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I have quoted this passage, because of Sennertus's spring remedy for initithe Physicians there mentioned show gation of Gouty pain. how very old this summary Cold Water Many words are unnecessary in a cure is. Indeed it has been sported comparison of that with the stupifying from time to time by several, proving effect of cold water; the very form of themselves the fore-runners of a cure one application implies comfort, whilft once for ull; and after doing incalcula-' any cold thing, if but expected to touch ble mischief, it has been as repeatedly the tender skin of a part in pain, conlaid aside. The last fatal attempt in veys horror. Affected nicely to refuse this way was about one hundred years Sennertus's remedy can hardly take
nap: taken since would hardly place; for the question in removing or have been so long, had not Dr. Syden- alleviating the rage of pain must be ham's example convinced very many' confined to-Will such an application that even to bear pain, during their do me any kind of mischief? ignorance of a safe mode of cure, was The Gout, however, infringes upon the wifefl way.
all seasons : how then is torture to be Whoever studies Sennertus will be relieved in the other months? Do this: surprized that Dr. K. should adopt, cut meadow grass of the first growth, amongst a great variety of remedies a' week before the haymaker's fcythe, enumerated, that one only which is ac- spread it thin in a shady place, and let companied with the disheartening qua- it be turned four times a day until every lity of moving Gout to the more in- plant is withered, then cut the whole ward nobler parts. Had Dr. K. takén small enough for management in an Gout for a Thesis in the Schools, the oven, where by a gentle warmth it Professor would have called for autho- must be made dry to be powdered. Sift rities, for arguments; at the same through a coarse fiere, and keep this. time warning the Students against any powder in dry stone jars close stapped. such experiments.
When wanted, mix two-thirds with Now for another remedy, of another one-third part of linseed meal, and nature, from Sennertus's book. In' with hot water added. gradually ; fir page 83, of the same translation, under them briskly to the consistence of a lection Mitigaters of Pain," will be poultice, and apply it immediately (if found, Stercus recens bovillum vel vacci- not too hot) ali round the partagmum, in the first beginning of the Spring, grieved. Or, the graffes of dry found That feafon will shortly return, and land may be cut at any season of the This remedy, I can promise, shall hurt year, and immediately pounded to an no one in any way :
uniform mass: this, heated with a lite In a case of extreme anguish, asier the cream or hog's lard, may be applied fix weeks confinement, where the pain occasionally: in the foot made the artistance of two After reviving Sennerlus's fame for men necessary to hold the patient, this the benefit of those most concerned, was applied as a cataplasm of a proper they will appreciate exaélly the pretenheat, with addition of fome hogs lard. fions of Dr. K. to Icience in the Gout: Infiant ea se cominenced; and in less
many, not improbably, have disapthan ten minutes complete freedom proved my contempt of his doctrines, froin pain. This was renewed twice as being themselves in some degree imthat day: on the second day after he plicated on the passive fide ; and I now went to London, and walked there on refer all these (by way of ainple amends) business without pain or relapse. to'a. fource as productive of good, as
The fame has been tried lince with the overstretched prescription of Cold equal success.
Water made it of harm: to that source Let me warn your readers, Mr. Ur. from which our egotist borrowed withban, that every precaution as to diet, out acknowledgment, and without diffiate of the bowels, and warmth of cretion, adopting one occasional relief feet and trunk, is 'as necessary during for a fymptom, as cure of the disease the use of externals as ever.
in a latitude never purposed, and 10. Yours, &c. WILLIAM Perry., ially mistaking the nature of Gout.
Any report of success or of failure by Mr. URBAN,
Feb. 8. using this external anodyne of Senner. A if last letter, after a bare mention trust, be forwarded by him 10 the
world at large, and deferve universal. this year of migratory birds, I am in. thanks. WILLIAM PERRY. clined to think ihat the following in
formation may not be uninteresting. Mr. URBAN,
Being at Ramsgate in the early part TH "HERE is at present a curious and of Odober, the usual time of their dif
interesting portrait in the poslef- appearance, I observed large flocks of fion of Mr. Batsford near the church, the species of Hirundo collecting and Fulham, whole father was clerk to clinging to the churches and other high Fulham parish; which
appears to buildings, a certain sign that the time have belonged to King Charles the of their supposed departure from this First, as its former poffeffor asserted it part of the world to some warmer clibad; and in the catalogue of that male is near at hand; and their numking's pidures, page 87, there is this ber gradually appeared to decrease as article:
the weather grew colder, until they “ Item, Beside the door, the picture had entirely left us; but about the of King James the fourth of Scotland, middle of November, leveral Martins with a faulcon on his fift, done after an and Swallows suddenly reappeared ; ancient water-coloured piece; half a fi- and fome of the latter were actually gure fo big as life in a carved frame, seen Aying here the last day in that length 3 feet 1, breadth 2 feet; done by month; confequently, fix weeks fince Dan. Mytens."
the period at which your Correspondent In the Catalogues of the pictures of states he saw them for the lait time: James the Firtt, No. 879, is, " James such a thing has never been remiem. IV. of Scotland, half length, with a
bered here. hawk on his fift," apparently the fame.
It is evident that the recent mild This piece was at Whitehall in both weather is the cause of this fingular reigns, and must have fallen into pri- circumstance; and if S. R. or any of rate hands after the fire in 1697. 'In your numerous Correspondent, will the fame collection, two pictures of take the trouble to inform me whether “ King James, with a hawk on his such a case has occurred in other fitt ;" and of James IV. at five years counties, it will greaily oblige A. of age, as appears from the manuscript catalogues. The picture has been put
Feb. 10. en Freih canvass and reframed, and the 1 deferipiñon in vol
. LXXVI. p?
WAS highly by the fize now is 3 feet 2 inches, by 2 feet, and one quarter of an inch ; a varia- 417) of a very old painting of Queention owing to the new frame not borough Caitle. being so hroad in the inner margin as
If the inclosed
of an agree the antient one.
ment, the original being in my potThis invaluable piece is in good pre- fellion, for the materials of the Cafile, fervation ; and Mytens, who fourished is worth printing, it is at your service. in the reign of James 1. of England,
A. B. bas rivailou Titian in the execution.
Knowe all men by thees pres'ts, that I : The prototype was probably a painting Daniel Juid of London, merchantt, have in distemper, in one of the Scouth received and had att thenfealling hereof, palaces. Complexion fair; eyes ha- off llenry Segar of Quinburrowe in the zel; hair deep chelnut; bonnet black; county of Kent, Maior of the same, the thirt collar decked with jewels, and a fum of thirty pounds of lawful money small gold lace at the wrist; doublet of England, and is in full paym? of and red, with leopard lapels; robe red, for that Barne, Stable, and Coach-house, lined with purple, and puffed with with th' app'tenanfes, fcituate and being light cloth of gold; the rett for the fal- w'thin the walls of Quinburrowe Castle con, in the right hand, is lilac with aforesaid, and late belonging to the fame
Castle ; and of and for all and eu'y the green fillets. The arch is red marble'; tymh's, fone, brick, tyles, and oth's the the arms fupported hy the unicorns not
mater alls thereto now belonging ; and of distinguishable; the back ground is a
and for all my whole ri h-, tytle, and inclear sky. Yours, &c. H. B.
terest of, in, and to the fame pr’miles
and eu'y p't hereot:"0f the w'h said fu’mc Mr. URBAN, Rumsgate, Dec. 23.
of xxx, soe by me received as aforesaid, I p. 1016, some remarks as to the said Henry Segar, his eyers, adm's, and
es time of the departure from this country affigneis, and cu'y of them for eu'r by
theis pres’ts, sealled with my seale, dated eccentricity and want of worldly pruthe fixt day of Decemb'r N. 1630. dence in my uncle's character, that in
DANIELL JUDD. volved him in distresses, and reduced Sealled and d'd in the pres'nce of him to fituations uncongenial with his Ralph Smith, John Wright.
feelings, and unpropitious to the cul.
tivation and encouragement of his taMr. URBAN
Jents. His connexion with Mr. Ho 'YE Witnessp. 23, certainly
Aailers in the most capti- had too much of the bitter of depende ! yating manner; and however I may
ance in it to be gratifying to the taste indulge in the pleasing sensation, yet I of a man of his fpirit and sensibility; must beg leave to express my admira- the one could not be abject, and the cion of Saxon Architecture, though other, I fufpect, was not by nature that adiniration is inferior in warmth to
very liberal and large-minded. They the delight I entertain froin the view of carried on, for a long time, a sickly ihe Pointed modes of building in the kind of friendlhip, which had its hot reign of Edward III.
“ Had I been fits and its cold; was suspended and confulted * :” here pride and mortifi- renewed, but I believe never totally cation by turns play the tyrant with broken and arowedly laid aside. Wal. my feelings. How delicious to feafi on pole had by nature a propensity, and the momentary idea ' of being thought by constitution a plea, for being capadequate to guide the rising pillar, or
tious and querulential, for he was ą bend the ribbed groin! and then to ruminate on this certain truth: that I and published it; he composed verses
martyr to the gout. He wrote profe am the last man in the kingdom to be and circulated them; and 'was an aus accredited in this way; or else. surely thor, who seemed to play at hide-and• Eye Wiiness" would not object to seek with the publick. There was a the opinion, that a Saxon edifice would mysterious air of consequence in his be most appropriate for the safe keeping private establishment of a dometlic of Sason MSS. Les him call to mind, printing press, that feemed to augur that most of the basements” or crypts great things, but performed little. to our antient piles are Saxon, luch Walpole was already an author with works being convenient to these filua
no great claims to excellence; Bentley tions, more to than any fucceeding had those powers in embryo, that style, as the columns in this order are would have enabled him to excel, but permitted to be of all heights, from fubmitted to be the projector of Gothic one to twenty diameters, more or less ; embellishments for Sirawberry Hill, that is, as occasion may require. See and humble designer of drawings to Saxon crypis : St. Rumbold, Oxford, ornament a thin folio of a meagre coland to the Cathedrals of York, Glou, lection of odes by Gray, the most colcelier, Canterbury, &c. &c. And, if tive of poets, edited ai the Walpolian Saxon Architecture is bastard
press. In one of these deligos Bentley Greek,” what are many of the new
has personified himself as a monker, public erections about town, but ille sitting under a withered tree with his gitinate copyings from this same Greek, pallet in his hand, while Gray reposes though of another class ?
Mr. Ur- under the shade of a flourishing laurel ban, as Falhion governs all things, in all the dignity of learned ease. Such perhaps the Tudor mode must be de
a delign, with figures fo contralied, fended at Stow, because it is now the might Hatter Gray, and gratify the trirage (batlard wile) at Westminster.
vial talte of Walpole; but, in my poor AN ARCHITECT.
opinion, it is a fatire in copper plate, MEMOIRS OF THE Bentley FAMILY. belled both his poet and his patron
and my uncle has not completely li(Concluded from p. 4.)
without intending to to do.” (p. 17.) Rinus and confiderable accom: “ Elizabeth Bentley, eldest daugh.
ter of her father, firii married Uumphry plishments; he had a fine genius, great Risge, Elquire, and after his decease wi', and a brilliant imagination ; he had the Rev. Dr. Farell, fellow of Trinity also the manners and address of a per- College, and after his marriage with fect gentleman, but there was a certain
my aunt, Rector of IVitron near Hun
lingcion, in the gift of Sir John Ber. *“ Hereby hangs a tase.” nard, of Brampton. She was an ho
nourable and excellent lady; I had. 'pers, containing his correspondence cause to love her and lameni her death. with many of the foreign literati upon She inherited the virtues and benignity points of criticism, foine levers from of her mother, with habits more Sir Ifaac Newton, a pretty large body adapted to the fashions of the world, of notes for au edition of Lucan's Phar.
“Joanna, the younger of Dr. Bent- salia, which I gave to my uncle Bentley's daughters, and the Phæbe of By: ley, and were published under his in. ron's pastoral, was my mother. I will spection by Dodsley at Mr. Walpole's not violate the allegiance I have rowed press, with fundry oiher manuscripts, to truth, in giving any other character and a considerable number of Greek of her than what in conscience I regard and Latin books, mostly collated by as just and faithful. She had a vivacity him, and their margins filled with alof fancy and a strength of intellect, in terations and corrections in his own which few were her superiors: she hand, neatly and legibly written in a read much, remembered well, and very finall character. The poffesfion difcerned acutely :- I never knew the of ihese books was most gratifying and person who could better embellish any acceptable to me; fome few of ihem fubject she was upon, or render com- were extremely rare, and in the hifa mon incidents more entertaining by tory I have given in The Observers of the happy art of relating them; her the Greek writers, more particularly invention was fo fertile, her ideas fo of the Comic Poets now loft, I have original, and the points of humour fo availed myself of them, and I am vain ingeniously and unexpecledly taken up enough to believe no such collection of in the progress of ber narrative, that the scattered extracts, anecdotes, and she never failed to accomplish all the remains of those dramatitts is any where purposes which the gaiety of her ima- else to be found. The donor of thele gination could lay i felf out for: The books avas the nephew of my grandiahad a quick intuition into characters, ther, and inherited by will the whole and a faculty of marking out the ridi- of his library, which at his death was culous, when it came within her view, fold by auction in Leicestershire, where which of forcę I must confess Mhe made he resided in his latter years on his recrather too frequent ore of. Her focial tory of Nailstone: he was himself no powers were brilliant, but not uni- inconsiderable collector; and it is much form, for on some occasions she would to be regretted that his executors took perfist in a determined taciturnity, to this method of wisposing of his books, the regret of the company present; and by which they became dispersed in at other times would lead off in her small lots among many country pur. best manner, when, perhaps, none chasers, who probably did not know were present who could' taste the spirit their value. He was an accurate coland amenity of her humour. There lator, and for his judgment in editions hardly passed a day in which she failed much resorted to by Dr. Mead, with to devote a portion of her time to the whom he lived in great intimacy. reading of the Bible; and her com- During the time that he resided in Col ments and expofitious might have me. lege, for he was one of the senior felrited the attention of the wise and lows of Trinity, he gave me every porlearned. Though strictly pious, therè fible proof, not only in this infance of was no gloom in her religion; but, on his donation, but in many others, of the contrary, such was the happy fa- his favour and proteclion.” (pp.71,72.) culty which the poffefred, of making every doctrine pleasant, every duty
Mr. URBAN, sweet, that what lome instructors would
Tel. 2. have represented as a burden and a
'ROM the many tributes of respect yoke, the contrived 10 recommend as which you have paid to the imà recreation and delighi. All that fon mortal NELSON, I am induced to becan owe to parent, or disciple to his lieve that you will insert the following teacher, I owe to her.”. (pp. 17-19.) Observations on a subject, not only of Soon afier Mr. Cumberland's admi!- local intere
but of national imporfion at Trinity College, he fays, “ In that period mv liock of books was but It will first be necessary to late, thai llender, till Dr. Richard Bentley had when the intelligence reached us of the goodness to give me a valuable par- the unparalleled victory of Cape Trae cel of my grandfather's books and pa. falgar, and of the irreparablu lofs with
wbich it was accompanied, it fell to my in 1807 ; and if that sum was not then, lot, as editor of the Norfolk Chronicle, subscribed, another meeting should be to suggest the idea of erecting a Statue held to adjust the expences incurred. to the memory of the lare Admiral! As not a single fubfcription has been Lord Viscount Nelson. This hint was received since the above resolution was given on the gıh of November, 1805, published, the business may be conin the paper which contained the offi- fidered as at an end; unless the fol. cial details of this transcendant action. "lowing observations should have the On the 17th of December following, effect of recalling the attention of the at a meeting of the Nobility, Gentry, Committee and the Subscribers to the Clergy, and intrabitants of the County subject. And with this view I transof Norfolk, it was unanimously refolved, mit them for publication ; remarking « to enter into a Subfcription for the pur- at the same time, that there are many pofe of erecting fome Memorial in ho- who coincide with me in opinion on nour of their illustrious Countryman;" the propriety of the plan which I have and a Committee was appointed to carry here taken the liberiy, to recommend. this resolution into effect; who, at a, Yours, &c. J. MATCHETT. jubsequent meeting, recommended ihat a It would justly be considered as fue PILLAR should be erected on fome perfluous on this occasion (though it eligible fpot in the County. In April, mult ever be a delightful theme) to 1806, this Committee having adver-, record the virtges, and to enumerate tifed for plans, &c. to be delivered in, the achievements of this Great Comfeveral drawings of columns, and of mander. Yet I cannot refrain from temples with triumphal arches, were alluding to the circumstance that he exhibited by Mr. Arthur Browne, of drew his first breath in this County, Norwich, and other artists *; but, as that he was educated amongst us ; that the subscription did not then amount his pautical skill and undaunted valour 10 more than eight hundred and sixty were equalled only by his godlike clepounds, the Committee came to no re- mency, and humanity, and that his folution on the merits of the relpective zeal and perseverance were fuch, that designs, but deferred it until the next what a Roman poet laid of Cælar may meeting in August, when they gave it be applied to our Nelson: as their opinion, “ that the Monument “ Nil actum reputans, fi quid fupereffet fhould be erected at Burnham Thorpe," agendum *.' and adjourned the meeting till the
In Mhort that his whole life was deOctober Seffions week ; under the expectation, that, as the place had been voted to the service of bis King and hxed upon, farther lums would he Country, for whom he often bled, and fubfcribed. Only two gentlemen (and terminauing his glorious career, like
in whole cause he finally perished; on the above condition) have since added their names to the list. In Odo- sword in his hand, the word of com
the great Guiltayus Adolphus, with his ber kalt, the Committee being of mand in his mouth, and victory in his opinion that a fum not less than two
imagination. ahouland pounds will be adequate to.
When we consider all this, and ahe expence of erecting a suitable Mo
whilst moment to Lord Nelson's memory,
every Briton must gratesully acresolved, “ ıhat the Subscripcion Mhould knowledge that his successful exertions
have for ages eliablished our continue operi unul the Eniler Sellions
naval fuperiority, and secured our indepen
dence, it is furely not 100 much to say * A beautiful moel, of a triangular that some memorial, alike honourable form, neatly executed in stone by Mr. J. to the departed Hero and to this opuCushing, from one of Mr. Arthur Browne's lent and extensive County, OUGHT lờ designs, was also exhibited at this meet- be erected! ing. In the centre of the baie was a
Deeply impressed with these fentie hexagonal temple, with three triumphal menis, I thall proceed to fiate my arches of entrance, dedicated to the three ideas on the fubjeci, which appear to grand victories. In the middle was a pe divide themselves into three distinct destal for a statue of Lord Nelson, and it was ornamented with rusticater pilafiers,
heads, viz: Biches, ‘and tablets for inferiptions, &c.; and terminated wit! a hexagonal obelisk, * Wlio considered he had done nothing which rute to a contiderable height. whilft any thing remained to be done.