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The parlour at present is not furnish- ham, York, Lincolo, &c. To how ed; and I was sorry to see the house Jale a lime did they make use of this and offices io such a state of neglect. privilege? Did they coin any other Near the house is a field, in which are melal than silver, and of that any desix trees planted on mounds of earth. nomination than pennies and groals? These are probably some of the trees The obverse has PHILLIPUS EPISCOplanted by Mr. Hollis, and named The reverse AVE MARIA GRAafter celebrated patriols; he was ac- TIA PLENA, &c.

A. T. R. customed to name his farms and fields *** It is a coin of an Archbishop of in the same manner; but the farmer Cambray. Specimens similar to it may who Don resides at Urles was not ac- be seen in De Boze's Places, and in quainted with the circumstance, and Duby's Monnoies des Prelates et Barons could therefore give no information de France. on the subject. The field in which he

The Legend on the reverse, within the was buried is close to the house, the

inner circle, should be camERACV. parlour window looks into it. Not.

We do not find any Coin of Archbishop withstanding it was ploughed up at Philip engraven in either of the above

. the time of Mr. Hollis's burial, the

We beg also to refer A.T.D. to Mr. exact spot of his grave is well ascer.

Ruding's valuable “ Annals of Coinage," taioed. According to the account of for information respecting the Mints of an old man now residing at Corscombe, English Bishops.-EDIT. who remembers Mr. Hollis, it was near the centre of the field, between a tree and a small rock; and as the


Bury Sl. Edmund's,

April 2. ground has sunk down a trifle at one BEG leave to send you a drawing place, there can be but little doubt

(by my friend Mr. Isaac Johpson, on the subject. The field has not

of Woodbridge) of the remains of been ploughed up since the time of Aruvdel Castle (see Plate II.) situated bis death. It is large and open, sure on my esiale at Mileham, in the hun. sounded with trees planted by Mr. dred of Launditch, co. Norfolk ; and Hollis; from the upper part of it are of an antient lumb, supposed to be sonje fine views, extending over the the memorial of some Priest, in the rich vales of Somerset. The Dorset church-yard of that parish, on the shire Downs stretch away behind. I West side; much regretting the inabibelieve the nearest market town is lity of giving any account of the latter, Beaminsler. The Disney family, who and only what follows, relating to the ipberit the property, have never re- former. There was formerly in Milesided at Curscombe. Mr. Disney, the ham a strong Castle, near the road present possessor, was high-sheriff'for side, on the left hand beyond the Dorsetsbire last year. The estate in- church (the site of which is now cludes the whole of the parish of part of the demesnes of the manor) Corscombe, and part of Halstock. surrounded by two deep trenches. In The interesting recollections connect that part to ihe South was the Keep, ed with Corscombe, which may be with another trench, where are ruins considered as class ground, from of walls crossing it, and the Norih haviog been the residence of Mr. Hole part was the Barbican. The outward lis, sufficiently rewarded me for the ditch and inclosure appear to have fatigue attendant on a long and tire. gone cross the bigli-road, and to have some jouroey over swie iruly exe- inclused the premises where Lord crable roads.

I. P.l. Chief Justice Cake was born, as may

be observed on each side of, and be Mr. URBAN,

Lincoln, March 1. hind it. The entrauce seems to have I

AM desirous of obtaining the been on the West side. Alan, the son

town's name where the coin de- of Flaald, ancestor of the Filz-Alans, scribed below (see Plate II.) was Earls of Arundel, is said to bave obslruck. Several if not all of our Bi- lained this manor from the Conqueror, shops were allowed the privilege of and to have built this Castle.' From Cuising money, as is evideot from the Sarls of Arundel, this estate came many pieces that have been found, into the family of Sir Thomas Gresham, bearing their beads aod the names of knt. of London; and from Lady Gretheir sees, such as Canterbury, Dur. sham the manor, with that of Beeston GENT. MAG. June, 1819.

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adjoiniog it, passed in 1985, 10 mg nimous and generally concurring lesti. ancestor, Stephen Barnwell, esq. of mony and tradition. It is hard to be

Cransley in Northamptonshire. The believed that such Books as those, of house * wherein Sir Edward Coke was which the New Testament consists, boro was taken down, and a new one can have been exposed to such an erecled on its sile, by the presept uncertainty. It is far more probable owoer, in the year 1792.

that they were collected and publish. I beg the favour of any of your ed under such an authority as might Correspondents to inform me who bear a full and ample testimony to bears the following coat of arms; Ar- their divinity aod authenticily. gent, s crosses patée, fleury, at the And that they were first collected eods, Sable, on each 5 bezants : on a under soine authority of this kind canton of the 2d, a Conger's head of may be expected, from their having the Ist. This coat appears among some been so generally received, without quarterings, viz. Bradbury, Edon, controversy or doubt, in all Christian Sharp, aud Cooper; the principal coat couutries, for a great length of time I never could learn. The one de- after they were first published aod scribed approaches nearly to Whitgift, made koowo lo them. For more but has baffled the inquiries which I than a huodred years, there does not bare been able to make,

appear to be any doubt about any of FREDERICK HENRY BARNWELL. them. They are quoted, most of

them, and appealed to in support of Mr. URBAN,

May 20. The Christian Doctrines, without any I ,

been determined, nor have I been possessed any authority superior to, able to meet with any Writer who or different froin the others. Some has attempted it, by whom or by what three or four of them have no pas method the Canon of the New Testa- sages from them given in the earliest ment was settled and established. It Christian authors s but it would be is reasonable to suppose that a mat very unfair to joser from thence, that ter of such consequence to the whole they were not then in existence. They world would not be left by Provi. might not furnish arguments so suit. dence without some proper person, able to the purpose of these Writers, whose business it might be to collect as those which they have made use logether the books of which it is of." It is reasonable to suppose," composed; and whose authority might Lardner observes," that most, or all, be so much and generally respected, of ļhese Writers received more Books as to leave no doubt as to their va. or Writings of the New Testament, as Jue and importance. That it was not sacred and canonical, than those exdetermined by the authority of any pressly named or alluded to by them. Council, may be readils, allowed, be. They never designed to give a list or cause no calalogue of ihese Books is calalogue of them; all the mention found in any of the Decrees of any of of them is occasional only." And the first Councils. But the wind does this learned author has furnished a pot accede so willingly to the propo- succession of Writers, who have pror. sition, tbat the Books were known to ed their respect and reverence for be the genuine writings of the Apos- them by their quotations of passages, Lles and Evangelists, in the same way or allusions to them, from the de. that we know the works of Cæsar, struction of Jerusalem to the end of Virgil, Horace, and Tacitus, to be the second century. In all these, they theirs, aud thay the Canon has been are given as writings generally receitformed on the ground of an upa- ed by Christians, and witbout the

* Nothing remaing but some coats of arms in the West window of the ground room, as follows: Quarterly, 1. Per pale, Gules and Azure, 3 eaglets displayed Argent. 2. Sable, a chevrou Or, between three covered cups Argent, Folcarde. 3. Argent, a chevron-Azure, between three chaplets. Crespinge. 4. Gules, a griffin segreant, And semée of cross crosalets Or, Pawe. These in an vld-fashioned shield, decorated with a handsome wantle, and sucrounded by the crest. On a chapeau Gules, turned up Erm. an ustrich, with a horse shue iu its beak, proper. On the dexter site A smaller coat; viz. Cuke impaling Paslon. On the sinister side, anoiber Coke impaling Folcard.


Jeast apparent doubt of their being age, there seems to reason to doubts geriuine and authentic. But not a it is generally admitted and asserted word transpires, in any of these an. by all the autient Fathers who havo tient adthors, as to the person or me- nientioned him. Irenæus, according thod by which they were collected to Lardner, in two places of his work ioto a volume for The use of them against Heresies, sayi, " that John selves and future ages.

lived in Asia till ihe lime of Trajan," Ignatius, who was bishop of An- who succeeded Nerva in the year of tioch in the latter end of the first, hrist 98. Jerome also says, thalthe and beginning of the sccond cenlury, Apostle Joha "lived in Asia to the is the first of those writers who has liné of Trajao;" and dying at a great used expressions importing a collec- 'age, in the sixty-eighth year after tion of the Gospels and the Epistles, our Lord's Passion, was buried near and of the Books of the New Testa. the city of Ephesus." Supposing our ment in general. But Polycarp, who Lord to have been crucified, the same lived at the same time, seems to go author observes, in the year 32 of the farther, and to give to the Books of volgar æra, 68 years will reach to the New Testament the pame of Sa. the year 100, or the third of Trajani. cred Writings, or Holy Scriptures, But it is not decessary to support tho and to shew that they were much present hypothesis, to suppose that read by Christians. This Lardner tells ine Apostle did live to so great an us; and he' adde, he has this declara- age. If he lived only a few years tion also, which appears to respect after the destruction of Jerusalem, the writings of the New Testament: he must have had full tiine for lho “ Abd whoever perverts 'the Oracles office which I am inclined to altributo of the Lord to his own lusts, 'and to him. That be survived the 'ruin says, there is neither Resurrection of his country, we may safely believe, nor Judgement, he is the first born of because our Saviour has prophesied Satao.” So many exhortations in the that he should do so. "If I will that words of Christ and his Apostles, the he tarry till I come,” has oot appear. same learned author observes, in so ed to some commentators a positive short a letter (as this of Polycarp), answer to Peter's question ; but tho are a lively evidence of the respect event has proved that it was. It was which Christians had for these books, as much as to say, my will is, that he and that these things were deeply en- shall tarry till I come. And so it was graved on their memories.

understood by St. John, though it From this account it may justly be might possibly appear to St. Peter a inferred, that in the time of these Pa. reproof of his improper curiosity. thers, which did not much exceed the “ Till I come,” in this passage must end of the first century, these Scrip- mean some event that would happen tures were well and generally known in this Apostle's life-time; and it is among Christians. There is, there. "believed generally to mean the defore, reason to believe that they must struclion of Jerusalem, and the Jewa have been then, for soitie considerable 'ish State ; though some learned men time, 'collected together. "And this have' lately been pleased to think will naturally lead us to a most pro- otherwise, as to this phrase, in this bable conjeciure, as to the person by and all other places where it occurs. whom they were first published in a If St. John lived beyond this erent, volume, tbough no direct evidence which happened in about forty years has been preserved by any of these after our Lord's death, '

he could not Writers. They might not think it be less, at that time, than seventy necessary to mention hiin, as there years of age ; and if he lived to the could be no doubt with themselves, nor iime of Trajan, he must have survive was it probable there would arise any ed it full thirty years. in future times.

Polycarp, it has been above oh. '. The great length of the dife of St. served, quotes the Books of the New John is an argument that has never Testament in a manner that gines been taken into consideration by any reason to think that they were, in his writer on this subject that I have met'; days, generally known among Christand yet it carries with it something jatis, and had been collected iogether Mulle short of demonstration. That for some line. This father flourishthe Apostle St. Joho lived to a greated in the first part of the second cém


tury. Dupin supposes him to bave immediately sent them, but for Chris beeo born about A. D. 70, and to tians in general, who would, conse have consecrated himself to the será quently, gladly do all in their poner vice of God in the year 81. He also tu forward the collectiog of them. deseribes him as a disciple of St. Joho. The chief objection to this suppeAod'at the Apostle's death, he might sition will probably be, that if this pot be less than thirty years old. had been the case, so remarkable a From this account it is clearly proved, circumstance could not have been that the Books of the New Testa. passed unnoticed by the earliest Fament were collected logether during thers. It is then necessary to state, the life of St. John. And if it was that there is no Writer who makes the case, it can scarcely be doubted any critical observations on the Christhat they were so collected by him- tian Scriptures for more than a huoself, or under bis immediate direction dred years after they were writtes. and authority.

Clement of Alexandria, who lived Nor is there any objection to this near the end of the second century, hypothesis from the lime when any of seems to have been the first who made the Books of the New Testament are any critical remarks upon them. loforsupposed to have been written. There mation on any subject, so long before is not one of them, of which it can be printing was invented, was not very said with certainty that it was written easily conveyed in those times. It after the seige of Jerusalem. The night therefore be forgotten, that St. Gospel of St. Joho, his Epistles, and John was the author of the Canop of the Revelation, are considered as the the New Testament, or it might ap. last of them. But the Gospel and pear unnecessary to mention it, bethe Revelation have, in each of them, cause the great length of his life, a probable proof of their having been when known, could leave very little written before it, which nothivg but doubt upon the subject. a long prejudice in favour of the Nor does it appear that any objeccontrary opinion could lead any one lion was made against the authenticity lo dispute. As to his Epistles, there of any of the Books of the New Tes is in them 110 ground whatever lo tament before the beginning of the guess the time of their composition. third century. Caius, a priest of the They might be written, as also his Church of Rome, who lived at that Gospel, during his detention at Jeru- tine, considered the Epistle to the salem in taking care of the Virgin Hebrews as not wrilten by St. Paul. Molher. They would form a delight. And he appears to attribute the Reful employment for him, whilst hie relation of St. John to Cerinthus, on was prevented from takiog a more account of an absurd iuterpretation active share with his brethren in their which had been given, of what is said · boly exeplions in their master's ser. of Christ's reign upon earth a lhouvice. The Epistle of St. Jude is sand years. In Origen's days, who equally uncertain as to its date. It lived near the middle of that century, seems to have been written after the doubts bad beguo to take place with second Epistle of St. Peter, but still respect to some other books. Of the it might precede the ruiu of his coun. Epistle to the Hebrews, he says, that lry.

nove by God knows the author of it, St. John himself contributed no though the thoughts of it he believes less than five most valuable Books to to be St. Paul's. The second Epistle the Christian Scriptures; and this way of St. Peter was not then received by be considered as a probable proof, all Churches, oor get the two last added to the lengih of his life, of his Epistles of St. John. When Eusebius being the origioal collector of all the wrole in the fourth century, the Episother books, of which possibly copies lles of St. James and St. Jude were might be sent to him from those not received by some Christians. All Christians to whom they were re. these books were, however, well spectively addressed or first known, known, and the opposition to them from their being aware that he had was only the opinions of some parlia undertaken a duty which would be cular Christians, or perhaps Churches. 80 highly beneficial to the wbole It was usual with heretics to eodeaworld. It appears, from passages in vour to remove from the Canon all St. Paul's Epistles, that they were not books that opposed their particular intended solely for those lo whoin he notions; and, it is probable sone


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