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ob. 27 Dec. 1903, æt. 66."
P. 609, note. “The story about some Maniacks wanting to boil their Doctor, in hope of making their broth better, I have always heard told of Monro; bui, if there be any truth in it, certainly the officers of the house will not much like to own such extravaganzas.” J. Brown.
P. 611, nute. “The Act for regulating Private Mad-houses was, no doubt, well designed, and rnay possibly have had some good effects; but I fancy it wants improvements to render it efficient, the intention of it being, I fear, too often frustrated by their Keepers knowing beforehand when they will be visited, &c. &c. I never before heard of the new St. Luke's Hospital paying such an enormous ground-rent; but I think I heard, when it was built, that the building cost more than half as much again as is here mentioned, but that, in so good a state were their finances, that they were as rich when all was paid for as before they began. Sir Thomas Clarke, Master of the Rolls, left them 30,000l. by a Will little better than a nuncupative one, when he was scarcely sane of mind; but, being generally supposed to be a natural son, and having no relations, the Will was never contested." J. BROWN.
P. 612. Sir George Young's son (now Sir Samuel Young) was created a Baronet Sept. 25, 1813.
P. 613, note, 1. 4, r. “two sons and four daughters." See Betham, loc. citat. Ibid. “
George Cheselden the Physician married my aunt Hannah Ashby. The other brother was, I think, an idle chap.” T.F.
Pp. 616, 730. I have no reason to consider the Bone in St. Alban's Abbey as gigantic. I do not know that it is longer, though I apprehend it is a good deal stouter, than mine. The tale they tell of it is, that it is the Thigh-bone of a Major Broadbank, who was shot for desertion under Cromwell." J. Brown.
P. 622. “Mr. Cheselden must have died very rich, for, besides his places, he insisted, I think, on 5001. for cutting for the stone. A Country Gentleman, from whom he refused to take Jess, got into an Ilospital, and when he left it put a Bank-bill of 1001. into a charity-box.” T. F.
Ibid. note. “ Cheselden would hurry out of the room as soon as he had done, from sickness. - At Figg's Amphitheatre they fought with broad swords. A Fencing-school (qu. the French term ?) doth not shock. No bloodshed or danger.” T. F.
Ibid. “Williamina Dorothy is said to be the only daughter of Mr. Cheselden, and to have married Charles Cotes, M. D.; but in the Inscription she is called Wna Deb. Cotes. Which is correct?" D. A.Y. - Most probably the Inscription.
Ibid. “ The Plan of Fulham Bridge was drawn by Mr. Cheselden, Surgeon of Chelsea Hospital; who, in his profession, acquired the greatest reputation; and by the skill displayed in this useful piece of architecture has shewn the affinity that exists between the Sciences.” Faulkner's History of Fulham, p. 6.
P.625. “ ) believe you will find that Mr. Wortley Montagu and all the dignified Members of the Family always wrote their name without an e at the end; nor is there the smallest occasion for it in any point of view. The first Edward Wortley Montagu was only surviving son of the Hon. Sidney Montagu (second son of Edward first Earl of Sandwich), by Anne daughter and heiress of Sir Francis Wortley, of Wortiey in Yorkshire, whose great estate he inherited, and assumed his name. Edward Montagu, of Sandleford, Berks, &c. esq. whom E. W. M. mentions in your narrative as his cousin, was eldest surviving son of the Hon. Charles Montagu, fifth son of the abovesaid first Earl of Sandwich, and married Elizabeth Robinson, cousin to the Lord Primate of Ireland (created Lord Rokeby), to whom he left all his property in fee; and she, passing by all his relations, left it, and her husband's name, to her own nephew Matthew Robinson, brother to the present Lord Rokeby.” J. Brown.
P. 635, note 1. " It is very unlikely that Taaffe should be a Member of Parliament, as I never heard of any body of the name who was not a Catholick." J. BROWX.
P. 654, 1. 32, r. “ Casino."
P.670. In the Quarto Volume of Mr. Bowyer's "Miscellaneous Tracts, 1785,” are Two learned Disquisitions “on the Land of Goshen,” by Mr. Costard and Mr. Bryant, written in the year 1767.— As Mr. Bryant's Letter was not originally intended for the press, I requested that learned Writer's permission to use it; which he thus obligingly granted :
“Mr. Bryant does not know how to refuse Mr. Nichols the request he makes, to print his Answer to Mr. Costard's Letter, though that Answer is a very imperfect sketch of his notions upon the subject. He however submits it to Mr. Nichols; and begs that he would have those alterations, which Mr. Bryant had made, attended to. If there should arise any doubt about any article, he should be glad to see the copy again before it is for the last time committed to the press. But, if Mr. Nichols understands plainly Mr. Bryant's corrections, there will be no occasion for that trouble. The sheets did not arrive till last night. Mr. Bryant begs that his Letter may not be printed without the alterations above specified.-Cypenham, Wednesday noon." The two following Letters were addressed to Mr. Gough: “ Sir,
Cypenham, June 12, 1779. “I have formerly suggested some few alterations in the Original of the New Testament, but have never committed them to writing. In a fortnight I purpose being in town; and should any of them worth mentioning occur to me, I will call upon you and give you proper information. I am, Sir, Your obedient, humble servant, JACOB BRYANT.”
“ Mr. Bryant has transmitted to Dr. Douglas a Vocabulary of the Zingara or Gipsy Language, with a List of such of the Words as accord with others in the native Persic, or in the Persic of Indostan, and in other Languages. This, with Mr. Bryant's Letter, will be read before the Society on the 7th of April. Mr. Brereton and Mr. Topham have advised Dr. Douglas to acquaint Mr. Gough that such a communication is in readiness; and, as it will be very desirable to have it published in the. same volume with Mr. Marsden's paper on this subject, to request the favour of Mr. Gough to know whether he can find room for it, in case the Council shoukl direct it to be printed, which there can be no doubt of -- Amen Corner, Mar. 22, 1785."
P. 671. I have reason to know that Gilbert Wakefield was not the Author of the Answer to Mr. Bryant, which (in the Extract from Gent. Mag I. 19) is somewhat too hastily characterized.
P. 673. “Bp. Horsley never was at Westininster School." V.
Doctors Commons, Sept. 9, 1762.
Strawberry-hill, Dec. 9, 1776. “ As I have not the satisfaction of being acquainted with you, I must think myself very particularly obliged by your present of the two fine and very like Prints of Bishop Trevor, and beg you will be pleased to accept my sincere thanks. If you ever happen to pass this way, I shall be extremely glad to shew you the Collection you have so handsomely adorned, and to have an opportunity in person of assuring you how gratefully I am, Sir, your most obliged and ob
ient humble servant, HOR. WALPOLE." P. 706, 1. 45. The Portrait here noticed as scarce was that of Elizabeth daughter and coheir of Gilbert Talbot, Earl of Shrews
bury, and relict of Henry Gray, seventh Earl of Kent. She stas sister to Alathea Countess of Arundel. There goes under her name a book intituled A choice Manuall of rare and select Secrets in Physick and Chirurgery, by the right honourable Countess of Kent, late deceased. The 12th edition, 1659," 12mo. But her being an Author was the least part of her character ; she was a lady of uncommon virtue and picty. She died, at her house in White Fryars, Dec. 9, 1651 ; leaving her house and a considerable fortune to the celebrated Mr. Selden, who was her executor, and who died in the same house, Nov. 30, 1654. See Mr. Granger's Biographical History, 1775, vol. II. p. 374; who is, however, wrong in supposing the friend of Mr. Selden to be a different person.
P.714, 1. 6, r. “additions ;” 1. S, r.“ Mr. Lightfoot."
P.717. “Mr. Strode tras grandson of Samuel Strode, a Southsea Broker in the vear 1790, whose son married the daughter of James Earl of Salisbury, by whom he was father of William, next heir in blood to the Salisbury Family — of the Rev. James, who married, and left sons and daughters — and of a daughter, who died unmarried. William married first the Widow of John Granger Leman, to whom Mrs. Alie Leman, the last of the Leman Family, left the Leman estate (and he assumed the name of Leman), consisting of the Parish of Northaw, of three or four Streets in Goodman's Fields, and of Warboys in Huntingdonshire. Having no issue, he bequeathed it to his Widow for life, with reversion to Mr. Strode, who, as I have mentioned, married the Widow, and thus came into the immediate possession. As to the circumstance of “not appropriating any part of its produce to his own use, paying rent for the house," &c. &c. this is the first time the Country has ever heard of it. That Mr. Strode, however, as well as both his Wives, were respectable and amiable persons, all who knew them will be ever ready to testify. Mr. Strode, at an expence, it is said, of not less than 30,000l. re-built the Parish Church, and so adorned it with carving in wood, that, as the late venerable old Minister, the Rev. John Heathfield, said to me, “it will require a House-maid to keep it clean;"— and then added 20 or 301. to the Minister's poor stipend of 1001. Within its walls he was not buried, but in the vault belonging to the House of Ponsborne in Hatfield Church. In the month of October last his Lady departed this life also. At his death he bequeathed the whole Leman Estate, not to his own Family, nor to any Branches of the old Family of Leman, but to the Heirs of the above-named John Granger, his Legator.--There has perhaps never been an instance of an Estate selling at so high a price as that of Northaw has done. It never produced to Mr. Strode more than 17001. a year, and was sold in Chancery for about 207,0001.; and it has been supposed that the Estates in Goodman's Fields and at Warboys may perhaps fetch about 150,000l. more."
P.717, 1. 16, strike out “ April 12, 1764."
P.721. On a black marble in Ely Cathedral : “ Under this marble are deposited the remains of Mary KEENE, wife of EDMUND Bishop of this Diocese, daughter of Launcelot Andrews (of the City of London, Esq.) who departed this life on the 24th day of March 1776, in the 49th year of her age. Unfeigned piety and humility, with the most extensive charity towards the various distresses of her fellow-creatures, were the distinguishing virtues of this amiable woman."
P. 730. Dr. Battie had by his second wife a daughter Anne, who married Robert Penning, of Palgrave in Suifolk, gent. where she died Jan. 6, 1725, aged 57 years, and was buried in the church-yard there, leaving Anne, only daughter and heiress.
P. 6. “On the Invitation to the Epigrammatists made by Mr. Edward Cave, the Printer of the Gentleman's Magazine, 1734:
“ The Psalmist to a Cave for refuge fled,
Fly to that best of Cuves in Clerkenwell.”
P. 85, 1.29. “Nepos" is here manifestly used for “Nephew"a sense in which I believe no Classic Writer ever used it."J.BROWN.
P. 92. “The Rev. Dr. Freind, brother to the famous Physician,” died April 15, 17 45. Gent. Mag. vol. XV. p. 220.
P. 98, note, I. 4, r.“ April 26, 1740.”
P. 196, 1.7.“ Surely it would have been better to have given the Family its true name, Estienne." J. Brown.
P. 202, 1. 18, 19, for “ 4to, 1545," r. “ folio, 1536, 1538."
P. 228, 1. 3 from bott. for “ 1676," r. “ Dec. 24, 1766 ;" and add, “and, hearing of your Defence against Leland, they have written to me to desire me to send it to them to translate.”
P. 233, 1. 10, r.“1703."
P. 254. Sir Andrew Fountain was pointed Vice Chamberlain to the King June 27, 1727, and Warden of the Mint July 14. P. 263, I. 11 from bott, r.“ Lord James Bcauclerk.”