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Full text of "The Diary Of John Evelyn Vol-2"

1691                                 JOHN   EVELYN

furnish a history of that   island, to  which I encouraged
him.

19th April, 1691. The Archbishop of Canterbury, and
Bishops of Ely, Bath and Wells, Peterborough, Glouces-
ter, and the rest who would not take the oaths to King
William, were now displaced; and in their rooms, Dr.
Tillotson, Dean of St. Paul's, was made Archbishop:
Patrick removed from Chlchester to Ely; Cumberland to
Gloucester.

22d April, 1691. I dined with Lord Clarendon in the
Tower.

24th April, 1691. I visited the Earl and Countess of
Sunderland, now come to kiss the King's hand after his
return from Holland. This is a mystery. The King pre-
paring to return to the army.

7th May, 1691. I went to visit the Archbishop of
Canterbury [Bancroft] yet at Lambeth. I found him
alone, and discoursing of the times, especially of the newly
designed Bishops; he told me that by no canon or divine
law they could justify the removing of the present incum-
bents; that Dr. Beveridge, designed Bishop of Bath and
Wells, came to ask his advice; that the Archbishop told
him, though he should give it, he believed he would not
take it; the Doctor said he would; why then, says the
Archbishop, when they come to ask, say ^NoloJ* and say
it from the heart; there is nothing easier than to resolve
yourself what is to be done in the case: the Doctor
seemed to deliberate. What he will do I know not, but
Bishop Ken, who is to be put out, is exceedingly beloved
in his diocese; and, if he and the rest should insist on
it, and plead their interest as freeholders, it is believed
there would be difficulty in their case, and it may endan-
ger a schism and much disturbance, so as wise men think
it had been better to have let them alone, than to have
proceeded with this rigor to turn them out for refusing
to swear against their consciences. I asked at parting,
when his Grace removed; he said that he had not yet
received any summons, but I found the house altogether
disfurnished and his books packed up.

ist June, 1691. I went with my son, and brother-in-
law, Glanville, and his son, to Wottou, to solemnize the
funeral of my nephew, which was performed the next
day very decently and orderly by the herald in thenformation to the French Court of