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daily do, we may be sure that there is a copious supply of original matter at the fountain head. We hope (to continue the metaphor) that those who drink from ours, which is one of the oldest watercourses that has been made from the general reservoir, will have no reason to complain that the channel has been injured by time, or the supply directed by unskilful or unfaithful hands. We wish to continue now what we formerly were, and that it may be said of us, as was said of a learned German divine, Luitprandus nunquam Luitprando dissimilis fuit.

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LIST OF EMBELLISHMENTS TO THE VOLUME.

** Those marked thus * are Vignettes, printed with the letter-press. Swindon Church, Gloucestershire

21 *Sepulchral Tablets at St. Mary in the Capitol, Cologne

43, 44 *Monumental Tablet to Major-Gen. Thomas Dundas

155 Three Views in Guadaloupe

156 Syon Hous the English Nunnery, at Lisbon

247 *New Front of Crosby Place, in Great St. Helen's

286 Facsimile of an ancient Drawing of the Court of the Pope

357 *Ancient anchor found in Fleet Ditch Four figures of Churches showing the difference of high and low chancels *View of Blithborough Church, Suffolk

485 *Profile of John Britton, F.S.A.

511 * Diagrams illustrative of the construction of the Pyramids

529 Interior View of Great Musgrave Church, Westmorland

571 *Ancient Grave-stone found in Fetter Lane

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INDEX TO POETRY. Chorus, Bride of Messina 607

Papal Court, Latin Verses on 573 Decease of the Mass 271

Poor Gentleman 167 Elegiac Poem 402

Sandys, G. Version of the 60tb Psalm 507 Enduring Woe 623

Satire on Wolsey 269, 380, 492, 597 Epistle (Turberville), from the Author Song 167. Latin 357 to the Reader 45

Sonnet to J. Britton 511
Epitaphs on the E. of Pembroke 46. On Sonnets 616, 622

H. Sydenham and Gyles Bampfield 46 Spenser, Poetic Notices of 48
Fourth of June 1812, 605

Thoughts for the City 168
James 1. Poem on his Accession 366 To our Neighbour's Health 621
Marching along 169

Wisdom of Age, a Ballad 10 Odes of Horace, by J. Scriven 615

GEN TLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

JULY, 1843.
BY SYLVANUS URBAN, GENT.

PAGE

CONTENTS.

MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.Canova's Magdalen-St. Maurice, Winchester.. 2

MEMOIRS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF FRANCIS HORNER..

Swindon Church, Gloucestershire (with a Plate.)....

21

The Merry Llwyd on St. John's Eve, and Fire Worship.

22

D'Aubigné's History of the Reformation-Comparative Cultivation of the Arts

by Catholics and Protestants-Hymns of the Church-Church Music,

Lucas Cranach, &c.

25

Memoirs of the Bover Family - Original letters relating to the Mutiny at the

Nore, and the Victory off Camperdown.

31

Description of Berkhampstead Castle

The Aristotelian Logic-Achilles and the Tortoise

38

Gold British Coins found at Banbury, &c.

39

The WISDOM OF AGE; a ballad : by the Rev. Wm. Harness, M.A.

40

Sir W. Betham on the Hiberno.Celtic Language..

41

Sepulchral Tablets at St. Mary in the Capitol, Cologne (with Engravings)

43

Letter to an Hon. Brigadier-General "-By whom? By Junius?

44

RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW-Tragical Tales and other Poems..

45

REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. :

Langdon's Ten Thousand Things relating to China, 49; White's History of

Selborne; by the Rev. Leonard Jenyns, ib.; Foss's Grandeur of the

Law, 50; The Lawyer, by O'Brien, 51 ; Dering's Sketches of Human

Life, ib.; Morris's Nature, a parable, 52 ; Church Poetry, 53 ; Tomlin.

son's Life of Sancta Bega, 54 ; Relton's Churches, 55; Green's Grammar

of the New Testament, 56; Hargrave; or, the Adventures of a Man of

Fashion, by Mrs. Trollope; the False Heir, by James; and Miscel.

laneous Reviews

58

FINE ARTS.-Royal Commission of Fine Arts ;

61

LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.-

New Publications, 62; Oxford University, 67 ; Cambridge University, 68;

Asiatic Society, ib.; Society of Arts, ib. ; Lord Berwick's Library, 69;

Library of Dean Milles, 72; Roxburghe Club..

73

ARCHITECTURE._Oxford Architectural Society, 73 ; Norman Tower, Bury,

74; Bavaria, ib.; New Churches Consecrated ..

74

ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES.-Society of Antiquaries, 77 ; Cambridge

Antiquarian Society, 78; Oxford Ashmolean Society, ib.; Numismatic

Society, 79; 'City Excavations

.......

81

HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.-Proceedings in Parliament, 82; Foreign

News, 83; Domestic Occurrences.

84

Promotions and Preferments, 85; Births and Marriages....

86

OBITUARY; with Memoirs of the Duke of Manchester; Earl of Co-

ventry ; Earl of Abergavenny; Lord Forbes; Lord Fitzgerald and Vesey;

Hon. William Howard; Sir Gregory 0. P. Turner, Bart. ; Rear-Adm. Sir

Josiah Coghill, Bart. ; Sir R. W. Vaughan, Bart. ; Sir Francis Sykes, Bart. ;

Sir Peter Payne, Bart.; General J. M. Kerr; Capt. H.C. Pemberton, R.N.;

R. L. Gwatkin, esq.; C. Fyshe Palmer, esq. ; George Henry Carew,

esq. ; Robert Hurst, esq. ; John Allen, esq. , Henry Nelson Coleridge,

esq.; Henry Goulburn, esq. ; Mrs. Fairlie ; Robert Fox, esq. F.S.A.;

Rev. J. W. Niblock, D.D.; W. H. Pyne, esq. ; Henry Thompson,

esq. R.A. ; H. F. Cooper, esq.; Wm. G. Mucklow, esq. ; Mrs. Daven-

port; Mrs. Honey

89—102

DEATHS, arranged in Counties ..

102

Table of Mortality in the Metropolis for May and June-Prices of Shares

Markets, 111; Meteorological Diary-Stocks

112

Embellished with a Plate of SWINDON: Church, near Cheltenham ; and with Re-

presentations of SEPULCHRAL CROSSES AT COLOGNE.

MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.

CYDWELI writes,-On opening the the hands of the Athenian populace. June number, I see (p. 589), that a sug- The fact is adduced by Dr. Gillies in his gestion of mine is treated as a plagiarism, History of the World, chap. 7, from the a charge which I hasten to repel, premising Life of Demetrius by Diogenes Laertius; that the quotation from Erasmus is only and, in times when men of talent are apt known to me through M. D'Aubigné. to be led away by popular sentiments, it J. R. pronounces my (not uncharitable) is not unworthy of notice. suggestion of a numerical error in the The following remarkable entry occurs text of Erasmus, in the astounding in one of the old register book's of St. number of fines paid by licentious priests, Maurice, Winchester. “ 1644, Charles as borrowed from the translator. Such Eburne Cler: being shott thro. dyed the is not the case. I have never even seen same night at Christopher Hussey's, the translation to wbich he refers, except Gent: and one of the Aidermen of this in the third volume, whereas he refers to Cittie of Winton. Also James Mingam the first. - Mr. Keily's translation, which and Richard Shoveler ; all tbree wounded I possess, but which is printed in another together in the Soake by East Gate, form, has no translator's note on the pass- dyed that night, beinge the 9th of Decem: age. As to tbe words, “80 exultingly and weare buried the 10th out of the produced,” your readers will know how parish of St. Maurice in Winton, by me to appreciate them; nor do I wish to WILLM. Clun. Recr.” A later hand offend against courtesy, by the too easy (apparently) has added, " Væ nalum belli means of retort. Man is indeed a con- civilis,” The old church of St. Maurice struction-putting creature ; but the faculty has been pulled down in 1840, and a new belongs to his vices, rather than his one rather larger bas been erected on the yirtues.

same site. It was formerly collegiate, J. T. M. remarks with respect to the with regular clergy attached, and a most name of Mansel, that William Mansel, venerable parish church.

The porch esq. who died December 11th, 1541, is was of handsome Norman workmanship. buried in York Minster.-In Prior's Life “ Can any reader inform me whether of Burke, and in Hardiman's History of there exists any engraved portrait of Galway, the name of Dolphin (still Mallet the poet.' I have never been able respectably known in Loughrea), occurs to meet witb one." F. T. frequently. The name is found in the P. 640. The storm in which the Saxon Chronicle, ad. an. 1092, where it steeple of Exton church was struck with is said that William Rufus, when he went lightning took place on the 25th of to Carlisle, and built the castle there, April, not the 2nd of May. drove out Dolfin, who had before In June, p. 664, the Rev. Richard governed that country;” (Miss Gurney's Loxbam, Rector of Halsall, bas been in. translation, p. 252. In the chronological correctly stated as of St. Jobn's coll. index heis styled Warden of Cumberland.) Cambridge. It ought to have been Jesus'

Canova's • Magdalen,”! which formed coll. Cambridge, where he graduated 1783. part of the gallery of the late wealthy His brother, Rev. Robert Loxham, was Spanish capitalist, M. Aguado, was sold of St. John's, 15th Wrangler, 1779; hence by auction at Paris, on the 28th of March, perhaps the mistake. 1843, for the sum of 59,500 francs. The MR. E. MAUDE answers the quære in purchaser is said to be the Duke de May, p. 476, respecting “red nepe.” In Sarraglia, who, it is said, is about to re- Salmon's Herbal, Ed. 1710, chap. 517, move the Magdalen to Italy. At the pages 768 and 769, are three cuts of Nep. sale of the Marquis de Sommariva's 1. Nep: or, Cat-Mint common. gallery, four years ago, M. Aguado paid 2. Nep: or, Cat. Mint small. for it 66,000 francs.

3. Nep, broad leaved. It is a circumstance seldom adverted to, that the Greek poet, Menander, was an ERRATUM.-P. 601, col. 2, for Pantathlete, Anti-democrat. He is stated to have read Pentathlete.-P. 625. “Bishop of London been a friend of Demetrius Phalereus, Lady Citizen, read a Lay Citizen ; for priče 4d.

in 1553, and Bp. of London in 1843," for a and to have narrowly escaped death, on read price One Shilling. the downfall of that eminent person, at

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,

Memoirs and Correspondence of Francis Horner, Esq. Edited by his

Brother, Leonard Horner, Esq. 2 vols. SO well has this work been executed that we can scarcely regret the failure of the previous attempts to compose a biographical memoir of Mr. Horner, when the materials collected for the subject had been successively entrusted to two of his intimate friends,* who were both prevented, by professional engagements, from executing the task, which otherwise the duties and recollections of past friendship would have made them eager to accept. Mr. Leonard Horner has, however, judiciously adopted a plan of biography which must surpass, in the fidelity of the likeness, the most delicate and finished touches of any other hand, as much as the reflection of the countenance in the clear and transparent mirror does the strongest resemblance by the painter's

hand. He has adopted the plan suggested to him in the memoir of Sir Samuel Romilly,--selecting and arranging the authentic and original materials collected, abstaining himself from comment and remark, and giving little or nothing but what had been written by the subject of the biography, or by one or other of his correspondents ; thus, by a careful selection from the correspondence and journals of his brother, and by the addition of a few pages at the commencement and close, and by filling up occasional blanks in the narrative, be has made Mr. Horner himself narrate the history of his life. As he limited his work to two volumes, he has given, he informs us, not more than a third of the number of letters he possesses, only a small part of those of his correspondents, and a certain portion of extracts from the journal. In most cases this would have been judicious, for an overloaded and encumbered biography of ordinary persons is one of the evils of the age, and the addition of a third volume would scarcely be desirable ; but so valuable, in the present instance, are the materials which form the narrative, so illustrious are the names of the persons that occur, so important the events that are described and the opinion that are discussed, that, when the work comes to a second edition, we hope to see some enlargement of it, especially in the journal, which we consider to be a very valuable record of the education of an individual mind, and of the formation of principles of conduct, calculated to be of service as an example to others who are commencing their progress in life with an ambition as pure and honourable and upright as Mr. Horner's was. The life of a man of very exalted geniusof one of the great heirs of fame--is, as it were, a brilliant vision, a thing exciting high admiration, awakening powerful trains of emotion and sympathy in the miod, but too little connected with our own more contracted powers and our humbler principles of action to be of service to us as a guide ; it acts, by way of example, too remotely on us. Fires, like its own, can be kindled in few congenial breasts ; it rises before us in enchanting yet be

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* We presume that Mr. Jeffrey is one of the friends alluded to,-who the other is, who is also mentioned, we do not know.

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wildering splendour-astonishes and dazzles us with its uncertain movement and its unwonted light, and then it blazes on in its progress in a path too remote for us to reach, and with a brilliancy we find it difficult to endure. The creations of the highest genius are made for the admiration, not the imitation, of ordinary minds. It is from others of another and a different class that we can obtain rules for our instruction and guidanceknowledge such as we can adopt and employ--principles we can understand and associate with our own. It is in this point of view that we consider the work before us as one of no common value. Mr. Horner appears to have been gifted with a very clear and vigorous understandingthis was Nature's dowry to him-all beside he achieved out of this for himself, and no one but will peruse with interest the steps which led to such early maturity of mind, and to such rapid accumulations of select and valuable knowledge. It will be seen that he had the advantage of excellent instruction in his youth, that he was placed, when he quitted the parental roof, under those who guided his progress with attention and skill—that he lost no time in unnecessary and unconnected pursuits—that he never lingered in those bye-ways and pleasant nooks and paths of literary amusement that have been so fatally seductive to many,--that he was never entangled among the “difficiles nugæ” of a too curious and unwieldy erudition,-that he was never lost in those devious ways that in every direction are intersecting the vast map of knowledge,--that he did not suffer himself to cast anchor and become becalmed by the tranquil and alluring enjoyment of some inferior pursuit ; and that he escaped, by strength and determination of purpose, those seductions which have paralysed the efforts of so many minds, and consigned to oblivion names worthy of a better fate. But he seems early to have seen before him the arduous and honourable path he designed to traverse, and to have taken the means to attain success.

The broad and massive foundation on which his system of education was laid, that was to fit him for all the purposes of his future life, and the great extent of those studies which, bowever apparently remote, all pointed to and united in the same end, may be seen in a passage in his journal.*

" It is not with a view, however, to losophy of legislation. The calculus of mathematical knowledge merely, or even fluxions and the theory of curves, may apto a future intimacy with physical science, pear remote enough from such an object ; that I have resolved to place myself under but my intention is to get a knowledge Mr. Playfair; but as forming a necessary only of the instrument, and of the prin. part of that survey, in which I have oc- ciples upon which it works, not to learn casionally been employed for two or three the manual and ready use of it. It is as years past, of the general field of the a chapter in the great system of logic that sciences, and of the logical methods that I wish to understand the transcendental are suited to various investigations. The geometry; and it is with my eyes bent study of Lord Bacon's writings is still up- upon the philosophy of politics and law permost in my mind, and that with an that I have always been studying that ultimate and steady view towards the phi- system,”' &c.

It was in this manner that with his strong and extensive understanding, and under a system of well-directed study, vigorously pursued, he was able, in the very commencement of his public career, to distinguish himself by his extensive and accurate knowledge, by his sound judgment, and clear and convincing eloquence; when to these are added the qualities which gave them double force, the unbending integrity which

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