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to keep off Infection, and that he got together a Quantity of it upon the firft News of the Sicknefs being at Dantzick: When of a sudden turning fhort to one of his Servants, who stood behind him, he bid him call an Hackney-Coach, and take Care it was an elderly Man that drove it.

HE then refumed his Difcourfe upon Mrs. Trueby's Water, telling me that the Widow Trueby was one who did more Good than all the Doctors and Apothecaries in the County: That she distilled every Poppy that grew within five Miles of her, that the diftributed her Water gratis among all Sorts of People; to which the Knight added, that fhe had a very great Jointure, and that the whole Country would fain have it a Match between him and her; and truly, fays Sir ROGER, if I had not been engaged, perhaps I could not have done better.


HIS Difcourfe was broken off by his Man's telling him he had called a Coach. Upon our going to it, after having caft his Eye upon the Wheels, he asked the Coachman if his Axletree was good; upon the Fellow's telling him he would warrant it, the Knight turned to me, told me he looked like an honeft Man, and went in without further Ceremony.

WE had not gone far, when Sir ROGER popping out his Head, called the Coachman down from his Box, and upon his presenting himself at the Window, asked him if he fmoaked; as I was confidering what this would end in, he bid him ftop by the Way at any good


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Tobacconist's, and take in a Roll of their best Virginia. Nothing material happen'd in the remaining Part of our Journey, till we were set down at the Weft-End of the Abbey.

A S we went up the Body of the Church, the Knight pointed at the Trophies upon one of the new Monuments, and cry'd out, A brave Man I warrant him. Paffing afterwards by Sir Cloudfly Shovel, he flung his Hand that Way, and cry'd Sir Cloudfly Shovel! a very gallant Man! As we stood before Busby's Tomb, the Knight utter'd himself again after the fame Manner, Dr. Busby, a great Man, he whipp'd my Grandfather, a very great Man. I should have gone to him my felf, if I had not been a Blockhead, a very great Man!

WE were immediately conducted into the little Chappel on the Right Hand. Sir ROGER planting himself at our Hiftorian's Elbow, was very attentive to every Thing he faid,particularly to the Account he gave us of the Lord who had cut off the King of Morocco's Head. Among several other Figures, he was very well pleased to see the Statesman Cecil upon his Knees; and, concluding them all to be great Men, was con ducted to the Figure which represents that Martyr to good Housewifry, who died by the Prick of a Needle. Upon our Interpreter's telling us, that she was a Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth, the Knight was very inquifitive into her Name and Family, and, after having regarded her Finger for fome Time, I wonder, fays he, that Sir Richard Baker has faid Nothing of her in his Chronicle. WE

WE were then convey'd to the two Coronation Chairs, where my old Friend, after having heard that the Stone underneath the most ancient of them, which was brought from Scotland, was called Jacob's Pillow, fat himself down in the Chair, and looking like the Figure of an old Gothic King, asked our Interpreter, What Authority they had to fay, that Jacob had ever been in Scotland? The Fellow, inftead of returning him an Anfwer, told him, that he hoped his Honour would pay his Forfeit. I could obferve Sir ROGER a little ruffled upon being thus trapanned; but our Guide not infifting upon his Demand, the Knight foon recovered his good Humour, and whispered in my Ear, that if WILL WIMBLE were with us, and faw those two Chairs, it would go hard but he would get a Tobacco-Stopper out of one or t'other of them

SIR ROGER, in the next Place, laid his Hand upon Edward III's Sword, and leaning upon the Pommel of it, gave us the whole Hiftory of the Black Prince; concluding, that in Sir Richard Baker's Opinion, Edward the Third was one of the greatest Princes that ever fate upon the English Throne.

WE were then fhewn Edward the Confeffor's Tomb; upon which Sir ROGER acquainted us, that he was the first who touched for the Evil; and afterwards Henry the Fourth's, upon which he shook his Head, and told us, there was fine Reading in the Cafualties of that Reign.


OUR Conductor then pointed to that Monument, where there is the Figure of one of our English Kings without an Head; and upon giving us to know, that the Head, which was of beaten Silver, had been ftolen away feveral Years fince: Some Whig, I'll warrant you, fays Sir ROGER, You ought to lock up your Kings better: They will carry off the Body too, if you don't take Care.

THE glorious Names of Henry the Fifth and Queen Elizabeth gave the Knight great Op portunities of fhining, and of doing Juftice to Sir Richard Baker, who, as our Knight obferved with fome Surprize, had a great many Kings in him, whofe Monuments he had not seen in the Abbey.

FOR my own Part, I could not but be pleased to fee the Knight fhew fuch an honeft Baffion for the Glory of his Country, and such a refpectful Gratitude to the Memory of its Princes. or varodil sila e


I must not omit, that the Benevolence of my good old Friend, which flows out towards every one he converfes with, made him very kind to our Interpreter, whom he looked upon as an extraordinary Man; for which Reafon he fhook him by the Hand at Parting, telling him, that he fhould be very glad to fee him at his Lodg ings in Norfolk-Buildings, and talk over these Matters with him more at Leifure.

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Wednesday, March 19.

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countenance and introduce them into the World. For Waned of duch Amstances,? Youth of Merit languifhes in Obfcurity or Poverty, when his Circumstances are low, and runs into Riots and Excefs when his For tunes are plentiful. I cannot make my Telf better understood, than by fending you an History of my felf, which I fhall defire you to infert in your Paper, it being the only Way I have of expreffing my Gratitude for the highest Obligations imaginable.


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