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to remitt it.'

July 26, 1731. H. to Fullerton {draft; (Rawl. 5. 129). Asks that the
money [jee July 23] may be sent by Godfrey, the waggoner.

July 27, 1731. James West to H. (Rawl. 27 c. 3 1 1). Kit Bateman, the

^ ' So Bale and Pits ; but M"". Wood in his Athenae shows it to be false.' Note by

July 23-30.] VOLUME CXXX, PAGES 101-105 441

To enquire of Mr. Baker whether he knows of what University
Mj. Edmund Bolton was. This Edmund Bolton was, as it seems,
a Catholick. He was in favour with George Villiers, Duke of Bucking-
ham. He was an excellent Historian and Antiquary. His design of
writing the History of England was laudable, but he made no great
progress. His life of Hen. II is in Speed. He was great with S' Rob.
Cotton. He was one of the Society of Antiquaries. He was well versed
in ancient Medals and Coins.

July 28 (Wed.). M^. John Griffin took the degree of M.A. as
a member of Merton College, on Feb. 14, 1708, and was Rector of 10
Saresden in Oxfordshire, which he threw up about 1715, upon account
of the Oaths, and was, as I am informed, consecrated a Bishop by
M'". Collier, &c., Nov. 25, 1722, and dyed of a dropsy on Thursday, the
8*^1 of this inst. July, 1731, and was buried the ^^\ being Friday.

M"". Robert Duncan, formerly one of the Scots Exhibitioners of Balliol
College, as a member of which he took the degree of M. A., April 16,
1706, but quitted it on account of the Oaths, dyed lately, so honest &
poor that he was buried at M^. Arthur Trevor's expense in S''. Martin's
Churchyard in the fields, London. We have lost a modest, virtuous,
and ingenious man, one tarn Marie quam Mercurio, as he has proved 20
more than once. I was well acquainted with him, & found him always
of a cheerfull Temper, but guilty of no vice whatsoever.

July 29 (Thur.). On Thursday last, being the 2 and inst., died
Mr. Christopher Bateman of Paternoster Rowe, London, bookseller, and
was buried on Monday night, July 26, at the church of S*. Gregory near
S*. Paul's. He had been a most noted Bookseller and was looked upon
as a very honest man. He understood Books incomparably well, and
always was so fair in selling that a child might purchase as easily as
a man of skill. As he used to buy whole Studies, so 'twas his way to put
a reasonable or moderate Price upon each, so as not to alter the Prices 30
after they were fixed, wcli as it produced a quick sale, so it made him •
much esteemed, and people were sure that they were not cheated. I knew
him for near thirty years, and ever found him an open, single-hearted,
chearfuU man, above the world, and so regardless of money, that tho' he
might have acquired a great Estate, yet he died but poor, wct was in
some measure occasioned by an ill, undutiful son, and a faithless servant.
Some years ago he gave off his Trade, but afterwards took to it again,
but the second setting up would not do.

July 30 (Fri.). Yesterday, in the afternoon, called upon me
Mr. Thomas Rawlins of Pophills in Warwickshire. He told me he only 40
lent Mr. West the little quarto MS. about Oxford, written by Mr. Wood's
own hands, with a desire that M^. West would deliver it to me. M^. West

bookseller, is dead, and was buried July 26. Is glad Hearne has procured
a copy of Alexander Nevyl. \See also Diary, July 31.]

July 28, 1731. J. Worthington to H. (Rawl. 27 C. 256). 'I find myself
much obliged to you for the care you have taken to vindicate my Father's
worthy memory.' Sends H. a book, apparently by J. W.'s father. \See
Diary, Aug. 30.]


just shewed it me in Sept. last, but I had seen it before, M^. Rawlings
having shewed it me himself here at Oxford ; but I never had an opportu-
nity of reading it, the' I had a great desire to do it, when I was upon
Caius, M*". Rawlins told me M"", West had lately restored it to him,
and Mr. Rawlins promised to lend it to me, & to send it by the Carrier.
Mr. West hath got a Copy of it, as I learn from what M^. West some
time since wrote to me, viz. that he had then imployed one to transcribe
it, and that it would be done speedily. If I have not the Original (wcb
M'". Rawlins said M^. West had lent, for some time before he restored it,
10 to the Earl of Oxford) I can have M^. West's Transcript, Mr. West
having kindly offered to communicate it to me.

Mr. Rawlins said, he designed to write the Life of Dr. Pocock, and to
prefix a print of him from the Picture now in Bodley.

Mr. Rawlins hath a great number of Papers (many of w°^ are Letters
of learned men to Di". Pocock) that will be of signal use and service in
the Work.

He hath 26 Original Letters of Selden's to D^. Pocock relating to

A Collection of the Letters, at least thechiefLettersof these great men,
20 would be proper to be printed with it, as would some other Papers that
Mr. Rawlins hath.

Mr. Humphrey Smith, a very worthy man of Dartmouth, spent several
years in writing D^. Pocock's Life in English. Quaere what is become
of it.

It is not material, but rather trivial, to say anything of D^. Pocock's
Tutor, provided it can be obtained.

July 31 (Sat.). Mr. West lately met with a small Pamphlet in
4*0 bound up with the Arminian Nunnery, at Litde Gidding, and intituled
' Collectarium mansuetudinum et bonorum morum Regis Henrici VI ex

30 Collectione magistri lohannis Blakman bacchalaurei theologie et post
Cartusiae monachi Londini.' 'Tis printed in the old black Letter by
Cowpland, with the figure of a King in his Robes, having the Scepter
in one hand and a Book in the other. Mr. West takes it to have been
wrote at the command of Hen. VII, when he was endeavouring with
Pope Julius for the Canonization of Hen. VI. I do not remember
to have ever seen this Book. Archbishop Usher had seen John Blak-
man's MSS. Collections, wch probably contained a great many other
things relating to the Carthusians & their Benefactors. Our published
coaeval Histories are very barren with respect to this Prince, which there-

40 fore makes any Thing of that Age about him to be much valued. He
was a pious, the' very weak Prince. The Carthusians had most

July 31, 1731. Sam. Knight to H. (Rawl. 27 c. 26). Asked Dr. Tanner
to see what there is in the Ashmolean Museum about Bishop Grosthead, but
he could not owing to some squabble about the choice of a Keeper ; and now
he is not likely to return soon to Oxford as he is designed for the Bishopric of
St. David's. Therefore asks H. to undertake the search. ' Cousin Graves ' is
designing a monument to his father at Mickleton, and would like H. or
Mr. West to compose an inscription.

July 30-Aug. 4.] VOLUME CXXX, PAGES 105-113 443

deservedly a great opinion of him, notwithstanding the weakness of his
Title to the Crown, and did what they could for his honour.

Aug. 1 (Sun.). Yesterday, Mr. Rawlins shewed me an Almanack of
Rider's for 1692, in w^^ D^. Charlett had entered many Memorandums
relating to D^. Pocock, who died anno 1691.

Dr. Charlett intended to write D'. Pocock's Life. His memorandums
are broken scraps, and very imperfect. I believe he (Charlett) com-
municated many things to M'. Humphrey Smith.

Mr. Rawlins, upon my advice, designs to write to Dartmouth, to
enquire about Mr, Smith's Life of D^. Pocock, w^^^ I believe, was quite 10
finished, at least there could be wanting very little to compleat it.

Dr. Charlett noted in the said Almanack that among D^". Marshall's
MSS. was a fuller account of S*. Cuthbert than that done by Hegg.

Aug. 2 (Mon.). D'". Charlett drew up an Alphabetical Catalogue of
all the Presidents, Fellows, Scholars, Sojourners, Benefactors, «&c.,
of Trinity Coll. Oxon., from the Foundation of that College to the year
1692, when he became Master of University College. M^. Rawlins hath
this MS., wch is in 8'«'o. M"". Rawlins carried it yesterday in the after-
noon to the President of Trin. Coll., M"". Huddesford, & insinuated that
it ought to be continued. The President said he would consider the 20
matter, but Rawlins did not leave the Book with him, only telling him
that if the President would get it continued and let him have a Copy
of the Continuation, then he should have his. D^. Charlett was entered
of Trin. Coll. anno 1669.

Mr. Rawlins says he designs to print an account of all D"". Charlett's
Correspondents, but that he will print only ten Copies on purpose to give
away, but not to be sold.

Mr. Rawlins (who went out of Town again this morning) told me last
night, that he hath a Letter from D^. Wake (now Archbishop of Canter-
bury) to Dr. Charlett, in w^t he acknowledges his praying for the Prince 30
of Wales, now known by the name of the Chevallier de S*. George
Quaere the date of it.

Thomas Gascoigne quotes Chronica Dunelmensis Ecclesiae as a notable
Thing. See Mr. Harbin's Extracts, p. 302 of the Il^d part of Gascoigne.

Aug. 3 (Tu.). On Thursday last, being July 29, Miss Hudson, the
only Child of the late D'. John Hudson (whose widow, who is likewise
the widow of the late D^. Anth. Hall, now lives at Eynsham), was married
in Cowley Church near Oxford to S"" John Boyse, one of the Aldermen
of Oxford's son. She is a very pretty young woman (just turned of
twenty, being born July 24, 17 n, [see Vol. 30 at the end]) of a very 40
good Fortune. Her Husband, now Commoner of X*. Ch., is about the
same age or hardly so much.

Aug. 4 (Wed.). Gascoigne quotes Chronica Eveshamiensis about
papal Provisions, particularly about Robert of Grosthede's- refusing the
Pope's nephew. See Part H., p. 551. Lord Oxford hath Chronica
Eveshamiensis. I must remember to borrow it of his Lordship, par-
ticularly for this thing.


Aug. 5 (Thur.). M"". Dodwell used to prefer Burghers's print of
D^, Woodward's Shield, wcl^ I published in Livy, and afterwards in
Mr. Dodwell's Dissertatio de Par??ia Equestri Woodwardiana, to the
larger Print that D^, Woodward published himself. Indeed Burghers
did it excellently well, as is also acknowledged by others who are con-
cerned on that account, as I find some are, who endeavour to get Copies
of Burghers's.

Tho' Mr. Wood's Sketch of the Ruines of Eynsham Abbey, w^^^ is now
in the Museum Ashmolianum, be engraved, yet 'tis not done accurately,
10 nor is justice done to M^. Wood, whose name is concealed, but of this
I have taken notice formerly, nor is it therefore proper now to enlarge.^

Aug. 6 (Fri.). Dr. Samuel Knight is now consulting about the Life
of Robert Grosthead, \m^ he designs to write. I told him formerly of
Mr. Wood's Collections on this Subject in the Ashmolean Museum, and
now he wants to know whether they may be of service to him. 'Tis
many years since I saw them, and the difference now with respect to
a Keeper hinders me from inspecting them afresh, nor indeed have
I inclination, and this very difference also hindered D^, Tanner, to whom
Dr. Knight wrote, as D^. Tanner himself told D^. Knight. As I remember,
20 I was much pleased with M^. Wood's observations, but I cannot say that
another will, and 'tis withall probable that the chief of them may be
taken by Mr, Wood himself into his History and Antiq. of the University
of Oxford. Mr. Wood had consulted all or most of the things of Grost-
head's that he knew of in Oxford, but he died before the printed Catalogue
of MSS. came out, otherwise he might have learned more things relating
to Grosthead than he was aware of. Besides, I think, M^. Wood's
thoughts were chiefly employed, when he was a young man, on this

Aug. 7 (Sat.). Old goody Wiggins, that died about 1 2 years agoe
30 & lived in Fryer's Entry in Oxford, wanted by three quarters of a year of
one hundred, as I was told by one Smith, her son-in-law, this day, wc^
Smith is near fourscore himself.

Some years ago lived at Shifford near Bampton, in Oxfordshire, one

Aug. 5, 1731. Thomas Rawlins to H. (Raw). 27 c. 1 14). Sends Wood's
copy of Miles Windsor.

Aug. 5, 1731. William Pullerton to H. (Raw). 5. 130). ' Being confined
to the House yesterday & this morning is the reason I missed your Carier ; so
least business should prevent me next Wednesday, pray take the money of him
at Oxford & give him a Bill upon me, which shall be answered upon sight
whether I am at home or not.'

Aug. 5, 1731. Sir Philip Sydenham to H. (Rawl. 27 c. 212). Has paid
his subscription money to Mr. Giles, bookseller, of Holborn, now in Holland.

Aug. 7, 1731. H. to Rawlinson (Rawl. 32. 59). Thanks for a Curiosity.
* It is strange to me that M"". Dodwell should not know what in it relates to
Dr. Hickes.'

^ Hearne is referring to Buck's print of Eynsham ; see Cartulary of Eynsham Abbey,
vol. ii, p. xlviii (O. H. S.) ; Ed.

Aug. 5-10.] VOLUME CXXX, PAGES 113-119 445

Allen, famous for his knowledge in the secret Art, so that he was com-
monly looked upon as a Conjurer. He had many books that way, and
great application used to be made to him to help people to things that
were lost, &c. After his death, his Books, or most of them, came to one
Cornelius of Oxford, who was also much celebrated, & he is much talked
off [sic\ to this day. After Cornelius's death, his Books came to one
Stockford, a Glover, near Glocester Hall in Oxford, who purchased them
of Cornelius's daughter, who married one Kymber of Oxford, but he hath
been dead several years. This Stockford, commonly called Old Stock-
ford, was also a cunning man, & is likewise much talked off, but he was 10
not so famous as Cornelius. After Stockford's death, the books were
dispersed up and down, & much Inquiry is made after them. I have one
in 8vo, a MS. w^t I think was one of them. 'Tis a MS. written in
Q. Elizabeth's time, or rather in Q. Mary's, the date of 1557 being in it,
where in p. 50 are these words : ' A true experiment proved in Cam-
bridge, anno 1557, of three spirits to don \sic\ in a Chamber, whose
names are Durus, Artus, ^bedel.' This book belonged once to Moses
Long who was also called A conjurer, as appears from this note at the
beginning, 'Moses Long, 1683, Gloc. the Conjurer.'

Aug. 8 (Sun.). Mr. Baker never saw Boston of Bury, or any part of 20
a MS. of him. Letter of Aug. j, i']}i.

He knows no more of Dr. Nat. Johnston than that he took his Degree
of Dr. of Physick in bad times. Anno i6y6, Nath. Johnson Coll. Regal,
in Medicina Doctor. He cannot meet with his first Degree & suspects
he might take it in Scotland. They have no Register at King's College,
except for those of the Foundation. M'. Baker had some correspondence
with him ; he was much reduced in his old age, & in narrow circumstances.
He lived, & M"". Baker thinks dyed, at Mill Banck, Westminster, where
his death may be heard of. Ibid.

Aug. 9 (Men.). 30

[From Bemerton Church, the inscription on John Norris who died 1711.]

M'. Norris was a man most certainly of excellent parts and learning,
and was often called Seraphick Norris. He was of a genteel, courteous
behaviour, and a genteel courteous Writer, upon wch account he is also
commended by M^. Dodwell, at the same time that neither MJ". Dodwell
nor any one else could or ought to commend that scurrilous Writer,
Mr. Edmund Chishull.

Aug. 10 (Tu.). Yesterday, in the evening, I received from Thomas
Rawlins of Pophills, Esq., Ant. Wood's Extracts in MS. from Miles
Windsore's MSS. Collections in Bibl. Coll. Corpus Xti. Mr. Rawlins 40
lends me this MS., w^h is a small 4*0 thing, to peruse.

The first edition of Durandus's Rationale, 1459, & the first except one
that yet appears printed with Date, I hear from M^". Baker, is in Lord
Oxford's Library. The oldest that Mr. Baker hath seen in their Libraries
at Cambridge is Argentinae, An. Dni. Mccccxciir. But the Pages or
Folios are numbered at the top & signatures at the bottom.


Aug. 12 (Thur.). Last night, M^. George Ballard, of Campden in
Gloucestershire, called upon me with one Browne, a young man of
Blockley, and we spent the evening together.

He told me of the death of the youngest Daughter (there being two) of
my late friend Richard Graves, Esq. She died of the small Pox. She
was the most beautifull creature M"". Ballard ever saw. Her mother died
of her in child Birth, She was about nine years of age.

Mr. Ballard then gave me a silver Groat of David II, King of Scots,
coined anno 1357, after eleven years captivity at Odiham in Hampshire.
10 It was coined at Edinburgh. It was found at Alcester (vulgo Ouster) in

Aug. 13 (Fri.). The Person who stole Books lately at Cambridge, is
named Phil. Nichols. He was originally of this University of Oxford,
being a Commoner of Brazennose Coll. & esteemed a very ingenious,
honest young man, and that Character be bore as long as he was there, &
yet he was there seven years, taking the Degree of M.A. there June 8,
1722, after wcb by a Lapse from the Fellows, S^" Nath. Lloyd, purely by
his own authority, made him Fellow of Trinity Hall in Cambridge, wch
Kindness made S'^ Nathaniel the more enraged, when he was apprized of

20 his great Crimes, w^^ were so notorious both with respect to stealing books
and otherwise that they could not be hid nor put up, nor indeed ought
they to be stifled, notwithstanding his being a D', of LL. & in orders, &
otherwise a man of Parts and Learning. His wants, occasioned by his
own Faults, put him upon stealing Books, wch he did very dextrously &
boldly. He was expelled with great solemnity on the 4*^ inst. at Trin.
Hall, the Master, Sir N. Lloyd, coming down from London on purpose,
full of resentment & indignation. The Sentence was affixt upon the
Gates of the College, as a Citation for his appearance had been many
dayes before, both on the Chappell & his Chamber Doore. Two Volumes

30 of my Leland's Itinerary (which M"". Baker had given S*. John's College)
were found in his Chamber, being the last he had borrowed, & being
portable Books had been conveyed away after the Lock was changed
& his key could be of no use to him. The rest of the Volumes (no doubt)
would have followed. He was certainly a very bold man that would ven-
ture to follow his old Trade after (he must needs know) he was suspected.
For the Library Keeper watched him at that very time when these two
volumes must have been carryed off, and yet he was too cunning for him.
The rest of the Books had been openly sold at an Auction at London (the
Class Marks standing on some of 'em), most large Volumes, D^". Clark's

40 Caesar's Commentaries being one, wcli one would have thought could
hardly have been carryed off without the help of a Porter, & yet he seems
to have had no Assistance. He fled beyond Sea into Holland, as 'tis
said, before Sentence.

Aug. 14 (Sat.). Wicklif's New Testament, it seems, is now publisht,
with a long Preface by Lewis of Margate, who tho' a sorry fellow, yet D^".
Waterland is very deep in this Edition, and hath assisted in it so much

Aug. 12, 1731. William Brome to H. (Rawl. 27 b. 167) [see Diary,
Sept. 17].

Aug. 12-16.] VOLUME CXXX, PAGES 119-125 447

that the Preface is, as it were, wholly his, and indeed the management of
the whole work is to be ascribed to him.

Yesterday, I met Mr. Fysher, as I came from Blind Pinnocks, in
a Ground by Botley Pound, where he and two others were simpling.^
He told me he was over at Dorchester again about a fortnight after his
being first there, that Mr. Bateman of X* Ch. was now with him, that the
stone seems to have been out of Heddington Quarry; also that the u's are

Aug. 15 (Sun.). In Madg. Coll. Library, Cambridge, in Mr. Pepys's
Collection, are three Volumes of the Heads of Great persons, digested in 10
order, wch are very usefull and very entertaining. Enquire of S^ Philip
Sydenham, whether he still continues to collect the Heads of great persons
in England.

I hear Mr. Parne is about a new Edition of Fleetwood's Chronicon
Preliosum, and that Mr. Baker is his assistant. Ask Mr. Baker. The
said M^". Parne is a worthy man.

Enquire of what University Dr. John Chamberlayn was, that is, with
respect to his taking a degree, for he was an undergraduate of Oxford.
His Father, who was a much abler man than the son, was of Edmund
Hall, Oxon., certainly an excellent Scholar and very ingenious, but 20
I think from what is said of him by M^. Wood under Andrew Allam, that
he was not a little proud. M^. Allam was a very learned man, humble
and modest, & so sagacious in finding out anonymous Authors that
nothing hardly came out without a name but he could immediately, as it
were, discover its Author, to the great amazement of all that knew him,
as I have often heard M^. Dyer of Oriel say, so that he was of very great
service to M"". Wood, as was also John Aubrey, Esq., who was always
strangely ready to serve M"". Wood, who would therefore use to tell people
that John Aubrey would break his neck down stairs on purpose to get him
intelligence. This he would tell, if Aubrey & he were in company 3°
together with others in any upper room. For if any person passed by,
probably able to give information about M^. Wood's affairs,'^ he (M"".
Aubrey) would presently get down in a great hurry on purpose to

Aug. 16 (Men.). New Pipes of lead being now making in Oxford,
to convey water all over the City (the old ones being as it were useless)
in High Street and other places they find an old pitching of stone, not
Pebbles as the present pitching is, but Rubble Stone, & some of free
stone very large, at least two feet and an half or rather quite a yard from 40
the surface of the Ground, wch shews that the Ground hath risen so much
since the old pitching was laid.

'Tis said in the Preface to the Latin Edition in folio of the three pieces
upon Stoneheng, that M^. Webb improved and enlarged his Essay
to prove the Chinese to be the primitive Language, and that the MS. is
said to be still exstant in the Cathedral Church of Wells.

* i. e. gathering herbs or plants. — Ed.

2 i. e. information bearing on the literary works that Wood was engaged upon.— Ed.


Aug. 17 (Tu.). Mr. Griffin at his death left the legacy given him by
Tho. Rawlinson, Esq., of 150 libs, to the Rev. M^. Tho. Deacon, who
practiseth Physick at Manchester being a Non-Juror, a man of good sense
and learning. He married young and unhappily, is now loaded with
children and much incumbered.^

D"". Samuel Drake of S^, John's Coll., Cambridge, his edition of Mat.
Parker's Anliq Brit., notwithstanding seven years spent on it, answers ill.

They are reprinting at London the scarce Pieces of that famed Repub-
lican, Fletcher of Saltoun, the only man of his age, that ever faithfully
10 adhered to his Principles, bad as they were, and acted accordingly.
A character of him will be taken from a MS. said to be wrote by Lord
Somers, found in the study of Thomas Rawlinson, Esq., and now penes
Ric. Rawlinson, LL.D., w°^ is so scarce that there are only two other
copies in being.

Aug. 18 (Wed.). Dr. Rawlinson hath got that part of M^. Pepys's
last will that relates to the preservation of his Library in Magdalen
College in Cambridge.

Mr. Brooks, formerly Librarian of the University of Cambridge, but
removed for non-complyance in 17 14, is going in quality of Chaplain to
20 the Duke of Ormond at Madrid, from whence M^". Henry Hall is lately

Aug. 19 (Thur.). Yesterday I perused an old MS. Chronicle, in 4*0
on Vellum, from Brute to the death of Hen. II, in Magd. Coll. Library,
numbered 72, put into my hands by M'. Loveday of that Coll. to whom
I restored it this day. The Author anonymous. Mr. Tyrrell perused it,
and stiles it, in a spare leaf at the beginning, Chronicon Regum Angliae a
scriptore Anonymo.

[Extracts from the Manuscript.^]

Aug. 20 (Fri.). Tho' the said Chronicle ends at Henry II's death,
30 yet I take it to have been, from several circumstances, designed to be
carried lower. Indeed 'tis probable it was carried lower, tho' the rest be
wanting here. I find 'tis extracted from other Authors, being an Epitome,
& so the Author tells us it was his design, in his Prologue or Introduction.
Most of it is in Polychronicon.

Aug. 21 (Sat.). Yesterday morning, called upon me and spent two

Aug. 17, 1731. H. Frinsham to H. (Rawl. 5. 125). ' In answer to yours
I send this to acquaint you that the bye order you mention was committed to
the Flames very soon after my mother's death ; so that 'tis impossible any
copy of it should ever be transmitted to you. I wish when you write to me
again, you would remember to send by the Windsor carrier, which would
make your letters much less expensive than some of them have proved.'

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