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Epitaph on Mrs. Grove, by her Husband ....4 Mason's Statistical Account of Ireland ......44

The Bust of Shakspeare at Stratford ...... ibid. Lavoisue's Complete Genealogical, &c. Atlas 47

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England's Paruassus.--StourminsterMarshal 17 SELECT POETRY for January 1815 ......62–64

On the Rectification of the Hyperbola ....... 18

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Milion.-Family of Powell of Sandford ...... 22 Extension of the Most hon. Order of the Bath 65
The Blue Mountains in New Holland explored 25 Abstract of principal Foreign Occurrences. 69

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Antiquity of the University of Cambridge...29 Gazette,&c.Promotions.--Eccl.Preferments 79

Dr. Priestley-Opipions of Ignatius . .32 Births and Marriages of eminent Persous...80

Remarks on Banks's Extinct Baronageibid. Sketch of the Character of Mrs. Roberts ....81

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of the Rev. William Jesse..... .87
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Embellished with beautiful Perspective Views of Harefield Place, Middlesex ;

and of SrourMINSTER-MARSHAL CHURCH, Dorset.

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By SYLVANUS URBAN, Gent.

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where all Letters to whe Editor are desired an be aridressel, ST-PAID.

METROROLOGICAL DIARY IT AT EXETER.

Dec.

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Bar. Ther. at 3 P. M.

Bar. Ther. Hy. at 10 P, M. 129.51 384 64 M Very fine, frosty. 29.61 42 | 2do. Do......

29.66 | 381 5 do. | Do. 29.67 35 6 M Very fine, frosty.

29.67 34 3 do. Fine, sharp frost. .... 29.67 32 5 do. 3 29.69 35 7 M Pog&sharp frost; at 1 clear. 29.69 42

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S4 | 29.37 42 84 M Moderate and fine. ..........

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5 29.37 44 8 M

29.56 44 52 do. Do, frosty.

29.72 | 384 6 do. Do. 29.94 30 M Very fine, sharp frost....... 29.96 39 5° do. Do. do.

29.96 34 6 do. Prost. 729.97 45 10 M Gloomy and overcash.. 29.65 50 19 do. Some little rain..

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10 | 29.52 40 14
M Thick haze and rain,
29.26 | 55 16 do. | Fair and windy..

92.30 54 161 do. F. & C. windy:
11 29 32 56 17 M Pine with clouds, fresh gale. | 89.50 561 17; do. F. & C. ; small showers. 29.54 56 18“ do. F.&C.wind & rain.
12 29.55 55 18 M | Blowing hard, haze & rain, 29.56 57 | 118° do. Fair, but blowing strong.... 29.57 55 19 do. Wind and rain.
13 29.36 55 197 M Wind and rain ; at 12 fair. 29.46 49 161 do. Fine........ [wet haze. 29.55 46 16 do. | Do.;fair, but hazy.
14 29.63 49 16 M Hazy with wind and rain... | 29,57 53 8° do. Fair, bat lowering; wind and 29,52 54 18 do. Do. fair,high wind.
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S 18 i 29,75 56 16 M Pair but lowering & windy. 29.75 55 16 do. Lowering, but fair & wiady. | 29,67 54 15 do. Fair & moderate.
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29.87 41 13 do. Fine.
30 30.01 36 15' M Sharp frost.....

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29.96 35 15 do. | Do. 21 | 29.76 39 15 M Small rain; fair i rain........

29.57 42 15 do. Fair, blowing strong..

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29.46 29 18 do. Frost, snow, clear.
26 29.46 301 | 16 M Prost, snow on the ground... 29.46 32 17 do. Cloudy, frost.....

29.46 29 17 do. Thav, small rain.
27 29.1443 18 MP. & C. snow all dissolved. 28.85 19 do. Rain and wind; after 6 fair. 28.70 37 19 do. Fine.
28 28.85 38 19 MP. & C.

29.16 35 19 do. Gloomy, with sharp frost... 29.41 35 19 do, Frost. 29 29.55 35 19 M Peggy, with small rain...... 29.55 43 20 do. Poggy and gloomy.

29.63 44 19 do. Foggy. 30 29.66 49 204 M Lowering, with small rain... 29.57 53 21 do. Do.; at 5 a shower, then fair. 29.67 45 25 do. Fine. 31 29.86 43 25 M | Pine......

29.95 { 464 120 do. Some drops ; fine..... 30.02 1 42 22 do, I Fine.

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,

For JANUARY, 1815.

P de

Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 10. Yet was bis aim to dissipate the night scriptions inserted in the two last The Christian's steady plan to recomMagazines have not proved upac

mend,

Just in its source, and happy in its end. ceptable to some classes of readers; I

Thus to his flock, whom here he left bemust claim indulgence for the inser

hind, tion of a few others, which, perhaps, Thus to his neighbours, who were all

[mankind, are pot less simple, correct, and ele

He gave example to pursue with zeal gant, than those communicated in my

His Saviour's steps to everlasting weal: two former letters. As the subjects And in the moment of expiring breath, of them are får removed from the To give a test of endless joy in death, reach of human applause, the affectionate tribute of surviving friends

II. In St. Mary's Redcliffe, Bristol. can add uothing to their happiness; On Mrs. Fortune Little, wife of Mr. Jolon but these perishing records may awa Little, died June 26, 1777, aged 57. ken reflection in the minds of the O could this verse her bright example thoughtless, and evince to all the ex, spread,

[dead; cellence and consolation of a life de- And teach the living while it prais’d the voted to religious duty and practical Then, Reader, should it speak her hope Christianity, Yours, &c.

J. C.
divine,

[thine :

Not to record her faith, but strengthen I. In Folkstone, Church, Kent.

Then should her every virtue stand con To the Memory of William Langhorne",

fess’d, A. M. Curate of Folkstone, who died in Till every virtue kindled in thy breast:

February 1772, at the age of fifty-one, But if thou slight the monitory strain, In life belov’d, in death for ever dear,

And she has liv'd, at least to thee, in O friend, o brother, take this parting vain, tear!

[sigh,

Yet let her death an awful lesson give, If Life has left me aught that asks a

The dying Christian speaks to all that 'Tis but like thee to live, like thee to die.

live. John LANGHORNE. Enough for her, that here her ashes rest,

Till God's own plaudit shall her worth Of Langhorne's life, be this memorial

HANNAH MORE. given,

[was heaven; Whose race was virtue, and whose goal III. In the Church-yard of Amwell, Not through the selfish, drear unfriendly in Hertfordsbire. road

[trod; Which antient moralists and sophists True Piety neglected dwells ;

In cottages and lonely cells But in an active sphere of Christian love, Till call d to Heav'n, its native seat, He mov'd himself, and will’d mankind

Where the good man alone is great ; Enthusiast's confidence, or sceptic's fear, And view its Judge with cheerful eyes ;

"Tis then this humble dust shall rise, Affected not his equable career; With evangelic eloquence he warm’d,

While guilty sinners sink afraid,

And call the mountains to their aid. With reason won us, and with meekness

WILLIAM SOMERVILLE charm'd; Shew'd in his life, his converse, and his prayer, (care. Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 11. The friend's attachment, and the pastor's THE name of “ Anda Seward” is Oft would he, in the mines of antient

lore, Historic truth and moral truth explore;

LXXXIV. ii. p. 515, as the author of

ihe epitaph on Mrs. Grove. I read * He published “ Job, a Poem," a the epitaph many years ago in the “ Paraphrase of Isaiah," and, with his South transept of the Cathedral at brother, the “ Lives of Plutarch." Lichfield, and mentioning it at Dr.

Falconer's,

attest.

to move.

Teroneously mentioned in vol.

Falconer's, where I dined, said, “I original, that it is time bis monusupposed it was by Miss Seward, mental bust in Stratford Church, the the Poetess of the place:"-" No, earliest authenticated likeness of our judeed it is not,” was the answer. Bard, should recover its deserved es* It was wrilten by her husband Dr. timation. Grove himself; and, what is better, In your Magazine for June 1759, she deserved every word of it.” Upon p. 257, it was properly observed by this, I re-visited the monument, and ihe Rev. Joseph Greene, at that time transcribed the epitaph. I knew Mr. master of our free-school, and whose Grove personally at Oxford, when he contributions occasionally found a was there superintending the educa- place in your early numbers, that the tion of bis son. He had much of the doubt whether the Stratford bust pregentlenian in his appearance, a hand served any resemblance of the Bard some, intelligent, prepossessing coun did not take date before the erection tenance, and was reckoned a very sen of his cenotaph in Westwinster Abbeys sible man. He had been educated at the admirers of which upheld the opiOriel College; M. A. there 1765, and nion that the country figure differed had the honorary degree of D. C. L. as much from the likeness of the Poet, in 1781. He used to live, not at Lich as it did from the face in the Abbey : field, but I think at or near Coventry; and so far endeavoured to depreciate and perhaps gave up his seat there to its merit. From that period our Strabhis son on his inarriage, and then came ford bust has sunk into comparative and resided in the Close at Lichfield. neglect ; and for these probable reaMay I add, that I have some reason to sons that ever since Scheemaker exebelieve that Dr.Grove has occasionally cuted the Abbey bust from Zoust's corresponded with Mr. Urban?

painting, which must have been a Whether the other two epitaphs are copy, as his earliest knowo picture in rightly given to Hannah More and England was done, according to MaMrs. Carter, I do not know. Dr. lone, in 1657 ; and since Roubiliac is Stonhouse, who wrote many religious said to have made the statue of our tracts, a pious good man, perhaps a Poet from the Chandos picture for little tinctured with methodism, was Garrick, from the laller of which the likely enough to be the author of an Jubilee Statue presented by tlal inepitaph for his wife. But I do not imitable Roscius to our 'Town was said know the fact. One would suppose to be copied, the publick have formed from these copies, that the names, in their own imagination, and accus" Anna Seward,” “ Hannah More;" tomed themselves to a likeness of and“ Elizabeth Carter,” are inscribed Shakspeare very different from what on the respective monuments; and if it probably ought to be. In this they so, my memory must have imposed have been too long assisted by the enupon me in my Lichfield anecdote ; gravings of Simon, of Vertue, Houbut I verily believe that I am right. braken, and Earlom ; from one or Yours, &c.

R.C. other of which most of the subsequent

prints have been copied : they have Mr. URBAN, Lichfield, Jan. 12. been familiarized to a frenchified head

TRUST you will feel anxious to of the “sweet Swan of Avon” by the

take an early opportunity of cor incalculable vumber of busts, medals, recting an error of the Correspondent and seals; and by Malone, in his zeawho has attributed, I know not upon lous yet ineffectual endeavours to what ground, the much-admired epi- establish' the Chandos canvas, they taph to the memory of Lucy Grove, have been taught to look with a suin Lichfield Cathedral, to the pen of percilious indifference upon

the"pertMiss Seward, when in fact it was ness in the countenance of the Stratwritten by her husband, William ford bust totally differing from that Grove, Esq. D.C.L. as is well known placid composure and thoughtful gra. to many persons here, as well as to

vity so perceptible in his original Yours, &c. ANTI-PLAGIARY. [Chandos) portrait, and his best prints.

The statuary (he continues) probably Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 13. had the assistance of some picture, HE publick bave been so long and failed only from want of skill to

imposed upon by the numerous paintings of Shakspeare, all equally

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Thus powerfully will prejudice and tory of our Stratford bust. In Noprepossession operate. That the Strat vember 1813, I gave Mr. Britton a ford bust has, however, been unme cast which I had made of this face, ritedly neglected, is mosť unequivo and from which was copied the woodcally affirmed. The tradition of the cut prefixed to his “ Essay." By that town is, that it was copied from a cast gentleman the original was duly apafter Nature, a practice sufficiently preciated ; and in consequence Mr. prevalent in that age to support oral George Bullock, of Tenterden-street, communication. “But we have still,” Hanover-squre, visited Stratford in says Mr. Britton in his Essay prefixed December last, with such sentiments to Whittingham's edition, a better

as animate the connoisseur, and made criterion, and a more forcible argu the first complete cast of the whole ment in its behalf; one that flashes bust. Let it, therefore, be hoped that conviction to the eye of the intelli an excellent engraving, upon a large gent artist and anatomist. This is scale, by the first artist in England, the truth of the drawing, with the ac will be speedily given to the publick; curacy of muscular forms, and shape for though it has been several times of the skull, which distinguishes the copied with the monument itself (in bust now referred to, and which are Dugdale's Warwickshire; in Pope and evidences of a skilful sculptor.” That Sewell's 8vo edition, 1728, by Fourit was erected within seven years from drinier ; in Ireland's Avon; Boydell's the Poet's death is certain, being Illustrations; and in my own History mentioned by Leonard Digges in his of this Town) yet most of them are verses accompanying the first folio edi- incorrectly and all of them unsatis tion of Shakspeare's dramatic works, factorily engraved. To multiply the printed in 1623 ; and though I cannot casts from Mr. Bullock's first, and conaltogether agree with the late Mr. sequently valuable mould, will be now Greene, in his before-mentioned letter, impossible ; for after that which he that if we compare the earliest en has in London, and one which I pos graving which was made of the Bard sess (the latter only half way down (that of Droeshout in the first folio) the body of the bust) were made, the with the face on the Stratford Monu- original mould was broken up, and meat, there will be found as great a thrown into the Avon. resemblance as perhaps can well be The Stratford bust is carved out of between a statue and a picture, ex a solid block of stone (perhaps either cept that the hair is described rather Portland or Bath), but on no part of shorter and straighter on the latter it could be discovered any name or than on the former; nor coincide with date. By comparing the style and the Mc. Malone, who could not, on com quality of the material with other paring them, trace any resemblance contemporary works (between 1610 whatever ; yet I think there may be and 1623) a probable guess may be found a considerable similitude of our made which of the few eminent artists monumental bust to this print, for of James's reign might have executed the correctness of which we have his it. The general glare of light beamfriend Jonson's testimony; and the ing on all sides through the Gothic 6 surly Ben” would surely not have windows which surround the monuunnecessarily complimented the artist, ment, is certainly disadvantageous to nor ventured to affirm what, had it the appearance of the features of this been untrue, numbers then living could face; but when a single or more conand probably would have denied. The tracted light is properly thrown upon sculptors of that period seem to have it, then the loftiness and beauty of the excelled the engravers in their respec- forehead, the handsome sbape of the tive arts; and the Stratford bust, nose, the remarkable form of the which in the disposition of the head mustachios and beard, and the very indicates some acquaintance with Gre- peculiar sweetness of expression in the cian models, is a much superior spe mouth, are particularly striking. At cimen of the labour of the chisel, than first sight there appears an extravaDroeshout's engraving is of that of gant length in the upper lip, which, tbe burin.

if viewed in profile, shews in truer The intention of these tedious ob- proportion. After all, it appears someservations, Mr. Urban, is to introduce what long; and Lavater, upon what the mention of a new era in the his ever principles he determined, and

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