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“ This is the day when right or wrong,
“ Heav'n spread o'er all his family
That broad illustrious glare;
Which shines so flat in ev'ry eye,
And makes them all so stare.* “ Not he who ruled great Judah's realm,
“ All marry gratis, boy and miss,
And still increase their store;
• As in beginning was, now is,
And shall be ever more.'
“ But oh! e'vn Kings must die, of course, “ He raked up wealth to glut his till,
And to their heirs be civil;
We poets, too, on winged-horse,
Must soon post to the devil:
“ Then, since I have a son, like you, “ His head with wisdom deep is fraught,
May he Parnassus rule;
So shall the Crown and Laurel, too,
Descend from F[oo]l to F!!"
B. “ For, in his heart he loves a drum,
As children love a rattle;
CAMDEN - CLARENCEUX.
The following notices of this eminent man are " The Q[uee]n, I also pray, God save!
from the History of the Officers of Arms, by GarHis consort plump and dear;
ter Anstis*, who, to avoid repetition of particulars Who, just as he is wise and brave,
in his life, refers to the accounts of Anthony Is pious and sincere.
Wood, Dr. Smith, and the Life prefixed to the “ She's courteous, good, and charms all folks, English edition of the Britannia, by Gibson, in Loves one as well as t'other;
1695. Since Anstis wrote, upwards of a century Of Arian and of Orthodox
| has passed; and the only further account of CamAlike the nursing-mother.
den which has been given to the public is that of Oh! may she always meet success
Noble, in his History of the Coll. of Arms ; that in In every scheme and job;
the Britannia, extended and prefixed to the last And still continue to caress
edition of that work by Mr. Gough in 1789 (4 That honest statesman, BOB.*
vols. folio); and some notice by Sir Henry Ellis, “ God send the P[rince] t, that babe of grace, in his Preface to the Huntingdon Visitation, printed A little w- and horse;
by the Camden Society, No. 43.
Gough's edition of the Britannia, from its size
and expense, is accessible to the few, and not very (or string), which he wore as one of the Knights of the frequently to be found in private libraries, newly-revived Order of the Bath, was adopted by the
circumstance to be regretted, since a Life of satirists of the day to symbolise his great political in
Camden is often inquired for. fluence.
The Society, which has done honour to his The Queen had such unbounded confidence in the name, and which has in some degree been a passpolitical integrity of Walpole, that she not only prepailed port for their numerous and valuable publications, upon the King to make him his prime minister, but at her death formally consigned bis majesty to his care.
could perhaps be induced so far to deviate from Gay attributed, most unjustly, his ill-success at court to their general rule of printing inedited manu. the opposition of Walpole.
scripts only, as in this instance to devote one of † Prince Frederick of Wales (father of George III.), their annual publications to a reprint of the Life who died, after a very brief illness, on the 20th March, of the great “Nourice of Antiquitie” from Gougl's 1751, had other enemies besides those in his father's
last edition of the Britannia. It would form a house; and amongst them none so bitter, perhaps, as the Jacobites. One of the last-mentioned penned the follow- singular and very acceptable exception to the rule, ing epitaph upon him :
* George II. was distinguished for the prominency of “Here lies Prince Fred,
his eyes and nose, as well as for the smallness of his perGone down among the dead :
son. Cose, in his Life of Walpole, has preserved a stanza Had it been his father,
of a ballad, entitled “ The Seven Wise Men," in which the We had much rather;
diminutive stature of the King is thus ridiculed :
“ When Edgecumb spoke, the prince in sport
Laugh'd at the merry elf;
Rejoic'd to see within his court
One shorter than himself.
• I'm glad (cry'd out the quibbling squire)
My lowness makes your highness higher.'”.
† MS. in College of Arms.
in compliment to the memory of the Pausanias of of bis Collections of Curious Discourses wrote by the the British Isles.
“Jf we believe the recital in a patent granted in the Clarenceur. William Camden, Richmond, the Pau
year 1670, Mr. Camden was in his time Poet Laureat sanias of the British Islands, and the illustrious ornament and Historiographer, or at least one of them; but the of the College of Heralds, had this office by patent, dated latter he could not be, if the inscription in the Middle 6th of June, 41 Eliz. 1599, with a salary from Michaelmas Temple church on James Howell be true: so then, if preceding. An account will be given hereafter of his
credit may be given to this recital, he must have been being made a titular or nominal Herald by the title of
Poet Laureat, which was indeed an ancient office in the Richmond. There hath been justice done to his memory household of our kings, and also in that of some of by Anthony à Wood, Dr. Smith, and the editor of his
the nobility. He died on the 9th of November, 1623, at Britannia, in English; so that there is no occasion to re- Chiselhurst, and was buried in Westminster Abbey with peat the particulars of his life, but only to observe that
ceremony, having a handsome monument of white marSir Henry Spelman was misinformed when he ascribes
ble with his effigies to the middle, with the draught of his creation to be Clarenceux to the year 1595, the 39th the crown of his office placed by him, and his own arms of Queen Eliz., which was certainly not till after the impaled on the sinister side of his office. His will was death of Lee, and performed (as we are assured) on Sunday dated 21st of May, 1623, and proved the 10th of Novemthe 23rd of October, 1597, which indeed was in the 39th ber following. Mr. Farnaby characterises him Præco of Eliz.; to which office he was promoted without any famæ, Oraculum Natalium, Årmorum Sacerdos, Stemmaapplication made by him, upon the recommendation of his
tum Hermes, Temporum vindex, rei Antiquariæ consulgreat abilities and deserts by Sir Foulke Grevil to the tus, Regum Fecialis.'” Queen: whereon the Lord Burgley, his great patron, and « Richmond Herald. — William Camden, that great rewho had a design to have brought him into the Heralds'
storer of the antiquities of this kingdom, had this title Office, expressed his uneasiness that he had not applied conferred upon him without any Letters Patent, being to his Lordship for his interest, who was then Lord Trea
thus styled in the grant made to him of the office of surer, and one of the Commissioners for the office of Earl
Clarenceux, 41 Eliz. Lee was advanced to be Clarenceux Marshal, till he understood the same was purely a 11 May, 1594, and died in September, 1597, during which thought of Sir Fulke Grevill's, and conferred upon him time this office of Richmond continued vacant: and (as without his knowledge. He enjoyed this office above 26 a MS.* expresses it), On Saturday, 22 of Oct. 1597, years, and having made his will on the 21st of May, was Camden made Richmond Herald by the Lord Burley 1623, wherein he gives a remembrance to his fellow and Earl of Nottingham, without any Bill made or signed officers, and to Sir Fulke Grevil, who (as the words are) by the Lords or the Queen's Majesty, as of custom and preferred me gratis to my office, and what he doubtless right it ought to be, and yet at the same present they intended should have been a public service to all his suc- made a Pursuivant, Richmond - so there were two cessors in the following ages, He devises all his printed Richmonds at one time. In an orderit for placing the books and manuscripts to Sir Robert Cotton, 'except such Officers of Arms, dated the day following, it appears that as concern arms and heraldry, 'the which with all my Mr. Camden was then Clarenceux, so that the conferring ancient seals (these are the terms) I bequeath unto my this title of Richmond was only nominal. It being pro. successor in the office of Clarenceux, provided that bably the notion of that age that in regard the usual whereas they cost me much, that he shall give to my
oath of a provincial King of Arms refers to that formerly Cousin John Wyat, Painter, such sum of money as Ms taken by him as a Herald, it was therefore necessary that Garter and Mr Norroy for the time being shall think he should be so denominated and sworn accordingly. meet, and also that he leave them to his successor in the By the same ord er it likewise appears that the Pursuioffice of Clarenceux.' The collector hath not hitherto seen vant then created Richmond was John Raven, Rougeany Catalogue of these books and seals, but Mr. Camden, dragon, who passed no Letters Patent for it in near six the best judge of their value, expressly saith that they years afterwards, his signet bearing date August, 16031, cost him considerably, and we know that one single par- and his patent on the 13th of that month $, 1 Jac. I.” cel were bought by him of the executors of Nicholas Charles, Lancaster, for 90l.; and these must have been improved by the additions he made to them, and also by his own collections, and by his own visitations and trans
EDGAR ÆTHELING. actions in the office for so long a time. These came to Sir Richard St. George, his successor; and being many
Rapin de Thoryas, in his authentic and admirof them (among which the collector hereof was once
per- able History of England, during the annals of the mitted to inspect a great volume of the pedigrees of the year 1106, informs us that Edgar Adeling (who ancient barons, wrote by Mr. Camden himself), in the
you are aware was the child and only son of Ed. custody of the late Sir Henry St. George, who had the good fortune to go through the three Kingships of Arms;
ward of Saresbury, better known as Edward the who being shewn this devise of Mr. Camden was pleased Esile, and grandson of Edmund II., surnamed however to insist that he bought them of Mr. Owen, Ironside), having been taken prisoner by William York Herald, who had married his aunt, the daughter of the Norman (being then in arms against the Conthe said Sir Richard St. George ; and that he had the queror, assisting Robert, Duke of Normandy, after opinion of counsel that this legacy (for it seems this will was drawn up by Mr. Camden himself, who was un
their return from the first “Cruxayde in the Holy acquainted with the chicanery of law,) did not now
Land"), the death and burial in the reign of oblige him, though he well knew these books must come into the family by virtue thereof; and though he fre- * Penes Da Chuml. Dering, Bar, L. 6. 1. p. 102. quently promised to leave these books to the College, yet + Order of Lords Commissioners for placing the Officers for want of a particular disposition they went with the of Arms. other of his personal estate to his residuary legatee and I E libro Sigret apud Whitehall, Aug. 1603. The office executor, who was an entire stranger in blood to him. of Richmond granted to John Raven, Rougedragon.
“ His will is printed at large by Mr. Hearne in the end § Pat. 1 Jac. I., p. 12., 13 Aug.
THE AUTHOR OF A BOOK OF PSALMODY.
Henry I. of the latter in Gloucester cathedral is a Anglo-Saxon champion, has never since been surwell-ascertained circumstance; but of Edgar's passed by either of the Anglo-Norman monarchs, subsequent history all Rapin discloses is under Rich. I. and Edw. I., who afterwards sought for the above year, in which he states that Edgar glory upon the same illustrious fields ; nor yet lived to an extreme old age, and died [in Eng- the lustre which his arms then reflected ever since land ?]
eclipsed by any succeeding crusader in the Holy Permit me therefore to inquire, through the me- Land; although by subsequently joining in his dium of your very valuable columns, whether any companion's rash enterprise against the Conqueror, of your numerous bistorical readers have ever met his prestige was afterwards unhappily destroyed; with any mention of the place of abode, time of your insertion of this notice and inquiry after death, or where rest the remains of this truly the relictæ of him, who thus laid the foundation of noble and illustrious warrior, the lineal represen- our future renown for deeds of arms in the far tative of the last but one (Ethelred II.) of our East, will greatly oblige Anglo-Saxon monarchs; and also whether the same respect was paid to his ashes as to those of one of his beloved and saintly sisters, Queen Margaret of Scotland ; or yet bestowed upon those of his com
CHRISTOPHER LORD HATTON, panion in arms, Duke Robert of Normandy whose dust (if undisturbed) still reposes in the aisle of Gloucester cathedral beneath what the Hatton of Kirby, co. Northampton, in 1643, was
This truly illustrious nobleman, created Baron last civil war has permitted to remain of his the son of Sir Christopher Hatton (knighted at monumental tomb and effigies.
the coronation of King James I.), who succeeded, The paternal estates of Edgar's father appear,
as nearest kinsman, to the estates of the celefrom the Domesday Survey (pp. 69. 69 a.), to brated chancellor of that name. He has been have been in the county of Wiltes; and it is not styled “ the Mæcenas of learning,” and acquired improbable that Edgar's remains were interred considerable note as an industrious collector of either in the cathedral of Old Sarum, and after, antiquities in the form of public records and wards removed to the present Salisbury cathedral in the twelfth or thirteenth century, or else in charters, with other MSS. of historical interest. the neighbouring Abbey of Wilton: as it appears sedulously preserved, an original grant of William
Among his collections was one highly valued and
( kins' Concilia), the one A.D. 1075, at Winton, ancestors at Hatton, co. Chester.
the Conqueror bestowing lands upon one of his
This in the and the other a.d. 1100, at Lambeth— that his niece Maud, daughter of Malcom, king of Scot- his wife ; and it is stated that “her lord patiently
civil wars was preserved with great difficulty by land, had taken refuge in the latter abbey for the digested the plundering of his library and other sake of protection only; as it was necessary that rarities," when he received intelligence from Lady she should do this in order to her espousals with Hatton that this relic was in safety: Himself a Henry I. (whose queen she afterwards became, zealous antiquary, he employed his wealth in and mother of the Empress Maud); in which patronising the " working bees” of literature, and year she was released from her monastic seclusion, preserving in troublous times for future genenot having taken the veil. Those of his father, rations the records of the past. the exile, were according to Rapin interred in St.
The following unpublished letter, written by Paul's, London. Should any farther trace of this truly noble and interest :
him to Sir William Le Neve, will be read with most distinguished and chivalrous Saxon Prince
“ Worthy Sr. — These lines are to present you with my be known to any of your readers, beyond what is thus disclosed by De Thoryas, or the circum- hearty thanks for your weekely good intelligence. I am
not a little gladd to heare any good newes from Arundell stance of his magnanimous refusal of the crown house, therefore your newes of the Barony of Stafford was and kingdom of Jerusalem when offered to him by wellcome. I wish wee might have good newes out of the the Emperor of Constantinople after his victories North, that wee might with quiett apply our selves to our over the Arabians and reconquest of the Holy studdies.. I pray, SF, if Cooper need worke, be pleased to Land from the grasp of the Saracenic invader, receaved a bemoaning letter from Mr Freeman for want and who thus carried for the first time the pres- of worke; at this distance I know not, but if you please tige of our national Anglo-Saxon valour into the to assign him somwhat that in your judgment is worth far East, be yet upon record, the renewal and re- my coppieing I will appoint him to attend you. I earmembrance of it in your pages may probably nestly long for your good company, aseuring you no man prove not altogether uninteresting at the present
is more your affectionate friend
“ to serve you, time to more than one of your readers.
“CHR. HATTON. As the military reputation acquired for his “ Kirby, 20 Sept. 1640. countrymen by this distinguished and memorable “Sr.—MDuguale gives you many thanks
for your care of his turne, and desires you
the above communication that the identical lady will be pleased to continue itt.
he was then negotiating for would become his own (Addressed) “To my noble frend Sr William Le Neve, daughter-in-law.
Clarenceux King of Armes, att his lodg- The lapse of a few years developed strange ing in the office of armes.”
events. 1660, Oct. 21, is the date of a warrant Through the foresight of this learned peer at for this very John Lambert to be committed close the outbreak of the disastrous civil struggles, some prisoner to Guernsey, of which island Lord Hatof our national monuments and biographical evi- ton was governor. Through influence doubtless dences have been preserved from oblivion. For some indulgence was granted to the prisoner, and at his own charge and expence the Mr. Dugdale licence was given to his wife and her three chilabove mentioned (afterwards the learned Sir Wil- dren to rejoin him. liam), together with a skilful arms-painter, were Lambert had two daughters, Frances and Mary: dispatched to the principal cathedrals, collegiate With the latter the governor's son fell in love and and other churches, there to copy as accurately as formed a clandestine marriage. Lord Hatton (in possible arms, epitaphs, and monuments, that at a document in the State Paper Office) states that least some record of them might be handed down some of the islanders have endeavoured to bring to better and less turbulent times. Dugdale was him into disgrace, as having connived at the cona great protege of Lord Hatton, and through him nection of his son with the daughter of a rebel; received great promotion. We find him in 1648 but he excuses himself as ignorant of the fact, escorting Lady Elizabeth Hatton to her husband and that when it did come to his knowledge he in France, and travelling with them.
discarded him entirely, turning him out of doors. Under date of 1659, Oct. 30, Lord Hatton was With regard to this nobleman as an author, the medium of a very extraordinary communi- Walpole, in his Noble Authors, says, Christopher cation addressed to Lord Chancellor Hyde. It Lord Hatton published the Psalter of David with was no less a proposal than to form a coalition titles and collects according to the matter of each between the Royalist and Parliamentary interests psalm (8vo., Oxford, 1644). Wood mentions the by a match between King Charles II. and the work as “the compilation of Dr. Jeremy Taylor."* daughter of one of the leaders of the faction, Col. In the Bodleian copy is this note in MS., Lambert. He says,
“ For the use of the publique library of the famous uni“... I have received from a very good hand a notion, versity of Oxford, in testimony of the high esteem and which I am limited to declare only to yourself and Mr. affection towards her by Christ' Hatton." secretary Nicholas, to be communicated only to the King,
Walpole adds, and humbly to beg the assurance from his Majesty upon the word of a King that he will impart it to no person "A very long preface is likely, however, from its tenour else whomsoever. And if this secrecy be not assured from to have proceeded from the pen of Taylor.” his Maty and you both unto me, then will my correspondent desist ... It is therefore thought by the movers in
If so it must have been dictated by Lord Hatthis business, that no security can serve him who can
ton. Had it been an anonymous work of Taylor's settle the King in his three thrones, but such a bond as own composition, he would hardly in the preface the established law of the nation cannot violate or break, have written such passages as the following; they and that is that the King should marry the Lord Lam- would rather point to the reputed noble author: bert's daughter. The grounds of the motion are the great ease and speed of settling the King's business this “If any man's piety receives advantage by this intendway rather than any other. The many difficulties and ment it is what I wish; but I desire that his charity very hard conditions which is believed are found in all might increase too, and that he would say a hearty other ways will be cut off, it being in this case the lady's prayer for me and my family, for I am more desirous my fate and interest that it should be so. And it is believed posterity should be pious than honourable .... for there is no foreign aid will be so cheap, nor leave our master at so no honour so great as to serve God in a great capacitie, much liberty as this way. The race is a very good and tho I wait not at the altar yet I will pay there such gentleman's family, and kings have condescended to gen- oblations of my time and industrie as I can redeem from tlewomen and subjects. The lady is pretty, of an extra- the service of His Majestie and the impertinencies of my own ordinary sweetness of disposition, and very virtuously life.” and ingenuously disposed." The father is a person, set Walpole, in continuation, records that, aside his unhappy engagement, of very great parts and very noble inclinations, and certainly more capable of
" In the decline of life Lord Hatton left his wife and being passed by than the rest. I have delivered my family to starve, and amused himself with a company of message, and am next to desire you will speed away to players." me your two opinions whether you think fit to move it
Such a report, unless accounted for by the to our master or not, and have any hopes it may be listened unto. If you think it not fit, let me know, and let imbecility of age, does not accord with the enterit die, and burn this letter. If you find cause to propose
tained opinion of the pious and erudite nobleman, it, then put all the expedition to it that may be, and if our master approve it, then let that be drawn up into a
Upon the authority of Kennett we have the asseveletter," &c. &c.
ration of Captain Hatton, son of Lord Hatton, that though
Mr. Royston published one edition under the name of Dr. Little did Lord Hatton imagine when he penned Taylor, it was in reality the production of his father.
the collector of records, the patron of Dugdale, THE SOLENT, THE SWALE, AND Solway FIRTH. the friend of Jeremy Taylor, and the author of – The Solent is that part of the straits dividing David's Psalmody. I cannot do better than quote the Isle of Wight and Hants which stretches the entire passage alluded to, as given in the Life from the Southampton Water to the Needles. of Dr. J. North :
The Swale is the strait which divides the Isle of “And once at the instance of his mother he (Dr. Sheppey from Kent. And Solway Firth divides North) made a visit to the Lady Hatton, her sister, at England and Scotland on the western coast. All Kerby in Northamptonshire. He found his aunt there these possess a prominent feature in common, forsaken by her husband the old Lord Hatton. He lived having extensive sill or mud-banks throughout in Scotland Yard, and diverted himself with the com
their course, and hence their names. Dr. Richardpany and discourse of players and such idle people that came to him, while his family lived in want at Kerby.
son has, "Sile, Silt,” perhaps from A.-S. Syli-an, He had committed the whole conduct there to a favourite to soil.” From the same source come “soil” and daughter, who was not over kind to her mother. This "soiling," "sully" and "sulliage, the latter meannoble Lord had bright parts, and professed also to be re- ing " the soil, or an accumulation of soil.” Halligious, for he published a Book of Psalms with a prayer liwell in his Archaic words has the following, Hatton's Psalms, and may be found in the closets of evidently from the same source. Solwy, sullied, divers devout persons. Such difference is often found defiled (A. N.),” and “Swelth, mud and filth between men's pretensions and actions. The famous (Nares).” From the same source a silted-up Nando M—m used in his drink to curse him for writing pond, about three miles east of Lymington, in Psaumes (as he termed it) and not paying a debt due to
Hants, is called “ Sowley Pond.”
C. T. him. The good old lady gave her nephew (Dr. N.) as good an entertainment as she could ; that is, took him POLITICAL SATIRES.--The suggestion of your into hugger mugger in her closet, where she usually had some
good pye or plumb cake which her neighbours in correspondent Fitzhopkins (2nd S. ix. 452.) is a compassion sent her in, for the housekeeping was very
very valuable one, and one which I shall hope to mean, and she had not the command of any thing when
see carried out in your pages; and I hope moreher Lord died.* The care of her and the whole family, over that your correspondents will not limit themand the ruined estate of it, devolved upon that truly selves to the illustration of The Rolliad, The noble person her eldest son, who, by an unparalleled pru: Probationary Odes, and The Political Miscellanies. dence and application, repaired the shattered estate, set his brother (the incomparable Charles Hatton) and his
Much as has been done in the columns of “ N. & sister at ease. And his signal and pious care of his good Q.” to identify the authorship of The Poetry of mother is never to be forgot: for he took her, destitute the Anti-Jacobin, many of the allusions in it have of all jointure and provision, home to him, and enter- | already become obscure, and require clearing tained her with all the indulgence and comfort he could.
up to enable the present generation to enjoy And the lady was pleased to declare that the latter end of her age was the beginning of the true comfort of her
to the full the wit of Canning and his associates. life.”
The same observation applies with greater force CL. HOPPER. to the writings of Sir C. Hanbury Williams, al
though they have had the advantage of a compe
tent editor; but who perhaps knew too well what Minor Potes.
his author meant - that is, was himself so thoWEB OF THE SPIDER A REMEDY FOR FEVER. roughly master of the points that he could In the Indian Lancet for 1st April is a communi- scarcely imagine anybody to be ignorant of them. cation from Dr. Donaldson, recommending the But the various jeux d'esprit and political squibs web of the common spider as an unfailing remedy preserved in the Foundling Hospital for Wit for certain fevers. It is stated to be invaluable The Asylum, fc. — abound with so many obscure at times when quinine and other ante-periodics allusions, that I may well invite the assistance of fail in effect or quantity, not only from its effi- such of the readers of “ N. & Q.” as are acquainted cacy, 'but because it can be obtained anywhere with the history of the times to give us the benewithout trouble and without price. This remedy, fit of their information, and enable us to share it was observed, was used a century back by the their enjoyment of these offsprings of the muse of poor in the fens of Lincolnshire, and by Sir politics.
Fitz Fitz. James M'Gregor in the West Indies. The Doctor now uses cobweb pills in all his worst cases, and is stated to have said that he has never, since
Queries. he tried them, lost a patient from fever.
THE GERMAN CHURCH IN LONDON. Are there any records in Lincolnshire of the use of spiders' web with success in fever cases ?
In the year 1550, as King Edward VI. has re
corded in his Journal under the 29th June, “it
WILLIAM Blood. Dublin,
was appointed that the Germaines should have
the Austin Friars for their Church, to have their * Lord Hatton died July, 1670, leaving two sons, Chris- service in, for avoiding of all sects of Anabaptists topher and Charles, and three daughters.
and such like.” This was done chiefly by the