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Mr. URBAN, Hoxton, Dec. 3.

Delightes for Ladies, 'N the summer of 1815, I had it in

to adorn their persons, IN

my power to make a short ex tables, closets, and distillatories : cursion into Buckinghamshire in

with search of Antiquities ; and, as a me

beauties, banquets, perfumes, and waters. morial of the pleasure I enjoyed in

Reade, practice, and censure. that expedition, as well as to gratify

At London,

Printed by H. L. those of your Readers who are fond

1608., of Antient Sculpture, allow me to send

you the following representation The book consists of 90 leaves not of the curiously ornamented Font in paged, letter-press 14 inch wide by Lekbamsted Church, mentioned by 34 long, with an ornamented border Mr. Lysons, in his Magoa Britannia, to every page; the Author's pame, H. vol. I. p. 489; and to solicit that it Plat, appears at the end of a poes may obtain admission into your Matical Epistle preceding the body of gazine. Perhaps I ought also to in the Work, of which the following is form you, that although it is not an extracts and from this little specimy first attempt at drawing, it is ab men I presume you will not deem solutely my first at etching upon him a very contemptible Poet for Copper.

those days. The figures represented on the panpels of this Font are,' 1st. St. Cathe

" To all true Lovers of Arte and Know

ledge. rine; 2d. Mary and the infant Jesus;

Sometimes I write the formes of burnsd. Four roses ;' 4th. Two leaves

ing balles,

(wrought: within a garter in the figure of a heart; stb. The rood; oth. Not vi.

Supplying wants that were by woodfals

Sometimes of tubs defended so by arte, sible, owing to the foot standing

As fire in vaine hatb their destruction against a pillar; 7ıb. A Bishop and stb.

sought : a grotesque figure, perhaps a dragon, Sometimes I write of lasting beverage, out of whose mouth, as it appears to Great Neptune and his pilgrims to conme, proceeds a trco. A friend of


[able, mine, who is versed in Antiquities, Sometimes of food, sweet, fresh, and durhas informed me that the tree was To maintaine life, when all things els used in Monkisb times to represent

were spent ; the Church, and the Dragon the Evil

Sometimes I write of sundrie sorts of Spirit, or Devil. He therefore sug


[maides knew. gests that the present sculpture may

Which neither Ceres nor ber handbe designed to figure the dragon I write to all, but scarsly one beleeves, gnawing at the root of the tree, or

Save Dive and Denshire, who have found

them true. [mantles clad, without a metapbor, Satan trying to

When heavens did mourne in cloudie undermine the Church.

And threatned famine to the sonnes of This antient Church of Lekhamsted

[fruit has about it many traces of Norman When sobbing earth denied her kindly or Saxon architecture; particularly a To painfull ploughman and his binds; circular-beaded and much ornamented

even then Door on the North sides of which I I write relieving remedies of dearth, bave a drawing that shall be much at That Arte might helpe where Nature

made a faile:

(arte Yours, &c.

But all in vain, these new-borne babes of
In their untimely birth straitway do

quaile. Mr. URBAN,

Exeter, Nov. 27. Of these and such-like other new-found S a rare book is an article which


[at large, interests many, allow me to in

With painefull pen I whilomé wrote form you, that I have lately bad one

Expecting still my countries good therecome to hand, of which I have never


[charge poticed an account in Catalogues, or

And not respecting labour, time or

But now my pen and paper are perfum'd, scco any where described; and, from

I scorne to write with coppress, or with its miniature size, in the course of

[quils, more than 200 years may perhaps Barbarian canes are now become my be pearly extinct. The title of this Rosewater is the inke I write withall, little curiosity is as follows.

Of Gant. Mag. December, 1816.


your service.



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Of sweetes the sweetest I will now com Mr. Traylman, that was Surveyormend,

[doth beare: general and his seryt. told me so. To sweetest creatures that the earth June 1653: These are the Saints to whome I sacrifice,

Preserves and conserves both of plum

V pon Friday, December 16, 1653, and peare. Empaling, now adieu! tush, marchpane officers of the army, except Major

[wals in great state attended by the chiefe Are strong enough, and best befits our

general Harrison, he went to the age : Let pearcing bullets turne to sugar bals, Chancery Court in Westminster-hall

, * The Spanish feare is husht, and“ all babited in a black plush suit and their rage:

cloake, where he stood bare-headed Of marmelade and paste of Genua, an houre; and Lisle the Commissioner Of musked sagar I intend to write,

of the Great Seal read to him the Of leach, of sucket and quidinia, new Charter, as also bis oath, which

Affording to each ladie her delight, oath he repeated after Lisle, and By fancie framde whitin a theorique signed this Charter, and then sealed braine.

feares. it with the Great Seale. The Judges My Muse presents unto your sacred

were all present except Chief Justice To win your favours falsly I disdaine ;

Rolls, and the Mayor of London. From painefull practise, from experi- Vyner; then Lambert and Whaley ence,

were the chief officers, and assisted A sound, though costly mysterie, I derive:

him to his seal, which was a stately With firie flames, in scorehingVulcan's forge,

chayre with costly foot clothes and To teach and fine each secret I do strive. most rich cushions ;, and lben he sate Accept them well, and let my wearied in it, and put on his hat, none els beMase

ing covered in the Court. Repose her selfe in ladies laps awhile: The Mayor gave him his sword, So, when she wakes, she happily may and he rendered it him againe. The record

[ing stile."

Keepers, the seale, and he gave it Her sweetest dreames in some more pleas- them againe. Yours, &c. S. WOOLMER. Then the Mayor went afore him

through Westminster-hall, which was Fragments of Literature. througed with people, and with a No, XI.

great guard to his coach.

Fol. 23. Extracts from one of Richard Sy At the marriage of his daughter to monds's Pocket-books, preserved among Rich in Nov. 1657, the Protector threw the Harleian Manuscripts in the British

about sack posset among all the laMuseum. No 991. Fol. 7.

dyes to soyle their rich clothes, which The King had written a booke they tooke as a favour; and also welt with his owne hand, wherein were

sweet-meates ; and dawbed all the

stooles where they were to 'sit with many things concerning Governmeut, and in it a model of Governineot

wett sweet-ineates; and pulled of Rich

his for this nation according to that of it into the fire, but did not, yet, be

perucque, and would have throwne France; and to effect it, he ....

sate upon it. bringing in the German horse, there

Fol. 24. by to settle it. Old Ea. of Bedford had seene or heard of this booke; and the body and head put into a coffin

Wben the King was beheaded, being familiar with Oliver St. John and set in the Banquetting-house, since Chief Justice, told bim of it, Oliver Cromwell came with one Bowwho by all means wrought with the tell- of Suffolk, near Framingham, E. of Bedf. that he might see this booke, which he accomplisht, and staffe, but could not ;, then be tooke

and tried to open the lid with his made use of it aguinst the King, which Bowtell's sword, and with the puin. the King perceived, and found it lo be Bedford, with whom he was very the King, shewing him to Buwiell


mell knockt up the lid, and lookt upon angry. Mr. Crisp, Jan. 1659.

Then at that time this Bowtell askt George Lord Villiers Duke of Bueko him, what Government wee should ingham bad in his prosperity twenty- have ? He said, the same that is five thousand pound a year in Eng. now. This, Bowtell told. Col. Rolland and Ireland.


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Fol. 71.

Wilmot found that this was wife to PRINCE RUPERT.

an officer of his once, and, by work. 'Tis very remarkable of Prince Ru- ing by the smyth, who willingly shelpert, that bis ship having sprung a tered a poore cavalier, as Wilmot plonke, and there was not likelihood told him, Mr. Lane was brought up, of safety in the midds of the sea, and Wilmot pulled out of the baybe seemed not ready to run into mow, and then both go together and the boat for safety, nor did intend it. fetch the King out of the tree and They all, about sixty, besougbt bim carry him to Mr. Laye's howse, where to save himselfe, and take some others he is vobly receiv'd, shard, dy'd, with him in the boat lo rao him, tell- and put into parke-keeper's cloathes, ing him, he was deffered and appoint- and was to ride with Mrs. Lane as her ed for greater matters, and prest him man, and Wilmot to come at distance to leave them; and they all with con

behind ; and thus they convey'd bim stancy and courage stayd in the shipp, to vights to Bristoll, where going into and be in the boat saw them all sinke. the ship. But stay, in the journey. Sir Ricb. Wellys.

and by the way, the King was to pre

tend to be sick of an ague, and by BRADSHAW,

that mcapes to be sent to bed early The most impudent Lawyer that to avoid being seene ; and using to judged the King to dye, was the son sitt in the chimney - corner, Mrs. of a collar-maker in Chester, He Lane would say, This boy will never dyed Nov. 1659.

recover, hee'le n'ere be good againe, Fol. 90.

and the like. One night a foot sol. The manner of the King's escape dier was in their company, and seefrom the battayle of Worcester, as the ing him have an ague,

“ Here, boy, Lady Wood relates it, who beard the here's to thee, The King's bealth," King tell it his mother.

and made biin pledge him, “ that At first he goes off the field with will cure thee." Well, at Bristoll a good body of horse, then selects going into the shipp the master said, thirty, of which he after a while “ This is the King of Scots, but I'le takes onely the Duke of Buckingham carry him safe over:” And so they and Lord Wilmot, and a mosse troo went to Deep, where his greene per knowing of the wayes: with these cloathes were kept, and showne for be goes to a gentleman's house, who money. Mr. Crisp, March 1659. afore the battagle had told him all he had was at his service'; but dare

FALL OF THE RAINE. pot shelter him. The King goes From the General Outline of the with the mosse trooper into a great

Swiss Landscapes. wood, having quitted D. of Buck.


UT to return to the Rhine: the afore ; now he desires Lord Wilmot

numerous waters of this river to leave him, because his face was have been ever since rusbing after, 80 knowne. The King and the m. and ever resounding over the steep trooper quit their horses and go into above mentioned. While we were a hollow yvg tree, ten or twelve yards yet at some distance, we could distin. from the rode side, wbere they saw guish a mist rising up as if it had the enemy goe by; there they stay'd been from so many boiling spriogs: till evening : the trooper quaked and these announce the cascade to your shak't so much, the King imagined eyes-as its din long before does to by shakiog the leaves bee'd betray your ears, like a hundred forges all him. In the duske of the evening, and blowing at once. We hurried to the the coast clear, they quit the tree; bank, and stood by the mill behind the and go about to get out, and in the fall. Here, in a wilderness of waves, wood meels Wilmot a gaine. Then we saw throngs of currents shocking the King quitted the trooper, and they against or undermining each other; two go together, the King back to these joining and shot like batteringthe tree, and Wilmot being hungry rams against the crags; those again goes afore to spy and provant, and followed close by others and all on a heath was a smyth's shop. Wil with irresistible sway rapt down. mot was to provant. The singth There is an ample reservoir formed bydes Wilmot; and accidentally one by Nature for the waters after their Mire. Lane, living hard by, was ibere. descent; for their impetuosity car:


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