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ARNULL and ALLENDER, Stock and Share Brokers,

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

FEBRUARY, 1848.
By SYLVANUS URBAN, Gent.

PAGE

CONTENTS. MINOR CORRESPONDence.-Notes on Cambridge-Life of Bishop Stillingfleet — The Sovereign's Ecclesiastical Council —Queries and Replies ..

114 The Princess. By Alfred Tennyson ...

115 The Historical Works of Strype-Errors and Misprinted Documents in his Ecclesiastical Memorials .....

131 Wood's Athene Oxonienses—Bishop Pursglove alias Sylvester

135 Norman Piscina at Tollerton, Notts (with an Engraving)

136 Notices of Italian Poets. By the late H. F. Cary, Translator of Dante. No. VII.-Agnolo Firenzuola...

137 On the determination of a disputed Hieroglyphical Character.

141 The Roman station Durnovaria shown to be Dorchester

143 The Anglo-Saxon Doxology—“Swanes Fethre"-Etymology of the word Gospel 144 The English version of the Doxology ..

146 The old Mansion at Toddington, Gloucestershire (with a Plate)...

147 EXTRACTS FROM THE Portfolio of A Man of the WORLD.-Bowring on

Arrests and Imprisonment-Dr. Paris's Medical Jurisprudence-Shelley's
Prometheus Unbound-Fielding's Novels—The Etonian-The Royal So-
ciety: Dr. Gall, Dr. Bell, Mr. Christie, Mr. Burnett-Le Solitaire, by
D'Arlincourt- A Visit to Southey

149 RETROSPECTIVE Review.- Latin Poems by Dr. Pearson, Bishop of Chester.. 158 POEM BY COLERIDGE (hitherto overlooked)-The Volunteer Stripling

160 REVIEW OF NEW PUBLICATIONS. The Doctor, Vol. VII. 161; Ranke's History of Servia, 162; Woodward's

Short Readings, 163 ; Heron's Constitutional History of the University of Dublin, 164; Prof. Gaussen's “ It is written,'' 165; Guesses at Truth, ib.; Sketches of Eminent Medical Men, 168 ; Lyon's Ancient Monuments of St. Andrew's, 169 ; Poems, by Anna Harriet Drury, 170; Cole's Version of the Psalms of David, 171 ; Tbings after Death, and Hints for Epitaphs, ib. ; Works on Popery, 172 ; Miscellaneous Reviews

173 LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INTELLIGENCE.-Camden Society Westminster Play.

178 ARCHITECTURE.- Institute of British Architects, 181 ; St. Mary's Church, Durham, 182 ; Christchurch, Hants

183 ANTIQUARIAN RESEARCHES.- Society of Antiquaries, 184; Antiquities of Nineveh

185 HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.-Foreign News, 186; Domestic Occurrences 187 Promotions and Preferments, 188; Births, 189; Marriages

190 OBITUARY: with Memoirs of the Ex-Empress Maria Louisa ; Madame

Adelaide d'Orleans ; The Earl of Harrowby; Mr. Justice Burton ; Colonel
E. S. Mercer ; Colonel T. Peebles ; Lieut.-Col. Babington ; H. B. Curteis,
Esq. ; Sir James Annesley, F.R.S. ; Robert Liston, Esq. F.R.S. ; Rev.
Edmund Sibson ; Rev. Thomas Russell ; Mr. Alderman Lucas ; P. F. Mar-
tineau, Esq. ; Thomas Caddick, Esq. ; J. N. Hughes, Esq. ; H. L. Elmes,
Esq. ; Mr. Alex. Chisholm ; Rev. Patrick Forbes, D.D.

193-212 CLERGY DECEASED....

212 Deatas, arranged in Counties...

213 Registrar-General's Returns of Mortality in the Metropolis–Markets, 223 ; Meteorological Diary-Stocks .....

224 Illustrated with a view of TODDINGTON House, Gloucestershire.

MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.

to m.

Notes on Cambridge.-" There is one ruptly printed and incorrectly translated. mistake under the above head (Jan. p. 42), In preparing a new edition, now nearly which I was sorry to have recollected too ready, I write thus : “And gelædde bone slowly. The large and splendid Library kining to Chaldea mid him (Achim ge. at Trinity, and perhaps the Cloisters (Mr. haten) rpidehuxlice ;'' “ And led the king, Lysons says both), were erected by Sir named Achim, to Chaldea with him very Christopher Wren. By a slight mis- ignominiously.” But who was Achim? conception you have also wrongly stated Jehoiachin,- the latter half of the comwhat I meant of the colouring in the side pound with the very usual change of n windows at Peterhouse; I said "than the

See Thomson's German-English former," meaning King's ; the comparison Analogies (D. Nutt, Lond. ; Edmonston originated with an intelligent chapel clerk and Douglas, Edinburgh), pp. 71, 13; of K. C. his name, I think, Saunders. and Corozaim, Matth. xii. Naim, Luc. vii. In the note, p. 43, are an oversight and in the Anglo-Saxon Gospels.-E. T. a misprint. The initials of Messrs. A CONSTANT READER asks where Gen. Fisher and Tillbrook should have been Melvill's Essay on the War Ships of the “ E.” and “ S." The last, an elegant Antients is to be found. classical and general scholar, and a mu- G. G. F. would be obliged by any par. sician, was intimate with the three “ Lake ticulars relative to Dr. Hugh Gore, Bishop Poets,” Wordsworth, Soutbey, and Cole- of Waterford and Lismore from 1666 to ridge. He published friendly remarks 1691. on Southey's “ Vision of Judgment,” in- If any of our readers will point out at cluding particulars of curious erratic what period our sovereigns ceased to exverses in former times, from “ Putten- ercise their ecclesiastical patronage with. ham," and others. I had seen the “im. out the adviceof their Ecclesiastical Council, provements'' up to 1831-2, and meant to and in what work any account of it can make an exception in favour of the front be found—for it is certain in former times of All Souls, Oxford ; bandsomer than their political advisers did not presume to Christchurch with its centre " Tower of interfere-it will oblige A VERY OLD Tom," though that measures 400 feet in SUBSCRIBER. length, the same as the New Post Office.- “ One of our Subscribers” inquires Dr. Johnson's "private" visit to Cam- what is the derivation of Ardington, the bridge, including a call on Dr. Farmer at

name of a village in Berkshire, about three Emanuel, was given in the columns of miles from Wantage on the Wallingford the New Montbly Magazine, about 1820. road?

The new quarter-chimes of the Royal In our Magazine for 1833 (vol. cui. Exchange are either taken from the Uni

pt. ii. p. 314) there is a communication versity Church, Cambridge, or from C. $. relative to some letters precommon example in Flanders, where, it served in French libraries, and amongst was said, the clock-maker was directed to them he mentions one dated 26 Aug. 1603, proceed to examine such things; and

to Henry IV. of France from a member there is an affinity between the twice.

of his embassy then in London ; this striking clock of St. Clement Danes, and

letter relates in part to a claim to the that adjoining the chapel of Trinity Col. Crown of England by “one Robert Baslege, Cambridge.-J. D. PARRY.

set, gentleman." W. R. D. who is colIn answer to the inquiry made in p. 14, lecting materials relating to the family to A DESCENDANT states that “ the Life of which he belonged, asks whether any of Bishop Stillingtleet was written by Dr.

our present Correspondents can favour Goodwyn, his lordship's chaplain, and, him with the particular reference to the when he wrote that Life, Archdeacon of letter in question, as also to any other Oxford. Dr. Bentley was likewise his documents connected with this Robert chaplain, and tutor to his son. The Basset, who was the grandson of John splendid Latin inscription on the Bishop's Basset, of Umberley, co. Devon, by monument in Worcester cathedral was Frances, daughter of Arthur Plantaganet from the learned Doctor's pen."

Viscount Lisle, an illegitimate son of Answer to query on Ælfric de V. T. p. Edward IV.? 16, 1. 9.--The passage in L'Isle is cor

some

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

The Princess : a Medley. By Alfred Tennyson. THE name of Mr. Tennyson is so justly distinguished, and so united in our minds with the idea of poetical excellence, that any production of his could not pass unnoticed without doing injury to ourselves. His former volumes have beyond doubt established this fact,—that he truly possesses the poetic faculty, the creative mind, the plastic power of shaping and moulding all objects that present themselves to him in the attractive form of imaginative beauty and ideal excellence. He has shown also that his poetic faculty is not confined in narrow limits, but can enlarge and extend itself to meet the great and various demands which nature makes on the qualities of the mind. The sublime, the magnificent, are equally at his command, as are the beautiful and the pathetic ; while to the poet's genius he adds the poet's art, in embodying what he creates in select and appropriate language, with sweet melodies of numbers and fine musical harmonies of style. The present possesses much of the peculiar excellency and character of the former poems, especially the rich and glowing descriptions of nature, and the mild and meditative tenderness of passion. It is a creation of the fancy not over natural, but sufficiently partaking of nature to command interest. Where there are many women there there will be much love-making, * and pretty jealousies and affections, and the present poem has its full share of ladies and love. To our minds the passive tenderness and delicate confessions of these lovers, where every word is set between the brilliants of falling tears, and every tear seems to gush from a deeper source than the eye,—that portion, we say, of the

has been to us the most full of attraction and interest. We do not mean to undervalue the character or conduct of the gentlemen in the Medley, but we have tied Psyche's glove to our helmet, and we pronounce her the peerless and incomparable lady of the poem, challenging any one to refute our assertion, or deny her claims. There is, however, much excellence of a different kind, much noble sentiment and powerful imagery, and eloquent description, much that, we may almost say, is too excellent for so slight a composition as this, and would find a fitter place in a higher and nobler subject, admitting loftier contemplations, deeper reflections, and the exhibition of human passions on a more extended scale.- Now for the poem.

Sir Walter Vivian had opened his park and pleasure-grounds to the neighbourhood. The poet was the friend of his son, another and younger Walter, and they were amusing themselves in looking over the mansion,

poem

* What an odd expression “falling in love" is ! As if it were a false step, or a plunge into a well, or something which takes a man off his legs in a moment.

A man may fall into difficulties, or fall into disgrace, or fall into a pit, but why fall in love ? as if he fell into the hands of a cruel enemy, instead of a charming bride. As if it were a lowering or degradation of his faculties and person ! a stumbling-block of offence! This phrase should be eschewed.-Rev.

116
and seeing the sports; and from thence they went to the abbey, where was
Aunt Elizabeth, and Sister Lilia, and the rest; and as they crossed the
park they passed the motley crowds in their various amusements, and ex-
periments, and games,

And over head
The broad ambrosial aisles of lofty lime

Made noise with bees and breeze from end to end.
They sit, the aunt and Lilia, and the poet and his friend, on the fine green
sward within the abbey walls, each discoursing in his own mood : a pretty
little dialogue on the rights of the sex, and so forth, passes between Walter
and Lilia.

At length she asks for a tale. To this the maiden aunt agrees, adding, that it should be something grave and solemn, suited to the place. This proposal not being approved by the younger part, “Well, as you will," she said; “just as you will.”

“ Be, if you will,
Yourself your hero." “Look, then,” added he,
"Since Lilia would be Princess, that you stoop

No lower than a Prince."
He then begins.

A Prince I was, blue-eyed and fair in face,
With lengths of yellow ringlet, like a girl,
For on my cradle shone the Northern star.
My mother was as mild as any saint,
And nearly canonized by all she knew,
So gracious was her tact and tenderness :
But my good father thought a king a king;
He held his sceptre like a pedant's wand
To lash offence, and with long arms and hands
Reach'd out, and pick'd offenders from the mass
For judgment.

Now it chanced that I had been,
While life was yet in bud and blade, betroth'd
To one, a neighbouring Princess : she to me
Was proxy-wedded with a bootless calf
At eight years old ; and still from time to time
Came murmurs of her beauty from the South,
And of her brethren, knights of puissance ;
And still I wore her picture by my heart,
And one dark tress; and all around them both
Sweet thoughts would swarm, as bees about their queen.
But when the days drew nigh that I should wed,
My father sent ambassadors with furs
And jewels, gifts, to fetch her : these brought back
A present, a great labour of the loom ;
And therewithal an answer vague as wind :
Besides, they saw the king; he took the gifts ;
He said there was a compact; that was true :
But then she had a will; was he to blame?
And maiden fancies ; loved to live alone

Among her women; certain, would not wed.
The Prince had two friends, Cyril and Florian. The first a broken-
down gentleman, much given to revelries and the like, as will appear in
the sequel.

The last, my other heart,
My shadow, my half-self, for still we moved

Together, kin as horse's ear and eye.
The old king waxed white with wrath at the indignity offered to him

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