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&c. from the Usages of the East. ........, 27 Proceedings in the late Session of Parliament 65
THE DETECTED, a Periodical Paper, No. VII.34 dom, 78.- London and its Vicivity........80
and an Old Building at DUNNINGTON, in Leicestershire.
We reluctantly decline printing the which has part of “The Preface." That long and well-written Letter of Sigis- Preface, which purports to be an adMONDA; but it would produce a never dress to the clergy from one who calls
nding altercation on a subject which them “ deare brethren,” is subscribed has already been carried too far. “ From my house at Cantorbury, the
Vicinus writes, “ Though the case of xvi of July. In the yeare of our Lord. Thomas Redmile was never doubted by M. D. Ixvi.” Then follow some Prayers. any one, who read the statement, and The first part of the Work, which is a observed the result, I cannot hesitate to Postill, contains 312 fol, on the verso comply with the request of your Cor of the last of which is-" Here endeth respondent:
the fyrste part of the Postille.” The se“We, the Minister, Churchwarden, cond part begins thus-" The seconde Overseer of the poor, and Surgeon, of parte of this Appostell, beginnyng at the Bourn, to which Dyke is an hamlet, have firste Sondaie,” &c. and contains 195 not the smallest hesitation to corrobo- fol. At the end is “Thus endeth rate by our official signatures the truth, the Postill upon al the Gospels that he and shall be very glad to find that this redde in the Churche thorow out the our testimony is instrumental in adding yeare on the Sondayes. To God the to the subscriptions already received. Father," &c. -Our Correspondent has
John NICHOLSON, Minister of Bourn. examined two Postills in the British
above, the one being a translation of a WILLIAM SIMPSON, Surgeon."
work of Hemmingius, and the other of C. R. wishes us to notice an Error in one of Chytræus, by Arthur Golding : the edition of a Delphin Classic generally but neither of them corresponds with that put into the hands of youth.
" The in his possession; nor can he find a deerror lies in a
note upon the word scription of any in Ames's Typographical Crotoniensem, which occurs in the “Bel. Antiquities which does. Strype, in his lum Catilinarium", of Sallust, page 35.
Annals, under the year 1569, bas a renote a. — “ Crotoniensem.] Duæ fue- ference, not very distinct, to different runt urbes in Italia, Croton aut Croto Postills written and published about this na, nominatæ ; altera in extremâ Cala- time, and specifies that of N. Hemminbriâ ad ortum, altera in Umbria.”—The gius. It would be a gratification to our Author of this note commits a twofold Correspondent, to obtain the title, and mistake ; first, by saying there were two the general subject of the Contents up cities of this name, as it will be found to the place where his copy commences. on a survey of the Map of Italy, that He bas less hope with respect to an imthe city, in Umbria, to which he evi- perfect duodecimo copy ofthe Hore secundently alludes, was named Cortona, not dum usum Sarum. It wants the title, Crotona. Secondly, By placing the real and the month of January in the CalenCroton or Crotona in Calabria, since it dar. It has no colophon; but on the was situated in the territory of the Brutii, last leaves of the signature b, has the on the coast of the Tarentine Bay. See following English directions at intervals Lloyd's “ Dictionarium Historicum, -" whan thou goest first oute of thy hous Geographicum,” &c. Lempriere's Clas blesse the sayeng-whan thou entrest in sical Dict. and Dr. Patrick's Celarius. thothe chirche, say thus - whan thou
ANTIQUATUS asks when the Antient takest holy water say th! — whan thou Church Text Characters came first into begynnesth to proye thus begynne keneuse, as also those of the Court Hand lyng" — and, a little after, “hore inteand Old English. It is much to be re merate beate Marie Virginis secundum gretted, he observes, that the above usum Sarum.” It has borders of grotesmentioned characters are now almost ques throughout. Several of the plates lost; and at the public law offices where are nearly the same as those which are the Records, &c. till very recently were
exbibited in Dibdin's Decameron, vol. I; written in court-hand, they have substi- and one is exactly the same as that given stuted the common hand, and often in a. 65. The character is a sharp Gothic. stead of that, printing.
He does not find any book answering to J.M. wishes for information respect this in Gougb’s British Topography. ing a book in his possession wbich Mr. BELLAMY's Account of Marston wants the title, and of which the fol. Magna, with a view of the Church, in lowing is a description. It is a thick our next; with a Memoir uf the late quarto, and begins at signature a. ji. Isaac HAWKINS BROWNE, Esq. &c. &c.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,
For JULY, 1818.
The the support of the uarivalled
moeans, so much wanted, for the Repair Ypen
, attributing Changes in the
THE veneration which attaches us be exercised, on an occasion every way
so worthy of it. They cannot, I trust, Civil and Ecclesiastical Establishment
be indifferent to the success of a meaof the land we live in,-and our re
sure connected as this is with the best gard for Ecclesiasticas Architecture, Interests and Character of the Diocese
of Chester. -are powerful motives for laying before our Readers the following
“I would recommend that the SerCircular Letter from a Prelate who the present or the following month.
mon should be preached in the course of is deserving of every commendation, « The Donations which you may re
“ Rev. Sir, Palace, Chester, July 1, ceive, as also the amount of your paro“ With the full approbation and con
chial Collection, will be published in currence of his Royal Highness the the Papers, and may be transmitted to Prince Regent, acting in the name and
the COMMITTEE, at WILLIAM WARD's, behalf of his Majesty, I issue this Cir. Esq. REGISTRY OFFICE, Chester. Í cular to my Clergy; and request you
am, Rev. Sir, Your Friend and Brother, to preach a Sermon in your Church, and
George H. CHESTER.” to make a personal application through your
recently of our Cathedral,
per, “ It may perhaps be unnecessary for climate of England to certain circumme to apprize you, that the Funds of stances connected with the Polar Ice. the Capitular Body are unequal, even The statement is certainly ingenious, to the annual Expenses of the Cathe- perhaps accurate; for the fact may dral, much more to the Repair of it. have ensued in former ages, as well as From this cause, and from an anxious wish on the part of the Dean and Chap- teresting to state, from the Chroni
the present; but it may not be unin. could accomplish, they have become in clers, the Seasons which have been
found to affect this Island in a serious volved in a considerable degree of Debt. An accurate Survey and Estimate have degree. been inade by Mr. Harrison, the Archi Long Winter injurious. In 1111 tect; and from these it appears, that at
the winter was long, hard, and severe ; least 7,0001. are required for the decent which much injured the fruits of the repair of our ancient and venerable Fa- earth. Chron. Saxon. 217. Ed. Gibs. brick. Unless something be done-and Immoderate autumnal rains inju. done soon, the Building must inevitably rious. In 1116, The Saxon Chronifall into a state of disgraceful Dilapida- cle says, “ This was a very miserable tion. Such a circumstance would un
.year, and hurtful to the crops, by doubtedly excite a strong feeling of re
reason of immoderate rains, which gret in the mind of every Friend to our began about the beginning of August, Ecclesiastical Establishment: It would, and much vexed and afflicted the naI am sure, be more peculiarly painful to those who are locally interested in the tion, till Candlemas.” Id. p. 219. welfare and credit of our Cathedral
Iu 1124 was another bad season, and Church.
corn very scarce ; but the particulars “ With confidence, then, I make this of the weather are not expressed. appeal to the Clergy and Laity of my
Id. 227. Diocese; humbly but earnestly request Stormy seasons injurious. In 1085 ing, that their wonted Liberality may there was a very late barvest; and
such a quantity of thunder and light North wind in Spring. In 1258 (of ning, that many persons perished in which year before) the North wind consequence. Id. 187.
blew from April to May and most of In 1089 a great earthquake ensued : June ; so that the crops rose very a late harvest, and the corn not got thin above the ground. The harvest in till Martinmas ; in many places failed ; and there was a sad mortality later. Id. 196.
among the poor. (Id. 838.) In this In 1095 another bad season, and dreadful year about Trinity Sunday a in 1103 another, but no particulars pestilence broke out; and through ihe specified. Id. 203, 211.
excessive rains, the barvest was so In 1112 was a remarkable plentiful late, that in many parts of the kingyear, no cause given.
dom it was not housed till the end of In 1114 a comet appeared in May: November; and the quarter of corn there was such a want of water, that rose to 168. jo those days. Id. 832. people, pedestrians and horsemen, These two years, 1957 and 1258, crossed the Thames, East of London present some couclusive facts. An ex. Bridge. In October and November cessive rainy Autumn was followed were very violent winds. Id. 217. by a fine winter. A very frosty spring
Violent rains, followed by hard ensued, and was followed by another frosts, thereby corrected. In 1093 very wet' autumn.
The cold prethere was a fall of raip beyond me vented the growth of the young corn; mory. The winter succeeding, the the rain blasted wbat did appear. So rivers were so frozen, that they were that two wet autumns, with an interpassable by meo on horseback. (M. vening cold spring, are assuredly very Paris, p. 14.) Accordiog to this bad. year, beavy autumnal rains require Charles II. said of the climate of frosts to prevent injury.
England, that there never was a day Thunder at the commencement of in which it rained so incessantly that Spring portending a wet Sunimer. In a person could not take a dry walk 1233, 10 Cal. Apr. there were ter- for one hour, out of the twenty-four. rible thunders, and during the whole There is reason to think, from the Summer there was such a quaotity particular notice of raio taken by the of rain, that, according to the Chro- Chroniclers, that it was not antiently niclers, even river fish were produced so common as pow. in the water collected by stagnation, In 1296 says, Ralph de Diceto, around the corn, through the swell- continual fall of showers throughout ing of the brooks.” Id. 324.
England for three days terrified Wet seasons, followed by high many,” (Decem Scriptores, 697.) The winds. In 1223 there was such con reason was well fouuded, for in 1286 tidual rain through all the months of a terrible storm of rain, thunder, and the year, and inequality of tempera- lightning, fell upon St. Margaret's day, , ture, that the corn did not ripen till which so drowned the crops, tbat cora very late, and the crops were scarcely rose in London from three-pence a housed in November. lo January bushell to two sbillings. Deceni Scripthere were violent storms of wind. tores, 2468. M. Puris, 269.
From these scattered facts, it ap. Fine Autumn and Winter followed pears, that cold Spriogs and wet Auby Frosts in Spring, its consequences. tumns are the most ungenial to this In 1258 the Autumn continued fine Country, at least so far as concerns the till the end of January, so that there results of tillage. Our late plentiful was not a sign of frost. But from years have been distinguished by hard Candlemas to Lady-day, the North wiatry frosts, warm springs aboundwind set in, with intolerable cold and ing in showers, dry summers and au$now, so that many young cattle were tumns. It is not perhaps, after all, the destroyed, and there was a general de quantity of rain, which does us so struction of sheep and lambs. Id. 826. much injury, as the privation of sun;
Autumnal rains how injurious. and it is an unnoticed fact, that duThe year 125T was a very barren ring our two last rainy years, the wet year, for the autumnal rains de bas much resulted from changes of stroyed the whole benefit of the the wind, suddenly, in opposite direcSpring and Summer. It was conti- tions; and this was assuredly the nually rain and fog from Autumn to cause of the drought in the North in Candlemas. Id. 822.
1816. The rains came in bere with
Hyumbe.cof the Annales Ency be alone of the much mnerit.
South and South-Westerly winds: but England, Dawson Turner, Esq. Mr. before they could proceed to the Bal- Dibdin intends publishing a literary tick, and adjacent countries, were and bibliographical Tour through blown back again by a North and France, Germany, and the NetherNorth Wester.
lands; a design which is too much in It is certain, that the winds are very
uoison with that kind of study to well understood by Philosophers; and which I have devoted my life, not to the effects of the variations of the bave cemented our connexion, and Polar Ice upon temperature, by infer our intercourse has now become an ence, upon the rarefaction or conden- intimacy. Mr. Dibdin bas shewn me sation of air, so as to affect the ac the beautiful drawings which he had tion of the winds, in certain direc- executed at Caen, Falaise, Brieux, tions, are facts, if ascertaioable with Rouen, and other places, formerly in philosophical precision, of much mo- the possession, and the residence, of ment; for upon the propensity of any the English. They are executed with country to wet or dry seasons, depends admirable accuracy and truth, by Mr. its respective capacity for agriculture Lewis, an English artist, whom he or pasturage. If the former should carries with him. Mr. Dibdin was predominate for a long time in this also desirous to make drawings from country, the grazing husbandry would some manuscripts, and to describe perhaps proportionally increase. some rare books, in the Royal Library; Yours, &c. WEATHER-WISE. my fellow librarians and myself af.
forded him all those facilities which Mr. URBAN,
we think it a duty to afford every
one, but which becomes a source of AVING a
real pleasure exerted in favour clopédiques, a French periodical pub The 17th of Jupe drew near; the ficatiop, I was not a little surprized to anniversary of that day on which the find in it an account of a dinner given Marquis of Blandford (now Duke of at Paris by our countryman, the Rev. Marlborough) obtained for 6.2260. DIBDIN, on the 17th of last month,
the celebrated edition of Boccacio, on occasion of the Anniversary of the printed by Valdarfer: this purchase Roxburghe Club. As it may afford
gave birth to a singular institution, some amusement to the members of the anniversary of which Mr. Dibdin that association, and to your Biblio
was pleased to commemorate this year maniacal readers in general, ! send in Paris, at the same moment that its you a traoslation of the chief parts
Members were assembled in London of it.
for a like purpose. To this enterDioner given at Paris on the 17th of tainment he bad invited M. Denon, to
June, 1818, the Anniversary of the whom France is still indebted for a
several of the guardians of the Royal Among the foreigners of distin- Library, as Messrs. Vaupraet, Langlès, guished reputation now in Paris is Gail, and Millin. Literary bistory, the celebrated bibliographer, Mr. Dib and bibliography, it may readily be din, the author of the Catalogue of anticipated, became an inexhaustible Earl Spencer's Library. The titles of source of conversation. The meeting Mr. Dibdin's works will be found in presented a mixture of mirth and grathe Biographie des Hommes vivans ; vity, suitable to a feast of the Muses; but they are scarcely known out of and, in the words of the old proverb, England, on account of their price “the guests were more than three, and rarity. As the King's Library and less than mine." M. Gail recited possesses the whole of them, I will on the occasion some Latin verses, of here mention the four last, viz. tbe which the cheering on drioking the Bibliomania; the Typographical Anti toasts prevented the company from quities; the Bibliotheca Spenceriana; feeling all the wit and spirit at the and the Bibliographical Decameron. moment; but they will be printed in
Mr. Dibdin, already known by his the Hermes Romanus.