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Met Diaries for February and March 202, 208 Report on the State of his Majesty's Health 203 Brief Xotices of Literati, Collectors, &c. ...205 Observations on the Parish Registers Bill ...207 Descriptions of Ivinghoe ami Flamsted 209,210 Clarendon House 211—Zouche Barony. ...212 Old Picture—Epitaph.on Peic..Stockdale....ii. On Mr. Burges's Edition of the Phoenissae...213 Sbenstone—The Leasowes—fcpt.Newman.216 Series of Letters on Acoustics^ Letter III . 217 Dr.Marsh'« Argumeuts against BibleSociety 219 Roman Catholics, Calvhiists, Aniinumiaiis . 220 Sunday Schools—The National Society... ...221

Aired School-Masters and Mistresses 22?

Cathedral Service—Dissenting Teachers ...223

Evening Lectures not suited to Villages 224

On the Pedigree of the/Percy Family'..'. 28.1

Thoughts on Classification of Bankrupts ... 226 Retreat af dying Birds? 227—Provcrbs22S,239 England Safe and triumphant—Prophecies 229 Dissertationon the Usage1 ofCoatArmour ...231

Mr. Dibdin—" Liber Aggregationis"' 232

Analysis of BooksrNo. IV t...... 433

Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, byEverard ib* Architectural Innovation—Hampton Court 234 Ram des Vaches 237—Wm. Boys, Esq.. ...238 Gold and Silver—Warwickshire Seals. ......238

Cornw.-Covent. 2
Cumberland 2
Doticaster—Derb.
Uorciest.—Essex

'•:);ster2,01ouc. 2
Halifax—Hants 2
Hereford, Hull :i
Ipswich 1, Kent 4
L-'.ucast.-Leic«.2
Leeds2, Liverp. 6
Alaidst. Manch. 4
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Northampton
Norfolk, Norwich
V.WalesOxfon!2
Portsea—Pottery
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Reading—Salisb.
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Wore. 2—York 3
Ireland 37
Scotland 24
Sunday Advertise.
Jersey 2. Guem.2

(Suggestion'.- spectingNeglectofLord'sTable il>. AChristia iVlan after the Pope's Making. 239

Li-eeraky Intelligence 239

Index Indicatorius 240

Review Of New Publications; viz. History and Antiquities of Leiclstershire.241 Picture Gallery of contemporary Portraits . 243

Works of Bp.Warburton, by Bp. Hurd 247

Pohlmann's Polish Game of Draughts. 248

Tupper on Sensation in Vegetables 249

Gait's Voyages and Travels, continued. ...250 Clark's Arithmetic—Thorn's Aberdeen, &C.257 Teachers'Arithm.—Evening En'eitainments260 Select Poftrv for March 1812 ....<.2Sl—264 Proceedings in presentSession of Parliament 263 Interesting Iutell, from the London Gazettes 269 Abstract of principal Foreign Occurrences 278 CountryNews, 283—Domestic Occurrences 235 TheatricalReg.—Promotions—Preferments 287 Births and Marriages of eminent Persons. 288 Memoirs of the lateF. Cavendish, Esq. 289; of Baroness D'Escury 291; of Marchioness of Buckingham 292; Dr. Hall, Bp. of Dromore 293; Dr.Garthshore 300; Archd.Burnaby 301 Obituary,"with Anee. of remarkable Persons 294 Prices of Markets, &c—Bill of Mortality 303 Prices of Stocks for the Month of March. ...304

MARCH, 1812.
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Embellished with Perspective Views of the Churches of Witherley, in Leicestershire, Ivinchoi, in Buckinghamshire; and Flamsted, in Hertfordshire.

By SYLVAN US U R B A N, Gent.

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, For MARCH, 1812.

STATE OF HIS MAJESTY'S HEALTH.

THE Report on (his subject, of which we gave an abstract in our Magazine for last month, (page 162,) was that of the Committee of the House of Commons t and, of course, should have been connected with our account of the proceedings of that House. "The Report from the Lords Committees appointed to examine the Physicians who have attended his Majesty, touching the state of his Majesty's health, and which was presented to the House by Earl Camden, and ordered to be printed, January 15, contains many interesting particulars, of which we shall now give an abstract.

Dr. William Heberden think* his Majesty's bodily health not far removed from its natural state—his mental health very much disordered— his recovery improbable, but not hopeless.

Dr. Thomas Monro thinks bis Majesty's bodily health tolerably good— his mental health insane—his recovery very improbable; does not expect bis recovery j but does not entirely despair.

Dr. Samuel Foart Simmons thinks his Majesty's bodily health very good—bis mental health much deranged — his recovery improbable. Q. " In what degree do you consider his Majesty's recovery as improbable?" A. " It is difficult to say, because in some casus recoveries so unexpectedly take place, that it sets all calculations at defiance.. The proportion of recoveries in persons of li is Majesty's advanced period of life, is much less than in earlier periods; but recoveries do sometimes take place in persons of a still greater age than his Majesty." Q. " Are you of opinion that bis Majesty's recovery is

hopeless i" A. "Not hopeless." Q." Areyou physician to Saint Luke's Hospital V A. "I was for thirty years; and now am consulting physician." Q. " Is there any regulation in that hospital with respect to the admission of patients after a certain age?" A. " Till within about three years there was not; persons of any age were admissible, but since that period no patient above seventy years of age is admitted. I have looked over the memorandums of ail the Hospital cases that I have, where the ages of patients are accurately marked, prior to the regulation with respect to the exclusion of patients above seventy years of age; and I find that in the course of about thirty years, there were, out of six thousand two hundred and fifty-six patients, only seventy-eight who were of the age of seventy years and upward); and that of these'seventy-eight, only sixteen were discharged cured, which is in the proportion of one in five; whereas, of the others, nearly one half (rather more than four in ten) were discharged cured. It appears that of three hundred and thirty four patients discharged uncured, and re-admitted as deemed incurable, eighteen have been discharged cured, which is about five in one hundred. That, I think, shows the difficulty of fixing the degree of improbability. These eighteen persons had been for several years in a slate of derangement, Q. "Were any of those eighteen above the age of seventy?" A. " I think they were not, but I cannot speak positively without referring to books." Q. " Does Dr. Simmon* know what was the cause of the regulation in consequence of which patients above the age of seventy were excluded. as to the ultimate termination of the disorder." Q. " Is there any indication of fatuity in his majesty's disorder?" A. " There is no such indication; and that 1 think another strong reason for not considering his Majesty's case as hopeless." Q. "When was Dr. Simmons first called in to attend his Majesty during his present * illness?" A. "On the 9th of October last." ft. " Since that period has his Majesty made any progress towards recovery?" A. "I cannot say that there has been any obvious progress towards recovery." Q. "Does Dr. Simmons consider his Majesty in a more or less favourable state for recovery, from such a disorder, than most persons of seventy years of age?" A. " Not less favourable than other persons of that age." ft. "Does Dr. Simmons {consider the case as more or less favourable for recovery now, than when he first saw fits Majesty on the 9tb of October?" A. " Rather less favourable, from the length of time that has elapsed without any pbvious progress towards recovery t"

Dr. John Willis thinks his Majesty'* health such as renders him incapable of any kind of public business. ft. "What is the present state of his Majesty's bodily health?" A. "Nearly the same as it has been since I have seen his Majesty. 1 have thought it, upon the whole, rather better since I was first called in." ft. " When was Dr. Willis first called in during his Majesty's present t illness?" A. "The first time I saw his Majesty was on

the 9th of October." Considers his

Majesty's recovery as very improbable,- but not hopeless. "By saying not hopeless, I mean to say, I do not consider recovery as impossible." Q. "Has Dr. Willis known many persons to recover, when afflicted by the particular species of derangement under which the King labours?" A. "Yes; I have known many recover from the particular species of derangement under which the King labours." ft. "After they had arrived at the

excluded from St Luke's?" A. '' About the same lime that the regulation took place for the exclusion of persons above the age of seventy, a rule was also made for the exclusion of children under the age of twelve. It was found that of old persons a much smaller proportion recovered than of the other patients: many of them soon fell into a slate of infirm bodily health; they died in a larger proportion from palsies, and other diseases incident to old age; and therefore it was thought better to confine the admission to the middle otjes of life." ft. "W as the in probability of cure the cause of the regulation?" A. " J think not; because wehavr had persopsof a more ad vanced age (one of eighty-three) discharged irom Uie Hospital as cured. The age of the patients, merely, was certainly uot the reason of the regulation." ft, " Does Dr. Simmons recollect whether any of the persons above the age of seventy, discharged as cured, were blind?" A. "1 can apeak with certainty that they were not; because the number of blind patients that I have had an opportunity of seeing, has been very small; not more, as far as I recollect, than six in the Hospital, and two in private practice." ft. " How many of those blind patients recovered?" A. "I recollect no instance of perfect recovery." ft. "Do you expect that the king will recover?" A. "I can hardly say that I expect it." ft. "Upon what grounds do you deem his Majesty's recovery improbable?" A. " I believe 1 have already stated the reasons, one of which is his age." ft." Is the age of his Majesty the only ground upon which Dr. Simmons considers his Majesty's recovery as improbable?" "Not merely his age —the general turn of his disorder." ft." What are the grounds upon which Dr. Simmons considers that his Majesty's recovery is hot hopeless?" A. " There are many grounds upon which I consider the case as not hopeless—the regularity «f his Majesty's former habits of life—the present good state of bis general health—his recovery from former attacks of his disorder—the accuracy of his perception in many points, particularly with respect lo his food. - His Majesty's memory, likewise, seems so perfect, that it cannot fail to give some hope

• Dr. Simmons attended his Majesty through the whole of bis illness in 18Q4. Edit.

f Dr. John Willis (with his father the late Ruv. Dr. Francis Willis) attended his Majesty in the first attack of his disorder in 1739, Edit.

age

recovery very wot

nard, Bart, who has not the least tasle for virtuosoship.

7. Mrs. Kennon (the late Queen Caroline's midwife) died in 1755; her collections were sold at Landlord's in 1756.

8. Mr. Sadler died about 1754; all his collections, except his elegant one of coins, were sold at Landlord's in April 1757. The following Collectors and curious

Persons are mentioned by Carolu*
Clusius of Antwerp, in his excellent
ark " deExolicis," folio.
English.

9. Hugo Morgan, Serenissimae Reglnas Anglite Elisabetha: Pharmacopceus.

10. Richard Garth, Caucellarw Londinensis Prlnicerii.

11. Sir Francis Drakeis mentioned; but, what is extremely remarkable, (thoughCIusius was in England iul.581) neither Sir Walter Raleigh, the great Lord Bacon,or the Tradeseants, father and son, (the first Englishmen I know who made professed collections) are any wise noticed by him.

Dutch. 12.' Francis Peniuius, Apothecary, at Amsterdam. •

13. Emanuel Swerts, citizen of Amsterdam, diligens in exolicis conquirendis.

14. Wallichius Syvertz, Apothecary, at Amsterdam.

15. John Rutger, the son, citizen of Amsterdam, in suo museo variis Concht/liorum generibus ac aliis peregrinis rebus bene instructo.

16. Peter and Jacobus Garetus,' brothers,Apothecaries, at Amsterdam.

17. William Parduyn, at Middleburgh.

18. Tobias Roelsius, M. D. at Middleburg, bis museum mentioned.

19. Bernard Paludanus, M. D. of Enckhuvsen, in inslructissimo suo museo,

20. ChristianPorretns-,Apothecary, at Leyden.

21. Theodore Clutius, Prasfect of the Botanic Garden of the University of Lejderi.'

22. Peter Paaw, head professor of Physick and of Anatomy at Leyden.

23. Henry Hoieri, M. D. of Bergen, Norway.

24. Jacob Plateau, instructissima suo museo of all kinds of curiosities.

25. Simon de Tovar, M. D. a Spaniard, a famous physician.

age of the King?" A. "No, I cannot say that." Q. " Has Dr. Willis ever attended any patients who were Wind?" A. " No, 1 have not."

Dr. Matthew BaiMie thinks that, except for a little exacerbation within the last two or three days, his Majesty's bodily health has beeu little disordered—Considers his recovery extremely improbable.

Sir Henry Halford thinks his Majesty's bodily health by no means good—his mental health extremely disordered; and his recovery very improbable.

Dr. R. D. Willis thinks his Majesty's bodily health' better than under all the circumstances of the case might be reasonably expected—the present state of his mental health as bad, or perhaps worse, than at any period of the complaint—considers recovery as extremely improbable—all but impossible^—has never attended any patients in a state of mental derangement who we?e blind.

Notices and Anecdotes of Literati, Collectors, &c.from a MS. by the late Mendes De Costa, and collected between 1747 and 1788.

1. Mr. Baker the Bookseller, in York Street, Covent Garden, informed me that Dr. Mead'g Library produced about 5500/.

2. Mr. Buddie's Horli Sicci are in the British Museum, also all Petiver's collections, and Mr. Charlton's, alias Courteen, to whom Lister dedicates his " Historia Concliyliorum."

3. Fettyplace Beliers. es<i. F. R. S. the remains of his Collection are in

the hands of r- Ingram, esq. at

Aorlhleach,in Gloucestershire, (N. B. MSS. 1747.)'

4. The collection of the' famous Charles Dubois, esq. remains in the family, viz. in the hands of Peter I'raldo, esq. of Mitcham, in Surrey, (N. B. MSS. about 1700, when I saw it.)

5. Aubrey's Surrey, Vol. II. p. 107, mentions a Mr, Hind, Vicar of Banstead, in Surrey, who had a collection of Natural and Artificial Curiosities, which his sister sold to Mr, Livingstone, an Apothecary, at Epsom, for twenty shillings. 1 enquired about it in 1741, and Mr. Livingstone was dead.

6. Sir Francis St. John, bart. who died in 1756, left his collection by fill to bit soa-jn-law Sir John Ber

26. Ephe

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