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under their vines and fig-trees, freed from the terrors and turmoils of tumultuous broils : and that your Highness may obtain and enjoy the continual protection of the omnipotent Protector, to crown your Highness and the nations with loving kindness and tender mercies, shall be the constant prayer of Your Highness's most humble,

And faithfully devoted,

EDWARD MATTHEWS.

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE HALE,

HE resigned his chief justiceship about a year before his death, and betook himself to the most retired privacy, in order to a preparation for his departure, according to his own Paraphrase of Seneca's Thyestes, Act 2.

Let him that will, ascend the tott'ring seat
Of courtly grandeur, and become as great
As are his mounting wishes; as for me,
Let sweet repase and rest my portion be:
Give me some mean obscure recess; a sphere
Out of the road of business and of fear;
Let not my name be known ev'n to
The grandees of the times, toss'd to and fro,

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By censures and applause; but let my age
Slide gently by, not overthwart the stage
Of public action, unheard, unseen,
And unconcern'd'as if I ne'er had been ;
And thus while I shall pass my silent days
In shady privacy, free from the frays
And bustles of the mad world, then shall I
A good old innocent plebeian die.
Death is a mere surprise, a very snare
To him that makes it his life's greatest care,
To be a public pageant known to all,
But unacquainted with himself, doth fall.

Ex MSS. Ralph. Thoresby, Arm.

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DR. CHARLTON. IN one of his books, purchased by Dr. Howe at his sale, under his own portrait, were written the following lines on himself in his own handwriting :

Foeminas quotquot vidit, amavit ;

Voluịt quas amavit,
Habuit quas voluit ;

Stupente natura!
Quod unus omnibus sufficeret,

Non omnes uni!

BARON WALLOP, HE was a great lawyer, and very witty: he

: was bold to stand up for the liberty of the sub

ject,

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ject, when few other lawyers would or durst ; yet, when King William came in, was neglected very unhandsomely, which made Mr. (Julian) Johnson, at the end of one of his books, to ask, and

, that in great letters, why Mr. Wallop was not made a judge ? to which one replied, " For the same reason that Mr. Johnson is not made a bishop." Both of them spoke and wrote sharply against the corruptions of men in power, which stopped the current of civil promotion to the one, and ecclesiastical to the other. At last Lord Chancellor Somers took notice of Mr. Wal-, lop, and put him into Baron Tetlock's place, but not before he needed it: he did not enjoy it long, having died lately.

When King James put out his declaration for liberty of conscience, " This," said Mr. Wallop, “ is but 'scaffolding ; they intend to build a house (popery); and, when their house is built, they 'll take down their scaffolds."

When the bishops put forth their declaration for the liberty of the subject, “ What," said he, “ now, arbitrary government is broke put, do they hope thus to prevent it? This is, as when they had knocked out the barrel head, they should think to stop all in with their thumbs."

Dr. Sampson's Mss.

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LA GENEALOGIE DR M. LAW,

PAIT A PARIS, 1720.

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Law

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Papier Papier

eng. Billet Billet

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OMENS.

PRINCE Charles (afterwards Charles II.), when he was young, awoke one night in a very M 3

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great disorder and frightful passion out of his sleep. Dr. Duppa, who was his tutor, and lay in the chamber with him, got up to quiet him, asking what the matter was? He said, his grandfather had appeared to him. After a considerable time he was got to sleep again; but not long after, he cried more fearfully than before, and told the Doctor, and others that came about him,

My grandfather appeared a second time to me, and told me he had left my father three kingdoms, but my father would leave me none;" which proved true enough in twelve years, and might have been longer ; but as a great prince * said of the English, that he had hitherto been a great admirer of them and their prudence, “But,” said he, “ I am of another mind now, since they have cut off their king's head, and then afterwards send for his son to revenge it on themselves."

From Dr. Lightfoot's MSS, to whom it "; "; was communicated by Dr. Duppa.

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THE LADIES.

TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.

THE critics of the fair sex tell us they are vain, frivolous, ignorant, coquettish, capricious, and what not. Unjust that we are, it is the fable

* Duke of Brandenburgh.---See Clery's Memoirs.

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