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by Xanthus Nebrissensis, fon to the and not a {p:akor only, of Apo'cgucs. gramınarian Antonio De Nebrixa, “ He is laid to have put down noring IX. AXOXYMI. LA. CRONICA. DEL. BEY.

“in writing;” so Dr. Bentley, in W'otDIR. KOURIS : O. con la Deftrugcion de El ton on Learning, p. 135, 142,

But paña, y como lus Mon la ganaron ; contiene now, though, sucior (Phadr. in Pradimas de la Historia, mucbas bivas razas y log.) docs not necessarily imply a wriaviscs muy provechosos. Folio en Toledo en ter, it commoniy docs. Caja de Juan Ferrer. 1543. EDIT:0. PRIN. II. The 'Athenians created a ftatue CEPS. Black lemer.

to him, Phædr. II. Epilogo, and it was This curious chronicle seems, by the the work of Lyfippus. Antholog. IV, rudeefs of its stylc, to have been writ Now Ætop was a puor unfortunate man, ten very carly, perhaps two hundred and came to an untinely end ; fo that years after the events, at which time it it is scarcely credible that, for a few aselates the discovery of the comb, and pologues delivered by word of mouth, infcription over it, of Don Rodrigo, at and of which, in all probability, the Visco in Portugal. The fact and in- rich Athenians could not have heard scription has been copied by the arch- hait; it is fcarcely credible, I say, that bishop Don Rodrigo ai length, and by in such case they hould ever have hoSebastian thc bifhop, and tren Morales noured him with an effigies made by fro in part, which stanips a character of o. grcat a master. On the contrary, oue pigia ality on our chronicle. It is not would rather imagine they had a whole vofanding disfigured by all the fa. volume of them. To mention it here, buous legends current in that ays, of the words of Phædrus are, aterna in the temptations, penitence, and death bafi, and this is justified by Prof. Bils of Don Rodrigo. This book is to ex man; and yet, as 1.ylippus wrought in ceedingly icarçe, that I never heard of brals, perhaps we thould read anea in another copy of it. The title-page is bas. ornamented with a large wood print, 111. Hæc propter illos feripta eji homines far representing the king Don Rodrigo, at.

bula, tended by his court, opening the fatal Qui h&is caufis innocentes opprimunt. tower at Toledo, a fable very gravely

PHÆDK, I. 1. repeated by Morales.

· Now as the matter of Phædrus's faX Del Sabin Aicayde ARVLCACIM. TARIF.

bles is net his, but taken, as he himicif ARENTARIQVE de Nacion Arab LA. HIS

informis us, from Ætop, Prolog. 1, la TOKIA. VERDADERA DEL REY. DON. RO the person who wrote must be Æfop.

IV. The fables were generally known MAYCOR. Traducido de Lengus Arabica por all over the world, at Athens, at Rome Miguel De Lura Iretprete del Rey Don Fee in the reign of Tiberius, when Phat lipe II. Quarto Madrid. 3676. Sexta lm- drus gave us five books of them in prefion.

verle, at Chæronca, where Plutarch, This original Arabic history contains, who mentions several of them, wrote, besides the historic facts of the period it &c. Babrias again exhibited them in treats of, a valuable geographical de ten books, and Avienus turned fortifcription of Spain. No book has been two of them into clegiac verfe ; a!! oftener rcprinted; mine is the fixth e. which seems to imply that the Aspian dition. The earliett I ever saw was fables had been committed to writing klated in Saragossa 1603. The translator by their author; and it is well observed has wisely prescrvodi the style of his o by the Oxford editors in their Praf. riginal, which informs you that it was • De illis [fabulis] pariter ac fi cum avruten in the city of Bucara in Africa, • scripta extarent, veteres loquuntur, et and finished on the third day of the • de Æfopo plerumque idem plane monil of Ramadan, in the year of the • verbis, quibus de alio fcriptore, uti Hegira: 142, which answers to the • folcbant. They add, and not impromonth of September 763 of the Chris- perly, • Quid, quod fabularum carun

dem, quras a Planude et Neveteto ac(To be continued.)

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• ut ab Æsopi ingenio profe&tas.' The No aqua fortis, or other corrosive, is conclusion is, that Æfop composed a in my house, much less in my bureau. book of fables, as well as other works, I thought once the lightning might unless you will say the volume so uni- have been attracted by the key being versally known was compiled by De. Icft in the bureau; but my leaving a 'metrius Phalereus t; and this, I think,, key in my bureau would have been al. may safely be drawn, notwithstanding most as extraordinary as the incident it. the observations of Dr. Bentley, since, felf, and I am almost positive this was as to Demetrius, he probably only eni not the case. At any rate, this will darged the collection. I am far from not account for none but silver coins contending, that our prefent book, as being injured, and only those in that given by the Oxonians A. 1718, af. drawer, while a large filver snuff : fords either Æfop's own language, or box ftood loose in the bureau, almost that of Demetrius; it has been mo under the key-hole, without being in dernised without doubt t: but this does the leaf hurt. not hinder us from believing, that £. My library, in which the bureau fop himself might write a book in his Aands, fronts the South; and there is a own words at first, and so say the Oxo• .chimney-board in the chimney. On nians, . Hoc quippe veterum plerisque the same floor is a drawing-room with • fibi licere existimarunt, ut eodem quo a bow-window into Hyde-park; the li• fcripta fua filo contexerent quas ille brary opens into the drawing-room, and {Æsopus] fecisset fabulas : quo fac- the

door may have been left open. • tum eft, ut ejusdem argumenti Apo• The cast of Rodney being the moft • logos disfimili oratione ac ftilo narra- remarkably injured, I shall leave it with • tos babeamus. Probably Æfop's own your ingenious editor, if he pleases, for diction, from its antiquity, or from die the inspection of curious friends. alect, for I presume he was a Phrygian,

X. might have become harsh and obscure, and this might be another rea. MR. URBAN,

Sept. 6. fon why Demetrius thought proper to E

'NQUIRY having been made after revive them by a new cdition.

the notorious Bradshaw, your rea. Yours, &c.

T. Row,

ders may pollibly be plcased with the

following list of “ persons removed afMR. URBAN, Knightsbridge, 08. 3. ter burial,” from an account of WestDERMIT me to communicate to the minster abbey, in a “ Survey” published Magazine, the only one that will bear

OLIVER CROMWELL, the arch-rebel. He the perusal of men of science, a minute, died of an ague Sept. 3, 1658. His body, for but most extraordinary incident, which the trench, was buried privately Feb. yo. I hope some of your corretpondents will After which a coffin was laid to reprelent endcavour to account for.

him in late, with his waxen effigies, at SoSoon after one of the thunder storms merset-house; his burial-lhew was at fucke which have been so prevalent this fea

an expence, that the second thadow of him,

his son Richard, could never discharge it. fon, I happened to look into a small

la an open chariot was his effigies crowued, drawer in my bureau, where diffcrent

carried in the most folemn manner, and decoins and medals, ancient and modern, pofited here, where he continued some time, are deposited. To my, great surprize, having a fumptuous tomb erected for him, three or four of the silver coins were

where the late Duke of Buckingham's now blasted, as though they had been cor stands. Of his removal hereafter. roded with very potent aqua fortis. That infamous wretch BRADSHAW, PreNone of those struck in other metals Sident of the mock-court of justice, where were at all touched, except one caft of he impudently insulted and gave sentence of Admiral Rodney in a kind of white death against his sovereign. He was a dark metal, resembling filsene What makes melancholy miscreant, and as well qualified this morc remarkable is, that though

to kill his prince or his father in private, as none but the filver medals are hurt, spair, 1. e. that he should do no more mif

to give judgement in public. He died in dethey by no means lay apart, but were

chief; for in other respects he was infernally scattered among the others, nay tliree

infatuated; his soul went to its place Nov. of them totally covered by them.

11, 1659, and left his wretched carcase in

the Dean's house here, which was made a Bentley, p. 138.

present to him for his good services. Thence See the Oxford Preface, it was brought into this church, and buried

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the 22d following; the Reforation follow MR. URBAN, ing soon after, there was no monument for "HE Guild-hall Giants having been him.

twice enquired after in your CoiHENRY IRITON, son-in-law to Crom

lection, I have taken the liberty, te well, who, in the time of the Rebellion, transinit you a remark of an ingenious raised himielf in the army, deputy under Cromwell in Ireland, where he fell ill Nov.

foreigner upon them, whose name is al16, 1650, and died there the 26th of the ready too distinguished in the republic same month) and in 1651 being conveyed to

of English literature to require mention-, England, his carcale landed at Bristol,

ing on so trivial a subject as this. He thence was pompoudly coureyed to London, -oblerved, that in almost all the Imperial where it lay in ttate in Somerset-hoose; the cities of Germany a similar Colossal stamotto on his hatchment being, ' Dulce est tue is erected in the courts of judicapro patria mori;” which, says Wood, an ture, to which is given the name of old Cavalier, is thus englished, “' It is Charlemagne, or of fume of the Knights good for his country that he is dead.” He who coin pored his round table, especiwas buried in Henry VII's chapel on the ally Rolando, otherwise called Orlando. 6th of Feb. foliowing, Dr. Owen preaching To thefe Giants he therefore attributed his fermon. Afirswards a itata!y tomb was crected over his grave, with his effigies and English history, and he conceived that

an origin as ancient as the Saxon æra of his wife's thereon. After the restoration of King Charles II.

this was confirmed by the titles of Gog his body, with that of Cromwell, was taken

and Magog, ufually coníerred upon up, on Saturday Jan. 26, 1660, and on the them, those names being the Hebrew Monday night following were drawn in two prototypes of all the Northern nations. several carts from Weftminfter to the Red I confefs myself not so fond of the fpiLion in Holbourn, where they continued all rit of antiquarian etymology as to beo' pight; the corple of Bradihaw, which had ftow much credit upon the latter cire been buried but little more than a year, was cumstance; the appellations of Gog and green and tank, therefore was not taken op Magog have been prostituted through till the morning following, and then was

all the ages both of past and future carried in a cart to the Red Lion, and the day following being the Royal Martyrdom, the Antichrift of the day of judgement;

times, from Noah and Prometheus to they were drawn to Tyburo on three Nedges, where they were pulled out of their coffins, they stick up at Guildhall in paficooard, and hanged on the several fides of the gala and have united to find a name for a lows, where they hung till next day fun-let, range of hills near Cambridge. This at whicb time they were taken dowo, had truly antiquarian proof is however not their heads cut off, and the trunks thrown without its share of plaufiility; and into a deep hole under the gallows, which perhaps the black Gerinan tagic on the ferves for the monument of their grave and Thield of the armed' figure may be admerit. Their heads were fixed on Weft- duced as a similar corroborating eviminfter-hall. ELIZA. CROMWELL, mother to Oliver, of the figure, as a Saxon, is sufficient

dence, though the nominal character daughter of Sir Richard Steward, Kot, died cause for that bearing. If these remarks ai Whitehall Nov. 18, 1654, and was buried are just, the Giants have a more auRestoration, taken op and buried with others thentic claim to be the representatives in St. Margaret's charch-yard.

of a Briton than a Saxon, than perhaps ELIZA. CLAYPOLE, daughter to Oliver, has hitherto been conceived. Many of died Aug. 7, 1658, and was buried in a vault the ornaments about them are indeed made purposely for her in Henry VII's chis evidently modern, but the spiked ball, pel, and removed with her mother.

pr rattle, in the hands of the British fWILLIAM TWISSL, D. D. Tome time gure, which resembles those fill prechaplain to Elizabeth, Princess Palatine, ferved among the engines of the Artildaughter to James I. and reétor of Newbury Sery company, is certainly of Britisk in Berkshire, a.famous disputant in the Ari origin ; fór Xiphilin dcfcribes a similar

hided with the rebels, was one of the Assembly of Dion Callius : “ Their weapons," says

British' weapon in his abridgement of Divines, and Prolocutor'to them. . He died ic 1645, and was buried July 24, near pr.

he, speaking of the Britons, Outram's tomb in the South cross; and on

" Thield and a short fpear, having a Şept. 14, 1661, was taken up, with May like an apple, designed by its shaking

piece of brass at its lower end shaped Marshal, &c, and buried with them in a pic at the back-door of the Prebendaries lodgings. to terrify their enemies." If this extract is inserted, you shall

Some of the descendants of President foon hear again from

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reside ncar Belfast in the North of Ire “This figure I saw without any emda fand. They are of the seat of Quakers. tion or fatpicion; it came down the qua. Tours, &c.

H. draugle, came out at the gate, and

walked up the High-forect; we followed MR. URBAN, Hackney, Sept. 23, it with our eves till it came to Cat-ftreet, Y OU have joferted a remarkable fto- where it was loft. The trumpet then

ry in your Magazine for May last, founded, and Mr. Ballard and I parted, p. 412, I here inclose you another nara and I went into the hall, and thought rative of that kind, which undoubtedly no more of Mr. Bonnell, comes as well authenticated as the ter “ In the evening the prayers of the timony of an individual can render it. chapel wcre desired for one who was in This memorandum was lately found a. a very fick and dangerous conditior, mong thc papers of the her. Mr. When I came out of the chapel, I enMores, laie of Layton in EiTex, former. quired of one of the scholars, James ly of Qucen’s.college, Oxford, (a geo- Harrison, in the hearing of feveral others ileman of unquestionable veracity, and who were standing before the kitchen highly respected for his learning and fire, who it was that was prayed for! abilities, who died in the vear 1778.) and was answered, Mr. Bonnell, fen, It fell into the hands of his fon, Ed- Konnell, fen. faid I, with astonishment, ward Rowe Mores, Esq. viro has au what's the matter with him he was thorised me to lay it before the public, very well to-day, for I saw him go out by means of your Magazine. The to dinner. You are pery much iniftz MS. thall remain with you for fonie kon, answered the scholar, for he has time, for the inspection of any gentic: not been out of his bed for foine days, mau who may with to have the fullest I then alerted more positively that I conviction of the authenticity of fo in- bad feen him, and that a gentleman teresting a relation. The hand-syriting * was with me who taw him too. I believe you can teftify, as you were “ This came presently to the ears of well acquainted with the man.

Dr. Fothergill, who had been my tutor. Yours, &c. J. PAYNE. After fupper he took me afide, and “ Mr. John Bonnell was a Com- questioned me about it, and said, he was moner of Queen's-college; he was re very sorry I had mentioned the matter markable in his person and his gait, and so publickly, for Mr. B. was danger. had a particular manner of holding up oufly ill. I replied, I was very sorry his gown behind, so that to any one too, but I had done it innocently; and who had but once feen him he might be the next day Mr. B. died. known by his back as easily as by his Enquiry was made of Mr. Ballard face.

afrei wards, who related the part which “On Sunday, Nov. 18. 1750, at noon, he was witness to in the same manner as Mr. Ballard, who was then of Magd., I have now related it; adding, that I coll. and myself, were talking together toid liim the gentleman was one Mr. 2t Parker's door. I was then waiting Bonnell, and that he came from Stan. for the found of the trumpet, and fud- ton-Harcourt.

E.R.M." denly Mr. Ballard cricd out, Lord have mcrcy upon me, who is that coming out

MR. URBAN, of your college? I looked, and saw, as

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N exactness jo names and dates, re: I supposed, Mr. Bonnell, and replied, staring such as have been loft, and lle is a gentleman of our house, and his reducing to certainty what has long name is Bonnell; he comes from Stan- been doub:ful, are circumstances genc. ton-Harcourt. My God! said Mr. rally attended to by the curious; but is Ballard, I never saw such a face in all profetedly thc bunncfs of chronologers my life. I answered fightly, His face and antiquaries. If then it be judged is much the same as it always is ; I think of moment that inaccuracies and crrore it is a little more inflamed and fivelled like these thould be removed, which, than it is fometimes, perhaps he has not only for information, but for the buckled his land too tight; but I should fake of truth, they certainly should, it not have obscrved it if you had 110t fpo- cannot be lefs proper to prevent the like ken. Well, faid Mr. Ballard again, I mistakes in future. To this end, Sir, never shall forget hiin as long as I live; I address you (who have so often dirand seemed to be much difconcertcd tinguished yourself in correcting miland frightened.

takes) respecting a name, the propriety 10 is certainly tir. dures's. EDIT. of which ihould surely be settled and

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ferred; as he who bears it will long be different from that it ought to have had, remembered and admired as an artist. And, after all, it is more than probaThe Catalogue of the Royal Academy ble that the whole mistake (if it be a Exhibition of this year gives this ar- mistake) arises from the two latt letters cift's

's name Zoffany; some of the public of the name (though they have tittes papers Zoffani; but the character prints, over them) taking the form of a yi such as Beard, Shuter, and Dunítall, in and thus (Tupposing the tittles to have one, and Foote and Weston in ano. been over-looked) fixing the mistake, gher, write it Zoffanij, all which ways, and thereby erroncoully rendering the I presume, are wrong, but the first word Zoffany instead of Zoffanii. most fo: And yet, if I may judge from

Yours, &c.

N. N. what I hear, and from a recent instance, P.S. . It is necessary to observe, that I will here give you, Zoffany, accentud our artist being now in the East Indie", on the first syllable, seems to threaten recourse canr or be had to himself, as if being the general usage. For being he were on the pot. latcly at a friend's house and seeing the portrait of his father, I asked him,

who MR. URBAN, painted it? Zófany, SirNor did I compliance with the requeft in, p.

come from an illiterate 76 fon, but from a gentleman and a scho- passage in Linné's Iter Wettrogoth, p. lar; and it being so contrary to my 214; and am yours, &c.

D. conception of the artist's proper name, “ Oaks grew in greater quan:icy on I cannot but with, for the sake of pro- Hunneberg.than in any other place in priety and truth, that you would inform this neighbourhood; they covereu'enus how he ivrites and expresses his name tirely the sides of the mountain, and himself; which, once known, ought to were very coinmon on the top of it. be our in variable guide.

The oaks that grew on the sides were Zoffany is by no means an English not very large, and those on the top still name, but is, if I may lo say, an at lets. The last had fome particular apçempt to anglify a foreign one; Zoffani, pearance unlike the common oak; the with an i final, is undoubtedly foreign, stems were thinner, the riad whiter and but, I believe, is not the name of our almost covered with hypnums, so that artist : Zoffanij, as in the above-named they looked more like beech than oak. prints, is nearer the truth; yet, I pre- The branches hung down more than in sume, it is not the whole truth. I the common oak. The leaves were judge the name to be. Zoffanii, a word of a deeper green, more compact, more of four syllables, and accented on the thining, and without spots: the undersecond thus: Zoffanii. Now to call side was of a clearer green, with whiter a man Zoffany whose name is Zoffanii, veins; the leaves were also more bent is a corruption not to be adopted or back at the base. But all these inarka tolerated, efpecially too where the were not fufficient to give a good diffen works of so eminent a painter are likely rentin jpecifica. At lait I obterved that to live for ages. It will, perhaps, be the fruits had no footstalks, whence I here asked, why I should doubt the concluded it to be a different variety, exactness of a name as given in the never beforu observed by Swedish Botaa prints? I answer, that both engravers

nifts, viz, Quercus la:ifolia mas, que and writing-masters, though excellent brevi pedunculo ejt.

Bauh. pin. 419 in their way, are sometimes found de or Pladyphilios mas.

Dalech. hift. 2. ficient in orthographical niceries; and, I asked the farmers if the wood was perhaps, while indulging an inclination harder or more durable, or if it had any to flourish, depart from accuracy with other property different from that of out intending to to do. In the present common vak; bur they .could give me cafe, if Zofanii be the true name, the no information about it. I don't doubt laft letter of it, as in the print, should but a variety so distinct may have irs, not have been jay, or, the consonant, own properties, and serve for several or tailed jay as it is sometimes called) purposes different from our common but it should have been the vo i, oaks." The tittles, over the two last letters, thew that the engraver meant them as MR. URBAN, two letters, but then it was an unpar THE

HE inclosed letter “ On falzing donable blunder in him to give a letter meat and purifying foul and ferid whose meaning and exprellion is totally water” has been published, as you will Gent. Mag. 08. 1783.

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