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by patent, dated the 16th of May in vaneed period of life, to such perils, that year; and upon the death of the and therefore he was permitted to late Ralph Bigland, Esquire, Garter, to appoint a deputy for the performance whoin he had been a zealous co-adjulor of this service; and the investilure took for the advancement of the interests of place at the imperial head quarters at the College, he was, by patent, dated ihe 'Toplitz, in Bohemia, on the 27th of Ist of May, 1784, created Garter Prin. September, in that year ; Francis cipal King of Arins. At the first chap Townsend, Esq. Windsor Herald, acting ter of the Most Noble Order of the as Garter's deputy. Garter, which took place after his eleva. After the termination of the war in tion to the head of the college; viz. 1814, the election of the Emperor of on the second of June 1786, he was Austria and the King of the Netherinvested with the insignia of his office, lands, neither of whoin were in Eng. and his Majesty was graciously pleased, land, again called the services of Gar. in Chapter, lo confer upon him the ter into action; and, the tranquillity of bonour of knighthood. The present the Continent enabling Sir Isaac Heard, elector, then Landgrave, of Hesse Cas. then in good health, though at the sel having, at that chapter, been elected advanced age of 81, to perform in into the order, Sir Isaac Heard, Garter, person the duties of his office; he left was, according to immemorial custom England on the 11th of August, for and in right of his office, nominated a Brussells, where, jointly with Lord plenipotentiary, jointly with Lord Vis. Viscount Cestlereagh, he invested the couut Dalrymple, (now Earl of Stair) King of the Netherlands; and afterthen minister at the Court of Berlin, for wards proceeded to Vienna, where the investing the Landgrave with the ensigos Emperor Francis was invested in a of the order; and be, soon after, re. similar manner and he returned paired for that purpose, lo Cassel, where to England on the 301b of October, ibe ceremony look place on the 7th of after an absence of less than three August following:

months. On the 18th of August, 1757, he Among the various public duties apmarried, secondly, Alicia, relict of John pertaining to the office of Garter, George Felton, Esq. Inspector General ihere is perhaps pone more impressive, of the Customs for ihe Leeward Islands, or where the feelings are more deeply who died on the 15th of May, 1808. interested, than that of the Proclama.

la the year 1791, he was again in tion of the Styles al the State Funerals trusted with a mission to the Duke of of the Royal Family. This duly Sir Saxe Gotba, who had been elected Isaac Heard has been ivo frequently a Knight of the Garter, and, jointly called upon to perform; and we may with his Majesty's minister at the Court venture to say, that it was of Saxony, Morton Eden, Esq. (now executed with more amicting and Lord Henley) he invested that Prince solemo effect, than ou the recent occaat the Ducal Palace, at Gotha, on the sions of the interment of the ainiable 181h of April.

and beloved Princess Charlolie, and of lo 1813, when the Emperor Alexan- our late venerable and most excellent der, was elected into the Most Noble Queen; when it was truly said that the Order, the Duties of Garter were again tremulous tone of voice of this old required for the loveslituie of His servant of the house of Brunswick, Imperial Majesty who was, at that time, (six generations of which are comprised opposed to the late oppressor of Europe within the period of his official life), * at ihe head of a powerful arıny in the heart of Germany. Upon this occasion * It is a curious fact that Sir Isaac Heard we are juforined that the Prince Re

bas officiated at the interinent of a prince gent, with that benevolence of feeling or princess of each generation in a sucfor which his Royal Highness is so dis- cession of six generations of the house of tinguished, caused it to be signified to Brunswick; viz. that of George II. who this old and faithful servant of the died 25th Oct. 1760; William, Duke of crown, that, considering the faligues of Cuinberland, uncle of his present Majesty,

who died 31st of Oct. 1765; the Dukes of a very long and circuitous journey, and the probable danger of travelling thers' of his present Majesty; the late

York, Cumberland, and Gloucester, bro. through a country wbich might be the princess Amelia, daughter of the King: seat of war, his Royal Highness was and the princess Charlotte and bor royal we willing to expose Garter, at his ad- jasant.



was more the result of a strong inward To the Editor of the European Magazine. feeling than of age.

In order not to interrupt the chrono. Tis natural for every one who has logical series of events, we have delayed been the means of diffusing happ till now to slate, that Sir Isaac Heard

ness among mankind, to look, if be! is the son of John Heard, sometime for a recompense, at least for a suit: of Bridgewater, but latterly of Lon- able acknowledgment; but ingratitude don, Gent, by Elizabeth his wife, only is so prevalent in the world, that many daughter and at lengib heir of Benja. not only receive favours thanklessly, min Michell, of Sea-side, in the parish but eveni affect to despise the source of Branscombe, and of Slade, in the from which they spring. Though perparish of Salcombe Regis, in Devon. haps one of the greatest benefacion shire, Gent. His grandfather was Isaac to man that ever existed, there is no Heard, sometime of Cork, and after- one so subject to bis caprices as my. wards of Bridgewater, merchant, a self: for notwithstanding iny professed younger son (the descendants of the object is to shed peace wherever I wanelder being now settled on a patrimo- der, the effects of my influence are usi. nial estate in the neighbourhood of versally felt and acknowledged, wbile Cork) of Joho Heard, who emigrated the cause is too oftea neglected and from the county of Wilts, and settled forgotten al Bandou, in Ireland. The family of My existence may be daled from the Michell was of great respectability in commencement of the world, being Devonshire, and it appears that the present with Adam when Eve was first grandfather of Benjamin above men- introduced to his notice ; and so fationed, Joho Michell, Esq. was sealed vourable was the impression made at Sea-side, in the reign of Charles the through my means, that man was taught first, and died in 1648: and that his to love and admire. From that time son Jobo Michell, of Branscombe, Esq. down to the present hour it has beeo (the maternal great grandfather of Sir my peculiar province to heal the wues of Isaac Heard) was one of the royalists the afflicted, administer comfort to the who compounded for their estales sick, and sovibe the anguish of the in 1655.

disordered mind. Often with one touch Benjamin Michell, married Elizabeth, have I eftaced the impressions of anger, only daughter and beir of Edmund and cooled with a breath the burning, Rowe, Esq. by Elizabeth, third daugh. of revenge-Often, when the son of ter and co- heir of Samuel Codrington, misfortune has beeo treated with scorn, of Dodington, in Gloucestershire, of bave I shed a balm over his soul, which the ancient family of Codrington in has calmed his sorrows, and procured that county.

him that peace the world denied him. We close this account of an old and Possessed of such a conciliating tem. distinguished officer of the crown, now per, it would seem natural that I should in the 891h year of his age, whose por. be universally admired and followed :trait we are enabled to present to our but, 110--for though none dare dery my readers, from an excellentlikeness taken power, many ridicule and even try lo by that distinguished artist, Mr. Devis, resist it. By some I am represented as in the course of last year, with observ. a steady sober old maid, gradually apo ing that Sir Isaac Beard, as we are proaching with the fall of night shade, much gratified to hear, is now in the and retiring with the early gleams of enjoyment of good health : that his morning : others affirm that I am a mind is clear, bis discernment unimo professed enemy to all social habits, and paired, his memory still a faithful hand- are angry when I thrust in my head maid ready at his call; and his low of at the close of a debauch; others, still good humour such that he seems to more ridiculous, fly to the gaming table bave obtained from Providence, the and lavern to prevent my embraces, plenitude of that boon wbich Horace though they are fully aware I must could not secure for himself.

eventually receive them :-in short,

Sir, the indignities I suffer are inade .....Dones........., integra

merable, especially in the higher classes, Cum mente, nec turpem senectam

where the order of things is reversed, Degere, nec citharâ carentem

and my attendance is commanded just lor, Lib. I, Ode 31, at the time I ought to be retiring.

But though I am sometimes looked abundance of wealth, and, on the con. upon as an officious intruder, I can. trary, made rich men poor- havo didly confess there are not wanting married a man to a second wife while those who are ready to testify the gene the first was living, and have restored ral benevolence of my disposition, and an infuriated virago to her husband give me full credit for the praises I the very day he was congratulating deserve. To these I aliot a larger share himself upon her departure-to say of my bounty, not in quantity, but in nothing of the quantity I have killed quality. Where is the poet who does over and over again, or sent upon a not hail my approach with delight, that long journey the very day they came I may regulate his ideas and renovate home from the West Indies, with many, his fancy? or the lover who does not many others too tedious to enumerate : meet me with rapture, that I may be- -suffice ii to say, that not withstanding guile his imagination with the charms these whimsical vagaries, I have the of his mistress?-indeed, Sir, from the satisfaction to reflect that the delusions prince down to the peasant, I am re- are bu! temporary, vanishing with garded as a present relief to care, and myself, and causing no other than a in spite of occasional rebuffs, they all momentary sensation. confess that some of their sweetest mo. There are, indeed, some who behold ments are passed in my company. my approach with terror, and revile

There is, indeed. one species of ani. me because I cannot procure them that mal, ubo for the sake of indulging bim- peace they seek for - 1 mean such as self in sensual delights, prevents my ap- are too much accustomed to vice to proach as long as possible; and when enjoy my society pure and unadulteat last he is compelled to sink into rated-but on themselves be the curse, my arms, rails at me for putting a stop for wretched must they be who have to his conviviality~nor is my presence rendered themselves incapable of reon such occasions at all calculated to ceiving me by the ill regulated state of soothe him, for where the mind siuks their minds- The first essential neces. into gross lasciviousness, and the body is sary for my reception being a clear con. disturbed with intemperate lust, my cha- science I may soothe misfortune and racteristic peacefulness is lost, and my calm solicitude - but vice soars beyond influence destroyed,

my reach, and it is vain for me to But there is one feature in my cha. atteinpt to bless that man who has idenracter which will at least testify my tified himself with it. independence ; for I am not like many But while I fly from such degrading interested beings, so altached to the instances of human nature, I turn with persons of the rich and powerful, as delight to more congenial feelings, to neglect the poor and needy-nay, to bless those who yield with pleasure to often have I slighted the urgent solicita. my embraces. Health receives fresh tions of the great, while reclining upon vigour from my smiles, and sickness luxurious couches and surrounded with throws off her languishing at my ap. every apparent comfort, to visit the proach. The mind is renovated and coltage of the humble labourer, where, ihe body strengthened. Innocence pe. as a reward for his day's toil, I have shed ver looks half so beautiful, or age so my influence over his pallet of straw venerabie, as when reclining in my arnis : and while the votary of wealth is offer. -in fine, Sir, wherever virtue reigns, ing in vain some of his vast possessions there I rest with peculiar satisfaction, for a single snile, I bestow it unsolicited refreshing the whole system of human upon the very being whose poverty bas nature, subjected him to contempt.

Ere I conclude, allow me to express It bas often been asseried, and I con. the obligations I am under to one or two fess with some degree of justice, that I of your Correspondents (who shall be am a notorious deceiver ; but as my nameless], for the very effectual manfrolics in this way have seldom, if ever, ner in which they have occasionally been altended with sinister consequences, contributed to my influence : though I hope they will be thought excuseable, I doubt not your readers would rather especially as I am only parily concerned dispense with me on such occasions, in their fabrication. It is irue, I have and lest I should be guilty of the same olien converted the palace of a prince error, as I have already trespassed 100 into the stall of a mechanic, and raised much upon your attention, I shall bere a humble labourer to the dignity of a conclude by subscribing myself, king-1 bave loaded poor men with

Your humble sel yant, SLEEP.


No. XLV.


(From the Coventry Herald and Weekly Advertiser of Nov. 27, 1818.)


of this testimonial of esteem for Mr. Butterworth, held at the Mayor': Parlour, on Friday evening, the 20th November, among other Resolutions, it was resolved unanimously. That the following Inscription, copied from the Cop, be inscried in the Coventry Newspapers :

Who with undeviating integrity, while representing

Tlia City in Parliament,
Braved every personal consideration, arising out of popular applause,

Affording his support to measures
Which had for their object the preservation of the best

interests of the Country;
When every thing that was dear to the Principles
of our GLORIOUS CONSTITUTION was menaced

By rebellious insurreations ;

And on all occasions advocated
The individual and general interests of his Constituents,

And was found the benign Friend of the distressed.
Whose valuable services were most disgracefully depreciated,

At the late contented Election,
By a Coalition as discordant as onnatural,

Conceived in duplicity and treachery,
Supported by arbitrary domination,

Fremplised by the basest ingratitude;
But he was not left without the high regard

Of a muliitude of Friends,
Who beg to offer this testimonial of their
Grateful acknowledgment


Warmest attachment.
Coventry, November 26, 1818.

Presented by

And the

Resident in Coventry. In addition to the foregoing extract from The Coventry Herald, we understand that the Cup is a magnificent specimen of taste and skill in the workmanship. The Arnis of the City of Coventry, and the luscription, are engraved on it with great elegance.

The value of the Cup is estimated at about 200 guineas. Such is the best temporal recompense that PUBLIC VIRTUE can receive-lhe approba. tion and gratitude of our fellow.citizens. MONUMENT IN THE PARISH CHURCH OF BENSON, OXFORDSHIRE.

M. S.
To the pious Memory

of Ralplı Quelche & Jane his wife,
who slept
together in 1

Bed by ye space of 40 yeares
now sleepe

Grave till Ci shall awaken them

$ 1629

63 Shee



one only son and ino daughters their son being literally bred in ye Univertity of Oxon thought himself bound to erect this small monument


o} fell asleepe Ano Dmi {167 being aged { 59} Yeares For the fruite of their { libodies } they left een hoo twice built at town chard


piety towards Ş God


Ano Dmi 16


RELICS OF POPULAR SUPERSTI. sence of a lady from the vale of Dent, TIONS.

in the Gascony already mentioned. A

party, possessed by what is now law, and a wealthy widow of forty-five, called the spirit of exploring, arrived to possessed authority enough to regulate spend a week at Park-gale-not the ce. ihe eccentric humours of her compaJebraled piace of einbarkation well pions, and sufficient attraction to enliknowo to Irish Travellers, but an ob- ven then, She had the bright black scure spot chosen for the accommo. eyes and short port pose ascribed to dation of sea-barbers in the West of the celebrated queen of ancient EgypScotland. There this fine name is given tians; and enough of olive-browu in to a cluster of white huts on the eastern her checks to suit, as she said berself, edge of a broad bay walled almost round the queen of this gay troop of modern with a natural parapet of rocks, broken gipsies. here and there ioto columos linked to. The travellers had hardly begun their gether by garlands of sea-weed, some- depredations on a table covered with times tufied round their tops like the kippered salmon and eggs, which strongly most elegant Corinthian capitals. Above announced the vicinity of the poultrythis parapet rose another wall of moun. yard to the peat-stack, before they were tains covered withihe dark heath pecu. interrupted by that extraordinary cla. liar to Galloway, except where a few mour of dogs supposed by an ingenious bunches of gold.blossomed broom hung French tourist to be a Scoich device for like tassels amoog their brown drapery. the purpose of expediting travellers' Through the only chasm among ihese horses. The lady ran to the little case. mountains might be seen the brilliant ment, and the gentlemen, after a few expanse of the Irish Channel and the compliments murmured among them. outline of the English coast, as if selves to the curiosity of the sex, went sketched with a silver pencil on the out to ask questious for their own amuseedge of the blue sky. In the centre ment. The chorus of dogs was presently of the bay itself, an isle covered with improved by the sound of two ill-madwarf trees appeared as if a green pavi. naged bagpipes, a bad violin, and a Jion had been raised by magic in a lake drum which had been discarded from of diamonds. Such it seenied in the the Provost’s volunteer corps. These light of a midsummer sun, as the party headed a procession composed of his of ramblers dismounted from their po- waller, mole catcher, grieve or bailiff, nies, and demanded the best room con. and sundry coliers in blue jackels and tained in the largest white collage, dis- new shoes; for ihe apparel of Galloway, tinguished by a slated roof and two mca differs from their more sovibern stone steps at the door. This party corre neighbours only in the uufrequency of sisted of the Provost of K. a tall, the latter article, and the picturesque active, military-looking man, with a plaid and bonnet are seldom added. hunter's bag slug over his shoulder; Two of the youngest, and probally the captain of a trading brig in his the soberest of this groupe, supported a service, whose long voyages had stored suburned youth in apparel which did him with the superstitious of all coun. marvellous credit to the glossy blue tries ; and the kirk-minister, whose cloth of the town tavlor. Conscious of father, as is not unusual with ibe Scotch This credit, and of his importance as a priesthood, had been in that pastoral bridegroom, live wearer endeavoured to walk of life whichi sul retains a few assume an assured air which added ad. legends of our own. To these were mirably to the comic effect of the proadded the Provost's confidential clerk, cession. Aller calling at all the publicor amanuensis, a youth under twenty, houses on their roure, and dancing as who listened with a delighied and be well as they could at the last, the lieving ear to his patron's favourite groupe reached Parh gate, where the romances, which were related with no bride reeided, and where, according to small share of his ancestor Rob Roy national courtesy, the elected husband M.Greggor's gallant spirit, mingled with came to claim ver. The Provosi, with some of the arch graving peculiar to that joyous frankness which links the our English Gascowy. The sallies of peasantry of Scotland to their masters imagination wbich mighi bave been ex- more powerfully than solid beneficpected from such a party, were con- tions, immediately assumed his pari in irouled and harmonized by the pre- the festival, and entered the cui house Europ. Mag. Vol. LXXIV. Dec. 1918.

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