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Education in Greece.
[July, Dignissimo Domino Dri Corbel,
“Among the most interesting events Ædis Christi Decano.
to which the attention of the Christiani Calendissime Patrone,
and the Philanthropise has been of late Scripsi Epitaphium, meg fortasse ipsius directed, those which have recently oce calamo, tuo certè oculo indignum ; ideoque curred in Greece hold a distinguished longâ indignissimum eâ quâ optimæ uxori place. That country, once the most consecrasti memoria. Habes itaque aun renowned in the annals of civilization, quod merito quidem debeo, sed quod mo the fountain-head of literature, and destè possum, ne taus magna etiarasi vera, jactantiæ similis evaderet. Tuum erit acci- completely overwhelmed by insading
arts, and science, after having been pere, ignoscere, corrigere, uti meum erat barbarians, and after ages of severe sufannuam, illud etiam ad te mittam ; si quid fering, has again arisen from its deper me expungi minui vel augeri velis, illud gradation, , full of hope and proinise. simul ac rediero, quod brevi erit, sedulò That people, whose ancestors received enitar.
the maxims of our holy religion from In Dominam Aliciam Corbet the lips of its earliest Apostles, after Epitaphia.
being oppressed for centuries, has again Nolo scribere, Pictor est Poeta. been adinitted to the free exercise of animi seribit cognata in corpore forma their Christian faith, and to the free
and unmolested worship of the God of Lilia si tumulo crescant, tibi lilia cedent their fathers. Quantum viventi mortis in ore color.
But whether the present situation of Nil æque viveum nisi virtus, sed tua virtus
Greece be contrasted with its former Qua nec jam sentit castius urna gelu.
intellectual glory or its religious priviNi labem mors argueret, sine labe fuisse Ila tibi labes unica posse mori.
leges, the degradation which a longAlias.
enduring despotism has introduced must
awaken the strongest desire in every Horruit Aliciæ meus pura et nescia labis Peccato similes corpore ferre notas,
henevolent heart to counteract and reSeque fuga eripuit ; ridet nunc gloria morbus, move its baneful influence. To secure Štellis pro maculis membra referta micant. and to perpetuate the blessings of freeAlias.
dom, ignorance and superstition must Altum marmoreo quiesce lecto;
be superseded by knowledge, judiMors tantum ulterior gradus quietis,
ciously applied, and by that education Quam dum vixeris antea inchoasti.
which can eradicate the causes and the Vicisti vigil innocentiorum
consequences of a devastating inisrule. Somnos et proba dormiens sepulchra. To England, then, - to England, Sic pacem ætheream præoccupasti, great in her means of benevolence, and Ut dicas, EGO PERGO, NON QUIESCO. mighty in her philanthropic influence,
this interesting country turns, and imBishop Corbet married about 1625 plores assistance to carry forward the to Alicia, only daughter of his fellow good work of improvement. It is oor collegian Dr. Leonard Huiton. The duty to answer the appeal: and it canoffspring of this marriage were, a not but be a matter of high satisfacdaughter named Alice, and a son born tion to reflect, that we nay thus be the 10th November 1627. As Dr. enabled to pay to the children of Greece Corbet was elected Bishop, of Oxford
some portion of the debt we owe to in July 1629, and we find him ouly their illustrious progenitors. addressed as Dean of Christchurch in
That, in order to act with effect the letter prefixed to these tributes to
upon the human mind, education must the memory of his wife, her death combine itself with the truths and must have happened previous to that with the sanctions of the Gospel, can election.
S. W. SINGER.
hardly be doubted by those who have
watched the growth and the aberration Mr. URBAN,
July 15. of the moral feeling; and, in this perTHE following animated Appeal suasion, it is deemed of the highest im
portance that a knowledge of the Holy the Publick, from the British and Scriptures should be an object of the Foreign School Society, on the subject most prominent attention. of Education in Greece.
To form the heart, and to regulate
the life-to fit men for the discharge + The shears of the book-binder have of their personal and their relative ducarried away a word and a line here. ties—to create a spirit of private and
This recently been addressed to
25 of public virtue ;-in a word, to raise vidential circumstances has led to this the human character to its highest country; and has more recently adstandard, religious instruction will be mitted as Scholars, seven lads brought found the most efficient, or, in truth, over by Captain Blaquiere, together the only instrument: and if the state with a young man, their companion, of barbarisin, into which a great mass whom they contemplate, training as of the Greek population has been Schoolmaster. Of these lads only a plunged, be contrasted with the extra- part are likely to be prepared for Teachordinary aptitude which has been uni- ers; the others are destined for various formly exhibited by those to whom the employments; but their education in blessings of education have been com- England, if rightly directed, inay have municated, the highest possible encou an important influence on their counragement will be found for our exer- trymen; not only in cementing the tions—the most satisfactory security future friendly alliance of the two for our ultimate, our great success. countries, but in advancing the moral
“Though, among the highest classes improvement of Greece. The School of Greece, the preliininary forms of Society have also printed in the modern instruction have been generally and Greek, both in the book and sheet widely extended, -and of late years form, the Scripture Lessons used in men have appeared to purify the lan- their Central Schools. guage, and to revive the literature of “In taking a more comprehensive their country,- yet the want of any view of the means to be adopted in general system of education, arising promoting the establishment of Schouls first from the intolerable severity of in Greece, the Committee of the Turkish oppression, and, secondly, British and Foreign School Society from the terrors and anxieties of a de- have seen that, however strongly consolating war, has left the mass of the nected with the object for which they people in a state of lamentable igno- were associated, it was utterly imposrance. The present moment appears sible for them, with their present lipeculiarly favourable for attempuing to mited resources, to ineet the expences establish among them plans of exten- needful to be incurred in the promosive good. Several philanthropic So- tion of these plans. The instruction cieties have sprung up at Nauplia, of Masters and Mistresses in this counAthens, and Missolonghi; and pos- try; their passage to and from Engsessing some peculiar facilities for car- land; the printing of elementary spellrying our plans into complete opera- ing, reading, and arithmetic lessons for tion, we only look to the sympathy and the schools; and various articles of encouragement of the British public school-furniture, will call for funds of to enable us to confer the highest and considerable annount. And in a counthe most lasting benefit on the people try where little or no provision for of Greece.
reading in the vernacular tongue is “ Already the British and Foreign already made, it will be necessary School Society has directed its atten- immediately to follow up these efforts tion to the claims of Greece. Two by a series of instructive and improving Cypriot youths, redeemed from slavery, reading in a cheap form, adapted to the were sent to England in 1823, and at capacities of children. the expence of private benevolence “Through their 'Treasurer, the Comhave been educated at the Central mittee have already opened a commuSchool in the Borough Road, and nication with the Members of the Irained as Masters: the elder left for Greek Government; and from this Morea a few months since, in com source, as well as from personal interpany with a gentleman, who, from course with the Greek Deputies now motives of sincere benevolence, is gone in London, they feel assured of the to that country to devote himself to the most cordial co-operation, cause of education :- the establishment “In an effort, ihus made, to advance of a School on the British System, at the cause of Christianity, by promoting the seat of Government, would be the a religious education founded on the first object of their attention.
principles of Holy Scripture, in a “The Society has since taken on its country where the Christian religion Establishment, to train as Masters, two has so long been oppressed, the Comother Greeks, whom a series of provi- mittee trust that they shall be supported GENT. Mag. July, 1825.
[July, by the friends of religion and truth; hook in its unfinished state. The late and they cannot believe that this ap- Duke of Norfolk had an interesting peal will be made in vain.
seat near Hereford, by marriage with " Whether we look backward in ad. the heiress of the ancient house of the miration of the past or around us to Scudamores, and often made it his contemplate the vast field which is summer residence. At Holme Lacey open to our present exertions mor be- Pope wrote his celebrated eulogy on fore us to anticipate the regeneration the character of John Kyrle, “The of a country, whose mountains and Man of Ross." Since the decease of plains, whose forests and rivers, whose the Duchess, who was insane, and towns and villages are associated with died in her family mansion, Holme the most interesting and the most sa- Lacey has been occupied for a few cred recollections, - sve feel persuadel months in the year by General Burr, that we shall be assisted to carry for one of the claimants in possession of ward the good work we have proposed. the large estates of that branch of the In that confidence we would again Sendainores, and descended from the orge the claim upon the public bene- last Visconnt of the name. solence; and we trust that under the As I passed through the city of HereDivine blessing we shall be permitted ford, after a long absence from it, I 10 see in the moral improvement of was much pleased with the great imGreece the noblest return for generous provements made there within these assistance, the best and the highest few years, particularly the new Courts recompense for all our exertions." of Justice, with their chaste Doric
portico, designed by Smirke; the
handsome and commodious corered Mr. URBAN, Islington, July 12. Market-place (the market having been FOR POR some years I have read with formerly held in the open streets); the
pleasure your articles upon anti removal of a row of old shops in the quarian subjecis. Time has not cooled centre of the city occnpied by butchers attachment to favourite pursuit,
(not quite completod); and the geneand as your pages are generally perused and houses ; the County Gaol, its ma
ral improved appearance
of the streets by all lovers of topography, 1 venture to throw out a hini that may catch nagement, classification of prisoners, the attention of gentlemen capable and working system, revived with efof acting upon it for the benefit of sect after some years of discontinuance, others and their own gratification.
speak forcibly of the excellent atI have lately returned from visiting rangements of the magistracy, and are one of the niost delightful provinces very creditable to their superintendfor fertility and beautiful scenery,—the The great alterations in the county of Hereford, -—a county endeared
Cathedral; the removal of the un10 me by family lies and early recol- sightly, dingy coat of paint from the Jections, and on inquiring there if the stalls in the choir, and restoring the " Collections towards the History and fine old oak to its natural colour by Antiquities of the County of Hereford, cleaning and varnishing; with the by John Duncumb, M.AP" were likely beautifully painted glass window (by to be completed, I was told that the Backlei), over the communion table death of the late Duke of Norfolk, by (recently put op), equally delighted ine. whose patronage the work was pub- Mr. Brilon, I can venture to predict, lished, had aliogether put a stop to its will find this not the least interesting continuation. Why ihis should be portion of his useful labours on our the case is not so apparent, as the Cathedral Antiquities. Several new reverend author is still living, and monuments have been erected, one there are certainly many gentlemen of to the memory of an old friend, well the county who would gladly support
known to many of your Oxford such an undertaking. The first vo
readers : lume appeared so long ago as 1804,
M.S. HENRICI FORD, I.C.D. Aulæ S. Maand part of the second in 1812; since riæ Magdalenze Principalis, necnon linguiæ that period nothing has been done to- Arabicæ apud Oxonienses Prælectoris ; et wards the printing of another portion- hujus Ecclesiæ Cathedralis Canonici Resia circumstance to be regretted by those dentiarii : cui literis haud mediocriter imwho, like myself, bave purchased the buto præcipuæ laudi contigit, qud Eöas
27 liaguas feliciter ercolaerit. Vir moribus than that in “Gough's Topography;" simplex præstans ingenii; multis ille qui- but it is remarkable that no account is dem Hebilis ; nulli quam conjugi et natis given of the compiler's own collection, debilior. Occidit Oxoniæ Julii xxvi anno ihough they are often referred to in Domini MDCCCxju, ætatis LXI.
the subsequent pages. The stores in In my Hereford tour I purchased a the Harleian MSS. are classed aceordlittle book, "A Walk through the ing to their contents by the numbers City, by J. P. Wright,” 12.no. 1819; of the printed catalogue, but the Heia p. 45, (in a notc,) is this remark, refordshire papers in Cole's MSS. in which I transfer to your pages :-" for the Museum, are not mentioned, this and some other valuable particu- though both numerous and curious. lars we are indebted to the kindness The labours of the Record Commitof Mr. T. Allen, jun. of this city; the Lee are properly appreciated ; for more collections of this gentleman of tradi- valuable books of authority to the antions, relics, books, and manuscripts tiquary and historian than those pubrelating to the history and topography lished by order of Parliament under of this county have perhaps never been this Commission, have never appeared equalled; and the public will learn in any country; and the public inoney with pleasure that, with all these ad- cannot be applied to more useful purvantages before him, he is now en poses than the preservation, by printing, gaged in the composition of a bistory of such authentic documents of real of his native county." The gentle history. The Catalogue of Books, &c. man alluded io, as I understood, has begins with p. 1, and is arranged under left Hereford some time ago to reside the following heads, which serves as in London, and nothing further than an index to the work: “ General Histhe announcement of ihe projected tory of the County, l; Agriculture, work has appeared; but a literary Cider, &c. of the County, 3; Miscelfriend (whose library has many., a
lanies relating to the County, 9; Histempting black-letter gem and lib. tory of the City, 15; Miscellanies rerariss.) has just shewn me a curious lating to the City, 17; Additions to and laborious publication, and one of Hereford Miscellanies, 37; History of no inconsiderable rarity, illustrating Leominster, 38; Leominster MiscelHerefordshire, which proves how well 'lanies, 39; Ross, Archenfield, Wye, qualified the author is for the task &c. 46; Ledbury Miscellanies, 53; he has undertaken. As your pages Miscellanies and History relating to preserve many valuable notices of scarce the various parts of Herefordshire, 54 ; books, and from its being the first Herefordshire Biography, 61; Clerical attempt, on an extended scale, of the Miscellanies and Herefordshire Serkind, hitherto printed, for any countynons, 65; Maps and Plans, 73, Prints in England, I am induced to give you illustrative of the Antiquities, Scenery, an - account of the volume. It is an &c. of Herefordshire, and references octavo volome of 132 pages, printed to Books containing information relaton very thick writing paper. Only 25 ing to the County, 77; engraved Porcopies were printed, and none, as my
traits of Persons connected with the friend was informed, were disposed County of Hereford, Natives, Resiof but by gift. The title reads thus, dents, &c. 93 ; Acts of Parliament re“Bibliotheca Herefordiensis ; or a De- lating to various parts of the County of seriptive Catalogue of Books, Pamph- Hereford, 99: Addenda, &c. 113, to lets, Maps, Prints, &c. &c. relating to 119; Index.” the County of Hereford: Compiled This mass of references carefully by John Allen, jun. Hereford: Printed brought together, will greatly facilitate by J. Allen, High Town, 1821.” the progress of a future writer on this After a short notice that the titles of county, a knowledge of what has al. the principal books and pamphlets 'ready been done being a material point are correct transcripts, where access gained, in fact almost half the battle to the original work could be obtained, won; and it is to be hoped that other p. vi. xii. contain “Introductory Re- counties may find persons equally marks,” in which all the known MS. zealous in investigation on a similar collections towards a history of the plan, with the same leisure and opCounty are recorded. This is a more portunity of research possessed by the perfect and better arranged analysis indefatigable collector for Hereford
(July, shire. Long residence, and acquaint. (which, by those who have read them, ance with county affairs, and a real I understand, are highly valuable.) liking for such pursuits, must concur This volume of Tracts and two voin an individual, before such a labo- lumes of Sermons, were all that he rious task would be undertaken or published during his life; his son, completed. Nearly half a century ago after his death, published an " Essay I remembered this gentleman's father on Redemption," written by his father. (now retired from business,) the prin Dr. Thos. Balguy published only cipal bookseller in the county, and the two volumes of Sermons, which his information thus obtained of all local nephew, Dr. Drake, Vicar of Rochpublications, has evidently not been dale, after his death re-printed, and ilırown away on the compiler of the prefixed a short Memoir of his uncle. “ Bibliotheca Herefordiensis.” That I had the pleasure of spending a the projected history alluded to in the week in the summer of 1813 under the “ Walk through Hereford,” is still in hospitable roof of the late Dr. Drake; progress for the press, and that the and when there, he shewed me a seremaining parts of the Rev. Mr. Dun- ries of letters from Warburton to Balcomb's Collections (long a desidera- guy, which I should think would fill tum,) will eventually be published, is a moderate sized octavo; they gave much desired by your correspondent, strong proofs of Warburton's powerful and doubtless by others.
mind, and of his warm friendship for Yours, &c. S. X. Hurd and Balguy. Hurd and Balguy
were intimate friends at college, and
Hurd introduced Balguy to WarburKingston, near Bridge Mr. URBAN,
ton. Town, Barbados, May 2.
Balguy was of too meek and
he SUBIO UBJOINED are extracts which retiring a mind to seek preferment;
will show the profligate conduct refused a Bishopric, though not exof Lauder after he quitted England, actly in the way mentioned in your and also determine the exact time of Supplement. I will relate it as near his decease. That he continued his
as I can in the words of his nephew. “ I have every reason to be “ My uncle's eyes were weak, and lieve until then ; though the report of he had besides a squabble with one his having a natural son by a negro Nott, an officer in the Cathedral, about woman, upon enquiry, I find is un the repairs of it. One night he was founded.
awakened by his servant bringing him I have had an opportunity of seeing a note; looking at the bottom of it, and your last Supplement, and 'I am now seeing, as he thought, the word Nott, writing entirely from memory, in order he hastily bade the servant go away, to correct some errors which have and he would answer it in the morn
ing. The servant shortly returned and Sir P. Meadows is wrong in ascrib- informed him that the messenger was ing one of the portraits of his ances sure he had not read the letter. Upon tors to Richard Graves, who wrote more attentively looking, he saw it was concerning Egypt; the learned author signed North, and contained an offer of the “ Pyramidographia,” “ Account of the Bishopric of Gloucester, then of the Grand Seraglio, &c. having vacant by the death of Warburton. He Aourished in the reign of Charles II. still sent away the messenger, saying and whose works were collected and he would send an answer in the mornpublished by Dr. Birch. This was long ing, which answer was declining the before the period the gentleman to
offer." whom Sir P. Meadows refers flourish “The Bishopric of Gloucester," said ed; and besides, the name is spelt with my uncle to me in relating the story, an e, Greaves, who died in 1731, aged " had cost me one night's rest. I was 51.
determined it should not cost me anAs to the communication relative other;" and upon my looking a little to the Rev. John Balguy and Dr. Thos. out of heart, he said, “Come, come, Balguy, the latter was, if I recollect my lad, I considered that, and there right, not the author of the “ Divine was nothing good I could give you.” Benevolence asserted,” but the Rev. Halifax succeeded Warburton as John Balguy; it is contained in a vo. Bishop of Gloucester, and was afterTume of Tracts on similar subjects, wards Bishop of St. Asaph, which