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his getting on shipboard, and his passage “ So, about five o'clock in the afteracross the channel.
noon, as we were in sight of the Isle of “We went,” he says, “ towards Shore- Wight, we stood directly over to the coast ham, four miles off a place called Bright- of France, the wind being then full helmstone, taking the master of the ship north; and the next morning, a little with us, on horseback, behind one of our before day, we saw the coast. But the company, and came to the vessel's side, tide failing us, and the wind coming about which was not above sixty tons. But it to the south-west, we were forced to being low water, and the vessel lying come to an anchor within two miles of dry, I and my lord Wilmot got up with a the shore, till the tide of flood was done. ladder into her, and went and lay down “ We found ourselves just before an in the little cabin, till the tide came to harbour in France, called Fescamp; and fetch us off.
just as the tide of ebb was made, espied “ But I was no sooner got into the a vessel to leeward of us, which, by her ship, and lain down upon the bed, but nimble working, I suspected to be an the master came in to me, fell down upon Ostend privateer. Upon which, I went his knees, and kissed my hand; telling to my lord Wilmot, and telling him my me, that he knew me very well, and opinion of that ship, proposed to him our would venture life, and all that he had going ashore in the little cock-boat, for in the world, to set me down safe in fear they should prove so, as not knowing, France.
but finding us going into a port of So, about seven o'clock in the morn. France, (there being then a war betwixt ing, it being high-water, we went out of France and Spain, they might plunder the port; but the master being bound for us, and possibly carry us away and set Pool, loaden with sea-coal, because he us ashore in England; the master also would not have it seen from Shoreham himself had the same opinion of her being that he did not go his intended voyage, an Ostender, and came to me to tell me but stood all the day, with a very easy so, which thought I made it my busisail, towards the Isle of Wight (only my ness to dissuade him from, for fear it lord Wilmot and myself, of my company, should tempt him to set sail again with on board.) And as we were sailing, the us for the coast of England : yet so senmaster came to me, and desired me that sible I was of it, that I and my lord I would persuade his men to use their Wilmot went both on shore in the cockendeavours with me to get him to set us boat; and going up into the town of Feson shore in France, the better to cover camp, staid there all day to provide him from any suspicion thereof. Upon horses for Rouen. But the vessel which which, I went to the men, which were had so affrighted us, proved afterwards four and a boy, and told them, truly, only a French hoy. that we were two merchants that had “The next day we got to Rouen, to an some misfortunes, and were a little in inn, one of the best in the town, in the debt; that we had some money owing us fish-market, where they made difficulty at Rouen, in France, and were afraid of to receive us, taking us, by our clothes, being arrested in England; that if they to be some thieves, or persons that had would persuade the master (the wind been doing some very ill thing, until Mr. being very fair) to give us a trip over to Sandburne, a merchant, for whom I sent, Dieppe, or one of those ports near Rouen, came and answered for us. they would oblige us very much, and “ One particular more there is observwith that I gave them twenty shillings to able in relation to this our passage into drink. Upon which, they undertook to France; that the vessel that brought us second me, if I would propose it to the over had no sooner landed me, and I master. So I went to the master, and given her master a pass, for fear of meettold him our condition, and that if he ing with any of our Jersey frigates, but would give us a trip over to France, we the wind turned so happily for her, as to would give him some consideration for carry her directly for Pool, without its it. Upon which he counterfeited diffi- being known that she had ever been upon culties, saying, that it would hinder his the coast of France. voyage. But his men, as they had pro
“ We staid at Rouen one day, to promised me, joining their persuasions to vide ourselves better clothes, and give ours, and, at last, he yielded to set us notice to the queen, my mother, (who
was then at Paris,) of my being safely
landed. After which, setting out in a A coat of arms and a grant of ballasthired coach, I was met by my mother, age dues were made to the colonel ; but with coaches, short of Paris; and by her the latter interfering with the rights of conducted thither, where I safely arrived." the Trinity-house, was given up. A son
An antiquary, a century ago, mentions of the colonel is buried at Fulham church. the “Royal Oak" as standing in his time. The book of “ Boscobel,” first printed “ A bow-shoot from Boscobel-house, just in 1660, contains accurate particulars of by a horse-track passing through the the event I refer to: this little work you wood, stood the royal oak, into which the have no doubt seen.
I have seen a print king and his companion, colonel Carlos, of W. Pendrill, in an oval, encircled climbed by means of the hen-roost lad- within the foliage of an oak tree, (as we der, when they judged it no longer safe may still see king Charles's head on to stay in the house; the family reaching some alehouse signs,) with a copy of them victuals with the nut-hook. The verses, in which the name of the colonel tree is now inclosed in with a brick wall, is correctly spelt. the inside whereof is covered with laurel,
I am, Sir, &c. of which we may say, as Ovid did of that April 16, 1825.
E. J. C. before the Augustan palace, mediamque The “ Royal Oak” at Boscobel perished lubere quercum.'. Close by its side many years ago, but another tree has grows a young thriving plant from one of been raised in its stead to mark the spot. its acorns. Over the door of the inclosure, I took this inscription in marble: Another correspondent, “Amicus," who * Felicissimam arborem quam in asylum writes to the editor under his real name, potentissimi Regis Caroli II. Deus O. M. favours the readers of this work with an per quem reges regnant hic crescere account of a usage still preserved, on voluit, tam in perpetuam rei tantæ memo “ Royal Oak day,” in the west of Engriam, quam specimen fermæ in reges land. fidei, muro cinctam posteris commendant Basilius et Jana Fitzherbert.
To the Editor of the Every-day Book.
Sir, “• Quercus amica Jovi.'"*
At Tiverton Devon, on the 29th of A letter from an obliging correspond- May, it is customary for a number of ent, whose initials are affixed, claims a young men, dressed in the style of the place here, in order to correct a literal 17th century, and armed with swords, inaccuracy, and for the facts subsequently to parade the streets, and gather contrimentioned.
butions from the inhabitants. At the
head of the procession walks a man To the Editor of the Every-day Book.
called “ Oliver," dressed in black, with Sir,
his face and hands smeared over with As the “ Royal Oak day” will form soot and grease, and his body bound by a prominent subject in your interesting
a strong cord, the end of which is held work, I beg to call your attention to the by one of the men to prevent his running fact
, that colonel William Carlos was the too far. After these come another troop, companion of his majesty, in his conceal- dressed in the same style, each man ment in the tree in Boscobel wood, and bearing a large branch of oak: four others, to hope that you will point out the right carrying a kind of throne made of oaken mode of spelling his name ; Lord Cla- boughs on which a child is seated, bring rendon, and others who copy from up the rear. great deal of merriment him, always call him colonel Careless, is excited among the boys, at the pranks which is a vile misnomer. When a man
of master “ Oliver," who capers about
Some of does an action worthy of record, it is in a most ludicrous manner. highly grievous to have his name spelt whilst others, more mischievously in
them amuse themselves by casting dirt, wrong:
clined, throw stones at him ; but woe “Thrice happy he whose name has been betide the young urchin who is caught ; well spelt
his face assumes a most awful appearIn the despatch. I knew a man whose loss Was printed Grove, altho' his name was
ance from the soot and grease with which Grose."
« Oliver” begrimes it, whilst his com
panions, who have been lucky enough • Aukeley, Itiner. Curios. 1724.
escape his clutches, testify their
pleasure by loud shouts and acclamations. His MAJESTIES Approbation, at the In the evening the whole party have a Upper End of Cheapside, It is earnestly feast, the expenses of which are defrayed Recommended from This Court to all by the collection made in the morning. : the Rest of the Companies of This City I am, sir, yours, most obediently, (other than those before Named) to raise
Amicus. Moneys likewise by Contributions, or
otherwise, for the Carrying on and It has been customary on this day to Finishing the said Work, so Necessary dress the statue of Charles II. in the to the Ornament of this City; And to centre of the Royal Exchange with oaken Pay the Same into the Chamber, to be boughs. As the removal of this statue has Laid out and Imployed for the said been contemplated, it may interest mer
“Wagstaffe.” chants and persons connected with the corporation, to be informed of the means It is affirmed of Charles II. that he was adopted for placing it there. A corres- mightily delighted with these beautiful pondent, H.C. G., has enabled the editor stanzas, to do this, by favouring him with the The glories of our blood and state. original precept issued by the court of
Are shadows, not substantial things; aldermen on the occasion.
There is no armour against fate.
Death lays his icy hands on kings : “ Martis Vndecimo Die Novembr', 1684,
Sceptre and crown Annoque Regni Regis Caroli Secundi, And in the dust be equal made
Must tumble down, Angl', &c. Tricessimo Sexto,
With the poor crooked scythe and spade. “ Whereas the statue of King CHARLES Some men with swords may reap the field, the First (of Blessed Memory) is already And plant fresh laurels where they kill; Set up on the Royal Exchange, and the But their strong nerves at last must yield, Company of Grocers have undertaken They tame but one another still. to Set
up the Statue of His present Ma Early or late, JESTY, And the Company of Clothworkers They stoop to fate, that of King James, And the panies And must give up their murmuring breath, of Mercers and Fishmongers the Statues When they pale captives creep to Death. of Queen Mary and Queen ELIZABETH, The garlands wither on your brow; And the Company of Drapers that of Then boast no more your mighty deeds : EDWARD the Sixth, This Court doth Upon Death's purple altar pow. Recommend it to the several Companies
See where the victor victim bleeds: of this City hereafter named, (viz. The
All heads must come
To the cold tomb :
Only the actions of the just
the Statues of the rest of the Kings tween Charles and the earl of Rochester, of England (each Company One) be- which shows the tenour of their manners. ginning at the CONQUEROR, as the Same Waller says, “Grammont once told were There Set up before the Great Fire. Rochester that if he could by any means And for the better Order in Their pro- divest himself of one half of his wit, the ceeding herein, the Master and Wardens, other half would make him the most or some Members of the said respective agreeable man in the world. This obCompanies, are desired within some Con- servation of the Count's did not strike venient time to Appear before This Court, me much when I heard it, but I reand receive the further Directions of marked the propriety of it since. Last This Court therein.
night I supped at lord Rochester's with "And in regard of the Inability of the a select party; on such occasions he is Chamber of London to Advance Mo- not ambitious of shining; he is rather neys for the Carrying on and Finishing pleasant than arch; he is, comparatively, the Conduit, begun to be Set up with reserved ; but you find soinething in that
restraint that is more agreeable than the "The King.-He died last night. utmost exertion of talents in others. The Have you a mind to succeed him? reserve of Rochester gives you the idea • Rochester.-On condition that I of a copious river that fills its channel, shall neither be called upon to preach on and seems as if it would easily overflow the 30th of January nor the 29th of May.' its extensive banks, but is unwilling to The King.-Those conditions are spoil the beauty and verdure of the curious. You object to the first, I supplains. The most perfect good humour pose, because it would be a melancholy was supported through the whole even- subject; but the other-ing; nor was it in the least disturbed Rochester.-Would be a melancholy when, unexpectedly, towards the end of subject too. it, the king came in (no unusual thing • The King - That is too muchwith Charles II.) Something has vexed · Rochester.-Nay, I only mean that him,' said Rochester; he never does the business would be a little too grave me this honour but when he is in an ill for the day. Nothing but the indulgence humour. The following dialogue, or of the two grand social virtues could be something very like it, then ensued : a proper testimony for my joy upon that
• The King.-How the devil have I occasion. got here? The knaves have sold every • The King.–Thou art the happiest cloak in the wardrobe.
fellow in my dominions. Let me perish • Rochester.—Those knaves are fools. if I do not envy thee thy impudence !' That is a part of dress, which, for their “ It is in such strain of conversation, own sakes, your majesty ought never to generally, that this prince passes of his be without.
chagrin; and he never suffers his dignity • The King.-Pshaw! I'm vexed ! to stand in the way of his humour."
• Rochester.-I hate still life-I'm This showing is in favour of Charles, glad of it.
Your majesty is never so on whose character, as, a king of England, entertaining as when
posterity has long since pronounced • The King.-Ridiculous ! I believe judgment. A slave to his passions, and the English are the most intractable peo- a pensioner to France, he was unworthy ple upon earth.
of the people's “ precious diadem." He Rochester.-I must humbly beg your broke his public faith, and disregarded majesty's pardon, if I presume in that his private word. To the vessel of the respect.
state he was a “ sunk rock," whereon • The King.–You would find them it had nearly foundered. so, were you in my place, and obliged to govern.
Trinity Sunday. • Rochester._Were I in your ma
In the Romish church this was a splendid jesty's place, I would not govern at all.
festival, with processions and services peThe King.–How then?
culiar to its celebration; devotions were • Rochester.-I would send for my good lord Rochester, and command him daily addressed to every person of the to govern.
Trinity: as the other festivals commeThe King.-But the singular mo
morated the Unity in Trinity, so this
commemorated the Trinity in Unity.* desty of that nobleman.
In the Lambeth accounts are church. • Rochester.—He would certainly conform himself to your majesty's bright for the children, for garnishing-ribbons,
wardens' charges for garlands and drink example. How gloriously would the two grand social virtues flourish under his and for singing men in the procession on
Trinity-Sunday-even. auspices ! • The King.–0, prisca fides! What the judges and great law-officers of the
It is still a custom of ancient usage for can these be ? * Rochester. The love of wine and crown, together with the lord mayor,
aldermen, and common council, to attend women ! The King.–God bless your ma
divine service at St. Paul's cathedral, and
bear a sermon which is always preached * Rochester.—These attachments keep mayor's chaplain. At the first ensuing
there on Trinity Sunday by the lord the world in good humour, and therefore I say they are social virtues. Let the meeting of the common council, it is bishop of Salisbury deny it if he can. * Shepherd.
+ Lysons in Brand,
usual for that court to pass a vote of for a woman, as the second person of the thånks to the chaplain for such sermon, Trinity.** and order the same to be printed at the expense of the corporation, unless, as
FLORAL DIRECTORY. sometimes has occurred, it contained sen
Blue Bottle. Centauria montana. timents onnoxious to their views.
Dedicated to St. Cyril.
In Curll's “ Miscellanies, 1714," 8vo. is an account of Newnton, in North Wiltshire; where, to perpetuate the memory St. Felix I., Pope, A. D. 274. St. Wala of the donation of a common to that place stan, Confessor, A. D. 1016. St. Ferdiby king Athelstan and of a house for nand III., Confessor, King of Castile the hayward, i. e. the person who looked and Leon, A. D. 1252. St. Maguil, in after the beasts that fed upon this com Latin, Madelgisilus, Recluse in Pimon, the following ceremonies were cardy, about A. D. 685. appointed : “Upon every Trinity Sunday, the parishioners being come to the Trinity Monday. door of the hayward's house, the door was struck thrice, in honour of the Holy
Deptford Fair. Trinity; they then entered. The bell
Of late years a fair has been held.at was rung; after which, silence being Deptford on this day. It originated in ordered, they read their prayers aforesaid. trifling pastimes for persons who assemThen was a ghirland of fowers (about bled to see the master and brethren of the the year 1660, one was killed striving to Trinity-house, on their annual visit to the take away the ghirland) made upon an Trinity-house, at Deptford. First there hoop, brought forth by a maid of the
were jingling matches; then came a booth town upon her neck, and a young man or two; afterwards a few shows; and, in (a bachelor) of another parish, first sa
1825, it was a very considerable fair. luted her three times, in honour of the There were Richardson's, and other draTrinity, in respect of God the Father. matic exhibitions; the Crown and Anchor Then she puts the ghirland upon his neck, booth, with a variety of dancing and and kisses him three times, in honour of drinking booths, as at Greenwich fair this the Trinity, particularly God the Son. year, before described, besides shows in Then he puts the ghirland on her neck abundance. again, and kisses her three times, in re
Brethren of the Trinity-house. spect of the Holy Trinity, and particularly the Holy Ghost. Then he takes their charter, meet annually on Trinity
This maritime corporation, according to the ghirland from her neck, and, by the Monday, in their hospital for decayed custom, must give her a penny at least, sea-commanders and their widows at which, as fancy leads, is now exceeded, as
Deptford, to choose and swear in a 28. 6d. or &c. The method of giving master, wardens, and other officers, for this ghirland is from house to house annually, till it comes round.
the year ensuing. The importance of
this institution to the naval interests of ing every commoner sends his supper up the country, and the active duties reto this house, which is called the Ealehouse: and having before laid in therequired of its members, are of great mag
nitude, and hence the master has usually equally a stock of malt, which was brewed in the house, they sup together, and statesman-like qualities, and his
been a nobleman of distinguished rank and what was left was given to the poor.'
associates are always experienced naval
officers : of late years lord Liverpool has An old homily for Trinity Sunday de- been master. The ceremony in 1825 was clares that the form of the Trinity was thus conducted. The outer gates of the found in man: that Adam, our forefather hospital were closed against strangers, of the earth, was the first person; that and kept by a party of the hospital inEve, of Adam, was the second person; habitants ; no person being allowed enand that of them both was the third per- trance without express permission. By son : further, that at the death of a man this means the large and pleasant three bells were to be rung as his knell in worship of the Trinity, and two bells
* Hone on Ancient Myiteries.