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1820.] Compendium.- Additions to Dorsetshire.
13 982. Portland plundered by the Danes. 998. Near Wareham Danes landed and ravaged the country. 1003. Sherborne, Shaftesbury, and Clifton, destroyed by Sueno, King of
Denmark, to revenge the massacre of the Danes by Ethelred. 1015. Cerne Abbey plundered by Canute. 1052. Portland plundered by Earl Godwin. 1138. Wareham towo and castle seized by Robert de Lincoln for the Em
press Maud. 1139. Sherborne Castle seized by Stephen ; Corfe Castle seized by Baldwin
de Redvers with a body of Normans. Stephen attempted to retake it, but
without success. 1142. From Wareham Robert Earl of Gloucester sailed to solicit succours
from the Earl of Anjou, and in his absence Stephen burnt the town and surprised the Castle, defended by William, the Earl's eldest spn. The Castle, after an obstinate defence, under Hubert de Laci, was retaken by the Earl of Gloucester, who made Hubert de Lincoln Governor for the Empress; and the Earl also took the Castles of Lullworth, and Bow and
Arrow in Portland. 1146. At Warebam Henry Fitz-Empress, afterwards Henry II. embarked
for Anjou. 1205. At Wareham King John landed from France. 1404. At Portland a body of French landed, but were repulsed and driven
back to their ships. 1483. Near Poole the Earl of Richmond, afterwards Henry VII. approach
ed in a vessel from St. Malos, but, finding the shore lined with armed
men, and distrusting their intentions, he sailed back to France. 1565. Sbrievalty of this county disjoined from that of Somerset. 1588. Off Portlaod Bill (July) the Spanish Armada defeated by the Earl of
Effingham, Lord High Admiral. 1642. Sherbourne Castle (Sept.) successfully defended by the Marquis of
Hertford against the Earl of Bedford and the Parliamentarians. 1643. At Poole (Feb. 20) Royalists, under the Earl of Crawford, repulsed in
an attack on the town.--Dorchester (Aug. 2) laken possession of by the Earl of Caernarvon, for the King. — Weymouth and Portland Castle (Aug. 9) surrendered by the Parliamentarians to the Earl of Caernarvon.Warehamn (Nov. 23) surprised, plundered, and 200 Royalists made prisoners by the Parliamentarian garrison of Poole. 1644. Near Poole (Feb. 18) Lord Inchiquiu's frish regiment defeated, and
two pieces of ordoance taken by the Parliamentarian garrisons of Poole and Wareham.-Near Dorchester (Feb. 20) convoy sent by Prince Rupert defeated, 1c0 horse and 30001. in money taken by ihe garrison of Poole. At Holme Bridge (Feb. 27) Parliamentarians from Wareham, under Capt. Sydenham, defeated, and 40 men slain, by Capt. Purdon, of Lord Inchiquin's regimeot.-At Hemiock Castle (March) Parliamentarians, 'under Colonel Ware, defeated, and 200 prisoners taken in Lyme Regis by Lord Paulet and Sir John Berkeley.-Near Poole (March 22) a detachment of Parliamentarian horse defeated and chased into the town by Sir Thomas Aston.-Wareham (April) taken from the Parliamentarians, 39 slaio, 150 made prisoners, with 13 pieces of ordnance, by Colonel Ashburnham.-At Winterborn Whitchurch" (April) Sir John Miller and 100 Royalists taken prisoners by a detachment from Sir William Waller's army.-Between Poole and Blandford 16 of the Queen's regiment killed, 40 made prisoners, and 100 horse taken by the Parliamentarians of Poole.-Weymouth (June 15), with 80 pieces of ordnance, much ammunition, and many vessels taken, by the Parliamentarians under Sir William Balfour.-Blaodford Forum (July) plundered by the Parliamentariais under Major Sydenham.-Between Dorchester and Wareham, Lord Iachiquin and the Royalists defeated by Colonel Sydenham, 12 men slain, and 160 taken prisoners, of whom ? Irishmen were afterwards banged.-Wareham (Aug. 10) taken by the Parliamentariaos under Colonel Sydenbam and Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, afterwards Earl of Shaftesbury and Lord Chancellor.-At Abbotsbury, (Nov.) after a gallant ressistance, Colovel Strangeways and his regiment of Royalists taken prisoners by Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper.
1645. Weymouth and Melcombe Regis successfully defended for 18 days
against the Royalists, under General Goring and Sir Lewis Dives. Siege raised Feb. 26.-Wareham (April) surprised by the Royalists.-At Shaftesbury (Aug. 2) 50 of the leaders of the Club-men taken prisoners by Gen. Fleetwood ; and on Hamildon Hill (Aug. 4) 4000 of the Club-men defeated and dispersed by Cromwell, 60 slain, 400 prisoners and 12 colours taken. 1646. Corfe Castle, under Colonel Anketil, taken by Colonel Bingham and
the Parliamentarians.-Portland (April 9) surrendered by Colonel Gollop
to Vice-admiral Batten and tbe Pa amentarians. 1672. Off Lyme the English fleet worsted by the Dutch. 1685. At Lyme Regis the Duke of Monmouth, who had landed, June 11,
with about 100 men, remained recruitiog 'till the 15th, when he marched thence with an army of 2000 foot.-On the 13th, Lord Grey, with a detachment of 300 men from Lyme, surprised Bridport; but falling to plunder, the King's forces, which lay in a wood near the town, compelled them to retire with loss.—Of the 67 persons executed for this rebellion in this county, 12 suffered at Bridport, 13 at Dorchester, 13 at Lyme Regis, 12 at Sherbourne, 5 at Wareham, 2 at Weymouth, and the remainder at Poole, Shaftesbury, and Wimbourn Minster. Jobo Tutchin, author of the “Observator," was sentenced by Jefferies to be whipped through every town in the county, to be imprisoned 7 years, and pay a fine of 100 marks. He
petitioned to be hanged and was pardoned. 1747. At Poole (Oct. 7) the Custom House broken open about 12 o'clock in
the day, by about 60 armed smugglers, who carried off 4200 lbs. of tea. Many of the gang were afterwards taken and executed.
EMINENT NATIVES. Ashley, Sir Anthony, first brought cabbages into England from Holland, (died 1628.) Barker, Henry, divine, (died 1645.) Bingham, George, divine, answerer of Lindsay, Melcomb Bingham, 1715. Bingham, Bobert, Bp. of Salisbury, Melcomb Bingham, (died 1246.) Blandford, Walter, Bp. of Worcester, Melbury Abbas, 1619. Chafin, William, divine, anecdotist of Cranbourne Chase, Chettle, 1733. Coker, John, author of “Survey of Dorsetshire,” Mapouder, (died 1635.) Corfe, William de, Provost of Oriel, Deputy at Council of Constance, Corfe Castle, D'Ewes, Sir Symonds, antiquary, author of “ Parliaments of Eliz.” Coxden, 1602. Erle, Sir Walter, Colonel, Parliamentarian, Charborough (died 1665.) Frampton, Robert, Bp, of Gloucester, Pimpern, 1622. Frampton, Tregonwell, “ father of the turf," Moreton, 1641. Freke, Sir Thomas, benefactor, rebuilt the church, Ewern Courtney, 1563. Gibbon, Nicholas, divine, loyalist, Poole, 1605. Gower, Humphrey, divine and scholar, Master of St. John's, Cambridge, Dorchester,
1637. Gregory, Arthur, assistant to Secretary Walsingham, Lyme Regis (died about 1604.) Gundry, Nathaniel, Judge, Lyme Regis (died 1751.) Jane, Thomas, Bp. of Norwich, Milton Abbas, (died 1500.) Jolyff, George, physician, discovered the Vasa Lymphatica, East Stour, (died 1655.) Jordan, Ignatius, merchant, moral legislator, Lyme Regis, 1561. Laurence, Thomas, scholastic divine, Master of Baliol, Oxford (died 1657.) Laurence, William, lawyer, author on Marriage and Primogeniture, Wraxball, 1611. Maltravers, Sir John, cruel keeper of Edward II. Litchet Maltravers (died 1364 ) Martin, Thomas, civilian, Cerne Abbas, (died 1589.) Mew, Peter, Bp. of Winchester, Purse Candel, 1618. Mockett, Richard, divine, author of " De Politia Ecclesiæ,” Dorchester, 1577. Napier, Sir Robert, Chief Barou in Ireland, Puncknoll, (died 1615.) Oram, Samuel Marsh, poet, Shaftesbury. Pikes, William, Roman Catholic martyr, Dorchester, (suffered 1591.) Pitt, Roberi, physician, author of “ Frauds of Physic,” Blandford Forum, 1652. Poore, RICHARD, Bp. of Durham, founder of Salisbury Cathedral, Tarent Crawford,
1237. Riccard, Sir Andrew, merchant, President of the East India and Turkey Companies,
Portisham, 1604. Rogers, Robert, benefactor, founder of Alms-houses, Poole, (died 1601.) Ryves, John, divine, Blandford Forum, (died 1665.) Saywell, William, divine, Master of Jesus College, Oxford, Pentridge (died 1701.)
1820.] Bp. Marsh's “ Comparative View," &c.
15 Stone, William, loyal divine, Wimborne Minster, 1610. Strangeways, Giles, Colonel, loyalist, Melbury Sampford, 1615. Sydenham, William, colonel, Parliamentarian, Winford Eagle, 1615. Thompson, Sir Peter, antiquary and collector, Poole, 1698. Thornton, William, divine, Principal of Hart Hall, Oxford, Sherbourne, (died 1707.) Trenchard, Sir John, Secretary of State to William III. Litchet Maltravers, 1648. Trenchard, Sir Thomas, entertained Philip, King of Castile, Litchet Maltravers. Turberville, George, poet, Winterboro Whitchurch (for. 15th cent.) Walker, Clement, author of “ Hist. of Independency,” Tincleton (died 1651.) Watson, William, divine, lawyer, and physician, West Stone, 1665. Willis, John, writing-master, Child Ockford, 1698.
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ordine by the epithet monastico. “In taking therefore,” he adds, “an oath
Churches of England and Rome,” ed necessary to stipulate, that such by Dr. Marsh, now Bishop of Petere obedience should not prejudice the borough, is a work so valuable, on privileges of his own Order,” p. 236. account of the documents it contains, The best criticism in these cases is the general soundness and aculeness such as is founded on the history of of its reasoning, and the importance the affair. The rudiments of the episof the conclusions which it establishes, copal oath are to be found in Decrethat I am anxious to see it as free as tal. Greg. IX. lib. 2, cap. 24, sect. possible from every thing which may 4. This oath was first imposed by be deemed a defect, and diminish in a Pope Gregory; and modern critics, the slightest degree the effect of its Barrow, and the Roinish Annotator argument. It is with this view alone, on the Pontifical, Cataleni, agree in that I beg to point out an oversight supposing him to be the seventh of which occurs in page 237, of the 2d the name. The date is therefore about edition of this excellent work. “ Dr. A.D. 1076. The gloss, or interpretaDelahogue,” he writes, “in quoting tion on the place, in the edition of the the third canon of the fourth Lateran Decretals, printed at Venice, 1486, is Council, inserts in a parenthesis after “ secundum quod pertinet ad meum the words Hæreticis exterminatis, the honorem: quia non cum armis." This explanation id est, vi vocis expulsis. is simply a stipulation not to serve in Now the extermination of heretics by
war, a very necessary one at the time; the force of words, is a task too diffi- although the phrase acquired a new cult even for the Church of Rome.” On and alarming meaning in future times, turniog to the Lecturer of Maynooth’s and under other circumstances. If, Tract, “De Ecclesia Christi,” p. 263, however, Dr. Marsh erred in the true the passage will be found to be print- interpretation of the sentence, those ed thus - "exterminatis (id est ex vi adherents of Popery have erred far vocis expulsis.)" The author evi more inexcusably in every respect, dently meant to explain the word ex who have interpreted it as a reser. terminatis by the word expulsis, sup vation in favour of Protestant Rulers : posing some advantage to be derived
and“ to pretend,”as the learned writer from that explanation; and the sen- justly concludes, “that the clause was tence might be translated “extermic inserted for the purpose of saving alnatis, that is, agreeably to the force legiance to the Kings of England, is of the word expulsis." Dr. Marsh so absurd, that we may justly wonder inadvertently (as there cannot be the it could ever obtain credit." J. M. smallest doubt) dropped the word ex, and then his own meaning, in a grammatical view, became admissible. Mr. URBAN, Killington, June 14.
There is another point upon which N answer to the inquiry of M. H. I beg to submit some remarks. In part i. p. 290, give me leave to the account of the Oath taken by Ro state, that the copy of verses, entitled mish Bishops at their Consecration, “ To-Morrow,” was copied from the the author has attempted an expla Tyne Mercury, verbatim et literutim, nation of the sentence occurring in it with the exception of one Stanza, -salvo meo ordine --and interprets which, as not being thought equal
to the rest, was omitted. The son
“ Ever recollect that the aggregate of of the late Mr. Mitchel, the respect
our happiness is made up of little pleaable and able conductor of tbat News. sures, continually repeated : that buman paper, says, that his late father was misery consists of petty inconveniences last
year employed in the South of constantly recurring.” England in collectiog materials for
Speaking of Prayer, M. H. oba volume of Fugitive Poetry, and
serves, that this copy of verses was given frail and weak beings, that only can calm
“ That Prayer is the high privilege of him by a lady as the production of when the tumults of thought arise withio, Miss Susan Blamire (not Blapnil, as that only can bid the soul be still, and printed p. 290), of Thackwood-pook,
rest upon its God." near Carlisle, and which authority Recollect how desirable, how essential he never doubting, in consequence it is to become better as you become printed them as such. I have not, wiser : that, while by study and reflecat present, at hand the additional tion you improve your understanding, Stanza, otherwise I should have sent you must also zealously endeavour to it
you, as it might, perhaps, lead to improve your heart.” a discovery of who was the original and if not filled with laudable pursuits,
* The mind cannot endure a vacuum : author of those beautiful lines. I
will have recourse to trifles to fill up the have it in my power to procure a void. Hence the passions of envy and few more of the poetical composio vanity, the frivolities of dress, the rivaltions of Miss B. which, should this ship of beauty, which agitale successively seem to afford any pleasure to the the bosoms of those unemployed beings. generality of your readers, I shall have these tormentors of peace can never find equal pleasure in communicating. place in the heart of a girl, who has learnTake the followiog as a specie ed to place delight in the performance of
domestic duty and intellectual pursuits." Yours, &c.
OMICRON. On being advised to go abroad for change of air. Tune-"Rose-bud still in bearing." Mr. URBAN,
The following is a copy of an inBut let me still meander,
scription on a marble tablet in On these sweet banks I lov'd before.
the Parish Church of Boughton Mal. The heart o'ercharg'd with sorrow,
herb, in the county of Kent. Can find no joy in change of scene,
Nere this lyeih Dr. Leonell Sharpe, an
old and constant preacher for 40 yeares Nor can that cheat “ To-morrow" Be aught but what “ To-day" has been.
and upward of the free saveing grace of
Jesus Christ, by which ġrace he dyed If pleasure e'er o'ertakes me, Tis when I tread the wonted round,
assured of the pardon of bis siunes and Where former joy awakes me,
of bis coheritage with Christ Jesus. And strews its reliques o'er the ground.
Hee was Chaplaine first to the Earle of
Essex, and after his death to Queene Elin There's uot a shrub or flower,
zabeth, by her own choyse, after her to But telis some much-lov'd tale to me,
Prince Henery, and lastly to King James. Or paints some happy hour, Which I, alas! no more must see.
Briefly, he preached fruitfully, hee lived
chearefully, and he dyed ioyfully the first I cannot quit M. H. without re day of January, anno domini 1630, ætalis turniog my grateful thanks to her suæ 71: for the sincere pleasure which I re Fui Sharpius & parte mei meliori sum ceived from the perusal of her ele.
& totus ero quia caro mea requiescit in gant little voluine, " Affection's Gist.” spe una cum humanâ naturâ angelicâ claWith Mr. Urban's permission, I shall
ritale fruitura. transcribe a few observations with
The above appears to me to afford which I felt particularly gratified.
a strong corroboration of the truth “Seriously reflect, my beloved child, Queen Elizabetń's attachment to the
of the generally-received opioiou of before we can enjoy happiness, the wind must be prepared to receive it, -that there
memory of the unfortunate Earl of
Essex. is no trausmuting power in death, that unless we habituate the soul to virtue, and
Perhaps some of your Correspondto piety here, and endeavour to attain a ents inay be able to refer me to relish for those enjoyments we are pro. some of the histories of the times in mised in Heaven, even there happiness which this curious fact is mentioned. would be unknown to us."