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ence upon the order, the stability, and the confidence of society, silently, but rapidly, repairing the wa f War, animating industry, enterprize, and morals, and throwing forth the buds and blossoms of national and permanent prosperity, which, if not blighted by the storms of faction, will cover the country with their fruit *.

In the words of an eminent Statesman, we are happy in contrasting our present prospects with the short period of only two years ago.

The country was then in the utmost distress, owing to the recurrence from a state of War to that of Peace ; for we had been engaged in a contest for our very existence as a Nation; and in that contest Great Britain had triumphed, and crowned herself with glory. Providence, however, then, in order to check our exultation, had visited us with a most inclement season. Now the contrast is most grateful, and it is to be hoped that prosperity will again visit the land: nothing can exceed the prospect of the harvest of the present year, which is not confined to this country, for it is general. Arts and Manufactures also are again flourishing, and all is one active scene of employ. Every human institution is liable to defects ; but every person must be convinced that under no Constitution do the People enjoy a greater share of Civil and Religious Liberty than in Great Britain; and so long as we are possessed of a FREE Press, no real abuse can be brought forward without its correction, or a remedy being found.

To our numerous and justly valued Correspondents we again return our cordial thanks.

July 15, 1819.

* See Felix Farley's Bristol Journal, June 27, 1818; and see (more particularly) the incomparably fine Speech of Mr. Canning at the Dinner recently given in honour of his Election at Liverpool.

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An old and respectable Correspondent the following : “ The Third Class of the (who has in his possession the original most honourable Military Order of the Account - book of Sir Henry Herbert, Bath, shall be composed of Officers boldgrandson of Lord H. of Cherbury, Mas- ing commissions in his Majesty's service, ter of the Revels to James I. Charles I. by sea or land, who shall be styled Com. and Charles II. together with a large panions of the said Order :

hey shall correspondence of that family) wishes not be entitled to the appellation, style, to be informed where to look for an precedence, or privilege of Knights Baaccount of the office of Master of the chelors; but shall take place and preceRevels, its origin, and dissolution; and dence of all Esquires of the United Kingwhere to find any thing relating to the dom of Great Britain and Ireland.”family of Herbert, whose seat was at Then follows what entitles them to be Ribes ford, Salop, and some of whose Companions. branches represented Bewdley for many B. observes, that Mr. Warner, in his years. Mr. Malone had the Account- entertaining “ Western Walk," menbook of the Master of the Revels in his tions Dr. Gilbert Sheldon having been hands; but what use he made of it our born at Stanton near Batb, SomersetCorrespondent knows not.

shire ; but the Universal Biographical Mr. E. W. BRAYLEY requests to be in- Dictionary, and Lempriere's Biographiformed to whom, and to what Church, cal Dictionary say that he was born at Wbarton (speaking of the archives of Stanton in Staffordsbire. Which auCathedrals having been mutilated or thority is correct?:- The Universal Biodestroyed) alludes, in the following pas- graphical Dictionary also mentions the sage of his preface to the “ Anglia Sa- vicarage of Hackney being given to the cra," Sect. iv. “Id in plurimis avaritia et Doctor by Charles I.; but our Correimpietas, in nonnullis superstitio effecit. spondent believes it is not in the gift of Comperi enim Episcopum quendam ante the King; but has long been the property centum et quod excurrit annos, avitæ su- of the Tyson family, who have lately perstitionis delendæ prætextu, omnia Ec- chosen to be called Tyssen. clesiæ suæ monumenta et Registra igni A CORRESPONDENT would be glad to tradidisse."

obtain some information respecting the Though ourselves absolute unbelievers Author of a small volume, entitled "The in the science of Astrology, we will not Doctrine of the Bible : or Rules of Diswithhold a communication which may cipline, briefly gathered thorow the be thought by the initiated to contain whole course of the Scripture, by way of a singular proof of its certainty: Ac- questions and answers.' The date of cipe, dignissime Urbane, qui multa the above volume is 1649, “newly corutilia et forsan nonnulla inutilia colligis, rected and amended." quod, ab amico, in arte obstetrica ver- G. H. W. would feel much obliged by sato, accepi. — Illustrissima Principissa, the names of the Fourteen Conspirators cujus inopinatam mortem tota Anglia engaged in Babington's Conspiracy in dolet, parturitionis dolores (tunc enim the reign of Queen Elizabeth. gestationis opus Natura finivit) die 5 to ceeds: “ In your Magazine for Nov. last, Novembris primum sensit. At, qua- p. 393, should it not be Baroni Hill de draginta hebdomadis ab hoc tempore Almarez, not ab Almarez ?"-" In p. computatis, Dies conceptionis in Diem 395, the arms of Widvile (query Wilde.) Anglicanis infaustissimum, viz. 300. are described as placed over the monuJanuarii incidit. Seculo jam preterito, ment of the families of Dive and Wylde hoc, pro artis astrologicæ testimonio ir- in Bromham Church.” refragabili babitum fuisset: certè, in hoc SCHOLASTICUS may be assured that he ævo, dies faustos et infaustos rectè de

will never get the 501 Prize, should be spicienti, pro concursu singulari babea- be wise enough to discover the Enigma tur ; et hâc de causa, in cbartis tuis attributed to Miss Seward ; and which locum obtineat.

P. T.J. first appeared in our vol. XXVII. p. 136. Currente Calamo script. Memoirs of Dr. BURNEY and of T.

18 Kul. Feb. 1818." Wyon, Esq.; Rev. C. J. Smyth; Mr. A CONSTANT READER AND FRIEND, in BRITTON ; A CONSISTENT CHURCHMAN; answer to J. C.'s question in our pre- J. M.M.; On Disorders arising from ceding volume, p. 488), “what rank and Indigestion ; &c. &c. sball appear in J'recedence the Companions of the Order of the Bath are entitled to," refers Irim Erratum.-In a few Copies the word to the Supplement to the London Ga- Llandaff, is accidentally printed at the zette of Jan, 3, 1815, in which he will see head of p. 9, instead of Caerdiff.

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

For JANUARY, 1818.

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE.

The following Fragment was presented immediately to him the Re

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his own.

Mr. URBAN,

M. Temple, Jan. 1. slept or wioked in his favonr. They HE learned Friend, who many years ago

Candidate was in the habit of writwas a Brother Barrister; and it may ing bis name. He wrote it accord. perhaps amuse some of your Readers. iogly, and he had then only to thank Yours, &c.

CARADOC. them in a single phrase. But he “ There was at Amadan a celebrated chose to thank them without saying Academy, whose first Rule was fram- a word. ed in these words:

He wrote upon the margin the “ The Members of this Academy number 100. This was the number shall think much-write little--and of his new associates. be as mute as they can."

Then, having put a cypher before A Candidate offered himself — he the figure 1, he wrote under it was too late the vacancy was filled " their value will be the same'--0100! vp-they knew his merit, and lament- To this modesty the ingenious Preed their disappointment in lamenting sideột replied with a politeness equal

The President was to an. to his addregs : nounce the event; he desired the He put the figure 1 before the 100, Candidate should be introduced.

and wrote,

they will have elevon He appeared with a simple and a times the value they had-1100.” modest air, which is the sure testimong of merit.

Mr. URBAN, Norwich, Jan. 2.

HEN a child, I used to ask my. a cup of pure water to him, so full,

self in vain what could be the that a single drop more would have meaning of the third verse of the 100th made it overflow; he accompanied Psalm, “Thy Birth is of the Dew of this emblematic bint with not a the Womb of the Morning.”. single word explanatory of it; but he In the Bible Translation it is,“ “ Thou marked upon his countenance the hast the Dew of thy Youth :" in the deepest affliction.

margin, “More than the Womb of the The Candidate understood that he morning: thou shalt have the Dew of could not be received because the thy Youth." number was complete, and the as- In King James's Bible it is thus sembly full. But, without losing cou- translated: “The Youth of thy Womb rage, he began to think by what ex. shall be as the Morning Dew :" and pedient, in the same kind of language, this sensible paraphrase is given in the he could explaio that a supernumerary margin: “ By thy word thy people Academician would put nothing out shall be assembled in thy Church so of its place, and would make no es. abundant and wonderful, as the drops sential difference in the Rule which of the Dew." Mr. Leo, a convert they had prescribed.

from Judaism to Christianity, gave After a inoment's pause, observing me the following version of the whole at his feel a rose, he picked it up, and verse : " The willingness of thy peolaid it gently upon the surface of the ple in holy attire will be seen on the water, so gently that not one drop of it day of thy victory. The begioning escaped. Upon this ingenious reply, of thy youth shall be unto thee as the ibe applause was universal; the rule rising sun in the morning.” St. Je

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rom's Translation gives a rational 4 Inst. 31, a case and decision of all meaning, “ In montibus sanctis de the Judges of England to the Lords vulvâ orietur tibi ros adolescentiæ of the Council of James 1. “ That all tuæ.” The Latin version of the Tar- vew-made drapery, made wholly of gum to the whole verse runs thus. wool, as Frizadoes, Bayes, Northern * Populus tuus domus Israel qui lu- Dozens, Nortbern Cottons, Cloth benter incumbant Legi, in die quo Rash, and other like drapery, of prælium commiseris, adjuvaberis cum what new name soever, for the use eis splendoribus sanctitatis misericor. of man's body, are to yield subsidy diæ Deus ; ad te properabunt tan- and Alnage according to the Statute quam descensio roris, sedebunt pro- of 27 Edw. III. and within the office sapiæ tuæ.”

of the antient Alnage, as may apA part of the verse, as translated by pear by several decrees in that bethe Septuagint, would induce us to sup- half made in the Exchequer in the pose their Copy of the Hebrew Text time of the late Queen. That Henry differed from any Copy now extant: IV. granted a measurage of all wool“ From the womb, before the morn- len cloth and canvas brought to Loning star I begat thee."

don for sale by any stranger or deniΕκ γαςρος προ εωσφορά ευγενησα σε. zen, taking one halfpeppy for every

In Dr. Mani's Bible I find the ful piece of the buyer, and of the seller lowing note on the words “ from the one penny for measuring 100 ells womb of the morning :” “ These words of canvas; and as touching the narshould rather be translated, more row new stuff made in Norwich with than the dew from the womb;' that is, worsted yarn, we are of opioion that thy children begotten to thee through it is not grantable, nor fit to be grantthe Gospel shall exceed in numbers, ed; for we cannot find that there was as well as in brightness and beauty, ever any Aluage upon Norwich worsthe spangles of early dew, which the teds. And for these stuffs, if, after morning discloseth io the eye of the they be made and tacked up for sale delighted beholder.” Bps. Lowth by the makers thereof, they should and Horne.

be again opened to be viewed and Where to find Bp. Lowth's obser- measured, they will not well fall into vations on this passage, I know not. their old plaits to be tacked up as beI should be glad of information, as fore, which will be a great hindrance liis Lordship held the authority of the to the sales thereof in grosse, for that Septuagint in greater estimation than they will pot then appear to be su aby Copy of the Hebrew extant. merchandizable as they were upon Yours, &c.

C. J. SMYTH. the first making of them up: And

even so we huobly take our leaves. Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 3. Serjeants Inn, the 24th of June 1605. THE Office of Alnager, lately THE

“Which Certificate beiog read by the held by Lord de Blaquiere, Lords of the Privy Council (I being and now abolished, is of very aptient then Attorney-general and present) date ; it was in the King's gift before was well approved by them all ; any Statute. Edw.l.granted this office and commandment there given, that by Letters Patent, in the fourteenth it should be kept in the Council Chest, year of his reign, to Sir Thomas Dar- to be a direction for them to give anlington, to be Aloager of Broad Cloth, swer to all suits of that kind. And it for which he received of the King a is to be observed that Acts of Par. fue for the exercise of it; besides liament that are made against the which, he had a fee by Act of Par- freedom of trade, merchandizing, liament, 27 Edw. III. Stat. 1. c. 4. handycrafts, and mysteries, never live

This word Alnager is derived from long." ibe oid French Aulne; and in Latin, The Aloage duties continued till Uloa, Ulnator. By the above Statute the reign of Will.III. wheo, after some bis fees were settled, and cloths of cer. seizures which were rather obnoxious tain dimensions were directed to be (Carth. 325.) they were abolished by sealed before sale, and a subsidy was Stat. Il and 12 Will. III, c. 20. But granted to the King out of every the subsidy and Aloage was re-enacted Cloth sold.

by 17 and 18 Geo. II. and subsequent But in the Rolls of Parliament is statutes, and grants of the yearly preserved, and cited by Lord Cuke, amount, have been made, and last of

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