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

( well-letter'd and discreet, An odious play and yet in courte oft seene, 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

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. Then 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 book cald the Gentle Craft t, Wch will be plaid at still I stand in doubt, written by 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 by 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, skora 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 reuenues Great princes midst their pomps to learn a

without all 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 dare, about printed copies.

the close of the seventeenth century,

and chiefly borrowed from Cotion's Of the games at the Court that have been in Compleat Ġumester, 1680, is a descriprequest.

tion of Primero, which gave place to [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, The courtly gamsters all were in their prime:

extraordinary request. Post and Pair 2. The second game was poste, untill weh the west of England. Cortou's re

was a game of brag, much favoured in postiog,

[bosting; They payd so fast 'twas time to leave their

marks explain the above lines. “This Yet of the gamesters all have been so fair, play depends much upon daring; so That with one carde one hath been seli 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 of The Gentle Craft is now ouly 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. icon.”. That work being in my own cerning the strife of our Churche, &c. possession, 1 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, I 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 Nolody und Somebody. it, nor am I at all disposed to enter n. d. where Sicophant is instructing into its vindication. I am too well Somebody to 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 character.

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 menAl, 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 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 I'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 Member of Council of the These are fur Post and Paire.

Society of Antiquaries, was to supply Passing Tres Cozes and Lodam, I a general suiniary 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 Or loose your lands :

“Vetusta Monameuta" should not go 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.

Mr. URBAN,

James-street, West- Mr. URBAN, Bristol, Feb. 2.

minster, Feb. 7. HE privilege of free enquiry havWIT JITH reference to the observa- ing beeu for so many years a dis

tions which in your last Sup- tinctive feature in your Magazine, perplement, p. 587, Mr. Fosbroke has 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 Supplement, On in the “ Velusta Monumenta,” I beg the derivation of the word Tewkesto assure him that the Cotton Ms. bury." Cleop. c. III. was not, as he supposes,

Ti is there said, that “the upper "obscurely, quoted" from the County part of the curious and beautiful stalls” Histories of Atkyns or Rudder. Even in Tewkesbury Abbey, which the Vewithout resorting to the manuscript is 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 GEXT. Mag. February, 1827.

122
Pedigree of the Kemp Family of Thwayt.

(Feb. called by the clerk a coronet for the contained in its noble Church, I should 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 the 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

Mr. URBAN,

Fel. 14

correspondent. a parallelogral fillet, upon which several beautifully carved leaves are placed municate ihe 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 given 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 pretty 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 Thwagie, 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 (and upper part of each pedinient, which whose Christian name, by the bye, was has unfortunately been broken froin Thomas, not John,) was the seventh these curious und beautiful 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 family. 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 dil- 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 efligy 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 examining the 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 tis with the arms of Sir Edward, impaling those of Elizabeth De Burghurst his wife.

1827.]
On Scriptural and Chinese Chronology.

123 been able to ascertain, but take it to a party to the settlement. From this bare beeu Corbet, from the circum- Thomas and Frances, the pedigree prostance of Sir Thomas Corbet being also ceeds as follows: Thomas Kempe, of Thwaite, buried there Frances (supposed Corbet), buried April 3, 1668.

at Ely, 1691. Clement Kempe, Hobart, died Rev.Robt. Kemp, Penelope, dau. of Elizabeth. eldest son, buried at Bombay, of Streatham, Isle Sir Francis Dun- Frances, mar. the at Thwaite, Oct.

unm. 1689. of Ely, buried combe, ht. buried Rev. Thos. Ben19, 1674. I Thomas,died there May 17, atStreatham, Feb.

yon, of Ely; and young 1695. 18, 1695.

2dly, — Bolton. Frances, dau. and heires, mar. Rev. Duncombe Kemp, of London, Penelope, Abraham Clerke, of Seething, co. Apothecary, died unmarried, born Norfolk, and had issue. +

1726, buried at Streatham.

1692. I am inclined to think that Eliza- Clement Kempe. Perhaps some of beth, the daughter of Thomas Kenipe your Correspondents may be able to abovenamed, married the Mr. Horne ihrow light upon this point. or Hearne, who purchased Thwayte of Yours, &c.

S. D.

prove

Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 14. the Earth? which beginning of time, A LTHOUGH wholly incompe- by the aid of recorded ages of the An

tediluvians, it is not very difficult to A. H.'s chronological calculations, compute. If we will lay aside fanciful there are in his conmunication of last theories, and perplexing subtleties, we month, some unguarded expressions, may surely reconcile in our minds the which, as they appear to me in some truih of the sacred narrative, with the degree to call in question the Divine main facts of our own and of profane inspiration of the Scriptures, I cannot history. Once more, in speaking of pass without animadversion. In the the Tower of Babel, A. H. designates first place, if we are to understand by it as a “ land-mark” by which the the term prophecy the announcement simple - hearted inhabitants of that (whether expressly or metaphorically) golden age might know which way to of future events, which could not be return bome! " a motive,” he adds, otherwise known than by a Diviue in- for the building of it, “ far more innospiration, and which we know has cent than that ascribed by Moses." never Alowed but in one authorized But how can any one even attempt to channel, and of which the Scriptures

the innocence of the undertaking, are the only authentic record, why without, at the same time, charging does A.H. in the same sentence, speak God foolishly? The attempt, in His of the prophetical language of Scrip- judgment, was of that nature, as to deture, and of the prophetical books of mand an iminediate and perpetual rethe Chinese ? thus, seeming to class buke. If the building were founded the wisdom, probably the fraud, of on an innocent or useful intent, or man, with the wisdom of God. Let even but on a mistaken judgment, them be designated by a characteristic

either God took unjust vengeance, or appellation or a distinctive epithet, Moses has written from traditional prethey cannot both be prophetical in the judice, and was not one of the “ holy same sense ; the difference, therefore, men of old, who spake as they were should be accurately marked.

moved by the Holy Ghost.” Again, he speaks of the Deluge" as Not in this age only, but in all, an æra to which all Nations have there are too many who are glad to reckoned up;" avd adds, that if all lay hold of any such loose expression were content to remain there, we should which tends to invalidate the Scripall be satisfied of the truth of our own, tures, and to lower them to the level of and of profane, and Sacred history." uninspired writings; a mischief which Does a. H. include, in this censure, cannot be too carefully guarded against, Moses, or rather God, who by the pen nor too sedalously counteracted : for to of Moses, has declared that'“ In the render them profitable for doctrine, for beginning He created the Heavens and correction, for instruction in righteous

121
Architectural Improvements in Westminster.

[Feb. ness, it must be laid down as an 'invio- lace it has been gradually retrograding, lable principle, that all Scripture is till, it has arrived at the lowest state of given by inspiration of God ; question degradation. Gwynne, in his “Lonthe probability of hut one recorded fuck, don and Westminster Improved,” a and you weaken the hold of every doc- book I have had occasion to notice betrine and precept.-On their Divine fore in my correspondence upon the inspiration, as on the moving principle Improvements of Westminster, menof some powerful engine, depends all tioned the encroachments which were their influence and authority over the then making on the beauty of this spot consciences and lives of men. Y.D. -a spot as he justly remarks, which

oughi to be held sacred—with proper

severity and due warmth ; and sugMr. URBAN, Westminster, Feb. 5.

gested many alterations for its improveT 1

rit of improvement has not yet be- There is a point to which all things coine extinct; and that those who have

must arrive before a change can be efthe power have also the inclination to

fected. Our Park had arrived at this contribute to the increase of the comfort point; and is now undergoing some alof the citizens of this overgrown Me. ierations for the better. My expectatropolis," by a better arrangement of the tions that these would be preludes to parts and consequent increase of effect greater exertions are, I perceive, with and beauty to the whole. This spirit no small degree of pleasure upon the --more especially observable in the de point of being confirmed: it' having signs for altering the neighbourhood of been at last decided that a terrace is to The two Houses of Legislaturer must be erected along the south side of the give great satisfaction to the public park to James-street, Buckinghamespecially to those whom convenience gate, to accord with the alterations or choice may have induced to fix their

now in progress on the site of Carlton residences here and must be produc- Palace. tive of much that is good. The design This plan, which must have struck which the Board of Works has agreed very forcibly the minds of those who to adopt, as it tends considerably lo re

have given the subject a moment's constore io a healthy state a part of the sideration as the only one calculated present diseased “Lungs of London"

to produce grandeur and beauty,-was I will be of the greatest utility, and af- believe, first promulgated in a wellford the most unequivocal delight. For written pamphlet, entitled “Considesome years past the royal Park of St. rations on the expediency of building a James's has been suffered to exist in a Metropolitan Palace.” The author, very deplorable condition-inconveni- whoever it may be—and I have heard ent to the visitors, and disgraceful to it attributed to a gentleman whose plan the country-vithout any, or scarcely for the comfort of the citizens has been any efforts being made towards the unrequited, though deserving of the amelioration of the one, and conse- highest praise and attention-displays quent annihilation

the other. The great taste and feeling in his remarks. formnal arrangement of pleasure grounds He

says: in the time of the gaiety - inspiring Charles; or the no less cold distribuc James's Park? A filthy dark wall extends

“ What can be more triste than St. tion of landscape in the beginning of from Spring-gardens to the Stable-yard * the 18th century, would be far prefer- a miserable grove imperfectly concealing able to its present appearance. In the

another dead wall, cramps the view of Conformer period there was something in stitution-hill; the Bird Cage-walk affords this promenade, whereon the eye might the united pleasure of a barrack-yard and rest with some feelings bordering upon of Tothill Fields. Compare with these the satisfaction and pleasure; but since it gay promenades of Paris; gardens much has ceased to be ihe gardens of the Pa- more confined in space, but as the French,

* This I presume will be removed in the alterations now in progress upon the site of Carlton House. Here I may be allowed to remark that the demolition of this regal pile is rapidly proceeding: the screen-which had the merit' of hiding the beautiful portico-is nearly taken away; and the east end of the edifice is rapidly falling under the destroying utensils of the builder. The beautifully diversified garden has been all torn up, and the naked wall of the house, destitute of ornament, has been laid open to our view, with the two Gothic cloisters-- -ether presenting a dreary prospect, calculated to excite the reflections of the

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