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Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 1. old armed chair, still remaining in it, I

SEND you a View, by the late is shewn by the landlord with partipublic-house at Whittington, in Der- is said the Earl of Devonshire sat; and byshire, which has been handed down he tells with cqual pleasure, how to posterity for above a century, under it was visited by his descendants, and the honourable appellation of “ The the descendants of his associates, in Revolution House” (see Plate II.) the year 1788. Some new rooms, It obtained that name from the acci- for the better accommodation of tal meeting of two noble personcustomers, were

dded about 20 years ages, Thomas Osborne Earl Danby, and William Cavendish Earl A particular and an animated ac of Devonshire, with a third person, count of the commemoration of this Mr. John D'Arcy *, privately one great event on this spot, Nov.5, 1788, morning, 1688, upon Whittington will be found in your vol. LVIII. pp. Moor, as a middle place between 1020-1022. On that day was deliChatsworth, Kniveton, and Aston, vered in the Church of Whitting their respective residences, lo consuli ton **, to an audience that greatly about the Revolution, then in agi- overflowed its narrow dimensions, tation t; but a shower of rain hap- with all the energy that the subject peuing to fall, they removed to the demanded, a Sermon from these village for shelter, and finished their striking words, “This is the day conversation at a public-house there, which the Lord hath made :' we will the sign of the Cock and Pyvot I. be glad, and rejoice in.it ++,"iby the

The part assigned to the Earl of late learned and worthy rector, thic Danby was, to surprize York; in Rev. Dr. Saipuel Pegge, then in his which he succeeded : after which, 85th year. the Earl of Devonshire was to take Yours, &c.

D. H. measures at Nottingham, where the Declaration for a free Parliament,

Mr. URBAV,

Bridgwater, Somerset, which he, at the head of a number of

Dec. 6. gentlemen of Derbyshire, had signed

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ine to be of great antiquity, and nobility, gentry, and commonalty of in other respects a subject of curiothe Northern counties, assembled sity, was lately ploughed up in a field, there for the defence of the laws, in the hainlet of Suttou Mallett, on religion, and properties 1. The suc- the North edge of King's Sedgwoor cess of these measures is well known; in this county, the particulars of and to the concurrence of these which I send you for insertion in your Patriots with the proceedings in Magazine, if you think proper; and favour of the Prince of Orange in the doubt not but an exposition of it West, is this Nation indebted for the will be gratifying to many of your establishment of her rights and liber- Readers, if any person acquainted ties at the glorious Revolution. with the subject will favour them

he cottage here represented 1 with it. · The Coin is of silver, the stands at the point where the road size of a Denarius, and weighs 53 from Chesterfield divides into two grains. On the side which I take to branches, to Sheffield and Rotherham. be the Reverse, is a bust, wearing a The roon where the Noblemen sat kind of cap, not unlike a turreted is 15 feet by 12 feet 10, and is to this day crown, having three points, or rays, called The Plotting Parlour. The appearing erect from its margið ; two

* It appears, from traditional accounts, that Lord Delannere, an ancestor of the present Earl of Stamford and Warringtony, was also at this meeting. Edit. + Kennett.

A provincial name for a Magpie. ģ Rapin, XV, 199.

|| Deering's Nottingham, p. 258. Auother View of the Revolution house, from al drawing by the late Majør Rooke, will be found in our vol. LIX. p. 124; together with “ A Narrative of what passed at this House, 1688," written by the Rev. Dr. Pegge. Edit.

** The Church of Whittington is engraved in vol. LXXIX. p. 1021, and the Rectory House, in the second part of our present volume, p. 217. EDIT,

+ Psalm cxviii. 24.
GENT. MAG. Suppl. LXXX, PART II.

shorter B

Nok28, 1688 $, was adopted by the A ROMAN Coin, which

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610 Roman Coins explained.-Butler's Æschylus. (Vol. LXXX. shorter ones of like.description being who had the promotion of a Curule Ædile. between them. There is a pellet ship ; and, consequently, in virtùe of before the bust, and the legend Ces his office, had the care of the Megalensian tianus behind it; the whole encircled Games celebrated in honour of Cybele; with an oruamental slender wreath. as R. A. may see by turning to the article On the Obverse is a Curule chair,

PLAETORIA, in the second volume aboveand what I take to be a sheep lying neations of ten Silver Denarii of the same

mentioned. There he may see the delion its back thereon, with a fish family, with no other difference, than that hanging by it. The legend is m.

of the Mint: master's marks; viz. a snake, PLA ETO RIUS. AED.CVR. Exergue, $. c.;

crab, palm, wing, a military standard, and these encircled by a wreath, as a star in a crescent, &c. in the place where above described.

I observe a fish in his impression, in which I have seen an account of a Copper I can discover no vestige of a sheep, &c. Coin, much like the preceding ; hav- The legends, on both sides, the same in ing M. PLAETORI. CEST. on one side,

them all. and P. CORSINI. with a bust, on the

The small Brass Coin of D. N. Const. other. It is given somewhere in the

&c. with the inscription of FELIX TEMPhilosophical Transactions; and I

PORUM REPARATIO, is a very common one,

C.
think it is there said, that “the M.
Plætorius mentioned, was Questor to
Brutus, one of Cæsar's murderers ;" Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 26. but I can find no M. Plætorius re

II

AVING perused those pages of the 392d year of Rome. Pliny in- the critique upon the Cambridge ediforms us, however, that Silver was tion of Æschylus appeared, and likepot coined in Rome, till about the wise the pamphlet addressed to the 485th year of that City.

Rev.J.C.Blomtield, in answer thereto, Yours, &c.

R. A. I felt some interest in the discussion ; P.S. As I am on the subject of and, as I had occasion hastily to look Coins, I will take the opportunity to over some parts of Æschylus, I made mention, that Mr. Dupcombe, in bis use of the two voluines published by “: Select Works of the Emperor Mr: Butler; and shall feel happy if Julian," vol. I. p. 278, in a note, any remarks I can make, should give mentions a Coin belonging to Christ pleasure to any of your Readers. Church, Canterbury, having a head, That Mr. Butler has subjoined a most with the inscription, DN. CONSTANTI. copious collection of annotations, all and on the Obyerse, a warrior on sides agree; the utility of them, and foot, directing bis javelin against a their arrangement, alone have been borseman, with his horse falling to called in question. I cannot but conthe ground-FEL. TEMP.... which fess that the text of Stanley, inserted is thought to be a Coin of the Em- by Mr. Butler, renders a continual peror Julian, “because,” says the reference to the woles and various Expositor, " I find no such of either readings, absolutely requisite to elicit of the Constantines," &c. This Coin some sense ; and, as the notes in the is of Constantius. I have one of resent edition, from their number, that Emperor, exactly as above couid not have been printed onder described, only the legend of the the text, a considerable time must Reverse is perfect, fel. TEMP. REPA- elapse in the perusal, especially as BAT10.,

Stanley's notes, the Variantes Lec*** The Denarius, sufficiently ascer- tiones, and the notes of Mr. B. and tained by R. A. is a Coin of the Roman others, are all three placed separate, family PLAETORIA, and not a very rare besides the Scholia. In fact, from oné, as it differs in nothing, excepting my own experience, I cannot help merely the Mint mark, froin ten others of thinking, that Mr. Botler's edition is the same family, ininutely described in well adapted for a discerning Scholar, Morell's “ Thesaurus Numisinaticus,” vol. I. p. 325, et seqq. and accurately Critical and Philological studies ;

who has plenty of time to spend un delineated in the second volume of the same work. It seems to me just sufficient but that it requires too much labour to say, that the turreted head represents and time for the universality of the Cybele, their Magna Mater Deorum; and Uoder-graduates of either of the , the Sella Curulis on the other

side denotes English Universities, or for any comthe dignity of one of the Plaetoriau family, mon reader. It is neatly priqted,

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and its typographical errors are rare. gether with all the various readings, With the exception of accentuation, and a few select notes under the text I have only discovered 1 typographi- It would be also useful to have the cal errors in the two volumes; which, more extraneous observations placed compared with those in the gaudy but separate, at the end of the volumes, jejune editions of Edinburgh, pub. as in Brutier's Tacitus. It need scarce lished by the University Printers, 'e said, that a popular edition of are mere nothing. They are as fol- Æschylus is the more wanted, as low:'viz. Prom. Vincl. lin. 404, var. Schutz unfortunately vever.

added lect. p. 45,“ vitteur,” reud“ vitetur;'' either the Scholia, a Lexicon Æschyl. Prom. Vinct, the 584th line in the Latin or a Notitia Literaria.. version is omiiled,

Igne combure

I cannot conclude without obseryvel sub terrâ tege vel ;" Prom. Vinct. ing, that the greatest thanks are due lin. 737, "." 'read“;"--Proin. Vinct. to Mr. Butler for his most erudite, p. 34, “ Astuwins," read “ Acquwing;” voluminous, and laborious publicaProm. Vinct. lin. 371, int. lat. “fer- tion, although it is not such a one as vidus," reud" fervidis ;" Supp. lin. to be generally used. 124, int, lat. “ barbara," read “bar- Should the above, Mr. Urban, be barain :" Supp: .p. 115, “ 330," read esteemod worthy of insertion in your “ 230.” Let any one peruse Brotier's Magazine, you will perhaps receive Tacitus, re-edited at Edinburgh, soine more observations on Classical · 1796, 4 vols. 4to. and compare the and Philological subjects, from errata with those above-mentioned, Yours, &c. OXONIENSIS, and he will quickly be convinced of P.S. I cannot conclude these rethe soundness of the maxim, “ look marks without adding, that the delay at home.” Should any one think (probably unavoidable) which has proper to doubt this, I will convince occurred in the publication of Mr. him in a future nuinber, by an enu- Butler's Æschylus, is a must serious meration of at least from 14 to 20 inconvenience to those who are taking errata in every volume, besides those it in; and that should Mr. B. be able aunounced by the Printer ; and lest in future to discover any means of any one should doubt the difficulties avoiding it, it would greatly facilitate of Stanley's text, let bim, inspect the sale of that deeply learned and Supp. lin. 15, where Stanley has . in valuable work. « κυμο αλεον,” a word never before heard of, but Schutz and Porson

Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 10.have most happily corrected it to ANY of your Readers are, doubt.

exure adsoy,” Suppl. lin. 122, and Supp. 892–4. I will now venture

exalted merits of Dr. Watts's Lyric to add a remark or two on Stan

Poems. I therefore crave from them ley's translation : Stanley, Prom.

an elucidation of part of the following Vinct. 794, translates “ad ortum

passage in a Poem intituled “God's Jucidun solis orbitæ." I think “ ad

absolute Dominion :" Orientem lucidum sole calcatum,"

“Lo, the Norwegians near the Polar sky

Chafe their frozen limbs with snow, equally elegant Lalin, and much more

Their frozen limbs awake and glow, literal. Suppl. 239, Stanley,

" etiam

The vital flame, touch'd with a strange ibi judicat facinora, ut fertur, Jupiter

supply, alius inter sustinentes supremum jus.” Re-kindles, for the God of life is nigh; I should prefer “et ibi Jupiter alius He bids the vital flood in wonted circles judicium ultinium feret, sicut dicunt,

flow. de mortuorum peccatis.” There are Cold steel expos'd to Northern air, some other places in Stanley's Latin Drinks the meridian fury of the midnight version, which I think might be bear, amnended, but on the present occasion And burns th' unwary stranger there." enough has been said. Every thing It is the Author's design through considered, it certainly appears to me the whole Poem, to assert the uncoo. that some new edition of Æschylus trouled supremacy of the all-creative would be gratifying to the publick, Power over his works; and to prove, which should contain a purer text that under his direction, they are

than Stanley's, without the great sometimes made subservient to pur. • liberties taken by the learned Schutz poses for which they are apparently (perhaps Porson's would suttice), to- inapplicable and undesigued.

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612 Vindication of Miss Holford's Poem of "Wallace."(VOL.LXXX. practice of restoring animation and expressed. To say that it is absocomfort to frozen limbs, by chafing lutely without meaning or connexion, them with snow, and of thawing is not my intention. I have put a frosted provisions by the same means, construction upon it that satisfies is well known : but to what fact in myself; but, as the passage is certainly Nature, or to what custom among

doubtful

one, I will not hazard my mankind, does the pious and learned opinion upon it, lest I should have Watts allude, in the last three lines misundersiood the Authoress, and of the passage now quoted ?

thus be doing an injury, where I wish I shall consider mys:lf as greatly to do a benefit. indebted to any of your Readers, who I therefore suffer this remark of will, by an explanation, enlighten the S. E. Y. to rest, and leave him to ignorance of

that exultation, which no doubt he Yours, &c. PHILOMATOES. will feel, on thus having the field

resigned to him. Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 8. Asl meam to follow your CorreI

made upon the Poem of Wallace, valion will be made on the lines relain p. 311, would, ere now, have been · tive to Scrymgeour. S.E. Y. wishes answered by some one more competent to know where we are to look for than I feel myself to be, for entering that History grave, and verse subinto the defence of an author's publi- line," which are to give that warrior cation. But no one having yet ad- the meed of deathless fame. I shall vanced to give those remarks any kind first observe, that in poems celebratof reply, I have been induced to step ing the deeds of brave men, nothing forward myself, though not without is more coinmon, or more natural, great reluctaoce, because I fear I am than a prophecy of this kind. Miss not one who is able to do that justice Holford having, in the course of her which a Poem like"Wallace"deserves. collecting the materials for her work, I flatter myself, however, that I shall met with the name and actions of have it in my power to illustrate at Scrymgeour, she has, in the warmth least some of those passages, pointed of composition, and the glow of adout as being veiled in obscurity. miration, which no doubt she thought

Your Correspondent S. E. Y. pre- all like herself must feel, who had faces his observations by a seeming made then selves acquainted with his acknowledgment, that the obscurily history, foretold that his faine shall complained of may possibly arise descend to the latest time. And is from his own “confined powers of there any thing unwarrantable in this : apprehension,” and modestly talks or can censure be extended to expresof the “ obtuseness of his facultics.” sions like these? I am bold to say This, however, is a mask easily seen But your Correspondent in this, through ; and those who peruise his as in other instances, being blind to critique must, I am sure, readily the sparks of a soaring genius, calmly perceive, that he does not imagine and coldly enquires, where is this his intellects to be quite so muddy, fame-bestowing history to be found ! as one would, from his preface, be I would ask him, if he imagines the almost induced to suppose he did. Authorens of “Wallace" to have I will, however, take him at his coined this character herself; for, own word; and without at all intend. surely, if he believes that such a Chief ing or wishing to arrogate to myself as Scrymgeour ever existed ; if he the claim of a clearer perception than, supposes that his name and actions the generality of others, endeavour are something more than the mere to explain the passages he has marked invention of the Authoress' brain ; I out as being so particularly uuintelli- say, if he believes this, he cannot but gible.

reasovably conclude, that there is a I make no doubt your Correspond. history of him somewhere ; and for ent will triumph, however, when I farther illustration of this passage, tell him, that I cannot but confess, I refer him to a work called “ The the stanza wherein the Authoress of Scottish. Chiefs ;" the Authoress of “Wallace” laments her inability to which asserts, that the outlines and recount the names of every hero and principal features of her story are patriot, is indeed very ambiguously founded on historical and traditionary

facts.

NO.

facts. He will there find an ample from the instrument's incapacity to description of Scrymgeour, both' in produce any other ? What! S. E. Y. the work itself, and in the annota. does not know then, that the strings tions prefixed to it.

or keys of an instrument are entirely Noue, however, but an invidious under the controul of the musician, Critick would have required this ex- and that lively or plaintive notes, planation.

discord or melody, are all to be proAs to the expression of “ beads of duced, and only to be produced, by fear,” I have only to say, that tastes the method of playing. I hope your frequently differ. 'It is, indeed, a novel Correspondent will another time be idea ; and introduced as it is by Miss more cautious in giving his opinions, Holford, to me it appears as beautiful and not, in the rancour of animosity. as it is original. From the remarks forget the distinctions between sense of S. E. Y. upon this expression, I am and nonsense! almost induced to think he is ignorant And so Miss Holford is to be taxed of its meaning.

with plagiarism, because she says, Your Correspondeut seems asto- " Who is it that rides thro' the night Rished at the idea of a scarf being so fast ?" I have only to observe, tied round the neck. Let him look that if this is to be called borrowing, in Johnson for the definition of the I shall feel much obliged by S. E. Y's word scarf, and I believe his wonder pointing out the author not guilty of will soon cease.

it. What, because Mr. Lewis has said, His next observation is upon the

“Who is it that rides so fast,” every mapner in which the pibroch is intro- one else is to be precluded from asking duced : a martial sound being attri- a sinuilar question. To be sure there is buted to it in one instance, and a a great sublimity of idea in the expresmerry one in another. · But what of sion, and such as would occur but to this : Does yonr Correspondent very few ! Hey, S. E. Y ? is it not so? suppose, that a musical instrument Fie, fie! Supposing the expressions must necessarily be confined to one quoted above can bear the epithet of species of musick! Does he imagine plagiarism, that plagiarism is so that what produces a martial sound, trifling, so insignificant, that I am cannot be made to produce any sure none but a Critick like S. E, Y. other? I would have him consider, could have thought of privately, if many of the instruinents composing much less publicly, mentioning it. a martial band are not'often used to In the same stanza your Corredirect and give spirit to the sprightly spondent marks a passage as being dance? or whether he has not, even so unconnected, as to appear ridicuin the streets, heard a slow and solemn lous. I think it necessary to quote air, immediately succeeded

by a

the lines : lively one ? 7 his observation of

" I mark'd on Scotland's saddest day, your Correspondent is certainly con

The spot where her mangled father lay! temptible ip the extreme, and would The maiden blossom of the North, lead us to think he knows as little Like a pale snow-drop glinted forth," &c. about Musick, as he appears to do about Poetry. But I must bere beg

He imagines the word her relatos

to--the maiden blossom of the North," leave to inform S. E. Y. that he him

whose name a subsequent line menself has been guilty, at least in my opinion, of the very same fault with is the meaning of Miss Holford, I am

tions as being Margaret. Why if this which he charges the Authoress of willing to allow, that the passage is “ Wallace,” that is, obscurity! I

unconnectedly expressed. But what cannot comprebend what he means

authority has S. E. Y. for placing this by asking the question, whether the

construction upon

it? pibroch is an unfeeling instrument, that obeys the hand or breath of the

“I mark'd on Scotland's saddest day,

The spot where her mangled father lay." master to any tune, indifferent whether grief or joy?I never knew, I hope I am not misunderstanding for my own part, that any instrument Miss Holford; but, without a moment's was otherwise than this. Does your hesitation, I apply the word her to Correspondent imagine, when he . Scotland; and, as in the lines immehears a musician play a bold, a lively, diately preceding these, it is expressed or a plaintive air, that it proceeds · tuat. Ale randers King of Scotland,

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