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extend to, the Restoration of the competent to afford concerning their Jews) it is very remarkable, that a Sacred Books, which they (though spirit of enquiry has been lately generally sunk in sordid ignorance) springing up among the Jews; and still venerate ; and which their Rabmany, in places very distant from each bins + are liitle able, perhaps less other, have been brought to acknow- willing, to bestow. ledge our blessed Saviour to be the How honourable to our venerable proinised Messiah. At the same time Church, that niany of her most proa like surprising change respecting this found Scholars have so benevolently long despised, persecuted, and won- 'associated, in order to disseminate a derful people, has passed upon the knowledge of the Hebrew Scriptures minds of the Christian Nations *.

among the dispersed, and hillierto Politicians have been raising them to 'despised, Children of Abraham! Withthe rank of Citizens and Licge Sub- out any sinister motive, with no Secjects; and learned Theologians la- tarian zeal, but upon the broad and - bouring to instruct them in the know. generous basis of Christian benevoledge of their own Sacred Books and lence, at the expence of much labour antient records. The name of Jew, and cost, offering gratuitous instrucwhich, by the awful decree of Hea- tion to the ignorant, and kind admoven, has been for nearly eighteen nition to the profligate ; in order that bundred years “ a proverb, reproach, they may becone peaceful, honest, and bye-word among all nations,” is and useful members of society in this visiblý becoming less and less odious; world, and fit for higher felicity in and serious Cbristians observe in them that which is to come. a miraculous proof of the Divine Au- Such are the means used, the thenticity of those Sacred Writings object pursued, and the end desired, committed to their charge. They by " the London Society for propasee in Jews the descendants of that gating Christianity among the Jews.'' great family distinguished by the To have raised the Jews to the rank Most High from all the families of of Citizenship is perhaps one of the the earth ; to whom Divine Revela- few bright acts of Buonaparte's gotion was given; "whose were the vernment : but how much 'nobler ihe Prophets” and Apostles ; " and of effort to ra. them to prescot and whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ everlasting happiness ! came.'

Yours, &c.
That the temporary fill of the Jews
from the favour of God was to make Mr. URBAN,
way for the vocation of the Gentiles,

TI
CHE lively interest that you

have is largely insisted upon by Saint Paul, ever evinced for the preservation in his Epistle to the Romans. He of Antiquity, will, I trust, be a sufaffirms, however, with equal assur. ficient apology for requesting an inance, their liestoration ;

and assures sertion of the following Letter of us, that if in their fall they benefited an occasional Correspondent and conthe world, much more,shall their re- stant Reader. covery abound in glory.

To the Author of the " Pursuits of If then a variety of circumstances, Architectural lunovation." unparalleled in the history of the

Sept. 29. Christian world, do row excite an MOST highly gratified with the peattention to this wonderful People, rusal of your interesting Observations which they never before experienced ; on the intiert Archilecture of this surely it is not presumptuous to sup- Kingdom, and your frequent exposure pose, that Providence is operating of those various Improvements and some great change in their condition. Innovations made by Modern ArWhether, however, the period of their CHITECTS in our licclesiastical BuildConversion he near or remote, cer. ings; permit me to direct your attentainly nothing can be more creditable tion to the following hasig remarks. to this balion, iban the being the first During an excursion ihat I made this to hold out to the Jews, that instruc- autumn into various parts of Kent, I tion which our learned Divines are so visited the antient and distinguished

* See Atkins's “ History of the Israel. to There is in this Country at least ites," reviewed in vol. LXXX. p. 556. ONE eminently learned fabbi. EDIT.

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city of Canterbury; and amongst the informed that it had been FITTED UP very many venerable and beautiful re

CONVENIENT PLACE" to put mains of an-iquity which it contains, faggots and coals in *. my attention was naturally attracted I passionately exclaimed, “Is the to its magnificent Cathedral, that no grand Western Entrance of this veble and elegant pile, not less highly uerable building, which has withstood interesting from its architectural tue brunt of ages, and resisted the viosplendour, the richness of its decora. lence of faction and the ravages of tions, the beauty of its ornaments, tine ; is the magnificent Cathedral and the chaste correctness of its pro- of Canterbury, the pride of Archiportions, than from the various spe- tecture, and the Metropolitical Church cimens that it exibits of the style of al- of England, to be turned into a remost every age, from the Nornian ceptacle for cvals and fuggots ? Some Conquest to the æra of Monastic Dis- considerable time elapsed before I solutions.

could suiticiently recover myself as As an ardent admirer of Antient to reflect how such a palpable nuiArchitecture, I was most highly de- sance could ever be tolerated; particulighted with my examination; and, larly so, as I understand that in the after having enjoyed a rich treat from year 1787, when the Nave was newly a minute inspection of the interior paved, all the Tombs and Gravestones beauty of this venerable pile, I ad- w.re removed, although many of journed to a view of its exierior, and them covered the mouldering refor that purpose hastened to the grand mains of Archbishops and Priors of Western Front, 'where its large win- , the Convent, merely becausa they dow, so exquisitely proportioned and were deemed "

UNSEEMLY OBJECTS"; $ou richly ornamented with stained and likewise that a beautiful little glass, entirely engrossed my attention. Chantry + of the family of Brenchley,

After having fully satistied my cuie which from having been retitted by riosity, I proceeded to examine its Dean Nevil for the burying-place of grand Entrance, adorned with various bis family, assumed his naine, and shields and canopied niches, but which which contained several highly-tinish. now appeared to be rarely used ; ed monuments, was pulled down solely and was forcibly struck with the rich. from an idea that it “ #LOOKED UN ness of its design and the beauty of SIGITLY ;” although a very trifling its decorations. On retiring from this sum expended on it would have been elegant Front, I perceived that a deep amply sufficient for its repairs; and recess on one side of the entrance, as it was erected in the reign of Henry formed between two massive Buttres. VI. it would have now remained an ses, was most carefully boarded up; interesting object for the inspection which at the first view I conceived of the Architectural Antiquary. was done with the laudable idea of What, let ne aski, would be the preventing the commission of nui- feelings and emotions of a Prior or a sances, or the rude attempts of those Monk of the fourleenth century, who who too often injure and deface. But, spared neither time, pains, nor exon a closer inspection, judge, sir, pence, in beautifying and adorning what was iny surprize and astonish: his beloved fabrick, could he now ment, when I perceived that it was behold a part of that venerable pile evidently barricadoed in this “ thus contaminated and disgraced I sightlymanner, merely as a conve- think I may confidently assert, that pient receptacle for stores or other the Minister and Churchwardens even implements esployed in the repara

of the meanest Parochial Edifice in tion or for the use of the building. this kingdom would be actuated by Disgusted at the sight of such an un- such a reverence and regard for the seemly object, which contributed so,

* We have no doubt but that this 13 much to disfigure the Entrance and conceal its beauty, and at the same

some slight inclosure fura temporary purtime anxious to obtain some more

posemor that, should it be otherwise, the accurate information concerning it, I

present very excellent Guardians of the

Cathedral will see the necessity of orderapplied to a shop immediately oppo- ing its removal. Edit. silc, and enquired for what purpose + Gostling's Walk, p. 20.5, ed. 1777. these boards had been erected, and I Beauties of England and Wales, Vol. the recess so closely barricadoed. In VII!. p. 855. aliswer to my eager enquiries, I was

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sacred place over which they are ap- dressed these remarks; and can assure pointed guardians, that they would you that they were dictated by no siblush to be the tolerators, much less nister motive, but merely from an the erectors, of such a modern “ CON- ardent desire for the preservation of VENIENCE." How must the admirer those august and venerable kenains of Architectural Antiquity tremble, of Antiquity, which have for ages when he retiects to what modern pur- been the pride and boast of our counposes the whole of this venerable try, and of which I have ever been a building may in time be converted, most tervent admirer. when he now beholds a part, and that Yours, &c.

VIATOR. too the most magnificent, thus disfigured!

Mr. URBAN,

July 5. When Puritanism, like a noxious va- CAW any of your Correspondents pour, overshadowed this country, we too well know to what unhallowed first Earl of Bute? I am aware that purposes these sacred walls were per he had several children, one of whom verted; and surely one would imagine was James, the second Earl; and one that, awed by such a conduct, its of the daughters married into a fapresent Members would studiously mily of the North of Ireland. I wisla avoid approximating so profane an

to obtain an exact account of the example. The rich and ample cudow. births, marriages, and time of dement of this Cathedral, and the im- cease of all the children, as I am about mense revenues attached to it, if not to publish a Work, entitled, “An expended in beautifying and adorn- Account of antieni meble scottish ing *, o'ght surely to preserve it in Families,” add ny production would violate from unsightly nuisances and be deiicient without this knowledge. the rude attacks of modern innovation, I tave consulted two or three Peer As interesting monuincuts of Na- ages of the day, and amongst these tional Architecture, some portion of Debretts, whose information is always those riches should be appropriated to be depended on, but bille:to willifor the preservation of their anticnt out effect. in iis iast edition, i persplevdour. If such extensive power ceive he goes no farther back than Þe vested in a Chapter as to disfigure, James, the second Earl. disgrace, and conluminate the Struc- Youis, &. A VERY OLD SUBSCRIBER. țures comunitted to its care; if it be authorized to pull down such parts

Mr. URBAN,

July 18, which in its wisdom it may deem un. ME Preface to our English Bible, sightly, and on the reparation of which a small sum timely expended would with the folio editions, does not seem restore to their pristite beauty, we to be so well known as it deserves to tremble lo anticipate to what lengths bé. It was written, as Wood informs this power" may be extended, and us, by one of the principal translaiors, what serious consequences the revolu- Miles Smith, Bishop of Gloucester, an tion even of a few years may possibly Oxford man, educated in Brazeu-nose produce. In such cascs, i contend, College, who " for his rich and acthat as publie Monuments of the Re- con prished furniture” in history, was ligion and the Architecture of the called “a walking library.” 1am at country, the strong arm of Legislative present reminded of this Preface by Authority should be exerted to pre- what a “ Constant Reader" has observe them from contamination, di serice* from Du lin, os ibat in all grace, and ruin. To you, Sir, who ages, thic Church (of Rome] exhorted have ever proved yourself so zealous the faithful to read the Scriptures." a friend for the preservation of Ec- On this head the writer of the Preface clesiastical Architecture in your firm says: "Now the Church of Roine and manly exposure of those various would seem at length to bear a moIniprovements arl Linnovations made therly affection towards her children, by Modern Architects, I have ad- and to allow them the Scriptures in

their mother tongue: but iudeed ilig * The short but satisfactory Letter in Vol. LXXX. p. 18, is, we think, fully suf- * Vol. LXXIX. p. 1200. See also what ficient to answer this part of our Corre- the same Currespondent says Vol. LXXX. spondent's Letter. Erit.

p. 303, b.

tore

a gift not deserving to be called a were lately copied from the Monugift, an unprofitable gift. They must ments of William Uvedale, Esq. and first get a licence in writing before Sir William Uvedale, Knt. in the they may use them; and to get that, Church of Wick bam, Hampshire. they must approve themselves to their “ Hic jacet Gulielmus ūvedale Ara Confessour, that is, to be such as are, miger, qui obiit regno Regina Elizabethæ if not frozen in the dregs, yet sowred undecimo, et anno Domini 1569. with the leaven of their superstition. Vivit qui vivit, jam corpore libera celo Howbeit it seemed too much to Cle

Mens fruitur: fælix gaudet adesse Deo.

Quis vetat, emensum sinceræ tempora vitæ ment* the Eighth, that there should be

Ut capiat rectè præmia, posse mori.” any licence granted to have them

Arms. Quarterly, i. Argeut, a in the vulgar tongue; and therefore

cross moline Gules. 2. Barry of ten, he overruleth and frustrateth the grant Argent and Gules, on a canton Azure, of Pius the Fourth. So miich are they afraid of the light of the scrip- Argent. '4. Azure, a fret Or. 5. Or,

a cross patonce Or. 3. Gules, a fret ture (Eurifugæ Scripiururum, as Ter

a pheon Azure. 6. Barry of six, tullian speaketh), that they will not trust the people with it, no pot as it Argent and Azure, a label of three is set forth by their own sworn men,

points Ermnine.

-Memoriæ Clarissimi Equitis Gulielmi no not with the licence of their own

Uvedale, qui obiit Svo die Januarii 1615, Bishops and Inquisitors. Yea, so un- ætatis suæ 569 willing are they to communicate the Vis, Lector, quis sit tumulo qui conditur Scriptures to the people's understand- isto;

[suæ. ing in any sort, that they are not Flos Uvedalorum est, gentis honosque ashamed to confess, that we forced Vis spacium Vitæ : sex quinquaginta Dethem to translate it into English against

cembres. their wills. This seemeth to argue a

Pignora quæ fuerunt: ter tria. Quæve bad cause, or a bad conscience, or both. Sure we are, that it is not he

Consors : Nortoniæ stįrpis Maria inclyta ;

cujus that hath good gold, that is afraid to

Post cineres Pietas vitet in hoc tumulo. bring it to the touchstone, but he Thy Vertues (worthy Knight) neede not that hath the counterfeit.”

this Tombe

[fairer roome. ANOTHER CONSTANT READER. Men's Hearts and Heav'n affoorde them

Yet sith thy earthly Part jointly deserv'd, Mr: URBAN, Louth, Feb. 13. Thy Spouse would it'therein should be R. Mavor having solicited (Vol. preserv'd;

[twaine țion respecting Nicholas Udail; I beg So might one Grave at last your Bones lea ve to inform him, that the cele

containe." brated Nicholas Udall was a native of

· Arms. Argent, a

cross moline Hampshire, and descended from Peter Gules ; impaling Sable, a lion ramLord Uvedale, a Peer of the Realm, pant Oi. and Nicholas V. Constable of Wine

Yours, &c.

ROBERT UVEDALE. chester Castle in the reign of Edward 111. He was admitted Scholar of

Mr. URBAN,

July 15.

НЕ and Probationer Fellow, 1524, and

cerning whom afterwards obtained the Mastership ent W. K, enquires, are to the best of of Eton, and was Canon of Windsor my knowledge as follows: in the reign of Edward VI. He con

1. Azure, a maunch Or. Conyers. tinued Master of Eton School till 155);

2. Or, a chevron Gules, and a chief when he was appointed Master of Vair. St. Quintin. Westininster. He died 1557, and was

3. Sable, a saltire Argent. Rylston ; buried at Westminster. He was au

a crescent for difference. thor of several learned publications ;

4. Azure, semée of cross croslets and other pieces by him are in Ms. in

and 3 cinguefoils Argent., Durcy. the King's Library.

5. Azure; 3 bars gemels, and a chief I take the opportunity of sending

Or. Meynill.

6. you the following Inscriptions which

a sesse inter 3 garbs

7. - on a bend-, 3cingnefoilsSee the observation (set forth by Clement his authority) upon the 4 h Rule

8. Gules; a fess inter 3 biedgehog's of Pius IV. his making, in the Index Libi

Argent. Claxton, alias Heriz. prohibit. p. 15, v. 5."

The

Corpus Charisti College, Oxford, 1520

, TuerQuarterings of Congers, con

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The 6th and Tth quarters I am not be found in the writings of the Hori. Rob. Herald enough to appropriate: a re- Boyle) if I did it sparingly, and but once ference to the pedigree of Conyers

or twice at most in 152 pages, than that will shew how the other quarters were

single word of my Examiners, cotempobrought in.

rary, which is a downright barbarism ; for The existing family of Conyers of the Latins never use co for con, except be. Essex is very distantly connected with

fore a vowel, as coequal, coeternal ; but

before a consonant they either retain the that of the late Baronet. Tristram

n, as contemporary, constitution, or melt Conyers of Walthamstow, who died

it into another letter, as collection, com$. p. 1619 (from whose brother Ro.

prehension. So that my Examiners' cobert, merchant in London, the Essex temporary is a word of his own coposition, family descends) is stated to be a for which the learned world will cogratulate younger son of the house of Bowlby him." and Bagdaile, in the North Riding of Nothing but ignorance can resist Yorkshire. A Pedigree of the Bowlby the force of this evidence. family of Conyers, carried back to Yours, &c.

W.S. S. the lime of Henry VI. (previous to which period they must have branched CONFESSIONS OF A NAVAL OFFICER. from the chief line at Sockburne) may (Continaed from Vol. LXXX.p.616.)

given that day, What news ? was vain Nichols's - Leicestershire."

turally the first question. Amongst Yours, &c.

R. S. a great pamber of people, there is

seldom wanting some 'scapegrace lo Mr. URBAN, Oxford, July 6. give whatsoever report a first curI is something strange that an una venen en and an excess of improbable, words should not have kept pace with strangle a lie. This whipping affair other improvements in our language, of the Frenchman had not circulated especially in cases where the ortho. beyond the change of guard, before graphy might be ascertained by sure le pauvre matelot was grown into a and approved rules. We frequently popish conjurer, and his twelve lashes meet with the word cotemporary in were multiplied into being flogged the writings of some men ; while

to death on board the Brune for deal. olhers, better read in our language, ing with Old Nick. A story for the write contemporary. I could mention world's approval requires only slander a pamphlet of some critical reputa- or superstition: these are salt and tion, which lately issued from a press sugar; and where plenty of both seain this University, where towards the sons a tale high, that may live beyond beginning we have cotemporary, and

its author. towards the end contemporary, as if

On the score of superstition, Gibit was of no consequence to the raltar was prepared just at this time. beauty and purity of our language L'Oriflame, a well-appointed 40-gun which way the word was written, or

French ship, had been taken by our as if the writer was uncertain which Isis of 50. Captain Wheeler, immediwas the true orthography, but had a ately prior to close action, sent for mind to be right in one of the places Mr. Deans, Surgeon of the Isis, and at least. The word should always be entrusted to him certain particular in. spelled contemporary,

And that I junctions about family concerns. The may not be understood to dictate from Doctor attempted to parry funeral my own judgment, take the following ideas, but was bluntly told, * I know example. Dr. Bentley was reproached full well this day's work: Cunningby the Oxford Editors of Phalaris's ham will soon be your Commander. Epistles for anglicizing Latin words," All the great circumstances of my such as aliene, negoce, &c. Part of life have been shown in dreams: my that great man's reply, in the Preface last hour is now come.” He was killed to his immortal Dissertation on Pha- early in the fight; and Lieutenant Jario's Episiles (p. 44. edit. '1777) is as Cunningham managed so well in the follows.

devolved command, that Admiral “ I must freely declare, I would rather Saunders made him a Post-captain inuse not my own words only, but even to L'Oriflame in Gibraltar Bay. these (viz. ignore, recognosce, wbich are te This foreknowledge of things at

hand

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