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in 1683, by Catherine Sidley, whom he created Countess of Dorchester,
permitted to bear his Arms, and dignified by the Title of a Duke's
Daughter, with the sirname Darnley. She hath been a very fine Lady,
and was first married in 1699 to James, late Earl of Anglesea, but 3°
separated from him by the unanimous consent of Parliament for his
cruelty and causeless ill-usage.

July 1 (Tu.). My L^ Oxford, in his Letter from London, June 24
last, tells me he hath such a print of Ric. II done by Hollar, as I men-
tioned to him, and that my L^^ Pembroke has the original Painting. He
says the Picture is a very great curiosity. He says M^. Vertue (who
is now at Oxford) can give me the best account of this Picture and Print ;

Jiine 28, 1729. S. Cholmondeley to H. (Rawl. 4. 83). Thanks H. for
supplying copies of the Life of Alfred, and the Letter of Antiquities. ^See
Letter of May 26.]

July 1, 1729. J. West to H. (Rawl. 11. 150). 'What you mention in
relation to Bale's book about Sir John Oldcastle is very just, tho' our London
booksellers are above any correction or reproof. They have just now reprinted
Roper's life of Sir Thomas More, to which are added from Sir Thomas's
English Works some letters of his referred to in the account of his Life. [In]
the Preface, one J. Lewis pretends this is printed from a more correct copy
than your edition, & is not wanting in an abusive manner to censure both


if he does not satisfy me, my lA will endeavour to send me the best account
of his print.

My LA hath seen another copy of Caxton's Tully de Senectute, and
it begins as that wch his Lordship lent me. This did belong to General

July 2 (Wed.). Memorandum to ask Mr. Murray what sort of
IMSS. notes those are w'cli he formerly told me he has upon Caius de
mitiquitate Academiae Cantabrigiensis. Also to ask Mr. Graves to inspect
the MSS. notes Mr. Ballard of Campden hath upon the same Book.

10 July 3 (Thur.). Last night I spent the evening with M"". Vertue,
Mr. Whiteside only being with us. Mr. Vertue, since he hath been at
Oxford, rode to Gloucester to see the statue or figuer {sic) there of
Edw. II, he having a design to engrave the Heads of all the Kings
& Queens since the Conquest.

Mr. Vertue took Burford in his way to Gloucester and saw & took
a sketch with the inscriptions of it of Hans Holbein's painting of the
Family of Sir Thomas More, in the hands of Mr. Lenthall. Mr. Vertue
mightily commends it. It being a Family piece, and only lent to old.
Lenthall, it really belongs to some one of the Descendants of the Mores.
20 Mr, Vertue suggested that the Picture of Sir Thomas More (in the
Bodl. Gallery), done by Mary More, is really the Picture of Thomas

He said L^ Pembroke's old painting of Ric. II is really very fine, and
represents the King as a most beautifuU Prince. He said it belonged
formerly to the Crown. He said L<i Oxford's Print thereof by Hollar is
also excellent.

He said one Stone was a most famous mason & associate with Inigo
Jones, the great Architect. This Stone did the Gate of the Physick
Garden at Oxford, as appears from an original MS. that M"^. Vertue hath,

yourself and M"". Jeremy Collier. This book, which one would have thought
could only be printed by Curl, is put to the Press by Mess". Page, Mount,
Osburn and Longman. Who this Lewis is, I know not ; by the Booksellers
I guess it to be the Author of the Antiquities of the Isle of Tanet &c. . . .
The good hand D'". Rawlinson tells you was the publisher of Sir John Oldcastle
is M''. Blackbourn, a Nonjuring Clergyman, who is the Common Corrector of
our modern Booksellers' Presses. ... I have a MS. about the year 1340,
wherein are many things relating to the Controversy between the Abbat and
Convent of St. Alban's and the Townsmen of that Place.'

Draft of Hearne's reply : ' I do not wonder at the abuse you speak of (for
I have not seen the book) since I have often heard he is a silly Fellow. A man
of common sense would have been content to have stolen, without otherwise
abusing the person he robbed. He is an enemy to Antiquity & is for altering
Originals. His Catechism, I am assured, was stole, & his books in which he
pretends to History and Antiquity I find are in no esteem.'

July 2, 1729. R. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. iii). Sends £t, 15J. bd.
The copies of Vtta Ricard't II may be sent to Mr. Motts, bookseller, near
Temple Bar. [See also Diary, July 4.]

July 3, 1729. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 121) [see Diary, July 13 and
July 17].

July 1-5.] VOLUME CXXI, PAGES 122-128 153

in wch Stone put down or entered all, or at least most, of his Works. It
is a common tradition that Inigo Jones did the said Gate, and there is
no doubt but 'twas his design. The same is to be said of Inigo's design
at St. John's College, tho' perhaps even Stone might be the mason.

July 4 (Fri.). D^. Ralph Bridges tells me in a Letter from South
Weald in Essex, July 2, 1729, that his late Brother (John Bridges, Esq.)
had all or most (he is not positive) of the Arundel Statues in L<i Lemster's
Garden, taken by the hand of the famous Pet. Tillemans. The Draughts
are in the Custody of his Executor, W°i Bridges, Esq., of Highgate. He
tells me that his Sermon, preacht by him June 25, 1727, on the Accession 10
of his present Majesty to the Throne (he means the Duke of Brunswick),
and the other Sermon at Oxford in 1724 on Act Sunday, are all (and
enough too) that he hath printed.

July 5 (Sat.). Among other Books of S^ William Glynne's, that
Mr. Wilmot purchased lately, was 77ie Customs of London, w'^^ is
a wonderfull rare book. This I bought of Wilmot for a Guinea and
an half. It hath been sold for five Guineas and sometimes at three. It
is sometimes called Rich. Arnold's Chronicle, from one Richard Arnold,
citizen of London, to whom the MS. had belonged, & all the particulars in
the book had been penned down either by himself or by his order. It is 20
the oddest book that ever I saw, containing (besides the Laws, Constitutions,
Customs, Charters, and Liberties of the City of London) great variety of
other matters, nothing belonging to the City of London, such as Bills,
Bonds, Acquittances, Directions for Brewing, making Ink, the ballad of
the Nutbrown INIaid, &c. : so that the Book is printed just as 'twas written,
without omitting or altering any Thing. I never saw but two copies of
it before, viz. one in the Bodleian, the other in Corpus Xti Coll. Library,
Oxford. My copy beginns just as that mentioned in p. 56, vol. 93 of
these Memoirs, so that tho' the first signature of my Copy be A. ii, yet the
leaf that is wanting was only a Blank Leaf, it being usual in old printed 30
books to begin so, and to leave a blank leaf, an instance of wcl^ we have
in my Lord Oxford's copy of Caxton's Tully de Senectute. When I was
printing Leland's Itinerary, Mr. Hinton of Corpus X^ College told me he
would shew me the oddest printed book I ever saw, from w^t he said,
I might extract many things to my purpose, in order to w^h he offered to
get the book to his Chamber, where I might use it when and as often as
I pleased. Upon wch I went to the Library with Mr. Hinton, but finding
it to be the Customs of London, I told him I would forbear troubling him,
since there was one in the PulDlick Library, wc^i I often used to consult,
otherwise I would take the advantage of his kind offer & take great 40
pleasure in perusing it & transcribing things from it. Remember to ask
Mr. Murray, how many Editions there be (for I think I have heard him
say there be two or three) of this Book, & whether his copy hath a blank
Leaf at the beginning. In this odd Book is contained a Register of the
names of Baylifs, Custos \jic\ Mairs and Sherefs of the City of London
from the time of King Ric. I, anno 1189, unto the fourth year of King
Hen. VI, anno 1426; folio, without date or place where printed. Yet
I think 'twas printed at London about the year 1521.


July 6 (Sun.). M"". Wilmot told me he sold (I know not to whom)
Caxton's Chronicle of Winken de Word's Edition for three Guineas ('tho
at first he had insisted upon four Guineas) purely because I had told him
(what he did not know himself) that it was not Caxton's own Edition.

July 7 (Men.). Wickliff and his doctrines are clearly, truly and
suflficiently laid open in a particular Discourse at the end of Harpsfeild's
Historia Anglicana E<clesiastica, where is also an excellent but short
account of the Divorce of Q. Catharine from Hen. VIII.

July 8 (Tu.). Yesterday Mr. James Gibson of Wootton Underwood,
10 being in Oxford, told me that he and D^. Grandorge (who is now Fellow
of Magd. Coll.) being undergraduates, & both of Edm. Hall then, were
servitours to D'". John Mill, and that M^. Grandorge took him (M^. Gibson)
once with him to the Schools to hear the famous M^. Dodwell read an
Historical Lecture, at wcli time he said the school was so thronged and
crowded that he never either saw or heard of the like, so that there was
no standing with ease, wct made him get out (otherwise much against his
will) before the Lecture (a most admirable one) was ended. At this time
(he said) he took particular notice of M"". Dodwell's ^loxiOMXiziXi^paedagogiis,
as xi go were short & not long, but this he observed M^. Dodwell did after
2o the manner of the Greeks, with whom it is TraiSaywyoj. He said, he could
not but take notice of this pronunciation in such a most eminent man.

July 9 (Wed.). S'' W^i Glynne, besides printed books, had divers
MSS., whereof (at least of many of them) there is a printed Catalogue in
the published Catalogue of MSS. drawn up by D'. White Kennett. Some
of these MSS. M^". Wilmot had among the printed books, four or five of
which I saw, tho' I cannot get a sight of them now, he having disposed
of some & laid aside the rest, three or four persons being about a
separate purchase of the MSS., w^^^ (it seems) did not belong to Wilmot's
bargain, and yet (as I remember) there was a note in the bottom of the
30 Catalogue shewed me by Wilmot, that there were about sixty MSS. said
in it to be of no value, that were to go among the said MSS. Be it as it
will, Mr. Wilmot told me yesterday that a thousand libs, are asked for
the MSS.; most of them (if I may guess from the printed Catalogue) are
of Law Matters.

Peter de Ickham was a Kentish man born. He flourished about the
year 1 264, & brought his Chronicle from Brute to the Reign of Edward I.
This Chronicle is said to have been sometime in the Possession of
Sr Simonds D'Ewes, as is noted by Bp. Nicholson, Eng. Hist. Libr. p. 63,
for wch he refers us to E. Gibson's Catal. Bibl. Tennison, p. 26, and at the

July 6, 1729. T. Ward to H. (Rawl. 1 1, 66). Refers to some information,
apparently about Ireland, which H. had given.

July 8, 1729. J. West to H. (Rawl. 11. 151). Has bought a perfect
copy of T^he Customs of London. ' M"". Vertue & Murray set out this day for
Cambridge with a Felonious Intent to steal Father Baker's Face. Master
Murray makes Oxford in his way back.'

July 8, 1729. Lord Oxford to H. (Rawl. 8. 198). Sends a Bank-note
for ^30 by the hand of Lord Dupplin, which he asks H. to accept.

July 6-13.] VOLUME CXXI, PAGES 128-134 155

same time Nicholson observes that perhaps 'tis the same Book w^^ INI^.
Wharton (Angl. Sac''. Par. I, p. 116) acquaints us is now at Lambeth.

Mr, Wharton's Quotation is in Latin, so I take it for granted the MS.
at Lambeth is in Latin ; but IM^. Wharton does not say that the book at
Lambeth belonged to S^" Simonds; so that I am inclined to think L'l
Oxford hath S^ Simonds's MS., for wch I must ask his L^^ship, who hath
promised to lend me anything.

July 10 (Thur.). There are two Editions of D^. Heylin's History of
S*. George, the first London 1631, the second London 1633. The first
making a great noise, occasioned Dr. Hakewell to make many objections 10
against it, for no manner of good reason, w^^ D^. Heylin confuted in the
second Edition. But tho' the second Ed. as to that particular be preferable
to the first Ed., yet the first having occasioned the noise & it being that upon
w*^li the King and Queen set a great value, as did likewise ArchbP. Laud,
(and for that reason copies of it were finely bound & by their Order given
to great persons), upon this account, I say, the first Ed. is to be much
esteemed and to be prized above the second, tho' otherwise the second be
the better Book.

July 11 (Fri.). This day I wrote to my L^ Oxford about his L-^ship's
IMS. of Walter Coventry, who is characterized as a good Historian. 20
I never saw but one MS. of him, wcb was many }'ears ago, viz. that in
Bodley. There are Fragments of this Historian in Leland's Coll., vol. i,
p. 284.

July 12 (&at.). About three weeks since, M^. Walter Powell, one of
the yeomen Beadles of Oxford, was married to a Relation of his. This
]\Ir. Walter Powell is a personable man, an excellent singer and very

This day, from twelve a Clock till one, stood in the Pillory at Oxford
one Hardway, a young single man of about 24 or 25 years of age, Clarke
of S*. Aldate's parish, Oxford, for the abominable Sin of Sodomy.

This day was presented, as Grand-Compounder, to the Degree of 30
Dr. of Civil Law, M^. William Standfast. He went out as a Member of
University College, where he took the Degree of M.A., June 27, 1704, &
that of Bach, of Physick, June 17, 1707. He practised Physick for some
time at Nottingham, but at length he left off his practise of Physick, took
holy Orders, and hath now two Parsonages. He is a single man.

July 13 (Sun.). This being Act Sunday, the sermon at S*. Marie's
in the Forenoon was preached before the University by D^". Conybeare
of Exeter College, and in the afternoon by M^. Walwyn of University

]Mr. Baker, at my Request, hath consulted for me (for I have not the 40
book) Sr James Ware de Praesulibus Hibernie, but in his Catalogue there
is no such Bishop as John Whyte at Clonfort. Mr. Baker thinks they
kept up a succession of Bishops in some of the sees in Ireland after the
Reformation. He may possibly have been one of the Popish Bishops.
M'". Baker's Letter of July 3, 1729.^

bB. I am of Mr. Baker's mind, and I believe the Catholicks have

^ But see Diary, June i6. — Ed.


constantly kept up a Succession both in England and Ireland, tho' we do
not know the names.

Entered by White Kennett at the bes^inning of Camden's Anglica &c.
that I lately purchased: '1398. Henricus episcopus Line, virtute
literarum a domino Ricardo Rege dedit dilecto regis clerico Thome
Walsingham annuam pensionem centum solidorum quousque illi provisum
fuerit de beneficio ecclesiastico competenti ; dat' 22 Sept. 1398. Reg.
Line' See about Walsingham in my Preface to the Monk of Evesham's
life of Ric. II, where I have observed that in all probability Walsingham
10 made use of that Monk, unless the Monk perhaps lived after him. This
Monk is full as good an Author as Walsingham.

July 14 (Men.). The late Dr. Thomas Bennett's library is now to be
sold in London ; but 'tis such wretched stuff, most of it being Controversy,
that hardly any one cares to venture upon it. The Doctor's Hebrew
Grammar is looked upon as a very good one. M^. Martin, when he was
lately in Oxford, told me he learned Hebrew by it, without any other

July 15 (Tu.). Daniel Burgess, the famous Presbyterian teacher, died
Jan. 26, 1 7 1 2, in the 6*]^^ year of his age. He was buryed at S*. Clement

20 Danes Church, Jan. 21, 1712. He published several books vv°^ are
specified by M^. Mathew Henry, at the end of his short account of
M^. Burgess ; which account is subjoyned to the funeral sermon upon
Mr. Burgess, preached by the said Henry, & was printed at London, 17 13,
price 4^. Mr. Burgess was born about the year 1645 at Stanes, in
Middlesex, & entered Commoner of Magd. Hall, Oxon., in Michaelmas
term, 1660, but left it when Batchelor of Arts standing, without taking
a Degree. His Father, M^. Daniel Burgess, was also a Presbyterian
minister, but held a good living till such time as he was ejected by the
Act of Uniformity. M'. Ant. a Wood takes no notice of this Daniel

30 Burgess of Magd. Hall, w^b is much to be wondered at. But perhaps he
was never matriculated in the University, & it may be his name did not
occur in the books of Magd. Hall that M'". Wood consulted ; I am sure
that at Magd. Hall, in wct D^". Hickes's name to be sure was formerly
writ, [it ^] did not occur to me, when some years since I went & made
search there, on purpose upon that account.

D"". Rawlinson tells me by Letter from London House, 7*^ inst., that
his last Mat. Parker brought 46 libs., that large Commissions were sent
from beyond sea, that it is gone into Hertfordshire, and, as he fancies, to
S' Thomas Sebright, but this is only conjecture. He says, Lord Oxford,

40 he is assured, regrets the loss of it ; that it had more merit than the news
discovered, and that indeed its value was then too much unknown. He
says, had his circumstances permitted and himself uncensured for vanity,
he could joyfully have kept such a Treasure, but that was forbid. ^B.

July 14, 1729. H. to Rev. Thomas Carte (Carte MS. 227. 181). The
Vita Ricardi II will soon be ready. The subscription money is due.

» Not in MS.

July 13-17] VOLUME CXXI, PAGES 134-144 157

For my part I hear of no regret about Parker, nor can I think S^ The.
S. hath it. The Doctor's Letter was brought to Oxford by his brother
Tempest Rawlinson, with whom were two young ladies, sisters to them ;
but I saw neither of them, all three coming in late & going out of Town
very early this morn,

July 16 (Wed.). Yesterday morning died M^. Jacob Richards, head
cook of Brazenose College, after a very long illness of 3 years and more,
his distemper being the Gravel, & that wct was the immediate cause of his
death an ulcer (as appeared from his being opened) in his spleen. He
was son of M"". Jacob Richards of S*. Peter's in the East, Oxford, who 10
hath been dead some years. He was a lusty man till this illness seized
him. He was near 50 years old, was an excellent cook, and had formerly
been cook in great places abroad. In the year 1709, Feb. 14, he
married M", Lucy Wells, the only daughter of M'. Nath. Wells and

his Wife (now a widow, her husband dying before this Match),

by whom he had a Daughter (his only child) born Nov. 11, 1710. They
were a very happy, loving couple, he being a very sober, diligent man,
and she as good a wife. [He was buried in S*. Peter's churchyard in the
East, Thursd. night, July 17.]

Mr. Taylor of Univ. Coll. (of w^h College he is now Burser) told me 20
last night that M^". Thomas Key's handwriting was small and fine, and
the shape of his e agrees with my MS. of his Vindiciae Antiquitatis

Mr. Taylor took two Roman Coyns among copper money he received
lately as Bursar, both for half pence apiece.

Mr, Taylor said, he had a particular Diploma for some University
Degree of the Reign of Q. Eliz., wcb he would shew me.

On Saturday last, July 12, Mr, Walters of Edmund Hall had his Grace
for the Degree of Master of Arts, and was presented to that Degree at the
same time. 30

July 17 (Thur.).

[The ' Proeme ' of the Statutes of Lincolb College^ from a letter sent by M''. Baker
to Hearne on June 14, 1729.]

This Morning early, M^. Loveday of Magd. Coll. went out of Oxford
with M"". Perith of S*. John's College, in order to see Wells, Glastonbury,
Bristoll, and other places that way, and to collect remains of Antiquity
about them.

July 16, 1729. H. to Rev. Thomas Carte (Carte MS. 227. 182).
Thanks for the subscription money sent by Sir John Morgan. Suggests that
Flora is Greenwich and Uhtochium Woodstock. [See Letter of June 7.]

July 17, 1729. T. Ward to H. (Rawl. 11. 67) [see Diary, Oct. 21, which
is 'Verbatim from this letter]. Sends some lines (formerly belonging to
A. Wood) taken from a MS. at Bristol on the Acts of King Arthur. The
lines begin

As it befell on a Penticost day
When King Arthur at Camelot kept his Court riall
With his cumly Queen Dame Guinoure so gay
With many bold Barons & Knights in the Hall,


July 18 (Pri.). Yesterday called upon me, and I spent the evening
with them, Captain Bartlett and one M"", Hopson (wch Hopson hath
a nephew, a Commoner of S*. John's College), of Bracknel near
Ockingham in Berks., both Honest Gendemen, but neither of them knows
anything about Bromehall, which was a Benedicdne Nunnery in Windsor
Forest, I think in the parish of Wingfield.

M*". Alexander Pope, the Poet's Father, was a poor ignorant man,
a tanner at Binfield in Berks. This M^. Alex. Pope had a little house
there, that he had from his Father, but hath now sold it to one M^".
10 Tanner, an honest man. This Alexander Pope, tho' he be an English
Poet, yet he is but an indifferent scholar, mean at Latin & can hardly
read Greek. He is a very ill-natured man, and covetous and excessively

July 19 (Sat.). M"". Peppar of S*. Clement's, near Oxford, hath the
Bible printed in 8"*''' by Barker in 1637, in w^fi among other things are
short, excellent Prayers for every day of the week, with Prayers for other
occasions, w^h I wish were reprinted in our modern Bibles.

Yesterday morning, died M^. Bishop, an Atturney of S*. Michael's
parish, Oxford, after a long indisposition. He hath left a widow and
20 children behind him. He was near, if not quite, 60 years of age, was
a loose, whoring man, of no virtues, being a knave, and at best but heavy
and dull. He died in mean circumstances, having squandered away all.
His wife when young was an extraordinary pretty Woman, and tho' now
upwards of 50 is still a comely body.

July 20 (Sun.). Yesterday was published at London (as appears
from the Prints), ' Literae de re nummaria; in opposition to the common
opinion, that the Denarii Romani were never larger than seven in an
ounce; With some Remarks on D^. Arbuthnot's Book, and Tables.
And some other Miscellanies relating to the same Subject, necessary for
30 the Understanding of antient writers. By William Smith, Rector of
Melsonby in Yorkshire, and Author of the Annals of University College.
Printed at Newcastle-upon-Tyne ; and are to be sold by Charles
Rivington, at the Bible in S*'. Paul's Churchyard, and John Clark at the
Royal Exchange, Cornhill/

On this day sennight (Sunday, July 13) the eldest Daughter of Mr.
Powell of Sandford (Miss Winny Powell) was married to S"" Francis
Curson of Waterperry, Baronet, a Gentleman of about 50 years of age
(whose first Lady died some time ago) and she about 25.

July 21 (Men.). Seymour Cholmondelsey of Holford in Cheshire,
40 Esq., is a Gentleman that joyns with me most heartily in wishing the

July 19, 1729. S. P. Gwyn to H. (Rawl. 6. 172). His brother is writing
to his Tutor, Mr. Battley of Ch. Ch., to pay a guinea to H. for Fita Ricardi II
and for Jrokelofive. [See Diary, July 25 and 25.]

July 20, 1729. J. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 114). Has obtained from
the Porter in London a copy of the entry that on Oct. 28, 1728, the sum of
£1 2s. was paid to Mr. Godfrey [the waggoner] for Mr. Hearn. The Porter is
a person of honest character. If Godfrey refuses to pay ' I must endeavour to
retrieve it by other meansJ

July 18-23.] VOLUME CXXI, PAGES 144-149 159

study of our history and ancient language was more carefully inculcated,
especially among our young nobility and gentry ; but this (says he in his
Letter to me from Holford, June 28, last) we are sure we owe to you, that
wheftever the age /alls into that right method, the pursuit of it will be
rendered much easier by the valuable pieces you rescue from obscurity, or
perhaps being wholely lost.

July 22 (Tu.). Mr. John Harcourt of Worcester Coll., brother to
Philip Harcourt, Esq., late of the same College, told me yesterday that
old Coins were digged up in 1728 in one of the fields of Ankerwike (w^^
belongs to his Brother) in the Parish of Waisbury in Bucks. He said 10
Philip Harcourt, Esq., married above a year since a very pretty Lady of •
ten thousand libs, fortune, viz. Miss Hall.

Mr. N. Salmon being in Town, yesterday told us that he should make
Durocornovium (commonly and truly too taken to be Cirencester) to be
Dorchester in Oxfordshire. Thus he advances new notions, not much, if
at all, followed, as he hath (it seems) very lately in one of his little books
about the Roman ways, wherein he makes the British coins to be Saxon,

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