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To the last Pamphlet Mr. John Mene published " A Reply," which produced
“ A Vindication of the Considerations concerning Common Fields and Inclosures, or a Rejoinder unto that Reply which Mr. Mene hath pretended to make unto those Considerations,” 1656, 4to.
“ Vindication of a Regulated Inclosure, wherein is plainly proved, that Inclosures of Commons in general, and the Inclosure of Catthorpe in particular, are both lawful and laudable.” Joseph Lee, Minister of the Gospel, 1656, 410.
All these Tracts are fully epitomized, by Mr. Nichols, in his Fourth Volume of the History of this County, under the Article of Catthorpe.
“ A Letter from a Freeholder in Leicestershire to a Friend in London, occasioned by Mr. Byrd's appearing as a Candidate for that County, at the next Election of Members of Parliament, 1714-15.”
Poll for the County, 1719_Ditto, 1775, 4to.-Poll for the Town of Leicester, 1775, 8vo.
“ A Brief Relation of a Wonderful Accident, a Dissolution of the Earth in the Forest of Charnwood, about two miles from Loughborough in Leicestershire. Published by two Lovers of Art, J. C. and J. W. 1679.” 4to. in 1 Sheet. Re-printed in the Herleian Miscellany, II. 178.—This was pronounced, by Mr. Nichols, to be an obscene Tract, scarcely worth notice.
“ Plan for a Public Library at Church Langton." By the Rev. Mr. Hanbury of Northampton. Lond. 1760, 8vo.
“ History of the Rise and Progress of the Charitable Foundations at Church Langton, together with the different deeds of trust of that establishment. By the Rev. Mr. Hanbury. London, printed for the Benefit of the Charity, 1767.” 4to.
Dr. Hayes, of Oxford, being reflected on herein, published a Vindi. cation of Himself in a Pamphlet, entitled
“ Anecdotes of the Five Music Meetings on account of the Charitable Foundations at Church Langton, in which many misrepresentations and gross falsehoods, contained in a book, entitled, The history of the above foundations, are fully detected and confuted upon
indubitable evidence; with an Appendix containing several original Letters, with Reinarks, 1768," 8vo.
“ The contents, virtues, and uses of Nevil-Holt Spaw-water further proved, illustrated, and explained from experiments and reason. With some histories of its signal effects in various diseases, collected by several hands. Also rules and directions for its more easy use and greater success. The second Edition, with several emendations and great additions. Lond. 1749," 8vo. with a postscript, printed 1750.
“ The Siege und taking of Leicester, May 1645, by the King's Forces. By G. Miller, 1645,” 4to.
“ The Taking of Leicester, with the Marches of the King's Army since the taking thereof. Colonel Hastings made governor thereof. How they plundered the country; with the Fight between the North
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ampton Horse and the Prince's Foot, 1645.” 4to. Thèse two Tracts are described in Nichol's History of Leicester, Vol. III. Apr. pendix. p. 46.
“ The Memoirs of the Town and County of Leicester, displayed under an Epitome of the Reign of each Sovereign in the English History: containing the Antiquities of each, and the bistorical and biographical Relations at large; to which is added a brief supplementary Ac. count of the present State of Leicestershire. By John Throsby. Leicester." 6 vols. 18mo. 1777.
“ A Great Fight at Market Harborough, in Leicestershire, betwixt the Presbyterians and Independents, &c. London, 1647.” 4to. By Thomas Blague.
“ An exact und true Relation of the wonderful Whirle-wind, on Saturday, June 2, about Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, at Worthington and Worthington Hall, and at_Tongue, and at some other places in the County of Leicester, &c. London, 1660,” 4to.
“ A faithful Account of the lamentable State of a young Man, and his immediate Recovery upon obeying, a Voice, commanding to arise and walk, &c. at Cropston, in Leicestershire, containing the plain Matter of Fact, without reflections, 1706." 8vo.
Major-general Poyntz' Letter to the Speaker, of the storming and taking of all the Works and Stables of Belvoir Castle, &c. 1645." 4to.
Honesty yet to be found, a poem, in praise of Leicestershire. By J. B. printed at Stamford, 1721.” 4to.
The most copious and elaborate Topographical Work that has been published respecting this, or any other county, is
“ The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester. By John Nichols, F. Ś. A. Edinb. and Perth.”
Vol. I, containing, Thc ancient History of the Town of Leicester.
“ Select Views in Leicestershire, from original Drawings; containing Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, Town Views and Ruins, accompanied with descriptive and historical Relations. By J. Throsby, Leicester, 1789.” 4to.
“The Supplementary Volume to the Leicestershire Views; containing a Series of Excursions in the year 1790, to the Villages and Places of Note in the County. By John Throsby. To which are added, in notes, the most valuable Parts of Burton, Nichols, and other antecedent Writers on Leicestershire. London. 1790.” 4to.
" A Walk through Leicester ; being a Guide to Strangers; containing a Description of the Town, and its Environs, with Remarks upon its History, and Antiquities. Leicester. 1804.” 12mo. This rational little volume is from the pen of Miss Watts, a native ot, and resident in, the town,
" A Collection
FC A Collection of the Charters and Directions given for any
roli. gious or other public Use to the Town of Market Harbrough, in the County of Leicester. By Rowland Rowse, 1768.” 8vo.
“ The History and Antiquities of Hinckley, in the County of Leicester; including the Hamlets of Stoke, Dadlington, Wykin, and The Hyde. With a large Appendix, 1782. By John Nichols, F. S. A. Edinb. and Perthi, and Printer to the Society of Antiquaries in London.” 4to. [Bibl. Top. Brit. No. VI.]
“ Collections towards the History and Antiquities of the Town and County of Leicester. By J. Nichols, 1790." 4to. Bibi. Top. Brit.
“ The History and Antiquities of Claybrooke. By the Rev. Aulay Macaulay, M. A. 1791." 8io.
MAPS AND PLANS,
A Plan of Leicester, with a South Prospect, Thomas Roberts, 1741. Survey of Leicestershire, John Whymaņ: four sheets, with a Plan. of Leicester.
Two Views of Dunnington Cliff, on the Trent, 1745. Vivares.
View of the Parish Church of Husband's Bosworth, as damaged by a Storm, July 6, 1755. S. Turner.
Belvoir Castle, North West and South West Prospects of, by Badeslade and Toms, 1731.
Buck engraved, in 1730, Views of Belvoir and Ashby-de-lu-Zouch Castles:-of Olveston and Elvescroft Priories :-and of Grace-Dieu Nunnery.
“ An historical Account of Lincoln and the Cathedral*; with a List of remarkable Occurrences that have happened in Lincoln since the Conquest.” 12mo.
* The county of Lincoln, and its city, have been much slighted by the topographer and antiquary: yet the whole furnishes many interesting and very curious subjects, adapted to the pursuits of each. Many noblemen and gentlemen of the county appear very desirous to promote a general history of this extensive shire; but the laboriousness of the task seems to deter any person, who is properly qualified, from undertaking it. Another great obstacle arises from the conduct of one or two individuals who possess the chief documents and materials, but who have denied to grant the use of them for the public. Under such circumstances we must despair of seeing a complete topographical history of Lincolnshire for the present. A Con. cise HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE City is, however, preparing for the press, and will be published by Mr. Brooke, ot Lincoln.
“ The History and Antiquities of Lincoln Cathedral; containing an exact copy of all the ancient monumental inscriptions there in number 163), as they stood in 1641, most of which were soon after torn up, or otherwise defaced; collected by Robert Sanderson, S. T. P. (afterwards bishop of that church), and compared with, and corrected by, Sir W. Dugdale's MS. Survey. Communicated by Nich. Lambert, L. L. D. Fellow of St. Peter's, Cambridge,” is inserted in Peck's Desid. Cur. ii. b. viii. No. 1. with Notes and Additions by the Editor.
“ An historical Account of the Antiquities in the Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Lincoln; abridged from William of Malmesbury, Matthew Paris, Prince, Sir W. Dugdale, Rapin, Bishop Sanderson, and several other Authors in MS. Compiled to gratity the curious Inspector of this magnificent Pile of Building. Linc. .” 8vo.
A Roman Sudatory, discovered thirteen feet under ground, near the west end of this Cathedral, February 16, 1739, was published by the Society of Antiquaries. Mr. T. Sympson, an officer of the church, gave an account of it in No. 461, p. 855, of the Philosophical Transactions, in a Letter to B. Willis.
“ Statutes and Constitutions for the Government of an Infirmary, or Hospital, to be established at Lincoln, for the sick and lame Poor of that County and City. 1743.” 8vo.
There is scarcely a town in England that has been more illustrated by local historians than Stamford, as is exemplified by the following List of books.
“ The Survey and Antiquities of the Towne of STAMFORD, in the County of Lincolne, with an account of its ancient foundation, grants, priviledges, and several donations thereunto belonging; also a list of the aldermens' names, and the time when they were chosen, with the names of ten lord mayors (of the hon. city of London) borne in the foresaid county of Lincolne: written by Richard Butcher, Gent, sometimes towne-clarke of the same towne. Lond. 1616." 4to.
“ The Survey and Antiquity of the Town of Stamford, in the County of Lincoln. Lond. 1717.” 8vo.
“ Academia tertia Anglicana; or the Antiquarian Annals of Stanford, in Lincoln, Rutland, and Northampton shires; containing the history of the university, monasteries, gilds, churches, chapels, hospitals, and schools there; with memoirs of the lords, niagistrates, founders, benefactors, clergy, and other ancient inhabitants: interspersed with many new and curious particulars touching the Britons, Ro. mans, Saxons, Danes, French, Jews, church-history, parliaments, councils, pleadings, occurrences in the barons' wars, and the wars between the two houses of York and Lancaster; as also the acts and ancestry of divers lord chancellors, knights of the garter and bath, abbots of Peterborough, priors of Durham, bishops of Lincoln, and sundry other famous persons and ancient families; being not only a particular history of Stanford, and several other old towns, but an uncommon series of civis and ecclesiastical affairs under each reign, gathered from the best accounts, print and MS. with a large chro
nological table of contents, and variety of sculpture, in fourteen books. Lond. 1727."
“ An Essay on the Ancient and Present State of Stamford, its situation, erection, dissolution, and re-edification; ancient and present sports, endowments, benefactions, churches, monuments, and other curiosities; monasteries, colleges, schools, and hospitals; and some account of a monastic life; when the inonks first appeared in the world; what orders of them were settled here, and the time of their coming into England. The whole gathered from the best printed accounts, as well as original MSS. particularly the registers of Durbam and Peterborough; the rolls in the Tower, and the Cotton library; old writings belonging to Brown's hospital, the corporation books, Mr. Foster's papers, Stevens's Supplement to Dugdale's Mo, nasticon, and inany other private repositories. Stamford, 1726.” 4to. By F. Howgrave.
“ The new State of the Charity-School at Stamford, in the County of Lincoln. Printed at Stamford. 1728.” 4to.
“ A Discourse concerning the great Benefit of Drayning' and Imbanking, and of Transportation by Water, within the County. Presented to the High Court of Parliament, by J. L. 1641." 4to.
“ The State of the Case concerning the late Earl of Lindsey's drayning the Fennes between Borne, Boston, and Lincoln.”
“ The Case concerning the late Earle of Lindsey's drayuing the Fennes between Borne, Boston, and Lincoln, more tülly stated.” 4to.
“ Sir William Killigrew, his Answer to the Fenne Mens'Objections against the Earle of Lindsey, his drayning in Lincolnshire. Lond. 1649.” 4to.
“ The report of Messrs. Grundy, Edwards, and Smeaton, Engincers, concerning the present ruinous State of the River Witham, and the Navigation thereof. With Proposals and Schenies for restoring and improving the same; and a Plan and Estimates of the Expences,” was printed at Lincoln, 1761. 4to.
Proposals, or Head of a Bill, for restoring and preserving the outfall of the River Witham, of draining the Fens thercof, and of the Navigation thereon. Lincoln. 1769.” 4to.
“ Lamentable News out of Lincolnshire, of the overflowing of Waters breaking from the Seas, which drowned five Villages, &c. Nov. 1613." 1614.
“ A true and impartial Relation of the great Damages done by the late great Tempest, and overflowing of the Tide upon the Coast of Lincolnshire and Norfolk, &c.” 1671.
“ Thunder, haile, and lightning from heaven against certaine covetous persons, inhabitants of Humerston, Lincolnshire, five miles from Grimsby, thought to be a just punishment from God in the behalf of the poore, the 3d of July last, 1610; how the corne was destroyed, the like never heard of in any age, only one man's estate preserved, who gave them reliefe, as it was justified before the knights and justices of the countie, at the sessions held at Lowth, the 10th daye of July; with the lamentable end of John Cornish,