clarissimo Richardo Mead, M.D. Correctly printed from the Original, published by the Author at Verona, 1530; with a curious print of the Author, engraved by Vertue;" 4to. This is a very handsome volume; and a very few copies of it are on large paper. . In this year was advertized, as then actually in the press, “ Archbishop Parker de Antiquitate Ecclesiæ Britannicæ, et Privilegiis Ecclesiæ Cantuariensis, cum Archiepiscopis ejusdem LXX. folio; according to the Proposals lately published by Mr. Drake. This work is pretty far advanced, not only the Antiquities, but several of the Lives of the Archbishops being printed off, and two thirds of the Subscription full. Subscriptions are taken in by W. Bowyer, printer, in White Fryars, London.*

The third edition of Dr. Mangey's “ Remarks upon Nazarenus;" Svo.

“ The Bishop of Chester's * Case, with relation to the Wardenship of Manchester; in which is shewn

* Dr. Gastrell, bishop of Chester (of whom some account has been given in p. 138), was at this time engaged in a very remarkable contest with the archbishop of Canterbury, about the degrees granted in virtue of his metropolitical power. The preæntation to the place of Warden of the Collegiate Church of Manchester in Lancashire falling to the Crown, George 1. nominated to it Mr. Samuel Peploe, vicar of Preston in the same county; But that gentleman, being then only M. A. found himself obliged, by the charter of the College, to take the degree of B. D. as a necessary qualification to hold the Wardenship. To that end, having been bred at Oxford, where he had taken his former degrees, he went thither in order to obtain this; and had actually prepared the best part of his exercise for that purpose, when he was called to Lambeth, and there created B. D. by the Archbishop, who thought the University ought, in respect to the Royal nomination, to dispense with the usual exercise. With this title he applied to Bishop Gastrell, in whose diocese the church of Manchester lies, for institution. But the Bishop, being persuaded that his degree was not a sufficient qualification in this case, refused to admit him; and observed to him, that, being in all respects qualified to take his degree regularly in the University, he might proceed that way without any danger of being denied ; that, however, if he desired any favour usually indulged to other persons, he would endeavour to obtain it for him, and did not doubt but the University would grant it. On

the other hand, Mr. Peploe insisted on his qualification by the · Archbishop, and had recourse to the Court of King's Bench,


that no other Degrees but such as are taken in the University can be deemed legal Qualifications for any Ecclesiastical Preferment in England.”

"A Discourse concerning the Plague, with some Preservatives against it; by a Lover of Mankind."

“ A Speech to the Clergy of the Diocese of Rochester, at the Archidiaconal Visitation begun on Wednesday, May 31, 1721; by the Hon. Henry Brydges *, D. D. Archdeacon of Rochester."

where sentence was given in his favour. Hereupon Bishop Gastrell, in his own vindication, published the above-noticed " Case;" for which (as has before been stated) he received the salern thanks of the University of Oxford. It is a little singular, that Dr. Peploe was his successor in the see of Chester.--Bishop Gastrell's “ Case,” having been reprinted both at Oxford and Cambridge, and very extensively circulated, produced “Considerations on a Pamphlet lately industriously dispersed, intituled The Bishop of Chester's Case; proving that it is injurious, 1. to the Prerogative Royal of the Imperial Crown of England; 2. to the Prerogatives, Powers, and Privileges, of the Archbishops of Canterbury; and, 3. to the legal Rights, Privileges, and Liberties, of the reverend Presbyters of the Church of England; wherein it is plainly proved, that the Universities have not the sole Power of granting Degrees.”

* Second son of James lord Chandos, and brother to the first duke of that name. He was armitted on the foundation of Westminster school in 1689; and elected to Christ Church, Oxford, 1691 ; · M. A. there 1698; B. and D.I). 1711; held the two rectories of Adlestroy and Broadwell in Gloucestershire (to both of which he was presented by Theophilus Leigh, esq. who had married Mary eldest daughter of James lord Chandos of Sudley), from 1699 to 1717; and was proctor for that diocese in Convocation in 1705. In the Convocation which met April 9, 1713, Dr. Atterbury, the then Prolocutor, with the unanimous consent of the Lower House, chose his old schoolfellow Dr. Brydges to be Vice-prolocutor during his attendance on the Queen that month as chaplain in ordinary, and on other extraordinary occasions. Dr. Brydges resigned his chaplainship to the King in December 1718; a circumstance which seems to have not been displeasing to Bishop Atterbury, by whom he was made Archdeacon and prebendary of Rochester in 1720. He was also appointed prebendary of Reculverland, in St. Paul's, London, on the death of Dr. Brabant, April 27, 1722; elected visitor of Baliol college, Oxford, June 17, 1723; and in 17... presented by Mr. Drake to the rectory of Agmondesham, Bucks. In a letter to Bishop Atterbury, from his daughter, Mrs. Morice, dated May 2, 1728, she says, “ I can give no good answer to your enquiries after good Dr. Brydges. He went some

“A Letter (written by Dr. Fiddes) in Answer to one from a Freethinker, occasioned by the late Duke of Buckinghamshire's Epitaph; wherein cer. tain Passages of it that have been thought excep

time ago to Bath ; but I hear he is much worse than he was ; and the account of his death is daily expected. He has lived long enough to be mortified at the loss of his particular patron and friend, who is just gone before him ; for on Thursday last died at Bath Mr. Drake of Amersham, at whose death Mr. Morice is greatly troubled; and as he was formerly very well known to you, so we are sensible you will also be concerned at it.” Dr. Brydges died on the 9th of the same month, in the 54th year of his age; and was buried on the 18th at Whitchurch, Middlesex, in the anti-chamber of the spacious vault on the North side of that church, erected for the Chandos family. The arms on his tomb are, Argent, on a cross Sable, a leopard's face Or, Brydges ; impaling, a cross with a tressure of half fleur-de-lis between four mullets pierced, Atkyns. “ In him sincere piety concurred with noble extraction to render the garment of holiness honourable. His demeanour was cheerful and humble, his manner sweet and unblameable, and his faith lively, firm, and orthodox.' Goodnature, compassion, generosity, and charity, were visible in the whole course of his life and behaviour. He was a tender husband, an indulgent father, an affectionate brother, and a kind friend. He lived universally beloved, and died sincerely lamented *.”-Besides the “ Speech” above noticed, in which, as might be expected, are encomiums on his Right Reverend Patron, Dr. Brydges published three single Sermons; 1.“ Before the Levant Company, 1701 ;" 2. “ Before the Queen, on Monday Jan. 31, 1709-9;" 3. On the same Anniversary, before the House of Commons, 171.. He left two sons and several daughters, by his wife Annabella, grand-daughter of Sir Robert Atkins, lord chief baron of the Exchequer. The eldest of the daughters married Jan. 30, 1729-30,* to Sir Robert Walters, who died without issue by her Nov. 10, 1731. The second married to William Inwood, esq. of Stanmore, Middlesex. Mary married William Dean, esq. of Wilcott, Oxon. in August 1739.-In the Antichamber at Whitchurch are also deposited the remains of James Brydges, an infant son of the Hon. Dr. Brydges, buried June 28, 1722; Cassandra his daughter, March 18, 1740; the Honourable Annabella Brydges, his widow, æt. 84, 176..; and James Brydges, esq. their son, July 21, 1789 7.-In the General Evening Post, July 16, 1789, was this paragraph: “ By the death of James Brydges, esq. son of the Rev. Dr. Henry Brydges, and grandson of the earl of Carnarvon, nephew to the great duke of Chandos, and cousin to the present, the earldom becomes extinct."

* Boyer's Political State, vol. XXXV. p. 515.
+ Lysons, Environs of London, vol. III. pp. 411, 415.


tionable are vindicated, and the Doctrine of the Soul's Immortality asserted. To which is prefixed a true Copy of the Epitaph, never before printed, and a Version agreeable to the Explication given of it in the Answer. With an Introduction, containing Extracts of two Letters relating to the Conduct of that noble Lord.”

“ The Doctrine of a future State,' and that of the Soul's Immortality, asserted, and distinctly proved; in a second Letter to a Freethinker, occasioned by the late Duke of Buckinghamshire's Epitaph. By Richard Fiddes, D. D. Rector of Halsham, &c."

A fourth edition of .Astro-Theology; or, a Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God, from a Survey of the Heavens. By W. Derham, Canon of Windsor, Rector of Upminster, and F.R.S."

“ An Account of the Life and Conversation of the reverend and worthy Mr. Isaac Milles *, late Rector of Highcleer in Hampshire. Together with the Sermon that was preached in the Parish Church of Highcleer, at his Interment, on Saturday the gth Day of July, 1720."

“A Letter of Thanks to the Right Honourable the Earl of Nottingham, for his late excellent Defence of the Christian Faith ; with some Observations on the late Attempts to corrupt the Christian Worship.” [By Dr. Manningham p, Bishop of Chichester.]

* M. A. formerly of St. John's college, Cambridge.

+ Thomas Manningham, son of Nicholas Manningham rector of Mychelmersh, Hants, living about 1650, was educated at Wine chester, whence he was elected probationer fellow of New cole lege Oxford, in 1669; M. A. there Jan. 15, 1676-7. Taking orders, he became a popular preacher, and was appointed tutor to Sir John Robinson, bart, son of Sir John Robinson, lieutenant of the Tower. Soon after, about 1680, “ by the divine provia dence of God, and the free unconditional generosity of that noble and loyal patriot Sir John Norton, he was comfortably placed in an agreeable station in the Church," the rectory of East Tysted, Hants; where being settled, “ he was passionately desirous to colleet himself, to be known by few, and to be enried


6 Whereas the Works of the learned Mr. John Selden are intended shortly to be put to the press,

by none." In 1684, having preached once or twice before King Charles II. and the Court, he was so much approved of, that the King nominated him to a prebend of Winchester, then vacant; but, it proving to be in the gift of the Lord Keeper, Charles Fox, of Christ Church, had interest enough to obtain it. In November 1694 he was appointed Preacher at the Rolls, in the room of Dr. Gilbert Burnet, who had been removed thence for some expressions delivered in a sermon at the Rolls chapel on the 5th of that month, and for his attachment in 1663 to William Lord Russell both before and after his trial. Mr. Manningham was afterwards lecturer at the Temple; D.D. by a' Lambeth diploma; and, Sept. 8, 1691 (being at that time chaplain to King William and Queen Mary), succeeded Bishop More in the rectory of St. Andrew's, Holborn. He was installed a canon of Windsor, Jan. 26, 1692; dean of that church, and register of the most noble order of the Garter, Feb. 26, 1708-9. We are told by Archdeacon Cobden, that Queen Anne paid such regard to her chaplains, that in public she heard them with great attention, and in her private apartments always favoured them with her presence. In proof of which, there goes this remarkable story: When she was confined with illness to her chamber, the ladies attending desired that prayers might be read in another room. Dr. Manningham, then in waiting, replied in his peculiar style, “ that he did not chuse to whistle the prayers of the church through a kev-hole." The answer was something jocular ; but reason and decency justified his refusa). He was then admitted into the presence-room; nor did this debar him from obtaining a mitre; for he was soon after consecrated bishop of Chichester, Nov. 10, 1709; but continued to hold St. Andrew's till April 1713. In 1714, he lost his wife, who was buried in his cathedral, with the following epitaph: “ Here lyeth the body of Elizabeth Manningham, wife to Dr. Tho. Manningham, bishop of Chichester, who died Jan. the 11th, 1714, aged 57. She was comely in her person, meek in her temper, most humble in her behaviour, prudent in all her actions, and pious through her whole life. She had a mind improved by a good share of useful learning, but that appeared only in her judgment. She never took one step into the vanities of the world; but, having been blessed with a most serious education, after she was married, she employed her time chiefly in the duties of her family, and in the exercises of her constant devotion, and in giving her children their first instructions in Religion. Her pious soul now' rests in peace and joy, waiting for the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ."-Dr. Manningham was one of the bishops who signed the Declaration put out by their Lordships, in 1715, against the then unnatural rebellion, He died at his house in Greville-street, Holbourn (at that time a fashionable residence),. Aug. 25, 1722; and was buried in


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