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indecent, and extremely offensive, in its improvement. But common remore especially to lalies when walking port fays, that the money that should in the fireeis. Your Correspondent be expended on the improvements of feems strangely to make the citizens of the fuels, and beautifsing the town Newcastle all on the debtor side of the of Newcastle, by public buildings on book; and gives thein no credit for a magnificent fcale, is consigned to rewhat they flatter themselves, they, in cret Service, and wasted on a set of fome degree, are entitled 10. He has worthlefs pensioners, because they are taken no noviceofthe Affembly Rooms, Freemen. universally allowed to be equal, if not " I thall beg leave to make one more fuperior, to those of any country-town s' recommendation ; that the worthy Main Great Britain. He has taken no gistrates of Newcastle would pay a little notice of the new church of All Saints, more attention, for decency's fake, to one
of the handfonieft buildings of the : the dreis of the several officers of the present day; that cost the parilh above Corporation ; viz. the Bell-man, Ser26,000%. Nor has he noticed the new jeants, &c. For, as General Doyle Market-place, now building.
faid in his fpeech the other day in the The Revenues of the Corporation are House of Commons, “ Falttaff him. very confiderable, no doubi ; yet they felf would be ashamed to acknowledge
are noi, I believe, equal to the extent such a notley crew." he fpeaks off ; though they are al- Lastly, lei me add a few words in
lowed by all to be above 20,000 l. per the cause of Religion : That they may, annum ; even by the members of that Cor- ' in the plenitude of their riches, be poration themselves; and it is cirtainly pleased to restore to the inferior servants more than sufficient to make Newcal- of our Holy Religion, the allowances tle one of ihe handsomelt towns in they were wont formerly '10 do; England, were their révenues properly' that, by such eflential service towards applied. As av example, let us look their general appearance, the lower to the City of Bath, that has not one orders of society may look up to them fourth part of the revenues of Newcastle. with respect, as the Shepherds adored
Your Correspondent seems to notice our Saviour, and pray to God to take the inconvenience between Newgaie- them in his holy keeping. street and the Bigg market, on a mar- Yours, &c. A CITIZEN ? 'ket day.' Birt, as a citizen of the place, I wonld recommend making one en
MR. URBAN London, Tel. 9.
AVING read in p. 82, a very dle-freet down to the Side, as the first correct account of that gallant grand' and useful improvement. In and meritorious officer, the late Admithe area hould be the Cor Market; ral Sir Richard King; and having on each lide there would be fufficient noticed in your litt rolume, p. 1174, room for all communication, either a Niort and very inaccurate account of towards Moseley-fireet, or down in- his funeral'; I take the liberiy of fend'wards the Side ; the latter street might ing you the names of the mourners, be easily improved, by widening ihe and pall-bearers, who attended the centre, and by carrying on the ascent funeral of their lamented relative, or about one hundred yards beyond the friend. I also beg leare jo correct Church. Indeed it would be better still, another mistake : Sir Richard King was is that part of the fireet were lowered, in his 771h, and not his 86th year. about a yard near the White Cross, Chief Vourner : Charles Orion, and gradually brought down to the Esq. nephew of the decealed.-Mons. Church; hy lo sloing the afèent would ners : James Barnell, Eq. be perfe&tly easy, the palage through Mulgrae, Esq. John Bubb, Ela, the town clireći, instead of the awkward Charles Brewer, E!(---Pall Bearers : zig-zaz manner in which it is carried. General Sir Alured Clarke, K. B.; Sir By ihis the beantiful church of St. F. J. Harivell, Bat. Commllioner Nicholas would be seen to the best of the Navy; Sir Robert Aiullie, advantage, and form a coup d'æil vot Bart. ; Aindlie, El.: Vice Adto be equalled any where.
miral Savage; Capt. Rygell, Royal All this might certainly be accom- Navy. plished in the course of a short period Some other friends of the deceased of time, were their leading member attended ; anil many, out of regard 10 well disposed, and interested himself his memory, who were prevented at
tending, fent their carriages ; amongst
ARCHITECTURAL INNOVATION. which were those of Lords Sandwich,
Royal Palace, Westminster.
tion of the Palace, of which I am about Yours, &c: C. B. B. to tread the wiles and doubles, the
spells and charms, that have been thus Mr. URBAN,
Feb. 20. laid to catch the admiration of the pubITIS 'Tis curious, and foinetimes ainufing, lick, another scene of enchantinent
to observe the whims and fancies of was in preparation, and of a far differfpeculative men, though now and ent complexion from the one we at prethen thev. are too ridiculous to merit fent are fascinated with. The con.
attention. I allude to Mr. triver then of all this antecedent fplenWilliams's publication noticed in your dour at his setting out frankly avowed, lait volume, p. 1095, by. Vertumnus. that his attachment to Grecian ArchiBy the humidity of the climate, Ifup- tecture was stronger by many degrees pole he means the wetness of he Sea. than what he felt for the antient modes fons. Now, excepting the present of building in his native country, which
Winter, the very reverse of what he modes however had much share in his • aflerts, is the truth. vears prior to this for the several regard. This was open and manly. His
seafons have propotals to a high authority stated, that been lo remarkably dry as, in the year he would not destroy, or in anywile 1804, to oblige foine parishes in my trench on the Great Hall, Painted Cham. neighbourhood to ferch water two or ber, Prince's chamber, St. Stephen's three miles, though the soil is a strong chapel, Cloisters, &c. &c. (the great loom in general, and very retentive of remaining arrangements of the Palace).
And as for the ornamental sheets That all additional buildings wanted for of water, and the canals which have national purposes, should be so difbeen lately formed, furely they are in posed as to bear more the appearance of finitely counterbalanced by the drain- advantageous accompanimenis, than ing of the fens; wherein many thou hostile encroachments. The style of fand sheets of water are converted into architecture he intended to adopt was dry land, and arable too, which is the Grecian; to be taken from models of favourite of Mr. Williams. I think the highest authority; and his reason ton, that your correspondent may quiet this: the feverał dilapidated parts of his alarms about the Wheat crops; the Palace were gone pait an honest, resince there was no deficiency last year, storation. Indeed, he humbly coneither in our farinaceous or pomiferous ceived, no man at this day was fuffiproductions ; witness the regular fall ciently fiudied in our antient architecof our Markers, though the supply ture, as to be either qualified to restore from abroad inay of late be consider them, or design elevations in fo iniri. ably leffened. I must remark once cate, and to him incomprehensive an more, that there has been no season, art. Upon this our Grecian made ready fince the vear 1765, any thing coin: his patterns, and examples, which it is parable to it for wet. The river Cam, unneceilary to say, gave that fatisfaction five or six miles 'higher than Cam- he expected, and nothing seemned wantbridge, thongh not at all fenny, was ing biit ihe ultimatum" TO WORK.” never within its bounds the whole As fublunary things are at tinies uinSuminer. The meadows were der the influence of adverse stars, lo! a enure sheet of wa'er, and were filled still greater power than that so busy as with cools and fen biris, a phæuome already liated, with an arendant, a non never there before observeil, or man of art, fuperior in patronage to fince. Upon the whole, Mr. Orban, our Grecian, beneld these movements I cannot help thinking, that the fan- witho indifferent eves. A wish was cies of Mr. Williams, (though his in this instance made known, that the book may he very clever in other re- Palice should bi reflored ; that is io fay, fpects) re merels U opian, and that reftarei as in'ch as the remains might pretty nearly the l'amr eafons recur in
"Tais il is natural to firppose ano given number of vers, and that was warinlrereived b.in Profesionthere is nothing new under rha Sun. alisha 6.10 he querion ; who, it Yours, &c. WALDENSIS, is weil istismal, is to ready on all occa
fions, to profess unfeigned devotion to New Palace Yard. East lide; unour antient works. Well; his deline- touched. South Gide; a coach - way alion, his manner of restoration, his has been made through those buildings where, and how, was fortuned, as in on the left, and abutling against the fact, we find the Palace has been un. North front of the Hall. The archder professional dominion, every part, way to this "drive," is but an indica. in foine degree or other, bearing the tion of a fomething that is to be; it marks of hammer, brush, or trowel; gives an extreme Alat Pointed arch, and it now becomes my province to in. which arch and its jambs are done in a vestigate these matters by fair and open make. shift way with stone and brick, discussion. My pretentions to this of- and the head-way in continuation with fice rest on long experience, and long lath and plalter, or Compo. The two attachment to the Antiquities of the coffee houses against the front of the country. It will be taken on credit, I Hall remain, but the public-houses am on this occasion an "upright hiding the basement of the building to judge." I am independent, as I mean the right are demolished. to speak the truth'; have no interest West Gide of the Hall. Many of the before me, as I am certain of touching modern. erections standing before the no folid reward, except thanks at this line, with some of the Tudor offices, time for being "entertaining *." Envy are done away; and in lieu of these I have none; my lot is fo low, I can latter contingences, one or two new bardly hope to rise, Prejudice nigh elevations have been fet up, with overwhelming me. Malice I have ! bastard" copyings of the Tudor winnone, as I had rather convert than con. dows, fuffered to ftand, as they happen demn. Uncharitableness I utterly wash not to interfere with the present line of my hands of, being too sensible we all arrangement. Let it be faid, the new are liable by nature to err. Upon these windows are made of deal, correct in premises I come forward to arraign the their heads, but the fills not so, being TASTE OF THE DAY, chaunting iny old on the improved plan. The new doorfong, with theconstant burthen, « Ve. ways partake of the same inattention ; Deration for the Antiquities of England." no architraves, and the doors are fet
Soaring fo high in mental bustle, I back from the face of the wall one foot had almost loft light of my friend the at least, in a return, after the common Grecian Professionalist, who, on find- modern houle way; and nothing more ing things against him in change- seems to be attempted than to bring ful tide, dutifully bowed the head, and out the mere Tudor flat arch sweep. getired with all his documenis g, and Towards the Southern extremity of all his mortifications; to wait at For- this side of the Hall, a few alterations tune's call a brighter day.
are making in the crypts of the old atI refer the reader to my survey of tached chambers, by way of a pallage the Palace in 1800 (vo). LXX. p. 33) to an opening cut through the thickness in its then condition ; as it is necessary of the wall of the Hall; and, that he Mould be well fudied in this respect, light may be obtained, several Pointed and go with true interest into the sub- openings are made ranging with some jeci now about to be scanned and illuso original openings of irated. The method I observed, of in- Soaverse are these imitators to anvibing troducing each edifice to view at that like a faithful copy, modern key-stones period, will again be attended to; are inserted infiead of the an:ient centre whence it may be feen, what paris arch joint; the one and universal mode have been subfiquently done away, or
of ancient masonry pursued over the alered, and what new elerations have the land. As thele very arch jointheen fet up in the prevailing fantafiic ings are at the elbows of ihe work men, ftule of buildings
Baby-houses of 'nothing but a perverse and wilful de. Compo, unworthy ihe name of Architec- termination to set such authority at detuic1.
fiance, can have impelled them to a
departure from so much truth and chaVol. LXXVI, p. 901.
racier. At the back of the Tudor $ Exhibited in the House of Lords building running on the right of the and from to time to time in the Royal front of the Hall, is a very antient Academy.
chamber (Court of Exchequer); and I Retort courteous. Sir C. Wren called by the remains of doors, windows, &c. our cathedrals “ Mountains of ftone, un- it must be of the earlielt Pointed style worthy the name of Architecture.”
of workmanship. Many of the win- an opinion. The Lords then delivered dows have been cut into, and other their own objections; among which, wise havocked, about the time of Eli. the following is the firl : zabeth. One window, however, re- • First, it is thought that the Lordes mains perfect at the West end of this of this lond must nedes calle to their court; and the design pofleffes fo much remembrauncer, the grete Othes the originality, and so much of that which which they have made to the Kvog our is curious, that too much cannot be Soverayn Lord, the which may be advanced to procure it respect, and to leyde to the leid Duc of York, and preserve it from demolition, in case that the Lordes may not breke thoo any sudden impulse of improvement hap- Othes." pens to range this way. On the base.
To which the Duke of York made ment, and directly beneath this win- answer as follows : dow, is another window in the fame “The faid Richard answereth and taste, but plainer in form. I blush to faith, that every man, under the peyne note, that a brick wall is running up of everlasting dampnation, is bounden in contact with this relick. Call you to obeye to the lawe and commnaundethis restoring of the Palace ? Wade mentes of God, by the which lawe and on. I have a gulph to tiruggle through, commandementes, trouth and justice thick set with glaring innovations; one owe to hee preferred and observed, and fucceeding another in all the monstrosty untrouth and injustice leyed apart and of barefaced improvement. Courage, reprefled ; and foo it is, that of this heart! proceed! Not to conquer; I bonde and duetee of obedyence to despair of that; but to controul. Hope Godd's lawe, noo man may discharge goes with me in this at leati !
himself by his owen dede or act, pro(To be continued.)
mise or noth, for elles of the contrary
wold enfire innumerable inconvenia Mr. URBAN,
Wherefore fith it is foo, that THI 'HE letters which have appeared in the mater of the title and clayme of the
your Magazine from Dr. Milner, faid Richard Plantagenet is openly true and Mr. Churton, on the subject of and lawful, and grounded upon evident Oaths, induce me to request the infer- trouth and justice, it foloweth that man tion of extracts from a very curious fhuld have rather consideration to trouth, flate paper, which is to be found in right, and justice in this mater, accorthe Rolls of Parliament of the 39th dingly with the wille of the lawe of year of King Henry the Sixth, and in God, then to any promise or ooth made the fifth yolume of the printed copy. by hym into the contrarie ; considered
Richard (Plantagenet) Duke of namely, that by the lawe and determiYork, on the 16th of October in that pation of holy Chirche, an oth made year, in the Parliament-chamber deli- hy oon persone, unto the prejudice or vered to the Chancellor, to be opened hurt of another, contrary to trouth, to the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, justice, and charitee, in the which stanin Parliament assembled, his claim of deth the plenitude and perfection of right to the Crown of England, setting Godd's lawe, is voide and of noon efforth his descent as lineal heir to King fect, neither in anywife obligatorie ; Edward the Third, through his third and that the vertu and nature of an fon Lionel Duke of Clarence. On ooth is to conferme trouth, and of noo the 17th of October, the Lords waited wife to impugne it; and over that, that upon the King, and opened the matter by the ooth of feaute, homage, or li. to him by the mouth of the Chancel- geaunce, noo man is bounden to any jor, and were commanded to search for inconvenient or unlawfull thyng." objections against the claim. On the A Protestant of the Church of England, 181h of October, the Lords fent for the
and an Old Correspondent. King's Justices to the Parliament-chamber, to give their advice and counsel Mr. URBAN, Brecon, Feb. 2. in the affair; who took until the 20th SHALL be any
your prudently answered, that it was '100 any information as to Sir John Davy, great a thing for them to meddle with. who died in 1624 without issue, pofa The King's Serjeants and Attorney were sessed of the litrie forest of Brecknock then contulied, but also declined giving in Wales, forfeited upon the attainder
of ron Ous.
of Seymour Lord Sudley, Admiral Bernardus to seek shelter from its of Great Britain in ihe reign of Edw. enemies, how was it protected previous VI. How he came by this property, and to finding a deserted mansion suitable where he was born, with any other to its porpose ?. particulars of his life?
As I have not the ncceffary means to The tradition of Brecknockshire make a proper inquiry on this subject, makes him a native of that County, I hope fome one, more converfant in and a lawyer; but this is evidently er- a science of which I confels mi felf
The surname is not Welsh ; ignorant, will favour me wish their he was of Aldermanbury when he died; conjectures on it, through the channel his un«le wis Sir : . . Smith; his of your entertaining Mitcellany, relation, a Lady Fanshaw ; bis servant,
Yours, fic. Ι. Η. Ε. to whom he bequeathed a conliderable part of his property, was named Eccleston. The answers othle enqui.
Mr. URBAN, Chippenham, Wills, ries are fought after, for inferion in the VOL LXXVI2: 2017. The plate
has a which I can now inform my Subleri- on which pour Correlpondent thinks bers, is nearly comple:ed, though it will there is a crofs. Is not the figure on consist of two parts.
the Rone more likely a sword? THEOPHILUS JONES. P. 1029. The remains of Sir Tho.
mas Wodehouse, after whom D. en. MR. URBAN,
Jan. 6 quires, were deposited in Lord Wode
houte's family vanlı, A
engage the attention of mankind, P. 1097. Deacons cannot be choNatural History very properly claims a fen into Parliament; and Irish and share. To perfons convertant on ibis Scotch noblemen are not exempt from fubject I wish to propose a few quel- arrest It is the poilellion of a seat in tions, relative to the Cancer Bernar. Parliament, and not the possession of a dus of Linnæus. This animal (from ti le, that is the security. its hinder paris being fost and unpro- Vol. LXXVII. p. 24. Your very tected), chules for illelf a habitation accurate Corretpondent would oblige in the forsaken thell of fome other fish, many readers by giving a list of Irish generally that of the Buccinum vulga- Bishops and Archbishops who have rum ; and in this borrowed covering died since the Accellion of George III. performs all its necessary functions. P. 39. The title of Wynn is merged
1. If at the creation of animals in that of Headley; as iš the title of each was provided with a habitation Hyde in that of Roden, suitable to its wants, it is natural to P. 40. For LXVI. read LXXVI.; conclude that the one in question had likewise, for Cheltenham read Chipits shell, or must have exposed its un- penham. proiected parts as a prey to others. Ibid. Earls, when created knights
2. Had this actually been the case, of the Garter, are always styled in the it is reasonable to fuppose that the Ber- Gazette not with the proper title to nardus would have poffelled a shell pe- 'which they are elevated, but by their culiar to itself. But, on the contrary, former riile :--thus the Gazette says, I find it in the younger llages of ex
William Esq. created a Baronet. istence, inhabiting the shells of a He is not avled Sir William finaller kind, as the Turbo Littorens is the Earl lyled any thing more than of Linnæus, Neritæ, &c. therefore the Right Honourable. proof of its pollelling two species of I shall feel myself much obliged by shells, will, I think, fufficiently conó having the following Questions autradict the firii conjecture.
fwered. Are those ladies who are 3. Is it not contrary to reason to called Honourable authorized, when fuppose that the Almighty created any married, to retain the title with the sace of animals withont the necessary name of the man they marry, if he has means of protection : or, that a certain not a title ?
Can any Correspondent number of one species were detiroyed favour your readers with a litt of the immediately after their creation, to Knights and Chiefs who accompanied supply others with a habitation ? William the Conqueror to England ? 4. If it is now neceilary for the Yours, A VERY OLD SUBSCRIBER.