above named abbot, prior and convent, 9, 1632. 3. Nifis verberans et vapulans have caused the common feal of our decantalus per Mufas vergiferás, juridicas., chapter to be affixed. Given in our The occasion of the latter was briefly chapter-house the xxviiith day of April, this: The three sons of a Mr. Colman, in the xxvth year of King Henry the of Payton-hall (Carbonius et Carbunculi) Eighth, and in the year of our Lord being admitted at Hadleigh school, one of 1533.”

them in less than two years, unprovoked, The waxen impression, stiil perfect, and unthreatencd, ran away; but a few has on the face St. Edmund fitting on months after, in the absence of the a royal throne, with a bishop standing master and scholars, thought proper to on each fide; on the revere he is bound enter the school-room and filthily beto a tree, and transfixed with arrows. daub a wooden horse, used for the purBelow, in another compartment, is the pose of Magellation ; secn, however, by body of St. Edmuod, headless; and near

one of the boys, and boasting of it it a wolf, bringing back the royal head afterwards to others. A week after, to refore it to the body. The in- accompanied by a relation, he returned ftrument is thus indorsed, Irrotulatur to repeat his prank, but was then deper me, Walterum Mildemey. A tran

tected by his master, who very properly script of this sealed indenture remains chastifed him, but gently, giving hin in the court of augmentations.

only four lashes, For this alfault (as Whenever a married woman wished it was termed) an action was brought to be pregnant, this white bull, who against him by the father, at Bury afenjoyed full ease and plenty in the fields sizes, and the damages were laid at 401. of Habyrdon, never meanly yoked to

This action Mr. Hawkins was obliged the plough, nor ever cruelly baited at

to defend, at great trouble and expence, the itake, was led in procefsion through and at last, before issue was joined, the the principal streets of the town, viz.

plaintiff withdrew his plea. All the Church. street, Guildhall-street, and circumstances of this case, the law Cook-row, of which the last led to the process, &c. are defcribed with great principal gate of the Monastery, at elegance and humour; and several comiended by all the monks singing, and mendatory poems are prefixed. a thouting crowd, the woman walking by him, and stroking his milk-white

MR. URBAN, side, and pendent dewlaps. The bull T HE annexed Plate of the ancient ed the church, and paid her vows at mandy, copied from an engraving in the altar of St. Edmund, kifling the Montfaucon's Monumens de la Monarchie kone, and intreating with tears the Françoise, may poslibly prove sufficient. bletsing of a child. This reminds one ly interesting to be ranked amongst the of the Luperci among the Romans, who curious bridges which have been already ran naked about the streets, and with illustrated in your valuablc Miscellany: thongs of goatskins struck women with certain it is, that this bridge, when it child in order to give eafy labour. Virg. existed, was onc of thote monuments of Æn. VIII. 663.

grandeur and magnificence which reThe above are extracted from the

flccted honour on the descendants of the Corolla Varia of the Rev. William Norman Line. Hawkins*, M. A. schoolmafter, of

The Empress Matilda, dau of Hen. Hadleigh in Suffolk, an entertaining 1, being disappointed in her claims in and classical but now scarce publication, the English crown, established her teria printed at Cambridge in 1634 t. It

dence at Rouen, where the distinguithed consists of 1, Ecloga tres Virgiliana den herself in works of piety and ruunificlinatę; Tityrus, ad Peltifugium; Pollio,

cence. She died there A. D. 1167, and od Poftliminium; Gallus, ad faflidum.

was buried in the abbey of Bec , funne 2. Corydon. Aufuga five lepotivo doxice time after having built, at her own priPaftorilia Accipiendo Reverendo Patri ac

vate colt, this noble bridge, the wonder domino Joanni Episcopu Roffenfi per binos Schola Hadleiana Alumnos recitato. Apr: City of Rouen, mentions this bridge as

Farin. in his admirable History of the

remarkable for the height of its arches, * He styles himself Nisus. See Ovid. Met.1.8.

+ It appears by the register of Hadleigh, See her epitaph in Dom. Bourget's “Hifthat “ Mr. William Hawkins, Curate, was tory of the Abbey of Bef, Lond. 1779," ::99. buried June 29, 1637."


Sept. 15.

of the age.

* hich, according to liim, were 13 in fead of the draw-bridge in the centre, number, and the bridge 75 toises in the bridge now folds back on itself by length; but De Bras, in his Antiquities, means of iron rollers worked by copper fays, it had 18 arches.

pullies, and fix men open and hut it This disagreement between the two with the utmost ease 1 writers may perhaps be reconciled even The Castle (marked A in the Plate) with the representation in the Plate of a was built in the year 1419, by Henry V. fillimaller number of arches, when it king of England, after his victories in is considered that the city of Rouen was France; and it was from this cafle g or fo confined by the steep hills with which fortress that Charles VII. of France it was surrounded, as to have made it drove the Duke of Somerset, when the neceffary to contract the bed of the river city of Rouen was befieged by the French Stine at different times in order to en. in 1449, a fatal blow to the power of large tlre town,

which alterations would the English in Normandy. unavoidably leffen the number of arches. The first arch began at the Quai near MR. URBAN,

Nov. 14. Grand Pont gate.

As your ingenious and useful Maga: Servin, in his History of Rouen, 1975, 12 mo. vol. I. p. 230, says, “ it was re- present instruction, but for the infor markable for the prodigious height in marion of pofterity, every error which the centre; and that Le Brosse the archi- creeps into that work (and very difficult rect, who was employed to repair it it is to keep such works from error) 1570, found three faults in it; that it tends to mislead the present generation, avas too long, too high, and too narrow, and to deceive the next. I thall there

This bridge, having stood upwards of fore intreat your permission to correct a three centuries, began to fill to ruin few mif-informations : Aug. 22, 1502, when three of the arches

P. 706, you give the device of the failed; and in 1533 two more arches seal of the Bank of Ireland ; and the tharing the same fate, the whole was coat of arms belonging to that incorpo. repaired with wood at the expence of the ration; and are made to inform the city, which served the purpose of a bridge public that such device, and the motto about 30 years ; but in 1564 it was tiereto, were the productions of one found fo dangerous as to be disused, and Mr. Gorges Edmund Howard : a perin 1661f the whole was destroyed, ex son whom your deceived informant cepting fix piers which now remain, and mentions as the parent of that Bank, which were left with a view of construc- and the inan who directed the plan ting a wooden bridge upon them. thereof-Whether the device and in.

From this time people ferried over the scription before mentioned, at least in riter over-against the gate, which from their present form, be the real prothat circumitance retains the name of duction of this Mr. Howard or not, the Ferry Gate. In 1626 was begun I fall only say is a matter extremely the fainous bridge of boats, which is the questionable. But that he was any wonder of Rouen, and the only one of parent of this bank, or the director of the kind in France. It was undertaken the plan thereof, is a misrepresentation on the declaration of several architects, of fome person who preferred the grathat the river was too rapid, and too tifving of private vanity to the com. much in Fuenced by the tide, to admit munication of useful intelligence. The of a ftone bridge. A wooden bridge plan of this bank is totally founded upon was laid on 19 great boats joined toge that of the bank of England; wherein I ther, and fafiened at intervals by piles 'suppose Mr. Howard himfelf will not diisen into the bed of the river. This pretend that he had any concern; and the bridge role and fell with the tide, and regulation and establishment of the continued in use till the sudden tweit of bank of Ireland were owing to the the river after the hard frost 1709 broke pains and affiduity of David La Touche, and carried it away. It was repaired in Etq; its present worthy governor, and its present form, by which every four boats can be separated and joined toge- P: 35, observes, that the expence of keeping ther again, in less than six hours *. In; of 4001. a year.

it is very considerable, amounting to upwards

Servin Hift. de Rouen, vol. II. pp.98,99. * 1659. Servin.

This castle, manifefly built to guard + Dr. Ducarel, who describes this floating the entrance of the bridge, was taken down e in his “ Tour through Normandy," about three years ago. 6


the it. hon. John Foster, with the affift. if such was refused by him, you may ante of Mr. Hoffman, an ingenious rest assured he did not decline it by reamerchant of Dublin; nor had this Mr. fon of any deficiency in the abilities of Howard even the care of preparing or his son, or through any apprehension of modelling the charter; which was such a calamity, as your correspondent drafted and settled by persons in every 'ungenerously (to fay no worse of it) refpect different from Mr. Howard; in has chosen to represent. which clafs also must be reckoned all So far I have presumed to correct your those who recommended the scheme of account of this extraordinary man; fufthis inftitution to the notice of the fer me now to add something to it. government of Ireland.

Mr. Burgh was admitted to the Irish P. 894, the account you give of bar in February 1769, and foon afterthe late Lord Chief Baron Burgh I wards elected representative in parliaam enabled to set right, principally ment for the University of Dublin. In from my own knowledge :- This truly 1777 he was appointed the King's prime learned judge, so far from having his serjeant ar law, and very soon after, paternal fortune impaired by his fa- wards nominated one of the privy counther's imprudence, as you were made cil. From this honourable station of to assert, was obliged for such fortune prime ferjeant the discontents which to the diligence and care of that father you mention induced him to retire in in his profession of a barrister, who, 1779; but in the year 1782 he was realthough a man of some expence, stored to that employment, and in Miwas not by any means a person of ex- chaelmas Term, in the same year, pretravagance; and who died when his moted to the dignity of lord chief baron fon, the late Chief Baron, was under of the Court of the Exchequer; in three years of age. This Anceftor of which respectable station, truly made fo the Chief Baron, whose names were by him, he died at Armagh, upon his Ignatius Husey, married a lady of fa circuit, of a fever, aged 41 years and mily of the name of Burgh, towards fome months. Thence his body was the decline of his life, and left iflue removed, and interred next unto that by her onc fon only, and some daugh of his wife (whose name was originally ters; this son was afterwards the Chief Burgh), in the cemetery of St. Peter's Baron, and afterwards, by the death of Church in Dublin. his mother's only brother, a moiety of a You, Mr. Urban, I trust, will do this considerable real estate devolved upon justice to an injured youth, and excuse the Chief Baron (but. before he filled my troubling you with these particulars that office); and he thenceforth allumed of a character so well known to num. the name of Burgh, in addition to his bers in Great Britain, and admired in former surname of Hussey-The profits every place where known; and the ra. of his profession, while a practising ther, as this trouble proceeds as well counsel, never did arise to the late from a desire to do justice unto a person Chief Baron unto the amount of unable, at present, to speak for himself, -39ool. yearly, as you are led to men, as from a fincere wish to add to the gion; but his debes did considerably merit of your very useful and entertainexceed the sum fpecified in your ac, ing compilation, by regulating fo much count; and which were much increased of it as I can, according to truth. And by means of his new edifying his feat this leads me to express a wish that at Donore, in the county of Kildare, in matters relative to Ireland were not so an uncommon style of clegance. frequently mifrepresented by profound

You were further imposed upon by ignorance, distorted by illiberal prejuthe information given you that the late dice, as I, with concern, fce they are, Chief Baron's fon was an idiot, as is . and which any pains of mine thall nos injurioully mentioned; the very reverse be wanting to rectify, should you'cnof this being the truth. He is a youth courage any further correspondence now, aged about 11 years, of a difpofi- from, Sir, your constant reader and tion and abilities that promise to do ho- humble servant, MELIFONT. nour to himself, and to give the utinast P, S. Permit me allo to inencion that satisfaction to his friends, and is now at your account, in September 1757, page one of the most eminent schools in Irc. 436, thar Mr. Malone and Mr. Morres land. Whether the honour of peerage were appointed Irish judges, Mr. Ed. was refused by, or unto, the late Chief Malone prime terjeant, and Mr. Pery Baron, is noi at preleat suaterial; but, attorney.generai, is very errancou:.-

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Mr. Edm. Malone never was prime fer In last year's Supplement, article Quae jeant; nor Mr. Pery, who is the present drille, read Pips for Picks. speaker of the House of Commons in

Yours, &c. T. Row. Ireland, ever attorney-general. Mr. Morres, who is yet living, has never MR.URSAN, Ecclefball, Nov. 15. been a judge; nor was Mr. Malone a TAVING accidentally fome business judge until the year 1767, when the at this place, I rode yesterday to before-mentioned Mr. Edm. Malone Newport, where I was much surprised was appointed a justice of the Court of to find living Mrs. Serle, housekeeper, Common Pleas, wherein he died in the for many years, to Pope, and whose year 1774

husband is immortalised by the verse

“ Tye up the knocker, Jann." και γάρ εισί τινες, ώ φίλοι, έλείον,

Much did I regret that the shortness από τα ημετέρα γένος ομολογώντες αυτόν of my fay prevented me from convertΧριςόν είναι, άνθρωπον δε εξ ανθρώπων ing with this lively and agreeable old γενόμενος αποφαινόμενοι. Juffin, M.

Her memory is but little im. Dialog. p. 144, ed. Marani.

paired, though she is ncar, if not more THIS, Mr. URBAN, is a much con

than 90 years of age. What much troverted passage in this great author, distresses me is the narrowness of her but, in my opinion, the sense of it has circumstances, which cannot keep po. been utterly mistaken. The Latin ver verty from her. Much do I with, Mr. fron in Maranus's noble-edition stands, Urban, that you will communicate this "Sunt eniin quidam, Ainici, ex genere anecdote to the publick, in hopes of obnoftro, qui cum Chriftum cfle confi- taining relief for this respectable wo. “ tentur, quamvis hominem cx hominis man. It is fincerely to be withed that "bus generatum pronuntiarent;" and Dr. Johnson had known of Mrs. Serle then the learned editor gives us a long before his Lives were published.

Y. Z. notc, to thew that impetigo gerous (which

Yours, &c. he admits to be the true reading, in opposition to Bp. Bull, Mr. Jebb *, and

MR. URBAN, Dr. Thirlby t, who contend for ipse WH

HEN I was in thc Highlands of

Scotland I saw no timber on the Tépou) is to be interpreted of the Ebio- high mountains, except in those places niles. Then comes Dr. E. Harwood,

near houses of the nobility, most of them in your last Magazine, p. 831, and

not exceeding 50 or 60 years growth. translates it in English, My friends, I In some places, at the bottoms of the “ laid, there are fome of our society who mountains, there were ath, but none of "acknowledge him to be Christ, but o affirm him to be a man, born from

a large fize. omen."- These gentlemen all agree former times the mountains were cover.

All the Highlanders agree, that in in interpreting átà tê netipe pércus ed with timber, but in the wars with of our society, of us Chriftians, and con

cach other were cut down, and that the necting the words with the preceding, roots of them now remained. I went sisi tines; but surely, Sir, those terms several times to find them; but what I relate to the following, Xessòr divas, fo faw never had any timber upon them, that the sense is, and the version should and appeared to be nothing more than be, “For there are some, my friends, I our underwood.

taid, who acknowledge Christ to be of Qu. Is there any proof that they had our buman race, declaring him to be a timber on their inountains?

man, burn of men.” This accords Qu. 1 fois a distinct class of people perfectly with the context, is a natural in the Highands, which they called construction of the words, and is con. Sheelers, but could never learn who fonant also to fact, for both Cerinthus they were, or whence they came. They and Ebion, as well as our modern Soci- seemed to move from place to place, nians, held our Saviour to be a mere like the wild Arabs; and were faid ro man, άνθρωπος εξ ανθρώπων. Thus από live independent of laws, to have the Tš impelépe yirous means not the Ebionites, women and children in common among as Maranus would have it, or any other them, and to pay no regard to the rites heretical Christians, but the human of marriage. -A history of these people race in general.

would be curious, and giỏe great faris+ Thirlby, p.234. faction to many of your readers. H.S.


* Jebb, p. 142.


Summary of Proceedings in Parliament on neglect, in transmitting dispatches to In

ibe Motion for ibe original Minutes of dia (see P: 729).] tbe Seleet Committee on India Affairs, Li Newhaven rose, aos! ftated to the from which the Seventh Report of ibe House, that as a prosecution had been said Committee is founded.

commenced in the courts below against

A Meslrs. Powell and Beňbridge, the moSIRI IR Wm. Jahes complained that the Arion, he had the honour to make on the

7th report contained a charge of fraud 24th of April (see p. 737), was and alteration of rlie company's records, longer neceflary; he therefore moved which, if applied to himn or to Mr. Sul- that it might be discharged. liran, the hon. gent, must know to be Sir Cecil Way opposed the motior, false; he therefore thought he had a on the ground of not only enquiring into right to call upon him to declare that B'the tealon of their dismillion, but like, They were not concerned in any such wise to bring under the consideration of fraud.

the Houfe the re-inftating of the two Gen. Smilh did not think himself gentlemen allưded to afier their difbound to make any fuch declaration; all miffion; for his own part, he could no that he should say for the present was, help saying that the act of restoring them that a fraud had appeared to tie coin marked very little regard to decency mittee, and an altefation made in thic C when both the late Altorney and Solicia records of the E. I. Company.

tor General had concurred in opinion, Sir Wm. James obte vedi that, as the that criminal prosecutious ought to be - Hon. Gen. had refused the satisfaction instituted against them. he defired, that gentleman ought to con Sir P. J. Clerke could not admit that fider himself as pledged to the House to any thing Mould be brought before clie make good charges of so ferious a nature, DHouse that might prejudice the minds of which it would be highly unjust and a jury; he therefore was for discharging disrespear fut to the Hodle to make with• the motion, out a good foundation.

The Sil. Gen. said, the profecution Mr. Powys faid, he had read the re was noi yer commenced; but was in fora port and the relolusions; and he thought wardness. Their conduct had been rethey did neither the accufer nor the ac-prefented to him and his learned brother cused any great credit.

as highly criminal; and they were to Gen. Smirb did not understand such meet to consult upon, it oest sporaing. language. He was so acculer. He And he assured the Houle is should bc tood then as chairinan of a committee, carried on in good carneft. appointed by the H. of Commons, under Mr. Burke role, not in his own dea whore orders lie was a£ting i and it was fence, he said, but in defence of the impullible for him to antirer questions (wo unfortunate gentlemen who were individually which respected the whole the subject of the present debate. For cominicoce at large.

himself, he felt che lunthine of content to Mr. F. Montngu was of opinion, that forcibly on his mind, that, were the art the copy of the minutes miglit larisfy itte undone, lie was fure lie tould do it House as well as the minutes chemtelves, again. He confidered diem as com. and moved that the word "cupy" thould mitted to his protection by the land of stand in the mouion (Iee p. $31) in the Providence, and that he bad clone no room of the word “ original."

more than his duty in restoring them to sir A; Ferguson was of the fame opinion. their places. At the fame time, he de

The qucition was, then put, with the clared he was far froin meaning to in. amendment, and carried without division, pute any Islame whatever to tfré C. Hon.

do was then moved, That there be laid Gentleman, his predeceffur, who had before the Houfe a bill of parcels deliver difinitled them. Fle might sce the maio ed by Mr. Stralian to the E. Incia Cour. ter in a different point of view from thać pany for copies of the ał, patled in 1781,H in which he be held it, and, having acted, relating to the administration of julice upon his conscience and his judjenient, in Bengal, which was also agreed to. he had acted warrantably and even land.

[On a former day Gen. Smith rose to ably; For himself, lo conscious was he bring this matter fó. ward by moving fea of the rectitude of their intentions, that veral resolutions, the object of which it was contrary to the prayers and intreawas to censure Sir Win james aird Mr. ties of the parties themselves that h bad Sullivan for some neglect, or suppold sestored them; that the public cou d reGENT. MAG. Nov. 1783


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