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THE

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

JANUARY, 1829.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

THE DOCTOR OF SANCHO PANZA. Mr. URBAN, Taunton, Jan. 15. auferret; qua de re monitus fuit Erraschid. TT may, perhaps, be new to a large Sublata mensa, et lotis manibus, discessit ab

I proportion of your readers, as until eo Gabriel.” lately it was to me, ibat the author of

“ The same Joseph said, that SaloDon Quixote was in all probability in.

mon of Chorasan, a servant of Raschid, debted to the Arabian writers for the

told me as follows: on a certain day, humourous idea of furnishing Sancho

said he, as I stood close to Raschid, with a physician at the very com

while he look refreshments at the mencement of his governinent, to re

middle of the day, at the city of Hira, gulate his diet, and controul his appe

behold! there entered Aoun El-Ebadi ure, and thus to wound the hungry

Elgiavhari, holding a dish with a fish governor in his tenderest part, his

in it, which was preserved in butter; to stomach ; thundering out Absit! at

which was added a pudding, which he every dish as soon as it was uncovered,

himself had supplied. Erraschid was and prescribing, in lieu of solid food,

much inclined to eat of the fish ; but about a hundred sugared wasers, and a

Gabriel prevented him, and with a few thin slices of quince to aid in their

wink of his eye signified to the prefect digestion.

of the table that he should take it It appears, from the life of Cer.

away. Of this, Erraschid being invantes, ihat he was a prisoner at Al

forined, the table was cleared, ablution giers nearly six years, during which

performed, and Gabriel departed.” ume a rigorous and curious mind like Pej

One essential difference, however, his could not fail to become well ac

there is, as to the effect of this medical quainied with the language and write

surveillance on the tempers and feelings, the manners and customs, of the

ings of the prince and the peasant. Eastern nations. And that he adapted

That, while ihe former was so much many of their romantic peculiarities to

pleased that he gratified with 50,000 bis ruesal koight and laughter-loving

aurei the physician, “ qui tam benè squire, and thus heightened the extra

me regit, tantamque mei curam havagance of their characters, seems to

bet ;" Sancho fairly threatened Dr. admit of little doubt.

Pedro Positive, of Bodewell, with a But there is one passage in particu

cudgel and the stocks. lar, 10 which I would refer your

In this narrative of the life of Gareaders, as exhibiting the prototype of

,,briel, are other points of such strong the idea of Sancho's “ dread docior.

resemblance to passages in Don Quixa It occurs in the life of Gabriel Back

ote, as to justify an inference that Certisbmaihe physician, which was written in Arabic, and translated from that

vantes was familiar with it. One may

be just nientioned. When Gabriel language into Latin. From this I will,

was first summoned to wait on the transcribe it, and subjoin a translation.

Caliph, he demanded bis name. " Ait idem Josephus, Retulit mihi Salo

“ Quodnam, inquit Erraschid, est nomon Chorasensis Raschidi servus : die

men tuum ? Gabriel, inquit ille: tum quoddam, inquit, cùm starem prope caput

Erraschid, quid scis ex arte medica ? Kaschidi in urbe Hira, dum cibum sumebat meridianum, et, ecce, ingressus est ad eum

Respondit, calidum reddo frigidum, et Aoun El-Ebadi Elgiavbari, discum mani

frigidum item calidum ; siccum effibus portads, in quo erat piscis butyro condi

cio humidum, et humidum pariter tus, adjecto farto quod ipse accommodaverat.

siccum. Ridens Calipha dixit, hoc est Voluit itaque Erraschid de illo pisce come- omne," &c. dere; ut impedivit eum Gabriel, nictuq. “ What,” said Erraschid, “is thy oculi præfecto mensæ indicavit, ut illum name?" " Gabriel,” he said. “Their

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Trinitarian System of Ecclesiastical Architecture. (Jan. Erraschid, what kpowest thou of me. given right line, influenced all sorts of dicine?" He answered, " I can make things intended for sacred uses; and in cold hot, and hot also coll, dry moist, the igih rol. Mr. K. has given several and moist dry." The Caliph, laugh- plans of Churches and Chapels, all ing, said, “ Why this is the whole of apparently under the influence of his it, &c.

vesica piscis. In the same manner Soncho hearing Several plans are also advanced by the prescription of the wafers and Mr. K. which do not accord with guineas, threw hiinself backwards in his particular vesica piscis, and which his chair, and surveying the physician have caused hiin to invent a scheme, from hand to foot, asked in a grave by which he endeavours to shew that and solemn tone, " What was his the ancient Ecclesiastical Architects name, and where he had studied ?" had but six right-angled forms, the

To this question the other replied, “I, length of which was less in proportion my lord governor, am called 'Dr. Pedro 10 the breadth than his vesica piscis. Positive de Bodewell, &c. and I took Plans of original edifices are also ad. my doctor's degree at the Universiiy of vauced by Mr. Kerrich, which he is Ossuna.

A. D. not able to bring into any regular

scheme ; and he remarks, what rule

the Architects prescribed to themselves Mr. URBAN, York, Jan. 3. for adjusting the plans of Churches, IN the notices of the transactions of the length of which were longer in I the Antiquarian Society, given in proportion to their breadth, than the the last number of your valuable Mis. preceding figures, he has not been able cellany, p. 553, it is stated, that on io discover, yet he supposes that it was the ilih Dec.“ Mr. J. Byrue, of by some method similar to that by York, communicated an essay on the which the architects were guided in working principles of Ecclesiastical the former case. Architecture, accompanied by a port. From the many different proporfolio of Mathematical draughts in illus- tioned plans which I have found extration of his opinions, of a similar isting for Churches and Chapels, I nature with the several plates which am induced to invagine that the ancient are attached to the Essay on Gothic Christian architects generally used proArchitecture, by the late Mr. Kerrich, portions that were unconnected with in the 16th volume of the Archæo. ang regular scheme or schemes of plans, logia."

except the one taken to produce the As this notice cannot be considered whole of the intended building. official, I trust I shall not be thought It ought to be particularly observed guilty of any disrespect to the Society that Mr. Kerrich's suggestions relate if I request you will allow me, through only to length and breadih, not to the the medium of your Miscellany, to origin of ihe thickness of the walls, correct a mistake or two into which the size of the buttresses, piers, doors, the reporter has fallen.

windows, or to their determined situaAnd first, there is a mistake in the tion; consequently, although Mr. Kername of the author, which is not rich may have advanced one step 10Byrne, but Browne; nor is there such wards recovering the science of the a similarity in the matter of the Essay, Christian architects, yet much remains and the principles of Mr. Kerrich, to be done. A system is to be sought, as the notice would lead your readers that shall appear to have led their to think.

fanciful inventions, and governed their In the sixteenih vol. of the Archæo decisions, not only in the proportions logia, p. 313, it is conjectured by Mr. of length to breadth, for the plan of Kerrich that a figure (terined vesica the building, but of every essential piscis) produced by two intersecting part of the fabric. arcs struck from ihe extremes of a The essay which had the honour of * Mr. Browne may be assured that it

being read by the Antiquarian Society was his book of draughts only, not his essay,

on the evenings of the 11th and the that was compared to the excellent article

18th of December, prosesses to give a of Mr. Kerrich. He persists in calling

developement of the working principles that gentleman Dr.; on that point we have

of Ecclesiastical Architecture, by means of course bestowed correction upon him; of schemes constructed analogous 10 and imagine that in other respects it may

the principles of the docuine of the also be found requisite. Edit.

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Trinity.

1829.)

Remarks on the name Celt. ? The folio of mathematical draughts is spelt with the K. Howerer barsh which accompanied the Essay, were the sounds may be, it is yet true that form's selected from various buildings, Scythæ, Cimbri, Thrascæ, &c. were consisting of plaiu shields, shields with all pronounced in a similar manner. the principal chargings, divisions of That the Gauls wore a peculiar dress, bays, trefoils, quatrefoils, cinqucfoils, as your Correspondent observes, is well six foils, sepisoils, octasoils, neuffoils, known, and that the country received cuspated heads, geometrical regular the name of Gallia braccata*, from forms, and geometrical compound the Bracchæ in which the people arforins, crosses, and a plan and an ele- rayed themselves, is no less certain. vation of a Cathedral Church, the Concerning this part of their costume, principal portion of which forms being I entertain a different opinion from produced by the Trinitarian schemes, that which is generally received, and were found by admeasureinent accu. may at another time trouble you with rately to correspond with the originals. my ideas concerning it ; but, on the • The Essay further sets forih, that present occasion, I must take the lithere is a great probability of the berty of correcting the supposition of schemes having in olden times consti- “T. T.respecting the derivation of tuled a principal secret in the subliine the term Celts. degree of Free-Masonry, and that the It is certainly not « derived from Bishops, Priests, and other distinguish the Celtic name for a part of the dress ;" ed personages of the Roman Catholic for that part is not “ called by those Church, were nearly the sole profes. who wear it, Kelts or Kilts," which sors of that degree, and that ihey styled are not Gaëlic, but Saxon words. The the principal secret of their order the Lowlanders so term this part of the “ Art of finding new arts."

Highland garb, because it is killed or But, whatever may be the conviction fucked up, in which sense a woman is created by the matter advanced relative said to kilt her petticoat; but the name to the mystical allusions of the schemes, in the native tongue is Feile, literally the importance of the schemes is not the covering,' to which beg, 'little,' is weakened, as offering sure and easy added, to distinguish it from the anmethods of imitating ancient Christian cient Breacan feile, or belted plaid, architecture. They will, I am per- now liule worn. suadel, be found nich more sure than The affinity of Celt and Gaul, the any mode of proceeding by scale, and Greek and Roman forms of the word, at the same time so easy, that the to Caël or Gaël, is apparent. The apmost difficult series of mouldings, or pellation by which ihe ancient race any other constituent part of an edifice, have ever been distinguished, they recan be copied, by the application of tained as their own proper name (Pauthese schemes, to any moderate size, sanias, Cæsar, &c.), and it is evidently with the greatest accuracy, by the indigenous, from whatever circumyoungest tyro in the art of Ecclesiastical stance it first arose. Architecture. John Browne. Allow me, Mr. Urban, to take this

opportunity of correcting some slight Mr.URBAN, King's-square, Jan. 13. errors that occur in a review of Mr. TROM the perusal of a letter signed Bowles's “ Hermes Britannicus," where

T “T. T.” in your Dec. Magazine, reference is made to some papers of p. 491, I am induced to trouble you mine, published by the Society of Au-: with a few remarks on the name Celt. tiquaries. It is strange that the writer Eigmologies, I confess, are often ex- should say, the entrance to Seanbinny, treniely fanciful; but they may also prove (which is by a typographical mistake useful and instructive. On this word made Scanhinny, both here and in a conjecture has been abundantly be- review of the“ Archæologia,”) is closed stowed. That the term Cellæ was up by a horizontal stone. A block of pronounced with the C hard, is I be- granite, measuring 16 feet 4 inches in lieve universally allowed; for it is im length, by 4 feet 6 inches, and upmediately derived from the Greek lan. wards of 3 feet in thickness, could not guage, in which it appears Keatou, and have been moveable, and the place that the Romans did not give C the where it lies cannot surely be termed sound which we do, is proved by the an entrance ; yet it is agaiu said of the discovery of some ancient monumental inscriptions, in which the word pace * Incorrectly, in p.491, printed Traccala.

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Dr. Dominioeti's Baths at Chelsea.

[Jan. curious circle at Auchorthie, “ here, took a house at Millbank; and from that as at Seanhinny, a horizontal stone time, till the year 1780, had upwards of, obstructs the entrance." A stone, 8 sixteen thousand persons under his care. feet 6 inches long, filling up the in.

His baths were very costly, well made, and terval between two others, and being

convenient; and from his own publications between 3 and 4 feet high, is certainly

it appears that he expended upwards of

87,000l. in erecting, contriving, and coman effectual obstruction. I neither

pleting his house and baths in Cheynè said, nor ever imagined, the entrauce Walk*. was at this place.

“ Among his visitors and patients at The extract from my conmunica- Chelse

Chelsea, was his late Royal Highness, Edtion to the Society of Antiquaries, in ward, Duke of York, who entrusted the your Magazine for November, should preservation of his life and the recovery of be “ apud le Standand Stanes,” i. e. his health (says the Doctor) to his sole distanding stones, an appellation usually rection for above a month ; and that in given to these circles in Scotland. direct opposition to the advice of the PhysiYours, &c. James Logan.

cians and Surgeons of the Royal Household,

“ The late Sir John Fielding was inti

mately acquainted with Dr. Dominiceti ; w Queen's Elm, Chelsea, and, having experienced the good effects of Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 7.

his Chelsea Baths, wrote a Vindication of TERCEIVING, in your Obituary

Dr. Dominiceti's Practice of removing vaI for December, 1828, “ Mary the

rious afflicting diseases by medicated baths, widow of the Ilon. Bartholomew Do

stoves, fumigations, and frictions, founded

on facts.' miniceli, M. D.I presume the article

" Sir John says, “Dr. Dominiceti has refers to the widow of the Hon. Modo

most happily situated himself at Chelsea, as monte Dominiceti, the son of Dr. Bar the Thames and the gardener's grounds are tholomew Dominiceti, of whom Mr. his great Apothecary's shop, the one furnishFaulkner, in his work now publishing, ing him with water, the other with berbs ; entitled, “ Au Historical and Topo but, what is superior to all reasoning, expegraphical Account of Chelsea and its rience has found, beyond a doubt, that no environs,” makes the following men scorbutic habit, chronic disease, or other tion:

distemper arising from obstructed perspira

tion, can loug stand against the Doctor's "Dr.DOMINiceti's Baths. The dwella

operations, mild, safe, and agreeable as ing house now in the tenure of the Rev, they are. But whosoever would wish to be Weeden Butler, was once inhabited by one thoroughly satisfied what kind of diseases Domiviceti, an Italian physician, or rather have yielded to this process, I shall refer charlatan, of very considerable notoriety and them to the Doctor's books, where they will talents. At this house he established medi find the names of many respectable persons, cinal baths for the cure of all diseases; and who, from principles of gratitude, would it was fitted up with pipes, &c. for the ac. wish to communicate this remedy to others. commodation of numerous patients, who The Doctor has not received a guninea from mnight choose to reside with him while they the public which he has not laid out, with were under his care. In the year 1765, it another of his own, to improve his plan for is described as a large, pleasant, and conve- the benefit of the community. Every man dient house in Cheyne Walk, which contains is at liberty to contradict these facts, if he four spacious and lofty parlours, two dining can; if not, let him follow the advice of rooms, and thirteen bed chambers, to ac- Horace : "Si quid novisti rectius istis, cancommodate infirm ladies and gentlemen of didus imperti ; si non, bis utere mecum.'

“ This famous quack resided for several « On the east side of the garden, and years in Chelsea ; and frequent puff adverdirectly communicating with the house, was tisements appeared in the newspapers relative erected an elegant brick and wooden build to these surprising baths; but it does not ing, one hundred feet long, and sixteen appear that any considerable cures were feet wide, in which were the baths and fumi

ever effected by his alıpost magical delugatory stoves, adjoining to which were four sions. The Doctor used to boast that no sweating bed-chambers, to be directed to dead man, woman, or child, was ever sent any degree of heat, and the water of the out of his doors : the fact was, that those bath and the vapourous effluvia of the stove, patients who died under his care, were sent impregoated with the properties of such out of his garden-gate, at the back of his hierbs and plants as might be supposed most house. He became bankrupt in Chelsea in efficacious to the case.

." In March 1755, Dr. Dominiceti opened * Medical Anecdotes of the last Thirty his baths at Bristol, being then the first of Years, by B. Dominiceti, London, 1781, the kind in Europe ; and in May 1764, he p. 13.

rank.

1929.) Dominiceti Family. Dedication to Lord Liverpool. 1769, and at length disappeared, over- eminences of antient Nobility of the sacred whelmed with debt.

Roman Empire, and of the most august “Of his advertisements, published during house of Austria, to Stephen Dominiceti, his residence in Chelsea, which display cu- Francis his brother, and their lawful posterious specimens of his false modesty and real rity, heirs, and descendants, both male and assurance, some specimens are here selected; female, in infinitum, declared their family to sometimes they gave an account of a concert have been noble for many years, augmented rivea here ; sometimes a letter from the their armorial ensigns, and authorized them Ductor himself, and sometimes from an and their posterity of both sexes, for ever,

DODymous correspondent totally unacquaint to bear the arıns above depicted; that Bared with bim. One of the latter description tholomew Dominiceti, of Chelsea, in the laments, that the late Duke of York was county of Middlesex, Doctor of Physic, linot in Eogland when he was taken ill, being nealiy descended from the said Stephen, is convinced, that had he been in the most the present representative of that family, distaat part of the kingdom, he would have which has been established in Salo, in the ordered himself to be carried to the medici dominion of the Republic of Venice, upbal baths, by which means, in all probabi. wards of two hundred years, in the rank of Lits, his invaluable life would have been pre Nobles; and that the name of the said krved."

Dr. BARTHOLOMEW DOMINICETI, with those I trust, Mr. Urban, your intelligent

of his sons, Dr. Rodomonte, Hector, and readers will agree with me in opinion

Cæsar, and his brothers Jerome and Francis, that the above statement is boih in

are, in pursuance of the decree of the Senate

of Venice, inscribed in the Golden Book, teresting and entertaining in no com

where persons duly qualified with titles of mod degree : interesting, inasmuch as

Nobility are usually registered. jt relates to the character and conduct

“ In witness whereof, we have hereunto of a man whose abilities must have

affixed the common seal of our said corporabeen sterling; instructive to both young tion, this 22d day of December, in the 21st and old, inasmuch as it demonstrates, year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord in an anambitious manner, the sure George III. by the grace of God, King of process by which talents the most Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender splendid may be misapplied by vanity of the faith, &c. aud in the year of our Lord and conceit (like a two-edged sword in 1780. improvident hands) to the detriment (Signed) Ralph BIGLAND, Garter of their possessors, however extraor

Principal King of Arms, dinarily gifted by the bounty of Hea

(L. S.)

and Registrar. ven. Of the family of this noted charlatan your readers may peruse, with Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 8. some degree of good-natured ridicule, (YOMPARING, to-day, a note of an official document, in proof of its

U Bishop Lowth on Isaiah Ixiv. claim to nobility. I transcribe it for · with Archbishop Laurence's Translaamusement, and doubt not you will tion of his « Codex Æthiopicus." perose it with pleasure.

I accidentally opened the Dedication Yours, &c. John Eyre.

of the latter work, which follows the “ LOCUS ARMORUM FAMILIÆ DOMINICETI. title-page, and I be gleave to transcribe,

“ To all and singular to whom these pre- what at this moment appears to me sents shall come, we, the Kings, Heralds, of public interest,—the testimony of the sad Pursuivants of the corporation of the learned writer (then far below the staCollege of Arms, London, do hereby certify, tion he now so ably fills,) to the great that an imperial diploma, of the Emperor character of the noble and most excellent Ferdinand III. dated at Vienna, the 20th :

Statesman, whose loss to the Country day of March, 1643 ; a decree of the Senate of the Republic of Venice, dated the 17th your present number records. of November, 1778, confirming the said « Honoratissimo Illustrissimoque DoImperial Diploma in all the dominions of mino Comiti de Liverpool, Ærarii viris cum the said Republic; a Pedigree, duly attested selectioribus Præfecto, Regiæ Majestati ab and supported by the vecessary proofs, to intimis consiliis, quæ Deo adjuvante Europæ gether with other authentic documents re res collapsas restituerunt, atque Fidem ac lative to the family of DOMINICETI, have Libertatem ex terris evolantes restinctis been recorded under the usual forms, in our bellis revocârunt, &c. &c. Patriæ Propugsaid Collere. By all which it appears, that datori, Ecclesiæ Tutori, omniumque qui aut the Emperor Ferdinand III. by the said Im de Patriâ aut de Ecclesiâ bene mereri stuperial Diploma, restored, ratified, and con deant fautori munifico, &c. &c. dat, dicat, firmed all the rights, privileges, and pre- consecrat Editor.”

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