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sities; but I must answer, and in appor stated in Ventris, observed that in a tioning the trifle I have to give, it makes MS. of Sir Matthew's, which he had a considerable difference with me, whe

seen, it was mentioned, “ that Christher I know the person or not. Having tianity came in here by external spileft that part of the country, I am not ritual force and discipline, was introQuixote enough to believe myself capa duced as a Custom, and is part of the ble of relieving every real object of cha

Law.” See 2 Strange, 1113. J. C. rity. The objection does not hold with the present sufferer; he has a claim for

Mr. URBAN,

Jan. 17. having served me faithfully several years; and it is impossible for me not

VIR Thomas Lyttelton, bart. Treato take a livelier interest in his welfare than in that of a total stranger. I have, was father of George Lord Lyttelton; therefore, inclosed 21. for his

benefit, and but does not appear to have married can only wish my circumstances would any other wife than the sister of the allow me to make the donation larger late Lord Cobham. I have to request my name may not ap I find in p. 556, a long panegyric pear, unless you think it would in any on Sir Adam Gordon, to all which, way aid the subscription.

for aught I know, he had an undoubtTo you, Sir, I beg leave to offer my ed claim; but not a word in the Gent. best thanks ; as whatever sum may be Mag. where I should have expected it, ultimately realized, must mainly, if not

of information to the Herald or Gewholly, be attributable to the pathetic nealogist. He was the heir and sucappeal to the Publick, which you so humanely drew up; and caused to be pub phollie, one of the latest of the Scots

cessor of Sir John Gordon, of Dallished. I doubt not Redmile will ever have a due sense of the gratitude he

Baronets, having been so created Feb. owes you. I am, Sir, Yours, &c. 8, 1704 : whetber he were married Thomas HOGARD, 40, Stafford-place. more than once, I know not; but his

last wife, whom he survived a few Mr. URBAN, Furnival's-inn, June 3. years, was the daughter of William

“ Gaven Kioleside, formerly an Apothecary in

the City, and afterward Treasurer of read, or did not understand, the Case Bridewell and Bethlem Hospitals, and of Taylor in 1. Ventris 293, referred widow of Jukes Coulson), a great ironto by Blackstone in 4 Comm. 59. master, who settled upon ber 8001. a

An loformation was exhibited year for her life. His first Living was against Taylor for uttering divers Hinxworth, and afterwards Lord Chanblasphemous expressions horrible to cellor Loughborough gave bim West hear, and which I cannot repeat. Tilbury and a Prebend of Bristol, He was tried in the King's Bench which produced bin about 8001. á before Sir Matthew Hale, and found year also : he spent much of his inguilty; and that Judge then observed, come upon bis Parsonage, and made “that such kind of wicked blasphe- it so pretty a place that he obtained mous words were not only an offence the tbanks of his Archdeacon at Visito God and Religion, but a crime tations ; he died without issue, leavagainst the Laws, State, and Govern- ing two or three relations, among ment, and therefore punishable in whom he bequeathed what he had that Court: for to say Religion is saved out of his income, and one of a cheat, is to dissolve all those obli- whom inherits the title, if he shall gations whereby the Civil Societies think it prudent to claim it, the estate are preserved: And that Christianity having long been totally severed is parcel of the Laws of England"; from it.

E. and therefore to reproach the Christian Religion is to speak in subver

Mr. URBAN,

May 29. sion of the Law.” Taylor had Judg IN

N Bonney's Life of Bp. Taylor, p. ment; viz. to stand in the Pillory in 274, he erroneously calls the three several places, and to pay 1000 Lord Conway of that day the anmarks fine, and to find sureties for cestor of the Marquis of Hertford. his good behaviour during life. Sir In fact, the Seymours are not deWilliam Lee, Chief Justice of the scended from the Conways, though King's Bench, 12 Geo. II. in the Case enjoying the estates of the latter. of the King against Bosworth, after the last peer of the Conway male giving Sir Matthew Hale's opinion, as line, was Edward Conway, Earl of

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Yourbom, r.: 188, either did not

Conway,

Conway, &c. in the Peerage of Eng- Who urge them, yet untravel'd, to pursue land, and Viscount Conway of Kil A novel path, a maze without a clue ? lultagh, in Ireland: he died in 1683, Who force them, ʼmidst the torrent of leaving his estates in England, Wales, Unform'd, untutor’d, and of tender years,

their tears, and Ireland, to his cousin, Popham Far, far from home, where young batSeymour, and his brothers, Francis

talions rage,

[wage and Charles Seymour, in succession, And, spurning discipline, with Doctors and their heirs male, on condition of

Dire war

?" taking the name of Conway. Popbam died unmarried ; and Francis, on

In a note, the author observes :

“ the anarchy to which I allude, is succeeding to the estates, had the English title of Baron Conway, of ristic features of a public school. But

not intended as one of the characteRagley, co. Warwick, revived in his

this part of the epistle was written at person, March 17, 1702; and the Irish

the time of a pretty formidable rebel. dignity of Baron Conway and Killulta, co. Antrim, was added in 1703.

lion at one of our public seminaries.

It is a curious fact, that, attempting to This Lord was the father of the first Marquis of Hertford. Tradition says,

suppress an ipsurrection some years that the only daughter of Edward Eari ago at Winchester, Dr. Wartoo was

knocked down by his own Virgil fluog of Conway died on the day of her

at his head.”

SCRUTATOR. intended nuptials with Mr. Seymour, to the inexpressible grief of her father. Lord Conway sent for Mr. Sey.

CATHEDRAL SCHOOLS. mour to bis bed-chamber, and, after (Continued from p. 392.) deploring the afflicting incident, told Mr. URBAN, Crosby-square, June 1. him, that, since it was the will of God. A

N Enquiry into the History of

Cathedral Schools will, I per. much at heart to see accomplished, ceive, lead me into the mazes of rebe must still consider him as his son search touch beyond what I at first in-law, and heir to his estates. His contemplated; and my references have will was made according to this de- already swelled to such an extent, claration, and Mr. Seymour inherited that I am induced to depart considerbis extensive territories. Our Gene- ably from my original design. For alogists style the elder son of the the present, therefore, my account of Protector Somerset simply Sir Ed

the Choristers will be limited to a ward Seymour; but query, whether, very brief outline; and I shall reserve as the son of a Duke, he was not en to a future opportunity a more ex. titled to the designation of Lord Ed- tended History of the several Choral ward Seymour? I am aware that the Establishments. Dukedom was granted to the issue of

St. David's CATHEDRAL. the Protector's second marriage; but

The Choristers are six in number; the issue of the first wife had a re chosen by the Canons and Orgaoist. mainder (in failure of the male issue They wear a Scholastic habit, receive by the second wife) to the Dukedom. an excellent education in the College Yours, &c. BIOGRAPHICUS.

School, and have Lessons in Music

from the Organist at his own resiMr. URBAN,

May 19.

depce. A great proportion, after So many, vague and contradictory completing iheir studies under the

Bishop's superintendance, enter into tion at Winchester have been spread Holy Orders, and many have risen to through the Country, that I look great eminence in the Church. with some anxiety for a full and cor Durham. This magnificent Estab. rect narrative of a mutiny most awe lishment presents a striking contrast ful and alarming.

in the degree of attention bestowed In Polwhele's “ Family Picture," upon the young members of the published some years ago, there are al- choir. Their antient and well-enlusions to anarchy of this description: dowed School has greatly declined; “ If dangers, at each turn, their steps and the Singiog-boys now receive a await,

(fate?

mere Charity-school education, and Who, without trembling, would solicit wear a corresponding dress. They Where, in a thousand shapes, disease is however retain the privilege, derived rife,

[life? from remote antiquity, of attending Who plunge them into such uncertain the Members of the Chapter after

dinner,

dipper, to read a portion of the Scrip- removed when they cease to be useful tures; and in this ceremony the boys in the Choir by their voices becoming belonging to the Choir take prece- too manly, or by their want of profidence of the Grammar scholars. On ciency in the science of Music, wherethese occasions the Canon Residen- in they are prepared and taught retiary addresses the young novices in gularly and daily, commonly by the Latin, though they are no longer Organist or by his Deputy. taught to comprehend the purport of * The parents of the boys often his exhortation.

find it suit their purposes best, to reEly. The Singiog-boys of this Ca. quest leave to have their children conthedral are sometimes admitted into fined more to the learning of writing the King's School as individuals; but and arithmetic in other schools of the no education, except in Music, is pro- City; which permission is granted them, vided for them as Choristers. They provided their attendance at the Caare eight in pumber, and are now ap thedral is regularly observed, which pointed by the Organist. This, how- it is, much to the credit of the Church, ever, is a modern regulation; for in where the duty is performed equally the last century the election of a boy well with that of any Cathedral which into the Choristers' School was a sub stands the foremost in this praise. ject of interest and importance aniong After their departure from the the members of the Chapter *. Choir, having had the benefit, if their

EXETER. The Music School of this parents please, of an education, or Cathedral is represented as being regu. much assistance towards it, in Latin, lated in a manner at once liberal and Greek, Writing, Arithmetic, and Mujudicious. The Choristers are ten in sic, nothing binders their going to number; and the duty, in most instances the University; and in many Cathedelegated to the Music-master, of se. drals this is a commov practice, lecting the boys for the service of the whence they frequently come back Choir, is bere performed by the Pre- again in the capacity of Minor Cacentor himself, as enjoined by the Sta nons, of which many very respecttutes. The Choristers wear Scholars' able instances may be adduced. The habits; and, by application to the Dean sons of Clergymen are thus very often and Chapter, they have the benefit of put in training for the Church, and a classical education, with the addi. become in time useful members and tion of writing and arithmetic. They ornaments of it. are instructed by the Organist in sing “In this Church there are no Exhiing from seven till nine every morning. bitions to either of the Universities.”'

The system adopted in favour of the Gloucester was first made a BiChoristers at Exeter has been attend- shop's See by Henry VIII. and is goed with gratifying success, both with verned by his Statutes. respect to the performance of their HEREFORD. This being one of the immediate duty as Choristers, and old Cathedrals for a Dean and Canons, their ultimate welfare as members of was not disturbed at the Reformation; society.

and the antient academical discipline GLOUCESTER. The communication and mode of life has been in a great with wbich I have been honoured measure adhered to by the members from Gloucester is equally satisfactory of the Choir.

“ The Choristers of the Cathedral The Grammar - school, under the have a right of admission and in- guardianship of the Dean and Chapstruction in the King's Grammar- ter, is kept in a spacious building, school, and very frequently are of the known by the name of “ the Musicknumbers which are included in it. room," near the West end of the Ca. They are eightin number, so appointed thedral Church. It was built upon by the Statutes of the Cathedral; aud the site of the old school, which was are usually admitted about the age a beautiful piece of Architecture, of of eight or pine, according as their very high antiquity. In this school voices recommend them, and their the Choristers receive gratuitous infitness for the Musical parts of our struction, except writing and arithCathedral service. They are chosen metic, which they pay for. Many of by the Dean and Prebendaries in them have taken Holy Orders, and Chapter assembled, and are generally have obtained good preferment in the

Church. The Laymen, my Correspon* Nichols's Literary Anecdotes, vol. dent observes, have not been equally V. p. 359.

successful.

M. H.

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