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1147, Lincolu, given up to Stephen, who entered with great pomp crowned
and in royal robes, and passed his Christinas there. 1155, at Wickford, near Lincoln, Henry II. was crowned a second time: his
former coronation was at Westminster. 1174, in the Isle of Axholine, Roger de Mowbray, Constable of England,
one of the adherents of the young King Henry in his rebellion against his father Heorg 11. surrendered to the men of Lincolnshire, who razed his
castle. 1200, at Lincoln, assembled a Parliament, at wbich William King of Scot
land did homage to King Jobp. 1216, at Swinesbead Abbey King Johu first rested, after losing all his baggage,
and narrowly escaping with his life in the washes near Forsdike. Being attacked with dysentery, he was reino ved on a litter to Sleaford, whence he proceeded to Newark, where he died. Some historians, and Shakspeare, attribute his death to poison, administered by a monk of
Swipesbead. 1217, June 4, át Lincolo, the associated Barons, under Gilbert de Gant, Earl
of Lincoln, and the Freoch, under Count de Perch, defeated by the Earl of Pembroke, Regent for the young King Henry III. when Count de Perch and most of the French were slain, the principal Barons and 400
Knights taken prisoners. 1291, Nov. 28, at Hardeby, near Grantham, died Eleanor, the excellent and
beloved Queen of Edward I. daughter of Ferdinand III. King of Castile
and Leon. 1301-2, Jan. 21, at Lincoln, assembled a Parliament, which affirmed Edward
the First's right to the crown of Scotland, and protested against the in
terference of the Pope. 1305, at Lincoln, Edward I. passed the wiuter, and confirmed Magna Charta. 1306, in Sixhill Abbey, Edward I. immured Mary wife of Christopher Seton,
and the sister of Robert Bruce, King of Scotland. 1316-7, Jan 28, at Lincoln, assembled a Parliament, which granted men
and money to Edward II. in aid of his war against the Scots. 1327, Sept. 15, at Lincoln, a Parliament assembled by Edward III. 1396, at Lincoln, John of Gauot, Duke of Lancaster, married to bis third
wife, Lady Catharine Swinford. 1536, at Barlings, commenced an insurrection of the Liocolnshire men, in
consequence of the vicegerency of Cromwell, and the suppression of some religious houses. The insurgents were headed by Dr. Mackerel, Abbot of Barlings, under the assumed name of Captain Cobler, but on the King promising them pardon, they dispersed, and Mackerel was taken
and hanged at Tyburo. 1642-3, March 22, Grantham taken by Col. Charles Cavendish, and 360 Par
liamentarians made prisoners. 1643, near Grantham, 24 troops of Royalist cavalry defeated by Oliver Crom.
well at the head of his own regiment. 1643, May 11, at Ancaster, Parliamentarians, under the younger Hotham,
defeated by Colonel Cavendish. 1643, July 30, Gainsborough taken by the Parliamentarians under Lord
Willoughby of Parham, and its Governor, Robert Pierrepont, Earl of
was, in a mistake, shot by the Royalists. 1643, near Gainsborough, Royalists defeated, and their commander General
Cavendish slain, by Oliver Cromwell. 1643, October 11, At Horncastle, Lord Widrington, at the head of a detache
ment of the Marquis of Newcastle's army, defeated, 500 Royalists slaid,
and 800 taken prisoners, by the Earl of Manchester. 1644, May 6, Lincoln stormed by the Earl of Manchester, who took its Governor, Col. Francis Fane, and about 800 Royalits, prisoners.
BIOGRAPHY, Anderson, Sir Edmund, Lord Chief Justice, Broughton (died 1605.) Ascough, William, Bp. of Salisbury, confessor to Henry VI. Kelsey (mor. dered 1450.)
Askew, Anne, martyr, Kelsey, 1520.
(died 1528.) Gainsborough, William de, Bp. of Worcester, diplomatist, Gainsborough,
(died 1308.) Gilby, Anthony, divine, (flur. lemp. Eliz.) Gill, Alexander, divine and schoolmaster (Milton his pupil,) 1564. Goodrich, Thomas, Bp. of Ely, Chancellor to Edward VI. Kirby (died 1554.) Hartop, Job, voyager, Bourne (died 1595.) Harwood, Sir Edward, Colonel, Bourne (slain at Maestricht, 1632.) HENRY IV. Boling broke, or Bullenbrook, 1367. Heywood, Thomas, voluminous dramatic writer, (flor. temp. Eliz.) Holbeach, Henry, alias de Rands, Bp. of Lincoln, Holbeach (died 1551.) Holbeck, Laurence, Monk of Ramsey, Hebrew lexicographer, Holbeach
(died 1410.) Holland, Gilbert of, Abbot of Swineshead, frieod and biographer of St. Bec
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MISCELLANEOUS REMARKS. Belleau was the residence of the fanatic and republican Sir Henry Vane, who used frequently to preach to his neighbours at this place,
In Belton Church, among several splendid monuments of the Brownlows and Cusis, is the memorial of Sir Joho Cust, Speaker of the House of Commons, created first Lord Brownlow, who died 1770, aged 52.
At Boston, “ the Arch Druid” Dr. Stukeley was educated and practised as a physician ; thence he removed to Grantham, where he continued the same profession ; but afterwards was ordained, and became Rector of All Saints and St. Peter's, Stamford.
Brand Broughton was the rectory and residence of the learned William Warburton, afterwards Bp. of Gloucester ; and here the foundation of his “ Divine Legation” was laid.
At Burwell was buried, in 1657, the physician Sir Matthew Lister, aged 92.
Colsterworth was the rectory of William Walker, niaster of Grapthain freeschool, and author of a Treatise on English Particles. His monument in the church is inscribed, “ Hic jacent Gulielmi Walkeri Particulae, Obiit 1 mo Augti. anno Dom. 1684, ælatis 61,"
Coningsby was the rectory of Lawrence Eusden, poet laureat, who died there in 1730.
Edenham Church is the burial-place of the noble family of Bertie, of whom Robert Earl of Lindsey was slain at Edgebill in 1642, and Robert first Duke of Ancaster died in 1728.
In Glentworth Church is the monument of Sir Christopher Wray, Lord Chief Justice to Elizabeth. At Grantham free-school, under Henry Stokes, was educated Sir Isaac New
pure intelligence!” In the church are handsome monuments for Lord Chief Baron Sir Thomas Bury, who died 1722, aged 66; and Lord Chief Justice Sir Dudley Ryder, who died 1756, aged 64. The Prince Regent is a freeman of the borough.
Kirkstead was the residence of Dr. John Taylor from 1715 to 1733 ; and here his “ Hebrew Concordance” was composed.
Scrivelsby Manor is beld by the Dymocks, by performing the office of Champion at the Coronation of the King.
At Sleaford, in 1789, died the accomplished sovelist and dramatic writer, Mrs. Frances Brooke.
At Stamford, in St. Martin's burial-ground, was interred Daniel Lambert, a pative of Leicester, who died in 1809, aged 39. He measured 3 feet 1 inch round the leg, 9 feet 4 inches rouod the body, and weighed 739 Ibs! All Saints was the rectory of Richard Cumberland, afterwards Bp. of Peterborough, author of “De Legibus Naturæ.” This town is famous for an aupual bull-running on St. Brice's day.
To Woolsthorpe, bis native place, Sir Isaac Newton retirred duriog the plague in 1666, and here his system of gravitation was first suggested to his miod, by observing an apple fall from a tree.
Government can force terms on the MR, Trevelyan's Latin
Mr. URBAN, St. Helen's Place.
with the present, in collecting the taxes. He Pamphlet published under the
-Besides, tbe saving to the country would be great in the amount paid for
the management of the Debt, as every ing Fund” introduces with much
one would then be the transferrer of his pomp the following Scheme. As it is
own property.”. a complete Copy of my Plan (see your last Volume, Part II. p. 606,) except Mr. URBAN,
Jan. 10. that the Author ignorantly supposes R.
(Vol. LXXXVII. ii. p. 448,) Public Creditor, I hope you will fa.
bear a close family resemblance to the vour me by noticing that the subject
verses of Lord Wellesley, Herbert, of my Publications was introduced
&c. in the “ Musæ Etonenses." Take into the House of Commons, as early
the following pecimen : as July last, WILLIAM Dunn.
At tibi, (quisquis eris qui jam provec. “ Suppose the Guvernment by an Act
tior annis, of Parliament
to abolish the Rursus Etonensem visis amasque LaFunds altogether, and pay the holders
TREVELYAN. with Debentures or Exchequer Bills, Quis tibi jam sensus qui subrepentibus bearing interest (say at a reduced rate).
annis Each holder would then have a kind of Hospes Etonensem visis amatc Larem. general circulating medium in his pos
HERBERT. session, which he could use at his discre I am an adınirer of Mr. Bonney's tion; and instead of the Funded Debt
Life of Taylor; but it seems to me he lying, as it now does, a dead weight on speaks too harshly of the conduct the Nation, it might become generally and motives of the Republican party beneficial, it being, as it were, in double
in those days. Mr. Hutchinson, in his action, or in fact, treble action.
Preface to Col. H.'s Memoirs, truly In the first place the Creditor would
says, have his interest going on as usual.
Upon a fair review of the He would bave bis Debt, as a circula
contest it will be seen, that what the ting medium, to make purchases, or pay
Courtier of the present day, the flatments of any kind.
terer of kingly power, admits as And by such an immense Capital cir. axioms, were the grand desiderata of culating in the country, the Government the Whigs and Patriols of those would have little difficulty, compared days."
G. H. W.
Some Reflections on the Opening of the get dispatched by other hands, either New Year 1750. By Dr. Doddridge. dictating, or getting them set down HAVE this day been solemnly re
in short-hand to be transcribed. I to God, and my heart has been growth or declension of the church, warmed with a great desire to serve
and would resolve to intercede more him. I have been considering how I fervently with God both on public am to employ myself for him ; and and private accounts, as I find my on the whole have determined, by prayers have been too selfish. I will the divine assistance, to go on doing also bend my preaching with the inost something every day in my Expositor; fervent application to the purpose of hoping that I may, before the end of bringing sinners to Christ, and of adthe year, if God should spare my life, vancing believers in holiness. bave transcribed at least to the end
I purpose to keep my diary as conof Ephesians, with the notes, in stantly as I can; to set down memowhich I propose to read Lenfant raodums in time, and not to throw chiefly in the evening, and to finish the accounts of one day into another, for the press the whole on the Ro when I can conveniently prevent it, mans. if I can also publish a Sermon which often has occasioned the omison brotherly love, and the account of sion of many (illegible] and Zinzendorf, it will be well; for I introduces a bad habit in other plainly see that these things rid very things as well as that. slow with the pressure of so much
The tender state of my daughter's business, and there are many letters health this year has thrown me into upon my liands. Nor can I persuade some anxiety--God knows how near myself by any means to neglect my she lies to my heart. I earnestly beg, people ; for I must not count on
that if it be his blessed will, he would reading many books, or doing much favour me in preserving her life, and other business, while the Family- that of poor Mr. Clayton for the miExpositor is in hand, about the ac- nistry. curacy of which I grow more solici The lower class not having been tous, as I have so much reason to very closely superintended, it has ocbelieve it will go through a consider. curred to me not to spend any time able part of Europe. I must also between breakfast and dinner below, attend to the interest of Religion except so as to dress myself; and, if I among my pupils, and have more have finished my lectures before dinconferences with them, especially in
ner, to call the juniors, and to spend an eveniog, than I have had of late. some time in examining themá 1 also I shall also probably end Rollin, and would attend sometimes at Mr. Hopperhaps may get an opportunity of kins's society, &c. These things I purreading a little of Tacitus, with Ğor. pose, by the divine assistance ; and I don's translation, of which I hear so
desire to leave all my affairs with God, many good things. But I fear I shall waiting on him, and keeping bis way. neither publish Sacramental Medita- Monday. Jan. 2, 1749.50. tions por Hymns; yet I may perhaps do something towards getting them
“ What, with regard to times past, is in some forwardaess.
the worst, should, for the time to I would fain hope the evenings
come, be esteemed the best. For if will be more carefully redeemed,
you had performed your duty to the
full, and yet your affairs had gone and the beginnings of the afternoon
backwards, there would have been no saved, which have so often been un
hopes of their amendment; but as accountably lavished away. I would the bad posture of your affairs proat least secure four hours a week to
ceeds, not from necessity, but from be set down as to a cash account; your own errors, there is room to and would devote to God the like hope, that when those errors are forproportion of my substance as last saken, or corrected, a great change year, keeping the account carefully : for the better may ensue.' and would secure a little time for de
Demosthenes to the Athenians. vout meditation at least once a week, Mr. URBAN,
Jan 1. and guard against excess at supper. AN
FTER the Commiltees of both In the prospect of beiog much Houses of Parliament appaiotpressed with letters, I would consider ed for the revision of the Poor Laws what
my debts are, and what I may had terminated their labours in the GENT. Mag. January, 1818.