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Since the articles on York Minster were p. 382, Lady Horton became a widow Nor. printed, the Dean of York has published a 15, (not 22) 1811." jetter, in which occurs this important pas- Melas is desirous of noticing a remark in sage : “I have decided to leave the Screen the review of the Excerpta Historica, part for the present where it is, and to rebuild the III. in our January number, p. 55; where choir where it was. But in deference to it is suggested that horribiliter is a mistake the opinion of the many talented persons for honorabiliter, arising from a contraction who have recommended that the bases of in the original. Having been the contrithe great column should be uncovered, I butor of the article in that work, though he beg to state publicly, that it is my inten- had compared the passage of William Wyrtion (if the Chapter should not dissent) as cestre with the original MS. in the Heralds' soon as the work of restoration shall be College, he has again purposely examined finished, to set back the west front of the the word, and found it correct. In the MS. Screen a few feet, and to have worked in it is “ mag' audact' et horribilit' se habuit." stone those parts which are now worked in The word seems to mean fiercely. plaster. The expense, however, attending Melas would be gratified by the solution this alteration, will be defrayed by the Dean of this anagram, SOL LUCET ARDUIS; under and Chapter, and will not be charged to the which transposed form of the letters is Restoration Fund.” – On this reprieve of hidden the name of the author of an abridgthe Screen we heartily congratulate our ment of Vossius's Rhetoric, compiled for readers, and devoutly pray it may be con- the Grammar Schools at Amsterdam (Groverted into a full and unrestricted pardon. noviæ, 1711, 8vo.)

Col. MACDONALD, of Exeter, observes, An Old Subscriber says, “ I was surprised “In the whole history of Britain, there to find it stated in Lodge's Portraits, that cannot be a more interesting period than the present Viscount St. Vincent succeeded that now revolving, when a radical error his elder brother in the Peerage. His Lordwhich has been increasing and deteriorating ship succeeded his maternal uncle, the Earl the finest Constitution otherwise on earth, of St. Vincent, and is the second Peer of is about to be removed, and to restore it to the family.--In your memoir of the Earl of its pristine excellence, by a salutary Reform Bandon, it is incorrectly stated that the fain the House of Commons. This just and mily of Bernard was established in Ireland moderate amelioration has been frequently by Judge Bernard. That learned and estimastated in your Magazine, but without ad- ble lawyer was born in 1663, at Castle Maverting to what is now made a principal fea- hon, co. Cork, the seat of his father Franture at public meetings, i.e. the Ballor. The cis Bernard, esq. and of his grandfather advocates against it urge that it opens a door Francis Bernard, of Castle Mahon, whose to bribery, deceit, and even perjury, while will, dated 21 Dec. 1657, proved 10 Oct. those in its favour say, that mankind are 1660, is on record in Dublin. The name better than is supposed by the first case, of the family place was changed from Castle and therefore may be left to vote conscien

Mahon to Castle Bernard about a century tiously by the second case, or without what ago.--The last edition of Debrett's Peerage some term the shelter, and others, the states Helen le Scrope as the wife of John treachery of the ballot.. Seeing that opi- Smythe of Corsham. The pedigree in your nions thus run in directions diametrically last number varies from this account, and opposite; and that, in all human proba- calls her Joan Brouncker. Debrett states bility, no detrimental consequences will the Smythes to have been seated in Wiltarise from either mode of voting at elec- shire for seven centuries, -query, & mistions, let it be made optional with every print for some centuries ?” person coming forward to give his suffrage,

An Occasional Correspondent begs to sug80 to do either by open vote or by ballot. gest that “The Bells of Ouseley" (menThis procedure will prove satisfactory to all, tioned in Sept. Magazine, p. 194,) is a corwithout giving offence to any; and termi- ruption for “ Bells of Osney," which Abbey nate a contest appearing endless without was formerly famous for its bells. The great such a simple expedient, and unattended bell of Christchurch, Oxford, came from with the slightest inconvenience."

Osney Abbey. With reference to the Polignac pedigree We are sorry we cannot oblige “ An Oc(p. 101), W.H. L. remarks, that “ Dame cupier of his Glebe," but we must decline

Atours is the office of tirewoman to the renewing the correspondence on “ Clerical Queen of France, or perhaps similar to our

Farmers." lady in waiting ; and as this communicates IfT. E. will favour us with a reply to Mr. no information as to the name or title of Woolmer's paper on “the Geology of Dartthe ex-minister's mother, he should be moor," &c. we shall we glad to give it conglad to see this blank filled up.-Vol. C. ii. sideration.








Ampton, near Bury echoes of things, I know not whether

St.Edmund's, Feb.l. you are still sailing on the ocean, or YOUR interesting Miscellany hav- already arrived to take possession of ing now for a century been the depo- your new dignity and estate. In the sitory of literary and antiquarian in- former case I wish you a good voyage, formation, I trust you will indulge an in the latter I welcome you and wish old admirer, although a new corre- you joy. spondent, with the insertion of the I have a letter written and lying by two inclosed original Letters, from an me these three years, which í knew early contributor to your valuable not whither or how to send you. But pages,—that eminently learned and now you are returned to our hemi. pious prelate the late George Berke- sphere, I promise myself the pleasure ley, Bishop of Cloyne, in Ireland ; a of being able to correspond with you. man well known in the literary world, You who live to be a spectator of as the contemporary and intimate odd scenes, are come into a world friend of Pope, Swift, and Bp. Atter- much madder and odder than that you bury, the former of whom said, no left. We also in this island are growless justly than beautifully, of him, ing an odd and mad people. We were To Berkeley every virtue under beaven;" odd before, but I was not sure of our and the latter, when asked by Mr. having the genius necessary to become Pope for his opinion of him, re- mad. But some late steps of a public plied, “So much learning, so much nature give sufficient proof thereof. knowledge, so much humility, I did Who knows but when you have not think had been the portion of any settled your affairs, and looked about but angels, until I saw Berkeley." and laughed enough in England,

The first was written to Sir John may have leisure and curiosity to visit James of Bury St. Edmund's, Bart. this side of the water? You may eldest son of Sir Cane James of that land within two miles of my house, place, by Dame Ann his second wife, and find that from Bristol to Cloyne daughter and coheir of Francis Phi. is a shorter and much easier journey lipps, of the Inner Temple, London, than from London to Bristol. and of Sunbury, in Middlesex, esq. I would go about with you, and Sir John was the last heir male of his show you some scenes perhaps as family, who were formerly seated at beautiful as you have seen in all your Crishall, in Essex. The other is ad- travels. My own garden is not withdressed to a Mr. John Smibert, an out its curiosity, having a great numartist residing, in 1726, in the Little ber of myrtles, several of which are Piazza, Covent-garden, but at the seven or eight feet high. They grow time of writing this letter, at Boston, naturally, with no more trouble or art in New England. He, with Sir John, than gooseberry-bushes. This is litethen Mr. James, accompanied the rally true. Of this part of the world writer in 1728 in his voyage, on the it may be truly said, that it is Bermuda design.

Ver ubi longum lepidasque præbet

Jupiter brumas.
Dear Sir, Cloyne, June 30, 1736. My wife most sincerely salutes you.
In this remote corner of Imokilly, We should without compliment be
where I hear only the rumours and overjoyed to see you. I am in hopes

100 Original Letters of Dr. Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne. (Feb. soon to hear of your welfare, and re- Of the children of Bp. Berkeley main, dear Sir, your most obedient mentioned in the preceding postscript, and affectionate servant,

George the second son received his G. CLOYNE. education under his father, until about

nineteen years of age, when he beLETTER II.

came student of Christ Church, OxDear Mr. Smibert,

Cloyne, May 31, ford. After obtaining divers prefer1735.

ments, he settled in that of St. CleA great variety and hurry of affairs,

ment Danes in London, with which joined with ill state of health, hath held the rectory of Tyshurst, in deprived me of the pleasure of corre

Sussex, the Chancellorship of Brecksponding with you for this good while nock, and the sixth prebendal stall in past, and indeed I am very sensible

the church of Canterbury, the gifts of that the task of answering a letter is Archbishop Secker his sole patron. so disagreeable to you, that you can

He married Eliza, eldest daughter well dispense with receiving one of and coheiress of the Rev. Henry Frinmere compliment, or which doth not sham, M.A. rector of White-Waltham, bring something pertinent and useful.

Berks. Their only surviving son, Geo. You are the proper judge whether the Monck Berkeley, esq. LL.B. in the following suggestions may be so or no.

University of Dublin, F.S.S.A.; a I do not pretend to give advice, I only member of St. Mary Magdalen Hall, offer a few hints for your own reflec- Oxford, and of the Inner Temple, tion.

London ; published in 1789, “ LiteWhat if there be in my neighbour. rary Relics,” containing original lethood a great trading city? What if ters from King Charles Il. King James this city be four times as populous as

II. &c. &c.; amongst them are eightyBoston, and a hundred times as rich ?

six letters from the pen of his veneraWhat if there be more faces to paint, ble grandsire Bp. Berkeley. Mr. Monck and better pay for painting, and yet Berkeley died in 1793, the loss of whom nobody to paint them? Whether it so greatly affected Dr. Berkeley his would be disagreeable to you to re

father, that he survived him only two ceive gold instead of paper? Whether years. it might be worth your while to em

In 1797 appeared “Poems by the late bark with your bústs, your prints, George Monck Berkeley, esq." edited and your drawings, and once more by Mrs. Eliza Berkeley his mother, cross the Atlantic?

with a long preface written by that might not find full business in Cork, lady, consisting of some anecdotes of and live there much cheaper than in Mr. Monck Berkeley, and several of London? Whether all these things his friends. Yours, &c. A.P. put together might not be worth a serious thought? I have one

CHURCH OF St. Rocu, Paris, question to ask, and that is, whether myrtles grow in or near Boston with

Mr. URBAN, Paris, Jan. 20. out pots, stoves, or green-houses, in

THE Church of St. Roch* being sithe open air? I assure you they do tuated in the Rue St. Honoré, is an in my garden. So much' for the cli- edifice which attracts the notice of mate. Think of what hath been said, every visitor to this capital. It is the and God direct you for the best. í parochial church of the second arronam, good Mr. Smibert, your affectionate humble servant,

* In our Number for August last, p. 101, GEOR. CLOYŅE.

appeared an account of the ancient Church

of St. Germain l'Auxerrois, which has just P.S. My wife is exceedingly your hum

been the scene of popular tumult in Paris. ble servant, and joins in compliments We are now favoured, by the same Correboth to you and yours. We should spondent, with an account of the Church of be glad to hear the state of your health St. Roch, where the funeral mass for the and family. We have now three boys,

repose of the soul of the Duke de Berri, doubtful which is the prettiest. My much lamentable destruction, both in the

which has been made the pretext of so two eldest past well through the small churches and without, was at first intended pox last winter. I have my own health to have taken place; but the fatal honour better in Cloyne than I had either in is said to have been declined, by the pruold England or New.

dence of the Curé.-Edit.

Whether you


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