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Symptoms of Modern Infidelity.

(Feb. mit his dearest concerns rather to the pation boastful of our denomination of mischances of evil, than to the uner. Christians, and something has been ring rules of scriptural truth? Let sounded in our ears by holy men and but vanity be questioned, whether it by our Church, concerning our salvahas not betrayed many a generally re- tion ; but we find that our faith is enceived moral and Christian duty, in tirely excluded from conversation or order to acquire public notice, as some- allusion; that these are for private thing deeper than his neighbours, and study only; that they are always called as Bp. Sherlock said, “ in order to be ill-timed, pharasaical, methodistical, esteemed a very disceroing man"-or and canting; that they are not made in some prominent act of public mu- part or principal part of education in nificence, with a view to praise, not genteel circles, bui are reserved for cenaltogether clear from some sinister mo- iral and national schools for poor chil. tive! When an impartial examiner dren; except that much importance is takes up such a charge as this, he dis- attached to the purchase of an elegantly covers his carelessness of the only eye bound bible and prayer book, or more which could penetrate into his hidden frequently the latier only, to be carried inotive: and what is this carelessness to Church on Sunday mornings and but a symptom of infidelity?

Christmas day. When we find that in 2. We are advised and encouraged consequence of these neglects, young 10 make known our wants and neces- people are apt 10 grow up with formal sities to God; and to offer Him thanks rather than radical information of the and praise for all blessings aud mercies most sublime and grateful of all subgranted and promised. Let us try this jecis, and the most easy to their caparule with the lives we have led; and city, and the fittest to have the adwe shall find on the reverse an habitual vantage of the early impression on their neglect of it. We are quick enough minds; and when, on the contrary, to entreat and thank those who are, as we see the most sedulous care and rewe believe, possessed of the power to petition of their exercises to render grant favours and promotion for either ihem many degrees more perfect in the our children or ourselves, and we are politer acquisitions of the pagan and most urgent in our solicitations, les classical mythology of the ancient the benefit be given to those who think Poets, of the elegances of the Belles it better worth their while to apply, Lettres, and of the ingenious devices and even to shew a strong importunity of metaphysical and mathematical retherein ; and when the preferment has finements of the schools; we must in been gained, and the patron has de- all these cases charge ourselves with clared himself our best friend, we are the ignorance too commonly prevalent in haste to proffer the warmest and of the one only important science, and most zealous thanks we can express ; its fatal consequences, and we must but if we can detect ourselves in neg- then assure ourselves of the absolute lecting a dutiful and submissive peri- and immediate necessity of application tion to the throne of universal Grace, to the chief of all physicians to heal us for any spiritual want, or for aid to and our children from these certain enable us to recal our steps from the characters of infidelity. path in which we have erred, and have 4. Our reason, acuteness, and disheen deceived; or to relieve us from cerning, enquiry were evidently gifts any anxiety and tribulation; or if, as intended to conduct our understandsoon as we experience the cogifort of ings into eternity, and not to be lithat relief for which we have been so miled to the affairs of this brief and urgent, we sit down in cold-hearted uncertain state of primary existence : possession of the gist, and take it as we but, if we would devote a small portion are apt to take the daily blessing of of them to the study of the religion light and food, as things of course, and which we profess, and the rest to our unworthy of ihanks, we must then be affairs, to ihe extension of our comassured that we have to complain of a merce, to forensic eloquence, to legisgrievous symptom of infideliiy. lative authorities, and ihe multifarious

3. But it cannot be very surprising, arts of government, and the interif in our worldly concerns we find courses of the world, we should find these latent marks of the great enemy, them to be all compatible studies, that we should also discover them in which would render our probationary our religious calling. We are in this state far more readily understood, and

1897.] Fly Leaves, No. XXXV.—Sir John Harington. 119 happier in its course ; for then all that revelation has never excluded these would be regulated by a rectie mercy, until it is offended and rejected; linear guide, the want of which is the that it encourages the hope of pardon, certain cause of error and failure; it is while it condemns, provided the offender like any architect beginning an edifice turns from his negligences, and learns without his line and rule! This, then, the science of humility, repentance, is another common symptom of infide- and gratitude; but that, if they suffer lity.

the day-spring from on high to pass by 5. It must be considered that, al- them unnoticed, and they find themthough much fame and exaltation in selves placed at the bar of divine judglife is acquired by these accomplish- ment unprepared with any defence, ments, and although they are to be the evidence recorded against them deeply cultivated because they tend to may be found too strong for their justiimprove mankind and the state of fication, and the redearption which society in which they are introduced, they have either rejected or forgotten yet that they are all calculated for this be closed against them for ever! They world only, and will be of little service will then find that all their speculations to us excepl by recollection, in a more “ were a very dear bargain" (Bp. Sherrefined and future state of existence; and lock); and 'St. Matthew tells us in therefore they are to be necessarily es- very unequivocal terms, if they would teemed of inferior value to those studies hoi, while they have time, listen to of revelation which were delivered for what will be the irrevocable alterthe eternal salvation of life ; which, for native. any thing we know to the contrary, There is perhaps more than common may commence with us before the need for these admonitions at the preday is closed upon us.

If we meet sent moment, since there never was a daily with those who defer this study period when the enemy with more to some future day, which may never inveterate malignity sought the ruin of arrive, and suffer the rest of their days the Church, or laboured to compass it to pass on without preparation, they with more consummate artifice and are guilty of less caution than they ob- deceit, yet not giving place to him, no serve in their affairs and engagements, not for an hour, Gal. ii. 5. (See and which they are stationed here to fulfil. study the present truly venerable Bp. Such persons may be fairly examined, of Durham's able and most interesting whether this neglect is not also a symp. Lectures on Infidelity, vol. i. 461.) tom of infidelity.

Not to extend these observations too 6. In the habits of life, we may far, I trust that if any man every day discover the utniost careless- “ found faithful,” they will not be apness and frequent violations of positive plicable to him; but it is the breach commands, and especially of some of this sacred trust, and the misuse which in the decalogue are not only of all the talents committed to his read to us every Sabbath day, and to charge, that constitute a reprovable the obedience of which we are accus- and deep-rooted disease, which destroys tomed to respond a solemn prayer that his own eternal interests and those of our hearts may be inclined; but when his fellow creatures who have a just it is considered how short is the space claim upon them, and upon their exof time which elapses between this ample to their fullest extent, and who, prayer and the violation of the com- thus left and deseried, have a right to mand, an alarming and terrific record charge him, and it is much to be is probably reserved for us to hear at feared that he will be hereafter also the final bar of offended justice; and charged, with not merely the symptoms who shall be hardy enough to say that but the aggravated disease of infidelity. this also is not an increase of the symp

A. H. toms of infideliiy. 7. But some, when thus charged,

FLY LEAVES. No. XXXV. stand up to justify; and retort, that what is everlasting is not eternal; that

Sir John Harington, knt. any omission or offence committed in

Saadslator of a Orlando Furioso,"

, the brief course of 70 or 80 years, can. not shut out the mercy of God for ever. which occasioned his contemporary These weak arguers may be assured George Peele to describe him as

were

120 Fly Leaves, No. XXXV.—Sir John Harington, knt. [Feb.

“ well-letter'd and discreet, An odious play and yet in courte oft seede, That hath so purely naturalized

A sawey knave to trump a king or queen : Strange words, and made them all free de- 4. Then was tres Cozes next a game whose nyzons *:

number, was the author of Epigrams, some of The women gamsters at ye first did cumber, which were posthumously published. For at this game a looker on might see, The first edition, as

Epigrams both If one made not a pair, yet tuo made three :

5. After came Lodam hand to hande, or pleasant and serious," 1615, 410. con

quarter,

[quarter, tains in number 116, and “ The most

At which some maids so ill did keepe ye elegant and witty Epigrams, Digested That vnexpected, in a short abode, into fovre bookes, three whereof never They could not cleanly bear away their lode : before published," 1618, 8vo, again 6. Tien noddy followed next, as well it 1633, folio, has 341, leaving, according might, to the author's own copy, 63 unprinted. Although it should have gone afore by right.

Two specimens will show the slight At weh I saw, I name not any body, regard had to the manuscript.

One never had the knave, yet laid for noddy:

The last game now in vse is bankrout, In praise of a look cald the Gentle Craslt, Wch will be plaid at still I stand in doubt, urilten ly a shromaker.

Vntill Lavalta turn the wheele of tyme, [B. iv. Ep. 11.)

And mak it come about againe to Prime. I past this other day through Powles Churchyard,

Supposing the above lines written And saw som reed a book, and reeding laft;

circa 1590-1600, the games enumerated The tytle of that book was Gentle Craft,

were probably those in some" request" The proiecl was, as ly their speech I heard,

in the court circle. Prime, or Primero, To proove, among som less important things, a Spanish game played with six cards,

That shomakere and souters had been kings: was long in fashion, though difficult But as I markt the matter with regard, to obtain the knowledge of an adept, A new sprong branch yt in my minde did as Sir Thomas Elliott, in a proheme grafte,

[writt itt, of the knowledg whiche maketh a wise And thus I said : Sirs, skorn not him that man, 1533, believed Wisdom “soone

A guilded blade hath oft a dudgeon haft, lerned, in good faythe sooner than

And sewr I see this writer roves a shaft Primero." Dr. Wilson, in a Discourse Neer fayrest inark, though haply hath not

upon Vsurye, 1572, would impress his For never was the lyke book sould in Powles readers with a belief there was lewde Yf so with gentle craft yt could perswade

hazarding of great wealth and revenues

without all Great princes midst their pomps to learn a

wytte, vpon a mayne trade,

(sowles. chaunce at dyce, or vpon a carde' or Once in their lives to work to mend their twoo at Primero." Among the Games

The lines in italics in the above and most in use in England, France, and following epigrams, are omitted in the Spain, published without date, about printed copies.

the close of the seventeenth century,

and chiefly borrowed from Cotion's of the garnes at the Court that have been in Compleat Gumester, 1680, is a descriprequest.

tion of Primero, which gave place io [Book iv. Ep. 12 ]

Ombre, and nine instead of six cards I heard one make a pretty observation, appears the principal variation between How games have in the court turn'd wth the 'the two games. At that time, it is fashion :

said, the reputation of Primero was 1. The first game was the best when free quite diminished, while Ombre was in from crime,

extraordinary request. Post and Pair The courtly gamsters all were in their prime: 2. The second game was poste, vntill wth

was a game of brag, much favoured in posting,

[bosting;

the west of England. Coiton's reThey payd so fast 'twas time to leave their marks explain the above lines. “ This Yet of the gamesters all have been so fuir,

play depends much upon daring; so That with one carde one hath been selt a pair: that some may win very considerably, 3. Then thirdly follow'd heaving of the

who have the boldness to adventure

much upon the vye, although their A game without civillitie, or law,

cards are very indifferent, you must

first stake at Post, then at Pair; after * Honour of the Garter, 1594.

this, deal two cards apiece, then stake + The Gentle Craft is now ouły found as at the seat, and then deal the third a common chap-book.

card about."

hitt yt.

maw,

1827.] On Tewkesbury Church, and its Monuments.

121 To find Mawe in courtly request,

accurate Editors of the new Monasdoes not accord with a Dialogus con

ticon." That work being in my own cerning the strife of our Churche, &c. possession, I had recourse to it before 1584, declaring there be too many of I had an opportunity of examining those graue deuines which bestow mo Mr. Fosbroke's elaborate Collection of howres vpon the ale-bench at mum

Gloucestershire Records. As 10 the chaunce, or at mawe, then they do in supposed derivation of the name of catechising their people.” However, Tewkesbury, 1 merely gave it as I the popularity of the first three games found it in the ancient Chronicle, appears in the following extract from without expressing my own belief in the comedy of Nobody und Somebody. is, nor am I at all disposed to enter n. d. where Sicophant is instructing into its vindication. I am too well Somebody 10 cheat Nobody, and is aware how little reliance ought to be overheard by the Clown acting as ser

placed on such legendary relations. vant to the latter chiaracter.

It is to be regretted ibat Mr. Nash Sicophant.

was not so fortunate as to see the inSo I for cards. These for the game at Maw, teresting fragment of the stall menAll, saving one, are cut, next under that tioned by Mr. Fosbroke, which in Lay me the Ace of Harts, then cut the cards, that case might have been represented O your fellow must needs haue it in his first in the plate of miscellaneous details. tricke.

The descriptions of the drawings were Clown.

furnished by Mr. Nash, lo whose skill l'le teach you a trick for this yfaith. and taste as an architectural draughtsSico.

man, Mr. Fosbroke has borne honour. These for Primero, cut vpon the sides, able testimony. In justice to myself, As the other on the end.

I cannot conclude without observing Cloun.

that, with respect to my own share in Mark the end of all this.

the publication, all that I undertook Sico.

to do as a Memuber of Council of the These are for Post and Paire,

Society of Antiquaries, was to supply Passing Tres Cozes and Lodam, I a general summary of the History of shall venture to dispatch Noddy, which Tewkesbury Abbey, extracted and conappears to have been played somewhat densed from the received authorities. similar to Cribbage, with a Catch from This, indeed, I expressly stated. I had an old MS.

no new discoveries to offer, and was Oh hold

your
bands,

only anxious that this portion of the

“ Vetusta Monamenta" should not go Or loose your lands : The Noddy board marches about, about,

forth to the public open to the objecThe candlestick flew, and candle went out,

tion which had been raised against Till murder, murder, cry'd one out,

some former ones, namely, that of And this is the end of the rabble route : being wholly unaccompanied with

Strike old Jack. letter-press illustrations of the subjects
Eu. Hoop. engraved.

THOMAS AMYOT.

WITH reference to the colserva

. Tie privilege of free enquiry Hav

James-street, West- Mr. URBAN, Mr. URBAN,

Bristol, Feb. 2. minster, Feb. 7. THE

ing been for so many years a disLions which in your

last Sup

tinctive feature in your Magazine, perplement, p. 587, Mr. Fosbroke his mit me, through iis medium, to notice bestowed on the account of the Ab- a paragraph contained in a paper pubbey Church of Tewkesbury, published fished in your last Supplemient, “ On in the “Velusta Monumenia," I beg the derivation of the word Tewkesto assure him that the Cotton MS. bury.” Cleop. c. III. was not, as he supposes,

It is there said, that “ the upper obscurely. quoted" from the County part of the curious and beautiful stalis" Histories of Atkyns or Rudder. Even in Tewkesbury Abbey, which the Vewithout resorting to the manuscript il- tusla Monumenta states to have been self, there was no occasion to refer to lost, were in 1824 discover:d by your any imperfect translation of it, since Correspondent on the roofing of the the original had been printed by the Countess of Warwick's Chapel, though Gont. Mag. Feliruary, 1827.

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Pedigree of the Kemp Family of Thwayt.

(Feb. called by the clerk a coronet for the contained in its noble Church, I shou!! kneeling effigies of Sir Edward De- not intrude a remark upon any opinion spenser.

advanced by so learned an antiquary as The Chapel here alluded to, seems your Correspondent. But do not 'ihe to be inadvertently confounded with arms of Despenser, painted on the another on the opposite side of the surcoat of the effigy, warrant the chancel, erected by Isabel Countess of hitherto received opinion that it is inWarwick, on the roof of which I be- tended to represent Sir Edward Delieve no fragments whatever are to be spenser, who died in 1375? to whose found. But upon the Chapel of the memory the Chapel of the Holy TriHoly Trinity, on the south side of the nity was erected * by his widow, with chancel, is a kneeling elligy surround- his effigy, kneeling on the roof, directed by pieces of disjointed stone-work; ing its face toward the high altar. the largest of these is a mass wrought Yours, &c.

B. m. into the form of a cupola, about four feet in diameter, with a series of cinquefoils and pediments carried round the

Mr. URBAN,

Fel. 14 edge; the other principal fragment is

. a parallelogral fillet, upon which seve- much oblige me if he would comral beautifully carved leaves are placed municate the nature and authority of in a coronal manner, and froin within the MS. from which he takes the pethis, has evidently risen a hollow cone digree of Kempe of Thwayt, printed'in or spire, terminated by a boquet or your last Supplement, p. 594. finial.

I have a considerable collection of The stalls to which the passage in Kempe Pedigrees, transcribed some the work above mentioned alludes, are, years ago from the original MSS. of I conceive, the three standing south of Le Neve, in which no issue is giveo to the altar, in which the priest and the Thomas Kemp, who married Anne deacons sat during certain parts of the Moore of Ipswich : and a pretiy close service; as from the specimens, now investigation, which I have lately had in the transept, of the vaken stalls that occasion to make of the Pedigree of lined the choir, the expression cannot Kemp of Thwayie, has led me to prebe applied to them. The former (two sume strongly (though I hare not been of which are correctly represented in able to procure absolute evidence of Lysons's Etchings for Gloucestershire), the fact) that the Kempe who married are perfect, with the exception of the the coheir of Hobart of Thwaite (aud upper part of each pedimient, which whose Christian name, by the bye, was has unfortunately been broken froin Thomas, not John,) was the seventh these curious und beuutiful stalls; and son of Robert Kempe of Gissing, grandare not, I fear, at present to be found son of the Robert who married Elizain any part of the Church. Now, as beth de Grey (not Delpey) of Merton, all that is wanting to complete them is and father of Sir Robert, the first bart. a piece of stone for each, not one fourth of the Gissing fainily. My conjecture so large as the chief fragment on the is mainly, however, founded on the adjoining Chapel (all of which, from fact, that Sir Robert Kemp, the second their peculiar form, appear perfectly bart. was chief party to the marriage distinci), these must have served a dif- settlement in 1649, of Thomas Kempe ferent purpose : and a careful exami- of Thwaite, son and heir of the Thonation would, I doubt not, favour the mas who married Hobart; an office opinion that they originally formed a he is much more likely to have undercanopy to the kueeling effigy which taken for his first cousin, as my hypoyour Correspondent concludes to be in- thesis would make this Thomas, ihan tended for Gilbert the last Earl of Clare. for a person two or three degrees further

Had not a long residence in Tewkes- removed in relationship. The familybury afforded ine repeated opportunities name of the wife of that Thomas, who for minutely exaınjning ihe objects was so married in 1649, I have not

* This is, I believe, recorded in the MS. Chronicle of the Abbey, discovered by Sir William Dugdale in the Cottonian Library. At all events, a curious painting upon the east wall determines the name of this Chapel; and the tiles in the pavement present nis with the arms of Sir Edward, impaling those of Elizabeth De Burghurst his wife.

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