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ral Persons of great Honour. London, rous Art, I have exposed this Volume to printed by J. Winter, for Nath. Brooke, the publick, under the tuition of your at the Angel in Cornhill neer the Royal 'names; at whose feet 1 prostrate these Exchange, 1671.".
endeavours, and shall for ever remain To this volume, which contains
your most humbly devoted servant,
ROBERT MAY Dearly 500 pages, is prefixed Robert
“ From Sholeby in Leicestershire; May's Portrait, with the following
Sept. 29, 1664.”
A Preface addressed “To the Mas« What! wouldst thou view but in one
ter Cooks, and to such All hospitalitie, the race [face
titioners of the Art of Cookery, to Of those that for the Gusto stand, Whose tables a whole Ark comand
whom this Book may be useful," is Of Nature's plentie, wouldst thou see
followed by " A short Narrative of This sight, peruse May's booke,'tis hee.” some Passages of the Author's Life,”
signed W. W. And the work is inscribed
Then is given a whimsical account “To the Right Honourable my Lord of “ Triumphs and Trophies in CookMontaguc, my Lord Lumley, and my Lord Dormer; and to the Right WorTwelfth Day, &c. accompanied by
ery, to be used at Festival Times, at shipful Sir Kenelme Digby; so well
two Copies of Verses, signed James knwn to this nation for their admired - hospitalities.
Perry and Job Town, on their lov. * Right Honourable, and Right Wor- ing Friend, Mr. Robert May, bis in. shipful - He is an alien, a meer stranger comparable Book of Cookery.” After in England that hath not been acquaint: of Carving and Sewing," are given
“ The most exact, or à la Mode Ways ed with your generous housekeepings; for my own part, my more particular
“ Bills of Fare for every Season in the tyes of service to you, my honoured Lords, Year; also how to set forth the Meat have built me up to the height of this in order for that service; as it was experience, for which this Book now at before Hospitality left this Nation." last dares appear to the world : those Should this communication prove times which I attended upon your Ho- acceptable, I may, in my next, send nours were those' golden days of peace you some diverting extracts. and hospitality, when you enjoyed your Yours, &c.
B. N. own, so as to entertain and relieve others. “ Right Honourable, and Right Wor
Jan. 5. shipful, I have not only been an eyewitness, but interested by my attend NO
roman is more rcady to acknowance; ' so as that I may justly acknow
ledge your conciliating disposiJedge those triumphs and magnificent tion, or more willing to respect your trophies of Cookery that have adorned award than myself; but I must beg - your tables; nor can I but confess to leave to appeal against two observathe world, except I should be guilty of tions in your Note on Mr. Storer's the highest ingratitude, that the onely last letter. These, I am persuaded, structure of this my Art and Knowledge, were perned with the baste wbich is I owed to your costs, generous and in unavoidable in a periodical public imitable expences; thus not onely I have cation. derived my experience, but your Coun
You say, Mr. Urban, that you have trey hath reapt the plenty of your hu oc
no wisia to extol any one Artist to manity and charitable bounties.
the prejudice of another," For this Right Honourable, and Right Wor
the whole world will give yon full shipful,-- Hospitality, which was once a relique of the gentry, and a known cog.
credit. You add, “we recommend nizance to all ancient houses, hath lost
them all to adhere to the pencil and her title through the unhappy and cruel the graver, and not to use the pen, disturbances of these times, she is now
except in describing their various reposing of her lately so allarum'd head productions." This advice, in ilselt, on your beds of honour: in the mean is perfectly good; but it is not applispace, that our English World may know cable to ihe case in question. Mr. the Mæcenas's and Patrons of this gene- Britton, who, I believe, voce ranked
* The Author of “ The School of Instruction for the Offices of the Mouth," flouFished at the same time with May. He exceeded all bis contemporaries in folding of napkins. See the prints in his book, which exhibit them under a great variety of forms. This practice continued for many years. It seems to have required almost as much time as dressing an eyegant dinner,
himself as an Artist, whatever he may quest them to be tender in depreciating be now, did not confine the use of his their Rivals.-We have paid our respects pen to the description of his own
to Mr. Storer in p. 57; and shall be productions. He first advanced pre- equally glad to notice any similar pubtensions which the publick were very
lication. far from being disposed to admit
. When these were questioned, be chose
Allhallows Church, Tower-Street. to level an altack agaiost persons,
Jan. 20. the (to pay them no compliment “W... Carter
, who will readily are at least as well acquainted with Antiquities as himself. This was com make one of the party, as the invitabined with insinuations, calculated to tion sets forth (Vol. LXXXIII. Part prejudice the reputation, and depre- I. p.528.), to review the Church after ciate the labours of others, whom he its repairs.”. did not venture to name. I appeal So says the “ Archilect," same Vol. to your candid judgment, whether Part II. p. 36 ; of course, wheu the such conduct indicates the liberal am- repairs were completed, and the bition of a scholar, or the sordid avi Church opened for Divine service on dity of a monopolist.
New Year's Day last, I took the earYou call the phrase, which has liest opportunity of visiting the spot, justly occasioned so much animad- which was on the 11th instant. version, " ad unguarded expression." “ Architect's” notes on the im. On this I must beg leave to say, that provements to be done, (same Vol. your good nature has induced you to Part I. p. 333.) “Cieling to give give it a far more favourable con- place to a new one, in a better chastruction than it deserved. It first racter; windows, more immediately found its place on the cover of one of the East one, re-constructed; monuhis Numbers; it was next given, in ments removed ; old grave - stones less qualified terms, in your Magazine; broke up, and the whole pavement and finally it was introduced, under a to be re-laid." new shape, in the reply to Mr. Storer, Same Vol. p. II. p. 36. " the Arand corroborated by an insinuation, chitect" observes, the cieling is alcalculated to shew, that all opposi- ready giving way to a new one; new tion to Mr. Britton was hopeless. string to the lower story : on North Can this, Mr. Urban, be suffered to side of Church a new door-way," &c. pass with the indulgence which is al On application to the Rev. Henry lowed to an unguarded expression ? Wbite for permission to examine the
I am neither Author nor Artist; edifice, I met with every attention but I think it my, duly to lend iný necessary for that purpose, he sendbumble aid in rendering justice to ing orders to the inferior officers of those who are wantonly attacked, the Church to attend me on the and consequently are entitled to the occasion. privilege of self-defence. Had Mr. B. Survey. Cieling :" an entire not obtruded hiinself a second time new one, worked in tir timber and on public notice; had he not even stucco ; old ditto, chesnut, and alchallenged animadversiou ; you, Sir, though, as " specified,” without any would never bave been troubled with truss whatever, it maintained its poany correspondence of mine - so ill. sition for three centuries at least; according with the liberal purposes as for modern cielings, of fir and for which your Magazine was in- stucco, every one knows the date of tended. Yours, &c.
their probable existence! No doubt AN INHABITANT OF SALISBURY. various reasons may be adduced why
the new cieling is preferable to the ttt We have without hesitation in
former ; (though the “Specification" serted this Letter, and hope it will put
sets forth, "the cieling to be formed an end to an unpleasant controversy.
in flat compartments, with intersecta Our own expression, written (currente ing timbers and mould ngs resemcalamo) with the most conciliatury its bling the original,”) but, it is appretention, was far too general, if it implied heuded, in no wise satisfactory 16 Ana wish that Artists would not write. tinuacies, supposing for an instant They are the Correspondents whose ta such personages deserving of respect yours we anxiously covet; and we only re or consideration, The distribution
of the compartments of the old ciel- ther attempt in this way. Within
With respect to the pews, organ-
“ brasses,” no gilded, and varoished. doubt, as before ; did not observe Upon quitting tbis Survey, it may the "indents'' in the old stoves as be told, tbat two new stone Tudor hinted. “New supernumerary hol- fancied chimney-pieces and stoves low," to string at East end of the ex have been introduced ; an objectionaterior rubbed out, and the line ma ble expedient certainly, for however soned somewhat more in unison with
a few may feel themselves, the original, yet existing at West end from the vear affinity of a roasting of the building. New “door-way, fire, the greater part of the congega- North side of Church ;" its incongrui tion must, as heretofore, be content ties, as objected to by " Architect,”' to suffer cold. So much for the corrected, particularly in the span drawing-room semblance of modern drils of the arch, as the . Turk’s-caps” accommodation. Nor must it be have been dislodged.
omitted to set down the award of So far the “ Architect's” communi. praise to those who opposed and precations, “ to stimulate the beautifiers vented removing the pulpit into the and improvers to entertain a due re centre of the Church, and placing it spect for our antiquities," have not directly before the Altar : another wholly been without their proper modern and unaccountable practice, effect; and thus vne of our National prevailing in too many of our London remote ecclesiastical erections yet places of Divine worship. Let the stands with some shew of what it opposers to this portion of the “re
As for the other "re. pairs," I repeat, let them be praised ! pairs,” independent of the “ Archi Yours, &c.
J. CARTER. iect's” observations, they are aş follows:
ARCHITECTURAL INNOVATION. Tower: new trowelled, South side
No. CC. and East end new faced, North side Progress of Architecture in Englund remains untouched. The attached
in the Reign of Anne. Vestry at East end (17th century
Continued from LXXXIV. Part II. 549. work) taken down, and a new Gothic ditto built up; that is, a sort of at Bundation. At present, according tempt in the 'Tudor style (decline of our antient architecture), with Point
to the Duke of Buckingham's descriped doorway, windows, buttresses at tion, the "goodly elms and gay fod. the angles, and parapet. It might rishing lines," have submitted to feel have been thought, while this Vestry decay; "iroo palisade," changed to undertaking was going on, to give a
a more modern and simple form ; restoration of the sweeping cornice "great bason, with statues and water · to the windows East and North, and works,” no traces remain*;“terrace," to the parapet of body of the build- done away, entrance is up three small ing, which, if not battlepented, some
steps into the hall; “ covered passage thing like the Vestry parapet would While the famous lead statue yard not have been much out of character.
was in being, in Piccadilly,(about 20 years In the interior, a new Gothic Tudor back,) many of these statues were there screen in front of organ gallery; ano, deposited, particularly that of Neptune,
from the kitchen," built
“ corri- tried to obtain permission for view of dores supported on Ionic pillars,” the interior, but bitherto without ef. filled in with brick-work, and modern fect ; and it is understood that no. door-ways, windows with compart- thing but an express order from Rog. ments over them, inserted therein, alty itself can bring about so aecessary with string, plinth, &c. constituting a business. Indeed it is more than a concealed passages from the wings to common disappointment, as our Rise the house ; " kitchen with an open and Progress of þuglish Architecture, cupola at top," not visible at this which is presumed to be of some Natime.
tional interest in the history of our Colin Campbell's plan, as seen ex Arts, must at this point be rendered ternally, is now nearly the same, with disjointed, and stand unconnected in the exception of the palisade, great a certain degree with the general bason, covered passages, the building thread of the pursuit. Still if this up of the corridores, terrace, or flight portion of our Essays should meet the of steps, and an additioual door-way eye of those most competent to grant to left wing. His front, the pi. a gracious order for completing the lasters at the extremity of the line Decessary Survey, and be favourably taken away, as is the terrace ; circu- entertained, an iinmediate coinmunilar pediment to door-way altered to cation may be entered on, by direct. a triangular ditto ; festoons of fruit ing a line for J. Carter, our firm and flowers under windows of princi. friend and second in all Antiquarian pal door cut out, and in their place labours, at Nichols, Son,and Bentley's, the side strings are ruu in cont nua Red Lion Passage, Fleet-Strect; and tion. Festoous of fruit and fluwers which will ever be considered as the over centre windows of altic floor cụt greatest honuur that can be conferred out likewise, and in their place the on an humble follower of the Arts, side ballustrades run in continuations god a most dutiful and loyal subject. cills of three mouldings only remain
AN ARCHITECT. voder windows of principal door, a continued string occupies their place Mr. URBAN,
Jan. 23. to hall story; to the attic floor, archia traves to the four sides of windows, and Yowilt oblige me by the loser
tion of the of to the windows of wings common mo a Morning Prayer for young people dern cills; to the architraves of the of all classes and persuasions. I trust it windows of hall and principal doors are will prove acceptable to your Readers. additions of frieze and coroice. In.
B. scription in frieze of centre division painted out; statues on dwarf pilas
“Almigbty Creator! oh deign to shed iers and balustrade taken duwothe thy blessed influence over me this day, same has been doue with the vases on
that I may know to shun the path of
Error, and walk in the way of Righteouscorridores. Pediments to dormer windows of wings give place to a flat bumble sense of duty to my honoured
ness and Truth. Impress me with an head; additional door-way to left Parents, and of universal love towards wing made out with common scrolls, my fellow-creatures. And, in thine inCornice, &c.
finite goodness, O Lord, grant that this Buckingham Vignette; the Doric
be a day of bappiness and rejoicing archways filled up, in which are in- amongst the Creatures of thy Bounty; so serted common passage door-ways, shall all Mankind joyfully unite in one and over them semicircular windows: Chorus of Praise to the Eternal God of the stone arches obliterated by the Mercies.” filliog up, as noted above, coinmon windows occupying their places.
Jan. 6. Having in the preceding Number given his Grace of Buckingham'mand Tholimposture of Johanna South
colt having ceased by her death, Campbell's descriptions of this noble happy would it be if the World would house, as it appeared when finished, grow wise by experience. Prophets externally and internally; and in the and Prophetesses indeed may be expresent Number its modernized ex. pected to arise so long as insanity, ternal state at this day; it is with ex- delusion, or design has an influence treme concern we are compelled to on the mind of the possessor of such observe, that this survey must be left uvhappy principles; but that the incomplete, as every means have been minds of others should be so influ
enced, apd become partakers of every expedition, it may be imagined, bis wild error that the wildest imagina possess ons were soon dissipated. Here tion can body forth, surpasses any it was that ske predicted that the last conception of sober reason or sound day would arrive at a time which she understanding. We are told that the mentioned; and her followers were Followers of this unhappy Woman collected together in an upper chamhave not been confined to the
very ber in awful expectation of its arrival. lowest rank of society, but that some, This person informed the writer, that even of superior education, have been when he saw from the window the deluded by her. Let this humble our sun rising above the horizon in all its pride wheo we desire to be “wise splendour, he began to have suspiabove what is written;" and let it, at
I do not recolloct by what art the same time, induce us to distrust she reconciled her disciples to this disour own judgment before we give appointment; but the person aboveway to dangerous doubts. There is a mentioned, after some difficulty, distrue and a right way set before us, entangled himself from this connexion by which we may try the Spirits and returned home. Soon after this whether they be of God;" we must time Mrs. Buchan died; but not till search the scriptures, not for hidden she had predicied her resurrection to ineanings, but for that wbich lies life, like Mrs. Southcott, in three days. near
the surface, for thai bread which A second disappointment closed the all may eat, for that living water scene of delusion. which will give refreshment to all. Not many years after this period
Though a friend to toleration in Mrs. Suuthcoli caine into this neighits purest sense, it was pain and grief bourhood, on a mission similar to to me to sit on a Bench of Magis- that of Mrs. Buchay. trates when a License was, ex officio, whose story ! am telling, not pergranted to a Teacher of Johanna's fectly cured of all delusions, travelled doctrines. The man acknowledged round the neighbourhood as a selfhis conviction of their truth, though taught Teacher. In one of his visits not publicly interrogated on the sub- at an obscure village in Yorkshire he ject, and that he had a small Congre, accidentally met with Mrs. Sonthcott. gation of Hearers scattered up and At the first interview she acquainted down in the Country. The want of him that she was the Woman predicted power to investigate principles on in the Revelations. He informed ber such occasions, by certificate of cha- that he had seen another Wonian racter, &c. is certainly a proof of the foretold in the Revelations; and wishgood that might have arisen, even to ed her to explain the difficulty. Her Dissenters themselves, from that par- interpretation began and ended in a ticular clause in Lord Sidmouth's ce most severe invective and abuse. lebrated Bill. In such a case as the I have never seen any written Acpresent the Legislature was imposing count of Mrs, Buchan, and should be a hardship on the Magistrale, by en glad if any of your numerous Correjoining him to license the teaching of spondents could throw any farther not only absurd but impious doctrines. light upon her history. lam aware
I have a local reason, Mr. Urban, how worthless such characters are, for troubling you with this letter. and how greatly to be despised; but About thirty years ago a female from it is absolutely necessary to undeceive Scotland, of the naine of Buchan, the ignorant on such subjects as the came into the part of the county present. It will bardly be believed where I reside, and from whence I that in an enlightened age such ocwrite, and endeavoured to make pro currences could take place; but as selytes to her opinion. Like Mrs. ihey have taken place, it is the duty Southcott, she pretended to inspira- of every good member of society, not tion, and interpreted mysterious pas- only to recordmend but to profess that sages of Scripture to her own par religion in truth and pority which poses. In one instance, at least, she we derive from the most unpolluted was too successful. A respectable source. “ Take heed that no man farmer, living on his own estate, was deceive you ; for many shall come in induced to sell it, and, with his wife, my name, saying, I am Christ; and who was equally deluded, and a nu sball deceive many :
all these things merous family, ailended the pretended must come to pass, but the end is out prophetess to her native land. In this yet.”