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Mr. URBAN, S.S.S.S. Dec. 22. Temple, which, with a library of law books, Justice to our great Moralist and Lexico- were presented to him by my grandfather. grapher demands that he should be vindicated He died unmarried, but in what year I know from a charge lately brought against him : Should I be wrong in this conjecture, and no where can that vindication with more Richard Dayrell, Esq. of Padbury in Buckpropriety appear than in the pages of the inghamshire, can most probably give the inGentleman's Magazine, to which for many formation desired, being the representative years he was so constant and so able & of one of the oldest families resident in that contributor. In Major_Head's “ Life of county; and among the comparatively few Bruce the Abyssinian Traveller," forming in England of those who have for centuries the 17th volume of the “ Family Library," held the same property, which has been the following passage occurs :

" When theirs for many generations, and maintained Bruce's work was completed, just before it the same station as country gentlemen, withwns printed, and while public attention was out becoming either ennobled or extinct." engerly expecting it, Johnson translated and H. PIDGEON remarks, in reference to the published the travels in Abyssinia of the Je- Poem entitled “Choheleth,” that it was suit Jerome Lobo. ln Johnson's preface, published in 1768, and not in 1765, as stated he, evidently at the erpense of Bruce's repu- by P. H. in our last number; also that it tation, extols the Portuguese traveller, as was reprinted in octavo, a few years since,

one who has amused his reader with no with supplementary notes, corrections, and romantic absurdities or incredible fictions.' improvements, by Mr. Nathaniel Higgins, s These round rigmarole sentences were rolled dissenting minister at Whitchurch, co. Saagainst Bruce !" I do not call this wilful lop. The editor, in this new edition, which misrepresentation ; for the Major is too

is inscribed to Professor Lee, gives no inhonourable a man to assert any thing but formation as to the name of the author, furwhat he imagines to be true ; but I cannot

ther than what is contained in the following exonerate him from the imputation of culpa.

extract from the Journals of the late Rev. ble ignorance, where the reputation of such

John Wesley, M.A.:-" I met with a sura man as Dr. Johnson is concerned. A slight prising Poem, entitled Choheleth, or the attention to facts and dates would have Preacher.' I really think the author of it, shown him how utterly unfounded is the (a Turkey merchant) understands both the charge which he has adduced. “ Authors difficult expressions, and the connection of before they write should read.” Johnson's the whole, better than any other, either antranslation of Lobo's Voyage to Abyssinia cient or modern writer, whom I have seen. was published in 1785, when Bruce was in He was at Lisbon during the great earthhis fifth year! Bruce's Travels were pub- quake, just then sitting in his night-gown lished in 1790, when Johnson had been six and slippers. Before he could dress himyears in his grave! Ergo, &c. &c. L. S. self, part of the house he was in fell, and

blocked him up. By this means his life was Since our Correspondent favoured us with

saved, for all who had run out were dashed the article on the Regalia of Scotland, which is inserted in the opposite page, his Majesty

to pieces by the falling houses."

An Occasional Correspondent writes : "In has been graciously pleased to trausmit to the year 1743, a trial took place in Ireland Scotland, to be deposited and exhibited with

between James Annesley, Esq., and Richard the Regalia, three other very interesting Earl of Anglesey. A verdict was given for Royal jewels: 1. a golden collar of the

the plaintiff; a writ of error was demanded, garter, bequeathed to his late Majesty by and granted. What further proceedings took the Cardinal of York; being one which was

place? If any, what was the result; and presented to King James the First by his

where may the account be found ?" Queen; 2. King Charles the First's corona

In reference to the inquiry of Mr. Rustion ring, a sapphire surrounded with bril

SELL (p. 290), the Rev. Philip MEADOWS liants; and 3. an ancient rose-diamond

writes: “The Russels of Otley in Suffolk badge of St. Andrew.

bear the same coat of arms as the Duke of Mr. FRANCIS DAYRELL, of Shady Camps, Bedford. My maternal grandfather, Mr. near Linton, Cambridgeshire, in answer to Robert Rust, of Wortham in Suffolk, marJ. F. (p. 290) respecting “ a Mr. Dayrell, ried the sister of — Russel, Esq. of Otley." the Counsel at Stowe," &c. &c. writes : “I

T. E. asks : “What is the disease which am not perfectly certain, but think this was

our forefathers called the miserere ? See Mr. Edmund Dayrell, who was a cousin of Calamy's Life, ii. 133. It is described as my grandfather, and, in the event of his having no issue, his heir. This Mr.Edmund Daya See Retrospective Review, vi. 109."

dreadful, and producing excruciating torments. rell was a lawyer, and had apartments in the

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British Museum, fastenings, and the fate of the honours

Nov. 12. of Scotland left as uncertain as before. To those bele your leaders who have medlemmene in 1817. his late Majesty. behold a volume entitled “Papers re- issue his warrant to the Scottish officers lative to the Regalia of Scotland,” put of state and others, directing them to forth in 1829, by that worthy centum- open the crown-room, and search for virate, the Bannatyne Club, (to com- the long-lost Regalia. pete with whom it is subject of deep “It was with feelings of no common regret no similar Society should exist anxiety," says the writer of the narrative I in England,) a few words may be re- abridge, “ that the Commissioners proceeded quisite to explain the extracts I

pro- to the crown-room; and having found all pose submitting to them. By the 24th there in the state in which it bad been left Article of the Treaty of Union, it was in 1794, commanded the King's smith to provided that the crown, sceptre, and force open the great chest, the keys of which sword of state, shall continue to be kept suasion that the Regalia had been secretly

had been sought in vain. The general peras they are within that part of the United Kingdom called Scotland, and removed, weighed heavy on the mind of all

while the labour proceeded. The joy was that they shall so remain in all time therefore extreme, when, the ponderous lid coming and by a Public Instrument, of the chest being forced open, the Regalia dated March 26, 1707, it appears that were discovered lying at the bottom, covered the said Regalia were delivered by the with linen cloths, exactly as they had been depute of the then Earl Mareschal, for left in the year 1707, being about a hundred the purpose of being lodged in the and ten years since they had been surrendered crown-room of the Castle of Edinburgh. by William, the ninth Earl Mareschall, to This was the only evidence for above the custody of the Earl of Glasgow, Treaa century of the existence of the re. surer-depute of Scotland. The discovery galia in the place appropriated to them

was instantly communicated to the public whilst the suspicions and feelings of by the display of the royal standard from the the people, from the air of mystery soldiers in garrison, and of a multitude of

Castle, and was greeted by the shouts of the thrown over the circumstances, led to the conclusion that these insignia had deed, the rejoicing was so general and sin

persons assembled on the Castle-hill; ineither been furtively removed to Eng- cere, as plainly to show, that the people of land, or had been destroyed. Not a Scotland had lost nothing of that national syllable beyond general surorise, how- enthusiasm, which formerly had displayed ever, is presented to us in the volume itself in grief for the loss of these emblemaI am describing, until the year 1794, tic honours, and now was expressed in joy when, by virtue of a warrant under the for their recovery." royal sign manual, the crown-room was opened to search for certain records On a report made to the Prince Regeut supposed to have been deposited there. of the proceedings, his Royal Highness was These were not found; but in lieu of pleased to order that the Regalia should be them a large oaken-chest, secured by exhibited to the public under proper pretwo locks, presented itself as the only cautions,

and measures were subsequently object of notice, and the Commission adopted for that purpose. In the work 1

quote, there are accurate engravings of the ers having no authority to open it, (al- whole, taken at the time of their discovery. though suspecting the Regalia were There is also a beautiful plate representing therein contained,) the crown-room them in Sir Walter Scott's “ Provincial was again secured with additional Antiquities of Scotland."

Regalia of Scotland.

[Dec. It is, therefore, with the view of frieuds, in the Parliament of Scotland; for contributing some additional illustra- the 24th Article of the Treaty of Union, as tion towards the history of these inie. it was conceded by the Commissioners of resting relics of royalty, that I iran

the Union in England, contained no such scribe some passages which occur in thing. If you want a Gothick description letters from Sir John Clerk, one of the of these Regalia, you will find it in the Barons of the Scottish Exchequer, ad

“ State of Britain," but inore particularly in

Nisbet's second volume of Heraldry, lately dressed 10 Andrew Mitchell, Esq.* Deputy Secretary to the Marquis of published at Edinburgh." Tweeddale, ihen Principal Secretary of

Mr. Mitchell's reply to the above is State for Scotland, preserved in the

not preserved; but in Sir John Clerk's collection of Mitchell Papers in the

nexi leiler, dated from Marisbank, British Museuin, vol. lvii. In the first Aug. 4, 1744, he goes on with the of these, dated from Pennicuik, May statement of his inquiries : 5, 1744, Baron Clerk writes :

“ You may remember that in May last I “I am just now returned from some visits acquainted you of a foolish notion that preI was obliged to make in the shire of Niths- vailed all over the South of this country, dale, and where I heard a very odd story

that our Regalia were carried away. I have averred, that, in my opinion, deserves some

inade the best inquiry I could with the least Dotice. It seems, all the people there believe noise, and find that story to come out in a that the Regalia of Scotland, appointed to be

very shameful way; namely, that a mad kept here by the 24th article of the Trealy of under-clerk of the Privy Council of Scotland, Union, were stolen out of the Castle some

one Willsone, threw the keys where they were years ago. Now, though I believe that this kept in the Castle of Edinburgh, into the is a piece of calumny raised to promote dis

Nor' Lock : so, it seems, after they were contents, yet I am resolved, on the meeting sent back to the Castle by an order of the of the Exchequer, to inquire about these Council, in pursuance of the 24th Article of Regalia, which I know were deposited in the

the Treaty of Union, they were put under Castle, in March 1707. I find that some

no body's care; therefore, if they remain of the Jacobites imagine that they were car

where they were put, we owe the obligation ried to Rome, and are in the possession of

to the honesty of every Castle-souldier. their master; and others assert that they However, I cannot help thinking that, were carried off by order of the Ministry, though these Regalia be of little use now, subsequent to the Union. You may men

yet as meer antiquities they ought to be pretion all this to my Lord Marquise, in case he

served; and for that reason, a signed order has any thing to recommend about them ;

by his Majesty is the only proper way to for though what I have told you may be as

have them lookt after. I told you in my false as ridiculous, yet I humbly think it


upon shis subject, that the Marquise ought to be inquired into, unless it be true

of Twedale was one of the chief men who that by Queen Ann or by the late King's took care for their preservation, and thereorder they were carried away, in which case

for it will perhaps be expected that our it may be best not to inquire further. I hope friend the present Marquise should continue I have been entertaining you with a ground the same care for them; in the mean time, less story; and yet my experience with the

I intend to be silent and never mention them affairs of this country makes it at least ne

more, except I find them where they were cessary for me, as one of the Barons, to sa

left.” tisfie myself in this point."

In a third letter from the same, dated In a postscript is added :

from Pennicuik, Sept. 20, 1744, he " I shall think it the more necessary to

writes: nquire about the Regalia, that I remember “As to our Regalia, I own to you ! the provision for thein was made by my thought shame to be hunting for them. If Lord Marquise's father, and some of his they are not carried away I think they should

be keept in better order than probably they Afterwards Sir Andrew Mitchell, and are. I told you in my last that one Willsone, Minister from the English Court to Frede- an underclerk of the Council, had them in rick the Great of Prussia, during the Seven such veneration, that he thought the wellfare Years' War.

of Scotland depended on them; and therefor + This is a mistake. It must have been since they were to be abandon'd, and to be for the Marquis's grandfather, John Hay, se- ever useless, he certainly either threw the keys cond Marquis of Tweeddale, who was Lord of the chest where they lay into the Norlock, High Chancellor of Scotland in 1704, and or, as some say, ordered them to be lurried died in 1713. Charles, the third Marquis, with him in the same coffin. This is all I only enjoyed the title two years, and dying shall ever be able to discover about them ; in 1715, was succeeded by Johın, the fourth but I think it would be very proper if his Marquis, who is the nobleman above re- Majesty would sign a private order to three ferred to, appointed in 1742 Principal Sev of State for Scotland.-Wood.

or four persons to go to the Castle, aud break open, if needful, the chest they are

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