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(April would be correspondent with the other “ The errors here pointed out are presalt-work reserved for Earl Edwin's other sumed not to be matter of mere curiosity: manor at Acton *; and the third penny of the proof of antient demesne rests with the hundred would be appropriately due Domesday; it is also appealed to in the to a manor held by Earl Edwin before the courts, (among other things) in proring the Conquest, and constituting one of the contiguity of mills, and in setting up prefree burgs of the earldom after it.

scriptions in non decimando S. The accu. “On referring to the original survey, racy of the original surveyors is not here these conjectures (founded on the copy questioned, but it is presumed to be printed by parliamentary authority) were proved that descriptions have been sefully confirmed ; and an additional cir- vered from the parts to which they refer, cumstance was observable, which greatly by ioattention or the want of local know. corroborated them. The two lines describ. ledge in the transcribers of those surveys ; ing Alretune were inserted below the re. and how is this to be rectified.

Can a gular line, at the foot of the column, having judge be supposed to possess local knowbeen apparently omitted by the transcriber ledge, or could antiquarian conjecture, in the first instance, and afterwards added however accurate, be produced as legal without a consciousness that he was trans evidence ? Could it shake, if necessary, ferring to Goderic's petty estate the pric the antiquity of a 'molinum hiemale' at vileges of the great lordship of Frodsham, Alretune, or transfer it to its proper place the description of which became divided by at Frodsham? If it could not, it is prethis interpolation.

sumed that no more reliance can be placed “ An error generally extends itself be on Domesday than on' any other work of yond the first subject of it. After Alre. patiept labour and judgment, and that it tune, and before the notice of another must descend from the rank it holds in hundred (Dudestane) come descriptions the Courts of Law, to a subordinate but of the vills of Alredelie, Done (supposed high situation, to be considered the royal Utkinton), and Edesberie. Mr. Squire, foundation-stone of English Topography." in the very accurate copy of Domesday, Part vii. p. 391. given in Leycester's Antiquities, states

(To be continued.) the first to be described in Bochelau, and the hundred of the two next to be omitted.

70. Observations on the State of Ireland, Tbis, however, was his conjecture, and was what ought to have been, but was not

principally directed to its Agriculture and the fact. The general title of Roelau hun

Population ; in a Series of Letters, writ. dred must be supposed cootinued, ac

ten on a Tour through that Country. By cording to the official mode of reading

J.C. Curwen, Esq. M. P. 8vo. 2 vols.

Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. Domesday f, and the marginal note of Bochelau to relate to Alretune only; and UPWARDS of forty years since, in this case, Aldredelie I will be severed the indefatigable Secretary of the from the adjacent towns in Old Bochelau

Board of Agriculture (Mr. A. Young), Hundred, and transported to the other published his celebrated

• Tour' side of the county into Roelau, or Edis.

ibrough Ireland; in which he did bury Hundred. If we invert this, and make the marginal notice of Bochelau apply of the state of agriculture and of the

not present the most delightful view to all that follows, until another Hundred is mentioned, similar violence must be peasantry, though many pleasing ex. offered in the removal of Utkinton and ceptions occurred, of enlightened culEdesbury from the hundred of Roelau into tivators, who diffused plenty, happi. Bochelau.

Dess, and a spirit of industry around

Pp. 822.

sa

Ellis observes, p. xxxvi.) in the Domesday description of Worcestershire, Herefordsbire, Cheshire, and Shropshire."

* “ See Acton, in Nantwich Hundred. The Domesday description of Acton, states it to have in Wich, unam domum quietam ad salem faciendam ;' and the description of Nantwich says, ibat Earl Edwin had there uvam salinam propriam quæ adjacebat suo manerio de Acatone. De hac salina per totum annum babebat comes lem sufficientem suæ domini.' Earl Edwin is noticed as having other salt-works, one of which was of course the salt-work above alluded to, but it is not recapitulated, in the account of the wiches by name."

+ “ Information of J. W. Clarke, est. in whose custody the record is deposited at the Chapter-house, Westminster,”

"Joelson and Warford, now in Macclesfield Hundred, as well as Alderley, were surveyed in Domesday under Bochelau, as a portion of Aldredelie here mentioned was intended to be. The other part of Alderley, held by the Barop of Halion, was in the adjoining part of Hanestop Hundred." “Ellis's Introduction, p. 05."

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333 them. so the long interval which proprietors on their estates. These has elapsed, much important infor. various topics are discussed with much mation has at different times been temper and moderation; and many communicated to the publick respect- pleasing instances are introduced of ing the Sister-Island: but an account resident land-proprietors, whose ex: of its actual state, by a candid and amples and encouragement of indusintelligent agriculturist has hitherto try have in a great degree improved heen a desideratuin. This deficiency the condition of their peasantry. We is now supplied by Mr. Curwen, to extract, with much pleasure, the folwhom (though we differ toto cælo lowing brief account of the Bishop of from him in many of his political Meath. views,) we are happy on the present “ The attention paid to the comforts occasion to award our approbation, of the lower orders surrounding the paand our thanks for the mass of in lace does great credit to the feelings and teresting statistical information which humanity of his Lordship. Greatly is the he has here collected.

possessor of wealth to be pitied whose Mr. Curwen’s Tour was performed pursuits are exclusively directed to the in the Autumn of 1813. Having tra

search after gratifications of a sensual de.

To confer and promote the versed part of Scotland, he embårked scription. at Port-Patrick and landed at Don

happiness of others, is to a benevolent

mind the most enviable prerogative of haghadee, whence he proceeded riches. The warmth which emanates from through the principal agricultural

the sun gives an animation to all created districts of Ireland.

beings, which every eye luxuriaies ! As indicated in the title-pages of Gratitude for kindness received conveys his volumes, Mr. C. directed his at to the heart of him who bestows a subtention chiefly to the state of agri- stantial self gratulation which the sensuculture, and of the lower classes. The alist has no power to conceive or means to result of his investigations is by no

procure!! means agreeable; poverty and wretch “ The practice of this house is highly edness, filth and ignorance, are the becoming the sacred office executed ungeneral characteristics of the Irish der its roof. Prayers are read by his cottiers or cabin-holders; for which

Lordship morning and evening so entirely our Author assigns the following regard to what is fit and right to be done;

without affectation, and wiih so proper a causes, in different parts of his work,

that the service caonot be attended with. viz. Inadequate active employment

out inspiring an earnest desire that the for the male population ; the great

custom prevailed in every family. The demand and consequent compelition time occupied is not of such duration as for small farms, which necessarily en to interfere either with the pleasure or hance the price of land ; improvident business of the heads of the house, or the and eurly marriages ; the oppressive duty of their dependants and servants.” manner in which tithes are collected

This eminent prelate of the Irish (from which, however, Mr. C. bo.

Church does not confige his attennourably acquits the Clergy); the pre

tion exclusively to the comforts of valence of illicit distillation; and the his dependants: his efforts have also great number of absentee land-owners,

been directed beneficially to revive who spend in other countries the rents which their tenants can with difficulty tablished Church in his Diocese.

and promote the interests of the Espay. These statements are substan.

“ The disorders which had so long pretiated by numerous heart-reoding

vailed in the Established Church had facts, which we will not pain our

been a source of regret to its friends ;Readers by relating. The remedies he

the obstacles to a correction of them, suggests, are, the furnishing of suila

many and powerful. Notwithstanding the able occupation for the large mass odium and unpopularity attending the al. of persons at present unemployed tempt, the Bishop of Meath has, in his (amounting nearly to five-sixths of diocese, dove much towards a reform. the entire population), by the judi. Above thirty churches and parsonage cious introduction of cotton and houses have been built and repaired. The woollen manufactures, in addition to

strict regularity with which residence has the staple mapufacture of Ireland,

been enforced, has obtained bis Lordship a better mode of letting lands, a ge.

the approbation of every candid indivi.

dual." neral commutation of tithes, and above all, the residence of absentee In the course of his tour, Mr. Cur..

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(April, wen passed through most of the prin- the Monastery must have been on the cipal towns and cities of Ireland; bis stocks of Mr. Ballantyne, at the time accounts of Dublio and Cork, as well of the publishing of Ivanhoe. This as of his visit to the Lakes of Killar- latter production, for which an unney, are very interesting, but do not precedented demand has been made, admit of abridgment: and they would and which, at this present time, has suffer by partial extracts. Generally hardly reached the remote corners speaking, the state of Agriculture is of the empire, is so full of theatrical but indifferent, though some grati. episode, that both the patentee thefying exceptions occur, in the estates atres, as well as some of the minor of the public-spirited resident land ones, are contending to pick up the proprietors above alluded to. Fil best tale, and turo it to the best ihiness, exorbitant charges, want of advantage. This eagerness of the order and comfort, and execrable theatrical caterers may answer their wines, are stated to be the charac. views, but shows a dearth of historical teristics of most of the inos in Ire. subjects for tragedy, and comic auland. Education is described as be thors capable to find in our preing at a low ebb; though the people sent manners sufficient opportunities were in many places desirous of pro of handling the whip of satire: curing instruction for their children. and from thence the prevailing bad

Mendicity prevails to an enormous taste of encouraging none but monextent, and the beggars are not more grel dramas founded upon old balremarkable for their importunity lads, or antisocial and barbarous magthan for the ingenuity with which bers of former centuries. This, how. they urge their requests, we had al ever, is no disparagement to Ivanhoe most said demands, for charits. While as a novel or romance; on the conMr. Curwen was at Derry he noticed, trary, it shows that the author koows what he considers as a singular cus so well the road to the heart, that, tom, but what the writer of this ar if we dare make use of the simile, not ticle has seen in other towns, in the unlike our most renowned pastrySoutb of Ireland. A number of beg. cook near the Royal Exchange, he gars was permitted to take their sta seasons bis mince.pies so well, that, tions by turos in the vestibule or as they come out of the oven, they lobby of the principal inn, for a cer are eagerly bought, and greedily detain time. Two or three changes of voured. Such has been the destiny these wretched objects took place of nearly thirty volumes, which, in while Mr. C. stopped. From some the short space of little more than cause, however, which he could not six years, have come from the wonascertain, he observed but few beg- derfully-prolific pen of the Author of gars at Dublin.

Waverley. Many curious facts relative to the The Monastery is preceded by an Natural History of Ireland, and to introductory letter to a Captain Clutthe character and manners of its in- terbuck, which, with the answer, habitants, are interspersed through forms almost a third part of the first these volumes, which we have not volume. From the latter we are in. room to specify. While they con formed, that these most interesting tain much that will gratify the gene- and delightful novels are not due to ral reader, they present much to en. the happy combinations of fortuitous gage the most serious attention of circumstances : the Irish members of the Parliament “No, Captain, the funds from which of the United Kingdom ; under wbose I have drawn my power of amusing the consideration the affairs of Ireland publick, have been bought otherwise than will probably come, in the ensuing by fortuitous adventure. I have buried Session.

myself in libraries, to extract from the nonsense of antient days, new nonsense

of my own. I have turned over volumes, 71. The Monastery: a Romance. By which, from the poi-hooks I was obliged

the Author of Waverley. 3 vols. 12mo. to decipher, might have been the caba." Longman and Co.

listic manuscripts of Cornelius Agrippa, THE amazing fertility of the pen although I never saw the door open and of the Autbor of Waverley is once

the devil come in'*. But all the domes. more brought to our astonishment, * “ See Southey's Ballad on the young and with such quick succession, that mau who read in a Conjuror's Book,"

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335 tic inhabitants of the libraries were dis in a May-game than that of courtly gal. turbed by the vehemence of my studies ; lants in a galliad, so I hold it ineffably From my research the boldest spider fled,

and unutterably improbable, that those And moths, retreating, trembled as I

who may succeed us in that garden of wit read."

and courtesy shall alter or amend it. Ve.

nus delighteth but in the language of We most cordially give our assert Mercury; Bucephalus will stoop to to this declaration, being aware that none but Alexander; no one can sound none but one deeply read in the Apollo's pipe but Orpheus." early records of former centuries, “ Pretty and quaint, fairest lady," could introduce, amongst the seducing answered the Euphuist. “ Ah that I images of fiction, such store of learn had with me my Anatomy of Wit, that all. ing and erudition.

to-be unparalleled volume-ihat quintesWe do not intend to give a sketch

sence of human wit-that treasury of of the fable or drama which consti. quaint invention--that exquisitely-plea

sant-to-read, and inevitably-necessary-totutes the principal incidents of the Mo

be.remembered manual of all that is Dastery : ist, because our Journal worthy to be known—which indoctrines embraces too many topics to allow us the rude in civility, the dull in intellecturoom enough to do justice to the ality, the heavy in jocosity, the blunt in Author; next, because we conceive, gentility, the vulgar iu nobility, and all that giving the plan of the Work, of them in that unutterable perfection of and engrossing it, as some contem. human utterance, that eloquence which no porary Journals, to above fifty pages

other eloquence is sufficient to praise, that of close priot, is hurting the sale of

art which, when we call it by its own name the book, or at least diminishing by

of Euphuism, we bestow on it its richest anticipation the pleasure of the Rea. panegyric." der. We shall, however, as in the

But we forget that we did not inbill of a new play, name the dramatis teod giving any extracts; and it is well personæ, not in the order in which that we have come to that determi. they are presented, but as we con.

nation, otherwise we might bave ceive their importance in the novel

copied nearly balf of the second vobefore us.

lume. The character of the good Abbot

The subordinate characters are Boniface is perfectly well contrasted Mary Avenel, and her uncle Julian with the thin palid-cheeked Eustace, Avenel

, who had taken a forced posSub-Prior of the convent of St. Mary;

session of the estates of her father ; that of Edward and Halbert Glen: Henry Warden, an humble teacher of dinding, the two sons of Simon Glen- the Holy Word, whose enthusiasm, dinding, and of Elspeth Drydone their fanaticism, and audacity, were equal mother, are drawn after nature; the to those of any of the first martyrs in first, a mild well-disposed boy; and the early ages of Christianity, one Halbert, a high-bred youth; “Gentle Christie of the Clint-hill, a bold rufif you speak bim fair, but cross bim fian dependent of Julian Avenel; and and he was a horn devil.”

, a Missie Harper, the daughter of Hob The next and not the less amusing Miller, as he was called, although bis personage, is one Sir Pierce Shafton, name was Harper, who plays the part who is brought, as a friend of Julian of a page to our favourite Sir Pierce Avenel, to spend three or four days Shafton, after having clearly rescued in the tower of Glendearg, the ha him from the dangers which were bitation of widow Elspeth, and her threatening him in the tower of two sons, Edward and Halbert: the Glendearg. interest of the novel begins with this

The ground-work of this novel is in coxcomb or dandy, who belongs to

a great measure founded on the sua set of fashionable English youths, peragency of a mysterious White at that time called or denominated Lady, who is often consulted by HalEuphuist. As a specimen of the ab.

bert and his brother, and seems to surdity of their talkiug :

direct all the events, by inisleading all “ Credit me, fairest lady," said the

the actors. Although we did not ap. knight, “ that such is the cunning of our

prove of the agency of such ideal English courtiers of the hodiernal strain, beings, we were reconciled to it, by that, as they have infinitely refined upon transporting ourselves to the superthe plain and rusticial discourse of our

stitious tinies to which the novel alfathers, which, as I may say, more be- ludes; and we can assure our Readers seemed the mouths of couairy roisterers that far from diminishing the interest

of

she says,

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[ April, of the scence, it gives to them a kind Amongst other subjects of discusof solempity, which keeps up our sion are the persecution of the Proattention, and consequently enhances testants, and a supplementary Letter our pleasure. As to the style of writ in their Defence ; Chamber of Deing, it is throughout a master-piece; puties; Law of Elections; Liberty of and far above the standard of com the Press ; Concordat; Mandement; mon novel writers.

Literature; Science ; Bible Society ;

Missionaries; Education; Recruiting 12. Letters on the Events which have pass

Law; Catholic Processions; Aix-laed in France since the Restoration in 1815. Chapelle; and the Proposition to By Helen Maria Williams. 8vo. pp. change the Law of Electivos. 199. Baldwin and Co. THE literary reputation of Miss 73. Chronicon Mirabile ; seu, Excerpta'MeWilliams has long been fully estab morabilia e Registris Parochialibus Com. lished; and her warm admiration of

Pal. Dunelm. Pondere non Numero. the French Revolution, unappalled

Svo. pp. 26. Garbutt, Sunderland. by the dismal scenes of which she THIS is a Tract, which (similar to was a frequent witness, are well re “ Jacob Bee's Book," noticed in 1819, collected. She is now nearly thirty Part ii. p. 614.) if it had no iotrinsic years older, and her former ardour merit, is of sufficient rariely to make is somewhat abated. Still, however, it valuable, only 25 copies having

been printed. But it possesses other “ The interest I once took in the French attractious. Revolution is not chilled, and the enthu The “Prologue,” from the pen of siasm I once felt for the cause of Liberty the Editor, Sir Cuthbert Sharpe, will still warms my bosom. Were it other be found in our Poetry for the prewise I might perhaps make a tolerable

sent month. defence, at least for a woman, by revert

The extracts from many of the ing to the past, and recapitulating a smail

Registers are curious, and most of part only of all I have seen, and all I have suffered. But where the feelings

them may be useful to Genealogists. and affections of the mind have been A few specimens shall be given. powerfully called forth by the attraction

“ From St. Oswald's, Durham. of some great object, we are not easily “ March ye 27, 1666. The vicaridge cured of long cherished predilection. Those

of St. Oswalds, Durham, was this day be. who believed as firmly as myself in the

towed upon mee by the Dean & Chapter first promises of the Revolution, have

of the Cathedrall Church of Durham. perhaps sometimes felt, like me, a pang A. D. 1691, I was deprived of it for not of disappointment; but no doubt conti

swearing allegiance to William & Maria, nue, like me, to love Liberty, quand

as king & Queen of England. Deo même to use the famous unfinished

gloria. Amen.

John Cock." phrase of an Ultra, applied to the Kingit may have given some cause of com John Slater, one of the bailiffs, from plaint.

St. Nicholas, bur. S July, 1722. “ I am yet to learn, however, what there

6. Mem. Ye River was risen so bigh may be in common with the abhorrence of yť they could not bring the corps up New military despotism expressed in my last

Elvet, but were obliged to carry it up letters, and the renunciation of liberal

Old Elvet & ge Ratten Row. It was ye principles. The strange prestige for our

greatest flood yt had been in ye memory Imperial Ruler that prevails in England of man." often renews an accusation which has long "17 June, 1725. • All communication since been brought against our Country between Shincliff and ye Town was stopby Foreigners, that she considers Freedom ped by a great food, which yet rose pot as a home production, chartered for her so high (by near a yare perpendicular) as own use, and resigns with great equani. yt of July 8, 1722, commonly called Slamity the government of the rest of Europe ter's food. to Monarchs~' qui montent à cheval ;' the “ June 21. Towards night there was French term for a conqueror.”

another flood very near as high as ye forThe Letters have certainly great

mer, but did not last so long: for yt kept to ye heigth near 12 hours;

but ye merit. They describe with fidelity brooks did more harm yn in ye former what the Writer of them has seen

flood—The public news give an account and known; and her reflections on

yt most couuties of England have suffered passing events are the result of atten as much or more by water yn wee ; & yt tive observation.

a great part of Europe bave been equall

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