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intended to publish will best set forth his then intentions. I am not aware whether it wils actually ever printed or not.

“ A plan of a commercial map of England, and a discourse on the uses of it. - 1749. It is above twelve years since I drew up the scheme and wrote a discourse on the uses of a commercial map of England, and made some progress in the map itself, but finding it to be a work of much expense as well as labour, and meeting with no proper encouragement, I was obliged to fling it aside. The scheme, with the discourse, now appears to the public, at the desire of a person for whose understanding and virtue I have the highest regard, and who has inclined me to think that, even unattended with the work, it may be of use. J. D.

“A map of England, which will describe the general courses of its hills and vales; of its coal, iron, lead, copper, and tin mines ; beds of fuiler's earth, potter's clay, and salt springs; of its rivers and their navigations, natural, improved, and improvable. Which will also express at all considerable manufacturing towns, their cheapest manufactures, and where communications should be made, from river to river, or from one port or town to another, by good roads or canals, for the better circulation of our trade. Around the margent will be plans (in the largest scale) of some ports, rivers, roads, &c., in supposed improvements. This map, in some measure, will be drawn scenagruphical ; marking with small shadowings the most uneven surfaces of the island, &c , &c."

The description with remarks on improvements and products extends to some length, and is a very beautiful MS. written on one side only. In one of his earlier MS. books is the original dedication :--" To the truly noble; and to the promoters of most great works, the merchants of England ; and to all manufacturers, traders, and men of bonest industry ; this map is dedicated &c."

Part of a sérmon of 1748 is written on two draft letters as follows:

* Dear B.--You hare enclosed a second parcel of the Poem. I hope you are very well. I am very much recovered, and begin to fancy myself and those mistaken who thought my lungs were ulcerated, for I cough but very little, and now and then drink a glass of wine, which agrees witb me. I am, Dr. Bro. &c.

* Madam-l pon enquiry, I liked the character of the servant I mentioned, and having sent for him was surprised that his mother with whom he now lives will not let him go away now to service. It seems that the reaping of potatoes and onions is so protilable to the people here, that even boys set up and thrive on the business.***

The period we have been reviewing, is not eventful, the next will be full of literary and personal interest.

Darlington, Decembır, 1847.

VOL. V., NO, XXI.

FINE ARTS.

The effort now making in England to popularize the Fine Arts has proved very successful in its application to the beautiful materials for which Mr. Copeland's Potteries have been so long distinguished. Among the more striking and elegant specimens we have seen produced in Staffordshire porcelain, we may instance a series of groups, statuettes, &c., after Gibson, Foley, Wyatt, and other artists; Psyche, Undine, Paul and Virginia, &c., and an interesting collection of busts, including those of Shakespeare, Byron, Dryden, Wellington, and Nelson. These exquisite productions may be seen at Mr. Eldred's Repository of Arts, 168, New Bond Street, and are well worthy a minute examination.

THE BALIOLS.

To the Editor of The Putrician.

Sir,- In your February number, appears a letter from Mr. Boys, of Margate, whom I have the pleasure of knowing to be a most distinguished professional gentleman, upon a subject which cannot but be interesting; namely, the Genealogy of the Baliols, competitors for the Crown of Scotland. I have, therefore, endeavoured, in the course of my Genealogical and Historical occupation to obtain some irrefragable evidence on the subject. For the present I will quote the Parliamentary Rolls of those who sat in Parliament, and in my next researches, bring out the records, which evidence is indisputable.

Guy de Baliol was a Baron of William the Conqueror, he was succeeded temp. King Stephen, by (2) Barnard Baliol, his son and heir, who was succeeded by (3) his son Eustace, reg. King John ; who was succeeded by (4) his son Hugh, temp. Henry the III. ; who was succeeded by (5) his son and heir John Balio), temp. Henry III. He died in 1268, and was succeeded by (6) his son and heir Hugh, who died in 1271, without issue; and was succeeded by (7) his brother and heir, Alexander Baliol, temp. Edward I., who died 1278; and was succeeded by (8) John, his son, the competitor for the Crown of Scotland, and King of Scotland, the last “Baron” de Baliol. Alexander, his brother, was summoned to Parliament in 1300.

In the reign of Henry III., there were three other Barons by tenure of “ Baliol : "one Henry Baliol, supposed to have been brother of Hugh, the 4th Baron above, and died in 1245. Another, Eustace Baliol, who was living in 1269. Another, Bernard de Baliol, living in 1243. So says Sir H. Nicolas. I must reserve for a future number, particulars of these warriors, if you should think this worthy of record.

I am, yours, faithfully,
CHARLES DELACY NASH,

Parliamentary Agent. Montague Street, Portman Square,

Christmas Eve.

CHANGE OF NAMES IN 1917.

January 2._ William Richard in compliance with the will of his Baker Smith, of Party seal, co. Mon. 'aunt, Elizabeth Watcley, of Handsmouth, ('omim. R. N. in respect to worth, to take the name of Pyddoke his maternal aunt Sophia Sellon, only, and bear the arms of Pyddoke sister of the late Rev. W. Sellon, I quarterly, with his own arms. Rector of St. James's, Clerkenwell, 1 February 26.---William Leaming, to take the name of Sellon in lieu of Wray, co. Lancaster, gentleman, of Smith, and bear the arms of Sci., in compliance with the will of John lon in the first quarter.

Marshall, of Wray, Esq., to take the January 12.-Samuel Potter of name of Marshall only. Broadstairs, Surgeon, and Mary Ann March 4. -John Aston, of Scis. his wife, daughter of Henry Lodge, i don, in the parish of Trysull, co. of Stoke Newington, gentleman, in Stafford, in compliance with the will compliance with the will of Mary of his brother, Thomas Peach Pudsoy, Ann, widow of Paulin Huggett, of of Scisdon, Esq., to bear the name Stone-farm, St. Peter's, Thanet, gen., and arms of Pudsey only. tleman, to take the name and arms March 29.-Catherine Dealtry, of Huggett only.

of Thorp-upon-the-hill, in the parish February 3 --- John Desborough of Rothwell, and of Springfield Walford, of Bentley Hall, Suttolk, Hlouse, in the parish of Wakefield, grutleman, only child of Desborough co. York, widow of Benjamin Deal. Walford, of Ipswich, by Harriett, try, of Great Grandsden, co. Camonly child of John Gosnall, of Bent- bridge, Esq., she being sole heiress ley Hall, Esq., to take the name of of her grandfather, Metcalf Proctor, Gosnall, after Walford,

of Thorp-upon-the-hill, Esq., to take February 4.- Patteson Holgate, the name and arms of Proctor, inof Brigg, co. Lincoln, gentleman, in | stead of Dealtry. compliance with the will of Philip! April 13.--- Augustus Saltern Wil. Gedney, of Withycombe, Rawligh, lett, of Tapley, in Westleigh, Devon, co. Devon, Esq., as well as the will. E«., grandson of the W. S. Willett, of Jane Eliza, widow of the said, Captain R. N. by Ilesther, sister of Philip Gedney, and sister to the said. John Cleveland of Tapley, Esq., to Patteson Holgate, to take the name take the name and arms of Cleveland of Gidney, aft:r that of Iloldgate. only.

February 4.-Algernon Charles April 13. Henry George Wind. Percy, of Hodnet, Esq. to take the sor Aubrey, of Exeter College Oxname of Heber, after Percy, and ford, gentleman, eldest son of II. G. bear the arms of Heber, in the Windsor, of Barbados, merchant, in second quarter.

compliance with the will of Elizabeth February 10.-Rev. E. Watcley, Anne, wife of G. W. Aubrey, of M. A. of Budgworth. Gloucester, ; Montreal, Esq., to continue to use grandson of John Whatley, by the name of Aubrey, after Windsor. Mary, only child of Joseph Pyddoke, 1 April 20.–Cecil Mina Bolivar

Townshend, of Magdalen College, Esq., (formerly Beevor,) of Great Oxford, Esq., Cornet 13th Light | Melton, Norfolk, now residing in Dragoons, to discontinue the name the kingdom of Tuscany, son and of Townshend, and take the sur- heir of Edward Lombe, Esq., (fornames of Dunn Gardner, and use merly Beevor,) Barrister-at-law, in the arms of Dunn and Gardner, with compliance with the will of Sir John such distinctions as may by the laws Lombe, Bart., to continue to use the of arms be required.

i name of Lombe only. May 17.- Sir Culling Eardley | August 9.--Robert Blake, of Smith, of Bedwell Park, co. Hert- Swafield, Esq., in compliance with ford, Bart., to take the surname of the will of John Humfrey, of Eardley only, and quarter the arms Wroxham, Clerk, to ta'e the surof that family.

name of Humfrey after Blake, and May 20.-Andrew Clarke, Esq., quarter the arms of Humfrey. of Comrie Castle, co. Perth, eldest September 24.-Rear-Admiral, son and heir of Robert Clarke, Esq., E. H. A'Court, of Amington Hall, of Comrie Castle, by Isabella, elder Warwick, in compliance with the daughter and co-heir of Robert Well | will of C. E. Repington, Esq., of wood of Garvock, co. Fife, Esq., to the same place, to take the name of take the name of Wellwood, after Repington after A'Court, and bear Clarke.

the arms of Repington in the first May 31.-John William Birch, quarter. Esq., of Henley Park, co. Oxford, September 3.—Lieutenant Walter Clerk Assistant of the Parliaments, Scot: Lockhart, of the 16th Light fourth but now second surviving son Dragoons, has been permitted to of the late George Birch, of St. assume the name of Scott, in adLeonard's Hill, co. Berks, by Mary, dition to and after that of Lockdaughter of Thomas Newell, of hart. Henley-on-Thames, Esq., and niece September 30.-Harriet Elizaof William Newell, of Adwell, co. beth Lady Wetherell, widow of Sir Oxford, Clerk, to take the name of Charles Wetherell, Knight, to adopt Newell before Birch, and bear the the surname of Warneford after arms of Newell in the second Wetherell, in accordance with the quarter.

directions of the will of her father, June 22.- Ralph Hutchinson, of Colonel F. Warneford, deceased. Maston, co. York, gentleman, October 27. — Charles Robert youngest son of the William Hut- Scott Murray, of Danesfield, Bucks, chinson, of Hunmanby, by Anne, Esq., in memory of his great uncle, sister of the late Christopher Rus- Robert Scott, Esq., of Danesfield, sell, of Maston, gentleman, to take whose property he inherits, to the name of Russell after his present take the surname of Scott before name,

Murray. August 10.-Edward Lombe,

THEATRES.

The GRAND OPERA AT DRURY LANE. M. Jullien is conducting this new and bold speculation with amazing ardour and energy ; his wonted success attends him. The “ Bride of Lammermoor," of the opening-night, created a sensation, since it shewed, for the first time, now-a-days, how an English Opera could be effectively performed-how, by congregating together really good music and singing, a fait and honourable rivalry might be attempted with the great Italian Theatres. Marked, even among the decided triumph of all the vocal performers at Drury Lane, was the impression made by Mr. Sims Reeves, who, at once, shewed his rank to be among the first tenors of Europe. But this prosperity is not enough for M. Jullien, he is determined to aggrandize his glories. Having called in the aid of Mr. Balfe, he has just produced a new opera, the work of that famed composer. The success of this beautiful lyric drama is of such importance to English music, that it. fully claims a detailed account of its merits.

The opera is entitled “ The Maid of Honour;" the music, as we have said, is by Mr. Balfe; the libretto is by Mr. Fitzball. The cast of the characters is as follows:

The Lady Henriette . . . . Miss Birch.
Queen Elizabeth ..... Mrs. Weiss.
The Lady Alison . . . . . Miss Miran.
Lyonnel . . . . . . . . Sims Reeves.
Walter ......Whitworth.
Sir Tristram . . . . . . . Weiss.

Characters in the Masque:
Orpheus . . . . ... Miss Miran.
Eurydice . . . . . . . . Miss Birch.

Pluto . . . . . . . ... Weiss. The plot of the “ Maid of Honour” is taken from the ballet of Lady Henrietta, brought out at Drury Lane, and also given with great success at the Académie de Musique, at Paris. The only change that has been made is transferring the epoch from the time of Queen Anne to that of Queen Elizabeth.

The scene is laid at Greenwich, where Elizabeth used to hold her Court and partake in many popular pastimes. Lady Henrietta and Lady Alison are Maids of Honour. Wearying greatly of courtly etiquette, they determine upon a frolic, into which they enlist an enamoured knight, Sir Tristram, of the Euphuist school, who, though he dare not displease Henriette, the lady of his devotions, is yet greatly scandalized when he hears that the court damsels purpose repairing disguised to the “ Statute fair," where, according to the old-fashioned custom, servants present themselves to be hired. At this fair, two young farmers, Lyonnel

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