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The internal architecture i» not inelegant. The nave in separated from the side ailes by two rows of octagon columns with "foliage capitals, four on each side, five pointed arches, plain mouldings, but bold. The nave is open to the root, and all other parts of the chinch. The limbers and raftors are ornamented with pendant angels, particularly over the part where the rood-loft was, with a block and pulley, originally, I suppose, for a lamp to be suspended. The roof rests on long posts, set on corbels of stone, Curiously carved into wry faces, as if they were sensible of the weight of the roof on their shoulders. The posts are between the windows, and are carved to represent the twelve Apostles, not badly executed. The iwlpit is against one of the South pillars near the transept, being handsomely carved oak,with the Hewrrcction on the hack; a thick sounding board carved into tracery or fretwork, a reading desk and clerk's ds k decreasing in height. The iron crane and frame to place the hour-glass in still remain. There are but few pews, being chiefly very anlient stalls, the tops of which are carved in a rude and irregular manner. There is a newly-erected gallery at the West end; on each side of the window over it are two remarkably fine slender columns at the edge, from the springing of the arch to the bottom, with capital and base. A stone seat runs round the back of the side ailes. A ■very ancient stone font stands near the South West comer of the nave; it is of an octangular shape, and has formerly had one round pillar at each vomer, as the tops and bottoms plainly shew; they stood clear of the octagon foot it now rests on. The whole of the church is neatly paved, but wants a thorough repair.

Yours,&e. J. S. B.

(To be concluded in Bur next.)

Berifordilnrc, March 4.

THE small remains of the once niarkel-towii of I'iamstco are pleasantly situated oil a hill about twenty--sevcn miles on the turnpike road, leading from London to Dunstable; an tit lit ly called / ertumslerll, owing, it is supposed, to the river Vere, or Vernlum, or Verlume, washing the foot of the bill. ■

In the time of king Edward the Confessor, Leofstaue Abbot 6f St. Alban's gave this manor to three knights,Turnoth,Waldof,andTurmanj but in the time of William theConqueror, Ralph deThony,Todeny, Tony,or Toni, his standard-bearer at the battle of Hastings, held it, as appear* from Domesday Book: "In Danais Hund. Half de'Todeny holdeth Flamstede for two hides of laud." Camden states it lo have been granted to the father of Half. It was the chief place of his residence. He married the daughter of Simon de Monlford, and dy inn left a sou Half, who married the daughter of the Earl of Huntington and Northumberland, his heir. Roger was his heir, and married the daughter of the Karl of llainault. Halt was disinherited by king Johu for assisting I he Barons, yel came into favour again, and was restored by Henry 111. Robert, his successor iu the sixth generation, 27 Edward I. obtained a charter of that king for a market on Thursdays, and a fair on the eve, day, and morrow after the feast of St. Leonard, and five days following. The present fair or (east is kept eleven days before; the market lias been long disused. To the manor, as Robert died 3 Edward II. without issue, Alice his sister, widow of Thomas Ley born, was found heir, and married toil uy de Beauchamp Earl of Warwick, whose heir was the famous Guy, who died near Calais 43 Edward HI. His heirs enjoyed this a. long lime ; hut mule issue failing, and Anne daughter of the duke of Warwick dying young, his sister Anne inherited, whu was married to Hichard Nevil Earl of Salisbury, who had with her the title of Earl of Warwick. This Hichard dying at Burnet field, temp. Edward I V. Hie estate fell to IheCrown. His Countess, 3.Henry VII. possessed it again, after the death of her daughters. Henry VIII. granted it to George Evrrars and his heirs, from whom it came to Sir John Ferrari and Knighton l-'errars of Beyford, whose daughter, Katharine, married to Thomas Lord I'authawc. Lord and Lady l'anshawe sold it to Serjeant Edward Pecke; from him it descended to William his son, of Stainford in Essex, who left a son William, and he disposed of it to Mr. Pearce, whose second sou is the present lord of the manor.


The Church (see Plate I.) is dedicated to St. Leonard. It is in the hundred of Dacorum and deanery of Berkhamsted, valued in the King's books at 411. 6s. HU. a rectory impropriate, antiently in the Crown, part in the University of Oxford, aail part in the Sebright family ef Becchwood Park; the former granted it by lease to thera that they should find a curate to officiate in the church. King James h granted the reversion to trustees for Mr. Ounsty, curate therein, iu 1618, by lease for forty-two years. The Church stands high. J.eland. says, that "riding through a thorough fair on Walling street, uot far from Mergate {Market Street) he saw in a pretty ■wood side St. Leonard's on the lett hand, &C" It is built in the Gothic style.of flints and courses of tiles (supposed to be Roman) alternately, part plastered, with a square tower at the West end, surmounted with a high ieaded spire and vane; ami a clock dial Oh the North side. The building is uniform, consisting of a nave, two side ailes, North and South porch, and a chancel at the end, with a vestry on the North side, lofty ceiling, formerly two stories, iu which is a piscina; door into the chancel, near which is a handsome monument by Flaxman, close to the altar, [Villi and Hope at top, and an urn in the centre, inscribed as follows:

"Sacred to the memory of Sir Edward Sebright, third baronet, descended from William Sebright of Sebright Hall, in .the county of Essex, and of Blakeshall, in the county of Worcester, in the reign of Henry II. He died December 15, 1702,. aged 36 years, and was interred in a family vault at Besford Court, in the county of Worcester. He left issue four children, Thomas, Edward, Anne, and Helen."

"Dame Anne Sebright, only surviving daughter and sole heir of Thomas Saunders, esq. of Beeclnvood, in the county of Hertford, and Helen Sadler, of Sopewell, in the same county, relict of Sir Edward Sebright, third Baronet. She died December 25, 1719, aged -19 years. Her remains are deposited iu her family vault in this church."

"SirTbomas Saunders Sebright, fourth Baronet, died April the 12, 17.1*', aged 44. His remains are deposited in the family vault in this Church. He left issue two sons, Thomas and John."

"Dame Henrietta Sebright, relict of Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, Baronet,

and daughter of Sir Samuel Dashwood,. knight, died March 21, 1772; and her remains are deposited in the vault in this church."

"Edward Saunders Sebright, esq. second son of Sir Edward Sebright, bark travelling through France, was murdered by robbers near Calais, December 12, 1723. aged 25. His remains were brought to England, and are deposited in the family vault in this church."

"Sir Thomas Saunders Sebright, fifth Baronet, son of Sir Thomas and Dame Henrietta, died unmarried, October 30, 1761, aged S8.' His remains are deposited hi the family vault in this church."

Yours, &c. J. s. Bi

(To be continual.)

Mr. Urban-, March I.

BY an extract from the Oxford Herald, inserted in your last Supplement, p. 601, you have given some account of Clarendon House, in which it is staled "that the only trace which the curiousAntiijiiary will now find upon the spot, to iudicate the immaculate Clarendon once had possessions there, arises from the modern adoption of a possessor of a small piece of the land lying towards Bond Street, now distinguished as Clarendon Hotel." From some papers which 1 have seen, I am enabled to state why this house is so distinguished. At the beginning of the last century it was the properly *>f Henry Lord Dover, aud was conveyed by him as a security for money lo John Chamberlain, and described as " part of the ground whereon a Capital Messuage or Mansion House, formerly called Clarendon House, and afterwards culled Albemarle House, did then lately stand, or of ground to th« said late capital messuage belonging, lying and being in the parish of Saint Martin in the Fields, on the West side of a certain street there called Bond Street," and is mentioned as abutting on other grounds of the said Henry Lord Dover, part of which were let to the said John Chamberlain. It was afterwards conveyed to Henry Edward Karl of Lichfield, intrust for Barbary, Duchess of Cleveland, and by her to Charles Duke of Grafton. In 6 George III. an act was passed to enable the Duke of Grafton lo sell the above premises, the same having been iutailed by the will of his father, aud they were in consequence purchased by John Karl of Buckinghamshire, shire, who also had an under lease of part of a piece of ground adjoining, formerly called Conduit Mead, which the,City of London had agreed to let to the said Duke for 61 years, renewable every 14 years for ever. The Earl made it his town residence for many years, and died in the year JT93;.by his will he directed the same to be sold, which was done by his executors, and it was converted into a Subscription House, since which it has been known as the Clarendon Hotel. A. 3.

Mr. Urban, Louth, Feb. 15.

IN your LXXIXth Volume is a letter from Mr. Banks, in answer to another of your Correspondents, respecting the anticnt barony of Zouche of Harringworth. Mr. Banks; I find, has stated in his valuable publication, that "the descendants of the last Lord Zouche, in the line of Tate, are illegitimate," and for proof of their illegitimacy he refers to my letter on the subject, (Gent. Mag. Vol. LXXI. p. 402) in which I have shewn, from the most respectable authorities, that there is very great reason to conclude that Zouche, Tate was illegitimate. In Vol. LXXVIII, p. 506, Mr. Banks says respecting the Tate family, " had F. T. ever travelled the counties of Buckingham and Northampton, he might have heard a current report which concurs with what, he states, I mean to insinuate." What is the report to which Mr. Banks alrades?

It sho«ld seem from the letter of your Correspondent, W—ds—r (Vol. T.XIX. p. 1013) that there is no issue from Mary, second daughter and coheir of the last Lord Zouche.

Exclusive of the descendants of the last Lord Zouche, can'any of your Correspondents inform me whether there is any issue from George Lord •Zouche, who died in the year 1560, or from Richard Lord Zouche, whose sister, Catherine, married Francis I'vedale of Horton, Dorsetshire, second son of Sir William Uvcdale, of More Crichel, in that county.

Yours, &c. R. U.

Mr. Urban, Feb. 6.

IN answer to Civis, who, in p. 30, makes inquiry respecting a remarkable family picture, noticed in your Magazine some years since, I have to inform him that about six years ago,

having accidentally called at the White Swan at Stockwell, I saw in the parlour, what I suppose to be the very picture to which he alludes. It was an oil painting, composed of characters dressed in the costume of thetimeofQueenElizabeth. In the centre was a lady sitting with a gentleman reclining his head on her |ap, apparently sleeping ; on the right three persons were approaching from an antient building in the back ground j and on the left was a gentleman who appeared to be the first speaker in the following colloquy, which was inscribed in letters of an old character underneath, and which I have now copied from a memorandum' hastily made at the time. The words omitted were not legible, but may be easily gathered from the context. ■' Madam, I pray you this one thinge me

showe, Who yon three bee, if you them knowe, Camming from the castle, in such degree, What is their descent and nativitle?

Sir, The one by the father's side is iny

brother, [mother.

And soe is the next, in righte of my

The third is my owne sonne lawfully

begot, And all sonnes to my husband that Without hurt of lineage in any degree

Shew me in how this may be."

Yours, &c. N.

Mr. Urban, Berwick, March O.

OBSERVING that the Translator of the Epitaph on the Rev. P.ercival Stockdale (see your last volume, page 667) had misunderstood the sense of it in two or three places, I trouble you with another translation." R. P.

"Sacred to the memory of the Reverend Percival Stockdale, whose remains rest here interred. In eloquence he was agreeable and impressive; ardent and fervent in the promotion of learning; in conversation pleasant and acute1; strenuous and bold also in the vindication of truth; to the hypocrite a bitter, a determined foe; bis imagination was vivid and quick; his mind independent, disdaining servility equally to all; to bis parents his affection was warm and constant; and in the cultivation of letters elegantly and actively his life past away: even to him no small praise is due,- for the classical productions of bis pen. But, alas! age, at length, without disease, weakened and exhausted bis vigorous mind. Stop, traveller! and bewail the miseries of man! the frailties of our. nature pardon and forget. Fare well."

Mr. Mr. Urban, Liverpool, Feb. 5.

PERMIT me, through the medium of your Magazine, to offer a few remarks on the Phoenissje of Euripides, as lately edited by Mr. Burges. Your Readers, who have perused this edition, must have observed its principal features: which are a bold departure from several received and well-authenticated readings, and an innovation in some of the choral songs hitherto considered monostrophics; but in Mr. B's edition fashioned into strophes and antistrophes. I am not about to dispute the purity of diction which may exist in some of Mr. B's alterations j some of them may seem more intelligible than the received text: but I shall attempt to shew that, to make room for unwarranted conjecture, phrases and words have been expunged, which are not so unworthy Euripides, as Mr. B. appears to consider them.

We may ramble in the devious wilds of conjecture, and perchance approach the excellence and catch the spirit of this admirable Tragedian, but, at the same time, we must not lose sight of venerable authorities before us; we must reject the illusions of fancy, and search for the fragments of the Poet's mind, sparkling here and there among the dusty heaps of timeworn manuscripts and scholia; this 1 humbly conceive is a surer clue to purity of text. Thus we may, as it were, raise him from the shades, arrayed in all the splendour of his appropriate diction.

But to proceed. First let us notice verse 145;

We observe the same words precede in verse 95: Mr. B. wonders this has escaped the notice of former editors and the celebrated Porson himself. Valekenaer, however, does appear to suspect the verse as an interpolation. But this is not the only repetition that occurs in Euripides; and if we dismiss the verse in question, what must be the fate of many in his

Medea and the other tragedies: yet suppose it away, and a dismemberment of the context directly shows the violence committed. Thus we see in the verse before,

ZtijxEi' iSdv TOT' dtneliwi lyvugicrtc then,

ZrovJa? OT' «x9oy ax xeunyinrw Qlew. so, if we take away the former verse, TOT' loses its correlative OT'; hence it is very plain that the Poet wrote both the verses, or neither! To save the former, Mr. B. proposes to read To'j' for Tov: this, however, completely mars the sense. He has no objection to Tov signifying "olim," "formerly!' But, unfortunately for him, Jocasta in the prologue intimates this messenger to be lately on his return from the Argive camp. Verse 81,

"H fEiii ^ 6 TTfp^Sfi? <PnTi> aural! iyysXoj.

Let us then exclude Tots; but I want the authority; for though two MSS. furnish us with hayrj^Ta., yet Mr. B's drziouv Jt» (a great liberty taken with the common reading) rests on no authority whatever.

The mutilated writings of the Antients are not to be supplied by hardy transpositions of entire words, without the least regaid to manuscripts; but they often are by a slight change in the letters of a word, or in the connexion of one word with another: Many of the manuscripts being written in capitals, and the words close together, copyists mav have committed many and great blunders by the annexion to a word of a letter belonging to the next.

We will now endeavour to protect the Poet from the charge of useless repetition. The scene, which is supposed to be in Thebes, beautifully exhibits to us Antigon6 in conversation, on the roof of the palace, with her tutor, who had been to Argos as ambassador between her rival brothers. Not far from the walls of the city are the encampments of the enemy, and in verse 101,

Ktvovu'vov TTsX*7iyixov

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