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(Embellished with Views of the Remains of King Joun's Palace at OLD FORD; the

Maison Dieu at ARUNDEL; the North FORELAND LIGHT HOUSE ; and CRICKAETH CASTLE ; a remarkable Monumental Figure from NorTHAMPTONSHIRE ; &c. &c. Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 1790, the Hullars were all dira AT

T Old Ford, near Bow, were, mounted; at 7 o'clock, Christmas-day,

1764, two gateways, both of brick, in the morning, the assault began. The said to be part of King John's palace. Rullians, under a shower of grape shot, The first has a pointed arch, and no rushed over the glacis, filled the first room over it ; the other, à round aich, ditch, but were driven back with great and over it a room with a window of loss. Animated by the presence of their three days in each front, and a tower commander in chief, they returned to projecting into the yard, behind which the charge with an ardour and deterseems to have been a porter's lodge, and mination to conquer or die, which rehas a fire-place and the ruined Hoor of fected the highest honour on them. an upper room separated from it on the The forit para pet was carried; here the outside by a fafcia of barlements. The conflict was dreadful for some hours; arches of the gatew.y spring from an but, fresh troops arriving, the Turks gels holding defaced Shields in the cen gave way, and retired to the second and tre, and from grotesque figures at the third parapets; and, after as obiti. four corners. The whole was very much nate and bloody a contest as perhaps was cracked. The ground within was ever fought in the annals of history, the occupied by buildings belonging to a Rutlians carried all the works, and callico-printer, in whole kitchen ad about one o'clock in the morning entered joining were said to be King John's the body of the place. The undistinarms. A butcher in the neighbourhood guished carnage which then began was found, about five years before, thrown io a degree dreadful; the heavy firing, out of a drain, a Glver Ipoon, with the the darkness of the night, the shrieks of bowl round, and arms ftamped in the women and children, the heaps of che middle, which he fold for as 64. D.H, dead, the dying and the wounded, al[*** See a view of it, 1793, P. I. EDIT.] moil impeded the paslage of the victors;

thoutands of the Turks, grown furious Mr. URBAN, Plymouib, Dec. 16. with disappointment, rushed to certain The stoomy politicians of the pre. destruction on the points of the Rullian

feni hour having frequently af. bayuners, or were drowned in the Dafirmed that this is the most bloody war nube. Till day-break nothing could be that ever was waged in the known done to prevene the piunder of the place, world, and that there never sveie su miny and the consequent outrages of a lawle's lives loft in the various battles fought soldiery, rendered more brutal by an this summer in any former war; Iobilinare resistance. When the fun role, could not help furning over fome letters the appearance of Ismailow was in the from a ncar relation of mine, hiih in higher degree focking; but, not to the Russian service, in one of which I take up too much of your time, Prince find a particular account of the ltorming Potemkin and his officers did every of Ilmailaw on the 25:h of D.c. 1790, ch'ng to prevent farther carnage. My and there the carnage of 24 hours was relacion, Col. Cobley, with his party, equal almost to the loflis of a whole faved ine haram of the guvernor, concampaign. The foilowing extract from filling of 300 Circallian women, who one of his letters wil lerve tv thew the would have thrown themseives into the jovincible obitnacy and couragedisplay. river, if the haram had been polluted. ed on both sides. Col. Cubicy, the name As a proof of the bloodinels of the of my reration, for his gailantry in the form, on the returns it appeared that preceding campaigns, was distinguished 13,000 Rulluns seit in the allauit, and by Prince Potemkin (inich other British 24.000 Turks, exclusive of those which officer), and proputed from a company were drowned. (Se: LXI. 83. 112.) 10 the command of ihe regiment of Hut Co. Cobiey's regiment ai the come fars and Bog. Hc 1ays, on the 24in of mencement of the liorm was 975 effic

GENT. MAG. Supplement, 1793


tive men; and, after the returns were de room, and called " The Charitable livered in, it appeared that his regiment Loan Office;" the upper apartments had loft 2 majors, 14 caprains and fub- were let, as was the large room, to ocalterns, and too private men, and the casional exhibitions, or any purpose that co onel badly wounded. A harder-fought did not interfere with the hours whea battle, perhaps, does not exist in his. the gentlemen met; by these means ebe tory; both Turks and Russians seemed houle added to the fund. The musical fo determined to conquer or dic. gentlemen performed at several con

Since the conclusion of the war, the ceris for the benefit of the charity; and Empress has honoured Colonel Cobley the clergy preached in favour of it, and with the ribbon of St. George, and made collections at church. These, to promoted him to the command of a re the best of my recollection, are some of giment of grenadiers on the establithe the principal means used to promote ment, called NIEUFOLSKY POTACHI; this excellent charity. The utility of with whom he is, and quartered at such an institution in every large town Cherson in the Crimea, where his brother must be obvious to every reflecting Admiral Mordwinoff is Governor, and mind : it would, among many other Commillioner of the Admiralıy there, advantages, by powerfully inciting to and in the Crimea. As the war we are industry, prevent much of that spirit of engaged in is a war of Religion, Mora- discontent, now so frequently indulged fity, and Virtue, againit Atheists, Re. by hopeless poverty. publicans, Murderers, and villains of

It may not be unnecessary to add, all descriptions, I hope our gloomy that the managers chose every year a democrats at home will leave off their committee, and a treasurer, who met prelended l umane croakings for the loss once a week to receive payments, &c. of lives, which in warfare must happen, Once a year they poblished a regular and join wth every British leart in ftatement of contributions, of expences, withing health and happiness to our so of perfons relieved, &c. This fiale. vereign and his amiable family, and ment was sent to all respetable families, succeis to his arms by sea and land. and new subscriptions amply defrayed Yours, &c. ANT. SECUNDUS. expences, and increased ihe fund; I

think they were foon enabled to place Mr. EDITOR,

some money at interest. A clerk was 11 T may be fome encouragement to Mr. paid for calling on the dilatory, &c. but

Urban's correipondent, the Rev. I need not add that the treasurer, comH A. M. and may, perhaps, serve his mitree, &c. gave their time; and long benevolent view of attifting the indus

will their benevolent exertions be gratewvious poor, by lending Imall fums, in- fully remembered by the poor ; while sorell.free, to be inforned that such a their own hearts are chcaied by the laudable charity was actually com•, consciousness of having saved many dilo menced about twenty-eight years since, trefled families from despair. and, I believe, ftill continues, at Wa If you think thefe hicts can be fer. terford, in Ireland. I have known it viceable, I shall be happy in hav og productive of the happiest effects in a communicated them; but I am probably country where the poor, certainly, are too late for your next publication, as i not so industrious as in this kingdom; only saw H. A. M's letter last night. probably, as they are not equally en I take the liberty, fir, of incloling one couraged. --- yet, in general, they were guinea, to be sent to H. A. M. when. very regular in their re-payments of ever (through Mr. Urban's useful Ma. one stilling a week, or more, according gazine) he ihall inform the publick that to the tum lent. Each person applying his beneficeno plan is adopred. M. E. for relief was to be recommended by two perfons of credit, who were securio PAINTED GLASS ÅT ST. MARY'S rics for the fum : according to circum

HALL, COVENTRY. stances, the gentlemen, who managed Concluded from p. 1105.) the fund, allowed time, but, in failure ANY of the paintings were reof paymeni, after every indulgence, the moved on account of the repairs fecurities made good the deficiency. The when R. G. visited the hall. There are fund, at first, was very finall; but it halt-lengths of Elizabeth, James 1. foon trabied them to hire a house; the Charles I. and Sir Thomas Wlute, Nor. lower part was coaverted into a large ton, Jellun, and Matiey, who werc greas


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berctactors to the city. Whole-lengths ing the cross. Dugdale savs, ie was of Charles II. and James II. by Sir Pe begun in the 33d of Henry VIII. ; but ter Lely, in the habit of the Garter; a copy of the indenture with the build. William and Mary (copies) in their co ers, printed in Hearne's Liber Niger ronation robes ; originals of Anne, Scaccarii, fixes ir to his 34th year. Much George I. George II. and Caroline, in is it to be regretted that this ornament of their coronation robes; and a capital the city hould have been suffered to depainting of his present Majesty, by Law- cay so much, as to afford a pretext in the sance, in the habit of the Garter; the year 1771 for its entire demolition. In frame fuperb, and the whole picture 1629, the corporation expended 3231. worthy the donor, Lord Eardley, one of 48. 60, considerably more than the orithe present members for the city. ginal cost, in repairing, painting, and

The kitchen and some other offices are gilding it; and, in 1667, they again on the ground-Avor, not under-ground. repaired and beautified is. I wish their In R. G's account there is evidently an fucceflors had inherited a portion of the omillion either by him or the printer: same spirit. The itatue of Henry VI. his description reads, " at each extremity was preserved out of the general wreck, of a large arch, over the coppers, an

and is now in a garden at Coventry very angel hoiding this shield,” without any little injured. It is not only the West farther account of the thield, which con front of the tower of St. Michael's church tains a mark or monogram. probably that is dangerously cracked; the South the builder's ; the letters I. B. are quite fide is nearly as bad, and the North condiliinct. I send you a sketch of one of fiderably injured. The mode of repairthem, hoping some of your intelligent ing is by internal frames and external readers may decypher it. (Pl. ll. fig. 1.) bands, of iron entirely, at certain dire

A "room at the lower end of the hall, tances up the tower, the ends of which where the business of the corporation is are secured by very powerful screws; done,” is not cailed St. Mary's parlour, the decayed and fractured itones taken but the council-house; neither is there a out and re-placed with new ones. painting of Godiva in it; that painting The intended frame of river-work, is now, and always used to be, hung in mentioned by R. G, is meant to support the hall.

the bells, so that they may nor rest upon Oppofite is another room, called the the tower, and has no fariner concern in old council-house, which it appears securing it. How far lowering the bells R. G. did not see, It is worth his ob may affect their found remains to be servation; some carved figures on the proved; but I should think there can be oak roof are very well executed; the but one opinion as to the necessity of the walls are covered with painted cloth, mealure, when, according to Mr. Wyput up about the time of Elizabeth, but att's judgement, the preservation of the is now haftening very fast to decay. Ad tower depends upon it. Here, Mr. Ur.. joining is the trea!ury, where the wri- ban, sutter me to lament that the subcings belonging to the corporation are scription, opened fur carrying on these deposited.

necefiary and expensive repairs, has not The cellars on lease are under the hall, hitherto been honoured with the names not "under the great arch to the court;" of lome of the numerous and respectable over which arch, and the Mercers cha- Antiquaries which the present day has pel adjoining (now used as a warehouse, to boast of, and who, I am very sure, with how much propriety let the prelent would deeply regret the loss of this exmembers of that anuent company deter- quifite Structure. As a moderate exmine), is the mayorelles parlour, or ra. pence they have now an opportunity of ther, as it is newly named, the new indulging a favourite propenitv, and council-house, conmunicating with the will have the sati-taction of refeeling bail, now occupied by the glazier who is that they have alilted in preserving this

patching up” the North window. A. nuble pile for the admiration of succeed. bout seven years fince, this room under. ing Antiquaries. Our pretent Diocesan, went a complete repair; at which time I am sorry to lay, has not yet added his the builder, with great tafle, introduced name to the litt of subscribers, though a Venerian window, so discordant with he is one of the committee appointed for the adjoining beautiful Gothic windows, conducting the busines; che very liberal I wonder it escaped the notice and cen- sublcriprion raised for repairing and sure of your correspondent. R. G. is beautifying Lichheld cathedral will, I under a mistake as to the time of erecto trust, induce him to be equally liberal in


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