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it any Testimony of his Humility, but agreeable to the Usage of his Time, and in Correspondence with the antient Practice of Clergymen, who then esteemed it unbecoming them to ride upon a Horse, forasmuch as our Saviour rode on the Fole of an Ass.

But as to Skelton, he had no sooner published his odd Invective, than he fled to the Sanktuary * at Westminster for Refuge ; and there shut himself up, in order to secure himself from the Cardinal's Resentment, though it does not appear he ever thought it worth his while to enquire after him.

But, before he attacked the Cardinal, he must needs be thewing some of his ill-natured Wit in finding Fault with some Verses wrote by the famous William Lilly, t to which he returned Skelton this Answer.


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* Now known by the Name Cardinal Wolsey, in particuof the Ambury.

lar, was highly pleased with + William Lilly was born his Grammar; and there is now at Odiham in Hampshire, and in Being a Latin Preface to it, in his Youth travelled to the which his Eminence had wrote, City of Jerusalem, where he directing it to be used in his satisfied his Curiosity in be- School at Ipswich, a Translaholding those facred Places, tion of which, when we speak which our Saviour had visits of that Foundation, we shall ined when on Earth. In his Re- troduce. turn home he made some Stay Lilly upon his Death, which at Rhodes, in order to study the happened about the Year 1522, Greek; from whence he came to was buried in the fame Grave Rome, where he heard John Sul with his Wife, in the Churchpitius and Pomponius Sabinus, yard of St. Paul's Cathedral, to great Masters of the Latin whose Memory, after the Fire Tongue. Upon his Arrival in of London, a Brass Plate was fixEngland, Dr. John Colet made ed with the following Inscriphim first Master of St. Paul's tion. School, which Trust he com- GULIELMUS LILIO, mendably discharged for several PAULIÆ SCHOL JE OLIM PRÆYears, during which Time he CEPTORI PRIMARIO, ET AG. wrote his Grammar and other NETÆ CONJUGI, IN SA. Latin Works, which have been, CRATISSIMO HUJUS TEMPLA almost ever since, the Oracles of COEMITER 10 the Grammar Schools in England. GO NUNC DESTRUCTO, CONSE





With Face so bold, and Teeth so sharp,"i"

With Viper's Venom, why doft carp
Why are my Verses by thee weigh'd
In a false Scale ? May truth be said ;

Whilst then, to get thee more Esteem,
A learned Poet thou fain would'ft seem,
Thou'rt, O SKELTON! all Men know it,
Neither learned, nor a Poet.

i William Lilly also compiled the following Epitaph, on the famous Dr. Colet's: Monument; a little Account of whom see in Vol. IL p.: 305. ?

Inclyta JOANNES, LONDINI. Gloria Gentis, Is tibi qui quondam, Paule, Decanus erat; Qui toties magno resonabat Pectore Chriftum ;

Doctor & Interpres fidus Evangelii : Qui Mores Hominum multum Sermones diserta

Formarat, Vitæ sed Probitate magis : Quique Scholam ftruxit celebrem Cognomine Jesu;

Hac dormit tectus, Membra COLETUS Humo. Floruit sub HENRICO VII. & HENRICO VIII. Reg.

Obiit Ann. Dom. M.D.xix.
Disce mori Mundo, vivere disce Deo.

In English thus :
John, the renowned Glory of the Londoners,

And formerly, O Paul! thy Dean,

Who so frequently preached Christ;
A Doktor and faithful Interpreter of the Gospel;
Who, by his Discourses, greatly checqued

Tbe PUL'TIS, GEORGIUS LILIUS tofore first Master of Paul's School, HUJUS ECCLESIÆ CANONI- and ÁGNES his Wife, buried 10cus, PARENTUM MEMORIÆ gether in the back Part of the Holy PIE CONSULENS, TABELLAM Church-yard of this Cathedral, HANG,

AB AMICES CONSER - notu ruined ; George LILY, VATAM, HIC REPONENDAM Canon of the Church, out of a

pious Regard for the Memory of

Parents, had this Plate refixed, In English

which was faved by the Care of To WILLIAM LILLY, bere- Friends,


The Immorality of Men,
But more by the Probity of his Life.
He built a celebrated School by

The Name of Jesus..
The Remains of COLET rests in this Mould.
He flourished in the Reigns of Hen. VII. and Hen. VIII.

He died in the Year of our Lord M.D.xix.
Learn to die to the World, and to live to God.

The MERCERS Company in grateful Remembrance, and in order to perpetuate the Memory of Dr. Colet, caused a Copy of his Monument to be carved, on which they assign their Reason as follows:

Between the Choir and the South Ine.

Left the Monument of a most worthy Divine should fall with St. Paul's Church, The Master, Wardens, and AMiftants of the Mercers Company of London, ordered this Copy thereof to be carved at their Expence,

· In the Year 1656. See his Epitaph before; but here the View of his Tomb.

It is very remarkable, that the Cathedral of St. Paul's, was afterwards burnt down, in the dreadful Fire of London, in the Year 1666. However arduous the grand Affairs The Cardinal

continues his might be which the Cardinal had to

Correspondence attend, both in Church and State, they wieh Bp. Fox. did not divert him from carrying on a grateful Correspondence with his old Patron, Bishop Fox, by sending from time to time special Messengers with kind Epistles, and to enquire after his Welfare, also by readily paying Respect to that venerable Prelate's Recommendations, which friendly Actions were so ac, ceptable to him, that he publickly acknowledged them on several Occasions, and there is now to be seen an


original Letter, sent from the Bishop this very Year to the Cardinal, in the Exchequer Record-office, filled with the most affectionate Expressions, and thus addressed, To the most Rev. Father in God, my Special Friend, and good Lord, my Lord Cardinal of England. And here we shall wind up the Year 1526.

Affairs of ON the 9th of Jan. the D. of Bourbon drew I tatly.

his Men from their Quarters of Refresh1527

ment, in order to enter upon Action, tho' he was in the same Perplexity in common with all the Emperor's Generals, who did not want Troops, but the Sinews of War to encourage his Men, which was very surprising, considering the Emperor begun now yearly to draw valt Sums of Money from the West-Indies. Soon after Bourbon took the Field, he formed to himself a bold Undertaking; to execute which he began his March January the 11th; but, before he could arrive at the Place proposed, he had a Number of Rivers to pass, several Towns of the Enemies in his Way, and Reason to apprehend the Confederates would be clofe at his Heels; yet these Difficulties did not discourage him from proceeding, after leaving the Care of the Milanese to Anthony de Leyva. As he marched on he rewarded his Soldiers with the Plunder of several small Towns, to keep them from mutinying for want of Pay, and promised better Booty by and by; yet he took care to conceal from them his real Intention, which was to take the City of Rome. However, as soon as they were got beyond Florence, they began to discover whither he was bending his March, which was so pleasing, that the Soldiers looked upon all their past Fatigues as nothing.

In the mean time the Pope, perceiving the Duke of Bourbon to continue his March with great Expedition, concluded a Truce with the Vice-roy of Naples for eight Months, and had engaged him to write


to the Duke to halt: But, if he sincerely performed his Undertaking, it had no Effect; for Bourbon continued his Rout, notwithstanding the concluding the Trúce, till he came before Viterbo, which he foon made himself Master of.

On the 25th of May he encamped in the Meadows near Rome, and then sent a Trumpet to demand a Passage through that City, that he might proceed to the Kingdom of Naples ; and his Demand being refused, the Night following was spent in consulting where to give the Assault, and in making scaling Ladders for fix Men to mount a-breast. The Imperial Army, according to the best Computation, confifted of 30,000 fighting Men, composed of Germans, Italians, and Spaniards. The next Morning, by Breakof-day, the Army was drawn out to give the Affault, and fo eager were the Soldiers, that they pressed for the Signal, which once given, they run on as if nothing had stood in their way; nor were the Defendants less resolute on their Part; so that a bloody Combat ensued, and Heaps fell on both Sides. In the Heat of the Action the brave Duke, as he was leaning on a Ladder against the Wall

, The Duke of Bour

bon's warlike Couto encourage his Men, received a Shot from a Musquet, which wounded him in his Thigh, and laid him on the Ground; who, finding himself grow faint, ordered a Gascogne Captain to carry him to the Camp, and cover him

with a Nightgown, for fear his People, being frighted at his Death, should quit the Affault ; and he was no fooner got to the Camp but he expired, being but 38 Years of Age, without leaving any Issue.

The Death of the Duke did not close the Fury of the Affault, which was vigorously carried on, and the Suburbs entered, when the Pope with 17 Cardidinals, and the English, French, and Florentine Ambassadors fled to the Castle of St. Angelo, Renso de Ceri following them with 500 Men out of the Gar



and Death.

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