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4't. It is a very imperfect Copy & yet very valuable, tho' this Ed. is in
this inferior to the second Ed., because the second ends in a7ino 12 of
Hen. VIII & brings the magistrates and the historical passages so low.
The way of printing is also particular in both, the distinctions made thus
( I ) in the second, but thus ( . ) in the first Edition. The second is the 10
most beautifull print.

Aug. 18 (Mon.). I have printed Ross's English account of the Earls
of Warwick (with the Monk of Evesham's life of Ric. II) from Mr. Ward's
MS., but wholly omitted the pictures, as not like the Earls, &c., as I take
it. Besides, they are in Dugdale, where and elsewhere are the Arms
withall. My. Ward himself was of opinion they should be added,
particularly he thought the Frontispiece, i.e. Arvia Warwi'ci, ought not
to be omitted ; and afterwards he said some account of Ross's life might
be added, together with his Portraiture from Dugdale. And, indeed, he
said he thought the rest of the Pictures could not well be omitted, by 20
reason of the models of their several Foundations therein delineated. But
these Models are very small and of little moment, no true idea of the
nature of each building being to be drawn from thence. And as for Ross's
life and Portraiture, 1 had before given an account thereof in my Ed. of
his Historia Reguni Angliae.

Aug. 19 (Tu.). I have not seen old Smith's book de re mimmaria,
printed at Newcastle, but I hear 'tis a wretched Farrago or Rhapsody, and
that he treats of the subject [not ^] in the antiquary method, but rather as
a critical arithmetician, launching out more on the value, weight, &c., than
on the more noble and usefull, the Historical part. I knew him many 30
years in Oxford, but never heard that he had any skill either in coins or

D'. Rawlinson, to his great grief, finds no copy of the Customs of
London. He says one was sold in the auction of his Brother's books at
Covent Garden for about two guineas, w^li he would not have relinquished
at ten, but it seems it was occasioned by M"". Murray's telling him there
was a most beautifull copy in the Library, wct however never yet came to
hand, nor can the D^". believe it ever will.

' named us to a Chapter at \ hour after eleven '. Has a transcript of a con-
tinuation of the Polychronlcon from a MS. of Mr. Worsley's, formerly of
Edmund Hall ; has brought it from Norfolk to show H. ; it is almost verbatim
the Vita Ricardi II of the monk of Evesham.

Aug. 18, 1729. T. Carte to H. (Rawl. 4. 32). Has had an intermitting
fever, ending in an ague, and has not been to London recently. Thanks for
copies of Fordun and Neubrigensis for the Marquis d'Aubais ; sends the

^ This word is not in Hearne. — Ed.


Last night was buried in the Churchyard of S*. Peter's in the East, one
old M'"8. Hunt, a widow woman, who had Hved many years on the
charges of the Parish. Her mother (whose maiden name was Hill) was
the first wife of the late D^". Thomas Hyde, keeper of the Bodleian Library,
and Canon of X^ Church. She died Saturday last.

On Sunday last died M"". Chester, fellow of Oriel Coll., a young
M. of Arts.

Aug. 20 (Wed.), Dr. Rawlinson knows where the above-mentioned
copy of The Ctistoms of LondoJi fell, and so hopes to gratify me about it,
10 The D'". says, in the affair of his late Brother's Library, himself & the
world have been much injured, such depredations have been made that
(if John Murray speaks truth, as to particulars he pretends to remember)
it is almost incredible : ' but ' says the D"". ' between us two, my Brother in
conversation & papers seems to think the Houndsditch Broker not a little
vainglorious ; proktarms 7ioti generosiis were the terms he used to speak of
him in, and though my late brother had failings (and quis iionP)., he knew
mankind well.'

Aug. 21 (Thur.). D^". Rawlinson tells me that his Brother's Funeral
was expensive, tho' scandalous, the D^. being at a great distance, that

2o during an interim of eight months expensive Commissions of appraisement
were settled, that Commissioners were put in, as he fears, rather to survey
and plunder than do justice to the Creditors, himself, or the World. He
says the large Paper Leland's Itinerary has never yet appeared, no more
than the first Ordinal of K. Edw. VL The D^, is tender of charging any
one person, and yet he tells me something surprizing with respect to
M^". Mich. Mattaire. He allows that he would not rob on the road, and
yet would perhaps clandestinely borrow a book or medal, and think his
honour no way impeached. The D^. says Mattaire has been observed at
the time of their Commissions to enter empty and return loaded from

30 London House, that several covers of books of the old Editions, as also
of those printed by Stephens, Vascolan, INIorel, &c., have been discovered
in odd parts of the Library, behind other books, but the valuable contents
gelt. He says he will not, as some have done, urge this as an argument
against him; but it being well known that the rarity of the Ordinal is very
singular, some time since in a general discourse M^". Mattaire, before the
Esq's death, sighed for such a curiosity, after w<^^i, in the D^'s presence
and before M^ Anstis, he blundered out the possession, and again since
hinted he had no such book, w^^ denyal seems founded on a request
made by one who knew the Copy. These are odd circumstances, and

^o upon them the D^. says a Letter was sent M"". Mattaire by an unknown
hand, who promises the D'", a copy ; herein, it seems, Mr. Mattaire is
charged in the most open manner with a breach of trust in the library,
books purloyned from the rooms before the times of auctions, and the
anonymous promises Mattaire to inform the Dr. of particulars more at
large. The D''. is unwilling to expose M^". M.'s character, and yet cannot

Aug. 20, 1729. E. Gale to H. (Rawl. 15. 18). Sends H. a bill 'upon
the Collector of the Excise, who will be at Oxford on the 26th ', for 2^ guineas.

Aug. 19-24.] VOLUME CXXU, PAGES 20-26 169

but insist upon some sort of justice, such as a clearing by oath in Chancery
a request (says the Dr.) a7i honest maji will not refuse, no more than a knave
decline ; but even after that, the D'". thinks himself at liberty to produce
suspicious circumstances, such as I have mentioned. The D^ observes
farther, that this good man had swallowed this library in imagination, as
he hoped to have the conduct of its sale, and that it is almost inconceivable
with what face he could allot the D^". 10,000 pounds clear of expenses,
MSS. and prints ; but such was the fervent praepossession of the man
that he was little less than enthusiastick on the point, as has been, at the
D^'s expence, more clearly visible to the world.

Aug. 22 (Fri.). Saturday night last, one Bowell, an Attorney's clarke,
shot himself (and died the next evening) at an Inn by Cairfax, being
a great spendthrift and a very loose young man,

Mrs. Bradbury of Horspath married when she was 18 years old & hath
been married 26 years. One of their sons died in a strange manner on
Friday night, Aug. 15, 1729, in the 13*^ year of his age, being strangely
swelled, a distemper he had catched in very hot weather about 6 or 7
weeks before in the field. First his head was swelled as big as two or 3
heads, then all the other parts of his body in like manner (his head at the
same time being dwindled to nothing) so that he died in wretched misery,
but very sensible, and with great sense of God Almighty's power and



Aug. 23 (Sat.). Dr. Rawlinson tells me it is well known at London
that L'l Oxford has the last copy of Matthew Parker, and that he is
assured as much by those to whom he has shewed it, with this additional
that he would not have lost at £100 what he got for £50, & that since
this, he has lent it to D^. Drake, whose Edition is very near finished. So
the Dr., and yet I understood that D^". Drake had had it before, that the
Book was sold for £45, at the same time that D^. Rawlinson had told me
there was a Commission of £50 for it from France, and that it was 30
reported Sir Thomas Sebright had it. Be it as it will, it is of little
moment to inquire after, the things they contest about being of no great
consequence. If my \A Oxford hath it, it is in good hands, and he gave
full enough for it, much more than it is worth,

Aug. 24 (Sun.). Dr. Rawlinson also at the same time told me, viz.
in his Letter of Aug. 9, 1729, that my charge at the end of Vita Ricardi II
from S'" S. Dewes on L'l Bacon gives much offence to some, especially
at a time when an Edition of his works, from Archbishop Sancroft's
corrected copy, communicated to M'". John Blackbourne, M.A. b Coll.
Trin. Cantab., the Editor, is just coming out. The D', says the book 40
was finished before my extract was seen, so that he don't learn any notice
will be taken of it. He adds, some say the scandal has been long time
obviated. N3. I should be very glad the charge should prove false, and

Aug. 23, 1729. S. Cholmondeley to H. (Rawl. 27 B. 212). Wishes to
i subscribe for Trokelowe

Aug. 23, 1729. T. A^ard to H. (Rawl, 11. 68). Acknowledges the receipt
of Vita Ricardi, but wishes the pictures were added {see Diary, Sept. 27].


yet I fear 'tis too true, Sir Symonds being a virtuous man, notwithstanding
a Puritan, and having not the least Prejudice against my L^ Bacon, who
even from other accounts appears to have been a great wicked man.
Dr. RawHnson himself hath a great hand in this Ed. of L^ Bacon's

Aug. 25 (Men.). Yesterday called upon me one M"". Barnes, a young
Gentleman of London, with a Letter from D^". RawHnson, who told me
ihis Barnes was well acquainted with D^. Woodward, and deserved well
from him as also from Dr. RawHnson himself. He staid a very little time
lo with me, only took notice of the great pains some people had taken to
depreciate D^". Woodward's admirable collection, w^^ (notwithstanding all
that) kept up a great character, and the books, tho' they sold well, might
have brought more, had not there been a mismanagement. M^. Barnes
is also an acquaintance of M^. Tireman's, who was with Dr. RawHnson at
Oxon. 3 years since, but he brings no news from Mr. Tireman with
respect to the MS. of York M"". Tireman had mentioned to me.

Aug. 26 (Tu.). I hear M^". WilHs is about a new Edition of his
Abbies. He should rather give a distinct volume by way of Correction of
the whole, it being miserably faulty, all but what I modelled and printed
2o in Leland's Collectanea, w^li ought always to go as there printed.

Aug. 27 (Wed.). This day M^". Richard Richardson, eldest son of
my friend D^. Richard Richardson of North Bierly in Yorkshire, and
Gent. Commoner of Brazen-nose Coll., left the University.

I am told that a third Ed. of The Customs of London is advertized.
I suppose it must be some very paltry Thing, not equal to the other two,
done both (as I take it) by Ric. Arnolde himself.

Ml". Jackson, secretary to D^. Tanner, Chancellor of Norwich, is 47
years old, as he told me the other day. He said at the same time that
the Dr certainly put out the second Ed. of Wood's Athenae Oxon.

30 Aug. 28. (Thur.). D"". Bentley, in the first Ode of Lib. i of Horace,
reads evehere for evehit, against the authority of all MSS. whatsoever,
according to his usual boldness. In Ode 17 of Lib. i for tutum per nemus
D^. B. reads tolu?n per nemus, noting that he so corrected it before he saw
that Lambin had corrected it in the same manner from some MSS. ; but
I believe the contrary to be true, that he had first seen Lambin's emenda-
tion, and then (a usual trick with him) took it upon himself. Most ]\ISS.

Aug. 27, 1729. H. to Rawlinson (Rawl, 32. 34). Hears that a third
Edition of the Custoyns of Lojjdon has been lately squirted ; would like to know
something about it. Is sorry to hear of the depredations in his brother's
Library by ' a certain person '.

Aug. 27, 1729. Hie. Furney to H. (Rawl. 5. 158). Has received his
volume through INIr. Wotton, and desires to be a subscriber for the next

Aug. 27, 1729. Tho. Baker to H. (Rawl. 22. 20). Seven folios of
Transcript of Bale's MS. notes [^see Diary, Sept. 6 and 7].

Aug. 28, 1729. J. Loveday to H.' (Rawl. 15. 126) [see Diary, Sept. i,
2, and 3].

Aug. 24-Sept. 1.] VOLUME CXXII, PAGES 26-31 171

have it tiihini, and so 'tis universally read. Nor do I see any absurdity in
the reading.

Mr. Prujean, an honest Roman Catholick, living in the parish of
St. Clement, near Oxford, was born Dec. 25, in the morning, anno 1672.

Aug. 29 (Fri.). I hear that about three weeks since died Elizabeth
Cherry, the widow of my late best friend Francis Cherry, Esq., and that
she was buried at Shottesbrooke. She was aged 74 years, and was the
daughter of John Finch, Esq. She was a woman of great virtues and of
intire affection to her late husband ; tho' among other failings in this she is
to be blamed, that she never let me have the MSS. assigned for me by her 10
husband, and what is become of them I know not.^

Aug. 30 (Sat.). Upon Bullington green is a little hill, called Bullington
Pen (i.e. Bullington Hill). Here was formerly a very considerable Hill,
and there was (as I take it) a Castle, and hereabouts was the Town and
Church of Bullington that many speak of, which raises great speculations
among the Vulgar.^

Aug. 31 (Sun.). I\Iy Lord Dormer of Peterly in Bucks, is a Gent, of
very great honour and worth, as is also his Lady, and a lover of ancient
History, as I was well assured yesterday by INI'". John Haley, a potter of
Pen in Bucks., w^t Haley is a very honest man, is 67 years of age, and his 20
father was a trumpeter to K. Ch. I and was w'ounded under the throat at
Edge Hill fight, being shot with a bullet, but he lived many years after,
dying about 40 years since.

Sept. 1 (Men.). I formerly noted that M^. John Griffyth, vicar of
White Waltham, who was a great man, is buried in the church of Laurence
Walthamby his wife. There is no stone or other memorandum over him.
His mother-in-law, as well as father-in-law, are both buried in the same
parish, where on the west side is the following Inscription to their
memory upon a Tombstone, raised above the ground, as I had it from
M^. Loveday in a letter from Caversham, Aug. 28, 1729 : ' Here lyeth the 30
body of JANE RUDGE daughter of ANTHONY LUTHER of Miles in
the county of Essex Esq^, and wife of M"". EDWARD RUDGE of Blazes
in the parish of Laurence Waltham in the county of Berks. : by whom
she had issue two sons and nine daughters : she was his wife xlvii years.
She died on the 7*11 day of November, 1694. vEtat 61. Here also

Aug. 80,1729. Mr. Tottenham, at Wells, to H.(Rawl. 10. 132). Sends
Bishop Kidder's Inscription \_see Diary, Sept. 4].

Aug. 31, 1729. Gilbert Lake to R. (Rawl. 7. 149) {see Diary, Sept. 6].

^ The entry originally ended at the word ' husband '. The rest is added in the
margin. — Ed.

^ There is no evidence that there was ever a church or Castle of Bullington.
Because there was a Hundred of Bullington, it does not follow that there was a church
or even a village of Bullington. The Hundreds of Ploughley and Langtree, like
Bullington, were not nanaed from a \'illage or town, but apparently from the spot
■where the Hundred Court was held. — Ed.


lyeth the body of M^ EDWARD RUDGE, who dyed Aug. 13, 1701 :
Aged 74.'

Sept. 2 (Tu.). The said M^s. Jane Rudge was an excellent good
woman, and bore an universal good Character, 'tho her Husband
did not.

M"". Loveday tells me that M^'s. Cherry dyed suddenly at M''. Hayes's
of Holyport Green in Bray parish, and that she was buryed, as he was
informed, on Friday, Aug. 8, at Shottesbrooke, in the Family Vault.

S"" Constantine Phipps w^as born at Reading and educated at the
10 Free School there, his Father (as the report is) keeping the Golden Bear
in that town.

I am of opinion that the founder of S*. John's Coll., S'' Thomas
White, was born at Reading, tho' 'tis doubted by some. D"". Merrick
remembers an old man, who used to name as the very house of his birth
a building, since taken down, in the Butter Market in Reading ; upon the
spot there now lives John May, an undertaker. S^" T. White's father,
who was a Clothier, was born at Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire.

Mr. Walters (who took the degree of A.M. last Act Term) left Edm.
Hall and the University last Saturday, Aug. 30.

20 Sept. 3 (Wed.). The following inscription I had from M^". Loveday
Aug. 28,1729. It is over the door of the parsonage house at Chewstoke in
Somersetshire :

A domino factum est istud quod barry; in anno domini 1629. M^".
Loveday sends it on account of what I have observed in my Glossary to
Langtoft; where I have observed that Quod for Quoth is to be met with in
MSS., particularly after Edward IL ' I have found it ' says he ' as late as
Charles I in an inscription over the door of the parsonage house at
Chewstoke in Somersetshire.' Then he adds the inscription as above,
and subjoyns ' If you understand/?'!:// after barry (which I take to be the
30 minister's name) then qitod will be a Pronoun '.

The Date seems to me to be 1529 not 1629.

Edward Leigh (p. 56 of Three Diatribes or Discourses, in the second
0/ Money or Coyns) laments S^ Simonds D'Ewes's having published
nothing about coins or medals. ' It's pitty (says he) that S'' Simonds
D'Eus, my great friend, had not published something this way, he having
spent so much time in this study and having purchased so many several
coyns of all sorts.'

Quaere, whether the medals and coins, as well as the MSS., were
purchased by the late Earl of Oxford. Also, whether there be any MS.
40 tract about them of S'' Simond's [sic'] compiling. I believe there is not.

Sept. 4 (Thur.).

[A long epitaph on D^". Richard Kidder, bishop of Bath and Wells, who died
Nov. 26, 1703, erected in accordance witli the will of Anne, his daughter, who
died in 1728 ; sent to Hearne in a letter by the Rev. John Tottenham, from

Sept. 5 (Fri.). Tiie said D^. Kidder, who got himself intruded into
Bp Ken's bishoprick, was a man that deservedly bore a very ill character.

Sept. 1-7.] VOLUME CXXII, PAGES 31-44 173

being a republican, a close, stingy man, abhorred by all truly loyal, good
men, and yet he was a man of learning.

To get of Mr. Tottenham, or some one else, an account of the common
Character about Wells of D^". Kidder, and to know also who made the
said Epitaph.

Sept. 6 (Sat.). M^. Talbot of Wilts, hath given me by Mr. Gilbert
Lake, vicar of Chippenham, an invitation to Lacock, where M^". Lake
says I shall find a great many curiosities, but no pictures of nunns.

The said IM^. Lake dined with Mr. Barker, the present rector of
Grittleton in Wilts., on Wed., Aug. 27, who never heard anything of 10
a Roman pavement being found at that place (wc^ however I had learned
from D"". Plot's MSS. notes) but he promised to inquire about it, and to
let him know.

Mr. Lake hath now by him a fair MS. of S*. Cuthbert, ' the Author
you'l know by the following words w^t are just before the Title page :
Author hujus Libri Robertus Hegg Dunelm., Coll. Corporis Christi
Oxon. Socius ; Qui in domino mortuus est, Junii xi, a.d. m do xxix. The
Title is as follows ; at the top in red Letters, Non solum nobis nati sumus
sed partim patriae ; Saint Cuthbert or The Histories of His Churches at
Lindisfarn, Cunecacestre & Dun Holm, 1626.' JNI''. Lake wants to know, 20
whether I think this book worth anything. M''. Lake may see what
I have said of it in my Glossary to Peter Langtoft ; I have a copy from
a MS, lent me by another person, after w^^ I compared it with one lent
me by M^. West.

On Thursday last I received from M^". Baker a copy of Bale's MSS.
notes to his book de Scriptoribus. the same that Wilmot the bookseller
hath. They are of no great moment. In them he mentions as Roger
Hoveden's Continuatmies ejusdem Rogeri Lib. /; but this Continuation is
not really Hoveden's but Walter Coventre's. 'Tis in Bennet Coll.
library. 30

Mr. Baker writes to me thus upon this occasion : ' I send you John
Bale's MSS. notes. I am confident you have all, even to minutiae, tho'
I doubt you will think 'em all minutiae, & I chiefly send 'em that you
may have it in your power to mortify the bookseller, who holds up his
book at an unreasonable price. And yet, being in Bale's own hand, &
(as appears) under his last hand, for he quotes the year 1562 & dyed the
next year 1563 in November, that will put some value upon 'em. You
know he was Preb, of Canterbury, where he dyed, & was buried in the
Cathedral there. If you have seen his Vocacyon & the Treatment he met
with in Ireland, you will not wonder that he cared not to return to his 40

Sept. 7 (Sun.). Yesterday morning, was found drowned somewhere
about Mey, one Blower, a hatter by Cairfax in Oxford. He had been at
Radley at S"" John Stonehouse's on Friday and drunk a Penny Pot of Ale
at Iffley in the evening, but was not seen alive afterwards.

From M'". Baker, Aug. 27, 1729: 'Joannes Baleus erat e Collegio
Jesu Cant., an, 15 14 &c., ubi notus erat Thomae Cranmer collegae, cui
erataetate pene par, sed moribus dissimilis. Thomas Cranmer Art. Mag.
an, 151 4. Registrum Acad. Cant.


Anno 1529 conceditur fratri Ball, ordinis Carmelitarum, ad opponendum
in Theologia. Reg. Acad. Cant.

Frater Bailie, Carmelita, sacrae theologiae Bac, an. 1529. E veteri
libro Procuratoiis.

Johan Bale consecrated Bishop [of Ossorie] upon the Purification daye
of our Ladye, [an. dom. 1552], by George archbishop of Dublyne, Tho.
bP of Kyldare & Urbane bP of Duno assistinge him ; according to his
own account in a book entituled The Vocacyon of Johan Bale to the
Bishoprick of Ossorie, fol. 1 8 b.
10 This Book is so scarce that the Archbishop of Cant, had not seen it,
when he was assisting Father Courayer in the late Controversy con-
cerning our Orders, & at his request I sent it up to Lambeth. It is
printed in 8^0 without Date.'

So Mr. Baker. But in the Copy lent me by Thomas Rawlinson, Esq.,
in 1720, mentioned in these Memoirs, vol. 91, p. 64, I found this Date at
the end : Imprinted in Rome | before the Castell of S. Angell | at y^
signe of S. Peter j in Decembre | anno D, 1553.

Which circumstance of its being printed in Rome is a downright
Fiction. If Mr. Baker's copy really wants the said Date, it is imperfect.
20 As I remember. Bale's book is stuffed with other lyes.

I know not what to make of Bale's being morihiis dtssh?iih's to

To inquire of My. Anstis what he thinks of M"". Murray's Garderobe of
Pi'ince Edward^ afterward K. Edw. 11.

Sept. 8 (Men.). Three or four years agoe, D^". Holdsworth of
S'. John's College told me that Dr. Stuart & some others would fain have
me put out a new edition of Capgrave's Legenda Sanctorum, wcb is very
scarce ; but this I thought fit to wave, it being (as I judged) sufficient
that it had been once printed, & it might be as proper (yea, I think more

30 proper) to reprint the Missal of Hereford, w^b is much more scarce than
Capgrave. Indeed, the copies of this Missal (whether printed or MSS.)
are so very rare that Brian Twyne (otherwise a most knowing man) did
not know of it, and therefore reckons but three kinds of Missals, viz.
Salisbury, York, and Bangor, omitting that of Hereford [ApoL Ant. Ac.
Oxon., p. 186), a thing I must tell M'". Baker of.

The Horse-Race this year in Port-Meadow near Oxford began on
Tuesday, Aug. 26, and did not end till Tues., Sept. 2, all w^b time there
were booths and revellings in the meadow, and one booth was put up
3 weeks before the Race began.

40 Remember to tell M'". Baker that Richard White of Basingstoke, in
p. 142 of his Orationes, printed at Artois in 1596, mentioning the expenses
of three thousand silver Turnoy Groats, that those that took the Degree
of D^ in Canon and Civil Law were limited to, upon oath, ' recepto
jurejurando ne ultra tria millia Turonensium argenteorum in solemnitate
sui Doctoratus expendat,' hath the following note, p. 163 : — ' Tria millia
Turonensium] haec lex sumptuosa capitur ex constitutione secunda de
magistris, cum Quintus Clemens, pontifex, in concilio Viennensi, prohibet
ultra tria millia Turonensium argenteorum in solemnitate circa doctoratum
expendere ; quam summam Panormitanus interpres deducit ad ducentos


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& quinquaginta florenos de camera, id est, ut ait Didacus Covarruvias

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