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City Records relative to the Monument. [April, the cole duty), and hee to lay out the same
COURT OF ALDERMEN, in a handsome piece of plate, to be present- held on the 23d day of June, 1681. ed to the said Dr. Gale as a loveing remem- The Right Hon'ble the Lord Mayor is brance from this Court.
desired by this Court to direct the setting COURT OF COMMON COUNCIL.
up the Inscriptions lately agreed to in Com
mon Counseli touching the fireing of this 12 Nov. 1680. — It is ordered by this City by the Papists, A.D. 1666, upon the Court that Mr. Comptroller, takeing to his
Pillar on Fish St. Hill, and the house where assistance such persons as he shall think fitt, the Fire began, in such manner as his Lord-, doe compose and draw up an Inscription in ship shall think conveuient. Latin and English, to be affixed on the Mo
A COURT OF ALDERMEN, nument, on Fish Street Hill, siguifying that
held on the 12th day of July, 1681. the City of London was burnt and consumed with fire by the treachery and malice of the
It is now agreed by this Court that the
Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, who Papists in September in the year of our Lord
was desired by this Court to cause the addi1666.
tional inscriptions lately agreed to in ComCOURT OF COMMON COUNCIL.
mon Counsell, to be set up on the Pillar at
Fish Street Hill, doe in order thereunto 17 Jure, 1681.- This day Mr. Comp- cause the Inscription already made on the troller of the Chamber (p'suant to an Order said Pillar, or such part thereof as his of the 12th of November last) did present Lordship shall think convenient, to be to this Court an Ioscripcion in Latin and
taken out and anew engraved, the better to English by him composed, to be affixed on make
for the said additional Inscription. the Monument or Pillar on ffish Street Hill; the Latin is in these words (Sed Fu
COURT OF ALDERMEN. ror Papisticus qui tam dira patravit nondum 16 Sept. 1689.-It is unanimously agreed restinguitur), w'ch he conceives might and ordered by this Court, that the two seproperly be added to the p’sent Inscripcon verall Inscripc'ons formerly sett up by order on the north side thereof, after these words of this Court in the Mayoralty of Sr Pa(stetit Fatalis Igois et quaquaversum elan
tience Ward, on the Monument and the guit). And the English Inscripcon follows house where the dreadfull Fire began (which in these words (viz.): (This Pillar was sett
have been since taken down, *) be again sett up in perpetuall remembrance of that most uppt in their former places, and that Mr. dreadfull burning of this Protestant City,
Chamb'laine and Mr. Comptroller doe se begun and carried on by the treachery and
the same done accordiogly. malice of the Papists in the begioning of
Thus conclude these documents; September in the year our Lord 1666, in order to the carrying on their horrid
and now, Mr. Urban, when I state plott for extirpating the Protestant Religion
that I had the honour, during the disand old English liberty, and introducing
cussion of the question in the Court Popery and slavery); which said inscripcons
of Common Council for the erasure being read, this Court doth very well like of these Inscriptions, to bring forward and approve of them, and doth order that evidence so incontrovertible, how I the same shall be forthwith affixed on the
ask was it possible for the Court to do said Monument in the most convenient parts otherwise than adopt the Resolution ? thereof, att the direccon and appointmt of I am almost ashamed to argue the the Rt. Honble the Lord Mayor and Court
subject further. Here is a Pillar of Aldmen.
erected for a certain purpose, in the And it is likewise ordered, that another
words of the Act of Parliament, “the Inscripc'on in English now p'sented by Mr.
better to preserve the memory of this Comptroller, and read in this Court, and
direful visitation.” Years pass on; agreed on, shall be likewise forth with affixed on the front of the house where the folly, ignorance, passion, prejudice, said Fire began, at the like appoiotment of
-what you will-comes into action, the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldmen,
and sets up inscriptions turning this wch said Inscripc'on is in these words, viz.: (Here, by the permission of Heaven, Hell * This was soon after the accession of broke loose upon this Protestant City from James the Second. the malicious hearts of barbarous Papists, f How long the Inscription thus “ again by the hand of their agent Hubert, who set up on the house where the dreadful Fire confessed and on the ruines of this place began,” remained, I have not been able to declared the fact, for which he was hanged, ascertain. In an “Historical Narrative of viz. that here began that dreadful fire wch the great and terrible Fire of London," is described and perpetuated on and by the W. Nicholl, London, 1769, it is stated to neighbouring Pillar.)
have been there very lately."
1831.] Church of St. Etienne-du-mont, Paris.
315 Pillar of remembrance into a fire- Henry IV. Such an edifice naturally brand of a more deadly nature to the exhibits a great diversity of style. peace and happiness of the citizens of On approaching the Church from London, than the Fire, on the ruins the west, the front presents four Coof which it was erected, was destruc- rinthian pillars with a pediment. The tive to the property of the inhabitants. columns are ornamented with annular Under such circumstances, can there bands, and other devices commonly be any difficulty in finding out “ the introduced at the close of the 16th wisdom which led to their removal ?” century : there is a specimen of this or can such an act be truly characte- style in the Tuileries, and in that part rized as a "childish proceeding?”. I of the gallery of the Louvre built by will only add, that the course which Henry IV. Above the pediment are has been adopted is that which jus- four pilasters ; in the centre is a cirtice pointed out, and which antiqua- cular window, and between the pair ries (if merely judging as antiquaries) on each side is a niche; the whole is should join with the wise and good in surmounted by a corniced arch. The applauding. It is in truth nothing upper part of the front forms a gable more than the restoration of this end; and in the triangle is an opening grand national Pillar to its original for a window, latticed up with fanstate,* and thereby preventing it from tastic curves in stone work. On the being any longer made an instrument northern side, and a little behind the for the dissemination of falsehood, and front, rises a slender square tower of the exciting of party spirit and reli- three stages, with a projecting circular gious animosity.
staircase; and at the corner of the FREDERICK THORNHILL. building is a little round turret, with
a slated cone-shaped roof: this turret
contains a staircase leading to a room MR. URBAN, Paris, March 14. over a porch at the north-west end. ST. ETIENNE-DU-MONT is the It is probable that the tower and this parochial church of the 12th Arron. porch were erected at the same time dissement of Paris; it is situated on one
as the chancel, for the style is of that of the highest spots of ground within
age. the walls, at the top of the Rue de la
The partition walls of the chapels Montagne Ste. Genevieve. It was ori
on the south side, are carried up to a ginally no more than a subterraneous
considerable height, and terminate in chapel in the abbey of St. Genevieve; slopes on a line with the roof. The and the present building is so conti- design of the north side is different, as guous to its successor, the Pantheon, there are two rows of buttresses; the that the English visitor is forcibly re
inner row being ornamented with pinminded of St. Margaret's, Westmin
nacles. The roof is formed so as to ster, standing like a pious handmaid represent a cross more distinctly on by the side of that venerable Abbey.
the outside than within. At each In 1221, the population of the neigh
corner of the arms are flying butbourhood having greatly increased, a
tresses; and to the north-east of the separate Church was erected; but it
cross is another cone-topped turret, was still considered a part of the nearly as high as the top of the chanAbbey, in order to be exempted from
cel, which ends in a heptagon; that the jurisdiction of the Bishops of Paris.
distribution of the east end of the The chancel was added in 1491 ; and building has, however, lost a great the side chapels were constructed at part of its effect by a circular chapel subsequent periods. The portail, or
having been erected behind the pringrand front, was built in 1610 by Mar- cipal altar. garet of Valois, the divorced queen
The interior of this Church has long attracted notice : the screen of the
choir is formed by a narrow gallery, * The Resolution of the Court of Com
which passes round the pillars supmon Council was begun to be carried into execution on the morning of the 26th of porting the roof. The side facing the January last, when Mr. Charles Pearson,
nave is lower than the others, and is Mr. Richard Taylor, and the writer of this placed over an arch. A spiral stairarticle, attended with the workmen, and case, of remarkable construction, winds were the first to commence che erasure of up a column on each side ; and a handthese Inscriptions.
some porch is placed at each entrance
Church of St. Etienne-du-mont, Paris. [April, to the continuation of the aisle, which foucauld,* it was placed in an underpasses behind the choir. Galleries si- ground chapel of the Abbey, whence milar to the above, connect the pillars it was brought to this Church by Mr. forming the side aisles, at one third of de Voisins, Dec. 31, 1803. their height, and thus render the Near the door of the Church is an slender form of those columns less inscription on a plain marble tablet, striking. The curious workmanship to the memory of the talented author of the balustrades of the gallery, and of the Lettres Provinciales, who was, staircases leading to it, the rich gild- interred at the back of the choir : ing about the altar, the shrine of s.
“. Pro columna superiori, sub tumulo marGenevieve placed above it, and the
moreo, jacet Blasius Pascal, Claromontanus, stained glass in the eastern windows, Stephani Pascal in supremâ apud Arveraos all contribute to give this Church an curiâ præsidis filius, post aliquot annos in appearance both singular and interest- severiori secessu, et divinæ legis meditaing.
tione transactos, feliciter et religiosè in pace No other transept appears than that Christi vita functus, anno 1662, ætatis 399, indicated by the discontinuance of the die 19a Augusti,” &c. &c. gallery before described, and a trifling In a stone frame to correspond with difference in the height of the ceiling. the above, is fixed a tablet, originally The roof is groined, and appears to be placed in the church of Port Royal. of brick, thinly stuccoed over. The The epitaph being the composition of compartment forming the centre of Boileau, I imagine your readers will the cross, is ornamented with medal- be gratified by its insertion at length. lions, roses, &c. and an inverted pin- “ Hic jacet nobilis vir Joannes Racine, nacle of unusual boldness. The groins Franciæ thesauris præfectus, regi à secretis over the south, are higher than those atque à cubiculo ; necnon unus è quadraover the north aisle, which is more- ginta Gallicanæ Academiæ viris, qui postover filled up in part by the base of quam profana tragediarum argumenta diù the tower, as the Church was enlarged
cum ingenti hominum admiratione tractasset, on the erection of the western front.
musas tandem suas uni Deo consecravit, This edifice contains several inte. omniumque ingenium in Eo laudando contu
lit, Qui solus laude digous. Cum eum vitæ resting monuments, for which the
negotiorumque rationis multis nominibus lovers of Church antiquities are in
aula tenerent addictum, tamen infrequenti debted to the late incumbent, Mr. F. hominum consortio, omnia pietatis ac reliA. de Voisins, who exerted himself to gionis officia coluit. A christianissimo rege recover the wrecks of the revolution. Ludovico magno selectus, una cum familiari He died Feb. 14, 1809, and his heart ipsius amico fuerat, qui res eo regnante, is buried behind the great altar, which præclarè ac mirabiliter gestas præscriberet ; he had been instrumental in restoring, huic intentus operi repentè in gravem æquè as appears from the following inscrip- et diuturnum morbum implicitus est : tantion on a brass plate :
demque ab hac sede miseriarum in melius
domicilium translatus, apno ætatis suæ lix; “ 27 Mars, 1806. La pieté des fidèles a qui mortem longiori adhuc intervallo remorelevé du milieu des ruines cet autel, con- tam valde horruerat, ejusdem præsentis assacré par M'g'r André, ex-Evêque de Quim
pectum placidâ fronte sustinuit, obiitque per : curé, M. F. A. de Voisins.”
spe multd magis et piâ iu Deum fiducia Another remnant of antiquity, re
erectus quam fractus metu : ea jactura omnes
illius amicos à quibus nonnulli inter regni covered by Mr. Voisins is the tomb of
primores emicabant acerbissimo dolore perS. Geneviève. It is now placed in a
tulit. Mauavit etiam ad ipsum regem tanti chapel on the right of the choir, and
viri desiderium. Fecit modestia ejus singuis constantly supplied with conse
laris, et præcipua in hanc Portús Regii docrated tapers, &c. by the old women mum benevolentia, ut in isto coemeterio piè of this city. A long inscription on magis quam magnificè sepeliri vellet, adeomarble gives the history of this highly
* There were two Cardinals of this favenerated relic. The body of the Saint
mily : 1. Francis de la Rochefoucauld, Bishop reposed in it, 120 years after her death,
of Senlis and Abbot of St. Genevieve, ob. which occurred Jan. 3; 511. St. Eloi,
1645, æt. 87; and 2. Frederic de Roye de Bishop of Noyon, made a shrine for la Rochefoucauld, Archbishop of Bourges, her in 631. The tomb was long an
and Abbot of Cluny, ob. 1757. The former object of veneration, Having been is the person alluded to in the inscription : stripped of the decorations bestowed his life has been written by the Jesuit de by the pious Cardinal de la Roche- la Morinière.
317 que testamento cavet, ut corpus suum juxta cois de Condy (Gondy), Archbishop piorum hominum qui hic jacent corpora of Paris; and immediately below it humaretur. Tu verd quicumque es, quem is another, bearing as follows: in hanc domum pietas adducit, tuæ ipse mutabilitates ad hunc aspectum recordare,
“ Et pendant les cerimonies de la dedicace et clarissimam tanti viri memoriam precibus hault des gallerie du coeur avec lappuy et
deux filles de la parroisse tombèrent du potius quàm elogiis prosequere.”
deux des ballustres, qui furent miraculeuseThe stone on which this is engraved ment preservées, comme aussi les assistans, is discoloured, as if it had lain in ne sestant rencontré personne soubz les water; it is also very much cracked, ruynes, veu laffluance du peuple, qui asis. and in one part it has been necessary
toyent ausdtes cerimonies.” to insert a fresh piece, in order to Out of many flat tomb-stones on supply a deficiency, which would have the pavement, scarcely any are legible; rendered several lines unintelligible. one has however been less exposed to A coat of arms, in outline, is placed the tread of the public. over it; viz. a shield bearing a swan, “ Ici repose le corps de Michel Morel, and surmounted with a helmet.
premier bedeau et sonneur de St. EtienneBelow it, but within the same frame, du-Mont." is a slab of black marble, with the fol- The date is not very distinct, but lowing in gold letters :
appears to be April 1717. Epitaphium quod Nicolaus Boileau ad In this Church were likewise buried amici memoriam recolendam monumento the painter Eustace Lesueur, ob. 1655, ejus Portas Regii ecclesiâ inscripserat, ex il- æt. 38; and the Abbé Gallois, member larum ædium ruderibus, apno 1808 effossum. of the Academy, and author of the G.I. G. Comes Chabrol de Volvie præfec. Journal des Savans, ob. 1707, æt. 75. tus urbi, heic ubi summi viri reliquiæ denud Since I last addressed you, I have depositæ sunt, instauratum transferri et lo
ascertained that the tomb of the Duke cari curavit. A. H. S. 1818.
de Crequi, now in St. Roch's Church, Racine was born at La Ferté-Milon, was formerly in the Convent of the in Champagne, Dec. 21, 1639; he Capuchin Nuns, which stood near the died at Paris, April 21, 1699, and was Rue Neuve des Capucines. interred at Port Royal, where he was Yours, &c.
W. S. B. educated. On the suppression of that monastery in 1709, his remains, along
St. Servan, France,
Mr. URBAN, with those of Lemaistre de Sacy, were
March 1831. brought to this Church, and buried in THE following literary desiderata a little chapel in the north aisle, dedi. have occurred to me while forming an cated to St. John the Baptist. Louis historical library. I could not have Isaac Lemaistre de Sacy, celebrated supposed our stock was so defective. by his translation of the Bible, was A History of Greece, from the death born March 29, 1613, and died Jan. 4, of Alexander the Great, as a continua1684.
tion of Mitford's valuable work: I By the door, on the opposite side am aware that Dr. Gillies has already of the Church, is a tablet to the me- published a history of that period, but, mory of James Benign Winslow, an though copious and ably written, it is anatomist of great reputation. He much too extensive for the subject. was born at Odensee, April 2, 1669, Its original title of a History of the and died at Paris, April 3, 1760. He World from Alexander to Augustus, was converted to the Romish faith by would become it much better. The Bossuet, according to the following affairs of the different Greek kingdoms, paragraph :
together with those of Rome, are so « Parentibus Lutheranis natus, hæresim blended in the same proportion, as to quam infans imbiberat, vir ejuravit, adoi- want proper keeping, and to weary the tente ill. episcopo Meldensi, Jacobo Be- reader by calling for equal attention nigoo Bossueto, cujus nomen Benigni in to every event. A History of that peconfirmationem suscepit : ad ecclesiam Ca- riod, written on Mitford's plan, would tholicam evocatus, stetit in ejus fide, vixit complete his work. It should be thus sub ejus lege, obiit in ejus sinu."
arranged : I. Greece. 1.' The affairs A roughly engraved stone, placed of Alexander's survivors to the battle in the northern wall, records, that on of Ipsus. 2. Greece Proper, and Ma. the 15th of Feb. 1626, the Church cedonia, to the accession of Augustus. was consecrated anew by Jehan Fran. 3. Sicily and Magna Græcia, till their
[April, disappearance in the Roman domi- the sale to be given to the Greek nions. II. The several Greek king- cause; the translation is printed at doms, growing out of Alexander's Guernsey. empire. 1. Egypt to the death of A History of Modern Greece. M. Cleopatra, including Cyrene. 2. Syria, Carrel (I think) has published a Ré. to the extinction of the Seleucidæ. 3. sumé on this subject. M. PouquePergamus. 4. Bactria to the irrup- ville's History is not much esteemed. tion of the Huns, B. C. 134. (The We want some good works on Unishort-lived kingdom of Lysimachus versal History. The great collection would find its place under the first so called is too large. The Mavors, head.) 5. Pontic Heraclea. One of Russells, &c. are not sufficiently oriMitford's excellencies is, that he knows ginal. Millot's is the best, and it is what to omit, while Dr. Gillies seems translated into English ; but it wants anxious to include every event. How- copiousness, especially the ancient ever, one cannot refuse his book the part. Von Muller's is little more than praise of clearness of narration, and a sketch ; indeed Tytler and Nares's facility for reference.
is one of the best works in this deHistories of Russia, Poland, Swe- partment,
CYDWELI. den, and Denmark. Except Card's Revolutions, and a translation of Malling, our deficiency in this department Mr. URBAN, Gruy’s-inn, March 15. is almost a total one. I had forgotten I BEG leave to correct an error in Mr. Tooke, but he does not quite fill
my communication inserted in p. 104. up the vacuity. Ségur's work on
Upon referring to an original deed, Peter the Great is bombastic, or else dated in August 1769, in which the boldly translated, but we should not
name occurs, I find it written as folbe content with translations.
lows : “ Lauchlin Macleane." A History of Holland and Flanders.
In this instrument it is stated that Mr. C. Butler, in his Life of Grotius, is
three bonds, amounting together to absolutely obliged to quote a Résumé.
15,000l. were executed by Lord ShelA History of Spain. Mr. Coxe has burne to Mr. Macleane (then described treated some portions of this subject, of the parish of Saint Marylebone), in but an entire work on that scale would July 1769; that these bonds were asbe too long. The translation of Condé's signed by the latter to Messrs. PanHistory of the dominion of the Moors chaud, Bankers at Paris, and were by has supplied excellent materials.
them transferred to Mr. Thomas TierA History of Portugal. Mr. Southey ney, then of Paris (father of the late is said to be employed on this subject. Mr. George Tierney, M. P.), in part
A History of France. I cannot speak security for a larger sum mentioned of Dr. Ranken's from knowledge. to be due to him from Messrs. Pan
Histories of Ireland, Scotland, and chaud. These bonds, which were supWales. Dr. O'Connor has collected posed to have been given to Macleane materials for the first. The second is
for the purpose of raising money, bein a course of able elucidation by Mr.
came the subject of a lawsuit between Tytler, but he begins at too late a pe- Mr. Thomas Tierney and his Lordriod, with Alexander III. Warring- ship, which was for some time strongly ton's History of Wales rather makes contested, but afterwards compromised, us wish for a selection of Welsh events, the Earl having agreed to pay the leaving the rest to be buried in obli- money as mentioned in some of your vion. I had once the idea of writing former volumes. a History of Wales, but abandoned it
Mr. Macleane, who was a native of with a sigh of humbled partiality, on the north of Ireland,+ is mentioned, account of the little interest such a
as well as Lord Shelburne, in various narrative could inspire foreigners with. parts of Mr. Prior's Memoir of Mr. The late Edward Williams, the bard, Burke, particularly in vol. i. p. 411had projected an extensive work on this subject. Caveret lector. A History of the Caliphate. This spondent, in vol. xciv. ii. 488 ; and a me
* See a former letter by this Corredefect is partly supplied by Mills's moir of Macleane, ibid. p. 4co. History of Mahomedanism. M. Buis
† It appears from Mr. Prior's Memoir of son of Rennes has translated it into Burke, chat Sir Philip Francis was also a French, price 6 francs, the profits of native of Ireland.