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Dedication formam, In Dei nomine Amen. Nos Gualterus providentia Divina
ois er. Qxoniensis Episcopus Piae et religiosae Peticioni dilectorum in Christo
Filiorum Thomae Yate Sanctae Theologiae Professoris Principalis Aulje
Regiae et Collegij de Brasenose in Universitate Oxoniensi et Scholarium
ejusdem, favorabiliter annuere volentes, hoc integrum Claustrum
Capellae Collegij praefati adjacens, a pristinis et alijs quibusdam usibus
communibus et profanis separandum fore decernimus, et sic in per-
petuum separamus : ac idem in Coemiterium sive locum sepulturae pro
corporibus in dicto Collegio decedentium Christiano ritu humandis,
(quantum in Nobis est, ac de jure et Canonibus Ecclesiasticis, ac de
statutis hujus regni Angliae possumus) authoritate nostra Ordinaria et
Episcopali assignamus, ac per nomen Coemiterij Capellae Sancti
Hugonis et Ceddae designamus, dedicamus et in usum praedictum
consecramus, Et sic assignatum dedicatum et consecratum fuisse et
esse, et in futuris perpetuis temporibus remanere debere, palam et
public^ declaramus et pronuntiamus, ac Coemiterium Capellai Sancti



CONSECRATION OF BRASENOSE COLLEGE CHAPEL 163

Hugonis et Ceddae deinceps in perpetuum nuncupandum decernimus
per praesentes In nomine Patris Filij et Spiritus Sancti, Amen. Ean-
demque suo nomine subscripsit, et cum sententia Consecracionis
Capellae, eidem Doctori Deane sibi ad latus adstanti, commisit, atque
ut inter munimenta ac alia recorda in Archivis suis custodienda
reponerentur, indeque acta conficerentur in perpetuam rei memoriam
mandavit. Quibus ita peractis, Dominus Episcopus ad Sacram
Mensam rediens, manumque sacris utensilibus imponens, base verba
sequentia vel eis similia public^ protulit videlicet, What is here offered
and consecrated to G6d Let no man profane. Sequutse sunt dein
Publicae Prseces (Domino Doctore Yate Collegij Principale ministrante)
cum Psalmis et Lectionibus pro tempore accom[m]odis, et ad finem
Litanise quandam precationis formulam addidit Episcopus, processitque
ad Csenae Dominicae administracionem. Epistolam Domini Episcopi
Capellanus, Sacrosanctumque Evangelium Archi-Diaconus legit. Post
Symbolum Nicenum (Episcopo ad Cathedram revertente) Radulphus
Rawson Sanctas Theologiae Baccalaureus Collegijque Socius Sug-
gestum ascendens Thema desumpsit e Capite Vicesimo Exod: versu Sermon.
24°. Finita Concione recitabat Dominus Episcopus Sententias illas
hortatorias ad Eleemosynas, dum Communicaturi obtulerunt CoUecta
est Summa Undecim Librarum et Duodecim solidorum, quam in usum
Capellae expendendam decrevit. Finite tandem Hymno Gloria in
Excelsis etc. conclusit cum precatione selecta, et populum benedictione
dimisit. Acta fuerunt haec omnia et singula prsemissa sub modo et
forma superivis annotatis dicto Decimo Septimo die Novembris Anno
Domini, Regnique Regis antementionatis.

Et Nos Gualterus providentia Divina Oxoniensis Episcopus ante-
dictus in majorem fidem et testimonium prasmissorum omnium
et singulorum huic praesenti Instrumento subscripsimus lUud-
que Sigilli nostri Episcopalis appensione communiri fecimus et
mandavimus. Datum apud Oxoniam Tertio die mensis
Decembris Anno Domini Millesimo Sexcentesimo Sexagesimo
Sexto Et nostrae Consecrationis Anno Secundo.

Et Ego Joannes Price Publicus authoritate sufficiente
Notarius, atque in praesenti Consecracionis negotio in
Actorum Scribam assumptus, Quia in praemissorum toto
processu praesens personaliter interfui, Eaque omnia et
singula sic fieri, vidi, scivi et audivi, Idee hoc praesens
publicum Instrumentum manu mea propria fideliter
scriptum, de mandate Reverendi Patris praedicti exinde



164 COLLECTANEA. IV

confeci, publicavi, et in banc formam redegi, Nomineque
et Subscriptione meis solitis et consuetis subsignavi, ad id
rogatus specialiter et requisitus.

\Signed\ Gualt : Oxon.

\Seal attached to the document^

[Endorsed'] 17° Novembris 1666, Caroli 21 18°. Acta Consecra-
tionis sive Dedicationis Capellae Sanctorum Hugonis et Ceddae et
Claustri Capellae adjacentis in Ccemiterium sive Locum Sepulturse
infra Collegium de Brasenose Oxon.



CONSECRATION OF THE CHAPEL
OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, 1717

EDITED BY

J. R. MAGRATH, D.D.

Provost of Queen's College



IV.



For comparison with the earlier forms of consecration there
follows the order followed in the consecration of the Chapel
of Queen's College on the first of November, 17 19.

The form Is the same, mutatis mutandis^ as that used
fifteen years before at the consecration of the Chapel of
St. Catharine's Hall In Cambridge on the first of September,
1704. It is said to have been drawn up by Symon Patrick,
Bishop of Ely, who officiated at the earlier consecration.
Sir William Dawes, who was Master of St. Catharine's Hall
at that time, had become Archbishop of York and Visitor of
Queen's College In the Interval, and officiated at the later
consecration.

The form here given is printed from a manuscript copy,
found among the papers of Provost Smith (1730-56), which
came Into my hands by purchase some years back. The
scribe was not conversant with Latin, and some amusing
blunders are observable. The text has been compared with
the printed copy of the St. Catharine's consecration, which is
found as a supplement to the edition of the Sermon preached
on the occasion by John Leng, B.D., and Fellow of the said
Hall, printed at the University Press In Cambridge, 1704.

The copy of this pamphlet in the library of Queen's College
has prefixed to it the Sermon preached by John Gibson, S.T.P.,
Provost of the said College, and Prebendary of Lincoln, at
the consecration of the New Chapel, and was given to the
library by the Provost.

The Bishop of Bristol in his History of St. Catharine s
College (p. 158) refers to a copy in the Bodleian Library of the
St. Catharine's form altered in pen and Ink for the consecra-
tion of Queen's Chapel. I have an impression also that
I have seen such a copy, but diligent search in the Bodleian
has failed to discover it.

In the notes to what follows St. Cath. Is used In referring to
the Cambridge form of consecration, MS. to the reading of the
manuscript where it differs from the text adopted.

J. R. M.



THE

Form of Confecration

O F T H E

Chappel of ^eens College

In the University of O x f o r d,

Performed the Firft Day of November^ I7I9^



By the Most Rev Father in God,

S^ WILLIAM DAWBS,

Lord Arch-Bishop oiYORK,

Visitor of y^ said College.



Sub umbra alarum tuarum "*.
Reginas erunt Neutrices tuas ^.



' S — (MS.). ^ Altered trom 1717. ^ Erasure.

* This is the motto of Sir Joseph Williamson, a liberal contributor to the
rebuilding of the College. In the MS. these two lines are partly obliterated.

^ This is the motto of the College. The first e in Neutrices is of course a
blunder.



FORMA

CONSECRATIONIS

Capell^ in Collegio
REGINjE Oxon.



PRiMO die Novembris A.D. 1719 ^ Hora nana ma/uiina, Reverendis-
simus in Chrisio Pater Will : Dawes Baronettus 4" Archi-
Episcopus Ebor: Sfc. Ponlificalihus indutus in Exieriore CapellcB
parte Prcepositum Sf Socios Collegij superpelliceis S)' caputijs suis
indutos ad hunc modum alloquebatur.

I am come hither at your Request, pray what is it you now desire
of me?

Turn PrcEpositus CoUegij\ prcBfata humillime Reverentia, Schedulam
porrigit, cui Titulus.

The Humble Petition of y® Provost & Fellows

of the College of Queens in ye University of Oxon To y® most
Revd Father in God, WILL^ DA WES Lord Arch-Bishop of
York for ye Consecration of their New Chappel.

Quam Schedulam sua ^ sociorum nomine clara voce perlegebai in
hcEc verba.

Most Rev^ Father in God,

IN ye Name of Us, y^ Provost & Fellows of ye College of
Queens in ye University of Oxon I JOHN GIBSON Provost of
ye said College do humbly represent unto your Grace, yt whereas ye

1 Septembris A.D. 1717 (MS.).



CONSECRATION OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE CHAPEL 169

said College was by length of Time so very much decayd in most of its
Buildings (y® Chappel as well as others) y* it was necessary to rebuild
y® same, & y® same c^ not be Built in a regular & uniform manner,
wtliout altering y® situation of y® Chappel of y® said College : And
whereas upon these considerations, we have (being enabl'd thereunto
by the liberal Contribution of D^ Lancaster our late worthy Provost)
erected a Chapel, in a new Place, much more convenient & decent for
y® publick worship of God in y® said College : Now we y® said Provost
& Fellows do become humble Suitors to your Grace as Gods Minister,
as a Bishop of his Church, & in his stead, to decree this Chappel to
be severed from all comon & profane uses, & so to sever it : as also by
y® word of God & Prayer, and other Spiritual & Religious Duties, to
Dedicate & Consecrate it to y® Sacred Name of God, & to his Serv<5«
& worship only : Promising for Ourselves & our Successors after us,
yt We will ever hold it as an Holy Place, even as Gods House, & use
it accordingly, & y* we will from time to time, & ever hereafter, as
need shall be, see it conveniently Repaird & decently furnishd, in such
sort as a Chappel ought to be, & duly say Divine Servce in y® same at
y® times appointed, Sc perform all other such Offices & Duties, as by
y® Canons of y® Church & y® Laws of y® Realm every College is bound
to perform. In witness whereof, We y® said Provost and Fellows of y®
said College have caus'd the Comon Seal of y® said College to be
hereunto affix'd, y® first day of November ^, in y® 3d year of y® Reign of
our most Gracious Sovereign (Lord King'') George by y® Grace of
God, of England, Scotland, France, & Ireland^ King Defender of y®
Faith &c. Annoq^ Domini 1719 ^

Post hcBc Archi-Episcopus rogavit,
Is this your desire ?

Hoc auiem a Prceposito Sf Socijs affirmato, Inquit

In the Name of God let us begin.

Turn in ipso limine, ad introitum Archi-Episcopus Benedixit
loco in hunc modum,

I Was glad when they said unto me, We will go into y® House
of y® Lord.

Peace be w^l^in these Walls, & Prosperity w^^in this Place.
O Pray for y® Peace of Jerusalem) They shall prosper yt Love
Thee.

' Sepf. (MS.). * Crossed out. ' Altered from 1717.



I70 COLLECTANEA. IV

Tunc paulatim procedens, gentbus flexis ^- manihus versus Orienteni
levatis, hujusmodi Orationem solus habuit, Cceteris in exteriore
Capella genu flee ten tibus.

O Eternal God, who fillest Heaven & Earth with thy Glorious
Presence, & canst not be comprehended wt^in ye largest
Circuit, much less in y" narrow House w^b we are now come to set apart
for thy Worship & Service : Nevertheless since it hath pleased Thee to
promise thy special Presence there, where two or three are gathered
together in thy Name : We do here with all Humility wholly devote &
dedicate this Place f"^ henceforth for ever unto Thy Divine INIajesty :
And utterly separating it from all other uses, do Consecrate it to thy
Worship & Service alone, for y^ Offering up y® Sacrifice of Praise &
Thanksgiving & Prayer unto Thee, for Hearing Thy Holy Word, &
Celebrating thy Sacraments. It is a great Boldness indeed in us to
appropriate any Earthly thing to so great a Majesty: And I thy
Minister am very unworthy to appear before Thee in so honourable
an Employment ; But we are encourag'd by Thy infinite Mercies to
hope, that Thou wilt pardon our Offences, & condescend to be present
among us in this Religious Action. Vouchsafe O Lord to accept it
graciously at our hands, take this for thine own House, & to pour
down Thy Blessings upon us, & all others who now or hereafter come
into it to call upon Thee ; And give both us & them thy Grace, when-
soever we make our addresses here unto Thee, to bring hither holy
Thoughts, pure Hearts, Bodies undefiled & Minds sanctified, that we
may offer up acceptable Sacrifices unto Thee, Through our Blessed
Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ ; To whom w*^ y® Father, 6,'c-

Qua finita, convocabaiur Congregatio, 6( tunc preces ordinaricB
recitabantur.

Loco Psalmorum comunium, legebantur Psalmi'^ xxvii. Lxxxiv.

Pro lee tione prima, 2 Chron. Cap. vi. ab initio adv. 22.

Tunc sequebatur Te Deum.

Pro Lectione secunda, S. Johan, Cap. x. vers 22 usq^ ad finem.
Jubilate
I believe in God, ^r.

Post usitatas Collectas hanc specialem addidit Archi-Episcopus.

OMost Great & Glorious Majesty of Heaven & Earth, who art high
above all Nations, & thy Glory above y^ Heavens ; who is like
unto the Lord our God who dwelleth on high, & yet humbleth himself to

* In the Cambridge Consecration Psalm xxiv was also read. The omission may
be due to the scribe.



CONSECRATION OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE CHAPEL 171

behold y« things y* are in Heaven & Earth ? Behold, O Lord, us thy
unworthy Servants, who are here supplicating thy Divine Majesty ; &
behold this place, w^b we are embold'n'd by y® Examples of thy Saints
in all Ages, to Consecrate to thy Service. Testify, O Lord, thy
gracious acceptance of it, by granting the Petitions wc^ are made to
Thee in this Place ; & by disposing y® Hearts of those y* here
worship Thee, to offer up themselves w^^ pure & devout affections to
Thee. Possess yi" w^^ such a great, awfull & reverent sense of Thee
when they here approach unto Thy Majesty, that they may feel thou
art present \i^^ Them in Prayer & hearing thy holy Word, & receiving
the Sacramt of Christ's Body & Blood, & in all other Duties (of
whatsoever sort they be) that are perform'd in this Place. Grant,
O Lord, that they may have their desir'd effect ; «fe y* by our sensible
encrease in faith & Holiness, we may know Thou art among us of
a Truth, according to y® Promise of our Blessed Saviour, that if we
love him, and keep his word, Thou wilt love us & come unto us, &
make thy abode wt^^ us. To him w* Thee, O Father, & ye Holy
Ghost, be all Honour Glory & Praise, both now & evermore.
Amen.

Tunc incipiehat Liiania.

In fine cujus ipse A rchi-Episcopus hanc habuit Oralionem, immediate
ante illam Sancti Chrysostomi.

O Almighty God, who dwellest not in Temples made w^h hands, &
yet hast ^ always vouchsaf't to accept of y® devout affections of
thy poor Creatures in erecting & separating ^ special places for divine
Offices, & there hast been graciously pleas'd to grant their requests : We
most humbly beseech Thee to accept Our this Days Duty & Service
of Dedicating this Chappel to Thy great & dreadful Name : Be -Thou
always present in y^ Assemblies of thy faithfull Servants, who shall
meet together in this Sacred Place, to Worship thee & to beg thy
Blessing. Bless them, O Lord, w*-^ y^ abundance of thy Grace :
fulfill all their Petitions w^b they make unto Thee, according to thy
will : especially their Prayers for thy Holy Spirit, to fill them w^^ ye
Knowledge of thy Will in all Wisdom & Spiritual Understanding;
that they may walk worthy of Thee unto all pleasing, being fruitful in
every good work, & encreasing in y^ Knowledge of Thee our God.
Through Jesus Christ our onely mediator & advocate. Amen.

* has (MS.). * seperating (MS.).



172 COLLECTANEA. IV

Post Benedictionem populi cantabaiur hymnus e Psalmo Lxxxiv

versibus i, 2, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13.
Turn sequebatur Concio.
Deinde Hymnus alter e Capita vi. 2 Chron. versibus 18, 19, 20,

21, 41.
Quihus peractis, Archi-Episcopus se ad Eucharistz'am parabat, Sf h
septentrionaW^ parte Mensa starts recitabat Decalogum, S^c,

Post Collectam pro Rege hanc specialem addidit.

MOst Blessed Saviour, who by thy bodily Presence at y^ feast of
Dedication, didst approve & honour such Religious Service '^ as
this wcli we now perform ^ : vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, to make Thy
self spiritually present to us, both now & always, at this Holy feast
upon thy Body & Bloud, whensoever it shall be prepard for us here at
thy Table in this House. Stir up in us, by ye Power of thy Holy
Spirit, such Heavenly thoughts & affections : work in us such godly
resolution to dedicate our selves intirely to Thee, y* we may worthily
comemorate thy wonderful Love in Dying for us. And because Holi-
ness becometh thine House for ever, Consecrate us, both in Soul &
Body, to be an Holy Temple to thine own self ; That Thou dwelling
in our Hearts by faith & Love, we may be so cleans'd from all sinful
affections, as to be devoutly given to serve Thee in all good works ;
to ye Glory of thy Blessed Name ; to w™ w^'o. ye Father & ye Holy
Ghost, be all Honour & Glory world wt^out end. Amen.

Pro Epistola legebatur i Corinth. Cap. in. ver. 16. ad Finem.
Pro Evangelio, S. Johan. Cap. 11. a vers. 13. a:</ 18.
Dein Symbolwn NiccEnum.

Tunc offerebantur nova qucedam vasa m usum sacra menscB, qua:
Archi-Episcopus sacravii hac prece.

MOst Blessed Lord, Accept, we beseech Thee, of ye oblation
we make unto Thee of these Vessels, w^li we humbly dedicate
to thy Divine Service at thy Holy Table. And as * we now give them up
wholly to thy use in the ministration of ye Holy CoiTiunion of Christ's
Body & Bloud, so we pray Thee to receive y™ for thine own. Preserve
ym fm being any way profan'd ; & being here set apart & consecrated
by our office & ministry to Thy Service, let them always continue to be
so employ 'd through Jesus Christ our onely Lord «& Saviour. Amen.

> spetentrionali (MS.). ' Services (St. Cath.).

' prel'orm (MS.). * omitted in MS.



CONSECRATION OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE CHAPEL 173
Ximc in Cathedram ^ Archi-Episccpits se collocabat,

actumq^ Consccralionis {pileo tectus) promulgabat in hunc
modum.

IN NOMINE DEI; Amen. Nos Gvlikimv^ permisswne divina,
Ebor : ArcMepiscopus, hanc Capellam, in Colkgio Regine Oxon
de novo Jam constriiciam ^ 6( cBdificatam, contineniem intra muros ejusdem
in longitiidine, ab Oriente ad Occidenievi, centum 4' viginti pedes aut

circiter^, in latiiuditte vera ab Aquilone ad Austrum, pedes aut

circiter^, Divino Cultui Sf Divinorum Celebrationi, 4* /'zwz ad Sacra-
menta Sf Sacramenialia in eadem administranda, quam ad preces Deo
fu7idendas &f verbum Dei pure & sincere proponendum Sf pra:dicandum,
ac ad mortuos {si sit necesse Sf visum */uerit) inhumandos 6f sepeliendos ^ :
ac ccctera omnia Sacra, Religiosa ac Divina perficienda, quce de jure
divino ac etiam Legibus, Sanctionibus Sf Constitutionibus Ecclesicz
nostrcB AnglicancB in ea parte sunt requisita Sf necessaria {ac si sigil-
laiim in prcBsentibus essent specificatd) modo Sf forma in similibus
jam de Jure usitatis 4' usitandis, in Dei honorem, ani7narum salutem
6f usus sacros hujus CollegiJ ^' aliorum in hanc domum Convenientium
^' Congregantium, quantum in nobis est 6f de Jure legibus Sf statuiis
hujus Inclyti Regni AnglicE possumus ^* nobis licet ; Consecramus
& Dedicamus in nomine Patris, Filij & Spiritus Sancti Atq^ sic
Cofisecratam, Dedicatam, Sf Assignatam, Deo optimo maximo esse,
4' in futuris temporibus ita remayiere debere, palam Sf publice Pro-
nimciamus 6f Declaramus : Omnesq^ Sf singulos qui eam consulto
^- de indusiria polluent, aut ad profanos usus trans/erent^, tanquam
sacrilegos Anathematizandos Decernimus.

In cujus rei Testimonium, sigillum nostrum Archi-Episcopale prcE-
sentibus apposuimus, hoc primo die mensis Novembris'', Anno Domini
millesimo septingentesimo undevigesimo^ : Annoqj Regni Domini nostri
Georgij, Dei gratia, Anglice, ScoticB, francicB Sf Hibernice Regis ^,
Jidei de/ensoris ^-c. Sexto"^^ nostrceq^ Translationis Anno sexto ".

Actum Consecratioms ita promulgatum, Sf coram Notario publico
subscriptum, super Altar e venerabundus offer ebat Archi-Epis-
copus.

1 Capellam (MS.). » constniam (MS.)- » cerciter (MS.).

* visu (MS.). ' splendidos (MS.). « tranferent (MS.).

"^ Septembris (MS.). * septingessimo septendecim (MS.).

® ReginEe (MS.). Queen Anne was reigning in 1704.

'" Tertio (MS.). The date of the dedication of Katherine Hall Chapel was in
the third year of Queen Anne.
"■ decimo septem ^MS.).



174 COLLECTANEA. IV

Post hcEc populus universus non cofhunicaturus dimittehatur 4' porta
claudebatur : 6f deinde ArcM-Episcopus pergebat ad Eucharis-
tt'am administrandam.
Qua ^ finila, hanc Gratulationem addidit.

WE Bless thy Great & Glorious Name, O Lord our God, that
it pleaseth Thee to have thy habitation among men, and to
dwell in y^ Assemblies of y® Righteous. And Blessed be thy Name,
yt thou hast rais'd up such Benefactors to y" College as have enabl'd
y°^ to build y^ House, wherein we are now assembl'd, to thy Praise &
Glory. Good Lord still bless y™, & prosper y® works of their Hands
upon them; Lord prosper Thou their handy work. Let all useful Learn-
ing, true Religion, & unfeigned Piety always flourish in this Society;
that from thence may proceed many able persons fit to serve Thee
both in Church & State. And for that end, encline them duly to
resort unto This Thy House, to beg Thy Blessing upon their studies,
& to recomend themselves unto thy Grace & Favour through Jesus
Christ our onely Lord & Saviour, Amen.

I Tim. I. 17.
Now unto y*' King Eternal^ Immortal, Invisible, y^ only''- wise God, be
Honour Sf Glory [thrd'out all Churches'\ ^ for ever ^- ever. Amen.
Post hcBc vota, dimissi sunt Comunicantes cum hac benedictione.

The Peace of God, wch passeth all understanding [keep your
Hearts & Minds in ye Knowledge & Love of God & of his Son Jesus
Christ our Lord : And yp Blessing of God Almighty, y® Father y^ Son
and ye Holy Ghost be amongst you and remain w*'*^ you always.
Amen.] *.

» Qiise (MS.). " Onely (St. Cath.).

' The words in brackets are not in the Cambridge form.

* In the Cambridge form the words in brackets are represented by &c.



PART IV

THOMAS BASKERVILLE'S ACCOUNT
OF OXFORD

c. 1670-1700



EDITED BY

HUMPHREY BASKERVILLE, M.A.
Oriel College



PREFACE



The following account of Oxford, written towards the close
of the seventeenth century, by Thomas Baskerville, Lord of the
Manor of Sunningwell, in Berkshire, is transcribed from MS.
Rawlinson D. 8io in the Bodleian Library. Except for short
extracts, in Robinson's series of college histories, no part of it
has hitherto ever been printed, so far as I know ^ Of the
author little is known, save that he was the fourth son of
Hannibal Baskerville, of Bay worth House, Sunningwell, where
he was born in 16302. He came of the ancient family of
Baskerville, of Eardisley Castle, in the county of Hereford,
where the Baskervilles had been settled for some centuries.
His grandfather, Sir Thomas Baskerville, was an Elizabethan
general of some repute, and worthily maintained the reputa-
tion of the family, always, in the words of Fuller, * famous
and fortunate in their military achievements 3.'

Unlike him, however, our author and his father both
preferred a life of leisure, devoted to the study of the past,
to one of distinction on the battle-field.

Athough he was never himself at the University, he had
a considerable acquaintance with its members, for his father,
who was admitted to Oriel in 1623, but subsequently, for
some reason unknown, migrated to Brasenose, was well known

* Some notice, however, of these collections is to be found in the notes of
Dr. Bliss to his Reliquiae Heamianae, 1857, p. 963 (in reference to mention by
Heame at p. 457), and to his second edition of the Life of Wood, printed by the
Eccles. Hist. Soc. in 1848, pp. 84-5.

' He died on Feb. 9, 1720, and was buried at Sunningwell.

' Sir Thomas, who died in 1597, was buried in the choir of old St. Paul's
Cathedral, and a copy of his monument there is still preserved in the southern
transept of Sunningwell Church.



178 COLLECTANEA. IV

in the University in his day, and in spite of his friend Anthony
Wood's description of him as a ' melancholy and retir'd man,'
took pleasure in welcoming his friends at Bayworth, where
he lived a quiet and studious life.

This account, then, has some interest in that it serves to
shew the impression which Oxford made on the mind of
a refined and cultured country squire at a time when the
University was gradually settling down after the troubles of
the Great Rebellion and the Restoration of the King.

With the exception of those passages which do not directly
refer to Oxford, it is here printed verbatim, but all omissions
have been indicated.



H. B.



Crowsley Park, Henley-on-Thames,
April, 1904.



THOMAS BASKERVILLE'S ACCOUNT
OF OXFORD, c. 1670-1700



[Foil, i-ii are blank.]
Note concerning the Mustek [t. e. musicians] in Ch. Ch. : — fol. 1 2



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