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Gentleman's Magazine 1839 part 1 p.519
90,000l.. It is eleven miles and a half in length, has eight locks, and is navigable by vessels of less than a hundred tons burden. * * The warehouses have been bonded since 1832, and at present contains goods to the value of upwards of 40,000l.
"Carlisle is destined to form the point of concentration for four Railroads, or the centre from which four Railroads will diverge:- east, to Newcastle; west, to Maryport; north, to Glasgow; and south, to Liverpool, Manchester, and London; thus becoming the intersecting point of a cross, which will extend from sea to sea, and lay the country under contribution to augment its commercial prosperity and importance."
We must now remark that the judgment shown in the general selection and arrangement of the contents of this volume, is not attended by equal care in its language, or skill in its correction. There is neither the polish of a scholar nor the minute accuracy of the antiquary. The Latin inscriptions, modern as well as ancient, are full of misprints. Of the monuments in the cathedral mentioned in p.185, we should say that in a History of Carlisle the epitaphs should have been given at length, or at least their dates. A poetical or a philosophical antiquary would have thought it worth his while to have decyphered more completely the rhyming legends of saints, painted in the cathedral by Prior Senus, or Senhouse, at the commencement of the sixteenth century; but they are merely transcribed from Hutchinson. The sepulchral portrait of Bishop Robinson should have been engraved from a tracing of the brass in the cathedral, which would have nearly as easy as copying the engraving already published of his duplicate brass at Queen's College, Oxford.
To notice the inaccuracies of the epitaphs would occupy more space than we can afford; but we will say something on one or two other ancient inscriptions. In p.173 we are told that two ancient copes,
"together with the cornu eburneum (an ancient tenure horn) are preserved in an old almery or closet in St. Catharine's Chapel; where there are several other of these ancient receptacles* for the benefactions of the charitable, all of which have been richly painted and ornamented with carved work; and on one of them was an inscription in old English characters, now defaced:

En doms. hec floruit Godibour sub tegmine Thomae.
cu~ bonus immensis merces sint dimida lusis."
Now, by the engraving in Hutchinson, p.130, we perceive that this inscription was very different to the above, though there is one word we do not decypher,

Cum domus hec floruit gudebowr sub tegmine thome,
cum bonis immensis merces sint d... a lucis.
which corrects an error in the orthography of the Prior's name, several times spelt in this book Gondibour, but it is shown by the inscription to have been Goudebour, or in modern spelling Goodbower.
In p.112 we find an inscription on a tower of the castle correctly given, but quite misunderstood in a translation -

Sumptibus hoc fecit propriis opus Elizabetha Regina occiduas dominus Scroop dum regit oras.
"Which may be read (says our author), Lord Scroop, while Warden of the Western Marches, erected this at his own expense, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth."
But this would have been quite contrary to the usual practice, of the Crown bearing the charge of maintaining its own castles. The Latin is by no means involved, all the difficulty being created by the translator; and we need scarcely add that the proper sense is, "Queen Elizabeth made this work at her own expense, whilst Lord Scroop was Warden of the West Marches."
At p.324 is engraved a small silver buckle, or fibula, found in 1829, said to inscribed IHESVS H. R. Jesus Hominum Redemptor; but the two last letters are NA. the first syllable of Nazarenus.
We will now make a few observations on a matter of greater importance, namely, "The Earldom of Car-
* This is a specimen of the carelessness of our author in the construction of his sentences. The reader would hardly understand what are the receptacles meant: but from Hutchinson we ascertain that the inscription was on one of the almeries.
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