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1727. Oct. 14. 

N Sept. 21, 1705, I paid half-a-crown 
for the stone that was foimd at Rewley, 
near Oxford, in memory of the founda- 
tion of the chappel at Rewley abbey by 
Ela Longespee, countess of Warwick, 
which stone I put the same day into the anatomy 
school, where it now remains. I printed it in Leland's 

The street on the north side of which Balliol eol- 
lege stands was anciently called Horsemonger street, 
and afterwards (as "tis now) Canditch, tho' I think 
Canditch (which is the same with Candlda Fossa) is 
also a very old name. 

'Tis pity the old statutes of Balliol college are lost, 
as I am told they are. The seal was entire some 
years since, and on it the intire effigies of Devor- 
guilla, the foundress, in the habit of a vowess. The 
effigies of her in the Bodleian library is very pretty, 


2 RELIQUIJE [1727 

but tlio facc of hcr was tiikcn by thc paintcr, IMr. 
Siilman, froni Mrs. Jcnny Riggs, tlic grcatost bcauty 
(morc than thirty ycars ago) in Oxford. 

Oct. 10, Last night spending thc cvcning with 
Mr. Hall, my nonjuring fricnd Mr. Whitcsidc, Mr. 
Brook of Oricl coll. and Mr. Richardson of Brazcnose 
coll., I undcrstood from Mr. Brook, that Mr. Wick- 
scj' wcnt out of town as soon as the election at Oricl 
coU. was ovcr, being it scems much ncttled. He is 
gone to the lord chancellor of Great Britain to see if 
he can oust Mr. Hodgcs, under pretenee that Mr. 
Hodges ought not to have it by thcir statutes, having 
fifteen hundred pounds a ycar estate, which is pre- 
tcndcd is much bcyond what thcir statutes allow. A 
vcry poor plea ! and I bclicvc groundlcss. whatever it 
may be with respect to fcUowships. But it seems 
Dr. Shippcn hath put this into Wicksey's head, Shippcn 
being for Wicksey I hear, which brings to mind what 
1 heard the other day about Mr. Denison, namely, 
that Dr. Carter was very poor when he was elected 
head of Oriel eoll., Denison thercby insinuating that 
a poor man ought now also to be elected, and not 
Hodges. But what Denison said is downright falsc. 
Carter, as I well remember, was elected ehiefly for 
this reason, that he was rich. Wicksey also pretends 
another reason that the eleetion should be vacated, 
viz. because that by their statutes the election ought 
to be sine diiconlia : Now, says he and his friends, 
had it been sine (Uscordia, then both Wicksey himself 
and his friends ought to have come over to Hodges, 
&e. A very poor plea, and what even Mr. Brook him- 
self laughs at. Mr. Hodges carried it by a majority 
of two votes, the votes standing thus : viz. 


For Mr. Wicksey. 

For 3Ir. Hodges. 


Mr. Wicksey himself. 


Mr. Hodges himself. 


Mr. Bowles. 


Dr. Woodward. 


Mr. Pipern. 


Mr. Catheral (who is dean. 


Mr. Brook. 

and had, si necesse, 2 


Mr. Parry. 



Mr. Makepeace. 


Dr. Eeyner, 


Mr. Martin. 


Mr. Chester. 


Mr, Woollen. 


Mr, Craster. 


Dr. Fisher. 


Mr. Edniunds. 

Mr. Dyer, who was altogether for Mr. Hodges, 
coiild not be there. 

Oct. 25. Last week they cut down the fine pleasant 
garden in Brazenose coU. quadrangle, which was not 
onlj' a great ornament to it, and was agreeable to the 
quadrangle of our old monasteries, but was a delight- 
ful and pleasant shade in summer time, and made 
the rooms in hot seasons much cooler than they 
otherwise would have been. This is done by direc- 
tion of the principal and some others purely to turn 
it into a grass plot and to erect some silly statue 

In the time of Henry Y. were abundance of Irish 
scholars in Oxford, and, from theirUi^ing there, one 
street going from Gloucester hall (now Worcester eoU.) 
towards Highbridge, was ealled Irishmen's street. 
Here, r^.:. in that street, were many haUs or houses 
for entertainment of them, but a great many of them 
at that time, [viz. in the reign of Hen. V.) were so 
rakish, that (under the name of Chamherdehjns) they 
committed strange disorders, so that they were ex- 
peUed this place (and their houses began to decay 

4 RELIQUIyE [1727 

and thc strcct to lose its name) and thcn thcy wcnt 
to Canibridge, whcre thcy Avere guihy of the sumo 
cnormilies, whioh occasioned thcm at length byorder 
of parh'ament, in the reign of Henry VI. to be ba- 
nished thc nation, with injvinction not to come hither 
into England any more, with an intent to settlc at our 

Oct. 30. On Friday being Oct. 2n, was a hearing 
bcfore the lord chanccllour of England (sir Pcter King) 
of Oriel coll. case, with respect to a provost of that 
college. Mr. Wickscy alledged two rcasons against 
Mr. Hodges being head, (1) that he had above a 
thousand pounds per annum, and brought many 
arguments to prove that he had so much. Upon 
whieh says ]\Ir. Hodges, " Mr. Wicksey, you necd not 
" have given yourself this trouble, I own I havc such 
" an estate." Upon whieh, says the chaneellour, 
" this reason makes for Mr. Hodgcs : it is for the in- 
" terest of the college that a man of good estate 
" should be head." 2. That four of those that clected 
Mr. Hodges wcre not statutable fellows, having never 
been admitted by the late provost. Indeed they were 
not admitted by him, beeause he denycd their elec- 
tion by virtue of his pretended negative. But, the 
negative being legally set aside, they were other- 
wise admitted, as appeared from the register, where 
both their elcction and admission were entered and 
even signed by Wicksey also, two of whose voters also 
were of the same eleetion and admission. In short, 
Mr. Wicksey's allegations and objections were ad- 
judged very weak and frivolous, and the ehancellour 
(as visitor under king George) immediately confirmed 
Mr. Hodges, and administercd the oath to him as 
head, so that Wiekscy (who is lociked upon as a rogue, 

1727] HEARNIANyE. 5 

and to have been altogether in the scheme of the late 
provost, thoLigh he pretended then to be otherwise) 
is quite now thrown by, tho' perhaps he may still 
pretend that there is a nullity, unless Mr. Hodges be 
also confirmed by the bp. of Lincohi, which, however, 
I believe will signify just nothing. 

Nov. llth. Yesterday I walked from Oxford to 
Chilswell farm, and from thence to Denton Court, 
which way (a strange by, unked, solitary walk) I had 
nevernvent to Denton Court before. 1 did it chiefly 
to have a better notion of the aneient solitariness 
and retiredness of the place, when the hermit Aben 
inhabited here. I went by a coppice (a little above 
Chilswell farm) called Birch Coppiee, the only place in 
this country that I know of, where birch grows. 

Nov. 17. Yesterday meeting Mr. Wm. Dodwell (by 
the schools of Trin. coll. where he is commoner), he 
told me that his mother never was yet at Oxford, so 
that, I take it, he and his brother of Magdalen hall ^ 
have had some particular directors here as to their 
entrance and conduct. He told me, his mother and 
all their family have had the small pox long since, 
which he mentioned upon my saying she might be 
afraid of coming hither on that aeeount. 

Nov. 25. The provost and fellows or scholars of 
Oriel coll. (10 in nuraber) originally were to have but 
twelve pence a week. If corn came to ten shiUings 
a quarter, they were to have fifteen pence each a 
week during the dearness, but that ceasing, they were 
then to have no more than twelve pence. The pro- 

1 See vol. ii. p. 237. 

G RELIQUIJE [1727-28 

vost vas to dinc in common with thc fcUows : but 
aftcrwards hc had a distinct taldo allowcd, and lU 
marks per an. addcd for supporting that and a man 
servant. Adam Bromc, alias Brownc, was thc first 
provost. Adam Brome is buried in St. Anne's chap- 
pell (now ealled Adam Brome's chappell) at the north 
sidc of St, Marie's ehurch, Oxford. His tomb is still 
thcrc, but thc brasses aro all off, so that thcre is no 
inscription, having been all destroyed in the eivil war 

Jan. 16. Yesterday morning they began to pull 
down the remaindcr of St. Peter's chureh in the 
Bailly, Oxon, in order to have a new one erected in 
its stead, which ncw one they eompute will cost two 
thousand pounds. 

Jan. 26. The atchievement of sir John Presbyter 
(from a MS. paper communicated to me by Tho. 
Ward of Warwick, esq., who had borrowed it.) 

" He beareth party per pale, indented, God's glory and 
" his own interest : over all profit, pleasure counter- 
" changed, insigned with an helmet of ignorance opened 
" with confidence befitting his degree, mantelled with 
" gules and tyranny, doubled with hypocrisie ; upon a 
" wreath of pride and covetousnesse, for his crest a 
" sinister hand lifting up a solemne league and covenant 
" reversed and torne ; in an escrole underneath the shield 
" these words for his motto, viz. 'Aut hoc aut nihil.' 
" This coate is impaled with another of four pieces sig- 
" nifyingthereby his four several matches : The first is the 
" house of Geneva ; she beareth for her armes a field of 
" separation with marginall notes on the Bible falsely 
" quoted. The2nd is the house of Scotland ; she beareth 
" iu her escocheonthefeildrebenion,chargedwithastooIe 

1727-28] HEAEXIANJE. 7 

" of repentance. The tbird is the family of Amsterdam ' 
" she beareth in a feild of toleration three Jewes heads 
" proper, with as many blew caps on them. The fourth 
" undlast is thocountryof XewEngland; she beareth for 
" her armorial ensigns in a feild of sedition a crop-eai'ed 
" preachman, preacht up into a pulpit proper, holding 
" forth to the people a schismaticall directory." 

Feb. 10. Aboiit two lands length, or two furlongs 
south west from Binsey, on the other side the water 
that goes frora Wightham to Botley, was formerly 
a notable village called Seekworth, situated in Berk- 
shire. 'Tis now intirely demolished, and there is 
nothing reraaining of it, only there stands a house 
and two or three hovels for cows &c. on part of the 
ground where it stood. The highway passed through 
it, and so over the water through Binsey ford, and so 
to Oiford. There is a hardway now to be seen, and 
at Binsey the said way (which comes over the water 
that goes frora Wightham to Botley, whieh water is 
called Seckworth) is ealled in one or two places the 
king^s sivarth. 

Feh. 11. The word sicarth before mentioned is 
a eorruption for j-ppeth which signifies vm, calUs, 
semita. So the king's sivarth or rather j-p£eth is no 
raore than the king's uraj. 

There is a tradition that there were onee above 
twenty inns in Seckworth. Some say that Wightham 
castle on the hill was besieged by the Danes from 
Seckworth. I take Wightham castle to have been 
taken and demolished by the Danes in the reign of 
k. Etheldred, the father of Edm. Ironsides, which 
k. Etheldred began to reign a.d. 978. In Etheldred's 
reign also Seckworth was destroyed by the Danes, 

8 HELIQUIJE [1728 

biii it rcvivod agaiii in thc (lays of k. Edw. the Con- 
fcssor, \\\\o \\m born ut Islip, and bcgan to rcif>n 
A.D. 1042. King Edw. Confess. and l»is bcautifiill, 
virtuous, chast and learned q. Edgitha or EdithaMTrc 
often at Seckworth, whcn tliey uscd to eome to Ox- 
ford from Islip and Hcddington, coming along the 
hwjs sxvarth bcyond new park. so that then there was 
a passage that way over the Charwell. 

Man 29. Ycsterday in the aftcrnoon Mr. Tho. 
Jenner, B.D. and fellow of Magd. coll. was elected 
Margaret Professor in opposition to Dr. Thcophihis 
Leigh, D.D. and master of Ixdliol eoIL, Dr. Lcigh had 
only 24 votes, and Mr. Jcnncr 34. Besides thcse 
two, at first appcarcd Dr. Felton principal of Edm. 
hall, Mr. Niblctt warden of All Souls' coll., and Mr. 
Kobert Lydall of Magd. coll. But Dr. Felton having 
not above one vote that I can hear of, (viz. Dr. Gibson 
provost of Queen's, who was also out of town,) and 
Mr. Niblett and Mr. Lydall not being able to succeed, 
they let thcir intorest drop, tho' Lydall did not re- 
linquish his till just the time of election, a thing 
which if he had not done, Magd. coll. would most 
certainly have lost it, and Dr. Leigh would have been 
the man. 

June 25. Bp. Wren was a true antiquary. He has 
left colleetions, wherever he went, as Pembr. hall, 
where fellow, Peter house, whcre master, Windsor, 
where dean, and Ely, where bishop, many of which 
Mr. Baker liath seen : but being in loose seattered 
papers are in danger of perishing. Dr. Tanner hath 
likewise seen many of this good bp.'s coUections. 
They should be got together as far as possible, and 
endeavours for preserving them should be used. The 



Cambridge men are much wanting to themselves, in 
not retrieving the rcmains of their worthies. Mr. 
Baker is the only nian I know of tliere, that hath of 
late acted in all respects worthily on that head, and 
for it he deserves a statue. 

Jithj 12. Qufere, who hath wrote best of the Cortex 
Peruvianus, so much°used now (and with great reason) 
in feavers and agues ? the Spaniards call it the Feaver 

Jidil 16. About a quarter of a year since they began 
to build a new chapel for Pembroke coU., next to 
Slaughter lane. 

' Jiily 10. Dr. Tanner lent me an old paper, a copy 
of which here follows : 

The longe 
stable vacit. 

Mr. Bysley 
lodgyng vacat. 

An other 
howse ioyning 
to y* same 
lodgyng at the 
est end vacat. 

foi' Oseneye. 

All the same stable is utterly taken 
awaje. Christes Churche had vi lode 
of slattes of the same. 

That is greate decaye and ruine The 
pticons dores windowes iron glasse is 
spoyled and gone, tbe bordes of y*" flowre 
in diuerse places taken awaye. The 
lengthe of that lodgynge 55 fote, the 
bredth 25 fote, the tymber of the rowgh 
is very good. 

There be pticoiis w*. the lofte taken 
awaye in much ruyne w*. evell tymber 
in lenjjth 40 fote. 




Where the 
alnies men lay 

Tlicre is dores wlndowos iron is all 
taken awaye and yt is in utter decaye in 
len^tli 30 iote. 



howse w^ other 
houses of office 
ioyned therto 

hall vacat. 

At the end of the same were ii pro- 
pre chanibers well glassyd ironed w". a 
pticon ii goodly dores of weynskote all 
spoylyd & gone. 

The lengtL 169 fote in bredth 32 fote 
thone syde is all sklate excepte 20 fote 
thother syde 40 fote sklated the rough 
ys good. the length of y" rafters 36 
fote very good. the gutters leyd with 
leade through owte both sydes. gone 

The length 140 fote, the pyllours & 
irons of tbe wyndowes spoylyd & gone 
the bredth 36 fote all sklattyd. 

The gutters of leade on bothe sydes 
taken awaye cleane. All the whole is 
syled through. the pulpet therin is 
also spoyled, the length of the rafters 
38 fote. The length 40 fote, the bredth 
24 fote, meane tymber in decaye. 

The length 84 fote The pticons 
wyndowes dores cleane gone. In great 
decaye the tymber indifferente all 

The length 46 fote the bredthe 34 
good tymber unoccupyed well sklated 
goog [sic] rough w^ glased w*. irons the 
depnesse of the roughe 40 fote, the gutter 
of tlione sydeleaded, cleane taken awaye. 


The leadid 
lodgyng or Alr 

The plour un- 
derneth Mr 

The kylne 
house w' the 
furnesse house 

Mr. Belsyer 
stable unocupid 

The lofte over 
the scole unoc- 

The scole Mr 

The scole 
house unoccu- 

Mr. Haynes 
lodgyng vacat 

The great hall 



The length 45 fote couered wlth leade 
the bredth 16 fote the leade is taken 
awaye in some places wherby yt goyth to 
decaye; the roughe pioper and hand- 

There all the glasse is gone. 

The length 76 the bredthe 32 fote 
In great decaye well tymbryd and a very 
good rough Ther be ii princlpall postes 
standyng in the same house. The house 
long unoccupyed. Much sklate taken 
awaye. ii sommers^ standyng w* the 
kylne betwene and vi other pecis lyeng 
in the flowre. The depth of the rough 
30 fote the length 40 fote in bredth 16. 

The length .50 fote the bredth 24. 
There is a neue flowre. well sklatyd a 
good rough. 

The length 24 the bredth 16 foote well 
sklatyd. the bordes of y'^ flowre new 
partly taken awaye & y*^ wyndowes gone. 
The gutters of leade taken awaye. 

The barres of iron beyng substanciall 
cleane gone with the glasse. 

The glasse taken awaye the whole 
barres of iron are there yet. 

Whiche Mr Stumpe wold have had a 
lofte in, is of length 59 fote the bredth 
33 wherin we fownde good tymber 

ii. sonimers, or summers, summarice trabes, principal beanis. 




The yattp 
liouse vaoat w' 
owte stevres 

Tiie lytle 
chauiber neie 
to ye same 
vacat. the por- 
ters lodge vacat 

The greate 
banie vacat. 

spoylcd to the fyer. Tliere is no pece 
of tyinber uiioccupyed in theholebouse 
yt will scrvc for tliis h;ill llowre. 

Tlie lcngth 38 fote the bredthe 28. 
a coinpctent good roughe of tyiubru 
y"' dcplh 30 fotc good sklate. 

The whiche all in ruyne and decaye. 

The length 88 fote, the breilth 28, 
the tynibcr incane. the .'^klate compe- 
tente good. The depth of tlie rouglie 
30 fote. These lacketh y'' greate porche 
w. the sreate dores. 


S. Kicholas Osjiei/ Stiimpe 106. accompt of the decaycs 
in the old uhbejj of Osencij. 

Aiig. 3. Yesterday Mr. Gilman of St. Peter's parish 
in the east, Oxford, (a histy, heartick, thick, short 
man,) told me, that he is in the 8.5th year of his age, 
and that at the restoration of K. Charles II. being 
much afflicted with the king's evil, he rode up to 
London bohind his father, was touched on aWednes- 
day morning by that king, was in verj' good condition 
by that night, and by the Simday night immediately 
following was perfectly recovered, and hath so con- 
tinued ever since. He hath constantly wore the 
picce of gold about his ncck that he received of the 
king, and he had it on yesterday when I met him. 

1728] HEARXIAXjE. 13 

Sept. 13. The repairing the east end of Cairfax 
church, Oxford, cost £70. or thereabouts. The defect 
was oecasioned by the remo\ing some butresses in the 
chancell to make the Butter-bench, which -was done 
by the advice of some rash indiscreet persons, who 
perceived their error too late. 

Oct. 24. On Tuesday last Mr. Tho. Weeksy was 
deprived of his fellowship of Oriel colL, (and indeed 
expelled, his name being struck out of the book,) 
sentence being pronounced by the provost himself in 
the chappell, for contumacy and for having " uberius 
" beneficium." Both points were so plain and noto- 
rious that nothing can be alledged for him. This Mr. 
Weeksy (who stood himself to be provost) hath been 
so troublesome and vexatious that he did all that 
possibly he could to hinder the peace of the college. 
His linng is about £19. in the king's books, whereas 
he cannot hold a feHowship of Oriel with a living 
above 10 marks. He had been summoned three times 
before the society, particularly for detaining a register 
of the coUege and declining to surrender it, (tho' he 
and his crony Bowles had had it a great while, three 
quarters of a year or more,) notwithstanding the 
coUege had great oecasion for it. Bowles is also 
twice upon one of the registers, as lyable to the Uke 
punishment of Weeksy, which wiU be inflicted, if he 
proceeds in his \-ile praetices, 

Xov. 8. Mr. Aynsworth teaches a private sehool in 
London. He hath been a great many years about a 
Latin Dietionary, and (I am told) hath at last finished 
it, though 'tis not printed for want of encouragement. 
It seems he leaves out in it aU proper narnes but such 
as are classical. I do not know of anything that he 

U BELIQUIyE [1728-29 

halli piiblishcd, but tho catalogue of Mr. Kcmp'scuri- 
osities, (a great numbcr of which wero counterfeits 
and chcats,) and the catalogue of Dr. Woodward'8 
books and curiositics, I am told he hath wrote a 
Latin poem to Mr. Edm. Chishull, and another to Mr. 
John Strype, but they are not printed. He is a 
niarried man, of at least 70 years of age.' 

Dec. 21. The bp. of Oxford, Dr. John Potter, bears 
a very poor mean character at Cuddesden, where he 
lives. I heard a man of Cuddcsden say yesterday, 
when I was that way, that he and his lady are miser- 
ably stingy and covetous, and that there is not the 
least hospitality in their family. He said they were 
so • wretchedly miserable, that the bp. and his lady 
went themselves a coursing, she going up to her knees 
for a day together at that sport, on purpose to hinder 
the poor from catching any hares, and that they were 
very severe to any one (tho' never so poor) that killed 
any hare &c. there. 

Jan. 11. On Dec. 2 last, was a meeting of the 
heads of houses about a programma relating to infi- 
deHty, and 'twas carried for one, by a majority, and 
accordingly one was printed ; but atlast, it seems, all 
the heads, unless perhaps you may exeept one or two, 
so intirely agreed in one and the same thing, that is, 
that what they had done should not be known, that 
they got all the copies into their own hands, and 
quite stifled this programma, done, it seems, without 
spirit, insomuch that it could not be seen nor pro- 
cured ; so that, though I have much laboured for it, 
yet I have not been able either to get a copy, or even 

' See vol. ii. p. 157. 

172S-29] HEARNIANyE. 15 

a sight of one. God knows, 'tis a poor zeal for reli- 
gion, when they are ashamed and afraid to appear 
publickly in a good cause, but aet in a clandestine 
way, and are not willing that even actions that are 
laudable should be known. 

Feh. 27. Mr. Wood mades Schidyard street, now 
St. Mary hall lane in Oxford, to be the same with 
Sched-writers street, as if the librarians or seribes 
formerly lived here, and for that reason might be 
termed Sched-writers, or Writers row. But I think 
that it is the same with Schieldyard-street, and that 
therefore the shield makers formerly dwelt here. 

Feh. 28. Last night Mr. Whiteside told me and 
others, (and I think he said he had it from the pre- 
sent earl of Osford,) that the late earl of Oxford often 
talked that he would publish Domesday Book itself, 
and that in sueh a manner as to have the whole 
ingraved on copper plates, with all the several abbre- 
viations and very ductus^s of the letters. But this I 
look upon as a vain proposal, the business of publish- 
ing being to make it clear as can be, that is, to give 
the words at length, and the abbreviations only at 
such times when such abbreviations may bear several 
significations, and even then too sometimes a note 
will be necessary. Were what his lordship proposed 
followed in other books, vh. Livy &g. we should 
have strange editions. Let an able, faithfuU man 
(that is skilled in abbreviations, and hath honesty) 
undertake the work, and give the words at large, in 
common charaeters (unless it be where the significa- 
tion is dubious,) and he will deserve well of the 
learned world. 

Mr. James Gibson being in town yesterday, he told 

IG RELIQUIJE [1728-29 

mo liis Grammaticiil Observations (printcd at Lich- 
fiold's) is quite iinishcd. It scenis it is against the 
altcrations that have been made in Lilly's grammar. 
Ile was told by one that was with me, that Lilly's 
grammar is nowly done at London, with the corrcc- 
tions of all tlie school-mastors thore, so as to bc 
rediicod to its first stato, and that Mr. Aynsworth 
was one of those that had done it. This soomed to 
trouble Mr. Gibson, as if his ovvn labour were now in 

Marcli 4. Mr. Jamos Gibson's little 4to. book 
(printod at Loonard Lichfields in Oxford) rolating 
to Grammar is just come out. 'Tis entitlod by him 
Gmmmatical Exceptions, which is a very odd title, as 
indeed the whole book is very odd. 'Tis true there 
are several good rcmarks in it, and so I told him a 
good while since, whcn he shewed it to me in MS, 
but I then told him, it ought to be wrote all anew, 
and soveral things to be omitted, and others to be 
altered, but this he little regarded. For though, at 
my suggestion, he did leave out his note or observa- 
tion, in which he had made Dorobernia to be Dover, 
and was a long time positive that 'twas so, (and I 
had a great struggle with him to make him sensible 
that 'twas Cnntcrburi/,) yet he took no care in other 
things to consult his reputation, but hath published 
a very ridiculous book ; which need not be wondered 
at, considering that he is crazed, and very perverse, 
though when young hewas a verygood schoolmaster, 
and got himself a good reputation on that account. 
He is withall an honest, religious man, and vcry in- 
offensive, and on that account to be much respected. 
His seeond wife (whose maiden name was Newton) 
died in October last, aged at least three score and ten. 

1728-29] HEARNIANJE. 17 

After I had formerly more than once cautioned hira 
very freely about this book, he never afterwards either 
shewed it me, or told me whut he did in it, for fear 
(I suppose) that I should expostulate wath him ; tho' 
sometirae since he did tell rae in Oxford, that he 
would dedicate it to the convocation of both provinces ; 
but 'tis not dedicated to them, his brother, the pro- 
vost of Queen's coll., having overruled that matter. 

March 8. Mr. Anstis, finding by a citation of raine 
that I have a copy of New college statutes, desires 
to borrow it for a ver)' short tirae. I raust tell him 
(what I raust also to all that pretend to borrow books 
of me, for if I should lend to one I must to another), 
that being debarr'd the Bodleian library, I am now 
coniined to my own books, which I am every rainute 
using, and therefore desire to be excused from parting 
with any, even for so little time as a minute.^ 

March 16. Yesterday in a convocation at 2 o'clock 
in the afternoon, Mr. Wra. Jorden of Pembroke coil. 
was elected by the univ. of Oxford rector of Astocke 
in com. Wilts, (which belongs to a Roraan catholic 
family, the Webbs,) in opposition to Mr. Crawford of 
BaUiol coU. 

3Iarch 19. The farther part of Christ Church 
meadow (which is in Barkshire) is in the parish of 
St. Aldate, Oxford, and the tithes (as I take it) of 
right belong to the rainister of St. AldaLs's. 

Browne Willis esq. being in Oxford, he spent the 
evening with us last night in Cat street. He speaks 

' Upon second thoughts, Hearne relcnts, and lends Anstis 
his vol. of Uew coilege statuies, " since he is so good a fiiend." 

18 HELIQUIJE [1729 

much against Mr. Salmon's Antiquitics of Hartford- 
shire, as a thing extracted and epitomized (tho' he 
says but very poorlj' and injtidiciously) from sir Henry 
Ciiauncy. Yet I think it bettcr done than Mr. Willis's 
own performances, I mcan wherc Mr. Willis hath 
becn lcft to himsclf ; for as for the view of the mitred 
abbcys in Leland, particular care was taken by some- 
body else to have it well done. 

March 20. Thc transporting books from beyond 
sea is a vast charge at the custora house in England. 
No eountry but England knows a tax on learning. 
The doctrine of Naples, broachcd by the emperour 
Charles V., is Lihri sint Itberi, and that in a country 
fertile of taxcs. 

March 21. Mr. Hcnry Wharton, tho' avery learned 
nian, yet wanted that intcgrity as archbp. Sancroft 
and many expected from him, and for that reason 
the suffering men excused him mueh less than they 
otherwise would have done; which when he con- 
sidered, it struck mueh upon his spirits. 

March 23. " The university of Cambridge has 
" purchased all Dr. Woodwards fossils for 1000 libs., 
" he having bequeathed those that were foreign, to 
" the said imiversity by will." Fog's Journal for 
March 22, I72f . 

March 28. The dispute at King's college at Cam- 
bridge w^as about one Mr. Dale, a good while ago 
expelled his fellowship of that coUege, for reflecting 
very impudently and saucily in a set speech there 
upon k. Charles I. &c., as if that good king was 
justly beheaded. He sues for restoration. A law 

1729] EEARNIAN^. 19 

suit commences, who is visitor, whether the king or 
the bp. of Lincoln : 'tis carried for the bp., who hath 
restored Mr. Dale. Upon which Mr. Buker, in his 
letter of the 25th, writes thus ; " It miLst be pre- 
** sum'd, Mr. Dale was guilty of no fault, for the 
'• visitor did not think fit to pass the least eensure 
" upon him, or to give him the least admonition : but 
" notwithstanding his innocence, I am told he has 
'^ left the college in a distracted condition." 

ApiU, 1. Yesterday morning the foundation stone 
at Oriel college was laid for the new building there 
for the provost, between the college and St. Mary 

April 6. Dr. Freind's books sold high, particularly 
the Oxford editions. Part of these books were once 
the property of Cowley, descended to Sprat, and bought 
by the Dr. of Sprat's executors. In them were several 
MSS. notes by all three, particularly a fine character 
of the present duke of Wharton by the last in an edi- 
tion of Tully, presented him by the duke, which 
character being printed in some of the publick papers, 
Dr. Rawlinson did not send it me, nor indeed have 
I as j'et got it. There were two stanzas of Sapphieks 
in a Csesar^s Comment. old edition, sent by the late 
Mr. Anthony Alsop to the Dr. as a present. 

Apnl 7. Dr. Rawlinson telLs me, Dr. (he means 
Mr.) Salmon's character as a man of honour is known, 
that he was a Cantabrigian, is in double orders, 
(though he goes in lay habit.) relinquished for con- 
science, and now practices physick. The Dr. says his 
(Mr. Salmon's) Hartfordshire is, he fears, mostly from 
Chauncy, with a eontinuation ; that the -fforld speaks 

20 ItELIQUlyE [1729 

bottor of his emallor pioeos on thc Roman roads, that 
tho detcct of indoxos to his works is unjjardonable, 
and that for it ho has suffcred niuch in his repu- 

April 10. Dr. Ra\vh"nson hath put out anothcr 
Auction Catalogue of his brother's books, in which is 
anothor Matt. Parker of the Ist ed. concerning Avhich 
thc Dr. writcs thus : " Our hist Matthcw Parker now 
" takes his fate. I am told thcre is a latcnt commission 
" of 50 Ib. for it from Francc, but I hopo England will 
" not lose such a troasure, tho' I eant wcll afford to be 
" the master of it.'' 

April 23. By Slr. A. Wood's papers it appears, that 
the king's swarth (formerlj- called also Port street) 
beyond New Parks by Oxfofd, went over by a bridge 
the rivor CharwcU. 

April 26. Mr. Ainsworth, the eompiler of the 
Kompian and Woodwardian catalogues, tells Mr. West, 
Mr. Dodwcll had seen Mr. Downe'.s strictures upon 
Dr. Woodward's shield, and had wrote a sufificient 
confutation of them, the original of which he found 
among Dr. Woodward's papors, and intends to pub- 
lish shortly. 

Dr. Woodward's books amounted to <£1741 11 s. 
His curiosities and antiquities came to no great sum, 
abating the shield, which it seems was bought back 
by his exeeutors for 100 guineas, the name of captain 
Vincent being made use of to prevent the true pur- 
chasers being known. 

May 1. (Out of) Mr. West's letter frcm the Inner 
Temple,April 28, 1789. 

1729] HEAR NIA N^. 21 

" In answer to your's of the 25th," [of April 1729] 
" in my catalogue of the earl of Pembroke's collection, 
" it is thus put down : 

" Tabula Antiqua of Richard the Second when young 
" on his knees in a robe embroidered with white harts 
" with his three saints in like habits, St.' John Baptist, 
" St. Edmund and St. Edward. On a gold plate under 
" this picture is engraved this. Invention of Painting 
" in Oyle 1410. This was painted before in the be- 
" ginning of Richard the Second 1.377. Wen. HoUar 
" graved and dedicated it to king Charles the First, and 
" calls it Tabula Antiqua of king Richard the 2nd with 
" his three saints, St. John Baptist, and 2 kings, St Ed- 
" mund and Edward Confessors. I am informed lord 
" Oxford hath one of these cutts of Hollar. The earl 
" of Pembroke is ill. When I see him I will send you 
'• a more particular account." 

May 2. It appears from the Register of Osnev, 
in the treasury of Christ Church, that the isle of 
Middley, with the Wick and other appurtenances, 
came to Osney abbey b}' gift of the burgesses of 
Oxon, in lieu whereof the abbey of Osney gave the 
burgesses one mark of silver, which mark of silver 
the burgesses assigned to the priorj- of St. Frideswide, 
(to be paid by the hands of the abbat and convent of 
Osney.) for penance enjoyned them for the death of 
the clerks (or scholars) formerly hanged by them. 

May 7. Dr. Bently's admission, from the Register 
of St. John's coll. Cambridge (sent me by Mr. Baker 
May 4th, 1729). Richardus Bentlcy Ebor. de Otdton 
filius Thomae B. defuncti, annos natus quindecim, et 
quod exeurrit, literis institutus infra Wakefield, ad- 
missus est subsizator Mai. 24, 1676, tutore ejus Mro. 
Johnston, Regr. coll. Jo. So I have his school, county 
&c. as well as his age. 

22 IIELIQUI^ [1729 

Dr. RaAvHnson sccnis to cxpect 50 guincas for tho 
last copy of tlio Anliq. Brit, That is miich too high 
a price for Mr. Iktker, and so he lcavcs it to tlie mcn 
of quality. It is also much too high for rac, had I 
any great oceasion to be greedy of it. 

May 11. Last night Mr. Thomas Coclcman came 
vcry privately to Oxford to his lodgings at Univ. coll., 
the matter being now intircly settled, with rcspect 
to his bcing mastcr of that coUcgc, seven commis- 
sioncrs having been appointed by the crown to visit 
the collcge, ■vvhich accordingly was done in London, 
it being judged more propcv to have the visitation 
there, that the college might not be ptit to too great 
expenses. These commissioners or visitors soon dis- 
patched the matter, and at thc same time I under- 
stand deelared five fellowships vaeant, viz. Mr. Deni- 
son's, Mr. NeviFs, (by rcason of a patrimony,) Mr. 
Lindsey's, Mr. Cockeriirs, and Mr. Heather's, this 
Heather being never legally admitted. 

May 17. Bp. Fell alway designed the ground, 
where the new printing house is, for a university 
church. But Dr. Lancaster turned it to quite another 
use, for which he is much blamed by honest men. 

The old iiniversity congregation house at Oxford 
was the ground room, at the north side of St. Mary'8 
church, and over it was the Cobham librarj', built by 
Thomas Cobham, bp. of Worcester ; but the books of 
this Cobham library being translated to the library of 
duke of Humfray a. d. 1480, the uppcr room became 
the congregation house, in whieh upper room was 
brave painted glass containing the arms of the bene- 
factors, which painted glass continued till the times 
of the late rebellion. 

1729] HEARNIANjE. 23 

May 21. Rymer's Foedera are reprinted by Jacob 
Tonson at 50 libs. a set, and yet he hath printed five 
hundrcd copies. There were but two hundred printed 
for sale of the former impression, besides what was 
rescrved to the governmont for presents, and they 
were sold at 40 shills. a vohime ; and the Avhole 
(there being seventeen volumes) came to 3-4 pounds. 
Mr. George Holmes, of the Tower, had the care of 
this new ed., and found considerable mistakes in the 

June 5. Many years agoe the public prints had 
signified, that Dr. WiUiam King, archbp. of Dublin, 
was dead, but 'twas a mistake, and he did not die 
till very lately, (about six weeks ago,) being of an ad- 
vanced age, and whereas formerly a bad character had 
becn given of hira, now the papers were lavish in his 
commendation for generosity, hospitality, and charity. 
What is to be beheved I know not. This I know, 
that he was in his younger day utterly ignorant of 
the Greek tongue, which he therefore learned, when 
at Dublin, of Mr. Dodwell, that he was a time-server, 
and having acted in favour of rebelHon, could not 
look the conscientious non-jurors in the face, as may 
be partly seen in what I have observed at the end of 
the Vlth volume of Leland's Collectanea. 

July 18. Mr. Alexander Pope, the poefs father, 
was a poor ignorant man, a tanner at Binfield in 
Berks. This Mr. Alex. Pope had a little house there, 
that he had from his father, but hath now sold it to 
one Mr. Tanner, an honest man. This Alexander 
Pope, though he be an Enghsh poet, yet he is but an 
indifierent seholar, mean at Latin, and can hardly 
read Greek. He is a very ill-natured man and cove- 
tous, and excessively proud. 

24 RELIQUIJE [1729 

Aiif/jist 10. Yesterdaj^ Dr. Tanncr told me Mr 
Henry Wharton went thro' Oxon in his way to Bath 
a littlc bcforc he di(ul, and callcd upon Dr. Charlctt, 
and that he [Dr. Taiincr] was thcn also with him. 
Mr. Wharton wrotc a diary of his own lifc in Latin, 
even to that very time, that circurastancc of his bcing 
then at Oxford being in it. Dr. Tanner hath scen it, 
and after ^Mr. Wharton's dcath calling upon his (Mr. 
Wharton's) father, an old clcrgyman, he askcd.him 
about it. He replycd, " My son hath got evcry tliing 
" from me, not leaving me so much as a book or 
" scrap of paper." This son was youngcr than Mr. 
Henry Wharton, was an apothceary and great rake, 
so that 'tis to be feared this diary and many other 
things of great value arc utterly destroyed. 

August 12. About a year since died Mr. Richard 
Parker, rector of Embleton in Northumberland, and 
was preceded by Dr. Tovey of Merton college, it 
being in Merton eoU. gift. This Embleton is the 
place AA^here Duns Scotus Avas born. As for Mr. 
Parker, he was formerly fcllow of Merton college, as 
a member whoreof he took the degree of M. A. Apr. 
17, 1697. He was an excellent classick scholar, and, 
when of Merton coUege, was acquainted with the 
chief wits of the university, among whom he would 
be very merry and facetious, but he was very modest 
and even sheepish, and would be very shy in strange 
company. He was commonlj'^ called learned Diclc 
Parker, but I know of nothing that is published of 
his, unless it be the Account of Isaac Casaubon's 
MSS. Papers in the Bodleian library, in pag. 2G4 of 
the Ist vol. of Catalogus MSStorum Anglioe et Hiber- 
niae, where he is stiled vir eruditus by Dr. Edw. Ber- 
nard, (who had the chief care of that work, and was) 

1729] IIEARNIANjE. 25 

a great admirer of Mr. Parker, whom the Dr. ob- 
served to have the shape of Tully's head. 

August21. Dr. Rawlinson tells me that his brother's 
funeral was expensive, though scandalous; the Dr. 
being at a great distance, that, during-an interim of 
eight months, expensive eommissions of appraisement 
were settled, that commissioners were put in, as he 
fears, rather to survey and plunder than do justice to 
the creditors, himself, or the world. He says, the 
large paper Leland's Itinerary has never yet appeared,^ 
no more than the first ordinal of k. Edw. VI. The 
Dr. is tender of charging any one person, and yet he 
tells me something surprising with respect to Mr. 
Mich. Mattaire. He allows that he would not rob on 
the road, and yet would perhaps clandestinely borrow 
a book or medal, and think his honour no way im- 
peached. The Dr. says Mattaire has been observed, 
at the time of their commissions, to enter empty and 
return loaded from London House, that severall covers 
of books of the old editions, as also of those printed 
by Stephens, Vascosan, Morel, &c. have been dis- 
covered in odd parts of the library, behind other 

' This identical copy I saw many years ago ■wheu on a visit 
at Filkins ha]l, near Burford, Oxfordshire, the seat of the Col- 
ston's. It is now probably at Roundway Park, near Devizes; 
to whieh the family, having purchased the estate, have siiice 
migrated. I transcribed, at the time I visited Filkins, the fol- 
lowing MS. notes. 

Vol. l. Tho. Rawlinson. 

Legi suma cii voluptate hunc Libellum invilla, .... 
ap"* Dunington in agro Berks. mense Septembri A°. 
Dom. 1711. 

2ud vol. read in Dr. Pellefs copv, mv own being mis- 
VoL 6. Lectio hnjusce Libri incepta fuit in villaRev. Andreae 
Archer rectoris de SolihuU in agro Warwick A° Dfii. 
1712, mense Julio; finita vero ap"! Nantwich die ultimo 
Julij 1712. 

2G ' BELIQUIyE [1729 

books, but thc valiuiblo contonts gclt. Hc says he will 
not, as some havo done, urfje this as an argumcnt 
against him ; but it bcing wcll known, that thc rarity 
of thc Ordinal is vory singular, somc timc sincc in a 
gencral discoursc Mr. Mattaire, bcforc the cscjr.^s 
dcath, sighed for such a curiosity, aftcr which, in the 
Dr.'s prescnce, and before Mr. Anstis, he blundcrcd 
out thc posscssion, and again since hintcd he had no 
such book, Avhich dcnjal sccnis foundcd on a rcqucst 
madc by onc who kncw thc copy. Thcse are odd 
circumstances, and upon them the Dr. says a letter 
was scnt JNIr. Mattaire by an unknown hand, who 
promises the Dr. a copy. Hercin, it scems, Mr. 
Mattaire is charged in the most open manner with 
a brcach of trust in the library, boolvs purloyncd 
from the rooms bcfore the times of auctions, and the 
anonymous promiscs Mattaire to inform thc Dr. of 
partieulars more at large. The Dr. is unwilling to 
expose Mr. M.'s eharacter, and yet cannot but insist 
on some kind of justiee, such as a clearing by oath in 
chanccry, '■ a request " (says the Dr.) "' an honest man 
'• will not refuse, no more than a knave decline;" but 
even aftcr that, the Dr. thinks himsclf at liberty to 
producc suspicious circumstanees, such as I have 
mentioned. The Dr. obscrvcs farther, that this good 
man had swallowed this library in imagination, as he 
hoped to have the conduct of its sale, and that it is 
almost inconceivable with what face he could allot 
the Dr. 10,000 pounds clear of expences, MSS. and 
prints ; but such was the fervent prajpossession of 
the man, that he was little less than enthusiastic 
on the point, as has been, at the Dr.'s expense, more 
clearly visible to the world. 

August 30. Upon Bullington green is a little hill, 

17^9] HEARNIAN^. 27 

called BuUington Pen (i.e. Bullington Hill). Here 
was formerly a verj considerable hill, and there was 
(as I take it) a eastle, and hereabouts was the town 
and church of Bullington, that many speak of, which 
raises great speculations among the vidgar. 

Sq)t. 7. Tlie Vocacyon of JohanBale to the Buliopric 
of Ossorie. This book is so scarce, that the archbp. 
of Cant. had not seen it, when he was assisting father 
Courayer in the late controversy concerning our orders ; 
and at his request I sent it up to Lambeth. It is 
printed in 8vo. without date. So Mr. Baker. But 
in the copy lent me by Thomas Rawlinson esq. in 
1720, I found this date at y^ end. 

i[ Imprinted in Rome (before the casteU of S. 
Angell (at y*^ signe of S. Peter) in Decerabre) Anno 
D. 1553 [Q. Marie]. , 

Which circumstance of its being printed in Rome is 
a downright liction.^ If Mr. Baker's copy reaUy 

' The printer, doubtless, was Hugh Singleton, •whose mark 
is at the end. I lodk upon this as one of the rarest volumes of 
Irish history. It is mentioned in the Harleian Catalogue, vol. IV., 
no. 12111. Herbert'sAmespp. 741, 1573. Dibdiu's Herbert IV., 
p. 290. Copies may be found in tbe British Museum, and in 
Malone's and Douce's collections in the Bodleian. I may here 
record another very curious volume, which, although printed 
nearly a century after, is nearly as difficult to meet with. This 
is " The persecution and oppression (which, as Solomon saith, 
" is able to make a wise man mad) of John Bale, that -wascalled 
" to be bishop of Ossory, by the sole election, without auy other 
" man'3 motion, of that pious king, Edw. 6.; and of Gi-uffith 
" Williams, that was called after the same manner to the same 
'* bishoprick by the sole election, without any other man's mo- 
" tion, of that most excellent, pious king, and glorious martyr, 
" Charles l. Two learned men, and right reverend bishops of 
" Ossory. London. Printed for the author, 1664." 4to. pp. 44 : 
at the end, in my copy, with fresh pagination and siguatures, 
pp. 1 — 67, " The sad condition of the church and clergy iu the 

28 RELiaUIJE [1729 

wants thc said dato. it is imporfcct.^ Aslremember 
Bale's book is puff'd with other lyes. 

Scpi. 8. Threo or four j-cares agoe Dr. Holdsworth, 
of St. John's college, told me, that Dr. Stuart and 
some others would fuin have me put out a new edition 
of Capgraves Legenda Sandonm, which is very scarce ; 
but this I thought fit to wave, it bcing (as I judgcd) 
sufRcicnt, that it had becn once printed ; and it might 
be as proper (yea I think more proper) to reprint 
the Missal of Hereford, which is much more scaree 
than Capgrave. Indeed, the copies of this Missal 
(whether printed or MSS.) are so very rare, that 
Brian Twine (otherwise a most knowing man) did 
not know of it, and therefore reckons (p. 186 Apol. 
Ant. Ac. Oxon.) but three kinds of Missals, viz. Salis- 
bury, York, and Bangor, omitting that of Hereford, a 
thing I must tell Mr. Baker of. 

Sept. 9. Mem. To tell Mr. Baker, that Dr. Gerard 
Langbaine (a very great scholar, and a great judge 
of our English history and antiquities) observed to 
Mr. Selden, (who deservedly consulted the Dr. in these 
afFairs,) as may be seen in Leland's CoU. vol. V. p. 287, 

" diocess of Ossory ; and I fear not much better in all Ireland." 
My late very learned and very courteous friend, Dr. Routh, was 
a diligent collector of bishop Gr. Williams's works, but could 
never obtain this tract. Its rarity may, possibly, be accounted 
for by the destruction committed upon literature at the fire of 

' Sept. 17. The date to Bale's Vocacyon Mr. Baker had not 
observed till I directed him to it ; upon the intimation I gave, 
he finds it as quoted by me in a letter I lately wrote to him ; but 
iieither at the beginning nor end of the book, but after the errata. 
He had it not then, when he wrote to me, by him ; beiug one 
of the old books he gave to their library, where they stand not 
very much regarded or wanted. 

1729] HEARNIANJS. 29 

'• that an extraet might be taken of all the historicall 
" passages in Dr. Gascoigne's Dictionarium Theolo- 
'•' gicum, which in his opinion do as well deserve to be 
" published as the rest of that great work does scaree 
" (but for them) deserve the reading." Whether such 
an extract were taken, I know not, but 'tis certain 
'twas never published. If it were taken, 'tis possible 
it might be deferred for another volume of Cornelius 
Bee's historians, which howcvcr never eame out. T 
have given a specimen of the historical passages in the 
Antiquities of Glastonbury, and there are many more 
in Mr. Wood's Hist. and Antiquities of the Univ. of 
Oxford. Mr. Wood, I think, got them chiefly by the 
assistance of his great friend and aequaintance Mr. 
Henry Foulis, fellow of Lincoln eollege. I have often 
been thinking of making and pubHshing such an ex- 
tract, but indeed I despair of getting it. 'Twas with 
difficulty I got the specimen in the Antiq. of Glas- 
tonbury. Partiality obstructs things of this kind, and 
'tis to that we are to aseribe the loss of a great deal 
of seeret historj^, while other things of the same kind 
for the same reason lye dormant, and are quite hid. 

SepL 14. Mr. Weeksey having, upon his ejectment 
from Oriel college, appeaFd to the lord chaneellour of 
England, sir Peter King, visitor of that eoUege, on the 
behalf of (what they call the king) the duke of Bruns- 
wiek ; which sir Peter, having never been of any 
university, knows nothing of college affairs ; sir Peter 
thereupon made nidl the election of the provost of 
Oriel eoUege, because the provost had not every vote, 
and declared Weeksey's ejectment (there being no 
warden) illegal, but afterwards he made Dr. Hodges 
warden himself, by virtue of his visitatorial power, 
and restored Weeksey to his fellowship, a mandate 

aO RELIQUIu^ [1729 

or decree bcing come to the college for that restora- 

Sept. 19. The foUowing copy of un original letter 
from k. James 2d, wlion duke of York, was scnt me 
by Mr. Baker of Canibridge 8ept. 14, 1729 ; not to 
be printed, for indeed it is not worth printing ; but 
being only a curiosity, 'tis to be kept by me as such. 

For Mr. Lenthall, speaker of the house of commons. 

Mb. Speakek, 

I understand, that there was a letter of mine inter- 
cepted going to the king, which I confesse was a iault, 
and therefore I desire you to let the house know, that I 
will engage niy honour and faith never to engage my 
selfe any more in such businesses. And my request is 
that I may continue, where I now am ; in doing which 
you will much obligue me, who am, 

your friend 

St. Jameses, Feb. Yokke. 

20, 1647. 

Endorsed thus : " Duke of Yorke ; reported 22 d 
" Februar. 1647." 

This (says Mr. Baker) I can vouch to be taken from 
an original ; and if I might acquaint you how I came 
by it, you could have no doubt of it. 

Sept. 23. Last night I spent the evening with 
Mr. Fletcher Gyles and Mr. Charles Da\ns, London 
booksellers. Mr. Whiteside of the Museum, and 
Mr. Taylor of Univ. coU. were also with us. The 
said Davis is a man that bears little better character 
with many honest men than Edm. Curle. He makes 
it his business to pyrate books, and hath reprinted 
something from mine without acknowledgment, par- 
ticularly what I have about lord Cobham at the end of 

17:9] nEARNIANJE. 31 

Titus Livius Foro-Jul. This I mentioned to him. 
He said he had it from the Tower, which is a lye. 
I had it from Mr. Geo. Holmes, who transcribed it 
frora the Tower, and Davis stole it from my book, 
and he insinuated that he would do so with respect 
to other things. He printed this thing about Cob- 
hara at the end of his paltry edition of lying Bale's 
trifling book about that lord. 

Mr. Gyles said, he hath got in the press Lambards 
Topographical Dictionary of Britain, the MS. of which 
he shewed me some years ago. 

Da\as said, he was going to reprint Caius's Anti- 
quities of Cambridge, and that Mr. Jebb was to do it. 

Sept. 28. On Thursday, Sept. 18, 1729, died Rich. 
Graves, of Mickleton near Campden in Gloueestershire, 
esq., in the 53rd year of his age, being born April22, 
1677. He was one of the most worthy and most 
virtuous gentlemen I was acquainted with. He was 
also a most excellent seholar and antiquary, a man of 
great modesty and of a most sweet temper, and a great 
friend to his tenants and to the poor, so that all people 
are very sorry for his death, whieh I hear was very 
sudden, tho' he hath been of late much afllicted with 
the epidemical feaver and ague that hath raged (and 
still rages) so much for these 3 years. He was very 
studious, and made great coUections ; and Avas upon 
a work he designed to have published, relating to the 
antiquities of Evesham and some other abbies. 

Sept. 30. Dr. Caius had a mean opinion of John 
WickliflT, and therefore he thought the Oxonians ought 
not to be proud that John Wickliflf was educated 
among them. See the 8vo. ed. of his book, p. 268. 

32 EELIQUtyE [1729 

Wlicn \Vicklift"',s doctrino beg-an (0 prevail in tho 
univ. of Oxford. thc scrniona, beforc thcy worc prcach'd 
publickly, uscd to be examincd b}- thc Drs. of Div. 
Ib. pp. 270, 271. Qiiasre, whcther therc werc any 
such thing at Cambridge.' 

Oct. 23. On the *Jth of this month, being Thursday, 
Mr. Jolm Whitcside, kecpcr of tlie Ashm. Museum, 
chaplain of Christ Church, and ministcr of King's 
Walden in Hartfordshire. went out of town to the 
said King's Walden in the afternoon, and lay that 
night at Tring. I knew nothing of his journey till 
the next night, tho' he used always formcrly to lot 
me know of his journies beforehand. He returncd 
on Thursday, Oet. 16. The next day, (being Friday,) 
after my return from my walk, I saw and discours'd 
with him, and he seemed well. 

On Sunday morning he ealFd upon me, and stay'd 
with me about an hour, and diseours'd pleasantly, but 
complain"d of an indisposition, as he often wouLl, 
having had a great pain in his knee at intervals for 
several years. The next day being Monday, I calFd 
at the Museum in the afternoon, but not finding him 
there, I went to Christ Church, and found him sitting 
by the fire. We talk'd as usually of many particulars, 
and he told me, that his distemper (as it plainly now 
appeared) was the yellow jaundice. He had had the 
advice of Dr. Lee, and 'twas thought it would be soon 

Mr. Whiteside told me, the jaundice came by drink- 
ing a pretty deal of bad small beer at Christ Church 
after his journey. Tuesday in the afternoon I calFd 
upon him again, and found him in bed. He talk'd 

' See under Nov. 24, 1729. 

1729] HEARNIANJE. 33 

well and cheerfully as he used to do, and I did not 
apprehend the danger. But yesterdaj morning one 
of his young men at the Museum came to me, and 
told me he knew nobody, and that 'twas fear'd he 
could not be reeover'd. I soon heard this had news 
confirm'd by other hands. I went to him. but he was 
speechless, and knew no one. He lay till about half 
an hour after five o'clock in the evening in that man- 
ner, and then expired. He was a very ingenious 
industrious man, an excellent mathematician, and one 
of the best in England in experimental philosophy. 
He carried on a course of experiments for many years 
at the Museum, to the great advantage of the youth 
of the university. 

He took the degree of A.M. June 23, 1704, as a 
member of Brase-nose coll., of which he had been a 
servitor originally.' 

Oct. 25. The eight first Reading Mercuries (pub- 
lished A". 1723) are valuable upon aceount of the 
relation in them of the bounds of Reading, an J of the 
list of the mayors from the Xth year of Hen. VI. A°. 
1432, when, it seems, it became a mayor town. 
Which account of Reading and of the several mayors 
was sent to the press by John Watts, esq., who was 
mayor for the year 1722. 

Nov. 1. The present dutchess of Brunswick, com- 
raonly calFd queen Caroline, is a very proud wori^an, 
and pretends to great subtlety and cunning. She 
drinks so hard, that her spirits are continually indam'd, 

' Oct. 26. Mr. Whiteside was buried at Christ Church, in the 
cathedral, at the time of prayers, at four o'clock inthe afternoon, 
on Friday last, Oct. 24, as I was told on my return from my 
country walk, for I knew uothing of it till then. 
lU. D 

34 nELIQUI.J^ li72g 

and slie is often drunk. This last sumniei' slic went 
away Irom Orkney honse ncar Maidenhead (al A\liieli 
shc had dincd) so drunk that shc spcwVl in thc coaeh 
all her journey as shc wcnt along, u thing much 

Nov. 2. My fricnd Mr. Bakcr read Blonnfs Boscobcl 
with pleasure, when he was very young, in his father's 
house ; as indccd it is a very plcasant, cntertaining 
book, and perhaps may contain many things that wcre 
communicatcd by fatlicr Huddlcston, wliom Mr. Wood 
heard at Oxford to rclate thc wholc story. Itisvcry 
strange (as Mr. Baker observcs) that the king should 
only name father Huddleston once in his long narra- 
tive penn'd by Mr. rcjjys, and without duo acknow- 
ledgment of his services. But in truth the king is 
too full of himself, and too much forgets his fricnds. 
Whcn he came to dye, he rcmcmbercd !Mr. Huddle- 
ston '• who had prcscrvcd him in the trce, and now 
" hoped would prcserve his soul," 

Nov. '3. Dr. Caiuss book,^ says Mr. Baker, was a 
posthumous work, but it was left in very safe and 
carcfull liands, vh. archbishop Parker"s, who bore 
part of the expense of the edition, as I find in some 
MS. notes of his son sir John Parker. The Dr.. in all 
appearance, was a Eoman eatholic; and yet he joyned 
in communion with the Chureh of England to the last, 
and eame to the ehapcl, and to our praycrs, as man}^ 
of the Roman eatholicks did till towards that timc 
v.^hen the pope sent out his bull <tc. His successor 
Dr. Legge was popishly affcctcd in a high dcgree, and 

' His Hisf. CaHta()7-igie7isis Acudc77ii<r, 4to., Lond. iu aedibus 
Jo. Daii, 1574. 

1729] HEARNIAKyE. 35 

probably for that reason was brought in by him ; and 
during that reign there was a popish leaven in that 
coUege amongst the fellows and seholars. 

Nov. 8. Mr. Stow was a man much' superior both 
in skill and probity to Rich. Grafton the printer, ■who 
tho' he used published books, yet he was not curious 
enough to consult and eoUect from old MSS. 

Nov. 11. Mr. Randal Catherall was a great anti- 
quary, and took much pains in collecting materials 
from leigcr books and other monuments of that kind, 
in order to compile some work about the religious 
houses, which I doubt not would have been exquisite : 
but he never lived to finish what he had begun, and 
what became of his vahiable coUections I know not. 
Perhaps Mr. Catherall of Oriel eollege may give some 
information. Bp. Sanderson had seen and used them, 
and look'd upon them as excellent, for which reason 
he transeribed many things from them ; which is the 
more to be regarded, because the bp., besides his 
being a profound divine, was likewise a great English 
antiquary, and spent much time (particuhirly in his 
retirement before the Restauration) in perusing old 

Nov. 13. Hugh Latymer is said by some to have 
very much assisted archbp. Cranmer in corapiling the 
Homilies, which I verjdy beheve to be true, consider- 
ing the learning and simplicity of the man, who 
however in this work iLsed nothing ludicrous, as he 
thought proper sometimes to do in his sermons, as the 
oecasion required, the better to expose \\ce and to 
please his auditors. 

;3G RELIQUIuE [1729 

Thc mannour of Islip was given to tho church of 
Wcstminstor by k. Edw. Confessor, who was born at 

Thc said mannour was forracrly thc bcst wooded of 
any mannour that belong'd to Westminstcr. 

Thcro werc formcrly above two hundred customary 
tcnants that bclonged to the mannour. 

St. Martin's Le Grand destroy'd in Edw. VIth's 
time. It was a noblc collcge, foundcd a little bcfore 
the reign of Wm. Conq. It is sad to consider in 
what a most sacrilcgious manncr the chappell was 
abus'd after the eollege was dissolv'd, part of it being 
turn'd into a tavern. 

Nov. 18. Thos. Latymer and others were concern'd 
in compiling Edward VIth's Liturgy, yet Cranmer 
was the chicf person ; insomuch that the late Mr. 
Edward Stephcns, whom some called father Stephens, 
and others abbat Stephens, used to stile it the Cran- 
merian Liturgy. This ]Mr. Edward Stephens was a 
good common lawyer, and was great with judge Hale, 
whose Meditations he published. Afterwards he went 
into orders, but was for the Greek rather than Westcrn 
church. He had some partieular and singular opinions, 
but was a good, pious, sincere, and religious man, and 
died (as I take it) a non-juror. 

Notwithstanding his calling it the Cranm.erian 
Liturgy, he made use of the Ist liturgy of k. Edw. 
VI., with some few additions and patches of his own, 
as may be secn in the printed ed. he set out of it, of 
which, as well as of Mr. Stephens's other things, 
there were only very few copies printed. Dr. Grabe 
used to communicate with hjm. He died (I think in 
April) in 17C6, at which time, as I have been well 

1729] HEABNIAN^E. 37 

inform'd. he profess'd hinisclf to die a meniber of the 
(ireek ehureh. He was buried at Enlield by the 
care of his son-in-law, (Dr. Udall,) a reverend Dr. in 
divinity, -who lived there, and taught a great number 
of the sons of noblemen and gentlemen, and had a 
mighty, and, I believe, a deserved reputation for his 
faculty that way. Qujcre, whether this Dr. Udall 
were not a Cambridge man ? 

Nov. 24. They had examiners at Cambridge for 
Bae. and Drs. of Divinitj^ : but whether wlth regard 
to Wickliff, Mr. Baker cannot say. That university 
was noted for orthodoxy, when we at Oxford were 
tainted with what they ealFd heresy. Dr. Cranmer 
was one of these examiners, afterwards archbp. Mr. 
Baker remembers only,one censure of a Wiclivist at 
Cambridge, whilst that sort of men were very nume- 
rous at Oxford. And it was this [repated] ortho- 
doxy, that partly determin'd Hen. Vlth to be a 
founder at Cambridge. His foundation brought in 
the Queen's, before which they were very low. 

Nov. 29. Learning is at so low an ebb at present, 
that hardly any thing of that kind is sought after, ex- 
cept it be English, Scotch, or Irish history ; which 
probably may make Dr. Grey's catalogue sell well 
after Christmas, which I hear is weU fraught with 
books of that kind. It is said to be very low in 
ItaJy, and yet they have even now a much greater 
regard both to religion and learning than we have in 

Nov. 30. Last Wednesday died suddenly Mr. Ben- 
jamin Cole, of AII Hallows parish, Oxford, and was 
buried next day in All Hallows churchyard. This 

38 BELIQUIJE [1729 

person was origiiially a bookbindcr, but he performcd 
biit indiffcront])'. Aftcrwards hc turned ingraver, and 
practiscd heraldry and surveying. He was a man of 
parts, but conceited. He might have proved eminent, 
had not he been giddy headed, so as altogcthcr to 
follow no one singlc profcssion. He publishcd a map 
of Port Meadow, anothcr of 20 miles round Oxford, 
and a third of 20 miles round Cambridge. Some 
time ago he published proposals for printing a folio 
book of heraldry, which he hath shewed me in MS. 
several times, being a eolleetion of arms made by 
himself; to which would have been prefixed a dis- 
course about heraldry, and other tliings would have 
been added. But I believe he met with little en- 
coiiragement, by reason 'twas not thought he had 
learning enough to write anything well 011 the sub- 
ject, notwithstanding his eollections might be good. 
He died in the 63rd or grand elimacterical year of 
his age. He was of non-juring principles, particularly 
he was against the abjuraticn oath. 

Dec. 3. On Saturday night eame news to the Viee- 
Chancellour, Dr. Butler, of the death of Mr. Joscph 
Bowles, chief keeper of the Bodleian library, and 
fellow of Oriel colh, who died, as Mr. Powell the 
beadle told me, at Shaftesbury in Dorsetshire, the 
place of his nati\ity, and was buried there on Tucs- 
day, Nov. 25, last, so that I suppose he died either 
the Saturday or Sunday foregoing. Of this gentle- 
man (a most vile wicked wretch) frequent mention 
hath been made in these memoirs. He took the de- 
gree of M. A. Oct 12, 1719. 'Tis ineredible what 
damage he did to the Bodleian library, by putting it 
into disorder and eonfusion, whieh before, by the 
great pains I had talvcn in it, and by my taking down 

1729] HEARNIANjE. 39 

everj boolc and examining it, and thereby making the 
catalogue compleat, and reducing the additions (after 
I had first written them in an interleaved eatalogue) 
into two vols. folio, (all ■svritten with my own hand, 
which I intitled "Appendix adCatalogum impressorum 
librorum in Bibliotheca Bodleiana," which was de- 
signed to have been printed.) was the best regulated 
library in the world. Yesterdaj-, at two o'clock in the 
afternoon, was a convocation for electing a librarian. 
Candidates were Mr. Wise, B. D., fellow of Trin. colL, 
and " custos archivorum " of the university, who hath 
usurped my place of second librarian these ten years ; 
Mr. Bilstone, chaplain of All Souls', janitor of the 
library, who hath got the new keys made, in opposi- 
tion to the old ones I have by me, (for I never re- 
signed, though they debarred me for not taking the 
oaths,) and Mr. Robert Fysher, B. M., and fellow of 
Oriel coU. Bilstone desisted, so the struggle was 
between Wise and Fysher, and Fysher carried it by a 
majority of fifteen votes, to the great mortification 
of Wise, Bilstone, the Vice-Chancellour and many 
others, who had taken strange methods to get Wise 
(an half-strained eonceited man) in ; but their tricks 
would not do, to the great content of such as hate 
such undermining wicked doings. Wise seemed to 
be very sure of suecess, and expressed a concern that 
his antagonist was his junior, and vaunted mueh of 
his own service in order to lessen Mr. Fysher's inte- 
rest, but maugre all these methods, he was, as he de- 
served, balfied. Mr. Fysher had 100, Mr. Wise 85 
votes. The Whiggs were all, as it were, to a man 
against Fysher, insomueh that Merton, Wadham, 
Exeter, and Jesus, were in a combination for Wise. 
As far as I can understand, it was a party cause, and 
they rather contended on that score than for merit. 

40 BELIQUIyi: [1729 

Thcre wcre 24 votcs in Magd. coll., -wlicrcof tcn votcd 
for Fyshcr. But though this was ti push bctwcen 
Whig and Tory, j-ct Fysher is by much the worthicr 
man, as far as I ean yet lcarn. All the canons of 
Christ Chureh werc against Fysher. Dr. Shippcn, 
prineipal of Brasenosc coU., was very zealous for 

Dec. 5. On Wedncsday morning last Mr. George 
Phcpheard, B. D. and fellow of Trin. coll., was chosen 
keeper of the Ashmolean museum, in room of Mr. 
Whitcside deecased. This gentlcman (whom I do not 
yct know so much as by sight) was senior proetor of 
the univcrsitj' in the year 1719. The elcetors to this 
post are, the Vice-Chaneellor for the time being, the 
dean of Christ Church, the prineipal of Brazenosc 
coll., and the regius professor of physick. Several at 
first appeared for this place, among Avhich was Mr. 
James Fynes, !M. A. and fcUow of Magd. coll. But 
theVice-Chanccllor himself was againb;tFynes,(though 
of his own collegc, and supcrior in merit to Shep- 
heard,) alledging, that Trinity eollege having servcd 
their eollege in eleeting Dr. Jcnner Margaret professor, 
he eould not but serve them again ; a strange reason 
for a Vice-Chan: ellor, not regarding merit. Mr. Henry 
Edmunds of Oricl coll. likewise appeared, but the 
dean of Christ Chureh having also declared for Shep- 
heard. it was found at last (one of the proctors bcing 
of Trin. coU.) that it could not be carried against 
Shepheard, as it might, had the Vice-Chancellor been 
guided by principlcs of honour and not of party. He 
was aeeordingly elected. For my own part I was 
always. and still am, of opinion tbat a laj-man, and 
not a man in orders, much less a priest and a B. D., 
ought to have this place, which depends so much on 

1729] HEARNIANyB. 41 

shewing kniek-knacks or gim-cracks ; and though 
Mr. AVhiteside was himself so iiseful there in carrj-- 
ing on experimental philosophy, which he did for 
himself, and not as custos musel, and might therefore 
have done it elsewhere as well, if he had pi'ovided him- 
self of a room, yetl was ever of opinion, that, for that 
very reason, because he was a priest, and had a cure 
in the country, it had been better if a proper lay 
pcrson had been fixt upon, as had becn done before, 
he being the first clergyman that had it, and perhaps 
now it may be made a constant practice. 

Dec. 6. Martin Bucer, who was much eonsulted at 
the beginning of the Reformation in Edw. Vlth time, 
was a moderate man, and far superior to Calvin or 
any of thc other Puritans, with respect to the retain- 
ing many laudable things, that they were very zealous 
of abolishing. He died at Cambridge, and is there 
buried. He was much respected by both universities, 
who honoured him with verses at his death. 

Dec. 13. The lady Jane Grey, Avho was but a few 
months older than Edw. VI., was so beautiful, so 
goodnatured, and of so winning a carriage, that she 
attracted the love of all, and nothing was wanting to 
render her an unexceptionable queen but a just title. 
Her father-in-law, Dudley duke of Northumberland, 
was a most ambitious man, and by aiming at placing 
her on the throne, by that means plainly contrived 
her ruin ; her own father, Henry Grey duke of Nor- 
folk, a soft, easy man, being without mueh difficulty 
drawn and persuaded to consent to the duke of Nor- 
thumberland's eontrivances, for which, though duke 
Henry was at present pardoned, yet afterwards, for 
being in another rebellion in queen Mary's reign, he 

•^2 RELlQUIyE [1729 

Avr.s behejidcd. Tliis lady Jane was adorned witli in- 
eomparable parts, and is said to havc had such a 
^enius and forwardness to learning, as to undcrstand 
Greek and Latin as well as her own niother tonguc. 
Instcad of thosc cxcreises other young ladics uscd to 
follow, slio followed her book. They say she read 
Grcek -with grcat pleasurc, without any translation. 
When onee at h(>r fathcr's park tlierc was a great 
Imnting, with other sports; whilst others were di- 
verting themselvcs at it, she was in her room all the 
time, reading Plato's Phscdon in the original Greek. 
Othcr stories of likc naturc are tokl of hcr, which 
thougli partly truc, yet a grcat dcal must bc supposed 
to be owing to flattery. I have two of her letters 
among my collections ^vritten in Latin, but those I 
transcribed from a printcd book. Quaere, Avhat MS. 
letters there are of her's without any regard to Mr. 
Strype or any other late eoUector ? 

Dcc. 14. Sir James Hales, as Heylin hath obscrved, 
one of the justices of the common pleas in king Edw. 
VIth's time, was the onlj' person of the couneil that 
most resolutely refused to subscribe the instrument 
for disinheriting the lady Mary. and settling the crown 
iipon the lady Jane Grey, ^vhich as it was a most 
hiudable act, so he was, when queen Mary came to 
the crown, most dcservcdly rewardcd for it. Dugdale 
makes this sir James Hales not one of the justices of 
the common pleas, but one of the justiees of the king"s 
bench : and this I think is true. Qusere about him, 
and whether the prcsent family of the Hales's be not 
descended from him ? Also, whether he was not a 
Cambridge man, and a writer ? 

Yesterday Dr. Tanncr called upon me^ and told me 

1729] EEARNIAN.E. 4J? 

that lie ncver saw so muoh as one sheet of the 2nd 
ed. of Athente Oxon. till after the book was printed ; 
at which I could not but admire, when I have been 
assured from several, and particularly more than once 
from his servant or secretary Jackson, that the sheets 
constantly came from the press to the Dr. ; from 
whence may be gathered, how willing the Dr. is to 
exeuse himself about having a hand in the managing 
of that spurious edition, in which such strange Avoi^k 
was made by omissions and alterations, and yet he 
never will be able to get it over, the edition being 
most certainl)' to be aseribed to him, and 'twas he that 
communieated the copy. 

Dec. 16. Sir \Vm. Cordell, in the time of queen 
Eliz., w^as an eminent man, and a great patron of 
learning, and he Avas in particular a great encourager 
of Saxton in his work of the maps of England. I 
think this Saxton was a great surveyor and drawer, 
but (as I take it at present) he would not engrave 

Dec. 17. Mr. Taylour told me that Browne Willis 
(who came to Oxford last Friday, and went out of 
town yesterday, but I did not see him) told him, that 
his estate brought him in last year nine hundred and 
thirty-five pounds, whereas it iised to be looked upon 
as worth per annum fifteen hundred pounds. Mr. 
Willis came to town partly npon account of begging 
(for he goes on, as he alwaj-s will do, to beg) for the 
ehappell of Fenny Stratford, it being not as yet en- 
dowed, and money (as he saj-s) being still due for 
building it. 

Mr. Willis"s new 4to. book is (I hear) sadly scouted, 
I mean that now almost printed, in which he hath 

44 RELIQ UlyE 


things reliUing to Oxford. Dr. Tannor 

shakos his 

hfad at it. 

Sir Thomas Scbright liath a finc papcr copy of tho 
folio edition (I hcar) of lord Chirendon's history with 
drauglits, finelj done, of all the grcat persons men- 
tioncd in the history. I know not who drew them, 
but I am told thcy were taken from the originals. 
Sir Thomas gave sixty guincas, I hear, for this copy, 
and the duke of Chandois, ('tis said,) whcn he after- 
wards saw it, dcclared he would have given ten more 
guincas for it. 

Dec. 22. On Sunday Dec. 7, this month ann. 1729, 
died at Reading in Bcrks, where he hath lived with 
his wife many years, Mr. Benjamin Sliirley, book- 
seller, who livcd formcrly in Oxford, and was a great 
auctionccr thcre, and mueh notcd on that account, 
tho' nothing near so cmincnt that way as Mr. Edmund 
Millington, a London bookseller, whom he imitatcd, 
and who was certainly the most eminent auctioneer 
that ever was or ever will be in England. He, the 
said Shirley, died in an advanced age, being near 

Dec. 25. In Mr. Baker of Cambridge is a great 
deal of learning joyncd with an uncommon degree of 
modesty and politeness. 

Dec. 29. Of the old translation of the Psalms in 
metre, Mr. Bakcr hath the same opinion with me : 
they have stood their ground against the greatest 
men : first arehbp. Parker's transhition printed by 
John Day, 4to., (now very scarce,) which Mr. Baker 
hath seen ; and next king James's translation, beau- 

1729-30] HEARNIA^^jE. 45 

tifully printed with the privilege of his son. And 
Mr. 13aker hopes (as I do) will do the like against 
our late innovators. 

Dec. 30. I am sorry to hear (says Mr. Baker in his 
letter beforcsaid of the 18th inst.) of Mr. Bowles's 
death, and as sorry tliat he that is best fitted to suc- 
ceed him wants one qualification, which yet I cannot 
wish him. The said words are spoke by Mr. Baker 
with reference to myself, who am unqualified upun 
aceount of my refusing the wicked oaths. 

Dic. 31. On Monday last was to have been a prize 
fighting in Oxford bctween two fellows, and they had 
it cryed about with beat of drum for some time ; the 
mayor, sir OHver Greenawa^-jhavinggiven them leave: 
but they having had no leave from the Yice-Chancel- 
lour, the same was stopt, the Yice-Chancellour taking 
one of them up a little before the time of fighting, and 
hiying in wait ycsterday for the other, or any one else 
that was to abett and countcnance such a proceeding, 
to the great resentment of tht^ townsmen, who aim 
at destroying the privileges of the imiversity, one 
of which is to {)revent and obstruct all idle, vagrant, 
dissohite persons, who carry arms to the disturbance 
of the public peace, and of the discipline of the 

1729-30. Jan. 2. In Edw. Ylths time sentences 
of scripture were painted upon walls in churches and 
chappels, and there were other decorations of that 
kind, which were stiled the laymen's books ; but in 
queen Mary's time they were defaced. Before the 
Reformation there were other decorations upon the 
waUs of sacred places, such as the images of saints. 

46 BELIQUIJE [1729-30 

martyi's, and confessors,with otlier things vcry proper, 
and even sentences too sometiraes of scripture, tho' 
not in the vulgar tongue. 

Jan. 3. In Sept. last died the celebrated sir Riehard 
Steel, kt., a man that somc years ago made a great 
noise upon accounf of a paper called The Spectator, 
which came out a great while together, and have been 
since printed together in many volumes ; but the best 
of these Spectators were done by Mr. Addison. 

Jan. 4. The great house standing in the entrance 
into Grampole, over against the lower end of Clu-ist 
Church, Oxford, which belonged formerly to col. Crook, 
was builtby one Mr. John Smith, (shortlj after maior of 
the city.) and cost him (as 'tis eredibly reported) above 
<£1300 ; and it cost the col. neer £'150 after he had 
purchased it, in building of two stables. one that 
would hold six horses, and the other four. The gardcn 
plot is not large, and the hall but small ; and all the 
other roomes (which are many) very good. It was 
some years before 1679 a boarding sehool, and called 
Virgin's Hall, because usuaUy between twenty or 
thirty young ladies were boarded in it. So in an 
original letter written from Malmesbury, Nov. 19, 
1679, to the earl of Angiesey, lord privy seal, at 
Anglesey house in Driu-y lane, London, by Mr. Thos. 
Gilbert the independent, who was then about buying 
it for his lordship, and adds at the same time, " The 
" only inconvenienee is that it neither has, nor can 
" have, a coach house belonging to it ; but standing 
" in the entranee into Grampole, over against the 
" lower end of Christ Church, where are diverse of 
*• the canons' coach-houses still standing empty, choice 
•• whereof may be had at easy rates. The house is no 

1 729-30] 3EA R XI A X.E. 47 

" college lease, as the others (you have formerly been 
'• about), but good freehold : the lowest rate I can 
" yet bring the colonel downe to for it is o£600, and 
" I verily think it will not stick long on his hand at 
" that price, when it shall be more comjnonly kno-i^Ti 
" that he is minded to part with it." 

Jan. 21. Mr. Francis Drake, who (I am told) is an 
eminent chirurgeon of York, hath undertaken to 
compile and publish the History and Antiquities of 
the city of York. He hath sent me a letter, dated 
from York, October 27th last, with a plan of his de- 
sign. Mr. Marmaduke Fothergill married his aunt. He 
wants my advice and assistanee. The best ad^ace I 
can give is, to bring it into as short a compass as he 
can, and to consult the MSS. of Dr. Xathaniel John- 
son, who had copied all that relates to Yorlcshire 
from Dodsworth, and had made vast additions of his 


Jan. 29. In Xov. last I had a letter from Mr. 
West, dated at the Inner Temple the lOth of that 
month, signifying that the town was ver}- sickly, and 
that their weekly biUs of mortality were never so 
high sinee the plague, and that they encreased every 

Jan. 31. Mr. Taylor of Univ. coU. told me last 
night, what I had not heard before, that some time 
ago the present bp. of London, Edmund Gibson, asked 
Dr. Felton, principal of Edm. haU, what conventicles 
there were in Oxford, (meaning non-juring plaees of 
worship) and whether I went to any of them, or 
whether I went to the haU chappeU to prayers. I 

48 HELIQUIjE [1729-30 

know not woll what imswer Felton made, unlcss it 
be that he said he knew of no conventielcs in Oxford, 
and that I went to no conventicle. As for my own 
part, there being- no non-juring place for worship in 
Oxford, I continuc in my own room and pray by my- 
self, using the Common Prayer, and that with grcater 
consistence than go to the public churches and joyn 
with them but partly. 

March 13. Kingston upon Thames, March 4. On 
Monday last (March 2) our soxton, with his son and 
daughter, being cmployed in digging a grave, part of 
the antient chappell called St. Mary's (which is an 
old Gothick building, where formerly the south Saxon 
kings used to be crowned, six of whose pictures, to- 
gether with king John's, whose coronation ceremony 
was there performed, are still remaining on the Avalls, 
tho' 'tis at least 1300 3'ears old) fell in upon them, 
killed the sexton and one man upon the spot, buricd 
and wounded scveral others, and buried in the grave 
both the son and daughter for above three hours, 
during which time many were emplo^^ed in digging 
out the rubbish in order to get at the bodies that 
were buried. After the romoval of.thetimber and , 
several loads of rubbish. they heard very plainly some 
loud groans and cries in the grave : soon after they 
came to the heads of two persons: the man was 
speeehless, and almost dead, having his head closelj' 
confined between two stones ; the woman was not so 
much pressed ; but being immediately taken care of 
by Dr. Cranmer, they are both in a fair waj' of reco- 
very. This church and chapel has for many years 
been wanting rebuilding. The damage, besides the 
lives already lost, is computed at above £1000. 
Northampt. Mere. March 9, 1729-30. 

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Marcli 15. The river Thames made navigable to 
Oxford in the reign of king Jaraes I., Dr. King. dean 
of Christ Church, being Yiee-Chancellour. T\v}-ne"s 
Apol. p. 93. 

From Ant. a Wood's Register of St. John Baptist'3 

George, natural son of k. Charles II., baptized 
Jan. 1, 1<5(J5, privately, begotten on the body of Bar- 
bara Villiers. He was born in a fellow's chamber in 
Merton coU. on Dec. 28 preceding. 

March 24. Dr. Dixon Coleb)-, a physician, formerly 
of Merton coU., now a practitioner of his faeulty at 
Stamford in Lincolnshire, said yesterday at Merton 
coUege, (as Mr. Pointer told me j-esterday in the 
afternoon.) that one Mr. Wylde, a gentleman com- 
moner, going by St. John Baptist's chureh in Nov. 
1695, Mr. Ant. a Wood being in the church and a 
grave digging, ilr. Wjlde asked ^lr. Wood who 'twas 
for. For myself, replies Mr. Wood, the nature of my 
distemper being such, viz. the strangurj', that I can 
Uve but a ver}- little while. How true this may be 
I cannot say, but I have \ev\ often heard from per- 
sons of good credit, that Mr. Wood in that distemper 
walked to the place where he designed to be buried, 
pointed to it, and gave directions about digging the 
grave, and some have added, that he saw part, if not 
aU, of the grave dug himself. 

April 2. Yesterday I had a letter from my friend 
Mr. Wm. Brome of Ewithington, of the 2Sth of iast 
month, in which he teUs me, that the week before 
there died at Fownehope, 4 miles from Hereford, our 
good friend Mr. Patrick Gordon, one of the Avorthyest 


50 BELIQUI^ [1730 

and most learned mcn bclonging to the church of 
Hereford. Mr. Brome says he alwaycs enquired very 
kindly after me. The said Mr. Gordon was certainly 
a very learned man. He had been professor of He- 
brew and Humanity at Aberdeen. At thc Revolution 
he was one of the ejeeted Scotish episcopal clergy. 
Thence he came into England, and was made master 
of the free sehool at Bray near Maidenhead in Berks, 
where he was, after the year 1690, (it was about the 
beginning of 1693.) the very first master I had for 
the Latin tongue, for I learned my accidenee of him. 
After some time leaving the school, (being succeeded 
by Mr. James Gibson, who was my second master, 
and was so till I came to the university,) he was pre- 
ferred in Herefordshire, and was one of the preben- 
daries of Hereford. He married in the said county 
of Hereford, but, I think, had no children. I know 
not M'hether he ever published any thing, but I re- 
member when the '• Scotch Presbyterian Eloquence " 
came out, when I was a boy, some said they bclieved 
him to be the author. He was a man that had a very 
great afFection for me when he was my master, as 
had also my sccond master, particularly for m}- dili- 
gence and promptness, which they both admired, and 
would often say that I needed no spur, and indeed 
(if I may be allowed to note this) I was never 
vvhipped by either of them, notwithstanding they 
were both severe enough to such as deserved cor- 

April 4. On the Ist inst., being Wednesday, Mr. 
Robert Wood, nephew of Ant. Wood, told me that he 
is 68 years old. He said he thought his uncle Antony 
had been 66 years old at least, whereas (as I told 
him) he was not compleat 63. He said (and so have 

1 73o] HEA R XI A NJE. ol 

others) that he looked as if he had been fourscore. 
He said there is a paint of Antonj- in the hands of 
Mr.Thos. Wood, a young gentleman now of New colL, 
* of which he is like to be fellow, son of the late Dr. 
Thos. Wood, brother to this Mr. Robert Wood. This 
picture, he said, is very little like Antony, being done 
when he was young, and undor is put Ant. a Bosco. 
He said he was at London when his said uncle Antony 
died. He said they were burning his papers two 
or three days, the maid constantly tending the fire 
whilst it was doing, and 'twas before Antony died. He 
said his (Mr. Robert Wood's) sister had abundance 
of little papers and little books containing memoran- 
dums written by Antony, who used to write down 
everything, but that they are now dcstroyed and lost. 

May 1. Mr. Ward, of Barford near Warwick. lent 
me *' A vewe of Weston park in Hartfordshire," as 
follows : 

This is the vewe taken within the parke of Weston, 
by Baldok in the covnte of Herteforde, now in the 
kynge's handes our souerayn lord the iii^'' daj of Janu- 
arii in the xxii"'' yere of kyng Herre the Vllth, by 
Rawff Farclow, gentylman, Tiiomas Devyn jsche, Richard 
Isod, Johu Harmer, John Bamford, Thomas Ynderwod, 
yomen, WjUjam Isod, Wyllyam Warant, AVylljam 
Rombold, Thomas Isod, John Irlond and Robt. Warant, 
sajth j' at j* daj of j^ makjng herof that ther wer 
within the sajd park uppon ther onestj bj ther perfjt 
sjght of a!l manner der receivjd and aeampjd viii score 
der, and as for the lodjche within the sajd parke, the for 
sajd Rawff an<i hjs companj sajth v' jt vs in decaj of 
all thjnges towchyng r.^pacjons of the sajd hows and 
abowt the lodjche to the some of xl mrk. Farthermer 
the sajd Rawff & hys companj sajth that the hed- 

52 EELIQUIjE [1730 

dysche of tlie sayd parke ys in decay of lieddyschyng, 
whych most nedes be mad xx' scor poll whyche wyll 
cost every poll iii'' & the old wod In wyttnes to thys 

they ven the sayd Rawff & hys company hath 

set to ther seles the day & yer abowe wrytten. 

Mr. Ward at the sarae time lent me a MS. paper 

The hospytall lande. 

Inprimis A capitall measuage, called the hospitall, 
wth three acres of pasture thereunto adioininge. 

A close arrable in severall conteininge fower acres 
called the Spittell close. 

Also one wood conteininge twentie acres called 
Spittell wood. 

Also fowrtene acres of meadowe lienge in severall, 
beinge in a close called Spittell meade. 

Also eight acres of arrable land lienge in Wallington 

There is also lienge dispersed diversly in the parishe 
of Clothall twentie acres or theraboutes. Some lie in 
Rushden field, but the number is unknowen. 

Indorsed The Hospitall Land at Clothall Sfc. 

Copies of another MS. paper I received at the same 
time, indorsed Charge of Clothall. 

There is a free chapple, called the free chapple of 
Clothall, in the countie of Hertf., to wch. doth belonge 
cc acres of medow, wood, pasture and arrable lande 
lyeng in Clothall Weston Quixwood and Buckland in 
the county aforesaid, now possessed by Georg Burgoyn 
gent. and Tho. Burgoyn gent., wch. chapple and landes 
are graunted in ffee to be held in socag by her majesties 
letters patentes. To prove that the same was such a 
free chapple as ought [to] come to hir Matie by the 

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statut of A". 1. E. Vr' yt is certified in A°. xxvi*" H. 8. 
to be contributory to the payment of first fruites and 
tenthes. Afterwards upon the generall certificat of all 
^ free chapples and chauntryes made in A°. xxxvii. H. 8. 
it is agayn there certified by commission out.of thecourt 
of chauncery, and returned into the eschequir that yt 
was a free chapple founded for the mayntenance of a 
priest ; of wch. free chapple and landes neither of the 
said Mr. Burgoynes have any estate from hir highnes or 
any hir progenitors : both the said certificates and in- 
quisicons are remayning of record in the eschequir.' 

I May 4. Dr. George Abbot, master of university 
college, in the third year of his Vice-Chancellorship 
did this piece of service for the university of Oxford, 
as to retrieve a book of Epistles written to and by 
the university, which had been long lost, and being 
found by the Dr. at Winchester, (of which place he 
was dean,) he restored it to the university, and took 
eare to have it lodged in the university archives, as 
Mr. Twyne informs us in p. 2(i4 of his Apol. Mr. 
Twyne mentions this upon account of a matteroffaet 
that fell out about the year 1465. 

The said vol. of Letters is now among the university 
muniments in the school tower. There is another 
»'ol. of the Univ. Letters (being a continuation of the 
other voL) in Bodley's Archives, A. 166, ab A". 1508 
et A°. 1597. 

May 9. Mr. Twyne, in p. 280 of his Apology, takes 
notice of a great mistake in Robert Hare's Memor- 

' Mr. Ward, at the same time, lent Hearne other deeds and 
grants relative to Clothall, in Latin, which are only omitted 
here to save the space. 

54 RELIQUIyE [1730 

abilia, of Cimtahri(/i(i> for Oxoi(ia>, as if the seholars 
had went from Cambridge to Northampton, and began 
to sottlo an iinivcrsity thcre upon account of the con- 
test A°. 124G ; whereas there was no such differenee 
tlien at Cambridge, (whieh was not indeed then 
become an university,) but it was at Oxford ; and 
'twas certainly from Oxford that the scholars went on 
that account, the affronts they had received from the 
townsmen of Oxford being so verj^ great that they 
could not bear with them. But they continucd not 
long from Oxford, raatters being made up much to 
the advantage of the scholars : but 'twas very much 
against the inhabitants of Northampton's inclinations 
and desires, that schools began to be opened there 
should be sliut up, and a stop put to the prospect they 
were in of their town becoming an university. 

Maji 10. On the tenth inst., being Sunday, meeting 
Mr. Thos. Wood of the Eacket eourt upon Magd. 
bridge as I was walking, between eleven and twelve 
o'clock, to Headington to dinner, he tgld me that his 
uncle Antony was not ill used at Merton coUege, or 
ejected the common room upon account of an}- differ- 
ence with the college, but that the ill will shewed 
him there was only by sir Tho. Clayton and sir 
Thomas's party, because Antony used to give no 
better character of him than that he was head of 
Merton college and a knight, 

May 26. Richard I. was born at Oxon. A°. 1157. 
He instituted the first mayor of Oxon., (as he did of 
London,) and two aldermen, Henry III. adding two 
more. He received the citizens of Oxon. into the 
same rights and privileges with the citizcns of London, 
and gave the mayor of Oxon. a privilege of bcing his 

i73o] HEAEXIAXyE. 55 

butler on the day of his coronation ; and all this favour 
was granted bj him because of his being born at 
Oxford. These privileges have been confirmei by 
many foUowing kings, and the eitizens of Oxford 
enjoy them to this day. See Brian Tw}Tie's Apol. 
p. 234. 

Ma?/ 31. Thos. Gascoign remarks in his Theological 
Dictionary, (as I find by a speeimen thereof com- 
munieated to me by Dr. Tanner,) that in old time, 
when law and law-suits were not minded in Oxford, 
good letters flourished far more than when eontests 
in law arose and were followed, and 'twas (it seems) 
at that time that there happened to be 30,000 stu- 
dents at Oxford. He speaks of this under the word 

Anno 1327, the mayor and citizens of Oxford, 
(Edmund de la Beche being head.) joyning them- 
selves with the townsmen of Abington, went at mid- 
night in a great body with torches and candles, and 
burnt the manor of Xortheote, belonging to the abbey 
of Abington ; after which they set upon the abbey 
itself, and ransacked it in a terrible manner, partly 
kiUing and partly putting to flight the monks ; for 
which the ringleaders were afterwards hanged at 
WaUingford, as appears from the History of the 
Abbey of Abington. quoted by Mr. Twyne in p. 299 
of his Apology. Which Historj- is (without doubt) 
very worthy to be read aU over by such as have an 

June 1. It seems the university of Oxford was so 
damaged by the before-mentioned riot and disturbance 
at Abingdon. that had not the scholars of Merton coU. 

56 ItELIQUIJE [1730 

continued, very few would have remained to carr^' on 
thc university affairs, as Mr. Twyne observes, p. 299, 
from Mr. Stow, and from ecrtain verses of an uncertain 
author dc revocandis scholaribus, which the said Mr. 
Twyne found prefixcd to Master Dumblcton's Quses- 
tions in Merton coll. library. 

June 8. This spring (1730) thcy puUed down the 
old kitchin and hall of AU Souls' colL, and now they 
are building new ones, which though they raay be 
perhaps more fine in appearanee, yet all that I have 
heard speak thereof say they will be nothing near so 
strong as the old ones, which were built as if the 
founder designed they should last for ever. 

The church of St. Mary in Oxford was the principal 
or chief church of the clerus or scholars (for that was 
the meaning of clerus in those times) in the reign of 
Edward II., as Brian Twyne observes p. 301 of his 
Apology, but how long before that time it was so, I 
cannot at present tell precisely, tho' no doubt but it 
was some years. 

St. Frideswide's fair was in old time a most famous 
thing, and merchants and tradesmen used to come 
thither from all parts. It was first granted by Hen. I. 
to be kept within the bounds of the priory of St. 
Frideswide every year, upon the feast of St. Benedict, 
Jan. 12th, for twelve days together, which afterwards 
Hen. III. translated to St. Frideswide's day, 19th 
Oet. It was kept in St. Frideswide's meadow. 
During the fair the prior of St. Frideswide's had 
vast privileges, and as soon as it began, the keys of 
all the gates of the city used to be surrendered or 
delivered up to him by the mayor and bailyffs in token 

i73o] HEARNIANJE. 57 

of his ha\-ing the custody of the whole village of 
Oxford at that time, during which the religious of 
that plaee had the custody of assize of bread and ale, 
and of ■sveights and measures. But it seems great 
complaints Avere made in the time of Edw. Illd of 
the remissness or negligence of the canons of St, 
Frideswide in this affair, which indeed was so great, 
that afterwards in the reign of Rich. II. the chan- 
cellour of the university put out an edict forbidding 
the merchants to come there any more, and com- 
manding the affair to be discontinued ; and thereupon 
the scholars would have thro\\Ti down their booths, 
broke the cords, and done other mischief, had not the 
king's ofBcer at arms come to Oxford, and protected 
the canons from the rage of the scholars. See Brian 
Twyne, p. 305. 

June 10. On Thursday, June 4th, 1730, the earlof 
Oxford (Edw. Harley) was at my room at Edm. hall 
from ten o'clock in the morning till a little after 12 
o'clock, together with Dr. Conyers Middleton, of Trin. 
coll. Camb., and my lord's nephew, the hon'^'*' Mr. Hay 
of Christ Church, and Mr. Murray of Christ Church. 
A eonvocation had been called in the morning about 
8 o'clock by Mr. Whistler, one of the yeomen beadles, 
to be held at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. About 11 
o'clock Mr. Whistler came to my lord at my room, 
with the Vice-Chancellor's ser^-ice to m}" lord, telling 
him, that the Yice-ChanceUor would wait upon his 
lordship at his lodgings at sir John Boyce's at 2 
o'cloek. My lord modestly replyed. he would wait 
upon the Vice-Chaneellor at his (the Vice-Chancellor's 
own) lodgings, but recollecting a little, he told 
Whistler (who had his beadle's staff all the time in 
his hand) he would be at home to expect the Vice- 

58 llELIQUIyE [1730 

Clianeellor, his sorvice at the sume time. Then Mr. 

Whistler addresscd himself to Dr. Middleton, telling 

him, the Vice-Chancellor presentcd him with his ser- 

vice, and ofFered, that if he pleased he would have 

him have the degree of Dr. of Div. conferrcd upon him 

by way of being prescnted ad eimclem, that is, that he 

should have the sanie honour herewith respectto the 

degree of D.D. as he had at Cambridge. The Dr. 

returned his service to the Vice-Chancellor, and said, 

he aeeepted of the office as a great honour. Mr. 

Whistler went off, but returned soon back, and desired 

the Dr. would write down his name, which aecordingly 

he did. My lord after this stayed with me 'till after 

twelve, and then went oflf with Dr. l^Iiddleton, Mr. 

Hay, and Mr. Murray, two men-servants waiting all 

this time below. My lord all the time he was with 

me diverted himself with looking upon books, and in 

usefull beneficiall discourse. At two o'clock the con- 

vocation was held, and a great ooncourse there was. 

My lady Oxford and my Lady Margaret, the earFs 

daughter and only child, being thef'©-^ my lord (who 

had many years before had the honorary degree of 

M.A. conferred on him) was created Dr. of Civil Law, 

and Dr. Middleton was presented to the degree of 

D.D., that is, admittcd to what he had before had in 

Cambridge. My lord was presented by Dr. Thompson, 

LL.D., of St. John's colL ; who spoke, as I hear, 

ehiefly about his skill in pohtics, instead of his being 

a great friend to learning, and of his making a most 

noble colleetion of books written and printed. Dr. 

Middleton was presented ad eitndem by the Margaret 

professor, Dr. Jcnner. My lord &c. went out of 

town on Saturday morning, June 6th, in order for 

Wimpole, but to see several plaees of note as they 

went along. 

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June 21. Thomas Gaseoigne in verbo Ee.v tells us 
that Hen. V. designed to have reformed the univer- 
sity of Oxford and the statutes that had been made 
by young men, so as that no statute afterwards should 
be dispensed with by the regents, and to have founded 
a eoUege of divines, to which he would have annexed 
all the alien priories in England, but being prevented 
by death, his son Hen. YI. gave them to Eaton col- 
lege, and to St. Nieholas, i. e. King's college in Cam- 

June22. Henry V. designed that his coUege should 
have been at Oxford in the castle, and was to have 
been built just in the same manner as King's coUege 
Avas after built (at least begun to be built, for only 
the chappell was finished) at Cambridge. 'Tis pity 
this design had not taken effect, and I think 'tis pity 
that some sueh college hath not been since built in 
the eastle of Oxford, which would be a most giorious 
ornament to the university and city of Oxford. 

Jwie 29. Thc townsmen of Oxford, being very mueh 
against the privileges of the university, in a parlia- 
ment begun at Glos'ter by Hen. IV. petitioned, with 
the Berkshire men, that the king's charter, by which 
the scholars were to be tryed by no other judge in 
qwJjuscunque proditionis felomce et mahennii qucestionibus 
but their own steward, should be revoked ; and this 
petition was of such force that A". X". 1410 in the 
parliament at Westminster an attempt was made to 
diminish the university of Oxford's privileges, but 
without efFeet ; the king, on the contrary, granting 
that the chaneellour of Oxford might at the end of 
20 years signify to the chancellour of England the 
names of sueh as disturbed the peaee of the univer- 

CO nELTQUI.E [1730 

sity ; a privilej;-c wliicli the univorsity mny still, if 
thcy please, makc usc of. Scc Twyne, p. 1313. 

Jiihi 3. The throo s(;holai's tliat wore hanged by 
the townsmen of O.xford Avere much talked of, and 
afTordcd mattor to sonie historians, particularly to 
Matth. Paris. Thc punishmcnt of the townesmen 
was, to go to every church in Oxon. barefooted and 
barebacked, with rods in thoir hands, and to receive 
absolution from the parish priests, and to pay a mark 
of silver evcry yoar to thc scholars. wliich the townes- 
men got taken off aftorwards, upon their giving part 
of the land called Middcncy to Osncy abbey, upon 
condition that the abbat of Osney evcry year paid a 
mark to the prior of St. Fridoswyde for the use of the 
univcrsity. Morcover, thoy wcre to cntertain with a 
handsome collation, every ycar upon St. Nicholas' 
day, an hundrod poor scholars, thc abbat of Kynsham 
being to pay sixtoen shillings yearly for the collation 
or banquet, which whcn thc said abbat of Eynsham 
aftcrwards refuscd, he was citcd to thc chancellour's 
court, and was cast. See Br. Twync, p. 209. 

Julij 13. Mr. Bakcr tells me that he corrcsponded 
with bp. Burnett, and is one of those few that must 
always speak well of him ; for tho' he used great 
freedom in censuring and eorrecting his two first vols. 
of the History of the Reformation, (as we find in the 
last,) such as might have justly drawn down his re- 
sentments upon him,yct he treatedhim like a friend, 
and a man of honour ; and Mr. Bedford being then 
undor confinement, at Mr. Bakor"s request he had 
undortakcn to sollicito his affaire, and would (Mr. 
Baker believes) have then effocted it, had he not died 
whilst it was in agitation ; and Mr. Baker had the 

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last lettcr from him, probably. he ever wrote, dated 
the day before he was taken ill of that distemper 
whereof he died. " This," says Mr. Baker, " I must 
" always thankfully remember." 

Jidij 15. On Tuesday morning, July 14, 1730, died 
Mr. Sam. Parker, son of Dr. Sam. Parker, late bp. of 
Oxon. This gentleman, who was once of Trin. coll. 
Oxon, but left it without a degree upon account of 
the oaths, hath written and published many things, 
sueh as, an Epitome of tlie Ecdesiastical Historians, 
Censura Temporum, Bibliotheca Biblica S,-c., the best 
part of which book are the oceasional annotations, 
most, if not all, of which were done by other hands. 
I hear he had a dropsy, and that he took his bed last 
Saturday. He was, as I take it, fifty-two years of 
age. He hath left a widow (one of tlie daughters of 
the late Mr. Henry Clements, of Oxford, bookseiler) 
and many children, the eldest of which, Samuel, from 
the trade of a leather gilder beeame clark of Magd. 
coll. Oxon. last Easter term. He was buried in the 
church of St. Peter in the East on Friday night, July 
ITth, following. 

.July 27. To bp. Burnet Mr. Baker hath no more 
to say, than that, instead of compliances, he gave him 
the highest provocations, such as most men would 
have highly resented, but few (besides himself) would 
have printed. " But my principle," says Mr. Baker, 
" is not so high asyou may imagine ; I hold commu- 
" nion with the establisht ehurch, the new eommu- 
" nion I do not understand." Letter of July 22nd. 

August 1. I have been told for certain that, at the 
court at London, the non-jurors are esteemed to be 

02 liELiaVI.E [1730 

tlic honostosf part of llie nat ion. and l.hat ovon Caroh"nc 
says so hcrsolf. 1 am also oortainl}' informcd that 
thc non-jiiring: Church of EngUmd gains ground in 
London evory day. 

August 14. What number of I\IS.S. lord Oxford is 
posscsscd of Mr. liaker cannot say, but he thinks 
Mr. \Vanh'y oncc told him 1k( had 14,ori0 caria; aii- 
tiqva:, Avhich Avill go a great way towards half the 
numbcr I spokc of to Mr. Baker, whieh was a mattor 
of 30,000 ^ISS. Indoed, I have oflen hoard Mr. 
Thwaites spoak of tlse vast numbor of aneient cartcp. 
in thc Harknan library ; not that I presume he was 
so well acquaintod wilh the hbrary himself, tho" 1 bc- 
licvo he saw it morc thnn onee in the oarrstim.c, but 
from his aequaintanco wit h Dr. Hiekos and Mr. Wank^y, 
who woro wont often to spoak and diseourse thoroof 
to Mr. Thwaites, who liad a very grcat hand in the 
Thesaurus Unf/uaruiu Scptcritr/oiiaUuin, as Dr. Hickos 
hath gratefuUy aeknowlodged. Most of the said okl 
carta; bolonged formerly to sir Simonds D'Ewos, a man 
undoubtcdly of great skill in affairs of this kind. 

Auifust 27. Copy of part of a lcttcr I wrote to day 
to Mr. Baker of Cambridge. 

" I want, if I cmdd get it, something morc about Mr- 
" Abrabam Woodhead than bath been said bj Mr. Wood. 
" Tho' he was a Ronian cathobc, yet I always looked 
" iipon him to have been one of the greatest raen that 
" ever were bred in Enghuid. Old Will. Kogers of 
" Gloucestersbire (now dead) was his great acquaint- 
" ance, (as he was also well acquaiuted with Mr. Ob. 
" Walker and Mr. A. Wood,) and used to tell me that 
" Mr. Woodhead wrote a book of opticks, and that he 
" was certainlj the aiulior of The Whole D du of Man ^c. 

1 7 3o] HEARNIA NuE. 03 

" And Indeed some others have also imaginedMr.Wood- 
" head to have been the author. I ani told lately that 
" Mr. Vinter (who was a contemporary of Mr. Wood- 
" head's, and an Oxfordian) informed a certain worthy 
" lady, that he askt jNIr. Woodhead whether he was 
" the author of The Whole Duty of Man^ and he raade 
" no answer ; which, considering the great modesty and 
" humility of ]Mr. Woodhead, might incline some to think 
" to be a sufficient proof of his being really the author ; 
" and yet, to speak my mind freely, I cannot believe 
" that he was the author, especially when I reflect with 
" myself upon what was told me on Aug. 24, 1706, by a 
" very learned friend of mine, who hath been dead more 
" than twenty years, viz. that being in discourse (about 
" the year 1682) with bp. Fell in his lodgings at Christ 
" Church, (the occasion of which discourse myfriend did 
" not tell me, nor indeed is it material to know,) x\\q. bp. 
" told him most solemnly, that he believed that he was 
" the only man then alive in England who knew who 
" was the author of The Whole Duft/ of Jlan. At that 
" time Mr. Ob. Walker was living and in England, and 
" was the man witli whom ilr. Woodhead had commu- 
" nicated his secrets, and had he known who the autlior 
" was, the bp. would not have spoken thus. I wis^h with 
" all my heart this good prelate had entrusted my friend 
" or any other friend with the secret, that the excellent 
" and pious author might have his deserved tho' unde- 
" signed praise in this world, as he has already his re- 
" ward in the other. Some have likewise suggested that 
" archbp. Sancroft was author, but this is still more un- 
" likely than Mr. Woodhead. I say no more on this 
" occasion, unless it be that many years ago was given 
" to the Bodleian library the original MS., the very book 
" from which 'twas printed, as appears (as I remember) 
" from the prlnter's marks, of The Causes of the Decay oj 
" XtianPiety. This book I placed in the library myself, 
" (for 'twas before I was debarred,) and before 'twas 

64 RELIQUI^E [1730 

" placed there it was shcvvcd to Dr. Ilenry Aldrich, who 
" said he bclicved 'twas not the author's own hand, but 
" that 'twas written in a disguised hand by bp. Fell : of 
" whieh opiiiion I ani also, I having ollcn seen the 
" bp.'s handvvriting." 

Sept. 17. Dr. Wall, who wrote of infant baptism, is 
lately dead. I am ■\vell assured that this great man's 
study is not worth in all above twenty pounds. He 
read what he had, but had not money to purchase, 
and 'tis a shame he was not preferred. 

Sept. 29. The old congregation house near St. Marie's 
church Oxon., and in the cemitery of the said church, 
was formcrly called the Semlijhows. So in Mr. \\'est'8 
MS. fol. in vellum relating to Mancestre in Warwick- 

Oct. 18. Thc old congregation house of the univ. 
of Oxford was built originally by a certain old scholar 
long before St. Marie's church was united and appro- 
priated to Oriel college. Thomas Ai'undel, at that 
time archbp. of Cant., gave 50 marks to Oriel coUege 
to part with their right, upon condition that they 
receive a penny a j"ear, so that afterwards it shouid 
belong for ever to the university. I know not who 
that certain old scholar that built it was, but am apt 
to think it was originally built in k. Alfred's time, 
though it may be rebuilt afterwards even before 
ArundeUs purchase. 

From vol. 128, p. 56. Mr. George Ballard, of 
Campden in Gloucestershire, hath lent me a folio MS. 
in English eontaining as foUows : 

I. An deuise of a seaman touching the expeditlon in- 
tended against the Turkish pyrates, written by Nathaniell 

1 73o] HEA R XIA XyE. 65 

Knott, gent., and by bim dedicated to tlie most reverend 
father in GodWilliam,by DivineProvidenceLordarchbp. 
of Canturburie, primate and metropolitan of all England, 
A"". Regni Caroli Regis lO''. an". que Domini l(j34. 

P. 9. And that I may beginne first with them whom I 
haue plaoed first, I must call to your niindes the great 
abuses that of late yeares hath taken possession of vic- 
tuallinge of his Ma"^'* nauie, who not remembringe the 
liberalitie and large allowance of his Ma *, or forgettinge 
it of purpose, cutt the saylors shorte of their allowance, 
soe that they haue not soe much or soe good as they are 
payed for, and where they are preuented in the first they 
exceed in the latter. Our eyes haue seene the many 
hoggsheads of beere which in a voyage haue beene 
drawne ouerboarde, and that not in the end of a voyage, 
wch. might haue palliated their falsehood, but within 
one moneth after they first sett saile. The dandmages 
ihat ensue hince are more then at first seight they 
seeme, for this is the originall of those diseases wch 
haunts ours more then the shipps of other nations. The 
brewer hath gotten the art to sophisticate his beere 
wth bvoome insteed of hopps, and ashes instead of malt, 
and, to make it looke the more louely, to pickle it witli 
salt water : soe that whilst it is newe it shall seemingly 
bee worthie of praise, but in one moneth labor wax 
worse then stinkinge water. There are some places for 
this arte more noated then others, but I passe them ouer 
in silence, you may bee sure it is where most beere is 
brewed for this use. There are of theis disorder as of 
all others noe doubt many fauourers who will bee readie 
to saye that the loue of the pott makes me pleade for 
stronge beere. Perhaps such a slanderer scarce deserues 
of the kiiigdome a draught of common water to wash his 
inkie mouth. Howbeit wee will endeauour to give him 
satisfaction, for first of all I doe not pleade for stronge 
beere but wholesome. Secondly I will make it appeare 
that in this consists the ruyne or happie successe of the 

06 llELIClUIyE [173 

voyage : for if eitlior tliey cast tlie beore ouerboanl, or 
(Irinke it, tlie voyage is at an end, the way tlirongii 
want, tlie next by iliseases tliat are ingench-ed by vn- 
wholsonie beere. Little do theis nionster bellied brewes 
[sic] thinke, or if tliey doe they niake lesse conscience 
of the watchinge hd)our and niiseries of a poore sayh)r 
in double danger both of the fight and of shippwrack, 
by day parclied w'"' the heate of the sunne, by night 
nipt and whipt w"' blustringe tempests, and when he 
is wett cold aud hungrie should not the poore soul 
haue a cane of beere lo refresh hini, but hee must say 
mors est in olla when hee drinketh it, or a cake of bread 
but hee must * * [hear sonie base illiterate ])erson hath 
taken out three leaves, as is noted in the margiu of 
the MS.] 

II. A briefe discotirse of the voyadge made by the 
English who were sent ouer for the reliefe of the French 
king, vnder the leading of the L. Willouglibie. 

III. The voyadge to Calis in Andaluzia, faithfully 
related by sir W. Slyngisbye employecHn that seruice. 
Begins, " In the yeare 1596. The queene's Ma"^ of 
" England." 

IV. A true relation of the voyage to the iles of Azores 
by the navie and forces of the late queene Elizabeth of 
fanious memorie, vnder the conduct of the right hon'''^ 
Robert Devorux earle of Essex and Ewe, M' of the 
horse and ordinance, lord high mareiall of England, 
one of her Ma"^'^ priuy councell, and knight of the order 
of the garter, in the yeare of our Lord 1597, and about 
the 25"' of June after the English accompt, coUected 
and written according to the accidents and occurrences 
obserued from time to time in the royall shipp called the 
Wastspight by sir Arthur Gorges k'. the captaine of the 
same, with a briefe description of those ilands aud some 

i73o] HEARNIAN^. 67 

passes and collaterall discourses incident vnto the matter 
as occasion is ofFered. Wherevnto are alsoe annexed 
certaine obseruations and ouertures concerninge the 
royall nauie and seaseruice gathered and sett downe by 
the same cuthor. Fides fortibus fraus formidolosis. 

F. 20. Besides that much of our beere aboard 

these victuallers that followed our fleet 
e abuse of ^ith diuers other rjrouision was very 
L.onaon brewers. ., , /- •. ir- i ^i 

vile and vnsauory ot itselie, by the 

great abuse of the victuallers and London brewers, as 
well as by the carelesse brewlu^'e as for the vnseasonable 
stinkinge caske which they deliuer, a fault much vsed 
among them and to much toUerated, consideringe the infi- 
nite rate and gaynes they make of sellinge Thames water, 
beyond all good order and proporcion. 

P. 46. Notwithstandinge the winde begane againe 

^ . _., , to bee fauorable, and soe settinse for- 
(jratiosa Pike and , , .> i -i i , ^ 

Fagall made. wards the next ot the liands that wee 

made were Gratiosa, Pike and Fagall, 

and as wee ranged by Gratiosa the tenth of September 

[1597] about twelue of the clocke at night wee sawe a 

, , larjre and perfect raynbowe by thc 

Aravnboweseene ° ,. , i i i • i /. ,• 

by night. moonelight in the bignes and torme oi 

all other raynbowes,butin coulor much 
differinge, for it was whltish, but cheifly inclyninge to 
the color of the flame of fire. This made vs expect some 
extraordinary tempestuous weather, but indeed it fell 
out after to be very calme and hatt [sic]. This rayn- 

bowe by the moonelight I doe the 

of 'r^neboTefr ''^^^^'' ^''^^^ occasion to note, for that 
night. * I remember Plinie in his Jfaturall 

Historie of the World speaking of me- 
teors denieth anie raynebowe to bee seene but opposite 
to the sunne, and neuer in the night season, and yet, 
saith hee, Aristotle reporteth for a raritie that in his 

08 JlELIQUIyE [1730 

tynie tliere was a ravncbowe seene by niglit, but withall 
aflirnieth that it could not bce, but att the liill of the 
moone. But in thcse parts they are very ordinary, as 
well when the nioone is not att the full as otherwise, 
which maketh meethinke that this [sic] ihvnds wcre neuer 
A reason wliy the knownc to the Grccks nor llomaines, 
Greekes nor Kom- nor that those former ages did trucly 
aines euer knewe conccaue or know many things that in 
theis iiands. ^j^jg latter times haue been discouered, 

ffor allthough Salomon saith that nothing is new vnder 
the sunne, which noe doubt is most true, (for all things 
haue had thcir beeinge sincc the first crcacon, (yett all 
things haue not beene knowne in all places and to all mea 

™ , . alike, but as the lonjje lifes of men 

The aduauntage . , ' ," , i , '. 

the latter ages "^ ^"6 "''^t ages noe doubt made their 
hauefortheknow- knowledge the greater by the benefitt 
ledge of many gf longe obseruaeon, soe againe wee 
^'""»®' in theis latter daies, by the tradition 

of their knowledge lefte vnto vs and allsoe by the dis- 
couery of those things w ^ time hath reuealed, haue 
found out many secretts to them vnknowne. 

P. 79. The w*^'' (I protest) I doe not speake either 

out of any neglect of one that is dead, or to picke a 
thanck of anie that liueth, but sincerely out of a reso- 
lucon to write an vnpartiall truth, or els to bee silent ; 
for those spiritts, that by base flatterie, seruile feare, or 
priuate malice, doe transport in fashionninge their his- 
tories, are of all other to bee reputed the vnworthiest 
and most pernicious in any common- 
The histories wealth, for wee see that those heathens 
from^flauerier '^" ^^'^® ^"tten the stories of Cyrus, 
or partialities. Pirrhus, Alexander, Hannibal, Scipio, 
Sylla, Csesar, Pompey, and of all other 
those great kings and renowned heroes doe as well taxe 
them for their vices as glorifie them for their vertues, 
for who liues without fault ; and soe sincerely and 
bouldly doe they foUowe the truth in their writings, as 

1730-31] HEARNIANjE. 69 

that they are thereby freed from malice or reuenge be- 
cause they are free from all partiallitie ; or if anie spleene 
arise yett it is secrett, for the prosecution of such since- 
ritie is imputed meere impietie in all sortes, and flatt 
tyrannie in princes. And to conclude this impatient 
humour of indureinge riualtie &c. 

Dec. 30. " London Dec. 24, 1730. One Margaret 
'• Coe, of the parish of St. Saviour Southwark, died a 
" few days since in the 104th year of her age. She 
" was 21 years of age when king Charles the First was 
" beheaded, and was a servant at Whitehall ; she saw 
" the executioner hold up the head after he had cut it 
" ofF, and remembered the dismal groan that was given 
" by the vast multitude of spectators when the fatal 
" blow was given ; her husband was afterwards water- 
" man to king Charles the Second, and kept his fish 
" ponds in Southwark, which have been since fiUed 
"up: she lived upon milk diet for about twenty 
" years past, not eating any flesh all the time." 
Northampton Mercury for Monday Dec. 28, 1730. 

1730-31. Jan. 5. Sir Thomas More studied and was 
educated in St. Mary hall at Oxford, about which time 
cardinal AUen, according to Fierbert, presided over 
the said haU. See Br. Twyne, p. 365. 

Feh. 20. Old Mr. Wm. Joj-ner, who lies buried in 
HolyweU churehyard Oxford, (with a tombstone over 
him,) often desired Mr. Kymber to be his executor. 
But he decUned it ; tho' he wished he had, because 
after his death, when they examined his books, they 
found money stuek in almost every one of them, in 
aU to the vakie of three or four hundred pounds: 
which I take to be the reason why he never would let 
one see his study, tho' often desired to do it. I was 

70 RELIQUIyE [1730-31 

aciiuaintcd wilh Mr. Joyner, and \iscd to \nsit him at 
thc mannour house at Holywell, whore he lodged, 
after dinner, it being his desire I would come at that 
t.ime, because of his going to bcd always at four in 
the evening, and rising at four in thc morning. Whcn 
I uscd to be with him hc would oftcn mcntion his 
books as curious in thcir kind, but 1 could nevcr gct 
him to shew mc one, which must be for the foresaid 
reason ; yet when he dicd, it appeared that the books 
were but ordinary. He woidd talk vcry plcasantly, 
and have a pint of ale by himsclf, and a very hard 
crust. He used to say he loved an old protcstant, but 
could not endure the puritans. Mr. Wood hath an ac- 
count of two things that lic printcd. His account of 
cardinal Poolc is but a mcan thing. When he gave it 
to Mr. Obadiah Walkcr, Mr. Walker afterwards said 
to him, " Mr. Joyncr, I like your book well, only j^ou 
" mcntion puritans before they wero in being." " Oh," 
says Joyner, " they are the greatcst rogucs upon the 
" faee of the earth." " Very well," says Mr. Walker, 
" then I like your reason for mentioning thcm vcry 
" well." 

Mr. Joyner told me Mr. Wood used often to come 
to him, and that he told him many stories which he 
(Mr. Wood) penned down in his presence, and when 
any thing pleased Mr. Wood, he would always ery 
Hum, upon which Mr. Joyncr would go on to expa- 
tiate. ^lr. Joyncr told me also to bring my pen and 
ink, and write down what old stories he should tell 
me ; " and when you say Hwn," saj's he, " then I 
" shall know that you are pleased, and will go on." 
But I never did, though I was with hira many times 
when I was a young master of arts. 

March 1. The Congregation house of the Univ. of 

1731] SEA R XI A XyE. 71 

Oxford was built bj- a eertain old scholar, long before 
St. Marios church was united and appropriated to 
Oriel college. Thomas Arundel, archbp. of Canter- 
bury, gave forty marks to Oriel college to resign their 
right to it. and brought it to pass, that it should for 
ever belong to the university upon the universitie'8 
paying a yearly pension of one penny if lawfully de- 
raanded. Br. Twj-ne, p. 314. 

March 14. From a MS. paper shew'd me by the 
rev. Mr. John Ball, who is now printing Spenser "s 
Pastoral Kalendar in English and Latin. 

" From a MS. of Nicbolas Stone esq., master mason 
" to their majesties king James y® first, and afterwards 
" to king Charles the first. 

" I also mad a monement for M'^^ Spencer the pooett, 
" and set it up at Wesmester, for which the contes of 
" Dorsett'payed me 40 Ib." 

It is to be remark'd, that this monument was 
erected about 1619, as it appears in this book of Mr. 
Stone's hand^^Titing. 

Also, that the date of 1510, when Spenser was 
born, is erroneous. It ought to be 1550. 

April 13. The Royal Societx* sinks ever}- day in it's 
credit both at home and abroad, oecasioned in some 
measure by it's new statutes for election of foreigners 
and natives, by posting up their names in the public 
room for ten weeks together, and perhaps at last 
with much difficulty electing them. 'Tis observable 
(what I have been told by one of the fellows thereof ) 
that this Soeiety is now as much tinged with party 
principles as any publiek body, and Whigg and Tory 
are terms better known than the naturalist, mathe- 
matician, or antiquarj-. 

72 RELILlUIyE [1731 

AprU 19. Dr. Rawlinson hath lcnt me, 
A true relation of some Passcujes ivhicli passcd at 
Madrid in thc ycar 1G23 hy prince Charles, heinr/ thtn 
in Spain jjrosecuting the match vnth the lady Ivfanta. 
As also severall obscrvations of eleven^ominous prcsaf/cs, 
some of theni hapnuaj in the same year whilst the said 
Prince icas in Spain, the rest of them hapned from that 
time until his death. With a discovery of some of tke 
wayes which the then Popish Bps. used to brimj Poperie 
into this Nation. By a Lover of the Gospel ofjesus 
Christ and the voelfare of this nation. Printed at Lon- 
don 1655, 4to. in 20 pp. 

April 21. The aiithor, whoever hc was, of the said 
pamphlett ascribes the original of king Charles Ist's 
ruin to his ncglect of searching into and examining 
to the full the murther of sir Thonias Overbury, which 
however I fear is false ; at least coming from such a 
writer the story is liable to suspicion. llig Words are, 
p. 5. " But the first foundation of his riiin and all 
" their postcrity w-as laid by his father king Jamcs ; 
" for in the matter 01 sir Thos. Ovcrbury his death, 
" he did send for the judges and gave them a strict 
" charge to examine the matter throughly concerning 
" the death of sir Thos. Overbury ; and did imprecate 
" God's curse upon them if they did not discover it 
" to the full ; and did upon his knees call for a curse 
" from God, and desired that God would never prosper 
" him nor any of his posterity, if he did spare any 
" guilty person that had a hand in that poisonous 
" murther : and the judges having prosecuted the 
" business so far that the_y found Sommerset and his 
" lady to be the chief aetors in this murther, for they 
" found that Sommerset did write a friendly letter 
" to sir Thos. Overbury that he would use aU the 

1731] HEARNIANJS. 73 

'• wayes and means to get his inlargement that pos- 
" sibly he eonld, and in that letter he sent him a 
" paper of powder for him to take, as being the best 
" thing that himself took in his sicknesse, (sir Thos. 
" being then sick of poycson sent hLm before,) but 
" this powder which was sent in this letter was a 
" poyson of a lingering nature, ■whereof (with some 
" other poyson which Mrs. Turner had sent him of 
" the like nature) he died, and after it was found out, 
"" there was justice done upon many of the actors, 
" whereof A^eston was the first, then sir Jarvis El- 
" way the then lieutenant of the Tower was the next 
" that suffered, and after him Mrs. Turner was also 
" hanged, besides others ; and when it was punc- 
" tually proved that Summerset and his lady were 
" found to be the chief actors of this murther, and 
" that he himself had sent the poj'son aforesaid, the 
" king, contrary to the curse which he had formerly 
" called from heaven upon himself and all his pos- 
" terity, did pardon both him and her, after the lord 
" Coke had passed sentence of death upon them ; and 
" the lord Coke was ever after in disgrace with the 
" king for passing this sentence against them, and 
" for sorae other small matter which he crossed the 
" king's humour in ; and so this noble gentleman 
" was po3'soned, for no other cause but for opposing 
" Summerset in the marriage of Essex his wife. But 
" the Lord did shew a great example upon them 
" both, but especially upon her, for she died a more 
" loathsome death than any woman ever died, but 
" for civilities' sake 1 will forbear the particulars 
" thereof"— 

May 22. The custom of the gambone of bacon is 
still kept up at Dunmowe, as I am told by Mr. Love- 

74 HELIQUr.E [1731 

(l:iy of Magd. colL, who rctnrnrd liomo on Tliursday 
last, May 20, from whom 1 liad what follows this 

nuper Priorat, 

r At a court barron of ihe right wor- 
I sliipfnll sir Thos. INIay, knight, there 
J hohlon on Friday the 27th day of June 
I in Ihe year of our Lord 1701, before 
I Thonias Wheeler, gent., steward of the 
I- said nianor, it is tlius enrollcd. 

rElizabetli Beanmont, spinster. •> 
I llenrietta Jieauniont, spinster. | 
Ilomnge ■{ Annabelhil^eaumont, spinster. ^ Jur. 
j Jane Beaumont, spinster. | 

l Mary Whceler, spinster. J 

Be it remembered that at this court it is found and 
prcsented by the homage aforesaid, that AVm. Parsley 
and Jane his wife have been married for the space of 
three years last past, and it is likewise found and pre- 
scnted by thc homnge aforesaid that Wm. Parsley 
and Jane his wife, by meansof thcir quiet and peaceable, 
tender and loving cohabitation for the space of three 
years aforesaid, are fit and qualified persons to be ad- 
mitted by the court to receive the ancient and accus- 
tomed oath whereby to entitle themselves to have the 
bacon of Dunmow delivered imto them, according to tbe 
custom of the manor. Whereupon at this court, in full 
and open court, came the said Wm. Parsley and Jane his 
wife in their persons, and humbly prayed they might be 
admitted to take the oath; whereupon the steward with 
the jury, suitors, and other ofBcers, proceeding with the 
usual solemnity to thc ancient and accustomed place for 
the administratlon of the oath, and receiving the said 
bacon ; that is to say, two great stones lying near the 
church door, where the said Wm. Parsley and. Jane his 
wife kneeling down on the two stones, the said steward 

1731] SEA R XI A X^. 75 

did adminlster the oath in these words, or to the effect 

You do swear by the custom of confession, 
That you never made nuptial transgression ; 
Nor since you were married man and wife, 
By hou!iehold brawls or contentious strife, 
Or otherwise at bed or at board 
Offended each other in deed or in word ; 
Or in a twelvemonths time and a day 
Repented not in thought any way ; 
Or since the church clerk said Amen, 
Wished yourselves unmarried again, 
But continue true and in desire, 
As when you joyned hands in holy quire. 

And immediately thereupon Wm. Parsley and Jane 
his wife claiming the said bacon, the court pronounced 
sentence for the sarae in these words, or to the effect 

Since to these conditions without any fear 
Of your own accord you do freely swear, 

A whole gammon of bacon you do receive, 
And bear it away with love and good leave ; 
For this is the custom of Dunmow well-known, 
Tho' the pleasure be ours, the bacon's your own. 

And accordingly a gammon of bacon was delivered 
unto the said Wm. Parsley and Jane his wife, with the 
usual solemnity. 

Exam'' p' Tho. Wheeler gent., steward, Will". 

Ji.di/ 23. Yesterday Mr. Riehard Peers, %-icar of 
Faringdon in Berks, called upon me, and gave me 
the following note : " At Great Faringdon, Berks, in 
•• an old churchwarden's book of accounts, bearing 
'•■ date 1518, there is the form (as we suppose) of 

ri; nELiaui.i: [1731 

'• llion admilliiig rlmrcliwardens inlo tlieir ofRce, in 
" the following words ; v'i:t. 

" Cliercliye wardenys thys shall bc your chargc to 
" be triic to God and to the cherclie forlove nor favor 
" ofi" no nian wytlio in thys paroche to w'hold any 
" r5'ght to the clierche but to reserve the dettys to 
" hyt belongythe or ellys to goo to the devell.'' 

Aur/ud 27. In Aldgate church about three weeks 
since ■was delivered in a paper, dcsiring that prayers 
might bc oftcred to Almiglity God, to inspire his 
majesty to hear the complaints of his subjects, and 
to givo him the courage to revenge thc injuries done 
them by the Bpaniards ; but this the curate thought 
not fit to repeat, tliough he niade no scruple to give 

Oci. 20. In y\r. Wood's aceount of himsclf, that 
I have printed in Caius, is a speeeh Mr. Wood madc 
and spoke, when he was a youth, at Merton college, 
■which shews the custom and humour of that time. 
The cu.stom is since broke oft' at IMerton, but there is 
something of it remaining at Brazeriose and Balliol 
coU., and no where else that I know of. I take the 
original thereof to have bcen a custom they had for- 
merl}-, for the young men to say something of their 
founders and benefactors, so that the custom w'as ori- 
ginally very laudable, however afterwards turned to 
ridicule, as there are also abundance of ridiculous 
things in the book called Feslwal, notwithstanding 
the design of giving an historical narration of the 
saints be commendable, and 'tis pity 'twere not kept 
up, and at the same time an historical narrative inter- 
Avoven of founders of churchcs &c. Ask Mr. Baker 
whether they have any such custom at Cambridge ? 

1731] EEA R NIA NjE. 71 

I think Mr. Isham, rector of Lincoln coUege, hath 
told me that they have. 

Nov. 4. Mr. Bateman of Christ Church preached 
there last Sunday in the cathedral. and in his prayer 
mentioned Dr. Stratford, who, besides his books to 
the college librar)-, left .£120 per an. to augment the 
students' places. This was so resented by the canons, 
that the subdean afterwards reprimanded him for it ; 
but I am sure 'twas well done in him, and it were 
to be wished all founders and benefactors were duly 
and constantly commemorated, as they used to be in 
old time in their prones.^ I am sure we should not 
then be at a loss to know who are founders of, and 
benefactors to ehurches (fec. 

Nov. 16. The Mstorie of Great Britanme, declaring 
the successe of times and affaires in that Iland, from the 
Romans first entrance imtil the reign of Eghert ^c. 
London, printed by Valentine Simmes 1606, 4to. was 
wrote by John Clapham, no very noted author. John 
Milton (who takes in that period) I believe is more 
read ; and yet even Milton was infinitely better at 
poetry than history. 

Nov. 23. One Barnes of St. Aldates in Oxford, a 
freeman of the citj-, having set up a waggon last 
sumraer, to carry goods to and from London, without 
the Vice-Chancellor's license. he was put into the 

' The word prone is of disputed origin, sorae deriving it from 
the Latin prceconium, written in contracted form ; others from 
the Greek Trpwi/^cacumen. The meaning of the word is pro- 
perly the seat or raised platform from which an oration to the 
people was made : or (2) the speech itself. 

78 RELIQUIJE [1731 

Vice-Chancellor s court by Mr. Thos. Godfrey and the 
widow Slatford, the two lieonsed waggonors, but he 
declined appearing, upon which hc was committed to 
the castle, where he continued about a week, and 
then was removed by habeas corpus to London, wherc, 
no one appearing against him, he was dismissed 
immediately, and on Friday Nov. l!)th he roturned to 
Oxford in a triumphant manner, with a laced hat, as 
if he designcd to insult the univcrsity. 

Dec. 6. Mr. West, in his letter from the Inner 
Temple of the 2nd, tells me 'tis still impossible to 
form any guess of our loss in the Cotton library. They 
take what pains they can to preserve and repair such 
as are damaged, and the learued world owes this 
obligation to the present speaker of the house of eom- 
mons [Onslow], whose industry hath been very great. 
Mr. West thinks the number of Cotton's MSS. were 
965, of which hc says 780 are entirely saved ; so that 
at that rate 185, and not only (as Mr. Gale) IGO, are 
lost. The most vahiable, he says, yet missed are the 
Saxon charters preserved in the drawers, and the 
ancient MS. of the book of Genesis, which we must 
ever deplore. Dec. 19. The loss at the Cottonian 
library is said to be very great, (as I have several 
times before suggested.) though others dispise it, to 
excuse Dr. Bentley's great care of himself ; for by the 
stove chimney, lighted to air one of the rooms, came 
this accident; add to this, what the fire did not 
entirely destroy suffered very much by water, both 
very dangerous elements to MSS. That brought from 
Alexandria is said to be safe. Speaker Onslow jfec. 
were present to eneourage the workmen to save what 
they could, and their purses and presence added dili- 
gence. The loss is irreparable. Many transcripts are 

1731-32] HEAENIANuE. 79 

dispersed iip and down, which now must be looked 
upon as very valuable. 

Dec. 22. On Saturday the lUh inst. Dr. Tanner's 
books were sunk with the barge at JBenson lock, near 
Wallingford, as they were coming to Oxford, he 
having had them brought from Norwich. The damage 
they have reeeived is ver}' great, there being among 
them many very eurious scarce things, MSSt. and 

1731-32. Jan. 3. Last Sunday in the afternoon 
preached at St. Marie's Mr. Henry Newcome, formerly 
fellow of Brazenose eoll., now rector of Didcot in 
Berks, and master of the grammar schole of Ewelm, 
where, viz. at Ewelm, he lives, but never taught so 
much as one boy since he hath had the school, which 
hath been manj- j-ears, ever since the death of Mr. 
Howel, who was a good man, and diligent in the school, 
whieh much flourished ; and he did a great deal of 
good there, and was much beloved and much lamented 
at his death. The serraon Mr. Newcome preaehed 
at St. Marie's before the university was the very same, 
some small matters being altered.that Jonathan CoUey^ 
of Christ Church had preached likewise before the 
universit)^ last New Year"s day, or the day of the 
Circumcision, whieh was mueh taken notice of and 
talked of, and as they were just as it were the same 
upon the subject of the circumcision, so they were 
equally short, hardly a quarter of an hour long. There 

' I hear since Mr. Newcome had lent a MS. vol. of sermons, 
written by Mr. Newcome's father, (who was an ingenious man, 
but is dead,) to Mr. CuUey, and that Mr. Colley copied the 

80 BELIQUIJE [1731-32 

was not above tt>n or a dozcn masters to hcar Mr. 
Newcomc, birt a pretty many childrcn (30 or 40 boys) 
got into the masters' seats, what is unusual. 

Jan. 6. On Svmday last Brownc Willis of Whaddon 
hall, esq. calling upon me, gave me a paper he had 
transcribed from Mr. Graves's coll. containing as fol- 
lows : 

" Ex. Registr. de South Littleton co. Wigorn inter 
" collect. Rici Graves de Micleton ar. 

'' Ao. Dni the xxvij day of the monyth of Oetober 
" in the xxxviij"' yere of the Rcynyn of our Soveraygn 
" Lorde Kynge Henry the viij"' MV^XLVI dyed and 
" was beryed in the Paryshe cherche of Alhalowyn in 
" Evesham, Master Clement Wych, Bachelor of Divi- 
" nitie and summetyme abbot of the monestry of 
'' Evesham. The wyche geve tb our churche before 
" He dyed iii kyne to liave masse and dirige, with 
'• serten refreshyng to the Parysheners at every yeres 
'• mynde for ever." 

He is the same (as I take it) that others call Cle- 
ment Lichfield, whom they make to have died 9 Oct. 
1540. See Leland's eoU. voL vi. p. 163. 

Feh. 2. The old spire of All Hallows church in Ox- 
ford fell down on March 8th, being Friday, in the 
year 1(399, and beat some of the church down. It 
was after dinner, and did no hurt, only one stone 
hurt a woman's leg at a small distanee from it. It was 
an handsome plain spire, about 50 j-ards or 52 yards 
high, much such a one as that of Shottesbrooke in 
Berks : and 'twas then reported that that and the 
church were built two years before the Conquest. 
Sinee the whole ehurch hath been rebTiilt and a new 

1731-32] HEABNIAN^. 81 

spire made, the whole work costing about five thou- 
sand pounds, six hundred pounds of which were given 
by the late bp. of Durham, Dr. Crew : the university 
were great contributors. 

Feb. 9. Yesterday, meeting Mr. Denison by Cairfax, 
he shew'd me an ancient piece of British gold, the 
finest one I think I ever saw. It was found he said 
in some field, I forget what. He said he gave V2s. 
for it. As I remember it hath a chariot and horse 
on one side, and on the other 


but I cannot trust my memory, and would therefore 
fain have a better account, if I could see it again. 
I wish I had particularly noted it. Some will raake 
this British gold to be a mixt metall of gold and silver, 
and to be arfcificiall, but I think otherwise, that 'tis 
natural, and that the Britains dug it, tho' the mines 
where the ore lay have been since exhausted. 

Feb. 19. Dr. Newland of Magd. coU. Oxon. is elected 
Geometry Gresham professor, to which I think his 
being a citizen's son gave him some title prefei^able 
to others, cceteris paribiis. 'Tis a gentile sinecure, 
and no wonder a learned man did not get it, the 
citizens of London being friends to little else but 

Feb. 22. ThoughMr. John Andrews, fellowof Magd., 
who is now B.D., was elected keeper of the Ashmo- 
lean museum on Wednesday April 14th last, and put 
in possession of his place by the Vice-Chancellor on 
Saturday following, being April 17th, yet Mr. George 


82 RELIQUIyE [1731-32 

Hudford,' now prt.sident of Trin. coU., having got 
three of the hands of the eleetors, (there being but 
six in all,) Dr. Shippen, principal of Brasenose, who 
was one of those three, the bp. of Bristol (Dr. Brad- 
shaw) and the professor of Physick (Dr. Woodford) 
bcing thc other two, was all along so restless, that he 
did all tliat possible he could to get Andrcws out ; 
and accordingiy he (by a most roguish trick) pre- 
vailed with Mr. Battcly of Christ Church and with 
Mr. Foxley, the two proetors at present, to put their 
hands to Hudford's paper, who by this means had 
now tive votes, though certainl}' in cquit}- the present 
])roctors' votes in tliis case ought not to be regarded 
in opposition to those of the fornier proctors. when 
the elcction was made. This mattcr so frightened 
Andrews, and indeed the Vice-Chancellor himself, Dr. 
Butler, did not stick by him, (being without doubt of 
Dr. Shippen's mind, whatever outside is put upon it,) 
that on Monday the 14th of this inst. Feb. he went 
to the president of Trin. colL, with Dr. Shippen the 
pro-Vice-Chancellor, (the Vice-Chancellor himself 
being absent at London. tho', without dispute, he had 
as a blind left this to Shippen's management,) and 
surrendered the keys to him, and on Saturday last, 
being the lOth inst., the president paid Andrews fifty 
pounds on that account, a pkiin argumcnt that he al- 
lowed Andrews to be the rightful keepcr, tho' the 
invalidit}- of his election had been questioned, as 
having but three votes, it being pretended that the 
Vice-Chancellor hath no power of calling a meeting, 
nor of doing more on the occasion than either of the 
other electors. This is an astonishing affair, what 
the university rings of, and 'tis supposed 'twill be of 


1732] HEARXIAXjE. 83 

very pernicious consequence : for tliough Andrews be 
not qualifyed with respect to skill, yet, as he was 
elected, he was so far the statutabie keeper, and tlie 
Vice-Chancellor should have stood by him, and not 
have so tam^y agreed with Shippen (co'mmonly called 
Ferguson^) to bring in an head of an house. But 
fifty pounds a year being, since Mr. Whiteside's death, 
settled upon the keeper, be he where he will, 'tis de- 
signed to be a perfect sineeure, and nothing is to be 
done by the keeper for the honour of learning, unless 
he have a strange inclination to learning, and ■will 
foUow it himself of his own natural genius. 

March2>l. There is nothing at Bath but gaiety and 
ludicrous diversions, so that even at London there is 
much more privacy and retirement than at Bath. es- 
pecially since at Bath all people will be acquainted 
with one, whether one will or no. 

Apnll. On Wednesday last the rector of Lincoln 
coll., Mr. E. Isham, told rae at his lodgings, that a 
fair offer had been made to him of a lady, if he had a 
mind to marr}-, but he declined it in a very handsome 
manner, (for he read his answer, ha%-ing then just 
wrote it, and was going to send it by post to the 
gentleman who had wrote to him for the lady, to me,) 
signifying that at present he was not inclined to 
alter his state and condition of life. 

May 3. Mr. George Wigan was some time since 
student of Christ Church, where he was a great and 
a very good tutor. Leaving that place, he became 

' Hearne says [Jan. 9, 1731] that doctor Shippen -was com- 
monly called Ferguson, from Fergusson the Scottish tricker. 

84 RELIQUIyE [1732 

])riiieip;il of Xow Inn hall npon tlie deathof Dr. Bra- 
bant, but. what hath been much wondered at, he hath 
not had yo nuicli as one gownsman entercd at it ever 
since hc had it, but shutting up thc gate altogether, 
he wholly lives in the country, whereas 'twas ex- 
pected that he being a diseiplinarian, and a sobcr, 
studious. regular and learned man, would have made 
it flourish in a most remarkable manner. He hath 
been a great while, as I hear, about a work concern- 
ing the Types of Scripture, he being well versed in 
Hebrew. I hear he hath, sinee he hath been in the 
country, got considerable knowledge in the British 

May 11. To ask Dr. Richardson and Mr. Baker, 
whether, in a journey into Scotland, it may be safe tra- 
velling for two or three persons out of the high-roads, 
if they have a mind to seek antiquities, and to go 
into by-roads. and particularly if they have a desire 
to trace the Picts' wall from one end to the other? 

j\[ay 13. This day I wrote a lettcr to Dr. Riehard- 
son of North Bierly in Yorkshire, to know if there be 
any danger in travelling into the north out of the 
common roads into by-roads. IVIay 14. In my letter 
yesterday to Dr. Richardson, I likewise asked him 
whether it be best to go bj' land or by water from 
Edinburgh to St. Andrews and Aberdeen ? I put 
these querics for the sake of Mr. Loveday of Magd. 
colL, who designs to visit those parts. 

May 29. Mr. Baker, in a letter from Cambridge of 
tlie 14th inst., sent me the account of lieut. Eridall 
ulias Br) dle^s afFair, and 'tis remarkable. I know not 
of what house this Bridall was. but he was a scholar 

1732] HEARXIAXyE. 85 

and a stout couragious man, and a great friend of the 
university privileges. He denied subjection to the 
governour of Oxford, collonel Legg, who charged him 
with mutiny. He was lieutenant of one of the regi- 
raents of soiddiers raised by the university, and exempt 
from the authority of the governour. At a council 
of war, in which the governour col. Legg was presi- 
dent, he was condemned to be shot to death. Upon 
this the matter was referred to the house of commons 
then at Oxford, and 'twas considered by them, Sept. 
Sth, 1645. He claimed and insisted upon his privi- 
lege, and the commona favoured him. What became 
of it I do not yet leam, but suppose that, the com- 
mons interposing, he was pardoned. 

June 6. This being the day before the beginning 
of terra, the Latin serraon before the univ. at St. 
Marie's was preached by that most impudent fellow 
Mr. John Bilstone, chaplain of all Souls' eolL, tho' 
he is said to be ignorant of Latin. 

JulyW. Yesterday the new chappel (just finished) 
on the south side next Brewers' lane at Pembroke 
college, was consecrated by the bp. of Oxford, Dr. 
Potter, and the sermon on the oceasion was preached 
there by Dr. Panting, master of the college. 

Juhj 12. [London, July 4.] '•' Last week was a 
" hearing before the rt. rev. the bp. of Winchester. 
•' visitor of Magd. coU. Oxford, between the president 
" and fellows of the said college and one Mr. Burslam, 
" he claiming a Lincolnshire feUowship, a considerablc 
" estate hanng been left some time since for a certain 
" number of fellowships in that college, to be given 
" to Lincolnshire scholars, which has been constantly 

8(5 rxELIQUI.E [1732 

•■ tilled up by others, without rci^urd to thc intenlion» 
'• of thc donor [the donor was tlu) foundcr himself]. 
'• Dr. Henchman argued for the president and fellows, 
" and Mr. Harpur for Mr. Burslam ; and his lordship 
" has ordered Mr. Burslam to be put immcdiately into 
" one of thosc fellowships." [So the prints.J IJurslam 
was accordingly enlercd fellow^ yesterday in the after- 
noon. Hc stood last clection in 1731, but Avas re- 
jected, and ^lr. Zinzan of the eollege [Mr. Burslara 
being of Christ Church, and originally of Cambridgc, 
and only B. A., whereas Mr. Zinzan is M.A.j was 
clected, notwithstanding not a Lincolnshire man. Mr. 
Zinzan was demie when he was chosen, and Dr. 
llolloway resigned the Moral Pliilosophy lectureship 
in the college to him, by virtue of which lccture 'tis 
said by his friends that hc is a statutable fellow, but 
the bp. looked upon this as evasion, as I hear. It is 
eertain that they ought to go according to the founder's 
statutes, in which the fellowships are assigned to 
ccrtain counties. 

Jvhj 17. Mr. John Martyn, commonlj called Dr. 
Martyn, hath put out proposals for printing in 4to. 
Virgilii Georgica, with various readings and notes. 
This gentleman lives at Chelsey, and was of Emanuel 
coll. in Cambridge. He designs to embellish the 
work with figures. [July 18.] Mr. Martyn is now 
in Oxford, chiefly to consult MSS. of Yirgil and 

July 23. Yesterday,being Magd. eollege great gaudy, 
there was not the least ringing of bells there all day 
long. [contrary to former practice,] the president, Dr. 
Jenner, tfec. being dejected and confounded at what 
the visitor hath done lately ; and yet 'tis said the 

1732] HEARNIANJE. 87 

raajority of the eoUege are pleased. N. (The ringing 
on that day was left off before this time some years. 
a-s some of them saj, but 'tis false, and there was 
ringing the year after this, vlz. in 1733.) 

Jnli) 31. Mr. Taylor, the present librarian of Cam- 
bridge, having met with a note among the late bp. of 
Ely, Dr. Moore's, MSS. concerning the author of The 
Whole Duty of Man, Mr. Baker hath sent it me by 
letter of the 16th, in lieu of a note I sent him some 
tirae ago to the same purpose. It is this: Oct. 31, 
1698. Mr. Thomas Caulton, vicar of Worksop in 
Nottinghamshire, (in the presence of Mr. ^YiUiam 
Thornton and his lady, Madam Frances Heathcote, 
Mrs. Mary Ash, Mrs. Mary Caulton, and John Hewyt, 
reetor of HarthilL) declared the words following, viz. 
Nov. 5, 1689, at Shire Oak, madam A}Te of Rampton 
after dinner took me up into her chamber, and told 
me that her daughter Moj-ser of Beverley was dead. 
and that in that month she had buried her husband 
and several relations, but that her comfort was, that 
by her monthly sacraments she participated still with 
them, in the communion of saints. Then she went 
to her eloset, and fetehed out a MS. which, she said, 
was the originall of The Whole Dutij of Man, tied 
together and stitched in 8vo. like sermon notes. She 
untied it, saying, it was Dr. FeU's correction, and 
that the author was the lady Packington, (her mother,) 
in whose hand it was written. To prove this, the 
said Mr. Caulton further added, that she said she had 
Bhewn it to Dr. CoveU, master of Christ's coUege in 
Cambridge, Dr. Stamford, prebendary of York, and 
Mr. Banks, the present ineumbent of the great church 
in HuU. She added withaU, that Ihe Decay of Xtian 
Piety was hers (the lady Packington's) also, but dis- 

88 RELIQUIyE [1732 

owncd anj- of thc rcst to bc hcr mother's. This is a 
truc copy of what I wrote from Mr. Caulton*s mouth, 
two days beforc his dccease, witncss my hand, Nov. 
15, 98. John Hewyt. In the Baronettagc of Eng- 
land by Mr. CoUins, vol. 2, page 202, 203, at the 
Pacldngton family — " As the lady Packington hasthc 
•' reputation of bcing thought the author of The 
'• Whole Duty of Man" — '' as the manuscript under 
" hcr own hand now remainswith the family, there's 
•' hardly roomc to doubt." " And yctnotwithstand- 
" ing" (says Mr. Baker) " you may find rcason to 
" doubt." And indccd I now doubt more than ever. 
She might (and so without doubt she did) transcribe, 
and yet not be the author. As I never did bclieve 
her to be the author, so much less now after this note 
is come to me. Bp. Fell certainly knew who the 
author was, and he makes him to have wrote all those 
pieees that were printed by the bp.'s care in folio at 
the Theatre. The author had been at Rome, and is 
described in the bp.'s preface as a man. After all that 
may have been said to the contrary, Mr. Woodhead 
as yet bids fairest. 

August 7. -^My fricnd the hon'^'^ Benedict Leonard 
Calvert died on June 1, 1732, (old stilc,) of a con- 
sumption, in the Charles, eapt. Watts commandcr, 
and was buried in the sea. When he left England he 
seemed to think that he was beeoming an exile, and 
that he should never sce his native countrj- more ; 
and yet neither myself nor any else could disswade 
him from going. He was as well beloved as an angel 
could be in his station ; (he being governour of Mary- 
land ;) for our plantations have a natural aversion to 

' See vol. ii. p. 121. 

1732] HEA R NIA NyE. 89 

their governours, upon account of their too usual 
exactions, pillages, and plunderings ; but Mr. CaLvert 
was free from all such, and therefore there was no 
need of constraint on that score : but then it was 
argument enough to be harrassed, that he was their 
governour, and not only such, but brother to Id. Bal- 
timore, the lord proprietor of Maryland, a thing which 
himself declared to his friends, who were likewise too 
sensible of it. And the same may appear also from 
a speech or two of his on occasion of some distraction, 
which tho' in print I never yet saw. I had a sincere 
respect for him, and he and I used to spend much 
time together in searching after curiosities <fee., so 
that he hath often said that 'twas the most pleasant 
part of his life, as other young gentlemen likewise 
then in Oxford have also as often said, that the many 
agreeable hours we used to spend together on the 
same occasions were the most entertaining and most 
pleasant part of their lives. As ^lr. Calvert and the 
rest of those young gentlemen (several of which, as 
well as Mr. Calvert, were of noble birth) used to walk 
and divert themselves with me in the country, much 
notice was taken thereof, and many emyed our hap- 
piness. When Mr. Calvert was at Rome, he was onee 
secured from insuUs, if not mischiefs, hy the advice 
of a particidar friend and English gentleman then at 
Rome. Mr. Calvert had been once of the communion 
of the church of Rome, which being too well known 
in that city, he was more indiscreet than one would 
have expected from one of his excellent sense and 
caution, in his commerce with the Jesuits and others 
of the English coUege there : which was the more 
dangerous, as divers do not doubt to give out, that 
the inhabitants of Italy in general scruple not theuse 
of the stiletto, poison &c., where they entertain a 

00 heliquIuT: [1732 

prejudice. Mr. Calvort dcsigned to write a dcscrip- 
tion and history of Maryland. for whieh he had suit- 
able abilities, and I doubt not but he made good 
progrcss therein. He wrote mc a long lctter from 
thcnee, dated at Annapolis March 18, 1728-9, in 
Avhich are sevcral particulars relating to the island, 
and at the sanic timc seiit mc 1] oldsicortK s M^iscipula 
in Latin and English, translatcd by R. Lewis, and 
dedicatcd to Mr. Calvert. 'Twas printed at Annapolis 
that jcar, and is one of the first things cver printed 
in that country. Mr. Lewis was then (and perhaps, 
if living, may be still) a schoolmaster at Annapolis, 
and formerly bclonged to Eaton. 

Sept. 14. Last Aveck the bp. of Winehester sent 
half a buck to Magd. colL Oxford, (the president 
himself being absent,) for the fellows, and about the 
same time queen Carolina sent them a whole buek, 
(it being had from Whichwood forest,) and they eat 
it on Monday last, Sept. 11, going to dinner at one 

Sept. 27. Mr. Rawlins hath got Mr. Lewis Maid- 
welFs printed proposals revived, of establishing and 
supporting a publick schooL designed amongst other 
things for the sea service of the nation. I find he had 
his pctition delivered into the house of eommons, 
Feb. 3, 1699, for the scttling his project, but upon 
mature deliberation it was thrown out of the house, 
chicfly b)' Dr. WaUis's means, who wrote against it, 
whose MS. Mr. Rawlins now hath by him, as I find 
by his letter from Pophills of the 6th of this month, 
and he hath been informed it was never made pub- 
lick. It is in all about six sheets in foL Lle fancies 
it may deserve a place in my next work. The pro- 

1 732] HEARNIA NjE. 91 

ject then on foot was for an academy of exercises in 
the university, sueh as riding the great horse, fencing 
ctc. I well remember the thing to have been much 
talked of in the university. I think it was wisely 
stopped, because, without doubt, 'twould have utterly 
obstructed all true learning. 

Dec. 14. On the 6th inst., being Wednesday, Mr. 
Nibb an upholsterer was chosen one of the mayor of 
Oxford's assistants in room of Mr. Bourne deceased. 
My Id. Abbington came in a coach and six from 
Rycot that morning on purpose to hinder him from 
being clected, and my Id. put up in opposition to him 
Mr. Lawrence the chandler ; but all would not do, 
for Mr. Nibb carried it by a majority of 18, there 
being 80 that voted, of which Nibb had 49, and Law- 
rence 31. My Id. himself voted on this occasion, and 
when the election was over, he invited the mayor and 
his assistants to dinner at the Cross inn, some of 
which went, but the mayor, (Mr. Appleby,) being 
affiieted with the gout, (for which reason he was 
carried to the election in a chair,) could not. After 
dinner my Id. returned to Rycot, but before dinner 
a commissioner of the common shoar was likewise 
elected in room of Bourne, and the choice fell upon 
alderman Wise. 'Tis observable that formerly such 
a bustle never used to be made in the election of 

Tho' Dr. Aldrich (late dean of Christ Church) forbid 
any monument to be erected to him, adding that he 
would not have any since his father (who is buried in 
the same place) had none, yet I heard last night that 
a very handsome one is put up at Christ Church to his 
memory by Dr. George Clarke, fellow of Ali Souls' 

'■^'2 nELIQUT.E [.732-33 

coll., and tl>al it citst tlic Dr. aii hmulrcd ])(»uii(ls. | I 
liavc iiot. sci'ii it, but undcrslaiul sinc(> tliat thc in- 
scription is vcry short.' | 

Dcc. 27. Last Christnuis day | bcing Mondayj 
prcaehcd beforc thc miiv. at Christ Church Dr. Thos. 
Forry, canon of that coU. ; but the scrmon did not 
bcgin till clevcn o'clock that niorning, and so 'twas 
appointed to bc by thc Yice-Chancellor, Dr. Holmcs, 
and accordingly that liour (tliat pcople might not be 
dcceived) was spccificd in thc bills that wcre put up. 
'Tis the first instancc of the s(>rmon being before the 
nniversity that hour on Christmas day. The reason 
givcn was, sermons in collcge-chapells. This reason 
might also have been givcn formcrly. But the truo 
roason is, that pcople might lye in bed the longer. 
Tlu^y used formcrly to bcgin in cbapells an hour 
sooner, and then they were ready for the univ. sermon. 
The same reason, viz. lying a-bcd the longer, hath 
made them, in almost all placcs in the university, 
alter thc hours of prayers on other days, and the hour 
of dinncr, (which used to be eleven o'elock.) in almost 
every place (Christ Church mnst be exceptcd) in the 
university ; which ancicnt diseipline, and learning 
and piety strangely decay. 

1732-33. Jmt. 28. On Friday last (Jan. 20) about 
noon eame very privately into Oxford, in a coach and 
four, Dr. John Con^-beare, rcctor of E.xetcr coll., being 
not met by so much as one soul, and ycsterday, at 10 
o'clock in the morning, he was installed deanofChrist 
Chureh, but very little or no rejoycingwas shewedon 
the occasion. He owes this piece of preferment to 

' See before, vol. i. p 210. 

1732-33] HEARNIANJE. 93 

Mr. [he is not a university Dr.] Edmund Gibson, bp. 
of London, who hath some private by-ends in view, to 
whom he dedicated his Repbj to Christianity as old as the 
Creation, which book (I am told, for I have not read 
it) is spun out to a great length, whereas all that is 
material might have been brought into'about a sheet 
of paper. 

Feb. 23. Yesterday, in a convocation at 2 o'cloek, 
Mr. Jodrell (a gent. com. of Trin. coll.) was created 
M. A., though of but about threeyears standing, and, 
1 am told, of no manner of merit, the reason, I am 
told, (and none else.) because he is some way or other 
related to archbp. Sheldon, notwithstanding his prin- 
ciples be quite different. Many were against it, but 
did not appear in the convocation house. Dr. Shippen 
sate as Vice-Chancellour, the Yice-Chancellour himself 
being ill of the strange epidemieal cold that hath of 
late seized almost all people in England, and many 
foreign cOuntries, and earried off many ; such a cold 
as I never heard of before, oecasioned by an infeetion 
of the air, which arose, 'tis supposed, from a strange 
mild winter. 

March 8. Dr. Robert Freind hath resigned the head 
schoolmaster's place of Westminster school, and is suc- 
ceeded by the second master, Mr. John NicoU. This 
Dr. R. Freind is a most excellent classical scholar, and 
hath presided over that school many years with very 
great reputation. Upon the death of the late Dr. 
Bradshaw, 'twas wished, particularly by the writer of 
these matters, that considering his excellent learning, 
and upon aeeount of his being a most admirable disci- 
plinarian, he might have been made dean of Christ 
Church ; and for my part I could see no objection, but 

04 nELTQVryE [1733 

his bcinp; a married m:m ; but this was .an objection 
not in the U'ast movcil, nothing being moro conimon 
now a (lays thau ibr bps., dcans, canons &c, to be 
married : but what was objected to him, Avhen he 
otiercd himself to thc queen (as they call her) Caroliua, 
lliat most covctous princcss, was, that slie said hc was 
too old ; upon whieli hc movcd ihat Mr. (Jeorge Wij;,an, 
hxte studcnt of Christ Church.and formerly ])r. Freind's 
scholar, might be dean, upon which Carolina said it 
was promiscd, and the person, it scems, it was pro- 
mised to was Dr. Conybeare, a man who makcs a 
great stir in the coUege at present, pretendiug to 
great matters, such as locking up the gatcs at ninc 
o"clock at night, having the kcys brought up to him, 
turning out young women from being bedmakers, 
having the kitehcn (which he visits) cleansed, and I 
know not what, aiming at a wonderful character, even 
to exeecd that trul)' great man bp. Fell, to whom he 
is not in the least to be compared, as neither is lui 
to dean Aldrich, nor dean Atlerbury, nor even dean 

April 9. The man of Ross in Herefordshire, whose 
true sirname was Kirle, was never married. He was 
a very humble goodnatured man. He was a man of 
little or no literature. He always studied to do what 
good charitable ofRces he could, and was always 
pleased when an object offered. He was reverenced 
and respected by all people. He used to drink and 
entertain with cider, and was a Sober discreet man. 
He would tell people when thej' dined or supped with 
hira, that he could (if they pleased) let thcm have 
wine to drink, but that his own drink was cider, and 
that he found it most agreeable to him, and he did 
not carc to be extravagant with his sraall fortune. 

1733] HEARNIANjE. 95 

His estate was five hundred pounds per annum, and 
no more, with which he did wonders. He built and 
endowed an hospital, and built the spire of Ross. 
When any litigious suits fcll out, he would ahvays 
stop them, and prevent people's going to law. They 
would, when diiferences happened, say, go to " the 
" great man of Ross," or, which they did more often, 
go to " the man of Ross," and he will decide the 
matter. He left a nephew, a man good for little or 
nothing. He would have given all from him. but a 
good deal being entailed he could not. He smoked 
tobacco, and would generally smoke two pipes, if in 
company, either at home or elsewhere. 

April 15. Sir Rob. Wulpole, king George's states- 
man, having received a very great disappointment 
last Wednesday in the parliament house, with respect 
to an unheard of tax he had projeeted upon tobaceo 
and wine &c., there was such rejoieing in London at 
it that the like hath not been heard ; and the news 
thereof being brought to Oxford late at night, on 
Thursday night following (April 12) the bells rung 
from between ten and eleven o'cIock that night tili 
two or three in the morning at most of the parish 
churches, and there were bonfires also. Likewise the 
next day at night, and yesterday at night were bon- 
fires, throwing of serpents, and other rejoycings in 
Oxford upon this occasion. But the Vice-Chanceilour 
and mayor last night prohibited those proeeedings. 

April 24. Arehbp. Laud in p. 129 of the history 
of his chancellorship, takes notice of a popish trans- 
lation of Sales's Introduction to a Devout Life, purged 
by Dr. Haywood, the archbp.'s chaplain, before he 
(Hay wood) licensed it ; but afterwards one Burrowes, 

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ii I\(iin;in oatholie, rostorcd thc passagcs that Dr. Hay- 
wood luid cxpungcd, and so 'twas jirinlcd, and gavc 
groat ollbnoc to protostants, whcrcupon arclibp. Laud 
liad tho oopios (about clcvcn or twclvc hundrcd) scized, 
and oausod tliom to bc burnt publiely in Smithfield ; 
but it scems two or thri'o hundred copics wcrc dis- 
porscd bcfore thc seizurc. I know not whether there 
may bc any copy at Cambridgc. I think we have none 
at Oxlbrd, whcrc thc urchbp. uscd so much diligence 
to havc thcm sujiprcsscd : if there be any copy with 
us, it must be a rarity. 1 think thc imprcssion was 
made in 1030, or 1037. Thorc arc othcr popish im- 
prcssions, but I know not whcthcr the translation be 
» the same. 

Muij 7. Thcy have just pullcd down thc old great 
gate of Durliam colL, ncxt Canditch by Balliol coll., 
and arc building a ncw gatc and wall instcad thcreof. 

Maii 24. On Whitsunday last (May 13) came to 
Oxford on foot fiftecn ringers from London, and the 
day bcfore eame on horscback one Mr. Skclton, about 
14 or 15 years ago a commoner of Queen's coll.,Ox- 
ford, and an cxcellcnt ringer, and at this time register 
to the bp. of London, (Gibson,) and a proctor in the 
arches. The next day (being Monday) the Oxford 
ringers gave thcm a short peal at Magd. coll., as they 
did in thc evening a short one at Christ Church, the 
Londoners laying still that day, that they might re- 
frosh themselves aftcr the fatigue of thcir journey. 
The day after (being Tuesday, May 5) the Londoners 
rang a peal admirably well at New colL, of about 1500 
clianges, from a little before 11 o'clock in the morn- 
ing till 12. And in the evening they did the same 
at Christ Church. On Wedncsday th(>y (the Lon- 

1733] HEABXIAXyE. 07 

doners) began to ring at Clirist Church in the morning, 
a quarter before 12, and theyrungtill 2 most incom- 
parably well, when, the gudgeons being bad, the big- 
gest bell (i. e. the tenth) fell down, but not through 
the loft, otherwise thej- proposed to have rang 5040 
changes. In the evoning they rang the eight bells at 
Magd. coll., but two or three ropes breaking they 
could not proceed above half an hour. On Thursday 
they began to ring at Xew coll., proposing to ring the 
said number of changes {vh. 5040) there. They be- 
gan a little before 12, and rang about three quarters 
of an hour, when one of the ropes broke, and so they 
were stopped. Afterwards they dined at the Weers, 
beyond Friar Bacon's Study, and some (if not aU) of 
them, stepping over to Iffley, they rang the six bells 
there {viz. 700 changes upon them). The next day 
(being Friday, May 18) they were resolved to ring the 
abovementioned number of 5040 ehanges upon Xew 
coU. ten beUs, as they had begun to do before. Ac- 
cordingly they began a Uttle before 12, and rang fuU 
two hours in the rcorning, wanting two minutes, when 
one of the ropes broke, and put a stop to the peal, for 
which aU were very sorry, as they were at the faU of 
the great beU at Christ Church ; for their ringing at 
both places, as weU as ekewhere, was most surprisingly 
fine, without the least fault from beginning to end, 
such as never was before in Oxford, and 'tis a seandal 
that the beUs should not be in good order. Sat. May 
19, they went out of town. On Tuesday, May 22, the 
great beU at Christ Church was got up again, and in the 
evening the Oxford men rang aU ten, and endeavoured 
to imitate the Londoners, but they were soon out, and 
made poor work of it in eomparison of the others. 

Juhj 2. Adam Brome's chappel, at St. Marie's, is 
iir. u 

US BELiaUIJ-: [1733 

iiow wainscuKcd ajiainsl the approacliing Oxford Act. 
But an inconvcnionce atlends it, that, by tho Yicc- 
Chancollor Dr. liohnos's ordor, thc opcnings arc stopt 
np on tho south side next the church, so that pcople 
cannot now hoar thoro, whereas formorl}' abundance 
of auditors (i)articularly in hot woather) used to be 
in this chappell, particularly tliose of tlie inforior sort, 
(go^\nsnu'n and othors.) which was of grcut service, 
in provonting the over numcroiis throngs in the 

J»//y .'3. Theassizesermon was preacliod this morn- 
ing at 8t. Marie's by Mr. Thomas Randolph of Corpus 
Christi eoll. The assizes begun here to day, and when 
they are endod the judges go to Abbington, tho' they 
usod to finish tlie Borkshire assizcs before the Oxford 
onos. But tho}' altorod now, on account of the ap- 
proaching Oxford Act, bcing nnwilhng to bring any 
inconvonionce by thoir presonce horo at tlieact to the 
house whore they lodge, which after they are gone 
may be h't to otlur k)dgors tluit have occasion. 

.////// 5. One Ilandel, a foreigner, (who, they say, 
was born at Hanover.) boing desired to come to Ox- 
ford, to perform in musick this Act, in which he hath 
great skill, is come down. the Viee-Chancellor (Dr. 
Hohiies) havingroqnested him so to do, and, as an en- 
courngement, to allow him the benefit of the Theater 
bothl)efore the Act begins and after it. Accordingly 
he hath pubhslicd papors for a performance to-day, at 
o.t. a tickot. This performance began a little after 5 
o"elock in the evening. This is an innovation. The 
players might be as well pormitted to come and act. 
The Yice-Chancellor is mueh blamed for it. In this, 
howevor, he is to be commonded, for reviving our 
Acts, which ought to be annual, which might easilj^ 

1733] HEARXIAN^. 99 

be brought about, provided the statutes were strictly 
follow'd, and all sueh innovations (whieh exhaust gen- 
tlemen's pockets, and are incentives to lewdness) were 

July 6. The players being denied coming to Oxford 
by the Vice-Chancellor, and that very rightly, tho' 
they might as well have been here as HandeU and 
(his lowsy crew) a great number of forreign fidlers, 
they went to Abbington, and yesterday began to act 
there, at which were present many gownsmen from 

Juhj 8. Half an hour after 5 o'clock, yesterday in 
the afternoon, was another performance, at o.s. a ticket, 
in the Theater by Mr. Handel for his own benefit, 
continuing till about 8 o'clock. 

NB. His book (not worth Id.) he sells for Is. 

July 9. This being Act Monday, after ringing the 
little bell at nine o'clock, the inceptors met at St. 
Marie's, the beadles of each faculty condueting them, 
where, being together in the East Chapell, the vicar of 
St. Marie's read prayers to them ; which being ended, 
Ist the Yiee-Chancellor, then the inceptors, and lastly 
the proetors, the beadles going before them, made 
their ofiierings at the communion table. 

July 11. In the evening. half hour after five o'elock, 
yesterday Handel and his company perform'd again 
at the Theater, being the 3d time, at five shill. a 

JuTy 12. Yesterday morriing. from nine o'clock in 
the morning till eleven. Handel and his company per- 

' What would have been the amount of Hearne's virtuous in- 
dignation, had he known that in May 1856 madame Goldschmidt 

100 nELIQUI.E [1733 

form'd thcir musick in Christ Chureh hall, at 3s. a 

In thc evcning of thc same day, at half hour after 
5, Handel and liis crcw pcrform'd again in the The- 
atcr at 5s. per tickct. This was thc 4th time of his 
performing thcre. 

July 13. Last night, bcing the 12th, Handel and 
his compan)^ perform'd again in the Thcater, being 
the fifth time of his performing there, at 5s. per 
tieket, Mr. Walter Powel (the superior beadle of 
divinity) singing, as he hath donc all along with 

August 4. The two Edward Brownes werc of the 
university of Cambridge, Edward Browne the phy- 
sician (son of the famous sir Thos. Browne) M. Bac. 
of Trinity college ann. 1GG3. (Rogr. Acad.) Fas- 
cicvlus Edivard says of himself, [Prajf. pag. 32] that 
he was born at Rochester, fellow coUegian to Joh. 
Moore, (afterwards bp. of Ely, [pag. 27] and so it 
appears from the Register, Edv, Browne, Joh. Moore 
Aul. Clar. Art. Bac. ann. 1G65, 6. Art. M". Aul. 
Clar. Joh. Moore, Edv. Browne &c.) Regr. Acad., and 
were doubtless intimate friends, being chaplains to 
the same familj-, the bp. to chancellor Finch, and 
our author Edv. Br. — in Familia Viri Clarissimi D. 
Joh. Finch, Oratoris Regii ^x. — Vol. I. p. 478. When 
or where he dy'd, Mr. Baker hath not found, probably 
in his own parish, Sundrigiw. We have no grcat reason 
to deplore the loss or want of the third volume, un- 
less it might have faln into better conduct and ma- 

(Jenny Lind) sang at a concert in the Sheldonian Tiieatre, the 
tickets being charged one guinea, fifteen .shillings, and half a 
gninea each, according to the situations filled by the auditors, 
who flocked to the niusic iu immense multitudes? 

1733] BEAENIANyE. 101 

nagemcnt. The first voliime when first published 
was condemn'd in the IndexExpurg., and that might 
malce him apprehensive of lilie danger to the second. 

Anr/ust 9. A gentleman (an esquire).lately with me, 
tho' he be a complyer in all respects, but a Tory, 
acknowledged the non-jurors to be the true honest 
staunch men of the nation, namely those who are 
intirely non-jurors, and do not go to the publick 
churches ; and that such as have complyed and ad- 
hered to pseudo-bishops will never be able to get 
over what shall be objected against their defection. 

August 11. London, August 2, 1733. Lettersfrom 
Weymouth in Dorsetshire give an account of a very 
melancholy aecident, that happen'd a few miles off 
that place last week, vi:. About 13 or 14 gentlemen 
and ladies having been at Mr. \Veld's seat (who lately 
had the cause before the delegates) at Lawthrop hall, 
and it being a fine day, had a mind to go in a vessel 
on the sea, whieh accordingly they did. After they 
had got a little way out, a sudden squall arose, which 
laid the vessel all on one side close to the water, the 
mast lying in, (it's supposed the moving of the ballast 
occasioned it,) and in this situation they were some 
short time, when a gentleman, Avho was reckon'"d the 
best swimmer, stript and went in, in order to get to 
shore for help ; but before he had swam far his strength 
faird him,and heturn'd backtoget backinto thevessel; 
but being just spent as he came up to her, caught hold 
of the mast to save himself, by which means he puU'd 
the vessel over, and all, except one gentleman, were 
drowned. Their names were not then known, but 
one of the ladies was about 17, and reckoned the 
greatest beauty and fortune in that eounty. North~ 
ampton Mercuryfor Mond. Amj. 6, 1733. 

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Awjust in. Mr. Sanford of Balliol sii;nirio(l to nie 
on Aug. 13, 1733, Mond., tliat 'twould be a good 
piecc of scrvicc to the world, if the whole body of our 
university statutes, as also if all college statutes, were 
printcd, considering wliat vile praeticcs are used now- 
a-days ; tho' if tho statutes were stiidiously observed, 
it would not be at all proper to print them. Many 
othcrs (among whieh my self) are of tlic same mind. 

Aiujust 18. I have at lcngth read ovcr both Dr. 
Cockman' and Dr. Secker's Act sermon, and I find 
what hath been reported by all to be very true, that 
Secker's is by much the better diseourse. Indeed 
Secker's is rathcr an cssay than a scrmon, but 'tis 
very handsome and ncat, and propor onough for the 
auditory, notwithstanding his speaking in commenda- 
tion of K. George and Q. Carolinc, which is no won- 
der, sinee he writes himself in the title LL.D. preben- 
dary of Durham, roctor of St. James*s Westminster, 
and chaplain in ordinary to his majesty. But Coek- 
man's, as it is rather a lecture than a sermon, so 'tis 
\evy flat, dull and heavye. 

Aur/ttst 20. This day, at 12 o'clock at noon, St. 
Marie's great bell rung out for Dr. Matthew Tindall, 
fcllow of All Souls college, who died this last week 
out of the collcge, where heseldom appeared. Hewas 
matriculated in Lent term 1672, aged 15 or there- 
abouts, being comm. of Linc. college (where Dr. 
George Hickes, as I have often heard, was his tutor). 
Thence he removed to Exeter coll., took the degree 
of Bach. of Arts, and was ehosen fellow of All Souls, 
as a member of whieh he took the degree of Baeh. of 
Civ. Law Dee. 17, 1G79, and that of Dr. of Civ. L. 
July 7, 1685. He was a man of most vile principles. 

1 733] ^EA R SIA XyE. 103 

and of no religion, as may appear frora many books 
he wrote and published, in which he had the assist- 
ance of the late ^lr. CoUins, yet without his name to 
thcm, amongst which aro the '•' Rights of the Chris- 
tian Church," and "' Christianity as old as the Crea- 

Angust 22. On Saturday, Aug. 18, 1733, was the 
annual meeting. called the High Borlace, at the 
Kings head tavern in Oxford, when raiss Molly Wick- 
ham, of Garsington, was chosen lady patroness, in 
roora of miss Stonhonse, that was lady patroness last 

Ai/gust 23. On Monday, Aug. 20, 1733, theybegan 
to dig for the foundations of the new building on the 
north side of Magd. coU. 

Dr. Leigh, master of Balliol coll., was of the High 
Borlace this year. This is the first time of a clergy- 
man's being there. 

August 25. One Williaras, a Wclshraan, hath been 
several years about the colleges &e. of Oxford. He 
is a sorry fellow. He hath just done them at 6 
guineas the better, and 3 guineas the worse paper. 
They are miserably done, he being neither an expert 
drawer nor engraver. Loggan's were done admirably 
wcll, and will always deserve great praise. 

Sept. 1. On Thursday the 16th instant, died, ac- 
cording to the prints, Matthew Tindal, LL.D., and 
fellow of All Souls' coUege in Oxford. In the reign 
of king James II. he was reeonciled to the church of 
Rome, made a forraal abjuration, and went publiekly 
to mass in Oxford ; but the times ehanging, as to 
outward appearance he chang'd, tho' he never raade 

\(H RELIQUIyE [1733 

iiny solcmn recantation, as, bcing mucli in favour, it 
Avas not insistcd on. He wrote several picces, as The 
RujJits of the Claistian Church; Aii Aiisicer to B'ishop> 
Gibson's Pastond Letter ; Christiaiiiti/ as old as the 
Creation ; which have bcen all answered to the satis- 
faction of rcasonable men. and to the conviction, tho' 
not conversion, of the freethinkers of this age. ]Ie 
made himself known to thc court, aftcr the Revohi- 
tion, by his detcrmination against thoso who aeted at 
sea under king Jamos's commission, then absent, 
wliom hc dcekired pirates ; tho' different were the 
opinions of the eivilians consultcd on that nice point. » 
In G. Parker's~~Ephemeris of 1711 is erected a scheme 
of his nativity. 

Itis reprinted in thc said Parker's Ephemeris for 

Sept. 3. On Thursday, Aug. 30, Mr. Weeks was 
with me again. He spends fifteen shillings a day. 
He is very much in the stocks, being, as I find, a 
great dealer in money. He is acquainted with many 
Jews. The Jews do not take usury of one another, 
but of others they take as much as possibly they ean. 

Sept. 16. Mr. Saeheverel, who died a few years 
since, of Denman's Farm (in Berks) near Oxford, was 
]ook'd upon as the best judge of bells in England. 
He used to say, that Horsepath bells near Oxford, 
tho' but five in number, and very small, Avere the 
prettiest, tunablest bells in England, and that there 
was not a fault in one, excepting the 3d, and that so 
small a fault, as it was not to be discerned but by a 
very good judge. 

Horsepath tower is 4G feet high. Garsington 
tower is 38 feet high. 

1 733] HEA R NIA N^. 105 

Oct. 2. Dr. Middleton Massey told me on Saturday 
Sept. 29, 1733, that the univcrsity is like to lose 
twenty thousand libs. from sir Hans Sloane, upon 
account of what hath been transacted at the Ashmo- 
iean museum, by making- a head of a house, Mr. Hud- 
desford, president of Trinity coll., keeper of that place, 
and fixing upon him 50 libs. a year, whether he do 
anything there or not. 

The Dr. then told me, he hath published nothing 
but a catalogue (a small thing which I have) of the 
library of ^\'isbich, and that there were but an hun- 
dred and fifty printed. 

Oct. 3. I hear of iron bedsteads in London. Dr. 
Massey to!d me of them on Sat. Sept. 29, 1733. 
He said the)" were used on aceount of the buggs, 
which have, since the great fire, been very trouble- 
some in London. 

Oct. 21. On Friday, Oct. 19, 1733, they began to 
pull down the houses at Queen's college, on the eastern 
part of the south side of that college, in order to erect 
a new part of that coUege, queen Caroline having given 
'them a thousand libs. The mason is Mr. To^masend, 
and the carpenter Mr. Franklin. who are the same 
that were imployed in the former new buildings of 
that coUege. 

Oct. 25. The prints tell us that on Tuesday morn- 
ing, Oet. 16, 1733, a fire broke out in the stately 
house of the duke of Devonshire, in PiecadiUj', West- 
minster, by the carelessne^s of the workmen, who had 
been emplo)-'d all the summer to repair and beautify 
it at the expense of 40,000?.,^ and entirely destroyed 

' " I suppose it should be 4000Z." So says T. H. ; had he 
lived in 1S56 he would uot have indulged so siinple a supposi- 

106 liELIQUIyE [1733 

it, but his graec^s library, cabinot of raritics, picturcs, 
plate, and je\vi'ls, vahied at 100,000/., wcre savcd ; 
however, the daniage is computed at 10 or 15,000/. 
I was told also of the same dismal fire in a letter 
from Mr. West of the 17th, from thc Inner Temple ; 
who addcd, that most of the pictures and medals he 
licard were saved, and a pretty many of thc books, 
and that it was occasionod by a joyncr's prenticc 
lcaving a pot of glue on thc fire. 

Nov. 10. Sir Justinian Isham hath a little 4to. MS. 
on paper, which I rcad over yesterday, being delivored 
to me by his brother Dr. Euseby Tsham, rector of Lin- 
coln coUego, being Dr. Jolin Cotta*s opinion about the 
dcath of sir Euseby Andrew. The Dr. [Cotta] thus 
intitles it, My Opinion at the assizes in Northampton 
demanded in court, touching the poysoning of S"" Euseby 
Andrew, morefully satisfied. Signed John Cotta, and 
then he adds, My evidence in open court delicered at the 
assi:es at Northampton 3 seueraU times ttpon commande. 
At the beginning of this MS. sir Justinian hath 

Ant. a Wood mdkes mention of Dr. Cotta, vol. I. p. 
43S ofAth. Ox. 

Sr Euseby Andrew descended nf a very ancientfamily, 
for several generations seated at Charwelton in Northn- 
tonshire, loas son to Thomas Andreiv esq. by Mary his 
icife daiighter of Gregory Isham, and sister to sir Euseby 
Isham of Pichely and Braunston in Co. Northn. Knt. 
which Thomas being shetnff of Northamptonshire, attended 
{accordingto Cambden) uponMai^y queen of Scots to her 
execution at Fothcringhay castle. Sr. Eusebie Andrew 
married Anne daughter of sr. Bichard Knightley of 
Fauesley by his second lady, EUzabeth daughter of Ed- 
ward Seymour duke of Somerset, L. Protector, and as 

1733] HEAR X lA NJE. 107 

uppears hy the inqumtioii post mo7-tem died on the last 
day of July, 17. Jacoh. leavinrj Edward his soa and 
heir eleven years of age. 

Nov. 13. The wind being very high on Sunday 
night last Nov. 2, there had like to have been a very 
disraal fire, the wind being south west, at Crabtree 
eorner b}- Smith gate in Oxford. It flamed out, and 
did some damage. The engine was sent for, and good 
assistance coming, it was happily stopp'd. 

JVov. 14. On Monday last, in the afternoon, the 
foundation stone (a small one) was laid at the new 
building, just begun, at the south east end of Queen's 
college Oxon. with this inscription, as I hear, for I 
did not see it, C.iROLIXA REGIXA Nov. 12, 1733. 

Nov. 18. The new body of statutes for University 
coUege, drawn up by the master Dr. Cockman, have 
not been yet confirmed, tho' many journies have been 
made for it, but at last a reason was given, that by 
virtue of a late act of parliament, they must be in 
Enghsh. Upon which the master was put to a fresh 
trouble. However, he compiled them in Engllsh, and 
yet cannot get them confirmed ; nor do I know when 
'twiU be done. 

Nov. 24. Hardouin his epitaph. From the Hague. 

In English. 

Here lies the most paradoxical of nieti, 

By Birth a Frenchnian, by Religion a Jesuit, 

The Prodijry of the learned World ; 

The Cultivator, and at the sanie time the Plundererof Antiquity. 

He play'd the Sceptic piously ; 

Was credulous as a child ; 

Bold as a youth ; and 

Delirious as an old man ; 

In a word, Here lies Father HARDOUIX. 

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Xov. 27. 1(>' Octobris Doctor Ridlc// ct La- 
tinier ercnd coinhusti, at thc biginning of a littlc MS. 
pcncs Thomam Ward de Warwick armigcrum. 

Dec. 1. About a fortnight since died the duehess 
of Ormond ; a lady much lamentod on aecount of her 
grcat libcrality, gcnerosity, and charity. As she had 
been a very beautiful woman, so she excelled in all 
other aceomplishments. It must havc bcen a great 
trouble to hcr not to have seen the duke of Ormond, 
her husband, after his being banished, for no other 
reason but his honcsty, so many years, ncar twcnty. 

Dec. 19. I understand there is not a single article 
of the duke of Dcvonshire's collcction missing b)' the 
lute fire, whcn his fine house at London was burnt. 

I am also told, that Dr. David Wilkins is publish- 
ing in folio all the British, Saxon and English coun- 
cils and synodical decrees, wherein wiU be ineluded 
both sir Henry Spelman's volumes. I find archbp. 
^Vake intcnded this work, and made colleetions for it, 
near thirty years agoe. 1 am sure Wilkins was upon 
it himself in q. Anne's time, perhaps by the coun- 
tenance of Wake, but was then hindered, being not 
thought to be a proper pcrson. 

Dec. 25. Colonel Yalentine Walton, one of the 
judges of k. Charles the Ist, who fled from justice a 
little before the restauration, married one of the 
sisters of Oliver Croniwell, and wrote (as Mr. Jo. 
Brookland, one of the Theater printers told me yes- 
terday) an History of the Civil Wars, which is in 
MS. in the hands of some one related to his family at 
ihis time, and that many original letters of Oliver 
Cromwell are in it. Money (five hundrcd libs.) hath 
been offered (it seems) for the copy, but 'twill not 

1733-34] nEARXIAXuE. 109 

bc parted with, Valentine Walton having (it seems) 
ordered it to be kept as a secret, and not to be pub- 
lished, fearing (it may be) lest abundance of his and 
other's roguery and rillany may be from thence dis- 
covered. His second wife (it seems) died in a mean 
sorrj- condition in Oxford, a°. 1662, in Cat street, 
aceording to Mr. W'ood, but for my part I neyer heard 
her mentioned by any Oxford person whatevcr, and 
yet she was buried in St. Marie's church. Mr. Brook- 
land abovesaid told me, his brother John Brookland is 
the person that gave him an account of this MS. 

Dec. 30. On Thursday, Dec. 20 last, sir William 
Bowyer, of Denham Court, near Uxbridge in Bucks, 
bart., was married at Radley (by Dr. Thompson, 
rector of Sunningwell) to Mrs. Anne Stonehouse, a 
very fine woman, daughter of the late sir John Stone- 
house, bart., knight of the shire for Berks. 

We have an account from Southampton, that the 
fine steeple of St. Michaers church, which was rebuilt 
this summer, was on Sunday morning, Dec. 16 last, 
broko in pieces by a violent elap of thunder and light- 
ning, and some of the stones thrown fifty j-ards from 
the church. We don't hear of much more damage 
being done; but it was the mostviolent clapof thun- 
der, accompanied with hailstones of the largest size, 
known in these parts. 

1733-34. Jan. 2. Christ Church ten bells being 
now in \ct\ good order, yesterday some select Oxford 
ringers rung them all for a wager. They were every 
man of them townsmen, but had received some con- 
siderable instructions from Mr. Stone, M.A., a man 
in orders, and a good ringer himself, fellow of Wad- 
ham college. The wager was, that they could not 

110 PiELIQULE [1733-34 

ring thc fivc thousancl and forty changcs, quater or 
cater changes upon thcm. They were to havc six 
tryals, and il" upon the sixth tryal thcy did not do it, 
they wcre to loose. Yesterday they bcgan (being 
the first tryal) just at twelve o'clock, and finished the 
whole 27 minutcs after 3 o'clock. This is the first 
time that this numbcr of changos was ever rung in 
Oxford, thc biggest bell at Christ Church falling down, 
and the ropes brcaking at New college, when the 
Londoners rang at both places latcly, otherwise the 
said Londoners (who rung at cach place above two 
hours, and never made the least fault) would have 
done it with the greatest ease imaginable. The Ox- 
ford ringcrs yesterday made many mistakes, so that 
*twas expceted they must have givcn over several 
times. I did not hear them till they had becn at it 
about 3 quarters of an hour, but afterwards I heard 
them quite out till they had done, and I observed 
fifty-two faults in the ringing, nine of which were 
very considerable ones. However, take it all together, 
'twas excellent ringing, and they may glory of it. The 
most considerable fault was occasioned by Dr. Gre- 
gory, Regius professor of modern history and student 
of Christ Church, who yesterday broke in upon the 
ringers, to their great disturbance. 

Jan. 7. The castle of Edinburgh was formerly caird 
. castmm puellarim, i. e. the Maiden castle, because, as 
sorae say, the kings of the Picts kept their daughters 
in it Avhile unmarry'd. But those who understand 
the ancient Scots or Highlandlanguage say thewords 
ma-eden signify only a castle built upon a hill or rcck. 
This account of thc name is just enough. 

Jan. 9. Mr. Baker hath sent me an aceount I re- 
ceived this morning of a Latin Phalaris's Epistlcs 

1733-34] EEARNIANJE. 111 

printed at Oxford in the 297th Olj-mpiad after Christ. 
Mr. Baker's friend supposes it to be 1484. I take it 
rather to have been 1485, and even after Hen. Vllth 
came to the crown. I do not reraember to have met 
with any account of this book beforo. Theodorick 
Rood of Cologn is mentioned as the printer, as also 
Thomas Hunte an Engiishman as his partner. Yet 
Rood a°. 1481 printed at Oxford alone. Mr. Wood 
docs not seem to have seen this book.^ 

Jan. 11. Mr. Baker observes to me, that Maunsell's 
Catalogue is a very scarce, and yet a vcry usefuU book. 
This obscrvation is very just. I do not remember to 
have seen more than one copy, ■which is that in Bodley, 
where I used formerl}- often to consult it. Few of 
our writers of the affairs of queen Elizabeth have let 
it pass, provided they have been able to meet with it. 
It used to be much set by, by Mr. Thomas Rawlinson, 
as it did likewise by the late bp. Atterbury, and by 
Mr. John Bagford, as it does now by Mr. John Murray, 
as well as by the earl of Oxford, to say nothing of 
others. I must remember to ask Dr. Richard Raw- 
linson, whether he hath a copy thereof with any 
improvements ? 

Jan. 17. ]Mr. Baker of Cambridge (who is a verv 
good, as well as a very learned man, and is my great 
friend, though I am unknown in person to him) telLs 
me in his letter of the 16th of last Deeember, that 
he hath always thought it a happiness to dye in time. 

' See Heibert's Ames, iii., 1395, for an account of this raost 
valuable tvpographical curiosity. I may state, that the coDyof 
the book mentioned by Herbert as in the posses>ion of Mr. Ran- 
<io)vh, is now in the library of Corpus Christi college, given by 
that geutleman. 

112 UELIQUI.E [1733-34 

iiiul says of liimscir. \\v\i lio is rcallj' afFraid of liviiis 
too long. Ho is abovc scvciity, as hc told iiie some 
timc since. Wliat occasioncd him to spcak of the 
liappiness of dying- in time was, my teUinf^- him tliat 
bp. Tanncr was prctty well rceovcrcd of his late ill- 
ncss, npon Avhich hc said lic was glad to hcar of the 
bp.'s tolerablc dogrce of health, and yet the bp. having 
80 gross a body, Mr. Baker doubts (and so do I) thut 
the rest of his lifc will be nnoomfortablc. 

J<in. 20. " Maunscirs Cataloguc 1 havc, mucli ini- 
" prov'd from archbp. Harsnet's copy at Colchcstcr, 
" and morc by niy own and a fricnd's hand. It is a 
" book 1 am often using, but I have left it 3'ou by will, 
'' and I hopc you will not stay for it over long." Su 
Mr. Baker, hi his letter to iiie froin Cambriihje, dated 
Jmu oth.^ 

' I regret that I caiinot refer tlie reader to this very desirable 
cojiy of one of the most valuabie bibliograpiiical works of the 
period. The book will however be found iii tlie Sakien library, 
as well as in i\Ir. Douce"s collection in tiie Bodleian. It is iiow 
of such rare occurrence, that I may be doing a service by poiut- 
ing it out to collectors, as well deserving their particular atten- 
tion. Tlie Jirxt part of t/ie Catalogue of Emjlisli printed Bookes: 
tvhich coiicerHftli suchmatters of diainitie as hauehin either rnritten 
in our oivn- Tonguc, or iraushiled oiit of nnie other laniiuage : and 
hi'ie hin puh/ishcd to t/ie (jtortf of Cod, awl tdificution of t/te Church 
of C/irist in Knqiand. Gatliered i<ito u/ptiahct, and suc/i mcthodas 
it is, by Andrew 3Iaunsell, hoo/tesel/er. Unumquodque propter 
quid [\Vindet's device, the pelican, surrounded with two mot- 
toes, " pro lege, rege, et grege," paraphrased on the outer rim, 
" Love kepyth the hiwe, obeyeth the kyng, and is good to the 
" commen welthe"]. London, printed hi/ John Windet for 
Andretv 7ilaunse/l,dtvelliitg in Lot/ikurie, 1595. A thin folio of 
124 pages, (the last a bhink,) besides tlie title and six pages 
containing dedications " to the qveenes most sacred maiestie; 
" to the reverend diuines and louers of diuine bookes; to the 
" worshinfull the master, wardens and assistantsof thecompauie 

1733-34] HEARNIANjE. 113 

Jan. 23. No book sold better formcrly than Burton's 
Anatomij of Melanchohj , in which there is great variety 
of learning, so that it hath been a common-place for 
filchers. It hath a great many impresgions, and the 
bookseller got an estate by it; but now 'tis disre- 
garded, and a good fair perfect copy (altho' of the 7th 
impression) may be purchased for one shilling, weU 
bound, which occasion'd a gentleman yesterday (who 
observ'd how many books, that were topping books 
formerly, and were greedily bought at great priees, 
were tiu-n^d to wast paper) to say, that sir Isaac 
Newton (he believ'd) would also in time be turned to 
wast paper; an observation which is very likely to 
prove true. 

Roti, the celebrated graver to kingCharles II.,was 
so passionate an admirer of the beautiful Mrs. Stuart, 

" of stationers, and to all other printers and booksellers in 
" generall." 

The seconde parte, which concerneth the sciences Mathematicall, 
as Arithmetick, Geometrie, Astronomic, Asfrologie, Musick, the 
arte of Warre and Nauigaiion : and ulso of Phisick and Surgerie 
was printed the same year in folio, by James Roberts, for 
Andrew Maunsell, contaiuing pp. 2S, (last page blank.) and, in 
addition, an address " to the right worshipfull the Professors of 
" the Sciences Mathematicall, and to the learned Professors of 
" Phisicke and Surgery," auother also to the master, wardens 
&c. of the company of the stationers &c. (as in the first part,) 
and a dedication "to the right honourable Robert, Earle of 
" Essex and Ewe, Viscount Hereford^Lorde Ferrers of Chartley, 
" Bourghchier and Louaine, maister of the Queenes maiesties 
" horse, knight of the most noble order of the Garter, and one of 
" her Highnes most honorable priuie counsell,"in all, with title, 
pp. 6. Li the dedication to lord Essex, Maunsell says that 
" seeing still many excellent bookes written and printed in our 
" owne tongue, and that many of them after twenty or fortie 
'■ yeares printing, are so dispersed out of booke-sellers hands, 
" that thej'' are not onely scarce to be found, but almost quite 
" forgotten ; I haue thought it worth my poore labour to take 
" some paynesheerein — to gather a Cathologue in such sort as I 
" can, of the bookes printed in our owne tongue ; which I doe 

114 RELIQUIyE [1733-34 

(aftcrwards duchcss of Richmond,) that on the reversc 
of the bcst of our coin he delineated the face of 
Bntannia from hcr picture. And in some mcdals, 
Avhcre he had more room to display both his urt and 
aflbction, the similitude of fcaturcs is said to have 
been so cxact, that every one who knew hcr grace, at 
the first view eould discover who sat for Biitannia. 
Mr. Fenton, in p. clv of his Notes upon \Valler's 
Poems. In p. clxtti he hath had one of these 
medals cngrav'd. It hath on thc obverse CAROLVS ; 
A. CAROLO. with k. Charles Ilds head. and undcr it 
1665. And on thc reverse, QVATVOR. MARIA. 
VINDICO round Britannia (viz. the said countess) 
sitting on a shicld, with a laurel in her right hand, 
and a shicld in hcr left, her left leg naked, and un- 
derneath BRITANNIA. 

Jan. 28. Mr. Robert Burton, who wrote the Ana- 

" hope will be delightsome to all English men that be learned, 
" or desirous of learning : for hereby the\- may kiiow, euen in 
" their studies, •what bookes are eyther by our own countrymen 
" written or translated out of any other language, that those 
'' which desire to set foorth more bookes for the benefit of their 
" contrey, niay see what is already extant vpon any argument." 
At the back of the title is an excellent woodcut of his noble 
patron's armorial bearings. All readers must allow the raotives 
of our compiler to have been most sensible and legitimate, and 
no one, who in these days has occasiou torefer to thiscatalogue, 
but will confess its merit and great utility, particularly in 
enabling us very frequently to attribute appareutly anonymous 
works to their actual authors. All will regret the non-appear- 
ance of the thivd and last part, which was to have accompanied 
the first and second, but was delayed, " finding it so troublesome 
" to get sight of books, and so tedious to digest into any good 
" methode." The loss of this third part is the more to be 
regretted, because it was " to shew what wee haue in our owne 
" tongue of Gramer, Logiek, Rethoricke, Lawe, Historie, Poetrie, 
" Policie &c. vvhich will for the most part concerne matters of 
" delight and pleasure." 

1 733-34] HEA R NIA y^. 115 

tom}- of Melancholj-, was greatly acquainted witli 
Mr. John Rowse, keeper of the Bodleian library, and 
Mr. Rowse used him very kindly, in furnishing him 
with such books as he wanted. 

Mr. Burton was librarian (when he was student) at 
Christ Church. 

Mr. Burton look'd upon Christ Chureh library as a 
very good one. 

He coraplains much in his preface of the sixth ed. 
of his Anat. of Melancholj- of the dull sale of Latin 
books, but observes that any thing Avhatsoever would 
sell in English. 

Mr. Burton was one of the most facetious and 
pleasant companions of that age, but his conversation 
was very innoeent. It was the way then to mix a 
great deal of Latin in discoursing, at which he was 
wonderfull ready, (in the manner his book is wrote,) 
which is now looked upon as pedantry. 

Ant. a Wood was a great admirer of Mr. Burton, 
and of the books he bequeathed to the Bodleian library, 
a great manv of which were little historicall diverting 
pamphlets, now grown wonderfuU scarce, which Mr. 
Burton used to divert himself with, as he did with 
other little merry books, of which there are many in 
his benefaction, one of which is The History of Tora 

Feh. 10. King Charles the Firsfs vow concmiing the 
retaininij Church-lands. Dated at Oxford, 13 Ap. 

I A. B. do here promise, and solemnly vow, in tbe 
presence, and for the service, of Almif^hty God, tbat if 
it shall please His Diviue Majesty of His infinite good- 
ness to restore me to my just kingly rijrhts, and to re- 
establish me in my throne, I will whoUy give back to 
His church all tbose impropriations whicb are now heid 

116 RELlQUIyE [1733-34 

by the crown ; and wliat lands soever I now do, or sliould 
enjoy, which have been taken away, either from any 
episcopal see, or any cathedral, or collegiate church, 
from any abbey, or other religious house. I likewise 
prouiise for hereaftcr to hold them from the church, 
under such reasonable fines and rents as shall be set 
down by some conscientious persons, whom I promise to 
choose with all uprightness of heart, to direct me in this 
particular. And I most humbly beseech God to accept 
of this my vow, and to bless me in the designs I have 
now in hand, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 


Oxford M Ap. 1646. 

Andrew Borde was born at Boord's hill in Holmes 
Dayle in Siissex, and not (as secmed to Mr. Wood, 
Ath. Oxon. Vol. I. col. 73, ed. 2d) at Pevensey or 
Pensey. So we learn from his Pcregrination, p. 14, 
!MS. penes me. 

Feh. 11. Mr. Edward Wells corresponded with 
Kobert Nelson, esq. The last letter the Dr. said he 
had the happiness to reeeive from him was dated Oct. 
12, 1714 ; Mr. Nelson falling ill presently after. Mr. 
Nelson was a pions good man, and a non-juror till 
the death of Dr. Llo}'^ bp. of Norwieh, when with 
^lr. Dodwell and several others he struck in with the 
complyers, and acknowledged those to be the orthodox 
true bps. that thej^ had looked upon as schismatical 
before. But Dr. Hickes and others continued un- 
shaken, maintaining that ease was still the same, the 
suceession being continued by the care the orthodox 
bps. had taken of conseerations, and k. James Ilds 
son being the true king, and insisting upon the same 
rights his father and ancestors had. Mr. Nelson 
was not much wondered at bv Dr. Hickes and his 

1733-34] HEARNIANuE. 117- 

friends for acting thus, since Mr. Nelson had all along 
spoke generally more honourably of the complyers 
than of the sufferers, and had written the life of bp. 
Bull, that was one of those that always did comply, 
notwithstanding he were undoubtedly a very great 

Feb. 14. Thecompilerofthe Antiquitiesof Norfolk, 
that bp. Tanner told me of, I understand by Mr. Baker 
(in his letter of Febr. 5, 1733) is one Mr. Francis 
Blomfield, Art. Bac. of Caius college, and rector or 
vicar of a small living in that county, a young man, 
but has a genius for antiquities, and Mr. Baker be- 
lieves he will perform well : but printing in parts, 
tho' he sent Mr. Baker his proposals, he could not 
encourage his design, as he otherwise inclined to do. 

Feb. 15. Before the building of Magd. coll. Oxon. 
there used to be a great multitude of fuUers and 
weavers in Holywell parish. 

The rudera or ruines of south St. Miehaers church 
Oxford were to be seen in Mr. Miles Wyndesore's 

It appears, according to Miles Windsore, that the 
following churehes were formerly in Oxford, of which 
there is nothing now. 

1. South St. Miles : there were ruines there in Miles 
Windsore's time : 2. St, Edwards : 3. St. Mildred's : 
4. St. Georges : 5. St. Marie Osney : 6. The Au- 
gustin Friers ehurch : 7. The W^hite Friers church : 
it had a very high spire, built of pix and hitufiien very 
strongly, which when it was demohshed, the noise of 
the fall was so great, tbat it terrified the whole city : 
8. The Grey Friers church : 9. The Black Friers 
church : 10. Rewley church : 11. Glocester church : 

118 RELIQUIyE [1733-34 

12. Stockwell church : 13. North St. Jo}m's church, 
Avhere New coll. and Hart hall is, in the parish of St. 
John the Evangehst: 14. St. Botulphs: 15. St. 

Feh. 19. The late Lawrence Echard, M.A. arch- 
deacon of Stowe, and chaplain to Williani [Wake] lord 
archbishop of Canterbury, among other things wrote 
and published The History ofthe Eevolution and the 
establishment of Englaml in the year 1G88. 8vo. Tho' 
it be vile enough, shewing that Mr. Echard did it to 
get preferment, and to ingratiate himself, yet it with- 
all is a sufRcicnt proof of the villanics used to king 
James II. and his queen and son, in which villanies 
the late Dr. Gilbert Burnet was one of the chief. 
After they had drove the king out of his dominions, 
yea even before he was gone, they voted that he had 
abdieated his crown, whereas all he did was by force, 
as appear'd throughout. Abdieation is a voluntary 
act, but the king was so far from resigning, that he 
insisted upon his rights to the last, and even in Ire- 
land appear'd against his rebellious subjects with 
sword in hand, when his son-in-law Williara prince 
of Orange, AnrjUcB Usufnictuanus, (as Camden stiles a 
former usurper king Stephen, p. 186 ed. 8vo.) fought 
against him, and drovehim out of Ireland, andwould 
have shot him if he eould. From this very piece of 
Eehard, notwithstanding the author was a thorough 
paced republican, the monstrous ambition of the prince 
of Orange is highly evident, as well as his erafty 
knavery, and even such as countenanc'd him were 
plainly rebells ; and whatever fair pretences may be 
alleged on their behalf, yet 'twill never be aecounted 
for cleerly any otherwise than by aeknowledging that 
it was a rebellion, (at lcast in those who violated their 

1733-34] HEARNIANuE. 119 

oaths to king James,) what however few are willing 
to own, tho' they think, without doubt, that 'twas so, 
in their hearts. 

The first of Nov. 1688 was a Thursday, yet Echard, 
p. 158, makes the next day, which was Friday, to be 
Nov. 3d, and yet, p. 159, calls Sunday, (as it eertainly 
was) the 4th. The said Sunday was the prince of 
Orange's birthday, he being born Nov. 4, 1650, and 
'twas that day he reallylanded, (notwithstanding what 
Echard and others say to the contrary,) tho' it was 
ordered not to be observed till (as it hath been ob- 
served ever since on) the 5th of Nov., which was then 
a Monday, for fear it should be forgot unless jojTied 
with the day of observing the Gunpowder Treason, an 
artifice that many honest men now frequently talk of 
and abhor. 

Feh. 20. Notwithstanding what is said above, since, 
without doubt, many good men were drawn into the 
revolution, and took oaths to the prince and princess 
of Orange, notwithstanding those they had taken be- 
fore to k. James. I would not be so hard upon them 
as to brand them for rogues and villains, but would 
think rather very favourably of them, especially since 
they gave very good reasons for their proceedings. 
Much less Avould I brand those that took oaths that 
could not be said to thwart what the}^ had done before, 
since they were not bound by former oaths, having 
never taken any ; and there is the greater reason to 
think very well of many of these for this very reason, 
because, tho' they took the oaths of allegiance and su- 
premaey, yet they refused to take the oath of abjura- 
tion, which was afterwards imposed, and they used 
to say that they took the oath of allegiance in that 
sense only, (a sense indeed, which divers of \Vm.'s 

120 RELIQUIjE [1733-34 

chief friends said 'twas to be takcn in, aiul Wm. him- 
solf did not gainsaj',) that thcy \vould livc peaceably 
and quietly. Thcrc is one thing here must not be 
passed over, (what evcn Mr. Echard also observes,) 
that tho' the prince of Orange promised, when things 
were a little settled, to have the legitimaey of the 
birth of the prince of Wales examined into, and set 
in a clear light in the parliament, yet when once he 
and hisprincesswcre deelared king and queen, and k. 
James turned out, the matter was quite dropt, he 
being quite afraid to have it canvass'd, well knowing, 
as his princess likewise did, that he was undoubtedly 
k. Jaraes's son, and born of the body of the queen. 
Nor is there any body that since that time hardly 
doubts of it.^ 

Feh. 21. Last week the organisfs house (commonly 
called the Muslck Scliool Hoiise) on the north side of 
Magd, coU. at a little distance from the coUege, just 
by the water side, being on the west side of the water, 
was pulled down, on account of the new additional 
part that is now ereeting of the college. 

Feh. 22. There were formerly 7 spires in Oxford, 
viz. St. Marie's, All Hallows, St. Frideswydes, St. 
Mary Osney, Riily, the WTiite Fryers, and the Black 

There are now in Oxford 4 spires, viz. St. Marie's, 
All Hallows, St. Frideswydes, and St. Aldate's. 

Osney spire might be seen 15 or 16 miles oif, and 

' March 13. Mr. Echard (who -wrote theHistoryof En^land) 
died at Lincohi in August or Septr. 1729, (at his visitation as 
archdeacon of Stow,) and I presume was bmy^d there. So Mr. 
Baker from Cambridge, March 5, 1733. [Chalmers gives the 
date as 1730, and states that he was buried atLincoln without 
any memoriaL] 

1733-34] EEARNIANJE. 121 

in it was a most charming tuneable peal of bells, for 
the sake of which abundanoe of strangers used to come 
to Oxford. 

Feb. 26, Mr. Ballard in his rambles lately met with 
an original picture of Edwin Sandys, archbp. of York, 
which discovers him to have been a man of a very 
reverend and venerable aspect, his hair of a light 
brown, grey ey'd, ruddy of complexion, &c. 

Feb. 28. The prince of Orange having left Bath, 
and been at Bristol and ^Marlborough, he lay at New- 
bury on Tuesday night last, Feb. 2Q, and yesterday 
being Ash Wednesday, at half an hour after five a elock 
in the afternoon he came to Oxford, and a great enter- 
tainment was made for him at Christ Chureh, where 
he lay last night, there being great ringing of bells 
and illuminations aU over the town upon that occa- 

March 1. Yesterday morning the prince of Orange 
was at Christ Church prayers at ten clock in the 
morning, which done, he went to Woodstock, and re- 
turn'd at half hour after four in the afternoon, and 
went to the Couneil Chamber of the citj', where a 
short speech was made to him by the Eecorder, and 
so he went to his lodgings at Christ Church, where 
was an entertainment for him, and there he lay all 
night. There were illuminations again that night aU 
over Oxford, and great ringing of bells. 

3Iarch 2. Yesterday morning at ten cloek the 
prince of Orange was ereated Dr, of Ciul Law in a 
convocation held in the Theatre, at which (as I have 
been told, for I never wagg'd out all the whiie he was 
hei'e to see him, tho' I walk'd yesterday into the 

122 IIELIQUI^ [1733-34 

eountry) was a prodigious concourse of pcople, as there 
hath indeed beon such a concourse all the time he was 
at Oxford. After this he wcnt to see the Library. 
Museum, AU Souls. Queen's, University, and New col- 
leges, and so about three clock went with the Vice- 
Chancellour Dr. Holnies to dinner at St. John's col- 
lege, and in the cvcning return'd to his lodgings at 
Christ Church. The ilhiminations every where last 
night (it being also queen Carolina's birthday) were 
at least twice as many as they had been bofore. 
The prinee was created Dr. after the samc manner as 
the old prince of Orange (afterwards k. of England) 
was in 1670, of whieh Mr. Wood hath given an ac- 
count in the Ild. vol. of his Athence and Fasti Oxon., 
but notwithstanding this amazing rejoicing yesterday, 
the ringing was not so much as 'twas the day before. 

March 3. Yesterday morning the prince of Orange 
between eight and nine cloek lcft Oxford, going over 
Magdalen coUege bridge, and so going Henley road 
by Dorchester. Dr. Holmes, Viee-Chancellour of the 
university, thinks of getting great favour at court by in- 
viting the prince hither, and bj^ showing such profound 
reverence to him. 'Tis observ'd, however, that tho' 
there was such a conflux of people at Oxford and at the 
Theater, upon this occasion, there were no persons of 
distinction that came to shew their respects outof the 

Marcli 10. What we commonly say as merry as a 
grig, perhaps should be as merry as a Greek. Levium 
Grsecorum mentio apud antiquos scriptores. Et 
quidem ipse Tullius in oratione pro L. Flaeco le\itatem 
Grsecorum propriam esse monuit. 

On the 7th inst. Id. Oxford sent me the Clironicle 

1733-34] HEARNIANyE. 123 

of John Bever^. He lends it me at my request, and 
says he will lend me any book he hath, and wonders 
I will not go to London and see my friends, and see 
what MSS. and papers are there, and in other libraries, 
that are worth printing. 

I could give several reasons for niy not going either 
to London or other places, which however I did not 
trouble his lordship with. Among others, 'tis pro- 
bable I might receive a mueh better welcome than I 
deserve, or is suitable to one that so mueh desires and 
seeks a private humble life, without the least pomp 
or grandeur. 

I received the said MS. yesterday, being the 9th. 
There are other things in the ^IS. (which is in folio) 
besides Bever that are worth taking notice of, viz. 
(1) Dares Phrjgius. (2) Martinus Polonus's Chro- 
nicle. (3) John Merehiich monk of Glastonbury's 
Additions to Martinus Polonus. In the Martinus 
is the ridiculous. fabulous story (fbr such it is eer- 
tainly) about a woman pope, tho' other very good 
MSS. (in that respect peferable to this) want it, as 
Dr. Cave hath observed. 

March 15. The prints tell us, that on Ash-Wed- 
nesday, as his highness the prince of Orange was 
going from Newburj- to Abbington, (in order to see 
Oxford) and the roadlying througha lane, almost im- 
passable for a coach, and very dangerous, a wealthy 
farmer, whose estate lay contiguous, threw down the 
hedges, and opened a way for his highness to pass 

' This was the last MS. that Hearne transcribed with a view 
to publication, and he was busily engaged on the Tvork at the 
time of his decease. See Appendix No. 1. The MS. as fitted 
for the press, will be found in the Bodleian MS. Rawl. B. 185. 

124 BELIQUI.F. [i733-34 

tlirough his p^rounds ; wliich llie prinec bcing ac- 
Huaintcd with, was plcascd to stop ; wlicreupon the 
farmcr came up to the coach sidc, and acquainted 
his hig-hness, " That he had now reccivcd thc most 
" dcsired honour of his hfc, in bcing- able to contri- 
" bute to the safcty of a prince of the ITouse of Orange ; 
" that his fathcr had tlie hke honour, whcn the im- 
" mortal king WilHam, thc glorious dchvcrer of thcsc 
" kingdoms, passcd that way ; and that thc sole t hing 
" hc had now to desire of Providence was, that his 
" son and dcscendants to thc latcst ages might havc 
" opportunities to testify thcir gratitudc, by the Hke 
" zeal to future princes of that ilhistrious family." 

The circumstance of the farmer's pulhng up the 
hedges I am assurcd is very true, and I hear 'twas onc 
Colton, a sorry puritan of ]\Iilton, and thatthe lane is 
]\Iikon lane, the public road, and might have been 
passed well enough, as it eommonly is, only this fel- 
low had a mind to shew his zcal, as muhitudes else 
shew their zcal every day to the prince. 

Last night wcre grcat iUuminations all over Oxford, 
and ringing of bells for the marriage of thc prince of 
Orange with the prineess Anne, stiled the Princess 
Royal of England, which was celebrated at London 
Avith the greatest pomp and splendour last night, Ile 
was born Sept. 1, 1711, 0. S., and she was born Oct. 
22, 1709. 

Mar. 16. Mr. El. Fenton, who put out the late 
edition of Waller*s Poems, was of Jesus coUege in the 
univcrsity of Carabridge, where he took his degree of 
Baeh. of Arts, proceeded Mr. at Trin. Hall, where he 
had Mr. Trumbull (son of the latesir Wm. TrumbuU) 
under his private eare, with whom he liv'd and dy'd, 

1733-34] HEARNIAN^. 12-5 

and Avhom he left executor, who gave hirn the follow- 
ing monument and inseription : 

To the [Memory of 

Elijah Fenton 

of Shelton in Staffordshire, who 

dyed at Easthampstead, Anno 1730, aged 

Forty-seaven years ; In Honour of his great 

Integrity and learning, Vrilliam TrumbuU, Esq. 

erected this ilonument. 

This modest stone, what few vain marbles can, 

May truly say — Here lies an honest man; 

A Poet, blest beyond the Poet's fate, 

Whom Heaven kept sacred from the proud and great ; 

Foe to loud praise, and Friend to learned ease, 

Content with science, in the Vale of Peace. 

Calmly he look'd on either life, and here 

Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear : 

From Xature's temp'rate feast rose satisfy'd, 

Thank'd Heav'n that he had Iiv'd, and that he dy'd. 


This epitaph (saith Mr. Eaker, who sent it me 
in his letter from Cambridge of Feb. 19, 1733) con- 
tains Mr. Fenton's true character : it was compos'd 
by Mr. Pope, his entire friend ; and yet they were 
two men of verj- different tempers, such as will want 
no further explaining to you. 

Mar. 19. Learning is sunk so very low, that I am 
most certainly inform'd, that nothing is novv' hardly 
read but Biirnett's romance or libel, call'd by hira The 
Hlitory of his Ov:n Thnes. 'Tis read by men, women, 
and children. Indeed it is the common table-book 
fbr ladies as weU as gentlemen, especiaUy such as are 
friends to the revolution scheme. 

126 TiELIQUIyE [1733-34 

Mar. 21 . I licar of aii Atliciuv C<iiii(fl)ri</iciiscs carvy- 
inj^ on. Mr. Baker can tcll whclher it be so or not. 
I havo bcen told thc undortaker linds fault with Mr. 
Wood, with respect to thc incorporations at Oxford 
from Cambridgc. 

j\I(ir. 22. King Gcorgc thc IJd. (as he is stj-lcd) 
and his wifc q. Carolina (as she is eaird) and other 
courtiers, arc vcry much displeas'd that the prinee of 
Orange met witli such a iine handsome reccption at 

jMdr. 23. " I takc it, that Dr. NathanielJohnston, 
'- who wrote the booke [of the King's Visitatorial 
" Power] you mention, dyed long sinec, and that his 
*• son (Ur. also) has liis ^ISIS. which he valued at 
" .£500. They were some time in an old booltsellcr's 
" hand of York (now dead), in order to try if he could 
"' gct sufticicnt subscriptions to raisc that summc from 
" thc gcntlemen of York ; but it did not succeed, and 
" they were scnt back to him in the south somewhere, 
'• but I have forgot the place, but will certainly satisfy 
" you froni a nephew of the old man, who hasaliving 
'• at Beverlcy, within ten miles of this plaee : he's a 
" hearty facetious eompanion. The old Dr. was cer- 
" tainly a non-juror, and his son, now living (as I 
" believe), is also a non-juror ; I knewand haveoften 
'• seen the old Dr.'s brother, w^ho was prior of the 
" English Benedietins at Paris whcn I was there. He 
" flcd out of England at the assassination j^lot, and a 
" rcward was ofiercd by k. Wm. to apprehend him, 
'• but he kept out of the w^ay, and dyed at Paris. 
'• The parson in my neighbourhood has had several 
" letters from him. mildly exhorting him to be of the 
" old religion, telling liim that there were but few 
" things that kept them separate. This good little 

1734] EEARNIANjE. \21 

•• monk was no writer, tho' long a superiour: hewas 
" a pleasant good natured man." Mr. Constahle. 

April 1. As for great and humble Mr. \Voodhead*s 
Life, it is entirely at a stand, and it will be hard to 
\\Tite his life, partly because few or none now can 
give any partieulars of it, nor eould any know his 
private exemplar, and penitential life, which he pur- 
posely hid from the world, to be more united to his 
God and Saviour. Mr. Constable (from whom I had 
this) hath met ^^-ith some letters, writ in his own 
hand to a friend of his, a Dr. of Physick, who became 
catholic much at the same time as Mr. Woodhead, 
There are only three or four letters of the Dr.'s but 
they sufficiently shew he was a leamed man. The 
dates to both their letters was only for the month, 
and not the year, but there was one letter of dean 
Cressy's, which was in the bundle, dated as to the year, 
Avhich was 1651, So Mr, Constable supposes the rest 
were writ in the same year, especially since the matter 
seems to confirm this conjecture. Mr, Constable 
would give an hundred libs, he had aU his letters, 
writ as these are. They would conduce much to the 
making out his life, and shew the honest heart of 
that humble learned man, Mr. Constable will go, if 
he can, this summer, to learn what he can in the 
country where he was bjrn. 

Camden hath several conjectures about the reason 
of the name of London. I take it to be nothing but 
Longdon or Longtown. 

Apr. 2. Mr, Constable, in the postscript to his letter 
of Febr, 17, 1733-4, teUs me some of Mr. Wood- 
heads letters were writ in characters or short-hand. 

li>8 nELIQUIyE [1734 

;nul tliat lie had a grctit and long troublo in making 
tliom ontiroly out. He scems (saith hc) vcry cautious 
and tiniorous, loast he sliould bo discovcred to alter 
his scntiments as to reh'g-ion, and chargcs Dr. Welby, 
his fi'iend, to whom all the lcttcrs are, to burn his 
lcttcrs, and tell nobody his sentiments. Dr. Welby is 
stouto, and tells him he thinks it's neccssary they 
should doclarc thcmsclvos, but poor Mr. Woodhead is 
quite against it ; one rcason is, that he and the Dr. 
(he says) might doe more good undiscovered : he says 
also that he should be ruin'd for ever if he declared 
himself openly. 

April 5. Mr. Richd. Clements of Oxon., bookscller, 
told me ycstcrday, that Dr. llolmcs, Vice-Chanccllor 
of Oxford, had dosired him not to sell nor dispcrse any 
of thc copies that should be oftercd to him of Mr. 
Gole of Witney's case, with rclation to Dr. Hudson's 
daughtor, and the like requost he hath made to other 
booksellers in Oxford. This the Vice-Chaneellor hath 
done at the desire of sir John Boys, whose son is 
married to the said daughter of Dr. Hudson. This 
makes pcople believe that Mr. Gole hath more right 
on his side than some have suggested, and that sir 
John hath not actcd so justly as he ought in the case, 
especially too sinee he gave 200 Hbs. to Mr. Gole not 
to stir in the matter, which however Gole did, tho' it 
was (eontrary to -what was expected at London) given 
against hirn. 

Apnl 6. Mr. George Ballard hath lately read over 
the Ist vol. of Wood's AthenaB, with much plcasure 
and satisfaction. He wishes Nieholson had used the 
same diligence in his " English Historical Library," 
and that he had given us catalogues of evcry author's 

1734] HEARNIANjE. 129 

works. But in this I cannot agree with Mr. Ballard ; 

the bp.'s design being only to point out what relates 
to our English history, in which what he hath done is 
very usefuU, tho' far from being a perfect work, there 
being strange blunders in it, and abundance of defeets 
or omissions. 

April 8. Mr. West has got possession of the eop- 
per-plate of Hans Holbein's Dance of Death, etch'd 
by Hollar. 

April 9. Burnet's second romance (so his History 
of his Own Time is justly stiled) was published about 
7 weeks since. It comes dowTi to the treaty of 
Utrecht, and by what I hear from several, (for I 
have not read it mj-self,) is much of a piece with the 
former, tho' others say, there is less scandal in it. It 
is said, the political eharacters were given him by the 
author of a book, which I have formerly mention'd, 
now in the catalogue that is printed of Tho. Rawlin- 
son's MSS, But it seems the MS. of that book was 
imperfect, and there is a perfect one in Rawhnson's 
coUection. But whether Burnett hath these charac- 
ters from that book, I leave to such as will think it 
worth while to compare both. Burnett must have 
been the greatest of viUains, in MTiting such libells or 
romances, in order to poison present and future ages. 
For tho' honest wise men will rightly judge of such 
performances, and be by no means byass'd by them, 
yet they bear no proportion to others, who wiU be 
sway'd by such books, and wiU greedily imbibe the 
principles in them, and instiU them in their chUdren 
and dependents. 

Apiil 11. They write from Bristol, of the 30th past, 


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[being Sat.,] that the Tiiesday bcforo [bcing March 
26] died the reverend Mr. [Edward] Biss, minister 
of St. Georgc, who in the late rcign [of Gcorgo I.] 
fell undcr displcasure of the govcrnmcnt, for prcach- 
ing a scditious and treasonable sermon, for which he 
stood in thc pillory, had a long imprisonment, and 
was silcnccd from prcaching. — Northampton Mtrcury 
for Mond. Apr. 8, 1734. 

NB. The said Mr. Bisse was a battlcr of Edmund 
hall in Oxford, being about a year my junior, where 
he took the dcgrce of Bach. of Arts and left the 
huU, but aftcr some years he camc with his wife to 
Oxford again, and as a member of that hall took the 
degree of M.A. on May 10, 1710, at what time his 
wife lay in in Oxford. Soon after he had takcn his 
Master of Arts degree, he left Oxford quite, and the 
next news I hcard of him was the sermon he preach'd, 
for which he suftered. When he was of Edm. hall 
he was called crazcd or mad Bisse, and oftentimcs 
proud Bisse, by which names he was very properly 
called, being indecd a vcry haughty, erazed, poor 
wretch, deserving pity rather than the pillory, only 
those that did it, did it purely out of spight to the 
clergy. Had they ordered his friends to eonfine 
him, they had done well, for indecd he was not fit 
to preach. 

Apr. 12. Being yesterday walking between Ferry 
Hinksey and Botley in Berks, farmer Kirby of Ferry 
Hinksey told me, that at Oddington near Islip in 
Oxfordshire, what in other places is ealled a yard 
land, they call a nohle of land, saying such a parcel 
of ground consists of so many nobles of land instead 
of so many j^ards-land. This farraer Kirby lived 
three or four years since at Oddington. He married 

1734] HEARNIANjE. 131 

his wife from Hinksey, and 'tis that that makes him 
live there. 

Apr. 16. Mr. Pope had the main of his informa- 
tion about Mr. Kirle, commonly calFd the man of 
JRoss, (whom he characterizeth in his poem of the 
Use of Riches) from Jacob Tonson the bookseller, 
who hath purehased an cstate of about a thousand 
a year, and lives ih Herefordshire, a man that is a 
great snivelling, poor-spirited whigg, and good for 
nothing that I know of. Mr. Brome tells rae in his 
letter from Ewithington on Nov. 23d, 1733, that he 
does not think the truth is strained in any parti- 
culars of the character, except it be in his being 
founder of the chureh and spire of Ross, for had he 
lived backward the years of Johannes de temporibus, 
he could have been born early enough to have been 
so, but he was a great benefactor : and at the re- 
casting of the beUs gave a tenor, a large bell. Nei- 
ther does Mr. Brome find he was founder of any 
hospital, and he thinks his knowledge in medicine 
extended no farther than kitchen physick, of whicb 
he was very liberal, and might thereby preserve 
many lives. To enable him to perform these ex- 
traordinary benefactions, he had a wood, which per- 
haps once in about fifteen j-ears might bring hini in 
between a 1000 and 1500 Ibs. I will say of him with 
Petrarch — 

fortunato, che si chiara tromba 
Trovasti, et chi di te si alto scrisse. 

Ajrril 18. Yesterday Mr. Matthew Gibson, mi- 
nister of Abbey Dore in Herefordshire, just called 
upon me. I ask'd him whether he knew Mr. Kirle, 
commonly calFd the man of Ross. He said he did 

132 RELIQUIjE [1734 

very wcU, and that his (Mr. Matthew Gibson's) wife 
is his ncar relation ; I think he said he was her uncle. 

I told him, the said man of Ross was an extra- 
ordinary charitable generous man, and did much 
good. He said he did do a great deal of good, but 
that 'twas all out of vanity and ostentation, being 
the vainest man living, and that he always hated his 
relations, and would never look upon, or do any 
thing for them, tho' many of them were very poor. 

1 know not what credit to give to Mr. Gibson in 
that account, especially sinee this same Gibson hath 
more than once, in my presence, spoke inveterately 
against that good honest man Dr. Adam Ottley, late 
bp. of St. David's. Bcsidcs, this Gibson is a crazed 
man, and withall stingy, tho' he be rich, and hath no 
child by his wife. 

Apnl 30. Just printed and published, A prac- 
iical Grammar of tlie Greeh Tongue. 'Tis in Eng- 
lish, the author anonymous. He had before printed 
and published " A Practical Latin Grammar :" 
both are in 8vo. ; the Latin one I have not run over, 
but have just perused the Greek one, which is dedi- 
cated to the hon''''^. John Scrope, esq. This Scrope 
is a great whig, and was member of parliament for 
Bristol (when this Greek grammar came out) in the 
parliament that is just dissolved. He was a zealous 
man, and voted for the excise bill. Whoever the 
author be, he is a forward conceited fellow, and 
endeavours to bring new fangled ways of teaching 
into vogue. He would have Greek learned before 
Latin, and that children and youth should learn 
grammatical rules in English, not in Latin. Yet 
his rules are so hard, as that it is impossible for 
children and youth to understand them without 

1734] HEARNIANjE. 133 

understanding Latin. I was soon weary of him, he 
is 80 whiggish, as even to put and recommend Dr. 
Clarke (who put out a piece of Homer) both in his 
index (for there is an index to this grammar) and in 
the book. For my part, I think that should youth 
foUow Clarke, they would be heterodox both in 
divinity andgrammar. Clarke, 'tis well known, (and 
it hath been often proved,) was heterodox in divinity, 
and I have no better opinion (at least since he is 
recommended by this anonymous) for his gramma- 
tical skill, especially since his Homer is stolen from 
Barnes's edition. Mr. Barnes hath grammatical 
notes all along, such as Dr. Rob. Friend used to 
make his boj-s read at Westminster sehool, whicfi 
have been stolen by Dr. Clarke, and used as his 
own, and 'tis these that anonyraous reeommends as 
curious, without taking notice of Mr. Barnes, the best 
skiird in poetical Greek of any man in the world, 
stiling Dr. Clarke " the aeeurate and most learned 
" Dr. Clarke." He transcribes whole Latin passages 
from his beloved Clarke. He writes asperate instead 
of aspirate, purely because of a lenis and asper, but 
though asper the adjective be proper, j^^et aspero is 
not so, but aspiro. But since he is for English, he 
should have express'd every thing, even lenis, asper, 
&c. in English. I never knew sueh English per- 
formances as this grammar do good, and I am there- 
fore far from expecting it from this, no more than 
ever I found or heard of any good serviee that Eng- 
lish logicks have done. 

3fay 2. Yesterday an attempt was made upon 
New college bells of 6876 changes. They began a 
quarter before ten in the morning, and rang very 
well till four minutes after twelve, when Mr. Brick- 

134 RELIQUIyE [1734 

land, a schoolmastcr of St. Michacrs parish, who 
rang thc fifth bcll, missing a stroke, it put a stop to 
the wliole, so tliat thcy presentl}' sct them, and so 
sunk the pcal, which is pity, for 'twas really very 
true ringing, oxcepting five faults, which I obscrv'd 
(for I hcard all the time, tho' 'twas very wet all the 
while) in that part of the Parks which is on the 
cast side of Wadham college, where I was very 
private; one of which five faults was the treble, 
that was rung by Mr. Ricliard Hearne, and the other 
four were faults committcd by the abovcsaid Mr. 
Brickland, who 'twas feared by several beforehand 
would not fuUy perform his part, but they took him 
now, beeause Mr. Broughton (who otherwise should 
have rang) was out of town, attending as barber in 
a progress of Magd. coll. Excepting this Broughton 
and Mr. George, the ringers were all the same ^vith 
those mentioned under Jan. 24 last. Mr. George's 
hands (he is above fifty years old) being not quite 
reeovered of some blisters he received the last ring- 
ing on April 15 last, Mr. K^ash, a cabinetmaker, 
(who came from London, but now lives in Oxford,) 
who is an excellent ringer, supply'd his place, and 
rang the 3d bell, so they were as foUows : 

Mr. Hearne the Ist or 

Mr. Vicars the 2d. 
Mr. Nash tbe 3d. 
Mr. Terry the 4th. 
Mr. Brickland tbe 5th. 

Mr. Yate the 6thi. 
Mr. Smith the 7th. 
JMr. Barnes the 8th. 
Mr. Lloyd the 9th. 
IMr. Benwell the lOth 

When I mention'd afterwards my observations to 
y* said Mr. Smith, he told me, that tho' he rung 

' Mr. Yate before rang the .5th, and then the sixth was ruiig 
by Mr. Broughton, in whose room Mr. Brickland was now taken. 

1734] HEARNIANjE. 135 

himself, yet he minded the faults also himself. Upon 
which I asked him how many there were ? He said 
three before that whieh stopp'd them. I told him 
there were jnst five before that, at which he admired 
my niceness. 

They rang in the said two hours and nineteen 
minutes 3475 changes, which wanted 3401 of the 
number proposed. 

Maji 6. Bp. Burnet has (as Mr. Baker observes to 
me by letter of Apr. 28 last from Cambr.) some- 
where accoimted for that Treatise of Polygamy &c., 
(i.e. his two cases of polygamy and divorce,) and (as 
far as he remembers) disowns it, in the dress and 
inanner it now goes abroad. " No man" (saith Mr. 
Baker) " ever had more enemies, or has been more 
" despitefully treated : I wish you could find time to 
" read his life, wrote by his son, which has given rae 
" more entertainment than his Historj' has done." 

Notwithstanding this, I am pretty sure of the 
genuineness of the two cases. I have them in MSS., 
and they are sad wretched ^-ile stuff. I am also pretty 
well assured they were in the MS. of his History (that 
libell) of his Ovnx Times, however left out by his son 
Thomas, author of his Life, who when young at Ox- 
ford bore the same character for modesty, probity 
and veracity with his father. 

May 8. In the Most excellent Way ofhearing Mass, 
printed a**. 1687, 12°. are many curious things fit for 
protestants to observe, without regard to the super- 
stitious errors. 

May 12. On Thursday last, being the 9th of May, 
St. Mary's (Oxford) weather-cock fell down, as the 

inO RELIQUIyE [1734 

grcat bcll was ringinj» at 9 o'clock in llic morning 
for a congrcgation. It liad bccn loosc ior sonic timc. 
The cock foU upon the church, thc tail into thc church- 
yard. Upon the tail was fastened a piece of lead, on 
which this inscription : 





AN. DOM. 1669. 

Upon the coek was also an inscription, but, ex- 
cepting here and there a letter, defac'd, yet so as, 
perhaps, with pains tlie traces might be explained. 

I was told the repair of the stecple cost about 53 libs. 

Bctwcen 20 and 30 years since, I think ncarcr 80 
years agoe, the said stccple was ncw pointed by a 
man, who was in many parts of England on the same 
account. He at that time took down tho weather- 
coek, and 'twas mendcd, and afterwards he fixed it 

I afterwards heard, that that man was killed from 
some steeple he was pointing, the ropc brcaking which 
drew him up in the bucket or framc prepared for him. 

The oldest ehurch rate for St. Marie's is of the 
year 1509. 

Richard Fitz James, bp. of London, repaired the 
said church of St. Marie's. He became bp. of Lon- 
don anno 1506. He bestowed much money in the 
said repair. He died a°. 1521. He was Ist bp. of 
Rochester, being consecrated a°. 1496, translated 
thence to Chichester, a^. 1504, and thence to Lon- 
don Aug. 2, 1506. Godwin Ed. Engl. p. 203. It is 
commonly said that he repaired St. Marie's in Hen. 
7th's time. 

1734] HEARNIAN^. 137 

May 17. Mr. Theobalds (Mr. Baker tells me) is a 
very genteel man, and has show'd himself a scholar 
in his Shakespeare, which I just run over, and might 
(were it not quite out of mj way) have made obser- 
vations. I noted, however, that he had taken too great 
liberty. I wish rather he had follow^d the first editions 
very exactly, be they faulty or not. Shakespeare wanted 
learning. He was guilty of pseudo-graphy, some- 
times perhaps designedly. He (Mr. Theobalds) is too 
bold in bringing his own conjeetures into the text, 
which (it may be) will lay him too open to his adver- 
saries, and make them say Shakespeare wants as much 
to be restored as ever, and that his edition is not 
of much greater authority than that of Mr. Pope, 
who is much inferior to Mr. Theobalds in learning. 
Mr. Theobalds hath all along, very often justly enough, 
discovered and reflected upon Mr. Pope's defeets, 
which will, without doubt, nettle Mr. Pope, who, 
however, may thank himself, he having in his Duneiad 
(a scurrilous pieee against many of the greatest men 
of the age) treated Mr. Theobalds in a very barbarous 
manner, for which Mr. Pope is mueh blamed. Mr. 
Theobalds was not of the universitj' of Cambridge, nor, 
I presume, of any. He ■WTote a play before he was 
nineteen years of age, and has since translated several 
from the Greek.^ He had a very able schoolmaster, 
Mr. Ellis of our university, and some while of the 
university of Cambridge, under whom he was well 

' These translations Tvere highly esteemed by the late emi- 
nent scholar and judicious critic, Richard Porson, as I well re- 
member hearing from his friend and admirer, my old school- 
master, the rev. Thomas Kidd, then one of the ushers at Mer- 
chant Taylors' school. They were published at intervals, and 
copies are peculiarly scarce. I do not believe any one of thera 

138 RELIQUIyE [1734 

May 21. I bcgin to think that Bordc* was author 
of the HiMory of Tom Tlnunh. It rclates to some 
dwarf, aiid he is reported to have been king Edgar'8 
dwarf, but we Avant history for it, and I fear the 
author Borde (or whoever he was) had only tradition, 
thc original being pcrhaps lost before Hcn. VIIIth'8 

May 22. What makcs me think Toiu Thnmb is 
founded upon history, is the method of those times of 
turning true historyinto little pretty stories, of which 
Ave havo many instances, one of which is Guy of 
Warwick, whieh, however corrupted and blendcd with 
fabulous accounts, is however in the main very true, 
as may appcar from Girardus Cornubicnsis that I 
printed at the cnd of The Ckronick of Dunstaple. 

May 23. Yesterday in the forenoon I accidentally 

will be found on the shelves of the Bodleian, rich as it is in every 
species of draraatic poetry. I subjoin a list that may be useful : 
they are allin 12", and should each have a plate. 

1. Elecira: atragedi/,fromSophocles,wUhnotes. London,for 
Bernard Lintott — 1714. Dedicated to Addison. 

2. The Clouds : a comedy, from Aristophanes. London, for 
Jonas Brown — 1715. Dedicated to John Glanville, esq. 

3. Plutus; or the World's Idol: a comedy,from Aristophanes. 
London, for Jonas Browne — 1715. Dedicated to John duke of 

4. Oedipus, King of Thehes : a tragedy from Sophocles, with notes. 
London, for Bernard Lintott — 1715. Dedicated to the earl of 

Similar in size and appearance, with a plate, and London, 
printed for Bernard Lintott, is Ajax of Sophocles : from the Greek, 
viith notes. This was however trauslated by a Mr. Jackson, 
and revised bj- Rowe. 

' Of Borde, in addition to the usual sources of information, 
aee a good account in the Sussex Archteological Collections, vol. 
6, (1853) p. 204. 

1734] HEARNIANJE. 139 

saw, and exchanged a very few words with, an old 
schoolfellow, Mr. Samuel Cherr)^ whom I had not 
SL-en for many j-ears, never since queen Anne's time, 
when I saw him in the Bodleian Gallery, at which 
lime he was an ensign. He told me he was still a 
souldier, being now a lieutenant, and came yesterday 
from Bister to see somebody at Oxford. He is the 
elder brother of my late friend Mr. Thomas Cherry, 
who died in 1706, whom I have mentioned in Leland's 
Itinerary. But he is nothing near so personable a 
man as his said brother. I went to school with both 
of them at Bray in Berks. Their uncle was Wm. 
Cherry, esq. father of my best friend Mr. Francis 
Cherry. I should have been glad to have had a pretty 
deal of conversation with this Mr. Sam. Cherry, had a 
convenient opportunity offered, that we might have 
been private, and had not he been of the Georgian 
strain, as without doubt he is, being an officer in 
George"s army. 

May 26. Dr. Thomas Parnell was archdeacon of 
Clogher in Ireland. He was a very ingenious man. 
His poems were published by Mr. Pope. He took at 
last to immoderate drinking of mild ale, which kilFd 
him when he was hardlj- 40. 'Tis said he trans- 
lated Homer's Iliad into English in exceUent prose, 
and that Mr. Pope afterwards put it into verse, and 
that this is what goes for Mr. Pope's translation of 
the Iliad, that he (Mr. Pope) understands little or 
nothing of the original. 

Mwj 27. " A Critical Review of the Public Build- 
ings, Statues and Ornaments in and about London 
and Westminster, To which is prefix'd the dimen- 
sions of St. Peter's Church at Rome, and St. Paul's 

140 RELIQUIuE [1734 

Cathedral at London." London, 1734, 8vo. Pricc one 
shilling and sixpence. 

The author, whoever he is, is an ill-natured, con- 
ceited, censorious, prophanc pedant. 'Tis dedicated 
to the earl of Burlington, whom he makes to be the 
only true judge of building. He undertook this book, 
to be sure, out of splcen, and with a design that build- 
ings should be pulled down, that others may be put 
up in their stead by such as he, who aim at wealth. I 
like what he says of king James IId's statue in brass at 
Whitehall, (pag. 46); viz. the attitude is fine, thc man- 
ner free and easy, the exeeution finish'd and perfect, 
and y^ expression in y® face inimitable : it explains y* 
very soul of that unhappy monareh, and it is there- 
fore as vahiable as if it commemorated the features 
and form of a hero. 

May 28. P. 64 of the abovementioned " Critical 
Re\aew" he makes sir Godfrey Kneller's tomb in 
Westm. Abbey wretched, tho' the monument was de- 
signed by sir Godfrey himself, and executed bj Rys- 
brack, andis so far from answering the idea we might 
conceive of it from two such great names, that it 
hardly excites common attention or curiosity, unless 
to read the epitaph, whieh is exactly of a piece with 
the tomb, and as unworthy of Mr. Pope's genius, as 
the design of that is of Kneller's pencil. 

Ib. p. 74. The plainness and simplieity of Dr. 
[John Friend's] bust [in Westm. Abbey] pleases me 
much ; and if his epitaph had been in the same gout, 
it would have been at least as high a compliment both 
to the scholar and physieian. 

Ib. p. 75. By the way, I cannot overlook the droll 
figure, lately set up [in Westm. Abbey] at the eharge 
of a noble peer [lord Oxford] to the memory of [Dr.] 

1734] HEARNIANjE. 141 

Grabe the commentator : he is elevated on a high sort 
of a funeral chest, with a lamp by his side and a pen 
in his hand, to represent, I suppose, his unwearied 
applieation to study in his life-time ; but then the 
ridiculous height of the statue, the clumsiness of tlie 
attitude, and the odness of the employ, never fail to 
excite laughter in aU who behold them : in short, he 
looks like a boy on a high joint-stool, kicking his 
heels about, and afraid of tumbling exevj moment. 

Ib. p. 77. I am always much siu-pris^d to see [in 
Westm. Abbey] so wretched a thing as that erected 
to the memory of Mr. [John] Phillips, inscrib'd Avith 
the name of Harcourt. One would have naturaUy 
imagined that whoever aim'd at publick ornament 
■\vould endeavour at something like elegance too ; one 
would have expected it in a more eminent degree 
irom such a name as this : but on the contrary, no- 
thing is more opposite, nothing can be more con- 
temptible : it is even a burlesque upon monuments, 
and instead of doing honour to the founder, or the 
person 'tis consecrated to, indicates verj- strongly that 
either one had not merit enough to deserve a better, 
or the other had not spirit and taste enough to do it 

May 29. Mr. Alexander Pope, who is look'd upon 
as one of the most cursed ill-natiu-ed proud feUows in 
the world, was however very kind and dutifuU to his 
mother, who hath not been dead long. 

June 1. Mr. Wood reflects (by the advice of some 
of his popish correspondents) too severely upon bp. 
Ponet and Bale, for what they say of Dr. Andrew 
Boorde's lewdness. One that was no bishop, WiU. 
Harrison, in his Description of England before Hol- 

142 RELIQUI^ [1734 

linshead, p. 172, ealls this Dr. Boordc " alcwdepopish 
" hjpocrite, and an ungratious priest." He was a 
priest, being recl<oned among the Charterhouse monks, 
who were such when they made their submission, 
as may be seen in Rymer, vol. xiv. p. 402. So bp. 

Tanner ; vlz. in epta ad me dat. cx ^de X" Maii 29, 

But I must necds say, that I think Boorde was a 
virtuous man, and did not deserve the eharacter of 
being lewd, notwithstanding that two or three have 
said to the contrary : Bale's ill-nature and rancour 
are well enough known, and I think Mr. Wood"s 
remark is just enough. 

June 3, Having scnt some very cursory notes, rc- 
lating to Mr. TheobaWs 8hakespeare, to Mr. Baker 
of Cambridge, in his letter of May 26th 1734, from 
Cambridge to me he writes thus : 

" You have show'd yourself a true critie upon Mr. 
" Th., and a very candid censurer of his adversary, 
" [Mr. Alexander Pope,] for which I cannot blame 
" you, for it is very Christian to be forgiving. I must 
" confess, that I, tho' less concern'd, had some indig- 
" nation, and, for that reason partly, beeame a sub- 
" seriber. I wish Mr. Th. had been known to you ; 
" I know of none that could have done him better 
" service, if you had had leisure from more serious 
" studies. I had gone no further than his preface, 
" which bears pretty hard upon his adversary." 

June 13. Mr. Pope is extremely nettled with Mr. 
Theobald for pubHshing Shakespeare, and animad- 
verting upon him, the said Pope, and Mr. Pope, as I 
find, in defence of himself uses nothing but scurriKties, 
and the most indecent unbecoming language, agree- 

1734] HEARNIANuE. 143 

able to his pride, being said by impartial men to be 
one of the proudest creatures living. 

June 16. When Mr. West was in Oxford on May 
29 last, he gave me Mr. Goole's book about his case 
with Dr. Hudson's daughter. 

It appears plainly from thence that there was a 
most solemn contract between them, and that Mr. 
Goole acted very honourably with respect to that 

There is some little controversy at the beginning 
about her age, in whieh Mr. Goole is mistaken, oeea- 
sion'd b}' an alteration of the date written b}- Dr. 
Hudson's own hand in a Bible. 

I never saw that Bible, in which Mr. Goole observes 
'tis corrected 1712, whereas he thinks it should be 
1710, and confirms it bj Dr. HalFs preface to Jose- 
phus, in which Dr. Hall says, Dr. Hudson's daughter 
was novem annorum when Dr. Hudson died a°. 1719. 

But Mr. Goole is out in his correction ; I have 
the time of her birth put down at the time. By my 

Dr. Hudson was married Apr. 2, 1710. 

His daughter Margaret, about whom the dispute 
is, was born Tuesday, July 24th 1711, and baptiz'd 
Thursday, Aug. 2, 1711. So she was in her 9th year 
when her father Dr. Hudson died. 

At the end of Mr. Goole's book is Dr. Hudson's 
will, dated Sept. 27, 1719. But in it is no mention 
of his books, aU which, viz. as many as were not there 
before, he gave by wiU to University coUege Library, 
and accordingly by virtue thereof they had them, and 
the rest were sold by auction. 

June 18. Dr. Coxhead, warden of New coUege, 

144 RELIQUIJE [1734 

hath this year madc a door out of his lodgings into 
the street, a thing much taken notice of as against 
the statutes, by persons that are not for innovations. 

/«7?^ 19. We havc an account from the prints, that 
on the 12th inst. new style, Jamcs Fitz-James, (eldest 
natural son of k. James II.) duke of Bcrwick, was 
killed bcforePhilipsburgh by a cannon ball,uponwhich 
his sister the duchcss of Buckinghamshire, the lady 
viscountess Falmouth, and the hon. Mrs. Arabella 
Duneh of Whitehall, are going into deep mourning 
for his death. He was natural son of the said k. 
James II. by Mrs. Arabella Churehill, sister of the 
late duke of Marlborough, and had the title of duke of 
Berwick, as likewise the garter, conferr'd upon him 
by that prince. He serv'd in the French army from 
his infancy, and distinguished himself in several ac- 
tions during the late war. He rose to be marshal of 
France, the highest honour the Christian king can 
bestow, not more by favour than by his services to 
that prince ; and as he was one of the oldest, so he 
was the best general the French had. He has left 
three sons, the eldest duke of Fitz-James, the second 
duke of Liria in Spain, having reeeived that honour 
from his catholick majesty, whose ambassador he was 
some time to the court of Vienna, and the third is in 
the serviee of the church. The duke was slain as he 
w^as bravely acting against the emperor, in behalf of 
the French, in the present war between both. 

Jiine 28. Sir Clement Cottrell, knt., the present 
master of the ceremonies, though in the eourt interest, 
is nevertheless a man of honour, and descended from 
very worthy ancestors. He is a scholar and an anti- 

1734] HEAENIANjE. 145 

quary, and well skill'd in matters of proceeding and 

Jidy 9. Anno 1733 came out at London a little 
book in 12"., being the third edition of Campanalogia, 
or the Art of Ringing. 

One Annables is now putting out a new edition of 
the same book, which 'tis said will be the best book 
of its kind that ever yet was printed on that subjeet. 

The said Annables is one of the London ringers, 
that rung at Oxford at Whitsuntide in 1733. He 
rang the 9th bell, and is judged to understand ring- 
ing as well as, if not better than, any man in the 

July 12. Joseph Scaliger's Elenchus Trihceresn, tho' 
a small book, yet excellent, and can never be com- 
mended too much, as is observ'd bj^ Isaac Casaubon 
in his Exercitt. upon Baronius, p. 65. 

July 14. The prints of the 6th of this month tell 
us (and 'tis what I had heard by other hands), that 

' Hearne was passionately fond of bell-ringing, (although I 
do not find that he practised it himself,) and records niany of the 
exploits in that science in Oxfoid, which are oniitted as not of 
general interest now, although the custom of gownsmen exer- 
cisiug themselves in this aniusement was not uncommon in the 
last oentur}'. I had an uucle, then fellow, afterwards an incum- 
bent, of New college, who frequently indulged in a peal on the 
coUege bells. and Dr. Gauntlett the late warden had been no 
mean perfurmer in his younger days. 

Under Dec. 2, Hearne gives a very long acconnt of a peal 
rung at Ch. Ch. on the 5th of Nov. preceding. The peal, he 
says, was spoiled, and he insinuates that there was a sufficient 
cause for it, concluding with this remark, " Indeed there can 
" never be any true ringiug, but by persons that come to it 
" perfectly sober." 


14G RELIQUIyE [1734 

a few days beforc dicd at his seat at Ford-Abbcy in 
Devonshire, aged 91, Francis Gwyn, esq., descended 
from the ancicnt family of the Hcrbcrts, earls of 
Pcmbroke, one of this gcntleman's anccstors having 
changcd his name by act of Parliament. Ile was 
clcrk of tlic privy council in the rcign of Charles II., 
which post he enjoyed under his succcssor k. James. 
When the said king James was abdicated, he was 
appointed to act as sceretary to thosc noble lords, who 
took care of the publick peace, tillWilham, prince of 
Orange, was proclaimed, and had an unlimited power 
given him to sign all dispatchcs and orders in that 
critical time. He continued in the service of the 
crown from thence till the dcath of queen Anne, when, 
being secrctary at war, he was removed from that and 
all other employments. He married Amy, daughter 

and sole surviving heiress of Frideaux, esq., in 

whose right he bccame possessed of that ancient, 
noble, and spacious seat called Ford-Abbey, with a 
fair estate round it, which now deseends to his eldest 
son, Edward Prideaux Gvvyn, esq. 

I have seen at my room, as well as at Christ Chureh, 
some years ago, and eonversed at both plaees with 
the said Francis Gwyn, esq. Hc was a man of great 
honour, probity and honesty, of singular good nature 
and great affabihty. He was extraordinary well versed 
in the history and antiquities of this kingdom, as well 
as of other parts of Great Britain. He enjoyed a 
vigorous course of health, being a teraperate man, 
and using much exercise. He was my friend, as is 
also his son the forcsaid Edward Prideaux Gwyn, esq., 
who was, when he was of Oxford, one of my intiraate 
acquaintance, being one of those manyyoung gentle- 
men (noblemen and others) that used to walk so rauch 
with me, and to meet me so often at divers places, 

1734] HEARNIANuE. 147 

where we enjoyed abimdanee of innocent mirth, and 
discoursed of antiquities and other uscful matters. 
They have often said this was the raost happy part 
of their life. 

Juhj 17. The prints also tell us, that on Thursday 
the llth inst. the duke of Portland was marry'd to 
the only daughter and heiress of the earl of Oxford. 
He was born in 1712-13. She is in the liSth year of 
her age. 

Juhj 19. The duke of Portland, to whom lord Ox- 
ford's daughter is just married, is reported to be the 
handsomest man in England. The young lady his 
wife is also very handsome. The princess Amelia, 
daughter of the present k. George II., is said to have 
been wonderfully in love with him, and would fain 
have had him if she could. His father was Henry 
Bentinck, earl of Portland, and his grandfather Wil- 
liam Bentinek. earl of Portland, a Dutch man, who 
was first of all page to the late prinee of Orange, k. 
Wm. Illd, by whom he was preferred to great posts 
of honour, the said prince being strangely in love 
with him. 

Aug. 3. Theprints of Thursd. July 2o last tell us, 
that they wrote from Bristol, that one day the week 
before, a carpenter sitting down in a field near Bed- 
minster to rest himself, aviper rushed out of ahedge, 
and bit him by the hand : the venom mortify'd all 
down the side he was bit on, before any relief eould 
be applied by the surgeons, and he died after 4 days 
languishing, in a very miserable condition. His body 
wasobliged to beburnt without ceremony, the stench 

148 RELIQUIyE [1734 

was so offensive. It may be hcrc noted, that in such 
accidents as this, sallad oil applicd warm to tlie wound 
is an effcctual curc. There are Bristol mcn in Ox- 
ford who confirm the truth of thc preceding story. 

Ang. 5. Yesterday eaird upon me, and staid alittle 
Avhile, a young gcnt. who said his name was Fontane. 
I undcrstood b}' liim that he was a Dutchman. He 
wanted to tallv with me about MSS. of Theophrastus, 
he being about a new ed. I told him editions were 
very common. He said, the best were very scarce. 
He said, the best ed. was Dr. Pet. Needham's. I 
told him, I had scnt Necdham whatwe had at Bod- 
ley. He said, he had found some M.SS. notes of Is. 
Casaubon in Bodley. But 'tis well known tliat Casau- 
bon published Theophrastus, and printed from his own 
adversaria what he thought proper : Dutchmen are 
for multiplying editions to no purpose, with burthens 
of notcs to perplex and amuse the readcr. 

August 12. I must rcmember to write to Dr. Eaw- 
linson, to know who is made a rt. revd. in the room 
of Mr. Gandy deeeased ? 

Also to congratulate him for his benefactions (at 
least designed oncs) with respeet to his giving dupli- 
cate books to the univ. of Oxford, tho' I fear he met 
with opposition, not only in that point, but likewise 
in his endeavour to obtain some materials from the 
Oxford registers, in order to the better carrying on 
his book about the non-juring sufFerers, particularly 
those of the clergy. 

August 16. To write to Dr. Archer, to know of 
him, whether he hath in his registers or other books 

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met with John Merelynch, a monk of Glastonbury, 
who wrote an aecount iu Latiu of some of our Eng- 
lish and Irish affairs. 

[N.B. I wrote to him Tuesd. Aug. 27.] 

Aiigitst 17. The said account of some of our Eng- 
lish and Irish affairs is at the end oi Martinus Folonus, 
in hihUotheca Harleina. I am now copying it, to be 
printed by me with John Bever, which I have also 
from the same library. Merelynch is of aftairs the 9 
first years of pope John, 22 teinp. Edv. Ildi reyis 

Aurjust 19. Dr. Thomas Hjde is now very much 
wanted, upon account of his great skill in the Ori- 
ental languages, partieularly in the Persian. He de- 
sign'd to have published the works of Zoroastres in 
Persian and Latin, had he met with any encourage- 
ment ; but this he did not, but the quite contrary, 
for which 'tis great pity, since to have had them 
printed would have been of wonderfull service to the 
learned world. He had a prodigious genius for lan- 
guages, but was wonderfull slow of speech, and his 
delivery so very low, that 'twas impossible to hear 
what he said, insomuch that when he preached one 
Sunday morning at Christ Church, at my first coming 
to Oxford, after he had been in the pulpit an hour 
and half, or thereabouts, raost of y* congregation 
went out of y^ chureh, and the Vice-Chancellor sent 
to him to come do\\Ti, which with much ado he did, 
nobody being able to hear a word he said. He was 
a corpulent man, and when he walk'd, would hardly 
ever look on one side or the other, tho" touch'd by 
any one, in passing by him. Yet he would be merry 
and facetious in discoujse. 

loO niCLIQUI^E [1734 

Ai((jnst 20. Sunday (boing ihc ISUi) was tho an- 
niial meeting of tho Hig'h Borlaso, but boing the sab- 
bath, the niooting Avas not hold till ycstorday, at the 
King's hoad tavorn, as usual in Oxford, whcn the 
company was less than last ycar. Tlioy chosc for 
thcir lady patronoss miss Anno Copc, daughlcr of sir 
Jonathan Cope of Brucrn. 

Anijvst 26. SirThomas Sobright proposed this last 
High Borlace, tliat Mr. Mosoloy of Mcrton coUege 
might be admittcd a mombcr of the suid Borlacc, but 
hc was rojcctcd. 

Au>/ust 27. Dr. Wm. Bakcr. latc foUow of St. John's 
coU. Cambridge, was ehaplain forraerly to sir Philip 
Sydenham, (at my friend ^lr. Thomas Bakcr of that 
eollege's recominondalion.) and was prcforr'd by him 
to thc little rectory of Brimpton. Thoy liv'd togother 
some timc in pcrfcct fricndship ; what provocation 
was after givon I cannot surely say, but sir Philip 
drew upon him, and the Dr. closing with him dis- 
arm'd him, and broke his sword, which was never 
aftor forgiven. From that time my friend aforesaid 
lost sir Ph., and yot he did not please the doctor, 
which is eommonly the fate of neuters. The Dr.'9 
brother (witli wliom I thoughtthis quarrel had been, 
till I was very latoly better inform'd) was of Christ 
Church, who being left his exeeutor was lately at St. 
John's, to adjnst accounts with the college, which are 
very considerable, tho Dr. dying their bursar. The 
said Mr. Baker (who was of Christ Church) is named 
Thomas. I knew him. He was famed for singing. 

August 28. Wrote to day to Dr. Rawlinson, at 
London House, signifying, that as he designed many 

1734] HEARNIANjE. 151 

spccial books for the university, so I suppos'd he met 
with a grateful return, as I likewise hoped that he 
received full satisfaction vnih. respect to the inquiries 
he had to make, the better to enable him to carry on 
the worthy work, that was begun about the non- 
jurors, particularly the clergy, by Mr. Gandy, whose 
successor I desired the Dr. to send me. I also de- 
sired the Dr. to let me know whether Mr. \Vm. Oldis- 
worth (who was of Hart hall) be dead or no, as I am 
told he is. He hath liv'd in London of late. He hath 
written several things, and professing honest prin- 
ciples, the Dr. could not be ignorant of him. 

Aiigust 30. I was told yesterday, by a gentleman of 
Brazen nose college, that ilr. AjTisworth hath finished 
and printed his Dictionary, but that 'tis not 5-et pub- 

Mr. Aynsworth formerly kept a boarding school, 
and had a very flourishing school. His wife is dead, 
but he had no children. He is not in orders. He 
was born in Lancashire, in which county he is about 
making a settlement, being down there at present, for 
the poor for ever, having no relations but at a great 
distance. He hath been said to be a non-juror. I 
think he is rather a Calnnist. Enquire whether he 
were ever of any universitj' ? ^ He hath a very great 
coUection of coins. A maid servant robb'd him of 
many gold and silver ones. Dr. Middleton Massey is 
much acquainted with him. He is well spoken of in 
Westminster school. 

' Mr. Baker hath seen the Monumenta Kempiana, but knows 
nothing more of Mr. Aynsworth than thathe is the publisherof 
that book; so that I suppose Mr. Ayusworth was of no univer- 
Bity, at least of no Euglish one. Oct. 15, 1734. 

152 UELIQUI^ [1734 

Sept. 3. K. John dicd A«. 1210 at Ncwarlc. His 
physician was tlie abbot of Croxtun, who was (as John 
Beaver in his chronicle MS. ^je?ics comitem Oxon. tells 
us) in arte mediciiuv eriuUtas. The said abbot's namc 
was Thomas de Wodcstoke, who was elccted first abbot 
on Pentecost da}- ] 178. He died thc 2d. non. of Dcc. 
1229. Willis, vol. II. p.216. 

Sept. G. A congc-de-elire hath bcen ordered to be 
sent to the dean and chapter of Winchester, for elect- 
ing Dr. Benj. Hoadley, bp. of Sarum, to be hp. of 
Winch. : also to Sarum, for Dr. Shcrlock, bp. of 
Bangor, to be bp. of Sarum ; and to Gloucestcr, for 
Dr. Rundall, prebcndary of Durham, to be bp. of 
Gloucester. N.B. Rundall being violently objected 
against by Edm. Gibson, bp. of London &c., he was 
set aside, and Martin Benson made bp. of Gloue. in- 
stead of him. 

Hoadley kiss'd k. George's hand for the said see of 
Winchester on Friday Aug. 30 last. 

Sept. 10. Mr. West, in going through part of South 
Wales, at Uske met lately with the foUowing inscrip- 
tion in the churchyard : Here lies the body of Edward 
Lewis, who tvas condemned for a priest and a Jesiiit, 
and exectited the 27th of August 1679. Beati mortui 
qui in Domino moriuntur. 

Sept. 15. One Charles Da\as (a bookseller of Pater- 
noster Row) wrote to me, that he should shortly put 
to the press and reprint bp. 'Kichohons EngUsh, Scotch 
and Irish Historical Librarys, in one Tolume folio. 
He said an intimate friend of his assured him that I 
had corrected and made large additions to the whole ; 
if I cared to communicate them in order to be made 

1734] HEARXIANjE. 153 

publick, he said he should be glad to make me any 
reasonable acknowledgmcnt. He desired an answer 
per post. 

Accordingly I returned bim answer on the oth,. viz. 


You tell me an intimate friend of your's hath assured 
you that I have corrected and made large additions to 
bp. Xicholson's English, Scotch and Irish Librarys. You 
will excuse me from saying more, 'till you tell me the 
nauie of ycur intimate friend. I am, Sir, 

your most humble servant, 
Edmund Hal) Oxford, ^^^ Heak>-E. 

Sept. o, 1(34. 

Since which I hare heard no more from Davis. 
Nor is it likely that he will discover the name. For 
if any one told him so, he told him a great lye ; and 
if no one told him so, then Davis himself must have 
forged a great lye. 

As for the said Davis, he is the same that a few 
years since was prosecuted for reprinting a very vile 
book on purpose to get money. So that I should not 
care to do any thing for him. Indeed I do not care 
to have any thing more to do with any booksellers, I 
mean, to WTite any thing for them, or to let them 
have any thing of mine to print, whatevcr friendly 
service I may do for thera in other particidars. 

When Mr. Burton called upon me on Tuesday last, 
he spoke also of reprinting Xicholsoits 3 Hist. Libraries 
in one folio, and said Mr. Woodward, a London book- 
seller, designed it, but he said not one word of Davis. 
Nor did I take any notice of Davis to him.^ 

' Oct. 30. On the 28th of Sept. last Charles Davis wrote me 
an answer to miue of the oth of that month, as fullows: 

154 EELIQUIyE [1734 

Sept. 28. Ycstcrday being tlic obit of William of 
Wickham (foundcr of Now Collegc) and tho fcstival of 
St. Cosmas and Damianus, somc of tho Oxford ringcrs 
agrccd to ring at Ncw CoUcgc, proposing to ring G876 
cator changos upon thc 10 bclls thcrc. Thcj- designcd 
to have begun at eleven in the morning, but 'twas 
near twelve bcfore they began, for they had rang only 
two hundred ehanges when the cloek struck twelve. 
They had so many gross faults, that 'tis not worth 
while to particularizc thcm all, only thus much may 
be noted, that a bob was miss'd bcing called before 
they had got to two hundred, and that they strangely 
blundered a little after they had rang 600, and so 
again a little after they had rang 1100, and so after 

SiR, Sept. 28th 1734. 

Having been out of town I was prevented answering your 
letter sooner. The gentlenian's name is Mr. Biirton. I am, Sir, 
Your most hurable servaut, to command, 
To Mr. Tho. Hearne, at Cha. Davis. 

Edmund Hall, Oxon. These 
Post Paid. 

So Davis's letter. Upon which I thought fit to stay, till I 
had (as I expected) an opportunity of seeing Mr. Burton (viz. 
Edward Burton, esq.), who calling upon me last ^unday (Oct. 
27) told me, he was so farfrom being Mr. Davis's intimate friend, 
that he did not know hini. Upon which I wrote to-day the 
following letter to Mr. Davis. 

To Mr. Charles Davis, Bookseller, in Paternoster Kow, London. 

I received yours of Sept. 28th last, and on the 27th of this 
instant October I saw Mr. Burton, who, it seems, is so far from 
being your intimate friend, that he does not know you. Bethat 
as it will, I decline your proposal, and am, Sir, 

Your most humble servant, 

Oxford, Oct. 30th, Tho. Hearne. 


Nov. 18. Wrote to-day to Edw. Burton, esq. at ihe Lottery 
Office in White Hall, to know, whetber Mr. Wharton's Benediclus 
Abbas, said to beprepared for the press, be in Lambcth Library, 

1734] HEARNIAN^. 155 

1400, and 1900, and at length when they had rang 
2714 (which wants 41G2 of the whole) they were 
quite oiit, it boing then 3 quarters after one. Then 
they set the belis, and soon after began again, and 
rang 650, and made an end at very near half after 
two, so that the whole both times were 3364 changes 
in two hours and a half, whereas thej^ rang on the 
first of May last 3475 changes in two hours and nine- 
teen minutes. I was very apprehensive yesterday 
when they first began, that they would not perform 
their task, the eompass being too wide, and the person 
that rang the ninth bell making a bad step even at 
first. Tho' ''twas so wet, I heard them all the time, 
walking for that purpose up and down in the Parks on 
the east side of Wadham coUege. Had they finished 
the peal, and done it well, I should have taken care to 
transmitt in print (in one of my books that I print at 
the Theater) the names of tlie several ringers to pos- 
terity, 6S76 changes having never as yet at one time 
been rung at Oxford. But as the performance was 

orwhat is become of it. Also to tell him, that Mr. Davis now 
tells me, that he is intirely a stranger to him, [Mr. Biirton] and 
that his [Mr. Davis's] intiniate friend is Mr. Woodward. 

Mr. Davis'3 letter, in which he tells me this, is as follows: 
To Mr. Tho. Hearne at Edmund Hall in Oxou. These Post Paid. 
SiK, Nov. Ist, 1734. 

Testerday I received yours : as to Mr. Burton I am entirely a 
stranger to him, but my intimate friend is Mr. Woodward, a 
bookseller, who is concern'd in the undertaking; itwas he that 
told me Mr. Burton should say that you had got some corrections 
and additions to bp. Nicholson. When I received your first 
letter I shew'd it lo Mr. Woodward, upou which he gave me 
libertj' to make use of Mr. Burton's name: when I wrote, I 
should have been more particular; pleaseto rectify this mistake, 
and you"l much oblige, Sir, 

Your most humble servant to command, 

Cha. Davis. 

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bad, (considcring the charactor caeh ringcr bore for 
his slvill in the art of ringing,) as it will not be for 
thcir credit to have thoir namcs mcntionVl, so ncither 
will it be for the honour of WiUiam of Wickhara to 
discover who the persons were that porformVl so 
lanicly on the day he died, which day ought to be 
obscrvVl with all possible dccorum, and the ringing 
should be thcn as clean and truc as can be, for which 
reason I shall pass over (what might be further ob- 
serv'd) in silenee. 

Oct. 2. In the eastern countries at Constantinople, 
&c. they caird formerly the quire of a church Solea, 
because it was thc farthest part of thc church next 
the sun. This may appear frorn the old ceremonial 
of crowning kings preserv'd in Cantacuzenus, as well 
as in Codinus, though 'tis not so full in Codinus as in 
Cantaeuzenus. Mr. Selden hath given it in his l'itles 
of Honour, where he likewise gives us the form of 
crowning eleetcd kings made use of in the Western 
empire, and this latter he does from the Pontificale, 
which, tho' a printed book, is yet very scaree. This 
Pontficale is look'd upon as a book of great authority, 
even by Protestants as well as Romanists. 

Oct. 14. Benj. Hoadly Aulae Cath. Art. Bac. an. 
1695. Ben. Hoadly Aul. Cath. Art. Mr. an. 1699. 
[Reg"". Acad.] Mr. Baker in his letter from Cambr. 
Sept. 14, 1734, who said, he had not yet met with his 
degree of Doctor, if he had it there. Dr, Sherlock, 
now bp. of Salisbury, was likewise of that little house 
(Cath. Hall), and they look upon it as very much for 
the honour of that little house, that it has produced 
two of our principal prelates (Dr. Sherlock and Hoadly, 

1734] HEARNIAN^. 157 

at Salisbury and Winchester.) The last has iisually 
(and regularly) gone to an Oxford man, as Ely to 

Iloadly is a man of parts, but superficial learning, 
and of vile repubiican principks ; yet his schemes are 
struck in with by abundance of people, even by many 
of those that some years sinee abhorr'd them, and 
dcny'd upon all occasions Hoadly and his doctrines ; 
as indeed he was sometime ago the common topick or 
thime of discourse, and he was prcaeh'd and wrote 
against all over the nation, occasion"d chiefiy by a 
penny sermon of his, which, had they let it alone, 
would have died in a fortnight's time : to such little 
beginnings do some men owe their rise. 

Oct. 15. The late Dr. Henry Aldrich, dean of Christ 
Church,"had but a mean opinion, and used to speak 
slightingly, of Dr. Huniphrty Prideaux, dean of Nor- 
wich, as an unaccurate muddy headed man. Prideaux's 
chief skill was in Orientals, and yet even there he 
was far from being perfect in either, unless in Hebrew, 
which he was well versed in. In 1677 he was pre- 
paring for the press an edition of Dionysius HaHcar- 
nasseus, to be printed at the Theatre, but it came to 
nothing, 1 know not for what reason, unless beeause 
it was found that "twould be as uncorrect as his Mar- 
mora Oxoniensia, and that he would do little or nothing 
to it, besides heaping up notes ; and yet from a letter 
in his own hand I gather, that he intended to be short 
in them, and to make them eonsist only of referenees 
to other authors. where the several stories were also 
told. As for MSS., I perceive from that letter that 
he would not trouble himself about any, but rest 
wholly upon what had been done to his hands by 
former editors. 

158 nELIQUUE [1734 

Nov. 2. Dr. Kiclul. Xcwloii liatli just publishcd in 
folio in six shocts, A Ldter to the rev. Dr. Ilolines, 
Vice-Chdiwellor of tlte Universiti/ of O.rford, aiid Visitor 
of Hdri Ilall, icithin thesaid Universiti/, Bi/ li. Newton, 
D.D., l'rinci/nd of Hart Ilall. Loiidon: Printed in 
theyear M.DCC.XXXIV. The title tells not what 
'tis about. But 'tis about his projcct for getting a 
charter for llart hall to be a eollcgc, what he hath 
made a noise about many years, but hath not gain'd 
his point, Exeter eoUcge opposing him, for which he 
falls upon Dr. Conybeare. now dean of Christ Church, 
but formerly fellow of Exeter coUege. Dr. Newton 
is commonly said to he founder-mad. 

P. 1. As thc several collcges of the univcrsity have 
their respective visitors, so thc Vicc-Chancellor for 
the time being is tlie proper visifeor of halls.^ His 
settlemcnt only 00 libs. per an. Thc incorporatcd 
society to consist only of five persons, a principal and 
four fellows, who are always to have the eare of 32 
undergraduate students, and four servitours, and of 
no greater a number. 00 libs. pcr ann. to be equally 
divided betwccn the 4 fellows, with the beneiit equally 
of the pujiills, and offiees, and with eonvcnient apart- 
mcnts. The rent of the rest of the ehambers of the 
hall (with the additional revenue of a pubhc lecture) 
to be the endowment of the principal. 

It seems Exeter coUege have two h'tt]e messuages, 
said to have been left them by their foimder, Avithin 
the precinets of Hart hall, of 1 lib. 13^. 4d. per an., 
or, as Newton says, of one lib. only really a year, the 
other 13s. 4d. a year, whicli [p. 7] the successive 
principals of Hart hall anciently paid, as under- 
tenants, to Exeter conege for Black hall and Cat haU 

' [N.E. Sure he is uot visitor of Edm. Hall. T. H.] 

1734] EEARNIAN^. 159 

(two other messuages appertaining to Hart hall) for 
so long a time as the coUege held the same bj lease 
from thc univcrsity, being now, from and after the 
expiration of the said lease in the year 1G03, due 
and payable to the succeeding lessees of the uni- 

'Tis pity charities and benefactions should be dis- 
countenanccd and obstructed. But it somctimes so 
happens, when the persons that make them are sup- 
posed to be mente capti, and aim at things in the set- 
tlement that are ridiculous, which seems to be the 
case at Hart haU, as it is represented to me. How- 
ever, after all, 'tis better not to publish the failings 
of persons, especiaUy of clergymen, on such occasions, 
least mischief foUow, the enemy being alwaj' ready to 
take advantage. 

Nov. 9. The MSS. in Dr. RawUnson's last auetion 
of his brother Thomas's books went extraordinary 
cheap, and those that bought had great penny worth's. 
The Dr. purchas'd many liimself, at which here and 
there one were disgusted, tho' aU the company sup- 
ported the Dr. in it, that as a creditor he had a right 
equal to any other. M\- friend Mr. Tom Brome, that 
honest gentleman of Ewithington in Herefordshire,in 
a letter to the Dr., sa^-s that he cannot but wonder at 
the low rates of most of the MSS., and adds, " had I 
" been in place I should have been tempted to have 
" laid out a pretty deal of monej-, without thinking 
" myself at aU touehed with bibUomania." 

I have heard it said, that the superiors of the non- 
jurors countenance the non-jurors goingto the sermons 
at the pubUck churches, but not to the prayers. En- 

1(50 BELIQUIuE [1734 

quire. [N. 15. Dr. R tclls me thcy do not 

so, that he knows of.^J 

Yesterday the Bodleian speech was spoke by Dr. 
Pierce Manaton, a physician, student of Christ Church. 

Nov. 10. Dr. Raw]inson's estate in Warwiekshire 
little more than an 100 libs. a year clear of taxes, 
repairs &e., which, howcver. will now, it scems, bring, 
as 1 gather from a letter of the Dr.'s, 3300 libs. 

Dr. Rawlinson by the sale of his brother's books 
hath not rais'd near the money expected, For, it 
seems, they have ill answer'd, however good books ; 
the MSS. worse, and what the prints will do is as yet 

Dr. Rawlinson sent several books to the university, 
but in what manner they are disposed of, I know no 
farther than that they are placed somewhere. He 
gave the option to St. John's. 

Dr. Rawlinson, in pursuing the work about the 
non-juring sufFerers (more particularly the clergy), 
hath more helps from Cambridge than our parts. A 
Mr. Baker is to be met with but in few places. The 
Dr. without vanity may say, that he don't give trouble 
without endeavouring a recompense, and this is what 
Mr. Baker owns, nor has (as the Dr. assures me) Mr. 
Crjmes any reason to complain. I mention Mr. Crynes, 
because the Dr. apply'd to hira, as to a person that is 

' I atn assurpd, by my friend Dr. Bandinel, that there is un- 
doubted authority, which will admit of no question, that Dr. 
Rawllnson hiniself was not only one of those admitted to holy 
orders, but also a member of the non-juring episcopate, having 
been regularly consecrated in 1728. See also Perceval's ^/30/093/ 
for the Doctrine of ApostoUcal Succession, small 8vo. Lond. 1839, 
p. 225; Lathbury's Uist. of the Non jurors, Svo. Lond. 1845, 
p. 368. 

1734] HEABNIAN^. 161 

alwa^-s traversing the streets, and hath opportunities 
of consulting registers, as well as persons, and yet is 
upon the grumble when requests are made this way. 
The Dr. desired Mr. CrjTies to send him (what he 
might easilv do, and what indeed he ought to do) the 
Cantabrigian Ineorporatious, (whieh should have been 
taken into the Oxford Catalogue of Graduates,) but he 
seem'd to decHnc a trouble he had taken some former 

Nov. 11. WTien Dr. Rawlinson wrote last to me 
(which was on the 31st of August last^) he told me 
there was then no successor appointed to Mr. Gandy, 
■who died some time before. 

At the same time he told me the old duehess of 
Albemarle dyed a few days before, by which fell 700 
libs. per annum to Christopher ilawlinson's relations, 
whieh the Dr. doubts not belongs to himself, Christo- 
pher Rawlinson's will eonfirming such an opinion. 

Mr. William Oldsworth (who was formerly of Hart 
hall, Oxon, being contemporary there with Mr. John 
Leake) dyed above four months sinee. 

Nov. 12. On Sund. last (Nov. 10) Dr. Edw. Eut- 
ler, president of Magd. coll., receiv'd the saerament 
in St. Peter's in the East church, to qualify himself 
to be register to Benj. Hoadley, bp. of Winchester, 
which place he held also in the late bp.'s time. His 
■«dtnesses Mr. John Leake and the two church-war- 
dens, as I hear, and no one of the coUege. 

Nov. 20. Mr. Baker told me some time since of a 

' X.B. I answered his letter, Xov. 12, Tuesd. 1734. 

IG2 RELIQUI.E * [1734 

discovcry mado by Mr. ralnicr, of a book printed by 
Giiltcnburgli. I^lr. 15akcr batb sincc rccciv"d tbc balf 
shcot. sbowing it to be a mistakc, or rathcr a cbcut. 
Thcy bave long made a tradc of countcrfciting mcdals, 
and noAV are bcginning -with prints, at least with the 

Nov. 21. Mr. Jolin Wynno (now a Doctor of Div. 
and bp. of Bath and \\'c'll.s) was a great tutor in Jesus 
collego, \vhcn be abridg"d Locke's Emaj of Iluiaan 
Unckrstanding, and bcing a great Lockist, he read the 
same to bis pupils, and got many other tutors in the 
university to read it to tbcir pupils likcwise ; and I 
rcmenibijr one of tbose tutors was Mr. Millcs, vice- 
principal of Edmund halb who is now bp. of Watcr- 
ford, at wliicb time I was of Edmund hall ; but tho' 
I got tbe book, I nevcr went to lccture so much as 
onee in it to Mr. Millcs, but always decbned it. For 
indeed I ncithcr tbcn nor cver since have had any 
good opinion of Lockc, who, tho' a man of parts, was, 
howcvcr, a man of very bad principlcs. Mr. Locke 
indccd bath been cry'd up and magnify'd by a sct of 
men of republican principles, but orthodox and truly 
honest mon have detected his errors and fallaeies, and 
endeavoured what they could to obstruct his infec- 
tion, and yet notwithstanding that, I undcrstand his 
essav aforesaid is much rcad and studied at Cambridge 
and Dublin, and tbat young mcn tbat are candidates 
for dcgrees at Dublin are examin"d in it. 

Nov. 22. The said Mr. Wynne's Abridgmcnt, as 
soon as it came out, was scnt over to Dublin by Mr. 
Locke to Mr. Wm. IMolyneux, wbo was Mr. Locke's 
great admirer and corrcspondcnt. Mr. Locke bimself 
was miglitily glad of tlie Abridgment, which is dedi- 

1734] HEARNIANJE. 163 

catcd to hiTH, and of ■\yhich there are two editions, but 

Mr. Molyneux look'd upon it as a dry, sapless thing, 

tho' done in Mr. Locke's own words for the most part, 

and he wished it had been undone. 

The late earl of Pembroke was an admirer of 

Locke, and a great friend of Wynne's, and he did 

what service he could for both. 

Bp. Stillingfleet wrote against Locke's Essay of 

Humane Understanduuj. But Locke defended himself, 

and it hath been allow"d by all that Locke had by 

much the advantage of the bishop. 

Mr. Moljneux aforesaid was an ingenious man, and 

a good mathematicinn, but a downright republican. 

Locke as well as himself lov'd complements. They 
therefore complemented one another in a very fulsome 
extravagant manner. 

Mr. Molyneux's Dioptricks hath been mueh cry'd 
up. It is now very scarce. 

Mr. Molyneux was a pretender to poetry, and 
sometimes exercis'd himself that way. He was a 
great admirer of sir Richd. Bhckmore^ s Prince ArlJiur 
and King Arthttr, and they used to complement Black- 
more highly for his skill in poetry, as sir Richd. 
used likewise to complement them very much. But 
this is no wonder, since sir Richd. was a republican, 
and a man that was for making his waj% as well as 
he could, in the government. 'Tis true, sir Richd. 
was a poet, but he is not placed bj^ the best judges 
at the top head, notwithstanding Mohmeux sajs in 
his Letters in Locke's works, p. 568, that " all our 
English poets (except Milton) have been ballad 
makers, in comparison to him" [sir Richd.]. 

Nov. 23. Mr. John Toland was an Irishman born. 
He was a very ingenious man, but of most vile prin- 

164 RELiaUIuE [1734 

ciples, which hc took all opportunities of instilling 
into young gentlcmen and others. He did some 
mischicf in Oxford, but more elsewhere. After he 
had been beyond sea in Holland, and had continucd 
some time in England, he rcturned to Ircland, but 
was for his "wickcd books and principlcs quitc drove 
from thence, so as no one would entertain him, and 
then he came into Engiand again, wherc hc continued 
his old course of poisoning young men <fec. After 
some years hc died. He was a man of learning, but 
for the most part superficial. 

Dec. 18. On Saturd. morn. the 7th inst. died at 
London, Avhere he liv*d, the eelebrated Mr. James 
Eigg, the prize-fighter, from Thame in Oxfordshire, 
who was reekon'd to fight with the most judgraent of 
any of the profession.^ 

Dec. 22. Yesterday I was with Dr. Holmes our 
vice-chancellor, who is president of St. John's college. 
I went to thank him for the trouble he had given 
himself in sending to me sevcn small parcels from 
Dr. Rawlinson, containing books, some of whieh the 
Dr. gives me, the rest {viz. the MSS.) he lends me. 

The viee-chanc. took an occasion to mention, that 
the university would claim their right to that part of 
Leland's Itin. and Coll. that is in Bodley, and that 
they would print all that, but did not say who would 
be the editor, This, it seems, is in opposition to me. 
He was wonderfuUy civil, and said such an ed. would 
do my ed. no hurt, but rather enhance the priee, 
I told him there were abundanee of things in the 
univ. library, as well as in coUege libraries, never yet 

' SeeNoble's Continuation ofGrainger, vol. iii. p. 479, 

1734] HEARNIANyE. 165 

printed, whieh would be more credit to publish than 
what had been done already. He owned this, and 
said methods would be taken to have such things 

Dec. 25. Mr. Wood, col. 1160, vol. ii. of ed. iid. 
teUs us, Mr. Richard Pearson, younger brother of 
Dr. John Pearson, went out Doct. of the Civ. and 
Canon Law, upon the coming of the prinee of Tus- 
cany to Cambridge in 1669. Quaere, whether he 
was formerly mentioned as a Proceeder in Civil and 
Canon Law, or whether as being presented only to 
the Civil Law, what we only do now a-days at Ox- 
ford ? (the Canon Law is supposed to be ineluded in 
it, tho' I think 'twould be proper enough, if distinct 
degrees in Canon Law were still praetised.) I knew 
a gentleman of BaUiol coUege, a Master of Arts, 
who was resolute to proeeed first Bach. and after- 
wards Doetor of Canon Law, but he died before he 
did any thing that way, unless it be that he went to 
the- v. chanc. Dr. Gardiner about it, who told him 
they could not hinder it, if he were resolved upon it, 
but said, it would give them a great deal of trouble. 
The name of this gentleman was Mr. Charles Browne 
of BaU. coU. as a member of which coUege he took 
the degree of Master of Aits (being a grand-com- 
pounder) on Feb. xi. 1716. 

Dec. 27. When I talk'd tother day with Dr. 
Holmes our vice-chanc. I mention'd how much 
'twould be for the honour of our univ. and the ad- 
vancement of learning, to have a number of our 
learned men in the univ. set about publishing our 
MSS. It would be far more for the honour of a 
univ. to do so, than to pubHsh books already weU 

1G6 EELIQUIJL [1734-35 

publishcd, cspocinlly since wc have such a great 
varicty in all faculties, and such too as ought to be 
printcd, and every college and hall should join in 
the work. He approvVl of what I said, and said he 
would do what he could tliat it sliould be executcd. 
The like may be observ'd of Cambridge. 

Dec. 31. ]\Ir. Thomas Bcdford, one of the sons of 
mj fricnd the late Mr. Hilkiah Bedford, is now very 
inquisitive about the liturgies of St. Basil, St. Mark, 
S. Jamcs, S. Chrysostom, and othcr Greek liturgies, 
and hath wrote to mc about them, to get intclligence 
about MSS. thereof in Bodley, well knowing, ho 
saith, that there is nobody better acquainted with 
the MSS. there than m^-self. He wants the age of 
them, and othcr particulars, and a person to be re- 
commended to coUate such MSS. But having been 
debarr'd the library a grcat number of years, I am 
now a stranger therc, and cannot in the least assist 
him, tho' I once dcsign'd to have been very nice in 
examining all those liturgieal MSS., and to bave 
given notes of their age, and particularly of Leofric'8 
Latin Missal, which I had a design of printing, bcing 
countenanc'd thereto by Dr. Hickes, Mr. Dodwell 
&e. It is caird Leofrics Missal, because given by 
bp. Leofric to his church at Exeter. See Wanley'8 
catalogue in Dr. Hickes"s Thesaurus, p. 82, 83. 
Some part of this MS. is of later date than Leofric's 
time, and Mr. Bedford therefore desires to have my 
opinion of the antiquity of the canon of the mass, 
which is one part of it. I wish I could gratify Mr. 

1734-35. Jan. 12. 1 have heard,that the present bp. 
of Worcester, Dr. John Hough, often talks of the aflfair 

1734-35] HEARNIANJE. 107 

of Magd. coU. Oxon, at the time of the revolution, 
(raore properly rebellion,) particuhirly with rospect to 
k. James's mandamusfor a president. He (Hough) 
was then chaplain to the chanc. of Oxon., theduke of 
Ormond. He and others, even all excepting three, 
were resolv'd to oppose the mandamus, and they 
pitch'd upon Dr. Baptista Lednz, bp. of Man, for pre- 
sident, who accepted of their oftur, and said he would 
stand, and if elected would zealously maintain the 
statutes in opposition to the mandamus. But Hough 
saj's, a little after eame a letter from a very near re- 
lation (a brother) of Levinz's perswading him by all 
that was sacred to desist, which accordingly he did ; 
which being look'd upon as very dishonourable, they 
were put to their shifts, but at last resolv'd to elect 
Hough, who told them he would not only accept of it, 
tho' 80 ticklish a time, but would strenuously act 
against the mandamus. And it was then resolv'd to 
chose Mr., afterwards Dr., Edward Maj-nard with him, 
(for there must be two.) which being efFected accord- 
ingly, Hough was brought in president, to the great 
disappointment of all that were for the mandamus. 

Jan. 13. Just printed and publish'd, An Epistle 
from Mr. Pope to Dr. Arbuthnot. Lond, 1734, fol. a 

Mr. Pope takes notice in it, more than once, of Mr. 
Theobalds, but 'tis only by way of contempt, and 
seems obstinate in persisting in errors. Let him de- 
spise as much as he will, 'tis certain Theobalds shew'd 
himself much his superior in learning, and what he 
undertook to do with respect to Shakespeare. 

In p. 18 of this poera Mr, Pope hath this note, 

Let the two Curls of town and court abuse 
His father, mother, body, soul and muse. 

1G8 EELIQUIyE [1734-35 

Tn some of Curfs and othcr pamphlcts, Mr. Popc'3 
fathcr was said to be a mechanic, a hatter, a farmer, 
nay a bankrupt. But, what is stranger, a nobleman 
(if such a rcflection can be thought to eome froni a 
noblcman) has dropt an alhision to this pitiful un- 
truth, in his Ep\g.tle to u Doctor of Dmmti/. And the 
foUowing line, 

Hard as tby heart, and as tby birtb obscure, 

had fallen from a like courtly pen, in the Vcrses io 
the Imitator of IJorace. Mr. Pope's father was of a 
gentleman's family in Oxfortkhire, the head of which 
was the earl of Downe, whose sole heiress marricd the 
earl of Lindsey. His mother was the daughter of 
William Turner, esq. of Yorh : she had three bro- 
thers, one of whom was kilFd, another died in the 
service of king Charlcs, the eldest following his for- 
tunes, and becoming a general officer in Spaiji, left 
her what estate remain'd after the sequestrations and 
forfeitures of her family. Mr. Fope died in 1717, 
aged 75 ; she in 1733, aged 93, a very few weeks 
after this poem was finished. 

Fch. 8. " Holy David and his Old English Trans- . 
lators clear'd."i Lond. 1706, 8vo. The author Mr. 
Johnson, as I am told, (tho' his name be not to it,) 
that wrote the Vade Mecum. 

' See under March 6. Of this book there were two editions, 
one 1706, here mentioned as published anonymously, the second 
in the followingyear, 1707. 1 may here mention that there will 
be found iu the Bodleian a very curious copy of Johnson's Un- 
Ihody 5aer{^ce, both parts 8vo. London, 1714 and 1718, abound- 
ing in MS. notes by Daniel Waterland, to whom the book for- 
merly belonged, and whocalls it " Johnson's Romance." Another 
copy, of the tirst part only, is in tlie same collection, with some 
remarks bj' Mr. Lewis of Margate. Both were given by Dr. 
Kawlinson. Let me add, that there is also in the Bodleiau a 

1734-35] HEABNIANJE. 169 

The old English translation of the Psalter is cer- 
tainly prcferable to the new, and that was the reason 
of it's being retain'd by the convocation after the re- 
stauration. The said Psalter is part of that Bible 
which is called Henry VIIIth's Bible, in translating 
and publishing of which three men were chiefly con- 
cern'd, William Tindale, John Rogers, and Miles Co- 

This old English Psalter Ist published with the rest 
of the Bible ann. 1535, and dedieated to Henry VIII 
by Dr. Coverdale, and was called " Tindale and Cover- 
dale's Bible," because it was well known that the 
former had a share in the performanee, as well as the 

Ann. 1539 there was another edition of it, with 
considerable alterations, begun at Paris, and after- 
wards finished at London. Dr. Coverdale had the 
care and inspeetion of this edition committed to him : 
this is that which was called the Great Bible, and the 
Psalter now used in our liturgy is according to this 
edition, without any observable variations, except in 
the spelling. Mr. Rogers in the year 1537 put out an 
edition of this Bible, under the borrow'd name of 
Thomas Matthews, with an index and notes ; and 
another in 1551, which (saith Mr. Johnson in his 
Prgof.) I have seen. These several editions do so 
agree in the main, that one cannot justly call them 
distinct translations, and yet in many particulars they 
differ from one another. 

Feb. 19. Mr. Rawlins of Pophills, in his letter of 

very important copy of Robert of Gloucester's Chronicle by 
Heame, filled with notes by Waterland, that have never beea 
published, but are well wortby of the attention of any future 

170 RELIQUIJE [1734-35 

Dcc. 7th, 1734, says hc shall bo oWigcd to me, if I 
\\\\\ givo liini a succinct history of 8aml. Chapell alias 
Grater, w\\o formcrl}' liv'(l in Oxford. He holds a 
gratcr in his hand, according to thc rcprcsentation of 
him, but for what reason Mr. Rawlins says he knows 

I kncw this S. ChapcU very wcll. I have heard 
it said that he was once of Lincoln college in Oxford,^ 
and aftcrwards for some time at Cambridge, but took 
a degreo at neithcr place. I have likewise hcard that 
when he was young he hcld forth as a Presbyterian 
preacher, and that he receiv'd injuricsfrom one Hugh 
Hutchins Avhich made him craz'd, and so he continued 
craz'd ever after, but he was for the most part a very 
sensible man, and would talk admirably well upon 
any topic in logic or philosophy. He liv'd many 
years in Oxford after he beeame craz'd, and died 
above twenty years since in Magdalen parish, (as I 
remember,) and was buried there very decently by 
contributions. He was an innocent, harmless, honest, 
poor man, and much respected. He was very tem- 
perate, both in eating and drinking. He would not 
exceed (at least he would very rarely exceed) a far- 
thing bread and a farthing beer, and if any one offercd 
him above an half-penny in money, he would return 
the rest very gratefully, and declare against their 
giving him more than a farthing or an half-penny. 
He always grated his bread, carrying with him a 
grater for that purpose. Thence he was commonly 
known by the name of S. Grater. He was upwards 
of seventy when he died. He w^as a west country 
man ; if I mistake not, of Somersetshire. He used 

' There is a very rare portrait of tbis Chapell, a mezz. hy 
Faber, of which I never saw niore than one impression. 
' He entered as a servitor at Liucoln, July 19, 1659. 

1734-35 EEARNIAN^. 171 

to carrj^ his books about him upon his back in a 
sack, and would often sit down upon old timber that 
lay in the way, and would there read and write. I 
have often seen him sitting and reading so. He had 
abundance of books by him when he died, of his own 
handwriting, but most of the writing being short 
hand, (which he used himself to,) they could not be 
of much use, however as they were, they were greedily 
catch'd at by several, who admired his philosophical, 
innocent, unostentatious course of life. 

Feh. 25. Such as are inelined to gravel must use 
themselves to sueh white wine and oily medicines, 
which tho' the)* will not effect an absokite cure, will 
render the distemper less painfull. Syrrup of marsh 
mallow and parsley water, when the fit is upon you, 
with warra broth, will give you the greatest ease. 

Mr. West, in his letter of the ITth inst. from the 
Inner Temple, tells me he had a little before been 
fetch'd to Sacomb in Hartfordshire, by a messenger, 
to our honest friend John Murray. He is in a very 
declining way, occasion'd by a slow fever, acquired 
by overheating his blood in his last walk from Lon- 
don thither, which is look'd upon as 20 miles. 

Marcli 3. !Mr. John Hickes, executed in the west 
for taking jwrt in Monmouth's rebellion, was brother 
of the religious, learned and loyal Dr. George Hickes. 
See a book called " A new Martyrology : or, the 
Bloody Assizes," Lond. 1689, ed. 3, p. 57, 60. He 
was a nonconformist. He was executedOct. 6, 1685. 

Dr. Conyers Middleton, of Cambridge, hath just 
written and put out a twelve penny pamphlett in 

J72 RELIQUIjE [1734-35 

English, to prove Caxton the first printer in Englancl ; 
and makos thc IIkJJiiius or Hlcronymus de Fide, printcd 
in Oxford aiino 14G8, to be a cheat, as if there wcre 
no such book then printed there, or at least if there 
were such a book printcd there, he says, the date 
should be 1478. He runs down Atkins' book about 
printing, as he does also the register at Canterbury, 
making the record to be a forgery, because the regis- 
ter is now wanting. But his wholeperformance is 
poor and mcan, and tho' he cndeavours to rob Oxford 
of an honour that no one pretended to take from hcr, 
yct Middlcton, detrahere ausus hivrentem ccqnti, multa 
cum laude, coronam, hath plainly shew'd, that he envys 
us this glory, which no one need wonder at, that con- 
siders a mucli boldcr stroke of his lately, which made 
a great noise, and very descrvedly blastcd his reputa- 
tion, which was his book (for he is known to be the 
author, tho' his name be not to it) to prove that Moses 
was not an inspired writer. 'Tis certain, that Mid- 
dleton is an ingenious man, but he soars at all, and 
considerable, very uncommon, must be that genius 
that succeeds. 

March 4. Certain Queries, proposed hy Roman Ca- 
tholics, and answered by Dr. Walter Raleigh, dean of 
Wells, and chaplain in ordinary to the royal martyr 
King Charles I. With a Prefatory account of the 
Author. By Lawrence Howell, A. M. Lond. 1719, 
8vo. price \s. 

Mr. Howcll, (who was a worthy learned non-juror,) 
in pag. xiv of his preface, tells us, that to do justice 
to the world, he can assure that the MSS. of these 
Queries and the Answers were handed faithfully to 
him by agentleman then [1719] living, whohadthem 
from a gentlewoman on her death-bed, whose name 

1734-35] HEARNIANJE. 173 

by marriage was Farthing, ber husband being grand- 
son to Dr. Walter Raleigh. 

Mr. Wood, in the iid vol. of his Athense, gives an 
aeeount of this Dr. Walter Raleigh, who was a very 
worthy, learned and loyal divine, and was barbarously 
murdered for his fidelity to k. Ch. I. But he knew 
nothing of these Quenes, and therefore says nothing of 

March 6. Mr. John Johnson was a very learned 
and worthj' man. Hepresented Mr. Baker with two 
of his books, viz. The Unblooch/ Sacrifice &c., and The 
Ahridgment of Mr. Huntleifs Case, whieh two books 
engag'd him in a controversy with his superior, which 
cost him mueh trouble, and possibly his life. Mr. 
Baker knows of nothing he has published, besides 
what I mention'd to him, except an epitaph Lat.^ for 
his son, who was fellow of St. John's college Cambr., 

In Standish Church Lancashire. 

H. S. E. 
Janes Johnson S. T. B. 
Cantianus Coll. D. Joaiiis Cantab. 
Soc. cui senatus istius 
Acad : haiic ecclesiara 
Unaniini suffi-agio dederunt. 
Vix firmatum est ei hoc 
Beneficiuro, cum ex fracto 
Crure periit. V. Id. Jan. 


.^tatis xxxiii. 


alatemis lacrymis atque sororis 
Tam chari Capitis. Fata doleutibus 
Katurae arbitrio suus est Decor. 
At tu Gnate viris flebilis occidis, 
Virtutem, et sacra jura colentibus, 
Nulli flebilior, quam mihi Bis Patri. 

[Jo. Johnson pater, deflevit.] 

174 RELIQUIJEl [1734-35 

and was presonted by tho imiversity of Cambridg-e to 
the rcctory ol' Standiyh, Lancashire, a living of good 
value, which lio enjoy'd a vory short timc. 

The father J. J. was of Magd. collegc Cambr., where 
he took tlie degree of Bach. of Arts an. 1081. Re- 
mov'd to Corp. Chr. coUcge, where he proceedcd M. A. 
an. 1685. The precise time of his death Mr. Baker 
does not well remember. He marry'd Dr. Jenkin's 
sister, and tliat brought his son to St. Jolm's college, 
Dr. Jenkin being fellow, and then master of that col- 

The first time I took any partieular notiee of the 
foresaid Mr. John Johnson's writings, was at the lodg- 
ings of Dr. Arthur Charlett, late master of University 
college, who shew'd me Mr. Johnson's account of oc- 
casional prayers in MS. which I remember I took 
particuLar notice of, and that lcading me to a further 
scrutiny about liim, after I had perused some othor of 
his writings. I began to have a great opinion of him, 
which continually encreased, and I am the more con- 
firm'd in it from what Mr. Baker hath told me of him. 

3farch 9. I was told yesterday morn. that Dr. 
Jlartin Benson wrote a letter to his couzin Brown 
Willis, esq. signifying that the king [k. George II.] 
had offerod him the bishoprick of Glouccster, but that 
he refused it, and that thereupon it was offered to Dr. 
Mawson, who deelined it, upon whieh the king scnt 
for Dr. Benson, and ofFered it him again, telUng him, 
that he must accept it, which at length he did. I can 
hardly credit this.^ 

'Tis eertain however, that tho' the bp. of London 
(Gibson) obtaincd his aim in hindering Dr. Rundle 

' Tet it hath been confirm'd to me since. T. H, 

1734-35] HEARNIANjE. 175 

from being bp. of Gloucester, yet Rimdle is sinee pre- 
fer'd to a far better bpk. which is one in Ireland. 

March ]5. Dr. Rawlinson takes the author of the 
Charactcr of a primitive Bp. to be one Pitt, formcrly 
of St. John's college in Cambridge, and for many 
j-ears a non-juror, ordain'd by bp. Loyd some years 
after the revohition, but apostatised, true renegado 
like, abused his old friends, particularly Dr. Hickes, 
in his book. It was remarkable, that he was insti- 
tuted into a benefiee in Norwich diocese by secundus 
Patrick, tho' ordain'd after \&y deprivation by the 
jmiims bp. Lloyd, and no objection made to his orders, 
so sanguine in gaining a convert. 

March 16. At the beginning of the last part of 
Bibliotheca Bihlica, is an account of the author Mr. 
Sam. Parker. I hear Dr. Heywood laid the plan, but 
it seems it has passed several hands, none of which 
have noticed the time of his death. 

The booksellers and autliors have in the House of 
Commons a bill for securing their property, but their 
scandalous, loose, and extravagant way of running 
every thing out in print will bring them under some 
difhculties. I am told lord Ila, a man of learning, 
and one who has, and still reads, Avill be one of their 

This rcforming Parliament is entring upon a regu- 
lation of playhouscs and operas, but many think their 
reformation is too late thought of to take a due effect. 

Dr. Hanbury (who dicd on the 27th past, Thursd. 
and was buried near Mr. Nelson in new burying- 
ground of St. George's parish on Tuesd. the 4th cur- 
rent) has left an hundred pounds to the non-juring 

17G UELIQUI^E [i734-35 

clergy, at the disposal of Mr. Blackbourne and ilr. 
Creyk. This Hanbury was a Glostcrshire man, bred 
at Baliol coUegc, wcU acquainted with Mr. Brome, the 
Phillips's &c., and leaving O.xford. took his degree of 
M.D. at Utrecht in 170o, where he published a very 
few copies of his Thesis, called them in again as well as 
he could, and except his own and one Dr. Rawh'nson 
hath, Dr. Rawlinson believes another can't be found, 
at least in Engiand. It was De sterilitate mulierum. 

March 18. The late Mr. Saml. Parker, after the ru- 
diracnts of learning at school, was removed to the 
university af Oxford, and placed in Trinity College 
under the eye of Dr. Bathurst, the then president. 
Besides the printed pieces, the ^ISS. colleetions he has 
left are, 

1. A collection of observations on the New Testa- 

2. An Index to the most aneient Fathers, consist- 
ing of references to and passages extracted from them, 
upon the most important points in divinity, drawn out 
in an alphabetical form. 

3. An answer to Le Grand's Defenee of Cartesius : 
written in Latin. 

4. An Exercise upon Principles and Chiu"ch Com- 
munion ; being a specimen of a coUection of essays 
upon religious subjects, entitled, " Religious Exercises 
upon several subjects; with a prayer at the end of 
each meditation." 

5. A large collection of controversial letters. 

" His acquaintance as he grew up was usually pretty 
large, especially among learned foreigners, who were 
generally recommended to him. 

" His partieular friends were not only those among 
the non-jurors of the first note and distinction, Dr. 

1734-35] HEARNIANyE. 177 

Hickes, ^lr. Collier, Mr. Dodwel, Mr. Leslie, Mr. Nel- 
son, Dr. Grabe, &e., wath all whom he maintained an 
intimate eorrespondenee ; but several persons very 
considerable for birth and fortune. 

The motto over Mr. Parker's picture engraved by 

" He [Mr. Parker] had from the beginning em- 
braced the principles of the non-jurors, and as he con- 
stantly observed a striet uniformity in his principles 
and practiee, he thought himself obliged to refuse 
those advantages of preferment, which not only his 
parts and education seem'd to entitle him to, but 
which were aetuaUy ofFered to him. By this means, 
his own fortune being very small, the eares of a 
large family fell hea\y upon him. But however, as 
he has acknowledged, that he wrote under the dis- 
tresses of very narrow circumstances, so likewise has 
he frequently and thankfuUy remarked, that, as his old 
friendg dropt off, God had been pleased to raise him 
up several new ones far beyond his expectation." Mr. 
Parker lived and died a faithful son of the church of 
England in which he had been earefully educated.^ 

Marcli 19. Mrs. Parker (the widow of the foresaid 
Mr. Samuel Parker) is 53 years of age ; as her 
brother Mr. Richard Clements of Oxford, bookseUer, 
told me on Sunday last. 

Some years ago came out a folio account of the 
coUeges and other pubUck buildings of the university 
of Oxford. Mr. Parker was said to be the author, 
and I took him reaUy to be so, because he several 
times told me he was about such a thing, and this 
account came out some time after he had told me so, 

' Transcribed by Hearue, chiefly from the Bibliotheca Biblica. 

178 RELIQUI^ [1734-35 

and 'twas desigu'd to go along with the prints of the 
university habits. [N.B. Mr. Richd. Clements (bro- 
ther-in-law to Mr. Parkcr) assurod mc on Good 
Friday, April 4, 1734, that Mr. Parker was the 

March 21. Mr. Parker's Essay on the dnty of 
phydcians and patients was dedicated to Dr. Mead, 
without the Dr.'s leave, at which the Dr. was very 
angry. Mr. Parker wrote that essay purely to get a 
little money. 

Mr. Parker became acquainted with learnedforeign- 
ers purely upon account of his keeping a boarding 
house. There they used to dine and sup in common, 
Mr. Parker's wife being a clever, neat woman in 
such affairs. One foreigner used to reeommend 
another, and Mr. Parker (as I have often heard hira 
sa)') found great advantage by their dieting at his 

Dr. Grabe was an acquaintance, 'tis true, of Mr. 
Parker's, but he was no non-juror, contrary to what 
is insinuated in the account of Mr. Parker. Dr. 
Grabe was a subject of the king of Prussia's, and he 
had no occasion to be a non-juror, nor did he there- 
fore abstain from the publiek churehes in England, 
but frequented them, and prayed for the present 
possessors of the throne, tho' with respeet to the 
holy saerament, he always kept from it in the manner 
'tis administered at present, and would at such times 
reeeive in Dr. Hickes's way, which divers non-jurors 

'Tis said in that account that Mr. Parker eon- 
stantly observed a strict uniformity in his principles 
and practice. Which is false. He was warp'd for 
some years of the latter part of his life, and swerv'd 

1735] EEARNIANjE. 179 

from the true old non-juring principles, which as it 
gave oftence to the true non-jurors, so they could not 
but much blame Jlr. Parker for it, who, however, at 
the same time was caress'd by the complyers, and 
these eomplyers were the friends meant by what is 
said above, that he fbund in the room of old friends 
as they dropt oflf. This I have several times heard 
Mr. Parker mention, who at the same time would 
reflect upon Dr. Hickes, and several very considerable 
non-jurors, for their deserting him, whereas "twas 
so far from being true, that they did not desert or 
leave Mr. Parker, but, on the contrary, Mr. Parker, 
by his being warp'd, and by his striking in with the 
complyers, forsook his old friends, who thereupon 
became shy and jealous of him. 

March 24. At the end of the last number of the 
vth vol. of Mr. Parker's BlhHotheca Biblka is printed, 
" The sacred Chronology of the Pentateuch : wherein 
the historical facts are reduced to their proper years, 
both in the ^ra of the World, and that before the 
vulgar Christian Epocha. To which are added eritical 
observations eoneerning the grounds and diffieulties 
of that Chronology." 

The author whereof was not Mr. Parker himself, 
but Mr. John Mason (tho' his name be not to it) a 
French refuge clergjman, and author of several 

April 1. Mr. John Murray, who was very danger- 
ously ill lately at Sacombe in Hartfordshire, is since 
gone to London (as Mr. West in his letter of March 
17, 173i^) much recovered, so that 'twas hoped he 
got strength daily. 

April 11. John Bale was a very great enemy to 

ISO liELIQUT.^ [1735 

bells. as m.iy appear froin his Apocalypsc. And I 
bolievc hc did what he eould to havc all thc old bravc 
bclls destroyVl, and there were too many otliers of 
his mind. 

St. Antliony, in an old edition of Martial, is donc 
in wood, having a bcll in one of his hands. 

AprU 18. Johu Lyne, son of one Mr. Lync town 
clerk of Oxford, was of Balliol coUege, as a membcr 
of which lie took the degree of M.A. on Mar. 1, 1693. 
After whieli he became vicar of Brixworth in North- 
amptonsliire, and was a man of that singular good 
reputation. that no onc in all that county was said to 
be of greater honesty, probity and integrity. He was 
just and punctual in all his dealings, and managcd 
thc affairs of some persons of distinction on that 
account. to their excecding great satisfaction, parti- 
cularly the aflairs of a sister (a widow woman) of the 
prcscnt sir Justinian Isham. Hc was withall a good 
scliolar ; but 'twas his misfortune tliat he lately was 
seiz'd with nervous disorders, and great melaneholly, 
about six weeks aftcr which ealamity fell upon him, 
he drowned himself in a pond (a smull, but deep one) 
pretty near the said lady^s house, whose affairs he ma- 
naged. This was on ]\Iareh 27th last, being a Thurs- 
day. He has left a disconsolate widow, and five 
children, 3 of which are sons, tlie eldest of which is 
fellow of Emanuel eollege in Cambridge, a man of 
an excellent character for his virtue and learning, 
which hath lately made him a great tutor ; a second 
is scholar of King's eoUege in that univ., and look'd 
upon to be as good a scholar for his standing as any 
in the university. The 3d, who I think is the mid- 
dlemost, is drawer at tlie King's head tavern in Oxford. 
I cannot find that Mr. Lyne"s eircumstances were bad, 

1735] HEARNIANJE. 181 

or that he was pinch'd. For tho' his preferment was 
small, yet he managed so, as to be above the world. 

Aiml 20. Copies of all editions of the Etijmologicon 
magnnm are now ver)- scarce. There are a great manj 
curious and learned observations in this work, not to 
be met with elsewhere. A very good edition might be 
put out at Oxford, by the help of MSS. there, and I 
wish some qualify'd person or persons would under- 
take it. The Baroccian MSS. should, in such case, 
be all carefully looked over, and such glossaries that 
are either there, or among other Greek MSS., should 
be collated with the Etymolorjicon, and if anything of 
moment occurs in them not already in the Etijmolo- 
ghon, it should be taken in, yet so as to be distin- 
guished from the Etymolog. Indeed such additions 
might make a new alphabet. 

April 22. An. 1707 it was advertis'd, at the end 
of a Welsh almanack by John Jones, that there 
would be shortly printed in a large sheet a curious 
prospect of the north side of the famous church and 
steeple of Wrexham in Denbighshire in NorthWales; 
justly esteemed one of the wonders of Wales ; and 
would be sold in most market towns in North and 
South Wales. Drawn by Mr. Thomas Bradshaw, 
junior, of Wrexhara. 

April 23. Febr. 21, 1702, king WilL a hunting 
near Hampton Court, fell from his horse, and broke 
his coUar-bone. 

Apinl 27. Mr. Selden was a great admirer of Dr. 
Robert Lloyd, commonly called Robertus de Fluctibu^, 
the physician. In the dedication of the Ist edition 


EELIQULF. [1735 

of his TitJcs of Ilonour to ]\Ir. Edwarrl Iloyward 
(which cdition camc out at Loiidon in 4" in 1014) he 
obscrvos, tliat somc ycars bclbrc that timc it was 
finish'd, wanting only in somc parts his last hand ; 
which was prcvcnted by his dangcrous and tedious 
sicknesse ; bcing thence freed (as hc says Mr. Hey- 
ward kncw too, that was a continual, most friendly, 
and carefull witncsse) by thc bountcous humanitie 
and advisc of that learned physician Dr. Itobcrt Lloyd, 
{whom /11// vicmo7'te (says !Mr. Schlen) cilwaies honors,) 
he was at lcngth madc able to pcrfcct it. 

April 28. liidicule, so far as it «ffects Eelif/ion, 
considcrecl ancl censm''d. A Sermon i^reach^^d hefore 
the universiti/ of Oxford, at St. Mary's, on Sunday, 
Dec. 8, 1734. By John Tottie, M.A. fellow of 
Worcester College in Oxford. Fuhlish\l cd the rec/uest 
of Mr. Vice-chancellor (Dr. Wm. Ilolmes) and the 
Heads of Houses. Oxon. at the Th. Pr. Gd. 

The V.-chanceUor's Imp)'imaturhearadate,A2)ril2, 

The author inseribes it thus, 

To ihe Reverend Dr. Hohnes, Vice-chancellor nf the 
univcrsity of Orford, and to the rest of the Ileads of 
Houses, this discourse (preached and published with a 
view to contribute in some clegree to the security of the 
youth nncler their care in those principles thcy are so 
happily echiccded in,) 

Is, tvith all duty ancl suhnission, 

Inscribed by the Author. 

The text, 2 Pet. iii. 3. 
, Knoiving this first, that there shall conie in thc last 
days scoffers. 

1735] HEAENIAN^. 183 

'Tis a good sermon ; but the misfortune now-a- 
days is, that the sermons are more like essays than 
reallysermons, as havinglittle of Scripture or divinity 
in them, a thing Dr. Grabe used very much to lament 
and complain of. 

April 29. Coster's name was Laurence Johnson. 
Coster is oedituus, 1-140. 

An aneient book at Bennet coll. Cant. printed on 
one side. See Xaudeuss Story of printing in his 
story of Lewis Xlth. Draudius's Devices of Printers, 

First printing was religious pictures : then cards : 
then ballads, 1463. 

Peter Sheffer, inventor of single types, the father 
of John. 

May 12. Yesterday morning (Sunday) died of the 
smaU pox Mr. Sayman, M.A. and feUow of Oriel 
eoUege. He died in the coUege, about three weeks 
or a month after his return from the country, Wilt- 
shire I think, whither he had retired, they say, near a 
twelve month since on purpose to avoid the smaU pox, 
which hath been very rife in Oxford, and it was a 
distemper he was always very much afraid of. 

This is the gentleman, it seems, that occasioned 
Dr. Newton, principal of Hart haU. to write his 8°. 
book caU'd University Education. For Sajinan being 
of Hart haU had a prospect of coming in feUow of 
Oriel. But Newton would not give him a dicessit, 
upon which he went to that coUege Avithout a dicessit, 
and the provost of Oriel eoUege, Dr. Carter, paid the 
405. forfeited by statute on that account, there being 

184 BELIQUIJE [1735 

no highor statutablc mulct to a hcad of a houso for 
cntcring anj- one without a dicossit. Dr. Ncwton 
highly rcscnted this, and so wrote and printcd his 
book. and thorcbj' much cxposcd himsclf, no onc com- 
mending him (as I can lcarn) for his conduct. 

May 13. The eopy of Bever's Chronicle in the 
Cotton Library is burnt to a crust. It did not come 
down so low as the MS. I print from, as Mr. Edw. 
Burton tells me from London, 3 May 1735. 

May 22. Dr. Mocket translatod thc Liturg}- into 
Latin. 'Twas done before in q. Elizabeth's time. 
But that edition being worn out, and the book grown 
scarce, the Doctor gave it a review and caused it to 
be reprinted, togethcr with bp. Jeweirs Apologie, the 
Articles of the Church of England, the Doctrinal 
points dclivered in the book of Homilies, with some 
other pieees, which being so reviewed and publishcd, 
gave much eontentment to many sober minded men of 
the Romish party. Hcylin's Preface to the Reader. 

May 30. One Aaron, a Portuguese Jew, hath resided 
with a wife and children a great while, before which 
he had lived a good while and taught Hebrew at 
Dublin, having the character of being well skilFd, but 
with respect to principles he is but indiiferently quali- 
fy'd, and 'tis feared he does much mischieff. 

May 31. I hear the Oxford ringers rang this Whit- 
suntide above 30,000 changes excellently well at 

June 1. Mr. James West ealFd upon methis after- 




noon in his return out of Worcestershire to London. 
He told me Mr. Thomas Ward of \^'arwick has a fine 
coUection of books, which I can easily believe, espe- 
cially in our English histories and antiquities.^ 

' [This is the last entry made by Hearne in his Diary. He 
noted down, it is true, the mere dates of the three next days, 
but was too unwell to make any observations. ] 


No. I. 

^HESE Remains of the Oxford antiquary 
Thomas Hearne, are derived from one hun- 
dred and forty five small octavo manuscript 
volumes, one of which the writer was accus- 
tomed to carry constantly in his pocket, and 
in it to note down, at the momentj or immediately after, 
what he thought, what he read, what he saw himself, what 
he was told by others ; in short, every thing he deemed 
worthy of preservation, or that he fancied might here- 
after be useful : and these observations he accompanies 
with his own remarks, which are in many respects the 
more valuable, as being the result of his immediate ob- 
servation and opinion ; although doubtless in others they 
would often have been softened, if not entirely changed, 
had they undergone more of subsequent reflection, and 
-been chastened, as it were, by the more matured judg- 
ment and the after-experience of the author. However, 
such as they stand, the reader now has them, genuine 
and uualtered, except by the omission of some few words, 
here and there, which were objectionable on account of 
their grossness of expression, or their severity in per- 
sonal reflection. The volumes date from July 4, 1705, 


and extend to Jiine 4,' 1735. Ilearne conlinually quotes 
them in liis printed works as " Collectanea nostra," and 
regarded thcm with peculiar aflection ; he tells Browne 
Willis, that on no consideration would he sutfer any of 
these his note-books out of his own hands ; and on more 
than one occasion was apprehensive, lest the university 
authorities wouhl break open his rooms to obtain posses- 
sion of them. Had they done so, the consequences doubt- 
less must have been most serious ; for the reader will soon 
perceive that our author was very unguarded iu his ex- 
pressions towards the reigning family, and at no pains to 
conceal his predilections for that in exile, which he re- 
garded as having a legitimate chxim to the crown. 

Nor must we blame the Oxford antiquary for these 
principles. They were the principles of the universiry. 
All the predilections of Oxford were in favour of the 
Stuarts. The pedantry of king James the First was in 
accordance with the literary taste of his times ; and Ox- 
ford of course delighted in scholastic exercises, religious 
conferences, and quaint disputations. Charles was a 
peculiar favourite : Oxford had welcomed him in his 
prosperity, nobly supported him in his struggles, and 
adhered to him in the time of trouble and defeat. The 
kiug's love of literature, his fondness for the arts, hisge- 
nerous patronage of the university, his courteous afFa- 
bility towards her members, and, above all, his main- 
taining what he considered to be the right course, had 
endeared him to all the old members of Oxford, where 
he was both respected and beloved ; and these feelings 
bad descended from father to son even to the days of 
Hearne. The restoration was hailed with delight through 
the whole of England ; but no where more heartily than 
in Oxford. Her members had sufFered more than most 
during the rule of tyranny and fanaticism. They had 
been despoiled of their property, ejected from their 

' He died the lOth, 


livlngs, and subjected to every injury and insult at the 
hands of a rabble who thought theraselves reformers, 
but had no other aim than their own advancement, and 
the plunder of those who had any thing to lose. Can 
we wonder then at the popuhxrity with whioh Charles 
the Second ascended his fiither's throne; or be surprised 
that Hearne, and those who thought with him, still ad- 
hered, in the following reign, to therace of the Stuarts ? 
And they continued to do so, even after James had 
sought to intrude upon their liberty of conscience, and 
to bring back popery within the walls of old Oxford. 
Hearne lived and died a true protestant, but the Roman 
catholics were all Jacobites, and as he continually re- 
ceived much kindness from them as individuals, so he 
always treats the persons themselves and thelr religion 
with respect. He remembers only that James was the 
rlghtful heir to the throne, he impllcitly believes in the 
legitimacy of the Pretender, and he continues a true 
Jacobite to the List, In common with vast numbers of 
others in Oxford who eutertained simllar prlnclples. 
All thls will, I thluk, sufficlently appear in the fore- 
going pages. 

And here let me, by way of postscript, lament the evil 
that has befallen Oxford In these her latter days. Since 
the commencement of these volumes, I have lived to see 
the constitutlon of the unlversity, so wlsely devised by 
all the most learned and experlenced men of former 
tlmes, and, as it was Imaglned, so firmly establlshed by 
archbishop Laud, overthrown by a revolutionary fac- 
tion ; the board of Heads of Houses deposed from the 
government of the body by means of vulgar clamour and 
the most bare-faced misrepresentation, without a smgle 
fault orfact proved against them, except that they did 
not proceed to fancled reforms so fast as the impatlence 
of the would-be reformers requlred. I have seen a 
prlme minlster (himself ignorant of an universlty educa- 
tion) dlctated to by an individual of the house of com- 


mons, and iit liis bidding, for the sake of parlianientary 
support, granting a one-sided coniniission embracing the 
fiercest of the reformers themselves. I have seen, ahis ! 
Oxford deserted by the house of peers, her interests 
neglected by the bench of bishops, and not as nianfully 
supported as she should have been, nay, in some in- 
stances betrayed, by her own sons ; I have seen her 
members compelled to vlolate oaths, to disregard the in- 
junctions of founders, and set at nought the expressed 
intention of benefactors. I have seen old statutes swept 
away, and new ones enacted, with a wilful pertinacity 
and an ill-advised haste that forbad prudence and due 
consideration ; and, lastly, I have lived to see a system 
of plunder and confiscation practised upon several of 
the foundations, those supjiosed to be the most wealthy, 
under the sanction of a second commission, comprising, 
strange to say, men educated within the walls of Oxford, 
some of whom even profess the practice of the law, 
others the adminlstration of JUSTICE ! 

Let me put on record, that I had no part or parcel in 
these movements ; and, though feeble in resisting them, 
from the first I denounced them as unnecessary, injudi- 
cious, and prejudiclal — wltness the subjolned letter to 
Mr. Gladstone,' who had, wlth his accustomed politeness, 

St. Mart Hall, Oxfoed, 
> Dear Sir, March 20, 1854. 

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of the parliamentary papers 
relative to the proposed changes in the university of Oxford, 
and to thank you for this kiiid attention on your part. It would 
give me pleasure if I could coincide with your views on the sub- 
ject ; but I coufess I contemplate with dismay the wild and re- 
volutionary scheme proposed by Her Majesty's ministers, which 
I cannot but fear, if carried into etfect, will result in the total 
ruiu of the uuiversity. 

I am, dear sir, 

your faithful servant, 

Puil::;? Bliss. 
The Right Hon"* W. E. Gladstone. 


forwarded to me the many various copies of the Univer- 
sity Reform bill, as it was altered by its pronioters, 
from time to time, I might almost have said, from day 
to day, at the dictation of every academical quack, or 
self-seeking university reformer, before it was submitted 
to the house of commons ; a house peculiarly ill calcu- 
lated to legislate on a question relative to an ancient 
university, and from which almost every man of birth, and 
country gentleman, has been excluded, to make way for 
linnen drapers and dissenting minlsters, rail-road con- 
tractors and rail-road speculators, gamblers on the stock- 
exchange and the founders of fictitious banks ; nay, the 
time does not seem far distant, when this august assem- 
bly may be enlarged by the admission of a Jew stock- 
jobber, a quack vendor of rasor-strops, and an adver- 
tising tailor; and all of them, to a man, in name a 
liberal, by profession a reformer ! 

It was at one time meditated to reprint Hearne's 
Life, as given by the late ]\Ir. Huddesford ; but as this 
would have extended the book, already beyond its 
proper limits, and the " Lives of Leland, Hearne, and 
" Wood," 8vo. Oxford, 1772, are either in the hands of 
most of the collectors of Hearne*s works, or easily attain- 
able, that intention has been abandoned. It may how- 
ever not be out of place to say a few words touching our 

Thomas Hearne was the son of George Hearne, parish 
clerk of White Waltham, Berkshire ; he was born in 
July 1678, put to school* by the benevolence of Francis 

» Seft. 1, 1718. Yesterday moming called upon me Peter 
Alexander esq., brother to the rt. han^^^ the earl of Sterling. 
One captain Bartlett who lives at Bracknel near Windsor was 
vrith him. 

I went to school with the said Mr. AJexander, and I have not 
seen him before a great many years. 

He and I were in the same form together, he being imme- 


Cherry esq. of Sliottesbrook, and by lilm sent to Ednumd 
hall, where he matricuhited m 1695, then in his 17th 
year. Being of very studious habits, very moral in his 
conduct, humble and obliging in his disposition, he soon 
made friends in Oxford ; and although he was ofiered 
preferment in the colonies, so soon as he had been ad- 
mitted to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, (in 1699,) he 
declined to quit the university. Becoming a constant 
frequenter of the Bodleian, he soon made himself ac- 
quainted with the treasures of that noble library, and 
his diligence and knowledge being remarked by the 
principal librarian, Mr. Hudson, he was appointed, in 
1701, assistant keeper, much to his own satisflxction, and 
greatly to the benefit of the library. It may well be 
imagined, that this period was the happiest of his life, 
and continued so for several years. In 1712 he was 
promoted to be second keeper of the Bodleian, which 
place he continued to hold till the latter end of 1715, 
when, as he says (vol. 37, 191), "he was debarr'd the 
" library upon account of the oaths, and new keys were 
" made, and the lock of the library door altered, tho' he 
" hath got the old keys by him, having not made any 
" resignation, or consented to the putting any one into 

diately next below me. I was the lowest boy in the schoole 
when I went fivst, Mr. Alexander being in hisgrammar when I 
began my accidence ; but in a little time (for I was not at the 
grammar school above 3 or 4 j-ears in all) 1 got to be the head 
boy of the schoole. 

Mr. Alexander could not but observe j-esterday how I could 
very rarely be drawn to play, spending my time at my book 
while other boys were at play. 

Nov. 12, 1729. Peter Alexander esq., one of the clerks of his 
majesty's signet office in Scotland is dead. From Fog's Journal, 
Nov. 8. N.B. I went to school with this gentleman at Bray. 
He would have been earl of Stirling had he survived the present 
earl. This Peter was the j-oungest of four brothers, that I knew, 
was very good natured, and died a siugle man, having never 
been married. 


" hls plaoe." Hearne then retired to Edmund hall, and 
as he had early conimenced to be a publisher, his various 
works being highly esteemed and earnestly sought after 
by the curious, he now continued his literary labours, 
printing from time to time such manuscripts as his own 
collectlon, or the librarles of his friends, supplled hlm 

The life of a retlred literary man like Hearne cannot 
be supposed to supply much of Incident or of Interest. 
His political principles received support from one party, 
and provoked a violent opposition from the other. Con- 
ceivlng himself deeply Injured, and a contlnual object of 
persecution, he speaks with bitter asperlty of some of 
the rullng powers of the universlty, who on their parts 
vlewed him as a dangerous character, hostile alike to the" 
throne and the theii dominant party, and a fomentor of 
dissatlsfaction throughout the place. But in reality 
Hearne was a quiet, peaceable man In his own natural 
character : he bore hls numerous disappointments with 
reslgnation, and the many hai-d spceches and constant 
rebufFs received from those In authority with forbear- 
ance, contenting himself with recordlng their failings, 
and condemnlng thelr compliance with the times, In his 
Diary, where he equally lauds, in glowing terms, the 
vlrtues and learnlng and divers good and amiable quall- 
ties of every honest raan of his acquaintance ; meaning, 
of course, every Jacobite and non-juror, 

In the niidst of all his difiiculties, his love of Oxford 
was predominant. Cousiderlng hlm as a sort of politlcal 

' See his own catalogue of them carefully drawn up, and which 
will be found very interesting, at pp. -37-! 16 of Huddesford's 
Life. It niay be here mentioned, which I do not remeniber to 
have seen elsewhere reeorded, that Hearne, shortly before his 
death, actually received subscriptions for the edition of the 
Chronicle of John Bever, amounting to 30/. 9s., which, after his 
decease, his executors repaid to the different subscribers. The 
price was to liave been two guineas the large, and one guinea 
and a half the sraall paper. 

III. o 


victiin, Lid friencls thought, that if removed from the 
university, he would be at peace and happy, and accord- 
ingly sevcral prospects were hehl out to hini. It was 
proposed to him, tobecome librarian tothelloyal Society; 
that he should receive a considerablc pension as the 
])ublisher of Petyt's papers in the library of the Inner 
Tempie ; that he should be appointed librarian to lord 
Oxford, and so have the superintendance of the cele- 
bratedHarleian library ; wliilst his friendBrowne Willis, 
had he taken orders, would have given him the living of 
Bletchley, and Mr. Thomas Rawlinson held out prospects 
of preferment in some other quarter, and of some other 
kind, the exact nature of which does not appear,' Nor 

' To Mr. Thomas Rawlinson. 
Your question is, tchetlter I am fix^d to Oxoii. immovcable? 
To which I must beg leave to decline giving ai; auswer 'till I 
am satisfved 

1 . Whether any place, wnrthy my acceptance, be really designed 
for me ? 

2. What place it is, and upon what terms and conditions it is 
to be received ? 

.3. How I shall expoxe either my self or my friends by not an- 
swering your question ? ■ , 

* * * * I am, sir, • 

your most oWiged 

hunible servt. 
Tho. Hearne. 

To Mr. Richard Raiclinson. 
Dear SlR, 
* * I am glad your brother is returned safe from Holland * * 
my hunible service to him, and thanks for all his favours, par- 
ticularly his last. I cannot learn either from his or your letter 
what the place in view is. I do not know how to give any 
answer till I uiiderstand wliat it is, what are the duties of it, 
what the salary, and what previous conditions are required ; tho' 
ufter all I must acquaint 3'ou that I am so much ingaged in 
business here (which cannot be done elscwhere) that I cannot, 
at present, quit this place, I haviiig made a publick promise to 


were his friends in Oxford less solicitous to serve him. 
He was importuned to offer himself for several ofEces of 
reputation and emolument, and with a certainty of suc- 
cess ; but Hearne was nncompromising as to his prin- 
ciples, and believing that the acceptance of any post or 
office must involve the necessity of taking the oaths, 
steadfastly refused to stand. He lived therefore and 
died in Oxford without any preferment, having, by his 
industry and economy, amassed a eonsiderable sum ; no 
less than upwards of a thousand pounds were found in 
his robm after his decease, which occurred, after a short 

finish what I have begnn, and it will be some 3'ears before that 
can be accomplished. So that this being the state of my attairs, 
I must be forced, for a while, to acquiesce, aud to be content 
with a little in this place, (for raore I do not exspect,) rather 
than settle in any other place with a much greater income, where 
I cannot perform what I have undertalcen for the publickj at 
least not with the same advantage as here. 
I am, sir, 

your obliged humble servant, 

Tho. Hearne. 
(MS. Collect., xlviij.) 

To Mr. Ricli. Rau-Unson. 


I thank you for your information. But you still keep me iu 
the dark as to the business and duty of the place y' was designed 
for me. Nor do you express either the salary or conditions. I 
mention conditions; because, I suppose, there are certain cere- 
monies to be performed before one can be said to be possessed of 
the place. I am obliged to all my friends for their favours on 
this account, and in a particular manner to your brother, to whom 
I desire you would present my service and thanks. * * * 

Tho. Hearne. 
(ixiij. 20.) 

Dec. 21, 1713. Dr. Halley is made secretary to the Eoyal 
Society, in room of Dr. Sloan, who hath resigned. An otfer at 
this time was made to me of being librarian to the society, and 
keeper of their museum, which however I declined, my circum- 
stauces not permitting rae to leave Oxford. (Ixiij. 49.) 


illness, Junc 10, 1735,' at tbe nogreatage of fifty-seven. 
He was buried in the church-yard of St. Peter's in the 
East, where his tomb is still to be seen. It has been 
more than once restored, the last time about 1820, by a 
subscription set on foot by Mr. Joseph Skelton, the 
engraver. Hearne's will, proved in the court of the 
university, is to be found in the Appcndix to Mr. Hud- 
desford's Life. His MSS., including his diaries, which 
had been left to Mr. Bedford, were sold by that gentle- 
man to Dr. Rawlinson for £1 00 : and by him betjueathed 
to the Bodleian library, with an injunetion that the diaries 
should not be open to the pviblic till seven years after 
his decease. This happened in 1755.* 


I am indebted to one of the best judges of every thing 
connected with art, aud the niost liberal coUector of all 

' In tlie Bodleian is a copy, by himself, of the last letter 
Hearne ever wrote. Acknowledging the receipt of a sum of 
monej' from Mr. William Bedford, he concludes, 

" Dear Sir, 
" You will pardon my not writing soouer, which hath been 
occasiou'd by the indisposition of, Sir, 

A-our niost obliged humble servant, 
" Edm. Hall, Oxford, Tho- Heakne." 

June22, 1735." 

The discrepancy in the date can only be accounted for by 
Hearne's forgetfulness, occasioned by the severity of his illness 
at the last. 

^ Hearne"s printed books were purchased by Tho. Osborne, 
whoin Feb. 1735 6 sent out " Acatalogue of the valuablelibrary 
" of that great antiquarian Mr. Tho. Hearne of Oxford, and of 
'' another gentleman of note, consisting of a great variety of un- 
" cominon books, and scarce ever to be met withal." 8vo. pp. 
196, with a sniall head of Hearne, and the well-known epigram 
of Time aiid our antiquary's memory. A copy will be found 
among Mr. Crynes' books in the Bodleian. 


relating to Oxford and Its antlquities, for this notice of 
Heariie's portraits, by far the most perfect, and the only 
really accurate, list yet given to the public. 

Full length, sitting in his study, or chamber ia Edmund-hall, 
readinga book which he holdsin hisrighthand, leaninghis head 
on his left hand, and resting his left elbowon a table, with books 
and inkstand, a drawer, and carved legs, oval top, with oiie leaf 
let down. He is in the cap andgowu of a servitor, a largeglove 
lying in his lap. On the left hand, within the bottom line, are the 
words : "Drawn Engraven aiid Sold by M. Burghers, in St. Peters 
" theEast atOxford.'" On a slipof paper attached to Mr. Bindley's 
impression is thefollowing MS. note : "Designed for Mr. Thomas 
" Hearne when he was a servitorat Edmund Hall." Mr. Bindley 
has subjoined : " N.B. The above is of the hand writing e>f Mr. 
" West, to whom this priiit beIong'd originally — ver}' rare." Mr. 
Bindley however is mistaken, the handwriting being evidently 
that of lord Oxford, as appears upon comparing it with original 
letters to Hearne, both from West and lord Oxford, preserved 
in the Bodleian library. The engraving is equal to Faithorne, 
and the attitude and expression of the head extremely beautiful. 
Height 6 inches 3 eighths, width 4 inches 4 eigbths. 
! Half length, in a gown and band, his right hand holding an 
open book, his left resting on his hip, the face three quarters 
looking to the left. Below, "Thomas Hearne, M.A. of Edmund 

"Hall, Oxon. 'Pillemans d. G. Vertue S. 1723." 

Vertue engraved two platesdated 1723, both after Tillemans. 
Of the one which has " Rob. of Gloucester" on the open book, 
there are impressions before the inscription " Pet Langt " on the 
backofthe third volume from his right shoulder. Theother 

3 plate, which is likewise dated 1723, has a different and milder 
countenance, especially in the expression of the ej-e-brow. There 
are no words on the open book, nor is Pet. Langt. on the back of 
the volume, as above. It is also an eighth narrower than the 
other plate, being 4 inches six eighths wide, instead of 4 inches 
seven eighths. This plate generallv occurs with the date altered 
to 1729, the words " Dyed X June MDCCXXXV." added, and 
'' suum cuique " on the open book. 

4 Vertue engraved a smaller plate, 4 inches one eighth ■wide, 
without the name of Tillemans, but after the same design asthe 
others, with no date after the words "G. Vertue Scul." It is 

' In the Bodleian is an impression, given, I believe, by Bur- 
ghers, wanting this address, and inscribed only M. JBurghers 


peiierally prefixed to copies of the " Vindication of tlie Oatli of 
AUegiance," 8vo. printed in 1731. It niay readily be distin- 
guished from Vertiie's prior i)l;:tes, by the buttons to the waist- 
coat beiiig 8, (wheroas there are only 6 in the 4to. phUes,) and 
the words '' Oath of Alleg." on the open book. In tlie later im- 
pressions, as used for the Lives of Leland, Ilearne and Wood iii 
1772, these words are erased, leaving the open page blank; and 
the words " Obiit 10 Junii, 1735, .(Etat. 57 " are added under 
Hearne's name. 

5 The same likeness, about an inch high, is introduced in the 
left lower corner of the frontispiece to " Ectypa varia " 
1737, engraved bj' Vertiie, butwithout his name. 

6 The same design, a mezzotinto, inscribed "Thomas Hearne 
" M.A. of Edmund Hall, Oxon " with " Oath of Alleg." on the 
open book; 5 inches 4 eighths high, 4 inches 3 eigliths wide. 

7 The same design, 2 inches 5 eighths high by 2 inches 1 
eighth wide ; " Parr scul." and " Oath of Alleg." on the open 
book. In letterpress around it are the words : " Heamlus behold ! 
" in Closet close y-pent, Of sober Face, with learned Dust bespren t : 
"Tofutiire Ages will his Duliiess last, Who liath preserv'd the 
" Dulness of the past." This is a vignette, on the title-page of the 
" Impartial Memorials of the Life and Writings of Thomas 
Hearne M.A., bj' several hands." London, printed in the vear 

8 The same design, inscribed "Tho'. Hearne M.A. E. Cook 
" Sculp'." 5 in. 2 eighths high, 3 in. 7 eighths wide. 

There are other modern copies after Tillemans and Vertue, 
done for magazines &c., of inferior execution. 

9 Half length, 3 quarters, lookiug to the right, in an oval, under 
which are two lines : 

^^ Pox on^t, quoth Time fo Thomas Hearne, 
Wliatever Iforget You learn. 
■ This is upon the title-page to the catalogue of his library " to 
" be sold verj' cheap, the lowest price mark'd in each book, at T. 
" Osborne's shop in Gray's-Inn, on Monday the ]6th day of Fe- 
" bruarj', 1735-6," 8vo. 

10 Fullleiigth, in a gown, pointingwith his righthand toaruined 
tower, below which is a scroU inscribed " Ectypa varia," intro- 
duced with other figures in the lower compartment of the Oxford 
Almanack for 1747, the upper part of which contains a view of 
the court of St. Edmund hall from the south. Vertue engraved 
two plates for the Almanack of this j^ear, apparently the same, 
but easily distinguished by one having " New Years d.," and the 
other " Xew Years day," in the calendar.' 

' In<the university aceounts for 1746-7 are the followingiteras, 


It may save fruitless inquiiy to mention, that two foreign 
portraits have been sold as those of Hearne, probablyfrom their 
corresponding with verbal descriptions of Vertue's print : •' half 
length, own hair," and "holding abook." One is the portrait 
of "Petrus Van Staveren Amstel. Eccles. Leyd. Pastor," engraved 
by Joh. van Munnikuysen, after Will. van Mieris, an impression 
of which had the lower margin and inscription cut off; the other 
is an etching of an old man, half length, in a cloak and-band, a 
cocked hat under his right arm,holdingabook with both hands, 
the face in profile, looking to the right. There is a cartouche 
below without any inscription. The aquiline nose, long chin, and 
age apparently beyond 60, render it quite impossible to have 
been a portrait of Heame. 7 inches 3 eighths high, 5 inches 2 
eigbths wide. 

No. II. See vol. i. p. 56. 

" The Gnnuine Bemains of that learned Prelate Dr. 
" Thomas Barlow, late Lord Bishop ofLincoln, containing 
" divers Discourses ^-c. Published from his Lordship's 
" original Papers . London, printedfor John Dunton at the 
^^ Paven in the Poultery, 1693." 

Such is tlie title of the book referred to by Hearne. 
It contains nearly one hundred original treatises, many 
in the form of letters, by bishop Barlow, and was pub- 
lished by sir Peter Pett, knt.,' the lineal descendant of 
the great shipbuilder to the royal navy. It •was grown 
so scarce that Dunton, in 1705, declares it impossible to 
procure a copy in London ; and he would have reprinted 
it, but for the expense, and his own poverty. Bishop 
Barlow's printed books, and a few of his MSS., almost 
every volume containing some valuable MS. remark in 
his ownhand, will be found in the Bodleian, and Queen's 
college library. The original building at the latter 
was indeed erected for the purpose of receiviug them, in 

Vertue 2 Alm. plates for 1747 . ... 55 7 6 

Cole engraving Calendars 12 

Green [for the design] 8 8 

' Of whom see Wood'3 Athense, vol. iv. p. 576, 


To the Reverend Mr. John Goodwin, minister of Gods 
ivord in Coleman-street. 


I always find in tlie prosecution of yoiir arpfuments that per- 
spicuity and acutcnejis, wliich I often seek and seUloni find in 
the writings of others. You assert the universal redemption of 
all mankind, without cxccptinn, liy Jesus ("hrist. Possibly tliere 
wants not clear rays of truth in your discourse, but I want eyes 
to see them. Tlierefore I lay the blame on my self, well know- 
ing that you are not bound to lind me arguments, and find me 
understanding too. 

But without more prefatory words; referring to ch. 18, §. 6, 
and p. 464 of your treatise calFd Bedvmption Redeem^d, where 
your argiiinent is ttns, 

//" C/irist died noffor all men, then all men are not hound tobe- 
tieve on him. 

But all men are hovnd to helieve on him. 

Tlierefore he died fnr ull. 

I shall acqurtintyou tiiat it is this argument of yours I shall 
pitch on, and tlie rather because it hath been cry'd up by mcn of 
your judgment as the gvcat Goliath of Gath, -which no David 
could conquer, a kind i'f argnmentum Achilkum. And so Ar- 
minius calls it himself 

Manyof our divines do mistake in untyingthe Gordian knot: 
and tho' several of theni deny the major, yet I deny the minor, 
and affirm that all men are not houndtohelieve on Jesus Christ. 

And here I shall first give ray reasous why I deny it. Se- 
condly, answer yours. 

By all men, it is to be supposed that you mean all men in 
general, and indeed you say so in terminis. You say that Christ 
hath obtained this favour of God for all men without exception, 
that they should receive sufHcient means to enable them to 
repent and believe. 

Your conchision to prove is that Christ died for all, and there- 
fore vour medium which you ])rove it by must be as large. For 
the principles of logic and natural reasun telj us, that there must 
be a just iir(>portion and adequation between the niedium hy 
which we prove, and the conchision to be proved. Else the 
argument must of necessity be weak and inconsequent. 

Xow I say that all men have not a legal tie aiid obligation on 
them to believe on Christ. And here, first it will easily be 
granted that no huinan obligatioti oan tie men to this. 

For the internal acts of belief and dependence on Jesus Christ 
for salvatiou, as they are not w itbiu the compass of human cog- 


nizance, so no man was ever invested -n-ith such a power and 
dominium, ('.vhich is the foundation of all laws) over all mankind, 
as to be able to lay an obligatiou ou all men universally, which 
in this case is required. 

Secondiy, Neitheris there any divine lawwhich binds all men. 
to believe iu Jesus Christ, natural or positive. 

First,not natural. The vo^ioq aypafoc, or (in St. PauVs phrase) 
vofioQ Tij Kapcicf tyypatpoc, those Koivai ivvoiai in Aristotle's 
language, or those Trpwra rtig (pvasioQ and 7rpoX//4'£ic (pvffiKul 
(in the dialect of the Stoicks) those dictates of natural reason, 
cannot possibly biiid a man to the belief of that which the light 
of nature caiinot discover. But the light of nature never could, 
nor can discover that there was or ever would be such a man and 
mediator as Jesus Christ, seeing the being of such a nian and 
mediator did not depend on any principles of nature, but solely 
and whoily ou the hherum Dei decretum et beneplacitwn, which was 
not possible to be kuown by any created understanding what- 
soever, further than he was graoiously pleas'd to reveal and dis- 
cover it. 

For by natural reason we may know first, that God is merci- 
ful, aud raay if he please pardon ; but that actually he will, is 
beyond the power of any natural understaiiding to conclude. 
For it will no more follow, he is merciful, and therefore he will 
pardon, than it doth, he is just, therefore he will punish. 

But secondly, admit that we might by the light of nature 
know that he will paiduii penitent siiiners, yet whether he 
would do it ex potestate absoluta et jure dominii, or propter meri- 
tum Christi, (seeiiig he might do either if he pleas'd,) this was 
above the tinite capacity of any man or angel lo know further 
than God reyeard it to them. 

'Tis true indeed that on supposition that God had reveaPd to 
all the world that Christ should or had died for them, and that 
it was his will that all should rely on him for salvation, then 
the law of nature would oblige all ineu (to whom the revelation 
was raade) to believe accordingly, because natureitself binds us, 
omni verbo divino credere, when it is discovered to us : but thea 
the obligation is not originally and immediately from the law of 
nature, hut mediante reielutione Divina; of which in the next 

Secondly, Therefore, as no natural law binds all men to be- 
lieve in Jesus Christ, so no positive law doth : and therefore all 
men are not bound to believe on him. 

That this may appear, I say, that to bring a positive obliga- 
tion on all mankind, two things are necessarily required : 

First, Latio legis. 
Secondly, Publicatio, 

202 APPENDIX 11. 

First, 'Tis necessary such a law should be made. For every 
legal obligation pre-supposeth a law made, which niay obligeall 
those to aiid for whoni it is niade. And to the making of such 
a law, there are two things required : 

rirst,/)o;t's/«s, that the lawgiver be /jer.s-ona /j«^//c« autlwrilate 
pradita, and have a just power and authority to command, see 
Franc. Siiarez De. Legihus, /. l, c. 8. 

Secondlj-, voiunta!) oltligandi, that he be willing to give such a 
commaiid as may induce a legal obligation to obedience : Suarez 
ibidein, c. 5. Occhavi in 3. Qiuest. 22. A Ca.sfrn, lib. 2. De lege 
pcBnali, cap. 1. For if either of these be wanting, it is impos- 
sible to make a law to bind any, much less all. 

Secondly, Nor is latio legis sullicient to induce an obligation ; 
but there must be a .sufficient promulgation of it too. L. Leges 
Hacratissims. C. De Leg. Snarez ubi siipra, l. I, c. II, § 3, p. 3.5. 

For suppose a monarch who hath a supreme nomothetical 
power to make a law, and when it is made and written, should 
lay it up in archivis impeiii, so that it be not known nor pub- 
lish'd to his subjects, it is raanifest that such a law neither is 
nor can be obliging till he takescarefor the publishing of it: so 
that a legal and sufficient publication must of necessity precede 
the obligation of anj' law. Cnin lex per moduin regulce constitua- 
tur (saith Aquinas, I. 2, quast. 90, art. 4, in Corp. Vasquez 
ibidem^ eain ut ohligandi viin haheat promulgari et ad eorum qui 
legi subjiciuntur notitiaiii deduci oportet. 

Thus much in thesi I conceive evident : aiid now in hypo- 
thesi that I may apply it to our preseut purpose. Adinit that 
there were such a law made in the gospel as did intend to oblige 
all mankind to believe in Jesus Christ for salvation, yet I deny 
that de facto \t Aoi\\ oblige all men to that belief, for want of 
sufficient promulgatiou and publication ; since 'tis clear that 
many niillions of men never heard of it. 

During the legal economy and dispensations of the Old Tes- 
tament, God did discover somewhat of Christ to the Jews, yet 
not so to the Geutiles, which were infinitely the major part of 
the world. And of the Gentiles none knew of it but such as were 
proselytes, and brought to an union with the Jews, who were 
few in comparison of the rest who sat in darkness and in the 
shadow of death. Hence it is that wheii the gospel waspublished 
among the Gentiles, and theapostles preached every where that 
meu should believe on Christ for salvation, {Act. xvii. 18) they 
cailed ourSaviom- ^h^o7' caipoviov, a strange deity or da:mon, not 
heard of before. The times of ignorance God winke.d at ; that is, 
the men of those times, as Grotius ou the place. See Deut. xxii. 
1, 2, 3, 4. You caunot say that God did promulgate such a 
law to the Gentiles before Christ, as obliged them to believe ou 

APFENDIX 11. 203 

Christ for salvation. B3' the later discoveries of the world, it is 
apparent that many nations never heard of Christ. And some 
say there are whole iiations that worship no God. 

Episcopius the Arminian was of this opinion bf mine, and 
quotes that place, How shall they believe on him that theyhavenot 
heard of? And how shall they hear without a prcacher, xwpie 
K)]ov aaovTOQ without & promuhmtor or puhlisher : for so in Suidas 
the word is taken, and pradicare is to j,uhlish iu the civil law. 

A third reason why I deny this assertion is because infants 
are not bound to believe in Jesus Christ; and they are a consi- 
derable part of the world. And therefore all men are not bound 
to believe on Christ. The great and good lawgiver binds none 
to impossibilities. And if you can make it appearupon just and 
carrying grounds that infants, naturals to whom God hath not 
given the use of reason, and those many millions iu all ages who 
never heard the gospel, are bound to believe in Christ for salva- 
tion, then I shall grant your minor, and admit your argument to 
be good, namely, that Christ died for all without exception, be- 
cause all without esception are bound to believe in him. 

I shall now weigh your reasons which make you think your 
notion to be as clear as the noon-day. 

The first objectioa of yours is, Aow God's commanding all men 
to repent, as it is iu the Acts. 

But Quid hoc ad Iphicli boves ? It doth not follow, because to 
repent, therefore to believe. For the light of nature commands 
all men who have sinned, to repent of that sin, and would have 
(lone so if Jesus Christ had never been revealed to the world. 
If Sempronius hath sinned, he is bound by the law of nature to 
repent. For the lawof nature obligeth men to love God with all 
their hearts, and therefore to repent and turn to him, and be 
sorrj' for their sins. And 30 the law of nature bound Adam to 
repent because he had sinned, and that before the new covenant 
was made. Adam had a command to repent from the law of 
nature, but not to believe. 

Your other objection is, He that believes not shall be damned. 

I answer, inlidelity is twofold. First, privative, when we do 
not believe the things which we are bound to believe. Andthis 
is a vice and moral obliquity opposed to the virtue of faith. 

That principle in the schools is a clear truth, Omne malum 
mnrale est carentia boni dehiti inesse pro eo tempore pro quo est 

Secondly, infidelity is negative : and this is taken to be Ca- 
rentia fidei in iis qui non ienentur credere. 

Those reprobates to whom Christ was never revealed shall not 
be tried by the law of the gospel, nor the positive law given to 


the Jews, iior any p;irt of it, moral, ceremoiiial, and judicial, as 
far as it was |)ositive. For in tliis seiise tiie Gentiles are said 
t<> liuve 110 taii; Kom ii. 14, and therefore iiot to be jud^^ed b_v it, 
Roin. ii. 12. But they shall be tried by the law of nature. For 
so St. Auf;ustine hath long since slated the question (-4i/(/. iii 
Johanuem), Eos (speakinif of theGentiles) ad qiios evangtlii pra:- 
dicatio non pervenerit, e.vciisari a peccuto injidelitatis, duinnuri 
propler alia peccatu, quorum excusationem non liabent, utpote in 
legein natura commissa. 

Tiuis, sir, have I in the way of a libera theohgia communicated 
my thoughls to you. If you can convince me that I have 
therein ened, \ve sliall botii of us be gainers by your so doing: 
you will gaiii the victory, aiid I the truth. Aud this is all at 
present from, 

Your very humble seryant.' 

Sept. 1651. 

March 8, 1725-6. Dr. Thoinas Barlowe, bp. of Lin- 
coln, tho' a good divine, yet was a very poor preacher, 
as I a few days since heard old Mrs. Beisley, a widow 
woruan of St. Peter's in the East, Oxon., now seventy- 
three years old, say, she remenibring him very well. K. 
Charles II. niade him bp. by the endeavours of sir Jo- 
seph Williaiiison, &c., which sir Joseph was an ungrate- 
full man, and neglected those that were equally as good 
schohtrs, and men of nmch better judginent, and far 
more honesty. For as for Barlowe, he was a Calvinisti- 
cal, trimming divine, and tho' a man of great reading, 
yet of but little judgment. 

]\Ir. AVest of Balliol had a Letter against Transub- 
stantiation of Dr. BarIow's in MS. 

No. III> See vol. i. p. 59. 

The copie of a leter vvryten hy a inaster of arte of 
Cambrige., to his friend in London ; concerning some 
talke past of late hetvveen tvvo vvorshipfnl and gruue men, 
about the present state, and some procedinges of the Erle 

^ For Goodwiu's answer see his Pagan's Debt aud Dowry. 
Lond. 1651. 


of Leycester and his friendes in Ei^land. Concet/ved, 
spoken and publyshed, vvyth most earnest protestation of al 
duetyfid good vvyl and affection, tovvardes her most excel- 
lent Ma. and the Realm, for vvhose good onely it is vicule 
common to many. 

Job. Cap. 20, Vers. 27. 
Reuelabunt coeli iniquitatem eius, terra consurget aduer- 
sus eum. 

The heauens shal reneile the vviched mans iniquitie, 
and the earth shal stand vp to beare vvitnes agaynst hym. 

The running title throughout the book is, " A Letter 
" of State of a Scholar of Cambrige." 

I give the entire title of this most curious volume, 
one of the scarcest of the period in which it appeared. 
It is In 8vo. containlng the title al. The eplstle direc- 
torie to M. C. in Gratiovs Street in London a 2. The 
Preface of the conference a 3. The entravnce to the 
matter a 4. The whole work, Including the title, ex- 
tending from p. 1 to p. 199. Then three concluding 
pages, not numbered, containing " pla et vtllis medltatio, 
desumpta ex libro Jobi. cap. 20. A godlle and pro- 
fitable meditation taken out of the 20 Chapter of the 
Booke of Job." 

That this volume was prlnted abroad there can be no 
doubt, nor is there any reason to question Wood"s state- 
ment, that on its first Importation, coming in a green 
cover, it obtalned the name of Father Parson's green 
coat. Certain it is, t^t bishop Barlow, who obtained his 
copy of the second edltlon long before Woodwrote, namely 
in 1642, the year following Its publicatlon, wrltes 
in the blank leaf, " Thls booke was made by Father 
" Parsons, the Jesulte ; and att firste was caird Green- 
" coat alias Leycester's Comon-wealth. Vlde Dr. James 
" hls life of Father Parsons, p. 59." I call this of 1641 the 
second edition because, after a somewhat extended search, 
I have never been satisfactorlly convlnced that there 


was any intervening copy. I have, it is true, seen several 
manuscripts ; but they all seem to be exact transcripts 
from the oriuinal printed book of 1584. The curious 
reader may refer to Wood's Athenie Oxon. vol. III. col. 
74, ed. 4t(). for a curious supplement to this account of 
lord Leicester, of wliich I have since ascertained that 
the MS. is in Christ Church library, and that I orifrin- 
.illy committed an error in ascribing the story to Mr. 
Ilaynes. The name ouixht to be Poynes, probably one 
oftheancient family of Poyntz. The editlon of 1641 
appeared both in quarto and octavo.^ To both are 
appended copies of Leicestcrs GJiost, a metrical history 
of his life, written much after the manner of the Mirror 
for Magistrates. The author has not hitherto been 
discovered ; he thus asserts his impartiality : 

I am not partiall, but give him his due, 
And to his soule I wish eternall health ; 
Ne do I thinke all written tales are true, 
That are inserted in his Common-wealth. 
What others wrot before, I doe survive, 
But am not like to them ince#st with hate, 
And as I plainely write, so doe I strive 
To write the truth, not wronging his estate. 
Of whom it may bee said and censur'd well, 
Hee both iu vice and vertue did excell. 

Nov. 14, 1733. Mr. Baker observes, that what I said 
to him of Leicester's Commonw|#th being a very com- 
mon MS. is very true. He hath seen several copies, 
and hath one of his own, which he saith should have 
been at my service, if I had not had it already. He is 

' To the 8vo. there should be a head of lord Leicesterby Will. 
Marshall. And to the early copies of the 4to. a head is gene- 
rally prefixed, sometimes by Marshall, in others by Passe, or 
Elstracke, and I have one " sould by lohn Hinde." 


fully satisfy'd Parsons was the autlior ; no one, saith lie, 
could write such a spitefuU book besides himself. What 
Mr. Wood says, that he is not cited for it by Ribade- 
neira, is next to nothing : when the Jesuits write libels, 
they conceal the authors. 

]\Ir. CoUins told me the MS. he gave me had a pre- 
face once in it, not in any copy he had ever seen, but 
that lending the MS. to some one that died, it came 
back again to him without the preface.* Ask ilr. Baker 
whether his MS. hath any such preface ? 

Parsons seems, from some of his books, to have been, 
in many respects, a very good man. Such things are in 
them as are not agreeable to the rancour shew'd in 
Leicester's Commonwealth. I say rancorous, because 
tho' many things may be too true therein, yet there is 
venom appearing in divers places. 

Dec. 10, 17-33. JMr. Baker hath lately seen Dr. Gray 
and Dr. A.'s long letter to Dr. M., which is most taken 
up with shewing that time when father Parsons's book 
caird Leicester's Commonwealth was wrote, not till to- 
wards the year 1584, and that he has done efFectually, 
for it appears sufficiently from internal characters ; and 
that it was wrote and printed that year, 1.584, appears 
best from the original edition printed 1584 according 
to ]Mr. EawIinson's catalogue. 

Jan. 4, 1733-4. I have entertained in divers respects 

' Mr. Col!ins'8 copy is now among Dr. Rawlinson's MSS. in 
the Bodleian. There is eertainly one leaf cut out, but the MS. 
contains the preface usually found before the Commonwealth. I 
may here remark, that all the MSS. 1 have yet seeii (and they 
are many) seem to be transcripts from the first edition, 1584, 
and not, in a single case, original. There can be no question, 
tliat when the book originally came over, it created a great sen- 
sation, and was eagerly sought after. Probabl}' very few found 
their way into England, and the rarity of the printed copies oc- 
casioned the vast number of MS. transcripts which are still 
fouud in all our collections of any magnitude. 


a good opinion of father Parsons, with respect to some of 
his books, which I jiulg'd to be good and pious in raany 
particulars, tlio' liis book Of the Succession, and some 
others, (the Tlwee Conversionx ought to be excepted, 
which indeed I value,) are of very mischievous conse- 
quence, and by no means to be approved of. Mr. Baker 
cannot (he tells me in his letter of Nov. '23d, 1733) 
come into my opinion, that Parsons " was in many re- 
spects a very good man ;" (I spoke it chiefly with respect 
to his Christian Directory and his pious writings.) He 
takes him to have been a cunning knave. He allows 
indeed that he wrote one very good book, but then he 
observes, that that is said to have been stole, in part, 
from Grenada. He notes that most of the rest are wrote 
to serve bad ends, and are not consistent with one 
another, and one or more of 'em knavishly father'd upon 
the seculars. Dr. Tho. James hath said much of and 
against him, to which may be join'd what is said farther 
of him by Mr. H. Foulis, lib. x. cap. l, &c., and more in 
the introduction to the Jesuits Memorial, published from 
k. James's own copy in 1690, and yet more by the secu- 
lar priests, all which may make one have but a bad 
opinion of him according to Mr. Baker, which in the 
main is ajust observation enough. 

April 6, 1735. On Febr. 24, 17-f|-, Charles Eyston, 
of East Hendred in Berks, esq., wrote me a letter from 
thence, in which he was pleased to write a note about 
father Parsons, occasioned by what I had wrote to him 
about Dr. Gregory Martin and the said father Parsons : 

" If you please to look in the Ath. Oxon. I. col. 170, you will 
find Mr. Wood of opinion that Dr. Gregory Martine wrote the 
book you meution in your letter; that the true title, as well as 
the running title over every leafe, is ; A Treatise of Sc/ilsme. 
That it was printed at Doway a.d. 1578. And that it is quite 
a different book from the ZNVwe Beaso7is etc. said by Possevinus 
and Wood to be written by father Parsons. And now Parsons 
falls so pat in my way, I must tell you I had last week here a 
gentleman, of as much reading, and of as much judgment, as 


most of my acquaintance : with whom I had at least halfe aa 
hour's discourse about Parsons, upon the occasion of what you 
told me Dr. James reports of him ; and wee both concluded, that 
had he been guilty of robbing the library of Baliol coUege, (aa 
James reports he was,) it would certainly have been taken no- 
tice of by his contemporary Cambden." 

]Mr. Ejston added in tlie same letter, 

'•' You and I have formerly talkt of Leice3ter's Common- 
wealth: perhapps you ean informe me who was the real author 
of it. Mr. Wood, I. 309, tells us, tho' " 'tis commonly reported 
that Parsons writt it, yet he tells you, that Parsons himseif dis- 
o\raes it, in his preface to his Warneword to sir f rancis Has- 
tinges'3 yVastword, which I find to bee true, by the Warne- 
word itselfe ; which I have by me. If you have a copy of 
the Warneword, edit. 1602, you will find it fol. 2nd, on the 2nd 
side of the leafe. The gentleman abovementioned, who is the 
honourable Rowland Belasyse, esq.j (and is brotherand uncle to 
the late and present viscount Fauconberg, ) is your subscriber to 
Neubrigensis in the better paper. The gentleman who gave me 
his subscription money takes Serjeant Plowden to have been the 
author of it, viz. Leycester"s Common Wealth." 

No. IV. See vol. i. p. 143. 

]\Ir. Cherry's manuscripts, which are only forty-two 
in number, came to the Bodleian library in 1729, and 
according to the Catalogue of Benefactions were actually 
bequeathed to the university by the wUl of the possessor 
himself, his daughter sending, at the same time with the 
books, her fathers portrait ; still hanging in the Bodleian 
gallery. The MSS. however, I believe were given at 
the suggestion of Samuel Parker,' eldest son of the 
bishop by Mr. Cherry's widow, and at her decease for- 
warded by her daughter, who had an insuperable anti- 
pathy to Hearne. It was in this collection, Xo. 7, that 
Hearne's Vindication of the Oath of AUegiarice was dis- 
covered ; and in order to disgrace and make him ob 

' He priuted, besides many other works, see antepp. 61, 176, a 
now scarce volume of letters on several subjects entitled Sylva, 
8vo. Lond. 1701. 


noxious in the eyes of hisown party, published by John 
Uilston, a chaphiin of All Souls, who wrote thc preface, 
l)r. Shippen and Georji;e (nick-named Julfij) Ward 
being parties to the publication. I well remember 
Thorpc the bookseller, having a copy that had formerly 
belonged to Mr. Baker of St. Jolnrs, Cambridge, the 
" socius ejectus " and Hearne's friend, who had enriched 
it with several pages in his own hand, relativc to the work 
and its author. If the present owner of tlie volume (one 
oontaining sevcral tracts) sees this note, lie will estimate 
his purchase. Dr. Rawlinson's copy, collated with the 
original MS. by hiraself and Mr. Ball in 1736, and " some 
errours corrected, notwithstanding the pretended accu- 
racy of the Rev. Mr. Bilston, the editor," is in the Bod- 
loian. The reader, in the meanwhile, sliall have the 
followinsc illustrations from riearne's Diaries :* 

' Whilst on the subject of Mr. Chern''.s MSS., let ine state 
that among them (No. 3) is contained a very valuahle document 
alluded to hy Burnet, who had, itseems, seen the original under 
the king's own hand, but probably wanting some leaves, where- 
as Cherry's is perfect, and therefore much niore vohiminous. 
This was an account of the sees which kiiig Henrj' YIII. de- 
signed, with the abbies out of whicli they were to be erected. 
Burnet, book 3, (1539 J p. 263, wonders' that Chester should 
h.ive been omitted. It is in Mr. Cherry's MSS., not as a bishop- 
rick, it is true, but for a provost, four prebendaries, a reader of 
divinitj', a schoolmaster to teach granimar and logick in the 
Greek and Latin, an usher, 24 boys, 4 petite-canons to sing in the 
quire, 4 hiynien to sing and serve also in the quire, 6 choristers, 
a master of the cliildren, a gospeller, a pistoller, asum of xx li. 
" to be distributed yerely in almes amonge pore housholders," 
another sum of lii //. to 12 pore men " decaj-ed by warres or in 
the kinges service," xiii li. vi s. viij d. " to be emploj-ed in mend- 
ing yerely highe wayes," a steward, an auditor, a porter " to 
kepe the gates," a butler, a master cook, an uuder cook, " one 
••ator to bye their dietts," and two sextons. The total receipts 
from Chester were 1003. 5. 3., the portions to be paid to the 
provost, officers, and other expen&es, 471. 6. 8. To remain for 
his majesty's use 531. 0. 0. The whole MS. well deserves to be 
printed.. No. 36 is queen Elizabeth's own MS. of "The Glasse 
of the synnefuU soule" dated 1544, dedicated to queeii 
Catharine, and bound in a cover of her (Elizabeth's) own work- 


Bec. 26. To the Rev. Mr. Ilenry Frinsliam, vicar of 
White-Waltham, near MaidenheaJ, in Berks. 

Rev. Sir, 

A gentleman told me yesterday, that he had heard 
accidentally, that a parcel of j\ISS. which had belonged 
to a friend of mine, together with his picture, was either 
given, or about to be given, to the Bodleian library, 
(from which I have been debarred many years,) and 
that a MS. of mine is among them. I desired to know 
who this friend was, upon which he told me, his name 
was one Cherry, a person he had never heard of before. 
I was much surprised at this, and soon resolved to write 
to you about it. As no one hath a greater regard for 
the posthumous fame and reputation of my best friend 
Mr. Cherry, so I shall be very sorry, if any thing should 
be done contrary to what he intended ; particularly I 
shali be much concerned, if any MS. of mine should be 
so disposed of, as any way to be to my disadvantage. If 
you can, pray be so kind and just to me, as to let me 
know the truth of this affair, and what that MS. is of 
mine. In doing which you will oblige, Sir, 
your most humble servant, 

Tho. Heaene. 

Edmund Hall, Oxford, 
Dec. 26, 1729. 

Dec. 27. The gentleman, that told me what is said in 
the letter above inserted, was Mr. Owen of AU Souls' 

Memorand. that there was no good picture of Mr. 

Mr. Cherry gave me what MSS. he designed to dis- 
pose of, before he died, and I wrote down a note of 
them, and left it with Mr. Cherry, but I kept no copy of 
the note, never went over for the MSS., (but desired 
^NIr. Cherry to send them, which however he did not, 


being hinderetl,) and so I never liad tliem, Mr. Clierry 
dying pretty suddonly. 

Among thosc MSS. I remembor was sir John Fortes- 
cue's Dechiration, many Greek transcripts irom MSS. in 
the Bodleian library, but thesc transcripts vvere taken 
(cliiefly by my self) from Mr. Dodweirs transcripts, a 
MS. of Brute of Enghmd, a 4to. jMS. containing copies 
of letters between Mr. DodwcU and others about the 
schisms, with some other MSS., ihe subject of which I 
(juite forget ; only one I well remember was a 4to. MS. 
in French, adorned with pictures, being an account of 
the deposition of Rich. II., transcribed by Mr. Cherry 
himself, from an old MS. (vvhich I saw, when I was a 
boy, several times) that Dr. Hickes had communicated 
to Mr. Cherry. This is the same MS. I have mentioned 
in my preface to Vita Ricardi II. 

Jan. 7. Yesterday I had a letter from Mr. Henry 
Frinsham, vicar of White Waltham, dated Jan. 4, 1729, 
in vvhich Mr. F. writes thus : 


I received yours of the 26lh last past, andwouldhave 
giv'n you an answer to't before now, had it not come at 
so busy a season ; tho' I am apprehensive what I now 
send you will be but little satisfactory to you. Some 
years ago I took a catalogixe of the MSS. you mention, 
but do not remember any thing particularly of them, 
whether there was any one amongst them that belonged 
to you or any other person, but those that had the pos- 
session of them, and in whose custody they were. The 
best account I can give you of them at present is, that 
my mother [Cherry] gave them by will to the Bodleian 
library, and that my sister [Mrs. Anne Cherry] hath 
sent them to Oxoii some time ago, where I suppose, they 
are now lodged in the archives. Mr. Samuel Parker, 
whom I imagine you are acquainted with, can give you 


a better account wliat is become of them than Ican, and 
no doubt will, if you apply your self to him ; for my 
sister consulted him about the sending of them thither, 
and he indeed, as I have been informed, first put it into 
my mother's head to send them thither. I was no more 
concerned in it than you were, and perhaps dislike the 
disposal of them, in that manner, as much as you do ; for 
had not that notion been infused into her, 'tis not very 
improbable, they might have fallen into my hands, but no 
more of that. 

Jan. 11. Yesterday between 3 and 4 o'clock, I was 
with the Vice-Chancellour (Dr. Butler) about restoring 
me my MS. that is (what I had heard) come to the Bod- 
leian library, and was lent by me to Mr. Clierry, but 
never given by me either to him or to any one else, and 
I design it for no other place than the flames. It is the 
original, and is dated, as I very lately learned, (for I 
had quite forgot,) June xi, 1700, thirty years ago. I 
have not the copy of so much as a single word of it. It 
is written by way of letter about the oath of allegiance, 
which I took when I was made batchelor of arts, as after- 
wards I did when I was made master of arts, and when 
I was made beadle ; and I paid those to whom I took it 
all the allegiance (that is just none) that was due to theni. 
AU this I readily acknowledge. But when the abjura- 
tion oath was imposed, I utterly refused it, resigned my 
place of architypography and superior beadle, was de- 
barr'd (for I never resigned) my place of hypobibliothe- 
carius of the Bodleiau library, and I am now so much 
dissatisfyed with both oaths, (notwithstanding the oath of 
allegiance can only include all the allegiance that is due 
to the prince to whom 'tis taken, which can in reality be 
just none, to a de facto king of England,) that I decline 
and will decline taking either of them to the present 
possessors of the throne, or their successors, in opposition 
to the rightful heir. Some say that this letter was wrote 


by ine to induce and persuade ]\Ir. Cherry to take tlie 
oath, whoreas the contrary is true ; it was upon occasiou 
ofmy taking the oatli when I was made bachohjr of arts. 
T put down in writing the argunients tliat pei'svnided me 
to take the oalh, and this I did i)y way of lettei', and 
afterwards I lent it Mr. Clierry, who wanted to be satis- 
tyed about my reasons, as it was fit he should, he having 
educated me at the university. The arguments that 
then satisfied me are far from doing so now. I look upon 
them as weak and frivolous, and I am so much dissatis- 
fyed with tliis MS. of mine, that if tliey will keep it from 
me, I nevertheless revoke every paragraph, line, word, 
letter and tittle in it, and consign it over to the fire. 
When I was a childe, I spake [or reasoned'] as a childe, I 
understood as a childe, I thought as a cliilde ; but when 1 
hecame a man I put awmj childish things. The Vice- 
Chancellor seemed to be against restoring it me, and saiJ 
every one of the curators' leaves must be had, and tliat 
a majority would not do, tlio' he could not but allow that 
the thing was really mine. Upon wliich I presently left 
him, concluding that he was an enemy. 

Feh. 5. My best friend Mr. Francis Cherry was a very 
handsome man, particularly when young. 

His hands were delicately white. 

He was a man of great parts, and one of the finest 
gentlemen in England. K. James Il.seeing him on iiorse- 
back in Windsor forest, when his majesty was hunting, 
aslced who it was, and being told, the king said he never 
saw any one sit a horse better in his life. 

Mr. Cherry was educated in the free-school at Bray 
under Mr. (now Dr.) King. 

He was gentleman commoner of Edm. hall anno 1682, 
Mr. Penton the principal having the chief care of 

The hall was then very full, particularly there were 
then a great many gentlemen commoners there. 


Mr. Cherry chummed -with two more. They call 
'•hamber-fellows by the name of chums. 

He behaved himself very genteely in the hall, and 
very innocently. 

He used to allow himself for battelling just nine shil- 
lings a week. 

He used to complain, that he was not so studious in 
the hall as he afterwards wished he had been. 

March 9. To Dr. Richard Rawlinson, at London House 
in Aldersgate street, London : 

Dear Sir, 
I know uo hurt in changing any opinion for the better, 
especially when secular interest is not the motive to it. 
As for the juvenile or puerile exercise you speak of, Mr. 
Samuel Parker, who (with great weakness) advised the 
putting of those MSS. (contrary to Mr. Cherry's design, 
for he intended them for me) in the Bodleian library, 
can tell you more of it than I can. I lent it to Mr. 
Cherry, with a desire y' it might be return'd or else 
destroyM. Neither was done, tho' I afterwards made 
the same request also to his widow, Whatever it be, for 
I have no copy either of the whole or any part of it, (nor 
indeed ever had any, I revoke every thing in it, as a 
boyish performance not fit to be preserved. The right 
i)f this thing belonged, aad does still belong, to no one 
but myself, and consequently, notwitbstanding it be un- 
justly detained from me) no one either had or hath a right 
of disposing of it but my self. As far as I can learn, 'tis 
30 years ago since 'twas wrote. What the particulars of 
it are I camiot tell at such a distance. Let them be 
what they will, they must not be looked upon as my 
present sentiments, or as the result of what I would 
write now. Tho' I took the oath of allegiance, as you 
and many others did, but went no farther, yet I much 
question whether it will appear from this MS. (to which 
they say my name is subjoyn'd) that I didso. But be the 


thing 'what it •will, I consign it to the flames, and protcst 
against it's being kept in the library. I repeat niy thanks 
to you for your hint about Potijihar ; 'tis not material as 
to what I alledged it for, wbether it be Pharaoh or 
Potiphar. However, I may have a proper opportunity 
perhaps (for I am always willing to own any mistake) of 
signifying, that it should be rather Potiphar. In the 
mean time, I am sincerely, dear sir, 

your obliged and most humble servant 

Tno. Hearne. 

Dr. Rawlinson informs me that the title of my letter 
about the oath of allegiance is handed about in London, 
andthat the fii'st news of that MS. came from Mr. West, 
who was pleased to tell the Dr. he had ordered a copy, 
which he doubted not soon to receive with much satis- 
faction. If this be so, perhaps he employs Mr. Burton. 
Yet Mr. Fysher told me more than once, no such thing 
should be done, the MS. being not really the library's. 
The Dr.'s letter dated March xi, 1729-30. 

July 20. Mr. West did tell me W^ise of Trin. college 
was the first that sent up to London about the juvenile 
letter they have of mine about the oath of allegiance. 
He sent, it seems, to his former pupil, Lethullier, who 
made thereupon a noise, but it hath not had their desired 
ends, but the contrary, and good men (and such as act 
and speak sedately) say, that they now have a better 
opinion of me than they had before, declaring that 'tis 
an argument that I acted with deliberation, and not 
rashly, when I formerly took the oath of allegiance, and 
not as those do who take oaths without considering at all. 

July 22. On Saturday last Mr. Browne of Univ. coll. 
told me, that the evening before Dr. Shippen, George 
Ward, and Mr. Bilston of All Souls', had been all toge- 
ther for three hours about printing the letter of mine. I 


told Mr. Br. that they might be ashamed of keeping it 
from me. " Ay," replyed Mr. B., " all people ought to 
" be ashamed of such doinss." 

Xo. V. See vol. i. p. 212. 


After Meat. 

Sckol. Benedictus sit Deus in donis suis, 

Hesp. Et sanctus in omnihus operibus suis. 

Schol. Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini, 

Sesp. Qui fecit ccelum ei terras. 

Schol. Sit nomen Domini benedictum, 

Resp. Ab hoc tempnre usqtie in swcula. 

Schol. Domine Deus,resurrectio et vita credentium, qui semper 
es laudandus, tum in viventibus tum in defunctis, gratias Tibi 
agimus pro omnibus Fundatoribus, cfeterisque Benefaetoribus 
nostris, quorum beneficiis hic ad pietatem, et ad studia literaium 
alimur; Te rogantes ut nos, hisce Tuis donis ad Tuam gloriam 
recte utentes, una cum iis ad vitam immortalem perducaraur, per 
Jesum Cbristum Dominum nostrum. 

Deus det vivis gratiam; Ecclesiae, Eeginas, Regnoque nostro, 
pacem et concordiam ; et nobis peccatoribus vitam aBternam. 


After Meat. 

Benedictus est Deus in donis suis. 
Resp. Et sanctus in omnibus operibus suis. 
Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini est. 
Resp. Qui fecit coelum ac terras. 
Sit nomen Dei benedictiim. 
Resp. Ab hoc tempore usque ad Sfecula. 

Tribuere digneris, Domine Deus, nobis omnibus bona facien- 
tibus ob Tuum Sanctum nomen Yitam aeternam. Amen. 

' I am indebted, in every case, to the best authority in the 
society, for the con-ectness of this No. 


In menioria Eetenia erit justus. 

RfSf). Kt ab auflitione mala nunquam timebit. 
Justorum aninia? in manibus Dei sunt. 

Rcsp. Ne tangant eos instruTnenta nequitire. 

Funde quiusumus, Domine Deus, in nientes nostras jjratiam 
Tuam, ut Tuis bisee donis datis a Johanne Balliolo et Dervor- 
iruilla uxore, eaiterisque omnibus Benefactoribus nostris, rite in 
Tuam gloriaul utontca in vitani una cum fidelibus omnibus re- 
surgamus: per Jesuni Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. 

Deus pro intinita sua clementia Ecclesite unitatem et concor- 
diam concedat, Reginam conservet, pacemque huic Regno 
Populoque Christiano largiatur : per Jesum Christum Dominum 
uostrum. Amen. 

Before Meat. 

Oculi omnium in Te respiciunt, Domine. 

Tu das escam illis tempore opportuno. 

Aperis manum Tuam, et imples omne animal benedictione 

Benedicas nobis, Domine, omnibus Bonis quae de Tua beneti- 
centia accepturi sumus. 

Per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum. 

After Meat. 

Quod corpora nostra, Deus, cibo potuque abunde refecisti, 
agimus Tibi gratias, et Benignitati Tute quantum possumus 
maximas, simulque precamur ut animas nostras Verbo Spiritu- 
que Tuo deinceps pascas, ut mala omnia fugientes, ea quas pla- 
citura sunt Majestati Tua; perfecte iutelligamus, diligenterque 
meditemur, et ad ea pra?standa totoimpetu feramur. Per Jesum 
Christum Dominum nostrum. 


Before Meat. 

Benedictus benedicat. 

After Meat. 

Gratias Tibi agimus, omnipotens et ^Eterne Deus, pro his at- 
que omnibus beueficiis Tuis. Conserves qucesumus Ecclesiara 
Catholicam, Eegnum Britannicum, Reginam Victoriam, totam- 
que progeniem Regiam, desque nobis pacem in Christo osternam. 


Before Meat. 

Beneclicte Deus, qui pascis nos a juventute nostra et prjebes 
cibuni omiii carni, reple gauclio et Iwtitia corda nostra ut nos 
affatim quod satis est liabentes abundemus ad omneopusbonum, 
per Jesuni Christum Dominum nostrum, Cui, Tecum et Spiritu 
Sancto, sit omnis houos, laus, et imperium, in saicula saeculorum. 

After Meat. 

Domine Deus, resurrectio et vita credentium, qui semper es 
laudandus cum in viventibus tum in defunctis, agimus Tibi 
gratias pro Edvardo secundo, Fundatore nostro, pro Adamo de 
Brome, prajcipuo Benefactore, caterisque Benefactoribus nostris, 
quorum beneficiis hic ad pietatem et ad studia bonarum litera- 
rum alimur ; rogaiites ut nos, his donis Tuis recte utentes, ad 
Resurrectioiiis gloriam immortalem perducamur ; per Jesum 
Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. 

Before Meat. 

Benedic nobis, Domine Deus, et his donis, quae ex liberalitate 
Tua sumpturi sumus ; per Jesum Christum Domiuum nostrum. 

After Meat. 

Benedictus sit Deus in donis suis. 

Rei,p. Sicut et in operibus suis. 

Adjutorium nostrum in nomine Domini. ^* 

Resp. Qui fecit coelum et terras. 

Sit nomen Domini benedictum. 

Resp. Nunc, usque et in soecula. 

Dignere.Domine Deus, largiri nobisomnibus Te invocantibas 
propter nomen Tuum sanctum vitam feternam. Anien. 

Domine Deus, resurrectio et vita credentium, qui semper es 
laudandus, tum in viventibus, tum in defunctis, agimus Tibi 
gratias pro fundatore nostro Roberto Eglestield, cajterisqae nos- 
tris benefacloribus, quorum beneficiis hic ad pietatem et litera- 
rum studia alimur : rogantes ut nos, his donis recte utentes in 
nominis Tui gloriam, ad resurrectionis gloriam perpetuam per- 
ducamur; per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. 


Deus (let vivis fcratiam, ecclesije, regiiiffi, regno(|ue iKwtro pa- 
cein et concordiam, et iiobispeccatoribus vitam ajternam. Amen. 

[St. Eumund Hall. — Grace before diiiiier same as at Queens 

AJ'ter Dinner. — Agimus Tibi gratias, Deus et Pater, pro tot 
beneticiis, qua; nobis assidue et pro infinita Tua iiberalitate lar- 
giris, per Jesum Cliristum Uomiiium nostrum. Amen.] 


1. Ante Prandium. 
Vers. Benedicite ; 

Resp. Domino. 

Vers. Oculi omniuni speetant in Te, Domine! 

Resp. Tu das iis escam in tempore opportuno, 

Tu aperis manum et imples omne animal benedictione Tua. 
Gloria Patri, &c. Benedic nobis, Domine Deus,et iis donis Tuis quae de 

Tua largitate sumus sumpturi, per Jesum Christuni Donii- 

num nostrum. 
Resp. Amen. 
Vers. Mensae caelestis participes nos facias, Rex aeterna^ 

Resp. Amen. 

2. Post Prandium. 

Vers. Deus pacis et dilectionis maneat nobiscum semper : Tu 
autem, Domine, miserere nostri. 

Besp. Deogratias: laudate eum omnes gentes, laudate eum 
omnes populi ejus, quoniam confirmata est supra nos miseri- 
cordia ejus, et veritas Domini manet in seternum. 

Gloria Patri, &c. 

Vers. Dispersit, et dedit pauperibus ; 

Resp. Et justitia Ejus maiiet in sreculum saeculi. 

Vers. Beiiedicam Domino in omni tempore ; 

Resp. Et semper laus Ejus erit in ore nieo. 

Vers. In Domino gloriabitur anima mea; 

Resp. Audiant mansueti, et Isetentur. 

Vers. Magnificate Dominum mecum ; 

Resp. Exaltemus Nomen Ejus, et Ipsum. 

Vers. Sit Nomen Domini benedictum ; 

Resp. Ex hoc nunc usque in sjeculum. 

Oratio. Agimus Tibi gratias, Omnipotens Deus, pro his et 
universis beneficiis Tuis, quse de Tiia largitate accepimus, 
qui vivis et regnas Deus in sajcula sa;culorum. 


Resp. Amen. 

Vers. Iii memoria feterna erit justus; 

Resp. Ab auditione mala non timebit. 

Vers. Justorum aiiima! in manu Dei sunt ; 

Resp. Neque tanget eos cruciatus. 

Vers. Domiue, salvum fac Regem nostrum ; 

Rf.sp. Et exaudi nos in die quocunque invocamus Te. 

Vers. Domine, exaudi oratiouem meam ; 

Rtsp. Et clamor meus ad Te veniat. 

Oratio. Omnipotens et ffiterne Deus, qui semper tam es lan- 
dandus pro defunctis quam orandus pro viventibus, agimus 
Tibi gratias pro Fundatore nostro Gulielmo de Wykeham, 
reliquisque quoruni beneficiis hic ad pietatem et ad studia 
literarum alimur; rogantes ut nos, his donis Tuis ad nomi- 
nis Tui honorem recte utentes, ad resurrectionis Tuae 
gloriam perducamur immortalem, per Jesum Christum 
Domiuum nostrum. Amen. 

3. Ante Cceuam. 

Vtrs. Benedicite ; 

Resp. Doniino. 

Vers. Coenam sanctificet qui nobis omnia prtebet. 

In nomine Patris, et FilU, et Spiritus Sancti. 
Besp. Amen. 

4. Post Ccenajn. 

Vtrs. Benedictus sit Deus in donis suis ; 

Resp. Et sanctus iu omnibus operibus suis. 

Vers. Adjutorium nostrum est iu nomiue Domini 

Resp. Qui fecit coelum et terram. 

Vers. Sit nomen Domini benedictum ; 

Resp. E.x hoc nunc usaue in saeculum. 

Oraiio. Agimus Tibi ^ktias, &c. (ut post prandium). 

5. Ante Prandium. 

Benedic nobis Domine Deus ! atque iis donis Tuis quK de 
Tua largitate sumus sumpturi per Jesum Christum Douiiuum 
nostrum. Araen. 

6. Post Prandium. 

Vers. Benedictus sit Deus in donis suis ; 
Resp. Et sanctus ia omnibus operibus Ejus. 
Vers. Adjutorium nostrum est in nomine Domini 
Resp. Qui fecit coeluni et terram. 


Ver». Sit nomeii l^omii.i bcnedietuni ; 

Jh-np. Ex hoc nune usque in sajcula .«.feulorum. Amen. 

Orutio. AgimusTibi trratias, omnipotens Deus, pro Fundatoro 
nostro Gulielmo de Wykeham, reliquisque quorum bene- 
ficiis hic ad pietatem ct ad studia literarum alimur, rop:n!i- 
tes ut uos, his donis Tuis ad Xominis Tui honorem reetc 
utentes, ad resurreetionis Tu.t gloriam perducamur immor- 
talem, per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum. Anien. 

Fac Reginam salvam Domine ; 

Da pacem in diebus nnstris. 
Kt exaudi nos in die quocunque invocamus Te. Ameu. 

7- Ante Prandiiim. 
Benedictus benedicat. 

8. Post Prandlum. 
Benedicto benedicatur. 


Ante Prandium. 

Benedic nobis, Domine Deus, atque iis donis Tuis quse de Tua 
largitate sumus sumpturi, per Jesum Christum Dominum nos- 
trum. Amen. 

Post Prandium. 

Agimus Tibi gratias, Omnipotens Deus ! pro his et universis 
donis Tuis quse de Tua largitate accepimus, qui vivis et regnas ; 
et es Deus in ssecula speculorum. Amen. 

Te de profundis, summe Rex, 

Jehovah, supplex invoco! 

Intende voci supplicis. 

Ad Te precantem suspl^e. 

Delicta si peccantium 

Severus observaveris, 

Quis sustinebit impius? 

Piusve quis non detieit ? 

At lenitas paterna Tibi ; 

Hinc Te veremur fiiii ; 

Te sustinemur unico 

A lueis orto sidere. 

Fiduciam tantamque^ spem 

' Qu. totamque. 


In Te reponit Israel ! 

Tuo, Deus, qui sanguine 

Peccata niundi diluis. 

Deo Patri sit jrloria ; 

Ejusque soli Filio; 

Sanctissinio cum Spiritu' 

In sajculorum saecula. 
Oratio. Omnipotens et sempiterne Deus, qui tam es laudandus 
pro defanctis &c. ut in Grat. Act. post prandium in CoU. 


Sefore Meat. 

Benedicas nobis, qufesnmus Te, et hisce creaturis in usiim nos- 
trum, ut illse sanctidcatiE sint et nobis salutares, ut nos inde 
corroborati magis apti reddamurad omnia opera bona in laudem 
Tui Xominis reternam. Amen. 

After Meat. 

^terne Deus, bonorum omnium largitor, agimus Tibi gratias 
pro electione, redemptioue, conservatione, prassentique hac re- 
focillatione ; atque etiam pro Ricardo Fleming et Thoma Ro- 
theram Fundatoribus nostris, caeterisque benefactoribus quos ex- 
citare dignatus es ad exiraia bona nobis praeparanda ; supplices 
Te orantes ut eorura beneficia, qua; ad sempiteruam donatoram 
memoriam vlgent, complures alios ad eandem pietatem SBmuIan- 
dam excitare possint, et eorum quotidie memores non indignire- 
periamur hac tanta benedictione, per Jesum Cliristum Dominum 
nostrum. Ecclesiam universara, Regem, totum hoc regnum 
Deus pro immensa sua bcnitate conservet protegat et defendat, 
fidem nostram adaugeat, peccata remittat, afflictis solatium af- 
ferat, et pacem in Christo nobis sempiternam reddat. Amen. 


Appositis et apponendis benedicat Deus, Pater Filius et 
Spiritus Sanctus. 


Deus pacis et charitatis digueris qusesumushabitare nobiscum, 
et Tu Domine miserere nostrum. Amen. 

' Cum Spiritu Paracleto. 


[-aud.ant Te oninia opera Tua, Domine. Laudant Te onines 
Sancti Tui. 

Laudate Dominum omnes gentes. Laudate Eum omnes 
])o])uli Ejus. 

Quoniam confirmata est sujiranos misericordia Ejus etveritas 
Domini manet in reternimi. 

Gloria sit Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto. 

Sicut erat in ijriucipio sie nunc est et erit in ssecula saecu- 

Dispersit et dedit pauperibus. 

Et justitia Ejns manet in sa;culum saiculi et cornu Ejus exal- 
tabitur in gloria. 

Semper benedicam Domino. 

Semper in ore meo laus Ejus. 

Cantate Domino et benedicite Nomini Ejus. 

Euunciate inter gentes gloriam Ejuset omnibus populis admi- 
rabilia Ejus. 

Largire nobis, misericors Pater, miserrimis peccatoribus aeter- 
nam vitam propter Nomen sanctuai Tuum per Jesum Christum 
Dominum nostrum. 

Hymnus Eucharisticus. 

Te Deum Patrem colimus, 
Te laudibus prosequimur, 
Qui corpus cibo reficis, 
Cijelesti raeatem gratia. 

Te adoramus, Jesu, 
Te, Fili unigenite, 
Te, qui non dedignatus es 
Subire claustra Virginis. 

Actus in crucem factus es 
Irato Deo victima : 
Per Te, Salvator unice, 
Vitffi spes nobis rediit. 

Tibi, asterne Spiritus, 
Cujus afBatu peperit 
Infantem Deum Maria 
iEternum benedicimus. 

Triune Deus, hominum 
Salutis Auctor optime, 
Immensum hoc mysterium 
Ovaute lincrua canimus. 


In memoria £eterna erunt justi. 
Ab auditione mala non timebunt. 

Corpora eorum in pace sepulta sunt, et nomina eorum vivant 
a generatione in generationem. 

Sapientiam eorum narrabunt populi et laudes eorum enuncia- 
bit Ecclesia. 

Domine Deus, Eesurrectio et Vita eorum omnium qui in Te 
confidunt, Qui semper benedictus es in donis Tuis et sanctis in 
operibus, immortales gratias agimus Majestati Tuse pro Guliel- 
mo de Waynfleet, Fundatore nostro, et pro omnibus Benefactori- 
bus nostris, amplissimisque beneficiis Tuis, qu£e nobis per manus 
eorum tradidisti ; Teque suppliciter obsecramus ut nos hisce 
donis Tuis recte utamur ad Nominis Tui honorem, ut una cum 
sanctis Tuis asternse glorite in ccelis participes fiamus, per Jesum 
Christum Dominuni nostrum. Amen. Amen. 


Ante Prandium, 

Oculi omnium spectant in Te, Deus ! Tu das illis escas tem- 

pore opportuno. Aperis manum Tuam et imples omne animal 

Tua benedictioue. Mensje coelestis nos participes facias, Deus, 
Rex aeternae gloriae. 

Post Prandium. 

Qui nos creavit, redemit et pavit, sit benedictus in feternum. 
Deus, exaudi orationem nostram. Agimus Tibi gratias, Pater 
ccelestis, pro Gulielmo Smith episcopo, et Ricardo Sutton milite, 
Fundatoribus nostris ; pro Alexandro Nowel et Jocosa Frank- 
land, aliisque Benefactoribus nostris ; humiliter Te precantes nt 
eorum numerum benignissime adaugeas. Ecclesiam Catholicam, 
et populum Christianum custodi. Haereses et errores omnes ex- 
tirpa. Victoriam Reginam nostram et subditos ejus defende. 
Pacem da et conserva per Christum Dominum nostrum. 

Ante Coenam. 

Omnipotens et sempiteme Deus, sine quo nihil est dulce, ni- 
hil odoriferum, misericordiam Tuam humiliter imploramus, ut 
nos coenamque nostram beuedicas ; ut corda nostra exhilares ; 
ut quse suscepturi sumus alimenta, Tuo honori, Tuaeque beneti- 
cientiaj accepta referamus ; per Christum Domiuum nostrum. 



Post Cwnam. 

Quod corpova nostra, Deus optime maximc, cibo potuque 
abunde refccisti, agimus Tibi gratias, quantas possumus maxi- 
mas ; simulque precamur, ut aiiimas nostras verbo et Spiritu 
deinde pascas ; ut omnia mala fugiamus ; ut qmc sint Tibi pla- 
citura perfecte intelligamus, diligenter meditcmur, et ad ea 
pnvstanda toto impetu feramur ; per Christum Dominum uos- 


Bcfore Diimer. 

Nos miseri et egentes homines, pro hoc cibo quem ad corporis 
nostri alimonium sanctificatum es largitus ut eo recte utamur, 
Tibi, Deus omnipotens, Pater coclestis, reverentcr gratias agimus, 
simul obsecrantes ut cibum angelorum, pancm verum coclestem, 
Dei A^^erbum a^ternum Jesum Christum Duuiinum nostrum uobis 
impertiare, ut Eo mens nostra pascatur, et per carnem et san- 
guinem Ejus alamur, foveamur, ct corroborenmr. 

After Dinner. 

Infunde, quaisumus, Domine Deus, gratiam Tuam in mentes 
nostras ; ut hisce donis Tuis, datis a Kicardo Fox Fundatore 
nostro, ca-terisque Benefactoribus nostris, recte in Tuani gloriam 
utentes, ima cum tidelibus defunctis in vitam coelestem resur- 
gamus, per Jesum Christum Domiuum nostrum. 

Deus pro infinita Sua clementia, ecclesia; Sum concordiam et 
unitatem concedat, Regem nostrum conservet, pacem regno uni- 
verso populoque Christiauo largiatur, per Jesum Christum Domi- 
num nostrum. 


Antc Cihum. 

Nos miseri homines et egeni, pro cibis quos nobis ad corporis 
subsidium benigne es largitus, Tibi Deus omnipotens, Pater ca3- 
lestis, gratias reverenter aginuis ; simul obsecrantes, ut iis so- 
brie, modeste atque grate utamur. Insuper petimus, ut cibum 
angelorum, verum paneni ccclestem, Verbum Dei a^ternum, 
Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, nobis impertiaris; utque 
Illo mens nostra pascatur, et per carnem et sauguinem Ejus 
foveamur, alamur, et corruboreraiu-. Ameu. 


Post Cibum. 
\_The Bible Clerk readsfrom the Greek Test.} 

Omnipotens et misericors Deus, qui donis Tuis nos exsatiasti, 
efBce ut quicquid per iios fieri aut prsetermitti velis, diligenter 
observemus, niandata Tua universa prompto atque fideli obsequio 
obeuntes, per Jesuni Cliristum Dominum nostrum. Amen. 

Antiph. Domine, salvam fac Reginam. 

Resp. Et exaudi nos, quaudo invocamus Te. 

Deus in Cujus manu sunt corda regum ; Qui es humiliura con- 
solator, fideliura fortitudo, protector omuium in Te sperantium, 
da Regina; nostrte Victoriaj populoque Christiano ut Te Regem 
regum, et dominantium Dominum, agnoscant semper et vene- 
rentur, et post hanc vitam regni Tui ajterni fiant participes ; per 
Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. 

Deus, a quo derivatur omnis munificentia et bonitas, debitas 
Tibi gratias agimus, quod felicis memoriai Regem Henricum ejus 
nominis octavum, ad Ecclesiam hanc fundandam animaveris ; et 
rogamus pro sancta' Tua misericordia, ut cum uos hoc tanto 
beneficio adjuti, ad laudem Tui nominis profecerimus, una cum 
omnibus qui jam in Domino dormierunt, beatam resurrectionem, 
et ajternie felicitatis prsemia consequamur, per Jesum Christum 
Dominum nostrum. Amen. 


Benedictus sit Deus in donis suis : 

Qui sanctus estin omnibus operibus suis. 

Adjutorium nostrum est in nomine Domini: 
Quifecit ccelum et terram. 

Sit nomen Domini benedictum : 
Ut nunc est, sic in secula seculorum. 


Domine, salvam fac Yictoriam reginam nostram : 
Et exaudi nos, cum i/tvocajnus Te. 

Domine Deus, resurrectio et vita credentium, qui semper es 
laudandus cum in viventibus tum etiam in defunctis, agimus 
Tibi gratias pro Thoma Pope, Militi, Fundatore nostro, et 
Elizabetha, consorte ejus, defunctis, ceterisque Benefactoribus 
nostris, quorum beneficiis hic ad pietatem et ad studia Literarum 
alimur — rogantes ut nos, his donis ad Tuam gloriam recte 

' Al. summa. 


utente?, una ciim illis ad resurrectionis gloriam immortalem pci- 
ducanuir, per Jesuni Cluistum Dominum nostrum. Ameu. 


Before Meat. 

Benedic, Domine, nos, et hajc Tua dona quaj de Tua largitate 
sumpturi sumus. 

Pater noster qui es in ccelis, sanctificetur nomen Tuum ; ad- 
veniat regnum Tuum, fiat voluutas Tua, sicut in ccclo, sic etiam 
in terra; panem nostrum quotidianum da iiobishodie, et remitte 
nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos remittimus debitoribus nos- 
tris; et ne nos inducas in teutationem, sed libera nosamalo; 
quia Tuum est reguum, potentia, et gloria, in stecula saiculorum. 

After Meat 

Agimus Tibi gratias, omnipotens et sempiterne Deus, pro his 
et universis beneficiis: dignare, Domine, miseieri nostrum, et 
manere semper nobiscum, ut auxilio Spiritus Sancti, mandatis 
Tuis sedulo obsequamur, per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum. 

Agimus tibi gratias, omnipotens et sempiterne Deus, pro 
TnoMAWniTK, milite, et Fuudatore nostro defuncto, ac AviciA 
et JoANNA uxoribus ejus, quorum beneficiis hic ad pietatem et 
ad studia literarum alimur, rogantes, ut uos, his donis ad Tuam 
gloriam recte utentes, una cum illis ad resurrectionis gloriam 
immortalem perducamur, per Christum Dominum nostrum. 

Benedicamus Domino. 

Deo gratias. 


Precatio ante cihim sumendiim. 

Nos miseri et egentes homines pro cibo, quem ad alimoniam 
corporis sanctificatum nobis es largitus, ut eo utamur grati Tibi 
Deus omnipotens, Pater caelestis, gratias reverenter agimus; 
simul obsecrantes ut cibum angelorum, verum panem ctelestem, 
Verbum Dei feternum, Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum nobis 
impertiaris ; ut Illo mens nostra pascatur et per carnem et san- 
guinem Ejus foveamur, alamur et corroboremur. Amen. 


Post cibum Precatio. 

Quandoquidem nos, Domine, donis Tuis, omnipotens et mise- 
ricors Deus, exsatiasti, effice ut posthac quid per uos fieri aut 
secus velis diligenter observemus, atque . illud auimo sincero 
efifectum praestemus, per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum. 

Vers, Domine salvum fac Regem. 

Rtsp. Et exaudi uos in die qua invccaverimus Te. 

Deus, in cujus manu sunt corda regum, qui es humilium 
consolator et tidelium fortitudo et protector oranium in Te spe- 
rantium, da Regi nostro Jacobo populoque Christiano triumphum 
virtutis Tuai scienter excolere' ut per Te seiuper reparentur ad 
gloriam, per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. 


Cler. Benedictus sit Deus in donis suis : 

Resp. Sanctus in omnibus operibus suis. 

Cler. Adjutorium nostruui in nomine Dominl : 

Resp. Qui fecit ccelum et terras. 

Cler. Sit nomen Dei benedictum : 

Resp. Ex hoc usque in secula seculorum. 

Cler. Domine, fac salvam Victoriam Reginam. 

Resp. Exaudi nos cum invocemus Te. 

Cler. Domine Deus, vita et resurrectio credentium, qui sem- 
per es laudaudus, tum in viventibus tum in defunctis, agimus 
Tibi gratias pro Nicolao Wadhamo armigero et proDoKO- 
TH£A uxore ejus, Fundatoribus nostris defunctis, aliisque Bene- 
factoribus nostris, quorum beneticiis hic ad pietatem et studium 
literarum alimur ; rogantes ut nos, his Tuis donis recte utentes, 
una cum illis ad resurrectionem glorise perducamur ; per Jesum 
Christum Dominum nostrum. 


Agimus Tibi gratias, Deus misericors, pro acceptis a bonitate 
Tua beneficiis; enixe comprecautes ut serenissimam nostram 
Reginam Victoriam, totam regiam familiam, populumque tuum 
universum, tuta in pace semper custodias. 

' Colere as printed by the University Commissioners from a 
very incorrect transcript (Addit. MSS. 6044) iu the British 



Ante Cibum. 

Xos miseri homiiies et egeni, pro cibis quos nobis ad corporis 
subsidium beniizne es hirgitus, Tibi Deus omnipotens, Pater 
cjflestis, gratias reverenter agimus; simul obsecrantes, ut iis 
sobiie, niodeste, atque grate utamur. Insuper petimus, ut 
cibum angelorum. verum panem cajlestem, Verbum Dei aeter- 
num, Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, nobis impertiaris: 
utque IIlo niens nostra pascatur, et per carnem et sanguinem 
Ejus foveamur, alamur, et corroboremur. Amen. 

Post Cibum. 

Omnipotens et misericors Deus, qui donis Tuis nos exsatiasti, 
effice ut Cjuicquid per nos fieri aut prastermitti velis, diligenter 
observemus, mandata Tua iiniversa prompto atque fideli obse- 
quio obeuntes, per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. 

Antiph. Domine, salvam fac Eeginam. 

Resp. Et exaudi nos quando invocamus Te. 

Agimus Tibi gratias, omnipotens et sempiterne Deus, pro 
Thoma Cookesio, baronetto, Fundatore nostro, cujus beneficio 
hie ad pietatem, studiumque literarum alimur: simul rogantes 
ut, his donis ad Tuam gloriam recte utentes, una cum eo ad 
resurrectionis gloriam immortalem perducamur, per Jesum 
Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen. 

No. VL See vol. i. p. 259. 

[Frora the original in the author's own hand, Cowley's Poems, 
folio, Lond. 1656. Bodl. C. 2. 21. Art.] 

Liber Bibliotheca Bodleiana, ex dono Viri et Poeta optimi, 
D. Abraliami Cou-lei/, atdhoris ; qui pro singulari sua 
in Bodleium, Musasque benevolentia, Oden MS. inse- 
quentem, Pindari foeliciter imitatricem composuit, et manu 
propria exaratam apposuit VI. Calend. Jul. CIj I[) C 

' This inscription written by bishop Barlow. 




Humbly presenting it selfe to the Vniversitie Librarie at Oxford. 

Hail, Leamings Pantheon ! Hail, the sacred Ark, 
Where all y^ World of Science does embark ! 
W^*" ever shalt wfVstand, and hast soe long withstood 

Insatiat Times devowring Flood ! 
Hail, Tree of Knowledge ! thy Leaves Fruit ! vi'^^ well 
Dost in y* midst of Paradise arise, 

Oxford y<^ Muses Paradise ! 
From -w"^'' may never Sword the Blest expelL 
Hail, Bauk of all past Ages, where they lie 
T' enrich w'*" Interest Posteritie ! 

Hail, Wits illustrious Galaxie, 
Where thowsand Lights into one Brightnes spread, 
Hail, Living Vniversitie of the Dead ! 

Vnconfused Babel of all Toungs, vt^^ ere 
The mighty Linguist Fame, or Time, the mighty Tiaveller, 

That could Speak, or this could Hear ! 
Maiestique Monument, and Pyramide, 
Where still the Shapes of parted Soules abide 
Embalmed in Verse ! exalted Soules, w'^'' now, 
Enjoy those Arts they woo'd soe well below! 
W*^'' now all wonders printed plainly see 

That have bin, are, or are to bee, 

In the mysterious Librarie, 
The Beatifique Bodlej' of the Deitie ! 


Will yee into your sacred throng admit 

The meanest British Wit? 
Yee Generall Councell of the Priests of Fame, 

Will yee not murmur, and disdain 

That I a place amoungst yee claime 

The humblest Deacou of her train? 
Will yee allow mee th' honourable Chain ? 

The Chain of Ornament, w'^'' here 

Your noble Prisoners proudly wear? 


A Chain w*"'' will more pleasant seem to mee, 

Then all my own Pindarique Libertie. 

Will yee to bind mee with theise mifjhty names submit 

Like an Apocryplia w"' Holy Writ? 
What erer liappy Booii is chained here, 
Noe other place or people ueeds to fear, 
His Chaine's a Pasport to goe everywhere. 

As when a seat in Heavea 
Is to an vnmalitious Sinner given, 

Who casting round his wondring Eye 
Does none but Patriarchs and Apostles there espie, 

Martyrs who did their Lives bestow, 

And Saints wiio Martyrs lived below, 
W"" trembling and amazement hee begins 
To recollect his frailties past and sins, 

Hee doubts almost his Station there, 
His Soule says to it selfe, How came I here? 

It fares noe otherwise w"' mee 
When 1 mvselfe w"' conscious wonder see 
Amidst this Purified Elected Companie, 

W^*" hardship tliey and pain, 

Did to this happines attain. 
Noe labours I or merits can pretend ; 
I thiuk, Prajdestiuation onely was my Freind. 

Ah y' my Author had bin tyed, like Mee, 
To such a Place and such a Companie, 
Instead of severall Countries, severall Men, 

And Busines, w'^'' y* Muses hate ! 
Hee might have then improued y' small Estate 
\ych Nature sparingly did to him give; 

Hee might perhaps have thriven then, 
And setled vpon mee, his Child, somewhat to Live, 
T' had liappier bin for Him, as well as Mee 

For when all, alas, is donne, 
Wee Books, I mean, you Books will prove to bee 
The best and noblest Conversation. 

For though some Errors will get in, 

Like Tinctures of Original Sin, 

Yet sure wee from our Father's Wit 

Draw all y*^ Strength and Spirits of it, 
Leaving y^ grosser parts for Conversation, 
As the best Blood of Man's employ'd on Generation. 


No. VII. See vol. i. p. 263. 

Letter to Blrs. Barnes on the death of her hushand. 

I am very sorry to hear of the death of ]\Ir. Barnes, who was 
an extraordinary person. As no body had a greater value for 
him while living than myself, so no one shall retain a greater 
veneration for his memory. And this not onh'for his own sake, 
butj in good nieasure, for your'.'?, niadam, who was pleased to 
jojTi yourself with tliis excellent man. and to assist him in 
whatever was necessary for the carrying on his most learned 
and usfcfuU labours. Had it iiot beeii for this unexpected assist- 
ance, he must have been reduced to great extremity, and the 
world would have been deprived of the benefit of many of his 
writings, particularly of his admirable edition of Homer. I take 
opportunity, madam, of returning you my thanks for whatever 
you did for him •, and, at the same time, I make you my sincere 
acknowledgmeuts for those expressions of kiudnesa which you 
shew to me. 

Dr. Hudson never told me one word of Mr. Barnes's design of 
making me a present of ten guineas, oiherwise I should have 
returned my thanks to my good friend immediately. But, upou 
my consultirig him since the receipt of your letter, he produced 
a letter of Mr. Barnes's, written in March last, in which mention 
is made of this present. I am very sorry my friend should die 
■without receiving my acknowledgments for it ; but you see upon 
whom the blame is to rest, and I hope you will excuse me. I 
have uot deserved any such psesent, yet I very humbly accept it, 
and shall aiways esteem it as a true token both of Mr. Barnes's 
aud of your friendship to me, and I shall be glad of any oppor- 
tunity of doing either your.self, or any of your friends, some real 
service. I have talked with Dr. Hudson about the Homers: he 
said he would write to you himself about that matter : I hope all 
things will be adjusted fairlj'; but for my part, I neither knew 
at first what number Mr. Barnes sent to the Dr., nor do I know 
what number are left, or how any have been disposed of. I was 
always of opinion that noue ought to be sold under subscription 
price ; and 'tis my opinion at present. The price should be 
rather inhanced than lessened. Justice to the subscribers com- 
mands this, as well as the excellency of the book. I should be 
very glad to look over any of Mr. Barnes"s papers ; and if any 
should fall into my hands, I would take care to preserve them 
faithfully and honestly. I writ several letters to him, most 
about matters of leaining. If he did not burn them, I shall 
desire that they may be either restored to me, or at least, that 


they niny not be expoisecl, but eithcr dcstroyed, (as they descrve,) 
or else (when you have doiie with thenO lodijed iii the hands of 
some person who niay be trusted wilh the greatest secret. I do 
not doubt but you will act cautiously in this at!air, which I leave 
intirely to your own prudence and discretion. (Ireat care ought 
also to be observed in not letting Mr. Barnes's other papers fall 
into any hands but where they will certainly be iinployed most 
to his honour and credit. I again return my thanks for all your 
favours, and if ever I come to Cambridge, or into any parts of 
that country, you may be sure I w^ill pay my acknowledgments 
in person. In the mean time I am, 

witli the titmost esteem, 
honour'd niadam, 

your ever oblig'd humble servt. 
Oxon. Aug. 14, 1712. THO. HEARNE, 

As for the present, I suppose Dr. Hudson (who it maj' be 
had forgot to tcU me of it in Mr. Barnes's lifetime) will pay it 
when he receives your orders. I desire verv much to know Mr. 
Barnes's age, and when, and where he was buried. 

No. VIII. See vol. i. p. 291. 
List of BooTis hy B. B. 

The following catalogue will afford some notion of the sort of 
cheap literature sought by, and giveu to, the English public at 
the close of the seventeenth and beginning of the eighteenth 
ceutury. When I originally proposed to give this list, Lowndes's 
very useful " Bibliographical Dictionary" had not appeared, or 
I should have hesitated at making such an attempt. Still it is 
hoped that it will be found correct. Most of those volumes 
recorded with dates have been personally inspected ; all rest 
upon authority which, at the tirae, I had no reason to call in 

Althougb I have originally termed them "twelve-penny" 
compilations, I tind by the advertisemeiits that some were in 
the first instance published as high as Zs. 6rf. 

1. England's Monarchs. 1685, 1691, 1694, 1702. 

2. History of the House of Orange. 1693, 

3. History ofthetwolatekings, Charles2and James 2. 1693. 

4. History of Oliver Cromwell. 1692, 1698, 1706, 1715, 

5. Wars in England, Scotland and Ireland. 1681, 1683, 
1684 5th edit. very much enlarged. 1706, 1737. 


6. Historical Eemarks and Observations of London and 
Westminster. 1681, 1684, 1691, 1703, 1705, 1730. 

7. Admirable Curiosities. Earities and Wonders in England, 
Scotland aud Irelaud, 6lc. 1681, 1682, 1684, 1685, 1697, 1718, 

8. History of Scotland. I 1685. Dublin, 1746. 

9. History of Ireland. <s 1685, 1692, 1693, Dublin, 1746. 

10. History of Wales. 1695,1730. 

11. Unfortunate Court Favourites. 1695, 1706, 1729. 

12. English empire in America. 1685, 1698, 1711, 1728, 
1735, 1739. 

13. English Acquisitions in Guinea and the East Indies. 
1686, 1719, 1726, 1728. 

14. English Hero ; or sir Francis Drake revived. 1687,1695, 
1719, 1729, 1739, 1756. 

15. Two Journevs to Jerusalem. 1683, 1685, 1692, 1695, 
1699, 1730, 1738, "l759. 

16. Extraordinary Adventures, Eevolutions and Events. 
168.3, 1704, 1728. 

17. Historv of the nine Worthies of the World. 1637, 1695, 
1703, 171.3, 1727, 1738, 

18. Female Excellencv, or the Ladies Glory. 1688, 1701, 

19. WonderfulProdigiesof.JudgmentandMercv. 1681,1682, 
1685, 1699, 1707, Edinb. 1762. 

20. Unparalleled Yarieties. 1683, 1693, 1697, 1699. 

21. The Kingdom of Darkness. 1688. 

22. Surprizing Miracles of Nature and Art,' 1683, 1 685, 1699. 

23. General History of Earthquakes. 1694, 17.34, 1736. 

24. MemorableAccideuts and xmheardof Transactious. 1693, 

25. Martyrs in Flames; or Hist. of Poperv. 1695, 1700, 
1713, 1729. 

26. Delights for the Ingenious. 1684, 1732. 

27. Winter Eveuiug Entertainments. 1687, 1737. 

28. Esop's Fables in Pro-ie and Yerse. 2 parts, 1 712. 

29. The Yauity of the Life of Mau. 1688, 1708. 

' I suspect that Crouch derived his adopted Initials and his 
design from a rare little volume printed in 1678, and entitled 
Miracles of Art aud Xature, or a Brief Description of the several 
varieties of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Plants and Fniits of other 
Countreys. Together with several other remarkable things iu 
the world. By R. B. gent. London, Printed for William 
Bowtel at the sign of the Golden Key uear Mitre Court in 
Fieet-street. 1678, 12mo. pp. 20, title and preface, pp. (6.) 


30. Strange aiid Prodigious Religious Customs. 1683. 

31. Deligiitful Fables, 1691. 

32. Choice Emblems Divine and Moral.' 1684, 1732. 

33. History of the Lives of those famous Diviues who pro- 
niotfd the Keformation. 170'J, 1746. 

34. Unhappy Princesses, containing the Secret History of 
Queens Ann BuUen and Lady Jane Grey. 1710, 1733. 

35. Apprentices Companion. 1681. 

36. Adagia Scotica ; or a Collection of Scotch Proverbs and 
Proverbial Phrases. Collected by K. B. leeS.^* 

37. The Youtig Man's Calling; or the whole Dutvof Youth.* 

38. Mouthlj' Preparations for the Holy Communion, by R. B. 
To which is added suitable Meditations before, in, and after 
Eeceiving. AVith divine Hymns, in common Tunes; Fitted 
for Publick Congregations, or private Families. The second 
Editioa corrected. London: Printed by Tho. Buncc for Tho. 
Parkhurst, 6cc. 1706. The preface dated Feb. 3, 169g, aud 
signed Matthew Sylvester. 

39. Youth's divine Pastime. Two parts. 1737. 

40. Lives of the Kings of France. 1693. 

41. Divine Banquet. 1707. 

42. History ofVirginia. 1722. 

43. Triumphs of Love, containing fifteen histories. 1730. 

44. Ingenious Riddles. 

45. English Heroine. 

46. History of the Holy Lives and Deaths of several young 

47. Kingdora of Darkness. 

48. History of Flowers, Plauts, &c. of the Holy Land. 

H. Rhodes, next door to the Swan Tavern near Bride Lane 
in Fleet-street, was a rival of Crouch's. I have seen some of his 
little books greatly resembling R. B., particularly the History of 
IM^^nasticall Conventions and Military Institutions. 1686. 

' The sarae I think with No. 26. 

^ I lannot fancy this one of Crouch's compilations. 

' Adv. iu 1683 and 1686 with twelve curious pictures. NoT 
BY R. B. I have seen an edit. Lond. for Nat. Crouch, 1685. 
The address to the reader is signed S. C. It is rauch on a par 
with Burtoii's books, but in soine respects more curious, for there 
are portraits of prince Henry and lord Harrington, and a very 
fair abridged account of their lives, aud those of Elizabeth, 
Edward the Vlth, and lady Jane Grey. 


No. IX. See vol. i. p. 293. 

The Surfeit. To A. B. C. London, printed for Edw. 
Dod at the Gun in Ivy-lane. 1656. 

There are two copies of this extraordlnary little 
voluine in the Bodleian, one among bishop Barlow's 
books : one in Mr. Malone's collection, ■which that gen- 
tleman bought, with two other tracts, at j\Ir. Brand's 
sale in 1807. (" at the high price of 4. 7. 0."), Mr. Brand 
having procured it at Dr. Farmer's in 1797, paying for 
it at that time 2. 2. 0. Speaking of The Surfeit, Malone 
says, " This piece, as Dr. Farnier (to whom this book 
" formerly belonged) justly observed in a manuscript 
" note, which by the carelessness of the binder was lost 
" when the book was bound, contains some curious par- 
" ticulars concerning old English literature. It was 
" written, I believe, by Dr. Philip King, a younger son 
" of Dr. John King, bp. of London, and brother of Dr. 
" Henry King, bp. of Chichester. He was buried March 
" 4, 1666-7, at Langley in Bucks." A. Wood, Ath. 
Oxon. 2, 432, says that " they were thought, when the 
" poems of Dr. Henry King were first published, to be 
" written by Philip, and were entered as such, under his 
" name in the Bodleian catalogue." 


Apollo was a gentleman rather then a physician, and yet both : 
I apply to you for counsell in m y malady, as a classical compeere 
•with Hermes and Asclepius. A whole autumne of hypocon- 
draical passious aud symptomes are fallen upon me, which is a 
melancholy disease, and must be handled gently with prepara- 
tives; for the humour is sturdy, and violence will rent and 
destroy all the fabrick. The cause proceeds from a surfeit : of 
reading men and books. 

I have read over your Ovicfs Metamorphosix ; at first view I 
took it to be a heape of sand -without cement, all independent ; 
but upon the review, I take it to be the best piece of a school 
boy that hath well laboured aud beaten out only two theams. 


The first, Anfe obitum nemo — which takes up the whole first 
half part of the infelicity of Agennrs Prot/cMie. The latter part, 
— Nihil cst iiito (jiioil pcrstct in orhe. Where the mutations and 
vicissitudc of tliings arc summarily cnumerate. 

I liave latel y read lialzac, where I havc beeii set upon the rack 
and torture, expecting sonic higli conceit, and ncver more de- 
lighted, thcn whcn I most failcd, adniirinnj with otliers what I 
lcast iindcrstood. Ilis letters to the cardinall and bishop scems 
to be a piece of Davids Psalines conferd upon man for tlie most 
excellent piece ; to be a courtier, is to be something prophane. 
Ilis love letters to Clorinda sound as if they wcre translatcd out 
of some old ballads, only leaving out tlie counterpit play, the 
ging of rime. I do passionately disafiect that trite obsoleto 
valedure; your most humble, your tres humble and afiectionate 
servant, it seems like the overworne statute lace of yourgroome 
or footman, and best befits them. In all his letters like Lipsius, 
i>r sir Ilenry Wotton, ever grumbling aud complaining of his 

I have read over Heywoods Commentaries upon 3Ierlins, or 
rather his own prophesies, until Ilen. 2. dayes, speaking of 
Kosamond ; so far good and true out of the copies of Jefi^cry of 
IMonmouth and Alanus de Insulis expositions ; all the following 
is false aiid faigned, yet a good poet, but no prophet. And 
whatsoever is cited by our late prognosticks as prctended from 
Merlin, is forged and supposititious, makiug new prophesies to 
fancie their desires, or sound to tho present times and histories. 

I, wearied with reading books, began to study men. I made 
a snrvay of ail the gentlemens houses, and without a pack of 
cards last Christmas plaid alone. I see one a general good 
housekeeper fur a very age, he keeps hospitality, payes his ser- 
vants wages quarterly : But what's the catastrophe.' He dies, 
his servants have spent their wages for their masters honour, and 
their own reputation ; when they be dissolved,an habitual idle- 
ness brings povertie, miserie. An other runns in debt unto his 
servants ; but at the close weakens, almost ruines hisown estate ; 
here are objects of piety ; pitie I can uot, I am not yet so weak. 
An other out of an ample soul, and unbounded liberal disposition, 
flies into high exorbitances, vast expenses, but fore-seeing the 
future inconvenience breaks off suddenly ; and this is least to be 
lamented, for j-ou shall onh^find some pantomiues andparasites 
dishevel'd, and in short time all redintegrated. 

And who gets the advantage? the country farmer will tell 
3'ou, these great house-keepers bring all the beggars in aregion 
to his parts, and never a one of these beggars, but expect from 
us some almes, with continual clamours at our doores. Your 
private gentlemaa finds the price of provisiou raised to a third 


part, and therein suffers. And formypart, I am as afraidto lie 
in a great gentleraans house as in an inn, besides the abatement 
of my content, for I had rather be observed, then observe the 
will of an other. 

If I look upon the countrie man, he's no other to me then one 
that's borne some thousand leagues out of Christendome, or 
rather men moving like trees : and if I breath a gentle gale of a 
good morrow, they will move and bendwith a soft murmur. If 
I tread upon a doggs taile by chance, he will turne back and 

In these lumpish passions I have some pleasing iutervals, I 
can both laugh and sleepe. I take a merry book into nn-haud, 
say it be that J/ortuum Capuf, old Aristotle his Organnn in the 
bare Latine text. Oh! how I can chink at his pretty conceits ; 
the burden of all his merr}' catches is, Necessarium enim est. I 
have an other better remidie to my malady ; I take a piece of 
that Asiaticke redundance under mine elbow, Galen de tempera- 
mentis or his Commentary upon Hippocrates, Ile undertake he is 
so tedious, that before you have read one page and perfectly 
understand it, you shall fall asleep. 

For bishop Andrews and Dr. Donne, I could never conceive 
better of them, then as a voluntarie before a lesson to the lute, 
which is absolutely the best pleasing to the eare; but after 
finished absolutely forgotten, nothiug to be remembred or re- 

I have lately made an essay to beat out a theme tending to 
Papisme from the primitive fathers, although I am no Eo- 
manist ; the same on the contrary for the Protestaut. I faith- 
fully searched and copied out with mine own eyes and hands 
the proofes from the authors themselves. But the terme of mine 
intention was this; Pme thoroughly perswaded that none of the 
first 600 centurists knew either Papist or Protestant, as ques- 
tions not at all questioned at those times. And therefore I will 
neither appeal to theni as judges or advocates or wituesses: but 
like uuto pigeon feathers of which the opticks write, the causes 
of the variegatious and diversity of lustres proceeds from the 
contrary lights, or lookings through mediums diversly tincted : 
diversity of education, and discrepancie of the first principles 
instilled into each man begets a pertinacy in paradoxes ; in these 
controversies, the disputant and latter writers wrest the fathers 
to their own appetite, making them like a bell to sound as they 
please to interpret, or iike the iudeiited January tablets which 
represents two several figures at several stations, like change- 
able taffeties or marmoles in a decaying fire, every one phansies 
his own phantasms. 

Bless me, and far be it from me to derogate from the sanctity, 

240 ArrENDIX IX. 

integrity aiul piirity of the ancient fathers, bnt that rcading of 

theni doesconduce to ]<nowledge and holiness; only I averr that 

in our quarrels in religion they were neitlier sticklers or seconds. 

Sir, a little sluniber beginneth to seise upon nie, and so I 

take leave until I awake 

vour niost obscrvant. 

P. K, 


ITistorj' — the reading of the Jews and Romans is snperlative 
foradniiration : and what is to be wondrcd at in all theseexcept 
two, one David, and one Augustus? The country of Judea a 
small canton, some threescore niiles over, and sixscore long, an 
other Yorkeshire. And for their kings they walkcd all in the 
sins of their fathers, and lie did evil in the sight of the Lord, 
walking in the way of his father: and I know not how many 
times reiieatcd in walking in the way of Jeroboam : for he 
walked all the waies of Jeroboam. The reading of these kings 
breeds danger; for they are for the niost part writ historically, 
not exemplarily for imitation. I wril not tliis to derogate from 
the power and glory of our Saviour; for the first page of St. 
Matthews gospel is sutficient for ine to give belief to his descent 
from David, and to believe the ten ancestors of Josenh supplied 
by St. Matthew, rather then if I hnd thcm from the Old Testa- 
ment; or rather upon even terms Saint Luke that hath nothing 
from the Old Testament untill he conie to Nathan the sonne of 
David, except Salathiel and Zorobabel. From the cratch to the 
crosse all our Saviours proceedings argued his humility; and 
therefore no marvell if he was boru in so base degenerous a 

For the Romans! what people more base, more subdued and 
enslaved ! The (irst ten or twelve emperours slain by one an- 
other. The other following all strangers; so that thej' have 
been subject, I say subdued, by all tbe barbarous nations of the 
world. Trajan a Spaniard, Antonie Pius a Franck, Pertiuax of 
base ignoble progenie, Severus an Affrican, that great enemy 
and emulous compeer to the Roman empire ; Heliogabalus an 
Assyrian, iEmilian a Mauritane, Probus a Dalmatian, Alaricus 
the Goth sacked Rome. And at present tliej' will rather suffer 
the German, the Spaniard, the French, thcu a native Italian 

Let us examine the authours; Livie with Holinshed and 
Stow I compare: Livie tild up with the names of Cdusuls and 
officers; and the other with lord maiors feasts and sheriffs of 
London. Let Lipsius summe up his syllable, and tel you of his 
Polybius, Herodotus, Xenophon, his master Tacitus, and others, 


aiul give you his encomiunis and criticisms: as if all the erudi- 
tion of the world was confined to that formerage: you shall finde 
as high polities, as gaUant elegant polite jihrase, as ever Livie, 
or Sueton, or any of the ancient writ, if you peruse Mariana for 
the Spanish history, Eosiers for the French, Cambden and Poli- 
dore for the English, Buchanau for the Scot ; of all I commend an 
obscure nian, Egnatius, a sweet compendium of the empire, with 
a rii;ht elegant Livian phrase. 

The abbot of Uxsperge I believe to his age (I mean in his 
time) writ an elaborate and right eley:ant stile, thongh now it 
seems barbarous. The same I say of Mathew of VVestminster, 
Henry of Huntington, Paris the Frencli herald, Hector Boetius, 
and Mariana the Scot, with the rest of their age. My reason, 
being now translated into our modern languages, they make 
perfect hxnguage, wliich in their daies was dissonant to ours : my 
conclusion, by howmuch they diiiered froni the common idiome 
at those daies, they seemed so much the more polite, terse, and 

Baronius and his contractor Spondanus for ecclesiastical his- 
tory are plain handsome good Latine : but Functius and our re- 
nowned ^Mountague, the light and lionour of our nation and age, 
upon the same subject writ with more grace, magniticence and 
elegancy. Where I note uiito you that Mountague to my know- 
ledge had been as voluminous as any (whose pieces I believe 
are extant still in manuscripts) did not the disingenuous parsi- 
mony of our Englisli people hiuder the glory of our nation in 
disbursing for the press. 

The Elzevirian edition in small manuals of all the kingdomes 
and commonweaUhs to the number of about forty ; these are 
choice pieces selected from all the best authors: biit I can not 
tell how tbe authors will take it, to be thus shuffied, and cut, 
niutihited, disinembred, and mangled, aiid thus hashed and 
made into an olla-podrina, I know not how (if living) they 
would relish it. 

Speeds Clironide is incomparable for good ; a party-coloured 
cento (Ausoiiius never writ so good) consarcinated from the only 
wits of those dayes; for the compiler was takeu from a manual 
trade ; amongst the lest the life of Heu. was written by 

doctor Barkhani, in o|iposition or rather to suppresse the same 
life written by oiie Mr. Boulton a Rom:in catholick, who did too 
much favour the haughty carriage of Thomas of Becket ; poor 
Mr. Draper had a priucipal hand in composing and coUectiug 
all togetlier. 

But I have read and run over for use all domesticke and 
exotick authors; I havecomposed a piece, a worke I dare call 
it, aud greater then all euvy own it, if the adstipulation of sir 



Johii Be.iumont the father, Mr. Camdeii aiid Mr. Seklen will 
take place. 

Tlie contents a gencalop;y to the protoplast Adam, continued 
witliout any internii.ssion, for the most part above tuenty lines, 
at the least with seven or six, dii;ested chronoloi;ically by cen- 
turies, to decline deceit with the i^eneration and lives of all the 
emperors, kinirs aiid priiices of the universal world, inoculated 
into my greater steniin, provitied, if aiiy history liave mademen- 
tion of them. This I have writ in Latine called Eutiania. But 

miserable cafastrophe ! all this was written for the iioiiour of 
the late kiiif; Charles: and since he hath lost his life aiid king- 
domes, l must lose mv labours. And iny deare child (for so I 
call it) begot in the vigour of my virility, which 1 ever hoped 
should have been transanimated into aii ainarantlius, sliall now 

1 fear be metamorphosed to the fading flowre cald Jilius ante 

Adieu history. 

§. 3. 

Languages — English I speak, Latine I write. In the Hebrew 
and Greek, I can beat out a theme and a root ; Spanish and 
Italian I understand ; and what nnist I doe willi these laii- 
guages? for the former, if I were a publique professor with an 
annual andlife terminal pcnsion, I could chop aiid chans^e many 
readingj, and ])erhaps aiid amongst a thousand sonie new cri- 
ticisme. For the latter provincial languages! wiil yon liave me 
a translator? a thing less then my selfe, and an iiigenuous 
English soul to be a sectarie to any forraigne nation; and pri- 
vately to make use, and assume as mine own invention any of 
their writings. I scorn to be a Mango or a Plagiarie. The 
French language I am wilfully ignorant of, my reason reserved. 
Take this excursion, the Latine within it self is a very empty 
and hungry lansuage, borrowes all his words both of arts and 
ofBces from the Greek. Great Tiberius might have sav'd its 
complement of asking leave when he iianied the ivords Mono- 
poh-, arid an Embleme: he might needs have long and tedious 
circumquaques to expresse them, which after so inany yeers are 
not yet invented. I ! the Latines are so ignoraiit, that they 
knew neither God, father nor niother : and so uncivilized, that 
the}' knew iiot what a pair of gloves was until they had them 
from the Greeks. Aiid wliat beggarly, rude baibarons sirnames 
they have for their geiitry; Fabius Piso, Scipio, Caligula, 
Asinius, Goodman Bean, and Pease, Mr. Cudgell, Gafter sinall- 
breeks, Goodman Ass. And moreover take notice, it seemes the 
Venetian was bound for the repayment to the Greeke. For the 
grand-seignior, and the Greeks altogether use in their terms of 


war aiid trade the Italian stanipe. The Spaniards and we, 1 
firid, have no interchange ot words either by commerce or con- 
quest. I only tind these two words commou to both, mucho and 
dozern), much and a dozen. 

But, I speak to tlie whole world, I have a new repertion, the 
TJniversal Character. Neither will I rake into the great Scali- 
cers urne ; his device required more then a Ciesar to suppnrt it. 
I cast all up with a few counters ; the labour is alreadj' tinished ; 
the learner, let him be but an ordinary abedarian in his own 
languatre, inay read and write within two hours space any mis- 
sive letters. This I dare promise for ten languages, if not 
more : the Cliina's have a way, so goes report, sure tiine and 
trafiique liad by this transported it, if either true or seasonable: 
my way I could expresse in lesse then a sheet of paper, which 
if I should expose to the publique view, would seem no bigger 
tlien a ballad, which not being annexed to a greater volume, 
my name (which I have ever studied in an honest way to pre- 
serve, and to transmit to posterity) this narae would be lost ui 
so small a trifle. 

Musick — I do not love that one of the seven liberal sciences, 
nay one of the four and none of the trivials, should be made a 
prostitute at every dore with a fidler. Vocal, when I was young, 
I knew, but drawn from it, because those convents begat good 
company, but bad husbandry. Instrumental and cathedral, I 
have ever been wilfuUy ignorant of, because I have dearly loved 
theni, and if I had learnt them to a perfection, this satiety 
niight have bred a nauseous distast and surfeit, as in other 
things, and then I had had nothing to delight in. But, alas! this 
conceit hatli failed nie, for now all church-musick, my highesi 
terrene conteut, is abandoned amougst us. 

Farewell delights. 


Because Aristotle and Cicero were wise in some things, must 
they be demi-gods in all.' perchance I can not be Aristotle if I 
would, and what if I could? I would not. Thus writes Peter 
Ranius; and what if I said as niuch of them, l! and of Peter 

They talke of catholick doctrines, which everj' one is bound 
to believe. I know no universals but these three. Twonotioual, 
that there is a God, and number, one, two, three, ten, twenty, &c., 
wliich Iiath the sanie accompt amongst all men in all nations. 
^^anieri una est et tadem apud omnes ubique gentium ratio- You may 
add to this a practical universe, your mumuiariumminutum, youx 
goldsmiths graine, (not a barley corne) which is one and same 

244 ArPKNDlX IX. 

in all iialioiis of tlie world iiiviolatc, llic same staiiii», tlie saiiie 
exainple conterd. 

The tliird univcrsal is appetile; everv |)eifect aiid ini])erfect 
liviiifj creatiire ac(|iiires siislenaiice to eate aiid driiik. For exis- 
teiitial or sensiial, I graiit inany, that there is a siin that shineth, 
tiiat the fire heatcth, &e., yet a bliiid niaii aiid the jiaraiytick 
dciiics l)olli. 

Soinc talk of the virtue of herbs, others of llic inHueiice aiid 
eftect of stars, botanology and astrology : bolh vaiiie, both false, 
because maii is prone to beconie like God to divine aiid •work 
iniracle.s, are these toyes or rather pretty conceits thrust upon 
us. The nierchant to veiid his druggs deviseth large proinises 
by wonders; aiid ahvayes ol)>crvc, his last invcnted carries the 
greatest naiiie for niiracle. Your hcrbarist to l)ci;et a love to the 
knowledge of i)laiits (whicli indecd is coinmeiiilablc in it selfe,) 
but would pcrish, except upheld by the vain proinises of cures. 
Th.e eveiit iiideed, ■wliich is oiily accident or imagination, hath 
sometimes confirmed the ciire. We might spare an abundance 
of Mr. Johnsons and Mr. Parkinsons individiial and acciiiental 
addilioiis wliicli arc only lu&iis iuxuriitnlh natiira:. 

Astroiioiny, a iioble science of per])ctiials, ■wouhl be neglectcd. 
For I could kiiow tlie day by tlie ri.-iiig aiid sctting of the sun, 
aiid noon by the barne door or church wall siiificient for use. 
But hope of divination by astrology does perfect it to every de- 
gree and moment. I am not ignorant in the tryall of both, and 
therefore speake with more confidence. Passion a me! see 
where Mr. doctor comes peltii g and chating like his apothecary .' 
Good Mr. doctor a word, we know j'our trade well enough ; ail 
is but fast anil loose ; bole and jalap, or plantane and spurge will 
do all this. Or weele go a littlc farther and make your whole 
business addition aiul suhstraction, both which fasting andfeast- 
ing will perforine ; fasting with a little barley-water, and feast- 
ing with }-our aromatical spices, cinnamon, iiutmegs and cloves, 
wassal powder, perhaps a little black ambar, which are your 
chiefest ingredients for cordials- But now reverend sir, to you 
that understaiid without sarcasnies; if you be inaster of niethode, 
whicli reqiiires loiig study, great judgement, a few things will 
suffice ; neither iieed ye tliat empirical trash of numerous simples. 
But above all in all, avoid, nay abhor the judgement of the 
stars ; it is aboininable false, scandalous to infamy; if you but 
once erect a figure for experience, you will hear that word coii- 
jurer, a fowle staine, that all the earth of Owburne will iiot 
scowre out. 

Now comes in the foure elements, fire, aire, earth, water, the 
principles of which nian and all bodies are coiiipounded. Malum ! 
a pox ou"t there's iio such thing. If indeed 1 were to plant my 


selfe and biiild a house, I wnukl take special care of all tbese, 
wood and coal for tire, the best earth for corne and meddow: 
faire rivers or springs to have my water without charge; and a 
good air for tlie health of my body. I would have my house 
not composed, but fitted with these elements : but to example 
these into the four complexions, and tell me of iemperamentum ad 
pondus et ad justiliam, §•<,•., chips chips, pigeon feathers, trica 
apinm (juisquilicp. I have seen tall men and low, the bright hair 
and the black, all constitutions; wise and foolish, valiant and 
cowardish, sicke and healthful ; and he that tells me that tish in 
the sea have fire in theirbellies, I had as lieve they told me the 
sea burnt. But we must supply you with something in lieu of 
these; what say you to virtus stellaris? cast otf your old obso- 
lete words, occult quality, synipathy aiid antipathy, betake you 
to synentebechy and idiosyncresy, tliese puzzle you, anil make 
you little the wiser; well, I will give you an accompt of them 
the next moone at our gossip scepticks house. But if you talk 
Greek, you will be discovered ; betake you to the Atlantis lan- 
guage for raisons in nature. Say Iliaster Arclmus, that is the 
internal star, the syderian spirit, faher occultus, and that this 
sperma primum or ens seminis in a grain of wheat is the 8200 
paxt prnportio anatica. For minerals, you may rantit over thus; 
concerning their generation, that they have the seeds of petrifi- 
cation, and sal in gorgnri within themselves, dilating the terres- 
trial residence by the handsof their own concretive spirit. Then 
fall upon the rabbies tifty gates of intelligence and light. And 
if you fall upon the extatique phansie of the oplocrisme, the 
theory of tnagnatisme and doctrine of efBuxions, that this radical 
activity streames in semi-immaterial threds of atomes con- 
ducted by the mumial efflux, &c., wonder and amazement! 
Never Abrahamraan or Parico spake purer language. 

An other talks of reason ; I acknowledge none, but that •we 
are governed by sense. One writes that the soiil retired unto 
her selfe, into her selfe, and reflexed by the principles of her own 
divinity, sees every thing, &c Toj-es, vanities, how manj' 
thousand chymsBras, strange forms, phantomes, illusions, does 
the brain retired present, which presently are vanished, when 
the ej'es doe open and fix upon auy known object: where is onr 
faith but in our eares.' faith comes by hearing: Oh. Yet a mad 
man hath his sense yet no reason ! 'Tis denyel, look upon his 
eyes ; they stare, they rowle, they are unfixt : place his eyes firme 
and you rectitie that which you call reason. Children have 
feares and bugbears in the dark ; a candle does disperse them 
and rectifie their weak eyes. Mopsa and Philoclea have the 
same or equal soules, only distinguished by breeding or their 
organs of sense. I will accompt him a sublime rational, that 


caii discribe his la?t niglits dreame with all tlie scencs, varia- 
tions, niotions, fif;uies, colours, transactions, transcursions : and 
him a true rational that can e.v tempore speak non-sense; no 
man can do either that is master of his common sense; but it is 
an otlicr niatter if any one will contraiiict me with liis eyes shut, 
clatisis qiind dkhvr ocidis mnlcdicere. 

l?ut I shall have such a sliull of sophisters peltintj at me with 
their uts and ergos, Aristoile and Kcckermaii lilio e' uiiil rauvale. 
Good boyes be a little patient, I will rectifieyour masters. Lo- 
gicon aiid logica are the derivatives of lopos ; logns la sermo as 
well as raiio, or number, so that you may define a nian to be a 
living creature that can nnmber, whereas no other creature ean 
nuinber except man. But rather hnmn est animal oratinnale, 
inan is a creature that caii speak. We have no other defiiiition 
of a dog, biit that he is a four-footed beast that barks ; a cock 
that he is a feathered fowl that crowes; a partridge jeukes, &c. 
The Latines from the Greeks have a inore ready expression for 
the inarticulate voice of every creature, and fitter for definition. 
Cervus plocitat, lepus vagit, hipus vlulat, vulpecula gannit, mui 
mintriit, perdix cacubat, accipitcr piput, milvvs lipit, passer pipit, 
regulus zinzilidat, &c. An other talks of seven plaiiets ; amoiigst 
these Jlercuiy; I acknowledge none such, nay I deiiy liim. I 
never saw him, though early and late I have waited for liim. 
Nay, 110 man ever saw him. Origanus and Argalus our only 
two ephemerists differ twelve degrees in their calculation,others 
seven ; when as in others they misse rot a second third or tenth. 
Now my merchant Mercury {Mercuricus diciiur a mercibus) is 
never 27 or 30 degrees from the sun ; and if lie be within 15 he 
is combust and invisible ; by this consequence. when and where 
must I go seeke my stilbo? And what a ridiculous thing is 
it, that Mercury never being above 27 degrees from the sun 
(called his maxima distantiu) should ever appeare, when the 
moon a more glorious body, more diaphanous, and more capable 
of lustre, never appears untill the prime, wliich is about three 
dayes after her departure from the sun, and is neer or about 36 
degrees. An. Dom. 1652. Jaii. 25, 26, 27, Veiius and Mercury 
conjunct, all clear evenings, Tenus niost full of lustre; no other 
star appearing neer her by ten yards in the eyes coniputation, 
Anno prcedicto May 18 n 8, § © 1, no appearance of Mer- 
cury, their distance 23 degrees. But then you will have me 
take one of the days out of the week, and marke Wednesdaj' with 
a black coal, and brand all antiquity with ignorance. No, we 
will find a supply, neither assume any thing to our own inven- 
tion, but revive antiquity ; I have found out another Mercury 
etired into his far recesse. Your stella Criiiita, your blazing 
.»tar, vour comet, he bears the same office of secretarv or herald 


to denounee war, never above 60 degrees frnm the sun, some- 
tinies before, soinetimes after his master ; sometimes visible, more 
oft not appearing, yet alwayes iii being. Read with me the part 
of AlbohazKii par. 8. lib. compl. in Judic. stellarum in rtvolutione 
annorum mundi, cap. 32. p. 94. Scias etiam quod cum comet. §-c. 
Know also that wiien a comet shall appeare in tiie revolutiou of 
the yeer, or in any quarter, or in any sign the occasion will be 
according to the place of Mercuryin thatyeer: if he be oriental 
it will be oriental ; if occidental, the comet wiU be occidental, 
and it will be removed when Mercury shall be combust: J^tol. 
tract. 2. c. 9. the star with a tayle is assiniulate to Mars and 
Mercury in nature. 

An other cpetious presumption. Hermins amongst the ar 
morists are derived o{ htrmw, squared stones which did resemble 
Mercury, or Herines without a head to adorn that 
ever\- spot sliould staud, for a Herniffi containing the images of 
ancestors : our blasiiig star or comet represents this Mercury 
with his flaming haire thus 

The Israelites knew this indicial Mercury in their passage 
throuiih the wildernesse (Exod. 13.) when the Lord went be- 
fore them in the night in a pillar of fire; and the magi in the 
New Testament wereguided by the same. These in memory or 
in semblance of the Mercurial statues, were fixt in all high 
wayes to point the several passages. 

Sir, still these are directed to j'ou whose absolute dex- 

terity and judgementis able either to create a nevv opinion in 

me or perfeetour proceedings. I liope I shall take good rest ; 

till moruing 1 hunibly take leave. 


Upon a slumber a rough survay fell upon me, of the fashion of 
ages, and diversity of church governments: how sacred aud 
superstitious the antients were in the nuniber of their prayers, 
their Pater Nostcrs ; how idolatrous we are become to the nura- 
ber seven in idolizing a sabbath, with two sermons and long 
conceived prayers. In q. Elizabeths time when religion was 
in her purity, even at very court a few lent sermons served 
the turne : but both these in their extiemes may be moderated; 
and if we did well consider the 6 of St. Matthew, we ought not 
to be Battologists, and Polulogists, like the Gentiles thinking 
to be heard for their much babbling : but this mine opinion (God 
reforme me if I thiiike amiss) Our Father, or rather the Lords 
prayer once repeated with a true submission to tlie ordinance and 
a roental energy, we shall have all Ihings sufficient granted, for 


so the text proniisot!), for thc Father knnweth whereof ye liave 
need before ye askeof him. Aiid the particle ovto^ is derived 
froni the ])riniitive avro^ qmisi 6 (wroc, i.e. ipse ; tiie adverb 
hoc, Iflcin thc sanic, iiot varicd with a jicriphrase fioc modo, and 
the Grecks will adniit of snch ;idvcrhs as the Latine do not, you 
may forcc ime, ipsissimc. Tiie Kiicliarist in the priiuitive church 
was celebrated with only repeating the Lords prayer. St. Lnke 
hath XiYsn say, and no more. 

The numerous volumes of the primitive fathers (in this doubt 
in reverence I spare to name tliem) but let it be Plutarch or 
Plinie, I niuch amaze at thcm ; all the sheep skins in a region 
will not niake pnrrhnicnt for oiie fowle copy, 3000 at least. In 
so niucli that I believe, that posterity using the criticisms of 
compariiig stiles when the phrase did symphonize, did bestow 
other mens writiiigs to otlier authors classes of most renown. 

I could nanie some iii these our very dayes that have written 
stiles masculine and sinewy; their methode, matter and eonceit, 
rich, pious, reserclied : but 1 fiiul upon everv occasion, they are 
pressing into the press, aiid so become exhaiisted, grow enervate, 
flaccide, have iiot their pristine vigour and vivacity. Ple pass 
them by, and only nieddle with them whose ashes are covered 
in the Flaminiaii fields; such in times past was Barnaby Rich 
the philologist with his motto malo me divitemesse, that boasted, 
this was the 36 book writ by the author. Or old Jlr. Barnard 
of Odcomb the theologiie, that upon every occasion of contro- 
versie offered in those dayes (which were many) would ever be 
sure to be bobbing into print. These weie accompted in those 
days rare men, but now an act of oblivion hafh passed upon all 
their works; and what stileand authors the future age will pro- 
duce, and whether they v/ill be perpetuate, shall nothing 
trouble ine. 

Bellarmine and our countriman Stapleton with some other 
schoolmen, I have read some part of them (though but little) or 
rnn over. Voluminous men farced up with authorities, and 
fathers gathered to their hands, of which if they were devested, 
they would appear but poor naked sceletons. Let them lie 
aside; versing with Papists and pitch are alike. 

Knoxe the Seot(an arguinent drawn from the notation of tbe 
name) his discipline hath begot so niany knocks that I abso- 
lutely renounce them. 

The Attick aichjeologist (full of reading, paines and learning) 
hath moulded up a picce of antiqnity, extiacted for the most 
part from the poets, Lycophron, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Euri- 
pides arid the scholiasts, and obtrudes upon us these to be the 
general customes of the Athenians : as if one in future age should 
make all England in ages past to be a Bartholomew faire, be- 
cause Ben. Johnson hath writ it. Or that the condition of all 


our English woinen may be drawn out of Shackespeers nierry 
wifes of Windsor; or the religion of the low-countrimen from 
Mr. Amiiiadab in the Alchymist: or from Massingers Mr. 
Greedy, a hungry justice of peace in Xottinghamshire : or 
Will-doe the parson of Gotham the condition of all the couiity. 
These may be applyed to Rosinus and Goodwins Roman anti- 

Oh ! my left side! now I quarrel with mine old shooes anti- 
quities ; forwhy should I value them better then my new ones? 
only they will serve to burn by the fire side, and save my shins, 
rather then walk abroad a la mode according to the times. 

For armory and algebra, I leave them to great men ; by the 
armes in a church window they may know the tenure of lands; 
by algebra the value of their leases and monies. 

Hold me not vain glorious ; I speak it to my shame ; Ptolo- 
mies, Copernicus, Sconerus, q. EIizabeth's the prutenick tables, 
Tycho I have calculated by them all : vain man tliat I am, I 
was not borii to that fortune to be a meer contemplative man ; 
and the period of these sciences is to make a ridiculous alma- 
nack, or calculate a nativity, fuU of paines, fuU of falshood, 
dicti errores, mendacia deliciis plena, operosi ludi, and to the 

And for geometry and trigonometry how ravishing soever in 
the reading, I was iiot born to so low a fortune as to lead the 
divel in a chain. 

The art of shadowes I knowwell, and have added new reper- 
tions to find a polaritie by the suns ray, to know the less then a 
minute by a horizontal ; to take the aititude of the sun or stars 
exactly by a house end ; simple man that I am (quoth Caxton) 
these are fit for none but a brother squire of the clock-house to 
attend Bow-bell. 

I have read some part of the translation de ovo, and the gene- 
ration of animals ; exquisite bawdery ; the man is horrible ob- 
scene aiid scurrilous, yet with the lawes and rules of nature, hee 
is mad with reason, and maintaines Aretinisnie in the abstract 
by the highest philosophy. Had they kept it lockt up in the 
Latine vestery, and none but the arch flamines of .^Esculapius 
his temple to have entred into it, the piece had been incora- 

Your romances and gazettes are the only harmless useful 
readings; there is pleasure in the reading, and nothing to 
burden the memory after: for to speak the Archadias phrase, 
is an affectednesse distasted by all, and to relate a story from 
thence is ridiculous to the prudent ; only j-ou may say such is a 
pretty piece, and such a pretty passage. 

I could save you a great deal of labour in buying and readiiig 
your criticks or comments upon any autliors, Servius, Beioaldus, 


Ai^ellius, Varro, Vitnivius, Julius l'ollux; your civilians de 
reriim et Virhoriim siiinijicalione, Vipian, Tereutius, Cicilius, 
Martianus aiul a 100 niore. You niay find all tliese gatliered 
togetlier in a handful in Holyocks Dictionary. 

Oli ! how the witui riseth and fumes mto my head ? your 
.statute books, your lawes civil and conimon, you may lay them 
aside : for e\eiy quarter we havc a repeul ; and wliy should 
1 read tliem, wlien they will not scrve for i^ractice? 

For your ])hysitians and i)hilosophers, I tind tliem all to be 
but Friday moinings, and Suiidayes in the afternoon, nothing 
but repetitions and elutriations : only sonietinies varying the 
methode; and sometiines the phrase, and niany tinies like pla- 
giaries stealing whole pages without comnuMnmoration of his 
author. And it wili anger a nian tliat witliin less tlien an age 
Bergerdicius sliould shoulder out my old frieiid Keckerman, and 
Sennertus my dear Fcrnelius, aiid niy illuniinate doctor Leonard ; 
wliat ho[)es of eternity shall our best authors have? 

I compare Virgil and Silvester, and write them absohitely the 
best poets in their respective languages: Silvcster had all froni 
Dubartas; Virgil from Ilonier; if niy assertion faile, Macrobius 
will attest it: Ilonier from an Egyptian pnct, and Dubartas 
from an old Latine copy which I have seen, conii^osed, as 
thought, by some leligious man in a rimiiig he.xanieter. 

I f;ir prefer Hoiners Vlysses before Don Quixcte, as the more 
exquisite piece of drollery : besides, the phrase in the bare 
Latine translation runs like a smooth blanck jambick with a 
mystick concealed nuniber. 

There's an old school book lies by tlieie, you may know it to 
be bound in shee])s-skin by the mouldiuesse, a neglected thiiig; 
but take it up, perhaps it may be the pelt of the golden-fieece ; 
'tis Palingenius. If you aim at the Iieight aiid pitch of humane 
learning, prefer him before Agrippa, Geber de Fluctibus, Lul- 
lius, Libanius or Hermes, to converse with angels, to attaiii to 
the philoso[)hers stone, the universal medicine, the elixar; in 
his Capricorne and Pisces he excells them all (so by relation 
given me, and commended to me) but, good faith I confess 
though I have read them over, I understand none of them. 

Sir, a little rest. Aiid I beseech you let your fair white 
hands be the milken way in this our lower sphere, whereby 
these may pass to our lesser gods. If you present it to the 
illustrious and iiluniinate, if thcy but cast one ray 

of their splendor upon it, it may uncloud all mine enveloped 
melaiicholy, and produce in ine better thoughts. 

§. 5. 
Oh ! now, now conies llie torture, now my allegorical head- 


piece is rent ■n'ith Scotoms. A relapse of tbe Surfeit of men. 
I have exposed my selfe to all sorts and conversed with them ; 
the illiterate and proselite in humane letters understands me 
not ; the learned will have the sanie liberty to reject nie, or 
aspire to the same kind of tyrannie to usurp over nie, or rather 
a livid passion will possess them ; or at least that they know 
more and better things themselves : Alas! the whole island of 
Anticyra brings not forth medicine sufficient for this mischiefe, 
though applyed by JMelampus hands; I must apply to mine 
own remedies. Abstinence in the first place; hereafter farewel 
men, farewel books, only some elect and singular reserved. 
The parergon is past the result foUowes 
Qxi yap iKpiva rov tictvai ti tv vfuv ei /i») 'lijcrovv Xptorov 
(cai TOVTov taravpiofitvov. 

Zotli CoUi/rium Nardininn and Zoili Collyrium Nicarium are 
two of the best washes for dinim sighted decaying eyes, and old 

P. K. 
Written by the author of this sentence, 
Phiiippi Tridconta-Si/llabo^n 

Neminis sanquinem pro mea rtUr)ione effandi cupio, prceter 
ialcatoris nostri Jesu. 

Cognomen alias quare 

The second reading, an additional survay of men 

Of the decaij rf learning. 

A letter written in an exotick language to seignior Giovanni 
Junctino, and metaphras'd into our modern times. 

Mt dearest Junctino, living, in a manner, out of the pale of 
Christendome, where I only see men walking hke trees, I wea- 
ried my self with close scrutinie into the cause of tbe decay of 
learuing and contempt of learned nien. 

In the tirst place I found this decay to proceed from want 
of flattery. Mistake me not! adulatiou is a general terme for 
complacency, and blandishment (so saies our great master of the 
sunimes) to commeiid a nian, if not according to ■what he is, yet 
aecording to that he shoukl be : not so much to praise him, as 
to provoke him to make himself wortliy of such praise. To 
delight a man disconsolate with a tender collubencie least he 
faint in tribulation, these are an act of friendship, a laudable 
virtue which we eall eutrapelia, candor, affability; society and 
conversation canuot subsist without delight. If eutrapelia after 


the i;|ihosi;iii ilialcct lic talicii in the woiser spiisp, lot euclia- 
lislia take iihtco, a jjjiatoful recordatioii of i^ootl tuni.s. 

The Roniaiiist hatii a suppilative wav of exaltinu; liis pnrty : 
if tlie luaii hc (luU and chiudy, shiw in cxprcssioii ; oli ! he's a 
saiictiliecl maii, wrapt \vitli cutluisiasnie, drawii iiito hiiuself 
with exiasies, ravished witti diviue aflhitiou, aud struck iiito 
a transport. If of inore loqnacity : he's the sword aud tarfrot, 
au Achilles of tlie ; he foruies all his notions iuto a syllo- 
gistick pyrauiis, and smites with the point; he hath an llercu- 
lean energy of soine chyniical panclneston. If his parts he more 
emineut; no uian s])eaks more waiKhtily, niore concisely ; his 
prevailint; el(H|uoiice consists in his own iirace, an cxaltpd 
charact: is tliis all? no! he is thc lislit "f liis natiou and tlie 
Christian world ; the exemplar of sauctity, the salt of the 
people, the doctor of the church. Nay, if you lind him in a 
tavern or a brothel housp, saiiit Marj' Mawdlin niust be ooii- 
verted : aiid our Saviour frequented the assembliesof publicaues 
and .siuners. Nay ! their region is so full of deities, tliat you 
uiay linde sooner (lod then a man amongst them. Tliey a.soribe 
larger horizoiis than their circuinscription requires, and the 
ppople receive them with am])lification more then a reality will 
well admit. I have kiiowu by expericnee a renowued kiiight 
soinetiines waviiig or palliating his religion ; who when he was 
a Ronianist, was accompted a Vatican of all the facultie.i, in 
whom all vigour of invention aiid judgement had lild up all 
numbers; but after his revolt was reputed as a fellow full of 
fungous and emptie intlations, a tnrra (kimnitta, no salt, no nitre 
in him: but upon liis returii again to his mothers lap, he be- 
came a competitour with Adam in his state of innocency. 

Now review what stigma's they have for the adversarv the 
Protestant. If a temperate man, you shall find his judgement 
faint, obscure, imperfect, all his expressions want sunshine. If 
of more language, a fellow niade up of puft past and cork ; he 
hath an alTeeted sprucenesse of S])eech, an infatuated salt. 

Run over witli me now the other extreme, what a blandish- 
ment and pilliation they have for theirrude and horrid absurdi- 
ties. If he have a contident presuming garrulity, such as play 
a Geneva gigg upon the Scotch small-pipes without a muzzle ; 
Oh! say they, queiich not the Spirit. If he be a saiiit new 
dubd of the last edition, whose asteriske is this, one that is 
drunk with the violence of selfe-action and singularity, of a 
turbulent sjiirit, a liinatick conscience aud splen, a seuiinary of 
seditious motious and reprovings, a bull of Basan bellowing and 
beating with his fore-hoof, an eager from Humber, an hurrican 
and whirlewind stnrming all before him: what say they? he is 
a Boanerges, a sonne of tluinder. 


Now liow faint and frigid are we amongst our sslves! we 
qiianel v.ith an emphasieorletter ; whereas these are maiiy times 
rather voluntary errors, disiiaijrniiig pedaiiticii trivials by a 
t;enerous carelessness. And if he be sonie eniinent man, Ave dis- 
coiirse his wisdome ia dividing, liis subtilty in arguing his re 
searched conceits, we wind him up with a periphrase, and transr 
figure him to sonie higher region : then conies in this partiele of 
three letters BVT; worse then Piautus his triun littrarum, 
worse then the Hebrew Tau, the Greek Tiieta, or the Latines 
lilacl^ Checlver and Cole, worse tlien our criminal stigmaticlvs at 
an Englisli arraignment, T.R.F. aiid disjoyiits all, dismantles 
ali, blurrs, blots, daslies all out, and at tlie iiigliest careere, lilie 
a resty jade, nial<.es a full stop, aiid casts his rider. And in this 
we see how implacable we are in otlier mens errors, and insen- 
sible in our owii detractions. ll'e give you some instances. If tlie 
nian be of teniper mild, aiid timerous in his message frcuir his 
Maker, tliat durst not trust his own extemporancy, but consults 
with liis remeiiibrancer, his book, extracted from the best 
divines, aud digesting his notions into a coiigenial coalition, 
from whom you may hear tliings choice and pertinent, succint, 
and dependiiig, all apted to the occasion, season, auditor, how dis- 
ingcniously will his frieiid come off scattering these wonls, Hee's 
a pretty man, but I could read as good a piece out of Dr. Aiidrews, 
or Mr. Perkiiis serinons : an other thus, If his notes were lost, 
wliere was all his learning? If a man have einpliasie and elocu- 
tion, whose conceptions and delivery receive spirit and lustre 
from each other, whose gesture breathes out living passions, and 
whosevocal hands reigii in mens affections, and inspire hisaudi- 
tory ; in whom you may fiiule a continued streiigth without de- 
ficiency, without inequality: how comes he of.' his classical 
friend will cry out Iie is a dramraatist, fitter to personate upon a 
theatre a Cassius or a Cataline. 

Will you have me tben summ a perfection in one man, and 
give you an exemplary idea for all mens imitation.' it is im- 
possible, I must borrow an abstract from that Lystrians Mer- 
cury that elect vessel, hia words : spiritual gifis are diversly 
bestowed : the eare is not the eye, the foot the liand ; follow 
after love, it encieth not, it thiiiketh no eiil; in tliis love (my 
dearest Junctnio) let usconcenter: let eveiyone share his part, 
if not ad pondus, yet at justitiam. He can not be so bad, if he 
be my frieiid, but I have something good to say of him : and if 
we doe slip in our expressions, let us rather commend his 
paines then blame his deticiency. To the wise it will seeme a 
friendly error, to intimate, if not what he is, yet to others it will 
appear what Iie ought to be. Ever declining the two shelves of 
detraction aiid blandishmeiit ; blandishment that sinister genius 
of fiattery, a vice tliat liumors with intent to gain, to nourish 
vice, or fraudulently to hurt. FiNis. 


Xo. X. Vol. i. ]>. 294. 


From " Tlic Trnth of onr Timcs: licveaJcd out of onc 
3fa7is Kxpc7'ience, hy wa^j of Kssay, icritten hy Ilenry 
Peacha7n. Lo7idon : Pri/ited hy JV. O. for lames 
Becket, a77d are to he sold at his shoppe at the i/iiddlc 
TcT/7plc gatc. 1()3S," l^-"". 

Ecclesiasticus siiitli, tliat by ^aXp., laiiglitcr, and apparell, a 
niau is kiiowiie wliat lie is. Tiuly iiotliiiii; niore di^coveieth 
tlie ijravity or levity of tlic niinde then apparell. 1 never kiiew 
ft solid or wise nian to afiect this popular vanity : wliich caused 
Henry the 4. of France to say iisu.-iiiy of his counsellors, and 
learneder sort of his couitiers, that tliey liad so much -within 
thein, that thft/ tiever cared to l)eg rcgard frnm fathers and gold 
Lice : and hiniselfe wouUl commonlv goe as plaine asan ordinary 
ejentleman or citizen, onely iii hjacive, sometiine in a snit no 
better than buckram. Tlie emperour Cliarles the 5. seldome or 
iiever ware any cfokl or silver about liim, save his order of tlie 
Fleece. And the plainnesse of our English kinccs in former 
times hath beer.e very remarkablo. Kiiii;- Henry the 8. was the 
first tliat ever ware aband about his neclc. and that very plaine, 
without lace, and about an incli or two in depth. Wee may see 
how tlie case is altered, hee is not a gentleman, nor in the 
fashion, wliose band of Italian cut-work now standeth him iiot 
at the least in three or foure pounds. Yea a semster in Hol- 
borne told mee tliat there are of threescore pnund price a piece ; 
and slioo-tyes, that goe under the naiiie of Roses, from thirty 
shillinirs to three, foure, and five pounds the paire. Yea a gal- 
lant of tiie time not long siiice, payd thirty pound for a paire. 
I would liave had liim by himselfe to liave eaten that dish of 
buttered egp;es prepared with muske and amber greece, which 
cost thirty and five pounds, aud « lien liis belly had beene full, to 
bave laid hini to sleep upon my Lady' N. bed, whose furniture 
cost her Ladiship tive hundred and three score pounds. 

I never knew anv wliolly affected to follow fashions, to have 
beene aiiy way usefull or profitable to the conimon wealth, except 
that way Aristotle aflirmeth the prodigall maii to be, by scat- 
tering his money ahout to the benefit cf many, tailors, semsters, 

' Lady Northampton. Malone's i\IS. note. 


silkmen, &c. Neither ever knew I any man esteemed the better 
or the wiscr for liis braverie, but aniong simple people. Now 
this thiiig we oall the Fashion, so nuich liunted and pursued 
after (like a thiefe with an hue and cry) that our taylors dog it 
into France even to the very doore. It reignes commonlj^ like 
an epidemi(;all disease, first infecting the court, then the city, 
after thc country ; fiom tiie countesse to the chainbriere, who 
rather than shee will want her curled lockes, will turiie them 
up with a liot p:iire of tongs, in stead of the irons. The Fasliioa 
(like an higher orbe) hath the revolution commonly every hun- 
dred yeare, when the same comes into request againe ; which I 
8aw once in Antwerpe handsomly described by an hee and 
«hee foole, turning a wheele about, with hats, hose, and doublets 
in the fashion, fastned round about it, which wlien they were 
below, began to mount up agaiiie, as we see them. For exam- 
ple, iu the time of King Henry the 7. the slashed doublets now 
used were in ref]uest, only the cpats of the kings guard keepe 
thesame form they did, since they were first given them by the 
said king, who was the first king of England that had a guard 
about his person, and that bythe advice of sir WU/iam Stanlei/, 
who was shortly after beheaded for treason, albeit he set the 
crowne (found throwne in a hawthorne bu^h) upon the kings 
head in the field. Afier that the Flemish fashiou in the time 
of King Henrv tlie 8. eame in request, of strait doublets, huge 
breches let out with iniffes and codpieces. Iii Queene Maries 
time the Spanish was much in use. In Queene Elizabeths time 
were the great bellied doublets, widc sawcy sleeves, that would 
be in everv dish before their master, and buttons as big as table 
men, or the lesser sort of Sandwich turnips: with huge rufFes 
that stood like cart wheels about their iieckes, aiid round 
breeches, not much unlike Saint Omers onions, wlieieto the long 
stocking without garters was joyned, which tlien was the earie 
of Leicesters fashion,aiid theirs who had the haudsoinest legge. 
The womeu wore strait bodyed gowns, with narrow sleeves 
rirawne out with lawne or fine cambricke in pufl^e, with high 
bolstered wiiigs, little ruflres edged with gold or blacke silke : and 
maides wore cawles of gold, now qiiite out of use. Chaiues of 
gold were then of lords, knights, and gentlemen commonly 
worne, but a chaine of gold now (to so high a rate gold is 
raised) is as much as some of tbem are wortli, 

The like variety hath beenc in hats, which have beene but of 
late years. Henry the 4. is commonly pourtrayed with a hood 
on his head, such as the liveries of the citv weare on their 
shoulders. Heiuy the 6. the 7- and 8, woie onely caps. King 
Philip iii England wore commonly a soin.vliat high velvet cap, 
with a white feather. After came in hats of all lashions, some 


with ciowns so liisl), tliat beholiliiig tliein fiiire ofT, you would 
have thoughtvou iiad discoveied the Tenariffc, tliose close to tlie 
liead lii;e barl)ci\s' basons, with uarrow brimnies, wee were at tliat 
tinie beliolden to Cadiz in Spaine for. Afler tlieni canie u|> 
those witli scjuare crownes, and lirimnies alniost as broad as a 
brewer's maslifat, or a reasonablc upper stone of a niustard 
queriie, wliicli aiiiong niy other epif,Mauiiiies' gave nie occasiou 

Soranzo"s broad brimd liat I oft compare 
To the vast coiii[)asse of tlie lieavenly spliicre: 
llis head, tlie eartirs globe, tixed uiuler it, 
Wliose ceiiter is his wondrous little wit. 

No lessc variety hatli biii in hat-bands, tlie cipresse being 
now quite out of use, save aniong sonie few of tlie graver sort. 

Wlierefore tlie Spaniard and Dutcli are much to bee com- 
mcnde.l, who for some hundreds of yeaies never altered thcir 
fasliion. but have kept alwayes one and the same. 

Tlie Switzers ever since that fatall aiid llnall overtbrow wliicli 
they gave to the duke of Burguiidy at 2S'ancy iii l.orraiii, liave 
worn thcir party coloure(i doublets, breeches, and codpieces, 
drawne out with huge imfFes of taffata, or linen, and theirstock- 
ings (like the knaves of our cards) jiarty coloured, of red aiid 
yellow or other colours. I remember at the taking in of the 
towne of Rees in Cleveland, betweene Wesel and Embrick upoii 
the river of Rliine, (I beiiig thers at the sametime) when a part 
of the Swisse quarter, being before the towne. was by accident 
burned, I demanded of a Swisse capiaine the reason of tlieir so 
niuch affectiiig colors above other nations : he told me tlie oc- 
casiou was honourable, which was this: At what tinie theduke 
of Burguiidy received his overthrow, aiid the Swisses recover- 
ing their liberty, he entred tlie lield iii all the state and pompe 
liee could possible devise, hee brought with him all his jilate 
and jewels, all his tents were of silke, of severall colours, which 
the battaile beiiig ended, being toriie all to pieces by tlie Swisse 
souldiers, of a part of one colour tliey iiiade them doublets, of 
the rest of other colours breeches, stockings, aiid caps, returning 
home in that habit; so ever since in reniembrance of thatfamous 
victory by them atchieved, and their liberty recovered, even to 
this day they goe still iii tlieir party-colours. Let mee iiot for- 
get to tell you the occasion of this mortall warre ; it Avas onely 
as Guieciardine tels us, but for the toll of a loade of calvcs skins 
comniing over a bridge, which toll the duke claimed as his right, 
aiid the Swisses theirs. But this by the way. 

' Thidias Banqvef, Lond. 1G20, Epig. II. Sig. A. 6. b. 


I have miich wondered why our English above other iiations 
should so much doat upon new fashions, but more I wonder at 
our want of wit, tliat wee cannot invent them ourselves, but 
when one is growne stale runne presently over into France, to 
seeke a new, niaking that noble and flourishing kingdome the 
magazin of our fooleries : and for this purpose many of our 
tailors lye leger there, and ladies post over their gentlemen 
vshers, to accoutre them and tiiemselves as you see. Hence 
came your slaslied doublets, (as if tbe wearers were cut out to 
be carbonado'd upou the coales) and your halfe shirts, pickadil- 
lies (now out of request) your long breeches, narrow towards the 
knees, like a payre of smiths bellowes, the spangled garters 
pendant to the shooe, your perfumed perrukes or periwigs, to 
shew us that lost haire may bee had againe for money ; with a 
thousand sneh fooleries, uiiknowne to our manly forefathers. 

It was a saying of that noble Romane Cato, Cid corporis 
suinma ciira, ei virtutis ma.vima incuria; and most triie it is, 
since on the contrar^' we daily finde by experience, our greatest 
scholers and statists to ofFend on the contrary part, being care- 
lesse, and sometime slovenly in their apparell, that many times 
(their thoughts being taken up with studious and profound me- 
ditations) they forget to button or to trusse theniselves, they 
love their old clothes better than new, they care not for curious 
setting their rufte, wearing cufFes, &c. 

Erasmus in Epistolis I remember reporteth of sir Thomas 
Moore, that a puero in vestitu semper fidt negligentissinms ; and I 
beleeve it to bee most true that God hath said by the mouth of 
his prophet, That lie will visit, or send his plague among such as 
are clothed with strange apparell. 

No. XI. See vol. li. p. 59. 


As the marvellous collection knovvn as the Roxburgh 
Ballads has now, it may be hoped, (although in these 
days of revolution and perpetual change, nothing can be 
predicted with certainty,) found its resting place, it may 
be acceptable to the reader to add a few particulars to 
those given in vol. i. p. 226. The first notice I find of them 
is in the Harleian Catalogue, vol. iii. No. 3557. " A very 


" large and turious coUection of Old Ballads neatly 
" bound in 3 volumes." These being purchased by 
Hearne's friend James West, appeared at his sale in 
1773, No. 2112, "Acurious coUection of Old Ballads, 
" in number above 1200. bl. 1., with huniorous frontis- 
" pieces, 3 voU." and was bought by major Pearson for 
20Z. In rear?on's catalogue 1788, No. 2710. " Ancient 
" Songs and Ballads written on various subjects, and 
" printed between the years 1560 and 1700, cliiefly col- 
" lected by Robert, earl of Oxford, and purchased at the 
" sale of the library of James West, esq. in 1773, in- 
" creased by several additions, 2 voll. bound in Russia 
" leather." Major Pearson, with the assistance of Isaac 
Read, had added hargely to the collection, which he re- 
bound with printed titles and indexes in 2 instead of 3 
volumes, and in this state they were bought at his sale 
by the duke of Roxburgh for 36/. 4s. M. The duke, 
adding greatly to the number and value of the ballads, 
again rebound them in 3 volumes, when they were sold 
in 1812 for 477Z. 15s. Od. to Joseph Harding, esq. From 
Mr. Harding's hands they passed into those of Messrs. 
Longman, tlie well-known booksellers of Paternoster 
Row, who sold them to Benjamin Heywood Bright, esq. 
of Ham Green, near Bristol. Upon that gentleman's 
death and the dispersion of his very curious library, in 
1845, they were purchased by Tho. Rodd,^ in order to 

' The catalogue of Mr. Bright'.s books as sold hy auction by 
Messrs. S. Leigh Sotheby and Wilkinson, was drawn up by 
Rodd, of whom see Notes and Qiieries, vol. xii. p. 43, and in 
•whose hands the management of the sale was placed bj' Mr. 
Brighfs relatives. The lesult fuUy proved their just apprecia- 
tion of Rodd's judgment aiul their confidence in his advice and 

The Ballads iii the Ashmolean Museum formerly Wood's, and 
Dr. Rawlinson"s volume, are well worthy of inspection. To 
these may be added, avolume in the late Mr. Utterson's Hbrary, 
.sold in 1852 for 104/. \0s. Od. Some very extraordinary bal- 


be deposited in the British Museum ; Mr. Panizzi, the 
then keeper of the printed books, very properly, giving 
a liberal commission which enabled Rodd to buy the 
three volumes for 535^. A limited butvery judicious se- 
lection has since been printed by Mr. T. P. CoUyer in a 
sin<i;le 4to. volume. 

No. XII. See vol. ii. p. 76. 

[From Aubrej-'s MS. Lives ia the Ashmole Museum.] 

Sir Henry Lee, of Ditchley in com. Oxon, was a gent. of a 
good estate and a strong and valiant person. He was raunger 
of Woodstock-parke, and (I have heard my old cosen Whitney 
say) would many times in his younger yeares, walke at nights 
iu the parke with his keepers. Sir Gerard Fleetwood succeeded 
him in this place, as his nephew sir Wm. Fleetwood did him, and 
him the E. of Rochester. 

This sir Henry Lee's nephew and heire (whom I remember 
very well, he often carae to sir John Danvers) was called Whip 
and awaij. The occasion of it was thus. This old hero declin- 
ing in his strength by age, and so not being able to be arighter 
of his owne wrongs, as heretofore : 

lads, historical, biographical and legendary, belonging to that 
well knowu collector Mr Heber, which at his sale were pur- 
cha^ed b}' the late Mr. Miller; as well as a coUection, not so 
extensive indeed, but so far as it extends, quite as, or I should 
venture to say, even more interesting than the Eoxburghe, in 
the hands of Mr. George Daniel of Canonbury, and obtained by 
that gentleman under circumstances not more favourable than 
romantic. The literary world may indeed consider itself in- 
debted to Mr. Daiiiel for the preservatiou of these wonderful 
curiosities from accidental destruction. 

A collection of old ballads, although recently printed, com- 
bined with those of more modern date, has been made aud ad- 
mirably arranged by sir Frederic Madden of the British Museum : 
it is now in his private library, and may close Ihe present list. 
Let me add that a valuable account of early Englinh poetry, 
ballads, &c. is now in course of compilation, I hope also for 
speedy publication, by Mr. Samuel Leigh Sotheby, whose pecu- 
liar opportunities as well as fitness for such a task, must be uni- 
versallv acknowledged. 


Labitur occiduse per iter declive senectae. 

Subruit h:rc ;i;vi deinoliturque prioris 

Robora: Fletqiie Milou senior, quum spectat inanes 

lllos, qui fueraut solidorum mole tororum 

Herculeis similes, fluidos pendere lacertos. 

Sonie person of quality had affronted him, so he spake to sir 
H. L. his heire to lie in wayte for him about the Bell Inne in the 
Strand, with halfe a dozen or more lustie fellovves at his back, 
and as the partie passed along to give him a good blow with bis 
cane, and whip and away, the tall fellowes should finish the re- 
venge. Whether 'twere nicety of conscience or cowardice, sir 
Henry the younger absolutely refused, for which he was disin- 
herited, and setled his whole estate upon a keeper's sonne of 
Whitchwood-forest, of his owne, a one-eied young man,nokinne 
to him : from whom the earle of Licbiield, (as also the lady 
Norris and lad^' Whartoii) now is descended. He was never 
maried but kept woemen to reade to him when he was abed. 
One of his readers was Parson Jones his wife of Wotton. I 
have heard her da. (who had no more witt) glory what a brave 
reader her mother was, and how sir Harry's worship niuch de- 
lighted to heare her. But his dearest deare was M''* Anne Va- 
vasour. He erected a noble altar-monument of marble, whereon 
hia effigies in armour lay; at the feet was the effigies of his 
mistresse, Anne Vavasour, which occasioned these verses, * • » 

Mem. Some bishop did threaten to have this monument de- 
faced, at least to remove M"''. A. Vavasour's effigies. 

Old sir Hen. Lee, knight of the garter, and was supposed 
brother of queen Elizabeth. He ordered that all his family 
should be christened Harry's. 

This account I tooke from my lady Elizabeth, viscountesse 
Parbec, y^ eldest daughter of sir Jo. Danvers, sister to the ]ady 
Anne Lee. 



Old sir Henry Lee=p 
of Ditchley com 

Sii Henry Lee, with— Elenor Wortley, whose 

one eie, a keeper's 
son, adopted by old 
sir Henrv 

mother was coun- 
tesse of Dover. 

Harry Lee== . . . . St. John, daugh- 

I ter of Sir Jo. St. John 

I of Lydiard Tregoze, 

Wilts, now countesse 

I of Rochester. 

Harry Lee=T=Anne Danvers, 2"*. 
daughter of sir Jo. 
Danvers, brother 
and heive of Hen. 
earl of Danby. 


1 I 
James, lord Nor-=y 
risofRicot.sinee j 
earl of Abiug 


I 2 


Eldest soa 
of y* lord 

Montague, now 
lord Norris. 


Amongst two volumes of transcripts from the Bur- 
leigh Papers in the Bodleian is a copy of the following 
letter from sir Henry Lee " to lord Cecyll." 


Your letter came hither to me one Friday about foure of the 
clock in the afternoon. The duke with his company on Satur- 
day in the forenoon ; where he first saw her majesty's house and 
tooke a note of such writings as he found in her majesty's bed 


chamber, writtcii in the window by her inaj'>' being pvisoner 
there. From tlience he came to tliis more then siinple place for 
the entertainment of siich a prince upon sucli a soddayne sent 
carefuily as it did appeare from her maj'y, written by your own 
hand, to signify lier pleasure and the estimation she lield of 
him. AU things heere (though at the best being far to mean, 
and the more out of order by niy own weakness who was not 
able to stir, and have not now theis manj' weekes once cum out 
of my bed, nether am yet able to stand or move as the duke can 
witness, who after his sport woold needs see me mutch against 
my will. Such a nian, so sent, consiilering his state, with the 
care is had of him, ought to liave in this place while I am 
ruler heere not the meanest but the best entertainment my 
fortune and this barren country in such hast could afibrd 
hini. Howsoever he tooke every thing in good part, he shewed 
both kindness and bountie, and above all things a niind never 
satisfied with speaking honor of her niaj'y, whicii disposition of 
his as I now tooke pleasure to observe in him, so have I ever 
endeavoured to niake proofe of in myself, and truly Mr. secre- 
tary, I have bin and am most redy and desirus to see to the ful 
performed whatsoever her niaj'y shall in this place or elsewhere 
command me, so long as au}' means shall continew, other judge 
then her sacred selfe I will not call to witness for the better 
time of my former race, spent with a care to serve and please 
her. To my greefe my eoosen now in the end is trodden down, 
held with disgrace under foote, being as some wouki have him 
not worthy of life, happely not deserving better then himself. 
At my late mooving her majesty for him, I found more displea- 
sure then hope of better opiuion in her of him. My time is not 
long, and the shorter through this and him with her favour, aiid 
so I humbly take my leave. 

Yours ever ledj' to doe you service 

to niv uttermost power, 

Woodstock Lodge, this 22d of Dec. 1600. 

To the rt. hon'''^ my ver\' good frieiid sir Rob'. Cecil, principal 
secretary to her maj'y, and one of her highness most honorable 
privie counseill these. 

[I will add lines to be found among Rawlinson's Collection in 
the Bodleian marked Rawl. Poet. 148. fol. ig*».] 

In yeeldinge tip his Tilt staff, sayd: 
1. Tymes eldest sonne, old age the heire of ease, 
Strengths foe, loues woe, and foster to deuotion, 
Bids gallaut youth in martiall prowes please, 
As for him selfe he hath no earthly motion. 


But thancks, sighes, teares, vowes, prayers, sacrifices : 
As good as showes, maskes, justes, or tilt deuises. 

2. Then sit thee downe and say y"'^ Nunc dimittis, 
Wxih De prnfundis, Credo, aiid Te Deum : 
Chaunt Miserere; for what now so fitt ys, 
That, or this ; Paratum est cor meum ? 

that y"^ saiuct would take in worth y'^ heart : 
Thou canst not please her with a lietter part. 

3. When others singe, Venite exultemus, 
Stand by and turne to, NoUemulari: 
Ffor Quare fremenium, use oramus, 
Viwit Eliza,'^ for an Ave Mari. 

And teach those swaynes y' live about y'^ cell 
To say Amen, when y" doe'st pray soe well. 

4. And when thou sadly sit'st in homely cell, 
Then teach thy swaynes this carole for a songe : 
Blest be the hearfs y' wish my souerayne well, 
Curst be the soules that thinck her any wronge. 

Good God alowe this aged man his right: 

To be your beadsman iiow, y' was your kiiiirht. 

q**. SiR Henrt Leigh. 

In the university accounts 1578 (y 82) is an item 
Solat. pro chirothecis datis Henrico Lee militi 

et fratri suo 12° Septembris . . • vij iiijd. 

See the third vol. of Nichols's Progresses of queen Elizabeth, 
for more of sir Henry Lee and his familj-, pp. 42 — 44, 47, 125. 

No. XIII. See vol. ii. p. 110. 

Josias Howe was son of Thomas Howe, minister of 
Grendon in Buckinghamshire ; he was born iu 1611, 
(Reg. Matric. PP. fo. 130,) entered as a member of 
Trinity college, Oxford, in Aprll. and was elected scholar 
of that house June 12, 16-3-2, took the degree of bachelor 
of arts June 18, 1634, (Reg. Cong. P. fo. 32.5,) admitted 
fellow of Trinity May 26, 1637; M.A. Feb. 21, 1637-8, 
(Reg. Congr. Q. fo. 197, b,) B.D. July 10, 1646 (Reg. 

' Regina in marg. 


Congr. Q. fol. 206). Ilowe, it has always been said, was 
ejected from his fcUowship by the parliamentary visitors 
in 1648, and restored in 16G0; but see vol. ii. p. 110, 
for Mr. Collins's opinion on this subject, and he was 
commonly too well informed to be considered otherwise 
than good authority. 

It is on record that Ilowe used to fast solemnly and 
very particularly on one day in the ycar, naniely a day 
on which, when a boy, he had the niisfortune to kill a 
schoolfellow by accident. MS. Diary, col. 102, 89. 

He died in college Aug. 28, 1701, at the age of 90, 
and was buried in the ante-chapel, where a plain stone, 
with an inscription nierely recording his death and age, 
(given faithfuUy in Wood's CoUeges and Ilalls, as edited 
by Gutch, 4to. 1786,) marks the spot where his remains 
were deposited. 

Mr. Dyer^ told Hearne (MS. Diary 102, 36) that 
Ilowe was born at Lower Winchenden in Bucks. He 
sold his books, when ohl, some time before he died, 
being apprehensive, that after Lis death they would go 
for little, it being usual to give but small prices for 
scholars' books when they are dead, thougli the tools of 
other trades generally bring a good sum. 

I am indebted to the unvarying kindness of Dr.Wilson, 
the president of Trinity, for the foUowing information 
and memoranda extracted from the college registers. 

" Josias Howe natus iii parocbia de Grendon Underwood in 
comitatu Bucks dioces. Lincolne decimuni septimum Eetatis an- 
num agens admissus est scholaris Junii 12" anno 1632. Idem 
admissus est socius Maij 29, an 1637."^ 

There appears to have been at the time no book kept 
for autographs of admissions. 

' But incorrectly, as appears from the following extract : 
" 1612. Martij 29. Josias Howe y*^ sonne of Thomas Howe." 
Regist. of Bapt. of Grendon Underwood. 

- Dr. KettelTs Register of Foundationer No. 222. See 
Warton's Sir T. Pope, 2 ed. p. 396, note. 


Formal attestation of the election of Howe as a scbolar, to- 
gether with two others, die Martis, viz. duodecimo die Juuii 
anno Domini 1632, Dr. Kettell' being tben president. He is 
described as " annos natus, ut asseruit, septendecim, natum in 
parocbia Grendon Buckes et diocesis Lincoln." 

It appears^ tbat he was noniinated a probationary fellow by 
the mandate of Walter, bisliop of Wincbester, the Visitor, on 
the ground (real or pretended) that a Mr. Thomas Jones bad 
by resignation or otherwise niade a vacancy before the festival 
of the holy Trinity preceding, (within five days of which the 
elections are always to be made,) and tbe society baving ne- 
glected to till up the place, the right of doing so had devolved 
upon the visitor. He was admitted,^ being then A.B., and 
22 years old, Mav 29, 1637, and actual fellow, being then 
M.A., May 30, 16.38." 

Howe is recorded to have been vice-presideiit, and to have 
taken part in the election of Henry Howe as probationary fellow 
July 2. 1646. His pension,* as feliow, pro anno, is charged in 
tbe accounts for 1646-7, and in the same j-ear he is paid as one 
of the chaplains, and for journej-s, of course, upon college busi- 
nes.s, to Luton and Bedford. He is also paid in the next year 
1647-8,^ " tempore dissolutionis collegi," as it is expressed, and 
when the accounts are signed by Robert Harris, the intruding 
president. The accounts of the years 1648-9, and 1649-50, 
are either lost or none were kept, in those for 1650-1, 1652-3, 
1654-5, 1655-6, 1656-7, 1657-8, bis name does not appear; 
those for 1658-9 are lost; but iu 1659-60^ be seems to be paid 
for part of a year only, together witb another fellow, Mr. Meese, 
their pensions beingonly 5*'. 10f/.,wbilethefullsumpaid to others 
is 3/., wliich is charged as paid to him in the next and following 
years. His name, it is to be observed, is not found as having 
taken part in any college proceedings, where lists of those pre- 
sent are given, in tbe years 1652-3, 4-5, 7-8, and in June 4, 
1660, but it does occur in an election June 13, 1661,** and so 
continues till June 8, 1700, the lastoccasion upon which we find 
it, and where he is mentioned as being one taking part in a col- 
lege election.^ 

There would appear to be no college record of any proceeding 
against Howe. \Vith respect to the story of his haviug retired 

■ Register A. fol. 68, b. => Ibid. fol. 72. 

3 Ibid. 72, 72 b. " Ibid. fol. 73. 

* Computi Burss. pro anno. * Computi Burss. 

' Computi anni. » Register A, fol. 90 b, 91. 

" Regisler B, foL 26. 


to a collcge estate at Oakley, Bucks, carrying the college deeds 
with him,they ccrtainly possess asniall property tlierc, towhich 
hc niight have been disposed to withdraw, as it is the nearest 
they have to Grcndon ; and if he carried thedeedswith liini, he 
took good care of thein ; for there are only two, and those of 
niinor iinportance, at all injured.'' 

The only copy liithcrto known of IIowe's (■clelirated 
sernion is now in the Bodleian, «riven by Dr. Rawlinson. 
At the beginning is tliis nole by llearne. 

Suum cuique. 

Tiio. IIi;.\i!NE, 172."?. 

Mr. Wood tells us, in col. 737 of the 2d vol. of his Athena: 
Oxon. that on June G, 1646, in a convocation then hchi, the 
vice-chancellour (Ur. Saniuel Fell) signified to the nienibers 
tliereof that several preachersof this aiid tbe univcrsity of Cam- 
bridge liad prcached several hiudable serinons bcfore thc king, 
court, aiid parHament, at O.von. for which thcir pains, the delc- 
gates appointcil by tlie university, could tliink of no other way 
to requite thcm but by conferring on thera degrees : which 
matter being at length decreed by them, aiid approved by the 
chancellour's [William, marquess of IIertford's] letters, tbeir 
iianies then weie publickly read, with libcrtj' given to the said 
persoiis to be created when they ])leased. After which Mr. 
Wood observes (in the same col.) that (amoiig others that were 
created that year) Mr. Josias How of Triii. coll. in Oxford, was 
created Bach. of Div. on July 10, immediately following, upon 
occasion of which Mr. Wood inentions this Sermon in red letters 
(which, however, he had never seen) speaking of it and Mr. Hotv 

"This person, whowas now" [at the time of his creation] " in 
"good esteeni forhis ingenuity, hath published A Sermon before 
''the King at Ch. Gh. on Psal. 4, 7. Printed as tis said, in red 
" ]etters,a«. 1644, or thereabouts, in qu. but this I have not yet 
" seen. He hath aiso ssveral copies of verses that are extant in 
"various books, which shew him to have been a good poet. He 
" was put out of his fcllowship [of Trinity coll.] by the Parlia- 
" mentarian visitors an. 1648, was restored in 1660, but was 
*' no gaiiier by his sutferings, as many honest cavaliers were 
" not by theirs. He is now living, and will tell vou the reason 
" why, &c." 

I bonght this sermon on Jan. 14, 1723, out of the study of 
the late Dr. Arthur Charlett, master of Universitj'Coll., who had 
bound it up, in very drdinar}' biiiding, amongst several other 
very commou sermous ; and nothing being writ, either by the 


Dr. orany one else, in the volunie aboutit, occasioned the book- 
seller (who purchased the Dr.'s books, and from whom I had it) 
to overlook it as an ordinary comnion thing, and of little 
or no value. After I had procured the volume, I had this sermon 
taken out, and bouud up (singly) in this manner, as very deserv- 
ing of it, both for the excellency and honesty of the sermon, 
and for its wonderfuU rarity, there having been only thirty 
copies printed of it, as I have noted in my glossary to Rohert 
of Glnuctsters Chronich, p. 669. Dr. Charlett us'd often to 
speak of this sermon, but I could never get a sight of it from 
him. Nor can I tind, that he us'd to shew it to any one else of 
his acquaintance. It may be he knew not well where to find it, 
amongst the great variety of Miscellaneous Tracts and Papers 
(bound up all in a very confus'd inanner, without directing to 
particulars in any catalogue) that was in his stud}'. Otherwise 
there is no doubt he would have very readily produced it, he 
seeming to be very proud of having so verygreat a curiosity. 

Another tract, similarly printed, is so rare, that I be- 
lieve the Bodleian copy to be unique : this was also one 
of Dr. Rawlinson's treasures, who has written in the 
blank leaf : 

" N.B. This is so great a curiosity that I desire it may be 
preserved amongst my MSS. 

"R XR." 

" The Bloody Court; or, the Fatall Tribunall ; Being A brief 
History, and true Narrative of the strange Designs, wicked 
Plots, and Bloody Conspiracies, carryed on by the most sordid'st, 
vile, and Usurping Tyrants, in these late Years of Oppressions, 
Tyranny, Martyrdom, and Perseeutions ; Discovering, 

"I. The Poysonous Asps, King-killing Basilicks, weeping 
Hypoerites, and devouring Caterpillars, who in their damnable 
Treasons have far surpassed the Powder-Conspiracy, secretly 
contriving, but openly acting the Murther of our late Gracious 
King Charles, the ruine of all the Royal Issue, the overthrow 
of all our Laws, the blowing up of all Parliaments, the subvert- 
ing of the whole state of Governnient ; and the setting up of 
a confused Babel, watered with the blood of the King and His 

" II. An Exact Deseription of these hard-hearted Belshaz- 
zars, infamous Impostors, Luciferian Brats, wicked Schisma- 
ticks, cruel Hypocrites, desperate Usurpers, Damnable Blood- 
suckers, both of King and Nobles, who with Iron Hands, and 
Adamantine Hearts, would also have pull'd our present Lord 


and Soveraign out of tlie Ainis and Embraces of liis Loyal and 
Leige Sulijects. 

" IIL The Bloody Tragedy of all Tragedies, agaiiist King, 
Lords, and Comnioiis ; the several Scenes, presenting their most 
liorrid Villanies; and the most barbnrons and Tyranniciil Mas- 
saere that was ever heard of since the World began, consulted 
amongst the Grandees of the Imlependent Sword-nien, against 
the chief Royalists and Presbyterians, both Nobles, Gentry, and 
Citizens; with the manncr how it was prevented ; aiid tbe ex- 
posing of these Buff-Grandees, and insulting proud Ofijcers, to 
their Needles, Ilanimers, Lasts, Slings, Carts, and Flails; and 
all true Subjects to enjoy their Kights. 

" Printed for C. Horton ; and published by a Rural Pen for 
general satisfaction." 

No. XIV. See vol. ii. p. 127. 

I have alreatly glven the title, an extract relating to 
the ■yvriter of the Rawlinson ]\Iainiscript of the Basker- 
villes, and an account of St. John's college plate and 
money given to Charles in his necessities, in a volume 
containing the life of Anthony Wood, printed in 1848 
by the Ecclesiastical History Society, which although 
long since dissolved, I shall always consider as an un- 
dertaking extremely well imagined, although miserably 
mismanaged ; for had it fallen into good hands, and had 
equal care been bestowed upon its publications, it might 
have proved eminently successful and of great public 
utility. To all persons interested in the history of the 
university, the Baskerville volume is of peculiar value, 
for although the information is somewhat desultory, there 
are many unknown or unremembered particulars of the 
several houses, that well deserve to be presei'ved. This 
however may be safely left to younger and more ener- 
getic persons. For my own part I have now nearly 
reached the age of man, and feel it necessary to desist 
from coUecting materials for publication, fully sensible 
of my own failing powers, aud the better ability of 
others to make public some of the varied and inestim- 


able treasures of the Bodleian, which, they may believe 
me, will prove an inexhaustible mine of historical, bio- 
graphical and bibliographical wealth. To this feeling 
may be ascribed an allusion only to the Baskerville 
volume, instead of an analysis of its contents. 

No. XV. See vol. il. p. 134. 

The Actis and Constitutiounis ofthe Realme ofScotland 
maid in ParUamentis holdin be the rycht excellent, hie and 
mychtie Princeis Kingis James the First, Sccond, Third, 
Feird, Fyft, and in tyme of Marie now Quene of Scottis, 
viseit, correctit, and extractit furth of the Registers be the 
Lordis depute be hir Maiesteis speciall commissioun thairto. 
Anno Do. 156G. 

At the back of this tltle is " The qvenis grace privi- 
lege grantit for Imprenting of his Maiesties Lawis and 
actis of Parliamentis." Then the " commissioun" one 
leaf, " Preface the Preface to the Redar," signed Ed. 
Henrison, one leaf, a leaf blank. " The tabill of the 
actis" from a. j. to c. 3. Then commences the work 
itself on A. ij. A. iij. being numbered fol. iii., and ex- 
tending to fol. clxxxi.; fol. xvi. wrongly numbered xiiii., 
and a false letter used at fols. xxx. and xxxi. On the 
last leaf, the tiile of the work, and the foUowing, " Im- 
printit at Edinburgh be Kobert Lekpreuik, the xij. day 
of October the Jeir of God ane thousand fjue hun- 
dreth three scoir sax Jeiris." 

Mr. Bridges's copy, mentioued in voi. ii.p. 134, is now 
among Dr. liawlinson's books in theBodleian, bought at 
lord Wilmington's sale in Feb., 1743-4. It is a peculiarly 
fine one, and in every respect agrees with the above, but 
contains, in Mr. Bridges's hand, a collation with a copy 
in lord Sunderland's library, and a transcript of such 
acts as are found there, and supply the place of those 


omitted from tlie October edition. Lord Sundcrland's 
was dated Novembcr 28, 1566. 

On thc subject of tlie supposed two editioiis of tliis 
very rare voluuic, consult tlie preface to tlie Koxburghe 
Catalogue by Mr. William Nicol, a gentleuian who for 
many years enjoyed the duke's eonlidcnce, and was 
highly estecnicd by his grace, both for his litcrary at- 
tainments, and the pleasing vivacity of his conversation. 
Let me liere give au anecdote wlueh rests upon the 
authority of the late venerable Dr. Routh, the president 
of Mag(hden, from whom I had it in the year 1834. " The 
" duke of Roxburghe told Dr. Parr, that before he be- 
" came duke of Roxburghe, he believed he was one of the 
" proudest men in Christendom, high in family, lovv in 
" pocket. Since I came to the title, lie added, I hope I 
" have seen my folly, and think more justly of myself and 
" my pretensions, that is, niore humbly." 

No. XVI. See vol. il. p. 260. 

Ihe Whippitig Story. {From Letters hij the late Lord 
Lyttkton, Svo, Lond., 1787, vol. l,p. 141. 

My dear Sir, 

I obey your commanJs with some reluctance, in relating the 
story of which you have heard so mucli, aiid to which your cu- 
riosity appe.irs to be so broad awake. I do it imwilliiigly, be- 
cause such histories depend so iinuh upoii the maiuier in which 
they are related; and this, which I have told witli such success, 
and to the midnight tenors of so many simple souls, will make 
but a sorry figure in a written narration. Il,owever, }'ou shall 
have it. 

It was in the early part of 's life tliat he attended 

an hunting club at their sport, when a stianger, of a genteel ap- 
pearance, and well mounted, joined the chace, and was observed 
to ride with a degree of courage and address that called forth 
the utmost astonishment of every one present. The beast he 
rode was of amazing powers ; nothing stopped them ; the hounds 
could never escape them ; and the huntsman, who was left far 
behind, swore that the nian and his horse were devilsfrom hell. 


When the sport was over, the company invited this extraordinary 

person to dinner: he accepted the invitation, and astonished the 

company as mnch by the powers of his conversation, and the 

elegance of his manners, as by his equestrian prowess. He was 

an orator, a poet, a painter, a niusician, a lawyer, a divine ; in 

short, he was every thing, and the magic of his discourse Itept 

the drowsy sportsmen awake long after their usual hour. At 

length, however, wearied nature could be charmed no more, and 

the company began to steal away by degrees to their repose. 

On his observing the society diminish, he discovered manifest 

signs of uneasiness: he therefore gave new force to his spirits, 

and new charms to his conversation, in order to detain the re- 

maining few some time longer. This had some little efFect ; 

but the period could not be long delayed when he was to be 

conducted to his chamber. The remaics of the company retired 

also ; but they had scarce closed their eyes, when the house was 

alarmed by the most terrible shrieks that vvere ever heard : 

several persons were awakened by the noise ; but, its contin- 

uance being sbort, they concluded it to proceed from adog who 

might be accidentally confined in some part of the house : they 

\&Ty soon, therefore, composed them.selves to sleep, and were 

very soon awakened by shrieks and cries of still greater terror 

tban the former. Alarmed at what they heard, several of them 

ruiig their bells, and, when the servants came, they declared 

that the horrid sounds proceeded from the stranger's chamber. 

Some of the gentlemen immediately arose, to inquire into this 

extraordinary disturbauce ; and while they were dressing them- 

selves for that purpose, deeper groans of despair, and shriller 

shrieks of agony, again astonished and terrified them. After 

knocking some time at the stranger's chamber door, he answered 

them as one awakened from sleep, declared he had heard 

no noise, and, rather in an angry tone, desired he niight 

not be again distuibed. Upon this they returned to one of 

their chambers, and had scarce begun to communicatetheir sen- 

timents to each other, when their conversation was interrupted 

by a renewal of yells, screams, and shrieks, which, from the 

horror of them, seemed to issue from the throats of danined and 

tortured spirits. They immediately followed the sounds, and 

traced them to the stranger's chamber, the door of which they 

instantly burst open, and found him upon his knees in bed, in 

the act of scourging himself with the niost unrelenting severity, 

his body streaming with blood. On their seizing his hand to 

stop the strokes, be begged them, in the most wringing tone of 

voice, as an act of mercy, that they would retire, assuring them 

that the cause of their disturbance was over, and that in the 

morning he would acquaint them with the reasous of the terri- 


ble cries tliey h;ul licavd, and the mclaiichol}- sight they saw. 
After a rcpetition of his entreaties they retiied ; and in the 
niorning some of tlicm weiit to liis cliamber, but he was not 
there ; and, on examininp the bed, tliey foniid it to be one gore 
of blood. Upon furthcr iiiquiry, the groom said, tliat, as soon 
as it was liglit, the gentleinan caine to the stable booted and 
spurred, desired his horse might be imniediately saddled, and 
appeared to be extremely impatient till it was done, when he 
vaulted iustantly iiito tlie saddle, and rode out of the jard on 
full spced. Servaiits were immediately dispatched into evcry 
part of tlie surrounding country, but not a single trace of hiin 
could be fouiid : such a persou had not been seen by any one, 
nor lias he been since heard of. 

The circumstaiices of tliis strange story were immediately 
comniitted to writing, and signed by every one who were wit- 
iiesses to thein, that the future credibility of any one who 
should think proper to relate them, might be duly supported. 
Among the subscribers to the truth of this history are some 
of the first names of this centurv. It would iiow, I believe, be 
impertiuent to add qnything more, than that I am, 

Youis, &c. 

No. XVII. 


Excerpts frovi the Catalogue of the Lihrary of Thomas 
Hearne, A.M} 

The resemblance between the handwriting of Hearne 
in this Catalogue, and one of his letters in niy possessioii 
is so striking as to leave no doubt in my own mind re- 
specting the genuineness of this interesting manuscript. 
The quarter whence this curious document was obtained, 
strongly corroborates this conclusion ; Dr. John Price, 

' Edited by the late Beriah Botfield, Esq., of Norton Hall, 
Northamptonshire, from the manuscriptin his possession, royal 
8vo., 75 copies, privately printed, 1848. 


liaving been keeper of the Bodleian Library at Oxford, 
at a period subsequent to Hearne's decease, would natu- 
rally have the power to possess, and the inclination to 
preserve any memorial of one of the most unwearied 
labourers in the same literary vineyard. Upon compa- 
rison of dates I find that Hearne commenced his Cata- 
logue of his own Books on the 14th of May, 1709, in 
the interval between his engagement as assistant to Dr. 
Hudson, the keeper of the Bodleian Library in 1701, 
and hls appointment to the office of second librarian in 
that establishment in 1712, a period in which he was 
chiefly employed in the augmentation and improvement 
of Hyde's Catalogue of that extensive collection. But as 
I perceive books printed so late in our antiquary's life as 
the year 1732, recorded in his Autograph Catalogue, I 
feel myself entitled to conclude that lie inserted his lite- 
rary acquisitions from time to tlme, and preserved this 
record thereof up to the period of hls dissolution on the 
lOth of June, 1735. 

Truly has Gibbon said " The last who has dug deep 
" intothemine (of English history) was Thomas Hearne, 
" a clerk of Oxford, poor in fortune, and indeed poor in 
" understanding. His minute and obscure diligence, his 
" voracious and undistinguishing appetite, and the coarse 
" vulgarity of his taste and style have exposed him to 
" the ridicule of idle wits. Yet it cannot be denied that 
" Thomas Hearne has gathered many gleanings of the 
" harvest ; but if his own prefaces are filled with crude 
" and extraneous matter, his editions will be always re- 
" commended by their accuracy and use." Misc. Worhs., 
iii. 566-7. " Reverting to Hearne, and to the critical 
" vahie of his historical labours it maybe safely afiirmed 
" that for fidelity, and frequently for intrinsic worth 
" they are in all respects admirable. Hearne's judg- 
" ment in selection may be sometimes very justly ques- 
" tioned ; and his frivolous digressions and half crazy 
" conclusions, must inevitably provoke the laughter, if 


" nnt tlie \vi'iitli oi' tho critic. Yot oiir ohligiitions to 
" him ave great. Ile has rescucd niuch iroin oblivion, 
" it" not from pcrdition ; and ibrgetting all the j)cculiari- 
" ties, and even weaknesses oi' the nian, \ve must unite 
" in bestowing our heartiest connnendations on the editor. 
" More than the lapse of a century (that test of reputa- 
" tion) has confirnied the fame of Thomas Ilearne." 
Thus mucli from the author of the best, though incom- 
plete, bibliographical account of our antiquary's publi- 
cations. Nay more ; " his works, which present us with 
" portions of history, chieily local, are now coveted by 
" the aiitiquary, and respected by the scholar. The 
" ridicule and satire wliich once pursued the person, and 
" the j)ublications of thc author, ai'e novv forgotten, and 
" Ilearne stands ujjon a pcdestal which may be said to 
" have truth and lionour for its basis." If it be true 
that " tlie old and the young professedly attached to 
" book-collecting, can never be thoroughly happy if their 
" Ilearnean series be not complete," those who possess 
" the richest probably of all bibliornaniacal or bibliogra- 
" phical gratiiications," a set of Hearne's works on large 
paper, in primitive calf or morocco attire, will be natu- 
rally inclined to coincide with Dr. Dibdin's panegyric. 
With less comj)lacency jieradveiiture, but with niore 
curiosity, will every bibliomaniac view the private Cata- 
logue of their author's librarv, the work of his own 
hands, the fruit of his indefatigable exertions, and slender 
means ; but particularly interesting as affording an index 
to his niind, and a clue to the sources of that " crude 
" and extraneous matter" of amusement often, which 
lies scattered throughout the Prefaces and Appendices 
of Hearne's Editions. Eut the industry and ingenuity 
which sucli an investigation would require, might well 
be considered as wasted upon these choses de neant, and 
passages which lead, perchance, to nothing. The library 
of Hearne was sold in February 1736, by Osborne the 
bookseller,"the lovvest price being marked in each book," 

APPENDIX XV 11. 275 

wliich it would be curious to compare with IIearne's 
own valuation aiinexed to each article in hls own Cata- 
logue ; since he has himself assured us " the prices are 
" what I njave for the books, but not according to the 
•' rates they liave been scld at." ' I suspect that Osborne 
formed his catalogue of this collection from its late 
owner's MS., having raerely remodelled it for the pur- 
poses of sale, and then thrown the original " like a 
" worthless weed away ; " certain it is no plant of such 
virtue was ever so scurvily treated, and I am inclined, 
not uncharitably, to attribute the unsightly scratches 
which deface every page of the manuscript to the myr- 
midons of the worthy bibliopolist, aftertheir master had 
done with this catalogue and printed his own. 

As the litle page of Osborne's Catalogue very truly 
annoiinced, "a very great variety of unconuiion books, 
" and scarce ever to be met withal, &c." in Hearne's 
collection, I proceed to adduce proofs of this interesting 
fact from tlie manuscript of Hearne himself. How many 
oollectors nf the present day would esteem the following 
Tracts — " Xow cheaply bought for thrice their weight 
" in gold." 

A very scarce and curious volume of Grammatical 
Tracts, all printed by Winkyn de Worde, whose picture, 
and his press (a screw press, different from our modern 
presses) are at the beginning, in a wooden cut, viz. — 

I. Accldentia ex Stanbrlglana edltione nuper recog- 
nita et castigator lima Roberti Whitintoni Llch- 
6eldiensis in florentisslma Oxoniensi Academla 
laureatl. Wynkyn de Worde. Lond. 152.3. 

' It is proper to note here that an insertion and erasureinthe 
MS. have completely reversed the reading of this passagc, but, 
as, from thecolcur of the ink, the alterationis evidently posterior 
to the entry, and as there is internal evideuce against it, I con- 
sider the interpohuion spurious. 


1. Parviilormu Inslitutln cx Stiuibrigiiuia collectioiic. 

Louil. W. <le Woi-dc. l.?_>3. 
;3. GradusConipariitioniim ouui vcrbis luioiuiilis siiniil 

et eoruin coinpositis. W. de ^^'ordc. Lond. 

4. Vocul)ula IMiVgistn Stanbriiii, sni Sidtein editlone 

edita. Loud. W. de Worde. 1-523. 
o. Vulgaria Stanbrigi. Lond. \\' . de Worde. 1523. 

6. Roberti Whltlntoni de octo part ibus orationis editio. 

Lond. W. deWorde. 1522. 

7. GriUiimaticfB WhitlutoniannH liber secundus de 

Nominum declinatione. Lond. W. de Worde. 

8. Grainmatictc Wiiitliitonlanie llber tertlus de hete- 

roclitis Nominlbus, sive de Noniiiuun heteroclisl. 
Lond. W. deWorde. 1523. 

9. Grainnuitices prinins p.irtls liber priinus Roberti 

Whitintoni nuperriine recognltus, de Nominuni 
generibus. W. de Worde. 1522. 

10. Praeterita Verborum Gramniaticae prima pars 

Roberti Whltintoni nuperrime recensita, Liber 
quintus, de verborum prajteritis et supinis cum 
commento necnon interlineari dictionum inter- 
pretatlone. Lond. W. de Worde. 1524. 

1 1 . Grammatices Hob: Whitintoni liber sextus de ver- 

borum formis de defectivis et anomalis, confusis, 
syncopatis, et apocopatis. Lond. W. de Worde, 
printed with the foriner. 

12. Rob. Whltintoni Syntaxis. Lond. W.deWorde. 


13. Vulgarla Ptoberti Whitintoni, et de institutione 

griunmaticulorum opusculum, libello suo de 
concinnitate Grammatlces accommodatum, et in 
quatuor partes digestum. Lond. W. de Worde. 

14. R. Whitintonus de liiagistratibus veterura Ro- 

manorum. Lond. W. de Worde. 1523. 


15. Rob. Whitintoni secunda GramniatictB pars de 

syllaborum quantitate, accentu et variis metro- 
rum generibus, nuperrime recensita, limatius 
polita, adjectis complusculis, et nonnulli Calco- 
graphorum ellmatis erratis. Lond. W. de 
Worde, [1.524.] 

16. R. Wliitintoni editio cum interpretamento Fran- 

cisci nigri, Diomedes de Accentu in pedestri 
oratione potius quam soluta observanda. Lond. 
W. de Worde. 1521. 

[In this volume, which is printed in 4", the picture of 
John Stanbridge occurs several times, in the habit of a 
Master of Grammar, and a rod in his right hand, sitting 
in a chair, and three boys under him.J . . \l. \s. 

Let rae next present to the curious eye 
A bundle of Papers : viz \l. \s. 

1. Dr. Bates' Speech to tbe King, Nov. 22, 1697. 

2. Life of Caxton, by Bagford. 

3. Act against Tumults, 1°. Georgii. 

4. Proposals for reprinting Archbishop Laud's Tryal, 


5. Proposals for reprinting Dr. Cave's Lives of the 

Prim': Fathers. 

6. Proposals for printing Risdon's Devonshire. 

7. Proposals for printing the Antiq. of Winchester 

and Eton Colleges. 

8. About the new Altar Piece at White Chapell. Lond. 


9. K. George's Speech to Parliament. July20, 1715. 

10. Q. Anne's Proclamation against Jesuits, &c. Apr. 

19, 1714 [two of them]. 

11. John Clarke's letter. 

12. Cat. of Curious Books. 

13. Proposals for reprinting Dugdale's St. Paurs. 

14. Bi'ave Englishman, by Mr. Adams. 1710. 


15. Sclienia Sucra, by Ant. Saillcr. Lond. KJOT. 

IG. ra})cr of Um. Culpeppcr about JMatheni. Insti ii- 

17. Hill for sccurinir Copies. 

18. licasons Ibr llic Bill. 

19. Parliaincnt of Wonicn. Lond. 1679. 

20. Spcccii to Gcn. IMonck at Vintncr.s' llall. 12 Apr. 


21. Petition of tlie Pocts. 

22. Paj)er rclatino- to Faringdon Ward, London. 

23. Pope rius' ]}ulls (In verse) against Quecn Eliza- 


24. W. Kilburne's Nevv Year's Gift for Mercurius 


25. Dialogue bctwecn Ilcraclitus and Dcniocritus. 

26. Poeni in praise of Punch. 

27. n. of Lords' Address to tlie Qiieen. Apr. 1714. 

28. Lords' Address to the Queen. July 7, 1714. 

29. Cat. of curious Books. 

30. First Specimen of Dr. Sniiih's designed Edition 

of Ignatius. 

31. Articles about Warrington Post, in form of In- 


32. Cat. of curious Books. 

33. Proclamation of the Lords, &c. for bringing over 

K. George, with uanics of those that signed it. 

34. Alterations to be made in the Common Prajer on 

the death of Queen Anne. 

35. Cat. of Books. 

36. Eliz. Cellier's Narrativc. Lond. 1680. 

37. Mr. Wm. Baxter's Letter about Lhuyd's Arcliae- 


38. Nordcn's INIap of llertfordshire. 

39. Norden's Map of Middlesex. 

40. Thanksgiving for Founder and Benefactors of AU 

Souls' College, Oxford. 

41. Robt. Freebainfs Acc'. of his Ed. of Buchanan':; 



42. Elegy on tlie Death of Eleonora, Countess of 

Abingdon. Lond. 1692. 

43. The Print of Fair. [A great rarity 

and curiosity.] 

44. Proposals for Printing Strype's Life of Whitgift. 

45. The Countryman's Guide to find out the Streets 

and Lanes of London. 

46. Catalogue of curious Works. 

47. A Piece of Polychronicon, with Caxton's Continu- 

ation of the same. Printed by Pynson. It is a 
curiosity and ought to be preserved. 

48. Speech of the Lord High Steward upon proceed- 

ing to judgment against James, Earl of Der- 
wentwater, &c. Lond. 1715, with some MSS. 

49. A Paper about the Pretender's March in Scotland, 

with a Character of him. 

50. The Pretender's Dechiration. 

51. Another excellent Paper about him, beginning, 

" To all true-hearted Scotsmen, whether Soldiers 
" or others." 

When it is recoUected that Hearne resigned the office 
of Architypographer, and Esquire Beadle of Civil Law, 
to which he had been appointed in 1715, it is natural 
that the same political bias which prevented him from 
taking the oath of allegiance to George I. should show 
itself in the preservation of documents relating to the 
exiled family. The manner of our antiquary's descrip- 
tion of his literary curiosities will best appear in the 
following example : 

A very scarce though imperfect thing, being A Godly 
Medytacyon of the Christen Soules, compyled in 
Frenche by Lady Margarete, quene of Naverre, 
and translated iiito Englysh by the Lady Elizabeth, 
afterwards Q. Eliz. Published by J. Bale, who 


luitli prrlixM a IiiD^c DiHlicalidii to tlio said T^adv. 
Inipr. A". I.")4S. Svo. ..... ^s. 

A vory sinall ('(liiion (iu ■J-lnio.) of llic Siniiinj; P.salnis 
(vvitli flic Piavcrs al tlu' cnd) vvliiili 1 look npon as 
a ^'nriosily. Lond. ](!.■).■; . . . 'J.v. Cid. 

A vory scarc(.' tliini; in Enirlisli and Latin, callcd a 
Skcltonical Salutation, occasionod by flic Spanisii 
Arniada's l)cin<i defeatod in l.JSS. Li two slicets, 
but tlie title paij;e is torn out. . . 2.v. G(/. 

An iinjtcrfcct })iinted L'isli Hook, wliicli belonged to 
]\L-. Lhuyd of the Ashinolean iMuseuin. 8vo. 2s. 

The niatter of Thoinas nearnc^s collection I have 
endeavoured to extra(;t (with rcfercnce fo tlie ILstory 
and Anti(|uities of liritain, which by thc aid of his books, 
and his own researehes elsewherc, he had so diligently 
illustrated), in the foUowing 


Fmm Tliomas JIearue\s Autoi^n-ajih Catalogue of his 


"Maii 14". 1709." 

''X.Li. Thc Prices nrc not ichat I gacc for the JJooks, 
^" but according to the ratcs thci/ hurc hecii sold at." 

Polydori A^crgilii Anglia^ ILsforia'. Lihri xxvii. Las. 

1.570. fo. " . " lO.s. Gd. 

Matt. Paris Ojiera cura Watts. Lond. 1G40. fo. 1/. Is. 
Will. Martin's Chronicle of En^land. fo. " scarce." lOs. 
Will. Sheridaifs Serinons. Lond. 1704. Svo. " Gave 

" awav." 
Eutropii Breviarium Historia- Koinana? ad Poeanie ]\Ie- 



Grseca, Massala Corvinus, &c. ad. var. Lect. Xotis per 

T. H. O.xon. 170.3. 8vo. 
Grabii Spicelegiuai Patrum. 1698-9. 2 vols. 8vo. Oxoii. 

5s. and 4s. 
Ductor Historicus. Oxon. 1704-5. 2 vols. 8vo, 
Dr. Howeirs Medulla Historia; Anglicanas. Lond. 1701. 

8vo. As. 

Medulla Historige Scotias. Lond. 1685. 8vo. . \s. 
Petri Bizarri Opera. Venet. 1565. 8vo. Ald. . 35. 
Magna Charta, cuni Statutis, &c. Lond. 1602. 8vo. 

2s. 6cZ. 
Historians Guide, from 1 600 to 1688. Lond. 1688. 8vo. \s. 
The same continued, from 1688 to 1696. Oxon. 1696. 

8vo Qd. 

The Faithful Annalist, or Epitoine of English History. 

Lond. 12mo \s. 6d. 

History of King Charles IL Lond. 1660. 12mo. 2s. 
Franc. Clerke, Praxis Curias Admiralitatis Anglias. 

Lond. 1667. 8vo 6d. 

G.affarers Unheard of Curiosities in England, by Chil- 

mead. Lond. 8vo. 1650 3s. 

Musarum Anglicanarum Analecta. 2 vols. 8vo. Oxon. 

1699 55. 

Sir Geo. Mackenzie's Defence of the Antiquity of the 

Royal Line of Scotland. Lond. 1685. 8vo. 
Isaaci Wake Rex Platonicus, &c. Oxon. 1663. 8vo. l.s-. 
Malleus Maleficarum, &c. Lugd. 1519. 8vo. . 2s. 
Fox ; Acts and Monuments. 3 vols. Lond. 1684. fo. 

\l. 105. 
(3rd vol. Black Letter. Lond. 1641. fo.) 
Matt. "Westmonaster. et Flor. Wigorn. Historise. Lond. 

1593. fol \l. 

Stovv"s Annals. Lond. 1631. fo. . . . \L 
Stow's Survey of London. 1693. fol. . . 5s. 

Chronicon Saxonicum Gibson. Oxon. 1629. 4'". 85. 
Hen. Whartoni Historia de Episcopis et Decanis Lon- 

dinensibus. 1695. 8vo. ..... 55. 

282 ArPENniX XV TL 

Geo. Batol Elenclms niotmini nupernr. in Angliu. V;\v. 

lG4i> " . !.<?. 

Gildas, in English, M-ith a hxrgc rreface. 8vo. 2s. ()(/. 
Chamberlayne, K. Present State of England. Lond. 

1704. 8vo 5s. 

Livii Historia, cuni var. Lect. et Prefatione Erasmi. 

MogunticB. 1518. fo. " Liber rariss." . . 1/. 

Livii llistoria, Basileae, per Hervagium. 1549. fol. 15«. 
Eadmeri Historia Novorum Libri VL cum notis Seldeni. 

Lond. 1623. fol \l. 

List of Clergymen of the Church of f^ngland, turned out 

by the Presbyterians, from 1641 to 1647. Keprinted 

in 1705. 
Catah)gue of Books printed at tlie Theatre. 
Books in tlie Theatre Press. Jan. 5, 1704— Junc 12, 

Catonis Disticha de Moribus cvun Xotis Erasmi. Cant. 

1679. 8vo. 
" Compared with an old MS. I have placed it araong 

" my MSSr 
Jani Anglorum facies altera, per Selden. Lond. 1681. 

12°. " Is. 

Mundus alter et idem, sive terra australis incognita 

illustrata per Mercurium Britannicum. Franc. 8vo. 

Mr. Bagford's Aecountof his design about printing the 

History of Printing. 
Barnabee's Journall, under the names of Mirtilus and 

Faustulus shadowed, &c. in Latin and English. 12mo. 

Lambard's Perambulation of Kent. Lond. 1656. 4to. 8s. 
Catalogue of Printed Books, written by W. Prynne. 

Lond. 1643. 
Joannis Seldeni liber de Xummis. Rothomagi. 1G78. 

8vo 1«. 

" The true Author Alexander Sardius, 'twas firstprinted 

" five vears before Selden was born." 


Rob. Sherinjrham. de Angl. Gentis Orig. Dissertatio. 

Cant. 1670. 8vo 4s. 

Lord Clarendon's History in VI. Parts. 3 vols. Oxon. 

1705. ob. 8°. IL 4s. 

Fleetwood's Chronicon Pretiosum. Lond. 1707. 8vo. 2s. 
John Weevers Funeral Monuments. Lond. 1631. fol. IZ. 
Mat. Parkeri Antiquit. Britanniag Ecclesiae. Hanov. 

1605. fol IZ. 

Clem. Reyneri, Apostolatus Benedictinorum in Anglia. 

Duaci. 1626. fol IZ. 

Burton's Leicestershire. fol. .... 1/. 

Drayton's Polyolbion, with Selden's Xotes. Lond. 1622. 

fol. 10.5. 

Lhuyd's Archaeologia Britt. Tol. i. Oxon. 1707. fol. 15.?. 

The Prjmer of Salysburye. Paris. 1533. 12°. 

Tho. "Walsingham Ypodigma Neustriae. 1574. Lond. 

Alfredi Regis Res Gestse, per Asserium Menev. ed*". 

Parker. Litt. Sax IZ. 

Verstegan's Restitution of decayed Antiquities, &c. 

Antwerp. 1605. 4° 4s. 

Plinii Epiitolae per Phil. Beroaldnm. Bononise. 1498.6«. 
Sir J. Hayward's Lives of the 3 Xorman Kings. Lond. 

1613. 4'" 3s. 

Hardyng's Chronicle and Continuation. 4°. . II. 

Giraldi Cambrensis Cambrise Descriptio, &c. Lond. 

1585. 8vo. 
Godwinus de Prsesulibus Anglias. Lond. 1616. 4". very 

scarce . . . . . . . 11*. 

Mercurius Politicus. M. Aulicus. M. Oxoniensis. M. 

' Have with you to SafFron Walden,' by Tho. Xashe. 

Lond. 1596. 4°. ..." . 3s. 

The Statutes at large, till the 29th of Queen Eliz. 

Lond. 1587. fof. 
" Several things in this Edition about the Reformation, 

"not to be met with elsewhere." 


Canidoni Britannia;. Lond. 1607. fol. . .1/. l.v. 

UssLM-ii Antiq. Britt. Eccles. Dublin. 1639. 4to. 8s. 

The English Grammar, by Ben Jonson. 1640. fol. 5.9. 

A Carol of lliuitynjre • ") t -, , ^^r i 

. ^ 1 1 • • 1 T. ' f London, by Wvnkyn 

A Carol, bnn<rin<i the i>oar s > , ,,, / ,/,, •' 

, , ^ " l de AVorde. 1541. 

head . . . . J 

Synonima Magistri Jo. de Garlandia, exp'^ Galfridi 

Angl. Lond. Pynson. 1509. 
Antonini IterBritanniarum,eur. Gale. Lond. 1709. 4°. 8s. 
King Alfred's Life, by Sir Johu Spelman, with divers 

Historical Remarivs and Improvements ; and a Dis- 

course upon a Roman Inscription lately found near 

Bath, by T. H. Oxon. 1709. 8vo. 
Letter from tbe Duchess of Portsmouth to Madam 

Gwyn. Lond. 1682. 
Caniden's Britannia, in English,by Gibson. Lond. 1695. 

fol 21. 2s. 

"Camden's Remains, with Verses upon the deatli of 

" Queen Anne, Wife to King James I. made by Dr. 

" William Swadon, of Xew College, which Verses I 

" have not seen in any other copies of these Remains. 

"Lond. 1623. 4to." 4«. 

Hoglandiaj Descriptio. Lond. 1709. 8vo. . 6(1. 

Mr. TiIIy's Sermon. John iii. 19. Lond. 1710. Svo. 

'Twas really printed at Oxon. . . . 2d. 

RastairsTableof theKingsof England. Lond. 1516. 8vo. 

CoIIection of Prints, &c. containing ' General Monk's 

' Speech and Declaration, Feb. 21, 1659, for a Common 

' Wealth.' 
Mr. Norden's Middlesex . . . . Ss. 

Mainwaring's Defence of Amicia, 1673. 8vo. and her 

Rejily also, 1673. 8vo. . . . 4.s. 

Hentzneri Itinerarium. Norimb. 1629. 8vo. 2s. Gd. 
Barnes's Edw. IIL Lond. 1688. fol. . . il Is. 

Descriptiou of the siege of Basing Castle. Oxon. 1644. 

Is. 6d. 


Leigh's Accidence of Armorj. 

Kilburne's Survey of Kent. 1659, with his Picture. 4". 

1/. ]s. 
Museum Trandescantianum, [now in the Ashmolean, 

Oxon, B.B.] 1656. 8vo Is. 

The Royal Legacies of Charles y^ First of y' name. 

1649. 4to. 
Hayward's Edward VI. Lond. 1630. 4". 2*. 

The History of Prince Arthur. Lond. 1621. 4°. 4s. 
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Sir John Maundevile's Travayles. Lond. 1572. 4°. 

2.?. 6d. 
Devises Heroiques de M. Claude Paradin, &c. A. 

Anvers. 1563. 12mo. . . . 2s. 

Alciati Emblemata. Par. 1589. 8vo. . 2*. 6d. 

Vindication of Robt. IIL King of the Scotch, from Bas- 

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Ralph Thoresby's Antiquities of Leeds. Lond. 1715. fol. 

II. Is. 
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Nicolson's Letter to White Kennet, thereon. 1742. 4°. 

Bible Eng. by Coverdale. 1551, with y* Common Prayer 

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Joseph Alford's Church Triumphant. Lond. 1649. 12°. 

Sir Robt. Sibbald of the Sheriffdoms of Fife and Kin- 

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Guillim's Heraldry. Lond. 1632. fol. . . 25. 6d. 

Hickesii Thesaurus. fol. [Ling. Septentr. Oxon. 1705. 

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i57G, A very rare Book in 4to. containing these things 
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\. Erasmus de Conscribendis rplls. C.ant. 1521. 
'This is y*' Ist Book ever printed at Cam- 
' bridge.' 

2, Eplie alicptot Eruditorum, viz. Tiioniie Lupseti, 
Guil. Neseni, Tho. Mori, Erasmi llott, These 
seem also to have been pr, at Cambr, or rather 
at Basil where ^lr. Wood tells us (vol. i. col. 
29) they were pr, in 4''. a", 1520, 

3. CuthbertiTon^talli in laudein ]\IatrimoniiOratio. 
Bas, Frob. 1519. Erasnii Epla de Contemptu 
Mundi. Antv. and two others. 

1577. ' A very rare Book,' containing, 'Antonii Massaa 
'Gallessii contra usum duelll monitum. Kouue, 1554.' 
and 9 others, all in 4to. .... 3/. 


Anilrew Horne's MLrror of Justices. Lond. 1646. 8°. 

Erdeswicke's Descr. of Staffordshire. Lond. 1717. 8". 

7.S. 6(1. 
Antiq.ofthe Cath'.Churchof Ilereford. Lond. 1717. 8vo. 

7.9. 6d. 
Antiq. ofthe Cath'. Churchof St. Davld's,bv Mr. Willis. 

Lond. 1717. 8vo 5s. 

Antiq. of Durham, publish*^. by J. Davies, of Kidwelly. 
Lond. 1672. 8vo. . .' . . . 1/. 

Risdon's Devonshire. Lond. 1714. 8vo. . . 10.9. 

Ant. a Wood's Life. Lond. 1710. 8vo. . . 5s. 

Iliustrium Imagines [lib. rariss.] Romae. 1.517. 8vo. 21. 
The true use of Armorie, by W. Wyrley. Lond. 1592. 4°. 

2s. 6d. 
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Card'. Wolsey's Life, by Th. Storer. Lond. 1599. 4°. 

Abingdon's Antiq. of the Cath'. Church of Worcester. 

Lond. 1717. 8vo Is. 

Marmora Oxon. fol. . . . . .11. \5s. 

I^eep's Monuments of Westm. Lond. 1682. 8vo. lO^. 
Somner's Antiq. of Canterbury. Lond. 1640. . 8*. 

Historia Britannica. Oxon. 1640. 12". . . Is. 6d. 

1632. A little parcel, containinjj these scarce things fol- 
lowing, given me by Mr. Edward Burton. 

1. The discoverie of a Gaping Gulf, by J. Stubbe, 
mense Augusti a°. 1579. 8vo. . . 10,9. 6d. 

2. Sir Lewis Stulieley's Petition to y*^ King ab'. Sir 
WRaleigh. Lond. 1618. 4°. . . 2s. 6d. 

3. Trial of Mervin, Lord Audley, for Sodomy. 
Lond. 1642. 4° 2s. 6d. 

4. The Copie of a letter sent out of England to 
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Myles ]):ivies Atlioniv Biitt. or lIi.story of r:un])lilc'tts. 
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AbiKlardi KpliT! per Ric. llawlinson. Lond. 1718. 8". 5*. 
SpeeiVs Chronicle. Lond. 1G32. lol. . . 12s. 

Dialogus Creaturarnni. Goudcc. 1582. 4". lilier r;iriss. 
IL IIolIand's lIeri3ologia Anglica. fol. . . 1/. 5«. 

Milles's Cat. ofllonor. Lond. IGIO. fol. . 12a-. 

Slepbanus de Urbibns Gr. Eas. 15G8. fol. . 8.s\ 

Albion's England, by W. Warner. Lond 1G02. 4". Gs. 
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2.S. dd. 
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Herbert's Ilenr. VIII. Lond. 1G49. fol. . . 125. 

Spotswood's llist. of the Cliurch of Scotland. Lond. 

1G55. fol. . . . . . IG.f. 

Sir Tiio. Brown of Urn Buri;d, &c. Lond. 1658. 8". 4a-. 
An Account of the Curls being Whipt at Westniinster, 

171G. 8". a Foeni, ' given to me by Mr. Calvert.' 
Sir H. Wotton's lleniains. Lond. 1G51. 8°. . 3^. 

Burton's Coniin. upon Antoninus* Itin. Lond. 1G58. fol. 

L'Estrange's Reign of K. Ch. I. Lond. 1655. foi. Gs. 
Bale's Engl. A^^otaryes. Lond. 1560. 8", . . 5«. 

Lord Bacon's Ilenr. VII. Lond. 1641. fol. . 6*. 

Daniers Iiist. ofEngland. Lond. 1617. fol. . 5«. 

Drunimond's Hist. of Scotland. Lond. 1655. lol. lOs. 
Adams's Inde.x Villaris. fol. . . . . \2s. 

Catalogue of Sir Charles Scarbrugli's Books. Lond. 

^ Dr. Wm. Hopkins. O.xon. 170°. 

Thoinas Jett, Escp 

Ilumphrey, Bishop of London. Loiid. 


— John Shipton. 8°. 

John Cropper. 1693. 

John Bridges. Lond. 1725. 8°. \s. Qd. 

Id. ipsiup. 1725. 8°. " . . . . )6s. 



Catalo<Tue of 

Oxon. 1678. 


of MSS. 

19, 1706. 


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1692. 4° 2s. 

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a Norimb. 1690, fol. ... 3/. 


Bil)lio(hoo:i Eliohp. Lond. 1552. fol. . . \l. 

Dibliotlieoa Joiini)i.s reclilini. L. Bat. 1690. 8vo Is. 6fi. 
Corn. a Biuglieni Incunabula TypographijE. Anist. 1688. 

John Duncon'sLife of tlie Lady Falklanil. Lond. 1653. 8**. 


Hist'. Menioire on thelleigne of Q". Eliz. and K. James, 

by Francis Osbourne. Lond. 1658. 8vo, \s. 6d. 

Capt. Sniith"sHist.ofWhores, Jilts,&c. Lond. 1715. 8^ 

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Capt. Smith'sHist. of Highwayineii,&c. Lond. 1714. 3. 8**. 

1734. A Paper ty'd up, in which are these two things. 

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History of the Civil Warsof England. 1661. fol. by J. D. 

Petri Ribndeneiras Cat. Ill"\ Scriptorum Soc^'. Jesu 

Antv. Plant. 1608 3s. 

' Given me by Edw. Prideaux Gwyn, Nobleman of X'. 

' Church.' 
Sanderson's Hist. of Mary Q. of Scots, and of her Son 

James L Lond. 1656. 8«. . . . 15s, 

Wharton's Specimen of Errors in Burnet's History. 

Lond. 1693. 8" 5s. 

Sir Tho. More's Life of K. Eichard IH. fol. 'a great 

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Sir Anth. W^eld()n's Court and Char. of K. James. 

Lond. 1650. 8" 2.9. 

The Nonsuch Charles, his Character. Lond. 1651. 8°, 

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K. Charles I. lai-ge Declaration. Lond. 1639. fol. 5s. 
Sir W^. Dugdale's View of the late Troubles. e Th. 

Oxon, 1681, fol I2s. 


Vox Populi, or Newes frora Spajne, translated acc". to 
the Spanish Copye, which may serve to forwarn both 
England and the United Provinces how farre to trust 
to Spauish pretences. ['This I must have iu my 
view in a certain designe.'] . . . \s, 

A little Bundle containing tliese 4 things, glven me by 
E. P. Gwyn, of Ch. Ch 3«. 

1. Life of Tho. Ld. Cromwell. Lond. 1715. fol. 

2. The Clergy's Tears. 1715. 8vo. 

3. Talbot, Bp. of Oxford's Sermon on y*^ Corona- 
tiou of K. George. 1714. 

4. Hanover Tales. 1715. 

A Bundle over the raft Press, containing these things 

following, given uie by Thomas Rawlinson, Esq. 6«. 

1. Sir Thomas Sraith's Coranionwealth of England. 

Lond. 1589. 4". ' A rarity, but it wants a leaf.' 

And 4 more — then, 

6. De Origine Imperii Turcorura per Barth. Geor- 
giecus. Vitebergas. 1562. 8**. ' A very pretty 

7. John DarrelFs Survey of certainDialogical Dis- 
coui'ses about Devils. 1602. 4*^. ' Here are raany 
' reraarkable things ab' Witches and Spirits in 
' this Tract.' 

A Bundle containing these 4 thlngs glven rae by Mr. E. 
P. Gwyn, of X'. Ch. Oxon. 
Three Tracts, and 

4. The Nature of the Klngdom or Church of Christ, 
in a Sernion by Hoadley, Bp. of Bangor, before 
the King, March 31, 1717, ['This is the vile 
' rascally Serraon, y' hath occasioned such a noise 
' and so much writing. Lond. 1717.'] 8". 

List of the Royal Soclety. Lond. 1718. 8". 'Agreat 
' rarity, raany were vexed at it.' ... 3«. 

Hayward's Life of Henr. IV. Lond. 1599. 4°. 


Acc'. of tlie Baths of England, by Jolin Jones. 

The Rencfit of thc auncient Bathes of Buckstones. Lond. 

lo7"2, by John Jones. 
Antuiuitics of Stanilbrd,by Richard Butchcr. Lond. 1717. 

lOs. 6r7. 
Description of tlie toune of Tottcnh;nn High Cross, by 

■\Vni. Bedwell. Lond. 171«. 
Turnanicut of Tottenhani, jjubr'. by Bcdwcll. Lond. 

1718. 8". 
Jlonasticon Favcrshamiense, by Tho. Southouse. ' A 

'rarcBook.' Lond. 1671. 8". . . . 8«. 

Two Things givcn me by Mr. Edw. Prideaux Gwyn, 

Nobleman of X'. Ch. Oxon. . . . \s. 

1. llomer in a Nutshcll, or the lliad in Immortal 

Doggrel. Lond. 1715. 8". 
•1. Willis, Bp. of Glo'ster's Thanksgiving Sermon 
before y*^ King (George) at St. rauFs, Jan. 20, 
1714. 8°. 

A I3undle cont". these things givcn me by Tho. Kawlin- 
son, Esq. among others. 

4. Manasseh's Miraculous ^lctamorphosis, a Scrmon 
by George Langford. Lond. 1621. ' but indif- 
' ferent — a quick conceited style.' Imperfect. 4°. 

Grafton's Abridgm'. of his Chronicle. Lond. 1564. 

' Given nie by Mr. Shernian, of X'. Ch.' 8°. \s. Gd. 
Officium B. M. V. Antv. 1708. 8°. ' Given me by Mr. 

Calvert.' 3s. 6d. 

Somner of the llonian Ports and Forts. e Th. Oxon. 

1693. 8° 2s. 6d. 

W"\ Baxter's Glossary. Lond. 1719. 8". . Gs. 

W. Joyner's Life of Card'. Polc. Lond. 1686. 8°. 

Is. 6d. 
John Ilookc, alias Vowell, Acc'. of the Officeis of Exeter. 

' A great rarity.' 4°. . . . . . 2s. 

John Hooke, Ilis Cat. of the Blshops of Excester. Lond. 

1584. 4°. ' A great rarity too' . . 2«. 


Sir David Lindsaj' (of the Mount Knt. otherwise Lion 
Kinge of Armes) of the Monarche, in IV. Books. [' A 
' curious old printed thing, but inipei'fect. 4°.'] 4s. 

Milton's Hist. of England. Lond. 167L ^**. . 8s. 

Trussers Hist. of England. Lond. 1636. fo. . 2s. 

Spenser's Faerie Queen. Lond. 1609. fol. . fis. 

Monarchlarum Hist. cum Icon. ligno incisis. [It is a 
curiosity, though imperfect.] Bernfe. 1540. fol. 4a-. 

Browne Willis' Abbies. 2. v. Lond. 1718. 8". 11. lOs. 

Lillj's Grammar. Oxon. 1679. with the construeing 
part pr. at Lond. 1679. also the Additlonal Rules in 
the Oxford Grammar confirmed, by John Twells. [wh. 
last Is a curlositj] e Th. Oxon. 1680. . . 5s. 

H. IMaglus de Tintlnnabulis, cum Xot. R. Sweerfil. 
Hanov. 1609. fo. ' rare and curlous.' 

Wm. Llsle's Saxon Monuments. Lond. 1623. 4°. 5.«. 

Sarames's Brltannlse. Lond. 1676. fol. . . lOs. 

Heylin's History of the Reformatlon. Lond. 1661. fol. 


Graces at Meals. Lond. 1640. 8°. . . . \s. 

Tho. Johnson de Thermis Bathonlcls. Lond. 1634. 8". 


Vlsitation Sermon at Oundell In Northants, by Thos. 

Cooper. Lond. 1619. 4° \s. 

The Prlnclpality of Wales, by Sir John Doddridge. 

Lond. 1714. 8" 3a-. 

Ashmole's Theatrum Chemlcum Brltt. Lond. 1652. 4°. 

Roger Ascham's Schoolmaster. Lond. 1569. 4°. scarce 

but imperf. . . . . . . \s. 6d. 

Glossarlum Med. and Inf. Latinitatis. 3 Tom. C. M. per 

Du Fresne. Lugd. 1688. fol. ' very scarce and dear.' 

Glossarlum Med. and Inf. GrEecItatls. Franc. 1681. fol. 

' very rare and very dear' . . . 4Z. 

Stonehenge,byInigo Jones. Lond. 1655.fol. 'veryscarce.' 




Sir Peter Leyccster's Hist'. ColP^ particy. ab'. Cliesliire. 

Loiul. 1673. fol L'. 

Insiirroction of Wat Tyler aiidJ. Straw. Lontl. 1654. 8'\ 

2«. 6(1. 
Octavii Ferrarii Diss". de lucernis sepulclir. Pat. 

1674. 4**. a niost curious and rare Book. . y^^. 

Octavii Ferrarii Analecta de Ee Aestiaria. libr. i " ' 

VIL Pat. 1654 and 1670 J 

Kuperti Obs. ad Ilist. Univ. Synop. Beroldianum. Norib. 

1659. 8". ' a good piece.' . . . .2«. Qd. 

Pignorius de Servis. Amst. 1674. 1 A curious scarce 
Popnia de Servis. Amst. 1672. 3 tliing. 

Holstenii Annotat. Geograph. Eoma3. 1666. 8°. It isvery 

scarce. ....... 7*. 

Commentarioli Britannica Descriptionis Fragmentuni, 

Auctore Ilumfredo Lbuyd. Col. Agr. 1572. 8°. very 

Relaciones de Pedro Teixeira d'el Origen descendenday 

successiori de los Ileyes de Persia, &c. En Aniberes. 

1610. 8°. a very rare Book. . . . 11. 

Xonnius Marcellus de Proprietate Sermonis. Par 1583. 

8°. a scarce Book. ..... 8s. 

Joh. Kirchmannus Georg. Longus, and Henr. Korman- 

nus de Annulis. L. Bat. 1672. 
Item. Abr. Gorljei Tractatus de Annulorum origlne. ' A 

' curious Book.' ... . . 3*. 

The Sanctuarie of a troubled Soule, by J. H. 8°. Valu- 

able, particularly for the manner of Printing. 2s. 

1971. A AVonderfull rare Thing, containingthesePieces 
following ...... II. 

1. A compendious olde Treatyse (shewynge) howe 
that we ought to have the Scripture in Englyshe. 
^ Emprented atMarlborow in theladeofHessen, 
Mccccc and xxx. 

2. A compendious letter wh. Thom. Pomerane, 
curate of the Conirregation at Wittenberge, sent 


to the f.iythful Xtian Congregation in Englande. 

3. Two letters, one of Henry Bulljnger, the other 
of John Calvyn ab' y" Masse. 

4. Lanientation of a Christen agaynst the Cytye of 
London for some certayne great vyces used 
therein. Nurenbergh. 1545. 

5. The Huntynge and fyndyng out of the Ronjyshe 
Foxe, &c. by Wm. Wraghton, i.e. Wm. Turner. 
Bas. 1543. 

6. A Xew Work conc". both parts of the Sacra- 
ment, by Ph. Mehmchton. 1543. 870. 

Buchanan, Rerum Scoticarum Historia. 

Buchanan, de Jure Regni apud Scotos. 1643. 8°. 6s. 

1974. A strange scarce oki thing, printed by Wm. Cax- 

ton, intit. Eracles, and also of Godefi'ey of Boloyne. 

fol. imperf. . . . . . . 11. 

Tho. Bartholinus Cass. de Armillis veterum. Olai Wormii 

de aureo Cornu ad F. Licetum responsio. Hafnise. 

1647. 8". a curious Book. 
Cl. Galeni Chronol. Elogium per Labbeum. Par. 1609. 
J. INIeursii Critieus Arnobianus Item Hypocriticus 

Minutianus, &c. L. Bat. 1599. A Paoli Sphoera Gr. 

Lat. per Sinairum Argentorice. 1539. Paoli Dispu- 

tatio de Motu. Gr. cum Pref. Grynaji. Bas. 1531, 

8°. scarce valuable CoUection. . . . lOs. 

Mr. Basset's Essay for Catholick Communion. Lond. 

1704. 8°. It is ficarce Ss. 

Whartoni Anglia Sacra, 2 v. fol. tond. 1691. It is 

now grown scarce. ..... 2/. 

Will. Slatyer's History of Great Britain. Lond. fol. It 

is very scarce. . . . . . . \2s. 

Dugdale's Warwickshire. Lond. 1656. fol. 'very rare 

' and A'ery dear.' . . . . .3/. 3s. 

Browne's Fasciculus. Lond. 1690. fol. . . H. lOs. 

Bp. Merck's Speech. Lond. 4to. A great rarity. 28. 6d. 



Series Chronologica, per Guil. Lloyd. OxoiiiiB. Th. 
Shcltl. 1700. It is very soarce. There vvere but a 
few printed. ...... 10«. 

A Volume containing these things foUowing. . 21. 2.v. 
1. Nic. Fierberti de An(i((uitate Catholicas Rcli- 

gionis in Anglia, libellu.-^. lloniaj. 1G08. 
■2. I<:jusd. Vit. Card''. Ahmi. Ibi.L 

3. Nic. Fierberti Oxon. in Anglia AcademiaB De- 
script. &c. Romae. 1G02. 

' The said three Pieces are very scarce.' 

4. A briefe Historie of the Glorious Martyrdom of 
XII. Rev. Priests, &c. printed 1582. This Book 
is yet more scarce. 

5. Joan. IIus de arguendo Clero Tractat. Gouduj. 
1650. very scarce. 

Joannis Majoris Ilistoria ]\Iajoris Brit. Bad. Ascens. 

1521.4''. A very great rarlty. It hath been sold in 

an auction for a Guinea. . ... 21. 

De Rebus Turcarum, per Xtoph. Kircherum Thury- 

neum. Par. 1540. 4°. Rare. . . . 3s. 

Tho.SmithdeRepub.Anglorum. Lugd.B. 1641. 12°. Elz. 

Vegetius, Scriptores de re Militari. L. Bat. Plant. 1592. 

8°. a rare Book. ..... 6*. 

1. Disticha moralia Catonis, per''[ 
Erasm. Rot. Bas. Frob. 1520. 

2. Octavii Cleophili Carmen de cajtu 
Poetarum. Bas. Frob. 1518. 

3. llesiodi Opera & Dies. Lat. 
per Nic. Vallam. Bas. Frob. 
1518 V 

4. Ulrichi Hutteri in Neminem Car- 
men. Bas. 1519. 

5. J. Chrysostom in 2 Cor. xi. 1. 
o)(f)£\oy, &c. Homilia. Bas. 1519 . 

6. Erasmi Pacis Querimonia. Wolf. 
Bas. 1522 J 

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' very rare in these 
' Editions.' lOs. 


Ilistoriarum Britannlae libri IX. per R. Vitum Ba*inir- 

stochiura. Atrebati, & Duaci. 1597-8. 1600. 1602. 

obus Yoig^ ^ gre^t rarity. . . .1^. 1?. 

Micliaelis Apostolii Byzant. Proverbia Gr. & Lat. Lugd. 

B. 1G53. 4°. a scarce Book. . . . 5.y. 

Languette's or Cooper's Chronicle. Lond. 1565. 4°. 

' A great rarity. It is the true Edition.' . 12s. 
Xicolson's Scottish Ilistorical Library. Lond. 1702. 8°. 

XicoIson's Irish Ilistorical Library. Dublin. 1724. 8°. 


Thomaj Lydiat Canones Chronologici. Oxon. e Th. 

Shehi. 1675. 8°. 'It is now scarce.' . . 4.?. 

Jacobi Warasi Rerum Hibernicar. Annales. Dubl. 1664. 

fol. Liber rariss. . . . . . \0s. 

Jacobi Waro^i Antiquitates Hiberniae. Lond. 1658. H°. 

Editio Secunda. Lib. rar. .... \0s. 
A Defence of the Eights and Privileges of the Univ?. of 

Oxford. Oxon. e Th. 1690. 4°. . . . \s. 6d. 

A Collection of Song Books, Story Books, &c. 8°. 3*. 
The Xew Test. in Lat. & Engl. The English is an old 

version. The Date gone. It is a curiosity. 5s. 

Geo. Whetstone's English Mirrour. 4°. . . 1*. 

Compendious Yiew of the Tryals about the Plot. 4°. 1«. 
Hearne de Obstinatione cum Dodwelli Prolegomenis. 

Dubl. 1672. 8°. ' A rare Book. Mr. Dodwell used 

' to tell me there were only 300 copies printed.' 5s. 
Abridgement of the Chronioles of Scotland, with a De- 

scription of Scotland. Edin. S*'. 16-33. 'Xo common 

'Book.' 2.S. 

Two Xew Xovels. — 1. The Art of Making Love. 2. 

The Fatal Beauty of Agnes de Castro. Lond. 1688. 8". 

John Bradford's Life and Examination. Lond. 1561. 8". 

A great rarity. . . . . . . 2s. 6d. 

The Lawes and Statutes of Geneva, &c. Lond. 1562. 

8*^. A rare Book 2s. 


A brefe Clironvcli» coin'. tlio cxtiiiiiuatioii aiid deatli of 

Sir Joliii Oldecastell, tlie I.''. Cobliam, by Johan Bale. 

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Appendix to the Life of Dr. Edni. Staunton, by Mr. 

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Nat. Hist. of the Clialybeate and Purglng Waters of 

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Morton^sNat.HIst.ofiSrorthamptonshire. Lond. 1712.fol. , 

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(DR.), letter, iii. 
Aa ( Vander), book- 

seller, i. 96. 
A. — a (Mr.) forced 

to do peuance, i. 202. 
Aaron, a Jew in Oxford, iii. 

Abbey lands, ii. 106, 127. 
Abbington ( Lord), visit to Ox- 

ford, iii.91. 
Abbot (Arcbbishop), i. 56, ii. 

204, iii. 53. 
Abbots, account of, i. 306; 

mitred, ii. 99, iii. 18. 
Abiagdon, curious tract on, ii. 

294 ; William the Conqueror 

at, ii. 315 ; Abbey, ii. 296. 
Acres (Rer.), assaulted, i. 311. 
Actis and Constitutionis of Scot- 

land, iii. 269. 
Adams (Dr.), i. 282, ii. 108. 
Adaiiis (Thomas), iii. 136. 
Addison (Anthony), accountof, 

i. 76 ; sermon, 77. 
Addison (Joseph), travels, opi- 

nion on, i. 73, 88, 296; ac- 

count of, i. 76, ii. 47 ; expelled, 

ii. 54 ; funeral, ii. 104 ; anec- 

dote, ii. 109, iii. 46, 138. 
Addison (Lancelot), accountof, 

i. 76. 
Addresses, value of, i. 258. 

Adkins (Sir Henry), ii. 319. 

Adrian (Emp.), i. 138. 

.i4;ifric's Grammar,i. 146; monej 
in, i. 150. 

Ainsworth (Robert), accouut 
of, ii. 157 ; on U'oodward's 
Sliieki, iii. 20 ; publications, 
iii. 13,16 ; accountof, iii. 151. 

Ajax translated, iii. 138. 

Alabaster (Dr.), verses by, ii. 

Alanus de Insulis, iii. 238. 

Albemarle (Duchess of), death, 
iii. 161. 

Album, curious, ii. 24. 

Alchester, origin of, i. 146. 

Aldrich (Charles), sermon, &c. 
ii. 160. 

Aldrich ( Dr. Henry), i. 60 ; cha- 
racter, works, i. 82, 91 ; on he- 
raldry, i. 94 ; death, and cha- 
racteir, i. 211; MS. i. 224; 
installation of, i. 237, 248 ; 
Institutio Geometrica, i. 250 ; 
opinion on, ii. 46; Ptolemy's 
^lusica, ii. 79 ; care of, ii. 85 ; 
portrait, ii. 91, iii. 64; monu- 
nient to, iii. 91, 94 ; on Pri- 
deaux, iii. 157. 

Aldus, i. 1. 

Ale Tasiing, i. 41. 

Alesander'( Peter), iii. 191,192. 

Alexander the Great, i. 11. 



AIIV.hI (King), i.B; lif.', i. -Jl;;; 

grant of, li. 111; ))c>rtrail, li. 

l.Vi ; lilc of, ii. -JV.K 
Allain (Anilr.w), i. 'J06. 
Allemont (.Mr. ), i. H7. 
AUcn (C^anlinal), i. ;;o, iii. <;r». 
AUen ((ioorge), curious epitaj)!! 

on, ii. 4S. 
AUen ('Ihonias), i. 97. 
Alnielovanus, i. 96. 
Aisop (Antlionv), il.'lrnri' of, i. 

•l;;; inseription bv, i. (iO, '.'0, 

'.'18; d.ath of, .S;e. ii. 'Jl? ; 

trial of, ii. '.M(i, lii. I'.». 
Allham ( Hoger), i. 91. 
Amelia ( i'riiicess), iii. 117. 
Ainery (.lolin), ii. ;>0H. 
Ammon (JeftVev), aecount of, ii. 

Anacreoii translated, i. ll'i. 
Anathemas, at end of bouks, i. 

Ancient Exercises for ])ei,'rees, 

ii. b'2. 
Anderson (Mr.), ii. 1.S9, 'J.")l. 
Anderson (James), work bv, ii. 

Anderton, i. 55. 
Andreiv (Sir Eusebv),poisoning 

of, iii. 106. 
Andrew (Tliomas), iii. 10(). 
Andrews (Dr.), iii. 2j9, 'J5j. 
Andrews (John), elected to 

Ashmolean, iii. 81. 
Anglesey (Earl of), iii. 46. 
Anglorum Proelia, ii. 5'J. 
Ann (Princess), i. 270. 
Anne ( Princess lioyal), mar- 

riage, iii. 1'24. 
Anne (Queen), statue at Christ 

Church, i. 89 ; statue ot, i. 

i69; poems to, i. 188; deatli, 

i. 303 ; anniversary of her 

death, ii. 6, 40. 
Anstis ( John), ii. 1 ; cliaracter, 

ii. 10, 1'29, '2'i4; and Pawlin- 

son, ii. 231, 232 ; book leut to, 

iii. 17, 26. 
Aiitliologia Astrologica, i. 1. 

An(ii|uarics pn-f.-r walking, ii. 

Aiui.iuitas rh(,'ol. et (i.iiiilis, i. 

;\ntiiiuitalis Acadeiiuiu Oxon. 

Huthor of, i. 97. 
.AiitKiuitics, valiic of, i. '2()] ; 

Honiaii, found, i. ,31;}. 
A))pn'ntices, r.'li.'f of, i. 61. 
Arbuthiiot (l)r.), Pope's J^jiis- 

tl(>, iii. 1()7. 
;\rchbisho])S, curious story of 

thi' twi), i. '.'I(i. 
Archcr ( Aii.In-w ), iii. 25, IJB. 
Argylc (.lohii Diikc of ), iii. i;;8. 
Arraii (J-arl of). c]"ctcd chan- 

cellor, ii. 17, 150; caveat, ii. 

Arrian, i. 11. 

.■\rticli'S ( tliirty-niiie), i. 264. 
Artis l.ogica',"i. 82. 
.Aruiidcl ('Jhos. ;\rcii}))).), beiic- 

factioii, iii. 64, 71. 
,\ruiulcliau .AJarbles, gift of, •.. 

Ash (.Mary), iii. 87. 
Asliburiiham aiul Charlcs 1., u. 

Ashmole (Elias), i. 15 ; licrks, 

ii. 94, 99. 
Astrey (Sir .Taiiies), i. 2. 
Astrey ( Ur. ), ii. l;35. 
Atliena" Oxonicnsis, i. 1(), 16, 

17, .30, 31, 59, 64, 74, 108, ii. 

7. 73, 110, 147, 1.55, 192, iii. 

29, 106. 116, 126,173, '206,'237. 
Atkius (Sir Pi.), i. '207. 
Atkiiis, on Printing, iii. 172. 
Atkiiison (Mr. ^jelected, i. 209. 
Atterbury (P)).), ojiinion of, i. 

215; iuslallation, i. 236; dili- 

geiice, i. 243 ; anecdote, i. 

306; visit to, ii. 39; trial, ii. 

160; departure, ii. 164,203; 

visit to Paris, ii. 205, iii. 94, 

Aubrey (Jolin), i. 205; letter 

from Gardeu, ii. 86; ]MS. iii. 




Austin (Wm."), i. 31. 

AvUffe (Dr. John), degraded, ii. 

Ayhvorth (Dr.), ii. 37-. 
Ayre ( Mrs. ), iii. 8?. 
Ajres on Houg]i, ii. 29. 
Ayscue (Mr.), ii. 291. 

B. (R.) N. Crotvch, i. 291; 
books by, iii. 234. 

Bacon (Lord), saying of, i. 116. 

Bacon (Rogerj, i. 2 ; ■works, ii. 
153; error of, ii. 177; his 
studj, ii. 285. 

Bacon ('J hos. Sclater), account 
of, ii. 78. 

Badger (.Mr.), i. 254. 

Bao;ford ( John), on niaps, i. 136, 
292 ; literary works, i. 293, 
310, ii. 16, 98 ; papers, ii. 
141 ; visit to Bunyan, ii. 157 ; 
opinion on, ii. 225, iii. 111. 

Baiubridge (John), i. 200. 

Baker (Bp.), Sermon, 6cc., ii. 

Baker's Chronicle, continuation 
f.f, i. 239. 

Baker (James),ver8eson, ii. 253. 

Baker (Thomas), i. 38, 264, ii. 
76, 84, 87, 100, 105, 117, 125, 
126, 135, 156, 160, 173, 174, 
207, 208, 210; letter, ii. 107, 
131,138, 224, 294, 313; de- 
servins; a statue, iii. 8, 9; 
Antiq.^Brit. iii.22,27, 28,30, 
34,37 ; opinion on, iii. 44, 45 ; 
on Bumett, iii. 60,61; Ox- 
ford's MSS.,iii. 63; Phalaris' 
Epistles, iii. 110; on death, 
6cc., iii. 111 ; letter from, iii. 
142, 150, 151 ; on counter- 
feits, iii. 161. 

Baker ( Dr. \Vm.), bribery by, 
ii. 103 ; duel, iii. 150. 

Baldwin ( WilL), i. 10. 

Bale ( John), iii. 141 ; and Bells, 
iii. 179 ; ^'ocation to Ossarie, 
&c., iii. 27 ; Life of Cobham, 
iii. 31. 

Balfee, a Rapparee, i. 142. 

Ball (John), Spenser'3 Kalen- 
dar, iii. 71. 

Ballads (old), collections of, i. 
226; ii. 59; iii. 257. 

Ballard (George), account of, ii. 
314; MS. iii. 64, 121, 128. 

Ballard (Miss), coins, ii. 255. 

Baltimore (Lord), iL 57. 

Balzac, iii. 238. 

Bamford (John), iii. .51. 

Banbury ( John), ii. 297. 

Banbury, cakes, i. 217; epitaph 
at, ii. 179. 

Banks (Mr.), iii. 87. 

Bannister (Mr.), visit to, ii. 41. 

Barhour(Jeffrey),ii.297; death, 

Barentine (Thos.), ii. 306. 

Barlow (Bp.), i. 14, 15, 71, 
135, 196, iii. 230, 237; ou 
Goodn'in's Redemption, i. 54, 
55 ; on Souls, i. 62 ; on the 
Rites of Durham, i. 64 ; Gen- 
tilfs, i. 69 ; atheistical, 1. 116 ; 
MS. i. 203, ii. 206 ; Remains, 
iii. 199 ; letter from, iii. 200 ; 
opinion on, iii. 204. 

Barlow (Richard), death of, ii. 

Barnabv's Joumal, ii. 255. 

Barnard (Robt.), iii. 248. 

Barnard (William), ii. 117. 

Barnes (Joshua),ii. 163; vrine 
spodt by his wife, i. 89 ; gift 
to James L &c. i. 112; death 
and character, i. 263 ; Ho- 
mer, iii. 133 ; opiniou on, 
iii. 233. 

Bames (Mrs.),letter to, iii. 233. 

Barnes, the waggoner, iii. 77. 

Barrow (Isaac), praying for the 
dead, ii. 188. 

Bartlet, notice on, ii. 119. 

Barton, i. 55. 

Barwick (Peter), Life, ii. 211. 

Basire (Isaac), Sacriledge Ar- 
raigned, i. 71. 

Baskerville (Young),account of. 



ii. 122; (Mr.) visit to, &c. ii. 
127 ; Familv, ii. 318 ; ftlS. iii. 
Ikstwick (John), i. 157. 
15atemaii (('liristoplier), ii. 254 ; 
iMS. ii. 255; reprimauded, iii. 
Hatli, «^aiety of, iii. 83. 
IJathurst (Ur.), i. 86. 
Bathurst (Sir Bonj.),i. 78. 
Baxtf.T (Richard), i. 116, 117 ; 
letter on liis works,ii. 120,163. 
Baxter (Wm.), opinion on, i. 
116; dcatli, account of, &c. 
ii. 163. 
Baxter (i\lr.), i. 116. 
Bayly (Dr.), translation by, ii. 

Bajmes abusps Heame, ii. 46. 
Beaucham (.lon.), ii. 110. 
Beaufort (Cardinal), i. 135. 
Beaufort (Henry Somerset, 
Duke of), death, cbaracter, 
&c. i.297. 
Beche ( Edm. de la), iii. 55. 
Beckford (John), ii. 85. 
Bedford (Duke of), i. 152. 
Bedford (Hilkiah), Answer to 
Priestcraft, i. 214 ; Hereditary 
Right, ii. 60 ; death, works, 
&c. ii. 210; in prison, iii. 60, 
Bedford (Thomas), iii. 166. 
Bedford (\Villiam),letter from, 

ii. 27 ; letter to, iii. 196. 
Bedminsternear Bristoljiii. 147. 
Bee (Cornelius), Historians, iii. 

Begbrooke, ii. 67. 
Beisley (Rlrs.), iii. 204. 
Belasyse (Hon. Rowland), iii. 

Bell Ringing- exploits, iii. 96, 
104, 109,133; Campanalogia, 
iii. 145, 1.54, 180, 184. 
Bend ( Sir Anthony), abstract of 

wiil, i. 125. 
Bennett's Thueydides, cost of, 
i. 140; Abridgment, i. 233. 

Ben.son (Martiu), ii. 142 ; opin- 
ion on, li. G^ ; mude Bp. iii. 
152 ; letier of, iii. 174. 
Bentley (Dr. Richd.), i. 82; 
opinion on, i. 209 ; admission, 
iii. 21 ; aud Cotton Library, 
iii. 78. 
Bernard (^Chas.), i. 51, ii. 166; 
death, i. 207, 209; curious 
book of, i. 233, 231. 
liernard (Dr. Edward), i. 1, 

206, iii, 24. 
Berning-liam (Roger dc), i. 252. 
Berningham (Sir Brian de), i. 

Berwick ( James Duke of),death, 

&c. iii. 144. 
Besils (Sir Peter), ii. 297. 
Best (Mr.), non-election of, ii. 

Bettsworth (Dr.),i. 232. 
Bever ( John ),Chronicle,iii. 122, 
149 ; Chronicle burnt, iii. 
184, 193. 
Beza de Polygamia, i. 61, 62 ; 

on Broughton, ii. 33. 
Bible, Henry VII 1.'«, i. 18, 19, 
20 ; loss of, and value, i. 32 ; 
Bishop's, ii. 131 ; Latin, ii 
200 ; editions of, iii. 169 ; Bib. 
Biblica, iii. 175, 177, 179. 
Bigg (John), curious shoe, i. 

Billers (William), waits on, 

Geo. I. ii. 128. 
Bilstone (John), non-election,| 
iii. 39 ; sermon, iii. 85, 210,1 
Bindley (Mr.), iii. 197. 
Binoham (Dr.), i. 70. 
Birichead (Mr.), i. 141. 
Bishop (Rev. William), death,| 

ii. 270. 

Bishops, whose offices are abolJ 
ished, i. 71 ; Sir John Pack'| 
ington's letter on, i. 83 ; del 
prived, i. 277. 
Biss (Edward), death and ac 
count of, iii. 130. 




Blackbourne (.Mr.), iii.176. 

Blackett, a villain, i. 51. 

Blackraore (Sir Kichard), satir- 
ized,i.l37; writintjsextolled, 
ii. 44 ; works, ii. 169, iii. 163. 

Blake's Oak, ii. 194, 205, 215. 

Blechingdon. ii. 283. 

Blencoive (Justice), ii. 49. 

Blenheim. House. See Wood- 

Bliss (Philip),letter to, iii. 190. 

Blome (Richard),and Guillim's 
Heraldry, i. 72. 

Blomfield ( Francis), Antiq. of 
Xorfolk, iii. 117. 

Bloody Court (the), iii. 267; 
Tragedy, iii. 268. 

Blount, Tenures, Lamb Day, ii. 
158; Boscobel,ii. 211, iii. 34. 

Blount (Mr.) li. 208. 

Bloxam's(Dr.), Magdalen CoU. 
Res^ister, ii. 314. 

Bobart ( Jacob), ii. 238. 

Bobart (Tilman), ii. 238. 

Bodleian Library, i. 1, 6, 8, 10, 
18, 19,20,23,30,31,46,62, 
69, 78, 80, 81, 86. 96, 109 ; 
Epistles, i. 110 ; Primer, i. 
111 ; MS. i. 140, 143; letter, 
i. 148 ; Lord's Prayer, i. 149 ; 
Psalms, i. 166, 182, 183, 207, 
213, 238 ; Cowley's Poems, i. 
259, 263; MS. in, i. 273 ; shoe, 
275 ; form of admission, i. 
282, 292, 312 ; Beza's letter, ii. 
33 ; Bacon's INISS., ii. 153; few 
classics in, ii. 206 ; Wanley, 
keeper, ii. 250 ; cat. of ]\1SS., 
ii. 251 ; Casaubon's papers, 
iii. 24 ; damaged, iii. 38 ; 
librarian, iii. 39 ; letters in, 
iii. o'o ; AlS. iii. 6S ; Burton's 
Books, iii. 115; -MS. in, iii. 
123 ; scarce books in, iii. 168 ; 
Hearne'8 appointment, 6cc. 
iii. 192 ; Hearne's Diaries, iii. 
196 ; transcripts from, iii. 

Bodlev (Sir Thos.), portrait of, 

i. 116. 
Boleshipton, ii. 205. 
Boleyn (Anna), portrait, ii. 71. 
BoUing-broke (Lord), out of 

favour, ii. 40 ; character, ii. 

104, 159; pardoned, ii. 162, 

Bolton (Mr.), Xero Ceesar, i. 

292, 298. 
Bond, i. 121. 
Bonefire (the), i. 44. 
Bonnell ( J ames ) , Life, &c. i. 31 . 
Books, first auction of, ii. 155 ; 

sell cheap, ii. 158, iii. 159; 

booksellers' and authors' bill, 

iii. 175. 
Borde ( Andrew),birthplace, iii. 

116; Tom Thumb, iii. 138; 

character, iii. 141. 
Boothe (Charles),registry of, i. 

Borstal House, accounts of, ii. 

Bossuet (J. B.), Exposition of 

the Doctrine of the Catholick 

Church, i. 58. 
Boston, i. 17. 
Botfield (Beriah), iii. 272. 
Boulton (Mr.), iii. 241. 
Bourchier (Archbp.), ii. 97. 
Bourchier (Roger), opinion on, 

ii. 258. 
Bourchier (Dr.), ii. 308, 317. 
Bourgchier (Sir Henry), i. 1. 
Bourn (Mr.),election of, ii.274. 
Bowles (Dr. ), marriage, i. 138. 
Bowles (Joseph), ii. 150, iii. 3 ; 

threatened expulsion, iii. 1.3 ; 

death and character, iii. 38, 

Bowman (Thomas), iii. 136. 
Bowtel ( William), iii. 235. 
Bowyer (Sir William), married, 

iii. 109. 
Boyce (Sir John), iii. 57, 128. 
Boyle (Hon. Chas.), i. 82. 
Brabant (Dr.), iii. 84. 
Braboarn (Dr.), ii. 282. 



Bracoiiirdle (]\Irs.), letter to, i. 

Bracunbure (Robt.), i. 87. 
Bradley (Mr.), ii. 1.51. 
Bradley (R.), drawing by, i. 

Bradshiiw (Dr.), enraged, ii. 

31(5, iii. 82, 9S. 
Bradsliaw ('llioiiias),iii. 181. 
Braechanis IMaids, ii. 188. 
Bray (."Mr.), i. 185. 
Braj, parisli of, i. 53. 
Breach (])r.), i. 212. 
Bremidiam (\\ iil.), account of, 

ii. 193, 201. 
Brewers, abuse of, iii. 67. 
Brewster (IMr.), ii. 141. 
Brickland (I\lr.), iii. 134. 
Bridall (Lieut.), mutiny of, iii. 

Bridges (Dr. Ralpli), ii. 221. 
Bridges (Dr. Henry), ii. 308, 

Bridges (John), ii. 51, 1.34; 

letter from and to, ii. 148, 

155 ; ^\ altham Cross, ii. 207 ; 

books, ii. 243 ; collections, 

ii. 221, iii. 269. 
Brio£;s ( llenrv), i. 200. 
Brigiit (B. IL'),iii. 258. 
Bristol, bells of, i. 285. 
British gold plate, iii. 81. 
Briton (Mr.), li. 182. 
Britton (Thomas), small coal 

man, account of, ii. 13. 
Brome (Adam), iii. 6 ; bis 

chapel, iii. 97. 
Brome (Tom.), iii. 159. 
Brome (\\m.), letter, iii. 49, 

176, 203. 
Bromley (Will.), losesspeaker- 

ship, i. 45 ; travels ridiculed, 

i. 46 ; satirized, i. 49, ii. 91, 

149 ; elected, ii. 150. 
Brook (Mr.), iii. 2, 3. 
Brookesby (Mr.), i. 230,239; 

death and character of, i. 

Brookland (Jo.), iii. 108. 

Broughton (Hugh), iii. 1.34; 

( 'liroiiology, and other works, 

i. 80; JMSS. i. 81; defence, 

i. 89 ; maps, i. 136 ; Beza's 

letter on, ii. 33; temper of, 

ii. 35. 
Browiie (Charles), iii. 165. 
Browiie (Ldward), account of, 

\c., iii. 100. 
lirowne (Mr.) iii. 216. 
15rowne(Sir llichard), letter to, 

i. 71. 
Browne (Sir Tbomas), iii. 100. 
Bruno (Jordan), Roma Triuin- 

phante, i. 233, ii. 130. 
Brute (Walter), ii. 197. 
Brydges (Sir Egerton), i. 26.3. 
Bucer( Martin),character,iii.41. 
Buchanan"s Epigrams, i. 143. 
Buckingham (DucLess of), iii. 

Buckingbam (Duke of), i. 8, 

57 ; epitaph, ii. 133. 
Buda^us (\\ m.), learning of, ii. 

Bugg (Francis), on Quakerism, 

i. 103; Goliah, cost of, i. 140. 
Bulkeley (Sir Richard), a pro- 

phet ; i. 151 ; account of, i. 

Bull (Dr.), i. 122. 
Bullen (William), on Plague, 

ii. 117. 
BuUington Hill, iii. 26. 
Bunce (Tlios.), iii. 236. 
Bunyan (John), visit to, ii. 157. 
Burford Bridge, ii. 297. 
Burges (Cornelius), accountof, 

i. 71. 
Burgess (Daniel), i. 187. 
Burghers (Michael), death and 

account of, ii. 285, iii. 197. 
Burgoyn (George), iii. 52. 
Burgoyn (Thos.), iii. 52, 
Burial, extraordinary, i. 147 ; 

ancient mode, ii. 32 ; iu wiiid- 

ing sheets, ii. 199. 
Burfeigb (Lord), i. 264 ; Paj^ers, 

iii. 261. 



Burlington (Earl of), iii. 140. 
Burman ( J. ), i. 9. 
Buraell (Williara), i. 253. 
Burnet ( Bp. ), i, 18, 43 ; iii. 118 ; 

anecdote, 51, 191 ; kindness 

of, iii. 60, 61 ; Historj of his 

Own Time, lii. 125 ; libels in, 

&c., iii. 129; defended, iii. 

135, 210. 
Burnett (son of Bp.), character 

of, i. 248. 
Burnet (Thos,), iii, 135. 
Burrowes, iii. 95. 
Burslam ( Mr. ), elected to Mag- 

dalen, iii. 85. 
Burton (Dr.), i. 236. 
Burton (Henry), i. 157. 
Burton (Edw.), iii. 153, 154, 

184, 216. 
Burton (Richard), or Crouch, i. 

Burton (Roht.), Itin. i, 146; 

Anatomy, i. 282, iii. 113 ; ac- 

count of, iii. 114. 
Burton (Thos.), i. 91. 
Burton (Mr.), ii. 231. 
Burr (Richd. Bp. of Durham), 

i. 74. 
Busby (Dr. Richd.),opinion on, 

i. 118. 
Butler (Dr. Edw.), ii. 291 ; iii. 

38, 161, 213. 
Butler (Mr.j, ii. 208. 
Bygott (Rohert;, i. 253, 

Cadogan (Col.), married, ii. 49, 
Caesar's Commentaries, i. 248. 
Caius (Dr. John), i. 33 ; Antiq. 

of Cambridge, iii. 31 ; on 

Wickliff, iii, 31 ; Hist. Can- 

tab. iii. 34. 
Calamy (Edm.), ii. 152, 
Calamy (son of Edmund), ii. 

Calanus, i. 11, 12. 
Calvert (Lady Anne), ii. 275. 
Calvert (B. B.), ii. 275. 
Calvert (Benedict Leonard), ii. 

55, b7, 63, 68, 77 ; account 

of, &c. ii. 121 ; gift, ii. 253, 

287; death, account of, &c. 

iii. 88. 
Calvert (George), letter of, i, 79. 
Calvin, opinion on, i. 217 ; iii. 

Cambridge, not so old as Ox- 

ford,i.38 ; Concordance,i.233; 

new professorships. ii. 311, 

312 ; expulsion from, iii. 18. 
Camden ( William) Annals, i. 

29; on Woodstock, i. 102, 

107 ; Britannia, pavement in, 

i. 226 ; Remains, i. 289, 299 ; 

Brit. ii. 190; on London, iii. 

127 ; grace, 212, 
Camelianus, i. 87. 
Camisars (the),account of, i. 150, 
Capgraves Legenda Sanctorum, 

in. 28. 
CarIeton's Life of Gilpin, i. 89. 
Carlis (Sir Patrick), i. 283. 
Carmen Equivocum, i. 250. 
Caroliae (Queen), iii. 94; drun- 

kenness, iii. 33; onnonjurors, 

iii. 62 ; gift to Magdalen, iii. 

90 ; gifttrom,iii.l05; birthday, 

iii. 122 ; displeased, iii. 126. 
Captives, foundation for the re- 

demption of, ii. 302. 
Carr (>,'ich.), de Scriptorium 

Brit. ii. 263. 
Cart (Thomas), flight, &c. ii. 

Carter (Dr.), iii. 2, 183 ; silence 

of, ii. 209 ; verses on, ii. 310. 
Carter ( Wm.), printer,tortured, 

i. 29. 
Cartwright's Admonition, i. 274, 
Casaubon Papers, extracts from, 

i. 123 ; Papers, iii. 24 ; Exer- 
citt, iiL 145 ; MSS. iii. 148. 
Cassington, ii. 170. 
Castelio, poverty of, ii. 157. 
Castlemain (Earl of), ii, 19. 
Caswell ( Jo. ), i. 116. 
Catalogus ^lartyrem, i. 29. 
Catheral (Dean), iii. 3. 
Catheral (^Mr.), iii. 35. 



Catherall (Randal), papcrs, iii. 

Catherine (Princess), i. 270. 

Catherine (Queen of Charles 
II.), i. y6.'>. 

Catlierine (Qucen of Ilcnry 
A'I1I.), iii. VIO. 

Catling, and Kit Cat Club, i.74. 

Caulfon (Mary), iii. 87. 

Caulton (Tlionias), iii. 87. 

Causes of Decay of Christian 
Piety, authorship of, i. 113 ; 
iii. 63, 87. 

Cave (Dr.), Hist. Literaria, i. 
74; anecdote, ii. 172. 

Caxton's Chaucer, i. 292, ii. 97 ; 
Aurea Legenda, ii. 131; Fes- 
tival, ii. 184 ; Chronicle, re- 
printing, ii. 200, iii. 172. 

Cecil (Sir Eobt.), letterto, iii. 

Certain Queries by Roman Ca- 
tholics, iii. 172. 

Chandos (Duke of), iii. 44. 

Chapell (Saml.), account of, iii. 

Character of a primitive bishop, 
iii. 175. 

Charlbury vicarage disputed, 
ii. 283. 

Charles, son of James II. i. 271. 

Charles I. i. 24, 56 ; martyr- 
dom, i. 182 ; belieading of, 
&c., i. 246, 281 ; sermon be- 
fore, i. 311; body of, ii. 7; 
drawing hy, ii. 24 ; appear- 
ance of, ii. 193; beheading 
of, ii. 213 ; Eikon liasilike, 
ii. 214; scarce tract on, iii. 
267; beheading of, iii. 69; 
reason of his ruin, iii. 72, 108 ; 
vow on Churcb lands, iii. 
115; a favourite, iii. 188. 

Charles II. ii. 162, iii. 49, 146 
204; riddle by, i. 112 ; anec 
dote of, i. 128 ; letterof, i. 143 
burnt in e&^y, i. 279 ; Royal 
Oak, i. 289 ; esteemed, ii. 11 
portraits, ii. 55 ; chair, ii. 56 

62, 72 ; profile on coins, 86 ; re- 
proves swearing, ii. 211 ; re- 
storation, ii. 315; coins of, iii. 
113; popularity of, iii. 189. 

Cliarles the Great, inscription 
on, i. 32. 

Charleton (Dr.),i. 298. 

Charlett (Arthur), i. 218. 

Charlett (Dr.), i. 17, 18, 19, 
43, ii. 1, 4, 5, iii. 24, 174, 
266 ; on Leycester's Common- 
wealth, 59, 60, 83; reply 
from, i, 168,169,199; life, i. 
218 ; civiliiy, i. 243, 270, 297, 
311; curious album, 24; on 
Locke, ii. 28 ; on Hough, &c., 
ii. 29 ; visit to, ii. 44, 109, 134, 
137, 152 ; Piers Ploughman, 
ii. 195-198 ; and Wanley, ii. 

Charlotte Maria (Princess), i. 

Chaucer, portrait, i. 183 ; ap- 
pearance of, i. 219 ; love songs 
by, i. 265; Fragments, &c., 
292, 293 ; notice of, ii. 118. 

Chauncey's Herts. iii. 18. 

Cherry (Francis), i. 16, 52 ; on 
Pliny, i. 137, 278 ; death and 
character, i. 287, iii. 139 ; be- 
nevolence, 191 ; MSS. iii. 
209, 211, 212, 213; account 
of, iii. 214, 215. 

Cherry ( Samuel), meeting witli, 
iii. 139. 

Cherry (Thos.), iii. 139 ; death 
and character of, i. 120 ; bu- 
rial, 121 ; character of, i. 231. 

Chertsey Abbey, i. 53. 

Chester"(Bp. of), ii. 130; value 
of see, iii. 210, 

Chester (Mr.), iii. 3. 

Chichester inscription, ii. 189. 

Child (Timothy), death of, ii. 

Chillingworth'sSafe Way, i.232. 

Chishull ( Edm.), poem to, iii.l4. 

Christianity as old as creation, 
Answer to, iii. 93. 



Chronicle of England, MS. ii. 

Church (the) scandal against, i. 

27 ; early churches small, i. 

286 ; of England's advice, ii. 

20 ; alarm iii, ii. 89 ; sentences 

on walls, iii. 45 ; Charles I. 

vovr on Church lands, iii. 

115 ; demolished in Oxford, 

iii. lir. 
Churchill (Admiral), i. 51. 
Churchill (Arabella), iii. 144. 
Churchill (Lord), duplicity, ii. 

Cicero de Orat., ii. 242. 
Civil War, IMS. History, iii. 

Clapham (John), Hist. of Bri- 

tannie, iii. 77. 
Clarendon, Hist. of the Rebel- 

lion, opinion of, i. 56 ; dedi- 

cations, i. 60, 205 ; briberv, 

108; Hist. of the Rebellion, 

cost of printing, i. 140 ; Mf?. 

i. 229 ; Historj, curious copy. 

ii. 86; Hist. of his own time, 

ii. 140 ; Rebellion, iii. 44. 
Clarges (Dr.), ii. 224. 
Clarke (George),i. 218, ii. 149, 

iii. 91 ; grammatical skill, iii. 

Clark (Joseph), posture master, 

account of, ii. 23. 
Clarke( VVilliam),translation by, 

ii. 190. 
Clavel (Walter), i. 136, 233, ii. 

130 ; legacy to, ii. 232. 
Clavering (Robert), ii. 89, 199. 
Clayton (Sir Thos.), iii. 54. 
Cleaveland (John), ii. 15. 
Cleer (Richard), i. 52. 
Clements (Henry), ii. 9 ; daugh- 

ter, iii. 61. 
Clements (James), ii. 136. 
Clements (^Ioll), ii. 136. 
Cleraents (Richard), ii. 5, iii. 

Clergy wear gowns, ii. 107. 
Cleveknd (Duchess of), aus- 

terity, ii. 56 ; portrait of, ii. 
57 ; portrait, ii. 71 ; character, 
ii. 72. 
Clifford (Martin), i. 64. 
Clothall hospital and chapel, 

Herts, iii. 52. 
Coaches, ii. 215. 
Cobham (Bp.), library, iii. 22. 
Cockerill (Mr. ), vacancy, iii.22. 
Cockman (Dr. John), ii 213; 
married, ii. 276 ; Act sermon, 
iii. 102, 107. 
Cockman (Thos.) ii. 199, 213; 
election, 316 ; made master, 
iii. 22. 
Coe (jNIargaret) centenarian, iii. 

Coins (account of), i. 41, ii. 

Coke (Lord) and Overbury, iii. 

Colchester (Maynf.rd), letter to, 

i. 69. 
Cole (Benjamin),death and ac- 

count of, iii. 57. 
Cole, engravei, iii. 199. 
Coleby (Dr. Dixon), iii. 49. 
Colet (Dr. Jobn), i. 131. 
Colley (Jonathan), apocalypti- 
cal, ii. 258; reprimanded, ii. 
316 ; sermon, iii. 79. 
Collier (Jeremy), dictionary, i. 
16 ; satirized, i. 137 ; Church 
Historv, ii. 45 ; on Papists, 
ii. 116^ lii. 177. 
Collier (J. P.), iii. 259. 
CoIIins (Mr.),ii. 109, 110, 132, 

iii. 103, 264; MS. iii. 207. 
Colston'8 (the) and Leland's 

Itin., iii. 25. 
Colthurst (Henry), ii. 25. 
Colton, of Milton, iii. 124.. 
Combe (Taylor), on a bronze, 

Compton ( Hen. Bp. of London), 

seizure of books, i. 62. 
Conduit (John), ii. 312. 
Coningsby (Mr.),offensive ser- 
mon, ii. 291. 



Connock (Richd.), gift, i. 111. 
Constable (Mr.), iii. 127. 
Convocation, account of a, i. 

105 ; statutes reail in, i. 141, 

271, 303, 301, ii. 168. 
Conybeare (Dr. Jobn),iii. 153; 

installed, iii. 92 ; great stir 

by, iii. 91. 
Cook (E.), iii. 198. 
Cook (Sir Thos.), donation, ii. 

Cope (Anne), iii. 150. 
Cope (Sir Jolin), ii. 204. 
Cordell (Sir William), iii. 43. 
Corderoy (Serjeant), ii. 294. 
Cornbury ( \'iscount),death, and 

account of, i. 277. 
Cornish Tom tries to fly, ii. 5. 
Cornwall (Jolin de Eltham, E. 

of), arms of, i. 118. 
Cornwall (Richd. Duke of), 

coins of, i. 97. 
Cornwallies (JMrs.), i. 215. 
Corsellis (Fred.), ii. 97, 98. 
Coryat's Crudities, ii. 257. 
Cosins (Bp.), i. 200. 
Coster (Laurence), iii. 183. 
Cotes, speech, i. 271. 
Cortex Peruvianus, iii. 9. 
Cotta (Dr. John), MS. by, iii. 

Cotton (Mr.), ii. 111, 112. 
Cotton (Sir Robt.), i. 12; MS. 

i. 217. 
Cotton Library, fire at, &c. iii. 

78, 184. 
Cottrell (Sir Clement), opinion 

on, iii. 144. 
Counterfeit medals and colo- 

phons, iii. 162. 
Courayer (Father), iii. 27. 
Courtney (Mrs.), ii. 275. 
Covel!, (Dr.), iii. 87. 
Coverdale (JNIiles), Bible, iii. 

Cowell (Dr.), Interpreter, i. 

Cowley(Abr.^accountof, i.l08 ; 

Poems, gift of, i . 259 ; pas- 

sage in, i. 260, iii. 19 ; auto- 

grapli, iii. 2.30. 
Covvper (Sir \Vm.), deatli of, i. 

Cowper, made Lord Keeper, i. 

Cox (Nich.), ii. 214. 
Cox (Sir Ivichard), at Oxford, 

i. 135. 
Coxhead (Dr.), innovation by, 

iii. 143. 
Craggs (Secretary), death of, ii. 

Cranmer, subtlety of, i. 68 ; 

Homilies, iii. 35 ; Liturgy, iii. 

36 ; an exarainer, iii. 37. 
Cranmer (Dr.),iii. 48. 
Craven (Hon, Robert), deatb, 

&:c. ii. 179. 
Crawford (iMr.), non-election 

of, iii. 17. 
Craster (Mr.) iii. 3. 
Creech (Thos.), i. 95; suicide, 

ii. 242 ; learning, ii. 266. 
Cressy (Dean), iii. 127. 
Crewe ( Bp.), i. 74, iii. 81. 
Crewe (Lord), ii. 139. 
Creyk (Mr.), iii. 176. 

there, i. 289. 
Crisis (the), i. 296. 
Cromwell (Oliver), virtues of, 

i. 99, 246, 291 ; letter, ii. 98 ; 

Bloody Slaughter House, ii. 

213; on Monk, ii. 224. 
Cromwell (Richd.), visit of his 

daughters, ii. 105; account 

and death of, i. 257 ; addresses 

to, ii. 258. 
Cromwell (Thos.), ii. 53. 
Crook (Col.), iii. 46. 
Crosthwaite (Tbomas), deatb 

of, i. 181, ii. 310. 
Crowch (Xathaniel), works of, 

i. 291, iii. 235, 236. 
Crowley (iMr.), accotint, and 

works of, i. 289. 
Crynes (Xath.),ii. 130,iii. 161 ; 

books, 196. 



Cube of Three (tlie), i. 93. 
Cudjell Plav, ii. 168. 
Culhani Brid^e, ii. 297. 
Cupei' (Gisb.), opinion on, ii. 

Curll (Edm.), wliipped, ii. 43, 

94 ; tried, li. 242 ; ^lemoirs 

of CongTeve, ii. 268, iii. 30 ; 

pampLlets, iii. 168. 
Cutt-Hedge-lnn, story, ii. 260. 

Dale (Mr.), on Guillim's Her- 

aldry, i. 71 ; espulsion of, iii. 

Dalton (Mr.), riotino:, i. 127. 
Danby (Hen. Earl of), iii. 261. 
Dancing, i. 256. 
Daniel (George), his ballads, 

iii. 259. 
Daiiniston (Walter), i. 295. 
Danvers (Amie), iii. 261. 
Danvers (Sir John), iii. 259, 

Dartmoutli (Lord), i. 202. 
Davenant (Sir William), i. 150. 
Davies (.lohn), i. 65. 
Davis (Charles),i.219; murder 

of, ii. 173, 174; execution, 

204; character, iii. 30; ac- 

count of, 6<:c., iii. 152. 
Dawson (Alrs.), Diary, i. 269. 
Day ( Jolin), the printer, account 

of, i. 273. 
Debauchery,declaration against, 

i. 65. 
Decay of Christian Piety, 

author of, iii. 87. 
Decem Scriptores, ii. 131. 
Dee (Dr. John),i. 1, 200. 
Deering (Sir Cholmley), duel- 

Ung, i. 225. 
Defoe, and Tutchin, reflections 

on, i. 26, 27 ; satirized, i. 48 ; 

Legion, 305. 
Delaram (F.),i. 299. 
Denison (Mr.), in error, ii. 199, 

iii. 2 ; vacancy, iii. 22, 81. 
Denton Court, visit to, iii. 5. 
Derham (Dr.), ii. 61. 

Devonshire (Earl of), Apology, 

i. 143. 
Devonshire (Duke of), house 

burnt, iii. 105, 108. 
Devvnysche (Thos.), iii. 51. 
D'EWes (Simon), .MSS. iii. 62. 
Dibdin's rypog. Antiquities, i. 

18 ; Typog. Antiq. plate in, 

ii. 117, iii. 274. 
Dickenson's Delphi Phoen., i. 

Digby (^Lord), i. 126. 
Diuing liour altered, iii. 92. 
Diodorus Siculus, i. 12. 
Discursus de Polyoaniia, by 

wliom written, i. 61, 62. 
Dissenters, Wesley on,i. 39, 114. 
Ditchley, visit to, antiquities, 

&c., ii. 64. 
Divinity (books in), recom- 

mended, i. 232. 
Dobson (Dr.), ii. 291. 
Dobyns (Robt.),i. 81. 
Dodd's (Charles), Church His- 

tory, i. 30. 
Dod (Dr.), ii. 5, 54, 277. 
Dod (Edw.), iii. 237. 
Dodsworth,extract from JMS. i. 

126; i\]S. extract, i. 250, ii. 

Dodwell (Henry), on the soul, 

i. 2, 21 ; on Souls, i. 101 ; 

Pliuy, i. 137 ; account of, i. 

227, 230 ; Letters of Advice, 

i. 233 ; studious habits, i. 235 ; 

Sale's Introduction, i. 236; 

humiiity, i. 240, 248. 
Dodwell, ii. 163, 237, iii. 20, 23, 

116, 117, 177, 212 ; De Parma 

Equestri, &c., i. 277; cha- 

racter, i. 278, 287. 
Dodwell (Henry, son of Dr.), 

ii. 237. 
Dodwell (Wm.),iii. 5. 
Doilley (Sir Robt.), li. 313. 
Domesdav Book, iii. 15. 
Donne (Dr.), ii. 108, iii. 239. 
Don Quixote, iii. 250. 
Dorobernia or Dover, iii. 16. 



Dorrino;ton, i. ,31. 

Douglas (LordGeorge),opinion 

on, li. 95. 
Downe ( Karl of), iii. 168. 
Downe (j\lr.), on Woodward's 

shiekl, iii. 20. 
Downes ('Iheop.), ii.60. 
Downhale ( llenry ), letter to, ii. 

Drake (Francis), Hist. of York, 

iii. 47. 
Drake (Dr. James), i. 264 ; me- 

morial, i. 2, 4, b, 8, 12, 26, 27, 

44, 50. 
Draper (Mr.), iii. 241. 
Drinking Horns, ii. 88. 
Druidical Temples, ii. 86. 
Drury (Anthony), account of, 

ii. 268. 
Druxells, against Verstegan, i. 

Dryden (John), translates Bos- 

suet, i. 58 ; epitaph on, i. 137; 

funeral, ii. 267. 
Du Bartas, iii. 250. 
Dudley's Memoirs compared, i. 

Du Gain (Mr.), prosecution of, 

i. 129. 
Dugdale, Monasticon, i. 52 ; 

anecdote, 300. 
Dugdale's Baronage, and War- 

wickshire, value, ii. 108 ; 

Warw., ii. 131 ; monasteries, 

ii. 208. 
Dumbleton's Quaestions, iii. 56. 
Dunch (Arabella), iii. 144. 
Dunch family, account of, &c., 

Dunciad (the), i. 27. 
Dunmow flitch of bacon, iii.73, 
Duns Scotus, birth-place, iii. 

Dunster (Dr.), ii. 103. 
Dunton, Remarks on Tutchin, 

i. 27, iii. 199. 
Durham, Ancient Rites of, i. 65. 
Dyer (Richd.), i. 205; letter, 

i. 281, ii. 202, iii. 3, 264. 

Dyke (Mrs.), ii. 276. 
Dyke (Sir Thos.), li. 276. 
Dyson (Ilumphry), i. 310. 

E. ron 1. used by the ancients, i. 

Eachard (Laurence), Hist. of 

England, ii. 61, 132. 
Echard (Lawrence), on the 
Revolution, iii. 118, 119; 
burial-place, iii. 120. 
Earbury (IMatt.), ii. 45; works, 

ii. 143. 
Earle (Henry), like Uni. III., 

i. 127. 
East lndiaCompany,motto,i.88. 
Eater, great, ii. 116. 
Eaton (Dr.), i. 121. 
Eaton boys flogged for not smok- 

Eccles (Mr.), ii. 4. 
Eclipse, i. 318. 
Edgar(Prince), i. 270. 
Edgehill fight, ii. 214. 
Edinburgh, rejoicings at, i. 279; 

Castle", iii. 110. 

iii. 3, 40. 
Edmunds (Ralph), i. 251. 
Edward the Confessor, i. 251, 

iii. 8. 
Edward 11., i. 4. 
Edward IIL, rubrics, i. 117. 
Edward VI., Ordinal, iii. 25, 

Edwards (Stephen), i. 52. 
Egerton (Bp.), resignation, ii, 

Egerton (Lord Chancellor), i. 

Egyptians mourn their kings, i. 

Elizabeth (Queen), i. 30, writ- 
ing by, i. 110; painting, i. 
115; satirical verses on, i. 
138; MS. by, i. 143; letter 
to Norris, i. 148 ; stockings, 
i. 294 ; vanity of, ii. 52, 71 ; 
MS. iii. 210. 



Elizabeth (Daii. of Chas. I.), 

autograph, ii. 'i5. 
Ellys (Thomas), ii. 319. 
EHis (Mr.), iii. 137, 142. 
Ellison (Cuthbert), sermon, ii. 

89, 276. 
Elsius (Abbot), i. 237. 
Elstob (William), i. 167. 
Elstob (Eliz.), Homily on St. 

Gregory, i. 167. 
Elway (Sir Jarvis), iii. 73. 
Ely (Bp. of), i. 292,293. 
Elzevir editiozis, iii. 241. 
Enclerbie's Hist. of \\ ales, ii. 

Englefield (Robt.), ii. 284. 
Englishman (the), i. 297. 
Epidemical cold, iii. 93. 
Erasmus, i. 131, 201. 
Essex (Earl of;, satirical verses 

on, i. 138. 
Essex ( I-ady), ii. 140. 
Essex ( Robert, Earl of), voyage, 

iii. 66. 
Essex (VValter Devereux, Earl 

of), curious sermon on, ii. 

Etymologicon Magnum, iii. 

Eugene (Prince), i, 121. 
Eustace (Edward), anecdote, ii. 

Eutychius, i. 16. 
Evans (Dr.), jeu d'esprit, ii, 

Evans (Mr.), sermon, i. 73. 
Evelyn, i. 261. 
Exeter (Earl of), ii. 159. 
Exeter, Izacke's Antiq., i. 179, 
Eynsham Abbey, i. 106. 
Eyre (Mr.), sermon, i. 294. 
Eyston (Charles), ii. 106,108, 

138; death of, &c., ii. 144; 

letter from,ii. 145, 284; letter, 

iii. 208. 
Eyston (Robert), ii. 87. 

Faber, i, 209, 

Fabian's Chronicle, ii. 131. 

Fabritius Bibhotheca GrjEca, i. 

Facio, account of, i, 152, 
Faitliorne (William), engrav- 

ings of, ii. 53, iii, 197. 
Falmouth (Viscountess), iii. 

Fanatics, i. 22. 
Farclow (Ralph), iii. 51. 
Farringdon (Mr.), sermon, ii. 

Faringdon, churchwardens, iii 

Farmer (Dr.), on the Surfeit, 

iii. 237. 
Farthing (Mrs.), iii. 172. 
Fasti Muscovitici, i. 213. 
Fastotf'( Sir .lohn), benefactions, 

ii. 129, 132, 
Fauconberg (Viscount), iii. 

Faust ( John), ii. 96, 97, 98, 
Faversham Abbey, plate in, ii. 

Feens, manor of, i. 52, 
Fell (Bp.), Writings, i, 82; 

writing, i, 113 ; atheistical, i. 

116, 237; statue of, ii, bO^ 

1,53; St. Cyprian, 309, iii. 

22; writing, 64; and V\ hole 

Duty of Man, iii. 87, 94, 266. 
Felton (Dr.), iii. 8 ; on Hearne, 

47, 291. 
Felton (Henry), verses by, i. 

Fenton (El.), account of, epi- 

taph, &c., iii. 124, 
Ferguson (Robert), deatb of, i. 

Ferry (Dr. Thos.), late sennon, 

iii. 92. 
Festival (the), ii. 183. 
Fetherstone (Mr.), ii, 246. 
Fever, remedy for, i. 43. 
Fiddes (Dr.), life of Wolsey, 

ii. 133; a trifler, ii. 134; 

death, works, &c.,ii. 223. 
Fiddes (Miss), opinion on, ii. 




Fiekrs IMblps, corrpctiuss, ii. 

Fii;i;- (Jamcs), j)rizo fighter, 

death, iii. \6\. 
Filliaii (.loliii), engravings of, 

ii. 33. 
Finch (Dr.), i. 127. 
Fiiicli (.rolin), i. ,52, iii. 100. 
Fiiich ( Hon. Jolin), assault on, 

ii. 159. 
Finch (I^copold Williain), war- 

tlcnsliip of All Souls, i. 70. 
Firmyn (iMr.), author of a his- 

tory of the Sooinians, i. 71. 
Fisher (Dr.), iii. ,S. 
F^itz-James (Hp.), iii. 136. 
Fitz-James (Duke of), iii. 114. 
Fitzwilliams (John), character 

of, ii. ,30. 
Flamsteed (John), account of, 

ii. '26. 
Fleetwood (Sir Gerard), iii. 

Fletcher, bookseller, ii. 131. 
Fletcher (Ste])]ien), death and 

account of, ii. 319. 
Florentin (St.), price of, i. 257. 
Fluctibus (Robt. de), or Dr. 

Lloyd, iii. 181. 
Flud (Dr. Robt.), physician, ii. 

Fontane, iii. 148. 
Forbes (Mr. ), refuses to drink 

to Wm. III., i. 141. 
Forbes, murder by, ii. 111. 
Fordoune Chronicle, ii. 146. 
Fortescue (Sir John), Declara- 

tion, iii. 212. 
Foster(Dolly),ii. 139. 
Foster (Thomas), cowardice, ii. 

Foulis (Henrv), iii. 29, 208. 
Foulks (Mr.), i. 236. 
Forbes (Mr.), degraded, i. 141. 
Ford(Mr.), ii. 231. 
Fothergill (JMarmaduke), iii. 

Fox (Charles), sermon on, i. 


Fos, MSS., i. 104; Martyrs, i. 

'273, 290, ii. 294 ; ftlartyrs 

aiid Coiniiieniaries, ii. 218. 
Foxley (William), i. 198, iii. 

Franciscans, ii. 2k). 
Frankliii (Mr.),iii. 105. 
Fn-cbairne (Mr.), ii. 169. 
Fi-ewiii (Dr.), speech of, i. 212, 

Frieiid (Dr. .Tohn), i. 51, ii. 

130 ; sale of books, iii. 19 ; 

bust of, iii. 140. 
Friend (John), on the fever, i. 

Friend (Dr. Robert), ii. 234; 

resignation of, iii. 93, 1.33. 
Frinsham (Rev. Ilenry), letter 

to, iii. 211 ; from, lii. 212. 
Frost (Great), ii. 31, 57. 
FuUer, a villain, i. 51. 
Fuller the critic, i. 102. 
Fulk'rton(\\ill.), ii. 4. 
Fulman (William), on Piers 

l'loughman, ii. 196. 
Furnev (Richard), letter from, 

ii. 87. 
Fynes (James), iii. 40. 
Fysher (Robert), election of, iii. 

39, 216. 

Gai.e (Roger), Ilonour of 

iiichmond, ii. 233 ; MS., ii. 

Gale (Samuel), on Rosamund, 

ii. 212, 281. 
Gandy (Mr.), i. 169, 219, iii. 

151, 161. 
Garden ( Dr. James),on Druid's 

Temples, ii. 86. 
Gardiner ( Dr. Bernard), i. 218, 

305, ii. 168, 281, iii. 165. 
Garenciers (Dr.) ii. 13 
(iarrett (Walter), i. 258. 
Garsington church tower, iii. 

Garth (Dr.), ii. 56; oration, 

ii. 267, 268. 
Gascoigne (Thos.), relation of 



tlie belieading of Arclibp. 
Scroop, ). 25; Dictionariuin, 
iii. 28 ; on Oxtbrd, lii. 55 ; on 
Statutes, iii. 59. 

Gastrel (Francis), i. 91 ; death 
and account of, ii. ii39. 

Gauntlett (Dr.),iii. 145. 

Gazette (the), i. 128. 

Geor<;e (Prince of Denmark), 
i. 81, 145, ii. 137. 

Georg^e 1., i. 312, ii. 128 ; en- 
tering London, i. 308 ; co- 
ronation, 310 ; prochtimed, 
303 ; birthday, ii. 2, 315 ; let- 
ter to Charlett, ii. 4; hnes 
on, ii. 8 ; and the Tories, ii. 
10 ; inaug-uration sermon, ii. 
49 ; ill nature, ii. 62 ; corona- 
tiou, ii. 182 ; offers a pro- 
fessorsliip, ii. 200; coronation 
day, ii. 263; death of, ii. 

George II. disliked, ii. 278; 
displeased, iii. 126. 

George 111. a book collector, ii. 

George (Mr.), iii. 134. 

Germany, travelling in, ii. 198. 

Gibbon (Edw.), on Hearne, lii. 

Gibson (Bp.), ii. 105, 302, iii. 
8 ; Regulaj, i. 146 ; on Char- 
lett, i. 220 ; Camden's Re- 
mains, i. 289 ; consecration 
by, ii. 277, 291 ; on Hearne, 
iii. 47, 93, 152. 

Gibson (James), Grammatical 
Observations, lii. 15 ; account 
of, iii. 16, 50. 

Gibson (Matthew), iii. 131 ; 
opiniou on, 132. 

Giftard (Francis), account of, i. 
239 ; and the E. of Rochester, 
i. 241. 

Gilbert (Thos.), iii. 46. 

Gilby (IMr.), of All Souls, i. 24. 

Giles (Mr.), 11. 127. 

Gilman ( JNIr.), cured of king's 
evil, iu. 12. 

Girardus Comubiensis, iii. 138. 
Girdler (Mr.), li. 103. 
Ghidstone (W. E.), letterfrom, 

iii. 190. 
GlanviUe (Jolin), iii. 138. 
Glasse of the Sinful Soul, i. 143. 
Glastonbury (John of), Chro- 

nicle, ii. 237, 290. 
Gloucester (Duke of), i. 268. 
Glover (John), i. 290. 
Goddard ( loin), character of, 

i. 58, 59. 
Godfrey (Thos.), iii. 78. 
Godolphin (Lord) i. 49; ex- 

pelled, 206. 
Godon, a prophet, i. 151. 
Godv4-in de Pra;sulibus, ii. 109. 
Golafre (Sir John), ii. 298. 
(jole (Mr.). case of, iii. 128. 
Goodvs'in, Redemption Redeem- 

ed, i. 53; Redemption Re- 

deemed, argument against; i. 

54 ; the Pagan's Debt, i. .55. 
Goodwin (Rev. John), letter to, 

iii. 200. 
Goodwin (Tim), character, i. 

Goole (Mr.), case of, iii. 143. 
Goore (Morall), ii. 118. 
Gordon (Patrick), account of, 

iii. 49. 
Gorges (Sir Arthur), voyage, 

iii. 66. 
Gower's Confessio, i. 292. 
Grabe (Ernest), account of, i. 

92, ii. 278, iii. 36, 177, 178 ; 

on learued men, i. 102 ; enco- 

mium on, i. 105 ; on Hough, 

ii. 29 ; statue of, iii. 140 ; on 

sermons, iii. 183. 
Gra!ves Rom. Denarius, i. 38. 
Grafton (Richd.), iii. 35. 
Grammatical exceptions, iii. 16. 
Granger (Thos.),opinion on, ii. 

Grater, alias Chapell (Sam.), 

account of, iii. 170. 
Gratiano (Antonio), autograph, 

ii. 25. 



Gratinno (Mary), autograpli, 

ii. 'J5. 
CJravel, cure of, iii. 171. 
Graves (Ricliard), ii. 196, 200; 

his motlier, vkc, ii. 264, 314; 

deatli and account of, iii. 31 ; 

MS. iii. 80. 
Gray (Dr.), letter of, iii. 207. 
Greaves (John), i. 200; on py- 

ramids, i. 96, 215. 
Greek Tongue (Gramniar of), 

iii. 132. 
Green, engraver, iii. 199. 
Greenaway (Mr.), sermon, ii. 

Greenaway (Sir 01iver),iii. 45. 
Gregory (Dr.), i. 15, 60; bau- 

tered, i. 128. 
Greville (Fulke), autograph, ii. 

Grey (Dr.), Catalogue, iii. 37. 
Grey (Lady Jane), character, 

&c., iii. 41, 42. 
Griffin (John), ii. 233. 
Griffin (Lord), deatli of, i. 209. 
Grig, merry as a, iii. 122. 
GTmiwood, ii. 142. 
Gronovius,i.96 ;opinion on,ii.51. 
Grostete (Bp.), i. 90. 
Gryn<eus's Plato, i. 75. 
Guardian(the), i. 297. 
Guildford (Lord), tuition of, i. 

Guillim's Heraldry, i. 71, 86. 
Gunpowder Plot, commemora- 

tion, ii. 182. 
Guttenburg, ii. 96, 97; forged, 

iii. 162. 
Guy of Warwick, iii. 138. 
Gwyn (E. P.), i. 297 ; ii. 86, 

95 ; verses, ii. 2.53, iii. 146. 
Gw3'n (Francis), opinion on, ii. 

95, 277 ; death aud account 

of, iii. 145. 
Gyles (Fletcher). ii. 167, 241, 

242 ; visil to, iii. 30. 

H. letter from, i. 283. 
Hacket (Bp.), i. 207. 

Hadrian wore a beard, i. 267. 
llague (Willm.), iii. 75. 
Haiiies ( Dr. Kdvvard), curious 

epitaph oii, ii. 42. 
Hale (Sir Mathew), Contempla- 

tions, i. 64; opinion on, i. 

103; Baxter on, ii. 119. 
Hah's(8ir Edward), i. 70. 
Hales (Sir James), rewarded, 

iii. 42. 
Halrs (Mr.), starvcd, i. 102, 
llalifax (Lord), i. 171. 
llall ( Bp.), on Oaths, i. 69, 143, 

Hall (Mr.), iii. 2. 
Halle ( Ldw. ), Chronicle, ii. 1.55. 
Halley (Edm.), i. 51, 116, ii. 

151, 166 ; on the eclipse, i. 

319 ; and Flamsteed, ii. 27 ; 

infirmities, ii. 129; quarrel 

witli Newtoii, ii. 311 ; iii. 195. 
Halstead, ii. 271. 
Halton (Dr. 'limothy), ii. 310. 
Hamhledon (Count), reception 

of, i. 142. 
Hambur}- (Richd. de), i. 256. 
Haniilton (Colouel), duelling, 

i. 268. 
Hamilton (Duke of),i.32,238 ; 

duelling, i. 268. 
Hamilton (Duchess of), i. 238. 
Haniine (\Vm. de), ii. 303. 
Hammond (Arthur), Works, i. 

232 ; and Moyle, ii. 290. 
Hamniond (Dr. John), i. 91, 

113; copy nionej-, ii. 26; 

death and account of, ii. 161. 
Hanbury (Dr. ), legacy, iii. 175. 
Handel,' comes to Oxford, iii. 

Hanmer, (Sir Thos.), opinion 

on, i. 302. 
Harbin (Rev. Geo.), ii. 60. 
Harcourt (Mr.), created M.A. 

Harding (Joseph), iii. 258. 
Hardouin (Father), visit to, i. 

95 ; epitaph, iii. 107. 
Hardyng's Chronicle, ii. 83. 



Hare (Robert), Memorabilia, 

ii. 233; iii. 53. 
Harleian, MSS. in, iii. 62. 
Harley (Edvvard), opinion on, 

ii. 270. 
Harley (Lord), i. 89, ii. 10, 131, 

141, 170. 
Hariner (John), iii. 51. 
Harpur (Mr.), iii. 86. 
Harrington (Wm.), i. 31. 
Hari"is, i. 43. 

Harris (Robt.), and Howe, ii. 
110 ; on editions, ii. 149 ; iii. 
Harrison (Dr.), ii. 54. 
Harrison (>Ir.), ii. 268. 
Harrison (iNIrs.), ii. 268. 
Harrison (Will.) iii. 141. 
Hasker (Iho.), speech, i. 87. 
Hastings (Sir Francis), Wast- 

wood, iii. 209. 
Hatton (Lord), i. 264. 
Hats, wearing them a crime, ii. 

Hawes (Rev. Samuel), ii. 22. 
Hawkesworth (Robt.), death 

of, i. 265. 
Hawkins (Counsellor), ii. 149. 
Hay (Hon. JMr. ), iii. 57. 
Haywood (Dr.), iii. 95. 
Hayward (Edward), cured by 

Flud, ii. 197. 
Haynes (.Mr.), iii. 206. 
Healev, of All Souls, i. 24. 
Healey (Dr. Wm.), i. 24. 
Hearne (George), iii. 191. 
Hearne (Richard), iii. 134. 
Hearne, Vett. A'alens., i. 1 ; 
Index Expurg. i. 14, 49 ; 
letter, i. 130; dreams, 177, 
264, 265; letter, i. 272; 
difficulties, i. 277; letter, i. 
286 ; on Cherry, i. 288 ; cau- 
tioned, i. 315 ; abused, ii. 46 ; 
legacy to, ii. 112 ; Text. Rof- 
fensis, ii. 113 ; odd collection 
of books, ii. 157 ; satirized, ii. 
165 ; Adam de Domeram, ii. 
190 ; Fox's Commentaries, ii. 

218; debarred the Bodleian 
ii. 234; letter, ii. 246; letter 
ii. 256 ; letter, ii. 263 ; Adam 
de Domerham, ii. 309 ; me- 
moranda, ii. 314 ; suspected 
of frequenting conventicles, 
iii. 47 ; at school, iii. 50 ; on 
Woodhead, ii. 62 ; life, 6lC., 
iii. 191 ; inducements, iii. 194 ; 
death, will, portraits, iii. 196 ; 
vindication, iii. 209 ; letter 
from, iii. 211, 212; vindica- 
tion, iii. 213; ib. iii. 215, 216 ; 
on Barnes, iii. 233; on Howe, 
iii. 266 ; Excerpta from Cata- 
logue, iii. 272; encomiums 
on, iii. 273. 
Heatbcote (Frances), iii. 87. 
Heather (Mr.), fellowship va- 

cant, iii. 22. 
Heber (Richd.), ballads ; iii. 

Heddington, properfy at, ii. 

Helwys (Tho.), works, i, 13. 
HenchnQan (Dr.), iii. 86. 

i. 96. 
Henrietta (Princess), i. 270. 
Henry (Prince), ii. 72. 
Henry V., i. 6, 135 ; his cham- 
ber at Queens, ii. 284 ; his 
designs, iii. 59. 
Henry VI., ii. 97. 
Henry VIL, no title, i. 138. 
Henry VIII., declaration, i. 
144; gift, i. 215; coHar, i. 
249 ; act, i. 292 ; will, ii. 60 ; 
portrait, ii. 71 ; sees designed, 
iii. 210. 
Heraldry, epitome of, i. 94. 
Herbert (Thomas), autograph, 

ii. 25. 
Herbert's Typographical Antiq. 

i. 30. 
Herbert (Lord), loss of, ii. 22. 
Hereford, Missal of, iii. 28. 
Hertford (^larquis of ), letters, 
iii. 266. 



llorlfdrdsliiri', vicw of Wcstnii 

l';irl<, iii. .'il, Wl. 
llfsycliius, liiic oilifion of, i. 9(). 
IIowiK (.l.ilui), iii. «7. 
Ilovlin, iii. 1'^ ; ('osinoi;'raj>liy 

ii. 5.'>; ClironitU', ii. 1 l<). 
Ileyniiiu (.lolin), dcatli and clia- 

ractcr, i. '2C>h. 
Ilcywaril (iMlwanl), iii. l}i'J. 
llcywdod (J)r.), iii. 17."); 'liios. 

a Kciii])is, ii. '.'37, 21i;3; Mcr- 

lin, iii. i.'.')iS. 
Jlcvwood (.lunr.), i. 87. 
IJickcringall (Mr.), trial of, i, 

IJicks (Dr,), i. ;31, l(i», 1(i'.i, 

ii. 21, iii, 171, 17.^, 177, Vi\\ 

'21 'J; Thcsaurus, 217, 21 i», 

24;); dcatli, ii. 28; rcdcctioiis 

on, ii. ,')0 ; i.ifc of Kctlli'Wcll, 

ii. 91 ; lcfjacy.ii. 21 \ ; Tlicsaii- 

rus, ii. ^.'Jl, V8(), ;i()l, iii. (i2, 

102, l(l(); unshakcn, iu. 11(i. 
Ilickcs (Jolm), cxccutioii, iii. 

Ilieronymi J'^.x])osiiio, ii. 97. 
Iligden (Wilhani), \"icw oftlie 

Constitution, i. 156; so])liis- 

try of, i. I(i7 ; aiiswer to, i. 

169 ; refutcd, ii, 60. 
Hill(Mr.), i.l99. 
liincklev (iMr.), i. 219. 
Hinton,"i. 87. ii. 204. 
liipliolitus, extract froni, i. 33. 
Ilistorians coiiipared, iii. 240. 
Iloadly (J3p.), i. 191, ii. 125; 

translated, iii. 152; ojiinion 

on, iii. 156, 161. 
Hobbs (Thos.), on Selden, i. 

58, ii. 120. 
Hodges (J\Jr.), election of, iii. 

2, 3, 4; mado wardcu , iii. 

Hodv (Dr.), i. 21, 22, ii. 243; 

death, 278. 
Hoft'nian"s Lexicon, i, 12, 23, 

Holbein"s Dance of Deatb, iii. 


lolcisworth (Mr.), ii. 112. 
loldsworlii ( l)r.^, iii. 2U ; mus- 

cijiula, iii. 90. 
lolford (l.ady), dcatli of, &c., 

ii. III'; fmicral, li. 115. 
iolland (l)r.), ii. 291. 
lollaud (llcurv), dislicliliv, n. 

lollaud ( i'liilciuon), transla- 

tiou bv, ii. 191, 
lollar, [ilatc by, iii. 129. 
Iolliiii;'slicad's ('lirouicle, i. 

292, ii. 284; castratcd sheets. 

I(i7, iii. 141, 
lobues (i)r. ), iii. 92; blamc(i, 

iii. 98, 122, 128; lctlcr to, 

iii. 1.58, 164; ou iMSS. iii. 

I(i5, 182. 
lolmcs ((Icorgc), iii. 2;5, 31. 
lolt ( J.ord ('hicf Justice), auec- 

dotc. i. 289. 
lolv David, ^c, cleared, iii. 

lonicr, bust of, ii. 1;")9. 
louour of liichniond, ii. 2.33. 
louywood (Michael), epitaph, 

i. 1.54. 
lookc (Dr.), i. 292, ii. 245; 

jiajiers, ii. 310. 
lookcr (Hicliard), monumont, 

i. 120, 215; Eccles. l'olity, i. 

ioojicr (Bp.), addivss to, i. 68, 

191, ii. 106, 2;)9. 
Ioi)kins (.Fohii ), Psalms, ii. 180. 
Io])ton (Rad. Col. iu Civil 

War), i. 26. 
lorscley, clerk of St. l\iartin's- 

in-thc-Fields, ii. 276. 
lorsepath, bells, iii. 104. 
lorses, value of, ii. 262. 
lortou (C), iii. 2(58. 
Jorne's Wirrour of Justices, i. 

lough (Bp.), character, ii. 29; 

on Levinz, iii. 166. 
lo^ward ( John), ii. 271. 
low (Thomas), on Cbarletf, i. 

220, iii. 263. 



IIow (William), ii. 117. 
liowe (Henrv), iii. 265. 
Ilowe (Josiah), red letter ser- 

inoii, i. 311 ; sermon, &c., ii. 

110, 188 ; lii. 263, 266. 
Howell ( Laurence), Synopsis, 

i. 142; Certain Queries, iii. 

Ilowell (Mr.), schoolmaster, 

iii. 79. 
Howlet (J.), i. 30. 
Huchion (John), ii. 297. 
Huddesford ( Geor^e), non-elec- 

tion, iii. 81, 191 ; Life, iii. 

193, 196. 
Huddleston (Father) and Eos- 

cobel, iii. 34. 
Hudson (Dr.), i. 4, 15, 21, 74, 

77, 81, 92, 96, 115, 116 : ii. 

137, 234, 282 ; Dionysius, i. 

50; book giren by him, i. 

53, 54, 59, 61 ; his daughter, 

iii. 128 ; dispute about his 

daughter, iii. 143, 192, 233, 

Hue and Cry after Dismal, ii. 

Huetius, i. 1. 

llull ( Mr.), anecdote of, i. 51. 
Humfray (Duke of), library, iii. 

Humiliation, on, i. 65. 
Hunte (Thomas), iii. 111. 
Hunting- distichs, ii. 69. 
Hutchins (Hugh), iii. 170. 
Hutton (Capt.), on Charlett, i. 

Hutton (Dr.). Papers, ii. 99. 
Hyde (Charles), ii. 275. 
Hyde (Dr.), i. 15 ; his learning, 

i. 104 ; on chess, ii. 79 ; ac- 

count of, iii. 149. 
Hymn to tbe ^irgin of Henry 

V., i. 4. 

Iebetson (Mr.), rioting, i. 127. 
Index Expurgatorius, i. 14, 15, 

Indifferent (Wra.), i. 41. 

Indulgencp, i. 194. 

Inett (Dr.), death of,ii. 269. 

Infidelity, programma on, iii. 14. 

Inge (Walter), i. 255. 

Innocent III., ii. 303. 

Inn3's (Father), loss of papers. 

ii. 126. 
Innys (John), ii. 242. 
Innys ( VVilliam), ii. 242. 
Irisii (Dr.),ii. 283. 
Irlond (John), iii. 51. 
Ironside (Dr.), duplicity of, i. 

Isabella (Princess), i. 270. 
Isham (E.), iii. 77; offer of 

marriage, iii. 83 ; on a mar- 

riage, iii. 259. 
Isham (Gregory), iii. 106. 
Isham (Sir Euseby), iii. 106. 
Isham (Sir Justinian), MS. of, 

iii. 106, 180. 
Islip, manor of, iii. 36. 
Isod (Rich., Thos., and Wm.), 

iii. 51. 
Itinerarium Curiosum, ii. 206. 
Izncke (Ricbd.), Antiq. of 

Exeler, i. 179. 

Jackson, iii. 43, 138. 

Jacobites, i. 9, iii. 189. 

James I., i. 56, iii. 49 ; "works, 

i. 78 ; autograph, i. 79 : En- 

tertainment, i. 207; verses on, 
i. 234, ii. 72; anecdote, ii. 

102 ; and Overbury, iii. 72, 

James II., i. 27, 70, iii. 146; 

anecdote, i. 245 ; children of, 

i. 269, ii. 83, 103, 229 ; letter 

from, iii. 30 ; Psalms, iii. 44 ; 

villanies towards, iii. 118; 

statue, iii. 140, 144. 
James III. See Pretender. 
James (Dr.), decease, i. 70, ii. 

206, 208. 
James (Richard), i. 10; verses 

when confined, i. 11, 12. 
Jebb (^lr.), writiugs of, ii. 316, 

iii. 31. 



Jeftories (Jiulgo), i- '^7. 
Jenner (l)r.),electo(l, iii. 8, 40, 

58, 174. 
Jcnkins (llenry), account of, i. 

Jenkins (Jutlirc), i. 'J0;>. 
Jeukinson (.Sir Uobert), death 

of, i. 183. 
Jesuits, account of, i. 203. 
Jett ('Ihomas), ii. 132. 
Jeweirs works, i.23'i ; Ajiolojjy, 

iii. 184. 
Jodrcll (Mr.), iii. 93. 
John (Kinjj:), iii. lh'>. 
Johnson (John), lioly David, 

iScc, iii. 168, 169 ; opinion on, 

iii. 173. 
Johnson (Dr. Nathaniel ), MSS., 

iii. 47 ; iMSS., iii. 126. 
Jones (David), i. 170. 
Jonos (John), iii. 181. 
Jones (Mr.), verscs b^-, ii. 210. 
Jones (Parson), wife,"iii. 2{)0. 
Jones (Thonias), iii. 265. 
Jorden (William), elected, iii. 

Joj-ner (0.), death of, i. 115. 
Joyner (William), i. 1 ; on 

Puritans, i. 56; on Selden, i. 

58 ; on Davila's France, i. 58, 

108 ; account of, iii. 69. 
Juries, reflections on, i. 26; 

curious verdict, ii. 171. 

K. (P.) 5ee Dr. Pbilip King. 
Katharin (Queen), exhumed, i. 

Keating's Ilist. of Ireland, ii. 

Keith (George), i. 6, 8. 
Keil (John), i. 43; death and 

accomit of, ii. 1.35. 
Kemp"s Rarities, ii. 157 ; curi- 

osities, iii. 14. 
Ken (Dr. Tlios.), deatli of, i. 

217 ; charity, i. 214. 
Kennett (Dr.), i. 16; back- 

wardness, i. 98 ; reflections 

on, i. 114, 119 ; liist. of Eng- 

land, i. 145, 191, 214; on 
(■|iarlett,i.'2'20,307 ; confuted, 
ii. 45; letter, ii. 61, '243. 
Kensey (Sir Thos.), ii. 229, 
Kerr (Joiin), Memoirs, ii. 290, 
Kettell (l)r.), iii. 265. 
Kettleweirs Works, ii. 91. 
Key (Thos.), Antitj. Oxon, ii. 

Kidd (Thomas), iii. 137. 
Kidlington, ii. 158. 
Kidner ( Uev.Thomas), Auction, 

ii. 155. 
Killigrew, i. 81. 
Kimber (Thos.), ii. 144 ; opinion 

on, 206. 
Kinj^ (Sir Edmund), library 

sohl, i. 171. 
King (15p. John), iii. 2.37. 
Kinj^ (I5p. Uenry), iii. 237. 
Kini^- (Sir Peter), iii. 4, '29. 
King (Dr. Philip), on Wood- 
ward's shield, i. 130, ii. 149, 
iii. 49 ; MS. criticisms by, iii. 
237; on History, iii. '240; on 
Languages, iii. 242 ; on Music 
and Sciences, iii. 243 ; on 
Tbeology, iii. 247, 251 ; on 
Fashion, iii. 254. 
King- (L)r. \\ illiam), death and 
account of, i. 271 ; character, 
iii. 23. 
King (Mr.), of Ilerfs, ii. 208. 
Kings Evil cured, iii. 12. 
Knigston chapel falls, iii. -18. 
Kingston (John), ii. 117. 
Kinsale (Lord), visit of, ii. 207. 
Kirby (Fanner), iii. 130. 
Kirle (Man of Koss), account 
of, iii. 94 ; character, iii. 131 ; 
his vanity, iii. 132. 
Kirtleton, ii. 158. 
Kit Cat Club, origin of, i. 74. 
Knatchbull (Sir Aorton), iMS. 

of, ii. 266. 
Kneller (Sir Godfrey), on 
Prince of Wales, i. 59; death 
of, ii. 184; tomb, iii. 140, 
Kniglit (Dr.), -works of, ii. 264. 



Knio;htley (Sir Richard), iii. 

Knott (Nathaniel), MS. of 

travels, iii. 64. 
Kuster's Aristophanes, i. 171. 
Kymber (Mr.), iii. 69. 
Kj-uastoa (Sir Fran. ), i. 219. 

Lacev (Richard^, account of, 

ii. 88. 
Lamb, lady of the, ii. 158. 
Lambarde's Topog'. Dict., iii. 

Lancaster fEdm. Earl of), arms 

of, i. 118. 
Lancaster (Dr. Wm.), i. 210, 

218, ii. 275, 310. iii. 22 , cha- 

racter, i. 184, 189. 
Langbaia's (Gerard), Account 

of a battle, i. 26 ; Josei>hi 

contra Platonera, i. 33 ; Col- 

lections, i. 41, 209; on Gas- 

coigTie's Dictionarium, iii. 28. 
Langhoi-n (Daniel), author of 

Bakers Chron. and •vvorks, i. 

Lansrtoft's Chronicle, ii. 237, 

242, 285. 
Lardner (Thomas), account of, 

i. 150. 
Late rising, iii. 92. 
Latham (Mr.), ii. 27. 
Latbbury's Nonjurors, iii. 160. 
Latymer (Hugh), Homilies, iii. 

3b, \0Q. 
Latvmer (Thos.), Liturgy, iii. 

Latin Tongue (Grammar of), 

iii. 132. 
Laud (Archbp.), i 207; cause 

of bis death, i. 56-, Petri Ca- 

meliani Carmine, i. 87 ; form 

of sacrament, i. 93 ; atheistical, 

i. 116 ; letters, i. 143 ; speech, 

i. 157 ; against Fisher, i. 232 ; 

rejoicingson his death, i. 262 ; 

IMS., ii. 153; suppresses a 

book, iii. 95. 
Law, degrees in, iii. 165. 

Lawes (Mr.), degraded, i. 282 

Layng (^lr.), ii. 257. 

Leake( John),ii. 5 ; on Cbev.St. 

George, ii. 123, 237, iii. 161. 
Leaming, decay of, iii. 251. 
Lechmore (Mr.), character, i. 

Lee (Sir Edw. Henry), ii. 55, 

57 ; portrait, ii. 71, 75 ; dog, 

ii. 76 ; and family, iii. 259 ; 

pedigree, iii. 261. 
Lee ( Dr. Theophilus), e"ection 

of, ii. 308, iii. 8, 32, 103. 
Lefebre (Peter), execution, ii. 

Legenda Aurea, i. 292 ; Sanc- 

torum, iii. 28. 
l..egg (Col.), iii. 85. 
Legge (Dr.), Popish, iii. 34. 
Legion, letter from, i. 305. 
Lekpremk (Robt.), iii. 269. 
Leland, i. 17 ; author of Spe- 

culum Concionatonim, i. 90, 

106, 182, 255, 256; Itin- 

erary, value of, i. 297 ; 

Itinerary, ii. 39 ; Itin. 

Neniae, ii. 71 ; Collectanea, 

ii. 99 ; on burials, ii. 199 ; 

mitred abbeys, iii. 18 ; Col- 

lect., iii. 23; Itinerary, large 

paper, iii. 25 : ColL, iii. 80 ; 

Itin. and Coll. MS., iii. 164. 
Lely (Sir Peter), ii. 57, 71. 
Lemster (Lord), i. 262 ; ii. 

Le Neve (John), INIonumenta 

Britannica, opinion on, ii. 78. 
Lenthall, ii. 226 ; letter to, iii. SO. 
Leodiensis (Gerardus), i. 90. 
Leofric's Missal, iii. 166. 
Le Peyper (Mr.), ii. 27. 
Lesly, Uisccurse against Mar- 

riages, i. 24, 26 ; his alias, i. 

44; answer to Higden, i. 169, 

iii. 177. 
LethulUer, iii. 216. 
Letter of State of a Scholar of 

Cambridge, iii. 205. 
Levinz (Bp.), iii. 167. 



I^ewis (EdwariH, cpitiipli, iii. 

Lewis (Joliri), iii. 1()8 ; ac- 
count of, ii. 101- ; life of 
Wiclifle, ii. 1-12 
Lewis (U.). iii. 90. 
parod, i. 50 ; autlior of, i. 59 ; 
Gbost, Commonwealth, iii. 
'206, •209. 
l^eycf^stor (Robert, Earl of), 
Life, autlior of, ii. 31() ; pro- 
ccedings of, iii. 20L 
Liber Anglicanis tractans do 
orationo Doniinica, icc, i. 
. 23. 

Licbfield (Clement), iii. 80. 
Licbfield (Lord), bis bouse, ii. 

57, iii. 260. 
Licbfiebi ( Countess of), ii. 55 ; 
burial, ii. 57 ; ber bed, ii. 73. 
I,!cbticl(i (Leonard), ii. 310. 
i.illy iWilliani) and Mamsteed, 

ii. 26; Grammar, iii. J6. 
1-indsey (Earl of), iii. 168. 
Lindesev (Robert), apparition 

of, i. 296. 
Lindsey (JNlr.), Fello^wsbip va- 

cant, iii. 22. 
Lintott (Bernard), iii. 138. 
Lituroies in jMSS., iii. 166. 
Little ( Francis), ii. 299. 
Littleton (Lord), iii. 270. 
Livy, monumeiit at pHuua, i. 

Lloyd (Wm., Bisboji ofWor- 
cester), and Packin<fton, i. 
17, 22, 72, 83; bis opinion of 
Hale, i. 103 ; resentnienr, i. 
104 ; propbecv of, i. 109 ; 
deatb, i. 186, 260, ii. 20, 61, 
280, iii. 116, 175. 
Llbuyd (Edvr. ), i. 15; liis mo- 

desty, i. 107, 116, 205. 
Locke (John), i. 16; not dis- 
putative, ii. 28 ; Essay, iii. 
162, 163. 
Locke (Jobn), murder of, ii. 
173, 174 ; execution, ii. 20 L 

Lo!;t;an (David), ii. 286 ; views 

of collei;es, iii. 103. 
London, fire of, i. 32 ; cases, i. 

232 ; monumeiit, i. 249 ; tbe 

stews, i. 290 ; bridge, fire on, 

ii. 231-; p:reat niort;ility, iii. 

47 ; nieaninji- of, iii. 127. 
Long-inius, by ToUius, praised, 

i. 209. 
Longolius (Cbristopber), i. 1. 
Lord's l'rayer by Wiclifi", i. 

Lorrain (Duke and Duchess of), 

i. 281. 
Loveday (iMr.), iii. 73, 84. 
Lovelace, cbaractor of, i. 249. 
Lover (the), i. 297. 
Lydall (Robt.), sernion, ii. 36, 

iii. 8. 
Lydgate, notice on, ii. 119. 
Lydiatt (Lbomas), account of, 

*i. 101. 
Lyne(John),accountof, iii. 180. 
Lyou (Jolin), printer, i. 30. 
Lyserus (Job.), i. 61. 
Lysons (iSamuel), on a pave- 

ment, i. 226. 

M— (Dh.), letter to, iii. 207. 
JNLackenzie (Sir George), ii. 145, 

146, 147. 
Wackmur, i. 179. 
Mndden (Sir J^rederick), col- 

lection of ballads, iii. 2.59. 
INIagliabecbi. account of, ii. 212 ; 

medal of, &c., ii. 2.53. 
iMagistrates, jNiirrour for, i. 10; 

admonition to, 65. 
Maidwell (Lewis), proposals, 

iii. 90. 
IMaittaire (IMich.). on Rawlin- 

son, ii. 231 ; on Roger Gale, 

ii. 233; Atterbury, ii. 234; 

Hefibastiou, ii. 244 ; thefts 

by, iii. ^5. 
Majestas lutemerata, autlior of, 

ii. 15. 
Makartnev (Maj. Gen.), duel- 

ling, i. *268. 



iMakepeacc (Mr.), iii. 3. 
Maloiie, on the Surfeit, iii. 

Manaton (Dr. Pierce), speech, 

iii. 160. 
Manuscript, curious, i. 193. 
March ( Karl of), ii. 162. 
March (John), ii. 91. 
Marjj-aret Professorship, iii. 8. 
Mariborough (Duke of), i. 39 ; 

victorv, i.l2; visit to, i. 90, 93 ; 

at a feast, i. 121 ; speech, i. 

122 ; great battle, i. 154 ; 

tbanksgivino;, i. 176 ; anec- 

dote, i. 2-16; entering Lon- 

don, i. 308 ; aud the rories, 

ii. 10, 104 ; and his worknien, 

ii. 126, 137; burial, ii. 163, 

iii. 144. 
IMarlborough (Duchess of), i. 

48 ; satirized, i. 49 ; resent- 

ment of, i. 72 ; ascendancy 

of, i. 81, ii. 137. 
Marlow (Gt.), proverb on, ii. 

INIarmora Oxon. i. 82. 
Marriage, curious, ii. 259. 
Marry Sir! exclamation, ii. 

Marsh (Bp.), ii. 91 ; buys 

Stillingfleet's library, i. 49. 
Marshal (Lord), i. 3U6. 
Marshall (Dr.), atheistical, i. 

Marshall (Will.), portrait by, 

iii. 206. 
IMarta (St. John de), ii. 303. 
Martin (Mr.), i. 10, iii. 3. 
Martin (Gregory), Treatise of 

Schisme, &c., i. 27, 28, 29, 

iii. 208. 
Martyn (John), Virgilii Geor- 

gica, iii. 86. 
Martyr (Jusfvn), search for 

3IS. of, i. 95. 
Mary (Queen), iii. 41, 42; 

letter to Pole, i. 109 ; letter 

of, i. 111. 
Mary (Princess), i. 269. 

Mary Queen of Scots, ii. 147. 

iii. 106 ; description of, i. 274. 

Mason (John), Pentateuch, iii. 

Jlason (Sir John), account of, 
ii. 300 ; death and epitaph, ii. 
Mass, way of hearing, iii. 135. 
ftlassey (Dr. iMiddleton), ac- 
count of, i. 227, ii. 222 ; on 
iron bedsteads, iii. 105. 
IMassey (Joh.), i. 82. 
Massinger, iii. 249. 
Mather (Dr.), ii. 291. 
3Iatthews, prmter, hung-, ii. 

Mattlievvs (Thomas), iii. 169. 
Maud (Empress), i. 104. 
iMaundrers Travels, ii. 59. 
Maunsells Catalogue,rarity of, 

iii. 111, 112. 
IMaurice (Dr. Hen.), i. 86. 
IMawson (Dr.),iii. 174. 
May (Sir Thos.), iii. 74. 
jMavnard (Dr. Edward), iii. 

Mayne (Dr. Jasper), ii. 170. 
IMayot (Thomas), ii. 299. 
Me"ad(Dr.Ilichard),ii. 56,107; 
on plague, ii. 126 ; bronze, ii. 
159,163,224; friendship, ii. 
225, 227, 230, iii. 178. 
Mead (Samuel), ii. 230. 
Mead (Mrs.), character and 

deatli, ii. 106. 
Meare (Dr. John), death of, i. 

Mede, on Sacrament, i. 92. 
Medley House, ii. 66. 
Meese (Mr.), iii. 265. 
iMemoirs of Literature, ii. 242. 
Merctirius Politicus, i. 4. 
JMerelynch (John), iii. 123, 

Merlm (Heywood's), iii. 238. 
Middleton (Mr.), ii. 222. 
iMiddleton ( Dr. Conyers), visit 
of, iii. 57; degree, iii. 58; oa 
printing, iii. 171. 



-Mill (,Dr.), ii. 91, 163, 282; 

Testanient, i. 2; testinioiiiiim, 

i. 22 ; a^ainst Alsoj), i. -iS ; 

visit to Woodstock, i. 90; 

liis slyness, i. 93; Greek 

Testanient, i. 9 J- ; wliat iie 

jiaid for printiiig, i. 140, 

133, 209 ; on Wni. Stone, ii. 

183; and V\ anley, ii. 250, 

274, 279. 
Millemet (Walter de), JMS. of, 

i. 117. 
Miller, iii. 2.59. 
Milles (Thomas), letter to 

Bracesjirdle, i. 62 ; slighted, 

i. 277,"iii. 162. 
Millington (Edward), account 

of, ii. 172. 
Millington (Sir Thos.), i. 3. 
Milton (John), not a Papist, i. 

2, 115 ; burial place, i. 291 ; 

opinion on, iii. 77. 
Milton ( Sir Christopher), i. 115. 
Minstrels better paid than 

priests, ii. 298. 
Mist, the journalist, papers 

seized, ii. 153. 
Mocket(Dr.), Liturgy, iii. 184. 
INIodern Hist. Professorship, ii. 

200, 311, 
Mohawks (the), account of, i. 

Mohun (Lord), killed, i. 268. 
Molyneux (Wm.),iii. 162, 163. 
Mompesson (^lr.), murder of, 

ii. 173, 174;execution, ii. 204. 
Monastic orders, i. 203. 
Money, scarcity of, ii. 147. 
Monk (General), his wife, ii. 

11, 106 ; letter to, ii. 224. 
JMonmouth (Jeflrey of), iii. 238. 
jMonmouth's Rebellion, i. 27, ii. 

Mons (battle of), i. 154. 
Montague (Bp.), i. 78. 
JMontfaucon, i. 32 ; Collectio 

JS ova, i. 122. 
IMonumenta Kempiana, iii. 151. 
Moore (Bp, John), Index Ex- 

purg., i, 14; MSS,, iii. 87, 

JMoral Reflections and Kemarks 

b}' a Gentleman of St. l'eter'3 

CoUege, Cambridge, i. 26. 
JMore (John), character of, i. 74, 
IMore (Sir Jonas) and Elain- 

steed, ii. 26. 
More (Sir Thos,), anecdote cf, 

i, 75; life of, ii. 46; picture 

of, ii. 226 ; where educated, 

iii. 69. 
Morgan (Tho.), W'elchmeu's 

Jubilee, ii. 105. 
aioiris (Mr.), ii. 164. 
Morton (Bp.), and Broughton, 

ii. 36. 
Morton's Northamptonshire, i. 

Moseley (Chas.), iii. 150. 
Moss (Dr.),i. 177. 
Moyle (JMr.), reflections on, ii, 

265 ; works, ii. 290. 
iMurder, horrid, in Fraiice, ii. 

173 ; murderers executed, ii. 

Murray (John),ii. 81,131, 132, 

148, 209, iii. 111 ; age of, ii 

156, 157 ; opinion on, ii. 225, 

227 ; his books, ii. 254, 255 ; 

letter to, ii. 256, iii. 57; illness, 

iii. 171 ; recovery, iii. 179, 
Muskham (William), ii. 284. 
Myn (Thomas), ii. 188, 


of, i. 137. 

Nash (IMr.), iii. 134. 
Keedham ( Dr. P.), Theopliras- 

tus, iii. 148. 
Xeile (Thomas), burial, ii. 199. 
ISelson (Robert), death of, i. 

314; Keunetts letter on, ii. 

61 ; a non-juror, iii. 116, 177. 
Nemansensis (Paulus), Anti- 

quities of Nemansum, i. 32, 
Nero CKsar, i. 292 ; aiithor of, 

i, 298 ; passages from, i, 




Nevill (Georoe, Bp.of Exeter), 

intlironization, i. 182. 
Neville (Henry), ii. 7 ; fellow- 

ship vacant, iii. 22. 
Newcastle (Duke of), caveat 

against, ii. 317. 
Newcombe (Ilenry), sermon, 

iii. 79. 
Kewland (Dr.), elected, iii. 81. 
Newton (Sir Isaac), no learn- 

ins:, ii. 216 ; Principia, il. 

245 ; opinion on, ii. 277 ; 

small learninu^, ii. 309, 310 ; 

death, ficc, ii.311; books will 

become wastepaper, iii. 113. 
Newton (Dr. Richard), sermon, 

i. 272 ; a great talker, ii. 209 ; 

verses on, ii. 210 ; letter from ; 

iii. 158 ; his book, iii. 183. 
Nibb (iNlr.), elected, iii. 91. 
Niblett (Steph.), iii. 8. 
Nichol (Robert), opinion on, iii. 

Nicholson (Bp.), Historical Li- 

brary, i. 107 ; on coins, i. 278, 

ii. 61 ; Scottish Hist. Library, 

ii. 147 ; English Hist. Li- 

brary, ii. 156, iii. 128, 152; 

death, &c., ii. 301. 
Nicoll ( John), iii. 93. 
Nicol (William), iii. 270. 
Nine Reasons why Catholics 

should abstain from heretical 

conventicles, i. 31. 
Nisbenus(Jac.), HomilieSji. 23. 
Nonjurors, i. 32, 94 ; bishops, i. 

187 ; honest, iii. 61 ; opinion 

on, iii. 101, 148, 159. 
Non-Such Palace, ii. 16. 
Noon, origin of, i. 2'2b. 
Norden's Description of Corn- 

wall, MS., ii. 255, 256. 
Norden's Survey of Lindesey, 

MS., ii. 266. 
Nordtano (T. B.), Concordia 

Scientiae cum Fide, i. 55. 
Norfolk (Duke of ), i. 28, 261, 
iii. 41. 

Norris (Jas. and [Nlontagu, 

Lords), iii. 261. 
Norris (Lady), letter from 

Queen Elizabeth, i. 148; iii. 

Nortb (George), on Cromwell, 

i. 259. 
Northampton (Henry Earl of), 

Defence of Women, i. 86. 
Northampton (Lady), her bed, 

iii. 254. 
Northcote manor destroyed, iii. 

Northmore, custom at, ii. 215. 
Northumberland (Duke of),ac- 

count of, ii. 62, iii. 41. 
Northumberland (Duches&of), 

her bed, ii. 73. 
Norton (Thomas), Psalms, ii. 

Nottingham (Lord), i. 41 ; sa- 

tirized, ii. 84. 
Noy (Mr.), epitaph, i. 203. 

Oates (Titus), i. 10. 

Oath of Allegiance, ii. 178, 313, 

lii. 119. 
Oclee (Adam de), i. 252. 
Observations on Humane Rea- 

son, i. 63, 64. 
Observators (the), i. 26. 
Ochinus, de Polygamia, i. 61. 
Oclandi Prcelia Ang. ii. 52. 
0'Connor, ii. 208. 
Oddington, land at, iii. 130. 
Okeley (Simon), ii. 2. 
Oldcastle ( John), i. 6. 
Oldisworth (\Vm.), iii. 151; 

on Rawlinson, ii. 231, deatb, 

iii. 161. 
Onslow, obligation to, iii. 78. 
Orange (Prince of), see ulso 

William IIL, i. 293, ii. 20; 

landing, ii. 182 ; an usurper, 

landing, homage to, marriage, 

&c., iii. 119 — 124 ; his recep- 

tion, iii. 126, 146. 
Orange (Princess of), her 

cruelty, ii. 83. 



Organs, Antiquitv of, ii. 'il9. 

Orniond (Duke of ), i. 199, 306, 
309 ; cries in fkvour of, ii. 11 ; 
resignation of chancellorship, 
ii. 17, 3(5; iii. 167. 

Ormond ( Uuclicss of ), deatli 
arid character ot, iii. 108. 

Orrery (Earl of), i. 82. 

Osborn (Sir Jolni), i. 4. 

Oi^borne ( Thos.), iii. 196, 274. 

Oseney Abbey, cliapel, i. 106, 
232; walks, ii. 90; neglected, 
313 ; ruinous stute of, iii. 9 ; 
gift to, iii. 21 ; its bells, iii. 

Oswald (St.), his arm, i. 257. 

Otho, coin of, ii. 122. 

Ottley (13p. Adam), iii. 132. 

Overbury (Sir 'J'lioraas), mur- 
der of, iii. 72. 

Owen (Dr.), i. 263. 

Owen (iMr.), iii. 211. 

Oxford (Earl of), i. 46, 264, 
293, ii. 40 ; letter from, i. 284 ; 
liberated, ii. 49, 104; deatli 
of, ii. 203 ; opinion on, ii. 
22.5, 230, 251 ; and Domes- 
day, iii. 15 ; visit of, iii. 37 ; 
MSS. iii. 62; iii. 140; dau. 
of, iii. 147, 197. 

Oxford, anticjuity of, i. 8; All 
Saints' Churcli, i. 31 ; words 
agaiust, in Parliament, i. 45 ; 
Public Library, book given 
by Dr. Hudson, i. 33; arms 
of the University, its anti- 
quity, i. 85; MS. in Public 
Library, i. 113 ; St. Peter's in 
the East Church, painting in, 
i. 115 ; Shakespeare in, i. 150 ; 
the prophets in, i. 150 ; price 
of wheat, i. 156; ballad on 
the elections, i. 189 ; ta- 
verns in, i. 210 ; old schools 
in, i. 253 ; Public Library, 
i. 268; farthings, i. 281; 
George I. prochiimed, i. 304; 
letter by Legion, i. 305 ; re- 
joicings, i. 311 ; antiquity of, 

i. 312; rioting in, ii. 3, 4; 
mourning in, ii. 6; rioting, 
ii. 11; loyalty of, ii. '36\ St. 
jMarys Church, S(^rmon, ii. 
49; rejoicings, ii. 50; statues, 
ii. 54 ; Antiquity Ilall, ii. 82 ; 
early printiiig, ii. 98; Crom- 
well's dau. ii. 105 ; Mrgin 
Chapel, ii. 116; visitofQueen 
Anne, ii. 136 ; tlie Turl (jate, 
ii. 151 ; pancake bell, ii. 156; 
Antiquit}' llali,ii. Ifrl; smok- 
ing match, ii. 171; siege, ii. 
193, i/;. 205; Blake's Oak, ii. 
205; ih. and old custom, ii. 
215; Brewer's Lane, ii. 236 ; 
ostrich in, ii. 237; St. Peter's 
Church, fall of tower, ii. 244; 
diiferences in, ii. 247 ; St. 
Peter's Ln the East, ii. 249 ; 
catalogiie of MSS. ii. 251 ; 
St. Frideswide, ii. 260; Uni- 
versity contests, list of names, 
ii. 272 ; trial at, ii. 282 ; the- 
atre printers, ii. 233 ; St. Al- 
dates court, Bacon's study, 
ii. 285 ; discovery of coins at 
Holywell, ii. 292 ; Trinitarian 
Friary, ii. 303; new profes- 
-sorsliips, ii. 311 ; Carfax 
Ciiurch, ii. 312; castle, St. 
George's Church, ii. 313; 
Jewsin, ii.314 ; Anglo-Saxon, 
ii. 315 ; rejoicings, ii. 315 ; 
Canditch, iii. 1 ; Irish scho- 
lars at, iii. 3 ; St. Mary's Ch., 
tomb in, iii. 6 ; St. Peter^s 
Church demolishedjiii. 6 ; Car- 
fax Church, cost of repairing, 
iii. 13 ; Schidyard Street, iii. 
15; printing bouse, Cobham 
Library, iii. 22 ; sermons exa- 
mined, iii. 32 ; St. ]\lartin's- 
le-Grand, iii. o6 ; prize light, 
iii. 45 ; house at Grampole, 
iii. 46 ; no convcnticles in, lii. 
48 ; aflronts on scholars, privi- 
leges, &c., iii. 54 ; number of 
studeuls, pillaging, &c., iii. 



56; St. ]\rary's Cliurcli, 
St. Frideswide Fair, iii. 56; 
Henry \'. statutes, castlo, ^:c., 
iii. 59; scholars hanged, iii. 
60; the Semlyhovvs, coniire- 
gation house, &c., iii. 64, 70 ; 
All Hallows spire f:ills, iii. 
80; .Mayor's assislantelected, 
iii. 91 ; rejoicinf^s at, iii. 95; 
bell-rin<^ers" visit, iii. 96 ; 
13rome's Chapel, iii. 97 ; Act 
Monday, iii. 99 ; High Bor- 
lace at, lii. 10,3; fire at, iii. 
107; more bell-riiioing-, iii. 
109; weavers and churches 
in, iii. 117 ; rausic scliool, 
spires in, iii. 120 ; rejoicings, 
iii. 12-1; land in, iii. 130; St. 
Mary's weathercock falls, iii. 
135; registers, iii. 148 ; High 
Borlase, iii. 150; more bell- 
ringing, iii. 184 ; in favour of 
the Stuans, iii. 188 ; consti- 
tution destroyed, iii. 189 ; 
graces used at the coUeges, 
lii. 217. 

All Souls'Coliege, warden- 
ship of, i. 70 ; riot in, i. 127 ; 
injunctions, i. 232 ; Mallard, 
ii. 155 ; hall demolished, iii. 

Ashmolean Museum, i. 9 ; 
librarian, iii. 40; kee})er of, 
iii.82; and Sir H. Sloane, iii. 

Balliol College, mastership, 
ii. 308 ; the foundress, iii. 1 ; 
speech at, iii. 76 ; library 
robbed, iii. 209. 

Bedell Hall, i. 312. 

Brazen ZSose College,verses 
by the Butler, i. 178; garden 
destroyed, iii. 3; speech at, 
iii. 76. 

Bulkeley Hall, i. 255. 

Christ Church College, i. 
32, 82 ; repairs, i. 88 ; statue 
at, i. 89 ; founding Peckwater 
quadrangle, i. 90; inscrip- 

tions, i. 91 ; Peckwater Scliool, 
i. 256; FelPs statue, ii. 50; 
Deans, ii. 221 ; St. Frides- 
\vide's shrine, ii. 261 ; slates 
from Oseney, iii. 9 ; meadow 
titlies, iii. 17 ; new dean, iii. 
93 ; library, iii. 115 ; enter- 
taiiinieiits, iii. 121. 

Durliam CoUege, gate 
pulled down, iii. 96. 

Edniund Hall, i. 22; fire 
in, i. 177; account of, i. 251 ; 
pancakes, ii. 156. 

Kxeter College, fire in, i. 
177 ; messuages, iii. 158. 

Gloucester Hall, ii. 274. 

Hamburg Hall, i. 256. 

Hart Hall, i. 10; exhibi- 
tion, ii. 115 ; charter for, iii. 
158 ; benefaction, iii. 159. 

Jacob Hall, ii. 314. 

.Tuge Hall, ii. 314. 

Lincoln College, library, i. 

Lombard Hall, ii. 314. 

Lyon Hall, i. 255. 

Magdalen College, bene- 
factions, ii. 129, 132 ; scandal, 
ii. 170 ; bridge, ii. 285, 307 ; 
Lincolnshire fellowships, iii. 
85 ; great gaudy , iii. 86 ; bucks 
seiit to, iii. 90 ; new buildings, 
iii. 103. 

Merton College, i. 254 ; 
walks, ii. 51,(6. 270, 303,306, 

JNIossey Hall, ii. 314. 

New College, ii. 306, 307 ; 
leather money, i. 9, 254 ; bell- 
ringing, iii. 133. 

JNunn Hall, i. 313. 

Oriel College, picture in, i. 
116 ; drinking vessel in, i. 247; 
scholarships, ii. 135 ; election, 
iii. 2; election trial, iii. 4; 
provost and fellows, iii, 5 ; 
new stone laid, iii. 19, 29 ; 
purchase from, iii. 71. 

Pembroke CoUege, exhibi- 



tion, ii. 115 ; new cbapel, iii. 
9 ; new chapel coiisec-ratec), 
iii. 85. 

Postmasters' Ilall, i. 25(5. 

Queen's Colle<;(', lleiiry V. 
i. 135 ; stone laiil, i. i.'14 
ruins, ii. 1?8; benefactions, ii 
284; new building, iii. 105 
ib. iii. 107. 

Runcevall IIall,ii. 305. 

St. Jobn's CoUege, claim, 
ii. 283 ; plate, is.c., ui. 2tJ8. 

Trinity (Iloly) Friars, ac- 
count of, ii. 302. 

TjTigwicke Mall, i. 255. 

Univei-sity College, i. 9; 
bookseized in, i. 53; Loan to 
Charles I., i. 135 ; case tried, 
ii. S16 ; master's seat usurped, 
ii. 317; new statutes, iii. 107. 

A^irgin's Hall, iii. 46. 

^Vadham College, warden 
of, i. 73. 

\\ hiter Hall, i. 255. 

Worcester College, i. 303; 
exhibition, ii. 115, 274. 
Oxland (iNIr.), ii. 320. 

Packington (Sir John), i. 17; 

letter to Bp, of Worcester, i. 

Packington (Lady), i. 18, 113; 

author of V\ hole Duty of 

Wan, iii. 87. 
Palmer (Sam.), i. 31 ; lii. 162. 
Panizzi (]\Ir.), iii. 259. 
Panting (Dr.), Sermon, ii. 6, iii. 

Paper, tax on, i. 218 ; origin 

of, i. 294 ; wbere made, ii. 84. 
Papists,i. 9; Dr.Kingon,iii.239. 
Paracelsus, ii. 53. 
Paris (Mattb.), on Penance, iii. 

Parker (jMatth.,Archbp.),iii.34; 

Anticjuities, i. 263; Strype's 

Life of, i.274; MSS., ii.'313; 

Arcbbisbops, iii. 20 ; Psalms, 

iii. 44. 

Parker (George), account of, ii. 

165 ; Epbemeris, iii. 104. 
Parker (Sir Jobn), iii. 34. 
Parker (Ricbard), account of, 

iii. 24. 
Parker (Saml.), iii. 209, 212, 

215 ; instructs Papists, i. 9, 

ii. 116; Irenaius, ii. 237, 

258 ; deatb, works, &c., iii. 

61 ; account of, iii. 175 ; works, 

iii.176; portrait, widow, 6cc., 

iii. 177 ; account of, iii. 178. 
Parker (Dr. Sam.), iii. 61. 
Parkburst (Tbos.), iii. 2.36. 
Parkinson (Fatber), CoUect. 

Anglo-Minoritica, ii. 245. 
Parliament, meeting of, i. 31, 

45; contest in, i. 46; tax- 

paper, i. 218 ; of whom cou- 

sisted, i. 306. 
Parnell (Dr. Tbomas), opinion 

on, iii. 139. 
Parr (Dr. Samuel), i. 1, 99. 
Parr (Thomas), Life, ii. 151. 
Parry (Mr.), iii.3. 
Parsley (Wm.), flitcb of bacon, 

iii. 74. 
Parsons (Fatber), i. 50 ; Dis- 

course, i.30, 31; not tbeauthor 


i. 59 ; work by, iii. 205, 207 ; 

opinion on, iii. 208, 209. 
Parsons (Humphrey), waits on 

Geo. 1., ii. 128. 
Parsons (Robin), Sermon, i. 77, 
Partridge (John), ii. 165. 
Paston Family,account of, ii.275. 
Patrick (Bp.), iii. 175. 
Paynell (Thomas), ii. 117. 
Peacham (Henry), rare tract, 

iii. 254. 
Pearce( iNIr.) ,his character, i. 43. 
Pearce (Zachary), on Temples, 

ii. 277. 
Pearson (Bp.),on the Creed, i. 

Pearson (Dr. John), iii. 165. 
Pearson (^lajor), ballads, iii. 




Pcarson (Richard), iii. 165. 
rearson (Thomas), elected, i. 

Peche (William), short sermon, 

ii. 156. 
Peck (Francis), character of, ii. 

•i66, '267. 
Peers (Richard"), on church- 

wardens, iii. 75. 
Peirson (D.), i. 123. 
Pellett (Dr.), iii. 25. 
Pembroke (Earl of), letter to, 

i. 67 ; non-election, ii. 17, iii. 

146, 163. 
Pengelly (Serjeant), i. 2.58. 
Penn (Wm.), i. 101-. 
Pepys, i. 59 ; Library, ii. 313, 

lii. 3-i. 
Percevars A polosry, iii. 160. 
Percy (Lord), letter to, i. 285. 
Perizonius, character, ii. 15. 
Perkins (Mr. ), iii. 253. 
Perrot, ii. 3U8. 
Peruvian bark, iii. 9. 
Peterborough (Henry, Earl of), 

Genealogies, ii. 271. 
Peters ( Hueh), ii. 213. 
Pett (Sir Peter),i. 160,iii. 199. 
Phalaris' Epistles, iii. 110. 
Philhps (John), works of, i. 

185 ; statue of, iii. 111, 176. 
Phipps (Sir Constantine), i. 310. 
Phrygius (Dares), iii. 123. 
Picture, ancient, of Richard II., 

iii. 21. 
Piers Ploughman's Creed, ac- 

count of, li. 195. 
Pile ( Sir Seymour), in custody, 

i. 181. 
Pindar (Will.), sermon, i. 77. 
Pindarique Ode, iii. 231. 
Pipern (^lr.), iii. 3. 
Pitcaime (Archibald), account 

of, i. 295. 
Pitseus De Illustribus Anglice 

Scriptoribus, i. 28. 
Pittett (Sir \Vm.), in custodv, 

i. 44. 
Pitt, iii. 175. 

Plague, works on, ii. 117. 
Plantagenet (Edmund), bene- 

factions of, ii. 3v3. 
Platonem, Josephi contra, i. 33. 
Plebeian (the), ii. 91. 
Pliny, editions of Epistles, ii. 

51, 242. 
Plott (Dr.), Oxon, i. 8, 9 ; cu- 

rious answer, i. 51 ; disap- 

pointed of heing warden, i. 

70, 107. 
Plowden (Serjeant), iii. 209. 
Pocock (Dr. ), i. 16, 17; and 

Seldeu, ii. 287. 
Poetry Frofessorship, i. 141. 
Poets, old English, ii. 118. 
Poland,Hist. oftheCourtof, i.6. 
Pole (Cardinal), letter to, i. 109. 
Pole (John de la), ii. 298. 
PoUux (Julius), i. 96. 
Polonus (Martinus), Chron. iii. 

Polygamv, i. 61. 
Ponet(Ep.),iii. 141. 
Pontificate (the), iii. 156. 
Pope (Alexander), ii. 50, 87; 

on Piers Ploughman, ii. 195 ; 

his father, iii. 23 ; epitaph by, 

iii. 125, 131 ; and Theobalds, 

iii. 137 ; and Parnell, iii. 139; 

epitaph of, iii.140; character, 

iii. 141 ; nettled, iii. 142 ; 

Epistle to Arbuthnot, iii. 167; 

his father, iii. 168. 
Pope (Elizabeth), iii. 227. 
Pope (Thomas), iii. 227. 
Pope (the), supremacy, i. 25; 

concessions to Protestants, ii. 

Popish Policies, i. 64 ; plot, i. 64. 
Pooley, i. 3. 

Porsou (Richd.), iii. 137. 
Portland (Duke of), marriage, 

&c., iii. 147. 
Portsmouth (Duchess of), ii. 

Possevinus, i. 30, 31. 
Potter (Dr. Jn. ), Clemens Alex- 

andrinus, i. 153 ; Thesaurus, 



i. 241 ; Antiq. of. Grcpce, ii. 
277 ; meannoss, iii. It, ti/i. 

l'o\vc'll (SirCliristO])l)er). i. 199. 

J'ow(4 (Sir Ilcnrv), i. 5ii. 

Powell (Jolm), ii. 151, 319. 

VowAl (Ualtrr), iii. 38, 100. 

Poynes, iii. '206. 

Praying ibr ihf dead justified, 
ii! 188. 

Presbyter (Sir John), arms of, 
iii. 6. 

Prescot (Mr.), on Dodwell, i. 

Pretender,or Janies 1 1 T.,curiou,s 
medal, i. 'JSS, 2(i8, 283, 302 ; 
letterin favour of, i. 304,312, 
ii. 2, 3 ; birtliday, ii. 1 ; por- 
trait, ii.5; rumoured landing-, 
ii. 6; lines on, ii. 8; exjiected 
landing, ii. 10, 22 ; his bear- 
ing, ii. 40, 41, 43; birth- 
day, ii. 48, 54, 64 ; poi-- 
traits of, ii. 112, 160, 163, 
169, 903,^ 209 ; not a bigot, 
&k.c., ii. 254. 

Prettej'u (Salh'), trial, &c., ii. 
159 ; death, li. 192. 

Price ( liaron), i. 22, ii. 49. 

Price (Dr. Jobn ), iii. 272. 

Pricke of Conscieuce, i. 273. 

Prickett(John),i. 199. 

Prideaus (Amy), iii. 146. 

Prideaux (Dr. Mumplirey), i. 
16, 17, 82, ii. 2, 108; his 
leaiuiiug, iii. 157. 

Prime, origin of, i. 225. 

Prince (Richard), account of, 
ii. 88. 

Prince (William), ii. 88. 

Printing, its inveution, i. 201 ; 
before, i. 294 ; early, ii. 96, 

- 97 ; printeis' liolidays, ii. 283; 
iii. 172 ; early, iii. 183. 

Prior (rsiattliew), fable by, ii. 
92 ; death, ii. 138, 159. " 

Pritius, i. 21. 

Private Devotions, i. 31. 

Proniotions (the new), verses 
011, i. 47. 

Prophets, pretended, i. 150; dis- 

covered, i. 1.52 ; female, i, 153. 
Protestant.s, massacre, i. 64 ; 

extirpation, i. 112; conces- 

sioiis to, by the Pope, ii. 217. 
Provisions, price of, i. 1,56; in 

1436, i. 181, 182. 
l^rujean (iMr.), ii. 292. 
Prynne (Win.), i. ,5.3, 157; 

works. ii. 105; signal loy- 

alty, ii. 198. 
1'salins, alterations in, ii. 180; 

translations, iii. 44 ; English 

Ps.alter, iii. 1()9. 
Pullen (Joseph), i. ,50, 193, ii. 

194; his tree, ii. 238. 
Purheck (, iii. 260. 
Puritans, behead Laud, &c., i. 

.56, .'■>7. 
Pym (iMr.), perjury, i. 127. 
l'yramids, Grcaves on, i. 215. 

Qn.^KERs, i. 7, 8; invitation to, 
i. 67 ; number of, i. 1()4. 

Quicke (i\lr. ), non-election, ii. 

Raby (Lord), letter by, i. 132. 
Radcliffe (Ant.), iuscription to, 

i. 91. 
Radcliffe (Dr. John),i. 8 ; gifts 

to Walker, i. 60, 230 ; dealh 

and ch.aracter of, i. 311 ; lines 

on, ii. 9, 91. 
R.adley, visit to, ii. 318. 
Raleigh (Dr. Walter), Queries, 

iii. 172. 
Raleigh (Sir Walter), cause of 

his death, i. 121. 
Ramicus (lip.), on the Plague, 

ii. 117. 
Rajidolph (Herbert), ii. 168. 
Randoij)h (Thos.), Assize ser- 

mon, iii. 98. 
Raveiiscroft (jMr.), library, ii. 

Ra^vlins ( Will. the beadle), ii. 5. 
Rawlins (IMr., of Pophills), iii. 

90, l(i9. 



Rawlinson (Christopher), le- 

gacy, iii. 161. 
Rawlinson (Daniel), anecdote, 

ii. 39. 
Rawlinson (Richard), i. 158; 
letter to. i. 272 ; ih. 277 ; 
lines by, ii. 8 ; impudence, ii. 
94 ; letter to, iii. 194. 
Rawlinson (Dr. Richard), i. 46, 
ii. 2.54, iii. 19, 175, 176, 196, 
207, 210, 253 ; on Charlett, i. 
220, 223, 263, ii. 60; ou 
Carte, ii. 154 ; letter frora, ii. 
265 ; travels of, ii. 287 ; letter 
from Rome, ii. 310 ; sale of 
books, iii. 20 ; Antiq. Brit. 
iii. 22 ; book lent by, iii. 72 ; 
benefactions, iii. lA^ ; letter 
to, iii. 1.50; ?>ISS. iii. 1.59; a 
nonjuror's estiite, &c., iii.160, 
161 ; his books, iii. 164 ; letter 
to, iii. 215, 216 : scarce tract, 
iii. 267; MS. 268. 

Rawlinson (Thos. ), i. 157, 263, 
ii. 53, 84, 94, 196; library, 
i. 264 ; letter, i. 277, ii. 107 ; 
on burials, ii. 113 ; Editio 
Princeps, ii. 158, death and 
account of, ii. 226 ; losses, 
will,&;c., ii.231 ; saleofbooks, 
iii. 20 ; his funeral, iii. 25, 
27, 111; MSS. iii. 129; his 
books, iii. 159, 160 ; letter iii. 
194; his wife, &:c., iii. 225; 
his collections, iii. 262. 

Rawlinson (Sir rhos.),ii. 229. 

Rayner (Dr.), iii. 3. 

Read, Ang.-Saxon, ii. 179. 

Read (Isaac), ballads, iii. 258. 

Read (Rey.),ii. 112. 

Read (Sir Tbos.), account of, i. 

Reading;, its mayors, iii. 33. 

Reasons that Catholics, &:c., i. 

Reeve (Charles), ii. 273. 

Registers, origin of, i. 198. 

Rehearsal (the), i. 26. 

Reinwolf 's Hollinshead, i. 292. 

Rewley, coins found at, i. 97 ; 
Abbey, i. 106; stone found 
at, iii. 1. 
Reynold's works, i, 232. 
Rhodes (H.), books by, iii. 

Rialton (Lord), i. 184. 
Rich (Barnaby), iii. 248. 
Richard I. born at Oxford, iii. 5 1. 
Richard II., ancient picture of, 
iii. 21 ; deposition of, iii. 212. 
Richard IIJ., i. 87. 
RicJiardson (Dr. John), cha- 

racter, i. 250, iii. 84. 
Ricbardsou (.Tohn), in honour 

of Abingdon, ii. 294. 
Richardson (Mr.), iii. 2. 
Richmoiid ( Duke of), death of, 

ii. 162. 
Riehmond (Duchess of), her 

profile, ii. 86, iii. 114. 
Ridicule as far as atiects Reli- 

gion, iii. 182. 
Ridley ( Bp.), iii. 108. 
Riggs (Jenny), lii. 2. 
Rings (St. George), i. 172. 
Robert III. illegitimate, ii. 146. 
Robinson (Bp.), account of, ii. 

Roch (La), iNlHmoirs of Litera- 

ture, ii. 242, 265. 
Rochester ( Earl of ), i. 48 ; witty 
verses, i. 119, 239; account 
of, i. 242 ; house burnt, ii. 
140, iii. 259. 
Rochester ( Bp. of), ii- 130. 
Rockingham (Earl of), iii. 138. 
Rodd (Thos.), iii. 258. 
Rogers (John), Bible, iii. 169. 
Rogers ( VVilliam), i. 122 ; old 

AVm. iii. 62. 
Rogers (Mr.), rioting, i. 127. 
RoKesley (Robert), il. 303. 
RoU, account of an ancient, i. 

Roman, names of places, i. 146; 

inscriptions, ii. 189. 
Rombold (\Vm.), iii. 51. 
Romney (Lord), i. 51. 



Rood (Theodore), ii. '.>fi, iii. 111. 
l{oper's Life of Alore, li. 46. 
Kosanuind (Queen),portrait of, 

ii. 21L>. 
Ross (.Tolin), Ilist. of England, 

ii. iiS-l. 
Ross (Man of), account of, iii. 

9 1 ; cliaracter, iii. 131 ; his 

vanity, iii. 132. 
Roti. coins by, iii. 113. 
Routh (Ur.), iii. 270. 
Rouss of \\ arwicks Quatuor 

-^itates iNIundi, i. 13.5. 
Rowe (Nicholas), opinion on, 

ii. 16, iii. 138. 
Rowney ('rom), ii. 149. 
Rowse (John), i. 12, 116, ii. 

206, iii. 115. 
Roxburgh I3al!ads, iii. 257 ; 

Catalogue, 6«:c., iii. 270. 
Royal Society, sinking, iii. 71 ; 

librarian, iii. 195. 
Royse (Dr.), visit to V>'oo(l- 

stock, i. 93. 
Rubrics, curious ^NIS., i. 117. 
Ruddiman, i. 296 ; character, ii. 

Rundall (Dr.), objected to, iii. 

152 ; his preferment, iii. 174. 
Rupert (Prince), at Edghill, ii. 

Rymer^s Foedera, iii. 23, 142. 

Sachfverelt, of Denmans, on 

bells, iii. 104 ; sermon, i. 87 ; 

violent sermon, i. 169 ; an- 

other, i. 176 ; impeachment, 

i. 180, 181 ; trial,i. 185, 187; 

poems on,i. 188; sentence, i. 

191 ; respected, i. 202 ; death, 

&c., ii. 202. 
Sacriiment, i. 92 ; assent of the 

Bps. to thetest, i. 122. 
St. Amand (James), collections , 

i. 95, 96. 
St. Edmund, ii. 116. 
St. Frydeswide, account of, ii. 

260; Fair, iii. 56. 

St. George (Chevalier), i. 268; 

account of, ii. V-io. 
St. George (Sir Henry), death 

and character, ii. 10. 
St. Grymbald, ii. 24, 248. 
St. John (Sir Jo.), iii. 261. 
St. Jolin (Mr.), i. 89. 
Saints' bodies very dear, i. 257. 
Salamanders, i. 216. 
Sale's Introduction, i. ^36 ; 

burnt, iii. 95. 
Salisburv ( Earl of), i. 121; trial, 

&c., ii. 1.59. 
Salisbury (^Sally), tried for as- 

saull, ii. 159; death, ii. 192 ; 

description of, ii. 209. 
Salmon's, Hertfordshire, iii. 18 ; 

character, iii. 19. 
Salmasius, i. 2. 
Samford (Dr.), marriage, i. 

Sancroft (Archbp.), design to 

murder, i. 51 ; vrriting oi, i. 

113 ; iii. 18, 63. 
Sanderson ( I5p.), i. 215 ; works, 

i. 232, iii. 35. 
Sandford, i. 263, ii. 309, iii. 

Sandoval et Roxas (Bernard), i. 

Sandys (Archbp.), portrait, iii. 

Sarum (Bp. of), satire on, i. 39. 
Saunders, ii. 283. 
Savage fJohn), i. 90. 
Savile (iMr.), drowned, i. 279. 
Savile (Sir Henry), and the 

Puritans, i. 57. 
Saxon Chronicle, i. 146 ; their 

money, i. 150. 
Saxony (King of), visit to, and 

account of, i. 132. 
Saxton's maps, iii. 43. 
Saying (popular), iii. 122. 
Sayman (i\lr. ), death, iii. 183. 
Scaliger, i. 2 ; Epistles, i. 144 ; 

opinion of Calvin, i. 217 ; his 

learning, i. 245 ; Elenchus 

Trihoeresii, iii. 145. 



ScbeflFer (Jolm), iii. 183. 
Scheffer (Feter), ii. 96, 98, iii. 

Schisme, treatise of, i. 28, iii. 

Schomberg (Duke), i. 293. 
Scotlrtiid, union with, i. 31 ; 

Black Acls,ii.l34; travelling 

in, lii, 8-4; rare tract on, iii. 

Scroop (Archbp.), beheading, 

i. 25, 26. 
Scrope (John), iii. 132. 
Seals in wax lirst used, i. 251. 
Seaman (Dr. Lazarus), books 

sold, ii. 155. 
Sebright (Mr.), murder of, ii. 

173, 174 ; execution, ii. 204. 
Sehright (Sir Thomas), iii. 44, 

^ecker (Archbp.), act sermon, 

iii. 102. 
Seckworth, ancient village, iii. 

Sefton (Mr.), a nonjuror, ii. 

Selden, i. 2,16; Tithes, i. 17; 

opinion of Hobbes, i. 58 ; 

books, i. 87; atlieistical, i. 

116; portrait of, i. 140; and 

Hobbes, ii. 120 ; portrait of, 

ii. 152; on Flud, ii. 197; 

works, ii. 287; iii. 28; on 

crowning-, iii. 156 ; on Robt. 

Lloyd, iii. 181. 
Seller(Ab.), i.74. 
Sergeant (Dr. Thos.), death of, 

i. 145. 
Serjeant (Mr.), ii. 290. 
Sermon, remarkably short one, 

ii. 156. 
Sexton (Wr.), ii. 208. 
Shakespeare, and Davenant, i. 

150; abuses Falstatf, ii. 9; 

by Theobald, iii. 137, 142; 

Merry VVives, iii. 248. 
Sharp (Dr. John), anecdote, i. 

Shelden (Archbp.), i. 33, iii. 93. 

Shelden, nepliew, i. 32. 
Sheldeii (Ralph), ii. 152. 
Sheplieard (George), elected to 

Ashmolean, iii. 40. 
Sherlock (Bp.), i. 260; trans- 

lated, iii. 152, 156. 
Slierwin (the beadle), ii. 4, 37. 
Shippen (Dr.), ii. 291, iii. 2, 82, 

210,216 ; nickname, iii. 83, 93. 
Shippen ( William), imprisoned, 

ii. 58. 
Shirley (Mr.), murder of, i. 

Shirh-^y (Benj.), bookseller, 

death, iii. 44. 
Shottesbroke College, i. 52. 
Shovell (Sir Cloudesley), wreck 

of, i. 137 ; lines on, i. 146. 
Shrewsbury ( Duke of), mar- 

riage, i. 41, 303. 
Shrove Tuesday, ii. 156, 218. 
Shurle ( John), ale taster, i. 41. 
Sikes (Dr.), will, &c., i. 87. 
Silvester, iii. 250, 
Simmes (Valentine). iii. 77. 
Singleton (Hugh), iii. 27. 
Skelton (Joseph), iii. 196. 
Skelton (Mr.),iii. 96. 
Skelton, on Wolsey, ii. 118. 
Sleepers (Seven), ii. 252. 
Slingsby (Sir \\'.), voyadge, iii. 

Sloane (Sir Hans), i. 107; dau. 

married, ii. 49, 56; loss 

through, iii. 105, 195. 
Small Box, inoculating, ii. 135. 
Smalridge (Bp.), i. 105, 177, 

iii. 94 ; installation, i. 236, 

302, 312, ii. 5 ; jeu d'esprit, 

ii. 163. 
Smith (John), elected speaker, 

i. 45 ; present to, i. 48 ; house 

at Grampole, iii. 46. 
Smith (Richard),i. 290; library, 

i. 310. 
Smith (Sir Sebastian), ii. 281. 
Smith (Dr. Thomas), death and 

character, i. 200; iMSS. i 

201, 206, 992. 



Smith (Mr.), . 97 ; account of, 

i. 185, iii. l.'M. 
Siiiokins;-, com|iul.sory, ii. 117; 

iiiatch, ii. 171. 
Snape (Dr.), niade provost, ii. 

Sobieski (Jnmos), ii. 1.54. 
Socinian,s(bri('f']iistory of),i.71. 
Somerset (Earl of), iii. 72, 106. 
Somerset (Lord (Jhavles), cha- 

racter of, i. 19.S. 
Somner, i. 264; Saxon Dict., 

ii. 241. 
Sotlieby (James), opinion on, 

ii. 226. 
Sotheby (S. Leigh), iii. 2.59. 
Souls (letters on), i. 62; wJiere 

they dvvell, i. 101. 
South (Dr.), generosity of, i. 

72 ; speech, i. 78 ; on 

Charlett, i. 220; death, cha- 

racter, and will, ii. 38 ; works, 

ii. 43. 
Southampton (Earl of), ancc- 

dote, i. 282. 
Southampton, St. IMichaeFs 

Steeple damaged, iii. 109. 
South Sea Bubble, eiiect of, ii. 

Spectator, characters in, i. 218, 

296 ; iii. 46. 
Speculum ('oncionatorum, i. 90. 
Speed (John), and Hroughton's 

Chronology, i. 80, 81, 290; 

History, i. 299 ; Chronicle, iii. 

Spelman, Hist. of Sacrilege, i. 

24, 103 ; library sold, i. 171 ; 

King- Allred, ii. lo2 ; ib. 

249; Ih. iii. 108. 
Spencer (Edwd.),Oxford token, 

i. 281. 
Spenser (Edmund), monument, 

iii. 71. 
Spindelowe (Richard), ii. 177. 
Spotwood's Chronicle, ii. 146. 
Spratt ( Bp.), design to murder, 

i. 51, iii. 19. 
Stafford, apology for, i. 65. 

Stamford (Dr.), iii. 87. 
Stnmford College, Liiicoln, i. 

Stanliope, anecdote, ii. 109. 
Stanhope (CoL), i. 281. 
Stanishius (King), account of, 

i. 132. 
Slanley (Sir Wm.), iii. 255. 
Stapylton (Myles), visit to Fa- 

tlier Simon, i. 94. 
Statutes, read, &:c. i. 141; print- 

ing, iii. 102. 
Steel (Sir Ricbard), opinion on, 

i. 128; and tlie Spectator, i. 

218; expelled, i. 296; death, 

iii. 46. 
Steers (IVIr.), ii. 244. 
Stent (Peter), catalogue, ii. 16. 
Steplien (King), i. 257. 
Stephenson ( .Arclnhald), i. 296. 
Stephens (Edward), account 

of, i. 63 ; his works, i. 64 ; 

on INionasteries, ii. 208 ; ac- 

count of, iii. S6. 
Sterling (Earl of), iii. 191. 
Sterling (Mr.), ii. 4. 
Sternhold (Thomas), Psalms, ii. 

Stevens (Edward), ii. 280. 
Steward (Dr.), ii. 126. 
Stewart (Sir James), ballad on 

his death, ii. 59. 
Stillingfleet (Bp.), Library, i. 

49 ; and VVoodrof, ii. 274 ; on 

Locke, iii. 163. 
Stone(Mrs.),ii. 112. 
Stone (Nicholas), on Spenser, 

iii. 71. 
Stone (William), char;tcter of, 

ii. 185 ; epitaph, ii. 186. 
Stonehouse (Anne), iii. 109. 
Stonehouse (Sir John), ii. 318 ; 

iii. 109. 
Stonehouse (Penelope), ii. 319. 
Stowe (John). i. 29; Survey, i. 

213, 289, 310; old proverb 

in, i. 214 ; his skill, iii. 3b, 56. 
Strabo, i. 96. 
Stradford ( William), i. 91. 



Stradlinor (William), opinion 

on, ii. 90. 
Stratford (Canon), i. 8 ; ii. 130 ; 

Jiis books, iii. 77. 
Sti-atbmore (Lord), visit to, ii. 

41, 43. 
Streat (Riclid.), ii. 182. 
Strutt, ii. 53. 
Strype (John), i. 18; Annals, 

i. 29, 31 ; Life of Parker, i. 

274; ii.105; poemto,iii. 14,42. 
Stuart (Dr.), lii. 28. 
Stuart (Sir James),death, i. 295. 
Stuarts, IMemoirs of the, ii. 144, 

Stubbe (Henry), ignorance, ii. 

Stukeley (Dr.), opinion on, ii. 

J54, 190; his va^aries, ii. 207. 
Sturt (John), ii. 254. 
Succinct Genealocries,&c.,ii. 270. 
Sulman (]Mr.), iii. 2. 
Sunderland (Lord), i. 202 ; iii. 

Sunningwell, custom at, ii. 218. 
Surfeit (the), i. 293 ; iii. 237. 
Sweet (Mr.), ii. 66. 
Swift (Dean),i. 23,296. 
Swinford (Catherine), i. 138. 
Sydenham (Sir Philip), i. 145; 

estates, ii. 106 ; on INIonk, ii. 

224, 244; duel, iii. 150. 
Sykes (Dr. Thos.), account of, 

i. 86. 
Sylvester (Matthew), iii. 236. 
Symon (Father), risit to, i. 94. 
Symon (Mr.), reproved of 

swearing, ii. 212. 

Tahor, sign of, i. 247. 
Tacking;, poem on, i. 42. 
Talbot(Bp.), i. 191. 
Talbot (Mr.), rioting, i. 127. 
Tale of a Tub, i. 23. 
Tallents (Francis), a Jesuit, ii. 

Tame (Sir Edm.), ii. 37. 
Tame ( Johu), ii. 37. 
Tanner (Dr. Thos.), i. 17, 292, 


ii. 1, 108, iii. 8, 9, 24, 142 ; 

installed, &c., ii. 192, 199 ; on 

Key's Antiq. Oxon. ii. 314; 

and \Vood's Athenae, iLi. 42 ; 

books sunk, iii. 79 ; his reco- 

very, iii. 112, 117. 
Tarantula, i. 216. 
Tate (X.),ii. 16. 
Tatler (the),i. 296. 
Tax, on literature, iii. 18 ; re- 

fused, iii. 95. 
Tayler(Richard), on burials, ii. 

113, 228. 
Taylor's Life of Parr, ii. 151. 
Tenison (Abp.), i. 127; anec- 

dote, i. 216. 219. 
Terry (Dr.), ii. 291. 
Thames (river), i. 213 ; made 

navig-able, iii. 49. 
Theobald (Lewis), works, iii. 

137 ; Shakespeare, iii. 142, 

Theophrastus, iii. 148. 
Thomas (Huirh), ii. 39. 
Thompson (Francis), learuing- 

of, ii. 309. 
Thoresby (Ralph), his Latin, i. 

Thorndyke (Mr.), praying for 

the dead, ii. 188. 
Thornhill (Mr.), duelling, i. 

225, ii. 95. 
Thomton (William), ui. 87. 
Thorpe (Mr.), paid for print- 

ing, i. 140. 
Thorpe (bookseller), iii. 210. 
Thii-ty-nine Articles, i. 87 ; pas- 

sage in, i. 179. 
Throgmorton, tomb, i. 53; Sir 

Robert, anecdote, ii. 87. 
Thuanus, i. 58. 
Thwaites (Edw.), i. 38, 88, 94, 

103 ; exposure of prophets, i. 

152: on Charlett, i. 220; 

books sold, i. 251 ; astrology, 

ii. 166 ; Oxford's MSS. iii. 

Tickell (Thos.), elected, i. 209; 

ii. 47, 54. 



Tillemans, portrait of Hearne, 

ii. I'i8; iii. 197,198. 
Tillotson (Abp.^^and Socinian- 

isni, i. 71. 
Tilly's Sernion, i. 46. 
Tindalo (^Villiam), Bible, iii. 

Tindall (Dr. Mattbew), death, 

accoiint of, &c., iii. 102, 103. 
Toft (INIary), rabbit breeder, ii. 


Toland (John), i. 233 ; account 

of. iii. 163. 
Tollius's Longinus, i. 209. 
Tolo"us' History of Arles, i. 

Tom, great and little, i. 238. 
Tompion (Tbomas), account of, 

i. 292. 
Tom Thumb, iii. 115; not my- 

thical, iii. 138. 
Tonson (Jacob), i. 202; Ry- 

mer"s Foedera, iii. 23; cbarac- 

ter, iii. 131. 
Took, i. 145. 
Topham (Ann), a propbet, i. 

Torrina^ton (Earl of), trial, i. 

66. ^ 
Tottie (Jobn), sermon, iii. 182. 
Tournour (Robert), ii. 97. 
Tovey (Dr.), iii. 24. 
Townshend, letter to Cbarlett, 

ii. 4, 5, iii. 105. 
Traflps (Richd.), inscription on, 

i. 12. 
Trapp (Joseph), opinion on, i. 

141 -. siieecb, i. 311 ; Virgil, ii. 

140, 168. 
Trelawney (Sir Jonathan), ii. 

Trinity College (Dublin), neg- 

lected, i. 49 ; librarj^, i. 100. 
Ti-istram, ridicules Heai'ne, ii. 

Trithemius' Chronicle, ii. 96. 
Troubles of Francfort, i. 290. 
TrumbuU (Sir WiUiam), ii. 50, 


Trumbull ( \\ m. son), monu- 
ment to Fenton, iii. 124. 

Trussoll (William), burial, ii. 

Turner (Bp.), ii. 61. 

Turner (Col.), curious wound, 
ii. 235. 

Turncr (Mrs.), iii. 73. 

Turner (William), iii. 168. 

Tutchin and Defoe, reflections 
on, i. 26 ; satirized, i. 48. 

Twyne (Bryan), ii. 315; iii. 
28 ; bis papers, i. 98 ; Friar 
]5acon, ii. 285; Apol. iii. 49, 
53, 54 ; on a riot, iii. 55 ; on 
scbolars, 56 ; on penance, &c., 
iii. 60, 69; tbe congregation- 
bouse, iii. 70. 

Tyngew'icke (Nicolas de), i. 

Tyrrell (Capt.), candidate for 
J?ucks, i. 75. 

Tyrrell (Janies), i. 4, 16,179; 
bis defection, i. 180, ii. 7. 

Tyrrell (Walter), ii. 204, 

UuALi, (Dr.), iii. 37. 

Underhill (Tbomas), i. 80. 

Underwood (Tbomas) iii. 51. 

Unitarians, historj' of, i. 71. 

Upton ( !Mr.) account of, ii. 244. 

Urry (John), i. 224; on Chau- 
cer, i. 243 ; lucky purcbase, 
i. 251 ; deatb and character of, 
i. 314 ; letter from, i. 315 ; epi- 
taph, i. 317 ; on the Gauls, ii, 

Usber (Archbp.), i. 1 ; bis MSS. 
i. 138 ; power communicated 
by God, &c., i. 180, 200; 
JMacedonum, i. 214. 

Valexs ( V^ETTIUS), i. 1, 2. 
Valois (St. Felix de), ii. 303. 
Vanbrugh (Sir Jobn), knighted, 

i. 310; opinion on, ii. 47. 
Vander Aa, bookseller, i. 96. 
Vandernote (Jobn), on tbe 

Plague, ii. 117. 



VaDsittart (Mr.), i. 297, ii. 237. 
Vaudois Testimoniuni, i. 22. 
Vavasour (Anne), iii. 260. 
Veale (Abr.), ii. 117. 
Nentriloqui, i. 119. 
yeistegan's liestitution, i. 291. 
\ ertue (Georsje;, engravings, 

ii. 152, iii. 197, 198,199. 
Vespasian, i. 138. 
Villiers (L5arbara), iii. 49. 
Villiers (Geo. ), birth of, iii. 

\'indication of Her I\Iaje8ty's 

Title, ii. 61. 
Vintner (.Alr.), iii. 63. 
Violet (Artbur), ii. 268. 
Viper, death through bite of, iii. 

Virgil, MS. bv, i. 280; com- 

pared, iii. 250. 
Vitruvius, nevr edit. wanted, i. 

Vossius (Isaac), his books, i. 2 ; 

librarv, i. 206, 207. 
Vox Populi Vox Dei, ii. 104. 

Wadham (Dorothy), iii. 229. 
Wadham (\icholas), iu. 229. 
Wa.KStaffe (Thomas), ii. 91. 
\\ agstaffe (Dr. \\ illiam), i. 5. 
Wake (Archbishop), intended 

work, iii. 108, 118. 
\^ alden (Lionell), murder of, 

ii. 111. 
Wales (Prince of), his legiti- 

macy, i. 59; birth of, i. 68, 

271,-312, ii. 254. 
W ales ( Princess of),ii. 56; has 

a son, 128. 
Wales, Principality of, i. 22. 
Walker (John), Sufferings of 

tlie Clergy, i. 298 ; visits 

Heame, ii. 53. 
Walker (Obadiah), printer, i. 

53, 82, iii. 63 ; on Puritaus, 

lii. 70. 
Walker (Richard), epitaph,&c., 

i. 60. 
Wall(Dr.), death, iii. 64. 

Waller (Edm.), epitaph by, ii. 

101 ; Poems, ii. 124. 
Waller (William), autograph , 

ii. 25. 
Wallingford Castle, i. 293. 
Wallis (Dr. John), i. 6, 8, 14, 

15, 60 ; memory, i. 73 ; Pto- 

lemy's Musica, ii. 79, 222 ; 

his chronology, ii. 309 ; MS., 

iii. 90. 
WalJis (Mr., brother of Dr.), 

ii. 137, 167. 
Walpole (Sir Robert), verses 

on, ii. 253 ; disappointment, 

iii. 95. 
Walters (John), ii. 149. 
Waltham Abbev, i. bS. 
VValton (Col. Valentine), MS. 

by, iii. 108; his wife, iii. 109. 
Waniey (Humphrey), i. 14, 15, 

18, 19, iii. 62 ; vanity of, ii. 

137, 138; account of, ii. 140; 

death and account of, ii. 249 ; 

Catalogue, iii. 166. 
Wanley (Xath.), ii. 140, 249; 

MSS., ii. 141. 
Wantage Fairs, ii. 167. 
Warant (Robt. and WUIiam), 

iii. 51. 
Ward (Bp,), life of, i. 16. 
Ward (George or "Jolly"), 

piece of villany, ii. 317, iii. 

210, 216. 
Ward (John, M.P.), Pilloried, 

ii. 29o. 
Ward (Mr.), gift of a statue, i. 

Ward (Seth), Sermon,u. 106. 
Ward (Thos., of W;irtvick), on 

organs, ii. 219 ; view of 

Weston and papers, iii. 51 ; 

MS., iii. 108; Iibrary,iii. 185. 
Warham (Arcbbp. ), portrait, 

ii. 70. 
Warton (Thomas), i. 96; op- 

posed as Poetrv Professor, ii. 

Warts, curious cure for, i. 224. 
Waterland CDaniel), iii. 168. 



Watkins (Henry), ii, 150. 

Watson's Family of the Stuarts, 
ii. 147-. 

\Vatts (Jolin), of Readinp^, iii. 

VVatts, of St- Jo]in's, o])inion 
on, i. 298. 

VVayiifieet (William), ii. 285. 

W ebl)'s, Stonelienge, i. 298. 

Weeks (Mr.),a stockbroker, iii. 

Weeksy (Thomas), expelled 
Oriei, iii. 13, 29. 

Weevers Funeral Monuments, 
ii. 74. 

Welby (Henry), character of, 
i. 209. 

Welby (Dr.), and Woodliead, 
iii. 128. 

Welchman's Jubilee, ii. 105. 

Weldon (Charles), i. 52. 

Weld's (Mr,), accident at, iii. 

Wellesley (D. H.), account of 
portraits of Hearne, iii. 196. 

VVells (Edward), iii. 116. 

Wells, an anatomist, i. 104. 

Welton (Dr.), ii. 112. 

Welton (Bp.), death of, ii. 257. 

Wesley (Samuel), account of, i. 
39 ; relief of, i. 41 ; bribed, 
i. 43 ; his debts, i. 88. 

West (George), iii. 136. 

West (James), i. 264, ii. 
231, 233, iii. 20, 171, 185, 
197, 204, 216, 2.58 ; Fox's 
Martyrs, ii. 218 ; letter to, ii, 
263, 265 ; on Genealog-ies, ii, 
270, 296 ; visit to Cambridge, 
ii. 312; letter, iii. 21; letter, 
iii. 47; MS., iii. 64; on Cot- 
toa Librarv, iii. 78; letter 
from, iii. ' 106, 129, 143, 

Weston, hung for death of 
Overbury, iii. 73. 

^Veston l'ark, Herts, iii. 51. 

VV'e3'mouth, accident at,iii. 101. 

Whalley (Mr.), i. 199. 

AVharton (Sir Georg-e), and 

Flamsteed, ii. 2(). 
Wharton (Heiiry), want of in- 

tegrity, iii. 18 ; Diary, iii. 

Wharton (John), ii. 285. 
Wharton (Lady), iii. 260. 
Wharton (Lord), acrostic on, 

i. 210. 
Wharton (Duke of),present by, 

ii. 161., iii. 19, 261. 
Wheat, dearness of, i. 156. 
Wheeler ('l'hos.), iii. 74, 75. 
Whichcott, i. 39, 

iii. 270. 
Whistler (Mr.), iii. 57. 
Whiston on llevelatioa, i. 109, 

ii. 280. 
White (Alderman), ii. 89. 
AVhite Family, iii. 228. 
VVliite (Mrs. Jenny), married, 

ii. 89. 
White (SirThos.), i. 28, 
Whitesido (Joha), ii. 39, 86, 

215, 235, 240, 245, iii. 2, 15, 

30, 40, 83 ; death and account 

of, iii. 32. 
White Waltham, i. 52. 
VVhitgift(Archbp.), on Brough- 

ton, ii. 35. 
Whitlock (Sir William), speech 

of, i. 281. 
Whitsuntide, why so called, ii. 

Whittynghani (Wm.), Psalms, 

ii. 181 ;: 
Whole Dutyof Man (the), i, 

18 ; author of, i. 122 ; author 

of, i. 113, iii, 62 ; another 

author, iii. 87. 
Wliorvvood Family, ii. 238. 
Whyte (Richard), of Basing- 

stoke's Hist. Angl., ii. 132 ; 

writings of, ii. 265. 
Wickham (Molly), iii, 103. 
VVickham (VVilliam of), ii. 30.5 ; 

anaiversary bell-ringing, iii. 




WiclifFe, NcwTestament, i.l49 ; 

Le\vis's life of, ii. 14'2 ; opin- 

ion on, iii. 31,37. 
Wicksey (^lr. ),non-election of, 

iii. 2, 3, 4 ; restored, iii. 29. 
Wigan (Dr. George), speech, 

ii. 239; account of, iii. 83, 

Wisr^ins (Sylvanus), account 

of,'^ i. 293. 
Wightman Castle, iii. 7. 
Wirde (Henry), learned tailor, 

ii. 1, 108. 
Wilde (Jacob de), Numismata 

ex 3Iuseo. i. 45. 
Wild (Jonathan), hung, ii. 

Wilkins (Dr. David), British, 

Saxon, and English Decrees, 

iii. 108. 
Willes (Mr.), a Constitutioner, 

married, ii. 89. 
William Rufus, ii. 204. 
William 111. (see also under 

Oraiige), i. 3, 24, 279, iii. 

147 ; murderous design by, i. 

51 ; and All Souls, i. 70, 71 ; 

his features, i. 127, 129; iii. 

147 ; his death, iii. 181. 
Williams ( Bp. GriiHth), letters, 

i. 143, iii. 27. 
Willianis (John Abp.), i. 160. 
Williamson (Sir Joseph), un- 

jcrateful, iii. 204. 
WiUiams' V'iews of Colleges, iii. 

Williamson (Col.), ii. 164. 
Willis ( lirowne), i. 38, iii. 80; 

characterof, i. 74; election of, 

i. 75 ; letter from Heame, i. 

275, 278; letter to, i. 286; 

letter from, ii. 1 ; on Mitred 

Abbats, ii. 99 ; Godwin :MSS., 

ii. 109 ; his generosity, ii. 

240, 241 ; on Peck, ii. 266 ; 

visit of, iii. 17 ; his estate, 

6i,c., iii. 43 ; letter to, iii. 

174, 188. 
WiUoughby (C), i. 55. 

Willoughby (Lord), voyage, 
iii. 66. 

W'ills (Dr.), ii. 283. 

Willyot ( John), i. 256. 

Wilmington (Lord), sale, iii. 

Wilmot (Lady), her skull, i. 
135 ; verses on, i. 136. 

Wilson (Dr. Thomas), opinion 
on, ii. 170, o02, iii. 264. 

Wilson (Mr., son of Dr.), ac- 
count of, ii. 302. 

W^iuchester (Walter, Bp. of), 
iii. 265. 

W'indsore (Miles),i. 98,iii.ll7. 

Windus (Mr.), i. 2.59. 

Winken de Word, ii. 98 ; Fes- 
tival, ii. 183. 

Winter,severe,ii. 31,56; warm, 
ii. 125. 

Wise (Francis), ridicules 
Heame, ii. 164, 259 ; non- 
election, iii. 39. 

Witches, relations of, i. 66. 

Wolsey (Cardinal), i. 310; 
Orders forthe King's House- 
hold, i. 244 ; his papers, ii. 
95 ; satire on, ii. 118 ; Fidde's 
Life of, ii. 133. 

Wolvercote, ii. 64 ; church and 
mill, ii. 84. 

Wood (Anthony), iii. 20, 165, 
258 ; his papers, i. 9 ; creed, 
i. 10, 15 ; cast of his head, 
i. 43, 98 ; his diligence, i. 104, 
122, 127, 205, 264, 299 ; bal- 
lads, li. 59; anecdote, ii. 109; 
physicked in joke, ii. 152 ; 
anecdote, ii. 270 ; his shyness, 
ii. 315, ; digs his own grave, 
iii. 49 ; portrait, papers, &c., 
iii. 50 ; ill-will towards, iii. 
54 ; anecdote, iii. 70 ; speech 
of, iii. 76, 115 ; too severe, 
iii. 141 ; life, iii. 268. 

W^ood (Dr.), of New CoU. i. 15, 

Wood (Nicholas), a greateater, 
ii. 116. 



Wood (Robert),on Ant. AVooil, 

iii. 50. 
\\'ood (Thos.), iii. S-t. 
\\ oodcliester, Roman pavement 

at, i. '226. 
Woodford (Dr.), iii. 82. 
Woodliead (Abr.), i. b^l ; Dis- 

courses, i. 8'i; works, i. 12'2; 

letter on, iii. &!, 88 ; character, 

letters, tkc, iii. Vli. 
VVoodman (James), ii. 200. 
\\ oodrof (Dr.), pretended do- 

nation by, ii. 27K 
VVoodward, a bookseller, iii. 

Wodestoke (Thomas de), iii. 

Woodstock, i. 111, 280; badly 

built, i. 49, 90, 93; (old) ac- 

count of, i. 102, visit to, ii. 47; 

(old), ii. 67; visit to, ii. 95; 

great foot-race, ii. 112. 
VVoodward (Dr.), iii. 3; cha- 

racter of, i. 127 ; his shield, i. 

128, 130, 230, 26'2, ii. 290, iii. 

20; Catalogue, iii. 14 ; fossils 

bought, iii. 18. 
\\'oodward, a bookseller, iii. 

Woollen (i\Ir.), iii. 3. 
Worcestcr (Bp. of), see Wm. 

Wortley (Elenor), iii. 261. 
Wotton, i. 6; opinion on, i. 38. 
V\ otton (Sir Henry ), iii. 238. 
VV ren (Bp.), his collections, iii. 

VVren (Sir Christopher), ii. .39, 

245 ; IVIS. of, i. 27.3 ; renioved, 

ii. 6\i ; liis leariiin<i:, ii. 210. 
\\ rexham Church, iii. 181. 
V\ rij^ht (Counsellor), ii. 149. 
AVright (William), a painter, 

death and account of, ii. 17. 
Wyat (Sir Thomas), epitaj)h 

on, ii. 73. 
Wyatt(Dr.),i. 114. 
W ych (or Lichfield), Clement, 

iii. 80. 
Wylde (Mr.), iii. 49. 
Wynne (Dr. Hui^h), death and 

account of, ii. 113. 
\Vynne (Jolm), Abridgment 

of Locke, iii. 162. 

Xiphilin's Epit. of Dio.ji. 138. 

Yard of Land, iii. 130. 

Yarnton, ii. 66. 

Yate (Mr.), iii. 134. 

York, badcyes of the Duke, ii. 

28; letter from tlie Duke, iii. 

30 ; Hist. of, lii. 47. 
Yorkshire, dang-er in travelling 

in, iii. 84. 
Young (Patrick), letter of, i. 

78, 200. 
Young (Sir Patrick), i. 200. 

Zarah (Queen), Duchess of 
Marlboro' nicknamed, i. 81. 

Zinzan (.Alr.), iii. 86. 

Zouclie (Dr. Richard), MS. ii. 


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