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nut, five inches in thickness, un- De ter of a tree or hedge; surrounded der the projelion of the first floor, in by barren hills, which leem fuited to jis the front of ihe Bridewell at Ayltham, defolate appearance. How unlike its in Norfolk, the following legend is em- chapel, whole call fpire, gaily adornell, bofled: (See plae l. fig. 1.)

peeps above the hills in many points of ĠOD SAVE : OUR : SUPREMHED : KYNO

view l-for what we saw at Stoke (or

rather what we were disappointed in not : GOOD PROSPERYTE : AND ASSTATE: 09 seeing) I refer to your vol. LXII. p.115. ROB EXD ; MERSHM : AND : JONE : HIS :

The spire of Brampton church, in

Northamptonshire, which borders on the THAY : CAWSID: 70 : BE, MADE . TO. county of Leicefer, is conspicuous THE 'HONOR : OF. THE : TOWN.. BE : at a confiderable distance, as it stands THIR : QWYCK.LYFE FINES *.

high. The village is pleasant, and the It is in one line of 37 feet 10 inches church handsome; the grounds round it in length, and, over the entrance-door,' rich; and the number of fine trees enis still preserved a Aat Gothic arch, in coinpassing the church give it a pleasing wood (of the style prevalent at that consequence. It is very regular, as time, and first ured' in the reign of will be leen by the drawing accompany, Henry VIII.), 3 feet it inches in ing this. (Pl. 11)-I was not in the lengin, and has the following legend :

church; and must therefore refer your realers to Mr. Bridges's Hilory of the

Countv, vol I. p. 491, for such par• YER.OF.OUR. LURDE : 1543. (Fig. 2.) ticula s'as in 1720 were worth notice and on the fields of the spandals of the therein; and thall only here expre's a arch the initials R. M. and J. B. The wish that the present Rector of Brampleters are painted white on a brown ton (a gen leman, I am told, of diftin. ground, and are in good preservation, guise talle,) will favour you with an Theirered from the weather by the pro. article for a future number, by way of jection of the superincumbent Abor. fupplying the deficiencies of this short

I imagine Robert Meriham to have better, and in cootinuation of the Il fury been' of ihe family of Marth-ms, of of Brampion as given by Mr. Bridges. Stration Srawles, from whom the pie. Nothing worthy attention, exie, the fent Lord Romney is a descendant, al. antiquities in the several parts of Lei. though I find no mention of hiin, or celterbire we visited, occurred in our Joan his wife, to accord with the date excu:fion; and, as those are intinded in Blomefield's account of the Marshamn for another purpose, I decline saying fumilyt; he was probably a jon of any more of them at present. Jonn, who died in 1915. called, in evi. Yours, &c. J.P. MALCOLM. deaces, Senior of Siration. W. W.

Mr. URBAN,

Yax. 12. Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 2.

FTER a long filence, your correNa cold and comfortless morning of borough, in company with one gentle- itaff, claims ibe viflory. Like the douy biy man and a guide, in search of Antiqui- koight, he conloles himlelton account ties and Steeples. We proposed visiting of the entrorerly beirg afkeep; ani, Stoke Albini church; and Holt, the thinking difcre ion the bedt part of valour, Doble maolion of the Nevilles; tó dine deciares it is not his aiin to awaken it. at Medbourn; and returo in the even- Having, as he metends, obtained a coning to Harborough, by Welham, &c.

collin of wiai be wither, he now inThe first sensation we felt was not that forms us, that he can pass by the heavy of plealuie, for it was biting cold; but charges made against himlelf, and una our attention was soon attracted by the ditturbed puriue his former method ; forlorn appearance of St. Mary in Ar.

riat is, give a fuil scope to his 'a'enis, den, the mother-church :o Harborough,

which are entirel of the efenhve kind.

Not being able to fuberantiate the * The legend is noticed in Blomefields

charges which he himself has brought Norf. vol. 111. 556, but not correctly copied. ag tot Di Gedules, he has recourie to + Blomefield, vol. Ill. p. 589.

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are lo Aimsy, that they are easily seen Chriftians, and excellent Roman Cathothrough: his artifices, like the soldiers - lics, but much oppreffed by the Con. of Cadmus, destroy each other. When vention. This in:ormation is equally I assert, that the vindication of Dr. G. n-w and well-timed; and calculated to was wriiten by a Protellant, ne seems to

revive the drooping spirit of the advocates admit it, in order to prove that the for contiguing the war. Doctor is not a Catholic; but perveris J. M. is not satisfied with affirting the meaning, and wishes it to be under that the French continue Itedfastly in she stood that the defence was conducted faith of their ancestors; bue says, or. Protestant grounds. In another place,

“ Innumerable converfions to the cause of he affe&ts to consider the Doctor himself

, Christianity are confiantly made amongst as the writer of his own defence, in or- those who were the declared foes of it when der to invalidate his testimony.

it was protected by all the power of the I have no where admitced, that the de- State s many proofs of which, I here fence was conducted on Protestant assert, have come within my own know. grounds : and if he means to contend, ledge." that a Protestant may not defend a Catho. Dr. Priestley himself nerer adranced lic, who diffeis ron another Catholic so powerful an argument against Church concerning the corruptions of Popery, I establishments; and, after such an alieriion, pity his ignorance.

J. M. no longer deserves to be called, ibe Dr. Geddes professes to believe all the knight-errani of Episcopacy. Yours, &c. doctrines which were universally received

JOHN Ring. by the Christian church in the purest ages of Christianity; but does not think

Mr. URBAN,

jan. 4. counting of beads a cardinal virtue, 's linguiar, that Dr. Kippis, in

his neceffary to salvation.

p. 78.), though he cites the Biographia I no where allowed, that Dr. G. did Dramatica, Thould lave overlooked a not acknowledge all the doctrines of the most material passage in the addenda to Catholic church; but I confefTed, that he val. i. p. 490, of that work; which podiflented from the discipline of modern fitively alcı riains not only the place, but Popery, and justified his difTent.

the time, of his birth. It is the following The next allertion of J. M. is equally copy of the entry in the regisier of the untrue. I no where faid any thing that College of Dublin : “ 1685, die quinto, could confirm an opinion of Dr. G. being Aprilis horâ die pomerid. Gulielmus in the literary secrets of Sir J. T. What Congreve penson's, filius Guli

. Con. I said was this :

greve gencrosi de Youghaliâ annos natus • Has he questioned the truth of Christi- sexdecim, na:us Bardiagram in com. anity ? No: but he has questioned the pre- Eboracenf, educ. Kilkenniæ rat ferula tended rights of Popery. He defends Sir doet. Hinton. Tutor St. George Ashe." John Throckmorton, who advises the Catho- This surely is evidence extrem-ly falics to chuse their own bishops. This is the tisfactory on a subject not altogether fin which the bishop elected by the Pope unimportant: first, because it elladlines cannot forgive. This is what makes Popith the veracity of Congreve in a point bishops, and their confederates, persecute wherein faisehood would not only have him with unrelenting rancour and revenge.

much letlened his characler, but have -Tantæne animis coeleftibus irä?”

tended to a " general degradation of hu. Sir John Throckmorton published his man reftimony;" 1econdly, becaute in opinions before Dr. G. defended them; ascertaining the time of his birth, which and who can refraio from laughter, when turns out to have been three years earlier he reads of a man's opinions bucing secrets, than the commonly-received opinion, after they are publiled to all the world? much of the relative praise which is Mala mens, malus animus: a bad heart given to his first compofitions is mareis commonly accompanied with a bad rially affected. The Old Batchelor was head. The ftupidity of a bigot is the published in 1693, when he must hare corrector of his malice: bis fat is an been 24 instead of 21 years old; and the entidote for bis poison.

Moursing Bride, his fourth plav, in J. M. informs us, that the main in- 1697, when he must have been 28; for tention of his letter was to communicate, to have been 16 years of age in Apri', what he justly observes will be news to 1685, he must of course hare been bora the people of this country, that the ma. in 1669. Thete furely are circumstanjority of the French are excellent ces, which very efleecially affect the following praise of Dr. Johnson. “What my friend, who, after hearing me with a erer objections,” says he, “ may be police kind of impatience, said, “Sir, I made either to his comic or tragic ex- believe if you had had a complete op ccl'ence, they are lost ar once in a blaze portavity of tracing, to the source, the of admirarion, when it is remembered, cause of this young woman's disorder, that he had produced these four plays the story of the bite would have reced-d before he had completed his 75th year." from vour search. The disorder is, une But three years at this period of life happily, too frequent; but the college make a wonderful difference. I will not of physicians as a body (the men the take up any more in your valuable pages best qualified to judge) ave nit convinby a farther coinment on this fubje&i. ced, notwithlanding all that hath been

I hupe Dr. Kippis will allow a place faid, that it can lie communicated by in his fucceeding volume to George Fer- the bire of any animal in any state of sers, and John Higens, two principal madness. My own private opinion is, authors of the Mirrour for Magistrales; that it cannot." to George Gascoigne, the love-poet of I remember that my answer was, his day; and 10 William Habington, the “ Doctor, I thould oot have been much truly elegant author of Casiara. Let more aiton thell, if you had told me that him not fail into Dr. Johnson's error the finall pox was not communicable by about the mother of James Hammond, ivoculation! Why is not this idea comthe elegiac poet : she was not a Walrole, municated to the world i'" “ Because,” but a Clarges, as he may fee br the Ba. answered my friend, "the world at this ronetage. Capr. William Hammond, time would not believe it; and, being a mentioned in the Biograpbia Dramatica, negative proposition, the truth of it would yol. i, p. 206, was his second cousin, be difficult to prove in a contest; but I being a younger ton of Anthony Hame have little doubt that at some time the mond, efq. of St. Albans, in Kent, present opinion will be exploded.” whose father William was elder brother The manner in which this opinion to Anthony, of Somersham, co. Hunt. was delivered obliges me to conceal my the grandfather of the faid James. He friend's name; he is, however, a regular inherited none of the genius of his cousin. physician, educated at Oxford, from They were both descended, (through the whence he took his degree; he studied Aucbers) from the lifter of George abroad, and has been in full practice Şandys, the poet. Yours, &c. F. S. near fixteen years ; , stands high in rank,

as a member of the college, has read the Mr.URBAN, IMC-Street, Jan, 12. Gulfonian lecture, and is very generally

frequently talked of, or more gene. ledge, and to be free from all affectation rally believed, than the dreadful conse- of fingularity, or whiin. quences supposed to proceed from the I am completely unqualified to judge bite of inad animals, particularly of dogs. of this matter ; yet I venture to send you In ancient times, as well as modern, a. this letter, because, whether the opinion mong all ranks of mankind, and however be right or wrong is a question of very they may have differed as to the methods considerable importance to mankind. I of treating the malady, the idya, that the have myself so high a respect for cyery bydrobobia is communicable by a bite, thing my friend says, the result of many seems to have obtained universal con leoti years knowledge of him, that, nor with and yet the following circumstance has standing the fixed idea I had with the occasioned a confiderable degree of doubt generality entertained, yet his words in my mind.

haye created a considerable degree of Some months ago, I fell into conver- doubt. sation with a learned friend upon this Dr. Mead, I remember, although it is subject, at a place of public refort at the many years fince I saw his celebratrod fea-lide. A medical relation of mine in work on Poisons, writes very seriously London had a little time before attended upon the effects and inusical cure of the a maid-fervant of one of his patients, bite of the Tarantula; the whole of from the firft appearance of illness, until which is, by the present generation, the momcot of her death in the London known to have been founded in imagi. hospital. She remembered to have been nation. If my learned friend is right, bitten fix weeks before by a cat. I am the bite of a mad dog may have the same do myself in the medical line; but I was fate with pusterity. At least I fiatrer relatiog the circumstances of this case to myself that I am deserving well of the

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