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The characters of thefe two most eftimable men were fo extraordinary, and fo worthy of imitation as country. gentlemen, that it is to be lamented they have not hitherto found a pen to delineate their portraits more at length than would have been proper for an epitaph. Yet it would require the inimitable touches, and lively difcrimination, of Fielding, and the elevated fentiments of Richardfon, to do tbem juftice. E. S.


March 15.
OUR correfpondent from the

Legem, p. 39, obferves very truly,
that "the advice of counfel without a
fee is never to be depended on." How
the fending a fee will give Clericus
better reason to rely on the opinion
which this learned gentleman has "at-
tempted to give him," I do not know.
I would advife Clericus not to fend the
fee. Without asking for any (which
I am not entitled to receive), I believe
I hall, with your leave, give him
a much clearer and more decifive

Lord Mansfield, and the whole Court of Kings Bench, held clearly, in the cafe of Flower against Darby, Eafter, 26 Geo. III., that, when a leafe is determinable at a particular period, no notice to quit is neceffary, becaufe both parties are equally apprized of the determination of the


But that, where a tenant holds from year to year, if either party change his mind, he should give the other half a year's notice before the expiration of the year which has began to run; and that a notice to quit in the middle of the year is not binding, as it is contrary to the agreement.

Afhurt and Buller added, that there was no diftinction in reason between houfes and land.

The latter obferved, that the notice must be half a year's notice, not 6 months, by which I understand, that

What ufed to be called a tenant at will is now understood to be a tenant from year to year; that is, if I lett a houfe or land at fo much a year, the tenant holds it for a year, though he is to pay quarterly.

a notice to quit at Michaelmas must be given before Lady-day, and that a notice given on March 26, to quit Sept. 29, is not half a year's notice, though it is fix months.

It has been often held fince, that this is the law, and that the fix months notice muft expire at the end of the year. A READER OF BOOKS.



Yarm, March 12. AVING been employed for fome rime in collecting and arranging materials for a topographical hiftory of Cleveland; and being defirous to render the work as perfect and correct as the nature of fuch publications will admit; I have taken the liberty, thre the medium of your valuable Mifcellany, to folicit a candid and friendly communication

may poffefs any information applicable to the fubject, whether on Topogra phy, Antiquities, or Description.

Those who please to favour me with their correfpondence, are requested to direct their communications to "The Rev. J. Graves, Yarm, Yorkshire." Proper acknowledgements will be made; and the names of those gentlemen who contribute information will be mentioned, if not particularly requested to the contrary.

As it is intended to give brief biographical notices of perfons either remarkable for eccentricity of character, or diftinguished for their literary abilities, &c. it will be confidered an obligation, if any of your ingenious correfpondents can furnish, through the channel of your Repofitory, any un published anecdotes of the immortal Capt. Cook, or of the very learned Brian Walton, author of the Polyglott Bible, who, it is faid, was a native of Cleveland, though not known of what particular parith within the district.

Anecdotes of any other perfons (natives of Cleveland), who may be thought worthy of notice, as well as fuch hints and remarks on any parti cular fubject as may tend to render the work perfect and complete, will be thankfully received, and gratefully acknowledged.

This topographical account is intended to comprehend the deanry of Cleveland, containing the wapentakes of Allertonshire, Langbergh, and Whitby Strand.

J. GRAVES. * See vol. XLIV. p. 219; vol. L. P. 461. EDIT.


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wirds my plan of erecting naval memorials in different parts of the me-tropolis. Stratford-place has been decorated by a Corinthian pillar and pedeflal, upwards of 20 feet in height, fupporting a fatue of his M-jew, with trophies, &c. and the following infcriptions. J. P. MALCOLM.

On the front fquare.

"Sacred to British glory and the heroes of its empire:

who, aided by the Almighty,
have carried their victorious arms
throughout every region
of the earth;
liberating mankind

from the Athetical principles,
unjutt ofurpations,

and tyrannical fubjugation,
of rapacious France;

refloring due fubordination, felicity, and Civilization, throughout


On the right-hand fquare.
"In this memorable year,

on the 4th of May, 1799,
Seringapatam was taken by storm,
and the perfidious Tippoo Saib
flain in his capital,

by the English forces under Gen. Harris ; the territory of Myfore, and port of Mangalore,

annexed to the Eaftern dominions

of Great Britain;

and quiet and fecurity restored
to that quarter of the

On the left-hand fquare.

"In memory of

the atchievements of Admirals Lords Hawke, Reincy, Howe, Hood, Bridport, St Vincent, Nelfon, Duncan, Sr John Borlafe Warren, Sir Sidney Smith, and Mitchell, who, in different actions with the

Spanish, French, and Dutch, took the Admirals of each nation; captured, funk, and defroyed, above one thousand of their thips; annihilating their fleets and commerce, and a certained and maintained, under the Divine Providence, the empire of Great Britain over the Globe."

On the back fquare.

"Stet columna,

in fecula ftet,

magis floreant res Britannica;

fic fperat, precat

Edw. Ang, Stratford,

Comes de Aldborough, de Ormond Super, Vicecomes Amiens,

Baro de Baltinglafs, &c. &c. &c.


regnante Georgio Tertio, fub aufpiciis Dei Omnipotentis, annoque Salutis 1799,



March 17.

OUR candid correfpondent, vol.

PP. 459, 1, may be ailured,

that the writer of the letter on the Seapincushion, in p. 368, is not the fame who has for many years occafionally affumed bis fignature; and who well knows the worth of "good Palemon," which is elegantly difplayed in the "British Critic," V. 238. The etym logift in p. c49, with the fame fignature, is alfo not your old correfpondent Scrutator.

In p. 903, the late Lord Abingdon is reprefented as having been educated at Geneva. This may be partly true; but he was most undoubtedly a member of Magdalen college, Oxford, where he was the pupil of Chriftopher Robinson, D. D.; whofe son, of both his names, is the editor of the very ufeful "Reports of Cafes determined in the High Court of Admiralty," now in a courfe of publication, and an advocate in Doctors Commons.

The perfon, of whom fome anecdotes are given in pp. 1171, 2, is described by Mr. Bofwell, in his "Life of Dr. Johnfon," 1. 165, 8vo edit. as "Mr. Stewart, fon of Mr. George Stewart, book feller, at Edinburgh," and one of the fix amanuenfes employed by the Doctor.

The Strictures" on the Confeffional, noticed in p. 1187, col. 2, may, perhaps, be the publication regia-red in your vol. XLV. p. 192, col. 2. SCRUTATOR.

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EEING your correspondent Nicot's account of Tobacco (LXIX. p. 1045), I have to inform you, that I was, from infancy to the age of 40 years, afflicted with very bad periodical afthmatic fits; and then, by advice, began to smoke tobacco; fince which time, being now above 20 years, I have had fcarcely any fi. The treatile Nicot mentions was written by one Adam Clarke, and printed for G. Wintfield, Cty-road, 1797

Now, in return for this intelligence, I with you, or he, or any other of your learned reiders, would be to kind as to anfwer the two following queries:

What is the true defcription of an Abbé in the Romith church ?--What is the true reafon of the Popes of Rome wearing always triple crown? 1 CLERICUS.

*** A. B. afks, whether the Barbados penny of 1788, and the penny and halfpenny of 1792, are current there now as coins, or whether they were ftruck as trialpieces, or as tokens? and whether the Bermuda copper piece of 1793 was truck for currency, as a trial piece, or for a token?


1800.] Mifcellaneous Information given, and requested. 231



March 17.

HE broche, p. 121, is an humble imitation of that engraved and defcribed by Mr. Pennant (Tour in Scotland, 1772, II. 14) as of the time of Elizabeth, and in the poffeffion of the late Dr. Lort. Being of Scottish manufacture and propery as well as that worn by Robert Bruce, king of Scotland, there described, it is fair to prefume that yours was worn by fome of the Scottith chieftains, or nobiny, who elpoufed the canfe of their unfart nate monarch at the battle of Nafcby, wherein out of the 600 flain 150 were officers,

Your correfpondent W. W. properly reprobated the obtaining the deP. 132, has gree of doctor of divinity on fuch eafy Jermis. Does not his obfervation apply to many doctors of phyfick, who are dubbed in the fame mode, and carry their blushing honours in their pockets till opportunity ferves to blazon them abroad? I have feen an excellent caricature, by the Scotch Hogarth, of Dr. Chalmers, reprefented as a skeleton, in a gown and hair fol-dreffed, holding a feythe, and faying, "Degrees, male and female, in medicine and midwifery, fold here for ready money

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Ralph Bridges, p. 135, was probably the brother of John, the Hiftorian of Northamptonshire; (of whom fee Anccdotes of William Bowyer, p. 145, 505.) M. A. of Trinity college, Oxford, 1702; B. and D. D. 1724. William Harding proceeded M. A. in the fame college, 1693.

P. 174.

Was not Mr. King's houfe in

Harrington Street?


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Mr. URBAN, Naniwer to the enquiry, p. 160, Gen. Monk was created, in 1660, Duke of Albemarle, Earl of Torrmgton, and Baron Mook, of Polkridge Beauchamp and Teyes, being defcended from Arthur Pantagenet Viscount Lifle, naturai fon to Edward IV. He married, Sept. 22, 1652, when heutenan -general under Cromwell, at George's church, Southwark, his femphefs, Anne, daughter of John Clogs, farrier, in the Savoy, and wife or quidere of Thomas Ratford, perfumer, fat the Three Spanith Gypfies, in the New Exchange.” He died Jan. 3, 1669, aged 70; and his widow, as is believed, Dec. 25, 16;6. He had a fon, Christopher, born 653, who furvived him, and died in Jamaic, of which he was governor, 1687 or 1628, having married Lady i lizabeth Cave drth, eldest dangster and co heirefs of Henry Duke of Newcastle, by whom he had no fue, in Confequence of which all his tides becaire extinct; aut the married to her fecond husband, Ralph Duke of Motage. Second fored in his infancy about 1657. His What poffeffions Monk had in Lancashire, I know not, but the dutchf, who dicá at Newcattle houfe, Clukenwell, Au. 23,

left to the then Duke of Montagu, fon of her 1734, aged 96 (IV. 452), is faid to have hufband by his first wife, 2000l. a year. In 1700, the manor of Sutton in Yorkshire, and other parcels of ground at Newton, Eaton bridge, and Shipton, were in the grandfon to John abovementioned, as “depolleffion of Sir Walter Clages, hart. vifee under the will of Christopher Duke of Albemarle. Her fecond hufband joined with her against the Earl of Bath, Mr. Grenville, and Sir Walter Clarges; but Of Gen. Monk's wife,

left their caufe.

fee Biog. Brit. V. p 3139 [O].

P. 91, a. l. 11, for English, r. original. P. 93. Qu. Did Lord Andover leave any iftuc?

P. 159, b 1. I, r. Daubeny.

P. 175, a. 1. penult. dele "Lord W. Hamilton," and infert "The Marquis of Lorn, Baron Hamilton of Hameldon."

In the account of Mr. Jones of Nayland, p. 83, his Doctrine of the Trinity is mentioned twice, and there is no mention of his Letter to three converted Jews, 1799; his new Preface to the Life of Bp. Home; or of "The Scholar armed against the Errors of the Times," 2 vols. 1795, of which he is understood to have been the compiJer; and an effay of his is the fit in vol. II. "On the Nature and Conftitution of the Church of Chrift;" his new Preface to the fecond edition of Memoirs of Bp. Hoine, with Remarks on a Life of h inferted in the new Biographical Dictionary, dated July 30, 1796, to mainta ♫ his favourite analogy of the Holy Trinity again the writer of that Life.



E. E.

March 19

WISH to receive fome information about Mr. James hoftouse, who was of ep. Burnet's who recommended him as fecretary of Aute for Scotland, a relation fecretary to Mr. Sidn y, envoy to the Prince of Orange, 1679, as “an active man, who could both run about, and write over long and full accounts of all matters, and had been formed by the bishop, who knew him to be both fai liful and diligent, and very fit for the employment he was trusted with." Hitory of his own Time, 1. 764 He defcribes big as futhful and diligent; and a manufcript note in this Hritory, by the It. Mir. William Bowyer, ' my poffeilion, adds, "he was inteed hot and eager, too foon poffeffed with jealoufy, and too vehement mall he propofed but he proved very fit for," &c. He came over with Sidney, 1688, and

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brought a full scheme of advices, and
head of a declaration." (1. p. 756). He
was fent eavey to the Elector of Branden-
fecretory of state ter Scotland (11. p. 87).
burg, ani re-caltsal Lowe, 1692, and made

He received the first notice of the defions
of the French on England that yea,. (p. 93),

In 1695, the parliament voted, that, in the malfacre of Glencoe, the fecretary of ftate's letters pushed it on beyond the king's orders; and carried, by a great majority, an addrefs to the king to proceed according to law against him and others concerned in it. (p. 157). Both the fecretaries of state and the Marquis of Tweedale were turned out; and there the

the confulship, for the prefent, on Mr. Palmer, who married Mifs Temple."

I referred to your Magazine, but without finding any mention of fuch obit; and fhall thank you to inform me who Sir T. P. T. John was, &c. if

matter ended. (p. U

was, 1704, named by Queen Anne commiffioner for fettling the fucceffion in Scotland. Mr. J. was made lord register, and fent down to promote the defign (p. 396); and he was charged by his enemies with double-dealing; but Bp. Burnet fays, he could never fee a colour of truth in thefe reports. (p. 400). He married Catharine, youngest daughter of John, 2d Baron PouPHIL. HISTOR.



March 7.

WAS much pleafed to find the definition of jury maft, vol. LXIX. p. 1134, fo justly ridiculed as it is by Q. p. 119; nor can I conceive one more fatisfactory than that already given under the signature Scrutator. NOR FOLCIENSIS.


March 13.

Na letter, dated New York, Nov. 23,

IN798, I obferved the following lines:

you can.

Mr. URBAN, Wells, Norfolk, March 14. NDER the fignature 1. H. in vol. LXVIII. p. 188, I endeavoured to induce your ingenious correspondent B. I.B. p. 103 of the fame volume, to communicate his valuable discovery respecting transparent paintings on glass by a preparation of refin. My wishes on that head remaining ftill ungratified, urge me to a repetition of my request; a compliance with which, through the channel of your Repofitory, or by letter, will greatly oblige, Yours, &c. JOHN HILL.


Mr. URBAN, Dorchefier, March 15. HAT the velocity of a failing body fhould be directly as the times, or as the fquare root of the fpaces it defcribes, is a difficulty which has perplexed me much; for, if the body falls one space in the first inftant, and three in the fecond, I cannot conceive how these three spaces are described, but in confequence of the velocity being three times as great as in the first inftant. In the application of this to mechanicks and hydraulicks, the mind is bewildered unless it has a clear perception PHILOTECHNE. of its truth.

"Sir John Temple died fuddenly the 19th inft. aged 67. The title devolves on Granville, who married Mrs. Ruffel; and PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT, 1799.

H. OF LORDS. OЯober 2.
ORD Grenville, after entering in-

ces of our different naval and military officers, proceeded to move for a vote of thanks, expreffive of the high fenfe the Houfe felt for thofe fervices;-firft, by moving, "That the thanks of the House be given to General Sir Ralph Abercromby, for the great skill and ability with which he effected a landing on one of the most important parts of the Dutch coaft; for the courage and conduct which he difplayed in landing the British troops under his command; and for the rapid and important fucceffes which he gained, and by means of which the whole of the Dutch arfenals and navy at the Texel were prevented from coming into the hands of the French. That the thanks of this Houfe be given to Lieutenant-gener Sir James Pulteney, Major-generals Doyley, Sir H. Burrard, Sir Eyre Conte, &c. and to all the other Officers employed under Sir Ralph Abercr may. Alfo, that the Houfe do highly approve of and acknowledge the fervices of all the

troops employed at the fame time, and that the fame be communicated to them by the commanding officer of each relpective regiment."-Secondly, "That the thanks of the Houle be voted to Vice-admiral Andrew Mitchell, for the great skill and perfeverance with which he conducted the fleet which failed from England on the expedition to Holland, during the continuance of fevere and tempeftu. ous weather; for the fpirit and zes! with which he co-operated with the British troops, and affifted them in ef fecting a landing on the coaft of Hol land; and for the gallantry and promptitude with which he purfued the Dutch fleet into the Zuyder Zee; and, by capturing the fame, prevented the Texel navy from falling into the hands of the French. That the thanks of the Houfe be alfo given to the feveral captains acting under Admiral Mitchell; and alfo to the feamen and ma rines."-Thirdly, "That the thanks of the Houfe be given to Capt. Sir William Sidney Smith, for the extraordinary fpirit and zeal with which he animated the Turk h troops to perfe


vere in the defence of St. John D'Acre, on the coaft of Syria, and the valour and heroism which he displayed during a period of 60 days, until he totally defeated the French army under the command of General Buonaparte. Alfo, to the Officers and Seamen under Sir Sidney Smith."

Thefe motions being put and carried nem. con. Mr. Dundas brought up the militia reduction bill; which was read the first time.

In the Commons, the fame day, the House refolved itfelf into the Committee of Supply, Mr. Bragge in the chair.

Mr. Windham faid, it would be neceffary for him to do no more at prefent than just to ftate that the estimates before the Committee were only a part of the estimates for the whole year, being but for the two firft months. They were all that it was thought neceffary to bring forward at prefent. They confifted of fix heads: the army in Great Britain-the rest of the army in Holland, and upon other foreign fervice the militia and fencible cavalry and infantry-barrack expences -allowance to innkeepers, and ord. nance. With refpect to the militia, the effimate, at prefent, could not be correctly made out, becaufe a great part of that depended upon the iffue of the measure now pending before parJiament. Refpecting the expence of the barrack department, the House would recollect, that it was not a new charge; the greater part was for the fubfiftence of horie barracks, and was merely an old expence in a new shape. Thefe accounts had, however, been made up with as much accuracy as could be done; they might be more accurate hereafter, and would doubtedly be corrected when the whole account for the year was brought forward.


The question being put, for employ. ing 90 047 troops for the fervice of two months, from the 25th of Dec. 1799 to the 25th of Feb. 1800;

Mr. Tierney objected to the voting fupplies in the prefent parliament, called together as it had been upon only fourteen days notice, and that, as they had been told, for the express meafure of augmenting the regulars by reducing the militia. He objected to the measure also on the ground, that GENT. MAG. March, 1800.

the king's speech had ftated that the fupplies already voted would be abundantly fufficient for the prefent year. He would, therefore, leave it to the House and the country to decide whe ther they ought to do this upon fo fudden a call, and for the only reafon affigned, that they would gain a few holidays.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer contended there was nothing unconftitutional,now parliament was affembled, and there was a full attendance, to bring forward a measure which might at another period not meet with fo full an attendance; but it was for the Houfe and country to decide, and he would not fay another word.

The following fums were then vo ted for the fupply of two months in the next year; viz, 510,5061. for 90,047 troops. 166,480l. for the plantations. 93,000l. for fencible cavalry. 232,9981. for embodied militia, fencible

infantry, and Cornwall miners, 40,000l. for increased rates of subsistence to inkeepers.

120,000l. for expences expected in the Barrack-mafter General's departmt. 350,000l. for the office of Ordnance, for the land fervice.

121,11ol. for ordinaries for the navy. 115,625, for extraordinaries of ditto.

The militia reduction bill, after a fhort converfation, was read the third time and paffed.

The Houfe went into a Committee of Ways and Means; and voted the annual duties on malt, mum, perry, cyder, tobacco, fnuff, &c.

The Houfe, in a Committee on the petition of the West-India merchants of Liverpool and Lancaster, agreed to the following motion; “" That it is the opinion of this Committee, that his Majefty be enabled to direct that 500,000l. in Exchequer bills be issued to Commiffioners, to be by them advanced to the merchants of Liverpool and Lancaster, in fuch fums as they may require, on fufficient fecurity being given."

The Houfe, in a Committee, agreed to two refolutions moved by Mr. Pitt; viz. "That the drawback on fugar be given whenever the price is below a certain fum."-" That fugars imported be warehoused."

Agreed to, and the report ordered to be received.


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