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My hitherto detaining it hath not, I hope, been any stop to our Archæologia. I desire to have twenty copies, for my own use, and to distribute amongst some of my friends who have not the honour of being Members of the Antiquarian Society. These I should chuse to have printed on a larger-sized paper than that of the Archæologia, and therefore will pay the expence thereof out of my own pocket. - I am now correcting my Account of the Paintings in the Dining Parlour at Cowdray, and shall in a short time send it to you. If, since I saw you, any observations have occurred thereon, I shall be thankful for the communication. I am, Sir, with great esteem and respect, your most faithful, humble servant,

Joseph AYLOFFE." “SIR,

Framfield, Oct. 26, 1773. You will herewith receive two books, containing my Account of the Paintings in the great Parlour at Cowdray. I desire that the proofs may be sent to me for correction as they come from the press, and that I may have twenty-five copies printed on the best large paper, and at my own expence, for my own use. J. A."

Framfield, Nov. 14, 1773. “I have the favour of yours of the lith, and beg your acceptance of my thanks for the care you have taken in revising the two first sheets of my Dissertation, and correcting the literal errors of the press which had escaped my observation. – Sandifield, mentioned in Cardinal Wolsey's Award as the place first fixed on by him for the interview, is not the name of any parish, town, or hamlet, in Picardy; but, as I apprehend, that of a par. cular spot of ground, plain, or field, which, from its circumstances of eminence and situation, between the limits of the English and French territories, was convenient for that great purpose. The only parishes and towns between Guines and Ardres are, Andres, Campagne, Balinghen, and Bresine; and I presume Sandifield was a spot of ground situate within one or other of those parishes, and most probably in that of Balingher, which parish bids fairest to have formed what we may call The Marches between the English and French territories. The Cardinal hath chose to give it an English name in his Award, Sandifield : but it could not have that name amongst the French; they undoubtedly called it Le Camp de Sable. It doth not occur

any French Map, nor can we reasonably expect to meet with it in any Map or Survey, unless it was in that of the particular parish or district in which it lies. Nay, probably it hath long since changed its name from that by which it was known at the time of the interview. I should not be surprized if, on the most strict enquiry being made throughout the whole space between Guines and Ardres, no field, plain, or spot of ground, should be met with now, distinguished by the name of Sandifield, Camp de Sable, or such like. We every where find the names of fields and grounds continually varying, according to the caprice of the owner, or in conformity to a variety of accidents. "Few of our present Land-owners would know their estates, if they had no other guides to lead them than the names of fields in a Terrier



made in Henry the villth's reign. As Sandifield was only named by Wolsey in his first Award, and the place of Interview was afterwards altered, I did not think it worth while to add any note about it to the Dissertation. JOSEPH AYLOFFE."

Paper Office, 14th May, 1774. “Sir Joseph Ayloffe presents his compliments to Mr. Goughhath received his card, and will be ready to receive him at the Paper Office on Wednesday next, at eleven o'clock, in order to proceed from thence to Westminster Abbey*. Sir Joseph desires Mr. Gough will give Mr. King notice of the alteration of the day." “Sir,

Enfield, Dec. 16, 1774 “ I flattered myself that, by meeting with you last night in Chancery-lane, or this morning at the Paper Office, the impatience of the Society and the Publick to see your very interesting and curious Memoir relating to King Edward's Body would be speedily gratified. - I am not without hopes that, during your recess the last Summer, you have enlarged and completed your Observations, and that it will not be long before I shall have the agreeable office of handing them to the press, and therewith closing the Third Volume of the Archævlogia.

Your obedient, humble servant, RICHARD Gough." “ DEAR SIR,

Paper Office, 29 March, 1775. As I have now sent the whole of the Account of King Edward the First's Body to the Printer, 1 presume no time will be lost in printing it. It is with great thankfulness that I accept your offer of having a few copies printed off separately, to give to my friends — but I wish, if it is not too troublesome, that the Printer would contrive that those copies might begin on the first page of a sheet, so as to give the Dissertation a detached appearance. I am, with great truth and respect, dear Sir, your most faithful, humble servant,


Paper Office, 31 May, 1776. “ Lord Hardwicke is very desirous of seeing your Drawing of the Paintings in the Rose Tavern, Temple Bar. If you could send them to his Lordship's house in St. James's Square, you would highly oblige him ; or, if you send them to any place in London from whence you would have me fetch them, your directions shall be obeyed, upon signifying them to Mr Topham, in a line directed to him at this Office. In either case, I will take care to return them to you safe. I mention your writing to Mr. Topham, instead of to me, because I shall, on Monday, go out of town for a few days. I am, with great truth and respect, dear Sir, your faithful, humble servant, Joseph AYLOFFE.SIR,

Whartons, 28 Oct. 1776. “ Herewith I send you this short Sketch of the Lives of the several Heralds mentioned in your List. I wished to have sent it sooner, but a variety of avocations prevented my intentions. Fuller's Worthies, Anthony à Wood's Athenæ, and the second

* To examine the Body of King Edward I. See vol. III. pp. 6, 138. And see hereafter, pp. 611, 612.


volume of Mr. Anstis's Register of the Garter, will supply you with farther information as to many of the Heralds. Niy own Collections will furnish much more matter relative to several of them; and I should have been more copious, had you not hinted that such a short Account of each Herald as I had given of the Members of the original Antiquarian Society would be sufficient. If I can be farther assistant to your researches, please freely to command me. As you gave me only the initial letters of the Christian names of several of the Heralds you enquired after, I was puzzled when I met with two persons, Heralds, both of the same surname, but of different Christian names, each beginning with the same letter. Where this was the case, I have spoke of both persons. As there were several of the name of St. George, I have sent you some account of every one of the Heralds and Kings of Arms who bore that name, although your enquiring list extended to no more than two of them. JOSEPH AYLOFTB."

P. 755, I, 19, r.“ There are likewise."
P. 756, 1. 18, for “ Cornwall," r.“ Devonshire."
P. 758, 1. 7. The parenthesis should end with “ America."
P. 759, 1. 19, r. “Foveran."

P.760. The Rev. William Sellon was Curate of the united Parishes of St. James and St. John, Clerkenwell, joint Evening Preacher at the Magdalen, and alternate Afternoon Lecturer of St. Andrew Holborn and St. Giles in the Fields. He died July 18, 1790, after a long and painful illness, attended with frequent returns of epilepsy; and was buried in the Church of St. James, Clerkenwell, where the following Epitaph is inscribed on a neat tablet on the Eastern wall: "Near this place lie the Remains (being the first deposited in the Vault underneath this Church) of the Rev. WILLIAM SELLON; who, with indefatigable industry, and the purest religious zeal, having devoted 33 years of his life to the respective duties of Curate and Minister of this Parish, died July 19, 1790, aged 60 years. As a Preacher, he gave to divine truth all the force of human eloquence; as a Man, he gave to the precepts of Christianity all the force of human example." Few Clergymen have possessed great Church preferment under the same circumstances as Mr. Sellon, whu held 13001. a year without any patron but popular adoption. His death called forth a nuniber of expectants, whose respective friends engaged eagerly in the bustle of a canvass.

This was more especially the case in Clerkenwell (which, though only denominated a curacy, with scarcely any endowment, is worth 500l. a year), where there was a strong opposition, and committees daily sitting. The Rev. James Davies was the successful candidate.

P. 18, 1. 33, r. excusum."
P. 30, lines 31, 32, r. "absurdly expounded by the most"
are made Guides both"-

P. 34. In Ben Jonson's “Staple of News," written in 1625, Cymbal says, “ Nor shall the Stationer cheat upon the time by buttering over again.” In a note to the Reader, Ben Jonson speaks of the Times News as a weekly cheat to draw money; and in the above passage he evidently alludes to Nath. Butter, the greatest News-monger of that age. He was the Editor of “The Courant, or Weekly News from Foreign Parts, 1621;" and in 1630, converting his weekly news into half-yearly volumes, published “The German Intelligencer;" and in 1631 “The Swedish Intelligencer.” J. D.

Ibid. note. “I well remember seeing, very near 50 years ago, in a small collection of curiosities belonging to the Dissenting Academy at Hoxton, then under the superintendance of Dr. Rees, a Gazette, or Mercury, published at the approach of the Spanish Armada, and under the title printed “For the preventing of false Reports." J. BROWN.

P. 44, l. ult. for “puddle mads," r. "puddles made."

P. 47. The Author of Mercurius Elencticus thus describes him.
self, in "Epigrams, theological, philosophical, and romantic, in
Six Books, by J. Sheppard."
Lib. VI. Epigram XVI. “My Imprisonment in Whittington,

for writing Mercurius Elencticus.
“ Most strange it seems unto the vulgar rout,

That that which thrust me in should guard me out;
My soul's with no engagement clogg'd, but thus

My gaining life struck dead Elencticus."
P. 55, note, I. 23, r. “ Dr. Thomas Manton."
P. 57, 1. 10, r.“ impertinence;" 1.37, r. “printing."
P. 61, 1. 9, r. “put.”

P. 62, 1. 5. “ Lord Hatton was the Hon. Charles Maitland of Hatton, the Heiress of which place he married, and thence took his title as one of the Lords of Session in Scotland. He was only brother to the Duke of Lauderdale, and was always considered as particeps criminum of the Duke, whom he succeeded as Earl (the Duke leaving no male issue), and carried on the family.”— Mr. Blanchard, in the note, 1. 4, was Sir Francis Child's predecessor. J. Brown.

P. 64, art. 2. “I have now lying before me two old Prints, with a Letter-press Explanation' at bottom, representing. The solemn mock Procession of the Pope, Cardinals, Jesuits, Friers, &c. through the City of London November 17, 1679', and 1680' (but nothing said about the Queen's Coronation Day in the first, though there is in the second – absurdly enough, because it did not take place, if my memory serve me, till the January after her Accession). The first Procession set out from Moorgate, proceeded to Bishopsgate, along Houndsditch to Aldgate, and from thence through Leadenhall-street, Cornhill, and Cheapside, to the Temple Gate, opposite Chancery-lane, in Fleet-street; the second set out froin George's-yard without Whitechapel Bars, marched to Aldgate, and followed the steps


of the former. When they arrived at their journey's end, the Effigies of his Holiness and all his Satellites were tumbled headlong into a great bonfire, which had been previously prepared for their reception." J. Brown.

P. 78. “The Authors of · The History of the Works of the Learned' have settled a correspondence beyond Sea, to have all the Foreign Journals of Learning transmitted to them as they are published, and all other curious pieces that can be conveyed by the post; and for larger volumes, they shall give such account of them as is transmitted by Foreign Journals. As to Books printed or re-printed in London, or in either of the Universities, unless trifling, shall, as speedily as they can, give an impartial account of them, and, as far as may be, in the Authors' own terms: and that not as Criticks, but Historians, unless in matters relating to an innovation in our Established Religion and Civil Constitution. They shall observe a medium betwixt tedious Extracts and superficial Catalogues ; at the end insert an account of books in the press here and beyond Sea; and if any Gentleman will communicate to the Booksellers concerned an extract of his own work, &c. it shall faithfully be published.” Original Advertisement,

P. 81. There is a slight difference in the two accounts of Mr. Jones; but the Epitaph is most likely to be correct, “ Feb. 15, æt. 49.” The date must have been “ 1705-6."

P. 83. “The Evening Post,” which began Sept. 6, 1709, and The General Post,” which began July 19, 1711, were after. wards incorporated; and they have since continued, under the title of “The General Evening Post,” to deserve, and to receive, the public

approbation. -- In like manner two Papers nearly coæval, “The St. James's Post,” and “ The St. James's Evening Post," which were both begun in 1715, were united by Mr. Baldwin in the present “St. James's Chronicle."

P. 86, note, 1. 23, for “1655," r. “ 1665."

P. 88. “The Lay Monk" was by Sir Richard Blackmore; and ended Feb. 25, 1714-15.-" The Balm of Gilead” was printed by J. Mayo, and sold by Ferd. Burleigh.-" The High German Doctor" ended May 12, 1715.-" The Grumbler" was by Ducket.

P. 89. “ The Censor” was by Lewis Theobald; and ended June 1, 1717.

P. 92. “Cato's Letters,” by John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, began in November 1720.-" Terræ Filius," by Nicholas Amherst, ended July 6, 1721.

P. 93, 1. 22. Mr. Earbury, a Nonjuror, and author of several Practical Works, died Oct. 3, 1740.

Ibid. I. 28. The “ True Briton" was by the Duke of Wharton. P. 94. The “ Plain Dealer” was by Aaron Hill and Wm. Bond. P. 96, 1.5, r. “The Old Whig; or, Constant Protestant."The Champion" ended June 19, 1740.-Ibid. I. 11, r. “Old England; or, The Constitutional Journal."_" The Student" ended July 3, 1751.

The Farthing Post, 1740" (Gent. Mag, vol. X. p. 558.) P. 97, 1.5, for “ July," r. "August."

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