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told me (as he hath also done since) that as to Anthony a Wood's Diary
he bought a few Pamphlets of S'" Peter Pett's executors and found in one
of them two or three long letters of Wood's to him, relating to the prose-
cution carryed on against him in the Vicechancellour's Court, upon the
Character of the Lord Clarendon. M"^. Dale (then one of the titular
Heralds) seeing them in his custody, offered to give him that History of
his life in lieu of them, which M"". Anstis lent to several persons, & probably
he said I saw it from some of those to whom he had so lent it ; adding
that he had been told that there were some copies printed from it without

30 acquainting him wiih it. [It was only a litile book extracted chiefly
from it.] He said he should not have taken that proceeding amisse, but
should have readily consented, if he might have had a copy, & he thinks it
was hard that he was omitted. He afterwards gave the Original to the
present Earl of Oxford, in whose library he supposes it is still kept. [It
is there still.] That is the History which, according to his memory, came
down to the year 1672 [it comes only to 1659, breaking off in that year],
which he once shewed to D^". Tanner, who wondered by what methods it
might come to Dr. Dale, and in truth he never acquainted M^". Anstis with
his Title to it, or the method wiiereby he obtained it. He added he

40 thought the Doctor told him that he had the remainder of it, but that dis-
course was so many years since that he cannot charge his memory with
it. [I have several times asked Dr. Tanner, who said he knew nothing of
a Diary different from his Life, w^b he hath & reaches to 1672 ; and yet
this Life is another Thing from the Diary, reaching not only lower, but
being also even in other places much fuller in many respects.] M'".
Anstis said withall, that he wished I could get him one of the printed
copies w-cli was printed from his booke. [This I cannot do, but referred
him to Dr. Rawlinson, not naming the D^., however, by name, as will
appear from the Answer I sent to M"". Anstis, w^t I shall here insert.]

July 2-7.] VOLUME CXXVI. PAGES 108-115 301

July 5 (Sun.).

To John Anstis, Esq., Garter Principal King of Arms.
Sir, I am indebted to you for your Letter of the 3"^ of April last, in w'''^ you
gave me some account of Anthony a Wood's Diary, that formerly belonged to
you. But then that Book you had ends in 1659, and not as you insinuated in
1672. The Book that was printed was in some measure extracted from
it. You are acquainted well with the Gentleman now in London that did it,
& I suppose he may, as sure he ought to, furnish you with a copy of it. But
indeed this Gentleman would never own it, notwithstanding when it first came
out I expostulated with him about it. I have several times asked D'. Tanner ro
about the second part of the Diary, but cannot find that he hath it, nor do
I know how low it came, tho' I have often heard that it was brought near to
the time of the Author's death, nor can I make any doubt of it, when I consider
the method and resolution M'. Wood had taken. D"^. Charlett promoted
the little printed Book & 'twas dedicated to him, & accordingly I have seen
the Dedication in one or more of the Copies. I am,

Sir, your obedient servant,
Tho: Hearne.
May 13, 1730.

July 6 (Mon.). I have got the ^^^ impression of A Priest to the 20
Te?7iple, or the Country Parson, by M^. Geo. Herbert. Lend. 1675. At
the end of w^^ is a Prefatory View 0/ the Life and Virtues of the Author.
Quaere who the Author of that Prefatory View was, w^h in the first edition
had been put at the beginning.'

The Preaching, or Black, Friers formerly were of so great Reputation
that none but such were made Confessors to our Kings, the first Bishop
that was made Confessor to any of our Kings being Wm Haclyffe, Bp of
Sarum, that was afterwards killed by persons of his own Diocess, as
is noted by Thomas Gascoigne in his Dictionar. Theol., voc. Castitas :
see Br. Twyne, p. 291. 30

On Sund., July 5, 1730, wrote to M"". West to look immediately into his
Rastali's Chronicle & to send me word forthwith, whether it appears when
it was that the Book was printed. M^. Murray's copy is imperfect where
it should give light in that respect.

July 7 (Tu.). On Friday, the 3^^ of July, 1730, spending the evening
with only M''. Tayler ofUniv. Coll., he told me that Browne Willis being
lately in Oxford, & happening on Sunday, in the afternoon after S'. Marie's
sermon was done, to drop into the Common Room of Lincoln College,
where some of the Fellows of the College were, such as Mr. Isham, Mr.
Vesey, &c. (& M"". Tayler himself was there likewise) he, Mr. Willis, took 4°

July 5, 1730. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 157) [see Diary, July 13]. ' This
is a very busy day with us, and the two next will be like it ; great resort of all
sort of company and some of Quality, probably for the sake of the music
which we have had these three days together. It is well for the Town, but
a vast expence to the University. I keep as close as I can & shall neither
hear nor see anything, and take the opportunity of conversing with you. Your
worthy friend M"". West is now with me, who presents you with his service
& intends to see you shortly at Oxford, the best news I can send you.'

^ Hearne subsequently added : ' He was Barn. Oley : see my Ed. of Thomas Key.'


occasion to discover that he communicated to me Prince Charles's Letter
at the end of Vi/a Ricardi II, that it was copied from the original by his
son, wct original had been lent him (the said M"". Browne Willis) by D^".
Tanner, that he did not design I should publish it, & that he resented it.
In answer to wc^ I must observe that Mr. Willis both shewed and sent
it me that I might (if I judged proper) make a publick use of it, that
I did not make mention of his name because he had forbid it several times
on occasions of this nature, that his communicating it in a publick manner
by letting his son copy ^ it for others was publishing it, that the publication

10 of it was no harm, since it would let the world judge whether it were
a vicious Act the Prince was guilty of, as M^. Willis had asserted it to me,
at which time I told him that I took the Letter quite otherwise, and
so indeed I have publickly signifyed, first in the Life of Ric. II., where the
Letter is printed, & afterwards more plainly at the end of John Trokelowe's
Annals. However, after all, were it an amorous Intriegue of the Prince,
or had he been guilty of that very sin Mr. Willis said he was, yet for all
that the Prince might have been the best Prince in the World, as
certainly he was, one only single blemish or even two being not sufficient
to denominate any one a lewd vicious Man, especially since the whole

20 Blame falls upon the Duke of Buckingham. But indeed (as I said)
another Interpretation is to be given of the whole, whatever some would
insinuate to the contrary.

In short, I am glad I did publish it, because the party made an odd
story of it, & took occasion to talk thereof & seemed as if they were for
destroying the Letter, a Thing M"". Willis himself also seemed inclined to,
and then they might represent the Matter as they pleased & lay the busi-
ness of destroying it upon the Prince's friends. But I hope the original
will be preserved, and so I told D^. Tanner, when I saw him last, that I
hoped care would be taken to have it preserved, w^^ will be an undenyable

30 Confirmation that what I printed was from Authority & that 'twas no fiction,
as some have been apt to imagine.

But where is the hurt in printing the Letter of the Prince. Tho'
he desired the Duke of Buckingham to destroy it, yet since the Duke did
it not & it is got into the hands of such as may be presumed to be rather
enemies than friends to the Stuarts & are for raking up what they can
against him, it is for the Interest of the Stuarts that such a Letter should
be preserved & not stifled, because the enemies would otherwise say that
the friends of the Stuarts are wonderful industrious in concealing the
Truth & in giving only one side of the Story. By representing all fairly.

40 such an Objection quite vanishes. And what a glorious Thing is it to
find as little that can be objected against that most excellent Prince
K. Charles I. The only Instance of any lascivious Insinuation is this
Letter, and yet even that is so far from being clear Evidence that 'tis to be
taken rather in a contrary meaning, & yet if even our Adversaries' sense
be to be admitted, it nevertheless must be allowed that the whole blame
falls upon the Duke of Buckingham, who had persuaded the Prince
to meet this Lady, whoever she was.

* MS. : copying.

July 7-8.] VOL UME CXXVI, PA GES 115-123 303

In my own vindication there is still another Thing to be offered,
and that is partiality. How justly might that be alledged against me,
were I to leave out, in publishing, Historical Facts what makes any way
against the person whose virtues I speak of, especially should I give all on
one side & but a part on the other. Have not I published to the world
what I m.et with about the Immorality of Johri of Gaunt, Humphrey
Duke of Gloucester (otherwise a most excellent Prince), Henry Prince of
Wales (elder brother of Prince Charles), &c. ? and would not the world
exclaim mightily, were I to expunge & suppress what might be said
against Princes for whom I have the highest veneration, particularly when 10
'tis a seasonable & proper time to publish the Truth ? In God's Name,
let Truth prevail & let what use soever be made of the Letter I have
printed, it will nevertheless upon examination be found that K. Charles I
was the best of Princes, & that for all Piety, Virtue & Goodness he cannot
be paralleled.

July 8 (Wed.). Quaere whether Lord Oxford hath not a Medal in
Gold that was struck when there was a design of establishing an order of
Knights of the Royal Oak. Nathaniel Booth of Gray's Inn told me
to-day at my Room that my Lord hath such a medal.

Mr. Booth at the same time told me that he had heard at Bathe (from 20
whence he is just returned) that in some short time would be undertaken
an Athenae Cantabrigicnses. He said he had it from several. But I fear
'tis too good news to be true.

Also he told me that he had several old valuable Writings relating to
the Priory of S*. John's of Jerusalem.

Mr. Booth was formerly of Brasennose Coll., viz. as long as when the
Parliament was at Oxford in the latter end of 1680 & beginning of 1681,
according to the EngHsh account.^

Mr. Booth told me he had wrote in English Notitia Hospitii Grayensis,
and that he would print it in an S'^'o volume. 30

Mr. Booth hath printed a little Book called the Forest Laws.

He hath also printed with a preface God Sf the King, shewing the Duty
of Subjects to their Prince, 8"^°.

He hath likewise from an authentick MS. published the Right of
Inheritance of the Crown of England stated in an Argument between Sir
Nicholas Bacon, when L<J Keeper, and S^ Anthony Browne, when Lord
Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.

Mr. Booth's Tutor at Brazennose Coll. was M''. Joseph Walker, who
took the Degree of M.A. on June 19, 1663.

Mr. Booth was a Commoner, having been entered about a year or two 40
before the Oxford [Parliament] ^ & went to Gray's Inn about a year or
two after, having been at Oxford in all about 3 years.

Jiily 8, 1730. H. to the Earl of Oxford at Wimpole, *by the
Koyston bag' (Diaries, 126. 120). Wishes to know the date and place of
printing of Rastell's Chronicle, of which Lord Oxford has a copy. It is quoted
by Dr. Caius of Cambridge.

1 March & April, 1681.— Ed. 2 xhis word is not in the MS.— Ed.


Mr. Booth's Uncle was the famous & most loyal S^ George Booth,
afterwards made by K. Charles II, at the Restauration, Lord De la Mare.
The King at the same time gave 10,000 libs, as part of an acknowledg-
ment of his fidelity and great constancy. M*". Booth's father, who was the
younger and only brother, and acted by the same Principle of Loyalty &
Virtue, was knighted & was made one of the Bedchamber. His name
was Sir Nathanael Booth. His father had a grant by the said King, for
his signal service, of the Prefine & Postfine of Cheshire, Chester, and
Flintshire. M"". Booth is now surveyor of the Revenue called the Green
10 Wax, of w^^ however some great men endeavoured to hinder him, and
'tis observable that altho' it was only given him durante beneplacito, yet he
hath behaved himself with that prudent conduct that they have not made
the least attempt to deprive him of it; and yet the Salary (besides
Perquisites) is worth 250 libs, per an.

M'. Booth is now also Treasurer of Gray's Inn, having been chosen
twice to that honourable Post successively. He is also Fellow of the
Royal Society and a member of the Society of Antiquaries.

He was lately chosen one of the Corporation for Propagating the
Gospel in Forreign Parts.
20 He is likewise one of the Governours of Christ-Church Hospital.

Thomas Jett, Esq., my particular friend, is very lately dead. He was
a very worthy man. He was one of the Auditors of the Exchequer.

Calling upon D^". Tanner, Canon of X* Church, this day in the after-
noon, I asked him whether he would give leave that his name be men-
tioned by me as having communicated to me the Original of Mr. Wood's
life, that I am about to print. He readily gave leave, leaving me however
at liberty to do as I please.

July 9 (Thur.). On the i^t instant I received a Letter from my
brother Edmund at Mangotsfield near Bristol, dated June 28, in W^h he

30 tells me that his Master told him, upon shewing him my Letter, that
nothing remains of the Nunnery there now, but told him where it stood.
My Brother hath been there, but nothing is to be seen, but a pretty large
House built not many years. One old woman told my Brother that she
drove plow for her father when a girl, and they grated upon the foundation
of a Chimney in one of the Grounds. It lies about a quarter of a mile
north east from the Church. There are the Lord Barkelay's arms in the
Chancell of the Church now. The tithes and where it is supposed the
Nunnery stood, and some more Lands in the parish, belong to Esq. Dole,
who gives a minister 13 pounds a year for ever, but it is augmented lately

40 by Queen Anne's Bounty money. M"". Dole has lately sold the Tithes.
The minister formerly did live in a house upon the above-said grounds.
My brother adds that his Master sales M>". Willis made search in his
father's time about it.

July 10 (Fri.). Remember to observe to M^. Baker that 'tis some-
what strange that there should be no copy of Rastall's Chronicle in Caius

July 9, 1730. Tanner to H. (Tanner MS. 456. 60). Has never seen
Rastall's Chronicle, but sends a note about it which he had copied.

July 8-11.] VOLUME CXXVI, PAGES 123-129 305

College Library, since D^. Caius seems to have had a Copy thereof
himself; for he cites him as one of his Authors; & whereas Caius
himself was more a Roman Catholick than Pi otestant, it is the more likely
that he would be carefull that due Regard should be had to Roman
Catholick writers, of wcb Rastall was one. It was emprinted in Chepesyde
at the sygne of the Meareviayd next to Pollys gate cum Privilegio, as may
appear from what I have said pag. 83 of Vol. 93 of these Remarks or
Collections, where also 'tis said 'twas in large folio & yet I remember
Mr. Murray's copy (which however wants some Things) is but a small
folio. But tho' twas printed in Chepeside, yet the year does not as yet 10
appear to me, and therefore I must make farther Enquiry, as also I must
of the time when it ends.

From the Northampton Mercury for Monday, July 6, 1730 : —

Oxford, June 25. One of our principal Colleges has been of late very much
infested with Deists. Two of them, who were both on the Foundation, were
expelled last week ; and another, a Gentleman Commoner, was expelled this
day ; another Gentleman (against whom no positive Evidence could be brought,
but violent Presumption only) had his Degree deferred two years, one of which
he is to be close confined in the College, and during that Time to translate
M'. Leslie's Method with the Deists, with an Intent, if possible, to settle him 20
in that Point; so careful is the University in general of the Manners and
Principles of its Members.

^B. The fault is Remissness of Governours and Tutors.

July 11 (Sat.). Remember to ask M^. Allen, whether he knows any
thing about Roman Antiquities found lately at Allington (a Village within
two miles of Maidstone) in Kent, particularly Urns; see Vol. 125,
p. 144.

From the Northampton Mercury for Monday, July 6, 1730: —

London, July 2. On Thursday last the Rev. M'. Arthur Bedford presented
to the King and Queen at Windsor his learned and laborious Work, intituled 30
Ihe Scripture Chronology demonstrated by ^Astronomical Calculations ; and on the
Day following he presented the same to his Royal Highness, the Prince of
Wales, which they all received very graciously.

^B. This is the same Bedford who took the Degree of M.A. as
a member of Brazenose Coll. on July 9, 1691. Some time ago he printed
an 8^0 Book against S'" Isaac Newton's Chronology, & he is altoa-ether
against S^^ Isaac in this folio Book & mightily for Archbishop Usher,
Bishop Lloyd, &c. Among others he mightily commends Marshall's
Tables, \\^^ are really Bp Lloyd's. He signifys to the World that Bp
Cumberland assured him that Bp Lloyd was the real Author of the 40
imperfect Book about Daniel's Weeks. I thought all people had known
this before. This M^. Bedford seems to be something crazed. He has ^
a younger brother living in Oxford, by trade a Glazier, but he follows
Maulting, who is a man of a troublesome turbulent Spirit, and a sort of

1 MS.:— is.


July 12 (Sun.). In the Catalogus operum a Jo sua Barnesio S.T.B.
scriplorum, at the end of the first edition of Anacreon by Barnes, no. xxix
is Piudari VHa, quatuor praelectionibiis habita, and no. xli is Praelectiones
in Pindari 0lympi07iic una cum ejusdem Vila. I have taken note of the
said Passage because there was once a design of printing ]Mr. Barnes's
Life of Pindar with the Oxford Pindar, as I find by a Passage D^.
Charlett wrote at the end of a Letter of D"". Bernard's to Mr. Barnes.

[Some notes on Cardiff and ' Rhysky ' in Monmouthshire, contributed

by M"". Loveday.]

lo July 13 (Men.). M^". Baker (in his Letter from Cambridge of the
5*11 inst.) tells me that he has a pretty compleat Catalogue of old printed
Books before the year 1500, in the late Bp of Ely's, D^. More's, Library.
In that Catalogue he hath not met with Guido de Columpna, or that other
de vita Alexandri Afagfii, both w^^ I have of a very old edition before
1500, but without Date or Place, tho' it looks as if they had been printed
at Oxford. Of both I have a note ready to be printed at the end of
ThotJiae Caii Vindiciae Antiquitatis Universiiaiis Oxoniae that I have now
in the Press. M'". Baker takes notice that he finds in our Oxford
Catalogue Guido de Columna, and that Gualteri Belgae Alexayidreis, wrote

ao about the 1 2 Century in verse from Quintus Curtius, has been made use
of to prove that Author to be genuine & more antient than some have
vainly imagined him to be.

He tells me what I have heard of M^. Strype is partly true ; he is about
printing another volume of his Annals to the year 1600, but it will
consist only of Original Papers, with some short notes and observations
to illustrate them. His great Age [now 86] will not allow him to do

He says it is likewise true that he [M"". Baker] corresponded with Bp
Burnet, and is one of those few that must always speak well of him ; for

30 tho' he used great freedome in censuring & correcting his two first Volumes
of the Hist, of the Reformation (as we find in the last), such as might
have justly drawn down his Resentments upon him, yet he treated him
like a Friend and a man of honor; & M^. Bedford being then under
confinement, at Mi". Baker's Request he had undertaken to sollicite his
Affaire & would (M^. Baker believes) have then effected it, had he not
died, whilst it was in agitation, & he (Mr. Baker) had the last Letter
from him probably he ever wrote, dated the day before he was taken ill of

July 14, 1730. Lord Oxford to H. (Rawl. 8. 202) \see Diary, July 16].
* 1 thank you for so much of your conversation that I enjoyed when I was at
Oxford. I should have been very glad to have spent more time with you.'

July 14, 1730. H. to Rawlinson (Rawl. 32. 45 ; Diaries, 126. 134).
Has received the Pacquet containing Mr. James Cunningham's discourse upon
Macduff's Cross and Mr. Ashmole's MS. orders about his Museum. Recounts
the history of the letter about the Oaths, which Mrs. Cherry had given to the
Bodleian. Points out that it does not deal with the Oath of Abjuration, which
had not at that time been heard of, Hearne's letters had been returned to
him by Mrs. Cherry on Jan. 11, 1722, but this letter about the Oaths was not
among them. There is a Postscript saying that the letter, though written on
July 14, was not sent until Aug. 4, 1730.

July 12-16.] VOLUME CXXVI, PAGES 129-142 307

of that Distemper whereof he died. This (says Mr. Baker) / must always
thankfully remember.

July 15 (Wed.). IMi". Baker hath not met with Thomas Marescalliis
in any Catalogue of the Bishops of Bath and Wells, but he says my
Authority at the end of Trokelowe seems to be good.

Of the Company of Cordwainers I\Ir. Baker can give no account from
Cambridge, this being one of the most irregular Corporations in the
Kingdome, every one setting up on what trade he pleaseth. Nor hath he
met with any such Company among the antient Gilds. iJ/*". Baker's
Letter of July ^. 10

From the Northampton Mercury for Monday, July 13, 1730: —

Cambridge, July 7. The Publick Commencement is now over. A very
great Concourse of People has been here for these three Days together to see
the Solemnity of it, and to hear the Exercise and IMusick. Several noblemen
and Abundance of Gentlemen and Ladies were present at it. One hundred
and six Masters of Arts were created, five Doctors of Divinity, three Doctors
of Physick, one Doctor of Musick.

On Tuesday morning, July 14, 1730, died M^. Samuel Parker, son of
D"". Samuel Parker, late Bp of Oxon. This Gentleman, who was once of
Trinity Coll. Oxon., but left it without a Degree upon account of the 20
Oaths, hath written and published many Things, such as an Epitome of the
Ecclesiastical Historians, Censura Temporum, Bibliotheca Biblica (the best
part of well Book are the Occasional Annotations, most if not all of which
were done by other hands) &c. I hear he had a Dropsy & that he took
to his bed last Saturday. He was (as I take it) 52 years of Age. He
hath left a Widow (one of the Daughters of the late INR Hen. Clements
of Oxford, Bookseller) & many Children, the eldest of \\^, Samuel, from
the Trade of a Leather Gilder became Clark of Magd. Coll. Oxon., last
Easter Term. He was buried in the Ch. of S^. Peter in the East on
Friday Night, July 17, following. 30

This morning about two clock, died of the twisting of the Bowells, in
the 39*11 year of her age, the wife of D"". Edward Butler, president of
Magdalen College and Vice-chancellour of the University of Oxford.

Jiily 16 (Thur.). From the Northampton IMercury for Monday,
July 13:—

There is lately dead the Hon. Edward Henry Calvert, Esq., President o*"
the Council of Annapolis in Maryland, Commissary General of the Province
of Maryland, and second Brother to the Rt. Hon. the Lord Proprietor [i. e.
the Lord Baltimore] of the said Province.

W°i Lowndes, Esq., succeeds Thomas Jett, Esq., deceased, as one of the 40
Auditors of the Exchequer.

Yesterday I had a letter from L^ Oxford, dated in Dover Street July 14.
His Lordship hath looked upon his Rastall's Chronicle. He believes he

July 16, 1730. John Murray to H. (Rawl. 8. 150). Was out of Town
when he should have received H.'s letter of May 30, about the loan of the
MS. of Hem'ingford, Hence the delay. Has been two or three times to the
Heralds' Office, but the Gentlemen in waiting knew nothing of the matter.
Yesterday he met Mr. Anstis and obtained the MS., which he now sends.

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