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Oxford, May 20, 1764;" 2d edit. with the Advertisement which was prefixed to the first, and the Dedication to the King. 11. Political Sermons, Speeches, and Discourses, collected into one Volume. 12. A Sermon, in 1768, on the murder of Mr. Allen, who was shot in the Riots before the King's Bench Prison, May 10th that year; and, 13. A second, in 1769, at an Anniversary, on the same occasion.
He also published " The Monthly Reviewers reviewed by an Antigallican, 1755?.”“ Ode to the King of Prussia, 17572.” “Extempore Verses on the Choice of a Poet Laureat, 17573." " Will the Ferryman, a Water Eclogue, 17584.” Translation of some French Verses on the Death of Capt. Gardner, 17585. Poems and Miscellaneous Pieces, 17516. Speech on taking his Freedom of Oxford, 17537. Seasonable Reflections upon the Importance of the Name of England, 17558; and Sentiments of a true Antigallican, with a Postscript relating to the anonymous writers of a Monthly Review, 17569.
Gent. Mag. vol. XXV. p. 335.
9 Vol. XXVII.
p. 228. 3 Ibid. p. 564,
4 Vol. XXVIII. p. 280. 5 Ibid. p. 371. ,6 Vol. XXI. p. 143.
7 Vol. XXIII. p. 394. 8 Vol. XXV. p. 191.
9 Vol. XXVI. p. 93. *** The following additional list of Dr. Free's publications was communicated by his son :
GRAMMATICAL.-“ History of the English Tongue, with the Author's intended Dedication to his Royal Highness Prince George, how King George III. Part 1. printed 1740, and containing an Account, I. Of the Roman or Latin Tongue, as once spoken in Britain. II. Of the British or Welsh, and its antient and present limits. III. Of the Pyhtas, corruptly called Picts by the Romans : their Settlement in the North of Britain: the Original of their Name, and the Nature, Extent, and Duration of their Language. IV. Of the Scots from Ireland, and the Extent of the Erse Language; in order to distinguish it from the English in the North of Britain, which vulgarly passes under the Name of Broad Scotch."-N. B. This book was written by permission of his late Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wales, for the information of his eldest Son, our present Sovereign.
THEOLOGY, PolemiCAL. A Controversy with the People called Methodists, written occasionally against divers of the Sect, in the years 1758 and 1759, and consisting of the follow
ing Pieces: 1. A Display of the bad Principles of the Methodists, in certain Articles proposed to the Consideration of the Company of Salters in London, 2d edit. -2. Rules for the Discovery of False Prophets, &c.; a Sermon preached before the University of Oxford, on Whit-Sunday, 1758, dedicated to his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury; 3d edit. 3. Dr. Free's Edition of Mr. Wesley's first Penny Letter ; the second impression, dedicated to Mr. Wesley. 4. His Edition of Mr. Wesley's Second Letter. 5. Dr. Free's whole Speech to the London Clergy, at Sion College, May 8, 1759 ; with a Remonstrance to the Bishop of Winchester. That printed in “ The Monitor" is imperfect.
Poetry and Miscellaneous. 1. Poems upon several Occasions, the second Edition, 1757, containing an Ode to the King of Prussia on the Victory at Prague ; an Ode of Consolation to his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, on the Loss of Minorca, &c. ; Jephtha, an Oratorio, set to Musick by Mr. Stanley; Advice to the Fair Sex ; Stigand, or, The Antigallican, a Poem ; Susannah, an Ethic Poem ; Judith, an Heroic Poem, &c. To the whole is prefixed a curious Account of the Origin and peculiar Nature of English Poetry, and how far it is similar or different from that of the Greeks and Romans, in a Letter to á Member of Parliament. — 2. A Poetical Dialogue, intituled, “ The voluntary Exile," 1765. — 3. Stadia Physiologica duo, or, Two Stages in Physiology, exhibiting all along the Opinions of the best Writers, &c. with Variety of Observations entirely new, 1762.-4. A genuine Petition to the King; and likewise à Letter to the Right Hon. the Earl of Bute; concerning the very hard Case of an eminent Divine of the Church of England. Published from the Originals by the Rev. Dr. Free.-5. The Petition of John Free, D.D. relative to the Conduct of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York; most humbly addressed to the Hon House of Commons. - 6. Matrimony made easy, &c. a Serio-comic Satire, tending to expose the Tyranny and Absurdity of a late Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the better Prevention of Clandestine Marriages, &c.-7. A Plan for the Use of the Empress of Russia, in founding a free University for the Reception of People of all Nations and Religions : with a Specimen of the Universal Library, for the Use of the Students, in Latin, French, and English; ed edit. 1761. - 8. Tyrocinium Geographicum Londinense; or, The London Geography: consisting of Dr. Free's short Lectures, compiled for the Use of his younger Pupils. Published chiefly for the Inforniation of genteel young Citizens. Dedicated, by Permission, to the Right Honour. able the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen; and the Author honoured for the Work with the Freedom of the City. To which is added, by the Editor, translated from the Greek into English Blank Verse, the Periegesis of Dionysius, the Geographer, from the Edition of Dr. Wells: comprehending, for the use of the Ladies who read history, and the Youth of the Universities, both the antient and modern Systems.
ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.
P. 18. See some curious documents relative to money transactions between Mr. Cave and Dr. Johnson, Gent. Mag. 1812,
P. 20. note *, add 1616.
P. 29. “ I heartily wish we had a new edition of Father Paul, Such a thing, I remember, was proposed some years ago; but, I know not by what chance, it miscarried. I could wish that Mr. Johnson would give us the original on one side, and his translation on the other. But this won't hit the public taste."
Bishop Warburton, MS. P. 58. The inscription in the Vestry of the old church at Clerkenwell ran thus :
“ Sacred to the Memory
late of St. John's Gate.
she, December 1776." Then follow the verses already printed in p. 58.) “In grateful remembrance of their many virtues and parental tenderness, their only Daughter has caused this small tribute to be erected to the memory of her dear Parents.”—Mrs. Mary Cave (the daughter abovementioned) was an amiable and worthy woman, of elegant manners, and possessed a superior share of understanding. She died in June 1811.
P. 59. John Dunton says, his master, Mr. Thomas Parkhurst, was “a religious and a just man;" and adds, “ My honoured Master is the most eminent Presbyterian Bookseller in the Three Kingdors, and (now) chosen Master of the Company of Statiuners; he has printed more practical books than any other that can be named in London. He has met with very strange success, for I have known him sell off a wbole impression before the book has been almost heard of in London. He is scrupulously honest in all his dealings, a good master, and very kind to all his relations; and, which is an argument of something in him above the common rate of mankind, he is a great admirer, and constant hearer of the Rev John How." -To the numerous Works of John Dunton, may be added, 1.“ The Preaching Weathercork," written against Wm. Richardson, once a Dissenting Teacher, 8r0.-2. Mordecai's Memorial; or, There's nothing done for him; a just Representation of unrewarded Services, 1716, 8vo.3. “Kainopholos," a curious rhapsody; noticeable (Mr. D'Israeli informs me) for its extreme rarity, and for two elegant pieces of poetry, which, if John's own, entitle hiin to a higher degree of praise than he has been usually thought to merit. It is obscurely noticed in his “Life and Opinions ;" but the Anagram of the Author's name prefixed to a copy of verses declares him. It bas a frontispiece, which is a large folding cut, with 24 circles, exhibiting the Author's adventures.
P. 90. The name of the Reverend William Freind was thus used, in an advertisement in or about the year 1736: “On Wednesday August 2, will be published, Number I. price 2d. (with a curious cut describing the Creation of the World), by the Rev. W. Freind, M. A. brother to the late famous Dr. Freind the physician, The Sacred Historian: or the History of the Old and New Testament, methodlically digested in a regular narrative; in which many oversights and neglects in the translation of the Bible are corrected; obscure and difficult passages cleared and explained ; facts truly stated; and the whole carried on and managed with that accuracy and regard to truth, as the nature of such an extraordinary, comprehensive, and momentous undertaking requires. This History will begin with the Creation, proceed through the times before the Deluge, and give a circumstantial account of that remarkable period of the Old World; also of what followed in the beginning of the New ; the confusion and dispersion at Babel; the lives and actions of the antient Patriarchs; the various revolutions as well in the Jewish as other States contemporary with them ; likewise the History of 400 Years, from the Prophet Malachi to the birth of Christ, in which the Scripture is silent. Also the History of the New Testainent, adjusted and disposed in the same manner. The whole will be explained with critical notes and observations, and illustrated with a great variety of Copperplate cuts, adapted to the Work, which will be given gratis. Conditions : 1. That this Work will be comprised in about 300 sheets. 2. That each number will contain two sheets printed on a superfine royal paper, and a beautiful large letter, price 21. 3. That one number will be published weekly, and delivered to the subscribers at their house, or where else they shall direct."
P. 167. note, 1.7. For Webster read “Whitefield;" or rather strike out from “What a happy thing" l. 5, to “repeat it here;" 1. 15.-The extract occurs, more properly, in p. 578. P. 176. For“ Vol. I. p. 419," r. “Vol. II. P.
65." P. 253. Sir Andrew Fountaine wrote a copy of Latin verses on Queen Mary's death 1695.-Alumnus, is the proper title of a student of Christ Church. — Of Sir Andrew Fountaine, Swift, in his Journal to Stella, says, “Sir Andrew Fountaine's mother and sister are come above a hundred miles from Worcester to see him before he died. They got here but yesterday; and he must have been past hopes, or past fears, before they could reach him. I fell a scolding when I heard they were coming: and the people about him wondered at me, and said, “What a mighty content it would be on both sides to die when they were with him!” I knew the mother ; she is the greatest Overdo upon earth ; and the sister, they say, is worse ; the poor man will relapsc again among them. Here was the scoundrel brother always crying in the outer room till Sir Andrew was in danger, and the dog was to have all his estate if he died; and it is an ignorant, worthless, scoundrel rake: and the nurses were comforting him, and desiring he would not take on so." Jan. 4, 1710-11. Vol. V.
P. 297. “Some esteem the edition of Bayle in 1702 the best, as being the last in his life-time. The edition of 1720 is an exact copy; only the Supplement is inserted in its place. That of 1730 is not well esteemed, nor any after, for correctness. In that of 1720 should be a large article on King David.”
Mr. J. Whiston, MS. P. 290. Add to the Antiquarian Friends of Mr. Bowyer,
Mr. Joshua Blew ; who was elected a member of the Society in 1741; died in 1765; and is thus recorded on a stone in the Temple Church.
“Here lyeth the body of Mr. Joshua Blew, F. S. A.
of the Hon. Society of the Inner Temple.
Jan. 22, A. D. 1765, ætat. 78." [Mrs. Mary Blew died August 15, 1762, æt. 67.] Memorandum of a piece of Gold Plate presented to King James I. by the Inner and Middle Temple, communicated, May 6, 1762, to Dr. Ducarel from Mr. Blew. “The piece of gold plate weighing 200 ounces and } with an altar Nil nisi vota, &c. was given by the two Societies of Inner and Middle Temple to James Ist on his granting to them and their successors the Soyl of the two Societies-an account of which appears in a MS (the hand of Mr. Selden) in the Inner Temple Library, No, dorso 17, Press 5, fol. 406.- Old Stoakes, mentioned by Vertue, was Charles Stoakes ; he lived at his son's (Charles Stoakes) at the Red Lyon in Fleet-street, Stationer, where he died many years since. - Dr. Middleton and Dr. Warren, both of Cambridge, lodged with Charles Stoakes the Stationer.—Henry the Eighth's head by Holbein Mr. W. had from Mr. Blew."- This Hint is to be communicated to Horace Walpole, esq. A.C. D.
Mr. John Booty, of Barnard's Inn, Attorney at Law, was admitted F.S.A. 1746. He died Jan. 10, 1757, ætat. 63; and was buried at Islington ; as was his sister Margaret, who died Jan. 20, 1755, ætat. 40. P. 324. Frances, another of the daughters of Mr. Robson,
was married May 27, 1809, to Bartholomew Parr, M. D. Senior Physician to the Exeter and Devon Hospital, and Author of several valuable publications. He died in November 1810.
P. 329. I have many interesting letters from Mr. Frank to Dr. Ducarel, by whom (at the request of the relict and the nephew of Mr. Frank) his tomb was thus inscribed : « Sacred to the Memory of Richard Frank, of Campsall, esq. Recorder of the Corporations of Pontefract and Doncaster
in the county of York,
of Robert Frank of Pontefract, esq.
a lover and encourager of Learning,