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From what treatise or treatises of the good Bishop, does that writer draw his citations -A third information from you will be acceptable, if you can easily and readily give it me; viz. What is the full title of the Bishop's Eyuborov Osoloyixoy? 1674. fol.

A Collection of polemical Discourses; wherein 'the Church of England is defended in many mate(rial points ; &c. is all the title I find in Anth. Wood's Athen. Oxon.

“ If the Life of Pole was printed (as is said) at Oxford ; was it done within the jurisdiction of the Vice-chancellor? With his knowledge, permission, or approbation, I can by no means suppose."

18 March. Sends certain papers * to Dr. Birch ; referring it to his judgement, whether they are worth printing ; &c.

2 April. Dr. Young very ill; attended by two physicians. -“ Having mentioned this young gentleman (Dr. Young's son), I would acquaint you next, that he came hither this morning, having been sent for, as I am told, by the direction of Mrs. Hallowsat. Indeed, she intimated to me as much herself. And if this be so, I must say, that it is one of the most prudent acts she ever did, or could have done in such a case as this; as it may prove a means of preventing much confusion after the death of the Doctor. I have had some little discourse with the son; he seems. much affected, and I believe really is so. He earnestly wishes his father might be pleased to ask after him: for you must know he has not yet done this, nor is, in my opinion, like to do it. And it has been said farther, that, upon a late application made to him on the behalf of his son, he desired that no more might be said to him about it. How true this may be, I cannot as yet be certain: all I shall say, is, it seerns not improbable. Mrs. Hallows has fitted up a suit

* See the purport and title in the extracts from the next letter.. + Dr. Young's housekeeper.


able apartment in the house for Mr. Young;: where I suppose he will continue till some farther event. I heartily wish the antient man's heart may prove tender towards his son; though, knowing him so well, I can scarce hope to hear such desireable news. He took to his bed yesterday about eleven in the forenoon, and hath not been up since *. I called soon after my coming home, but did not see him: he was then in a doze. I imagine his farther stay upon earth can be of no long duration. When that is over, I must, it seems, again emigrate God knows whither.--I beg also that you will cut off, and send to Mr. Leeof(at Mr. Bettenham's) soon, the title as below, as being better approved by me than the former; desiring him to print it as here set down :

“ Catholic Faith and Practice: being Considerations of present Use and Importance, in point of Religion and Liberty: Formed upon the Catholic Principles of the learned Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor, and other judicious Writers of the Church of England; and addressed to the ingenious Author of the Life of Cardinal Pole), &c, as before ;" with same mottoes.

April 13. “I have now the pleasure to acquaint you, that the late Dr. Young, though he had for many years kept his son at a distance from him, yet has now at last left him all his possessions, after the payment of certain legacies; so that the young gentleman (who - * He had performed no duty for the last three or four years of his life; but he retained his intellects to the last. In his Will, dated in February 1760, he desires of his executors, in a particular manner, that all his manuscript books and writings what. soever might be burned, except his books of accounts. In September 1764, he added a codicil, wherein he made it his dying intreaty to his Housekeeper (to whom he left 10001.), " that all his manuscripts might be destroyed after he was dead; which would much oblige her deceased friend." Dr. Young and his Housekeeper were ridiculed, with more ill-nature than wit, in a kind of Novel, published by Kidgell in 1765, called “ The Card,” under the names of Dr. Elwes and Mrs. Fusby.-Mrs. Hallows died in 1780. See Sir Herbert Croft's Life of Young, in Dr. Johnson's Lives of the English Poets.

† Mr. Lee was a corrector of the press at Mr. Bettenham's. VOL. I.

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bears a fair character, and behaves well, as far as I can hear or see) will, I hope, soon enjoy and make a prudent use of a very handsome fortune. The father, on his death-bed, and since my return from London, was applied to in the tenderest manner, by one of his physicians, and by another person, to admit the son into his presence, to make submission, intreat forgiveness, and obtain his blessing. As to an interview with his son, he intimated that he chose to decline it, as his spirits were then low, and his nerves weak. With regard to the next particular, he said, I heartily forgive him; and, upon mention of the last, he gently lifted up his hand, and, letting it gently fall, pronounced these words; God bless him! After about a fortnight's illness, and enduring excessive pains, he expired, a little before eleven of the clock, on the night of Good-Friday last, the 5th instant; and was decently buried yesterday, about six in the afternoon, in the chancel of this church, close by the remains of his lady, under the communion-table; the Clergy who are the trustees for his charity-school, and one or two more, attending the funeral; the last office at interment being performed by me. I know it will give you pleasure to be farther informed, that he was pleased to make respectful mention of me in his will; expressing his satisfaction in my care of his parish, bequeathing to me a handsome legacy, and appointing me to be one of his Executors, next after his sister's son (a Clergymnan of Hampshire), who this morning set out for London, in order to prove the will at Doctors-Commons; so that, much according to my wishes, I shall have little or nothing to do in respect of Executorship.

« We hear that the name of the Clergyman who is to succeed Dr. Young, is Bathurst *, Senior Fellow of the College of All-Souls in Oxford; and now living in Essex. Where Providence will place me next, I know not: I wait with humble submission to the Divine will.

J. Jones." * Edward Bathurst, of All Souls College, Oxford, M. A. 1737.

April 21. “I was favoured this morning with a letter from my Diocesan; who seems to have a favourable opinion of me, and may, for aught I know, have a kindness in reserve for me. I ask for nothing. My situation is now an uncertain one. If you should take an opportunity to pay your respects to his Lordship in your usual manner, you may possibly have a proper handle given you, in the course of conversation, to drop a word or two concerning me. And if so, you will probably recollect what I touched upon, some time ago, in a letter, relating to my being now in the decline of life, and my wish to end my days (if it be the will of Heaven, in or near those parts where I have spent the far greater part of them; having officiated as a Clergyman above 35* years in the Diocese of Lincoln, and chiefly in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon. J. Jones.”

April 23. “ I hunibly and earnestly beg of you, dear Sir, not to be offended at my giving you this farther interruption, after the letter which I conveyed to you two days ago. What you see on the opposite side af will, I hope, be judged by you to be suitable; hoping it may be also serviceable. I fancy any of the publishers of papers will readily insert it, especially on the account of some of its contents. You will properly fix upon some friend, of the Clergy or Laity, who will probably introduce it at top, (addressing perhaps the publisher, as is usual,) and prefix, A Letter to a Friend in the Country. o Sir, I do not wonder,” &c.: and at the bottom, London; such a day of April:” as you, Sir, shall be pleased to direct.

"In my last, when I mentioned the civility of my Lord of Lincoln, and expressed my wish that you would be pleased to drop some gentle and proper items to his Lordship in my favour, the first good opportunity you may happen to have for this purpose, I miscomputed through hurry, putting 35 in

* See the next Letter.
+ Meaning the “ Letter to a Friend in the Country.”
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stead of 39: for I have been upwards of thirtynine years in this Diocese, and almost all the time in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon. If any thing should be offered me in any of the remote Northern parts of this Diocese, you may easily guess the extreme difficulty I would be put to, as not knowing how to refuse, nor yet venturing to accept, &c."

London, April 26. “ The Life of Cardinal Pole" too publicly regarded increase of Papistical tenets.

Sept. 24. Congratulates Dr. Birch on the prose pect of his recovery from illness.

Nov. 22. “I still remain unprovided of a place to go to when I remove from hence; which will probably be as soon as Mr. Bathurst begins to pull down his old house in order to rebuild it, if not sooner. I suppose he will set about the necessary work about Lady-day.".

Welwyn, Dec. 17. I do not, nor can reasonably expect to live a great while longer; and, to say the truth, do begin to grow somewhat weary of a life, which hath of late been attended with so much trouble to me. Two things more especially sit uneasy upon my mind: A considerable part of the small fortune I had honestly acquired is in danger of being lost, by the means of perfidy in point of trust where I least expected it, and where I entirely confided in supposed integrity. My other unhappiness is, that I am totally unprovided of a place to go to, when I remove from this. To my small benefice in Bedfordshire I cannot go, for the reasons I have more than once suggested to you before. In sad and serious truth, on various accounts; and, on deliberate and repeated consideration, I cannot but own to a friend, that I wish I were well rid of it, and the difficulties appendant to it; which seem to grow worse every day. God knows the integrity of my heart, and the sincerity of my good will to mankind. I hope that, in the whole course of our acquaintance, I have never once offended you, or given you just cause of displeasure. If you favour me with


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