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a period of time:" to which he sub- risop and the inhabitants with heroic
I alluded to shewed their contempt of danger by the injustice by which Louis XIV. had danciog upon the batteries in the very made hinself master of that coun
face of the enemy.
The bombardtry. “As to that," he replied, “ if ment, which lasted eight days, proved all the acquisitions made by conquest very destructive to the town; and were to be weighed in the balance of seldom, ! believe, has a besieging justice, with what face could England army on its retreat been more genepretend to cast a stone at France ?" rally followed by the execrations of Perceiving I had touched upoo a sore
the inhabitants than were the Auspoint, and wishing to avoid alterca- trians on retiring from Lille. tion, I gave a turn to the conversa- take iny leave of Lille ; from whence tion, and we began to talk about Lille. ! set out in the diligence for Tournay, I was asked by a sipart French lady, in company with the English party who was fond of reading, whether i whom I mentioned in my last letter.. had read the Memoirs of the Baron de After travelling a few miles over a Pollnitz. 1 said I recollected having rich and beautiful country, we got to read the book inany years ago, and the extremity of French Flanders ; thought it an entertaining collection and upon our arrival at the very point of travels, history, and biography; where Terminus had fixed his station, “ And you might have added," said we were given to understand that she, « of love adventures, and of our baggage must undergo a search court pursuits and amusements. I before we could set foot on the terris think it a delightful melange. The 'tory of the King of the Netherlands, Baron was
a "volunteer under the However, upon a significant hiut Duke of Marlborough at the siege of froin the conducteur of the diligence, Lille in 1708, of which he gives an we each of us slipped a douceur into interesting account in his Memoirs; his hands, as a testimony of our sense and if you can pick him up in the of the politeness of the douanier, to course of your tonr, you will find him whom we begged him to preseat our a very agreeable companion in a post- très bons complimens.
We passed chaise. In consequence of the lady's through a delightful and well-cultirecommendation, I have since re- vated country until we came to the newed my acquaintance with the city of Tournay, with which I was Baron, whom I feel no inclination to highly gratified. Tournay is a large recommend to the acquaintance of my and elegant town, pleasanils situated fair country women.
upon the Scheldi. It abounds with The following couplet of Pope is churches, several of which are very the best commentary upon the Me- splendid, particularly the Cathedral, a moirs of De Pollnitz :
truly - magnificent édifice. I recol“Adieu to Virtue, if you're once a slave:
lected that Cardinal Wolsey had been Send her to court, you send her to ber Bishop of this See during the time that grave."
Tournay was possessed by the English The last memorable event that took in the reign of Henry VIII. Through place in the military history of Lille , the intrigues of Wolsey Tournay was was the siege under the command of restored to France in 1519; soon after Duke Albert of Saxe Teschen, in which, it was taken by the Spaniards, the autumn of 1792, which was raised in whose hands it remained near a by the approach of Dumourier's century and a half, when it was conarmy, after the discomfiture of the quered by Louis XIV. who was told Duke of Brunswick. The people of by a famous political Ecclesiastic, Lille will tell you that the siege was namely, the Cardinal Polignac, that carried on in a quanner that reflecled he must regard Lille and Tournay as but little credit sipon the Austrians on the two eyes of France. In 1709 the score of huinanity. However Tournay, after a long siege, surren, that might be, there is no doubt that dered to the Duke of Marlborvogh, the city was defended both by the gar in the face of a grand army under the
command of the celebrated Villars. respecling Mr. Warner's papers, a The Duke, on taking possession of the few years ago, but I do not recollect city, ordered a pompous inscription on with what view. the inquiries were one of the half-moons, declariug it to made. I am now, however, enabled be impregnable, to be effaced. By to stale to you, Mr. Urban, lhat the the peace of Utrecht, in 1713, Tournay Translation from Plautus, and the was secured to the Dutch as one of Glossary, are in the bands of a lady, their barrier towns ; but the sove- to whose husband they were beqcathreignly reinained with the House of ed by Mr. Warner, and who is deAustria ; nor could the Siales-Gene- sirous they should not be lost to the ral have had a more importaut bar- publick.
T. R. rier in that quarter, inasmuch as it
*** The Editor of the Count. May. is commanded the Schelut, and covered evabled to answer any particular inOudenard and Ghent. The French quiries that may be made respecting have always coveted this place as the key of Flanders, and when Louis XV. had set his heart on the entire con
Aug. 17. quest of the Ausirian Netherlands, he THE very favourable account * sent Count Sa xe, at the head of near 80,000 men, in the spring of 1745, to' of Richmond, in Yorkshire, induces attack Tournay.
Louis was so bent me to inform you that a secord Edion the acquisition of ibis fortress, lion of that book is in great forwardthat he appeared in person during the ness, anil will soon be published, in siege, accompanied by his only son, 8vo. The rapid sale of the first the Dauphin. The allied army, un
edition has given the Editor an opporder the command of the Duke of lunily of making some alterations, Cumberland, though inferior in num- and enlarging his plan by extending ber to the French by po less than the subjects alırost under every bead, 23,000 men, made the bold attempt of which in the first edition had been raising the siege of Tournay, which abbreviated, in order to suit the duoJed to the fatal battle of Fontenoy,- decimo size in which it was published. fatal, not through any want of skill or Lists of the Archdeacons of Rich. valour on the part of the English, who mond, Members of Parliament, Rec. had vever covered themselves with tors, &c. will be introduced ; likewise more glory than in this batile, but it will be further enriched with some through the bad conduct of our more etchings, engravings, and an exallies, and more especially through cellent plan of the town. Though the base treachery and cowardice of Dr. Whitaker's grand plan of Yorkthe Dutch. I reserve further parti- shire quite overpowers so small a culars of Tournay, and my visit to the publication, yet, Trom the talent and plains of Fonlenoy till my next letter. Industry of the Au!hor of the History CLERICUS LEICESTRIENSIS. of Richmond, we may expect a very
excellent account of that part of the Mr. URBAN,
Aug. 14. County, and a work which will be a IN N Lysons's Environs of London great addition to the library of every there is an account of Richard lover of Topography.
RICHMONDIENSIS. Warner, Esq. who resided at Wood- Yours, &c. ford-row, in an old house called
Index INDICATORIUS. Hearls, said to be not the property of Jervoise Clerk Jervoise, Esq. who
W. W, requests particulars relative to married Mr. Warner's niece. Mr.
the family of that upright Citizen and
able Senator, Sir John BARNAND; bis Warner planted a Botanical-garden at
place of birih, whether he left any Woodford, and founded an exhibition
issue, &c. &c. for a Botanical Student, at W'adbam
An authentic Memoir of the late Duke College, Oxford. He translated the
of Dorset, which came to hand too late Comedies of Plautus, and made col- for insertion this month, shall appear in lections for a Glossary to the Plays of our next; with Hlustrations of the ChaShakespeare, and for an edition of racter of George Wither, &c. &c. his Works, bul desisled from his in- We are under the necessity of posttention of publishing it on the ap- poning the promised memoirs of Bishop pearance of Mr. Steevens's Proposals. Watson, and Mr. ALEXANDER, and partiI remember to have seen suide in
culars respecting Mrs. Viss, till our next. quiries in the Gentleman's Magazine Gent. Mag. vol. LXXXV. p. 233.
FELLISTOW COTTAGE, near.
Sanguard Tort:Sufpolka the Summer Residence of Governor THICKIVESSE, expien piem of the mrhest Produchins of GAINSBOROUGH.
Pubh sh'd by I Nichols & (Arg. 1.1816.
Aug. 1. 3. Maker of Man, o god in Trinite, NULLY agreeing with your able that hast allone all thing in ordenance, port of the concluding Volume of the Pe thpke lord up on mpn ignorance,
fforgide nip soule all my misgovernLiterary Anecdotes," I send you an
(nall, etcbing, designed by Gainsborough, Bring me to brisse where thou art eter (one of the earliest, I believe, of Ever to jope with his Lungeles celesthe excellent Painter's productions) tiail. of Felixstow Cottage, which I re
On a loose broken stone in Mila quest you to copy into your Magazine (see the Plate) as an illustra. brook Church is the figure of a Priest tion of the
in brass, and under it the following entertaining account very
lines: of the family of Thicknesse, given by Mr. Nichols, jo vol. IX. pp. 251–288. Robert Were priest under this ston Felixstow Cottage, distaut three
lyeth, miles from Landguard Fort, was ori. That Jh'u m'ey and lady help cryeth, ; :
Prayeth for my soule for Charetye now, ginally merely a fisherman's but, converted by the taste of Governor.
As ye wolde other dede for yow. Thicknesse, and afterwards embel
In Maulden Church, on the North lislied by the pencil of his wife, into a side, is a handsome altar-tomb, incharming little residence, where he laid with the effigies of a gentleman, employed himself with rural sports
in armour and his wife, with escutchand literary amusements.
eous in brass at the corners, and ope On resigning the governorship of over their heads. Around, on a fillet Landguard Fort, Mr. Thicknesse sold of brass on the moulding, this InscripFelixstow Cottage to Lady Dowager tion in Roman capitals: Bateman for 4001. (about half the
CORPORA RIC'I FALDO money which he had expended upon it); and it is now in the possession of UXORIS EJUS QUI QUIDEM RICARDUS OBIT Sir Samuel Fludyer, Bart.
D'MI 1576 Your readers will find an animated ANPHILICIE VIRO. description of this Cottage, from the On the slip of brass on whiclr they pen of Mrs. Thicknesse, io volume stand, LXXIX. page 1013 ; where also the c@LESTIA SEQUIMUR, TERRESTRIA SPERpresent appearance of the Cottage, and the beautiful marine prospects. And on the same stove, from it, are noticed by Mr. R. R., RICARDUS PALDO OBIIT ANNO DOMINI 1576.' Barnes. SUFFOLCIENSIS.
At the East end of this tomh, in the Mr. URBAN,
wall, is the small brass figure of a
Feb. 28. 1 SEND you some antient Inscrip-. her å lozenge with 3 bucks heads
young lady kneeling at a desk; behind tions taken from brass plates, caboshed. Åt her feet in Roman which have been removed from the
letters: stones in wbich they were originally inserted, and are now preserved in . the Towo-chest of Ampthill. 1. bic jacent Willm's Hicchenik wal:
1594 AETATIS 18. man q’ndam m'cator et locu'tenens stapule ville Calisie qui obiit riiii die
The Arms of Faldo, wbich are on marcii a. Oni mcccct et d’na Agnes both the above Monuments are three up ei' qr' ai'abus p'picietur de'.
bucks' heads cabosbed. Crest, three Three looge escutcheons, which evi
arrows, one in pale, two in saltier, dently belonged to the above, have passing through a ducal crown.
FPRAEWDSEERYIC. a woolsack, and merchant's mark. 2. Of go' charite pray for the soule
Mr. URBAN, of John Barnard, late of Amptill
Oct. 16, 1815. Chapman Elpn whyche THE
to God of “in Ievell in p' per of our lord god folk seem not to be the production m. 8. vi. on whose soulis Ibu have of “an unlettered Muse,” and may be merep Amen.
thought worthy to occupy a corner Gent. Mag. August, 1816.
ANNA FALDO FILIA RICARDI