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The next speakers who came for the awful brow of Jupiter, as well as ward were Sir John Johnstone, of to impress him with a sense of the Hackness, near Scarborough, York- obduracy of his royal spouse towards shire; and Blewitt, son of - Blewitt, her favourite Trojans, were unaffectEsq. of Llantanam Abbey, Monmouth. edly displayed by her young repre, sbire, in the characters of Alonzo and sentative at Rugby. The stern and Zanga, in Young's tragedy of the unrelenting Juno was exhibited by Revenge. Johnstone appeared rather Winthrop, son of Dr. Winthrop, a pushed beyond his powers as Alonzo; Physician. This young gentleman, but in the conclusion, where, at the who is only a beginner in the art of instigation of the perfidious Zanga, speaking, gave promising signs of he determines to slay Leonora, his future iroprovement. intended bride, believing her affections Then followed the represcntation pot to be placed on him, he was very of part of Mason's Caractacus. spirited. Blewitt, as Zanga, displayed Paulson, son of a Russian Merchant, powers of acting incredible' ini a appeared as Caractacus, and was very school-boy; his action appeared na- much admired; he shewed a just conturally to follow his words; there was ception of the character, and exbi. nothing studied; the speaker seemed bited the sentiments with good taste lost and forgotten in Zanga; and in and grace. The Bard was performed by that part of the scene where, by en Caldecott, son of Abrahain Caldecott, largiag on the glory of the deed, he Esq. of Rughy, with great propriety inspires Alonzo with the resolution of and force; and Hume, son of murdering his bride to gratify his own Hume, Esq. of Bilton, did justice to malice, the performance was excellent. the interesting character of Evelina.

Tomlinson, son of Tomlinson, The next exhibition was a scene Esq. of Cliffe Ville, Staffordshire, de- from the Ajax of Sophocles, performed livered Demosthenes with spirit; it by Macaulay, son of the Rev. A. was that part of the first Philippic, Macaulay, of Rotbley in Leicesterwhere the orator is most energetic shire; Kynaston, son of the Rev. in exhorting the Athenians to oppose Mr. Kynaston, of Bury St. Edmunds, the measures of Philip of Macedon in Suffolk; and Peel, son of Sir R. with equal activity. Vicars, son of Peel, Bart. of Tanworth. Macaulay

eminent Irish Barrister; and was Ajax, Kynaston Chorus, Peel Hamilton, son of the celebrated Dr. Tecmessa ; and they performed their Hamilton, Physician at Edinburgh, parts in a style worthy of the Athenian and, if we mistake not, Professor in Buskin; or, to borrow the words of the University, exhibited from Otway's the Mantuan Bard, Sophocleo digna Venice Preserved: Vicars in the cha- cothurno. Macaulay conceived bis racter of Jaffier, and Hamilton in that part well, in the scene where Ajax, disof Priuli. The angry father was well regarding the entreaties of Tecmessa, represented by the latter; as was determines to commit suicide, in his Jaffier, the unfortunate lover, by the rage against Ulysses, on being disapformer.

pointed of the arms of Achilles ; bis Then followed the dialogue between articulation was distinct and clear, Jupiter, Venus, and Juno, in the be- and his delivery and action were just ginning of the tenth book of Virgil's and appropriate. Peel as Tecmessa

Eneid, where the two rival Goddesses was perfectly natural. The introduce • carry on a sharp objurgatory war of tion in this performance of a little

words before the mighty Thunderer. boy, seven years old, to personate Collins, son of -- Collins, Esq. Eurysacar, the son of Ajax, excited of Yoxford, in Suffolk, represented universal attention, from the interestJupiter, and gave a dignified exhibi- ing appearance of the boy; and was tion of the Father and King of Gods doubly gratifying to those who underand men, seated upon his throne on the stood the Greek language, when Ajax summit of Olympus. Massing berd, came to take leave of his son, and son of a Lincolnshire Clergyman, re- exhorted him to follow the steps of presented the Paphian Dame, and his father, although the looks and made a very interesting appearance manner of the father spoke a language on account of bis youth, being only sufficiently intelligible to the rest of fourteen. The arts of the Goddess of the auditory. Love to soften the heart and unbend The concluding exhibition was a

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Plan of the Roman Remains at Duncton, Sussex. April 1812.

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scene from Macbeth between the two is desirable. Though this may add chief prize-men, Rust and White, the but little to the general stock, yet I former as Macbeth, the latter as Lady hope it will not be wholly unacceptaMacbeth. The waveriog fear of Mac- ble to the Antiquary and Historian. beth to execute the murder of Dup- The building extended farther to the cap, and the haughty, undaunted, and West; for, on digging on that side, a pitiless disposition of Lady Macbeth, hard bed of mortar is found, and the were represented to the life, and the foundation of the wall extends farther whole went off with great éclat. Se- to the North. I was fortunate in veral of the speakers obtained prizes. taking the plan soon after the reinains They were all treated with a hand were laid open ; for, since that time, some dinner by the Rev. Dr. Wooll, igavrance and wantonness have made the learned, amiable, and accomplished great havock, in tearing up the pavemaster of tbe school. There was a meot, throwing down the piers, and ball and supper in the evening, which breaking the tiles. It consists of the the Præposters were permitted to at- remains of a Hypocaust ; the building tend. Several of the speakers were standing exactly North and Soutb. seen in the ball-room tripping on the At the South end is a room paved light fantastic toe, and enjoying, in with tile, six feet six inches, by eight the smiles of their fair partners, the feet four inches; the walls withinside, richeșt reward of their exhibitious be- seventeen inches high, and nearly fore them in the morning. The day level with the ground withoutside: following was a whole holiday, ob- this was a room to heat the flue. The tained at the request of the stewards; fire-place is on the North side of the after which, no doubt, the boys would room, and on that side the floor is return to their studies with renewed raised six inches, forming two square alacrity, in consequence of having divisions, one three feet six inches by had their spirits refreshed and re three feet, the other, two feet four cruited by 50 agreeable an interval of joches by three feet, leaving a passage relaxation in ihe midst of the half- between of twenty inches in breadth. year, or, to speak in academical lan- In a line with this passage is the fireguage, in the division of their term. place for heating the flues. This fire

I have nothing farther to add, Mr. place is seven feet five inches long, by Urban, than to express my hope that two feet one inch and a half in breadth. the report I have given of the late The tiles it is payed with are much Anniversary, will excite the curiosity injured by the fire. The flues are diof many of your readers to visit vided into two divisions; the West Rugby on the next return of it-ras side of the South division remains unfor the School itself, it requires ao covered. The piers of the three uneulogy from my pen.

covered flues are formed of tiles, seven

inches and a half to nine inches square, Mr. URBAN,

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ment at Bignor, in Sussex, having wide, and twelve inches high; the proved a source of considerable profit third is six inches wide, and fifteen to the owner of the land, induced a inches high. The covering of the flues farmer, in the neighbouring parish of is formed with tiles (eleven inches by Duncton, to permit his children to fifteen inches and a half in size). In search on the side of a field, in a spot some parts there are two tiles, one on where the plough was unable to work, the other, with mortar between (the from the foundations of buildings mortar is formed, as usual in Roman being near the surface of the ground. buildings, of lime and brick rubbish, This research (which was continued coarsely powdered); the whole coverby the direction of the Earl of Egre. ing being thirteen inches thick. On mont, the proprietor of the estate) led the top of the flues is a drain of semito the discovery of the Remains, of circular tiles, four inches and a half wbich I have sent you a correct Plan. in diameter, with a large square tile (See Plate II.) The knowledge we at the mouth (above this was the possess of the domestic Buildings of tesselated pavement; fragments of the Romans being very imperfect, painted cement are found, but no every information that can be gained tesselæ). Over one of these uncovered Gent. Mag. July, 1816.

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flues is a perpendicular cavity, six tbree feet ten inches. When first disiaches and a half by three inches, covered, this compartment was colined with tile; with a groove in the vered with a bed of solid mortar, end tiles, one inch wide, The tile nearly two feet in thickness. The walls forming the top of the flue, on which of these remains are from eighteen the cavity descends, is of this form, inches to two feet in thickness. The

the plain side uppermostí dotted line shews the form of the line being, in all probability, a contrivance of the wall, on the West side of the to regulate the heat, as the drain on building. the top was to carry off all moisture. No. l. Room for heating the flues, When the remains were first laid open, paved with tile. the bases of the piers of the othes, or 2. Flues remaining covered over on uncovered part of the South division, the top. were to be seen; they were liles eleven 3. Perpendicular cavity. inches square; part of four of the 4. Flues, the covering gone; the piers were standing; the whole num. piers marked with double squares ber was seventeen. The North divi were perfect. sion contained twelve piers ; eight are 5. Compartment, not paved. perfect, being two feet three inches 6. Circular sinking in the earth. high, and seven inches and a half 7. Square compartment, paved with square; the bottom tile eleven inches tile, with a curved division, now square: each pier consists of thirteen destroyed. tiles, with mortar between each tile.

8. Lead pipe. The floor under the piers is formed of 9. Compartment very neatly paved double course tiles, eleven inches by with tile, with a moulding of cement fifteen inches and a half, with mortar round the sides. between; and under the lower course 10. Divisions raised six inches above the floor was covered with a black the floor. substance, resembling soot or pow Duncton is a small village, standing dered wood coal, near an inch in on the North side of the South Downs thickness. North of the flues is a com (about three miles from Pet worth, in partment, four feet eigbt inches by the county of Sussex). These antiquieight feet in size. Beyond this com ties stand about one hundred and forty partment is a circular sinking in the yards North-east from the church, on earth,, about three feet and a half in a rising ground, with a gentle slope diameter ; but whether it has been a on the North and East sides, and a compartment of that form, or a well, steep bank on the West (in the bottom is uncertain : adjoining to it, on the is a fine spring of water); the South East side, is a square division or com side is level, until you begin to ascend partment, three feet by four feet two the Downs, which is not more than inches in size, and eleven ioches deep; four or five hundred yards distant. the bottom and sides formed of tiles; The situation is fine, commanding an the side tiles fastened with cramps: exteusive view from the West to the within this square compartment was East. On the common, on the borders a curved division, formed of mortar of the parish (near West Lands), is a and tiles(now destroyed). On the West large circular Barrow; another near side of this square is a piece of two Fitz-Lee; with three more between inch lead pipe, passing through the Coats and Bignor Park; the middle wall, and communicating with a com one of the three small, the two end partment of three sides; the South ones large, with a hollow or depression and East sides straight lines, the other in the centre. of a curved form, considerably more The Roman road, called the Stone than the fourth part of a circle; the Street, passes about two miles Southbottom very neatly paved with tiles, east from these remains. It leaves the sides formed with cement, having Chichester, the Regnum of the Ro. a moulding of the same material all mans, at the East gate, passing on the round the bottom of the compart- North side of Port Field, by Streetingments on the East side a double ton (to which it gives name), and is moulding, apparently to break the the present highway to Halnaker. At fall of water. The remains of the sides the North end of Haloaker street it are from eighteen inches to two feet crosses a bigb bank and ditch, called four in height; the largest diameter, the Devil's Ditch: near a pond the

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