by the small-pox,has been clearly proved William Dimsdale, of Bishop's-Stort-
by the table presented to the Commit. ford, who ftill survives him.
tee of the House of Commons, by Dr. In 1780 he was elected one of the
Lettsom himself, in his examination on Representatives in Parliament for Hert-
Dr. Jenner's Petition ; and which fo ford, and was re-elected in the fuble.
far influenced the Committee as to in- quent Session ; but in 1790 he de.
duce Mr. Banks, the Member who clined the honour proposed him, and
abridged the evidence, to quote nearly his son Baron Nathaniel was chosen to
Dr. Lettsom's own words, in the pre- represent this Borough.
amble of the Report, in the following In 1781 he again visited Russia, to

inoculate the prelent Emperor, and his
is As a comparison between this new brother Constantine, sons of the Grand
practice (vaccine inoculation) and the Duke, afterwards Emperor Paul. In
inoculated Imall-pox, forms a principal passing through Brussels, the late En-
consideration in the present enquiry, peror Joseph, then in that city, re.
fome facts with regard to the latter ceived him in private, and wrote in
engaged the attention of your Com- his presence a letter, which he was to
mittee, and they have inserted in the convey to the Empress of Russia, his
Appendix (No. 44), statements of the late patient.
mortality occasioned by the small.pox In mentioning his firtt election to
in forty-two years before inoculation Parliament in 1780, it ought to have
was practifed in England, and of the been noticed, that he retired froin
forty-two years from 1741 to 1772; medical employment, except gratui-
the result of which appears to be an toully. About this time the light of
increase of deaths amounting to seven one eye began to decline, having before
teen in every 1000, the general average loit that of the other ; but after the
giving seventy-two in every sooo dur cataract was in a proper state, he was
ing the first forty-two years, and eighty- restored to light by Baron Wurtzel.
nine in the forty-two years ending with Age, however, was gradually under.
1772, so as to make the whole excess of mining his constitution, and on the
deaths in the latter period 5,742." 30th of December 1800 he died at

That the dispute we allude to, was Hertford, in the advanced age of conducted with too much personality, eighty-nine years. His remains were will be tbe cool decision of the un. interred in the Quakers' buryingbiassed fpectator, although there was ground at Bihop's-Stortford. an unusual species of candour main As a writer, Baron Dinsdale chiefly tained during the controversy ; as each distinguished himself by his perforniwriter committed his respective per. ances on inoculation, which eyince a formance to the other in manuscript for Itrong, vigorous, and clear mind. correction, prior to publication. It Thele, with his controversial pieces, is, however, now proper to bury in are all that appeared under his signa. oblivion à dispute which the writers ture, which are annexed in the order themselves had liberally done. A few they were publilhed. years before the Baron's decease, Dr. The present Method for inocu. Lettsom, observing that he was in peace lating with the Small Pox.” 810.1766. with all mankind, expressed a desire Sixth edition, 1772. that the Baron and himlelf should “ Thoughts on general and partial afford a written evidence of mutual Inoculation.” 1776. 8vo. freedom from personal animosity ; the

66 Observations on Dr. Lettlom's Baron, however, deenied it not requi- Letter to Sir Robert Barker, Bart, and lite, as he never had entertained any; George Stackpole, Esq. on general and since his decease, several recipro- Inoculation." 1778. 8vo. cal marks of kindness have supervened “ Remarks on Dr. Lettlom's Letter between the Doctor and the relatives on general Inoculation." 1779. 8vo. of the Baron ; so that it may be jusly " A Review of Dr. Letttom's Obconcluded, that every unfriendly sené servations on Baron Dimidale's Retinent, if ever any existed, is com marks.” 1779. 8vo. pletely eradicated.

“ Tracts on 'Inoculation," 8vo, The Baron having lost his second printed and liberally distributed in wife in 1779, who left him leven chil. 1781, but not fold, dren, he married, about two years after To make a digression here, it is this event, Elizabeth, daughter of much to be lamented, that the higher


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claslics, or literature in general, has tory in England ; Dr. Fothergill not not been much encouraged by the body only promoted it, with his friend and of Friends, or Quakers; and their most patient Peter Collinfon, whofe life he elaborate writings have been polemical afterwards wrote, but he likewise acor religious. The celebrated Penn quired the highest reputation as a phywrote upon Government, and founded fician. The Doctor was a warm advo. that of Pennsylvania ; but Penn, as cate for the diffusion of useful and well as Barclay the Apologist, received scientific knowledge, and was the pri. their education prior to their conver mary agent in the establishment of fion to Quakerism. Collinson and Ackworth School for the education* Fothergill were, perhaps, the first of the lower classes of Friends; and Quakers, born and educated among earnestly hoped that a seminary would this Society, who diftinguished them- be established for teaching the higher felves in science * (if Chambers, the departments of science to those of more writer of the great English Dictionary, easy fortune ; and thereby realize a be excepted). They were both Fel sentiment of the pious brother of the lows of the Royal Society; the former, Physician, that each might unite the with Sir Hans Sloane, might be con. character of the Christian, the GentleLidered as the founders of Natural Hif. man, and the Scholar.

TO THE EDITOR OF THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE. SIR, From a curious and scarce little volume I have extracted a passage, relating to the

entry of King James the First into London, which perhaps is little known, and may be agreeable to many readers. The book is entitled “Strange Hiltories, or Songes and Sonets, of Kings, Princes, Dukes, Lordes, Ladyes, Knights, and Gentlemen. Very pleasant either to be read or songe ; & a most excellent warning for all eftats.' Imprinted at London for W. Barley, &€. 1607." 12mo. It is printed in the black letter, but not paged.

Yours, &c.

A CONSTANT READER, “THESE Sentences following were “ Hee that wants bread, & yet lyes still,

fet vpon Conduits in London It's finne his hungry cheekes to fill." against the day that King James came “ As man was first frained & made ou: through the Citie at his first comming

of clay, to the Crowne.

So muft he at length depart hence away." V ponube Condseit in Grateous fireete were' « A man without mercy, of mercy ha!! i bese verses :

mille ;

[is.“ Kingdomes change, worlds decay :

And he shall have mercy, that mercitull But Trueth continewes till the lait day." “ Let money be a Naue to thee,

« In Cheap-hide. Yer keepe his feruice, if you can : For if thy purse no money haue, “ Life is a drop, a sparke, a span, Thy person is but halfe a man. A bubble : yet how proude is man."

" In Cornewell (Cornhill.] “ Life is a debt, which at that day “ To be wise, & wealthy too,

The poorelt hath enough to pay." “ Is sought of all, but found of few."

« This world's a stage, whereon to-day " All on this worlds Exchange do meete, “ Kings & meane men pares do play." But when deaths burle-bell rings, away " To-morrow others take their roomes, ye feete."

While they do fill up graues & toomes.' " When a Kiøges head but akes,

« Learning lives, & Vertue fines, Subie&s should mçurne :

When Follie begs, & ignorance pines." For, vnder their crownes, A thousand cares are worne."

" To live well, is happinesse :

« To die well, is blessednelle." * Bread, carnd with honest laboring hands, Taites better then the fruite of ill got

lands." • John Scott, the Poet, and Benjamin Weft, the Painter, claim a diftinguished place in their respective pursuits.




WTHIN these few years, an insect the proprietors, many of them

at least, before unknown in this country once suspecting the cause. We hope has made its appearance in the Bri- what we now state will be the means tith orchards, which, if means are of contributing to making the fact not generally taken to root it out, generally known, and of inducing will in a

ort period destroy every every person intereited to co-operate Apple-Tree in the kingdom. It ex in rooting them out. We are happy hịbits upon the trees a kind of white in having it in our power to give efforescence like what may be fome. them the receipt of a cheap composi. times seen on the stones in fields : tion discovered by William Forsyth, this seems, however, to be only the Esq. his Majesty's Gardener at Kenhabitation of the insects, whiclı' exist sington, which has been found effectu. in millions wherever they have once ally to answer the purpose ; it is as lodged themselves. On bruifing the follows : To one hundred gallons of efflorescence-like matter between the human urine add one buthel of lime; fingers, a deep red-coloured Muid, like add cow-dung to bring it to the con. blood, is expressed, and which pro. fistence of paint : with this compofibably is of that nature. Already liave tion anoint the trees. The present several valuable orchards been much is the proper season for applying it. injured by this infect, which corrodes If the white efflorescence-like substance the Apple-Trees such a manner as in which the insects are lodged has at last completely to destroy their made its appearance, it hould preorganization, and to kill them without viously be brushed off.


(WITH AN ENGRAVING.] The house , thewn upon the annexed chapel

; as is manifeft by the roll of the plate is situated at Wanlip, within fifth of Henry the Second. By an heir five miles of Leicester, and is the reli- general it came to the house of Aston, dence of Sir Charles Grave Hudson, and was, at the publication of Mr. Bart. and M. R. S. whoʻowns the whole Burton's book, the inheritance of Sir of the parish, and has also confiderable Walter Afton, of Tick hall, com. estates in several adjoining Lordships. Stafford, K. B. and Baronet. This Gentleman served the office of Very soon after 1622, this property High Sheriff of the County in 1787, was alienated by Sir Walter Alton, to and was created a Baronet June 21, William Palmer, Esq. of Staffordshire, 1791:

in whose family it still continues, sir Wanlip is a place of great antiquity, Charles Grave Hudion having fucas appears by a description of Leicettera, ceeded to it in right of his wife on 1hire, published by William Burton,' the death of Lady Hudson's brother, Esq. in the year 1622 ; who states, the only son of Henry Palmer, Esq. “ that in old recorsis it was written of Wanlip, who was a descendant of Anelep and Onelep ; that it is in the the said William Palmer. hundred of West Goscote, and ttand Formerly there was an old manfion eth finely leated upon the River Soar;. at Wanlip, of the cattle form, possessing and that this manor was the ancient considerable means of defence, as well inheritance and seat of the family of froin its situation upon the banks of Welth, in old deeds written Walleis, the river as from the strength of its of which family was Sir Thomas Welth, walls : this was taken down by Mr. Kni, to whom King Richard the Se Palmer about thirty-five years since, cond (15 R. 2.) gave liberty of free and the present house erected upon the warren here, who built the church,, site of the old one ; to which very and dedicated it to St. Nicholas, 1393, considerable additions and improve17 R. 2. at which time, Mr. Burton ments have been made hy the present fupposes, it was made a parochial poffessors church, before which it was but a






Published by J.Sewell.Cornteill May 1-1802.

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