Thursday, November 07, 2013

Clippings on Carter

The above from The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year 1854, Volume 195, page 551

Reverend Nicolas Carter, perpetual curate of Deal Chapel, an accomplished linguist and author of several pamphlets. His first wife was Margaret Swayne, an heiress who is supposed to have married with a fortune of £15,000 which she lost in the South Sea Bubble in 1720. After she died in 1728?, Nicolas Carter married again. His second wife was Mary Bean.

The above taken from Church History of Kent: from the earliest period to the year MDCCCLVIII, by Thomas Timpson. pages 411-12.

BEHOLD a Lady floating on the surface of Theology! The lightness of her dress keeps her above water--ah! no--she sinks--stretch out a pitying hand to save her--she's gone! Seriously, this female Mind, if it is really a female Mind, would have been much better employed in attending the progress of Pickles and Conserves than in pursuing those abstruse enquiries, which require a depth of erudition, and a reach of thought, that few Ladies can attain.       --from  The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal, by several hands. London: R. Griffith, 1764, p. 237

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