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He said, he was sensible of it, and thought it reasonable to do as I desired.

6. I craved leave of him to mention one thing more, which, in justice to my family, especially my wife, I ought to do, that I should be more than undone by the great and necesfary charge of coming into this place, and must therefore be an humble petitioner to his majesty, that, if it should please God to take me out of the world, that i muft unavoidably leave my wife a beggar, he would not suffer her to be fo ;"and that he would graciously be pleased to consider, that the widow of an archbishop of Canterbury, which would now be an odd figure in England, could not decently be supported by so little, as would have contented her very well if I had died a dean. To this he gave a very gracious anfwer, 'I promise you to take care of her."

The king's nomination of the dean to the archbishopric of Canterbury had been agreed between them to be postponed till after the breaking up of the session of parliament, which was prorogued on the fifth of January, 1690-1; when it was thought proper to defer it still longer, on account of his majesty's voyage to Holland.

While his majesty ftayed in England, he was resolved to fill the vacant sees, from which he had been hitherto diverted by the dean's advice, who was reproached for it by the king at his return from Flanders, and was now obliged himself to consent to his

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majesty's nomination of him to the archbishop ric in council, on the twenty-third of April, 1691.

Immediately after this public declaration, he went to the deprived archbishop, ftill at Lambeth ; and sent in his name by several servants, and stayed a long time for an answer, but was forced to return without receiving any; an incivility which he had not at all deserved of his predecessor ; whose reputation, integrity, and wisdom, when afperfed by others, he had often vindicated to the king.

The conge d'efire being granted on the first of May, be was elected on the sixteenth, confirmed on the twenty-eighth, and, having retired to his house on Saturday the thirtieth, which he spent in fafting and prayer, in the manner represented from his own account in short-hand at the end of his works, was consecrated the day following, being Whitsunday, in the church of St. Mary.le. Bow, by Dr. Peter Mew, bishop of Winchester ; Dr. William Lloyd, biit:op of St. Afaph; Dr. Gilbert Burnet, bishop of Sarum ; Dr. Edward Stillingfleet, bishop of Worcester ; Dr. Gilbert Ironfide, bishop of Bristol; and Dr. John Hough, bishop of Oxford ; in the presence of Henry, duke of Norfolk; Thomas, marquis of Carmarthen, lord-president of the council; Wil. liam, earl of Devonshire; Charles, earl of Dorset ; Charles, earl of Macclesfield; Thomas, carl of Falconberg; Robert, lord Lucas, and divers other persons of rank; who attended

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the folemnity, to express the greit eleem and respect which they had for his grace, and the fatisfaction which they had in his promotion.

The consecration fermon was preached, on John xxi. 17, by Mr. Ralph Barker, afterwards his chaplain, whom his grace had desired to perform that office.

Four days after his confecration, on the fourth of June, he was sworn of the privy.“ council, and, on the eleventh of July, had a' restitution of the temporalities of his fee. The queen likewise granted him all the profits of it from the Michaelmas preceding, which then amounted to two thousand five hundred pounds. He continued to live at the deánry of St. Paul's till the latter end of the year 1691, and in the mean time built a large apartment at Lambeth house for his wife, repaired the whole, altered the windows and lights of the archbishop's lodgings, also wainscorted many rooms, and made other improvements there ; which being finished, he removed thither, as appears from a memorandum in his own hand. writing, on the twenty-fixth of November, 1691.

The malice and party.rage, which he had felt the effects of before he was raised to the archbishopric, broke out with full force, upon his advancement, in all the forms of insult: one instance of which, not commonly known, deserves to be mentioned here.

Soon after his promotion, while a gentleman was with him, who came to pay his compli

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majesty's nomination of him to the archbishop ric in council, on the twenty-third of April, 1691.

Ímmediately after this public declaration, he went to the deprived archbishop, ftill at Lambeth; and sent in his name by several servants, and stayed a long time for an answer, but was forced to return without receiving any; an incivility which he had not at all deserved of his predecessor ; whose reputation, integrity, and wisdom, when afpersed by others, he had often vindicated to the king.

The conge d'efire being granted on the first of May, he was elected on the fixteenth, confirmed on the twenty-eighth, and, having retired to his house on Saturday the thirtieth, which he spent in fafting and prayer, in the manner represented from his own account in short-hand at the end of his works, was confecrated the day following, being Whitsunday, in the church of St. Mary-le-Bow, by Dr. Peter Mew, bishop of Winchester; Dr. William Lloyd, biihop of St. Asaph; Dr. Gilbert Burnet, bishop of Sarum ; Dr. Edward Stillingfeet, bishop of Worcester ; Dr. Gilbert Ironside, bishop of Bristol; and Dr. John Hough, bishop of Oxford ; in the prefence of Henry, duke of Norfolk ; Thomas, marquis of Carmarthen, lord-president of the council; Wil. liam, earl of Devonshire; Charles, earl of Dorset ; Charles, earl of Macclesfield; Thomas, carl of Falconberg ; Robert, lord Lucas, and divers other persons of rank; who attended

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the folemnity, to express the greit eleem and respect which they had for his grace, and the fatisfaction which they had in his promotion.

The consecration fermon was preached, on John xxi. 17, by Mr. Ralph Barker, afterwards his chaplain, whom his grace had desired to perform that office.

Four days after his confecration, on he fourth of June, he was sworn of the privycouncil, and, on the eleventh of July, had a' restitution of the temporalities of his fee. The queen likewise granted him all the profits of it from the Michaelmas preceding, which then amounted to two thousand five hundred pounds. He continued to live at the deánry of St. Paul's till the latter end of the year 1691, and in the mean time built a large apartment at Lambeth house for his wife, repaired the whole, altered the windows and lights of the archbishop's lodgings, also wainscorted many rooms, and made other improvements there ; which being finished, he removed thither, as appears from a memorandum in his own hand. writing, on the twenty-fixth of November, 1691.

The malice and party-rage, which he had felt the effects of before he was raised to the archbishopric, broke out with full force, upon his advancement, in all the forms of insult: one instance of which, not commonly known, deserves to be mentioned here.

Soon after his promotion, while a gentleman was with him, who came to pay his compli.

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