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priesthood, and three in Greek, on tures, as the probable productions of philosophy. The former seven the tbat inimitable Artist *. senate ordered to be carefully preserv- Doublless numerous valuable piced, the latter three to be publicly tures, that were painted by him in burned, as being found to contain the prime of life, still remain genematter subversive of religion.
rally unknown, in the hands of priHere, Mr. Urban, I stop for the vate individuals. These it is extremely present — with a proinise, that, if desirable to authenticate by all prothese are honoured with a place in per means, whilst the parties are liv. your respectable Miscellany, I will ing who know the private history of send a continuation for your next the pictures. With this view, Mr. Number.
JOHN CAREY. Nichols has very properly given a list
of genuine pictures by Hogarth which Mr. URBAN,
bave never been engraved, with miEnfield, Aug. 31.
pute particulars of several of the subIN N all the patents issued from the jects t.
Heralds”. College, the respective Ishall now, without farther preface, arms, crests, and supporters, granted, beg to introduce to the publick a exemplified and confirmed, are bla- picture hitherto unpoticed, now the zoned in the technical terms of the
property of Mr. Jobn Wbite, well science, which blazon may be consi- known for many years as the respectdered almost equally important with able bookseller in Fleet-street, which the depicted arms, &c. in the margin must certainly be generally allowed of the grant. A copy of the painted as a probable production of Hogarth, arms, &c. is made for the use of the and which
emineot connoisseurs seal and plate engraver, for the pan- have not hesitated to ascribe with nels of a carriage, and other purposes; confidence to bis pencil. but the blazon should always be writ. The picture is 2 feet high, by 2 ten at the bottom, or otherwise af- feet 5 inches wide. The subject I fixed, to accompany the pattern copy consider' as by no means a pleasing for the artist.' Bỹ not baving the ope; but it is so managed as bot in the blazon to refer lo, erroneous divisions least to be offensive to delicacy. It and positions of the bearings, omis.
represents a bed-room;
in which are sions, and other inaccuracies, frequent- a well-dressed lady, in a blue vest, ly occur. Various instances can be sealed on a bed, and a beau of the named.
age, io a scarlet coat, standing by her, Now the intention of these lines, in rather an interesting attitude. Mr. Urban, is respectfully to call the The figures are well painted. Ou attention of those in any way con- the left of the picture is a dressingnected with armorial bearings (if table; and in the opposite corner is they wish to be correct), that they another table covered with a cloth for are borne and used in conformity to
supper. Here is introduced a little inthe words and meaning of the grant ; cident, much in Hogarth's manner. and not to rely so much on second- A cat is on the table, with its back. band authorities, such as arms in
erect, who seems not to relish the in. shade (called by some relief), minute trusion of a dog, that is staring at her. engravings in books of Peerage, aud
The picture may be seen at Mr. other works, imperfect seals, sculp- March's, Fishing-rod and Tackleture, &c. &c. which io few instances
maker, 56, Fleet-street. N.R.S. can be depended on. H. C. B.
HAVE a painted Portrait by HoA in a lately published volume of garth, one of his early pictures ; Hogarth's Works, has introduced to the name Mary Scagel, or Scadel, the notice of his readers several pic- aged 70, 1724 ; she has but one eye.
Can your Correspondents furnish term) could hardly be said to have yet
me with information concerning such a character:
A. BEB. existed in the days of Numa, whose Salian bymus Quintilian describes (lib. 1, 6.) as * See Hogarth's Works, by Nichols, scarcely intelligible, in his time, even to 4to, vol. III, pp. 185–192. the priests who sang them.
of Ibid. pp. 171-184.
N esteemed Coadjutor of yours: I
so situated as to expose to the full THE HE Church dedicated to St. Mar- view of the incomparable High-street
tin, commonly called Carfax, nearly the whole of its Eastero front; from its situation, as some suppose,
which consists of three divisions, corat the meeting of the four main responding to the three ailes of the streets of Oxford, is a building of Church : these are separaled into small extent, yet of just and even Nave and Chancel (an arrangemeot excellent proportions, and displays sufficiently apparent in the outside some specimens of very ancient and, of the roof), with a Tower of good curious architecture. (See Plate I.), proportions at the West end. The But alterations were rapidly effected introduction of the highly - beautiful in the Pointed stile shortly after its architecture of the 14th century, obestablishment at the beginning of the servable in the principal windows of 12th century, which were practised the East front, and in the whole of on the then existing structures, whose the South aile, and the alterations of importance did not require that their the North, has removed only a small proporlions also should be adapted portion of the original antient edito the new order. This is exhibited in fice ; for the entire East and North the boilding now before us, which con- walls, with the lower balf of the tains that variety and mixture of stiles Tower, ,were doubtless built at the found, with very few exceptioos, in commencement of the 12th century: antient buildings. In the origiqal un- and those conversant with English adorned walls of this Church, several architecture will discover in the very elegant alterations were made by the curious buttresses and Northern winsubstitution of spacious windows, with dow of the East front, the remarkbeautiful and varied tracery, for the able square doort on the North side, chaste and plain lancet arches of the and in the design of the Tower,--a 12th century; a circumstance which peculiar character in the proportions, proves that the situation was occupied mouldings, and ornaments, belonging by an elegant edifice till the corrupt to that period, and not to a later. taste of ihe 17th century altered and Nor is the masonry of this most an. injured its form, character, aod, re- tient work unworthy of remark: the lative proportions. Succeeding times East and North walls are nearly twice have still more defaced this antient as old as that of the South aile, but structure ; and amidst many injudi- are yet far more substantial and cious alterations and vopecessary die strong; and to the decay of the South lapidations, only a portion of its ori- wall and its being the most seen, must ginally good architecture, variety of be chiefly attributed the fear of some form, and embellishments, appear un- accident, and the demand for a new disguised or perfect. But in the opi- Church. vion of some persons its.“ antiquity,”
The bold undertaking of opening ils " instability,” the." mixture of its spacious windows where only lancet urchitecture,” its “dulness and inele. arches were originally designed, bas, gance, demand neither our admiration in this Church, been executed with nor protection;" and because the un- peculiar success; and their magnitude skilful architects” of past ages appear and beautiful tracery, particularly to have wanted both *s taste and judg, that of the great East window, ex. ment” in the planning as well as in the cites no regret at these alterations, execution of their buildings,—not which in many instances have proved withstanding that the most antient dangerous and mischievous. On the parts of this Church have stood six South side are three handsome wincenturies,—it is to be destroyed, and dows, and between them, and a doua structure of supposed incomparable ble tier of small windows, is the door, beauty, in a new stile, raised in the once a pointed arch, but altered in improved taste of the present day the year 1624 to a heavy Doric fron
St. Martin's Church occupies, the tispicce. At the same time the pediNorth-west angle of the intersection, or crossing of the two streets, and is cornice of this door rests, and which were
+ The heads upon which the weather * On this subject see the remarks in perfect a few weeks ago, have since been p. 123. EDIT.
disgracefully, and, no doubt, intentionally,
mutilated. GENT. MAG, September, 1819.
the whole a parapet of carved blocks Tubidy i Marriages solemnized
ment of the East end was deformed of an interesting edifice. as it now appears, and the beavy chitecture cannot be considered unclock and chimes placed by its side. sightly, but the fittings are so in the The upper or clere story has four extreme; and if the walls are crippled, windows on the South, and the same the well-known causes are, the dilanumber on the North side, where, in pidations of the foundatious by graves, the aile beneath, are large windows, and the weakening of the columos to the most Western of them contain, make room for monuments. Still as ing tracery like the elegant East win- thege injuries come within the power dow of the South aile. The Tower of substantial repair, let it be hoped is without a door, but each side has that respect and veneration for the a long parrow window spreading to works of our ancestors will preserve a considerable width inside, wbere it this Church among the other edifices is quite plain, and sufficiently mag- of Oxford, the Palmyra of English sive to withstand a siege, if required. Architecture. ANTIQUARIUS. The upper story of the Tower is less antient; each side has a window, and Mr. URBAN,
THE question and battlements.
The architecture of the interior in a Church or Chapel built and of this Church is very poble. The consecrated since passing the Maraisles are separated by three arches riage Act in 1753, is of so great imon each side, supported by octagonal portance, that it deserves to be very columns, capitals, and bases, aod are seriously coosidered, and I know not beautifully proportioned, very lofty, where it can be belter canvassed than spacious and uniform.
in your pages, which circulate so wideThe division of the body and chan- ly amongst the Clergy. Your Correscel was formerly made at the most pondent who signs an “Old SurroEastern column of each side by a very gate," in p. 130, does not appear to elegantly carved wooden screen, por, me to have thoroughly investigated tions of which still remain unobscured the matter. With your leave then, I and uninjured; over this stood the wish to submit the following obserantieot rood-loft, but, together with vations, though I am sorry they will the screen, this also was removed, take up so much room. except the canopy, which is a richly- In the case of the King and Norlbcarved oak cove, quite entire. field, reported in Douglas's Reports,
The roof of the dave is aptieut, sub- and referred to by your Correspon. divided by arches and ribs, the whole dent, it was solemnly decided by Lord of it painted, and the cornice orna- Mansfield and the Court of King's mented with shields and arms.
Bench, after full consideration, that At the West end of the body, be- such marriages were void. There is fore the arch of the tower, and be- a pote at ibe bottom of the page tween the two entrancesto the Church, which may mislead those who do not stands the font, raised on a step. Its particularly attend to the expression, form is octagonal, with a nich and fi- and turn to the Acts themselves, as gure in each face; at the angles are it merely says that it renders marpannelled buttresses, aod on the pa- riages valid which had been solemnrapet quatrefoils and shields. In Ox- ized therein-the words “ had been," ford there are a few more antient being in italics. fonts, but certainly none morecurious, Mr. Christian, in his notes on Blacknotwithstanding that, belween wanton stone, mentions the Act of the 44th, injury and the white-wash of cen- but not that of the 48th of the King. turies, it is much defaced.
Mr. Stockdale Hardy quotes both, The absence of peatness, and con- and expressly states that all marri. sequent glooiiness, of the interior of ages in such 'new Churches or Chapels this Church, and above all, tbe use- since 23 Aug. 1808, are void. Jess bulk of the galleries, and ill- Neither of these Gentlemen take disposed cumbrous pews which oc- any notice of the difficulty which cupy much more room than is ve
may occur in proving such marricessary, are among the objections to ages, though the Acts declare them the present buildiog, but these may valid, if the Registers have not been be remedied without the demolition properly disposed of according to