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Review.-State Papers, Vol. I.

441 letters, written by the same person, to the (assone as I had the sight therof) deviding same correspondeut, on the same day, one iny company on bothe handes, in most revewill be discovered in one of these receptacles, rent maner, sole and alone, I did accelerate the other in another, and the answer in the my repaire and accesse; and His Grace doing third ; and several instances will be the semblable for his parte, being dis-cowhere ove portion of a letter is found in vered, with his bonnet in his hande, encounone part, and the residue in another part of tred and with most herty, kinde, loving the same collection. A few are to be met countenance and maner, embraced me." with in the Lambeth Library, the Harleiaa After many compliments passed on Collection, the University Library of Cain- both sides, the Cardinal was conducted bridge, and in private hands.”

in triumph through the city, in the li appears that there are no docu. principal places whereof were pageants ments in the State Paper Office of an

expressing the great desire the people earlier age than those of the reign of had for peace; and was accompanied Henry the Eighih, with which this

to his lodging by the King. The Carpublication is commenced. These, in dinal of Lorraine conducted the Eng. order that the continuiry of series might lish Cardinal not be broken, have been arranged in

“ into my lodging, which I founde richely the following classes :

and pomposely apparelled with the Frenche 1. The correspondence between the King Kinges own stuff ; as the utter chamber and Cardinal Wolsey.

with riche clothe of tyssue and sylver, paned, II. That between the Kiug and his other einbrodered with freres [friars'] knottes, Ministers at Home.

wherin was a grete and large clothe of 111. That between the Governments of astate of the same stuff and sorte. The reEngland and Ireland.

cord chamber was apparelled with cryinyson IV. That between the Government and the velvet, embroderd, and replenished with large

King's Representatives on the Scot- letters of gold, of F and A* crowned, wicha tish Border.

an other veray large clothe of astate, of fyne V. That between the Government and the

And the third chamber, being my King's Representatives at Calais and bedd chamber, was afparelled with riche its dependencies.

clothe of tyssue, raised, and a great sparver VI. That between the Court of England and counterpointe to the same. And the

and Foreign Courts, each forming a 4th, being as a closet, was hanged with separate subdivision.

clothe of bawdikyo, wherunto was annexed a VII. Miscellaneous.

litle gallary, hanged with crymyson velvet. The present voluine embraces the “ And after a litle pawse, and shifting of two first of these classes. The first

my self, ther was sent into my lodging the

Cardinall of Burbon, the Duke of Vandome, consists of one hundred and two ducu.

with many other prelates and ooble men, to menis, nearly one half of which are

conduc'e me to my Ladies presence, who was letters from Wolsey to his Royal mas.

lodyed in the Bishops palaies; in the hall ter; and the remainder either addressed

wheruf, being large and spacious, richely by Wolsey to other persons, or ad. hanged and apparelled with ‘aras, was placed dressed to him; among the latter are and set in right good order, on bothe sydes several of Sir Thomas More and of the Frenche Kinges garde, my Lady' his Cromwell.

moder, the Quene of Navarre [his sister), The papers illustrative of the Cardi- Madam Reynet (Renata, daughter of Louis nal's splendid Embassy to France in XII.], the Duchess of Vandom, the King of 1527, are particularly complete. In Navarre's sister, with a greate nomber of one of thein Wolsey gives a long de

other ladies and gentlewomen, stonding in

the myddes, to whose presence I sum what scription of his reception by the French

approaching and drawing nigh, my said King at Amiens.

Lady (the Queen) also avauncing ber self “ Within a myle and a half of the cite, forwardes, in most loving and pleasant che French King, riding upon a grey jenet, mauer, encountred, welcomed, and embraced apparelled in a cote of blak velvet, cut in

me, and likewise saluted my Lord of London diverse places for shewing of the lynyng [Bishop. Tunstall], my Lord Chamberlain thereof, which was white satyn, accompanyed (Lord Sandys), Master Comptroller (Sir with the King of Navarre, the Cardinal of

Henry Guildford), the Chaunceler of the Burboo, the Duke of Vandume, the Counte Duchy (Sir Thomas More], and most parte Saintpole, Mons' de Gize, Mons! Vandamont, the Grete Mastre, the Seneshall of Probably for Francis, Angoulême" Normandy, with diverse Archbishops, —but qu. as the name of Francis's Queen Bishops, and other noble men, avaunced was Eleanor, might cot that be spelt with him self towards me ;

to whose person

the initial A. Gent. Mag. May, 1931.

-P. 486.

412
Review.-Slate Papers, Vol. 1.

[May, of suche gentlemen as came with me, and them the cawse I came thether for. And most specially thErle of Derbye, whom it then the sayd Robert Aske, with a crewell liked Her Grace to kisse, and right lovingly and a inestemalie prowde countedance, to welcome.”

stretched hyın self, and toke the beryoge of After this lively description of the my tale ; whiche I openyd to bym at large,

in as moche hopor in our Soverayne Lord royal salutations, the writer proceeds 10 describe the more weighty transactions wiche the sayd capetayne Aske gave no re

the Kyng as my reason wold serve me ; of the embassy, the whole dispatch ex

verence to, and superstyciusly * demandyd tending to nineteen quarto pages, being the seyght of my proclainacion. And then written in the nanie of Wolsey, but I woke yeowt of my purse, and delyvered ye with all the verbose minuteness charac- to hym, and then he redd y' openly, with teristic of the chroniclers of that age. out reverence to anny person, and sayd ye

In p. 328 we have a striking in. shuld nott ned to calle no counsell for the stance of the unparalleled rapacity and answar of the same, for he wold of his presumption of Wolsey. Ti is a letter howne whyt gave me thanswar, wiche was written the very hour he heard of the thys;—he, standynge in the heghest place death of Richard Fox, Bishop of Win

of the chamber, takeyug the hygh astatte chester; in which be not only asks

upon hym, sayd, Herald, as a messyoger the King for that sich see, but requests you ar wellcome to me, and all my company, to be allowed to transfer Durham, iutendynge as I doo. And as for this pro

clamacion sent frome the Lordes, froin whens which he then held in commendam

you com, shall nott be redde at the market with the Archbishopric of York, lo

crosse, nor in no place amongest my peple, my poore scoler the Deane of Welles," wiche be all onder my gydyng; nor for - who was Thomas Winter, his nalu. feare of losse of landes, lytfe, and goodes, ral son. In the former part of his pe- not for the power wiche ys agenste is, tition, after some mooihs delay, he dothe not enter in to owr herties with feare, prevailed; but Durham was given to bott ar all of on accorde, with the poyaltes Tunstall.

of our artecles, clerly intendyoge to se a reIn pp. 462 et seq. is comprised an

formacion, or ells to dye yo thoys cawses." important series of papers relative to the rebellion in Lincolnshire and After some further parley, the herald Yorkshire, called the Pilgrimage of had recourse 10 intrealy, and “ fell Grace. It appears that the popular down ou his knee" before the Captain, leader known as Captain Cobler, was besceching bime for permission 10 read not Dr. Makerel the Abbot of Barlings, the proclamation; and this appears 10 as it has been generally supposed, but have been Miller's great crime that he a distinct person named Melton. Re

knellid downe on his knees, beffore Robert garding the Yorkshire leader, Robert Aske and the other treators, with the Kynges Aske, there is a curious Report from inost honorable Cote of Armys on his bak; Thomas Miller, the herald who was whyche comforted, coraged, and niade them dispatched to the rebels' head quarters in suche pryde and arragoncye, to see the al Pontefract, and who because he was Kynges Cote of Armys so humble used .considered 10 have encouraged them beffore them, that they stode the more - by his craven demeanour, subsequently styflyer and lengor in the detestable and

cursed wyllies and pretenses." suffered the extreme penalty of a irailor. It is not surprising that the natural

There are several letters on the exfirinness of characier which enabled hilarating occasion of the birth of the rebel captain to assume the com

Prince Edward, and the consequent mand over a band comprising many

misfortune of the Queen's death. It is individuals of superior rank and wealiti, proved, however, that there was an inshould have succeeded in intimidating serval of at least twelve days between the unfortunate herald.

those two events; and that the story “ The sayd Haske sentt for me in to his

of ihe Cæsarian operation having been chamber, and theyr kepynge his porte and performed is a mere invention. It was countenance, as thowgh he hade bene a first propagated by the Jesuit Nicolas greatt prynce, with great regor and lyke a Sanders. In a despatch to the ambas.

was accompany with the sadors in France, the calamity is ascribed Archebeshop of Yourke, the Lord Darcy, to the Queen having been suffered to Sir Robert Counstable, Mr. Magnus, Sir take cold, and to eat improper food. -Crystofer Danby, and dyvers other. And, li appears to have been by an accidental as my dewte was, I saluted the Archebyshop wwf Yorke and my Lord Darcy, showynge to

* Qu. superciliously?

tyrant ; who

10

1831.) Review.-Nichols's Literary Illustrations, vol. VI. 443 mistake that Oct. 14, instead of Oct. point is given up, and they allow once for 24, was recorded as the date of the all that the right is conferred upon the ReQueen's death, by the chronicler Hall, gent by the two Houses, I do not see their who has been followed by the whole distinction, whether it is conferred by an tribe of historians, excepiiny Strype, address without limitations, or by an act who names the latter day from a MS. under commission with limitations; in either in the College of Arms. "In a letter of constitutes an authority that is obligatory

case it is an act of legislation equally, if it Sir John Russell to Crumwell, written

upon the subject, and so far in the teeth of on the 241h, probably within a few

their maxiin, that the two branches of the hours, or less, of the fatal occurrence, legislature can do nothing without the assent it is said, “ if she skape this night, of the third. To my plain understanding, the Fyshisionns be in good hope that if the Parliament took the Regency under she is past all daunger."

their plain address, I should conceive, upon p. 583 we have a curious account their reasoning, the difficulty insurmount. of a visit to the shrine of Saint Thomas able. I should say to the Regent, “ You à Becket, very shortly before its spolia- assumed the government ; upon what aution. The stranger was “ the Lady of thority? you had no legal right in you, or Montreill,” who was on her reiuro

you might have asserted it without the infrom the Court of Scotland to France :

tervention of Parliament: and if you had

not that right, nothing but the legislature “ I showed her Saincte Thomas shryne, could give it you, and the two houses inand all such other thinges worthy of ght; viting you to do hat you had no right to at the which she was not litle marveilled of do, and what they were incompetent to authe greate riches therof, saing to be innu- thorize you to do, only renders them accommerable, and that if she had not seen it, all plices with you in an illegal usurpation.' the men in the wourl.le could never a made her to belyve it. Thus, over looking and

Most of our readers must recollect vewing more then an owre, as well the shryne, that the faction by which the intended as Sainte Thomas bed, being at both 'sett Regent was at that time influenced, cousshins to koyle, and the Pryour, openyng lost all the popularity they had acquired Sainct Thomas hed, saing to her 3 tymes, by the impeachment of Mr. Hastings, • This is Saint Thomas Hed,' and offered or rather threw it entirely into Mr. her to kysse ; but she nother knyled, nor Pili's hands, who a very few years after would kysse it, but still viewing the riches stood in need of it all. “ I rejoice," therof."

says Lord C. “ in the lively part the It would seem that this French lady public seem to take in the contest. was a Protestant,

John is after all an honester gentleman

than I took him for, and has righter Nichols's Illustrations of the Literary His feelings about him than I gave him tory of the Eighteenth Century. Vol. VI. credit for." (Conlinued from p. 328.)

The Life of the Rev. Baptist Noel ALTHOUGH it can scarcely be Turner, Rector of Denton, co. Linexpected that a legislator so far re

coln, and Wing, co. Rutland, is much moved from the scene of action as Lord enlarged from the account given in Camellord was in 1789, could be very his death, and enriched with the anec

the Genileman's Magazine soon after deeply in the secret of ministerial or opposition measures at that eventful dotes of Dr. Johnson, first communiperiod, there is a shrewd sagacity in his cated by himself to the New Monthly Lordship’s opinions which brings him Magazine. This relates to the learned very close to the contending parties.

lexicographer's visit to Cambridge, of In his letter dated Jan. 23, he thanks which there is no account in Boswell's his correspondent for the information Lise, probably because antecedent to he gives him, which, he adds, makes his acquaintance with the Doctor. It him

as much present as he wishes to be. is not unlikely, however, that soine of “ The triumph of Thurlow over the comingedition of Boswell, by the Right

them will obiain a place in the forthScotch patriot, learned in the laws of the Hon. J. W. Cruker. Bui although Constitution (Loughborough), is one of those petiles malices that I allow myself to

we allow that Mr. Turner had geneindulge in with a good conscience. I un- rally, in conversation and correspond. derstand nothing of the protest. Let them ence, the true spirit of humorous anecspeak out, and pledge themselves boldly to dote, he appears very deficient in Bosthe indefensible right of hereditary regency,

well's close imitation of Johnson's if they please, and stand to it. But if that language. What we find here is rarely

444 Review.-Nichols's Literary Illustrations, vol. VI. [Ma y, Johnsonian ; it is even now and then Emanuel College, Cambridge, at the rulgar. On one occasion, when in recommendation of Sir John Coron of Trinity College library, Mr. Turner Madingley, near Cambridge, an intiinfornis us thai Dr. Johnson took up a male friend of his father, and a pear folio, which proved to be the Polyhisior relation by the mother's side. Sir of Morhoff, and on opening, ihe vo- John, and Mr. Chafin's mo:her, he lame, exclaimed, “ Here is the book

says, were “grandchildren of Alder. upon which all my fame was originally man Parsons, the greatest brewer of founded; when I had read this book, porter in London in those days; who I could teach my lutors." Now, in when he was Lord Mayor, at his great the first place, we would remark that city feast had twenty sons and daugh. no part of Dr. Johnson's fame could

ters grown up, silting at table with be founded on the Polyhistor, a work him, of which he was no doubt a little of bibliography, a study in which Dr. proud; but such is the mutability of Johnson was very deficient, and in the huinan affairs, that not one male heir second place, there is no edition of of the family of the name of Parsons is Morhoff

' in folio. The best, it is well now in exis'ence." known, is in 2 vols. 410, 1747. There Mr. Chafin met with encourageare, however, many remarks in Mr. ment at Cambridge from varions men Turner's letters, particularly those ad- of eminence, and prosecuted his studies dressed to the late Mr. Nichols, wbich with great success. After being adshow much critical taste, and contri milled into holy orders, he was prebute to enrich this volume. We par- sented to the vicarage of St. Mary ricularly allude to his “ Prolegomena Magdalen in Taunton, Somersetshire, 10 Alexander's Feast," and his “ An- which he held by dispensation with swer to the criticism of Dr. Knox.” the rectory of Lidlinch, in the county Nor will the extracts from his manu. of Dorsel, the gift of his own father, script volume, entitled “ Nugæ Ca- more than forty years. noræ," be read without interest.

Mr. Chatin reiained so much of his The Editors inform us that the Bio. early education, or rather no-education, graphical Memoirs in this volume have as to become a sportsman of great celein many cases been compiled from a briiy, and this part of his character in. variety of sources, and are therefore ge- troduces us to an anecdote too curious nerally (and, we think, very justly) to be omitted. entitled io the terin original.

" The

Some few years before I retired to autobiography," they add, “ of Mr. Trumpington, his Royal Highness the Prince Williain Chafin, a' clerical country of Wales occupied Mr. Sturt's superb mansquire, who in his old age turned au- sion and large domains at Critchill, about thor, after a life spent in pursuits of a

three miles from Chettle. I was introduced very opposite character, will be found to his Royal Highness's notice by Mr. lo possess many of the charms usually Churchill of Hanbury, a confidant of his characteristic of that description of Royal Highness, and I believe chief manager writing.” That of Mr. Chafin is, in

of his Household at Critchill; and I was

recommended by hiin as a proper person to truth, not only one of the most amusing lives, but one of the most amusing

execute a commission for his Royal Highnarratives of life, which we ever re

ness, no way political, but merely relative meinber to bave met with. It must,

to fox-hunting. His Royal Highuess wished

to extend his hunting conntry, but was unhowever, be read entire, for we are at willing to do so without the consent of some a loss how to convey a proper idea of gentlemen, who were confederates in keepthe author's singularities 'by eithering another pack of fox-hounds, and hunted abridgment or extract.

in the country which his Royal Highness Mr. Chafin's youth appears to have wished to add to the Critchill Hunt. "I was been much neglected. From some

honoured and entrusted by his Royal Highstrange circumstances here detailed, ness with a commission to negotiate this when he reached his fifteenth year, he important business, in which I used my best was a poor, saw, ignorant yours, withe endeavours, but I had persons to deal with out having acquired any classical know- though they were all intimate acquaintances,

of tempers not very compliant; and, alledge whatever. Another year, noto

I could not prevail upon them to grant my withstanding these defects, was spent suit in full. During this negotiation, which in following sports of the field, but no lasted some time, I had several private conschool-book was looked into the whole ferences with his Royal Highness ; and time.

He tells us he was then sent 10 when he was absent from Critcbill for a 1831.] Review.-Nichols's Literary Illustrations, vol. VI. 445 short time, he condescended to write several justice to grant him a search warrant for letters to ne on the subject; and, although stolen gouds! But this would be a real I could not succeed so well in my embassy fact." as I wished, and the Prince expected, yet he

The biographers of George IV. (and never laid any blame on me, but I was taken such have been as industrious as old more into favour than before, and was invited to attend his Royal Highness in his newspapers can make theni) will regret field sports, both in hunting and shooting;

that ihis anecdote has been so long and to enable me to attend him in the kept from them, but it may not yet be former, he made me a present of a very fine

too late, and will certainly be consihunter. At that time, Mr. Napier, whom dered of as great importance and origiI have before mentioned, was taken much nulity as any with which they have notice of by his Royal Highness. He was a illustrated the character of our late spirited lad, and rode a very fleet poney of amiable monarch. his own, of the New Forest breed, which This sketch of Mr. Chafin's life was cost him four guineas ; and he was in at written in 1816. “ At that time," he the death of many foxes after fine runs with

says, in a letter to Mr. Nichols, my the Prince's hounds.

life, although a domestic one (for Í “ About this time, a very remarkable cir- have never been more than 100 miles cumstance took place. One morning his from my birth-place, in the course of a Royal Highness called upon me alone, with

very long life) has been attended with out any attendant, isot even one servant, and desired ine to take his information for a rob. peculiarities somewhat uncommon, and

ihe situation. I at this time stand in bery, and to grant him a search warrant. He insisted on my administering the oath

is so very particular, that it is imposto him, which I reluctantly did; and he in- sible for any other person to be in the formed me, that the head groom of his

same, for I believe that I am the oldest stables had his trunk broken open in the member of the University of Cam. night, and u watch and many valuable articles bridge, the oldest Clergyman in the stolen and carried away; and that it was diocese of Bristol, and the oldest masuspected that they were concealed in such gistrate in the county of Dorset ; of and such places, and that he chose to come the two laiter I am certain, but out of himself, lest an aların may be given and the so many thousands there possibly may goods removed. His Royal Highness sat be a senior Member of the University, by my side, while I filled up a search war

but on the strictest inquiry I can hear raut, which his Royal Highness hastened

of no one.” For a minuie history of home with, and saw the execution of it himself; the goods were found in the suspected of Cranborne Chase," we must refer

his only publication, the “ Anecdotes places, a nest of thieves were detected, and

to the work before us. He died at all brought to condign punishment. Should his Royal Highness become Sovereign, as

Cheitie, in the mansion of his ances. by the grace of God he may soon be, what tors, at the age of 86, Aug. 14, 1818. a strange story it will be to tell, that a King He was the last male heir of his family. of Great Britain did apply to a poor country

(To be continued.)

FINE ARTS.
ROYAL ACADEMY.

quent of tongues! That they are the ornaApril 30. The anniversary dinner, pre- ment of prosperous fortune and the solace paratory to the opening of the sixty-third Ex- of adverse, give a zest to our daily toil, and hibition of the Royal Academy, took place watch with us through the sleepless night, this day. The Ministers of State, foreign enliven the solitude of the country, and tranMinisters and Consuls, and a great assemblage quillize the bustle and turmoil of the town of the nobility, were present. The Lord all this is true, but it is not the whole Chancellor, in returning thanks on the truth. All this they do, and much more. part of the invited guests when their health The fine arts are great improvers of manwas proposed, made the following just and kind; they are living sources of refinement eloquent observations :

-the offspring, indeed, of civilization ; but, “i This is, indeed, not more a display of like her of Greece whose piety they have so the triumph of the fine arts than of the often commemorated, nourishing the parent deep interest which the most distinguished from whom their existence was derived, classes of the community take in their pro- softening and humanizing the characters of gress ; and well they may! Of those pur- men-assuaging the fierceness of the wilder suits what has not been said, what pane- passions ; substituting calm and harmless gyrics not pronounced, hundreds, almost enjoyment for more perilous excitementthousands, of years ago, by the most elo- maintaining the innocent intercourse of pa

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