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«fices ;” “ The Foundation of Ecclefiaftical Jurisdiction, “ and as it regards the Legal Supremacy !” The grand " question concerning the Bishops' right to yote in Pare “ liament in Cases Capital ;" “ Iwo Speeches in Parliament;” “ Of the true Antiquity of London;"
“ Con : cerning the unreasonableness of a new Separation, on
account of the Oaths to King William and Queen “ Mary; ""A Vindication of their Majefties Authori“ tic: to fill the Secs of Deprived Bishops ; ” “ An Answer “ to the Paper delivered by Mr. Ashton, at his execution, “ to Sir Francis Child, Sheriff of London, with the Paper “ itself." The fourth, fifth, and fixth volumes contain pieces, written against the Church of Rome, in controversy with Crefly, Sargeant, and other Popish advocates. Now follows the inscription : « H. S. E.
meliores, Edvardis Stirlingfiect, S. T. P. Quam quos ipse multos fcripfit E: Decano Ecclefiæ Paulinæ Episcopus
Ecclefiæ Anglicanæ defensor semper
Natus est Cranborniz in Agro
Dobyns Gen. Filiam,
Atque ea defuncta
Elizabetham Nicolai Pedley Equitis :
Tanto marito dignissimas.
T'asces ultro submiferunt. Tres liberos reliquit fibi fuperftites, Major unus in his omnibus, quam alii Ex priore conjugio Edvardum, ex in fingulis :
Jacobum & Annam:
Quorum Jacobus Collegii hujus
Patri Optimo bene merenti
Anecdotes STILLINGFLEET (BENJAMIN, esq.) was grandof Bowyer; son to the bishop of Worcester, and equally distinguished
however, and obtained, by his father's patronage, the
lately roade an acquaintance with this philosopher, " who lives in a garret in the winter, that he may fup
port Come near relations who depend upon him. Fle “ is always employed, consequently (according to my old " maxim) always happy, always chcarful, and seems to
me a worthy honest man. His present scheme is to “ send some persons, properly qualified, to reside a year " or two in Attica, to make themselves acquainted with “ the climate, productions, and natural history of the
country, that we may understand Aristotle, Theo
phrastus, &c. who have been Heathen Greek to us for “ so many ages; and this he has got proposed to lord “ Bute, no unlikely person to put it in execution, as he " is himself a botanist.” An epistle by Mr. Stillingfleet,
1723, is printed in the “ Poetical Magazine, 1764, p. 224. He published, about 1733, an anonymous pamphlet, intituled, “ Some Thoughts concerning Happi
ness ;” and in 1759 appeared a volume of « Miscel“ Janeous Tracts,” chiefly translated from efsays in the “ Amoenitates Academicæ," published by Linnæus, interspersed with some obfervations and additions of his own. In this volume he fhews a taste for classical learning, and entertains us with some elegant poetical effusions. He annexed to it fome valuable " Observations on Graffes," and dedicated the whole to George Lord Lyttelton. A second edition of it appeared in 1762 ; a third in 1775. Mr. Stillingfiect likewise published “ Some Thoughts oc• cafioned by the late Earthquakes, 1750," a poem in 4t0; " Paradise Loft," an Oratorio, lét to Music by Stanley, 1760, 4to; “ The Honour and Dishonour of “ Agriculture, translated from the Spanish, 1760,” 8v0; and “ Principles and Powers of Harmony, 1771,” 4to, a very
learned work, built on Tartini's “ Trattato di Musica “ fecondo la vera scienza dell' Armonia." There, and his “ Effay on Conversation, 1757," in the first volume of Dodsley's Collection of Poems, entitle hin to no small degree of rank among our English polite writers. The
Effay” is addressed ta Mr. Wyndham with all that warmth of friendship which distinguishes the author. As it is chiefly didactic, it does not admit of to many ornaments as some compositions of other kinds. However, it contains much good sense, Thews a considerable knowledge of mankind, and has several passages that, in point of harmony and easy versification, would not disgrace the writings of our most admired pocts. Here more than once Mr. Stillingfieet thews himself still fore froin Dr. Bentley's cruel treatment of him; and towards the beautiful and moral close of this poem (where lie gives us a sketch of himself) seems to hint at a mortification of a more delicate nature, which he is faid to have suffered
from the other sex. This too may perhaps account for
• To revive in their memories the image of so worthy a man,
Difmal fate of womankind!
Young, to wilful man a prey;
“ Old, despis'd and caft away. Fabric,Bibl.
STOBÆUS (JOANNES), an ancient Greek writer, Græc. V. viii. lived in the fifth century, as is generally supposed; for
nothing certain is known, and therefore nothing can be affirmed, of him. What remains of him is a collection of extracts from ancient poets and philosophers: yet this collection is not come down to us entire; and even what we have of it appears to be intermixed with the additions of those who lived after him. These extracts, though they give us no greater idca of Stolæus than that of a common-place transcriber, are yet curious and useful, as they present us with many things of various kinds, which are to be found no where else; and, as such, have always been highly valued by the learned. It appears beyond dispute, in Fabricius's opinion, that Stobæus was not a Christian, because he never meddled with Christian writers, nor made the least use of them, in any of his collections. The “ Excerpta of Sto“ bæus" were first published in Greck at Venice in 1536, and dedicated to Bembus, who was then the curator of St. Mark's library there, and furnished the manuscript : bat they have been often published since from better manufcripts, with Latin versions and notes by Gesner, Grotius, and other learned men ; particularly at Paris 1623, in 4to.
STONE (John) an English painter, was an extraordinary copier in the reigns of Charles I, and II. He was bred up under Cross; and took several admirable copies, after many good pictures in England. His copies were reckoned the finest of any that had been then done in this nation. He did also some imitations after such malters as he more particularly fancied; which performances of his were in good repute, and received into the best collections. He spent thirty-seven years abroad in the study of his art, where he improved himfelf in several languages, being besides a man of some learning. He died in London Aug. 24, 1653.