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Dec. 1. old armed chair, still remaining in it, I of
SEND you a View, by the late is shewn by the landlord with partipublic-house at Whittington, in Der- is said the Earl of Devonshire sat; and byshire, which has been handed down he tells with equal pleasure, how to posterity for above a century, under it was visited by his descendants, and the honourable appellation of " The the descendants of his associates, in Revolution House” (see Plate II.) the year 1788. Some new rooms, It obtained that name from the acci- for the better accommodation of dental meeting of two person- customers, were added about 20 years ages, Thomas Osborne Earl Danby, and William Cavendish Earl A particular and an animated ac. of Devonshire, with a third person, count of the commemoration of this Mr. John D'Arcy *, privately one great event on this spot, Nov.5, 1788, morning, 1688, upon Whittington will be found in your vol. LVIII. pp. Moor, as a middle place between 1020-1022. On that day was deliChatsworth, Kniveton, and Aston, vered in the Church of Whittings their respective residences, to consult ton **, to an audience that greatly about the Revolution, then in agi- overflowed ils Darrow dimensions, tation t; but a shower of rain hap- with all the energy that the subject pening to fall, they removed to the demanded, a Sermon from these village for shelter, and finished their striking words, “This is the day conversation at a public-house there, which the Lord hath made: we will the sign of the Cock and Pyvot . be glad, and rejoice in.it ++," by the
The part assigned to the Earl of late learned and .worthy rector, the Danby was, to surprize York; in Rev. Dr. Samuel Pegge, then in his which he succeeded : after which, 85th year. the Earl of Devonshire was to take Yours, &c.
D. H. measures at Nottingham, where the Declaration for a free Parliament,
Bridgwater, Somerset, which he, at the head of a number of
Dec. 6. gentlemen of Derbyshire, had signed Nov. 28, 1688 , was adopted by the A ROMAN Coin, which appears to
me to be of great antiquity, and nobility, gentry, and commonalty of in other respects a subject of curios the Northern counties, assembled sity, was lately ploughed up in a field, there for the defence of the laws, in the hainlet of Sutton Mallett, on religion, and properties 1. The suc- the North edge of King's Sedgmoor cess of these ineasures is well known ; in this county, the particulars of and to the concurrence of these which I send you for insertion in your Patriots with the proceedings in Magazine, if you think proper; and favour of the Prince of Orange in the I doubt pot but an exposition of it West, is this Nation indebted for the will be gratifying to many
your establishment of her rights and liber Readers, if any person' acquainted ties at the glorious Revolution. with the subject will favour them
The cottage here represented 1 with it. · The Coin is of silver, the stands at the point where the road size of a Denarius, and weighs 5$ from Chesterfield divides into two grains. On the side which I take to branches, to Sheffield and Rotherham. be the Reverse, is a bust, wearing a The room where the Noblemen sat kind of cap, not unlike a turreted is 15 feet by 12 feet 10, and is to this day crown, having three points, or rays, called The Plotting Parlour. The appearing erect from its margið ; two
* It appears, from traditional accounts, that Lord Delainere, an ancestor of the present Earl of Stamford and Warrington, was also at this meeting. Edit. + Kennett,
A provincial name for a Magpie. s Rapin,'XV. 199.
-|| Decring's Nottingham, p. 258. | Auother View of the Revolution house, from a Irawing by the late Majør Rooke, will be found in our vol. LIX. p. 124; together with “ A Narrative of what passed at this House, 1688," written by the Rev. Dr. Pegge. Evit.
** The Church of Whittington is engraved in vol. LXXIX. p. 1021, and the Rectory, House, in the second part of our present volume, p. 217. EDIT,
tt Psalm cxviii. 24.
shorter ones of like.description being who had the promotion of a Curule Ædilebetween them. There is a pellet ship ; and, consequently, in virtùe of before the bust, and the legend Ces his office, had the care of the Megalensian tianus behind it; the whole encircled Games celebrated in honour of Cybele; with an ornamental slepder wreath. as R. A. may see by turning to the article On the Obverse is a Curule chair, PLAETORIA, in the second volume aboveand what I take to be a sheep lying neations of ten Silver Denarii of the same
mentioned. There he may see the delion its back thereon, with a fish fanily, with no other difference, than that hanging by it. . The legend is m.
of the Mint- master's marks; viz. a snake, PLA ETORIUS. AED. CVR. Exergue, $. C.;
crab, palm, wing, a military standard, and these encircled by a wreath, as a star in a crescent, &c. in the place where above described.
I obserre a fish in his impression, in which I have seen an account of a Copper I can discover no vestige of a sheep, &c. Coin, much like the preceding; hav- The legends, on both sides, the same in ing M. PLAETORI. CEST. on one side, them all. and P. CORSINI. with a bust, on the The small Brass Coin of D. N. Const. other. It is given somewhere in the
&c. with the inscription of feLIX TEMPhilosophical Transactions; and I PORUM REPARATIO, is a very common one,
C. think it is there said, that “the M. Plætorius mentioned, was Questor to Brutus, one of Cæsar's murderers ;”
Dec. 26. but I can find no M. Plætorius re- AVING perused those pages of corded as a Curule Ædile, for any but the 3920 year of Rome. Pliny in- the critique upon the Cambridge ediforms us, however, that Silver was tion of Æschylus appeared, and likepot coined in Rome, till about the wise the pamphlet addressed to the 485th year of that City.
Rev.J.C.Blomtield, in answer thereto, Yours, &c.
R. A. I felt some interest in the discussion ; P.S. As I am on the subject of and, as I had occasion hastily to look Coins, I will take the opportunity to over some parts of Æschylus, I made mention, that Mr. Dupcombe, in his use of the two voluines published by Select Works of the Emperor Mr: Butler; and shall feel happy if Julian," vol. I. p. 278, in a note, any remarks I can make, should give mentions a Coin belonging to Christ pleasure to any of your Readers. Church, Canterbury, having a head, That Mr. Butler has subjoined a most with the inscription, DN. CONSTANTI. copious collection of ammolations, all and on the Obyerso, a warrior on sides agree; the utility of them, and foot, directing bis javelin against a their arrangement, alonc have been borseman, with his horse falling to called in question. I cannot but conthe ground-FEL. TEMP..... which fess that the text of Stanley, inserted is thought to be a Coin of the Em- by Mr. Butler, renders a continual peror Julian, “because," says the reference to the votes and various Expositor, " I find no such of either readings, absolutely requisite to elicit of the Constantines," &c. This Coin some sepse ; and, as the notes in the is of Constantius.. I have one of resent edition, from their number, that Emperor, exactly as above couid not have been printed under described, only the legend of the the text, a considerable time must Reverse is perfect, FEL. TEMP. REPA- elapse in the perusal, especially as RATIO..
Stanley's notes, the Variantes LecThe Denarius, sufficiently ascer- tiones, and the potes of Mr. B. and tained by R. A. is a Coin of the Roman others, are all three placed separate, family PLAETORIA, and not a very rare besides the Scholia. In fact, from onė, as it differs in nothing, excepting my own experience, I canvot help merely the Mint mark, froin ten others of thinking, that Mr. Botler's edition is the same family, minutely described in Morell's “Thesaurus Numismaticus,” who has plenty of time to spend un
well adapted for a discerning Scholar, vol. I. p. 325, et seqq. and accurately Critical and Philological studies ; delineated in the second volume of the same work. It seems to me just sufficient but that it requires too much labour to say, that the turreted head represents and tinie for the universality of the Cybelé, their Magna Mater Deorum; and Under-graduates of either of the the Sella Curulis on the other side denotes English Universities, or for any comthe dignity of one of the Plaetoriau family, mon reader. It is neatly prigted,
and its typographical errors are rare.gether with all the various readings, With the exception of accentuation, and a few select notes under the text. I have only discovered 9 typographi- It would be also useful to have the cal errors in the two volumes ; which, more extrapeous observations placed compared with those in the gaudy but separate, at the end of the volumes, jejune editions of Edinburgh, pub- as in Brotier's Tacitus. It need scarce lished by the University Printers, Je said, that a popular edition of are mere nothing. They are as fol- Æschylus is the more wanted, as low:' viz. Prom. Vinci. lin. 404, var. Schutz unfortunately never added lect. p. 45, “ vitteur," read“ vitetur;" either the Scholia, a Lexicon Æschyl. Prom. Vinct, the 584th line in the Latin or a Notitia Literaria.. version is omiiled, Igne combure I cannot conclude without observvel sub terrâ tege vel ;" Prom. Vinct. ing, that the greatest thanks are due lin. 737, "." read “;"---Proin. Vinct. to Mr. Butler for his most erudite, p. 34,“ Asouwins," read “ A opwins;" voluminous, and laborious publicaProm. Vioct. lin. 371, int. lat, “fer- tion, although it is not such a one as vidus," read " fervidis ;" Supp. lin. to be generally used, 124, int. lat. “ barbara," read “bar- Should the above, Mr. Urban, be barain :" Supp: .p. 118, “ 330,” read esteemod worthy of insertion in your “ 230.” Let any one peruse Brotier's Magazine, you will perhaps receive Tacitus, re-edited at Edinburgh, soine more observations on Classical 1796, 4 vols. 4to. and compare the and Philological subjects, from errata with those above-inentioned, Yours, &c.
OXONIENSIS, and he will quickly be convinced of P.S. I cannot conclude these rethe soundness of the maxim, “ look inarks without adding, that the delay at home.” Should any one think (probably unavoidable) which has proper to doubt this, I will convince occurred in the publication of Mr. hin in a future nuinber, by an enu- Butler's Æschylus, is a must serious ..meration of at least from 14 to 20 inconvenience to those who are taking errata in every volume, besides those it in; and that should Mr. B. be able announced by the Printer ; and lest in future to discover any means of any one should doubt the difficulties avoiding it, it would greatly facilitate of Stanley's text, let bim, inspect the sale of that deeply learned and Supp. lin. 15, where Stanley has in valuable work.
xypornov," a word never before heard of; but Schutz and Porson
Dec. 10. have most happily corrected it to ANY of your Readers are, doubt.
“ κυμ’ αλιου, ," Suppl. lin. 122, and Supp. 892—4. I will now venture exalted merits of Dr. Watts's Lyric to add a remark or two on Stan
Poems. I therefore crave from them ley's translation : Stanley, Prom.
an elucidation of part of the following Vinct. 794, translates “ad ortum
passage in a Poem intituled “God's Jucidun solis orbitæ." I think “ ad absolute Dominion;" Orientem lucidum sole calcatum,”
“ Lo, the Norwegians near the Polar sky
Chafe their frozen limbs with snow, equally elegant Latin, and much more
Their frozen limbs awake and glow, literal. Supp!. 239, Stanley, etiam
The vital flame, touchi'd with a strange ibi judicat facinora, ut fertur, Jupiter
supply, alius inter sustinentes supremum jus." Re-kindles, for the God of life is nigh; I should prefer “ et ibi Jupiter alius He bids the vital flood in wonted circles judicium ultimum feret, sicut dicunt,
flow. de mortuorum peccatis.” There are Cold steel expos’d to Northern air, some other places in Stanley's Latin Drinks the meridian fury of the midnight version, which I think might be
bear, amnended, but on the present occasion And burns th' unwary stranger there." enough has been said. Every thing It is the Author's design through considered, it certainly appears to me the whole Poem, to assert the uncon. that some new edition of Æschylus trouled supremacy of the all-creative would be gratifying to the publick, Power over his works; and to prove, which should contain a purer text that under his direction, they are than Stanley's, without the great sometimes made subservient to pur. liberties taken by the learned Schutz. poses for which they are apparently (perhaps Porson's would suttice), to- inapplicable and undesigned.
practice of restoring animation and expressed. To say that it is absocomfort" to frozen limbs, by chafing lutely without meaning or connexion, them with snow, and of thawing is not my intention. I have put a frosted provisions by the same nieans, construction upon it that satisfies is well known : but to what fact in myself; but, as the passage is certainly Nature, or to what custom among, a doubtful one, I will not hazard my mankind, does the pious and learned opinion upon it, lest I should have Watts.allude, in the last three lines misuudersiood the Authoress, and of the passage now quoted ?
thus be doing an injury, where I wish I shall consider mys:If as greatly to do a benefit. indebted to any of your Readers, who I therefore suffer this remark of will, by an explanation, enlighten the S. E. Y. to rest, and leave him to ignorance of
that exultation, which no doubt he Yours, &c. PHILOMATHES. will feel, on thus having the field
resigned to him. Mr. URBAN,
Dec. 8. As I mean to follow your CorreI
HAD hoped that the remarks spondent's own track, my next obser
made upon the Poem of Wallace, valion will be made on the lines relain p. 311, would, ere now, have been · tive to Scrymgeour. S.E. Y. wishes answered by some one more competent to know where we are to look for than I feel myself to be, for entering that “ History grave, and verse subinto the defence of an author's publi- Jime," which are to give that warrior cation. But no one having yet ad- the meed of deathless fame. I shall vanced to give those remarks any kind first observe, that in poems celebratof reply, i have been induced to step ing the deeds of brave men, nothing forward myself, though not without is more coinmoll, or more: naturali
, great reluctance, because I fear 1 am than a prophecy of this kind. Miss not one who is able to do that justice Holford having, in the course of her which a Poem like"Wallace”deserves. collecting the inaterials for her work, I flatter myself, however, that I shall met with the name and actions of have it in my power to illustrate at Scrymgeour, she has, in the warmth least some of those passages, pointed of composition, and the glow of adout as being veiled in obscurity. miration, which no doubt she thought
Your Correspondent S. E. Y. pre- all like herself must feel, who had faces his observations by a seeming made themselves acquainted with his acknowledgment, that the obscurity history, foretold that his faine shall complained of may possibly arise descend to the latest time. And is from his own “confined powers of there any thing unwarrantable in this : apprehension,” and modestly talks or can censure be extended to expresof the “ obtuseness of his faculties.” sions like these! I am bold to say This, however, is a mask easily seen But your Correspondent in this, through ; and those who peruse his as in other instances, being blind to critique must, I am sure, readily the sparks of a soaring genius, calmly perceive, that he does not imagine and coldly enquires, where is this his intellccts to be quite so muddy, fame-bestowing history to be found! as one would, from his preface, be I would ask hin, if he imagines the almost induced to suppose he did. Authorers of Wallace" to have I will, howerer, take him at his coined this character herself; for, own word; and without at all intend. surely, if he believes that such a Chieti ing or wishing to arrogate to myself as Scrymgeour ever existed ; if he the claim of a clearer perception than, supposes that his name and actions the generality of others, endeavour are something more than the mere to explain the passages he has marked invention of the Authoress' brain ; I out as being so particularly uvintelli- say, if he believes this, he cannot but gible.
reasovably conclude, that there is a I make no doubt your Correspond. history of him somewhere ; and for ent will triumph, however, when I farther illustration of this passage, tell him, that I cannot but confess, I reser him to a work called “The the stanza wherein the Authoress of Scottish Chiefs ;" the Authoress of “ Wallace” laments her inability to which asserts, that the outlines and recount the names of every hero and principal features of her story are patriot, is indeed very ambiguously founded on historical and traditionary