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The average degrees of Temperature, from observations made at eight o'clock morning, are 36-22 100ths; those of the corresponding month in the year 1811 40-22 100ths; in 1810, 39-45 100ths; in 1809, 50-56 100ths; in 1808, 33-66 10 in 1807, 33 46 100ths; in 1906, 37-94 100ths; in 1805, 40-20 100ths; and in 36-33 100ths,

The quantity of Rain fallen this month is equal to 2 inches 72 100ths; that corresponding month in the year 1811, was 1 inch 65 100ths; in 1810, 0 inch 100ths; in 1909, 1 inch 27 100ths; in 1808, 35 100ths; in 1807, 0 inches 34 10 in 1806, 1 inch 67 100ths; in 1805, 6 inches 98 100ths; and in 1804, 1 inch 80 1

METEOROLOGICAL TABLE for April 1812. By W. CARY, Strand Height of Fahrenheit's Thermometer.

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,

For APRIL

1812.

Mr. URBAN,

April 3. Tmemorial was proposed at SandHE following design for a public

wich in Kent, for the late Mr. Boys, the learned and ingenious Historian of that antient town and port, soon after his decease; but has since been superseded for a monument erected by his family, with the Latin Epitaph inserted in your last, p. 238, of which I subjoin a translation I was favoured with by a gentleman residing in that place. Emblematic figures of Genius and Science, presenting to Time a Portrait or Medallion of the Deceased, with a Scroll affixed to it bearing these lines: "Accept, O venerable Sire

Of all the ages past,
This portrait of our favour'd Son;
Preserve it to the last.
Inscribe in thy records his name,

Which we ordain shall live,
Who in his day deserv'd that famé
Which our decree can give.
Let it peculiar honours gain

In this distinguish'd place, Which bis historic pen describes, And which his talents grace." Inscription on the base or pedestal (being now part of the epitaph:) "To the respected memory of WILLIAM BOYS, Esq. Fellow of the Antiquarian and Linnean Societies; of an

qutient and illustrious family of Bon

nington and Fredville in this county.

He was born at Deal; which he left, and established himself in this Town, where he practised Surgery and Medicine from his youth to an advanced period of life: He was a Jurat of this Town and Port forty-two years, and twice filled the office of Mayor. During the performance of the duties of his profession, and of his public station, he cultivated Polite Literature with success. Natural History, the Remains of Antiquity, and especially the Civil and Parochial Records of the Town and Port of Sandwich, were elucidated by the force of bis genius and the depth of his learning.

the strictest integrity, adorned his life. He died on the 15th day of March, 1803, aged 68 years."

The proposed public memorial was not carried into execution; but an elegant mural monument has beca erected in the chancel of the parish church of St. Clement, at Sandwich, by the Family of the deceased, with an inscription in Latin, of which the foregoing is a translation (omitting the verses which are applicable only to the emblematic design) with the following conclusion:

"He married his first wife in the year 1759, Elizabeth Wise, the daughter of a gentleman in this town; she died in the year 1761, and was buried in the church of St. Peter: his second wife, whom he married in 1762, was Jane, daughter of Thomas Fuller, gent. of Statenborough, in the Hamlet of Eastry, in this county, who died in 1783, and lies buried in the same grave with her husband. By the former, he had issue one son William Henry, and one daughter Elizabeth; by the latter six sons and three daughters of these, Elizabeth and Sarah have departed this life some time. since; but the others survive, and have consecrated this tablet to the memory of a beloved Father." W. B.

SALE OF THE ROXBURGH LIBRARY.

Alection is doomed to come under the hammer; and before the expira tion of next month, a part of it will have been thus disposed of. The sale, if report speaks true, will commence about the middle of May; and already the thoughtful brows of the speculative, and the rash resolves of the wealthy,

T this extraordinary col,

"Give dreadful note of preparation."

The bibliomaniacal world is burn. ing for Catalogues; which Mr. Nicol (like a skilful huntsman exhibiting the fox above the reach of the hounds) holds out in contemplation

he perceives that hope deferred makes every heart sick.' What bustle, joy, and vexation, will be evinced when the Catalogue issues forth Here a lover of Romances will be starring his Lancelot du Lac; and there a treasurer of Old Poetry will be ticking off his Wynkyns and Pynsons! The Italian Cognoscenti will be madder than the maddest; and the favourite' Boccaccio will cause a sigh to heave from every breast. What a scene for the pencil of the author of the Bibliographical Romance* to delineate! Such a day, or rather sale, will not have been witnessed since the time of James West. [Some particulars in our next.]

Mr. URBAN,

EVE

PHILEMON.

April 3.

VER auxious to correct errors, I, beg leave to mention one which appears in the "History of Leicestershire;" where it is stated, on the (generally accurate) authority of the Rev. S. Carte," that the High Sheriff of Leicestershire pays annually to the Earl of Stamford 107. for licence to come into the Hundred of Sparken hoe, to execute any part of his office." On this a professional gentleman of great respectability at Leicester says,

"No such payment is made, or was, I believe, ever before heard of; I have served the office of Under Sheriff myself, and seen it executed several times; and have also inquired of most of the Practisers here who have served it; and all say the same thing. What could give rise to the idea I cannot conceive, unless by some blunder respecting a payment, made by the Sheriff to the Steward of the. Honor of Leicester, for the liberty of executing process within the Duchy of Lancaster, which, you know, includes or extends over considerable portions of the County, and I believe, more or less, all the Hundreds, which payment used to be 87. till lately, when it was raised to, I believe, about 201. If you can devise any means of rectifying this mistake, I, and all I have talked with, hope and trust you will; as otherwise it may ros sibly some time or other produce mischief, besides, at all events, now opera.. ting against the credit of the work itself; to preserve which there is no one of your subscribers more anxious than, Yours, &c. C. L."

* See a description of the Roxburgh Sale, hy anticipation, in the Bibliomania, p.119.

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This notice may suffice for the present. With the General Index to the History (which is diligently preparing, and will be very extensive) shall be given such material additions and corrections as may be communicated. I should be much obliged to any descendant of Bp. STILLINGFLEET, who will favour me with a good pedigree of that respectable Family, for the "HISTORY OF DORSETSHIRE,”The Bishop was twice married. By the first wife he had Edward, father of Benjamin, the celebrated Naturalist. by the second, he had James, Dean of Worcester, who died in 1746. Dr. Robert Stillingfleet, the Dean's son, was a Prebendary of Durham; and died at Bristol in 1759% Had be any other sons? Is there any Epitaph for the Dean, or for the Prebendary, either at Worcester, Durham, or Bristol? What Relation was Edward, who died in 1777 ? J. NICHOLS.

P. S. Allow me to add, that the "Literary Anecdotes" are completed at the press, with the exception of two or three sheets of “additions,” and wait only for some additional Portraits, and the " Index," which an unusual temporary press of business unavoidably delays for a few weeks. Yours, &c. J. N..

Mr. URBAN, Worksop, April 13. "AT in the pan."-An unknown

Correspondent imagines, very naturally, that it is corrupted frøm cate in the pan."-Those are the very words of Dr. Johnson (see his Dictionary); and they certainly allude, to Paul Gemsege, i, e. Samuel Pegge: but, as Mr. Dowland, in your last, p. 228, seems to think that "much to give way to a deficiency of both, reading and some ingenuity" ought how far his pretensions should. Be supported is the subject of this paper.

It is not my disposition to be witty; and if any thing I shall advance wears that complexion, I beg it may be considered as merely illustrative of the subject.

Mr. Gemsege, your old Correspondent, vol. XXIV. p. 66, tells us the meaning of cat ith pan is the changing of sides in politics or religion, that the turning of a cake in a pan very aptly expresses this, or, as we otherwise might say, turning one's coat" but Mr. Gemsege no where.

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