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Gent. Mag. June 1812. Pl.1.p.529.


1812.] Arms for Antiquaries.—Nich. Ansley.--Sir J. Cæsar. 529
tion as they arrive; but, after the grounds and plantations about the
voluntary on the organ has com year 1795. [A picturesque view of
menced, all decent by-standers are ad- the house has been published by Mr.
mitted into the vacant seats by the Throsby, in his new edition of Thoro-
pew-openers, who have express or ton.] The figure of St. Edith is well
ders to that effect. This procedure, preserved. The ring, probably, be-
surely, is liberal, and ill demands the longed to the Abbess of some religi-
harsh constructions of your warm ous house in that neighbourhood.
Correspondent. When the atten Fig 3. (from the Church of Lee in
dants are informed previously, that Kent) is thus described by Dr. Thorpe,
such or such a family will be absent, in the “Registrum Roffense,” page
they never stay till the voluntary be-851.
gins, but fill the pew, forth with, with “ On the South side of the commu-
persons of a sober and decent ap- nion-table is a mural monument of

stone, with the effigies in brass of a man
Money, “ in the suspicious shape of in armour, kneeling at a desk, with a
douceur," is most positively forbidden book open before him, and underneath
to be taken for seats ; if, therefore, a this inscription in black letter :
delay of accommodation takes place

“ When that Quene Elizabeth full five

yeres had rain'd, [here interred, at Brompton at any time, the cause is not so much churlishness in any of At five and twenty yeres of age was en

Then Nicholas Ansley, whos corps lyes the parties concerned, as compliance


carred with obvious and imperious necessity. Into her servis, where well himselfe he A CHURCHMAN, &c. &c. In eche man's love 'till fifty and eyght

yeres ould,

June 11. Being sergeant of her seller, death him
SEND you a Drawing by Dr. then contrould. 1593.
Stukeley, (Plate

II. fig. 1.) with a Above the figure, on an eseutcheon of
description of it in his own hand-writ. brass, are these arms: Paly of six pieces,
ing, dated March 28, 1754, and called on a bend, a crescent for a difference.
by him, “Antiquarian Society's Crest, a blackmoor’s head with a band
Arms. That respectable Body, it round it."
is needless to add, preferred another The autograph of Sir Julius Cæsar
design; but the one now sent you is is from a deed, dated July 7, 1615.
worth preserving in your Miscellany Sir Julius Cæsar was descended by the
of Curiosities.


female line from the Duke de Cesarini * The lyon intimates that generous na

in Italy; and was born near Tottenture and noble ardor which preserves ham in Middlesex, in 1557. He was and restores from the injury of Time, educated at Oxford, and afterwards Regardant, he looks back to time past. studied in the University of Paris, He holds a sun in glory in his right where, in 1581, he was created doctor paw. The rising sun dissipates the of the civil law, and two years after mists and obscurity of night and obli- was admitted to the same degree at vion. The field is parte per pale Azure Oxford, and also became doctor of lyon is Argent; sun, Or. The crest is an eagle, whose sharpest sight reaches to many honourable employments, and the greatest distance. He holds in his for the last twenty years of his life talon a wolf's head erased, the wolf is the was master of the rolls. He was reemblem of devouring time. Supporters, markable for his extensive bounty

and a golden lyon, as a compliment to the charity to all persons of worth, so Sovereign, who gave the charter ; and that he seemed to be the almoneran eagle Sable. This is in a method. general of the nation. He died in strictly heraldic. Otherways, for a 1639, in the 79th year of his age. scutcheon, take the picture of Britannia That of Daniel De Foe is from a as on reverse of halfpennys; for crest an bond, dated April 5, 1729, for the antique lamp; a Druid for supporter." payment of 5001. as the marriage

The Ring, fig. 2, was found, about portion of his daughter Sophia De twenty years ago, in Strelley Park,

Foe to Mr. Henry Baker of Enfield ; about four miles

West of Nottingham, who was afterwards the celebrated the property of Thoinas-Webb Edge, writer on the Microscope, and one of esq. who built the beautiful mansion the principal founders of the Society there, and laid out the pleasure of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. Gent. Mag, June, 1812.


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The other autographs are taken cerned in a supposed conspiracy, from the following agreement, dated * by so handsomely and bravely deFeb. 18, 1733-4.

fending himself, that his accusers “We Henry Baker of Enfield, gent. could not fasten the charge.” Thero and Thomas Worrall, of London, book are supposed to be descendants from seller, agree as follows:

the family of the Lord Mayor ; some In consideration of eight guineas branches thereof being now living in (which Mr. Worrall has given me a note London and its vicinity, as also in the of hand for, payable within one month after the date hereof) Mr. Henry Baker

county of Leicester. sells to Thomas Worrall the copy of a

A Constant READER. poem, called the Universe, in manner following: That is to say,


May 27. The right and property of the said

THE statement below, as made, copy shall belong intirely to the said Thomas Worrall; but Mr. Baker shall be · Bridge Company, may be thought at liberty after one year, and not sooner,

worth insertion.. to print the same amongst his other Daily number of Passengers, Horses, poems, if so be he pleases; but shall &c. going over London and Blacknever print it by itself, or in any man friars Bridges. ner prevent Mr. Worrall from print London Bridge.- Persons on foot ing or disposing of it in what manner

89,640, horses 764, coaches 1240, wag. he thinks fit. N. B. Mr. Worrall shall make a pre

gous 763, carts, &c. 2924, gigs, &c. 435. seut of a dozen books to Mr. Baker.

Blackfriars Bridge.-Persons on In witness of the above agreement,

foot 61,069, borses 822, coaches both parties set their hands.

990, waggons 533, carts, &c. 1504, J. BAKER. Thos. WORRALL.gigs, &c. 590. Yours, &c. P.

BETTER plater than never and

i Mr. URBAN,

May 29. SHALL be extremely obliged to

« it is never too late to do any of your Correspondents (fond well,” are proverbial sayings, that, of genealogical researches) who can perhaps, are more frequently

expresspoint out the immediate descendants ed than properly attended to ; but of Sir John Woodcock, knt. Lord when we feel their force in a consciMayor of London 1405. His arms, ousness of our own past omissions, field Or, on a bend Gules, three crosses even with respect to matters not of pomée fitchée of the field ; crest, on the greatest importance, a desire is a wreath, a demy lion rampant Gules, sometimes excited to endeavour tu supporting a cross pomée fitchéc of atone for the past by an amendment the field, were assigned to Ralfe in future. Woodcock, of Keame, alias Caybam,

I believe there are many veteran co. Leicester, son of Thomas Wood Readers of the Gentleman's Magacock of Keame aforesaid, in the gine besides myself, who have excusVisitation held by the College of ed themselves, on the pleas of want Arms 1883, and are so registered of leisure and other impediments, in that office ; whence it is presumed from communicating occasional torthe above Thomas and Ralfe were rections of errors, that, from the naproved to be such, but pone of the in ture of such miscellaneous publicatermediate generations are noticed. tions are often unavoidable, but From Maitland and Stowe's History which they could, from their own of London, as well as from Weever's knowledge, prevent being, handed Funeral Monuments, it appears that down to posterity without the means Şir John Woodcock was an upright of rectifying them. As this valuable and vigilant magistrate.

compilation is likely to be referred to - In 1522 Roger Woodcock was by future writers, on a variety of buried in St. Michael le Querne's subjects, it seems very desirable tbat, Church, London.

at least, such mistakes as relate to In 1580 Ralph Woodcock was matters of fact, should be corrected, Sheriff of London ; and in 1658 a before the opportunity of doing it Mr. Woodcock of London (called, in may become irrecoverably lost. the Index of Heath's Chronicle of the A casual turning over the leaves of Civil Wars, Sir Thomas Woodcock) Volume LV. (1787) lately, gave rise is mentioned as a firm Loyalist; and to the foregoing reflections, and the praped execution for being con- application of them to my own omis

sions. In page 504, there appears a earliest professors of in Amsterdam, Latin letter with this address the religion of his education became “ Springeto Pennio, Liberalium Ar. that of his judgment; and, through tiuni Siudioso, Gulielmus Sevelius, the course of a long life, he continued S. D. P.” and dated " Amstelodamo, to be a steady, useful member of the VI kalend, Noveinb. clɔlɔxcin." before-mentioned religious society. It In the ruming title and index, it is is believed he had not much schooltermed “ Letter from Doctor Seve- learning, as it is known that the proley to Springet Penn," of whose illo ficiency he attained to in the knowness and death, in 1696, an interest- ledge of the Latin, Greek, English, ing account is added in a long note French,and High Dutch languages,was (in English), extracted from a narra acquired, principally, whilst throwing tive written by William Peon, the the shuttle in the loom, during his apfather of this amiable young man. prenticeship to a stuff manufacturer. The practice that prevailed formerly His natural abilities being good, his of Latinizing surnames has given rise application unwearied, and his habits to many mistakes ; and it is no won strictly temperate, he soon became der that a stranger to the parties and poticed by some of the most respectatheir connexions should substitute ble booksellers in Holland; and the the supposititious appellation of translation of works of credit, chiefly “Dr. Seveley" for the real name of from the Latio and English tongues, the writer of this letter, who was no into Low Dutch, seems to have been other than “ William Sewel, of Am one of the principal sources from sterdam,” known in this country as

which his moderate income was de. the author of an excellent Diction- rived, in addition to the part he took, ary of the Low Dutch and English at different times, in several approved languages, and of the earliest genuine periodical publications. His modest History of the People called Quakers, unassuming manners gained him the That he was a valued Correspondent esteem of several of that knot of of William Penn's, the eminent foun- literary men, for which Amsterdam der of the Province (uow State) of was at that period distinguished ; and Pennsylvania, is clearly evinced by an there is reason to believe that their original letter which I have seen; and productions were, not uofrequently, having been deservedly esteemed in revised and prepared for the press by his own country as an useful literary him. His knowledge of his native character, although certainly not of tongue was profound; his Dictionthe first class, perhaps some little ac-, ary, Grammar, and other treatises count of hin, derived from his own thereon, having left very little room occasional communications in his va for succeeding improvements and he rious writings, and from other au assisted materially in the compilation thentic sources, may not be deemed of Halma's French and Dutch Dicaltogether uninteresting, especially tionary. His History of the People as nothing, in any detached form, has called Quakers, written first in Low hitherto appeared respecting him in Dutch, and afterwards, by himself, in our language.

English (dedicated to King George I.) William Sewel was the son of was a very laborious undertaking, Jacob Williamson Sewel, a free citi as he was scrupulously nice in the sea zen (burgher) and surgeon of Amster- lection of his inaterials, which he had dam, by his wife Judith Zinspenning, been during many years engaged in and appears to bave been born there collecting. Of the English copy, it about the year 1650. His paternal cannot be properly called a translagrandfather, William Sewel, was an tion; it may be truly said, that as the Englishman, and had resided at Kid- production of a foreigner who had derminster; but, being one of those spent only about ten months in Eng. Brownists that left their native coun Jand, and that above 40 years before, try to enjoy more religious liberty in the style is far superior to what Holland, married a Duteh wife at could have been reasonably expected, Utrecht, and settled there. Both the One principal motive to his entering parents of the subject of this brief upon this work, was, a desire to enmemoir died while he was young: deavour to counteract the effects of but having instructed him in the the gross misrepresentations that had principles of the people called Qua- been widely disseminated by a Latin kera, wbich they were amongst the publicativa, intituled “ Historia Qual.


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keriana," written by Gerard Croese, know that a considerable progress a learned German, who, after solicit- bas been made in collecting materials ing and obtaining information from for such a work, by a Member of the both friends and foes to this religious Established Church. It is said, strange society, seemed to have taken no pains as it may appear, that hardly a letter to make any proper discrimination ; so or paper formerly belonging to this that his bistory (as he calls it) is a truly great man is now in the possesstrange compound of truth and false- sion of any one of his descendants. hood; but, being written in elegant

A FRIEND TO ACCURACY. Latin, and the Learned, throughout Europe, having been long waiting for Mr. URBAN,


TOUR eal account of that singular people, it obtained a place in most university p. 219, has reduced Dr. Marsh's arguand other public libraries ; aud being ments against the Bible Society withafterwards adopted by the editors of a in the contracted span of a syllogism, splendid French work, bearing, in the which, in ny opinion, by no means English translation, the title of “ The embraced the whole scope of his Ceremonies and Religious Customs of reasouing. That this subject, therethe various Nations in the Known fore, may have the justice done to it World," as the principal authority that is due to its importance, I beg upon which their unfair representa- your insertion of this letter, contain. tion of the Quakers is fouuded; this ing the result of cool deliberation on farrago of Croese's may be consider the point in question. When this ed as the chief cause of those mis watter was first proposed for public taken notions that have prevailed discussion, 1, in common with many very extensively throughout the Con- others, who look upon the Bible as tinent, respecting the doctrines and dispensing light and life to mankind, practices of that class of Protestants. hailed the approach of that day when

The exact time of William Sewel's the Gospel would be made known to death does not appear; but, in a note all nations, and in all toogues ; and, of the editor's prefixed to the third under that persuasion, was on the edition of his Dictionary, in 1726, point of contributing my mite to its he is mentioned as being lately de- support, when the objections of Dr. ceased. He left a son of the same Wordsworth first 'made me pause, and Dame, of whom considerable hopes those of Dr. Marsh at length fixed in were entertained in his youth ; but me the resolution to withhold my going to England with a view of at assistance froni an institution which tending the yearly meeting of the was, to say the least of it, so suspi. religious society before-mentioned, cious in its tendency.

As I con(whereof he was a member), in com- sider Dr. Marsh's to be the most luni, pany with a young man to whom he nous production hitherto offered was strongly attached in the line of upon the subject, my intention, at friendship, the vessel in which they present, is simply to condense within had embarked was, in a violent as few words as possible, what I constorm, wrecked near the Texel. ceive to be the substance of the DocSewel, being an excellent swinmer, tor's argument. I must premise what undertook to eodeavour to save his your Correspondent Scrutator cer, companion, who could not swim, by tainly must have overivoked, that means of a rope fastened round their Dr. Marsh does not object to a Bible bodies ; but, on reaching the shore, Society; on the coutrary, he mainand drawing the rope, he found his tains, ' “ that the more widely the friend was gone,

This melancholy Scriptures are disseminated, the great, event had such an effect upon his er in all respects must be the good brain, that a settled gloom clouded produced ;" but he objects to a Bible his mental faculties during the whole Society so constituted as to give away remainder of his life,

the Bible without the Prayer-book. To those who have been long His leading arguments, against such a wishing to see a biographical memoir Society, may be comprehended under of William Penu, upon a inore ex three heads; namely, that it is undetended scale than any that has hither- cessary, it is unnatural, and it is hurtto appeared, it may be gratifying to ful. This Society is uunecessary, the

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