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AUGUST, 1831.

.98

150

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Original communirations.

History of Poland .......

.....148 MINOR CORRESPONDENCE..

Social Life in England and France....
Mexican Antiquities.....

99
Burrow's Hours of Devotion .....

...il. Memoir of James Northcote, Esq. R.A.....102

0. Breaking the Line..........

.151 Cornoation of the Kings of England......... 107

Evans's Rectory of Valehead.......... ...152 Account of the Coronation of Richard II.108-119

The Water-Witch............

...ib. Forms of ancient English Crowns ............. 120

A Playwright's Adventures.....

153 London Bridge ....

Jones's Sermons.-The Alexandrians..........ib.

..........121 Opening of the New London Bridge......... 126

Plays of Massinger....

.154 Character of Richard Cour de Lion..........130

Annals of My Village.......

.........il. Richard I. and the Minstrel Blondel.........131

Works of John Knox, hy M'Gaira....... Laws of Oleron..........

Fine Arts.-Ancient Carvings, &c..........157 On the Foundation of Sunday Schools.........ib.

LITERARY INTELLIGENCE.--New Books....... 159 Memoirs and Will of Mrs. Siddons...........133

Sales of Books, MSS. &c.......................ib. Poverty of the Inferior Clergy...............135

Clarkson's Lectures on Negro Slavery.... ... 160 Family of Saint Maur or Seymour...........187

Historical Chronicle. Ancient Gravestones at Cork.............. ..ib. Proceedings in Parliament......

........162 Gardiner Family .....

.138

Foreigo News, 167.-Domestic Occurrences 168 Classical Literature.

Promotions, 170.–Marriages....... 171

OBITUARY; with Memoirs of the Earl of On the Greek Moods......

...139

Dundonald : Lord Rt. Spencer ; Adm. Lord Oa the Structure of Dictionaries................ib. Theatre of Tauromenium............

Torrington ; Bp. of Derry; Sirs J. E. Har

rington, J. W. Thorold, M. Somerville, & Hurwitz op the Hebrew Language .............ib.

J. Montgomery; Admirals Sotheby and Review of New Publications.

Smith; Gen. Symons; Dr. Badeley; Wm. Boswell's Life of Johoson, by Croker......... 141 Roscoe ; J. Jackson ; R. W. Elliston ; &c. 172 London Pageants........

145

Bill of Mortality.—Markets, 190.—Shares.191 Tour through South Holland ..................147 Meteorological Diary.—Prices of Stocks.. 192 Embellished with a Portrait of J. NORTHCOTE, Esq. R.A. ; an Engraving of the Crowns

of the Kings of England; and a View of the New and Old LONDON BRIDGES.

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An Old SUBSCRIBER remarks, with re- and where any biographical particulars of ference to the statement of A. S. (March him may be found ? Magazine, p. 207), that “ Lord Bantry's

P.J. observes,

" In Matthison's Letters, grandfather, Richard White, esq. was pro- . translated from the German by Anne Plump-. prietor of the Bantry estate when Smith tre, and published in 1799, I have met wrote his History of the County more than with the following passage. Speaking of eighty years since. A. S. may be correct Lichtenberg of Gottingen, the wittiest in supposing the Whites to have sprung writer in all Germany, the author says, from Limerick. Simon White, esq. was the publication of his (Lichtenberg's) IlMayor of Limerick in 1696, having served lustrations of Hogarth's Prints is at length the office of Sheriff in 1684. The name of obtained, though not without much interWhite frequently occurs in the list of Mayors cession on the part of his friends. This is of Limerick, viz. Robert White in 1213, undoubtedly the most brilliant production John White in 1255, &c. &c. The pedi- of his wit, and is at the same time an imgree of Sir J. J. White Jervis (as given in perishable monument of the genius and inBurke's Peerage and Baronetage), states dustry of our country, before which the John White the Baronet's ancestor to have · British illustrators of their admirable husettled in Ireland temp. Charles II. and that mourist must hide their diminished heads.' he was elder brother of Richard White, of (Letter xxxvii. p. 405.) I should be glad Bantry, the first settler ; but I think the to learn if the work here noticed has ever descent from Simon White, of Limerick, appeared in English ?". -[Lichtenberg's 1696, more probable."

Illustrations of Hogarth's Prints consist C. K. says, “In your Mag. for June, of 12 volumes in 12mo,—and are illusp. 503, your Correspondent L.L.B. is mis- trative of a set of 75 of the principal works taken in stating that Richard Abdesley (the of Hogarth, uniformly engraved on a large usurping uocle) succeeded only to the Irish 4to or small folio size, by Ricpenhausen. honours ; he was sixth Earl of Anglesey, Lichtenberg's work has not been transand seventh Viscount Valentia, but by a lated into English, but some of his critistrange fatality (or perhaps retribution for cisms are noticed in the “Biographical stifling the rights of his elder brother's son) Essay on the Genius and Works of Ho. his son the late Lord Valentia, afterwards garth," prefixed to the Edition of HoEarl of Mountnorris by creation, could garth's original Works, published by Mr. never obtain his seat as a Peer of England, Nichols, folio, 1822. Edit.] through a suspicion of forgery in the certi- H, H. remarks, “Des Cartes (April, p. ficate of his father's marriage. His claim. 304,) was not altogether singular in his fanas Earl of Anglesey being rejected, notwith- cied invention of immortality. I am not standing Lord Mansfield and other eminent acquainted with Mr. Godwin's works, but I Peers spoke and voted in his favour, his recollect that the author of Pursuits of Lordship applied to the Irish House of Literature,' who bestows some pages of ridiPeers for his writ as Viscount Valentia, cule on him, though not on this account, which after a solemn hearing was granted, adverts to his having entertained the same thus placing him in the unique situation of notion as the philosopher. To a common being in England an illegitimate, in Ireland mythological fable, when the Divinity is soa legitimate, son."

licited to gravt an immortality on earth, the A YOUNG ANTIQUARY is informed that prayer is attended to; but unluckily, from the coin found on the site of the “ Blue the suppliant having forgotten to ask perBoar's Head” in Eastcheap, is a Dutch petual youth, the whole business stenner, passed for about a penny English. spoiled.” Many of the same type were coined during the latter half of the seventeenth century,

ERRATA. but without a date.

Part i. p. 366. For Athbay read Athboy. A gold ear-ring of similar workmanship P. 379, för Dunamore Castle, co. Galway, to that of which a figure is communicated read Dunamon Castle, co. Roscommon.by Mr. Jerdan in our number for March, P. 464, for borough of Killalla read Killep. 209, is engraved in the Archæologia, leagh. vol. xviii. p. 72. This was found at Athens; The new Church at Shrewsbury, described the animal's head is that of a bull, but the in our last Supplement, p. 594, is in the other ornaments very nearly correspond head lines and the Index incorrectly called with those of Mr. Jerdan's ring.

St. Mary's. It is in the old parish of St. H. inquires when Col. Boden, the founder Mary, but is dedicated to St. Michael, as of a Sanscrit Professorship at Oxford, died, stated in our Correspondent's letter.

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AUGUST, 1831.

MEXICAN ANTIQUITIES. ON examining the various engrav. had arbitrary characters, which repreings of Merican Antiquities, designed sent several things besides numbers.” by A. Aglio,* the antiquary cannot I shall defer what I have to say on fail to be struck with the resemblance Mexican astronomy; for the present which the ancient monuments of the only remarking the depreciated value New World bear to the monumental re- Dr. R. sets upon a monument so subcords of ancient Egypt. The eye of the limely indicative of a people advanced antiquary falls with familiar recogni- in some respects, as Dr. R. is incontion on the same graduated pyramids; sistently compelled to admit, beyond on marks of the same Ophite worship; the point of the European civilization on picture writing like the early Ana- of the Conquerors,—especially in reglyphs of Egypt; and on a hierogly- gard to its regular posts, its roads, its phical language of a similarly symbolic supply of water, and its police. The caland phoneticdescription; on vestiges historian had probably not seen the of the worship of a similar Triune and map of Ancient Mexico in Mr. Bul. solar deity ; on planispheres and tem- lock's possession ; had he done so, he ples; sculptures and statues, which would have inferred that the city of though characterized by some distinc- Mexico possessed advantages still sutions peculiarly American, exhibit a perior to the accuracy and rapidity of great analogy in posture and gesture its posts, and the copious supply of to the sculpture of Egypt.

its water (both proofs of high civiliWhile surveying these monuments, zation), in the admirable order of its it is a circumstance calculated to ex- municipal regulations, and parochial cite the greatest surprise, that so ex

distributions. cellent a judge as Robertson, the his- In fact, the volumes before us suptorian of America, should have been ply abundant proofs that the people deceived into the belief, that “ there of New Spain, at the time of the Conis not through all the extent of New quest, were advanced infinitely further Spain any monument or vestige of build- than the Doctor (betrayed apparently ing more ancient than the Conquest;” by the Spaniards, who wished to keep that the “ temple of Cholula was no- him in the dark,) was inclined to adthing but a mound of solid earth, with mit. The roads, aqueducts, and bridges out any facing or any steps, covered near Tlascola, are magnificent and stuwith grass and shrubs ;” and that pendous. Vestiges of important ar“ the houses of the people were mere

chitecture exist at Cholula, Otumba, huts built with turf, or branches of and Tlascola. Temples of beautiful trees, like those of the rudest In- and novel form, and adorned with dians.” He again notices, with slight- exquisite arabesque, remain at Oaxaca, ing indifference, “a gold cup in the Kochichalco, Guitusco, &c. Palaces hands of the Earl of Oxford, as the worthy of potent and wealthy soveonly valuable relic of Mexican anti- reigns exist at Miztlan. Tezcose is quity;" and referring to the chrono- nearly covered with the remains of logical wheel (giro del mondo) for com- ancient buildings. Pyramids of four puting time, published by Gemelli times the base of the Egyptian are seen Carrieri, and republished in the fourth at Teopantepec, Tortuza, Alvar, and volume of the present splendid collec- are scattered over the surface of Cention, he coldly says, if it be ge

tral America; while that Pompeii of nuine, it proves that the Mexicans South America, Palanque, exhibits

not only excellent workmanship in its * Published in 7 vols. folio, and noticed remains of palaces, temples, and houses, in our vol. C. i. 355.

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Mexican Antiquities.

[Aug. as elegant as the Egyptian, and to all New World, as it was at Rome, and appearance as scientifically construct. as indeed the hand and arm were in ed and contrived as the Chinese ; in Egypt. One of the most striking of short, such design, skill, and execu- these analogies is, that actual adoration in the architect, as will not shrink tion is paid, and infants are devoted from a comparison with the works of or presented to the Egyptian Tau or at least the earliest ages of Egyptian cross; and that this cross is every power.

where multiplied in the architectural The dress of the Tultecan ople, if forms, ground plans, and ornaments they are the Tultecans who preceded of the Palencian city. the Mexicans by six centuries (a The names of the chief towns of query?) as represented in Mr. Aglio's the Tultecans and Mexicans may also plates, resembles the Egyptian. There be adduced in further proof; for Atis an ornamented apron, sustained by lapallan, Huetlapallan, mean Red Sea, a baldric descending from the abdo- oid Red Sea. Tulan reads Amaguemen, and covering midway down the macam, Veil of Paper or Papyrus; thigh, analogous to the same portion Chicomistoc, Seven Dragon Mouths, of Egyptian costume, and originating or the Nile. possibly the Roman military apron All these circumstances would go to and Scotch philibeg. In many cases, show an origin derived from Egypt. the head-dress, although more eccen- Still there are, in the midst of the tric (indeed it is somewhat Arabesque) above analogies, marks of a primary than the Egyptian, is generally con- distinction and difference which are structed of the same symbolic mate- not to be overlooked. rials. The breast-plate and collar, to 1. The nose, lip, and ear jewels which a mimic sun is sometimes sis would seem to be of Indian extraction; inilarly suspended, is precisely the the armlets and anklets are entirely same as those worn by the Egyptian American. The temples, some surkings and heroes. Frequently the mounted with fire vases, distinguished mimic tail of an animal, indicative of by pyramidal and double roofs, by ancient origin, and often seen attach- staircases cut in the Conoidal terraces, ed to sculptured Egyptian heroes and resemble the Javanese; the ornamental demigods, is appended to the Mexican parts of the sculptured costume,-of hero or Tultecan conqueror. The san- some of the inner doorways; and esdals, with the occasional exception of pecially the external sculptures of the Arabesque ornament, resemble the Temple of Flowers" at Oaxala,-are military sandals of the Greeks and decidedly Moorish or Arabesque. The Romans. The head-dress, or crest, royal mode of sitting is Hindoo. Reotten consists of the solus, the bull. ference to the physiognomy of the rush, birds, animals' heads, agricul- sculptured persons is made elsewhere. tural and musical instruments,-like It may be sufficient to say that the the Egyptian, from whence the crests physiognomy is different from any of Heraldry, as we have shown in a for- people with which we are acquainted; mer paper in the Gentleman's Maga- though bearing an exaggerated resemzine, October 1825, are derived. The blance to that of the Cherokees and Tultecan heroes are represented on other Indian tribes. The receding couches precisely Egyptian in their forehead, and conical form of the model; namely, constructed so as to head, according to the principia of represent animals, and supported by physiognomy, would indicate idiot. animal claws. Over the heads of these ism; did we not know that the cha. deities, tablets of hieroglyphics, expres- racteristic is not genuine ; and that sive of their titles and qualities, are the modern Merican sarages artifisimilarly arranged; and devotees are cially model the heads of their chiloffering to them in the same posture, dren into this form. But as to the and with the same gesture as exhibit- predominant, physiognomical, and ed on Egyptian paintings, pots, and physical character of the persons rebaskets of towers (whence came the presented, we are not aware of any legend of the gardens of Adonis), analogy, ancient or modern. The among which flowers the manitas or present Mexican Indians resemble handplant of Guatemala appears to their Mexican ancestors; but neither have been a favourite. The hand may bear any resemblance to their Tultehave been symbolical of rule in the can predecessors, if they were Tulte.

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