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audiencium acceprior effe consuevit, mere domeftic meal; it doubtless was quanto cos in cocoinnos & verba risum intended to do honour to a stranger; moventia, amplius concitaverit.” Jocelin and gratitude compe's me lo confess my wrote about 1180. The abhorrence in obligations, not only to the gentleman which actors' have ever been held by who thewed me this mark of respect, the Popish and Prefbyterian clergy but to several others also, for their ho. (this is not the only inftance in which spitalities, attentions, and useful inforPeter and Jack have mer) seems to marion. diave originated in this enmity between My friends at length re'urned to me t're minarels and mooks. I have quo from their expedition through Caiih red this partage the rather becaule it ners io the contains an earlier picture of this race Nigra littora Thules, STATIUS; of men, and of the eftcem in which or, in vulgar language, Johnny Groats's thev were held, than any, except one, house ; which, in spite of fatigues, and of Dr. Percy's.

ill accommodations, unequalled, I ap

prehend, by any we experienced in com. Two MONTHS TOUR IN SCOTLAND. pany, their persevering spirits, vivacity,

(Concluded from p. 513.) and good-humour, had made as amuT

HOUGH the month of July was fing to them as their narratives rendered

now concluded, and though the it afterwards agreeable to me. But ratives of Inverness were inclined to with this extremity of our illand having compliment the seafon on account of its rade no experimental or personal acgenial warmur, I found my apartment quaintance, it will readily be allowed chill and comforriels without it fire al me, doubtless, not to pretend to debreakfait-riine and supper, Peat is the Scribe it ufual, and, I believe, almost the only, Leaving Inverness, where our horses fuel to be met with here, gaining ad- had enjoyed a most refreshing reß (my milion even into the drawing rooms friends having perforaved their journey and drelling-rouins of fainil es of the abovementioned on others huired for the first rank and taihion in there neigh- purpose, of lets weight, hardier, and, bourhoods : it is, however, of a prerey berides, accustomed to the rough ways good sore, and, after a little use, of no and frequent quagmires of Crichness), very oftentive smell. But whatever, in we turned our faces Westward, and, point of warmıh, may be wanring to after skirting along the Nels for about che lommer in this climate, is abun. fix miles, reached the North-east extre• daniy inade up to it in daylight, there miry of the loch, whence that river being licerally no policive night during draws both its waters and its name.. te forenighi, nearly, that I refided It hus aiready been recoin mended to here, nor were the twilights at any travellers through countries such as this rrine so obscure but that I could easily to stop occasionally, and turn their eyes Have read any conimon print; and yei, towards the quarter whence they came, it leens, the height of the luminous the scenery varying at almost every fealon had been pait about a fortnight step, and the mountains perpetually before our conuing.

to ming themselves into lieth arrangeOf 'the inhabitants of Inverness the

ments; some, as it were, withdrawing, impresion rentaining on niy mind is, others piciling forward, and all exhi. thine they were a lentible, civilized, and biting themļelves in new and unexpected Sober people; decent in their drets, dir. poinis of view. The advantages of this creer in their conversation, and, though retrospective practice were very amu. commendably frugal, by no means ine- lingly experienced by us in our prétent legani, in their inode of entertainment. ride, and will, it is hoped, be adınitted Their breakfast, indeed, 'as is the cale, in excule fur this repetition. I believe, through ail the North of Our road ran along the margin of Score'and, was rather 100 cost y, abun. Loch Nels, through a continued grove dant, and lubftantial, confifting of con- of beech-trees; fometimes pursuing the Serves of various kinds, eggs, dried fish, level, and attaching idelt closely to the hiin, hung berf, and, togerher wish the woter's edge; fonetimes turning off, rea and coffee, the dangerous addition and climbing high above it; whilft, as of distil en waters. It will readily be a chain of mountains rose precipitately Coured that I describe a biraktait to on our left, exrluding every prospect which I was invited, and, as readily, bur what themelves afforded, towards that it exceeded the preparation of a the right the eye was lee luule to range

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בשנת and-עשרים ושש שנה לאסא Welth or Iritis forces which our first

over the whole surface of the loch, or who deceased, he thinks, immediately to repole upon its farther shore, not less after Benhadad had defeated his intenmountainous, though of far inferior tions of re-building Ramah. Other beauty.

Jewith and eminent modern writers take Having advanced about eight miles, the 36th year of Afa for the 36th year or one-third part of the whole length of of tbe kingdom of Yudab; which the Loch-Neis, on a rocky point, project. Bihop adopts on i Kings xvi. 8; to ing forward, and forming one side of a both which parts of his Commentary I fort of bay, the ruins of Caile Urque reser at large.

P.P. hart cominand regard. This castle was built by the family of Comyns: one of

Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 10.

N hom. lord of Badenocho pue in his I answer to X. Y., who seeks to coma claim to the of

ciliare 2 xvi. 1, it is disputed fucceffion betwixt Baliol and said that Baafha, King of Israel, came Biuce, on the one hand, and Lord Harn up against Judah, dic. in the fix-andtings on the other. It is laid originally twentieth year of Ara, Conju to have boasted leven towers, of which XOX 10707 ww1—with i Kings one only semains, to frown in solitary XVI. 8–13; whence we learn that Elab, fiate, and augment the gloomy gran- the son of Bialha, succeeded to the deur of the liene. Of the relt it was thione on the dea:h of his father, in the probably dilimantled ciiber by those

twenty-sixth year of Ara, Edward caused to pass over into these inue the house of Baalha was cut off North-leftern parts of Scotland, about che close of the thirteenth century, to

within two years after. I reply, that

the number in Chronicles is undoubtavenge the resistance of Biliol 10 that isk some and paramount authority over

edly corrup:ed, as appears from the

whole detil of the history in Kings. all the affairs of that kingdoin, for the

For Div 20, 30, I would therefore etiablishment of which he had, with as

I have been look. much arrifice as apparent candour, in read Dinny, 20. terfered in adjudging the descent of the ing into the various readings collected Scottish crown.

by Dr. Kennicott, &c. into the ancient The country above and behind Cattle versions, but meet with nothing to lupa Urquhart, extending to the Ocean, and port this emendation.

On turning, fkiried by the Hebrides or Western however, to the Excerpla from Grou ifles, is said to be rude and romantic tius's Annotations, publithed in Wal. to an extreme degree. As Loch-Nefs ton's Polyglott, tom. VI. I found that is never known to freeze, so we were

the alteration I propose has been sugcold of a water, called Lochanwyn, gelted long ago: “ Alii,” lays he, "le. somewhere in that region, which never gendum putant vicefimo. tnaws.

POLYPRAGMON. (To be continued.)

Yours, &c. Mr. URBAN,

Mr. URBAN,

July 25. LITTLE 5 Dr. Priekley's friends, I THINK You correspondence A B.

, think

(p. 518) will find felves bound to acquaint the publick information in an anonymous “ Biowith their plans, their own reputation graphical History of Sir William Black. is concerned in acknowledging or con

ftone, late one of the Juftices of both tradicting the receipt of a letter to him Beuches,” publifhed in 1782 ; and rea from Mr. John Adams, in America, viewed in your vol. LII. p. 589.

" When Sir Thomas More was lord chanwho tells him and them some whoie. some truths; as liated in several of the cellor, he did use, at mals, to fit in the

chancel, and his lady in a pew; and, because public prints.

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the pew Itood out of sight, his gentleman

ulher ever after service came to the lady's Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 8.

pew, and said, “ Madam, my lord is gone:" find some solution to his query in from him, the next time they went in Bp. Patrick's Commentary on 2 Chron, church Sir Thomas More himself came to xvi. '; where he fays, Jofephus, vii. my lady's pew, and said, “Madam, my 6, supposed it a mistake of the transcri• lord is gone." Lord Bacon's Apophthegms, ber, who put 361h fur 26th; which was

No. $9. the last year of the reign of Baalhs, The above is the whole passage in

Aug: 7.

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Lord Bacon's Works wished for by your and the fourth, now living at a very correspondent W. & D. p. 327 advanced age, is Mrs. Thackeray, of Yours, &c.

N. R. Harrow, widow of, Dr. Thackeray,

fome rime master of the school, Mr. URBAN,

July 26. Your fair Tourifi, p: 593, of course HE curious copper seal (vol LXII. has not read Horace. The word incare

p. 115, plate II. No. 5) found in tibus, at any rate, is not Latin. The in. the middle of a barrel of pitch, seems at scription probably runs, first fight to represent to us the effigies, Hic licet et libris fomnoque et inertibus horis as being crowned, of the blessed Virgin; Ducere folicitæ jucında oblivia vitæ. but that may be justly doubted, though the Virgin is often styled regina cæli.

Yours, &c.

E. E. A. We are not told, p. 115, whence the

Mr. URBAN, pitch came; but I conjecture it may,

July 20. nevertheless, be the portrait of that T is remarked, by a very refined wri. very eminent, and almost universal, ter of antiquity, that we generally fain', in these Northern parts, St. hate the man whom we are conscious of Bridgel or Sl. Bride, who, as the legend having injured. This sentiment cor fays, “ bowing down her head to kiss veys no very favourable idea of human the dry wood at the foot of the altar, it nature : nor is the truth of it so obvious jnumediately grew green in token of her as to command our iminediate affent. purity *." Does not all this feem to He, who is fenfible of bis having used be implied by the crois in her right- another ill, would be ready, one inould hand, and the flower in her left? If so, imagine, to make reparation for the afo A B. in the area may depote Abbatisa front by every proper concellion. To Bridgetta, as fhe was so conspicuous an do away an unintentional injury, we abbels. As for the inscription round have recourse to concilizory measures. the feal, I confess I cannot read ii, and Instead of thewing marks of refenement 1h all be obliged to any gentleman that againit an injured friend, we rather en. will decipher it, and to inform us what deavour, it thould seem, to re-inftate convent it belonged to. The first words ourselves in his favour by an ingenuous appear to be Sigillum Abaticum de; but acknowledgement of our lifence, I can go no farther.

But, if the trespass be great, if the Your correspondent J M. (vol.LXII. breach we have made be too wide to p. 125.) conje&tures there might have be inmediately cluled, or, as soon as heen a religious bouse at Pinobbeck, in healed, forgotten; interrupted friendLincoln Ihire; but you may depend upon thip will seldom be renewed to our muit there never was any fuch there. 'He qual fatisfa&tion : these are inluperable does not tell us whether the mantle. bars to it. Whatever may be pretended piece there spoken of be wood or lone; to the contrary, lelf is the spring of all but, if the latter, one would supposé our actions; it imperceptibly noves the the inscription to have been brought most dihoterelied minds. from ellewhere, as gift icy is the com- Now, if we are conscious of having mon language of grave-stones. Query, injured a man, we reproach ourselves therefoie, if it were not taken (luppo. for what we have done in proportion to fing it to be stone) from the church värd our sente of the injury. This self-reof Pincbbeck, or of one of the neigh- proach renders us diftisfied with our. bouring parillacs.

L.E. selves. We see our condu&t in a light

which we vainly endeavour to avoid. Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 6.

Our peace of mind is consequently dir.

In the mean time, we are THE *HE conjecture in your note, p. 676, turbed. is right.

Mrs. Bolcawen was a haunted by the image of the person og Mifs Woodward. There were four whose account we experience fo dila. daughters; one married the Rev. James greeable a conflict. We look on him Dalion, some time rector of Stanmore, with disgust, as the cause of all we fufe Middlesex, and is dead; another (who fer; and we cannot forgive him the un. is also dead) married Mr. Gardner, fa. calmets he occations: we hate the au. ther to the present bookseller in the thor of our self.degradation. While Stand; a third was Mrs. Bolcawen; we attempt to fly from the humiliating

picture, ive see him impeding our clcape, * British Piety, 1 Febr. Devotions of and presenting it to our view in a more the Church of Rome, p. 30.

extensive canvals. We conceive, there.

fore, fore, an antipathy against him; and, in. we carnot approach without being lowItead of cultivating, his acquaintance, ered in our own opinion, and even preMun his companv, in order on prenent fer an open breach, introductory co horo the repetition of feelings that interrupc tilties, to the mortifying alternative of our self.complacency. This is the na. self-humiliation. sural process of the heart, which cannot These reflexions (which are merely be refified withour great resolution. an expansion of a pisage in Tacitus)

11 our corduét become generaly are certainly founded : I could produce known, we have a double cause for diri more thin one example to confirm them. liking the aggrieved or injured person, And they may not be unuseful if they who not only imposes on us the hard fuggelt to us these important truths-task of condemning ourselves, but leads that we should guard with all diligence the world to pass lentence upon us allo. the avenues of our hearts, and often Accused by others, we make an effort crutinize the motives of our actions11* exculpate ourselves, or to gloss over that, though we ought not to entertain cur frailties. We cannot submit to the degrading sentiments of our nature, we censures of the world, though we often Bould beware of placing an implicic bear our own with much seeming philo- confidence in the character of benevoInphy. But this is plainly owing to Jence too unreservedly attributed to Self. Aittery. For, amidst our voluntary man-chat, without the restraints of Repunilhment, we soothe ourselves with ligion, we hall often betray a malige the ideas of ingenurulness and imparti- nint felfi Ahness, though, perhaps, unaliry. When the world, howeyer, takes conscious of the discovery-and that, in pari against us, we initanuly become short, we that never act on consistent our ova advocates; though what we principles, till we have turned our buundertake to defend will hardly admit man pallions into the channel of Ctrisof the flightest exienuncios.

tian bariry.

P. We have been looking on the injured chara&ter with a jealous and fulpicious Mr. URDAN,

July 10. eye. Withing to exonerate ourselves, we

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N consequence of reading, p. 530, find it can only be done by thifting the lume judicious advice from Dr. burthen from our own shoulders to the Hawes to the proprietors of Canals, &c. of our enemv; for, from the moment of I am induced to submit to your confi. the world's interference, we deem him deration an observation or two on the such. We sepiesent him, therefore, as same subject, notwithftanding, I am having provoked us to the aitack, and conscious, that fo truly benevolent and hoid hiin forth, perhaps, as the ag. uleful an intitution as that of the Hugreffor, or we involve the whole trans. mane Society can never want advocates action in mystery, We alpe, le his for its support, nor receive any acceflion character, in order to restore luftre to of praise or fame from any eulogies of our own; and, absorbed by the con- mine. I would with, therefore, to hint remplation of our adversary's faults, we (for it irould be the height of arrogance almoft become reconciled to ourselves. to dictate to men who are so much betIt is certainly a fact, that such unbe- ter qualified to judye), that sermons coming behaviour to a friend often ori. preached for the better support, and in ginates in jealous competition. When behalf, of this society, in the respective we see our companion more iteady than parish-churches near which the canals ourselves, in his adherence to principles must puls, would greatly promote and which we both adopted, we cannot facilitate Dr. Hawes's benevolent inbrook his fuperiority. In p.oportion tentions of providing receptacles for the as he rises, we fink in our own estima receiving of thole apparently drowned, tion. We therefore refer his conduct furnished with all the apparatus necesa to fome unworthy motive, though our fary for employing the relucitative-pro. conscience upbraid us with the mean. cels. From the libera'ity of the present nels of cherishing suspicions so evidently times, when every charity, private as false. I feldom happens, however, well as public, receives the greatest enthat, in there cales, we attend to the courage:nent; there could be no doubt dictates of our hearts. We more tre. of this meeting with its deleived succeis. quently infinuate thele univarrantable The clergy on their part, I am confuspicions to the world. The confe- vinced, would not hefirate a moment to quence of all is that our friendship is grant the ule of their churches for pura difoired. We deteft the man whom poles so very beneficial cu fociety in ge7

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neral, while proprietors of the canals, thenticity of it, whether Kirkham or and the inhabitants of the respective Skirlaw were of most confequence, or places, would feel themselves harpv in which was the greatest benefator to an opportunity of thewing, by their vos the town *, and I make no fcrippie of luntary contributions, how much ihey saying, that the inscriprion, as given by valued and eleemed an institution, D. H. Plare III. p. 25, is inaccurately which doubtless contribuies in lo great copied The doubtful word appears to 'a degree ro the preservation of the lives be the surname; now, if it were skiria, of so many of their fellow-creatures. it would begin with an S, and there is With the fincerelt withes for the success no space that would admit of the leier of this, and the many other excellent S berween che de and the K (l am 1101 charines by which this nation is peculio speaking of the infcription as it yet rea arly difinguished. I remain,

mains on the stone, which is so fair as Yours, &c.

Q. to make the place of D. H. a buriesque

upon it, as he, or any of his friends, of Mr. UREAN,

7u'y 7. they were over to travel this way, would ΤΗ HE naine of Vaux, mentioned

P. discover); the next is 1, the lower pic 517, as existing at Whiproade, of which is wanting, then is the crack co. Bedford, may, perhaps, be Thre or break in the stone, the next leiler is mas Vaux, who lately was a Major in evidently Il (wbich would not be in the the Bedford hire Militia, I think lie word Skirlaw), A is very clear, with a now scfides at Dunfiable, and is un- hrphen over it to denote the omillion of married, or, at least, has no children. M, which is well known was the usual

The late Rector of Courtea hall near method of denouingilie omillion of M Northampton was a Mr. Vaux, who re. or N even in times Bearer our Own fided there with his brothers and fillers, than 1260, but ibich was, I believe, all of which family, if I mifake not, never ulert rooienote ile onuion of V. were un married. The brothers were As for the authorities wlucu 0 11. John and George. George died befo:e makes uit of io support hisoblervais.), the Refior; but John is, I believe, now they are, excepc Leland's, en l'eiy 16living. Your correspondent, the genea. gative; and because those authors soin jogiit, p. 117,

two lifiers, he quotes (:vho were none of them live Edward the last Lord Vaux of Harrow. ing at the death of eitlier of the Bishops don. Brydges, in his Northamptonshire, in quctiion +) do not mention that Kirkmentions another filter Joice; and two bam was einbowcled at Howden, fhall brothers, William and Henry. He lays, we infer from that, that the inscription that Edward the last Lord Vaux, dying does not belong to him, when it may without lawful itsue, left his inheritance be supposed, without any great 110to Nicholas fun of Elif. his wife. To lence to rational probability, that his him Charles Knolles his fun succeeded, atiendants'would perform that office to who, in 1694, fold Harrowdon to Tho. him, elpecially as they had to convey mas Wentworth, Esq. who was in pot. his body !o to great a distance as fron feflion of it when the Hiftory of that Huiden i Durham? Now Mr. Hutch.' parish was written.

in fou's authority and Leland's are the What extin&t Peerage of Collins is very fame ; and, if Mr. H. do not bring alluded to p. 5171 -I have two or a more fubftantial testimony than this three times seen quotations from such a very iofcriprion to prove that it is over book; but have never been able to Kirkbar's bowels, will D, H. Gay, that meet with the book, or to gain any in. Leland brings any fironger proof ihan telligence of it, MATTHEW KNAPP. the fame inicription to prove that it is

over Skirlaw's IP Mr. URBAN, Howdor, Feb. 17.

Whatever

mentions

from D. H. upon the inscription

* We have a trad: ion at Howden, that which I sent you, p. 973, of your last

Bishop Skirlaw is good to bis people,

He built a new volume, be so obliging as to inteit ihe

Jetsel-ture, and biglier

the feeple: following remarks in answer to that

but I know of 110 other. gentleman.

+ Matrbew Paris died Anno 1259 ; ViitI am well aware that it is generally shew Wejiminjier died Anno 1380 ; ani s'osaid, ihat the inscription in question is bert Gravilanes about 1335. over Bishop Walter Skirlaw's bowels, I Gent, in the Appendix to his Tijlery at but, I beliere, it is nothing to the au- Ripon, Ipeaking of Howien Church, gives

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