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inclosed the heart of Sir Edward the walls. An ancient bridge also Bruce Lord Kinloss, killed in a duel stands near the castle, a view of which with Sir Edward Sackville, afterwards appears in the accompanying engraving, Earl of Dorset, in the year 1613, and with which we are favoured by the copied by Hone from a plate in the publisher. " A tradition runs in the Archæologia, vol. xx. It is the same vale that this bridge, Castleton Bridge, which is again mentioned in Mr. Ord's and Dale-end (since destroyed) were note at p. 252.
built by three sisters, probably Lucy, The other monastic houses which Margaret, and Catharine de 'Thweng, existed in Cleveland were Handale daughters of Marmaduke de Thweng, Priory, Grosmond, Middleborough, brother and heir male to Robert, Mountgrace, and some minor cells and whose daughter married William le hermitages. The beauty of the country Latimer.” The extraordinary high in which the first was placed is shown pitch of the arch of this bridge reminds in the view which we are permitted to us of the triangular bridge at Croygive in the accompanying Plate. " Its land, which our architectural critics situation," says Mr. Ord, “is truly de- have assigned to the fourteenth century. lightful and picturesque. The sea, We are not aware, however, that only three miles distant, presents an any certain data have been discovered incessant variety of pleasing spectacles. for judging of the age of bridges; but if The profound seclusion of the woods the rude carving of the arms of Neville and groves, the deep solitude and (shown in the cut), which our author repose experienced in wandering along says “forms the keystone” of this the lonely glens, forcibly carry back bridge, be part of its original structhe mind to that remote period when ture, it would not be older than the
time when John lord Neville became Their bells were heard at evening, swelling lord of Danby, in right of his wife the clear,
heiress of Latimer, which was in the By pilgrims wandering o'er the heath-clad Sweet Contemplation ever lingered near,” &c. reign of Richard II.
Mr. Ord has many eminent families Among the castles of the district
to boast among the denizens of Clevewere Mulgrave, the ancient seat of the land; and his pedigrees, which are more Mauleys; Kilton, that of Thweng; than forty in number,-including Allan Skelton, that of Bruce; Wilton, of of Blackwall Grange, co. Durham (a Bulmer; Kildale, of Percy; Whorlton, very copious sheet pedigree), Bulmer of Meinell; and Danby, of the lords of Wilton, Bruce of Skelton, Cary Latimer. Some fine remains exist of lord Hunsdon, Chaloner, Conyers, the Norman castle of Mulgrave; whilst Dundas, Everingham, Foulis, Hale,f a modern castle, built by the Duchess of Buckingham, a daughter of King Ord tripping in his heraldry, as in pp. 173, James the Second, is the seat of the 211, a lion rampart; p. 342, 'three lion's present Marquess of Normanby. Kilton heads arrested".
--we presume erased; p. is still an interesting building. Skelton
449, “a semi of crosslets,” for Azure, semée was destroyed by Mr. Wharton, its
of crosslets, and “three bars gemel, on a modern lord, in the year 1788. Danby chief, or," for three bars gemelles and a Castle “is a noble picturesque ruin,
chief or ;' besides omissions of tinctures,
as in p. 505. No topographer can be a commanding the whole extent of Danby master of his subject who neglects heraldry. Dale." It is supposed to have been
† It appears that Mrs. Anne Smelt, built in the reign of Edward I. by the second of the twenty-one children of William le Latimer, who married General Hale, is still living, or was in Lucia daughter and heiress of Marma- 1839, when she thus wrote to Mr. Thomas duke de Thweng, and the arms of Small, of Gisborough. “With regard to Thweng and Latimer* still remain on my father's being aide-de-camp to General
Wolfe, I think you are incorrect; for
Wolfe's words were, after receiving his * Mr. Ord says, " The arms of Latimer mortal wound,—I am aware that it is and de Ros, viz. three martlets and a the aide-de-camp's privilege to carry the cross flory;" but neither of these bearings despatches home; but I beg, as favour, belong to Ros. The fess between three to request that my old friend, Colonel popinjays (not martlets) is the coat of Hale, may have that honour. Also, Thweng; and the cross flory that of General Hale's portrait is not inserted in Latimer.-In other places, we find Mr. that eprint of Wolfe's death ; and why? GENT. MAG. VOL. XXVIII.
Ingram, Lowther, Mauley, Mauleverer, namely, that the archbishop was one of Meynell, Pennyman, Percy of Kildale the family, though not a lineal proge(a branch of the Earls of Northumber- nitor.) As for the family of James land), Sheffield, Stapleton of Myton, Lee, Earl of Marlborough (misprinted Strangwayes, Turner of Kirkleatham, “ Malbeny" in Mr. Ord's p. 242), who Thweng, and Wharton, -wear the was also claimed as a kinsman by one aspect of full and complete informa- of the Lees of Pinchinthorp, it appears tion. They are, however, open to some to have been a distinct race, his father criticism, which a little more research having lived at Teffont Evias in Wiltmight perhaps have prevented. shire, and his remoter ancestors in
How is it, for example, that he in- Devonshire. troduces the pedigree of Lee of Pinch- In the pedigree of the lords of Danby, inthorp with an assurance that it is p. 330, Leo Lord Welles is inadvertdrawn up with great care from various ently made a son of William Lord authentic documents,” but follows it Willoughby. In p. 331 Baldwin Tenwith a note mentioning that he cannot toneous otherwise Tyas, is a misprint find any sufficient authority for the for Teutonicus. statement that this
family is descended Again, the pedigree of Lowther, from archbishop Lee, although the though“ revised and corrected by the name of the archbishop is placed in living representative of the family;" is a the pedigree. (We, of course, under- manifest forgery for the first twelve or stand the word « descended” in its po- fifteen generations, which are sketched pular but not very accurate sense,
forth in this manner :
.... dr. of.
This kind of imaginary tree, which is very different, for we believe no atwas in fashion in the seventeenth testation is allowed unless preceded century, might perhaps at first be in- by a critical examination. It is certended only as a skeleton form, as tain that there are few ancient pedilawyers use the names of John Doe grees that should pass current with a and Richard Roe; but after the he- modern genealogist, if unsupported by ralds had begun the practice of making documentary evidence; least of all one such long rolls, they were evidently of these roll pedigrees; and their menexpected to furnish them of the fa- dacity is generally very easily detected, shionable dimensions, in every case, for the names introduced are seldom and such were naturally accepted in those of families that flourished during willing confidence by the parties con- the centuries in which they are placed. cerned, whose ignorant credulity re- Mr. Ord has, however, shown himquired only the ipse dixit of the pro- self possessed of the discrimination of fessional fabricator and the testatur of an intelligent antiquary, where he has his superior King of Arms. The mo- given himself time, and has dissipated dern practice of the Heralds' College some of the reveries of his antiquarian
predecessors : as in p. 243, where Because he would not give the printer the Whitby attributed the etymology of monstrous sum of 1001. which he de- Commondale to Colman, the venerable manded as the price of placing on a piece bishop of Northumbria, Mr. Ord ju. of paper what his own country knew very well, viz. that he, General Hale,
fought bable, as the place appears in Domes..
diciously remarks it is very improin the hottest of the battle of Quebec; day book under the orthography of whether the printer thought fit to record it or not.” This anecdote, whether true
Camisedale; that Freeburgh, which or not, will raise a smile in the reader :
John Cade, esq. F.R.S. styled “one of “the printer," we suppose, was Alder
the greatest Celtic remains Britain can man Boydell; the painter, as is well known, glory in," is not a greater Silbury, but was Benjamin West,
a natural sandstone formation (p. 266);
and that the inscription on the Wain- Mr. Chaloner's old hall, and afterwards stones, which Mr. Graves thought so sent him as many Dutch tiles as important as to place it on his en- covered all his roofs [but qu. were graved title-page, was the idle in- Dutch tiles made for that purpose ? ] scription of an enamoured rustic, Others lodged with Cholmley Turner, “ wooing T. D.” in the year 1712! esq. at Kirkleatham, and one of them, With respect to a brass monument of Colonel Straubenzie, eloped with that a companion of the conqueror, Sir gentleman's daughter (Ps. 228). He Lewis Goulton (in p. 455), Mr. Ord is called in the deeds of Kirkleatham's is as credulous as his predecessor. hospital, “Philippus Willem Casimer
In two places Mr. Ord has allowed Van Straubenzie” (p. 369). This is himself to be very readily baffled. The remarkable, as the origin (in England) first is at p. 44, where is this note on of a family still resident here, and the words"" prioratum Hagustalden- which, if we mistake not, has been
latterly well known on the turf. “I have no means of discovering what
His pages acquire further interest town is here meant, but suppose it
from being interspersed with several inbe Ripon ;''
teresting biographical notices, particuan oversight the more extraordinary Charles Bissett, M.D., John Hall Ste
larly of literary men, among whom are as only twelve pages before is enumerated, among the principal cities of venson, esą: Zachary Moore, (the prethe kingdom of Northumbria, “ Hex• the elder, father of the learned printer,
sent) Lord Normandy, William Bowyer ham, or Hagulstadt."
the Rev. James Holme, a Yorkshire The other is at p. 535, where he poet, the illustrious Brian Walton, says,
Dr. Conyers Middleton, &c. whilst re" The following passage in Dallaway's miniscences of James Cook, the cirArchitecture, p. 338, has somewhat puz. cumnavigator, the great name among zled us : • By Edward IV. a tower and the natives of this district, are relarge court of apartments were added newed upon several local occasions. to Nottingham castle ; and his brother Richard augmented Warwick and Middle- mised his task by referring to his pre
In some places Mr. Ord has econoburg in Yorkshire.'".
decessor Graves for what a history of There are twenty authors, less blun- Cleveland might be expected to condering than Dallaway, that would have tain, as for the pedigree of Trotter, p. told him that Richard's favourite castle 258 ; but to this we make no objection, was Middleham. Mr. Ord has him- Graves's History not being a scarce self a similar misprint in p. 53, Croy- book. Perhaps he has elsewhere been don for Croyland.
too ready to indulge in trifling anecMr. Ord's powers of local description dotes and reflections, which, however are generally effective. His pictures amusing to the general reader, ocof manners and customs are interest- cupy valuable space, and detract someing; as for instance his account of the what from the dignity of his work. fisheries of Staithes, which closely On the whole we think his original agrees with that given by Sir Cuth- error was that he assumed the work bert Sharp of the fishermen of Hartle- of Graves as bis model, when he ought pool, though written without previous rather to have followed in the wake of reference to it.
Surtees, Whitaker, and Hunter ; but In p. 228, among other agreeable it will be allowed on all hands that he anecdotes of the olden time" in Gis- has far excelled his own prototype, borough, are some relating to certain and accomplished a work which, if not Dutch regiments, who were quartered immaculate, will be very useful to the in the town in 1745, during the inhabitants of Cleveland, and is also absence of the English
troops in Scot- an acceptable addition to our English land. Many of the officers resided in topography.
A Hand-book round Jerusalem, or ducing form in that spirit of conciliation Companion to the Model, by the Rev. which led the way to all the great truths John Blackburn, M.A. Incumbent of Als being finally amalgamated with the false tercliffe.--Mr. Blackburn visited Jerusa- notions of heathenism. He traces these lem a few years ago, and from that time workings of the mystery of iniquity from he has taken the liveliest interest in every the third through the fourth to the fifth point connected with its ancient remains century, when those notions of proleptic and traditionary history. This has been Popery prevailed which with us at the prefostered by the accidental circumstance of sent day have received the name of Tractan ingenious artist, Mr. Edwin Smith, of arianism. He has demonstrated how the Sheffield, having undertaken to form a old heathen idolatry crept on, serpent-like, model of the city for the use of the schools in a vain love of splendid buildings and at Attercliffe, a work which has been at. glittering ornaments, till men believed tended with such success, and is now there was a divinity in these ; how such brought to such perfection, that Mr. men as St. Cyril, a greater authority with Blackburn is enabled to recommend other some of our Tractarians than St. Paul, copies of the same model to the public at abused the sacraments, teaching that the large. This is at once a just reward to flesh is renewed in this present life, instead the perseverance of the artist, and cannot of the “vile body" remaining vile till the fail to advance the instruction and grati. general resurrection; and then bringing in fication of such as may avail themselves the worship of relics, prayers to and for of his work : inasmuch as a model is
the dead, saint worship, in the place of necessarily more adapted to convey infor- worshipping the old Pagan deities, and all mation than the flat surface of a map. Satan's other counterfeits of the Christian The model is made in two sizes, one 18 Church, with all their abominations, till inches to a mile, and the other 9 inches finally the great Papal idol, the transubto a mile. The present descriptive ex- stantiated wafer, was erected, and Popery planation has been compiled with such stood forth in all the fascinating, seducing care, and is so full of particulars, that it pageantry and soul-destroying sensuality may well serve for the traveller's guide in of the eastern Baalism, and the dreadful pothe holy city itself. The spots designated tency of cruelty and terror of the western by either the real or the legendary tra- Druidism. ditions of history are faithfully identified, at the same time without either repelling The Champion of the Cross ; an Alle. the reader's faith or encroaching upon his gory. By the Rev. J. S. Tate.- This credulity ; for, as the author well remarks, poem is said to be an "allegory, written to
some of them are universally acknow. exemplify the interior life of a Christian." ledged, and can never fail to be recognised; There are two characters introduced : one others are open to dispute ; and others the perfect man, who has never fallen again are too absurd to be respected.”- away, and whose end is therefore peaceful; A model of Jerusalem, restored to its the other who has fallen and is restored, ancient magnificence, the work of M. and whose end is martyrdom. The author Brunetti, is now on view at the Egyptian says-—“Nor does it seem wrong to assign hall in Piccadilly, and a visit to it cannot to the more perfect character a peaceful fail to enbance the interest of Mr. Black- end when we reflect upon the latter days burn's production.
of St. John, while St. Peter's end is mar
tyrdom.” It is divided into seven cantos, Pagan and Popish Priestcraft identified The versification is smooth and the imagery and exposed, 8c. By the Rev. R. Taylor. pleasing, but the whole is rather too mys-This work contains a great deal of valu. tical for our taste, and some of the exable information in a small compass, and pressions are such as a correct taste would may be read with advantage and interest. not approve, as The author in his Preface has given a
-round his face, brief epitome of his plan. He bas shown
In sweet unutterable grace, how Satan's resistance to the truth of re
Heaven hovered. velation was shown by Cain's depravity; how it prevailed through the instrument
And sometimes the rhymes are defective, ality of Ham and his wicked posterity; how the heathen priestcraft made void the To quail and bow before that storm, divine law, as epitomised in the Decalogue; Filled with terror and alarm. bow philosophy, falsely so called, insinu. ated itself into the Church of Christ, and
And sometimes the expression is weaker displaced the Christian precepts; and how
tban is required, aswhat has been called the Christian Father Alas! the enemy comes on, era of the third century caressed its se
And he is nearly now undone.
But, in justice to the author, we must the words of your lips and thoughts of say that there are several passages showing your heart. Throw up your idle coma 'pleasing selection of imagery and ele- panions, your vain occupations, your need. gance of description, as
less extravagances. Attend with regularity
the services of the church. Keep holy the Calmly and slowly through the sky The evening clouds came floating by,
Sundays, the festivals, the fast-days," &c. Tinged by the setting sun's red beam ;
The Castle of Ehrenstein ; a Romance. While gently glides the crystal stream To the deep murm’ring ocean. Stars
By G. P. R. James, Esq. 3 cols.—This is
of a different character from Mr. James's Light their pale lamps, and drive their cars Through the dark vault of heaven ; the other writings, and has a more decided
claim to the title of a romance. He has moon,Fair empress of the midnight noon,
penetrated more deeply into the regions Comes forth in all her glory, -pale,
of the marvellous, and has employed in Yet beautiful ; wbile on each sail
the working out of his story what appears That slowly glides along the sea,
at first sight to be supernatural influences, Rising and falling beavily,
but which, as the tale proceeds, resolve She pours her placid light. Each wave,
themselves into a very ingeniously con. Which then, with rolling deep and grave,
trived system of delusion, employed by Comes slowly on, drinks of her light,
some of the chief actors in the story in And, for a moment sparkling bright,
order to effect a particular object. But, Adds lustre to the calm still night.
independently of this machinery, the work is one of great interest, and displays rather
more than usual of the author's power of Sermons on the Seen and Unseen. By describing stirring and eventful scenes and Rev. E. Caswall, A.M.- It would be un incidents, as well as the more quiet details reasonable to expect novelty of remark, or of domestic life. It is this capability of ingenuity of argument, in the exposition contrasting the stillness and excitement of the main and leading doctrines of Scrip- of human life which constitutes one of ture which form the subjects of all prac.
Mr. James's chief qualifications as a tical discourses. One writer may excel writer of fiction, and throws the charm of another in happiness of illustration, in ele- perpetual variety over bis works. gance of arrangement, and in clearness and propriety of style ; but, generally speak- Home Influences ; a Tale for Mothers ing, there can be no other very discrimi. and Daughters. By Grace Aquilar. 2 nating marks between them. To be plain, vols.-We are not quite of that class of perspicuous, and in earnest, is what we persons for whose improvement and in. require in discourses from the pulpit, and struction these tales are intended ; per. to this praise the author of the present haps we are not of the proper sex, and work is justly entitled. The two sermons therefore we may be wrong in thinking on Angelic Ministrations and Satanic that some parts might be abridged, and Influences, are a little more removed from some few omitted, with advantage ; but it the ordinary topics we meet with, especially is very probable that younger people will the former, and may be read with pleasure feel interested in these minutiæ and deand improvement. The following passage tails, which we can hardly enjoy, and feel shows the author's style and manner :- the application of history and moral which " Commence (your repentance) at once.
have little influence on our more aged Learn to be temperate, to be gentle, to
However that may be, the work be charitable, to be self-denying. Humble is one that contains much important inyourself before those who despise you. struction in the pleasing vehicle of ficti. Submit to your superiors with a willing tious history. The characters are cleverly mind. Be strictly honest and honourable drawn, and well contrasted, and the whole in all your dealings. Assist those who story of Ellen and her suffering is painted have injured you, be even earnest in as- with such a very vigorous pencil and such sisting them. Make an abundant resti. power that it kept us throughout in the tution to all whom you have yourself most painful interest for the final catas. injured in any way. Open your hand trophe. We recommend the author to liberally to supply the necessities of others. proceed in her work, so well commenced ; Assist the fatherless and widows in their and, as she watches the various move. affliction. Keep yourself unspotted from ments and feelings of the youthful mind, the world. Be diligent in your prayers. as she estimates the powers of resistance Be earnest if you have a housebold in and the liability to failure, as she sees the commencing at once family worship morn- force of habit' and the influence of ex. ing and evening. Speak truth with your ample, she will be able to observe from neighbour in the smallest trifle. Govern whatever quarter danger may arise, and to