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superiority in the giver, they endanger or lose the poor every Sunday.

The Man of Ross was a benefits which benevolence and liberality would daily attendant at the service of the parish bountifully bestow.

church. When the chiming of the bells began, The remaining lines refer to various private acts all business ceased with him, he washed his hands of charity, for which a man of Kyrle's noble dis- and proceeded to his pew. When the church was position would find frequent opportunities in what- newly pewed about twenty years after his death, ever part of the world he might be placed. The the rector and parishioners resolved that Mr. town of Ross could tell of many who, before and Kyrle's seat should remain, as it is does at this since his time, and at this day, clothe the naked, day, in its original condition and style. A handfeed the hungry, instruct the ignorant, and teach some tablet, with a bust of the Man of Ross, has the infant's tongue to praise the name of the long since removed the stigma imputed in the Creator and Redeemer; and so we hope can concluding lines of Pope's eulogy of Kyrle. every town and every village in our native land ; The Man of Ross then, it has been seen, was a but such Christian love seeks not its own praise.

private gentleman of small fortune, with a talent There is, however, one anecdote of Mr. Kyrle, for architecture, and a taste for what is now which we are unwilling to omit, as it exhibits that termed the picturesque, which he employed in the noble confidence, which none but an honest man improvement and adorning of his town and neighcan feel or express towards his fellow-man. About bourhood. Simple in his manners, he lavished no a year after the death of the Man of Ross, a

money on gaudy show or equipage. Faithful to tradesman of the town came to his executor, and his God, and upright in his dealings with man, said privately to him, “Sir, I am come to pay you intelligent, active, and ingenious, he was consome money that I owed to the late Mr. Kyrle." fided in as a friend, as an umpire, as a receiver The executor declared he could find no entry of it and disposer of the subscriptions of others, whe. in the accounts. “Why, sir,” said the trades- ther to be employed in works for the public good, man, “that I am aware of. Mr. Kyrle said to or in relieving the wants of indigence and age. me, when he lent me the money, that he did not think I should be able to repay it in his life-time, and that it was likely you might want it before I could make it up; and so, said he, I won't have

The Cabinet. any memorandum of it besides what I write and

"HALLOWED BE THY NAME.”—Thy name is that give you with it; and do you pay my kinsman whereby thou art known; for names serve to discern when you can, and, when you show him this and know one thing from another. Now, though paper, he will see that the money is right, and thou art known by thy creatures, yet in this our corthat he is not to take interest."

rupt estate they serve but to make us excuseless. The Man of Ross died a bachelor. At the time Therefore properly, most lively, and comfortably, thou of his decease he owed nothing, and there was no art known by thy holy word, and specially by thy money in his house. He was borne to the grave promise of grace, and freely pardoning and receiving by his workmen and usual attendants, and amidst us into thy favour for Christ Jesus' sake; for the the whole population of Ross.

which goodness in Christ thou art praised and magThe spot of his interment was, by his express men know thee in Christ, they magnify and praise

nified according to thy name. That is, so much as desire, at the feet of his dear friend, Dr. Charles thee ; which here thou callest • hallowing" or sancWhiting, a former vicar, a man of genuine piety tifying. Not that thou art more holy in respect of and Christian benevolence, who died in 1711, and thyself, but in respect of men, who, the more they whose epitaph modestly records him as “the affec- know thee, the more they cannot but sanctify thee; tionate but unworthy pastor of this church.” It is that is, they cannot but as in themselves, by true supposed that this excellent and amiable man was faith, love, fear, and spiritual service, honour thee; greatly instrumental in forming the character of so also in their outward behaviour and words they the Man of Ross. To Dr. Whiting the town is in- cannot but live in such sort as other seeing them may debted for the establishment of an excellent blue- in and by their holiness and godly conversation be coat school in 1709. Mr. Kyrle was not only an occasioned, as to know thee, so to sanctify thy name annual subscriber to that institution, but, when accordingly. And therefore thou settest forth here boys were to be apprenticed, he was generally unto me what is the chief and principal

wish and deconcerned, and often put them out at his own ex

sire of thy children and people, namely, that thou in pense. He left 401. to the school. Several of his of themselves and of others, inwardly and outwardly.

Christ mightest be truly known and honoured, both own workmen were legatees in his will.

By reason whereof easily a man may perceive by the The personal appearance of Mr. Kyrle was contrary, that the greatest sorrow and grief thy peoagreeable: his dress, a plain suit of brown dittos, ple have is ignorance of thee, false service or religion, with a king William's wig, according to the and wicked conversation; against the which they fashion of the day. Though he disliked large pray and labour diligently after their vocations, as parties, his house was open to the reception of his they for the obtaining of the others both to others friends, in the genuine spirit of old-fashioned and themselves do take no small pains in prayer, English hospitality. “He loved a long evening, study, and godly exercise.Bradford on the Lord's enjoyed a merry tale, and always appeared dis

Prayer. composed when 'twas time to part." His dishes were generally plain : malt liquor and cider were

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THAXTED CHURCH.

carved heads of grotesque appearance form water

spouts. The ceiling of this church exhibits abunTHAXTED is an ancient town in Essex, on the dance of carved work, with representations of river Chelmer, six miles from Dunmow, and martyrdoms, legends of saints, grotesque phyforty-seven from London. It was formerly a siognomies, and animals. The pulpit and font borough, incorporated by charter of Philip and are fine specimens of ancient workmanship. Mary ; but its privileges were lost in the reign There were numerous altars and chapels here. of James II.

The chapels were that of the Holy Trinity at the It appears to have been dependent on the col- north end of the transept, that of St. Anne at the lege of St. John the Baptist, founded at Clare in opposite end, the chapel of our lady at the east Edward the Confessor's time; and was part of the end of the south aisle in the chancel, and that of lordship of Clare bestowed by the Conqueror on St. John or St. Lawrence in the north aisle. The one of his relatives, from which the family as- original windows are ornamented with tracery sumed the appellation of De Clare.

and painted glass. Thus there are portraits of Under the patronage of this noble house and females in the twelve smaller lights of the great their connexions the church of Thaxted was most window at the south end of the cross aisle, four probably erected. It is a fine specimen of eccle- of which are said to be St. Mary, St. Affra, St. siastical architecture, consisting of a nave, chan- Katharine, and St. Petronilla. In four of the wincel, transept, and a tower crowned with a spire dows at the entrance of the nave are the arms of at the west end. The dimensions are as follow : De Burgh, earl of Ulster, and in the principal

ft. in.

window of the north side of the church are Length of the nave

89 0 those of Edmund earl of March, son-in-law of Ditto of the chancel

49 8

Lionel duke of Clarence, one of the children of Ditto of the transept 86 0 king Edward III. There are cognizances elseDitto of the whole building

where of other eminent individuals, as of king from east to west .... 183 0

Edward IV. in the chancel; and these may be Height of the tower and

taken either as showing that those to whom they spire

181 0

pertained were benefactors of the building, or at The different parts of this church are supposed least that the parts in which such memorials apto have been built at different times. The south pear were erected in their times. aisle and the south end of the cross aisle are the Thaxted church has suffered various casualties. oldest parts. The south aisle has no pilasters for The great window at the north end was destroyed its ornament within, and had originally no but- by a storm, Dec. 2, 1763; and the opposite wintresses for its support without. The windows, too, dow was much damaged. In the summer of are here of the most simple character. The nave 1814 the spire was injured by lightning; and, and south porch were afterwards built; then the when scaffolding had been erected, and the mutitower and spire; and subsequently the chancel, lated part was being taken down, a violent storm which would seem to have been completed in the in the following December overthrew the scaffoldreign of Edward IV. The north porch is of later ing, and most of the rempant of the spire, damagdate.

ing also the body of the church. These injuries The whole fabric is embattled, and supported have been completely repaired; and it may be by strong buttresses, terminated by canopied added that a stained window at the east end a few niches, crowned with purfled pinnacles of curious years ago replaced the old one, which was much workmanship. On each buttress, below the niches, broken, and disfigured.

VOL. XXV.

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The manor-house of Horam Hall stands in the gathered after the reapers on the plains of Bethparish about two miles from the church. It ap- lehem at the time of harvest, and Jewish maids pears to have been erected by sir John Cutts in and matrons among the rich brown sheaves of the sixteenth century, and is a stately edifice, a Dedan. valuable specimen of the style of domestic archi- Thus are generations bound together by the tecture which immediately succeeded the ancient coming round of seasons, and by observances that castellated structures. The tower of Horam Hall remain unchanged. was inhabited by queen Elizabeth during part of Those who like to watch the putting forth of the reign of her sister Mary; and, after she suc- strength with unity may find much to interest ceeded to the crown, she had a pleasure in revisit them during the time of barvest. What quieting the mansion.

ness and steadiness are obvious! what oneness of The population of Thaxted at the census of 1841 purpose ! The reapers, ranged in a line, bend as was 2,527*.

one man: as one they fill their arms with the full ears; and then is heard the rustling sound of the rapid sickle sweeping through the grain ; an

other movement, and the corn is laid upon the SEPTEMBER.

stubble. Next comes the binding of the sheaves,

and the placing them in shocks open to the wind; BY MARY ROBERTS.

and how beautiful they look when ranged across

the field, like mimic tents, gloriously shone upon “Soon as the morning trembles o'er the sky, And unperceiv'd unfolds the spreading day,

by a bright September sun! But, instead of tiny Before the ripened field the reapers stand

warriors, such as the belated peasant dreams he In fair array.”

sees, doffing the targe and spear, and resting in the THOMSON.

shadow of their tents, groups of merry children YESTERDAY the corn stood thick and strong, with

collect the fallen flowers, and bind them into posies;

often, too, are small toddling “wee things” laid bright and fragrant flowers: winged insects fluttered among them, and beneath the arching grain, their careful mothers have piled together. Next

to sleep beneath the shelter of the stacks which where such small animals seek for shelter: to-day the sickle has laid low its all of beauty and luxu- hear their voices in the green lane, or beside the

come the gleaners, all glee and gossip. You may riance. Not a glancing wing is seen, not a foot wood, long before they reach the field; but,

when step beard, throughout the field. The leveret the stile is tumbled over by the children, and the hides there no longer, nor yet the busy nibbling slamming of the gate, with a long swing, by some mouse : the female partridge warned her away; and even the industrious bee seeks another unruly urchin, calls forth a reprimand' from his pasture. Some take shelter in the hedge : others mother, the business of gleaning steadily begins. hasten to a neighbouring copse. One is seen

And very important is this ancient usage to the darting through the long grass of the adjoining tive children, generally collects at least three clear

cottagers. A woman, assisted by two or three acineadow : another climbs rapidly the stony bank, bushels of wheat. When, too, showers are abroad, covered with furze and such wild flowers as afford and the loaded waggon is hurried through narrow a ready home to many an insect emigrant.. Me lanes to the farmer's yard, the rambling branches thought, while looking at them, how admirably

on either side lay the waggon under contribution. are these wayfaring creatures endowed with capacities for enjoyment! they are rarely disturbed from the branches, or strewed upon the banks ;

I have often seen large bandfuls of grain dangling by adverse circumstances; but, when these occur, and not more quickly than the waggon lumbers they cheerfully depart from their accustomed haunts to the nearest shelter, where they find sub- the women and children, with loud laughs and

on its way, down some steep stony lane, hurry sistence, and chirp merrily, as heretofore. Surely it is pleasant to watch the reapers at with the scattered ears.

ready hands, filling their blue aprons, as they run, their work, to hear the rustling of the ripe grain, and the sweep of the rapid sickle. Thoughts of field to field resounds the whetting of the scythe,

September is the time of barley-harvest. From thankfulness arise within the mind; deep feelings, and merrily are beard the voices of the barleytoo, as the mental view, back glancing through long ages, sees in the time of harvest one of those mowers, as they work and sing : vast links in the continuous chain of blessings

Barley-mowers, here we stand, which have remained unbroken amid the wreck of

One, two, three, a steady band: nations. Antediluvian husbandmen rejoiced as

True of heart, and stout of limb,

Ready in our harvest trim : they cut down the ripe grain that rustled on the

All a-row, with spirits blithe, harvest-fields of the ancient earth : corn spruug

Now we whet the gleaming scythe. up when the family of Noah trod again firm land, and hailed the glorious sunbeams bursting from

Side by side, all bending low,

Down the swaths of barley go: among the darkly retreating clouds, and again

Stroke by stroke, as true as chime their gleaming sickles laid prostrate the ripened

Of the bells, we keep in time; grain. Jewish mothers gleaned with their chil

Then we whet the ringing scythe, dren, in fields which the Lord had blessed, when

Standing mid the barley lithe. their wanderings during forty years had ceased,

Barley-mowers must be true, and they saw once more fields of wheat, with

Keeping still the end in view ; their beauteous garniture of flowers. Ruth

One with all, and all with one,

Working on, till set of sun ; * For several particulars here mentioned, this notice is in

Bending all, with spirits blithe, debted to Wright's “ History of the County of Essex.”

Whetting all at once the scythe.

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