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We trust that we have redeemed the pledge which we made to our Readers in the commencement of our New Series—that, without altering the constitution of our Magazine, we would endeavour to make it embrace a larger circle of Literature, and enter into more diversified subjects of inquiry.
of inquiry. We have used our best judgment in the selection of the articles submitted to us; and we believe that, in the last year, there will be found few communications admitted into our pages, which have not been recommended by the usefulness or elegance of the information which they afforded.
In the revival of Anglo-Saxon Literature, we congratulate ourselves on a long-neglected branch of learning shooting forth with unusual vigour, and rising as it were out of the very heart of our historic and antiquarian researches. We expect that many valuable documents connected with our early poetry and history, will be drawn forth from the obscurity in which they have lain, and illustrated with that learning and skill which will leave all former competitors far behind. Beowulf has been edited with a scholar's talent; and we hope that Lazamon will ere long confer still further honour on its well-informed and accomplished editor.
Proferet in lucem speciosa vocabula rerum ;
In Classical Literature little has been published that calls for our observation; and therefore we have been able to pay the more attention to many old and neglected volumes of Poetry, which, besides their intrinsic value, throw a light on circumstances connected with our language, manners, and history.
Every thing relating to the Antiquities of our country has been
diligently remarked and collected by us; and if we have been altogether silent on the subject of Politics, it has arisen from a conviction that it enters far too deeply and prejudicially into our present Literature, and by its temporary and overpowering attraction, draws the general mind away from the quiet and unobtrusive paths of useful learning.
Our present plan has been formed, after much consideration, as most suitable to the general demand; and in the execution of it we have endeavoured to collect materials of intrinsic and sterling value. If, in our Review of New Publications, we sometimes linger too far behind the expectations and anxieties of the author, it has arisen from a wish to do that justice which can alone be afforded by a calm and deliberate perusal. In our desire to commend, when a work of genius or solid learning is before us, we may perhaps sometimes extend our observations beyond the room which we could prudently spare ; and a delay may arise, from our anxiety to state the reasons with fulness and impartiality which govern our critical decisions. We hope, however, that there is little just cause of complaint on that head.
Concerning the miscellaneous nature of the materials which must of necessity be collected in a Magazine like our own, the proportion which each subject should respectively occupy can never be defined with precision : a mutual and liberal concession will be made by our different readers,
Poscentes vario multum diversa palato ;
recollecting that, whatever may be their particular and favourite pursuit, the search after truth, and the advancement of liberal knowledge, is the common object of all.
BY SYLVANUS URBAN, GENT.
Architectural Antiquities of Devonshire-Churches of Collumpton, Tiverton,
Alphington, Broadclist; Halls of Weare Giffard, Bradley, Bradfield, and
Glover's History of Derbyshire, 70.-Greswell's Discourses, Olympia Mo-
MINOR CORRESPONDENCE. The Diary of a Tour from Norfolk to Church and Mr. Crabbe, with the assist Liverpool, communicated by a Tradesman, ance of another officer, have seized the is written with good sense (except when said Hoy near Harwich, and carried her to he condescends to describe his individual Aldeburgh, where the goods are lodged in fare at the inns), but it scarcely possesses the Custom House."'- Public Advertiser, sufficient originality of information or re Tuesday, April 7th, 1767. mark to merit the honour of passing sub In answer to ANTIQUARIUS (May, prelo.
p. 458), Mr. WM. HORTON LLOYD offers The communications of T. C., J. Am the following extracts from a MS. pediand J. H. B. shall be inserted when we gree of Radclyffe in his possession, found. can find space for them.
ed, he believes, on those in Whitaker's H. B., of Mansfield, is referred on the Whalley, with additions and corrections subject of his letter to some chapters in a (as supposed) by the late Mr. W. Rada book called, "The Harmony of Lan- cliffe, Rouge Croix, and he also refers to guage,' by W. Mitford, Esq. the historian the pedigree of Sandbach in Ormerod's of Greece.
Cheshire, vol.3, p.56. The blazon of SandFitz-Rose remarks, “ Matthew, sixth bach is not a “fess Sable,” but “ Sable, Viscount Kingsland, died issueless, and a fess,” &c. Ormerod, from Booth's pethe titles are supposed to be extinct. The digrees, gives the field azure. By the Hon. John Barnewall, stated in March, Cheshire pedigrees, it appears that Elizap. 329, to have succeeded as seventh beth, daughter and heiress of Sir Richard Viscount, died unmarried many years de Sanbach, son of Thomas de Sandbach, previous to his father's decease.
was wife of John Legh of Booths, and “Your correspondent, M. page 479, is they had issue Maud, dau. and heiress, mistaken in stating that the title of who was wife of Richard Radclyffe of Baronet, granted in 1.806 to Sir Hugh Ordeshall. This is confirmed by the peBateman, of Hartington, co. Derby, is digree of Legh of Booth, in the 3d vol. now extinct. Sir Hugh was succeeded of Ormerod's Cheshire. Sir John Legh of by his grandson, Sir Francis Edward Booths (father of John above-mentioned), Scott, Bart. son of his eldest daughter, married Maude, dau. of Sir John Arderne Catherine Juliana Bateman, by Sir Ed of Aldford, who gave her a moiety of ward Dolman Scott, Bart., of Great Barr, Mobberley; but she does not appear to 'co. Stafford.
have been his heir, although her great“ Lord Teignmouth, (p. 552,) was grandson, who was possessed of that created a Baronet of England under the moiety of Mobberley, quartered her arms. designation of Sir John Shore, of Heath Sir John Radclyffe, son of Richard and cote, co. Derby ; this corrects a mis Maud Legh, married the dau, and heir of statement in Debrett's list of Baronetcies Robert Trafford, of Trafford; and he was merged in Peerages, Lord Teignmouth's probably the owner of the silver seal, bebaronetcy being there described as Shore cause a later generation would have quarof Teignmouth, co. Devon."
tered also the Trafford arms: and the four J. P. inquires for an account of the quarterings of the seal agree with those Rev. John Hildrop, A.M., who was rec which he would be likely to marshal in tor of Wath, near Ripon, in 1742, and the same order.. author of an ironical and witty “proposal ERRATA.-P. 563. Two clergymen are for repealing certain statutes called the here combined; the Rev. Edward Stanley Ten Commandments ;” besides other Rector of Alderley, Cheshire, and brother pamphlets.
to Sir J.T. Stanley, is, we are happy to G. in turning over an old newspaper say, still living. Erase therefore “and for another purpose, lately met with the of Alderley, Anglesea, esq:” following notice of the official activity of P. 570, b. 31. For Brackley Moreton, Crabbe's father, which he thinks may be read Brackley. interesting to those who have lately pe P. 597. Last line, read Kelly. rused the Poet's. Life.—" Sunday last P.629. a. 5, from bottom, read Neology. were seized near Martlesham, by Mr. Last line, for final read first. John Church, Mr. George Crabbe, and P. 639. The total given of the sale of Mr. Samuel Aldrich; of Aldeburgh, three Armour is that of the last day only; the bags, containing near 1000 yards of "tottle of the whole'' was 29951. 78. muslin, upwards of 600 yards of lace, 130 P. 649, a. 6, read the Rev. George Bland. yards of silk gauze, some tea and other P. 652. Sir Henry Trelawney was genegoods, from three foreigners who were set rally called Sir Harry, and his name spelte on shore from a Dutch Hoy, at or near Trelawny. Sizewell; and the above-mentioned Mr. P. 666, for Hill read Still.