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Account of Horwood, Devonshirë.

[May, thony Pollard of Horwood, esquier, and Katherine Watts of this parish, buried daughter of Lewis Stucley of Afton, esquier ; 24th January, 1658. she deceased 27 day of February, Anno D. N. William Watts her son, buried ye 18th of 1599.

August, 1657. The Pollard arms impaled with three

Here lyeth the remains of Mary, the wife lions rampant.

of Peter Hole of this parish, who departed

this life February 23d, 1786, aged 86. Here lyeth the body of Elizabeth, wife of

Here also lyeth the remains of Peter Hole Henry Futts, gent. daughter of Arthur Pol

of this parish, who departed this life March lard of this parish, esq. who departed this

11th, 1786, aged 88 years. life ye 3d day of July, 1658.

Here lyeth the body of William Powe of Here lyeth Elizabeth Dene, the wife of

Holmacott, in the parish of Fremington, John Dene, geot. of this parish, who de

who departed this life yo 15 day of May, parted this life ye 8th day of November, 1659.

1716. Here lyeth the body of John Dede of

Also, Ann Powe his wife, who was buried this parish, gent. who was buried the 19

July 15th, 1707. day of February, 1684.

And also Williama Powe his son, who deHis arms are on the slab.

parted this life the 10th day of May, Anno Here lyeth the body of Henry Dene, son Dom. 1715, ætat. suæ 38. of the aforesaid John Dene, gent. who de- Here lyeth the body of William Nichols parted this life ye 18 day of July, Anno of this parish, who departed this life the Dom. 1663.

14th day of February, 1711, in the 55th Here lyeth the body of Arthur Pollard, year of his age. gent. of Inston, who died the 25th day of Here lyeth the body of Jane, daughter of August, 1631.

John Dene, gent, and Elizabeth his wife, Here Iyeth the body of Dennis Rolle, who died an infant, December 15th, 1654. esq. of Horwood, the son of Jn° Rolle, esq. Though the righteous be prevented with the grand son of Sir Joo Rolle of Steven- death, yet shall he see rest. stone, Knight of the Bth, who died ye 20th

On a mural tablet near the Comof September, 1714.

munion-lable: Here lyeth Anthony Pollard of Horwood, esq. who departed this life the 16th day of In memory of Mr. Robert Brian, who June, 1687.

was Rector of this parish almost 48 years, Here lyeth the body of Jane, the daugh- and departed this life the 21st of February, ter of Humphery and Elizabeth Dene, gent. 1634, being the age of 81. who departed this life the 5th day of De

Mors mihi lucrum. cember, Anno. Dom. 1715, ætatis suæ 23. Here also the body of Elizabeth, daughter

On a slab within the rails : of the above, who died January 21, 1715, Reliquiæ Heorici Willett, S. T. B. et ætat. suæ 26.

hujus ecclesiæ Rectoris, in spem resurrecAnd also the body of Rebeckah, daughter tionis ad vitam æternam repositæ sunt. of the above, who departed this life 26 of Obiit 7 Oct. 1657. January, 1715, ætat. suæ 22.

Here lyeth the body of Mary, the wife of Here lyeth the body of Elizabeth, the Wm. Treverthick, Rector of this parish, wife of Henry Futts, geut. daughter of Ar- who was buried ye 22d day of May, 1675. thur Pollard of this parish, esq. who depart- Yours, &c.

W. ed this life ye 3d day of July, 1658.

Here lyeth the body of Elizabeth Dene, daughter of the aforesaid Joo Dene, who In answer to Q. p. 290, A. B. C. refers departed this life the 12th day of March, him to the History of the ancient family of 1661.

Carlisle, where he will find, in p. 15, Here Iyeth the body of Humphrey, son mention made of a Christopher Carleill, of Jno Dene of this parish, gent, who was

whose wife Anne was daughter of Sir George buried the 8th day of December, Anno Dom. Barne, Knt. Lord Mayor of London in 1552. 1693.

She afterwards married Sir Francis Walsinge Here also lyeth the body of Joo, the son ham, Knt. Alice his daughter, was first of Humphery Dene of this parish, gent. wife of Sir Christopher Hoddeston of Lonwho departed this life ye 24th day of August, don, Haberdasher, and also of Leighton

Buzard, co. Bedford. Ursula their daughHere lyeth in hope of a joyful resurrec- ter and heir, married Sir John Leigh, Kota tion, the body of Humphery Dene of this of Stoneleigh Abbey, co. Warwick (Coll. of parish, esq. who departed this life ye 27th Arms, Vincent, No. 119, 250, 378). From day of May, in the year of our Lord 1761, this Sir John descended Thomas first Lord and in the 71st year of his age.

Leigh, from whose fourth son Christopher, Near this place also lyes the remains of the claimant for the dormant title states Elizabeth the wife of the above Humphery

that he is desceuded. See the Minutes of Dene, who departed this life the 1st day of

Evidence taken before the Committee for March, 1783, ætat. suze 82.

Privileges in the House of Lords.


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1829.] Curious Fragments found in War-bank Field, Kent. 401 Mr. URBAN,

New Kent-road, yard ; a novel experiment in this coun

May 5. try, but which, from the healthy apIN the portion of the Archæologia pearance of the young vines, when I

lately published by the Society of saw them last autumn, will, I trust, Antiquaries, will be found a detailed answer the intentions of ihe worthy account of the excavations begun by proprietor. Mr. Croker, and continued by myself, Mr. Ward says, that his workmen, at War-bank, in the parish of Keston, in February last, discovered a skeleton Kent. The spot which bears the above deposited in a grave formed in the remarkable naine lies at a short dis- solid chalk rock, and at a short distance tance from the strong entrenchments from it some fragments of pottery; known by the name of Cæsar's Camp, also that, near the same place, two or on Holwood Hill, in the same parish, three years since another skeleton was I devoted about three weeks to my re- found. This spot Mr. Ward stales to searches at War-bank, for the purpose be three-eighths of a inile S.S.E. from of accurately defining the structure Cæsar's Camp; and about the same and dimensions of the tomb, the cir. space from War-bank Field, which cular building or ædicula, mentioned, lies also at the same distance from the I believe, by you in a former number, Camp. I have not yet had an opporand iu endeavouring to detect any tunity of visiting the spoi, since the other vestiges of the old Noviomagus, last-mentioned discovery; but on rewhich has been generally supposed to ferring to the Ordnance map of Kent, have been situated at Keston. My I strongly conjecture that some public endeavours were successful; for I dis- Roman way ran along the southern covered numerous fragments of foun- base of Holwood Hill from west lo dations south-west of the sepulchral east, and that the sepulchres at Warand sacred edifices in War-bank Field; bank and at Mr. Ward's vineyard and on the 21st of October last, my were on the line of it. workmen laid open a solid foundation

terra wall of Aint and cement extending

Quâ facit assiduo tramite vulgus iter.": from east to west about 30 feet, and two feet and half in thickness. This This, however, is merely a hazarded wall, from having some projections conjecture ; nor shall I at present en(apparently constructed for Aues), and deavour to trace such a vicus or way from several coarse red tesseræ found from London over the Norwood range about its ruins, I felt confident, was a of hills through Wickham 10 Noviovestige of a Roman dwelling. War- magus, although I know that discoverers bank Field and two or three other con- of ancient ways have often proceeded tiguous are covered with masses of upon slighter grounds than I'might be rubbish which constantly obstruct the able in this instance to adduce. For plough ; but from the earth being very the present be pleased to accept some shallow on the bed of natural chalk, pen and ink sketches by my daughter and from the foundations of the build- of various relics chiefly found during ings having been generally placed on the progress my excavation at War. the surface of the solid rock, without bank Field, which were by an accidigging into it, the constant operation dent omitted in my account forwarded of ploughing has in the course of time to the Society of Antiquaries. The broken ihem up. Where they formed fragments of pottery mentioned by Mr. any very material obstruction, no doubt Ward are restored, as well as their they were more carefully removed by fractured and disjointed nature would the cultivators of the land. Sufficient allow. (See fig. 9.) Perhaps some of indications, however, remain to prove the zig-zag and wavy lines may be the former existence of a Roman co- transposed; but the general style of lony at this place.

the vessel is correctly given. A few days since, by the kindness In order briefly to distinguish the of my friend Mr. Nichols, I was in- places near which the delineated relics formed of some further discoveries on were found, I have affixed the follow. the southern side of Holwood Hill, ing initials, -C. B. circular building; made by the labourers of J. Ward, esq. T. tomb; F. W. B. foundations in the proprietor of Holwood Park, at a War-bank Field. spot which he has selected for a vine- Yours, &c. A. J. KEMPE. Gent. Mag. May, 1829.


402 Speculations on Literary Pleasures-Johnson and Goldsmith. (May,

References to the Plate. tives, are yet the subjects of very re1. A circular ear-ring of brass, fore- cent biography. Their doinestic life, shortened, notched like a graduated

and those passions and weaknesses

which often chequer some of the scale, found with the ashes contain. ed in urn, No. 7. (T.)

greatest characters, are green in the 2. An amulelor ticket of coarse earthen recollection of society, and often trea

sured up to the prejudice of even a ware. (T.) 3. An iron key, found in making a

first-rate order of intellect. dyke near the sepulchres.

Such peculiarities of life and cha4. Á portion of some brass ornament, date of their existence, will infuence

racter, from the comparatively recent found wiih urn No. 7.

oor views and retrospections,-for ex5. A silver stylus. c. B. 6. Tongue of a brass 6 bula. F. W. B.

ample, with regard to Warburton,

Johnson, or Goldsunith. Such is the 7. A sepulchral urn. (T.) 8. The sepulchral urn found near Mr.

contexture of the human mind, that Ward's vineyard, Feb. 1829. (Red

we sometimes imbibe a bias deroga

tory to the flow and standard of that pottery.) 9. A deer's horn deeply notched by genius which, were its æra more re

some sharp instrument; a conjec mole, would be perhaps the theme of ture has been hazarded that it was

more uniningled recollections. done by a missing blow of the Victi

But Johnson and Goldsmith,-and marius. c. B.

we may, perhaps, be permitted to os10. Vessel of coarse brown earth, found

fer a few remarks upon them,-alin making a dyke some years since though they respectively shine as stars near the sepulchres in 'War-bank

in our literary firmament, are lights Field.

which have only, it may still be said, 11. Fragment of pottery ornamented recently emerged from the dark horiwith a Greek scroll united by ani

tó irradiate their country and mal's heads. (c. B.)

mankind. That fame, sanctioned by 12. Roof tile impressed with a dog's

the lapse of centuries, has not yet foot, red. (c. B.)

played round their heads; and al

ihough it will, by some not altogether 13. Ridge tile (light brown.) F. W. B.

without reason, be thought that their 14. Roman wall tile. c. B.

fame will in a subsequent century oc15. A schistose stone or slate, half- cupy a higher range of ground than it

inch thick, supposed to have cover- has in this ; yet for the last age or iwo ed an urui.

their familiar and eccentric social in16. Roof tile, much bowed, built tercourse with the world, their weak

into the walls of the tomb near the nesses, and the tenor of their collocircular building.

quial life, are alike with the million and the philosophic reader the subject

of lively reminiscence. “A philosoSPECULATIONS ON LITERARY

pher,” says Dr. Priestley, in one of his PLEASURES.-No. XIV. Prefaces, ought to be something (Continued from p. 312.)

greater and better than another man.

The contemplation of the works of T was in a former number suggest- God should give a sublinity his virof a period distant from our own, were extinguish everything selfish, base, sometimes alike the objects of exces- and mean, in his nature,-give a digsire enthusiasın, whereas were such nity to all his sentiments, and teach writers situated in a middle age, and him to aspire to the moral perfections not so contemporary or so remote, the of the great Author of all things.”enthusiasın of their commentators The student of history, and observer of might be more limited.

A reason, life, well knows that every great writer, perhaps not very remote from the phi- either in morals or in physics, far from Josophy which rules within us, may being characterized exactly by this deaccount for this.

Writers removed scription, and Johnson and Goldsmith only an age or two from us, while particularly, may rank in many re. they can contribute nothing to the

spects as anomalies. Johnson and hopes or fears of contemporaries, upon Goldsmith, however, may each rank the score of party or prudential mo- in a foremost place among the spirits

C. B.

1 Telihat contemporaries and writers Gwen Stoll Free pand his benevolence


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