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« Omnibus hanc catam visuris vel audi. the minds of the wealthy with the dir.

turis, Willielmus filiys Drogonis falutem. tress of the poor clergy, as I am of opi- Noveritis quod ego dedi & quietum clamavi pion that some means might be taken at

de me & heredibus meis in perpetuum, & hac Irait to keep them from the mifery of hus Willielmum filium Gilberti filii Rolf de

cama confirmavi, Deo & Abbatiæ de Neuwant, if not to provide for them more

Wiveleiby, hominein meum, cum tota se. ampiy. I trust Mr. Pigott will excuse

quela sua, & omnibus catallis suis ubicunque the liberty I have taken by advancing his

fuerint inventi; ita quod ego nec heredes name, as the cause will be to him a mo.

mei de cetero aliquod jus vel clamium in nument of perpetual honour.

eodem Willielmo, aud in predicta sequela Yours, &c.

AGE. sua, vel in fuis catallis, habere potuerimus.

Et fi forte aliquis dictum Willielmum, five Mr. UBAN,

sequela sua vel catalla sua, de cetero calumn. HE well-founded partiality I have niavit, vel in eodem clamiuin habere volu

for your Magazine, and the erit, ego & heredes mei tam dictum Willi. feigned refpect I bear to your candid and elmum, quam sequelam, cum catallis preBeamed correfpondents, induce me to an nominatis, tam versus eundem, quam versus {wer the question which one of them has

alios homines predicte Abbatie warantez ibi.

mus. Hanc autem donationem, quietam cl:propofed about the letters subjoined to

mationem & confirmationem feci predicte the three Dedications of Bellendenus.

Abbatie, pro falute anime mee, anno GraTwo persons were concerned in conduct.

tie mo. cco, xxx quinto, ad festum Sancti ing the edition, but the Preface was

Bartholomei. His teftibus, Galfrido Priore written by one of them only. They a

de Yreby, Johanne de Botherby, Willielmo gree in their political sentiments, both of

de Beleiby, Waltero de Beleiby, Alano de men and incalures, and each of them

Beseby, Alano de Bernolby, Willielmo de wished to thew his respect for the gen Bernolby, & aliis.” ticon to whom the work is dedicated. The initial letters of their respective Mr. URBAN, Chriflian names, and the final letiers of BEING acquainted with the Mrs. their turnames, were at first printed. It Shepherd mentioned p. 54, I take was thoughi, however, that those letters the liberty to mention some things that, might lead to a discovery which they I think, are mistaken in the account there Niined in avoit: and theiefore the first given of her. Soon after the was first Towels of their Chrifiian and surnames taken ill, and supnosed to be at the point wer: fubstitured, as being less exposed of delivery, Dr. Bamber, then an emi. to jo vidious coa-Etur?'. I beg leave to nent physician in the midwifery line, was arture your correspondent, that in the applied to, and attended her at certain choice of a signature I never intended the periods when she was supposed to be taimallest aticipe

conceit, 'or the

ken in labour, when, after a few days flighise ît allutio: to any clailical suivjel. confocment, it came to nothing, and the

ferint má, Mr. Urban, to add, that appeared in her family again; but could alate Translation of the Preface was un not walk out of the houle. She had all ez iiaked wjihout my koowledge; and, the fvriptoms of a woman very big with aliowah I am far from thinking, unfar child, at times seemed chearful and eaty; routiny of the 11 a fazor's abiiltjes, I but Dr. Bamber never did her any effcc. ai concerned and displealed, that he has tual service, though he attended the poor ict before Eaglich leader's what I had woman at certain times, when she was Weittia nu a icainer language, and wished presumed to be taken in labour, during tu by read by scholars only. Some. the remainder of his life.--Upon Dr. eling oi this kind I had, in jusiness to Bamber's death, application was ipade to Wouli, but in the Prelace ; and tu Joshua Ward, of tamous memory, who tuke readers who know not my delicacy, gave her something which occasioned the or inglie chaplie my veracity; the mis.

molt profuse sweats; and then, or foon takes ithich occur in the Englifh traní. after, many small hones, resembling lation will appear as decisive proots that thole of a child, came from her by deI tuially unconcerned in it.

grees, which she kept by her in a box, Your:, &c.

A. A. and used to show to her friends and ac

quaintance : and soon after she was reMr. URBAN, B. M. Fib. 20. duced to her ordinary size, and able to I

SEND you a tranfcripi of an ancient walk as far as Illing on at a stretch, al

rezd illudrti:c of the tia:e of Sla thougii she had not been further than a cry in Eng anu. S. A. c.ols the room for so many years.




Particulars of Mrs. Shepherd-Traits of Athenian Stuart. 95 Soon after this, myself going into the language, and his unparallelled strength country, was not so converlant in Mrs. of mind carried him into the familiar atto. Shepherd's family, though the lived some ciation with most of the sciences, and years after ; but have some reason to chiefly that of architecture. doubt that part of the relation which in. His stature was of the middle fize, but forms us of her accession to fortune; athletic; of robust constitution, and a and the rather, because her husband was natural courage invincible by terror; and reduced to become a beadle of the ward a bold perseverance, un shaken by the most or parish, and Mrs. Shepherd herself poignant diffaculties. kept a small shop on Snowhill, and The following fa&t may serve as a seemed always to be of an easy, placid proof of his fortitude: disposition ; but whether the fell into the A wen had grown to an inconvenient unfortunate circumstances mentioned be- fize upon the front of his forehead. One fore her death, I have not heard. day being in conversation with a surgeon, Yours, &c.

H. whose name I much regret the having

forgotten, he asked how it could be reTraits for tbe LIFE of sbe late moved. The surgeon acquainted him

ATHENIAN STUART. with the length of the process; to which AMES STUART, Esq; was the son Mr. Stuart objected on account of its ir. whose death his wife and four children, could not cut it out, and then it would of whom Mr. Stuart was the eldest, were be only necessary to heal the part. The totally unprovided for: he exhibited at a surgeon replied in the affirmative, but very early period of life the seeds of a mentioned the very excruciating pain and Itrong imagioation, brilliant talents, and danger of such an operation. Upon which a general thirst of knowledge : drawing Mr. Stuart, after a minute's reaction, and painting were his earliest occupations; threw himlelf back in his chair, and said, and these he pursued with such unabated “I'll sit ftill, do it now."— The operaperseverance and industry, that, while tion was performed with success. yet a boy, he contributed very essentially With such qualifications, though yet to the support of his widowed mother and almost in penury, he conceived the desiga her little family, by designing and paint. of seeing Rame and Athens; but the ing fans for the late Goupee of the Strand. ties of filial and fraternal affection made

Some time after, he placed one of his him protract the journey till he could enfifters under the care of this person as his sure a certain provision for his mother, fhop-woman, and for many years conti- and his brother and second filter. need to pursue the lare inode of main His mother died: he had soon after taining the rest of his family.

the good fortune to place his brother and Notwithstanding the extreme pressure sister in a situation likely to produce theia of such a charge, and notwithstanding the a confortable support; and then, with a many inducements which confiantly at- very scanty pittance in his pocker, he fuc tract a young man of lively genius and out on foot upon his expedition to Rome, extenfive talents, he employed the great and thus he performed the greatest part est part of his time in those studies which of his journey ; travelling through Hol. tended to the perfecting himself in the land, France, &c, and stopping through art he loved. He attained a very accurate necessity at Paris, and several other piacos knowledge of anatomy; he became a cor in his way, where, by his ingenuity as aa sect draftsman, and rendered himself a artist, he procured some moderate tup: master of geometry, and all the branches plies towards prosecuting the rest of his of the mathematics; fu necessary to form journey. the mind of a good painter : and it is no When he arrived at Rome, he made less extraordinary than true, that neces. himielf known to the late Mr. Dawkins tity and application were his only instruc- and Sir Jacob Bouverie, whole admirators; he has often confessed that he was tion of his great qualities and wonderful forft led into the obligation of studying perseverance secured to him their patrothe Latin language by the define of un. page; and it was under their auspices that derstanding what was written under prints he went on to Ashens, where he republished after pictures of the ancient mained several years. During his refimasters.

dence here, he became a master of archi. As his years increased, fo his informa. tecture and fortification; and, having no tion accompanied their progress; he ac limits to which his mind could be required a great proficiency in the Greek stricted, he engaged in the ariny of the



Queen of Hungary, where he served a let me not omit to offer a just tribute to campaign voluntarily as chief engineer. his memory as a man. Those who knew

Onlis return to Athens, he applied him intimately, and had opportunities of bimself more closely to make drawings, remarking the nobleness of his soul, will and take the exact measurements of the join in claiming for hiin the title of Athcnian architecture, which he after Citizen of the World; and, if he could wards published on his return to Eng. be charged with poflefling any partiality, Jand, after fourteen years absence; and it was to Merit in whomsoever he found it. which work, from its classical accuracy, Raised by his own abilities and intewill ever renain as an honour to this na grity, from the utmost abyss of penury to tion, and as a laưing monument of his the most pleasing condition of respectaskill --This work, and the long walk ble affluence, without fervility, without The author took in order to cull materials chicane, without any straiagem, bu: by to compose it, have united themselves as the bold efforts of unconquerable perseo the two molt honourable lines of descent verance, prudence, and an independent from whence he derived the title of mind! Reader, can we refrain from praise ! ATHENIAN STUART, accorded to him But with such a mind lo occupied, and by all the learned in this country.

such an expedition in the younger part of Upon

luis arrival in England, he tras his life, it is no impeachment to his feel. received into the late Mr. Dawkins's fa ings if they escaped so long the influence mily; and, among the many patrons which of the belle pasion. We have now conthe report of his extraordinary qualifica ducted him to his 720 year; a time when tions acuired him, the late Lord An most men have fallen so long into their fon led him forward to the reward most

own ways, as to dread the thought of fejudicioufis calculated to suit his talents male interruption, and content themselves and pui suits : it was by his Lordfhin's with rallying the iniles of the world up. appointment that Mr. Stuart became Sur on their fullen celibacy. Mr. Stuart on yesor to Greenwich Hospital, which he the contrary now found himself the malhield till the day of his death with univer ter of a very comfortable income, which sal approbation --He constantly received he longed to divide with a companion, to the notice and afcem of Lord Rocking, whom his long feries of events would be ham, and most of the nobility and gentry amuling, and whole (miles would acid of taste and power.

comfort to his latter days, of which he Befules his appointment at Greenwich always reficcted, but did not feel the apHofpical, all the additions and rebuild- proach. About the year 1781, being on ing of that part which was destroyed by a visit at Siting hourne in Kent, he becaine the fire there were conducted under his acquainted with a young lady there a bour diection; hic built several other houses twenty years of age, whosc personal quain London-Nr. Anton's in St. James's lifcations were the universal admiration Squere, Mrs. Montague's in Portman of every one who had ever felt the hapo S.are, &c. &c.

piness of leeing lier. The old Athenian, Whatever new projeét he engaged in, having always tudied the fine arts, was he pursued with such a vidity, that he fel a sensible judge and discriminator of the dem quieted it while there was any thirg jutt line of beautyThough the experia further to be learnt or undurfood from

cnce of years had increaled liis knowit: thus he rendered himleit skilful ia lerige, yet it had not iinpairexi zhevigor of the art of engraving; likewite of carv. his robust constitution-Disparity of age ing; and his enthunaftical love for an was no obstacle with the lady; and Me tque elegance made him also an adept Suart, at the age of seventy-twe, felt in all the remote repeatches of an auti and returned all the happiness of an acquary. But in this diplay of hiszaleris, cepted lover. The parties were toon af

tur married ; and the lady and her tacher * He travelled five years over Greece in and mother accompanied Mr. Stuart to company with Mr. Revert the famous Ar

his House in Leicester Ficlds, where the chitect from 1750 to 1955; and published

parents found a welcome beyond their in 1762 the result of their accurate onieria

utmost hopes. The fruits of this mara Lions and measurements in * The Antiquities

of Athens;" of which ine second volume riage are four children. Mr. Stuart died Was left by him completed at the preis; and polietiid of a connder able fortune, amalla the plates to forwarı, cilt the publick inay

ent, as we have seen, by upright affiduity 100. hope to be put in potression vill. The alone, and has left an exainple to his fac. diawings for the third an dat vome are mily, and the world, to be for ever realio really and funcoftliemengtave Fuit. yucd.

H. A.


Substance of Dr. Lettsom's Speech to the Medical Society. 97 Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 8. " prize medals as an encouragement to As you generally and generous years a medical excellence

, frems wisely calcu. Miscellany with at least one, if not more, "that knowledge, upon which the fuc. elegant engravings in each number, I am “cess of our art immediately depends. tempted to hope that you will not think “ The filver medal already attracts a nuthe ornament over the door of the new “ merous host of candidates, which are house of the Medical Society in Bolt. “ daily multiplying *. court, of which I fend you a drawing, “ The first gold medal has been adunworthy of a place in your next. And "judged to the learned Dr. Falconer, of with it I fend you an explanation of it, “ Bath, whole prize ellay † will be pube as I heard it delivered yesterday by Dr. " lidhed early in the spring. We may Lettlom, in farour of Visitors like my. “ bere commemorate the auspicious event felf, together with the rest of what the “ of the King's gracious acceptance of Doctor laid, in a kind of inaugurationthe Fothergillian mcdal, and his apspeech, it being the first day of their “probation of it, which has been comadembling in their new house, as acarly “municated in a letter by the Lord in as I can recollect it. Material errors, I " waiting, soon after its presentation. fatter myself, there will be none; for, " I can add, with additional fatisface behides the having a pretty good memory, “tion, that our first volume has been I made notes of it as soon as I

got home. .66 well received by the publick, if a rapid The Doctor began with observing, “ demand be a proof of public estimachat, "When Medical Science becomes " tion ; for, although a large edition was " the obje&t of our attention, indepen. “printed, probably not a copy will re4 dent of the pecuniary advantages an “main to be had within the space of the profession, it constitutes “ twelve months from its publication ; * one of the noblest pursuits that can “ a circumftance, perhaps, that never be. " interest the mind of man; for it in “ fore crowned the reputation of any “cludes erery thing that can exercise the “ large medical work in this country. * {pirit of beneficence in the most ex “ From the numerous communications " alreil and comprehensive sense."--The now before us, we may hope that Doctor inde cu mighi, especially as HE “polterity will say, that this volume is pradises it, and bad it not been bis own " the least valuable. profesion, I suppose, wozid, bave said, “ It must, Gentlemen, afford you pe. jhat it is also one of the musi DIVINE !' culiar pleasure, to commence the year pursuits that can adorn, delight, and dig. "under our own roof; to see the pumnify the HEART of man 100; for, ac “ ber of our affociates rapidly multicording to Cicero, “ Nulla re homines “plied; our library furnished with a * propius ad Deos accedunt, quam fa " collection of valuable books; our ta. « Jutem hominibus DANDO ;” and no man, I believe, who lived by the pro.

A silver medal is given annually to the feffion, ever gave, in the closes accepta. author of the best memoir that ihall he lion of ibe word, more bealth to his indi.

communicated within the year; which shall gentjellow-creatures toan ibe Doctor does.

be decided by the fellows of the Society, who, The Doctor then went on to say, being the judges of its merit, cannot be can" Whilst we act under this influence, no didates for the prize. & difficulty will relax our energy; and + In answer to the following question : “ecergy, directed to the accomplifing " What dise: fes may be mitigated or cured great and salutary objects, furmounis “ by exciting particular affections or pallions

of the mind ?" “ every difficulty : and we, Gentlemen,

The following question is proposed as the " can now appropriate to ourselves this “ encouraging sentiment-Polunt quia fubject for the prize-medal for the year

1788 : “ How is the human body, in health "polle videntur,

“ and in a diseased state, affected by diffe"Our plan of improving the science

" rent kinds of air ?" And for the year " of medicine, however wisely confti

1789 the following question is proposed : “tured, you know, has struggled with " What circumstances accelerate, retard, or " difficulties : the Apollinean sun was prevent, the progress of INFECTION?" " for a long time obscured; but its rays The Humane Society has also referred the “ bave dispersed the dark cloud, and we adjudication of the gold medal, for the best " now behold their splendor.

Ellay on Suspended Animation, to the Coun“ The plan we have adopted, of giving cil of the Medical Society. GENT. MAG. February, 1788.

“ ble covered with donations; and our “ perform, or suffer, and the best calcu. “ meeiings honoured with communica. “ Jated to convey the idea of eternity. stions from the profefTors of our art, « On each side of the lfis is a Sphinx, "not only in Europe, but alfu from the “ which among the Egyptians was the “ Indies and America. Satisfied as you symbol of religion, from the obscurity " appear to be with the amplitude of our “ of its mysteries. The Sphinx, a mon“fructure, and the convenience of the fier of which fable speaks molt loud

apartments, permit me to mention the ly, the issue of Typhon and Echidna,

ornament over the fiont door."-But " is described as being horribly given to for this bouse itself, and all its orna. “ manfaughter, which it indulged on a ments (except tbe donations mentioned 10 mountain near Thebes, and could not lie upon the table), obe Society and the by any means be destroyed, till OeWORLD (as it is certainly a moji admi. dipus, by solving the ænigma, “ What Tably useful inftitution) are, I believe, “ animal 'is it, that in the morning indebted to the munificence of the Doctor. " walks on four legs, at noon on two, A circumstance, however, which it is no “ and at night on three?" by the answer wonder 'we should not learn from him " of " Man," broke the spell, freed the felf.

“ city from its fatal depredations, and “ The most prominent figure is the “ poffeffed the kingdom, which his “ Ifis of Sais, a city of Egypt towards knowledge had saved, and his courage " the upper part of ihe Delta, in wlich

“ acquired. “ this deity was particularly worshiped. “ Happy would it be for this coun“ She was supposed to be the revealer of “ try, were there no more than one in“ the mi series of Nature, and to have “ fidious enemy preying upon its inha“ been an universal benefactress; but “ bitants : but I conceive every bold and

more cípecially to have presided over “ignorant empirick to be analogous, in « Medicine. This science the was said " depredation and mischief, to the Theto have invented, and to have first “ ban Sphinx ; and you, Gentlemen, « discovered the falutary use of drugs “ know, ihat medical impostors, of fo“ and minerals, and the eflence of all reign and domestic growth, are daily “ beneficial plants. By these the wrought “ Naughtering the constitutions of the “ wonders ; and they did not scruple to community. Let us, as individuals, « aver, that the could by her will be " and as a phalanx of medical, ftrength, “ how immortality : the profeflors of “ like Oedipus, attempt to break the ipell “ medicine gave out, that they were of “ of dark mystery, of secret noftrums, “ ren admonished in dreams, both hy her “ and poisonous arcana; and to place the “ and Ælculapius, and torwarded in “ practice of our art upon the liberal “ their process; so that many cures were "and eplarged system of true science “ effe&ted by the interposition of thole " and medical experience, which c. “ deities. These things are mentioned “ qually conduce to the honour of our 6 by various writers, but especially by profession, and the good of the ccin" Diodorus Siculus, l. i. p. 22; and Plu. munity." * tarch, in his Isis and Ofiris.

Yours, &c. PHILIATROS. “ In her right hand the holds up the fifirum, an ancient kind of musical in


Feb. 12. “itrument used by the pries of liis 66 and Ogris. In her left is fufpended a

THE urn, herewith sene you for deli.

neation, was presented to its pre“ vefiel, or Nilometer, expreflive of the tent potetfor by a carpenter, who, from “riling of the Nile, which gives lite to

his acquaintance with a person of the Egypt, anu is the source of its fecun- laine protettion, some time since de

cealed, became the owner of this curio« On the face of the pedestal on which fits [See Plaie I. fig. 2.] It was found “ the Ilis ftands is the inscription (exbic about 40 years since, in removing, the 6 bited in Plate I.), which implies,

foundation of an old house near Lincoln's· All that has been, is,

inn-lquare ; but the last owner of it or thall be created,

could not ascertain the exact fire of the

old premilles. ! and my robe no mortal has removed.'

This urn contained several hundred • In the back ground, seen at a confi- copper pieces of the Lower Empire, the “ derable distance, riles the great pyramid variety of which did not exceed three or " of Egypt, the most ancient and li upen- four, and those common 0 remains perhaps of what man can much the major part of them are either 3


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