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In Lord Molyneux's chapel, on the South side of the chancel, are several modern monuments of this family; one in particular of white marble to the memory of Caryll Lord
' Viscount Molyneux, who died in l699, father to William Lord Viscount Molyneux, who died in 1717. On this elegant tomb, the family arms are well carved.
_ Caryl] Lord Molyneux was an eminent but unsuccessful Royalist : his family raised a regiment of foot and another of horse in support of Charles 1.; for which he was subjected to heavy penalties during the Usurpation; but after the Restoration was advanced to high honours.
Near it is the tomb of his lady, who was daughter of Alexander Barlow, esq. of Lancashire, as appears by a brass inscription to her memory. There is also another monument of black marble, to the Lady Bridget, wife of William Lord Molyneux, the daughter and heiress of Robert Lucy, esq. of Charlcot in the county of Warwick, with her family arms.
There are two achievements in this chancel with the arms of Molyneux and Brudenell; and on the East window, in painted glass, is this inscription: Orate pro bono statu —— Molyneux Militis, Qui istam fieri fecit Anno Dom. MillmO. cccccxus”. With three shields of arms underneath.
On the middle South window of the Church is the following inscription :-—Of yor Charitye pray for Mar
ett Bnlcley, daughter of Rich‘l Moynex, Knyght; and Wytl‘ unto Joh. Button, and Willm Bulcley, esq. whose goodness caused this wmdow to be made, of the will of Sir Robert Pkynson, executor to the said Margett, the yer-e of or Lord 1543. Which said Margett decessed the xxj daye of Februa’ the yere of 0r Lord 1527. of whose souleihn have su’y. ame’. '
0n the next window, Westward, is thisz—Orate pro bono statn— lreland Armiger. de Lydiate e Elen— Anno Dom. 1540.
In the East window are a great number of illegible inscriptions, and
OME years ago, a very intellié
gent, handsome, and promising youth, whose name is Henry Par eter Lewis, the son of a respects lo attorney in this town, was placed, for a probationary time, previously to an intended apprenticeship, with a surgeon and apothecary, of the name of Powell, in the immediate neighbourhood of one of our great public schools. He had not been there long, before one of the scholars, who led ed at the surgeon’s (in league with the servant-boy of the house) devised the following stratagem to frighten him—One night, during an absence of the master, the servant-1 boy concealed himself under the bed of Henry, before the latter retired to rest; and remained there till the hour of midnight; when, on a preconcerted signal of three raps atthe chamber-door, it suddenly open~' ed, and in stalked the school-boy, habited in a. white sheet, with his face horribly disguised, and bearing a lighted candle in his hand ;--the servanbboy, at the same moment, heave ing up the bed, under Henry, with his hack.—How long this was acted, is not known. It was done long enough, however, completely to dethrone the reason of the unfortunate youth; who,itissupposed,immediately covered himself with the bed-clothes; and so continued till the morning.— On his not rising at the usual time, some one of the family went to call him: and, not answering—except by incoherent cries, was discovered in thestate just described.
The melancholy tidings of his situation were conveyed to his friends, on his removal to them,- tbe facts having been disclosed, partly by the confession of the servant-boy, and partly by the-unfortunateyopth himself, during the few lucid intervals which occurred in the course of the first year after his misfortune—His father and mother were then living; but they are now both dead: and the little property they left to support him iis~now nearly exhausted, hgether with a small subscription, which was also raised, tofurnish him with necessaries, land to iremunerate a person to take care of him. He is perfectly harmless and gentle, bedug rather in a state of _id|otcy, than insanity, seldom betraying any symptoms of violent Bm0bl0l1§ except, occasionally, about 'midmght :(the time of his unhappy disaster)--when, ~fnll of indescribable terror, he exclaims, '“ Oh! they are coming! they are coming '1"--All hope of recovery is at an end-r more than twenty years havingelapsed since the catastrophe ~ and. _
My motives, Sir, for requesting its insertion in your valuable pages, are these:
lst. T-hstit may stand a chance of lasting the eye of him who was the contriverand chief agent of the fa‘hl mischief; that, ifliving, he may make the only practicable amends ll] his power, by contributing towards an alleviation of the misery which he himself has occasioned.--His name and that of the school (though no blame attaches to the latter) are ‘withheld, from a principle of delicacy.-l am told he wasthen a young gentleman of large expectations:— perhaps he is now in possession of lifluence. Ifso, his own heart will dictate-whet he ought to do. _ '
A second motive for thus giving publicity to the pitiable (Jase is, that it may provea warning to inconsiderIte youth, by showing what dreadful efi'ects may follow such wanton sorts of mischief. '
Lastly, my hope is, that the simple narrative may move the good hearts of some of your Readers, to assist with their Charity the wretched object, whose case is thus laid before them. ‘
Perhaps their humane feelings may be somewhat more interested con.
earning him, when they are informed that his mother was remotely related to the Royal House of Stuart:-—-a_nd her person, since the writer of this could remember, bore evident traits of dignity, as well as of beauty. Her grandfather, Thomas Ward, esq. who
ad a residence in London, another at Warwick, and a mansion and seat at Kenilworth, --.- expended large sums of mone in the cause ‘of Charles the llnrl. Her husband’s fatherpossessed large landed property at Eastham in Worcestershire. Her maiden name was Lucy Ward. She survived her husband some years: and, upon her death-bed, became (as it was natural she should) most ten} derly solicitous about the v've'lfare of this her only son. Having herself been a mere annuitant with 'a scanty income, which ceased with her, she most earnestly prayed that Divine Providence would raise him up Infficient friends to atford ‘him “ food and raiment,"-‘-shelter and protection from further injury.-May her prayer be heard! May Ha who becomes the Father of the Orphan “ temper the blast” to this shorn sufferer!
The smallest donations will be re.ceived with thankfulness, and applied with integrity, for his use, transmit~ ted to Messrs. Masterman and (30.1 Bankers, in London; or *to, Sir,
-' N p.340, a' Correspondent gave a brief notice of the new system of Craniology. Should you think the following summary of “ A'De- ' monstrative Course of Lectures on Drs. Gall and Spurzheim’s Physio~ gnomical System” now delivering by Dr. Spurzheim in Rathhoneplace, worthy of insertion, it is at your service. Whatever may be the file of the system itself, which professes to be founded, like all our knowledge of natural phenomena, on logical inductions from observation and experience, it must be admitted that its illustrations present us with many original and important views of the nature and operations of the human mind, and that it unfolds the conracters of the passions and affections more completely and satisfactoggy t n
than all our metaphysical writers from Aristotle to Dr. Cogan.
‘( The object of these inquiries is, the examination of the Nervous System in general, and the Brain in particular; the determination of the primitive faculties of the mind, and of the material conditions necessary to their manifesting themselves; and the art of distinguishing by external signs both the innate dispositions, and the activtty of those dispositions. As the nature of man is so little known, as this knowledge concerns ourselves, and as it is the basis of all the institutions of society, it is evident that these inquiries are of the highest importance to mankind, to the philosopher, the artist, physician, teacher, moralist, and legislator."
In the Introductory Lecture, Dr. Spurzheim, who, although a German, and only a few months in this country, speaks ezlcmpare with a fluency of language, and often mth a felicity of expression, which surprizes even his philosophical auditors, proved the existence of Physiognomy,with Lavatcr, from the fact thatcvery man is a physiognomist. He exhibited a great variety of skulls, busts, _ and heads of philosophers or great men; exposed the erroneous theories which have been proposed to account for the diversity of genius; refuted the humoral system of tom-peraments influencing the faculties; shewed the characters ofidiotism and _of great mental powers; stated the distinction between the skulls of males and females, b shewing that the latter are always longer, smaller, and project more backwards. The ancients were acquainted with these sexual characters, and formed their statues accordingly. The moralists and divines possess most knowledge, reason most, and best know human nature; they are the observers of human actions and passions; whereasphilosophers, wholly occupied with some
articular study, judge of all men
rorn their own feelings, and not from observation and experience. Yet, physical and moral truth are the same; both must be equally permanent. Mind is always the same, howeverit cannot manifest itself at all times. Nature is, constant; and laws and religions opinions are permanent according as they are founded in nature. The mind, however, nianifests itselfonly by the organization;
we cannot perceive the mind, but