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Sul Minerva the Patron Goddess of Bath. (May, other attainments, and such as he the Itineraries, is in all probability deseems now to regret the neglect of, rived. might have been found necessary to 1. In the first place, there are two ensure his future advancement. He altars, both erected pro salute et in never ventured to present himself at a columitate Marci Aufidii Maximi, defellowship examination in that Col- dicated Deæ Suli. In a published enlege, in which due regard would have graving of one of these altars, the word been paid to his knowledge in his fa- Suli appears Sulin. But this is an vourites Reid and Stewart. Indeed, error. There is no sign of any thing we have been informed upon creditable after Suli, nor any appearance of any authority, that had he submitted to other letter baring ever appeared there. that ordeal, the result might have been 2. A sepulchral stone, found in 1795, more than doubtful. Something or commemorates Cains Calpurnius reother, however (not the most pruden- ceptus sacerdos Deæ Sulis, a recognised tial motives we may well conceive), priest of the goddess Sul. He died at induces him to leave the University, the age of seventy-five, and it was and with it all the prospects and emo- placed to his memory by Calpurnia luments of his future life.
Trifosa Threpte, his wife. Entering upon the busy scenes of 3. It appears that this British god. life, though amply stored with all the dess Sul became united with Minerva, resources of mathematical learning, but, forming a hybrid Divinity, who apwe very much fear, with those alone, pears as Sulminerva in two of our inhe, with astonishment, finds himself scriptions. They are both on rotive inferior, very far inferior indeed, to altars : in the first of which she apmany literary characters who had never pears alone: Dex Suliminervæ Sulinus enjoyed the privileges of an academic Maturi Filius V.S. L. M. The other education. On this account, his views is inscribed Deæ Suli Min. et Numin. and expectations are frustrated, and he Augg., and was erected by C. Curialoudly complains against his foster- tius Saturninus. mother as the real cause of all his dis- 4. There is the fragment of an inappointments. “Was it for this,” he scription which formerly appeared in exclaims, "" that I have submitted to the front of some edifice your discipline,-only to find myself
C PROTACI ..... more ignorant than my fellow-men! DEAE SVLIS M .... Have I struggled up the rude and which Mr. Lysons reads as indicating rough paths of science, only to find that C. Protacius restored some temple that they lead to knowledge, which is which was sacred to the Sul Minerva. useless, and to prejudices which are 5. Lastly, there is an altar dedicated penurious. I, an honoured son of to the Sulevæ: Sulevis Sulinus Scultor Granta, have been involved in all these Bruceti filius sacrum F. L. M. Then difficulties solely on account of the in- Suleve may be presumed to be the efficiency of her established system of nymph, and the vicinity of those springs education ;” therefore, he concludes, peculiarly placed under the presidency every Cambridge man, who applies of Sul. himself to mathematical studies, inust, It may be noticed, that the name of a upon his entrance into the world, ne- hill in the neighbourhood, called Little cessarily experience the same fate. To Salisbury, appears to be connected etylittle purpose has our "Senior Wrang- mologically with this British Divinity. ler” pored over and digested the works I shall only add that the numerous of Newton and Locke, if they have altars and inscriptions, the sculptures, only taught him to reason in this man- and especially the fine remains of the (To be continued.)
portico of the Temple of Minerva,
which have been preserved for many Mr. URBAN, Bath, May 17. years with a laudable care, by the CorWISH to be permitted to put on poration of this City, in a depository
record, in your pages, a concise appropriated to the purpose, have lately view of the evidence which our in- been removed to the Literary and scriptions present to the existence of a Scientific Institution. The more relocal Deity worshipped at this place, markable of these remains may now named SVL, and from whom, rather be seen in the vestibule and passages of than from SOL, the name of AQVAE that edifice, and the rest in a room SOLIS, by which Bath is known in below. JOSEPH HUNTER.
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393 NEW CHURCHES.-No. XII. tico, is guarded by antæ at the sides, St. John's CHURCH,
and' is divided into two stories by a WATERLOO ROAD, LAMBETH.
plain course of stone, in the lower Architect, Bedford.
division are five doorways : in the
upper, corresponding with them, are HE site of this Church having five windows, four of which are in artificial foundation of piles was neces- that is glazed. sary to be formed before any part of The steeple is a redeeming feature the superstructure could be commenced. in this view of the building; it differs 'This operation took up about three from the other designs of Mr. Bedford months, and attracted great notice at most essentially, and it is unnecessary the time.
to add that the difference is for the After the description of St. George's better, your readers being capable of Church, Camberwell, which has al- forming a judgment by comparison of ready appeared in this vol. page 9, it the subjects in the engravings which will be unnecessary to go into a mi- have been previously given of St. nute detail of the present edifice. The George's and Trinity Church. The monotony, of Mr. Bedford's designs spectator cannot help lamenting that has already been noticed under the a want of funds has deprived the steeple head of ihat building, as well as of proportions adequate to the size of Trinity Church, Newington *; that the building to which it is attached. the censure is not altogether misap- The elevation, it will be seen, consists plied, will be seen, by comparing the of a tower and spire, both of which accompanying engraving, which com
are square in their plan; the story prizes two of Mr. Bedford's designs, above the clock dial is of the Ionic with those of the two Churches before order, and in each face is a circular referred to.
headed window, filled in with weather The present structure is built of boards; the other story is open, the brick, with stone dressings ;, the plan columns are of no definite order. The of the basement comprehends not only angles of each story are ornamented the Church, but a terrace in the front with Grecian tiles, and the obelisk of it- the former is a parallellogram, which crowns the whole, properly terthe latter forms a transept at the westminated with a stone ball and cross. end, the whole of the area being laid Viewing it, on the whole, as an excepout in catacombs. The terrace was tion to the almost universal designs of rendered necessary to fill up the space the present day, in which a square between the Church and the road, story, sustaining a circular one, and which is considerably raised to meet finished with a dome, are the leading the level of Waterloo bridge.
features, and as approaching nearer to Theview of the superstructure shewn the ancient models, which can never in Fig. 1. of the engraving, displays be surpassed, it must be regarded as a the western front and steeple, and the pleasing specimen of this sort of buildnorth side of the Church. To begin ing; whoever sees it will agree with with the former : the whole of the me that it is much to be wished that design is occupied with a hexastyle modern church architects would in portico of the Greek Doric order, sus- more instances adopt the spire, the taining an entablature, cornice, and more so when it is recollected how pediment, of the same architectural admirably it was adopted to modern character, and with the same defects Churches and Italian architecture by as have already been noticed at Cam- Sir C. Wren.. berwell; a glance at the two en- The south and north fronts of the gravings will be sufficient to shew Church are uniform ; they are both that the designs are copies of each divided in height into two stories, by other, the only difference being in the a plain course of stone, and each story dimensions, (which in the present contains six windows; the lower are Church are greater than the former small, with low arched heads; the one,) and the steeples. The western upper range are high, and are in the wall' of the Church, within the por- form of a parallellogram. The angles
are guarded by antæ, and that portion • Vol. xcv. ii. 393.
of the building which contains the Gent, Mag. May, 1827.
New CHURCHBS.-St. Luke's, Norwood. [May, staircases and lobbies, is divided from the handles, and each side is adorned the rest, by antæ. The entabla- with a bas-relief of a female saint or ture is continued round the Church, genius; the attribute of one is a lamb, the chaplets of myrtle being retained the other has a chaplet and palm in the frieze. The east front is made branch. "A large chandelier of brass is by antæ into three divisions, and is suspended from the centre of the ceilalso divided into two stories. The ing, a mode of lighting, however, centre contains a window, and the which is far from desirable, the chanclevation is finished with an entabla- delier obstructing the sight at all times, ture and pediment. The liberties and more especially when the lights taken with the architecture of this are not wanted. Church are of the saine character as The first stone was laid by the Archhave already been noticed at Camber- bishop of Canterbury on the 30th well. They are the offspring of the June, 1823; and on the 3d Nov. 1824, same taste which has given birth to the Church was consecrated by the the favourite style of the day, “. Car. Bishop of Winchester. A peal of 8 penter's Gothic;" and from them it will bells are hung in the tower, the tenor be seen that the pointed style has not weighing 19 cwt. The estimated exbeen the only sufferer under the hands pence of the building was 18,1911. 58. of the professional geniuses of the pre- and the congregation accommodated sent times.
are 2032 persons. THE INTERIOR. In this Church we find the same
St. Luke's Church, meeting-house character as at Camber
NORWOOD, LAMBETH. well and Trinity Churches, and, ex
Architect, Bedford. cepting a very few particulars, the internal features so exactly resemble
This Church, like the former, is those buildings, that it would be un principally built of brick, and being necessary to enter into a particular the fourth Church erected by the same description. The altar screen, how- architect, which it has fallen 10 mý ever, is more ornamented than at Cam. lot to describe, your readers will not,
I berwell, though it falls far short of hope, be disappointed at not receivwhat it ought to be. It consists of a ing a minute description, which the pediment sustained upon antæ of white uniform sameness of Mr. Bedford's marble, the space between them be designs renders it difficult to give on which are inscribed the decalogue, for me to do, will be to point out in ing filled with panels of black marble, without repeating what has before been
said. All that will therefore remain &c. It closely resembles, if it is not a copy of, that at Trinity Church. The what particular the present building same perversion of ornament, as at
differs from those before described ; Camberwell, appears in the organ-case; the three former descriptions, my task
and then by referring your readers to which is richly ornamented, and of a similar design. The instrument was
of describing the Church which forms the gift of Mr. Lett
, a magistrate of the second subject in the present enthe county, and an inhabitant of the graving, will be rendered comparatively district, who was also the donor of the easy. site of the Church.
The west front and north side of There are few architects of the ino.
the Church are shewn in the view. dern school who appear compre
With a very slight variation in the hend the nature of the ornaments of roof of the upper story of the tower, the altar; it would be well for them the portico and steeple are copies of to visit the Churches of St. Bride and those existing at Trinity Church. This St. Andrew in the City, from which
* When I make use of the term “ west they might learn what ought to be done. In the centre aile, and immediately front,” &c. I would wish to be understood beneath the front of the gallery, is a that part of the building which in a Church beautiful font of white marble, brought lu this and many other Churches, the build
usually faces such quarter of the horizon. from Italy and
presented to the Church ing does not stand due east or west. I prefer, by the Rev. Dr. Barrett, the first in- however, to make use of the accustomed cumbent. It is, with its cover, about terms to avoid the confusion which would four feet in height, and in the form of eosue from particularizing the exact situaan antique urn. Two cherubims form tion of them.