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6 years since. The author M^". Edward Dalby, who was then quite
crazed. This M^. Dalby I remember. He married M^'s. Joanna Finch,
the youngest of five sisters, the eldest of W^^ was married to my late
never to be forgotten friend, Francis Cherry, Esq.

[Epitaph omitted.]

March 25 (Tu.). What Mr. Ward, of Warwick, told me about Wm
Winslow's account of Oxford was mistake, it being only Miles Windsor's
Collections in Corpus Xti Coll. Library, & what Mr, Ward's Friend hath
20 are only extracts from them, and those Windsor had from Ross, De regibiis,
wch book I have printed, & what is preserved of some other pieces of Ross
in Leland's Itinerary, wch I have also printed.

This afternoon, meeting with Dr. Holdsworth, of S*. John's College,

March 22, 172|. Thomas Ward to H. (Rawl. n. 62). Sends from
a MS. a catalogue of the works of Ross, nine in number. A friend- has
a short account by Ross of * Creeklade ' School. At Coventry School is
a MS. containing Liber de rtgimine principum, Occleve's Complaint, some of
Chaucer, &c.

March 22, 172f. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. no). Returns the copy of the
Statutes of New College. ' Our books ' relate t?ie knighthood of Sir Thomas
Clayton on March 27, 1661, but do not mention his country. This would
best be found by his Matriculation.

March 25, 172|. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 22. 13) [see Diary, March 28].

Mar. 21-27.] VOL. CXX, P. IQO-VOL. CXXl, P. 6 113

I mentioned to him Mr. Lewis, of Margate in Kent. He said he became
acquainted with him accidentally, by the means of M^*. Richard Wilkin,
of London, bookseller. He told me that he is (and 'tis most certainly
true) a most vile Fellow, a great Pimp to the archbishop of Canterbury
(as all such Fellows are) D^". Wake, that he is hated by all the true
orthodox men, clergy and others, that he pretends to establish a new
Reformation, & is a mighty zealot for Charity Schools, Reformation of
Manners, &c,, that he is a most silly, foolish, pragmatical, busy man,
worthy of no good man's esteem, & that, among other things, he wrote
against that great man, M^. Johnson, author of Vade mecum, who was 10
pleased to lash him afterwards very severely on that score.

March 26 (Wed.). ArchbP Wake's translation of the Apostolical
Fathers into English is wretchedly done, shewing the author to be very
unskillful in the originals, and to be (what I always took him to be) but
a mean scholar. M^. Samuel Parker told me last night he hath found
this to be very true upon examination.

I fear also that M^. Reeves's translation into English of the Apologists
is as wretched, since M^. Parker also told me last night, that he found in
no more than twenty lines of his translation of Minutius Felix at least
four very gross mistakes, shewing plainly that he did not understand the 20

Mr. Loveday, in his letter of March 20, takes notice that Weteleia in
the Black Book, p. 182, which I explain by Wadley, is nigher to Witley,
an Hamlet partly in the parish of S*. Gyles's in Reading, and partly in
the parish of Shinfield. ^B. I had Witley in my view, but I thought it
belonged rather to the Abbey of Reading than that of Abbington.

He says he was in hopes the Black Book would have satisfyed him in
the spelling of a Place in Norfolk, w^^ he finds it does not so much as
mention. In Adams's Villare Anglicum 'tis called Barton Blendish, but
in a fragment of a Charter, wcb M^". Loveday shewed me, Berton 3°
Bendyche; this Charter was drawn in Edward IIFs time. 'Tis called
Barton Blendish in Speed in his Table, but in the map barely Berton.

March 27 (Thur.). There was printing at Greenwich temp.
Hen. Vin. Old Mr. Beckford (father to the late M^. Beckford) of
Wolvercote, near Oxford (a Paper Maker) had a Book printed there, as
I find by some MSS. Remarks of the late D^. Plot, but what it was or
what became of it, I know not. I have wrote this day to M^". Loveday at
Caversham to take notice, if he should meet with any books printed
there, as also if he meets with any tradition relating to the family of the
Beauchamps, particularly to Richard Beauchamp, the famous Earl of 40
Warwick, who lived at Caversham sometimes, and his will bears date
there Aug. 8, 1437, 15 Hen. VI, not 1435, as in Dugdale's Warwickshire
and Baronage.

March 26, 1729. Gilbert Lake to H. (Rawl. 7. 147). As soon as the
rent from his tenant at Headington is due, he will order him to pay three
guineas to H. for the Black Book [see Letter, May 9].

March 27, 1729. J. West to H. (Rawl. 11. 144) [see Diary, March 29
and 30]. Has recently been with Mr. Murray at Sacomb.



March 28 (Fri.). Tho' M^. Baker hath seen their old Book at
S*. Mary's at Cambridge, & hath made some enquiry in the Parish, yet
he cannot find when their Feast day was kept. It has not (he beheves)
been observed since the Reformation.

The Dispute at King's College at Cambridge [^see Diary INIarch 6] was
about one M'". Dale, a good while ago expelled his Fellowship of that
College, for reflecting very impudently and saucily in a set speech there
upon K. Charles I, &c., as if that good king was justly beheaded. He
sues for Restoration. A lawsuit commences, who is Visitor, whether the
^° King or the Bp of Lincoln. 'Tis carried for the Bp, who hath restored
Mr. Dale. Upon w^h M^". Baker, in his letter of the 2^^'^, writes thus:
' It must be presumed Mr. Dale was guilty of no fault, for the Visitor did
not think fit to pass the least Censure upon him or to give him the least
Admonition; but, notwithstanding his innocence, I am told he has left
the College in a distracted Condition.'

March 29 (Sat.). The MS. in the Cotton Library of the Acts of
Richard Beauchamp, E. of Warwick, is a most beautiful! Book, & M''.
West tells me, in a Letter of the 27*11 from London, that the Drawings
are as fine as he thinks he ever saw. It consists of 28 large Leaves on

20 Vellom, on each side whereof is finely depicted the Actions of his Life in
a chronological order, & the History of the Book is only two or three
lines over each picture, declaring what it represents. So that (says M^.
West) the Drawings must be all engraved, should the History (wc^ is
short and entirely relative to them) be ever printed. It would then be
a beautifuU tho' (if done answerable to the original) an expensive Work.

Hence I find now, that what I before guessed is true, that Dugdale
hath exhausted the whole & printed all he judged proper in it. Dugdale,
neither in his Baronage nor in his Antiquities of Warwickshire, calls it
Ross's. Nor do I know how it comes to pass that it hath been ascribed

30 to Ross.

March 30 (Sun.). However, upon consulting the MS. of Dugdale
in the Mus. Ashm., in wc^ he hath given us the argument of every
Picture in the said Cott. MS., I found yesterday that he expressly there
ascribes it to Ross, and so does Dr. Smith in his Catalogue of the Cotton
Library. For w^h reason I shall also call it Ross's.

Dr. Woodward's shield sold for 100 guineas, his other antiquities and
curiosities sold cheap. Mr. West bought a pretty great number, w^^ he
designs in time to communicate to me.

March 31 (Mon.). Yesterday was found in the afternoon in X*
40 Church great Quadrangle in the Fountain a dead male child, not known
yet whose it was, or who threw it there, but without doubt it was
murdered. [The Coroner sat at 8 Clock that evening. It was buried
near the Cloysters, but not in consecrated ground. The Jury brought it
in murder.]

Yesterday died D^. Joshua Lasher at his House in Oxford. He took
the degree of M.A. as a member of S*. John's College, March 22, 1672 ;

March 29, 1729. Tho. Ward to H. (Rawl. 11. 64) [see Diary, April 11].
Thanks for Mr. Bagford's picture.

Mar. 28-Apr. 3.] VOLUME CXXI, PAGES 6-11 115

that of B.M., May ii, 1676; and that of D.M., Dec. 17, 1679. Upon
the death of Dr. Code, of All Souls Coll., he became Deputy Regius
Professor of Physick of the Univ. of Oxford for D^". Thomas Hoy, who
lived beyond sea, & at length was Regius Professor in his own right and
died in that Post. He was formerly looked upon as an ingenious Man.
He hath written and published one or two Things in his Faculty.

The person that bought D^. Woodward's Shield was one Captain
Vincent. Quaere who this Captain Vincent is ?

Last week died D^. Ballam of VVadham College, at his lodgings at
INI". Pierse's in Holywell, and was buried at Wadham College in the 10
Chappel on Thursday night, March 27. He was a man that bore a good
character with D^. Girdler, &c.

April 1 (Tu.). Yesterday morning the Foundation Stone at Oriel
College was laid for the New Building there for the Provost, between the
College and St. ]\Iary Hall.

John Ross, being well-skilled in painting, I am apt to think a great
many Things (viz. Illuminations) of that age were done by him, tho' the
several Paintings or Illuminations do not bear ^ his name.


April 2 (Wed.). Leland, in his Itin., vol. ii, p. 3, hath these words :
From Stiniiijig to Reading 2 nu'les. There is a Park cnnwiing info Readitig 20
Town, hugging to the late ntonasterie there. My. Loveday hence collects
that this Park was in the Road from Sunning to Reading, Leland
mentioning the Park immediately after he tells us the Distance from
Sunning to Reading. And this conjecture he thinks confirmed from
what a Friend told him, that an old Gardiner's Wife assured him that her
father remembered those two fields which lead to the Gallows (now called
Watlington's fields, from the person they belong to) full of Trees, as were
all the Grounds upwards as far as Early. On this side Lady Riche's
House at Sunning there 's a place called Sunning Park, but M^. Loveday
notes that this is not what we are looking after. 30

For my own part I am apt to think that 'twas Whitley Park.

April 3 (Thur.). On Tuesday last died of a lingering Consumption
one INI'. Russhe, a French Hugonot or Refugee, at his House opposite to
the Theater in Oxford. This Person, who had served as an Ensign
in the Guards formerly to the Prince of Orange, commonly called
K. William the third, came to Oxford many years ago, at least thirty, and
printed a French Grammar; he taught young Gentlemen the French
Tongue for a subsistence, at wct time he was but in mean Circumstances.
But marrying a rich Wife (and since another, for he hath had two wives)
he got Wealth, bought his Freedom of the City, kept a millener's shop, 40

April 3, 1729. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 19. 66). Is unable to give any
information about Sir Thomas Clayton except when the knighthood was con-
ferred upon him. As for Anthony Wood's Diary, he obtained it by exchange
with Mr. Dale, and afterwards gave it to Lord Oxford. Having purchased
a few pamphlets from the executors of Sir Peter Petts, he found in one of
them two or three long letters of Wood, relating to his prosecution upon the

1 bare, MS.
I 2


& was much caressed by some sort of People, whom he used to wheedle
and flatter. He was buried tonight in Magd. parish Church, Oxon., of
wc^ parish he was. He was formerly one of the Bayliffs of the City
of Oxford.

April 4 (Good Friday). Yesterday died M'. Dully, by trade
a carpentar, Clarke of the parish of Hallywell in Oxford, aged 76. He
hath held this place of being Clark a great many years.

April 5 (Sat.). Yesterday I was (in my walk) in Horspath Church,
and saw the old Figures of Mother London and her husband in the wall
10 by the Belfry, not without side (as I formerly had it from M^. Spenser)
but within side of the church. The Husband hath Bagpipes in his Arms.
The Clark (whose name is Smith) said they built the Tower, but M^.
Spenser formerly told me they built the whole church, and so I have
heard others say. I think this church was built about the year 1432.
In one of the south windows of the Chancel in painted glass is the date
1499, whence I gather that the Chancel was glazed that year.

Mr. Thomas Farr, who was lately Rector of Long Wittenham in
Berks., but lived here at Horspath (he having bought the Parsonage of
Horspath) left at his death (wcb happened a few years since) six children
20 behind him, his wife dying before him, viz. three sons and three daughters,
all wc^ are living. He was a very plain, near, wary man, and tho' the
Rectory of Wittenham was a very good Thing and his rents at Horspath
about fourscore libs, per an., yet his children being wild and extravagant,
he having not taken good care of their Education, he died but poor.
The eldest daughter proved a whore, and being with child she afterwards
married a poor man, servant to a collier. The other two Daughters also
proved little better.

From Fog's Journal for April 5, 1729 : —

D"". Wilmot, Son-in-Law to D'". Mead, is made Physician to St. Thomas's
30 Hospital, in the room of D"". Cotesworth, who has resigned.

On Friday, March 28, between 4 and 5 in the Afternoon, the steeple and
great Part of the parish church of Ealing in Middlesex fell down, and broke
several Tomb Stones in the Church Yard. The Clerk was to have rung the
Bell at four for a Funeral, but going to Brentford was happily prevented in his
Return as he designed.

April 6 (Easter Sunday). D'". Marten, who came with M^. Russell
to Oxford last Xtm^ss^ jg by many at London judged to be one of the
best Botanists of not only his, but the present age. So D^^. Rawlinson,
in his Letter to me of Jan. 22 last, in w^h he said M^. Russell and this
40 D^. Marten both deserve well of us, as if D'. Marten were also a Non-

D'. Freind's books sold high, particularly the Oxford Editions. Part
of these books were once the property of Cowley, descended to Sprat,
and bought by the D^. of Sprat's executors. In them were several MSS.

character of Lord Clarendon. Mr, Dale, then one of the Titular Heralds,
oflFered me Wood's Diary to 1672 in exchange. How Mr. Dale obtained it,
he never heard. Has been told some of the IMS, has been printed by one to
whom he lent it, but has not been given a copy.

Apr. 3-9.] VOLUME CXXI, PAGES 11-17 117

notes by all three, particularly a fine character of the present Duke
Wharton by the last in an Edition of Tully, presented him by the Duke,
wct Character being printed in some of the publick papers, D'". Rawlinson
did not send it me, nor indeed have I as yet got it. There were two
Stanzas of Sapphicks in a Caesar's Commentaries, sent by the late INI'".
Anthony Alsop to the D^. as a present.

April 7 (Men.). D^". Rawlinson at the same time told me that
^Ir. Anstis was then very busy about his book, to prove himself and his
Family to be of kin to Chichley, archbishop of Canterbury and Founder
of All Souls College, and that it will not only be a piece of Learning but 10
done with great pomp; art letters, ornaments, & genealogies, &c., in
copper, make a great part of it, and he hears ten only are designed.

The Dr. then told me D^". (he means M^.) Salmon's character as a man
of honour is known, that he was a Cantabrigian, is in double orders (tho'
he goes in lay habit) relinquished for conscience, and now practices
Physick. The D"". says his (Mr. Salmon's) Hartfordshire is, he fears,
mostly from Chauncey with a continuation, that the World speaks better
of his smaller pieces on the Roman Roads, that the defect of Indexes to
his Works is unpardonable, and that for it he has suffered much in his
reputation. ao

April 8 (Tu.). From IM^. Francis Taylor, Fellow of Univ. Coll. :
' To his Grace the D. of N., one of his Majesty's Principal Secretary's
\sic\ of State, the memorial of Ch. E. of Arran, Chancellour of the Univ.
of Oxon., sheweth That the Right of Visitation of the College called
University College in Oxford has time out of mind been exercised by the
University of Oxon. or their Delegates, the true and undoubted Visitors
of the said College without any Interruption: That your Memorialist is
informed that Tho. Cockman, A.M., is about to apply to his INIajesty to
be admitted or appointed Master of the said College upon Pretence that
the Right of Visitation is in his Majesty. Your Memorialist therefore in 3°
behalf of the University of Oxon. prays your Grace that no admission of
a IMaster may be granted untill notice be given to your Memorialist that
the University may have an opportunity of trying their Right of Visitation
of the said College. Cancellarius, IMagistri et Scholares totam suam
Visitatoriam Authoritatem sive Jurisdictionem, debita Juris forma, perpetuo
delegaverunt Cancellario, Doctoribus et Procuratoribus.*

April 9 (Wed.). The said memorial is what my Lord Arran gave
in, upon the Decision in Westminster Hall, that the King is Visitor
of University College ; and tho' Dr. Shippen and others endeavoured that
the University should commence a suit, yet it was stopped, the IVIajority ^o
of Doctors hindering the Letter my Lord Arran sent for that end from
being brought into the Convocation House.

Yesterday, M^. Ballard, the taylor of Campden in Gloucestershire,
called upon me, and shewed me several old Coins of very good value that
he had picked up, one of wch was a copper one of Albinus of the bigger

April 9, 1729. John Loveday to H. (Rawl. 7-181) \see Diary, April 27].
April 9, 1729. Be v. Tho. Allen to H. (Rawl. 1.26) \_see Diary, June 1 7].


size, a bigger one in copper of Philip the elder, for \vc^ he said he gave
five shillings, & he said both of them were fotind at Cirencester, besides
many others. He said he had got a silver Otho for w^h a Gentleman had
offered him 5 libs., but he said he would not take under lO libs., but yet
he said 'twas dubious. I have a silver one myself. Silver ones are rare,
but 'tis the Copper ones that are of that great scarceness, as I can not
pretend to have ever seen a genuine one, that of the Earl of Abbington's
(well I saw formerly in D^. Stratford's hands) being to me suspeciae fidei.

Mr. Ballard said he had got Caius's Antiquities of Cambridge (with
10 Caius's Hist, of Cambridge with it) in 4*0, to \\^^ are added many MSS.
notes, for wcli he gave half a Crown.

This Ballard does little or nothing at his Trade, but rambles about
after Coins & endeavours to make a perfect series of the Roman ones. He
lives chiefly upon his Mother.

Remember to ask Mr. Graves, what he thinks of the Picture that
Mr. Ballard hath of Catherine of Arragon, Hen. Vllltti's first Queen.
Mr. Ballard saith there is some little damage, otherwise M^. Canning,
a Roman Catholick, said it would be worth 16 Guineas, but that as it is
it is worth, according to Mr. Canning, 5 Guineas.
20 A Cambridge Gentleman told me to-day that D^. Bentley's Picture was
drawn anno 1712, adatis 48, and that the D^. was entered of that
University very young.

April 10 (Thur.). A little Paper of four pages in 8^0 jg printed
in London intit. Viri Erudilissimi Theophili Downes A.M. Coll. Balliol.
Oxon. olim socii, de Clypeo Woodwardiano sincturae breves. D^. Rawlinson
hath given me this Paper. The slricturae rather confirm, than make me
think the worse of, those that have wrote for the Shield. All the objections
I have often heard in common talk before, and they have been well
obviated and judged to be of no great moment. Indeed, the Publication
30 of these slricturae is not for the Credit of M^", Downes's posthumous
Reputation. Mr. Downes was a Non-Juror and a very worthy man, and
capable of doing things of much greater consequence.

Dr. Rawlinson tells me that all seem to agree that the shield is bought
back by the Executour, who, according to the Doctor, is much concerned
at the censures the World are pleased to put on it. But for my part,
I can see no reason that he should be concerned at all.

The Dr. says, D"". Woodward's books sold well, that many of the
engraved stones were good & went dear, but the antiquities for nothing as
it were. IM^. West purchased a good quantity for a Guinea. There
40 were no Medals.

The Dr. says, amongst his Brother's MSS. is a MS. found, containing
Characters of all the great men during the times of William, Anne, &c..

April 10, 1729. H. to Ravirlinson (Rawl. 32. 30). Thanks for the Cata-
logue and for Mr. Downes's Slricturae bre-ves. All the objections have been
well obviated before ; but Mr. Downes was a worthy man and capable of
things of greater consequence. Would like to see the MS. containing the
characters of the great men in the late reign. Mr. Grynes thinks of pub-
lishing Busbequius's Epistles, but will no doubt write to R. about it.

Apr. 9-13.] VOLUME CXXI, PAGES 17-22 119

wrote in a most polite and not very partial manner. Of it (he says) there
is one Copy & the original, both in Sir Joseph Jekyl's hands, a relation to
the Somers family.

He hath put out another Auction Catalogue of his Brother's Books, in
\}ch is another Matt. Parker of the i**^ Ed., concerning wch the D^". writes
thus : ' Our last IMatthew Parker now takes his fate. I am told there is
a latent Commission of 50 libs, for it from France, but I hope England
will not lose such a treasure, tho' I can't well afford to be the master
of it.'

April 11 (Pri.). M'. Ward tell me, in his Letter from Warwick of 10
Mar. 29, 1729, that in a MS. of A. Wood's, Ross's Account of the Earls
of Warwick is called the Genealogy of the Earls of Warwick. He wishes
Walter of Exeter and Ross's Antiquitates Clivi Guidonici were still
exstant, to convince us of the reality of such a person as Guy ; whose
statue indeed is exhibited, as it now stands in the Chappel, by Sir William
Dugdale in his Hist, of Warwickshire ; but then the two other Gyants
were painted on the Wall (as IM"". Ward takes it) since his time ; and
perhaps from some Drawings of Rouse's left there, for the Figures are not
unlike those in his MS. 'Tis pitty, he says, they are not better preserved.

He says, his Friend will be at Oxford very soon, when he promises to 20
communicate all his MSS. to me, particularly Miles Windsore's, who
is not so despicable as Wood makes him. For his Collections were
of no small use to him, as may appear from his Hist. & Antiq. Oxon.

April 13 (Sun.). The four Easter Sermons this year before the
Univ. were preached (i) on Good Friday by M^. Bateman of X^ Ch.
at X* Ch. ; (2) on Easter day at S*. Peter's in the East by M'. Wallis of
Magd. Coll.; (3) on Easter IMonday by M^. Stephens of Magd. Coll.;
(4) on Easter Tuesday by INI^. Bowles of Magd. Coll., wcli M^. Bowles
was the Repeater to day of all the said four Sermons at S*'. INIarie's, but
he did it scandalously, being hardly three quarters of an hour in the 30

Mr. Crynes, Superior Beadle of Arts, told me on Thursday last, that he
had 12 or 14 Guineas for giving the Physicians inserted in the new Ed. of
the Catalogue of Graduates, an Edition w^ii is full of gross omissions anxi
mistakes, and is ascribed to Crynes, tho' he cares not to own the Edition.

Mr, Crynes hath some design of putting out a new Ed. of Busbequius's
Epistles with additions of Epistles not yet printed, or at least omitted in
several Editions.

Tryvytlam, who wrote De laude Universitatis Oxonie, was an Oxford
man. I never saw this piece, but in a MS. lent me very lately by Roger 40
Gale, Esq. 'Tis in verse. The MS. contains many other Things & was
written temp. Hen. VI. Tryvytlam was a Minor Fryer of Oxford. It is
levelled against the Monks, particularly three famous ones that had been
at Oxford, viz. (i) Sene or Shene, monk of Glastonbury, whom he repre-

April 12, 1729. H. to John Murray (Rawl. 112. 253). Acknowledges

April 13, 1729. Baker to H. (Rawl. 27 B. 77) [see Diary, April 19 and 20].


sents as a very great Villain, quite the reverse of one Swynished, another
monk of Glastonbury ; (2) John, abbat of Parco Luda or Louth Park,
a Cistercian Abbey in Lincolnshire ; (3) Outrede, monk of Durham.^

April 14 (Mon.). The MS. Mr. Ward of Warwick's friend hath
of Miles Windsore's consists of about 90 pages in 4*0 & is pretty entire.
Mr, Ward's friend told him it was copied from a MS. of M. Windsore's
by Mr. Wood, and that it hath many things in relation to the Name,
Foundation, and other particularities of the origin of the City of Oxon.

On Saturday night last died, of the Twisting of the Gutts, Mr. Fyndal,

10 barber, of S*. Aldate's, Oxon., aged about sixty. His elder Brother,

a man of at least eighty, is M"". W^ Fyndal of S*. Gyles's, Oxon., a Printer.

April 15 (Tu.). Yesterday called upon me the President of Trin.
Coll., Dr. Dobson, He had a Paper from his son-in-law M'. T. Winder,
Vicar of Hartley Row in Hampshire, who desired him to consult me

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