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That the college be built after this, or some such manner: That it consist of three fair quadrangular courts, and three large grounds, inclosed with good walls behind them. That the first court be built with a fair cloister; and the professors' lodgings, or rather little houses, four on each side, at some distance from one another, and with little gardens behind them, just after the manner of the Chartreux beyond sea. That the infide of the cloister be lined with a gravel-walk, and that walk with a row of trees; and that in the middle there be a parterre of powers and a fountain.
That the second quadrangle, just behind the first, be so contrived, as to contain these parts : 1. A chapel. 2. A ball, with two long tables on each fide, for the scholars and officers of the house to eat at, and with a pulpit and forms at the end for the pube. lic lectures. 3. A large and pleasant dining room within the hall, for the professors to eat in, and to hold their assemblies and conferences. 4. A public school-house. 5. A library. 6. A gallery to walk in, adorned with the pictures or statues of all the inventors of any thing useful to human life; as printing, guns, America, &c. and of late in anatomy, the circulation of the blood, the milky veins, and such-like discoveries in any art, with short elogies under the portraitures: as likewise the figures of all sorts of creatures, and the stuft skins of as many strange animals as can be gotten. 7. An anatomy-chamber, adorned with keletons and anatomical pictures, and prepared with all conveniences for diffection. 8. A chamber for all manner of drugs, and apothecaries' materials. 9. A mathematical chamber, furnished with all sorts of mathematical Eraments, being an appendix to the library. 10. Lodgings for the chaplain, surgeva, library-keeper, and purveyor, near the chapel, anatomy-chamber, library, and
That the third court be on one side of these, very large, but meanly built, being deligned only for use, and not for beauty too, as the others. That it contain the kitchen, butteries, brew-house, bake-house, dairy, lardry, słables, &c. and especially great laboratories for chemical operations, and lodgings for the under-servants.
That behind the second court be placed the garden, containing all sorts of plants that our foil will bear; and at the end of a little house of pleasure, a lodge for the gardener, and a grove of trees cut out into walks.
That the second inclosed ground be a garden, destined only to the trial of all manner of experiments concerning plants, as their melioration, acceleration, retardation, conferration, composition, transmutation, coloration, or whatsoever else can be produced by art, either for use or curiosity, with a lodge in it for the gardener.
That the third ground be employed in convenient receptacles for all sorts of creatures which the professors shall judge necessary for their more exact search into the nature of animals, and the improvement of their uses to us.
That there be likewise built, in some place of the college where it may serve most for ornament of the whole, a very high tower for observation of celestial bodies
, adorned with all sorts of dials, and such-like curiosities; and that there be very deep vaults made under ground, for experiments most proper to such places, which will be un
Much might be added, but truly I am afraid this is too much already for the charity or generosity of this age to extend to ; and we do not design this after the model of Solomon's house in my Lord Bacon (which is a project for experiments that can dever be experimented), but propose it within such bounds of expence as have often been exceeded by the buildings of private citizens.
doubtedly very many;
OF THE PROFESSORS, SCHOLARS, CHAPLAIN,
AND OTHER OFFICERS.
THAT of the twenty professors four be always travelling beyond seas, and fixteen always resident, unless by permission upon extraordinary occasions; and every one fo absent, leaving a deputy behind him to supply his duties.
That the four profeffors itinerant be affigned to the four parts of the world, Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, there to reside three years at least; and to give a constant account of all things that belong to the learning, and especially natural experimental philosophy, of those parts.
That the expence of all dispatches, and all books, simples, animais, stones, metals, minerals, &c. and all curiosities whatsoever, natural or artificial, sent by them to the college, shall be defrayed out of the treasury, and an additional allowance (above the 1201.) made to them as soon as the college's revenue shall be improved.
That, at their going abroad, they shall take a solemn oath, never to write any thing to the college but what, after very diligent examination, they shall fully believe to be true, and to confefs and recant it as soon as they find themselves in an error.
That the fixteen professors resident shall be bound to Atudy and teach all sorts of natural experimental philosophy, to consist of the mathematics, mechanics, medicine, anadomy, chemistry, the history of animals, plants, minerals, elements, &c.; agriculture, 'architecture, art military, navigation, gardening ; the mysteries of all trades, and improvement of them; the fa&ure of all merchandizes; all natural magic or divination; and briefly all things contained in the catalogue of natural histories annexed to my Lord Bacon's Organon.
That once a day, from Easter till Michaelmas, and twice a week, from Michaelmas to Easter, at the hours in the afternoon most convenient for auditors from London, according to the time of the year, there shall be a lecture read in the hall, upon such parts of natural experimental philosophy, as the professors shall agree on among themTelves, and as each of them shall be able to perform usefully and honourably.
That two of the professors, by daily, weekly, or monthly turns, shall teach the public schools, according to the rules hereafter prescribed.
That all the professors shall be equal in all respects (except precedency, choice of lodging, and fuch-like privileges, which shall belong to seniority in the college); and that all shall be masters and treasurers by annual turns; which two officers, for the time being, shall take place of all the reft, and shall be “ arbitri duarum menfarum.”
That the master thall command all the officers of the college, appoint assemblies er conferences upon occasion, and preside in them with a double voice ; and in his abfence the treasurer, whose bufiness is to receive and disburse all monies by the master's order in writing (if it be an extraordinary), after consent of the other professors.
That all the professors shall sup together in the parlour within the hall every night, and shall dine there twice a week (to wit, Sundays and Thursdays) at two round tables, for the convenience of discourse ; which shall be for the most part of such matters as may improve their studies and professions; and to keep them from falling into loose or unprofitable talk, shall be the duty of the two arbitri menfarum, who may likewise command any of the servant-scholars to read to them what he shall think fit, whilft they are at table: that it shall belong likewise to the said arbitri menfarum only, to invite strangers; which they shall rarely do, unless they be men of learning or great parts, and shall not invite above two at a time to one table, nothing being more vain and unfruitful than numerous meetings of acquaintance.
That the professors resident shall allow the college twenty pounds a year for their diet, whether they continue there all the time or not.
That they shall have once a week an assembly, or conference, concerning the affairs of the college, and the progress of their experimental pluilosophy.
That, if any one find out any thing which he conceives to be of consequence, he sha:] communicate it to the assembly, to be examined, experimented, 'approved, or rejected.
That, if any one be author of an invention that may bring-in proht, the third part of it shall belong to the inventor, and the two other io the society; and besides if the thing be very considerable, his ftatue or picture, with an elogy under it, shall be placed in the gallery, and made a denison of that corporation of famous men.