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Dec. 15. that all I assert, respecting this use MR

R. BOWLES has had many atful invention, can be accomplished.

tacks on the subject of his Yours, &c. WM. HARVEY.' edition of Pope. His poetical judy.

ment of his author has been controMr. URBAN,

Doctors Conimons, verled, which however he has ably
Dec. 11.

defended. But it has been alleged INSTANCES baking securred if that he is unfair to the moral char in consequence of some legal defect this, it has been said that he has rein the mode of obtaining the Licence, presented the Poet as having made it may be highly useful in call the al. à violent attempt upon the person tention of Country Surrogates to the of Lady Mary W. M.-What he has following observations, made by Sir really said, is this. That, perhaps, John Nicholl, the Judge of the Arches the behaviour of the Lady " made Court of Canterbury, in a cause of the lover think that he might proNullity of Marriage, instituted by the ceed a step beyond decorum." Now, wife against the husband, upon the Mr. Urbani, is it out a very large step ground of mioority, and want of con- beyond decorum to represent these sent of the parents, or guardians.- words as implying a personal attack? “ This Marriage,” said the learned Lady Mary was a inarried woman, Judge, “was contracted in a distant but a flirt, and the behaviour of such part of the country, and the Surro. a lady in a tête-u-téle might easily gate had granted the Licence, on an encourage a lover to make a direct affidavit, which on the very face of declaration of his passion, but more it was defective. It stated the young

thau that it is not easy to imagine ; woman to be only 20 years of age, and the further trapsgression which and yet there was no certificale of is suggested, could not properly be consent by parent or guardian on her called " a step beyond decorum,” but behalf. This was not the first in.

a complete breach-of all rules of destance of such neglect that had fallen cency and morality. I leave you and under his notice. A Surrogate in the your readers to judge, whether Mr. country had a short time since written Bowles could possibly have meant to to him, stating that he had granted a describe such an action under terms Licence to a Minor, upon the consent so very gentle.

VERAX. of the Father-in-Law, and wishing to know whether such Marri.ge was le Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 16. gal; he had, of course, advised the

GAINST the East Wall of the parties to be immediately re-married by Banns, which he presumed had Parish Church of "Wellingborvugh, been since done, and the parties thus

in the county of Northampton, is an legally joined in Matrimony, there

antieut Monument, which is thus debeing no doubt that the former Mar- scribed in Bridges's County History: riage was ipsô factô void. He was

" A defaced Alabaster Monument, ashamed to find an Ecclesiastical Officer so ignorant of his important houd and cluke, and a man wearing a

whereon are the effigies of a woman in a duties, and he did trust, that he

gown with a ruff about his neck, and a should not have occasion agaio 10

cap on his head, Belween them is a aniinadvert on such conduct, particu- skull. At the bottom this date, 1570; larly when it was seen that from a and the following coat of arms; Barry want of attention to the requisite ob. of Six on a bend a lion passant between servances of Law, such serious con. iwo roses “It is said to be the Mong. sequences ensued, involving at once ment of Serjeant Lingar, Strjeant of the the happiness of families and the le

Bake House to Queen Elizabeth.” gitimacy of the offspring; and that Under this Monument is an high Surrogates 'would, in all cases, be freestone tomb. The shields of arms, particularly careful, strictly to com &c. which formerly adorned the head, ply with the provisions of the Act.” feet, and side, are now defaced.

Should you think this worthy of As the Registers do not commence insertion in your valuable Miscellany, at so early a date, can any of your I shall take a future opportunity of Correspondeuts afford me informa. forwarding a few cautions and obser tion as to the person bere spoken of, vations on this important subject.

and his connexion with the lowo ? Yours, &c. J. S. Yours, &c.

C. P. W.


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1820.] Refectory of Beaulieu Abbey, Hants.

489 Mr. URBAN,

Dec. 1. very handsome, and rest on single VAE annexed Plate represents a slender columns. ln each side wall

North View of the Refectory of are two corresponding windows; but Beaulieu Abbey in Hampshire, and the the West side of the room is princitriple arches at the West end of the pally occupied by the pulpit and its Chapter-house, taken from the once staircase, the latter being constructed cloistered quadrangle (see Plate 1). within the thickness of the wall: it When the destruction of this Abbey receives light through several small took place, the Refectory or Dining-windows, and the staircase is opened hall was converted into a Church for towards the room by means of an the use of the villagers. The Refec- arcade of six very elegant poiuted tory, therefore, remains the most arches, resting on clusters of slender perfect portion of all the buildings columns : at the extremity of these which composed this formerly ex- arches is the door of the passage, the tensive and beautiful Abbey, which roof of which is arched with stone. was founded by King John for Monks The pulpit is attached to the wall, of the Cistercian order, A.D. 1204. before a spacious pointed arch, the

The Cloisters were joined to the window at the back of which consists South side of the cave of the Church of two trefoil arched compartments, On the Western side of the quadrangle surmounted with a quatrefoil perwas placed the Dormitory, which was foration. This pulpit is, perbaps, a building of considerable length, and the most perfect and elegant now restood over a spacious cellar or vault, maining in England*, excepting the of which some portions are now re- one that formerly belonged to the maining, and are converted into work- Refectory of the Abbey at Shrewsshops, &c. On the opposite or East. bury t, and which is now exposed in ern side of the Cloisters was placed a garden on the South side of the the Chapter-house, on the South side Church. The pulpit at Beaulieu is of which are the remains of a pas- of a semi-octagonal bracket-shape, sage, and on the opposite, or Northern: baving at every angle a torus, or side, the Lavatory. On the Southern round moulding, terminating with side of the quadrangleisthe Refectory. a capital, and containing in every The exterior of this buildiug is plain, face rich and elegant patterns of and almost wholly obscured with ivy, sculptured foliage. The upper half large and impervious masses of which of the pulpit, although very antient, are suffered to grow on all the sur- must certainly be allowed to be of rounding dilapidated walls. subsequent date to the base. Its va

At the South end of the Refectory rious ornaments do not accord with are triple laucet windows, and at the the elegant simplicity of the style of North end two windows, having under architecture that prevailed in the them a large and handsomely shaped early part of the thirteenth century. pointed doorway, resting on double At every angle of the upper part of columns at the sides: the iron binges the pulpit is a small pannelled butof the wooden doors are richly and cu- tres, and in every face two trefoil riously ornamented. On the left side of arches restiog on slender pillars : bethis doorway is a fragment of a pointed low the arches is a row of quatrefoils, arch covering a deep recess, the for- and over the arches a high sloping mer use of which is not pow precisely parapet, which is constructed of wood, known. On the point of the gable, and terminates with a double row of at the North end of the Refectory, is small battlements. a wooden bell-turret, and over the The roof of the Refectory is arched Southern point a stone cross.

and ribbed with timber, and ornaA small portion of the interior of mented with bosses, the sculptures the Refectory is 'separated from the of which are very curious, and rerest of the room by a wooden fence; maio in good preservation. this space forms the porch of the In the pavement are several antient Church, and is made a receptacle for grave.stones that formerly contained rubbish of every description. The large and elegantly ornamented plates parrow lancet windows lighting this * A slight sketch of this Pulpit

is given magnificent apartment are on the in. in vol. LXVI. p. 289. 470. Edit. terior covered with spacious pointed † Engraved in vol. LXXVII. ii. p. arches: those now over the Altar are 201. EDIT. Gent. Mag, December, 1820.



of brass. The Altar is raised on two which twelve hundred are said to be steps. To the East wall is a modu in pasturage, four bundred in meament of rude design and execution : dow, and only one hundred in arable. it contains a recuinbent effigy of a The parish occupies a sort of recess, female, and an inscription to the separated by the hills of Quainton memory of Mary, the daughter of and Pitchcott, from the vale of AylesThomas Elliot, Gent. She died the bury; the soil is in general a stiff 18th of June, 1651, aged 40 years. black clay (called by geologists Oak

Towards the West end of the Re. tree-clay); and the arable land is fectory, or Church, stands the antient chiefly employed for the production Font, which is of an octagonal form, of wheat, barley, and beans, with and orpamented with arched pannels some oats. in the body and pedestal.

Nearly contiguous to the SouthThe internal dimensions of the Re east side of the village, and about a fectory of Beaulieu Abbey are as fol- furlong from the Church, rises a colow-length, 97 feet ; width, 30 feet. pious spring of pellucid water, very Yours, &c.

23. slightly chalybeate, but containing in

solution a considerable quantity of Historical and Topographical Account calcareous earth, which fills a reser

of North-MARSTON, BUCKS. voir seven or eight feet in depth, and

CORTH - MARSTON, formerly six feet square, called “ Holy Well,” bably derived its name from low

Well.” It is inclosed by walls, partly marshy ground, denoted by the Saxon stone and partly brick, and covered word mere, in which it is situated :

with a shed of boards, and a flight of the addition North distinguishing this stone steps descends into the water. parish from another called Fleet This spring was formerly held in marston, about five miles distant great repute for its medicinal virtues, from it, towards the South-east. and even miraculous effects, which in

North Marston is about four miles the ages of superstition and bigotry South-south-east of the small market were attributed to the blessing betown of Winslow, and one mile South stowed upon the water through the of the turnpike road from Bucking the pious Rector of this parish, about

of Sir Jobo Schorne, ham to Aylesbury.

Io the antient division of the county the year 1290. Such was its fame, North-Merstone was included in the that the village is said to have behundred of Votesdone (Waddesdon), come populous and flourishing in since comprised in that of Asbendon; consequence of the great resort of and in ecclesiastical matters is rec sick persons who visited it; but it has koned in the deanery of Waddesdon, long declined io reputation, and lost and subject to the Archdeacon of all its sanctity, excepting the name, Buckingham, and Bishop of Lincolo. and is at present seldom resorted to, The parish is bounded on the North

unless by the inhabitants of the im. by Grandborough, on the North-east mediate neighbourhood, who make by Swapbourn and Oving, with which

no scruple to use it for common doparishes an angle of the parish of


purposes. The superfluous Dunton also adjoins it on the same

water which runs off, forms a small side. On the East and South-east, it rill, which takes a North-western is bounded by Oving; on the South course, and joining a brook in the by Pitchcott, and the hamlet of Den- contiguous parish of Grandborough, ham io Quainton; on the South-west is carried along with it into the river by Hogsbaw; and on the West and

Ouse. North-west by Grandborough. It is

The population, in the returns made computed to contain about one thou

to Parliament in 1801, was stated at sand eight bundred * acres of land, of 487 inhabitants, occupying 77 houses.

In 1806 the number had increased to * There is evidently a mistake in Parkinson's Tables annexed to the Survey

573, and at present may be computed of the County of Bucks, by the Rev. St.

at about 630. Of these the males are John Priest, in which the number of acres principally employed in agriculture, is stated at 1600 in one table, and in ano. and the pursuits and occupations imther it is said that 1776 acres have been medialely connected with it, and most inclosed.

of the females and children in the


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