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And the matchless Holy One
From Mount Paran forth appe= the MS. alone prevented the insertion of notice of this interesting poet, in the ca grated to Corpus Christi College. It does
Heaven o'erspreading with his
he took any degree. In August, 1610, his travels, during which he visited the m
Fan sigarading with his rays
but fing with his praise. Postes before his face he sent;
dels feet hot coals there went 1x 128.-An erroneous calculation of the extent di * XS alone prevented the insertion of a more copious GEORGE SANDYS, a younger son of the Archbishop, was born at the palace of Bishop Thorp, in 1587, and
stated to Corpus Christi College. It does not appear that
cities of Europe, and extended his researches into Egypt and the Holy Land. After an absence of several years he returned to England, and prepared the history of his wanderings, which issued from the press in 1615. He seems also to have been one of the early residents in Virginia; for Drayton, in an Elegy addressed to Sandys, speaks of him as Treasurer to the English Company in that country. After his return, he spent much of his time with his sister, Lady Wenman, at Caswell, near Witney, in Oxfordshire. This situation was rendered still more agreeable to him from its proximity to the retreat of his accomplished and amiable friend, Lord Falkland, whom to know was to esteem. In this delightful seclusion he meditated on the dangers he had escaped, and acknowledged the care of that Heavenly Shepherd by whom he had been conducted in all his journeyings. He has expressed his feelings in that admirable poem, Deo. Opt. Mar.:
0! who hath tasted of Thy clemency
Bis eleventh year was matriculated at St. Mary's al; but Wood conjectures that he afterwards emi.
is cook any degree. In August, 1610, be set out on
travels, during which he visited the most interesting
Where I, by Thee inspired, his po And on his sepulchre my offering
I see Thy glory and Thy mercy m Met on the Thracian shores, when Of frantic Simoans thou preservid So when Arabian thieves belaid us
Which way soe'er I turn my face And when by all abandon d, Thee
Then brought'st me home in safetHaving finished the sacred work fo himself designed, and paid his vows ning of March, 1643. He died at seat of his niece, Lady Margaret Wy in the chancel of the Parish Church, ment. In the Register he is styled to poet of his age; a title the amiable m been the first to reject. But Pope i= studied his writings with great pleas affirmed him to be the best versifier of Chamber to Charles the First, who
one of the Gentlen
Might bury me, which fed me fror
God, Sandys was gathered to his fat
death he was
The Paraphrase of the Psalms has ferred to. These verses are taken fro
Like desert-haunting pelicans,
In cities not less desolate :
Disturb the night, and daylight
A sparrow which hath lost his m
Whar lyfle ispired, his praises sale
el turn my face or feel
ke Ankun thieves belaid us round,
Aurika hy al abandon d, Thee I found.
ja kancel of the Parish Church, without any mat
My days short as the evening shade,
As morning dew consume away;
Or like a flower cropt yesterday.
But, Lord, thou suffer’st no decay,
Thou, Lord, my witness art
of thy unfainting hope. Sandys's sister married Anthony Aucher, and was grandmother to the poet Thomas Stanley; and from the same Lady, James Hammond was descended t.
BRAITHWAIT. Page 128.--Mr. Collier has pointed out to me another allusion to Wither, by Braithwait, in Time's Curtaine Drawne, 1621, where, after glancing at Abuses Whipt and Stript, he says in the margin, with evident reference to Wither—"One whom I admire, being no less happy for bis native invention, than excellent for his proper and elegant dimension." The latter part of the passage seems to imply a compliment to the personal appear.
• Depart-pass away.
ance of our poet. Braithwait was at Oxford, having been entered a
College, in 1604. Like his friend, remarkable for his addiction to poetr ture, than to the prescribed studies His after-life was principally passed he is said by Wood, to have left b racter of a well-bred gentleman and
Page 132.—Henry Peacham, whor elegant and learned writer, was born became a student of Trinity College, he shared in the paternal generosit he panegyrized in the Gentleman's Ere to have been patronised by the Elizabeth, on whose marriage he w Hymns," which have been reprinte the Literary Museum. His life was o the master of a Free School at Win Malone thinks that he took orders, an age by writing penny books for children were published in 1612, and a second pared, but did not pass the press. Bes scholar, he was a clever artist, and an painting his friends, or imitating eac
one time, a travelling an employment to which he was ex Sir John Hawkins says, that he sub
dower," or “ rare seen fly." In the and July, (he says, Drawing and Limning I was wont at my leisure to walk inta get all manner of fies, flowers, herb