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Mrs Powny told me Sir Fra. Bacon and the Lord Falkland came one day purposely from London to sup and discourse with him, and return'd early next morning.

Mr Ha. like Paule at Damascus, eate not in 3 dayes.

I thinke he bought and gave the howse in which he dyed to Mrs Pownye's husband, who had been his honest servant of which —

I have heard that Mr Ha. being suppos'd to hold some heterodox opinions, he, to testifie the contrary, did in his sickness (which was not long,) declare his beleise to his pupell, the Lady Salter's son, which he tooke in his writing from his owne mouth. This, Mr Salter (who is now dead,) told me long since, and promised me a Copie of it.

Mr Montague, formerly the scolem' of that college and now fellow 'tis like has it, and he hath promis'd me to write and give me what materiall passages he can rem' concerning him, and he will give them to Mr Marryot if the be cal'd for.

He or Mrs Powny will answere all the q as to the yeare of his deth, and who was at the charge of his monument, how long he lay sick, his behaviour then, and what ells is defective in theise collections gathered by

Mrs Powny dwells nere the college, and Mr Montague is constantly in it being now sickly.

As you reade this make y que. and let them be given to me or Mr Marryot who may get a resolution for you. J. W. Octo. 20, 73.

I think the Lady Salter did many yeares since tell me she had the pro. fession of the beliefe taken by her son, Salter, from Mr Hales' mouth. If she have it, I will endeavour to get it of her. Her Husband's name was Sir William, her son's name, Emund. (? William, see Will.)

Then was told this by Mr Anthony Faringdon, and have heard it discourst by others, that Mr Thomas Cary, a poet of note, and a great libertine in his life and talke, and one that had in his youth bein acquainted with Mr Ha. sent for Mr Hales to come to him in a dangerous fit of sickness, and desired his advice and absolution, which Mr Hales, uppon a promise of amendment, gave him, (this was I think in the country.) But Mr Cary came to London, fell to his old company, and into a more visable scandalous life, and especially in his Discourse, and be (being ?) taken very sick, that which proved his last, and being much trowbled in mind procured Mr Ha. to come to him in this his sickness and agony of minde, desyring earnestly, after a confession of many of his sins to have his Prayers and his absolution. Mr Ha. told him he shood have his Prayers, but wood by noe meanes give him then either the sacrament or absolution.

The following was communicated by N. Ingelo, dated, Eton Coll. Oct. 29, (1675 ?) to Mr Marriot. The writer begs his hearty respects to Mr Isaac Walton.

“Mr Montague says, that he (Hales) gave an Explication of his belief concerning the Trinity to Mr Salter, according to the Doctrine of the Church of England.

“Abp. Laud gave him the Preb. of Windsor at a publike Dinner. “ Abp. Laud also sent for him, and told him he might have what

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preserment he would; and he answered, if it please your grace I have all I desire.

“He was made prebendary of Windsor about two years before the Wars, and enjoyed it but two years.

“He was not long sick ; about a fortnight, and then not very ill, but discoursed with all his friends as freely as in his Health, till within half an hour before his death, for Mr Montague was then talking with him, and left him for half an Hour, and before he returned he was dead, and had his perfect senses to the last minute.

After he came to Eton, for thirty years together he was never hindered by any sickness from studying constantly from 5 o'clock in the morning till night, seldom eating any Dinner.

“About the time of Archb. Laud's Death, he retired from his Lodgings in the College into a private chamber in Eton, where he remained for a quarter of a yeare unknown to any body, and spent in that time only 6d. p week, living only upon Bread & Beere, and as he had formerly fasted from Tuesday night to Thursday night, so in that time of his retirement he absteined from his Bread & Beer, and when he heard that Abp. Laud was murdered, he wished his head had been cut off for him.'

Then follows the Will; with two letters of Hales on Cases of Conscience; and one or two tracts.

Note E. [Referred to in p. cxvii.]



1. King James' Works, fol. Lond. 1616. 12. Walton.' 2. Charon of Wisdom, 4to. Lond. n. d. · Izaak Walton, price 45. 6d.

Nov. 17, 1652.' 3. Heylin's Microcosmus, 4to. 1621. Izaak Walton.' 4. Heylin's Parable of the Tares, 4to. 1659. 'Izaak Wallon given me

May 28, 1659, by Mr Richard Marryot.' 5. Shute's Divine Cordials in X Sermons, 4to. 1644. Izaak Walton.' 6. Bishop Reynolds' Treatise of the Passions, 4to. 1640. Izaak Walton.' 7. Dr Thomas Fuller, Abel Redivivus, 4to. 1651. * Izaak Walton.' 8. Hammond's, The Christian's Obligations io Peace and Charity, X

Sermons, 4to. 1649. Izaak Walton.' 9. Camerarius', Living Library, fol. Lond. 1621. 'Izaak Walton, given

mee by my very good friend

Mar henry fheld, July 29, 1634.' 10. R. Sibb's, The Saint's Cordiall, fol. 1658. Izaak Walton, 1682.' 11. Pat. Synıson's Historie of the Church, 4to. Lond. 1624.

* Izaak Walton,'

12. Dr Donne's Letters, 4to. Lond. 1651. Izaak Walton.' 13. Mornay, of the Christian Religion, 4to. 1617. Izaak Walton,

July 5, 1621. 14. Cowper's Heaven opened, 4to. 1613. ' Liber Izak Walion. 15. Cowley's Works, fol. 1674. Izaak Walton, 1682.' 16. Donne's 80 Sermons, fol. 1640. 'Izaak Wallon.' 17. Hooker's Eccles. Politie, fol. 1666. "Izaak Walton.' 18. Ovid's Metamorphoses, by G. S[andys), fol. 1626.

* Izaak Walton, pr. 5s.' 19. Sibb's Returning Backslider, 4to. Lond. 1650. On the title

Of this blest man let this just praise be given,
Heaven was in him, before he was in heaven.

* Izaak Walton.' 20. Eusebius, Socrates, and Evagrius, Ecclesiastical Histories, fol. Lond.


On the flyleaf, erased, ' Francis Garrard his booke.'
On the title-page, Izaak Walton.'
On the inside of the cover, in Walton's writing-

*A¢ his conversion take out of Jeremy the ways of man are not in his owne power. 7

Loke doct dones letter to Tilman 8
And on Sr Philip Sidneys Salms. 9

On this booke folyo 28 himns and psalms wch was his holy recreation the latter part of his life and is now his imployment in heven where he makes new dirties in the praise of that god in 3 persons, to whome be glorie. And his better part is now doing that in heaven which was most of his imployment on earth magnyfying the mercies and making himns and singing them, to that god to whome be glory and honor.

Vew Hookers preface; and hooker 226 & 229

Vew the verses before Sands psalms and Sir Tho. Haukins his Horrace doc dons letters and the elegies on him In heaven wher his imployment is to sing such himns as he made on erth in prase

of that god to whome be glory and honor

His deth was the prolog to joye and the end of troble

Vew Chudleys elegies and godolphins on doc? done where they are scratcht and vew the elegies on Cartwrite.

Vew Doc. Cozens devotions
Vew the complete woman of a good grace. Vew the penygerick on Mr Harvie

Make his description that he was jo for his complexion, then his behaviour, then his stature, then his discourse in my lord grace to the honor that he was like the dove without gall.

docr taylor, living and dying
doc. Pridiex
Mi Gouldsmithes poem. Vossius then.'

7 See Donne's Poems, p. 372, ed. 1635.
9 See p. 366.

8 See p. 369, ib.
I See ib. p.

NOTE F. [Referred to in p. cxxiii. ]


The following statement occurs in the parish church of St Mary, at Stafford :

“The Gift of Mr Isaac Walton, borne in ye Burrough of Stafford, A worthy & generous benefactor to this Burrough as followeth.

First ye said Mr Walton in his life tyme gave a garden of eight shillings a yeare in y® possession of widdow Tildesley to buy coales for ye poore yearely about Christmas.

Alsoe ye said Mr Walton in his life tyme gave 22 pounds to build a stone wall about St Chad's church yard in this Burrough, and alsoe set forth 9 boys apprentices, and gave to each 5 pounds, viz.

Samuel Henshaw Francis Battey Richard Lees
Richard Hanson

John Boulton

George Sutton
Daniel Bullock

James Eaton

Adam Hubball The said M" Walton at his death gave by his Will to this Burrough one Messuage or Tenement in Shalford in this county wih all the lands thereto belonging of the yearly value of £20. 10. 6. besides Taxes and Repairs to the use hereafter as in & by his Will is mentioned, viz. “I would have & doe give 10 pounds of the said rent to bind out yearley 2 boys y® sonns of honest & poore parents to be apprentices to some trades. men or handicraft men to ye intent y said boys may ye better afterwards gett their owne living. And I doe also give 5 pounds yearley out of y® said rent to be given to some maid servant ye hath attained ye age of 21 yeares not less & dwelt long in one service or to some honest poore Man's daughter ye hath attained to ye age to bee paid her at or on ye day of her marriage. And this being done my will is, that what rent shall remaine of y® said farme or land shall be disposed of as followeth. First I doe give yearley 20 shillings to bee by the Major of Stafford and those that shall collect the said rent and dispose of it as I have or shall hereafter direct. And that what money or rent shall remain undisposed of shall bee employed to buy coles for some poore people that shall most need them in the said town : the said coales to bee delivered in the last weeke in January or every first weeke in February I say then because I take that tyme to bee the hardest and most pincheinge tyme with poore people."

Before inserting the following account of the present state of those Charities, from a pamphlet which was published about twenty-seven years ago, ? it must be observed, that the farm there mentioned did not become the property of the Corporation of Stafford until the death of Canon Walton in 1719.

“This farm is now [1808] let at the yearly rent of £80, and, excepting the application of the money directed to be given to some maid servant or poor man's daughter, I believe that the trusts of the will have for some years past been complied with. With respect to that sum, it has been the practice almost invariably for the mayor to give it to his own servant,

2 A Letter to the Inhabitants of Stafford.

without even considering, in some instances the time she may have continued in her service.

“Upon St Thomas's day last, the only application made was by the mayor's servant, so useless is it supposed to be to oppose the pretensions of a person claiming the money under such authority.

“It seems to have been the intention of Mr Walton, that whether the money be given to a servant or poor man's daughter, it should be paid on the day of her marriage; but admitting that construction of his words to be wrong, to bestow it upon a servant who has not dwelt long in one service' is certainly incorrect. That the mayor's servant may sometimes be as well entitled to it as any other person is not to be disputed, but that it should so happen nine years out of ten, is somewhat too improbable to obtain belief; and such a disposition of this charity must unquestionably create a suspicion as to the motives of the gift which, it is to be presumed, the chief magistrate of a town would be desirous of avoiding.”—P. 41, 42.

The author of the pamphlet next proceeds to describe Startin's charity, and Mr Walton's gift in his lifetime.

“Richard Startin, who was a baker in Stafford, gave £60 to the corporation to be put out at interest, and to be applied and given weekly in bread for ever, in the parish church of St Mary. By the advice, and with the assistance of Mr Isaac Walton, the money was laid out in the year 1672 in the purchase of a fee-sarm rent of £3, 6s. Sd. payable to the crown from the borough. In a deed made in the following year, to which Mr Walton and the corporation were parties, it is stated that by the will of Mr Startin £2, 125. only were to be paid to the poor, and that the corporation had, at Mr Walton's request, agreed to apply the surplus of the fee-farm rent (being 145.) in the purchase of coals for the poor. By that deed, and, it should seem, in order to induce the corporation to accede to his wishes, Mr Walton granted to them a garden near the gaol (as it then stood), in trust that the rent should be disposed of by the mayor with the alderman and church-wardens of the parish of St Mary's, towards the buying of coals for the poor of the borough of Stafford, according to the discretion of the mayor, &c. at two days in the year; viz. one half of the coals to be given at or before St Thomas's day, and the other half at the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary.' It was also provided, that in case the coals were not disposed of as directed, the rent of the garden should be paid to the church-wardens of the parish of St Chad, either to keep in repair the wall of St Chad's church, or to buy coals for the poor of the parish, at their discretion. Mr Walton's suspicions that the trusts, which he had reposed in the corporation, might in after-times be disregarded, appear as well by this deed as by his will, and even the members of that body must admit that they were but too well founded. In the gift of both charities he prudently endeavoured to guard against their abuse; but neither his exhortations to his trustees to a faithful discharge of their duty, nor the condition which he annexed to the non-conformance of it, seem to have had any effect. Of part of the garden, upon which four cottages have been erected, two leases, each for ninety-nine years, have been made, and none of the rent has been laid out in the purchase of coals; neither has the surplus of the fee-farm rent been applied for that purpose. For the amount of those sums, the corporation will therefore have to account; of the money appropriated to the purchase of bread, is, is laid out weekly; and the bread is given away in St Mary's church on a Sunday."

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