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1825.) Paintings, &c. at Hampton Court, Herefordshire.
19 Five large old paintings of Hamp: mother to Lady Coningsby (ob. 1691). ton Court.
Earl Coningsby in his park, with The Battle of Aghrim in Ireland, Greyhounds, and view of his mansion fought when Earl Coningsby was Lord in the distance. Kneller. Justice of Ireland.
Sir Charles Porter, joint Commis. An original portrait of Henry VII. sioner with Earl Coningsby in Ireland,
Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV. during 1690, and the two following and wife of Henry VII.
years. Copy from Kneller. Henry IV. of France.
Sir William Robinson, knt. Deputy Queen Elizabeth.
to Earl Coningsby when Vice TreaLady Jane Grey.
surer of Ireland. By Kneller. Sir William Fitzwilliam, Lord Mr. Lowndes, Secretary of the Deputy of Ireland, Preceptor to Mary Treasury. Queen of Scots, and father to Phillipa Thomas Williams, a pleasant Fool, wife of Sir Thos. Coningsby (ob. 1599). belonging to his Lordship, who died
Anne (dau. of Sir William, and an. 1687. sister to Sir Henry Sidney, knt.), wife Elizabeth Norbury, cousin-german to Sir William Fitzwilliam, repre- to Earl Coningsby. sented with her right hand on a scull, Mrs. Harford, cousin ; by her covered with an inscription in very father. small characters, probably some moral Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, reflections ; her left caressing a fa- K.B. (ob. 1759); half length. vourite cat. A scull, said to be the Frances Countess of Essex, mooriginal of the painted one, is preserved ther to the present Earl, danghter of and exhibited, and also what is called Sir Charles H. Williams and Lady the helmet of Henry the Fourth, foun- Frances Coningsby (ob. 1759); halt der of the seat, but from the style of its length. ornaments, evidently of the later period In a passage window are three coats of James I. The helmet is of po- of arms of the Coningsby's in stained lished steel, inlayed with gold orna- glass, dated 1614, 1013, 1614, marked ments.
T.R. Barbara, daughter of Ferdinando In the Library is shewn a bloody Gorges, of Eye, co. Hereford, esq. first handkerchief, which Collins in his wife of Lord Couingsby, from whom Peerage thus notices : he was divorced. (Of the Gorges, there “ Thomas Coningsby, esq. (afterwards are some very curious particulars in created Earl) being at the battle of the Lord Coningsby's Case of the Five Boyne in Ireland, was so near his Majesty Hundreds, &c. folio.)
King William the Third, that when the Sir Thomas Southwell, bart. (ob. bullet rising aslant on the King's right 1720) who married Meliora, eldest shoulder took out a piece of his coat, and daughter of Earl Coningsby by his first tore the skin and flesh, Mr. Coningsby imwife; half length.
mediately had the presence of mind to clap Meliora, Lady Southwell (ob.
his handkerchief on the place." 1735-6); half-length.
Visitors are likewise shewn a handA small coloured figure of Thomas some fowling-piece, which Earl CoConingsby, esq. son of Earl C. by his ningsby caused to be made from the first wife, modelled in his lifetime by blades of swords taken from the Rebels his own order, and preserved in a case. at the same battle; on the barrel of This Thomas is reported to have been which the following is inscribed : deficient in his intellects. His Lord
In seventeen hundred and twenty one ship had six children by bis first Lady.
I in the Tower became a Gun; Lady Frances Jones, daughter and
Earl Coningsby, a prisoner there, co-heiress of Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Bespoke and took me to his care, and second wife to Earl Coningsby (ob. And fit I am for Loyal Lords, 1714-15); whole length.
Made of the blades of rebels' swords ; The same lady, by Kneller, at Fit for the noble Earl whose crime the age of 21.
Was speaking Truth in South-sea time. Richard Earl of Cork, great-grand
Traitors, beware, when I'm enlarged, father to both Lord and Lady Coningsby
When he or I shall be discharg'd (ob. 1643).
For this my first and true report The Viscountess Ranelagh, daugh
Pray use me well at Hampton Court. ter of Richard Earl of Cork, and grand A description of the seat I think
Paintings, &c. at Hampton Court, Herefordshire. [July, unnecessary, as it has already been fre Earl Coningsby, 1709; whole quently described; but was induced to length. Kneller. send you the above lines in consequence Laurenee Hyde, Earl of Rochester, of their having been erroneously copied cousin-german to Earl Coningsby, by in some Topographical Works. his mother; three quarter length.
The singular speech, so profuse in Anne Sidney, Lady Fitzwilliam. paths and ungentlemanlike expressions, Lady Margaret Cecil, daughter to mentioned by your correspondent J.A. the Earl of Salisbury, second wife to is preserved in Cole's MSS. (Brit. Mos. Earl Ranelagh (said to have been the vol. xli.); and another curious affair handsomest woman in England, of her respecting a Coningsby, preserved in a time); whole length. letter in vol. xxi. of the saine collection, Elizabeth Countess of Ranelagh, A CONSTANT SUBSCRIBER. daughter to Lord Willoughby, and
mother to Lady Coningsby. In addition to the List here con Richard Earl of Ranelagh, father cluded, we annex an account of soine to the second wife of Earl Coningsby. paintings which may have escaped our Lady Margaret Cecil; half lengih. Constant Reader's observations, but Lady, Coningsby, and Lady Cawere preserved in the curious mansion therine Jones, iwin daughters of Richof Hampton Court, as appears from a ard Earl of Ranelagh by his hrst wife; list taken by Mr. F. Harris of Leo- whole length ; with a black boy minster, about twenty-five years ago, kneeling and presenting a basket of with which we have been favoured by Howers. qur correspondent). A. As the Hamp Lady Margaret Coningsby, eldest ton Couri estate in Herefordshire has daughier of Earl Coningsby, 1750; passed by purchase froin the present half length. Ramsay: Earl of Essex (George Capel Co. Lady Frances Coningsby, youngest ningsby) 'to Richard Arkwright, esq. daughier of Earl Conings by: great changes may have taken place in Lady Coningsby, first wife of Earl the disposal of the pictures, and the Coningsby. notice of the following paintings is Duke of Marlborough, ætat. 60 ; therefore given, as they were originally three quarters length. Kneller. placed there, not as they may be now. General Gwinkle, Earl of Ath
Queen Henrietta Alaria, wife of lone, commanding in Ireland when Charles I, Vandyke.
Earl Coningsby was there; three
quarThe Earl of Essex. Lawrence. ter length. The Countess of Essex. Lawrence. Two daughters of Earl Coningsby,
Major Basset, father of the present by his first wife. Countess of Essex.
Lady Elizabeth Felton, wife of The Countess of Kildare, eldest Sir Thomas Felton, daughter to the daughter to the Earl of Ranelagh, and Earl of Suffolk. Kneller. sister to the Lady Coningsby.
Janies II. Edward IV.
Richard Talbot, Lord Tyrconnel. William III. 1700 ; three quarter
An Old Man, æt. 87, 1704. length, Kneller.
Henry IV. on horseback; a very William III. ; whole length. Knel- large picture. ler.
Old Paintings of Wolf and Poultry Queen Mary, wife of William III. - Peacock and Fowls - Fruit and Kneller.
Flowers-Bear Hunting-Wolf HuntFitzwilliam Coningsby, grandfather ing-Old unknown Family Portraits, to Earl Coningsby.
originals -- and several copies in Cecilia Neville, daughter to Henry crayons, &c. Lord Abergavenny, by Lady Mary Sackville, wife to Fitzwilliam Conings As we consider accurate accounts of by; whole length.
old family Pictures, connected with Lady Lisburne, second wife of noble houses, interesting inatter for Lord Lisburne, brother to Earl Co our pages of record, we should be glad: ningsby's mother; three quarter length. to receive a list of the curious pictures Kneller.
for many years preserved in the ancient. Sir Arthur Loftus, grandfather 10 sea tof the Scudamores, at Home Lacy, Earl Coningsby by his inother's side; Herefordshire, now in the possession of ihree quarter lengih.
very distant branches of the family.
1695.] Painted Glass at Bardwell Church, Suffolk. Since the death of the late Charles remains of other figures of the same Duke of Norfolk, who married into kind, with which the windows of this the Scudamore's house, without issue, church were once richly ornamented. the paintings, as we have been inform- He is represented kneeling upon a ed, are dispersed. Edır.
stool ; his head bare, and surrounded
by a chaplet of small circular orna. Mr. URBAN, Bury, July 3. ments; he wears a long beard and MR
(R. P. Sydney has, I ihink, sug- mustachoes ; bis guipon is ornamented
gested the right answer to my with circles inclosing cinquefoils coquery (pt. i. p. 482), respecting the loured yellow, and its skirt is deeply coat of arms in a window of Bardwell indented in the form of leaves. His Church, Suffolk, and this opinion is limbs are completely cased in plate strengthened by the fact that the cross armour, except at ibe bend of the Tau was not borne by all the branches elbows and knees, the heel, and lower of the Drury family.
part of the foot, which parts are deThe figure in question is not that of lended by mail only; the elbow and Sir William de Berdewell, nor has any knee-caps are of very simple construcpart of it been repaired except the tion, Auted and gilt; bis spurs, which head, which was lost, and has been are yellow, have the shank beat at an replaced by a modern one. It repre- abrupt curve, and inserted into two sents a man kneeling, his hands joined staples or rings fixed to each heel; his in the attitude of prayer; he is habited leri hand is elevated and open, whilst in a guipon adorned with the armorial his right supports a spear. A small tribearings as stated before, and richly angular shield hangs from his neck by diapered; his arins are covered by a narrow strap, bearing, Gules, a goat sleeres of chain mail with black cuffs salient Arg. armed and unguled Or. A studded with yellow, and plate gaunt- very long and broad sword depends lets upon his hands. The original forin froin a highly-ornamented girdle ; and of the helmet was conical, as appeared his helmet, the greater part of which by its profile remaining in the antient is now lost, appears at his side. Above lead-work of the window. A short this figure is a shield of the arms of sword or dagger, with a curiously. Berdewell as before, surmounted by formed hilt, is suspended before him the helmet and crest, viz, on a wreath from a broad ornamented belt passing a goat's head couped Ar. armed Or; round his hips. The other parts of the opposite to which, in the other light of armour are similar to that hereafter de- the window, is a similar shield, helscribed, but without any gilding; his met and crest of Pakenhain, quarterwhite spurs are buckled on in the mo ing, Or and Gules, in the first an dern fashion. A triangular shield of eagle displayed Argent, [it should be the arms before described is placed Vert, another instance of the omission over his head. This shield is painted of that colour.] Sir William married upon a single piece of glass, and there- Isabel de Pakenham, whose effigy profore no confusion of colours can have bably completed the paintings in the arisen from the ignorance or careless, window I am now describing, but of ness of worknen. In the opposite which no trace remains. light of the window is the figure of a All the figures here described were lady kneeling, dressed in a short kind originally ornamented ly small pieces of jacket, with a train of dark purple, of glass, of various colours and forms, and a very richly-ornamented white cemented to the surface of the plain and yellow under-garment; her head- glass; but the cement used has not been dress consists of a coif or veil of white able to preserve thein 10 the present with a yellow border. Above her head time. Upon a careful examination of is a helmet supported by a ragged staff the two defective shields, it is very evimantled Orand'Ermioc, and bearing for dent they were never so ornamented; a crest a mullet of six points Or. These and the only supposition that remains two figures are set in a very rich is, that the artist who executed these ground-work of yellow and blue. pictures was incapable of producing a
The effigy of Sir William de Berde- green. well still remains in another window A coloured print of Sir William's in a very tolerable state of preservation, figure was published in 1805, by Wilbut some small parts having been lost, liam Fowler, of Winterton, Lincolnare now supplied from the mutilated shire.
Ship of Female Fools."
(July, The arms still remaining in their letter notoriety, every sweet and scarce original state in the crockets of the phenomenon-in; short, that at any window are as follow :
time appears in the mighty waters of 1. Brotherton; 2. Azure, an ines- our public auctions, in the preserves cutcheon within an orle of martlets and lakes of private repositories, in the Or; 3. Brotherton, quartering Mow- ponds and wells of bookish individuals, bray ; 4. Hastings, quartering de Va- or in the Billingsgale market of our lence; 5. Lozengy Arg. and Gules, grand trade-sales-all, all, Mr. Urban, probably the coat of Tuddenham. Hoat under the notice of Mr. T.'s cog
For the pedigree of the family of nitive eye, and the feel of his masterly Berdewell see Blomefield's Norfolk, hand, and sooner or later get struck by under West Herling.
his harpoons, inclosed in his nets, and Yours, &c.
J. B. towed off in triumph by his boats.
Ecce signum ! Sir, as Falstaff says.
The moment I had read over the choice Mr. URBAN,
lucubration in your book, page 424, Awards of thirty years in spending signes A snatched up my wiz, hat
, time and money at Book Auctions, it cannot be doubtful to your reflecting
gloves, and cane, and purse, and started
“ As sure as readers whether I may not have en
a gun,” I mentally ejaculated,
" Mr. joyed many a delightiul opportunity I knows all about these female cu
to see and to be seen,” to run up and riosities." And I was right, Sir. In to run down an article of rare or of Mr. T.'s Catalogue for 1820, No.7919, common occurrence, and to experience in all its glory the pride, pomp, and lay sly and snug one of the resplendent circumstance of occasional resolute selon les cing Sens de Nature, com
« La Nef des Folles competition. Aye, Sir, “When Greek posés selon l'Evangille de Monseigneur meets Greek, then comes the tug of Saint Mathieu des cinq vierges qui ne
Of course I cannot but have noticed for the last twelve years the prindent point d'uylle avecques eulx Buonapartean rapidity of progress made pour mettre en leurs lampus." Alas! by Mr. Thorpe, now of Bedford-street, title was there, sure enough; but the
and alack-a-day! friend Sylvanus, the Covent Garden, whose bibliomaniacal prowess is recorded in terms of de prize was sold for something under ten served eulogy in your excellent public pounds principal money! Still, oh!
brave ! cation for May, pp. 423, 424. With your shrewd correspondent Nepos I
Primo ablato, non defuit alter willingly join in bearing witness to Aureus." Mr. T.'s ardour of research, patience
The Nef was sack'd and gone : of pursuit, skill of examination, and Still brilliant on the shelf Jodocus Badius liberality of purchase. By these arts shone !" men live and thrive, batten and fatten, on the spolia opima of recondite lite- very right hand, wherewith I now ad
Yes, my dear Urban, yes! In this In the year of our Lord 1814, dress you, did I hold, and fondle, and Mr. T. was slim and slender; in the tickle, and sport with that beautiful. year 1825, behold the hero of Waterloo little golden fish of matchless fame, sales sleek, stout, and solid; or, in styled Jodoci Badii Ascensii Stulticlassical language, Hor. Sat. 11. 7. 1. 86. feræ Naviculæ, seu Scapha Fatuarum “ Fortis, et in seipso totus teres atque ro- Mulieruin, circa sensus quinque extundus ;”
teriores fraude navigantiuni. At 3. e. saus phrase, in our plain verna- length, impatient to pessess the lovely cular idiom, round and sound.
paragon of “daintie device," I looked The hard-earned renown ensures the up wistfully into Mr. T.'s smiling phy, general success of Mr. T. The feather siognomy, and with gentle mien and which adorns supports his flight; and accent Vland asked the good man a bold indeed must be the champion who certain requisite question, preliminary shall contend with this veteran Archai to rapturous purchase and undisputed opolist, when he throws down the possession. The work contains twentygauntlet in act to buy or barter. Hence four leaves, somewhat broader and comes it that every admired article of handsomer than the soft Sibylline efliterary vertù, every loose fish of black fusions in which Dr. Eady's merits
23 are recorded. I was absolutely amazed, and I do not know whether the writer astounded, thunderstruck, when he be now alive.
A. B. sang or said - I scarcely recollect which“ five guineas!" Not for Mr. URBAN, West Square, July 6. getting the aphorism of Demosthenehi Iished,PY have noticed an anecdote that gold and repentance may be bought too dear, I sighed and looked, tied my of Charles the Second's queen, who is purse-strings, pocketed my cash, and stated to have used, to the king, the left Lais and Corinth in a huff.
coarse vulgar phrase,
“ You lie." BIBLIOTHECÆ al-THORPIANÆ Now, to any Englishman who has MIRATOR.
not resided many years in France, and been in habits of constant and familiar
intercourse with the natives, such an Mr. URBAN,
July 20. THE curious epistle, which i here expression would very probably appear
an unpardonable present to you for insertion in
and rudeness: whereas a person practiyour respectable Miscellany, was actually and seriously written to a friend cally acquainted with the phraseology about eight miles from London. As readily acquit her Majesty of the disa a notable specimen of pedagogic libe graceful imputation, as he can hardly rality, I think it worth preserving; tion, the phrase, "* Vous mentez" (ac
be ignorant, that, in such conversathough I forbear to mention the writer's companied with the appropriate tone name. I likewise, for a very obvious reason, forbear to sign my own, which, nify neither more nor less than, simply,
and look) is occasionally used, to sig. however, as well as my hand-writing,
“ You are joking :" and I have myself is sufficiently known to you.
(during a residence of several years in « Mr. presents his compliments to France) often heard it used in that Mr. ****. He should consider it as a great sense.—The queen, therefore, (who is favour, if he could help him to a person represented as understanding very little perfectly conversant in the Greek language, English) may well be excused for her who could come to **** for three hours unlucky literal translation of “ Vous either upon the Thursday or Saturday after
mentez,” where no offence was innoon, to teach a young Geotleman to read
tended, and none was taken. Demosthenes, Thucydides, and Herodotus, so
I would not, however, be underas he may obtain, not only a perfect know
Vous mentez" is ledge of those Authors, but also a critical stood to assert, that knowledge of that language. Mr. **** not, in general, equally offensive as the will have no objection to the giving a per- English phrase. I only mean that it sod, well qualified, six shillings each time, is sometimes inoffensive in particular his dinner, and tea, provided he can come exactly at two o'clock, and give three clear Yours, &c. J. Carey. hours for study after."
Here, Mr. Urban, is liberality with FLY LEAVES. No. XXVII. a witness ! The “ well-qualified” [From a Correspondent.] redigelar Pohe principal Greke authors, Heshould have a place among your
which and “a critical knowledge' of their
Fly Leaves ;” for ii is actually a porlanguage, is to be generously remune tion of some interesting manuscript rated with about four pence half-penny which a ruthless bookbinder has cona mile of a tiresome walk; coaching verted to that purpose, or rather used being wholly out of the question, and to line the inside of the covers of the additional “ three clear hours” of
“ Howel's Instructions for Forreine study being given into the bargain— Travell, 1642.” gratuitously given - unless we admit
The late Mr. Gilchrist, in his Me. ihe dinner and tea to be an equivalent! moir of Bishop Corbet prefixed to his From such liberality good Lord deliver Poems, has guessed, from the omission us! Yours, &c. B.
of the name of his beloved wife Alicia P. S. Lest conjecture should apply in the prelate's will, that he outlived these remarks to a wrong person, I her, but had no other means of ascerthink it proper to observe, that the taining the fact. This fragment puts letter was written several years since; it out of doubt.