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excluded from St. Luke's ?” A. as to the ultimate termination of the “ About the same time that the regu- disorder.” Q. Is there any indicalation took place for the exclusion of: tion of fatuity in his majesty's dispersons above the age of seventy, a order:" A. . There is no such ingirule was also made for the exclusion cation; and that I think another of children under the age of twelve. strong reason for not considering his It was found that of old persons a Majesty's case as hopeless." Q. much smaller proportion recovered " When was Dr. Simmons first called than of the other patients : many of in to attend his Majesty during his them soon fell into a state of infirm present * illness?" A. " On the 9th bodily healtb; they died in a lar- of October last.” Q.“ Since that peger proportion from palsies, and riod has bis Majesty made any proother diseases incident to old age; gress towards recovery.” A. "I and therefore it was tbought better cannot say that there has been any to confine the admission to the obvious progress towards recovery.” middle ages of life.". Q. “Was 'Q. “Does Dr. Simmons cousider his the improbability of cure the cause Majesty in a more or less favourable of the

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gulation?". Ą.“I think not; state for recovery, from such a disbecause we have had persons of a more order, than most persons of seventy advanced age (one of eighty-three) dis- years of age ?" A.“ Not less favourcharged irom the Hospital as cured. able than other persons of that age.” The age of the patients, merely, was Q. “Does Dr. Siminons consider the certainly not the reason of the regu case as more or less favourable for lation." Q.“ Does Dr. Simmons re recovery pow, than when he first saw collect whether any of the persons his Majesty on the 9th of October !” above the

age of seventy, discharged A: "Rather less favourable, from the as cured, were blind?” A. “ I can length of time that has elapsed withspeak with certainty that they were out any obvious progress towards renot; because the number of blind covery," patients that I have had an opportu

Dr. John Willis thinks his Majesty's nity of seeing, has been very small; health such as renders bim incapable not more, as far as I recollect, than of any kind of public business. Q. six in the Hospital, and two ip private "What is the present state of his Mápractice.” Q. “How many of those jesty's bodily health :" A.“Nearly the blind patients recovered ?" A. " I same as it has been since I have seen recollect no instance of perfect re his Majesty. I have thought it, upon covery." Q. “Do you expect that the whole, rather better since I the king will recover?” A. “I can

first called in." Q.“ When was Dr. hardly say that I expect it.” Q. Willis first called in during his Ma

Upon what grounds do you deem jesty's present + illness ?" A. “ The his Majesty's recovery improbable?" first time I saw his Majesty was on A.“I believe I have already stated the 9th of October.” -Considers bis the reasons, one of which is his age.” Majesty's recovery as very improbaQ.“ Is the age of his Majesty the ble, but not hopeless. By saying only ground upon which Dr. Simmons not hopeless, I mean to say, I do not considers his Majesty's recovery as consider recovery as," impossible.” improbable?” “Not merely his age Q. “ Has Dr. Willis known many per--the general turn of his disorder.” sons to recover, when afflicted by the Q.“What are the grounds upon which particular species of derangeinent Dr. Simmons considers that his Ma- under which the King labours?" A. jesty's recovery is not hopeless?" "Yes; I have known many recover A. There are many grounds upon from the particular species of derangewhich I consider the case as not hope- . ment under which the King labours.” less the regularity of his Majesty's Q.“ After they had arrived at the former habits of life-the present good state of bis general health-his

* Dr. Simmons attended his Majesty recovery from former attacks of his through the whole of his illness in 1894. disorder--the accuracy of his percep- Epir. tion in many points, particularly with of Dr. John Willis (with his father the respect io his food. His Majesty's late Rev. Dr. Francis Willis) attended memory, likewise, seems so perfect, bis Majesty in the first attack of his disThat it cannot fail to give some hope order in 1739. Edit.

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age of the King?" A. "No, I can nard, Bart. who has not the least taste pot say that.

Q.“ Has Dr. Willis for virtuosoship. erer altended any patients who were 7. Mrs. Kennon (the late Queen bliod?” A. “ No, I have not.” Caroline's midwife) died in 1755; her

Dr. Matthew Baillie thinks that, collections were sold at Langford's in except for a little exacerbation within 1756. the last two or three days, his Ma 8, Mr. Sadler died about 1754; all jesty's bodily health has been little his collections, except his elegant one disordered considers his recovery ex of coins, were sold at Langford's in tremely improbable.

April 1757. Sir Henry Halford thinks his Ma- The following Collectors and curious jesty's bodily health by do

Persons are mentioned by Carolus good-his mental health extremely Clusius of Antwerp, in his excellent disordered ; and his recovery very

work “ de Exoticis," folio. itoprobable.

ENGLISH Dr. R. D. Willis thinks, his Ma 9. Hugo Morgan, Serenissimæ Rejesty's bodily health better than un- ginæ Angliæ Elisabethæ Pharmacoder all the circumstances of the case pæus. might be reasonably expected-the 10. Richard Garth, Cancellariæ present state of his mental health Londinensis Prinicerii. as bad, or perhaps worse, than at 11. Sir Francis Drake is mentioned ; any period of the complaint-con- but, what is extremely remarkable, siders recovery as extremely impro- (thoughClusius was in England in 1531) bable-all but impossible-has never

neither Sir Walter Raleigh, the great attended any patients in a state of Lord Bacon,or the Tradeseants, father mental derangement who were blind. and son, (the first Englishmen I know

who made professed collections) are Notices and Anecdotes of LITERATI, any wise noticed by him. COLIECTORS, &c. from a MS. by the

DUTCH. late MENDES DE COSTA, and collect 12. Francis Peninius, Apothecary, ed between 1747 and 1798.

at Amsterdam. 1. Mr. Baker the Bookseller, in 13. Emanuel Swerts, citizen of York Street, Covent Garden, informe Amsterdam, diligens in exoticis coned ine that Dr. Mead's Library pro- quirendis. duced about 55001.

14. Wallichius Syvertz, Apothe2. Mr. Buddle's Horti Sicci are in cary, at Amsterdan.. the British Museum, also all Petiver's 15. John Rutger, the son, citizen collections, and Mr. Charlton's, alias of Amsterdaın, in suo museo variis Courteen, to whom Lister dedicates Conchyliorum generibus ac aliis perehis “ Historia Conchyliorum.” grinis rebus bene instructo.

3. Fettyplace Bellers, esq. F. R.S. 16. Peter and Jacobus Garetus, the remains of his Collection are in brothers, Apothecaries, at Amsterdam. the hands of Ingram, esq. at 17. William Parduyn, at MiddleNorthleach, in Gloucestershire, (N. B. burgh. MSS. 1747.)

18. Tobias Roelsius, M. D. at Mid4. The collection of the famous dleburg, bis museum mentioned. Charles Dubois, esq. remains in the 19. Bernard Paludanus, M. D. of family, viz. in the hands of Peter Enckhoysen, in instructissimo suo Uraldo, esq. of Mitcham, in Surrey, musco. (N. B. MSS. about 1760, when I saw 20. Christian Porretas, Apothecary, it.)

at Leyden. 5. Aubrey's Surrey, Vol. II, p. 107, 21. Theodore Clutius, Præfect of mentions a Mr. Hind, Vicar of Ban- the Botanic Garden of the Universtead, in Surrey, who had a collec-sity of Leyden. tion of Natural and Artificial Curiosi 22. Peter Paaw, head professor of ties, which his sister sold to Mr. Physick and of Anatomy at Leyden. Livingstone, an Apothecary, at Ep 23. Henry Hoieri, M. D. of Bergen, som, for twenty shillings. I enquired Norway. about it in 1741, and Mr. Livingstone 24. Jacob Plateau, instructissimo was dead.

suo museo of all kinds of curiosities. 6. Sir Francis St. John, bart. who 25. Simon de Tovar, M. D. a Spa-' died in 1750, left his collection by niard, a famous physician. will to his sua-in-law Sir Joho Bere

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26. Ephemerides Naturæ Curioso- LXIII. pp. 1. 79, art. 12, by Dr. Anrum, vol. IV. appendix, p. 41, says, drew Ducarel. that Dr. David Krieg was sent by, and 32, Henry Baker, esq. F. R. S. at the expence of, the Royal Society F. S. A. &c, born in Tooke's or of London, to travel through the Quality Court, Chancery Lane, died British Colonies in America, and on Friday Nov. 25, 1774, of a decay make observations.

of nature, aged 76. He had been 27. Dr. Isaac Lawson, Physician confined to his room in an infantile General to the Army, published, and state about two years. He was buried indeed wrote the greatest part of on Tuesday 29th November, 1774, Cramer's Ars Docimastica, and was in the New Church yard, in the the first patron and introductor of the Strand, near the iron rails next to the celebrated Linne to the learned world, Strand, without any. tonib stone or for by his means Linné, as it were, memorial over his grave. He maremerged from obscurity, being little ried a daughter of the famous Daniel countenanced. Dr. Lawson was ex Defoe, and had two sons, who both tremely well skilled in fossils, had an died before him, and left the son of extensive correspondence, especially the youngest his heir, then about 11, in Germany, and had made large and under guardianship of his executors elegant collections of fossils. In Roycroft, esq. and Mr. English. 1767 I bought a large parcel of his He was son of a clerk in the Six collection, and numbers of speciinens Clerks' Office, and bound apprentice his brother gave away and were lost, to a bookseller in Pall Mall." All his (MSS. I Number 1775.)

loose papers were burnt without mer28.Counsellor William Franckombe, cy by his executors, even to his coran accurate and learned fossilogist, respondence, which, though loose, chiefly in petrefacta, and had a pume were laid ready for binding in guard rous and well-chosen collection of books, and only the bound or guard fossils, was born at Bristol, on the books were preserved. 6th August 1734, and died of an 33. James Parsons, M. D. F.R. S. over-fatness, asthma, &c. on the 3d F. S. A. &c, author of "The Analogy of September 1767. His collections between Animals and Vegetables," of books, fossils, &e. were sold imme- “ The Remains of Japhet,” &c. and diately after his death by Samuel some 4to numbers of “ A Theatre of Paterson ; Mr. Ingham Foster bought Seeds,” with figures, and many papers his diary or catalogue and observain the Philosophical Transactions. Was tions on his fossils, a MS.

undoubtedly (but he always denied 29. Mr. Richard Guy, Surgeon, it) born in Ireland, and of an Irisha (famous for his cure of cancers) died family; studied at Trinity college, on Sunday, 27th September, 1767, of Dublin, and at the University of a sudden 'stroke of the gout in his Paris or Rouen. He died A pril 4, breast. He was well in the inorning, 1770, aged 65; and most of his collecand dead in the evening. He was tions were sold at Paterson's soon buried 4th October, 1767. His col. after. A fine and curious collection lections were sold about 1773 by of seeds and fruits, scientifical and Paterson.

perfect. Gentleman's Magazine för 30. Mr. Mark Catesby, author of December, 1780, p. 566, says he was a the excellent and celebrated work, native of Ireland, was a learned, com

The Natural History of Carolina,” municative, and agreeable man, a &c. died in December 1749. I com- good anatomist and man-midwife. pute he was about 70, tall, mcagre, His last publication was “ The Rehard favoured, and sullen look, and mains of Japhet,” in 1767, in 4to. was extremely grave or sedate, and He was buried at Hendon, 17 days. of a silent disposition ; but when he after his decease. A portrait of him, contracted a frendsbip was communi- by Mr. Wilson, is now in the British cative, and affable. He left a widow, Museum ; another, left unfinished, is and a son and daughter. He often possessed by his widow. He was martold nie he believed he was descended ried many years, had only a boy, who from the Catesby of Richard III. died youog, i. e. six or seven years

31. John Tradescant'; for an ac- old, to the great grief of the Dr. and count of him, his tomb, &c. &c. his Lady. see Philosophical Transactions, vol. 34. Mr. Peter Collinson died in

August

1812.) Literati, Collectors, &c.State of Parish Registers. 207 August 1768, aged 75. Dr. Fother- by established rules of legal consangill wrote a tract of his life, and gave guinity, the faithful preservation of a print of him. London Magazine records of baptisms, marriages, and for January 1776, has a very good burials, ought to be held as an object portrait, and like him; says (and I of the highest importance in the conhave made additions) be was great templation of the Legislature; and grandson of Peter Collinson, who the neglect with which such recorde lived on his paternal estate called have been treated, and the mischiefs Hugal Hall, near Windermere Lake, consequent on that negligence, are so ten miles from Kendal in Westmore- notorious and evident, that there are laod, born in 1693. Dr. Derham, Dr. few persons who have seriously turuWoodward, Mr. Dale, Sir Hans ed their thoughts to the subject, Sloane, Mr. Catesby, Mr. Dubois, &c. who will doubt the necessity of a &c. were his acquaiotance. Elected speedy and vigorous remedy And F. R. S. December 12, 1728. A I must confess I am astonished to mercer by trade, at the Red Lion, find a Clergyman of the Church of in Gracechurch Street. F. S. A. from England (p. 149) speaking of the obliits first institution. Died at Lord gation of an oath, to verify the fidePetre's, at Thorndon, of a total sup-lity of his discharge of his duty in the pression of urine.

office of registrar, as a degradation 35. Mr. Charles Dubois died be of the Clerical character, and levelling tween 1735 and 1740, very aged. him with lower orders of persons on His heirs were Mr. Waldo, who mar whom oaths are necessary to be imried his neice, and her sister. Was a posed; for this would imply that great and celebrated botanist, and had oaths are fit only to biud the vicious an excellent botanic garden to his and ignorant, and are an insult to the honse on the upper green, where the virtuous, the intelligent, and enlightfair is kept, at Mitcham, in Surry. tened. But I heartily agree with He had collections of shells, fossils, him that it would be an affront not &c. of which I saw some at Mr. only to the Church Establishment, but Waldo's, junior, about 1760.

to common sense, to make the bare de36. Mr. George Edwards died claration of a Dissenting minister an about 1778.

equal legal test of veracity with the 37. Cromwell Mortimer, M.D. died oath of a minister of the Church of January 1752 of a dropsy. Many England; for it is in direct hostility years secretary to the R. S. and was to the true principles of toleration to succeeded on the 5th February fol. establish such a distioction ; and how Jowing, by ballot, bs the Rev. ever salutary might be the general Thomas Birch, D.D. (against Gawin provisions of a bill for better regulat: Knight, M. B.) and held it till 1765. ing parish registers, I must conicas, I

38. Mr. Salter, founder of Saltero's should wish to see it perish if it must Coffee House at Chelsea, and of the inevitably be loaded with an enactcollections there. Notice of him is ment so invidious. taken by Sir Richard Steele, in his , As one proof, however, that some Tatlers; viz. No. 34, in vol. 1. His thing is really wanting for the better Daughter, Mrs. Hall, continued in it preservation of parochial registers, I till about 1758 or 1759, when others send for insertion in your Magazine took it, who made a catalogue, and a part of the pedigree of the family still keep the curiosities carefully. of South*, of Kelsterne, in Lincoln1781.

shire, many of the proofs upon which 39. John Hill died about 1776, well are taken from the register of Kelknown for his many voluminous and sterne (a village about seven miles mostly incorrect writings; there is a froin Louth), which register, about fine and good folio print of bim. five or six years ago, I found in the (To be continued.)

possession of the Rector of Weldon,

in Northamptonshire, who told me it Mr. URBAN,

March 3. came into his hands with the registers Thu TWERE cannot be a doubt that in of the parish of Weldvo. 1. B.

a country where the descent of real and personal property is governed This shall appear iu qur next. Edit.

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South, with rain and hail-showers, and some flashes of lightning, with thunder. 23. Clouds in two strata ; evening Cirrostratus and Halo Luinaris. 24. Snow, which fell in the night, melted to-day, and caused a food in the marshes of the river Lea ; clear by night. 25. This day we might truly say nigerrimus Ausier

Nascitur, et pluvio contristni frigore cæltom ; The marshes still flooded. 26. Hazy morning; fair day, with various clouds; and clear night. 27. White frost, rainy day, and fair wight. 28. Fair bazy still day,

Cumulostratus, &c. 29. Various clouds and fair; dark cloudy night. March 1. Petroid and mountainous Cumulostatits, &c. wind rose at night. 2. A few

very slight showers of snow and bail. 3. Hoar frost, then small rain, and very dark niglit. 4. Misty morving ; some small pain in the day; fair intervals by night. 5. Fair, various clouds, distances clear, and a stiff breeze, 6 and 7. Pretty fair. 8. Showers. 9. Clear morning; showers at night. 10. Fair. 11. Much cloud. 12. Dark and rainy by night. 13. Clear morning; hail, rain, and wind, P. M. 14. Showery afternoon. 15. Fair, and hail showers. 16 to 18, Cold N. E. wind' and generally overcast. 19. A Corona Lunaris, overcast. 20. Rain, snow, and sleet; warmer in the evening. LUMINOUS METEONS.

In my last I mentioned the propriety of an artificial division of those luminous accensions called Falling Stars into three kinds; the little stellar meteors, the brilliant meteors, and the caudate meteors: these naines are certainly very defective in point of description, but they may serve for meteorologists, in their journals, to point out the peculiar kind of meteor which they wish to record, till a more scientific nomenclature shall be invented. The stellar melcors have much the appearance of the real stars; they abound in clear frosty nights in winter, and in dry weather with easterly winds; they leave no train of light behind them. The brilliant metcors are generally larger and brighter, and happen in warin summer evenings, particularly when Cirrotunnuli, and thunder clouds abound. The coudate meteors are phenomena which appear to result from some peculiarity in the atmosphere througb which they pass; the long white phosphoric trains of light which they leave behind them, seem to arise from the barning of some gass (hydrogen perhaps) lighted by the meteor in its passage through the air. They generally take place in the intervals of stormy weather, and before the oecurrence of higlı wind, of which Virgil bas considered them as a proguostic in the following very descriptive verses :

“ Sæpe etiam stellas, vento impendente, videbis
Præcipites cælo labi, noctisque per uinbram
Flammarum longos à tergo albescere tractus."

Georg. lib. 1. Clapton, March 23, 181%

THOMAS FORSTER.

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