« AnteriorContinuar »
THE WORKS OF DR. ROBERT SANDERSON.
I. « LOGICÆ ARTIS COMPENDIUM. Oxon. 1615." --Svo.
II. “ PHYSICÆ SCIENTIÆ COMPENDIUM, a Roberto SANDERSON, Coll. Lincoln. in almâ Oxoniensi oliin socio, &c. ante multos annos Lucis usure destinatum, nunc vero ex authentico Manuscripto primo Impressum. Oxoniæ, 1671."
III. SERMONS. “ Dr. Sanderson's XII. Sermons, 1632.” 4t0.-—" Dr. Sanderson's Sermons, (including the twelve before printed) 1664.” Folio.-"Ditto, with his Life by Isaac Walton, 1689." Folio.
IV. “NINE CASES of CONSCIENCE DETERMINED, 1678, 1685.” 8v0.-Several of these were printed separately. Two in 1658 (not in 1628, as Wood atlerts). Three more in 1667. Another in 1674, and one in 1678. .
The last of these Nine Cases is “Of the Use of the Liturgy;” the very fame tract which was published by Isaac Walton in his “Life of Dr. Sanderson, 1678,” under the title of “ Bishop Sanderson's Judgment concerning Submislion to Usurpers.” In this tract is given a full account of the manner in which Dr. Sanderson conducted himself, in performing the service of the church, in the times of the Usurpation.
V. “DE JURAMENTI PROMISSORII OBLIGATIONE PRÆLECTIONES SEPTEM: HABITÆ in SCHOLA THEOLOGI CA OXONII, Termino Michaelis, anno Dom. MDCXLVI. a Roberto SandERSON. Præmissà Oratione ab eodem habitâ cum publicam Professionem auspicaretur, 26 October, 1646. Lond. 1647."
These Lectures were translated into the English language by Charles I. during his confinement in the Isle of Wight, and printed at London, in 1655.-8vo.
VI. “ DE OBLIGATIONE CONSCIENTIÆ PRÆLECTIONES DECEM OXONII in SCHOLÀ THEOLOGICÂ HABITÆ, anno Dom. MDCXLVII. An English translation of the “ Prelections on the Nature and Obligation of Promillory Oaths and of Conscience” was published in 3 vol. 8vo, London, 1722.
VII. “ CENŠURE of Mr. ANTON. ASCHAM his BOOK of the CONFUSIONS and REVOLUTIONS of GOVERNMENT. London, 1649."-8vo. Of Anthony Ascham, who was appointed by the Rump Parliament their agent, or resident in the Court of Spain, in 1649, and who was killed in his apartments, at Madrid, by some English Royalists, fee " Wood's Ath. Ox.” Vol. II. col. 385. .
VIII. « EPISVIII. “ EPISCOPACY (as established by Law in England) NOT PREJUDICIAL to REGAL POWER. Written in the Time of the Long Parliament, by the special Command of the late King. London, 1673." XIII.“ PROPHECIES concerning the RETURN of POPERY,"inserted in a book entitled • Fair Warning: The second Part. London, 1663. This volume containing also several exiracts from the Writings of Archbishop Whitgift, and Nir. Richard Hooker, was published with a view to oppose the Sectaries, who were said to be opening a door at which Popery would certainly enter.
IX. “ DISCOURSE CONCERNING the CHURCH, in THESE PARTICULARS: First, concerning the Visibility of the true Church: Secondly, concerning the Church of Rome. London, 1688.” Published by Dr. W. Asheton, of Brazen-nose College, Oxford, from a MS. communicated to him by Mr. John Pullen, the Bishop's domestic chaplain.
X. 1.“ BISHOP SANDERSON'S JUDGMENT concerning SUBMISSION to USURPERS.” 2. “PAX ECCLESIÆ.” 3.“ BISHOP SANDERSON'S JUDGMENT in ONE VIEW for the SETTLEMENT of the CHURCH.” This tract is written by way of question and answer. Anthony Wood tells us, that the questions were formed by the publisher, and that the answers were made up of scraps, without any alteration, taken out of the prefaces and fermons of the Bishop. 4.“REASONS of the present JUDGMENT of the UNIVERSITY of OXFORD, concerning the SOLEMN LEAGUE and COVENANT, the NEGATIVE OATH, the ORDINANCES concerning DISCIPLINE and WORSHIP. London, 1678." These tracts are annexed to “ Ifaac Walton's Life of Dr. Sanderson.” 1678.
XI. A large « PREFACE” to a book written at the command of Charles I. by Archbishop Usher, and published by Dr. Sanderson, entitled “The POWER communicated by GOD to the PRINCE, and the OBEDIENCE required of the SUBJECT. London, 1661."-410. A fecord corrected edition of this work was published in 8vo, 1683. See “ Kennet's Register,” p. 347.
XII. “ A PREFATORY DISCOURSE” prefixed to a' collection of Treatises, entitled "CLAVI TRABALES, or NAILES faftened by some great MASTERS of ASSEMBLYES, concerning the KING's SUPREMACY and CHURCH GOVERNMENT under BISHOPS; the particulars of which are as followeth:
1. Two Speeches of the late Lord Primate Usher's. The one of the King's Supremacy; the other of the Duty of Subjects to supply the King's Necessities.
62. His Judgment and Practice in point of Loyalty, Episcopacy, Liturgy, and Constitutions of the Church of England.
63. Mr. Hooker's Judgment of the King's Power in Matters of Religion, Advancement of Bishops, &c.
*4. Bishop Andrews of Church Government, &c.; both confirmed and enlarged by the faid Primate.
5. A Letter of Dr. Hadrianus Saravia, of the like subjects. Unto which is added a Sermon of Regal Power, and the Novelty of the Doctrine of Resistance. Published by Nicholas Bernard, Doctor of Divinity, and Rector of Whitchurch in Shropshire.
Si totus orbis adversus me conjuraret, ut quidquam molirer adversus regiam Majeftatem, ego tamen Deum timerem, et ordinatum ab eo Regem offendere temere non auderem. Bern. Ep. I. 70. ad Ludovicum Regem, an. 1 130. London, 1661,
The Preface, written by Dr. Sanderson, is dated “ London, Aug. 10,1661," and subscribed « The unworthy servant of Jesus Christ, Ro. LINCOLN.” .
XIII. “ PRO
XIV. « The PREFACE to the BOOK of COMMON PRAYER," beginning with these words; “ It hath been the wisdom of the church"
XV. “ETTINOMIE, feu EXPLANATIO JURAMENTI,” &c. inserted in the "Excerpta e Corpore Statutorum Univ. Oxonienfis,' p. 194. It was written to explain the Oath of Obligation to observe the penal Statutes. ...
XVI.“ ARTICLES of VISITATION and ENQUIRY concerning MATTERS ECCLESIASTICAL, exhibited to the Ministers, Churchwardens, and Sidemen of every Parish within the Diocese of Lincoln, in the first episcopal Visitation of the Right Rev. Father in God, ROBERT, by Divine Providence, Lord Bishop of Lincoln; with the Oath to be administered to the Churchwardens, and the Bishop's Admonition to them. London, 1662."-4to. Sce an account of this excellent tract in “ Kennet's Register,” p. 727
XVII. Mr. Peck, in the · Desiderata Curiosa,' Vol. II. has inserted “ The HISTORY and ANTIQUITIES of the CATHEDRAL CHURCH of the Blessed Virgin St. MARY, at LINCOLN; containing an exact Copy of all the 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 Lord Bishop of that Church, and compared with and corrected by Sir William DUGDALE's MS. Survey.”
Dr. White Kennet, Bishop of Peterborough, had in his poffeffion the copies of two letters transcribed from the originals that were in the hands of Bishop Barlow. 1. Superscribed “ For Mr. Thomas Barlow, at the Library in Oxon," and subscribed " Your very loving friend and servant, ROBERT SANDERSON," dated “ Botheby Pagnell, Sept. 28, 1656," importuning Dr. Barlow, “ to undertake the managing that dispute in the question of great importance upon the ancient landmarks, by Dr. Jeremy Taylor; so unhappily (and so unseasonably too) endeavoured to be removed in the doctrine of original sin.” . 2. Another letter of Dr. Sanderfon to Dr. Barlow, at Queen's College, dated “Botheby Pagnell, Sept. 17, 1657," expressing himself, “That Dr. Taylor is so peremptory and pertinacious of his errors, as not to hearken to the sober advices of his grave, reverend, and learned friends, amidst the distractions of these times,” &c. See “ Kennet's Register,” p. 633..
The treatise here alluded to is entitled “ Unum Necessarium, or the Doctrine and Practice of Repentance, describing the Necellity and Measures of a strict, holy, and a Christian Life, and rescued from popular errors. By Jer. TAYLOR, D.D.” In the sixth chapter of this treatise the author discusses the subject of original sin otherwise than it is commonly explained in the Church of England; whose ninth article affirms, that “ the natural propensity to evil, and the perpetual lusting of the flesh against the spirit, deserves the anger of God and damnation." See also another tract inserted in Taylor's Polemical and Moral Discourses, under the title 322
of “ Deus Justificatus; or a Vindication of the Glory of the Divine Attributes in the Question of original Sin, in a Letter to a Person of Quality.”
It is foreign to my purpose to examine this subject of controversy. What Dr. Jeremy Taylor has advanced upon the question proceeded from the best motives, according to his own motto,—“Nihil opinionis gratiâ, omnia conscientiæ faciam.”
Dr. Sanderson and Dr. Hammond were jointly concerned in a work entitled “ A PACIFIC DISCOURSE of GOD's GRACE and DECREES,” and published by the latter in 1660.
It would be improper not to observe, that in the preface to the Polyglott Bible, printed at London in 1657, Dr. Bryan Walton has classed Dr. Sanderson among those of his much honoured friends who affifted him in that noble work.
Page 62, line 5, his beloved London.] When it is recollected how much Dr. Donne was attached to London, we are surprised to find that in one of his letters he speaks of plaguy London. Let it be remarked, that this word had not at that time a burlesque sense. Donne, in one of his elegies, has “ Death's plaguy jaws;" i. e. affected with the plague.
Page 65, line 11, Dr. Gataker.] Mr. Walton tells us, that Dr. Donne was chosen preacher to the Society of Lincoln's Inn, upon the removal of Mr. Thomas Gataker. But this is a mistake: for Mr. Gataker, who is improperly styled Doctor, having never taken any degree but that of Bachelor of Divinity, left Lincoln's Inn for the rectory of Rotherhithe in Surrey, in 1611; six years before Dr. Donne was chosen there.
Page 94, line 5, that glass.] “ In the account of churchwardens of St. Helens, in Abington, Berks, IVd. was paid for an hourglass for the pulpit, 1591. Archæolog. Vol. I. p. 22. There is scarcely perhaps an earlier mention of this implement. It was used at Paul's Cross in 1616; for in a painting of that and the church of that date, now in the library of the Society of Antiquarians of London, I observed an hourglass near the preacher; and the custom continued till after the Restoration; for a very fine one which cost XVIII shillings, was brought from Holland to Lynn in Norfolk. Blomefield's History, Vol. IV. p. 131. The iron frames in which they stood are sometimes. still seen near pulpits.” (Sir John Cullum's Hift. and Antiq. of Haxsed, p. 34.)
Page 116.] A satirical poem, called “ A Scourge for Paper Persecutors, by I. D. 1625,” 4to, has been attributed to Dr. Donne. It was written by John Davies of Hereford, and is printed in his “Scourge of Folly,” 8vo, which is not inserted by Wood among the works of Davies. See “ Wood's Ath. Ox.” Vol. I. col. 444.
Dr. Donne is esteemed the author of a Latin epitaph, inscribed on a monument erected in the church of Hansted in Suffolk, to the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Drury, eldest daughter of Sir Robert Drury, Knight, who died in 1610, in the 15th year of her age. She was the heiress of an immense fortune, and is said to have been destined for the consort of Henry Prince of Wales. The Lines by Dr. Donne, inserted in “ The Spectator,” No. 41, and affirmed to allude to his mistress, were really written on this lady, the innocent and lovely daughter of his friend. Tradition reports, that she died of a box on the ear, which her father gave her. This conceit rose probably from her being represented on her monument as reclining her head on one hand, just as the story of Lord Russel's daughter dying of a prick of her