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Dec. 13. The terminal meeting was whole forming the most valuable addition held in Clare Hall combination-room, the to the Museum that has been contributed Rev. the President in the chair. Mr. for many years past. Woodham gave a short account of the The Marbles consist of commemorative different bequests which formed the ori. tablets, with various subjects sculptured ginal library of Jesus' college. He shewed upon them, illustrative of their fabulous to the society the following books belong- history or their modes of worship. On ing to that library :-A Sermon of John some of them are inscriptions in an early Alcock, Bishop of Ely, preached at St. Greek character. The figures are mostly Mary's, printed by Wynkyn de Worde ; carved in that primeval style of art, in the Legend of the Life of St. Rhadegund, which a succession of ridges and furrows presented to the society by Dr. Farmer; in the garments made up for those bold a MS. of Fuller, being a sort of calendar, and massive shadows which distinguish a containing in parallel columns the events later and better period of the art. It was relating to the different colleges from the customary for the convalescent to offer Conquest-Mr. Woodham suggested that gifts, which remained in the temple, for this might probably be found useful for any disease from which they had been inquiries into academical history ; a MS. ridded; thus, portions of the body, as book, containing the general Orders of hands and feet, were often presented in the Duke of Marlborough in the Campaign marble or in metal ; four of these, either 1705-6. Of this he promised to furnish a broken from large subjects, or that had further account at the next meeting. been votive offerings, are amongst the col.

Mr. Smith gave an account of a barrow lection. that was opened at Fulbourn, at which he There are six small heads of various and was present in September. He found interesting character, and the lower parts several fragments of vessels and bones, of the figure of a fawn of exquisite workand one very perfect vessel containing manship. One of the most attractive of ashes. These he laid on the table. He the marbles is a full-length of a draped mentioned also that there were several figure, in a good style of art, and perfect other barrows in the same neighbourhood, in all save the head and arms. In another, which had not as yet been opened. He which appears to have been part of the also shewed a stone celt, and some flint frieze of a building, the artist has shown arrow-heads found in Ireland.

perfect skill in the manner of tooling, Mr. C. W. Goodwin exhibited two so as to give the effect of shadow from drawings of stone coffins found in Angle- above to the spectator below. It is a sey.

figure floating through the air surrounded Professor Corrie then gave an account by fillets and flowers, resembling those of the early libraries of England, begin- on the Temple of the Winds. There are ning with the list of books sent by Pope 70 specimens of painted vases, and some Gregory through Augustine. He shewed of great beauty, and thirty specimens of what were the common studies in the terra-cottas, of various degrees of excelearlier ages by the uniform nature of the lence; but one, probably the head of a books contained in the different libraries. Greek poetess, it being crowned with a

A very beautiful Roman vase, of purple garland of berried ivy, is of exquisite glass, was exhibited by Mr. Inskip, of beauty ; the lips, the nostril, the eye, Shefford, Beds, which, with various other beam with inspiration. Two tiles also highly interesting articles, forming that deserve minute inspection-the one a gentleman's collection, were purchased by mask, found at Rhodes; the other, a the society. The meeting adjourned to spirited sketch of chariot-racing. There Friday, Feb. 21.

are several small heads, some with much grace of expression, and one of consider

able interest, it clearly being a represen. THE CANTERBURY MUSEUM.

tation of one of the Hebrew nation. AnThe Canterbury Museum has recently other-a female figure with Pan-pipes—is been enriched by a collection of Greek mirthful and peculiar in expression of and Egyptian antiquities. It consists of countenance. Amongst the terra-cottas sculptured marbles, terra-cotta figures, are many of the Egyptian deities, somelamps, vessels used in the interment of what rudely executed ; but there are some the dead, as well as others for every-day of a Bacchanalian character of great merit,

Among animals, a dog's head, with a wolfdal, all of which are relics of Greek or ish expression, and a pig, are the most reEgyptian art; a Mexican figure used as a markable. water cooler ; a rude Swedish copper coin The cleft pomegranite, showing its (a two-crown piece), a mask of Charles grains, is here, and very similar to the XIII. of Sweden, taken after death, with same fruit introduced in modern festoong


p.114 purposes, a metal mirror, parts of a san

of fruit and flowers, both in wood and found, lying nearly north and south stone.

the head southward, the left arm crossing There is a collection of sixteen lamps, the back, the right hand by its side holdand not two of them are similar. On one ing a knife, the blade partaking the shape is the representation of an old man feed- of a pruning knife ; it was much corroded ; ing the flame with oil; on another is the legs of the skeleton were crossed ; at shown the manner in which burdens were the feet of this skeleton the head of carried. But the most interesting of all another came in close contact, the legs is a square one, on which, in low relief, bending towards the west. Several other is represented the scene in the Odyssey, skeletons were found lying in different where Ulysses, sailing off the coast of directions, one of remarkably large size, Ithaca, is delayed by the Syrens.

having at his feet an urn of the common There are several other things equally black clay, but from its perishable concurious in themselves, that cannot so dition too far gone to be preserved ; some readily be classed, such as a metal mirror, of the skeletons were observed lying evidently of the same shape as that de- across each other, and in some instances picted upon one of the vases (No. 7); it only portions of skeletons were met with. is now in a very corroded state. A small Numerous pieces of pottery, evidently of scarabæus, formed of jade stone, and broken urns, a great quant of stones covered with hieroglyphics. A crucible and remains of pitching, with scattered dug up at Naxos, of the same form as parcels of ashes, indicative of the action of that in present use, and, what is no less fire, with jaw-bones of sheep, teeth of an singular, of the same material, namely, ox and boar, and a few shells of the complumbago. Not the least interesting of mon cockle, were found mixed among the these miscellaneous articles are the casts earth. It is worthy of remark that these from a plate of copper engraved on both remains were found near a Roman causesides, found in Sweden, covered with an way, and it is evident the soil is artificial, inscription in what is called in the north being very different from that a few yards of Europe, the Nagry character, but which distant: this made soil is within an area appears to be a mixture of Egyptian and of about 150 yards. As this land was inRunic.

closed about 60 years ago, the line of the road from Weymouth to the village of

Radipole passing over it, unquestionably ANTIQUITIES AT RADIPOLE, DORSET.

caused the removal of a portion of the Mr. Medhurst has been lately prose- soil, when the skeletons, &c. Inight have cuting his researches in the neighbour- been disturbed to a certain extent, as the hood of Radipole. On removing the soil broken pottery and irregular position of of a bank adjoining the public road lead. some of the skeletons plainly indicates ing to Radipole, on the brow of the rising such an occurrence, no caution being used ground a little westward of the Spa, he in examining or taking care of such re. found a skeleton lying nearly east and mains by the parties engaged in the work west; an urn was found in the right hand, at that time. The knife found with the and preserved quite perfect; it was of the female skeleton was given to W. Eliot, common black clay. He also found two esq. the proprietor of the land where the other skeletons and two more urns, one remains were met with ; the other articles of the black clay, the other the red or preserved are in the possession of Mr. Samian; he also found one near of a dif. Medhurst, who is indefatigable in his purferent shape of yellow clay, with signs of suit and search for Roman remains in this a handle on the side. A few days after- neighbourhood, and by whose discriminawards he made further search a little tion and perseverance the late interesting eastward, but still on the brow of the hill, relics have been brought into public notice. and within two feet of the surface he Tbe finding of skeletons in this locality found a skeleton lying east and west on is by no means unusual ; several have been its face, the left arm crossing the back, lately met with on Buckland Ripers farm, and within the bend of the arm, against in ploughing the ground, and also on its side, an urn of the common black clay, Tatton farm, in the same parish ; several which fell to pieces in spite of every en- have been found in stone coffins, but, as deavour to preserve it; the soil being no search has been particularly made for damp, the urn was in a state of decom- coins, they have been seldom discovered. position. Close to this skeleton another A deparius of Constantine was a little was found in a reverse position, the head while ago taken up with the soil at the lying towards the east. Neither of these Back Water, Weymouth, in indifferent skeletons was perfectly straight, the preservation. second was rather crossing the former. A few feet distant a female skeleton was




TAHITI. On the 12th Nov. a serious insurrec.

On the 20th of June a body of natives tion broke out at Logrono, in Old Cas. having assembled at Point Venus, and tile, at the head of which Martin Zur- their proximity being considered too near bano placed himself, advancing towards for safety, Governor Bruat marched Burgos. To the cry of “ Live the Con- against them at the head of 400 French. stitution of 1837," was added “ Live The natives having received intelligence Isabella II., and death to the tyrants." of their approach, placed themselves in This insurrection was soon quelled, and ambush, and allowed the main body to the brother-in-law and one of the sons of pass; but, as the rear-guard were passZurbano were arrested. The mother and ing in front of the English mission-house, mother-in-law of young Zurbano set off they opened their fire upon them in a for Madrid, and petitioned the Queen to direct line with the house, and Mr. spare bis life, but without effect, as it M'Kean, one of the missionaries, who appears he was executed, together with

was walking on his verandah, was struck Capt. Ballanos and Francisco Hervias. by a ball, and instantly killed. He was The house of Zurbano was razed to the

one of those who had lately arrived from ground, his furniture burned, and his

England. The action was upon the horses and cattle destroyed ; but he is at north side of the Bay of Papeite. The present undiscovered. Ten of his sol. native loss is unknown. The French diers, who voluntarily surrendered, bave loss amounted to three killed, and five been sentenced to ten years' confinement. wounded. At the same time, on the General Prim bas also been sentenced to

south side, another action took place, in six years' imprisonment, and Col. Ortega, which the natives were routed. In this his aide-de-camp, to be transported to action five French were killed and seven the Havannah. "A council of war has wounded. The native loss on this occabeen instituted for the trial of insurgents sion is also unknown; but the day fol. in other districts.

lowing the natives again advanced upon

the town, and succeeded in burning the The King of Sweden bas approved of French mission-house, chapel, &c. The all the modifications by the States in the natives seized three Frenchmen, whom fundamental law. The principal modi- they put to death with great torture. fications are--Convocation of the Diet

The Richmond, which left Tabiti on the every three years ; the right of the King 15th of July, reported, that a few days preto give or to refuse his sanction to pro- vious to sailing another action took place jects of law adopted by the States during between the French troops and natives, the sitting of the Diet; the suppression in which a large number of lives were of all distinctions of nobility amongst the lost, principally on the part of the natives. members of the supreme tribunal; the The 'French were strongly fortifying the abolition of the right of suspending the island, the English missionaries were publication of journals.

leaving, and confusion reigned among the AMERICA.

inhabitants. There were at Tahiti one The election of President (contrary to English steamer, one French steamer, the expectation which had prevailed) has and one French frigate. The Fishguard been decided in favour of Mr. Polk, the English frigate has conveyed Queen Podemocratic, or Loco Foco, candidate, in mare to the island of Bolabola. prefence to Mr. Clay, the representative of the Whigs.

The Montreal papers state the total Intelligence bas been received of the returns in favour of the Governor-Gene. storming and capture of Samunghur, in ral to be 42 against 27 Radicals, with the Mahratta country, on the 13th of four doubtful, making a total of decided October. The Rajah of Kholapore being elections of 73, and the whole number is a minor, his government had been admi84. This appears to be decisive.

nistered by agents, whose oppressive conThe Republics of South America duct appears to have provoked a revolt; are nearly all in a state of anarchy and and the Rajah having been permitted by revolution.

treaties to maintain 1,000 men, they were



sent into the provinces to put down the to root out the piratical tribes on the insurrection. The insurgents, however, north-west coast of Borneo. It was comsoon routed them, and then retired within posed of her Majesty's ship Dido, Capt. the hill-forts in the neighbourhood. The Keppell, and the East India Company's British troops, bound by treaty to assist steamer Phlegethon. This expedition prothe Rajab in coercing bis refractory sub- ceeded up the river Sukarran. The boats jects, marched against one of these forts, were at first repulsed, but having been Samungbur, which they took by storm after reinforced, the seamen and marines landed, a sharp conflict, putting many of the gar- destroyed the fortifications, and took 60 rison, who continued their resistance, to guns. Mr. Wade, first lieutenant of the the sword. The enemy endeavoured in Dido, Mr. Steward, and several men, the first instance to escape, but were were killed in the affair. The capital of effectually intercepted by the British ca- the King of Kole, by whom the Hon. Yalry. Between five and six hundred of F. Murray was murdered, has been the enemy were killed, and as many more destroyed. wounded, or taken prisoners. After the

ALGERIA. capture of the place, five hundred infan. The conquest of Algeria by the French try, under Colonel Outram, the present arms, according to a desparch of Mar. political agent for the Southern Mahratta sbal Bugeaud, is now terminated. Peace country, were despatched to Kholapore, reigns everywhere from the frontiers of whither the main body of the army, under Tunis to those of Morocco, the entire General Delamotte, would proceed. population having made its submission,

save only a few Kabyles, in the proCHINA.

vinces of Bugia and Giegelli. The reThe French ambassador arrived at venues of the colony, wbicb in 1810 pro. Macao on the 15th of August. The duced only 4,000,000f., now amount to American ambassador has negociated a 20,000,000f., which will lessen by so treaty similar to the one entered into by mucb the burthens of the mother country. the British authorities, but with addis The European population has risen in tional explanatory clauses, A British the same interval from 25,000 to 75,000 expedition has been sent from Singapore, souls,


Nov. 12. Her Majesty, accompanied the Rev. Edward Griffith, and the Rev by Prince Albert, went by the Birming- Thomas Phillpotts. The evidence, with ham Railway to visit the Marquess of Ex. observations, having been reported to the eter at Burghley near Stamford. She Bishop, the Right Rev. Prelate drew up left the railroad at the Weedon station, a most elaborate judgment. His final and on passing through Northampton re- award amounts to this,--that both parties ceived an address froin the Corporation. bave been wrong, and that the course for The following day the infant daughter of a clergyman to pursue is to follow the the Marquess was christened by the Bishop directions of the Rubrics, whicb consti. of Peterborough, and received the name tute the laws of the church, and wbich of Victoria. Prince Albert was the god. both bishops and clergy are bound to fatber; Lady Sopbia Cecil and Lady obey. The principal points established Middleton the godmothers. On Thursday by the Bishop areber Majesty visited Stamford, and on her 1. The lawfulness of preaching in the return planted an oak near the great lime surplice; the sermon being a part of the which was planted by Queen Elizabeth on communion service, and the surplice the ber visit to Burghley. Prince Albert proper garb for the service, the use of also planted a lime. Her Majesty re- which the Bishop enjoins in his diocese. turned to London on Friday Nov. 15. 2. The undesirableness of preaching

extempore. An inquiry has recently been insti. 3. That if any prayer be introduced tuted by the Bishop of Exeter, into cere previous to the sermon, which is not en. tain allegations made against the Rev. joined by authority, the bidding prayer is Walter Blunt, licensed curate of Helston, alone the proper one. Cornwall, by Mr. Hill, one of the 4. That circumstances may admit of churchwardens. The case was heard on an instructive lecture being delivered the 4th of October before the Commis. after the second lesson at evening service, sioners appointed by his Lordship, wamely, the u-ual sermon being subsequently the Rev. Edward Bridge, Dean Rural, omitted; but that this should not be done GENT MAG. VOL. XXIII.



when the wishes of the congregation are chase, or 152,8141. and said that the against it.

poble owner would take 50,0001. in part 5. That persons should be encouraged, payment, and the remainder from the but that they cannot be compelled, to re- estate at the rate of 34 per cent. The main in church, on sacrament Sundays, woods would not be taken at a higher during the actual celebration of the holy valuation than 36,0001. The first bid. communion,

ding was 100,0001. ; the second 100,5001.; 6. That a minister is authorised in re- the third 102,0001. The subsequent bid. fusing to administer the sacrament of the dings were 1,0001. each up to 131,0001., Lord's Supper to a schismatic.

at which sum the hammer fell, the estate 7. That the burial offices of the Church being bought in. Lot 2 was, the next of England may be denied to adults, who presentation and perpetual advowson to have been born, wbo have continued, and the vicarage of Luton, the tithes of which wbo have died in schism.

had been apportioned at 1,3501. The 8. Tbat a minister cannot refuse to net value, after deductions for poor-rates, marry unbaptized persons after the publi. &c., was 1,1681. This was bought for cation by him of banns for their marriage. 9,6561. the purchaser being the Rev. Mr.

9. That at the churching of women, it Sykes, curate of Luton. The mansion is right that the latter kneel at the rails of and estate of near 4,000 acres of land has the communion-table.

since been purcbased, by private contract, 10. That the formation of voluntary by Mr. Warde, of Clopton House, Warchoirs, in place of paid singers, should be wickshire, for 160,0001. encouraged.

Baron Rothschild has become the pur. Subsequently to the promulgation of chaser of the whole of the red deer be. this judgment, the Bishop has relaxed his longing to the late Hon. Charles Stuart injunction directing the use of the sur- Wortley. The herd was last week re. plice in the pulpit.

moved to the noble baron's seat in Bed.

fordshire. BEDFORDSHIRE. Nov. 29. A sale by public auction was G. Grote, esq. formerly M.P. for the proceeded with by Messrs. Hoggart and city of London, has become the purNorton, at the Auction Mart, Bartholo. chaser of the East Burnham Park estate mew-lane, of Luton Hoo, with the man. from R. Gordon, esq. late M. P. for sion (a portion of which was destroyed by from the executors of the late Mr. W.

Windsor, and of the lease of the same fire about a year since), and other property in the immediate neighbourhood, Dancer. belonging to the Marquess of Bute. The

CAMBRIDGESHIRE. estate adjoins the town of Luton, about At a Congregation, held Nov. 15, a thirty miles distant from the metropolis, grace passed the University Senate, to comprising about 3,600 acres of land, allow the chapel of St. Mary, Sturbridge, including the mansion, park, and grounds, to be placed at the disposal of the comthe manor of Luton, co-extensive with it, mittee for providing religious instruction several other manors, several farms, the for the railway labourers for the celebra. village of New Mill-end, and the "pe.

tion of Divine worship. tual advowson and next presentation to the vicarage of Luton and chapelry of The ancient church of Keswick, in the New Mill-end. The mansion of Luton churchyard of which lie the remains of (as preserved from the recent fire) is the late Dr. Southey, poet laureate, is built principally of Bath stone, and is about to undergo a general alteration and situate in the centre of the park. In its repair, at the estimuted cost of upwards present state it contains a suite of apart- of 3,0001., which will be laid out for that ments, viz. drawing-room, music-room, purpose by a private gentleman. The saloon 143 ft. Jong, an unfinished dining- liberal donor is J. Strange, esq. of the room, 43 ft. by 21 ft., a library and billiard- Dovecote, Keswick. The same gentle. room, &c. The mansion, park, and park. man some time ago built a new school for farm extend over 1,300 acres.

the benefit of the town, which cost uptithes of a chief part of the estate are the wards of 1,0001. property of the Marquess of Bute, and last year realized the net sum of 4,1271. The Duke of Devonshire's princely 178. 8d. The auctioneer having, at seat at Chatsworth is at the present mogreat length, stated the situation and the ment undergoing extensive alterations and receipts for the different portions of the embellishments. The two new fountains property, said that, upon the improved wbich have been set in action are truly value of the rental, he was of opinion magnificent--the one called “ The Emthat the estate was worth 32 years' pura peror” from a single jet tbrows a column


The great


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