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terly against the miniftry, who, he said, ble himself or his friends to oppose miwere the most profligate set of traitors nitters in any point that they were de. that ever existed in any state; they had termined to carry. reduced Great Britain from the most

(To be continued.) flourishing and glorious condition to the brink of ruin; they had banished

Mr. URBAN,

Sept. 16.

OU will much oblige a literary club, to every virtuous and worthy character A Y

which I have the honour of being Sed from about the throne, and they had cretary, if, by ineans of your extensively cisrewarded and penfioned every parafite culated Magazine, you can point out to them who had joined them in betraying and any authentic anecdotes of Mr. Tindal the facrificing the real interest of their Hittorian of London, of Mr. Ames the T

Continuator of Rapin, of Mr. Maitland the country. He was particularly severe on pographical Antiquery, or of Dr. Cromwe!! the Ld Advocate of Scotland and the B Mortimer and Dr. Parfons, who were both Attorney General, whom he sneeringly Secretaries to the Royal Society. called the two advocates which the no.

Yours, &c. M.G. ble lord in the blue ribbon had fetched

THEATRICAL REGISTER. from Scotland to defend hun, because no

HAY-MARKET. Englishman would undertake the talk. Alg. 10. Summer Amulement—The Deserter.

The Attor. Gen. replied, and recortes Cu. Strat:gem--Fire and Water. with great acrimony. He particularly

12. Chap. of Accide:i5--TheW'édding Night

14. The Counteis of Salibury--Ditto. remarked, that the hon. gentleman

15. Chapter of Accidents--Fire and Water. scarcely ever rose in that House with. 16. Douglas-Dito. out the grosseit illiberality to one mem 17. Hamlet-Quaker. ber or other.

18. Chapter of Accidents-Flitch of Bacon.

Dino-Comus. The Col. rose in heat, and said, it D!!: Dittoflicha

21. Ditto--Flitch of Bacon. was falje.

22. Spanish Fryar-Son in Law, This had nearly produced a duel, 23. Chapter of Accidents--Quaker. which was prevented by the Colonel's 24. Merchant of Venice-Son in Law. explaining himself, and afierting, that 25. Chapter of Accidents-Ditto. he meant to give no personal offence to

26. Spanith Fryar_Female Captain.

28. Chapter of Accidents--Female Captain. any man; what he had said, he said

E-9. Lionel and Clariffa--Comus. merely in the freedom of debate, and

30. Beggar's Opera-Ditto. he Thould be ashamed of himself it any 31. Maid of the Mill-Son in Law. gentleman imagined he meant it as a

Sept. 1. Summer Amusement-FireaodW'ater!

2. Wid.and NoWidow-Genius of Nonfenie. personal attack. The House beiry of

4. Spaniti Fryar-Ditto. opinion that this was a fair explanation, 5. Love for Love Son in Law, the matter was accoinmodated.

7. The Suicide-Genius of Nonsensc. The Ld Advocate in ihe course of

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7. Spanish Barber-Ditto. his speech said, that, notwithstanding

8. Minor-Ditto. the high tone of the hon. gentleman 11. Devil upon Two Sticks--Ditto.

9. Chaster of Accidents-Ditto. about his independence in that House, 12. Separate Maintenance-Ditto. there was not a man in it who did not 13. The Suicide- Ditto. know who sent him there.

14. Chapter of Accidents-Ditto. The House divided at a late hour on

Gis. Ditto – Ditto.

DRURY. LANE. Ld N-th's Amendment; when the Sept. 16. Hamlet-High Lite below Stairs

, numbers for it were 188, against it 186. 19. Bold Stroke for a Wife-Fortunatus.

Sir G. Sy- then said, that the 21. Beggar's Opera-Citizen. motion, as it stood with the amend- 23. Tempeft-All the World's a Stage. ment, was no longer his motion; nei

26. Love in a Village-Who's thc Dupe? ther would it serve to convey to then

28. Cymon--Mayor of Garratt.

COVENT-GARDEN. public that information respecting the Sept. 18. Beaux Stratagem -- Deaf Lover. penfion-lift which it was his defire, and 20. Duenna--Apprentice. which lie thought it his dury, to lay be

21. Beggar's Opera- Upholsterer.

. fore the people. He therefore should

25. Ditto-Norwood Gypsies. give the matter up, and no longer trou 27. Duenna--Ditto.

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Extrait from Martin's “ History of guard against all inconvenience which Thetford," (See Vol. XLIX.p.411.) might accompany such establishment, In the beginning of the reign of they fetitioned the king 1380, that he

Edward III. the order of Friars would cake them under, his more imPreachers was introduced at Thetford mediate protection, and that he would by Henry duke of Lancaster, who give sot permit any Mendicant order to be them the church of the Trinity, on the established near their monastery. In conSuffolk fide, where a noble pointed sequence hereof, the king commanded arch of its north fransept remains tn.

that no such order of Mendicants tire in the free school, and divides the should be placed within a limited school from the matter's house. [See distance from the house of the Friars the plate annexed.] This scite had Preachers, and also commanded the been at first bought and inhabited hy mayor and other officers of the town the Cluniac monks, who removed to of Thetford, to protect the Friar's the other side of the river in their Preachers from oppression of every founder's life, leaving here an unfi. kind, and that they should enjoy all nished cloister which had been three their accuftomed privileges. years building, and whose area be The following circumítance induces tween the church and the river, with me to think that their monastery here the walls of the refectory in a great was a building of some elegance ; that measure standing on the north side of the prior of one of the richest and most the court, are now known by the name fuperb monasteries in Europe would of the Canon's Close. Sir Edmund otherwise never have cholen any part Gonvile, parson of Terrington, who of this house for his occasional refi. had been steward to Earl Warren, and dence, as appears by an indenture afterwards to Henry Earl of Lancaster, made between both parties, to this persuaded the latter, between 1327 and effect: That the prior and convent of 1345, to apply this scite to the same St. Edmund's Bury should have the víe for which he had obtained the best room in the monastery of the Friars consent of his former patron,' and he Preachers, with every thing thereto was thenceforth confidered as a prin. belonging, which room was called the cipal founder with the two earls. The Recreatory, but upon this condition, Earl of Lancaster gave them the scite that the prior and convent of Bury of Maison Dieu, and they pulled Mould not alienate or dispose of that down all but the hospital, where they room, without the consent of the Friars placed a brother or iwo, and thence Preachers. The indenture was dated the house was called the Priory of on the feait of St. Agatha the virgin Maison Dien as well as Black Friars. and martyr, 1423. -Here were at the Part of the revenues of that house was disio ution a prior and five brethren. given them foon after, to be received 'This furrender was dised 30 of the prior of the canons. In 1359 Henry VIII. and subscribed by the the advowson was settled by fine to prior, Richard Cley, Robert Baldry, pass with the manor of Thetford. In Edward Dyer, Edmund Palmer, and 1370 they purchased all the houses be two more, and is written upon a long tween their convent and the street, and flip of parchment, in nineteen lines. had leave from the king to pull them Their seal was a figure holding up down and enlarge their house *. I its hands, in a Gothic nich, under do not find that the endowmeots of which a half monk. Inscription, s. this house were very great, but it ra. prioris et.. -predicat. Tbeford. ther appears that ibe friars got the Those mercenary monks were oh. principal part of their subsistence by liged by royal authority to resign what preaching and begging. They had they valued most upon earth, and de1474 liberty of warten in Norfolk and clare the will of their sovereign to be Suffolk

the motion of their own minds; wherehensive another order of Mendicants as their poffeffions were extorted from would soon be founded at Thetford. them contrary to their wishes and inProbably they had fome intelligence clinations. They acquired their wealth ihat Austin Friars were to be inuo by hypocrisy, and parted with it unduced and established in some part of der the influence of the same principle. this town. In order, therefore, to Weever, p. 827, fays, this house at

Stone and Speed confound this priory with the old priory of St. Mary; Weever, in the dedication, with the canons.

rept.

its dissolution was valued at 391. public spirit had Aed for ever fros 65. gd

the people, and the Romans fuok I feite was granted by Queen gradually into a lethargy, which renElizabeth to Sir Richard Fulmeritone, dered all the efforts of patriotism to hold in capite by fervice of the abortive. That this may not be our twentieth part of a fee and sd. yearly cale, is the natural with that rises up in

I left it to his hiireis, and it every Britifli heart in this awful crisis. defcended to Sur Edward Clere,' who There are men in this country, who fold it with the canons to which it feel at this moment what Romans felt. now belongs. The church was 36 There are enemies to corruption, chainfeet in length. There are confider pions in the cause of freedom; but if able remains of the nave' and north the people themselves will not be transept. The free - school occupies roused ; if patriotism is divided, and the centre. The foundations of the is become a term of reproach ; if ealt end were dug up 1777, and a venality and corruption have over. house built on part of the scite. Three

whelmed the bulk of citizens, and arches of the north and one of the public virtue is an empty name; if the fouth Gide of the nave are almost entire.

Ipirit of civil life is gone, and nothing The wett front measures 50 feet, the will be hazarded to accomplish a renorth side 93 feet to the school, whose formation: then farewell liberty ! end measures about 30 for the width farewell all that is valuable among of the north transept. Againft the men! Mr. Huine will then be numnorth aile bave been built chimnies, bered among the prophets and deprobably belonging to the bishop's pa {posilm diffolve the goodly fabric of lace while this church was the cathe Britih policy. dral, and between the north wall and This was the policy of ancieng the cloilter is a space of eleven feet. Rome, upon fome occasion to folicit

foreign war, in order to fill the cha. Mr URBAN,

mours of the people. And it seems to THE affinity between the Roman be the policy of our minifters to pro. government in its decline, and the

long our present miseries for the same prefent condition of the British empire, purposes. But let not the people be must be chvious to every political ob. deceived. Our foreign war is colla. ferver. A Briton who traces the

teral and accidental; the war in which courfe of events with an attentive eye we are involved is a cruel war, whose will be apt to Itart back from the origin and progreis must be referred to image, and to tremble for his country. the corruption of our civil govern. The revolt of the Roman pro ment, and to the infatuation

of our vinces may be pronounced both a public councils.

CAIUS. cause and an effect of the decline of Rome. Enervated by luxury and cor Mr. URBAN,

Stpl.:9: ruption, she was equally incapable of affording protection to the loyal, and

The very useful illustrations, witte

which your correspondents have of inficting punishment on the rebel. furnished

you,

of Mr. Podley's valu. lious. Some provinces the voluntarily able Collection Porms, have givers emancipated, if that can be called rije to the following remarks. In p. voluntary, which was the result of 122. J. D. has taken particular notica weakness and of internal embarrass of the excellent poem of the Spleen, ments. Of this number was Britain, printed in vol. r. Sir Thomas Filzofwhich ceased to he a Roman province, because Rome withdrew ber legions

borne, [the truly ingenious William

Melmoth, efq;) quoting a passage from this island, and, refufing' the ne from is in his letter on Metaphors, ceflary protection, forfeited all rile writes thus ; « the author of that piece to allegiance. Other provinces eman has thrown together more original cipaled themselves froin the Roman thoughts than I ever read in the lame yoke by violence. They cluimod in. compais of lines." "The words fup. dependence, and set at open l'efiance plied, on the authority of Mr. Gode the authority and the arms of impe wyn, in p. 214, col. 2, 1. 8, to filmp rial Runt.

aline in ihis poem, seem not fo fuitable The corruptions which bad crepe as there : into the Kuman governinent were “When glofpel] P[ropagator]s far." fuchs coulil only be recified by a Jol 11, of ile lame page, we should feriment in the political body. But read “ Bailey": .

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