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11 W. R.'s interesting account of Girgenti a Monk, a younger son of the Edgeworths and Agrigentum will appear in our next, ac- of Edgeworth (now Edgeware), in Middlecompanied by a Lithographic Chart, repre- sex ; which property was carried to the fasenting the present state of that city and its mily of Brydges (query Lord Chandos ?) by environs, according to a survey taken in 1817. a female. This Roger Edgeworth wrote a

The Runic Inscription in Yorkshire will sermon against the Reformers, whose docbe engraved for our next.

trine he afterwards embraced, married, and S. R. is informed, that Lydiate Abbey is had two sons, who went to Ireland; viz. in the hands of the engraver.

Edward Edgeworth, Bishop of Down and J. P.'s Medal is not uncommon, and has Connor in 1593; and Francis Edgeworth, been frequently engraved.

Clerk of the Hanaper, in 1619. In turning HONORIA LIBERTAS (we are sorry to say) over Wood's Athen. Oxon. vol. I. p. 133, is not to our purpose.

I find an account of Roger Edgeworth, who The Bishop of Salisbury, inquired after I presume must be the person to whom Mr. by PALLO-Silvanus, was Martin Fotherby. Edgeworth alludes, as his supposed ancestor.

In answer to “A Constant Subscriber," Wood makes no mention of this Roger's the Fourth Volume of “ Illustrations of Li- having conformed, or married. He gives a terature” is in considerable progress; but list of his writings, and states that he died “heavy bodies move slow,” The Lives of Sir

in 1560. According to the same author John Pratt and his illustrious Son, are still“ (Wood) Roger Edgeworth was a native of in abeyance; but it is hoped that the Noble Holt Castle, in Wales.

He had many Marquis, by giving them to the Publick, church preferments : viz. Chancellor of will add one more laurel to those he has so Wells, Canon of Salisbury, &c. Wood says, deservedly gained. The long-promised con- “ When Henry VIII. had extirpated the tributions of the Colossus of Literature, are Pope's power, he (R. E.) seemed to be very still in their hieroglyphic state, and must so moderate, and also in the reign of Edw. VI. ; continue, till some adequate amanuensis can but when Queen Mary succeeded, he shewed be obtained

himself a most zealous person for the Roman Eu. Hood doubts his having “ fallen Catholic religion, and a great enemy to into error" (see p. 487) in respect to the Luther and the Reformers. epitaph upon Joe MILLER. It was given C. T. would be obliged by“ & correct from a transcript made many years since,

List of the Authors of our daily prayers in and E. H. inquires whether the stone was use, and of the Collects; in order to inform not transferred from the East side of St. general readers of those instructors in piety Clement's Danes church-yard, to the upper and true devotion, to be more attracted, if yard in Portugal-street, at the time of pulling possible, by the praise due to the names, as down the antient almshouses, and making well as to their prayers and thanksgivings.” the late improvements round the church.

The following statement presents the The circumstance of the inscription being

amount of Duty paid by the different Fire “ preserved and transferred”, by order of Insurance Companies of London, from MidMr. Jarvis Buck, Churchwarden, is highly summer to Michaelmas 1820 : ereditable to that gentleman. It is but few

Duty paid by of the neglected but honourable memorials of departed worth, when not wanted to patch

£26,424 3 or amend the path of kindred clay, that

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- 15,841 escape the shivering blow of the mattock. 3 Royal Exchange - 13,422 11 H. C. B. observes, a musical reviewer of 4 Imperial

8,630 14 celebrity always spells the name of Händel 5 County

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3,594 6 G.H. W. states, that “Lord Heuley (vol. 11 Union

3,511 13 XC. i. 396) does not derize his barony

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3,429 from Henley in Oxfordshire. His Lordship

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3,158 married the Lady Elizabeth Henley, sister

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2,830 and co-heiress of the last Earl of Northing

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2,412 10 ton, and was raised to the peerage of Ireland by the title of Baron Henley of Chardstock,

£ 108,655 adopting for his baronial dignity the surname ERRATUM.-Vol. XC. q. p. 561, b. l. 51, of the noble family whose heiress he had omit the preferment of Rev. Peter Elers, espoused. Mr. Edgeworth, in his Memoirs, whose death, on Nov. 7, is recorded in a derives his pedigree from Roger Edgeworth, previous Number, p. 476.

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,

For JANUARY, 1821."

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE.

Overland Northern Expedition. Whave been favoured with the " You can easily imagine the plea

perusal of a Letter from a sure which a traveller feels at arriving Geollernas connected with the Over.

at his encampment under such cir. land Northern Expedition (noticed in

cumstances. This you will probably

suppose to be a sheltered place, Vol. XC. ii. 548), from which we whereas its preparation simply conselect some interesting passages, rela- sists in clearing away the snow on the tive to the severity of a Nortb Ame ground, and placing thereon branches rican Wioter. It is dated “ Fort Chi- their blankets, coats, &c., and sleep

of pioe, on which the party spread peryau, Athabasca Lake*, June 6, in comfort, with a large fire at their 1820."

feet, though the thermometer be 40

degrees below Zero, and with nothing “ My last informed you of my but the canopy of Heaven to cover being on the point of departure for them. Here the Voyageur soon forthis place; the journey, a distance gels his fatigues and cares, and having of eight bundred iniles, was performed supped, lolls, stretched at bis ease, in two months. I need not describe to listening with pleasure to the various you, who are such a general reader, Darratives of his experienced compathe mode of travelling, with dogs and nions, who usually expatiate at length sledges; por mention the inconve- on the never-failiog subject of past nieoces produced by the severity of a adventures. North American winter; but I will « The Canadians, who compose the bear my testimony to the painful ini- principal body of these Voyageurs, tiation into the daily practice of are particularly happy at this kind of walking on spow shoes, the misery of amusement, aod they possess all the paiped socles and galled feet, which Jife and vivacity of the French chaa novice invariably has to contend racter, with as great a share of against, and which patience and per- thoughtlessness. No men are better leverance alone will enable him to adapted for this service; they are furonount; they were my companions active, and quite equal to any fatigue, for seven or eight days; afterwards and though' food of eating to an exI felt so inconvenience.

treme, yel can they bear hunger with

Athabasca Lake is situate in 590 N. lat.; and extends froni 110 to 115 W. long. It is surrounded by the dreary wilds of North America, which is solely inbabited by Savage tribes of Indians. In these desolate and dreary regions, “ universal stili. Dess," as the writer of the annexed letter observes, “ reigns sovereign mistress for six successive montbs."

Athabasca Lake is bounded by the Ochipeway Indians and the Great Slave Lake on the North; by the Peace River, the Caribeuf Mountains, and the Strongbow Indians on the West; the Great Atbabasca River on the South; and by the dismal and solitary wilds of America, on the East. Hudson's Bay is about 1000 miles East of Athabasca Lake, and that great extent of territory is almost uninbabited and unknown. The mouth of Copper River is 12°N. of Athabasca Lake, at the termination of the Stony Mountains. If our traveller should reach there, he might travel over the ice two or three hundred miles, and arrive at Melville Island, where Capt. Parry wintered. Discoveries bave also been effected by land in the parallel of long. 135o, W.

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4 Letter from the Overland Northern Expedition. much grealer patience thay the same man can tell, he instantly pulls up, class of Europeans, and to this melap- and pursues some other means of atcholy inconvenience the people here tack. When the berd are particuare frequently exposed. Instances larly on their guard, horses cannot have been related' of their having be used. The rider theo dismounts, gone three or four days without food; and crawls towards the herd through and their supply is always uncertain at the snow, taking care to remain moposts where animals or fish are scarce, tionless when any of them are looking when unfavourable weather prevents towards him. By this cautious manthe hunters and fishermen from ob- ner of proceeding, the hunter gevetaining them.

rally succeeds in getting very near “ I had a great treat on my route them, and singles out one or iwo of in seeing the huge and shapeless buf- the best. You will easily imagine falo (or bison of Buffon), and wit- this service cannot be very agreeable, nessing the different methods of ob- when Mercury will freeze, which is taining them.

The most dextrous often the case. way is, when a well-mounted rider “ TheIndians have another method, dashes at a herd, singles out an ani. by constructiog a pound. The prinmal, which he contrives to separale cipal dexterity in this, consists in getfrom the rest, and by managing his tiog the animals opce to enter the horse keeps him apart, and whenever roadway; fear theo urges them on, he can get sufficiently near for the and many men are stationed at the ball to penetrate the hide, he fires, head to dispatch them. We visited though going at full speed, and sel- one of these places near ao Indiau dom fails in bringing down his mark. encampment, and one of my compaThe priocipal dangers on this service nions iook an accurale drawing of are, either that big horse will fall into the whole scene. lu the animals he some of the numerous holes which has been particularly fortunate, which the badgers make; or that the en- has been much wanted; for I never raged animal should turn furiously saw any thing bearing the least reround when wounded, and gall his semblance to a buffalo before. horse, or succeed in dismounting him. “ In the countries where these aniWhenever the hunter perceives this mals cbiefly resort (grassy plains), the disposition, which the experienced natives are much more independent

as high North as 699, wbere the sea and fluctuations of the tide have been observed ; so that we may reasonably infer, that the Polar Sea, described in our last Volume, - extends as far West as 1650, which bas already been navigated by the way of Bhering's Straits. We sincerely hope, that the next expedition will remove all doubts on this interesting subject, and we entertain the most sanguine expectations of a successful result.

The following rough sketch will perhaps more clearly clucidate our observations.

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+ We have made arrangements for receiving the earliest intelligence respecting the discoveries to be effected the ensuing year in these unknown parts of the Arctic regions; when we hope to have the pleasure of presenting another Chait to our readers, as a sequel to our last, but on a more extended scale.

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1821.] Overland Northern Expedition.-Kelloe Church. 5 than the others; having food and vive the moments of grief they had clothing easy to be provided. They all experienced in the loss of many reare often is different to most Euro-lations, or the place should remind pean articles of commerce. The bane- them of past pleasures in the sociely ful traffic of spirits and tobacco, of friends whom they were never to with some trinkets, form their only see again. This race of men, Chipurchases. The poor natives of the pew yans, are a mild, timid set of perother parts bave to toil laboriously sons, excellently described in Hearne lo gain even subsistence; they have and Mackenzie's Voyages. therefore little to traffic with.

“ The cold was more severe than " All the Nations southward of this has been for many years. Both the bave suffered much this year from old stagers and Indians have comthe prevailiog diseases which have plained very much. I have not exraged amongst them, and carried off perienced more severity than I was many, especially children. They have prepared to expect; when travelling, Bow generally recovered theirstrength, I could generally keep myself warm bat not their spirits, which are always by walking. greatly depressed on the loss of rela- " You would enjoy the clear frosty lives. There was an instance of keep nights; the stars appear with uncomsensibility exhibited here a few days mon brilliancy, but the weather is ago by a whole tribe, which would tov cold for making observations with be scarcely expected in such unin any accuracy. The Aurora Borealis formed minds; they declined to pitch is occasionally very five, and of the their tents tbis season on a spot where most variable kind, both in motion they had long been accustomed to do, and colours." for fear the circumstance should re

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answer to a Correspondent, who Quarrington ; Cassop and Tursdale ;

makes inquiries relative to the Thoroley; and Wingate, including Parish of Kelloe, in the County Pa- Wheatley-Hill, Greenhills, and the latine of Durham, we beg to 'refer Burworths. We extract a few partihim to Mr. Surtees's “ History and culars, chiefly relative to the Church, Antiquities of Durham ;" in the first to accompany a very neat engraving volume of which splendid 'Work is a on Wood, which, with the permission very full account of Kelloe, with its of Mr. Surtees, we have apnexed to subordinate townships of Croxboe; "this article.

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