Lives and Memoirs of the Bishops of Sherborne and Salisbury; From the Year 705 to 1824 Volume 3

Lives and Memoirs of the Bishops of Sherborne and Salisbury; From the Year 705 to 1824 Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ... work, vol. 58, for the year 1788, pt. 2. p. 952, writes as follows: "The article on Clerkenwell, p. 853, reminds me of a paragraph I some time since transcribed from a newspaper of March 26, 1716, which you may perhaps think worth preserving. "Last Tuesday night, March 22, 1714-15, the body of that great and good man, the late Dr. Burnet, Bp. of Sarum, was interred near the communion-table, in Clerkenwell church, to which he was carried in a hearse, attended by mourning coaches, from his house, in St. John's Square. The pall was supported by his worthy successor in the see of Sarum; the Bp. of Oxford, and by the Bps. of Ely, Norwich, Litchfield & Coventry, and Bangor. As the corpse was conveying to the church, the rabble, that shews no distinction to men of great parts and learning, (when once they conceive an ill opinion of them) flung dirt and stones at the hearse, and broke the glasses of the coach that immediately followed it." Notices of the Bp's family will be found in Gent. Mag. 1802, Pt. 2,598. His epitaph in vol. 87, 1817, pt. 1, 113, together with a plate of the monument. Consult also Nichols's Liter. Anec. John, 2d Earl of Shrewsbury, and "citizen and mercer of London, and merchant of the Staple, at Calais."f The Bp. was born in 1659, (Wood. Ath. Ox. 4. 507. edit. vt sup, ) at Stourton Castle, Co. Stafford. (Hutchinson. Hist. Durham, 1. 566.) admitted Gent. Com. of Oriel Coll. Oxon, 1674, Wood adds, he spoke a good speech in the Encaenia, like a child that was none of his own. (ut sup.) A. B. 1677. A. M. June 23, 1680. He soon after entered iuto Holy Orders, and was Rect. of Binfield, Berks, and afterwards by the interest of his kinsman, Chas. E. of Shrewsbury, promoted to the Deanery of Worcester....show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960386
  • 9781236960382