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[Feb. show a bad spirit, another might be an the Stamp Act. Junius even goes so evidence of ignorance: the first proved far, as to treat Lord Chatham as a that our forefathers in some cases lunatic, nor is he much more civil to were bigotted and persecuting; the se Lord Camden. cond, that the march of intellect was Junius beyond all question was a at a stand still, destroy them there decided Grenvillite, and I am tho. fore, without mercy! Perish all re roughly persuaded he was known to collections of blindness and ignorance! the Grenville family. Indeed, I have
If this Assembly had the government heard, on very good authority, that of Rome, I greatly fear we should see the Law Citations, contained in one of them directing the demolition of the Junius's Letters to Lord Mansfield, Arch of Titus, because it might give were furnished by Counsellor Darell, offence to the Jews. No more of such and were sent by him from Stowe to childish proceedings. The page of his. Mr. Woodfall, the printer of the Pubtory records the charge, and the im. lic Advertiser; and yet I have never partial voice of succeeding ages has heard that any such animosity existed acquitted the Catholics, was there, between the Grenvilles and Lord then, any fear of the inscriptions re Mansfield, as could warrant their viving it, or did the Common Council. giving countenance to the severe and men imagine that, with the inscrip- inhuman attacks made by Junius on tion, the very remembrance of the the latter great man. charge would be effaced? The next I cannot agree with Mr. Barker's exercise of their liberalism might con correspondent, that the French Revosistently be to tear from their journal lution grew out of the principles of the leaf which contains the words they Junius'; but I think it sprung in a have ordered to exist no longer ! great measure from the resistance of Yours, &c.
the Americans, to whom, as I have already signified, Junius was fiercely,
inimical. Mr. URBAN Gray's-inn, Feb. 4.
In reference to the letter of Melas, YOUR Correspondent Mr. Barker, page 592, it may be remarked, that his in your last Supplement, page 579, derivation of the word noon is not has' misnamed Mr. M'Lean, whose new. Dr. Pettingal noticed it in his Christian name was Laughlin, not Inquiry respecting Juries, published in Lachlan. According to my recollec- 1769. He observes, that among the tion of his hand-writing, it bore no
Romans causes were not heard, nor resemblance to that of Junius, as business transacted in the afternoon, given in the fac-simile copies publish- namely, after the ninth (the dinner) ed by Mr. Geo. Woodfall. M'Lean hour, hora nona, reckoning from six was a man of talent, but I have no
o'clock in the morning, our three conception of his having been able to
o'clock. write the Letters of Junius. That he term noon, though it now means 12
Hence, he says, that the was connected with Lord Shelburne, o'clock, which was formerly our dinthere is no doubt. It is not likely,
ner hour, as it still is that of the therefore, that he should have written working classes, now designated opeagainst his Lordship; but Junius in
P.R. some of his Letters has spoken contemptuously of that nobleman, who
CLUTTERBUCK, in Hist. of Herts, menwas never held in much esteem as a
tions Ethelreda, dau. of Edw. Harrison, political character, and was long known Esq. of Balls, co. Herts, by Fra. dau. of by the nick-name of Mulagrida. Reginald Bray, Esq. of Barrington, county
It is said, in the letter quoted by of Gloucester, as mother of the Viscount de Mr. Barker, that whenever Junius Townshend. In the same page this lady mentions Lord Temple's brother-in- is called Audrey; and' so likewise in the law, Lord Chatham, it is evidently British Compendium and other Peerages, with great caution and hesitancy. and on her monument at Hertford. PreNow surely the writer could not have suming that Ethelreda and Audrey are thereseen the early letters of Junius, writ- C. and the editors of the Peerages correct
fore synonymous, I would yet ask, are Mr. ten under other signatures, in which
in calling her the granddaughter of Bray? or Lord Chatham is grossly abused for' had Edward Harrison two wives ? because he his support of the American Colonists is represented in Gent. Mag. for 1732, to (whom Junius considered as rebels), have married ....., daughter of Thomas and for his Lordship's opposition to Whorwood, Esq. of Oxfordshire. J. L.
105 NEW CHURCHES.No. XXIX. crowned with the entablature and St. Peter's Church, HAMMERSMITH. blocking course as before. The archi. Architect, Lapidge.
trave and frieze are brick; the mould.
ings and cornice only being of stone, IN continuation of our series of Each flank has five semicircular arched views of the new Churches in the me- windows enclosed in architraves of tropolis and its vicinity, we this month stone. The east end is plain, the face lay before our readers as the first sub- of the wall relieved with breaks ; it ject in the accompanying engraving has a segment arched window in the (see Plate I.) a north-west view of centre, and also two doors, used as this building. It will be seen that subordinate entrances to the Church. the architect has adopted the Grecian The elevation is finished with the style in his design. The plan is a pa- continued entablature, and above the rallelogram, with a tower and lobbies centre is an attic flanked with trusses, at the western end. The superstruc- corresponding with the principal front, ture is built of Suffolk_brick, with The roof is slated. Bath stone dressings. The tower is
THE INTERIOR entirely of stone.
is approached by three lobbies in the The west front consists of a tetra- portico; the central is the basement style portico of the Grecian Ionic order, story of the tower, and forms a porch surmounted with a pediment, the co to the principal entrance ; the others lumns being fluted. The interco. contain stairs to the galleries. The lumniations are solid, the central being body of the Church is not divided into wider than the lateral ones, and con nave and ailes, but presents an untaining the principal entrance, which broken area; it has consequently no is surmounted by a pediment resting striking architectural features. The on trusses, over which is a sunk walls are finished with an architrave; panel. In each of the flanks is a and the ceiling, which is horizontal, is lintelled doorway, with a circular win- panelled by flying cornices into comdow over it. Above the portico the partments, in four ranges longitudielevation is carried on, in an attic, nally, and three in breadth. Each of supported at the flanks with trusses, the central compartments are subdi. and relieved by a break in the centre, vided into a large square and two nar. and pilasters at the ends; above the row oblong panels, the first contain. centre of the attic rises the tower, ing expanded flowers. A gallery oc. which commences with an octagonal cupies the west end and the two sides pedestal, having unequal faces; in the of the Church ; it is sustained on Doric four larger ones, which correspond columns unfluted; the front is com. with the different fronts of the main posed of an entablature and attic. erection, are circular apertures for The altar-screen, situated against the dials. The succeeding portion of the eastern wall, is painted in imitation design is cylindrical, being broken at of veined marble. It has a large panel equal intervals by four antæ, which in the centre, inscribed with the decarise from above the smaller faces of logue ; and in side panels are the creed the octagon basement, between which and paternoster. The whole is sur. are arched windows; the whole is mounted by an entablature, the frieze erowned with an entablature and block- charged with flowers, and an attic, the ing course, the latter broken by cir- several mouldings being continued cular headed blocks placed over the from the galleries : over the side antæ. The finish of the structure is a divisions are pediments with acrograduated cupola, consisting of three teria. The pulpit and reading-desk, steps, the highest sustaining a gilt în obedience to the Commissioners'di. cross. The portico being of less width rections, but in direct opposition to than the body of the Church, the wes- authority and propriety, are alike; tern wall forms a small wing at each they are varnished in imitation of oak, side, to which the entablature and octagonal in plan, and sustained on blocking-course, continued from the pillars of the same form. The organ portico, constitute a crowning member, is placed in the centre of the western
The flanks are uniform. The face portion of the gallery. The case is of the wall is made by breaks into a oak, and ornamented with two Ionic central and lateral division, and is columns and two antæ, crowned with Gent. Mag. February, 1831.
(Feb. an entablature, with a pediment and our leading architects, that an atter acroteria over the centre. The font, dearth of talent and genius alone dissituated beneath the west gallery, is a tinguished the professors of this branch shallow vase of a circular form, de of the fine arts. In the course of our signed from the antique, and sustained criticisms on the new Churches, we on a cylindrical pedestal.
have not hesitated to point out this Taken as a whole, this Church pre- glaringly tasteless practice; and our sents a very fair specimen of modern plates show that the charge is not Grecian architecture. The tower has unfounded; but from Mr. Soane we considerable merit. The design is novel augured better things, and therefore it and pleasing, and the proportions are is with regret that we are compelled harmonious. The interior is however to record our disappointment. chaste and formal, displaying even a The west front differs from Wal. presbyterian nakedness, the dullness of worth in the absence of the portico, which is increased by the purple fur- the place of which is supplied by four niture of the altar. The best Church unsightly antæ, placed at unequal diswhich may be designed in this style, tances. In the central interval, which only proves the difficulty of appro- is the widest, is a door covered with a priating Grecian architecture to such pediment, resting on consoles ; and in buildings ; its coldness may suit the the smaller intervals are subordinate heartless school of the philosopher, entrances. Each of the wings or labut it chills the fervour of the devo. teral subdivisions of the front, has a tion of the Christian.
large arched window, divided into two This Church will accommodate 1001 heights, the lower being inclosed in a persons in pews, and 690 in free seats, stone panel. The elevation is finished making a total of 1691. The amount by a cornice, over which is a blocking of the contract was 12,2231. 88. 4d. course, and above the centre an attic, The site was given by George Scott, the cornice of which, as well as the Esq. The first stone was laid on the main building, is ornamented at the 16th May, 1827, and the Church was angles, or rather defaced, by those nonconsecrated on the 15th of October, descript blocks of stone, with handles, 1829. The Bishop of London preached which are to be found in all the works on the occasion.
of this architect. Above the attic rises
the tower, and how shall we describe St.John's CHAPEL, BETHNAL Green. appropriately this monstrous excresArchitect, Soane.
cence? It assimilates with no Church The second subject in the same en tower we have ever seen, and more regraving is a view of this Chapel, sembles the castles which figure on taken from the south-west.
the backs of elephants in public-house The plan is divided into nave and signs. This tower is in two stories ; the ailes, with vestries at the east end, first is square in plan, and has in each and a tower and lobbies at the oppo- face an arched window, with a circular site extremity. The spaciousness of aperture, surrounded with a wreath the building is its most distinguishing over it to contain a dial. At each feature; there is little to admire either of the angles are two heavy insulated in its architecture or decorations, and square antæ, one placed behind the it is moreover nearly a copy of the other, the front ones appearing a conWalworth Church, built by the same tinuation of those attached to the architect (described in vol. xcvi. pt. ii. main structure. These appendages p. 201). It is lamentable to see a are capped with the architect's faman of acknowledged talent and genius, vourite blocks, and appear to be deeminent in his profession, and distin- signed to give an useless and inade. guished by his admiration of the fine quate breadth to the side view of the arts, building church after church tower, and are peculiarly unsightly in from one and the same design, as if this point of view, from whence our he were unable to produce the least view is taken. The finish to this ponvariety. It is true that the works of derous basement is so diminutive, in Mr. Soane are not the only ones to comparison with the substructure, and which this remark applies, but the fre so devoid of elevation, as to form a quency of the defect is no palliation of "most lame and impotent conclusion" it. It might be fairly inferred, from to the dwarfish structure. This porthe monotony so striking in the works of tion consists of a small circular plinth,