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remains of a shrivelled body. - The and very expressive; brown hair, and grand Saracenic arch of this structure is frizzed beard; dark complexion; the Hill in being, which is the original door round hat or cap ornamented with some into the circle. It has suffered little by sort of edging, and, probably, pearls, time, as it is secured from the effects of hangs a little backward from the forcweather by being under the roof of the head, and declines over the right ear : passage leading into the cloisters. This the thirt close gathered and quilled, but portal has three exterior mouldings above not in the fashion of a projecting ruff, the arch. There are various enrich- round the neck, from which hangs a ments of foliage interspersed, and Sara- small gold chain, that unites with a ribcenie subadjuvant columns, of an inferior bon at the breast, and to this is appendmodule, exacuted in the immature taste ant a transparent globe, set in a circuof that age. But the principal objects lar case, surmounted with a cross, and here, and which gave rise to the present pierced with two swords, crofling each observations, are the half-length figures other. This, which is undoubtedly the on each side of the door. Immediately coat of arms, is in a larger size, at the under the exterior moulding is the half- corner of the picture, and there the length of Henry Il. and oppofite to him cross has over it, I guess, a ducal corothat of his Queen, Eleanor, on the other net, and round the globe passes a label, fide. The King has a roll in his hand, on one end of which are the letters the grant of the right to erect and con FF G, on the other ST.. The habit secrate the church. Near his figure are seems a tawney-coloured gown, turning those of three Knights Templars, who back from the bosom, ornamented with hold the same kind of roll in their fur, and a large chain hanging over the hands, fignifying their being in pofsef- shoulders: a yellowish veft, underneach, fion of the Royal Fiat. Among the fi- is buttoned close upon the sufiles that gures on the Queen's fide is that of He cover the wrists. The left hand has Taclius the patriarch, in the attitude of rings on the second, fourth, and fifth praying, with the hands closed; and fingers, and just sustains, as it reclines the other figures near him feem to be upon the whole arm, which makes the priests, in the same devout pofture. The base of the picture, a sort of longofcepigures are very perfect, and it would be tre, or very ornamented staff of honour almost a proof of deficiency in light, to or office. The right hand has rings on fay that they have been impaired by time. the fourth and fifth fingers, and holds a
These observations are submitted to roll, on which are the letters D E F, the confideration of those who delight in and a mark or owo beneath, to reprethese researches; as I do not know that sent, probably, more writing.--I cannot they have at any time before invited the perceive any thing else, as I am entirely attention of those who court the chaste ignorant of painting, to regulate the embraces of blushing Art: and they are conjecture which, I cannot but surmise, fo disposed that they may easily escape an it much deserves, about this portrait. indufirious as well as a superficial obser
Yours, &c. RUSTICUS. vation. RUBEN D'MOUNDT.
MR. URBAN, THE PICTURE GALLERY, N° II. THE
HE coin exhibited in your last
month's Miscellany, fig. 5, is neiMR. URBAN,
Efex, June 20. ther more nor less than a coin of the A Correspondent in your hat Magan emperor. Alle&us. The infcription :
IMP. C. ALLECTUS. P. F. AVG. cular portraits to be added to the amus
Rey. ing articles it generally contains. I beg A female figure (not with a fox's head, leave to open your Picture-Gallery with an account of a portrait, on the plan
as your draughtsman or engraver has of your correspondent, bought for a few given it) ftanding, holding in her right thillings at a country sale, and which hand a branch of olive, in her left a spear. has probably no other merit, though en.
No 6 belongs to the emperor Valenti. tirely in the style of Holbein, than be
nian. The legend is, ing a strong likeness of some very emi. D. N. VALENTINIANVS. P. F. AVG. neat personage. The picture, which is SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE. SISC. P. on wood, is within a coarse common
A.N.T.T. or A. 12. frame, full fixteen inches high, and A Victory, holding in her right a crown shirtees wide; the features strong, large, of laurel, in her left a palm branch.
PAX AVG. S. P. C.
Admitting that your old friend forgot amount of. 26,480 acres, if the report himself in representing the statue of Pc. made by the trustees to the House of ter the Great, in your February Maga- Commons was accurate, The Earl, zine, as cut out of marble instead of cast however, soon alienated the estate, pio. in bross, he knew beircr than to con bably because he never intended to re. found the Rbodians with the Colofans, fide in Ireland, and the grant was afterto whom St. Paul wrote his epjale. Kis wards revoked by Parliament, to the authority for saying that the Rhodians great discredit of the factious promoters had the name of Cologians, or rather of the bill, according to the following Cololals, from their Colous, was Ce representation of the circumstances of drenus, as cited by Micuríus.
the cafe by Bp. Burnet, in the Memoirs Ap'y (xCA0508) Not ami for Podios) of his own Times, under the year 1700.
" The case of the Earl of Athlone's ΚΟΛΟΣΣΕΙΣ ανοματησαν. .
grant (abserves the prelate) was very And Suidas: Pudos novos os nos xan Aor fingular: the House of Commons had
δος καλείται, και ΚΟΛ' ΣΣΑΕΙΣ οι οι: been fo fen Gble of his service in reduca κηλορες δια τον κολοσσον. .
ing Ireland, that they had made an adSee allo Glycas, Annal. II.
dress to che King, to give him a recomThough Meurfius seems to have ex
pence suitable to his fervices. And the hausted the subject of this Colorfus by their obligations to him, that they, as
Parliament of Ireland was fo fentible of his quotations, yet he has omitted the eircumttance of its standing across the
was formerly told, confirmed his grant harbour o" Rhodes, and the largest fhips pounds a year. He had fold it to those
of between two and three thoutand failing in between its legs; to which our Shakipeare may he fupposed to allude, who thought thev had purchaled under when he compared Cæfar to it:
an unquefiiouable title, yet all ihat was
now fet alide, no regard being had to he doch beftride ihe narrow world
it." Like a Coloffus, and we petty men Waik under his huge legs, &c. &c.
July 17. It were to be wished that fomo of your
TITHOUT doubt vou have heard learned correipondents, skilled in an
that a bill was lately brought incient history, would point out the ani to parlianient to enable the heads of certhority for this affertion.
tain colleges to marry. In the number There is no coin struck at Rhodes the warden of Wadham College was with the Colotius represented on it, nor included. By the statutes of the founwith any allusion to that figure. dress, the warden is always to be a ba
Your correspondent in p. 498. needs ,chelor. The common reason alligned not be told that the word in Pf. lv. 'for the injunction is, that the foundreis yer. 4. in our Bitles, is uniformly JAH, had a mind to the first warden, and and Bp. Patrick retains this reading in that he rejected her suit, which to much his Commentary. In the LXX. edit. displeased her, that she was refolved to Daniel, it is KYPIOE ovoLG ATTOR. punish all the future wardens for the In the Vulgate it is “ Dominus nomen
fault of one man. A more foolish rea“illi.” Our hnging Plaims have “Ex- fon could not have been given. Thç "tol the great Jehovah's name." fact is, Nicholas Wadham and his wife
As I answer for no more languages were both of them inclined to the Cathan I understand, your correspondent tholic religion, which it is well known) may not think hc has got near enough enjoins celibacy to the clergy; and it to the original. For myself, I am of was on this account that the warden opinion, that what he complains of is was commanded to icad a single life.only a prefs error, neglected for near Authoay Wood, in his History, tells 150 years
Q. Q. us, that Nicholas Wadham had a i in
tention to found a college at Venii for MR. URBAN,
inftru&ting English youths in the doc. YO MOCR correípondent OTHO, (vol. trines of popery, " fiquidem ipie juxta
LII. p. 479) in his short momoirs “ et uxor Dorothca Pontificioruin in of General Giokle (Earl of Athlone), partes propensores funt habiti." Bia mentions his not knowing whether that fides, the statutes were tranimited to famous Dutch officer had any grant of Oxford by the foundress on Aug. 16, lands in Ireland. He certainty had, 1012, before the buildings were finishout of the forfeited eftates, and to the ed, and the warden and fellows were
tot appointed till April 20, 1613. - Maranus, whofe edition I use, would Dorothy was 75 years old at the death amend it by reading ögn medicos, qui of her hofband, and there can be no montes fontem effecit; but this does not resion to tappose that at that age the fatisfy, as the difficulty does not' lie in would look with amorous eyes on any the former, but in the latter part of the mee. Robert Wright, the first warden, fentence, 'the vocal fountain the authot volanranlv quitted his office because the speaks of. Many waters were anciently · foundress prohibited his marr ving, and imagined to fpeak, Euffath. femen. p. afterwards became billiop of Lichfictd
390, 394, a river saluted Pythagoras, and Coventry. If any one doubts the when he was crolling it, Kufter. and truh of what I have advanced, I beg Jamblich. Vit. Pythag. C. 28 ; but what leave to refer him to Wood's History of is this to Hercules? The words don't the Univerfity of Oxford, and to the apply to any known fory we have conano:rament of Nicholas Wadlram in the cerning him. Look into Euripides, Sc. church of Ilminster iu Somersetshire. neca the Tragedian, Apollodorus, AnYours, &c.
B.R. toninus Liberalis, and the rest of the P.S. I have a few other things to mythologiits who have occafion to treat communicate to you, Mr. U.KBAN, by of this hero, and I believe you will not way of appendix to the foregoing letter. find any one tyllable that this passage The design of founding a college at Ox can pot ibly be supposed to allude to, in ford is not to be attributed to Dorothy all their accounts of Hercules : no, not Wadham folelv, as her husband direct
cven though you should interpret cowga ed it in his wint; though, I apprehend, by a metonymiy' of a water-r; mph, tlie the endowment and the statutes were in goddefs of the stream, since Itill we knový a great meafure left to her. She für nothing of Hercules's pursuing any vived her huit and nine years, and after nymph, in that manner, as Apollo did her death a monument was erected in Daphne. — To be short, Mr. URBAN; Ilminfier church to the memory of both. as the words are plain, and, in all apIt was once very beautiful, but its chief pearance, not to be either corrected, or ornaments are at present disfigured by figuratively explained, what are we to naftinefs. Those who live through the do? how are ive to understand this in, bounty of Wadham would thew their tricate place? Now, Sir, I look upon gratitude to 'hts memory in expending a Hercules, with my learned friend Nr. little money on his tomb. I would re
Bryant, to be entirely a fictitious' pcicommend the example of Merton and "fon, a Jack the Giant - Killer of the ancie Exeter Colleges, both of which focieries
ents: and as rirere were, as it is 'said, have preserved the tombs of their foun no less than 43 of them, every country. ders from deitruction. The mansion- had their own fables and ftories conhouse of Nicholas Wadham, at More- cerning him, which other places were held, was deftroyed by fire 40 or 50 not acquainted with. Jujiin. Martyr years ago. It was a noble building, de
was of Palefiine, an Afiatic consequently; fonded by a moat.--How many curious wherefore I incline to think there is an circumstances are unknown for want of allufion in'chis pailage to fome Story a “History of Somersetíhire !” The about Hercules which was absolutely churches alone in that courty, which unknown in Greece, and to their my are built in the most beautiful it; le of thologifts and poets, but currerit enough the furid Gothic, would afford the finest in those parts where Jeftin rehded. See ficld for an antiquary.
Pharmurus, cap. 17, initio. Ando
Mor: Faucon write:; (Antiq. cap. 'T. MR URBAN,
Every country, and almoit that learned and usefulecclefiaftical cvery city, cípecially in Greece, had author, fiin Martyr, there is a pat. “ fome particular tory of Hércules sage which is pregnant with much dif “ which was always töld variouiiy By ficult, at least in regard to me. The " the different authors that merricht words, in the Oratio ad Grecos, ate “ it.” If it was to in Greece, inuti these: speaking of Hercules, he says, more may, we expect to find mana
ógn andoas, iva dáen bdag pagbiçou tions in different and diftant countries, •* φωνήν άπαδιδόν, ως λόγος.” " Qui
and even facts, exploits, and relatio!);, pontes faltu trånfiliit, ut aquam ac
in one region, which were never heard ciparet que vocem articulatam ede, of in another. bai, sicut fama eft.”'
P. $. Your correspondent S. E. in upper parts of the trees not having put your last Magazine, p. 498, wishes to forth their spring-lhoots, were not hurt; know upon what authority I asserted, so that when the warm weather came, that the Rhodians were called Colof- these branches continued to grow, and hans: I answer, that of Cedrenus, Sui- their leaves first appeared; whilft the das, Glycas, and the scholiaft upon Dio- lower branches, which had been hurt nyfius the geographer. The words of by the frost, were not able to recover the three former are adduced by Meur- the check they had received for two or fus, p. 46.
three weeks, until Nature was powerful The person, who calls himself A enough to send forth new shoots. As Founder, in your Magazine, p. 307, the walnut tree bears its fruit at the end charges me, falsely, with prizing the of the new shoot, for the reason I have merit of Mons. Falconet but little; for, given, there will be very little fruit, and on the contrary, I highly extolled it, that very late and small; and, if the my words being, “that his statue was season is not fine, in October scarcely a moji capital performance, both as 10 any will be ripe.
A. C. C. *** bulk and' obe noble conception of Mons. « Falconet." But this Founder con ME, URBAN,
July 4. founds every thing, hardly allowing me I knowledge, but firmly believe, that ary. He doubts whether the whole fie the elegant Veries on Godfow Nungure were caft at once; but the words nery, in your Mag. p. 462, are by the of Sextus Empiricus, cited by Meur- Archbishop of York; bu: what surprises fius, imply as much: the versions runs, me is, to find the two last lines, which “ Ipse vero [Chares] câ fummâ in ini- I have always been taught to think the "cium impensâ, et defcriptionem for- finest, entirely left out, whether from
me, se occidit." But I have done carelessness, or, as most probable, from with this caviller.
their being an addition, I cannot tell, S. E. observes, I am mistaken in nor have I time to enquire. The thesis thinking the ftatue of Peter the Great is, “ An omne ruat in pejus ?" or was cut out of a block of marble *.. I something like it. The writer is standwas led to that idea by Mr. Tooke, ing at Godstow (which he describes) who so often talks of sculptor and sculp- with a full view of Oxford before him ; Jure, which seem more applicable to and he concludes, with all the feeling carved ftatues than cast ones. How- of a virtuous young man come down the ever, if I have crred, I ask pardon. water to relax after his morning con
ference with Thucydides and Plato, MR. URBAN,
Fors et tempus erit cum tu, Rhedicina, fub OUR correspondent F. Y. in p.480 aftris
of your last Magazine, is at a loss Edita, cum centum turribus ipfa cades. to account “ Why the generality of Which I leave the translation of to your “ alh and oak trees, in the hedgc-rows, elegant correspondent, “ have put forth their leaves at the top Tui FAVORIS STUDIOSISSIMUS. " of them this fpring, whilst the under “ branches are not yet in lcaf." He MR. URBAN,
July 12. thinks it is from the coldness of the carth this year, by the frost remaining I Nonwerto QUERIST, p: 376, the
In ihis conjecture he is Hamburgh, in quarto, 1731, under the wide of the mark. The true reason is, title of " Salutaris Lux Evangelii,” &c. that in the evening of Sunday the 25th and is curious and interesting to the of May there was a very severe frost, Historian as well as Divine. It contains which destroyed all the shoots of those some original Epistles of the emperor trees which were then budding forth..
Julian. The ath, walnut, and fome oak trees, In return, let me ask if any of your were at this time putting forth in the readers can point out the author of ‘lower branches, which are always the “ Three Letters, containing Remarks forwardeft, as being nearest the root. on some of the numberlcís Errors and Thele, by the frost, were all destroyed, “ Defects in Dugdale's Baronage, and turned black, and dried away.
“ occasionally in some other Authors, Our curri fpondents Icem to have con 1728," 8vo.-I thould also be much founded the brass ftatue, which was certainly pleased to see some memorials of Mr. catt, with the innense rock on which it is Ellis, the schoolmaster of Sir R. Steele. placed. Edit,
(Proceedings in Parliament continued remedy. However, he said, he did not from p. 480.)
with to push it too hastily, but would give THE *HE Bill for securing to Ireland the timely notice for the second reading.
exclufive right of legislature and Mr. Burke's bill for explaining his judicarure having passed the committee act of last fefion for regulating the svithout oppofition;
pay-office (see p. 207) was brought A petition of the United Company of forward, and read a second time. This Merchants of England trading to the E. gave rise to a very fpirited conversation, Indies came next before the House. IC in which the leaders of the opposite parwas presented by Sir Henry Fletcher, ties hore a part; and the pensions of Col. when
Barvě (see p. 231') and Lord AlburMr. Chanc. Pist, by his Majesty's B ton were again revived. command, acquainted the House, that Some gentlemen expressed their fur: his Majesty, having been informed of the prise, that, notwithstanding the act of last contents, recommended the same to the year for regulating pensions, which liconfideration of the House. And being mited the Crown to grants of a very tri: read,
vial extent, pensions had been given Ordered, That the said petition be re to divers persons to a very considerable ferred to the consideration of a om-Camount, much beyond what the act almittee. And a committee was appointed luded to expressed. accordingly.-[As this perition contains In reply, it was said, that the operaa brief history of the Company's pro- tion of the act in queltion was not to ceedings ever since its first connection take ettea uill the 25th of April. This with Government in 1745, we have brought up julged it indispensably necessary to pre-D Mr. Burke, who to explain faid, That Serie is entire (see p. 609): And the the noble Marquis (Rockingham:) now rather as it exhibits a remarkable but no more, feeling that the Bill, froin the nelancholy proof of the precariousness moment of its introduction to the House, of property in this kingdom, where nei- would be binding upon him, from its ther the royal charters, nor acts of the le- fpirit, though not from the letter, exgislature, nor both united, can secure the prefled a with that it might be so framed poffeffion of individuals, nor of bodies as not to tie down his hands from giving of men united in one common intereft, e a pension of 2001. a-year to the widow of from the incroachinents of Ministers, a gallant-general officer, who scarcely had who may be inclined to oppose the om left her any thing except the merits of his nipotence of Parliament to the laws and wounds and his services. the rights of the constitution. )
Chanc. Pitt thought the act of last year Mr. Sec. at War brought up the Mu. wanted amendment, and complained tiny Bill; to which Mr. Fox objected of the hardships it imposed upon Goon the ground of impropriety, in voting vernment, by obliging Ministers to naran army when in fact there was not a Frow the King's expences within the comfagle person in the kingdom responsible pass of 850,000l. a year, and yet had for the conduct of that army. This, he only made a faving of 40,000l. a year said, might poflibiy encourage somebody in the expenditure. As to the idea of to do what people within these few day's being bound by the spirit of the act, he heard of without doors, namely, dissolve confeiled, he could not adopt it, and the Parliament; though he solemnly pro- thought himself as free, in the present tested he did not believe there could be a
moment, to set his hand to any pension man in the kingdom who would be de-Gthat should be thought jusly merited, perate enough to advise such a measure, as if no such act had ever existed. set it was prudent to guard against the Mr. Powys said, he would take the worst that could happen, by stopping the sense of the House next day, Whether bill for fome fhort time in its progress Ministers were or were not bound by the through the House.
1pirit of the act nor to heftow pensions Sec. at War begged leave just to re- exceeding the sums prescribed by the act ? mind the House that the act of last year, Mr. Baker thought it somewhat ex: for enabling Government to keep the Htraordinary, that, after the act alluded to. army together, would expire on the 25th by which the Crown was restrained from of this month; and that, if the Bill now granting more than 600cl. a year in offered should be delayed beyond that pensions, and from giving more than 302). time, :he consequences would adinit of no a year to any one person, a report should GENT. MAG. July 1783.