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CORNEILE VAN CLEVE.
and Naiad for a fountain at St. Cloud. Born 1645-Died 1732
Groupes of Diapa, &c. in the Gardens Statues in the gardens of Versailles, of Choisy. Bust of Louis XV. as Marli, and Trianon. High Altar of Apollo, crowned with laurel, the leaves the Royal Chapel of Versailles. and hair of which are of admirable EdMe BOUCHARDON.
delicacy. Born 1698—Died 1762.
RENE Michel SLODTZ. Busts, remarkable for antique sim
Born 1705-Died 1764. plicity, of Pope Clement XII. Cardi- Mausolea of Montmorin and Carnals Polignac, De Rohan, &c. Eques- dioal Auvergne, Archbishops of Vienne trian Statue of Louis XV. at Paris, in in Dauphine, 1747 ; of Laoguet de 1749, with the four Cardinal Virtues Gergy in St. Sulpice, Paris, 1750. at the angles, of the proportion of JEAN BAPTISTE LE MOYNE. six feet each. Dying Gladiator in
Born 1704--Died 1778. the gardens of the Thuilleries, brooze. Equestrian Statue, bronze, of Louis JEAN BAPTISTE Pigalle,
XV. at Bourdeaux.
JEAN PIERRE ANTOINE TASSAERT. Mausoleum of Marshal Saxe, in
Died 1788. the Lutheran Church of St. Thomas, The Lion on Northumberland House, at Strasburgh, 1776. Monument of and many statues for Frederick, King Count Harcourt in the Harcourt Cha- of Prussia, now at Berlin. pel, St. Denis, 1780. Statue of Louis
GUILLAUME COUston. XV. at Rheims, iu 1765. Group of
Born 1716-Died 1777. the Union of Love and Friendship, in Groupe of Mars and Venus for the the gardens of the Palais Bourbon. Gallery at Dresden. Mausoleum of
LAMBERT SIGISBERT ADAM, the Dauphine, son of Louis XV. and
bis wife, in the Cathedral at Sens. A model for the Fountain of Trevi Statue of Louis XV. at Menars, 1775. at Rome. Figures of a River God Yours, &c.
E. 12. . Mr. URBAN,
May 10. He following Pedigree of that part of the Koevelt family to which entertained by your Correspondent, A. B. p. 230. Sir Thomas Knevett of Buckingham Muriel, dau, to Thos. Howard, Duke of Castle, Norfolk, Knt.
Norfolk, widow of Jobo Gray, Visc. Lisle.
Sir Henry Knevett, of Charlton in Amye, dau. and heiress of Sir Christopher Wilts, Knt. third son.
Sir Henry T....dau. of Knevett, Sir James of Charl- Stampe,
Knt. son and
Sir Thos. Knevett, 2d son, created
Margaret, sise of .... Vavasor,
wife of Lord Dacre, of
Katharine, daughter and heiress, wife of Thomas Lord Howard. In Collins's and Bolton's Extinct Lord Knevett was buried in the Peerages, Lord Knevelt is stated to Church of Stanwell, Middlesex, where have died without issue ; if, however, there is a bandsome monument to bis he had, as stated by A. B. two daugh- memory, with a long inscription; for ters, they both probably died during which see Gent. Mag. vol. LXIF. their father's life.
April 26. with the following very sensible and N av apparently casual communi. judicious remark :
“It appears that Yorkshire alone con. pals nearly twenty years ago, I meet tains 265,000 acres of land capable of
Vie d'Edme Bouchardon, Sculpteur du roy, 1762. Liste des ouvrages d'Edme *Bouchardon, par le Compte de Caylus.
cultivation. Now, supposing these acres sitting with our hands folded in suto be cultivated, and to produce one pine inactivity, whilst the hardy sons quarter each of wheat or oats, what a and daughters of Ipdustry are sailing vast addition of food would that county in crowds from our shores, and seekenjoy, and what an incalculable benefit ing in distant lands those opporlupiwould thereby result to the nation at
ties of exercising their talents, or emlarge !"
ploying their hands, which if not reThe general complaint of the peo- fused, are at least not allowed to them ple of England, at present, is, that ou their native island ? It moves there is oot sufficient employment one's indignation and contempt to for the poor; and that the rates au- see system-mongers inventing schemes thorized to be collected for their of impracticable description, aod laymaintenance, can with difficulty being out plans to effect impossibilities, raised by the agriculturist. Parlia- whilst so plain and obvious a remedy ment is busily employed in devising a is presented for all the real wants and remedy for this melancholy condition distresses of the country. One talks of the country, at a period of pro- of borrowing money to build houses found peace, and when arts and ma- of industry! Another labours bard lo pufactures, instead of languishing, prove that the manufacture of some ought rather to have advanced the particular article of commerce may riches of the nation ; so that no com- be advantageously entered into ; withplaining should be heard in our out regard for local and personal obstreets. Patriotic societies have leot jections, which rise up in formidable their aid, and distributed their me. opposition to their schemes ! Food dals and honours for plans of im- and raiment are the common wants ; provement;mbut the spirit of inge- and these are of easy supply. They buity and industry still seems to lan may be directly produced by the culguish. As a friend to the country, tivation of our waste lands, the use of and an encourager of useful under the plough and the flail, and the matakings, pray allow me to call the nagement of Aocks and herds. For attention of my fellow subjects to the these arts of rural life no appreoticesentiment above quoted. It may be ship is necessary, no long period of tbe means of stemming the torrent unproductive employment is requiwhich threatens to overwhelm us. site, to qualify the undertakers. ProIt may save the land we live in from tection and indulgence are all that some of those scenes which we have can be required of the Legislature, had the misfortune to witness in the and prudent and discreet manageneighbouring nations. It may even ment in the superintendants of a plan prevent the disgrace of the reflection full of benefit, and evidently and esthat with all the means of comfort, sentially useful in its results. To this and happiness within our own power, object í hope some more able pen we have remained idle spectators, or will incessantly call the attention of been mischievous speculators and wild the country, until either that or some experimentalists; whilst a little com- other equally advantagevus melbod mon sense would have effectually of alleviating the present distresses be rescued us from the condition in carried into effect. which we languish and complain. Yours, &c.
F. S. L. Let us ask this plain question, For wbat purpose are the Poor Rates
May 25. framed, and why do we desire to find
NE of your Correspondents, ou occupation for the poor? The an- purchasing some old books lately swer is obvious ;-to supply the la- in Dublin, got, among others, a very bouring classes with food and raiment curious manuscript, beautifully writfor themselves and their families, by ted, and evidently of a date prior to honest and becoming means. Why, 1679, in the summer of which year then, not cultivate the waste lands of the unfortunate Duke of Monmouth England ? which are more than amply was disgraced aod executed. The folsufficient to supply both food and lowing is the title-page ; and I anraiment for double and treble the dex to it a Ballad of a more recent number of the labouring population date, which is written on the two or of the whole kingdom ;—instead of three last pages of the Manuscript :
How rebellious ERIN rose,
Or how sons of Albion led
O’er her plains dismay and dread, lineally descended from the Kings of Bidding terror to prevail
All around the English pale.
But now silent I must be, ge. Charles Ist. and 11d. Containing many
Ere to power dark CROMWELL grew, particulars omitted by the bistorians of Only peaceful days I knew, that interesting period--with the Au- Then it was my thor's curious Pedigree and arms. Ev'ry rural toil to share, Drawn up by command of the Duke of "To the powers that guard the plough, Monmouth.
Then alone I paid my vow,
Love as then I had not prov'd,
Or the rapture to be lov'd.
But now silent I must be, $c. formed at the Battle of Marlborough. To which are annexed a short introduc. I was doom'd to carry steel!
Oh! what changes Shepherds seel! tion and occasional notes. — Also the Oh! what troubles bad I mist, Maid of Agbavore, a Ballad by the
Among Rebels-Royalist! Editor."
If I could my peace have priz'd, The melancholy consequences of And as others-temporiz'd; the war of 1641 had not yet ceased But as yet no pains I tried, in Ireland at the time of the Com. Yet I had not seen a bride. monwealth, though several years had
Now all silent I must be, gre. elapsed. The conspiracy of Rerunc- To our Valley soon there came, cini with Owen and Neal to break the As it chanced, a beauteous dame; truce of Kilkenny, had occasioned Looks she had that far out vied, such disturbance as was not suon to
All our fragrant Valley's pride; be pacified.
Then so gentle was her soul, The Marquis of Ormond had long As if bearts she ne'er bad stole, endeavoured in vain by opposing the
Sprung from a Cromwellian Chiel ;
But let Sorrow's song be brief, power of the Parliament, and treat.
Now all silent I should be, &c. ing with the Irish rebels, to restore that distracted country to its loyalty. Had I such a bride ne'er seen,
Oh! how happy had I been, We may judge what calamities pri. All so beauteous as I ne'er vate persons must have endured, Can find matters to compare! when a King of England was reduced
Curls she bad, out-shining jet; to the necessity of seeking shelter in In her eye the sun was set, 3 Scots' army.
For her shape it was a pine, With the last unsuccessful action Wreath'd with fragrant eglantine. dear Rathmines, perished the hopes
But now silent I must be, &c. of Charles, jo Ireland. This event When I saw the fair I burn'd; was shortly followed by the arrival She my passion soon return'd; of Cromwell, during whose Lieute. But when he, her father proud, nancy the tragical event recorded in Heard her faith to alien vow'd, the following Ballad, is supposed to Rising in his anger fierce, have happened.
Soon he did her bosom pierce
With that rude unrighteous sword,
Wherewitb loyal breasts be gor'd! Once I was a lively lad,
Now all mournful I must be, et As the springing season glad Ere bebeld in its domain,
Woods, that wave on mountain tops, Or fair Summer in her train,
O'er whose moss the titmouse hops, Or rich Autumn in bis year:
Tell my tale to rustling gales, Sing I could as sky-lark clear,
Fountains, weep it through the vales ! Ere, alas! the grief to tell,
And, with her own sorrow saint,
Let sad Echo join my plaint,
Since I've lost the brightest fair
E'er tbat breath'd our vallies' air!
Now all mournful must I be:
Pity meswains, pily me! Then I knew not this world's state,
Pity me, since sbe's no more.
Beauteous Maid of Aghavore ! Nor regarded turns of fate,
May 10. I am surprized that the Church at Di
R. JOHNSON has observed, in Mere should obtain so little notice
his Criticism of “ The Tainiog in this work. It is a large fine old of the Shrew," that
Church, built on the plan of a Cathe“ From this Play the Tatler formed a
dral, with a beautiful toner, which story (vol. IV. No. 251). It cannot but is no less conspicuous for its elegant seem strange that Shakspeare should be simplicity, than for its being a reso little known to the author of the markable specimen of most excellent Tatler, that he should suffer this story masonry. It consists of a save, two to be obtruded upon him; or so little ailes, two chancels, and a choir, with known to the publick, that he could stalls of oak, become almost black hope to make it pass upon his readers as
The choir is separated a real narrative of a transaction in Lin- from the body of the Church, by a colnshire ; yet it is apparent that he most beautiful wooden Gothic screen, was deceived, or intended to deceive; gurmounted by a gallery. There are that he knew not himself whence the three entrances; one in ihe tower, and story was taken, or hoped that he might two by the porches, ou the North and rub so obscure a writer witbout detec- South. Over the North purch is a tion."
stalue of St. Michael, to whom the Now, Mr. Urban, the trifling erra- Church is dedicated, and which bears tum of No. 251, so printed in Ma- the marks of great antiquits: The love's edition of Shak speare, 1790, interior is lofty, spacious, well lightinstead of No. 231, has led to a proof ed, and capable of containing a large too apparent, I lear, that the Tatler
congregation. The architecture is intended to deceive; as ou a reference Gothic, in ils most simple and un. to the Index, the slory is no where to adorned state ; the pillars light and be found; and what makes the omis- elegant, and the arches high and point. siou the more glaring, the short Let- ed. That Cathedral service was per. ter (foreign to the subject) at the formed here at some remote period, conclusion of the same paper, seot with
is highly probable, from the circuma dozen of wine-what cannot wine stance that certain bouses in the town achieve!- is thought worthy of a were assessed in certaio specific sums, place thereio.
for the payment of the Chanters, and
which assessment is still continued, Mr. URBAN, Bath, May 24. under the title of Chaptry rent. A IN Nyour Magazine for March last, house which I once possessed in the
p. 195, Mr. Britton complains of town, pays seventeen shillings an. the “ oppression and injustice” of a pually ; and, to the best of my recol“ compulsatory delivery of books to lection, the whole amounted to some. certaio Public Libraries." In this thing more than twelve pounds, which he is probably right; but the publick no doubt was a cousiderable sum at also, I conceive, have some reason to the time when it was levied, and is a complain of Mr. Britton, and on the criterion by which the magnitude of following account. Eighleen years the establishmeot may be compuled, ago, be published two volumes of the This assessment is still collecled by « Beauties of Wiltshire,” with the the Grove family (who possess the promise of a third volume in the ensu. great tilhes), in consequence, I appreing year. That volume has not yet hend, of their being possessors of an appeured, although he has begun and old house in the Church-yard, which finished several other importaut Works to this day is called the Chantry-house, in the intermediate time. I therefore and in times past might have been apthink, I may say at least, that he has propriated to the use of the organist disappointed the hopes and expecta- and chanters. Does a rent of this tions of his purchasers. I have not kind exist in any other parish in Engthe pleasure of his acquaintance; but land? To the church-warden's books I honour his genios, and I admire his are items of the salary paid to the laste; the Arts are highly indebted organist, and which, I believe, is as to him, and his works will immor. low as Iweaty shillings. It would be lalize his name. Will Mr. Britton be a malter of curious investigation to 50 goud as to joform the publick, at ascertain if such an establishment, as what time the promised volume may I have supposed, ever existed, and be expected ?
the cause and time of its decay, and
also of the alienation of the great to be highly worthy of the attention tithes. No doubt there are docu- of the enlightened Antiquary; and, ments in the Grove family, who inbe- io a work professiog to display the rited from the Chafins, which would “ Beauties of Wiltshire," it surely throw considerable light on the sub- merited a description something more ject. The above are merely my own than the very concise one of the conjectures, and are probably erro. parish Church is a large pile of build. neous, for I am well aware, that iog, and has a handsome square tower « Chaptry” also means Churches en- attached to it.” Some years ago, dowed with salaries, for the mainte- saw two engravings of this Chereb, nance of Priests, to sing masses for from the East and South, and which i the souls of the deceased ; and, if such understood were intended for Mr. was the appropriation of the Chantry Britton's work. I hope he will insert rent, it decidedly proves this Church them in his third volume. If a His. to have been in a flourishing state be- tory of Wiltshire should be underfore the reformation. At any rate, taken, and if Sir Richard Hoare should the Chaptry rent is a subject of cu. write that of the bundred of Mere, rious investigation. The antiquity of which he has promised to do, he will tbis Church may be traced still higher doubtless pay due attention to this than the Reformation, by this circum- Church, as it is situated in his immestance, that in the time of Heory the diate neighbourhood, and he possesses Third, a castle is said to have stood considerable estates in the parish. His on a hill close to the town, and which capacity for the undertaking, and his is supposed at that time to have been literary lasle, are indisputable. in the centre of it. The hill is steep, Yours, &c. OBSERVER. and of considerable elevation, appaLe Castle-hill,” the principal street in I" nobleman whose eminent talento rently artificial, and is still called Mr. URBAN,
May 24. the town being also named Castlestreet. I am entirely ignorant ou and polite accomplishments were tarwbat authority this tradition resta; nished by a laxity of moral principle, Camden does not mention it, and I and occasionally by puerilities ubshould like to be informed if it is to worthy of his character as a writer of be found in any of our earliest Topo- respectability) that the “ Suaviter in graphers and Historians. However, modo," and the “ Fortiter in re," are it is certain, that a part of the fosse rarely found combined in the same still remains, and the entrance at the iodividual. His lordship proceeds to site where the gateway may be sup. recommend a due attention to the one posed to have stood, is still visible to and to the other, and justly adds, tbal wards the East. I remember, when a where they mingle their offices, the boy, to have heard, that in digging subject of them is generally regarded as on a part of the hill, for what pur- a finished model of human excellence. pose I know not, a door-way and What is here spoken of in morals, steps of stone had been discovered, may be thought to be equally true in and also some fire-irons of an antique literature, that a perforinance which form. I mean to iofer from these sball please io every age, and under circumstances (and it is po improbable every circumstance, must combine or unreasonable conjecture), that if real and solid matter of discourse, the town in the time of Heory the with true beauties of style. It is not Third, was of sufficient importance to sufficient that depth of thought and possess a Castle, that it must neces- soundness of argumentbeconspicuous; sarily possess a Church also, and it must be clothed in a proper, bewhich fixes its age at six hundred coming, and elegant dress, in order to years at least ; but its antiquity is be permanently and enthusiastically probably much higher, as i think applauded : and in order to secure a ihere can be very little doubt of its place among those imperishable mohaving been built soon after the Con- numents of human genius, whose fame quest, when the heavy Saxon began suffers not through a lapse of time, to give way to the light and elegant but brightens with increase of years. Goibic, and before the florid and The world is now so far advanced highly ornamented style was iotro- in knowledge, and experimental good duced. I consider this Church then sense, that this is generally acknow