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Nor. 29. At Tenby, Pembrokeshire, George Brown, esq. of Crygyborion, and formerly of Windsor Castle, Jamaica. Lately. At the Bryn, near Swansea, aged 56, T. Eden, esq. Mrs. Morgan, relict of Charles Morgan, esq. Registrar of the Diocese of Saint David's, and Clerk of the Peace for the co. of Carmarthen. Mrs. Bloxsome, wife of the Rev. Mr. Bloxsome, late Chaplain at Her Majesty's Dock-yard, Pembroke. At Brecon, T. Parker, esq. a magistrate of the county. Scotland.—Nov. 5. At Edinburgh, aged 88, Mrs. Elizabeth Haig, relict of David Greig, esq. of Hallgreig.
Nov. 8. At Rothsay, aged 63, Capt. H. Downie, half-pay 11th Foot. At the Manse of Panbride, Mrs. Trail, wife of the Rev. Dr. Trail. Nor. 23. Thomas Henderson, esq. Professor of Practical Astronomy in the University of Edinburgh. Nov. 27. At Edinburgh, aged 61, James Adamson, esq. Dec. 11. At Edinburgh, the Dowager Lady Ramsay, of Balmain, widow of Sir Alexander Ramsay, of Balmain, Bart. Kincardine, and eldest dau. and co-heiress of Sir Alexander Bannerman, of Elsick, Bart. At Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Jane, fourth dau. of the late Alexander Robertson, esq.
TABLE OF MORTALITY IN THE METROPOLIS. (Including the District of Wandsworth and Clapham.) From the Returns issued by the Registrar General. Deaths Registened from November 23 to December 21, 1844, (5 weeks.)
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Mixon Correspondence.—The Canterbury Museum—Pageants at Salisbury
114 115 133 136
137 141 143 144
189 190 196
Sass; Mr. W. Grieve; Mr. Henry Morland; Professor Webster.... 200–212 Deaths, arranged in Counties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...... 212–223
Registrar-General's Returns of Mortality in the Metropolis—Markets—Prices of Shares, 223; Meteorological Diary–Stocks........................
Embellished with a Representation of the Font in the New Chapel at SPRINGFIE Essex.
We made a serious but perfectly accidental omission in the account in our last number, p. 78, of antiquities presented to the Canterbury Museum. In abstracting the longer description of them from the Kent Herald, the important circumstance that this valuable acquisition was the gift of Lord Viscount Strangford, was not struck out by the pen, but it was overlooked by the compositor.
F. N. sends the following entry from a manuscript journal for the year 1724, thinking it may guide our correspondent W. J.T. to the information he is anxious to obtain. He thinks an exhibition of the kind occurred at Salisbury on the proclamation of the last peace with France.
“Salisbury, July 29, 1784. Thanksgiving for the Peace of Versailles. “On this occasion the pageants of this city, which are very remarkable, were exhibited. The giant, a figure about 14 feet high, pertaining to the Taylors' Company, said to be originally intended for St. Christopher, whose gigantic stature is recorded in all the legends, though long since declined from its original by the addition of a periwig and laced hat, and a pipe in his mouth, which is occasionally made to throw out smoke, by the action of a person within, through a tube. “Hob-nob is a fantastic figure of less decided origin, being a horse's head and neck, moved by a man covered with a net, and appearing to be the rider, who is able to direct it to snap at the people, and catch their hats off. It occasioned great confusion in the crowd, but was chiefly directed to clear the way for the giant. “Behind the giant was a squire of a common size in armour, with the ancient mace, which he exerted with great activity. “A Cherokee chief was particular on this occasion, painted and dressed in character, who threw the tomahawk, and danced with great success. “The Company of Shoemakers, with Crispinus at their head, represented by a decent young man in a white uniform, with a helmet. “The Wool-combers, in caps of combed wool, preceded by Bishop Blaze on horseback, followed by his chaplain on horseback, both on white horses. Bishop Blaze looked exceeding grave and orthodox, and never betrayed the least inattention, having his prayer-book in his
hand, and perpetually bowing and giving his benedictions. “The giant preceded, then followed the other Companies, which were drawn up in the churchyard and Close Green, while the mayor and corporation past. The giant could not pass Close-gate. The Companies went to church, where Bishop Blaze's decent deportment was a reproach to the lax behaviour of the dignitaries of our days.” To the question, No. 33, relative to the coheirs of the Blood Royal, Sept. Mag. p. 262, D. A. Y. gives the following answer. Sir William Heveningham, Knt. son of William H. esq., and Mary, daughter of Henry Carey, Viscount Rochford, and Earl of Dover, married Barbara, daughter of George Williers, Visct. Grandison, and left an only daughter and heir, Abigail, who married Henry Heron, esq. of Cressy, co. Lincoln; she died in 1735, but D. A. Y. is unable to state what issue she left, if any. Sir William was buried at Heveningham, in Suffolk, 14 Oct. 1678. A very old READER would be glad to be informed respecting the origin and nature of “Procurations and Synodals,” and as to what use the money is applied which is paid at the Visitations of the Clergy under those names. Mr. W. G. PENNY, of Warwick, for the information of L. L. H., states, that Mr. Charles Lloyd, the author of “Poems on the death of his grandmother, Priscilla Farmer,” was the translator of “Alfieri's Tragedies.” Mr. Lloyd personally presented him with both works, and on a flyleaf of one of the volumes of “Alfieri" he wrote “With the Translator's best wishes.” J. B. inquires what has become of the collections of Drawings, &c. formerly possessed by Richard Bull, esq. of the Isle of Wight; and those of Craven Ord, esq. of Essex. From Carter's Sketches, and his volumes of “Views of Ancient Buildings,” it appears that those gentlemen had several drawings by J. Carter. Mr. Low ER's article on the Old Manor House at Horselunges, two letters on Anderida, and another on the Devil's Dyke, &c. are unavoidably deferred. ERRATA. P. 34, for currus eberso, read curru everso; for Manshend, read Manshead. P. 35, line # parted, read paused. P. 36, line 2, read Suecia. P. 68, line 1, for Lave, read Lane.
G ENT LEM AN'S MAGAZINE.
Conjectural Emendations on the Tert of Shakspere, with Observations on the Notes of the Commentators. Part IV.
(Continued from Vol. XXII. p. 472.)
IT has been, we believe, observed on this celebrated play, that no one who has thought on the significance of the parts in their different bearings, and on the general scope of the whole, will agree exactly in the opinion formed by others on the same points. There is something of a greatness in the conception, as well as perhaps a vagueness and shadowness in the outline, that strikes differently, and admits different points of sight. It was probably originally formed from an old play bearing the same title, and of which the name alone remains. Then it was gradually moulded into its present form and much enlarged ; * one copy only of the earlier sketch having been fortunately preserved : and that it was very popular when it first appeared, the frequent allusions to it sufficiently prove.t In its finished state, it seems to afford a remarkable proof of how little consequence the mere plot or outline of a drama is to its success, and that the real life exists in the drawing of the characters, and the novelty, beauty, and impressiveness of the sentiments and images. The action of this piece (perhaps the most wonderful production of genius ever clothed in a dramatic form) is conducted through a rapid succession of moving incidents, and varied scenes, and changeful passions to its close ; but certainly it does not possess any regular train of events, well arranged on the broad foundation of a rich invention, then gradually narrowing in extent, unfolding its hidden purposes, and progressively pointing to the necessary and approaching termination. The catastrophe is abrupt, unprepared, and, though delayed, at last unexpected : it is not the just conclusion of a skilful combination of events developing itself from its former perplexity, emerging from its former obscurity, resolving all previous doubts, and at length satisfying the natural desires of justice and truth. It can hardly be said that the guilt of the King increases much during the progress of the drama, or that he is thus heaping on his head a more certain and complete retribution. The great crimes—the villainous and unnatural murder, and the shameful and incestuous marriage—were those that were calling for
* The title-pages of the first 4to. 1604 and 1605, declare “this play to be enlarged to almost as much again as it was, according to the true and perfect copy." See Steevens's Note on this passage. Mr. Malone says, “Hamlet is more accurately printed than any other of the quarto editions of our author's plays.” Vid. Suppl. vol. i. p. 44. On the old Hamlet, which was on the stage in 1589, see Reed's Shakspere Prolegomena, vol. iii. p. 359.
t See among others Diaphantus on the Passion of Love, by A. Scoloker, 1604. “Like friendly Shakespere's tragedies, where the comedian rides while the tragedian stands on tiptoe: faith it should please all, like Prince Hamlet; but in sadnesse then it would be feared he would runne mad.” In Dolarney's Primrose, by J, Reynolds, is a direct imitation of Hamlet's reflections in the grave scene,