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Original Letters from Dr. Richard Grey. [Feb. tage but by me. You have given a conversing heely with you in person sufficient proof of the contrary. And upon that or any other learned subas you have already succeeded so well ject; but from doing it by Leller, I in part of the work which I intended, must, for the reasons I have given you, I should very readily join with your beg to be excused. friends in importuning you to go on Upon your recommendation of with it. I am at present engaged in the late Translation of the Song of So. business of a very different nature, lomon *, I immediately sent for it, and which takes up most of my time. like it very well. . If the author's hy
“As I have not yet seen F. Houbi- pothesis has not a real foundation, it is, gant, if there are any criticisins which however, very plausible, and makes you think material, I should be glad to the poem itself more agreeable and see them at your leisure. If you go entertaining. I suppose you may have off to a living, I heartily wish it may seen a Dissertation upon the same subbe one of the best, and such as will be ject, with the original text divided acmost agreeable to you. I don't know cording to the metre, printed in the whether you have any near me, either year 1751, for Millar. It was imposhere or in Leicestershire, but it would sible that the author should be wrong give me much satisfaction to have you in the greatest part of the poem, but in my neighbourhood.
in many places he has departed so “ I don't know whether. I am to much from the Masoretical pointing, thank
last piece, which I and given a pronunciation of his own, read with pleasure ; but somebody un- so very unnatural and contrary to anaknown was so kind as to send it me; logy, that I confess it did not answer though I had purchased it before. my expectation, and seemed rather to
“I thank you for your good wishes, increase the prejudices against the and for the expression of your regard for metre, than to lessen them. For if me, and am with sincere respect and the advocates for that discovery cannot esteem, dear Sir, your obliged and agree among themselves about the dimost obedient humble servant, vision and pronunciation of the verses,
R. GREY." it must be an objection to the certainty
of it. And though I am far from think“Dear Sir, Hinton, April 9, 1765. ing with you that Dr. L +. has closed “I am ashamed that I have not the
of ull the world against it, yet sooner answered your kind Letter, I am afraid that the authority of so ex, which being without a date, I know cellent a writer will be of great weight, not how long it was in coming to me; especially with those who are not cabut through a mistake in the direction pable of judging for themselves, and (Hinton, near Daventry, instead of will be apt 10% pay a greater regard to near Brackley), it had gone back- his opinion, than to yours or mine, or wards and forwards, and was at last even to that of our friend Mr. Edwards, brought to me in so sad a condition, who hus, I think, said as much as can that in some parts of it I had much adobe said upon the subject, and perhaps to read it. I have no other apology to more than was in strictness necessary. make for this delay, but that I have As to entering into a controversy mybeen of late a good deal out of order, self, I have already declared my un. and extremely averse to writing, but willingness to do it, and the right where absolute necessity required it. which I think every man has in such To confess the truth, I find ihe infir- cases to enjoy his own opinion. I am mities of old age increasing fast upon much obligel to you for the offer you me, and particularly with respect to make me of paying for an impression my eye-sight. This must likewise be of the Sweet Singers, &c. but can by my excuse for my not sending you any no means think of laying a burden critical remarks upon your last per- upon my friends, which I should not formance, with which I have no faults choose to take upon myself. Besides to find, though in some particular pas- that great part of my
intended work sages I cannot entirely agree with has been anticipated by other writers, you. Perhaps, if we were to talk it you pay me too great a compliment over, you might be able to give me sa- when you tell me that the poetical tisfaction, and indeed I should think myself happy if, by being nearer to * By Dr. Percy, Bp. of Dromore. you, I could have an opportunity of + Query, Dr. Lowth?
127 parts of Scripture which remain un
The Translation. published, can never be published to He yielded up the ghost' with the wicked, such advantage as by myself; I am And his grave was with a rich person at his indeed vain enough to think that my death. division of the Song of Solomon into Though he had done no wrong, metre is preferable to that which I Neither was deceit 'found' in his mouth, inentioned above, and that in the way
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him, which I have divided it, nothing can
whereby he put him to grief. be more delightful or melodious; but “1. Vide John xix. 30. Where to that is no reason why it should appear Trevuce seems to supply the ellipsis so to others who may have different here ; and what makes this the more Dotions of harmony from inine. probable, is the very frequent render
“You will judge for yourself, whe- ing of ini by Frapoede dwus in the LXX, ther you will oblige the public with and even the word itself by rapedwxe, a new translation of the prophecy con
Josh. xi. 8, vide Kircheri Concord. cerning the Messiah. By the recep- V. T. tion your other pieces have met with,
“ 2. For the transposition of this you will be enabled to guess what the success of it would be. "I have almost particle, vide Numb. xxx. 8; Prov.
xxxi. 28. tired myself with writing, and am
“ 3. Vide Job xvi. 17; Schultens afraid I shall tire you, anil shall there- and Noldius, in the sign. of quamvis. fore beg leave to conclude with my
“ 4. Vide our Bible version, and best wishes for your health and happi- Nold. in the signification of tumen. Dess, and my hearty thanks for your
“The description of Christ's sufferkind and friendly concern for mine. “ I am, dear Sir, with great respect, end more naturally with the first pe
ings in this prophecy appears to me to Your most obedient servant, riod of the tenth, according to my ex
plication, than with the last of the
preceding verse, according to the Ma“Sir,
Stanton, Fob. 29, 1776. “ Please to accept iny acknowledgments for the pleasure I have re
“ Rev. Sir, ceived from the perusal of your Dis
London, July 6, 1787.
“ I thank you for the very obliging sertation apon the important prophecy
letter which bave done me the of Isaiah concerning (ur Saviour, wnich was conveyed to me by Mr. honour to write to me; and which Lathbury. You modestly in
Faulder delivered yesterday.
your inscription to the Bishop of London,
“It is highly probable that a transterm it an attempt. Were I to give position hath been made in the text of my opinion, I would say that by a ra
Gen. xv. 12, &c.; and I have taken tional and easy criticism you have re
notice of it in my work: although I stored the text to its original purity in have not ventured to change the prezeneral; by which means you have
sent order, for reasons which I have rendered several passages, which be- partly given in an Appendix to my fore were dark and obscule, plain and Prospectus lately published ; and of intelligible ; and that your illustrations which I wish to know how I can send are full, and penned in a masterly man- you a copy.
" With regard to the passage of ner. In short, Sir, your perforınance, without a compliment, aj pears to me
Isaiah, I have not yet made up my opito have a great deal of merit in it.
nion on it; but I think there is much “ You will meet on the other side plausibility in what you advance. I an attempt to explain Is. liii. 9; your when I come in order to the place,
shall resume the consideration of it, opinion of it will greatly · blige “Your obedient humble servant,
“To nsbro, in Gen. xlix. 4, I have Ger. Sheldon. given the very meaning which you “ Isaiah liji.9.
suggest ; and indeed, it can hardly
bear any other meaning. :1 “I cannot so easily acquiesce in
your other suggestion, that non, in ver. 5, is the Greek pa xoopac. The Rabbinical Chaldee is a bad guarantee for the etymology of Hebrew words
1 ויתן את-רשעים קברו 2 ואת - עשיר במתין 3 על לא חמס עשה ולא מרמה בפיו 4 ויהוה חפץ וכאן החלי:
(Feb. The root is pure Arabic, and signifying the libraries at Alcala; but could find to devise evil.
none of the MSS. used by Ximenes in «Simeon and Levi, brothers,
his Polyglott edition, except one Latin Accomplished their iniquitous designs.'
one of the 9th century, which I mean
to have collated in particular passages. “Darell had before rendered nearly The same gentleman (a canon of the in the same manner :
Canaries) is now on a tour through the • They (have) executed their violent stra- Northern provinces of Spain, for the
tagems.' “I have got all that you have pub- formation of the same kind.
purpose of procuring me further inlished on the Scripture; and have often “ Dr. Hales from Dublin assures regretted that you had published so
me that Bp. Newcome's Ezekiel is little. You will see that I have avail- nearly completed; and will soon aped myself of your labours on more
Dr. Goodinge at Leeds has than one occasion.
been for some years labouring on the “I am sorry to learn that old age Pentateuch, and purposes to publish, begins to lay his iron hand upon you: in a short time, the first book. for what you say of your natural indo
“ Although Michaëlis's Version lence, I am unwilling to take in the reads well in Gernian, it would not literal sense.
at all do in an English dress. It My first volume, containing the would appear by far too free a paraPentateuch and Joshua (perhaps phrase to ears so long accustomed to a Judges) will be ready for the press servilely literal version. about Michaelmas next; but will not “I shall be happy to hear from you, I think be printed 'till towards the when you have read the Appendix ; end of next year.
and ever am, dear Sir, “I mean, early in the spring, to Your most obedient servant, publish Proposals, with, perhaps, a
A. GEDDES." specimen of the work. “I shall always be happy to have Mr. URBAN,
Feb. 1. your thoughts on any passage you may have occasion to examine.- Direct to
N this benevolent age, and in EngIN
land, the dearest home of every myself in Greut Maddox-street.
charity, there is a fund from which all “I have the honour to be, with the wants of nature in distress are reagreat esteem, Rev. Sir,
dily supplied. Misfortune of every Your most obedient servant, kind, and vice of every degree, finds
A. Geddes." relief or correction, and it is hardly
possible to point out the disease of “Rev. Sir, London, July 26, 1787. mind or body that has not in public “ Your Letter of the 23ď I received
or private munificence an immediate yesterday, inclosed in one from Mr. remedy. Cubit of Norwich; to whose care I But there is one case in which the shall direct this and a copy of my Ap- most sacred depository of our most pendix.
hallowed rights and choicest blessings “There is little doubt but that there is greatly deficient, and incapable of are many valuable MSS. in the East; the good that might be done, and in especially in Upper Egypt: but the this the wary dissenter has a manifest great difficulty is to get free access to advantage over the E-tablished Church. them; and even if that could be ea- The officiating Minister of the Estasily obtained, where is the inan with blishinent in every parish, be his reabilities and resolution sufficient to sources what they 1 ay, be his condiundertake the expedition.
tion rich or poor, is expected to be an “A collation of the Greek MSS. of example of every Cl ristian virtue,–10 the 0. T. in Europe, is the first of my be charitable in wird and deed, -to earthly wishes. Why are not men of visit the sick, and to administer comletters men of fortune? Or why are fort to the afflicted. He must be chanot men of fortune men of letters? I ritable, however, from his own house, have lately procured an exact catalogne and must deny himself in many cases, of the MSS. at Vienna, which are 26 and perhaps those c'earer to him than in number; and I daily expect one of self,' pot only many comforts, but those at Madrid. My friend there frequently the very necessaries of life, has, at my request, been to explore if he fultil the desire of his heart and
1999. ] Plan for the Clergy to relieve the Indigent.
129 the expectations of the world. He for admission. Was I to give a shilhas no certain source on which to ling, or only a sixpence, wherever I vidraw, not to remunerate his offices of sit or ought to visit, I should scarcely love, but to reimburse an expense in- have one left to pay my butcher or my curred to relieve the wants of others baker.” “I know it,” he replied; “but at a certain inconvenience and pro- in this respect we are wiser than you bable injury or ruin to himself. are; I have a purse supplied liberally
I am myself a curate in a large pa. to me, from which I draw all that I rish. I have ten children, and God require for this useful purpose.” has been infinitely good to me,-by ri. Now this anecdote by no means afgid but a liberal economy, by the kind- fects the charitable character of this ness of friends, by the reasonableness very respectable old man, who, indeand assistance of an exemplary part. pendent of his public resources, I have ner, and from the prudent conduct of always found ready to contribute from mpy children,-I am enabled to live, his private stock for the relief of the competently supplied with all the ne, indigent, and the proinotion of any cessaries of life, and all its rational public good. But it shows a fact of comforts. But when I visit my poor, considerable importance; it points out or only walk through the highways of a zeal and industry in the opponents of my parish, I am obliged to harden my the Established Church, which her heart, or leave my purse at home; Í best friends are careless of, and never must otherwise abridge that home of practise. some of the necessaries called for, or I have no interested view in the fure of the comforts reasonably expected.
therance of a similar measure amongst Pence are now inadequate represen- ourselves. The Ministers of the Estatatives of a charitable disposition, be- blished Church stand generally beyond cause they can do small good where suspicion of unworthy motives; but I the wants of the poor call su largely am persuaded, would the Bishops in for relief.
their Charges to the Clergy, which This evil is corrected by the Dis- are heard in the ears of the people, and senters, who place in the hands of always by that class of the people in their ministers a fund raised by volun- whose hands the institution of such a tary subscription, with a double view measure might be most properly placed, of assisting the brotherhood, and of the Churchwardens and Overseers of making converts.
the Parishes around, the happiest efThe following anecdote is directly fects might be expected. in point:
I would have this matter placed Á respectable old man in my own upon the securest basis, -no ill-naparish, an inoffensive, pains-taking per- tured, captious, foolish, or interested son, with decent talents and a kind tongue should have it in its power to heart, met me some time since on the cast suspicion on the integrity of the pablic highway, and as courtesy and public almoner. The choice of obgood manners are due to all men, how- jects, and the manner, if not the meaever they may differ from us, in the sure, of distribution, should rest with public walk of life, we began a con- the Minister, whose duty it is to be best versation. “Sir," said he, “ I am fa- acquainted with the nature and intetigued ; I have been visiting my poor
rest of the commission thus to be enLambs.” “And I too," I replied, “I trusted to him; but he should at stated have been with the afflicted.' “Good periods be required to render a particuSir," said he, “but I have the advan- lar and exact account of every shilling tage over you in this respect ; I will he has expended. tell you what I do: at the poor man's It is not for power, it is not for padinper hour I tap at his cottage door, tronage, it is not for any private intelist the latch, put in my hand with a rest, that I would recommend this shilling in it, and desire that he will adoption of a plan to ease the burdens send for a little beer to moisten his frequently placed with little justice on crust and cheer his heart; this gains those least able to bear them ;-it is to me a ready admission, and I can then create a counteracting power, a means Lalk of the Lord,' secure of a willing of defending the Establishment from listener.” “ This indeed is what I can- the encroachments of Dissenters, to not do, for I cannot afford to pay thus keep those whom God hath given to us, GENT. MAG. Februury, 1822.
[Feb. and to check the inroads, not so much taken the name of Lucy, from a maof proselytism, as of perversion. ternal ancestor; and Sir William Dugo Yours, &c.
CLERICUS. dale proves it to be paternally descend
ed from Gilbert de Gaunt, son of Mr. URBAN,
Jan. 8. Baldwin Earl of Flanders, whose sister the Lucy family of Charlecote, married ; of whom and his descendants co. Warwick, will prove interesting to he gives a long account in his “ Bayour correspondent Lathburiensis.
ronage of England,” and “ Antiquities This family is generally said to have of Warwickshire.” N.Y.W.G.
* Baldwin Earl of Flanders...
Gilbert de Gaunt.–Alice, daughter and heiress of Robert son of Hugh Mountfort b.
WalterC, ancestor to the Robert, Chan- Hugh,assumed Adeline, d. of Emma.=Allan Gauntsa Earls of Lincoln, cellor of Eng- the name of | Robert Mel
Lord which became extinct in land anno Mountfort. lent Earl of
Percy. female heirs, temp.Edw.l. 1153.
Robert, Thurstan of Bel
-...... Adeline; mar. William de Bristolio. ob. s. p. desert, Warwick. .........; mar. Richard, son to...... Earl of Gloucester.
Henry, ancestor to the Mountforts of Beldesert. Thurstan, surnamed de Charlecote.
Walter. I Cicely.....
Ist w. Maud, sister and coheiress to=William, assumed the name=2d w. Isabel, dau. of AbJohn Cotele, of Brereuton, Hants. of Lucye.
solon de Aldermonestone. William. FAmicia, daughter and heiress of William de Furches, and heiress to William
A daughter.=Geffery, son of Robert Lascells.
1 st. w. Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Quy, son of=Thomas, -2d. w. Phillipe
Thomas. Alice, only daughter & and heiress of Sir William Hupford, of Middleton, Salop.
William.Elizabeth, daughter to Reginald Lord Grey, of Ruthynb.
Gant, Earl of Flanders. Arms: Barry of eight Or and Azure, a bend Gules (Guillim says, “ bendy of six"). The Gaunts Earls of Lincoln bore the same Arms. o Bendy of ten, Or and Az. was his Arms. c Wotton calls him Hugh, as well as the youngest. " He bore, Gules, a cinquefoil pierced of the field Ermine.
• This William, who took the surname of Lucy (as Dugdale thinks) from his mother, that might be an heir to some branch of the family which was so denominated from a place of that name in Normandy. Camden. He bore for his arms, Verry, three lucies hauriant Argent, as appears by the impression of one of his scals; but by another there is nothing of Verry. The word Luce is derived from the Latin Lucius, and is made use of in heraldry to denote a fish called a pike (or jack) full grown.
" His arms were, Gules, semé of crosslets, with three lucies hauriant Arg. as by his seal appears.
8 She re-married with Richard Archer of Tamworth, Esq. From this lady both the families of Archer and Lucy are descended. The Archer arms were, Az. three arrows Or.
h His Arms were, Argent, three bars Azure, in chief three tvrteauxes.