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firable to lessen the imports, and swell and active people, of every class in the the exports

in value ; and it is further manufactory, to those states and coua. proved, that large quantities of our wool tries which are holding out their arms went to Ostend during the war, from for their encouragement and reception. whence it is probable much of it went

MERCATOR. to France. However, we have good authority to say, that in one fingle port Mr. URBAN,

June 8. more Britich wool is imported in time of

ON N a lowery day I find the proprio peace than the above account states as ety of your Miscellany's being the import of the whole kingdom. called is a Library Book ;' for it is in

The advocates for the exportation of fa&t in itself a Library; and I know not a our invaluable feece grant that a duty more pleasing literary lounge than turn: thereon would be an object to the reve. ing over the leaves of an old volume. nue: this proves that the wool is wanted And as every one who has been amused in France; and that it is a fine qua non in has a right, if he have opportunity, to some of their worsted goods is as certain. amuse others, I send two epitaphs, in Yet what wise legislature, for even 50 consequence of having accidentally peper cent, duty, would give up a national rused your vol. LII. p. 106, 306. gain of soo per cent, ! If we have corn Yours, &c.

EUGENIO. enough and to spare, it may be good po. licy to send it abroad, and agriculture EFITAPH in Chrift-Church Catbedral, may be encouraged by it ; but the allow Oxford. On a small and nea: Marble-ftore, or

tbe Pavement, in tbe Norib aile of ibe Navi, ance of a limited export of wool would

THOMAS HUNT, D.D. not be likely to pro luce the same effect,

Fellow of the R and A. S. S. as an increaled demand for wool would

Laulian Profeffor of Arabic, not be a sufficient inducement to the

Regius Professor of Hebrew, grower to enlarge his stock of thecp, un

and Jels he had also an increased demand for

Canon of Christ Church, the mutton. At present we have every

Died Octob. 31, 1774 ; reason to believe this country capable of

Aged 78. manufacturing its whole produce of woo! (besides what is imported from EPITAPH in ebe Cburcb-yard of Bromley, Spain); and when we consider, that for Kent, on a far pone in ite Soub Part. every pack lent away there is a loss of Hereunder lye the Remains of

Mrs. Avis HILDESLEY, employment and consequent gain of

Widow of the late Rev. about five times the natural value of the wool, this loss, calculated on thirteen

MARK HILDESLEY, M. A.

formerly Rector of Murston, I boufaud packs annually, comes to be a

and Vicar of Sittingbourn serious matter indeed, and the paris

in this County, rates mutt feel the consequence; thus

afterwards Rector of Wilton, the evil ultimately falls upon the land, in the County of Huntingdong though the blow was aimed at the ma

where he died in 1726. nufa&turing interest. Let our wool be

She had 16 children, exported, and then the grazier may also

born alive and baptized, seek a foreign market for his mutton, as

5 of them within thousands who now purchase it would

one year and 3 days. be deprived of the means. It is an ob

She died at Bromley College vious truth, that our manufacturers and

25 Nov. 1743, many of our merchants are not, like the in the sist Year of her Age. land owners, immoveably fixed to this country, so as to be obliged to submit to SOLAR ECLIPSE observed at HINCK, all the vicillitudes of its fi:uation, not LEY by Mr. ROBINSON, June 41 with standing their attachment to it will 1788, in the Morning.ru induce them to bear all supportable in Apparent time is 07 H. conveniences; yet, lould they have cause The beginning and jo to conclude, that the governing policy of

Middle cloudy it the nation has so far withdrawn its pro The end clear, at 8 54 25 teation from them, as to repeal or alter The morning was very unfavourable, those laws to which they believe they but, at intervals, the salar dilk presentowe a posibility of obtaining a conflanted itself with a great number of the emplos ment and subsistence in it, such maculæ of various fize and form, and a discontent might ensue as to cause too fome of them ut confiderable magnitude. goueral a migration of our most kilful

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June 12. though he is mistaken about the chapel; THE

'HE account of an original picture it was not in the Strand, but in Gray'sa

of Richard II. found by Lord inn Lane. But to the reflections of inLumley on the back of a door of a bạck fidelity which he throws on his characrocm, and presented by him to Q. Eli, ter, I cannot subscribe, as his behavizabeth, who directed Thomas Knevett, our confronts such an assertion. For, keeper of her house and gallery at did not he read the prayers of the Weftminster, to “put it in order with Church of England to his domesticks, the ancestors and successors," as she told when there was no clergyman present? Wm. Lambarde, 1601, is very curious But, had he been as loose in religion as (fee Thorpe Cuit, Roff. 91; Q. Eliz, Mr. Hume represents him, he would Progresses, 11. N. Y. 1601, p. 41). It have been more like himself. For is may deserve at least the hazarding a con- not this gentleman an advocate for Ajecture, that it is the identical portrait fill theism as well as Suicide? doth not he existing at Westminster, engraved, from assert, that the world owes its existence a drawing of Grisoni, by Vertue, for the to a fortuitous concourse of atoms ? and Society of Antiquaries ; from a drawing doth nor he speak of suicide in the luby Mr. Talman; and since, by Mr. dicrous way of turning a few ounces of Carter, in his No. XIV. Lord Lumley blood out of their natural channel? was, as her Majesty calls him, “a lo- What reficctions the Earl Mareschal ver of antiquities ;” and, as he rum may make on his character are not to be maged up all the monuments of his own regarded, as they come from fo worthfamily, he might stumble on the portraits lefs a character. For did not he attend of her. Majesty's predeceffors. 'D. H. the Spanish councils as a friend? and

was not be so base as to betray them to Mr, URBAN,

June 13 Mt. Pitt? This piece of treachery was AGE 397. you spell the family discovered by Mr. Pitt, when his profiding near Wigan, “ Bradsbangb."' opposed in the cabinet, which prevented

The miliake, I suppose, was owing to his return to Spain. What is laid about the provunciation. I will farther rec his cowardice can be refuted by a cloud tify you, by mentioning the following of living witnelles; for, after his defeat infornation I lately received from a at Culloden, when he was hunted from friend intimately connected with that mountain to mountain, he discovered family: " Sir John Bradshaw, knight, no dejection of fpirits, but appeared of Bradfiaw, living at the time of the more lively than any of his followers, Congrief: Ins lineal descendant, Wil and endeavoured to divert their grief by lian Bradshaw, a fecond fon, in the a long, &c. If you insert this, I thail reign of Edw. III, married Mabel, the send you a letter of the Duke of Bere daughter of Sir Hugh Norris, of Haigh, wick to the Duke of Firz James, dated near Wigan; in confequence, the name from Geta, August 7, 1734, which was changed to Biachingh. The eldest shews, a courage, when he was 1a, 1100 branch has been long excinct.”

often met with.

ANGLICUS. He further gives me this information, which i refer to your assiduity to afcer PICTURES QUE DESCRIPTION OF tain: “ The family of Bradshawe, from

LEWISHA M. which the famous Judge Bradhawe de THIS village is making a rapid in,

, in creale of inhabitants, and contra Chethire, at Townsend Hall; which quently is improving falt in building was pulled down, and the materials sold, and accommodation, Its agreeable dite in the year 1787. by John Booth of tance from town, to such as keep caso Congleton." They were an entirely riages, may be alligned as one reaton, different family, from a different coun among many others, why it is becoming sy."'. Yours, &c. BENEDICT. a fathionable relidence for gentlemca

in a respectable line of public office, or 'Mr. URBAN,

who nove in an extensive circie af A

LETTER of Mr. Hume s, p. 392, mercantile connection.

ailerts, that the Chevalier de Sc. Its beautiful situation in the first George was in England in 1753, and at Kertih valley-the excellent roads the Coronation, and that he renounced which interfect i-the river Raventa Popery at a chapel in the Strand. The borne lich haltens to the Thames at yeracity of theic facts I do not deny, its back, and the pleating itrean Wincia

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Fans close to the doors of the inhabi proaches more to the left, and furnihes tants in front, added to a fine chaly the ear with the animating found of ng. beate which offers health to the inva merous artists preserving the navy of lid citizen, give it a distinguished fu. England in its fuperlative point of dire periority over every other firuation at a tinction. And, to crown the whole, inBike distance from the metropolis. The clining a little further, the City itself waters which were once suffered to stag. rises with its majestic towers and not nate upon the greens, connected with only fills the eye, but furnishes the ima. the old roads, gave it the appearance of gination with the most exalred ideas of dampness of situation, and rendered it the grandeur, the riches, and the glory difreputable, as subjecting the inhabi of the British nation.

M. tants to agues. But such have been the advantages resulting from drawing off Mr. URBAN, the waters by a running fream, that an

BSERVING in the Index Iudica. goue does not occur to the idea of the traveller, and is scarcely known in the

made after a person, once well knowa neighbourhood.

by the name of Vulture Hopkins, and The foil is a fine gravel under a thin being willing to contribute any thing in fratuni of black mould, and confequently my power to the information and enter. is leis liable to a moist atmosphere than

tainment of your readers and the pube thofe of a contrary quality. It is seen

lick, how trifiing foever it may be, I to the greateft advantage from the hills have made what enquiry I could about which inclofe it, especially from that that worthy churacter, and now transwhich is called Vicai's Hill. The pro- mit you the following as the result of fpeéts which attract the eye from this

my retcarches : enchanting foot are interesting, exten John Ilopkins was a merchant in terrlive, and varied with almost every London, an Englishman, and resided objcct that infpire the mind with plea- in Old Broad-treet, nearly oppofite to fure. The chureii, diftinguished for its the spot where the Excite Othce now beautiful neatness and limplicity, is the stands; he got a vatt fortune in the fa. firit obje&t which meets the eye to the

mous year 1720, and was so generally right. From thence je patles up the distinguished by the appellation of vnivalley, and is relieved by the approxi- ture Hopkins, that several perfons, of marion of the Keni and Surrey hills em. whom, from their knowledge of the biacing each other with a gentle undu

world, I should not have expc&ted ir, Jacion. Upon the funnit of these the

were fully perfuaded that it was his eye ranges at large, interrupted at a

Chriftian naine. He was living at the gieeable intervals with the chicartui vile death of Sir Peter Delme in 1728 ; for lage and afcending Ipire.

at that time he conceived himfeif to be Before you lies Blackheath, with its the richest merchant in London, and, numerous' noble fears and villas. At in order to satisfy himself upon the tube the diliance of four miles Shooter's Hill ject, fent his attorney, Mr. Sneil, of nes abruptly. From hence we turn to

Laurence Pourtney Hill (one of the the left over Woolwich and Charlton, most relpeetable men that ever graced and fix again on the charming foliage the profellion of the law, father of the of Greenwich Park, where its Obierva- prelent William Sueil, eiq. of Claptory aims with dignity towards the hea- ham), to enquire of Sir Petvi's executors ven bich it unloids. From this the

what was the value of the property he eye falls on the fuperb colleges, thote had lete behind him. Many of your unequalled afylums for naval indigence readers will recolle&t Mr. Pope's lirand naval koth. A great part of this carm upon him in lustid moral genteel and populous neighbourhood is

epittle, " Of the Use of Ricles;" decir extendid on the banks of the where, clailing him with the Duke of Thannes-iraught with the riches of Wharron, Colonel Charieris, Japhet the slobr-unporting the luxuries of Crook, &c. &c. hc aiks, fpeaking of the Lalt and Wes-and bearing away richis, to distant worlds the niarks of British ingenuity and Brtib opulence, Still

What can they give to dying Hopkins heirs? 110ie ditiant are the gradual eminences together with the hillory that is given wiiih trin the boundaries of Ellex, of om in the marginal note, there lie and afforduz another agreeabie Ducha is described as “a citizen, whole rapaground to the pleasing landscape. city obtained him the name of Voiture The Royal Yard at Depttord ap. Hopkins. He lived worthiets, but did

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worth 300,000l. which he would give time, and was one of the legatees under to no person living, but left it so as not his will. I have thus given you a few to be inherited till after the second ge trifting and imperfect hints upon the neration. His counsel representing to subject, wishing those who have more him how many years it must be before knowledge to furnish you with any adthis could take effect, and that his mo. ditional inforınation that will be acney could only lie at interest all that ceptable.

Yours, &c. time, he expressed great joy thereat, and said, they would then be as long

Mr. URBAN,

June 16. in spending as he had been in getting HAVE lately stumbled on a singue it.' But the Chancery afterward fet afide the will, and gave it to the heir at pair of one of our finest monuments of law.” The will was contested by nis Gothic architecture, SALISBURY catheheirs, and set aside, at least in part, by dral, in the fust year of the reign of Hen. a decree of Lord Chancellor "Talbot, VI. 1423. Your learned readers will find who held the seals from Nov. 29, 1733, the original in Rymer's Fædera, X. 267; till his death in February, 1736-6; from wherefore I forbear giving you the whence it clearly appears, that Mr. king's writ at large, but thall state only Hopkins must have died some time be. the substance of it, which tets forth that, fore that noble Lord, but at what pre- whereas the stone belfrey, ftanding cise period I am unable to lay*, He left almost in the center of Salisbury caihto no iffue, and the perfons who obtained dral (campanile petroluw fans quafi in the principal part of his vast estate, I medio ecclefiæ catbedralis Sarum), of the understand to have been the three fol- foundation and patronage of the kings lowing : 1. John Hopkins, who was, of England, was in such danger of ruin, at the time of his relation's death, in that, if not speedily repaired, it would the humble situation of a farmer's ser- fall, and destroy the whole church, and vant, but came into the poffeffion of a do other mischief and damage : and revenue of several thousand pounds per whereas the revenues for repairing both annum, and resided at Brittons, near church and steeple were only a small Dagenham, in Eflex; he left a daughtert annual income, appropriated to that (who died 1787), the wife of Benjamin purpose by Richard Metford, the late Bond, esq. a Turkey merchant, by bishop, and nothing more, from the whom she had issue one son and heir, first foundation of the church to the of the same names, to which he has present time; the members of the added that of Hopkins, and is now church applied to the king for leave to member of parliament for Ilchester, and augment the said income by donations of proprietor of the estate of Pain's Hill, lands and tenements. The king grants in Surrey; he has been twice married, to the dean and chapter Icave to take and, if I nisake not, has only one and hold the same, with the advowforis daughter. 2. Sir Richard Hopkins, of churches to the amount of sol. per knt. alderman of Lime-ftreet Ward annilm, as well for the purposes of refrom 1724, in which year he was sheriff pairs, as for annivertaries commemo. of London, till 1735; he had a villa in rating the donors, or to any other utes Capworth-ftreet, Low Layton, in the appointed by the donors, notiviilutandiron gate of which his arins ftill are, or ing the statute of mortmain. lately were, 19 be seen. 3. A man of With this let us compare the followe the name of Hopkins, who kept a filo ing brief : versmithi's thop at the corner of Water Mar, 1, 1758. Whereas it hath lane, Fleet-street, was employed by been reprefented unto us, that the abhim as his agent or manager in his lite- bey or parochial church of St. Paui in

Malmbury, is a very beautiful, largs, * Mr. Hopkins dice! April 25, 1732 ; his and ancient fabrick, being built about will may be seen in our second volume, p. 832. He obtained the name of Poliure Hop- of ground, and is adorned in various parts

1100 years lice, and covers 60 perches Kiris, from his rapacious mode of acquring of it with curious wosk of different oshis imineuse fortune. Epit.

† Ancther of his daughters married the ders; that the church, at the difloluonly son of the late Wm. Haller, etc. of Cit

tion of monasteries, in order to preserve nons, whose daughter married the only fon fo venerable a tirucluie, was purchased of Sir Wm. Delben, bart, and pe flores a lar: e by the alderen of the faid' borougl, proportion of tliis fortune, which was atto and, notwithitinding the parishioners inuared between his other two daustiers. A have, from time to time, expended le. Hund daughter Wons will lo D. keniin, ety, veral arje dusns of 11Oncy Huduppuit or

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the said fabrick, yet the fame is now brief is in circulation. The briet for become very ruinous through length of Malmsbury is to be carried from house time, particularly the South walls are to house, a more effectual method of greatly decayed and bulged, and feve. obtaining its end, than the formal mode ral of the arches, together with the of hurrying it over in the desk*. roof, are become very rotten, and in As you, Mr. Urban, are a promoter great danger of falling into the church; of benevolent designs, I wish it was as the North walls are also shattered with much in your plan to take in subscripmany cracks and flaws, and not without rions for the repair of our ancient Godanger even in the foundation, and se. thic buildings, as for the relief of the veral pinnacles are already fallen in ; diftressed, or the reward of those wbo that the parishioners have, by a former devote their lives to plans of such relief. collection by virtue of his Majesty's I would assist you as far as words and letters-patent, collected the sum of 4701. descriptions could go, and wish I had 155. 11d. which suin is vested in the all the flowers, invention, and apoftro. three per cent. Consolidated Annuities, phes of modern oratory, to rekindle until they havc authority to collect a the fervor of our forefathers to preserve farther sum for the repair of the said and perpetuate religious Aructures in church; which, by the oath of James defiance of falfe cate and penurious Darley, an able and experienced archi, bounty, which takes every method to rect, who has vieived the church, and let them fink, if not precipitate them, estimated the charge of taking down a into decay. I would urge the picty of part, and repairing the same, will a. the founder Maidulf in the 7th century; mount 10 24411. 45. exclusive of the the eminent scholars his foundation has foresaid sum and the old materials-A produced t; the goodness of heart of brief to collect from house to house. Mr Stumpe the clothier, who bought Trultees : Sir James Tilney Long, bart. the abhey and church of Henry VIII. Thomas Estcourt Creswell, Charles and filled the former with woollen maWelly Coxe, Thomas Efcourt, esq. nufacturers, while the parish church vas Rev. Thomas Pollock, LL.D. Edm. pulled down or desecrated; and I would Wilkins, efq. high-steward, the alder descant how, as the center fpire of the men and capital burgeffes, the minister abbey-church fell dangerously in the 8'd churchwardens for the time þeing, memory

of man in Leland's time, so the William Sievenson and William Hil. West tower, and part of the nave conditch, gents. Feb. 26, 28 Geo. III.” tiguous to it, is now down, and litile

Does it not give you pleasure, Mr. more than two-thirds of the nave of this Urban, to see the good management of noble pile are now ftanding. But I the people of Malmsbury, and their muft content myself with referring your zeal to repair their ancient and vene readers to the view of it by Meffrs. rable church, which mourns the loss of Bucks, 1733, the thice by Capt. Grole, its munificent abbots? If Popcry had 1785, and the two beautiful ones, on a no betrer views, at least it adorned the larger Icale, by Metirs. Hearne and kingdom with some of the finest tem Byrne, 1736. ples, wherein, if God was not ferved with all the fimplicity and spirituality

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AY I be permitted to give a hint ness of devotion, impressions were cer (to the worthy Tradeinian who tainly made ou the most unthinking and has fet apart his profits for fume chari. uninformed minds.

table purposc), or rather to adopt one of But, not to make the church of a pathetic writer, in one of your late Malı íbury a party to religious distinc. numbers, in favour of the unfortunate tions, let us hope the zeal of its parichjoners, who pursue the idea of the good

* I could tell you an instance where the aldermen ai the dillolution, in saving it

officiating minifter, not the rector or vicar, from total deftruction, though they

refuses to red bricks, as urifit to be read in were obliged to pull down all ite East churches, and leaves them to the clerk, who,

to his credi, reads theni very well. Sirange or choir part to save expence, will not

inconsistence in a liigi-churchiman I as if soy pass unrewarded, and that the surviving thing relative to the cburcb was improper to part, or nave, may yet be saved from

be read in it. But so unguardedly do bigots the fate that has befallen the cathedial realiu ! of Hereford, and the ttiple of Eall 4. Aidheim, Duns Scotus, William of Grindeed, and now threatens that of

Malmibury. The burial Jaze of K. Alhel. Suiten in Surrey, for which iult a Dan wabere.

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