whatever has been hitherto written by the Greek, Latin, French, and English Authors upon that Subject * ;” dedicated to the Rev. Dr. Knipe , prebendary of Westminster, and head of Westininster School , 8vo.

* * The subject of the Poetical History has exercised tlie pen of Clemens Alexandrinus, Lactantius, Minutius Felix, Arnobius, St. Austin, and the learned Bishops Fulgentius and Eustathius; and is useful, not only for the better knowledge of the Classicks and all other Polite Literature, but even of the Holy Scriptures themselves." Dr. KING.

+ « Though I have lost my natural parents," says Dr. King, « who were most indulgent to me, and the grave Busby, whose memory to me shall be for ever sacred ; yet, I thank God, I have a Master still remaining, to whom I may pay duty and acknowledgment for the benefits I have received by my education."- Dr. Knipe did not long survive this grateful acknowkedgment. He died at Hampstead, Aug. 6, 1711, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, where the following epitaph perpetuates his memory :

« Thomas Knipe, S.T.P.

hujusce Ecclesiæ Prebendarins,
in claustrorum parte huic marmori opposita

reliquias suas jacere voluit,

ubi uxorem Annam
cum quinque ex câdem liberis tumulaverat.
In Schola Regia Westmonasteriensi

per quinquaginta annos
promovendæ pietati bonisque literis elaboravit.
Per sedecim eidem archididascalus præfuit ;.

quam provinciam,
& egregiis doctrinæ subsidiis instructus,

& indefesså industrià usus,
& humanissimà suavitate conditus,

felicissimè administravit ;
& juvenes optimis disciplinis institutos

in utramque academiam emisit;
multos qui ecclesiæ & reipublicæ

ornamento jam sunt;
plures qui in eandem indies spem succrescunt.

His insuper laudibus
cæteras, quæ virum bonum commendant, virtutes,

sanctimoniam, liberalitatem,
comitatem, benevolentiam,

candorem, fidem,
& propensam in egenos benignitatem addiderat.
Firmam valetudinem provectamque ætatem

alienis omnino commodis impendit;
· donec ingruenti morbo paulatim cederet


“ A Sermon preached before the Queen, at St. James's Chapel, on Wednesday, March 15, 1709-10, being the Day appointed by Her Majesty for a general Fast and Humiliation to be observed in a most solemn Manner, for obtaining the Pardon of our Sins, and imploring God's Blessing and Assistance on the Arms of Her Majesty and her Allies engaged in the present War; and for restor- , ing and perpetuating Peace, &c. By Robert Moss, D.D. Chaplain in Ordinary to Her Majesty, and Preacher to the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn. Published by Her Majesty's special Command;" 8vo.

Noah's Dove; an Exhortation to Peace, set forth in a Sermon [on Isaiah xi. 13, 14.7 preached on the 7th of November 1710, a Thanksgiving-day, by Tho. Swift *, M. A. formerly chaplain to Sir

quo pertinacius tandem urgente,
pauperibus, discipulis, amicis, nepotibus, conjugi

desideratissimus obiit
go idûs Aug. anno Domini 1711, ætat. 73.

Marito charissimo
Alicia lectissima fæmina
secundis illi nuptiis conjuncta
hoc monumentum mæstissima posuit,

in eodem tumulo & suos aliquando cineres depositura." * First cousin to the Dean, and one year only senior to him. Mr. Thomas Swift was presented by Lord Somers, and probably at Sir William Temple's request, to a crown-living, Puttenham, near Guilford, in Surrey; which he held 60 years, and quitted but with life, in May 1752, in the S7th year of his age. Thomas preached a sermon in November 1710 (the same as is mentioned above), but it is not specified where it was preached; which he printed, and prefixed to it a dedication to Mr. Harley, chancellor of the Exchequer, afterwards Earl of Oxford. Mr. Deane Swift says, Thomas Swift was a man of learning and abilities; but unfortunately bred up, like his father and grandfather, with an abhorrence and contempt for all the Puritanical sectaries :" whence he seems to infer, that he neither had, nor could well have, the least hope of rising in the Church. This “ Parson cousin,” as the Dean calls him in a letter to Ben Tooke, Nov. 7, 1710, affected to be the author of the “ Tale of a Tub;” and when the Lord Treasurer Oxford wished to play u on his friend Jonathan, he would introduce him as Mr. Thomas Swift. And in the Journal 'to Stella, Nov., 1711, in allusion to the Sermon above-mentioned, Swift says, “ A book


William Temple, now rector of Puttenham in
I will open my mouth in Parables.

Psalm lxxviii. 2. Quo propiùs stes, te capiet magis. Hor.”, London; printed for Bernard Lintott, at the Cross Keys, between the Two Temple Gates, in Fleetstreet; and sold by A. Baldwin, in Warwick-lane. Price 3d." .

“ A Sermon preached before the Queen, in the Chapel Royal at St. James's, Nov. 7, 1710, being the Day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the Successes of this Campaign; and more particuJarly for those in Spain. By George Stanhope, D.D. Dean of Canterbury;" 8vo; and a new edition of “ Thomas à Kempis,” translated by that excellent Divine;" 8vo.

“ The Duty of being grieved for the Sins of others; briefly set forth in a Sermon preached at St. Martin's Church in Leicester, April 26, 1710, at the Visitation of the Reverend the Archdeacon of Leicester. By Edward Wells *, D. D. rector of Cottesbach, in Leicestershire; published at the Request of the Reverend Archideacon and Clergy;" Svo.

“ The Marrow of Prayer, contained in Two Words, for all Men, of all Ages, in all Cases, and

seller has reprinted, or new-titled, a Sermon of Tom Swift's, printed last year, and publishes an advertisement calling it Dr. Swift's Sermon.See Swift's Works, 1808, vol. XV. p. 174.

* Edward Wells was adınitted a scholar at Westminster in 1080; and thence elected to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1686 ; M. A. there June 1, 1693; B. and D. D. April 5, 1704. He was a tutor in his college, and among others had under his care the famous Browne Willis, who presented him to the rectory of Blechley in Bucks, where his nephew E. Wells was his curate. Dr. Wells obtained the rectory of Cottesbach in 1717; and died in August 1727. An accurate list of his publications, may be seen in the “ History of Leicestershire," vol. IV. p. 151, under the parish of Cottesbach. .


at all Times; proper to be given away, by such as are charitably inclined;" 8vo..

“ The Devout Christian's Companion; in Two Parts; the First being a complete Manual of Devotion; the other consisting of Practical Discourses upon the most fundamental Principles of the Christian Religion, for all the Sundays in the Year ; collected from the Works of Archbishops Tillotson and Sharp, Bishops Taylor, Sanderson, Beveridge, Stilling Heet, Ken, Patrick, Blackhall, Doctors Scott, Horneck, Stanhope, and other the most eminent Divines;" Svo.

“ Worcester Dumb Bells;" a satirical ballad; occasioned by the reception of Dr. Sacheverell in that City *.

“ The new Pretenders to Prophecy re-examined; and their Pretences shewn to be groundless and false; and Sir R. Bulkley and A. Whitro convicted of very foul Practices, in order to their carrying on this Imposture. By N. Spinckest, a Presbyter of the Church of England;" Svo.

“ A true and faithful Account of the last Distemper of Tom Whigg, Esq. who departed this Life on the 22d Day of September last, Anno Domini 1710. Together with a Relation of his frequent appearing since that Day, in Town and Country, to the great Disturbance of Her Majesty's peaceable Subjects.”

*“ The Bishop of Worcester (Lloyd) had ordered the clergy and churchwardens to take care that there should be no bells rung; but some of the mob, broke into one of the churches, and, finding the ropes taken away, began to knock with hammers on the bells.” Flying Post, July 20, 1710.-Two opposite pamphlets were published on this occasion : 1, “ The Worcester Triumph: or, a true Account of Dr. Sacheverell's Entrance and Reception in that City, on Friday, July the 14th, 1710. Being Part of a Letter, from a Gentleman in Worcester to a Friend in London, dated July the 15th, 1710." 2.“ An Answer to the Worcester Triumph; in which is a Specimen of the Veracity and Moderation of the Party." . t. Of whom see further under the year 1716.

" The

“ The Third and last Volume of a Dialogue between Timothy and Philatheus; which Volume is an Answer to the Preface of the Rights of the Church, and the Two Defences of the said Book. To which is added, A Vindication of Dr. William Tind. in Answer to the Misrepresentations of the Author of the Rights. The Country Parson's Answer to the Country Attorney. The Judgment and Opinion of Hugo Grotius, concerning the Principles of the Rights. Some Account of Mr. Hales of Eaton. Lastly, Timothei ad Johannem Clericum Epistola ;" 8vo.

“ The true Churchman aud loyal Subject.”

6 Isleworth-Sion's Peace; containing certain. Articles of Agreement made between the Right Hon. Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, Lord of the Manor of Isleworth-Sion, in the County of Middlesex, Peter Dodsworth, Hugh Potter, and Robert Scawen, esqrs. of the one part, and Sir Thomas Ingram, knt. Sir John Syddenham, bart. Sir Thomas Knott, knt. and others, Copyhold Tenants of the said Manor, on the other part: with the Bill preferred in the Court of Chancery by the said Sir Thomas Ingram, &c. against the said Earl, &c. and their Answer, and the Decree ratifying the said Articles, and the Agreement of the Tenants where the said Articles, &c. shall remain, &c.;" 4to.

“ A Defence of the Church of England from Priestcraft, in Vindication of the contested Clause of the 20th Article. Extracted out of the Vindication of the Church of England from the Aspersions of a late Libel, intituled, Priestcraft in Perfection, &c. By the Author of the Vindication;" 8vo.

“ The Dictates of an honest Churchman upon Occasion of the present Times;" 8vo. .

“ An Apologetical Vindication of the Church of England : in Answer to her Adversaries, who reproach her with the English Heresies and Schisms. With an Appendix of Papers relating to the Schisms


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