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“ Foul means will never silence Bull."
“Come all you lads and you lasses fond of sport “A long pull, a strong pull, a pull altogether."
And listen to my ditty, and hear but my report,
For if in seeing pantomimes, it pleaseth your delight, One prose placard was a pretended magistrate's order
Then haste to Covent Garden, it openeth to-night. forbidding people to laugh or hiss, because Brandon had
CHORUS. arrested one of the audience for what he called “an un
“Then haste away, unto the play, where you can quickly be, natural laugh,” &c.
And by paying of a shilling this famous playhouse see.
This noble building, to be sure, has beauty without bounds, "Every night our voice we'll raise,
It cost upwards of one hundred and fifty thousand pounds; To Kemble's shame and Britain's praise.
They've Madame Catalani there to open her wide throat,
But to hear your foreign singers I would not give a groat;
So haste away, unto the play, whose fame has reached the skies, “Our motto this-conquer or die !
And when the cat opes her mouth, oh! how she'll catch the thies!" To Kemble this is Bull's reply.
(To be continued)
No Israelites here let us sce."
ART AT THE INTERNATIONAL EX-
HIBITION. This last placard was much fought over. The catchpoles tried to pull it down, but it was quickly thrown up to the THE WORKS OF THE LATE JOHN PHILLIP, R.A., AND THE second tier, fastened with exultation, and retained there all
LATE THOMAS CRESWICK, R.A. the night. Some of the rioters wore 0. P., cut out in card, This collection of paintings forms an excellent exposition in their hats; and an orator, who passed for a midshipman, of certain aspects of English art. It cannot be called great was loudly cheered. The next night the 0. P.s exhibited a in point of idealism or expression, or in the more heroic mask of a man's head, with spectacles upon the nose; forms of the art. Not that English life and English nationin one eye was written 0, in the other P. The midshipman ality are not capable of all these in an eminent degree, but, this night attempting another speech, was at once captured in the special sphere of action available for their developby the officers, dragged to Bow-street, and discovered to be ment, the heights and depths of existence, with the studied only a druggist's clerk in disguise. The people also were insouciance of good society, are tacitly ignored. Attention much irritated by the arrest of a poor servant-girl out of is directed only to what appears upon the smooth level of place, who, having a child's rattle thrown into her lap, ordinary circumstance. The more passionate life of the sprung it, and was at once seized, and, not producing bail, Italian expresses itself in passionate subjects and expressions sent to Tothill Fields. She was eventually discharged.
Heroic tragedy, divine comedy, the delights of The following songs (selected verses of which we give), Paradise, the depths of Hades, and the whole range of began now to be sung about the streets :
human life and the human heart, offer fields congenial to * John Kemble he would an acting go,
the inspiration and individuality of the genius of the south Heigho!' says Kemble,
The dreamy and speculative, yet hardly less passionate
German revels in sentiment less violent, yet equally intense!
and, perhaps, more imaginative than that of the Italian And ‘Ohl'says Manager Kemble.
Poetry and idealism are far more important elements in art “The mob at the door made a mighty din,
with our Teutonic cousins than with us. The Gallic pencii 'Heigho!' says Kemble,
loves to chronicle horrors, the representation of which almost They dash'd like devils thrcugh thick and thin,
every Englishman would carefully exclude from his house And over the benches came tumbling in, With a rowley, &c.,
and home. And the English picture-buyer moulds the 'Twill do,' says Manager Kemble.
English artist after his own taste; and, though occasionally
some ambitious spirit, longing to escape from its trammels, “He held by the tip of his opera hat, "Heigho!' says Kemble,
may launch out into the commemoration of a great scene of • Indeed the concern is as poor as a rat.'
history, allegory, or Scripture, as a general rule we find Says John Bull, 'No, damme, we don't stand that,
delineations of home life, society, familiar scenery, and subWith our rowley, &c., 'Twont do, great Manager Kemble.'”
jects of a similar nature displayed upon the walls of our
annual exhibitions. The pictures of Creswick may be taken KEMBLE, LEAVE THE PIT ALONE.
as fair illustrations of what might be called this middle-class Johnny, leave the pit alone,
tendency in art. There is no aspiration and not much senti. Let them crack their wit alone;
ment about them, though sometimes the latter quality does Can't you let 'em sit alone, Let 'em sing 0. P.
seem to work itself into prominence, almost in spite of the
artist's realistic bent, yet chiefly so far as inherent in the “Why with lawyers fagging 'em, Up to Bow Street dragging 'em,
character of objects themselves. He appears to avoid those Brandon aims at gagging 'em,
convulsions and exceptional effects of nature, in which the More the blockhead he.
imaginative artist revels with sympathetic delight. Green Johnny leave the pit alone, Let them crack their wit alone,
lanes, clear, calm brooks, and skies untroubled by elemental Can't you let 'em sit alone,
passion or presage, are the materials on which his fancy Let 'em sing 0. P.
loves to dwell. There is a singular absence of artistic Other measures try at, O!
and imaginative motion in the works of the English Let the house be quiet, O!
painter. Instead of it we have, as before remarked, trees, Coughing is not riot, O!
woods, rocks, stones-all, with few exceptions, under the aliant boys are we. Johnny, leave the pit alone,
usual quiet daylight effect. But take this school for what it Let 'em crack their wit alone,
is-i.e., unadulterated realism and naturalism, with occaCan't you let 'em sit alone,
sional slight touches of sentiment, the whole expressed by a Let'em sing O. P.
certain technical skill which has reached a relatively appro“Despotism French is, O!
priate standpoint sufficient to carry out its own special needs, 0. P. lads and wenches, O! Gallop o'er the benches, O!
and an honourable position may be at once conceded. The Trip it merrily.
mistake is to cry it up as the one direction to be followed, or Johnny, leave the pit alone,
as the chief and special representative of British landscape Let 'em crack their wit alone, Can't you let 'em sit alone,,
art. And it has its merits. Its unaffected realism and truth. Let 'em sing 0. P."
fulness are undoubtedly refreshing after studio landscapes
BELEEVETH ON HIM MAY HA-E
bristling with morbid theatrical effects. Creswick put into just named, the advance in breadth of tone, light and shade, his pictures what he saw, and he saw nature. As before and in effective and harmonious grouping are strikingly remarked, his are not the pictures in which the poet-painter apparent. The painter has developed from the crude translates from air and sea and sky the mingled'impressions draughtsman, and diligent but superficial copyist, into the which they have produced upon his imagination. Yet in artist, at whose beck light and shadow, and life and nature, some of his sea pieces, in which he has to deal with a large seem to become willing instruments. expanse of air and distance, in the larger and freer scope thus permitted to his brush, he seems to gain with the freedom of WORMLEY CHURCH AND MEMORIALS, his subject a certain elasticity of feeling and idea. An example of this may be observed in the fine picture “ St.
HERTFORDSHIRE. Michael's Mount" (1344), the romantic natural situation of
(Continued from page 6.) which gives rather the impression of some “castle in the In the middle aisle of the chancel, the head nearly touching air,” than of a substantial English habitation. The light, the extremity of the nave, is a black slab, well wor, with fresh tones, and the general local characteristics of the some portions of the inscription now illegible. Round the Cornish coast are well rendered. The picture is the joint slab is inscribed the 40th verse of the sixth chapter of St. work of Creswick and Mr. Ansdell, R.A. The sky is breezy John, to which verse I would refer your readers for the and full of motion, and the sea dashes against the shore | elucidation of the existing breaks :in wild white jets of spray. A general feeling of space and freshness pervades the picture.
AND THIS IS THE WILL O On the opposite side of the gallery, we have the reverse of this in " The Kingfisher's SENT ME THAT EVERY ONE WHICH SEETH THE SONNE AND Haunt" (1182). It might fitly be called a woodland interior,
-TING LIFE & I WILL RAISE HIM VP AT YI LA-and is a picture one would be well pleased to have for a daily EVcompanion, refreshing to look upon at odd moments, with
0.6 V 40TH cool, deep water, pleasant to see on hot days. Near this are This slab commemorates thattwo interesting heads by Phillip, “Portrait of a Lady” (184)
HERE LYETH YE BODY OF ANNA and “Study of a Roman Peasant Girl” (1185). A striking
TooKE ELDEST DAVGHTER TO contrast they present-the sensitive and pensive reflectiveness
THOMAS TOOKE OF BEERE IN of the northern lady, and the rich prononcé beauty of the
EAST KENT & WIFE TO GEORGE peasant of the Campagna. Beneath these is a much
TOOKE OF P-IN YE COUNTY older work of the painter, “Presbyterian Catechising”
OF HERT GROANEINGE (1186). It has almost as many cracks on its surface as a Holbein, and it is nearly as crude and hard as Holbein ; but many of the faces are excellent in expression, the grouping is effective and agreeable, and as a picture of
DECE national characteristics it is specially valuable.
42.* this (1188) is the “Sketch for the Picture of the Marriage
There is also in the middle aisle, and near the altar-rails, of H.R.H. the Princess Royal with the Crown Prince of a similar slab, but bearing the following inscription :Prussia,” which, at the time it was painted, excited admira HERE LYES Y BODY OF MARY SHEERE WIDtion among artists for the skill with which the large and
DOW YE RELICT OF ARTHVR SHEERE ESQ & difficult masses of white were treated. A few steps further, DAVGHTER OF IOHN GARDINER DR OF YE LAWES and we have “Pasquccia (1198), a grand Roman head
WHO DYED YE 18TH DAY OF IVLY 1660 & IN y? with outline and bearing such as the Imperial city alone can
7574 YEARE OF HER AGE LEAVEING MARY boast; and near it “Doubtful Fortune" (1203) attracts the HER SOLE DAVGHTER & HEIRE THEN WIDDOW eye by its strength and vivacity. A fair Senora is awaiting & y’ RELICT OF FRANCIS FORSTER ESQ. the decision which the eager, cunning fortune-teller with her glowing smile is auguring from the cards in her hand.
A black tablet on the north wall of the chancel is thus is The work is a perfect gem, and a most excellent example
scribed :of the master. Almost the most remarkable picture in this
prope hic (in cæmeterio) iacet gallery is “ The Officer” (1332). This, the painter's last
DAME MARY GLASCOCK LATE finished work, for life-like expression and thorough technical
WIFE OF SR WILLIAM GLASCOCK mastery, is unrivalled. The eyes possess a reality and specu
KAT FORMERLY THE WIFE OF lation wonderful to behold, seeming to follow and look
FRANCIS FORSTER ESQ. DECEASED out upon the spectator wherever he may place himself. A
SHEE DYED THE LAST DAY OF MARCH decade, and even less, made all the difference in the artist's
1670 WITHOVT ISSVE SHEE WAS handling of the brush and perception of effect. If we look
DAVGHTER OF ARTHVR SHEERE ESQ. at the pictures painted about the years 1853-4 and those
& MARY (GARDINER) HIS WIFE between 1864-7, the increase in grace, style, tone, and
BOTH DECEASED. general taste, as well as the improvement in the artistic use of material, are most apparent. In the earlier pictures, we find all events will supply the missing portions :
* I append part of Salmon's version of the inscription, which : energy and character abundantly present, but, at the same
“Of Popes in the county of Hertford, Esq. Groanies time, much vulgarity, and a hardness of outline and flesh under corruption till that great day. She dep. this lite Dec. cit. extremely unpleasing. The flesh-painting of the later period, when narrowly examined, seems produced by a collection of messuage and five acres of land in Cheshunt, now let (1826) to Jaca
A Thomas Tooke was a benefactor to this parish. “In 16: à indefinite touches. No distinct outlines are perceptible, Ebbon, were purchased and conveyed to Trustees in, trust any but the faces have the semi-transparency of living flesh, with Christmas day in pursuance of a direction in the Will of Tbicom its brilliant tints and its delicacy of texture. Å few of the Tooke, dated 9th June, 1070, to lay out 3d., part of the rents, in pred paintings near the entrance of the gallery illustrate these bonnets for three of the poorest boys and three of the poorest remarks. Compare the two large pictures “Life among of this parish, two of which six boys and girls to be yearly named the Gipsies-Seville ” (1343), painted in 1853, with "The the owners of Wormley Bury and the others by the major part of Early Career of Murillo” (1329), painted in 1865, or “ Study | aged men and women of the parish, at the discretion of the
parishioners, and the rest of the rents to be disposed of to the E. of a Head" 21), painted in 1859, with « Dolores, a part of the parishioners. Study" (1334), or “ The Officer”
(1332), painted respec- Hume, Alexander Evelyn, Esq., Rev. T. M'Cullock, George We tively in 1864 and 1867. In the two largest of the works stead,'Esq., Mr. James Elliott, Mr. Richard Iredale, Mr. Wies
Akers, and Mr. William Wiseman. 1826,"
Near the above, and directly over the pulpit, is a white
Abi Lector, nec vanitates insimules. tablet with scrollwork and draperied canopy in the form of Obiit XX die mensis Februarü Anno Domini an Indian tent, based with a skull and supported by cherubs,
MDCCCIX commemorating that
In the Vault outside the Church near this Tablet
are also deposited the Remains of Francis Seton of fort St george in
Mrs. Anne GOUGH,
the Relict of the said
RICHARD Gough Esq"
who died on the 18th of August 1833 Aged 92.
Also the Remains of their Friend
Miss ANN FARREN
who departed this Life
30th of November 1833 Aged 64 Salmon mentions this as on the south side; but it is probably a mistake on the part of that author.
A white slab on the chancel floor records the decease of A white tablet, next to that erected in memory of Dame Susannah Fillingham, of Whitechapel Road, London, whose Mary Glascock, records the death of Heron Hart, Esq., * ancestors were inhabitants of this parish, obt. 8th Nov., son of Samuel Hart, M.D., born at Fort St. George, in 1817, æ. 83 ; also of Charles Hornby Fillingham (son), 20th the East Indies, on the nth September, 1693, died 17th Jan., 1823, a. 52; Margaret Broady (daughter of the above June, 1743. The same memorial also commemorates Mary, Susannah), 3rd July, 1828, æ. 63; and Elizabeth Fillingham wife of Charles Boddam, Esq., and sister of the late Heron (wife of the above C. H. Fillingham), 25th July, 1848, a. 73. Hart, obt. 14th April, 1749, æ. 51; Charles Boddam, Esq., The other memorials in the chancel consist of tablets, comobt. 31st Dec., 1752, æ. 72; Hannah, wife of Peter Roberts, memorating respectively, the decease of Jasper Leigh GoodEsq., and daughter ot the late Charles Boddam, obt. 3rd win, obt. 4th Dec., 1817, æ. 60, and of his wife Susanna, July, 1784, æ. 63; and Charles Boddam, son of the above- obt. 15th June, 1820, æ. 52 (this is over the door); Hannah, mentioned, obt. 5th Nov., 1784, æ. 65.
relict of James Hare, Esq., M.P., and daughter of the laté On the same side, a short distance from the above, but and sister to the present Sir A. Hume, Bart., obt. 6th May, toward the east, a white marble tablet records that
1827, æ. 75 (near the pulpit); and opposite this, one to Underneath lies the Body of WILLIAM CHADWICK,
Susanna Hare, only daughter of the above, born 11th Dec.,
1774, died 16th Jan., 1842; and on the south wall, a fancisullyof the Antient Family of Chadwick in the County designed memorial (a white scroll on a black ground, and
Palatine of Lancaster, late Rector of this parish Church, upwards of 50 years and Constantly Resident
surmounting the scroll, a butterfly represented just after its who Married first with Ann daughter of
emergence from the chrysalis form), to Harriet, younger HENRY HALL of the County of Middlesex, Esq
daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Orton Cotterell, of 50 and Grandaughter of HENRY CHAUNCEY of Yardley Bury 1829, died ist July, 1848 ; and on the same, the above
Eaton Square, Pimlico, and late of Highgate, born 6th July, in the County Hertford Esqr.
Thomas Cotterell, obt. 16th Jan., 1873, æ. 80. On the and afterwards with Eliz: the widow of
abutment between the chancel and nave (south) a tablet is WILLIAM NORTHEY Esqr and Daughter of erected to Thomas Dobson Baker, the firstborn of Samuel MICHAEL THOMPSON Merchant and citizen of London
and Mary Ann Baker, obt. 31st Oct., 1832, æ. 12 y. and 9 m.; he died the 17th of June. 1746
and (on the same) Mary Ann Baker, wife of Samuel Baker, A white tablet on the south wall, † erected in memory of and second daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Dobson, of Richard Gough, the eminent antiquary, and author of the Forty Hill, Enfield, obt. 4th April, 1846, æ. 30. Opposite this work on Sepulchral Monuments, &c., contains the follow-(on the north side) a similar memorial records that Thomas ing inscription, which is well worthy of attention :
Dobson, of Forty Hill, Enfield, died 18th April, 1850, aged Hunc propè parietem
79; Elizabeth, his wise, 24th Feb., 1851, æ. ;8; and that Maria, Reliquias suas condi voluit
third daughter of the above, and wife of Arthur Capon RICARDUS GOUGH,
Watling, Esq., H.E.I.C.S., died 19th Dec., 1869, aged 70, antiquâ stirpe ortus :
and was interred in Kensal Green Cemetery. Over the Ex heroibus qui in bellis Gallicis et
organ is a tablet to William Tongue, born Sept. 8, 1787, civilibus claris
died May 22, 1856. Gloriam,
There are but two monuments in the nave, and these are
on the north wall, and are both ornamental tablets. The Ex mércatoribus Stapulæ Calesiæ Indiæque orientalis
first tablet here noticed is surmounted by a female figure Divitias deduxit,
kneeling on a pillow, her right hand being on an open book, Patriæ amorem, erga Reges fidem,
which rests on a small projection by her side. Beneath this
are the words
I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH,
and above the inscription are the profiles of the undermentestimonia habeto
tioned. The inscription, which forms a complete bioTopographiam Britannicam,
graphical notice (as also does the next enumerated), runs as Gulielmi Camdeni Britanniam renovatam,
follows :Monumenta Sepulchralia Magnæ Britannia illustra.
“ This monument, the destined tribute to the memory of
Amelia Lady Farnborough, by her afflicted husband Charles On the chancel floor, next to the memorial of Mary Sheere; is a Lord Farnborough, was still unfinished when his own mortal large white slab, on which is inscribed in large characters the follow
course was closed. After one surviving year of suffering ing
* This stone and vault beneath was built at the charge of Heron and of sorrow, it now becomes the record of the endearing Hart, Esq., and the ground purchased by a faculty from ye commons virtues, the devoted attachment and sacred affection, which, for the use of himself and family for ever in the year of our Lord, guided by the influence of religious hope during an union mdccxliii." † See also notice of tomb in churchyard, infra.
of forty-four years, animated mutually the hearts of both
without intermission or decline. They were married on the The whole of the monuments inside the church are in. 28th May, 1793, and their remains rest beneath the same cluded in the above account, and it may be necessary here to tomb in the churchyard of this parish. Lady Farnborough state that in the next paper will be noticed the most notable was the eldest daughter of Sir Abraham Hume, Bart., of memorials and epitaphs to be seen within the churchyard. Wormley Bury, by his wife Lady Amelia, only sister to
J. PERRY. John William and Francis Henry, Earls of Bridgewater,
(To be continued.) and died on the 15th of January, 1837, aged 65, leaving no issue."
“ Charles Lord Baron Farnborough was the third son of Beeston Long, Esq', of Carshalton, Surrey. He was born in 1760, and entered public life in 1791, under THE CORRINGHAM BRASSES. the auspices of the Rt Honble William Pitt, whose friendship he enjoyed in an eminent degree, and to whose political CORRINGHAM is about four miles distant from Gainsborough, principles he remained consistently attached during a long in the county of Lincoln. On the north wall of the chancel course of public service. He was nominated Knight Grand of the church is a gilded copper plate set in a wooden frame, Cross of the Order of the Bath in 1820, and on retiring from and upon this plate, which is now black with age, are five office in 1826, was raised to the peerage as a mark of his figures, represented in the accompanying illustration. On one sovereign's approbation. He died at Bromley Hill on the corner of the plate is a shield charged with the arms of 18th January, 1838, in the 78th year of his age.
Clifford, viz., Or, three eagles displayed gules, membered The second, which is near the above, contains a bust, the azure. Above the inscription, on the plate, is a death's bust surmounting a coat of arms,* &c. The whole of this head or skull upon a book, which is placed on an altar beis the work of Westmacott, R.A. It is thus inscribed :
tween a robed priest and an elegantly dressed female. The
former figure represents the Prebendary Clifford and the “ Sacred to the memory of Sir Abraham Hume, of latter his wife. From the mouth of the priest are issu. Wormley Bury, the second and last baronet of his branch ing the words “Morte quæsivi regnum,” that is, “By of an ancient and honorable Scottish family, who died on death I have sought the kingdom ; ” and from the lady's the 24th day of March, 1838, in the goth year of his age. mouth are proceeding, "Quæsiti spero habere dotem,”ie, He succeeded to his paternal title and estate in 1771, and “I hope to have my dowry or portion in that which is married in the same year, Amelia, daughter of John Egerton, sought,” referring to her husband's sentence. He sought to Lord Bishop of Durham, and sister of John William and obtain the kingdom of Heaven by death, and she hoped to Francis Henry successively Earls of Bridgewater; by her, have a portion in it. who died in 1809, he had issue two daughters, Amelia and Upon the front of the book upon which the skull rests Sophia, the former of whom was married to Charles Lord are the following words, “ Sequentur qui non præcessere." Farnborough, and died without issue in 1837, the latter that is, “They shall follow who have not gone before." became the first wife of John Lord Brownlow (afterwards This book is evidently intended to represent the Bible, the created Earl Brownlow), and died in 1814, leaving three Word of God, the charter of the Christian's hopes, in children, namely, Sophia Frances, married in 1836 to which he learns that the way to the kingdom of Heaven is Christopher Tower, Esqr of Weald' Hall, Essex, John through the gate of death. As it is written, “It is apHume Cust (by courtesy Viscount Alford), and Charles pointed unto men once to die.” And again," Flesh and Henry Cust. During the long period of sixty-six years, in blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God,” or of heaven, the course of which he chiefly resided at his mansion in which is a state of glory beyond the grave. The skull this parish, he was distinguished by an honest patriotism, placed upon the Bible with the motto, “Sequentur qui non evinced in many generous actions of public service, and was præcessere forms a very suitable emblem of mortality. beloved by all who came within the circle of his acquaint. Upon the altar, over the heads of three kneeling figures, ance, for his hospitality, kindness, and beneficence, which which personate the three sons of Henry and Eleanor qualifications, always enhanced by the cultivation of science Clifford, are the following, “Det Deus ut sit hereditarium," and patronage of art, were rendered still more estimable i.e., “ May God grant that it may be inherited by us," which the sense of religious truth which influenced the general alludes to the “regnum" above. The whole is surmounted conduct of his life.”
with this very appropriate motto: In the south aisle are three tablets, one to Charles Mason' " Mortuorum monumenta fe virorum documenta," Esq., of Lombard Street, London, obt. 2nd April, 1787, æ• 81; also on the same :-John Cook, Esq., of Broad Street,
that is London, merchant, obt. 9th June, 1757, æ. 61; Thomas Mason, Esq., of Lombard Street, died at Bath, 18th July, “The monuments of the dead are admonitions to the living." 1772, æ. 68; Dorothy Cook, of this parish, relict of the above John, and sister to the above Masons, obt. Sept. 23rd,
Under the figures above mentioned are these words :1783, a. 84. And we are further informed that “Richard
" Memoriæ Woodyer, of London, executor of Charles Mason, caused
CLIFFORD this monument to be erected in grateful remembrance of so good a friend and generous benefactor " (this is on the east “ Sacræ Theologiæ Baccalaurei istius ecclesiæ una cum Stow wall). The second, on the south wall, is to Anne, wife of Prebendarii hujusque Vicarii religionis sinceritate vitaque George Anne Martin, of Freezy Water, Enfield, and niece integritate celeberrimi sacrorum Dei mysteriorum oraculoruri of John Barnes Hankins, obt. 9th Jan., 1827, æ. 52; and Verbi Divini dispensatoris fidelissimi ac frequentissimi her husband, George Anne Martin, who died at Belgrave ducentis in uxorem Eleonoram filiam Ricardi Jackson Gen. House, Ventnor (Isle of Wight), 23rd Nov., 1842, c. 71. per quam filios Habuit Henricum Georgium et Thomar; The third, near this, is to John Barnes Hankins, late of obiit' decimo sexto die Februarii anno ætatis 52 Anno Woodford Bridge, Essex, died 27th Nov., 1829, æ. 76, and Dom. 1628. Susanna, his widow, 21st Sept., 1830, æ. 75. This tablet “Conjux mæstissima à viro carissimo divisa has æreas records (as also does the preceding one) that it was erected as a lineas dicavit. token of gratitude by the children of George Anne Martin.”
“In cineres Phønix ex pulvere nullus inanis
Pulvis es ? aut parias funditus aut pereas. * The motto bencath the coat of arms reads, “ True to the end." Among the ornaments on this monument may be noticed three
Tu clerum lector populum tu consule; dicunt books; one marked on the back, “ Titian."
Hoc ævum huic similem non peperisse virum."
Translation of the above.
separation “à viro charissimo" appeals both to the clergy " To the memory of Henry Clifford, Bachelor of Divinity, and the laity for a confirmation of her opinion, that her prebendary of this church with Stow and vicar of the same,
husband had no equal on earth. They answer, “Hoc renowned for the sincerity of his religion and the irre ævum huic similem non peperisse virum.” proachableness of his life, a very faithful dispenser of the
In order to enter into the spirit of this elegant tetrastichon word of God, and a very frequent distributor of the sacred we must take into consideration that the Greek and Latin mysteries of the oracles of God. He married Eleanor, the Fathers considered the fable of the Phoenix as a symbol of daughter of Richard Jackson, Gentleman, by whom he had the resurrection. St. Clement, of Rome, who is supposed Henry, George, and Thomas. He died Feb. 16, 1628, to have been a companion and fellow-labourer of St. Paul, aged 52.
is the first who mentions it in his Epistle to the Corinthians, " A very sorrowful wife, separated from her very dear chap. xxv., in which he is endeavouring to prove a future husband has dedicated this brazen tablet.”
resurrection. “Phoenix, are you reduced to ashes, are you empty dust, Henry Clifford, S.T.B., was installed in Lincoln does no Phænix arise from it ?
Cathedral, Prebendary of Corringham, Sept. 28, 1609. " Either you will bring forth or perish everlastingly. He was of the baronial house of Clifford, a son of Henry Reader, consult both the clergy and the people; they say Clifford, Rector of Sandbach, in the county of Cambridge, that this age has not produced a man like him.'
and was presented to the vicarage of Gainsborough on the
CLIFFORD In this beautiful tetrastichon the sorrowing wife apostro- death of John Jackson in 1608. He appears to have held phises her much-loved husband. In her eyes there never was the vicarage of Gainsborough only two years. When he died his equal “Hoc ævum huic similem non peperisse virum.” he was seized of the rectory of Grayingham, the vicarage o She compares him to the Phænix, the wonder of the age, Corringham, and the prebend of Corringham, cum Stow, in and with such affection as only a wife can manifest. My the county of Lincoln. As above stated, he married Phænix-like husband, are you reduced to ashes ? from them Eleanor, daughter of Richard Jackson, gentleman, and had does no body arise? do you still continue to be empty dust, a issue: 1. Henry, born 1603, and died s.p., 1689. He was vile body, the body of humiliation ? In an ecstacy of prebendary of Lincoln, and rector of Wroot, in the Isle of delight she exclaims, " Thou shalt produce, thou shalt not Axholme. 2. George, baptized 27th of August. He left perish ; thou shalt produce a new body Phonix-like, but no England for America between the years 1634 and 1640, and more an earthly tabernacle. Our ever-to-be-adored Re- married there 24th Oct., 1648, Abigail, daughter of William deemer will change thy mortal body, it shall no longer Bower and Jane his wife, and died 21st Oct., 1680. 1. remain an inanis pulvis'-it shall be changed-it shall be Esther, born 29th of March, 1651, married 19th of Nov., 1670, raised in glory; not merely in a state of honour and im- , to Robert Pease, Esq., of Hesslewood House, county of mortality, but in a beautiful, majestic, and resplendent York. At the time of his marriage he was living at appearance, fashioned like
unto Christ's own glorious Amsterdam. 2. Eleanor. 3. Elizabeth.–Vide Supplebody; for the glorified body of our dear Redeemer is the ment to Burke's “ Dict. of Landed Gentry,' p. 269, note exemplar or pattern of the body of all those who sincerely sub nom. Pease of Hesslewood. believe in him, in their resurrection state.” The very sorrowful wise, “ Conjux mcestissima," when she thinks of the
GEORGE DODDS, D.D.