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East hiw of the Okapd of FoNicholas, the College de Vaco Haraham Bridge).


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Mr. URBAN, Close of Salisbury: is seen rising over the old houses in
SEND you a Drawing (See Plate the back ground; which are, perhaps,

I. fig. 1.) of the East end of the among the most antient pow stand-
Chapel and part of the Hospital of ing in the City. I do not know if
St. Nicholas, The College de Vaux; and that in the High-street, formerly the
Haroham Bridge, forming part of the George Inn; one in St. Anne's-street;
Liberty of the Close, of which the, or the City Work-house, Crane-streel,
following account is given in the (which latter appears to have been a
Topographical Account of Wiltshire. religious house,) have ever been no-
“The Hospital of St. Nicholas was

ticed in your Miscellany; or if drawings founded, at the instance of Bishop Poore,

of them, from sketches taken on the by William Longspće, the sixth Earl of spot, would be acceptable } E. W Salisbury, as an atonement for an in. 'sult offered by him to the Bishop. It Mr. URBAN, M. Temple, May 3. was endowed with lands and cattle hy LLOW me, without further preEla, his Countess, and escaped suppression at the Reformation, by the art of tions of the “ Life” of honest Dunton. the masters, who concealed their records from the Commissioners. They

Bp. Barlow, p. 160, wås an able caobtained a new Charter from James suist, and used to resolve cases of conthe First; and the revenues now sup

science about marriage, and such kind port six poor men, and as many women,

of subjects.---But cusuistry, says Grantogether with a Master and Chaplain.

ger, which was his most distinguished “ Harnbam Bridge, over the Willey, talent, not only reconciles seeming conwas built by virtue of a privilege ob tradictions, but has also been known

to admit contradictions themselves. tained by Bishop Poore, of Henry the Third, when New Sarum was incorpo. of Bishop Barlow.--He died at Buckden

Granger quotes Dunton in his account rated. Accordingly. his successor, Bishop Bingham, in 1245, built this

in Huntingdonshire, in 1691, aged 85.

He left all his books to the Bodleian LiBridge; and in 1260, the College de Vaux was founded by Bishop Bridport,brary.--" Bp. Barlow's Remains” were for the residence of several scholars published by John Dunton, from his who had retired hither on account of Lordship’s original papers, in 1694. some disturbances at Oxford. This

P. 101. Edmond Hickeringill, a Clerthey continued to do in Leland's tine, gyman, descended from an Essex fainily; who says, “ Part remain in the College the Established Church. He was epis

cannot be considered as an ornament to at Saresbyri, and have two Chaplains to serve the Church there dedicated to St. copally and publicly ordained, but alNicholas, the residue study at Oxford.'

ways acted as if he despised the office.

He died in 1708. See Noble's ContinuThe other Drawing (Fig. 2.) is ation of Granger. He wrote a poem, an exact representation of a curivus called The Mushroom, in answer to DryGothic structure in the City of New den's Medal.-See an account of him in Sarum, now used as a Poultry Mara Walter Scott, on the aforesaid Poem. ket, which Mr. Wansey, in, his paper P. 161. Anthony Horneck, a worthy on the Stone Crosses of Salisbury, in man, was born in 1640, and died in 1697. the Archæologia, supposes must be P. 163. Joseph Stephens published the Cross referred to in the following "Sermons on the whole parable of Dives passage of the Chronicle of the Mo and Lazarus."-One of Dunton's Six nastery of St. Alban's :

Hundred Projects was, to write an He

roic Poem, in 12 books, on that Parable. Among the friends of Wickcliff, was

P. 163. Samuel Wesley was fatber of an Earl of Salisbury, who for contempt 'John Wesley, well known to the world noted in him towards the Sacrament, in

His carrying it home to his house, was’en- by his preaching and writings. joined hy Ralph Engham, Bishop of Sa- Poems were ridiculed by the Wits. lisbury, to make in Salisbury à Cross

“ Poor harmless Wesley, let him write of Stone, in which all the story of the

matter should be written, and he, every Let him, in reams, proclaim kimself a

Be pitied in his old heroic strain :
Friday during his life, to come to the
Cross bare-footed and bare-headed in his And break a dozen Stationers at once.”

shirt, and then upon his knees to do

The ” Maggots,” printed by Dunton, penance for the fact."

were said to have been “never before The Tower of the fine and vene. handled by a Scholar;" and it is to be rable Parish Church of St. Thomas hoped will never be handled again.GENT. MAG. May, 1818.

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One is on a Cow's Tail, another on a At the Restoration Mr. Baxter was apPair of Breeches, &c.-" This Scholar," pointed one of the King's Chaplains, and Granger observes," was Samuel Wesley; was a leading man at the Savoy Conferand if so, no wonder Garth should say, ence. He was offered the Bishopric of He“ Had Wesley never aim'd in verse to reford, which he refused. In 1685 he was please,

committed to the King's Bench, for some We had not rank'd him with our Ogilby's: passages in his Paraphrase on the New Still censures will on dull Pretenders Testament; and, being declared guilty,

was sentenced to be confined two years, A Codrus should expect a Juvenal." but soon obtained his liberty. He died P. 166. Bolingbroke, in a letter to in 1691. The Judge who tried and con

“ My next shall be as long demned him was Jeffries, that “muras one of Dr. Manton's Sermons, who derer in the robes of a Lord Chief Justaught my youth to yawn, and prepared tice,” as Granger calls him. me to be a High Churchman, that I P. 168. Joseph Boyse, a Dissenting might never hear him read, nor read Divine, officiated in 1682 at Amster. him more.'

He was one of the greatest dam, among the Brownists. At his Divines among the Presbyterians. return be accepted a call from a con

P. 166. Dr. Bates was Vicar of St. Dun- gregation at Dublin, where he died in stan's in the West, of whose learning and 1728. His Works were published the temper Archbp. Tillotson had an esteem, same year, in 2 vols. folio. — Boyse is which was the ground, says Birch, of a again noticed, in “ Dunton's Conversafriendship between them that continued tion in Ireland," pp. 533. 575. during the rest of their lives.--Dr. Birch P. 171. Mr. William Jenkyn, a Nonsays, he was (he politest writer among conformist Divine, was to the the Presbyterians.--He was one of the Tower for being concerned in Love's Commissioners at the Savoy Conference; Plot, but was released on petitioning and was offered the Deanery of Lichfield, Cromwell. He was deprived of his liv. which he refused. He published the Lives ing of Christ Church, near Newgate, for of learned and pious men; in Latin, 1681. bis Non-conformity; and died in 1662. At the Savoy Conference, 12 Bishops and P. 172. Me'. Adams had the living of 12 Leaders among the Presbyterian Mi. St. Miidred's, Bread-street; from which nisters met, to bring about an accommo he was ejected, in 1662, for Non-condation between the parties; but it ended formity. He died in 1698. without effect. Had both parties been P. 173. Mr. Dirvid Clarkson had the half so good Christians as they pretended, living of Mortlake, in Surrey, from which a reconciliation must have taken place. he was ejected in 1662, for Non-confor.

P. 166. Dr. Jacomb was a Non-con- mity. He was a pious man; and had the formist Divine, and was deprived of the honour," when at College, of having Mr. living of St. Martin's Ludgate in 1662. (afterwards Archbishop) Tillotson for his He had a share in the Continuation of pupil, who always preserved that singuPool's Annotations. Granger says, Dr. lar respect for bim which he bad conSherlock represents Jacomb, from some tracted wbile he was under his tuition. provocation he supposes, as “ The pret He died in 1626. His Sernions are estiest, nonsensical, trilling Goose-cap that 'teemed judicious. They are written in ever set pen to paper."

an unaffected style, and good method. P. 166. Mr. Baxter styles the Count. P. 176. Christopher Ness was born ess of Exeter “the excellent, sincere, in 1621, died in 1705, and was buried humble, godly, faithful Lady, the Coun. in Bunhill-fields. His Exposition of tess Dowager of Exeter."

the whole Bible was called “ The His. P. 166. Cromwell made Dr. Owentury and Mystery of the Old and New his Chaplain, and

gave him the Testament, logically discussed, and theoDeanery of Christ Church, Oxford, logically improved, 4 vols." folio.-His where he served the office of Vice Chan other work was entitled " The Devil's cellor in 1652. At the Restoration he Patriarch, in the Life of Pope Innocent was deprived of his Deanery, on which the Ulth.” The very Pope, adds Noble, he retired to his estate in Essex.-See'a who lent William our Deliverer a sum very seusible note of that liberal Divine of money to expel James II. Mr. Granger, on Wood's representation, P. 177. Benjamin Keach.] In some or rather misrepresentation, of Dr. Owen, of his writings, says Noble, he imitated Biographical Hist vol. 111. pp. 301.8vo. Bunyan ; but was much inferior to that

P. 167. “Mr. Barter loved to abuurd extraordinary person in originality and in his own sense, and could by no means invention, as much as Bunyan was to be brought off his own apprehensions Homer.-See Noble for an account of and thoughts, but would have them to the trial at Aylesbury Assizes in 1664. be the rule and standard for all other P. 178. Of Henry Booth, Lord Demen. ." TILLOTSON,

lamere, and Earl of Warrington, see


Lord Orford's Royal and Noble Authors. P. 181. Fuller's Life" was written, • The Works of the Rt. Hon. Henry Lord during his confinement in the Queen's Delamere, published by consent of the · Bench, by himself, being an impartial now Earl of Warrington,' were'printed in account of his birth, education, rela1694 fór John Laurence and John Dun- tions, and introductions to the service of ton,'and dedicated to his son andsuccessor. King James and bis Queen . he was the

P. 178. Sir Peter Pett was Advocate- rival of Titus Oates. See Noble.—This General for the Kingdom of Ireland.

William Fuller was led to the pillory P. 178. Tyrrel is much cried up by with unblushing effrontery, from which the favourers of a Republican scheme, he hardly escaped with his life. and is a strong opposer of the principles P. 181. Charles Gildon, a writer of of Dr. Brady and others, but comes no criticisms and libels, ridiculed by Pope: farther than the death of K. Richard II.” “ Safe, where no critics damn, no duns Rawlinson's Method of studying History,


[don rest." P. 179. Tom Brown was born in Where wretched Withers, Ward, and Gil. Shropshire, and educated in Christ He was found guilty of publishing Sir Church, Oxford, which he was obliged Rowland Gwynne's letter to Lord Stamto quit on account of his irregular con ford, and fined 1001.--He died in 1724. duct. He loved low abuse, and scat P. 182. Yesterday was published 'An tered it every where with a liberal hand. Essay on Reason and the nature of SpiHe died in 1704, and was interred in rits,' by Dr Burthogge, dedicated to Mr. the Cloister of Westminster Abbey. Locke. Printed by John Dunton.-- Athe

P. 179. Thomas D'Urphy, a facetious nian Mercury, May 1, 1694. English poet, was born at Exeter in P. 182. Turkish Spy] In the Athenian 1628 ; he resided frequently with the Mercury of July 21, 1691, the following Earl of Dorset, at Knowle, where is a question is discussed : “ Whether the portrait painted of him when he was letters and story of the Turkish Spy be asleep after dinner; for he had such an a fiction, or reality? If true, whether ordinary visage that he could not bear passed, and how long since ?” Whoever to have his portrait taken. His baļlads, wrote it must be, they say, exquisitely of which many are of a licentious nature, acquainted with the Oriental customs were printed in 6 vols. duodecimo, un and language ; he must be a man of der the title of “ Pills to purge Melan clear sense, wit, good humour, and poseholy." He died in 1723. “ He has sessed of a valuable collection of history. made the world merry,” says Addison ;

P. 183. Elkanah Settie was Puet 10 “and I hope they will make him easy 43 the City of London, on whose denuise long as he stays amongst us.”

there was no successor to that place. P. 180. Ridpath and Roper, were au Mr. Dennis says, “ Settle was a formithors of the Flying Post, and Post Boy, dable rival to Dryden ;” and Mr. Miltwo scandalous papers on different sides, bourn exclaims, “How little was Dryden for which they equally and alternately able, even when his blood run high, to deserved to be cudgelled, and were so. defend himself against Mr. Settle!" “ There Ridpath, Roper, cudgell'd P. 184, See Cowley's letter to Thomas might ye view,

Sprat, in his lise, by Dr. Johnson, dated The very worsted still look'd black and Chertsey, May 21, 1665. blue."

Dunciad. P. 189. Siitli's Coffee-house.] “Our P. 180. True-born Englishman was a Society met at his house every Tuesday coarse, but characteristic satire. In 1702, and Saturday, and there our querists diDe Foe published his “ Shortest way

rected all their letters.” DUNTON. with the Dissenters,” for which he was P. 193. Dr. Jonathan Swift, after. pilloried, fined, and imprisoned,

wards the famous Dean of St. Patrick's. “ Earless on high stood unabash'd De At that time he lived with Sir William Foe,”

PoPE, Temple, and, as he says himself, was But if no counsel can reclaim

growing into some confidence with him. Thy daring pen, and fancy tame; Swift afterwards praised Dunton's Neck That engine * view, where lately hung

or Nothing,' but most probably ironically. Thy muse, and the exalted sung ; See Memoir of Dunton,' p. xxviii. Let that, at least, engage thy fears,

Mr.Malone, in his Life of Dryden, says, And drop thy pen to save thy ears.

it is curious to observe the different asMODERN LIBRARY, pects under which celebrated men apIn 1713, De Foe was again committed pear at different periods of their lives. to prison for some political pamphlet. In John Dunton, the original projector of 1719, he published his Robinson Crusoe the Athenian Society, gives a list of tbe - his magnum et immortale opus.

Authors of that day, and characterises

Swift as “ a Country Gentleman.” * Pillory, to which De Foe addressed P. 193. George Saville Earl of Halia Hymn, 1703,

fax died in 1695. His “ Advice to a


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Daughter," says Granger, “ contains Mr. URBAN,

April 20, more good sense, in fewer words, than YONSIDERING that the follow is perhaps to be found in any of his ing Letter

may furnish

procontemporary authors.”

fitable instruction for young men P. 193. Sir William Temple died at

who have it in contemplation to un. one o'clock in the morning, Jan. 27th, dertake the profession of a Clergy1699; “ and with bim all that is great man of the Established Church, I beg and good among men,” says Swift.-In a letter from Dr. Thomas Swift to Mr. leave to hand it you for insertion.

CYPRJANUS. Bentley, Bookseller, dated Moor-park,

Yours, &c. 1694.5, he says, “ It was my design to communicate Sir W. Temple's directions

DEAR NEPHEW, C-,, Aug. 3,17... to you, and your associates ; but I was

Thougų I have had little opportuwilling to do it cautiously, that you might nity of seeing and conversing with you not publish unless you follow ihem ; for since you came into the world, I have this was the folly of Dunton and his all along, since you grew up party, to attribute to Sir William what child, been diligently inquiring about he never wrote.

your character and behaviour; and it P. 194. Sir Thomas Pope Blount com has often given me great pleasure piled the Censura celebriorum Authorum, to hear you well spoken of by those with several other ingenious tracts. He who take notice bow you go on ;. died at Tittenhanger in Hertfordshire in

that you have serious and proper nothe year 1697.

tions concerning your Christian duty P. 197. Of all which Dunton wrote

to God, your neighbour, and youron the subject of Platonic Love, the fol

self; ihat you are obedient to your lowing verses are alone worth preserving: Since Love hath kindled in our eyes

parents, charitable to the poor, affecA chaste and boly fire,

tionate to your relations, gentle and It were a sin if tbou and I

affable to all men, and diligent in Should let this flame expire.

your business at school, and duly What though our bodies never mert, careful of that precious talent, your Love's fuel's more divine;

time, which God hath committed to The fixt stars by their twinkling greet,

your care. And yet they never join.

It hath also given me great satisFalse meteors, who still change their faction to hear that God hath blessed place,

you with a good understanding, which Though they seem fair and bright;

your friends who know you tell me. Yet, when they covet to embrace, Fall down and lose their light.

is capable of making you master of If thou perceiv'st thy fame decay,

whatever you heartily undertake. Come light thy eyes at mine ;

I had flattered myself that such dis. And when I feel mine fade away,

positions and abilities would hereafter I'll take fresh fires at thine.

enable you to do no small service to, Thus, when we shall preserve from waste

the cause of Christ and his Religion, The flames of our desires,

as a Minisler of the Gospel. And acNo vestals shall maintain more chaste, cordingly I always advised that you Nor more inmortal fires.

might be sent to the University of P. 517. Dr. Sterne was predecessor Oxford, where, when I came from to Dr. Swift in the Deanery of St. Pa- thence to C, I chose out a large trick's, and afterwards Bp. of Clogher. collection of such books as might be.

P. 518. Dr. Claudius Gilbert was Pro- useful to you, as they had been to me fessor of Divinity; and Baldwin was af. in the earlier part of my life, and left terwards Provost.

them there in a friend's hands, hoping P. 520. Elnathan Lum, Esq. sat in

that Parliament for the Borough of Carling and take possession of them.


would in a few years come ford; and Robert Gardon, Esq. was Member for Harristown. There were

And having all along flattered mytwo members of the name of Reading in self with this expectation, I was the Parliament,—one for Swords, and the more surprized to hear from my sisother for Newcastle.

ters that you have lately entirely laid Yours, &c.

CARADOC. aside the thoughts of taking upon you In our last, p. 293, col. 1. 1. 12 the Ministry of the Gospel of Christ, from bottom, for 144, read 141.-1.11 and are now, with some degree of from bottom, add P. 144.-). 5 from anxiety, waiting for the time when. bottom, add P. 145.--col. 2, 1. 23, for you may be entered into some other. 152, read 151.-1. 25, for 170, read 160.


way of life.

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