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will administer comfort to those who British name of this city was Glyar Din, have no resources, no bread to or, in conftruction, Lynn Din; and, if The allowance which the managers of this be allowed, it is very strikingly the fund, already raised, 'atlign to each cha;acteristic of the place; and, from man cannot affect the consumption of the list name, the Romans might eally proviĝon; and the exportation of grain, learn to call and write it Londinum. timely prevented, will check that curied Perhaps is may be objected to me, thirst of gain which diflinguilhes no oba that the Welsh spell it with ll, which jtets but its own felf, intereit.

my derivation does not seem to thoA Detefter of Anarcby and Injustice. rize. In answer to this I say, that some

natjons now pronunce the latter g very Mr. URBAN, Clement's-lane, Dec. 8. foft: the midern Greeks (and, I be. O many abie Antiquaries have ato lieve, the Germans in some cales) do

tempted to find the true etymology io. This foto g is to the Englith hard of the name of my native city, London, g as the Waili cb is to k, or as ib in that it may, appear prefumptuous ta of. ibis is to d. The sound of this soft g, fer any thing farther on the fubje&t. and I following it, is so similar to the Yet, as a conjecture has occuired to Welch ll, that I think it ftrengthens me, which I think both new and plau my argument, by thewing that the Bri. hble, I am induced to lay it before the rith name of the city of London proba. publick by means of your entertaining bly began with the lost § (which, for Magazine,

several reasons, I am persuaded was Mr. Pennant, who, I believe, is the used by the antienis); and is a good lareit author who has publined an ac reason why the Wella write it with II, count of London, lays (p. 16 of the first though Roman authors spell the Latiedurion), “ The Surry fide was, in all nized name, Londinum, with a fogle l. probability, a great expavle of water, a I shall conclude by oblerving, that lake, a llyn, as the Weilh call it, the fact on which I reî my conje&i are, which an ingenious countryman of whether that conjecture be true or not, mine, not without reason, thinks might is undeniable, namely, that the Briuh have given a name to our capital; llyn city was a glyon din, a town containing din, or the city on the lake.”

volleys ana riling grounds*; and that I But I cannot think this derivation agree with Mr. Pennant, that it is proSatisfa&ory, because Mr. P. allows (p. bable that it exifted before the rime of 34) that " in St. George's fields have Julius Calar, as well as many more ia been found remains of teffelated pave. ihis island, which have names clearly menis, coins, and an ur full of boncs, Welth, but which the Romans aftei. potlibly the fire of a Summer camp of wards feized, colonized, and fortified. the Rumans. In this place ii could Yours, &c. JOHN JACKSON. have been no other. It was too wet for a residentiary ftation, lis neigh Mr. URBAN, bour, Lambeth-mailh, was, in the last

a century, overflown with water; but St. county of Buckingham, about George's-fields might, from their dir. 53 miles distant from London, and two tance from the river, admit of a tempo- SW of Newport Pagnell, the road rary encampment.”

palling through it thence to Fenoy But the city itself, in my opinion, is Stratford. The only thing worthy of clearly described by its antient name, if notice is the church (plale 11.), which the following etymology is the true one. is a remarkable neat edifice of brick

I learn, by Lhuya's Archæologia, and done of the Corinthian order), that the Britith word for a valley is ericted by the Rev. Dr. Richard Bulby, glynn; and it is well known that the who augmented the vicarage with all initial g in that language is often omit- the rectorial vithes, and left a valuable ted in conliruction.

collection of books for the use of the That the lui face of the ground which neighbouring clergy." Willien is in London occupies was very uneven when the gift of Chrifl-church, Oxford," the Romans took poffeffion of it is evi,

Yours, &c.

W.P. dent; the remains of Rom-n buildings, found at very ditferent depths in many

* For, though the Roman wall does not parts of it, and their leis of Wal.

include the river Fleet, the Wettem bank brook and Fleet, favou, this opinion. of it might be a part of the earlier Broth | conjecture then that the original town, or settlement.

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PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT, 1792. (Concluded from p. 1112.) H. OF LORD S.

of the kingdom, to alienate the affeco.

tions of the people from the present THEIR Lordfhips adjourned to Constitution

in Church and State. He Mr. Hafings, and heard the final exa which he had lately read; and objeEted mination of Mr. Markham.

to the meetings of those societies, which,

in his opinion, were conrened for no In the Commons, the same day, the other purpose than that of overturning Scouch Epifcopalian bill was, upon mo

the Confitution. The Noble Marquis rion, rejected, on the ground that the concluded by moving, as an amendment Lords had introduced clauses which to the Address of the Commons, the made it a money-bill: and consequente insertion of the words “Lords Spiritual ly, according to the usage of Parlia- and Temporal,” and, in the blank bement, no bill of that nature could be fore the words, “the Commons." adopted by the House of Commons but Lord Harrington followed the Noble mult originate in their own House. As Marquis, and telt him self highly gratis foon as the motion was made, and the fied by the honour of seconding the bill rejected,

motion, Mr. Secretary Dundas moved for His Royal Highness the Prince of leave to bring in a new bill; which was Wales (and it was the first time he ever ordered accordingly,

spoke in parliament) canie forward on Mr. Fox remarked, that the a&ts, for this occasion, and in a manly, eloquent, the repeal of which he had lately moved and, we may truly add, persuasive manin favour of the Unitarians, were such ner, delivered his sentiments. He said, as required repeal confiftently with the that, on a question of such magnitude, principles of the bill in favour of the he thould be deficient in his duty as a Episcopalians in Scotland.

member of parliament, unmindful of Mr. Secretary Dundas explained the that respect he owed to the Conftitution, nature of the bill; the objeèt of which and inaitentive to the welfare, the peace, was, to put the Episcopalians of Scot- and the happiness of the people, if he land on a fooring with other Diffenters did not late to the world what was his in a material point, viz. that of choosing opinion on the present question. He their own parlon, or minifler. Under was educared in the principles, and he the exisumg laws, thev could only con- should ever preserve thein, of a revegregate under a minister licensed either rence for the constitutional liberties of by an English or an Irish tilhop. the people; ard, as on thole cun itu

Mr. Fox had no objection to this or tional principles the happiness of that any other bill founded on a principle of people depended, he was determined, toleration; but he thought it right to as far as bis interes could have any observe, that the rule of objection would force, to support them.' The matter in apply to the prolent bill as had been issue was, in fact, whether the Constiurged again it his motions on former oca tution was or was not to be maintained calions in favour of Diflenters of other Ivhether the wild ideas of theory descriptions.

were to conquer the wholesome maximns A petition from Stiling, in favour of of eftablished practice; and wherhes the above bill, was presented, read, and those laws, under which we had Aouordered to lie on the table.

riihed for such a series of years, were to

be fubverted by a reform insan&tioned H. OF LORDS.

by the people. As a person nearly and May 31.

dearly interefted in the welfare, and, he His Majesty's Proclamation being read, thould emphatically add, the happiciels

The Marquis of 'Abercorn addrefied and comfort of the people, it would be the House in a speech of conliderable treulon to the principles of his mind, if length; in which his Lord hip appealed he did not come forward and declare his to the good underlianding of their Lord. disapprobation of those seditious pubilThips, whether the Proclamation which cativns which had occahoned the mo. Jay upon their Lord thips' table was tion now before their Lordships; and not, by the temper of the times, requi- his intereft was connected ovith'the one site. Attempts were made, not alone terest of the people: they were so inlein the metropolis, but in various parts parable, that, unless both parties con. GENT. MAG' Supplement, 1792.


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H. OF LORD S. this great, on this folid, basis, he groun.

June 1. dcd the vote which he meant to give, Their Lordships proceeded in the li. and that vote should unequivocally be bel-bill; when a conversation ensued, for a concurrence with the Commons in in which the Lerd Cbancellor proposed the Address they had resolved upon. an amendment, which was supported by His Royal Highness spoke in a manner Lord Kenyon, to add to the firat clause ebé that called noe only for the attention but words, that the judge thall declare to the admiration of the House; and there the jury the law on the matter contained words were patriotically energetic: “ I in the record before the judge and the exift by the love, the friend thip, and jury." the benevolence, of the people; and their This amendment was opposed by cause I will never forsake so long as I Lords Camden, Longbborougb, Starbori, live.”. His Royal Highness then con. Porchefter, and the Marquis of Lontcluded with distinctly saying, “I give down, as unneceffary, it being the my most hearty aflent to the motion for known duty of the judge to declare and concurring in this wise and falutary explain what the law was, for the ej. Address."

bftance of the jury. Lord Lauderdale severely, censured The amendment was negatived, and the Ministers who had advised the Pro- the bill agreed to. clamation, and made some remarks on the encampments to be formed for the In the Commons, the same day, Mr. purpose of overawing the people; which Secretary Dundas presented the dew

Scotch Episcopalian bill; which wx The Duke of Richmond, who supposed read the first and fecond time, and comhimself glanced at; and hoped, with mitted for to-morrow, some warmth, that the Noble Lord would not be suffered to make such im.

H. OF LORDS. pertinent remarks.

June 5. Lord Lauderdale replied, and con. In a Committee on the Nave-trade, cluded by moving the lame amendment counsel was called to the bar; and Mr. with Mr. Gray in the House of Com. Wallace and Mr. Sharpless undequent

a long examination, in which his Royal The Duke of Ricbmond professed Highness the Duke of Clarence took a himself a friend to moderate reform, confiderable part. but he thought the present times too Lord Grenville brought in the Nor. critical to tain per with the Confitution. Forer bill. He spoke to the nature of In which sentiments Lord Hay, Lord it, and the effect it was intended to bave. Suffolk, the Duke of Portland, Lord Lord Porchefer objected to the bill is Spencer, and Lord Abingdon, concurred. tolo, and charged it with being only as

The Marquis of Townsend was glad ariful mancuvre to advantage the sco to see that Government meant cretary of the Treasury, and increafe ftrengthen the hands of the magistrate his influence in a county which had alby the addition of military force, and ready become nearly a minifterial lonot reft merely on the efficacy of a Pro- rough. slamation.

Lord Carlisle agreed with the Noble The Marquis of Lansdown con- Lord, and considered the whole bill as demned the Proclamatiori as founded a job to reward a gentleman who had a neither on precedent, policy, or expeconsiderable place in that House, but diency. The people of England were from whole absence they were follibly able to enforce the laws without the benefited. army, and sufficiently inclined so to do. Lord Carbcart entered into a vindica

Lords Grenville, Bulkley, Rawdon, tion of the measure, as founded upon Porcbefar, King, Stormoni, and Grant- the report of the Commiffioners who ley, all declared in favour of the Ado had been appointed to consider the flate drela; which was carried without a dia of the crown-lands, vifion.

Lord Rawdon disapproved of the bill

entirely. In the Commons, the same day, there Lords Morelon and Elgix were for not being a sufficient number of mem the bill. bers to form a House, the Speaker ad. The Lord Cbancellor was decidedly Journed at four o'clock.

against the bill, and opposed it with



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