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OBSERVATIONS. e Rye-grass in bloom, and mowed for hay.- Lactuca virosa spinilles for hloom : the milky juice of this plant is very bitter and acrid.-c Eller begins to blow. Kidney-beans and greens of potatoes injured by the froit.- The foliage of the Italian poplar is very mean.

* N. B. This diary will from this day be kept at a village seventy miles SW of London. R.119 meafurer nine feet above the ground. Thermometer hangs against a north wall abroad. Latitude 51, 12. Longitude 1, 24, W. The fuil chalk. Observations taken about noon.

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great, and, for: obvious HÁVEING occalion to speak with

Mr. URDAN,

gazine. You may depend upon the exHMONGST the deaths re acinels of every thing he advances,

corded in your last, p. A

308, is that of Susannah ORIGINAL Letter from O. CROMWELL. Lady Viscountess Dow. For Colonel Alban Coxin Herfordshire.

ager Fane; which is a Sir, W biteball, 24 Apr. 1665: realons, a very untortunate mistake. you relating to Lady Fane is now living, in a very ad- publique, I would have you, alloone as vanced age, but in pertect health, at her this comes to your hands, to repair up boule in Curzon-street. The lady for hither; and upon your comeing you thall whom he was mistaken was the Lady be acquainted with the particular reaViscountess Vane, wife to the Lord VilSons of my fending for you. I reft your count Vane, of the kingdom of Ireland, loveinge friend, OLIVER P. who died at her house in Hill-fireet, Berkeley-quare, on the gift of March Mr. URBAN Whittington, May 14. latt, in the sta pear of her an eine The THE Water Mauer Flakes, in his Table of fe'f in the novel of Peregrine Pickle, is ing of Thomas Simon, the celebrated enStill in the recollection of a great part of graver, says, "I am tc!d, that he died the world; and it is painful to the re foon after, and probably in this very Jarions and friends of Lady Fane, that year 1665. With this agrees the actwo perions lo diametrically oppolite in count Mr. Vertue giveș, p. 64, of liis character should have been confounded Collection of the Medals, Coins, &c. of by you. Lady Fane and Lady Vane Thomas Simon, A. D. 1753: his words bad one qualiiy only in common, viz. are, ‘This being dated in the year of the eminent personal beauty. Lady Fane 'great ficknels [1665], 'tis constantly has through life been distinguished for reported, that Tbo. Simon died at that the most unexceptionable and cxemplary time; but where buried, after having conduct : (he has made the happinels of "fearched many registers of wills and ļwo husbands, viz. Sir William Juxon • burials in and about London ineffe&tual. and Lord Fane; and the friends and re ols, and it being laid, he recired to his lations of both, who respect and love native country, my enquiries there her, are eager upon the pretent occasion proved ailo vain and fruitlels labour.' to inew that they have an interest in fier But now, Sir, Tho. Simon, I believe, overreputation.

lived that date many years, for the Rev, A near relation of one of Lady Fane's Wm. Gofiling, the Perambulator of Can, hubands writes this; and he doubts not terbury, gave me the following informaa but you will intert it in your next Ma- tion, A. D. 1751. • My father, who

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e Ice as thick as a crown picce. Greens of potatoes much damaged, and whole acres of kidney-hears killed to the ground. Naftertiums alto destroyed.--f Quail (tetrao coturnix) calls.' The gale rises and falls with the sun ; levant weathei:-Hay-making general. Cawberries dry and tasteleis.- Much hay bouted in gouel order-- Foliage of oaks greatly injured hy late frosts and insects, thu' not fo much 25 tlie two lait years.-- Ice early in the mor! as thick as a Duilling. Flycatchers have young-/ Young nightingales

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was born on Lady - day 1650, was to me in decyphering of divers of these • personally acquainted with Simon, who letters, and wants noihing but exercise • vsesi to tit by him in the Chuir at Car to make liim expert at it. I did (upon

trbury, and sing out of lois book. this new forgettion) make choice of my • This could not be lill on, or afier, the grandfon, William Blencow (now fel• rear 1674, fince till then my farmer was low of All Souls college in Oxford), • not of age for Prient Orders; but I beo ton of my daughter the Lady Blencow, • lieve he wis not Minor Canon of Car. wife of Sir John Blencow, one of the ferhyr; toteon. My father knew Simon Juriges of the Court of the Common * 10 well, that he, since my being a l'leas, whoin I have fully instructed houlekcepur, burcht a very indifferent herein, directing him (in o:der therepainting of himn. buta liiking likenes», unto) to liudy the French tongue. In inercly because lie knew it was done for boil which behah been to good a pro

him. Simon (n obably froin the time ficient, that, in the present year 1702, oja which dir Folkes places his death) he liath by himself (ivithout any affila, • ular to atroil from place to place, wird cance of mine) decyphered the letters • a long coat, a long ftalf, and a long which are here transcribed, which I • heard, as I have otien heard my father thought it here to mention.

dcfcribe him. I have now two proofs Mareb 17, 1702. JOHN WALLIS.” of feals engraved by him, which were

The Docior died in the following given to my father (I believe by Simon

year; and was buried in the choir of himnleit, but cannot be potizive), one of St. Mary's church in Oxford, where a

the Quiten Dowaver, thic oshei(I think) hapafone monument is created to his • is that of the African companv. Mrs. Duvell, who is till living in this neigh

memory, with the following infcription : bourhood (Canterbury), mentioned

Jornnes Wallis, S. T. P.

Geomuniæ Proftilor Savilianus, • fome paniculars it Simon to mesome years ago, which I believe the bias poc

Custos Archiv rum Oxon. forgotten; the remembers his perfon,

Hic dormit. • when he ufeil, in lois ramies, to vitit

Opera reliquit immortalia. lier family as a relation.'

Ob. O't. 28, A. D. 1703, æt. 87, You may depend on the above narra.

Filius et Heres eris, rive, Mr. Urban, tor I wore it down at

Jeannes Wallis, the time; Mr. Gojiling withed me to feod De Soundet, in Cem. Oxon, it to Mr. Folkes. I accordingly did lend

Armiger, it the August following; but that gentie.

P. man, I luppoíe, had no oppostunity af The inscription is just below a marble terwards of making any public use of bult of the doctor. The bust is placed the information. Mrs. Darell, here

near the pulpit on a pedestal, about spoken of, was Olivia, daugiter of Lord twelve feet trom the pavement.

His Viscount Stra' zfurd of the kingdom of right hand prettes his breast, and his iets dreland, and iur.iving her husband join hand(ir bich has lost three fingers) in an Darell of Cole bill, E!q. Com. Cant. indicating posure. Between the butt and

the inteription, is a female figure, holdYours, &c. SAMUEL PEgge. ing a luok in her righi hand, and her left

ann rachining on a globe, beneathi wiich From the genuine MSS. mentioned in p. are laseral methoma:ical instruments.

286, we fiall now extract jsme pure The three letters which follow are

riculars relative 16 Dr. WALLIS. now first prinied from the originals. O. this art of dec; phering, he lays,

1. To Dr. Wallis. “ About the year 1699 or 1700, 15

Hon. Father, March 1, 1700-1. was thought (and suggested accordingly) that I should teach this art to

Ipoke yeferdav again to ihe Archbp. young man, that the skili might not die wlio told ine he had spoke to my Ld. with me, as being a thing which might Godolphin, who is finit Com'r of the he of service to the publick when I Trealuty, and he did believe the thing Inould be dead. I had long before this would be done. I let him know I went rime acquainted my lun, John Wallis, out of towne on Monday, and desired he Efquire (of Souncers, near Nettiened, would please to let his chaplaine give the. in Oxforx'fhire), with my methods and notice as loon as any was ordered, which Inanger of proceedings herein, who un he tay'd he would doe. I intend to fee dualtands it jully, and hath been allikant you as I goc to Redding, and lye att y's

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Original Anecdotes and Letters of Dr. Jolin Wallis, &c. house on Monday fortnight at night. your Grace of it; that your

wisdom

may Mrs. Headly has yer callid for noe ino direet what is proper to be done in that nev for my filt'r, tho' I gave her notice affair. I am, my Lord, your Grace's I would pay what the wanted. My servise verry humble, and most ohedient servant, to all, I am y'r obedient lonne,

JOHN WALLIS. Jo. Blencow. 2. To Mr. JUSTICE BLENCOW.

Original Letter from Dr. FREE, to his Sir, Oxfori, Mar. 6, 1700-1.

Grace !he present ARCHBISHOP I had yours from London of March 1, of CANTERBURY, &c. Gince which I have one from the Arch

• My Lorn, Feb. 9, 1788. bishop of March 4, in these words.

Beg leave to present your Grace “ Sir, I know not bv what means *,' &c. I delire vour direction what is to be of the English Tongue, begun by the done in it; and, what folicitor to employ. permillion of his Royal Highness FreI received the letter buc this morning, and

derick Prince of Wales, for the use of therefore send this by the way of Lon

his eldest son, now King George the don, because it is a day too late to fend Third, which bonour was communia by Banbury carrier, and I am willing cated to me by Mr. Drax, Secretary to you fould know it as soon as may be, his Royal Highness ; but the Prince dya and give order accordingly, knowing ing before it was printed, I mised of (better than I do) whorn to employ. I my reward, and with it my future hopes hope io morrow to hcar of your safe ar of preferment. rival at Marllon, and shall be glad to see For though there could not be in my you here (as you promise it) in vour way

station a better fubject, to one of the to Reading. Yours, JOHN WALLIS. best of princes King George the Second, 3. To the Archhp. of CANTERBURY.

as your Grace will see by the papers Oxford, March 6, 1700-1,

which accompany this book; yet I May it please your Grace,

found my services overlooked, or ob1 humbly thank your Grace for the structed,' by the Duke of Newcastle honour of your very kind letter of Mar.

and his adheren:s :--Of this I was 4. which I received this morning; and convinced once for all, by the unsucfor the great favour vour Grace hath cessful application of a great man thowed me, in the matter of that pene abroad, who was much a tavourite of fion from his Majeflie, which was like King George the Second, and Chancela otherwile to be lott, but will now I Jor of his Univerlity of Gottingen, hope (by your Grace's favour) be re. Baron Moheim, with whom I kept a trieved. Ithal forth with acquaine Mr. Latin correspondence, and who, out of Julice Blencow with it, defining him to

friendship, immediately took a journey employ some folicitor to attend it. from Gottingen to Hanover, where the

I was informed lately, that the Con- King was at that time, to folicit a prevocasion( amongit other things) are likely bend of Bristol for ine, which was then to take into contideration che continua vacant; but meeting there the Duke of tion of the Table of Moveable Fuatis in Newcastle, he was told that it was difthe Book of Cornion Prayer, and settle pofed of. the buliness of St. Matchew's day in the During the administration of my Leap-year.

It to, there be divers other Lord Bute, I pretented my petition to mistakes in the Calendar, which it may the King, a copy of which accompanies be proper (at the fame time) to fett right. this book; by which your Grace will I have formerly taken some pains about fee, that by some misrepresentation I that matter; and in parted at inis request was again disappointed. a copy of what I wrote about to your My dependencies upon Churchmer predecefior. the Li. Archbp. Sancroft; were altogether as delusive as theit who did (I think) tell me, that he had which were founded upon the favour of lodyed it in the Library at Lambeth; and Minifiers of State. i have been conpernaps pour Gace may there fiod nected with thiee Bishops as my dioce

14K, hariture, cause a copy of it fans, eitcemed by them all, but never to be litto your Grace, which preferred by any. (previul Grace may remember. I The first was Bishop Peploe, when I

ins! 1!", roper now to remind was Vicar of Runcorn in Chethire :

TK !!! rue prefervedl. Some His politicks and mine agreed. I alloothe:

sa. be givi2 next monti. EDIT. ciated with him in the rebellion, for

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the defence of the King and Roval able, is turned over to another profefFamily; but, having relations, he could fion--o ask for bread nie gratify me with a prebend of While I am gung ihis detail, my Chetter, the height of my request. Lord, I would not have it thought, Upon my return from Chemire rv Ox- though it looks lipicives, that I am ford, the rebels were advanced as far applying to your Giace for your pero as Derby, when I freached at St. Mary's, fonal charity for my tuindience. No; the fainous sth of November, a Ser- it is the Church that I demand it mon, which procured the cuises of the of: These are the úraçõuzle Xpisë, other parts, who avuled me in every which, by St. Paul's lezve, I choose to Jacobite paper throughi England; and confiruethe Arrears of the Cburch, the then ministry, through fear of dif- which I dermand for the loss of my Time pleating them, conlented to fuch a sa- and larur; to be brought io an ac. chce; robbed of my pupils by the Crunt, uid see it leuled before I go party, I left the Caivertiry, and went henec. } bog leave to deposit these deto reach School in Southwaik.

ods in your Grace's hands, Here I had hopes at this time from doubting but, when you have power and Dr. Willes of Bith and Wells, the sportunity, your Grace will do me ficond bithop under whom I served : justice. His name appears amongit my father's Til the late scramble for preferment, friends, who was a fuifcrer for the

I bad thoughts once more of applying roval Cauli, in tie rebellion of the year co the Miniter, who by the throng of the 3715, as may be seen in my perition to ciergv attending his levee as mintier the King. Dr. Willes was under pro for church and Siale, that while the inile of providing for me, which was itfi were friving in gratify thar ammade to the würdens and fellows of lition, I might mice with some of the Dierion Coilege in Oxford, where I fragments of the ivaves and fibes, for was disappointed of a felloir Dip, to there were many in be fed; but then make rocin for one of his friends. it occurred, that I might not be quick Being renoved from Runcorn in Che- enough; being old, the young ones Aire, to East Coker, a vicarage of the wouici out-run or 1 might be faine mean value, which was in his thrown down in the fofio. This Jionclic-every body imagined that I Theived that on tuch all croton Tought should be a prebendary of Wells and to to have an ad vocale more powerful tha:1 foril; but the Bishop vid before he myfulf. could provide for me. The third dio. Bur where ihould I find a person ia cetan is the prefent bishop of that tie power of ihat afability and freedom of (Dr. Mots], a very worthy gentleman, access, to receive a petition from the with whom I have lived upou very good ditappointed; of that humanity, as well Evins; but places in his cathedral would from their uitpofi'ion as from experie be ioo long to expect, and the charge ence, to pity ilicir lufferings; of that of a parilh I would not now under activity in their higii tation to endea. take.

your their relief; of that compais of For, during thefe periods, I am ad. thouglit as a politician, wo look upon it Valiciog to the age pi 77 years; have as a vidol fymptoon in a state to Ice a good been a public preacher, at alle tue Tuijeci ditrefied in and by the comme I lost the pulpit, + years; a doctor in nry, which he all his life-time faithdivinity 44, without any thalf of pre- ful y terved, and moved thereby riom terment nion the patronage, or patis. the brave and credit of his country to mony of the Church, but a vitarage ick for their reliels : annut 7c!, the year, to truggle will Upon iuflion, I could not find the world, and bring up a immily: another person of high rank with whole Revivad ivy chais fituation, ! am obliged character this defcription su kell agrees to the charity of the laity to make up as with that of his Grace the Lord dcficiencies. Emerlius viies Ecclejiæ Archbithop of Canterbury; and from snillia &, a worn-out Inwalicé, who this persuasion, I make bold to beg the has turned in 54 campaigns, and hids favour of your Grace to be my advo. hullit in a lone bituation that a Cicia

Cate, and represent my cate to Mr. Pitt, jen pennimer; for they are supported by who is generally well spuhea ot' for his the Military Eliabilnment, whilst a good dujosion, and ivhole fontimews clergyman, whose rungs, preaching, may be the 1e wird your own. llis and Luhaviour, have been ireproach father, Lord Chatham, profetied an

me,

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