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THE

NORTHERN STAR,

OR,
Yorkshire Magazine.

NO. 12.]

MAY, 1818.

[VOL. II.

Embellished with a View of an Ancient Mansion at High SUNDERLAND

Contents. TOPOGRAPHY, PICTURESQUE MATHEMATICAL REPOSITORY. SCENERY, &c.

Solutions to Mathematical Queries.. 387 Ac ont of an Ancient Mansion at

QRIGINAL POETRY. High Sunderland..

341 Translation of the Latin Lines on Peak Scenery 343 Roche'Abbey

388 Geology of Derbyshire.. 344 Sonnet

989 Stoke Hall.. 345 Sonnet to Laura..

390 On the Antiquity of the Mansion at

The Rose

390 Norton-Lees... 347 Translations from Petrarch

391 MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPOND.

Answer to Juvenis's Charade op
ENCE, &e.
Oxford.....

392 Alienism....

.... 349

ANALYTICAL REVIEW A Table of all the Battles that have Alexander on the Preservation of Health 393 been fought in Great - Britain, Rbodes's Peak Scenery

395 from the first landing of Július Simond's Journal, continued from Caesar... 350 our last,..

398 Comparison of the principal Cities of

LITERATURE.
Ancient and Modern Times, by Literary and Scientific Intelligence.. 402
Mr. Bigland......

354
Literary Annunciations

............ 404 CONVERSATIONS

365
General Monthly Catalogne

405 Observations on the Usury Laws.... 368

MONTHLY CHRONICLE. S. I. Law on the Antiquity of

407 drinking Healtbs ..

375

Foreign Events

Parliamentary Intelligence.... 409 Remarks on Mr. Hofland's Painting of Jerusalem at the Time of the

Domestic Occurrences, London. 411
General..

413 377 Crucifixion, by Wm. Carey

Yorkshire.

415 379 Anecdotes of eminent Painters... Observations on the prevailing Cus

MONTHLY REGISTER: toms, Dress, &c. of the Inhabitants Marriages.

415 of Great-Britain...

380
Deaths...

416 Remarkable Instance of the Sortes

MONTHLY REPORTS. Virgiliana 385 Meterological Results

417 Query by Calina..... 885 List of Bankrupts...

417 Latin Epitaph on a Dog.. 386 Price Current, &c.

419

SHEFFIELD: PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY BENTHAM AND RAY, HIGH-STREET, (To whom Communications, post paid, may be addressed :)

SOLD, ALSO, BY BÅLDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY, LONDON; AND ALL OTHER BOOKSELLERS.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

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WE bave this month the pleasing task of aeknowledging the receipt of a large supply of original communications from our friends.

Besides those which appear, we bave received Topograpby of Rotherham, -- An elaborate History of the Judicial Combat -Mr. W-w-t's paper on Monastic Institations,– P.Gi's remarks on “the Gift of Toogues,"J. B.'s translation of Petrarcb's SonDets,-the Steam-Packet,- Mr. Langley on Fate,-A. M.'s lines on the Sun,-Mr. Harksey's Mathematical Solutions and Questions,-Lines on a Seal with “ Depechez vous" for its motto, Sonnet to Laura,- Flora’s lines on the Goldfinch,—and Hints and Sag. gestions from P. S. which we will not forget.

We have some reason to tbink thai FEBRUA is occasionally a smoker ; we mean not, of tobacco, but of something far more pungent, annoying, and frequently injurious. If on further examination the observations on this subject be not thought too particular, we shall give them a place in our next.

Vermiculus,- P. G.–J. B.'s sopnets,--My Cradle--and the Nettle, -are intended for our next.

The paper on the plurality of worlds is too loose and incorrect for our purpose.

We beg Mr. Başden to accept our acknowledgments for his letter, and ai the same time we request a continuance of his favours.- V. F. F. is always acceptable.

To our fair correspondent who writes from the“ Banks of the Ouse,” we give it as our opinion that she can write well: if her compositions were rather less desultory, we think they would be improved, and very acceptable to the readers of the NORTHERN STAR.

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THE NORTHERN STAR.

No. 12.–For MAY, 1818.

Topography, Picturesque scenery, &c.

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ANCIENT MANSION AT HIGH-SUNDERLAND, NEAR HALIFAX.

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dos To the Editors of the Northern Star. WITH the drawing of the House at High-Sunderland, communicated by a friend, it will perhaps be interesting to your readers to have the following extracts from “ The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Halifax, &c. by the Rev. John Watson, M.A.” 4to. London, 1775.

High-Sunderland (situated about a mile north of Halifax, between the Bradford and Wakefield roads) was so called, as being, perhaps in ancient times, a farm which the Anglo-Saxons called by the name of Sunder or Sundor-lond; or it, might be separated or set apart for some particular purpose or privilege, the knowledge of which is now lost; for in that case they would give it this name, as being sundered or divided from the lands about it. It is called High because situated at the top of a hill.

“ When the present fabric at High-Sunderland was erected, does not appear by any inscription upon the building, but it was either the work of Richard Sunderland, who married Susan Saltonstall, about 1597, or of his son Abraham, who married Elizabeth Langdale; but more probably the latter, because we meet with the arms of Saltonstall and Langdale, impaled with those of Sunderland, in the windows. This house seems once to have been well ornamented; there are still some statues and busts remaining of tolerable workmanship. In a chamber-window, under the arms of Saltonstall, Langdale, and Thornhill, of Fixby,

Fælix quem virtus generosa exornat avorum,

Et qui virtute suis adjicit ipse decus. L. S.* These letters, L. S., stand for Langdale, Sunderland, but I think them not so old as the house, because in another place the arms of Saltonstall and Langdale (as above) are impaled with those of Sunderland, which would belong to this Langdale's father to do. This Langdale also appears to have lived a good part of his time at Coley-hall, and to have sold the estate so late

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Happy is he whom the illustrious virtue of his ancestors adorns, and wbo, by his own virtue, adds lustre to theirs.

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