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Fellow of King's College in Cambridge; inscribed to the Lord Chancellor Macclesfield *."
Dr. Noel Broxholme's the "Harveian Oration."
“Remarks on Christianity as old as the Creation;" by the Rev. John Jackson ; 8vo.
* A third edition of this Abridgment, with the Latin papers translated, was published in 1749.
+ He was admitted a King's scholar at Westminster 1700; student of Christ-church at Oxford, 1705; and was Dr. Radcliffe's first travelling physician. He was appointed physician to
Frederick Prince of Wales in 1734, and died at Hampton Court, · July 8, 1748. He left 5001. for the benefit of four of the King's scholars at Westminster, on their election to the Universities. -The following Ode on his Birth-day was addressed to him by an eminent scholar, who had had some share in his tuition :
“ Amice Musis, vatis Horatii
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“ A Sermon preached at the Election of the Lord Mayor, by George Hawkyns *, M. A. Rector of St. Mary at Hill," Svo.
Dr. Jebb's Proposals for publishing Friar Bacon's “ Opus Magnum."
- The Life of Mr. Cleveland, natural Son of Oliver Cromwell; written by himself. London, printed for N. Prevost, over-against Southamptonstreet in the Strand, and E. Symon, over-against the Royal Exchange, Cornhill," 2 vols. Svo."
“A Treatise of the Small Pox, in Two Parts. By Theophilus Lobb, M.D." ;
« Basia Joannis Secundi; or, the Kisses of Secundus, in Latin and English Verse.”
“ Poems on several Occasions, by Matthew Pil kington , M. A.” 8vo.
After having experienced a more than common degree of conjugal happiness for little more than three years, Mr. Bowyer had the misfortune to lose an amiable wife, then pregnant of a third son, Oct. 17, 1731; and on this occasion he received the following affectionate letter from Mr. Clarke:
* He was rector of St. Mary at Hill, ¡1731–1763; and published one other single Sermon, Nov.5, 1744, preached before the Lord Mayor from 1 Tim. ii. 2, intituled, “ Godliness and Honesty the Foundation and Support of Government."
t By Dr. Swift's recommendation, Mr. Pilkington was made chaplain to Alderman Barber in his mayoralty. And to Mr. Pope the Dean thus speaks of him: “ The Scheme of paying debts by a tax on vices is not one syllable mine, but of a young Clergyman whom I countenance ; he told me, it was built upon a passage in Gulliver, where a projector hath something upon the same thought. This young man is the most hopeful we have: a book of his Poems was printed in London. Dr. Delany is one of his patrons. He is married, and has children; and makes up about 1001. a year, on which he lives decently. The utmost stretch of his ambition is, to gather up as much superfuous money as will give him a sight of you, and half an hour of your presence; after which he will return home in full satisfaction, and in proper time die in peace."
66 DEAR SIR, .
Buxted, Oct. 25, 1731. "I was very much shocked at your melancholy letter; and am wholly at a loss what to say or think upon so sorrowful an occasion. The repeated afflictions which you have so often had of late, in parting with persons very dear to you, seem only to have been preparing the way for this, the greatest you can ever suffer. These are trying circumstances; and there is no way of finding relief, but by seeking it from that hand which sent them. When such instances of submission to the Divine Will are demanded of us, there is no doubt but as extraordinary assistances will be ready for our support.
“ But I can say nothing upon this subject that you are a stranger to. I would choose rather to give your thoughts another turn, and persuade you to try how the solitude of the country suits with them : here you will have fewer objects to keep up the impressions of sorrow, and at this season need not fear any interruptions that will occasion you the least ceremony. The time of visiting in the country is now over; and Mr. Lloyd, who is now in town, has a man and two horses to come down on Saturday. He is going with his son to Cambridge, and lodges (I think) at the Bull in Bishopsgate. If you have leisure enough to take such a ride, it will be a convenience to him. I cannot possibly stir from home, now Mr. Canon has the care of two churches; but should think that a little change of air, and the company of your more distant friends, cannot be improper upon such an occasion. I am, dear Sir, most affectionately yours,
W. CLARKE.” Mr. Chishull also again condoled with him, in terms becoming the man of letters, the friend, and the Christian :
« GOOD SIR, Walthamstowe, Feb. 9, 1731-2. “ From the shadow and vale of Death, in which I have sat above three months, I come now, though late, yet most sincerely, to condole the unspeakable loss that you sustained, when it pleased God to
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take away from you the delight of your eyes by à stroke. Yet I hope you have not mourned, at least do not still mourn, excessively; but considered, that He who gives us all good things, reserves always his right of resumption; more especially in the case of inatrimony, which is never contracted without the express mention of being parted by Death. The survivor, therefore, must look upon his term of happiness as expired by God's overruling providence; yet not without the continuance of his favour, if we receive the mighty change with submission and contentment.
“ It was a moving circumstance in your letter, not read without the tears of all our family, in that she designed us a visit for those which proved her last hours; and it shall ever remain upon us as a debt to her pious memory. You, I hope, will fulfill her kind intention, by seeing us now as soon, and afterwards as often, as you can; which to my children, who all mournfully salute you, as well as to myself, will be esteemed the greatest favour. I am, Sir, your most compassionate friend and servant,
EDM. CHISHULL. “My service waits on your good father; with wishes
for his and yours, and the little orphan's health ; this and many following New-years."
*** Since p. 434 was printed, I have met with the original “ Proposals for printing by Subscription a Book entituled, Cyfreithieu Hywel Dda, ac eraill: seu Leges Wallicæ Ecclesiasticæ et Civiles Hyweli boni Principis Walliæ, et aliorum: quas ex variis Codicibus Manuscriptis primus eruit, Interpretatione Latina, Notis et Glossario illustravit Gulielmus Wottonus, S.T. P. Londini, typis Gulielmi Bowyer.
“'The Laws of the antient Welsh Nation, by which they were governed whilst they continued a distinct people under their own Princes till the time of our Edward I. having never yet been printed either in their own or in any other language (except those few imperfect Excerpta of their Ecclesiastical Laws which Sir Henry
Spelman printed above fourscore years ago, in the first volume of his British Councils) the Editor proposes to publish an entire Collection of the Welsh Laws, hoth Ecclesiastical and Civil, which he has collected with no small labour and pains out of near twenty manuscripts. One of the oldest, the fullest, and the most methodical of these copies is in the Cotton Library, which will be exactly and entirely represented, after having been compared with many others of great antiquity, which are preserved both there and in the Harleian Library, besides several other copies of great value, which the Editor has been favoured with the use of, and of which a full and particular account shall be given in the Preface. The Cotton Book is intended to be the foundation of the whole work; but additions are inserted in their proper places out of all the other copies, with a particular mention of the several books out of which they are taken. In making the Latin Translation of this Work, the Editor has been assisted by several old Latin versions; which, though very barbarous and imperfect in the main, yot hare, in abundance of places, enabled him to clear difficulties, which without their as. sistance could never have been explained. And upon all occasions when any doubts have arison, he has not omitted to consult the most learned Natives, whom he intends to mention in his Preface, as guarantees to their countrymen for the fidelity of his Translation. He proposes in the Notes to explain the text of the Laws, where it could not have been cleared in the Version without running out into a tedious paraphrase. And whereas the terms of art male use of in these Laws are very many and very different from any thing to be found at present either in other books or in common speech, he intends to add a large Glossary, wherein all those terins will be explained, many of which are very imperfectly accounted for in Dr. Davies's (otherwise very 'excellent) Dictionary, and many more of them wholly omitted by him; by which means he hopes to clear many things which have been little known by the natives themselves, since their coalition with our Nation. This work is in so great a readiness, that it will be put into the press by Lady-day next at farthest, after which it shall be dispatched there with all possible expedition. The number of sheets in this Work cannot easily be computed ; the Editor therefore proposes to deliver the Book to Subscribers at two-pence a sheet the small paper, and three-pence the large; the first payment to be ten shillings for the small paper, and fifteen shillings for the large; and the remainder to be paid upon the delivery of a perfect Book in sheets. Subscriptions are taken in by the Editor; and, for his use, by the Reverend Dr. Wilkins at Lambeth-house, the Reverend Dr. Jones Principal of Jesus college inOxford, the Reverend Dr. Foulkes at Marchwiail near Wrexham in Denbighshire, the Reverend John Price, B.D. fellow of Queen's college in Cambridge, the Reverend David Havard, M.A. at Carmarthen, Morgan Owen, sq. at his Chambers in Gray's-inn, and Thomas Kilpin, esq. at his house in Sheer-lane. Oct. 20, 1721."