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4. A Sermon preached by the Appointment of the Vice-Chancellor, before the University of Oxford, Nov. 5, 1745, when the Rebels were advanced to Derby, dedicated to his Royal Highness William late Duke of Cumberland, who was sent as General against them.. 5. Twelve Sermons preached before the Uuniversity of Oxford, printed in 1750, 8vo; with a Preface, tending to expose some remarkably bad practices both in Church and State. 6. An Antigallican Sermon, preached at Aldgate, before Admiral Vernon, April 27, 1753 *, and, 7. A second Antigallican Sermon, preached in 1756, upon the Terms of National Unanimity; with a Genealogical Table, shewing his Majesty's antient Connexions with the Crowns of these Kingdoms long antecedent in time to the Marriage of his Ancestor with the Stuart Family ; 8. One on Whit Sunday, 1758, before the University of Oxford. 9 and 10. Two Sermons upon the Creation: the first intituled, “ The Operations of God and Nature, &c. to the Finishing of the Vegetable Creation, and Appointment of the Seasons of the Year, before the Society of Florists, 1762;" the other, “ The Analysis of Man, or, The Difference between the Reasonable and Living Soul; which was preached before the University of
quæstiones tam difficiles : Deus noverit,
arcanum Regis sapientissimi documentum t,
De usu aphorismi hujus
hoc est, vitæ suæ,
est sceleratus, qui prolongatur in suo scelerę.
* See Gent. Mag. vol. XXIII. p. 251.
Ibid. i. 16.
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, 17595. 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. Vol. XXVII. p. 208. 3 Ibid. p. 504. 4 Vol. XXVIII. p. 280. 5 Ibid. p. 377. 6 Vol. XXI. p 143.
> Vol. XXIII. p. 991. & 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 Roval Highness Prince George, now King George III. Part I. printed 1740, and confaining an Account, I. Of the Roman or Latin Tongue, as once spoken in Britain. II. Of the British or Welsh, and its anticnt and present limits. III. Of the Pyhtas, corruptly called Pict3 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, PolenICAL.-"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 tire Methodists, in certain Articles proposed to the Consideration of the Conspany 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 Roval Highness the Duke of Cumberland, on the Loss of Nlinorca, &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 siinilar or different from that of the Greeks and Romans, in a Letter to a Member of Parliament. — 2. A Poetical Dialogue, intituled, «The voluntary Exile,” 1763.-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 a 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 Engli:h; 2 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 Honourable 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,
P. 287. “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. la 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. 79." [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 Walpcle, esq. A. C. D.
Mr. John Booth, of Barnard's Inn, Aitorney 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. Scnior 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 froin Mr. Frank to Dr. Ducarel, by whom (at the request of the relict and the pephew 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, esą.
. a faithful friend, and a most affectionate Husband.
Beloved by rich and poor,
May 22, 1762, aged 64.
Bacon Frank, esq. many years an active magistrate for the West Riding of Yorkshire, died at Campsall in that county, April 4, 1812, in his 74th year.
P. 330. “Alexander Gordon, a Scotchman, of some learning, which he turned to the Study of Antiquities. He published, in 1728, Itinerarium Septentrionale, or a journey through Scotland, with an Account of the Roman and other Antiquities therein, with a great many copper-plates, folio, a work of some value, as every one who endeavours to illustrate his own country is commendably employed. To this he added an Appendix, about 1732, of a few sheets. He published also, Observations on two Egyptian Mummies, in a folio tract, about 1736. He was but in narrow circumstances. For some time he was in partnership with Mr. John Wilcox, bookseller in the Strand. But his education, temper, and manners, did not suit him for a trade. He was after. wards Secretary to the Society for promoting Learning; but, not giving a satisfactory account to the Society of the money he was entrusted with, he was dismissed, and his effects seized on. He then went abroad, 1742; and I believe died there about 1750; for I never heard of him afterwards. He had some learning, some ingenuity, much pride, much deceit, and very little honesty, as every one who knew him, believed. Poverty tempted him to dishonesty; his national character and constitution to pride and ingenuity; and his dependence on the Great to flattery and deceit." "Mr. J. Whiston, MS.
P. 351. Mr. Park, in his elegant edition of the “ Royal and Noble Authors," vol. V. p. 258, has given a specimen of Lord Colerane's lyric productions, taken from “ Academiæ Oxoniensis Comitia Philologica, in Honorem Annæ Pacificæ, 1713." Jn Dyson's History of Tottenham, 1792, 12mo, p. 38, "A Memorandum of Henry Lord Colerane, senior, writ about 1705," contains an attestation that his Lordship had heen careful to preserve all the memorabilia about Tottenham, which had been mentioned by the Rev. William Bedwell (an Oriental scholar, and one of King James's Translators of the Bible) in his Antiquities of the Parish."
P. 374, 1. 9, read, “a son, a husband, a father," &c.
Ibid. l. ult, read, “1. Willianı, is a Captain in the 8th Regiment of Light Dragoons; 2. John, Joint Registrar of the Admiralty Court at Malta; 3. Edward-Hawke Locker, esq." to whom Mr. Coxe, in the Preface to his elegant Life of Mr. Stillingfleet thus expresses his obligations: “On his return from India, hearing that I was occupied in republishing the Works, and sketching the Life of his venerable Relation, he voluntarily tendered his assistance; furnished me with various family anecdotes ; and submitted to my use, all the manuscripts of