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our efteem and veneration, this Prelate is justly entitled to them. To a good conscience he sacrificed every worldly consideration. When he lay upon his death-bed, he was visited by Mr. Needham, formerly one of his Chaplains, who had differed from him in his political conduct. Having given him his benediction mott affectionately, he said, “ You and I have
gone different ways in these late affairs ; but I trust that Heaven's gates « are wide enough to receive us both." Upon Mr. Needham's modett attempt to give an account of his own conduct, his Grace was pleased to reply; " I always took you for an honelt man : What I said concerning oms self was only to let you know, that what I have done I have done in "the integrity of iny heart, indeed in the great integrity of my heart." See his character finely drawn by Mi, Nellon, in “ The Life of Dr. George Bull," p. 354. :
Dr. Jono Pell, the first mathematician of the age in which he lived, and celebrated for his knowledge of ancient and modern languages, was the person who, on Dec. 5, 1661, brougiit into the Upper House of Convoca. tion, the Kalendar reformed by him, with the assistance of Mr. Sancruft.
1.o The Preface is said to be drawn up by Dr. Sanderson, and it should s seem by the style thereof to be his. However nu mention of his being is the author of it is made in the Acts of the Upper Houle of Convocaa vion. It is there only said, 'Die Lun, 2. Decemb. Præfatium five Ex. « ordium Libri Precum fuit Introduct, et Public. Periect.' On Monday o the 2d of December, the Prefacę or Introduction to the Common « Prayer-Book was brought in and read : But it is not laid by whom, " It was referred to a Committee of the Upper House, to conlider of it, se who were Dr. Matthew Wren, Bishop of Ely; Dr. Robert Skinner, « Bishop of Oxon; Dr. Humphrey Henchman, Bishop of Sarum ; and or Dr. George Griffith, Bishop of St. Alaph. On the 13th of that month, " the Acts say, some amendments were made to the Preface." (Dr. Nicholl's Comment on the Common Prayer.) It may be further remarked, that the Prayers " for Ember Weeks," " for the Parliament," " for ali Conditions of Men," were added at the review of the Liturgy in 1661.
m Dr. JOHN WILLIAMS, Bishop of Lincoln, did wonders at his seat of Bugden, with the will of a liberal man, and the wit of a good surveyor : For, in the space of one year, with many hands and good pay, he turned a ruinous thing into a stately manfion. The out-houses were re-edified with convenient beauty, as well for use as uniformity : And the outward courts, which were next them, he caft into fair alleys, and grass-plats. Within doors, the cloister's were the trimnirert part of his reparations : The windows of the square beautified with stories of coloured glafs; the pavement laid smooth and new; and the walls, on every side, hung with pieces of exquisite workmen in limning, collected and provided long before. The like and better was done for the Chapel in all these circumstances, and with as much coft as it was capable of. He loved stirring and walking, which he used two hours or more every day in the open wir, if the Weather ferved ; efpecially if he might go to and fro, where good scents and works of well formed shape were about him. But that this was his innocené recreation, it would amount to an error, that he Mhould bury fo mach money in gardens, arbours, orchards, pools for water-fowls, and for fich of all variety, with a walk raised three foot fron the ground, of about a mile in cainpass, flraded and covered on each side with trees and palas. He that reports this knows best that all the nurseries about Londou fois fair flowers and choice fruits were ransacked to furnish him. Al cinous, if he had lived at Bugden, could not have lived better. Ard all this, take it together, might have stood to become five ages after his repáration. But what is there that appears now or what remains of all this cost did bumuty? all is dissipated, defaced, pluckt to pieces to pay the army; following the rule, which Severus che Emperor gave to his fons Antoninus and Geta, “ locupletate Usilites, cæteros contemnite !" Here's nothing standing of all the Bishop's delights and expense. " Nebuzai-adan, the fervant of the King of Babylon, hath been there," 2 King's, xxv. 8. and made profit of the havoc of the palace, though the buldig would have yiekled more gain to have let it ikood, than to be de. molithud Sec " Binop Hacket's Life of Archbishop Williams," P. II.