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appeared in Osmund's minute regula- in the Cathedral, conducted by the tions. A singular mistake is here late Mr. Wyatt, are faithfully related, mentioned, which Gregory, who as they all took place under the imwrote a treatise on the Boy-bishop of mediate observation of the Author. Salisbury, made in that work. In the particulars respecting Sir John the Statutes of Bishop Mortival it is Cheney, who died about the beginexpressly ordered that “lbe Bishoping of Henry villth's reigo, and of of the Choristers shall make no visit," William Longspee, first Earl of Salis. whereas Gregory states that he was bury, will be read with interest. Sir accustomed to hold visitations. John, it appears, was truly a giant,

It appears that the “ matchless as his thigh bone measured above spire” was erected in all probability 21 inches, about four inches more by Richard de Farleigh, builder, who than the usual size. was employed in building the Cathe The Earl of Salisbury was one of dral of Bath, the Monastery of Read the witnesses to Magna Charta. It ing, &c. An agreement between this is a remarkable fact, here brought to architect and Nicholas" de le Wyle, light, that the very copy of this precentor, dated July 1334, is still far-famed charter, wbich, among the preserved in the Chapter Records. calumnies against Bishop Burnet, he The particular manner in wbich thi was accused of disingenuously concealagreement is expressed, and Farleigh's ing, is still extant in the muniment. oath on the Holy Evangelists to fulfil room of Salisbury Cathedral. its stipulations, prove that much importance was attached to the works celebrated document, apparently written

A copy," observes Mr. D. “ of this then carrying on at the Cathedral, by the same band as that which has although it is not explicitly said what been engraved, is still preserved among their nature or extent were. Many the Records of the Chapter. Possibly it curious items of the miseries experi- might have been the copy intrusted to enced by foreigners holding all the the care of the Earl of Salisbury, as one rich benefices of the Church, and live of the witnesses. Search was made for ing at Rome, are also recorded. The it by order of the Commissioners for report of the miracles attributed to examining the Public Records ; but it the rotten body of the good Bishop was then overlooked." p. 202. Osmund, the correspondence with the Thus is tbe character and honour Roman Court to effect his deification, of Bishop Burpet vindicated in a the expences attending that act, &c. very important and delicate part, by will amuse even the most saturoide the simplest statement of a fact. The reader. The expence of effecting this other charges of misrepresentation, mighty work amounted to '7311. 108. and even direct falsehood, brought besides 1000 marks, and an unknown against bis admirable History of the expenditure of keeping commissioners Reformation, will doubtless all be several years at Rome to plead the one day or other equally refuted and cause of the Bishop,

exposed to the contempt of every The Third part of this publication, friend to truth and reason. giving an historical description of the But we have already sufficiently monuments, is by no means the least noticed a volume which must find a interesting , though we regret that place in the library of every gentleman the principal Inscriptions have not interested either in the Civil or Ecbeen copied. The first thing that we clesiastical History of Great Britain. observed was the very handsome man. We are pleased to find such a pro. ner in which Mr. Dodsworth corrects found and elegant Work on such an an inadvertence of the late Mr. important subject, and still more that Gough, in his Sepulchral Monuments; the majesty of History is not insulted modestly evading all imputations of by egotism, or rhapsodical eulogies. vanity, in shewing, from the seals in The narrative is clear, concise, and the Chapter Records, that the tomb satisfactory, the descriptions neat and wbich Mr. G. considered to be Bishop faithful, and the decisions cool and Ruger’s, is in fact that of Bishop Joce- rational. In a word, its simple eleJine. This is speaking in the manner gance, extreme accuracy, and comone gentleman would of another, in pleteness of information,

fully answer case of any oversight, and cannot be all the expectations which have been too much applauded. The alterations formed of it,

75. Description of Browsholme Hall, remarkable instance of the good beams

in the West Riding of the County of and timbers they at that time used in York; and of the Parish of Wadding- their floors and ceilings. There were ton, in the same County : also, a Col two large fire-places, and some plain lection of Letters, from Original Ma. massy oaken tables, the reliques of old nuscripts, in the Reigns of Charles I. English hospitality. The principal stair. and II. and James II. in the possession case went out of this hall, and was curiof Thomas Lister Parker, of Browse ously carved in oak, The West wing holme Hall, Esq. 4to; pp. 130. contained the principal drawing or visit.

THIS elegant volume, which is or ing-room, which was 30 feet long by 22 namented with XX spiriled Eich- feet wide, and 15 high (now used as the ings from neatly - finished Sketches, drawing-room), the principal bed-room, appears to have been printed princi- of all. The East wing contained the

the staircase, and the chapel at the top pally for presents to the friends of the offices. On the second Aoor is a room munificent Owner of Browshoime called the oak drawing-room, being most Hall; who has kindly permitted, we richly carved in oak wainscot. There understand, 100 copies to be struck

were a great many lodging-rooms; and off for the Libraries of the Curious.

the Library was at the top of the East “ The first residence of the Parker wing, containing a large collection of y family was called Over Browsholme, curious and rare works in the early

which was above the present house, and ages ; very scarce and fine Missal nearer to the Roman road leading from

• The Life of St. Edmund, the founder Ribchester to Overborough. Charles of Bury St. Edmurds, in Suffolk,' richly Blount, the first Earl of Devonshire, illuminated with portraits and views of sold to Thomas Parker, Esq. of Over the Chapel at Bury, written in the Browsholme, all that messuage, tene Twelfth Century; the four first works ment, and one pasture, within the forest of Caxton, in high preservation and exof Bowland, in the county of York, called cellent condition, wbich were sold in Nether Brookesholme, which premises 1810 for 160 guineas; a very valuable were late parcel of the Duchy of Lan collection of MSS. &c. &c." caster.' At this time Mr. T. Parker

The learned and very highly renew-fronted the house in the style of that day, introducing in the door-way spected Author of the Antiquities of

the three orders of architecture, and laid Whalley Abbey thus describes Browse I out the grounds, which were situated bolme and its environs, in 1806: near the brook, and much warmer and

« On an elevated situation in the more sheltered than Over Browsholme, Forest of Bowland, is the antient bouse in the formal fashion of the times :

of Browsholme, for more than three • His gardens next your admiration call; centuries the residence of a family, who On every side you look, behold a wall; probably derive both their name and No pleasing intricacies intervene, arms from

the office of Park-keeper or No artful wildness to perplex the scene; Parker. Browsholme is a large house of Grove nods at grove, each alley has a red stone, with a centre, two wings, and brother,

a small façade in front, of that species And half the platform just reflects the which was peculiar to the time of Elizaother.'

beth and James I. Here is a good old In a letter from Mr. William Par- library, a large miscellaneous collection ker, Archdeacon of Cornwall, 1674, to of antient coins, and a valuable assemhis relation Mr. Thomas Parker, he blage of MSS. relating principally to the states, that ' he hears be is altering antiquities of the neighbourhood, and and beautifying his house at Brows to which this History is much indebted. holme.' In front was a bowling-green, These are monuments of the intelligence inclosed by a high wall and iron-gates, and curiosity of the family. Another over wbich was the Latio inscription, relic, preserved with religious reverence, * Nemo hanc intrat portam, qui violat attests their devotion ; it is a skull, said æquum.' The house then consisted of to have been employed by a former one centre and two wings, in the forın owner, in the private exercises of reliof an balf H. The door-way, which is gion, as a monitor of death ; and it is ornamented with pillars of the three polished by frequent attrition to a surorders of architecture, is not in the cen face resembling coarse ivory. But the tre, but has three windows on one side, most valuable relic preserved at Browsand two only on the other: this space bolme is the original seal of the Comwas in one room; it was called the hall, monwealth for the approbation of Miand was in extent 68 feet long, 23-wide, nisters; it is of very massy silver, and is and 12 high: the roof of this ball is a inscribed, the Seal for approbation of

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Ministers' in the centre are two every mark of that steeple-building ara branches of palm, and within them an in Craven. When Dodsworth visited the open book with these words, 'the Word Church, there were in the East window of God.' On a piece of needle-work in the figures of a Knight and Lady kneelthe house, but copied probably from an ing. This Chapel is dedicated to St. original board, are the following lines : Helen, and in the patronage of Thomas I pray God blesse the life

Lister Parker, Esq. of Browsholme. The of master Edmund Parker, and his wife, present incumbent is the Rev. William And all the children that with bim Parker, who is also Vicar of Almonbury,

near Huddersfield, in the county of wonnes, Five danghters and seven sonnes.

"York. Anno Dom. 1810, the Vicarage

house was rebuilt and enlarged by the « With respect to Bowland, one cir.

present Vicar. eumstance only, but a very melancholy

” At Waddington is an Hospital, one, remains to be told; viz. that in the founded in the year. 1701, by Robert year 1905 a fine herd of wild deer, the Parker, second son of Edward Parker, of fast vestige of feudal superiority in the Browsholme, Esq. The deed of endowdomains of the Lacies, were destroyed, ment sets forth that the said Robert &e. &e. The loss, however, of these Parker, to the honour and glory of God, antient ornaments of the forest has been

hath erected an Hospital, with an orain some degree compensated by the late 'tory for divine worship, for the conveimprovements of the house and grounds nient reception of ten poor widows.?at Browsholme by the taste of the In 1719 the rental of the estates bepresent owner.

of these improvements it is no small praise, in this age of inno- longing to this Hospital was 661. 85.—in

1799 it amounted to 2541. Instead of vation and experiment, to say, that

10 tbere are now 15 widows. The pious while they have produced some splendid founder died early in life, and unmarried, moderu apartments, the shell of a venera

and was interred in the Church-yard of ble mansion has been left entire. The Waddington. His monument is a plain dining-room is adorned with some of the

stone without any inscription, only his best paintings of Northcote.


coat of arms on the side." house also contains many paintings by the best Flemish masters. The hall, 46

The following description is copied feet long, is furnished with many anti- from Dr. Whitaker's << Whalley” quities, such as the Ribchester Inscrip “ Bowland, though principally eittion of the 20th Legion, celts, fibulæ, closed, is still ranged by herds of deer, different pieces of armour, and particu- under the jurisdiction of a master foresJarly a small spur, found, in the apart- ter, here, in allusion to the name of the ment called King Henry the Sixth, at forest, called the Bowbearer, who bas Waddington Hall. Among the rest is a under him an inferior keeper -- the complete suit of buff-leather, worn by former office is now held by Thomas the head of the family, a sufferer for his Lister Parker, Esq. as it has long been Loyalty, in the great rebellion. The pa- . by his ancestors. Here have been two pers of the family contain many curious lawns or enclosures for the deer, Radand original documents of those times. holme Laund, and Lạthgram Park. The The staircase window is rich in painted beautiful river Hodder, famous for its glass from Whalley Abbey, &c. Anyong umber, rişing near the cross of Grete, the portraits is one of a Parker, in the and passing through the parish of Sladereign of Charles II. with the insignia of burn (or Slaidburne), intersects the Bowbearer of Bowland; viz. a staff tipped forest, and forms the only ornamental with a buck's head in his hand, and a scenery of a tract otherwise bleak and bugle-horn at his girdle. The only ves- barren, by its deep and fringed banks. tige of the Forest Laws yet preserved On one of these is the little Chapel of here (and that too now become useless), Whitewell, together with an Inn, the is the stirrup, through wbich every dog, Court-house of Bowland, and, undoubtexcepting those belonging to the Lords, edly, a very antient resting place for must be able to pass."

travellers journeying from Lancaster to Next follows a description of the Clitheroe or Whalley. The landscape Parish of Waddington, and its Pa- here, is charming - the Hodder brawl rochial Chapel, endowed in 1439, but ing at a great depth beneath the Chapel,

washes the foot of a tall conical knowl, pot improbably founded long before.

covered with oaks to its top, and is soon “ The choir, at least, and perhaps the lost in overshadowing woods beneath. tower, were rebuilt early in the reign But it is for the pencil and not the pen of Henry VIII; for the former has the

to do justice to this scene.

On the opdate MDXI. upon a beam, and the lat posite hill, and near the Keeper's house, ter, which is of excellent masonry, bears are the remains of a small encampment,

which have been supposed to bé Roman, pleading our excuse. So, Dear Sir, with but the remains are too inconsiderable service to your Father, &c. to justify any conjecture about them. I rest your obliged humble Servant, At no great distance à cairn of stones

E. TOWNLEY." was opened, and found to contain a sort of kist vaen, and a skeleton: it is singu

Preston, 7th of May, 1675. lar that neither of these remains have “Sir,-I beleeve before this tyine you been noticed by Rauthmell, a diligent have the news of that sad disaster which and accurate investigator of the Roman happened att Liverpoole on Tuesday dast antiquities of his own neighbourhood : in the evening, where upon some falling but as he was Minister of Whitewell, he out betweene Mr. Bannester and Sir could scarcely be ignorant of this en Henry Slater's eldest sonne it poeeded campment, and may therefore be pre so farr that they went to the feilds, three sumed not to have thought it Roman. of each side videl't, Mr. Bannester, his On an adjoining height was discovered man, and Dick Assheton, on one pte a quarry and manufactory of querns or and Sir Henry Slater's three sonnes on portable millstones, of which, though the other pte, in which ingagedrent probably introduced by the Roman sol. Captaine Slater, Sir Henryès youngest diers into Britain, the use appears to sonne was slayne, and the eldest brother have continued among us till after the mortally wounded. Mr. Bannester and Norman conquest."

Assheton are both in custody, and going

towards Lanc'r, unles some other course From the “ Collection of Letters"

can be taken. Mr. B. Mann is fedd. we shall select a few short specimens:

ffor Thomas Parker, Esq. att his Treywitz, Cornwall, Bodmin 1674.

house, Brouseholme, theise are.” “ Sweet Cozen-I am very glad to hear so comfortably of you. I under

76. A Poetical History of England; stand you have beautified your house,

written for the use of the Young Ladies with rare perspectives, and your lut is

educated at Rothbury - house Schoot, fallen in a good ground. Follow the

and dedicated to them, by the Author's advice of a learned Gamaliel, so to passe

8vo, pp. 156. Law and Whitaker. the waves of this troublesome world, that you may come to the land of ever WITH much satisfaction we relasting rest, which is the daily prayer of ceive the completion of this concise Your affect Uncle,

and very useful History; which was Jun 14. WILLIAM PARKER.” briefly noticed in our vol. LXXXII.

Part I. p. 364. In a modest but manly Slaidburne, April 10, 1691. Preface the Author says, “For EDWARD PARKER, Esq. at Brows

“The Epitome of English History now holme, these. “This is a very unmannerly request presented to the publick, is a very juve I'm making to you; but the exigency few leisure hours.. ...He is aware, that

nile production, and the result only of a of the affair is such, that, though with

those who take up the book in search of blushing, I must request you to let this bearer have two gallons (or, if not só

amusement only, will meet with disap

pointinent; but he hopes that if nothing much, yet what you can spare) of Claret;

should be seen to admire, little will be for now we find by our vessel that it will

found to censure, not be sufficient to fill the Comunicants

“ In order to avoid overburdening the on Sunday, some persons have tapt it

memory, it was necessary to be as brief unknown to us. We had one rundlet from Lancaster, and was all we could

as possible; this may frequently occasion

an inbarmonious abruptness : but as the get in the Town, however it would have

History is intended to be learned, condone our business if there had been no

ciseness has been preferred to ornament. fuul play. Sir, if this will consist with

In a work for children, simplicity is in your conveniency, I will either pay you

dispensable: and but little interest can what you please for it, or will send you

be given to characters, who are scarcely tbe same quantity when I can procure it.

introduced, before they give place to If you cannot furnish me, yet if you

their successors. Defects, resulting from thought they 'had as much at Waddow

these causes, the writer flatters himself, that they would spare it, if you would

will be criticised with lenity: he wishes write to Mr. Wilkinson by this bearer, it

the work to be considered as a task, not would be a great favour: but I am very much affraid we must use (the practice subject; and not the subject as a vehicle

as a Poem; the verse as a vehicle for the of) the Greeke and Armenian Churches,

for verse." and mix our wine with water, God will have mercy, but not sacrifice, therefore The First Part embraced the long I doubt not He will pardon us, necessity period from Julius Cæsar to Richard


no more


III, which is now continued to “ the Chapters of the Novel entitled " WaHouse of Brunswick,” commencing verley,' with which the Author was Aug. 1, 1714; and on the same day greatly pleased, when she perused that in 1814, the ingenious Bard thus ad- admirably-written work, which is calçudresses the Head of that august and lated to impress, in a striking manner, much-venerated Family:

the ill consequences that may result

from instability of mind and conduct.” » Illustrious Brunswick, hail! great

A Second Poem is annexed, called George, receive

[give; The proudest honour that the world can

“ The Dark Ladye, intended as a Se"Tis England's awful Crown: the Power quel to Mr. Coleridge's Fragmentary Divine

[thine. Tale entitled Love ;"' of which we Has bless'd the heritage, and made it are told, O England ! thou hast stood the brunt “ It was one stormy evening in April of toil,

(soil, 1813, that this Fragment was written, While gory combat drench'd thy fruitful though it has never before been pubAnd now thou stand'st secure: the shaft lished; I thought it a pity that só in

[shore; teresting a tale as the one which sugOf foreign war shall reach thy favour'd gested these Stanzas should remain unNo more at home contentious discord finished, and as Mr. Coleridge would not rage,

conclude it himself, I presumed to do so Nor black sedition stain thy future page.

for him. Had it been an idea of my So may thy years to come the past atune, own, I should rather have told a tale of The meed of Peace and Glory prove Man's constancy, than of his perfidy; tbine own,

but the Knight was to be perfidious, And Brunswick's Heirs for ever grace and, of course, I adhered to my text.” thy Throne!"

We are sorry to perceive that a The Notes throughout are concise Lady who can write so well has and judicious ; and in the margin a occasion to lament her hours of sor. convenient Appendage is neatly intro She thus addresses an absent daced a chronological Series of the friend : Popes, the Emperors of Germany, and

Haste, little Book, to Anna tell the Kings of France and Spain.

That absence hath not broke the spell,

Which, round the heart of her who 77. Sir Wilibert de Waverley; or, The

writes, Bridal Eve : a Poem. By Eliza S.

Her graceful kindness twined; Francis, Author of the Kival Roses," Oh thou, by absence more endeared, Bc. sm. 8vo. pp. 85. Leigb.

Whose friendship oft consoled and THE fair Authoress of this little

cheer'd, Volume introduces ber subject by a Still Memory pays thee willing rites, declaration of her own attachment to The homage of the mind : Romance.

Ah! would that I could fly to thee, “ Ye days, when Knighthood in its glory With care oppress’d, no voice delights

For thou wouldst sooth my misery, blazed,


I none like Anna find. When Chivalry on high his standard When gallant youths, in nuble daring The tear which now the line bedews,

Oh! still believe the mournful Muse, bold,

[rollid. On Honour's lists a sounding name en

Springs from the fountain of a heart

Disdainful of each flattering art, To you I turn a retrospective glance,

Where Anna is enshrined." I love the waving plume, and beaming lance,

[Romance! With all that modern Wisdom calls

78. The Art of evading a Charitable SubIf'tis romance in virtuous deeds to shine,

scription. By Natal Junior. 8vo, pp.

26. Hatchard. And add new honours to a noble line, If 'tis romance to shield the dame ye THE grave irony of this pamphlet love,

[above, is well supported; and the cap is of And prize her smile, all guerdons far su elastic a nature, that it will fit the With high-wrought fervour, every vice poddle of almost every man who disdain,

(reign!" tries it on, whatever may be his reRomance ! return, resume thy antient ligious sentiments. The cloven foot,

The Bridal Eve, a story which is however, appears, in a sly insinuation prettily told, she says, is,

agaiost the writings of Dr. Marsh, “An amplification, in verse, of a little Dr. Maltby, Mr. Norris, and the romantic sketcb, in one of the first benevolent Bisbop of Chester.

79. Advice

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