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.“ Of Wisdom. Three Books, written originally in French, by the Sieur de Charron ; with an Account of the Author. Made English by George Stanhope, D.D. Dean of Canterbury, and Chaplain in ordinary to his Majesty. The second edition *, corrected;" 2 vols. 8vo.
1708. A second edition of the Third Volume of “ Dean Stanhope's Paraphrase and Comment upon the Epistles and Gospels, beginning with the first
7. “ The case of Sir Humphry Mackworth, and of the Mineadventurers, with respect to the irregular proceedings of several justices of the peace for the county of Glamorgan, and of their agents and dependents. Lond. 1705.” 4to, with a map of that part of Cardiganshire wherein are the mines belonging to the governor and company of the Mine-adventurers of England. "
8. "The case of Sir Humphry Mackworth, and the Mineadventurers, with respect to the extraordinary proceedings of the agents, servants, and dependents of the right honourable Sir Thomas Manners, bart. Lond. 1707,” 4to.
9.“ Some account of mines, &c." (the tract mentioned above in p. 19.)
10. “ A short State of the Case and Proceedings of the Company of Mine-adventurers; with an Abstract of the Defence of the Deputy Governors and Directors, justified by Vouchers. By Sir Humphry Mackworth, 1710;" 8vo,
11. “ The Book of Vouchers, to prove the Case and Defence of the Deputy Governors and Directors of the Company of Mine adventurers. By Sir Humphry Mackworth. Parts I. and II. 1710;” 8vo.
12. “ Waller's Mine-adventurer laid open;" with cuts, 1711. 13. A reply to the same. 1712.
14. A View of the Advantages arising to the Corporation and Company of the Mineral Manufactory at Neath, &c. 1722, 8vo.
15. “ A plan of the waste or common and adjoining freeholds in the upper parcel of the parish of Gwnnws in the manour of Mevenith, in the county of Cardigan, with the mines of Esgair y mwyn, situate on the said waste or common, dated by virtue of an order of the Court of Exchequer, taken the 11th of July, 1753. By Edward Eyre, surveyor."
* The first edition, published in 1697, was dedicated to the Earl of Dartmouth, to whom he had been tutor at Cambridge ; and to whose noble father he was indebted for the rectory of Lewisham. The Dean's gratitude is delicately expressed in the Dedication.
Sunday Sunday after Easter, and ending with the last Sunday after Trinity;" Svó.
1709. “ An English-Saxon Homily on the Birth-day of St. Gregory; anciently used in the English-Saxon Church; giving an Account of the Conversion of the English from Paganism to Christianity. Translated into modern English, with Notes, &c. by Elizabeth Elstob *." Svo.; dedicated to the Queen. This edition, which is beautifully printed, contains a copy of the Homily in the original Saxon, with the translation of Mrs. Elstob in an opposite column. : The Fourth Volume of “ Dean Stanhope's Paraphrase and Comment upon the Epistles and Gospels qf; beginning with the Feast of St. Andrew, and ending with Queen Anne's Inauguration ;" Svo.
« A Dialogue between Timothy and Philatheus ; in which the Principles and Projects of a late whimsical Book, entituled, · The Rights of the Christian Church *, &c.' are fairly stated, and answered in their Kind; and some Attempts made towards the Discovery of a new way of Reasoning, entirely unknown both to the Ancients and Moderns; written by a Layman . Vol. I. The Second Edition;" dedicated to the Grand Committee for Religion appointed by the Honourable House of Commons now assembled in Parliament.
66 A Sermon preached before the Honourable House of Commons, at the Church of St. Margaret, Westminster, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1709; being the Day of Thanksgiving for the signal and glorious
* See the reference in p. 17.
+ This valuable Paraphrase was published in three different portions. A second edition of two of the volumes has been noticed in p. 19; of a third, p. 21.
| By Matthew Tindal; first published in 1706.
Ś William Oldisworth, well known as a political writer, Oldisworth's Dialogue is alluded to, with pleasant humour, in Pope's Journey to Oxford.
Victory obtained near Mons, and for the other great Successes of her Majesty's Arms this last Year, under the Command of the Duke of Marlborough. By Samuel Clarke, D. D. rector of St. James's, Westminster, and Chaplain in Ordinary to her Majesty ;" 8vo.
1710. « An Essay on Human Actions. By Joseph Keble *, Esq.;" 8vo.
* Son of a lawyer of eminence during Cromwell's usurpation, and born in London in 1632. He was sent to Jesus college, Oxford; thence shortly removed to All Souls, of which he was made fellow by the parliamentary visitors in 1648. He took the degree of LL. B. in 1654; and, settling at Gray's Inn, where he had been admitted a student, became a barrister about 1658. The following year he went to Paris. After the Restoration, he attended the King's Bench bar with extraordinary assiduity, continuing there as long as the court sat, in all the Terins from 1661 to 1710; which is the more remarkable, since he was hardly ever known to be retained in any cause, or so much as to make a motion there. He died suddenly, under the gateway of Gray's Inn, in August 1710, just as he was going to take the air in a coach. He was a man of incredible industry, and published several books in his life-time; besides which, he left above 100 large folios, and more than 50 thick quartos, in MS. He employed all his time in writing; which faculty was so habitual to him, that he continually laboured with his pen, not only to report the law at the King's Bench, Westminster, but all the sermons at Gray's Inn chapel, both forenoon and afternoon, amounting to above 4000. This was the mole of the times when he was young; and there is a mechanism in some natures, which makes them fond of proceeding as they have set out. The first work he undertook for the publick was, making a new table, with many new references, to the Statute-book, in 1674. 2. “An Explanation of the Laws against Recusants, &c. abridged, 1631," Svo. 3. “ An Assistance to Justices of the Peace, for the easier Performance of their Duty, 1683," folio; licensed by all the judges. 4. “ Reports, taken at the King's Bench at Westminster, from the 12th to the 30th Year of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles II. 1685," 3 vols. folio. This work was also licensed by the judges; but, not being digested in the ordinary method of such collections, and having no table of references, it was not so well received as was expected; and the credit of it, being once sunk, could not be retrieved, though the table was added in 1696. 5. Two essays, in the form of separate pamphlets, one “ On Human Nature, or
.6 Papers relating to Dr. Bentley,' Master of Trinity College, Cambridge; with the Articles which the Fellows exhibited against him, and his Answer * ;" 8vo.
"The Life of Mr. Thomas Bettertont, the late eminent Tragedian ; wherein the Action and Utterance of the Stage, Bar, and Pulpit, are distinctly considered. With the Judgment of the late ingeniQus M. de St. Evremond upon the Italian and French Musick and Operas ; in a Letter to the Duke of Buckingham." To which is added, the Amorous Widow, or the Wanton Wife, a Comedy; written by Mr. Betterton; now first printed from the original Copy;” dedicated to Sir Richard Steele, [by Charles Gildon ;] 8vo,
the Creation of Mankind;" the other « On Human Actions." This article is abridged from a life of Mr. Keble which appeared in “ The Postboy," Sept. 19, 1719.
* See a copious list of the painphlets published on this occasion in Mr. Gough's “Anecdotes of British Topography, vol. I." p. 240.1
+ This celebrated actor, commonly called the English Roscius, died April 28, 1710, aged 75; and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
I Mr. Gildon was born at Gillingham in Dorsetshire, whither his father, who had been a member of Gray's Inn, and suffered much for his adherence to King Charles I. had retired. The son was educated at Douay, with a view to the Romish priesthood; but, on his return to England, got rid of his Popish principles. in 1693 he published " The Oracles of Reason," written by Charles Blount, esq. after that author's unhappy end, with a por:pous eulogium and a defence of self-murder. He was afterwards, however, as Dr. Leland observes (“View of Deistical Writings," vol. I. p. 43) « convinced of his error; of which he gave a remarkable proof, in a good book which he published in 1706, intituled, "The Deist's Manual ; or, a Rational Enquiry into the Christian Religion ;' the greatest part of which is taken up in vindicating the doctrines of the existence and attributes of God, his providence and government of the world, the immortality of the soul, and a future state." Having greatly injured his fortune by thoughtlessness and dissipation, he was obliged to consider on some method for retrieving it, or indeed rather for the means of subsistence; and he candidly owns, in his essays, that necessity (the general inducement) was his first motive for venturing to be an author; nor was it till he had arrived at his 32d year, that he made any attempt in the dramatie
Sir Humphry Mackworth's “ Short State," and « Book of Vouchers;" 8vo. (See p. 21.)
“ A Dialogue between Timothy and Philatheus, &c. Vol. II. containing a complete Answer to the remaining Chapters of the Rights of the Christian Church *;" 8vo.
Dr. King's the “Historical Account of the Heathen Gods and Heroes; necessary for the Understanding of the antient Poets; being an Improvement of
way; after which he produced four tragedies, one comedy, and two critiques in a dramatic form, none of which met with any great success, though they possessed some merit. In' criticizing the works of others, Mr. Gildon was rather severe ; and by passing a censure on “ The Rape of the Lock,”. excited the resentment of Pope, who thus immortalizes his rame;
“ Ah Dennis! Gildon ah! what ill-start'd rage
But wit with wit is barbarous civil war." Mr. Gildon died Jan. 14, 1723-4; and is said by Abel Boyer (in “ Political State,” vol. XXVII, p. 102.) to have been a person of great literature, but a mean genius; who, having attempted several kinds of writing, never gained much reputation in any. Among other treatises he wrote the “ English Art of Poetry,” which he had practised himself very unsuccessfully in his dramatic performances. He also wrote an English Grammar ; but what he seemed to build his chief hopes upon was his late Critical Commentary on the Duke of Buckingham's Essay on Poetry, which last piece was perused and highly approved by his Grace.
* In this volume, which is dedicated to Bp. Trelawny, the doctrine of passive obedience and non-resistance is impartially stated and proved, from Reason, Antiquity, and Scripture. The Revolution justified, and reconciled with that principle. The Republican scheme historically traced from its original, and thorouglily examined and confuted. The Author of the Rights' account of Episcopacy, of University-learning, of the toleration of parties, of morality, occasional conformity, ordination, with all 'his other material objections to the civil and ecclesiastical constitution, are fairly stated, and replied to.
† William King, LL.D. the celebrated civilian; of whom an account will be given under the year 1775.- Of his “ History of the Heathen Gods, composed for Schools," Dr. Johnson says, “The work is useful; but might have been produced without the powers of a King.”