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tice, therefore well known." -.- Lucki- on the strong additional motives, now ly, however, both Lucan and Florus almost imperative on the London escaped “ emendation" in this in. Clergy, and the Cloth in general, stance: and we are at no loss to con- throughout the land, in consequence ceive that this submarine stratagem of the strange hostility systemalically was altogether new to the Romans, maintained year after year in the though long known to the piractical county of Kent exclusively. The Cilicians, who had, no doubi, entrap. Rev. George Clark preached for the ped many a vessel by the same means, Charity, on Sunday last, (16th instant) on their own coasts.

at Charlolle-street Chapel, Pimlico; Yours, &c. Joan CAREY. and the Rev. Richard Harrison has

promised the use of his pulpit in Mr. URBAN, London, May 22. Brompton Chapel, Kensinglon parish, I

DINED yesterday with the Dir in September or October next, when

rectors and Stewards of the Sea. po doubt a handsome collection will, Bathing Infirmary, by invitation, at as usual, be made. I am, the London Coffee house in Ludgate- Yours, &c. A. M. street ; and was highly gratified, in One who assisted at the laying of the common with every gentlemau in the first stone near Westgate Bay, in 1792. company, to hear the statement of the Treasurer, and the speeches of the Mr. URBAN, several friends of that excellent lo

is to be feared that such constitution, particularly the eloquent duct of Juries as is mentioned by address of Dr. Davis, the physician. your Correspondent in p. 314, bapThe noble president, the Earl of Lin pens but too often. But what shall verpool, was prevented from honour. we say of what happens every Sessioes ing the Meeting with his presence, on at the Old Bailey? The Jury are sworn account of parliamentary duties; and to give a true verdict according to Sir William Blizard, who, io conse- the evidence ; a person who has been quence of his Lordship's absence, look robbed, proves the value of bis watch the chair, was likewise compelled by or goods to be 101. lhe peralty for a professional engagement to with- which is Death; but the penalty would draw at the removal of the table. be only Transportation if the value of cloth. 'Their office was, however, the goods stolen was under 40 shil. ably discharged by Michael Gibbs, lings; do not the Jury, and that under Esq. who staid till nearly ten the direction of the most upright o'clock, at which hour all the busi- Judges, bring in the culprit as Dess immediately connected with The guilty of stealing to the value of 39 Infirmary, ils funds, the appoint- shillings? What is become of their ment of Stewards for next Anniver- oaths ? sary, &c. bad been amply discussed, lo common cases belween man and and most satisfactorily arranged and man, the Jury take the same oath, settled. In the course of the even- but no verdict can be received unless ing, Dr. Yales and the Rev. Weeden it is unanimous (or said to be so); Butler pathetically alluded to the but five of the Jury think the evimaligo aspect with which the affairs dence is in favour of the Plaintiff

, of the Charity continue to be regard seven think it in favour of the Defended by some of the Clergy in the Isle ant; how is a verdict to be given, when of Thanet, whose pulpits seem to be the Foreman must say they are unabi. in a manner hermetically closed and mous for the Defendant:' We know sealed against the voice of mercy in how it is—the minority give up lheir behalf of the poor, the sick, and the opinion,and the majority give the verdefenceless patients of the building dict—but what becomes of the minonear Margaie. The former gentle- rity's oath ? Yet those who have man, in language of no common power to set this right insist on the power, expressed the liberal wish of

old form, apparent unanimity, and nis associates to make all fair ad. will not hear of its being allowable for vances, " dextris jungere dextras,” every man to keep bis conscience, by and to demonstrate the sincerest re- allowing the majority to give the gard for a renewal of Christian fel- verdict. These tbiogs ought not to lowship; whilst the latter expatialed be, but they are.

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Oxforil, May 1. smoke climbing up them, without THE village of Stanton Harcourt any tunnels or disturbance to the Oxford, situate between the two roads large conical roof at the top, goes leading to Faringdon and Whitney, out at loop-holes on every side, acand was once the residence of the fa. cording as the wind sits, the loopmily of the Harcourts; but the man- holes at the side next the wind being sion no longer appears in its former shut with falling doors, the adverse splendour. The Chapel is still pre- side open." served by the preseni Lord, with a The Chapel described in the forgreat deal of attention and care. The mer part of this Letter occupies the interior part of this edifice, which basement story of the 'Tower, which was appropriated to the service of is the principal object in the subjoined Divine Worship, is still entire; and view (see Plate I.) and which is best the antique decorations of the cieling koowo by the name of Pope's Tower. preserve in a great degree their ori. It is a very priocipal, most integival form and appearance; it was resting, and certainly the most comadjoining the great Hall, from whence plete fragment of this ancient and there was a communication to a door extensive mansion. But the entrance opposite the altar, over which was a gateway and the kitchen are also window eoriched with stained glass, nearly eotire. Detached fragments representing the various quarterings of buildings and walls, and one or borne by the Harcourts, and also por- two respectable dwelling houses formtraits of distinguished persons of ihat ed out of the ruios, though possessfamily. But the painted glass is now. ing little of antiquity, and nothing of removed, to preserve it from the pro. interest, with their large gardeos aod bable destruction of such a deserted orchards, now cover the sile of this situation, In the tower are three venerable mansion. The gate, or rooms, about thirteen feet square; lodge, consists of a large arch with and over part of the Chapel is a rooms over and at the sides, and had fourth. The uppermost of these formerly a battlemented parapet, but rooms was occupied as a study by is otherwise quite plain. In addition Mr. Pope, who passed two summers to Dr. P.'s description of the kitchen, here for the sake of retirement. Iu I should observe that it is nearly of one of the windows is the following a square form, termioated with batInscription, written by him on a pane tlements, upon which is a low octagoof glass :

nal story, supporting a spiral or coni“ In the year 1718

cal roof, and the figure of a lion on Alexander Pope

the top holding a vane, once charged finished bere the

with the arms of the family. This fifth Volume of Homer.part is constructed of wood, every I must not omit to notice the old side having open compartments and kitchen at Stanton Harcourt, which trefoil arches to emit smoke from the is one of those ancient buildings erect- fires within, and all beiog filled with ed without chimneys. Dr. Plot, in luffer or weather boards, which were his History of this County, gives the open or closed, according to the didescription of it: “Among these emi- rection of the wiod. nent private structures in the county But the subject wbich these remarks of Oxford) could I find pothing ex- are chiefly intended to illustrate must traordinary in the whole ; but in the more particularly claim our attention, parts, the kitchen of the Right Wor- Pope's Tower: ihough now standing shipful Sir Simon Harcourt, Knigbt, insulated, it was forinerly joined to of Staoton Harcourt, is so strangely apartments on each side, except l'ounusual, that, by way of riddle, one wards the East, where the design is may truly call it either a kitchen the most perfect and handsome. It withio a chimney, or a kitchen with consists of three stories, which gives out one; for below it is nothing but the tower considerable altitude ;, a large square, and octangular above, lighted by square windows throughascending like a lower, the fires be- out, except the East window of the ing made against the walls, and the Chapel, which is pointed ; supported GENT. MAG. May, 1819.

by

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beer ;

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by buttresses at the angles, and hav. In Ritson's Colleetion of English ing a square stait-case turret at the Songs, is one by Beaumont, splitted South-west angle.

The chief orna- “ The Ex-ale-lation of Ale," which meots of the interior of the Chapel, consists of no less than 10 verses. besides a stone-groined roof, were quote the 68th as a good drinking coarsely painted patterns of folie etymology and favourable specimen : age in the broad moulding, and on “O ale, ab alendo, the liquor of life!" the piers' of the Chancel arch, but That I had a mouth as big as a' whale! these are vearly obliterated. A plain For mine is but little, to touch the least stone altar-table has been recently

tittle:

(good ale." built ; and the seats remainiog in the That belongs to the praise of a pot of body leave the interior in nearly a In Thomas Warton's Poeing is " A perfect, though not in a clean or Panegyric on Oxford Ale,” in imita: carefut state. The room over this

tion of Phillips's “Splendid Shilling," Chapel, and the upper room, are both which form part of “ The Oxnearly alike in size, and are both

ford Sausage;" and in the Gentleniao's panneled; but the upper is the apart. Magazine for January, 1752, is a song ment distinguished as having been the 'in praise of “ Nottingham Ale.” sludy of our great Poel. Each of the

Pope, in imitation of Denham's rooms contains a fire-place in one of well-known lines on the Thames, thos the angles; and are all alike neglected wantonly satirizes a very worthy nian. and exposed to the depredalion of

“ Flow, Welsted, flow, like thine inspirer, the mischievous curious, who rob the wainscot of its mouldings, in memory Tho' stale, not ripe ; tho' thin, yet never of their visit to Pope's Tower.

So sweetly mawkish, and so smoothly The magnificeni Church (see the dull,

[full." Plate) stauds á short distance East. Heady, not strong ; o'erflowing, yet not ward of this ruined mansion, and

A brewer being drowned in bis own combines some early, as well as some very superbly enriched Architecture, the Coroner's jury should be, “ found

vat, Jekyll said, that the verdict' of of a later period; the description of foating on his walery bier." which will forin an interesting sub.

Voltaire compared the British Naject for a future number of the Gen

tion to a barrel of tbeir own ale; the ilemau's Magazine.

I. 1. 5.

top of which is froth, the bottom

dregs, the middle excelleol. Remarks on the Signs of Inns, &c.

Parler is said to have been first (Continued from p. 303.) HÈ GATB.- I never saw the pic- brewery' on the East side of High.

made by Ralph' Harwood, at his

street in Shoreditch; thus Gutteridge, an ale-house; but a little gate itself is

a native of that parish, says,
a common sign at small public houses
by the road side, and on it is generally

“ Harwood, my townsman, he invented
first

[thirst, writlen,

Porier to rival wine, and quench the
"This gate hangs well,

Porter, wbich spreads its fame half the
And hinders none,

world o'er,
Refresh, and pay;

Whose reputation rises more and more.
And travel on.'

As long as porter shall preserve its fame, I have been told of another inscrip- Let all with gratitude our parish name.“ tion :

Tue GEORGE. “Who buys good land, buss many stones, “St. George, that swing'd the dragon ; Who buys good meat, buys many bones.

and e'er since

[door," Who buys good eggs, buys many shells. Sits on his horseback at mine hostess Who buys good ale, buys notbing else. is, I believe, the most common sigo

The first English drinking ballad in this Kingdom, and Cary in his Iticxtaut is quoted at length in War- . perary bas mentioned 104 Posting, tou's History of English Poetry, from houses, thus distinguished. • Gammer Gurton's Needle," 1551, This sainted hero was bora al Caps the first regular comedy in our lan- padocia, of Christian parents, and guage. It was written by John Still, served with great gallaniry under the a native of Grantham in Lincoln. Emperor Diuclesian, by whom he was shire, and Bisbop of Bath and Wells., pruinuled Lolbe command of a legion,

and

THE Ecolgate upon a bward over

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