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Defeription of the TRIUMPH A L AR C # of Septimius Severus; and of

St. MARTIN'S CHURCH, de Rome, " ROME abounds with such an minute description of all the te'm

amazing variety of magnificent ples, churches, palaces, and other and agreeable objects, that it would curious remains of antiquiry, which be an endless talk to enter into a every where engage our attention, 1.Jum 1764:

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IMP. CAES. LVCIO SEPTIMIO. M. FIL. SEVERO, PIO. PERTINACI AVG. PATRI PATRIÆ. PARTHICO. ARABICO ET PARTHICO ADIABENICO.' PONTIFICI MAXIMO TRIBVNIC. POTEST XI. COS. III. PROCOS. ET IMP. CÆS. M. AVRELIO.I. FIL. ANTONINO AVG. PIO. FELICI TRIBVNIC. POTEST VI. COS. PROCOS. P. P. OPTIMIS FORTVNATISSIMISQVE. PRINCIPIBVS. OB. REMP. RESTITVTAM. IMPERIVMQVE POPVLI ROMANI PROPAGATAM. INSIGNIBVS. VIRTVTIBVS EORVM DOMI FORISQVE. S. P. Q. R.

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Methods for the speedy Recovery of the Use of the Foot or Hand that has been

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Extra 7 of a Letter from Leverpoole, May 25, concerning the OCTACON Society. " THE.congregation you so much ters in. Leverpoole.” “ These com

1. enquire after is well support- positions (lays the preface) are not cd. Travellers of every denomina- the hafty production of any one pertion visit them; people who never fon, but the joint labour of several; bifure ventured into a dissenring improved by the judicious remarks place of worship, attend their service of many. The society, for whole with satisfaction, and speak of them, use they were drawn up, have now at least, with candour ; frequently, made them public; and hope they I can tell you, with fingular appro- will receive many farther improvebation. Their public service has ments, from the candid examination been printed, under the title of, “ A of those who have not yet perused Form of Prayer, and a new Collec- them."--The liturgy, both as to its tion of Psalms, for the Use of a style and manner, seems much to be Congregation of Protestant Diffen, indebted to that of our Common

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The Origin of SURNAMES, from Mr. Henderson's Life of William the

Conqueror. REFORE the arrival of the Nor. as Godred, the Saxon word for good Pe mans, men were usually named advice ; and a woman was called from their condition and properties, from some quality of her body, as

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Swcanshalfe, for the whiteness of her Combe, he was thenceforth called neck ; but after that period, men Thomas of Norton, of Sutton, or of began to be known by their dwell Come ; others again preferred the ings, and to have an appellation places in Normandy or Britany, from the poffeffions they enjoyed; whence they had arrived ; thus if a at that time the names of John, man came from a village called Thomas, Nicolas, Francis, Stephen, Vernon, Montague, Howard, or and Henry, were introduced, with Spencer, he transmitted to his pofteothers scriptural, and now in use rity the surname of Vernon, Monamong us. Such as had lands aflign. tague, Howard, or Spencer, to be ed them were called from these ; put after their Christian names so thus, if Thomas had got the town- long as any of them Mould remain. {hip of Norton, Sutton, Knowles, or

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