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family papers of the Brownes, or the that Metaphysical Writers bave never Pretymans ; if, contrary to the too yet been able to agree among themfrequent practice of iodiscriminate de- selves as to the precise signification struction, any such papers exist. of the various terms employed by
The communication of farther par. them in their disquisitions. In every ticulars relative to Driffield Abbey, or treatise that appears on this subject, to the families wbo have possessed it we find ourselves obliged first to study previous to 1651, through the chan. the meaning attached by the Author nel of your Miscellany, will obligo to the particular phraseology he has Yours, &c. DRIFFIELDIS. adopted, and which is often found
materially to differ from the defini. Mr. URBAN,
London Institution, tion of termos applied in other similar
October 18. Works that have preceded it, and IN
our pursuit after koowledge, which we must therefore necessarily you must be aware, explanations unlearn in order not to create confumay sometimes be required, and sion in our minds. doubts may arise, which can best be Thus, for the word idea, made use satisfied by inviting discussion. Al- of by Mr. Locke, we find Mr. Hume low these reasons as my apology for eodeavouring to substitute imprestroubling you with these remarks. sion. Dr. Reid certainly prefers con
In a note affixed to Dr. Cogan'. ception, and again, Dugald Stewart “ Ethical Treatise on the Passions,” geperally employs the term notion. I find the following passage:
Surely in common language all these “ This embarrassment would have words have got the same meaning. been avoided, had Mr. Locke uniformly which then is to be preferred, as most maintained that distinction between to expressive of the signification iowill and to desire proposed in the text,
tended : and which common phraseology fully Tbis, and several other similar idauthorizes ; or, in other words, had he stances that might be enumerated, considered will as uniformly expressive appear to me as strong impediments of a determination of the mind to act which materially arrest our progress according to some motive which neces- 'in the study of the Philosopby of the sarily includes in it the power of acting, Human Miyd. They would, however, for, as he says, we may desire to fly, but I think, be removed if some one of we cannot will to fly except we have the acknowledged abilities (and the Litera.
ry World is not wanting in such) could Continuing the same Note, I find be induced to favour the Publick with as follows:
something in the form of a Dictionary “ We desire to be relieved from some of Metaphysical Terms, which might thing which makes us unbappy, and we
serve as a standard to all future writers will to make use of the means if they be on this abstruse subject. I am in in our power."
hopes that some one of your Readers Now, I would ask, does not the will favour me with the explanations Doctor, in his last explanation of the I require, and that you will have the word will, differ from his former de goodness to pardon the intrusion of finition ? For if, as he says, to “ will
G. L. is distinguished from to desire, by in
Jan. 17. cluding in it the power to act,” how can he employ the expression “we If your Simplex Correspondent (vol. will to make use of means," while at sult a Book, in which I have no doubt the same time an obstacle “ if they be in our power," which he places an unlimited confidence, would prevent the fulfilling of the
“Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy," act, and thereby reduce it (according he may find there (and in other Pub to the Doctor's own definition) to delications) that the “ amiable and besire. I may have misunderstood the nevolent Bp. Goodman," over whose Doctor's meaning, but I cannot help
case he so pathetically mourns, as thinking it requires some further elu having “ feit the puritanical vencidation on this head.
geance of the canting Persecutors" of It is certainly much to be regretted his age, was a determined Papist.
E. * Note N. p. 479.
Cainby Hall, C. Tennison, esq. Nocton, Earl of Buckinghamshire. Canwick, C. W. Sibthorpe, esq. Normanby Hall, Sir J. Sheffield, bart. Carlby, Sir R. J. Woodford, bart. Norton Place, late Jobo Harrison,esq. Caswick, Sir John Trollope, bart. Ormsby (South), W. B. Massingberd, Coleby Hall, Earl of Lindsey.
esq. Culverthorpe, M. Newton, esq. Owstou Place,Jervace Woodhouse,esq. Denton, Sir W. E. Welby, bart. Panton House, Edmund Turner, esq. Easton, Sir Montague Cholmeley. Parlut, Sir John Wentworth, bart. Elsham Hall, Corbett, esq.
Paunton (Liule) Mrs. Peonyman. Frampton Hall, Thos. Tunnard, esq. Redbourn, Lord William Beauclerk. Froston, Lord Manners.
Revesby Abbey, Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Fulbeck, Gen. Sir Henry Fane.
Banks, P.R.S. Gautby, Robert. Viner, esq.
Riseholine, Francis Chaplin, esq. Gate Burton, William Hutton, esq. Scawby, Sir Henry Nelthorpe, bart. Gersby, George Lister, esq.
Scrivelsby, The Champion, L. Dy. Glentworth, Earl of Scarborough.
mocke, esq. Goltho, Charles Manwariog, esq. Somerby,
Westop, esq. Gosberton, J. I. Colthorpe, esq. Somerby Park, John Beckwith, esq. Grantham House, Sir C. E. Kent,bart. Sproxton,
Perceval, esq. Gretford, Dr. Willis.
Sioke Rochfort, Edmund Turoor, esq. Grimsby (Little), J. Nelthorpe, esq. Stubton, Sir Robert Heron, bart. GRIMSTHORPE Castle, Lord Gwydir. Sudbrooke Holme, Rich. Ellison, esq. Gunby Hall, W. B. Massingberd, esq. Summer Castle, Lady Wray. Hackthorne, John Cracroft, esq. Sullerton, late Dr. Hutton. Hainton Park, G. Heneage, esq. Swineshead, Viscount Milsington. Hanby Hall, Sir Wm. Manners, bart. Swinthorpe, Rev. M. Allington. Harlaxton Manor House, G. de Ligne Syston, Sir J. H. Thorold, bart. Gregory, esq.
Tathwell Hall, late C. Chaplin,“esq. Harmston, Samuel Thorold, esq. Temple Bellwood, Wm.Johosun, esq. Harrington Hall, Lady Amcotts. Thorrock Grove, Mrs. Hickman. Haverholm Priory, Sir Jenison Gor- Thoresby, Mrs. Wood. don, bart.
Thorphall, Capt. Birch. Hollywell, Jacob Reynardson, esq. Thurgunby, Lord Middleton. Holton Lodge, T. Caldicot, esq. Thurlby Hall, Sir Gonvile Bromhead, Hurst Priory, Cornelius Stovio, esq. bart. Iroham, Lord Arundel of Wardour. Torrington, Sir R. S. Ainsley, bart. Kettlethorp Park, Lady Amcotls. Uffington, Earl of Lindsey. Kirton, S. R. Fydell, esq.
Walcot, Thomas Golton, esq. Knaith, Henry Dalton, esq.
Well Vale, F. B. Dasb wood, esq. Langton Hall, George Langton, esq. Wellingore, Col. Neville. Lea, Rev. Sir C. Anderson, bart. Willingham House, late Ayscough Leadenham House, Wm. Reeve, esq. Bonchereil, esq. Manby, Hon. C. A. Pelham.
Wotton, John Appleby, esq. Nettleham, Sir Thos. Bernard, bart. Wyberton, Rev. Martin Sheath. Peerage. Alford Viscounty to Çust Earl Brownlow, who is also Baron Brown
low of Belton; Bolingbroke Viscounty to St. John; Boston Barony to Irby; Holland (Province) Barony to Fox; Grantham Barony to Robinson; Harrowby Earldom and Barony to Ryder; Irnham Irish Barony to Luttrell, Irish Earl of Carhampton, Lincoln Earldom to Clinton, Duke of Newcastle; Lindsey (Province) Earldom to Bertie; Spalding Irish Barony to Eardley Lord Eardley; Stamford Earldom to Grey; Yarborough Barong to Pelham. Of Burton, Monson Barony to Monson'; of Digby, Digby Earldom to Digby ; De Eresby, Willoughby Barony to the wife of Burrel Lord Gwydir; of Froston, Maoners Barong to
Sutton. Members to Parliament. For the County, 2; Boston, 2; Grantham, 2;
Great Grimsby, 2; Lincoln, 2; Stamford 2: total 12.
Rabbits, Geese, Wild Fowl, Fish.
Bruer. Churches of Boston (tower 282 feet high), Clee, Gedney, Gosbertop, GRANTHAM (steeple 273 feet), Great Grimsby, Heckington, Holbeach, Horbling, Kirton, Leasingham, Long Sutton, Lowtb (steeple 288 feet), Market Raisin, Pinchbeck, Sleaford, Spalding, Swineshead, Stow, and Tattershall.-Castles of Boling roke, Castor, Horncastle, Somerton, TATTERSHALL, and Torksey.-Hussey, Kirk stead Moor,North Kyme, and Richmond Towers.-Gainsborough Old Hall. Bitham
and Pinchbeck castellated Mansions.-Somerby Cross. Stow, the antievt Sidnacester, was an Episcopal See.
Iu Lincolo, in 475, was buried Vortimer, king of the Britops. Its magnificent cathedral was founded in 1086, by St. Remigius de Fescanıp, Bp. of Dorchester. In it had sepulture Catherine Swinford, 3d wife of John of Gaunt, died 1403, and Joan, Countess of Westmoreland, their only daughter, died 1440. Among the more eminent of its Bishops who were here interred, are St. Remigius, its founder, died 1092; Alexander de Blois, styled “the, benevolent,” 1147 ; St. Hugh Burgundus, whose remains were conveyed to the cathedral by two Kings, John of England, and William of Scotland, 1200 ; Robert Grosthead or Grosseteste, the celebrated scholar and patron of learn. ing, 1253 ; Henry Burghersh, Lord Chancellor, 1340; Philip Repingdon, a Cardinal and learned writer, 1423; Richard Fleming, founder of Lincoln College, Oxford, died at Sleaford, 1430; Jobo Russel, Chancellor to Richard Ill. 1494 ; and William Smith, founder of Brazen Nose College, Oxford, 1513. The bell called “Great Tom of Lincoln,” weighs 98941bs.
Bardpey was a mitred abbey, founded before 647. Ethelred, King of Mercia, who renounced his crown and became its Abbot, and St. Oswald, King and Martyr, were buried here; but the body of Oswald was subsequently removed to Gloucester.
Croyland was a mitred abbey, founded in 716, by Ethelbald, King of Mercia, on the spot where his tutor Gutblac, the Saint of the Fens, was buried. After its destruction by the Danes, it was rebuilt io 948, by the brave Chancellor Turketul. The historian Ingulphus was one of its Abbots. Its bridge, - built as an emblem of the Trinity, is considered particularly curious, and is ornamented with a rudely sculptured statue of Ethelbald.
New-house was the first house in England of the Premonstratensians or Wbite Canons. It was built by Peter de Goulsa or Gousel in 1143.
At Sempringham, in 1148, was founded by its native, Sir Gilbert, the first house of the Gilbertines. This order consisted both of men and women, who lived under the same roof.
PRESENT STATE AND APPEARANCE, Rivers. Ancholme, Bain or Bane, Dun, Glei, Humber, Idle, Limb, Lud,
Mowbeck, Nen, Rasin, Slea or Slee, Torn, Trent, Waring, Welland and
Witham. Inland Navigation. Foss Dyke, the first Canal of its kind in England, made
in 1121. Caistor, Grantham, Grimsby, Horncastle, Louth Canals,
Aocholme, Bane, Humber, Slee, Trent, Welland, Witham rivers. Eminences and Views. Lincoln Cathedral ; Belmont Tower; Aukborough
Cliff'; Yarborough Camp; Brocklesby Mausoleum ; Boston Church
Tower: Gunverby, Hunningtoo, Leadenham, Skirbeck äud Tathwell hills, Natural Curiosities. Axholme i sland; Blow Wells near Clee; Heronries near
Spalding and Surfacet ; Buurne, Cawthorp, Grantham, and Stanfield me,
dicipal waters. Public Edifices. Lincoln County Gaol, Shire-ball, Blue-coat School, Hos
pital ; Boston Iron Bridge (ope arch of 36 feet span); Schvols; Gains: borough Bridge; Dunsloo Pillar ; Stamford Town Hall. Seats. Belton Park, Earl Brownlow, Lord Lieutenant of the County, A sbby de le Laund, Neville King, esq. Bourne, Mrs. Pochin. Aswarby, Sir Thos. Whichcote, bari. Bouthorp Park, P. D. Pauncefort. Ayscough Fee Hall, Rev. M. Johnson. Branston, Earl of Buckinghamshire. Barrow, George Uppleby, esq. Brocklesby Park, Lord Yarbororgb. Blankney, late Charles Chaplin, esq. Burtoi), Lord Monson. Bloxholm, General Manners. Burwell Park, M. B. Lister, Esq.