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undergo a persecution, which was carried on with the utmost malice and injustice. In the time of my afflictions the Prayers in the Psalms were my great support; and I found by experience, that it was not in vain to seek the protection and favour of the Almighty; for our deliverance was in such a manner, that we had the highest reason to say, with the Psalmist, in Psalm xxxi. 19, 0, how great is thy goodness, &c."— The “ Harmony of the Gospels" extends to 456 pages, with an Introduction of 79 pages, equally creditable to the learning, the piety, and the unaffectent modesty, of the worthy Author. * This volume is thus inscribed :

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“ A Perpetual Commentary on the Revelation of St. John; with a Preliminary Discourse concerning the Principles upon which the said Revelation is to be understood. 'By Charles Daubuz, M. A. Vicar of Brotherton in Yorkshire. Newly modelled, abridged, and rendered plain to the meanest Capacities; by Peter Lancaster, A. M. Vicar of Bowden in Cheshire, and sometime Student of Christ Church in Oxford.”

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Dissertation concerning Inoculation, &c.;" Svo - "A Letter to Eustace Budgell, esq. occasioned by his late Complaint to the King against the Right hon. Sir Robert Walpole; with proper Remarks on his Speech at Court, his Letter to the Craftsman, his poem to the King, and other extraordinary Proceedings *. Sed aliud est maledicere, aliud accusare: Accusatio crimen desiderat, rem ut definiat, hominem ut notet, argumento probet, teste confirmet: Maledictio autem nihil liabet propositi,

* Of Moses Williams, who was editor of “ Baxter's Glossary,'' (see p. 319); and of “ H. Llwyd's Commentariolum," some aca count will be given under the year 1731.

+ See p. 242.

† “ The demand for Mr. Budgell's Letter has been so much greater than was expected, that it was out of print for some time; but on Saturday last was published the Sixth Edition of 'A Letter to the Craftsman from Eustace Budgell, esq. Occasioned by his late presenting an humble complaint to his Majesty against the Right hon. Sir Robert Walpole. To this edin tion is added a Postscript by the Author. The publishers have also added to this edition, Mr. Budgell's Speech to his Majesty on April the, which was never before printed from a true Copy." Daily Postboy, June 2, 1730.

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+ About the same time appeared, “ Quæstiones unà cum Carminibus in Magnis Comitiis Cantabrigiæ celebratis 1730. Cantab. Impensis Cornelii Crownfield, celeberrimæ Academia Typographi. Prostant apud J. Crownfield, Bibliopolam Londinensem." · The text was printed at Oxford; the first volume published in 1922 ; the second in 1730.

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“ An Enquiry into the Causes of Infidelity; in two Discourses upon John vii. 17, delivered at St. Mary's in Cambridge, before the University : the former being an Act Sermon on May 18; the other on the Commencement Sunday, June 29, 1729 (the publication of which, particularly the latter, was desired by several who heard them). To which is prefixed, A Discourse concerning the true Interpretation of the said Text. By Thomas Sharp *, D. D. Archdeacon of Northumberland, and late Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge."

et præstantissimis collata: recensuit, et Observationes suas adjecit Samuel Jebb, M.D. Oxonii, è Theatro Sheldoniano, 1730." London Evening Post, March 17, 1730.

* A younger son of Abp. Sharp. He was admitted of Trinity college, Cambridge, at the age of 15, about 1709; B. A. 1712; M.A. 1716. He was chaplain to Abp. Dawes; prebendary of fouthwell, 17..; prebendary of Wistow in the church of York, April 29, 1719. He was collated to the rectory of Rothbury, co. Northumberland, July 19, 1720; archdeacon of Northumberland, Feb. 27, 1792-3. When he took the degree of D. D. he published “ Concio ad Clerum habita in Ecclesia Sanctæ Mariæ Cantab. 14to Maii, 1729, pro Gradu Doctoratus in Sacra Theologia; à Thomâ Sharp, S.T.P. Colleg. Trin. quondam Socio." He was installed Dec. I, 1732, in the tenth prebend of the cathedral at Durham.-July 6, 1753, he made a speech to Richard Trevor, Lord Bishop.of Durham, on visiting his diocese; and in 1755 he succeeded Dr. Mangey as official to the dean and chapter of that cathedral. He married a daughter of Sir George Wheler; who died July 2, 1757; died at Durham March 16, 1758; and was buried in the cathedral, in the place called the Galilee. In 1753 he published, in Svo, “ The Rubric in the Book of Common Prayer, and the Canons of the Church of England, so far as they relate to the Parochial Clergy, considered, in a Course of Visitation Charges." A volume of his “ Sermons on several Occasions” was published, in 8vo, 1763.

His eldest son, John Sharp, D.D. was aclmitted of Trinity college, Cambridge; where he proceeded B. A. 1743; M. A. 1747; ST.P. 1759. He was presented by the Blackett family to the curacy of Hexham f, Jan. 1, 1749-50. He was chaplain also to Bp. Butler, who died before he had any preferment to bestow upon him; but Bp. Trevor gave him the vicarage of Hartborne, co. Northunberland; collated him April 21, 1762, to the arch

+ The Rev, Edward Robson, of Whitechapel, possesses a MS account of Hexham, drawn up by the late Dr. Sharp's father, consisting of extracts from Prior Richard's History of Hexham, with copious notes; written for the information of a lady who lived there. (Gent. Mag, vol. LXII. p. 618).


This Year Mr. Bowyer was avowedly the editor of “ A Discourse concerning the Confusion of Lan

deaconry of Northumberland; to which the rectory of Howick in that county is annexed; and to the ninth prebend of Durham, Aug. 11, 1768. He was nominated to the perpetual curacy of Bamborough, on the death of his brother, Thomas Sharp, B.D. (who died Nov. 25, 1772; see Gent. Mag. vol. XLII. p. 599), vicar of St. Bartholomew the Less, London. His speech, as subdean of Durham, Aug. 4, 1794, to Bp. Barrington, on his translation from the see of Salisbury to Durham, is printed in Gent. Mag. vol. LXI. P. 696. He died, at his prebendal house in that city, April 28, 1792, at the age of 69.

The noble and extensive charity founded for the relief of sick and lame seamen, at Bamborough, by Nathaniel Lord Crew, bishop of Durham, who died in 1720, was arranged by the benevolence of this worthy man, who was one of the trustees, and resided many months in Bamborough castle, superintending the works of charity, and having his eye open upon every new channel by which he might give relief or consolation to his suffering fellow-creatures. The shipwrecked and the diseased were comforted by his visitation, having repaired and rendered habitable the great tower, in which he reserved for himself and family the great hall and a few smaller apartments. The upper part is a granary, from whence corn is dealt out to the poor, in the dearest times, at 4s. per bushel. Other apartments are provided for shipwrecked seamen, and beds prepared for 30; a constant patrole is kept every stormy night for above eight miles, the length of the manor, along this tempestuous coast; and on the top of the tower is fixed a cannon, the only thing saved from a Dutch frigate of 40 guns, lost here, with all the crew, about 80 years ago, to collect the neighbourhood, whereby vessels as well as men are frequently saved. A view of this castle, and a table of signals, is given in Gent. Mag. vol. LXI. p. 899. See also Hutchinson's Northumberland, II. 174-178; Durham, II. 225. The number of sick and lame received into the hospital from October 1774 to October 1775, were 763; to October 1776, 1120; to October 1777, 1180.

The history of Archdeacon Sharp is so pleasingly given in the following letter to Mr. Urban, dated Ochterlyre, April 1, 1793, that I cannot resist the inclination I feel to copy it.

“In the course of a jaunt to England three years ago, in quest of health and intellectual food, a friend and I visited Bamburgh castle ; and though we had no introduction, Dr. Sharp received us with his usual courtesy and goodness. I was so much delighted with this second Man of Ross, and his labour of love, that, some time after my return home, I expressed my feelings in an inscription for that very interesting castle. It is perhaps too long; but, where the circumstances are equally appropriate, it is difficult to abridge. Measured prose is com


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