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vourite Secretary, were sold for 570 Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 24. guineas.


T will give satisfaction to your Most of the Letters of the Duke

Classical Readers to learo that a of Marlborough were written during Model of the Amphitheatre called his brilliant career on the Continent, in the Colosseum, erected by the Emtbe beginning of the last century; and peror Flavius Vespasian, is about to contain, besides military details, some be introduced to the notice of the curious diplomatic particulars. Some publick in the Metropolis. The mofew of the letters were written, it would del represents this grand edifice in its appear, in part by his Grace's couiden- perfect state, as it came from the tial Secretary, at times, probably, when

Architect's hand; in order to which, the nature of his bigh official duties extensive excavations were made, and afforded him not much personal leisure; the whole remains of the Colosseum, but even in those instances they are all

even the most minute parts, were concluded by a line or two in his own hand, and finally signed by hims.lf.

measured, to fix with architectural The Duke, in one of his letters, states,

certainty the parts that are missing: that he was in the hands of the Enemy The proportion which the model five hours, but that he was providentially bears to the original is a sixtieth part. taken for General Churchill, and that This magnificent work occupied alhe escaped, without the Enemy being most the whole of the last two and aware of the prize they had within their twenty years of the life of CHARLES power!


celebrated Roman The superscription or address of Arcbitect; and has been completed Queen Anne's notes is in a form which by his son-in-law Paul DALBONO. prevails to a considerable extent at the

Canova, and other foreign Artists of present day; the word For is used in the

eminence, though their names are not following manner:

so familiar to us, have certified their

entire satisfaction with this perform-
&c. &c.

B. The notes themselves do honour to the head and heart of the Queen. Two Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 14. of them are upon the melancholy sub

CONSTANT Reader of the ject of the execution of a capital convict of the name of Jeffries. They are dated Tuesday and Wednesday. The first in- Antigallicus for his very excellent closes to the Minister a petition which letter, p. 3 of the present volume, her Majesty had received in favour of and for preserving from oblivion the the culprit; upon which she says to her paper which he so justly commends. Minister, " it appears he has a wife and But, Sir, what can be expected from six children;" and concludes,if it he parents who permit, and are present a case of compassion” (that is,' a case at, their daughters appearing in pub. where mercy can properly be shown), lic places in a state of nakedness in “ take care ibat his life may be saved.” which, I remember the time when a The other note, of the following day, states, that she bas“ been so pressed by been allowed to exhibit her person ?

common prostitute would not have the woman" (the wife of Jeffries, no

What can be expected from fathers or doubt); and positively commands a re.

mothers who will be present when spite of the execution, to afford time for a full inquiry into the circumstances licentious dances, called Waltz's,

tbeir daughters join in those most of the case. The third communication from ber Majesty is of an open letter, introduced, I believe, from Germany? which she had written to Lord Peter. The pakedvess was introduced after borrow, and thus submits to the perusal the French Revolution by a woman of her Secretary. There is nothing in named, I think, Recamier, probably the envelope by which the nature of this sent for the very purpose of debauchletter can be inferred. Her Majesty ing the minds of our females, a maleuniformly subscribes herself, “ Your rial step, if effected, towards assimilavery affectionett Freind, Anne R.

ing this Nation to that of France. The letters were, a short time ago, The same thaoks are due to Mentor, in the possession of the Montagu fa p. 4, with an earnest wish that he will mily, at Luckham House, Wilts. again take up his pen and enlarge on The grand-daughter of Sir C. Hedges the incalculable mischief which inust married, it appears, into the family arise from sending children to be eduof Montagu in 1742. HISTORICUS. cated in France.

A. X.

A Cent. Mago returas thanks to

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16. The History and Antiquities of the “ The list of Provincial Antiquaries

County Palatine of Durham; com. cannot be better closed than with the piled from Original Records, preserved name of George Allan *, of Grange, esg. in Public Repositories and Private Col- who, from a very early age, devoted tections; and illustrated by Engraving's himself with extreme ardour to the culof Architectural and Monumental An lection of materials for a History of his tiquities, Portraits of Eminent Persons, native County. It would far exceed the &c. &c. &c. By Robert Surtees, of limits prescribed to these pages, to menMainsforth, Esq. F. S. A. Vol. 1. tion all the topographical contents of Folio, pp. 500. Twenty Plates. the library at Grange, which, besides Nichols, Son, and Bentley.

Mr. Allan's own collections, contains introductory part of

the greater part of Randal's MSS, and a

large portion of fordshire, may be applied, mutato

1774, Mr. Allan circulated printed quenomine, with the strictest propriety ries, calculated to elicit information on to the Durham of Mr. Surtees. Exact

every subject connected with a History counterparts in the typography, the of the County on the widest and most paper, and the embellishments of the liberal plan; but he finally, with the Draftsman and Engraver, these Vo not uncommon feeling of Collectors, delumes form a proud epoch in the clined the task of bimself arranging for annals of British Topography.

the press the materials which had cost The task of the Author, in the him so much time and labour; and his Work now before us, has also been printed works are confined to a re-pubperformed with a degree of zeal and

lication of Hegge's Legend of St. Cuth

bert; Hall's MS Catalogue of Bishops, ability which deserves, and cannot

from the Dean and Chapter's Library ; but obtaio, tbe warmest commenda

the Life of Bishop Trevor, 1776 ; the tion, and his laudable exertions bave

Returns of Members of Parliament for fortunately been seconded by the No.

the County of Durham ; the Foundability and Gentry of the County in a tion Charter of the Cathedral; and the manner hitherto unexa

exampled, and well-known Collections for Gateshead, adeguate to his warmest wishes. Sherburn, and Greatham Hospitals 1.

Fortunately for the labours of Mr. In 1785, Hutchinson published the first Surtees, very ample Collections had two volumes of his History of Durham, been making for a “ History of Dure founded almost entirely on the copious ham" for more than two centuries; materials preserved at Grange ; and the and the various Precursors in the ar third volume appeared in 1794. Of a duous work have been ably called by

work so generally known, it would be hin into actual service, from Christo

impertinent to give any character in this pher Watson, who compiled “ Four

place. The Editor feels his obligations Bookes of Durham History” in 1575-4;

in every page to the labours of his preand William Claxton, who was nearly to a vast mass of materials, which must

decessor, as a constant and useful index contemporary; to Dodsworth, Mic

have been otherwise arranged with doukleton, Davies, two Spearmans, and

ble the expence of time and labour, two Rudds; George Smith, Dr. Chris- from an almost chaotic state. topher Hunter, Randal, and Gyll. however, be permitted to observe, that All these having been properly no Hutchinson's work was undertaken and ticed in the Introduction, Mr. Surtees carried on amidst the avocations of proadds,

fessional duty, and completed, under

He may,

*“See an interesting memoir of George Allan, esq. and of Hunter, Randall, Gyll, Harrison, and Cade (also in some degree Collectors), by George Allan, now of Grange, esq. M. P, in Nichols's Literary Anecdotes, vol. VIII.

+ “Gabriel Swainston, B. C. L. a practitioner in the Ecclesiastical Courts at Durham, born 1648, died 1711, and was buried at Crossgate. He wrote a very able abstract of the Palatine rights and privileges, with some other valuable law papers, now at Grange. Mann and Hodgson beld offices under the See of Durham.”

1 " See a full list of Mr. Allan's publications, the production of his private press, in • Literary Anecdotes,' VIII. 360, 361.'' GENI. MAG. August, 1816.


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many disadvantages, under the severe dependent Cells and Monasteries, and to pressure of a lawsuit with the Publisher, the various properties which chance, and the certain prospect of a considera- change, or the will of Henry VIII, have ble loss, which the Author was ill able severed from the Church's Patrimony, to sustain * ; circumstances, perhaps, have been thrown open without reserve, mure than sufficient to account for sup and the Work has been enriched by a pressed materials, for some deficiencies series of Plates of Episcopal and other in style, and for not more inaccuracies Seals, taken from a mass of Antiquarian as to matters of fact than usually attend treasure, where the chief difficulty was a first effort.The Editor has no such to set any proper bounds to the selecdisadvantages to allege in excuse for tion. To the Gentry of the County the negligence or error; his time has been Author is indebted, with scarce one sin. uninterruptedly bis own, bis mind has gle exception, for the unreserved com. been long exercised on the subject, and munication of their various title-deeds he has met with unsolicited support and and private evidences. In the present attention from every quarter. He fully Portion of the Work, the descent of profeels the responsibility which these obli. perty and of blood has been completed gations imply; and, as he feels that the and illustrated by references to the titlework falls certainly short of his own con deeds of John George Lambton, esq. ceptions, he cannot but fear that it may M. P.; William Thomas Salvin, esq. ;. disappoint the anxiety of his friends, Sir Henry Lawson, bart. ; Rowland Burand the just expectations of the publick. don, esq. ; Charles Spearman, esq.; Ed. There are authors at whose touch the ward Shipperdson, esq. ; Thomas Wilbarren withered tree of Antiquity shoots kinson, esq.; Thomas Wilkinson,esq.(Osinto magic blossom and golden fruit : wald House); Rev. Jobn Hutton; Franaurea non sua poma. The spells which cis Mascall, esq.; William Beckwith, es4.; the taste and erudition of a Warton or a John Goodcbild, esq.; Anthony Hopper, Whitaker can throw over the darkest

esq.; Stephen Pemberton, M. D.; and and dreariest landscape, may indeed Richard and John Pemberton, esquires, convince the Reader, that

-For offers of assistance equally liberal, • Nor rough nor barren are the winding of which the Author has not bitberto ways

[flowers. been able to avail himself, he returns Of hoar Antiquity, but strewn with his acknowledgments to the Earl of -The Editor will esteem himself suffi

Strathmore ; Sir Thomas Henry Liddell, ciently fortunate, if he attain the hum

bart. ; Cuthbert Ellison, esq. M. P.; bler praise of fidelity and industry, and

Robert Eden Duncombe Shafto, esq. ;

William Hutchinson, of Eggleston, esq.; of such a portion of right feeling, as may prevent him, wbilst he strictly adheres William Russell, esq.; and Matthew to truth, from ever intentionally wound- Russell, esq. M. P.; and it will be bis ing the feelings of an individual, or be- duty to record many similar obligations traying the confidence reposed in him

in succeeding Portions of the Work.by the unrestrained inspection of private To the resident Clergy the Author is papers and evidences.

It remains to

indebted, without exception, for the acknowledge the Author's extensive ob

readiest access to the several registers ligations :-To the Lord Bishop of Dur

and other records in tbeir custody. In ham he is indebted for the most free and

the present Portion, his thanks are parunrestrained inspection of the whole ticularly due to the Rev. Archdeacon evidences of the See of Durbam ; a fa

Prosser ; to the Rev. Dr. Gray; the Rev. vour which, however considerable, forms

E. S. Thurlow; the Rev. Richard Wallis; only one link in a series of unsolicited

the Rev. John Hampson ; and the Rev. kindness and attention, experienced dur

George Stephenson. On these original ing twenty years. — The Author's obli and genuine sources of information the gations to the Dean and Chapter of Dur- present Work bas been principally foundham will appear in almost every page of ed; but the Author is also indebted to the subsequent Work. The whole of the kindness of many valued friends for the charters in their Treasury, com

a large portion of the MS collections prising, a mass of evidence, superior, already in existence relative to the probably, to any similar collection in County. Under this bead his first acEngland, extending from the Conquest knowledgments are due to George Allan, to the reign of Henry VIII. and relating, his late Father's collections, enriched by

of Grange, esq. M. P. for the whole of
not only to the estates of the modern
Cathedral, but to the possessions of the MSS. of Randal, and a large portion
Wearmouth, Finchale, and the other

of those of Gyll and Hunter.To George
Hartley, of York, esq. he is indebted for

several of Gyll's MSS.—To Ralph Spear* “See Hutchinson's Preface to bis man, of Eachwick, esq. besides a vast Third Volume."

mass of oral and popular tradition, of

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which be is alınost the sole depositary, to John Dunn, esq. Deputy Clerk of the for several extracts from Mickleton's Peace. To John Bowlby, esg. he is inand Spearman's MSS.-To Chas. Spear. debted for the most ready and liberal man, esq. for that portion of the Spear- attention in affording access, at all times, man MSS. still remaining at Thornley. to the valuable records in his custody.„To Francis Johnson, of Aycliffe Heads, To the Rev. Dickens Haslewood, Libraesq. for above sixty volumes of Law MSS. rian to the Dean and Chapter of Durand abstracts relative to the County, ham, for a like measure of kindness and collected during the extensive practice attention.

His thanks are also due to of his relatives, the late J. Dixon and C. the Rev. Patrick George, Keeper of the Johnson. - To Francis Smales, of Dur Episcopal Library at Durham. Το ham, esq. for several valuable papers,

Francis Mascall, esq. the Author owes and for much friendly attention, and much general information on every submuch general information. To William ject connected with the Natural History Walker, of Gray's Inn, esq. for the per of the County. To John Brough Taylor, usal of the Law papers and abstracts of esq. of Bishop-Wearmouth, F. S. A. he is the late Ralpb Bradley, of Stockton, csq. indebted for several Mineralogical no-To Francis Trapps, of Nidd in York tices introduced in the present Volume; shire, esq. for a very curious collection and he relies with confidence on the of rentals and letters, of the age of

same valued friend for a full and accuJames 1. relative to the estates of Streat rate account, which shall appear herelam, Biddic, Burnhall, and Winyard. after, of the whole of the Strata on the To the Executors of the late Rev. John Eastern Coast. To the Rev. Thomas Brand, F. S. A. &c. the Author is in- Leman, of Bath, he is indebted for some debted for the valuable gift of the two interesting observations on the Roman Visitations of Durham, by Flower, 1575, and British state of Durham, accomand St. George in 1615 *. To the libe- panied by Plans of Roman and Brirality of the College of Arms he owes

tish Roads and Stations. To John the whole of the registered Pedigrees James Wilkinson, esq. of Gray's Inn," relative to Durbam, not already in his for many valuable collections relapossession, and a full copy of the last tive to the legal antiquities and Palaand scarcest of the Visitations by Dug- tine constitution of Durham. To John dale in 1666. His more particular ac Wilson, esq. of the Middle Temple, for knowledgments are due to the late la some similar favours. To Nathaniel Atmented John Atkinson, esq. Somerset, cheson, esq. F. S. A. for several public and to his steady and zealous friend papers and Parliamentary documents reWilliam Radclyffe, esq. Rouge Croix, lative to the County of Durham. And whose indefatigable attention to the

to Mr. Thomas Woodness, of Durham, whole of the genealogical records intro for much interesting information, which duced in the present Volume, has ren

is reserved for the account of that City, dered the Author's distance from the - There are still other favours, which it press, in this respect, a matter of nei. is difficult, from their varied and extenther regret nor importance. - The Au sive nature, to reduce to any particular thor's obligations do not end here. - To head; nor is it easy to draw the line the Officers of the Episcopal Courts at where personal acknowledgment should Durham he is indebted for the readiest end. Yet it would be unpardonable to access to the various important records omit the names of Thomas Sherwood, under their respective charge. And he esq. and the Rev. James Raine. Without begs to tender his particular acknow the early and valued assistance of the ledgments to John Griffith, esq. Deputy former, the present Work would never Prothonotary; to Henry Donkin, esq.

have been undertaken; and it could Deputy Cursitor; and to John Gregson,

never have been completed in its present esq. Deputy Register of the Episcopal form, had not the Author been able at Chancery. To Wilkinson Maxwell, esq. all times to rely, with perfect confidence, Deputy Register of the Consistory Court, on the unwearied zeal, and indefatigable he is indebted for the inspection of the industry, of the latter, -- It remains to valuable Ecclesiastical records in his mention one obligation, of which the and he begs at the same time to

extent will be best understood by a rereturn his sincere acknowledgments to

ference to the following Resolutions : Mr. Sbireff Middleton, of the same office, Durham, June 3, 1812.-At a Meet. for bis constant and ready attention. ing of several Gentlemen resident in and He also owes his acknowledgments to near this City, held this day, it was reRichard Scruton, esq. Under Sheriff, and solved, 1. That it is desirable to preserve

by Engravings some of the more curious

specimens of Antient Architecture in * " At the suggestion, he believes, of this County, and also the Portraits of a' William Bray, esq. F. 8. A.”

few of the most distinguished Men born

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in or connected with it. - 2. That the George Wheler to the liberality of his County History now preparing for the descendant Granville Hastings Wheler, press by Robert Surtees, of Mainsforth, of Otterden in Kent, esq. The View of esq. affords a favourable opportunity of Houghton Hall is engraved at the exsecuring these purposes. — 3. That the pence of the Rev. John Hutton; and Proposal already circulated, for raising the Plate of the Cenotaph at Barnes is a Subscription to furnish such Engrav. contributed by the Rev. Win. Ettricke.” ings to the Author for insertion in his

Having given so copious an extract Work, meets the approbation of this from the Author's Introduction (and Meeting, as a measure calculated to

it would have been sacrilege to have preserve the more interesting remains of Antiquity, and to contribute to the abridged it), a further account of this

Work must be deferred to another useful embellishment of the Work, without rendering it necessary to impose so

opportunity. high a price upon it as would greatly limit its circulation and utility.-4. That 17. The History and Antiquities of the the Castles or other residences of Gen Deanery of Craven, in the County of tlemen, are 'not proper objects to be

York. The Second Edition, with many engraved out of this Subscription.-5. Additions and Corrections. By Tbomas That a Committee of Three Gentlemen Dunham Whitaker, LL. D. F. S. A. be appointed to carry the Proposal into Vicar of Whalley in Lancasbire. 4to. execution ; and that Dr. Fenwick, Ed pp. 529. Nicbols, Son, and Bentley. ward Shipperdson, esq. and the Rev. THE warm but very faithful report W. N. Darnell, be requested to act as which we made of the former Editiou of such Committee, and that they be in this Work, vol. LXXV. p. 1129, would structed to confer with Mr. Surtees on the choice of subjects for engraving, the fluous, did not the celebrity acquired

render any further notice of it super. selection of Artists, and, in general, on the measures they may think advisable. by its Author again recall it to our -6. That the Committee, when they

attention. It may be proper, howshall have ascertained the probable ever, to extract bis manly Adveramount of the expence to be incurred,

tisement. be requested to apply to the different “ By the candour of an indulgent Subscribers to speeify the sums which publick, this work has in five years they are willing to subscribe.'

been enabled to pass through a Second " Out of the funds raised by this Sub- Edition. The circumstance is not usual, scription, a considerable part of the ex at least so early, in works of a local pence incurred by the Plates in the pre nature: but it becomes the Author to sent Portion of the Work has been de- remember in how small a degree it is to frayed. - To the Gentlemen forming the be ascribed to bimself; for the subject Committee, the Author returns his ac was interesting, the materials original, knowledgments for unwearied exertion and the decorations numerous and beauin furi hering the object of the Subscrip- tiful.-In correcting the former Edition, tion, and, individually, for much per. he has attended to every hint which sopal hindness. Nor can be omit this could reasonably claim attention, and opportunity of expressing his high sense has expunged every remark which, bowof obligation to Mr. Blore, for perpetual ever unintentionally on his part, may attention to the whole conduct and pro have hurt the feelings of any respectable gress of the Engravings, and for much

person. But this complaisance could more of steady and zealous friendship not be permitted to extend to contested than can be well acknowledged in this truths. On such topicks be waited for place. - In the present Volume, inde reasons, he invited conviction; but he pendent of the general Subscription, the was not to be silenced by authority.-Editor is indebted to the Dean and Experience had taught him that in the Chapter of Durbam for the Plates of the genealogies of old families there are Jäterior of the Choir, and the North

many vestiges of error, and some of Cloister Door of Durbam Cathedral. - fraud, which time and vanity bave renTo be Bishop of Durham, for the en dered sacred; and Rumour whispered graved Portraits of Bishops Cosin and in his ear that some Topographers had Butler.-To John George Lambton, esq. been required to adopt Pedigrees uvexhe is indebted for the beautiful View of amined, as the price of a subscription or Lambton, from Glover's original Paint an engraving *. It is however equally ing He owes the fine Portrait of Sir

due to his own feelings, and to the an* For the credit of our Topographical Bret bresi, we hope that the many-tungued Monster is in this instance fallacious. “ Our withers are unwrung." Edit.


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