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Mr. URBAN,

Jan, 20. He wished to be buried in his native EING lately in the neighbour Country, and in this Church. a ,

He lies here, into the Church, where I could not

near the Lord Chief Justice GASCOIGNE, help thinking of Mr. Gough, whilst I who, by a resolute and judicious Exertion

of Authority, was meditating over the monument of Judge Gascoigne, and the mural bust supported Law and Government in a of Judge Dennison. No inscription or arms on the fine Altar-monument and made him an Example famous to

which has perpetuated his Name, of Gascoigne, except a shield of the

Posterity. King's Arms (at the head end) sup

ARMS.--Argent, a Bend Sable between ported by Angels.

an Unicorn's head erased in the sinisThe Inscription for Dennison is said

ter Chief, and a Cross crosslet fitchée to be writteu by the late Lord Mans Gules in the dester Base ; impaling, feld. 6. To the memory of

Argent, a Chevron engrailed between

three Oak-leaves Vert (for Smithson). Sir THOMAS DENNISON, Knt.

In the same Vault this Monument was erected

with those of her Husband, by his afflicted Widow.

Sir THOMAS DENNISON, Knt. He was an affectionate Husband,

and agreeable to her Will, a generous Relation, a sincere Friend, a good Citizen,

are deposited the Remains of

Dame ANNE DENNISON, an honest Man.

Daughter of Robert Smithson, Esq. Skilled in all the learning of the Common

She departed this Life | July, 1785, Law,

in the 7 2d year of her Age. he raised himself to great eminence in his Profession;

The burial-place of Mr. Daniel and shewed by his Practice,

Laubert, at Stamford, was, as you have that a thorough knowledge of Legal Art said, one of the lions to be seen by and Form

strangers; and as a testimony of re. is not litigious, or an Instrument of spect, a very neatly inscribed stone Chicane;

has been erected by his friends in but the plainest, easiest, and shortest way Leicester*.

T. G. C. to the end of Strife. For the sake of the Pabliek,

Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 3. be was pressed, and at the last prevailed

o upon, to accept the Office of a Judge

recently visited the French Capiin the Court of King's Bench. He discharged the important Trust

tal, I have great expectation that of that high Office

some one will answer the following with unsuspected Integrity,& uncommon

questions, on the subjects of which I Ability.

fiod Books and Masters contradict The Clearness of his Understanding,

each other. In the most fashionable and the natural Probity of his Heart, French pronunciation of the present led him immediately to Truth, Equity, day, is the letter l in the pronoun is and Justice;

ever pronounced before a consonant the Precision and Extent of his Legal (il parle, &c.), as directed in Tardy's Knowledge

new Pronouncing Dictionary? Forenabled him always to find the right way merly, my Master and all my Books

of doing wbat was right. directed me to propounce i parle, A zealous Friend to the Constitution of his Country,

always omitting the ? before a con.

sopant. -- Is the termination of verbs be steadily adhered to the Fundamental

in oir, as recevoir, suvoir, &c. proPrinciple upon which it is built, and by which alone it can be maintained,

nounced, as formerly, like the Englisb a Religious Application of the indexible

sound of the letters wawr, or like Rule of Law

ware ?

In Catineau's Dict. (Paris, to all Questions concerning the Power of 1814,) the pronunciation of savoir is the Crown,

marked, in French letters, çu-võèr. and Privileges of the Subject.

Lastly, where can I find an accurate He resigned his Office Feb. 14, 1765, account of the old French weights because, from the Decay of his Health, and measures, compared with the and Loss of his Sight,

English, or with their new decimal he found bimself unable any longer to weights and measures?

A. execute it. He died Sept. 8, 1765, without issue, * See the Epitaph in vol, LXXXII. in the 67th year of his Age. part ii, p. 36.

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Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 1. desires to meet you on Monday next at TH CHERE is not a more pleasant Parson's-green. If you are not engaged,

place in the vicinity of Bristol I will send my coach for you. than the village of Redland, which is

“ Sir Robert Walpole, any morning, situated a mile North-west of that an.' except Tuesday and Thursday, which are tient City The residences of the his public days, about nine in the morn

ing, will be glad to see you at bis London opulent in this neighbourhood are

house. On Monday, if I see you, I will remarkably bandsome, particularly

give you a further account.—Your affecRedland Court; and the numerous

tionate servant,

PETERBOROW." flourishing trees, which surround them and the Chapel, give each a As the subject is somewhat curious, very lively effect.

your Readers may not be displeased The Chapel (see Plate I.), which to see the Dean's owo account of his is a most pleasing specimen of Gre

visit to Sir Robert: cian architecture, is composed of

“ MY LORD,

April 28, 1726. free-stone, with four lopic pilasters, “ Your Lordship having, at my retheir entablature, and pediment, in quest, obtained for me an hour from Sir front. Immediately above the great Robert Walpole, I accordingly attended door and a niche, is a torret of un

him yesterday at eight o'clock in the cominou beauty and proportions, en

morning, and had somewhat more than riched by urns on pedestals, and ter- Lordship was this day pleased to inquire

an hour's conversation with bim.

Your minated by a ball and cross. The altar picture is from the pen

what passed between that great Mini

ster and me, to wbich I gave you some cil of Vanderbank, and represents the

general answers, from whence you said embalming of our Saviour.

you could comprebend little or nothing. Yours, &c. A TRAVELLER. “I had no other design in desiring to

see Sir Robert Walpole, than to repre-, Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 2.

sent the affairs of Ireland to him in a "HE anecdote of Swift's dining to myself, but to any party whatsoever:

true light, not only without any view

and, because I understood the affairs of tracted in your last volume, p. 570, that kingdom tolerably well, and oband concerniog which “ A Friend to

served the representations he had reAccuracy” inquires in p. 28, was ne ceived were such as I could not agree ver published till given to the world

to; my principal design was to set him by Mr. Roberts.

right, not only for the service of Ireland, The Letter of Lord Peterborow to but likewise of England, and of his own Swift, which your friend supposes to

administration. have been left out of the editions “ I failed very much in my design ; subsequent to 1767, I will transcribe for I saw he had conceived opinions for you, from Mr.Nichols's * edition of from the example and practices of the 1808 (vol. XI.) It is only dated “ Sa

present and some former Governors, turday Evening;” but is indorsed by tions I had of liberty, a possession al

which I could not reconcile to the noSwift, “ 1726, in Summer."

ways understood by the British Nation to “One of your Irish heroes, that, from be the inheritance of a human creature. , the extremity of our English land, came “ Sir Robert Walpole was pleased to to destroy the wicked brazen project, enlarge very much upon the subject of

Twith Robert Walpole

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+ Who tells us, in a note, “ When Dr. Swift was in England in 1726, he went to see Sir Robert Walpole at Chelsea ; which drew the notice of all the company: but no one knew him tilf Sir Robert entered, who went up to him very obligingly. Swist, without rising up, or any other address, said, " For God's sake, Sir Robert, take me out of tbat Ireland, and place me somewbere in England."-" Mr. Dean,” said Sir Robert, “I should be glad to oblige you ; but I fear removing you will spoil your wit. Look on that tree (pointing to one under the window :) I transplanted it from the hungry soil of Houghton to the Thames side; but it is good for nothing here." This happened some years before the Dean's Rhapsudy appeared, where Sir Robert has an ample share of his pointed ridicule.--In a letter to Mr. Pope, Oct. 30, 1927, the Dean says, “ I forgave Sir Robert Walpole a thousand pounds, multu gemens;" alluding to an order which he had, upon the Exchequer, for that sum, a short time before the death of Queen Anne, which was never paid."" GENT: MAG. February, 1815.

Ireland,

Ireland, in a manner $0 alien from “ The people of Ireland, wbo are cerwhat I conceived to be the rights and tainly the most loyal subjects in the privileges of a subject of England, that world, cannot but conceive that most I did not think proper to debate the of these hardships bave been the conse: matter with him so much as I otherwise quence of some unfortunate representa-, might, because I found it would be in tions (at least) in former times; and the vain. I shall, therefore, without entering whole body of he Gentry feel the effects into the dispute, make bold to mention in a very seosible part, being utterly desto your Lordship some few grievances of titute of all means to make provision for that kingdom, as it consists of a people, their younger sons, either in the Church, who, beside a natural right of enjoying the Law, the Revenue, or (of late) in the the privileges of subjects, have also a Army: and, in the desperate condition claim of merit from their extraordi. of Trade, it is equally vain to think of nary loyalty to the present king* and making them merchants. All they have his family.

left is, at the expiration of leases, to “ First, That all persons born in Ire- rack their tenants, which they have land are called and treated as Irishmen, done to such a degree, that there is although their fathers and grandfathers not one farmer in a hundred through the were born in England; and their pre- kingdom who can afford shoes or stockdecessors having been conquerors of ings to his children, or to eat fesb, Ireland, it is humbly conceived they or drink any thing better than sour ought to be on as good a foot as any ihilk or water, twice in a year; so that subjects of Britain, according to the the whole country, except the Scotch practice of all other nations, and parti- plantation in the North, is a scene of cularly of the Greeks and Romans. misery and desolation, hardly to be

“ Secondly, That they are denied the matched on this side Lapland. natural liberty of exporting their manu “ The rents of Ireland are computed factures to any country which is not to about a million and a half, whereof engaged in a war with England.

one half million at least is spent by "Thirdly, That whereas there is a Uni- Lords and Gentlemen residing in Engversity in Ireland, founded by Queen Eli- land, and by some other articles too zabeth, where youth are instructed with long to mention. a mucb stricter discipline than either in « About three hundred thousand Oxford or Cambridge; it lies under the pounds more are returned thither on greatest discouragements, by filling all other accounts: and, upon the whole, the principal employments, civil and ec those who are the best versed in that kind clesiastical, with persons from England, of knowledge agree, that England gains who have neither interest, property, ac annually by Ireland a million at least; quaintance, nor alliance, in that king- which even I could make appear beyond dom; contrary to the practice of all other all doubt. But, as this mighty profit States in Europe which are governed by would probably increase, with tolerable Viceroys, at least what hath never been treatment, to half a million inore; so used without the utmost discontents of it must of necessity sink, under the the people.

hardships that kingilom lies at pre"Fourthly, That several of the Bishops sent. sent over to Ireland, having been Clergy " And whereas Sir Robert Walpole men of obscure condicion, and without was pleased to take notice, how little other distinction than that of Chaplains the King gets by Ireland; it ought, perto the Governors, do frequentlyinvite over haps, to be considered, that the revetheir old acquaintance or kindred, to nues and taxes, I think, amount to whom they bestow the best preferments above four hundred thousand pounds a in tbein gist. The like may be said of the year; and reckoning the riches of IreJudges, who take with them one or two land, compared with England, to be as dependants, to whom they give their oue to twelve, the King's revenues countenance, and who consequently, there would be equal to more than five without other merit, grow immediately millions here ; which, considering the into the chief business of their courts. bad payment of rents from such miser, The same practice is followed by all able creatures as most of the tenants others in civil employments, if they in Ireland are, will be allowed to be as have a eousin, a valet, or footman, in much as such a kingdoms can bear. their family, born in England.

6. The current coin of Ireland is rec“ Fifthly, That all civil employments, koned, at most, but five hundred thougrantable in reversion, are given to per- sand pounds ; so that above four fifths sons who reside in England.

are paid every year into the Exchequer.

"I think it manifest, that whats * King George I, ever cireumstances can possibly contri

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