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nate them; and the very Society may, to fix on the very learned and worthy from motivos of various intereti, let in gentleman who hos, Mr. Criran, in anong them men who will glory in your Miscellany, thus favoured us with such extermination. The reduction of his thoughts, what should be the fate of ahe letter-prets may be advitable, but the publication alluded 10. As I am the scale of the engravings (hould you patronized by a part of the Society, who be deparied from. It is not to be tip- iliok more of the architectural meriis pored the House of Comnions, who of our Cathedrals, and lets of an achave permited one of our fineli monu- rance of their fubferiprions to forward menis 10 be pulled to pieces and disti- , the work of their illustiration, than hin gured, would content io vote a fun in “ I have in my eye;" | think it expedia aid of the expence of engraving Gothic eni, in duy in chent, and in justice to architecture, particularly the ecclefie myself, to inform your correlpondent, afiical part of it. And, though they and that particular disition of members have tored the printing of Catalogues who supported him on the faid deof MS libraries and records, they have baring vight, ille caules wisy and not voted the publication of them; and wherefore the engravings of the Cathethe curious niuft depend on the want of drals are given in the world in the taste of the incurious to get, even for way newn in those of Exeter, Bach, inoney, a copy of these articles, so ina and Durhain. tereluing to the publick at large.

As the Views, Elevations, Plans, But why dwell on the errors of these &c. of our Cathedrals, introduced into measures, when it may be, from the the Monafticon, Commy Histories, and civil wars just breaking out in the faid other delcriplive writings, in detached Society, their progress may be totally prints, and the like, were brought out lioppel ? The few men of science on tuch (mall-sized plates merely to preamong them may be frighted away, as renţ ihe inals of each building under the delay of publishing communications difcuflion, or as piciurefque appeardeters úhem from making them, and ances produced by the thill of the leads then to prefer your quick delivery Artili, in a certain dilpotal of light to the tardy manæuvres of an Anuiquary and shade toward what is callerler. Society Council.— without a leader. fect"in drawing ; an effect of What shall we say to that procrastina. that kind we perceive when gazing tion in submitting the Rosetta inscripc on an object with the eves half tion to the world at large, when the open, in a fort of dim fascination on rest of Europe, from France to Sweden, the senses, whereby we catch a momenare in potleifion of exemplars, and have tary gleam of the lublime; fuch fort of sent out elucidations? To what pur- penicilled performancus tending more to pole send to the two Universities calis in accredit the inodern Delineator than the platier, to be locked up in cases, and antient Architect. Hence it was condelay the publication of the explana- ceived as an awérraking to the honour rious already offered ? Mr. Urban has of the country (originating, if I am int the merit of bolding a Society of Anti- mifinformell, with Majeliy itself) for quaries in forma minore; and long way the Society of Animaries io bring out the Gentieman's Magazine be the reci- a series of the Cathedrals by Plans, pient of discoveries of which ila Con- Elevations, and dewil of paris; not ductor is fo communicative.

alone to pleate the eye by the beauties Yours, &c. · AN ANTIQUARY. of the whole display, but to give infor

mation and infruction to the riling Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 4. generation of Antiquaries and Archie DERUSING your' correfpondent icctural Profeflors. It was considered 1181) on the publication of our Cathe- their deligns fich an endless variety of drals by the Society of Antiquaries; parts, to give the long line of each elemy mind was carried back, jo that vation, both externally and internally evening lau Spring, when the proposal (exhibiting in fuch elevations at every respecting the angmentation of the con- ten, ar tfieen feet fome material ribuiiansotibe members, in aid of this change in the architectural parts), bburbinels was de baresh in their meeting, not in partial and mutilated compila. boom ;, where there identical ideas were rions, as ad viled, Mr. Urban, bv your held forth for the same reasons, and correfpondent, but to fuck a fcale that for the same purpoles. I am at no loss the leading charaçiers might be rene

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dered conspicuous and imelligible. Eaft India Company's thip Findoftan, Aud, further, it was concluded, that, Edward Balfton, Esq. Captain, have by adding examples of the ups appeared in molt of the public prints, Tights in a divilion of the feveral and even in your generally accurate itories, the momwents, screens, and Miscellany, you may perhaps pot obdecorations moti worthy of n:rice to a ject to the infertion of the following second or more enlarged scale than the correct stateinent of that lamentable general one, the whole collection difatter. would come nuore fuistactory to the During the fevere of gale of wind at attention und ftudy of the real admis East, which commenced on Sunday, rers and profesional immitators of our January, the 9th, until Tuesday afterNational Architecture, than if the illus- noon, the Ilindulian, which was at Lration were devoid of fuch veceitary anchor in the Queen's Channell, off and useful details.

Margate, apparently rode in fafuý till Woat futile objections, what an. the clofe of that day, when the gale Counded arguments, do inen make ule appeared fomewhat abated. Soon after of to discountenance an undertaking, five in the evening, the flashes of guns when they themselves are adverle to che were oblerved from the ship, and pursuit! 'I do not hesitate to say your were continued 'at' uncertain intercorrespondent's propofitions, Mr. 'Ur- vals will afier ten. The fuppofition ban, betray a mind of too confined a of our mariners was, that the Hindola scope to be concerned in a business of tan had tlood in need of aflistance from thai magnitade, fuch as the bringing the India yacht, which was in attendinto public notice the glories of our ance, and from her leaving off firing antient religious edifices. His ellay, that it had been afforded. However, I fufpect, has other ends in view ; 10 from the state of the wind and the tea, lefs an aim than to do away entirely lo it was iinpoffible for any boats to put noile an undertaking. But why have off from our harbour iill pait twelve recourle to a plaufibie, an ambiguous, o'clock, when the Lord Nelson, mana circuitons route, to undermine the ned with 16 brave fellows (among cause? Why, Mr. Urban, does not whom was one of her owners, John this masked friend come forward and Brothers, and at whole folicitation openly avow his purpole? let him they principally wenty) put off froin expreis his doults ihai I am incompe. the pier, at the hazard of their lives lent to the employ of firveying and and the risk of their boat, and providrawing from our Cathedrals; let him dentially reached the ship foon after hint that any experience and accuracy two in the morning, little fufpecting in point of laying down their arrange to find her in the diltrelling and deploments, and aligning to each its due rable state which they then beheld; appropriation, is much to be fufpected, her main and mizen masts gone, with and highly to be centirred; and, when the greatelt part of her bull under wabringing forth his proofs, let him oun ter, and unaccompanied by the yacht, that he has not my welfare at heart. which had attended her before dark. Buit Then will the motives of his dillike to oh ! how were the feelings of our brave the publication appear in their true co- neighbours touched (as they had fuplours; not to the large size of the pa poted the floop had preferred the crew) per, type, the finallnefs of the hiltoric on their nearer approach, to behold part, or to the “rabble" bis fellows, an 'thie bows of the ship, and what rigging order (whereby. he is pleated to dislin- reinained, blackened with the bodies guith the late elected members; we how- of the distretled fufferers; and when ever fuppose he excepts certain princes, within hail, the cries of the unfortunate sukes, lords, knighıs, &c. &c.) ; but to 'beings caused tears to bedew those faces, me, who am so great an obtiruction in the which are not wont to turn pale when way of those who bow to the new syf- they are frequently exposed to the aptein of altering and improving the Ca, proach of death in his most terrific mhedral Churches of this kingdom. forms. But words eadpot describe Yours, &c.

J.C their feelings, any more than their pru

dence and intrepidity in approaching : Mr. URBAN, Margate, Fel. 7. the wreck; fuffice it to say, that after

S the most erroneous accounts, as encouraging the crew, and enforcing circumftances, of the lots of the Hon. tion, which were immediately com


plied with, and were inanifett from Thty then entieavoured to form fome the men obeying their oflicers, they ralis, but there were no tooner trulted fùcceeded, afier a more painful anxiety, to the waves than they were beat to and fatigue of more than four hours, pieces: no other, refource was then ata in relcuing all the surviving officers, forded but of fecuring theinfelses on contiiting at the captain, pilot, mates, the little rigging that yet remained ;' atid men, to the amount together of and after suffering the greatetë hareithip one hundred and eight perfons, with, from the inclemency of ihe weather the lots of only two more, who drop-. and the violence of the lea, daring live pied pali the brit and were drowned ; , or fix lours, when even the hairs oi as téveral others had done, and were their heads, were cloned with icieles, with great dificulty lared. When they were rescued as above described. they had gouien the greatett part of Before the late of the crew were reltheie on-board their boat, and day- cued from the wreck, the ship hari light was come, the yacht returned io parted in iwo, and is fince entirely the ship, and alliked in laving the few gone to pieces; but, through the perfethat then remained on the wreck, be- lerance and indefatigable labour of the ing Mr. Turner, the fecond officer, cuilors from this and the neighbouring and 20 men: In that 129 mey were poris, a very contilerable part of her faved out of the crew of 1483; the fof lading luas been recovered from the ferers therefore were 14. persons, the bottom of the deep; and amongli the greatest part of you were livept from reli, about 11,6001. worth of dollars, ihe rafi, when they allempted to leave which have been fitely lodgel in the thip betore the arrival of the boat, Meffis. Cobb's hands. The place and among whom the largeon, cook, where the liruck was on the wedge of Mr. Clark parlenger*, and it is feared Margate faud, almoli directly off that all the midthipuen but one, were in: port, at she diliance of aboui ten miles cluded.

from the shore. About, one o'clock on Wednesday No blame can, polfihly, attach eitfiet they landed them all in lafety at Whit to the captain, the pilot, or the inen, fiahle, bletied with the grateful thanks as the accident was totally unforeseen; of thele more than 100 men, thus provie and every person, when it had hapa dentially retoued from the borom of pened, conducted himself with the the aweful deep. Ji is hoped, and in greatest propriely, and used every exo deed expected, that the Eali India ertion for the preservation of the ship, Compavy will handsomely reward t and the good of the fervice on which thele brave fixteen men, who have they were employed.

Z. C. thus faved the lives of, luch a confiderable mumber of citizens, and thereby TIJE PROJECTOR. No XV. foregowe the opportuning of awafline Í SHALL dedicate the whole of this conliderable , which swim- paper to uring about ihein in all dircitious.

or three correlpondents. . ļi appears the Ilindolion had nearly To the AUTHOR of the PROJECTOR. rode out the lee-tide well; and the pilot

Sin, thinking it necellary to heave-in the I am convinced I need not inform a cable to prevent the ship railing on the Projector of your turn, that much of fand, on the ruru of ihe ride the at the phrafertogy of the kinglish language tempt was made ; but a fudden squall is metaphorical, and borrowed froia coming on, it was found the had taken the mott. commou, and, whai tome the ground. Every ettort being inef- reckon, the molt vulgar irades and or fectual io get her off, the main and cupations. This you must be fenfible mizen mati were cat by the board, and is the case, every time you act cana the boals got over the lide, brt, were didly and alove l'oard, and every time immediately

, tiayed when they came in that in handling a subject, sou chute contact with the tides of ihe vellèl. 10 take fresh grounds or avoid intera

larding your inattet.' with digreffione, * Mr. Cirk's hogy has since been found in the wreck, and was interred at and thereby breaking tke thread of your

discourse. Margate by his brother. Another aff ating circumitance in Mr. Claik's family

Among these borrowed állations happened on the very same day as the loss which we have pregled into the come of the thip, in the death of his father in mon service, there is one in every London.

body's mouth and applied to žiany aii$ They have given sou guineas. EDIT:



thors of the last and present generation, their beauty, or foppafest beauty, dease and this is niet wb we lay that they from any defect is de regului ilkery havecoined new words. At whattimethis from the authorized mins. liberty was firki taken with the drint, And this, by the way, fuguesis to I know t; ic tap, perhaps, becos, me a previous quefion, and of more eval with the mini miell. Our coin- importance thrm ever that of tho age, it is well known, was greatly, te privilege of coining : 1 nean, whether formed io King William's reign, when there is tueh a defect in our regular sire mill was adopted infiead of the circulating tpecie, as to oblige us kornumer : but perhaps the plurale evin- call in any part for re-coining, of ing words mav, as I have trimed, be to have reerurte to an entire new coin much ofter; for, froin the way in which age? This question teears to be delerfome of our new words are mercuitra, mived in the attirative by various from the want of a clear licad, a legilde clafles of people, and, in general, by ali injeriprion, and a proper reverse, we may who readily adopt whatever new-coinsect fry with as much propriety that they words apvear, whoever may have beert are huasime red, as that they are willed. their inventors.

But in whatever wav iliis queition People of fashion, in particular, have may be determined, I am as fond of a set of new words, very shining and Jimilitude as Jolin Bunyan, and can- polished in appearance, which obtain not therefore but discover many beau- among them a large circulation, howa a ties in comparing the manufacture of ever unhapely and uncounth they nay

& new word to the operations of the feem in the eves of collectors, and als dfint, fiece fome words are evided though they are refused in all legal tenwhich are really “ as good as gold," ders. They are admirably alapted, while others are not worth more than however, for the truttick of certaisi counterfeits, and can only pass among great honlės in Pall Mall and St. ne numer. And as there are tome cuins Jahres's fireet, and from their being i which cm only be found in the cabic very'widely circulated, in loafe change.

mets of the curious, or in the pockets by certain female Bankers avd leckered of the rich, so there are fome of our Counteffes *, they are, in compliant mtu wotds which become the mouths with a very customary pronunciatioú, Ouly of ile learned or the great. known by the naixe of Brim-igams.

But, Ir. Projeétor, you cannot be Persons in a lower rank of life, wlio ignorant that the practice of coining content themselves with the matters new words has occasioned many dil of fashion at second-hand, have like putes in the learned world, wlielievery wife a pretty extentive coinage of lover of peace and unifornvity would words, fuel as bone, quis, trondello wish to see fettled by a fixed Raridard. tippy, &c. which are poorly executed Some consider it as a capital felony, as to the dic, and may be very eatily for which the convicts delerve to be counterfeited. They are of lniali vab Hraws on a hurdle through Pater-nostor lue, and given among ille poor in the rot, plóried in Grub-fireet, and af parks and play-houses, and, if I unterwards executed in the Reviews ae- derstand the matter right, frem ta cording to the statute of critieilti, come under the deuomination of tradija while offers are of opinion that cer- men's enkens. tain persons inay be privileged to coin Modern philosophers are another words which the literary world are clats who have long deplored tise scari then to receive into carreircy. cily of our fpecie for their wants, and

I should myfelf iicliue ie the latter have consequently entered into the opinion, if it had been prerioufls coitring line, melting down the ground agreed who were the persons to whom old metal of religion, order, goverka privilege should be given, which, as menit, focial affections, intn iperiti far as respects money, has been in'altion, bigotry, energies perfectibility mations retetred by the exilting governs and orlier courterferes which linie mients as too dangerous for any lubject lately been too much in circulation; to poffefs. Puit arithorities are here but are now principally confitte ! fitent, and within thie latt century

* My.correspondent seems here to aí words have obtained a círcnlaion Inde to these ladies who keep Faro Bank's among iis, which we can with roine and E. O. tables, and whom he late work difficulty trade to the coiners, bit thy Chief Justice of the King's Bench nowhich have been thropted snore fos riced ila ter is not very gallane.

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their own narrow circles, or are to be Mr. Projector, - I come now to the found in the cabinets of thofe collectors purpote of my letter, which is to fuga who formi muteuins of any kind of gelt. 1o your ineditation, the propriety trash whatever, more with a view to of a project to remedy the evils of record the ablirdities of their times, coining, and also of the importation of than from any value tliey let upon the foreign pieces. In- what manner this articles themlélves. 'h is mucli to the is to be conrived, I Ohall not pretend eredit, however, of our legal coinage, to suggest, as that might seem to interthat when thele philosophers began to fere with your projectorial wisdom; establish their trade, they could noi find but I hope you will firsi determine the in our language words which could grand quettion, wheiher our langnage pollibly be hammered into their mean. he lo impoverished by time and we as ing. By the ule of a proportion of lo render a new.coinage of words 11€French metal, mixed with one of the cetlary: and then you may with tome bale kịnd froin their own mines, they propriety enter upon the consideration endeavoured for a while to make their of what individual or individuals are lo principles pals with the unfatpecting; be permitted the privilege of coining. but the cheat was toon di'covered by The present date of our coinage fultiweighing a crown against any quantity ciemuly shews that it ought to be placed of their counterfeiis, and clpecially in fome hands of great authority, for was brought into disgrace when time the wile reasons that all governments of the coiners attempted a tew years have thought fit 10 reserve it as a power ago to get at the Tuwer mark.

belonging to the crown ; and I trust it There is another class who, although will be found that the fame neceility it does not ftriatly come within the im- esists in the commonwealth of letters. putation of coining, has an equal thare I am, fir, your humble servant, in the debaleinent of our current coin.

OLD BULiion. This class is composed of those who, My correspondent's requelt will reLaking up the same opinion of the want quire confideration. The evils be comof a circulating medium, are eager to plains of have not escaped my inspecimport foreign coin, and particularly tion; but he must be aware that it is French. This has had a very confide- prelumption in an individual to dictate table effect on the commodities in io a government, although it be the which this country formerly dealt, in common pretiumption of Projectors. fo much that we have now no lonts of The grievance complained of by my the 17ts, but in their ficad a description next correspondent comes more ini. of people called amulcurs: no actor mediately within my province. now makes a first appearance, althouglı

To the PROJECTOR. a great many have this year made théir SIR, delut. Our ladies, I am sorry to be- Although you have now completed tray family secrets so much as to make a year's lucubrations, without taking this remark, no longer ute lifts, but into consideration the affairs of the a fort of, I know not what, they call a ltage, yet I hope you do not mean lo chemise ; on the other hand, however, far to depart from the custoin of your I muli confess that female character and predecellors as to omit that aiutechastity have been fo extensively pro

Its prefent llate may aflord you moted, that a kept woinan is no louger many reflections fuired to the nature of heard of, although some gentlemen your paper, which I Mall not here anprefer a chere amie to a wife, which I ticipate. Permit me, however, fuppofe is a better fort of domestic; and point out one abuse which has grown als to bad women or lirumpets, as they of late years into a most shameful enorused to be called, there are no such mity, and secins to call loudly for reanimals in the kingilom, notwithliandforination. ing occafionally we hear of a denirep or It is cominonly faid,, that the stage a fille de joye." The abominable crime is much reforined from what it was in of adultery has also yanilhed, and it is the licentious days of Chartes II. and with fome difficulty that we can recol- that there is less immorality and indelect the idea of it, by being now and cency in our plays. This. I ain not then told of a lady having made a fuur unwilling to allow, although a lover of paus, or of a gentleman having a ten- the drama will probably regret that our delle for his friend's wife.

wit disappeared with our indecency, These premises being considered, and that when we becaine moral we




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