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do on the patience of your Readers) case in the Nortb-east corner. There if I briefly state the different senses of are five bells in the tower thus inthat much-abused term ? Regenera. scribed : tion is used to denote three distinct 1, 2, and 3. LESTER AND PACK OF things. It signifies, 1. the new birth,

LONDON fecit 1755. the event or fact of our being boro of

4. ROBARD . GURNEY. MADE . ME. water and of the Holy Spirit in bap- 1665. tism; and this is the meaning of the

5. JOAN. BREND. MADE . ME. 1658*. word in the New Testament, and in The Dave, which is separated from our Liturgy. 2. It denotes a regene

the tower by a lofty pointed arch, rate state, a life of sincere faith and and from the ailes by four poioted obedience, such as the gospel requires. arches upon clustered columus, is 3. It is used to signify conversion, lighted on each side by three sinall turning to God after some great sio, clerestory

, windows, square-headed, as Peler's conversion after his shame. and consisting of two lights. The ful denial of his Lord, or after a habit foot is a plain octagonal bason lined or course of wickedoess, as in the case with lead, and supported by an octaof Colonel Gardiner. In this third gonal shaft, and stands at the Northand least proper sense, Regeneration west corner of the cave.

The pulpit is commonly used by Methodists and and reading-desk, which are of oak, Dissenters in general; and in this and carved, are placed on the North sense, I presume, from what precedes, side, against the first pillar from the Dr. Doddridge takes it in his serions chancel. Near the step to the read. on Regeneration. Words are in them- ing-desk, lielwo slabs of black marble selves harmless ; and if a man chooses

thus inscribed : by the word Chalk to denote Cheese, “ Here lyeth the body of Margaret and tells us so, we can understand Knopwood, ye wife of Robt. Knopwood, him. But endless confusion arises, if who depd this life the 37th of Novem? men speak of things as different as

1729. Aged 67 years." light and darkness, under one and the

“ Here lyeth the body of Robert Knopsame term, and giving po explanation seventh day of May, in the year of our

wood, who departed this life the twentyof their meaning, lead us to suppose Lord one thousand seven hundred and they speak of one and the same thing twenty-three, and in the sixty-fifth year

But I am deviating from the parti- of his age.” cular fact, which I wish to learn in A little more towards the South, the life of Smalbrooke, of Sherlock, are two black slabs : of, as I rather imagine, of Secker. “ In memory of William Farrer, who Yours, &c.

R. C. departed this life April 22d, 1775, aged Topographical Account of the Parish As I am now so must you be, of TOTTINGTON, in Norfolk.

Therefore prepare to follow me. (Concluded from p. 27.)

Also Mary the wife of the above WilThe Church * (see PlateII.) isa fair liam Farrer, who departed this life April

6th, 1791, aged 76 years. cel, nave, side ailes, and Soutb porch.

“ Sacred to the memory of Willm the of the vestry, which is said to have

son of Willm and Mary Farrer: who died been on the North side of the chancel,

March 20th, 1808, aged 58 years." nothing now remains. At the West

At the East end of the nave are two eod of the nave is a square tower sup- large pews, which, in Blomefield's ported by strong buttresses at each time, stood in the North aile. That corner. It was formerly crowned

on the South side has this inscription, with a spire covered with lead, but, within : being in a ruidous state, was, in 1802,

Suptu Ed'i Salter, et Brigitt nup' laken down with the Archdeacon's

vxor eius : Ano. D'ni. 1631." consent. West entrance under a point

* There is a tradition in the village, of ed arch ; pointed window above con- an acre of land having been left by an sisting of two lights. Winding stair

old lady, the rent of which was to be ex

pended towards keeping the bells in re* Dimensions of the Church within pair. It is much to be regretted that the walls : nave 60 feet long, 23 feet this bequest (if any such existed) is now wide ; each aile 53 feet long, il feet lust, as the woodwork in which the bells wide; chancel 32 feet long, 19 feet wide. hang are much decayed. GENT. MAG. February, 1819.

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That on the North side isthus inscribed: and both are decapitated. That over

“: : 1636. : THOMAS : SALTER: the North door bears before him a AND : HIS : WIFE : JANE."

shield, Arg. a cross flory; the other is At the entrance into the chancel, the figure of a priest or bishop, with lies a slab, robbed of a brass plate uplifted hand, in the posture of bene. which has contained an inscriplion. diction. In the middle of the aile are In the North-east corner of the pave three slabs uninscribed, and towards there appears to have been either a the East end are the effigies, on a brass niche for a slalue, or a door-way to plate, of a woman and her daughler, the rood-loft.

with joined hands, kneeling on a cuThe South aile is lighted by one

shion before a desk. (See the Plate.) window to theWest,three to thesouth, On the daughter's coat, E. V. for and one to the East. There are many Elizabeth Uoger*, Below is this in. small reninants of painted glass. la scription : the upper part of the East window of

6. HERE LYETH INTERRED THE CORPES this aile, is the figure of an angel, of MARGARET PORY, WHOSE sovle THE with wings and an outstretched arm, approaching a throne, having these NAL REST, the 5TH OF APRIL, AN° Dom. words on a scroll :

1598, IN THE 54TH YERE OF HER AGE.

THIS MONVMENT WAS ERECTED BY LYKE SCS SANCTVS SCS. (Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth.] VNGER. her second hvsBAND, IN TOKEN OF

A THANKFULL AND LOYAL MIND,” The entrance from the purch is under a pointed arch. Against the

On the back of a seat at the East South wall are two plain monuments end of the aile: of black marble, bordered with free- " THOMAS SALTER. 1636." stone, thus inscribed :

The Chancel is separated from the To the memory of Joseph Duffield, nave by a pointed arch. The Deca. who departed this life June 21, 1758, in logue and Royal arms occupy the the 88th year of his age. To the me

upper part of the arch; the lower mory also of Mary Duffield", wife of the part is ornamented by a handsome said Joseph Duffield.”

screen, carved and gilded. There are “In memory of Thomas Duffield, four windows in the chancel ; viz. two youngest son of Joseph Duffield, and Mary

to the South, one to the North, and his wife. He departed this life the 3d of

one to the East. The tracery of the April, 1770, aged 46 years."

East window is, I am sorry to say, The back of the second seat from

blocked up after the barbarous fashion the East end of this aile bas this in.

of the present day. It is much to be scription :

lamented that the Archdeacons do not “Orate pro a'rat' Walteri Dalter, et prevent the venerable structures of Alicie ur' eius, et pro quib' tenentur.”

our pious forefathers from being thus The North aile is lighted by the shamefully disfigured. same number of windows as the South

This part of the Church underwent aile. Many fragments of painted glass considerable repairs some years ago ; remain, particularly in the East win. the roof was liled and ceiled, the floor dow, where I find the figure of a lion, was raised and laid with new bricks. having over its back a scroll with There is a poioted door to the South. these letlers :

In the South wall there was a piscina Ecce : spe : scs.

and three seats for the officiating There is also a female figure with a priests, these are now walled up. All scroll thus inscribed :

ihe seats in the Church, except three, Pece filius.

are open, and highly ornamented with In the South-east corner a trefoil- carved work of lions couchant, and headed piscina, and on the North side dogs, &c. muzzled ; but many of the a pointed door. The wood-work of figures have been wantonly destroyed. the roof of this aile is carved; the The roof of the steeple, nave, ailes, supporters rest on half-length figures;

aod porch is leaded, the chancel is only two of the figures now remain, * These brass plates lay loose on the

floor when Blumefield wrote in 1739, “ Mrs. Mary Duffield, from Weasen- and have continued so till within a few bam, aged 96, was buried March 7, 1784." weeks, when they were fixed down at the Parish Register. expence of the present curate.

tiled. We are told by Blomefield, Henry Frankland.

180.. that great part of the Church-yard Charles Wodsworth.

1819 wall was topped with large coffin- Thomas Sayers .

. 1814 stones, with crosses of various forms on Joseph Wilkinson occurs as assis. them. “They were formerly," sayshe,

tant minister, from May to Dec. 1815

..1816 “ laid over ihe vicars, or other reli: Gooch Fowell. gious persons, who were buried here, Ralph Grenside signs officiating mi

nister from Nov.

. 1816 aod have been since taken from their

The Rev. Matthew Dawson Duffield, graves, and applied to the present late of Gunville and Caius College, in use." of the Church-yard wall no

Cambridge, and F.S.A. was ordained and thing now remains except the founda- licensed to this curacy July 20, 1817. tion; there are two or three large Mr. Duffield is the present curate. coffin-stones in the Church.yard, and Mr.William Herring is the parish-clerk. the floor of the porch is laid with

Yours, &c. RICANONDIENSIS. stones in the shape of coffio-lids. Over the entrance to the porch, which is

Mr. URBAN,

Sept. 29. by a round there is a

The of that pious, saint.

the Jate Rev. Robert Potter, whose There were two gilds in this Church, death is recorded in your Magazine, one dedicated to the Nativity of our

vol. LXXIV. p. 792, were interred in Lady, kept at her allar, which I be

the church-yard of Lowestoft, where lieve to have been at the East end of till very lately they were without either the North aile; a light was continually

monument or inscription, as be had burning before her image in service decidedly expressed an aversion to time. "St. Andrew, the patron, had both during his life-time, as well as to also his gild kept, and a light before the two frequent practice of interring his image in the choir or chancel; in churches, which he never perthere was also a light kept before the mitted when he could with propriety Holy Cross on the rood-loft.

prevent it. His memory however conThe oldest register which remains, tinues to be gratefully cherished by begins 1711, and ends 1795. The

his parishioners, who have erected a second commences 1795, and conti- plain table monument in the churchaues lill 1812, when the new registers yard against the North wall of the begio. There is another register which chancel, with the following inscripcontains the marriages from 1754 to tion : 1812.

“ Near to this place From the year 1800 to 1817, both

are interred the remains of inclusive, there were 178 baptisms ;

the Rev. Rost. POTTER, A. M. viz. 94 males and 84 females ; and 73

a Prebendary of NORWICH, burials; viz. 35 males, aud 38 females.

and also Vicar of A list of the vicars of Tottington Lowestuft and K-ssingland, are given in Blomefield's Norfolk,

with which presermelit, ed. 1739, vol. I. pp. 618, 619. The

his highly-deserved literary fame, as following vicars and curates have oc- “ tbe learned and elegant curred since Mr. Blomefield wrote:

Translator of Æschylus,"
VICARS.

and other Greek dramatic Poets, William Clough*.

..... 1750

was nobly rewarded. Thomas Scott

Endeared to the inbabitants The Rev. William John Burford, Mas- of this Parish, by bis open, manly, ter of Chigwell School, in Essex, is the

and generous attachment present wortby vicar.

to their general wellare, CURATES.

and earnest zeal Samuel Rudland + signs as curate at

for their spiritual improvement, the commencement of the oldest

let this stone, register..

....1711

placed at tbeir expense, * 1778. “ Memorandum. Rev. Mr. Clough, late vicar, died Aug 20. Buried in Sabam-Toney Churcb-yard” Parish Register.

+ " Anno 1714. Matrimonium solemnizatum fuit inter Samuelem Rudland hujus Parucbiæ Clericum et Margareltam Ayton, Augusti 2do.

Anno 1715. Margaretta Rudland sepulta fuit Decembris 24to.
Anno 1717. Sam. Rudland sepultus fuit Feb. 21mo." Parish Register.

attest

.......1778

attest how warmly they cherish Under the statue of a sleeping Naiad, the remembrance of

of exquisite sculpture, in the subterra. their late Pastor,

nean grotto at Stourbead, the seat of who died gth August 1804, that eininent Antiquary, Sir Richard in the eighty-fourth year Colt Hoare, is a white marble tablet, of his age.”

inscribed with Pope's translation of Yours, &c.

W. L.

Cardinal Bembo's lines : Remarks on the Signs of Inns, &c.

“ Hujus Nympha loci, sacri custodia (Continued from p. 17.)

fontis,

(aqua.

Dormio, dum placidæ sentio murmur TWE THE Fountain. -A Fountain of

Parce, precor, quisquis tangis cava marWater appears to be rather ao inap

mora, somnum propriate sign for a seller of“ wine and

Rumpere, sive bibas, sive, lavere tace." spirituous liquors;" yetit seems, vevertheless, to be a favourite; and Cary “ Nymph of the Grot, these sacred mentions seven posting-houses deco- streams I keep, rated with this device, viz. at Can

And to the murmur of the waters sleep; terbury, Cowes, Huntingdon, Mar. O spare my slumbers, gently tread the

cave, gate, New Shoreham, Plymouth, and

And drink in silence, or in silence lave." Portsmouth.

Artificial fountains, though now of To the same Cardinal's epitaph on rare occurrence, were formerly the Raphael, common and principal ornament of “ Ille hic est Raphael; timuit quo sosevery stately garden. Hentzner, in

pite vinci

[mori ;" his Tour through England in 1598, Rerum magna Parens ; et moriente, describes the sumptuous fountains at Pope was indebted for the conclud. Nonesuch in Surrey; and the illus. iug lines of his epitaph on Sir Godfrey trious Lord Verulam,

Kneller: “ The wisest, greatest, meanest, of “ Living, great Nature fear'd he might mankind,"

outvie

[die." has left directions about them in his Her works; and dying, fears berseli may 46th Essay on Gardens. Warton says, “Hardly any thing

The beauty of the following inis described with greater pomp and scription induces me to insert it, almagoificence than Artificial fountains though the sole connexion it can in Romanco. A glorious one in claim with a fountain is, that it 100

was intended to ornament a garden. Ariosto, '42. 91, and Spenser's foun

It was written by Thomas Warton, tain in The Bowre of Blisse,' was

to be placed under the statue of SomOf richest substance that on earth might bee,

nus, in the garden of his friend James So pure and shiny, that the silver floode Harris, esq. the Philologist, at saThrough every channel one might run.

lisbury. ning see,

“ Somne levis, quanquam certissima Most goodly it with pure imagerie

mortis imago Was over-wrought, and shapes of naked Consortem cupio te tamen esse tori, boys,

[litie Alma quies, optata, veni, nam sic sine Of which some seem'd with livelie jol

vita

[mori." To fly about, playing their wanton toyes, Vivere quam suave est; sic sine morte Whilst others did themselves embay in liquid joyes."

of this I have seen, I think, pot

less than 20 translations; but I consi. From these circumstances we need not wonder at the frequency ofthe sign, well-known Peter Pindar, as the best:

der the following, by Dr. Wolcot, the The Fontinalia were celebrated among the Romans on the 13th of Come, gentle sleep, attend thy votary's October, in bonour of the nymphs of prayer,

[pair ; wells and fountains, when posegays

And tho' Death's image, to my couch re

How sweet thus lifeless, yet with life to were thrown into the fountains, and

lie,

[die." crowns of Aowers placed upon the

Thus without dying, O how sweet to wells. Horace has celebrated the Fountain of Blandusia in the 13th Probably, Mr. Urban, most of Ode of Book 3. In this kingdom there your Readers have seen these extracts are many saioted fountains or holy before, but a re-perusal, as they are wells, which are still regarded by the short, cannot induce fatigue; as they vulgar with superstitious veneration. are beautiful, may re-excite pleasure.

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