had the ordering The Altar was superbly ornamented of their apparel, it could not have and gurrounded with laurel trees; been more suitable. I should also four large arms with extended hands add that they had no male partners ; were placed on the Altar. The Priests' the young men were amusing them- gowns were very splendid, and whenselves with playing at ball, and the ever they bad occasion to sit down, young women were dancing, from their boods were lifted up by singing what the French call gaieté de ceur. boys, that they might not be sat upoo. Our Inn at Douay, the Hotel de Ver. The Priests (about 20 in number) sailles, was a dirty one, though the chanted the mass in canto fermo. beds (as usual) were clean. At the The organ, which stands at the West table d'hôte at supper, we were join. end of the pave, accompanied. This ed by an Englishman who frequently is, I think, the most powerful and visits this country. He travels with complete orgao I ever heard, and it bis own horse and gig, which be finds was excellently played. The effect a cheap plan ; as the charges for coro was very striking. The music and and hay are moderate. He says, it is the stops were perpetually changing, necessary ibat a traveller with a horse from the lightest opera style to the should in general be his own groom;

most slow and pathetic passages. In as an English borse will otherwise the belfrey tower (which in this and suffer for the want of English atten most towns is either a part of the tion. Last year he brought his wife Maison de Ville, or else a distinct and daughter; his youngest daughter building), there were two immense who speaks French well, acted as in. belle, each of which in succession terpreter. He says the French are strikes the hour; and they repeat it extremely flattered by an Eoglish- at the balf bour. The road from map's attempts to acquire their lan. Douay lo Cambrai is in general flat,

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