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the pension of ten pounds by the year; his constant practice, after he had which I here present verbatim, out of taken tea at Horseman's Coffee-house, my rough draft, as I delivered it fairer in the High-street; where he used to written, tó this Lord Henry, the third
meet Mr. Cracherode, Dr. Smallwell, day after the funeral, viz. « A declaration of the funeral of the generally used to accompany him to
and other Christ Church men, who Lady Katherine Berkeley, as it was per- ihe Turs. He was a profound scholar, formed on Thursday, the 20th of May, aod rendered Dr. Kennicott great as1596, being Ascension-day."
sistance in his great work of the HeMr. URBAN,
brew Bible. When The Confessional ON N inspecting the papers of a
was first published, he told Mr. friend, lately deceased, in Ox- 'Fletcher that he would not bear the ford, I found a letter addressed to last of that Book as long as he lived him from'a correspondent in Londoo, and I am apt to think his opinions containing Anecdotes of the learned coincided with those of the Author Joseph Sanford, of Baliol College, of that celebrated work, for he did Oxford, well known for his profound not take Holy Orders until he could learning, extensive library, and side not avoid it for preserving his Fellowgularity in dress; and who is a re- ship; and I have been told, that he markable instance of neglecled Bio never did any duly, not even in the graphy; as, I believe, there is uo Chapel of his College. On his appli. account of him io any publication, cation to the Bishop for Ordination, except in the Literary Anecdotes of he was introduced to the Chaplain, to the Ėighteenth Century,” in which he whom he was a stranger, and who, as is incidentally mentioned in the Cor. usual, told him he must examine him; respondence of the Rev. Mr. Godwyn and the first Question proposed was with Mr. Hutchins, the Historian of Quid Fides ? to which Sanford replied
jo Dorsetshire; wbich work was not
a loud tone (and increasing it at published at the time the following each answer), Quod non vides. The' Letter was written. In a Note in the second question was Quid Spes ? to “ Literary Anecdoles," vol. VIII.
which Sanford-Futura res. The 260, he is said to have died Nov. 14, third was Quid Churitas? to which he which is an error for Sept. 25, 1774, roared out-In Mundo ruritas. Upon as authenticated by the following lo which the Chaplain, finding he had an scription on his Monument, in the extraordinary character to deal with, Church of St. Mary Magdalen, in left him, and went to inform the Bishop Oxford. Mr. Sanford wrote his name
of what had passed below, with a without a d; this trifle is mentioned, person he knew not what to make of, as his name is usually printed Sandford. who had given in his name Joseph - Juxta hoc Marmor requiescit
Sunford, of Baliol; which made the vir Reverendus Joseph Sanford, S.T.B. Bishop laugh, and exclaim, “You Collegii Ballousi
examine hin! why he is able to exannos tantum non sexaginta Socius,
ampine you, and our whole Bench! folicioris Ingenii, Memoriæ, Judicii, pray desire him to walk up :' when exemplum singularis ;
the Bishop made an apology for the in republica literariâ
Chaplain, and said, he was sorry Mr. esse primas meruit, modestus devitavit; Sanford had not applied to him in the ingenuo cuiq; consulenti se facile adjunxit first instance. studiorum simul adjutorem et ducem; “ His rooms were in the middle ab eruditis in honore,
stair-case, on the East side of the ab Academicis in veneratione habitus,
Quadrangle: he used to read at the ab amicis multum desideratus,
end of a gallery, without fire, in the die 25 Septembris decessit,
coldest weather. On every Friday, in anno Salutis 1774, ætatis 84."
all weathers, he never missed walking Yours, &c.
to some house, four or five miles off, “ DEAR SIR,
on the banks of the Cherwell, where “ YOU have set me a longer task he used to dine on fish. I suppose than you imagine, if I am to give you there is no old servant left at Baliol, all that I recollect of Joseph Sanford. to tell you the name of the place. You seem to remember seeing him in "I do not know who succeedod to au evening, walking his mile op alld bis properly; bui suppose his Nephew, duwn Mr. Fletcher's shop, which was a Dr. Sanford, who had been Fellow
of AU Souls. His extensive Library Westininster are not only abundance he gave to Exeter College, by a of rare printed books and MSS. but nuncupative Will, witnessed by Mr. antiquities, as statues, medals, paintFletcher.. Dr. Eveleigh, of Oriel, ings, and many other curiosities, both who, I think, inarried a daughter of in art and nature, which may vie with Dr. Sanford, presented a portrait of any city in Europe, Rome excepted. him to Exeter College; he is repre. We are not addicted to extol our sented with a folio under his arm, own country, as the French do; but which is the first edition of the we ought to let Foreigoers know the Hebrew Bible, a book of the greatest vast quantities we have of this nature. rarity, which he bought for a trifle of I shall not trouble the reader with David Wilson, a Bookseller in the an account of such great abundance Strand; and as soon as he had ascer we have of good books, and how well tained his treasure, he never laid the the Conventual Fryeries and Abbeys book down, but took it himself to were furnished with them before the bis lodging, and the next morning set Reformation. My design is only to out for Oxford, although he had not direct you to the place where they finished the business which brought are to be seen, and I shall begin with him to London, and kept the book in our Public Records, and the several his hands the whole journey, until he places where they are deposited. 'safely lodged it in his room at Baliol : First, in the Tower of London.he was so much pleased with this ac- Those in Wakefield Tower deserve a quisition, that on Mr. Fletcher's next critical inspection, especially since visit to London, he sent a guinea by they are new modellized and have him to the Bookseller, in addition to
Those also in the White what he had first paid him.-This is Tower contain vast number of reall I can send you at present; and cords relating to inonasteries, &c. sewhich, perhaps, is more ihan you can veral letters of Emperors, Kings, and get oow from any one else.”
Princes, Dukes, &c. in several parts, as Tartary, Barbary, Spain, France,
Italy, &c. to our Kings in England, An Account of the several Libraries which are and will be in such order
public and private, in and about as to be very serviceable to the cuLondon, for the satisfaction of the rious: the Building itself, which was Curious, whether Natives or Fo à Chapel of the Palace, is built after
reigners. (HARL. MSS. 5900.) a rare and uncommon manner, and I "uich usual for Travellers. (I mean by the beheer en enerositamentti.me
such as are lovers of learning); For the Records at Westminster; wben they come to reside in any city or place of note, to make inquiry there are, first, those in the Excheafter the Libraries of learned men, quer, in the custody of the Lord and get information of the rare Treasurer. There are those iwo most books, medals, ' paintings, statues, antient books of Records of England, prints, and other pieces of antiquity, made in William the Conqueror's that are to be seen there, and who time, called Doonisdag-book, one in are the proprietors of them.
4to, containing the survey of Essex, Having been abroad, and seen the Norfolk, and Suffolk, the other in several Cities and Universities in Hol- folio, being all the shires in England land, and the French having given from Cornwall to the river Tine. large accounts of their Libraries at This is well worth the seeing. There Paris, hath put me upon this subject, are also other antient and valuable to give an account in print of our
records: see lowell's Repertory of public and private Libraries. No. Records, 4to, printed in 1631. thing of this nature having been al The Parliament Rolls are kept in tempted bere in England, only the a Stove Tower in the Old Palace-yard. two Universities, the Bodleiaii Li The Papers of State, from the bebrary, and the Catalogue of MSS. in gioning of Henry VIII. to this time, Colleges and Cathedral Churches, and are kept over the Gale that goes to those in private hands that would the Cockpit, and is called the Papercommunicate them; I thought fit lo Office; it was built by lleory VIII. inform the world that in London and and is one of tho besi pieces of work
William Hart, bapt. 28 Aug. 1600; buried 29 Mary Hart, bapt. 5 June, Thomas Hart, bap. 24 July, 7-Margaret Michael Hart, bapt. 23 Sept.
March, 1639; supposed a Player in London, 1603; bur. 17 Dec. 1607. 1605; died about 1668. bur. 28 Nov. 1682. 1608 ; buried 1 Nov. 1618.
Thomas Ludiate, of Stratford.
Mary, bapt. 18 June, 1641.
died 29 April, 1702; bur.3 May,1702: a tailor. | 1696 ; bur. 29 April, 1696.
bap. 18 Nov.1666; mar. 10
buried 10 of Tardebigg in 31 March, March, 1673-4; Aug. 1676; died buried 1658-9. 1661. 1688.
March, April, 1694; bur. 7 Jul. 1753. Worcestershire, 1671. buried 29 Dec. 27 Aug. 1745;b. 17 Oct. 1663-4. July, 1747 : glazier.
29 Aug. 1745. 1705.
William Shakspeare, bapt. FMary Anne, bap.9 Aug. Catherine, Thomas, bapt. Thomas, George, bapt. 29 Nov. Sarah Mum. Hester, Mary, bapt.
Feb. bu, 16 Mar.
1702-3. 1710-11, William Shakspeare, bap.6 Jan. Thomas, born 1745; Catherine, bap.29May, Bradford of Catherine, bap. 1743-4; bur. 8 March, 1744-5. bur, 12Mar. 1746-7. 1746; died an infant. Birmingbam. 10May, 1748.
ner, of Shot. tery, black
Thomas, bapt. Alice Ricketts, William, bap. Sarah, bapt. 29 Sept. George, Mary, bap. Anne, bap. Phillis, Jemima, William, WilliamSkin-=Pran9 May, 1729; died 20 June, 9 July, 1731; 1733; marr. Joseph bap. 23 13 Janu.
29 Sept. bap.25 bapt.19 bap. 27
ces, died 23 May, 1792, aged 60. bur. 28 April, M‘Laughlin, a tai Nov.
1737-8; 1740; bu. Janua. June, Nov.
dead. 1793; bur.28 bur. 21 June, 1745.
lor, of Stratford 1735. bu.30Jul. 5 Febru. 1742-3. 1745. 1747. smith. May, 1793 : a 1792.
Thomas Kite, Ann Spiers, died Anne, Jane, bap.
of Clifford, *7 Feb.1792,aged ba, 16 23 April, at Tewksbury: turner &
bur. 31 Oct.
nr.Stratford. 51; bur. at Clif. bur.10 Sept.
1783. 1768. chair-maker.
William Shakspeare Hart, turnerAnne. John Hart, of Tewks. WillmWhitebead=Sarah, Thomas, bapt. 10 Aug. 1764; married Mary Kite, died 8 Dec.
bury, turner & chair.
of Tewksbury, living 15 Sept. 1791 ; died at Woolwich in 1793, aged 26; buried bury in 1806. maker, living 1806. stocking-frame 1806. Feb. 1800 : a butcher.
One daughter only, who died an infant; buried at Clifford.