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The Royal College of Physicians.

[March, other reader, than Y. D., has been With Badman and Goodman, and Gladstone, gifted with so keen a stock of ingenu

and Pocock,

[and Locock: ity upon the sentence as to believe that' And Allcock, and Hancock, and Badcock, it could convey a preference of those Then Barker and Hawker, so learn'd about traditions, or of those Dominican

phthisick,

[of physic; editors themselves, to the

history of And somne who smell more of good food than Moses.

As Eaton, and Fryer, and Curry and Cooke,

And Butler, and Bacon, and Lamb with his 5. To the last sentence of Y. Di's Letter, “ Not in this age,” &c. I And Bullock, whose steak, of a pound and readily subscribe my assent, and have

quarter,

[cold water. very lately been engaged in the renew- Is better than Lamb, with dry bread and ed 'study of the same subject; but I Should you find yourself low, should your am rather at a loss to see its connection stomach decline,

[wine, with the endeavour to reconcile these Look out for a Doctor, who lives on good dates.

A. H. For many there are, large fortunes who make,

(take. By giving advice they themselves would not

Should Boulima roar-to turn foul wind to The Royal COLLEGE OP

fair,

(bear, PHYSICIANS.

For foul-wiad 's an ill-wind, no mortal can "Ο βιος βραχυς, ή δε τεχνη μακρη.

Call in Doctor North, or should South suit Man's life is short, Science rather longer,

(West. The London Doctors make both stout and You may vary the point-and consult Doctor

Should the wind prove too hot, or too dry, stronger.

you must know

[Doctor Snow; “ Physicians are some of them so pleas- Where to find Doctor Frost, or the fair ing and conformable to the humour of the Or to alter your habits according to weather, patient, as they press not the true cure of Consult Doctors Winter and Somers together. the disease ; and some others are so regular If with hot fits and cold fits of ague you in proceeding according to art, for the dis

shake in,

(Aikin. ease, as they respect not sufficiently the

Seek out Doctor Pain, or the learn'a Doctor condition of the patient. Take one of a

If your cough look like phthisis, instead of middle temper; or, if it may not be found

catarrh,

(a Farre, in one man, combine two of either sort;

And the means of relief's to be sought from and forget not to call as well the best ac- Before quainted with your body, as the best reputed Just ask Doctors Paris and Holland about it.

you set off, to travel and rout it, of for his faculty."-LORD Bacon.

Perhaps they'll prescribe an emulsion or As our bane, and our physic the same earth hlister,

[Lister ; bestows,

(rose, As would Doctors Maton, Macmichael, or And pear to the nettle we find blooms the Should these not succeed, and their remedies So, here- when the learn'd of the College

fail,

[Hill, and Dale. you'd try,

[you die : Then there's Warren and Heath, with Wood, As you choose a good Doctor-you live or Besides Doctors Frank, Bliss, Bland, Wise, If you get but a true one, bold, orthodox, Best, and Hope, [and Pope. pure,

[work a cure. With Church and the Parsons, Dean, Bishop, Though he work well your pocket, he'll sure Should the new lights affect you—your mind Since to save or to slay, all a full licence

being gone,

[or John ? claim,

Who so like to restore it as Mark, Luke, Aud for killing or curing the fee is the same, Is it bracing you want, for complaints they It may not be amiss to depict the learn's call nervous ? [preserve us)

quorum, [" utrum horum." (From which and the plague, kind heaven Then the sick and the ailing-may pick- Are the vapours afflicting your wives or your Ev'ry sort they will find, each color, each daughters ?

[and Waters. kind,

Then seek Doctor Steele, Doctors Buxton, As varied in person, as varied in mind- Having giv'n a clue to this Medical station, With their sizes and qualities, thus we'll With a list of the learned who physic the begin

[Doctor Thynne, nation, Doctor Smart, Doctor Small, Doctor Bigg, Perhaps, being titled yourself, you require Doctor Long, Doctor Short, and Doctor A Doctor with rank above an Esquire : Askeu',

[Doctor Hue- Then seek Halford the Preses, whose clasDoctor Black, Doctor White, and e'en sical knowledge

[College. Doctor Brown, Doctor Grey, and some who Bespeaks him as worthy the chair of the look blue;

Jf experience you seek-call sage Gilbert Doctor Yello-ly bright, and light Doctor Blane, Green ;

[Mac-Queen. Who you'd take for the father of Hamlet the Doctor Prince, Doctor King, and Doctor Dane,

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New Churches.-St. John's, Hoxton.

209 Or the father of physic-should you judge faced with stone, and contains two atby his look,

[a book. tached columns of the lonic order; the Or his words as they come-like words from shafts are fluted, and the capitals are With any or all of such men as I've nam'd, from Grecian examples. Between the Take the oldest or youngest they're all of columns is a doorway bounded by them fam'd,

an architrave. Above this is a, “ Cum aliis multis,” who for science and dow of a corresponding character. The

winlearning,

(ing, And the “ modus medendi" acutely discern

stone work is marked by horizontal Leaves us only to wonder, that with Doctors lines, the modern substitute for rustic so clever,

work. The remaining two divisions His Majesty's subjects don't live, Sir, for contain four windows in two series :

W. W. the lower are slightly arched, and

bounded by stone architraves ; the upNEW CHURCHES.No. XI.

per, which rise from a plain course St. John's CHURCH, Hoxton.

of stone dividing the elevation into

two stories, are long, with semicircuArchitect, Edwards.

lar heads, and are destitute of archiT is pleasing to witness the erection traves. The divisions, as well as the

of new Churches in neighbour- angles of the buildings, are guarded hoods in which, at the same tine that by antæ ; an entablature and parapet great noise is eternally made about broken above the central division fithe "spread of the Gospel,” every nish the elevation. A fight of steps obstacle is raised to impede thé ex- of equal height with the stone plinth ertions of the members of the Establish- which surrounds the building, are nient in disseminating rational piety placed in front of the doorway. and sound religion. It is the more The south side, seen in the view, is pleasing 'to witness such Churches made by antæ into three divisions, the when built, attended by numerous and centre considerably larger than the-larespectable congregations, and when teral ones, and the whole is again dia such an event occurs it ought to be vided into two stories by a plain course hailed as a triumph of intellectual of stone corresponding with the west religion and good sense over cant and front. The central division contains fanaticism.

two series of windows of the same chaThe Church, which forms the first racter as those which occupy the las subject in the accompanying engrav- teral divisions of the west front. In ing (see Plate II.) has been erected each of the smaller divisions is a doorby the Commissioners in a piece of way bounded by an architrave of stone ground at the south-east extremity of and finished by a cornice. Above this the New North Road, for the inha- is a window, the circular head of bitants of this ancient hamlet, which, which is bounded by an architrave although it once had a market, was resting on an impost moulding: The until very lately destitale of a Church. elevation finishes with the entablature It is to be regretted that the want of and parapet continued from the west a spirit of liberality in the parish has front, and brought out above the latenot allowed of a more splendid build- ral divisions. ing, for, if the steeple were taken away, The east front is also in three divi. it would present in all its features the sions, the central projecting. It conappearance of a large meeting-house, tains the eastern window, and one be-a circunstance, however, which may neath, which, singularly enough, is have the effect of rendering the new not seen from the interior. The gebuilding less odious in the eyes of many neral architectural character of this of the Hoxton people, than if it had a front is the sanie as described. In more decided Church-like character. the north front 'the entablature and

The view here given shews the whole other architectural ornaments requi. of the south side and the western front site to render it correspondent with of the edifice, and when it is added the southern, are omitted in the centhat the walls are built of brick, it tre division ; the elevation in consewill be seen that the meetingquente 'shews a plain brick wall, house character I have given to it is with windows in number and form strictly correcti Thre western front resembling the opposite front of the is in three divisions. The central is building, but destitute even of the GENT. Mag. March, 1827.

poverly of decoration which has been

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New CHURCHES.-St. John's, Hoxton. [March, bestowed upon that portion. The roof

The INTERIOR is slated, and rises to a ridge considerably above the parapet, in the true will not occupy long in the descripmeeting-house style.

tion. At the west end are three lobThe steeple may be coosidered as a bies, the centre forming a vestibule to redeeming feature. The defects, how- the body of the Church, the others ever, it is but fair to add, are not containing stairs to the galleries, and chargeable on the architect; on the doorways to the side ailes. Upon encontrary, great praise is due to him tering the body of the Church the for doing what he has done. It is meeting-house air is the most striking the pitiful spirit of parsimony on the feature. A gallery is erected along part of the parish which alone de- three sides, sustained on iron columns, serves reproof. The steeple rises in which viewed, in connexion with the three stories in the centre of the whitened fronts of the superstructure, western end of the building. The first have prodigiously the look of a constory is square, the angles strengthened venticle. The naked walls of the tower by buttresses, and each face is pierced protruding into the Church in conby a window, which, however, differs sequence of the upper part of the side from the majority of those in the lobbies being occupied by galleries for Church, inasmuch as it is lintelled, the charity children, is another deforand, like the windows in Grecian mily. The ceiling is slightly curved buildings, is in the form of a trun- at iis sides; it rests on an architrave, cated pyramid. It is surrounded by an and the cove is furnished with a corarchitrave. The next story takes a cir- nice; all the remainder is fat, and withcular form, and consists of a plinth out ornament, except a small space which has four tablets corresponding above the altar, which is panelled. The with the sides of the square basement, pulpit and reading desk are similar in to receive the clock dials, when the libe. design and dimensions, according to rality of the parish may bestow such an the modern practice; they are varnishadjunct upon the tower; and it sup- ed, to imitate oak, and have nothing ports a circular story enriched with eight striking in their appearance. The altar antæ sustaining an entablature and screen is composed of four futed Ionic parapet; the frieze enriched with chap- columns, supporting their entablalets of 'myrtle, and the cornice with ture, above which is a square frontisGrecian tiles. The spaces between piece, containing a broad ornamental the antæ are pierced with semicircular arch surrounding the eastern window, headed windows. d graduated plinth the whole being executed in imitation sustains the next story, which is also of veined marble. In the intercolourcircular, with eight coupled lonic co- ing of the screen, on slabs of grey veinlumns placed at intervals corresponding ed marble, are inscribed the commandwith the angles of the square base- ments, &c. in gilt letters, so small as to ment, and sustaining the entablature require a very near view to be able to of the order brought out above each read them. A small portion of the pair of the columns; the elevation is ailes is parted off at the east end, at crowned with a hemispherical cupola, one side for a vestry, at the other for a on the apex of which is a Corinthian lobby. A temporary organ is set up capital sustaining a small gilt cross. in the western gallery. On the archiThe steeple, upon the whole, pos- trave beneath is the following inscripsesses great merit; it is well shewn in tion: “This Church was built by his the engraving, and, whatever may be Majesty's Commissioners, and consethe defects of the building, it will be crated by William Lord Bishop of seen that they are not to be charged London, to the service of Almighty on the architect, who has shewn by God, on the 22d of June, A.D. 1826," the design of the steeple what might with the names of the Vicar and have been done. It is true it too much Churchwardens. resembles the generality of modern The estimated expense of this Church steeples, but among them it is entitledo is stated in the reports of the Commisto the highest rank; it would be dif- sioners to be 14,5001. and the congreficult to find any one in the various gation accommodated are in the same new Churches, which, for symmetry authority said to be 1,732, but the in the proportions, and elegance in the actual number I should judge to be design, can surpass it.

greater.

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