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kers. During the course of his life he disposition molt led him. From his ears wrote an immense number of fongs for liest youth he was inclined to a contemvarious musick-sellers, borh in town pla:ive life, thoughiful, reserved, and and country; and, till the last season, serious. Perhaps no one ever had a was the author of most of those fung at greater share of conititutional virtue, Vauxha'l, and Bermondsey Spa, as the or, through every part of lifc, endeacollections published teftifv. In imita- voured more to improve it. The Bishop tion of the celebrated Fables of Mr. of Chichelier hath preserved a llory of Gay, he also published a collection in him in his infancy, which will thew Mr. Newbery's shop, among which are how early he could discern not only tue fome of considerable merir. He was immorality, but the indecorum, of an well known to Mr. Anstey, the author action. of “ The Bach Guide,” who often re A begging frier came on a Saturday lieved him when in want. He had cra- evening to his father's house; where, velled a great deal on foot in various according to the custom of those tiines, parts of England and Wales; and the he was received in a very hospit:ble droll situations into which his miscon.
The plenty set before him duct had led him made him an enter was a temptation too strong for his vir. taining narrative companion. Of late tue; of which, it seems, he had not years he was chiesty supported, for con. sufficient to fave appearances. The next itant lupplies, by Mr. Aftley, fen. and morning, however, he ordered the bell, Mr. Hughes, for whom he wrote the to toll; and, from the pulpit, expressed burleitas, a species of entertainment pe- bimself with great vehemence against cuilar to those places of amusement. the debauchery of the times, and parti. He also engraved on wood for children's cularly against drunkenness. Bernard books, and cut some plates for low pub. Gilpin, who was then a child upon his lications; but his talent at fong-writing mother's knee, leemed for some time was his most prevalent bias, and at this exceedingly affected with the frier's he was easy and successful. In hort, discourse, and at length, with the ushe might have lived comfortably, if not most indignation, cried out, “He won. happily, had he not been endued with dered how that man could preach such light abilities as rendered him too against drunkenness, when he himsola unfeuiled for any sedentary business. had been drunk only the night before.” He died last month, at his lifter's, a loftinces of this kind roon discovered burcher's laop, in King.street, Weft- the serioulness of his difpofition, and minster.
H. L. gave his parents an early prtlage of his MEMOIRS OF BERNARD GILPIN. His firat years were spent at a public Accompanied with an elegant Portraut.) school, where, we are told, he loon BERNARD GELDON Wwe sonder de un dia ngunibedchimede ofrom School che the reign of Henry the Eighth. His age of sixteen, was entered upon the forefainers bad been feated at Kunt- foundation at Queen's college. He poi mire hall, in Weimoland, froin the determined to apply himself to divinity, time of King John, in whose reign this made the Scriptures his cher tudy, estare had locen given by a baron of and let himreif with great induftry upon Kerdal to Richard Gilpin as a reward gaining a thorough knowledge of the for services thought very considerable. Greek and Hebrew languages. He was From this gentleman the estate of Kent very lovn taken notice of, and looked mire dcfcended to the father of Bir- upon as a young man of good parts and narxi, Edwio Gilpin, who had several considerable learning; he was also ad. childien, of which Bernard was one of mired and beloved for a remarkable the youngest; an unbappy circumitance sweetne's in his disposition, and unaf. in chat age, which, giving little eo. fected Gncerity of inanners. He took couragement to the liberal arıs, and the degite of Mafter of Arts at the leis is cominerce, refrained the genius usual re, and, about the lame cime, and indusiry of younger brothers. No was elected Furiou; tooo alter which, way, indeed, was commonly open to he rernoved to Christchurch upon a their fortunes but the church or the * Cardinal Woitey laid the foundation of camp. The inconvenience, however, Christ-church college on the site of the priory was less to Mr. Gilpia than to others; of St. Frideswide ; but his disg. ace and death for, that way was open to which his hindered Juin froin coripleting it. GENT. MAG. December, 1793.
proposal made him by Cardioal. Wol. Some time after this, Mr. Gilpia fey's agents, who defigned shat his weat abroad; and, while he was purcollege Haould be the means of the re fuing his Audies at Louvain, he and all storation of learning in England. lato .the Proteftants in thofe parts were sudwhatever part of Popery Gilpin exa- denly alarmed with melancholy news mined, he found great abuies; the true from England-King Edward's death, fimplicity and spirit of Chrißianity perc the Lady Jane's fall, and Queen Mary's gone, totally lost in mere human in aceeffion. ventions. But, what he first began to Ennumerable were the difficulties object to in the Popish creed, and was this good man encountered in-thofe most disgusted an, were indulgences, troublesome times; but, his arm rela prayers before images, and disallosing lution was doing what good he could, the public use of the Scriptures, Howe and setting himself in earned to reprove ever, Mr. Gilpin took cautious iteps vice publicly and privately, to encoubefore he declared himself a Proteftant. rage virtue, and to explain the nature He continued at Oxford till the 35th of true religion. Wherever he came, year of his age, ftudioufly reading di. he used to visit all the jails and places vinity; he hitherto reje&ted the solici. of confinement; few in the kingdom tations of his friends to leave the uni. having at that time any appointed miversity, saying, he was not yet enough piser. And, by his labours, and af. infructed in religion himself to be a fe&tionate manner of behaving, he is teacher of it to others. About this time said to have reformed many very abanhe succeeded (at the earneft request of doned persons in those places. He would his friends) to the vicarage of Norton, employ his interest likewise for such in the diocese of Durham. His pre. criminals whose cases he thought acSentation bears date, November, 1552. teirded with any hard circumstances;
Before he resided on his vicarage he and often procured pardon for them. was appointed to preach before the
king " To Thew the esteem in which he was at Greenwich. The reigning vice of held by everyone:"-By the careleliness that age, it feems, was avarice; or, of his servant, his hories were one day more properly, rapine. At Court every folen. The news was quickly props thing was venal. In the room of law gated, and every one expressed che and justice, gross bribery and wrong higheit indignation at the fact. The were common; in trade, grievous ex thich was rejoicing over his prize, when, tortions and frauds. Accordingly, the by the report of the country, he found avarice of the times was the fubjcer of whole borses he had taken, Terrified Mr. Gilpin's discourse, refolving, with at what be bad done, he inftanıly came an honest freedom, to censure corrup- trembling back, confessed the fact, setion in whatever rank of men be ob- turned the horfes, and declared he beterved it. He firit addressed the c'ergy lieved the devil would have seized him on their being eithex pluralists or non- direarly had he carried them off knowresidents. He then turned to the Court. ing them to have been Mr. Gilpin's. The king being ablent" It grieved The charity of Mr. G'ipin was uohim," he said, "to see those absent, bounded. The value of his living was who, for example's fake, ought parti. about four hundred pounds a year; cularly to have been prefent." He then which, however considerable an income recommends every paftor to hold but at that time, was yet in appearance very one benefice, and, as far as pollible, unproportionate to the generous things every one to do his dury. He then ele- he did. He never let tip an opportugantly addreffes himself to the magif- nity of doing good. Strangers and tra. crates and gentry. They all, he said, vellers found a cheerful reception al his received their honours, their powers, house. All were welcome that came; and their authority, from God, who and even their beasts had fo much care expected they would make a proper use taken of them, that it was humouroully of fuch gifts, and would certainly call faid, "if a horle was turned Joose in them to an account for the abuse of them. any part of the country, it would inime
Having thus freely addreffed his au- diately make its way to the sector of dience, he concluded his fermon with Houghton's." an hearty exhortation; "that all would The load of calumny, jogratitude, consider those things, and such as found and ill-ulage, with which he undeferthemselves faulty would amend their vedly met, may juftly be fupposed heavy lives.".
upon him, already finking under a
weight of years'; yet, he bore it with ter of curiosity, the following lif is at uncommon fortitude, strengthening your service. You may depend on himself with fuch confolations as a good its authenticity; a circumstance avhich Chriftian hath in reserve for such extre. ought always to be examined in informirjes.
mation of this kind; since, either for About the beginning of February, want of frequene inquiries about the 1583; he found himself so very weak, fame word, or through the difonourthat he was sensible his end muft be able fi&tion of little wits, there is reason drawing near. He told his friends his to suppose that many errors have been apprehenfions, and spoke of his death admitted into vocabularies of this kind. with that happy composure which al- Aunt. It is common in Cornwall to call ali ways attends tive conclusion of a good elderly parcurs Aunt or Uncle, prefixed to life. He was foon after confined to his their names. The fame custom is said to chamber. His senses contioued perfect prevail in the inland of Nantucket, in to the last. A few days before his death
North America.--In ferae parts of Enghe ordered himself to be raised in his
land Gammer and Guffer are Iaid to be usert
in the same manner. bed, and his friends, acquaintance, and dependents, to be called in. He firft
ANUNT. Oppante do. Gloucestershire. Gr.
kracyl fent for the poor; and, beckoning them A Cuotis. A foboolmusici's ferula. North to his bedside, told them, he found he
of Cornwall, was going out of the world; he'ho
CLOME. Earrben ware; anil a clome shop; ped they would be his witnesses at the
and a clumen oven, and the like. General great day that he had endeavoured to
through Devonshire. do his duty among them; and he pray. CAWCH. A nalty place. Naflinefo. Devoned God to remember them after he was Thire. In other places called a mesi. gone. He would not have them weep A Do: «Y, or A Dicky. An ass. Ellex and for him : if ever he had told them any
Surduk.-The colliers of Kingswood coll thing good, he would have them res
the fame animal a Neddy-efs, but more member that in his ftead. Above all
11 imally a Nonly. things, he exhorted them to fear God, D#y. Thirdly, Somerset.—So in Latin: and keep his commandments; relling CALLFD HOME. Asked in charcb by banns ;
Siceus, inunis, fperne cibum vi'em. Hor. them, if they would do this they never
and thus, eis her first, second, or third time. could be left comfortless.
King's Sedgemoor. He next ordered his scholars to be To Don, and To Dore. To put on, called in. To them likewise he made
of the closallis. at thort speecha, reminding them that Dull. Huid of bearing. Somerset. this was their time, if they had any de. An Errish. djlubble-field. Devon. fire to qualify themselves for being of A FESCUE, pronounced also Vefter. A pin, use to the world; that learning was er point, with which to teach children to read. well worth their attention, but virtue
Cornwall. Probably a corruption of was much more so.
Perfeocue; Verse being vulgarly pronounced He next exhorted his fervants; and
all through the West, Vefs. then sent for several persons who had
A Govt. An under ground drain of a house
er frcet. Cainden mentious this word as pot heretofore profited by his advice
peculiar to Bristol in his (Queen Elizaaccording to his wifhes, and upon wliom
Goutes and gutteres occur he imagined his dying words might
in cuo deed!s (dated 1472 and 1478) in lave a better effect. His speech began tire collection of deeds belonging to the to falter before he finished his exhorta
library of Brilol. It is still the quly word tions. The remaining hours of his life used in that city, he spent in prayer and broken conver: To GORGEY. To fake. Looree, low our fations with fonte select friends, men. chimney do gorgey wish the wind. King's tioning oftea the confolations of Chris Selgemoor.The vriginal is, probably, to tianity; declaring they were the only gorge; it being common in Somerset to true ones; that nothing else could bring
add a y to numberless words, such as to à maa peace at the last.
droppy, &c. - He died Marcha 4, 1583, in the 66!h
A GOOD-DAY. A bolidary. Staffordfhire,
W.P. year of his age.
A Pair of JŁMMIES. Hinges. Minchead.
Lary. Empty. Devon, Mr. URBAN,
A LYNCHER. A border of grafs, left to divide Sa knowledge of local expreilion's
property in a ploughed cummou-field.
Sedgemoor. may“ frequeatly be of fervice in The LEACH-ROAD. The parb hy which a fuentical inquiries, and is at least a mace neral is carried to church. Somerset and
· Nov. 30.
Devon. . It often deviates from the high 1 - tbs door-Hc bas zot tined his eyes ta fap road and even from any path now ya ule ; three abree mights. in whici cate the country people will A TUTȚy. Pronounced also, in other places, bicak down the hedges, rather than pals a Titly. x 34). Some lei. by an unbalk wel wly.
Twily. Relis. Somerset.-— Perhaps 2 corTO LUMPER. Ta flumbis, as a horse. Scdge. ruption of Trily.
Tutt-wokk. Jobb-quork, as distinguished To Moorr. I play truant, to fiay from from work hy che day. Somerfer and Debic! Bristol.
von; and in the Cornith and Dei byihire Mazil. De anged in mind. Cornwall. mincs.- Probably derived from the French
Muzed Bet Paskir, a woman well known in Padstow fome 30 years finoe.--Per- UNKID, or UNCUT. Dull, melaneboly. So. başs fome of your correspondents may merset. hive made the same observation as my VITTY. Neat, decent, fuitable. Cornwall.felf, that there were a furprizing number Perhaps a corruption of Fit, or Fetive. of persons of that description along the TO VANG. To give, reacb, band. Dovog. North coat of Devon and Cornwall.
As, Vang me ike breid. MOILED. Troubled, fatigued. Sedgenwoor. VORTHY. Forward, afuming Somerset and NAN? A vulgar expression in the West of Dorsei.-The original is, perhaps, futby,
England, particularly in Gloucesteribire, derived from the adverb fortb. which means tuba: do you say? Ha, or Wisht. Dull, gloomy. Cornwall. Ilai, is commonly used for the same. In Some of your correspondents will the ocighbourhood of Sedgenwoor, say, perhaps be able to inform you, ihat the ma'am--fony, for, is very common.
ure of most of these words is more ex. NES. Sufi, tender. It is applied to the
tensive than is here fet down. What is heakh, and means delicate. Somerset.
now sene is from the actual observativa A PEEL. A pillow. Sumerset and Devon. PILLUM. Dirt. Deyon.
of one who is no great traveller. - S. A PACKSEY. A fairy. Somerset, Devon, and
Coruwall. - Pickley-bed, bewildered, led BUXTON ATTIC ENTERTAINMENTS. afray, particularly in the night, by a Jack. N an enlightened age, when the po. a-lenter, which is believed to be the
lite arts are cultivared, and learning work of the Pickfies. A PLOUGH. A waggon, or cart, or plought in the higher sanks of life, evcry fiy
and the belles lettres the conspicuous togetber with the team woich uraws ji, is calied by no other name in several parts thould be looked upon with admiration,
to promote their study and culture of Sonjerlethire. TO DRIVE THE PRAY. To drive the cattle and eleemed a national benefit. Some
from the mcor. Sedgemoor ---French, près, of the first characters in the British Se. a morelow.
nate are also the first in the Repubhck RETCHUP, fo pronounced, though the ori- of Letters. The pobility have patro.
ginal is probably Rightthip. Tratb. So- nized, and deigned themielves to grace ines relihie. As, There is no retchup in a riting and improving itage. But, that child.
though wrising and public speaking age A KAIL. 4 reely a country wake. Devon.
thus encouraged, little has been done A SLICI's fire-fkovit. Bristol.
towards the practice and improvement STIVE. Duut. Pembrokeshire.--Duft is there
in trading. The names of Sheridan only used to signify frwuduji. TO SAR. To car. Sevgencur. - As, Ta fiir and Henderson, nuk, alas! no longer
to be heard of, some few years back Jovcu fillir.is -week. i he same wire is allo wted as a corruption of serve; as, TO
drew crowds to attend their readus; far the pigs.
an entertainment which would have to. A SCUTE. A reward Nort'i of Devon. noured the elt gane and penned age of To - LOITER. To jbp, lo meji, to dire. Deven. Athenian learviog. From that time ta SIURE. D)inji. Dev...
this L+ Texier's French readings lave TOSIOCK. To pilier, or give privately.; and been the culy entertainment of the
a Slockfter.fi filferer, Devon and Sunierler. kind given for the grarication of the To fur ai. Ali over Devon, Ti for S in the third person fulgular of velty and merit of the idea, thurefore,
more refietà uodced audings. The no. vcrbs. Devon. -As, lirinto he livih in joduces us 10 nutige taole which hase Hurracomb-1fben koe mumpih, all fraketh,
taken place this sealon at Buxton. Tm. Neal, decent. Wer vi englannu.
Mr. Newcoinc, formerly matter of To TIN. To light, &c. As, Line be candle Hackney fchovi, a gentlcinian well
Someriet. Pronounced, in Devont, Tin. TO TINE is likewise used in the neighbure known for his refined judgemeas, in loud of Sedgemoor fur ie fout. As, Tine Bending and fpeaking, frequeocie