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A METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL, kept at ClArton, in Hackney,

frun the 16th of March to the 15th of April, 1811.
Thermoineter. Barometer.

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Weather, &c. Mouth. Max. Min. Max. Min.

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40 30:15 30.15 0.0 N.SE. air 19 43 30.23 30:20 1-7

S. W.

Ja few clouds 20 55 50 30:15 30:07 1.14 s. W. clously 21 60 45 30-05 30.05 ():18 S. W. rain and clouds 22 45 34 30:38 30:13 0:16 N. ciondy-clear 23

30:30 30:48 below O N-S-Filciear 24 54 S9 30-40 30.28 •10 N-S. E. clear 25 50 39 30-21 30 11

3 N-S. E.clear 26

37 30 24 30.10 0:3 N-S. E.clear 27 54 33 S0:45 S0.23 .

NS E. clear 28 61 40 30 60 30:48 .15 W--N-E.clear 29 57 45 30.61 30.55 .6 N-, clear 30 60

SW'-NE clear 31 49 43 30.22 30:16 .2 N. E. cloudy 51 39 S0.10 30:00

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E.-S. E cloudy--fair
2 62
29.98 29.90

ES clear and clouds
3 60 49 30.04 29.98

w.n.w.-N. clear and clouds 58 39 30.15 30.09

N.-S. E clear and clouds 30.18

0 E. N. E. clouded 6 55

Var. clear aud clouds 43 30 09:55 09:52 2

N. snowing---wmdy
8 39 30 29 62 29.59 •3 N.-N.E.Icloudy and snowing
9 46 31

29.79
29.67 7

N. clear & clouds--clear
10 51 35 29.90 29.85 • 12 N. E.-S. clear-shorers
11 50 34 30.22

30 03 7

N. small rain-clear 12 50 44 30.23 30.12 0.1 S.-W. \fair~-rain and wind 13

65 51 30:15 30-00 1.9 S. W. rain--fair 14 66

30:20

0:1 W. faire-showers 15 66

W. (clear and clouds

OBSERVATIONS. March 18. This evening Cirri becoming Cirro-strati observed. De Luc's electric bells

quite silent 19. Cirro-Cumulus and gentle showers. Electric bells ring weak, but regularly. 20 21 & 22. During this period mill winds and damper air prevailed. Electrie bells

pulsated pretty regularly : on the erening of the, 2200. fieccy evanescent

Cumuli indicated clear weather. The electric belís became silent at night. 23. Cloudy; fine purple and yellow coloured Sun-set. Bells silent. 24. Very clear; only faint streaks of the Cirrus Linearis. 25. Early I observed Cirrus, ramifying about in all directions, and becoming

Cirro-stratus and Cirro-cumulus : fleedk Cumuli floated in the wind be.

neath them. Belis silent. 27. Cirrus prevailed this evening, and became the Cirro-stratus Myoides, co.

loured by the setting Suu. Bells begin to ring agaiu. 28 & 29. Cirrus and Cirru-stratus. Bells ring irregularly, or at intervals. April 1. A Meteor seen to S. W. about 9 P. M. 2 & 3 Cirro-stratus and Cirro-cumulus alternately prevail. 4. This afternoon fleecy, rocky, and mountainous Cumuli; in a higher region

Cirro-stratus and Cirro-cumulus in different places, the latter most abun. dant during the day, but the foriner ultimately prevailed, and at night

exhibited a Lunar Habo, of the usual diameter, i.e. between 10° and 50°, 6. Cirro-cumulus in the evening.

7. Cirro-stratus seemed to have the Iris colours, &c. at Sun-set. .& 10. Cirrus, Cirro-cumulus, Cirro-stratus, avd Cumulus, secn.

11, Small rain, paly Cumuli afterwards,
13. Cirrus, Cirro-cumulus, Cirro-stratus, &c.

15. Tufts of Cirrus in the evening.
N. B. From the 24th March the electric bells rang irregularly till about the 14th
April, when they rang regularly and loud till the 18th, when they ceased, and have pot
Clapton, April 19, 1811.·

THOMAS FORSTERS

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Mr. URBAN,

April 1. riod between, or during the reigns of King I

John and Henry III. 1199 to 1272 ; both of rious Round Church of Little whom appear to have granted the Knights Maplested (see Plate I.); 49 miles of Maplested some privileges, &c. N. E. of London, and three from the

“ The principal entrance is at the West town of Halsted in Essex, which has end, where a large wooden Porch protects been lately very ably described by namented with a double range of project

the simple beautiful doorway: This is oryour ingenious friend, Mr. Britton, ing quatrefoils, in square pannels, running in his « Architectural Antiquities *;"

round the whole arch, and with another from which elegant Work I take the similar facing over the arch. The circuliberty to transcribe some particulars Jar area within is 26 feet in diameter, and to my present purpose:

has a peristyle of 6 clustered columns, i “ In the reign of King Stephen, Little

These consist of three half columns atMaplested was vested in Robert Dospelli,

tached to a kind of triangular pier, and or Doisnel, whose daughter and heiress,

at the extreme edge of every column is a Juliana, married William Fitz-Audelin, string moulding, or bead, extending from steward to Henry II. This lady, with the

the base to the capital. consent of her husband, gave the whole pa

“ The whole length of the Church interrish, with its appurtenances, circa 1186, to

nally is 60 feet. It is dedicated to St. the Knights Hospitallers. This donation

John of Jerusalem, and is traditionally was confirmed by King John; and Henry said to have had the privilege of sanctuary." III. granted the brethren the liberty of free- It is remarkable that the Porch at

&c. A Preceptory was therefore the West end has three doors in it, and completely established here, under the there is no entrance into the Church appellation of Le Hospital ; and from the but this way. gifts of numerous benefactors, it progres- The Parish was rated to the Land sively became extremely flourishing. At Tax at 4081, 10s. the Dissolution, its possessions, with Temple Sutton, &c. were granted by Henry tithes wherever they had to do ; so

As the Knights in vaded all the VIII. to Henry Harper, esq. From him it has passed through various families; and they did here, and made this a donaat present the village, with the church, are

tive, or perpetual curacy; as it still nearly deserted, and the latter is suffering continues, with a small stipend. B.N. gradual decay. “ The Church is singular in shape; and,

Mr. URBAN, Hull, March 14. constituting one of the Round Class, is

THOU

WHOUGH it probably comports extremely interesting, as displaying a dif- neither with your desire vor inferent and later style than either of the tention to lead your Readers into the structures already described; (viz. St. Se- thorny maze of Politicks; yet, as any pulchre's, Cambridge; St. Sepulchre's, remarkable aberration, inconsistency, Northampton; and the Temple, London.)

or contradiction, in either of the two With a circular portion at the West, and a semicircular East end, the plan of this great parties into which this country building is, I believe, unique, and there

is always divided, may be thought to fore deserving of particular illustration.

come sufficiently within the sphere of Dr. Stukeley, Dr. Ducarel, and some other

the Gentleman's Magazine; I avail Antiquaries, have described the churches myself of this latitude to observe with semicircular East ends as very an

that, in looking over the columns of tienit; and some of these remark, that such the Opposition prints, a remarkable a peculiarity indicates a Saxon origin. omission will occur to whoever recolBut in the present structure there is no lects the transactions of the day, and mark of the Anglo-Saxon style of Archi. the language of both parties, at the tecture. The windows, arches, columns, period so often referred to, when his door-way, &c. are all of a class or style Majesty laboured under a malady of of building, which certainly did not prevail which his present illness seems decidtill the very latter end of the twelfth, or beginning of the thirtecith century.

ed to be a relapse. A conspicuous Judging by the pecnliarity of these mem

reason assigned, both in and out of bers, which furnish the only clue in the

the House, by the Government, or Mr. absence of document, I am inclined to re

Pitt's party, in favour of the arrangefer the erection of this Church to some pe- ment adopted, was, that the health,

.

* In three beautiful plates of this work, the exterior character, internal peculiarity, ground-plan, and entrance door-way, of Little Maplested Church, are correctly dis. played.

+ The Church at Great Maplested, like that under consideration, has a semicircular East end. Gent. MAG. April, 1811.

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both bodily and mental, of our gra- he cherishes, in common with nine cious Sovereign, would, on his reco- tenths of his subjects, of seeing the very, be again endangered, by find- Peninsula become an effectual barrier ing his most favoured schemes for the to“ those pests of the human race*.” future welfare of the community, In a weekly paper (the Rockiogham) those plans his application to which published in this town, professedly as was said, on medical authority, to a vehicle for the opinions of Mr. Fox's have originated his disease, totally followers, after a long and spacious subverted by certain persons whom, column of advice, garnished with le

free agent, he refused to nitives of the above description, they admit to his councils. The ardent glance very coldly at some recent sucspirit of Edmund Burke could not re- cesses of the Allies in Portugal, which frain from hinting at certain promo- could not be commented on for want tions to the Peerage that ought to of room; the omission, however, is take place, in which he was supposed of less moment, for, continues the particularly to allude to the present Editor, “ whatever may be the result Lord Erskine: this, however, served of Lord Wellington's campaignt, it only to unite the Cabinet phalanx is impossible 34,000 British should inore closely. The result we will pass by. make a successful stand against the

Had the papers in the pay or under hordes that Buonaparte can bring into the influence of the Whigs, as they the field.”-A position nobody will style themselves, confined their argu- controvert. But, as the premises may ment to the merits of a Regency by be safely denied, it is not necessary to address, and with no more restrictions jump to the conclusion ; there is no. than the most zealous of their lead- thing irregular in supposing his Maers could reconcile to his political, jesty never understood that the salvaor, if you will, his constitutional or-. tion of those countries and of Europe thodoxy, you would not, Mr. Urban, ultimately depended on our quota of have stumbled on my Signature. But troops to the common cause;. his when you find it urged with patriotic views, if we concede him his own opitouches, that his Majesty's precarious nion, were, to make a powerful diverhealth, as well as his increasing years, sion in behalf of the Spaniards; to inought to excite a general sympathy spirit the Portuguese to show a good to see him relieved from the cares of countenance towards the enemy, and Royalty, and consequent fatigue of to mould them into able soldiers by thought, as much as possible, it is our example, that their own armed surely worth while to inquire into the hordes may be incessantly opposed to probable effects of the projected those of the imperial Jacobin : to imchange on the illustrious Invalid : for bue the peasantry of those kingdoms, the symptoms are obvious, that the like our own, with the imposing but adoption of a Regency, in the person useful notion, that one of them can of His Royal Highness the Prince of beat three Frenchmen, provided he is Wales, must be considered synony- not made of such stuff as certain den mous with being themselves in power, sponding counsellors. or undoubtedly preparatory to it; it To those not conversant with the is something more than an adjunct ; mystics and free-masonry of party, it is nothing less than the corner- it is inconceivable how his Majesty is stone on which the expectation of the to derive a recruit of spirits from party hinges; but with as little regard learning that our troops are withdrawn to the aforesaid professions, as to his from a vantage ground, for their vaMajesty's presumed feelings on the lour and address to be employed only total relinquishment of the fond hope in mock fights at homeş, or that the

* This expression we copy from the gallant Nelsen's dispatches from Egypt: it is but too consonant to the well-known comment of Sir William Temple on the conduct of the French in bis day, in the countries they had overrun. † Spoken of the last campaign.

See Lord Chesterfield on popular prejudices, in his Letters to his Son. $ The Rockingham newspaper, before adverted to, which, as some persons of high rank, and others of more than common talents, are among the Proprietors, if not the Conductors, may be safely appealed to in point, professes to see no reason for the war being continued in the Peninsula, but to gratify the military mania of the Wellesley fa. mily. The eelebrated opinion of the great Chatham, " that America was conquered in Germany,” will apply here, to ask whether an invasion is not more rationally prevented in Portugal than at our doors,

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