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to that living. It is said that Mr. Bateman has lately been made chaplain of
the Duke of Beaufort, and is likely to have the living of Badminton soon.

* Blomfield in his History of Norfolk says that there was a Miln Lane in Lynn, but
meutions no church of St. Peter there. — Ed.

Nov. 15-16.] VOLUME CXX, PAGES 40-45 67

puritatis vasculum, norma sanctitatis, tua per suffragia veniam peccatis et vitam
in gloria praesta cum beatis.^ Ora pro nobis, beate Petre. Ut [sic\.

Oratio. Quaesumus, omnipotens deus, ut beati martiris tui fidem congrua
defencione sectemur, qui eiusdem fidei delectatione martirii palmam meruit
optinere, per &c.

Beseke we Ihu. Cristes merci for ))e pees & for ))e state, of holy chirche, for J)e
pope of Rome & for \e cardinalis and for the partriark of Jerusalem & for alle J)0
))at J)e state & J)e pes of holi chirche mayntenen & susteinen. And for Jie erche-
byshop of Caunterberi & for the byshop of Norwych & for |)e priour of J)is toune
&. for alle erchebyschoppis & byschopis, for abbotis & for priouris & for alle men 10
& wymmen of religioun. Also we schal beseken Ihu. Cristes merci for J)e kyng
of Englond & for )je quen & for here children & for ))e barnage of |)e land &
speciali for })e kyng of England ))at god sende him grace to ouercomen his
enemys. Also beseke we Ihu. Cristes merci for J)e holi cros that god brynge
it into Cristen mannes power & for the fruyte J)at is on erthe J)at god sende it
sich wedering })at it may come man to helpe. Also we shcal beseken Ihu Cristis
merci for alle schipmen, for alle chapmen, for all pilgrimes, for alle palmares &
for J)e mayer of ^is toun & for alle J)e gode men of ))is toune ; and for ))o |)at
ben indette or in dedley synne, f)at god bringe hem out hereof J)e rather for ower
prayer. Also we shcal beseken Ihu Cristes merci for pe Aldreman of ))is gilde 20
& for alle J?e gilde brejjerin & sistren J)at J)is gilde first begunnen & lengest
schalen it up helden & mayntenen ; & J)arto seyeth a pater noster & an ave pur

Deus misereatur nostri & benedicat nobis ; illuminet vultum suum super nos
& misereatur nostri. Ut cognoscamus in terra viam tuam, in omnibus gentibus
salutare tuum. Confiteantur tibi populi, Deus ; confiteantur tibi populi omnes.
Laetentur & exultent gentes, quoniam iudicas populos in aequitate & gentes in
terra dirigis. Confiteantur tibi populi, Deus ; confiteantur tibi populi omnes ;
terra dedit fructum suum. Benedicat nos Deus Deus noster, benedicat nos
Deus. Metuant eum omnes fines terrae. Gloria Patri &c. Sicut erat &c. 30
Kyriel', Cristel', Kyriel'. Pater noster. Et ne nos. Sed libera nos a malo.
Domine, fiat pax in virtute tua, et abundancia in turribus tuis.

Deus, a quo sancta desideria, recta consilia, merita fiunt opera, da servis tuis
illam quam mundus dare non potest pacem, ut & corda nostra mandatis tuis
dedita &, hostium sublata formidine, tempora sint tua proteccione tranquilla.
Per Cristum dominum nostrum, Amen.

Also we schal beseken Ihu. Cristis merci for oure fadir soulis, For oure
modir soulis, For oure bretheren soulis & For oure sistirin soulis ; And
for f)e soulis J)at ben in ]?e peynes of purgatori ]>at god lesse here peyne
& bringe hem to J)e ioie J)at evere schal laste. And for alle \e gilde bre))erin 4°
soulis of ]jis gilde, ]jat dede bene, for hem & for us & for alle Cristen seyeth
a Pater noster & an ave pur charite.

De profundis clamavi [&c. . . .], et ipse redimet Israel ex omnibus iniquita-
tibus eius. Kyriel', Cristel', Kyriel' ; pater noster ; et ne nos ; sed libera nos
a malo. Requiem aeternam dona eis, domine ; et lux perpetua luceat eis.
A porta inferi Erue, domine, animas eorum. Credo videre bona domini in terra
vivencium. Requiescant in pace. Amen.

Inclina, domine, aurem tuam ad preces nostras quibus misericordiam tuam
supplices deprecamur ut animas famulorum famularumque tuarum quas de hoc
seculo migrare iussisti in pacis ac lucis regione constituas & sanctorum tuorum 5°
iubeas esse consortes ; per &c.

And for* sowlle William Gren, Alderman & Isabella uxor eius & for J)e
sowlle of Alys Cowper J)e wyffe off Thomas Cowper. Item for J)e \s'tc\ Symkyn

^ This is written by Hearne as prose, but it is two verses of rhyme of eight lines
each. — Ed.

' A note by Hearne ' In a later hand ; I have observed the faults.'

F 2


Parke, Aldirman. Item for J>e sowlle off John Pecoke & Agnes uxor eius.
Item for )je sowlle Thomas Offard & Emotte uxor eius.

At the same time I received from Samuel Gale, Esq., another old velom
writing, w^h he had also borrowed for my use, containing as follows : —

Universis sanctae matris ecclesiae filiis ad quorum noticiam praesentes
litterae pervenerint, Thomas permissione diuina Wygorniensis episcopus
salutem in domino sempiternam. Cupientes per allectiva indulgenciarum
munera mentes fidelium quantum cum deo possumus ad caritativae devo-
cionis opera excitare, de dei omnipotentis misericordia, suae matris gloriosae,
10 sanctorum Oswaldi & Wlstani patronorum nostrorum omniumque sanctorum
mentis & precibus confidentes, omnibus parochianis nostris & aliis, quorum
diocesani banc nostram indulgenciam ratam habuerint, de peccatis suis vera
poenitentibus & confessis, qui ad fabricam ecclesiae fratrum heremitarum
ordinis sancti Augustini apud Clare Londoniensis diocesis aliquid de bonis a deo
sibi collatis contulerint, procuraverint vel in extremis legaverint, quadraginta
dies de iniuncta sibi poenitencia misericorditer in domino relaxamus. In cuius
rei testimonium sigillum nostrum presentibus est appensum. Dat' apud Clare
quarto Kal. Mail, anno domini MCCC decimo octavo.

The seal appendant, viz. the Bp in Pontificals, but it is broke on both
20 sides.

Nov. 17 (Sun.). Tho' Mr. Murray formerly told me that Mr. Ayns-
worth was a Non-Juror, yet I find that he is a Presbyterian, and bears no
good Character at all among the Non-Jurors. Hence Dr. R. writes to
me thus in his Letter, of the 13*^ of this inst. : ' M^ Aynsworth bears no
credit amongst those of our notions. A sett of wretches there are who,
in a different from the Scripture sense, are all things to all men, not that
they may gain some, but all.' And of M"". Murray himself he is pleased
to write in the same letter as follows, where he is stiled by the name of
the Hounsdiich Pawnbroker, his Father having it seems been such.

30 ' The Hounsditch Pawnbroker's character is no secret. Whatsoever may
be his religion, if he has any, I never knew he had a God, but when he
called on him to attest something, I hope always truth ; a servile flatterer
and licker up of great men's spittle, a toad Eater to the E. of Ox . . . d,
as our relation [Tho. Rawlinson] was to VF. M . . . d, that is a Trumpetor
of his fame, learning &c. in this only differing from our relation, that he
breaths not unpaid. Much of his conversation are vaunts of his intimacy
with this great Peer, that learned antiquary, and (to tack up all) in comes
his bandbox of curiosities which are as venal as himself. What pieces
has not the place where I sit paid for some part, perhaps the least

40 valuable of its furniture.'' Extortion and even cunning to extremities
are no blemishes in his character. I much rejoice his Bond [to our
relation T. R.] is discharged tho' in balancing our account he over-
reached me a triffle [sic\' Thus the D''., wch by no means agrees with
the opinion I always had of M^. Murray, \\^ if it should prove wrong,
I should be extremely sorry.

TTov. 17, 1728. Sir Thomas Sebrig' t to H. (Rawl, 9. 58). Asks that
the books be handed to Mr. Coppin, of Ail Sorls, who will recei%^e them if this
letter is shown to him. Has been ill with the gout. In future the books may
be sent to Mr. Gosling, bookseller, in Fleet Street, who shall have orders to
pay for them.

Nov. 16-21.] VOLUME CXX, PAGES 45-50 69

Nov. 18 (Mon.). Yesterday, died of the small Pox the eldest Daughter
(a very pretty young Woman of about 18 years old) of M^. Matthews,
a victualler near Smith Gate in S*. Peter's parish in the East, Oxford.
She was buried the same day, late at night, in S*. Peter's Churchyard.

Yesterday, in the afternoon at Prayer time, was buried in S*. Peter's
church in the East, Oxford, one M''. Wise, son of Alderman Wise of
Oxon., a young Gent, (who died of a Feaver on Thursday last) that bore
a very good Character. He was a Bach, of Arts of Brasennose Coll., of
well he had been chosen Fellow about a Month before.

One Stephens, A.M. & Fellow of Trinity Coll., having broached im- 10
pious blasphemous opinions, tending to Infidelity, tho' he be a man in
Orders, is ejected Trinity Coll., as he is also by D^. Butler's the Vice-
Chancellor's Programma the University. But I am told, this is not really
Expulsion (wct ought to be done solemnly in Convocation) but only
a proceeding against him for Contumacy, in not appearing at Court,
whither he was cited to answer in a legal manner. His Father is a
Lawyer at Henly upon Thames and bears a good Character.

Nov. 19 (Tu.). In the Library of the Royal Society is a copy of
All Souls College statutes. This D^. Rawlinson hath borrowed, for the
use of Mr. Anstis, who is printing a Latin book about Founders' Kins- 20
men. This work will have its embellishments of plates, pedigrees, &c.

Nov. 20 (Wed.). M"". Baker of Cambridge hath given me a compleat
copy of the Processional of Sarum, published in 4^0 very elegantly at
Paris, 1530. 'Tis a very great rarity, from w^ti we learn many customs
of the Church of Salisbury, particularly that of Episcopus Pueroriim, in
relation to wcli I subjoin something at the end of the Black Book of the
Exchequer, a work novv near finished.

Mr. Baker knows nothing more of the Parliament at Cambridge under
K. Rich. II, anno 1388, than that it was held at King's Hall (now part
of Trin. College). The Archbishop lodged at the House of the Carmelites 3°
near Queens' College. They have indeed orders for cleansing the streets
& other preparations w^li (Mr. Baker says) would be nothing to my

Mr. Baker is partly of my opinion as to Lord Bacon's Life of Henry VII.
It is finely wrote but wants vouchers. He seems rather to have given us
the Picture of a Politic Prince than an accurately true history.

Nov. 21 (Thur.). When I was lately with D^. Stratford, he asked
me what I thought of D^". White Kennett's new folio book. I told him,
I had seen it and that was all, being by no means disposed to read such
a very strange Rhapsody. * I agree with you,' said the D^., ' 'tis a very 40
strange odd Rhapsody, taken from all kinds of pamphlets that are printed,
without distinction, without hardly using any kind of MSS.; and yet,'
said the D^., ' I have read it all over ' ; w^b I told him I much wondered
at, it being such a heavy dull thing.

Nov. 19, 1728. H. to Marmaduke Allington, Esq., M.P. (Rawl. 27 B.
210). Explains that the late M. G. Drake, Esq., at the time of his death owed
Hearne 4 guineas for books supplied Sept. 6, 1726, and Sept. 5, 1727. Asks
that the debt be paid.


Nov. 22 (Fri.). Mr. Hill, formerly of Trinity College, who undertook
the Antiquities of Herefordshire, hath been dead a good while. I am told
he had made great collections, but what is become of them I know not.
I am pretty well satisfied that he was a boaster and not well qualified to
perform well. I could have wished that his collection were in such
a man's hands as M^. Brome of Ewithingtbn near Hereford, who hath all
the qualifications that are Requisite for such a work, but the iniquity of the
times and his own modesty have hindered us from enjoying what he had
of that kind, many years ago, designed for the publicke.

10 Nov. 23 (Sat.). Mr. Mattaire, I am told, makes great hast [sic] in his
edition of the Oxford Marbles.

I am told, D^. Freind's books are in a very curious condition, and that
they will be sold next month.

Dr. Rawlinson, I hear, is erecting a fine monument for his brother
Thomas in S*. Ann's, Aldersgate, where he lyes interred.

Nov. 24 (Sun.). The fep of Oxford, Dr. Potter, hath a son of Xt C^.,
a young lad, whom he hath made student. His Tutor is M^". Bateman of
that College and that heavy blockhead John Poynter of Merton College
is to inspect him & is with him (I hear) all day, if not anights too, and is
20 for that reason by several styled young Potter's nourse. This (were there
nothing else, as there are several things besides) shews the Bp to be a man
of a shallow understanding, otherwise surely he would never have pitched
upon such a dunce as John Poynter. Sometimes another of Merton
College performs the same office in Pointer's absence. The lad lyes in
the Lodgings of his father at X* Ch., the father himself living altogether
at Cudsdon.

Nov. 25 (Men.). Dr. Edm. Gibson, B? of London, hath just printed
a Letter in 4*0 to those of his Diocese, particularly the Inhabitants of
London and Westminster, against Infidelity and Impiety, w^b now so
30 much prevail. And indeed the Bp^ may thank themselves, since they
cannot in reason exspect otherwise, when themselves proceed upon no
true Principles of Religion & Virtue, but merely out of secular Interest.
For as they bought their Bishopricks (the common practice nowadays),
so all they mind is to provide for wives & children & grandchildren & to
live high and idle without any true regard to the souls of those under
them, or to the principles of the Gospel & primitive Xtianity.

Nov. 26 (Tu.). Remember to ask the Earl of Oxford whether he hath
any Historical MS. relating to the life of Rich. II, written by John Gower,
or whether there be any other old historical piece (not yet printed) in his
40 Lordship's library, relating to that Prince.

Sir Simonds D'Ewes took great pains in transcribing Domesday Book.
My Lord Oxford hath Sir Simonds MSS., but I think Sir Simonds had
not a compleat Transcript. Enquire of my Lord.

Nov. 25, 1728. H. to Rawlinson (Rawl. 32. 34). Would like to know
whether among the MSS. of R.'s brother is a Chronicle by John Douglas,
monk of Glastonbury, reaching to Hen. V.

Nov. 22-Dec. 1.] VOLUME CXX, PAGES 51-56 71

Nov. 27. (Wed.). In the year 1628 died, in the month of October,
Mr. Ralph Starkey, a Gentleman of London, who had collected a great
number of ancient coins, as well as abundance of old and modern MSS.
Some of his modern MSS. were original. He was an illiterate man and
I do not find that he dealt much or indeed anything at all in printed
books. As soon as he was dead, several persons aimed at having his
Library, and after some little time Sir Simonds Dewes bought it for
140 libs., to pay the money in five years time. Sir Simonds might have
had it for one hundred libs., had he paid the money down immediately,
but being at that time in want of money, he could not lay it down. 10
Sir Simonds spent much time in perusing and sorting this collection
soon after he purchased it, but with less pleasure than he exspected, the
bargain being not so good as he had thought it would have been.
Sir Simonds was curious in coins, and yet I do not find (what happened
to many other Gentlemen) that he ever troubled himself much in knowing
where coins were found or dug up.

Nov. 28 (Thur.). Remember to ask M^. West what age he takes the
two MSS. to be of, of the Monk of Evesham's life of Rich. II ; there are
many things in that life not elsewhere, and at the end of one of the Copies
are the Articles against the King and the Form of deposing him, much 20
the same as what we have published at the end of Knighton, in the Decern
Scriptores. The king is made to resign voluntarily, but how absurd this
pretence is may sufficiently appear from Hereditary Right,

Nov. 29 (Fri.). A meeting having been lately of the Vice-Chancellor
& seven others about M"". Stephens of Trinity, in order to have him
publickly and solemnly expelled the Univ. and his tenets exploded and
a Programma to be issued to that end, four of them were for it and four
against it. Those for it were : Dr. Butler the Vice-Chancellour, D^.
Mather president of Corpus Xti Coll., D^". Dobson president of Trinity
College, M"". Manaton of X* Church, Junior Proctor. Those against it 30
were : D^. Bradshaw bishop of Bristoll, D'^. Pardau principal of Jesus
College, Dr. Felton principal of Edmund Hall, M^. Reynell of New College,
Senior Proctor ; who are all Whiggs, and alledged that a Programma
would be a reflexion upon Tutors.

Dr. Stratford told me yesterday he designs all his books (and he hath
a very good study) for X* Ch. library, not there already.

Nov. 30 (Sat.). Dr. Stratford told me tother day that Dr. Radcliff,
the Physician, was not (as is commonly said of him) an illiterate man,
for he had seen Latin letters written by him very handsomely, and nobody
(he said) wrote better letters in English. But my late very learned friend 4°
Dr. Thomas Smith (a true judge of Learning) used to call him a Block-
head, & Dr. Hickes had no better opinion of him, to name no others, and
(I think) the sentiments of such great men ought to be regarded.

Dec. 1 (Sun.). A medal was struck of D"". John Freind the physician,
while he was living, and by his consent and with his privity. I never yet
saw it. Dr. Stratford said he should have one, but he read a passage in
some letter he had received, that it was not one bit like him.


Dec. 2 (Mon.). M^". Mattaire makes so much hast with his edition of
the Oxford Marbles that he employs two presses and does six sheets
a week; 76 sheets are already printed, w^b is not above half the work, as
he tells Dr. Stratford by letter, with whom I sate last night with Dr. Lee the
physician, INIr. Charles Lyddel, Mr. Timothy Thomas, and IM^. Manaton
the Proctor. M^. Mattaire is hasty in everything he does, wcli makes his
editions of books of little esteem, especially among curious men. I fear
this will be the worst of all, it being a thing out of his way, & he takes no
manner of care to examine the Marbles nicely, as should be done. Many
10 years agoe D^". Halley & many others heartily wished I would have under-
taken this work, and so indeed I would, and have used the utmost
accuracy, both in copying the stones & representing the Figures on them
most exactly, had not the very ill usage I met with hindered and dis-
couraged me.

Dec. 3 (Tu.). Dr. Lee, Master of Balliol College, having lately
married Miss Bee, of Beckley, the daughter and only child of M"". Bee,
of that place (a fortune, as said, of ten thousand libs.), brought her home
on Saturday last, Nov. 30, at wcb time the bells of S*. Marie's and of
Magd. church rang. His predecessor. Dr. Hunt, had once courted this
20 Lady, but it did not succeed.

Dec. 4 (Wed.). On Monday last, Dec. 2, D"". Butler, president
of Magd. College's Lady was brought to bed of her first-born child,
a daughter.

D^. Watts of Reading is mayor at present of that Town. He is
a great Whigg. He collects whatever he can relating to that Town.
Mr. Plianuel Bacon of Magd. Coll. tells me this M'. Watts is writing the
Antiquities of Reading, and that he once talked of coming over to Oxford
to me upon that account.

M^. W"^ Reeves, late vicar of S*. INIarie's in Reading, was a Cambridge
30 man and was never in Oxford. He was a very learned and a valuable
man. He translated & published the Apologists. He had an excellent
Study of books. Tho' he was an excellent preacher and had an admirable
delivery & composed sermons finely, yet he never used to preach sermons
of his own composing, unless on extraordinary occasions, but would take
up into the pulpit a volume of printed sermons and read one to his
auditors. This made his parishioners angry with him.

Dec. 5 (Thur.). D^". Matt. Lee of Xt Church, the physician, was
a very zealous man against my friend Will Fullerton's having the degree
of M.D. conferred on him (as was also D^. John Freind), and this D^. Lee
40 made a speech against him in Convocation, chiefly because D^". Fullerton
was a Non-Juror, so little a friend to Non-Jurors is this D^. Lee, tho' he
pretends great friendship to the Writer of these matters. This D"". Lee
is an enemy also to D'". Middleton of Cambridge, purely because he had
wrote about the state of the Physicians among the Romans. Dr. Lee
allows him to be a very elegant neat writer (and he ought also to allow
him to be in the right) but is displeased that a Divine should write on
this subject, & that any one because he hath got ' a little skill ' (those are
D^ Lee's words) in Antiquity, should write anything relating to Physick.

Dec. 2-8.] VOLUME CXX, PAGES 57-61 73

Pray why may not one skilled in antiquity write upon a point of history
(as this about the state of the Physicians among the Romans is) as well
as a Physician himself. Nay 'tis such a one's business chiefly.

Dec. 6 (Fri,). On Wednesday last died M^. Charles Dingley, chaplain
of Magd, Coll. and minister of S*. Peter's in the Bailly, Oxford. This
gentleman took the degree of M.A. May 17, 17 16, and was about
36 years of age. He was nephew to M'. W™ Dingley, lately Fellow of
Corpus Xti College and now rector of Warborough, near Dorchester, in
Oxfordshire. He was a very great sot, wc^ killed him. He was out the
day before he died and buried a child at his parish church, so that 10
he went off suddenly, tho' his illness had been coming three or four years,
by his continual bibbing of brandy and other strong liquors, wcb quite
drowned his parts and understanding, if ever he had any. [He was
buried in the churchyard of S*. Peter's in the East, on Sat., Dec. 17.]

Dec. 7 (Sat.). I\Ir. Francis Bromley told me yesterday that Mr. Earbury
will be soon in Oxford & will live for some time there & print Boccalin
there in English, wch he will do in monthly pieces at twelve-pence
a month.

Yesterday, as I returned from my country walk, I saw at Botley
Mr. Robert Wood of the Racket Court by Merton College. He is 20
nephew to the late M^. Anthony Wood, but is no scholar and minds only
hunting and other sports. He told me he never had the least book or
paper of his uncle Anthony's, and that he was absent at London when he,
the said Anthony, died.

Dec. 8 (Sun.). I am told D^". Clarke of S* James's hath just put out in
Gr.-Lat. Homer's Iliad. This is the same D^. Clarke that put out Caesar's
Commentaries. I never exspect any better edition of Homer than that of
Jos. Barnes, who was the best poetical Graecian in the world, and was
allowed to be such.

They have in S*. John's Coll. Library in Cambridge a noble MS. 3°
Polychronicon of Trevisa's translation ; the additions are by him, and
where additions are made he adds his own name [Trevisa] as quoted by
me in Leland's Collectanea, vol. vi. The book concludes thus : God be
thanked of al his nedes this Translation is ended in a thorsday the eygiethe
day of Avril, the y ere of our Lord a thoicsand thre hujidred four score 6j'
sevene ; the tenthe yere of King Richard the second after the Conquest of
Engelonde ; the yere of my Lordes age Sire Thomas of Berkeley that made
vie make thys tratislationfyve and thrytty. So Mr. Baker in his Letter of
Nov. 26, How far the history is continued he does not well remember,
but when he knows the meaning of my enquiry after Ric. IPs reign, if 4°
there be anything to my purpose he will send it me.

>B. It will be time enough to know the meaning of my enquiry after
Xmas, at the publication of the Black Book of the Exchequer, in w^h the
Advertisement I shall add will explain it.

Dec. 7, 1728. Francis Gwyn to H. (Rawl. 6. 170). Sends a subscription
for the Black Book from Dr. Richard Goodwyn, Tankersley Rectory, York.
Mr. West Fenton would like the MS., borrowed for H., to be returned to him
at leisure at the Rainbow Coffee House, Temple Bar.


Dec. 9 (Mon.). M^, Dingley of Magd. College, mentioned above, was
excellent at singing in the choir, and they esteem it a great loss, he being
(I am told) the very best they had,

Mr. Bacon of that College, whom I was never with as yet but once,
I am well informed is but a weak man and a great lyar. His father (who
was formerly of S*. John's Coll., Oxon.) is minister of S*. Laurence's in

This morning died Mr. Whistler, B.A. of Magd. Hall, son of Mr.

Whistler the Beadle, of a great lameness wch mortified in one of his legs,

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