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Fusta Akrature of the age is open to

bed Dr. Hammond's Sermons, the angels
de pruering courtiers of the superior world's
pare gold on pedestals of clay. In bis során
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aroided; but he added in is read upon fiction

, with so matar e ens as we impair not only the ages Share to do it familiarity of his expresies en

Set of Jeremy Taylor will not require to de

eften that master of eloquence degrals at a comparison by a common allustan er expletive, or how frequently be rules

the duty of the Editor to show that the “art of stealing wisely" is not lost among us.

Wood has honoured FLATMAN with the title of an eminent poet. He painted better than he wrote, and Granger esteemed one of his heads worth a ream of his Pindarics. These justify the satire of Lord Rochester ; but Pope copied him in The Dying Christian to his Soul, without thinking it necessary to mention the obligation. The Thought of Death must yield to the natural and irapressive earnestness of the following verses :

Oh, the sad day,
When friends shall shake their heads, and say

Oh miserable me.
Hark how he groans ! look how he pants for breath!
See how he struggles with the pangs of Death!
When they shall say of these poor eyes,

How hollow and how dim they be!
Mark how his breast doth swell and rise

Against his potent enemy!
When some old friend shall step to my bed-side,
Touch my chill face, and thence shall gently slide;
And when his next companions say
"How doth he do? What hopes ?" shall turn away;

Answering only with a lift-up hand-
"Who can his fate withstand ?"
Then shall a gasp or two do more

Than e'er my rhetoric could before ;
Persuade the peovish world to trouble me no more..
The only place in which I have seen this poena quoted, is in a nole
in Elton's reprint of Habington.

olemnity of the theme, in the same manner

extravagance of Hogarth sketched in er or a picture by Raphael. While Topkr ped at long intervals to the prevailing corrus yle, Beaumont seldom elevated himself above

when he rose into a clearer element, his was proportionably spiritualized. When be ruby gates" of the Orient

, and discloses
he spirit of the Morning "mounting

d," whose " diamond wheels" burn along
Heaven, we regret that his taste was
handmaid of his fancy.
- not been admitted into any collection
our poets; but the advice of Pope
industrious eyes to his pages;
future period be reprinted, it will be
Sermons, 1649, p. 51.

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PAGE 6.-Archbishop Sharp, whom Burne one of the most popular preachers of t great reader of Shakspeare. Dr. Mangey_ his daughter, told the Speaker Onslow, th all young Divines to unite the reading of S the study of the Scriptures; and Dr. Lisl Norwich, who had been Chaplain to Arch assured Onslow that Sharp's declaration Bible and Shakspeare had made him A York," was often repeated Onslow's note to the Oxford edition of Bur

Sharp was celebrated for the vigour and which bis Sermons were delivered.

Page 29.--Dr. Fletcher formed one of the Strype's Life of Bishop Grindal, p. 396, Oxfc requesting that nobleman to procure for his appointment of Master Extraordinary in C Strype's Annals of the Reformation, vol. in


Lambeth I Time, vol. iii., p. 100.

FLETCHER. of the Metropolitan Visitation, appointed In May 1596, Bishop Fletcher wrote to Lord

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Dr. Fletcher was also Remembrancer of th

an office obtained for him by Queen who addressed a long letter in her own har Lord Mayor, &c., upon the subject. A cop singular epistle I have been permitted to per

Page 1-fostaty Tharp, whom Burnet pronounced

1 nappular preachers of the age 1 Stars Walspeare. Dr. Mangey, who marid

i de Speaker Onslow, that he added
i ho unite the reading of Shakspeare
taimplures; and Dr. Lisle, Bishop

tratar been Chaplain to Archbishop Make
testsúv that Sharp's declaration, that the
At Sakspeare had made him Archbishop of
In 'n alter repeated at Lambeth Palace.- See
Adriaate to the Oxford edition of Burnet's History
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the terms in which Dr. Fletcher is recommended, evince the respect he was held in by Elizabeth.

Page 55.—This would have been more correctly expressed by saying, that three new books of the Faerie Queen were published in 1596.

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WITHER. Page 89.--Wither was again in prison in 1621. Mr. Collier has communicated to me the following interesting extracts from the Registers of the Privy Council:

26 June, 1621. A Warrant to John Perrial, to bring before the Lords the person of George Wither.

27 June, 1621. This day George Wither, Gent., having been sent for by warrant from the Lords, hath tendred his appearance, which for his indemnity is here entred, he being nevertheless injoined to remaine in the custody of the Messenger, until by order from the Lords he shalbe dismissed. ;

On the same day, however, we find from another entry, that the Council issued a warrant to commit George Wither close prisoner into the Marshalsea, until further order.

15 March, 1621. A warrant to the Keeper of the Marshalsea, to enlarge and sett at liberty the person of George Wythers, upon Bond, to be given by him, with a Suretie before the Clerke of the Councell attendant, to his Majesty's use for his forthcomeing and appearance at all tyme, as there shalbe cause.

Page 115.-One stanza from the “Prayer of Habakkuk," has been frequently quoted; a free animated manner pervades the entire poem :

God Almighty he came down;
Down he came from Theman-ward;

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Annals of the Reformation, vol. ir.

, p. 373

. Fletcher was also Remembrancer of the City of

as office obtained for him by Queen Elizabeth, is addressed a long letter in her own hand to the und Mayor, &c., upon the subject

. A copy of this erdlar epistle I have been permitted to peruse


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