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warrants such excrescenses; and dern fashion, or, at least, not int yet, if we consult Walpole's Hilto use at the time we are speaking of. tic Doubts, we shall tliere be taught in a drawing before me, copied to believe he was the handsomest from paintings on the walls in Our and beft-made man of his age. Lady's chapel in Winchester cathe
Scene Il. a charnber in the drál *, done about Richard's time, Tower. This is one of the moft is a representation of a funeral, una countable apologies for the where the corse is laid upon a bier architecture of the 15th century bare-faced, and in the common that can poflibly be conceived; habit of the deceased, the grave a huddle of compartments, corni- being ready to receive it, &c. ces, arches, pilasters, &c. of every This cattom of antient burying, we ftyle that the painter had ever are informed, was univeriál before féen ; and its furniture, both in the the reformation, Nay, let us take painting and on the stage, thews a Richard's own words in this very common modern atchievement, an fame act: “the bleeding witnefs antique field, a modern chair, a of my hatred lay." Shaktpeare here fofa, and, to sum up the list of means the exposure of Henry's conveniencies, a Buzaglo fove! body. Follow him in his Hamlet :
A& II. sce::e I. a gate' of en- " They bore him pale-fac'd on his trance; but whether designed as bier,” Instead of all this, what the outfide or the inside front we have we brought before us? Why, cannot fay. If we look at its de- a 'modern burial in all its fere. corations, a thield with arrus over ral circumstances, as the underta. the arch of an oval form surround- ker, the bearers with a coffin and ed with palm-brancles (modern pall, the lady Anne and others as work), we must conclude it to be mourners in full modern mourning, the exterior of the erection ; but, fnewing away with white pocket. if we examire within the arch, handkerchiefs, &c. &c. The instead of meeting with a court- guardș are in dresses which such for yard, &c. we perceive a distant of inferior characters have trod the view of the country, a river, and stage in for many years patt, on the outfide walls of a castle. The every occasion, where the absolute composure of the parts of this military uniform of our three regigateway are drawn from the pre-ments of Guards are not wanted to vailing notions of modern artists, ennoble the action of some mowho, disdaining to copy our an- dern warlike enterprise. As we tient works, fill into those ridicu- have before entertained ourselves Jous errors which we fee every with the endearing “high-topped where dilplayed on their perform- gloves,” we bere cannot but give ances. The funeral proceilion of a loose to the like propensity for the Henry is thus def ribed by Shak- captivating « white pocket-handfpeare: “ Enter the corpse of kerchief," ever the principal c. lenry VI. with halberts to guard companiment and the principal iluit, Lady Anne being the rourner,” dy of a performer in Tragedy, to It is thus altered hy Cibber: fnew a graceful attitude, or to ex“ Scene draws and difcorers Lady press a lively forrow (or, between Anne in mourning. Lord Stanley, ourselves, to give employment to Tretlil, guaris, and bearers, with the hands, which sonic actors King Henry's body." There is would scarce be enabled to know fome difference between a mourner what to do with were it not for this and a person in mourving: Shaki- neccssary aid. This by-the-bye.) speare does not 'mean to say Lady And never was it more successfully Anne is in mourning: and I be employed to dry the tears of beauty lieve the custom of followers at fu- in distress than at theie royal obtenerals wearing black to be a mo- * Sue Antient Sculp:ure and Painting,
Parfon of this
br A.D. 1603.
1800.] Montgomery Church.--Epitaphs at Bigby.
In the chancel.
ajes AllS uyol q18! JAH
Quis tumulo hoc legitur vatum celeMr. URBAN, Shrewsbury, Feb.21.
berrimus ille HE inclosed picturesque view Cujus linguæ artes, piet.®, prudentia, mores,
Qui modo divina buccina laudis erat, * I
of Montgomery church (Pl. Illius in laudem quided it ufque vigent. II. fig. 1) was taken in the sum- Here lieth the body of Edward Naylor, mer of 1792.
a faithful and painefull minister of God's The church is dedicated to St. Nic Word, and fometimte rector of this church, cholas; is in the diocese of Here- who, after 16 years godly and learned laford, in the gift of the king; and changed this miserable mortalitie for a
bours, on the 25th day of May, 1632, was formerly a chapel to Chirbury blessed eternitie." Within is a handsome monument
“ Near this place lieth interred the of Richard Herbert, esq. father to body of the Rev. Mr. John Lee, rector of the great Lord Herbert. He is re- Bigby and Cadney 41 years. He was the presented in armour; and by him fon of Dr. Lee, rector of K - Hatfield, in
Hartfordsh. He died October the 3d, 1730,
4. Under this flone lieth the body of
of the small-pox on the 24th of January, 1597. This monument, which was
in the year of our Lord 1715, and in the erected by his lady, I am sorry to
one-and-twentieth year of her age. And say, is going fatt to ruin. She died
near unto her lieth the body of her brother, in 1627*. The distance in the D:niel Lee, who died within the year, and view is part of the remains of the was buried September the 21st, in 1699. cafile. They stand on a projecting And the body of her lifter, Sarah, who
was buried on the 8th day of February,
17125 and in the 14th year and 7th month
She was born March the sith, 1699.
Ded March the 5th, 1722.
The flow'r of beauty and the bloom of wit
Muftio a common fate submit,
(low'd base, Else would they not so perfect be:
Perfection and this world cannot agree.
Why then lament wethesein sorrow? Why,
Whilft ihose unheeded fall and die
D. P. Next summer's fun, we readily suppose,
Will bring again the lily and the role.
A brighter fun will raise her up to-morrow."
6. “Sacred to the memory of the Rev.
12th, 1746, aged 72 years
+ This family, now of confiderable note in this part of Lincolnshire, is descended from Robert Holgate, Lord Archbishop of York in the time of Henry VIII. Edw. VI. and Mary. This gentleman was born at Hemsworth, near Pomfret, in the year 1500 ; and r-ceived his education among the Gilberune monks at Sempringham, in this county, Gant. Mac. April, 186o.
| 53 years,
Also, of Elizabeth, his wife, who.de. which I shall be glad to see enparted this life July the 19th, 1738, aged graved (fig. 2). T. ROBINSON. The said William and Elizabeth Holgate
In vul. LXIX. p. 378, 1. 17 of the nole, had five fons and four daughter's, all living
for “Wafishy” r. " Worlaby." at their dec ase.
in Mr. Cary's epitaph, for “ ætatis 80" Also, of John Holgate, the fifth son of
ætatis 7o." the ahove William and Elizabeth Holgaie, who died August the 23d, 1779, aged 59
SIR HERBERT CROFT's LETTER. years.
(Concluded from p. 226.) Alf, of Flizabeth, the wife of the above
KNOW fomething of human the icih, 1762, 21., c. 1 46 years."
nature, though I do not com9.“ To the memory of William Holgate, pote (in youth, too) Botany-Bay
of Brigg, gent. who departed this lifeOctober thei6th,1794,
eclogues; and I am persuaded that in the 49th year of his age.
my enemies think better, at the Erected by Ann Holgale, his only child,
bottom, of this life, than I have as a small tribute of filial gratitude ever thought, even in confequence and affection."
of Johnson's praise. It's chief merit In the nave.
is its defending Young's fon from “ Here lieth the body of Anne Empring- such filly calumniators as Mr. S. ham, wife : Simon Émpringham, late of and even that was necesary, though Keitleby Thorp, yeoman, who Jeparted
! all can now see that the calumny this life June the 4th, 1754, in the 811t carried it's own refutation along year of her .ge.
with it, ftill more, it that be poliAlso, the body of Antony Empringham, late of Kettleby Thorp, son of the above ble, than what Mr. S. is pleased to Anne.
say of me. He was interred here, July 29th, 1797, In order to save such. wretches aged 35 years.”
the trouble of afligning reasons for I send also the front elevation of my being out of my country at prethe house of the Rev. Cha. Drake sent, I shall here print the true Bernard, M. A. rector of Bigby, reason; in a letter from the pre
and was afterwards made prior of Watton, in Yorkshire. On surrendering up his p:i: ery, he was instituted to the vicarage of Cadney, co. Lincoln; but Sir Francis Alkve, a gentleman in his neighbourhood, proving very troublesome, by commencing a vexatious kwsuit against him, he quitted the living, and came to London. Here his extensive learning and zeal for the Reformation foun fixed the attention of King Henry, who made him one of his chaplains, promoted him to the fee of Landaff, and at last translated him to York in 1544. Being now arrived at an height of power seldom attained but by men of extensive abilities and great connexions, he married Barbara Wentwortb, dau. of Roger Wentworth, esq. of Arthwick in the Streer, near Doncaster ; by whom he had two children. By this step he broke the vows of celibacy, which all who were hrought up in religious boules were obliged to take; and his lady, having farmerly beca betrothed in her childhood to a young gentleman, named Anthony Norman, which geq. ileman was far from being paffive in this affair, and in the reign of Edward VI. actually peritioned the king and council to have his wife restored him, but without succe's, till The beginning of the reign of Queen Mary, when, the archbishop having always been a warm and strenuous opposer of the fucceffion of that princess, Norman accomplished bis purpose, got his wife restored, and faw the Prelate de prived of all his great riches, and sent prisoner to the Tower. After having been confined a year and a half, he was ree Jeased through the interceffion of King Philip, and restored io his former dignity; bu!, being disgusted with the usage he had sultained, he retired to Hemsworth, his native place, where he dred in 1556. He founded and endowed three free-schools, which are ftill iubfisting, viz, at York, Olu Malton, and at Hemsworth. It is recorded of Abp. Hok gate, that, when he was lord prendent of the North, Sir Francis Akkue happened to have a fuit depending in that court. Donhting much of ill measure from his lordihip, . whom le knew he had not used over well, he gave up his cause for loft; when, to his aftunishment, he saw the Prelate rise up in his behalf, and see the most ftriat justice done him, and he accordingly gained his caufe, bis lorship saying merrily to some of his attendants, that Sir Francis had been the best friend he ever had; for, had it not been for his pushing him to London, he miglit have remained a poor priest all his days. 5