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her funeral, September 16, 1656. Oratione Frederick Calvert, Lord Baltimore.

funebri, à marito ipso, more prisco laudata 1731–1771.


, is part of her epitaph. The copies of Tuis odd man, whose character may well this pamphlet were industriously collected be suffered to sleep with him in the grave, and destroyed. But Mr. Granger, who had published,

seen one, was fully persuaded by it of her 1. A Tour to the East, in 1763-4, with innocence. Remarks on the City of Constantinople and He published, besides this funeral orathe Turks. Also Select Pieces of Oriental tion, 1656, 2. A Panegyric to the King, Wit, Poetry, and Wisdom, by the Lord 1660. 3. The History of Isoof Bassa, 1684, Baltimore, London, 1767, 8vo.

and translated The Venetian Triumph. 2. Gaudia Poetica, Latina, Anglicâ et On his return home from one of his emGallicâ Linguâ composita. Ao. 1769. Au- bassies, he took the road along the coast of gustæ Litteris Spathianis, 1770, surmounted France, and in his audience of the King by a baron's coronet, with the initials F. B. told him that the French were hard at This is dedicated in Latin to Linnæus, who work in raising a naval force, and pointed repaid the compliment with the grossest out the danger to England. Instead of atflattery.

tending to the intelligence, Charles severely 3. Cælestes et Inferi. Venetiis. Typis reprimanded him for talking of things which C. Palese, 1771, 4to.

it was not his business to meddle with. Copies of these last works, which are exceedingly rare, were in the collection of Isaac Reed.

Bevil Higgons.—1670-1735. YOUNGER son of Sir Thomas Higgons by

Bridget his second wife; true to the Stuart John Glanvill.Broad Hinton, Wilts,

family, he accompanied James into France. 1664.

He published a volume of Historical and He published, 1. Some Odes of Horace Critical Remarks on Burnet's History; and, imitated with relation to his Majesty and 2. A short View of the English History, the Times, 1690. 2. Poems dedicated to with Reflections Political, Historical, Civil, the Memory and lamenting the Death of Physical, and Moral, on the Reigns of the her late sacred Majesty of the Small Pox, Kings, their Characters and Manners, their 1695. 3. A Plurality of Worlds, translated Successions to the Throne, and all other refrom the French, 1688.

markable Incidents to the Revolution 1688. Drawn from authentic Memoirs and MSS.

1727. Sir Thomas Higgons.Shropshire, 1624-1691.

John Evelyn.-Sayes Court, near Deptford, One of the few Cavaliers whose services

1654-1698. were rewarded after the Restoration. Charles Son of the Sylvan Evelyn. He wrote the II. knighted him, and gave him a pension Greek Poem which is prefixed to the second of £500 a year, and gifts to the amount of volume of his father's work, and translated £4000. In 1669 he was sent envoy extra- Rapin's Gardens, Plutarch's Life of Alexordinary to invest the Duke of Saxony ander, and the History of the Grand Viziers with the Order of the Garter, and about four Mahomet and Achmet Coprogli, and of the years afterwards went envoy to Vienna. three last Grand Seigniors, their Sultanas

married the famous widow of Robert and chief Favourites, with the most secret Earl of Essex, and delivered an oration at | Intrigues of the Seraglio. 1677. 8vo.

Edward Howard, Eighth Earl of Suffolk.

“ Alma novem genuit celebres Rhedycina 1731.

poetas, This nobleman, who had, according to

Bubb, Stubb, Cobb, Crabb, Trap, Young, Horace Walpole, some derangement of in

Carey, Tickell, Evans." tellect, published Miscellanies in Prose and Hewrote a volume of Pastorals, six of which, Verse, by a Person of Quality, 1725, 8vo.; or rather twelve, were preserved by Isaac the greater part of which he reprinted under Reed, and by him communicated to Mr. the title of Musarum Deliciæ in 1728. This Nichols's Collection. They have more merit volume contains some Sapphick verses, which than is usually to be found in such poems ; the bookseller acquaints us were so called but are by no means equal to Gay’s, who

not because they are written in the num- succeeded better in sport than his serious bers which Sappho made use of, but merely predecessors Phillips and Dr. Evans. upon account of the fineness and delicacy of the subjects."

Horace Walpole has preserved a curious anecdote of this man (vol. 4, Parke's edition,

Gloster Ridley.-1702-1774. p. 133, note).

This worthy man, who was descended An advertisement prefixed to his last from Ridley the Martyr, was born at sea on publication announces that speedily will be board the Gloucester East Indiaman. He published Alcander, or the Prince of Ar- published the Life of his ancestor, and a cadia, by the same author."

Review of Philips's Life of Cardinal Pole, The Musarum Deliciæ is a scarce book, one of those insidious works of the Roman many of the copies having been burnt by Catholics which it is necessary to watch and his lordship’s executors.

to confute. His eldest son was the author Park, vol. 4, p. 136, gives an extract, of the Tales of the Genii, a book which it is to Upon a Beau— but it cannot be a charac- be hoped will always continue to be printed. teristic one. From the volume of a mad man something that marks him may surely be selected.

Joseph T'rapp, Cherington, Gloucestershire,

1669-17**. John Lord Cutts.-1706.

Dr. TRAPP was the first professor of poSon of Richard Cutts, Esq. of Matching etry at Oxford, and like many other profesin Essex, and made Baron of Gowran in Ire

sors in other things, professed what he cerland, one of the lords justices general, general lectures under the title of Prælectiones Po

tainly did not practise. He published his of the forces in that kingdom, and governor of the isle of Wight.

eticæ; four volumes of Sermons; Abramule, Marlborough called him a Salamander,

a tragedy ; some controversial treatises from his having escaped in a most tremen

against the Papists and Methodists, which dous action with part of the French army.

are said to have much merit; and sundry A good specimen in Park's Royal and miscellaneous productions both in prose and

But his best or worst known works Noble Authors, vol. 5, p. 222.

are a Latin version of the Paradise Lost,

and a blank verse translation of Virgil. Abel Evans.

See this Virgil, for surely it must have been One of the Oxford wits enumerated in the well known distich :

2 GLOUCESTER RIDLEY's Sermons On the

Divinity and Operations of the Holy Ghost, ! Quære? Was not this the name of Pope's preached at Lady Moyes's lecture, are some of epic ?-R S.

the very best on the subject.-J. W. W.


over-abused. So bad as Pope's Homer it | and in travesting the first book of Pope's cannot by any possibility have been, i. e. it Iliad with Ducket, under the title of Hocannot so misrepresent and debase the ori- merides, by Sir Iliad Doggrel: for which ginal.

Pope put him in the Dunciad.

John Howe. MR. Nichols has transcribed an account Benjamin Stilling fleet.169*1-1771. of this gentleman, which deserves retran- “I HAVE lately," says GRAY,“made an ac. scription. (Nichols' Collection, vol. 1, p.209.) quaintance with this philosopher, who lives

in a garret in the winter, that he may sup

port some near relations who depend upon Thomas Lord Lyttleton.—1744-1779. him. He is always employed, consequently Poems by a young Nobleman of distin- (according to my old maxim) always happy, guished abilities, lately deceased, 4to. 1780. always cheerful, and seems to me a worthy, These, according to Mr. Park, are admitted honest man. His present scheme is to send to be his. The Letters published as his

some persons properly qualified to reside a are said to have been written by Mr. Combe. year or two in Attica, to make themselves

The remarkable story of his death is cer- acquainted with the climate, productions, tainly believed in the family.

and natural history of the country, that we Mr. Park has published his portrait. I may understand Aristotle, Theophrastus, never saw a countenance so thoroughly ex

&c. who have been Heathen Greek to us for pressive of a debauched heart.

so many ages; and this he has got proposed to Lord Bute, no unlikely person to put it

in execution, as he is himself a botanist." Sneyd Davies.-1769.

See Gentleman's Magazine, 1776, p. 162. Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, Pennant says of him, prefixed to his British

496, and for 1777, p. 440. See also what rector of Kingsland in Herefordshire, pre- Zoology, vol. 4. bendary of Litchfield, archdeacon of Derby, and D.D.

Walter Pope.— Fawsley, NorthamptonSir Thomas Burnet.-1753.

shire, 1714. YOUNGEST son of the bishop, consul at WALTER POPE was elected from WestLisbon, and afterwards king's serjeant, and minster to Trinity College, Cambridge, 1645, judge of the Common Pleas. A volume of but removed to Oxford, where he was suchis Poems was printed in 1777.

cessively scholar, fellow, and dean of WadIt is recorded of him in the days of his ham. In 1658, when he was junior proctor, levity, that his father one day seeing him an attempt was made to abrogate the statute uncommonly grave, asked what he was me

for wearing caps and hoods; he frustrated ditating ? " A greater work," replied the it, and this he called the most glorious action son, " than your lordship's History of the of his life.? Reformation." " What is that, Tom ?” “My own Reformation, my lord.” “I shall

I Watt, in the Bibliotheca Britannica, says be heartily glad to see it," said the bishop, he was born about 1702. He was grandson to “ but almost despair of it.” It was how the Bishop.-J. W. W. ever accomplished.

3 “ Believe me," says CUMBERLAND, “ there He edited his father's History of his own

is much good sense in old distinctions. When

the law lays down its full-bottomed periwig, you Times, and was concerned in the Grumbler, I will find less wisdom in bald pates than you are He was half brother to Bishop Wilkins, I had feeling enough to admire and study the and one of the first fellows of the Royal So- great masters of the art. Though one of ciety. His publications were numerous and nine children, he had the misfortune to be unimportant; but his Old Man's Wish is the last of his family. one of those ballads which are never likely The metre of the ode in these selections to lose their estimation and popularity. is singular.

One of his works deserves mention, his Moral and Political Fables, ancient and modern ; done into measured Prose, inter

Knightley Chetwood.Coventry, 1720. mixed with Rhyme. 1698. By measured

DR. CHETWOOD was chaplain to James II. prose, blank verse is meant, in which a

who nominated him Bishop of Bristol, but couplet is occasionally introduced. Daniel had done this before him, and done it far passed the seals. He was made Dean of

abdicated the kingdom before his election better. I have seen also the same thing in Spa- borough as chaplain to the English forces.

Gloucester, and went abroad with Marlnish.

The Dissertation prefixed to Dryden's VirNichols, vol. 1, p. 173. The Old Man's

gil in 1697, is his. Wish.

But see, if possible, for the enlarged edition, in twenty stanzas, published in folio, 1693, under the title of the Wish.

Charles Dryden.-1704. DRYDEN's eldest son. He was usher of

the palace to Pope Clement XI. and was William Duncombe.—1689-1769.

drowned in the Thames, near Windsor. He published, 1. a translation of Racine's Athaliah. 1722. 2. Lucius ius Brutus, a Tragedy. 1735. 3. The Works of Horace,

Thomas Catesby, Lord Paget.—1742. in English Versc, by several Hands. 1757, 2 vols. 8vo. A second edition in four vo

He died before his father, the first Earl lumes appeared in 1762. He edited the

of Uxbridge. He published an Essay on Works of Mr. Needler in 1724. 2. The Human Life, which was printed in a supPoems of Hughes, his brother-in-law, 1735. plement to Pope's Works, 1757; and is said 3. The Miscellanies of Jabez Hughes. 4. by Mr. Park to be perhaps the closest imiThe Works of Samuel Say, 1745 ; and, 5.

tation of that poet's ethical essays. And a Seven Sermons, by Archbishop Herring.

volume of Miscellanies in Prose and Verse, 1741.

Thomas Edwards.-1699-1758.

Joseph Spence.-1768. AUTHOR of the Canons of Criticism. In the dark age of English poetry, Edwards in his own fish pond. In the Tales of the

A VERY amiable man, who was drowned

Genii his character is drawn under the aware of.”Choleric Man. This passage is else. where referred to by Southey. I'may add from clumsy name of Phesoi Ecneps, i. e. Jothe Gull's Horn-Book, “ Come, come; it would seph Spence read backwards. be but a bald world, but that it wears a peri. wig.” p. 48. Reprint by J. N. 1812.

J. W. W.



Door brass for the servant's fingers, the Letters from England by a Spaniard. clean custom of a dirty people.

FAR better mode of exposing Novel prospects. Hedges. Hay-making.
folly than by novels.

Country houses.
The journals of my own tours The Spanish sheep produce good wool :

shall be given with characteristic the English good mutton. minuteness, in a lively stile and full of all the I have heard two instances of the misanecdotes that I have collected. They will chief done by wasps; the one in Herefordderive a Spanish cast, from drawing general shire,—a gentleman and his wife in a oneconclusions from single circumstances, and horse chair were attacked in a bye-road by from the writer's wish to find the English a nest of these insects. They were overas much upon a level with his own country- turned, and escaped with little injury. The men as he can.

horse died in consequence of the stings. Thus the theatre affords him an oppor- | Mr. Rowe knows a lady who with her child tunity of retaliating the contempt exprest was attacked in the same way; her bosom by Englishmen of the Spanish stage. A was full of them, but she recovered. Mystrolling play may equal my Coruña exhi- self once suffered five stings at once. An bition.

odd circumstance happened at Mr. Lamb's' The Catholic may in his turn deride re- —a wasp's nest was taken by the usual meformed worship, the vital Christianity cant. thod of suffocation, and brought into the The Quaker silence may be described as parlour to show the family. They went out striking him with awe-till a speaker rose. to walk, and left it there. By the time they

Astonishment at the taxes. Stopt win- returned, the wasps were recovered, and dows.

they found them all flying about the Heretical intolerance. Elizabeth's persecution of the Puritans. Birmingham riots. Dr. Hunter's Museum. I can borrow Apostle Spoons.

Carlisle's book. Horses' tails and ears.

Crimping. Pressing. Wall bills in London. Persons lost. Re- State of the poor. Laws of settlement. wards for apprehending murderers. Quack Universities. The seminaries of our clerbills. Debating societies, &c. &c.

gymen. Fashions. The pudding cravatts invent- Excellent roads in England; their dised to hide a poultice. Two watches. Many advantages not obvious. The servants who under-waistcoats and the coat at the same go to summerize in the country with their time dragged back over the shoulders. Hands in the coat-pockets. Bandalores.

· This was his early friend, T. P. Lamb, Esq. Padded coats to look broad-breasted.

of Mountsfield Lodge, near Rye.-J.w.w.


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