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ple of England, Oxon. 1644, in twelve fheets in 4to.

England's Iliads in a Nutshell; or a Brief Chronology of the Battles, Sieges, Conflicts, &c. from December 1641, to the 25th of March 1645, printed Oxon. 1645.

An Aftrological Judgment upon his Majefty's prefent March, begun from Oxon. 7th of May 1645 printed in 4to.

Bellum Hybernicale; or Ireland's War, Aftrologically demonftrated from the late Celestial Congrefs of two Malevolent Planets, Saturn and Mars, in Taurus, the afcendant of that kingdom, &c. printed 1647, 40.

Merlini Anglici Errata; or the Errors, Mistakes, &c. of Mr. William Lilly's new Ephemeris for 1647, printed 1647.

Mercurius Elenictus; communicating the unparallelled Proceedings at Westminster, the head quarters, and other places, printed by ftealth in Lon


This Mercury which began the 29th of October came out sheet by fheet every week in 4to." and continuing interruptedly till the 4th of Aprit 1649, it came out again with No. 1, and continued till towards the end of that year. Mr. Wood fays, he has feen several things that were published under the name of Mercurius Elenicus; particularly the Anatomy of Westminster Juncto; or a fummary of their Designs against the King and City, printed 1648 in one fheet and a half, 4to. and alfo the first and fecond part of the Laft, Will and Teftament of Philip Earl of Pembroke, &c. printed 1649; but Mr. Wood is not quite pofitive whether Wharton is the author of them or


A Short Account of the Fafts and Festivals, as well of the Jews as Chriftians, &c.


The Cabal of the Twelve Houfes aftrological, from Morinus, written 1659; and approved by William Oughtred.

A learned and useful Difcourfe teaching the right observation, and keeping of the holy feaft of Eafter, &c. written 1665.

Apotelefma; or the Nativity of the World, and revolution thereof.


A Short Difcourfe of Years, Months, and Days of Years.

Something touching the Nature of Eclipfes, and alfo of their Effects.

Of the Crifes in Difeafes, &c.

Of the Mutations, Inclinations, and Everfions, &c.

Difcourfe of the Names, Genius, Species, &c. of all Comets.

Tracts teaching how Aftrology may be restored from Marinus.

Secret Multiplication of the Effects of the Stars, from Cardan.

Sundry Rules, fhewing by what laws the Weather is governed, and how to difcover the Various Alterations of the fame.

He also tranflated from Latin into English the Art of divining by Lines and Signatures, engraven in the Hand of Man, written by John Rockman, M. D. Lond. 1652, 8vo.

This is fometimes called Wharton's Chiromancy.

Moft of thefe foregoing treatifes were collected and published together, anno 1683, in 8vo, by John Gadbury; together with felect poems, written and published during the civil wars.

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HIS amiable young lady, who has been happy in the praifes of Dryden, was daughter of Dr. Henry Killegrew, mafter of the Savoy, and one of the prebendaries of Weftminster. She was born in St. Martin's-Lane in London, a little before the refloration of King Charles II. and was christened in a private chamber, the offices of the Common prayer not being then publickly allowed. She gave the earlieft difcoveries of a great genius, which being improved by the advantage of a polite education, he became eminent in the arts of poetry and painting, and had her life been prolonged, the might probably have excelled moft of the profeffion in both. Mr. Dryden is quite lavish in her praife; and we are affured by other cotemporary writers of good probity, that he has done no violence to truth in the most heightened ftrains of his panegyric; let him be voucher for her fkill in poetry.

Art fhe had none, yet wanted none,
For nature did that art fupply,
So rich in treasures of her own,
She might our boafted ftores defy;

Such noble vigour did her verfe adorn,

That it feem'd borrow'd, where 'twas only born.

That great poet is pleafed to attribute to her every poetical excellence. Speaking of the purity and chastity of her compofitions, he beftows on them this commendation,

* Ballard's Memoirs of Learned Ladies.


Her Arethafian ftream remains unfoil'd,
Unmix'd with foreign filth and undefil'd;
Her wit was more than man, her innocence a child.

She was a great proficient in the art of painting, and drew King James II, and his Queen; which pieces are alfo highly applauded by Mr. Dryden. She drew feveral history pieces, alfo fome po traits for her diverfion, exceeding well, and likewife fome pieces of still life.

Thofe engaging and polite accomplishments were the least of her perfections; for the crowned all with an exemplary piety, and unblemished virtue. She was one of the maids of honour to the Duchefs of York, and died of the small-pox in the very flower of her age, to the unfpeakable grief of her relations and acquaintance, on the 16th day of June 1685, in her 25th year.

On this occafion, Mr. Dryden's mufe put on a mournful habit, and in one of the most melting elegiac odes that ever was written, has configned her to immortality.

In the eighth ftanza he does honour to another female character, whom he joins with this sweet poetess.

Now all thofe charms, that blooming grace,
The well-proportion'd fhape, and beauteous face,
Shall never more be feen by mortal eyes;
In earth, the much lamented virgin lies!
Not wit, nor piety could fate prevent;
Nor was the cruel destiny content
To finish all the murder at a blow,
To sweep at once her life, and beauty too;
But like a hardened felon took a pride
To work more mischievously flow,

And plundered firft, and then destroy'.

O! double facrilege, on things divine,
To rob the relique, and deface the shrine!

But thus Orinda died;

Heav'n by the fame difeafe did both translate,
As equal was their fouls, so equal was their fate.

Mifs Killegrew was buried in the chancel of St. Baptift's chapel in the Savoy hospital, on the North fide of which is a very neat monument of marble and free-ftone fixed in the wail, with a Latin infcription, a translation of which into English is printed before her poems.

The following verfes of Mifs Killegrew's were addreffed to Mrs. Philips.

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Orinda (Albion, and her fex's grace)
Ow'd not her glory to a beauteous face:
It was her radiant foul that fhone within,
Which ftruck a luftre thro' her outward fkin
That did her lips and cheeks with roses dye,
Advanc'd her heighth, and fparkled in her eye.
Nor did her fex at all obftruct her fame.
But high'r 'mongst the ftars it fixt her name;
What she did write, not only all allow'd,
But evr'y laurel, to her laurel bow'd!

Soon after her death, her Poems were published in a large thin quarto, to which Dryden's ode in praife of the author is prefixed.

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