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1925.] St. Columb.-Sir Thomas Wilson's Epistola.
205 repositories of learning is strikingly il- this paper without transcribing an exlustrated by the present parsonage house tract from one of the unpublished maat St. Columb. This ancient building nuscripts of the late Dr. Borlase, on is quadrangular, and surrounded by a the Cornish families. The works of moat; it is therefore necessary to cross that gentleman, both as an historian a bridge, in order to reach the porch*. and naturalist, are truly valuable; but Mr. Whitaker thus enumerates the they cannot convey a sentiment more several apartments :
honourable to his memory than that “The Rector's parlour and school-room, contained in the following passage: on the left of the entrance, now form a par- “ It is a melancholy reflection to look lour, kitchen, and pantry; the three dor- back on so many great families as have formitories for the Rector, Deacon, and pu- merly adorned the county of Cornwall, and pils, which are approached by a stone stair- are now no more. The most lasting have case to the chamber over the porch, have only their seasons more or less, of a certain become servants' bed-rooms; the hall on constitutional strength ;-they have their the right is now a parlour and lobby; the spring, and summer sunshine glare, their State bed-room for the reception of eccle- wane, decline, and death; they Xourish and siastical dignitaries, and the spacious and shine, perbaps for ages; at last they sicken, indoubted chapel of the whole are both apo their light grows pale, and, at a crisis when proached by the grand staircase ; the for- the offsets are withered, and the whole stock mner has been altered into two stories, the is blasted, the whole tribe disappears, and latter is become a drawing room."
leaves the world as they have done CornSt. Columb is the most considerable wall. There are limits ordained to every town in the hundred of Pyder ; the pa- thing under the San ;-man will not abide rish is a large one, and contains seve
in honour,-of all human vanities, family ral villages. A market and fair were
pride is one of the weakest.—Reader ! go granted in the 6th of Edw. III. (1333) Life, where the page fails not, nor the title
thy way,-secure thy name in the Book of io Sir John Arundel of Lanherne. alters nor expires ; —leave the rest to heralds The windows of the Church were ela- and the parish register." borately adorned with painted glass, Yours, &c.
T. H. bearing a representation of St. Columba with a dove in her hands, in allusion Mr. URBAN,
July 1. to her name; but they were all destroyed in 1760 by the explosion of a
R. DIBÚIN in his “ Library MR.
Companion,” p. 588, tells us, barrel of gunpowder kept in the rood speaking of Sir Thomas Wilson and loft; an accident attributed to the his writings, that “his slender little carelessness of school-boys, three of volume, entitled 'Epistola de vitâ et whom unfortunately, perished. Ren-obitu duorum fratrum Suffolciensium, frey Arundel, who died in 1310, made Henrici et Caroli Brandon,' 1552, 4to, considerable additions to the Church, is a volume to rack the most desperate and his successor Sir John founded with torture, as to the hopelessness of and endowed a chantry of five priests, its acquisition. The Bodleian Library 25 Fdw. III. (1351.) In 1681 the possesses it; so does the British Mulofty steeple was destroyed by light- seum; and so does Earl Spencer. ning, and has not since been replaced. Another copy is not known to me.” There were five chapels in the neigh. It happens, however, that a copy has bourhood situated at Tregoos, Tresyth. by accident come into my possession. ney, Lauhinzy, Ruthos, and Bospol- li was a duplicate for sale in 1769,
from the British Museum. My copy, In the time of Norden's survey(1584), however, is without date, and the cothere were twelve seals of the Arundels lophon has " Excusum Londini in in Cornwall; at present, howerer, the Ædibus Richardi Graftoni, typographi name of this celebrated house is ex- Regis, cum privilegio ad imprimendum tinct in this county, and I cannot close solum.” As the book is scarce, some • Bishop Arundel moated the house
of your readers may not be displeased round with rivers and fish-poods (Hals 63),
to see an extract or two from it.
The first shall be a character of the and emulating the castellated style of building adopted by the neighbouring gentle- two brothers, written by Dr. Walter men, he erected an arched gateway and Haddon, regius professor of Civil Law drawbridge, the former of which remained in the University of Cambridge, which a few years since all mantled with ivy."- is prefixed to the “Epistola” of Sir (Whitaker, 1804.)
Extracts from Sir Thomas Wilson's "Epistola." (Sept. “Dux ipse, licet nondum plane vir, ta-. Græcè et Latinè conscripta," from men et annis ad juventutem pene adoleverat, which take the following specimen, et ingenio ad omnes res gerendas ita ema- chosen chiefly from its convenient turuerat, ut ex his omnibus nibil illi abes- length. The author, Robert Wisdom : set, quibus illustrem personam vel ornari
“Splendida Brandonim cecidit stirps; &: deceret, vel institui conveniret. Gravis erat'
domus alta sine superbia, comis sine levitate, docilitate summa, minimo ut studio esset opus : dili- Carole, morte
tuâ spes ultima inæsta refugit,
Corruit, Henrici dum pia membra cadunt. gentiâ tamen ejusmodi quæ naturain posset etiam ex tarditate incitare. Sermo vero pepe Quàm inundus nihili est, fallax, quàm vanida
Et fugiens, tales edidit ore sonos, omnis et de doctrina fuit, & cum viris doctis,
rerum, quos & honoratissima cura matris illi multos circumfuderat, & ipse plures humanitate as
Copia? quàm mandi gloria, falsa, fugat ? civerat sud. Nam cum dignitate principi- Quales, vix toto so! viderat eureus orbe, bus esset par, tamen generosa quadam inge
Tales, urna brevis pignora sancta tedet." nuitate animi se cum infimis exequebat, si
I shall only add the following dequidem ullas eruditionis aut ingenii notas inscription of their deaths, from the illoruin orationibus inesse intellexisset, Jam Epistola: congressus nec muti illi erant, nec vulgares, “ Memorabile est quod Dax Henricus nec rerum colloquia ludicrarum aut levium, valens & incolumnis horà coenæ dixit optitta sed proponebat aliquid semper de quo & ipse matronæ dominæ Margaretæ in mens& illis dicebat, ut poteret, & alios audiebat liben-. assidenti, quæ utrumq' materna pietate am. ter, si quid illis in mentem veniret. Oratio plectebatur. Ubi conabimus (inquit) sefuit illius sanè prompta & explicata, nec se, quente nocte ? Illa modestè respondit, vel ipsa jactans, nec alios excludens, gravi qua-. in istis ædibus (spero) mi domine, vel alibi dam perfusa modestia, quam mentis æqua- apud aliquem amicum tuum. Nequaquam bilitate perpetua sic turbatur, ut nec se ipse (inquit) ille. Nuoquam enim post hać, uma unquam desereret in dicendo, nec acerbè hic conabimus. Cum matrona valdé hac quenquam insectaretur. Reliqua vita quæ voce perterrita fuisset, ille ad tollendam quidem nobiscum acta est, vel tota literis ægritudinem jussit bono animo esse, & vultransmissa, vel illis certè condita fuit, qua- tum rideas exporrexit. Tandem mater (vel rum studio sic exarserat, ut nec collegia, invidia judice) laudatissima, summo vespere nec scholas, nec otia, nec negotia, uno nec Bugdinum venit, & mox exosculata est filios, mensam, uno nec lectum, prorsus illarum quod utrumq' vivum offendisset. Verim expertes esse siperet. Icag' minimo tem- Dux Henricus statim post in morbum iaci-, pore, maximarum in rerum doctrina sic evo- dit, & tam graviter cruciatus est sudoris arJaverat, ut ejus etiam extemporalem in dis dore, ut dolor tantus lacrymas vel durissimo serendo facultatem, multi possent metuere, exprimeret. Mater attonita medicum connemo contemnere deberet, laudarent sanè sulit, quem secum habebat, & omnes vias omnes, & admirarentur, quicunq' laude ipsi persequítur, quibus possit mederi. Quid aut admiratione digni aliquando sunt habiti. multis opus? Post quinq' horas elapsus ex Erunt fortasse, qui vel hæc in illo non fuisse, hac vita est Princeps illustrissimus. Caro vel non tanta fuisse credant, quanta meis ego lus eodem tempore graviter exæstuans, quo verbis illa facio. Sed hii quicung' sunt, aut frater mortuus est, & nihil de illo ex cujusq' illum ignoraverunt, cujus vera virtus omnem sermone intelligens, separato nimirum colorationis vanitatem repudiebat, aut me pro- locatus & longè a fratre semotn cubiculos fecto non norunt, qui ad publicum tam no- tacitè apud se commentabatur. Medicus bilis persona testimonium, minimè sanè interrogat quamobrem sic cogitabundus esa mendatium accommodare velim. Talis igi- set. Ego vero (inquit) cogito, quàm grave tur certè, talis Henricus ille Suffolciensis sit destitui charissimo amico. Quamobrem fuit, reliquis prestans universis adolescenti- quæso (inquit)? Respondit, rogas ? Frater bus, ipse cum adolescens, & jam appropin- mortuus est. Verum non ita refert, brevi quans, ut aliis omnibus viris, ipse vir ante- subsequor. Atque ita post semihoræ spatium ferratur. Talis illi succrevit frater Carolus, animam Deo commendavit, & frater fratrem pubescens quidem adhuc, ut in vitâ gemma, sequutus est, minor majorem, & Des Dused qualem nostra vites gemmam aut parem , cem." vix habeut, aut certè preciosiorem omnino At the end of the volonie are the non habent.”
two following epitaphs: If the above character can be at all “In Ducem Carolum Brandonum Patrem depended upon, and why may it not? Suffolciensibus, Joannes Parkehurstus, the sons of Charles Brandon appear to Carule te stravit Mors, quem Mars ipse nehave been young men of great promise.
quebat: And this does not seem to have been a Est mignum, Mortis scilicet, Imperium." singular opinion. The “ Epistola” is “Thomas Wilsonus in Clarissiman Janam, followed by “ Epigrammata varia, tùm Angliæ Reginam, & Serenissimi Regis nostri Cantabrigiensium, tùm Oxoniensium Edwardi Sexti matrem.
1825.] Baron Maseres. Sudeesses of the Greeks.
207 Pignora jam nato, cecidit mox optima Jana. published in English by a Greek named Nempe ferunt soles sæcula nulla dros." Elias Habeski; but was not, as might
A copy of " that exquisitely rare at first be apprehended, a garbled aepiece" of Tom Nash, printed in 1594, cougt from the Baron de Tot, Lady 410, of which Mr, Dibdin (Library Mary Wortley Montagu, and others Companion, p. 593) says, the only on the contrary, he is snccessful in known copy is in the library of the combating some of the Baron's stateMarquis of Stafford, is in the posses- ments, especially as regards the Tarksion of Robert Reeve, esq. of Lowes- ish ladies.-A curious and important toft.
D. A. Y. particular
respecting the marine of the
Sublime Porie is, that, to compensate MI URBAN,
Aug. 16. for their gross ignorance of the meAVING (twenty years ago) pass chanical powers, the Turks have recompany of Mr. Baron Maseres, I grease. This, he says, is in the prolately availed myself of an opportunity portion of six to one, compared with to view the Monument erected to his what is used in the British Navy. If memory in the church-yard of Reigale this practice still prevails, it may be in Surrey. I transcribed the Epitaph, easily conceived that rigging so satuand by inserting it in your useful Mis- rated with unctuous matter must precellany, you will oblige a constant sent an inflaninable surface singularly 'reader, Thos. Jso. BURGOYNE. fitted for the enterprises of their assail
ants ; in fartherance of which, though « H. S. E.
in a slight degree, their sails, accordFranciscus Maseres, Armig. Aul. Clar. ing to this writer, are of cotton, a maapud Cantab. olim socius, Quinti Baronis terial more combustible than flax or is curich Scaccarii, Munus, annos 50 execu- hemp, and which, by the way, he obsus est. Viri bujus egregii et amabilissimi serves, “ holds wind' better than canbides, integritas, æqualitas, liberalitasque
vas, but it soon wears and tears.". omnibus, quibuscum erat versatus, iuno
In direct opposition to the preceding tuêre. Eximis his virtutibus accedebant tanta sermonis morumque suavitas, tanta co
novelty, let us turn to the celebrated mitas facilitasque, ut nihil supra. Huma- engagement of the Centurion with the nitatis studiis, et literis reconditioribus co
Marilla galleon. In the early part of lendis omni præconio dignissimus. Exem- which, the mats with which the galplaris Græca et Latina quorum Juvenis leon had stuffed her netting took tire, fuerat perstudiosus, senex in deliciis habe- and burnt fiercely, blazing half as high bat. Sui seculi mathematicorum clarissimis as the mizen top.” It certainly taxes parem indubitanter dixeris. Multa quæ ac- our belief to the utmost, that this curate, copiosè, cogitatèque seripserat prelo should have happened without comdedis; et in communem fructum attulit: municating most injuriously to the Articulos fidei, qui dicuntur in minimum rigging, even though, as subsequently reduxit. Deut. Unum, ens eatium, omnium patrem, Christo duce, sanctissime adoravit appears, the ensign was singed off the
staff! Yet no work could be received Quem immortalitatem toto pectore cupierat with more respect than was Lord anplacida lenique senectute, et integra mente consecutus est, anno Domini 1824, ætat.
son's voyage, which is understood to suæ 98. Vale, Vir optime! Amice vale ca
have been compiled from his LordTissime ! et siqua rerum humanarum tibi sit ship's papers under his own inspecadhuc conscientia, Monimentum quod in tuition; not by Richard Walter, whose memoriam, tui etiam in mortuis observancis- name it bears, but by Robinson, simus Robertus Fellowes, ponendum curavit a Quaker, a man of abilities, who afsolità, benevolentiâ tuearis."
terwards embarked with Falconer and
the commissioners in the unfortunate Mr. URBAN, Bull, Aug. 15. Aurora frigate. THE frequent and brilliant suc- Not one of the officers, who bore a Ottomans by means of fire-ships, re- whom afterwards became eminent, minds me of a passage in a work to be ever intimated, as far as the publick met with in London forty years ago, know, that there was any thing overbut possibly now, out of print. It was charged in the above account, or in entitled " A Description of Constan- the sequel to it; by which we find tinople, the Manners and Customs of “the Spaniards at length freed themthe Turks, &c." Being written and selves from the fire by cutting away
Family of Greaves.Cheapness of Provisions. (Sept. the netting, and tumbling the whole may likewise be seen in Lysons's Enmass which was in flames into the virons of London. sea." To explain this statement on Yours, &c. Francis GRAVES. physical principles exceeds my research; and inserting it only for its
Mr. Meadows also informs us surprising contrast to the greasy sys- that he has met with another portrait tem of the Turkisherigens with the of one of this family, bearing the fol
« Lucilla Anna Maria Graves, daughter
of the Rev. R. Graves, Rector of Claverton Mr. URBAN, 20, Pall Mall. and of Croscombe, Somerset, and grandA ter of me. in p. 28, that the auLLOW me to remark on the let. daughter of Richard Graves, esq. of Mic
kleton, Gloucestershire, died March 10th, thor of the very interesting work on
1822, aged 57.-S. Baptiste, Lith. de G. the Pyramids, and other publications,
Engebriann." so far from being Richard Graves, was
On the back of the engraved por. not even named Richard, but was Mr. trait of John Graves, gent. who died John Greaves, a learned traveller, geo- in London, aged 103 years, in 1616, metry professor of Gresham College, as noticed in vol. xciv. ii. 602, is the and Savilian professor of Astronomy at following memorandum : Oxford, and who formed Archbishop “Hugh Graves, a younger brother of the Laud's splendid collection of MSS. venerable John Graves, was Lord Mayor of There is a small etching of his portrait York, and M. P. for that city in several Parby Sir Edm. Marmion. He died in liaments of Queen Elizabeth.” 1652, twenty-eight years before Mr. Hugh Graves was Sheriff of the city Richard Graves was born.-The lat- of York in 1559, M.P. for the same in ter was, however, as the Rev. (not Sir) 1570 and 1571, and Lord Mayor in P. Meadows stated in vol. xciv. ii. 1578. He was the ancestor of the 602, a very eminent Antiquary and Yorkshire branch of the family, and genealogist, and intimate with Thores- of the late celebrated Admiral Lord by and Hearne, the latter calling him Graves. From John Graves his bro“his egregious friend.”
ther, the Gloucestershire Graves deI beg also to add an account of the rived their pedigree. following very scarce monumental Mr. Meadows enquires when Sir print engraved by Vertue, which ap- Philip M. became Latin Secretary. pears to be unknown to Mr. Mea
ÉDIT. dows. It is inscribed at top:
« The Monument of Mrs. Eleanor Graves, Mr. URBAN, Enfield, Aug. 9. her father-in-law, mother, and four sons."
HAVE in my possession various Under the busts of herself, mother,
documents respecting the cheap
ness of Provisions in the olden time. father-in-law, and small figures of her four sons, appears the following:
If you think the following worthy to
occupy, a niche in your imperishable “ Here under are interred the bodyes of pages, it is at your service. H.J.S. John Bentley, esq. and Ellenor his wife, the relict of Thomas Bates, gent. by whom she
Anno Domini 1561. bad issue an only daughter Ellenor (here also interred); she married to Richard Wm. Mingay, Esq., Mayor of the Graves of Lincoln's Inne, esq. by whom she Citty of Norwich, his Expenses for a had issue six sonnes and nine daughters, of Dinner in the which hee feasted the whom foure, viz. Richard, John, Richard,
Duke of Norfolke, and the Lords, and Benjamin, are here likewise buried. The
Knights, and Gentrey. said John Bentley dyed the 26th of Feb.
$. d. 1660, aged 65 years. Ellenor his wife dyed Imp. Beef with loyn ge 8 per the 12th of Aug. 1657, aged 68 years, Ellenor, her daughter, dyed the 4th of May,
stone, 14 lb. to the stone 2 collers of Brawne
14 1656, aged 39 years." And at the bottom of the engraving: 8 pints of Butter
16 “In the parish church of Richmond in i sore quarter of Veale
0 10 Surry-G. Vertue sculp.”
1 after-quarter of Veale A description of this Monument i leg of Mutton
05 A loyo