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METEOROLOGICAL DIARY, BY W. CARY, STRAND,

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MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.

Mr. Kempe desires to rectify a misappre- ticed safe ; for this plain reason, that when hension of Mr. W. S. Hesleden, (p. 200), the chest has been opened in a damp atthat our former correspondent quoted Wil- mosphere, on closing the lid, such a qnanliam of Malmesbury, in a passage which tity of humidity is kept in contact with the makes mention of the Battle of Brunanburh, contents, that decomposition must ensue and in which the epithet yellow is applied to from mere want of ventilation." the sea.

A. J. K. distinctly referred to the P. remarks that “ Lord King, in his · Life Saxon Chronicle, as literally translated into of Locke, has printed a letter of Dr. William English by Miss Gurney, and printed at Fuller, Bishop of Lincoln, in order to show Norwich in 1819, for gratuitous and private that the celebrated Dr. Stillingfleet, aftercirculation. “I am not aware (adds Mr. wards Bishop of Worcester, received his Kempe) that any similar term in relation to first dignity' in the Church at the request the sea is employed by William of Malmes- of the Earl of Shaftesbury, and that he must bury in his history; in citing which I merely therefore have originally belonged to that said that he had imitated the compilers of nobleman's party. A little inquiry would the Saxon Chronicle by inserting in his work have shown Lord King that it was not the some verses in praise of the renowned mo- celebrated Dr. Stillingfeet that was Prenarch Athelstan; but I by no means inti- bendary of North Kelsey, but John Stilmated that the verses in Malmesbury and lingfleet, D.D. Rector of Beckingham in the Saxon Chronicle were the same. How Lincolushire (Willis's Cathedrals, ii. 230), far the appellation of the yellow deep may be and that therefore a charge of ingratitude intended as applicable to the Humber, is ano- was gratuitously advanced against that emither consideration ; but before any positive nent prelate. It may be added, in further inference can be drawn from it as to the lo- proof of the want of research manifested by cality of Brunanburh, it must be shown Lord King, that, had Dr. Edward Stillingthat the poet intended something more than fleet been appointed to a prebend in 1674, a vatural epithet. When the bright can- it would not have been his first dignity,' dle of God the Eternal” sank in the west, since he was preferred to the prebend of and the host of Aplaf sought refuge in their Islington in the Church of St. Paul's in “ nailed ships,” the deep would be gilt with 1667, and to a canopry of the same Cathethe rays of departing light, and therefore dral in 1670." there appears to me nothing very extraor- AN OLD SUBSCRIBER remarks, “Lord dinary in terming it yellow.

Courtenay having established his right to Q. says, “F. E. in your Supplement to the Earldom of Devon under the grant to the Magazine for the last year deserves the Edward Courtenay, 28 Sept. 1553, it seems thanks of the country at large for his sug- to remain a question whether the present gestion, in consequence of the late lamented Earl be entitled to the precedence of 1553 accident of the destruction of Lewisham only, or to the original precedence of 1335 Church and Registers; and his caution and (which would constitute him premier Earl), recommendation to the Clergy respecting there being a clause in the patent of 1553 the transmission of copies of the Parochial granting to Edward Courtenay the same Registers is very judicious; but I am afraid precedence any of his ancestors being Earls it scarcely extends quite far enough ; for I am of Devon had heretofore enjoyed. Now informed, that in some instances little pro• the original grant to the Courtenays was vision is made for the subsequent arrange- dated 22 Feb. 1335.-In what way is the ment or even careful preservation of the do- Earl Compton (see Promotions for March) cuments when transmitted to the Registry to bear the designation of Kirkness p"! of the diocesan. Some attention seems re- ANTIQUARIUS will be obliged by being quisite in this particular; and being now so informed if there is

any

other near to the point, it may not be amiss to of the Parliamentary Surveys made after the suggest that, whatsoever security may be death of Charles the First in the time of afforded for the preservation of Parochial the Commonwealth or of Cromwell, than Registers in iron chests (and by the bye, if the one in the Archiepiscopal Library at the Lewisham Registers were so kept, what Lambeth. becomes of such supposed security from the P. -82, for Massareene read Massereene, effects of fire ? . and if they were not, what passim. punishment do not the negligent parties de- P. 268. The late Lord Rivers's Chrisserve for the irreparable and incalculable tian names were William Horace, not ‘Homischief to which they have contributed ?) race William ;'-on succeeding to the title unless such chests are frequently opened he took the surnames of Pill-Rivers for and constantly kept from damp air, the himself, but his children to be Pitt only, writings, especially parchments, decay much during his life-time; but the heir succeedsooner than when kept in a wooden or lat- ing him in the title to be then Pitt-Rivers.

copy extant

THE

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

APRIL, 1831.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

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ORIGINAL LETTER OF KING CHARLES I.

Dalby Terrace, am therfor confident that you ar in a MR. URBAN,

City Road, March 1. good forwardness, for the sending I INCLOSE you a copy of an ori- over to me a considerable supply of ginal Letter in my possession from men, artillery, and amunition; all the unfortunate Charles to the Mar- that I have to add is, that the necesquis of Ormond. The Letter is in sity of your speedy performing them perfect preservation, and the copy is is made much more pressing, by new exact in every particular. The com- disasters; so that I absolutly Comand mencement and conclusion are parti- you, (what hazard soever that kingcularly striking. Indeed, the forlorn dome may run by it,) personally to and melancholy situation in which bring me all the Forses, of what sort the unhappy Monarch was placed by soever you can draw from thence, and his adverse fortunes, is depicted leave the Governement there (during throughout in language well calcu- your absence) in the fittest hands, lated to draw

that you shall judge, to discharge it; iron tears down Pluto's cheek.” for I may not * want you heere to Co

mand those forces wch will be brought Nay, even down the cheeks of that

from thence, and such as from hence stern republican John Milton himself.

shall be joyned to them: But you The Letter is indorsed in the hand

must not understand this as a perwriting of the time thus :-“ His

mission for you to grant to the Irish Maties 31 July, 1645."-Rec. 18 Au

(in case they will not otherwais have gust. By Robi Smith.” In all probability, therefore, it was intercepted. Religion, then what I have allowed

a Peace) any thing more, in matter of Yours, &c.

J. BAKER.

you alreddy; except only in some con

venient parishes, where the much ORMOND, Cardif, 13 July, 1645. greater number ar Papists, I give you

It hath pleased God, by many suc- power to permitt them to have some cessive misfortunes, to reduce my af.. places, web they may use as Chapells faires, of late, from a verry prosper

for theire Devotions, if there be no ous condition, to so low an eb, as to other impediment for obtaining a be a perfect tryall of all mens integri- Peace; but I will rather chuse to sufties to me; and you being a person fer all extremities, then ever to abanwhom I consider as most entyrly and don my Religion, and particularly generously resolved to stand and fall ether to English or Irish Rebells, to with your King, I doe principally rely wch effect, I have com’anded Digby to upon you, for your utermost assist- wryt to their Agents that were imance in my present hazards : I have ployed hither, giving you power to com’anded Digby to acquaint you at cause, deliver, or suppresse the letter, large, with all particulars of my con- as you shall judge best, for my serdition ; what I have to hope, trust vice: To conclude, if the Irish shall too, or feare; wherin you will fynde so unworthily take advantage of my that, if my expectation of Relife out of weake condition, as to press me to Irland be not in some good measure

that wch I cannot grant with a safe and speedely answered, 1 am lykely conscience, and, without it, to reject to be reduced to great extremities. Í a Peace; I com’and you, if you can, hope some of those Expresses I sent to procure a further Cessation ; if you since my misfortune, by the Bat- not, to make what devisions you can taile of Nazeby, ar come to you, and

So in the original.

pray, &c."

son, &c."

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Petition of Mr. Hickman to Charles II. [April, among them, and rather leave it to

petitioner as in duty bound will for ever the chance of Warr betweene them and those Forces wch you have not Underneath this petition, in the power to draw to my assistance, then same handwriting, but written at a to give my consent to any such al- different time, is this observation : lowance of Popery, as must evidently

“ This petition was presented att London bring distruction to that Profession, several times, but to no purpose, about wch, by the grace of God, I shall ever

ye yeare 1688." maintaine through all extremities : 1

And in the margin, this know, Ormond, that I impose a verry hard Taske upon you, but if God pros- sity (his name being Samuell), and made him

“ His eldest son he took from y Univerper me, you will be a happy and glo, captaine of a troop of horse which was all rious subject; If otherwais, you will maintained at his owne proper charge. He perishe nobly and generously, with was killed at Newbery first fite by a cannon and for him, who is

ball, as he was waiting on yo King's perYour constant reall faithfull Frend,

On the back of the paper are some

CHARLES R. verses, written by the petitioner's The Marquis of Ormond.

“ brother Edmund,” to the memory of The words printed in Italics are his father, who died “ye 19th day of interlined.

Septm'. 1703, aged 77.” These verses

are written in a quaint style; but, as MR. URBAN, Mere, April 6.

they express generally only the most I SEND you a copy of an old paper

common sentiments, I shall forbear to in the possession of one of my neigh- transcribe more than a few lines which bours. It is the counterpart of a pe

refer to his pedigree. tition to King Charles the Second,

“ All that I hear shall mention of his line from a Mr. Hickman; whose family is that’twas noble, loyall, and divive (clerical] had suffered from its adherence to the Two Bishops his greate grandsiers by his mo

ther,

[of Carlile t'other. King in the civil war.

Great Pilkington of Durham one, and Mey “ To the King's Most Excellent Mastle. The eldest son of Durham maried Carlile's « The bumble Petition of Nathaniell Hick- daughter; [a 12 months after.

man, of West Knoyle, in ye county of From whom his ino'er had her birth about

Wilts ; most humbly sheweth: (In holy orders he) at last they came Dread Soveraigne,

To live at Hambledon i'th' shier of Buck« That in ye late usurpation your Maties

ingham. poore petitioner's father, Thomas Hickman, « Tho's father's line was not so high in was invested of a parsopage in Upton Louell, blood,

[and good; in ye county aforesaid, and dureing the same Yet 'twas devine [clerical] and loyall, just did wholy imploy him selfe at his owne pro- He from the worth near the same place did per charges in providing horses and armes and sending forth of his sones and servants Whence this great doctor did of Hambledon ; in vindication of your Maties sacred Father Not meane nor low, as plainly doe appeare, of blessed memory, and in restoration of His grandf' haveing at lest five hundred youre most sacred person, for which your pounds a year; poor petitioner's father was throwne out of Breeding his second son for the priesthood, his parsonage, worth one hundred and twenty A studiant came to th' University. [he pounds p' ann.; plundered of his goods, and Where marring this great Doc's eldest divers times and in severall places imprisoned, daughter, and constrained to purchase his life at great They came to live in Wiltshire shortly after.” cost, and to borrow a hundred pounds to sa- The petition, it seems, was pretisfie the avaritious Com’itte; all which ferred "to no purpose :” a fact that losses amounting to one thousand eight coincides with the statement recorded hundrd pounds and upwards. And yor poore petitioner's father, after fourteen years ex

on the page of History, that Charles

the Second “ took no care to reward pulsion from his liveing, departed this miserable life, leaving your poore petitioner two

his former friends, as he had taken hundred pou indebted, and hardly any

few steps to be avenged of his former thing wherewithall to subsist.

enemies." “ Youre petitioner humbly prays your

Yours, &c.

DILETTANTE. sacred Maties commisseration of his sad and deplorable condic'on in some releife as shall This correspondent will find the seeme good to your princ’ly mercy, and yor petition in another form printed in

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