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1825.) Monuments to Dr. Jackson, Bp. North, and Adm. Russell. 135

torious Countess of Essex, who was mense tuff, very yellow, or red hair, divorced, and married Car, Earl of and a fan in her right hand. Somerset in December 1613. The A long passage gallery is hung with Spring of 1614 was the first she ever prints, but none are curious.

had seen according to her wishes *. The table in the Servants' Hall is A man and woman in black, both un twenty-four feet long, and three wide,

known; he with a ruff, cloak, hand of one plank of oak; on the South side on his sword, and black bonnet; she of the house is a voble gravel walk, with a row of pearls in her hand, twenty-four feet wide, and nearly half and an anchor round her neck. a niile long. Three portraits; two gentlemen and one lady, by Sir Peter Lely, un

Mr. URBAN,

Aug. 5. known; the lady in an oval.

T is with great pleasure I see it anNext Room.

tue of Dr. Cyril Jackson was last month Man over the door, in gilt armour, placed in Christ Church, Oxford ; and

red sash, &c. ruff; oval. Two ladies over the other two doors, of the finest pieces of sculpture the

ihat it is generally pronounced to be one both unknown ; one in white sat- University can boast. The resemblance tin, the other in red.

has been taken from the Doctor's porSTAIRCASE.

trait by Owen.

The Cathedral of Winchester has Here are several French portraits, &c. just received a monument to the me

unknown. Prince de Condè, in black and gold Brownlow North. It is erected at the

of the late venerable Prelate, Dr.

mory armour, with ribbon across.

East end of the church. James I. when a boy, 1574, with a A handsome monument is also just

cap, ruff, green breeches, pink stock- raised, in the Church of Canford Magings, and a hawk in his left hand; a

na, co. Dorset, to the meinory of Adcurious whole-length.

miral Russell, of whom you gave so Cardinal Mazarine. Lewis XIII. a boy in black armour,

long and interesting a Memoir in vol.

xciv. ii. p. 369. It consists of a large and white sash. Anne of Austria, a head, black veil, dove-coloured ground, surmounted by

tablet of 'statuary marble, raised on a and plain band. Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in a white the Admiral's arms, and motto “Che

appropriate naval trophies, and with and gold ribbed waistcoat, a brown cloak with gold buttons dependant Mr. H. Harris, of Poole, and is highly

sara sara," below. It was executed by from the shoulder, his hand on his creditable to his abilities. sword, little ruffles, feather, beard

The tablet contains the following and whiskers, and collar of the garler. inscription -a just statement of the Henry IV. of France, in black, with gallant officer's naval career : white sash, a ruff, with a beard and white hair.

“Sacred to the memory of Thomas MacPhilip II of Spain, a head only.

namara Russel, esq. Admiral of the White,

late Commander-in-Chief in the North Seas. Queen of Bohemia, small. Henry Frederick, Prince of Orange.

He actively served his country seventy years, Ernest, Count of Mansfield.

with ardour, bravery, and ability, and com

bated her enemies in thirty-six engagements. Christian, Prince of Brunswick.

His most undannted spirit of enterprise durMaurice, Prince of Orange, 1628. ing the first revolutionary wars of America Queen Elizabeth, full front, very finely and France was unrivalled. In 1784 he was dressed in pompadour and gold, im- offered the honour of knighthood, and at the

* It may be so; but we are not entirely convinced. According to the old manner of dating, the 12th of March, 1614, was in the Spring of the year 1614-15, whilst the Spring of 1613 (that is 1613-14) was the first after the Countess's shameless marriage. We are inclined to the motto “ No Spring till now!" rather as a compliment, (not extravagant in those times,) paid to the lady's beauty by the painter or some other admirer, than as having any particular allusion. Still the portrait may very probably be the beautiful but “ rotten branch of the Howards," as Sir Francis Bacon termed her. If the picture be still & Holme Lacy, the question may be decided by reference to her engraved portraits. Edit.

close

136 Baskerville, Dyneley, and Goodere Families. [Aug. close of his brilliant career he received the to Nash's “Worcestershire," vol. 1. warmest acknowledgments from the Admi- p. 272, where he will find that Sir ralty, for his superior conduct as a Naval 'Edward Dineley left an only daughChief. His successful blockade of the Texel

ter and heir, who carried the estate of during the threatened invasion of our shores, Charlton to her husband, Edward was conducted on a new and admirable sysGoodere, who was created a Baronet. tem of his own. He was the first who had ever dared to anchor a fleet there, in the Sir Edward Goodere died March 29, strongest gales of a northern winter, and on

1739. As he lived at Burghope, he proan enemy's lee shore! Heligoland surren- bably was buried at Wellington in the dered to him, by which he secured invalu- county of Hereford, in which parish able advantages to his country. The mag- Burghope is situated. The Baronetage nanimous, intrepid, and generous heart of a did not become extinct upon the murBritish seaman was united in him with the der of Sir John, and the execution of urbanity of a courtier. He departed this life Capt. Samuel Goodere for that muron the 22d day of July 1824, in his 85th der ; but descended, first to Edward, year. Elizabeth, his wife, died on the 2d the eldest son of the Captain, who day of March, 1818, in her 66th year. died unmarried March 1761; when This tribute to departed inestimable worth he was succeeded by his brother Şir is affectionately inscribed by his son-in-law, John Dyneley Goodere, who died in George Edward Paley."

1809 a poor Knight of Windsor, Still more recently than the pre- where he was well-known for his ecceding, an elegant Grecian tablei of centricities; upon his death the title white marble has been erected to the became extinct (see vol. LXXIX. 1171). memory of Lord Byron in the Cburch This last Baronet many years before of Hucknal Torcard, about four miles his death sold the Burghope estate from Newstead Abbey. It bears the to Lord Selsea, which one of his following judicious inscription : ancestors had purchased of the heirs

“ In the vault beneath, where many of of William More, a descendant of the ancestors of his mother are buried, lie the Mores of More Hall. -- " The the remains of George Gordon Noel By- late Earl Coningsby, of Hampton RON, Lord Byron of Rochdale, in the county Court, was used to fancy in his later of Lancaster, the Author of Childe Ha- years that all the most valuable esrold's Pilgrimage.' He was born in Lon iates in his neighbourhood belonged don on the 22d of January, 1788 ; he died to him ; and one day, full of this imaat Missolonghi, in Western Greece, on the gination, personally demanded posses19th April, 1824, engaged in the glorious sion of Burghope House, with sword attempt to restore that country to her an

in hand; Sir John Goodere, who was cient freedom and renown. His sister, the Honourable Augusta Maria Leigh, placed ed of this strange and unexpected re

as mad as his Lordship, being informthis tablet to his memory.”

quisition, immediately sallied from his

house, infamed with fury, mounted Mr. URBAN,

Lea Hall, near Bir his horse, and drawing his sword, with

mingham, Aug. 12. a true spirit of chivalry, challenged his VOUR Correspondent, “R. I.” Lordship to decide the matter by single

Gent. Mag. xciv. ii. p. 290, who combat.' The latter perceiving the is in want of information respecting resolute countenance of the knight, the family of Buskervill, will find in turned the head of his horse, and clapNash's «

History of Worcestershire," ping spurs, valiantly rode away with vol. 1. p. 156, a pedigree of that fa- the utmost speed, pursued with vengemily, beginning with Nic. Basquer- ful ire by Sir John, and but just able vile, who married a daughter of Her. to shelter himself under his own roof fust, who was brother to Gonore, the from the stroke of his infuriated oppo. wife of Richard Duke of Normandy, nent." Leominster Guide, 1808, p. 275. the great grandfather of William the The Brass Mortar mentioned by Conqueror. There are twenty-two ge your Correspondent Mr. Yates, which nerations recorded, terminating in co 1 rescued from the melting-pot of a heirs, one of whom was the mother of Brass-founder in Birmingham, is still the first Lord Chedworth.

in my possession, where it shall be In answer to “A. Z.” for informa- preserved, with as much care as so tion respecting the Dineley and Good- ancient and curious a relic deserves. ere families. I would refer him also Yours, &c. John BLOUNT.

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REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS.

23. Transactions of the Literary Society of branches, and everything possible

Boinbay. With Engravings. Vol. III. should be known of the state, and 410. pp. 554.

manners and customs of the country. IF F India be intended to form an in-. It is evident that wisdom which sup

tegral part of the British Empire, poses superior reason, points out all no documents can be more important these things with regard to every fothan those of the kind now before us.

reigy possession whatever, annexed to Indeed, nothing is a wore plain want the Crown of Great Britain. There of policy, than the neglect of having is, therefore, a branch of knowledge any country intended for a permanent which we would call Governmental; possession regularly mapped, and sta- and as there are two dissertations in tistically investigated. A General or this volume, viz. the account of the Commander-in-chief theu knows what Township of Lony (p. 172 seq.) and are the proper spots for cantonments the statistical account of the Pergunna of cavalry, what' for infantry, where of Jumbousar, (p. 331 seq.) which are the prospects of the enemy's re- ought to have been rendered unnecescruiting, and so forth. When Piche- sary, by Governmental publications gru commanded the iroops in Flanders, under authority, like. the Ordnance paper placards, like those of the Lon- Surveys. We have thus spoken out, don street hawkers, were posted in with the pure intention of doing good, different parts of the line of encamp- that of enabling St. George eter to ment, even so simple as observations overcome dragons, not for the purpose of the barometer, It will freeze to- of inducing party snakes to coil around morrow, It will thaw to-morrow," and him in his sleep, and poison him. so forth. Fas est et ab hoste doceri.

Such are the sentiments which the And we are solemnly of opinion, that present volume has suggested to us in' if a statistical survey is not imme- particular, over and above the usual indiately made, where the nature of the terest which the publications of learned' conquest renders it practicable, an

Societies ought to excite in the friends omission ensues of serious moment to

of Literature. the lives and property of garrisons,

We shall now proceed to the consettlers, merchants, &c. Indeed, a tents. General, by false or defective infurnia I. Remarks on the state of Persia, tion, may be led into measures which from the Buttle of Arbela in A. C. absolutely insure defeat. He may be 331, to the Rise of Ardashir Babegan carried into swamps and woods, de- in A.D. 226. By Major Vans Kennely. files, mountainous countries, in short,

This
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is intended to show that into situations where, for want of pre- the Parthians were not a distinct peovious knowledge, he is not provided ple from the Persians, and that the with the proper tactical application of former had not attempted to overthrow his forces. The absurdity is evident. the religion of Zoroaster; that AlexanHe is required to march into a country der's conquest of Persia was only atof which he has no geographical de- tended by a change of the Governtails; perhaps to march from London ment, inasmuch as the lands of the to Edinburgh as the crow Aies, as if vanquished were not divided amongst his passage was through the air. In the principal leaders of the victorious India in particular, where troops are army, nor was even the country occuprecious, maps and statistical investi- pied, and its possession maintained, by gations are imperiously necessary, as large bodies of troops; that the practo the line at least of military roads tice of the Parthian warrior taking his (in India we believe there are none), unerring aim, while his horse was carthe practicability of passage, and the rying him from his enemy, is an usage possibility of provision. Street roads which has always been as common to should be cut from one end of British Persian as to Tartar tribes (p. 22); lodia to the other, with vicinal that there is no ground whatever for Gent. Mag. August, 1825.

supposing

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(Aug supposing that the Parthians ever were of the Parthians (p. 301); but Isidore a Scythian people (p. 23); that no in- is plainly supported by Sirabo and Jusformation is to be got from Muhame- tin: nor do we think that Major Vans dan writers, because there is no rea- Kennedy has made out his concluson to suppose that any ancient histo sion in this point,-" that there are riad was ever translated into either no grounds whatever for supposing that Arabic or Persic, and such writers are the Parthians ever were à Scythian therefore extremely ignorant of all people” (p. 23); because we think events which have taken place in fo- that the ancients only meant that they reign countries (p. 25); that the two were not aboriginal, but were of that ceremonies of the Magi, viz. the Bar- country which they called Scythia, sam, or holding small rods of the ta- and which perhaps we should with marisk in their hands, while sacrific- the same licentiousness call Russia, ing, or reciting prayers, and their co though the nations composing that vering their mouths while standing be- immense empire are evidently distinct fore the sacred fire, were never prac- tribes. tised in any other religion than that of II. Account of a bed of native subZoroaster (pp. 35, 51); and in sum, carbonate of Soda found in Mulwa. that Arsaces or Arshak, who founded By Capt. John Stewart. the Monarchy known by the name of III. Notes respecting the principal Parthian, seventy years after the Mace. remains in the ruined City of Bejupoor, donian occupation, was a Persian, and with traditional accounts of their Orithat his troops and the inhabitants of gin, &c. By Capt. W. H. Sykes. the conquered country were Persian These ruins take date between the also. P. 44.

years 1500 and 1672 of our æra. The Thus it appears that the object of kingdom terminated in 1685, A. D.

is to establish the identity of Arungzebe taking prisoner the last of the Parthians and Persians. The au its Kings, Secunder Adil Shah. The thors used are Strabo, Diodorus Sicu- ruins consist of innumerable domes, lus, Justin, Tacitus, Pliny, and Poly- spires, and buildings. The dome of bius.

the Sooltan Mahomed Shah's tomb Concerning this position we have transmits sound like that of St. Paul's. only to observe, that Parthia was never (P. 57.) considered by the Greeks and Romans

“Over the South door of the tomh, and to have been any other than a province suspeuded by a long chain, is one of those of Iran (Persia) proper, which pro- meteoric stones, the occasional fall of which vince was bounded on the North by bras produced so much surprise and discusHyriania, on the W. by Media, on sion; the natives call it vijlee puttur (lightthe S. by Carmania, and on the E. by ning stone), and suppose it possesses the Aria; but that the inhabitants were property of preserving the building from not of an Aboriginal race, but Scythian being struck by lightning. It hangs too emigrants. (See Sir Will. Drummond's high to be distinctly examined; but viewed Origines, i. 301.) Sir William further with a glass, it has the appearance of a grey

metallic stone." P. 58. observes, that Parthia was the present Erak Agem, a name signifying a coun

It is needless to observe, that specitry of barbarians, which appellation mens of these aerolites may be seen at was not only due to the ancient Par- the British Museum and elsewhere. thians, but is now in a greater degree

At the tomb of Ibrahim Pad Shah, to their modern descendants. (Id. 334 « The windows, instead of lattice or fret-336. He further thinks, that in the work, are composed of Arabie sentences, early ages of the world Iran and India cut out of stone tables, the space between formed only one nation. (p. 361.)– each letter perforating the stone, and adMajor Vans Kennedy will not admit mitting the light...... What is very curious that the Parthians were Scythians, in this tomb is, that the ceiling is quite flat, (see the Memoir, p: 18 seq.) and very made of square slabs of stone without appajustly complains that the term Scythian rent support : over this is a room with a

convex ceiling, but the curvature so slight is the opprobrium of antient writers, as from its vagueness and latitude of raised the admirably proportioned dome."

as to render it almost flat; upon this is application, it never conreys any dis- P. 58. tinct information.” (p. 18.) Sir Will.

“From the angles of the Maitree Kujoos Drummond lays to the charge of Isi- {a gateway and mosque] hang massy stone dore (Orig. 9. 2) the Scythian origin chains, which must have been cut out of

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139 solid blocks, as there are no joinings in the perhaps mock ones, may be scratched links." P. 59.

out of this mere heap of rubbish. It On one lower is a gun of irou bars seems that the sanction of the god was thirty feet long. The ascent is by a shewo “by a conical stone arising out winding ramp outside the tower. P.61. of the earth, and that people of extras

At the tomb of Burec Ali, “the ris- ordinary sanctity buried themselves ing Sun and Moon are badly painted alive in a sitting position.". (p. 67.) on the walls amidst clouds ; doubtless That our Druids were modified Bud. being typical of some event in the hists, has been often asserted, and we King's life.

catch like drowning men at straws, at Aurungzebe's brass gun, mounted any assimilation of stone worship, and on a tower near the Mecca gate, is a the frequent sitting posture of skeletons great curiosity. Four men were put in barrows, though we admit that the into it, and made to sit bending their instances quoted are very litle to the headls. It would require an iron ball purpose. weighing upwards of 2500 pounds. V. On the institution and ceremoSome stone shot were lying near, and nies of the Hindoo Festival of the Dus. they reach higher than the knee of a rah, with a short account of the Kurtall man. It is called Malik-i-meiden radec Brahmins. By Mujor-general (the King of the Plain). Although Sir John Malcolm, G.C.B. and K.L.S. nearly fiftcen feet long, its diameter is This paper gives us an insight into such as to give it the appearance of a what might have been the real mythovast howitzer. The gun was once logy of the æras of the Tower of Bafired; but it ihrew down so many bel, and may serve to convince us that buildings, and frightened so many Bryant's system, which has laid the pregnant ladies into premature labour, foundation of a new school of mythoihat the use of it was interdicted for logy, has no archetype in history. It the future. It was cast by order of appears that the Sami tree was endowAurangzebe, in commemoration of . ed with miraculous properties. Sir his conquest of Bejapoor, and is co John Malcolm says, “ The Sami revered with Arabic sentences in relief, lieves from sin; the Sami destroys foes. explanatory of that event. P. 62. It is the bearer of the vow of Arjoon,

The Caravanseras are of curious con- the beloved object received by Roma.' struction, consisting of long lines of

“ In on

of the learned Wifford's lateral arches “ placed in the manner papers in the Asiatic Researches, the in which the arches of a bridge are, name of Semiramis is stated to be built up at one end, but open at the partly derived from this tree. It is other to the street.” P. 62.

conjectured to be a compound of Sami IV. An Account of the origin of the and Rama, or "he who sports in the Living God at the village of Chincpore Sami tree," and he adduces indeed near Poona. By Capt. W. H. Sykes. from the Pooranas authority for the

This is a legend of miraculous non- etymology. P. 75. sense, evidently fabricated for the pur We refer our readers to various pose of recommending senseless super- oriental writers concerning the mirastition, without even the interest which culous properties ascribed to trees. It a writer for the nursery would think is too write to require further observanecessary to introduce into legends. Lion. Offended gods, it seems, punished the The Dusra, says Sir John (a writer contuinacious, by giving them the whom we hold 'in high respect for belly-ache (sic) (p. 67), a sort of un- judgment and strength of mind), picturesque revenge, which has not

“ Appears to me an allegory, representthe poetical merit of our fairies in their ing the triumph of Virtue over Vice; but, Cinderillas and other wonderful things like all stories in the Hindoo mythology, is which the laughing eyes of the pretiy so crowded with gods and goddesses under pratilers on our knees relate with so various shapes and names, with a multitude much glee. What a fine specimen of of rakush or demons, giants, or monsters of the Bathos! Papa, the fairy turned Tom every description, as to be rendered almost Thumb into the Monument, King Ar- unintelligible.” P. 75. thor into St. Paul's, and his Queen Sir John then gives us an abstract into Westminster Abbey! But this of the legend which contains a history story ends in their all having the sto- of the metamorphoses of Doorgah, mach-ache. Some pearls, however, which, it seems, like our mysteries

and

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