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thing in the metropolis itself, nor, we believe, in this part of the kingdom; all the churches and other public buildings which he erected being in Lancashire and the adjoining counties. A list of them will be found in the introduction to the second series of his Domestic Architecture; we shall, therefore, only mention the Town Hall at Manchester, which may, perhaps, be considered his chef-d'œuvre, at least as regards the interior. In almost every competition for a building of any importance, drawings were sent in by Mr. Goodwin, and these frequently obtained for him one of the premiums offered. This was the case with regard to the new Grammar School at Birmingham, a drawing of which was exhibited by him last year at Somerset House. Some few years ago, he brought before the public a scheme for an extensive cemetery in the immediate vicinity of the metropolis, the drawings for which were exhibited gratuitously for several months, at an office taken for the purpose in Parliament Street. The grounds were to have been ornamented with a variety of edifices, copied from the principal buildings at Athens, of some of which there would have been duplicates in the corresponding parts of the inclosure. This project excited some attention at first, but soon died away; and, in fact, it was upon such a scale that it could hardly have been realised. During a great part of last year, Mr. Goodwin was in Ireland, preparing designs for extensive additions to the College at Belfast, including a magnificent building for a museum, the plan of which would have been ingenious and novel; and he was also going to erect some baths at Dublin: yet both these undertakings seem to have been altogether abandoned.


Married.]-At Manchester, Edward Bellasis, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law, to Eliza Jane, only daughter of William Garnett, Esq., of Lark-hill, Salford.

At Felbrigg, the Hon. Richard Hare, grandson of the Earl of Listowel, and Captain in the 36th Regiment, to Mary Christina, fourth daughter of the late Vice-Admiral Windham, of Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk.

At Alderley, Lieut. Col. Wm. Henry Scott, Scotch Fusileer Guards, to Harriet Alethea, fifth daughter of Sir John Thomas Stanley, of Alderley, Bart.

At Chelmsford, Henry Methold, Esq, of Lincoln's-inn-fields, youngest son of the Rev. Thos. Methold, Rector of Stoneham, Suffolk, to Sophia Jane, only daughter of the late Geo. Porter, Esq., of Weald Side Lodge, Essex.

At Bromley, Kent, Herbert Jenner, Esq., eldest son of the Right Hon. Sir Herbert Jenner, to Maria Eleonora, third daughter of the late George Norman, Esq., of Bromley Com


At Lower Norwood, Edward, eldest surviving son of Lieut.-Col. Williamson, to Maria, youngest daughter of the late George Grant, Esq., of Shenley-hill, Herts.

At St. Marylebone Church, Captain W. J. Hughes, 4th Light Dragoons, to Georgina Frances, only daughter of Major-General Sir Loftus Otway.

At Hampstead Church, Thomas Andrews, Esq., of the Inner Temple, Serjeant-at-Law, to Amelia, youngest daughter of Thos. May. nard, Esq., of Frognal-rise.

At Pennard, Sir John Dean Paul., Bart., to

Mary, widow of Berkeley Napier, Esq., of
Pennard House, Somerset.

C. Gill, Esq., brother of Sir Robert Gill, to Frances, daughter of the late Lady Murray, and widow of Capt. Ferdinand Williamson.

Died.]-Aged 71, Lieut.-Col. T. V. Reynolds, formerly Inspector-General of Military Surveys.

In her 66th year, Lady Gibbons, wife of Sir John Gibbons, Bart., of Stanwell-place, Middlesex.

In her 44th year, Mary, the wife of the Rev.
Robert Tritton, Rector of Morden, Surrey.
At Brighton, Edward Sidgwick, Esq., of the
Paragon, Blackheath.

At Clifton, Charles Frederick Cock, Esq., of
Montagu street, Russell-square, in his 36th


At Twyford Lodge, Sussex, Major-General Robt. Sewell, 89th Regiment.

William Holt, Esq., Surgeon, of Tottenham, in his 75th year.

On board the ship Duke of Roxburgh, on his way to Mauritius, where he was proceeding for the benefit of his health, Thomas Mainwaring, Esq., of the Bengal Civil Service.

At Kingston, Hants, Mrs. Drury, aged 82, relict of R. V. Drury, Esq, and granddaughter of the celebrated Dr. Gibson, late Bishop of London.

At Hampton Court, aged 82, Mrs. Bowater, relict of the late Admiral Bowater.

In the Avenue-road, Regent's Park, George Ripley, Esq., in his 45th year.




Renovation of Westminster Hall. Westminster Hall looks vastly improved for the changes that have taken place within its walls; procrastinated as have been the labours of renovation, and unpromising as are the appearances of completion, the side walls and the arms constituting the terminations of the supporters of the roof, are entirely renovated, and present a remarkably beautiful appearance. The mouldings and other ornaments also present all the freshness of novelty. The appearances are delightful to the antiquarian. The southern window, that abutting upon Abingdon-street, has also undergone entire renovation, and the walls adjoining it and the surmounting turret that used to be, have scaffolding preparatory to the work of restoration. A small door-way at the farther end of the hall, to communicate with the Houses of Parliament, is retained; but it is so constructed as to be in some degree in accordance with the architecture of the hall, instead of presenting, like the olden door-way, a square wood-work, as if the door led from one parlour to another. With respect to the period when this work (which was to be

finished somewhere about last Christmas), is really to be completed, there are no means of judging, but it is quite evident that it is not likely to be finished for some time yet.


Supply of Tin.-For some little time past, much anxiety has existed in the mining districts of this county, in consequence of an application by the tinplate manufacturers to the Board of Trade for a diminution of the import duty on tin. We believe that for the present this has been refused; but we fear that the terms in which that determination was couched were such as to induce the manufacturers to contemplate a similar application during the next session of Parliament. Now, notwithstanding an advance of the price of white tin from 75s. to 85s. per cwt. has very lately taken place, we have still a diminishing supply; and on an average of the county, we fear that the tin mines are little, if at all, more than paying their current costs. The dimi nution of the import duty would occa

sion the immediate substitution of Banca tin for Cornish refined tin in the tinplate manufacture; and when we see that of 3900 tons produced by the mines in Cornwall and Devon in the past year, 3400 tons were consumed at home, we need hardly point out that the consequence of such a measure would be the stopping of almost all our tin mines, of which the return is about one-fourth of the value of the entire mining produce of Cornwall.- Falmouth Packet.


Extraordinary Upheaving of Masses of Rock. A remarkable phenomenon has occurred at the quarry of Dr. Hughes, in Toxteth-park. Whilst the workmen were engaged in their labours, they observed a mass of rock with a quantity of superincumbent earth upon it, which would weigh at least 100 tons, suddenly to heave and rise six inches; after which it immediately settled into its proper position, cracking the rock in various places, and leaving other marks of convulsion.-Liverpool Mercury. The preceding statement will probably appear incredible to many of our readers; but it is an undoubted fact, that a few years ago an immense mass of rock in the tunnel of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, rose several inches, and stopped the navigation of the canal until it was cut down to the former level.-Manchester Guardian.


County Rates.-A circular has been sent round to the magistrates in this county, and it would seem throughout the kingdom, requesting them to make a return to the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the subject of County Rates, of the amount of fees received by clerks under the heads specified, distinguishing the amount paid directly, or in the end reimbursed by the county, from that which is borne by individuals. This, we suppose, is preparatory to that thorough investigation of the expenses of public prosecutions to which the Commissioners allude in their last report. It seems probable, from the mode in which the return is ordered, that the Commissioners contemplate, by the formation of a general fee list, to equal

ize these charges, which now, we understand, vary materially in different parts of the kingdom.-Worcester Herald.


The Organ of York Minster. - The organ of York Cathedral is the largest in the United Kingdom, and taken in all its advantages, not surpassed, we believe, by any organ on the continent. It has three sets of keys of six octaves each, and two octaves of pedal keys. The number of stops is 56, and of pipes about 4500. The great organ at Haarlem has 60 stops, and nearly 5000 pipes; but while it has only two pipes of 32 feet long, and eight of 16 feet, the York organ has four of 32 feet, and 20 of 16 feet. The diameter of the 32 feet double metal diapason is 20 inches, and the diagonal of the double wood diapason of the same length is four feet. The distribution of the stops in this instrument is thus-24 to the great organ, 10 to the choir organ, 12 to the swelling organ, and 10 to the pedals. There are six copula stops, and seven composition pedals, and there are 60 complete ranks of pipes through the manuls. Recently a great improvement has been made in the effect of this instrument, by an elevation of the swell box, which before lay too closely on the ranks of pipes below, so as very greatly to injure their power and effect. By raising the swell box, sufficient space has been given for the sound of these once half-smo. thered pipes to expand into full volume; and the improvement is well worth the expense of the alteration; and the additional tabernacle work which has been required to conceal the swell box is now elevated above the original case. The old organ of the cathedral, destroyed by the fire of 1829, though greatly inferior to the Haarlem in the numbers of its stops and pipes, that of the former being 52, and of the latter 3254, yet it greatly exceeded it in the number of its large scale stops, carrying with it, therefore, the preference of musical men, who found in it all the power and depth of the continental instruments, combined with the sweetness and mellowness of the English. If its predecessor could thus claim a preference over its Dutch rival, the present instrument undoubtedly surpasses it very greatly, being in fact by far the most remarkable organ in the world in its large scale stops, though several organs on the continent exceed both it and the Haarlem organ in the number of pipes; but this is no

conclusive proof of either the excellence or the size and power of the instrument, as small and bad pipes will count as well as the largest and the best.-York Gazelle.


A moving bog has been lately wit nessed on a part of Lord O'Neil's estate, in the neighbourhood of Randalstown, on the Ballymena road, and about two miles and a half from the former town. On the 19th ult., in the evening, the first movement occurred. A person who was near the ground was surprised to hear a rumbling noise, as if under the earth; and immediately after, his surprise was not a little increased on perceiving a part of the bog move pretty rapidly forward, a distance of a few perches. It then halted, and exhibited a broken rugged appearance, with a soft peaty substance boiling up through the chinks. It remained in this state till the 22nd, when it suddenly moved forward at a quick rate, covering cornfields, potato-fields, turf-stacks, hay in ricks, &c.; not a vestige of which now remains to be seen. So sudden and rapid was this movement, that the adjacent mail coach road was covered in a few minutes, or rather moments, to a depth of nearly twenty feet. It then directed its course towards the River Maine, which lay below it; and so great was its force, and such the quantity of matter carried along, that the moving mass was forced a considerable way across the river. In consequence of the late heavy rains, the river has again found its channel through the matter deposited in its bed; otherwise the water would have been forced back, and immense damage done to the land on the banks. The fish in the river have been killed to a considerable distance. The damage done by this mossy inundation has been very considerable. About 150 acres of excellent arable land have been covered, and rendered totally useless. Down the middle of the projected matter a channel has been formed, through which there is a continual flow of a dark, peaty substance over ground where, only two weeks ago, the reapers were at work. A house close by the road is so far overwhelmed that only a part of the roof is to be seen. Besides the actual damage sustained, the utmost alarm prevails; and the people living adjacent to the place have been removing their furnįture, &c., to a distance. Northern Whig.






"WHY, then, Grace, where was the good of all the larning I gave you, girl darlint, if you won't read us what's on the paper; sure it's pleasant, at times, to hear the news."

Uncle, dear, sure it's all the pleasure in life I'd have in accommodating you," replied Grace, still continuing to twirl her wheel. "Only that, you see, I can't read and spin at the same time."

"What news you tell us," persisted Corney Burnett, or as he was commonly called "Black Burnett;""what news you tell us. Who ever expected you to read and spin at the same time? And indeed, dear Grace, its glad of an excuse I'd be, set aside the reading, to get you from your wheel; the bur and the twirl of it's never out of my eyes nor ears.'

"It's eager to make the linen I am, to keep us clean and comfortable, -and you above all, uncle; to see you comfortable, sure, is the pride of my life, to say nothing of the blessing."

"Thank you, Grace; I believe it from my heart. And why shouldn't I? since the day I promised my poor brother (God be good to him!) to be a father to the both of you, I never had an aching heart on your account, anyhow."

"Nor on account of poor Michael either, uncle. Poor Michael, for the sense God has left in him, is as good a boy as is to be found in a month of Sundays."

"Ay," replied Burnett, sorrowfully; "but it's very mournful to see him sitting there, staring into the turf fire, and seeming to care for nothing on the living earth but that cur of a dog."

"Snap loves him dearly: it's wonderful, so it is, to see how he watches every turn Michael takes; the poor baste's eye is never tired looking at him, nor his ear never shut to his voice," said Grace, putting aside her wheel and unfolding the remnants of a tattered newspaper. "Read the news-read the news," reiterated the half-idiot boy, who had been, as his uncle truly said, staring into the turf fire, his dog curled round his feet, and his long, bony fingers clasped over his knees. "Read the news, Grace. What you see wrong in others, mend in yourself,-what you see wrong in others, mend in yourself:-is that the news, Grace ?"

Grace could hardly forbear smiling at the rapidity with which he pronounced and repeated a sentence that had obtained for him the sobriquet of "Preaching Michael;" and she replied-"I think, Mick, honey, it would be news if people did so."


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"Ay," repeated the idiot, "what you see wrong in others, mend in yourself."

"Hold your whisht, will you?" exclaimed Black Burnett. "What name's to the paper you've got, Grace ?"

"That's more than I can tell you, uncle dear," replied the gentle girl; "for the name's clean tore off: but sure it's no matter for the name; one paper's as good as another."

"Oh! be quiet, now; don't you mind that some papers are for one side, and some for t'other, and both can't be right, that's an impossibility. How ould is it?"

"I can't tell that either, uncle; but it can't be very ould, for just down here it says that small bonnets are all the thing, and the last time Mrs. Hays, of the Grate house, was past here, she had a hat like a griddle; so, as she's tip-top, she'd have tip-top fashions. Why not? So I'm sure the paper's not over a fortnight printed, any way.”

"Well, read what they're after saying in the big Houses of Parliament, and all about Counsellor Dan; read every word, not as you did the last loan of a paper I had: Barney Doolen told me twice as much out of it as you read, Grace."

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Barney made it, then," exclaimed Grace, nevertheless colouring deeply, for she knew the charge was not altogether unfounded, as she was in the habit of skipping a great deal. Barney made the news, I say, uncle; for I read it from top to bottom, and then again, and again, and most of it backwards to plaze you: it took me as long as I'd spin a pound of flax-so it did."

"I wish I knew if that paper was one of the right sort," said Burnett, without heeding her observation.

"I'm sure it is," she replied; "for at the very top it begins with 'Father Mulvaney's Sarmon.""

"A priest's sarmon put on the paper," repeated the good man, rubbing his hands gleesomely, and drawing his "creepie" closer to the fire; "let's have it, Grace. Now show your fine larning, my girl ;-but asy, there, first let me light my doodeen. Augh!" he continued, after screwing up his tobacco in a piece of dirty brown paper and thrusting it into a hole in the wall" for safety." Augh! Grady's tobacco isn't worth a farthing a pound-he always keeps it in paper.

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"He has you there," laughed pretty Grace, as she glanced at the paper-ends sticking out of the wall.

Read the sarmon,-one at a time, if you plaze, Miss Grace," said Burnett, looking serious; but Grace, before she did her uncle's bidding, sprang up, and kissed his wrinkled cheek affectionately, whispering, "You are not angry with your own poor Grace?" The seriousness passed from the old man's brow, and Grace commenced showing her larning." She had not finished the first sentence, however, when she stopped, and said, "Uncle, it's very strange, but this sarmon is spelt quare-not in good English."


"A mighty fine judge you are, to be sure," replied Burnett, again roused to the "short passing anger." "A mighty fine scholar you must be to faut a priest's sarmon and the printing of a newspaper! I suppose you'll be for preaching and printing yourself."

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