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West Doore, wch was her entrance, are curiously into Heaven. 17. The Holy Ghost descending on the Apostles. 18. Michaell ouerthrowes ye Deuil. 19. Mary mourning for Jesus. 20, 21, 22, 23. Demolish'd quite.
cut in freestone, the seuerall postures of the Moneths: At the South side of this ancient ffabricke, at the entrance of a fayre Porch, there is curiously cutt, and caru'd in ffreestone in 3 ouall Arches, Statues rep'senting the Creation, the Deluge, & the Natiuity, wch in their artificiall Postures, I may compare to Wells, though not in number soe many, nor in bignes so great. And whin the same Porch on either side, are equally plac'd the 12 Apostles, & right ouer the Doore entring into the Church, is Christ in his Throne between 2 Cherubims, wch are most artificially cut, and carv'd.
On the first Arch.-1. Defac'd quite. 2. Light from Chaos. 3. The Sea from the Land. 4. The Lord sitts & beholds. 5. Hee makes ffowles. 6. Hee makes ffish. 7. Hee makes the Beasts. 8. The Spirit mouing vpon ye Water. 9. Adam made. 10. Adam sleeps, & Woman made. 11. Paradice. 12. Adam left there. 13. Diuell tempts Eue. 14. They hide themselves. 15. God calls to them. 16. God thrusts them out. 17. A Spade & Distaffe given. 18. Adam digs, Eue spins. 19. Eue brings forth Cain. 20. Abell tills ye Earth. 21, 22, two Angells for keepers. 23. Abell walks in ye ffeild. 24. Cain meets him. 25. Cain kills Abell. 26, 27, 28. Demolish'd quite.
On the second Arch.-1, 2. God sitts and beholds the Sins of the World. 3. Cain is a fugitiue. 4. He comes to Eue. 5. An Angell. 6. God deliuers Noah ye Axe. 7. Noah workes in the Arke. 8. Eight Persons saued. 9. Abraham offers Isaac. 10. The Lamb caught in ye Bush. 11. Moses talkes with his father. 12. Moses keeping Sheep. 13. Moses & Aron strikes ye Rocke. 14. Moses reads ye Law to ye Elders. 15. Sampson tearing the Lion. 16. Sampson bearing ye City Gates. 17. The Philistins puts out his eyes. 18. Dauid rescues the Lamb. 19. David fights wth Goliah. 20. Goliah slaine. rests himself. 23. walks to Bethoron. 26, 27. Demolish'd quite.
21. An Angell. 22. Dauid Defac'd quite. 24. Dauid 25. Dauids entertaim' there.
On the third Arch.-1, 2. Defac'd quite. 3. John y forunner of Christ. 4. Michaell the Archangell. 5. The Angells comes to Mary. 6. Mary in Childbed. 7. The 3 Wisemen comes to Christ. 8. They find him. 9. Joseph, Mary & Christ goes into Egypt. 10. Christ curses y ffig-tree. 11. Hee rides on an Asse to Jerusalem. 12. Hee eats the Passouer with his twelue Apostles. 13. Hee is nayl'd to the Crosse. 14. Laid in the Tombe by Joseph. 15. Hee riseth againe. 16. Hee ascendeth
Within this Ancient Church are some Monuments. On the South side of the High Altar, vnder a very ancient Tombe of ffreestone, Lyeth K. Athelstan, a royall Benefactor, & rich endower of that famous Monastery: Hee gave order his body should be there interr'd, & to rest, for the good successe he receiu'd from that Towne, agst the Danes: and for the sake of holy St. Adelm the Hermit, who was Maidulphs Scholler.
Another Monum there is of St George Marshalls Lady, Daughter of St Owen Hopton, sometimes a Lieutenant of the Tower of London.
"The present sad ruins of that large spacious, strong and famous Abbey, on the North side of the Church, did manifest what her beauty was in her flourishing time.
"After I had weary'd myselfe in beholding these sad and lamentable Ruines, and dismall Downfalls, I a little obseru'd the Scytuation of that small handsome, vnconquer'd Mayden Towne, & found it strongly seated on a Hill, and invironed wth diuerse small but sweet Riuoletts.
"From thence the next day, I set forth for Burford, leauing many fayre Houses & Parkes on both handes wthin ken. ffirst, wthin a Mile of Malmesbery, a fayre House, and a goodly & large wall'd Parke of the Earle of Berkshires, [Charlton Park] and further on the Seats of diuerse worthy Knights, [Oxey, i. e. Oaksey Park, S Neuill Pooles, and Ashley, Sr Theobald Gorges] as I troop'd along neere the princely Bridegroomes Spring-head of all Riuers, [Isis] in this our Island; And at Old Ciceter where I bayted, I saw two stately fayre Buildings of freestone; the one sometimes the Noble Earle of Danby's; the other the neat Abbey. [Sr William Masters's.]
"There I view'd a stately old built Church, with an entrance of 15 Paces, a fayre long Porch, and in her very neat and hansome Seats, for those two head Houses of that Towne and another for St. Anthony Hungerford.
"My Afternoones trauell presented to my Eye many more places and Seats of noble Knights, and worthy Gentlemen, [S' Geo. Fettiplace, Sr Tho. Saxfeild, Mr. Pleadwell, Mr. Butcher,] all of them most richly wooded, and most sweetly, and richly Scytuated: but more especially one stately, rich,
compacted Building all of freestone, flat, and [(as was fore-resolv'd) to that famous University of couer'd with Lead, with strong Battlemen's about not much unlike to that goodly & magnificent Building the Banquetting House at Whitehall.
"This stately House [Sherborn Park] is mounted on a High Hill, in the Champian; [Mr. Duttons] comaunding, & ouertopping her owne Shire, & some neighbouring Shires adiacent to her, plac'd wthin a wall'd Parke, that is well stor'd with good Venison: This stately Lodge was lately built at ye great Cost and Charges of a noble true-hearted Gentleman, more for the pleasure of his worthy friends then his own profit: It is richly furnish'd to entertaine them to see that kingly sport and pleasure admirably performed in that rare Paddocke course of a Mile in length, and wall'd on either side. There I spent a full houre, with the good favour of the Keeper, in viewing that neat, rare Building, the rich furnish'd Roomes, the hansome contriu'd Pens and Places, where the Deere are kept, and turn'd out for the Course; and the manner and order of the Paddock sport.
"From that delightfull pleasant Seat, I hastened, and spur'd ou a fayre Race way, & win 2 or 3 Miles of Burford, my that nights lodging, I entred into a new Shire, [Oxfordshire] with the Euenings beames, but before I got thither, the Gentleman my friend I intended there to visit was gone out of Towne, to his late new country remouall.
Oxford, to meet my ffellow Soldiers, that place being our appointed Rendezvouz.
"By the way as I went, I made a little bold to transgresse my rank to face that famous Court & Princely Castle & Pallace, [Woodstock] wch as I found it ancient, strong, large, and magnificent, so it was sweet, delightfull and sumptuous, & scytuated on a fayre Hill.
"After I had first entred into her first, spacious, fayre Court, & through a large, strong & fayre Gatehouse, the She gentle Keeper of that Royall Castle comaunded her Daughter, a pretty, young and modest Mayden to be my Guide, who as quickly & willingly obey'd her Mother's Iniunction as I embrac'd itt. So vp wee mounted many fine steps of ffreestone (at the further side of the great Court) into a spacious Church-like Hall, wth 2 fayre Iles, wth 6 Pillers, white & large, parting either Ile, wth rich Tapistry Hangings at the vpper end thereof, in wch was wrought the Story of the Wild Bore.
"On the left hand of the Hall wee entred a neat and stately rich Chappell, wth 7 round Arches, wth 8 little windowes above the Arches, and 15 in them: A curious ffont there is in the midst of it, and all the Roofe is most admirably wrought; the entrance thereunto correspondent to herself is neat and lofty, with many curious windowes on both sides thereof.
"And having pform'd my Deuotions in that Princely Chappell, I nimbly ascended wth my nimble Guide into the Guard-Chamber, wch look'd big enough, though the Keepers were absent; by this means our entrance was free & vninterrupted into the Presence Chamber, the Priuy Chamber that lookes ouer the Tennis Court into the Towne, the withdrawing Chamber, and the Bed Chamber, both wch have their sweet prospect into the Priuy Garden.
"There I rested my selfe for that night, and the next day tooke my friends place at Church, where appear'd to my view, in a neat Chappell, a fayre rich Monum' stately built, with sixe Pillers of Touchstone, & 4 Pillers at the 4 Corners of white Marble, curiously cut and engrauen, & thereon lying yt quicke & nimble Lawyer & Learned La Cheife Baron of the Exchequer, [St Lawrence Tanfield] & his worthy & virtuous Lady: Hee in the Robes of a "After wch I presum'd to rest my selfe awhile Judge, & shee in her rich Garments. At their with my She Wayter, in the Wayters Chamber, for Head their only Daughter, who was marry'd to that wee were both of vs hot, as the season then was. Lord [Faulkland] late Ld Deputy of Ireland. At | And after a small time of reposing to refresh our their feet, the now young Lord, the Grandchild, Selves, She gently conducted me (crossing the who, wth his Lady rep'sented his liuing Personage Priuy Chamber) into the Queens Bed Chamber, that day at Church: And to reside in, he hath that where of late vertuous & renowned Queene was 2 fayre Buildings the one whereof is in yt Towne, & kept Prisoner in; The Withdrawing, Priuy, Prethe other is not far off, but far richer. [at Tew]. sence & Guard Chambers for her Matie. Out of Many witty verses and Inscriptions are about the the Wardrop Court she comes vp into a fayre Hall sayd Tombe, which are too long to insert into or for her Maties Guard: There is also a Counsell almost finish'd relation. Chamber, curiously archt, & a neat Chappell by it, where or Queene heard Masse; and diuerse other fayre & large Roomes, for the Nobilitie and Officers of the Court.
Although I was here wth speciall good ffriends well, merry, & excellently billetted, yet could not these powerfull inducem win me to stay any longer there, but away must I hasten my march
"On the large high Leads, which is ouer the
goodly fayre Gatehouse, I had a full prospect of that great and spacious wall'd Parke, ye brave Lawnes, & waters; The neat and finely built Lodge, for his Maties cheife Ranger to inhabit, sweetly seated on a Hill neere to this sumptuous Court, & many other old hansome Lodges, wherein many Gentlemen keepers of quality doe reside.
"One thing more I desired my pretty willing Guide to conduct me to neere to this place, The Labirynth where the fayre Lady and great monarchs Concubine was surpris'd by a clew of Silke. Her obsequies were celebrated in solemne manner, wth a Herse for her.
"I found nothing in this Bower, but ruines but many strong & strange winding walls, and turnings, & a dainty cleare square pau'd well, knee deep, wherein this beautifull Creature, sometimes did wash & bath her Selfe: By this time I had taken a full suruey of this sweet place, much to my content, onely my taske was how to depart, wth, and from my curteous Guide, and to please a second Rosamond, wch I cheerfully did, and so mounted my Palfrey for that famous Academy, Oxford, to meet wth & tell my fellow Trauell's their this dayes losse.
"There wee met, & noe sooner vayl'd o' Bonnetts to each other, but I was summon'd by my noble ffriend, the Gentleman whom I parted with this Morning, to a briske Cup of the Muses Liquor. Whither also speedily came a free, & true-hearted Scholler (one that had a neere Relation to the generous, noble & graue Lord Bishop) who at o' setting out promis'd to meet vs heere; indeed hee is one, who is so kind & valiant, to fill vp a military Messe, and to be ycleeped Chaplain in o' Travells, by whose good meanes, & for his noble Lords & Tutors sake, wee found a free curteous, and generous entertainm1 in a superlatiue manner, all the time of o' abode there, both in the Colledges, and in the Towne; & kindly did they spend their labour & precious time, in shewing of vs, all the sweet vniforme seats of their glorious built Muses; their rich and neat Chappells; and their rare, admir'd, & vnparralell'd Library, most stately built for publique vse, wich was erected by that pious, learned, & worthy Knight of renowned Memory; [S Thomas Bodley] and also euery particular Collegiate Library; Their goodly large Halls, Cellars, and Buttryes, and in the last a fre lasting taste of their generous and free-hearted dispositions, whereof if I should relate all the particulers, with the pleasant Scytuation of that famous Abbey, &c. would add another taske thereto; therefore wee shall leaue it to iudicious Men, of worth and quality
who haue beene the like p'ticipants wth vs, from these generous and free-hearted Academicians, & Brittish Muses, rightly & duely to iudge and relate. Wee had but small time to walke the sweet City, for spending some time in their dainty walkes, the Organs, voices, Monuments and Windowes, both of the Cathedrall, and euery other Collegiate Church, and Chappell were soe fayre, sweet, rich, & glorious, as wch exceeded each other wee were not able to iudge."
From this sweet ffountaine of Literature" the travellers proceeded rapidly across the country to Cambridge, where they "somewhat late in the Night, obtayn'd that famous Habitation, where wee had not much time to spend; Butt that small time wee had to spare, wee spent it to o' best aduantage to see the nocturnall care & Gouernmt of this Place: Heere wee were not affraid to bee weary'd with the tediousnesse of the Howers, for euery Minute wee could not misse of o' old acquantance, and louing ffriends and Countrymen, who clos'd vp o' tedious & wearisome Trauells, wth a noble true-hearted welcome, as her curteous Sister did, who in euery respect is equall with her, and striues to giue the same generous entertainm' to all, as all Persons y" knowes them both can tell.
"The next Day, to finish o' 7 Weekes peregrinating Trauells wee all of vs trauell'd to o' owne places of Residence, (thankes bee to God, for his gracious ptection) safe, and in good health, & wh Ore enough left to make or Selves merry withall: And it was some comfort to vs, that it was soe with vs, after wee had marched 800. and odd Miles; quarter'd safely in, and pass'd through 26 famous Shires, and Countys; billetted hansomely in 15 fayre and strong Cittyes; sally'd through about 40. neat and ancient Corporations; fac'd and scal'd as many strong, goodly, and defensible Castles; doubled and offer'd vp o' Deuotions in 13 ancient, ric..., and magnificent Cathedralls; view'd in them, and in other handsome, neat Churches, aboue 300. rich, sumptuous Tombes, and monum', troop'd ouer most of the largest Bridges, and sweetest Streames of this Kingdome; rounded and wheel'd in three quarters of the same; Rang'd in, by, and through many spacious, braue wooded fforrests, chases, and Parkes; ported in and out at diu'se strong, fayre, large Gates and Portcullisses; And clos'd in the reare with the two Vniuersities: we safely lodg'd our Colours at or owne fayre, spacious, and most sweetlie scituated Citie of Norwich."-There is a long but unimportant poem in the MS. attached to the above interesting journal.
ALFRED, King, 106, 214
All-Saints, Pontefract, 47
Antiquity, on the study of, No. I. viz. Druidical Vestiges, 33;
Clegg Hall, Lancashire, Legend of, 153-168,
Cross, ancient, 138
Architecture, Observations on, 3; Contingencies of, 37; Affecta- Cross, Waltham, 176, 406
Architectural Style in the Middle Ages, Remarks on, 203, 210, Doorways, Anglo-Norman, at Kirkstall, 168; Adel Church,
Arthur's Stone, 29; 75
Autographs, viz. Rev. Mark Noble, 49; Oliver Cromwell, 96
Bagpipes, various, 404-406,
Bevis, of Southampton, 84
Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone, 304
Boadicea's Insurrection, causes of, 358
Book of St. Cuthbert, or Durham Book, 355-358
Borstall Tower, 1
Bradgate, Leicestershire, 311
British Marriages, 236
British Superstitions, 235
Burlesque Tournaments, 353.
200, 201; Bardsey Church, 209
Eddystone Lighthouse, 393
Elizabeth College, Guernsey, 169, 202
Eltham Palace, 320---328
Ethandun, Battle of, 106
Exeter, See of, its property alienated, 30
Fingal's Cave, 408
Forth and Bargy, Baronies of, 244
Font, at St. Nicholas, 15; at Hereford, 121; at Kirkburn, 148;
Funeral Expenses of William II. Son of Edward III. 364
Gentlemen Pensioners, 171
Capitals, ancient, at Westminster, 87; at Adel Church, 232; Gleanings, 371
at Wells, 272, 328
Castleton Castle, 293
Chair, an antique one, 9
Charlemagne's Cross, 392
Chatsworth Hunting-tower, 328
Chivalry, &c., Essays on, Nos. I. and II. the Ancient Knight,
Gower, District of, 74
Gower, John, Account of, and Monument, 406-408
Heathen Divinities, 384
Heather, of Waterloo, Lines on, 201
Heriot's Hospital, 246
Holy Cross, its history, 263-266
Church Medals, No. I. Christ Church, West Bromwich, 24;
Jane Grey, Lady, 311, her Autograph, 396
Rodeley Temple, 317
Salutation, Ancient Custom of, 24, 70, 182
Scenery, its influence, 5
Scott, Sir Walter, 217
Sculpture, Remarks on, 134
Shields of Edward the Black Prince and John of Gaunt, 128
Silbury Hill, 115
Skelton, John, 150
Somersetshire Dialect, Examples of, 91, 122, 172
Spy, how regarded, 111
Stained Glass, Remarks on, 9-12
St. Dunstan's, Fleet Street, 249, 250
St. George's, Woburn Square, 129
St. Margaret, Westminster, Churchwarden's Accounts of, 25
Superstitions, Popular, of Wales, No. I. Elves, Fairies, &c.
Topographical Excursion in 1634, through Twenty-six Counties,
Verses, curious, 87
Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, assassinated, 240
Union Flag, 65-70
Waltham Holy Cross, Abbey, and Church, 96-106
Wardrobe Accounts, 88
Wardrobe, a Country Gentleman's, in 1573, 12
Well-Flowering, 29; at Tideswell, Derbyshire, 30, and 283
Winchelsea, Landgate, 32
Roman Antiquities found near Shefford, 343-346; and Stanford Witch, how initiated, 76
Rousham House, 385
Rudstone, The, 73
Witchcraft, Absurdities of, 219
Yeomen of the Guard, 170
C. Whittingham, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.