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THE

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,

AND

HISTORICAL CHRONICLE,

FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, 1831.

VOLUME CI.

(BEING THE TWENTY-FOURTH OF A NEW SERIES.)

PART THE FIRST.

PRODESSE & DELECTARE.

E PLURIBUS UNUM.

BY SYLVANUS URBAN, GENT.

London:

PRINTED BY J. B. NICHOLS AND SON, 25, PARLIAMENT STREET;
WHERE LETTERS ARE PARTICULARLY REQUESTED TO BE SENT, POST-PAID ;.
AND SOLD BY JOHN HARRIS,

AT THE CORNER OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, LUDGATE STREET; BY G. G. BENNIS, 55 RUE
NEUVE ST. AUGUSTIN, PARIS; AND BY PERTHES AND BESSER, HAMBURGH.

1831.

LIBRARY

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
DAVIS

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*Monumental Effigy of Archbishop Tregury, in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin......... 198

Plan of the Improvements near Charing Cross...................

*The New Buildings in West Strand.

*The Lowther Arcade.......

Miscellaneous Antiquities, consisting of Coins, Rings, &c..................................

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View of Shermanbury Place, Sussex.........................

*Earthen Jar found in a Danish Fort at Ballyvolane near Cork ....

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Leebotwood Church, Shropshire........

Longnor Chapel, Shropshire.........

Clifton Suspension Bridge..........

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*Ancient Sculpture of St. George, in the Porch of Ruerdean Church, Gloucestershire 404

All Saints' Church, Poplar............

West Hackney Church

Monument of Laurence Seymour at Higham Ferrars......

*The Grave of Bishop Ken at Frome, Somersetshire.

Cowthorp Oak, Yorkshire.

*Roman Antiquities found at Crendon in Buckinghamshire.........................

........ 489

ib.

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548

577

580, 581

PREFACСЕ.

ON an occasion so interesting to the Editors as the completion of their HUNDREDTH VOLUME, they were induced (in the Preface to the first part of that Volume), to enter somewhat at length into the history of the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE; accompanied by remarks on the various kinds of information to be found in the long series of their labours. To that Preface, to avoid repetition, they beg leave confidently to refer their readers. It exhibits the principles by which the Gentleman's Magazine has always been governed; and those principles will still continue to influence its conductors.

Warmly attached as they are to the Crown, Religion, Laws, and Institutions of their country, they cannot conceal their anxiety in these stirring times. After so many thousands of lives have been sacrificed, and millions of treasure expended, it is melancholy to reflect that the overthrow of the great Tyrant of France has not effected the main object for which it was intended-the re-establishment of permanent peace, on the bases of Religion and Loyalty. Napoleon, by suppressing Anarchy through Despotism, controlled the insurrectionary spirit; nor would he have suffered such a spirit to have been dominant in Flanders, Italy, Spain, Portugal, or Poland. It is very true that he would have made the population soldiers fighting under the banners of France; but no soldiers, because they are dependent men, are or can be real republicans, in conduct or action. If we have extinguished the despotism of Napoleon, we have only resuscitated the spirit of insubordination which existed before he attained eminence, and though we have captured the French artillery, their mines have exploded; while the vain nation has achieved the moral conquest of influencing the opinions of the people of all countries, and of rousing a physical action utterly invincible. It would be premature to hazard a prognostication concerning events, which have made all Europe a volcano in eruption. Placing our trust in a superior Power, we wait the results.

Nor will we indulge in commonplace, concerning the tendency of a democratic spirit when in contention with aristocracy. We shall only

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