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hand is a subject many profess them- Moor, being the foremost upon his selves positive about : their strong legs, was the first person killed. argument is experience, and all who From whence had Moor this forehave not been so favoured, may rea- knowledge ? He quoted no dream. sonably enough doubt, stopping short In 1770, to come nearer the recol. of contradiction. Certain instances lection of survivors, at ihe taking of then aftwat in the Navy I nray take Pondicherry, Captain John Fletcher, the liberty to produce, anticipating Captain Demorgan, and Lieutenant however an adventure of some such Bosanquet, each distinctly foretold his kind never in my power to comprehend. own death on the mornings of their
At the siege of the Havannali, the fate. Namur and Valiant took it day and Without repeating more of disasday about to fight a sap battery; and ters, I shall remind any yet in being the relief of the people was effected of the old Chesterfield's crew under every midnight, to save from the ob- Captain O'Brien, of a dreamer on servation of the Spanish garrison one board that ship, who promised a good party's approach and the other's re- prize that immediately ratified his treat. We had marched forly in words. Captain O'Brien had been number, a Lieutenant leading, and sent year after year to convoy East myself (a Midshipman) bringing up India ships from St. Helena to Engthe rear, to relieve the valiant's; land, a tedious, creeping, hungry voywhen Moor, one of our men, made age, without any prospect of gain : frequent calls to stop — these at last returning in a month of November became quite frivolous, and my dis- about the length of Scilly islands, a tance had got so long from the Lieu- petty officer at six in the morning fenaut, that the party was balted to went io relieve another upon the close the line. In the interim, Moor forecastle, whom he found
bis fairly owned he had no stomach for beam-ends, wrapt up comfortably the battery that night, knowing he under a foul-weather cloak. With a should be killed.
rough shake, and a What cheer, Our officer, a hard-headed Scotch- dreamer ? this gentleman awoke, man, steady and regular as old Time, and presently related they should catch began sharp npon me: my excuse was a prize before breakfasi. He was to the mau's tardiness, and I reported finish the last two hours ou the quarhis words. “Killed indeed, and cheat ter-deck ; where the Lieutenant of the the Sheriff out of his thirteener and a waichi, &c. were ready enough to hear baubee ! -- No, no, Paddy : trust to any good news. At day-break there Fate and the family-honour of the never was a sharper look-out : the O'Moors for all that. Come, Sir, ships of the couvoy were eagerly bring him along: point your sword counted, and one vessel above the in his stern-post."
number was soon made. out. · As the Moor of course made no reply, but light grew stronger, the prize prounder a visible corporeal effort and a nised was distinguished under their roused indignation siept into the line: gins, and prescatiy snapt up - liteour whole parly moved on. Now rally before eight o'cloch, as had this Moor was seldom out of a quarrel been said.aliobe continued.) on board ship, and having some kuowledge of the tistycuffs-art, he reigned Mr. URBAN, ticigale, July 5. pretty much as cock of the waik on DUUT the latter end of vecemthe lower guli-deck.
A , When we had relieved the battery, Haylolls of the Swan Ion, at this and the Valiant had gone silently otti piace, were pulled down ; in the all the guys were manned. There re- course of whicing a considerable pum, mained on the parapet only one heavy ber of House walions, perhaps 100 piece of ordtance, and our very first and upwards, were seen tiying wildly discharge dismounted it. Elated with about the streets and eaves of the that success, up jumped all hands bourses, eageriy endeavouring to get upon the platform, and gave three shelter. They were thus observed (but cheers, when a little devil of a gun gradually diminishing in number) two took us in a line, and knocked down or three days, when they all disapfive incu. Sure enough amongst these peared. Gent. MAG. July, 1810.
Yours, &c. JAMES Rymer, Surgeon. 5
METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL kept at Clapton, in Hackney, from the 19th of
June to 20th July, 1810.
June19 72 57 30.00 29.98 W. clear and clouds
63 57 30.20 30.00 W.N.W. ditto 21
56 30.20 30.20 N.W. ditto 92 76 56 30.20 30.20 S.E. fair 23 70 56 30.40 30.20 S.E. ditto 24 70 51 30.20 30.20 S.E. ditto 25 68 59 30.20 30.11 S. ditto 26 62 51 30.11 30.04 N. showers---fair 27 69 44 30.04 50.00 N. fairn-showers 28 70 54 30.06 30.05 S. clouds--storm 29 74 51 30:10
S.-W. sun and clouds--hard rain: 30 75 51 30:18
30.14 S.E. fair-stormy
29.81 S.W.-S. sun and clouds-shower. 6 73 50 30.05
29.95 W.S.W. sun and clouds--clear 7 75 51 30.05
30.00 W-SW sun and misty-clear 8 72 51 29.90 29.88 S.
29.99 29.80 W.-SW fair 10 73 57 29.80 29.79 S.W. clouds and hazy-clear
77 58 29.69 29.55 SW..W clear-showers
57 29.69 29.61 S.S.W. sun and clouds
55 29.69 29•65 S.W.-S. showers and fair 14
48 29.91 29.75 S.W.-S. fair--thunder storms 69 47
30:10 29.96 N.W. sun and showers.clear 16 70 50 30.13 29.97
W. sun and showers---cloudy. 17 68 51 29.84 29.70 N.W. some small rain 18 66 51 29.90 29.85 W, fair 19 70 48 29.90 29.85 W. fair 20 66 49 S0:10 29.96 W.N.W. fair-shower.
OBSERVATIONS. June 19. The Sky quite spotted with Clouds of the modification of Cirros
stratus. 28. Early in morning Cumuli observed floating at different altitudes :
about 11 P.M. a very hard Thunder Storm came on. July 1. Rain and Lightning continued through the night.
7. Spotted Cirro-strati of blackish colour scen to N.W. about sun-set.
19. Spotted Clouds before the Moon. The Hygrometer still continues of little or no use, the Air remaining dry, potwithstanding the Rain. Clapton, July 22, 1810.
THOMAS FORSTER, Me. URBAN, Exeter, March 9. Esq. of the Mountains, married the Du URING the illness of your wor- daughter of the eldest son of the first:
thy Correspondent the Rev. Earl of Mulgrave. Although he is Mr. Price, I am instructed to lay be extremely correct in many of the. fore your Readers some particulars points upon which he has touched, I relative to the family of Sheffield must beg to say that he is here mise Earls of Mulgrave, in order to correct informed, for I have now before me any misconception. Your Corre- a very long pedigree of the Sheffields, spondent W. states, that W. Walsh, and it plainly appears that the eldest
son of the first Earl had no daughters three daughters ; Frances, the wife of whatever, but an only son, Edmund, Metham, Esq.; Eleanor, who second Earl, and father of John the married Denzil Holles, Esq. second first and great Duke of Bucks. I have, son of Sir William Holles of Houghfor the satisfaction of your Corre- ton, Notts; and Elizabeth. The sespondent, copied the Pedigree alluded cood lord died 1568 (11 Eliz.) leaving to, beginning for the sake of brevity issue by his wife the Honourable at Sir Robert Sheffield, who was born Douglas Howard, daughter of Wilin the year 1166 (12 Henry Il.) one liam Lord Howard of Effingham, Edhundred
years after the Conquest. I mund his son and heir, and Elizabeth, have omitted no person, whether inale married to Thomas Earl of Ormond. or female, that W. may be enabled This Edmund, third Lord Sheffield, to rectify his error, and to discover was born circiter 1556, and, in the from what other branch of this illus- 25th Eliz. was one of the English trious house the family he mentions Lords who, by that Queen's express may derive their descent.
desire, attended the Duke of Anjou Sir Robert Sheffield was born 1166 to Antwerp, and anno 1588 (31 Eliz.) (12 Henry II.), married Felix, daugh.. was in the sea-fight against the Spater of Terneby, Esq. and liad' niards (who then threatened to invade Robert Sheffield, Esq. whose wife was England) and for his valiant deportAgnes, daughter and coheiress of Sirment was knighted by the Lord Ad. Simon Gower, and by her he had Sir miral. He was afterwards elected Robert Sheffield, who iu the reign of Knight of the Garter in the same Edward 1. married Janet, daughter Queen's reign, and constituted Preand coheiress of Alexander Lownd, sident of the Council for the Northern of Butterwick; he had by her a son, parts of England. By Charles I. he Sir Robert, whose wife was Elcanor, was advanced to the dignity of the daughter and heiress to Thomas Burr- Earldom of Mulgrave. ham, Esq. aud was succeeded by Ro- His Lordship was twice married's bert, his son, who, marrying Cathe- first to Ursula, daughter of Sir Robert rine, daughter and coheiress of Sir Tyrwhit, and secondly to Marianna, Robert Beltoft, had Robert, whose daughter of Sir William Urwyn. By wife was Margaret, daughter to Sir these two ladies he had nine sons and Thomas Staunton, of Yorkshire, and eleven daughters. Of the daughters, by her had Robert Sheffield, Esq. who 1. Elizabeth, married Sir Edward Swift, niarried the daughter and heiress of and afterwards Sir John Bourchier. Sir Ulster Moyne, and had Robert, 2. Mary, married the Honourable Sir bis son and heir, who in 1486 (2 Henry Ferdinando Fairfax, son of Lord VII.) was one of the commanders of Fairfax. 3. Frances, married the Hothe King's army against the Earl of nourable Sir Philip Fairfax, brother Lincoln and his adherents in the battle of Sir Ferdinando. 4. Triphema, to of Stoke near Newark, where he had George, younger son of Sir Hugh the honour of that victory. He was Verney: and there were seven others. afterwards Speaker of the House of His Lordship's eldest son dying vita Commons, and Recorder of London, patris, the title went to his grandson being then Sir Robert Sheffield. He Edmund, the second Earl. The line married Helen, daughter and heiress of all the other eight sons failed, ex. of Sir Jobu Delves, and had Sir Ro- cepting one, who was born 1606, and, bert Sheffield, who married Margaret, marrying 1630, had Joseph Sheffield, daugbter of Sir John Zouchi, of Cod- Esq. born 1632 (7 Car. 1.) who, marnor, and had Edmund, who in the rying an heiress 1658, had Elizabeth, first of Edward VI. was advanced to born 1659, who in 1689 (1 Will. and the dignity of an English Baron, by Mary) married Stephen Cassan, Esq. the title of Lord Sheffield of Butter- of Maryborough, Queen's County, wick. This valiant and loyal noble- who changed the name of his antient man attended the Marquis of North- family estate to Sheffield; and from ampton in order to suppress an insur- this marriage the Cassans still scated rection at Norwich, and was there there are descended in a direct line. unfortunately slain. This Lord Shef- Edniuud, second earl above-menfield married Lady Anne Vere, daugh- tioned, married Lady Elizabeth Cran. ter of John, fifth Earl of Oxford, and field, daughter of Lionel Earl of Midleft Jolin, second Lord Sheffield, and dlesex, and died 1658 (9 Jac. II.) lear
ing John, third Earl, who was installed brief Memoirs he sent you, and as
one of the Privy Council; neglected beauties of the interesting Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulo- Church of this parislı” (Christ Church, rum of the North Riding of York, Hants.) An tour that renews all my shire : and one of the Governors of ardour, if indeed such feeling was in the Charter-house.
ang wise depressed; and I now turn His Grace married first, Ursula, again to repel the assaults of “ Amadaughter of Colonel Stawell and widow teur” with lio compion degree of conof the Earl of Conway, but had no fidence. I am an Englislınan ; and an issue : he married secondly, Lady admirer of thearts of my own Country! Catherine Greville, eldest daughter “ Amateur :"(LXXX. 523).-I am of Folk Lord Brook, and widow of not disposed to gire up my reliance Baptist Noel Earl of Gainsborough; upon mi. Moore's authority, in regard but by her he had no issue: he mar- io dales; thereiore Durlan with ac, ried thirdly, Catherine, widow of the in point of opinion, stamis where it Earl of Anglesey, and daughter of did.
to the dispute James II. (sister of Queeos Mary and about St. Denys, this matter will Anne) by Catherine Sediey, Coünless very soon be de ided, as the four of Dorchester ; by this lady, among Views of that Church, cow'engraving other children who died young, he under the patronage of Viajor Anderhad Edmund, born 1716, seventh son, are about lo be submilied to the Lord Sheffield of Buiterwick, fourth Publick. The Westfioni, and South (not fifth, as erroneously stated) Earl side, are already executed by that of Mulgrave, and second and last masterly hand, Howlett; the bast Duke of Buckinghamshire. He died front, and interior from West to East, at Rome in 1735, aged 19, and with bid fair for completion by the same him the honours became extinct. ingenious Artist ;-- then forthe mighty
The lines of Swift, Bourchier, Fair- claim of French “ superiority !"". As fax, and Verney, all failed; and if for the monuments of Lagobert and any descendant's still exist besides Lady Percy, I brought them into those from Joseph Shefield, Esq. comparison for no other reason (inau(which I am by no means disposed to
gre my wint of
“ candour aud vedeny) they must proceed, I should racity,”) than to make plain that Engsuppose, from those females whose lish Artists could do something in their inarriages I have been unable to enu- profession in the way of sculpture and merate: but this is mere maiter of decoration ; and I rather suspect the conjecture.
magnified Dagobert's memorial is not It was only Mr. Price's wish to lay a work of the date alleged, “ the thirbefore your Readers some informa- teenth century,” but of a far later tion relative to that truly noble and period, as it is not uncommon in Seshining character, John D. of Bucks, pulchral history to find the cenotaph and his writings; but he was by no of a deceased character erected or remeans prepared to enter the lists on newed over his relichs, long after his genealogical points. As you have passage from this transitory life. See done him the favour of noticing the the tombs of King Athelstan, Malms
bury ; and King Osrick, Gloucester; Century. After Salisbury, we natu-
Amateur” se- the Salisbury manner, seem to lose dulously turns aside from any thing some ground in competition for like professional detail of building grandeur in respect to the work of the against building, with regard to do gallery story; for while Salisbury sign, and arrangement of parts. No, teems with an infinity of colunns, no ; let him, as I have hinted before, Wells bears on its course only archi5 beware of that" In this “Ama- traves, thick set with mouldings. teur” condescends to accord with my The capitais, as well external as in“ ideas." What becomes of my op- ternal, indeed seem to be the most ponent's “ fairness of discussion;" and material deviation from those of Sa. who is now uilty of a “paltry lisbury,' as they are charged with fraud,” when he, in bringing forward much forid ornament, while those in my citations about English Portals, the latter Church are but partially and only instances that of Winchester, sparingly introduced. I shall not in when I had listed together York, Sa- this place bring in, by way
argulisbury, Winchester, Exeter, and ment, the choir division of the buildlastly, the astonishing one of Peter- ing : it appears to have undergone at horough ?-West Front of York Ca- soine late period considerable alterathedral. What then, “ Amateur” in tions, as the galieries are over-worked some sort, (though much against his with most elaborate decorations, in will) a'lows the palm of victory to buttresses, arches, pinnacles, and York Cathedral, as being superior to rich compartments to the spandreis of that of Rueims? Is then the man's the groins, &c. anti-national prepossession about to Viestminster Abbey Church ; date, humble itself, his proud stomach, big 1269. Unlike Salisbury and Wells, with the glory of French “superior- here is no West Front; cither with ity” in Art, coming down? Happy, regard to date or workmanship thrice happy, is this hour ; my re- (the present front Tudor worn) to ward for iabours past is near at hand, come in proof, so as to illustraie the and I am comforted !
Architecture of this period; therefore POINTED STYLE, &c.
we are directed to the more Eastera (continued.)
divisions of the North exterior of the Wells Cathedral; date, Thirteenth gase. The most obvious change froiu