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Remarks on Pinkerton's " Dissertation on the Goths,” 3. 307 Senigaglia. Calliopolis , in the Gulph These examples I do not offer with of Tarentum, is changed to Gallipoli; as much confidence; but I hope, from the are two other cities of the same name, previous ones, an argument is easily deone in Sicily, and the other on the ducible to prove all that I have affirmed Thracian Chersonese. Calagurris (Lo. in the premises. are), on the Ebruo, was the capital of Before I conclude, Mr. Urban, I the Valcones, who, after palling the. would fain gratify your readers with Pyrenees, gave their name to a pro- the etymology of the term which I have vince of Gåll, which is fill recognised made the fubject of this dutiestation, under that of Cascoyne. There was a

but must confefs my inability. The afo Gallicum in Spain, whose name is lost in sumed or surnames of a people are riore that of Cuera, on ihe Giallego; and ano- easily traced than the generic word, and ther in Macedon. now Callico. The are often mistaken for it. I proceed to Forum Gallicorum is now Caflel Franco; a remarkable example. The Romans and Calaria is Gaija, near Calerta. Ca. called more than one Gallic race by the lagaris, Calegum, and Calgaria, in Gaul, name of Cimbri, and the peninsula of are changed into Cazeres, Chailli, and Jutland, from which Galls were doubt. Cadieres;

and on the site of Calcaria, in less expelled, Cimbrica Cberfonesus. The Britain, Qands the English town of Tad word is the Roman orthography for cufer, Calle in Lufitania affumed, in Cymmar, which is the more common the middle ages, the name of Porio, and and familiar celm by which the Welsh afterwards, in conjunction with it, gave (as we call them) denignate theintölves the designation of Portugal to a kingdom.' at this day, as they do their language

I am ignorant what names the little by that of Cymraig. The words of this iflands of Gaulos, one by Alalta, and root may be thus traced and translated : one by Crete, have taken'; but the loan cymrnt, concordia, cymmar, fudalis, luuria Infulæ are called, by the French quali comrade (a word will retained in geographers, Iles des Corsairs. The the French, and thence ad ped into our jhand of Calymnu, one of the Sporades, language), nut froin their going ritains its ancient name. Of rivers, are troops, as our author luppoics, but to the Calycadnus in Cilicia, Callis in Ca- diftinguilla theinlelves from foreigners, ria, Galesus, now Galejo, in Italy; and deriving the name of their narson trom of mountains is Culpe in Spain, the Co. symmeryd, capere, accipere ; and thus lum of Hercules, on which is situated come cymmeryd, dignitas, æltinatio; the modern fortress of Gibraltar. And, 6mmerailwy, artimarus, &c. from all the examples of the custom of

Mr. Piokertoa norcs tele etymolothele universal citlers, I would infer, gies without remarking their analogi. that the country of Galliæa, on the Nor does he oblerve that the vaincs of Northern frontier of Palestine, ones its his friends, thc Gets and Guths, or, as name to them. When Saliapazar car.

the Romans called them, Guide and pied off the original inhabitants of this Gothi", are derived also from their region, he supplied their place with a way of life, and lignity the taine thing, colony of tirangers from his own domi. And yet, what is more obvious than nions; and, as they gave its present that they come from the Teutonic ye.b name to the territory, it is realouable to getzan, gei, got, gotient, and dcnote a believe that they were a nation of Galls people who profess to get territory by avho had leuled fomewhere in the vast expulfion of the natives. In the day's empire of Allyria. On the side of Pa, of violence and adventure, acquifition lefiine, next to Arabia Petrea, is a dire fignited right; and, in the language of trict diltinguished by the name of Gą.

our common-law, the terms conqueror laaduis, tioin a mountain called Ga- and founder are fynonimous. Perhaps laa:. And the country of Batanæa (a it would not plealc Mr. Pinkerton to conquest of the Iliaclites under Oy, learn that Scythian, whuch he venerates king of Batan) is separated from Lake Guoazereth by a narrow margin of land, whose :me was as avialagous to the name of

* Polybius tells us of another people, called Gavionitis, troin Gauion, a strong these as their way of life to theirs : “ They place at the Southern entrance.

fent amballadors also to the Gauis who lived

on the Alps and along the Rhone: these * That is, Gallo-.Juo;. Some may chule were called Gejutie, because their custom to derive the firit word from tra, though was to serve in arinies for a certain hire; for 11.cle is no other relation between the cu'O

this is what the nanie imports." Hampton's fun llic acidental dimilitude of found. Polyb. Gen. Hiit. b. II. ch. 2.

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fo much, as well as Scot (which is ob. ties into which the affectation of it vioufly durived from it), signifiis, in sometimes betrays its votaries *. fome of the Gaclic dialects, a wanderer, Yours, &c.

SECUTOR. though whether the appellative or the proper name is the parent of the o Mr. URBAN, Woodbridge, April 2.

OU mine.

pital Giver medal in the poffeffion In conformity to this principle of dise of the Rev. Mr. Carthew. The legend : ringuithing themselves by an appellation OPAVLVS Ą BERESTEYN LXXV AN. Significant of their habits or accidental

OVOLCKER NICOLAI LXIX. quabıries, the Gothic tribe which pre

Reverse : vailed over Gaul at the diflolution of the Roman empire, assumed the glorious O CONIVGES L ANNORVM POSTERIS dittin&tion of Franks, or freemen; and MONVM. RELIQVERVNT. O betowed the opprobrious name of Scla

Inner legend : ! or llaves, on another nation, CVRA DOMI : VIVAX CONCORDIA. which seized the provinces of the lower

clo.lɔc.XXIV. Danube. The terms are full retained Mr. Barrington, in his Observations by the posterity of each, though any on Ancient Statutes, has these words, cause of ieproach on one side, or envy fol. 293, note : "I have been informed on the other, has long since been de- that, when a man and his wife have ftroyed.

been married in Germany fifty years, i was this principle that induced the there is a sort of second marriage celepeople of the Lower Rhine, in a more braced with the greatest festivity. As remiste age, to call themselves Germans, also, that in Holland, after a man and or, as the Romans termed them, Ger- his wife have been married 25 years, mani, ilar is, guerre mar, quafi warrior, there is a folemnity which is called a and which we full continue to them. Plver marriage ; after so, it is diguihed And thus, amidst the confusion of na with the nanie of a golden one." The tous sihich came down upon the empire above fully accounts for the occasion of in the 4th and sih centuries, those who Itriking this medal. Yours, &c. R. L. occupied the countries of the Viper Rhine, Suabia, and Allice, took the

Mr. URBAN, or men of all tribes. which is till retained by A MONG the many advantages ac

cruing to fociety from the publica. the French as a designation for the tion of your Miscellany, one of the whole Teutonic people, with as little principal is, the opportunity it affords propriety as we observe in extending to of gently exposing, in a general manner, them the term of Germans.

errors and improprieties that should be The truth is, that the generic name noticed and checked at their beginning, of all the nations inhabiung the regions before they become too deeply rooted beyond the Rbinc and Alps, and speak to be irradicated; and this is often done ing the same language, is ncither Gere by means of your Magazine, and theremans, Allemans, Scythians, Geis, nor

* Example. “ Chap. II. Part. Il. The Goths, but Teichers, and of their Germans were Scythe. First grand argucountry Teichland.

The former word ment froin identity of language. This may the Romans, according to their custom, be proved as follows. We have a venerable futtened into Teurones; but it is Bill monument of the Scythic or Gothic language retained by us in the term Durch, which in the Gospels translated by Ulphias, buhop we beltow peculiarly on the Batavian of the Goths in Mælia, in the year 367. provinces.

Another fragment, containing part of the Thus, Sir, I have endeavoured by Tapifle to the Romans, has been lately wiscoseveral inductions (perhaps too many

vered in the library of Wollenbuttle; and for the patience of the reader) to disco. other fragments of the Gothic language have

also been found, for which see Mr. Lye's ver truth, as well as 10.deieet the erTors of a work in which the author's All these remains, as being Gothic, are Scy.

notes to his edition of the Gothic Gospels. judgement leems as much impeded by thic: for it has been incontestably proven, crudition as pervested by a very whim that Goths and Scythæ are synonimous terms. hcal modification of humour. If I for the same people.” Pinkerron. have noe ubierved the accuracy of logi. + See plate Il. fig. 1.-For the other fical mellud, á leave cicaped tlic absurdi. gures in that place, see p. 321.

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A Clerical Error reprehended.-Irich Bishops transplanted. 309 fore it is that I address you on a matter dressed leaves the church with a deterof serious importance.

mined resolution to revenge himself on I do not lodge any complaint, Mr. the parfon the first opportunity, and to Urban, against the superior clergy; they ridicule him on every occafion; and are all, or most of them, men too libe- here is the foundation fixed of a lasting ral-minded, too well-informed, and too enmity betwixe the clergxman and the well-acquainted with the world, to fall parishioner. into a practice so derogatory to the ho I do not mean, by any thing I have nour and interest of the church, as is said, to infinuate that there is any imthe one I have to reprehend. I am sorry propriety in preachers endeavouring, in to observe, that there are men among general, to correêt the vices of the age, the inferior clergy, who, to gratify any and the faults to which mankind are pique they have chanced to imbibe subject : lectures to this purpose are against an individual of their parinh, highly laudable. My only intention is, will compose and preach a sermon pur to declaim against offensive and indecent posely for the sake of lashing that partie personalities, that are disgufting, unacular person, applying to that one end vailing, mean, and ludicrous; and to all such words, maxims, and phrases of observe, that persons who only go to Scripture, as can possibly be wrested and hear divine service should previoully diturned to the point wherein the chastised vest themselves of all enmities, heartobject has offended. What can this be burnings, jealousies, and resentments ; called, Sir, but malicious railing, couch- and, if this is to be expected from the ed in holy language? How little did the hearers, surely it is the least that can be Sacred Hittorians and Apostles imagine expected from the minister. to what purposes their words and mean

Yours, &c. ALKMOND. ings would be perverted! To consider this extraordinary kind of oratory in a Mr. URBAN, moral lightis foul on an adversary in a place, and at a tine, AS. Bifbop Preston's request to be when he is restrained by every law of to St. David's has not been complied decency and cuftom from defending and with by the Miniltry, who were, it vindicating himself; and this may very leems, unwilling to make, or rather to juftly be deemed a species of cowardice sevive, such a precedent; it may be an peculiar to some members of the church. amusement to some of your readers to On reflecting on such conduct seriously, be informed how many prelates have one finds it repiece with confequences of been removed from Ireland to England, the most pernicious nature. What im- and who was the la!t to whom this inpretlions can exhortations to forbear. dulgence was granted. I have therefore ance, meekness, benevolence, philan. cranimiered the underwritten lift, which, thiopy, charity, humility, forgiveness, I am apt to believe, ir ay be accurate as and Chriftian unity, make upon a con tar as it goes, though poslibly not coingregation, that come from the mouth plete, from my not having an opportuof a Preacher, who vents his 1pleen, niry of consulting Ware, De Prælulibus spight, ill-nature, and resentmenis, in Hiberniæ. the pulpit? can fuch behaviour contri 1. 1323. John de Eglescliff, a Do. bute towards fupporting the dignity of minican isiar, irom Connor to Landalf, the clerical character, and the reverence by Papal bull. lie was ejected from his due to the church? what force can the bishoprick in Ireland during a civil war. precepts of a man of this disposicion (Gouwin, edit. Richardlon, p. 606, not.) have upon his hearers? In regard to the 11. 1362. Roger Cradock, a triar orator himself, what service can these minor, from Warcitoid to Landalt, by perional lectures do him? They can Papal bull. (Ibid. p. 607.) have no other effect than that of ren 111. 1376. John Sivattam, a winite dering him ridiculous and odious to his friar, from Coyne to Bangor, by Papal adverfary, and contemprible to his con bull. He Olcained this favour in corgregation. To conclude: the people, fequence of his having distinguished himacquainted with the circumstances that felt by his writings against the followers have given rise to such a discourse are of Wickliffe, (ibid. p. 623.) thocked at the profanation of the pulpit IV. 1395. Ruberi Wandby, from and facred function; thole who are not, Dublin to Chuciiciter. He attended the hind the oration urterly incomprehensi. Black Prince into foreign parts, and was bic; and the person to whom it was a prumuted to the sec of Aire in Gaicony,

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