of Durham. The copies will be delivered to Subscribers at Mr. Bowyer's, a printer, in White

He teok the degree of D.D. in July 1696 ; and July 28, 1704, having resigned Gateshead, was presented by the bishop to the sectory of his own parisi, Bishop's-Weremouth; when he repaired and altered his prebendal house at the cost of 2001. and expended 2001. in repairs of the chancel at Weremouth. He rebuilt the parsonage-house at no less cost than 6001. receiving of Dr. Grey's executors for dilapidations not above 100l. ; and in his asserting and recovering the rights of that church he expended 6001. notwithstanding which he died rich; and left a considerable estate to his eldest son George. He had 45001. portion with his wife, and got 11001. for the colliery of Prior Close, part of the corps land of his prebend, of which he let a lease; and in personal and real estate he died possessed of upwards of 15,0001. He was a man of abilities and learning, and particularly versed in Northern literature, and in antiquities. He died July 30, 1715, at Cambridge, where he had been for some time, in order to finish bis edition of Bede; and was buried in St. John's college chapel, where a monument was erected for him, with the following inscription, written by his learned friend Mr. Thomas Baker, then fellow of that college:

“M. S.
Lowtheriæ in agro Westmariensi nati;

qui juvenis
in hoc celeberrimum Collegium cooptatus est;
ubi bonis moribus informatus, et ingenuis artibus

eruditus, ejusdem Collegii decus
totiusque Ecclesiæ ornamentum evasit:

mira facilitas morum et elegantia, comitati
adjuncta semper gravitas, animi candor et modestia

ornatum ;
ingenii fecunditas, acumen judicii, memoriæ vigor,
in re literariâ promovendâ fatalis industria

in adversis rebus animi magnitudo, in secundis
continentia, in Deum denique suosque singularis pietas

optimum, fuisse demonstrârunt. Ob hæc merita, quibus honoratissimi et reverendi admodum episcopi

gratiam sibi conciliavit, in numerum canonicorum
Dunelmensium prius adscitus, dein in ecclesiam

Weremuthæ Ep'i parochialem promotus est.
Hisce sacerdotiis honestis auctus, ea non minus dignè,

quàm ipsa illum, exornavit. Antiqua ecclesiæ jura et privilegia nemo fortius defendit. Eloquentiam cum theologiâ, omnesque

bonas artes cum sacris literis adeo conjunxit; ut orator copiosus, philologus eximius, theologus

absolutus, meritò audiret. In historicis, Anglicis presertim, evolvendis fuit maximè assiduus; advertensque animum

qnod polita venerabilis BÆNA Operum Historicorurn desideraretur editio, id laboris

à nullo

Fryars *, and Mr. Crownfield's, Printer to the University of Cambridge f.

“ Proposals for printing by Subscription, the State Papers of the Right Hon. Sir Ralph Winwood, Knt. Secretary of State to King James I.; consisting of a large Collection of Treaties, Memorials, Instructions, Letters, and other Papers relating to State Affairs, during the Time of his Embassies at the Court of France the three last Years of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, and in Holland and Germany in the Reign of King James; together with several curious Papers relating to English and Foreign Affairs, whilst he was Secretary of State. The whole digested into an exact Order of Time from the Year 1600 to 1618, and published from his original Papers in the Custody of his Grace the Duke of Montagu, .and by his Directions, in Two Volumes Folio. By Edmond Sawyer, of Lincoln's

à nullo potius quàm à canonico Dunelm. BÆDE
SCe compresbytero et populari, subeundum duxit:
huic igitur muneri se accinxit ! sed, proh dolor!

dum non vulgari studio prælo insudaret;
morte in medio opere immaturâ præreptus est :
et intra sacram hujus collegii adem, cujus in gremio se
nutritum non sine piâ voluptate. sæpius jactavit,

humatus est.
Natus anno D'ni 1659,
obiit 30 Juli, 1715."

At the time of his death he was printing the above most correct edition of Bede's Works, the preparing of which cost him fourteen years' labour; which, according to his own directions, was published by his son George Smith, esq. some time of the Inner Temple (a Nonjuror, and said to be nominal bishop of Durham with that society), who afterwards lived at Burnhall near Durham (of whom see p. 170). He had also made some progress in writing the Antiquities of Durham ; for which undertaking, Bishop Nicolson observes, he was the most proper person. He furnished Mr. Gibson with the additions to the bishoprick of Durham, which are inserted by that prelate in the second edition of Camden's Britannia. See Hutchinson's Durham, vol. II. p. 198; from Grey's MS Notes.-Three single Sermons were published by him : 1. “ An Apology to Christians for the Gospel and its Ministers, 1709,” 4to; 2. Before the Sons of the Clergy at Newcastle, 1712,” 4to; 3. “ At the Consecration of a Chapel, 1712," Svo.

* This book was printed at Cambridge. † Daily Courant, Jan. 3, 1722.


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inn, Esq. Proposals are delivered, and Subscriptions taken in by Thomas Ward, Bookseller, Inner Temple-lane.

" Mr. Jonathan Richardson's Account of some Paintings, Statues, Bas Reliefs, Drawings, and Pictures, in Italy; printed for James Knapton *." : “A short Discourse concerning Pestilential Contagion, and the Methods to be used to prevent it. By Richard Mead, M. D. Fellow of the College of Physicians, and of the Royal Society. The Eighth Edition, with large Additions."

“A Sermon preached at the Consecration of Bp. Bowen, by David Wilkins, D. D. Archdeacon of Suffolk, and Prebendary of Canterbury;" 4to.

« Proposals for printing by Subscription, Joannis Seldeni, Jurisconsulti, Opera omnia tam edita quàm inedita, in Tribus Voluminibus. Collegit ac recensuit, Vitam Auctoris, Præfationes ac Indices adjecit David Wilkins, S.T.P. Canonicus Cantuariensis, reverendissimo in Christo Patri ac Domino Gulielmo Divinâ Providentiâ Archiepiscopo Cantuariensi, &c. à Domesticis Sacris et Biblioth."

“Decency and Order in Public Worship recommended, in Three Discourses preached in the Cathedral Church of Hereford; by Thomas Bisse, D.D. Chancellor of the said Church."

“A new Translation of Thomas à Kempis's Four Books of the Imitation of Christ; together with his Three Tabernacles of Poverty, Humility, and Pa. tience, not before in English; with a large Introduction, shewing the practical Method of the Four Books. By W. Willymottf, LL.D. Vice Provost

* * A very accomplished person; not that sort of animal, that flutters from tavern to playhouse, and back again, all his life made up with Wig and Cravat, without one dram of thought in his composition ; but a person made up with sound worth, brave, and generous ; and shews, by his purchasing Dampier's Voyages, he knows how to value a good copy." Dunton, p. 295.- Mr. Knapton continued business with great reputation till his death in 1736; and was succeeded by two of his brothers, John and Paul Knapton, both men of great eminence.

† B. A. of King's college, 1697; M. A. 1700; LL. D. 1707.


of King's College in Cambridge.” Dedicated to the Sufferers by the South Sea *.

Cole calls him Francis, the 2d son of Thomas Willymott, of Royston, co. Cambridge, and gives an account of him. He died June 7, 1737. As to the Translation of Thomas à Kempis, Cole says, “He published also a Translation of Thomas à Kempis with a dedication to Dr. Godolphin, provost of Eton, but as he had abused the fellows of that college in it, upon recollection he called it in, so that this curious dedication is rarely to be met with." He probably then substituted the one mentioned in the text.

* The following article appeared in the Postboy of June 10, 1721: “ Advertisement of William Willymott, doctor of laws, senior fellow of King's college in Cambridge, master of a private school at Isleworth, and one of the candiilates for the first master's place of St. Paul's school, vacant by the resignation of the Rev. Mr. Avscough: Whereas, in order to destroy the interest of the foresaid candidate with the Court of Assistants of the worshipful Company of Mercers, the electors of the said schoolmaster, a malicious report is spread among those gentlemen, that the above-mentioned candidate never took the oaths to the Government; that he is a Jacobite; and furthermore, that not long sipce he eloped from his school at Isleworth to pay a visit to the Pretender. All these heavy charges the Candidate avers upon the word, he can't say of a Priest, but of a Christian, to be utterly false ; and further adds, that he is not a little pleased that the Enemy who sowed these Tares should think his interest so considerable as, for want of other objections (to which he may be liable), to find it necessary to fly to a parcel of such vile untruths for the undermining of it."- Dr. Willymott published, for the Use of Schools, 1. “ The peculiar Use and Sig. nification of certain Words in the Latin Tongue; or, a Collec. tion of Observations, wherein the latent unobserved Sense of about 900 Latin Words is fully and distinctly explained." 2. " Particles exemplified in English Sentences, translated from the best Roman Authors.” 3. “ Larger Examples, fitted to Lilly's Grammar Rules.” 4. “ Shorter Examples, fitted to Lilly's Grammar Rules.” 5. “Three Plays of Terence, with English Notes.” 6. “ Select Stories of Ovid's Metamorphoses, with English Notes.” 7. “ Phædrus's Fables, with English Notes.” 8. “ Lilly's Grammar new construed, with an Explanation of each Rule.” 9. “ Castalio." 10. “ Nouns and Verbs.” 11. “ Corderius, with English Notes." He also published “ A Collection of Devotions for the Altar ; with a preparatory Confession of Faith, and the Necessity of such Confession;" 2 vols. 8vo. “ Lord Bacon's Essays; or, Counsels Moral and Civil : in Two Volumes, svo. The one translated from his Lordship's Latin Volume of that Work; the other, consisting of Twenty-seven Chapters (by way of Essay), translated from his Lordship's Treatise de Augmentis Scientiarum.

" Whereas

" Whereas Proposals were made in December last for printing the genuine Works of Justin Martyr, the Greek Text exactly according to Robert Stephens's edition, with the Version of Langus, corrected in innumerable places by the editor Mr. Styan Thirlby *, of Jesus college in Cambridge; together with select Notes of all the former Editors, &c. the whole, as mentioned in the Proposals, to consist of 120 sheets, printed with elegant new types, at 25s. in sheets a single book ; and those who subscribed for six books, to have a seventh gratis, which would reduce the price to il. 1s. 5d.; N.B. not any thing will be demanded for 8 sheets over and above the number, 120 sheets, proposed: This is therefore to acquaint the subscribers, and all other gentlemen that may have an inclination to take the advantage of subscribing, that the said book is entirely finished, and will be ready to be delivered on the 30th instant, by the undertaker Richard Sare, near Gray’s-inn Gate in Holborn po."

“ An Institute of the Laws of England; or, the Laws of England in their natural Order, according to common Use. Published for the Direction of young Beginners or Students in the Law, and of others that desire to have a general Knowledge in our Common and Statute Laws. In four Books. By Thomas Wood*, LL.D. and Barrister at Law. The Second Edition, with large Additions." folio.

“Whereas Proposals were some time since published for the printing, by Subscription, the State Papers of the right honourable Sir Ralph Winwood, knt. secretary of state to King James the First, from his original papers in the custody of his Grace the Duke of Montagu: The Publisher

* Of this ingenious and learned Critick, see the “ Essays and Illustrations," in vol. IV. NO X. † Postboy, July 28, 1722.

Of whom see some account in p. 50.
See p. 235.


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