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Bourdaloue, when he desired to create more than ordinary sensation in the pulpit, always used to excite himself to vigour by being energetically played-to on the violin, while he violently danced about his room, and so got his spirit into play before he gravely ascended to the pulpit. We are still too young to require such factitious stimulant; the public needs only to visit us with increasing favour to find increase of useful service and unwearied zeal at the hands of their true and faithful
MINOR CORRESPONDENCE. . MR. URBAN,—When it was determined bition of execrable taste, the latter is the that the body of the Duke of Wellington deliberate perpetration of extravagant Pushould be deposited in St. Paul's Cathedral, ritanism. Displeased with a small demi. it was at once supposed that it would be figure of St. Matthew, in a south window laid side by side with that of our great of the south aisle of the pretty church of Naval Hero, which already occupied the Lydiard Milicent, in Wiltshire, the zeal central spot of that great structure, be- of the minister has excited him to have neath the sarcophagus originally made for the head taken out and its place supplied Wolsey's tombhouse at Windsor. It was by a circular piece of yellow-coloured found, however, on the eve of the funeral, glass! This half-way sort of sensitiveness that Nelson's tomb had already been en- only makes the enormity the more flagrant. croached upon in the year 1835, when the I am as hotly opposed to the pranks of body of his brother William Earl Nelson Puseyism, to resuscitated medieval mumwas placed within it. This circumstance, meries, and to preaching much of “ The it is understood, formed the difficulty Church" and but little of "The Gospel," which has prevented the completion of the as the lowest of Low.churchmen can be. Great Duke's interment.
Disgusted too with the monotonous howlIn a book of local topography recently ing of the Litany, &c. in our cathedrals, I published, --Mr. Pulman's "Book of the have very frequently been tempted to exAxe," I find, in an account of Cricket St. claim that, were it not for the architecture Thomas, in Somersetshire, the parish and the monuments, I should wish these church of Lord Bridport, a statement that nurseries of priestly presumption razed to "there is a very interesting and beautifully the dust. Nevertheless something is due executed monument of white marble, [the to archæology, and such ultra-iconoclastic sculptor's name is not given], against the intemperance as that of the minister of north wall of the chancel, to the memory Lydiard Milicent would, if honestly car. of the Rev. William Earl Nelson, Duke ried out, hail the burning of the best works of Bronté, and father of the present Lady of Rafaelle and Guido, break up the Greek Bridport. It consists of a full-length and Egyptian idols in the Museum, and reclining figure of the Earl, in canonicals, smash every pane of ancient stained glass contemplating an ascending angel above, to be found in our churches, and holding, in one hand, an open book.
I am, &c. L. The countenance is remarkably fine. An MR. URBAN,--Some clerical reader of inscription sets forth that the Earl was your Magazine, resident in London or the born on April 20, 1757, and died February suburbs, could I think assist me in the 28, 1835, and that his remains are depo- following matter. The poet Mallet marsited in St. Paul's cathedral, by the side ried his second wife in October, 1742: for of those of his brother, the celebrated two years previously he lived in the parish Admiral." On reading this, the question of Chiswick : where he lived before 1740 will at once occur to every one, Why should I know not. I want to find out the time not the remains of this worthy member of and place of the death of his first wife, the Church Militant be translated from which probably was not many years prior their present unauthorised position, and to 1742.
Yours, &c. D. placed beneath his own "beautifully ex A. A. who is desirous for information ecuted monument?”
respecting the family of Pickering, of TichYours, &c. N. marsh, co. Northampton, has of course [We believe this matter is now settled, consulted Bridges's History of Northampthe coffin of the Duke of Wellington tonshire. We should willingly bave inhaving been recently removed from where serted his queries if they had not been it rested above the sarcophagus of Nelson's mislaid. tomb to a spot some twenty yards more to Errata.--Sept. p. 307, for “the present" the east, where our great Military Hero will read the late Lord Monson ; and the Earl now have a tomb of his own.-EDIT.] of Aylesford brother-in-law to the late
MR. URBAN,- In your November num- Earl of Warwick. er you gave insertion to an account of P. 630. The Earl of Kenmare was in me strangely barbarous treatment to his
64th, not in bis 66th year. hich one or two mural slabs in Folke. P. 642. For Ashford Lodge, read Ashone Church have been subjected. I can fold Lodge.
w furnish your pages with another case P. 644. Mr. Baring Wall died unmarsimilar Vandalism. But there is this ried, and his large estates descend to a fference ; the former is merely an exhi- nephew.
THE LADY ELIZABETH A PRISONER AT WOODSTOCK.
State Papers relating to the Custody of the Princess Elizabeth at Woodstock in 1554,
being Letters between Queen Mary and her Privy Council and Sir Henry Bedingfield, Knt. of Oxburgh, Norfolk. Communicated by the Rev. C. R. Manning, M.A. to the Papers of the Norfolk and Norwich Archäological Society.
WHILST the Lady Elizabeth, after necessary result of the relative position wards our illustrious Protestant Queen, of her sister and herself. Mary was was the subject of her sister Mary, she the possessor of the throne, and child. was not exempt from a share of those less; Elizabeth was the next heir in persecutions which visited less exalted expectancy. This circumstance alone, professors of the Reformed religion; at a time when all parties and factions and Foxe, the historian of the Martyrs, bad their mainspring in personal claims, has not failed to commemorate the sum was quite sufficient to excite distrust, of her sufferings, and to place them in unless the sisters had been perfectly the most piteous and lamentable as united in sentiment and opinions, and pect. It has now, however, been well devoted to the accomplishment of the ascertained, by the researches of suc same objects. But this they neither cessive historical inquirers, that in this were by age or education, nor would story, as in others, Foxe's zeal carried the world allow them to become so. him into gross exaggeration; and rea Mary was the ostensible head of a relisonable exception might be taken to gious revolution : Elizabeth the sole Elizabeth being classed as a religious stay of the smothered but widely-spread martyr at all, for whilst, on the one aspirations of those who had embraced band, she was at this period too in in sincerity the pure doctrines of the tensely alarmed for her personal safety Gospel. to be particularly contumacious in re All the children of Henry the Eighth, spect of religious observances, so, on though each born of different mothers, the other, it is evident that her treat- appear to have been brought up in ment resulted entirely from urgent kindly intercourse with one another ; political causes, involving the security and even to have reciprocated with of Queen Mary's person and govern- affection the attentions of their last ment, and not from any purely religi- step-mother, Queen Katharine Parr. ous questions. We are now enabled, But their friendly intercourse was conby the recent publication of some siderably checked and impaired during authentic documents connected with the reign of King Edward by the reliElizabeth's imprisonment, to review gious, political, and personal jealousies the narrative which Foxe and his fol. of their councillors and adherents. lowers have given of its incidents, and At the death of King Edward, the we feel sure that any fresh information attempted diversion of the succession, on so interesting a portion of our his. commenced, but not fully accomplished, tory will at once engage the attention by the Dukes of Northumberland and of our readers.
Suffolk, placed the interests of the two The jealousy with which the Lady sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, in a comElizabeth was regarded, was the almost munity of danger, and appeared for a