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Salisbury and Wells takes place in the lumns disposed round the centrical windows, which consist of one open- one are but of a three quarter proing, containing a combination of jection, while the others, from their mouldings, formed into mullions and very imperceptible detached position, tracery, simple of themselves, yet seem with the rest all of the same evidently combined together so as to solid piece of masonry. Bands, diproduce the geometrical and allusive viding the several heights of the cofigure, Three in One. The buttresses lumns, are still resorted to. The rise the whole height of the elevation, arches to the ailes of the nave become done into three stories, with flyiug very acute, and the spandrels to the arches or bows springing from them, arches themselves, and those to the so as to be attached, and give suffi- galleries, are filled with sınall ornacient security, to the pave in its upper mented squares (such kind of squares story, affording at the same time a before noticed on the basement of the charming effect in the profile view of West Front of Dunstable Church.) the building. The niches in the but- The gallery, to speak of it in particutresses are like those of the former lar, is beautiful indeed, made out in structures, though of a more simple arches, columns, tracery, in the 'Three cast. We have now before us an ar
in One; and I earnestly hope it will rangement, which may be called new not be thought“ prejudice” with me in this stage of our endeavour to ad- in this instance, when I maintain, that vance the Rise and Progress of the the interior of Westminster is the sum Art, and is perhaps without example; of all Architectural excellence ! As it is the external range of the gallery I have often confessed that within its story, made out with a series of walls I first imbibed my early profeswindows, each with one opening, con- sional predilections, it perhaps may taining curious tracery, conjoined into account for this my stubborn national the allusive form, Three in One. habit, and my being so staunch an Battlements are introduced, but I ap- anti-Whittingtonist. Although in prehend they are of a date subsequent our Westminster interior the parts are to the rest of the work. The general not profusely lavished, yet they are appearance in the lines of the eleva- most judiciously and aptly disposed; tion is of a simple turn, yet evidently a kind of magic influence pervades the possessing much chastity of design; Pile, which, to a right-moulded Engwhile its extreme loftiness, accompa- lish heart, must ever give the most nied with the unique gallery story, just and firm impression of that which renders the whole at once grand, and constitutes perfection, in spite of the of the most imposing character. And boasted superiority” of St. Denys. while we yet view its leading features But I will not anticipate Major Anwith high gratification, we may soon derson's Views ; they will aid my have to lament some rueful metamor- cause more than tongue can plead, or phose, in the premeditated restvra- mind dićtate. I wait the issue, and I tions about to be entered upon at this am calm *. şide of the fabrick. What has been
Throughout the Progress of the lately done, and is now doing, on Pointed Style, as thus far adduced, Henry's Chapel, strengthens all our one series of mouldings, ornaments, fears ; fears which will ere long be
contour of statues, and other the like general, when John Carter brings particulars, seem to have prevailed forth his Survey of the new work with little or no variation; at least thereon devised and performed ; a the transitions have been so slow and Survey bitherto held back for reasons, imperceptible, that, although the we may be assured, at once politic, great outline of the Art has expressed and of the first Architectural import.
many and important alterations, these The interior, in the more Eastern their smaller characters passed on in divisions of the nave, partakes in the regular and uniform show-a pleasing most scientific inanner all the proper- train, replete with fair instruction ties of the exterior, differing from, and with true delight. Salisbury and Wells also in many
AN ARCHITECT, essential points ; such as the cluster's
(To be continued.) of columns, which are found to be nearly one combination of compact * Divisions, both externally and intera materials, as most of the smaller co. nally, engraved in Antient Architecture.
Mr. Mr. URBAN,
July 9. science generally; whence any blind I? T is rather remarkable, that the subject, who happens to be gifted with
Laws of England, and almost every such a'mind and such genius as a Sancivilized nation, should be averse to derson or a Blacklock, may be enDuelling; and it is still more remark- abled, like them, to arrive at the able, that amongst civilized nations greatest academic honours. alone this absurd practice should exist.
The Publick will soon be in possegna Those who adopt this mode of set- sion of the particulars of an Institutling differences in defiance of the law, tion which is preparing for this huI well know, have too little sense re- mane purpose under the patronage of maining to be dissuaded from the cus- a Prince of the Blood Royal, in the tom, by any arguments against its vicinity of the Metropolis, where impiety; but I am surprized that gen- blind pupils of both sexes are to be tlemen do not banish such a practice, instructed, not only in the beforewhen they see it so frequently resorted mentioned branches of learning, but to by the vulgar; for it is a well-known in such other acquirements as are calthough ludicrous circumstance, that culated to qualify them for partakmany shopkeepers have lately given ing of and contributing to the general and received challenges in imitation enjoyment of a polite circle. Cards, of gentlemen!
chess, draughts, back-gammon, and It becomes an imperious duty for even dancing, both minuets and the Legislature to enact a law to check country dances, they are represented this vice, as the existing acts are by to be capable of acquiring a proficino means calculated to do this effec- ency in, under a well-digested system tually. The growing evil will never of education, applicable to their secease to be a torment to society, till veral cases, and the variety of cirwe have some such summary mode of cumstances by which the mode of punishment as the following : viz. treating them must necessarily be That if two persons escape from a governed. duel with their lives, they should both In addition to the mcans of acquirbe confined in a mad-house, since the ing learning with which it is intended motive which they fought from is to to possess them, and the various acbe considered as nothing but tempo- complishments by which they may be rary madness;
and, lest their paroxysin enabled to enjoy life in many of the should again break out, this confiue- varieties with which it abounds, the ment should extend during the term pious part of the community will of their lives : and in the event of exult and be glad that considerations one of the combatants falling is the of far greater importance than either field, the murderer should in every are not to be unheeded; but that, case, and under every circumstance, through the medium of the Gospel, be banged.
they are to be made sensible of the Yours, &c.
S. H. C. way which is open to thein for enjoy
ing in a future life an ample repara
tion for the want of every blessing Mr. URBAN, HY UMANITAS, who in Vol. LXXX. partakers of in this.
which they may not have been made p. 508, manifested his philan
STANLEY. thropic anxieties in behalf of the opulent Blind in this country, will be highly gratified to know that those so Mr. URBAN, long-neglected sufferers will very soon T is remarkable this year, that be enabled to avail themselves of the several Plane Trees are dead in full extent of the benefits derivable different parts of the kingdom, parfrom the ingenious and successful in- ticularly in the county of Norfolk ; ventions of M. Haüy, by whose ar- where it is observed that almost all rangements at Paris, almost thirty the Planes are destroyed. Can any years ago, the blind were taught to of your Correspondents inform us, read, write, correspond with their through your valuable Magazine, the distant friends, and by those means real cause of the decay of the Plane acquire a familiar acquaintance with Trees ? arithmetic, algebra, mathematics, mu- Yours, &c.
I. A. R. sic, geography, and the rudiments of
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE. We understaud that Mr. Ruding's founded on Astronomical Observa. History of the COINAGE of this King- tions and Trigonometrical and Barodom and its Hependencies is in such metrical Measurements. forwardness, as to attord reasonable The Rev. T'homas Rees being preexpectations that it will be ready for vented by numerous and urgent avothe Press about the latter end of the cations from proceeding with the present year. It will contain an His. “ Familiar Introduction to the Arts torical Account of our Coins, digested and sciences," some time ago anin the form of Annals, from the ear- nounced by bim as in preparation ; Jiest period of authentic history, to the Rev. J. Joyce has, at bis partithe end of the fiftieth year of his cular request, taken up the plan, and present Majesty. In a copious Intro- has already made considerable production will be given notices of at gress in the work. It will form One least 140 Mints, which have been Volume duodecimo, and will be illusworked under the authority of our trated by numerous Wood Cuts and Monarchs; together with the manner Engravinys. of working them, the methods used' Å Third Edition is announced, in to supply them with Bullion, the du- One large Volume in twelves, of ties of their respective Officers, and LONDON ; being a complete Guide to various other matters necessary to be the British Capital ; containing, in known for the better understanding addition to the Antiquities of this of various facts which will be brought Metropolis, an account of all the new forward in the History. The Con- Establishments and Institutions, Conclusion will point out the pum- mercial, Literary, and Scientific; Chaberless errors with which our Num- ritable Foundations, &c. &c. Intermary System has been clogged, and spersed with a variety of original which have for some time entirely Anecdotes, Eccentric Biography, Criimpeded its motion ; and an attempt tical Remarks, &c. &c. Faithfully will be made to correct them, and a abridged and improved from Mr. PenProposal for a new Coinage, upon a nant's London, and brought down lo plan which may possibly prevent that the present year, 1810. By John systematic destruction of the money WALLIS. which has so long prevailed, will be Mr. Rusher of Reading having, submitted to the judgment of the since the publishing of his Catalogue Publick. An Appendix of original for the present year, purchased the papers will be added. This work will Library of the late Dr. Curteis and be illustrated by about 120 Plates of Mrs. CALVERLEY, and some smaller Coins, which will form a series ex- Collections of curious Books ; hc intending, with but little interruption, tends offering them to the Publick in through a space of nearly 1800 years. a Second Part of his Catalogue, which An Elevation and Plan of the newly will appear about the beginning of erected Mint will also be given. September.
A Transiation of HUMBOLDT'S“ Ac- 'rlie Publick will soon be favoured count of New Spain” has been an- with “ The Value of Annuities, from nounced as in the l’ress, and nearly £1 to £ 1000 per annum, on single ready for publication. This valuable lives, from the age of one to ninety Work comprises researches into the years, with the number of years' purGeography of Mexico, the extent of chase cach Annuity is worth, and the its surface, and its political division rate of Interest the Purchaser receives into Intencancies ; the physical asi'ect for his money; and also, for the informof the Soil;, the actual Population, ation and convenience of the professtate of Agriculture, manviacturing sion, and of executors and adminiIndustry, and Commerce ; the Canals strators, the amount of the several which might be carried from the At- rates of Legacy Duty payable on the lantic to the Pacific Ocean ; thc Re- value of each Annuity : under the venues of the Crown; the quantity authority of Wm. CampbELL, Esq. of Metals which has flowed from Comptroller of the Legacy Duty: Mexico into Europe and Asia since At'the Sale of Mr. WINDHAN's efthe discovery of the New Continent; fects, the matchless copy of HOGARTH'S and the Military Defence of New Works (bequeathed to him by Mr. Spain : and will be accompanied by GEORGE STEEVENS) was knocked down Physical and Geographical Maps, to Mrs. Windhan at 292 guineas.
1. A Fortnight's Ramble to the Lakes one chapter (which was no credit to it), is
in Westmoreland, Lancashire, and Cum nearly the same; only parts of it have berland. By Joseph Budworth, Esq. notes branching from them, in which F. S. A. Author of “ The Siege of there is much extraneous matter, such Gibraltar'' and “Windermere,'' Poems. may come under the head of MiscellaneThird Edition, Embellished with a Por- ous, or Drossiana. But, in whatever shape trait of William Noble, Esq. 8vo. pp. it is received, it will be found built upon 413.
Truth. There are but 250 copies struck A
entertaining Volume, accounts alive; and emolument is so far from a for the Portrait in the front, of the consideration, that the sole expence rests Friend of Man." The “ Ramble”
with the Author, which is already settled originated in a wish expressed by for; and the entire sale shall go to a cha. Mri Noble to visit bis Native Coun rity [the Manchester Infirmary] in his na.
tive town, the funds whereof, it is an ima try; and he was most willingly ac
perious duty to remark, are not conimencompanied by an excellent Friend, surate to its boundless and healing utiwho expresses his obligations with a
lity. J.B.” delicacy equal to its energy :
The first Edition of this work was “ It will be seen,” says Mr. Bud- reviewed in vol. LXII. p. 1114; as worth, “that it is not one of those were the improvements in the second, catchpenny conveniences in which Edi. in vol. LXVI. p. 134. tions are multiplied, at the expence of In our Review of the first edition, one conspicuous leaf; and likewise, that we foretold that it would go through it hath experienced a sufficient sale to au
others; suggesting at the same time thorise a resurrection.--Having closed the
that a few passages might with proTour in August 1792, as many copies were sold, in less than six months from the priety be omitted. And it is pleasant
to observe that these hints were remaking of it, as cleared me of every expence whatever; and many inaccuracies ceived with very polite attention. staring me in the face, I stopped the sale, Of the third Edition, it will not be had the remaining copies disfigured, and necessary to say more than that, by a made an exchange of them at a celebrated careful revision of the Author, it is Literary Reposilory in Cockspur-street; by considerably improved ; and to notice which I bad the satisfaction of balancing some of the new articles. a famous military trunk for my labours, Most of the chapters are introand of thinking they are still useful, and duced by a few lines of original poerambling over the four quarters of the globe. try, of which the first may serve as a
“A Second Edition came out in 1795, revised and improved, as expressed in specimen :
“ More than a life of Errors mine hath the Preface to it. The sale was slow, but
been: progressive ; and most probably it would Yet, if I write one thought the least obscene, never have gone afresh to the press, if a
May my young oziers perish! and may I dreadful Fire had not consumed the exten
Detested live, and unlamented die! sive premises of the Printers; when, out
For works which fine-spun subtilties imof an impression of 1000 copies, more than 500 perished.
Fill with the wildest germs the trembling “ After such a visitation, when the Fire had scarcely left a wreck, I considered my
Mislead the sense, deteriorate the ind; Ramble to have been extinguished; but,
Like serpents sting, and leave a slough
behind. understanding from Booksellers
Yegenerous youths, such specious monsters (and other channels) that it was in re
Who treads the flowry path is half unquest; and having a life of leisure, and
done. not being able to make those manly Fly their fallacious haunts while strength
[remains, excursions, which were my delight, but And from thy bosom cast the magic never fatigued--the Influenza of 1803
[to view, having so humbled me, that the least exercise wearies more than the severest used
Whose Cyprian shoals, so fair and soft
Make wrecks of minds—and reputation to do ;--I have been consequently forced upon mental resources; and I thank my God that past rambles, and military re
In many of the additions Mr. Budflections, can furnish materials, which worth is very animated ; and particutend to lessen the calamity, and foster larly when expressing his feelings on resignation under it.---Considerable addi- viewing some recent encroachments at tions are introduced into this book; Molesey, which was for a considerthough the Ramble, with the exchange of able time his favourite residevce. Gent. Mag. July, 1810.
A most pathetic poem,“On Simpli- And, blest association, ever new, city," composed some years since, felt that my cottage home would hear it " when fishing by the river Mole; and in a recess, where he often saw
Tbus midst enchantment pass'd the live
long day, the King-fisher flying across bis rod, as if it reckoned this very retreat its And I could listen half the night away. own, and took him for an intruder;"
“ Dear, peaceful Molesey, ever in my
mind is closed by the following Retrospec- Thou shalt a niche of Recollection find; tion, dated Jan. 15, '1810:
Her showy meadows, and elastic air, “So, often angling by the 'sullen Mole,' Which, Thames, (in common) thy lov'd Have museful moinents o'er my senses
borders share. stole,
Her fields luxuriant in autumnal grain, While Philomela, with unrivald song, Bending beneath the plenty they contain ; Pours from her swelling breast her stores Her stacks of riches, and the num'rous along;
shreep, And other nightingales responses join, Which to the wether-bell due order keep; Filling th' enraptur'd ear with joys divine. While the Old Shepherd † toddles to his Or, when oft wand'ring on the downy
[burst! Attended by his cluster'd family: I've heard the rich--the sweetly-thrilling
* “The spirit of inclosure has reached this once beautiful Level, and a large slice of the Hurst is embraced within a pleasure-ground. An immense grove which towered over the country, and was the safe and sacred haunts of nightingales and turtle-doves, has fallen to the rude axe;' and if the natives do not lament the destruction of that venerable Aviary, the poor Fawns, scared from their antient home, may, as Dr. Dalton says, “In twilight shade of (other) thickets mourn ;' for there are few trees left in thatpart of the country, to receive either nightingales or imaginary deities, aid nothing so soon drives them from a country as the axe; the nightingale is capriciously alive to innovations, and I know several situations they have entirely deserted. This reverse about Molesey was only beard of while this proof-sheet was under correction; and though they may wear the character of improvements, A Rambler could never be made to think them so.”-[All the trees in the grove there, however, we may add, are not cut off. The landlord felled 20, which made so large an opening, that 20 more were blown down the first great wind; or fell for grief at losing the companions of their youth. Edır.)
t “ The being so much alone undoubtedly gives a kindly tone to a shepherd's countenance. Old Nicholas Hill was forced, from violent rheumatism and age, to give in; and he was succeeded by Cann, who, in the prime of life, suffers heavily from the same complaint; and who, like the old man, has a face as placid as one of his flock. Hill was taken by my predecessor to milk and 'toddle,' as he called it, about the premises ; and when past this little labour, the Author had the satisfaction of seeing him as comfortable as the aged poor can expect to be: and the poor fellow did not give up until prevailed upon to give rest to his weary bones. I frequently sat with bim, and, questioning him about his religious principles, found an alınost impenetrable deficiency. I felt it a Christian duty to talk with him, and open as easy a path as possible, without puzzling bim : his attention was salutary, his gratitude repaid me. In due time I went with him to the altar: he trembled violently; on replacing him at his seat, the agitation continued, his arms bendingly extended, and with such a look, he thanked me, that his face and figure appeared impressed with the comfortable banquet he had partaken, and he would have been an angelic subjeat to a Raphael; as he would an earthly one to Morland or Barker, could they have seen him when a shepherd under the Great Tree upon Molesey Hurst. I purposely kept a few days from him, in order that the mind might be gradually restored. I then called, and the following was his answer to my enquiries: Why, Sir, meonly well : I slept out Sunday night better an he have done a power of years; but my auld peans stick all over nie as fast as ever; and yet, Measter, I bear um better, an I will bear um. I bin trying to think, and pull out of my head all the wicked things I ha said an done since I was a man. I never rightly thought on um before, or that um were half so many. I am meonly sorry an grift for um: hope God will forgive me : do you think he will, Measter?' As I only went to speak comfort, I had no difficulty in doing it; and as he scarcely afterwards ever left his room, except in a few years to go to his ho!ise of clay, let us hope he took his departure with the resignation of a good and faithful shepherd.-N. B. The farmers and their families are regular church-goers; but as divine service is only performed at une, and then only a short afternoon service with a sermon, and being their dinnerhour, it is worse attended by the poor than in any parish I was ever at; and though Corcibly exhorted by the Clergyman, there seems to be an hereditary defalcation in