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Collections for Herefordshire.

[July, by the friends of religion and truth; book 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—or be- Pope wrote his celebrated eulogy on fore us to anticipate the regeneration the character of John Kyrke, “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, - we feel persuaded 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 Scudamores, and descended from the urge the claim upon the public bene- last Viscount of the name. volence; 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 to 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 covered Mr. URBAN, Islington, July 12. Market-place (the market having been FOR 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 subjects. Time has not cooled centre of the city occupied by butchers attachment to

(not quite coinpleted); and the genefavourite pursuit,

my and as your pages are generally perused and houses ; the County Gaol, its ma

ral improved appearance of the streets by all lovers of topography, I venture to throw out a hint 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 fect after some years of discontinuance, others and their own gratification.

speak forcibly of the excellent arI have lately returned froin visiting rangements of the magistracy, and are one of the most delightful provinces very creditable 10 their superintendfor fertility and beautiful scenery,—the ance.

The great alterations in the county of Hereford,-a ---a county endeared

Cathedral; the removal of the un10 me by family ties and early recol- sightly dingy coat of paint from the lections; 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.A.” were likely

beautifully painted glass window (by 10 be completed, I was told that the Backler), over the communion table death of the late Duke of Norfolk, by Mr. Britton, 1 can veniure to predict,

(recently put up), equally delighted me. whose patronage the work was published, had altogether put a stop to its will find this not the least interesting continuation. Why this 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


to many of your Oxford such an undertaking. The first vo

readers : lume appeared so long ago as 1804, and part of the second in 1812; since riæ Magdalenæ Principalis, necnon linguæ

M. S. HENRICI FORD, I.C.D. Aulæ S. Mathat 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, have purchased the buto præcipuæ laudi contigit, qud Eöas

linguas find


Allen's Bibliotheca Herefordiensis.

27 linguas feliciter excolaerit. Vir moribus than that in “Gough's Topography;" simplex præstans ingenii; multis ille qui- but it is remarkable that 10 account is dem flebilis ; nulli quam conjugi et natis given of the compiler's own collection, debilior. Oecidit Oxoniæ Julii xxvi anno though they are often referred to in Domini MDCCCXIII. ætatis LXI.

the subsequent pages. The stores in Ia my Hereford tour I purchased a the Harleian MSS. are classed accordlule book, "A Walk through the ing to their contents by the numbers City, by J. P. Wright,” 12mo. 1819; of the printed catalogue, but the Hein p. 45, (in a note,) is this remark, refordshire papers in Cole's MSS. in which I transfer to your pages :" for the Museum, 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 tee are properly appreciated; for more collections of this gentleman of tradi- valuable books of authority to the ancions, relics, books, and manuscripts riquary 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 money 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 history of such authentic documents of real of his native county." The gentle- history. The Catalogue of Books, &c. man alluded to, 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 the projected tory of the County, 1; 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 Ciiy, 17; Additions to and laborious publication, and one of Hereford Miscellanies, 37; History of no inconsiderable rarity, illustrating Leominster, 38; Leominster Miscel. Herefordshire, 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

Miscellanics 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 county mons, 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 . volume 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 scriptive Catalogue of Books, Pamph- Hereford, 99: Addenda, &c. 113, to lets, Maps, Prints, &c. &c. relating to 118; 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 althe 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

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


Anecdotes of Dr. Thomas Bałguy.

[July, shire. Long residence, and acquaint- (which, by those who have read them, sance with counly affairs, and a real I ouderstand, are highly valuable.) liking for such pursuits, must concurThis volume of Tracts and two roin an individual, before such a labo- Jumes 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 tbis gentleman's father on Redemption," writien by his father. (now retired from business,) the priu- 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 beendale, after his death re-printed, and ihrown 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 suinmer 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 6]l 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 Mr. URBAN, Kingston, near Bridge

Hurd introduced Balguy 10 WarburTown, Barbados, May 2. ton.. Balgụy was of 100 meek and SUBJOINED are extracts which retiring a mind to seek preferment; he

will show the profligate conduct refused a Bishopric, though not exof Lauder after he quitted E:rgland, 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. evil ways I have every reason to 'be- My uncle's eyes were weak, and - liere 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 niemory, 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 concercing 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 Hourished 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 chal 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 lide to the Rev. John Balguy and Dr. Thos. , out of heart, he said, “Come, come, Balguy, the latter was, if I recollect any 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 Jolin Balguy; it is contained in a vo. Bishop of Gloucester, and was afterlume of Tracts on similar - subjects, wards Bishop of St. Asaph, which


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Dr. Drake.--William Lauder.

29 -unay have occasioned your correspond At a meeting of the Trustees for the ent's mistake.

Free School, on the 7th Dec. 1762. Dr. Drake was of St. John's Col. Present, the Hon. John Lyte, Speaker lege, Cambridge, and was afterwards of the Assembly, the Hon. Jonathan Fellow, tutor to Earl Mount Edge- Bleuman, Auorney-Gen. and Henry cumb, with whom, I believe, he went Hasell, Church Warden. ou the Continent, was the first do- « Then the Trustees took into mature mestie chaplain of Archbishop Moore, consideration the case of Mr. Lauder, the afterwards Vicar of Hadleigh, in Suf- Latin Master. Upon inquiry it appeared, folk, and finally Vicar of Rochdale, in to their great surprise and concern, that he Lancashire, where he died Sept. 12, had been appointed to that office for above 1819.* He married one of the ancient eight years, and never taught a single scholar and respectable family of Yate, in on the foundation, notwithstanding that on about 1815; and one of his daughters whole number; and he might have chosen G.oucestershire. His only son died his appointment four were ordered for his married a Mr. Niblett, who some years Gloucester. The library of Dr. T. Bal- with this shameful behaviour, he had little ago was High Sheriff of the county of any four he thought most fit for the purpose. guy came into the possession of Dr.

more to say than that he never refused to Drake, and it was a most choice one, teach the boys, but none were offered him. filled with the best quarto variorum This was the more astonishing because, classics, and the best divinity.. Mrs. although the said Lauder had frequently Drake survived the Doctor, and, I be- applied to some of the Trustees for repairs lieve, is still living. It certainly would to be made to his apartment, and of the be a loss, should the letters of Warbur. house belonging to the donation, (which son perish; they complete and explain for his encouragement he was allowed to those from Warburton to Hord. * rent out,) and which was always done acYours, &c. I. E. cording to his desire, yet he never once

signified to any of the gentlemen, or gave

the least intimation of what he now offered Extracts

from the Records of the Free in his justification, por had any of them School in Bridge Town, Barbados, the least reason to doubt but that, bowever relative to William Lauder.

exceptionable his character was in other Extract of a minute made at a meet- tention of his appointment, and to discharge

respects, he did not fail to answer the ining of the Gentlemen Trustees for his duty to the boys it was supposed had managing the affairs of the Free School, from time to time been under his care. The Aug. 3, 1754. Present, the Hon. said Lauder being therefore asked whether Jonathan Bleyman, Attorney-General, he thought it was intended he should be in Benj. Carlton, esg. Ch. Warden, and that station, and receive greater advanthe Hon. John Harrison, Treasurer. tages than any of his predecessors, without

doing auy thing at all for it? he answered, " Then the Trustees took into considera- he would teach double the number for the tion the appointment of a Master of the future. And then being ordered to withGrammar School, and Mr. William Lauder draw, the Trustees came to a resolution being well recommended to them, was ap, that she said Lauder should be immediately pointed to that office, to have the usual discharged; and he was and is discharged appaintment belonging to such Master; he

acoordingly." is also to have the benefit of renting out the house in Marl Hill, near the said School,

Extraet from the Register of the moless he choose to reside in it himself, which parish of Saint Michael, Bridge Town, is to be at his election. Then the said Mr. Barbados. Lauder being called up, and he signifying Aug. 30, 1771.-Burials.-William that be should rather chuse to rent out the Lauder. house at Marl Hill, at least for the present, provided the apartments in the Schoolbouse were fitted up immediately for him ; Mr. URBAN,

July 22. sad the Trustees being willing to give him

, TH

NE Obituary of the Gentleman's

Magazine having been for many resolve, and it was accordingly ardered, that she said spartments should be fitted up with years one of the most authentic and reall convenient speed."

spectable Records of the biographical

anecdotes of deceased persons, whose See an account of him in vol. LXXXIX. characters, whether in public or private ä. p. 378.

life, have been distinguished by any


Account of the Bunce Family.

(July, occurrences worthy of being comme- nities, may be of more beneficial inmorated for talents or virtue, I am in- Auence than one of a higher rank; and duced to communicate the following the Minister of a Parish, who strictly particulars respecting a belored relative and conscientiously performs his duty, of mine, at the time of whose decease, though he may not come under the in 1766, the arrangement of such com- modern description of Evangelical, or munications was not equal to that be possessed of that enthusiasm which which is now so classical a repository the Sectaries adınire, may be of more of departed worth.

real importance in his station than a “ To honour those who gave us birth

Minister of State : the sacred duties of Is Heaven's divine command :"

his profession being of a nature far That honour, or rather, I would say,

superior 10 any temporal concerns, yet that filial regard and veneration, which inseparably connected therewith. was never in any instance more strictly

The Rev. William Bunce, LL.B. deserved or more deeply impressed, Rector of St. Peter's, and Vicar of St. have repeatedly paid at diferent times Clement's

, Sandwich, was the younger on the pages of your esteemed Publica

son of the Rev. John Bunce, A.M. tion; and in the course of a very long formerly •Vicar of Brenzet in Kent, and frequent correspondence therein and afterwards Rector of Chingford from youth to age, have been favoured and Pitsey in Essex, who left in MS. with the insertion of some tributes of an approved translation from the Greek affection and respect to the merits of (since published) of St. Chrysostom's several departed and surviving relatives Six Books on the Priesthood , which and friends, and also many occasional

are esteemed amongst the best pieces papers on various subjects, both literary of antiquity, and whose death was and local, with descriptive pieces of thus noticed in a Canterbury paper of scenery, which give so high à colour

the 6th of July, 1741 : ing to the progressive passages of life, “ On Saturday last, died in this City, the and to “ those painted clouds that Rev. John Bunce, sen.; he had for many beautify our days *,” until I am be- years resided on a Vicarage in Romney come, through advancing years and in. Marsh, and being taken notice of by the firmities, nearly unable to produce any present Archdeacon, Dr. Samuel Lisle, for thing new, and even find it difficult to

his modest deportment and pious life, was transcribe from the manuscripts I have by him recommended a few years since to in my possession, those correct and

more agreeable preferments in Essex, withauthentic documents which supply the

out seeking or even knowing of the same." biographical particulars of my present

He brought up both his sons to the subjeci, and will probably close my Church, and sent them, duly qualified correspondence with the Editors; and, by his own tuition, to Trinity Hall, through their favour, ultimately gratify Cambridge, where they took their remy uimost ambition in point of any spective degrees in civil law. The claims or pretensions I can have to the elder was presented by the above-menestimation or acceptance of the publick; tioned Archdeacon Lisle to the Vicarhaving not only lived “ one month age of St. Stephen's near Canterbury; one little month on Urban's page,'

and the younger, the subject of this beyond the prediction of some satrical memoir, by the same patron, to the and defamatory lines pointed at my Vicarage of St. Clements, Sandwich, “ Rural Sabbath,” which was written in 1742 : and on the presentation of under the Northiam Oak in 1810, and the Crown, to the Rectory of St. published in 1811, but many successive Peter's in 1744. On those two sniall months and years, to gratify, I trust, a benefices, for in point of value they better feeling than vanity; viz. to com- were then very inferior to what they memorate the virtues of the friends I are now, he passed his useful and esa love and esteem, and to silence the emplary life in the active and arduous calumnious censures of those who were disposed to traduce me.

+ Rollin, in his “ Belles Letters," vol. ii. To proceed to the subject of my in. p. 301, produces the earnest dissuasion of tended memoir.

the mother of St. Chrysostom respecting The life of a private Clergyman,

bis intention to leave her, as an example of though not holding any Church dig- the most affecting natural eloquence. Her

tender remonstrance prevailed. It is prePope. fixed to the translation of the Books.


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