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418 Family of Coket.—Letter of Vertue on Milton's Portrait. (May, Anne, daughter and coheir of Tho- parish of Attleburgh in Norfolk, the mas Froximere of Wych, in Wor- following entry is inserted, as given cestershire, esq. and had issue An- by Blomefield the county historian : thony Coket, esq. eldest son and heir,
“Upon old John Dowe, an unprofitable and Thomas, who purchased the ma- townsman of great estate in land, and yet nor of Brunsthorp in Norfolk, in or not worth a mortuary at his death in goods. about 1570, where he resided. For a
“ John Dowe, an ancient townsman, was pedigree of whose descent see Blom. buried in divers years past before, Nor. vol. vii. p. 6.
And lyeth buried within the Church south Their property in Ampton, it ap- door. pears, was alienated in the early part De quo hoc verum epitaphium haberi posset. of Henry VIII.'s reign, for in the
Here lyeth the Dowe who ne'er in life did twelfth of that King Sir Thos. Wynd. good,
[stood, ham, knt. and Dame Elizabeth his Nor would have done, tho' longer he had wife, grant a lease for forty years A wife he had, both beautifull and wise, of this manor, to Alys Wentworthe of But he ne're would such goodness exercise, Bury St. Edmund's, and John Croft Death was his friend, to bring him to his of the county of Suffolk, gent. which
grave, lease was soon after transferred to
For he in life commendam none could have.” Edward Coket, esq. and by deed dated
“ Mr. John Hare, Richmond Herald, June 29,
the thirty-fourth of the says, that this John Dowe married Anne, same King, Anthony Coket his son,
daughter of Thos. Coket, sister to his great resigns all claims by virtue of the said grandfather Froximere Cuket, of Brunslease, to Sir Thomas Darcy, knt. then thorp, esq. She outlived him, and was very owner. Edward Coket died in or
charitable to the poor, and a benefactress
to the Church of Attleburgh, where she about 1543, and soon after Anthony
was buried in 1626, and her husband in Coket sold his estates in Appleton 1620." and West-Newton, and removed to
Other female members of this fa. South Myms in Hertfordshire. In the chancel of the Church of Ick- mily formed alliances with the houses
of Yelverton, Bedingfield, Briggs, worth in this county, is a black marble slab, with the arms of Hervey, quity and the first respectability, with
Butts, &c. all families of great antiimpaling Coket, and this inscription : the exception of poor old John Dowe,
“In memory of William Harve' born in who, had he bequeathed a handsome 1464, died 1538, and of Joan his wife, mortuary at his death, would most daughter of John Cocket of Ampton in likely have escaped the above severe Suffolk, both buried in St. Mary's Church
censure on his character, however peat St. Edmund's Bury."
nurious his former life might have William Hervey was eldest son and
been. heir of Thomas Hervey of Ickworth,
Coket bare, Party per bend Argent and Jane his wife, sole daughter and
and Sable, three fleur-de-lis in bend
A. P. heiress of Henry Drury, late of the Counterchanged. same parish, esq. and by the above Joan Coket had issue John eldest son
May 9. and heir, whose lineal descendants SHOULD the annexed Letter, ad. were created Baron Hervey of Ick- dressed by Mr. George Vertue to Mr. worth by Queen Anne, Earl of Bris- Charles Christian, relative to the portol by George I. and advanced to the traits of Milton, not have been printmore honourable title of Marquis of ed, perhaps you may think it worthy Bristol, and Earl Jermyn of Hornings- to be admitted into your Magazine. heath in 1826. Sir Nicholas Hervey, It is copied from a transcript in Dr. second son of the above Wm. and Birch's hand-writing, in MS. Add. Joan, was of the privy chamber to Brit. Mus. No. *5017, f. 71. This King Henry VIII. ; his descendants Letter, together with five other origialso became ennobled in the eigh- nal ones, addressed to Milton, viz.; teenth of King James I. by the title of two written in Greek from Diodati, Baron of Ross, in the county of Wex- one in Latin from Petrus Heimba. ford in Ireland, afterwards, 3 Charles I. chius, one in Latin from Leo Ashema, created Lord Hervey of Kidbrook in and one in Italian from Carolo Dati, England.
are stated to have been taken out of a In an old register belonging to the copy of Newton's edition of Milton,
1831.] Milton's Portrait.-Bp. Stilling fleet and Family. 419 in the library of printed books. The that account, before I begin to entwo first once belonged to Toland, but grave the plate, that it may be the he has not noticed them in his Life of more satisfactory to the public as well Milton. The fourth relates to a pro- as myself. The sooner you commuposed Dutch translation of Milton's nicate this the better, because I want work on Divorce, and the author's to resolve, which I can't do till I have answer will be found printed among an answer; which will much oblige his Epistolæ Familiares, Opp. vol. ii.
Your friend to command, p. 578, ed. 4to, 1753. All are, in my
GEO. VERTUE. poor opinion, worth publishing, yet Saturday, Aug. 12, 1721.” they seem to have been strangely neglected by the poet's biographers and
Hotham, near Market editors.
Weighton, May 7.
IN that elegant and interesting Mr. CHRISTIAN,
work, Archdeacon Coxe's Life of BenPray inform my Lord Harley, that jamin Stillingfleet, I have recently I have on Thursday last seen the noticed two in my humble opinion, daughter of Milton, the poet. I car- incorrect) statements, which appear ried with me two or three different to me to be of some little moment, as prints of Milton's picture, which she they affect a character, of whom, in immediately knew to be like her fa. the estimate of Archbishop Tillotson, ther, and told me her mother-in-law, “ecclesia nostra gloriatur.” It is living in Cheshire, had two pictures of not intended to impute any shadow him, one when he was a school-boy, of blame to the late worthy Archdeaand the other when above twenty. He could write only as the doShe knew of no other picture of him, cuments before him guided his hand. because she was several years in Ire- I presume to do nothing more, when land before and after his death. She I beg leave to differ from these asserwas the youngest of Milton's daugh- tions :-that Bishop Stillingfleet was ters by his first wife, and was taught not reconciled to his eldest son before to read to her father several lan- his death; and that he did not reguages.
member him in his will. Mr. Addison was desirous to see Over the conduct of this son, in her once, and desired she would bring the earlier part of his life, it will be with her testimonials of her being no disadvantage to draw a veil. From Milton's daughter. But as soon as a note in Archdeacon Coxe's work she came into the room, he told her (vol. i. p. 3), it clearly appears that she needed none, her face having Bishop Stillingfleet had advanced to much of the likeness of the pictures him upwards of one thousand pounds he had seen of him.
beyond what he might be entitled to For my part, I find the features of under his mother's marriage settleher face very much like the prints. I ment; no inconsiderable sum, when showed her the painting I have to en- the very different value of money in grave, which she believes not to be the reign of King William the Third her father's picture, it being of a is considered, and when it is taken brown complexion and black hair, into the account, that the Bishop's and curled locks. On the contrary, riches were intellectual, rather than he was of a fair complexion, a little pecuniary; that he voluntarily disred in his cheeks, and light brown charged a brother's debts, as well as lank hair.
extended assistance to different relaI desire you would acquaint Mr. tives; and, that he had to provide for Prior I was so unfortunate to wait on other children, who were the comfort him on Thursday morning last, just and support of his declining years. after he was gone out of town. It Dr. Edward Stillingfleet himself in a was [with] this intent, to inquire of penitent letter to his father, now be. him if he remembers a picture of fore me, after acknowledging an act Milton in the late Lord Dorset's col- of “unexpected” paternal kindness, lection, as I am told this was; or if freely admits that * none but so inhe can inform me how I shall inquire dulgent a parent could, after so many or know the truth of this affair, 1 high provocations, have had compas. should be much oblig'd to him, being sion on a son who, by his own faults, very willing to have all certainty on hath rendered himself miserable,”
420 CLASSICAL LITERATURE.-Coins of Evagoras. [May;
In fact, a very pleasing change surely, it were no discredit to the seems to have taken place in Dr. Ed- good Bishop, if he did not prefer his ward Stillingfleet's sentiments and son, till he had some evidence that he conduct, between the years 1695 and might be a proper person for the cle1698. This circumstance, and the rical profession; or, if he regarded penitence of his eldest son, were not the patronage of the Church as a overlooked by the Bishop of Worces- trust for other purposes than a system ter. That any formal reconciliation of “ Nepotism.” took place, I am unable to assert. It has been already observed that That a virtual one took place in the Bishop Stillingfleet remembered his Bishop's own mind, there can be no eldest son in his will; he did so, to doubt, from the two circumstances, of the amount of what he considered his presenting this son, a little time might be one half of his residuary before his own death, to the living of property. Newington Butts; and from his re
Edw. WM. STILLINGFLEET. membering him in his will. And,
CLASSICAL LITERATURE. Mr. URBAN, Cork, April 30. 1. Head with crown ornamented AMONGST the numerous coins of with small turrets BA. Rev. Apollo the ancient and opulent city of Cyrene, naked, sitting with arrow in right antiquaries now class those bearing a hand and bow in left, a small wreath head with turreted crown, and the at his feet, NIKOKAEOYE NIA IONletters EYA and BA. The appropria- AR. 1. Eckhel Num. Vet. Anec. Tab. tion of these coins has indeed been 14, No. 3. the subject of much disputation, some 2. Female head with turreted crown having given them to Eva in Arcadia, BA. Rev. Laureled head of Apollo and some to Cyrene, but they are now with bow behind, NK.MAR. 3. Eckhel generally assigned to the latter; it is Num. Vet. Anec. Tab. 16. No. 5. impossible, however, for any one to 3. Female head with turreted crown be satisfied with this arrangement, for BA. Rev. Head of Minerva, with which in my opinion there seems to laurel branch on helmet, EYA AR. 2. be but a slight foundation; and I Pellerin Med. de Peuples, &c. Tome 1, think I can adduce evidence of a more Pl. xxi. No.7, and Dumersan Med. de decisive character to show that these M. Allier De Heauteroche, p. 121, coins do not belong to either of the Paris, 1829. cities I have mentioned, but to Eva- 4. Female head with turreted crown. goras King of Cyprus, a prince well Rev. Head of Minerva with laurel on known and highly distinguished in helmet EYA. AV.5. Eckhel Num. Vet. the annals of history, and who ruled Anec. Tab. 16, No. 3. for many years over a rich and fertile 5. Female head with turreted crown island.
EYA. Rev. Eagle on the back of a The coins we are now considering lion, a large star over-A/ 2. Eckhel bear no resemblance to those hitherto Num. Vet. Anec. Tab. 16, No. 4. attributed to Evagoras, but these lat- 6. Head of Apollo BA. Rev. Turter are by Sestini and other celebrated reted head, monogram, AR. 2. Dumerwriters considered as dubious, and my san Med. de M. Allier, p. 121. principal evidence will be deduced 7. Head with two fillets BA. Rev. from two coins given by Eckhel Num. Turreted head K. AR. 3. Dumersan, Vet. Anec. Viennæ, 1775. The first, an unique coin of Nicocles, the son of Between all these coins it must be Evagoras, in the museum of the Grand admitted that a very close connexion Duke of Tuscany; and the second appears to exist. No. 2, both from given to Cyrene in the same collection; its type and the monogram NK appears and I think that, from a comparison of to belong to Nicocles as well as No. 1, these two coins with those under con- and all the subsequent ones bear so sideration, it will clearly appear that strong a resemblance to it, that there they all belong to Cyprus, and to the can, I think, be little doubt they belong
I Kings I have mentioned.
to Evagoras, most of them bearing
1831.) Classical LITERATURE.- Memorials of the Ancients. 421 the letters EYA, and also the letters Before I conclude these remarks, I BA for ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. No. 7, bears on must notice a small brass coin given the reverse the letter K. perhaps the by Sestini Lettere, Tomo ix. Tav. iii. initial of KYOPIQN, or KYIIPION, the Fig. 10, Firenze, 1820, bearing the omicron being often used on coins in head of Medusa on one side, and on place of omega, even after the intro- the other a helmet, and the legend duction of that letter. Similar coins EYA, which that learned writer asare found, which in place of EYA bear signs to Euromus in Caria, but which the letters NI and IIN, both which I I am inclined to think with greater think also belong to Nicocles, the lat. probability may be attributed to Evater legend being the initials of ΠAΦION
John LINDSAY. ΝΙΚΟΚΛΕΟΥΣ, words which actually occur on the large coin given of him. MEMORIALS OF THE ANCIENTS. Eckhel indeed notices from Neumann
April 10. another, which in place of BA reads
WE are informed by Josephus that BIA, and Goltz another, which bears
the descendants of Seth were the disBABIK; but these legends were perhaps coverers of astronomical science, and copied from defaced or ill struck coins,
that being aware that the world was and even admitting that the letters about to be overwhelmed by a deluge, BA did not denote BASIAENE, I think they made two pillars, the one of brick, there is sufficient evidence to show
the other of stone, and inscribed their that these coins belong to Nicocles discoveries on them both, that in case and Evagoras.
the pillar of brick should be destroyed Sestini, Lettere, Tomo 4, Tab. vi. by the food, the pillar of stone might Fig. 22, has published a coin bearing remain, and exhibit those discoveries on the reverse the Silphium, and the
to mankind; and also inform them letters EY, and which there can be no that there was another pillar of brick doubt belongs to Cyrene, and he takes
erected by them. Now this, says Jothese two letters for the initials of a
sephus, remains in the land of Siriad magistrate's name, as he says is to be
to this day. It was asserted by the observed on many other coins of Cy- Egyptians, that Thoth, whom they rene; but this coin bears no resemblance worshipped under the name of Merwhatever to those I have noticed, ex
cury, inscribed his discoveries on pilcept in bearing the letters EY in place lars before the flood. (Euseb. Præp. of EYA; nor do these last bear any Evang. 1. 1, c. 9.) There is a similar of the symbols of the known coins of account respecting a different person Cyrene, except the star which we find in Berosus; the Deity having acon the coins of many other states, and quainted Xisuthrus with the knowparticularly those of Tyre and Sidon.
ledge of the Deluge, enjoined him to It is however to the coins of Tyre commit to writing a history of the and Sidon that those I have attributed beginning, procedure, and final conto the Kings of Cyprus bear the closest clusion of all things down to the preresemblance, the turreted crown, the
sent term, and to bury these accounts eagle, and the star, being found on
in the City of the Sun at Sippara, most of the coins of these two cities,
which writings he found after the particularly the former ; and their Deluge. neighbourhood to Cyprus, and the It was the opinion of Josephus, connection between them, particularly that the ancient Paradise is comprein the reign of Evagoras, who was hended in those regions which are often in alliance with the Tyrians and bounded by the Ganges, Euphrates, other Phænicians, renders it highly Tigris, and Nile. That it was the opiprobable that Evagoras should have nion of Moses, that the rivers which taken the types and symbols of his watered the garden of Eden retained coins from a people with whom he their ancient course after the Deluge, had so great a degree of intercourse,
may be inferred from his words, Gen. and which was then one of the most
ii. 11, 13, 14, opulent and civilized in the world.
“ The game of the first river is Pison, It is also very probable that the tur- that is it which compasseth the whole land reted crown which appears on these of Havilah. coins, was the head-dress spoken of “And the name of the second is Gihon, by Herodotus, B. 7, ch. 90, as worn the same is it that compasseth the whole by the Princes of Cyprus.
land of Ethiopia.
422 CLASSICAL LITERATURE.—Roman Numerals. [May,
“ And the name of the third is Hiddekel, conclude that the original characters that is it which goeth toward the east of which have by degrees assumed their Assyria. And the fourth is Euphrates."
present form, were employed at a very The city of Enoch in Nod, which distant period as the earliest and most Cain built after his banishment, has simple mode of notation. been placed in Susiana by Huetius, At first it was only necessary for and in Arabia Deserta by Echard. the shepherd tending his flock to add Wells in his Geography of the Bible notch to notch on a riven branch, as says, that it may possibly be Anocha. tallies were formerly kept in the Exof the memorials of a later age, which chequer, and as cricket players now may still possibly be in existence, we mark their game ; or add to the numread in Herodotus, 2, 106, Sesostris ber of lines inscribed upon a portable having subdued all the nations he tablet in the manner milk-scores are passed through, erected in each coun- still kept in the metropolis. try pillars with hieroglyphical inscrip- This kind of account, although fully tions, significant either of their cou- sufficient for all practical purposes, rage or cowardice. Herodotus men- when confined to a limited scale, must tions that he saw them in Palestine, have been very inconvenient when exand that “ in Ionia there are two fi- tended to any length, as the entire gures of this King formed out of a number of incisions or notches were rock; one is in the road from Ephe- to be counted every time the aggresus to Phocæa; the other between gate was desired. We may
therefore Sardis and Smyrna. Both of them conjecture, as the mental faculties of represent a man five palms in height; these inhabitants of the plains exthe right hand holds a javelin, the left panded, an improvement took place a bow; the rest of the armour is in their tablets, by which the numbers partly Egyptian, and partly Ethiopian.” inscribed could be reckoned with
We are informed by the same histo- greater facility, and that this was efrian, that Darius arriving at the fected by arranging the marks in a sources of the Tearus in Thrace, was quintuple series; the first four units so delighted with the river, that he of every series being placed in an uperected a column near the spot, in ho- right parallel position, crossed diagonour of its excellence, and that in the nally by the fifth, in the manner we country of the Odrysians near Adrian- sometimes see practised by carters, ople, near the river Artiscus, he raised who chalk on the side of their wains an immense pile of stones, having or- the number of trusses of hay, or sacks dered each of his soldiers to throw a of potatoes, with which it is laden. stone on a certain spot as he passed. In this manner N would be formed The columns of white marble which
the character to denote five, which we that Monarch erected near the Bos- may fairly consider as the first inphorus with Assyrian and Greek cha- vented. It is apparently taken from racters, were removed to Byzantium. the leading feature of the first quintYours, &c.
E. W. uple series, viz. the diagonal and last
formed upright mark—V. Mr. URBAN,
But from whatever source derived, AS I have not met with any satis- we shall find that this angular charac. factory account when the present ter having been once adopted, was by Roman letters were first used as nu
change of position or duplicature, merals, or why those now in common
brought to denote every other characuse should have been selected for that
ter above five, now represented by purpose, I am induced to hazard a
numerals. few remarks on the subject. One of them is indeed commonly character was doubled, another of si
To express twice five, or ten, this supposed the initial of the Latin term
milar form to the last being annexed, for a hundred, and another for a
but in a reversed position, as if in thousand; but if their origin had not imitation of the first and second quinbeen anterior to the cultivation of
tuple group, X science and literature in ancient Rome, such letters would in every
To designate fifty, a change was instance have been chosen as had made in the position of the character, borne some allusion to the quantity
one limb being placed vertically, and represented. And this has led me to the other horizontally, L