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each armed with their staff of office of cabbages, drilled wheat, barley, &c. (hazel-sticks), feled and bring fonh the in all the fields of which are generally different cattle according to the regu. specimens of broad-caft, to Mew the Jarly-eftablished custom and discipline comparative difference. The drill is of the place, explaining, in proper terms preferred. But the grand article of and in an uncultivated but pleasing husbandry is the irrigated ground, amanner, the superior or different quali. bout 200 acres, from a fream collected ties of individuals, but "that master, if carefully fome distance, and which, in present," could have explained matters part, is carried round the farm for more much better (Mr. Bakewell was then than a mile, the lower part of which is in London). And yet they executed flooded in portions according to the de. their office to completely, that enquiry gree of waier which falls in each season. was made how long in that service? A mill is fed from the same source; but A JOHN BREEDEN since the year the the water is of so great eltimation in im. king was crowned, or 32 years; WIL- proving the lands, that the mill is suf. LIAM ARNOLD, the other Herd, a fered to stand rather than the fields bout 20.

hould be abridged of their proper allow. WILLIAM PEET, who superintends ance; patches of which, in a variety of the Horses, has been nearly 40 years; places, are kept dry, or prevented from but, during that time, has been absent this improving fource; and the barrena few years. Several 10 or 12 years; ness of which is very evident by the apand no one is taken into the service for pearance of rulhes, coarser and poorer a less term than four years.

grass. In another place, one part maThe different breeds of Sheep kept nured with dung from the yard, and the on the farm are brought together, pur neighbourhood fooded; favour in the fide by fide, which then are urder the watering part. Afterwards, different immediate eye of the spectator ; who, if patches, flooded and not looded, to the Do judge of cartle, cannot fail to observe amount of about 10 divisions; the fupea difference, when so diftin&tly marked riority in favour of water clearly evi. out in the separate joints and points of dent. Again; the same experiment is each individual; and which, after view varied, in bringing water from a spring, ing alive, the carcases of different the same which is used for culinary purbreeds, preserved whole in pickle, and poses in the kitchen, and this contrafted hung up side by side, may be viewed in parches, and opposite to the patches again, to examine the thickness of flesh watered from the canal; and even and fat on each, smallness of offal, here the evidence is decidedly in favour aod, again, the skeleton, with distinct of the water, but whether in favour of bones, heads, ribs, &c. of the different the water from the spring or stream [. breeds, to take another comparative regret that I did not pay lufficient attenview, and mark the difference. In this cion. And again; the drainings from the room are also preserved in pickle, and yard are brought into one point, and, shewn, some joints of beef, the relicks mixing with the water, are carried over of Old Comely, the parent.mother of the certain Selds beneath the farm, by flock, who lived to the advanced age of which they are rendered so ferrile, that 26, when existence became burdensome; this present year some parts have already thé was slaughtered about two years been mowed cwice, the first of which since. The fat of a surloin on the outside was on the laft day of April. The last measured about four inches thick. year they had four cuttings, the grass

The fhew of Tups had been closed from which is appropriated for the use the day before our arrival, a limited of folling the three-year-old heifers, time being allowed for the purpose of which are kept in the house and workhiring for the season, which had been ed, horses, búlls, and some other cartle, regularly announced in the papers; af. which are not curned out to grais. Beter which they are not admitted to be fides watering the grounds, this stream seen till the succeeding season. Much of water is converted into other useful company at she farm the day before for purposes; it is formed into a narrow that purpose ; amongst whom fome fo- canal, and runs very filent, haviog but reigners.

little fall; upon which boats are con. Mr. Honeyborne, the nephew of Mr. fructed to carry the manure from the Bakewell, attended us round the farm; yard, and the produce of the fields, viewed the different Guccellions of crops when reaped, to the fara-yard; and, of GENT. MAG. September, 1793.


late years, the turnips have been plied as bottoms of Racks; but around thrown into this stream, and have, with the yard are already formed for use bote out farther trouble, been washed and toms of brick, so construEted as to recarried down ; till, on their arrival at cure the stacks of corn from the weatheir destined port, a fervant waits, and ther, and, as much as may be, from Scoops them out on the banks.

the vermin. A wharf is also constructed, where In the yard are seen varieries of care upon are landed cabbages, &c. fo con- riages, different implements in husban. trived as to be on a level with the canal, dry, both of the old and new school, and renders the labour of throwing them ploughs and harrows upon almost every into carts the easier than if the men had construction; plain and spiked rollers, the trouble to lift them the height of the &c. in varieties, and in great abundance, cart, also, when dung is brought from fimple, neat, useful, and movable the yard, the ground is so ralled as to racks, for feeding horses, call forth the require only Inosening the cart, and attention. To prevent the horses quar. thence toffing it immediately into the relling or injuring one another during boat.

the contest, there is only one aperture · Mr. Bakewell' uses no waggons, but at each corner, The nearest divifion is prefers the light single-horse carts, appropriated for their com, and in the

On different spots are planted clumps center part a rack for the hay. One of willows (called the Dutch willow); pair of Ihafts serves to take on and off, some of these as if for ornament, some and move the whole or any number of for shelter, and some, when no other the racks to any part of the farm. · Ad. place offered, near the building, along joining the house is a smith's hop, the hedge-rows; the quick fets or thorns where two men are generaliy employed of which seem not to be injured by be- in making and repairs for the farm*, &c. ing overshadowed and dropped upon by The grounds adjoining the house these overbearing neighbours. A lot of seem of a swampy nature, and yet water these is in rotation regularly cut down is brought orer the same from a small cvery seven years (from which appears rivuler, that it may be overflown ; but, the number of plantations), and, berides by good management and well-conhandles for rakes, pitch forks, and other ducted drains, &c. the inconveniences tools, are applied to many useful pur- which would arise from the stagnant poses on the farm, as guarding new water are overcome. The gardens are planted hedges, &c. Their uses are neat, and seem cultivated more for various, and prove a great saving of ex- utility than show, and in them are filhpence on many occasions; a large stack ponds well stored and supplied with of which, ready peeled and reared on water from the rivulet above noticed. the end, appears in the farm-yard; the The garden, I have been told, is somebark from which is, as foon as stripped times irrigated. from the wond, tied up in theaves or In one particular stye are convebundles. Such is the general neatness niences for measuring and weighing practiled through every department, the food of the hogs, and also noting that there is not the le It appearance of down the same, which may be done flovenlıness, or waste, or inattention of by any servant with a piece of chalk al. any kind, apparent, in the example ready lying upon the ipot, tillåt can be above noticed, infiead of a liter, as is too frequently praélised. How much * Swampy ground may, with propriety, extraordinary time has this neat prac. be compared to a spunge full of water: when uice exhausted ? Probably, in the issue, the ftagnant water is carried off by proper none; for, the portion of time (pent in drains (as is the case here), the ground, like the act of tying-up in bundles is next to the spunge deprived of its water, occupies less nothing. The less space occupied by space; and water, which is a heavy budy, the bark is very evident, and the neat

besides fertilizing the land, by its specific ness of the appearance is very striking.

gravity consolidates the particles of the earth

Itill clofer cogether by running over the If they are to be remored, or applied to

Turface and which is supposed to add ano. any purpose, e. g. to lay for the bottom

ther caute of fertility. Sioce, writing the of color hay ttacks, the former trou. article. I have been told that Mr. Bakewell's ble oreying-up is intantly repaid by the observa'ion is~ Throw water upon the fiedzeved the removal, and without any ground from whatever quarter you can ob. lots of the article. Upon urgent occa tain it, provided there are no pernicious fions, thefe peelings are occasionally ape qualities, as miger als, &c. in the water.”


entered in a more regular manner upon judgement of the party will be seen by paper in a proper book. This contri- the list of noblemen and gentlemen, inyance is the most simple that can be series in our laft, p. 763, which was imagiocd, in order to prevent mistakes, never exceeded, or perhaps equalled, in and to render the experiments conclu• honour, in property, or in love for their five. There is also a weighing machine country, in any age of the world. in the stye, particularly appropriated for Let every Briton contemplate this list the purpose of weighing the swine of noble, right honourable, and honourwhich are undergoing the experiments; able, Agriculturians; and then lay his nine in number, divided into classes of hand upon his heart, and ask whether three in each department, are under ex this fociety is a job; or rather, will he periment.

not join with Mr. Pirt in his laconic farAfter an agreeable range through the casic reply to the unfounded infinua. whole of what is usually

exhibited, we tions of one of the party : “ The Howere invited to partake of, and were hof. nourable Gentleman will be pleased to pitably entertained with, a good and wait until the society is formed; when, plentiful dinner, good ale, and after with his great sagacity, he perhaps may dinner a bottle of good wine, during discover, that the best and most folid which we were also entertained with interest of the kingdom is the only obgood and instructive conversation, and ject ?" The Patent is already prepared, pressed to stay a longer time in the according to the tenor of the act; and most hospitable and cordial manner. the Society will soon meet, and adopt It was with pleasure we entered into rules and regulacions. these cultivated premises; it was with Yours, &c. A PRACTICAL FARMER. regret we departed from this mansion of conviviality, with gratitude for the

Mr. UREAN, Barnh aple, Aug. 11. favours conferred, with fatisfaction for HOWEVER excellent a painting

The gentleness of the different kinds be deserving of admiration, the chief of cattle has been frequently noticed by interest of an historical picture arises others, and should not pass the attention from the fidz!ity with wnich it is belieof any observer. This meekness of ved to represent a verifimilitude of ihe spirit seems to run through the indivi- actors of the scene; for, what wish is dual of every species exhibited, from more anxious than that of contemplathe gallant Stallion to the veteran Bull. ting the features of the man whose acAt an age when most of his brethren are tions have claimed regard, or excited either foaming and bellowing with rage deteftation what dehre more ardent and madness, or have suffered the stroke than that of tracing in the lineaments of the axe for their frequent delinquencies the latent passions which have influenced and violences committed; old C, a son of the condu&t? On this account it is that the old parent Comely, has all the gen. I observe, with much pleasure, Mr. tleness of a lamb in his looks and in his Copley's folicitude to obtain a fight of actions. Gently treated himself, he such original portraits as may ferve to harbours no rancour, but affectionately illuftrate his intended picture of the sth Jicks the hand of his feeder; scratch of January. If he has not been fuchim, and he will bow himlelf down for cessful in obtaining the sight of u larger this kindly office to his benefactor. This picture, I am happy to have it in my old servant feeds within doors, nor is power to direct him to a miniature, faid he any longer an hireling to his neigh-. to be that of Sir Bevil Grenville. It bours. He retired with all the dignity came into the family of its present porof majesty, as if conscious of his own feffor, a gentleman of family and forsuperiority!

J.A. tune in my neighbourhood, with his

grandmother, a daughter of Sir Edmund Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 31.

Prideaux, a family nearly connected, as WHENthe act to:efablifh the Agri, Jhave been informed, with the Grena

culturian Society, the tendency villes. The picture, most exquifitely of whose efforts will be to convey hap- painted, represents a man in armour piness to the human race, was palling the complexion delicately fair; the hair, The House of Commons, Mr. Pitt was red and flowing, is separated over the continually accufed with creating a job, forehead; the eyes uncommonly pie.. to gratify his own tools and dependents. cing. He wears mustaches, and appears The absolute falsehood of this pre to be about forty years of age. It must

have been a Atriking likeness. The pic. was succeeded by his son and heir, Sir
ture is set in a gold-enamelled case; the Orlando above mentioned, who died at
portrait being concealed by a lid which Jenkins, June 14, 1737, aged 59, and
closes with a clasp. It was worn on the was buried in the parish-church, ha-
neck as a locket, one side of which is ving had three sons, who died before
molt richly ftudded with diamonds, him, and two daughters, Mary, wife of
emeralds, opals, and rubies: the locket William Ball Waring, esq. and Ellen
is an eval, about two inches long, and Wintour Humfreys, married December
an inch and an half broad, at least as 3, 1741, to Thomas Gore, esq. a
well as I can recollect, for it is some younger brother of the family of Tring,
time since I saw it. I thould not, how. in Herts, and afterward member for the
ever, omit to say, that near the left borough of Cricklade, froñ whom the
shoulder are two įnitials, D. G. Till estate came by marriage to Smart Le-
I saw these letters, I believed it to have thieullier, esq. lord of the neighbouring
been painted by the famous Cooper; manor of Alder foroke, an attentive and
and, Thould his Chriftian name have respectable F. S. A. who died, leaving
begun with a D, mighı not the tail of only a daughter, now the wife of Edo
the G have been merely a flourish of ward Hulle, esq. (eldest son of Sir Ed.
the C. I do not remember to have read ward Hulse, bart.), the present repre-
any description of Sir Bevil's person; sentative of these families, who has two
but, from that which I have given, you fons, and perhaps other children.
or Mr. Copley may probably be en Your correspondent S. E. P. 536,
abled to determine the authenticity of needs only to apply to any Scotsman of
the miniature.

W. WAVELL. ibe true blood, and he will receive an

immediate answer why Mr. Bruce places Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 13.
the arms of Scotland in the first quarter,

from Hafted's History of Kent, p. antient supporter of the Scots arms, is
397, in which there is a great mifake, placed on the dexter side of the escut-
I beg your permission to correct it, that. cheon, as the lion is on the finister, in
in any future edition, it may be set every place where the royal arms appear
right. William Ball Waring, of Dun- in that kingdom.

E. fton, in Berks, esq. married Mary, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Sir Mr. URBAN,

Sept. 4. Orlando Humfreys, of Jenkins, ix ibe IN

N p. 439, col. 1, of your vol. LXI. parij of Barking, in ejex, bart, and Profeffor Ward is introduced as haEllen, his wife,, by whom he had no ving, promised Dr. Jortin * fome re. surviving issue in 1737, and died si marks on Doletus; wbich, however, August, 1746. The manor of Jenkins, never came into Dr. Jortin's hands. which was formerly fubordinate to the Having an opportunity of consulting the paramount manor of Barking, or the Profefior's MS Colle&tions, I find only monaliery, was (1698) the property of the following memoranduin relative to Sir Thomas Fanshawe, knt. who left Dolet : two daughters his heirs; of whom one “ Being informed that Dr. Jortin is wridied unmarried, and the other, Susan, ting the Life of Erasmus, it may not be was married to che Hon. Baptist Noel, thought improper to observe that, in Dr. half brother to the first, and father to Knight's Life of him, no notice is taken of the third, Earl of Gainsborough. Those Stephen Dolet among the other antagonists two ledies fold the manor (before 1727) of that great man. Whereas Dolet, in seveto Sir William Humfreys, kot, and ral parts of his Commentarii Linguæ Latine, bart. so created November 30, 1714;

as likewise in a particular treatise, intituled, elected alderman of Cheap Ward with Dialogús de Imitatione Ciceroniana, refle&s les in the city of London: July 29, 5707,

verely upon him as an inveterato enemy to

the Ciceronians of that age; though after his having served the office of therilt in

death he thought fit to give him a great en1704 5, as he did that of mayor in comium ; as Julius Scaliger, another of his 1714-15; and was translated to the adversaries, lits also done.” ward of Bridge Without, being then

Several curious extracts from his Senjor aiderman of ths city, January 25, works are also copied into Dr. Ward's 1732-3. He was also meinber for the Aniversaria, in which they thius occur : borough of Marlborough in 1714; and a director of the Bank from 1719 to

“ Excerpta Miscellanea, de Imitatione, ex 1729 ;' and died in October, 1735. He * See liis “ Tracts," II. 185.


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Stephani Doleti Commentariis Lingowe La his Icones, Bafil. 1589, octavo, occurs tinæ, fub Vocabulo Eloquentia, tom. I. p. 1227. “ Stephanus Doletus Aurelius Gallus,”

“ Ejusdem de Erasmo Scriptisque ejus Ju- over his print ; under which is this dis. dicjum, sub Voce confiftete. Ib. p. 1082.

rich by Nicolaus Reusnerus : “ Ejufdem Repræhenfio Eraimi, sub Vocabulo Dignitas.

“ Cuneta dolans ad amuslim, examino cuncta

Doletus : “ Ejusdem de Erasmo leaius Judicium, in Vocabulo Aajutor, Ib. p. 88.

Me tamen & rursus Musica turba do!at." “ Ejusdem de Erasmi Dialogo Ciceroniano

N. R. Censura. Ex Epiftola ad Budæum.

On the opposite page are three farcas. “ Ejusdem de Literarum fuo Tempore tic copies of verses “ In Steph. Dolce progreffu Narratio, sub Vocabulo Litere. Jul. Cæs. Scaligeri," Tom. I. p. 1156.

In Daniel George Morhof's “ Poly“ Ejusdem de Vocabulis geminatis. De hiftor Literarios,” lib. IV. cap. 9, le&t. ridicula quorundam Ciceronianorum Super

n1, is a short mention of Dolet. See alle ftitione, De Proverbialibus Scriptoribus, Baillet's “ Jugemens des Savans” in sesub Voce Refpublica, Tom. I. p. 264. Tomveral places ; and Schelhorn's "Amon. II. Sub Voce oportere. “ Tribulare pro cor

Hift. Eccles. et Lit." I. 866. quere, &c." Sub Voce Pacisci. Tom. II. p. 151: “ Ode dicolos diftrophos in obitum

Dr. Jortin pronounces the verses of Erasmi Roterodami*."

Dolet on the death of Erasmus as “good “ Ex Responfionis ad Convicia Floridi Sa- for nothing," in his “Remarks on the bini, Parte prima."

Works of Erasmus," as published by At the end of this last extract is the Le Clerc. See his second volume of

the Life of Erasmus, pp. 132, 133. Are following:

these the verses translated by your cor“N B. In titulo hujus libri

, it etiam alius, respondent in vol. LXII. p. 1039? If De Imitatione Ciceroniana adverfus eundem F.S. vocat. se Gallum Aurelium ; at in Comoro, Who fall decide when criticks dir. mentariis nuncupat Aurelianum."

agree ? “ Stephan, Doletus natus eft Genahi Gal

In Gent. Mag. for 1793, p. 649, col. liæ Celticæ, urbe pulcherrima: hodie Aurea

1, the second verse should stand thus : lianum dicitur. Comm. tom. I. p. 938.

" Dear lovely offspring from the womb of “ Præceptor: Symone Villanovano usus est moru;" in Linguæ Latinæ puritate, arteque rhetorica, discendis. Ib. 1178.

and, in the last extract, we thould read, « Commentarios suos edidit ann. 1536 ad

" enthufiaft Fancy." as in p. 664, col. 1. ann. ætat. 27 provectus. lb. in Epift. ad

In col. 2 of p. 649, the compliment, Bud.

alluded to in l. 10, was surely paid by “ De Opinione librorum argumentum. Ruhnkenius in his elegant elogium of De animæ mortalitate vel immortalitate fen Hemster huis : in l. penult. read “no. tentias, fimul varia de religione judicia, sec bler; and in p. 650, col. 1, l. 3, read tasque hominum in Deo colendo diversas, “beating."

J. L. discutinus iis libris qui de opinione a nobis posteritati relinquentur, ut nos plane viros

Mr. URBAN, Evesham, Aug. 9. vixilie intelligas, non ineptiis crucialos elan. guitre , Sub voc. Pulmonum. Tom. II. p. 414. I AM d.conftant reader of your very


valuable Magazine, and for the firét die qua Servatorem Christum anniversario time trouble you with a few lines, oce luctu prosequi institutum est, supplicio falu- casioned by a letter figned J. H. p.611. tari affe&tum et extinctum. Sub voc. Arbi. It is a very unpleasant circumstance to Yrium.

make unfavourable mention of the dead; “ Vid. plura de illo, Maittaire Annal. typ but J. H's observations on the late Mr. 6. III. par. I. 9. Et Indic. p. 348.”

Jeffreys may induce the publick to en. Thus far the Professor.

tertain an opinion of him, which I am In Jortin's “ Erasmus," II. 723, we “very lorry" to say I think he did not are told, that "Duchat says that the deserve. At Stratford upon Avon, and picture and the elogium of Dolerus are its neighbourhood, from his unalu. to be found in the Icones of Beza. They ming manner, and remarkable modely are not (as Jortin obferves) in the edro of deport ment,” he certainly found tjon of Geneva, 1580." But for “Be- support, in having a long list of subscri

should probably substirute bers attended with as many balf-crowns; “ Reusner;" as, in the second part of and at Evelham he likewise found a

considerable degree of “diftinguished We This is elegantly translated by your elleens," which I am concerned to in. learned vindicator of Dolet in p. 1039. form you he did not take away. When





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