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tersburg about the 'year 1626, by a the land being found to run far North, Colonel Schestakow, of the Jakutzk and their provision, being expended, Kossaks, a man of great ability as well Paulutzki was obliged to relinquish the as enterprise. Neither Schestakow nor attempt. his chart, however, are favourably no- " Such was the state of the informaticed by Mr. Muller, who was in general tion which had been obtained, when a candid historian. On Schestakow's Captain Cook arrived in the sea of chart, the North land was marked with Kamtschatka. Of three passages said the name of the Large Country. M. de to bave been accomplished from the Icy Lisle gave credit to Schestakow's map

sea to the Eastern sea, the manner of for the Large Country, which he makes performing the voyage is distinctly ex-appear on his own chart as a part of pressed only in one; and that is specie America, extending Westward beyond fied to have been by crossing an isthmus, the Kolyma.

and not by sailing round a promontory.“ Between the years 1734 and 1739, [To be concluded in our next.] three expeditions were undertaken to ascertain the limits of Asia to the North

Mr. URBAN, Leicester, April 10. and North-east, from which no advantage was reaped, and they were attended I reply to the question proposed

by Clericus, p. 194, I beg to obtress and misery. These undertakings serve,that I am not aware of any power show that the boundary of Asia was not being given to a Surrogate by the then regarded as ascertained. In 1764, Act of the 1st Jac. c. 11*, to grant a a chart was sent from Siberia to Peters- licence in the case he mentions. The búrg, which again showed a continu- Act certainly excepts a person, siation of the American continent stretch- tuated as your Correspondent has deing far to the West, and opposite to the scribed, from its penalties; but does Siberian coast of the Icy sea.

not interfere with the general law “ Between the years 1760 and 1765, which existed before it, and by wbich no less than four attempts were made

every second marriage, celebrated by one and the same individual, a Rus

during the existence of a former marsian merchant, named Shalaurof, to sail from the Icy sea round the North- riage, was merely void t; it leaves east of Asia. In the last of these al

this law precisely as it found it; and tempts this enterprising and persevering therefore if a party coming within man perished, for neither himself nor

the exceptions of the Act, marry a any of his people ever returned.

second time, bis second marriage « The information which was obtained will be just as void as if the Act had in the first three attempts of Shalaurof, never been made, provided the first is simply, that he arrived at an island marriage were not dissolved at the , which he named Sabedei, and beyond it . time of such second marriage. This sailed into a bay of the Continent, which being the case, I cannot see how any he named Tschaoon Bay, which was Surrogate can properly or legally estimated to be distant about 70 leagues grant a licence to an applicant comto the East from the entrance, of the

jpg under the exceptions referred to. river Kolyma. Here were found habita

The Church surely should not lend her tions and people.

"Tschaoon Bay ran deep into the land authority in a case where such an inSouthward and Eastward, and probably dulgence would be contrary to her it was from this place that Taras Sta

Canons ; besides, how could any appli. ducbin crossed over to the Eastern sea.

cant of the above description make Northward from Tschaoon Bay, the coast

the usual affidavit? Could be safely took something of a Westerly direction.

swear himself to be a widower? The most advanced part of the land I am not aware that the questiou bas seen, was a high mountain far off to been ever regularly argued, and it is the North-east, Shalaurof being then one apon which a difference of opi. to the North of the island Sabedei. pion may arise. Were I a Surrogate,

“ Among the attempts to determine I should refer the applicant to the the North-eastern limits of Asia, is to

Registrar's Office. be reckoned the march of a small Kos

Yours, &c. J. STOCKDALE HARDY. sak army under the command of a Captaio Paulutzki, which, after traversing the Tschuktzki country, from the gulf * This Act has been since explained of Anadir to the Icy sea, marehed along and amended by the Statute 35 Geo. the shore Eastward, with intention to JII, c. 67. trace round the North-east coast; but + 3 Inst. 88.

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“SIR,

Mr. URBAN,

Murch 31. circulated Magazine. As it never was Scavelled tonn Leicester to Hinck TUCH of your l ders as bave in contemplation to publish a seu

cond edition of the Bibliographical ley will doubtless recollect the long Decameron, I am the more solicitous straggling village of Shilton, situate for its immediate insertion : being as about three miles from Hinckley, anxious as its highly-respectable wriand 10 from the county towo. It is ter to “gratify the feelings of the livcalled Earl's Shilton, to distinguish it ing, and do justice to the memory from another place of the same name of the dead.”

T.F.D. near Coventry

Yours, &c. Io the time of the Conqueror Shil. too was part of the large possessions Provost-house, Dublin College, of that famous Norman baron Hugo

March 2. de Grentesmainell, from whom it de- “ As a second edition of your Bibscended to the antient Earls of Lei- liographical Decameron will, I doubt cester, who successively held it till not be called for, I write to request the forfeiture of Simon de Montfort that you will admit into it a few obin 1205.

servations on the account given by In 1272, Shilton was demised, inter Mr. M ́Neille (vol. III. p. 384.) of the alia, by Henry III. to his eldest son late Bishop of Dromore (Doctor Hall.) Edinund Plantagenet, Earl of Lan- “ Conpected with him as I was for caster and Leicester, as a security for upwards of thirty years, I should feel 3000 marks. This inanor hath ever very, culpable indeed did I silently since been parcel of the Duchy of acquiesce in the unfounded censures Lancaster.

upon his character which are conMr. Burton says, “ The Earls of tained in Mr. M`Neille's Letter. Leicester had here a Castle, now “I shall begin by observing, that ruinated and gone; yet the place Mr. M`Neille, in stating Bishop Hallto where it stood is to this day called have been a sizar shews himself not the Castle yard. The Court-leet be- to have been very anxious about ob longing to this manor

, is of a large taining information on the subject precinct, to which the resiauncy of upon which he wrote: the College 25 towns do belong."

Registry, to which he might readily The Lordship was enclosed in 1778. have bad access, would bave informed By the Return to Parliament in him that he was a pensioner. He 1811, Earl Shilton-contained i house might have learned from the College building, 3 uninhabited, and 307 Bookseller, that his account of the houses inhabited by 309 families ; 65 difficulty thrown in the way of adof which were chiefly employed in mitting your Bibliomania into the agriculture, and 221 in trade (mostly Library is equally erroneous. stocking-makers); consisting of 758 Mercier's statement is, that, on bring . males and 775 feniales, total 1,533. ing to Dr. Hall the only copy he had

The Church or Chapel, (see Plate for sale, he looked at it for some II.) dedicated to St. Peter, is depend time, and then gave it back to him; ant on the mother-church of Kirkby saying that he would not take it, as Malory (of which you have already it ought to be in the College Library, given a View, in vol. LXXXIV. ii. for which it was, of course, immedip. 625.) It has a porch both on the ately purchased. North and South. The inside is peat; " As little founded in fact is Mr. consisting of a pave, chancel, two side M'Neille's assertion, that very few ailes, and lwo small galleries; one at books were bought for the College the West end, aod the other on the while Dr. Hall was Provost. I have North side. The font is antient and compared the sums expeuded in his circular,

N.'R. S. time with the purchases of the pre

ceding ten years, and fiod the averMr.URBAN, Kensington, March 25. age to be in his favour. It is indeed

AVING received the following probable that he preferred books of rington, Provost of Dublin College, only objects of curiosity; and, I dare I lose rio time in gratifying that gen- say, would have thought it his duty tleman's wishes by giving it publicity to purchase the Philosophical Transtbrough the channel of your widely actions, rather than the rarest speciGENT. MAG. April, 1818.

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inen of the art of Caxton : a prefer- -“ Should any unforeseen circumence for which probably be will be stance delay a second edition of your censured but by few.

Decameron, you will, perhaps, think it But these are trifles. What I com- right to send this Letter to the Genplain of in Mr. M`Neille's Letter is the tleman's Magazine, or in some other character he gives of Dr. Hall as a way communicate it to the Publick. man. He has said that he was not Řev. T. F. Dibdin, &c. &c.” sincere nor open-hearted; and that, like Swift, he was sarcastic, and loved

Mr. URBAN,

April 2. a shilling dearly. Now, it is a noto- TOUR worthy and learned Correrious fact, that Dr. Hall, from the spondent R. C. who has been sò time he became a Fellow, always good as to take some pains to convince lived in a manner suitable to, if not me that the designation of a Doctor above, his rank; and during his Pro- of Civil Law ought not to be LL.D. vostship maintained his place in the appears, he will allow me respectfully first circle in a manner much more to suggest, to have overlooked the nearly allied to profusion than to ubject and nature of my remarks, parsiinony. Nor was he sarcastic, which, howsoever I might express though he might be deemed fastidi- myself, were intended not to convey ous; his quick sensibility rather prey

an idea that D.C. L. were not the aping upon himself thao venting itself propriate distinctive marks of the De in censure upon others. It was Gray gree now conferred in Protestant Uvj. that be most nearly resembled; and versities, but to inquire how it could in that comparison I shew sufficiently be reconciled with consistency and how very opposite his character was propriety, that after LL. D. had been to the gloony ferocity of Swift. permitted for two or three centuries

Equally remote from bis disposition without observation, or objection on was insincerity. His attachments the part of the University Officers, it were strong and lasting; and often has should all at once have been discoverhe 'been known to exert himself in ed that they were incorrect, and that forwarding the interests of a friend in they must be laid aside as we lay by circumstances 'under which he would an old coat when it is worn out? benot have made application for him

cause we have a new one which looks self. As to his not being open-heart- smarter or pleases us better, although ed, his character was marked with the cut or the colour may not be a the quiet seriousness of an Englishman; wbit more suitable to our shape or and be certainly was not ready to complexion. R. C. will forgive my pour out upon any one who would reminding him, that it is not long listen to him, an account of his con- since the promulgation, for I believe duct; to tell the history of his life, the first time, of a decree or law of or to sketch a view of his future pro- the University of Oxford, that thencespects, and you sometimes found that forth degrees in Civil Law only would he had done you an essential service,

be conferred by that learued body. without annoying you with the anxiety I have not before me the paper allud. of expectation, or exposing you to the

ed to; but, unless I am under a very vexation of disappoiplment.

If to

great mistake, it was so worded as to have acted thus was in Mr. M`Neille's convey to every one who read it the opinion a proof of not being open

notion that, until then the Degree had hearted, I can only regret that he

been in both Laws, according to the did not explain the sense in which he expression of Pope in the Dunciad, understood words which are generally Oxford and Cambridge made Doctor of considered as conveying no slight their Laws."

For myself, Mr. Urban, I have al“ You will, Sir, I am confident, ex- ways been of the opinion of my late cuse the liberty I take in thus address- learned and excellent friend Ferdiing you; and take the earliest oppor. nand Smyth Stuart, who, descended tuvity of gratifying the feelings of from a long race of Kings, and carry the living, and doing justice to the ing in his veins, as Burke said on anomemory of the dead.

ther occasion, that rich and noble i bave the honour to be, Sir, blood which was formed by the united Your most obedient servzui, sources of the Julian Family aod AtTuos. ELRINGTON. tila the Hun, Inight be accredited as

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