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Contents of Vol. 2 and Index to Both Volumes

Traditions and Recollections:

Domestic, Clerical and Literary. Vol. 2

in which are included letters of
Charles II. Cromwell, Fairfax,
Edgecumbe, Macaulay, Wolcot,
Opie, Whitaker, Gibbon, Buller, Courtenay, Moore,
Downman, Drewe, Seward, Darwin, Cowper,
Hayley, Hardinge, Sir Walter Scott,
and
other distinguished characters

By

Rev. R. Polwhele

London: Printed by and for John Nichols & Son, 25 Parliament Street (1826), illus., 820 pp.

Original Copy held at Harvard College Library

Prepared by Michael Steer

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CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME
 
CHAPTER VIII.
 
SECTION I. - Literary and Critical Notices, 1794 to 1805. 361
 
SECTION II. - Letters, 1794 to 1805, from Seward, Hayley,
Darwin, Downman, Whitaker, &c.
387
 
CHAPTER IX.
 
SECTION I. - Literary and Critical Notices. - Residence at
Kenwyn, near Truro, 1806 to 1820,
79
 
SECTION II. - Letters, 1806 to 1820, from Dr. Cole, Sir Isaac Heard,  
Sir Walter Scott, &c. &c.   
604
 
CHAPTER X.
 
SECTION I. - Literary and Critical Notices. - Residence at
Newlyn Vicarage, 1821 to 1825,
708
 
SECTION II. - Letters from 1821 to 1825, 709
 
CHAPTER XI.
 
SECTION I. - Polwhele, 801
 
SECTION II.- R. P. to his son R. G. Polwhele, 802
 
Appendix. - Letter and Verses of Dr. Wolcot, 807
 
LIST OF PLATES
 
Portrait of R. Polwhele Frontispiece
to vol. I.
Truro 133
Kenton Church, 176
Athelstan's Palace 341
Chudleigh Rocks 343
St. Anthony's Tower, &c 373
 

INDEX

ACLAND, J. to R. P. 257, 258.
Addresses, Political, 583, 584, 585.
Adieu, a father's to his daughter MARIA, 696, 697.
Adultery and Divorce, Prize Essay on, 714.
Alps, a club so called, 155.
Antioch, the Martyr of, an enchanting poem, 521.
Antijacobinism, Spirit of, 518.
Architecture, Gothic, 497.
Argument, & priori, 527, 5 '28.
Arianism, WHITAKER'S, 283.
Armenians, 300, 301.
ARUNDEL, anecdotes of, 9, 10.
ASPASIA, poetical portrait of, 625.
Assistance, supernatural, necessary for the propagation of the Gospel, 795, 796.
Association, the Bible, disapproved of, 720.
ATHELSTAN'S palace, 339.
Atheneum at Plymouth, sonnet on, 699, 700.
Attachment, the Local, a poem, 361,362,363,364.
BADCOCK to Major DREWE, respecting P.'s THEOCRITUS, 184. , his love and poetry, 240, 241, 242.
BAGOT, Dean of Christ Church, Anecdotes of, 84, 85. 111.
BARRINGTON, Viscount, high character of, 676, 677.
BASSET, FRANCIS, letters from, 17, 18, 19, 20.
BATHURST, Canon of Christ Church [now Bishop of Norwich] 90. 108. Beatitudes, the, an analysis of our Saviour's doctrines, 603.
BEATTIE, his Minstrel, a continuation of, 645.
BEDDOES, Dr. anecdotes of, 262, 263, 264.
Bee-eaters, 626.
Belles of TRURO, 95, 96.
BENNET, Bp. to R. P. 341. 342.
Bible, the family, Bp. MANT'S, 657, 658.
BLIGH, the bread-fruit, anecdotes of, 377.
Bocoimoc, MASON'S visit to, 534, 535.
BORLASE, N. anecdotes of, 8, 9.
Brightley, ruins of, a poem, 278, 279.
BUCCLEUCH, Duchess of, her death, 668.
BUCHANNAN, Dr. CLAUDIUS,787.
BULLER, Bp. 332, 333. 537.
BUONAPARTE, 547.
BURKE, his death, 459. his Regicide-Peace, 465.
BURNEY, Monthly Reviewer, 191.
Buxton and its neighbourhood, picturesque description of, 574
Calcutta, earthquake at, 651, 652.
CAMPBELL, his Song of the Greeks, 769.
CARLYON, Dr. friend of Sir W. Scott, 637, 638.
Carnbre, Genius of, 66, 67.
Character, the National, 457.
Charenza whelas Charenza, the Polwhele motto, 11.
CHARLES, Prince, letter from, to RASHLEIGH, POLWHELE, and SAULE, 20, 21. II. letter from, to the Earl of Norwich, 23, 24.
Chatham, Countess Dowager of, respecting the English Orator, 164, 165.
Chudleigh, the rock, 343.
Church, the New, at Kenwyn, 581, the Syrian, 786.
Clergymen, their amusements, 528.
Clerks.parish.oddities, 605, 606.
Coalition, of poets, only a competition, 245.
COBBETT, excellent letters from, 530, 531, 532.
Coincidencies, 346, 347, 348, 349. 639, 640.
COLE, Dr. to R. P. on the Prince's marriage, 408. character of, 592, 593.
his anecdotes of WHIT- AKER, 612, 613, 614, 615. interesting letters from,
642, 643, 644. 682, 683, 684. to R. P. respecting the Hampton Lecture, 691, 692,
693, 694.
COLLINS, John Basset, his English and Latin Poetry, 68, 69. John, [of Ledbury], 82, 83.
COLLINS, John, to R. P. 105, 106 ,107, 108. Dr. a friend of Sir W. SCOTT, 637, 638.
Conduct, the clerical, of the Author, approved by Kenton and Powderham, 161, 162, 163, 164.
CONON, the pious master of Truro School, 27 - 32.
Constantinople, a MS. poem on, 762,763,764, 765, 766, 767
Cork, Bishop of, to R. P. 341, 342.
Coronation, the, stanzas on, 701, 702, 703.
COURTENAY, Bishop, to R. P. 536, 537.
Cousins,
Cornwall, 721, 722,723, 724, 725.
COWPER to R. P. 298, 299.
Cramp, description of, 669. CROKER, J. W. his animation and urbanity, 785, 786.
CROMWELL, letter from, 22.
DAVY, Sir Humphry, his poem of St. Michael,s Mount, 526.
Damnonium, a poem by HAYTER, 402, 403, 404.
Dartmoor, a MS. poem, 759 - 762.
DARWIN, Erasmus, friend of the Author, 87, his suicide, 529. 530. Dr. to R. P. 299. 396.
Demoniacs of the New Testament, 528, 529.
DERRY, Bishop of, and Earl of Bristol, 284. 287
Devonshire, History of, 147, 148. praised by Sir W. SCOTT, 638. referred to, by CONYBEARE and PHILLIPS, 798.
Discourses, 147-
DOWNMAN to R. P. 331, 332. to R. P. a prophetic letter, 405, 406. to R. P. on the Exeter Club, 414, 415.
DREWE, Major, to R. P. 181, 182, 183, 184. an admirable letter of, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234,235. to R. P. 310 - 327. his death, 334, 335. his fine poem on Spectres burnt by his relations, 670.
DREW, Mr. his liberality and taste, 591.
DUNSTANVILLE, DE, a tribute to his Lordship's distinguished virtues and talents, 367, 868.
EDGCUMBE, letter from, 13, 14, 15. Lord MOUNT, THEOCRITUS inscribed to, 165, 166.
Effusions, Lyric, 647, 648, 649.
Envy, authors subject to, 281, 282.
Epigram by DOWNMAN, 402. Epistle to a College friend, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145.
Epistle, punning, Maj.DREWE's 325, 326, 327-
Epitaph, in memory of Brigadier General HOPE, 272, 273, 274, 275.
ERRINGTON, whom love seduced and madness murdered, 88, 89.
Essays of the Exeter Society, 463, 464. 467, 468.
Euripides, his Suppliants, 446, 447.
FAIRFAX, letter from, 21.
FALMOUTH, Earl of, his noble and highly respected house, 694, 695.
Family, advantage of a large one, 193.
Farming, WHITAKER'S, 469, 470.
Females, the Unsexed, 365, 366. 501, 502.
Feodary, the, Lord LOUGH- BOROUGH'S opinion of, 261.
FLINDELL, his Bible, 371. his New Theory of the Bible, 778. 780.
FOOTE, educated at Truro School, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.
FORSTER, BENJAMIN, of Boconnoc, the friend of MASON, 534, 535, 536. Funerals, Cornish, resembling the Irish, 725, 726, 727.
Furry, of Helston, WHITAKER and the Author concur in its derivation, 416, 417, 418.
Gentleman, the Old English, 487, 488.
GIBBON, the Historian, letter of 250, 251. Epigram on, 354.
GIDDY, DAVIES, (now GILBERT) his early indications of genius, 38. GlFFARD, J. Esq. 275, 276, 277, 278. Sir HARDINGE, 769. his poems, 782, 783, 784.
GIFFORD, his translation of Juvenal, 188. John, the Police Magistrate and Anti-Jacobin Reviewer, 517, 518. 531.
GISBORNE, a host against Darwinian infidels, 530.
GLYNN, JOHN, his letter to THOMAS PoLWHELE.Esq. 44.
Gothic screen, behind the altarpiece in Exeter Cathedral, 496.
GRAY, the poet, anecdotes of, 212, 213.
GREGOR, Francis, member for Cornwall, 237. the Rev. W. to R. P. on his brother's death, 680, 681, 682.
GRENFELL, PASCOE, 643.
GRENVILLE, Lord, 642, 643.
GREVILLE, the Rev. R. Epistle to, 708. 713.
GUM, DANIEL, a meet companion for SCOTT'S Black Dwarf, 665, 666.
GWATKIN, MissF. lines on, 663.
Gypsies, 758.
HALL, of Cambridge, the Baptist minister, 527-
HAMPDEN, Lord, his Britannia, 358, 359, 360.
HARDINGE, GEORGE, to R. P. criticising the Fair Isabel, 670- 675.
HARINGTON, to R. P. 615, 616,
HARRISON, the celebrated singer, 193, 194.
HAWKER, Dr. controversy with, 369. 372.
HAYLEY, the Poet, to R. P. 297, 298. 395, 396.
HAYTER J. to R. P. 266, 267.
HAZAEL, Essay on, 435, 436.
HAZLEWOOD, the Rev. DICKENS, to R. P. 676, 677, 678. his death and character, 709, 710.
HEARD, Sir ISAAC, to R. P. 627. Hedingham Castle, described, 457, 458. HENDERSON, of Pembroke College, Oxford, a singular character, 75. 135, 136.
HEY, Dr. his Divinity Lectures, 447-
HOLE, R. to R. P. a resentful letter, 444, 445.
HURDIS, Reviewer of the Old English Gentleman, 503. to J. GIFFORD, on the "Saint's Progress," 518, 5 19, 520, 521.
INCLEDON, B. Esq. to R. P. 258, 259
ISABEL, the Fair, 700.
JACKSON,Deanof Christ Church, 628.
JAMES, Mr. anecdotes of, 375, 376.
JAMIESON, a friend of Sir W. SCOTT, 638, 639.
JONES, JOHN, his candour, honour, integrity, and sound learning, 159. letters to R. P. 303- 306. 410, 411. 413, 414. his character, 711, 712. Sir WILLIAM, his sympathy with the Brute Creation, 514, 515.
Kenton, the Author's residence there, 146.
Kenwyn, its old church, a ruin, 580. the beauties of its situation, 600, 601. KNIGHT, R. P. his landscape, 535, 536.
KNOX, Dr. to R. P. 292, 293.
Knowledge, lack of, 462.
Ladock, the conjuror of, 604, 605.
Lamorran, its picturesque beauties, and the simplicity of its inhabitants, 138, 139.
LANCASTER, his schools, 642.
LAVINGTON, his Enthusiasm of Methodism re-published by R. P. 599.
Lawyers turned soldiers, 490.
Lectures in Divinity, at Christ Church, 768.
LENS, his fluent Elocution, 237.
LERINA, the Cornish, preferred by MASON to his LIGEA, 535.
Lisbon, poetical description of, 632, 633, 634.
LISBURNE, Earl of, his exquisite taste, 156, 157.
Literature, Royal Society of, 790,791,792. German, 509, 510.
LOFFT, Capel, to R. P. 687. 69O.
Lord of the Isles, by Sir W. SCOTT, 667, 668.
Luc, DE. his visit to Manaccan, 381. 386.
LUCRETIUS, translations of, 516.
LUKE, Dr. his medical greatness, 386.
MACAULAY, Mrs. six Odes on her birth-day, 43. her letter to R. P.
respecting Rosamond, a MACAULAY, Mrs. her marriage, 122, 123. MACARMICK, General JAMES, his character, 592.
Magazine, the Church of England, 510, 511.
Manaccan, its picturesque scenery, 427, 428.
MARIA THERESA, 198, 199, 200.
Marriage, the Author's second, 350.
MARSH, HERBERT, his Politics of Great Britain and France, 526, 527 - his Sermon on the Lancaster Schools, 642.
MASON, the Poet, anecdotes of, 214.223.437 494,495.
Mathematics, R. G. POLWHELE'S very creditable examination in, 640, 641. Matrimony, the comforts of, 288, 289, 290.
MELVILL, General, his plentiful table attracting antiquaries, 400,
MELVILLE, Lord, impeachment of, 562, 563.
Merops of LINNEUS, 601.
Methodism, 504, 505. 524.
Methodists, WHITAKER'S favourable opinion of them retracted, 556. MIDDLETON, Bishop of Calcutta, 769.
MILMAN, the Oxford Poetry Professor, his poetic eminence, 521.
Miner, Cornish, intelligent and open to conviction, 582.
MIRA, lines on, 698.
MITFORD, Miss, her beautiful poetry, 670.
MOORE, Archdeacon, Epistle to 337, 338. to R. P. 345.
MOORE, Archdeacon, to R. P. on the Acts of Pilate, 432, 433, 434.
MOBE, HANNAH, censured by WOLCOT, 87, 88.
Moresk, Castle of, 1.
MORSHEAD, Sir JOHN, Lord Warden of the Stannaries, 378, 379.
MUDGE, Colonel, a severe mathematical examiner, 641.
Nanswhydden, visited by General Simcoe, 544.
NARES, Archdeacon, his " View of the Prophecies, 575, 576. Poetical Epistle " to, 791, 792.
NEPEAN, Sir MOLINEUX, an interesting character, 776, 777.
Newlyn, description of, 705.
Oak at Boconnoc, its variegated leaves, 19.
Ode to Harvest, 45, 46, 47, 48. after a Thunder-storm, 305, 306.
OPIE, delighted with a portrait of John Polwhele, Knight of the Shire 4 and 5 of Philip and Mary, 5. anecdotes of, 77, 78, 79, 80. his letter to R. P. 200, 201 .
Orator, the English, 146, 147. praised by Bishop COURTENAY, 492.
Ornithology, a MS. poem on, 729. 744.
ORPHEUS, his hymn, 247.
Oxford, the Follies of, 792. 794.
PAGET, Sir Edw. his integrity and benevolence, 782.
PALK, Sir Robert, attached to literary characters, 157, 158.
PALMERS, the nieces of Sir J. REYNOLDS, 664.
PEARCE, Dean of Ely, his Sermons, 380.
PENNANT, Thomas, to R. P. 198.
PENROSE, family of, for virtues and talents, one of the most respectable in Cornwall, 31, 33.
PETERS, the learned rector of St. Mabyn, his MSS. 227, 223.
Petrarca, a beautiful selection of Sonnets, 368, 369.
Picture, the family, a poem, 623- 626.
Pigeons, anecdote of, 450.
Pilchards, the process in curing. 423, 424.
PINDAR, Peter, 513, 514. 807.
Planting, strongly recommended, 575, 576.
Poetry, Pastoral, ridiculed, 189.
Polwhele, Castle and Manor of, unconnected with the Duchy and independent of the Duke of Cornwall, 1, 2, 3, 4.
POLWHELE, Lord High Chamberlain to MATILDA the Empress, 3. Thomas, his exemplary character, 12. his death, 40, 41. Edward, to R. P. after the battle of Trafalgar, 577, 578. R. Graves, from Calcutta to R. P. 650, 657.
POWMALL, superior in talents to most antiquaries, 400.
PRATT, his Sympathy, 132.
Preachers, itinerant, Bishop of Exeter's low opinion of them 679.
Predestination, WHITAKER'S letter on, 471, 472. observations on, 788, 789, 790.
Princess, the Syrian, 786, 787, 788.
Prjze Essay, 698.
Psalms, New Version of, projected, 727, 728.
Pulpit - Eloquence, 236. 430, 431.
Puns, 770, 771, 772, 773, 774.
Rack, Edmund, 42. 112- 118.
RANDOLPH, Tutor at Christ Church, and late Bishop of London, 82. 109, 110, 111, 267, 268. 659.
RASHLEIGH, his Druidical book, 499. Recognition of Friends hereafter, the doctrine of HORSELEY, PALEY, and WATSON, 522, 523.
Reformers, the Cornish, 583.
Regeneration, justly defined by WHITAKER, 506. "
Remorse," tragedy by COLERIDGE, 791.
RENNELL, the Rev. Thomas, to R. P. 668, 669.,
Residence, Clerical, Bishop HURD'S liberal construction of, 611, 612. Revivalism, 678, 679.
REYNELL, W. H. to R. P. respecting OVERTON, 538. 540.
REYNOLDS, Sir Joshua, anecdotes of, 664.
RICE, Count, his duel with Count Du BARRY, 118. 120.
RICHARDSON, Professor, to R. P. 493.
ROGERS, his Pleasures of Memory, not original, 437- 443.
ROLLE, Denys, and Dr. SIBTHO
RPB, parallel between them, 435.
Rome, description of, 317. 320.
ROSAMOND to HENRY, a school exercise, 99. 104.
ROSEWARNE, V. Warden of the Stannaries of Cornwall, 76.
Ross, Bishop of Exeter, his kind attentions to his Clergy, 158.
SAINT AUBYN, Sir John, his character justly and elegantly delineated, 455.
St. German's Church, 418.
St. Mary de Drownfont, 3.
St. Michaels Mount, the only good poem in the Bristol Anthology, 526. SANDYS, the Rev. Mr. anecdotes of, 374, 375.
Schools, 624, 625.
SCHROETER, anecdotes of, 424, 425.
SCOTT, Sir Walter, to R. P. 636- 639. 644, 645. 667, 668. 684, 685.
Sermon, WHITAKER'S, on the origin of government, 401.
Sermons, by R. P. 595-598. rules for writing, 794, 795. hints for, 796- 799. SEWARD, Miss, to R. P. 166 - 173. 293-297. 392-395, 411,412, 540- 542. 563- 575.
SEWARD, Miss, her literary character, 185- 196, her illness, 389. her death, 628, her letters, 646, 647.
Shoemakers, literary, 593, 594.
SHORT, Mr. his travels and high finished drawings, 387.
SIMCOE, General, 542, 543, 544.
Simplicity of the last age, an incident illustrating, 718, 719, 720.
Sister, a Carian, 699.
SLEECH, Archdeacon, anecdote of, 154.
Smyrna, the Merchant of, a Dramatic poem, in MS. 745, 746, 747.
Sonnet, a blank verse, 470, in memory of Lieut. E. C. POLWHELE, 635.
Sonnets, beautiful, by R. G. 291, 292.
SOPHOCLES, a poetical translation of, recommended by Archdeacon MOORE,49 1 ,492.
Soul, its intermediate state, 598, 599.
Spirits, 451, 452, 453. Essay on, 466, 467.
Stonehenge, 92.
Stourhead, 93.
Studiousness, too intense, 775.
Superstitions, 157, 158. 607, 608, 609, 610.
SWETE, John, Prebendary of Exeter, a tale and epigrams by, 242, 243, 244, letter from, on Affliction, 383, 384. his character, 710, 711.
Sympathy, PRATT'S, 572.
TASKER to R. P. 269, 270, 271.
Taste, Pleasures of, 588, 589. Taste, coupled with virtue, 720, 721. TEIGNMOUTH, Lord, 778.
Terror, Ode to, 238, 239.
THEOCRITUS, 147. his imitations of Scripture, 208, 209. criticisms on, 635, 636.
THOMAS, late Archdeacon of Bath, character of, 249.
THOMSON, Dr. the English and Analytical Reviewer, 484 - 488.
THOMSON, the Judge, his character, 213.
Tithes, a sensible letter on, 714 - 716.
TONKIN, his MSS. 545.
TOOGOOD, Charles, letter from, on the Follies of Oxford, 127- 132. his opinion of sermons, 266. on Affliction, 335, 336. his project of an Edition of ADDISON'S papers in the Spectator, 422.
TOWNS ON, Dr. his experiments on frogs, 514.
Translator, the prime requisite in, 187.
TREVENEN, family of, highly respectable, 33.
Troy, Plain of, 463.
Truro, its former hilarity, 58O.
Turk's-head Coffee-house, SL curious letter from, 328, 329, 330.
Valentines, 660, 661.
VERYARD, his Travels, 340, 341.
Views, Historical, 148.
VINCENT, Master of Westminster-school, a schoolboy at Starcross, 158. "
Visitation of the Poets, a MS. poem, 747- 757.
VIVIAN, Sir Hussey, 675. 685, 686.
Thomas, stanzas on, 703, 704.
VYVYAN of Trelowarren, one of the first houses in Cornwall, 367, 368.
WALLER, Sir William, letter from, 15, 16.
Wasp Petition, Major DREWE'S, 321, 322, 323, 324.
Wax, Sealing, superseding wafers, 771, 772.
WEBER, Henry, a friend of Sir W. Scott, 638, 639.
WESLEY, WHITAKER'S good opinion of him, afterwards retracted, 507, 508. WHITAKER no longer thinking well of him, 556, 557.
WHEELER, Canon of Christ Church, anecdote of him, 91.
WHITAKER righting tithe battles with his parish, 159. to R. P. 177. contemporary with Major DREWE, at C. C. C. Oxford, 183. verses of, 252- 257. his unbroken spirit,
WHITAKER, his daughter's death, 152, 153, 154. struck by the palsy, 557, 558, 559, 560. his last letter to R. P. 561, 562. anecdotes of, 614, 615.
WHITE, Canon, his books and MSS. destroyed by the fire at Christ Church, 628.
WOLCOT, his Delia, Miss CORYTON, of Crocadon, 34. letters from 49, 51, 807. in Jamaica, 35. in Truro, 36, 37, 38, 39. his Epistle from MATILDA to George III. 53, 54, 55, 56. his Ode on the birth of a Son at Boconnoc, 57. his Christmas Hymn, 58, 59, his Christmas Carol, 59, 60, 61, 62. his Poetical Dialogue, 63, 64. his Ode to Cambre, 65. Poems to Miss C. 809, 810.
Women, Origin of, from the Greek of SIMONIDES, 307, 308, 309, 310. WOODLEY, Miss, the belle of Hath, 133, 134.
Yellow-hammer, dropping into the mouth of an adder, 144, 45.
YONGE, Sir George, to R. P. 268- 498.