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MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.

nh, remarks, “ that on the font in St. ard Earl of Arundel," given in the pedigree Martin's, Ludgate, is the following Greek of Howard, Duke of Norfolk, in Mr. Huninscription : NIYON ANOMHMA MH

ter's Hallamshire, p. 100, where it is stated MONON OYIN. This, it will be ob that she died on the 24th of May, 1654. served, may be read either backwards or for A. Z. enquires in what year Sir Edward wards. m. inquires whether it is to be Dineley, of Charlton Castle, Worc. knighted found elsewhere?-We answer, that we by Charles II. in 1684, died, and the place have no doubt it was a motto frequently in of his interment? Whether he did not die scribed on fonts, and can supply him with without leaving male issue, and thereupon another example ; namely, on the lofty spiral the title and estates did not descend to Sir cover of the funt at Worlingworth Church, Edward Goodere? How did the latter heSuffolk, as appears in the engraving pub come the inheritur ? When did he die, Jished by Vertue in 1753.

and where buried ? Upon the death of Sir The piece with the band on one side, and Edward Goodere, the title and estates decross on the reverse, of which a drawing is volved upon his elder son, then living, John sent by C. D. is certainly not a coin. We Goodere, who took the name of Dineley. take it to be a counter, and the metal pro Sir John Dineley was murdered by his brobabiy brass, but for what purpose such ther Captain Goodere at Bristol, in 1740, pieces were struck it is difficult to form an

and leaving no issue, the title became extinct. opinion ; though most probably for reckon- John Fuote, esq. of Truro, a nephew of Sir ing counters, or for cards. The piece is pro- J. Dineley, became the purchaser of the bably not of great antiquity, perhaps about estates under the will of his uncle, and took two centuries old. Such pieces are not the name of Dineley." valued by Collectors.

P. P. would be thankful for information lo answer to R. G. we have good autho where to obtain a certificate of the marriage sity to state, that “ The coif, hood, and of Captain Henry Berkeley (brother to Lord cap of mail are anterior in point of date to Berkeley), with Dorothea Bridgeman, dauglithe camail, which was introduced in the ter of Sir John Bridgeman. Caplain Henry time of Edw. II. The coif is a covering Berkeley was one of the confidential Lieufor the head and ncok, opening on one side, tenants in King Charles's Army of Array, and fastened with a strap of leather, as in and was killed in the skirinish which took the monumental efigy at Gloucester, pre- place the day before the battle of Worcester. tended to represent Robert Duke of Nor The place of his interment, and any particumandy; the capuchon or hood was for the lars respecting him, will be received with same purpose, but large enough to allow the gratitude. head to pass through the aperture for the E. B. requests information respecting face, that it might rest on the shoulders, as the family of Rutt, he believes of Camin the instance of the effigy of Rous, in the bridgeshire, from the reign of Henry Vill. Temple church ; and the cap was a mere to Elizabeth, covering for the head. The camail, so called D.O. will thank any of our bibliographical from its resemblance to the tippet of camel's friends to inform him, whether the translahair, was a guard for the neck, attached by a tions of Pliny and Erasmus, mentioned in cord to the basinet, which was a conical the letter from Edmund Curle to Dr. White skull-cap of steel, and these were worn from Kennet, Bishop of Peterborough (see Litethe time of Edward II. to that of Henry IV, rary Gazette, Feb. 5, p. 88), were ever pube inclusive."

lished ; and likewise, whether the letter E. M. says, “ T. T. (p. 317) is right in from the Bishop of Carlisle to Humphrey the Yorkshire term of leathering or tanning Wanley (ibid. p. 89), was not written by his hide ; as I well remember, when a boy, a Bishop Nicolson, and not Bishop Newlon, speech made from one to another in playing as there stated. The saine Correspondeat at Schoolmasters:

must excuse our inserting the “ eccentric Sirrah, my son, thou hast vo grace, epitaphs" he has transmitted : the more Thou hast transgressed before my face ; valuable matter he promises from the samo And if thou dost not mepd thy manners, source will be acceptable, if not already in print. The skin of thy -- shall go to the tanner's ; The contributions of X. M. O. will be And if the Tanner does not make good leather, acceptable. His present communication is Thou and the Tanner shall be hanged to omitted solely in consequence of an article gether;

on the same subject being printed in the And if that day should never come,

current Nuniber. Thou shall be hauged when all's done." ERRATA.-P. 478, b. 1, read Hon. Mrs.

CLIONAS (last vol. p. 482) will find the Cox; 10, read Hon. Mary Prittie ; 31, read dete of the death of « Alithea, youngest daughter of the late Fred. Trench, esg daughter and co-heiress of Gilbert 7th Earl and sister, &c.-P. 648, a. 11, for Greece of Shrewsbury, and widow of Thomas How read France

THE

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

JULY, 1825.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS,

July 1.

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SIR WALTER SCOTT AND THE SCOTTISH Novels. Mr. Urban,

tale was written, is absurd, because it SHORT time ago it was inci- bears a' relation to the tale itself, and Bull" newspaper, that Sir Walter Sco the heroine, Lady Edith Plantagenet, had twice publicly declared himself, as she herself informs us directly after. not to be the Author of Waverley. As And yet can we suppose that Sir Walthis intimation may have "staggered ter would so servilely follow the text, 'the faith" of many true believers, I as to change the verse, metre, length think it my duty to contribute all I of the feet, &c. according, as Richard can to clear up their doubis, and prove remarks, to these changes. We must that the chivalric poet is the writer of then suppose that Sir Walter wrote the Scottish Norels.

both the prose and poetry of that chapThe two anecdotes referred to are ter. Yet it is connected with all the these. Our present Monarch, when others, and is extremely well written. Regent, directed a plate of fruit to be Why then cannot he' who writes a carried from his table" 10 the Author part, write a whole?—That chapter of Waverley.". They were instantly preserves the character, &c. of Cour taken to Sir Walter Scott, then in de Lion, and all the characters introLondon, who culled a few of the in- duced, as well as any of the others. ferior fruits, and declared himself un But, perhaps, it may be objected worthy of more. From this it is, for- that there may be coadjutors more near sooth, inferred that he merely wrote to Sir Walter Scott than those above the poetry which is scattered here and mentioned. Let us examine. Report there in the tales, and had no connec ascribes the authorship to three differtion with the other part. But may ent persons,-a Bishop of the Church not this anecdote rather intimate that of Scotland, and Mr. and Mrs. Thohe is so modest as to consider himself mas Scott, whom it states to be resid. unworthy of any great reward, and ing in America.

We have already thus refuse the valuable gift so sent examined the claims of the two latter. him. Besides, the poetry of the novels Let us now consider the "right and is so inseparably connected with the title" of the episcopal dignitary. "The text, that ihe two authors (if there are Bishop" seems to exist merely in inja. two) must evidently be near and inti- gination ; for bis diocese is never menmately acquainted with one another. tioned, even by those who pretend to Yet report ascribes no such constant know much about it. But let us ask, acquaintance to any writer whom it would one of the clerical character des has named as the Anthor of Waverley, scribe such ferocious brutes as we find but rather places them at a distance in the third volume of the Pirate, or from Sir Walter, even so far off as be use such language as that of Triptole. yond the waters of the Atlantic. Could mus Yellow

ley in the same work, iwo persons thus separated write the when he is found by Magnus Troil in .. Bloody Vest" in "The Talisman," a wretched hut? Certainly not. Who just published, and the text which en is this Bishop? If any one can tell virons it? To suppose that the poem me, I will peruse his sermons (if pube was sent over 10 America before the lished), and can then easily decide by

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Sir Walter Scott, and the Scottish Novels. (July, the style if he be or be not the “GREAT ordinary publications are produced ; UNKNOWN." The same objectious but this circumstance, which is no which apply to the Bishop apply 10 proof at all for them, is one of the Mrs. Thomas Scott, supposing her to greatest in favour of the general opibe near enough to write the Novels. nion, For they assert it impossible

Let us now proceed to the second that one man should in so shori a time anecdote. At a meeting at which Sir write so much and so well, -and so Walter Scott took the chair, a mem- indeed it is to all but one author of the ber proposed the health of the Author day, and that author is Sir Walter of Waverley. The chairman observed Scott, who in one year edited Sir that he “ had not the honour of know- Ralph Sadler's State Papers, and all ing that gentleman, but that as he the Poetical Works of the voluminous came to him so strongly recommended, Anne Seward, and wrote the admirahe would willingly drink his health." ble poem of " The Lady of the Lake.” This is by a great many regarded as a Two arguments still remain, the fat denial of the Authorship. How- last of which must convince every one ever it may be to their minds, that it is who has not determined not to be connot in the writer of the Scotch Novels' vinced. opinion, can be easily proved, and it

In 1823 appeared“Military Memoirs will thus be made an additional proof of the great Civil War, being the MiliFOR and not against me. In Ivanhoe, tary Memoirs of John Gwyline,”. &c. 'vol. I. when the hero is asked concern- avowedly edited by the Bard of Maring Ivanboe, he replies, that he “does mion. In this work, before unpubnot know him." Ivanhoe, as all the lished, we find several incidents de'readers of that excellent romance must tailed which are met with nowhere know, is a mirror of honour and else but in the notes 10 Sir Walter knighthood,-consequently, the author, Scott's Poems, and (alluded to en pasin assigning him this speech, means sant) in the Waverley Novels!! Sir no blot upon his character, and thus Walter had been a long time their the sentence merely intimates that he

sole possessor. did not know himself, as a man is com My last argument has been anticimonly said not to know himself. Ergo pated in a note to “WALLADMOR." -Since the Author of Waverley thinks Ir Sir Walter be not the real author of an evasion not dishonourable, which these Novels, most certainly, knowing Sir Walter Scott afterwards publicly them to be generally ascribed to him, uses (who is strongly suspected to be he would ere now, as a gentleman and the Author of Waverley), that is an a man of honour, have disavowed the additional proof that he is so.

connection. If he is not the author, As we have now (we flatter our and still suffers the public to believe selves) successfully answered the ob the contrary, he is one of the meanest jections raised by ihese two anecdotes, men that ever breathed. The only are we shall proceed to more general proofs gument that can be brought against that Sir 'Walter Scott is the “Great this is, that he is bound by some Unknown.” One of the strongest is promise not to reveal what he knows the resemblance of the style, phrases, of the matter. Indeed, if this had &c. used in the Poems to those found never been asserted, I should have in the Novels. The singular and un rested my cause on this single part of grateful word "undid” is common in my present letter. Goth, as well as the curious phrase I should be much obliged, Mr. Ur. * louted” for “ bowed.”

ban, if you would insert any arguments “To Rokeby next he louted low,

that can be brought against this letter, Then stood erect his tale to show."

and remain
Rokeby, Canto 41. Your CONSTANT READER,

OLD ADMIRER,
This is ased in the excellent

poem

AND New CORRESPONDENT, of the “ Bloody Vest" in the “Talisinan." This similarity of phrase also disproves the absurd assertion, that the Scottish Novels are written by different

Mr. URBAN,

July 2. authors. The principal argument in ITERATURE is to me the

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On Cheap Periodical Literature. that sweetens life; therefore I read, sal characteristic of the uninformed. with a feeling of deep interest, the va It may be urged that strong excitement luable article in your Part i. p. 483, is necessary to create a taste for readon the “ Midor Periodicals of the ing, which will afterwards subside Day.”_"Writers of genius," says the into a more rational channel. But I Abbe Raynal, “ are born magistrates am old enough to remember the effect of their country;" and your Corre- which followed the publication of that spondent has done well to direct the daring and erratic production of genius, attention of that worshipful body to a “The Monk;" and I know that it matter so pecaliarly within their juris- gave birth to an insatiable thirst for diction as the nature and present state that dangerous species of composition, of a department of literature which which was met by an inmense suppromises to influence the general as- ply from the circulating libraries and peet of society, and to effect, more pamphlet shops. The chief consumers immediately, an important alteration of this kind of manufacture were the in the character, moral and intellectual, fair sex; and sad was the havoc which of the working classes. The utility it made upon the nervous system. The of their particular vigilance in this hapless maiden would banquet upon case is forcible and obvious. When these supernatural horrors, till she ber the cultivation of Literature is extend- came as tremblingly alire to every ed into districts which have laid fallow breath of sentiment as was the fame since the origin of letters, it is rational of the midnight taper, by which she to expect that the product will be gross consumed her health and time, to the and redundant, and that the tares will slightest iropulse of the air. Like ihe demand a laborious and persevering effect of ardent spirits upon the phy. eradication.

sical powers, they enervate instead of It is well known that the hordes of enlarging and strengthening the mind. Parnassus have always “pressed against Imaginative and supernatural tales the means of subsistence,” as Malthus of terror are not the only staple of our would say, but, of late, the excess of current Literature. The's horrible realipopulation, notwithstanding the vast ties,” the revolting facts, which stain increase of demand, has become truly the history of our species, are set forth awful. Indeed I ow sometimes in- in all their ghastly attraction. The clined to think thai the converse of Newgate Calendar has not only been Pope's position, that

ransacked, but republished entire, in “Ter judge, wrong for one who writes the young student in the “ proper study

a cheap form, for the edification of amniss,”

of mankind.” I think I need not would hold good at the present time. point out the pernicious consequences But we are nearly all writers and cri- of dus bringing forward in so promitics now, and the temptation to cule nent a manner, uncontrasted, unrepidity is proportionably strong. The lieved, and unsoftened, the most dis& Children of the Muses," I fear, are gusting trails of humanity. 100 often driven to unworthy means Another error in these works, very for the support of themselves and their inimical to correct thinking, is a con. offspring. I will not now enter into tempt for authority and authenticity, the state of criticism which would lead which generally marks their selections. me beyond the compass of your pages; Forgotten legends, old wives' tales, esbut I cannot help remarking that ihe tablished history, impuden: impostures

, identity of critic and author is not and fanciful invention, are all indissery favourable to the growth of inielcriminately mixed together, and “sent lect, and that the facility of meeting forth without a name :” thus affording with a “friend in the line,” ready, the reader no means of judging and with a siew to an "interchange of ci- comparing, and storing his memory vilities,” to give the literary bantling a with real and with correct information. favourable introduction to the world, A splendid exception to this comis not likely to promote the increase of plaint is to be found in Mr. Hone's good taste and sound judgment.

Every-Day Book,” which is, in fact, The besetting sin of the cheap pub- no every-day book. Your Correspondlications appears to me to be a desire to ent justly observes, that he has not pander to that appetite for novelty and scrupulously adhered to the plan laid the marvellous, which is the univer- down in his prospectus; but his book

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