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SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.

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That if aur Thos. Daries do not provide his brace of bucks ID time towardg the entertaiDment on the lOth of August, that then the master and wardens uf the company shall provide the said brace of bucks at their own charge, and shall repay themselves out of the said sir Thomas Davtes's next dividend."

1677. Mrs. Maby Crooks gave to the com- pany of stationers a ^ver cup, weight 22 oz. 18 awts. She was the widow of Mr. Crooke, bookseller, near Temple Bar, who was master in 1665 and 1666; and of whom Dunton says, He was well acquainted with Mr. Hobbes, and published many of his books. He got a good estate by his trade, and was a man of extraordi> nary sense, which he had the happiness of being able to express in words ai^ manly and apposite as the sense conveyed under tiiem."

1677. Abel Roper gave to the stationers' company a large silver flagon ; weight 31 oz. 3 dwts. " He rises in the world, and his beha- 'riour, methinks, is extremely obliging. He prints the Pott-boy, the Life of King WiUimn, the An- naU of Queen Anne, and several excellent abridg- ments." — Dunton't Life and Erron.

1677. Thomas Yere gave to the stationers' company a silver cup, wiUi a handle, weighing 21 oz. 16 dwts.

1677, iSept. 14. Died, Richard Atkvns, a typographical author, who suffered much on account of his loyalty. After the restoration he was a deputy-lieutenant of Gloucestershire. Having been at the expense of above £1,000 in law-suits for twenty-four years, to prove the right of the king's grant in printing law-books, he had some hopes of repairing his finances by his pen ; and published his Ongin and Growth of Print- VM in England, 4to. 1664. See page 146, ante. He was of a respectable family m Gloucester- shire, where he was bom in 1616, and educated at Oxford. He died a prisoner for debt, in the marshalsea, and was buried at the expense of sir Robert Atkyns, a baron of the exchequer, to whom he was related.

Richard Atkyns appears to have been a bold ambitious man, and his writings were all in &vour of the court, and arbitrary government. His Origin and Growth of Printing, was to defend the Oxford Book in favour of Corsellis against Caxton. But it is strange that a piece so fabulous, and carrying such evident marks of forgeiy, could impose upon men so knowing and 80 inquisitive, as some who have coincided with Atkyns.

I67». Nov. TrantUuion of the GazeUe into Frendi.

Not. 6. A complaint being made to the house, of a material mistake in that part of the trans- lation of the Gazette into French, which has reference to his majesty's proclamation for re- noring the Papists : ordered that Mons. Moran- ▼ille, who translated the Gazette into French, and Mr. Newcombe the printer, be summoned to attend this house on to-morrow morning.

Nov. 7. Mr. Newcombe being called in, to give an account of the translation of the Gazette

into French, informed the house, that he was only concerned in the setting the press, and that he understood not the French tongue ; and that Mons. Moranville had been employed in that affair for many years, and was the omy corrector of it. Mons. Moranville, being called in, ac- knowledged himself guilty of the mistake ; but he endeavoured to excuse it, alledging it was through inadvertency.

Ordered, that Mons. Moranville be committed to the custody of the seijeant at arms ; and that he be searched, and his house and lodgings. And several papers written in French being found about him ; Ordered, that the said papers be referred to the consideration of the committee appointed to examine Mr. Colman's papers, to translate the same, and report to the house.

Ordered, that it be referred to a committee further to examine the matter concerning the translating, printing, und publishing the French Gazette.— -JoumaU oftlie houu ofcommont, v. 9.

Whitehall, Nov. 10. A great and malicious abuse being found to have been committed by the person entrusted to translate the Gazette into French, in the translation of his majesty's late proclamation, commanding all persons, being popish recusants, or so reputed, to depart from the cities of London and Westminster, and all other places within ten miles of the same ; for which he is in custody, and the matter under examination, in order to his just punishment : it is thought for the rectifying the said abuse, that a new and true translation of his majesty's said proclamation be given to the world in tne French Gazette ot this day. — G<urr(te, November 7—11,1678.

Nov. 18. Serjeant Seis reports from the com- mittee appointed to examine concerning the translating, printing, and publishing of the Ga- zette in French, that the committee had taken the particulars thereof, and put the same into writing, which he delivered in at the clerk's table.— «/b«mai» of the house of commons, v. 9.

1677. An edition of five hundred conies of the Four Gospels, and Acts of the Apostles, in the Malayan language, was printed at Oxford, in 4to. at the expense of the Hon. Robert Boyle, and under the superintendence of Dr. Thomas Hyde,* keeper of the Bodleian library. A preface

  • Thomu Hyde, D.D., the learned editor of the JTaianm

Ootptlt, and Ael$ of iitt Apostles, was bom near Bild(e- norai, in Shropshire, June as, lOsO, and was educated at Cambridge. He rendered considerable assistance to Or. Wallien, in the Polyglott Bible, by his knowledge of the Aiabic In 1803, he was chosen head keeper of the Bod- leian libiary at Oxford. His extraordinary knowledge of the oriental lanfrnages gained him considerable promo- tion in the choroi. In April, 1701, he resigned the office of PratotMiotheearHu, or head keeper of the Bodleian library, and died Feb. 18, 1703, and was boried in the church of Hamburg, near Oxford. His work on the ReHgiom 0/ the Aiteieni Persons, (HUtoria ReligimUs Vetenan PertoTwnJ Oxford, 170O, 4to. will remain a monument of his Tuloas and profound emdition. Seve- ral of his smallerworks were ooUedcd and repahlished bjr Dr. Gregory Shaipe, master of the Temple, under the title of SfSigma Ditseriatiomim et Opuseula, 1767, % voU. 4to. aooompaoied with a life of the author. A list of other works projected by Dr. Hyde, but not completed, is given by Wood, ^fA«it. Omiuentk, and Chabners, Oen. Butg. Diet.

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