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c. 3, de veterum numismatum collectione, ducentos simplices aureos,
quorum quilibet undecim nummis argenteis regalibus aestimatur.'

The said rule or order was strictly observed in the University of

This day D'". Tanner lent me a Transcript of Walter Hemyngforde's
Chronicon Edwardi III, taken from an old MS. in IMagd. Coll. Library,
Oxon., many years ago by his Amanuensis, one M^". Jon of Queen's Coll.,
Oxon., and partly by himself.

Sept. 9 (Tu.). This day I returned to London, (carriage paid) by 10
Godfrey's waggon, M^'. Murray's copy of the i^t Ed. of The Customs of
Londofi, w^b tho' very imperfect is a very good book, and by Letter at the
same time I desired M^. Murray to let me have some short account of
a third Ed. of the said book, that (I am told) is lately advertized. It was
squirted, it seems, by some one at London, but can be of little value
in respect of the first and second Editions done, without doubt, as I take
it, by Richard Arnolde himself. At the same time I told him, I believed
I should have occasion to quote and make mention of his IMS. of Edw. II's
Garderobe in the Work of Trokelowe's Annals of Edw. II, &c., that I am
now printing, & I desired therefore that he would, if he could, give me 20
some short account of its Authenticalness.

To tell Mr. Baker that D^, Gerard Langbaine (a very great Scholar,
and a great Judge of our English History and Antiquities) observed to
Mj. Selden (who deservedly consulted the D'. in these Affairs) as may be
seen in Leland's Coll. vol. v. p. 287 that an extract might be taken of all
the Historicall passages in D^. Gascoigne" s Dictionariuvi Theologicum, w"''
in his opinion do as well deserve to be published as the rest of that great work
does scarce {but for theni) deserve the reading. Whether such an extract
were taken I know not, but 'tis certain 'twas never published. If it were
taken, 'tis possible it might be deferred for another volume of Cornelius 3°
Bee's Historians, w^^ however never came out. I have given a specimen
of the Historical Passages in the Antiquities of Glastonbury, and there are
many more in M''. Wood's Hist, and Antiquities of the Univ. of Oxford.
Mr. Wood, I think, got them chiefly by the assistance of his great friend
and acquaintance M"". Henry Foulis. fellow of Lincoln College. I have
often been thinking of makmg and publishing such an Extract, but
indeed I despair of getting it. 'Twas with great difficulty I got the
Specimen in the Antiq. of Glastonbury. Partiality obstructs things of
this kind, and 'tis to that we are to ascribe the loss of a great deal of
secret History, while other Things of the same kind for the same reason 4°
lye dormant & are quite hid.^

Sept. 10 (Wed.). On Friday last, M''. Niblet, Warden of All Souls
Coll., had the Rectory of Lockinge, near Wantage in Berks., conferred

Sept. 9, 1729. H. to Murray (Rawl. 112. 262) [see Diary, Sept. 9].
Sept. 10, 1729. Charles Gray to H. (Rawl. 27 b. 327. Argues that
Colchester is Camalodunum. Asks H.'s opinion \see Diary, Oct. 30, 1729].

^ Professor Thorold Rogers edited the Historical Passages from Gascoigne under
the title Loci e Libro Veritatnm (Clarendon Press, 1881). — Ed.


upon him, it being in the Patronage of the College, and being vacant by
the Death of M^". John Aldworth, M.A. and formerly Fellow of All Souls.
Which M'". Aldworth was brother of the late D^. Charles Aldworth
(Camden Professor of History) and took the Degree of M.A., April ii,


King Plen. I was sirnamed Beauclerk from his being not only a good
scholar himself but from his love of learned men and his affection for
Learning. This is allowed by all; but then whereas D^. Caius hath
asserted that he was educated at Cambridge, I think it far from being
ic true, it being not at all likely, if we attend to what hath been related by
Peter Blesensis. I should rather think with M^. Wood that he was
educated at Oxford. For tho' W^ the Conqueror resented what the
Oxford scholars had done in favour of Edgar Etheling, yet this Resent-
ment, I believe, wore away so far, as that the King permitted his son
Henry to be educated there under such learned men, as he could confide
in, and were reconciled to his Government.

Sept. 11 (Thur.). In the year 1727, May 22, I received from
Dr. Thorpe of Rochester two MSS., wcb he sent with a Letter dated
from Rochester Ap. 18 that year. The one, indtled Re??ie?Jibrances,^ was
20 collected by the eminent S'' Roger Twysden, Bart., and was lent to the
Di". by his grandson, the present S"" William Twysden of East Peckham,
Bart., with leave to make what use the D^. pleased of anything in it,
excepting what immediately concerned his own family, as Epitaphs, &c.
The other MS., intitled Analecta Ro. Plot, the D^. had from his friend
& neighbour My. John Burman, vicar of Newington and Bobbing in the
County of Kent, who died April 13, 1726, aetat. 45. They are both in
4^0. I extracted several things from the first and transcribed the second
intirely. I returned them to the D'. on Aug. 5, 1729.

Sept. 12 (Fri.). Richard Parker, in p. 221 in his Scektos Cant, in
3c the v'li Vol. of Leland's Coll., tells us D"". John Cay died on July 29,
1573, wch I suppose is right. His epitaph is FVI CAIVS, as ordered by
himself, but whether there be any other Inscription, I know not. Some
have suggested that he was a Roman Catholick, and indeed it is my
opinion that he was more a Roman Catholick than a Protestant. It is
commonly said that he would have his name wrote Caius in every Case,
wch shows him to have been an humourist. The first Ed. of his book
de Ant. Cant. Acad, was printed at London in 8'*'o by Bynneman anno
1568 ; the second was printed m aedibus Joha^inis Daii zx London, 1574,
in 4''0, but is not so beautifull as the first, and coming out after the
40 Author's death, I know not whether the Additions (wch are of no great
moment) are all genuine. The i^* Ed. was answered by M^ Tho. Key
of Oxford against whose Assertio D"". Cay had levelled his Book, but Key
d}'ing in May 1572, the answer was never yet printed, and I believe it never

Sept. 11, 1729. John Loveday to R. (Rawl. 7. 180) {see Diary, Sept. 14
and 22].

^ Rembrances, MS.

Sept. 10-16.] VOLUME CXXII, PAGES 52-59 177

came to D^". Cay's hands. The 2^"^ Ed. of Cay, and indeed the whole
work, was replyed to by Br. Twyne, whose book was printed at Oxford
1608, 40, but without notice of Thomas Key's excellent reply in IMS.
I know not the name of the Orator Cantabrigiensis, that occasioned
Key's Assertio.

Sept. 14 (Sun.). M"". Weeksey having, upon his ejectment from
Oriel College, appealed to the L^ Chancellour of England, S^^ Peter King,
Visitor of that College on the behalf of (what they call the King) the Duke
of Brunswick ; wcb S^ Peter, having never been of any University, knows
nothing of College affairs ; S^ Peter thereupon made null the Election of 10
the Provost of Oriel College, because the Provost had not every vote, and
declared Weeksey's ejectment (there being no Warden) illegal, but
afterwards he made D^. Hodges Warden himself, by virtue of his
Visitatorial Power & restored Weeksey to his fellowship, a mandate or
decree being come to the College for that Restoration.

At the end of Sherlock's Discourse concerning a future Judgment, the
5*^ Ed., London 1699, among Books printed for and to be sold by
W. Rogers, at the Sun over against S*. Dunstan's Church in Fleet Street,
are the 4 following : ' i\Ir. Griffith's sermon at St. Lawrence Church in
Reading, Oct. 3, 1692, being the last day on wcl^ the mayor was sworn, 20
4*0 ; also Folly of Atheism demonstrated to the Capacity of the most
unlearned Reader, S^*^; also The Summ of Christianity, price 3^, sticht;
also a short Scripture catechism, 120.' I never knew before that
Mr. Griffyth (vicar of White Waltham) who was a great man, had pub-
lished anything but the sermon. M^. Loveday gave me the note of the
said four things. 'Tis probable M^". Griffyth hath printed other Things,

Sept. 15 (Men.). Lev. xix. 27 in the Latin is Neqiie in rotundu?n
attondebitis comam, nee radetis barbam, wct (were there none besides) was
a sufficient reason for W"i of Wickham's prohibiting the Custom radendi 30
barbas in New College. In the Bible printed anno 1541 'tis thus
translated : Ve shall not rounde the lockes of your heads, neyther shalt thou
marre the tufts of thy bearde.

Sept. 16 (Tu.). 'Tis very probable that S'' Simonds D'Ewes might
have the MS. relating to Ford Abbey in the Cotton Library, that is
quoted in the Monasticon, and that it might not after his Death (which
happened anno 1650, in the 48*'li year of his age) be restored. 'Tis
certain that S^" Simonds was very curious in things of this kind, and he
would often borrow books from that Library, wcb tho' he used religiously
to restore again, yet after his Death there might be some failure. But 40
this being only surmize, I do not insist upon it. As for Dodesworth,
I am apt to think he very honestly restored it again, if he had it out of
the Library at all, and that it was there long after he had made from it
those Extracts that Dugdale hath published, which was (as I take it)
before the breaking out of the Civil War.

Sept. 14, 1729. T. Baker to H. (Raw). 23. 51) {see Diary, Sept. 17, 19,
20, and 21].



Yesterday, Alderman Greenway was elected mayor & M"". Cotes,
a Lathe-maker, and M'". Williams, an upholsterer, bayliflfs of the City of
Oxford for the year 1730.

Sept. 17 (Wed.). The Date to Bales Vocacyon M^. Baker had not
observed 'till I directed him to it; upon the Intimation I gave, he finds it
as quoted by me in a Letter I lately wrote to him, but neither at the
beginning nor end of the Book, but after the Errata. He had it not then,
when he wrote to me, by him, being one of the old books he gave to their
Library, where they stand not very much regarded or wanted. 31^. Baker
10 io me, Sept. 14. i']2<).

Sept. 18 (Thur.). Mr. Loveday hath been told that Capt. Elwys of
Windsor had several original Papers of S^ Walter Raleigh's, he marrying
a Descendant of S^ Walter's. When I was printing Camden's Eliz.,
Mr. Griffith of White Waltham insinuated to me that he knew a Gentleman
. that had such papers, that the Gent, desired I would go over and view
them. But this I did not do. I suppose he may be the same person.
I have got^ a transcript from a MS. (not an original of S^" Walter's) of
the Life of W^n the Conq., w^li is ascribed to S^ Walter Raleigh, but
I am of opinion that S^ Walter was not the Author. Desire M^. Loveday
20 to enquire whether among the said Papers there be any such Life
written by S^" Walter's own hand.

Sept. 19 (Fri.). The following copy of an original Letter from K.
James II, when Duke of York, was sent me by M^". Baker of Cambridge,
Sept. 14, 1729, not to be printed, for indeed it is not worth printing, but
being only a Curiosity, 'tis to be kept by me as such : —

' For M^ Lenthall, Speaker of the House of Commons. M^". Speaker,
I understand that there was a Letter of mine intercepted going to the
King, wct I confesse was a fault ; & therefore I desire you to let the House
know that I will engage my honour & faith never to engage my selfe any
3° more in such businesses. And my request is that I may continue where
I now am, in doing w^h 3'ou will much oblige me, who am. Your Friend,
Yorke. S*. James's, Feb. 20, 1647.' Endorsed thus: Duke of Yorke
reported 22''^^ Feb. 164^].

' This (says M^. Baker) I can vouch to be taken from an Original,
& if I might acquaint you how I came by it, you could have no doubt
of it.'

Sept. 20 (Sat.). Mr, John Ray, the famous Botanist, dyed at his
house in Black Notley, near Braintree in Essex, Jan. 17, i7of, in the 82
yeare of his age. Dr. Tho. Smith's MSS. Coll. penes me vol. 144,
40 p. 154.

Sept. 20, 1729. Thomas Ward to H, (Rawl. 1 7. 48). Sends MSS., lent
by Mr. Newsham, Deputy-Recorder of Warwick [jee Diary, vol. 123, pp. 73
and 100].

^ In the margin, ' I have no transcript. I only read it, but did not think it worth
while to transcribe it.'

•Sept. 16-22.] VOLUME CXXII, PAGES 59-65 179

From M^. Baker's Letter to me, dat. Sept. 14, 1729. 'Lord Oxford
is now at Wymple with my Lady & other company. He has not yet been
at Cambridge. If I have the honor to see him, I will enquire concerning
S^" Simonds D'Ewes's medals. You know how S^ Simonds came by
part of that valuable collection, not over honestly, but by his Interest in
Hugh Peters, who for some short time had the keeping of the Library at
S*. James's. This you find in an Author well known to you, your worthy
friend D"". Smith, in Vita Patricii Jimii pag. 34, 35, w^li I mention
because you, in the crowd of other business, might possibly forget it, &
because it is a particular you will not meet with in S"" Simond's Life by 10
himself. At the same page you will meet with Gems and Rings as well
as medals a scelesto illo Hiigone pecuniis numeraits emisse. This, I am
sure, is good authority with you and will confirm you in the hard opinion
you have of that vain man.

Patricius Young, A.M. Oxon., incorporatus Cantabrigiae an. 1619, 20.

Of his brother John Young, S.T.B., Coll. Sid. an. 161 1 [afterwards Dean
of Winchester] it is noted upon our Register — The first Scolilish man that
ever kept his Acte Sj tooke Degree in this Universitie.

These two notes are entred in the margin of our worthy Friend's book
at Patr. Young, & so you will acccept 'em, as if they came from him.' 20

Thus far M"". Baker. It must, upon this occasion, be remembered
that I should have had all the books of D^. Smith's own writing with
MSS. corrections & Additions, but two of them I had not, viz. his Discourse
about the Druids & his Vitae Illustrium Virorum.

Sept. 21 (Sun.). They have taken in to St. John's Coll. Library at
Cambridge the 2^^ Ed. of Rymer, &c. Edw. II's reign takes up a good
part of two volumes. If Mr, Baker thought there were anything in 'em
that would help me to explain the Authors about Edw. II that I am now
printing, he would send it me.

The said 2^*^ Ed. is prized ^ by Tonson the Bookseller at 50 libs, and 30
yet there are 500 copies printed. M'". George Holmes of the Tower had
the care of the said 2<i Ed. & took great pains in it. M"". Holmes is
deputy keeper of the Records and understands these things perfectly

Sept. 22 (Mon.).

[Epitaph in Laurence Waltham church of Bridget Griifyth, daughter of
Edward and Jane Rudge of Blazes in Laurence Waltham, wife of John
Griffyth, vicar of White Waltham ; she died May 26, 1696, aged 31.

Also in Shottesbrooke Church the epitaph of Sara Cherry, daughter of
Francis Cherry ; she died June 25, 1714, aged 21. 40

Also in Shottesbrooke churchyard the epitaph of Edmund Staples, ' pastor '
of that church ; who died Jan. 6, 1722, aged 48.

Also in the Chancel of St. Mary's, Reading, the epitaph of William Reeves,
vicar of the parish, chaplain to Queen Anne and rector of Craneford, who died
Mar. 26, 1726, aged 57.]

M^ Reeves's immediate predecessor in the Living of S*. Mary's,

^ i. e. priced. — Ed.
N 2


Reading, was not M"", Francis Fox, the present Vicar, but M^. Abraham
Brooksbank, buryed just by M'. Reeves.

I know not who the Author of M". Sarah Cherry, daughter of M"".
Francis Cherry's Epitaph was : nor had I heard of any monument to her,
'till My. Loveday told me. Perhaps M'. Staples himself or somebody
that he got to do it. Whoever 'twas, I take him to have been of
a different persuasion from M^. Cherry, otherwise he would have mentioned
in it M'. Cherry's integrity, w^^^ (as well as his other Virtues and great
Learning) made him so deservedly respected. Sometime after M^

10 Cherry's death, I remember somebody told me that a monument was
designed for him in the Church, with an Inscription (different from what had
been put by his own order over his Grave in the Churchyard) agreeable to
what I have wrote of him in my Preface to Leland's Collectanea, but I heard
no more of it, & perhaps no more was meant than what is said of him in
his Daughter's Epitaph. M"". Staples, tho' related to M^", Cherry, yet was
of different Principles from him, and I remember when I was taking
a Catalogue of some of M^. Cherry's Books, not long before M^. Cherry
died, among w^li were those MSB. M^. Cherry designed for me, tho'
I never had them, he kept M"". Staples out of the Study and signified

20 that he did not care he should see the Books, fearing he might endeavour
to get them away, as indeed afterwards he got many, and I believe (at
least I suspect) that he got those very MSS. I should have had.

Sept. 23 (Tu.). Last night I spent the evening with Mr. Fletcher
Gyles and Mi". Charles Davis of London, booksellers. M^". Whiteside of
the Museum and M^". Taylour of Univ. Coll. were also with us.

The said Davis is a man that bears httle better Character with many
honest men than Edmund Curie. He makes it his business to pyrate
books, & hath reprinted something from mine without acknowledgement,
particularly what I have about L^ Cobham at the end of Titus Livius
30 Foro-Jul. ; this I mentioned to him. He said he had it from the Tower,
well is a Lye. I had it from M^. George Holmes, who transcribed it from
the Tower & Davis stole it from my Book, & he insinuated that he would
do so with respect to other things. He printed this thing about Cobham
at the end of his paltry Bale's trifling book about that lA.

Mr. Gyles said he hath got in the Press Lambard's Topographical
Dictionary of Britain, the MS. of w^h he shewed me some years ago.

Davis said he was going to reprint Caius's Antiquities of Cambridge,
& that Mr. Jebb was to do it.

Sept. 24 (Wed.). Yesterday M^. Richard Knipe was installed Canon

40 of Christ Church in room of D^. Stratforde deceased. This Gent, was

formerly Student of that College. He is son {quaere) of the late D"".

Sept. 24, 1729. H. to Rawlinson (Rawl. 32. 35; Diaries 122. 71).
Returns the Parchment. Believes the accusation against Lord Bacon is cer-
tainly true. Wishes to know if he possesses Henry Wilkinson's catalogue of
the books in the Library of Magdalen Hall.

Sept. 24, 1729. Tanner to H. (Rawl. 10. 13) [see Diary, Sept. 30 and
Oct. i].

[Endorsed by Hearne, Sept. 1729.] Jamea West to H. (Rawl. 11. 154)


.Sept. 22-27.] VOLUME CXXII, PAGES 65-75 i8i

Thomas Knipe. He is a great Rattle, being soft and weak. He is
Chaplain to the Duke of Brunswick and went lately over with him to
Hanover, and returned with him back again.

Sept. 25 (Thur.). M^s. Clements, widow of the late M^. Henry
Clements of Oxford, bookseller, told me yesterday that she is four years
younger that her brother Clements, a farmer of Clifton near Oxford, now
82 or 83, and that she was born at Clifton.

Sept. 23, I received a Parchment deed from D'. Rawlinson, signed by
Sr Thomas More's own hand. It covered a Plantin Edition of S*.
Ignatius's Epistles. I have copied it as follows : — 10

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Thomas More de Chelsehyth, miles,
dedi [&c.] Johanni Clement in medicina doctor!, Henrico Say generoso,
Waltero Marshe de London mercero, Johanni Heywode generoso, Ricardo
Heywode generoso, Willelmo Rastell generoso, Johanni Marshe, Johanni
Watson, Thomae Sharpe et Ricardo Symkys omnia terras et tenementa
mea [&c.] in villa vel campis de Chelsehith seu alibi in comitatu Middelsex ;
habenda [&c.] eisdem Johanni Clement [&c.] imperpetuum de capitalibus
dominis [&:c.] ad usum et usus et intentiones in quibusdam indenturis de
data presentis cartae inter me & Johannem Harryes confectis specificatos.
Et ego [&c. warranty]. In cuius [&c. sealing]. Dat' vicesimo quinto die 20
mensis Marcii anno regni regis Henrici octavi vicesimo quinto.

Per me Thomam More militem.

Sept. 26 (Fri.). D''. Rawlinson, who hath a hand with W^. Black-
bourne in the new Ed. of L^^. Bacon's works, is displeased at what is said
by Sr Simonds D'Ewes about the said L^ in the fragment I have printed
at the end of Evesham's Life of Ric. II, and says the character of
S'" S. Dewes is very much exploded at London.

I know not what he means by exploded. S'" Simonds was certainly
a Puritan and a vain man, but then he was a very studious, sober, learned,
and industrious man, & is certainly to be credited, when he gives a bad 30
character of a Puritan, as lA Bacon was without doubt a Puritan, as his
Father (of whom S'" Simonds speaks very well) was before him, & 'tis
owing to his Father (S^ Nicholas Bacon) that the Queen of Scots was
ruined, he hindering her being freed from Prison. In short, I believe (&
so do others) that what S' Simonds hath said of L^^ Bacon is certainly
true, & I am certainly told that no good man is displeased with it, the
Dr. (it may be) and some few others excepted, that are concerned in the
Ed. of his works.

Wilmot told me yesterday, he had still got Bale with Bale's own MSS.
notes by him, but he denied to show me the Book. 4°

Sept. 27 (Sat.). Mr. Ward thinks the Pictures in his MS. of Rouse
were taken from authentick monuments, then in being (as perhaps in the
fine painted glass, formerly belonging to the church of Warwick), and he
judges them truly copied by Rouse, who was indefatigable in his searches

[see Diary, Oct. 10, which is taken from this Letter]. ' I had sooner wrote to
you, but the Concern I have been under occasioned by my Father's loss of his
sight prevented me. ... I hope shortly to have some Curious Pieces privately


after our Antiquities. I can say nothing to that point whence he took
them, but I have given my reasons for omitting them formerly, nor can
I think that the charges of having them engraved & printed would'
have been defrayed in the sale. Neither indeed would the use have been
equal to the pains.

Sept. 28 (Sun.). On Thursday, Sept. i8, 1729, died Richard Graves of
Mickleton nearCampden in Gloucestershire, Esq., in the Ss'^year of his
age, being born April 22, 1677. He was one of the most worthy and
virtuous Gentlemen I was acquainted with. He was also a most excellent
10 Scholar and Antiquary, a man of great modesty and of a most sweet
Temper, and a great Friend to his Tenants and to the Poor, so that all'
People are very sorry for his Death, w^^ I hear was sudden, tho' he had
been of late much afflicted with the epidemical Feaver and ague that hath
raged {and still rages) so much for these 3 years. He was very studious,
and made great collections, and was upon a work he designed to have
published relating to the Antiquities of Evesham & some other Abbies.

Sept. 29 (Men.). From Fog's Journal for Sat., Sept. 27, 1729 : —

From Boslam near Newcastle in Staffordshire, we have the following
Inscription, which was lately put upon a Tomb-stone, viz. ' Here lies the
20 Body of Richard Bennet of this Parish, who departed this life the 221^'i of
Aug. 1729, in the log^^ year of his age; also near this place lies the Body
of Mary Bennet his wife, who dyed in the 103'''^ year of her Age, and the
Bodies of Richard and Elizabeth Robinson, her Father and Mother ; he dyed
in the 114*1^ year, and she in her 108*^.' M"". Luke Bennet of the Admiralty
Office is the son of Richard Bennet, and like to live as long as any of his
Ancestors, being now in the 6ist year of his age and lately married.

Sept. 30 (Tu.). When I last talked with D^. Tanner, I told him
I desired to know something more of the little Monasterv of Wintnev
near Hartford Bridge in Hampshire, than we have in the Monasticon or
30 Leland's Collectanea. He then told me, he might have some Memorandums
and perhaps Charters belonging to that House. But now he tells me,
from Norwich, Sept. 24, he can't find any of the latter, and all that he hath
about it for his new Ed. of the Notitia Monastica is only thus :

[Extract omitted.]

D^". Caius had a mean opinion of John Wickliff and therefore he thought
the Oxonians ought not to be proud that John Wickliff was educated
among them. See the 8^0 Ed. of his Book, p. 268.

When Wickliff s Doctrine began to prevail in the Univ. of Oxford, the
Sermons, before they were preached publickly, used to be examined by
40 the Doctors of Div. ; ib. p. 270, 271. Quaere whether there were any
such thing at Cambridge.

Oct. 1 (Wed.). Dr. Tanner, in the foresaid Letter from Norwich of
Sept. 24, told me he hath no account oi John de Trokelowe, but only that

Oct. 1, 1729. J. West to H. (Rawl. 11. 155). Sends a dissertation

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