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By casing a low shed of rural mould

And then, in terms as moving and as strong, With marble walls, and roof adorn’d with gold30. As clear, as ever fell from angel's tongue,

Who but Eulogius vow is prais'd and known, Besought, reprov'd, exhorted, and condemn'd:The very ignis fatuus of the town?

Eulogius know him, and tho' known, contemn'd, Our ready scholar io a single year

The hermit then assum'd a bolder tone; Could lie, forget, swear, Hatter, and forswear 31. His rage was kindled, and his patience gone. Rough to the tim'rous, timid with the brave, “ Without respect to titles or to place, 'Midst wits a witling, and with knaves a knave. I call thee" (adds he) “miscreant to thy face.

Fame, not contented with her broad high way, My pray’rs drew down Heav'n's bounty on thy Delights, for change, thro' private paths to stray; and in an evil hour my wishes sped. [head, Aud, wand'ring to the herreits distant cell, Ingratitude's black curse thy steps attend, Vouchsafd Eulogius' history to tell.

Monster to God, and faithless to thy friend!" At night a dream confirm'd the hermit more; With all the rage of an insulted man He starter, scream’d, and sweat from ev'ry pore. The courtier call’d his slaves, who swiftly ran; Me dream'd that on his throne th’ Almighty sate Androtion, Geta, seize this aged fool, In th' awful valley of Jehoshaphat 32,

See him well-scourg'd, and send bin back to Where, underneath a spreading cedar's sbade,

school. He'spy'd his friend on beds of roses laid ; Teach the old chronicle, in future times Round him a crowd of threat'ning furies stands, To bear no mem'ry but of poor rogues' crimes.'' With instruments of vengeance in their hands.

The hermit took the chastisement, and weat The judge supreme soon cast a stedfast eye,

Back to Thebaïs full of discontent; (Stern, yet atteinper'd with benignity,)

Saw his once impious rashness more and more, On the rash hermit; who with impious pray'r, And, victim to convinc'd contrition, bore Had been the sponsor of another's care.

With Christian thankfulness the marks he wore. "' Wretch, thou art lost in part, and in the And then on bended knees with tears and sighs whole!

He thus invok'd the Ruler of the skies: Is this the mortgage for thy brother's soul?” “ My late request, All-gracious Pow'r, forgive ! An apoplex of dread Eusebius shook :

And—that yon miscreant may repent, and live, Despairing Judas glar'd in all his look,

Give him that poverty which suits him best, Treinbling he fell before th’ Almighty-throne; And leave disgrace and grief to work the rest." Importunate as Abraham 33 t'attone

So pray'd the hermit, and with reason pray'd. For others' crimes: “O Pow'r Supreme,” said Some plants the sun-shine ask, and some the he,


[bloom “Grant me, once more, th' ungrateful wretch to At night the nure-trees spread, but check their Saspend thy doom till then : on Christian ground At morn, and lose their verdure and perfume. No graceless monster, like my friend, is found." The virtues of most men will only blow,

He spoke, and wak'd aghast : he tore his hair, Like coy auriculas, in Alpine snow
And rent his sack-cloth garments in despair; Transplant them to the equinoctial line,
Walk'd to Constantinople, and inquir'd

Their vigour sickens, and their tints decline, Of all he met; at length the house desir'd Heav'n to its predilected children grants By chance he found, but no admission gain'd; The middle space 'twixt opulence and wants. A Thracian slave the porter's place maintain'd, Meanwhile Eulogius, un-abash'd and gay, (Sworn fue to thread-bare suppliants,) and with Pursu'd his courtly track without dismay : pride

Remorse was hood-wink'd, conscience charm'd His master's presence, nay, his uame, deny'd.

away. There walk'd Eusebius at the dawn of light, Reason the felon of herself was made, There walk'd at noon, and there he walk'd at And Nature's substance hid by Nature's shade! night,

Our tine man, now completed, quickly found In vain. At length, by Providence's care, Congenial friends in Asiatic ground. He found the door unclos'd, nor servants near. Th’advent'rous pilot in a single year He eoter'd, and thro' sev'ral rooms of state Learn'd his state-cock-boat dextrously to steer ; Pass'd gently; in the last Rulogius sate. Versatile, and sharp-piercing like a screw, “ Old man, good morrow," the gay courtier Made good th’old passage, and still forc'd a new: cry'd;

Por, just as int'rest whiihed on his mind, “ God give you grace, my son,” the sire reply'd; He Anatolians left, or Thracians join'd;

Caught ev'ry breeze, and sail'd with ev'ry tide; 30 Sic Orig.

But still was mindful of the lee-ward side: 31 “ Those who are accustomed to gwear of- Still mark'd the pinnacle of fortune's height, ten may sometimes by chance happen to for- And bark'd-to be made turn-spit of the state. swear: as he that indulges his tongue in talking

By other arts he learns the knack to thrive; frequently speaks that which he blusbes for in the most obsequious parasite alive: silence.”

St. Chrysost.

Camelion of the court, and country tov: Again, St. Jerom adds, “Let thy tongue be a

Pays Cesar's tax, but gives the mob their due; stranger to lying and swearing; on the contrary, And makes it, in his conscience, the same thing let the love of truth be so strongly in thee, that To crown a tribune, or behead a king : thou countest whatever thou sayest to be sealed with an oath."

33 This flower was discovered under the snow, 32 Joel, cb.iii, v. 12.

at the feet of some ice-mountains amongst the 33 Gen. ch. xviii, v. 23–33.


All things to all men ;--and (himself to please) Child he had none. His wife with sorrow dy's Assimulates 34 each colour which he sees.

few women can survive the loss of pride. If patriots pay him, wille w-wreaths he bears, Meanwhile the demon, who was absent far, And coats of tilamotte 35 complexion wears ; (Engag'd in no less work than civil war) If statesmen pay him better, a fresh hue Perceiv'd th' approaching wreck; and, in a trice Brightens his garb; more brilliant as more new; Appearing, gave both comfort and advice. Court-turquoise, and indelible of blue.

Great geniuses,” he cry'd, “ must ne'er Thus weather-cocks by ev'ry wind are blown,

despair; And intrest oils a motion, not their own. [call, The wise and brave usurp on Fortune's care! How strangely crowds misplace things, and mis- The un-exhausted funds of human wit Madness in one is liberty in all!

Oft miss one object, and another hit; On less important days, he pass’d his time The man of courts who trusts to one poor bole, In virtuoso-ship, and crambo-rhyme:

Is a low foolish fool 40, and bas no soul: In gaming, jobbing, fiddling, painting, drinking, Disgraces my respected patronage: [age"; And ev'ry art of using time, but thinking. And, gaining Hear'ı, becomes the jest ofca' He gives the dinners of each up-start man, Court-loyalty is a precarious thing: [king, As costly, and luxurious, as he can;

When the king's trump, time-servers serve the Then weds an heiress of suburbian mould, But, when he's out of luck, they shift their sail, Ugly as apes; but well endow'd with gold; And popularity's the fav’rite gale: There Fortune gave bim his full dose of strife, Vain popularity! which fancy shrouds, A scolding woman, and a jealous wife!

Like Juno's shade, in party-colour'd clouds. T'iscrease this lod, some sycophant-report Each man will go a mile to see you crowad Destroy'd his int'iest and good grace at court. With civic wreaths, till Earth and cries resound, At this one stroke the man look'd dead in law: And each man will go two to see you drown'd. His flatt'rers scamper, and his friends withdraw 36. “Whoever hopes in dang'rous times to rise, Some men (as Holy Virit fortelleth right) Must learn to shoot swift Fortune as she flies: llare one wars entrance, but have sev'n ways Capricious phantom! never at a stay; flirlit 37

Just seen, and lost; when nearest, far away! "I peperhia'u the wretch,” says one: another But, to be brief; (and mark my judgment well) Opines 2s in the same language withilii, brother: Your fortunes totter'd, when oid Justin fell; Athird, uith mystic shrug and winking eye, His successor 42, as you and all men know, Suspects him for a dervise and a spy.

Is kind, when friend ; and un-appeas’d, when Pray, sir, the crime?" -The monarch frown'd

foe; -no more,

Some sly court-vermin, wriggling in his ear, The follow's ruilty, and his business o'er 39. Has whisper'd, what predicts your ruin near:

And now (to shorten my disast'rous tale) Then cast thy die of fortune all at once ; Storms of affronts pourd in as thick as hail. Learn to be any thing but dupe or dunce. Lach scheme for safety mischievously sped, Fortune assists the brave. Plunge boldly in; And the drawn sword hung o'er him by a thread. T'attempt, and fail, is a poor sneaking sin.

Hypatius (with pretensions not the worst) 34 Protinus assimulat'tetigit quoscunque co- Affects the throne: be thou to join the first: lores.

Ovid. Met. XV. v. 411. 'Tis not a crime too worldly wise to be ;35 Filamotte (Dryden) is that “ clouded mir. Or (if it is) discharge the crime on me.” ture of crimsoo, yellow, and umber-colours, Thus weak Eulogius, by false greatness aw'd, which are seen in the beginning of winter on a Listen'd- unto th' artificer of fraud: [throne: falling leaf." Filamotte, quasi feüeille morte. The doctrine came not from th' all-righteous Tlius Isabella-colour denotes a certain grave co- When Satan tells a lie, 'tis all his own 43. lour worn by the infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, He spoke, and vanishid. Swift Eulogius fled, arch-dutchess of Austria, &c. 1623. For gride- | And to the emulous of empire sped. line, see the Vision of Death, page 573, note 23. 36 “ A friend cannot be known in prosperity,

40 « A fool in his folly.” and an enemy cannot be bidden in adversity.”

Pror, of Solom. ch. xvii, v. 19. Ecclus, ch.xii. 37 Deut. ch. xxviii, v. 7.

4' The son of Sirach, in opposition to these 36 Opines, i. e. gives his opinion. Mr. Pope,

false and dangercus potions, justly remarks: from the l'rench.

“ Observe the opportunity, and beware of evil: Nunquam, si quid mihi credis,amavi

be not ashamed when it concerneth thy soul,"

Ecclus., v. 20. liuncce bominem. Sed quocecidit sub cri. minu! (uisquam

Isaiah's advice is very noble: “ Fear not the Delator ? Quibus indiciis, quo teste proba- revilings: for the moth shall eat them up as a

reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their vit?

(venit Ni horum. Verbosa, et grandis epistola wool; but my salvation shall be for ever.".

garment, and the worm shall eat them like A Capreis. Bene habet, nil plus inter

Ch. Ji, v. 7,8. rogo. Juven. Sat. X, v. 68.

“I, even I, am he that comforteth yon.

Why shouldst thou be afraid of a man that shall To such sort of worldly connexions may be ap-die, and forgetteth the Lord thy Maker, who pliou the golden saying of St. Chrysostom, stretched forth the Heavens?” Ibid. v. 12, 13.

meur and tuum are almost incompatible 4: Justinian. wonder's

Orat, in Philagon. 43 John, ch. viii, v. 44.

Acre, were it not too long, I might declare Vainly I thought, that, to increase thy store, The motives and successes of the war,

Was to increase Heav'n's manna for the poor. The prowess of the knights, their martial deeds, Man's virtue cannot go beyond it length; Their swords, their shields, their surcoats 44 and God's gifts are still proportioned to our strength. Till Belisarius at a single blow [their steeds: The scripture- idow 46 gives her well-sav'd mite Suppress'd the faction and repell’d the fue. With affluent joy, nor fears to suffer by't : By a quick death the traitors he reliev'd; Whilst Dives' heaps (the barter of bis soul) Condemn’d, if taken; famish’d, if repriev'd. Lie bury'd in some base inglorious hole,

Now see Eulogius (who had all betray'd Or on the wings of pomp and lux'ry fly, Whate'er he knew) in loathsome dungeon laid : Accurst by Heav'n, and dead to charity 47! A pris'ner, first of war, and then of state: The charitable few are chiefly they Rebel and trajtor ask a double fate!

Whom Fortune places in the middle way's; But good Justinian, whose exalted mind

Just rich enough, with economic care, (In spite of what Pirasmus urg'd) inclin'd To save a pittance, aul a piitance spare: To mercy, soon the forfeit-life forgave,

Just poor enough to feel the poor man's moan, And freed it from the shackles of a slave.

Or share those suff'rings which may prove their Then spoke with mild, but in majestic strain,

own!“ Repent and haste thee to Larissa's plain, Great riches, with insinuating art, Or wander thro' tbe world, another Cain.

Debase the man, and petrify the heart. Thy lands and goods shall be the poor inan's lot, Let the false friend, like Satan, be withstood, Or feed the orphans you're so long forgot.” Who wishes us more wealth-to do more good!

Forsaken, helpless, recognised by none, To this great trial some are equal found; Proscrib'd Eulogius left th' unprosp'rous town: Most in th' unnavigable stream are drown'd 49." For succour at a thousand doors he knock'd; He spoke: and, with a flood of tears opprest, Each hcart was harden'd, and each door was Left bis Eulogius to divine the rest. lock'd;

Father," he cry'd, (and with complacence A pilgrim's staff he bore, of humble thorn ;


[child. Pervious to winds his coat, and sadly torn: 6. Heav'n's trials have at length reclaim'd its Shoes he had none: a beggar gave a pair, Omniscience only can our wants fore-know, Who saw feet poorer than his own, and bare. And All-beneficence will best bestow. He drank the stream, on dew-berries he fed, Some few God's bounty on the poor employ: And wildings harsh supply'd the place of bread; There are--whom to promote, is to destroy! Thus homeward urg'd his solitary way;

Rough, thorny, barren, is pale virtue's road; (four years had he been absent to a day.) And poisons are true cures when giv'n by God, Fame thro' Thebais his arrival spread,

Spontaneous I resign, with full accord, Jlalf his old friends reproach'd him, and half | The empty nothings wealth and pow'r afford; Of help and common countenance bereft, (tied: My mind's my all, by Heav'n’s free grace res No creature own'd him, but a dog he left.

stor'd, Compunction touch'd his soul, and, wiser made O Pow'r Supreme! unsearchable thy views! By bitter suff'rings, he resum'd bis trade: Omniscient, or to give, or to refuse! Thank'd Heav'n for want of pow'r and want of Grant me, as I begun, to end my days pelf,

In acts of humble charity and praise; That he had lost the world, and found himself. In thy own paths my journey let me run, Conscience and charity reviv'd their part, And, as in Heav'n, on Earth thy will be done !» And true humility enrich'd the heart, While grace celestial with enlir'ning ray

46 Luke, ch. xxi, v. 2. 2 Cor. ch. viii, v. 12. Beam'd forth, to gild the ev'ning of his day. 47 "God is not honoured with our expending His neighbours mark'd the change, and each that money which is bedewed with the tears of man strove

the oppressed.

St. Chrysost. By slow degrees t applaud him, and to love. 48 The truly charitable man, (who happens ta So Peter, when his tim'rous guilt was o'er, be neither rich nor poor) is well painted by an Emerg'd, and stood twice firmer than before 45. ancient classic. I quote the verses, because I

Eusebius, who had long in silence mouru’d, never saw them quoted : Rejoic'd to hear the prodigal return'd;

Cujus And with the eagerness of feeble age

Vou frontem vertêre mine, sed candida semper Made haste t express his joy, and griefs assuage.

Gaudia, & in vultu curarum ignara voluptas, “ My son," he cry'd,

Non tibi sepositas infelix strangulat arca plate me:

Divitias; avidéve animum dispendia torquent Behold th' unhappy wretch that ruin'd thee; My ill-judg'd pray’rs (in luckless moments sped) | Temperies, &c.

Fænoris expositi census; sed docta fruendi Brought down the curse of riches on thy head. No language can express one single part

49 Hugo, in his excellent treatise De Anima, Of what I felt, and what still racks my heart.

makes the following remark upon greatness and

ainbition : 44 Surcoat, an upper garment of defence. “ The human heart is a small thing, and yet

Dryden. desireth great matters. It is barely sufficient 45 See Luke, ch. xxii, v. 55–62.

for a kite's dinner, and yet the whole world out “ Peter stood more firmly, after he had la- ficeth it not," friented his fall, than before he fell.”

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Thus he maintain'd Almighty Wisdom's cause. He show'd him what to seek and what to shun: The Sun shone forth—The hermit pleas'd with- Harcourt 6 with him the thorny journey run, draws

Companion of his studies; and a friend And Nature wore an aspect of applause. Sincere in youth, and stedfast to the end.

Courts and the world he knew, but not admir'di He travell’d thro' them wisely, and retir'd:

Giving to solitude and hear'ply care MACARIUS; OR, TAE CONFESSOR. Those moments which the worldling cannot spare,

Thus, half a century, bis course be run
Da vocem magno, Pater, ingeniumque dolori.

Of pray'r and praises, daily, like the sun:
Stat. Epiced. Patris.

Happy! who truth invariably pursues,

And well-earn’d fame by better fame renews7!

His books, like friends were chosen, few and

Constantly us'd and truly understood. (good; Ali sober poets with thy bard' agree,

The Sacred Scriptures were his chief delight s; Who sung, “That truth was truest poetry.”- Task of the day, and vision of the night : Alike to me, and the deceas'd, a friend ;

Truth's second sources he with care survey'd, O Hort, to these my pious strains attend. And walk'd with Hermas in the rural shade % Thou knew'st the man; and thy good sense is Cyprian with awful gravity be sought; uch,

And true simplicity Ignatius brought; I dare not say too little or too much.

Lively Minucius did his hours beguile; Under his eye the self same views combin'd Lactantius charm'd with elegance of style: Our studies, and one boroscope conjoin’d. But mostly Chrysostom engag'd his mind : He check'd th’impatient wand'rings of our youth, Great without labour, without art refin'd! And grafted on our fancy facts and truth. Now see his gentie elocution flows, Together we amus'd our youthful prime,

Soft as the flakes of heav'n-descending snows; Days seem'd but hours, and time improv'd on Now see him, like th' impetuous torrent, roll; time:

Pure in his diction, purer io his soul : Mindless of cares, (and how they passid or came) By few men equall'd, and surpass'd by none; Our sports, our labours, and our rest the same 2. A Tully and Demosthenes in one 10! See'st thou yon yews, by pensive nature made

Oxford, in 1667, and rector of St. Aldate's in the For tears, and grief, and melancholy sbade; same university. Created D D. in 1669; electWide o'er the church they spread an awful light, ed Margaret professor in 1676; and consecrated Than day more serious, half-compos'd as night, bishop of Bristol the 12th of June, 1691. All (l'here, where the winding Kennet gently laves which preferments he enjoyed together. Britannia's Lombardy 3 with silver waves ;)

6 Mr. Simon Harcourt, afterwards lord chanThere sleeps Macarius, foe to pomp and pride; cellor Harcourt, offered him a bishopric from Who liv'd contented, and contented dy'd.


many years after the Revolution; but
Say, shall the lamp were Tullia was entomb'd, the favour was declined with grateful acknor.
Burn twice sev'n ages, and be un-consum'd ? ledgments.
And not one verse be sacred to a name

9 “Surely vain are all men by nature, who are Endear'd by virtuous deeds and silent fame? ignorant of God; and could not, out of the good True fame demands not panegyric aid;

things that are seen, know him. That is, nei The fup'ral torch burns brightest in the shade; ther, by considering the works did they acknowa Too fast it blazes, fann'd by public air ;

ledge the work-master.” Thus blossoms fall, before their tree can bear.

Wisd. of Sol. ch. xiii, F. 1. True fare, like porc'lain earth, for years must 8 He employed ten or twelve hours a day in Jay

study, without any interruption, but that of caBury'd, and mix'd with elemental clay. sual sickness for fifty years successively. His

His younger days were not in trifling spent, principal business was in referring every difficult For pious Halls a kind inspection lent:

part of Scripture to those particular passages in

the fathers, and eminent modern divines, who Cowley. See his Davideis.

bad explained them expressly or occasionally, • These eight lines are imitated from a famous • Alluding to a work entituled the Shepherd of passage in Persius, Sat. V, too well known to be Hermas. Hermas was cotemporary with some reprinted. It begins

of the apostles.

10 In order to judge a little of these two asser. Geminos horoscope &c.

tions, be pleased only to read St. Chrysostom's

Homily on the T'en Talents, or his Commentary 3 Berkshire.

on St. Matthew; and his Orations to the People * It is reported that the Chinese beat and mix of Antioch. NEPI ANAPIANTON. thoroughly together the composition that makes See also Ferrarius De Concione Veterum, and porcelain, and then bury it in a deep bed of clay the Eloquence Crétienne of M. Gisbert: the last for an hundred years. See Dr. Donne's Le:ters. of which works was a favourite book with the late See also the Discovery of Hidden Treasure, 4to. lord Somers, and wrought a great effect on his London, 1656, p. 89; (a very scarce and curious future way of thinking. vork, by the famous Gabriel Plattes.)

This anecdote was imparted to me by the -5 Mr. John Hall, master of Pembroke College, late Mr. Elijah Fenton, as matter of fact on biş

own knowledge,

Soinething at cheerful intervals was due Who tread the foolish round their fathers trod To Roman classics, and Athenian too.

And, 'midst life'serrours, bit on death's by-ruad 15. Plato with raptures did his soul inspire;

Midst racking pains 16 his mind was calm and Plotinus fann'd the Academic * fire

ev'n; Then came the Stagyrite ; -whose excellence Patience and cheerfulness to him were giv'n; Beams forth in clearness, brevily, and sense! Patience! the choicest gift on this side Heav'n ! Next, for amusement sake, be turu'd his His strength of parts surviv'd the sev'ntieth year, eyes

And then, like northern fruits, left off to bear;
To them, whom we despoil, and then despise : Nought but a vestal fire such heat contains ;
Fore-most of these, unrivall’d Shakespeare stands; Age seldom boasts so prodigal remains 17.
With Hooker, Raleigh, Chilling worth, and

Some few beyond life's usual date are cast:
Sands 12;

Prime clusters of the grape 18 till winter last.
(For in those days “were giants in our lands!'') To these a sacred preference is giv'n :
Thus, like the bee, he suck'd from ev'ry flow'r, Each shaft is polisb’d, and th’employer Heav'n 1.
And hour surpass'd the predecessor hour.

Jeffr**s (if that were possible) restrain'd Latimer's father is was his type of yore,

His fury, when you mournfully complain'd 21 Little he had, but something for the poor; And Kirk's barbarians, hard as harden'd steel, And oft ou better days the board was spread l'orgot their Lybia, and vouchsaf'd to feel. With wholesome meat and hospitable bread. When crowns were doubtful, and when numPoor in himself, men poorer he reliev'd,

bers steer'd And gave the charities he had receiv'd.

As honour prompted, or self-int'rest veer'd, The midnight-lamp, in crystal case enclos'd, (Times! when the wisest of mankind might err, Beams bright; nor is to winds nor rains ex- And, lost in shadows, wrong or right, prefer ;) pos'd:

The tempter, in a vapour's form 2, arose, A watch-tow'r to the wand'rers of mankind; And o'er bis eyes a dubious twilight throws, Forlorn, belated, and with passions blind , To lead him, puzzling, o'er fallacious ground,

Suborn his passions, and his sense confound: 11 Academic is used in the Horatian sense of Pomp to foretaste, and mitres pre-desery ; the word :

(For mists at once enlarge and multiply ;)

Our hero pausd-and, weighing either side, Atque inter sylvas Academi quærere verum. Took poverty, and conscience for his guide: 12 Edwyn Sandys, archbishop of York, was

For he, who thinks he suffers for his God, one of the first eminent reformers, not only of our

Deserves a pardon, tho' he feels the rod. boly religion, (which almost every person knows)

Yet blam'd be none; (himself in honour clear ;) but of our language (which circumstance few

That were a crime had cost his virtue dear! persons are apprized of). His sermons the time

Thus all he lov'd; and party he had none, when he preached them being duly considered)

Except with charity, and Heav'n alone. may be looked upon as a master-piece of elo

In bis own friends some frailties be allow'd; quence and fine writing. They were chiefly These were too singular, and those too proud. preached between the years 1550 and 1576.

Rare spirit ! in the midst of party-flame, His son George (and here let me be under- To think well-meaning men are half the same! stood to refer chiefly to his Paraphrase on Job) knew the true harmony of the English heroic

Sed nil dulcius est, bene quàm munita tenere couplet long before Denham and Waller took up

Edita doctrinâ sapientûm templa serena, the pen; and preserved that harmony more uni

Despicere unde queas alios, passimque videre formly. Variety perhaps was wanting; which

Errare, atque viam palantes quærere vitæ.

Lucret. L. II, v. 6. Dryden afterwards supplied, but not till he came to the forty-fifth year of his age ; namely, till 15 Wisd. of Sol. ch. i, v. 12. the time he published Aurengzebe.

16 In the last year of his life Macarius was 13 Bishop Hugh Latimer (whom I quote only grievously afflicted with nephritic pains. by memory, not having the original at hand)

Cui vix certaverit ulla says, in one of his sermons preached at St. Paul's Aut tantùm fluere, aut totidein durare per Cross, abont the year " that tho'bis fa


Virg. Georg. 2. ther possessed no more than 40 acres of free land, 18 2 Esdras, ch. xii, v. 42. or thereabouts, yet he had always something to 19 Isaiah xlix, v. 2.

“A polished shaft in the give to the poor, and now and then entertain- quiver of God.” ed bis friends ;-—that he portioned out three 20 When judge Jeffr**s came to Taunton asdaughters, at 51. a piece, and bred up a son at sizes, in the year 1685, to execute his commisthe university; (otherwise adds he,) I should not sion upon the unfortunate people concerned in have had the honour of appearing in this pulpit Monmouth's rebellion, the person here spoken before the king's majesty,

of, being minister of St. Mary Magdalen's church Note, The original edition says 4 acres, which at Taunton, waited on him in private, and remust be an errour of the press, instead of 40 monstrated much against his severities. The acres. Old Latimer lived in good repute about judge listened to him calmly, and with some atthe year 1470, in which year his son Hugh was tention; and, though he had never seen him beborn.

fore, advanced hiin in a few months to a pre" Palantesque homines passim, ac rationis bendal stall in the cathedral church of Bristol. egentes,

21 See Sandys's Paraphrase on Job, where Sa. Pespectare procul. Ovid. Met. tan arises in form of an exhalatioą.


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