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esq. ; the second to Dr. Zachary Grey *; the third to Dr. Farmer , when he was about to publish the
the Epitaphs, &c.; subscribing myself, Sir, your most obedient humble servant,
WM. Cole." [Then follow seren folio pages of very valuable Additions to “Willis's History of Cathedrals;" and the Letter concludes :)
“ These are all that occur at present. When I light upon any others which may have slipped my notice, I will take care to put them down, and send them to you. I should be obliged to you if, upon any occasion, you meet with any thing concerning my native County of Cambridge, you would remark it and oblige me with it ; either in regard to the civil or ecclesiastic history of it. I had a letter this day from Mr. Blomefield, who sent me his map of Norwich, which seems to be a very curious one, and the first number of his third volume of the History of Norfolk. If any thing new should happen, or rather antique should be produced, while you are in town, a line would be very agreeable to, Sir your most humble servant,
WM. COLE." * “ Dear Sir, King's College, Cambridge, Dec. 4, 1747. “I am ashamed that my thanks for your many civilities to me and my friend at Houghton should be so late : but hope your usual good-nature will make some allowance, for the affection you bear to Antiquities, which I was ahnost tempted to say, has run away with my manners.
“ I am extremely glad the ass has been of any service to any of your good family; I mentioned when I was with you, that it was at your service, and if you think it worth your acceptance, it is still so: I hope the young lady will have no farther occasion for it; but if it should happen to fall out so, and as it agrees with her, it may be as well to have one ready; if you don't chuse to keep it, pray oblige your friend with it as long as it will be convenient, I having no occasion for it.
“I had a letter some time since from my friend Browne Willis, who seems disposed to be out of humour with Mr. Clarke, to whom pray give my service; and, with my best respects to the ladies, with hopes to see both you and then soon at Cambridge. I have deferred my intended visit to Mr. Hatton so long, that I believe I shall stay till you come here, and go with you to Girton. I am, dear Sir,
“Your much obliged and humble servant, WM. Cole." + “Sir,
Blecheley, April 19, Easter-day, 1767. “As you are engaged in a design, which I desired Mr. Masters of Landbech to subscribe to for me, any contributions towards making it accurate, I presume, will not be unwelcome : and though the few meagre notes I shall send you will hardly be worth your acceptance, yet, such as they are, they are much at your service. I had an opportunity, on Mr. Browne Willis's death, to copy out many MS notes, which he had entered into his History of Abbeys, from two or three different copies of the same book; one of which he had sent to Mr. Thomas Baker of St. John's,
“ History of Leicester;" the last to Mr. Herbert, re-publisher of Ames's Typographical Antiquities *.'
who returned it to him, with his corrections and additions, under his own hand. As the History of the Religious Houses in Lei. cester will undoubtedly come into your plan, I here send you the few notes of that sort in my book; which accidentally fell in my way a day or two ago, and put me in the mind to send them.
os I have two or three Letters from Sir Thomas Cave to Mr. Willis, by which I perceive a MS History of Leicester, drawn up by Mr. Carte, was transcribed and sent to Sir Thomas by Mr. Willis; this probably you may have seen; if you have not, I know nothing more than that such an History was sent to Sir Thomas. I beg you will excuse this hasty letter from, Sir, “ Your most obedient servant,
Wv. Coue." *« Mr. Cole presents his compliments to Mr. Herbert; and, for the reasons given to Mr. Gough, cannot be so minute as he wished to be, had he more time. The two volumes came to hand only last night, and must be returned to the University Library by Friday morning. They are both small quartos: the first volume contains no less than 26 tracts, full of wooden cuts, to describe all which would take up half a quire of paper; but, had I been well, and had more time, I should not have thought the labour ill spent, to gratify an ingenious gentleman in researches that I am naturally fond of. I knew Mr. Ames personally, corresponded with him, and have been many times at his house in Wapping, to see his prints, and purchase some of them. I have two or three MS notes in the margin of my copy of his book, which I will put at the tail of this writing.” [This curious Letter filling 34 pages in quarto, closely written, thus concludes :)
" You may depend upon the nicest orthography and pointing, strange as the last may appear. Had I been well, and had more time allowed, I might have looked into each tract moré minutely : as it is, you must excuse my perfunctory performance; and believe me, Sir, an hearty well-wisher to your laudable studies, and your most obedient servant, WM. COLE, Dec. 19.
P.S. “Mr. Ames, at p. 3. of his Preface has translated Palas de Parys, by Palace of Paris, which is hardly exact ; for the Palas or Palais at Paris does not mean Palace in our sense of the word, but a place at Paris like our Westminster Hall, called Le Palais, wherebooksellers have theirshops also among the noise of Lawyers.”
In answer to some Queries proposed by Mr. Herbert, Mr. Cole says, “I imagine that I wrote the extracts, as I write every thing else, with a capital to a substantive: the present practice is absurd and confused, for there are many verbs and adjectives of the same spelling as substantives, and when the latter is not in capitals, it only tends to short hesitation and confusion. I have seen a book of Voltaire's, where even the capitals are excluded from the beginning of afresh paragraph. But, when we are right, the nextaim is to put things in confusion, and I know no end of reformation. " Milton, near Cambridge, Dec. 16, 1781."
ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. P. 3. Of the family of Dawks, see vol. III. p. 290. P. 6, 1. 16. for “ her husband,” read “her son."
P.7, line 16. Add “Printed by W. Bowyer, for William Kettilby, in St. Paul's Church-yard." " Mr. Kettleby's sign is The Bishop's Head ; and indeed he is pretty warmly disposed that way. He has been an eminent Episcopal Bookseller these many years. He prints for Dr. Sharp, Bishop of York, Dr. Scot, and other eminent Clergymen.” Dunton, p. 286.
P. 16. I have the original of the following letter, in a large but tremulous hand, written by Dr. E. Bernard only six days before his death, dated Oxon, Jan. 6, 1696-7, directed, “For the right worshipful Peter Le Neve, at the Heralds' Office, London ;” and indorsed by Mr. Le Neve, “Dr. Bernard hath received the catalogue of the library of Sir Symonds D'Ewes :" -"Honoured and Learned ; render Sir Symonds D'Ewes my humblest thanks for his very good Catalogue, which I received safe this inorning: and you may see in print within this three weeks. I am your languishing EDWARD BERNARD."— The Ca. talogue of the MSS. of Sir Symonds D'Ewes, thus acknowledged, forms four pages in Smith's “ Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum, &c. 1697."
P. 19. “Mr. Keble is a very ingenious, modest, humble man, and has learnt to live much, in a little time. He printed that useful book called 'A Week's Preparation for the Sa crament,' and other excellent books of devotion. In his copy entitled Rules in the Church of England,' you are directed to the Common Prayer for every hour of the day; and as Mr. Keble has chiefly printed religious books, so he loves serious piety wherever he finds it. Whilst others wrangle about Religion, he endeavours to practise it." Dunton, p. 297.
P. 21. Mr. Bowyer printed in 1708 the third edition of Dr. Wake's “Principles of the Church of England;" see p. 472.
P. 32.“ Laurence Howell, D.D. a learned man among the Nonjurors in King William and Queen Anne's reigns. He was of Jesus college, Cambridge; B. A. 1684, M. A. 1688. He published "A View of the Pontificate, from its supposed beginning in 360, to the present time, 1708,' 8vo. Synopsis Canonum SS. Apostolorum, 1710,' 2 vols. fol. Desiderius, or the original Pile grim,' a pious work. Also a ‘History of the Bible, in 3 vols. Svo. with cuts - a very excellent work, and useful for Families, and worthy the Reader's perusal, and is for the generality of persons a much better book than Stackhouse's. Mr. J. Whiston, MS.
“William Howell, LL.D. educated at Oxford, born, I believe, about the year 1630. An excellent scholar. He published in Latin, Elementa Historiæ civilis, 12ino, Oxon. 1660, and afterwards enlarged. It was in English, 8vo, 1704, but I believe the author was then dead. He wrote and published in 4 vols, fol. 1680, &c. 'An Institution of general History of the World,' which comprehends the Four Monarchies, and, I believe, ends with the taking Constantinople by the Turks about 1430. It is much
esteemed, and is a judicious performance, though the late great work of Universal History in 9 vols, fol. has made it less read and called for. There is a good account of the historical part of the Civil Law in it." Mr. J. Whiston, MS.
P. 73. The following account of Mr. Barber's reception in France was printed in the Newspapers of the time. “Versailles, June 22, 1730, N. S. This day, the hunting horses of one of the Aldermen of London arrived here ; and to-morrow he is expected himself, to run down a stag with his Majesty. The King has ordered Prince Charles of Lorrain to entertain him whilst he stays at the Court, and to provide whatever he shall have occasion for."-Mr. Barber was elected President of St. Bartholomew's Hospital (whilst Lord Mayor) in 1737.
P. 88. Wanley's remarks on the Codex Aureus, 27 June, 1720, should come into the preceding page, according to the date.
P. 104. 1. 39, r. “MSS. Sloane, 7526." See p. 536.
P. 120. Dr. Philip Bisse was consecrated Bishop of St David's, November 19, 1710; translated to Hereford, February 16, 1712-3. He was enthroned September 17, 1713, being conducted to the episcopal seat between two Bishops, Dignitaries in the same Cathedral, (John Tyler, Bishop of Landaff, being then Dean of that Church ; and Adam Ottley, Bishop of St. David's, one of the Canons Residentiary). He died at Westminster, Sept. 6, 1724 ; and was buried in his Cathedral, under a monument erected by him for his lady, the Countess Dowager of Plymouth, and himself. He was a person most universally lamented, being of great sanctity, and sweetness of manners; of clear honour, integrity, and steadiness in all times to the Constitution in Church and State : of excellent parts, judgment, and penetration, in most kinds of learning; and of equal discernment and temper in business; a great benefactor to his Cathedral Church, and especially to his palace: which last he in a manner rebuilt. He married Ursula second Countess and relict of Thomas the first earl of Plymouth of the name of Windsor. This lady, youngest daughter and coheir of Sir Thomas Widdrington, of Sherburn Grange, Northumberland, knight, was born Nov. 11, 1647; died April 22, 1717; and was buried at Tarbick. P. 121. “ John Gay, the ingenious Poet, whom Pope styles
"Of manners gentle, of affections mild,
In wit a man, simplicity a child;" get this character is proved untrue, by the strong passions he was possessed of, which hurt him much, as appears in his Life. I believe his Beggar's Opera' did more harm to unthinking youth, than all that Coilins, Tindai, and Chubb wrote, ever did; for that gilded over iniquity with the veil of applause; and makes a Hero of a debauched Highwayman. It encourages a daring thoughtlessness; and destroys the regard for serious consideration, so absolutely necessary for our proper behaviour in life. His Achilles in Petticoats' is an absurd composition, not founded upon any history, or fable, or probability, and full of indecency. His · Pastorais' are natural and pretty, ingenious and decent. His “Trivia,' a humorous and elegant descriptive
Poem. Poem. But an Heroic Poem on so trivial a subject can be only looked on as a burlesque on some serious Poem.-) should suspect it on Mr. Addison's “Campaign." Mr.J. Whiston, MS.'
P. 148. “Letters writ by a Turkish Spy, who lived Five and Forty Years undiscovered at Paris : giving an impartial Account to the Divan of Constantinople, of the most remarkable Transactions of Europe: and discovering several Intrigues and Secrets of Christian Courts (especially that of France), continued from the Year 1637 to 1682." See p. 413; and Gent. Mag. 1786. p. 37.
“Dr. Manley was the genuine Author of that admired and successful Work. Dr. Midgley, an ingenious physician, related to the family by marriage, had the charge of looking over his papers; among which he found that manuscript, which he easily reserved to his proper use; and both by his own pen and the assistance of some others, continued the Work, until the eighth Volume, without even having the justice to name the Author of the first. Life of Mrs. Manley, p. 14.
P. 161. Epitaph at Flamsted, Herts : “ Edward Saunders Sebright, esq. second son of Sir Edward Sebright, bart, travelling through France, was murdered by robbers near Calais, December 12, 1723, aged 25. His remains were brought to England, and are deposited in the family vault in this Church."
P. 171. Add, 1. “Serious Reflections on the scandalous Abuse and Effects of the Stage: in a Sermon, preached at the Parish Church of St. Nicholas in the City of Bristol, on Sunday the 7th day of January, 1705;" 2.“ The Temple Musick: or an Essay concerning the Method of singing the Psalms of David in the Temple, before the Babylonish Captivity; wherein the Musick of our Cathedrals is vindicated, and supposed to be conformable not only to that of the primitive Christians, but also to the Practice of the Church in all preceding Ages. Both by Arthur Bedford, M. A. and Vicar of Temple in the City of Bristol."
P. 178, Bp. Potter was elected May 9, 1715, consecrated May 15.
P. 193. Add, “A brief Account of the Life, Character, and Writings, of the Right Reverend Father in God, Richard Cun, berland, D. D. late Lord Bishop of Peterborough; which may serve as a Preface to his Lordship's Book now in the Press, intituled, Sanchoniatho's Phænician History. By S. Payne, M. A. rector of Barnack in Northamptonshire, many years his Domestic Chaplain. Printed by W. B. for R. Wilkin, 1720," 8vo.
P. 194. note 1. 2. for “p. 142." r. “p. 161.".
P. 235. Mr. George Smith, eldest son of Dr. John Smith, was born in his father's prebendal house at Durham, May 1693. After receiving the rudiments of classical learning at Westa minster School, he was sent to St. John's College, Cambridge, where his father had been formerly educated. He soon removed thence to the Sister University, wherein, May 1, 1711, he was entered of Queen's, probably to be under the eye and direction of Dr. Joseph Smith, Fellow of that College, and his uncle. Here he applied to his studies with such diligence