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he expected, " ye Norfolcians giveing a, could not have imagined if I had not actually larger measure to yr miles yn to yr cloth.” | heard it my self, that so much Heat, Passion, But Hudson entered York at last, and Violence, & scurrilous Language, to say no « Florence," he says. " is ve liquor we re- worse of it, could have come from a Protestant member or friends in ; & good Port wine

Pulpit, much less from one that pretends to be & water passes for or small beer." Hud

a member of the Church of England. If I

had heard it in a Popish Chappel, or a Conson lived cheaply enough during his ride. He notices having got at Cambridge “ex

Cathedral, it greatly surprized me. I'm sure cellt wine at zod. a bottle." Those good such Discourses will never convert any one, old times !

but I'm afray'd will rather give the Enemies The most important letter in the series of our Church great advantage over her ; is one from Dr. Evans, in which there is since the best that her true sons can say of it, an account of Sacheverell and his famous / is that the man is mad : and indeed most sermon, preached at St. Paul's. Hearne People here think him so. would have differed from the writer, but In June, 1711, Hilkiah Bedford sends he must have been amused by this de- Hearne an account of the illness and scription of the preacher :

burial of Bishop Ken, at Longleat. The Last Saturday being ye vth of Novemb D:

account of the burial is new: “ Bp. Ken Sacheverel your mighty Boanerges thunderd was bury'd before 6 in ye morning by his most furiously at Paul's against ye phanaticks own apptmt, for ye more privacy: atfor condemning ye King of high treason against tended to the grave only by my Ld his supream subjects, as he express'd it. He W[eymouth]'s Steward (I think) & 12 spoke very freely of ye toleration Act, & charged poore men yt carried him by turns, & had ye Mayors and Magistrates with want of zeal 55. a piece for it; ye coffin cover'd wth a for ye Church, & play'd particularly & ex few yards of black cloth, instead of a pressly upon ye B. of Sarum; whom he hoped | Pau was no great friend to popery he said, but ;

4 Pall, & yt given to ye minister of ye Parby his exposition on the Articles on wd think

ish for a gown.” he was halfe channelled over. We were about...

ut Mary Barnes, writing of the death of 30 Clergymen in ye Quire, & among ye rest her husband, the Greek scholar, affords ye minister of Battersea who is lately come an example of how words change in sig. over to our Church, Sacheverel having heard of nification in course of time. Hearne had his Conversion, levelled his arguments and been kind to Joshua Barnes, and the anathemas most virulently against him, and widow tells him, “I shall hereafter enye whole tribe of 'em : in so much yt all ye deavour to shew how much I resent good Congregation were shaken agen at the ter- | Mr. Hearne's continued civilities." Good rours of his inveterate expressions. The whigs says he are Conformists in faction halfe

Mr. Hearne had to be more than civil in Conformists in practise, & non Conformists in

various quarters, and particularly to his Iudgment, formerly they labour'd to bring ve father and his household. The old parish Church into ye Conventicle, but now they clerk and schoolmaster must have been bring ye Conventicle into ye Church, which deep in the vale of years in 1716. He will prove its Inevitable ruine. His text was was proud of his son as the editor of Livy this word: In perils among false brethren, & and other books, at which he was "ravhis sermon upon 't was so violent that I think isht with joy," and only wished he had my Ld Mayor & Court of Aldermen will / more Latin to understand them. Thus hardly desire him to print it: but if it be

writes the father in 1716: printed, I ’le endeavr to get it you, provided I happen to be then in town.

The weather proving so bad I know not

whether I may se your face againe, for I expect The sermon, which, denouncing insur-Ito be laid quíte up this winter if I live so long rections against the sovereign, con- for the pain will kill me if I can goe about, demned the revolution which placed good son if you have any spare cast Linnen as William and Mary on the throne, and shirts bands' or handkerchiefs or a pair of old consequently insinuated that Anne had stockings which will go into a small bundle no right to occupy it, was printed. Ben- send it by the carrier as soon as you can. I nett thus speaks of the manner and the shall be very thankfull and accept them be

they ne're so mean for at present 'tis hard with man:

me being to pay my Rent that I cannot buy I don't question but that you have seen Dr. Jany thing of apparel & I cannot work. Ned Sacheverel's bold discourse at St. Paul's on ye is Gardener at Coll. Sawyers William & he 5th November. I had the Curiosity to hear gives their loves to you & Wm thanks you for it, & so can assure you 'tis verbatim as 'twas sending him the Guinea to help his charge he preach't. It lasted a full hour & a half, & was has only his cloths which were but mean deliverd with all the Assurance & Confidence neither for all his charge he was not married that violent Preacher is so remarkal le for. I' but was sure to one som time and she married

another which was the cause of his being un-' I think it will not be amiss to acquaint you settled in minde ever since.

with some of the good qualities of that worthy

person who had a publick dispute with Dr. Again, in 1717, George Hearne sends Clark at his own house where there were more up a cry to Oxford : “ If you have any Ladys of Quality than Scholars which was the old worsted stockings of a sad collour put greater pitty; however the Gentleman I speak up a paire and remember to lend me some

of was generaly thought to have had much the diverting book ... some diverting His.

better in the dispute and Dr. Clark was so

fair an enimy as to acknowledge and confess tory which shall certainly be returned wth

his great learning and abilities and one of the hearty thanks." Old George endured life

greatest persons of quality amongst the Ladies painfully: Dr. Morris, of Wells, was de- and who was so great an admirer of Dr. Clark termined to go out of it tunefully. This that she ust commonly for her tost to chouse physician ordered in his will, says John Dr. Clark Mistress which she was accustomed Tottenham, “yt three Sonatas should be to say was truth so blinded she was by this play'd over his Corps just before it was smouth Dr. This Lady I say as great an adcarry'd from ye House to ye church. I mirer as she was of Clark yet sent the next And ye Ceremony was yesterday per:

rdau per day after the dispute to his adversary and form’d.” What a subject for a picture !

made him very handsome compliments. There was a serious gratefulness in the The above are fresh sketches of a by. playing of those sonatas; and indeed the gone period, and they are as pleasant to times were serious. In other words, read as to think over. The collection there was not that general indifference in contains no other examples of the life of religious matters as some persons have the eighteenth century of special interstated. Cuthbert Constable, a Roman est; but there are many references to Catholic, writes to Hearne in 1730 as books which will attract the lovers of follows (the “worthy person ” alluded to such references. The volume would have was Dr. Howarden, but he went by the been much improved by explanatory name of Harrison, being a Catholic, but notes, and also by such an Index as genalso “a potent enimy to the bad Doctrine erally accompanies the volumes issued by of the Jesuits"):

I the Camden Society.

MR. LOISEAU of Philadelphia has invented | the late M. Lucien de Rosney, father of the a machine which, with the help of two men, eminent Japanese scholar. It was rich in fine will produce one hundred and fifty tons of and, above all, eccentric bindings, such as in artificial fuel in a day. The materials are skins of cat, garnet coloured and buff, croconinety-five per cent. of coal-dust with five per dile, mole, seal, fur of the Canadian black cent. of clay, sprinkled during the mixing with wolf, royal tiger, otter, white bcar, sole, and milk of lime. The pasty igass is then moulded rattle-snake. The legendary human skin bind. into egg-shaped lumps; these are dried on ing is alone wanting in the list. The latter belts of wire-gauze, are dipped into a solution reminds the writer of a visit he paid some of resin and benzine, to render them damp- thirty years ago to the Imperial library of the proof, and are ready for the market. In this Hradschin in Prag, when he was shown an way, it is hoped a means of utilizing the pro- excessively rare MS., written on a small sheet digious heaps of coal-dust at the Pennsylvania of parchment by the celebrated John Zizka mines has been discovered.

A commercial traveller, who was present, re• membering that the great Hussite leader de sired that after his death his skin should be used for a drum, to frighten the enemies of

his cause, asked if Zizka really wrote on his On the 15th May was sold, in Paris, by own skin.

Athenæum. auction, the first part of the curious library of

Fifth Series,
Volume VII.S

No. 1577. - August 29, 1874.

{From Beginning, ? Vol. CXXII.

CONTENTS. I. THE COUNTESS OF NITHSDALE, . . . Quarterly Review, . . . 515 II. The STORY OF VALENTINE; AND HIS

BROTHER. Part XI., . . . . . Blackwood's Magazine, . . 530 III. FAMILY JEWELS, . . . . . . Blackwood's Magazine,. . 539 IV. THE MANOR-HOUSE AT MILFORD. Part II., Chambers' Journal, . . . 553 V. THE CONVENT OF SAN MARCO. II. — The

Frate, . . . . . . . . Macmillan's Magazine, . . 565 VI. Fritz REUTER, .

. . . Pall Mall Gazette, . . 574

POETRY. Y DAWNING,

• 514 ON READING Dora Wordsworth's IN THE SPRING,

• 514 RECOLLECTIONS OF A JOURNEY

IN SCOTLAND IN 1803, WITH HER
BROTHER AND COLERIDGE, • 514

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JULY DAWNING.

| The wild birds hail the spring-time, as they

mate, and sing, and build, We left the city, street and square,

The whole great sweep of earth and sky, with With lamplights glimmering through and

spring's gay smile is thrilled. through,

Young lambs in sunlit pastures, young chick. And turned us toward the suburb, where

ens in the croft, Full from the east - the fresh wind blew.

Renew the lovely miracle that Nature sees so

oft. One cloud stood overhead the sun

A glorious trail of dome and spire The last star fickered, and was gone;

And someting in my heart revives, that silent, The first lark led the matin choir.

sad, and strong, Fades all the early blooms for me, and jars the

thrushes' song. Wet was the grass beneath our tread,

The life that throbs in April's heart wakes Thick-dewed the bramble by the way;

every mortal thing, The lichen had a lovelier red,

And grief, with birds, and buds, and flowers, The elder-flower a fairer gray.

stirs freshly in the spring.

All The Year Round. And there was silence on the land,

Save when, from out the city's fold, Stricken by Time's remorseless wand,

A bell across the morning tolled.

The beeches sighed through all their boughs; ON READING DORA WORDSWORTH'S RECThe gusty pennons of the pine

OLLECTIONS OF A JOURNEY IN SCOTSwayed in a melancholy drowse,

LAND IN 1803, WITH HER BROTHER AND But with a motion sternly fine.

COLERIDGE.

I CLOSE the book, I shut my eyes, One gable, full against the sun,

I see the three before me rise, — Flooded the garden-space beneath

Loving sister, famous brother, With spices, sweet as cinnamon,

Each one mirrored in the other.
From all its honeysuckled breath.

Brooding William, artless Dora,
Who was to her very core a

Lover of dear Nature's face,
Then crew the cocks from echoing farms, In its perfect loveliness, —

The chimney-tops were plumed with smoke, | Lover of her glens and flowers. The windmill shook its slanted arms,

Of her sunlit clouds and showers, The sun was up, the country woke !

Of her hills and of her streams,

Of her moonlight — when she dreams; And voices sounded ’mid the trees

Of her tears and of her smiles, Of orchards red with burning leaves,

Of her quaint delicious wiles ; By thick hives, sentinelled by bees —

Telling what best pleasures lie
From fields which promised tented sheaves ;

| In the loving, unspoiled eye,
In the reverential heart,

That in great Nature sees God's art.
Till the day waxed into excess,

And on the misty, rounding grayOne vast, fantastic wilderness,

And him— the man " of large discourse,” The glowing roofs of London lay.

1 Of pregnant thought, of critic force,
Chambers' Journal. | That gray-eyed sage, who was not wise

In wisdom that in doing lies,
But who had “thoughts that wander through
Eternity” - the old and new.
| Who, when he rises on our sight,

Spite of his failings, shines all bright,

¡ With something of an angel light. IN THE SPRING. It is spring, laughs the blue hepatica, as it! gems the garden bed ;

We close the book with thankful heart, It is spring, breathes the modest primrose, as Father of Lights, to Thee, who art it rears its virgin head;

Of every good and perfect gift It is spring, says the pure anemone, amid the The giver, — unto thee we lift vivid grass,

Our souls in prayer, that all may see That waves beneath the merry winds, and Thy hand, thy heart, in all they see. glitters as we pass.

“Arran," in London Spectator.

From The Quarterly Review. seats. The book is not for sale ; and the THE COUNTESS OF NITHSDALE.

impression, we observe, has been limited COLLECTIONS of family papers have of to 150 copies, so that we should consider late years much increased in both size it beyond our sphere, and printed only for and numbers. Even where no one of the private circulation, had not Lord Herries name has risen to historical importance made it publici juris by presenting a copy there are chests full of documents and in July last year to the Library of the letters that are lavishly poured forth. At British Museum. present it not unfrequently happens that Mr. Fraser, as editor of this collection, the records of a single not always very seems to us to have done his part with — eminent house take. up as many printed we may say at least — perspicuity and pages as would have been deemed suffi- candour. We have only to complain that, cient thirty years ago to instruct a young in the first half, at all events, of the eighstudent in the whole history of England teenth century, to which in these volumes or almost of Europe.

our attention has been exclusively directWe are far, however, from complaining ed, he has made himself but very slightly of this abundance. Even when a man acquainted with the other writers of the was not himself distinguished, he may time. From this cause, as we conceive, have had companionship or common ac- he has left in obscurity some points which tion with those who were. By such means a wider reading would have enabled him a thousand little traits of character may to clear. To give only one instance come unexpectedly to light. Still oftener for we should take no pleasure in any there may, nay, there must, be reference long list of minute omissions — Mr. Frato the domestic economies, the modes of ser, in Lady Traquair's letter of January living and the manners and customs of 1724, has failed to see, or certainly, at past times. Thus, when family papers | least, has failed to explain, that the “ Sir are selected with care and edited with | Jolin” therein mentioned was one of the judgment -- as was eminently the case, cant names for the Chevalier de St. for example, with the “ Caldwell Collec- George, or the Pretender, as we used to tion," comprised in three quarto volumes, call him. Nor has he observed that the and printed for the Maitland Club in 1854 document there discussed is a letter of - they scarcely ever fail to yield fruit of that Prince, dated August 20, 1723, and price to the historian.

printed by Mr. Fraser in one of his preIn the collection now before us are ceding pages. contained the records of the Maxwell! Of the many personages who in these family, belonging to Lord Herries, the volumes are presented to us, there is present head of that ancient house, and only one that we shall here produce. We confided by him to Mr. William Fraser desire to give our readers some account for arrangement and annotation. The of that lady who saved her husband's life result has been a truly splendid work. from the extremest peril, by the rare comThese are two quarto volumes of the bination of high courage and inventive largest size, almost, indeed, rising to the skill, a determined constancy of purpose, dignity – as they certainly exceed the and a prompt versatility of means. usual weight- of folios. The one vol- Lady Winifred Herbert was the fifth ume is of 604 pages, the other of 590: - and youngest daughter of the Marquis of Vix illud lecti bis sex cervice subirent,

Powis ; himself descended from the secQualia nunc hominum producit corpora tellus.

ond son of the first Herbert Earl of Pem

| broke. The exact year of her birth is No expense, we may add, has been

nowhere to be found recorded. The Marspared in the beautiful types, in the facsimiles of ancient autographs, and the

quis, her father, was a zealous Roman

Catholic, and, as may be supposed, a engravings of family portraits or family

warm adherent of James the Second. He • The Book of Carlaverock. 2 vols., large quarto.

followed that Prince in his exile, held the Edinburgh, 1873 (not published).

post of Lord Chamberlain in his melan.

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