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to obtain only a transcript, very large sums have since been to Mr. John Robinson, the representative of his late la cheerfully given. Thu Museum copy of Langbaine, is in ther, and with whom all the papers of the former partnerOldys's hand-writing, not interleaved, but overflowing with ship were deposited. But Mr. John Robinson has lerminotes, written in a very small hand about the margins, and nated my inquiries, by his civility in promising to comply inserted between the lines : nor may the transcriber pass with them, and his pertinacity in not doing so. He may negligently even its corners, otherwise he is here assured have injured his own interest in not trading with my cithat he will lose some useful date, or the hint of some cu riosity.* It was fortunate for the nation, that George rious reference. The enthusiasm and diligence of Oldys, in Vertue's mass of manuscripls escaped the fate or Oldys's; undertaking a repetition of his first lost labour, proved to be had the possessor proved as indolent, Horace Walpole would infinitely greater than the sense of his unrequited labours. not have been the writer of his most valuable work, and Such is the history of the escapes, the changes, and the we should have lost the . Anecdotes of Painting,' of which fate of a volume, which forms the groundwork of the most Vertue had collected the materials. curious information concerning our elder poets, and to which of a life consumed in such literary activity we should we must still frequently refer.
have known more had the Diaries of Oldys escaped den In this variety of literary arrangements, which we must struction. "One habit of my father's old friend, William consider as single works in a progressive state, or as por Oldys,' says Mr Taylor, ' was that of keeping a diary, and tions of one great work on our modern literary history, it recording in it every day all the events that occurred, and may, perhaps, be justly suspected that Oldys in the delight all his engagements, and the employment of his time. I of perpetual acquisition, impeded the happier labour of unity have seen piles of these books, but know not what became of design, and completeness of purpose. He was not a of them.' 'The existence of such diaries is confirmed by a Tiraboschinor even a Niceron!' He was sometimes sale catalogue of Thomas Davies, the literary bookseller, chilled by neglect, and by vanity and vexation of spirit,' who sold many of the books and some manuscripts of Oliya, else we should not now have to count over a barren list of which appears to have been dispersed in various libranes. manuscript works; masses of literary history, of which the I find Lot 3627, Mr Oldys's Diary, containing several existence is even doubtful.
observations relating to books, characters &c; a single In Kippis's Biographia Britannica, we find frequent re volume, which appears to have separated from ihe " piles' ferences to O. M. Oldys's manuscripts. Mr. John Tay- which Mr Taylor once witnessed. The literary diary of lor, the son of the friend and executor of Oldys, has greatly Oldys would have exhibited the mode of his pursuits, and obliged me with all his recollections of this man of letters; the results of his discoveries. One of these volumes I have whose pursuits, however, were in no manner analogous to fortunately discovered, and a singularity in this writer's his, and whom he could only have known in youth. By feelings throws a new interest over such diurnal records. him I learn, that on the death of Oldys, Dr Kippis, editor Oldys was apt to give utlerance with his pen to his most Biographia Britannica, looked over these manuscripts at secret emotions. Querulous or indignant, his honest kimMr. Taylor's house. He had been directed to this displicity confided to the paper before bit such extemporanecovery by the late Bishop of Dromore, whose active zeal
ous soliloquies, and I have found him hiding in the very was very remarkable in every enterprise to enlarge our lite corners of his manuscripts his . secret sorrows.' rary history. Kippis was one who, in some degree, might A few of these sligni memorials of his feelings will cr. have estimated their literary value; but, employed by com bibit a sort of Silhomette likeness traced by his own hand, mercial men, and negotiating with persons who neither com when at times the pensive man seems to have contemprehended their nature, or affixed any value to them, the plated his own shadow. Oldys would throw down in editor of the Biographia found Oldys's manuscripts an easy verses, whose humility or quaininess indicates their ori purchase for his employer, the late Mr. Cadell; and the gin, or by some pithy adage, or apt quotation, or record. iwenty guineas, perhaps, served to bury their writer! Mr. ing anecdote, his 'self-advice, or his self-regrets! Taylor says, ' The manuscripts of Oldys were not so many Oppressed by a sense of tasks so unprofitable to himself, as might be expected from so indefatigable a writer. They while bis days were often passed in trouble and in prison ; consisted chiefly of short extracts from books, and minutes he breathes a self-reproach in one of these profound reof dates, and were thought worth purchasing by the doctor. Rections of melancholy which so often starile the man of I remember the manuscripts well; though Oldys was not study, who truly discovers that life is too limited to acquire the author, but rather recorder. Such is the statement real knowledge, with the ambition of dispensing it to the and the opinion of a writer, whose effusions are of a gayer world. sort. But the researches of Oldys must not be estimated by this standard: with him a single line was the result of
"I say, who too long in these cobwebs lurks,
Is always whetting tools, but never works." many a day of research, and a leaf of scattered hints would supply more original knowledge than some octavos, In one of the corners of his notebooks I find this curifashioned out by the hasty gilders and varnishers of mo ous but sad reflecuon :dern literature. These discoveries occupy small space to the eye ; but large works are composed out of them.
* Alas! this is but the apron of a fig.loaf-but the curtain of a
cobweb.' This very lot of Oldys's manuscripts was, indeed, so considerable to the judgment of Kippis, that he has described Sometimes he seems to have anticipated the fate of that them as a large and useful body of biographical materials, obscure diligence, which was pursuing discoveries reservleft by Mr. Oldys.' Were these the · Biographical Insti ed for others to use. tutes' Oldys refers to among his manuscripts ? · The late Mr. Malone,' continues Mr. Taylor, ' told me that he had
* He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather
them." seen all Oldys's manuscripts ; so I presume they are in the hands of Cadell and Davies ; Have they met with the
Fond treasurer of these storos, behold thy fate fate of sucked oranges ?--and how much of Malone may Sometimes he checks the eager ardour of his pen,
In Psalm the thirty-ninth, 6, 7, and 8.' we owe to Oldys ?
This information enabled me to trace the manuscripts | minds himself of us repase, in Latin, Italian, and English. of Oldys to Dr. Kippis ; but it cast me among the book
Non vi, sed sæpe codendo. sellers, who do not value manuscripts which no one can
Assai presto si fa quel che si fa bene. print. I discovered, by the late Mr. Davies, that the di
"Some respite heat recororo what we need, rection of that hapless work in our literary history, with its
Discreetly baiting given the journey speed.' whole treasure of manuscripts, had been consigned, by
There was a thoughtless kindness in honest Oldys; and Mr. Cadell, to the late George Robinson: and that the his simplicity of character, as I have observed, was pracsuccessor of Dr. Kippis had been the late Dr. George
tised on by the artful of the ungenerous. We regrei la Gregory. Again I repeat, the history of voluminous works is a melancholy office ; every one concerned with
* I know that not only this loe of Oldsane manuscript, but them no longer can be found! The esteemed relic of
great quantity of original contributions of whole lives, isteod.
ed for the Biograplua Breannica, must lie together, unie Doctor Gregory, with a friendly promptitude, gratified my they have been dostroyed as waste.paper. There bueeraphi. anxious inquiries, and informed me, that She perfectly cal and literary curiosiljes were often supplied by the families recollects a mass of papers, such as I described, being or friends of eminent persons.
Some may, perhaps bara returned, on the deaih of Dr. Gregory, to the house of been reclaimed by their owners. I am informed there we Wilkie and Robinson, in the carly part of the year 1809.' among them an interesting collection of the correspondenre of I applied to this house, who, after some time, referred me
Locke; and I co menuou several lives which were preparcu.
find the following entry concerning the famous collcctor, tory of the Stage and Actors in his own Time, for these James West.
forty or fifty years past, as he told me he had composed, is "I gave above threescore letters of Dr Davenant to his likely to prove, whenever it shall appear, a more perfect
work. I might proceed with many similar gratuitous conson, who was envoy at Frankfort in 1703 to 1708, 10 Mr James West, * with one hundred and fifty more, about
tributions with which he assisted his contemporaries. Christmas, 1746 : but the same fate they found as grain Oldys should have been constituted the reader for the that is sowed in barren ground.'
nation. His comptes rendus of books and manuscripts are
still held precious; but his useful and curious talent had Such is the plaintive record by which Oldys relieved sought the public patronage in vain! From one of his himself of a groan! We may smile at the simplicity of Diaries,' which had escaped destruction, I transcribe some the following narrative, where poor Oldys received manu interesting passages ad verbum. scripts in lieu of money!
The reader is here presented with a minute picture of Old Counsellor Fane, of Colchester, who, in forma | those invisible occupations which pass in the study of a pauperis, deceived me of a good sum of money which be man of letters. There are those who may be surprised, owed me, and not long after set up his chariot, gave me a as well as amused, in discovering how all the business, parcel of manuscripts, and promised me others, which he even to the very disappointments and pleasures of active never gave me, nor any thing else, besides a barrel of life, can be transferred to the silent chamber of a recluse oysters, and a manuscript copy of Randolph's poems, an student; but there are others who will not read without original, as he said, with many additions, being devolved emotion to the secret thoughts of him, who, loving literato him as the author's relation.'
ture with its purest passion, scarcely repines at being deThere was no end to his aids and contributions to every
frauded of his just tame, and leaves his stores for the afauthor or bookseller who applied to him; yet he had rea
ter-age of his more gifted heirs. Thus we open one of son to complain of both while they were using his invalu
Oldys's literary days: able, but not valued, knowledge. Here is one of these
"I was informed this day by Mr Tho. Odell's daughter,
that her father, who was deputy-inspector and licenser of diurnal entries :
the plays, died 24 May, 1749, at his house in Chappel• I lent the tragical lives and deaths of the famous pi street, Westininster, aged 58 years. He was writing a rates, Ward and Dansiker, 410, London, 1612, by Robt. history of the characters he had observed, and conferences Daborn, alias Dabourne, to Mr T. Lediard, when he was he bad had with many eminent persons he knew in his writing his naval History, and he never returned it. See
time. He was a great observator of every thing curious Howel's Letters of them.'
in the conversations of his acquaintance, and his own To another, when his friend T. Hayward was collecting, conversation was a living chronicle of the remarkable infor his · British Muse,' the most exquisite common-places
trigues, adventures, sayings, stories, writings, &c, of many of our old English dramatists, a compilation which inust of the quality, poets and other authors, players, booksel. not be confounded with ordinary ones, Oldys not only
lers, &c, who fourished especially in the present century. assisted in the labour, but drew up a curious introduction, Had been a popular man at elections, and scmetime mas. with a knowlodge and love of the subject which none but ter of the playhouse in Goodman's Fields, but latterly himself possessed. But so littlo were these researches was forced to live reserved and retired by reason of his then understood, that we find Oldys, in a moment of ver debts. He published two or three dramatic pieces, one atious recollection, and in a corner of one of the margins was the Patron, on the story of Lord Romnev. of his Langbaine, accidentally preserving an extraordinary
"Q. of his da. to restore me Eustace Budgell's pacircumstance altending this curious dissertation, Oldys pers, and to get a sight of her father's. having completed this elaborate introduction, the penu Have got the one, and seen the other. rious publisher insisted on leaving out one third part,
"July 31.-Was at Mrs Odell's ; she returned me Mr which happened to be the best matter in it, because he Budgell's papers. Saw some of her husband's papers, would have it contracted into one sheet." Poor Oldys mostly poems in the favour of the ministry, and against never could forget the fate of this elaborate Dissertation on Mr. Pope. One of them, printed by the late Sir Robert all the Collections of English poetry; I am confident that Walpole's encouragemnet, who gave bim ten guineas for I have seen some volume which was formerly Oldys's, and writing, and as much for the expense of printing it; but afterwards Thomas Warton's, in the possession of my in through his advice it was never published, because it telligent friend Mr Douce, in the fly-leaf of which Oldys right hurt his interest with Lord Chesterfield, and some has expressed himself in these words : In my bistorical other noblemen, who favoured Mr Pope for his fine geniand critical review of all the collections of this kind, it us. The tract I liked best of his writings was the history would have made a sheet and a half or two sheets; but of his plav-house in Goodman's Fields. (Remember that they for surdid gain, and to save a little expense in print which was published against that play-house, which I have and paper, you Mr John Campbell to cross it and cramp it, entered in my London Catalogue. Letter to Sir Ricand play the devil with it, till they squeezed it into less com B:ocas, lord mavor, &c, 8vo. 1730.) pas than a sheet. This is a loss which we may never re
Saw nothing of the history of his conversations with incover.
The curious book-knowledge of this singular man genious men; bis characters, tales, jests, and intrigues of of letters, those stores of which he was the fond treasurer,
them, of which no man was better furnished with them. 22 he says with such tenderness for his pursuits, were She thinks she has some papers of these, and promises to always ready to be cast into the forms of a dissertation or Jook them out, and also to inquire after Mr Griffin of the an introduction; and when Morgan published his Collec Jord chamberlain's office, that I may get a search made tion of rare Tracts, the friendly hand of Oldys furnished
about Spencer.' "A Dissertation upon Pamphlets, in a Letter to a Noble So intent was Oldus on these literary researches, that man :' probably the Earl of Oxford, a great literary curi
we see, by the last words of this entry, how in hunting after osity; and in the Harleian Collection he has given a Cata. one sort of game, his undivided zeal kept its eye on another. Lo que Raisonnee of six hundred. When Mrs Cooper
One of his favourite subjects was realizing of original discoattempted · The Muse's Library,' the first essay which
veries respecting Spenser and Shakespeare; of whom, perinfluenced the national taste to return to our deserted haps, to our shame, as it is to our vexation, it may be said poets in our most poetical age, it was Oldys who only that two of our master-poets are those of whom we know could have enabled this lady to perform that task so well.
the least! Oldys once flattered himself that he should be When Curl, the publisher, to help out one of his hasty com
able to have given the world a life of Shakespeare. Mr pilations, a' History of the Stage,' repaired, like all the John Taylor informs me, that Oldvs had contracted to world, to Oldys, whose kindness could not resist the importu-supply ten years of the life of Shakespeare unknown to the dity of this busy publisher, be gave him a life of Nell Gwyn; biographers, with one Walker, a book seller in the Strand while at the same moinent Oldys could not avoid noticing, and as Oldys did not live to fulhil the engagement, my father in one of his usual entries, an intended work on the stage,
was obliged to return to Walker twenty yuineas which he which we seem never to have had, Dick Leveridge's His
had advanced on the work.' That interesting narrative is
now hopeless for us. Yet, by the solemn contract into which This collection, and probably the uther letters, have come
Oldys had entered, and from his strict integrity, it might indown to us, no doubt, with the inanuscripts of this collector, marehased for the British Museum. The correspondence of
duce one to suspect that he had made positive discoveries Dr Davmpant, the political writer, with his son, the eavoy,
which are now irrecoverable. turni en mis perpetualtopic, his song and his owii advance We may observe the manner of his anxious inquiries moat ta the state.
* Ask Sir Peter Thompson if it were improper to try if There remains to be told an anecdote, which shows that Lord Effingham Howard' would procure the pedigrees in Pope greatly regarded our literary antiquary. Oldys,' the Heralds' office, to be seen for Edward Spenser's pâ says my friend, I was one of the librarians of the Earl of rentage or family ? or how he was related to Sir John Spen- Oxford, and he used to tell a story of the credit which he ger of Althorpe, in Northamptonshire ? to three of whose obtained as a scholar, by setung Pope right in a Lain daughters, who all married nobility, Spenser dedicates three quotation, which he made at the earl's iable. He did not, of his poems,
however, as I remember, boast of having been admitted ..Of Mr Vertue, to examine Stowe's memorandum-book. as a guest at the table, but as happening to be in the rooru.' Look more carefully for the year when Spenser's monu Why might not Oldys, however, have been seated, at ment was raised, or between which years the entry stands leasi, below the salt! It would do no honour to enhor -1623 and 1626.
party to suppose that Oldys stood among the menials. "Sir Clement Cottrell's book about Spenser.
The truth is, ihere appears to bave existed a confidential "Cape Power, to know if he has beard from Capt. Spen intercourse between Pope and Oldys; and of this I shall ser about my letter of inquiries relating to Edward Spenser. give a remarkable proof. In those fragments of Oldvs
. Of Whiston, to examine if my remarks on Spenser are preserved as additional anecdotes of Shakespeare,' in complete as to the press.-Yes.
Steevens' and Malone's editions, Oldys mentions a story Remember when I see Mr W. Thomson, to inquire of Davenant, which he adds, Mr. Pope told me at the whether he has printed in any of his works any character of Earl of Oxford's table! And further relates a conversaour old poets than those of Spenser and Shakespeare;* tion which passed between them. Nor is this all; for in and to get the liberty of a visit at Kentish Town, to see bis Oidys's Langbaine he put down this meinorandum in the Collection of Robert Green's Works, in about four large vo article of Shakespeure- Remember what I observed to lumes in quato. He commonly published a pamphlet every
my Lord Oxford for Mr. Pope's use out of Cowley's preterm, as his acquaintance Tom Nash informs us.' face.' Malone appears to have discovered this observa.
Two or three other memoranda may excite a smile at his tion of Cowley's, which is curious enough and very unpeculiar habits of study, and unceasing vigilance to draw
gratesul to that commentator's ideas; it is 'to prune and from original sources of information.
lop away the old withered branches' in the new editions of • Dryden's dream at Lord Exeter's, at Burleigh, while he Shakespeare and other ancient poe's! Pope adopted,' was translating Virgil, as Signior Verrio, then painting says Malone,' this very unwarrantable idea; Oldys wax there, related it to the Yorkshire painter, of whom I had il, the person who suggested to Pope the singular course he lies in the parchment book in quarto, designed for his life.' pursued in his edition of Shakespeare' Without touch. At a subsequent period Oldys inseris, .Now entered
ing on the felicity or the danger of this new system of re. therein.' Malone quotes this very memorandum, which
publishing Shakespeare, one may say that if many pashe discovered in Oldys' Langbaine, to show that Dryden
sages were struck out, Shakespeare would not be injured, had some confidence in Oneirocriticism, and supposed that
for many of them were never composed by thai greai bari! future events were sometimes prognosticated by dreams.
There not only existed a literary intimacy betweer Oidys Malone adds, 'Where either the loose prophetic leaf, or the
and Pope, but our poet adopting his suggestions on so inparchment book now is, I kuow not.'t
portant an occasion, evinces how highly he estecmed hix Unquestionably we have incurred a great loss of Oldys's udgment; and unguestionably Pope had often ben de collection for Dryden's life, which were very extensive ;
lighted by Oldys with the history of his predecessors, and such a mass of literary history cannot have perished un
the curiosities of English poetry. less by accident; and I suspect that many of Oldys's
I have now introduced the reader to Oldys sitting manuscripts are in the possession of individuals who are
amidst his 'poetical bays' his 'parchment biographical not acquainted with lvis hand-writing, which may be easily budgets, his catalogues,' and his diaries,' ofien seme
ing a solitary groan, or active in some fresh inquiry. Such
is iho Silhouette of inis prodigy of literary curiosite! • To search ihe old papers in one of my large deal boxes The very existence of Oldvs's manuscripts continues 19 for Dryden's letter of thanks to my father, for some com be of an ambiguous nature, referred to, quoted, and trad. munication relating 10 Plutarch, while they and others
scribed, we can but seldom turn to the originals. These were publishing a translation of Plutarch's Lives, in five volumes, 8vo. 1683. It is copied in the yellow book for
masses of curious knowledge, dispersed or lost, have en
riched an after-race, who have often picked up the spoil Dryden's Life, in which there are about 150 transcriptions
and claimed the victory, but it was Ollys who had fought in prose and verse, relating to the life, character, and the balle! writings of Mr. Dryden.'-'s England's Remembrancer
Oldys afiords one more example how life is often closed extracted out of my obit. (obituary) into my remarks on amidst discoveries and acquisitions. The literary ant him in the poetical bag?
when he has attempted to embody his multiple My extracis in the parchment budget about Denbam's
inquiries, and to finish his scattered designs, has found seat and family in Surrev.'
that the labor absque labore, the labour void of labour,' ss My white vellum pocket-book, bordered with gold, for
the inscription on the library of Florence finely describes the exiracts from “ Groans of Great Brilain" about Butler.'
the researches of literature, has dissolved his days in the See my account of the great yews in Tankersley's voluptuousness of his curiosity; and that too often, like park while Sir R. Fanshaw was prisoner in the lodge the hunter in the heat of the chase, while he disdained there; especially Talbot's yew, which a man ou horse
the prey which lay before him, he was sull stretching 0back might turn about in, in my botanical budget.'
wards to catch the fugitive! * This Donald Lupton I have mentioned in my catalogue of all the books and pamphlets relative to London in folio,
Transvolat in medio posila, et fugientia caplat. begun anno 1740, and which I have now, 1746, entered At the close of every century, in this growing world of between 300 and 400 articles, besides remarks, &-c. Now, books, may an Oldys be the reader for the nation! Should in June, 1748, between 400 and 500 articles. Now, in he be endowed with a philosophical spirit, and combine the October, 1750, six hundred and thirty-six.'*
genius of his own times with that of the preceding, ho
will hold in his hand the chain of human thoughts, and, *William TŁompson, the poet of Sickness,' and other like another Bayle, become the historian of the human poems; a warm lover of elder bards, and no vulgar imitator mind! or Spenser. He was the reviver of Bishop Hall's Satirea, in
useful work of ten years of attention given to it! The anti1753, by an edition which had been more fortunate if conduct.
quary Gough alludes to it with hin urvai discerument. Among ed by his friend Oldys, for the text is unfaithful, though the
these titles of books and pamphlets about London are foany edition followed was one borrowed from Lord Oxford's library,
purely historical, and many of too low a kind to rank under probably by the aid of Oldys.
the head of topograplay and history.' Thus the design of + Malone's Life of Dryden, p. 420.
Oldys in forming this elaborato collection, je condemned luy This is one of Oldys's manuscripts ; a thick folio of titles, trying it by the limited object of the topographer's view. Thin which has been made to do its duty, with small thanks from catalogue remains a dialderatum. were it printed entire ar rol. those who did not care to praise the service which they de lected by Oldys, not merely for the topography of the metrorived from it. It passed from Dr Berkenhout to George Stee
polis, but for its relation to its mariners, duruesuc anually vens, who lent it to Gough. It was sold for five guineas. The
events, and persons connected with its history,
CONTENTS OF THE SECOND SERIES.
Page Modern Literature-Bayle's Critical Dictionary, 227 The Italian Historians,
314 Characteristics of Bayle, 228 of Palaces built by Ministers,
316 Cicero viewed as a Collector, 230 • Taxation no Tyranny,'
318 The History of the Caraccis,
320 An English Academy of Literature, 233 The History of the Skeleton of Death,
324 The Origin of Dante's Inferno,
325 Of a History of Events which have not happened, 238 The Dictionary of Trevoux,
327 Of False Political Reports,
328 or Suppressors and Dilapidators of Manuscripts, 242 Political Religionism,'
S30 Parodies, 245 Toleration,
331 Anecdotes of the Fairfax Family, 247 Apology for the Parisian Massacre,
334 Medicine and Morals, 248 Prediction,
335 Psalm-Singing, 250 Dreams at the Dawn of Philosophy,
340 On the Ridiculous Titles assumed by the Italian On Puck the Commentator,
344 Academies, 252 Literary Forgeries,
346 On the Hero 'or Hudibras; Butler Vindicated, 255 On Literary Filchers,
349 Shenstone's School Mistress,
Of Lord Bacon at Home,
350 Ben Jonson on Translation,
257 Secret History of the Death of Queen Elizabeth, 352 The Loves of "The Lady Árabella, 257 James the First, as a Father and Husband,
354 Domestic History of Sir Edward Coke, 262 The Man of One Book,
355 Of Coke's Style and his Conduct, 265 A Bibliognoste,
356 Secret History of Authors who have ruined their Secret History of an Elective Monarchy-A PoliBooksellers, 265 tical Sketch,
357 Local Descriptions,
269 Buildings in the Metropolis, and Residence in the Masques, 270 Country, ·
361 Of Des Maizeaux, and the Secret History of Antho Royal Proclamations,
364 ny Collin's Manuscripts, 272 True Sources of Secret History,
366 History of New Words, 275 Literary Residences,
369 The Philosophy of Proverbs, 277 Whether allowable to Ruin oneself,
371 Confusion of Words, 285 Discoveries of Secluded Men,
373 Political Nick-Names, 290 Sentimental Biography,
374 The Domestic Life of a Poet-Shenstone vindica
292 The Pearl Bibles and Six Thousand Errata, 378 Secret History of the Building of Blenheim, 295 View of a Particular Period of the State of Reli. Secret History of Sir Walter Rawleigh, 297 gion in our Civil Wars,
i 379 An Authentic Narrative of the last hours of Sir of Buckingham's Political Coquetry with the PuriWalter Rawleigh, 301
382 Literary Unions, ---Secret History of Rawleigh's Sir Edward Coke's exceptions against the High History of the World and Vasari's Lives, 302 Sheriff's Oath,
383 Of a Biography Painted,
304 Secret History of Charles the First, and his First Cause and Pretext, 305 Parliaments,
383 Poliucal Forgeries and Fictions, 306 The Rump,
392 Espression of Suppressed Opinion,
307 Life and Habits of a Literary Antiquary--Oldys Auiographs,
310 and his MSS, The History of Writing-Masters, :