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Law Cafe.--Curious Notices from L'Estrange's Observator. 461 female children, to the total exclusion of the “ April 24, 1682. Strayed or foten out of male children C, D, and E, from which case a Silver Antipendium of her Majesties at so - rise the following queries.
merset-House, 36 Silver Screws, and, by ArtQu. 1. Had B (the widow) an absolute right Magique, as many Brass Screws put in their to make a will, having never administered to Places --Strayed or folen out of another Sither husband's effects
ver-Piece of Altar work, (no Mortal knows 2 Suppofing B to have adminiftered to her When or Where) a great number of Brass huiband's effets, seeing that be died inteitate Screws, and, by Art-Magique aito, Silver and insolvent, and that the widow's fortune oncs conveyed into their places? Whoever arole from continuing her late hutband's trade thall give notice of the fame (in such manner on the effects left behind him, is her will good that they may be re-converted) to R. J. iz in law ?
Queens-Head-Alley, R. B. or H. C. in the 3. B, neglecting the adminiftration, is nie Old-Bayly, L.C. at the Godfreys-Head, F.S. not confidered in the light of a trullee, and at the Elephant and Caftle, or J. S. within a bught not her effe&ts to be equitably divided Itride of the Devil, shall have Country-Apamong the fix surviving children?
peals, Vox-Patriz's, Kingdoms' Right, Juti 4. What tteps Should the male branch of and Modent Vindications, Black-Box Letters, he family take to set aside B’s will, (already Replys upon Second Returns, Bacons, Doleproved by the female branch):
inans, Popish Succeffors, Sacrament Pro
froitations Pacquets, Courants, impartials, MR. URBAN,
Mercuries, Narratives, innumerable, for his HE very agreeable author of “ Lore pains."
" and Madness," in inrelligating the “ April 14, 1683. Bithop Walton's fa. sources of Chatterton's aitoniting pro
mous Library will be «xpos’d to Sale by Aucductions, observes, that in the Town and tion upon the zoth day of this presene Aprill. Country Magazine for 1769, p. 370, is
By Samuel Carr, at his House at the King's2 paper (which, he might have added, Head in St. Paul's Church-yard. Where cswas stolen literally from Dr. Goldsmith's talogues of it will be diftributed, Gratis." IEE), wherein we read of Orway, that
“Nov. 17, 1683. The Library of Mr. “ when he died (which he did in an
John L'Loyd, together with the Historical ebscure house near the Mmories), he lau Library of Sir Thomas Raymond deceas d, about him the copy of a Tragedy, which it will be expos'd' to Sale by way of Auction,
late one of the Justices of the Kings-bench, frems he had fold for a tride to Bentley the Munday the 3d of December, 1683, at the I kfeller. I have seen, says the author of this article, an advertisement at the end of gate-itrect. Catalogues are given Gratis at
Auction-House in Ave-Mary-lano near Lodone of L'Estrange's political papers, offering Mr. Notts in the Pail-Mall, &c.” a reward to any one who thould bring it to his thop. What an invaluable treasure was
“ Dec. 17, 1683. On Munday last, his tere irretrievably loft, by the ignorance and Majesty and his Royal Highness were pleased
to do Sir William Jennens the honour to see neglect of the age he lived in !"
his new-erected Bagnio in Long Acre, and As I had never before heard this anec
very well to approve thereof." dote of Orway, curiosity induced me to
" Jan. 16, 1683-4. Whereas in a book by turn over the neglected leaves of L'El- Me lately published (called the pleasant art of trange's Observator,' in hopes of verifying Money-catching), the Author, amongit other or confuting the fact; and on the 27th of Collections (to make his book sell the better), November 1686, I met with the following indiscreetly ventured to set forth the Methode advertisement, which was repeaced on the of the Penny-Pont, as it is now managed ; 4th of December :
without the Consent or Leave of the Compe “ Whercas Mr. Thomas OTWAY, Come troller of that Office, or consulting any of the time before his death, made Four Acts of a Offices thereunto belonging. There are therePlay; whoever can give notice in whore fore to desire all persons that have bought the hands the copy lies, cirher to Mr. Thomas said Book, to look upon that part as false and Betterton, or to Mr. William Smith, at the erroneous: And for Satifaction of the Injury Theatre Royal, shall be well rewarded for his done to the Office, I have taken it out of all pains.”
thofa that are unfold, and look upon my self In searching for this paragraph, Mr. obliged by this Publick Confeffion to own my Urban, I had the whimsical curiosity to
John Duxtor." minute down such advertisements as oc
Jan. 6, 1685-6. Mr. Michael Wright, curred in the whole of this eccentric pub- for Italy, intends to dispose of his Collection
Pi&ture-Drawer, being upon his Departure lication of L'Estrange ; and your records of Paistings and Pictures, both ancient and ing them (for they are not numerous, modern. With several Drawings, or Designs though the period of time extends from of the most famous Italian Masters; Prints, April 13, 1681, to March 9, 1686-7), Plaisters, and Wax-Figures ; Books of Paintmay be at least an amusement, if it is of ing, Architecture, Perfpeétire, Opticks, &c. poufs, to youl many intelligent rcaders. Antisk Seals, and choice Colours, as Ultra
marine, Lake, &c. All which will be exposed is able. Sometimes too, with a coward's to Sale by Outcry, or Auction, upon Munday spirit, he will attempt a joke while yos next by Ten in the Morning, at the Houte of the rod is in his hand. Much indula the late Sir Peter Lely, in the Great-Piazza, gerce, however, is due to the plea of neforenoon and afternoon, till the whole be dire cetlity. But for this borrow'd
' ring, our
pedant's winticism dronc-like, would have pos'd of.”
been born without one. " Jan. 30, 1685-6. Paradisus Amiffa, Poema Heroicum, quod a Joanne Miltono Anglo
Being lately on a visit to an underAnglice Scriptum in Decem Libros Digeil ui strapper in a collegiate school, I could eítNunc autem a Viris quibusdam Natiove not lielp observing the gross and arbitrary eadem oriundis in Linguam Romanam tranf
manner in which he treated even the fee fertur Liber Primus. Londini : Impensis males of luis own family: To one, with Thomæ Dring, ad Infigne Occe in Vico joco-ferious vulgarity,' he would throw Fleetfirect dieto. 1686."
out hints about fix culs and bitterly. An“ Sept. 18,1686. The Library of the Right other he would regale with a circumftan. Honourable Arthur Earl of Anglesey de tial narrative how one of her little fa. ceas'd, containing Variety of Bibles in the vourites had recently suffered under bis Oriental Languages; Fathers, Ecclefiaftical History, &c. with a large Collection of litto- morning Aagellation. This account is rians of all Aves and Nations; as alto Books
not exaggerated. Technical allutions are of Coins, Descriptions of great Houtes; and
current among artists of erers classe in Phyfic, Philosophy, Mathematicks, Civil, Even Jack Kerch has his professional Canon, and Common Law, &c. will be expa
pleasantries. The rod and the rope are sed to Sale by Auction, the 25th day of Oc- alike fertile of merriment among those to tober next, at the Black Swaii over-against whom the delicacy that distinguihes the the South-gate of the Cathedral of St. Pauls conversation of gentlemen is unknown. in Pauls Church-yard. Catalogues will be We may hope indeed that a fuperior distributed at Mr. Notts in the Pall-Mall.” agency at some future period will disarm
If you think, Mr. Urban, I have not these cloistered Dionyfi.and compel them misapplied my leisure in these transcripts, to fuck a mode by which puerile laziness you shall hear further on this subject from or frolick may be less offensively cor's AN OLD CORRESPONDENT. rected. An insurrection in one of our
publick schools is known to have hapNec dui lioce usque minas perforre magili, pened about a year ago; and though the Ccleraque ingenio non jubi unda- Milrox. particulars of it were carefully concealed, MR. URBAN,
it is supposed to have originated from a IT is well understood that some cha- just abhorrence of this severe, shameful,
racters are savage and tyrannical by and indelicate punishment; a punishment profession. Shakspeare, the unerring too often entrusted to the most capricious judge of nature, has observed how fel. and passionate of mankind, or to luch bs, dom the Reelest gaoler is the friend of being compounds of avarice and barbaman. Perhaps, had our great dramatic ritv, occationally revenge the length of a poet been educated at a public seminary, baker's bill upon the next unlucky cul
it might have suggested to him a remark prit who falls under their censure. — Be• as little flattering to another profellion, fides, bo's in the prefent age aspire early
I mean that of a Schoolmaster. Long ac to the rights of manhood, and will do loucustomed to absolute power, these birch- ger endure with tameness this humiliating en-scepter'd monarchs are prompt to ex treatment. The indecency of whipping crcise it not only on their pupils, but on youths who have reached seventcen or every trembling object within their reach. eighteen years of age, is too notorious to The ear of the priest of Moloch was not necd representation. Formerlv indeed (as more deaf to the shrieks of infancy; the a late excellent writer of Milton's Life cye of the Roman Lictor was as littlc informs us) che brucal custom was transoffended by the bloody furrows of the planted from schools to univerfities. Some Jath. The law has providently excluded of us allo can well remember a certain butchers from juries; and yet the occu divine, who afterwards becoming head of pation of our Fleet-market heroes is less a college, was desirous that this his fadisgusting and cruel than that of the vourite privilege aid ainufement thould Bulby tribe. The butcher placidly dif- accompany his change of situation, thàt patches the ox and the sheep, without an as he Rogged the scholar, he might be effort to give either of them pain ; but it permitted to continue the fame operation is often the study of the vindictive peda- on the junior fellow. In all probability, gogue to inflict as severe a torment as he however, the obscene cuflom I complain
of will yet remain in publick schools till family in the same county. His grandfather a set of lauls, with firmer resolution and George Stanhope, D. D. was chaplain to more politick conduct than their prede- James I. and Charles I.; had the chancelCeilors have hitherto thewn in their dif- lorship of York, where he was also a canonferene atempts to do themselves justice, refidentiary, held a prebend, and was recor
of Wheldrake in that county. He was, tor 1hall apply the birch to the master, and
his loyalty, “ driven to doors with eleven conltrain Perillus to talte the qualities of bis own bull. After a single beefom has children, and died in 1644. Se Walker's
“Sufferings of the Clers)," pari 11. p. 83: been efficaciously diftribured between the
Young Stanhope was sent to school, first periwig-pated regent and his chief drudge at l'ppingham in Rutland, ihen at Leiceiier; in canonicals, the custom of sticking up afterwards removed to Eaton, and thence the three-tivigo'd falces near the block, chofen to King's College in Cambridge, in will foon be abolished. The measure I the place of W. Cleaver. He took the direcommend would prove more decilive grce of B. A. in 1621; M. A. 1635; was and efectual in preventing future tu elected one of the fyndics for the Univerfity mults, than a thousand consultations be of Cambridge, in the butinefs of Alban Frantween stupid wardens, or as many re
cis, 1087; minister of Quoincar Cambridge; proofs of negligent prepotiors. There is vice-practor 1618; was that year preferred à fingular tenderneis about a pampered which after some time he quitted. He was
to the rectory of Tring in llertiordbire, 1acerdotal rump, that would shrink from the trial of a second smarting, and while
in 1689 proiented to the vicarage of Lewis
ham in Kent by lord Dartmouth, to whom the first lafted would exhibit such di
he had been chaplaid, and tutor to his fou. verting marks of fenfibility, as might al He was alto appointed chaplaid to king Wilmost rival the loco-motive faculties of liam and queen Mary, and continued to enMr. Aliley and his coadjutors, who en- joy the like honour under queen Arne. He teriain the publick with their feats of ac rommenced D. D. July 5, 1697, performing tivity at Westminster. Thus children all the offices required to that degree pubwould no longer be scourged into loss of licly, and with great applause. He was spirit, nor would elegant domestick fe- made vicar of Deptford in 1903;, succeeded males be insulted with the dirty triumphis Dr. Hooper as dean of Canterbury the fume of a father or a brother, over the defence year; and was thrice chosen prolocutor of Jess nuditi-s of a full-grown truant. Some the lower house of convocation. He was schoolmasters allo (carnificinein ex gym
also preacher of the Tucsday's lecture at Si. nafiis facientes) by the same means might in 1708, he was succeeded b;' Dr. Mols. He
Laurence Jewry, where, on his refignation cicape fufpicion of deriving their attach
died March 13, 1727-8, aged 69 years; and meni to the rol from inotives which are
was buried in the chance of the church ar beti explained by writers like Bartholinus Lewitham, where a monument was erected de ufi fiagrorum. I am no general ad- by his widow, with thu following infcription : vocate for reheibion; but in boys at least
" In memory it might be tolerated, when their masters Orthe very Red GEORGE STANHOPE,D,D. Ietutë obedience to the laws of decency. 38 Years Vicar ofilis Place', und 26 01 Custom will no more juftify the act of the neighbouring Church at DEPT FOKD); such publick flogging, than it will pal Conilitated Dean of CANTERBURY, liate the crime for which a late severend peilagogue was exccuted at Tyburn.
and thrice PKOLOCUTOR of the Loweg Cou 1, Sir, by your means, excite a
House of Convocation. proper spirit in youths whose approach
Whole Piety was real and rational, to ma jhood ought to exempt them from .
his Charity great and univertal,
fruitful in Acts of Mercy, such illiberal caitigation, I thould not think the time emploved in fcribbling His Learning was clega ot and comprehensive,
and in all good Works: this address to you had been entirely
His Conversation polite and delicate, thrown away.
Grave without Preciseness, New College, 0.1. 2, 1580. A.B.
Facetious without Levity:
The good Christian, the folid Divine, BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS of GEORGE
and the tinc Gentleman, STANHOPE, D.D. Dean of Canterbury.
in hiin were happily united;
Who, tho' amply qualified for the higher THIS moft excellent Divine was born, at Honours of his Sacred Function,
Hernithorn in Derbyshire, March 5, Yet was content with only deserving them. 1659-60. His father, the Rev. Mr. Thomas In his Pastoral Oince l'attern to his P oplig Stanhope, was rector of that place, ricar of And to all who thall succeed him Sr. Marcaret's church in Leicester, and chap
in the Care of them. Lin to the cards of Cheitertield and Clare. His Discourtes from the PULPIT H's mother's name was Alleitry, of a good were equal; : ! 1.11g and profitab ?,
A. D. 1703;
I am, &c.
a berutifol Intermixture of the clearest ing, accurate judgement, candor, and goed Reasoning with the purest Diction, nature, shone very brightly in his converattended with all the Graces
sation, as well as his preaching and his wriof a just ELOCUTION;
tings, all consecrated to the honour of God, as his Works from the Press have spoke and the promoting of virtue and religion :
the Praises of his happy Genius, indeed some who have conversed most intihis Love of God and Men ;
mately with him have assured me, they never for which Generations to come knew any that fo continually spoke and acted will bless his Memory.
with a regard to these ends. His preaching He was born March the 5th. was really admirable and edifying; his ityle He died March the 18th, 1727-8, clear and plain, but noble; his reasonings aged 68 Years."
easy and strong; his perfuafions powerfully We cannot burlament that we are not fur moving; his action, a:! way of speaking, nished with more ample materiais to do jur. gracelul, just, and aficating; his subjects rice to the memory of this worthy man. well chvien, and suited to his auditory. The
His writings, which are an inestimable greatest and best of his hearers (and he often treasure of picty and devotion, are, “ A had the greatest in this nation) might learn * Translation of Thomas à Kempis, 1696," what was protitable from him; which it Svo. “The Sieur de Charron's Three Books they neylected to do, his Discourses will risc * of Wisdon, written originally in French, in judgement againit them, and in the mean “ with an Account of the Author, 1697;" of tiine demonstrate, that he omitted nothing which a third edition appeared in 1729, 3 vols neceilary to deliver his own joul. His writings Svo. "A Sermon on the Death of Dr. Ga are, or may be, in every body's hand, and “briel Towerfon, late Rector or St. Andrew every body will judge of them as they pleale; “ Undershaft, London, and of Welwyn in I thall therefore leave them to do so, and “ Hertford'hire, 1698,” 410. “ A Sermon only attirm what I know from more than a * on the Death of Mr. Robert Cattell, late single expericace, that they are an inetti" of Deptford in Kent, 1699,"410. “ Epic mable treasure for the devout people of this “tetus’s Morals, with Simplicius's Comment; nation. Were I to speak particularly of all « and the Life of Epictetus, 1700,” 8vo. his private and public virtues, of his conftant “ Fifteen Sermons, 1700," 8vo.“ A Para- preaching, and prudent and faithful discharge “phrase and Comment upon the Epifles and of all the parts of his ministry, the many “ Gospels, 1705," 4 vol. 8vo. “The Truth charities and good works he did in the course * and Exccllence of the Chriftian Religion of his life, and the liberal provision (in pro. “ asserted against Jews, Intidels and Here portion to his fubftance) which he made for “ ticks; in Sixteen Sermons 1701, 1702, at them in his lait will and testament, I should “ Boyle's Lecture, 1706,"410. “Rochefou-· far exceed the brevity propole. I hope * cauli's Maxims, 1706," 8vo. “ Parsons's some abler hand will give his life and cha“ Christian Directory, 1716," 8vo. “St. Au- racter at large, and do justice to his memory; " guftin's Meditations, 1720," 8vo. “A Fu- and to convince the world, that (though he “ neral Sermon on Mr. Richard Sare, Book was thereby caied of a great burden, yet) it “ seller, 1724,"two editions, 410. “ Twelve was i10 small unhappineis to the church, ihat « Sermons on several Occasions, 1727," 8vo. he was not raised to the highest order in it." “ Private Prayers for every. Day in the Dr. Felton says, “The late Dean of Can. « Weck, and for the several Parts of each terbury is excellent in the whole. His “ Day; transiated from the Greek Devo thoughts and reasoning bright and folid. His “tions of Bishop Andrews, with Additions, style is just, both for the purity of language,
1730." Of this podhumuus volume the edi- and for strength and beauty of expresion ; tor was Mr. James Hutton ; who obferves,' but the periods are formed in so peculiar an that “ Dean Stanhope's personal qualifica order of the words, that it was an ablervations, prudcrce, and public spirit, hore a con tion, nobody could pronounce them with the fiderable resemblance to those of Bithop An same grace and advantage as himself." drews. His life was a constant, uniform pat In his trantlations, it is well knowo, Dr. tern of chearful, undisguised, and unasticted Stanhope did not confine himself to a friet piety. His uncommon diligence and induttry, and literal verfion; but took the liberty of ataried by his excellent parts, had .eoriched paraphraling, explaining, and improving upon him with a large flock of polite, solid, and his author; as will evidently appear (oot to most useful learning. He had not indeed ac mention any other work) by the lightest pequired the knowledge of so many languages rufal of St Auguft.n's Méditations and the as Bishop Andrews; but yet, besides his mo Devotions of Bithop Andrews. ther congue, in which he had so great a com In the London Magazine for 1758, p. 163, sand, he was a matter of ihe Latin, Greek, is a curious correspondence between Bithop Hebrew, and French. There he put to their Atterbury and Dean Stanhope, on the inproper use, not for any vain oftentation, but creating neglect of public baprism. And we as inftruments of procuring the knowledge of mayreter to our own Magazine, 1777, P.ss, algt ose things which have qendried him an for an excellent coriolatory letter or Dr. accomplithed gentleman, a worthy man, and Stanhope ; and to 1778, p. 570, tors, grat-a iubitantial divine. His well.digeiled learn- ful return to his bencvolence. J. N.