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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
GIF I OF
30 JUNE 1915
Fuit olim usitatum statuere claris hominibus ex marmore aut ex ære statuas,
testes diu futuras magnorum in Remp. meritorum ; et simul eorum dicta factuque posteris proderc, ut cùm has imagines intuerentur, animum et men
tem ipsâ præstantium hominum cogitatione confirmarent, certarent cum illis probitate et industriâ, nequc priùs conquiescerent quàm virtute famam illorum ac gloriam adæquavissent.
(Vit. Budæi, Præf.)
Ce commerce, que nous croïons entretenir avec ceux qui ne sont plus, nous inspire naturellement le desir d'en établir un scmblable avec la posterité.
JOHN LOW THER, Esq.
REPRESENTATIVE IN PARLIAMENT
FOR THE COUNTY OF
AS A TRIBUTE OF GRATITUDE DUE
FOR THE VALUE OF HIS COMMUNICATIONS,
THAN FOR THE COURTESY
WITH WHICH THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED,
OF THE COLLECTIVE WORKS
OF HIS EXCELLENT AND VENERABLE RELATIVE
WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT,
BY HIS OBLIGED AND OBEDIENT SERVANT,
Hunmanby, Feb. 28, 1820.
u e subjoined collection, in addition to the various productions published by the late Dr. Zouch, or printed for a limited private circulation, contains several pieces left by him in manu. script, which he had obviously intended, and in some instances "nearly prepared, for the press. With respect to the first class, the impressions were in general unusually small, and of those, the number remaining unsold after a certain interval had been regularly withdrawn from the booksellers; so that copies of them are at present seldom to be found, out of the hands of his surviving friends or of their representatives. Hence it was cone cluded, that they would form an acceptable combination with the new matter. From this list, however, must be excepted his · Walton's Lives' (of which a third edition has recently made it's appearance, with that Author's · Love and Truth' appended) and his Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Sir Philip Sidney:
Of the two unpublished tracts ( the Life and Character of John Lord Viscount Lonsdale,' and the Memoir of the Life of Dean Sudbury') of which a few copies had been printed for the gratification of private friendship, the first was compiled in conjunction with his nephew, the present Earl of Lonsdale, who drew up a great part of it, and is now with that nobleman's concurrence given to the world. Worthy of such biographers was he, who in conformity to his own maxim, * when no hopes remained of a change of behaviour in James II. and his Council, from his fears of the united efforts of popery and tyranny joined with other great and good men in soliciting the assistance of William Prince of Orange, and became a member of the Convention summoned at that critical period. The subject of the latter work was, for his judicious beneficence, thought not unworthy of being celebrated in Greek verse. Attached to Joshua Barnes' Aulico-Catoptron, sive Estheræ Historia, is an Eυχαρις ηριον, ειτ' Bν Των της εμης Εσθηρος φιλων Καταλογος και Μνημοσυνον, in which he includes
He, who builds his greatness and his fortune by flattering and serving a Prince in his vices or designs of tyranny, is a traitor to God, to his Prince, and to his Country, and ought to be treated as such.” Such was the language of those, to whose virtuous exertions we owe the establishing of the House of Brunswick upon the throne of Great Britain.
Συδβυριον τε μεγαν τον Δανελμηα Δεκανον, ,
αργυρεοιο κυπελλ. . Dr. Sudbury however, as well as Sir George Wheler, appears to have been selected by Dr. Zouch as a subject of biography, on account of his connexion with the Church of Durham.
For several corrections of this Memoir, furnished through the hands of Mr. Ingram with the most obliging kindness by Sir Cuthbert Sharp, who has lately had occasion to examine several of the MSS. of the Episcopal Library of that city, I beg leave
Pp. 169, 170. The above quotation I owe to another still more learned Grecian, -κλυτον ενoμ' αει φιλον Εμμανιηλι.
Of this Society, to which Drs. Sudbury, Barnes, and Parr have successively belonged, it is observed in a note at the beginning of Dr. Zouch's Memoir, that • Puritanism was first introduced into it during the Civil War under Charles I.' And yet it's founder, Mildmay, did not escape a twit from his Sovereign upon his schismatic propensities. “ So, Sir Walter (said Queen Elizabeth, upon his first coming to Court after the completion of his noble undertaking) I hear you have erected a Puritan foundation.” “No, Madam,” he replied ; “ far be it from ine to countenance any thing contrary to your established laws: but I have set an orn which, when it to be an oak,