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OF THE

SECOND VOLUME.

Page.
Original Letters of Mr. Warburton (afterwards Bp. of

Gloucester) to Dr. Stukeley, when both were young...1454

The Bp. of Gloucester to Dr. Stukeley.

55—60

Mr. Warburton to Mr. Peter Des Maizeaux .

61-66

- to Mr. (afterwards Dr.) Birch.. 67—145

Dr. Heberden to Mr. Birch......

146

Dr. Robert Taylor to Mr. Birch ..

147

Mr. Peter Des Maizeaux to Mr. Birch..

148–150

Mr. Warburton to Dr. Nathaniel Forster...

151-169

to Rev. Thomas Balguy...

170

Dr. N. Forster and Mr. Birch...

171

Mr. Warburton to Mr. Jortin.

172—188

Shakesperian Correspondence of Mr. Lewis Theobald,
Dr. Thirlby, and Mr. Warburton..

189–647

Mr. Theobald to Martin Folkes, Esq.

618-620

to Mr. Warburton ...

620_630

L. H. to Mr. John Watts (Theobald's Printer)........631—633

Mr. Warburton to Mr. Theobald....

634-653

Mr. Theobald to Mr. Birch....

654

Dr. Akenside to Mr. Birch ...

656

Memoirs of Dr. John Coakley Lettsom.

... 657

James Neild, Esq..

689

Mr. Lewis Theobald .

707

On the Origin and Progress of The Dunciad...

748

Original Letters to Dr. Stukeley.

From Peregrine Marquis of Lindsey. .

769

Edward Lord Harley ....

. ibid.

Daniel Earl of Winchilsea..

769–781, 782

Algernon Earl of Hartford.

.781. 784,

James Earl of Derby ...

..783

Original

...789

Dr. Stukeley to Sir Hans Sloane..

789

From Browne Willis, Esq....

. 796

Joseph Banks, Esq.

. 796

Mr. J. Wasse .

..797

Sir John Clerk...

...797

Mr. J. Harley....

..798

Rev. William Derham...

.799

Rev. Dr. Stephen Hales.

799

Mr. Michael Mattaire......

..799

Rev. Walter Harris ...

.801

Mr. John Horseley....

801

Rev. Edward Vernon..

.802

•Dr. David Hartley .....

804

Rev. Dr. Richard Pococke (Bishop of Ossory).. 806

Orator Henley

808

Mr. Warburton to Dr. Doddridge.

811-837

The Bishop of Gloucester to Sir Eardley Wilmot. ....837

Bp. Newton's Confirmation of a Remark by Dr. Stukeley.... 837

Character of Bp. Warburton by Dr. Cuming.

839

Mr. Edward Cave to Dr. Doddridge..

841

Rev. James Hervey to his Father...

842

to Dr. James Stonhouse..

643

Epitaph at Buxted, on Rev. Edward Clarke ..

Additions and Corrections.....

845-852

. . . .

...844

4

OF THE

LITERATURE

OF THE

EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

ORIGINAL LETTERS OF Mr. (AFTERWARDS BP.)

WARBURTON TO DR. STUKELEY.

LETTER I.

For Dr. STUKELEY, next door to the Duke Powis's

house, in Ormond-street, London *. SIR,

Newarke, August 4, 1722.. My neighbour Mr. Twells of telling me he had promised you some account of the Roman Sepulchral Urns lately dug up here, and my ambition to oblige a gentleman for whose character I have the utmost esteem seconding my friend's entreaties; I bad but one objection to deter me from sending you what I know, or conjecture, of this discovery; and that was, my slender acquaintance with this kind of learning: but, knowing how well able you are to improve upon the most imperfect hints, that remained no longer such. What then I could collect from a transitory view, and very uninforming relation, take as follows. The gentleman, in whose ground they were, discovered them in planting trees next the Foss-road side. There were four in number, lying in a straight line, and at equal distances ;

# This and all the subsequent Letters to Dr. Stukeley are carefully printed from the Originals, communicated by the Rev. J. Fleming St. John, M. A. Prebendary of Worcester. + Who afterwards married Mr. Warburton's sister Elizabeth. Vol. II. B

but,

but, through the knavery of the workmen, who imagined they had found a treasure, and so carelessly and clandestinely dug them up, they were broke into a thousand pieces. I shall only take notice of what was contained in the most remarkable of them. Amidst the burnt bones and ashes, was found a rude mis-shapen lump of brass, about the bigness of a small walnut, half melted down, with a bit of bone, and some of the ashes sticking in the surface of it. At first view I conjectured it to be the Roman Fibula, as presuming the dead were generally burned in their ordinary habit, and am yet of that opinion. The other remarkable was a small brass figure, about an inch and half long, very much the shape of a Legionary Ensign, on which I presume were the Emperor's head, and other usual decorations, but quite defaced by the injury of time. I leave

I leave you to make your inferences from this, of the degree or profession of the owner*.

This adventure may not be inconsiderable, as it tends to a more perfect recovery of that part of the Foss-road that adjoins to us. You know, Sir, the Bishop of Lincoln

t, by Mr. Foxcroft's information, has fixed two stations in Brideford and Collingham fields, on each side us, grounded on the discovery of some coins in those places. But we, methinks, seem to have more than an equal claim to that honour with them, as it is less probable that Urns should be found in any other place, than that Coins should. Besides, the argument will receive no small force from this consideration, that the place where they were dug up is not above half a dozen yards froin what we call the Foss, and on a very superior eminence on the South-west part of this place. If I can be further serviceable to you in any thing, I shall enjoy your commands, who am, Sir,

Your very humble servant, W. WARBURTON. * See Stukeley's “ Itinerarium Curiosum," vol I. p. 104. + Dr. Edmund Gibson, afterwards Bp. of London.

LETTER

LETTER II.

For William STUKELEY, Esq.
VIR SPECTABILIS,

28 Jan. 1728-9. SALVUS sis cum tuâ Podagrâ bene dotatâ, nobis Fortunæ nothis vix concessâ. In Diversorio Camberiano jam dego*. Si malum tuum superbum ferias agat, unum et alterum amicorum tuorum hic invenias. Officium epistolæ et tabularii nostri præstarem, sed nunc Acheronta non fert animus movere. Intelligis. Verbum sat est. Uxorem tuam optimam saluto. Tibi strictè devinctus, Gul. WARBURTON.

LETTER III.
For William STUKELEY, Esq. at Grantham.

DEAR SIR, B. Broughton, Mar. 1728-9. I received the favour of yours of the 21st of the last month some few days ago; and am glad to find, by the agreeable society you invite me to on Friday se’nnight, that your gout has left you free to enjoy that philosophic gaiety and serenity of mind that makes you happier than Eastern Monarchs; or (who I believe you think had a greater share of it) than the wisest Sages of Antiquity ; for we can scarce meet with one of them, whose natural temper an attentive view of the follies of the greater world had not strained and violated : one lamented mankind, another laughed at them, a third railed against them, which was an evident proof that their study of human nature, how refined and delicate soever they had brought it to, had been too dearly purchased, even at the expence of their own quiet, and integrity of temper. Alas! all their boasted study of humanity could never teach them to conquer their passions or disguise their superstition. One of them, you know,

* He had been recently presented, by Sir Robert Sutton, to the Rectory of Brand (or Brent) Broughton.

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