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tertains how often thefe presents shall be “ Talia fæcla, fuis dixerunt, currite, fufis dittributed, viz. five times; i. e. fhe “ Concordes ftabili fatorum numine, fhall be five tintes married. The mar

Parcæ," riage is here expressed by the diftribution The threads and spindles are both men. of thofe prefents, which usually accom tioned in a parallel passage--páteoryan. panied its celebration. Meursius pro- ; xíur orgápows.—585. pofes to read tportaás, the rbree Parcze.

Virgil was very conversant with the poets But the exprellion is accurate as it, of this period. He read Lycophron's stands. For the Parcze were each of them Cassandra with fingular delight; ini. concerned with these threads, or spindles, tating often, as his custom was, the as Virgil speaks, around which the most admired passages in that poem. threads were rolled:

HORNS E Y.

( 'WITH A VIEW OF THE CHURCH. ] THE parish of Hornsey, 'or Harnfer, and

in ancient records is called the Church in old records Haringeye, Haryngay, of St. Mary Harinjy, or Hornsey, and Harringhay; or Heringhay, is about five is a Rectory

miles North of London, in the liberties Within the limits of 'Hornsey, near of Finsbury and Wenlakefbarn; but in the distant hill shewn in the Plate, there 'all matters of Ecclefiaitical cognizance was a chapel, called Our Lady of Mus. exempt from the Archdeacon of Middle. well. This place takes the name of the lex, and entirely subjeet to the -Bishop Well and the Hill, Mousewell Hill, for and his Commissary of Lonsion and Mid- there was on the hill a 'spring of good dlesex, both in the manor and advow on water, where stood an image of OLT of the Church.

Lady of Mufwell, which was a continual This parinh (faith Norden) Hands refort for pilgrims, from a great cure near the Bitop of London's words or performed by this water upon a King of · parks of this place, wilich heretotove had Scots. and still retains the nam: of Hornley The manor, or chapel, called allo Parks, a place memorable in our histories Pincenall Hill, with its appustenances, for the meeting together of the Nobles - was sold in the 19th Elizabeth by Arn - in the 10th of Richard II. in an hostile Goodwyn to William Roe, who built, a manner, to rid the King of those traitors good house on the scite. Highgate was he had about hiur, 'namely, Robert De the boundary of Hornsey Park; the first Vere, Duke of Ireland i Alex. Nevil, gate was erected about 400 years ago to Archbishop of York ; and Michael De - receive toll for the Bishop of London, - la Pool, Earl of Suffolk, and others who upon an old road from Gray's. inn-lane had conspired to murder the Duke of to Barnet being turned through that BiGloucetter, and the Earls of Arundel, 'thop's park. Warwick, Derby, and Nottingham. In Hornsey are many pleasant resider.ces:

In this park (faith Norden) - there is Mitchell, Esq. has a bandlowe a lill or fort, called Lodge Hill, seeming, 'manfion; and John Mayhew, Esq. a de. hy the foundation, rather to have been lightful cottage and pleature grounds : a' cattle, whereon sometimes soeul a 'Edward Gray, Esq. has -a capital viia lodge when the park was replenishaut with and plantations near the town; the New deci. With the stones which came from River winds beautifully round his plea: the ruins of this place ilve Church of fure grounds, and through the village of Horniey is said to be built.

Horniey The Church is dedicated to St. Mary,

AGRICULTURAL IMPROVEMENT. А NEMOIR by G. T. GOODENOUGH, and thereby preventing such Corn.com

Efq. cn the great utility of Ateeping ing up at different times, which is ip the Seed of Barley and Oats, was lately otten the case on ititf soils in dry lealons, Sead ac the Beard of Agriculture. By This is a hint very well worth the afthut it appears, that the practice of tention of all Farmers. - Mr. Gocdenough Heping tlie seed. ot Spring Corn for has been in the practice many years, and ab diirty hours is highly beneficial, reaped confiderable advantage from in euting an equal and unitorin vegetation,

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T A BL E T A L K;

OR,

CHARACTERS, ANECDOTES, &c. OF ILLUSTRIOUS AND CELEBRATED BRITISH CHARACTERS, CHIEFLY DURING THE LAST FIFTY YEARS,

(MOST OF THEM NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.)

(Continued from Page 91.)

KING CHARLES II.

Cardinal Mazarine however prevailed; THOUGH this Monarch, it is very the Treaty between these two Crowns was

well known, paid very little regard concludeá in November ; but contained to the essentials of religion, there can be not one syllable relative to his Majesty's now no doubt but that he was, in point restoration, or in any degree to his pera of faith, a Roman Catholic, though by no fonal advantage. means in the degree his brother James As his latt resource, and in order as it was. Lord Bolingbreke, in his “ Dif. is lupposed to form fome alliance to fupfertation on Parties," makes this distinc- port himself, a match was proposed to tion between them: “ His Majesty lipped the old Princess of Orange for his Mafrom the Chalice, but his brother drank jelty, with the Lady Mary, her third trom it to the very dregs."

daughter, and one of the aunts to the late He was converted to this religion when King William (then Prince of Orange); he was abroad, as it is supposed (on the but the old Princess had such licdle hopes authority of Sir Robert Southwell, com- of his Majesty's change of fortune at that municated to him by James, First Duke time (though it to luddenly followed), of Ormond) whilft he was at Cologne, in that the excused the matter “on her being the year 1655 ; where he had much pri. wholly under the protection of the States vate conference with Peter Talbot, a General, and that all things of that pubnoted Catholic, and who was dispatched lic nature ought to begin with them. by him in a very secret affair to Madrid, This Lady Mary was afterwards marfupposed to be that of imparting to the ried to the Count of Embden, and proved King of Spain his asent to the Roinan the fruitful mother of many children. Catholic religion.

It was Franciico de Melo, Ambafia. This certainly followed, that his Ma. dor then (1659) in London (and who jesty did, the fame summer, pass incog- dreaded the effects of the Pyrenean Peace, nito to Brussels, where a private treaty if England did not prevent them), who was concluded with Don John of Austria, told General Monk, the King's priine then Governor of Flanders, “ That all agent, that if the king should be called his fubjects in the French service, or else. home, the Spaniards would conttrain where abroad, should go into the service him to surrender Dunkirk before they ef Spain ;" upon which his Majesty was would let him go out of their hands. paid ibrce buufunul crowns per month, It was this fame Ambassador that polwhen perhaps, in a whole year, he had sessed General Monk of the advantage of not received two thousand pounds from marrying the Infanta of Portugal to the all his friends in England.

King ; that the high consideration of It was on the Pyrenean Peace, concluded Tangier and Bombay should be given, between France and Spain in the year with the free trade of all their dominions, 1659, that Charles relted all his hopes of and some millions of cruzadces.

Ву restoration. For this purpote he dif- the same channel Mr. Morrice (the then patched the Marquis of Ormond to confidant of General Monk) was erThoulouse, there to expect the coming of gaged ; and when he become Sir William Cardinal Mazarine, in order to dispose Morrice, and Secretary of State (though him in favour of his Majesty ; the Car- originally but a private Gentlemen of the dinal, who, it afterwards appeared, re northern provinces), he negotiated the garded but little the King's interelt, took treaty of marriage, and the whole of it another route ; so the Marquis, milling was managed through his office ; fo that him, was obliged to go by Berne and it was the General first proposed this Bayonne to the place of treaty, where match to his Majesty, although it was Sir Henry Bennet, afterwards Lord Ar- ottenlibly carried on by Lord Chancellor lington, his Majesty's Minister, was dif- Hyde, who had at firit the credit, and af. pohing all tbings, and particularly on the terwards the difgrace of it. Spanih fide, for his Majesty's coming VOL. XXXI. MARCH 1797.

Of

Of King Charles's attachment to theCa- the whole nation ; that they could no tholic Religion, even in the affair of his longer bear the tyrannies they lay under ; marriage, the following Anecdote is re- and, by seeing no other cure of the evil, lated by Sir Robert Southwell, who had the calling home of his Majesty was is. it from James Duke of Ormond :- refttible. 6. At the time that the marriage was in He thewed various grounds for this treaty for his Majesty with the Infanta of' opinion; and only prayed, that for the Portugal, he said that the Lord Chancel. good-news fake, of which probably be lor Clarendon spoke to the Lord Treasurer was the firtt informer, he might find faand himlelf (the Duke) to attend his vour hereafter ; so far as to live only Majesty in that room, which they called in peace and quiet, for he should preter.d “ the Closet of Thomas Chiffins,” where to no more. the rarities ftood. Here iny Lord The event turning out soon after as this Chancellor opened to his Majesty, not wary Statesman had predicted, he was only what the Spaniarus had ohjected as continued in his Embassy after the Rettoto the barrennets of the lady proposed to ration. hiin in marriage, but what he had from Soine time after this, being one day other hands. He did moft solemnly re- asked, which of obe two fyłems of Goveismontrate the infelicity of such an event ment he liked belt? his answer was in the to his whole kingdoms; that the treaty following candid manner : " Je jus ke was not advanced so far but that his tres bumble serviteur ur: evenxements." Majesty might wave it; and, that his N. B. For most of the above articles Majelty might not be to seek for a wife, we are indebted to Lord Montmorres be proposed ieme others who were Ger. "History of the Irish Parliament." wan ladies. Upon this the King said, the German women'were foggy, and that CHARLES LORD WHITWORTH. but one of them would pleate him for a When this Nobleman had compromised wife; that his accusation must needs the famous dispute between the Court of come all from the malice of the Spaniards; England and Peter the First, relative to the and fo bid his Lordhip, without more arrest of the latter's Ambassador for debi, icruple, to proceedi in the treaty. and which, but for the fingular addrets

of Queen Anne and this able Minister, SIR GEORGE DOWNING, might have involved England in a war, (Ref.dari ai tbe Hague to Oliver Cropan

his Lordihip wis invited to a ball at the quell and Charles II.)

Court of Petersburgh, and was further

honoured by being taken cut to dance a After the Pyrenean Peace, and after minuet with the Czarina, the cold answer which King Charles the His Losdiip, though he had a persoSecond received irom the Princets of nal intimacy with this very extraordinary Orange relative to a match with her

woman long before she could have any daughter ine Princess Mary, the King's possible chance of a diade, fill apaffairs seemed to be truly desperate; yet, proached her with all the respect due to juit at this very tine, the cloud began her exalitd flation ; which the Empreis to burit and open a pallage to his reito- perceiving, juit before they cominenced ration ; as he had 1carcely returned to The inimict, the whispered him, "What, Bruffe's when he had an intimation from my Lord, tiave you forgot little Kate?" 'Thomas Howard, the youngest brother of Lord Carlitle, that his brother-inbaw Sir George Downird, then Retident (Tbc originui lain. Or ej Paters: Taf. at the Hague, would be glad to have a private conference with any per on whom There was about the beginning of the his Majetty much truited, and visted it last century an Eriglishman ef the came might be the Marquis of Onnond. of Octavio May, wio fettled at Lyols,

In consequence of this, on the February He was a man of very good capacity, au following, the Marquis went to the greüi diligence in his trade, but, by i Hague, where Sir George, meeting him chain of unlucky events, was brought in tecret, told hiin, that, by the courte into einbarraffing circumstances. and revolution of things in England, In this melancholy state,ftanding one day which he well observed, his liajelty muit at his shop-oor, brocding over his miJudulenly be restored ; and that, whatever fortunes, le happened to put a little ture particu ar undertakers inight pretend 10 of raw lilk into his mouili, and grinding inay, it would b., in truth, the work of it for some time between his teeth, with

OCTAVIO MAY

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