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and Chaplain in ordinary to his Majesty, published in April 1700,” 4to.
« H. S. E.
Vir cum primis
cui fidissimo fuit Præsidio,
quam optimè meruit.
9 Aug. I annoque Domini 1705." In the North aile of Winchester Cathedral are these inscrip.. pions in memory of his daughter and her husband :
“H. P. S.
Revdi JOHANNIS Harris Coll.
non mutua amicorum vota,
non pia conjugis desideria,
apud Chiddingfold, in com. Surriæ,
“H. S. P.
qui tali Conjugem amore coluit,
numerosæ prolis felix & pius Pater.
dies ac noctes Clientům negotiis vacabat;
honores quibus erat cumulatus,
Quantæ erat in Deum pietatis
Precibus « A Sermon preached at the Triennial Visitation of the Right Rev. Father in God James (Gardiner] Lord Bishop of Lincoln, held at Hartford, June 12, 1700. By Philip Falle, Rector of Shenley in the County of Hartford, Prebendary of Durham, and Chaplain in ordinary to his Majesty. Published by his Lordship's Command. Text, Acts xviii. 3. London: Printed by W. Bowyer, for John Newton, at the Three Pigeons, over-against the Inner Temple Gate, in Fleet-street,” 4to. This Sermon is beautifully printed.
“ The Sinner a Traitor to his King and Country, in a Sermon preached in the Cathedral Church of Winchester, at the Assizes held there July 24, 1700, by Robert Eyre*, D. D. Fellow of the College near Winchester;" 4to.
If any apology were necessary for the scanty records of the typographical labours in this early period of our history, too good an excuse will be found for it in the fatal fire which consumed the office where they were produced, by which all original documents were lost. From other sources of information, however, the titles of some fely books have been recovered.
s Dni MDCXCVIII,
"Tætatis suæ lxo. Sub eodem marmore depositum est corpus ANNÆ RICHARDI HARRIS Equitis Aurati viduæ; quæ obiit 3 die Novembris,
ætatis 75, anno Domini 1720." * Robert Eyre, of New College, Oxford; M. A. 1683 ; B. and D.D. 1697. He published a fornier Assize Sermon, “ The Nature and Satisfaction of a good and inoffensive Con-cience, 1693,” 4to; and afterwards (being then a prebendary of Winchester) a Thirtieth of January Sermont, before the House of Commons, 1707-8, 4to. It may be proper to distinguish hiin from another Dr. Robert Eyre, of All Sonls' College, M. A. 1715; B. and D. D. 1735; and rector of Buckland, Surrey, who published two single sermons in 1735 and 1738; as in Cook's " Preacher's Assistant" they are supposed to be the same person.
: 1701. “ Fifteen Sermons preached on several occasions, the last of which * was never before printed, by the most reverend Father in God John (Sharp ),
* Preached before the King, at St. James's, March 13, 1697-8.
+ Dr. John Sharp, a native of Bradford in Yorkshire, was born Feb. 16, 1644; admitted of Christ's College, Cambridge, April 26, 1660; B. A. 1663; M. A. 1667; chaplain the saine year to Sir Heneage Finch, attorney general; incorporated M. A. at Oxford 1669; archdeacon of Berks 1672 ; prebendary of Norwich 1675; and, in the same year, rector first of St. Bartholomew near the Royal Exchange, London, and then of St. Giles in the Fields ; lecturer of St. Lawrence Jewry 1679; D. D. the same year ; dean of Norwich 1681. He was afierwards chaplain to Charles II. and James II. ; but, May 14, 1686, preaching warmly against Popery at St. Giles's, he was silenced by the King's order; and Bp. Compton was suspended from his office for not turning him out. By King William he was made dean of Canterbury, Sept. 29, 1689; archbishop of York, July 2, 1691. He preached the Sermon at the Coronation of Queen Anne, April 21, 1702 ; was sworn of the privy-council, March 20, 1702-3; and soon after was made Lord Almoner. Mackay, about this period, says, “ He is one of the greatest ornaments of the Church of England, of great piety and learning; a black man, and 55 years old.”—The Archbishop had unpardonably offended Swift, by representing him as a person that was not a Christian; by which, it is supposed, he lost a bishoprick intended for him by Queen Anne. To this Swift thus alludes, in the Poem called “ The Author upon himself, 1713 :"
“ York is from Lambeth sent, to shew the Queen A dangerous treatise writ against the spleen ; Which, by the style, the matter, and the drift, "Tis thought could be the work of none but Swift. Poor York! the harmless tool of others' hate ; He sues for pardon, and repents too late." Dr. Sharp married, May 16, 1676, Elizabeth, youngest daughter of William Palmer, of Winthorpe, co. Lincoln, esq. by whom he had several sons, one of whom will be particularly noticed under the year 1730. He died at Bath, Feb. 2, 1713-14; and was buried in his cathedral at York, where a handsome monument to his memory is thus inscribed:
“ M. S.
Lord Archbishop of York, Primate of England, and Metropolitan,” 8vo.
Cantabrigiæ optimarum artium studiis innutritus,
ium soli unde ortus,
sui nominis celebritate adauxit. Ab Academiâ in domum illustrissimi Dom. Heneagii Finch,
tunc temporis Attornati Generalis,
summi postea Angliæ Cancellarii,
et sacerdotis dignitatem uinà sustinuit.
Talis tantique viri patrocinio adjutus, et naturæ pariter ac doctrinæ dotibus plurimum commendatus,
peracto ritè munerun Ecclesiasticorum cursu,
summâ cum laude præstitisset,
argumentis invictissimis asservaverat, propugnaverat, stabiliverat, Apostolicæ simul veritatis præco, ac fortitudinis æmulus;
faventibus Gulielmo ac Mariâ Regibus,
plaudentibus bonis omnibus, ad Archiepiscopalis dignitatis fastigium tandem evectus est : nec hujusce tantùm Provinciæ negotia satis ardua
Eleemosynis fuit; .
de suis sæpenumerò facultatibus supplevit.
dilucidus, argutus, promptus;
in eximendis dubitantium scrupulis, . utcunque naturæ bonitate ad leniores partes aliquanto propensior, æqui tamen rectique custos semper fidissimus :
Primævâ morum simplicitate,
inculpabili vitæ tenore, propensà in calamitosos benignitate,
diffusa in universos benevolentiâ,
purioris ævi lumina æquavit.
ut his solis inhians, harum unicè avarus,
“ Historical Collections of the Life and Acts of the Right Reverend Father in God John Aylmer,
Eo erat erga Deum pietatis ardore, ut illum totus adamaverit, spiraverit,
illum ubique præsentem,
illum semper intuentem,
Maritus et Pater amantissiinus;
et à Conjuge Liberisque impensè dilectus,
Canonicatum Norvicensem 26 Mart. 1675.
Sancti Ægidii in Campis 3 Jan. 1675-6.
Cantuariensem 25 Nov. 1689.
Artium Magistri 9 Julii 1667;
Sepultus eodem quo natus est die Feb. 16, 1713." Dr. Willis adds, “ To the account given of this eminent Prelate in his epitaph drawn up by Bp. Smalridge, whose knowledge of him, and integrity, will, as Mr. Le Neve observes, render every particular in it to be depended on, I shall only add, that he was a most excellent Governour, brought the prebendaries in his cathedral of York and Colleges of Southwell and Ripon to strict residence; and, that they might be the better disposed thereto, he made it his unalterable practice always to elect them out of such as lived in his diocese, and had recommended themselves by doing their duties in their respective parochial cures : by which means no Cathedral in England was better attended by Clergy, or the service more regularly performed, than at York; or the ministers of small livings, in any diocese, more encouraged to attend their charge; because this good .bishop would reward their diligence by such compensations, more especially those in York city, on whose conduct the world had a more especial eye. Hoping his example would influence his successors to take the like course: which certainly if other Bishops had in like manner practised, the dignities of cathedrals would have been kept up as in the primitive times, and we should