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INTO VNIVERSAL NATVRE, SCIENCE, AND ART,
THIS HISTORY

OF THE MINVTE FRAGMENTS OF TIME,
THE FVTURE RIVALS OF IT,

FABRICATED IN BRASS, SILVER, GOLD,
AMONG THE ROMANS, SAXONS, AND ENGLISH;
THE FIRST OF WHOM SOUGHT THE ADVANTAGE
OF GERMAN ALLIANCES,

THE SECOND OF THEIR LAWS,

AND TO WHOM THE THIRD NOW OWE
THEIR BEST OF KINGS;

IS PRESENTED,

AS A MONVMENT OF HIS DVTY AND GRATITVDE,
BY THEIR MOST OBLIGED AND OBEDIENT SERVANT,
W. BOWYER *.

In the same year Mr. Bowyer completed the first and second Volumes of Lord Lyttelton's "History of the Life and Reign of King Henry the Second," 4to; which had been at least ten years in the press.

"Remains of Japhet; being Historical Enquiries into the Affinity and Origin of the European Lan

had occasion to mention was the Chichester Inscription, found in the county where Mr. Clarke was preferred. He produced it as a proof that Cogidubnus, King of the Regni, was made a Citizen of Rome, if not Claudius's Lieutenant in Britain; from which time it was a Roman province, and governed, as all the provinces were, by the Laws of their Conquerors. The late Dr. Ward made some objections to the alleged antiquity of this inscription, from the mention in it of DOMUS DIVINA, which he thinks was a piece of adulation not used till aftertimes. See Horseley's Brit. Rom. p. 338. Mr. Clarke could not bear to see the authority of his favourite inscription taken out of his hands, and removed the objection, in his Connexion, &c. p. 187. Here I should have taken notice of another circumstance, which was owing to Mr. Chishull's. sagacity in supplying one of the Lacuna with greater accuracy than it had been before, by Roger Gale, esq. who read COLLEGIUM FABRORVM et qui meo a sacris sunt, or honorati sunt, for which Mr. Chishull read et qui in eo sodales sunt, as I got it engraved for the Welsh Laws. This by the way."

*This Inscription Mr. Bowyer had intended to accompany with a motto; which he omitted in consequence of the following hint: "The most proper motto I should think for many reasons to be none at all. These researches into Nature have nothing to do with the subject of the Book. Virgil's Tibi res antiquæ laudis, et artis,' has some relation to them, but more to the Antiquarian Society." MS Letter from Mr. Markland.

† Of which see more particulars under the year 1771.

✰ Preface to the Laws of Howell Dda,, p. xvi. VOL. III. E

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guages, by James Parsons, M. D. Member of the College of Physicians, and Fellow of the Royal and Antiquary Societies of London;" the last publication of an old and esteemed Friend, for whom Mr. Bowyer had a very high regard, and to whose memory I am happy to inscribe a Biographical Memoir, related on his own authority, and that of his Friends and Family *.

A second Edition of the Third Volume of "The Roman History, from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonweath. By Nathanael Hooke. Illustrated with Maps and other Plates."

The seventh, eighth, and ninth Volumes of the same excellent Work, in 8vo.

"The Naturalists' Journal," by the Hon. Daines Barrington, 4to.

Edge-Hill, a Poem," by Mr. Jago, 4to.

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* See Memoirs of Dr. Parsons in vol. V. p. 472.

+"This Volume, which contains Mr. Hooke's Roman History' to the end of the Gallic Wars, was [first] printed under the Author's inspection before his last illness." See vol. II. p. 606. Richard Jago, descended from a family of Cornish extraction, was the son of the Rev. Richard Jago, rector of Beaudesert in Warwickshire. He married Margaret, the daughter of William Parker, gent. of Henley in Arden, 1711, by whom he had several children. Richard, the third son, was born Oct. 1, 1715. He received a good classical education under the Rev. Mr. Crumpton, an excellent country school-master, at Solihull in Warwickshire; where he formed an acquaintance with several gentlemen who were his schoolfellows; among others with William Shenstone, esq. with whom he corresponded on the most friendly terms during life. From school he was entered of University college, Oxford; where he took his degree of M. A. July 9, 1739; having taken orders the year before, and served the curacy of Snitterfield, near Stratford-upon-Avon. In 1744, he married Dorothea-Susannah Fancourt, a daughter of the Rev. John Fancourt, rector of Kimcote; and for several years after his marriage resided at Harbury, to which vicarage he was instituted in 1746. At a small distance lay Chesterton, given him much about the same time, by Lord Willoughby de Broke; the two together amounting to about 100l. a year. Before his removal from that place, he had the misfortune to lose his amiable companion, who died in 1751. In 1754, Lord Clare, afterward Earl Nugent, who had a great regard for him, by his interest with Dr. Madox, bishop of Worcester, procured him the vicacarage of Snitterfield near Warwick, where he had formerly been

curate,

"Partridge-shooting, an Eclogue," by Francis Fawkes*, M. A. 4to.

curate, worth about 1401, a year; whither he removed, and where he resided for the remainder of his life. In 1759, he married a second wife, Margaret, the daughter of James Underwood, esq. of Rudgely in Staffordshire, who survived him. Mr. Jago was presented, in 1771, by Lord Willoughby de Broke, to the rectory of Kimcote, then worth near 300l. a year, and resigned the vicarage of Harbury. During the latter part of his life, as the infirmities of age came upon him, he seldom went from home. He amused himself at his leisure in improving the rectory-house, and ornamenting his grounds, which were agreeably situated, and had many natural beauties. Mr. Jago, in his person, was about the middle stature; in his manner, like most people of sensibility, he appeared reserved amongst strangers; amongst his friends he was free and easy; and his conversation sprightly and entertaining. In domestic life, he was the affectionate husband, the tender parent, the kind master, the hospitable neighbour, and sincere friend; and, both by his doctrine and example, a faithful minister of the parish over which he presided. After a short illness, he died May 8, 1781, aged 65; and was buried, according to his desire, in a vault which he had made for his family in Snitterfield church. He had children only by his first wife; three sons, who died before him, and four daughters. On a flat stone in Snitterfield church, in the nave, is this inscription: "To the memory of the Rev. RICHARD JAGO, A. M.

Rector of Kimcote in Leicestershire,

and Vicar of this place upwards of 20 years.
He departed this life May 8, 1781, aged 65.”

Mr. Jago was the author of several Poems in "Dodsley's Collection ;" and of "The Blackbirds," a beautiful elegy in "The Adventurer," respectfully noticed by Dr. Johnson, in his Life of Mr. West. His separate publications are, "A Sermon on the Cause of Impenitence, 1755," 8vo; "Edge-Hill, a Poem, 1767,” 4to (for which he obtained a large subscription); "Labour and Genius, or the Mill-stream and the Cascade, 1769," 4to; "Poems Moral and Descriptive; prepared for the Press, and compared by the Author before his Death. To which is added, some Account of the Life and Writings of Mr. Jago, 1784," 8vo.

*This ingenious Poet, a native of Yorkshire, had his school education at Leeds, under the care of the Rev. Mr. Cookson, vicar of that parish, from whence he was transplanted to Jesus College, Cambridge, where he took the degrees in Arts. Entering early into holy orders, he settled first at Bramham in Yorkshire, near the elegant seat of that name (Mr. Lane's), which he celebrated in verse, in 1745, in a quarto pamphlet, anonymous. His first poetical publications were, Gawen Douglas's Description of May and Winter modernized." Removing afterwards to the curacy of Croydon in Surrey, he recommended himself to the notice of Archbishop Herring, then resident there

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"Critica Hebræa, or, a Hebrew-English Dictionary without Points, in which the several Derivatives are reduced to their original Roots, their specific Significations from thence illustrated, and exemplified by Passages cited at length from Scripture, the several Versions of which are occasionally corrected. The whole supplying the Place of a Commentary on the Words and more difficult Passages in the Sacred Writings. By Julius Bate *, M. A. Rector of Sutton in Sussex," 4to.

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on account of his health, to whom (besides other pieces) he addressed an Ode on his recovery, in 1754, printed in Mr. Dodsley's Collection. In consequence, his Grace collated him, in 1755, to the vicarage of Orpington with St. Mary Cray, in Kent; and Mr. Fawkes lamented his Patron's death, in 1757, in a pathetic Elegy styled Aurelius, first printed with his Grace's "Seven Sermons,” in 1763. He married about the same time Miss Purrier of Leeds. In April 1774, by the late Dr. Plumptre's favour, he exchanged his vicarage for the rectory of Hayes. He was also one of the chaplains to the Princess Dowager of Wales. He published a volume of Poems by subscription, in Svo, 1761; the "Poetical Calendar, 1763," and "Poetical Magazine, 1764," in conjunction with Mr. Woty; "Partridge shooting, an Eelogue, to the Honourable Charles Yorke, 1767," 4to; and a Family Bible," with Notes, a compilation, which was printed in 60 weekly Numbers, 4to, of which the first appeared July 25, 1761. But his great strength lay in translation. in which, since Pope, few have equalled him. Witness his fragments of Menander (in his Poems); his "Works of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus, and Musaus, 12mo, 1760; his "Idylliums of Theocritus," by subscription, Svo, 1767; and his "Argonautics of Apollonius Rhodius," by subscription also (a posthumous publication, completed by the Rev. Henry Meen, B. D. some time fellow of Emanuel College, Cambridge, now rector of St. Nicholas Coleabbey, London), 8vo, 1780. Mr. Fawkes died August 26, 1777.-Mr. Meen, in the Preface to Apollonius Rhodius, speaks too modestly of his own share in the work; having written all the notes, and some of the translations. He is also the translator of "Coluthus Lycopolitus" in Dr. Anderson's edition of "Translations;" in which G stood for Coadjutor, who was Mr. Meen; who has since also distinguished himself by "Remarks on the Cassandra of Lycophron, 1802," Svo.

* This respectable Divine, well known to the learned world for his many excellent Tracts in explanation and defence of the Hebrew Scriptures, was a younger son of the Rev. Richard Bate by Elizabeth Stanhope, daughter of the Rev. Michael Stanhope; whose memories the son has thus preserved in Chilham church "RICHARD BATE, M. A.

Vicar of Chilham, and Rector of Warehorn,

"Tracts and Tables in several Arts and Sciences, by Mr. Ferguson," the celebrated Astronomer, 8vo.

died March 4, 1736, aged 63;
in well-grounded hopes of a joyful resurrection
(through the merits of Christ)

the last great day.
Whose character
let that day shew..
He had issue by

f the Rev. Mich. Stanhope and
Catherine Musgrave

Elizabeth, daughter of {'
(besides Richard, Charles, and Susan, who died young),
James
Deptford;

John Rectors of Warehorn, his successor;
Sutton, in Sussex;

Julius

Catharine ‡, married to Richard, son of the Hon. Col. Toplady;

Elizabeth;

Richard Officers ( Army died at Carthagena;

Elias in the Navy died Captain of the Mermaid;
Edward died a Captain in the Land service;

Mary married to Capt. Lloyd of the Royal Dragoons; Charles Commissary of Marines in the last war for this county."

On another stone is the following inscription:

"Here rests all that was mortal of
Mrs. ELIZABETH BATE,

relict of the Reverend Richard Bate,

a woman of unaffected piety

and exemplary virtue,

in the constant discharge of her duty towards God,
and in the several relations of

a daughter, a wife, and a mother,
few equalled,
none surpassed her.

She was honourably descended; and, by means of her alliance to the illustrious family of Stanhope,

she had the merit to obtain for her husband and children twelve several employments in Church and State.

She died June the 9th, 1751,
in the 75th year of her age.

In Matris memoriam meritò dilectæ hoc marmor poni curavit fil, nat. min. præ cæteris immeritò dilectus."

Julius Bate was born about the year 1711; and matriculated at St. John's college, Cambridge; B.A. 1730; M. A. 1742. He was an intimate friend of the celebrated Hutchinson (as we learn

Captain Toplady was buried (in the same grave) May 16, 1770.

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