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the warden by the appellant, with a The inclosed little ballad was given public notary, who received him with a me by an intimate acquaintance of fort of contempt; and, though he waited Shenstone, which he wrote at Broome, on him feveral times in the space pre- on his cousin Miss Dolman taking some scribed, yet he could not get a pofitive verses left upon his table: this may be or a civil answer, but insults towards one alluded to above; it certainly was himself, and harsh reflexions upon his written about that time friends. But, a day or two before the Broome is a small village on the bortime expired, the warden, and Mr. der of Stafford thire, near Hagley, (the Digby, one of the Fellows, applied to seat of Lord Lyttelton). There Mr.Shen. the archbishop against the mandate; ftone spent some of his juvenile hours who receiving them with more courtefy at his uncle Dolman's; and in this sethan from their unduciful behaviour tirement he sometimes amuled himself they could reasonably expect, and tell by writing little pieces of poetry, as ing them he would advise with his as mentioned by his friend Graves. I have feffors, and that they should hear from fent a small drawing of the Church him in a week's time, they returned to (plate III. fig. 1.), as it appeared in , Oxford in a sort of triumph, flattering 1586; it is not unlikely this may be themselves that the archbishop would the only one to be met with, though I not infist upon his mandate. But in a have heard the friends of Shenstone with little time they found themselves mif. for a view, as it is a place mentioned in taken; for, a second mandate was sent his works, and which his uncle Del. to Oxford, requiring the warden, under man, I have been informed, in ended the penalty of suspension, to admit the to have procured for him if he had taken appellant within three days after fight; orders. For a farther description of which was served upon the warden at Broome, see Gough's Camden Vol. II. his house at Cowley, near Oxford, Sa.

Yours, &c. A, 11. turday, July 1s, by the appellant, at. tended by a friend : which being thus in Broome so neat, in Broome so clean,

lo Broome all on the green; peremptorily charged upon the warden, o! there did I see as bright a lass, brought him to a better temper, and he

As bright as ever was see i. now used the young gentleman with more civility. Tho Tuesday following Her biair was of that very brown, he was admitted in the hall of the Col. That doth all browns excell; lege, after taking the usual oaths before

And there's never a hair on all her head, che Fellows and a public notary, forius

But curls delightful well. et fundatoris confanguineus; when the 01 what shall I do, the poet he said, warden, being contcious how ill him. My fate is past compare, self and the society had used him, to For the cakes all the verfes that ever I makes heal matters as well as he could, told And with them curls her hair. him he must forget what was paft; But, would she leave her curling craft, which they, it is to be feared, will, in And hic to the green-wood with me, a worse sense, be too ready to do, if rd carve my love on ev'ry bough, they are noc frequently reminded by And her name on ev'ry tree. freth claims; and it is to be hoped the She twirls her hair ere break of day,' reft of the consanguinity will take cou.

And makes so sure a chain, rage enough at every opportunity to af. That never was heart entangled there fert their right, fince Mr. Wood at so

Did ever get loose again. much expence and trouble, as a common benefactor to the founder's kin. But, would be leave her curling craft, dred, has thus generously opened the

Aad dwell in the green-wood with me; way, and judicially relicved an opprell. I'd give her abonnet as green as the grass,

And a mantle down to her knee. ed title.

Alas! alas ! and well-a-day ! Mr. URBAN, Salop, May 19. This foolish heart of mine, IN IN Mr. Graves's “ Recollections of To think that a sonnet so vile and mean, Shenstone," p. 37, mentioning the

Should tempt a lals so fine. perly part of his life, be says, “ about There's never a nut in the filbert hedge, this time Mr. Shenftone wrote several So brown as Chloe's hair ; little pieces of poetry, most of which, I And not a Noe in the bramble busa, believe, are buried in oblivion,"

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Fladbury, Aug. 5. the Cotton, and the other among the I Harleian Mss.

W.T. (Pl. III. figo 2.) from an old cross in this neighbourhood, which, if you Mr. URBAN, Nottingbam, July 6. think

it as great a curiosity, as I do my, I TRANSMIT you two drawings of curious and amusing repository. I lately 3, 4.) of the exact fize of the originaló. discovered it faftened in the wall of the They were lately fewn to me by a friend chancel of Cropsborn church. As this of mine as great curiofities, on account chancel is itself very antient, and has of their fingular minuteness ; and, indeed, not probably undergone any material I make no doubt but they would be repair or alteration for some centuries, found worthy of that appellation, if we may reasonable conclude the cross their use could be ascertained; but, not fixed in is to be of the highest antiquity. having heard any conjecture illustrating There is, however, fufficient internal the purpofe for which they might have evidence of this in iis fculpture, which, been designed, and unable to form any as to its intention, cannot now easily be myself, I Mall consider myself as being made out, but seems altogether of the much obliged to any of your readers to grotesque species. It should be ob- favor me avith an explanation. served, that what, near içs centre, seems They were found by a man ploughing to represent the head of a hart or buck, in a field between 20 and 30 years since was by no means meant as such, but is in the lordfhip of Liitle Paunion, a vil. merely a piece broken off accidentally age in he neighbourhood of Grantham, in that form.

inclofed in a box made of leather and tio ; Not far from the chancel wall, in that lide which is of leather is of the form which this cross is fixed, is the broken of the sole and heel of a thoe, and of a thaft of an old church-yard cross, of fize fufficiently large for a full-growa which I make no di ubt but this more person ; its corresponding fide is of vin, ornamented part once made the head. and nearly of the same size and shape It is doubrieis of Saxon work manship; as the one just described; the third (for as is also the greater and unrenovated it has only three) is of the same metal, part of the church, of which the founder and nearly a parallelogram. These are and exact date of erection are, l' be- all connected by wire. lieve, unknown. Juft on the western The boot and shoe are made of Prong edge of the church-yard is a large farm. leather, and are also fewed with wire; house that was built upon the ruins of but, notwithstanding this, they are now an antient seat (probably a hunting-re, in a state of mouldering decay, and sidence) of the kings of Murcit, and greatly murilated, not by violence, but where the famous Ofa, as mav be seen by time; this gives one reafun to think by his charters inleried in Hemingus, that they are an ient. To the 'boot is much resided. For farther particulars fixed a wire spur, apparently in the of this place, which is well worthy the same manner as they are at this time, notice of an an'iquary, Dr. Nash may with two leather straps, though the be consulted. This cross having ef lower only now remains. caped his observation, I thought it me This (I am sorry to say) is all the sited some deicriprion, and am, information respecting them I am able Yours, &c. W.T.

to procure; but am willing to hope that P. S. It is the with of many people even these data, trifting as they are, in this couniry, that you would announce will be found 10 throw such light on the to your readers the fpeed publication subject as will enable some one of your (about Christmas, I hope) of the antiquarian readers to folve this diffi. “ Hiftory and Antiquities of the Abbey culty, which is totally inexplicable by and Borough of Evrbem.” This work

Yours, &c. C. T. will be on rather a large fia'e, and ornamented with nor 8 very curious and Mr. URBAN,

16 weil-execured engravings. count of the Aube', a very iplendid Thewborats plate from which ine in.

closed drawing (pl. 111. Ag. 5.) and rich foundation, is not exi died was made, is on a Purbeck grave- fone from any records already in print; but in the North chancel of the church of almof entirely founded on two antient St. John the Bapuist, Margare. The MS registers of the abbey, piederved in thields containin, the arins, which were, the British Museum, one of them among three lions rampant bursteen tuvo bars

dancetić,

mn,

dancetté, are torn off, as, probably,' of a letter from the most beneficent prowill soon be the fate of the effigies and morer of natural knowledge, Mr. Peter of the inscription, which is,

Collison, on the management of sheep, 6. Hic iacet Joh'es Daundelpor,

in respect to their migrations from the

mountains to the warmer plains in gentilman, qui obiit in die intencionis Spain. In that account he observes, S're rucis, anno ab incarnatione "chat a somewhat similar custom may D'ni nostrt 3 b'u ristimillimo be practised in this island to advantage,

CCCXLA; cui' ai'e p picietur with this difference, that the highest De's. men.”

grounds should be chosen for their win. As they are now loosened from the for them; and the wetter low-lands for

(er resilence, proper shelter being made fone; 'fearing that some fucilezious their summer pafture." One certain hand will convey them away, I have forwarded the drawing to your Repofi- advantage might result from this practory, where it may brave the attacks of rice, v.z. that it mighe in a great 'mea. Time, and every other enemy to antis

sure prevent the roi in sheep, which, quiries.

especially in wet fummers, proves ex

Z. C.
Yours, &c.

ceedingly deftru&live to the fe ufeful ania

mals. How far it might influence the Mr. URBAN,

Sept. 3.

qualiiy of their wool cime would thew. I

“ Planting," Mr. Collison used to say, obliged to any of your readers who will inform me, if there exists any ac

" and gardening, supply a fund of entertaincount of the celebrated tree in Hainault occupation in this life, for country gentle

ment, the most lasting and rational of any forest, Effex, called the Faislop oak; it

The trees which we ourselves have Seems to have escaped the police of planted, the fruits we have raised, and the Camden and his Continuator.

plants we have cultiva a, seem to be like The tree is at present fenced round or children, a kind of new creation. Their with a paling five feet high, and dreffod thide, then taite, their fragrance, and their with Mr. Kortyth's composition, in pre. beau:ies, affect us with a richer repast than ferve it from decay. On one of the any other circum:tances. What pleasing limbs of the tree is fixed a board, with

scenes would (he observes) lie open to young

men of fortune devoted to fuch amusements ! this inscription : All good Foresters are requested not to hurt this oid iree, a

Each fucce«ding year produces freth shades, plafter having been lately applied to his files molt certain profit!' To be hold the

other fruits, fresh beauties, and brings bewounds.” Some years past, a Mr. Day; rising grove, barrennets made fertile, our of Wapping, used annually to go and

country improveel, ourselves made useful and dine with his friends on beans and ba: happy, and posterity enriched !." con under this tree; from which cir.

When on this favourite fubject, a cumftance arose the fair which is now

very natural reflexica ofren escaped held thrte every year, viz. on the 2d

him, "That he feldom knew a man, of July. AcOXSTAAT READER.

poslised of a taste for such pleasures,

who was not, at the same time, tempeMr. URBAN,

Sepl. 4.

rate and virtuous," AGRICOLA. TH.

'HE account of the use of the Elder in preventing the loss the farmer

Mr. URBAN, Darby: July 9. frequently luliains from the destruction

'HE DISHLEY FARM, by BAKEand vorac:ou!ness of various infects, though formerly published in the Philor scribed by various writers, that little, if

WELL, has been to repeated y defophical Tradiactions, which seldom

any thing, of noveley can be expected fall into the hands of the middling rank

from a new obferver. The neatness of of people, deserves, I think, a place in

the herige-roits, cleanness of the grounds, your useful publication, which is much

&c. cannot fail to attraćt the notice of more diffused among all ranks.

an attentive traveller as he palles; and The letter from Mr. Chrillopher Cul.

the general civility of the servants to a Jet is in the Philuluphical Transaclions, 1772, art. 23; whence you will copy it if Aranger, &c. (ior, there is no inn you think it may be useful to the publick, forth more than common gratitude fer

where you can leave your horse,) calls which I think it may undoubtedly be*. Let me, at the same time, add part either in person or by name.

the favours conferred on one unknown * Thuis kind correspondent will find it al. The two veteran Herds, proud of their ready printed, vol. XLIII. p. 502. EDIT. office, of their master, and their service,

each

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