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host taken. I beg the favour of you by what you say, that it is in the to present my compliments to Mr. Crown especially when I consider Walpole, who I hope will pardon me that in all probability this Church was for making use of his name, in order built by some of the Heveninghams; to have yours conveyed free to your this may be supposed from their Arms, bands; and to this I beg leave to add which appear in several parts of lbe my hearty wishes that you may long Church and Windows, and it is most enjoy your fine estate; and that it likely the Advowson of the Rectory may continge in your family at least was once in their possession. If it as long as it did in that of the former appears so from the title deeds, and owners, which was near 600 years. I nu alienation to the Crown, I should beg leave to subscribe myself, with not imagine the Advowson is irregreat respect, &c.

A. C. D. coverable; for it may have happened Sept. 14, 1754.

that in former times the Crown might

have presented once, perhaps twice, To Dr, DUCAR EL.

during a minority, or by lapse; and Sir, --I am mach obliged to you upon the second presentation the for your kind attention in sending me Clerk inserting the words pleno jure, the curious abstract relating to the instead of prö hâc vice, ihe Crowo Seat of Heveningham Hall, which ab. may have ever since presented to this stract is a proof of your great know Rectory for want of a claim from the ledge in the History of this Country. true Patron. In this case, Sir, I I an no less thankful for your oblig- should thiok an inquiry might be priing wishes in regard to this possession; vately made, without alarining the which I shall endeavour to make as Crown, or any body else, bg search permanent in my family as human ing into the Registry of the Bishop prudence can go, and the rest must of Norwich, where it will appear how be left to Providence.

lony, and by what right, ibie Crown The old House, built by the family bave presented to this Living. who

gave their name to this Village, I know my friend Mr. Crespigny is has been pulled down about forty very intimate with the Registrer of years ago, the present House being Norwich : he might from hin easily built at that time by one Squire come at the truth, if it could give Bapce; so that nothing mentioned in you the least satisfaction. I hope, the Abstract remains but in the old Sir, you will excuse the liberty I take offices, where the name of W. H. and

of mentioning 'my thoughts to you time of building, 1653, are yet to on this subject, which I do as a Lawe be seen.

yer and Autiquary, having known a The observatioas on the Arms and similar case determined against the Monuments in the Church I shall Crown very lately, in favour of nig have an opportunity of comparing, Lord Huntingdon, It would be a desirable thing to have If on this or anyother occasion I can the Perpetual Advowson; but that, be any way serviceable to yourself or belonging to the Crown, is not easily any of your family, I shall very gladly to be come at.

embrace any opportunity of doing it Mr. Walpole returns bis grateful and I beg leave to conclude this, by thanks to you for your kind remem assuring you I have the hopour of brance; and I remain sincerely, Sir, remaining, with very great esteem your very humble and obidient ser: and consideration, four most obe vant,

JOŞUA VANNECK. dient and most bumble servant, Heveninghum Hall, Sept.19, 1754.

A. C, DUCAREL.

Sept. 24, 1754. To Sir JOSHUA VANNECK, Bart.

I have this day tak eu the liberty of Sir, I have received the honour of sending two copies of A Tour through your most obliging Letter; and, as an Normandy to your house in towe: Antiquary, am very sorry the old one, I hope, you will please to accept Manor house is pulled down. It of; the other is for Mr. Walpole, to would certainly be a desirable thing whom I desire to be remembered, for you to have the Perpetual Ad- The weight of each being somewhat vowson of Heveningham; and I own above two ounces, prevented my sende I ain" very much surprised to find, ing them under frapks.

Sir WALTER RALEIGH's Receipt fond of his grand-daughters. We against the PLAGUE.

have a great deal of dining company, Libera nos, Domine.

a constant excellent table, and overy Take three pints of Malmsey or

ove shews us great civility. The Bi. Canary Sack, boil in it one handful of shop of Limerick came here last week sage, and as much of rue, till one piot on a Visitation, and we saw him and be wasted away; then strain it, and bis lady several times; 'they pressed set it over the fire again, and put time with them at Limerick, but I fear

us prodigiously to go and stay some thereto one drachm of long pepper, half an ounce of ginger, and a quarter that is impossible, as it is quite out of of an ounce of putmegs, all well

our beat. We had knowo them at beaten together. Then let it boil a Scarborough.

Scarborough. We don't yet hear little, and put thereto one drachm who will be Provost; if you do and a half of inithridate, one drachm

write me word, as also, when York of Venice treacle, and a quarter of a

kicks up, who succeeds; you know I piot of cqua vite, or hot Angelica must interest myself there -- also at water.

what time a ship will sail for Gusty, Keep this as your life, above all that I may be prepared. One thing I worldly treasure; take it always

am sorry to see is the oumber of morning and evening, three spoonfuls Catholicks in this part of the world's at a time, if the party be diseased; if they say there are at least fifty to oni

Protestant. Is out that a shame ? not, every morning is sufficient.

In all the Plague-time trust to this, and must it not be owing to the negfor certainly (God be praised for it!) Jeet of our Clergy? We bave had, there was never man, woman, or

and it still continues to 'be, mighty child, wbom this drink deceived, if bad weather; I hope it will soon the heart were not poisoned and alter, as it does not eoliven a country drowned with the disease before, life. Tbe giris have had five balls at

Tralee; the distance nor hours don't Mrs. BLENNERHASSETT lo Dr. suit me, so I go seldoin. DUCAREL.

Salmon is a penny a pound here, Ouk Park, near Tralee, in the Barony chickens from three haifpence to of Truhaghnachmy,

twopence a couple; if we would con: July 3, 1774. sent to stay the winter, we are offered Dear Doctor, I will attempt to

for nothing house, carriage, horses, . give you some idea of this place and cows, poultry-yard stock’d,' &c. &c. country. Kerry is very mountainous; but we preser home to every thiog! and in some parts greatly resembles However, such offers one seldom Wales, though much better cultivated

meets with might say never, when for the most part, as they plough

one is in want of it. I shall have much bigher up the hills ihan one quite tired out the man of business, I would think possible. The roads are

fear; so will conclude, dear brother, very good, particularly those made your ever affectionate sister, through the bogs, and resemble Hol

JANE BLENNERU ASSETT. land, for you drive on a dyke with deep ditches on each side-the pro

Mr. URBAN, Mid. Temple, Dec. 7. spects are romantic and beautiful

. The following extracts from the and a balf from the town of Tralee, vent Antiquary, on a Tour into Derbywhich, together with a charming shire, may form an agreeable contrast view of the Bay, fornis a most pleas- to modern manners. CARADOC. ing prospect from several of the win.

Matlock, July 20, 1760. dows, and is bounded by very high

“Dear Sir,— Early on Friday last 1 mountains. Our old father, ai 82, is crossed the Trent at Wilen Ferry in what you would style“ a jolly dog;" Leicestershire. In about half a year's he is straigbt, tecih and sight good, time there will be a fine stone bridge, of hearing, a little thick ; is polite, three arches *, finished over the river cheerful, and even drull; sits to his here. I reached Derby to dinner yes. bottte constantly till vine or ten terday, where it happened to be market

day, so bad but indifferent accommoo'clock, and never wishes to go to bed till one or two in the morning ; * Cavendish Bridge, engraved in vol.“ pastly happy to see us, and mighty LXXXV. Part I. p. 305.

dation,

dation. Thence, at four in the after went on the man's shoulders, but walked noon, rode on to Matlock-bath, over the through it on stones at my return: belower part of the Peak, which is a bar tween these two waters is a high kind ren mountainous heath, where in a few of gallery to the right, where the boys huts they burn furze, &c. into ashes for clamber up and sing, for the sake of the soap : the roads within two miles of ecbo, which is very fine. Further on this place are so full of large loose stones, we walked down a steep bank of wet that it is impossible to ride down the sand, and then on the high narrow bank hills, but one is forced to alight and of a brook, till we came to the third walk. The Bath stands at the end of a river, wbich touches the rocks above, winding terrace, on the right of which and here all closes; wbich the man is a monstrous perpendicular rock co proved by kicking the water straight on, vered with trees; and at the foot of it which, after some minutes, is heard to the river Darwent runs very shallow rebound from the rock with a great over a parcel of lonse rocks, which make noise. In the way to this cave I saw on a continual cascade. We are about 30 a hill a greať cleft in the earth, which in family at an ordinary in an Assembly- goes slanting down to the depth of 128 room; mostly people of the country, yards, and ends in a prodigious large and few strangers. Lord Chancellor cavity below. Thus have I made the Bowes dined here yesterday, and went tour of the Peak, and seen all its wonon for London. We have been this morn ders, without the least accident to sell

, ing to Matlock Church, wbich is fuller Richard, or horses, though the roads than onewould bave expected intbePeak.” are excessively steep, and full of Jouse

Manchester, July 25, 1760. lime-stones. “ Dear Sir, I left Matlock on Tues Manchester is a prodigious large town; day morning, to see the Duke of Devon contains 30,000 inhabitants, 4 churches, sbire's at Chatsworth. This is a large and 10 chapels of ease; yet is but one bandsome house, with very fine tapestry parish, which reaches nine miles round; and carving in the inside, and fine water the greatest part of it is new and wellworks in the gardens; particularly a built, consisting of the dwelling and temple, wbieb, from a variety of statues, warehouses of the traders, who deal in &c. throws out water for a very large fustians, tapes, ticking, and checks." cascade ; a willow-tree, made of copper,

Stone, July 29, 1760 which drops water from every leaf, but “Dear Sir,- On the 26th I came to is now much out of order; and two Warrington, where there is a famous fountains, one of which throws the wa manufartory of buckabeck, pins (which ter 90, and the other 70 feet high, like are sold for two shillings and fourpence pillars of smoke. Thence I went to a pound), glass, and copper. There is a Buxton, a warm bath frequented by per- large Meeting, and an Academy kept by Dr. 'gons that have rheumatic complaints. Taylor of Norwich, who has two or three Here was Miss Chudleigh, with her sis- Professors under him, all in very bandter, &c. who went on Wednesday to a some houses. Thence I went to Prescott, concert at Matlock. In this neighbours where is a great pottery; and on Satur. hood I saw Poole's Hole, a long dark day to Liverpool, where I spent Sunday, cave underground, the entrance into It is a handsome town, but rather dirty, which, for about ten yards, requires one by the number of sailors in the trade; to stoop very low; but further on it is the river Mersey lies at the back of the very high, and full of great rocks covered town, and fills the Docks, which are with petrified water, in various shapes, very large, and full of ships. There to which they give the names of the bave been several batteries erected last Lion, the Flitch of Bacon, the Organs, year, for fear of the French fleets; and the Haycock, the Bee-hive, Poole lying they are going to make more. On Sunin state, his Horse, Saddle, Chair, Bed- day morning, about 10 o'clock, a Greenchamber, and Shelf; all which are more land ship came in, and fired seven guns like the things they are called after than as a signal that she bad taken so many you 'would imagine. On Wednesday I whales, and was saluted by the bells of rid to see another cave, called The De the principal Church; this was an vil's A-, which, going and coming, is agreeable entertainment; and, after sernear a mile long; much larger than the vice was over, I walked down to the former: in the mouth of it live pour Dock to see her. I returned to Warring. people who make ropes; and, after going ton yesterday, and am now on my way a little way, we lay down in a trough home across Cheshire and Staffordshire. like a shallow bathing-tub, with candles The Cheshire roads are very deep in in our hands, and were shoved under a dust, and the middle pāved like London rock, which couched our nuses, by a man streets, but through a fine cultivated who walked knee-deep in the water ;

eguntry, though the town's do not stand further on is another river, over wbich i at all thick. I am now going to cimer

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a mu PART II.] Winchester Cathedral.-Monument of Bp. Fox. 595 at Lichfield, 'having passed by Lord the Lady-Chapel and contiguous ailes Gower's bouse at Trentham, where I of dissimilar and ornamental Archimet Lord Anson's brother, and two old tecture. Of the Interior it will be maiden sisters, going to dine with him.” difficult to speak without enthusiasm.

The extensive uave, with its' rich Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 9.

vaulting, the uniform arches, the noTHI THE ready insertion you have ble West window, and the monumeots

given to communications I have of Bishops Wykham and Edington from time to time offered to the Gen on the South side, compose a view tleman's Magazine, upon various sub- impressively grand. The splendid jects of Antient Architecture which choir which succeeds, with its magnihave come under my notice; and ficent stalls, the superb altar-screen, your known partiality for these veve aod the surrounding rich architecture rable works of our ailcestors; are of Bp. Fox's æra ; and the Lady-Chaforcible inducemeuts towards a con

pel, with the sinaller Chapels at the Linuation of a Correspondence, which, sides, inclosed and lined with the richwbile it renders of some use a collec. est carved oak screens and ornaments, tion of Original Remarks made in unite to number Winchester Cathe. actual visits to the Towns and Abbeys dral among those which are distindescribed, may, perhaps, be interest- guished for the magnificence of their ing to many of your Readers, to whom dimensions, and the variety and beauty such a study may afford delight, but of their Architecture. who may not have had opportunities The sumptuous Monumental Cha. of viewing their grand originals. pel of the benevolent and amiable Inow offer some account of the mo.

Prelate Bishop Fox, who lived in the duments of Bp. Fox, Cardinal Beau- reign of Henry VII. joins the back of fort, and William Waynfete, in the Ca. the high altar-screen, exteoding Bastthedral of Winchester*; first observe ward, and shewing its beautiful elejog,thatthesacred building encompass. vation towards the South aile of the ing these stupendous and beautiful Choir.

Four equal divisions comsepulchres of ihe great and good is, puse the front, whose 'elegance correfor many reasons, too obvious to be sponds will the ornaments which enhere repealed, one of the most inter- rich them. These divisions are forniesting in England. No Church con ed by octagonal turrets risiog from tains so many eiegant memorials of the pavement, and exceeding the Prelates who were distinguished in height of the parapet, wbere they are their life-time, by their virtues, their larger and more decorated. Betweea piety, and their worth ; none are to these, and rising from the cornice bebe found more magnificent, perfect, low the parapet, are smaller,.but or of superior sculpture; and bot similar-shaped turrets, each supportfew can exhibit more variety of ing a Pelicav, the favourite device of Architecture, from the grand and the Prelate. To height there are two massy works of Saxon boilders, to divisions; the lower, forming the almost the latest use of the Pointed baseinent, consists of a series of dishes arch. The exierior of this Cathedral and compartments of it is far from striking, in any direction : gant design and exquisite it has no prominent feature to arrest ship; and an arched recess, coptaining notice; no lofty tower or spacious a sculptured effigies of an emaciated front; no elaborate enrichment; and figure in a winding sheet. but few Jarge turrets or pinnacles to divisions are principally filled with predominate over its immeuse length: large arches, which are subdivided yet each portion has its peculiar in- into two compartments, having eleterest. The low tower contains hand

gant ogée canopies. These are again some Saxon windows, and is one of divided, and their height also, by the finest specimens of masonry in transoms. The surmounting corvice, the Country; the nave is very long, parapet, &c. are verysielegant and baving noble windows and buttresses have a beautifully designed and sculpthe West front is finely, but not richly tured row of entwined vine-leaves, ornamented; the choir elegant; and tendrils, and fruit; tive whole 'underThese three beautiful Monuments

cut with the initials H. W. in one are engraved in the third Volume of part. The parapet terininates' with “ Vetusta Monumenta," with descrip

lozenge-shaped compa

açtmeots inclos. tions by Mr. Gough. Epit.

aing qual refuils, with bandsome leaves

The upper

of

of the same shape on their points. sumptuous memorials of his succes, In the sides of every window are six sors. The general character and ar. niches; and in the lower, or basement rangement of the parts and ornaments part of the Chapel, fourteen, making of these monuments bear great resemihe whole number of piches on the blaoce: the former is more simple in front, which origioally contained fi- design, more cbaste in its ornaments, gures, thirty-eight. The canopies of more delicate and beautiful in its all these are nearly alike, the differ- execution. But a very few years ence being only in their ornaments. elapsed between the time of their The pedestals to sustain the figures building; and it is really astonishing are remarkably elegant, particularly that we should observe so much difa those rising from the base. To en ference in two works so nearly resemo deavour by words to bring a Reader's bling in form and arrangement, and mind to conceive the magnificence of which appear to have called forth all this design, and exquisite delicacy the invention and ability of the Archiwith which every part is executed, tects and Sculptors: this movement would be vain and unsuccessful. A must certainly be considered retrobrief summary of its composition grade, and it is an early example of could not do justice to so much grap- the taste for enrichment, which, after deur and beauly, and an extended de a time, overcame that elegant simscription would at best do little to. plicity, and suitable proportion of wards its illustration). Every effort ornament, which marked the best of ingenuity and skilful workmanship period of our National Architecture. have here been exerted to their ut. Cardinal Beaufort's Monument is on most, and it is unquestionably one of the South side. The sumptuous ca. the most extraordinary examples of nopy covering the tomb and figure of design and sculpture in exisi ence. On this extraordinary nian rests upon the most scrupulous examination of eighi clusters of delicate pillars, disthe smallest part or ornament, whe- posed four at the angles, and two inther a canopy, a crocket, a single leaf, termediate on each side. At the or the smallest moulding, the charac. basement all round is an open panter and precision are equally the same. neled stone fence, inclosing the tomb. The roof of every canopy differs in - Each front of the monument has a design, as also the minute animals in large and two smaller arches, the lattheir positions attached to the arches. ter divided in height and width'; and Nor is the interior of this Chapel less these contain the doors; but the forbeautiful or deserving of notice iban mer are open. These arches and pil. the exterior, although less enriched. lars sustain the canopy, of matchless You ascend to it by several stone elegance and beauty, the pinnacles of steps, through a door in the first di- it rising to the roof of the buildings. vision from the West angle. The. This most elaborate part of the deroof is ornamented with a: almost sign consists wholly of clusters of infinite variety of compartments di. large piches, divided into smaller vided and subdivided, connected by niches, with intermediate compartknots of leaves, and having various ments and other ornaments, supportenrichments. The niches at the Easted by Aying-buttresses, sometimes - end are as delicate and beautiful as united, and in many places single ; ingenuity could make them, and the there terminating with pinnacles, and internal paris of their canopies rival the niches, with others proportioned any thing of the kind. Behind the to their size: - the whole decreasing altar of this Chapel is a small oratory, in height from the centre to the shape · or closet, to which the founder re of the arch and roof, under the centre sorted for devotion. It has no other of which it stands. The ends of the ornament than a large niche (belong- monumenl are united with the clus. ing to the more anlient screen), which ters of columos supporting the arches has been inutilated.

of the aile; thereby separating them, The Monuments of Cardinal Beau. and leaving only a varrow division on fort aud Bishop Waynflete are situ- either side. The figure of the Car. ated each under corresponding arches dinal rests on a square tomb, which is of the aile of approach to the Lady, handsomely ornamented with qualreChapel; a part built by Bp. Gudfrey de foil compartments, deeply cut, and Lucś, whose plain toinb rests in the having at the back a thin plale vf centre of his work, between these two gilt brass: he is represeuted with a

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