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CREATIONS OF HONOURS, APPOINTMENTS, &c.
From the London Gazettes, from the 4th to the 18th September.
September 4.-At the Court at Windsor, 3rd September, 1827, the Right Honourable William Huskisson was sworn one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State ; and the Right Honourable Charles Grant was appointed President of the Council relating to Trade and Foreign Plantations.
September 7.--September 5, Letters Patent were directed to be passed appointing the Right Honourable Frederick John Viscount Goderich; the Right Honourable John Charles Herries; Francis Nathaniel Conyngham, Esquire, commonly called Earl of MountCharles; Edward Granville Eliot, Esquire, commonly called Lord Eliot; the Right Honourable Maurice Fitz-Gerald, and Edmund Alexander M-Naghten, Esquire, Commissioners of the Treasury. Also, for appointing the Right Honourable John Charles Herries Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer. Also, for granting to the Right Ilonourable Charles Grant the Office of Treasurer of the Navy.
- September 3, James, Earl of Fife, and Francis, Earl of Moray, nominated Knights of the Thistle.
September 18.--September 17, Robert Cotton St. John, Lord Clinton, appointed one of the Lords of His Majesty's Bedchamber, in the room of Lord Graves, resigned.
- September 17, Letters Patent were directed to be passed under the Great Seal granting the dignity of a Marquess of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland unto the Right Honourable William Harry, Earl of Darlington, and the heirs male of his body, lawfully begotten, by the name, style, and title of Marquess of Cleveland *.
* The noble Earl probably selected the title of “ Cleveland in consequence of his representing the extinct Dukes of Cleveland. King Charles the Second, on the 3rd August, 1670, created his mistress, Barbara Villiers, the daughter and heiress of William, second Viscount Grandison in Ireland, and wife of Roger Palmer, Earl of Castlemaine, Baroness Nonsuch, in the county of Surrey, Countess of Southampton, and Duchess of Cleveland, with remainder to two of her natural sons by the King, Charles Fitz Roy, and George Fitz Roy, who was created Duke of Northumberland in 1674, but died s. P., and to the heirs male of their bodies lawfully begotten, respectively. The Duchess died in 1709, and was succeeded by her eldest son, Charles, who had been before created Duke of Southampton. He had issue, three sons: William, his successor in his honours, Charles, and Henry, who both died s. P.; and three daughters, Barbara, who died unmarried; Grace; and Ann, who was the wife of Francis Paddy, Esquire, and had issue.
Grace, the Duke's second daughter, married Henry, first Earl of -- September 17, a Congé d'Elire, ordered for the election of a Bishop of Carlisle, void by the death of Dr. Samuel Goodenough, late Bishop of that See: and his Majesty recommends the Honourable Doctor * Hugh Percy, now bishop of Rochester, to be elected Bishop of the said See of Carlisle.
Darlington; and on the death of her brother William, second and last Duke of Cleveland, s. P., in 1774, her son, Henry, second Earl of Darlington, the father of the present Marquess of Cleveland, became one of the representatives of that family. It is an extraordinary fact, that the attainder of the celebrated Sir Henry Vane should never have been reversed, though his son was created a Baron, his great-grandson a Viscount and Earl, and his great-great-great-grandson a Marquess. The only individual on whom the title of Cleveland has been conferred, besides Barbara Villiers and her descendants, was Thomas, fourth Lord Wentworth, who was created Earl of Cleveland in February, 1626; but it became extinct on his death, s. P. M., in 1667.
* If any where, it would be expected that titles should be properly applied in the “ London Gazette ;” but even these official papers are not free from blunders. The title of “ Honourable” ought never to precede that which is derived from a situation: thus, Dr. Percy's correct description is “ Doctor the Honourable Hugh Percy;" for that prelate is not an “ Honourable Doctor," though, as the son of an Earl, he is the Honourable Hugh Percy.
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Historical Tablets and Medallions, illustrative of an improved System of Artificial Memory, for the more easy Remembrance of Remarkable Events and Dates, designed and arranged by J. H. Todd.
Illustrations of Bedfordshire, grounded on Lysons, with a more extensive and general reference to original authoritics.
I. Travelling Expenses in the Thirteenth Century
X. Early Poetry . . . . . .
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A Treatise in old English, containing Counsels to Young Ladies,
and other Women, how to govern themselves, by following Virtue and eschewing Vice; made by a Knight, for the Use of his three Daughters. Harleian MSS. No. 1764. The Booke whiche the Knight of the Towre made to the en
seygnement and teching of his Doughtres ; translated oute of the Frenssh into our maternall Englisshe tongue, by me William Caxton: which booke was ended and fynysshed the fyrst daye of Juyn, the yere of oure Lorde M.cccc.lrxxiii; and emprynted at Westmynstre, the last day of Junuer. the fyrst yere of the regne of Kinge Richard the thyrd.
The works of which we propose to lay some account before our readers, are translations made at different periods from a treatise, written in the French language by an An. gevin gentleman, in the year 1371. His name was Geoffroy Landry, surnamed De la Tour, and, according to La Croix, was of an ancient and noble family in Anjou. It is evident, from various allusions in the work, that he held an honourable station in society, in wealth as well as rank; and it may therefore be inferred, that his sentiments, extraordinary as many of them are, were such as prevailed at the time in the upper circles. The preface prefixed to Caxton's translation also implies, most unequivocally, that the work, though written by a Frenchman, was applicable to the contemporary state of society in England ; of which, indeed, there is abundant evidence from other sources. The truth is, that English and French manners in the upper ranks scarcely differed at the time by any
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