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Behind them,screen'd by shelteringwood, opinion of its utility, and afforded him The gallant Keith, Lord Marshal stood: an encouraging inducement once more His men-at-arms bear mace and lance, to submit it to the publick. – A Third And plumes that wave, and helms that Edition has now become necessary; and Thus fair divided by the King, (glance. the Compiler is anxious to avail himself Centre, and right, and left-ward wing, of this opportunity, to express his grateCompos'd his front; nor distant far ful acknowledgments for the indulgent Was strong reserve to aid the war. and flattering manner in wbich his humAnd 'twas to front of this array,
ble endeavours to be useful bave tbus been Her guide and Edith made their way." received by the publick, and for the kind
assistance and suggestions of improve« Now onward, and in open view,
ment with which he has been honoured The countless ranks of England drew, by individuals. - As the Compiler of this Dark-rolling, like the ocean-tide [pride, little work ascribes its success entirely When the rough West bath chafed his to its utility, he conceives that, by addAnd his deep roar sends challenge wide ing to this utility, he will best evince his To all that bars his way!
gratitude for the liberal countenance In front the gallant archers trode, with which he has been favoured. He The men-at-arms behind them rode, has, therefore, in preparing the present And midmost of the phalanx broad edition for the press, made such addiThe Monarch beld his sway.
tions and improvements as his own exBeside him many a war-horse fumes,
perience and the kindness of others have Around him waves a sea of plumes,
suggested, with the view to render his Where many a knight in battle known,
work less imperfect, and more worthy And some who spurs had first brac'd on,
of the countenance and indulgence it has Ard deem'd that fight should see them already experienced.”
King Edward's 'hests obey. [won, In his account of the Chapel, Mr. De Argentine attends his side,
Lane gives an accurate description of With stout DeValence, Pembroke's pride, the Portraits and Armorial Beariogs Selected cbampions from the train, in the beautiful Painted Windows ; To wait upon his bridle-rein.
and modestly observes, Upon the Scottish foe he gaz'd
« In the first edition of this work we At once, before his sight amazed,
confined ourselves to the inscriptions as Sunk banner, spear and shield ; Each weapon-point is downward sent,
they appear under the Arms: having
since, however, met with a few biographiEach warrior to the ground is bent.
cal sketches and anecdotes relative to * The rebels, Argentine, repent!
some of the eminent personages who For pardon they have kneeld.'
have been Members of this Society, we * Aye! but they bend to other powers,
shall present them to the Reader, by And other pardon sue than ours ! See where yon bare-foot Abbot stands,
way of notes, in those pages where their
arms are noticed, or their names occur.' And blesses them with lifted hands! Upon the spot where they have kneeld,
These little notices cannot fail of These men will die, or win the field.' being very acceptable. “Then prove we if they die or win!
“ In a MS volume in the Steward's Bid Gloster's Earl the fight begin.'' Office, bearing date 1673, are entered the
names of the several Benefactors to this 17. The Student's Guide through Lin Society, with an account of the articles
coln's Inn, containing an Account of presented. These donations will be no
that Honourable Society, the Forms of ticed as the benefactors' names occur in * Admission, keeping Terms, perform- the course of the ensuing pages. ing Exercises, Call to the Bar, and
“Under the name of Sir R. Wandesford is other useful Information. By Thomas the foilowing entry : “Sir Rowland WanLane, Steward. The Third Edition, desford, knight, Attorney-general of the THE Second Edition of this“Guide"
Court of Wards, and one of the Masters
of the Bench of this Society, or his exewas noticed in our vol. LXXVI. p.142.
cutors, gave to this house one fair silver “The work was originally undertaken bason and ewer. On this ewer is enfrom a conviction that it would prove graven the following inscription : May useful to Gentlemen desirous of being 7, 1652. This bason, with the ewer, is acquainted with the rules by which the presented to the honourable Society of Societies of the Inns of Court are regu Lincoln's Inn, in memory of the truly lated. The success which has attended worthye Sir RowlandWandesford,knight, its publication, - a success very far ex deceased, late Member thereof, and Atpeeding the most sanguine expectations turney-generali of the Court of Wardes of its compiler, has fully justified his and Liveryes, by the Right Honourable
Philip Lord Wharton, who married his where his judgment deservedly passed only daughter, and by Mrs. Elizabeth for an oracle in the law; having enrichWharton, daughter of the said Philiped the world with two excellent treatises : Lord Wharton, and grandchild and heire the one, of the Office of the Sheriffs ; of the said Sir Rowland.' On the basin the other, of the Justices of Peace. Out and ewer are likewise engraven the arms of the dedicatory epistle of the latter, I of Sir Rowland, with the motto, ‘Tout learnt this (which I knew not before), pour l'Eglise.'
that King James was so highly affected ««John Greene, esq. one of the Mas
with our English government by Justices ters of the Bench of this Society, and
of Peace, that he was the first who setRecorder of the city of London, gave a
tled the same in his native country of large silver cup with two ears (called a
Scotland.'-Mr. Dalton seems to have College-pot), to be used upon festival
employed the evening of his days in an days as poculum charitatis.'' Upon this. elaborate research into the text of Scripcup the armorial bearings of the donor
ture; for at the age of seventy-five, be are engraven, with the following ioscrip
appears to have compiled a Breviary of tion: Hospit. Lincolniensi
the Roman or Western Church and EmLegatum Job'is Greene, Ar.
pire, from the time of Jesus Christ till Recordat. Londs.”
Martin Luther; which be professes to
have done for the use of his grandson, “On a large silver punch-bowl, with
Michael Dalton Fitz-Oliver. We do not an escalopped rim and twe handles, pre
recollect to have seen this little work in sented by William Fellowes, are engraven
print, though we have seen the manuhis arms and the following inscriptions :
script in the possession of Richard Whal. On one side Honorabili Societati Lin
ley Bridgman, esq. Mr. Dalton died becolpiensis bospitii.' Under the arms, on
fore the Civil Wars in England." the opposite side-Donum Gulielmi Fellowes, de Eggesford in com. Devon, Ar In like manner Mr. Lane gives, migeri, unus Magistrorum Cur. Canc. et with brief notes, de Banco hujus hospitii. Anno Domini “ A List of various Law Dignitaries, 1718.'"
former and existing Members of Lincoln's “ John Coxe, esq. bequeathed his va Inn, whose Arms are emblazoned on the luable collection of books (many of which Windows and Panels of tbe Hall." are enriched by his own annotations,) to
"Upon a large silver cup, with two the Society of Lincoln's Inn; in whose
handles, are engraven the arms of Sir library they are deposited and carefully
Richard Rainsford ; and under, the fola preserved. He also bequeathed to the
lowing inscription : same Society several good paintings and drawings, the marble bust of Cicero, and
Hoc Pignus Amoris the curious marble tables, as mentioned
Ricardus Raiasford Mil. in p. 55, under the head. Library. He died in 1785, and was interred under the
Capitalis Justiciarius de Banco Chapel in Lincoln's Inn.”
Hospitio Lincolniensi “At a Council held the 4th Dec. 1813,
Matri suæ an order was made for a monumental
semper colendæ. tablet, to the memory of the late Right
16770.' Honourable Spencer Perceval, to be prepared and placed in the Chapel. Black
The portrait of this benefactor to the Book, xix. fol. 175 and 242."
Society of Lincoln's Inn is in the Li
brary." « On the 230 April, 1806, two silver (gilt) chalices were presented, by James
To the list of the Warburtonian Allan Park, esq. for the use of the Chapel,
Lecturers (vol. LXXVI. p. 143.) add, on which are engraved the arms of the “ Dr. Pearson, and the present LecSociety, and the following inscription : turer, the Rev. Philip'Allwood.” • Presented for the use of the Altar, by James Allan Park, esq. one of the 18. The Cathedral Antiquities of Eng. Benchers of this honourable Society,
land; or an Historical, Architectural, 1806."
and Graphical Illustration of the Eng“ Under the head · Cambridgeshire,' lish Cathedral Churches. By John in Fuller's Worthies, p. 159, appears the Britton, F. S. A. following account of Mr. Dalton: "Mi
SUCH is the General Tille of this chael Dalton, esquire. He was bred in
Gentleman's new aud equally splendid the study of our municipal law in Lincoln's Min, and attained great skill in
and difficult undertaking. That of the his own profession. His gravity graced two Numbers now under considerathe Bench of Justices in this County; tion is,
The History and Antiquities of the car to accuse them of the latter, I must
thedral Church of Salisbury: illustrated think that they fully intended the forwith a Series of Engravings, of Views, mer. I am also willing to believe, that Elevations, Plans, and Details of that the Statute was,
designed and intended Edifice. Also Etchings of the antient to be beneficial to publishers in general, Monuments and Sculpture : including and to serve the cause of learning. It Biographical Anecdotes of the Bishops, must be recollected, however, that the and of other eminent Persons connected state of literature - the sizes and prices with the Church. By John Britton, of booksthe relative and positive conF. S. A. Longman and Co.; Taylor; ditions of booksellers and authors-and and the Author.
also the finances and resources of UniThe above title, and a Dedication versities and Libraries, were then very to the Bishop of Salisbury, are the
unlike what they are at present. The only pages of letter-press contained College Graduates were then also in difin the two Numbers ; on the cover of ferent circumstances to what they are
now ; and from these considerations it the first we are informed that it was
must be evident to every impartial perthe intention of Mr. B. to have given a
son, that there is no analogy between portion of the history of the Cathe
the former and present state of the case. dral in it, but he was prevented in Hence it is both unjust and cruel to consequence of a disappointment in
exact and compel the presentation of procuring paper, which, he finds, to books from authors, and from regular be of good materials, texture, and publishers, who may be in distressed, uniform colour, should be expressly or even in poor circumstances, to Estamade for the work. As the paper blishments that are affluent. At a time was then preparing, the Number is to when liberality generally prevails, and be considered as merely offering a
the English Nation is distinguished and specimen of the plates. The cover of respected for its equitable and benevolent the second portion gives another rea
laws, it is really a subject of wonder and son for still with-holding the pro- and hardship should continue in force ;
regret that this Act of peculiar severity posed description, which we present to should be advocated by any Member of the Reader in Mr.Britton's own words: the English Legislature; or be sanc
“ Waiting the issue of a Bill in Par- tioned by any College or Public Liliament relating to Copy-right, and the brary,” &c. &c. presentation of Eleven copies of every new book to certain Public Libraries, I
The next part is, however, to conam induced indeed almost compelled,
tain some pages of description. tu delay the publication of any letter The Engravings already published press to this work, till I know the full are, one on wood, of sculpture, quaextent of the compulsory measures of trefoil pannels and mouldings in the that Act. As every Reader may not be Chapter-house, Salisbury Cathedral'; fully apprized of this question, I will ex- four plates of antient monuments ; possible. By a recent decision in the junction of the tower and spire ; part Court of King's Bench, at the suit of
of the old organ-screen ; view of the the Cambridge University, against a
interior of the Chapter-house ; view printer of London, every author who from the North to the South tranpublishes his own work, or every sept; view of bracket, capitals, &c.; proprietor of a book, is bound to pre- view of the South transept and tower sent Eleven Copies of the same, on from the cloisters; view of the West the best and largest paper, to so many front, and view of the interior, look, Public Libraries. This decision is found, ing from the South to the North ed on an Act of Queen Anne, which was transept. obtained at the express solicitation of The monuments are etched with publishers, to protect their property nealness and freedom, and we doubt against piracies, &c.; and was explicitly not with accuracy, and parts of the but absurdly called, "An Act for the
tower and spire, are done in the same Encouragement of Learning. Now it is evident that the Legislature and the richness and relief of the remainder,
These plates have not the Publisbers of that age either thought that the giving of a certain number of but we think the minute ornaments books to certain libraries was calculated of the tower are more clearly exhi. to serve the cause of literature and be bited in this way, than could have, nefit publishers, or that they employed been accomplished with more shading: sophistry and falsehood. Not dispused they are, indeed, lorid and beautiful:
in the extreme. The old organ-screen We have dwelt thus particularly is as profusely decorated with sculp- upon the prints, as we had no other ture as the imagination of an Eastern materials to work upon ; and yet, if writer would have appropriated to an
there had been a volume of literary enchanted palace, and the Artists em matter, justice required the notice ployed have presented it to us in all we have afforded them, as the proits splendoor, and in as strong relief ductions of men so eminent in their as distioguishes the bracket, capitals, professions as Mackenzie and J. and &c. io plate 16; those possess pecu
H. Le Keux; neilber should we for Jiar merit, and we much doubt if the get to commend Mr. Britton for the execution of the intermixed scrolls, laborious task he has undertaken, or and their apparent projection, was to compliment him on the success of ever exceeded iu engraving.
bis laudable efforts, which promise to The interior of the Chapter-house adorn the shelves of our private liwants nothing but colours to make it braries with as splendid volumes as a complete representative of a paint. their owners could possibly desire. ing; the architecture is highly impressive, and the colonnade or arcades 20. Time's Telescope for 1815 ; or, a under the vast windows are very rich.
Complete Guide to the Almanack : com The glass of one of the windows is taining an Explanation of Saints' paioted, the rest are plaio į and such
Days and Holidays; with Illustrations is the skill with which they are drawn
of Briiish History and Antiquities, and
Notices of obsolete Rites and Customs : and engraved, that the different figures
to which is added, an Account of the of the painted window are not only
Fusts and Festivals of the Jews. Asdistinctly observable, but even the
tronomical Occurrences in every Month: obscured or discoloured panes of the
comprising Remarks on the Phenomena others, and through these, adjacent of the Celestiui Bodies: a History of buildings and the sky above them, ap Astronomy: and the Naturalist's pear with that softness of tint which Diary, explaining the various Appearis peculiar in these cases; nor should ances in the Animal and Vegetable tbat be forgot which admits the rays of Kingdoms. To which is prefired, an the sun upon the neighbouring clus Astronomical Introduction. Illustrated tered pillars.
thith Cuts. To be continued annually. The view from the North to the
336. South trapsept shews that the Artists IN vol. LXXXIII. ii. 663, we gare have been carefully attentive in pre- due praise to this pleasing publicaserving those interveniogs of gleams tion, with the drawback only of ils of light and breadths of shadow-one then interfering with another new of the distinguishing marks of our and highly respectable work. That Pointed style, and which in a dark objection being now in a great meaday, or in the close of the evening, sure removed, we have no hesitation throw a mysterious charm on these in giving Time's Telescope our unTeligious structures. Iofinite pains qualified commendation. have evidently been taken in the mi.
“The present is almost entirely a new vutiæ of the old monument, the sculp- work, and, in addition to much curious ture, and the iron gate of this print. information respecting the Fathers of
The view from the cloisters is hape the Church, Popish Legends, Ecclesiaspily chosen, as affording a fine con tical Regulations, and Saxon and British trast between the tine-worn pillars Customs, it contains a succinct Account and arches in strong shade in the
of the Fasts and Festivals of the Jews, fore-ground, and the receding Cathe- and a notice of the Religious Ceremonies dral readered more faiat by distance.
at present observed in Catholic Coun. The West front offers a perfect voity will form an agreeable Companion to the
tries. - The Astronomical Occurrences of design, and a wajestic arrangement Observatory, in the absence of more reof parts. To whatever portion of this condite productions, as they include a print we turo our attention, we fiod that detail of the various phenonena of the ihe Artists bave carefully baffled cri- heavenly bodies, illustrated by Diagrams. ticismı by the post scrupulous oicety In this part of our work also will be of finisbiog, and the same observa- found, a Continuation of the View of the tions will apply to the view from the Solar System given in the last volume, South transept.
and a concise History of Astronomy ; GENT. MAG. Februery, 1815.
these, together with the Astronomical Cowper has given us a most picturesque
force Of the various departments in this can but arrest the light and smoky mist volume, the “ Naturalist's Jourpal" That in its fall the liquid sheet throws will be found the most generally en
[banks tertaining ; and from that, therefore, And see where it has hung th’embroider'd
With forms so various, that no powers we transcribe. the introductory part of the month of January:
The pencil or the pen, may trace the “A dreadful winter came; each day Here glittring turrets rise, upbearing severe,
[clear.' high Misty when mild, and icy-cold when (Fantastic misarrangement!) on the roof
CRABBE. Large growth of what may seem the “ The gloomy uniformity which now sparkling trees
[drops reigns throughout almost every part of And shrubs of fairy-land. The crystal creation, naturally impels the contem That trickle down the branches, fast plative mind to look for relief in the ex congeald, traordinary changes and agitations which Shoot into pillars of pellucid length, the elements undergo during this season. And prop the pile they but adorn'd beScenes are presented to the view, which,
fore.' were they less frequent, must strike with “ We bave been led to extend these wonder and admiration the most incu observations on frost, snow,
and ice, by rious spectator.- The effects of cold are the very extraordinary opportunities more sudden, and, in many instances, which have been afforded to us, in the more extraordinary and unexpected, past year, of contemplating the wonders than those of heat. He who has beheld of an almost Northern winter. The the vegetable productions of even a year 1813 might be said to close in darkNorthern summer, will not be greatly ness; for scarcely was any part of the amazed at the richer and more luxuriant, country around the metropolis, for many but still resembling growths of the tro miles, free from those uncommonly picks. But one who has always been dense, stagnant, and light-opposing vaaccustomed to view water in a liquid and pours, which involved the whole of Loncolourless state, cannot form the least don, and its adjacencies, for seven days, conception of the same element as hard without intermission. This fog was ened into an extensive plain of solid cry followed by a succession of snows, which, stal, or covering the ground with a robe falling every day, shortly raised mounof the purest white. The highest pos tains, not in London only, but throughsible degree of astonishment must, there. out the kingdom. Severe frost succeedfore, attend the first view of these phe- ed, and completed the inclemency of the nomena; and, as in our temperate cli
But these inclemencies were mate but a small portion of the year not confined to the British Islands. usually affords such spectacles, we find . They extended almost entirely over the that, even here, they have novelty enough Continent of Europe; and at Blois, in to excite agreeable emotions. But it is the South of France, so late as the 14th not to their novelty alone that they owe of March, the Loire presented, in many their charms. Their intrinsic beauty, places, a solid sheet of ice; a remarkaperhaps, is individually superior to that ble phenomenon indeed in a country of the gayest objects presented by other where the customary temperature of this
Where, indeed, is the elegance month is at 50°, and where Spring, at and brilliancy that can compare with this time, is usually clad in all its milder that which decorates every tree and bush beauties. - In England, this long frost on the clear morning succeeding a night (wbich continued, with little intermisof hoar frost? Or, what is the lustre sion, from Dec. 27th to Feb. 5th,) was that would not appear dull and tarnished severely felt by all classes of persons : in competition with a field of snow just unaccustomed to fence against the inglazed over with a frosty incrustation? tense cold of a Russian climate, we sufWhat can be more beautiful than the fered infinitely more than the inbabi, effect of snow and frost at a mill-dam, or tants of that region, who walk out cased rather, where the mill-wheel dasbes ? in fyrs, and, provided with every species