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Terræ-Filius. No. III.

Quo semel est imbuta recens, servabit Odorem Testa diu.——

Saturday, January 21.

THERE cannot be a plainer proof that any society wants a reformation, than to shew undeniably that it is faulty in its constitution, as well as its morals; that the laws made for its preservation and well-being are, many of them, wicked, unreasonable, ridiculous, or contradictory to ane another; that, for the most part, those laws, which are so, are more insisted upon, and more rigorously executed than those which are no so; and that errors, of some kind or other, either in the laws themselves, or in the abuse of them, appear almost in every particular.

To give a just account of the state of the university of Oxford, I must begin where every freshman begins, with admission and matriculation; for it so happens, that the first thing a young hs, with: gr.tjudment and a�curacy difeufi'd his point  nz. �Whether. a peffon ,who has ate of inheritance in land, or a prptual pen/ion e ove s%e lounds per annum, as things n'ova d' may ?the nit, and a goo d onjienre, take he afo. refa,d. oat, .and has determind t m the fijitreat,re. But I am peffuade& that that excellent peffon would think ii 'a. very laudable de] �, as the value of thi is �o much alter'd �mce the foundation of mc colleges, to have the lhtutes alfo alter'd; beca many fcrupulous pe4- us, htgvever farely they might do it, will-not take ag oath in any other, than the tlin, literal, and grammatical fenfe of it: neither, in neli, .ought the contrary to be commonly praise!, becattfe-it depreciates the value of an oath, and 'opens a door to numbed evafions and preva- rications. Within fifteen days after his admiffun into any �olle e, he is obliged to be matriculated, or admit. g ted a member o the univerfity } at which time he fubIefibes the thirty-nine articles of religion, though. o�teu. without knowing what he is doing, bein or, &red to write hs name m a book, wthout men tioning upon what acco'ant 5 for which he pay te At the time time he takes the oaths of allegiance and �upremacy, which he iv pra:taught to evade, or think nuil: rome have thodght themfelves fufficient- ly abfolved from them by kiffing their thumbs, in- ttead of the book ;others, in the croud, or by the fa.vour of an honqb beadle, haue not had the book given. them at all. He alfo fwears to another volume of ttatutes which he knows no more of. than of his private cog lege. lhtues, and which contraall& one another m many inltances, and demand unjut! compliances

't others; all which he �wallows .igtmraatly,aad dark, without any wicked deftga. Ifl thould fay that perjury in this care is innocent, as to the geffon petjut .eS1, and that the whole flu li uvon tli who enjoin it, I fhould be catch'd up pdudples vath our obit I-Igb..Cbtb priefis, who have fiddled all their .late perjury upon the King who made the oath, applying the,molt thrif- tinn reafoning of fige t:tua'ibraa, fow. ell known, pon this oc"alion. But, with my readers good leave, I think there is a great deal of difference between a man's calmly taking an oath, againIt the convi&ion both of his eyes and his conidence, for fordid lucre,. or.(to gandUt the care in the belt light) for fear of Jtarmgj another man's taking a blind oath, which he h unwarily led into, to obey a fee of hws, which he n:af0nabty fup?ots are good laws, anti confffient with one another, (as any one would mtura!ly con- elude,) and for no lbrdid end. Indeed, the good nun have got a pretty-prevari- eation enough to excute their contradiEtmy. incon- filkmt features, which is this: when a .lr. ior a/, fly lhey, is contraall/ted by a later one, the prior one is abrogated of courfe, without any formal repeal; or when a private ttatute clalhes with the laws of the hnd, it is null of itfelf, as in the cafe of f_aying map, for which there fdll isa ftatute to whicli we fwear in the heap but then we are told, that that thtute is of couife abrogated by the Rformatio. Now, though this may be tree enough ialavn. or ia the nature and teaion ,of things, yet :I think,.at k, there would be .no harm in havin the for. really abo!ill,a:d, were t only becau!i they :are uti- kisj  it would remove all poltible o�ca/ion of omt and uTroa i it wodd fafiby fcrupulous . �OIlf�llCr

Tvrra. Filis. �ouences, and keep many eonietces more uuly faupulous; for whea Ioun men fee tMt the are ligd to fw to on, th, and do another th wil[ by degrees, grow har&n'd in their minds, and. othati&neaM w reDrd for an oath, which th once had, always findg o, in th nature d ran of things, fomhat to abfolve them dom the obliDtion. Bdes, ! am aid, at, in truth, all s, oro con cientia, to be however unwful t fi matter of t may have en rendered by the ]e- tflature of the land; unica, in. purfuance thereof, ey have been repealed. What makes me infiit upon th,s more than I other- wife nould, and firengthens my realohs for it, is, that we find the bifho? of * CusTe/, at the royal ' vifitation of Maudlin college, upbraiding them with this very thing: for when Dr. I-Iouu, the prent bi.flnop of Wouctsu, told him that he would fub- mt to the King as far as was confident with the flatutes; the bifhop ask'd him, Whether he all thole flatute  . leou have ajtatute, laid he, for-mars; by don't you read mffs? Which .Dr. l-1ovG was forced to anfwer m the manner befor mentioned, that the matter of that oath oas unlav.  oath; ad bdes, that thnt atute as takeu aay  the las of the !d . Such a reprc as this, howew unju, om the mouth of a biop, was wing enough to t&m to take away, for the future, all ocofion of triumph over the univerfities: but there is a tmr in rome ram, which will not fur D. Cartwri hr. See AIiiffeg/-zifi. Vol. I. p. 6.

x6 Terr. Fiiuy. . m. to part with okl foundations, however weak, rotten, and obnoxious to the enemy. But I have not mention'd the mol ablhrd thing in matriculation yet. The flatute flys, if the perfort to be matriculated is fix'teen .years of age, he mul} fubdba the thirty-nine articles, and take the: oaths of ailegianre and fuyemao,, as nifo an oath of fide- lity to the univtrfify: Lu if the on is not fix- . _c . teen years of age, and above tel/e, then tO fttbfcribe the tbirtj,-nine articles. What a pack of' conjurers were our forefathers! to difquali� a perfort to make a ?bin timpie pro- ralfe to obey his King, until he isfi'xteen year'of age, which a child ot fix is able to do i and at the fame time �u?�e him capable, at tele years of age, to fubfcribe thirty-nine articlesof religion, whith a man of tbreqore, .with all his experience, learn- ing. and application, finds fo hard to underlLand!--. I wonder they did not command us to teach our children 1ogick and matbernatickt, bertore they have learn'd to read. It is hardly worth mentioning, amongk all thei abfurdifics, tllat by this finrote many perfonsatd taking the oaths of allegiance and fupremacy' t' all ;' for being, or pretezdiag to be, under fixteea w. hen they are matrifulted, t-hey are excufe'd from. :t at that time  m.d I never heard that any body was. ever call'd upon afterwards to take them, unlefs they tale a degreel bat how many are there who hy many years at Oxvoax, without taking any !i we p ' , p 'ga e riprind ple d men: infincenty and immorality.are the firR rudimentsof their education i they are traki'd uE)and tutr'd in the arts of'deceiving. and of Nine deed- �ed the}' are ci..hg d to fwear to fiatutes which tl never flw, ar:a to fubfcribe doOrines which thcy cannot undR, in oEder to-fear their young CORf�ICl'�.

Terr, e. FiIius. -'7 confciences againft any future impreCfions; that they may not, ahcn they grow up, fiartle at things which frighten illiterate men, who have not arm'd the'rr. minds with this fort of/h01afiick philo/bphy and acn, demitM k#oledge. . TERRFE-FILIU$. IV. ehold I was .f'ha;en i iniui, ad ir fir dd my mother conceive me. Dr. Delaune'$ Text upon Original Sin. F to found and ;ndor publick nurCeriea of learnint is (as it is generally eleem- ed) the ofl:.noble and commendable Of. all benef .a?ctous  it will'follow, that to ember, fie or mifipply moneys or eftatea' bequeathed for that putpole, is, of'all frauda the viieft and molt dereft, able: private a&s of ,njuf. rice, which extend no farther than a family, ora fin- le er�on, are vex rdonable in compari�on o' p rpa tolh publick ones, which reach to dight lkrity, .and fruflrate the ulful progret of knowledge and philofophy. A tradefman may, by extortion, take two or three ' fifillifils'in the pound, or even Cent. per Cent." more than hs"commhdity is-worth, of an old mixqr; or a 'ore ma ick a oun fi ndtlirift's pocket, W2 ,yp y gpe. . " wlthottr.

Terra. FiliuL without doing any real milch/el to mankind in ge. aeral: but when hrge legacies, given fbr Come pub- ]ick u{, are perverted to private luxury and gran. dear, the whole world become the fufferers, aud 1oIe the advantage which their beneft&or defign'd them, through the combination or connivance of corrupt ex. ecutors. Fulfilling the ;viii of the dead is commonly ed a ,u:ry tiered duty, even when it rehtes onJy to trifles and indifferent mattersi but when the will of the dead is inIparab'.e from the ?ublick good, the fhl- filling of'it then ought furely to be elteemed much morficred i for the violation of' it, in fuch a care, is the molt impious of all ficrilege, and the higher treafon again{t mankind. There're frequent complaints of this infamous _wace in Oxro. t, and I will venture to arm, fektom without reafo,. though generally without redr; which mull neceffarily put a F t.o th nerous purpofes of many peffons. wh? mtght per. haps become great benefa&orsto the tlfiterfity, were tlae, afl'ured tliat

y an their munificence woukt be honeflly

allied. and not divided between a cormorant H�at or a college and hi perjur'd abettom . We find a remarkable inlhnce of this evil in Dr. 'the n% 40xvos, whi is Vy w worth o condition.. - The dr vmg  a  t of CLa. �'s HiRory, ing tM ?arliamenty fftatiou of the univ=fity o- Oxvo, n, in the-yt 641. ds the words: d thus far pom the t q that ble eer, the rl q CLARENN  hi   ueatd as a  a to the es tt fun d, mg t rag g thts til : hieh gi, flit d b rightimpr'

Terre. Filius. 9 its im re :on, might have been a fienefaSion of an in- efiimable value to us; but it falling into the hand$ of n Paso o?pre'd ith the ant ofmon, &e. it ha come oft o its ;u rot and advanta e abe'e three thoud unds. In&ed there ere n:e laudable erts made to recover part ff this rum in the vice- cbancellorfi;i of . Laner, wvtue of   uff tratton i but his honefi endeavoun haye fface bten ren- hmfifome m to  funk at one time, and by one man for I do not find, that, in this particular de- predation, he had any co.rtners or accomplice: But ould it apar, upon enquiry, (which e,quiry it all be my bne io make,) tt the very fame rfon ha, been guilt of man other fuch-lik e frau- . Y Y . dulent ap ro rotions, what on be eed m �rt ume (i fuch fdalous eorrupuons go unex- min'd md mppm'd)but that moR of our coe mu utup  tes that the fellows of them mu turn vbond mendimnts ov the tth; aud that the univfity mu Ncome a den of thies, inked of what it wa once II, the fltond hool q church, ?d the =t mary.of letts. whtch I could mmtiou, Nay, m rome 1Ieg, '. the revmues are atrdy rue  low, b the m man,emit nd collufion of te gg rt them, that it is with the te diI th make up theiraciountsat the dits, or times ap- pointed f that pu; infomuch, that the favi?, which uf to  canvafi'd with g appli- cactus, as the mo vfluable o in collsge,  now come fo inconfidmble md contemptible, tough t inuicacy and nfon of thin ans,

no body cares to undertake it, unlet rome humble creature of the Tyrant-H�at, who is oblig'd to ac- cept of it with a good grace, to ferve a dguble . P liey; as by this means he may conceal from vulgar eyes how bad a condition their affairs are in, and by whole fault they became foFor I have heard, by the by, that a!! H�^Ds of colleges, and Senior f_dlows, do not pay their Batteh as they ought to do. But I was/'peaking of my lord Clarendon's hifo- ry. Is it not a very difcouraginff confideration

o all future benefaCtors that fo grat-a man, as this

noble author, fhould watch fo many nights, and vafle fo much oF his brain, only to enable one man ro fare/hrnpmoufly every day; to entertain Lords and minitiers of fate to eat French kickfhaws, and drink French wine; to game, to wench, to/tock.ob,

nd indulge himfell in all the vanities and vice o

the world ? t have indeed often heard it argued in defence or rather in commotion of'this venerable deceiver, that he was a very worthy, but unrtunate gentle- man; that the too& urgent necemties obliged him at that time to do what he did that it hadbeen the ca of a great many very heneft men, betides' him;  that if we waited with chrif}ian patience, and cluim charity, he would, no doubt, poor gentle- mn! honefdy re-imburk us with a gr. eat dealmore of. fuch dd-man-like fluff, which might with. as muc.h )ufiice be pleaded in behalf of a lick-tocket, or m vdrnq.mn. Nay, don't we, in like manner, often hear the friends of one who comesto the gallows, .fly, with tears in their eyes, alas! poor young man! his mir- fortunes brought him to thisi aecety obliged him to it: whereas, perhaps, if you examined his life, you would find that his vices were his only mbleor- tues i and that, if Igecety did oblige him to it, yet tlat

that it was a long court of rakijgs drinking, whoring, and gaming, that brought him to that Nece/ty; he therefore to be pitied ? is he therefore to  fended ? Methinks the hed3ip of a ollege, with a go living tack'd to it,-(which pra&ice I all hereafter der).and to or three other preferments outd be enough' to make an humble fucceffor of the apof- tles, a meek follower of'efus Chr eafy in the world, d to keep him decent and fleck enough nd to' eftape contempt, without running over head a ears in debt, and plundering publik or to k himfell out of gaol efpecially, if to all there add a large paternal inheritance, which this unfortu. ate gentleman usually had. For my pt, I could  content to live hourly, and rve my couuuy, for a quarter of that encou. ragement. But'I would ask there indulgent vindintora of fraud and corruption, whether, fuppofing the neckties, and theme misfortunes, every H o a college, or every ye[.Caact[to has not aa qual right to pay hs vate debts with the pub- lik money he is intruaed with; and, whethefth time indigence, and the time compaon is not due to one as well as anothe: and then, if it be m next ueion is, whether our lma Mater not m an hopeful way of thnng, and he nine. rofis fimily of children of being brought up, under fch guardia d trufiees. It has of late, I conte, been very indurioufly given out by the friends of fiis reverend gentlemani tha he has made up this matter, and i the debt which Ivey much doubt, and not wthout vy od reons: nay, were it pub!ickly declar b scMemical authority, that ty ve received 11 fa- tisfaion therein, I ould be induc'd to look upon it as a de axtEce to'nc from fie World what

az Terra-Fili. v. what fools and bubble they fuffer themlilies to be to a perfon, who ha c0zm'd them in fo flagrant a TERR/E-FILIU$. N � Find that the reverend Dons in Ox- roan are already alarm'd at my ap- pearance in publick, as may be lien by the following letter, which no body there can doubt to be genuine, when he reads the rticular it contains. Dear T,,a.v. Oxf_orl,.$unday yah. 22: A M ju come fm g an ingiou " def of our univW, aainR the loud " d n!e rmches of tho-fe, who, "e G, (for fo fd the pincher) are ot of "he was well afturn, tt notwinding the hel- "li attempt of o, who drg and impioty "rilles himfell a Free-thinker and a Free-f?eaker, it "could not poffibly be any enchantment againfi Ja. "cob, nor any divination ag#infi our lfraeli /r Ne "merdesof G' od are written on our oalls in charae- "kg f Babyl. H=e he was plms d to exptam "fdf in teg m tt, by t-bng of  "the

w Terra-Filius. "t;ne buildings at .alii-Souls and Chrifi-Ohu�h col. ,' lefts, tho' long at a and, were now like to go "oi that contri.bufions came in apace l that ea "day brought w:th it its benera&ion; and there- ,' fore, the ma 0/7 God doubted not but that very "loon oxford vould be jught tear, wen i Oxford. "In this, and in th!s only I agreed with his Cora- "leney, our preaching advocate. "It is expe&ed here, that you will vindicat "yourlf againR this gro/i, foam. ing divine, whole ,' name I need not mention; it s fufficient to tell "you that he is a grave * H�,t of a college. if ,' you do your felfjultice in this, you {hall hae "more intelligence from ' .Where is not a wore! in the oelifts language, which bas more envy and ill-will attending it, than Reformation: it has indeed a terrible found, and ons much uneafine/i and ill humour in the minds -. o5 my loving countrymen and fellow-fubjeCts. Re. formatica neceffarily implies corruption.and moll pe6- pie are as loath to 'hear of tl,eir own faults, as they te willing to difcover tho�e ol; others. I never card .of any Re.rmation either in church or date, ubliek or rivate, but what was ttrenuoufly o po- P p . P {id by thole, whom it a.&ed molt, with popular d:mour, and unjutt infinuauons. A madman never thinks himfell mad; and a le:vgate bird can't abide to hear of the Seons. The bed: men, and .the belt things in the world, have, moil of them, rocknames fix'd upon them, to

Terr-Fitim', v, render them odious or ridiculous to the'common a; which a ertain et o entlemen whom love ancl honour, have a deve knack at doing: the]/ can frly explain liberty into licentioufnefi, mercy into fear, juttice into cruelty, wiflom into chance, and chance into wifdom. In the fame manner �ormtion bei_ n hrmlefs, unexceptionable word )-F:elt; they ve chmg_ed it in.to.i.noth?, which crries a very bad found ong wth it, l N Nov By this rehgious fright of hand, they haw per. (ua&d many ignorant ixle out of their fenres, made them believe that to reform is to .aemotifi,  that to redrexq grievances is to commit 'tevances; aucl that to punifh offen&xs is to o?pms the inn0. cema'he eentlemen of the univerfities have �ucceede3 wonderully, by the help oF th lege,..rn.ain, _uon the weakneff and ignot. ance ot mankma. 'l'ney have perfuadcd the mulumde, that a or mentary zi[�tation of' the univerlitie w prove the �- - �' ' ii cermn and total exttqrauon of learning and rd g- on. - And oh! that it were the multit#de that they have thus perfuaded ! To fuppo. rt this delufio. n, .ey keep their ,:,,, aecl oevances to themielves .as much as they an""i �r -g corruptions and grievances, of which themfdves are the authors, they axe fo rnod not to &fire any redre or remedy: they think an ill bird which befouh his own nejt, _and there.fore tenderl hufh u their ownfcandalous ra6hces, the y P P . andYbrand all complaints and informations a.gnft them, with the infamous name of difobedienc�, undutifulnefi, and ingratitude,, . to their alma This trick, as fhallow as it is, has kept man)i I!oneft gentlemen From difco.veting wtrat they cout ot heF coMemr/me in 'their hearts: they will not r - them.

v. Terrte. Fi!iu. themfe!ves l:e oonfpirators in fraud; neither will they in orra ainft their brethren, which the thinig difionourable and fcandalous: all men dare not com- bat with a!umny and ill ufigei all men are Werra-FdlusS. You e, reader, that I had no ooner undermke this task, but.l railed a ne of holy 0 and hor- nets about my rs an huge old drone, grown an exeeve bulk upon the fpoi! o many year, has thought fit, you e, to tI me trile begore his learned audience, at st Mry', church Oxvouu. it is, it feems, an HELsM ArZMPT endsyour to bring about a reformation o the verfities; and ir is DARO and ImvlOU in e tO fide ray, If a FRtE-TmER and a FREE-SPAKER: poor man poor man What, art aaid ! ould tell talcs out of fchool, how a certain fat door got be3-maker with child, and plaid veral other un- lucky pranks? That would be DRx and indeed. No, no, never tier rhy llg mani I love a retff omm myfelh and I never &fire any better ulige in the world, than as I do unto others, to dote unto mfelf. 8o erat in z'otis. Howeve(, the next time you mount the pulpie aforefiid, what, if among all the ?ying fins this wicked age, you flould men,on and adulter, and give them a entle rebuke, or Never fr, the women wall t[mk neer the fo worfo of you they know you are ldom in earne there: betides, you know, ople wili be apt to guefs at twenty fooli reafons why tho).tm tra greom, in Drticur, are le out of'the 1ogue. ,  - Now will I be judg'd by the borld, whether Ouch  iend as I have proCd myfelf to be to this pi do&or, dearyes, in return for all his feevice:i: fuch unkind ufige and fcurvy apllations as I met with fom him i but rome m  the

won't fhew you common good manners, u�e theta .never fo civiliy: ! proreit, I have a vail ref� for all the reverend tead and governors of colleges hais in both univerfities and I am refolv'd, it illall not be my fault, ifr there is any mi[uruterflanding be. I am glad, with all my hear, to hear that the new buildings at �hri.#-Church and 11-$ouls col- leges go on again, and that contributions come in apace, as mention'd by the do&ori but I would not have them fet their minds too much upon ne, qua. drangles, and empty libraries, and iacious halls, and coftly chapels, and painted windows, and marble 'lltar-pieces and large cellars, and fine gardens, and flable,, and co,,cl-houp,, and p, mmer-houp,, &c. fly, do&or, I would not have them fpend all their time in contriving and gaping at there things; but et apart, at leaR, one day in a quarter of a year, the lot ttudies of phiIofophy and religion. 1'11 affure you, I have heard rome bitter men, friends to the univerfity, obferve That, of late years, iences and arts hax e dedin'd in Oxrd, in propor- tion as their fineries have incread. Nay, I mytlq, when I fee a fellow mightily be- �patte'd with lace and embroidery, am very apt to fufpe his infide, and fly to myfelf, I warrant you, that fellow there has room enough in his nod- rile. But how, will you fay, can I compare the fa- mous uuivefity of Oxvon to a ridiculous Londo: Fop? I will conclude this paper, which i write in vi'.;- tlication of relyfell againt the afpefions or' my ene. mies, with telling you a merry fory,and a very When I had publifh'd my two firf papers, I unter'd about town, like o, her half-fleet au:hor from one coffee-houfe to another, and mingled my- fell in all the/r ca, to hear what wa hid of my .. lucubrations.

lucubrations. I will not here give an account o� what various turns of mortification and plealure I we.nt through upon this occafion but will only ac- quaint my reader with one pafge: going into a certain famous coffhe-hou not tr t,'om Temple- Bar, I law a chfter of' gentlemen talking together as loon as I got amongft them. one of them ask'd whether they had en the new paper, call'd T err,- Filius ? To which an eminent 0 x v o R r profeffor, who was prdnt, anfwer'd, that he had, and could ffure them, upon his aflronom/�al word and our, that there was nothing in it, but lies, and impudence, and �currility  0 x v o t r, laid he, is a learned and blaretie/3 fociety. What, fiid another gentleman, ate there no abu�es, Sir, no corru?tion, no frauds, no debauchery, no difloyalty, no perjury', nothing of this nature in Oxford? None, at all, re- plied the learned prolixflor. No, faid the gentleman again ? not in M E a ? o  college, Sir ? Hum ! why, indeed, quoth hk profefforip upon this, yes, really, I have heard of firange doings there. And ought nor, faid the gentleman, thoii: flrange doings to be correc"kd? Sir, fiid the profeffor, we have nothing to fay to Merton college; we don't look upon it any part of the univerlity  they are all rank

anccs, $zr, and �o brufla d off ,n a pailion.

$ Ferr-?ilius.  o v; T E R R,;E-F I L I U S. N � ,ui tulerit Gaaccao de fiditione luerentes . Juven. It LL t __ ._"- -'- ' - O Y A L T Y and veneration for crown'd 1:.. i b,ad, are two things for wbichOx- I._ L ..: vonD has mo exava ntly celebrated , g t itff of Ate years. St. M,  's pul- pit tin eternally with ths fulfome tick, efpelly upon the thirtieth ua, and the twen-ninrh of Mq; at which m (afi a long-wind defipfion of the hot- mrs and cflamitis which were occafion'd by the rg  and of the glory aM hap?inefi which were re- immoral honour the  of tit r$t, in r- x, ,., ohtfin'd by their inviol]e adherence o the yal u, even (s oe off them not lon ao alb. Bu it is vemarkdble tMt they never talk fo much of loyalty, as when they are prchiug up treafon d re]iion: the rfon I alluded to in the laR par&. gnph is a notorious inflce of this; whb, about o yrs ao, prc a fmon fu of nothing el but fMidon an] compliments u on his old . ' p  her, which [moa the Lord-juices of the r?m ( in t King's ablenee) ordet'd the vice-chancellor  prote accoxg to e Katute, though be was

o Terr-Filiu 9 ot plea?d to oey_ their orders. A full ac�ollrlt this fhall be the ubje& of Come future papers, l e a proper opportunity. By lyal7 is generafly underaoo3 a firm and dy afie&ion to the lawful prince of our country, Co as o be ready, upon all juff occafions, to venre our iives and tortunes in hs rvice: but finee, in thef days of kion and divJfion, there are alway two and rometimes more contendin rties, and fince boh or all o thcte parties call their own caufe the u caufe, and their own tide the right fide, the word 1oyaby, like innumerable other words, is come a meet found, without any certain meaning for as there is no common point agreed upon, where talty ought to centeri or, which is the time, as me rights and titles, and powers of Kings are eve- ry day dituted, upon which only the meafures loyalty depcnd lo alt and dioyalty, proceeding out of d}rent mouths, have a equivocal fignification, and e peetually jumbled and confus'd. Thus 0 x v o a n was always remarkable for it loyalty; that is, it always efuk8 one fide or was always warm and a&ive, and meddling n the intereR o tbme h. ourire prince, or tyrant, or ufur- per, or rebel, or inva&r, or pretender; (in defiance many times, o oaths, abjurations, and deeee$ to the ontrary,) who beh thus honour with its trona e, was immediately dubb'd a ?nter patrie  g and became the anointea of the Lord. To tflk of Oxvo loyalty in any other fenfe dull banter and wimace the EniflJ hiry of black inances of its per:'erfenes and difobedien to good princes and oF its tartly and adulation to bad ones  of its perpetual murmurings again all governments that did not make much of them, and of its humble fubmion, and dutifd refignation to thole which were flways adding to its chaters privileges.

30 Terre-Filiu. vx, It is indeed a place which has been �o much noted �ot faion and turbulency of f?ifit, that it became a monkifh proverb Chronica fi pen]}s, cum tugnant Oxonienfes, t'ofi tau�o$ me$, volat ira per Angligincn�ea. You fee, reader, what ,dmbidexters in loyalty thet .boafling [choolmen are i whatever they call the right, s infil!ibly the right i and whatever they call loyalty is undoubtedly fo, though to your ?yes it may look like quite the contrary. Thus, an gnorant fanatick may perhaps call it treafon, and /bdifion, and the Lord 'knows what, for a parfort, at this time of clay, to preach in defence oI' the Pretender. But, fly the reverend gnmen, he is our rightful heredi. tar), King, and therefore it is loyalty to defend his title againit all the wicked powers of this world. fly, Izut, flys the fanatick, why then did you fwear him out of his ellate? Does it become loyal fub- je&s to abjure their hwful rince, and fwear to the Ufurper in poffeflion ? Undoubtedly, flys fither minick, provided perjury is the only method left to reftore him.: it is n& indeed, flys he, juflifiable ad hoe, as t is a vicked oath but it is juftifiable, stuo.d ill#d, as it conduces to a good end. It is plain, therefore, that they are the loyaleft lads alive at Oxrouu for they will take oaths, though never fo bad5 and break oaths, though never fo gooc15 they will lye, fhuffle, evade, prevaricate, and tick at uothing to ?referve their lo'alty.---To make this plain to a demonttvation, I will give ]you a sketch. of their loyalty for a few years pall. What chuld be a greater mark of'loyalty !n the forts of /fis, than their publifhing a decree, m the reign of Charles II. condemning, as unthrifii and darrmabk, all manner of rfianee towards pnnces, even in cafes o the utmol extremity ? What could difcover

w. Terra-Filiz:s. difcover greater refignation and fubmiffion to Got and his vice�nt? And yet, did they not diffover as plain a mark: of their loyalty in breaking that decree the very next reign, and joining with the prince of Orange again King ames, and in placing him upon the throne .--And did not we I&e another equal mark of their u'/haken loyalty, in oppofing the prince o� Orange after they had invited him over, and fix'd him upon the throne, gotlowing King ame$ in his exile, which. th 7 had octorlon'd, with their prayers and pious wifhes ? During the reign of' the late Queen .aN N/, their loydty had feveral turns and fetches; but toward the latter end of her lif, it difcoer'd ittklf firmly feetled in her interell, by openly, el'pouting the cauf� of her Rival. "l'heir condu&, fince the acceffion of his prefent majetty, is �o frefh in every body's roemot D that, 1 lear, it will be thought impertinent to repeat. �ome inthnces of' it. It is well known, that Ow, the rebel, 'ann companions, were entertained publickly by' molt of' the H-aos of collegesi that they walked oh. out the ttreets, at noon.day, with the mob at their heel, huzzaing King Jas and the Duke o' O,on for e,er, and no lJsuu,us, in defiance of' the govern. merit and the friends of the government that the fw' friends it had there went every day in danger of their lives from them and their abettors i that they a&ua!ly befieged Oriel college, and demanded' out o['it two gentlemen, remarkable for their zeal br the protefhnt fuecetlion, to facrifice to the mob that they inlifted great numbers of uclents and' others in the Pretender's caufe; that they marked all the hort$ there fit for fervice, and waited only for th news of' the Duke of OUMor?slanding in the wett; upon the firit reception of which, they defiga'd toil[ C  off,

ffina body to join him{ I need not mention tha the I'reeder's health a$ drunk openly and unrefer- vediy in all places; and that a gentleman of Mertou tlege was put into the blck book for drinking K. Goo'shealth, and obliged to plead the benefit of the a fgrace to get his degt, after he had been [ep out of it to year fbr that heinous once that all fi'tmons, publick fches, and declamations cre fiuff'd with eproaches and infults un the King and his minidry  that they ?relented a knomn Wromoter of the Pretender's ufe in Ireland with a door' aezre. un the very day of the King's corona:ion; a:d that, at lad, a regiment cf dra- goons mch'd into Oxvoa. fword in hand, to pre- v their t;fing n op rebel!ion.---Are not all thc' vy phm and undotable marks of the lied- fafi loyalt =d age&ion which our teamed old mo. her p-ees to crown'd heads, and the anointed of the d  I was lly eeed by the King's frids v, whg fio tge vko]ent ock of there com- motions, tt as loon as things were fettle& rome eth would  t:ken by the govnment to ea- bl: the protefiant inter in the univerfiries upon u la,ting foundation, by logping away the dififfe und foflorn memrs of tMt corrupted boy. They hougnt that this wm an oprtunity which could not  red5 a provofion which could not  put up; that the honour due to the King, to his fimity and admintion, which we all treated in -fuch a conmmelous manner, demanded at lff rome ub)ick rration; and that difcouragement, pfe- tton, and ruin odd not for ev continue to be the reynard of loyalty and zefl for the rotaut fu. But, I know not by what ill te, that prokg [ortuni xva flipp'd  the Kin's friends remain g . 11 'd, md the ns hono raed to this

tab y; which is Co far from having any good ,.fie& upon their d. efperate minds. that they infute the forbearance which has been us'd towards them. fligmatizing it with the name of fear, and boa their uiumphs over the Whigs, whom they oppreti with impunity, and'over the King, who _riflers "ther to ufi his friends i ]9ch a manner, without any r ttraint or any apprehentions. TERK-F!LIUS. N �. = - :Tantan animis coelejtilSus ira ? Virg. W .  z,l E s r A r. February, 8. i=-) E XT to their in viol able Fautrrr to prince. s, U }  g r M t �r among themfelves is another darli attri. . g .  bute, which our academical patriots apply to themllves, and flall b= the fubje& of ths days pa We are told by them, in a declamatory manneri that locicries of' learning are quiet and peaceable fo- cieties i hat the fiats o the mules maintain none but good-natur'd and ct';rian principle, fuch as concord. harmony. and brotber affeion; that the gowa breathes nothing of firire and contention, o{ fiaud and treachery. of riva}y a,d ambition5 that k ha$ none ofthot jarrings and bickerings wch mo- c 

4 Terra. Filings. left other communities; and that our uniCerfities, for inthnce, (the molt famous focieties of learning in the world ) are an undeniable proof of this ob- fervation. This has at fira fight,.a very plaufible apprance, nnd has, no doubt, in d x world of iorant fdites to the belie[ o it they mk t ought to be, s they are told it is. and knowing nothing to the contrary. they ieve t it is fo: thus are all hlfe- hs ebli'd. But though dgns are to be catch'd thus. to e& the hme 'ulity om or.rs, who have hv'd among them for any time, is fuch conrum- mate, bnefic'd--(l know not what to 11 it,) ch hden'd ontery, as no men in the world, but our all fchoolmen, could be guilty blu for them whila I relate it. The mo doquent an3 enownea Bdety o e and fier-omen, when they get hr enough out of town, among their filly count ac uain-  q._ rance and relations. may fay, with a bold dogmaucal r. that o{ all neovle the live the mo comforta-   and iovin I o [ther. nd that Billin ate is the  nebMurh in the world l that they have none  thole idle fqmbbles, and downi difputes te, which e fo equent among the dames and mms in coun=y villages; and they may add, that as'they all d alike in fi, it is their bUffhers d intereft to aree amongR themeIves, and not call wre andch. an3 hll to fcratching, and iearing, and pulling off' one another's caps, when they o. ught to be vending their commodities. This woula �ound very probable to folks who know no better: but to tell iuch thin,eO any one, who has N'en frequently there, and an eye and an ear wireels of their noify harangues, and bloody skir- mifl, es, is fuch a piece of impudence, as even an yfitr-omn would bhth to ix: guilty of.

s �r,e-F)l$ts. As �oarfe as the a?plicafion may em, I do not uefion to rove it a rery ju one5 na, I will q P .. . Y. . prove that oxford out-does B,,'lingfgate m thxs point, thou h their ovon ?aifes are fo ?rodi iousi for the g . g y will not clc to tell us fine bombaf flories of their unanimity and brotherlYthlOVe upon the very �pot, anc! at the very time � ar e kicking and cuffing before our eyes.--Such is the toodeity of matricu- lated goryomen. There academical oy]ter4vomen world fain r�uacle us, that they live n a ftriec union that they are- the belt ancl earleft of' his rnajelty's .fubjecOcs that they never ditturb their country, nor mterru?t their own 1tudies with unchriltian jealoufies, or perfonal altercations i that they are all of the time opinion in religion, gov.ernment, and ?hilofophy.; and that, in /hort, there is fo entire an harmony amongIt. them that were the Roman tyrant now alive, he mght in �ome meafure cornpleat his cruel wifl, and dltroy the whole community at one blow. Whereas, whoever reads Wood's.antiquities, (who'. was partial enough in confcience on their fide) or any .other hillory of Oxford, will find them almolt continually e. ngaged in faions, tumults, riots, and law-fuits, ether amongtt themlIves, or with the- townlinen, or titangers, who came to/&tie there: nay, he will find,that they �ometimes came to pitch'd battles, and kill'cl great numbers on both fides, in defiance of their ttatutes, and frequent admonitions', from their forereigns to the contrary; as well as of' chrittianity, and .t. ne precepts of our holy religion. It would be ri&culous for me to croud �uch a pa-. per as this with tedious quotations at large to prov � every thing: I fay i my defign being to reduce the .Oxvoun hiltory to a i'mall compaq, and to make it intelligible to the commonef readers t for which tea;on I all mention only the general heads, ancl.' appeal for the truth of particulan to thole many vo

36 erra-Flius. lumes which have been written upon this �ubje, de[, ing any per{on to falfify my account in any redial point. In thof volumes he will find a full relation of their dix effe quarrels between the city and the uni- vofity; erween one part of the univcrfity and ano- ther, covcening de&ions, private rights and privi- leges, or onl,, upon piques a,,d unreafonable grudgesl of quarrels btween the chancelto: and the fchoiars; between the clerical and lay 1tudents: between the clergy at:d the Jews; between the fcholars and the mendicants; between ttudents in one faculty and fl'udenrs in another taculty, and between fludents of the time facult; between: fcholars or' different na. tions, or of dfierent counties in the time nation; md of tome quarrels or other, between rome body' or other., in the univerfity, aimoil in a regular un- interrupt ed fucce.7on. I mull own, that the fchohr, in molt of their tlifputes and quarrels with the towntmen or aliens, ufualty came off the bali at laft, and brought their dverfariesdown upon their maxrow-bones to them but I wou!d not have them wagger too much up- on this. as if they were therebre always in the right  for the fondneii and partiality of molt princes, a: that time, towards eligous minaries and eccle- �ml!ical perfons was very of're, the only teafort hat hex were not ie'erd) Dnitl,'d, as m many cats they detrv'd i notwithflanding 'hat they were acqui tecl by the King regnant, or the Pope, (whole catfe they were tcrving) with impunity, and, per- haps, with marks of honour. At the famous riffration of Maudlin college, in King laszs IFs time, the bifc, op of 6'hefler told the e'[lows in a fl'eech; "That their/bciety had , been long exercis'd in the methods ot: quarrelling; "had always been troubled with faSious tpirits and u t�lt}' mutineers, ever fmce the reftoration of the

"late King: that they had encouraged quarrels "amongthemfelves; quarrels between themfelve "and prefident; quarrels at length between them- "felves and rifftot. That by thet leps, from quar- "rellin with the prefident and vititor, they had g . . "at Iaff advanc'd to the higheft ptch of mfolence "to quarrel with their prince, and affront his ticred "majetty'." Which l mention the rather, becauf'e it came out of the mouth of a flranch Troy_ church. man, wfi'o wouId not furely havepronounc'd fo harth a ceniure upon one of the chid colleges in Oxvoun, without a fufficient fhundation. They will not, I prefume, anYwet this charge, by asking me, whether I will allow tho proceedings, which the biflop reproach'd them with, to detrve the reproach ? becaufe moff people are conyinc'd, by their late condu&, that the), ha.e themfelves hear- tily repented of hote proceeditems. The time fpit,.'r of U^nT� continues amon. gt them tti115 OxvoaD is jut .the time in its anUent and in its preknt ftarc Whigs and Tories, Georgites and 5eacobites, orti:o.ox and unorthodox are not the only difin(Rions  but they have alfo their variou. divifions and fubdivifions5 we e Whigs engaged againl Whigs, Tories againfit Toit's, matcrs againR doffors and hea,is of colleges, x9,ior fi'llows againf't junior fellows. one college againf[ another college, and man), colleges 0gainf themfifives. Their great unanimity tem  to be this they ne- ver quarrel till they /all out; and are always very snanimous, as long as they are of one mind. . Other uani;zJit than thisknow I none, unlefs it be n bullymg the under. graduates, and infulting the trefint government.

  • Aliffe, d. I.Iag.

If it thould be objet'ted, that it is impoltible for

my fociety in the world to live in a perfeg!: ttate

of unanimity, without �ome anirnofities, jealoues and diflkntionsi and that it is therefore ridiculous lo raii at the univerfities for what all other locieries are liable to; I anfwer, very true l nay, I will go farther, and own, that I do not think fuch a ttri& unanimity at all commendable amongit ftudents and philo. fophers, who ought to putrue truth and know- ledg., without any regard to the opinions of others: I do not think that it is one of the duties of bre- thren. But ought not any men to be laugh'd at, for giving themtkh'es fuch ttrange airs about a thing which is not in its own nature commendable, and which they are fo entirely dettitute of', if it were? The onlv unanimity, which would be really praife-worthv in an univerfity, is an unanimity to grant all rfien treedom and toleration in 'heir prind?!es and opinions, which would be the eater help and encouragement to knowted e' gr . g, and which, for that real'on, I de�patr of ever �edng cthblifncd.

7err,e ?ilins TERR-FILIU$. N' VII1. .,'ldhuc fib judice lis eft. S^rrmY, :February I I.  R I E V 0 U $ and terrible has been the fquabble amongft our chrono- Iogers and genealogifts concerning the Preeed.once of OXVoRD anii C^MBRmE. What Deluges of' chriftian ink have been fhed on both fides in this weighty contro- verty, to prove which is the ekler ofthe�e two learned and mof ingenious Ladies? It is wondcrful to me that they fhould be always making themfelves older than they really are  �o contrary to mof of their who love to conceal their wrinkles and grey hairs as much as they can; whereas thefe two aged ma- trons are always uarretling for �eniority, and em- p,o),m�un�el to plead their cautes for cm. The,'e are old Nick Gntalupe and Caus on one fide and ryan T;vyne and Tony Wood on the other; who, with equal learning, deep penetration, and acuteneff, have traced their ages back, God knows how fir: one was born jutt after the liege of Troy, and the othe feveral hundred years before Chrifts fince which time they have gone by as many names as the pretty little bantling at Rome, or the woman that

flat w hang'd tother day in gnglan! for  and twenty Husbands. Oxfa,d fly they, was the daughter o  an old Brit King who all'd her kom one Name, Care Me'i;k, alias Greeklade, [eeehla, alias idyeen, alias Belloqtum, alias ear, d, ias Oxfordl as all t ms children have v names. So was Ca;&idge, fly oths, the daughter ne Cantabet, a 57a rebel and fugitive, who ed h Carm, t, flias Cantabridge, aas Cam- idge. That I may not aont either of th& ld I u'J}} not ke upon qe to deride which of the o hath mofi wrink.es in her backfide. Who knows but that they may be twins? they are fo much alike in their tempers and complexions, that it is not imp, obabte. But wheth it be fo or not, or fuppofing that neithe of them is half fo old as ,e would be th(,ught to be, I am lure they areth o enough to be much bette than they are. From the ntiie accounts that we have of there o conending Grannies, they were untoward crofs. ain'd ba gages t;-om children ! have read fome- F g � wkere, t'a m, Oxenlord bd her ather Km . . Issvucu kid her breech, Nfore ff, e was four )'east oad i a..d tat ming Ca,tab us'd monfieur Can- t,ebrr, I.er gtcr, but tt,le teri but as it was lng ago, a,d as I have forgot my author, I will nt =flkxcra'e the tuth of it. Never' he]c!s, it is certain from all hifloris, both friencs ar.d les, tat fince they have come to wo. ma, 's cidate. ,he ha, e Et-tn a couplz o'f the aranrc vo:.s el:at e, cr mae., ater. In [oiiticks and reli- gion x, ho but :he', ? Nothing was lawthl or or- ox but 't hcy, for,oth, nomin,,:ed fuchi d no Fublick m.u:'es cou.d t eight but what ey Nd an hnd in. Kit. dS md }rinces were God's immediate

7err, e-Filittr. immedia,e vicegerent,, or the minivers of the vili rightful governours, or ufurpers; mercifhl lets, or abominable tyrants, jua as they happen d to pIm or dilleafc them; tho' ir is worthy mark, that ,o monarchs ever feem'd to pieaFe them fo well as thok who difpleafed all their fubjeOs be- fides; for whenever they were not the peculiar ourites of the on, the Cron never r right upon his or her head who wore it: to adjua which oricvance, they n)ade it their butine to talk trea- n from morning to night, and fpirit up their neighbo.rs to rebellion; tbr being women, they knew tbeir petticoats would prote them, take what liberties they pleas'd. In Religion they were as whimfical and as pofitiw as in politicks5 rometimes they would be of on [eligi. n, and rometimes of another, ira5 as it cama into their old crazy noddies; but were alway violent in th defence of that which at any time they pro- left'd, and implacable again thole who oppos',' ilarring, bmning, and glbetting, one year, all petforts holding fuch opi-nions, and the next year, perhap f=ring all thole in te time manner, who did not hold the very time opinions. in this vexatious and mihievous courk hav there our reverend old mothers conrinu'd for feveral centuries, wnngling themfelves about trifles, and fetung. mankind together by the ears about pemnent quarrels and altercations. I cannot find that either of them were ever 'd, tho' they would perfuade rome. vifionary peoo at they are, both marry'd very well to a perton whom I don t care to name i which I know to b faire, the fiid perfort having long tince taken ano- ther holy lady to x;ife, who has prov'd but a bad �pou�e to htm and ! don tthtnk he would en�ou rage lolgag. Married or not marry'd, they ham

4= Terr,e-Filius. both had abundance of children, whom they adop- ted, and undertook to bring up in learning and the fear of the Lord i but initcad of' that, have educated them in i noraace and wickednet}, teachin them g. , g to be juft inch ill-natur d, troublerome brats as them- P1gego And. indeed, it could not be otherwit; for they' had always the rod in their hands, and woe be to him that would not do as his mother bid him, If any of them were naturally ever fo well di�- pos'd, they were brow-beaten, and us'd like dogs, tit1 they learn'd their duty, every day threaten'd to be turn'd out of doors, unduti�ul chit ! as they ought to be, and as fcverai have been a&uall tr- , Y red. But then it muff be confider d, that where one would fiand it out till it came to this, twen- ty chore rather to be fondled up, and call'd mo- ther's lou.n toys at any expence i martyrdom not being now in half' the vogue that it haih formerly �,'e have, in particular two remarkable Inthn- ces of'a couple of unlucky young rogues, who ot . g into their mother's good graces and by that means into good preli:rment, merely by their impudence and abufing mankind; betides which, they have likewit got the reputation of the belt men in their relpec"'tive times and are flinteel for their pains. The molt reverend Dr. William Laud, and the reverend father William, are the men I mean; the firft of whom having play'd the tyrant over a col- lege fbr rome years, came at lalt, by the meth. ods jutt before mention'd, to tyrannize over his prince and the whoe nationi bringing in due tinfe, by pt. ting on foot wicked rneafirer q' all ]rts, the firft to a block, and the laft into ei,il war and de13Iation: indeed, it mutt be own'd, he led the wa]/himthlf

Terr.Filis. 4't by an untimely end, being overtaken in the full ca- reer of his iniquities, by the uf vengeance oF 3.1- migh*y God. The other is ttill living, and will not ( I hope ) ever have it in his power to carry �o high an hand over us5 bur he has been aiming ar it, and in the ttation which he is now in, is ac2ing as much ty- ranny, and more moral diflonetty than his prede. ceffor ever did; for which, of cour�e, he is accoun- ted madam /;" / s be! boy, and ycleped the father of th.at. Jbdety, which for tenty years he has been tinning. The firft thing that we hear meritorious of him is, that he quickly fpent a good eftate left him by his natural parents, and then went to pillag!ng his college as fall as he could5 upon which, his mo- ther, who adopted him, thought him a proper per- fort to manage her affairs, and put into his hands all her papers, books, and ready cafh, relying folely up- on his prudent and juft adminiftration  every groat the had' in the world came into fither Wilb'am' hand, and loon went out of them again; for there is a certain imbecility in his fingers, which will not fuffer him to keep any money between them as he once told an High-German 21rtifl, who gave him'h piece off money, and bid him keep it in his han'd if he could: Prithee, friend, fiid he, don't trouble me with thy money  all the world knows 1' could never keep a 7 money in my hands in my life t3ut gie it my brother H----le yonder, and I'll gage be keep it fail enough. . . His doting mother, inftead of' reinting ths un- thriftinel; and inditecOt management, loves him the better for it, and hugs him the clofer to her bofom; lffuck, good may it do him, flys the poor old wretch i I rejoice tba't I have/ ,orthy a child to fpend vbat I hve g.ot i'I take it ver kindly 0fBiily, that he

44 Terre. Filitt. itI mat'e [b free with me; and thereupon gave him ano, h ood place, which he quickly brought ro fucflration. But what p]ms the gd o]d gent'cwoman moff of all is. that Bally is a ver ]earned man, and la!ks Latin and Greek 'o her now anti thcn, and abuIs the difihneg. an I the bop of 3avgor, whom Laes like fo many roads i For ro v the whole truth. fhther H/iti3am knows very c]] how to p';mfe her. and whcedle her morley our of her pock- ersi h,. knowq, ff he gains her heart, e may com- mand her pr. Up,, the whole, either rhe voaerahle old mo. thers mu have the;r_ hands tied behinu them, or the nat;on w;l] :un mad N. B. Lc an} of the fqueamiflj itick$, [o meroua in and about this meto]:, ou'd take fence at my ca}line fchcr Filtiam madam  s's be b,, and at fevera} o:her fuch exprcom which to cla%; know al] men by thet p[etenrs, that dren in the univ&fities eat pat md go in mg fill  are fourf core.

TERR.FILIUS. N O IX. Pueri$ dant crtula $!andi Doca'oRv-s, Elementa velint ut difcere prima. I-{or. W IDIqESD& �, 2Ve$ruary xS'. Find. when a man opens his mouth in a good cau�e, % ,ot difficult to find thole who approve what, perhaps. they would not them�el?s have dared to appear in. A bold patriot in a tenate has, by this means, often brought men to avow his fe, mmenrs, who before were either fufpec"'ted o5' bei,g of a con- ttary opinion, or at lea{} lay, till then, very clotk in the point. 'Tis with many held a dangerous thing to appear the firit againft a t&ming majo, ity, which only the want of courage in its opponents o�cafions to be thought fo. Since my publiing the few papers ! have done, I fee, with rome plealure, the few occult points which I have touch'd upon, and the truth. I have utre'd, in relation ro our .41ma mattes, aflimted to b., fundry of their children tho' I own it is chiefly bv rich'as, being come to man's eftate, have left their mothers, and tkt out in the world on their own bottoms. There are, indeed, �ome few, even unde, the very no f the good dames/, who l,ave

46 Terre-Filiu'. dar'd to think themfelves wrong'd, and atterted the birthright ok' free Englmen, and of free Chriltian;, to think fi)r themfeivesi and fuch a 1tir hat, ethef: made already, that divers off their mothers bed fer. rants are very much ahrm'd at it, and are fludying ways to keep all fuch dangerous enemies to tound education, as freedom of fpeecb and thouggt, out 0F their family. Thanks be to God, this detign hag not been wholIv brought about l but theth enemic of ours have fciw'd fo many tares among the grain, that our country, to whom the benefit of thouid belong, cry aloud for their right, Oh tkm tl.e lord of the oarveil would come, that he might de. flroy the la3o,rs of ti. el$ ill-dejning men, that to whom the tower is given, would fiparate the from the eil. There is no expe&ing that weeds which have ken deep root. and begun to feem part of the fi:ould t< pick'd away bit by bit: the blydr is no: to be deroy'd, unlel} you firike off all the heads once i for whiif you are lopping off one, another of coutfe fucceeds: and o apply; if' you were to turn out one Jacobite H--d of a college, another as bad is ready to ep in his room. I zl] not make their principles in {late the fubje& of' my preiint difcourfe I have gi��n rome account of them in a late paperi and, indeed, if I had not, they are too flagrantly fpread abroad to need my difp'.aying; it is enough to dwell upon the long and uninzerrupted �cene of more pri':.,ate enor- mities, to conrider and ecommend to ev. ery confideration v:hat has been, and mutt. be, the c0r.- tquence on the lives of E;:gliflm:en, from an cd,- cation confitting in tolerated ignorance and all fot; of immorality. tNs, I think. ought not to be tedi and I, in the name of the prefent age and terity, call loudly upon every one of my country' men, who is, or hoN:s to be, the parent or dif?.0-

/r of a fon, o' what quality or condition foevet, to lay it to heart. I know there are many living, who have been eye.wimeffes, I wifh I could nor fly inflrances, the mi/i:h/efs that have from hence accru'd. Many are, indeed, ingenuous enough to own the great conveniences, which, by long encouragement in i:!le- ne5, the.re pretended nur!es of heroes and patriots have brought u?on them. There are many within and without me walls of our unieertities, who know and will acknowledge (and let any hod5, de- ny it who can) that the education of a perfort of' diltinion at Oxvouo, inftead of being, as it ought, the molt firicily' taken care of, is ot-'all the roof[ neglehted; a nobleman may bring any thing from. college but learni.ng5 but there is generally cffccq:ual care taken that li:i'G-- fhall not want temptations to en'ice him from ftudying too hard. A gentle man-commoner, if he be a man of fortune, is loon told, that it is not: expee"ted fi'om one o!' his form to mind exercifes: if he is fiudous, he is motore, an.ct a heavy booklib fellow' if he keeps a cellar wine, the good-natur'd bllows will indulge him, tho' he flould. be too heavy-headed to be at chapel in a morning. Thus we ti.e even religion in as lit- tle elteem as morality' wih 'era, ho', perhaps, it is a little more pretended to, or talk d o, by them. There is a lower form or two o' youth, who come in for a child's part in the bofom o{' the�e our tender mothers; their behaviour towards thelh is of a medley kind, according to the dcfigns they' have upon 'era; only one fixt maxim prevails, 295 0 that have m 0 money muff have leafi te.,.rning. tlo not fay, that every poor young f'dlor iS on the contrary ifiltrue�in any ufetl or beneficial know- led�but i,f he be one ,,uho promi�es ,.veil to O/and his mothers friend hereafter, or a friend td:the thurb, (which is a word, they make ufe of to nif-y

48 Terra-Fili: nile) ' one that is none to the fi4te,) then I aft'ufo you no care is wanting, no labour is finred to com- plete him in their darling principles. If' he will but laugh at oaths to his King, and think tho�e facrecl to the univerfity, all is like to go well with him all little faults are cnniv'd ati only, if he gets drunk, he mull be lure to talk treafon, and damn the Whigs: if'he tin'es a w.-.re, as long as he does but love the church as well, he may enjoy both i de. grees, na holy orders are ne,er deny'd for fuch peccadilloes; and from llep to/tep he goes through the tivour of all his mother's heft children to a c0-1. lege iiving. There is a cullom attributed to the colleges of jefuits abroad by many writers, that they have al- ways fome referv'd tenets to the fociet,y, which they trul} but to few hands l many filvo s {br trifling fins, and many tcret method of turning great crimes into little ones i and it is a known maxim, That no novice is to be entitled to any Ihare in the ttewardflfip of thelb m�1teries, till he is capable of adding one to the number' then, m /bn, carl in th lot among us, let us all have one Imrfi, we fhall tr:ciou, fitbrian,e, ve fiJatl fill our H o v s i! s vith There is another locicry in his majetty's good town of' Lom; one tonathan 14"--d. is head of the hour, who approve and apply this praice to tittle. I wifh, fbr the fake ot the honeit among my countrymen, there were no more. I have flet'.:n, I think, a pretty plaufible tea/on for the care that thet tender mothers take of their babes, and fairly acquitted them of any de- ignormcci t, bat, I think/peaks itfilf, tl wealthy

mutt nor be too wife; t'harpers wouki n' t aming-bles, i[ e men o[ fortune knew bite. Whaterer ! have here laid down, I rubmir to t/m �enfure of the tvereft judges. The unbiaf'd will, that I hope, bellcore and agree tbe grievouseaor.- rnities fland in need of refo.rmation: the fuffe.5. ers by

hem are, and will be obhged to pray for It l the

attors and abettors of them, as they julfly dread, will, by that means, to fly no more of' them, be fhewn as they are. Thaik God,. we have feen.a little the lhte of a profperous illa,n fallen from height, and reapi the reward due to his crimes. 1 would not b e thought to have alledged any' thing in prejudice to thol gentlemen who may' pretend to be feverdy 'cenfuret in what I have 'rhe matters of fa& are true, and, God help us, ndt few in number. i make no a!lufions to particular men: let the firicken deer go weep; let the Fee i:noceat take warning. I fpeak to the world, and hope for the regard of all t.hofe whot interell it is to take care of the education of youth, whom I. with to te in times-to come brought up in founder and honeRer principles than has been of !ate the pro&ice. What can the prefent a, or the next, from us, and ours, upon whom the misfortune of our ca: is fo very hard, that either we mul our youth at home, by our chimney-corners, put them into poffeffion of' our etes, inll'ru&ed no better than gr,ooms, without one qualifies- our tion, From the knowledge of mankind, to make figure in the world won y their birth and fortuae or by knding them to the pretended feminaries of virtue and learning, prottimte them to the bale .figns of thole whol buffneff we fee it has been. and s, to enfnare th. em into all the traps that giddy boys an be caught lai and make them, at any rate,. the D' to&

Teme-Filius. o tools of tlir ambition and eraf't at lff by takin  that y I1 not f o goM example before  es. I nk  thee our comphints e fo fin ey ve b t play acknowlg'd to be go by yhe tai$ cou8 of the fons acefled, ho fbid th to  fokm mder the fevere pe. fies with dr lis; it will &hove the .among   pro time,  conrider a little how  the e may go, when under the we of a   ram, who, withore birth, or pierenee mt, f  r dor$ md t=chs of youth, who are to  our  omt  ame. We have  o hM mm w e Mm pmce:  mgnate$i I= us take mr if ble, that no N, no uqeau dpl  N'd into em through the mati- do m of Come who k it a glory to corrupt t 'b monO m, and compri  d land to make a profdyte. If there dangers are not pre- vented, as well as forefeen, where fhatl be found the honour and dignity of our nation in years to come ? Who mutt prellde at our council-boards? Who mutt Ipeak-the fm of our people ? and where will be The freedom of Ya:gl, when it {hall, in future times, be t;amilh'd l}om thefe nurtries of bigotry, with men only bred up to bring about the irafry enw of their teachers ? It is our happine that we have now a King find parlhment, who every a&ion aims at doing good; whom no def.ns, t ho' ever fo cunningly laid, can over-reach. They are a&trated and ifffluenced by the publick goo d. I believe every good fbjeOc joins in my wit'nes, that we may fee the.happy effe& 0f their counfels in the exemplary punWnment of the greater offenders. I rely alfo on the hopes that the time principle, (! mean the good of' the nation, the welfare and happine of future ages,) as well as'the private regard and Fatereal care which moft of greater

o xx. Terra. Hlis. 5 greateli among us are aiSCted with, will influence them to enquire a little into the chara&er and con.. du& of men, before they pfit into their manage- ment the greater of tr-lts. the well-bein,', and rio. hour of thern�elves and their chtdren; that we {hall in the next generation fee, from the diligent enquiry which {hall be molt leafonably made into thi: a'ffai;', a race of men bred. up in the fM& difdpline of vir- tue and morality, :n the_improvements of learain . . .  and the .lutt,bfervance of thoti rules, which (though, ly the prefnt pra&ice oi' our mothers, they feem to be of no cohlhquence) are the role foundation upon which we can build, or our pollerity hope to fee a great, a wife, and an honeft man. TERR7E-F I LIUS. N o X. = .. ,Oualet ego vel �luvienm. Jut. ... Y the munificence of various perIons, well affe&ed.t.o learning and knog- ]edge, 'there ,r. now founded at OX- FOrD ie&ures and protEfl'orfifips o 'all or moff ot' the arts,.fciences, and cuities in the world, wit h_ profitaN: illaries annex'd to them. But it is very merry to, ob�erve how re olte,'oufly there places are di�vo 1 . PP P - of.: raftcad of' thole per�on; who are thoroughly vera'd in each refpe6tiv� art, fcimce: c.: faculty, they D z are,

are, for the generalit'y. beRow'cl upon �uch as are utterly and notorioufly ignorant of them, and never them their 1tudy a their lives. Whey are yea away, as penfns and finecures, to any body that can make isgood intereli for them, without any rdlZ& - to abilities or chara&er in general, or to what faculty in particular he has apply'd his mind. I have known a profligate debauchee choin pro. d]'or of, moral philofopiiy; and a fellow, who he. vet look d upon th:;hfa ' his life. profhflbr 'y g . . them for it, but Greece. and ruth-like vYuable er. Don Bellimui of records: we' have had likewi: numbcriers profeffors of Greek, Hebrew, and a,abi&, who farce underltdod their mother-tongue: -and, not long ago, a Famous gametier 'and er was defied M--g--t prod:flor oF dvinity' tb great. it feems, is the analogy between dufflag ,m is, and aiing o,f'e i or between' tiring may eate, and fa. wng of ]buls ! I often areale royfell with confidering what con. fadon it world make in the world, if all lodeties took the time method., or rather the me anti-me- thod; for inftnee what apr. etty fet'of'tradefmen nd artificers {hould we have m any corporation, it �Tay/0r took aplxentices to m. ake them llakfrnitbi or if.enfie O/fp/n waa appotated to teach 'the art and yfiery 6f bad,t-mli$ . and fo, on in all o. ther tri&s and vocations. "' ': .... Would uo the world have hugh'd; iF l�icdini had FofqYd the ien of Gattbnl or, iF mo. t Wboum had t up for a guardi Of y,g . Or fuppofe-again, that: Will WhlJton enould be ltch'd upon to preach Lady Moye?s fermons at St, l'd't, i der'race of the tr/ity i and that Dodot Wterlrd

$terland, in his room, flould harangue the Wit at B#tton' $ about mathematJcM demonflratios : would not, d'ye think, ch genius fuccd wondeffuy its hey undertaking? Amog all t croud of Oxrd pror, I n- not &� diflinguiing their oti profeffor, finting Tom o' Maudlin, who had lately that ho- nour conrr'd upon him b a majority o thewkoe univerfity, at the interceon, and upon the e reque of great numbers of celebrat tfl6 who xvere bed acqminted with his)yet talents a hid- Im capadties. WMt ivile cham thia reverend may have tg recommend. him fo univerfilly to t'he gd aces of the ladies, God d they only know tbr vle ones I am Cure he has none, I wide, after all, that th haee not made a for thereCeives, if what I am infbrm'd be true. (rig.) that this dignif),'d bar3 has ungratefu]ly turn'fi the va torrent of his wit againa his makers, feverely hm oon'd tho, w fix'd the immortal taurel-.wreath upon his broa. All the produ&ims which I have fn o[ his (except a few dull verfes in print, not orth mew timing) are !. TI� HAOVE Tua,, to the Tune ./1rid a howling we will g, will go &c.

. Verfes upon the Chevalier's pi6hre.

3. Verts upon the death of'the young prinm .ll which I once defign'd to communicate to the world, as a fpecimen in what a flourifhing date the dMne art ofoefy is at pieCent in Oxvounl but I a.m obtg'd to Cl"ccline it the did feveral elaborate ?cccs being as impudent as they are ignorant, and D' 3

% Terr-Fitius. x. as ptenfifulIy fraught with ran venomous nea/bn, as they are with dulefi and mpotence. To publifh them, would be to throw fi. Ith and ordure in the face of the government. What Tom ttron fiid to another Tom, who had ten times more wit and fen than our MaudI'm Tom, comes into my head whenever I think of l'att ! vrite ndari&$ and  damn'dr Write eiigrams for cutlers, &c. N:y. even that Grulfireet � province is above his rech; I know nothing that he is fit for, but Bil- li,,;ate fermons, d infptions for Mg-houfe was. l,de,as things ve n manag of late years, it does not gnify a firthing who our prors and leSurers arei Oavus will  as we as OEdipus to  do nothing, but recdve a certain ram of mo. hey evy 7r for his neglince and rjury: a mefine-c,re does not ruire any tordi a- Niii?. Nay if it  refov by the O-d con- votzon, as t feems to , that the youth under their cae all be kt very ignorant, in order to make them very d'aut, I think they have made an admirable choice for that putpole. The of colleges, d'ye e, ing, moR of them, long- headed men, wgue Iogi!iy upon this poSnt; thu5, A men that unrqds his btnefi, can (if he pIfes) in& others in it; and who knows but tt out off pvfe, or rome whim or other, & may be tempted to do his duff e ergo,.it is not fi to t, him. But a man, who knows nothing of the matter mlL not (if he would) tch others, accor- drig to the old maxim, ex nihilo niht fit  he can o no miff ; ergo, he all be our ma.

x.. Terra-Filius; How faithfully they obtrve this trult Which repofed ir them by their fuperiors,'and how, rious they are not to /ha.trey the leaft glimp? d ernicious li ht am0n tt the rattle-&iid, p g, ,g . young fellows o the unn, erhty,' thq foIJotving:. letter, which. occafion"d tfiis paper, will difcover. Wadham-college, Jan, SIR, To the Authorof "I Hope you intend to acquaint the world, . " monglt other abufes, in what manner the " pious deligns of thol good men, who left us "nit our p.ub!ick ,ures, ave anfwered. Y er- ,' day- morning at nine a clock, the bell went ,' utally for ]-ec'ture Whether for a rhetorical r "logical one, I cannot tell i but I went to the' "fchools, bi with hopes of being in, rtru&ed in "one or the ,they, and having faunter d a pretty "while along the quadrangle, impatient ofthe lee.- "turer's dehy, ! ask'd the maor (who is an offi- "cer belonging to the fcho6Is) whether it wa "ufual now and then to flip a le&ure or fo: his "anfwer was that he had not fn the ice of' any "lec2urer in any faculty, except in poetry and mu- "&, for three years patti that all le&ures betides "were entirely negle&ed: both of great conf'e- "quenee! efpecially the fir, as it is performed "by fo ingenious and accomplifi'd a proficient! "Every thurlay morning in term time there "ought  be a 3livi'nity le&ure in.the divinity fchool. ' two gentleram of'our houfe.. went oM day?, D 4 ' ' "liear

hear what the learned ptoireffor had to hy upon that fubje&; thek two were )oin'd by another ,..fltr jr at;rS, who without a:rogance might think they underRood tliviuity enough to be his auditore and that conquently his le&ure would not have been loft upon them: but tl',e do&at thought otherwil: who came at luff, and was very much furprized to find that there was an audience. He took two or three turns about the fchoo}, and then [aid, ?dagifiri, lnoEl atditore$ ; r4erea, 'uxta le S$ doorem Bcu, UtR, tre ;;on facm!t collei valete  and �o wnt'awa�. ' ' "Now ir is monl'/rous, that notwlthftanding thel publick it&roes ae fo much negle&ed, we are all of us, when we take cur degrees, char- ged with and punied fbr non-appearance at the rading of many of them; a formal dption is rnd by our reft&ire dean, at the time our g,a ia proofS, br our n.apce at there , tt letes. and it is with dict rome on of the congfion me induc to grr it. Strange order at ch le&rer ould flare his fifty, 'his hundred, or to hun&ed pounds a yr to TM doing nmhing md that we [the young fry) �d  obl to ray mon for ot hearing fuch l  w nev ria nor er tom. "Pray, Mr. Ta,-Fnaus, be fo kind as to "in-rt this as foon as it will fuit with your con-  P. $. The Fce-cbancellor has prohibited all "? coe-houfis to take in your paper, under TER. R/E-

Terræ-Filius. No. XI.

Ergo in concilium proceres——
Atque utinam his potius Nugis tota illa dedisset
Tempora sevitia.


Wednesday, February 22.

OF all the sumptuous Edifices which of late years have shot up in Oxford, and adorned the habitation of the muses, the new Printing-house, commonly called Clarendon's Printing-house, srikes me with particular pleasure and veneration: it is, I do assure my reader, a most magnificent and stately pile of building, suitable to those great ends for which it was raised. This is the midwife in ordinary to Alma Mater, which delivers the profound genius's of the university of all those voluminous offsprings, to which the common wealth of letters is so much indebted and obliged.

Concerning the origination of this useful fabrick, divers rumours are gone forth; some say, the money, which was appropriated for this end, being embezzel'd, it was carried on at the charge of the university treasury: others, that certain books were sold for the fourth part of the prime cost, to defray this expence; which procedure was, I suppose, founded upon this politick supposition, that when they had got a new Printing-house, they could never want new books; but by what means soever it was built, my lord Clarendon has the honour, and we, his happy posterity, the invaluable benefit of it.

I should think it an undertaking well worthy the laborious Mr. Hearne, to give the world an account, from year to year, of the many incomparable tomes, which issue from that illustrious press. This, I apprehend, would do great honour to the unversity, and to its learned authors, since the catalogue would not be crouded with any of those heretical, pernicious, and free-thinking tracts, which are the noisom spawn of other modern presses: we should find there no ill-meaning Essays upon human Understanding, no Oceana's, no Hypotheses of Liberty, no descants upon Original Contracts, nor enquiries into the State of Nature, no Appeals to the Laity and common Sense in matters of religion, no vindications of Conscience and private Judgment, no defences of Resistance in any possible cases, no apologies for the Revolution, and the present Government, &c. to sully the Academical Types, and reproach the solemn Imprimatur of the unversity——New, accurate Editions of primitive Fathers, and antient Chronicles, or modern sermons, and long systems of Logick, Metaphysicks, and School-divinity are the solid productions of this august Typographeum——Such are the effects, and such the advantages of restraining the licence of the press! How would letters flourish? how would arts revive? how would religion lift up her awful front? and how would the church rejoyce, if such a wholesome check were put upon the press throughout the world?

But Printing is not the only, nor the principal use, for which these stupendous stone-walls were erected; for here is that famous apartment, by idle wits and buffoons nick-named Golgotha, i.e. the place of Sculls or Heads of colleges and halls, where they meet and debate upon all extraordinary affairs, which occur within the precincts of their jurisdiction. This room of state, or academical council-chamber is adorn'd with a fine pourtrait of her late majesty Queen ANNE, which was presented to this assembly by a jolly fox-hunter in the neighbourhood, out of the tender regard which he bore to her pious memory, and to the reverend Sculls of the university, who preside there; for which benefaction they have admitted him into their company, and allow him the honour to smoak a pipe with them twice a week.

This Room is also handsomely wainscotted; which is said to have been done by order of a certain worthy gentleman, who went to Oxford for a Degree without any claim or recommendation; and therefore, to supply that defect, promised to become a benefactor, if they would make him a graduate; accordingly, as it is said, workmen were employed in great haste, and the Sculls, lest they should be behind hand in gratitude, in as great haste, clapp'd a Degree upon his back; but the story unfortunately concludes, that when the Graduate was created, the benefactor ran away, and left the good-natur'd Sculls to pay the joiners themselves.

But what is it to me, who paid for it? or by what means it came to make such a figure, as it now does, both within doors and without? It becomes me better, as an historian, to acquaint posterity what uses it is put to, and what momentous affairs are transacted within its walls. I ask pardon therefore, and proceed.

Here as I said before, all the weighty business of the university is settled: if any sermon is preached, if any publick speech or oration is deliver'd in derogation of the church, or the university, or in vindication of the protestant succession, or the bishop of Bangor, hither the delinquent is summon'd to answer for his offence, and receive condign punishment; as Mr. Maurice, fellow of Jesus college, lately did. In short, all matters of importance are cognizable before this tribunal; I will instance only one, but that very remarkable.

A day or two before the late Queen died, a letter was brought to the post-office at Oxford, with these words upon the outside of it; We hear the Queen is dead, which, being suspected to contain something equally mischievous within, was stopt, and carried to the vice-ch—ll—r, who immediately summon'd his brethren to meet him at Golgotha about a matter of the utmost consequence: when they were assembled together, be produced the letter before them; and having open'd it, read the contents of it with an audible voice; which were as follow:

St. J—n's College, July 30. 1714.

Honoured Mother,

I Receaved the Cheshear chease you sent ma buy Roben Joulthead, our waggonor, and itt is a vary gud one, and I thanck you for itt, mother, with all my hart and soale, and I pomis to be a gud boy, and mind my Boock, as yow dezired ma. I am a fising lad, mother, and have gott prefarment in college allready; for owr fextoun beeing gonn intoo Heryfoordshear to see his frends, he has left mee his depoty, which is a vary good pleace. I have nothing to complayne off, onely that John Fulkes the tailor scores me upp a penney strong a moost every day; but I'le put a stopp to it shortly, I worrant ye: I beleave I sholl do vary well, if you wull but send me t'other crowne; for I have spent all my mony at my fresh treat, (as they caul itt,) which is an abomminabel Ecstortion, but I coud not help itt, when I cum intoo the cuntry, I'le tell yow all how it is. So no more att this present; but my sarvice to our parson, and my love to brother Nick and sister Kate; and so I rest

Your ever dutiful and obedent Son,

Benjamin Numps.

When he had done reading, the Sculls look'd very gravely upon one another for some time, till at length Dr. Faustus, late of New College, got up and spoke to them in the following manner.


The words of this letter are so very plain and intelligible in themselves, that I wish there is no latent and mysterious meaning in them. How do we know what he means by the Cheese, which he thanks his mother for? or how do we know that he means nothing else by it, but a Cheese? Then, he desires his mother to send him t'other Crown; now what, I conjure you all to tell me, can he mean by that other Crown but the Elector of Hanover; especially since he tells us on the outside of his letter, that the Queen is dead? These Rebels and Roundheads are very sly in every thing they do: they know we have a strict eye over then; and therefore, if this Benjamin Nump should be one of them, and have any such ill designs in his head, to be sure, if he expected to succeed, he would not express himself to be understood. So that, with all submission to my reverend Brethren, I think we ought to sift this matter thoroughly, for fear of the worst,——

and sat down.

Then Father William rose up, and apply'd himself, with his usual majesty, to Dr. Faustus, in these words.

Brother Faustus

What a notable fine Speech hast thou made. Thy wise noddle is always finding out mischief where there is none meant; thou art always jealous of plots, and crying out murder before thou art hurt. Who, but you, would ever have dreamt of treason in a Cheshire-cheese? I warrant you, you smell'd a rat in it. Come, come, be advis'd brother Faustus, thou art a very cunning fellow, we all know; but don't let thy great knowledge and sagacity exert itself upon every petty occasion; don't think thy wise character obliges thee to start difficulties where no creature besides can possibly see any. As to this Ben. Numps, I know him very well: why, he was enter'd but t'other day a servitor in my college: poor fellow! I'll engage for him he is no plot-monger, as a less Conjurer than you, brother Faustus, might have easily seen, by his sending his news on the ouside of his letter. Heresy and Rebellion are not his consitution. However, if you think fit, we'll send for him, and reprimand him for his folly.

Then a beadle was dispatch'd for Mr. Numps, who appeared, and being rebuked by the committee, acknowledg'd his fault full of sorrow and contrition, and humbly ask'd pardon for the same; which, without much opposition, was granted; and he was thereupon dismiss'd; as was likewise this high and mighty assembly.

It is said that Mr. Numps, who is since enter'd into holy orders, lives somewhere about town, and in an excellent preacher——of Dean Young's sermons.

Terræ-Filius. No. XII.

Veluti in speculum.

Saturday, February 25.

ONE of my ocrrespondents calls the Sculls of Colleges the Directors of the university; and I have my self, more than once, made use of that allusion already; I am sorry that the iniquity of the times will allow me to draw the parallel so close as I think I can do in this paper. Let us try the Experiment. Several hundred years ago (suppose, for instance, in old King Alfred's reign) certain straggling scholars, who liv'd and studied at Oxford without any regulation, or at most only an inconsiderable number of them, not yet incorporated, form'd a scheme amongst themselves, and offer'd it to the King, in which they proposed, That if he would grant them such a charter, and such privileges as they desired for encreasing their capital stock, and for establishing a publick nursery of youth, they would requite his benevolence, by furnishing his subjects with a vast quantity of learning, loyalty, good manners, religion, and other useful commodities, to the value of several millions, of which they stood grievously in need. They represented several advantages which would accrue to the publick by this new scheme, which, in those days, was call'd (without intending a pun) the Oxford scheme; as th[?] particularly, it would save us the great expence, and trouble, and scandal of sending our children abroad for education; that when we had a publick seminary of our own, we should export great quantities of academical manufacture to other countries, instead of importing it from thence, which was always esteem'd a beneficial branch of trade; that young men are apt to learn abroad principles incompatible with our constitution, and to assimilate with the nations amongst whom they are educated; and several other reasons, que nunc perscribere longum est.

On the other side, it was suggested, that it was too great a trust to be reposed in so mean and contemptible a body of men: that it would be of dangerous consequence to let them engross and monopolize all the learning in the kingdom; that it would put it in their power to instil what principles they pleas'd into the minds of youth; and by that means to give to government disturbance, whenever their ambition, or resentment, or caprice should prompt them to it; and that, in short, they would grow too powerful and restiff to be managed.

Notwithstanding all which, what with the interest they had, or made amongst the courtiers, and what with the plausibleness of the thing at sirst sight, their proposals were accepted, and a charter was granted them fuller than they desired.

When they had carried this point, subscription-books (by them call'd matriculation-books) were open'd, and most of the nobility and gentry subscribed their sons and their wards into them; presently their stock rose, and happy was he that had any thing in it! Every old hunks and miser unhoarded his dea treasure upon this occasion, and thrust it into this fund, in expectation of vast dividends of learning and philosophy, which being novelties in those days, consequently bore a great price; scarce was there a country farmer, or a chimney-sweeper, who had rak'd a little money together, but must come into the fashion, and make one of his boys a parson, or a philosopher; nay, some sent whole colonies of male-heirs thither as fast as they could beget them, and were seiz'd with an insatiable avarice of letters and religion; insomuch that people began to think, that in a short time they should have nothing but Plato's, and Seneca's, and Aristotle's in the nation.

This scheme met with such popular encouragement, that, in imitation of it, several Bubble-schools and academies sprung up and aped it in all its proceedings; they too produced old obsolete charters, or bought new ones to teach youth in the same faculties, and took in subscriptions in the same manner that the other did. Those persons, who could not raise money enough to come into the grand Oxford fund, jobb'd in these little bubbles, one of which, call'd the Stamford bubble, flourish'd hugely, and began to vye even with the Oxford stock; insomuch that the Oxford directors looked upon it with a jealous eye as a dangerous sucker to them, and were forced to petition the king to put down and annul all bubble-academies, particularly the Stamford one (as Wood expresseth it)[1] ne vetus eruditionis fluentum exaresceret; lest the antient fountain of learning should be dried up: in pursuance of which request, the King order'd a proclamation to be publish'd, requireing all masters and scholars studying at Stamford, to return to Oxford, under pain of confiscation of goods; nam nolumus (inquit rex)scholas seu studia alibi infra regnum nostrum, quam in locis ubi universitate nunc sunt, aliqualiter teneri; for we will not (said the King) have any schools of seminaries of learning within our dominions, but where the universities now are; and farther, to extirpate the Stamford-bubble entirely, they made a stature, obliging every candigate Teme. Fi!i,us. 6 7 now in fo forei univerSties, and had only pub- lick hool$ to mt and dpute in but in progrefs of rime, fo amour'd of this theme were veral Bn, that when they died, they left their eftares to ound little univerfities, under the rear univerfi- ty, ?11ed colleges, and to rupert an head, and a certain numb of fellows. hefe fewal colleges, or private fcietie, make up coe&ive!y the pubtick univerfity, and the he! and governors of the colleges are alfo the gover.  and direor of the univerfity: the rhaned!or I efttern only a titular overnor,-the ,ite-aneell anf,ers to the fub-g[rnor the pro-viee-rhanelkr to the deputy-governor, and the heads of colleges to tie directs.  puffue the parael thiefore, let us examine wheth there direors have not broke their trufi, nd do not dereryc puni&ment as well as the o- thers: or rather let us examine whether they ought n6 b!ickly to  examin wheth they have ok it or not, tinct fiey lie und fuch ioIe fufpicions of having broken it; and no more than this could be fiid of the others fill they had ,xined. I concei the rum of he charge again the 8outh.fla dreflors to be this: that they have efi- dioufly broken a gr nu epofed in them, b the govnment and the proprietors that under of yng the nation's debts, and incrfing publick wtflth and publick it, they have Iunder'd the nation, and funk publick wlth and publick crit to the 1owe dgs; that they ve either fiaudu. lently ebezzeI'd to themfelves, or unwarrantably fquander d away (they know not how norto whom) the money and ock of thole pFons who chore and hired them to manage it for their advantage; tt they have en gIty of in[mous practices of all

all forts; that therefore they. ought to be nihed in the molt rigorous manner. Now, if tt can Se pro'ed, in like manner, that the other dire[tor have as pmfidiotdly broken as gntt a truR repofid in them by'the go'ernmenr, xhe nobility, gentry, ar.d commonalty of �ngland; that under pretence of advancing natior. al religion and learning, they have iatroduc'd national irreligion and ighorance; and i,Oead of promoting loyalty and.- peact, have encom d treafon and diflu, bance; that they have debauch d the principles of' youth, infiead of reforming them; that they have embezzel'd or fituandred away great ihms of publick money, and that they have been guilty of wicke." and inmous ra/i'ices of' all forts; ought thO not, likevifi, to ni in the moil rigorous manner? To �, that this b not yet Seen proved. is ridi- culous, till we have had an opportunity of proving itl the iniquities o the $ontb-j direc7ors, as much and as confidently as they were talked of befora the .dent met, were not prov'd till the parliament meet: aud when. the parliament flall be .pleafed, to take the eondu& of the other direrlots into as firic'/ examination, I doubt not that they will rill- cover as great mirmaria ement and as man ------ Nothing which I have here laid down in cneral coneem,.'ng eitk'r the soth-a. or tl. Oxfird di- 'e&rs can. be made to incluzle ever} mdMdual of either fort, them are, ! hope, fome-iltle men ot both, tho' I fea, far zut-numbet'd by, the guilty; and therefore roethinks they ought. to pray }ora _pub:ick ferntiny, that their ehara&er$ may no longer rafter in bad company. - From hence it will be eafy to judge, h37 the a- cademical d/re8ors are/b terribly againl (I do not fly afraid of) a =ifitation; namely, for the time mffon that their brethren of the South-ja abhor the name of a/cret cnmittee, This

This is the chara/ter of the/ dire/tots in their ublic k caFacityl if' you take them in a more rate wew, amongIt thetr fello,s m the,r refpeO. iv.� colleges, you may define them thu. s, ' .- ^ diregot, or $ e u t. t. of  college, except as be fore excepted, is a lordly llrutting creature, who. thinks all bene=th him created to gratify his ambi. tion, and exalt his glory i he command their hom- age by uting them very ill. and thinks the bet way to gain their adoration, is to pinch the!v belli.,s, and tall them name6 as the moil tyrannical princes hate alvays the molt loyal fubjec2s; he is very vicious and immoral himIf, and thei'efore will not pardon the k'att trip or mircarriage in another i he is a greif ?rofligate, and conf_equently a great difciplinarian; he ?etri. ges in fraud and thamelefnefs, and is ,lever pro- pe',ly. in his element, but when he is either. mttmg wi .cke.dn him�elf, or ?unifhing the corn- miftion of It in others. �

TE RR.;E-F ILIUS. N o XIII, Maxima q:.ue damns Sztvs eft ple fuperbig Jtl?, 4Sbte{,4 A VlN G in my Ia r, given rome   account of the tev=d ulls of colleges,

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.  I procd methica]ly, in this. to thr  FT=, who e the next ands of the univety, or, m cagy on the the derks m the Oxford direhots. It is cur to thel lm heM-?ieces to ew mo reft, and give more encouragement to their iiykgneb, tn to their fludents or felbws,which, I fup}, t&y do, tt the fipture ( of which al- fo they are t Dmcxo. s } may be fulfll, which flys, e th is l agfl you a& t fame Fat Wia  ver tter pleas'd than when he i drinking a Ie md talking over matters with Mr. j o. , Ns Mm, who I mu conffe d is a v nt we]-br ffon, and t his nkcloth with as froart an air as Mr. kj. Fat Wii, to ew s kindneff to Mr, Jo.,  made him mc0 of his coege, a fine-  rth twm unds a yr, which is more t m! of t jiors make oF their Some

xxn Terva. Filis. Some people al�o think that Mr. Jo., having lht'd fev,l yrs in fo good a rvice, is hs ma's nq feiveer, finc the dth of a eeltam who d him in Wt d and that he rome- times fupplies the deficiencies oF his avil !. For my rt, I declare, with all the fincerity in the world, that I don't my. Mr. lo. his 1 ce' . .. _ y . .a ,forI ,ver heard ut that the fellow was a very hon felto; which is more thin I can fly of rome of his betters. Dr. Lime-Kiln, the block-head o a neihboufin co]ege, is another Inflance of this fort of'compIaiZ fince: when he was, rome time ago, Vice-cbanel. br, he more than divided his power an authori with his !atquq, i I may fo call one in of fo Wt an honour. No buffneff could be done  hour Mr. Fs s aSwce anti conlent, nor any fs mitted upon bufinffs without pret.ous ap- mtion to him, and paying fuch previous es , the id Mr. F, ould in his great &mand it is fib {ai, that this dignify'd valet has often furnifl?d his maer, or collegue, with confldmble thins. I-have lately receiv'd two letts from two dif- ferent Gentlemen (who tell me, that they were for- roefly of Dr. LimvKiln's college ) complaining the infolence of tMt doughty S c u  s and his Man F z , who, as one of them intbrms me, is a and in evy a&, that 1ongs to his mailer, fueh .niing rgurities, ?rtribing orde, &c. to expre himmig WE wi tde cre that (uch man all not ha=e hb dew; Or, Wz i!l intro. due another muer ff liing in the college; givin himfelf an air of parmip with the reverend  die his maer in the government off the college. The other gentleman ts me, that having blig'd ts voed $ g a v, who compIfin'd oF st to

Terra-Ftius, his mailer, he was told by the do&or, That rather have d h &k,  a:bed h awhore mt to h si md tt- to 1 for it. It is in every body's mouth, what this worth l gentleman fiid, when his mailer went out of ice-chancdlorJip ;  rej'ee, fiid , that W- Dr. Da, o�s. of lxeter, is ao very famous fol his familiarity with his otmtm, whom he make his confident. Once upon a time, the late bifhop of ' going to pay do&or .Dv. zBo, zs a -viiit, found him in his lodgings by a lettie ttarving fire, with a ruff figkt candle before him, �moaking a pipe cheek by joul with his man Taoms. As loon as mlr lord came in, up leap'd the fallow in a grfi hurry, and was going out of the room l but his mailer, Sit ,do'van Toslxs, fit dou and frnoM your tite out; kerr s no body but my lord biJ. and he on't tae it amifi: Tuo,ss is a ery boaO, �ood-natu?d 1ov. try lord, ad ]braetimes I make him [it and frooak a ite ith me for om an?. Come, , , . . .  . lord,  tl drrak hu health, if you ?kajk With all my heart, fiid his Iordfl',ip, and t3 ie vvat round. Dr. F.sys, late of lgev. Co!lege, was anot, ,of the obliging co]ege noddks; but there is a good teafort to I given ffr his dvility to his groom for though he be never fo much a tani'r., as fa- ther wilh9m calls him, yet nvo heads ar[-better than e all the world over. was man)' years dirdled, in all ki$ proce.lings, blick aad private, by his atkr, who :s fake ex-  i, rtlakidge. peli'd

cll'd for defrauding the college, with a pious intent to enrteh it, It they would ban,. tip hs pO:ure, as he deftred, in their hall, and pray for him amongit their other benefaO:ors. T. hus in all gret faroilks, as well as in the antl other colleges, there ever were, and ever will fuch infolent flares kept to domineer over th ' matters clients. and levee-men, and �ometimes over their mailers themfdves. When SIjat/s, that courtly villain, whom we read of in Tacitus, was in his profperity, it. was e/teemed a very great honour to be actuainted with his door-keepers, and meniaI-t:rvants. Etiam 8a- trium atelue Pomponlure venerab4mur: libertis etuo. atte ac janttonbm elm notej}ere pro magnifi'co accipie.. btur *. There Ox[ord jotmea agree with the S'outb-j$a. uuledings exa&ly in this, mat they grow rich fur prifingly falter than other peoples firrants. I have too much re�pe& for the chief characters of all ages and all countries, to call any unfeemly refleXohs upon the dunghiI, from whence they hoe fpmng5 and I often wonder at the f'olly of' many men, who would be thought wits, when hear them �comf'ully call a rifing great man an up. firt, a mujhroom, and a thing of y. efierday, as mat- ter of dffgracei whea 'tis plain, fi:om experience, that we gentlemen of the mob have_ .always been the ableit perions at the helm of' ars; which is fuch an honour to our illuftrious obfcurity, as I can- not help being very proud of. It is a finruling maxim in gilding, th. at a fuperttr.utture cannot be fupported wthout a f0undauom Book 9'ery.

s o xx v. Terrte..Eliur. 7 a ?hilo.fopher, or a fiilor: but at length birth-right: prevailing, I was tint to Oxford pholar of a colo /ege, and my elder brother a cab,:n4oy to the TE R R�-F ILI U 13. N O XIV'. i mnt to rotet and courage fi'in&, i.q a maxim which ax pre- ysi'd in all wi nation,. It i founde on re.on and liey, . well bundan[ly eonrm by the eperimm 0 the eonmy pra&, wNeh h. contly end in the immNent dmg, if not in the total delrue. ti0n o ofe futl fltn, who vg put in ecution. We ought in ey to fupfe, tht all nors, whaSev this or hat  may think of them, efim themfelve ufi and lawful vernm': I do not mn wiolt furpn, or rei (who nnot pretend to exercife a ju government) but only fueh  m'e cali'd pariiavent,, and heredi- tary emoni v=nors de jure, ano governor [ago. E a Thi

?6 Terre-Filiu. o Ttfis �up?ofition cannot te thought unreafonab'.e Iv any party, becaufe it only fuppofes all parties.h0- fi and ficere in their different interells and pro. reidohs. All governors therefore, whether de jure, or leac7o, believing themfclves engaged in a juft caut., ought to encourage, or at leaft to ptote& tho] per- ions e�pecially who have tliftinguifl'd themfelves in the time caulk. This cxpe&ation alone could ani. mate them under adverfity to risk their lives and fortunes in defence of it  and if they'find thcm- felves dduded in this expeCtation, whenever there need-of thdr afiilhnce again, they will fit down tamely under their prefent .misfortunes, rather than run any hazard in. behalf-of a let of men, who, they know, will not eafe them of one burthen, but m:art lay heavier upon them thould they attempt. I will {late the c wider ttill, and fuppolk even jr?reign irroader$, or wio!ent ufurler$ in ?offeffon the government, who cannot poflbly [:elieve them- �dves to be iufi or la�ul governors; yet as there men, by lalable fpeeches, and artful difguifes, may lztfe many well-meaning people, that they are promoting the publick good. and .thereby &aw them into their interefisi I maintain, that it i, the duty even of' thofi: ufu pets or invaders to �upp0 thofe well-meaning, mirtaken men, who fupported them in their tmjut poffettion,. and to prote& them from the infults o1' their enenes, tho' .they hapFer. to be the friends of their.country. I need not have put the calk fo .fir, but that t was willing to l'hew how much &en. villaira a, 'oblig'd to defend thatk who are their friend, no, knowing them to be rillfins. We have no w upon the throne a King, whom believe to be as jultly and lawfully our King, as th, eaufe o' publick good, anti the conlent of the wh0I mti0z

ation, by their repreFenratives, n veral parliaments tmbcd n make hm. Under this belief I'have [worn to obey hm, and I defign to obferve that 0ath part o which obliges me to dovor ll 1 cret traitors ad conspirators gainfi s ma- ita./$ ern and owerrtnent 3 fuch trailors and co fprators I conceived thole perfons to he, again whom I undertook this paperi I thought it my t] there%re to difcover them, as I had fwom to and I think that at lea I derve impnaiff for .pains. Yet has it been of hte malidoufiy reported both h publick and private, that fereral of the Biops have petition'd the King to CupprOs a' feandalous pa- per cMl'd T RR m-F    u ;, highl reg, Sine of our figacious news-writer r'eprclent it, o the to aniz'erfitie,tbe cbrian religion, aad the reformation. By whom this is done, or with what intent, is eafy enough to gue; but the artifice is fo thin d ridicubus, that no by, I think, can  deceiv by it. It cannot however be an improper time to pro- uee rome of my proo againfi the $ns with whom I hae enter'd the lis from whence ma appear, whether I who relate, or my let who publies or thq who a& hch enormitNc$ a ain tb government ought to be under a g . PP henriohs f?om h goemment. IK for ce  may be ju.e in my o'n care, to be puniM IVhig: and Tories too for the time thing, is, I think a little too hard ufige  'tis hch fore.flroke and firoke play, as I cannot pobly under,and. One of my principal evidences is a fermon preh'd May 9, 179, which ! promis'd to give an accoant 0'when a proper opportunity offered itfilf': aceor- Anti, I willbe in with it next edne . In th mean trine, I wdl prefent my reader wtfi hme hr. fie ccadifios, which may ferve for coaatenl prooffs,

7 8 Terrm-Hlius. xxv, or corroborations of my main charge: the firit of which On. all be an qfiftte from a gentleman in orhr: to a certain I-lead of a college, in which he flood candidate for a fellow/hip, and carried it. 2q. B. It was written jult after the late duke of O:o,v went away. Vir coIeMifflme,  ha_ fanta rerum erturatbne, me Ben ti rejfcit memorial t'pero equidem dum Ecclefia tYatrono$ taveribu in]9!tuumur male ut mihi e!u[dem mi ra, fayore tuo a lure jo daata !uget,  nose religionl trb caveifque fuis teunt fanM teebriono,  erfus a primb a. tela librant: an  u u t vgtlanta ra litar tfena otuit, ten tna de o a orIttr dtatt ua ton ultras, e  to ulmi. t, tum nt h umvtt, -cujm ,icem gefffig tuis rith aliqu refpondebit E. ' os Exu. Welices t  acuBs tam illuflre oet ur lumi ftiore t qs praceptis ad virtutem)r. m ti tamen e omet-i e 5ci mus ! , me in o- uetem tuarum laudurn eaoptari no mdgnum 6itreris: hot fu t $er, eficio afterurn me ti3i in omni re mOtera gere, & quantum edltgii great. entire rom'ere romitto. Sum, Vir colencliffime, Tui favoris ftucliofifllmus.

In E/]s thin: Right vorfiilful N the prent great and general eonffon, gratefful remembrance of your beh&or Sir xn Bet revives my drooping fpirirs; for I hope. that whil ilI.min&d men throw the trons of our Church into dungeons, I, who am a mi- nitier of it, may, by your firour, find refuge under King tfred's roof. How, alas are the mols of the Cogv cbang'd Or widowed Ohur& now f:ntibly feels its lofsi our Faith laments the want o' her Defender, and Relion, being overca in a cloud of impiety, the fanatical uncleminers of creep out of their dens and caverns, and fir of all oot their arrows aDin our univerfity: never. thdefs, if any one igilance could have defended the cred cau of learning, yours wout ctainly tare done it. ow oldly you eonfulted ts honour, whil th 0 in authoriq thunder'd again us, thi univety all wime f you; and the Most sos gxlu, whom you rometime re crea- ted, fixall, one time or oth=, reward yo merito- rious eondu. appy are they who have fuch an illurious ample before ,heir ey?] more ppy they, who by )'our precepts are tram up to virtuel but moR happy ould I be, i[ you would eeem me woth to be chofen into the number of thole who tell forth your prais[ So gratefully will i acknow- ledge this obligation, th I promire ro promote, as much as in me lies, the good of the college, and o 3e a thorough.aed onform to your ray aio;Is, I woOiful four orip'  buble etitloner;

8o Terre-Filis. v. One of C. C. C. in a publick f'pcech, when was proCtor of the univertity, jul after the King's tlceff.,on, having abufed Dr. A,t.vvt!, and given  the wor!t charaSer his �p!een and invention could furnifh him with, had the/ remarkable wor& in it:/-1;./2 medih ad a ut,t a'c7at viam ; abe.::, di/edat; cotvzxus? mRS.. By theft metho, ls .aves his way to Coua? 3,o;e; let im go i tootab fiit te Anoth= pro,or, about three years ago, in fch, told the univerfity this mebncholy flor),; Zb ventron  ut Ecczsa ab eo, ui titulo honvur, ene diruta fit. ings, fiid are ee to that pail, that the Cucn b demol/ by him ho has the honoar to m e flile,i the Dswue of it. It is imble to reinemir all the infinmtions  efleons of this nature, for the lafix ye=s; v few pubck fche, declamations, or !r. mo, were thout them i rome have bern full o nothing ei as in particuhr, the ous fir- m., of wNch I am to give  account in TERR�.

TERRE-FiLIU$. N O XV.. ttic Iratat e Deos 0 Pv.j�R.a'. Jmr. March P'O N the twenty-ninth"oi e  ? r 9, the reverend poetical gentle man, whom I have �everal times- had oeeafion to mention, preach'el ,' a notable fermon upon this (as we find it written ir the thirteenth chapter of the prophet" ttofea, and 'at the ninth' ver,) 0: libel,' tbo haft' droyed thy ]3If, but in me is thine help., From which words he undertook to prove, that' ELat,, our modern !jqae!, had al.fo de ro 'd it el or (as he more elegantly worded t) was gmlty civil and I'piritual lyCmurder ; which.he intrduc'd' by oblirvi"ng, that as when a tingle perfort falk his,otto hands, or, (as the text flys,) de. firoys himj}lf :  it s call'd fimp!ej31f-murder5 �o, when a whole civil' locicry falls by its own hands, or deflroys it191 f, it is' civil klf murder; and fo-agin, when  uhole etta- blifh'd church falh b its own hands, or defiroys itfil it is (otritul �el�.murde, A{ vhat pa�culr time our Brlgi l/9ael bru'd its hands inks own blood, he thought it

1.cid, qo that &y, to acqunt us purpofcly avoid- rag, through his whole reahraent, to mention the of 0o lqames m'el or King Charles i ufing, inClead thereof, the: and fuch-like general expr. e. ffions, as the u ur er, the rightful heir the royalexde, the exi lea monarch, &c. betides whxch, he tingled out fuch incidents in his defcripfion of this our flare of civil and fpirltt,:a! fidtide, as bore a nearer =11ufion to later times than to tho former ones, which the occafion of the day fuggeffed to him; exhibiting to his gaping audience an unjult parallel between Kisg Charles I. and ]amet I[. and between Oliver Cromwel ad King This mof.:ld )lie. murder we committed, t ems, firll, . our aifibedience to the CauRca i and, fe- dreally, our i,,jufliu to the l. By our a,/bbdiece totheCavncu  to prove which, the Cosvocx;ov did he, u,a: filehe'd: a-u/our holy mother va$ ot permitted to take �oun]}l for herOIC. Poor old lewdman! what a fad thing that wai? gent to fhut her holy lip; up .-_nd not �uffer her to tell winter-evening tales of witches and apparitions in a chimney-corner, as /he us'd to do!.-- to be Cure, good man! he did not glance this obliquely upon the prent government for timing her fo now. Seemingly, fiid he. the bifhop were de?rig'd by a lay- ertntokrabte impudence again! that the vile beafis the people lhould offer to turn a q irated gentleman out of a good diocefe, and an tdied coach and fx onl for refufmg to romi to be  re&l i o? upon any other Fretence whaff0- ever !--Here again without doubt, the preacher did not think of the lay-deprivation of biopsat the Revolution. Bt.t, he added, e ought t hie d} God, that many q'to]} rere driv fithm d ri=att ordain fd rns,   to maima the ialuale

xv. Teme. FiliSts. 8' rain minitiers, to who/} valid and eflleadou$ prayers ve may tiouflyfuoio!_the Reftoration was in a great mealare owing. It fills out very luckily for this 1oral preacher, that all his initantes agree with. �ome- tiling nosy.a-days. We all know that there Is now in tee world a t of tng!i. hiehops, prielts, and deacons, behind the curtain, who are perpetuatinl for us this invaluable bl.en of a regular u)nterru5 tedfuteeon 5 and putting up valid prayers for anb- ther Ratto; but that our tho&x preher the in his eye, would  avaiu &urch,  re?ealing the las ma& for it and allowing a Yolerafion to all per, ns, ko themlves Protefiants; the' under that name ere inclMed, ho did not believe the reefired trines ol ethe Trinity. Where this was aim'd, is ve_ri/' plain, flnce in �romd's days feveral.l_r�ons, whi did not believe the receiwt do6trines of'the Trinity, were �o fir from being, toleratM, that they were profecuted with the utmof[ rigour. I!. By our injufiie to the Kmo, which, did he, conrifled in keeping hi.m out of his rightful and here. ditary dominiom i ohtek they did upon there prind- Fir/}, Vox lOtuli eft v0x Dti; which has fmce ,.been ged by the eburth as m argument for hered, tury right. Secondly', $alus polul ! e fieprema lex. hiuily, Hereditary rtgbt u,t be it ade. Which rome White-.boobies have thought to be the and not principles of the Revolution, of the Oliveria ufurlationi but what cannot ignorance and whiggila fee?- lgay, fikl he, many fithe Xlng5 iendt them}Iv

FirIt, What moji o[ them had takm the Oaths t, the ufurtxTr__ . Secondly, wht it ould c the nation  great 'hiry, at t Kin ann his imds re u- t,8,1 to  g  cliff=eric reli 'on rom hat a e. All wNch ivolous gcs he fully anfered in a �e words. Yo the firfl, viz. That moil of the Kins's friend, 13ad taken the oaths to the ujitrper : He anfwered, I .thrant it i but betaup th had done a wicked unjuit ing, muff tbe/therfbre continue in it ? Wretched bldeed muff tbei} eafe be, vben their alology becomes their aggravation t Here was an abfolufion from oaths, flap. dafl at once, for the young hdents to carry home they hare next an occalion for perjury. gaintl As to the fecond of theta, viz. That it vould the nationa great deal of bloodfled to reflethe King: this objeaion, fiid he, is of jufi as much weight, if a ern who bad broke a Limb jhou!d cbufe to be to)me pain tn the ]}tting of it.. To the third, That the 1ling and his jrriends evere $[ted to be of a different religion from what voas en" erally Fofqfi'd here, he anfwered roundly thus: $uptfimg it to bejb,yet is there no more weight in it than in an  the reft; or it could not be denied ,y,f . that he had a jttfi hercalgary right to_ be our King: Nov jullice is of a divine eternal. nature, and cannot with he difperd u_a any account  to do injuttice un- der preterze of religion, b to obey God's laws  ng .3od's lawS: We muff not, fiid he. do injultice to PrelD"oe the &fi church, or the }efi religion in the tn .-ufiie, d de un it us:

xv. Terre-Fili.s. Though 1'/'peak ith the tongues ff men d of gets, aa ha,.e not juice,  am become as unding brafi, or a ttklg cmbal. nd though I hze the gi of propheq, al un&r. fland all myeries, and all knowledge i and tho' I all faith, fo that I could remo=e m,ntaim, and have not juiee, I am nothing. dthough I bflo alg my good, toed the and though I give my bo o to be burned, andhae not juice, it prteth me nthing. Juice fureth long, aa is kind; }uJce envieth not i juflice vaunteth not it, is not ?Od Doth not behave itbg unemO, feeketb but her on, is not carlo proked, tlinteeth no evil, e 'oyceth not in ini u O, but re 'oiceth in the truth. , eareth all tings, belie=eth alI things, hopeth mgs, enreth all things, RtsoaEn all things. Tile word REsoetva was delivered in as remarka, blea manner as it is printed, le (though it was none off the apoKles words) is learned audience ould not apprehend his meaning; and therebrehe shunfired it oat among them with an emphafia that could not efcape the allowe apprehenfion. There was one thi, which I obferv plead them extremely it wasa melancholy reprdentatmn of the condition of our exiled Monarch: He mas, id the preacher, in .a mournful ile, obligedto der bou} the earth, like a fugitive, from aatio to nmion, and flora on people to another peoplei nay, his roal li e was not out of danger, the ufurper mp]qed ricans to q. lay htm, and fled h, blood :'but th hand Orovi&nce, fiid he, guar&th the lives ff Kings, and proseSeth' them from he lice their enemies. Mean hite, fiid he, the ufurr fitccte&d roufly in all his un&rtakgs : he as viSoriota in his an, ana artful in his ttties; the greatO ebks courted bh Aacs3 [tNs as whfi th

86 Teme-FiIus. xv. uadruple alliance was on foot ] and the Briti nn. tiaa, eyre under ufartion, 'as t inglovious. e ere, indeed. fiid he, fiwral to rorv te gg; bt tty ere either  unad=id. ly egun, o rot executed, and at Iut finied, that thq fied on to aggrana,e the e  in ffeon of? .-. Of t ve rtate men, th att$ to re the_hwful eir, me ere biei thers ut to &ath, an{ the Oates of both ated, which brought great fums into the ufur. 's )me indeed had their lives f?ared, exchequer ait   I;. or 3teau their ates. were not h takNg from them i but this on vered what the Wifemm]ays, Tt the mercies of t wickfl lut it will/5, remembred, to the lafiing honour this univerjy, that during the ufurpation, this table body continued connt and true t the royal exile, evera whilR armed form were within our walls. He condu&d with an exhortation to his brethren, not to clefpair tnxl_er the greater evils, but to wait with patience in lure and certain hope, What H E that fhall come, will come, alut that all theft things ./hall b, brought t aft. This is a faithfu account of his difcou/! UlOn this octalion, wNch I leave my readers to coniCder �f fill next Saturday; when I will acquaint them with the ings agai it. TERR.

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0 ! Tempor ! 0 ! Morer ! Senatu hot intelligit, ful videt, H:�tamen =ivit ! Cicero. ,_.___H. E �ermon which I have anatorniz'd

n my laft paper, cannot puzzle the

der any more than it did the auditon ic to find out its meaning: it was uni- vexfilly received in one xn/, thou?.h with different emotions. I, who heard it my !e'if, never w fuch a variety of countenances as upon this occafion; fome./m te with their eyes fixed in amaze and indignation upon the reverend preacher; others difcovered a fort'of pain and fear for their chain. pion; rome difdain[ully freiled, and fhewed a frange mixture of malice and fatisfac"tion; whilR others looked with fuch traiterous vehemence, as if- they w. oukl have ruled upon their libelI'd King, were he within their reach, and, like Shepherd, have fmot ir-to. the heart. It was applauded for the bo/de.//, the/n]/guarded, and r/off extd!ent fermon againR the government, that had been preached even at Oxjrd, �ace the King's accellion i all'waved their caps to the preacher, as tyaff through them out of theehurcli, in teltimony of their approbation i his health was the roar of the ight, anil'his abilities the burthen of their con vet. �uon.

$8 Teme. Filius. xv, Several gentlemen, well affe&ed to the King, and his adminiaration, who were prefent at the delivery of it, and took down an abftra& of it in. writing. waited for Come time in expe&ation that the zice. cbcellor, or Come of' the do&or or governors of the univeffity, would take notice of fo impudent an infult upon the government, whole creatures the ? are; but finding that nothing of this nature womd be done, the reverend Mr. Meadocaurt, Fellow ?denon college, waited upoi the and comp',ained of a ]3ditious xSrmon preaeh'd b Mr. Wh . on upon the day ufored,d, defii':ng that his notes might be demanded, and that he might be puniff. ed according as the Statutes dire&ed. To this the vice.ckaneellor anfwered, that he was at church himtlf, and that he did not obferve any thing j.litious in the �ermon, nor had any do&er or Hea:t of a dollege complained that there was; and therefore he bad him particularize any lva,ge, in which he apprehended thefid#ion was couch d. But Mr. Meadorcourt reply'd, that he would not char . . any particular paffige, ,becaufe f he dd not do exa&ly in the preacher s words, he might deny it to be his do&fine, and �ape jullice; and therefore he charged the tenor of the whole rmon with ,li- tio, and deftred that his notes might be examined, and that then the fiditious paffiges would appear. Th:s complaint and requ was the more reafona- b!e, l:ecaufe, but a few months before the vite-than- ee.'lor had demanded Mr. MauriWs notes, upon a corn- Ynt made inlt'afermon which he reach'd, that it contained �omcthmg contrary to one of the Arti- de of the church oflgland, without any particu- hr allegation; and he was prohibited to preac'h with- in the ?in&s of the univerfity upon that account. Yet in the prefent care, the vic.tIsantellr abfo. iute. l� refu.fed to demand the preacher's notes with- out a pamax charge i though the.flatute in this

s �, Terra-Fiiius. 8 9 ca�e flys, that if complaint be made .gainlt any mon to the vice-chancellor upon reajt:able ground of fufpicion (ab aliqito rationabilem fuf?icioni eatm a erente) that it contains any thin difagreeable or contrary to the do&r, ne, or d,fc;phne of the church of �:,gland, the vice.chancellor fiall demand an exa& copy of the frmon, and call to his affiflance fix other do&ors of divinity, (of whom the Regitzs project, ff he heard the �ermon, fha!l be one,) who are to conrider whether the complaint is )uiti and if it is, to punifh the offender with prohibition, (to preach within the precincts of the univerfity,) or with recan. tation: but, flys the ttatute, if the trmon is p ec- ted to tend tofidition, that then the vice-chancellor, with only one more do&or of divinity, flall puni(h the offender by fine, !ublick recmtatio, or imFin. But the misbrrune of the {tatute is, that if the vice-chancellor ea#not fie Jedition in a fermon, tM be{ eyes in the wofifi beffles avail nothing; which was our particular misfortune in the care of our rioration. preacher. The vM. chanceLtor having ref'uid to proceed on a eneral complaint thou h, as i obf'erved, hedk'i . g _ ( g

n the cal of Mr. blaurke) the complainant drev,

up the fo. ll.o. wing charge,. and delivered it in wfi.Sng to the vte �baveltor, v z. "I Charge it upon Mr. lift.---on, that the gane- ' ral fcope and defign of his late fermon was to ". afperFand blacken the adminiltration of his ma- ".lefty King Go,as, by a partial and wrelted re-_ "pretntation of all the a&ions and circumttances "the refint Rei n, as arallel to what ha ned du- . p . p ?pe .. 'r rm the ufur anon of' Co,w�r.t,. I char e _.g. p g . "1,kew�e with maintainin tveral pofitions tend- "rag: to arraign the julhce ofthe late glorious Revo- .' !uiivn, and-to rubyeft the foundation on which

�ra. Fi!ius. xw. it fiands: I therefore require, that the �ermon be immediately called For, and examined by the, pro. per judges; and that the offender be punifl tl in fuch a manner as the 1tatutes dire&. Iichard Meadowcourt. Neither did this charge in writing fitisfy the vice. hancellor. any more than his verbal one before; nor could he be prevail'd upon to proceed againIt preacher, defying the complainant to acquaint the Government with his refufa15 bidding him, in a fcomful manner, take his courfe. Do you, id he, hat you thb, k )'our duty to our Kin ,'and I wll do Y. g hat I think rn duty tithe umverfity. Upon this t}pult. Mr. Meaaov�ourt nt an ab- riva& of the �ermofi to one of his majetty's princi-  ' licretaries of Rate, with a letter in,brining him, iir!,t meafure$ he had taken az the.htutes dired, 1 hat ill fucce he had met wth f?om the . This abflra& was afi:erw.ards artcited by fwen or ai�ht gentlemen ol r the unwerfity, five of whom ,tere clergyram, who offered to give their oaths to

he .truth of what they atted, and will, ! believe,

.till do it, fl'ould it ever be required. The right houourab!e Gentleman, to whom this lett w.s lent, hOUgle� affair of fuch impor- tance. that he laid it re the Lords jufiices of' the nation (the King being then ahroad)'who immedi. ately difpatch'd a merleget to the wire. chancellor, commandin him to roceed accordin to ttatug g _ p g againfl the preacher. This unexpet!ed command being brought to tle vice-chancellor, he thought it not advifeib]e to refu any longer to do his duty; and therefore, having muf- The right honourable ames �raggs, Efq;ter,cl

xv. Terrx. FiIius. 9 ter'd together fix other grave do&ors of divinity, (though, in s of fldition only oe is required by mte, a before mention'dO the prcher was nt for to Gdgoth, where they met fbr this purpofi, and his notes were deman&d  not without fufpi- don among rome er;ons, that notice was giv him .over-night to l[e them, or get romebody to  them away. But the are only fufpicions. However, Mr. preacher apr'd, and co[cientioufly depos'd upon oath, that he had loft his notes, in which care the flatute requires, that the pertbn compin'd nf flall be amin'd upon oath, as to he rticulars he is charged with, or of which he flands (pe&el. Some. thin of this nature was done, and the tefutt of it g feat back to the Lot& jiee but in fo rarica. ting and untisfa8of manner, that itconvinc'd them of the taious fprit which rgn'd ut Ord not amon:  the Lad only (as.hath oftm aong young km cioufl prtd) but ev mong  1 gom d eta dos of the universe. Up this comumelio behavior to t Govn. ment, romething was thought neceffiW to  done for the efirmato of the univety, and much talk'd of at tha time but it has, i fupfe, been  lo po-pon'd tq oth buffneff, that at la they v qmte forgot r. Ae the end oF the year, the ice-chaneellor, in a pub.i& fpeech, triumph'd over the Government, and infulted Mr. Meadowcourt, calling him debtor tur- ulentus, u de petaluma poetices profere, in ara. tiane accuratm tyrannidis mrias depingete, ca- uefius efij & quum ip delatari inobediens ui, ad xueos udic provasvit, fprt mt autkrJ- rate, reto uramenta ua ;  turbulent In ormer, y, for fying in a moil accurate manner the mi. rie: of tyrannl; and hen I ould not obey the in-

Teme-Filius. x jSrmer, appeal'd t foreign 'udges,.in contempt f n 7 authority and hi$ an oath? Mean while, th is the man, O ye higgs and ons of libeft' ! 0 'e gret tMker$ t Kin Gea6 and the Fotefiant riteteflon I thk, I fly, is the man, who for prching up peq.7, re&llio;, and bandage to the youth of ihe natlob, tot abulitg e King, reviling his government, impeachig his right, and mring him, and his glorious prede- eeffor King William, with ,he wor of all tyrat and ufutrs, gains ceem and encouement, and pularity among us enjoys at prent a good place, d a good fefi'ip, and lives in daily expec- tations, and und daily promif of nexv prefement and new honours ! Whfl tho few, thoro vy [, who, in opfition to fpiritual icked- e, dar'd to afft the u of the Kin to hom , t they had fora, and to ogfe the perCon, whom theIt had ab{ured. are left to the  and vengeanc o'tho , whole defies in the hte s  wch'd and d: me of tm have  t ees ; Come their[e3ip; Come  exB , and Come ruin'd all Mve fuffer'd for tr z one way or other, eithe in their intereft6 their bve,  reputivn; ne, tt I know bye n rewd for it, nor even prote&ed their forme common right  but they lye deCpairing und dereliivn, and the �ins oF preft or the tors of approaching lamities.

TERRz'E-FILIU S. N �I. dudendure eft, ut illuflrata eritm patent multicju k PxRjvmo liberentur. Lacq::. t T adminilters great comfort to me, un-  I l* der the fatigues of my a,a,temieat war. fare, that altho' rome right grave and fe-  rious pc?ns find fhult with my manner of wrinrg, none of' my fa&s againf the univerfity have been contradiCted by any o1: my cor- refpondents. What I have urged in my third paper concerning matriculation is fo juft and reafonable, that it has occafion'd the two �ollowi,g letters;both of which will ferve to explain and 1trengthen what I have fiid upon that fubje&  to which end I now make them publick. IRs "'T' Hough I know it is commonly fiid, tha "I. whatever is elhblifh'd by the authorit,,, of "fo learned a Body as the univerfity o%ht to be ' free from the cenfur�: of any private yerfon; yet y Ihum.

94 Terra-Filings. "I humbly conceive, that what :you or I all "tite, nnot jufily be oftenfive to them. if they " really lovers of th, and not maintaints of a "fin; beufe the v and me rind adver- "ie we 11  to their errors, fo much the ', tt fdmds are we to them. The error (to "ufe no wor a fitS) wh;ch I 11 mention, are "the oaths and fubrOtions impos'd on every one " at his mitt-e into, and tal. ig �delree in the "univfity. The rmer of thffe you hint "me time agoi but I think it is of fuch impor- "tan, that t ought to  more fully mned on, "Wtev dimini'es or takes away the reverence "or oblidon of mt, doe at the time time "loire the on nds of human fodety. Now, "fmce an m is Fo Dieran a thing, I think it is a- �'   tt it oghr to  rerv'd for "aM we} ons. Whh= this re  oh- "f'd in the univety of Oxeo,, will R ap- " om the pra. If any one tt is fix- "t ymrs of age comes to the univV, he "obtig'd by mte, fore he  be Mmtt, fo �' lnly to fvm tt he will obferve all the a- 7 mte aM oms of the artivOry, tugh he

 ne= f nor knows any thing of one

"em; or,  dibras exeff To & he k=oms not bat, nor "for'till after he has fwom this, be has no itatute- ,' book given him. I am not wiling to make any ,, refit&ions of my own upon this pra'Odee, and "Onall therefore only tell you what ^reh-bifimp ', 11otfou flys when be is numbering up the dif- "ferent kinds of P�ujURV ,s. In like manr, flys

xwn Terra. I3'lius. he, he s gudty of enurv'. u, � ,. . ..ht he s nor toorail. ---  "tevtat he i. n....._ . 7'v, ga reajonabl "ther .-- -'- "' v.er�Now, ,, r..r.5._,, a man ay e tiid to be mor,.t.. '-, ]wao trtai that h. , ,. -'7 neation of thole w'r_, ,_'5' to tny. c)n. - ,.u mer runs thither. "However, to etv the ltkeliho of an o "5g the Oatutes, I mall only mo.-_ "--cn eery udent is oblied -fi, --'7 " oqe, not to go a &er or haan-hunting, nor to o :o any "le of the ce-chancelIor.  p' " out the tvem' i, al-hou, o robatto- o w' "But this is not the wor �. . "But what may we not expe8 flora  "ard youths as there are  T t--- '., ch .for- ;  . hey Will cert ' � t,e exc OIVtR'S rtr (who us'd .tff,I uo oeler. Ine erer day de ai ii,),  & quoliet ete) "tinct they on fo loon and fi} determine fuch "matters as the are. However, left they outd  o too .vain 9f their abilities, I all reco ena to them 10me reflea;-_  - . .m c t:ons or te In r. Locke, in his E- ot -- .... . e per, ns, flys hq however the ma e ad ,eat t 7 5 fiem hi h -. : . . theOlves, are con'a .-.- o totght, t that hich ouM be the f ma, the,r underl-: .... - .. fieq part "is t$ to opate truth ithout knolge

gion of their con, d mt therore fwa#o dow kowg 'ha't h are made of i or like the Common ,'i, of aa arnO, thq m 4  their armd, and courag as their leaders direr, ithout e=er examining, or  much as kncing the cau;e thq contend for. udibrm exprefies partly th finfe thought thus: To an unnoavn church-di.rcili;e ; W engage, nd after un&and. t is, iaeed, thelf fame c 0 th their$ that fwore t' & era'. ,c I flail to this ?to&ice too beg leave to "again the words of the fore. nam'd Arch-bilho?, in "the timepage' Wheu a man,fays he, is ncertain "whether rhat he fears to, be true, this likevife is "perjury; for men ought to be certain of what they "art upon oath, and ot fwear at a ,nture. Now, "to fly that thefe gentlemen of t:vet=e years old, ,' fwear and fubfcribe to theti dffcult and abfirt{} �' points otherwife than at a venture, i what I "think the fearIce of thefe learned impofers them- "feNes woud even blufh at. Nay, the very tta- "tutes themINesfeem to me to �uppofethem igno- �' rant o the articles when the 3' fubfcribe to them, ', fince 'tis the chief end of their rutore ut inlti. � tuant cos in rudimenth religionis, 5 doFlrin arti- "ctdi$, in.One& Zonal. anno y6z. editis. That they "may initiate and inftru& (not confirm) them in the ', rudiment, of religion and articles of faith, fit forth " the of London, x know

xw. Tm',.Filha'. 97 ' I know 'ris commonly urg'd by the/ youths, "m defence of their fwaring thus, thac confe- ,' rin t. hdr age, they may fly with the poet, ,c &tIravt, menter iniuratm gero. I fhat! re- ,' ply fo them in the wfrds of the uniteriley itiilf, "m her own explication of this oath: $i quit in "n#& tortice trbour tiffit, 0 ad junnffun ,, ardrutn a.rt non obligandi iipthm, non. ideo ', 'urii trimine extufturn rtudere  &bet. "far itut intoning to lay !u mmcl uuder ni. "oligation, he mull not tloerfore thinl bir]lf "cflo  �ilt of PtjY. !f any one thinks vere, " I ve n too in ewiag that   univfity (e defign of which is to inu "men in virtue and morty) ds aimoff una- "voidly fubje all its memrs to dduble Psi. "lwv Of Arch-biop lbpn has rightly "'what rjury contiffs in,) I all only reply, ' 1 you think fit to commumte what i have "now t you, you may expe farther "wi rome refitions on the method  aking Dur :c, j, "P. 8. You mention in on ofyou. r papers, that "the V--------r of OxFoav, Ins forbid all the col- "fee-hour'es there, to take in poor T_,x-, under "the halt of being di common'd: pka�e to re- pe y o . commend to hun, or !s friends, " he follo,in g '.' fmtenc� of bithop Wylor, a htc member of that F  tailrer-

Terr,e-Filius. xvx. "tmi?erfity;. Forbidding th.e tublicmlon of "which there is rmthi& mpious, fly he, implies "ether that re dJflru our cauj, or drufl our  l=es  our abideits: d it is but n ilhterate " to tht that fh inreR and u  tht author, and ai}ut, his ritings:  t eonaq, S he, 'till }t fod that the "riee =i  bd  a condmn'd or a forbid-  m. SlR iT Hough I have been your eonfhnt reader, and, by fatal experience, am convinc'd of the truth of'what is alledg'd againft the uni- ,, verlity of Oxvouo yet my own private buffneff ,, hashitherto orevented my being your corref_ndenti "and.I have, 'fore againlt my will, been obliged to �' defer a ha?pine which I have long ?romis'd "my fell. '- In your third paper, you have treated of the ,c oaths which are impos d on young ftudents; but , there is one inflance o the knavery of rome of ,' the great men o! the univertit), which certainly "muR have efeapd your knowledge, or doubtleE ,, )ou wou!d have thought it too flagrant to have ,, been omitted. "Whm I was matriculated I was about feven- ', teen years of age, and confequently entitled to "take ill the oaths i accord.ugly I �ubfcrib'd the "thirty-nine articls of religion. (tkongh, by the ', bye, I did n:t kno that I had done it titl near fix "months afterwards) and the then V--Ch----r u Dr B .... n, comin ot:t of the convocation- '� hot, :, Itc, ok the o.,r]. of furema, and of .,$ obtv:ug theftam;o, Irsvileges, &c. of the uni- - �_ vetfity,

Terre- Fi. liur. 99 "verfity. After which the do&or tign'd my "ticu!tion paper, tettif),ing that I had nifo taken "the oath of' allegiance, though not one word o "it, or his majelty Ki,g G-oRE, was then men- "tion'd. ,' "$houl,d you, upon the publifhing this letter, be "reproach d as an inventor ol: thoods, and the "thing ,be obje&ed againIt, as what was never "pra&is d in the univerfity, be but fo kind as to "acquaint the world with it, and 1'11 then openly "afterr what ! now only give you a private inti-. "marion of. "If this hint can any.ways be �ervlceable to you, "you are welcome to t, and may promill: }'our "tell' the future correfpondence of, $ir PHILALETHE From the lqrfi of there, I think, it appears, that according to the notions of three of the grea?eR men that our country ever Ned, ^rch-bifhop willot- .r bifhop �urnet, and Mr. Locke, the direSots o  the univerfities ([or rjeant Miller has prov'd the fame of Gam3ridge) cannot evade the charge o[' impoting PrmJR� upon all their members,/'rid of' initiating: thole of ur youth, who are to be the guardiars. and ornament o'the commonwealth, in the impheir guilt of that oor]} of crimes. I need ot add, what every reader will naturally deduce in hil own mind, that if this henious charge be a tru F{{ tcharg:,

xoo Terra. Filius. � charge, it is no woMer that there is fo much fraud, corruption, breach of truff, and eonterpt of oaths as is atffent, and has. been of late years, too vitibl L .common among{ usl for when:once this 'great bar-. -ri& is byeken throug.h (and .what can tend more to' it, than ftch pra&ices m te publick �chools ofthe na- tion ?)humanf valery has nothing to maintain itfelf, but arms force, and the au.thofity of arbitra legions. . The. 'lafi of there letters I PUblifh beeau{ k men- ttom two --tis, which I took notice of in my mmr u! m rriculio viz. I. That many, I mightfiy, that molt gentleroes �re trot appri'd, at tl. time wlz-n .they. f. ubfiril/the

  1. ldr..-nine artide, thiit they do fu}fctb; them; of

which I have had feveral perfoml initraces amongfl: my acqtanee. And, . . a That the oath of allegtnnce to King $ often eMtdi or nt, at leal], on evtuIecl five or fix years ago. ! conf an s letter is not a voucher of' the truth of any fa&, and therefo,'i/. do or disigve it, as he thinks that I can afttin: him is, that it is a gt#u/ne-Je..er, and  to my handsinit as I publilh it. B-'ttigl. j. which couiifs of rgsonmt upon the lralice of the uuiverfity, is not liala! t th I wtql 1o�e my obfervafions utam th-fulf'.;e&. in {i me future , with giving the t? a 9, of ottr tlnlv ttatutea ? l'O-wl:iich -hi will,

red how rarimt/0ufiy_they obferve them, ...He

fee whetlser, in a word, P�ajuRz is nat the fu, smsgd. dds confluence of mritsiJsthm  ".or (to  a cant term into plain-.lng///h).w. hether ever/t do$ uotfu&#/ ruth/o/t -, -

T E R R ]E-F I L I U S. N �!l. ' " '--------ld.dritror 'Orime in wita 0 utile, .t nequid nimis., T. And. T is an opinion general!yprefam'& and admitted to be true, that terO gw?t the orld; whichl however, s not fo very plain to' me, but that it may be worth an idle fellow's while to examine, it,it-be fo true as we are told. There are cer- tsjul r other fpri.ngs of' human ae"tions, which ve a re'at are jn the affairs of the world. The deftre nrnt is the ticret caufe of all heroic and aous enterprizes, and is reckoned a fuflleient equi. valnt for the lofs of' quiet, and. molt other articles d i,.happy life; to this fatal pnnciple are confiantly' fidifiCd:the choiceft fpirits, the flower and omd- mmrof every age, millions of' lotdiets, and authors. i .,is of' prevailing authority with �ome and"ia-fo much r. eputat_ion as to be c.Im'd by?ll. The:unhappy fodety of' be f/vi.t, m .ort-qeld have n.ot yet been brought to difclam the condugt

Terve4'lius. xvx. or: this as their governing principle. I was lately ask'd by a near Telation of mine, who has been a tenant there rome time, if', in my confcience, I thouoht he and his brotherhood ought not to trufted vth thesr liberty, as well as the tribi of tulrats, fia3fcribr, &c. I own, I was going to grant him his point, when he run on fo oddly, .again the condu of the adminillration, in rome a,,e particulars, that prov'd to me the Poor man muff geeds be very mad 3 I flook my head in to. ken of rnjt compaflion and fuperior reafon, and left faire, It mull not be forgot, that there are rome a very few) who are under the direr:ion of an odd ?rindpte enough; they call it their con/iience: I be- lieve the term is uniitelligible antl obfolete, excc N to a few of my dffci?les within the liberties, with whom I all at Fretint leave iti only adding, that this inci?',e (however aukwarcl and hnta_ftic they rr, ay th?k :} would have a very good elFeft: m a dignify d clergyman, or the Head of a college. And I mull do a certain :enth the jullice to fly,, that I lino,;, above or.e or two of that reverencl body, who ure raves to this princi?leat this very day. I fi eak what I think the trtah,and I don t care whethera.n? body believes me or not. But from my wn little obfcrvation I have been ?t to think, that mankind is molt generally under the power of another principle, which is of infinite variety, and partakes frequently of rome one or other f the forego' ing principles, and yet is in many re- fleOs tlifferent frown an]of them: 'tis what ! fhall at prefent ditiinguifh by the name of Fltrot,, or that irarticular bent of mind that obftinate turn of fondntis and inclination, ,hich altooil every one �eel rome time or other, for �ome favourite trifle, rome good that ..lls chiefly in the fancy, and is of- ten inconftttent esther with intereft, re?utation, ea- iotl,

xvx, 7err,e-Fihus: xo fon., or virtue, or all of theft'. The gratification thn humour, whatev, er it'be, is generally what we, �mean by the word I lerei and yet we are fo tily friends, and at-ce with our dr whimties that' we make i. to call our humour by  better name, and endsyour to juifv it (at I}) to our felves, by diruifing it under fme of the more cious titles above-mention'd.. 'Twou'd be endlel3, as well as impertinent, toen- ter into a detail or divifion of the variety of humour. The rder will eafily recolle& his own pleafure, and tho of his acquaintance, and by what falfe lo- gick, what plearant 10phifiries every one juifies hiv particular' inclination. For my own part, I am afraid I mu conrider mylf (among multitudes o' other people in the beginning of'ti}) as under the condu& of humour rathe than any thing el&i for I be!ie'e I $a:l ncve ke thought to have made a proper court to my in- terea, by enuing into a ra unadvif:d war with the uitu and werful provinces of ignorance and' idlene s, perur and profanen O. Could- I have kept my countenance, or not 1oK my temper, at the fo. lemn fialking gravity, which, with an air of liner- rance and pious contemplation cove'd the deficien- cies offi and honefi?, Tn.-FLtUS might now have lived in lure ancertain hos of Ning one day a fellow of acollbge, and in the receipt of twenty unds a yrj but tinct it was not my humour, I mu endsyour to repair the lo of that comfort- ab',e cxpe&ation, by perfuading my reader that i =m a coniffor r the unprofitaNe interes o truth an8 liberty. and publick go; a chara&er fomewMt fin- tique and idieulous enough. 'Tis, however, a pleafute which I wou'd not ex- change fbr any other, to think, that the world ou&d with people as wrong-hdyd as myfclt; and fuch too, as dare to pevere m the error F q �with

fi me nds in Mieving him!f  right, the tO i to cliffover we are 'the wrO'._  g omny aM I eve I am not w, aft hayingrate than [arely fuf hmfdf to  ong, h fod ends enough in the me Mifon to vog him in the right. None ow  well as the unhappy the true va- he of comfy in misfortune: the mo forlorn wretch  me Id is he tMt is utM alone. No;n in the oI cha& oqoiminals endues them fo milch to oneanother, as the hkenefi of iheir crimes. find I ave b told that the cclebrat Mil- t, never ented into convolution aMut c and writings, b dffcov'd (unknown to himfhaFs ) that the blindn of tho gt men ad an unaccomrable are in the  aM honour' Mch e Eaglman id to the memory of the For my own , I don't well know how to mt or Memn the mikcs ofothsas I oug[t.. Who hasaMndon'd hisintere, and eohfulted' on- ly his umour, has rmin'd me to his fide,mud is juffifimfim of my own condo&. For this rfon'i am quier than oth ple und all adminiflra- tionsi and fore, tht I am likel to pals my time, as well pls'd as moR  his maj Ry's fubjeOs re: but xt to the mnrolati'bn I mcve om t lent eoudu& of affairs, I find by hittorian, that l-luouu, with the advimtages.ol,' power and racy, has had as great a lkare in the events of fdr: met times, as at preterit: this mull needs make the. g///h hiltor/to me the molt entertaining book in the world. There I meet wit h k!ngs, who have judg'd fo ill, as to believe they had an intereft apart from that Of '' their people; and that it was worth thdir whik/' to fupport a hma4teatheunitaliesof thdrfu,h-

je&.s for jufiice. To ranbrain thls trifling bur.,. be it i'etnhmbred, that Crowns have been often bazarder,-  lmetimes lo. lt. Wtever ihtteries may have !g'/n Fid to �uch kings, whiie living, poferit does ti.Of remembe them either as great princes, or honeff When I read of a minltier, (whether of' a rap- dous, or n negligent, unknowing b#mour) whet' unm�onabl� piJ'um'd upo n his prince's 'flyour.- which, in the progre of the it%ry: appears to be too weak, or too fickle to pmte htm.; roethinks I attend the noble Lord to his �mffold with as much fvel]ing fitisfitc'tion as the injur'd Commons who i6c!i'a him. There have been parliaments. too, or parties in them, who for meer gratificauon of the popu humor, have inveteratdy_ pufh'd the ruin a fa- becaufe he was fo, and wathout vourite roeeft _ hopes of a better to �ucceed hm) as far as an abfo- lute rupture with the prince, and the mi�eries of' a civil var, Caprice and burnour has;e been fatal in the fubje& as well as the cro.wn, an.d have, from. both, di&ated fuch violences in polittcks, as have often overthrown the profperity of this nation, and entail'd r real misfortune upon it. ! re! te lndmauon of redafling rome of my hiftorical literature to my readers, which would b matte of fireat fitisfa&ion to my fell, however it might fare-with them. But the profeffion of quill hath lately dealt fo much in this fort ot ware, that I fhall for once conquer my' humour, and conclude, that if reafon be the belt gift from heaven to man, 'tis bale and ungrateful for him. to reign himfell to an), other conduct. Reafon. is the teft of humour; and that humour which is unrealamble, ought to be fcandalous. He that is guided' by reafon, ho, wever imperfe&, will pail a .-: Y$ ' is

,o0 Trr,e. Filiss. s�x. a contempible, uncertain creature, o?en to much tion himf_dt and is of confequence to others only by chance. TERR]E-FILIU$. N �. Y buffhers has hitherto been w. holly with the male delinquents in our mzer]tte:i but I am advsd by a friend, that I ou!d not, i� I &riga a general refbrmation of manners negl�& the other part of the fpccies, I remember old gentleman has often told me, that he could gue at the character of a man, aM the figure he marie in the world, by obferving that d his miflrefs There is fo much truth in this, that women are the caufe of more than half the good or ill ae'ions of a man's bef days: they re ottt very looking-glas we drefs our febes at them  and many times, like l. are., unf9rtunately fill in love with our �dves from the figure we make at this decdtful light.. If a man's mifre is kind, it is to be feen inkira m every trifling aion o� t-he } !_f csuel no lkafr� has its right talte to h m:

'-xz Terre. Filitt'. . o 7 and of fo ill con�equence are both'thetextrearns a yng man', who ould  minding his ime ment, that the one mak him mue too vohtfie to apply himfe}g the other too upid and fplenatie to take any delight'in his bufine or Rudies. I knew a promifing Lad, who came to the verfity, after having n approv'd thro' one oFour her fch0ols, as a dilint and ingious feholar: he was the very favourite of his maker, and I have heard h}m bnd)y commend his fir eps in th world of learning: I knew him for rome time, after e came among us, maintain the time chamber; chamber, and himff whH he kept his . employ'd Was in it: the m sfor tune that ttended him was, ind=d, that the poor young fellow did not drefi fmcs} nay, often was really dirty: by degreeshe got acamtedin the univerfity with rome oftho who call them- felves the beaux efprits of the p}ace; of the he foug.t the _onverfiuon, fir or, t of'curiofity and pes of improvement, 'till innfibly he forgot that motive which had brought him among them. He w, though he cou)d not agree they had a va deal of learning, that they had yet d lindn. . . y g  not abundance of wt, indeed, but very rich lace,, red:' ocigs, fil-button'd coats, and other things, which nRitute a man of tae in Oxford. All thi;_ I fay, be fiwi and as they are moR of t]em good-- natur'd ellos, was not onded at their dre-, eaufe he lik'd the men. And tho' it was a while bebre he egan to copy after them, yet thing is more cer{ain, than that'imitation follows' approbation. They were continua{3v crvine the  little more line. To this the or youth had little to fly; he percei'd the pro&ice was telg aDin him, but did not well know ho to coe up to it. He as a }ad ,f good n, and onfed this air,orion of himlfWould me him' F 6 be

! mc  & O  aCt T w n re- a  to ovmme ic: ys ,    of his  t uv, we m d out' �omebody for him to pk'a. Immediately the hint was aken: G--d, DM, t.ysone, did you never �c mi '/vi, one o� our top toats ? No, quoth , ,n{,f a h window. Well, Faith, flys he, to t,.. {he likes you, I my e!� heard h fly in pub- lick company," I have ten fl',ew'd lVlr. ":vcr dmcsi every body flys, he's a man of fire "it is a thouFaud picks he's �uch a florcu." This bait ws �o lply {aid, it could ,ot hi{ ccedi. i-!� was wavc,'ing in his own opinion �orei but ornen (at onc �o grca is their power to do good or harm) in an initau turn'd the ' f ca{c. My gc_ntleman very toodeftly (tho' wifhi,g not o be ufidccdv'd) cry'd, I am �ure y. ou jeff: a allqatiou of r conry clc:d up this �crupk aud immediately he cry'd, did you ever talk with {cr ? Has e wit? �o long his real'on h.e{d him. B when t'other nfw'd, lhe has the wbit nt/, j_ am/, the rv. {rmnoe eye, .the poor youth gh'c, md. �mii'd, and hiufh'd, ahd put himl�into all e ,ety oF poilures that this new idea co.u{d .,te.--To be lho' rt, ,o PPO? could he eat n,gtui home he were, walk',t bou his chamber, � and talk'd aloud to himfeif a lafi, threw his wig hm the fire. aM. like a mau of'reYo{ution, cry'd, ,i--d, rl! so pe h to ,ro,. hus was the fatal blow ftruck. See;  y. fak lcs, wht mifchiefs ye mght do unknowing, when your charms are only lk'd of in your fence! Hov much gear theu mui I your in-

9 flueace,! when yofi':rni yore. tlves in al! the ': of'ty'fo, :nqueR  The unppy yuth,l lm he fkiug,o hehisefolun of'n nvinc'd ofwt epl'a !f fd 'much in e thofighs o:  ngy: g erc w ft to (all is iends ot'm  umveVrfitally aRiag hm to pro- mte's iO; whi while he was his own con.. darter, hi tever had Rrain'd); he fear'd the ef- mm..wo hink him az'd by this fudd cge foi 'to 11ae this, it was buzz'd aut, th our rt le& Md an eftate fallen to him born a dt rnon, and that as loon as he was of age, money' w  ery plenty wih him. Therenrceed- ttis tomake .tdy to rni m with al{ ters o e ' egulp the mpe, milli- n, all courted hs cuRomi fo kind, fo g tur are t rt of Fle in oxford, that the ne re're to ruin any young gentlem Beho m fien equipt; his {ruy[rit:, fince t dd not have an opportumty o making the faii male acquainted with the air. we, the firR to dechre among e mtt . bli'aMUt the town, that Di;k was fmtten, and thq we lure, dreR at Mi. The Girl was nor difpld io  the obje& of his flame; tM nt, &cau this wonder, wrought natgralq as they thght, bore the thee of a miracle. This was turfi  Sail into a yufiter, and e thought that a mucg gmteel metamorphofis, than the G in-z-.'; to  fl; The induy o[" his brother farts: bought them together; ch was pls'd the ne not why, unl, caffe theg thought the' other was . As fn as th interw was over, ,. they'dunreal to themfilves every !k that hd md fitifi themfilves with a redprocal wich ey ci ey had infpir each other  t& So f iocen ill-condu erring.

x x o Terre-FJ!ius. .xx. erring. From this happ 2, day Dick's books become of little other ule, but to lay his bands- and ruffles on i aieu to all thoughts of' advancement in learn, ing, he had nobler vieva. Yet tO un{btunate was he by what he retain'd of hit former reading, the foil heid fo much. of what had been already fown, that when it be- nme no longer cuttivatrd, it now and then put forth a blade amongit the weeds, which refembled that of the true ted, but had none of' its intinfick worth. His brain which could not all on a �udden come barren, now and then pro- duced a former, a letter to Corinnn, which dwindled by d .egrees from bad to worth, till at laf[ he could not find any thing better than an epithet to toatt his mittrefi. In this unhappy 1tate he hnguifhes at pre/nti the girl is bnd of his addreffes. and the publick notice that is taken of her by this. poor lover l the only good luck that attends this pair zs, that neither of them have (fince the amour comment'd) had ufe enough of thought to conrider of the danger, nor fpirit en9ugh to fpur them to the plealure of a more lift& uo:on, Now I have told this tale, I would not have any of my readers think I deiign to bear hard upon that ix, which is the perfc&io of the fpedes; for the bad ones, cen{'ure is of no force with them, nor would I remember the,:.e are fuch in the world, but as a foil to the good. I would only warn the belt of them from being influenc'd by the thoughts of' p!eafmg and being aeble to a perfort in the fiate of the gentleman ! have been talkin of; on whom they can have no defign, which prudence warran. rs, or k, hich wiilom can :pprove. Let fhem am their dar s on a more proper part of mankind, and always tot a greater value on thdr power, than to cxecife it on poor boys. ! havcfaiditcando.them- fdvc

�. Teme. Filits.    Elves no oct; and if'the ur e tlnt the}, do it h frr, the aner of the fPogs xs not m ths p'a i!l applied, Lde  It m,y be ay to yo, ut 't)s death to the. TERR/E-F I LIUS. N � .uid dighum tanto feret hie promir hiatu? Hot. $ a T U  D a X', March H E K E is not (fiid a flrewd wag} a moreun�omtonthingin the world than common finfiD and ! will add to the a rodox, by adding, that ths uncommon thing, called common [_enj, is no where more uncommon, than (where it ought to be molt common) in our nurferies of literature and By common en e we ufually and jufily undetfl-and the faculty to dfcern one thing From another, and. the ordinary ability to keep our felves from being impofid upon by groli contradi&ions, palpable in- canfillencies, and unmask'd irapot%re. By a man of common enj3 we mean one who knows, as we . /i fay, vohtte from black, and chalk from cheefi that troo and two make j$uri and that ; mountain i big- get tbn a mole-bill; in fhort, when te fly a man.

ch; a &, whch mo mm tend to, Mt what vy f de: for tommou f$, as {or. define, is wt e mo-R  d uflm think tmfdv ff'd y ts it in ,the moil lrn ofim wanting; am  hout it, and moil of us umt deface Of it i &ch obflades d prjus lie ia its y, ,h;t it is attain (if at all) with .grt g- , n, and anxiety; and wh attn? cly nfldion]) it mcs accomn wit fimy  ntempr. " It wod, no dbt,  thought a v untore- nerly and ungentleman-like thing m me, o ukl I call the whole univerfity of Oxfor d a n o ef fds, or fay that they are not endued with eomraeafinjh and I thank heaven I am better bred than to y any thing that nvay feem ./hockingl though, by the bye a mh better writer, and a finer Gentleman than I getend to be, oiled all the =oddf_o ! but I was an atben, /ou will tiy; and, God forbid,that �hrifliam fhould know no better than hetbau ! I &fire, however, that my good bruding may not be interpreted as an evidence og their =if dom; fmce it cannot be elteemed any morea proofof'that, than it is of the chafiity of certain ladies reftcling at Bil. lingfgate, or of he integrity of certain gntlemen, who ufed to meet in Brdfireet, that I do not, out of the nicene" of my mture, call em a lrarceI of Wh--es and R--e. It i n/ruM for us to nil at what we do not poffefi: a mn uz;  flae'thinks it imflible for ny..  iu .ee to  an fl maa; an ug old hag. hat a Feteyoung man  a brokgame. fi  a mfl avon m art& rO. In mn, whm I hr t addl lb d griy .... and

xx. Terr.Fduts. x hat the aze dettute of thole things whch - 'biSt againK. �. ' ii'"iea, wtever 6rtion of camram  efijo themlees, they take ,foal care to 0 o unde their itin, Mving ' to keep it mnummble hge voliimes by them, written on parpole to ob- fcure the und.erfianding of their pupils, and to obli- terat or confound all thole impreffions of right ancl wrong wliich they bring, with them to the univer- fityl their./vera! fylems of 1ogick, meta?hyficks, ethicks, and divinity are calculated for this detign, being filFd up with inconfiftent notions, dark cloudy termi,ani! uhinte.lligible definitions, which ten.d not to inRruc"q but to perplex; to put out the light reafbn;'not to af or flrcngthen iti and to palliate fa/./h/od, not to difcover trnth. ly th help of there cant words, and this Jeamed girlbed(h,'operv maintain'd it fell and it fuperfii- tion'for (fifiv' c' eutur/es in Englad romething very ' '"' tho' call'd by another name, does flit! If amongft: us, and the whole butin� of our Education !ems to be to defend thole abfur. ditii and imfitions which we have, 1on ago, re- nouacgd'. f'bt there Js nothing fo tn.conficnt with e0r/rj]; but:they can prove t to be true; nor  iny t' hi-nff fo demonltrably true, but what, by this'l'eiFal hocus-tesu, 'they can prove to he f'i.' a afona131 dilin[tion ,s always ready at hand to 'affi(-trfi" at'a'pinch; and, if' they have ocea- lio0 toretra what t�y have before allowed, apret. , i11'-<ro,.6.gh/t-dt,'i'ou will l?r�ate the Thisff og h -k I ick (as it is raol . ul]) s-.the fie t m t wor18 5 for it rutres nei'r mmml rts, nor ar'd larain& to makc any :one'a komp' lt' ma of its a  o ,.. is t oily �'i ue to ve-' at a - ..  - __

4 Terr,c-Filius. f�&ion in it ad even that may upon occgion be difpenld with :, as by the following account of the method of their dittations at Oxford will ap. The rf$ of this argumentative drama are three, iz. the ottvent, the aej?ondent, and the Mod. r. The O?onent is the perfort who flways begins t attack. and is thre of lofing the day, being alwa) (as th ll it) on tM wron fide of the queflion o' off,times, that fide is lbly the tight tide, aycotdmg to o ern philofophy aM dffcove rle$. The Ref?onnt fus ov-againg the opponent, and is prer'd to deny whatev he arms, and alwa)s mes off with flying colours which muff needs make him enter the fls with great fortitude and epidity, T& MMermor i e hero, or-prindl charafter of t ama, and !s not muc unlike the godde lfi0ri$, as defcrib'd by the poets, hovering between two armies in an engagement, and with an arbi. tr'ary nod, deciding the fate of' the field. There is this riflerenee, indeed, between the military comba- tnt and our fhod combatants, that the latter know the iffue of thdr conflifl; before they begin which the formr do not. This Malerator firtits-about between the two ardycham?ons, during the time of aion, to te that they do not wander from the quefiion in ely bate; and when he perceives them deviating from it, to cut them fhort, and put them into the right road gain; tbr which putpole he is provided with a gl'eat quantit)' of rubble term and phrats of ar, fuch a, quoad &,  quoad iliad, form#brer c materialleer, rti�.men.ali.ter i tranj2endaliter, ?ualiter & lootetialiter, diretb 5' ?er fl, rtauc7i 3' per acu&m, entitati..b O' {uiddt.,;t.i�i .&c.. all which

which t would explain to my .E,$1/FI, reader with all my heart, ifI could. Having defcrib'd the ptrj3ns of' this ethico-logico. phyfico-netaphyfi'co-tteologial drama, I will now give �ome account'of the drama it fell, or rather of the method of condu&ing it. /lcadmical di utat:ons are two-fold, ordinary and extraordinary: ordinary difputauons are tho whtch are.privately perform'd in colleges every day, or twice or thrice a week (according to different cuoms or fatutes) in term-timei extraordinary difputations I call thofe which are perform'd in the publick fchoots of the university, as requifite quali- fications {'or degrees: the method of both is the time, and equally arduous is tl, e performance. But I will conrifle my account to the publick difputa- lions, becaufe more roleran aM importart than the other. When any peffon is to ome up in the fchools to difpute (lro formS) for his degree, he is obliged by flulute to fix a pper upon both th.. gates of the hools, before dg'ht'a clock in the morning, figni- f in that he is to difi ute in the afternoon upon yg , p tuch a queftion (which is to be approved of by the mailer $f the fihools) with his own name, and tl:te name of the eollge or hall to which he belongs. All fiu&nts in the univerfity, who are above one year; {landing, and have not taken their Batchder o a,ts de ree are re uired b a ftatu'e to be re- (,f ).g q. .Y . ., x%t at ths afulj31ernmty, which s dchgn d for a publick proof of the progret he has made in the art o tea onin ; tho', h th& it is no more than a formal re?el,non of a fet o� fyllogifins upon lsme ridiculous quellion in 1ogick, which they ge, by rote, or, perhapb only read out of their cas, before them with their notes in them. Thffe commodious f&s of fyllogifm$ are calkd $xumas, and defcend from undergraduate to under- �radare,

x 6 Terrm-Filius. xx. graluate, in a regular fucfllon: �o that, when any candidate for a degree, is to exerci hi talent in argumentation lie has nothing elk to do, but to en- quire amongfi his friends for a ftring upon fueh ov jch q flefiion, and to get it by heart, or read it over n his tap, as aforefaid. I have in my cuRdy a book o.f/irings upon molt or all of the quefiion. s difcu'd m a certain college, very famous for their vatioebatPv faculty; on the firtt leaf of'which are thffe words. Ex d0n0 Richardi P----e prim (21a From whence it appears, :hat this Rdard ?. ; wa  great firing-matter, and by his beneficent l- boars lad furaifh'd. his fucceffors, in the fir dji, with a fufficiat mherice of fyltogifms, to be as.good logitJam aS himfall, witlou ing any Behold, Io,ing reader, the whole ' of leg, as it is ught in the m famoua uni vty in the world and judge for y , wbe- t  havd Steele h not defib'd i t .jufily  his dediti to 'the 0e', thus: , "This mh may  'd t art o( "igas the moderat of the dte s.at lfure "a y well ough be fup$'d to & "ked ragt. 'Tile uen is'the li of . cont. "tion; and hewins;-wfio s himable to keep "up the ball lge. Afrllogifm firik ito "tums it M to the opnent: d o,. " s of tho, wh'o have time to fit m&r. ira ' t t&iadge of thegme  it , th

TERR.iE-FILIUS. N O XXI. - ,ldi#s jue in 7er Maoxs?m. Itor. .,itt Forgot, in ?.y lalt paper, to mentioa " I'that our t//fit .o ?} t u of arts and    fdences took a. ruc.ar liking to an old I ' heathen atbifital philofopha', one.,,M.'fio- "ti. tie by names to who muRy fytms of !ogive, rbetrick, ditik, a.nd ethis, the was tach  Wedded, that fhe conlhtuted them the lha- _ dards Of'thole.arts to all fuc .c?ding generations and I I> fiitute obliged. her ratrtc#lattd ifl'ue t.o c!/hainlain all' his pn'iateti,al dori.nes, right  wrong,together, to t.he latt gafl of their breath,   dr6'of' the.'tr' mk i and st was fu. rtber enat- ot, bi-the.'uth6rity aforid, that, ,f any I?. llhotllit:lf.e.to dil'lute .or deny t.he $tagyrite s liniofi ' 'iit lmblick exerct!L the laid exercife fhoukl ! -- '- .a, - � l n0t ]- lr':ltorr ', ann moreova', that the auda- [ry frith cci a: rum, which eg_ery ?htlof'ophtcal lrtn$} does not care to pay, for pretending to Ibe w{fer', {haa his forefathers. ' , This ld ' pi'�';-wa undoubtedly a very l.ned man in his time, and has left tvenl notable i I._.�, I will fuppofe, in his behalf, that

we hat,,e ha<l nothing like them publifhed ever fince, except (abft tnvidi verbo) the inf?ired books ot te Nerv Tefi-ment  though a very able Logician, and an Ox}niar, too, nay, atO a-member of a col- lege, where arfotle has no rea�on to corn lain of P diefpee2, has been heard to declare, that the B z s T lole that au ever written, except the Bi L Z, WaS For my part, I cannot agree with this learned gentleman, but firmly and orthodoxly balieve that .drifiotle, as by law eltablifh, is the bef author, that ever let pen to lvar: I have indeed often heard out c..unrryman, obn Locke, laut in come. tition with him; but to me it �ees very plain 'dmt riflotle was a deeper fihol, r than l.oke, be. eanfe he wrote in Greet (which was his rr, otSer tngue) and a better churchman, becaufe i,fi of a hr.'flia. But, as great a f-fiencl as I am to this old heehe bbilq.her, l can fee no teafort to believe every thing he 5', nor to fwallow ,his truths and hi fal. bhoo,ls _togeher I wou!d there bre humbly propore a re. rmateou of learning from the philq3Ihil popers', which prevails at ?re.nt in our 'univefiti'e5 ! would have no more a  infMIibilty pretended to i hefehools, lan m he �hur�h no bfolute dererrol nauon of fpeculative points tepofed iu any ma, or body o  rnen but I would have an univetfil tolera- tion allowed to, al! tl'u&nts and lovers of trmh,  q,aire impartially aev it, and to clifpute 'eely a- bout it I would have all inexplicable jargon, iufig- nifieant terms, and empty phrology vth whJe uur dif?utatiov, have been o.: encumber'd, banifh' from the fhools  and, in a-few words, 1 wouk have our learned education, which at pre. fent roar wo far into netlh)a! and /v;ble regions, re duced to at#rl teafin and ommou finfiS

xxf. Terre-Filis. 9 I am glad that, n �ome eol!ege in oxlgrd, thi, reformation o learning is alreaqy begun l where, I hmr, it is ufual For the tutors, in.their leres-u on man points oF phiioFophy, to tell their pup& j in the -fchools, they mu hold nch a fide of the argument; but thai the ottier fide is demonSably the right fide. - 1[ tNs hon 'fpirit oF reformation ould pre- vail, we might cx ro f 'plain truth and finre knowledge flouri in our uni,erfities, infid of f Iraming and di!uis'd ignormce. But, fay, the rigid difciplinarian, flalI we have no ted rule tb go by ? no fix'd method o deciding our difputes ? What endle animofities and quaeN lI arit amongtt ignorant and obfiinate men, i we  all k to our own licentious iminatio and anrerain' judgments? To 'this I anfw that if we have any dated rule 0r fixed method off deciding difputes, bdes the force of truth and conviSion, we had as gd not ifpute at all if rotk i to  our go[pel, let us en turn to the words of otle, and not rend the ripatetiek ehch with nelefi fchifms and di- vifions, , But if an unigertl lerty were altow'd to fleNte un all fubjeas with ceom and imrtifli, I tould pot be in any gr=t pain for the coafequence. It is, indeed. pretended, that rivtle's authority was fir f all eabh'd, to pre'ent thole quarr!ls and =kirmies which us'd frequently to happen m the univerfiries twecn different parties of.fcholars, ho mntain'd ,dit onions, and fcorn'd to yield eith= of them to the or'her; in which eat they utd to adjoin from the fhoMs into rome neighMuting field, n8 h=e fini th:-ir ebate with more convincing argum:nts, and more?an- fwerable lgmt. In

o Terr-Fili. 1I �, .In theft /em/al &bates (properl r fo call'd )it i,, fiid that many lx:rfons were fo thoroughly, conht8 by their antagonifts, that .they never open'd thei, mouths in controverfy gam. nor ever hunted ano. ther qffti through the wild marauders of moo, To reitore re the publick peace, snd to keei the fchohflick dillrotations from coming to and blood!bed, it was found ny to eftabltt rome unerring role ff bilo./bbie,l f,,itb, and refolv� the dedfion of all controverfies 'into fome certain metl. This is the belt account that we Imve of the o. ' 'n snd intution of the r/.//otd/ad dominion in the umverfiues; we mutt dillrote to no i,rpo], bc- u or a.catemical pre_drs could not _ilif_pute -.vithot going to/oggerbeMsi and thus t folly ur forehthers ( like Zdam's fin) derives ulmn us the unhappy nef_ty _of &fenl abfuratis, of opagatmg mirhood. . Whillt our education coutmues in this te, it i, impo_tli.ble that truth, or knowledge, or lming fixarid mctel; the moff that we can expe from it, or what it pretends to, is otfly to maintain the ground out forefathers got, and to make us as wit as don .drotle, mcl no wirer; with this on!ucky ch mnex'd.to it, that we mull tk his and his Folly, his Dtams and his arg#mmtt: in the Lump together:: -  AsTox�Lzfimditrtv. tarae p,riat,uevr.,, di. ar, fr virili d,. dre toaegr *. To fill up the remaining Fart of this fms,' upon a common quezon, as tt was clWp,ta t three years ago i Dr. B----.n being then vice-

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xxh Terr.Filiu,. t lntrant Ol,,o�s, K�st, on�s  MO- DERATOR. Opponens. Iroono tii, domine. bane (viz.) -..---- u datur agtio in difiam Refpondens. Non datur agtio in difians. Oppon. Datur aftio i diflam  eraa failer& Ref?. Negatur anteedns. Oppon. Probo antecedentera $i datur fiuxu wirium Agentis, eum difiat A- gens, turn datur attio in diflans. $ed dtur lquxtu irium agentis, eum diflat Ergb datur attio in diflan. Refp. Negatur minor. Oppon. Probo minorera; ,, .Vice-Cancellarius e/ agen$l

Sed datur fiuxta virium Vlce-Cancellarii,

eum 'aat Vice-Cancellarius. ,.  rg., daturfiuxu virium a,eais, um difla. ,. , agens. "ReCp. Negatur minor, ., ..;.Oppon. ,- �robo minorera; �. i di�?utans amijii, vel aIi{is * Glero indu- ' tu timer.  patitur. dgto ,'tio inter Vice-  . Cancellatium  dfpatanteln vel Galero in-

dutum, tm datur fl..xm wrium Vice-Can-

eellarii, cure difi.':t V:ce-Cancellarius. Bed diftutans Parvifiis 'el aiiui Galero ind- tuz timer O' ptitur, dato fpatio inter Vice- Ca,eellatium 0' difputantem el Gaiero ia- dutum : Erg dtur fluxur virin Vice-Cancelhrii differ Vice-Cancellariu,. � Wearing of ftats in the univerfity is punihable by thtut�.

Terrve. Filius. o xx. Refp. lggatur Rtm minor, tm /quela. �Oppon. Confine minor ex terfitIiffimA lcademi difiiolintl C.)' experientii O' valet/quela, !trio. niam incutere timorem a!icui eft agere in all- _Moderator. Difiinguradum tfi ad tuam probatio- Terror hen proedit k jtuxu five ex etuviis Vice-Cancel]ariii fid BedeIll fortitan ( viz. Whilt--s (.5' M--ck Muff---nus) * bacu- li$ l'#is incurine terrorm. Et dico, j}ctmdb, quod iraaginatlo Dif'putan. tis fibi-b;cutiat 'terroremi luipp m'hil eft materialleer terrific#m wel in Bar--{o /n Whil�--ro, ze! (utcUmIue olet}))in Mufl'--dino; fit quamy;5 formalit}r. ! chore to give my reader the foregoing firing, a a �pecimen of our learned difputations at Oxjrd; beeau it was really a ne one, ( which, I affure /aim, is a very rear rarity,) and was I believe, g made by the dif�utant himfdf. I give it him en- .tire, with all its apdafarm and refponfis, and repe- titions, and difiinSion$, that he might fee how exa& they are in the management of an aqkrumcnt, and how skilfuI in �pinninl it out to a due'length, with alI the auxiliar); redut:!ances of words and-form.

  • The lieaa'le of the univerfity carry/ilver Stave.

in their hands.

TERR-FILIUS. N o XXIL Par noile F r a e   . S  tr u r n A X', March E I N G infform'd, that what I have cur�orily/hid in one of my papers concerning a gentleman ( Mr. Meadow- court) of Metton College, viz. that ke va: put into the B!ack Book jr drink- ing King Georg,"s bealth, and obliged to plead the benefit of his blajefiy's ^ of Grace to et hi de ree, a ter he had been k t o,et o it two )'ears_for that hemotis cace: I fay, being reformed that th-is charge has been fturdily deny'd as a 5ifhood at Oxford, I will give the reader a true account of the vhole ma!ter, from beginning to end. . i confer, t does not di�pleat me to find the goned gentlemen �o willing to conceal or evade this nblent, and timoff: incredible tranfiion: it looks s if' they had �ome modefry left, and wereaflnmecl to own what they cannot poffiS]y juflify. As this atfiir was occafion'd by a �ociety of' gen- tlemen, call'd the Confiitution clab, it may be ex &ed that I fhould give an account of ' that �ocie- tyl b. ut I defign to do this at large in a paper by it fell, m which I will full), explain the motives o? O  its

Terrx. Filius. xxx. -its inilitution, the unblameablenefi of-its condu&, and the realohs of its dedenfion i fo that at prefent I will content my fell wih premifing in general, that-this locicry took its rife f}om the iniquity of' e times, and was intended to promote and culti- vate friendfhip between all fuch perfons as favoured our prefent happy conltimtion: they thought them- felves obliged openly and publickly to avow their 1o alt, and manifeit their fineere affe&n to King Y Y . Gzoto� upon all proper and becoming occafions,  to check, as much as in them lay, the vail tor- rent of tr_.Con and clifffie&ion which overflowed the univerfity. They thought it their duty to Lull poffible marks of refl& to thole faithful .cvts, who were feafonably nt to that place, by the fiour of the ,_vovemment, to prote& the quiet Fart of the King s es, and to �uppre the tu- multuary praices the ?rofeti'd enemies to his

hIajeft�'s perfort and government; and for conltant-

!y adhering to what they thought their duty in there points; and for no other cau, that they can apprehend, they have been fo unfortunate as to be- come obnoxious to the univerfity, and to feel, ma- y of them, the iivere effe&s of their rffentments. This fnort account of the Confiitutio Club fuffident for our prefent purpo, to which I now t, eeed. On the 9th of May 76. in the evening, the Cmflitution CIub, and feveral officers in colonelHan- d/de', regiment, met together at a tavern. Whilf[ t'y er drinking the King's and other loyal healths, �everal �quibs .were_thrown iii at the win- ow, which burnt rome of thetr doaths, and the room with fire and froink, Betides this, they vre continually infulted with loud peals of hiffe nd conchmations of d0vn voith the Roundheads, from the gownmen, and ther diforderly leople in the /treet i of which they took no notice. They

continued together till about eleven a dock, or n quite fo late, when Mr..r-Iolt of Maudlin college, $ub.?rocor at that time, came, and making up to ' b Mr. Meadovocourt ( who happen d to e Reward o{: the Club that night ) demanded of' him the reft'on. of their being at the tavern. Mi'. Meadowcourt role up, and told him, that they were met together to commemorate the Reftoration of King Charles I1. and to drink King George's health; and that they ould be obliged t.o, H   if he would be plead ta ink King Georges health with them; which the I'ro&r, aRer Come intreaties, comply'd with. After which, one of' the captains went to him, and de- fired him to excu the fcholars that were there, romifin that he would take care that no har: or diforder 1tould be committed, and then waited up- on the Pro,or down flairs. The next day Mr. Medorocourt was Cent for by Mr. Holt; who, when he came to him, told him, en rl= to him t that he had f, ook wor ...... he ni__gEt be._re, that were affronting and improper to be fpoken to' a ProFtori that however, he would not inti upon the affront, nor take any adt, antage of him fox, words, which he attributed to the effi:&s of wine, but that his brother I'ro8or Mr. White of �brifi. Church college ( though the words were not fpoken to him, nor in his preiince) was very angry with him, and had delir'd that the power of taking Cog- niznce of and proceeding againIt all that was done that night, might be transferred into his hands that le was therefore no longer a party concerned in this affair, but advifed him-as a friend to go to Mr; White, and, in �ubmiffive terms, to make his peace with him. Mr. Meadaourt an�wered, that he knew no occafion which he had given Mr. White to be angry with him; that for any improper word which he might �peak the night before, he begg'd his [Mr. Holt's] pardon, and affur'd him that what-

Terr,e-Filiut. ever Inc fpoke, it was not with any defign to affront himi and deftred him that, fince Mr. W,tJite did no: take him at the tavern, and fince he himqlf' was he only �er�on, whom he had any .way offended, he would be pleafed not to deliver hm up to I4%ite, but inflic' upon him what punilhment he 'Sought dr, which he would willingly fubmitto. I-le prefs'd him, as far as was p.r. oper, to cogent to if, is, but was not able to prevail. frThe Reader cannot help remarking, that there 4' nting anct imprqer words, about which all thi ir was macle, were only thole which are printed in Iralick characters, deftring the Proflor to drirl} X .:g Georges health vtth the company. They may, for ought 1 know, be imroperl andl don't in the teatt doubt, but that they were affronting: but yet, n, etinks, the j9bmion which Mr. Meadovcourt rn-ce was enough to appeafe an ordinary rc�ent- ment. The d=v ft:towintt, Mr. Meadovaeourt waited on r.,r. 1 taae, to whom he was now ai'fign'd over iay Ilr. Holt. I will not believe fo unchrilian a thing of Mr. White, as to fuppofe that he deftred the proicution of Mr. Meadovacourt,.in order to gra- tiir an old grudge againPc him l though, by his be. ing fo very cffaotu in fuch an ill-natur'd off:ice (which motif peop?e woud rather avoid than t9ele) he has given occafion to fuch an uncharitable re- flexion. ' Mr. 3'edoroeourt, the firll time he waited upon 1Sir. White, found him in a molt ungovernable pail f[on l infomuch tkat he ofien branditect his arm at him, and told him, that the members o' the Confli- rution clu$ were the molt roate fellows in the univerfity, and all deferred to be exlael]'d, for lPre- tenCling to have more loyalty(very profligate in- deed !) than the tell of the ufiiverfity; he wondered  - could low tb 2, ho, were but an handful, of men, have

Terra-Filis. 27' have the im udence to o ore themlves to �uch a P PP majority and declared, that there were ten Worie in the univerfity for one Whig. He fiid, that Mr. Me.dowcourt had been notorioufiy guilty of keeping colnlany with officers i that he was a railercant, and" had committed the molt flagrant crimes that ever any perfort had done bef'orel that he made it his buffhers to oppo�e the univerlity5 that he had been guilty of Rebeldon againff the univertity, and much more to the fame purp6fe telling him, that the ho- nour of the univertity, the authority of' magiltrates, and his o.vn cajience (good man !) obliged him to proceed againll him with the utmolt rigour and re- verity. On the morrow, he went to him again, as he had ordered him, to pay him fo:.ty fldllings, the mul& impos'd by the thtute, for being found out of his college after nie a-clock at night i though, by' the way, it is very tardy indited upon, unleti fi'ora poor Rourdheak. He told him, when he paid this money. that he muff not expe& that this would be all the punifl- merit that would be infli&ed on him, though it was not yet determined after what manner he fhould be proceeded againif; that.there would be a very llri& terutiny made into hL charaeqer and a&ions5 anct that if any of tho�e fac% which had been char 'd againit him, could be found out, he might de;grit! upon being ex?dl'd. In this mild and gentle manner was Mr. Meadova- court treated i and in the lame mild and entte man- g . her mutt every one expe& to be treated, till things are altered, who dill'overs the fame zeal for the pre- lent government, and the proreliant �uccefllon. SeVeral perfons of note in the univerfity interceded with Mr. White in behalf of Mr, M'ea&vatourt, and deftred him re.be reconciled to him i amongff whom were a moll noble Duke and Mar#ifi, who were G 4

piedfed to ul prefling inances to Mr. White in this matter: I ha'e heard (but do not aver the ruth of' it) that Mr. White gave their Lordfli?s his word, that he would put all up, and proceed no frther; though, �oon a.fter this, Mr. Meadowcourt heard that he-hd put him into the tlack ook, and fentenced him to be kept back from his degree for to y car. The lack Book is a rcgiier of the universes,, kept by the Pror, in which he records an), who aot him, or the unhrerfity and no pr�on, who is f? recorded, can proceed to his .degree, till ? aL.v,,: _.i,0.0,, Wh. pt .m. ,n, ra,,rac. non i ,u,. mm e entered accordingly in that book. T E R R ]E-F i L I U $. N �II. .-----.bnexorabile Faturn. R. Meadovacourt finding Mr. rite thus inexorable and unrelenting, had lut froall hopes that any interceffi- on would prevail with him, after to noble Ixrd had been fo un- handfomely dealt by; and therefore he fubmitt to his burthen, red- contented without his degree, and without Imovg for what reftOhS he was detained from ic 'till

till the two /en were almoR expd. He then thouffht it tiine to belet into the fcret of his crimes, that tie might beable to makes defence againR them, and therefore he waited upon the then l�oor, Mr. .8t.eed (of/ll{.Souls-C'oilege) the day on which lard down hs office, and deftred leave to tranfcriM a copy ol- what Mr. White had laid to. his charge, and regitter'd in the Black Bo0k which Mr. steed readily conlnted to, and received him with much kindhers and humanity. When helooked.into that dr?fful and glbora r lurae, it furpriz'd hxm to find hzmlf made anffver- hie, not'onl for a charge o{: crimes plaeed toN, own name, but alfo for a charge of crimes placed to another gentleman's name; both which charges, I will mak ublick, left the jealous reader_fhould fufpe& them P . to be worfe than they are, or that ! It,fie the worft part of them. They are drawn up in Latin, but I will infert them :n ngl, for the uli of all my readers. tune' : - L E T Mr. Cart)' of rYniverfity-�o!lege b? kept from the degree, which herinrub for next, for the �pace' of oar :hole year. I. For pro�haning, with mad intemperance, day, on which heought, with fiber chearfu!nefi, to have commemorated the Reitoration of' King Charles II. and the roynl fimily, nay, of monarchy it&if, and the church oflCngland. II. For drinking in company with thole perCons; �bo inj31ently banff fitheir loyalty to King George, and endearour to render aimoR all the univerfiy, he-- fides themfelves, fufpe&ed of difaffe&ion. III. For calling to ether a great' mob of" o g . . . pep as if to ��e a flw and drmklng mp:ot!$ emcratior,

Terra-Filis. out of the tavern window, againtt xqverat worthy _lXns, who m the 1t frien,ls .to th, Church aug }t icing; by this means, provoking the beholders to return them the me abufesi from whence follow- ed a &tellaNe breach of the peace. . IV. For refufmg to go home to his college ater mine a. clock at night, thOUgbhy he was more than once commanded to do it, the unior Pro?or, who came thither to quell the riot. catcheel V. For being at the fame phce again by the senior I�ot?or, and pretending, as he was admo- tfifhecl by him, to go homei but with a defign to come and drink again. L E T Mr. ,t'tabrocourt of Met. ton-Got!cue be kept back from the degree which he fland for next, for the/'pace of two years ; nor he admitted tofup- igicate .{br his grace, until he confffes his mani- fold crimes, and asks pardon upon his knees, VI. Not only for being an accomplice wit! Mr. Cany in all his faults, (off rather crires) but alfo, VII. For being not only a companion, but like-  a remarkable aettor of certain ocers, who ran up and down the ligb-fireet with their fword dra=n, to the great terror of the tonfmen and iholars. ' Vlll. }'or breakt'g out to that dgree ofimIude#ce, (when the Prottor admonifhed him -to go home from the tavern at an unfeafonable hour) as to corn- maud all the ,company, with a 1oucl voice, to drinl g G�ouu health. Job. W,, Proe. Jun. Of all the pompons articles, Mr. Mtadoco#rt mvns himfelf guilty onll of the luff, wiz. What as caught out of_his college at at unfiatutat}!e hour, (for which !ae laid forty jbilltog, which i the

hairy annex'd to that crime by the fiatate) and that ke did drink King George's health in the rfince of the Pro∨ which being dm'd an aonr, he ask- and to  his rdon for it, offend make him  . . other honourable flusharon. But, as to all the other articles, he utterly denie himfell to be ilty of any of them, having many undeniable teimonie to viMicate his innocences whenever he ould have an opportunity rticularly, in anfwer to what is alled'd a him in the venth article [which relates to him fingly] Mr. Meadowcourt f61emnly declares, that he was fo fae from being n abetter and encourager of an ucho�- rices, as are menuon d to ru u nd down t ht h- . P g eet th drawn fwords m their hands, to the great terror of the tonfmen and chdars, fi that he was not even an eye-itu of them } and he cllallenges an of thole ma animous towfmeg or hotam wo were fn htend at the fight of there naked g . fwords, to fly that they fiw him ether as an courager or a Comnio f thole ocer$, in what- ev was done by them m the Rreet, whi, no doubt, they would have done, if they cod, after he had ut them into fuch badi& fear. In ths, and every oth rtcular (exct thole two before-mention'd) he cld undeniably have purged himlf om the guilt laid to big charge. But proving and drng are not academical ths of proceding--; the dull {brms of Hall being too tedious for the litergti to bfcrve. If you would be mquitted by them, you mult plead guilty, <d rubmir. pon the expiration o the to yea.�, Mr docort made application to the then Proaa, ]nve tofgpplicate for his grace, and procced to his (mailer o as) degree. The Prof,'s antwet wasi that he thought it reanable he ould have leavc i but tt he codd not grabt it him wigout Mr. , G 6 it'

=, Terra-Filius. W/iu s con/nt and at e  go himfel to . hite, d fk to h in hs f; accordinv. ly  wmt the me &y to. Mr. it, who tod Nm, ar he w ng Mr. eowcourt v. utd now pr to Ms deee i but tt it was   to dt Mr7 olt (to om g's health us &) aut it, to know whether he would con  ; md tht he would te to . olt, (ho was en at the Bath) and ar h wifi his anfw. me time aft this, Mr. Holt turn'd to Ox- r  hhg reiv'd a letter om Mr. �ourt nmmg this a, fent for him to his , and affur'd m, that he d refoled born the NOn  not to ke Nmfelf a pty in thi, ir; tht he  r'd it entirely into ite's bads, d th=etore co not refuma it, ithout fin to withdw t nfidence which [g had fore ?Iic in Mr. ite  tht for his own he ruir no fitigion to D givm to him 'his nfeat t g with blr. White's con- X;e =d thr ,t was impI,'d in wtfoev od i {t to a&. Mr. wev, Ngg'd of him, that ncc Mr. white  un it, he would be plcas'd tO [pk to him,  kt him know tt he d receiv'd hsSio d ws wing to let Mr Mtadurt 'hve hi i which Mr. olt promis'd, d took ve of Mm at tt time. To me ot o the orI they neither ,m inte that Mn Mt&tort od his digtee; Mr. /hite could not do it without Mr. Holfs con.eeat and bit. Holt had kft it en. ty to . ite, who, for all tt, would nor nn himfg itut Mr. Holt, t beginbg_ r,dVd t be no ar . Thus  the y it at, ndmg Mr. Me ' ds

. errands; till, at hf, having jumbled tl,r leam. ed noddle together, they lnt him a per, contan- inl the following articles, which they infitted upon to" be read b' Mr. Meadoco#rt in the con'o eation-houri, before he lhould proceed to his de geeo I. I do acknowledge all the crimes Iald to my charge in the Black Book; and that I deferred the ?uniCnment impofed on me. II. I do acknowledge that the ttory of my being ?unifh'd on account of my affeon to King George, and his illuttrious boutS, is unjult and in- jurious, not only to the Reputation of the 1'togtot, but of the whole univerfity. III. I do profe,t; fincerely, that I do not beliew that ! was punifh d on that account. IV. ! am very thanktiff for the Ctts�� of the univerfity, in remitting the ignominious part of the punilhment, viz. begging pardon upon-my knees. V. I beg pardon of llmighty God, of the Proc- tor, and all the Mailers, for the offences which I have committed refpe&ively againff them; and I Foreire that I will, by my fhture behaviour, make the bed amends I can, tot having offended by the wo of examIdes. Modef'c ! reafonable! candid ! and honourable tiemen ! I ffand affonifh'd at Mr. Meadoveourt'. fdnacy. at, d perverfenefi, that he fhould refufe to .c.O! ply with �uchfair and e uitable terms! Alas! it q. �7'o  too evident that hehas, indeed, play'd the ram , ,[nfl the univerfity; a.d been notorioufiy

inv company with

.5'ld and ntumaclou wrcich ! how mfy would ..ve ken for m (iog to aademig

Terr-Fils. xxn. tom) to conf- himfciC ui of crim o which he kn d co prove To ow the  vin as u and ariy To dee, m the ice of the ewcati, that a fi was fae and an&lous, which was noto. vious aM denfirle To nothin?ut acknoIedge &men  whe he had experi- c uekyi and to beg pardon of tho, whom as not cocious How y, I fly, would all this have been y on tt h Hv'd fen or eight yrs within the fou of C-Cburcb To, and und the !uiton of fo good a Woman  But atriculado, like divers other good tis, is quite tn away un Come . Meadocot having rc'eed this fubmion, defnd mr rome ume ot ever obtaining his de- of meel but d 7 weighing the henioufne his of- ccs, d t time whm ey were committed, fin which his majcRy s  plmfcd to publiflt  Ac] of race, he was advitcd that he was inclu. d in it i and that amon his fellofit$jes  ini- quit, who had talkedtree, n, drunk trehn, plotted d rebelled ar, hs majey, he mght alfo hope to find mercy om it, for inlently boing of his k 'dr to Ns majey, d auaadou drinkin his ., . . fiY. majc s elth to one of his majcfly s wtegerenv. This mh efbre hc refolv to try but mdng th new dignities un this ocon, mu r the ics to my ntl which wi TEKIUE.

�v. Terre-Filius. x'i $ T E tk R -F ILI U S. N o XXIV.

[ervetur ad imum

.ualis ab intepto procerit , tibi contier. ttor, SAWUatAV, tpril 7. . N purfuance of th.e adyice given to Mr. �, i' Meadowcourt by his fr,ends, to plead his Majetty's Ac� grace in the Vice-(2han- ,P,$ cellor's court, which they inform'd hilu extended to thot pretended crimes,which were regiltred againIt him in the Black Book j he went to one B-----r, a 2roor of the court, (not  iroor of' the univerfity, who is a quite different officer )and retain'd him with a fie, giving him the following inltru&ions: That he Onould cite the two irottors (of the uni- verfity) to give their realohs in the court for conti- nuing his nae in the BIm Book; and, upon giving their realohs, he enould plead the aft of grace in his behalf, and petition the court to decree, that hia name mi:ht be blotted out. He at firit fcruplecl to cite the 00rs into the court, and required to b - conrider-of allow'd a great .deal of time to this nic and ticklifhafhr, ( as he call'd it } but, upon Mr; Medoourt's refuting to .gree to uny dehy, and prefling him to proc'eed wtth all pO_ffible expediti- ou he tromis'd to follow hi iultrui. --

xt6 TerrFili. xxtv. gthen the day came, on which r: MMooun d'd   od  brought into e eoun,  wmt m 8r, whom he  framed, to know whether he hd circa the two/,,r:  told him that he had not l that he (Mr. Mendora. aun) was too hafty, and would do his caufe harm by going on fo faR; that he had been with the Vice-Chancel/or, and inforrn'd him of the whole ca; that the Vice-Chancellor had promis'd to conrider of it l and that he could_not, by_any means, proceed, till he had known the Vice-Chat cdlor's thoughts of the matter. Finding hs buffneff eras likely to be carried on but flowly, under B.----r's management, Mr. Meg- doeourt went from him to one lq-.--ll, another proflor of the court, and told him what he want- ed to have done, without mentioning any thing of his intention to pJead the a of_ grace: lie feem'd very ready to un&take the cauti but fiid, that it  too hte to fend a dtafion to the pro'ors that day; and that he would not fail to do it the next week. From him Mr. Meadowcourt return'd to 8.--..r, and told him, that his bufinet would-not admit of any delay; and therefore . hoped that he would not take it ill, ff he try'd whether it .was pofllble for another proflor to bring it fooner into the court, than he found he was /nc!iaed to do. To thi /-----r gave lVlr. Mendwourt a civil anfwer, and le him. In the afternoon t'l---.11 came to him, and fiid, that he had talk kl with the _.dj.r of the court; that his was a very tirklijb bufm i.that he did ot lmow what to flit to it; that t was never known that the lroftor had been put into the Court; that it was a dangerous thing; that he mull take time to confder whether any thing could be done in it, or not and that in f,� e-bad much

atev make me acknowledgment t Mr. White, fill that Mr. Meadaauvt was able to fly to him now could not prevail with him to undertake his caut l and he f6und, by what he fiid, that he had been teify'd and difcourag'd both by r, nd Upon this, Mr. Meadowcourt refoled to offer his cae to the tea of te raors, and try whh they would all reje4 t: wherefore, the nex morn- ing he went to  n of ll-8ouls college, of e-Inn hall, and Im of Maudli collee. The fir of the told him, that he w? going out of town, aM ou18 not retn aDm before the end of the term. Brn fiid, that it was a tidel cafe that he �ould be glad to ferve Mr. edocour6 but wa, afraid of bringing himfell into a rape, and of obliging the univerty. find I. , m wa o opinion , that it was a very nice care, and ' 'd that he mi ht be excu'd _ gg g from being concern h Thus was his mu reje&ed by all the the Vice-Chancellor's court was ut againa him he was precluded from all aceels to julice, and in- jurioufl with-held fi'om claimg the benefit of a law, to which there tory men, perhap,, ow d the ower the e,'o 'd to do him this injury. P Y JY . He then waited upon the Vce-Chancell, told him, that he had a cau to be brought into his court; that he had apply'd himif to a the rocT of the court, that none of them would un- etake it; and that therefore be d the fayour of him to agn him a proSot, artclio obIe him to bring his caufe nto the cot. ir, fiid the Vice- Chancellor, what s your cau ? he anfw'd, that he wnuld hae the to pro,on of the univerty.ci- ted to give their r=fom in the ourt for

/ mine in the lack Book. is, id he Vice- Chantdior, is uch a caufe  none of t proors of the rou } thought it fife to appear in) that not Nen own that the pro,ors (of the =e) w=e e cit m app=r in the tourti and that his nme was continu in the Bta& Book, tu he 8 not given Mr. Whit fitisfa&ion. Mr. Mea&rort to him, tat he dented the pro8or mig& e thor reons in the court. Your bufme d the Vice. Cncellor, is not with the pro&rs, but with Mr. White, who put you into the Black Bg and you are to make up the matter with him. Mr. Meadowcourt anfw='d, that he not think that he d any thing to do with Mr. Whitei that his complaint lay again the proctors in oeei that he w= dire&ed by his friends to pro-  ain them  and that he thought himfell o- blig'd to follow the dkeon. - , d t Vi-Ohanclor, you are ill di. reS that he would advife him to go to White, and &fire him to take his name out of tile Iliatie Boole, and to enter his fatbjdt. Mr. IVleado- tourt told him, that he had waited upon Mr. White often enough already that he infilted upon unrea- �onable terms of fifisfaion that he had been very ill us'd by Mr. White, and that he would not con- cem himfell with him, nor fpeak to him any more abot it; but that he would proceecl in the court, if he (the Vice-Chancellor) would give him leave; that if he wou!d not rgeiVe him leave, he had no more to fly, and muff ft fatisfy'd Upon this Mr. Meadorocourt was going away i when the Vice-Chancellor fiid, Sir, I -do hot fly that I will not give you leave; I will conffder of' it and you lhall hear from me in a day or two's time. ! forgot to mention, that B. 'r, when Mr. Meanveourt wt to him firIts fiid, That he thought that he d. a right to plead the a// of grace i and that

xxv. 39 that he afterwards intimated to Mr. Meadoeourt that the .d./]�br and the Vice-Chancellor were of the time opinion. I cannot therefore but ribe this dilatory and evafive con&& of the Vice-Chancellor, as well as the combination of' the .e/fffbr and prog:tors of the court, to a confcioufnefs that Mr. Meadon, eourt was entitled to the a of grace, which they fear'd would relieve him from the injuries he had long lain un- der, and de rive the univerfity of their-promitkd . P triumph and revenge, from the hopes they had of forcing him at laltSo comply with-a bale arid fcan- dalous form o5' fubmiflion. .When the Vice-Chancellor found that Mr. Mea- dovteourt was refolved to plead the n8 o grace, and not fubmtt to llr. l/Fbtte, hs next arerice was to make him plead it privately to him and Mr. White, and not m the court being alham d, I fuppofe, to have it known that he obliged a gentleman to plead

  • .he benefit of fub .an a un fuch an occ,on t

but Mr. Meadoroourt infitted ,upon pleading it in the court, which he was advisd 5vas the only legal way  and told the Vice-Chancellor that if he would not :ive him leave to proceed in his court, he flmukt lookSupon it that his court was fhut up againt him, and that he was deny'd a privilege which every . member of the unive!fity had a right to. /it lefigth the Vice-Chancellor attgn'a him a rottor, Whom he ordered to cite the two prottor$ hf the univerfity into the court5 as loon as the pror had done this, the Vice-Chancellor ordered him to uneite them i and the.n, after much a-do, or- &red him to cite them again, and tnt Mr. Mea- dowcourt word that he had agreed to let his caufe be brought into the court on fuch a day. accordingly Mr. Meadovvourt went to the court, and one of the rogtors of the unive:fity appeared and left the llak 13ook with the a'ljp]pr: u.on reading

Terra. Filiut. xxv. readin over the pretended charge o1: crimes reif'- tred i it, and Mr. Meadowcourt's plea, tke//3r decreed that his crimes were wiped off lay die aC/of $rae, and that his name fhould be put out of the illark Boof. The next eongrtgatio (which is a meeting of' the members of the univetfity to grant degrees) he flood )r his grace, which was deny'd (as was fur. pe&ed ) by Mr. White. The fecond time he fIooel for his grate, he was deny'd, as it was fuppofed, by a mailer of nrta og yef_us college. the who denies any body his grace, But :gfOn being obli I to give his realohs for it the third time, and having nothing to alledge againIt Mr.!tlea- dowcourt, tinct the a, of which he pleaded the be- nefit, took place, his grate was granted the third time he flood for it; mid the next eongregatio; h: Was prefented to his degree. _ ' Thus aid he at length efm_ out of the hands of his mercildi enemies and l_fecutors, who, by this one inihnce, in every iep they took, feem'd deii- rous to convince people what hardlhips, injuries, opprefflons and difcoura meats, they keep m 1tore for thole men, who hlenty dare to affront the univerfiy, by honouring King George anfl the lro - I hate pur/h this affair through all its various fcenes corruption, and prevarication, fairly ad f parthlity, honelily, without concealing any thing ur which was_ g'd againIt Mr. t�lcadeourt or char- ging the o2Fcen of the univerfity with any method (h0we,er emingly tov/ufl and arbitrary) which they did not take upon'this octorion :and I now leave the world to ju :, whether I have not made dgMr. Meadcourt fuffered all my �ge good, that this for his affe&ioa to King Gorge and was o- i:ligetl tO plead his majelty's a& of'gra for drink.

�v. trerr-?l;u,i x4g ing his mafe[ty's health; the chie article again him in thet/ct Boog and on which (even there) the mte re is laid, being, that he procee&d) tth a ud voice, to drink King George's hlih/ T E R R.,E-F I'LI U $. N �o6'mmo �rta, mero. WEDN�SDAY, alpril ,{,4{,4HE Oxroat Po�vzc.t. Cts ha $ T  oe, m= g  i = e-   par d uer'd fevl oems and mif-  cellahies into the world, with the lick fin&ion of its recommendation:it puzzled me a long time to find out what rfons this in enious valet was corn os'd og and where g  7  . . they aembled togeteri I thought tt a httle Rrange, tht I ould have av'd fo lg in Oxford, and ne- ver .heard of fo remnrkaale a caal of its; and more ,'that.afte 'I Nd hard of thin in a Nick news-r. 'I was aill as much at a Ion'to know who t'h we, or at what place they as before. My euriofity was ry flrong within me. md haunted me night and day to be fnform'd; for this pur,  enquired arnoriga all my frieM, aM f'd no ms to fitisfy my glfi but could not

erra-Filius. xxv. not hear any tale or tidings of them: however, ha- ving the lYarficular happine to be acquainted with Mr. C u u x.r., who has had the honour to receive fi:veral obliging letters from there gentlemen, which were infed jn the Eve)bg-pofl, in commendation of him and Ns celebrated authors, I thought I could not fail of being infotm'd by him in each particular concerning them. Accordingly I waited upon him one morning, and recluefted this fayour of him; he very civilly deftred to be excus'd S for that the gearbroth had [Mill e 'oin'd him to keep their names !ecret; that/}veral perforts of quahty had tint to knova, vho they were, ut he durfl not, ]$r his life, di]over them to any creature living. He added, that the vorld might expe fevera. l excellent things the fame hands, .and lartieularly a hrge mifce!lany, then in the trejS, but that beiag all perrins of_ the beJ &Jliion in the univerfity ; and as tbq tlo laid he, only for their amujraent, I doubt very much, yahether eq/en then the gentlemen will �ug}r them. fdves to be }novon. 'his difippointment macle me utterly fiefpair o� ever making any di�coveryl and therefore from that time i forKre all firth= enquir/es. ^rid yet (�uch is the waywardneff of human life! ) what the utmott labour and iMultry could not accomplith, a racer, unaccountable accident brought to i and when all the vifib!e means in the light world had fail'd, chance, almighty chance, profper'd my withes, and gave me a full account of  in- .//ituti, ls, anilmem3r6 of' this renow3n'd fo ciety, as alto fome of their molt confideralile pro theohs; all which i i my duty to communicate to my reader i but ho he will pardon me, if (for certain teaforts } I cannot oblige hm with the ./crvt by which I made this difcovery. Divers eminent and molt ingenious ge.ntlemen, true lovers md judges of poetry, having wth gr.eat grief

xxv. Terr,e-Flu. grief ob.rv'd that noble art declining in (its annt feat d fountain,) refo!v'd, if oSble, to reftore it to its priRine rigour and glory, 'uRly apprehend both trom reafon an J ., that a ttal kure, once a term, though never fo judiciom, was not fuient; d t the theoq of y art was defe&ive without the raSieei and therffore they thought the her method to forward this dega, would  to initute a weekly re=ting of the finer entre s and beauxe rt of the unter ty, at a certain place, to be appomt by them, The? they ight debate the cau of poe=y, and put ts laws into relar executiom This proporal w immediately aated to i and the next quedion was, here to meet? This ocfion'd a ort debate, rome fpking Nhalf of the King's ead, and rome declaring-for the Gron but they were both oppos'd by ot%ers, who prefum'd, that the Three Tuns would fuit them much tterl in wNch they carry'd thek point, aM the Three Tuns was thereup n9minat the pce of meetg un thffe two provifo's, That Bradte 0Mdke� go wine, and  pretty w?eh at the bari both hih are by all critic,s al d b of indi en able u in poetill opmtions. . ?'fi . , Ths dub. is mfel}aneoufiy composd of fons of all cultes, md pfons o no ealties, as law- yers, par)ns, phikns, gentkmen commoners, &c. and is Riled a eie. for th reformtio ad. rement g the antent t d royfiery of Rhyme. making. _ . The prent memNrs are te reverm Dr. bones, Dr. giw, Dr. eraff Mr. Pet Gramo, a$ 8"an, Mr. dard uian, Mr. g!e, Mr. Timothy Triplet, Mr, Oliwr Point, aiel afy, Mr. dexnder Wg, .. ams $tanza, r. ob parquet . oJ Wharto and

x44 Terra-Filius; xxv. t their firR meeting there had like to have ten . warm contell between the aforelaid Mr. Wh,?0n und Mr. Rich, who flood candidates for the dent's chair; and tl members were in rome per. plexity which of the two they fhould efer to that .honour, having both of 'era dillinguifh d theintONes tn an uncommon manner: but at lull, they came to a refolution, neroinc �omradiente, that i.t did of right belong to Mr. Wirerton, in. confiderat,on o1: his niority, and of his profer.17 in theefame ',t; with this claufe, however, in fayour of Mr. Rich, that the Ibdety did not by this intend to fuggelt that the fiid Mr. Wharton pOffeffes any fuperior talents, skill, or abilities, in the fiid art, to him the fiid Mr. Rich. 'I'his was eRecreed a very prudent and politick daufe, as it revented all manner of bickerin , jea- lofty, and emulatmn, m point o� honour, between the two gentlemen, which might otherwife occa- fion t heats and animofities amon the mem- grea .. g . bets, xvho would of' courfe dtvMe themlves into Fart;es, rome on one fide, and fome on the other, as their particular finales, interefts, or.prejudices, led them, to the a?parent danger, if not the total dif- folution of the fociety. Whereas, by this cautious method, the honour of both parties was preferv'd untouch'd; and though Mr. Wharton took poffeffion of the chair, yet Mr. Rich was declared s good a poet, and the next fuc- ceffor. Having fled this difpute, they appointed a corn- reittee, to prelrare fuch laws, as fhould appear necef- y for the prefervati.on and good order of the dety 'rhis Committee was cumpoli of the brefaid Mr. litleering Rich, Chairman, Mr. Pete Cramboo Mr. Thomas $admnn, Mr. Edward Irufiian: and Mr. Daniel Ea; who drew up the followi orders, to be obey-d by all perfoas belotag or to belong to the fai'd foalcry, I.

xxv. Terra. Filiuii. I. That no lx'ffon  admid a m of tKia rodeta, without Letts Tmoni t ns oF crir, himlf in rome tMe, ttb, drigal, nagram, aeriek, tragedy, oe, farte or epi II. That no pf  admid a 'mem of this fodety, who s any vible   liwi, 6r can fnd five fiilliags per annu. &.proprlo ; efiablied mim, that n' IlL That no member do lxefume tO discover the /icrets of this fedcry to any body whatver, up- on pain of expulfion. IV. That no member, in any of hi.s poetical h,-., brat. ions,'do trantre6 the roles.of ,drifterie, or any critick, othor found. antien.t or modern, under l?ain of having Ns fiid lucubrauons burnt in a full d.b, by'the hinds of thefmall-13eer drawer. .lr: That no member do ?relume 'in anyof,his. wnun s, to refle& on the church of England, as . . law effablifb'd, or either of the two famous urnvet, rifles, or upon any magiRrate or member of the time; under the pain oF having his fid ,wnang$ burnt as aforefiid, and beifig himfilf'expeli'd. -" VI. T. hat. no tobacco be fmoaked' in ins 'foolery; the .fumgatton thereof being fuppo,d to.:loud the poet!cal f, icul. t�, and to clog the fubtle wheels Of the ' ' ' magmauon. VII, That no member do repeat an}' veffes, with- out leave'firR had and obtained from .Mr. ?reftdent. viii. That no !vetfen be allowed above the fpace of one hour at a time to repeat. I'X. What no efton do print any. of his without the'apprbbatwn' ot' the ma3or part of /beiety, under-pa- in of expulfion. - X, That eveiy meshbet do fubfhibe his n/me to the foregoing articles. H When

4 6 Terra-Hlius. o xxvo  th veral ?&'rs were reported to the'  by the commtttee, rome objeions were made to thret of them. Firf[ Dr. Cr_a. s objee' ngainf the xth; that }ging a very firman, antl o�agrfi c_onfitution, he himably aplXehended that the u�e of tobacco would aan5, off th6 noxious, heavy particles, .which turn the  of Iris fay, and obltru his tutelleflual tle was  h this by a phyfidan, his Mend, who confirmed-what he fiid3 upon which a claufe was ordered  'he inferred, to impowet the/aid Dr. Craff. to enjoy the free tt of t0$a0. Provided neverthek,that he finoak in a corner of the room, 'as not to offend the reft of the company. Then Mr. lanu/uet made his objection againft the raud artle .aff/dgiug, that he could not, with a fife.con!kience, declare, that he had no ,u6le. way of //x; or that .he could not f!md five/hillrags per a & p'opri. But he was quickly made eafy in .. by Mr. t'refutou, who .wfth'great judgme, ex- phin'd the mture of' that article, by obfering, That as Go is the ply alor and d?or 4 11Thngs, e earmot in a ftrigt fra], call any thing our own; nor ]y_ that ve ha'e any riffhie ay o� li. lng, our daiy lreadbeing the batty f his invitible hand i and there- fore, laid that pious 'ffui, you ay, fd.- eo_nfiien. tt', de that yOU have no vfi/e Way af ltt'rtg i 111!d that. ]tOll CallflOr fLd five ]billings per armurn de prqmo, though according_ to ,a?a human tati you are worth/,e t _Iu� d pata a yea/. Laty, lVlr. ozy Triplet objeOed againt the humt latt attic!e, upoa the le reprefentation, that he could not rite, and therefore could not $ompltr with the !h'i& letter of the law but he off'er'd to let his mark, if that would do; which wa., accepted without any helitation; it being truly

xxv. Terra. Fillm'. All there dieulties being remove&, the fevl articles vere ordered to be fairly engrof.d, andpa'_me,/, to be hung up over the raantle-piete m their dub- room, for the ufe of the members. And then they pa!d their reckoning, and adjournS' till that daygven-ngh.t. The minutes of' their proceedings/hall be the jea of our nxt. TERR/E-FILIU$. N' XXVL    memos being me, an8 .  fft .ving aWum'd th i ti,,  '1' ] prdimi humphs  d und  bmrd i after whid Dr. C a, s s  s ' .parlance of the ?w an tO hm, as mentionca in our la, refit d to a fnu com o the room, where a little table as placed for him, with pies and robatto un it: then the ndled/,it rms i and as he was ghzg his a z with

-.rith a.ba//offuierfine oax, which he always car- ries in lket for that u�e, he a!arm'd the room with a Iml of laughter, which dzew the eyes .-of the affembly towards him, and made all oi  them v.erlr folIicitous to know the conceit which eel at; but the do&or was not, for feveral minutes, �able todo.it, the fit continuing upon him, and gro.w. ing louder and'louder.: at hit, when it bega n to in- termit, he mad a-tNft to .reveal the cau of his ,mirth thus; Why �entlem, laid he..--ha! halha!---

hygeralemen, I fay, .the !rettiefi Eligram ! ha! ha!

.t' [a,j,.tln iratiqt �tigram k,on-this ball of wax here, .ha! ha! ha!--that ever heard i$ your. lives. ,' .Sly' tha-ddtor Crafl'us! Then the doctor com- a;d his countenance, and/landing up, with the goax in his right haM, Fonotm� fol-

1oing.diRieh with an hemick era?hafts.

/s wax, dele, ith rhich my l}e r glad:e, the belt wax I ever m'd iu Mi my days, Ha ! 'ha! ha ! Ho d]ye like it, gentlemen t--ha! ha-!

fia! .rs it not zery .pretty., gentlemen g---Very rett

itl:cutfiattery, ddtor, raid they all; p . ' er excellent, rod. ed. Upon which the do&or fmi!ed'pleafinfly, and lighted his pie. . Then Mr..dlexder Tag &fired to be mormed, whether the fifth article, which prohibits all tina  he church of England, as by ta eftablip'd, excludes the: of' the heathen deities in his fian?m. pofitions  which was anfwer'd him in thene] gatme5 t being, as they obfeWd, impoffible to excel in /vue:_etry wii:hout them.-Upon which Mr. Tag rlndagreat deal ofjoy i telling them thathe had

almof[ �nifh'd a long lythalamiurn which fhortly �ubmit to .their examination. By this time their .letieal Nooa began to late, and/hteral members repeated their extemporay. reft'e, with rear fluency and applaufei always firIt dearin�eigr throats with a �s o Port, and a loud= /-/era ! During the fir{t part of the nigh't their thoughts= were romething gloomy, ad run u on'degies ancl . . ! } Onahs upon lining as well a dead me; but you,' will find them brighten' up as tlie night advances, and the bottles increafe. They begin withfatire and:' funeral lamentation; but end with love, fmuttinefi, and a f.og. gempli grati: On Pzxz RxZL of Oriel !-re lies l---4al Peterr . Of Oriel, the :ater, Whom death at lifi has eaten " Y.6us it the biter bitten. Of him nothing i memorial, l&t that be vaas Wellova o Oriel/- tln old ]o. l'ullen of Maudlin-ttaii Here lies Jo. Pullen, Wrapt up in fgolle )taeob t?ob.rt, l/eeper of'the Here lies Jacob Bobart, Ot the cook of St. obn's college.'- fiere lies the honefi Cook front edlege,' Who chous'd u, of eight hundrsdpo ' m I knowledge.

Ttrrt-Filies. x�. Thcjur were all written by a,gtl, who Inns, on many oco diinguid his tat!e Of wit and humour. On Mr. l.--II of Maton coiled. E'ee Connt Who raah a darrm'd This aIlucles to their !ate R!eSion ofllas, and writtin by that poignant and moft farcaftical &rammatifi, Mr. Oliver Point. /in epitaph un the Whigs. ther :' so, f,, ,, t I,,1t, , ? ot'ro,rtb,,,t, 2liat born to be hang d, they world never a'rotrdtl. Upon one's pulling out an empty/ur./. ,a,/. pty ?ur/ is t/ ,f/pu q'all, Gee.pt it be black P: f Edmond-HalL When this hP, epigram, which was alfo written by /h'. POllaT, was repeated to the dub, it was objec- ted by a great critick, that Mr. Purj, as he call'd him, fpdl'd his name Pear], and that therefore thc whole fi/. of the i am was 1ofi but Mr. Point . epgr . reply"d, that ,n thel performances it was .fufflc,enl m confult the ea only', and that, at leaif, t was a true  to & ftken i tho', perhaps, it mighl loii

lot rome of' its ]It in the radig. !a' wM�.h' h' had the confeat of' the board. � On Dot'tot G------"s back-dt'. thin upon her ha& is lald chopping, firapping Chambermaid. This atfo was written by Mr. Do&or marrieda &amberraaid. On the Lady ades and Dr. Fr--. Jades tires, and kills all animals that ride her, rom Baboon Tom totbe Oxoninn S�ider:, 1 r own, I cannot underRand this epigram but as it was written. by no teii an hand dian the'Vrqideit himfoil, I mull �uppo�e that there is romething very' cutting contained 'in it, tho' my .ignorance cannot find it out. ' Mr. Hails mighty anll notedit * tickling Mayfi thou continue like thy ver, and e r You. This vs written by Mr. ?ames stanza, and a.$ mightily apphuded, when rehe'ars'd: but whether :t ,as defigned. by way of' Satire or l'anegyrlck this deponent cannot ?ofitivdy t forth. . He wrote a poem to Mr,

erra. Filius. N �I. Au fim'aot's qfita?h. l/rMcn by him/lf. or te,  remh r Church  State, o Mr, Tovn the fitme-cutter, now Nayor. By Dr. Cr,ffu.,. Tom mO fn, gentlemen, fiid the do&or, tbnt mn going  te,  &k,  a rk night,and ft o te etor gt.--Un w& he Upon rome rerf ofItber Wlliam. W.,y ,ers are immortal, 0 ! my frier, I:or he wb reads thm,. rds thtt to no end. There verff=s were FuR made and fpoken in the Ordhtitgaud now repeated before tM toetitalfotiet) with great and juftapplaufe, by the revexmnd Dr. DaY. On BELINDA. lrlght as the �un. ad gentle a, the moon, Whet3 thi ,t midui ht flines, und. tt at noon, , g , Belinda fires the breafi, nd charms the fightl 7thra let us toafi her round from noon to night. Mr.

xxvx. Terra. Fihy.. x'5- ' Mr. Parouet wrote there with his .diamond upon one at the glafls, and haed it about great rueceil. T C 'L1 A:. in rcliglon all m.m di�agree_. ndJbme one God bebeve, fame thirty, and j'* three; S/nee no.religion, a.l!'d In ten', ay, two eBever$ t) he time: !l nahons tongueb ad languages bqlteve Sinc in this hith no To love bt our relyion e' rgn'd, is laft copy was wr. itten by bLr ldard which being voted beretieag it  burnt by the. hands of the froall $ee drev, m a I club, anJ te author as expe!l'd, according to .the laws that ca made and provided. Mr. obn inglecquainted the Cv, 7 . . t he,'had ' made a Tong, and would, ff they pl, frog It tm: which' was uno re de&ed.. Ballad... Of' all the'vocations, Trades, crts, oculatiofis , which men for a liin n& i. s Gownman' the b,

Terra-Filius. o Xl V I, II. tf fieelk eat, ral d. rink, Of no fludies e'er the fair ladie to lenfi. III. $tateCman's a dr#a'ge, ttis allions that roar to th akf ; Bay he lans fahemes,

Ds [ the i his dre.a.ms,

iV'. I'r_ay h.at is the Soldier, whoJ f:rits gro.. 3oldtr Worn o in tbe s, d d ' h ars,  ht ar a ai V. I he in tondition

to a aloung lady rig t

VL Or tillbg hia groutlgs, '  .,. idly  lis /alia=. vii. Zut_= of te Gown; ' /  Oxfoid

N�. Terra-Fi!ius. tthough e tan't , We may lie ith nr eighr5 ife This long occalion'cl a great cleal o!: mirth. in company, and was the ]all performance.that !s fit be communicate8 i for the night growing late, ncl their heads being addled with. the good creature, what followed was too fulfome for the eyes of m ehafie readers; and therefore, mol benevolent tieu till next $at#rday. P, 8. ! forgot to talie notice, that Mr. Grwe neur, fecretary of the Cttra, wa.s ordered to return, lVIr. curll a letter of thanks, m t name of tl me. tubers, for his kind prefen.t o!  an exlent book, int,tuled, The pleafures of Coiuo i or, thenightly f?ortj; je lreaui and &fire hun to print the raid letter.

T E R R]E-F I L I U-S: N XXVII. r Soentieos notm rqa Cinzdos? Ju L . ..:Am under the deepePc concern to find  . by rome of your late learned lucubrati- �i. I  ons, t. hat T�x-Fn,vshasunwitfing- '  'ly, gven you any. nCon to. exl_ e your 'nfentments. agamft him m 7o vere 'd unma mariner. It :s what I little ex from you, or my Rimd; Mr Mxs?, with whom i intended to. Neferv. c a good undefftanding, and to live in.lxtf'e amity i having been hitherto of opinion, that ,e wexe both imbark'd in theftme un- dertaking (tho in a diffax'at way) offind?ag itb eur ber$; a fubje fo copious d inexha?fr- hie, t! roethinks we bre of' tl/e quj'11 1 of us, pick a tolerable livdihoocl out of i,  m. isag one auother and railing at one ,

xxvI. err,e-Filius. But the blind fpirit of filf-interett and ambition is too vifible in me of our profelon, who endea- rour to groffand monopolize the whoe bn of flol at mnkind to themfdvesi which-I would have dtvided into fewa! branches, and portion'd. out amongR u, in th following manner. Yhe Pov nd the Ptxt, with all his imds and adherents, both .at home and road, to tM ing-V i ?ntrk, to the Vofi-oy , t ermas and tile rebytertam: to Mse's Jou,sa, the Prot tanu  the altinate, the Bio.of Bangor, and reflnt MinOry : to the Fre-Thiker, the Plague and }he &uth-sea: and to Drrg-filim, he to. ' My only diculty is, how to provide. for the- Lobno, Joule,t, unlefi he wi accept of th Cgu, n the more of the late Independent Whig, of glorious memory which I fc he will not re to do, after fo .maflerO an hand i and what corms me in this, s, that at prefinb he intrude. into your oce, and fiems to fit up again you,. for the afterions of the tommort peqk, by takin to task c=tain D!zeos and O,z,s, who -' ng'd to you, and which was a privilege you have enjay'd for therefive yrs h pa: this is what, I'fuppo, has put you fo much out of humour late, and makes you, like other evi ople, at ewy body you meet. I am told, that he get, ounfi ,of you every week; anti that in a or fim te ery name of the late great and celebrated  good imd, would have Nen lo had not zpedient en htdy thought of to evive his fame among his loving and well-belove Rable, by fing among them, in a popular manner, I own this defi of the Loo Jou o. e the br=d out of your mouth, and un awa/ i all yo mle-eontvnt uflomert was wy

N  xxlrII. bandrome, anti enough to vex any author aliv�i but, tbr God's ,fake, let the/addle be laid ulon the right borj$i don r let me fuffer for Cato's offenccsi fince from my fitting forth in the world, in this pub- lick manner, I have been very careful not to' in- crouch ulmn the pivileges or rerogatives of any my fdto-dbblers in ink i and can fifdy fly, that, in the courfe oralmolt thirty papers, I have not had, at molt, above nine andtent) throws upon the court, which is fuch a trifle, as. was never denyl to any uthor wlffoever, to gve a fpirit to his writings, and promote their jle. I will venture to appeal to your fell, whether, in your opinion, I have not flu& dole to my .fu. bjeEt, and kept up to the dgn ot my paper, wNch was, you know, to make the univer/Mes look as black as I tan; (with truth and juflice I mean.) And why you thould fo highly relent my doing this, (fince do not injure you, nor pretend to interfere with you in blackening anoerpt of,ne) feems to me verg furprizing and unaccountable. You know, molt learned driflarebu$, that there is not a penny to be got, in our way, by vicks or vinjications of any fort of men in for which teafort it is, that mo of Our weekly, Ibalf-weekl, and o,her our eriodieal productions, conill'[ chiefly of fatire, [arafm, aria rebtdees to our ' Flattery is a fulfome, oftenfive thin to j'_u,ort. the multitude, our iMu,'gent readers; and' e�pecl'lly fittery of dre't men, whom they are taught, from' their cadJe. always to �ufpec"t ofoguery and evil de- fignsi it is this c,.'rious, ping humour, and this. jcu perfuafion of the popu]aco, to whicll we are all ooag d for our far-,,ead fa;,e, and our full liea   ou and your haughty rival, t.h London-Seo#r- nat, furn' them ith ?otitkvl diet, .for which they rewa d you very welli the Indqendent Wb;g �ubo tilted un the courtfly of hia scadexs, in b�Iiev!ng-

zi � . Terrte. Ilis.   9 that the clergy hnvtfaultt, as well as other men; and I hope to keep yfami by ing to the bot- tom of the ei], and ewing mr loving untry- men, that mo of the torru tion$ Of the der genial, d of other particular rfons are owm primarily to the couptt3ns of the DmvzasxwEs. - Wt i$ thee in all this, moR lrncd Sat you ould take fo heinoufiy ill of me, as to make you call,  your laR week's paper, to the $CAVEOZRS within the bilh of mortally, to remove that nynnce, that lum of dirt, the Terre-Filius, out f tbe fight and fdl � the blick I Wh,t h it to. m, i t publi&k 1ovto run their nos into and nafline? Do not many of us live by it?Be- fi, if you once give th 0 (ellow$ fuch an nutbo- a W, who knows ho far they may procd in'the execution of' it, a,here they will ttop, or hom they will �pare ? . . When I ?hold you m another hgD, i am 1 more amazd, that ARxse, us, the famos. eri- t, hcriri ARIStARtHUS, ould fi fault with another, for finding hult with any one, dy  the orM ; nce I have rd of one cs, who atpred to immortalky by criticifing on Ho, who is calP the brighteft omnment of icalbod2; and l have hcrd fafiother gisrs ears, who, nor long ago, fe I Foul on the Dr. Berr, who is alfi call'd, by manyrfons, sb &igbte ornament of tbh age or nntin. I pre- �e tt you, Sir, are tome relation of there gen. tlemen; and why you, who derrend om a whole. mily of criticks and Foes to bright Men, ld any with me for trading m the ffep of your ceors, ' an, aria attempting o. get reputatmn an reaa, y makingfru i; my etters, uzes

Terr.Filius. N �ll My modefly'will not fuffer me to believe that .37m defigu'd me lb great a coml?liment, as feems. tacit/), to refult to me from your late condun, i. that fiRm'aucuus having taken his revenge of' Hosza and Dr. Bzsvx.v, he could find no other writer fo worthy to fall his fierifice, as (fNu'e.. my blus!) poor Whatever was your inducement. to ufe me rigorous a manner,.I. am lure you merit the. thanks of the univerj7ties, which, I hope, they will not for. get to return you in the moft jlemn mannev for' .our noble defence of' tlto ntient bodies, again. the revengeful cavils nd afperfions of ,one ext!l',t. as you alledge, from Oxford, for jandalous beha- I cannot, by the wy, forbear wontiring, the fage/um-^u. cuo"fboukt fpeak with contempt of any author upon that account: xpuonis moll. inly a vy amous thing; but will fly t a man, who has en'bmnd in this man- n&, is for ever erwrds incbteoffpeakjng trutb,. or writing emon n e Surely, 6ple a not the wfe for eomm lbr my pat, I vly ieve, tt even a n, who h fl in-t, (which I think romething more  amous than . ton) may till continue a etle. ter, and an hefi m  my, I my f kn t men, who ve Mth ac'd at woo&n enee, a yet are at this me, ought the Fo?ere fons to  re- taimd m e  of e Church, t Cgy, d trfftits. But to fete; you n , at  dbt that this burning and fhining. light, thi brJghtq earnest ofthe rJnivtrjty, will be very grateful to you � for your fervic to .him, whatever the may be it fell: for as bright an orna.ent.as he' , you, Sir, are the firit man, who has. appeared p. ub- !ickly m his defence a.'. e mieprffmtauons

of his enemies} you, Sir, are the firit man who dubb'd him with �o illuftriou a title. I congra!u- late you upon fuch$ Client, and I congratulate upon fuch an dzocte] It is impoltlbl� for the world to judge aright Of your deJirin$s herein, unle�s it is in[brmed hoxv ba�ely this relerenlornrneIt has been traduced, and how fully you defga to. clear up his chmaetex every particular. As I am willing to give-y. ou all5 the afliltance I tan, and as no body more h'artily wifhes you �uc- celiin it', I will draw up the charge againIt him in form, that you may cliffbarge it in the manner of' de!Jtor and creditor; if in this, I am obliged to men- tion rome things too oking almoit to be named, it mull be remembered that I. do it only to give you i an opportunity of jultifying him. To begin therefore,' It is malicioufly ob)e&ed by the enemie oF the univerfity of Oxrd, that her brighteft ornament haa fro,m fiis y. outh p, .even 'un.til now, indulged him- fe]f m all the ]uxurJes foil:es, common vices, and mof[ of' the moxe uncommon iniquities of man- kind. That he has adorned.the univerfitv, for .thetfirty years, or more, with the moft pr6fligate examples of fraud an;! 'orruption.. That, in one inflance only, he plundered the erfity, of,.. whioh he is the irgtfi orII$rIIeIIt, Of the rum of three-thouf and potends i bclides other finallet booties, and more concealea depredations. It is objeCted, that he has defrauded the college (of. which ho is head and governota') of divers-flarra toa great, value, ad- other. wile oppteffed it in diver notorious and enormous inRances. That he embezzled to him�el; one whole be- ior, offi, tty or'xty-.ounds er a;:nun, given fbr ' -

feveral good utis, for tvdz'e or fifteen years togc. thor. That he encleavour'd to melt down all the college. olate, and convert it fraudulendy to his own uf& That he governs his college arbitrarily, unjuttl',

red unflamtably; and tMt by manifold other frauds

and abufes, he has aimoR brought it to bankru,y and ruin. That being left guardian to two young worn_on, he fordE/detained their fortunes in b.:$ hands, atier they came of age, to the great prejudice of one, and to a/molt the rum of the other and her Husband, B. wt,tever there might ie in this rome iq of his nq at t wee  a ago.) That he will i0ay no/;o, if he can hdp it5 that he will cheat every' body, if they do nor take care; ttut that he will[tick at nothing to gratify his pride and his belly. . That in general, he is a bad clergyman, a. bari chriltian, a bad neilhbour, a treacherous friend, a ty- rannical governoften unjult ttewar&, an imnloraI liver, and  difhonefi man. That as to his inward pfinci.'?tes, God only what they are; though by Ds on praOdces, man may/udge ot them. This, molt learned .lrifiar#s, is the charaBet, which the perfort, whom you call the tvigh. tO orna- ment of the univerfity, bears amongf} raany people; if t s hzs luff caraer, that wftuore Mother not, I am'lhte, &rfi of/'cb era#meets; unlefs I could fuFpofe her(what I b!ulh to mention)a cora- on Bawu, eh.,.t glories i h,r ]hame. But I hope .. ,ou will cony,ace the world tha he is fpotlef. s

xxvs. Terrs-Fi'lius. x 6 and innocent in all the! and all udder particulars; that his enemies have unjufdy ca the/ afpeJfions upon him, and that he is a perflgt an and upright man, one that feareth God, and el?beweth e,.il. ! would adw/ you to let about 'ths cornmerida hie work as loon as poffible, because I meet with pIe every day who aver there things to be true; will never be fitisfy'd to the contrary, till he is openly jufli�y'd before the world. If ou do this e eualtS, ou will a rove our /If the heft friend, and the ereateR champion, that the univerfity and her revend ornament have had this many a good day  and I dare lromi you a. .050r's degree for your pains.

164 lq �H. T E R R/E-F ILI U $. N XX�IIIo l'arcite vttczuM aindere crimen in omne. Ovid, .I.; .re:ti.:i T is with the utmoft rlu&ance that .i :.ti- ever open my mouth, or draw my pen

-- I  ligainf[ WOMiIKINI)i for whom I have

  fo paffionate a veneration, that even the ,'l,": ,orfl gartofthem often find me too ten- ' der hearted towards them, and get the better of myothhculties. But as I'liavetaken _ton m y tif the charer of a general Rearmet, i illall ia.ve' the misfortunes of numberleft younKen to anfv&r for, if I conceal any tliing v&ich may be' for their advant' e, or ti e an au es in the tluh cometted by  faireft offenders. . with all This mull ftand for my apdo_gj reafon' able perforts otboth rexes, fr what for the tlick (which over-rules my own, natural tender- neff) prompts me to utter, in the fullowing paper- concerning the Oxvos It is one of the misfortunes off. eva, that s great a pli/her. and refiner of men as, it pretends to le, it is a fore enemy to hurd./udffand hilo]bisnl drudge- ry. It is a moR arbitrar}; palllon,.kn.d wherever it gets poffion ofa man'g breal}, it. ros the who? man; and fo far is it from piti %ith any of ts ting conqu:tt to ufiefi or kaming, that, like other ambi- tious tyrants, amidtt vaR empires, it grumbles at its awn ...rny, and fearches. a[t new acqilitions.

xxvtt. Terra. FiIi.s. rConfcious of this truth, our wife forefithers took purge the feats of learning of there t as, there dangerous decoys of youth  as ' and precaution could not do this intirely, made aJtatute," prohibiting all "fcholars, as we grad'ates as undergraduates, of "receive in mous or/9_ ea/ed women, with whom "all feholars are 1tr8.forNd to keep company, "either in their own Ix!rate chambers, or at ttle ' houres of any :roof men." I fuppo:, it will be objefled, by the $ M A aT S, or oihets, that this flatnee extenas only to common rofiitutes, or igkt.valkers, and not to tho divine .eaturea d!gn, ified by the name of Tosvrs: but I thnk that t ndudes all fufpeed women, and efpe- daily the Tos?s, for the tollowing reffons. , Becauii it was not the only de/i of the fia- tui to reltrai, n the fcholas from debauchery (from which, th9(:e, they need no forcible refttaint!) but to prevent hem alfo from negleSing their fludies, nd enteritt, into fcandalous marriages  of which they are in o danger from tommo firum�et6 and .merceoary fi}eeet-w alkers; 2. Becaufe there was no octorion for a 1tatute aine common whores, any more than a aintt hou e- g.  Tealers wx! ?iek-?odeets, which are all pumlhable by the ia, -of the lad. .  Becau I haven bettero?inionof the Wowme 0 zfrd, (who.are, many of them, matriculated men) than to belteve. that they would. entertain in their houj}s fuch..fi/thy drabs though t is probable enough, that they woeaid marry their daughters to aclvn'fage, if they. could i in which ! can fee no greit m  thert,, '

x Teme-Filit.. xxv 4. Be I have a tt opinn of the t, t to belie. re that tg would k company withch caule. and I think it a fndal to the uni. ,e to and in n of a tute, wich fuppo$ that any of h hopeM1 ehflflren me add&ed to fuch' Wcr I am in the rht h mr explication of this flatute, or not, I am fare tt I have on my fide the authority and ncuence oF on t men, the f men, the mo Icarn men, and the mo pious men, thmgh one ofthe moa fortmate ram, that this, or phaps any other country'  fiw  no Ie than a King and a to whom a a Mar  the loyal iverfity of Oord adh fo iramove. ably, whiI liin  whole memory, now he is dead, (he fo affe&ionat.y reveres and: who/ injun&ions and admonitions, above tho�e of all other mm, {he holds fo dear, that I am perfuaded no advice of his will I defpifed thrre, none of his precepts reR What was his opinion in the prefent ca ma/ be feen in a letter of his to the unierfity of CaM- BRm�, entituled King CHaEs the Firfi, his lnflxuons to the Vice- Chancellor nd Heads ef Cambridge, Jr govern- met. t, &c. hic are m CHRLES Rex s I. ,, hat all tho dire&ions and orders .of' our fither, bteff of memory, whichat my time were fen.t to our .fiid tmivedity, be du}I obferv'd and put m execution. I1." Whereas we have been infor/m'd that, oF late years, many itudents of that otlr tmivertity not- regarding their own birth, degree, and have made divers contra&s of marriage with men of r/,'.e, and of no good fme {n that town, to thetr great difparament, e difcontent

Terr-Filius. 7 or their parents and friend.t, and the difl.nour of' the government of tha our univerfO': We will aM mmand you, that at all times heveafte any TAVERER, INN-HOLDER, or VICTUALLR or any other &hbitt ofth ,own, or withi the jurifdiion of the univty, 1 kp any gkter oi oth omn in his hour, to wlom th=e al rffort any ffholars of that unwerfity, of ' what condition foev, to'if-fpmd their time, ' or oth=wlf to mbbave themlves in marri- "ugt, witht the conlent o thole, who have the ardiafii and mir;on oF them; that u on no- flee thereo you do pe!nfiy convent the febolaf  holars,and the fiid ominor mom,thut  fufeed, heft,re you; and upon due examination, ' you find can! therethre, that you command the laid . oan or om (according to the form of your ,, 'ehart again omen de malo fufs) to  move out of the univety, and tbur mil off the �s fim; and if any refufe pliantly to obey your , commands, and to N order  by you therein, that , you thin bind them over, wsth fureries, to upper ,, fom tM Mrds of our privy-council, to anfwer ,t their contempt, and fuch matters as all  ,, je& agai them. And if any re preftly ,, to oy,-to imin them, till th eith= remb}. e or pufia fuch-Mnd, itb funties. "Lafily, W will and command, a mpy ,, thet our reaion be deliM to the mailer ,, ery tolge, and that he cauR the me to be ', lito tMfe of his .8Iege, and then ,, rtg?d in the regn of their colleges, and duly ,, obf=v'd and ke)fby all rfons whom they con- Jacobus Faber, regi!'trarius,

The rea&r may fee this letter in a book, intitul Carnal. a, or The b_fterie$ of State, (what page I cannot fir, lxufe I have not the book by me) or Cambridge. 'In this wi/ manner did that ble,d Mar9,r, and t encourager o lurnln, inflrugt his univer& Camidgt: whether he ft the time mflvuim to Oxfg I onnot find, though it is wy likely he did bt' if he did not, we n impute it to nothing but ths, hat the time complaintsainfi Oxrd had not tach d his reyal ears; for, as his majey. had the time f for ath his unionrifles, fo there on to doubt tht he would have rch'd out the time/at& 0 dvie to tkm both, hd they both fi in need of it. Hppy is it for the. preknt afion of Oxr2 Toasvs, the 'g Cuuzs I. (fo much unlike tt acco&plifld Getlem, his fon,) was lg ,vhid in the duff! Were that rigid Kin now my mind midiyes me rgely,hat I d loon e an end ofil the b11 and ketg$ at Oxford; that fevnal of nut moff cde- t md right Nautifd madams wod pluck th6r fine fhs, and bet[e themfeles mfl livdihood; or make thdr rfonal apuce b- fore the   bb m4ey's pfivy-councit to fer their ontem?t, a fuch matters a3oald But Hz is dd  and the 8ell, as much a they tflk r him, at vine ctafl)m, have .fi enough for hm, or have too much re for the die, to take his advice in this icr. I do not chge a the Oxrd Toss th the e ill fe, or the me 1 dg  nor ould  efieond :tico, p. 38.

knowingly, char�n oc o thm with ny one thng. o which  Js uiltl: but an OxoR oas, in the commo cepton oF tMt r, 's uch  creature I m now go]n to dcri. She is bor,. s th ing ys. o mean t6 be- ing the daughter of fume info}eat mechanick who fincies himIf a Gentlemanl and refolves to keep up his family by marrying his gift to a earbn, or a schoolmaer: to which end, e and his - call her ?etq MO, as loon as e knows what it means, and nd her to the daneing-fiol to Irn to hold up her h=d, and turn out her toes: fle is taughb 't?om a chi?,.not to play with y of the dirty boys and girls m the ighbourhoodi but to mind h .dancing, and have a grt refpc& for the Gown. Yis fbundation being 'hid, fle goes on fi enough o.herfdf. without any finher affance except an hoop, a gay/uit of dohs, and two or three ne' briand .[mocks. Thus equipt, e frequents all the &ll an'd p!ick walks in Oxrd 3here it is a great chance if e does not, m time, meet with !ome raw coxcomb or other, who is her humble fervant; waits upon her home; calls upon her a- in the he? day; danles after her from place to piace and s at laR, with fume t and managemint, .drawn in to mar her. She has impudence, -- therq%e'fhe has She is ?ruud,---therefore {he is we!l-bred; 'She has qne eloath$, .  therefbre {he is genteel;

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i7o TERR-FILIU$. N �X. i LL g�av ams ve to have every_ thing ... i et aut tm, d theftore, bring    ug fi t give their ats ad  BLSIM, CMONT, and CA, os  the fpdid  of tee mot nob Du; d to i oth  of m (in their .o.ions, as r as the oth) the reverend Scvs of 0o vc  GoLaXa, . the )RDINANTIA. I have, in a/ate lix'r, given .me account of' the  of tllofe important aimbhesi and I defa in this, m do tie time of the latter. ,_ name of any ,parti .dd/ng or a, partment lgre t $odh meet, but of the scutl te- mfc, lies, when fo met or aflmbled together; m-night' the Ord'mnti. is at 'St.o's 11; tmowow'at -ssd, t t3ay nt; and the ext immAte precr  et; it g ,,( y   k ) a mtmg ,of the hds of hou, ( ht}h ].tat, t  tt n 0 eld

: the trigrags of o  ot q tem; :o p:tl' Church, and diurb the Univenity. -I t. the reade, in my diOrration un raafad there; but I mu add now, that it is fir' propos'd and canva'd at the Oumsa.ia; as al t &figns are hatch'd and nurs'd in private cabi. nets and runtos, betore th are brou ht to mati. 3 g and executed in the plik ate, or the dd o bat!e. As Ordrgntia therefore is the fi -council  t ie, or (to make ufe o[' my mer lufin) the icr& committee of the Ox otd direor, ir no wonder that 1t the Heaos of colleges are not udmittea, or will not be admitted into fUCb a ty for it is equally true, that a Image deters the mpany o[ an hoe n, as that an h0  tes the company of a But as all' the Heads o[ colleges do not belong m s nightly club, fo rome peffons, who ave not .[coes, nor G0mne, e admitted into it K s 'e'd a eat fayour, and never confere'd oa y but o, whoe princyes are wt kno nd their. atachme to the univery undouN. �I this happy numar is 'Squire Blude of 8t. and that lite fu thing, which he calls bs o -who hav fi-euently the honour to t in council .wih the wif Head-pieces of te univefity,  crck a bottl wi the fars of karning d gn, The 8fluire nd hs fon a  alike ve that'young Mr. aas wars better donthe, and a entee]er man thin his 5ther  for whkh h s. -oblge to his uto. . M  m vo s of St. 11ege, who  the of good vy qintence dg; from him he ln. that preety Ort that It.uprightne of mien, that awble   h  m at eomg ige  ' �

haySour, which have endcard the Doltor to ientlemen and pretenders to o manners;  rem tt the oM tleman, tho e g ot 6 we-br, has as mn  as, his fort, a ' full as we, =t m ulik ? pvate, uon. �bj wt. '" 1 ve d it d, tt the Omr'tX but one fault to find in him, which is indeed'i'vefy bad one i and that is,/q'e does ot mal. e his pieads ueborae enough When they go to t}e him. They are perfo9dy tiff .sf]/'d with his fen./ and his hogeft)/'; they know likewife, that he loves the church .and' the univerjTty; but the devil of it is, they know to9, by w.oe�ul experience, that he loves his money and ki$ wine &ttar. Dellvuti. ive avarice ! how many noble �pirits' thou adulterated ? many a poor belly haft thou: gri: peal, and many a good - intrigue hall thou: fed, �rhou it was that made c---!l a ]�w, and a Certaiii great m, on the otl=, e thdwatr, a Ti &l,l J, . Rebel Oven, and by others the Ox vogx though an u.nfincfa a?n, and a)O141er, yet be- ing engaged m the caut and :rvice of the was another member of'the OuDm,,and mlgh- tgy carefled there, as rome perfons have-not iirtiplecl o fly, till general P.r,� eam with his Dragoo.ns, and frightened him otit of his quarters: In the fame manner Ouma?I,S Is .the general rendezvous or phce of entertainment, into all I3regners, travellers, and o  u �  s,, who 4eetl recommended om Au go  u, agint .r0d, hce. c!,! but I cannot, upon any terms, believe the 1tory which I heard, of a cert. lprfon's riffling, in. cog. t oxt3ra and ficquenting .the ordiuamia, the latter 'end of the/dR reig ,who ued to &ink the I'ov's hth; though I urn_ told-, that there is a "-' living

to mean thofi bi hon  the minti ofthe of them berg gd"burcbmen) We reckon th fubje&' "notb' Lane. The ttagiom n fo iolently arthis place well ahted, <d the ,  k aoin; but wee aid the warm wea. tlgr: we cannot yet hear, whether the eontagion-s .cl. at Xidney. Itl and _Rt?, !.!alii all communicalaon with-th 6oarfm. bei..n : eat off, from whom we ffed..to have oar :ntd} he.nee. W. he_ Toafit are fcoariag  and a�w.trim, tnmg thetr be gowns and ix-rectors againR t �mmer,. and intend. to make a fp.knd app.  ifnflCe. li' 6otgotb;. Yel&y tl$t//$Tmetlre upon,.il?., ck burtoefl, andf nit vt late: we do not what is the rffdt of. thek coatiom; odr't they drank tbm $ottb$ a-ge; but we.-e a. . e Tu Yefiay. m a 11' dubii g, ntt-rtte that a , p ', and li efal!/tho humid a,, a6 we oWd to immMiat ;.ht memos, by the ds of.th mmo We have a butt of,exllt t- nowbch hich Dr. C$ffm y isle   s m Oor d ev  & t hs'Da  r&'d hielfh acp tYa ), td  tintit, gestlime,de.fe'..

This put the Dottot into an e.xcellent good hu- mour; but he grew a little pwfh as f6on as he lighted his pipe; the tobacco not being very good.-, &veral new members were admitted this night. Lynn's � e-blouJ. This aftemoon, a notnil Smart 0 .. of Chri Church College, as he was writing a billet. doux, had the misfortune to blot one of his reswith a fpot ofink; which put thegentleman into fo great a dif6rder, that he threw thellandilh through the win- dow, lhmp'd alx;ut the room for half an hour to. gether, and was often heard to fly, I vo#der that tlm$ tatmot fud out j3m cleaner method of con. 7oq_ing their thoughts! and that .he vifh'd he Jnight be Nown up hervove he oent, f he ever ran& uJ 4that filthy liquor again, though the diffie_afure o] the vhole fair ]x oas tke �onj}quence: let Prigs a/n/Pants, jid he, fee? all the nafiy manufagturt to themfkves. ---rCdlege. Several fellows of'this college hating Iod'd an/ippeal with the proper rifftot (as mennon'd in ogr laf} again- ' t .Dr..Dry$ones, !:hdr greene Head and G errur, com plainrag o fiereval arbitrary andunJtatu. taIt lra.iees ot that revexencl okl dergy.=aman, we that m her defence, lmr, fle calls the complainants a,/)_ un 4Gom, trbulent and unruly j11os, &e. and defttea his Lordflip' (the ,tor's) advice how. to She manage them. flys farther, in her jultification, that all her .proceedings are warm_need by the advice and batton of the Heagt of h0ti and that �ne has got a certificate [.m'd by many of' them, terri- tying that the .l.s go%emed er college accord!rig to flamen_, of which, it feems, they are. better judges than the :Fe//o,s themgive.s,. Notwuhltanding all .which, it is gen?lly believ d here, that the vifitor s go'_mg to fit his tthrt a good - example; and that thi feverrod defendant will be 0nortly feat a , �mo

xxxx. 7'erra. Filitts. .x living man in the world, who will make oath .that ]ae .was, at a certain time, and at a certain place,. in .company with the af'oreid certain per, n, together With ccrtain'/-/ead of' colleges, whenfuch an health �went round. N.B. I do not undertake to Iorodue this living man, Of fuchexcellent uf and eonvenlence'to the uni- -oerfity, and h.er friend is this nightfefiial, xi, hich appears to be mttituted for divers great and worthy parpot}s, and particularly, belide_tliol' a/ready inenti- oned, for the initiation of young $cur..s into the my.- !teries of'their buffneff in the government of' their �ollegesl of which the hiltory of poor Dr. DurBosz will furniih us with a. late remarkable .inltane. e. Dodot DuruoN�s is buta young Scu,.x., though an old man, being. but lately advane'd to the govern- ment of a college m OxFORu: he fpent _the greateli part of his lifein'a vimridge in Sometflx'f hire, which s the 1tatmn he feems clefign d for by nature, butby great Imrfimoy, and living fingO, he grew  rich, that the Fellows of the college,to which he former- ly belonged,.thought it.worth ;the!r while, upon tho death of their hte H-au, to mwte Dr. Duuos out of the eou_ntry to, come to oxford, and �ucceed Nm i which the dodot thankfully acCepted and he was accordingly elec';ted their Hv. su, . In this office he behaved very well for rome time, and aCted like a man in his fenfesi but being admitted into the Oanmss he loon altered couri:, and began to tyrannize like his brethren, whole example and advice he would kequently urge to his Fallows in anfwex to their remonflrances and implaints, tellifig them that the He,Ds of houfes d, lie might do what ht pleafed in his own to!lege. It, dying upon which, th.e. poor old creature exercifed an abfo'lute authority:in hs college,. in contempt of all fiatutes which were no more than dead ltter$ in hi.'s eyei trampling Under hi, feet the will of his I t Irons.

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with him m the Os Thk hs, at hfi, h'ought upon him the re�entmen, of his Fd/os, who, tired out with Oppreffion, ill ufi have apl to their Viiitot againff him ml iris commonly li!.t!c hc wil[beexlled. T E R.R-F I'L/U'S: N �;

as 'cau d the old dngl� to e wa  th a {of mint ch[efl compo d of ran one, ,, $ ,  ' . �� , t& erve the gendemeu O the college om a-m; li nit, whi�h i$ Jd to be atM to them, ., ', ot long aeo two gentleen of the me (g and gulm,)' oth eqlly ufi r Pu lk Zeure Ro ndidates and 6omtitbr$ fo 'mmmar{e 'leure, Which was then vaunt. the pretenons we romewhat ncomofi, acquaint the publick with them, and with the thod ofcanvanff for academical oces. , ,. ' ' ;he' rfon to. horn bo of there wor one oFthe m� mo with meeur the candidates he w prefi d hd on th fides for h=s and-very much rpd on wMch to beRow One eyeing, in the Common.raam, the didate ubut, he n't re' me hs rotraft; for ! have  dr_tmk.ith him tav#ty. time--.Tventy times ! Hugo; what's twenty times  By G--d, I bn drunk with him agove an hun&d times; and dn him, if e ferules me 'his intee, he ia the �ile fcoundrel alive. ay, huh fiid Iubulu:, ave ,bor'd toother,. as-wall as drnnk together. And fo hav  too, anfwer'd Hugo, and bern t together into the bain.Hen tha dt grew very warm, and arommts fl tNek about the room, to prove w3i& was more worth man, and the greater 'rofii ate. . y P g wNch was fo well fupported on th fide tha they were forced at R to aemmate the mat tea) leR a. thid man, a fid jbber blockhead, thould ruti away with the place from them both?: wherefore it ' ,y ,' and , between was..ra:d .,b th.e-parties aforeBi&. .chat: in confideration oftweary. gut/teas: of good and lawful

lawful of Greet Britab, weal and .t..ly tb e d Bugo, b r the d bulu, the fled ud iemte, trans'r,  make ov all. his:in-. t to the hid Ebn&i which was or totmeal, and inttrloprs were kept out. , ,.._ � r.--n't Gdb, ge. It appears that our Cook wha dial me time arm has run the college in debt eight: bundred .pounds r upwards wit.h ver.al trader- men, who furniflci the coCege w,th proviffons. and particularly with ,iael all wlfich mull be paid ouC of the frnall revenues of the college. This fuddeu bbw occafions the.more fpeculation, becaufe tlie. C0k ought not to have been trulted with buying tha oviiqom of the college, a particular officer ing afligned by t!atute for that purport; who, iit mairauon of his letters, makes his place afmemr It is much feared that this is not the/aft blow /hall feel of tbt l'rne On the goth olrsnnArhl},thcrevered Drri fle. in a '&t orati, ffm in O cal, nbdlio,. (for which a ia m is gt u for ev) abud the Biop of Bg,   t efa d folt man  , ing m gifan, a fe flatten, d.-tbe  of all mtnn. Such is the rede& which fo p 1 themtt'cs ,he fo memos of t Ea hnd) en,ertain of p.oint; which is eem- one of the molt eftintial domes of the .f' En.gland. " ' What arid tedlow ff, ould I have been thought, if ! bad. ia a publick fveecb; taken the l/berry to any right reverend Bifl:op of the �lmrcb of Englandg der fuch a ca:, the Bifbops had, 'indetd, l'd tbe Kin l to fuprefi Ttau'-Fp-ds.,

Who have been as iufamoully li&Iged ilt:Oxn/, ' wiut my d-io their Chrh of Efig4nd pLhcrs, arc.no quite fo. regularly, and itte confuted as. they ought'o t Dr. Brione, o  Is fu ac .this  hm, wh has not bcea ame, in a pd mvn 'o. nd into c wmld this ehis rdigi to e mmWd ito a thing puMy reafon. able. nd te Church of England has t& peculiar to fie men ma Tc.s and Gozos  communion, who eith deny  y at the rtides of the chfifiian etigion. But it is to  re. .utd to it, as extranmus adventitious panide$ 'the human baO, e haoe been )eaing of, yet art ot of the Effence of it. nr ter into itj Identity HOPED, THERE MAY BE A OLORIOU$ ESURRECTION .. Pra obfve, , that te ram, on whom this ious crge is }aid, of denym S or yi , e artldes of t Criian regioa, lnd it m whom (it i$ hO by this rcvnd paor of .urch  England) there may bea glorious RerreSi. i a the Wtgs and Gowuoas of the Ch..rtk f,,E,, nglaM. Well fiid, moji orthodox lipilgoalian t ' ,The reverend Mr. zard, ofhe time collet, e, wa hi! month, de&ed Promr ff the umverfity tbr the nfuing year, notwithlhncling that he is obliged by a college lhtute, to take. his Batchdot of Divinity's de- gree next Term, wNch, by a 1tatute of the univer- fity is made incompatible with the I'roSorfhip: to re- move which obth.de, the ?reftdent and fi:Ilow$ &riga to difenfi with iheir ollegeflattat  tho' by' , _. : - ..,.

a-clatt'in'at 1tatute, it is d-c ti} b& ;.d ; - k.  thdrad d be at a 1o to tim out t mng of this condu& I hink fir to acWaint , tt [ti$ M d to elude aaother.Gmtl: u 1 Stall t office. The Ed of the Firfi ?dame.

ERR.-FiLLUS: Or The S E C R E T iSTORY OF THE Univerfity of Oxford; IN Several: To which are added, R E M A R.K $ upon a late .Book, entlded, q)niverfity Educattou, by R. N w r o  D. D, Principal of Hart-HalL %' o .. ,ii. Me is departed, indeed; but hit Ghoft fiill hovers about the Groutsd, haunts the Place of his wot- editbode, diffurbs the everal,4 artmenu with unfeafonable l/ifits avd firange Noires, and �cares all tho39 who never exF?ted his Return to this Region any more. , N:wx'os'$ Univ. Edue, LONDON; ?ritedforR. i::'..ac.,,,t, under7'om,sCoffeo ftoufq in Rt}I-$trcet, Coe#t-Gardett. lVi. Dcc.

Numb. XXXI.


Qui mihi Discipulus, Puer, es, cupis atque doceri, Huc ades, hec animo consipe dicta tuo. Qui mihi.

Wednesday, May I.

To all gentlemen School-Boys, in his majesty's dominions, who are defign'd for the university of Oxford, Terræ-Filius sends greeting:

I am so well acquainted with the vanity and malapertness of you sparks, as soon as you get out of your schoolmaster's hands, that I know I shall be called a fussy old fellow, and a thousand ridiculous names besides, for presuming to give you advice, which I would not, say you, take, if I was a young fellow myself.

But being a very publick-spirited person, and a great well-wisher to my fellow-subjects, (whatever you may think of me,) I am resolved, whether you mind what I am going to say N xxxr.. Terre-$'di.ns.. f_e//ovs who think the. m.ves obl,gd m point of honour and common civility to mak you damnable bM: the next night you are treated as ailll ain. aM perhaps for three or fou night aft=warns. gloffousway of living beipg new to you, it yonfirms  notion ion had conceived, upon towmg away vofatthb, that you e no longer s, but it your own difpo, and at lber t6 foiow your own inclinations. But kt us now fuo this hnq te of jolt aM drunkennefs over 5 .you are aiitttd intone co ge, md atrimltd into the univerfity; you hava ken e oaths to obrw the Ratutes of both  bye fubfibed thir nine articles of religion, and aid youres:in ort, I will fupNfe yo no g= angers, butfiudnts, adopt bes of our aerable Aua And now, you ntlem, ve me leave to on my maeri ce, and to inflru& you how you are tq demon our fdves in the fiation Ion are ro- tered into, md what fort oF behaviour 5 exFe from you, according m there oath md ! know ry well that you go thither prepofi'd with a nuine (but iorant) opinion, that you re to.hold fa your inles, wtever they are, that you sre to follow wt in yo onfdentt you think right, md to difdaim what you judge rong that thi is the only way to thrive in this orld. ahd to be happy in the nt, }u as your filly oth=s and fuperitious old nurfes have taught you: n the fir hce th=efore, I advife you to ake off his chil. sprejute, md to difge o felves from ch fcrupulousnoti .for you may take my word t for it, that oerwife t s a million to one tt milearty. B a

4 Y'erre. Filius. N* xxxz. For, it is a maxim astrueasitiscommon, o mttny nen,  ma .d i but aong  th numbsleft dimt options of minkrod, there s never, at any one time, b?t one ot thole qpinions which is -'d onho&x;  theefo? 7on ve your ancy the rdns, =d let you? 9 judgmmt determine yo onions, what inM:e d{ s it, wher you ha   hit un t gle, individual opinion, which ' at t 'eu =its of time, N vo e, =d w& it is thefore yr mte to e } But 5 wit aa yo dilince and fincty, you ould m the, rra is, thppy bnig oinion,  fewel to fll our tux mfs, to your , your tutation and gd ame for et a- i I mn if Ion e fo wk, d Fo much bott with uafion,  to thNk it 1o du to Your oily fe wiy =ere  to a flong with lou confd tbns blnthes, r=dy to r- ' ' , tt ou pl to 'amp upon cve any mprou . them; for I would not ve } ou ad0t ?y rti- 1 fyem, howev= p ad prevailing it may f   at grffmt, ufe tt may ter, md then w p?ve h to you; for, as much a they  of eddinefi md immuabili of principle at OxFott, evexy body knows that Po,_tt was for orthodox many es the teSon there; tt rotefian- film (with much dil, and forely ain their s) fucced iti that, not long they were Rgoa mo  Wrens, and now =lmoR all Tos, and, for ought we 'kno wi e long be Wa n. Nev= tore lain yo opinis, but t o declamfiom', that you are cburten, and tt oa e aa fie church believes. o5 m, you ve fubf'd the thirty antflesi but ne_ enture to explain the n, in which you fubfb d them; Nou there are va- ta fs i fo m, d, tt fce two men

N O xxx. 7'erre. Filh$. underftancl them in the fame, and no true church- man in that, which the words bear, andin which they were vritten. It is the peculiar unhavpineli of mot} churches, (bowever excellent and wdl-corituted)that tho' all !their do&rinea are generally embraced whilf unex. plaied and unexamined, yet when they are brought to the tell of naturn! rei,]bn and huma;; philo.O. , they m.eet with oppofition, doubt, anti incredulity for whtch but one reafon can be given, and that is, that being things incomprehenfib!e of themile$, they re rendered the more �o by the vain endearours of weak men to explain them. ! need not ve'y much infiPc'to you, upon the clan- ger of explaining there dorine yourfelves, or of trulling to any particular explications of olaers i caufe there have been in all ages, and efpeciaily in the r�tin.t, fo many inltances of learned, lincere, and eretying men, who Mve fhip-wreck'd their for- tune a, well as their reputations upon this rock i and I have lcfs occafion to warn :you again!t it, becaufe there isa bill, now depenling in parliament, very d!ClOtllqy INTITLED, A Nil for the j%ppreffion of blaf-. ihemy and p_rofanenejSi by which, if it pall'es, all perfons will be prohibited to rite or adwi,ll), to fpt, ak upon any points of faith difagreeab!e to our re- ligion, as by Law efiablifi/d. And therefore, 'i will only advi�e you to fupprcfs, as much as pofllble, that bufy_ fpirit of cttriofiq/, which too often fitally exert, itfeli in youthful b1eafisl but if (not- withttandin all your non.in ui tivene s, the firon beams of truth will break in ufo-, your ram&, let them thine inwardly i dilturb not the pubtick peace v/ith your private difioveries andiiluminations3 no, if you have an}, concern for your welfare and Pro. fpe- rity, let AasroL� be your guide ab�olute in iohdo-

7'erre. Filius. TERR-FILIU$, N �iI. Z)ice docoadus adhuc qua eenjt Amicu!us. t-lor. Sa?uur, a,,,, lpril '4- TRIL,,-FII..IUs' advice to aLI gentlemen/hhool-boy, dr.s. o;tinued. N POLI'rlCKS my advice is the time in R_tUalOe not to let your own an rfon dominr over you, and You tour obey this king, or you muli oL that l,g i or you tour be ofthis bar. y, or that ar: inked of that, follow your leaders obfve the cue which they give you i fpcak as they fk { a as they a { drink as they drink, and fwr as ey fwr: mplr with every thing which they comply with imd fcov. no fcmples which they do not difcov, "But (flys one of you, fmartly) ! a a Togv, "and all myfimilyve  Touzs mygrandfa- "ther ]o his eftate ain OL[vea CROMWELL "my hth was a grt furfor King Jaus II. "and I my fell had my head broke in d'fen of '.' Dr. Sacuevsueu% kfore I was eight ycar o "what

Terr, e-l'ilius. "what therefore have I to fearatOxvoR? !sit not' "the fame, that it has been reprelnted to me ?' "find, if it is, what hurt can my Iricile do me.- "there?" Not fo fall, (Ibegof you,) my dear littlegpit:/fre; you have too much of that mettle in you, which is  natural to your srt., I grant ou, that at prefent your prmci?le will not incommode you there bur who knows how loon rome exigency or other may oI:lige them to ditentwith their O,vas and their Dr. cuv.�s again ? Is it not therefore better to referve your felf fo, as to be able, with a good grace, to go into any intereft that hall happen to be uI, per- Says another o you," I am a War , and have "the GovEuv on my fide5 king Gotta� anti "his Mmsvu� will never fee their heft friends per- ' cuted an..! torn to piece. for p'ofeflingand adher- "ing to thole principles which fix'd the cro,n upon. "us head, and '� iu his favour  which have hi- "thefro defended him againtt all the attempts of his "enemies, and which alote are his protection agaiaet '" all their future attempts." My good lad This is a very natural and a very reajnabte �up po/ition but as natural and rea�onable as it is would not have you too far rely upon it, nor hazard the welfare of your whole life, upon the fironge]t obligations that any prince or any minifiry can poffible lie under to fu?port you. We. live indeed under a rotant king, antla fetof ohiggifio minitiers,whom I call fo, becaufe his fkn and their adminiflration were brought about, un- der God, by the fl:ruggles, the fufferings, and inde- fitigable application of that Parr: we have his own royal word from the throne too, What ke will

N �IL %.er jrget tho�e pertons * who difiir, guifhed V their zeal upon this From all which we had the greateft reafon in the world to ho?e, that, having with the utmo(t difficut- �y, and ,ven not without tiringlog our lives nd our efl,.tes in danger, accomplifh'd our defires and efta- blifh'd a PuoTes:at.', KIs to reign overus,we enould have all tho/ grevaces redreffed, and all thofi d/f- eouragemvt removed, which we dreaded in a Kv. and for which a!one the Puovesa'. csfo was july undertaken, ftrenuoufly pur�ued, r:d n length glorioufly comf, leated. What uf thi nature has been done, I leave every one to)udge5 but I am lure, there is o Tm left ;r,lor% and tat is. the j9curi.g to thoy rfons, who fiic,',k,i ze,,louj7y for the t>refit government, beforeit was eflab!!fl:'d, tkofi common rights and privileges, wh:b. now it is efiablifh'cl, his majy's worii-affea- ed fubjec'ts e,.j6_v above them.---1 mean the �ION OF THE UNIYERSITIES, For, tilt this is done, to cal[ your fell a Wm at Oxvo.. or to a& like one, o(to lie under the fut- picicn of being one, is the time as to be attainted and cttt,an,'d3 you will be difcourag'd and brow-bea- ten in your own college, and difqualified for prefer- ment in any other5 your company will be avoided, and your character abufedi you will certainly Iofe '),our D�utt, and at Ia(t,, ierhai, upon rome ?re- tence or other be expelld. Why this Rzro.svoe of the univerfities has been 1 ) thus long cle:ay d, feveral reaions have been affign d, l:ut whether any of them are the true ones, is very much to be doubted. Some impute it to the multi- 1Sicity of affairs which have, from timeto time, en- gag'd all the application of the government, ever fince his �i mj m mm See hi majttty's ftrlt �ieeda to his parliament,

N �xr. erre-Filius. his majelty's acceffion $ whish is ivdom. --. Others fay, that the government would willingly' re,ore them to their iuty bir means, and therefore gives them time to wr o the virulence of their diem- per which is impoble, m any good phyfician may udg ff their carl.  som again ar fo wicked, or "11y5 a5 to talk sf private compa&s and flipulation, between the unvefities and the minryi but amini. flry mt be very weak indeed to fleer themflirts, fiipultiou, to be railed at all the year roung as as their er; hich&s the abfirdity g&ch fi(picion. he mmrs9f thTunivety themfelve em to attobutt t to ths only, (wig.) that the go. vnment is afraid to meddle with them; to fuch a heighth of boldnefs are they come: and I leave it to thoie who govern us, to judge what fort oi puni- ment fo inolent a chargetie,ryes. !f this be our care, we havebrought our Ives to a fine condition indeed; we have at an immenfe co ad trouble got our necks out of one yoke, to put them into a worfe: but b!effed  god, it is not quite fa bad with us yet torie$, and _acabites, and we know, makit the gr=teart of fieir relion to be led b the holes, md col d by the ebr , but a W.=s. Ps=-amu mmry s fuch  mon- r, as I hope even this age, fruitful a it i of mon- ers, will never produce ! The higg denomination 0es its birth to the expalfion of tyrants. an tlxe extiration of tyranny. efpeCia!ly of ecdfiieal ranny, which is the mo ieou of all evils, caufe it includes in it the fer- vitude both of body and foul, and feizes at once upon our confciences and our eltates, which iiI rann does not. Whoever therefore, in any age, has aed upon this glnOrious principle of &livering mankind Dom a d o?reon, is a W. i ai in which numar % Nand Bswc, ine forthwith mo B  dii

lO N O XXXIi, ditioguifh'd Luigi and roethinks it isa fortof trea- fort againtt a gov.ernment, which is eftabliOn'd upon Wmosi, to turinRate, that thty are afraid of ro.voking a paltry n or to of pedants and humoR. I have been pretty long, mff lads. upon this point', which I think a vcrlrmsterial one. I will conctudc it thus. Whatever private reafons there may be why the univrfitits are not yet reformed, benot too noify, and oi]terous for the rtnt gowrnm. mt, (however in- wardly concerned for its lrofpenty,) till you hear TERR.FILIU$. N O XXXIII. -- St quid nov,jti , eFtius ib, Oa#Zdu im?rti i fi nn, hi uttre mat#to. Hor. Wsnss  ac, M 9, . T� u it - F  t. su s' .driving, . to#tlnmJ. H g R E e il! two or three more pointu; upon w.hch I I:�Ii�r� my advice will not be mproper. . . The rR of there, which I flall men S�ssoss of the uuiwrtiti  morg e. fpecilly. to

Terre-Filiuy. the MZGISTP. ATES and Ssszous of your own col. leges. There is no �ociety in the world withoutjdal- mosgers and tale. bearerf, who make it their chief bufmefs to fetch and carry idle tlories of their bet. ters; a vice too confpicuous at oxjrdt which abounds with this fort of men, who run poking into every corner of the town to pick up little cainre- hies a ainf their tutors and governors, and make g. them their evening entertainment over a tankard of ' COL/, and a pipe of tobacco. Whenever you hear any thing of this nature, let it go !n at one ear, and out at the other never re- port It again, nor make any enquiries into the truth of it, but implicitly believe it to be a/ye, and fwear roundly that you know it to be �o. I have often keen this method ?ra&is'd with great fuccef 5 for it im- mediately circulates amongf the grave o6 that ruth a door was the fubje& of di�court in h om?any upon fuch a night, and that fucb  one de- nded'his chura&er again all the re? of the pany.---Wheres, if you liRcn to any of theti re.. ports, and run goffiping ,about with. them from one to another, with hat dye think, Jack, I heard la.l night of door fich a one ? Or, I'//tellyou hat, Tom, but e fire ot to tell any boly agaiu, &c. I fly, if you do thus, you my depend upon it tha: it will inhllibly come to the do8or's ears 5 that will be looked upon as the original authors, not the reporters only, and will unwarily treafure up to your �dves vengeance againf the day of vengeance. Leave no tto mtutucd to infinuate your fclve into the fayour of the H.,u, and pnior-fellows of oour refpecqive colleges 3 what I have fid, in the tegoiug paragraph, if duly obferved, will mightily conduce College

erra.Filius. N O XXXli!, conduce to this. Whenever you appearbefore them, conduc2 yourfdves ith all �pecious humilityand de. raurenefii convince them ot' the great veneration you have for thdr perfons, by (peaking very 1ova, and boiag to the ground at ever) rord  wherever you meet them, jump out of the way with your cap in your hands, and give them .the'whole ttreet ,o walk in, let it be as broad as xt will. Always jem afraid to look them in the face, and make them believe that their prefence 1trikes you with a fort of awe and confufion: but, above all, be very conltant at C,^Prr. i never think that you los too much time at Prayers, or that you negle2 your fludies too much. whillt you are lhewing your refpect to the thurch. I bye heard indeed that a former Puzmr./v of St. )eoL's college, (a whimfical, irreligiou old .fel- low,) would frequently jou his udent for going conltantly three or .iur times a day to cha[d, and lingering away their time, anti robbing their parents, under a pretence of frving God  But as this is the only inflance I ever met with of fuch an Hztu it cannot overthrow a general rule. maticks, ethick,, hoq, and fuch-ke la- udiea but read the lathes, the tho&x Favazus I mean, (for eyre rome of the Faeus have mhentieks,) md learn from thole primitive old gtleme what a pack of as and blockheads TILLOT80e, ano Buu- zv, ad Hoanv, and Ftewooo, and the re of c modern upflarts =e, w compared with e nt Lumaues of thole antirot times. notker thing very proper in order to grow the fivourites of yr Haus, is fir o[ a toake your elves the vourites of theD FoovMr., concnin whole dii and granur I ve ;pokm N  foF. met laFer.

N O [] You mutt have often heard, my lads, of the old vPerOVerb, Logo me, and lve my dog: which is not r forei n in this cafe l for if you exp any fa- Y g vour om the mailer, you mu ew great ref W his ant. Have a particular regard how you fpeak of thof gau&things which flutter aMut oxford in prigi- ous numbers, in rummet time, called To,esi take re how you refle& on their parentage, their condi- tion, thdr virtue, or their beauty i ever remembrNg tt of the Poet, Hell has no Fury like a Woman fcorn'd, E�pecia!ly when they havefpiritual bravoea on their /ide, and old lecherous bully-backs to revenge their caule on every audaciouscontemner of genus and her altars. Not long ago, a bitter lampoon .was publifhed upon the moPe celebrated of there eracoat- roe ors as �oon as it came our, the town was In an uproar S and a vcry {ivere fentence was pawed upon the au. thor of this anonymous libel: to difcovcr whom no }oains .were �pared all the aiCgaa, ill. n.,tur'd fel- ws m the univerfity were, one after another, fuf'peqed upon this occafion. At lall, I know not how, it was peremptorily fixed upon one; whether .:t, or not, I cannot fly; but the parties offended -refolved to make an example of.brae body for fuch an enormous crime, and one of them (more enraged than the reit) was heard to declare, that, right or wrong, that impudent oundre! (mentioning his name) fhould be exp:.lled, by G--d; aud that SHE had intereft enough 'ith the PRI!S/nEI,:T and 8Etot Fr-LLOWS of his college to get his buffnet5 done. Ac- cordingly, within ayear after this, h. was (aimoil unasdmoufly) exbelldfrom his fellon,.[htL, in the pre- fcnc

4 'err.$'iliut. N ' xxxi L fence of rome of the perfort, injured, wlao came thither to fee the execution. Wdix, {utm fatinn# liena perJoule tau##m, ,/a, the Thefts pitch'tl upon by the ezdudlng for the ,,,,r,;,/a,tr to moralize u/on, in a lick exercif= upon thi occatiou i ana a,. a vry wholefomemaxim, ileaveit, my link lads, to your �e. rious meditation. I have but one thing more to mention to you; which is, not to give into that foollib pra&'ice, fo common at this time in the univerfity, of running uu tick, as it is called. Raw, unthinking young men, havingbeen kept/hort of money at hool, and lent, per;ups, to the univerfity with a fma!l lowance, are notwithttaMing firangely flufhed with the change of their condition, and care not how ex- tnvagant they are, whilff they can fupport their ex- travaganele upon trufi  e�pecially when they have numberle. examples before their eyes, of perfons in as mean circumttances as therot'elves. who cut caring figure in filk-gns, and boris it bout toun in lace rute, and flaxen rye. wigs. They never confi- d tr they ay at lm cent. er cent. for their cre- dit i and that the expence of one year's living in this mann, wilt amount to as much as their parrots cm aow them or five or f i nor that the ntinual dunnings and infoImt menaces of tir critors at the d of three. otzar ys, at farther, will mak them wy of their lives, aaid to walk abroad, d unruly at home; that it will, at length reduc  fewips to ftion, and themfelves to mifery md rm.  How tomy hoHl young men ve en ruined in this mmn, cut ort in the mid of their phi- 1ofop mqks, md for ew aerwd rinds-

N O xxxxz. 'erre-Filu. ed unable to recover themfelvesout of their incurn.; brances, fo as to puriue their fludies again with cheerful heart, and without interruption? It is a merry laying, which they haveat OxvoaD; when any tradefreon is grown rich. by trufing the fcholars, that his FuTa has made him vohde. But I have one yeafort in particular for eutioning you againft this pra&ice; for, if it thould be your misfortune to become obnoxious to theg0vrnig part of the univerfity, or of your own colleges, and they' flmuld find out, that you are involved in deb. t  to et rid of your troubkfome company, they w:11 hal.

oo your creditors upon you, and either force you

to abandon the univerfity, or to change your college for a gaol, confinin you to rigorous g more

vdL, and to fl2orter commons.

Such thin� aff'ure ou, m lads, as ill-natured , Y as they maylevin, have been 7one and (as anobl Lord aid) what ha: been, you know, may be, My Wnoz.. Ax)wcv., in a few words, is thi: Let your own interea, abflra&ed from any whim. �caI notion} of confcience, honour, honefly. or juflice, be your grade; conCult always the. ptefent humour of the pl-ce, and comply with it; make your felveu popular and beloved at any ratel rant, roar, rail drink, wh--e, pray, fwear, unfear, for{'wear do any t.hing, do every thing that you find obliging; do nothing that is otherwife; nor let any fierations of right and rong flatter you out thole �ourfe, which you find molt for your advan- tage. I have only to add, that if you follow this ad- vice, you will fpend your days there not only in. peace and plenty, but with applaufe and reputation. i} you have any licret good qualities, they will be pointed out in the mol glaring light, and aggra- vated in the molt �xquifit� manncri if you-five

Terr,e-Filius. N O era' fo many ly oes, they will be either palliated, or jefuitieally interpreted into good ones. Whereas on the cont?y, if yo.u derpile a. nd reje& there whole.. rome admonxtions, volence, dxbe, and an ill name, will be the rewards of your fb//y and obflinaey; it wi avail you nothing, that you have enrich'd your minds with all fort, of ufeful and commendable oledge  aM that, a to vulgar morality, you have preferred an unf?otted chara&er before men': theti things will rather exafperate the holy men againit �ou, and exdte all their cunnin and artifice for our dettru&ion; the karl/railtie, humanity is prone to, will be magnify'd into the groflitt of. all wicked- nes; and th, heft agtions, our nature z capable of, will be deNfed and viiifled away. And now do, even a$ it all jem giod unto you, Farewell.

7Ferr,e-_l;'ikius. 17 I TERR_-FILIUS. N �XIV. - ' ,:am p.'rfemus hoturn, �5'i quis Arifotelem fimulem vel Pittaeon emit, lt jubet archetyIo plutem firyarc Cleanthas. Jtlw; SATURDAY, May E T W E E E N two and three months ago, I took a trip to OxvtRD, where I continued incoff for rome days 3 and as ! thought it might be the laff tim that I flould ever fet my feet upon that learned and religious ground, I re�oived to fee every thivg there, which was ettcemed curious and worth obfervation. Accordingly, I went with two or three Friends, who were members of the univerfity, to the laura, (vulgarly called the N'ick-nackatory,) to the new l)rinting-hou,,, and the theatre  at the latt of which places the fair young ld), who keeps the door (and who is fiid to come of a good fatal!y) fhewe,:l that antiquated mac!.ine, where my predeccXors, of witty mimory, gained fuch immortal reputation. It cannot be thou ht tirange, that i rome- what chagrined to behold that noble ttru&ure, in which our family have �o eminently dillinguiff. ed them.

Tevre.�ilius. N XXXIVo themfelves for the entertainment of multitudes, and the cotre,ion of vice, apvro?riated to the merce- nary ufe of main:airiNg the baflards of a fuperan- hunted ab:rtine. When we had f:tisf.'d our cu, iofit� as to the�e pubhale buildings, we wtnt our circuit'to all the coI- leges, and bw every thing n them. which was markablei as, the new {tdr.ngles a: c:hrg Gkurcb and Uaiver ,t Golle es i the new chapel, .nd the ne fine attar-[t,ce   Seubi and the Devtl over coin i but as Sr.]olm sconce afi:rd us ment, I took an exa jounaI of the curiofities met with the, and will make them the fubjc this y s puff. We went in at the Bach-gatt. and walked thruugh the ovc, which is very pleafret i bur looking my right {:and, as we wen flowly aong, I mid !he oid Ba-Court, where I have hd many  game Fi'es, when I wsa youn man I akedoneotm friends, who was a fellow of that college,how it to  pulled down i who to'd me that the prsdent ving, fome time ago, a mind r a fummer-hea in his garden, to  built at the expence of the col- leg% demoli it for the tike of the ones, which we to fe for a foundation to this new pro- jeed ifice; though it was pretended to & done to mt the fchos from lingring away their time, and neglecting their adies; but afterward:, the fel- lows denying to ant as much money for the build- ing of this fumm-bou as the rdent demanded, {which rome pp]e fly was to bundred punS,) the def w drop, d the fiones were apped to anoth ufe. Then we wtinto the Batebtbr's Gvovt and the the M,fler'gatden, but law nothinmarkable tre, five oy that they wc kc to but vcr rom

N ? xxxv. 7'err,e-Filius. x From thence we went into the inner quadrangle, which my friend told me wai built at the role charge of archbiop Lu, who was formly prudent of this college i in confide/orion of which munificent beneli&ion, and his other great /e/vices to the church and nation, the reverend Dr. Duxs, his worthy fucceffor, has eaud a publick oration to be annualiy made to his memory on the tenth of ] nuaq, which was the day ot his This quadranale is an hindfome piece of building, only too low, it being but one ory high, except the garrets i for which this tea/on is traditionally handed down to uq vi=. that the old ffua&angle wa no higher, and/he mode archbiop fad he ould not overlook his found=. When we had looked round this qua&tngle, my friend, the fctlow, askc.t me whether I would fee the libraq, which was jut[ by, or fee the re of the college firfi ? i chore the la i and tb om thence went into the &apd, which is adorned with a nw altar-piece, and an organ, but the upon the communion taNe are too froall, and want to & ne caR, which my fiiend told me was o be done, as loon as they could get any body to pay for it; wheupon I couid not tbr recommendinga method which is prais'd abroad upon the time cation. One of the holy candlefiffks at a church in erp being olen away, the dimenfions of it are chalked out upon the wall, and under it are placed words in Ltin to this efii&; If ny per/on, wh o coOiee i burthened ith any grievousn, wieome the lame. A gentleman of my acquaintance told me tha{he fiw tis at nterp about hf a .year ago. But to return to my account: in the rhapel are feveml cariou epitaphs and Nfcriptiom, two wher

7'erre-Filius. xxxxv. of I was wonderfully delighted with, and therefore I will give them to the publick. The firIt is upon one Mr. RcaD who w Eed in a Lt Wz, wkch is as fol- lows. a r SErvO B:LLO Dvs, Duusu� vaocatu$, .,4 $!Ro BILLO riomen 6" omen babes, The other is upon a fit old gentleman, who(my friend told me' loved , bottle er v'cll, and never failed to take one every night; but, being a flo walker, his companions ufd always to fend him to the tavern hair an hour beI3re them i in a!lufion to which his friends, when he died, put only this in- �cription upon him, PK/EIVIT. The next place my friend thewed me was the C�.ta  which is a large new rick vauit and rtms all the length of the Hau, under which it lies he toid me that the Fzows valued themlves for ha- ving the  tingle and double Cot in the univer- fity  to convince me of vhich he pegg'd feveral buts, md gave me a glat of each to te which I mu fly. was excellent ale indeed. From the Csu we went to the Co uo Roost, twen whi there is a firm and con,ant alliance it i5 a large handrome room, and, asI am to]d, is the fe o a =t deal of learning, and a'great many Th we fiw the refident's ables and coach.hou. un which, I ask'd how many hotres Mr. uzz drove with  when, to my furprize, I was in- form that he nev did keep a Coxcu  ba the told me, fiat the college built this cvach.kou for h, upon a profpc& wNch, as it was fag he on

N �ix/. Terre. Filius. had of marrying a rich Wmow, who�e name I have quite forgot. Then we went back to fee the L x u u a u v; but as we re going through the old ffuadrangle, my iend pointed up to the turret over the gate, and told me that there the coegeflok_was kept agn any loWes which jt might fun i but it is generally fufeed. that if any occafion ould oblige them to open the Cuzsz (ofwhich the urfar and fever other have a key) the rims depofited there would fill very ort of what tome perfonsfuppofe to be there. On &.e top of this turret there is a little hole thro' the battlemints, ,,,hich, it is fiid, on of cannon-ot made, when he befieged Oxrd. The LIbRaRY Of St. ]hn s Coeg ls looked u- n as one of th grecurities in the univerfit, and alwa[s ewed to firangers as fuch; it is com- pod of two long rooms, which are called the inner and outer bbrarits; the Iattet of which is filled with a grt coll&ion of vuable books, partieully, the works of antim writers, finch as fathers, commen- tators, , fchool-divine$, controverts, metah. ficiam, and mythologs, heft e other lefs confideta- ble authors, as vit, om, and hioriam, who andat the upper end of the room, in a cl 0 by themfelve, which is called the I,'m6 CLass; amoag which (h,gving the curiofity to take down fever thefe trflmg volumes) I fouud the biop of eter. orough s hiory of xnglnd, with a mo impudent mfult upon the learned author, writt un a blank leaf at the begizning of the fir volume, an conti- nued there for feveral years, which, out of regard to the reftdent and fellows of that college. who er- �mined tt to fiand there, I will not uat to Rity. We then went into the inne room, which 'mou for the mri?ta rbiv, and curiou trin-

Terre. Filius. N O xxxlv, kets, which it contains i the roof[ remarkable of which are as foilows l St. tohn the BaptiPt's thigh. bont; The skin of a lamb, which gas yed i Port Mdow (ju  Oxfora)with legs, ubd. d Sta0rdre almansek, ia wod. t tie family ff the Symes, and given to tha tol kge  idow Sym ff Oxvouu. d e?d4 Pmd, dead. 8al larg fioes, taken out of �buek's ma. th large fie, taken om biob K,so,  a xol ea, ith a al o th tob 4it, gtu  the rer or. Dsauz. 8era! e m-ks upon ve&m, adorned th leners 4 g�nd other gaudy ;olun,  al) itb u;es reFeig Father, n, d Holy Gho, iu  $yflem of the Chine religion, refitten #on the  rk ff a tree in unintelligible hraers. fine iSure (exaly to the e) ff Kg the F, done with  pen, containing a the Pillres   legible hand ;--of which thee goea this me- morable ory, (,i.) that King CarRots the cond ing at St. ohn's Coge. and'fing this pi&ure of h fither, begged it of the colkge and yomis'8, in return, to grant them whatew reque they would make; which they con.ted to, gave e King the pi&ure, and requeed his majey to give it them again, But the mo vuable piec o antiquity there, or N the whole world, is The genealcgiical pedigree of the $'rtlART$, de- monltrating tir divine hereditary right to thc kingdoms, in an uninterrupted line from AD,M to King

NO xxx.. Terr, e. Filius. 'King � H.,,/R L  the Fir j  which I wonder has not yet be printed for the utter decifion tMt controverfy, d the confutation of the ?rorer. ! alfo fiv out of a window in this li&aq the three fimous trees, which fpring from one root, ad have Rood there undecay'd ever fince the foundanna of the college, wNch according to tradition) cationed. TERRaE-FILIU$. N o XXXV. Vifim Britannos Ho�?itibus feros. Hot, May Othing ought to be more cultivated and cftccreed more ticred in fchools of li- terature, than tivility and good manners  without which, learning is but a very aukward and difagreeable accompli. merit. 3. fcholar of unpolite and boorifh converft- tion, is, at belt, like a diamond before it comes into the lapidary's hands, oi intrinfick value indeed, but fo mu'ch difguifed by the roughnefi of its outfide t'hat few people can difcover its worth. ! am afraid that our country will never fhake off the jul:amy, which it has long lain under, of being rce and ium towards firangns in which the greateFt

�4 ;evr,e-ilus. N �v greatel Hint oF goog manner$ contiffs, and in xv mo ntions cel us. We are naturflly of a furly, mofe tempt; and as f as I an find, education, which impres other people, makes u xvor for thisbmti tem of mind is no wherein Enghnd fo nfpis as m our UVZZSlTXZS, which are fi with a owd of ehurl and ?edant$, wM, hg full of fiemIve dffpik all fie world des i d kick and fpum at all aers who h- m un their territories, looking upon them a /pies d mfmer, I w on at a coffee-houfe in oxrd when a oreier me in, nd fg a e dor fitting by the fire-fide, apprched and aced him in m hand- rome mmn in Latin, telling him that he was a k ger  that he cou not f Engli, ould  gl to hol rome converhtion with nm con- cg the iwfi, which he came to e. The doffor, for w, ve him every now and then an ugly ok,  if he was afraid of his cket, and coldly rly'd to all the gtleman fiid or asked, etiam domme, or non mine, ayfir or no fir, without givg him any fifisfiion in what he dellred to  inform'd of i  he m while fll the company was whifpering and mning, and ming at him; Who is that impu- dent f e tkere  flysone; Dn him /flys another,, y bis affurage I belieze, he is an HovzRu. fitsaft he vt away with aRoniment in his rice, furpri- z, no doubt, to find a place, which he had heard fo much renowned for Ining, fill wi& fuch .eaded nices and myerend katttntats. But the mo flagrt inffance of their depoment to firagers hapsned aut three or four years ago, when iome german and french gentlemen, belonng to Bn Bothmar, cameto fee theuniverfity. They a not bn there long before a popr fcandal wa invented and reported about town th!t there grot!emro d, at fmh a time,  in)oh ?Iae,

N o xxxv. Terv.�)lus. (for the belt lya,a are alays particular,) drnne dam. ation to the univerfity in a bumper, and kitl'd a poor drawer, by forcing him to drink kingGoo's health upon his knees, agaifi his canfcience  whic were to equally heinous crimes. This ory xeasmme- they could not walk the reets without bein diately known in every corner of the uniserfity, anti tickly infultcd, having continually, when theffvent out of doors, a mob of Bc<-Coxs at their heals, crying, down ith thvm  there e the rafcals, that drank d.mnation to the ni'ey ; which continued for ver days. At la, as they were going thro' ll. souls Coege one afternoon, feveral jovial-blades,' who were fitting there over a pipe and a bottle, ] 'urn ed out of the window, and peltin them out J P g  of the college with large ones, followed them to  their lodgings, and id fore the houi o or three '_ hou toeter, crying out, ,l--n a articular Ftc and Hov$  and t;vcaring, that th 9' ould have their bkod, b,fore ent  The next day the gentlemen (hearing upon what account they were thus inhumanly treated, ing confcious to themlves' that thevalid not deftrye it) went to Dr. Dob/bn, pr$3!ent of Tvy college, who s at that time Pro.vice.chaceor,and acquaint- ed him withthe outrage committed upon theffbythe fcho]ars, and upon what pretence; at the time time they all took an oath that none of them nor any in their company did, at any time, drik damnatioa to te uni'eqi, or any words to that efl&; and therefore demand htisfa&ion for the affronts the r had received: but they x.vere told by that ortt 7 ma. gi.rate, that, in all probability, the gentlemen were i; liquor, '(a very ecufible thing in the univerfity r they would not have been guilty of loch a peee of rudeherS $ and therefore it would I hard to puni them for it Thus were they dniffcd without Vo. H. C

26 Terre.FIus. N �xv. retra_ation, ' even that common one of having their ardon ask d. If this was not a futilelent fpecimen of thelrbru- tality to STRac�RS, I could produce, out of their own hittorians, various inttances of an implacable Oirit always prevailing amongtt them againll aliens f all/brts, even .ews, /'up/fit, and the belt of churchmen: but I forbear to do it, being/nfiblethat many people will fly they ought to be commended, initend ofridicul'd, fer what I/hould alledge and pro. v againll them; it being the great and diftingui/hmg charaSerittick of a true-born Church-of-England-man,. to love none but his own rsuntry, and his own re Neither do I find that thet trencher.caps are more olite to their own dear country. men, than they are to ]breigers, or make a whir the better figure in the englifl beaumonde than in the memoirs of travelkrs  they fuck in four dogmatical principles as loon as they come to college, and being, for the firf years obli. ged to rubmir to the flarched 1sedantry and caprice of Jperiors, they expe& the time formalities, and thetime adu!ation, when they come to be of the famefiandig, which they piid themrelies; in fhort, pride, letulsn. 9', and ill-breeding, are the fir8 and !aft leftohs which they learn at the univerfities. To what elfe can it be imputed, that �o many of ur country e#rates and vicsrs are jult fuch ill-man. ner'd downs as thole they preach to, unfit for the converfifion of the town, the court, or ofany civi- liz'd affembly ? They know nothing of the world, and it would be very well if the world knew no- thing of them; they have mean, groveling, vulgar fauls. and yet we may oblrve in tteeraaeVr:yveP)eta: tiful leven'of pride and ambition; tisfied with the refpe& which is paid them, any more than they are with their tithes and wage,. Lln- onfcionable wretches !who, unlik all other trdef-

N O xxxv. Ter,t-$Ihts. met;, cape& at the fame time your hats, and your raoney too. It cannot be deny*d that there are, amongfl: the clergy, �ome as well bred, 'candid, and aecomplifh'd men; of as fine fenfe, as noble principles, and 1- ibera! Imowledge as amongR the laity, though notj ma- ny: but it rnuf[ alfo be confefli:d that they owe n'one of thefe advantages to their academical eru-. dieion, ftri&ly confidered, but either to a generous innate temper of mind, which clefpiles all reittaints in the purfuit of truth; or ell to convetfition with the polite, and the ttudy.of men, having firIt quit- ted thole muddy fountains of ill-nature and fat. l knovledge. DoCtor $wwe !fays, (if the pro/eg! for the vancement of religio be his) "That if no advan- ' tage of knowledge can be had from thorn places., "(meaning the univerfities) the time there/'pent "at be utterly loft, becau�e every orna.,r,ntal part "of education is etter taught niCewhere. I am glad to find that the fair ladie of 'ngland have, of late years, fo much altered their opinion of the gentlemen of the black robe, and of an uni- 'erfit� education. In days of yore, which were days of ignorance, barbarifin, and �uperttition, thing w$ thought fo engaging and agreeable amongIt them as an hand�orne young drki for which I coald give three or four reaibns i but one will be �tffficienr. The clergy enjoyed, at that time, all that forereign ?lmitude of power, which their mouths water enioy no,v; and therefore their would fuffer none to be ve drefi'd, or we//fed, or to talk commo Innf e, but themfelvesi a good dinner was called pam- pering the fiefl .; a good .fuit of doathes, or a clean faire, was pride, and taking too much care of that vile Tabernacle of cla?, the body i and all freedom of couverfatioa was here., and the wor. kgs of car.

Terre-Filius. N xxxv. r! re 53nI by which means they kept the poor laity, m great meafure, out of female affe:ions, and engroflM them to themIves. But we have long fincg ihaken off our yoke, nd mongft other bleffings, which we owe to the fvrmation, I flall always elleem it no fmall one, that we may now be as fmug and as fleck, and every way as well qualified to keep the ladies com- Fany, without going to the univerfity, as with my, I think it cannot he deny'd that we have much the atlvantage tf them nothing being more common than hear a i'mart lamfel re- primand a young �prig of!earning for his rudeneii thus i it is jnfl like your O x v OD manners. An Oxford fctiolar, in the mouths of molt wo- men of fenfe, is only another word for a wild, ill-brtd, aukward nimal; and whatever conquells they might formerly boait of the chief fayours the recei'e now are from their laundre es y . .'./]i and bedmakers, or from their daughters, who are the T o. s 'r s of the tmiverfity, and the only objeeq, of their gallantry. ^11 the conclarion, which I &fire to clraw from this paper, is, that our univerfi'ty froarts are not the fine gentlemen in the world. TER'

Terre. Filius. z9 TERR,-FILIU$. N o XXXV'I. , ... lionos erit louie {uolue P o1o. Virg.  0 Wr. E D 6 E has been repretnted', by many profound adepts in l-1ierogly- pbicks, under the figure of a bearing various kinds of fruit, (which, I fup?o was firff eaken from the fa- mousTue of the KOWLIDO� ofgood and evil. in the garden of g D g, i) and I remember, wheri I was an idle chool-bo�, that infteud of minding. my left'on, I was wonderfully delighted with ga- zing upon th, at learned tree, fo accurately delineated in my ir.//y, grammar, with feveral little boy abot it, rome climbing up, others fitting up,on the boughs and others ftanding upon the groui.cl, with their hats up to catch the- a?plts from thole' above. Thi philofophica! apfle. tree (which i certainly the choiccft fruit-tree in the world) is naturally of. �more fouthreu extraSion, and would not be re concil'd to our cold northreu climate, �o as thriv or come to any tolerabl pcrfec'l'ion, till of late ears I thiak ! may fix its ara in c  .:..,

o Terrt-Filus. N�v

the Eighth'$ re{gn, when, with hs, it may' be fiid to come fir into Engla:d or tho' it wan known here long before that time, and tho' �eve- ral gentlemen, who delighted in gardening lanti, endcavoar'd to aife it with prodigious hour and care, yet it t:evcr grew kindly, nor produc'd any thing but/bur crabbed at;if, even not tho two famous ones at 0 x F o u/ and ,, a  D o �, till they were new graj9d at thcRe/'0r- matio; after which they flourifh'd for many years extreamly, aucl furnifh'd the whole nation with eat quantitie of the molt beautiful aacl figred fruits of all forta. The two famous trees, before mention'd, grew into fuch teat repute, that a fin le graft from one  g g o., hem cott an hundrd, tvoo hundred, or three hun- dred tomds, according to the quality of the perfort who bought it, (which is thh way of dealing at thoe two tlate) and few noblemen, gentlemen, and fnbfianfial freeholders were without one of them about their hou/;s. i i ' ''- (almo to increelibility) how rna. ny different kind of ..ples oz;e of thel trees bore at the fame time, which took their names from the reveal arts anti fcentes which they re?re�en- ted. There was the theological at�le, the medicinal. apple, the law aIe, the mathematical ap,fle, the aflrocmical a le. the e0 raphial apple the loglong ? g,g a?Iole, the ,,netalohyfical apple, the rhetorical apple, the muffcol apie, the poetical apple, the natural thilofphy apple, the moralehil'13phy apple, the gram- marian apple, and abundance of other forts of lefa valuable a�p:es, which it would be endleti to enu- . I muf not forget to mention that fome iil-mean-

v.g perfort did, long ago, privately ingraff upon

two of'the main branches of the tree a errur ' el, fie and. a fiditio alple  which/hot up and fl:iread

h][ �V I. Terre. Fifius. with fuch luxuriancy, that, unlef timdy Iopt they will endanger the whole T rt z Ever tinct that time, (the ReformattoO and long before, great numbers of people go every year OXFORD and Caasaoz to eat the (as other people go to T v t4 n a  nt; E and B a to drink the W a a' ass,) for which there are four

_feeaJ3m, which they call terms s but it is to be

rv'd, that wherea. the waters are allow'd promif- cuoufly to both foxes, the app/es are permitted to be eaten by none but men, they being too cious and flrong a food for female digeltion; yet �ome women have violent inclinations to them, and, like their g,:eat-grandmother E v �, wit! c:op an app!e when they think no body fee; them, or P�al one out of their brothe,'s pockets, when they come from the umverfity orchard. Concerning the �everal virtues of there academica apples, I beg leave of my reader, as I profefi my fctf a phi!olhical coffermonger, to make a few oblerva- tions. The,.th. eological apple, when it was firit brought over htthdr was a tn6fl: excellent, whol�ome, and deliciou; fruit, pleating to the eye, and agreeable to the 1tomach; it debauch'd no body's eonltitution. naufeated no body's appetite, deprat'd no body'u underltandin, and plunder'd no body's pocket: But, in lengSh of time, the whole plantation being enarofi'd by one kt of .me, they made it their bushel}, like othe'r monopolizers, to make their com. modity parce, in order to make it dear; and havml poifon'd all the natural growth, made ufe 9f h..bedt, and other rcing inventions, to Faire juf frutt ough to ferve their cuRomers, who now con fiRed chieBy of bumouri& and old men i by there methods they vimted the original ,p, sad rd'd, what was at firR ?ksfant and

Terrx. Filius, N �v falutary, eftentire to the tafte, aad �urfeiting the body. . The medic.'d apple and the la apple we like- wife origally v ufeful uits; but, I am affaid tt they re romething degenerated fince their The logical aple, the metaphyfical appk, and the grammaria apple were always, by themfelves, very d7 jqune; but, when they ar mixed u in a pye, they feve very well to corre& the trtnefi or leviff of other The natural hilphy a? le, <fl the moral fiQ apple are rfe&ly ne ]rtt, and yet (what iivery 'firange)are very little vflued infomuch tha they commonly hmg upon the tree till they rct. or are blo'n n by the The ma:L'matict ,?fk, the geraphical aple, d tte afiro, omical a?ple relilh very well to a good te bu there are fo few of thole in thi cor- rupted age, that they are genesfly defpf. The rhetorical apple, he poetical a?pte, and the tcal ap#e are $ret& eating enough for young people; but to others they e no moe than Havg givea m account of this flupendou$ T u z , aM the r[it which it rs, I proceed to the methods by Mch erg one mu qualifI - ;m,f to eat  it. Tie riche d this frost bein upon the wp of tSe tree,  high ladder, with a certain number rauds, placed ar a due diflacce om each other, is fixed up :gain it, d no rffon, who hungers

fie; tee ap;es  knole&e, is permitted to run

up as fait aa Ee can to the top of the tr(but mu prcee by derte$ 6ore one round to another,. in a regul anner: he mu, for the thrge or fi )'rs, wit upon the ground, under the tree, =d e content to have them h<ded down to him

N xxx,. 'erre-Rilius. 3 by his fuperior$, at the expiration of which, and after the performance of a fe' ceremonit, he allowed to mount the fir round, upon which he muff continue three or ]ur years more and then he mounts another, and fo on, till he has reached the top of the laa'deri but he mutt remember, in mouting, to fhew the utmoff ref'p�Oe to thole abo.ve him; otherwife they will tread upon his fin- gets, kick him off the ladder, and not fuffer hin to mount again. Neither would I have the world 6elieve, from what I have laid, that all perfons, who have gained thisfv. mmit, are immediately endowed with a per- fe& tatte of learned fruit i for many men Irave na- turally fo vicious a palate, that tho' they make one particular apple the ttudy off thdr whole lives, they thall die without knowing half {o much of the matter as a fiuiterer's :pprentice at fiotks-madeet: otker, when they are got up into the tree, amidt plenty anti variety, are curll with fuck a wanton appetite, that they cannot be content without {ting of every fruit they tiei .whkh makes ;uch an hodge-podge in their lellies, that tho' they have eaten of every diOn, yet they can judge of none: othera Rick to one or two forts of fruit, but then they cram them down to that excefi, that the either fuffeit themfelves, or drop aficep, and tumbl{ down from the tree. I will conclude with obtYerving, that |t is pity fuck a glorious tree fhould ever come to decay at leatt as long as the art of man-can preferve it and yet it is at prent, by the mifmanagement and .negle& of the perfons appointed to look aer xn a very declining and ruinous condition: it is to be hoped therefore, fince it is of fuck infinite let- vice-to the nation, that the Kt u  or the !:', L ! A M E N T will interpole in this mattea', and fend, own proper perfons, who underlhnd tree, to e- C jr vie,,,,,

Trre.Ftus. N �vo. view it, ml take all nec�fl'ary meafur�s to retorc it to its ancien rigour. POSTCRIPT. Letters from Oxford fly, That on funday the. feventh of this initnut May, Dr. D � . s u  � prea- ched an excellent fermon upon 14 o L x : � s s o P L t , , from the�e words,/e ye boly,m be is holy: And on the furday ]bllowing the reverend Dr. HoL. preach'd as good a formort againfc C o v  T o v s- TERRE-FILIUS. N �ViIo �--dstit Dem Huc quoque Funcm. Fd. Th� Motto to MsT'SJournal of aturday la!; !-/enever faone/ men qu.a. rreI among tlemflve, there never fa:ls to be a f& of villains who lie upon the watch, to perver it to their own treacherous and defrru&ige purpo�es with inRance$ of this the hiftories of all nations ab9und d none _g tim tlc of or own.

N o xxxv,. erre-Filius. It is allow'd by all impartial perforts, who have any tolerable notions of liberty,nd the nglifi eon- itution, that theand which was made by the then honourable boue o commons aRainff Kin CRLES the rfl, was juff and well grounded they were a- triot, the/ were true Eglimen, and behav'd like honeff rqr(tative of their country, when tey beheld the deareft rights of it ju upon the of being facrificed to tyrannical counls and arbi- trary power. But there laudable proceings of the prllamen were, in length of time, d by the implacable ani mties of different parties, made ufe of by a fe. abandon'd wretches, to perpetrate the mo afroniX- ing and execrable vilNnies.- I will mention but one inance more, and that ill pretint among u The late South-fin diredora, their aiders, abettors, and confederates have, by their unexampled mirma- nagement and corruption, brought univerfal calami- ty upon the nation, and upon themfclves the uni. verfal refentmnts of their f ellow-fubjes; all heart are fill'd with indignation again them, and all months with clamour and eomplnt; they have rouz'd up the genius of an injur'd people, and arm it with vengeance and fury; mo of the Ounties and Boroughs in England hae. in their feveral peti- tiota, expreflM their abhorence of there mipreants, and demanded jugice and rdiefl the ze vigoroufly putruing them thro' all their dark labyrinths and lurking holes; and the K    hin,lf has been gracioufly pleas'd to join with his opprei- fed rubieS, in proteeing again fuch PZR  cmos It is remarkable that the Wnos have been more 1ous d a&ive un thi occafion tMn the ja- cozs which ha made the latter fondly ima- gine, that we are at la conting into their mealurea,

3 6 Terra-Filius. N O xxxv.. and betin to entertain new hobs that the prefent lraed ttate of affairs, and the uneafmefi of the m?le will incline them to a vhange, and draw I  . them into the intereft of their lpijh idol. I have received repeated informations from Ox- voat, that this unhaIy miirriage is the darling to?ick of all their convertition and furnifties their pulpits, their coffee-hout3s, taverns, and common room_ with inexhauttible matter of railcry upon the ?qnt government i they do not, as they o condo',e with their fdlow-fubjeec upon thls me- lancholl]y profpe, but tk� a feetee il!-natur d plea- fare in the miry of their country, out of revenge to tho#, whom they cal! the authors of i. I ve likewith obtirv d, that of late the Chevalier s been mention'd with an air of importance in ur news-papers, a if he were really time-body =el rn=y froart hints have been given to make people believe that there are certain private treaties carrying on between feveral Io?i3 I)otenttes in his favouri one of whom, we are told, has varitten letter to the Chevalier de St. George5 the purport =vhreof is not yet knovn. From all which it is pretty plain, that the to'ires (whole name I thought woul& have been, long before now, l:uried with their hopes) think to make a good handle of. our unbrtunate divifions and diltraciom. They magine that we are grown defperate and deiirius under our prefent dit!reli a.nd that we will join with them in anlt mures, tl mad fit is uWa If there had been any room to cloubt of this, the renown'd Mr. M ha taken au effeual me- thud, in hi lalt fatura�'s weekly ournol , to con- vince us of it l by which we may:perceive that he think the patlqons of the people are rie enough . for the alarm, and that there' is no nine left to dally and rrmrale the tbifilai hc therefore open'd hi mini

N o xxxv. .frankly to us, anti &dar'O, that, nxt to ]3e;n g Crlris,  the fl, he dr'd to fle the That there wi men may no longer continue their miake, I hy hold of this opportunity to lure them, (in the name of ;I1 confidering W n . s) that e cannot concur with them in this parucu- far; that we haYe as bad an opinion of the P ZSD, anO as gooda one of King Go,swe had efore the fitaI8outh. fcheme was tt our rentments extend only to the r8ors and their accomplies that we &fire to  no R0s, bat that of eabh, and erek} andbib/irk bapbin; that we balieve all there .things can be RsToan to us only by the continuance of POTZSZa Succussos; and that therefore we will not be banter'd out it by FXLS vile irony, d rafcally double entendre. We affure them, tt we will nke the King's royal word for it, that he had no nd in bringing the misfortunes upon us. and that he is flncerely concern'd for our relief we therefore can, by no means, bhme him, for what he could not help, and from wch he is willing to deliver us. . Neither cm we pobly apprehen ho RSTO,ON, which good Mr. Msr fo rnefily &fires to 6 will, in any meafure, contribute to our advantage; we are grievoufly at a loft to un- &rand how a va adition of ne debts (which muff inevitably be the confequence of this i'd- ar blg) will fe us om thole we already groan un&r, unlefi the old one are to be w]p'd' off make room for the ev es, which many of us flould not like at alii we are likewife at a �rcdve how the Church of ngland (as ill fhe is prefent)will be in a whir better conditio,, under a i01(h ur/g fatherD and we cannot lot our lir�i!dp cloubting, whether the

err.Filius. N o xxxv. D,,R'S entry into LONDON WOd faire SOUTH-SEA even Fuckermore, we fly, that it a alway been em'd a good maxim amongff us t=o ils to thu the leai that we think even totert much prefernble to bondage i that we rather dine at a cook s op upon beef d orter,  tug at an oar, or rot m a dark ginkNg dungeon  d d raer have our pocket }ist'd by a w rogui oc}.jober, than put on5 re, yes under the power of arbitaq $ons and }N=tli we declare, tt e &fire only juice upon thole who have plunder'd us, and have no evil intentions again out Ks, whom we are re- (olved, with our lives and fortunes, to prot }tom e mice of his enemies. I hope tMs declaration will undeceive thole men, ,vho, becaufeme v/us re diFcontented with the pft poe of air, think that we will rn all thdr lengths to in=uce tynnny, (upeRition, and impoure. We w not,u our faces are a little fcratch- d, knock o on brains our, to prevent the aing. As to the fonaI chara&er oF the man whom I have fore mentioned, I alI fly but little, fince every body knows that he is only the tool of a party, and publifhes whatever any mad malecontent fends himi but a 3urnt hild, they y, dreads the iO and roethinks it is the molt unaccountable ttu. lidity and l:ool-hardinef, for any man,afrer he had receiv'd exemplary punifhment for an oence of the fame nature, to publirn a libel �o impudent and bare-faced, that even his frivad. s and ;ve//-/fhe,. are aflamed to vindicate it. But f he loves dripes and imrifiment, much good may they do him! Meari

N .� xt. Terre-_Filiu. '9. Mean while, let me congratulate mir country an the zeal, which the honourable hotq of amidIt their vigorous prolocution of fra. td and ruption, have unanimoy flewn for the honour o�' th King and his family, by feafonably animad'er- ting upon , villnus libel, which tends to exaf?e- rate the minds of the peo?le .and to rob us of the. only b!effng which we have to fupport us our prefent calamities. TERR.FILIUS. N O XXXVIIL ratio fiudiorum i Cs,a- tamurn ! Juveni A V IN G confidered the contqencei of Mr. MIT'S ifhts for a ?Io, thould they take effe, with relation to publik credit and ntional halinefii I beg leave of my reader to offer a few more teaforts, why I cannot come in- to this phemei nd if in thefe ! fhould appear timething more fdfifh than in my former ones, I fay m my. deftace, that I canuo help agreeing with

4o 2'ere-Ftlms. N �vr. an , excellent writer upon a like occafion, that it i ira ot7ie /r any ma to be fincerel dc/irous of . Y {or thankful for)a:y Rzsa'o,o, in vhicb hit own interell (hich i included in the interell o/the publick)/ not in jam_, more corcern'd. Now I cannot, after the matureff deliberation f;.ncl out one in{lance in which the aceffon of the 1;retender to the croton of theti realms would pro- mote my own private intereft, but quite the con- trary. My fpiritual intereft it cannot, becaufe I have confeientioufly abjur'd him, and I am �onfcientioufly periha&d, that he has no manner of right to theft ingdoms; and it cannot promote my temporalintereft, bccaufe, in all Iikelihood, th,e halter, which is now preparing for my adverjry s neck, might then unhappily 6e flipt about my own. ' lut fuppoiing the belt, that a gracious ac of in- &mn"tr (which rome of his friends would s v;th) ould mmed;ately pals upon th:s glori- ou turn of aftfirs, and fare me, amongl ten thou- find of my fetlow-fubje&s, from the gallovs yet I fhould be terribly afraid of other con/quences, which, tho' not equally fatal, would involve in f'everal difficulties. i am, in the firft place, very apprehenfive hat if this imaginary monarch ould return in triumph to St...,.zs , he would begin his rcin with takin J . g. g away the liberty o� tht Puts$, which. is one of the mot valuable liberties of an I::ngliflmani we know that in all I)o?ifh countrie there i no fuch liberty allow'd5 that in l,gland it has been �ufipen- dect in poifl, and oti.[hly-a_ed reisns; and that of hte, wheneve the friends of thisattat�d igot hve been u?petmolt, they lve confiantl/deavour'd, See Biop ,Wa'O's fermon before th houfe of lords, pon the

N? xxxvtzz. Terre. Filius: tho'in vaio, to deprive u of it for ever. I can- not therefore fo much as hope that h woukl con- tinue to us this inet!imable bitfling, unlefs I could Cuppole, (againt which fuppofition 1 have two or three private fcruples in m mind that, u on hi, �Y ) arttoni here, he would turn a good l)rotefiant, and a found member of .the ehurk o/' England, as ay laro eflat31ifl'd3 of which the liberty of the Pu�s is the greatell fupport, My judicious adverfmy cannot wonder t my zeal for the liberty f the PrEss, /inet he has told the world, that I make nvo hearty mea.ls a. upon thi one article of our prefent ccnlhtunon. I have al�o a feldoro-feelig l'br an honeit fociey of tradefmet, to whom every aut&r ha:., or ought: to have, a natural affec'tion. te 3ool.lle.  of Lon- don and Wettminflerl who, I fear, would be real: fufferers, and many cf them intirely ruin'd bygthis antkluated rewv'd I'cheme, which would inPallL bly make a dreadful havock in mo of their Shops, and condemn to the unmerciful flames raft multitudes of.falling books in all ficulties, which have been written, durivg theft latt thirty year, againIt his (pretended) majelty, and his (reputel) fither. The copies of book are to the/h men as good as !aded eftares, and defcend in the fame manner from generation to generation5 they are equally conver- tible into money, to let up their forts, and portion their daughters i I cannot therefore, without horror, think upon the mi[i:ry and confufion which would be brou ht upon the�e peo le, if this aecur.fi'd ro- 'e/hou!d �ucceed, which would de�1oofi them of their top,es s well as their books. I was tnfibly affe&ed with the concern of one o.thi profeflion, (more honelt than wife) who,. hying read tke- famous RI$TORWlON cam..

Terrt. Filiu. N came to me IaPc week, and ask'd me, with tears in his Eyes, ISrhether I thought there .ILlas ! fiid he, 0 c ther i leggin, g ; you know, Sir, my bole depen. da. nce the copy of-.- and I am .luff now I, rtntmg another edition of it, I ho I need not ufe any ar ments to convince my brother writers of the whggijh clati oftheeffe&s of this popijh reftoration, they have often reprefented them to their readers in the .molt glaring colours, and cannot therefore. h. elp perceiving them th:mfelves. If they have the bo,,cls of parents in them, and are not the moll unnatural wretchez upon earth, the? canno.t bear the thoughts of ieeing their retty ie dragg d flong the ftreets to a pots!fh pik: of faggots. d confumed amidit: the infults and conclamation. of a rathal;y Mob. I am lure, for my part, I would rather bear any' thing this world could lay upon me, than live to tie my favouri,e boy T�uu. 90vh he is grtwn up t,o a vo:'ume, and handsomely d eli d in a �uit of calve . leather cloa:hs, finely erfibroidered) lugg'd out of nurfi Francklin's l,op, and ud in this barbarou= manner. find yet this I mull fee, i ! live to fee what I am quite tick of mentioning. This brings to my mind another evil conquence, which would give me rome uneafineli i for, as my works would, in fuch a cafe, le dellroy'.d, fo the deftgn of them would alfo be frailrated, the R- formation of the univerfities, which I have �o much at heart, would then be entirely laid aftde, and the op?reffors of the mufe would be {ecured in. whatever a&s of tyranny they fhould pleafe to com- mit. At prent, indeed, under a irotefint govern- ment, this neceffiry undertaking is for a while fuf- nded, and the engines of peffecution are per- mitted

N ? xxxviIi. 7'err, e-ilim 43', reitted to work on, till a more convenient oppor. tunity offers it fell to our governors to crulh them: But violence will not always find Tolemion  the mo,'t extenfive M.ercy may be wearied out with continual provocauons and if the forbearance ot the magittrate is long exercifed in vain, he has afrooral to fttppiy that defe&. Whereas, ihould a popifl idolater become our king, all the grievances and corruptions, which we now complain oL would be fo far from being redretIM and reformed, that new grievances and new corrup- tions would be fuperadded to there i tyranny and op- ?.?ellion would grow every day more infolent, and every evil, which priefi-eraft and bigotry could in- vent, .would be efablifled in our The difcouragements and hardfifips, which the Wmas meet with at Oxvo, for cfpoufing the re/nt government, are nothing in comparifon th6fe which they would !hffer under a govermtnt ';vhich would join with the univerfitie$ againCt them 'they now loti: their degree, their ]11o,flt?t, their; it,refl, and all the common pri,ilege, of focie; ty--- But what is the toii of theti temtral goods to what would bffal them under an arbitrary government, the/ors of their religion, and the hon. dage of their fouls? Perhaps it will be objefed, that the unverfitts, and Oxford e�pecialI , would' have very little favour to expe& from one, whole reputed father was de- prived of his crovon principally by their means, and whom himtIf they have fo often folemnly 'ured. I confe, (for no body can deny this,) that thej3 nffrve obediene gentlemen did, indeed, make a !ttl�  trip in their allegiance at the Rvor.XlO, by op- ?ofing king J.MSl bu their have tverely repented of th:t rranfa&ion with tears, contrition, and-rebel- lion i they/ave poued, they have drunk, they have- prayed,

44 Terrae.�lius. N? xxxv,x. prayed, and (w, ith their adyocate Mr. MnT) they hay: earneff, ly wire t for a RESTORATION. If it fhou!d b ask'd firther, hy th continue to �wear a:d abjure I anfwer in the words of afe0 of . oh's college, i. that they may hold their  'd , kte ra whigsoatoftheir plac% and be m a etter codition to firve their lord and rentier KNG Js the third. For there rons I believe that' the ChEvalier would freely rdon all their  offences, and gracioufiy recfie them into has flyour; which is one gpod arment why nil whigs od not receive him into the:r flyour. Zafi. I hebyen'er my proteationagain inch a Rrsvouvo, out of the lincere refpe& wch I lmve for that numous body of Coffee.ho[e p91i. ticinns and lebeian es-mogers, who iuh:-,t :hh ifle, the brighthers of who{k parts, and fie gibne of whole tongue wou be lo to the world, und any other g'emment but this. King Cnxus thecond iSue a proclamation a ain thefe .pping g fmoaking flarelinen, and would not {uffer Ds long. fided, but infeior Cubic&s, 1o a him in the admi- niation of his affairs; and I am afraid that his fup d ephe would fbllow his royal eample here. in, ould it eve be in his power, and fupprefi the liberty of the Tou,  well as the liberty of the Puss 5 boh whi we at prefent, like freeborn �lmen, enjoy in the utmo latitude: nothing i: more mmon than to hnr the weightie concern of the rotion det in the publick aemblie: by young ratling debauchees and eld dogting kumours to hnr prime mincers of flare accufed of iorancu md mimaement by city rticts, d laer; clerks  d tge the king himfe:f fumon'd fore this awful tribunal, and condemned by there able counllors, as a peron if adv/d. and one who I ntbing of our las.

N o xxxvno Terre-FiIins. 4 Let no body' think that I am fpeaking azaint the true-born Engl}jqman shberty to cenfure great menand iudge o5 ?ublirk aair; allberry which i ray,If fre- quently take, to fhew the fingulafity of ?y parts, and The profoundneff ofmy judgment  efpecmll in oints. . .Y P ., which are generally approved, and m vohtch all partte agree. For all the�e reaf'ons, I hope that I fhall be exC cu{id from entering into a ]heme, which, as have proved, tends to the deltru&ion both o my body and my �ouli and into which i cannot en}er, without drawg upon my fe the imputa. tion of an abandoned villain, as well as an egregious In a few word; if juice cannot be executed upon the deftfoyers of our country, without firing in rebellion again Ks Gzo sand if there is no way to relieve us Dom the calamitie which the SOUT-S has brought upon us, but by nding for a popifl ?rete&r, I will not blu to declare that e unot ve too many Scns in the n=ion. TER-

4 6 TERR-FILIU$. N �IX. /-/ Tibi erupt .,firees.--.-- Mong all the various arts and fciences which are taught at our univerSPies, the antient art of ?u,m ha5 been always reckoned fo confidetable, that the two learned riflers ha,e had almol as xvarm contells concerning their fuperiority in this branch of learning, as concerning their antiquity and ecedence. I wonder the author of the art of PuNlqlg(; does not mention the uni'erfitie with more particular re�peO: upon this occaflon  fince they have always Been its fond hurling mothers, and brought it into that flouri%ing flare, in which, amidtt the decay of other forts of lrning, it at prefent continues. It is a 'fufficient proof how much this 1tupendous art was formerly tkidied at the univerfiries, that all fermons, before the Reftoration, are embe}ifled in every page with great numbers of the moll exqui- fire Puss i and a man, who was not blefs'd witla �this happy talent, could not make a popular preacher, xor .get any preferment i for cur wife forefathers

xxxx. erre.�iiiu. 47 j!udged of the merits of men by their abi}ifies in thig art"icular  and we_ have a famous ftory of a m0ii adous and long-headed king, who gave a n thole times, two bifho?rieks at once for a ._ffalis Rex, tolls Grex  the common: people born row 7hir faflom nd their opinions rom-th court. and therefbre it ,s no wonder that a punning mo- narch produc'd a race of punning and un-admirhe liege �ubje&s:. plain fenfe was efteefia'd nontn from the pulplb which rung with ambiguities and double meanings; the oor firmer was mi hti] , �P g Y awaken d to h _duty by a pretty i0u, and often- time owed his fairorion to a quibble or a drum i the devil wa jefled out of his dominions, nd heaven was crouPled with religious and Indeed tlae pro&ice of' iunnlng in the [uIit at prefent fomewha abated; Dr. S o  a' vi bering, think, the loft Ieamed divine that is eminent-for his fpiritual doking to five louis. But it i not yet wholly difu:d; e�pecially when the pervertne�s the times will not permit the good man to ddi- yet his meaning llinly and ex�li�ite to hi congre- gation. Thu, the reverend Mr. Whartra on the z9th of ay, x ? x9, toki us in a very emphaticaI manner, batjuflie, (,amongft other great-.wonders which Ferf3rms) RESWORE'Vii all things, and I have heard of another orthodox parrot, who chot for his Text, (which, by way' of preamble, he tokl us was the ,ord of God,) Jolts the third, and the �From hence it appears, that Poesn is not in. trdy banied from the tulpt, it being frequently made u�e of, on great emergences, to fecure the f_un/?ior in the execution of their dty, and even �ometimes lUreiy out of waggery and wanton- $om.e

Terr, e-Filis. N �xx. Some per�ons have alleg'd v pofitivdy, in indirion of the derg herein, that this art is o divine inffituuon, and have produced ft. v inces out of the old and new tamtnt, to rove their aetion but, as it is not the proper ufine[s of .laymen to decide in there cdfes ! wi lve t to the determination of the proer But, altho' it is not quite fo common in the ul- is s it has  ormerly, ne did this fcetious Mrt (and I x I could fly the time of fll other arts) flouri in fuch perfion as it does in pri- ate clubs and merry meetings; here it heightens fie pielutes of coaverfition, ves us a quick to theto, a flavo to the ,wine, and a rdi the oyment of our iends. ow y long mmer day and minter even- hgs ve I fpent at oxvouu m this witty and ddghfful manner? How wa I ple, tho' I was no grt art my fetf. to h my jovial compa- nions difpIay their ambiguom capacities againR one anoth ? Wt a fmfible plylure was it to be- hold the eere wit ndi aMut in fo hvi mann ? 0  Oxrouo  thouBritis padife  what nvig delights do thou ur forth to thy chil- dr XVt egregious chrem ha thou to of? ..- Zt hac dim meraini jurabit. I was acquainted with two gentlemen there, ve- ry ingenious in this.way, who ufed to aflbrd me abundance of enteta,nment  they'would pun and repsu, in feverat lange_ age upon each other, and be 'nning with_ the a:hurch, would go on without gl . . any hefitauon, m an uninterrupted line of quibbln. tilt they brought it to a ,heel-barrow, or any other word, wb. ich the corn?any fhould mention. 'I'o

N O xxxIx. Zerr-Fiiu;. ' To .y more upon this fabjecq:, with rehtlon to the umverfities, would be very im?ertincnt  what I have �'fid already may be thought needle�s the world have been long go convinced of tk, eh. dex- terity in this particular, not only by lertons daily coming from thence, who di(ingaifh thern�eNes in it with great applaufe, but alfo by the publication o a very popular book calI'd the Oxvor J Eszs, which has met with that univerfal fuccefs from ne pubhck, that t jut deferyes. As a f.upplement to this book, I will divert my reder wth a few more je&, 6ut!s, and tus, of a later date; and I do hereby authorize and impowet ihe proprietor thereo} to add then: to the next edi- tion f that incomparable colic&ion' in conformi- ty to which gracious commiffion,! all take care to relate them in the time ftile and method, as near as I can. ,d Su?Idement to the OxvoaD Je/s, A man, who ]iv'd just by a pound in Oxsot and kept an ale-houfe, put upon his fign there words (vim.) ,zlle ld here O the POVDi which thduced a ereat many young udcnts to go thither out of -curqofity to bu liqn-or, as they thought, by eight hearing of which, the vice. chancellor nt for the landlord to puniZ him according to fiatute, which prohibits all ale-houe-keqers to receive fchohrs in- t'o their houfesl bu't the fellow being apprehenfive what he was nt for, as Coon as he came into the vice.chancellor'lodgings, fell a fpitting =bout the room l upon which the vi,.e. thanrdlor ask'd him in an an r tone, vhat he merest Sir_ fays the fallow, t am tome to clear my tiff Clear '/ourkl sirrah t flys the vtce-chante&r ; but ?e t&t you fiouW cIear yot:r m another maner thq fay that you fell ale by th ?und. No, mated, D

50 7rre-Filius. N �x. r. Vi'c.ehantellor, replies the fellow, I don't. Don't ym, fays the zice-chanullor again, hovo rio you then? .} we//, re lies he, I humbl thante ou, Mr. ite. -7 P  y chnncellor i Jray hou, do you, 6tr ? Get you $one flys the vice-chnncellor, for a raali and turned.him down llair. 3,way went the fellow, andmeeting with one of the proctors, told him that the vice. chancellor deftred to fpeak with him immediately; the wotor in great halle went to know the vtce. chancellor's commands, and the fellow with him, who told the vite-chacdlor,when they came before him, thtt here he was. Here he is ! fays the zice- chtu:cellor Who is here? 8it, fays the impudent ale. riotsf e-littler, you lad mego for a Rafcal i and lo! I have brought you one--But the poor fellow paid dearly for his jolts i his litenee was taken away, and he was committeA to the cafile ' A formal fellow oft tart-hall going to fee an ac. quaintante of .his at Baliol College made a thouf and firapes and cringes; upon which hid his fi'iend, Lord, To,el, thou art jufi like a tree. How j3 the other. Why beaufi, flys M, you are fb full yottr Bos, i.e. Bws. 3. learned dizint, of Lincoln college, feeing a ve- c 1touc 1 in in the Hi h. Street, when the ry lug y g ;g . new church was building, aked a friend of his, whether that hone wm brought all at once? At another time the fame learned perfon having oblerved that a young fchohr of the time college, lao lay over his bean, came fre9uently down llair,, ent to .his tutor and told him, that fuch a pupil was the idleit young fell.w.in cege3 f0;, fly! he, I an re ohtre be gors tnto bit room once, tomes out ten times. A young fellow of Ztdiol college having, upon rome difcontent, cut his throat very dangeroufiy the' Mas?t of the college tat his firvt'tor to tl:e .,Jtte-ok to ftonco.�that is, fine) lfim fiwe fiil.

lig; aM, fays he door, tall him the next time he un his thmt, I'll fconce him When Dr. M was vice-chaeov, the mous Dr. 8acheverel (who was then mailer ff vot agfin romething which aude would have carried upon which fiysMaunder, magev, tu. umffragium n0nllT j that is, air, your vote on't o  8achevere! reply'd, mger, vke-caneearie, me- um fuagium hbet tot vns quot tuum  that is,Mr. wiee.eanceor, my vote has as FzaT as yourt. A famous preacher of Corpus Ohrifl college had prepared a tickling fermon to preach bette the univerfity, in which he wa very vere upon the ldiers, Who were thin quarated in OxFon and called red the devil's liveqi bat, by nilflake, he reached it upon a arbt day, when the iee-chan. or, and all the do go to church in rd. A gentIman commoner of gr. John's walkin nne e grove belonging to that college, upon a o1 moon-3iny night, fpoke to his friend in the fohowing manner; at e alking is here =i that there 'ts no Sun, thin e mig& a da Ion b Moon-li he. When Ta-Frus 'firff me o 8 wa, ubti&'d but once a week, rome gentlemen of St ohn's college were'fpeaking ofitt im, 'tb weakly, i.e. eekly malice. he reverend Dr.Drzvz having lately pr=ch an excellent trmon, againtt the bifftop of before the univerfiey, a gentleman of Chrifl5 Church wa, heard to fly, that he thought th Door was to be a plaude or, added h% the bio ought . D = TER-

Terr, e.[iIius. TERR.,E-FILIUS. 1% 0 XL. a'ed multi mortales, dediti ventri, atque fomno, v- doll, bacultilue, vitm, ficuti peregrinantes tran. fiere, quibu$ profee%, ctrk hamram, torpus vv luptati, anima oneri )Salt. eomm ego vitam mot. temim juxt flumo; quoniam de utralue filerut, $alu. .LL our latt news Papers mention tk following article, iz. They rite from Foa, that Dr. Pudfey, one of the finlot fes ff Maudlin co&ge, diea th lfi eek, aged near an hundrd Tearc. %is =es me an opportunity of difcourfing  what I have flways thought one great error the initution of mo collegesi which I will with on17 tiffs prefice That I ope no body will think I defi, in wMt I l fly, to refle& on the deafed old ntleman before mentn'd; of whom I new heard y ramher of evil i but, on e con. tory, one circumfiance, which wl be fiways memb'd to his honour, vi=. that he was one o{ t Fe Mlo:vs of ud college, who oppos'd king  ,is the cond, whm he world have obtruded ph 'rat upon them in  mNtrary manner.

N xt. Terr,e.Flhs.' 5 The origin. al defign of eMowing college, wa undoubtedly this, to fupport fuch perforts s could not bear the charges of a learned education them- tes, till they were able to flift in the world, and ecome ferviceable to their county  for this realbn alihdar$ and feas (of mo colleges at lea) are obliged to take an oath, that th are not worth fo much ?er antram de ?roprio in mine colleges more, and in rome Iris; but in all col!ee the manin g the oath is the fame, Ixat no perfort fla]l have the benefit of the foundation, who can live without but this oath, hke other oaths, is commented away, and interpreted fo loofely, that, at prefent, it does- not exclude perfons of]0ur or five hundred. pounds- If therefore colleges wer ounded (as beyond contradition they were) For the maintenance and education of indigent perfon, till they were in a ca- city of maitaininz themfelve, and no loneer  think it would have een prudent in the Found%r of hefe focietie to have tuffer'd no perforts to be tows of their colleges above Fucl a term of years; at the end of which it might be prefum'd that they would be able to provide for themfc.'.ves in three. pro- on or.other fuppol the term were limited to te. or telw years i a man of tolerable parts and o a common apprehendon, might in that time, qualify himfall for almo any buffhers in the world. The advantages which wouI flow, from fuch a mitation, to learning and the commonwealth are b palpable, that at the bare mention o5 it, no body can be at a 1ofs to perceive them i it woul inevi- tably quicken the fucceon of fellows, encourage their indufiry, and fupply the nation with, at leai? twice the number of perfons, fit to ferve in all emplomts, which the univerfitics do at prolent.

Teme-Filius. N � can think of only this objec'iionwhich can be rnzcle againll what I have laid, that/veral of ff.e molt enlarged capacities, and the molt wearied ap-lication, might. upon fuch a foundation, el:her throvgh want o friends, or the prevalence ot h&ion, I:e reduced to eggaty, by being obliged to qait tkeir felloroflJiI:s (which are, perhaps, tlcir AL-) at the expiration olC fi.ch a term. Tl:is cbiec'Fo,, at frtt light, h:s rome .weigh: it; but if we examine k throug0.,y, it s not co::t]dera!:ie as it li:ems3 for what law, what go- venmer. t dd hc attar man ever flame, whicfi w2 not attended with ;brae inconveniencies? we w[II not be content with any model ot foelevy, bt wz.t i; a:.'ludy Ferfz, we ma continue in a q.'e of a.rchy, ts far a I can fee, to tt The be: way to judge of two fchemes. is t0 compare t:em toge:h r, wi:h the advantages difadvantages, whicq gllov om ch ot thc:. The advantages which wou{d acrue to ociety from a lira;ted foud,ton are undeniable and the difadvamage, which I can apprehe:d from it, is that which I have mention'd, =rid flared in its utmo mgth. Let us th, refore, on the other hand; conli- der what adv'ntages and difidvantages arife to the rublick from the prefent eabliment of tM weSt;es. When any perfon is thorn fellow of a college, he immtdi:.tdy becomes a freeholder, and is 5ettled life in fe and plenty l provided only that he con. forms himfell to the ceremonies and pricex of p12ce, which ve few will ick at, who delight ihch on indolent and reclufe fia=ei a( fire, indeed,he is oblig'd o perform rome infignificant, fuperficial excercifes, =rid to get a few queflions and anfwers t}e fcicacts by rote, to qualify him for hi ut vhen thOq ue obtain'd, he waes the te of hi da,'3

N xr. Terre-Filits. days in!uxury and idlene�e enjoys himtill, and is elco. el to the worl 5 for a [eiar fea of a cdlege live and mouldersaay in a lupine and regular couple of ting, drinking, fleepin , and cheating the lff this was not the original mtenuon of the  but an unforeen corruption of poerity, ou ht to be regulated if it was theft intention, deere know pub . obliged to to whether the ick is them br eRablifing fuch nurries of drones and ca- trpier$, to prey upon it  It is ot only tbandalous. but dangerous for any nanon to encourage idlenefs ufelcfs members of locicry e commonly hurtful mcmbers l fuch is tM depravity of mankind th,t when they have nothing elfe to do, they will be plotti,g of mirchief. As humble as the hermit may appear in the cell, his brea is often big with deep deligns, and though he fixes his eyes upon the ground, he is perhaps contriving in his heart the downfal o mighty emperors, and the overthro ot flouriing kingdoms. In many colleges thefigoi, e B conderable,; that no prermgnt'can empt (ome perfons t leave. them; they prefer this monaflick,and (as they call it) mireglife to any employment, in which they woulg he obli ed to take ome ins, and do pine good. .g . If therefore the time obje&ion ,ould return,that' tt ould be very hard to find fiveralingenio.s gentle- men a flarving; hick ouhl fie the care ff they mu uit their fegoflq, at any fixed per,od ff this, at !ea, mu be allowed me, that no pedoa ou ht to hold his ewflJi, after he has refufed g . fi t , - my other preferment of an higher value. How contrary to this is the praOice of Oxvo, n Not content with over-grown fellowffip$ for life. md college-oces, they.have lately found out a me- thod of augmenting them with good livings, which. cording tofiatute$ and prffcription, are utenable toer. They feem apprehenfive by thi,, that thei D q oun-

Tevr,e-Filius. N �:ounders benefac't-ion will grow too diffufive, and are wiI!'ng to check the torrent, officteffi'on, wh:cl is iike to pcu? in upcn tl:em. Dr. WxL�,w:'.o for his meekneff bears the name of 3;ofes, l.as tecn two or three years in pofl'effiBn the coege, and his eminent vobity the fitute is difpmd with, aud he uow holds them together. . Mlvius, un this, id he would give his vote, tlnt every fiior-feor in the college have a hing tcked to his fiqkfii for which gave this ron, that .e mi2h, not e obliged to eo?,ny #h a arcel o youn ufirt maers. Under this hd, I wtl'menfion another con'up- tion in the univerfities, which clogs the fucceffin of col%es, and is grown very enormous. When  ccl!he-lvb[z falls, the perfon chofen to fucceed (w}o is ufealy the fiior-feYom of the college, if he reruns it, the utxt fiaior) is allowed a year fr (as it i .-u.a  th eM of which he muk refi either his living or his feofiip, as he thinks Ee; but, at prefenr, feveral perfons make ufe of this indulgence to pocket up a little money: they accept of livi:gs, which they do not intend t6 keep aty long than one yr; wten, having received the re,enues of t,at year, they throw it up to the next, who prhaps does the fame. I have heard that, a certain college in Oxro, o, it was a common thing er a l& ing to defccnd in this manner from the fenior fel;o= to the junior of fll5 every one had a yr's grace, and a yr's income, till it came down to the ]a. who was obliged m &rye it. But this was taken notice of, and flopt in that college. in other colleges it is flill pra&ifed i Dr. Busvo ofSt. Jmm's has kt a bring in this manner almo a vr, and &figns ortly to throw it up; unlefs the c6}lege will di<fe with his holding it with his re!- 1owjhip

lajip, as irthe ca of Dr. W we can as yet affert nothing pofitivdy. I have nothing to i;y againft allowing a year of Grace i but roethinks.if, upon tryal, the pedbn pre-. fented to a living does not iike it, he ought noi to rink a ye.r's revenue.. What I have fiid upon' this ubjccq: will, ! balieve, have little effe&  but I am lure that it ia jutt and reafonable. TERRE-FILIU$ N o XLL .--4nnorur dem�nta raeorum lit roemini, 0 meminiffe .uvat..-- St-atiu;


tnd you this tragi-comi%!paeket,?n; raining a literal account o t6me o m 7 unive[fity adventures, and hope 'twill be welcome, as it comes from a zea- lous �onfiitutionvr. To cut thort my preamble, I wa= one of tliot hig gentlemen-�m. raoner whom the t4fi-Saxons had a huge mind to D  hav

7'erre. Filiu;. N �i hav.e knock'el o'th' head, if general Pu. ev�R?s lea- fomble aflil!ance had not fpoil-t their longing. The admirable concluc"t of that gentleman in fur. prizing and quelling a city fo univerfilly difaffeed, will, no doubt, in rome future unproltituted, un- garbled. hiltoy of a lebe!ln, meet with its due encoreram; for my part, tho' I verily believe I owe my life to him, I dare not attempt it. Your filerid Mr..a//s]/, or his �-iend Daniel D--oe, or his reverend friend the author of the Scourge (that ether true born ngliflman !) or the reverend Dr. 2--r of Cfir.Cburth col!ege in Oxjrd, was pleas'd to fay, That next to hayin beheld Cmls'r in the flefh he woukl wifh to tie g the R-sxoR,xIo,. I would not willingly comment on a blafphemous, as well as traiterous expreffion. i can't however help flying, that one could not, in the world, have feen a more lively emblem of the Rqi,ttion, than was to Ire feen at the time of that General's march into Off0rd. Far be it from me to fFeak lightly of that great, that d, reaclful day !-- Let their whipping Colonel, alarm d in his bed, running away hill naked, and calling o.n the walls and monks of Mt, ooat�s to elter hm  let the Scut. rs, who,/cure (as they thought) and triumphant in their guilt, laid themtIves tlown to reft, in hopes of a a, di trent kind o ri. ting, when awakened by the K,ng's trumpets, tell us how great were their tenors ! Let the loyalifls declare how unexpecqed, how ravi/hiug was their joy!--aM I if, all be excuxqd the eom[,arifon. Some time before this joyful entry, three I. men of the eSonflitutio Club were forced to .t few of us kept the field, and, by the afliltance o[ �ome honeit captains, withflood, confronted, and got the. better of our aclveries. For 'tis an old obfer- yatio-_, aM what mid� $oe can all glifhrae �owardss

N o x L Terr,e.Flius. cowards, that an OxoRt BULLy iS all creaturt in e orhI the m 0 eafi9 frixnd, ' That doughty and renown'd knight, Si It, s, with two or three afroelates, yentar d inde to kick a denting miniver out of a cogee-houfe abt this time, and were old dogs at a trfonable bum- er; but the tey had no reli for cold i,n in t?ir bell/es--Tho, o my connienee twould hayedone era. no manner of harm, their guts being gone a very fir j<rney, and (if we may believe the proverb) in a much higher fituation. However, as PISKY flys, mthinks i ould [ain fe th ;g, le of the p=ppies, to. bt the better And now the Fcene was altered. We cou]d walk. the reets without fear o} beingfioned, had no oe- ealion for pocket-pok, and, tnk$ to the Cottiler:,. might no and Mn drink the ng'i hnlth, out being fined for it. One only inconvenience remain'd; eaufi in titud w{ kept company with ocer, (lels confer- tat mdd in metaphfick,,) btt men of ten more fence, =utfi, loyalty, and gd bring themfelves, our aca&mitl in{uifitors gave us the de nomination and deuce of Rkes, and memr$ the red-coat dub. Rakes! Be it �o---One agteeabliyreffe8ion at leaf' they we can. mak.e, that whilfi were wickedly pre-' varicatm with heaven, dubbin Sir Cos to ateroar a' Government, wh:eh they had fWorn to maintain, and bringing do? their grey heir ith perjury to the' grave i we, m the midit of' perticution, in our ten der years, in the bloom of ou.r youth, boldly di- ftinguifhecl our feNes by a rehgious regard to our:. oaths, king, and country. Thus, pardon. the ex- preClion,.

prefllon, we Rakes were meriting paradit, and the reverends--I won't name it --in this world, be it the pillory.--I grieve to fly that rome o[ them have met with other forts of preferment. B. C ittr CADEIICUf; ors ht Genfleman.commoner's mtriulation. Eing of age to play the fool, With muckle glee I left our fchool at ttoxton:.. .nd mounted on an eafy pad, Rode with my mother and my dad tO Conceited of my parts and knowledge, � They enter'd me into a college t'idem. The mallet took me firft aftde, $hew'd me a fcrawl, I read; and cry'd Gravely he lh6ok me by the flit, � And wifh'd me well.--we next requefl: a Tutor. He recomenOs a llaunch one, who  l'erfiFs caufe had been his Co- ' -zdjutor.

To fee this precious flick of wood, I went (for fo they dcem'd it good) in fear, Sir; And found him fwalloving loyally Six deep his bumpers, which to me feem'd queer, Sir. He bade me fit and take my gifts, I anfwer'd, looking like an afs, I, I can't, Sir. Not drink ! m you don't come here to pray ! The merry mortal Said by way of anfwer. 7'0 pray, Sir! Nora my lad, '!is well, Come! here's our friend $ach--ell! here's Trappy ! I-Iere's Ormo;:d! Marr! in t'hort So many Traitors we drank, it made my Crani- um na?py. find now the company difmiit With this Same lociable prieft, or fellow,. I fatlied forth to deck my t, ack With loads of Tuft, and gown of blacl I'rudla.. My back ecquipt, it was not fair, lvI) head ihould '{'cape, and fo as Square A cap ! bought, my skull to �creen, Of cloth without, and all within of pafie.baad. When metamorphos'd in attire, More like a parson than a fquire th' had dref me 3 I took my leave with many a tear O.f ohn our man, and parents dear, who. blelt me,

Terre-Fi!ius. N �r, The mailer fiicl they might be!ive him, $o righteoufly (the Lord forgive him !) he'd govern. Iqe'd hew me the extreamelt love, Provided that I did not prove too Rubborn. So far, fo good -- but now/'re. lb fees Began, (for fo the cullom is,) my ruin, Frefh �ees! -- with drink they knock you down;. You fpoil your cloaths i and your new g?wn you �?ue m I fcarce hatl fiept --at fix-- tan tin ?he bell goes- rvitor comes in, gives warning; I wifb'd the �coundrel at old nick., I ?uk'd, and went to prayers danm'd tick chat morning. One who could come half drunk to ?ray'r They fiw was entered, and would �wear at random; Would bind himfdf as they had done,. To 1tatutes, tiao' he could not un- dcrlland 'era. Built in the form of Iidgeonye, 'A oufe * there is for rooks to lie and rooec in.. Thither to take the oaths I went, Mir Tutors con/deuce well content to trult in. Tl'idr

Their laws, their articles-of grace

Forty, I' think, (five haig a' brace,)

was willing. To {'wear to; {'wore, engag'd mir foul, And paid the f;vearing-broker whole ten j illt) g Full ball a pound I paid him down, To live in the mof p . d town o' th' nation: May it ten thoufind cott Lord l'hy; For never forwarding its vif- itation. Terre. Fikius; 6.? TERRjE-FILi US. N �[. �um.pr fit, ut qui Gaz:)us cademiti honefiari cufiunt, eorum etiam diligentia, in cult ingeni Oxon Smut. S' univerfi7 Dea-�s are fuppofed'to the badges of learning and merit, there ought to be rome _qualifications requifite to wear them, befiiies/'--y, anclWr---rt, and iaying a multitude of fees i which feem to be the three principal things indited upon ia{our uniqv.rfities. Indeed,

64 Teme-F?kius. N �_ Indeed, they ha_v,e long, tedious orms, which they �,!I exercifes, thro which every can&date for a gree mutt ?ali, before he is invetted in the convoca. tion-hou_/e: but, by the fame rule that the ,vulgar etteem him a deep febolaf, who has gone thro thel forms, they may eeem the city b$oats, who took/./fie m Bunhill-fields gallant foldiers and ex?e, ienced leaders. There fcholatlick exerci�es may be divided into four branches, viz. di./jutation,, freauentin pubhd: le&res, examinations. anti det.� a.ons. I have explained the manner of their dtfputatio: in a former paper, and have fhewn them to bc nothing but the repetition of longflring of thre.d- bare fyliogi�ms upon rome ridiculous, obfolete, and unedif} ing quellions in Iogiek, metqhyfick, andre&o! dvinity, which a lere-man can d% a well as the oldell closer in the univerfity. It is alfo required, by fidrote, of all andidam, that they have been confiant hea.. of the iubtkk le!um in thole faculties, in which they !and for deg..  for inthnce, every candidate for the degree o{ batddov o arts is obliged for one vhole ear, from this firft entrance into the tmverfity, to be �ent at the grammar leglure twice every week, on Wurday and Irridayi and_at the rhet_orit?l legtm_e on Mnda)'s and WhurJda)'  after the end of the year, 'fill he is ?rdinted to his Dst., he i obliged " to attend the 1og. eal kaure every Monday nd Whuf- da.  and the mora!-pbiloj3?by lure every Tuefda_ and Fridayi and from the end of hsje0nd year untfi one whole year after he has taken his batchelor's degree, he is obliged, according to the Savitiay ftatutes, to. attend the geometry lec'tur every tdnefday and In otler degrees, the time attendance i required at the p.&lik r. in other fi�lti� i .for a!l which, DaD

particular places are appointed by the 1tatutes of the univerfity. I doubt not, my reader will be furpriz'd at this, after [ have complained that no qualifications fbr de- gree are required as to the learuling of the candidates and will reaJily ask what more pmdentiaI method could pofiibly be taken to exclude all tquli3'dper- forts, than this is ? But his aaoniment will abate, when he finds that the candidate are fo fir from at- tending, as is riOly required by aatute, upon there leSures, that there are no fuch leOures read in any of the faculties, except mtck and poetry, as hath een obtbrved in a former * paper. And yet, bef6re any perfort can obtain his degree, he ts o&gcd ta fuppttcate b :he effort who ro- po!s hs grce/for a dpe(ation for his non-men- d'ance at there leOure  thch is the modey of th[ DoJs, that they negle& their duty, and oblige the 11ows to ask ?arn, and pay for it. It cannot theretore be argued any where, but the eonvoeati.hou at Oxvo, that a perton 5ryes his degree, becaufe he ought to deferve it; the- te laws, when they come dead letters, aven0 laws and a {ualtion, whi is difpenfd with, i no. taiatiou. Examinagon is the next te required of every didate5 let us therefore fee whether there is an 7 thing more in this, than in the others. Theflatute which enjoins this ceremony, begin with this preamble, "That the congregation of Re- gent-mafiers may be the better apprm d of the learn "ing and proficienc[ in good letters ot all perfon, "who take derees m arts :-- It is cnaed, that "every on% before he ia admitted to fupplicate for' , ,t his. Numb, X.

66 Terre-Filius. NO "his grace. flall undergo the examination of a Re' "gent.mailer. The pcrfon to be xami, ed is obliged; the day le- fore his examinations, to ax a rogramm on fore- n! publick places in the univerfiy, figniyieg nzme, what ege he 1ongs to, and what The tsce apint for th examinmio. f,oot. of t:e phces in the univerfity) the ar frm ine 'till eten in the morning. during all which time tl:e candidate is oblig to flay there i d :gain om in the afternoon. if e examiner thinks t, as long he-pleares. The arts or i%;enet, in which the candidate is to be exam;ld, are thofe in which, acct;rdiog to the fla. tutes of theuni"erfity, le is obliged to hear tubhck leures: befide which, heis to ee oxamin'd in the Claffs, and to return all his anfwe as fluently and properly in Latin, as he could in his mtker tongue. Thele examir, ersate(or ought to l:,c) appointed by the fenorpro8or, who adminifters anontb to them to this effi:q. "That they' will either examine, or hear exami- "ned, all candidate, that fall to their lot in tho�e "arts and fciences, and in thch manner a, the tta- ' tute requires. "Likewife, that they will not he prevail d upon "by intreatlea or bribe: or hatred or friendChip, or "hopeor fear, to grant any one a teflimonium, who "does not deftrye it, or to deny i to any one that Now this, again, looks all very air and fitisfac- . tory: but let us examine the praeqtce, not the theory  he execution of the fiaut, and not the ttatute.; them/Ives. The meaning of'the fla:ute n ordering the candi- datea to be examined in tlao�� art md .itnes, in whi

Terr,e. Filius, 67 which they were obliged to attend publick let:turet,. was (I fuppof�) to fee whether they had atteMed them diligently or not for, if thofe lee'lures were duly kept up, and'theyoung fludents frequentedthem, their examination would l:e an eat}, task, tho' per- form'd with the utrnoft rigour, which the ftatutes require: but as theft: lectures are laid aftde, as. very few Tutors tke care to inltru& their ?utih many thing but a little humdrum Iogirki and as very few young fellows are difpofed to ffudy more than they are obliged' to do, they hve found out a new mo- thod of performing this tmblick extrcife with great fluency, and very little pains. As I told my reader, that for diftutations they have ready-made 1trings of fillogihm; to for examination, they have the skeletonsof all the arts or fc. iences, in which they are to be examined, containing all the quellion, ih each of them, which are ufually asked upon this occafion, and the common anfer that ar given to them i which in a veek or a l'brtnight they m. ay get at their tongue's end. -- But is this a fufli- cent mark of intrintick learning? Is this a proper qualification for univerfity degrees? -- Many afehooI- boy has done more tlan this for hi br,aking-u ta.,k ! Several [ngenuom candidates have confefs'd to me, that they never ftudied an hour, nor lok'd into any' fyftem o the fcieneeo 'rill a month before they were examined. l-Iow well the examiner perform their duty, I leave to God and their own co.fciences tho' my. fhallow apprehenfion cannot reconcile their taking a roleran oath, that they rill not b prevailed u[on y intreatis, r bribes, o: friendfltp, &c. with their ac- tually receiving brisand frequently granting tefii. moniums to unworthy candidates, out ofper. f0nal friendfiji? and ottle acctaintance,

68 Terr,e.�l;s. It is a notorious truth that moOt candidates get leave of the proc7or, by paying his man a crown, (which is cal:ed his perui t?e,) to choo�e their ,  own examiners, who never fait to be their old cronies and roping comnioas.  The quefiion therefore whether it may not  Rrongly presumed flora hce, that te candidates expe& more fayour from there mm, tn from angers; becaufe otherwith it would be throwin awa a cronto no ur g y p p , and if they do meet with flyour from them, whether the examiner is not revail'd uo by intrea- ties or iendfiip? It is fo well-known to bethecuom forthecm- ddate$ either to prefer eir examiners with a piece of gold, or to give them  handrome etertainmem, and make them drunk; wNch they commonly do the night &fore examNatbn, and rometimes kee}, them till morning, and fo adjourn, Cheek by fiom their drink;ng room to the chool, where they are to te examined uare, whether t woutd not very unatef of theexaminer to refufe ny candi- date a timonium, who has trtedhim fo fp!cndi- ly or= night ? and whether he is not, in this pe=zil by bribe:? When there and rome more trifling exercifes are rform'd, my perfort is intitled to his bathelor o arts degree, proided he has en ur years (or fix- teen terms) a memb of any coege or ball, and no, by his mals, render himfell obnoxious to the u:ivqO'i of which ! MI treat in my next paper. But though a candidate obtains his grace, and pr(o;ted to his batcbebr's (in art) degree, and wears the habit fuitable to it i vet heis not poperly a com- -lt rednat, until the'Lent following, when he obliged to perform certain other exercifes, called hi &terminations, under the penalty, that if he negle,s is, the grace Nfore granted him 1 be

N �rv,e-FiIius. 69 unIefs he meets with rome impediment, wtfich the zice. chancellor and pro,ors flail approve of; in which care his determination may be deferred to the Lent following, under tle like penal  for this reafon ave placed determination among the exertires x'c- quilite for a batchelor of arts The manner of this determination is as follows. jl perfons, that have taken their batchdot of arts degree fince the Lev preceding. are obliged to di- fput. twice ip one of the publick hools which the Cdhffors (wom I will prently 3eCcribe) flall ap- point, and go o prayers at St. Mary's church every satur(ay mornmg t!efe d4.}uttio:;, which are like other difputations, are tb oxdered, that they la all Lent-time. The Coltenors (v, ho are tvoin number) are ch fen out of the determMng btchelors by the tvo ?rotors, each p'oc7or chufing one; and their bUffhers is to divide the determiners into certain Cia/s, and to appoint to every oe what &bool he fl=ll dfpute i; which he is to difpo: in'Ouch a manner, tha rome of them may come ,tp in all the/hoob every onday, Tuefilay, dnq,y, Th;ly, and F, iday, (excepting Holid.ys) from the beginfling of Lent fie end of the term. For this purport they draw a tikeme (which printed and tent to every college) in which the names of fil determines are placed in feveral co- tumns; d over-again them, in other columns, the days when, and the haoh where they are to refpond. Some of there day are called gracious days, caufe upon them tlxe refpondent is not obliged to ay in the hoob above half the time, which un other dys are i and rome of the fehooh are ecemed better than other, beau more rivate  but the fi column and the lafl column in the fheme (whih contain te names of tho who =e to come

7o Trre-Filiut. N o x I the firfi day and the la/q day, and which is t pofiing and dosgtg) are eriecreed very fcauda- lous. The Co//d/or theefore, having it in their power to difpo�e of all the jhools and days in what manner they pleafe, are very confideruble perforts and great application is made to them for gracious days and gobd bools. but efpecially to avoid being pored or dogged, which commonly happens to be their tot who have no money in their ckets. The fiatute indeed forbids the Cdleors to receive any prejnts, or togire any treats; but the common pra0:ice is known to be dire&ly againIt thefiatute; every determiner (that can afford it) values himfell upoti prefenting one of the Cdle8ors with a broml ,tiece or half a broad and Mr, Colldtor, in return entert;uns his benefattors wah a good fupper, and as much wine as they can drink, betides gracious d,ys, and ommodiou fihoo!s. I have heard that rome Collet%rs have made por or an hundred gdneas of this place. This to me feems the great buffneff of determina- tion; to pay money, and get drunk. Thus I have given the reader {bme account of the exercifes requifite to a batrhelor of art$ degree i in other degreeJ the corru?tions are the time, and the exertires requifite to taking them equally neglected, or equflly infignificant. - To conclude: I hope no body will be, for the ture, furprized, when they read many empty and fl'upidvolumes, dignified in the title pages witix there iihlMous letters, .d.B. ,d.M.L.L.B.L.L. B.D. $. T. 1L &c. TER

eme. 'Filus. 71 TERRE-FILIUS. XLIII. Dq3ndit humerus jurdque urn&no ihalanges. ,F theeau/ of Hza-Caucn be not the ve T wor caufe in the world, it is im- pofllble that it fnould ever'fail, being fo hrongly fdrrounded with temporal en- couragements .,without, and/cured with etly-imbib'd prejudice within; wealth, titles, and dignity are its'faithful allies;and its only enemies are lggaly truth and naked hoefly. blow this minion of the multitude. (wh;ch not- withfraMing is the cur of the multitude) is up- ported in all popifl countries, and in too many pro- to#any ones, is the mdancholy theme ofnumberlefs writers; fire, fword, ariel dungeons are thedreadful executors of its bloody will and plealure; it breathes nothing but derefiation and mifery all around it it' b;ds nobks in chains, and princes in links of iron. 1 do not intend to enumerate all the Itrong holds 0 this lrevailinff mob.caufe; but only (:is the defign of my aper !eds me) to point out thole advantage which

7'errie-Flius. N �hich afire to it from the prefent eltabliflment of -our uriaerfities. I fhall begin with the method oftakng which may ferve as  ffiplSkment to what I have offer'd, in my lal upon that rubieS. .. Iu that cl[fcourfe .I conrider'el only the rform'd for degrees; and endeavour'd to .prove, that ome fri&er tcl[ of merit ought to be required every candidate: but this is not the only thing to comhin'd of 5 for as thee pcrfunc%rv exercifes of. ten confer degrees on the mot worthldf, who x. ill conform to the prevailing opinions of the phce on the other hand, the fame exercifes, more ri perform'd, join'd with the ttronge abihties, mo unfutlied pobity, will not intitle tbme other men to them, who think themfelves obliged to clif- lent fi'om their brethren in points of fIeculation or racice. This is certainly blame-worthy in all publick nut- S'  %vhere learning and indutlrv ought to be erl�. o a coura,,'d confider'd abltralv !rom the caorices and differences of mankind in matters m govern. rnenr and religion.-- But I am to prove what I havc afterted. There is in the university of �xrouo (and, for ought I know, in C.,uut too) adreadful regifer, cai!'d the Bt,^cc-Booc, (becaufe no peffon, name is cmol!'d n it, cgn Land for his degree,) which the lroors, for the time [eing, keep in their cuo- dy,'and can put any body into it at whom, whether jufily or not,they' fha!l take offence. rhis was .t tiff[ defgn'd to punifhrefrac%ry perf.?ns and immo- ral offende?s  but at prefent it is ma4e ufe of t6 rty fplren, and is illI'd up with Whigs, Confiitatio. nets, and ta,gorians. !, e a the univerfky has this rod in her hand, So .n  ,_ _ it i5 no onaer that High-Church triam?hs over her rnot'3.owerful adverfaries  nor can we be at all fur. Fri.'d

N o Terrae-Filius. ,riz'd that Whiggifm declines with' the conflitutioJ cub in Oxx=ot, when we behold people 1t,gmauz cl in this Blztk-Book, and excluded fro their d.ogree} [br j3berly rejoicing ul0ol! king G.oRia's birth-nigh and drinking-hls majefly's health. ' Under the prefeni/rollors, we need be under o a??rehenfions5 one of whom (the reverend Mr.

.arl) [ have the honoiar to know, and i know him

�to be a perfort of the molt unbias'd integrity and iramoveable zeal againt! all forts of tyranny and cor- r.ptioi he deteffs all inartrell pra&ices himfell =, and will not join with thoj}, who ddi ht in plundei' g =nd rapine3 his own hands are clean, and he will not communicate with the unclean! I'doubt not that his colleague deferve the fame charaeri �o that I am perely eafy under their idminiration i but in othhr left unpolluted hands, what mi�chie�s and oppreffions in the republick of learning may not Inch a terrible engine bring forth ? But �uppofing that a perfon has the good fortune o live thrYe or }our years in the univerlity, without incurring the di�plea�ure of either of the 'ro/0r. i yet it he has difoblig'd any other perfon, who is a memo. her of the �tnvoca5on, his catb is little better  every fch member having it in his power to deny an/' candidate his grate twice, without giving any reaf�fo.r it; anti if le can trump up any idle 1tory a. gain h:n, which is an eafy matter) he can pur hm by .. ( ms degree for a whole year. This is the molt arbitrary method of proceeding in the world i for why flould it be in the power o any man to refufea perton his grae tvoie (which rlt�cm'd a fcandalous thing. up. on the candidate ) with- out any reafon? This puts t into his power to Wreak h. malice upon whom he leats, and deters all thb juntors o the umverfiry from riffMing In opmlon . or pt ol:etllon flora their )qnivrs, who ha/� fuch an advantage bvcr thn.' Indeed, no perfort can deny' Vo,.. II, E any

Tcrrte-Filius. N O XLII'L _any one his grace the third time, (which he mull do, 'if he would exclude him from his degree,) without .giving a teafort: bur to whom, and in what man- ner does he give this rcafon ? Not in a fair, �rid judicial manner, before the perfon accutM; but in a private chamber, or a cloft, to the vice-than. tellor and the-two pro,ors, who are to acquaint the next eongrega. tlon with it- Mean while, the accu- tint is not known, nor has the party acculM the liberty to difpro,e what is charged upnn himi bt if the zic.-chacellor flys that a man of veraci; .zir fide digress) alledges fuch or �uch a crime againR him, the congregation do not examine ther it be true, or nor  but put it to the vote, whe- ther, taking it to be true, the candidate ought to be fufpended from his degree, upon thi: account. The vice.chancellor and pracYar$ are noe o much .=s oblig'd to demand the ob,]ecr's oath; but Jf they pleafe, may take a man s bare word (provided he be a man f veracity) for any accufition that is lrought before them; they are fworn ,lot to difco ver the accufer, nor can he be difcover'd in the coT. thregation, becaufe an perfons are obliged to vahifl)er eir votes �ofdy in the proliar's ear, who goes round from one to another, and is fworn nifo not difcover any body's vote. From hence it appear that the vice-chancel/or arid ti:e Droc7or$ have it very much in their powtr to keep any man from his degree, however inn0- cent and deferring, out of pertonal ill-will or par- Dr re/ntmem$1 there ]dom being wanting rome little kandal or oher current upon every one in the univerfity, which, duly managed, will ferve the turn. We have at ?relent indeed fo good a vice- a:hancellor, and fuch good proors, that I am lure they xvould fcorn to do any fuch thing  but we have 'had wicked men in thole offices, (particularly in the mp-times) and may, perhaps, one time or other, have

N � I I'I. 7'erre. Fiiius. Zy have wicked ones aga;n; for which reafon be very glad to fee this matter egulated, that per... Ions may no longer be fubje& to accufitions in th$ dark and clandeftine manner, and that the road to degrees may lie equally open to all who de/rve them. The teafort that is commonly urg'd, in jufifi.. eation ot: this praiee of condemning a ma without trying him, is very e. xq,aifite i for,/y they, if the W[on [ufpeuded fhould know who did him that ill office, he would in all likelihood bear malice aga!nfl: lim, and watch for an opportunity to revenge hm-- I[: perhaps fo indeed; but why ther6fore are not all profecutions carried on in the fame fnug man- ner? or why fhould milebier eniac more in one cage finn another ? For my part, I thcufd bear ten times more malice again a man who acculed me wrong- fully (as many 'men have been) of horq-fleling, or robbing on the highway, than agaivf any one who accofed me of fpeaking dif?eliec?tfully of rome in the univerfity, or of drinking 1ome fanatical heattb. Several worthy gentlemen of' the molt ple.ntiful �,qates have been accufed ot very h. inous crmes, l' fuch as murder, rapes, and the ke, and uon a flit trial have been acquitted3 yet I never heard of any dreadful confequences upon this ai:count, as that the accur$ or tle withefits, in fuch cas, had their brains beat out, or their lunzs vink'd for it: xhercas it; to prevent atl danger of �uch quences, the Oxvouo method was to be taken, and the acujd was not to know his accu/3., nor have the liberty to invalidate what arrj ,aciry flould pieaft to alledge againR him, el:her pon his word or his oath, I leave the rege.t or !on-regent mailers of Oxvo to conrider the con- ecucnces. E z

76 err,e.F)lius. o XLIIio The ruth of it is, this method promotes the caufe of Hxu-Cuvaca, and is ea&ly aeeabte to ecdaflical proceedings in all countries. It is atfo of no fmall moment to High-Ohurd:, that all the places of trut3, honour, and profit it. the univerfity ate armexed to that party i lc&ures, profefforfhips, and other valuable.fine.cures, never fall to win the hearts of thole, who love plenty and ;dienelL The V--C , 's court is likewife of inettimab;: benefit to the fame cauji it was at firit granted to the univerfity for the adranta e of the church, g

and has prov'd ever fince a conRant friend to it5 up.-

lefs for rome time under Oliver Crom,a'ell, who pre3 it into the fervice of Round-heads and Fansinks; but king fore againtt the grain, it took the firIt op- .portunity to de�ert them, and has claw'd them off ror it ever fincei it never fpares a whig or a presO- terian, when it gets them into its clutches5 but gripes them to death, or kicks them out of it,: tenitories. Upon a publick night, jult after king came into zg!and �ome ohigs in Oxoun ordcd a bonefire to be made before a tavern door, and windows to be illuminated, defigning to be nnd merry; but iramedia:ely a great mob of fcho- hrs and others came hollowing and roaring ki,g s 'or ever, down with the Usuu,u; they tied all the fagots away, broke the windows, committed teveral other outrages; whereupon the whigs, whofe names could be learnt, were ci:c.d into the vice-chancellor's court, and fi?,ea for comr,.t - ting a riot; it be:ng alledged. that if the), b,;a been there, or made a bonefire, there :ould .been 1o riot; upon which an ingenious gent]crash told them, in a fpeech upon this occalion, that a man was riding ozer Hounflow-Heath as robb'di from hen�:, fiid he, I vodl ar. tb,t

N? xtto Terre. Ei'lim' 77 dmt the man voas guilty off the robber him elf, if he had not been there, the robbery voould not have been committed. The la thing which I fhall mention, as a /'up- lort to the caut of High-church in the univertitis, is the power they have to dikommon tovnfmer; whereby they keep the tradelinen in awe as as matriculated perforts; for if any fiucy blue aloron. dares to affi'ont any venerable pertbn, either by talking freely ef him, or defending the prefent Government, all fcholars are immediateiy forbid to l:ave any dealings or commerce with him, until he a.ks bardon, and makes what other fatisfac"tion the univertity thinks fit to require. I will conclude, as I begun, with obfrving, that norton= but its own intrinck and unpararcll'd urdit can offibl ever a caufi, , pover/rkl �upported. dellroy which TERRaE

7  7'err,e-Filiis. T. ERR-F!LIUS. N o XLIV, ---' Demetri, ttqne Wigdli ..?. 0 U R acceptance of the indod will very much oblige me. As it is icyell d againff imFertinent ritilities, for fear of running into the �,me erors am condemning my felF, I fhall only that/-am, Sir, Com,.mE,?s, as they are either the.mo/t obli- greaing, or molt flocking things in nature, require the diefl' wit an.d nicer Judgment, One, who has fetm the worid, knows what is truly praife-wc, r- thy,

N O x r.v. Terr,e. Filius. 79:' thy, and can in a handrome manner inlinuate to you, how fincerely he thinks you are fo, will, in all p,-o.'. bability, enjoy your good opinion as long as he lives. On the contrary, if a Pedant or a Coxcomb ' attemp,'s your commendation, the ful{ome ext,'ava-' gance of the one, and the odd ftarch'd encomiums of" the other, wou',d procure him your eternal averlion. If this be true n general of GomlJlm'nts made over a bottle or a tea-table, it is much more fo of tho printed Douceurs .that pafs between authors. and their betters, vulgarly call'd Dedications. When. the Sv_cx,xxoR or 'I','t. er makes a valuable pre- tnt of his works to a Peer of the realm, all is de- cent, greah and mode,qi in the writer you fee the complete gentleman; in the nobleman the difinte- refed patriot: but when a Coxcomb takes it in- to his h=d, to c,;v,;mlt !:i; eftecru for 7ou to the" lorefi, you have nothing but flowers of rhetofick, r[ooth, nothing but metaphor anti timlie; right or wrong, he compares you to whatever is bright or beautiful in the creation. lhcebe's pale erelet'; b - (in plain Ir, glifl the hl�-moon) the ?lanets ftars,. and fo upwards, have all of them _tomething or other to hy to you.  As for the Sun, flould that efcal:,e him, 'rwere a wonder. The P�.x, that other aukward prafite pull you down his Livy, muffers up his Cato's, his De- emJ's, and Fnbricius's and if he can happily find' rome little hint for a cornparifon between his pa- tron end an old Roman, with a great deal of learn- ing and fett:-fatisthion he prov,.:s them to be at ieaft coufin-germans. The beff on'r is, that whilfl: th, is dauber is laying it on thick anti threefold, he d.aws the parallel f0 wretchedly, and paints fo little' to the life, .that they refcmble no more than the, bladt 'ro/ on his hat does the blooming one or, the' tee. s to fide, you muff not exl:,ecq: it: 'tis flat, E 4. 'tis'

Terre-�i/3s. N� 'tis na,_,feous. low, and infipid; you are invited to Chan:pa:gne, ar.d treated with curds and whey. l fi,'al] give you two or three inttancesot thor: ecclcliaica! com[liment-mongers. The name of the fi�t I have as enfirdy forgot, as, I doubt not, ia a tow }'ears will be tiat of the fecond. I can, hob'ever, produce the kook, tho' at prefcnt I have it not by me' 'tisa treat? on the ,l,ger offi;. The soytrend author dedicates it to Sir Thom,s ?lyer, a noed man in the time ofthat pious prince King Chun[rs the cond,'nnd gives the living and tlie dead a bout at cudgels after the following man. ner i nrce a,.omm , m?s he (there are his yet, "word;) ha,'e been mighty famous m the world, ' vi=. 2boreas Meuias, Thomas a. Beebet and Si "T..oma 1ore. 'All three, continues he were  ..,; ,, .... .,, natorios offenders "their Ki:g and Counrr'. Bt the Sir "I addref ,o is the true of fubje&s, and the re. ' ty te o ?rate, ms." Biers us &e what w have had a lucky go,!fither! How unhappy were ) poor broth =nd 1, to be chifien'd ]ames a ]erobo.am  -- You'll fddom meet with a name- ke of cus worth a fa. rthing. From tis Tom-fool proctcd we to the entided 7o,ph. To that name no one can the ver/bc;'} of men }ad, it; whom poet o imi- rites ju thus fir, thro the loyalty of his hear= he would fiin eoflave u, all to his King and mailer. 'Tis vtry well known that a brave and noble Lord did at the battle of Bknheim lore his in te caufe of hberty. This was certainly a cir- umance highly honourable for his :di, and one that might e handlbmely touch'd upon in a dedication - Let us e how our bungler mum- bles it: even thus; he iends him his fi after having C&r',t aM 8co', him rtem, telis him, tt he could not in one rete corn

N o 'err,e-Filiu. 8:: compare him to neas, (in all other ref'pe&s like his Lordhip) nor apply that of Virgil,

iz.iFtaque bello dextra,

But this, adds he, is a eircumflance in his Lorcl- flip's fayour, and manifettly gives him the advan tage. How fo? Does the loftrig of an hand prove a 'iperiority either of courage or ccnduCt. Or did Virgil, by that expreon, mean to compliment .geas for aot being ounded a thing which may equally happen to the brave ocer, or the mo. arrant coward ? If the tingle article of Ioling. an arm or a leg gives a man the precedence of .eas, many a poor penhoner at Chela College. hath an equal right to it with his Lordip. In or(, either this wretched tranflator and bold' comptor with Dryden, did not under,and the common conSru&ion of h author; or, through a poverty of invention, was obliged to delbend to the meaneft of quibbles, to furni out a dull com- pliment to his noble patron. Another of the time growth he makes to the univerfity. An ontor of hi dignity reflgning bison, rice, and taking leave of his very pattent and rtial auditors, might, one flou!d think, have congratuia- lated them on the general harmony that reign'd among them, t}e apparent reformation of man- ne, aM va advancement of learning, which had (of late years efpecially ) fo evidently rai&d their univerfitgto a degree of reputation beyona that of all others.  Not a word on't. As if he had bee in pay to Come new in{urance-oce, as he waa formerly to the old play-houfe, he advilcs them to keep dabbling on in mortar, and in mo elegant latin gives you to know, that in Oxfo.'d there are very able mana, and undRanding Rene. tters.

In good faith, this is the only confh'u&ion I can put upon his words. When a teacher in and profelI'or in the univcrfity can find nothing to mmend in it but its meet outfide, its buildin one mu have a rmge opmon of zts learning. But I apFl to his words themfdves. cademi,5 creentibm dciis, flys he, cryant illi (fi tier[ pote) emtio ae zirtus. This is a he <an as to_ its udition or virtue; but as to its building, h him  Faufium quiddam ?rofe8o' fpde, om'mantur tot nos uotie, dcimi$ temporibm (gtice, hard times! ) furgetia murum culmina, ut fi vol mens nIiquot egermus abntes ab veritYate, reduces pe hofpites zideamur,  ratlone penitu$ diver[ ab e qua dium iud dim batur, Oxofiium quotas in Oxoo. Portenti ifl hbendum, mines ffui maximum pra fi re- runt atri arnorein (Ang!ice, the fiiends of King George) iid ipfim od ac defpicere quod patriam prl creris honefiat  exoraat, That i5, en& cce my noble auditors wflk ard ehdie, and grotlinen, are not there fine new pginted Mrar-pieces and giffs-window, Have nor we ee=v chals, and new quadrangles in abun- dance Now who. t fools and traitors can wi ey werc t ett inhabited? With this pathcfii inve&ive do this voucDr for Dr. sachWs b!afphemous quotations at his )'!, tkis right loyal '  cna, lain to Sir Connie Ppps, and the late lord olinbroke, conclude Ns immortzl [role&ion,. One can fcarce fly which i mo abfurd,' little malice of the re's fitire, or the mean- ne'of his negyrick. What! are there no living ornamts in Oafordt fire its inimate, it done ones its greateft bry? By this difcourfe one oMd rliy think The new Kru&es, y9u

N � v. Terr,e-FiIius. $ fee, aehis chief' topicks, and the greate. part o hi; he.'.,y-conl:,liments is wheel-barrowd from the l[,ne-kil. Ben oh, (heavens! who can name them in the �me day ? ) heneft lien, I fay, was himfell a bricklayer, and helpt his father-in-law to build coln's-ln.. Had he made fuch a ftecch as this, fiould conclude he had done it out of gratitude to his oI. fijend and acquaintance the trow&' But this little f;,ifire owing the fira money he e;,er m.ftcr of to the fuccefi cf a Rage play, mcm,ry of his former bcnefacqors, flou!d have gi. yen his ha:angue the dratnatick turns fi:ould have celebrated O.,qbrd for the diverting interludes in private halls; tragi-comic..i battles between reajEnand .,triflotle in her FuI:liclc fchcols; and lafl:ly an the molt excdlcnt farces lb fcequentI, and fo well lCrformt'd n her convocaton-noufe. Thi. in the neighbourhood of a Theatre, ' and as a conciuticn o a poetical lee%re, had keen Fro,. per to tte place and lhbjecq:. Here (alas!) he mght have taken rome little notice ot poor T[RIY, their !vondam I'antomime. Here ke might have proved how fir, in his hamble opinion, taking the oatha to rome Kings, in diffc.liimis tempofibre, might l:e contider'd' as a downright cotned),. Above nil; ke might here have fhewn 'the near analogy be; tween thole two top ac%rs in the Sheldon and Dru: ry-lane play-h,u?., Mr. 471liam Pink,thman, and the reverend Doqor Del .... e i both in vogue for their oddities, both fhcetious droll lver�ons, and both (when they had wherewithal} deep Gaintiers. 'There ha:t. been tbmething entertaining in But --- Oxo:ium quara$ its Oxonio, and -fuch old fluff! -.- Fie .for flame! Are there the �ublime flights, is. this the i%,'ige recem idiZlum ore of fo eminent a poet?  'Tis the common cant ��vc 7 jacobite ;:atfter ia Oxford, After hav;ng' le,l'

7'err-�ihus. NO'x Vo led Hob and Dick a dance through half a dozen f?aci. ou colieges, not forgetting the nick-nackato- ty by the way, he lugs them to the ale-hour.' And now what think', flys he ? Are not there whigs (with a x to 'era) predous rafcal5, to run down fuch a fine place ns ours is ? Ay, to be zure, quoth ,b -- Fine Plezce!  Udzooks, I believe 'tis the huge varfity fine. Lawd, Lawd, Dick, what .ali's zay to our Kate,for leaving her at whome  Hundreds of there admirers has our alma mter prorated herfdf by her fine gown and petticoat; lover% who knew no more of her,good or bad qualities, than poor Hob did of the Dorick or Co- rinthia ordm when he was gaping at h build- iago. ! m, I thank heaven, a5 zealous or the honour o5 my counny as any man living. But whcn I hear t exto!?d for what I am fitisfied is not ne, i am as rdy to give up the wrong notion,  the igno[m[ e eedy t9 embrace, md rate to retain t. Now to perfi in it, as mofr eopte do, el,at ours is the moo loyal and rned univerfity in the world, purely, bccaufe it hath eke flatdicfi fi-ricks, is jufi as if one argue, tna ?Kg of spare is the fmcere Pro- e;;,nt in Cor:en,om, becaufe the Efiurml is the 'gefl pabco m Europe. Oxfird, I prefume, might with more juice be celebrated for the conRant reftdunce of its profeWors for their affiduity, affability, communicative tcm- tchoo,s. Furs, and daily lemes in their refFe&ive ' But as tt would  earring on a new fubje& mu refer it to another pper, and ig the mean time once more fubfibe my fell Sir, Yours, De. Jeroboam StaMfat.

c erve. Filhs T E R R_,E-F !L IU S. N O XLV Ilacari neqeunt, nifi haurkndum fanguinera la. mndaque 'tfiera oflra trbuerimtt$. Liv. To te .,4utbcr of T E  R .F z r.  u s. N E part of the hiltory of' my life fills properiy under your cogniGnce and as it is the fit'f}, arid perhaps the laf trou- ble I fhall ever give you, I hope you will nor refu�e me a place in your paper. About five )'ears ago I was cle&ed fi'om a publf& fchool in Lo N r,o, to a certain college in 0 v o n ; o1: which, according to the foundation of it, after a probation of three years, I was to be ad- mitted aIualfeom; but you will find in' the quel of my care, that I was fo unfortunate as to be, or ctteemed to be, {b fingutar and m'..exarnpled in condu&, that I am the only Ferfon fox' the�e man? years,

�Terr,e-Filiu., N o '-x year, who has forfeited his fdlofi,,;pJ for male-be. haviGur. It happen'd unluckily, that i was eleqect at a time- when the northtrn feball!on was not quite extin.. guifl'.ed, ard when the pailions of all people were imqamed on one fide or the other 5 I was one of thole unfledg'd politicians, who thought my feif obliged, in this turbulent conjunure, to mike an oFen confeffion of my political faith; and to exert my (i:2; as confcience. forfooth, mifguided me, in the defenceof my King and Country. My zealupon this occ',ion wa tb firaug uon me, that w hiltt I continued at fchool, inflead if getting my leflisn. I us'd to hold fiequent ditutes with feterat of my difa%&cd �chool-fcllows, upon liberty and Fo?rty, and the prote.[tantfucciall which'! thought glo- rious topicks in thot days: I was alfo a great miter of the Flying-pofi, and read multitudes ofpam- l:hlets. which were publifhed on the whigifh lide by which means I became tb confidetable a dieu- taut, that I thought my �dfa march for any cobire in the kingdom. Warm with,this fanatical zeal, ! went to O.x/'ord; md to a co}!ege the molt remarkable in o,:fml for as vint=,t-a zeal on t contrary fide: this I was loon convinc'd ofi for I had not been there an hour, before King ys the Tl.id, the Duke of m y Lord Bolingbroke, M.r, and fev._q'ai other fuch-tike healths, together with co,[57on to tke ufurper, (men- tionin: hi, name) and a]iteedyrefioration to the right- ful t'eir. were propoffal in a laree comeam,, and lid.currently round the tab,e. When they came to my turn, I declined them, and deftred to be excus'd, alkdgin g, that as i was obliged in a O'rt time to ,b. jure the. Pretender in he molt roleran manner, I could not juttify drinking his health, (much lefs his I%qora- tion) nor the health of any of his rebellious. adhe.- tests i and therefore begg'd lcav. e in his room to drink

N'"xrv, Yerre. Filius. drink' King GroRGv.: But I ws told roundly, that it vas. an ant to the corn?any; and that I ought to drink vhat roes pro]os',l to m'e. 'Thi., you may be lure, occafion'd a diFpute upon got vaRly the worft of' it in numbers, whatever might do in .,4rgumet; howeve b if they confuted me, they.did not convert me i nor could they, with all their united 1ogick and lungs, make me believe, that there was no harm in lwcaring to a King whom they thought an' uprper; nor in ab/uring, in the molt folemn terms, a pertbn, who, in their opinion, was po/l'efs'd of all the light that God could invefl: him with. Thek di�?utes were renewed aimoft every night with more het and violence on both tides, and ex- torted ,rorn me (in-the fineere, indignation of my heart agaiaf[ fuch principles anti fuch prac"tices) veral warm exprelfions, which render'd me obnoxi- ous to the greter pat of the ctlege, and particu- larly to the �refidet and l>,iov fellors. ! was in their language a turbulent, contumaci ous, uogover,;able wretch, an undutiful fen of the univertityi in my own confcience an hone3 lad, a detefter o perjury, and an unfeigned lover of King Gu_o_ and the prteftant Not long ater this,. the' fame)us centreretry tween the Bifiop of Bangor, Dr. $nape and others, broke out; in which,, from the beginning, I unhap- pily embark'd my fell, and with great freedom, from ume to tme, &der d m} �entments o� there matter, which I thought to he the fcntiments of every conill'rent Proteflat, and o� every [bble m in the world. This engaged me in other difputes, with fryetel orthodcx perfens, about Religion and the Chtarch; in. which I fired. iuft like the reft of my brethren, who defended the BtfiJop, gaining. thereby a great deal of ill-will, and a geat deal ol am.ny i I.was before rut&lent, connamacious, , but; i

o�err,e-�illns. N � but nov; I was an _,/ria, an .rnfiJd, or an nay, rome went fo f as to call me a tin. I was tefide a member o[ the Confiitutlon-cha, =rid fatFOed to N the author of veral po,mt, and pmhlts, conrair. ing bitter refie&ions upon the e,'eri7, the uiveOies, and the proton&r, which &gavated the malignity of my chataBet, and pro- ca?d to me the htal refentments of my who now gve me over, as a confirm'd Reprobate, of whom they had no hopes. In this odd, unN]itick manner, did I condu my fclg durin the three years of my probation end tho' the 3ad of the college was fo kind fiequently to admoni me of the &rigor of m 7 ay$, and conjure me, with a tatEerly a&ion, turn from them, and lizei yet I was tb muchblinded with cat. cofiie:ce and I know not what, that i fi:!l continu'd in oFn robeson again the ui. 'et7 and the church, by adhering to king George  the prteflant rebion. Mm?tation tb=efore wa jMg'd by me tem to be the only method- that could be ufed wi fo derpotato a malady; but as all furgeons wi not me into fuch feve{ o.ations, where tEere is not the utmo nccety, it. as not with- out rome artifice that the Fr&t rried his point 1o well aa he did, which was not fo well as he would have done it i for tho' out of fourteen he pre,'ailed upon ten to vote ain me (which ma;ority enough m conference)).or he would lingy have exclud me, neroroe contradceme, to Bia:t my reputafio, entirely i and with that intent We it'out long foe e day of tri came, that ould let a mark upon every one w woted ! do not, dear TzY, fd you this account in rd to raffe yo compaoa tow=ds me$

Ngxtv. Terr.Filhss. 8 9. haps I do not ddirve it; fir i have ten fo much of the world now, that I make it a doubt whe- thera man ought to be pitied for fuffering in de- fence of an, prtv haez'er. At lea,'m y zeal in thole matters is fo much abated titace that time, that I floul have, long ago, forgiven and forgot all tlie hard ufige I exrien- ced upon Party accounts, had I only (who ought only) experienc'd it i but you (ee, that ur gentle men, by flewing too much candour for me, were marked out for vene,nce and percution nor did the tyrannical Pre/'t Farely threat to igma- tize there men, b',t has already fulfilt'd his fevere promis with the fubverfion of acient curiores, and the violation of po;7tive One of there gentlemen having lon ago uifl'd himfel b the fame ;nc{pleg which ffoufed, he ,armor fuffer mne for voting for me, than he did before upon the time account: but the. care oe the ether three is very remarkable, the be- ing all at that time in the fayour of the Preffde?, of different opinions from me, and by their vrm- ciples Oecording to the common cuffore of world) rather prejudie'd again me than for me: but they aed according to Confiioce, nd not accor- ding to Parqi they might perhaps judge too fa- yourably of me i but they judged according to the e of their knowlede they would not their affance to my ruin, for not agreeing with them in matters of fcculaion and indifference nor would they believe what every ma!iciou  tongue reported again me =,itkent It is worth mentioning that one of the tbrev (thus unprejudiced in my fayour) was Dean of the college for mo part, and efpecially the latter part of the term of my probation; that his oce made- him the be 'udge Of my behaviour, how I had perform thd and exercs, obferved the prayers. ' and

9o, Terrat. Filius. N � v, Im(l ther rue$ of the college; all which he de- dared I had done regularly, and without exception. B::t all this did ,'rot �atidy the reven�l prefi- elect, and tile abandoned proftirutes, his creature.'-; they thought it refle&ed upon them that I had fo good a tettimony on my fide, and were refol. red to revenge themfelves on thoik per�ons who in fome meafure, jufiified my charaCter, though they could not preferve my fello,flip. Within half a year after my exclulion, one of the belt livid6 which belon s to that colle e, dropt, g . g and according to 19niority, which uld to be the' ru!e in there cai%'de�cen'ded to one of' there o_entle- rnen but to {het that they were refolvecl t keep, their word, they ave it to a reputed ohig (who tld not appear for me) rther than to hem; fo m placable is the malice of thef.e men, that to grati- fy i, they will 1tick at nothing, not even the pre- letting of a Wi/g to a Tory. Tk, e other vo have been both refuid the tefli- rnardum o the college to recommend them for holy ordr, though they deferve it infinitely' more than multitude (whom I could name)to whom they have lately granted it; indeed they refuth it to no b_.ody (though ever fo ignorant or immoral) who idolizes tkem; one of there gentlemen has fince obtained it, but the other is 1till deprived of it, and ih/fi:rs, beEdes, fevetal oppreflions of amther' nature. It is, Sir, in defence of th-.�e tinhappy gentleme., and to expo�e fuch arbitrary and inhuman mea- fures as h_a,_ve been taken again.q: them, that I give you this tr, ouSle; you will eafily te the hardfldt o� their care, and dittinguifl txtween me ((vho perhap may e guilty of every thing laid to my clmrge) nd ;hqe who voted 'or me, Cupporing me to be i, CC ftt c Whcre-

N '� Terre. Filius. Where is the freedom of luffrages in this, or in. any other care, if pcrfons are to be brow-beaten.. by a tyrant, and told, Vote j, if you darer I'll a .at k upon you, ad talte care that you ]hall haw 50 livings, nor offices, nor pupils, nor tefiimoniums m r college i' Du have liberty, gentlemen, to vote m you pieaft; but look to it, I hz.e the tovoer in my. hands, and ;roe be to him that dares to dif. oblig, me. This is a negative voice with a wimefsi for any !feud of a college, who has poffefFed himfell of this power, by corrupting to his own purpofis a majo- rity of the fallows, (in cotlege where all the are upon an uality) or-a majoriiy of the 13nior .fdL,:v$, (in cotle, where the adminiltration is lodg'd m their hands) is the moll .arbitrary tyrant upon earth i he bribe one part of his fdb=ot in order to domineer over the reit, who mutt either rubmir to. I. oppre'd in this manner, or to be expelI'd, and. give place to thof'e that willi he care not what does, to indttlge his pride or refentment, becauti: he knows he can do any thing with impunity, and. generally without cen�ure; t-'hr if any body com- plains of his tyrannical a&ions, to that it reache his ears, he will make him, as the flying. is, co,n- plain for fome. parpole. This, Sir, is the care of the perfon, ct}'whom I have been �peakingi he. always keeps a majority of votes under his Kirdle i ant[ by that means com- mits all the a&s.of''iolence, fi'au'd,tyranny,and op- preltlon, that either hi pride or his malice can infpJre. In the !0re/nt initante four gentlemen are mark'd out to fall his timrice, for giving one diibbliging vote l fevcral others, who had no votes, have been. for�'d 'to brek .off old friendfhips, or conceal them  To mention my name is a crime; but to write to me, or be in my company, is c?it. ali nay, it has

Teme-Filius. N o' xv. been required of one pcrfon, as a tef, before he cou;d o,taia his DuEr., to dectare that he abhorr'd m Ferfen m well as my principles. ' I am the ]ct o;nce, n'd about this, becau{e I am ,fom'd fom h,ttory, that the time un'elenting, &m:-lifl3ig �pirit reigns in all mokifh locieries, at. el becaufe it s a never:lafim= obfer'ation, That as free as $riefls of_ thi, irt re in firgiving fins tomrot?ted agamfi other teo#e, the' nezer j$rgive any . 7 injuries nor eots u?on themfilves. I am, 2'our hearly friend and veell-roier

N . xrr. Terr,e ,uus. 9  TERR-FILIUS. N O XLVI. In Cute curands ?lu$ attw oerata 7uvent#s, Hot. SATURDA�, 7/'/g 2,2. A V'IN G fpokea pretty fredy in a former paFer or two, of Oxvour man- ners, I find that I have given great of- fence to a large body offine gent!crees there, call'd S,tuTS S one of whom re?nmands me in the following letter lately re- ceived, which is valuable tr tkveral exprcffions, which I ha'e ordered to be printed in a different: chars&vt. To TtRm-Fl LUs. Mr. Prate-space. you h.a'e latcl ojo,ed the t.tblick, .otbbtg is more ]a:dlour andjaucy than your charging our univerfity ith the vant ;f civility a,d good man�ets. Let me tell you, $tr, for all your bve  wclI-brcd, accompliflVd gentlemen in Ox- FORD

O4 7'erre-FiIius. N �oan, as any There i Chriftendom men that &eft as well, ng as Tell, dance as well, and behave every refec as well, though I fay it, as any men 'der the fun. l'ou are the firfi audacious Wit-wou'd that vt.er called Oxvoun a boorifh, uncivilly'dilate ./nd, alerome, &?,you ought to ae ors'd out of all good company for in impudent ?raggi Jackanapes: Oxvou a boorifl lace !  poor wretch ! I am orr for thy ignorance. Who wears fine, lace, or bett. er linnen than Jack F/utter? who has handj$mer te- wigs, or more fafhionable cloaths, or cuts a bolder bofh than Tom Paroquet? where can you find a more handy man at a Tea. Table tha Robin Tattle Or, without 2.anity I may fay it, one that plays bet- ter at Ombre than him, who fuafcriaes himf dr a ratroy to all fuch pim? as thou Valentine Frippery That my Readers may judge the better of Mr. Ieripper),�tter, I will 'gie them a'fhore .de�crip- tion of the man himfelL He is a Sm'r of the 'fn'fl rank, and i one of thot% who come, in their academical undrefi every morning between ten and �dvt. en to Lyne's coffee-houfe  after whi,h takes a turn or two upon the Park, or under Me,ton-g/all, whiI the dull Regulars ate at dinner in their hall, according to flatute5 ab. out one he dines alone in his chamber upon a boL1'd chicken, or rome petti- tores5 after which he allows himfell on hour at leaft to drefa in, to make his afternoon appearance at L)e's' dom whence he adjourns to Hamiltod abotitfi'; from whence (after uting about the room for a while, and &inking a dranv o! citron) he goes to chapel, to fhew how genreely he &eft.es, and how well he can chaunt. Afier prayers he drinks Tea with rome celebrated Toafl, and thn taits ulon her to Maudlin Grove or �aradifi-Ga-

N�Terr.Filius. &, and back again. He ldom eats any and never reads any thing but oveb and When he w!ks the reet, he is eafily diflingui- ed by a ifffilkgovn, which rule in the wind, as he rut. along; a flaxen tie-rig, or fometimesa long natural one, which reaches down below his rump a broad bu-cocle'd ht, or a [quare cap o abov twice the ufuaI fize hite flockings, thin 8pan lea- ther hoes; his doaths }in'd with tawdry fiIk, and hi irt ruffed down the bofom as well as at the vs. Betides all which marks, he has a delicate jaunt in his gait, and tinelis very phl,phic,lIy of elTonco. This is a tre &fcription of my cormfpon&nt and I leave the reader to judge, whether this is pro- perly good breeding, or ridiculous grimace, and in- conliflent coege p er There is I agree with .  y. not, . Frqbe, a deficiency of this fort of politen Oxvi out a man, in my opinion, may be iIl-manner'd under a filk govn, and do very uncivil hings, though he wears lan ruffes., f-or inflance, why may not one of there e?liare ,I fparks damn all rangers, or knock them on, (provided he has a mob to defend lfim,) as well as a ragged fe[vitor 'ver the better'bred Dr being better clad  Or good manners eonfi in tOs or filk fiockins l That a gay fuit of doaths often hides a bad skm. and that altght ig lets off a dirty countenance. I am well ough convinced i t that they can hide too a Otude of ru&n 0 and i manne.. or atone for �m. is what I never yet read either in hob true. or rb bane hil�oPky I ould not. formy part. pp p . . . like a kith of the breeh eer the better for hawng from a red-topt oei nor do I think that a bro}e head world mart the lets, tho' it wee to be wih a clouded can.

96 Terr, e-Filis. N �. I know it is .n bard thin to make any of my g wary readers balieve that Beaux can be .quarmfomci but I can affure them, upon the word and honour of an Engtifl autl:or, that five or ]ix years ago, rome twenty or thirty of theti Oxford froarts did ac"tually frighten tl, ree or four poor-fpiited foreigners, and kick a tresbyterian /a5o out o a coffee-houte. My e,r hends thef marts have another very fcurvy trick. Would they be content to be fopptfh and igno- rant thernteives, (which t;:ems to be their tolcliudy and ambition) I could fieely forgive them  but they cannot forbear laughing at every body, that obeys the flatutes, ancl differs from them i o (as my cor- ref?onded expreffes it, in the proper diale of the place) th:t does not cut as bola a bofh as they do. They have fi:iy, for the molt part, very good a5raoci but when they walk together in bodies, as tl,ey often do,) how impregnable are their forheads . They point at every foul they meet, laugh very loud, and whitper as loud as th hugh. iemme, Jack, there goe a prig' Let us blow the pulp/up. Upon which, they fhre him full in the rice, turn him from the wall he paffe; by, and let up an hoO.iaugb , which puts the plain, ravo o;'ice oat of countenance, and occa- lions great triumph amongtt there tarodry dq}e. y l toe $ . There is, I coy. leO. one thing in which theafore- fiidgorvnme are very courtly and ell-br'ed; I meau lvaymg their deists' for you are not to fippote they wea. :il th!s rich drayery at their o'vn �ro?cr cos and ct:argcs i all teSx^xs in Oxvo a e no,'. kioblemei.-', and Gcntleme-co,n,o,,er:,, but cb, iefly tvno cannot at3od to be t-,u =ny !o:�than their me cers. taylor., J]2oe ma3er:, and periig-mal:er$ will tt�k with ekere; which, wow and en ia three or four years i after

N XLV. Terr,e. Filiss. they ufh off', and return, likemeteors, into thefam &lcurity from whence they afore. I have obrved a great many of the trfitor opling, who came to the univerfit7 with their thers ru , old country farmers) xn hnfey-,vofe ( y . coat,, greafy fun-burnt heads of hair, cloutcd floe, arn ockings, Sapping hats, with filv hat-band nd long muffin neckcloths run with red at the bottom. A month or two afterwards I have met them with ob-ig 'and ne 3oes, Oxrd-cut  a monfi or two more after this, they appeared in dr et cloaths and or ed florkings  then in t e- rigs and rtes and then m fi(k gom  till by degrees they were metamorphofid into cornpleat Staxs, and damn'd the old country putts, their fithers, with twenty foppi airs and eflicu]ations. g To or th?ee years afterwards, I have met  the time perfons in gowns and cacks, walking with demur: lk and an holy leer  lb mfy (as a learned divine Bid upon a,nite deent aafin) i the tranfition from dancing to ?reaching, and from the green to the pulpit  To conclude, Oxroa daily increas in fine cloaths and fine buildings  never were rick-layer6 trpenters taylor6 and erivig-makers tter in- cou3aed there  every day difcovers a new or a ew flone-all. find 'if you will ill ask whether gaod manners and karmhg increafe pro- portionably, I have a very good anfwer to give )'ou--on omni pumm orenet. /L In imitation of the learned Dr. Yiddes, thor of the apolcgy for the Duke of Bud:ing- k, amfljire's epitaph, in anf'.ver to a fre-thinker, Terro:.Filim thinks fit to declare, that he wrote the letter from Valentine Zr?ery himt!f, in order to introduce his thougtits upon this fub- je& the better. VOL. !l. F T E R 1.-

7'err, e-F)lius. TERR-FILIU$. N �II. egleti urenda filix innaritur agri$. 'rE D N E 5 DAY, 7tJ?'/e 2.(. Defign in this Paper, according to a for- mer promWe, to Fre�ent the Reader with a timple of the ttatutes of the univer. fity of Oxvonr, with rome remark; upon them, and how they are obferved. The firfi (a) flatnee relates to term and .-tion, appointing when they fhai1 begin, and wlx,r. ncl; it alfo appoints publide Prayers at St. and a latin rmon at the beg!nning of every term: all which are tolerably ob]rv d. As is likewifi: the (b) prona, which relate to matriculation, the 1%s, ,remonie$, and onditicm thereof. Tiere is a () ttatnte which requires all'fcholars to be admitted into rome rolhg, or halli and forbids them to board or lodge in any private ho 0 (with- out the fpecial leave of the chancellor or vice-ch.n- cellor) under the penalty, that whiltt"they alI fo vard or lodge, they {hall not enjoy the privileges the Tit. Z. $eO, , (0 Tit. $��t. 0, (0 Tit. I?

N o 7'err,.Filius. ' 99 the univer/Y  and the, if they gro contuma- cious, they fl2aIbe mpri)ned or 3anifle 4 at the dif- cretion of th chancellor or vice-chanceor. Indeed I never knew any fcholar board ae a zte hou but I ave known them to lodge in private hau, without richer the vhanelior or vice. }baneeor's leave; nor did I ever hear of any l.r's being impri)ng or baffh'd, or orherwifi nixed upon that account. The time (d) atute appoinrz what tore of per- fons the Tutor flould be and ordains, that no per- bn all be a Tutor, who ha not taken a degree in tome faculty, and is not (in the judgment of the Head of the college or ha to which he belongs) nan of ap?roved IearniJg, ?robicy, and decere rejt- I am aaid all the Tutors .in Oxvo cannot and this ted 3 but a the Head may pkad, that they were mi akin in their 'udgment, I cannot charge  . .I . . . them with m a&al wolaton o ths atute. Next to there fuccds a numar of (e) tutes concerning the zblik Le,rt in all ficultles3 ap-

,ointin with the utmoexanefi, hre they

d, hen he flall read, ,ht they all read, �y riley all read and to hom they all read. allthere (as I have frequently obferved) arealmo totally negle&ed; out oftven publickleures, not tb0ve thre or four being obferved at all, and they not fiatutably obfirved  for the auditor,  ho long to theftme college with the leure' in any ficul- y, do not wait upon him to the hool, where reads, andMck again, as they ought todo Jr, that not one in tm goes to he there nor do ey (who do attend) take dn hat th F z (4) $0;; :. (,) Tit.IV: Se,,  a 21, q O',

.Teme-Filius. N �ear in varlting i neither do they (i believe) diliger, 0 read over the fame author at kome, vabich the 'Nick ofeffor w:dertok to explain; nor are tons punifl'd (as the fiatutes require) for any xhffe omitohS. After 'there follows mother long train gbout thking of Dtgree, which in my papm on that [ubie, and upon dptatiom, I hare pro. ve to  equay negle&ed or nfigmficant. I  therefore to the (f) fiatute, which ordain a publick a to be kept every year. This is nov; in a mner quite worn oti for, of late, tle:e 'has not b a publick . above once in ten -elve ysi and then only upon extraordinary' occafions, fuch as a Rfforation, or rome of the Churrh; the Ia that we had was upon th: !orious Peace in  71 z. an rx which the uiver- j?j Dons were refolved to commemorate, even e exnce of obfer'ing their flatutes. But they would not, however, be too pun&l in rtorming their duty i and therefore opt -mouth of Werra-Filius (who is a atutable ornter  tNs olemnity) having intelligmce that he de. 'iiD'd to utter iomething in derogation of the re. v=end . Vite-&nteor. To conefs the uth, there is e (g) '}nfitle& a ftatute to &prO Oa&m i the ,i3s ?erm'd at thq times. Which is rigidly 9' terv'd. vy few of m eceffors having . . YP . e8 expulfion upon thffe occafions; for t ''ed by this tute, that'i any peffon all re- 'vile t Gvemmtnt of the uiveq, or any wte man't rqutatio, with rOrfhes,flo, sented iefis, r oq dcovtr an anclinafion 4 .ing it, 'le_am be con, ened bere th vice-chansei' , I0r,

N ,�rx-Filiuso:. tot, as a difi, rber o] e the public} peace, and be pu.,- ni.[h'd as he .[hall think fit, rith imprilonmcnh pub-- lc: recantation, or expulfion. From hence let the Reader judge, what a dange- rus poll ours is, tho' truth is never fo plainly on-, our fide. The next thtute I hall mention, is that which �.joins the hebdomadal meeting of tlie ttead of' r:Jege and halls, by which, "They are obliged "to amb!e together at forne fixed plac. e, every "Monday thro. aghout the year in vacation.time "as well as m term-time, to confult the wcI- "fire of the univerfity, and to enquire/vhether "the !tatutes av.d cuftoms of it are regularly oh- "�erved." I am afraid my friends the fculIs do not obferve this l!atute �o well as they ough.r, though it was recommended to them by that p- ous prince (for wlom we ought to retain fo great a veneration).King Charles the firfL � The (h) fiatgte concerning f_cholaflick Habits injoin � all per�on (except the forts of Lords who have rote. inparliament) to wear doaths of a blackor dark brown colour, and to a:oid rery thing that flyours of pride or luxury partcu!arly it forbids them to.ar the? hair too long, or to curl it. I leave it to thole fmart gentlemen, who frequent Lyne's coe-hou{ in fill,-' gowns, tie.,igs, hat, and ruffles, (as mentioned in., my lad) whether this ttatute is duly obferved. We come now to the-(/) lhtute concerning the ref?.ct hich juniors are to fl, ero to the/dniorsi ac- cording to which every undergraduate is bound to tny all becoming deference to a btrhelor of as by ,givieg him the Dper place, a, hen they happe..n. to .be in compa together i by going out of the rhet he meets ttm ir, the fireet  by pulling off' hi cap F 5 (*) Tk; XIV. S�. , () Tit. XV. Se, z,

I02 Terr,e.Fitius. N xr at a due difiance, a falutSng him very in hke manner a batchclot of artt is to repe& resfief of arts, and a m4er f srts'a door. This atute is ill obfirved by umlergraduate wrds the doors and mafier-feos of their own cdteges; but in the univerfity it is flmo totall 7 fufed. There is alb a (k) atute that no fibular (efpe- ci,a!tr the juniors and u,dergrMu.teO fla ialeff about the city or fuburbs, nor e fien in flreets, nr in the publick mket, nor at a war Czrfax, cared Penn[eft Bench, nor in the of dry townfm r mechanicks. But if this fid- cute was obrv, I &fire to know how it comes to  that there i$ fuch a numerous body of men  oxvouu, caed Lingerers d Loungers. Thee is another (I) tute that nofiholar& what- ever l be prent at the tiffam or aes, either of the ci or coun; which is as much fieglecd as y oI e re; though I cannot e any great hrm in it, only that it is brnch of a fidcute. Thee are alfo (m) fiatute to prohibit all fcho k$ of what kind or degree fver, from frequent hg t,men' houfe: by day or by night $ an3 pr- fily om fiequenting any ekns, eoos-fla ms, or other pubhck houf wlthm the umverfi- ty, or the predn&s thereo in which wine, or any other liquor, or tobacco. is commonly fold, d& very vere naltics, cfchlly if the perfun offending is a TuToR. I am at alofs to detem?ne whether the obrva- tion of there flatute$ is more neglecd than they axe unrfomble  but this I can fly, that lithey are goo () Tit. X�. $e&. (.') Tk, XV, $�&. . Tit,

gootl ftatutes, the young men are not the grate' 0finfiers herein. he laa (n) Iatute I all mention, and he bea of the whole cargoe, is that again prohi- bid Gzs part of which I beg lve to quote in the very words. It gins in this dable manner: Statutum eft, uod thdars, cujufcun ue confii ttons, abfiineant ab omnt lufm gentre, ccunia concertatur, veluti a lufu talorum, & chartarum piarum, net nn a lufu globorum tn privatis oppid,,o,.um areia, hortifqu ; nec hqf. madi pablictx tucibm, per aatuta regni prohibith, terrier. In Englithus: It i decreed that a fchotars, of whtfoever con- - &ion, 3nil abfiai from  )rta of Game,, hich � are ?laf d)r Money, as Dic, and Cards b'om Bowls in the private bowling-greens or gardens 3 a town men5 nor a the be ?refint at any uch game, a are prohb:td by th lsws of the land. Such a atute as thi ews the winore. of authors, jult concluded, thae the' tol&radon of Gaming world be of the uto ill eonrequence ' in a fimin/of lrning; tha t woufi.mcourage the yaung en not only to mifpeM the time, and: neele& the:r udies, but to fquander away their m0ney, and penps in themfelves migh(tho' fuch a thing is very likely) intice Come 0f the old ones to embezzle the publick money of the univfity, which is intrufed in their hands,. to ,gratify this defru&ive appetite. To fay that co.l:ience, or honour, or common honefly would reftrain them, is nonfenCe; .nothing can reftrain a thorough.bred Gametier; all ties and obligations give way to this agreeable itch of the elbo:. F , Thi () Tit. XV. $&. 7'

Terve-Flius. N �his therefore is an excellent ftatute, I wifl I could fly that it was tolerably obferved 5 for of In:,: years tle tp:r:t of Gaming has no where preva:k.a more than in o)'grd, and (what is more remark:. ble) amongft tl,efiniors of the univerfity. I cannot indeed fly that the univetfity has had very gre.?t !offes upon this account, becaufc I do not hear tint e complains. But if Gaming had no other fii ccnfequcnces than the fetting of a bad example to the youth there, it ought for that reafon only to bc reftrained; for according to the poet, $i d.mnofa �enem jurat alta, ludit e3 ke. 13ullatus, parvogue eMem novat arma fritillo. The fame ttatute prohit;its them nifo from hun- ting deers hares, or ionits, with dogs of any ferrets, nets, or toils; and from carrying gm:s ,or ero3-bows, or ufinv hawks  which is nifo frequent,y vi(htecl; but thi' does not give me half fo much die uneafine as the 13ox and  for what fignifi�s a little toachi, or the robbing of an hm.roofl now and then, to the infinite etil$ which. Gaming is teen every day to produce ? To, conclude5 if any one will give, himfell the troub:e to look into ferjeant lVlI.t.�us s account of' Camtutu-, he will find, that the fame negle& of atutes is co.mphine of there, and that the fame Rqrmation s wifl'd for by all impartial judge.-', nd true lovers of learning. TER-

Terre-Filiu. TERR-FILIUS. N o XLVIIL_,. t tropius fp. ettu lacrymofi ?oemata Pu?pi. Hot, Sar uua', june 9. To. Ta t a zz-F z z. z u , SIR  my ]ait I gave you, from the eond '  fion of, his LeSures, a fpecimen of ML {[ I 1 Tr--p s polite latin, and great skill in Gore liments. Give me leave from fom  aWes.in hisbra.mule, to furni yon . with a few inaans of kis excellent Judgment ?oetry. From above five hundred blunders in that a lauded tra ed , I all pck out. three or-four PP  Y. . the moa egregious, and take the hberty to ma my remark upon them. In the fir place then The grand Seignior is fuppofed in the play to hay, Io ua, and t part of his richea territorito..-. Thi, amefulcampaign being over Fyrrhus, hi; Vi, , returns to Cofiantinoplei where at fir. he ia little brow-beaten i but upon his produeing a par:. N hia juStcation, figa'd by the chief oc=s of.hi,

Teme-FiIhg. army, (which if a foul of them had rcfugd to have tit his hand t% he had keen ttrangled on the fpot: upon this forty proof of' his innocence, ! fly) that fcol his mailer forgives him, embraces him hearti!y, and 1truts off the ltage with this prepolterous rant,

Whi/. P rrhus ines in arms,

, wide domiuionJ all the world o er-run, d my ?ale Cret&nt brighten to a Sun. Fain would I be inform'd by anymuffulman alive ,'except the mu{}i, whole word I won't take for a [:rat5 tin'thing} whether this be really their Iogick in the feragao. Ths General of mine, quoth the ful- tap., could not five me a tingle town i ergo, he'll be fare to conquer me the whole world. He is not to e.t a Rogue as he was reprefented to bej ergo, 11 make me a great, great Emperor. My wide dominions ]hall the =orld o'er. run, nd my Faie crefcent brighten to a �un. To underil-.,.nd this un in heroicks, (for Bays himfeLl never made a better) you muff call to mind that a balf-mooJ is the Turki.3 arms. hay carry that along wth you, and let us lay the fcene in Irelsnd; which5 you know, keats for arm an harp. Suppole then that Rodrirk O-conner, or any other of its petty lrinc% hrd once upon a time made himfell afler of the whole idarid. Shortly after the gli]h in. vade it, overthrow his genera131ac-�helim, and force thisttibendan monarch to keep his court knee deep in a bog. Thither goesblae-Phelim, findshis prince a liule ,4itmnt!t.d, and in order to pacif him, peals to his own officers whether he had been gui:ty tf the teatt mircarriage. By my oul, no! fwears his lieutenant. I am glad on't with all my heart, ,r'ies hi.mae. i �o they buff, and are friends, and then

N �rri-Filim. thea a fix for tle orld, boy; we'll o'er-run it all; and moreover---- buy our fdves a ne rout of arms. For fince m. Phelim ;uckles on his fw.o,'d, I'll make t world acknowledge me tts lord, ,And turn my' Harp into a Harpficord. txit Roderick O-Conner cure But the end of this a&-is admi/able good lqnp and rublime, in com?arifon of the end of the third, I'yrrhus is like to loft a mitre�s that he thought him�elf'cock-�ure of: upon this he hauls in by head and fhoutders a fimiie ttolen from the beginning of Ivlr. Dryden's ,,Ill for love, and barbaroufly murders it by way of taraphrajL - Mr. Dryden's worcls are there. ilartents ad prodigies are grovtn j6 pti#ent That they have l their name. Or fmitflNile. 1ow'd o'er-the wanted fiafin with a trent. So nne eed, and o wodrm$ fierce, That the wld delnge enook the hafie  Ev'n of the hid: that at&'d #: men and beafi re born aboe tke tots of tree$ that gre On tb' utm margin $f the water. mark. Tfien it  fwft an eJb, the flood. droe ward:, It i t om uMneatb the real herd: ere monfirom Pho pted on the faken Dolphins here itb tbew broad Zay laing the departing aves : hard by St-morfl, fiomlring in the fiimy W'd up their hea, a 'd tke Ze Yhis i, mute it , <d bnutifal to the higShe, re. Wrp'a fecond-brewd balderda runs thus.' ?yrrba: tdb you, that ha-..ho whi

Terne.Fiiius. N o to the clouds, have fail'd him all. on a fudden5 and gos on thus-- Mark the beauty of the language. Pyrr. $o have I heard with equal �bbing prodioufiy the fed voit.hdrew, - Mnd quite Sefencdef left the Italy Zhe Dolhim, hicb e while ith wanton rlde, 8read their broad s, ad lafl/d the tide. Vain 4ay'd ,a fuck the faithlefi flood, th heaving gis, d tumbled in the mud. find Whes, wNch with teir trunks the could rch, The waves of a man's hopes that carry his wiflcs  pick-back to the skies, mull be huge ones--But let that S_have mY h�s hofi aves e'erwhile ran o'er, t ,rind to the skies my tow'ring oiJ'hes bore, Ren?ed and !ft me !anting on the j'hore. I tNnk you againand ag.ain, m! dear Mr.t?er- E'erwhile I read your poetry, and I'vore, � ':ras fucb damn'drink, I'd never read it mont. Who the devil wod, that ever read that cuffedline? .and Whales, that vith their trunks the fiars could WMt lilly dogs-are, the folks in (7reenlan,t, to live fix months in the dark, when they might fo eafily help themfelves? Let 'era but procure a large drag- mr, a wide'and might/large one, large enough to catch

N XLVIII. 'erF,'..il$; Ie? catch all ,the Whales about the country, and I']l bet my belt hat to a half-penny, they'll be able to know black from white the whole year round. Never talk to me about-the courfe of the fun, your �oper- nitus's, your lgevtom's, and your God knows whole fyllems: I tell. yeu, 'tis owing, and entirely owing to the Whales, that there people live fix months i. obfcurity: were it not for them, I don't know but they might be as bright fellows as we at Oxford. But thole abominable montters keep fiiiing and fpouting about, extinguifl the ttars, pop-gun with their huge trunks the poor confee!lotions, and turn the milky way into a tick pout. I-Ii,v il!a tenebro. Hence it is that ne'er a watchman in Greenlaml, o Nova gembla, can cry--1'aft two a-dock, nd g. fi. ar-light morning. atnd?ales, which ith their trunks the fiars coufl The aves of. a Grand Vifier's ho?es, .the fins of an EleFhant  and the. horns of a Salmon, I have al: ready by me:'that new unheard-of curiofity, the tunk of a Whale, I am promus d by a dutch sktp per againt next $e?tember. Poor man! I am for- ry he fhould lore his labour i iut I am terribly afraid that I/hall be forc'd to return it upon. his hands. If it a/tua!ly reaches to.the fiars,..I don't know how to give it houfe-room; my cabinet being �ome few ttofies lower than the tower of Babel. However now'I think on't, I'll cut it out into muy- poles., d furnilh half the village in llngland with dauca. ng lolts,

xxo Terrte.ilius. N O X-L To enumerate all the abfurdities in this play, would be edlefs  ! fhall inftance one more, and tb take my' leave of it. I-ali and CuproB cut one another's throats in a dud, and both die upon the flage. So,man, the new gran,d Seignior, en uiring after them, is thus an- liver d by one of hs Officers. Offic. Royal Sir, 'Ti12 no roe fear'd to tell you, that your friends ./Ire y each other flain m tingle combat, Contending for the vifier's office. So!ym. Ha ! $.4yJt tinu ? what, ;n hands ? 'lea, verily! anct a new blunderbuff into the bar- in. No body was by when they fought5 they 'd immediately,.as I hid before  they had been perle& friends, and expir'd without telling any one how they came to difagree: fo that, for aught this pragmatical officer knew to the contrary, they might :nkk one another about a bottle of fl/erbett, or a et of flrawberries. Hadso,man, initcad of his ha .' ohat fay]it thu ? -- ak'd him this honeit que- llion. -- Now know'f thou They dy'd contending for the vifier's office? he muft have been non?lull, or have riy'cl: -- May't piefie your m_ajy, The romter heard it all and told m�-fo, Dixir,' in hoc vbis t atticare degs#tiam I Is not this /rofe.Tkr of ours an old dog at the drama.? Certain]! fo iafcrrs in poetfir, and orators m

N �t v   . Terre-�ilius.   : p----t, o place can vie wit,h Oxf. or.d; and to come even with this gentleman, Ill pu:lom, as well' as he, from Mr. Dryden, and conclude with this lrayer: On all their party may this ;leffiug light, To talk like R.--ny, and like Tr--p to write. I.am S I R, leour$) C, JEROBOAM. TERRJE-FILIU$. N�Xo.

l/it bonus eft tuiJ ?

confulta P au, etui lge, jura!uervat. tohn', college at Oxford is a foe!ety, r which I have f9 great a.veneratmn, that I take all oppartunities of tran�mit- ting to p. oflcrity every thing that i, cu- rious or memorable concerning it. What I:have at prelnt to communicate, is the ,a&.tcr,.wlaich the venerable .ou!1der of that co!- leg

Terr,e-Ft7iu. N o XLI lege, Sir Thomm White,nt to hisfd/2ws and j%olar,; which is fo full of godly exhortations and fatheft 7

tile&ion, that I think it cannot be a difagreeable

terrainmerit to any of my virtuous readers. a Mr. P R E St t Z T, the Fellows.and Scholars. of st. Jom B.,?.?ir Cd]ege, in Oxon. Mr. Prdident, with the Fellows ad Scholars, "1 Have me recommended unto you, even flora " the very bottom of my hea:t, deftring the Ho.'y "/%q may reft Won you, until the end of the "world  and deftring Imi htv God, that ever  "one of you may time one another as brethren5 and e You to a?ly 'our learnin, and fo "I fhall defir ....... g_ . . ' doing, God .flall give you his hiefling both m tiffs "world, and m the world to come. And iurther- "more, if anyflrife or variance do afire among you, "Ifla!l.defire you, for God's love, to pacify it, a "muchas you may i and thatdoin3g, I put no doubt "but God ]hall ble/i every one of'you. And this "fnan be the laf letter that ever I write unto you, "and therefore I fnaI1 deftre every one of you to , take a copy of it for my fake. No more to you "at this time, but the Lord have you in his keep. ' "ing, until the end of the world. Written the fe- �' yen and twentieth da of eanua , One thoufind y ._ ry "five hundred fixty ncl fix. I ddire you all to pray "to God for me, that I may encl. my life .with lZ - ,' fienee, and he may take me to hi mcface. Ob' .ff. nno Sstutb  f66. �t, tat. ft  z. ELIZt, Bl!rlt� rtgni ogtn.o,  undecimo 8/t FebruariL  me $i Tho. hite, grit. derman of London, and Foun- der .of st. Joha Bapt. Coil. Oxon.

l �X. Terre-Fifius. What a truly .primitive and chrittian �pirk is here difcovcr'd ! a.fptit worthy of tb d!ufive and munb. ficent a benefacq:or! Who could more paflionate!y exprefs his concern for the wdfareofmankind, and the honour of God ? The great foul of Sir Thomas.. Wlite, who�e memory few dries and co,'poration in E,xcL,D ha,e nr rome renfon to ble, breaths in every line, and proclaims the author of it to be a perfon who had devoted the whole tenour of hi life to piety and good orks. I can never read it without a fort of religiomen. thufiafin  I. fancy my fell thrown back into rome dillant, g91den age, before fraud and eorruptio were clhb!ifled amon ft men and wl:en the love ofour fellow-creatures, and the hap?inefs o[ potterity pre- vailed over all perfonal gratificatiom. Nei?er can I help being tBfuIerfi. itiom (if it mull be ca!ld fuperflition) as to believe that the fervent zeal of this righteous man has a very fenfible eff-e&; for I muff impute the preterit flourifljing condition of that college, the brotherly. love which is to be feen.. amonger itsmembers, thetr great.application to learn- ig, their hat'red of/rife and variance, their indultry in peace-making, and above all, their dntereiled in- tegrity in the adminittration of he college, to his devout prayers, that God would blefi them, and thai; the Holy Ghofi avould reft upon them. Indeed, if there lhould ever ariti a I'erj3n, who, whiter he enjoys the benefit of this foeiety, fhould have eitlxer the. .,:i//to attempt, or the power.to per- petrate -any thing contrary .to the latt dying intreaties of fo good a man, and fo mdutgent a benefactor, no name could be found equal to his guilt, and no pu- niflment fuflici. ent to attone it: he mutt firlt of all, tim up his bowels againer all compaflion, and rub- due the di&ates of eonfcience and honefly; he mutt reje& the hieflag of God, which his founder be- queathed him and defpife the affiltance of the Ho 0

N�IX, Ghofi i he mutt in'ol'e himtill in the Mackeft, ingra. tituric, the highell facrilege and moil: confirm d hard. neff of heart. But as no fuch infamous abadn'd �ern has yet ari/en, let us firmly hope that fuch a monfler will never ,afire; and it the time time humbly implore Almighty Go 3, that, in his great mercy, he will ei- tker t;affer no xtuch m!.9reams to fpring up among us, or defeat their attempts. We c.?nnot judge how happy the members of St. Jon:,.'s college have a/ways been under their for- mer and pre,�nt Governor, better than byreviewing the feveral benefactions which they have received tinct the foundation of' their college, and by confidering how faithfully they have been applied. yotm carl, do&or of phyfick, in the year :602. gave one hundred pounds, to buy an Ellate of five Founds per .g. nnum, to be divided between two llu- dent fellows in divinity, who are to be nominated errcry year de net. o, at the difcretion ox* the prudent and the ten fenlot fellows. In the l, ear  5'8o, Walter iv/f/s, citizen and Mer- ebunt. Taylor of London, gave an annuity of riven ounds, risc ]billings, and eig- ht penve, to be dil[ributed amongit five indigen fchclars in divinity; which is now paid to this college by the company of' Met. hant-Taylors, according to the will of the tot. The Lady, Mary May gave five potends a-year, as a /tipend for a theolzgica.  leglure in this college: but Wood flys that this benefac7ion (without mentioning ho,) las been long tinct loll. Hugh bled�. citizen and Merchant-Taylor of Lon don gave, by rill,fifty pounds, to maint"hin onefiho- lar, for erer, .,,lnno  Sir Richard Let, of Kent, derired tvnty_ flillings a-year, for the maintenance of one poor �cholar, 68. Geo;ge

N?xxx. Terr,e-Filius: I I George I'alyn, citizen of Zon,don, in the year 1609. .,,ave three hndred toumls, to buy an annuity of fix- teen poun.:ls per annum, for a perpetual exhibtmn to four poor tcholars in arts, to each four pounds a- year, as long as hey continued in college, or until they ould take the degree of batthdor in divinity. Whomas Pardyne, citizen of London, in the yeae i6 3. gave an exhibition of ten pounds t,er annum to three poor fcholars, (vi,) to one four pounds a- year, and to the other tvo three pounds a-year,to ch. He paid this money himif as Iongas heliv and at his decea gave tu, o hundred pounds, to buy lands to the time value for ever. Sir ['iam Craven Knt. and alderman of London, gave the reory of Creek in Nonhamptofldre,nno 6I. Galfrd Z!es Efq al&rman of Loudon, devd by will, one hundred poun nno obn Rixman, of MaideaheaJ, in Berkire, for- merly fallow ofthi covge, gave one hured Pound,,.. nno x 6 z o. he.Iady evet gave one hundred Pounds,. was pard by her Executors, nno x 6 3. yoh uckeri&e, Bimop of z&, gave five ounds to redeem certainhnds, the incomeofwhxch. was to be divided equally among a the fellows and frholars. Sir ;am Paddy Knr. gave, by will, to thou- )nd and eight hundred Pounds, for ipends to an r- gang, eight tinging. men, and four chorers : what was left he order'd to be apply'd to repair the organ whenever there O. ould be occafion, and to buy books for the library, excepting twenty thillings [or a fea (called in the }tniverfity a Gaudium) upon the anni- ery day 4 his death, and twen illings more O' Thi was given Mnno Sir

Sir Robert Dg Knt. and alderman of gave one hw:drcd pounds, which was paid by hisex- ecutors, for the up of the college, .,,Inno 63+. George Be;, citizen of �onim, gave ne thou- fad [ou&, with which an crate was bought to the value of fif,ty pounds per ./!nnum, which was order'd to be apply d in the following manner, viz. To the toent fenior fellows, next to the ten/bntors , one ound y and one flilling per annum to each betides the allow- ance of the Founder: to all the reft of the next to thc�e toenty, to each fourteenfii.lings per an- num, and to the Probationers thirq fhillings in like manner. This was given zlmo  6.6. l{&iiiam Laud, Archbifi:op of Canterbury, betide.; the re;'enues of the new quadrang',e, which wa tuik at his exlnce, gave, by w:II, five hundred poun& for the u�e of the fe&w for ever. r451liam uxon, Archbifiiop of Canterbury, gave riven thoundiouads, with which were bought lands to the value of three hundred and tiff tounds per . Y nurn, out of the revenues ofwhcheveryfd/0 and fiholar, betides the allowance of the Founder, is to have fix psnnd per annum, and the reftdue is to /i/ssp for the ufe of the college, .,lnno  66;. ,Tobiat Ruffat Efq; gave ne thoufnd pounds to buy an ell_ate of fifty pounds per anntsm which he order'd to be dittributed in tl:z t%llowing manner

  • iz. To thirteen of the Ioorefi fe&ws of the. college,

who haveno ecdefiafiical pre rment, college-office, nor lur, for that year, thre pounds a?i�cei to the Dean of divinio'forty fhillings i and the time �um to the Dean of civil law; who are obliged to make two orations agoinit rebellion the ltter on the z3d of Oc7ob:r and thefrmer on the zoth f anuary o the Dean: of arts tlree pounds aFiecei to the mo- dr.;tors in arts three pounds apiece i to a fellovo or fcko!ar, {or an oration on the 3oth of January, ten fl'Iings i and in like manner to a ]e//0:v or fchotar, for

N �. Terra-�iSus. for an oration on the 9th of May, ten fhillings; This was given, .,4nno x665'. Thee was formerl a corn laint a ain the re Y, P. g P - tent Head for not appffing this bcnefa&ion as he ought; but it is ell known with how much honour he c!ear'd himf'elf from that charge. William Bell, doctor of divinity,, and :formerly' fellow of this college, gave five hundred pounds, lnno : 6 7 . Dr. Guibbon, the famous phyfician, and formerly fellow of this college, gave the perpetual advow�on of the re&ory of Beverly in Torl,,flire. It is expe&ed that the time worthy perfon, having no children, will prove a greater benefa&or when he dies and do doubt, the DoCtor fleeing how juflly they apply other legacies) will make good thdr epe&a- tlons. The revercM Dr. Waple, late re&or of St. pu!cbres, left alto a conliderabte �um to buy ad- vowjbns of i/v:ngs, and to maintain a catechetical 'leCture. Having given a lif of the{ beneft&ions, I leave it to the confideration of every member of that col- lege, whether they are all fl:ill difributed iu the maw her dire&ed by the refpeC:tivc benera&ors.

Teme.�iliu.. TERRaE~FiLIU$. N o L. D,: vo;iam Coryis, vexat te55ra Columbas. H ^ T I may keep he promil' whicI ! rome time ago made to my readers, I dcfign, in this taft paper, to give them art account of the rife, prngret, and final difl'olmion of the co]tituticn-cluJ a club, which ought always to be rememred with honour, both on account of the number of perfore of the greateft quality, merit, .and reputation, who were members ot: it, and of tl/eglorious oppofition which they made againft the tyrannical and difloyal powers of the univerfity of' Oxford. During the latter part of the Qeen's reign, the W!3igs and Tories in Oxford conver,'d indifferenrhr and pe._ceabt7, together.-DifFutes about politick were then tiidom heard of names of reproach and dillinC'ion were generally laid aft.de; and the heat of party zeal feem'd to be near exunguifl'd. The Totlet were delighted and fatisfied in enj6ying wh.at the/' .wanted i and the Whigs were not very uneafy m wan.ng what they ought to have enjoy'& As the formerof the�� were fo civilas not to talk much of xhe t'rtender; fo the latter, with no Iefs civility laid but little about the Ele&or of

.N �rr,e.Filius. 9 But no fooner had his prefent Maiefv �ucceecl necefirychange amongfi 1s mimers, but war and deruion were denoune d again fil Perfons, who fivour'd either the new fucceon, or the new change: nothing was now to be &rd among tM Tories, but trmagant encomiums onthe Pretender, and his perjur'd adherents 3 and the moil virult re&ives a ainfi the Kin and his faithful g. _ . g fiiends.' All the wt, and mrth, and malice of the party was vented ia treafonab lSels, longs, and lampoons upon the Government. As for the igs, the now- envied and hated hig, as many as could  difco- rer'd, were marked out for viaires to the revenge and fury of their adverfiries. If ever they air'd out of their colleges, it was not without danger, and hazard of their lives. In the reets, and all ublick places, they a'ere lure of being mohb'd and infulted by ho!� crowds of the gown'd and un- gown'd rale. In this condkion and temper was the univerfitv, when feveral Io) algentIemen of me whom.captain homasand he re'erend Mr. t  deterve to be particularly memnon d)confidcrms that it was not loer poffble for the Whigs, tithe% with the fafety of fleir peffcns, or confidently with the faith and afterion to his ma)eay, to con- verfe with the To,'ie6 agreed to brm ehemfe';x. es into aciety, which was to meet to ether once eve- . g y week, and to be calld the 0' this roddy all perfops were to bq admitted who were well aad to hts Majeay king Geavge, and wer ot below the degree o a &t;helov  arts in theuniverfity. Amongk other good effe6s which

he &bliflmene of ffch a locitry was like to pro-

uce, this in paaicular was chiefly intended  to !tivae an intimacy and friendflip between the Whigs, who by thi; means, would be more ca[

Terre-Filius. N ble of afllfiing lnd fupporting one another on any occation, atd would be more zealous and a6tive in the de{ence of o happy Conltitution againIt all its oppofers. Nor were the intentions of thet gentlemen in the lealt difappointed- for both the Members of the �onfl#ution-dub, who �oon increas'd to a very con. riderable number, and the other inferior Whigs of the uni.'.eqfity, ha.ring =11 contraded an acquaintance wtn one another, did not fail, on every Opportuni- ty, to profet their loyalty and :ff-ec'lion to king George l to aWert 'his title to the crown, upon the true and rational foundation of thelate glo?ious woNtioni to confate the lye b and detect the forge. ties ofthe Trie$ i and to oppofe the tditious attempts o' that wicked and ab�urd faction. The univerj;Dy. as might be expeed, was nora little alarm'd and enrag'd at the infotent loyalty it was tti?d) of the Whigsl. .nd theonflitutin.&b being found guilt)' of fairing this moil: e,iI fpirit of Io?'alty in Oxford, man3' coneyantes and fcheme a ere fct on foot tocrufh andextirpatethis perniciot: �ocieW. At length a l:2Ot ainlt the conflitutione,s wa fecretly form d, and fucctullv executed on twenty eighthof May,  7:4. which was dis ma- jetty's birth.day. and the firit that had been eelefta.. ted fince his arrival in England. On this joyfill occafion the whole body of the �onflitution-club met together at a tavern, and ordt'r- ed the windows of the houfe to be illuminated, rome faggots to be prel:,ar'd for a bonfire. But kefore tke 13onfire could be lighted, a very nu- merous mob which was hired for that purpofe, tore to pieces the faggots, and then adieuIred the room, where the dui; was fitting, with brickbats and 1tones. All thetimet,atthe mob was thus emp!oy'd, thedifaffe&ed fcholars, who had crowded thehouli:s aud ect near the tavern, continued throwing their

their cap, 'fcateerlng money am.ongt} the rabble, and crying out down with the tofiimtioners; down with theWhigs  no G--e; Jn --- s forever Orrntd, }dingbroke, d. _ It fortunately happened that none of the conflitu. rionets were much hfirt; butit is believed that they' would all have been mafficred, if they had not fled un the fir .affault, and efcaped to their colleges through the back-door of the'tavern. As Coon as it was known that the gentle. men of the club had found a way to e�capei tlie urnted rab- ble of fcholars and townlinen proceeded next to dif-. charge their fury upon the windows of thole few' houtes that either happened to be illuminated, or were known tobetong to. Whig ihabitants. Belldes this a Presbyterian meetmgohouie was gutted, and tlemolifl'd, 'and fryetel other enormous outrages were committed. The next day was fpent in triumph by the Tories; for th viory they had obtain'd over the eonjtitu- tioa. eltb. Every one was ambitiousof being thought an ac%r in the Riots, though there w. ere few of the rioters, who, 'after roaring and hooting the-night before, had voice enough left to tell oF their mad exploits. But as far as they had proceeded in their violent and rebelIious defigns, it t:ems they had n6t yet fully accomplifh'd them; it was therefore pubX lickly given lout, that the g!orioas work which left unfinifl rt the left night, fhould be renew'd and cornpleated the next. Accordingly, about fix of the clock in the eV'eh;; ing, the fireets were again crowded with fch?Is and others, who for iome time went about:; town, repeatitg the above-mention'd feditioucrie{i till hearin th,{t �ome gentlemen of the eo.nfliitii ttor,.d#b were elterd m OrielCollege,  was mecliately refohred to demo!i(h that college. Vote. II. G . -.

.gz erre. Fdl. N o The Orkl men, a it happen'd, had forefiht enough to bar up their gates before the apl>roach%f the mob: butthis would not long have�e'ur'd them 'from being forced ope n, if one of the gentilemen o.f � college had not fir!d upon the mob from window, and wormtied a gownfman of Brazen-iVoj. 'The mob, under the terror of this dangerous and  refitartec, retreated l'rom oriel, and con. tented themfelves for the reit of the night with breaking of windows ranfacldng the houtes of dif. featers pulling down, and letting fire to their meet. iho, and doing the molt extravagant mil- l that foingenious and learned amob could con- con.re. The next day the Vice-cMncellor and Heads of bottles were afmbled in Golgotha, to conrider ot = ways and means for difcovering the authors of the tumults, and for bringing them to condign guni merit. Without much debate it was unanimoufly refolved, that certain turbulent fcholars, called by the name of the ditution-dub, were the caufe of all the mifchiefs dillurbances that had happen'd: for, as the honeit vice-chancellor mo/[ wifely rea. fort'd, if the nflit#tio-dub had not been at the ta- emthe twenty eighth of May, the mob would not have ro�e to have broke the Windows, and to do , thole things that were done  therefore (continued thi worthy magiRrate) the confiitutien.�ltJ is �werable for all ihat has been done. This condufion being allow'd to be a :If:�vident  the members of the confiitutim-elu6 were fmtfi, and examined upon oath by the vice-chan- cellor. Betide, the members of the club, fiveral tiemen, who were not members of it, appear'd voluntarily before the 'vt.te-ebancelkr,/and depos d -that they happen'd to be m the 1treet when the mob affwalted-the-ronfiitution-du$i that the .gentlemen of the dub gave no manito' of Foyocauoa to the mob

N O 'err,e-ilius. xz3 rnob and that thel all left the tavern before ain a.clock at night. The reful-t of there examinations and depofition, was this: both the members o[ the club, and th neffohs who hd voluntarily depo�ed.any thing your of thole members, were put into the chancellor's court, and proceeded againf as Rioters. .fcer a troublefome profecution, which lad above a year, and put the confiitutio.dub to more than an hundred pounds exFence, they were found guilty of: king at a tavern on thewenty eighth of May; but were aetuitted of the Riot. A .full and ea& account of the proceedings the uni.verfity in this affair, and of the many dilloyal and treafonabk praCtices, which both the grea gownlinen, and the froall, had been guilty of, fent up * * * * * *. But * * * *. In this part of the hittory of the tonflitufiion. elub, it ought not to be omitted, that whilf the profecu. t. i0n {va ct ing on in the vice-chancellor's court, the clutiful and obfequious grand Jury O f Oxfird]hir, at the affizes for the county, mad a formalpreterit.. ment of the confiitutiomrs. as a let of factious men, "who, fhrouding themfelve under the �peciou ' name ot? the tofiitutio-el, were enemies to "monarhy and allg00dg0vernment, and had been tM "athors of all the tumult, and diforders that hal "happened in the city r county.of Oxrd." ' No'} were the courts of ju!tice the onlr places which the eonflitutioner$ met with unjufl: and fcan dabus ufate: St. Mary's, Golgot, the Theatre, omtio.ho-ul'e, and/cbools, eccho'd with inveves andanathem�sagaint! them. Themoft fcurrilou re- tie&ion, on them were conttantly thrown out in the Lent.n, trfis, �ermons, declamations, andall other pub- lick exercifes. Even thole graver tools, the l-.C -.. tad P.--r,to enliven thdru!lharangues, andgain th aplaufe o the taboruate rabble, neve fl'd, in

their molt �olemn fpeeehes before the eon,oeation fall. foul and heavy on the eonfiitutio-elub. One of the I'rotor, in particular, had the toodrily and good mannes to tell the convocation, that the �onitutiners wera c, !-Iomuntion ntuiff'trn$, diis hominibu:lu in. j," i.e. m 0 =il, vre}ehes, veho ore bated _$y and min./it the fame time that this creature had the impudence to Fr'ate thus it was known to the whole univerfity that a Marqui,, feveral noblemens fon., tv.,o or three Baronets, betides a great numaocr derbymen, .and others of the belt rank and quality, raze members of the tonflitution-club. But all the bale and fcandalous methods, that hag been 'praa'is'd by the univerfity againll the �onflitu- tiners, were not able to difcouraae tholhgcntlemen from adhering to their duty, andnanifelt'ig a pro- per zeal for the honour and interell of his majeay en every occafion: theyttill continued their weekly meetingi and inllead of being weaken by op?oF/- tion, they grew flronger by it and increared the more in number. And as their numbers increared, fo did the malice nd re/hntments of their enemies, whole thoughts were wholly bent upon revenge, and upon c6ntriving methods to extripate the dub, At length it was hop'el that the happy time was rome, when the ronfiirution.!ub fhould be no more: for one * * * of Chrijq. Ohtrrh, a tool that �orm'd by nature for vile an:l vilinous ?urpofes: i."ing advanced to the. ractorfl;p, publrickly dedar'd, that no �onflitutioner {houtd take a Degre vhilf he vzas in lower. This corrupt and infamous rangif- t.rate had formerly been under cure for lunacy. and was now very far rehps'rl into the time diflemper Fle was naturally the molt proud anti infolent rant to his $etters, who werebelow' him in the un. vcrfity i but thole above him the molt mean ant creeping fta:c: he was peevifl, lyaffionate, and re .vendeft

N �r,e. Filus. x'z,$ venegful loofe and profligate in his morals, though feemingly rigid and tevere: in publick, a feriousand f01emn hypocrite in private, a ridiculous and lewd buffoon: an impudent pretender to fin&ity and confcience, which he always us'd as a cloak fbr the motif unjufandcriminala&ions. In fhort, he was fo worthle{i and defpicable a teltow, and had fo fcandaloufly over-a&ed his part in his extravagant zeal againtithe ronfiitution-club, that at the expiratio of his pro&ovfiip, when he appeared as candidate for the l'ro13r;qjip of hifiory, there were not above ten perions, betides the members of his own college, � whc voted for him. R. lfeadou, eourt,. A. B. fe,w of Mertcm coh'ege, and a member of the conflitution- aub, was put' into.the.Bl&,13ook, and fenfenced to be withheld from his deg, for two,year/, for be- ing in company with the onfiitution-club, and for drinking king Georges health in the prefence of the l'rotor . . Mr. Carte. y, A. B. ancl fcholarof trniverjtty. Col!ege, was put into the Binde.Boole, anti �entenced to be withheld-from his degree for one year, for being companywith the oflitution-dub. Mr. Cofiard, A.B. fellow o} W'adham College, and fufpe&ed to be a member of the confiitution. dub was withheld from his degree for one year, for re- futing to fubkre to a paFer, in which he wa to declar-e, that the conflitution-clv. b was a profligate and fcandalous let of' men  and that he neither was, nor ever would be a member of that club.. G; Mr. $c, rlade, ..

Terr, e-Filius. No Mr. $trlack, A. B. fellow of %fu$ College . a member of e cfiitti club  -, , ; . fac'd, aM forbid to progod in foyming his eerd) for menhoning the word thmati: he was gterwards deni his grn% and withbald kom his degree this  tt wntfin'd nflitution. dub. . N. B. When Mr.$crlack waited upon Mr, the good, charitable, chriSinn.like pro&or him, that he wonder'd Mr. $curlokoutd dare to di�pleafe him, when it was well known teat he had an utter averflor: to every mernbcz of the cmflit,tion. du& Mr.' Ztv.l, A. B. �ellor of Menca College, and a member of the eonflitutica.club was withheld frm his deee till the end o} this or reng to riga a Dp= tt ntaia'd ohs on the conimtion.&& Mr. Cow er, A. B. fellow of Metton Cd/ege, and member of was the confiitution-dub denied his grace (as it's believed) by Mr. *. Mr. eare,oft, A. B. fellow of .lertca Cdle26 d a member of the coflitutio.club was denied is grace. To the pntiih and glory of this Pro&or it mut be own'd, that there wholfome feveritieg were fuc- cefsfully applied, and karl a molt happy effe.&;' for though they had not force enough to prevail on the tcafiit#tcatrs to clilTolve their fociety, yet they cf- fexally detcrr'd all lr�ons under the degree of . M. from becoming members of it. It happened too

too, that fcveraI of the eonflitutioners were obliged about this time to leave the univerfity: there gentle- men .not being fucceeded by others, the club was- reduc d to a very fronil number  however, few they were, they ftood their ground, and met toge- ther as ufual, not yet defpairing, nor much hopin for re&els and reformation from above: fomethin � difpirited no doubt they were, after they fer'd fuch unparalell'd injuries aM oppreOfions with- in the univerfity, and had met with fo little encou- ragement t?om without. As the eonflitution-elub about this time beyan to fieken and decay, fo it was not long after this be- fore it gave up the ghoft: the occalion of its diffo, htion fna!l be related as follows :--. A molt impudent and {editious fermon, far ex- ceedin every thin that/vii , or an fuch traiteroua . g g  Y fcnbbler has publifts'd, was preach'd before the uni- verfity on the twenty ninth of fay,  7  9. by one W--n, a fellow of Mertor College, and the profear oj epoetry. Complaint was made of this fermon the vice-chancellor by Mr. M. eadowcourt, a fellow- of Metton college  but the wee-chancellor re,hAng to proceed againft the preacher upon this complaint. Mr. M. lent up an account of the fermon, and of the vice-chancellor's refufil to proceed againf[ the preacher, to Mr. Secretary Craggs. After this ac- count had been laid before the Lords Juitices, their Exce!lencies order'd, that a letter flould be wrote to Mr. 3/. to thank him for the commendable and becoming zeal that he had expreff'ed for the honour of his majefty, and to allure him of their hvour and encouragement. After this, he was lent for by' their Excdlencie to London, where he was long em?loy'd in the ?rofecution of this affair, which he managed fo much to the fatisfa67tion of their Excel- lendes-, that, it is Aid, he received the Rrongelt pro. mi, of a ,onficlrable a fpeedy reward. Up

z 8 Terre.Filius. N�he ttrength of theft: promi/$, he waited .above half a year in Zendon, and then returned to oxford. Aer his return, the tenfiitutioners never met again together, either publick!y or privately, as a club. Since the deccare of this foiety, Whiggifrn itiblf in oxford has alme_.lt expir'd. The Whlg 5 being now without leaders, and Without a center of unity, are ,atter'd and broken into different parties and tic'lions 2mong themselves. Many have revolted to the Tory part.y, either out of fear of difgrace and opptcl: lion, or In hopes of academical honour and p, elr. merits. The rel!, though they 11ill ret,ain their in- tegfity, yet they are too well convincd that they t;ught to moderate and reitrain their zeal for the bat cauti= in the world, fince the merit of fu2ring fr it ha txcn their only reoard. CONCLUSION'. i lve now Liened this undertaking, and I hole, in rome meafure, fulfilled all thole promires which I made to royreaders. when l'firlt. let out. I rub. mir what I have written to the judgment of all thole unprejudiced perfons who &fire to te a faithful account of' the 1tate of the uni,erfity of oxford, at the beginning of his prefent majetly? reign: a fuch I will venture to recommend ths book to their peruill, and if i have e happincf to obtain their good opinion, I fhall fit down very eafi, under all thot arther cenfures and cahmnic$, which the republication of there papers will inevita- bly draw upon me. FINIS.

AN AP'PE, NDIX Terri Fhm' 0 ,4 L E T T E R to the Reverend Dr. N . w x o , Prnc�al q� Hart-Hall; occaffon'd .by his B, entitled, Univerfity Edu.. ook cation, C. -.. fatire ut vettra auCti)ritas Iv!ea: au&oritati fautrix adjutrixque fit. NewToWs Motto. Reverend $ K' R, H i L S T the foregoinl 'eetswere vrint- ing off, I caf my-'eye'pon an adverti�e - merit ofyou.r book concerning Lrniverfi. t? Education, O,c.lffom which general t, tle, join'd with your known zeal for our learned Mother, i expe&ed to the a full vindicaioro[

.q, PPEN'D IX. our atnderaital emdition i and as I apprehended that /uch an undertaking could not be carried on without interfering, in rome meafure, with what I had writ. ten, I put a Prop to the pr�8, till I had perufed your difcourfe. I .own that I was not a little difippointed in my expeations, and furpriz'd to find that, ttead of a general view of our du.eation at Oxford, as the nears-papers temed to pro/m., you had put k r ttf to the trouble of writing fo voluminous a upon the infuffdenty and elujn of one patti. cu'.arfiatute  whereas, when you _was upon that fub. jecrt, and maintaining the cau: of'academical fiine in fo learned-and firenuous a manner, you might certain have taken rome other fiaturn into confide- ntion, which are equally infujcient for the purpotg intended, or equally evadedin the execution; as well  rome other praSits in that univerfity, full as pcr- nicious in their effes, full as obnoxious to confute, and therefore not leli worthy ol youranimadverfion, and the explication of' thole to whom you appeal. I could wilh that you had done this both for m' tisfaion, (who am very defirous to fee this mat- ter fully cleared. up) and to tcureyour own charac- ter flora [the mprefentations of your lnemie and smkid lqeigkbour, fo grievoufly. eomphined. of, who will not fail to make uf of tNs opportumty to re- fleO upon you, .for confining your thoughts to Jingle.{tattte, which fo immediately and vifibly tend, to yourowninterand perfond 'views: for may they not infer, as I doubt not they are ready to do, that it is not fo much the publick goM of the r. lniverfi'ty in Reneral, as private advantage, wlich employsyour pe, and animates yot]'r zeal? that ifttartittall not Iolt rome of its Ftp. ils by a parti&hr accident, {which perhaps they will xefate in a different man- her, from what you have done) the world would not have been obliged with fo hborious a volume l=on the defetti, eefi of a !tatere, which amidit

A P P'E-N'D I X. the complaints againl! the univer. tlty of Ox.rd, has not been taken notice of for above there )urj%re tYhears a ? This will, I fear,  the confequence at feming prtii}y which runs through yourbook, by complaim'ng fo arply of one point ofly which ageas yosr fl and l=ving even unmnon'd all thole other grievances, corruphn, and defeas, which have bcea fo frequmtly mplfined of, and e equally to require Rrion and Redre. However, Sir, fince the angui of your ounds, was fo very arp, as to make you entirely negle& the complaints of your fellow-luSters, we are notwithRandin obliged to you ev for this in voluntary rvxce, this undefign d temony to all the world, horn fo eminent an hnd, that the uni- verity of Oxrd i not fo fre from Blemet, au rome perforts would fu e; but, in one inCarice gg . . Iea, dands in need of corre&on: un which earlon I ke the liberty to return you my thanks, however you may plfe to accept of them, for borating my evidmce, info publick a manner, and eperating with me in this glorious uMertaking. Havin thus paid my compliments in due and reconiz'd y'ou for my fellow.labotrer in the auk of [hat fious gaivety, of which we have Mth had the honour to be membes ve me l=v io review your h'e book, with that eedom  partiali which beme our common chinder R(ormers: in which enquiry asI all with =tpIe=- lure acknowledge where I agree withyou, fo I aH, without fmr of your refentmet, as frmkly &dare how far i am obliged to differ m my fentiments. Your thoughts upon this fubje were occafion'd by the fiatute, * hieh Fohi3its the admiffon fohohrs going from on eoege or ha to. otber, ith,

APPENDIX. ithaut the leae of thtir refitglide Governor r Chancellor q'tht univerty f the time eing, under the pa!ty'of forty billings, for the adma, of t eOn, to be exaed of the Governor of tle to&t or haK into hich he is) admitted. - You Mve, Sir, with gt atturaq and fome- wht more pains thn I nk w=e neceffa, ex- phiu the meang and dgn of this flatutei which, in a few words, was evidently this, Wo (ecure the difcipne of the uni,tty, and prevent tht'!chohrs mblin om one college or hall to g . . th, upon every fight pretence, or dle fllegati- on, und fuch ?enalty, a, was then judged fucient for this d: and inde the fiatute has been thought [o effedual, ev= fince the tmtion which it received om Archbiop Lat, tMt yea are the fir perfen, as  as Imn lmrn, who has complained, fince that time, of its deferirene. As to the main, I rodiiy  with you, that ifthisatute ould come to be enerMIy unobed, or duded, nd fcholars .be w to waMer om one college to another, u - on ev filly wNm, or httle dfgu, t would be of vy bad confequmce to Iming in general, per- hps eyre fo Md that, as you expre it in very flrong toms, the * Umveus.w it leg ould not a rop &ct r the'education afyouth. But i do not fee the 1 danger of fuch a gmer negle or lufi for, notwitaading all the pans you have token to prove this, an3 ew the ill con,quinces whkh wo rffult from it, you bye not been able to$ pru but on inflance of its being vaded, 1owNg it to be tb in t ca, and you feem to owge tht eyre then, II. there =as fuch a flit madt aut it, nt you believe it =i never b done again; �fo, to what putpole have you put yo

  • l'age-. I Page x. [ Ibid,

APPENDIX. fdf to fo much trouble to prevent the bad confe- ?nees of a thing, which, according to your confeffion, is never likely to h?pen again !-- How- ever, Sir, fince you think it a point of fuch impor- tance, not only5 to the II advancemet of'learning, and the v/edit of. the unierfit),, but to the benefit of all mankind, to have this 1t&ute amended, I will con- rider your arguments upon that head !omewhat mor largely. It �eem$ then, that in * ./lea-Term, '!'-. Mr. lrilliam Seaman (by. you called t'Mlliam Seaman) of Bart-flail, having m vain applied t.o your t'elh as l'rinei.l, and afterwards to the !/ice chancellor for a 'dilet, he was, inMihaelmas-Term following, ad- mitted commoner in Oriel College by Mr. owles, in contravention to the thtute aforefiid. . What reafon Mr.. Seama might have to &fire ha difet, or how the matter impartially Rood be- tween you, I cannot tell, being perreedy unacquaint- ed with the Gentleman, or the 1tate of his ate, any farther than by hear-/iy  but, taking it to be exa&!lr as you have reprefentcd it, I do not fee any gr. ound lr fo grievous a complaint as you have made about it  for whatever his reafon might be for deftring to remove, it appears, by your own conceffion, that he took the regular method appoint by fiatme, to ob- tain leave br �o doing  firit, by applying to you as hi Governor i and when that failed of fuccdi, he ltruck hi name, it feems, out of your toodeftly withdrew into the country, (feemingly un- willing to difoblige you, by going direttly to ano- ther college)and returning f�me a.f'rerwards to Ox]3rd, he applied to the !,e.chancello, as the cute farther direcqed i but bein fo unhap y as to �g P meet with a repulfe from hm too, and the caufeof his deftring to remove Rill rubtilting, Mr. lovles mitred

APPEND, IX. mired him into Oriel College without a dief, the ablenee of the/'rovvfi and Dean, and, nyou fay, Hid the enalty exa&ed by the fiatute for fo doing. I n ice nothing in all this even as you have rrffmted it, fovm y heinous, tithe in Mr. Se r lmving your ma, or N Mr. &les for admit- ting him Nto Oriel Coege, or in the PrO for con. fiing that admion, as to make you exdai again them, in fo pub!ickand bitter  ma=e, ofun dufage, negle of fiatum, and fitting badexamks : for as to kind ufage, the Gentleman did nor rike his name out of your ButteT-book till he had fir dviHy defir a dt ain which I do not find that ou had my romble objeon t the og man. of hm)ff fober, dmus, and we-inclin  came to the unie, tth re[pe to is rooms, untainted, and innocent, and, &mg to any ke; a mo ezcellt cha of a yog ram, md fcarce to be ell'd m this cot- re?ted age! I believe fo many good qualities and uncommon virtues might have entitled him to rome- what more than a d/e., even an o?time die't from any college, or houfe of learning, except Dr. ewton's. Your reffoning upon ishead is very ex- uifite, and amounts to this i That if a fcholar mve well under your care, you are reIolved to keep him; and if he behaves ill, you //not let him �o. But to return: from hence it apprs, that there wa no die/'pegt, nor in my o inion, any i//u . p on hs fide. in the next place,. as the flatute was mply'd with, and the penalty regularly paid, where is the ton_tempt af dipline, fo loudly complained of, or what bad example can poflibly fo!low from ob/r- vJn theflatutes fo mbaute! in ev articular g . y yp . You take the lberty to extoflulate, in ths place, vith Mr. lowles, for doing fo irregular and unkind a thig and tell: u.,, That. he bad kimfdf bd his

A P P E N D I X. Elucatlon in Hart-Hall, uncler a ood a Tutor,  ind a friend m any man uld I ve bn inform'ed, indeed, that Mr, was a member ofart-Hall for to term which I think can hardly be called a=ing hh Education ther; md i believe he will, with the utmoff lure, allow, that.he was during that time, under the heft of men,and the b of Tutors, who might pobly * i hwe ontributed to the reutation of our houfe, had he fully approved oftharn0welSheme. f diline, which ou have lately endeavour'd to effabli there. Mr. B0k would indeed be very ungrateful, if did not, un all occafions acknowledge his oNi tions to that orthy m for recommding him,' fo eg mann=, to his deccafed f and tron, the late learned Dr. nudnl o who hand h receivd his firff prement in the univfi, and: b I who intereft, when dd, he fueeed him that ,ond, rable Emfioyent Ehieh.he now mjoys. But Iou may remember, $, wth wt dicuI-  you parted with Mr. ole and how haply you' al prevailed up9n, th by that. excellent Tutor, =rid Dr..udn hmfelf, to grot Nm a Ot, the' they proved it undiably to be fo much for his =antage: nor did ou deny this for my me-beha*. iour, or demerit in . ole  but, on the con-- tracy, if what I ave been told be true, your =i that time was expreW in there words: Does Dr. Hudfon thinh that I i art ith the Ornament or' my Hall, tot u hi little ino.&ra& hour. Nay, I have been farther aWur, that you endea- our'd to pertwade Mr._ o1 not to accept of ny place under Dr. Hud in the odelian library, which you called udium =gm,. nor of a W0-

APPENDIX. fiSi? in Oriel College, of which he had afterwar& a good profpe&; but pref'd him, in the ltrongelt terms, to return to I-Iart-I-lall promifinghim a TutorjIi there, which, you fiid, fhould be better than what lae already had, or could propore to hirrffclfby be. ing Fellow of Oriel. From hence we may judge of the great you once had for Mr. Boroles; for ! prefume that you would not have courted him, even in that un- rea{omble manno'..,. to dctrt one place which he then enjoy'd for life, and the well grounded exp. ec- tation of another, in order to become a  precnrom a'lgkr ia your all, un]e you had conceived a very great opinion cf his abilities efpecially tince you tell us of your prelint Tutors, That �f you could have kawn here to have jund men of greater arts and abilities to have a ted au in the til o l youth, uo th foot of that fcheme. ciptine you rould efiabhfls i Hart-Hall, you voutd have ?urthatSd them at any rate, that your flender leortun would have allowed you to ard. I wifla I could have omitted there particulars, and that I had no octorion to mention how happy Mr. Bowles once was in your citeera 5 becaufe, to rome perforts, it may carry an air of flattery, vehich I dereta, and be conttrued as an artifice to cajole myIf into his favour5 for which reafon, though I am a lieanger to the Gentleman, and have no fuch defign, I fhould have gladly cnccaled ot tender points, fo diffu:ult to be touch d upon were I not laid under a neceffy to dilofi them, by your pre- lent at. tack upon his charorder, in fo pubtick  and outragzous a manner.  Bnt ' The T;tr, in Ifart-Itall �0 called, from their havlng cch of them an dingle of it afllgncd to hi care.   Page 6 7.

ApPBNDiX, But from whence can proceed all this bitterneft, and there marks of an oppofite opinion?-- Why, all from this one unhappy flep, in admitt!ng Mr. Seaman into Oriel College -- You go on tn your expofluiatiom thus 5 But hon came 31+. Bowles, in the abfre of the Provo/t, to think that he was the proper pern to admit this young man ? Was he Deau of the hou.13 2qo i the Dean was out of town, as well as the Pro- york Was he deputed by the Dean to aft for him in this ea] ? No; the Dean is him/3tl e a deputy, and is ot k,own to depute? Was he {nior Fellow, roho, as firh, might think it incumbent upon him to at Provolt or Dean, it matters that vere clear of &ubt, ad routd not, without inconvenienre, be de- lay'd? lgo; there were other Fellovs, b ton, n, his fenlots: neither was this a matter of that kind. I think all thi is �ucicntly anfwercd airearly, by flying that, lhppofing jt to be fuch an b're- gular atiou as you have xet forth, yet it is not of that importance which you reprefcnt it to be, ancl is fully attoned by the payment of the nalty .. But is the ca[e indeed fitch as you have repreuted k ? I fear not and mull now beg leave to tell it in a diff'erent manner, as I have often heard it related by a Fellow of oriel Col. lege, nior to Mr. lowles, with this addition, That he vould him[l[ have agted ju.fi in the iime man- ner, provided'he bad been in the fame eircumflan. res i which tems to de.� that fond imagina- tion, where you {iv. ' That you do from your re.. ry heart, believe there is not one of hat houfe would have,lone it, on any cosderation u'hatever---- But. to 44'

APPENDIX. to come to the truth of the fad:/, which tiemsto as follows; ltr. Seaman, haying determined to leave tt4rt. Hal., t all events, appi:I'd to one Mr. lrooke, of Oriel. Ctllege to be hi.  }er, and get him admitted into that co!lege i which fid Mr. o0ke came to Boles, who was then at �upper * in the Ha//, and deftred him to admit fuch a young man commo- n= into that college i which, Mr. lionvies, purely upon the application of Mr. Brooke, accordingly did, as he had a Power to do, being, at that Time, the fenir agting-jl/ov, (contrary to your pofitive affir- tion,) and therefore the proer ter/b, to do it. The Gentleman farther obferv'd that the Irovofl here.. does ( and indeed cannot ) appoint a deputy, when he goes out of town, the Dean or j3nior I:e!lov being tt.,ty o� courfe. That inthis caf theProvofland Dea, l;cing both out of town, as you admit, and lX'lr. l?o:vles b:ing/bn!or Fello,'v, which you are defied to difprove,'-a&ed in this affair by his 't' ovon 'ity, and t, ot by d:utation. That it was not in thepowerof the Prov o to- move Mr. Seaman, sfter he was fo admitted, pro- vided he were inclined to do it, unlefs it were for �ome ojnre committed in Oriel-College: and yet this is what you fo imrtunately and unrea- ]3..ab) require of him. ' ! me/[ obferve, in this place, that Mr, t.o{, ,11edge fiace the publication of my k, c he did not apply Mr. =zt, at fu?per in the atl, bm inthe tteI jut aer he came om fupr i: the all. I do not thi this x matter of any great nFoance ;.but fince the Gentle- man ii ple=,'d =o gqfilt upon t I think my fell oblicfi cora to m r encral promif to e nod o i..

APPENDIX. The Gentleman fiilI farther affurecl me, that nei- ther the l'rovofl, nor Mr. BoIe, ever fiw, or had any knowledge of Mr. Seaman before he was admit- ted, nor i'r Come time afterwards. That Mr. Bondes, in particuhr, was fo utterly un- acquainted with him, that he enter'd him by the name of , John Seaman, and not of William Seaman, as you ignorantly l[' alledge. That the firIt time Mr. Bo:!es ever f?oke to /vlr. Seamn, was on account of publck exerciti in the college, at which Mr. Boydes prefided, not a Dean, not as Mr. l'rovofl's deputy not as any body's deputy, but purely as/nior Fellorv, in the)me man- ner as at the admion, according to the ommo ?re,ice of the college. That he admitreel him, as he might have innocently done an other etlon, without an view or deft Y P . Y g o�/rving himjlf or ai)bbgmgyou  but meefiy a the requelt and Col;citation of Mr. Neitb. er did Mr. Bowies, as it was farther red, pay the forty Chillings exaed by the fltute, In any manner, either for hm�elf, or for Mr. Sea man, as you confidently and falfly aftere; * fo when the Vice. chancellor int to Mr Bordes, to pay it, he anfwer'd that he ne=erfaro Mr. Seaman that he knew nothing at all of the matter; but re- ferred. him to Mr. Brooke, the Tutor  who after feveraI expot%lavions, paid the money with his oror. hands, to the ISce. chancellor. If this account, Sir, be true, (as I mull fuppo{ it: to be, till you ?rove it otherwife) with what a multitude of' falflaoods, mit?epretntations, and in.. juriouscalumuies does your Treatfi abound? Such. �ide the ttsttery-i;o of Oriel-Cortege. Page 35'

o APPENDIX. an heap of fleming prejredices, and rnanifl bhtnders, as muft proceed, either fg;om a fttong inclination to erverting the trsth, o.r-ffrrom the groffeft tgnoran'ce of the fubecet n hand! You mu, therefore, now fuffer me to this matter a litde with you (as you have vo2th Mr. wk$ * ) and to ask you, how you couid do fo uL.h:d and unchriflian a thing, to brood over relentmerits (fo wrongly conceived) for three years together. and fit down, in fo deliberate a manner, in order to fend them forth into the world, as they now appear, with all that fle of argument, ?ornp o! words, with whichyou hope to obtain dit amongt the vulgar and ignorant? How cou!d it enter into' the heart of fo ?iota and conjientiom a man, to ,,.,,rite fo elaborate a performance, without any jutt reafon. gainlt a Gentleman,who had l�ca an Ornament to your H.ll, and for whom you formerly exprefld �o eat an efttern ? And tli., withcut fo much as giving him an opportunity, m a trivate manner, to juffify. his conduc"t, or !.rdon, and make you reparation. Could nothi,g htify the violen�fiand it:npetuofity of )'our but ex tn his name in timoff every a e of a . po g pg '/urge book, with you? own hard comments and un'ufi ob/rvations? if you fly that yos did ap?ly to the Provot Oriel College, before you begun to write your book  yet was that fufficient for a jufi and good man to do? why was not Mr. Bowles, who makesfo cou- �picuous a figure in it, ap. plkd to, as well' as the Pro. vq,//t was he, all on a ltdden, grown fo inconfi, ler,- le in your eyes, as not to dellrye the teal notice or regard, even wac, en hJs Reputation was to be put at flake? why ought not He tikcwit; to have heard

i P 'E N .D .I X; heard in his oon defence, before �o terrible a charge, as that of endenvourinl to rubweft the difcitgine of tke whole Lroiverj[ty: was brought againft him ? nay, indeed, ought any man, however mean and.incofi- &tab!e, to be treated in this manner? You fay that .you applied to the Provot}.of Oriel thiJ matteri and what anfwer did the Pro,o give you? Did he not tell you, as I have before let f6rth, }hat it voas not &he by his D�,ua',?o, but by.the Oentleman's own author'ity, as inior fellow. And if he Bid �o, what end ould'you think to �erve, by infiit- ing �o long upon this head ? why enould you for fo many pages together, fpin out }'our .reproaches upon that',0rthy m'-agifirate, for confirming and ap- proving-the almiff'on o{ Mr. $eamal, for.lending hi attorty, ex pofi fc?o, and forgiving'valldity to unlau,,ful a&s, with a great deal to the fame put- pole, after you had .been told, fram his own mouth, that it vas not done by his Deputation, and could not but hear, after all tliofe examinations which �eem to have made, that it ,s not in hi: power to reverfe it ? However you may therefore at Fe]}nt to defpife Mr. Bon, les, on account ot  your age, your finriding, more exalted talents, or { fuperior fiation in the univerfity, (which, however a roodeft man would' not do) yet does it, Sir, become you to throw your dirt and foul language, in fo plentiful a man- ner upon One who is fo'mueh/'u?erior to you in age, as well as .in fiation, and at leait your equal in learning, probity., and religioni one who has lived j many years, in the urnvestry, wih an uOotted ehara&er in eery refpe6t, till it was now firttof all impeached by you? Letme conjure you, therefore, by all thatis and honourable, to * dechre hat motive ould reduce . Vit. Your �xdtulations, . 4.

APPENDIX, inau wu to ao a 13 extravast,/a unufual, uuchriftqan ? '- ,the Provo of Oriel, or r. Bow]e ' g y any furh provostion, at ighe em eo jui _youv reftment 4 ,t i mawr  Not th lea/ in the orM5 nov eauld th jufl regiment have been thus exred ith ino- . ---- at th could poff excite yo to fo oy a procere ? Here is a e that afio es 5 a ,iomble caufi is  far om being affgn d, }hat the'th not  mmh asany appear i matter of the eat imrtance (to every gd man) has been taken for ae; athathich is dth to the reputa- tion our neighurs, feems to have been fport to yot. I mu, in parficul, deftre to [now the reafon why the whole load d your fatire d rOntme ou be thrown un the Prov, and Mr. Boles, ho do not fm, in my mann, to dfferve it and why ev the name of Mr. Bro&e, who was fo &t l concerne$ in this aair, md is the onl r. fort blameable, (ff thee s mdd any thing ablt  it) ould nor  [o much as metond or ded to in your whole bk ? I  un you, Sir, in the mo foln manner, as you D-of$ yofelf a fihd mda cian, to decle the feet motive wifich inuc rou Co art- fully to concmI his name, who was the chief infirm. m in this ar; and to  Co vioientlv upol: thofi, who, at wor, e no farth.Jty, thin that they n help it, whm it as; .If you fail to fifi$ u herein, I wt myfdf exame rber into t matt, d dvo to ve th"worM tr rona of fuch a pi and xtraornary pro e. Hadng thus amNed the cu  of 8eam, with relation to lf, r. Bawks an the r of Odd Coege. and, I thmk,demonflra- t,.tt you have grofly mipeprOnted it in tteulari e 1 now ome to the atut( itlr; a

A P P E N D I X. acl fee whether ]tour reafons for alttriag it am more conduve. You begin with obf'ervin�pon Mr. Searaa' care, * Tat a tingle infiance fueceeding i invite imitation i commoa raSice i take aay ame $i dciline and lni, in thi pan  the orld i be jut where thq were a thouf and years ago. In ort, the rum of you tom, last, and the rt o} yofir whole book,  to ew that this tuu is fir of a infucient, and kcondly get us conrider what you have to urge-pon both there hea. asto itslnfukney you obfervethat oft iin s, according to the reft value of money, s fo incon erable a enalty, that it will be but little reard- ed, when y perfon out of humour, ?evinefi, or [elf-inter O, all  inclined to break theflatute which ought, therefore, to be enforced by fuch a farther faniou, as will be fudent to preferve from any future violatio YOU do not mention what you would pieale to have that fihion be but I fuppofe, by the drift of your book, that you woulavethepenalq made large enough to every fcholar to tat ckty, into which he troll fir happen to be admxtted; fo that he all bF euay inn'8 down to that coege or ha. wthout any Oitty of remgvhg to another, hatever reOns he may have for tt, without the con.nt of his prefenc Governor, or the ite-ehaneeor of the univerfity. But I believe, and grievoufly apprehend, that 0 cfeences would follow from fuch a de,me enalty. than ca.n pobly attend thyflatut,, as in nds at prekntl for notwithfldm your rgumt, that a fchor will be equly at liert t emove, prowtied he can produ a god rea

-44 APPENDIX. go. doing, when the itatute is en[oreed with a firea- get penalty, and more efleeSual fine2ion, give me leave to call this only a gr"nis dic2um i it will be in vain to tall us, that a good Governor will not re- f_( his difie/t to any fcholar who has behareel well, and n advance hinitilf by rem?ving dire&ff begging the queflion, and imp!ymg, not on- ly that all the prqnt Gevemors of colleges and halls are god men, and imparting Governorsi (whereas, perhaps, there may be one or two inl!ances to the contrary, as I {hall prove from you own words,) but it fuppofes farther, that there never was, and never will be any fuch thing as a bd Governor, as long as the nniver#ty thnds. Perhaps you-witl reply, that fu?pofing any Go. emor {hould be fo unreafonable, or icked, a to refuge a fcholar his deffit, w;ho has even the juteft caufe to &fire it, yet he has Ierry to a?- peal to the Vice-chancellor, who can himfell give him leave, oithout the congent of his Governor: but this alfo comes to much the time; for how can I be fure that he vill give me leave, which de. pends entirely on what fort of a ma the Vice- chancellor fhall happen to be i whether a jutt honeft impartial man, who weighs things with an equal batlancei or one., who will pieter the irrieniflip and good corrq?ondence of a brother Head, wiih whom he hath been long intimate, to the tingle requea of a poor unknowny0ung Lad, againf whom, l:erha�, the Gv'ernor has hnjufty ?re?off, efl'ed him.. This, Sir, is fo far from being a chimerical prehenfn, that in all robability, it would often be the cai efpedally -,hen party runs high, and the merit of men is not decided by learnlag and induf- try, but by a certain zeal for this or that prevailing opinion. Inorder to give this argument {ome eight, I mull &rue you to c youx thoughts back to the

A P P E N D I X. ranl ufurpation of Oliver Cromwell, and then ask your con�cience this impartial quefiion; whether you Ao not believe, that many a �ice-chancdlor, in thole wicked Rump-times, would have combined with one of his f anaticalBrethren to opprds an honelt young Roy- al/fl, by refuting himleavetodepartfrom onecolleg-e, where he had been manifeffty ill-re'd, and go to ao. tber, .where he had a ?rofpe& of advancing far.... ..... ctner can I agee wtl you concerning the Rea fins, which a fcholar ought to have, for leaving one foolery, and going to stber. In the fitIt place I muff obierve, contrary.to the whole tenour of your book, that it may not, m ma- ny cafes be troper to declare the motive of defirin . g to remove for I may have jret promffes from my friends in aother college, or private views of my own  the divulging of which might entirely fruflratemy ovon ends, or thed,.figns of my friend?. which I believe will not be thou ht a groundleft ob- . g jec"iion by thole, who know any thng ot the me- thod of canvaillng for Fellowlhips or other Prefer- ments at Oxford. -But.fecondly, as it may not be rol)er to declare the reafons of deriving to go to another college  fo it may be equally imprudent to dccla,e my obiecT;ims againit that, which I dtire to leave. I rr{ay not like my Governour, and perhays for veryg00d reaj3nr: He may be a proud, imperious man, rigidly obfervant of little niceties and tr.fles in difdpline and the z. ernmentof his college He may perhaps be a weft'- meaning man, and a goodfiholar in univerfity-lcarn. ing; but withal a Pedant, an Humoto'ifi, and by hi; affeation of fingularities and adherence to tilJo$ a meet T,ra:t. He may, bSdes, be not only monflroufly him- float with regard to his oun oeceomy and methodo� lt.ng; 'but liewffc fo unrearonaole, its to VOL. IL H

A P P B N D I the time individual jlrmalfties from all thofe his power, however tl,eir ages, confitutions, and appetites may difigreei He may not only demand the diree7ion of my company, {which indeed you feem to  infit upon your/'elf') but be fo ri id and trannical in this particular, that he witlgnot at- low me the converfation of my deareft riends, mof intimate dcquaintancei nay, perhaps of my earq? Relations, or even of my own - Then as to Diet, he may befullasoppreffvtagainin that pariicuiar; not content with relYraining me from extravagances, which are notproper, and what I can- not afford, he may force roeinto a contrary extreme, and from a ridiculous fort of reafoning, becaui in. temjeranee is bad for health or fiudy, confine me to a regimen of bread nd water i or what is little bet- ter, ef fmall beer aM  Avxv--DvMvLxs. I have drawn you a Charac%r, which is not un. like]}, to lvreril in cdtegitt focietics  it is a raer, not icious indeed, but tb odiom and trou131e. time ro tho/ over wl,om it ?reftdes that I cannot help thinking it one good reafon for leaving a focie- ty, which is govern'd by fuch an odd fnmaflied creature, were any body to judge of it, but the Purn'as himfell:. I could put the cafe ftronger frill; and fuppofe tee Governor to be a 0rfi man than him before defcribed, an unjuft, rapacious, pfffionate, debauchcd wretch; in every ref'pe& unfit to profide over young men, and, by his influence and example, taint their tender minds with an iuclination to the fame %'ices, I ' Pag; zod. t Page 76. i t E:ijoln'd in a certain ,,// in Oa.frd, every Friday nitb teir concomitant% a ty a  called, v; T. a fart$,.g brown S%ar and a farthing bmer,

APPENDIX. ! will fuppofe again, that I am Nt into th hands of a bdTutor, *v oho to.'aly neglerh me, &esnotread a k&ure to me above once  month, or to months or a quarter   yer i ad the, taout , method or defign. You fly, Sir you are inelied to 3eliev that this is a w U raw ca iraIced, and you hoe is --as a thing poble one, and not ye3 expeieneetgy any, nor er like to hqpon. Could I fufpe&bave ,a perfort of being ludicrous, I ou!d con'rue all this as meet drollvry and grimace 5 but, as the olemnit of your mein and a[pe will not fuffer me to do ths,  mu tell you, Sir, that whatever you may believe, or hope, or dream, is nothing to the purpoli i far the mfe you mention is not only poble, but a very common carl, already experieuced by many, and what will certainly ha?pen again. ! wonder, Sir, how you, who have lived & long in the unive, and corn- ered the diipline and fiatores of other colleges nicely together, in order to make a compleatfcheme for your own, could be fo gofly impend upon in this rticular. Lly, Sir, I think it a od reafon to leave my Co&ge, if, after tryat and obfervation of oher col- leges, I do not like the dcipli,;e and method of Edu- cation efiabli& thee, however rity obrved and to go to another, where I am convinced that I cm fooner arrive at a tolerable perfeXion of knowke and vatioal learning. All theIi mu be allow t be very good Rea- ns for leaving oe locicry and going to another; but as it wou'.d be improper and inconfiflent with theholav's d5;ign to declare them to his Governor fo I think there ought to be me room left for him

o change his focicty5 not, however, without pay-

H z ing  lage

$ APPENDIX. ing fuch a re4]nable ptn$lty as thejIatate at pre/nt exa& to prevt others flora wderMg from one college to another, only out of $ntonn, idien, or mntmtnt. Thi fmz to me the mor afonable, fince you !1 us tt fival Oeges me e oficitationt, imprtuniq achokdgtm$ts, and entertainments, to obtain pu&; for if any 11eges aoop to ;uch me artifices to ,t filars, I am druid tht they wi ndefcmd to a marranta3le praSice to &- tin them. Nay, as go an opinion as I have of your g et in the care of Mr. Bole:, (whatever Mr. Se$m's might be) you was undoubtedly too fcre; for if hi rtam for lmving your a were ble t g8, it is im that thee eve ould k  grefonf dog. Nay, I think you was alfo a little t fupuut in the m of Mr. kh Soma- tier, (lkd in yo Mok, qeph omafier,). whofe

on for deftring a efft were aa follows,

I. That in Balid Co!kge, he had the promite ;of Tutor for nothing. .II. That he could live &talr there. IlL That a $eh#larlip of that houfe wotId be gi- ven to him loon after Ns admitlion. You have, indeed, with your uf'ual exae'tnefs, con- fidered there realohs; but you do not kern to have invflidated any of them, unIeti it be the icend, re- hting to the Cheat/3 of/-/art..r-/4i; upon which occafion you have given us, from your Buttery. Book,

rid other valuable .e/rchivts, a very elaborate rep:e-

fenration of your eonomy and rgulr manner life. But the othgr two realohs remain in their full flxength; and I wonder how you could make any demur to figning his For the-reatbns I am againIt enforcing the tute ith any larger penalty, elpecially one./ largt

APPENDIX.. s you feem to deftre  which, after all you have fiid to the contrary, would be binding the �cholar, like an .dpprentice, and impriffling him in on ciety. But Szco/m.�, you objeO',that even this infuffi.. tient, defegtive flatute is eluded, and the penalty not regularly exacted: for you fly, that it ought to be paid by the Governor himfell, into whokcollegeany ?etlon is thus irregul4rly admitted  whereas, in the prefent care, it was not paid by the * I'rovofl of Oriel, but by Mr. Seaman himfelf. by the hands of Mr. Bovoles  which ! have before proved to be a direr: falfi'ty: But this, with fubmiffion, is the. veakefi and molt childills olje6iion, that I ever met with from f'o learned a Pen. Does the law enquir% in any penal atute, by whom the mone is aid Y P the law indeed flys, that, if you break fuchafiatute, you mu8 forfeit fuch or fuch a fum  but it does uot fay, that you flall not borroro it of a ;riend, or that anoeher fhall not pay it tbr you. Thus, when any man is fin;d for a mirdemeanor, the offender obliged to produce the money,  but, provided he does that, no body troubles h, head out of whole pocket it comes. Betides, thi, is an objedion which can never be removed, it being impofible to find out who fuppties the money, or prevent a Fefent o{ the fame value. in a word, were the penalty of this 1!atute an hundred iouds, inflead of fort Ihillings, it would be ttill liable to the fame evafioi:'nay, it would be liable to it in a much higher degree  for a avuern0r might, perhaps, think it worth his while to oft fiillings [o eta youn man, of a ood .payfiry . g g . g eharafler and promifing Nrts, into hts college, (as you fly yourfelf, 'l' that you would purehate a good Tut,r at any rate,) whereas he world not comply H  with

APPENDIX, with a penalty oran hundredlounds, or of any large fcm. But you go on, and * labour very hard to prove, that betides the penalty of forty flillings to be exac� �f the Head of any college or hll, for every iucn irregular admiff'on, he ought al/b to reftore the �cho- /at'. Indeed, you are to modctt as to own, that the 1!atute is 't' filent as to this rflimtio#  and if lb, why fhould more be required, than the flatute re- quires ? i:ut perhaps it is imptd d in the ftatute  cialIy fince you fay, that the payment of the forty /hil{-ing/s a conceffion that thejqholar was wrong? removed; and/fwrongly removed, augbt to be reftor ! o net tee that any fuch thing i imply'd, or that ny thing flould be fuppofed to be impl/d, which is not exrefd, or does not at lealt appear to be i'd. This is a ttrange way of explaining lena' fiaturn.5 which I always thought fhould rather be relaxed in the execution, than flrain'd, and rn.de more rigorous by filent meanings, and forc'd im?,'i.. ta:ics. We will examine this refoning by a parat- lei care. ?kere is an a cf Parliament, which is a natio- al fiatute, agaifl bu,fing in ay thing but woollen, u;der a pena.ty of five pound: Whereas we know that fevcraI perfon$ of taft,ion are every year buried in tirmea Lace, Oc. and, upon payment of the/e- za;ty, are fuFpotid to have complied with the and to ke fi..'e from any proicutiun: but, accord- ig to ]your way of reathning, tIe bodies, thus &r. fi, l!y 5ntered, ought to be taken out of their grave:, fl.ippcd of their prohibited jrotds and v,:rapFd up once mere in ]beeps-wool ,only: I-or, though b.e a6t of Pa51iament isfilent as to this, yet ,"&e Faymerit of the five ounds is a concefiion that the

APPENDIX. the bodies were unlan,fidly buried; and if .Co, the breach of the law ought to be repaired. Perhaps you will endearour to difiinguifl. in your great logical capacity, between there two cafes, ind obxten'e, that a breach of the u.iverfiey fi.tute tends to the fub,eerfion of di]ip!ine and Itbe/,! learn~ i,g, which is re,alum in j�  and that fchob:r, thus irregularly admitted, ought there�ore to be res?or.;, to prm, ent the ill confcquences of lhch an exam?le: whe,'ea, in the other c.fe, fay )'ou there can be no fuch pretence, it bcig eally or' no moment, ei-- ther to the living or the dead, whether a rrian he buried in linnen or rvoollen any farther than as it is breach of an act of Parlmmentl that this is only ma- l.m per accidemi and that therefbre, if they pay the penalty exacted by the law, the injury is fully Faired. But I mull beg leave to obferve, that this dittinc- fion is fallacious, and a meet �cholafiick t:btlety - For, as the fitute, to prevent the �cholar's rem.vmg from one houfe to another, was made for the ad- vancement of good learning; �o the at of t'arliament againit burying in linnm was ma& for the encou- ragement of the ooollen manufgtur, which is ac- /mowledged, on all hands, to be the gr.ea. tel! fupport: of the wealth of this kingdom; for wNch reafon think that one ought to be regarded as much as the other  for I conceive an attempt to injure he Pub- lick, and defeat the ?ro�perity of our native try, to be equally deltruive, and therefore equally mlum in f e, with an attempt to �ubv'ert the difci- ?hne of the uniteriley; and therefore, all exampl.es, both of one and the other, fhould be equally cd and removed. But )on go on, and fiy That though eke flatnee mention only the enMty of forty fhillings ana tilent a to the reltitution of the ]kolar, yet it on record to have been ufual to reft:ore t3 fctolar H .

A P PEN Di X. It !earl there is one precedent./r r�ttoring the lar, and thtre doth not appear to t oe fir dcinipg The tingle in,ante, which you have hap'd to p:.ck up, is of one Tma  who, in the year x f4B. was, by t Vice-chanllor's order, reorcd to . n, principal of hiteha?l, by ohn Re&or of St. Mn 7 Coege, into which he had mitred m  te irregukr manner for fiened, You m to aow, Sir, though with fume culry that, in thia fe, Mr. Bur was not obliged to pay the' pretty of f iig, enjoined the arute, but onl r to rOe the [cholarj your in- [erenee from which is, that .the Vice-chine'eliot, at that time, did not think the nakyfacint, (though, by your , own acknowgement, rty was then of at ]nfffix t:m t :]ue that it s at pr&nt.) or tt it was eludd, as it is now, tr he did it to give [atifaia to the Governor, who was jured by this irregalar remove and therefore re+err'd there imt&nof tfie chdar tothe payment of the enalff,  more agrahie to the tti of t law. I am fll fo happy as to differ in my opinion and n b I no mns aow, that the Vice-chancellor, in  v48. ordered this ritution upon any of there acco'ut i but, as it is much more reffonaNe to fuppo, did it ar the voluntary reue of Mr. Bury, w5o, upon this compNnt, chore rather to reftore the fcholar, b)  way of to,mutation, as it is ufualin oher matts, than be obliged to p fo hen V ape. mlty' d then thi inamce is nothing to yo put- But

APPENDIX. But even fuppofing ( what there is no mannes of teafort to believe)that the IteOor of Pdoeaid thepnalty, a, well as refiored the fcholar, What s this prove ? Only that the Vice-chancellor of Oxford in y84. went beyond his authority and did an a&ion, which he could not warrant by ttatute. I hall not take any notice ofyour calling a thing ufua!, which has been once done but youliy tber is one precedent for reProring th febolaf, and there doth not appear to be one or the det'ainin him. Really', $r, I have no opportunity of fearchmg the univerfitj Regifiersi nor if I had, lhould I think it worth my while to take fo much pains ibout this matter: But allowing thi to be true, that there is one retedent for refioring the fchclar, and none for de- taining him; all one inllanceof a Vice-chancellor', having flretch'd his power, aimoil two hundred years ago, be extended to all his fucceffors, and ax- gued into prac"tice? I mutt make one more remark upon this cat; which is, that Thomas Wy, take it which way. you pieaCe, was not rooted without the Vice.chan eellot's order: I prefume that you have, iu your care, appea!'d to the prefent Vice-cha-icellor  and if h thought himtill pofleffed of any fuch power to d/f- penfe with llatules, as hisprecedeffor in  5'48, did, he would have itTued the fame order o the l'rovo of Oriel to reProre Mr. Seaman: but if he has fuch a a power, and ferules to exert it in your behalf he is, at lea!t, equally culpable with the-/ov0fi, and ought equally to fhare your relentments; initearl of which, Mr. Fire.chancellor receives nothing but the higher ' entomiums at your hands, and Mr. 1'royoff nothing but the feverel! reproaches. H ' You

APPENDIX. You '- page, that this proeetdin$ ,c,, us in the next zd j5 go.t an effe, that there doth not appear to be another iaflance of a f&o!ar admitted into another lau]} ithout leave from his former Governor, or om the ce-c.celtor, till the year 7z3. So in the courli of an hundred and feventy eight ). ears, th=e =e, accordin to your own acknowle3ment, but two iqce-of rfom admitted into other colleges without leave from their former Gownor$ or om the Vice-&anceor: In one oafe, the perfort fo admitted was rored, but the pnl does nor uF to ha'e Men paid; in the oth, the enalty w=exa&e8, and the perfort not rred which I pre- fume would ve been done in the latter, if the Vice- ancelior d apy wer by atute to 8o it. Your ne ?ree&nt, =dore, is only an iaAaace of a for- er Vice-cMncdr, who exceeded his duty efioriag the ho, which was an illegal a&, untefs ?,e did it by the confeat of both lieu of _ pafies, in te tmalty; as it is very reatbnaNe to believe: e dd it by virtue of his own authority, it was an uutable aon, and ought not to be followed by hisfucceffor; if hedid it, notby his own power, but by aeement of e pmies, then it is no prece- dent o your purpoi and, as you have not bern a- Ne to mma e u any other bance, I ho you . g fll not argue at it has been ufl, to vetore the hohr, from no rece&nt at a. I ofl  aed t dwell fo long un thi , if t w=e not made necey by yu own Fox ramnet of iting; and I hope-that I flall not  ought red,us in foowing you, under whole pen a molehill infoAbly fwells into a monn- tn, d * Des beme of the utm 0 importann. What Author in the world, exert yourfel could,   much dr, and fo good a grae, duce

A?PENDIX. chee all the particulars and minute circum!tances of' his own life? To ths happy talent we are oblige for that ' agreeable account of your life in Hint Hall, "Whenever your family_ are not with you, "which, it ]?eros, they are not fometimes for aloft "night or threeweeks together; that you hardly e- "yet fu? out of the common Refia:tory; that you "neither I1 vat the meat, nor exceed the ro or- . Y p P "uon which is �ct before theion, eft commonerithat "te pearce a day has paid ior your breakfall, dinner, "and �upper, even when there voas ./lie in the loci- "ety, which now there is not: that you have, you "thank.God,(ana fi do I too,) as good health as any "man m England, and as good an appetite as any "metalset of the communityi and, for a con- "/tancy, had rather live in Harl-Hall, �o far as re- "hte to eating and &inl:ing, ttian at any' nobleman's "table in Europe." Again you tell u,, with the fame facility, ' That ' for every day, of the be part of your life, you "have done ten flillmgs worth of work for troo "pencesthat you have been above o,;e and th?ty "years a memoer o' this univcrfity, --- that you "have �pent tn, entyfive of them in the Education "o youth i --- that you have had the honourto "prellde in Hart-ttall for tlefe fifteenyeav paf --- and are now 3uPt fifty year, of age: all pmnt which may poffibly ti:i:m to be or-but lttte impor- tacei and indeed would be �o, did they relate to. any body !ef's confiderable than your�elfl but they �re render d Rill more valuable by the hand which. conveys them to us i it being, in all probability,. the only method by which we could come at any certainty concerning there particulars. Before ]t Page x q.q. I This part is liable to dfpute 3 I will only put you. i: mind of the late inttance of PEASE and BACON. 'o. remember what you feid, upon that occ,ilon vie r

k P'PE N D'I X. 13efore I quit this head s [ rnuf take notice of tw tngs, which fearn w have given you great dif- The firit is, that * rome perions, it feems, have entertained a notion,that your Ha//is no more than m Inn, o which youare the H0fi, gnd you fcholar the Gus. I am lorry, Sir, to fly tt there kerns to  rome rfon in thisno5on, howea mily you may Flare to t it: For do y.not, like other nn-keefers, your viu and aintain yourfami- !y b letting lodgings, aukeg an ordinary for comers  Are not youlicms'd for fo doing like other l-keepers, d Ratalert of beer, though by a diffe- rent nd  Indd you  Logick and other forts o( ining, a welI as ovifions for enting and drink ig; but that not defray fie araer of an keeper, whi you ceriuly e in all other refpefls but oy prov, that you dt in rome ticurs which your Brethrea of the trade do not. t:Ou obfve, th rtion to Mr. Beeman's vi r Hall, that fuppofing ' a t Gemor to   but m In-kee md his college an Inn, and  his hs GueSs, and, asfuch, at linty tofpend �' tir .we they. plfe yet he dubts, he �' wi/I iniiR upou the privilege belonging to all o- ". ther l.leeqers, aM not fuffer them to retkon, ,' without their o." I. cannot potlibl! c.onceive what this pretty obfer- vanon was brought m for; or what Imrpofe you itend it ould ferve. You have, no doubt, the fame right. with otherlnmkeeevs, tobring ina i!l, and dem_ d yoRetk0ivg, whm you pl; which !?onot htt Mr. Seaau, or my oof'yo us ev teNfed to pay; but I evoyou are the only Lanrd in town, who wod off to ain  fis by fo t they h d tk atkon-

tPPENDI X. g,.and oblige them to fpen_ d more ot their money in bouj$, wheth they. will or not. The next thieg which I bar but ju take no- tice of, is your apprchenfion, that unless this flatute is farther enforced, "o go Mother, the univer- by ' fity will  * govern'd cbiMren, and by their '. ok acquaintance, jug as their aturgl rents  are." This dreadful apprehenon runs through your whole book, from beginning to '; but it is fo monRrous and groundle a fppofition d, withal, carries along with it fo pitiable an opinion, th of prnta in genera, md of the Governors of th unive}fi, who can never furely  fo weak, to fur themle$ to- be germd in this chi!difi manner, that I will not infiR upon it any more. Hayin thus fredy and im artiay given ou m _ g F.. . Y Y eans why I caot aee wth you n the mn article of your ok, wia, the fidtn and n of this taute, which Xou hae f6 much at hrt, I all no proceed to  acquaint you, with the fame treedom, that I do agree with you teeral particars, which are occafionally hinted d int&frs'd through your whole trotiCe. Give me leave,. Sir, to pmife tMs with a ort mentation of our unfortuna , who are fig{i, almoR fingly, to Rd up in the cau of wit- tm d found dOitline, again thg united efforts o a vicious ad corrupt geration! That it ould  the meul hard lot of Ttrr-Filius and Dr. 'twton to buffet with calumny, and be the refmt- merits of an ungrat(ul uniwerfity, r endsrouting

I58 A P'P E N D I X. mutt exTeS: to undergo an equal {hareof that obloquy and ill-will, which have contt:mtlv attended him in the workof Refor_rnation efpeciay iince you hare guard- el )'our performance, in fo cautious a manner, with went profeffions of deferece to thot to whom you a[.eal; have ufherecl in your corn laints with the P . . humblel fubmt's, and/'oftned all your mveive vkh ingenious falvo'$ and fham-fip Oions. . i 0 It mull be conferfen, indeed, that our manner of writing is romewhat different occalioned by our different tintions, charac"ters, and profdtions: You, like the inimitable Horace, touch the wound but gently, and play with your patient5 whilft I, like rougher )rrvenat tear off the plailler at once:, and diti:over the ulcer in all its malignity. But though you have wrapp*d up your complaints (which, perhaps, our enemies will call malice) i, deane finhen than I was able to do, and difgui�ed your intention with more artifice and fine s yet ot:r writings both undoubtsdly am at the tame mark, and therefore will equ.Ily rouze up the refentments of thofi, againft whom they are levelI'd; nay, you mutt xather expecq: a hrger portion of calumny and reproach, fince you have tickled them in a much more elegant manner, and adorned almol!every fircalm with the moll beautiful flowers of Rhetoricle and Poetry. Nay betides this, the ftIperiority of your charac- ter as it willhave much greater influence than mine, and gi'e a relit to what I have before fiid upon tie lime fubjeOa, fo it will infallibly inhance your crime, and their indignation. Since therefore, you ha,,,e condefcended fo far as to lill yourfell my contl, and have not difdained to tread in tie path which I thnlked out for you5 iet me conj,.tre you. for the fake of our common caut, to Ferfcvere with conflancy and thriftinn courage in this glorious warfare, in defpite of all the clamours and oF?refiion of our enemies. lndeed

APPENDIX. Indeed, yqu em apprehenfive o this by thole bitter complaints of part luRerings, fcatt�red fo. plentifully in ygur book, and b.y thot flurdy refo lutions of * qmtting the educauon of youth, if you are not redreffed; in which I think the odds are, at leaR, romewhat againt you; --- But I muff now haltea to thole paRages, which you/em to have copied from me, and which, out of a rmturlaf- f,90, ! am inclined to approve. - You gave me teafort to expe& .romething of this. nature by your I'rface  which s the fineft corn lOfit!on, that I ever read, Of thriftinn refignation,. charity, and forgivenifs on one fide; and o1' human rejntmet and g/ferity on the .other. It concludes thus :' As I have entred into this with due ddtbe- "ratio, with ood advice, with a clear lro�et! of "its tendenc! to piety, learning and good manners "(bkb is exat my afe toy) fo I all think "my fill happy, if I may be permitted to proceed "in it, without any farther interruption, either fi'om "thole who would obftru& my charity, or from . thole who would deal away my fchblars." There are two bitter charges contained in this eriod: I will juft make a fhort remark upon each of them. By thole who would obffru&your charity, I �up. pole you mean the Reftor and Fellows of Exete College, who gave you that grievous pbtion, fo often complained of, to the ineorporatton your ball. For m I part, I know nothing of the difpute between you i only the, it feems, the flite of the round. uvon which your ba Rands, belones to them; and I fu ore they imagined that they had a right o optoft any proje wheh mvad her rFerty. This you ca  ureafoble ption,

APPENDIX, becau there did not, by it, appear to be any adva, tsgt to the q?on: fo that all q, pofitien muff be el[eemed unreonable, where the ol)pqrs have no vai[iJle advanttsge, or merechar ;iew. However, I . /hall wave thI, becaufe you will reply, that no dy ought to oppol a  ddign, fuch as is the erdowmmt of a coaege, u it affe&s thdr ro- , or they have fome oth ren for fo doin But p.ey mght e us un th head, Tt owmg the tMmnt of a ege, eI1 relat to be a gaod ffgn; y fince there is fuch a multi.de of ieguritks and  apps by Tea-Fiu$ and Dr. eto, in tho 11 e  Irea or ated, it would be ridiculous g. y (tiH th me of fttrmatiog takes place) to b. orrate any cond '/'our charge contained in this period, i, of fiealig away your ]kol4rsi which I fuppofe, derdried to refiee't upon Oriel College, alluding to the kafe of Mr. Seaman, which I have confidered ready; and therefore/hall only remark, in this place, upon the term fled, which is alfo repeated in your book. and implies, that a ]holar is the troperty the Go'vemor, under whom he i placed; and indeed. in fome college, which I could name, they, au. all make lropertks of them. obferve, in the time manner, that when you fpeak of thedefenion from your Hah, you call it the $nml Rebd:on and of thole concerned it, you cal', hem mail. ants, _difa.tted perfons, confpirator,. and rngleaders in the rebeldion; which are all tern'.,s e{ually appropriated to Kings and forereign prince, luch as I have defcribed, in one of my * paper:, the Governors of colleges and ha!ds tto be. Confb- mat to this high chara&er, you appeal to the t're-

  • V'dt Ttrte-ltil&t No. XII.

APPENDIX. ofi of Oriel in his royal ftile; * "Whether of the "two. he will rather difcourae a deputy, hisrub- "jec%'in the breach of his truK' or a Governor, hi: ,, .d//y, in the execution of his duty ? ' However you give us to underfland, in the - quel of your book, that you have happily difeove- red. this wicked Conliracy againft your tiered per{on and government l that you have, at l.ngth, fuppref: fed this dangerous Robelton n your dominions, anc once more eaabliflcd your tIf upon the throne of Hart-Hall. I joyfully congratulate your majefiy up- on this occafion  hoping that n?ne of your fubj.?s will atte. mpt to dilturb yo.ur Reign any more  but join, wnh a loud voice, m crying, long live Dr. N�wzo, Mo,ucu of HART-HaLL] It is not in ffe leaft to be wonder'd at, that one who had thus f!rongly imagiu'd himtlf into the poffion of ajvereign diadem, fhould take it �o hci- noufly ill of any anti. monarchical perfon$ to degrade him into a aommon Inn.keeper. I mo humbly intreat your m. ajefiy's gracious pardon for having pre�um'd to ltee into this notion my felfi b a very man ha a right to explain his own meaning; .I beg leave to reconcile my af{'ertion, of your be-

ng an Inn. keeper, with your. majefy'$ firenuous

elsira to royal power, in ths manner, �ai;. I ac- knowledge that you are an undoubted monarch within your own wall, under the prote&ion of Exeter college that you enjoy great prerogatives in your luttery, are upreme moderator in pel; and potes an ) ;;bj$1ute authority yourOhs- over the Kitchen. I am heartily eoncernel that any of your  Mllies. the Governors of colleg$ and halls, fhould fo tx neg- le& Page r lou bok lage 45-

neglect their obligations to conscience and oaths, as to withdraw their artifice to the support of your darling Scheme; but you will do well to consider, that violations of the most solemn treaties and engagements are, in these our days, no rarities in sovereign princes.

I shall now come to the Book it self, and point out several passages, in which you seem to have couch'd some Truth, and a great deal of Satire.

Concerning your opinion of the Heads of colleges, you deliver your self thus,[2] "If it should be ask'd why the university, if they had not thought this penalty (of forty shillings) sufficient in 1634, did not increase it? I answer, that this might not then be thought necessary, because the Heads of houses, the immediate judges of the reasons offered for removing from one house to another, being, together with the Chanceller and Proctors from that very time, by a particular statute then made, united into an amicable Body, at once impower'd and obliged to meet weekly[3] in order to deliberate about whatever might concern the honour and interest of this famous feat of learning; it could hardly be conceived possible, that, in any future age, any of the Heads of houses themselves, should so utterly disregard the conscience of their duty, the dignity of their station, the familiarity of their friendship, the peace of the university, and the reputation of their respective societies, as to be guilty of the breach of this statute, had there been no penalty annex'd to it."

I hope, I need not comment upon this passage, nor use any arguments to prove that this complicated charge against the Heads of houses, which you A P P E N D I X. you fly, in the year z63a e. could hardl), e caeived ?offible is a&u. ally fixed upon one tif the pre{ent Heads, for admitting Mr. ,5'eaman: how reafonably this charge is fixed upon that rvorth Governor, . ;Y . leave the reader to judge from what I have upon that fubjec"t i but Rill this is a proof, how exa&ly, generally f?eaking, re aree in our opi- nion of the Heads of coiled:es and alls. This grievous chargo is Rill further prei'd againt the Heads of colleges in this florid manner; " If "Govern. ors of tbcieties /hall, in defiance of "this flatute, not fcruple to admit irregular young "men, who are willing to be at the expence of "Jbrty/illings, ..-- farewell the only �ecurity of "obedience to the 1ocalfiatutes of every foe;cry in "the univerfity. Tie heft difpo/d cannot be "regular in any locicry: they will be overborn by. "the rajidity of the fiream, and whiri'd ito the "hcirc/ing edd, and funk promituoufly with eve- "ry thing the molt mfigmficant an contemptiNc. "And fo farewell the difciplie of this famous uni~ ', You go on, 1till firther to accufe them ofT heft =nd piracy, in there words: �reat numbers, "who were !:ound for tl this Port, have been inter- "cepted and carried off to another, and many of "them juft at their very entrance into it. Falfe "colours have been hung out: Fayours have been "promis'd, which were never beflovo'ds and ho- "larflips have been given to tho�c who were un- "der a fiatutable incapacity to receive them. Dung "mn are feared, Parents manag'd, $cheolmafiers "are made welcome, and l'iracy infi:fs there ' �eas."

i64 APPENDIX. Betides this gratrd charge againf[ d/Hutds colleges, you are particuhr]y hard upon jmt them i who, I cannot help obfervin are the mof

  1. nexeeptionble. I have already fully-confldered the

barbarous manner, in which you have treated the worthy Dr. Carter, Prayoff of Oriel Collegej I will now quote a pafge, which feems to bear equal- Iy hard upon the late ]earned Dr. Hunt, mailer of BalM, by char in him with strut. y, in giving Mr. Somatier the fihdarfidp before mentioned in deftlace of the fidtUrfS, by which he was not qu4tiffd to receive it. How jufIy you do this, Yam not able to judge, being perfe&I', unacquain- ted with Mr. $omafier's * age, or : fiatutes


th that college. You take occafion to fill foul, in the time oblique Manner, on that moff ingenious and able Tutor, the fevererst Mr. tor. e$ of Baliol, uFon account of infiru&ing Mr. Somatier for othing.----- " 4 c One "thing I would alfo fu to _ ggeft Parenui that ! he- "ver had any thin done for me ]r nothing, which "did nor, in the d, fhnd me in much more than "the full valued sad that, for the mof rt, that "which coils little, i.s rorth left."--.- After th[ /roke, comes a falw m your ufal manner. --" I ' do not fly thi to derogate from the charaCter "of the Gentleman, who ha, fo cheaply'offered "his �ervic% beesure he hath the reputation of a "pbolar, and of a man of patti, and, I believe, "deferverily: but the more worth)' he is to be ' I am credibly informed, fines the firff edition of this book, that you a&uall}, mifreFrefented thisGentleman' =ge, and quoted a flf� regiRer, which you have thought prslr to corrc,-i fom copies, with

APPENDIX. "pri], on the account of hi a;ilitle6 as a Tutor, ' he more ! blame him, if whiiR he was himf "unht, he hath not doubt to intere "in the unju rentments of his pied: and, whilfi "he was a member of.fo ri)ing a f?iey, and "had Co acceptable a charage b as mght entitle ." him to as manf tupik, s h 3 -pl out of the "wide world, fie hath fubmstt o fo mn an "art, upon  unvt a motiwe in order fo ".eafe Ns rge Wlotk out of my fm Dg" ' ! am crediN informed, b the by, that th ms of this char =e abfolutely fulfil or fir, Mr. Somatier s remosl from Hart-HaR was not done at the &fire of Mr. u, but Colely br e motion of his own Rt!tim; and, feeondly', t  has, ever ce his mion into 1, mnndy pfid the time Wutorgt, whi oth= holan do. As we  along, I nnot o.git one pge, which, though it does not immdiate ncem el- their yo argument or mine, fms to be worth bation for ts rubtime expreflion, and mta?ho- mat elnee. Sakmg of one of your Schol='s Reafons for avinff your Ha, and going to TriniCoegt, caufeShey had a fine arden there, which he  would  of advmtage to hi health, you make this curious reflefion. " I do knoJge it is a very fine Garden. "I quefiion wMther there are .finer Evergreens in "my garden in Europe than in that of Trinity "CoReget but I would hae him conrider, that the "proper ufe of that fine Gzrden is not to crmte "in hilofi&ers an aptite to Elegance, but "gort'h t6 ?oung men the advmtage of Education: "For

i66 APPENDIX. "For tho�e fie ughs could not have been fo beau- "tffully formed, if they had not bee.n * obedient "to the bmder's well, and �uffered with patiencc "the amputation of every luxuriant and fuper. "fluous branch, in confidenc that all this art and "care, and feeming feverity of the pruner, would "contribute to the improvement, and to the "tafton of the ldants." But to return: 'ou go on to chilire your .'her Heads in this oblique manner: --. * ,c It is �' the duty of Governors and Tutors to take care "that they (the flatutes and rle$ of every locicry) "be neither artially exeueted by themfelm nor "difuted or eluded by others." We come now to another paffige, where, upon fuppofition of this flatute's being eluded, (as you vretend to prove it is,) you launch out, even with- out you fua forthings, in this extraordinary man- her:  ----  Every Order, either ot the Gover- "nor or Tutor, however agreeable to the intention "of the ttatutes, or �uppofecl to be necetliry rom "the very nature of education, would ,be cavilled �' at, dilputed, negligently obferved, or difobey'd at "pleafure every Exereitq, a flight, deferire, per- "funflrory, formal performance; the general stud?, "wifimut method or &riga, defultory, fruitle�d  "the tzrtirular Leaare, not before perufed, not at- "tended to, nor afterwards conlidered, nor digefled, "nor remember'd  the Dif?utations, a mp!e [trmg "of five or fix fyllogifms, writ down in a fcrip of "pal:. 5 div.e fervtce, a dropping of the fociety in- "to the Chapel, one after another, from the begin- ', ning of the prayers to the end, molt- oftenfive to �' God and mm i the vhok Converfation fo free from "

APPENDIX. "bdnntry, as not to re]ate to ltarin, the trifling "produ&of leud plays, newa-pa?ers, and pamphlets. "And, 0 grief ofgriefi ] the confciou�nef} o� their "own lo parts, foot �cholarfhip and other defe&$ "woul.d be fo far from fuggefiing to them the "propriety of'modefly and humility towards their ' governors, that, in proportion to their leaden "rance, and infuffYcien, their immdenre, and in. "filenee would abound. And this would be the "precious treafure, wherewith the univerfity would �be able to pr' efent the publick. "---- All this is fo agreeable to what I have obt3rved concerning the exereis, fludies, le&res, difputntbns, brayers, and convertion of that univerfity, (as any body may be convinced, who will gie himfelf the trouble to read my * papers on thole Cubits,) that you almolt �eem to haveflolen the whole paragraph from me.----You o on in this ironical manner: "To be lure tkey are excellently well. prepared to "adorn any fiation with ability, fideht 7, and ho- "hOUr ! To be lure the neceflity of fubmiou to "the civil magifirate, and of obedience to the "laws of their country, is fo well impreg'd upon "they% that if there were no-penalties "their own re!te&ions would always keep them "in awe, and make them always fudious of the "peace, and abftinent of the property of the mean- "e'ft mere. her of the commubiry ! 'To be lure, "ter hav:ng read fi much philofipky, and made "the thoughts of their own mortality Jb fatal- "liar to them, nothing lefs can be expected "of them, than a contempt of the work, re- ',, a rio?neff );aation to the divine will, and fl of "lite, as if to-morrow was to be the init day of ' it!" I Vide Terr,-Filiuq N � Xx, xxxv, xlii. T P=ge o 4.

AP P END I X. I can call the htter part el? this paragraph no other than a lampoon upon the diiildine of that whoie univertity  nay, fo bare-fac'd a one, that (contr,ar to )/our ufual gravity) it comes up to a meet tunere You feem to be �o fond of this talent at Ridicule, el-at, having O. arted theconcdt of an undergradute' lacing like an aentite, (which you etymologize in a very accurate manner) you ,proceed to bur!efque the I'rofeffors .of liberal fcicnoes, (not, I fear, wthout having a Farucular eye upon the Clergy_,) a well as the nedleft: olr merit in the univerfity, in this �evere manner: *" Nor, indeed, can you fee the necef- "fity there is to learn his malter's art, in order to " it; for fuch, you have obferv'd, is the �' genersl ..Zegard to fiholsfii,k merit, and rich the "ha. ppy &fierenee between a [bholar and a mecha. "as&, that a fihdar may ./t up, without having "ever learnt his trade, and often have better buji- "neff, .than he that hath greater sk//l." In the next paffige, which I fnall cite, you to have work'd up a very high encomium upon yurfllf with your ufual fiverity upon your thren. Having.tod us how ingenious cholar ou hr ro . h refpe their Tutor for t/ie 1tnSnefs exercit them, you conclude thus: �hey will rather value ', him the more, for that he hath not fo regarded �' his care, as to be remi�s in his duty  and hath "the kor, efly and the courage to perrevere, and to ,' equal, in the midtt of innumerable temptations to ".in&lunge and partt!ity." -.OW'

APPENDIX. However, Sir, you might defign this, it is fo fe.able an obfervation, that I cannot help drawing one inkrenee from ib .v&. that it is not �ufficient for a good Governor to thy in vindication of every thing he does, that he has the authority of thefiatutes on his fide  but he ought likewith to execute them equ.lly and .,npartidl/, both in the d,f?enfition of avour$, and the infli&ing of?uiments for we $5_, know, that ff allthe flucutes were to be put rigoroufl), in. execution, above half the member m' every cety mutt be expelled 5 but, as a good Governor is lap- pored to a& like a good King, and impartially execute jufiice with merq, it is altooft as unjufi and unequita- 'hie to-fur?end the rigour of the tta. turestowardsme, and exert it againll othsrs, as t would be to either without, or agaie# any fuch authority.---- I wifh you could prevail upon the I'refid:nt andFel- loro of a certain college (�ome of whom are your intimate friends) to lay this confideration ferioufly to heart! In another phce, fpeaking of univer]Tty degrees, how exa&iv do you and I jump in opinion, concern- ing thole h[nour ? "" Surely, ];,y yu, there ', is rome error in this conceit; and becau. alegreen

  • ' fi..ppol� education, they are occn mijLken by pa.

a' rents ./3r education." You are Lill more f,:vere upon your lrethren the Clergy, and feem to condemn their darling pri- vilege of pluralities in this artful and very acute manner:- .- , "Where is the neceflity that He, ,' who will never delCr=e ere Livi*lg, flould have "to; which rome l,ave doubted whether the molt "exalted merit could innocently cn.}oy ? is not on "Living feficient to [:egle? orl.�artfh enough to "expel!i: himfell to ? Or rnuft he needs have Vo,. !l. 1 "to

APPENDIX. "to tsie notice that he hath neither j3riety, nor �' gr4vity, nor Furlrace, to delirve their good opi- nii norrimfn to invite the con cel "nor abil t fi$ their ruples ?" vNg tg condemned rome of your Brethren Dr )itgmd im nung fchols into their col. leges, md prof'd your own mnocente m ths par- lar, you cm m wifi t following period, which I ot ludently admire for th'e e!ega=e  the i, as well as e poignancy of etire, �"I pro (thuyou begin,) as often  I think "of things, wch I do every day,  almo "evy hour ofeh day of my life, !am aoni- "el, tt any Teah q ?hdpky uld himlf " fo leaned as not to know tt &m is 55ofuchmnfcendent modyand 3eau, andfo ble ofdng extreme delight to the happy pffeffor of her t e is full worth}' tobe defir'd "with impatience, md fou h' aer with care, . g . and "un with ff, md efi'd with endear- "t, md ought not to folicite adm?ers, nor "ou& hf:lfun them, le b[o erfons of difi "ment, e  dff?d fo her dncfi, "aadon, md her vanity." As to the Tem?erte ofour academical Lads, you pfi yourfelfin ts hypotheti=l manner:  ' .If, inR offlriety, which keeps the nfitutton cool a clan, and the mind vigorous and aive, �'md livdy md fit for n the o ever yg y �" to a plick oufe, and m a reluance to  . . "the l d of mtemce become mtghty "to mingIcing &kk, and fu the Jove of it "fiduoufly to fieal upon them, in/}nfitqy to grow "up with them, dil they habitually deftre it, long "for

APPENDIX, ' for it, hanker after it., are uneafy without it, and "at fall, carry this mean, pernicious, finful habit "along with them to their refpeOive ]ttleme#tt, "when they go abroad into the world6,,v." with a great deal more to the fame p.urpot which it would be needle, and too obnoxJom,'even for m, to repeat. The next point, in which you leem to imitate me, is concerning the Smarts, of whom you f_IX'ak thu, {agreeably to what * I have obferv'd upon thoik Gentle- men)  "To wt, arfine eloath6 is not to be an oran. "merit to a fociety: an unity and. ffmplicity ofd. refs, of '* materials, if not grave, certainly not gay, s more "lenteel, more manly, more fuited to the 1tudious "li'�e, more ex?rettive of a mind intent upon learning, "ac! inquifitiveafter knowledge: and of a contempt "of what the effeminate and alliterate are wont to "admire."--- Again you fpeak to the tame effe&: "finery, in an Umvs amongIt tholars, in "a fi:holar, and while he is profefldly "of thole improvements which adorn the mind, "is even in a per/on of fortune, an irafro fiery, if "not m abfurdity, So that thi= tort or' mertt, ii- it "entitles him to any refpe from his merrer who �' doaths him with it, or from his =altt who ttrips "him of it, cannot ntitle him to any fi'om his G0-  ylOy. ' You go on againl! the prent �xtrzvgance oftLe

  1. irfity in the fame excellent man,mr,

-J-" Neither is it to be an ornament to a fociety, "tofid a g7/eat deal of moneyinit, in cofi',y treats "and entertainments: for frugality, which is fobca' "and tem ewe, which avoids as well cardifs a ? .. . nd "unnecefliry, as vtcous and yam expences, bat I Page  Pge 7f.

x7z APPENDIX. "there may be always wherewith to be jufi and "good and racet, that there may be no alii. "er$6, nor tem?tati.on to do mean or vickedthins "throagh necty, :s one great part of univerfi9 "a!ucition." This is all very true, and an excellent oblrvatio,n, in general; but I hope it is not particularly levelt d at any of your Brother Heads, for refuting you a place in their Pu:vAvs JusTos and CasLs. --You pro. ceed thus: '" All our academical inttitutions have thi; "view: they all tend this way: a plainne of diet "made acceptable by' evening fobfiery and early ', frog; and this, in amoderate portion atfiatedtimes, is the univerfil rule of this place; and is of fingu. "lar ufe, whether it be confider'd as an help to the "cvntem�1ation of the fiudious, or as a prervative "of health to the fedentary, or as a guard to the "iur. occe of youn men, whole paffions are prel- �g "ling ritb force upon them: for any young Gen- �' fieman, therefore, to diflipate a reat deal "in fo needlefi, faimproper, and cu- lpablean expence', "betaufo he is rich enough to afford it, or ain enough ,' to affeO it, and thereby to introduce into there places "of education a reluSance to corn I with the "methods of hfe here propos'd an'] requlr'd; a nicety �' and tkgae in eating and drinkingi difpofitiors "to luxury and idlen5, and the naturul confequence5 �' thereof,'is not to adorn a focicty, but to "it is to hinder any body elfe from beinganorna- "ment to iti an' the way to entitle him/elf, not to "his Governor's efttern, but to his very great dif- "pleaCure." I cannot, Sir, fuflcientl� apphud/this elaborate dechmation againfl the pro tqPn'e'sand delieac lately introduc it into oxford i an enormity of fuch lanai con- Page 17.

A P P E N D I X. con{iquence, that unlefs it be in rome manner time- ly check'd, it may, in all probability, totally de- Kroy the univerfity itfel�. But I mull nifo beg leave to obferve, that there ought to be a ration on the other hand: and that even frugAllt! ma' be-carried to an excefi. As therefore 1 can- not approve of the luxu7 and intern?rance of Ibme fo 1 mu equally condemn the dantick ri- goat and abfli,ence ot other$; for as it is not pro- er, in tMfc places, to indulge upon ven and dmon, u on 3ur und),, champaigne and Rac, on one hand; fo I think thee ought to be rome- thing alto d betides freak-beer and aolt-dumlinvs, on the other. Nay, the mcete before mennone& taken in a moderate degree, tend to infpire the ge- nius, and e,iven the imaination5 whereas nothin can be expe&ed from only rot-gul fma beer, an hvy but . apple-dumplings, upi,lity, fleeinet, and in,Mente. And yet I am affured that a certain learne HeM, who feems to have no fma opinion of hi management, has lately eablifl thi Regimen, and ordered it to be Rrily obferved by all with- in his dominions i from whence it is conjeSured, that the me worthy perfort is the author of famous tretife lately publiC'd, an entitl a ned rtaton upon the excelknee, dignity,  tiuity of Dumpling, with  word u?on Pudding. For my prt I am again all zxtreams, efpecially on the inh.begy fide, which I do not think can be of an advante either to a mau' health, or his genius5 but, on the contrary, firm- ly believe that a Lad may thrivo full a well, an8 th 0 logii as glibly in a college where th? eat and &ink like Ohrians, as in any St Bg Btt whatfver. I woMer that you did not, unS tNs hfl, qint us ith that wife jion. which I 

APPENDIX. bye cautd to ]e promulgated within your nions, aglinf[ the confumpfion of Tea and Cojei a talhionable vice, which tends only to/quandring awy mone , and mifi din t rnorning; (as you once ingenioufly expre/ d t) nothing more. can be expe&ed fiom thole JEIXTfiCt/L.R CONF. You go og, and are very prolix in cenfuring your Brethren, the Iqead o[ bourns, for their $le of. young ablemen and Gentlemen-commoners coremmid to their care, uf in the time manner which I hare * done only allo_wing for your uu- al fairo's and duifi.,. tt would be too tedious to quote all you paffies to this effe&; ffpecially confiderlng that my-letter is already fw�lled much beyond its intended length  i will therefore on- ly give the reader a timpie or two, and Co con- clude. I-Iar[ng toId us how a Governor ought to be- bye towards perfons of a fiOerior rank, ]tou pro- reed thus: " But a G.to,---- will no be fo bari, as, "in conjun&ion with grooms, and footmen, ncl "nurfes, and 4 refugee tutors, to [hew his refpe&  to them, by admiring their fertune, or theie birth, and thereby cmrupl their minds with faire "notions of greatneff i or by flattering them in their "j$1ie, or t-heir iee$; or by iting himfelt; to "their irregsdar apFetitra." Again you fpeak of- them thus:

'  By this means they will be

'.' in t vey place of their education, thol

APPENDIX. "notion of themlves and others, which they had, "in a good meafure, learned bette they came to "the UvtRSmr." Once more you fly:" # A Governor, therefore, "in the exectio of the fiatutes. can neither "dentlt nor iufily make any ,litrenee, between "thor6 who-are flyled Gentlemn. commoners, and "thole who are call'd timply CommonerJ, who are "not unfrequently of the/arne family with thole "of the fi,prior order, very often of as god, and "rometimes better. A Gentleman-commoner hath "a foul to be rived as well a jir'itor, and is under "fame obligations to religion and irte. A Gentle- "man-commoner owes a duty to his country, and "hath no more title to be u.l 0 to r, than anl "other per13n, to whom he would thiff off" the "licence, and the qualilqcation to rve it." I}' any one can deny'that this is an indirdt ban- ter, exactly in .the Newtoninn manner upon the method of treating Gentlemen-commoners at Oxford, as well as upon thbli Gntkrnrn thmfelv�, I muff confefs that I have no judgme. nt in hnguage, and will rather gi,e up my atI'ertaon, than endeav9 to prove it. I have now gone through my obmratiom upon this extraordinary TreatiIe and, though I could produce divers other paffiges out of it to the time effe& yet, 1. believe, th0fe already cited will thought fuffiaent to demonffrate that you have, in almo!t every particular, covertly efpOufed m caufe, and fought under my banners. Na� in rome point, you have exceeded the rodd which I laid down, and urged your refentment .frther than i can juffifyl particularly with _rehuon to the Gentlemen of Oriel and Btdid Colleges, in which I 4. you

176 APPENDIX. you have by far out-done me: for I will defy the worft of my enemies to .x,,r one inttance where I have, in fo bitter a manner, inveigh'd againfi any Gentleman, for no other reafon than pure- ly to wreak a litde t'?leen, and be/patter the I do not fay that you dej,r'gned to tkrve me in this fighal manner; for, as lobrevved at the begin- ning of there remarks, the ifit'ciency and elufion of one particular ttatute, in which you fancy your tilf aggrieved, tiem to be the burthen of your whole iook, from beginning to end. ^11 your comphints turn upon this head; but, in the great hurry of your zeal, there is �carcely an enormity in the univerfity which you have not ]ugg'd in as a cont'equence of this infuffi'cienq or cluff'on, though they evidently flow from other caufis. Thus we may juftly fay of your book, without prejudice or partiality, that you/&m to be edly m the wrong, in your main pofition, as well as in the fa&s which you have brought to fupport it, and inadvertently in the right in almolt every Perhap,, after all, you will objec�at I have mirinterpreted 7our thoughts, and deduced conl'e. qwuences which never cntred into your heart5 to hich putpole you will quote a great many plm- fib!c purges out of your I:ook. It ma 7 be lb,, in- deed  but, even in that care, I can fee no reafon that I have to ask your p,'u'don, fince, however ! may ,have injured your thoughts, I am lure that i have not wrefted your veorls, which are evidently on my faie, whatever your heart may be; nor are you the firit who has really wrote a satire, whil he was intending a Panegyric& But however this :,.-as brought to pati, whether rittingly or urmittingly, i am certainly obliged to }:ou for ting up the cudgels in my defence,

APPENDIX. and becoming my o'-adjutor at a time, when thought that every body had deferred me in the cauf of virtue and Rformatin..I have long boured by my /'elf under the weight of calumny upon this account i and it is very kind of you 1tep in, e,en thus late, to my relief, and tak half of the burthen upon ),our �elf. The only re- turn that I can ?romife to make is, that as you lm, ed. efpi/d the comforts of eafe, plenty, and tranqmlity to fupport me i fo I will, upon all oco carlons, (as far as truth and reaj3n will allow me} fxcrifice my time, and even my reputation to tirve you: at prefent I can do no more than affix the ,gum of what you have written, with there Re- marks upon it, to the end of my book on the fame fubjecq:, that they may live together to all polterity, and be mutual aid, and juttifieations of each other. ' I con}eft, Sir, I am at: a 1o�s to j. udge whethe the univerfity, affembled in tonvocation, will think fir to return you their thanks, in due form, or the pro?Ol you have made to them or, order your book to be burnt, as a libel upon their tute$ and dicitline but I [hall impatiently wait for the iffue of their contultations, having the jufle. teafort in the world to expect, that m perfor- 'Y. . mance will meet with the fame fate, whcthe be for its honour, or for its difhonur. Our cafes, Sir, are to exa&ly parallel, that I have borrowed a pall'age out of your book, entitled, gn(verfity Education, for a motto to Trr-Filim: again, part of your otto �ervcs full a p?ofite- ly for an head-Feice to this ,'lpiendixi and I mutt take the liberty to tondudt in the tame manner that you eonddel which I chufe to do becaut the words are exae"tly applicable to my care. well as yours, and are far more fg#rati and me. t?horieal than I can fupply. I ' * "For

17g A PPEi DI X. " For there fr years that I ha/e undertak "tle Reformation of the to univeties, I have "med to my gf to have N< alking through "a large field of } Briars and Thorn% in hopes "of arriving at a beautiful country beyond it; of "which, at my firff tting out, I'thought I had "a yet nar prot&' but, goM God ! with wat "weaq fieps, wth wt bardflrule, wth what "exueme hzrd of 1ofing evy Rag of cloaths ' off my back, ve I tofi'd and fweat, to get "throh tNs horrid brake t the thicket impene- "trable t the pth untrod! I have been teiz'd, "p?!ex'd, prick'd, firatch' torn, wounded, di- "gur'd I No fn= have I been able to dmgage "my fell on one fide, than I have been entangkd "on the other. In the mid of this perplexity  and diefi, nothing kept up my fpnts more, than an =rne dq;?e of do:rig the good at "was tcfo me i a thorough ?eOafion of the "[ncrefiSdn of Perfeerance, d an utter con- "t%mpt"of the unrOneble opption I met with: "for I confidered that it =oti onl t om Briart "and t,. which, however the might  p- s' mirted, for a we,  triumph in ctaing a "little Page zc6, Alluding to ttmt paflge in our. excellent tiaatiler, eartb at an ig ftb Jut weeds, nettle, bramble{, 9. feco  of c rI of an. This 11emy  ed by rome rfons, ro contain a fecret fae on  gentSmen ct Et college, v{. Mr. hra,

APPENDIX x7 "little of' my fleece, would never be able efually "tO obltru my pafge to that fine sfiu%. ' thole ddtiou; fireams ! pantd afte. [ ,;m, $ I R, Tatar mfi thankful Fellow. Laborer, TEK1DE-FILItJ. POST.

5POSTSCRIPT. Would not willingly let any part your argument, with regard to the fin. tute in difpute, pati unob/hrv'd; and for that teafort, have thought fit toadd a word or tveo by way oi: p}ript, to the foregoing Remark.s. The only ige., which you.em to haveleft, fo;' &{irin an ammdment of this ttatute, is, that the g r;alty of ortv Ihtlbngs by the alteration in the va- lue of money, is much left confidrable nora than when the fiatute was firjt made. I have notpretend- ed to deny thisi for I know it to be true. But I think tlat I have, in a great meafure refuted your arguments upon this head, and ?roy'd, that the ter- rible contequences which you draw from it, and fo ttronglr Frognofficate, ,iz. tile ttal f. ubverfiou of academical difiolin , will, in all larobaitity. neer come to Fati i for, in the cafe both of Mr. Seaman lnd Mr. 8ornaj]er, (which I hope you will not in. /ill upon any longer) yo.u do not pretend that they went away ,ithout akmg for a d.efft i nor that they ask'd for it either out of voantonnq}, or to ./}at trom the difiiptSne of your l-lall: finee ot vn, you fly, that he wasfiudious and vell-inclinedi and you do not offer to fly any thing to the trar)' of the other; and betides there to, yo.u lave not bcn able to give any other inltance, m .the �ourfe o! ont hundred and fevtnty eight year.

POSTSCR. IPT. You fly this diminution of the penalty is a * mir- chief vhicb time bs introduced. How. great a chief it is, I mu Ive e reader to jud, after what h bn /d: but if yaa had en plf recollea fame other atutes, you might have em- ?Ioyed your time to much better purpo, in letting frth the tea! and grious mhie which time introduced, by the alteratioa in the value of money particularly in the flatute relating to grand cam oun- ders, which'is grown fo burthenfame, that it keeps feveral gentlemen from taking their degrees; or in the flatutes of tveral calicos, which oblige the fellow to fear that they are not worth five pounds per annum de ?raprio, and thereby involve many them in the guilt of perjury. By Vqofing a red'-re of thef grievances, you wId have de a honour to the univty, al well as tr firrite to ramkind, inRead o' among us with idle complaints, founded upon imaginary grievances carrying on your on fanciful and ridJealous  wi detain you no longer than to put you mind, that = you have thus grofly lhe whole matter, and tMreby injured feveral wor- thy gentlemen, y9u ought, as a ?(eff of leaning and chrifim rdi ;on, to ma tm fame repam- g . - tion, by publickly asking thetr ?ardan, as well' as offeO fo; ?ologj t? thi publick r havg imbed upon it in fo egregtous a mner.

THE INDEX: A .(publick) at Oxfr �ome account of t. . I.  ought expe&ent to have notre of late, the 1tatutc concerning it, H. x oo (into tc tmi) fomc account of it, attended wida of Itare. ttall, whit, II. aaltg.e':Tree, (philofophict) an account of it, .IL alle'Dumpiinga mjoin'd in a certain ha In Ox- �iem'% ctymologWd by Dr. Heu,te, 1I. ariJtotle, thcdeferencc paid to him at Oxford I. a greater man than Locie, I. xx'cmmeul to all yotmg ,dt!t.e#

INDEx. ,rt/des.(of religion)fub/rib'd, without knowing it, farther proved, I. I. aslrts decline at: Oxlrd, 1. 26 althanafs recommended to all young men, II. lyl (Dr.) abuf}d at Oxford, I. B leartrofi (Mr.) de. niedhis Grate at Oxford, II. �,n. yohnpn a Brtt?r II. Biops, threaten to getTe-,itiua fuppre'd la,h Boo. what, a [entlemaq of ,rton Cog, put into jot &inking kmgGeorg,5 'h, I. a large account of that air, I. a farther account of the flt} lunder ('Squire) a member of OrZngnti, I. fome account of him an his fon, ou}e?halus (Sir) hs exploits at Oxrd. II. Bowlei (Mr.) admits Mr. Seaman into Orid Colkge, b.or rted by Dr. t. H. _.. how eReemed by him formerly, �nont (Dr.) reprimanded for h imence red' unchitablme I. Bsb3le (Stamfd) m acunt oe it, L �sck'-ave, news )m. thmce, I. uar3) go a ggmg u me colicget, I.

INDEX. Cambddge, its di�pute with Oxford, about Feee. dense I. 40 itsgenealogyandfevetalnames, I. 4z the time negle of fiatutes there, II. 1 o4 Cataber, a SI$nifb rebel, founder of Cambridge, I. 4I Crter (Dr.) abufed by Dr. Newton, It. rael  &c. Cartey (Mr). put into the Black Book, and for what, I[. xx Cheer (bop of) upbrai& the univerfity r not rdin I p, I.  ; how anfw d by Dr. ougb, i$. Gbonk Feeinm (a Mo fo 11cd,) tome obr- vaus upon t, I.  z Gig , e nt of it at o ord, . . Cn (h, Nory) the money got by itsimpref- Clodins ($nalfim, an old Sabine farmer, !. y CdleRen (Academical) dercrib'd, d: 6 9 fion embezzled, I. xS. how excufed, I o his Finting.bufi, tome account f it, i, Ill ef.a7 at oxford, its definition, lb. �mmnt, a difl'ertatioa upon them., II. 78. Ora#rdn (Grand) the fiatme concnin them ought to be amended �[. 8 whom it becomes, I.  oz Confiitution. the intention of endowing them, II. realohs for leaving one, and going to fifi. the mof[ uncommon thing in tte world

INDEX. �onfiitution.�Iub at Oxford, rome account of it, I. how look'd upon by the univerfity, L a large account ofitsrife, pro rel, g and diffohtion, !I, infulted at Oxrd, II. profecutecl in the vice-chancellor's court, II. preenreel by the Convoratbn (Oxford) their defign Con, vocation filenced, Cofiard (Mr.) put into the Illark Book, and for what, II. grand jury of II. 2 I. y I, 8-- Cowper (Mr.) denied his Grace at Ox�ord, II. Coxcomb, his method of complimenting, Ii. Craftus (Dr.) I. 4 6. Carl (Mr.) his account of the oxford poetical , I. receives a letter of thanks from them: I, Deetee (at oxford) againIt all rfifianee of princes in King Charles IFs reign, 1. 3o Broken thrulh the very next rei, 1. Dedic.tions, mPtances of rome, II. Degrees the method of taking them, !!. 6+. 7 z fatute relating to them, II. }oo Dr. Newton's opinion of them, II. I6 9 Detaune (Dr.) a pun upon him, II. yl compar'dwithMr.Penkethman, II. 83 Determinations at Oxford, the manner of them, II. 69 DiretIort

D/fi#fia, an ccount of tm, what, Do, ed at the appearance of of the sosah-sea, cornpar d wlth the l-lead: of ?,o, llegesatOffora I. 6; preach d againt! at Oxford, I.  74 II. 77 II, 7o Ttrra- Filim, Dragoolssfent to Oxford, to prevent thei rifing in rebd!io? I. (Argumentatwe) an account of it, I. (Dr.) his refpe& for his man Thomas, !. 7z and inflance of it, turns tyrant, . _ t ?; complained of by Ds fellowl, LI  74. fomfartheraccount ofthat matter, I. x 7 6 E Zcheation at Oxford, rome account on it, I. 4� of noblemen, how negle&ed there, I. .lrmbezzlig (public[: benera&ions) the viiell of all fraua,, . I. frequently comphmed of at Oxrd, I. fddom without reafon, an inflance of it in the care of Clartndon'$ hi. lIory. how excu/M, xambsaeion (publicIt) how performed, .l?xercifis necefl'ary for degrees. II. 6f trx-----ter college, new.s from thence,. �actravaganct of the umv'fity condemn'd,

INDEX. lraufiui (Dr.) his fpeech in Gdgotba, I. t; his refpe& for his man, I. 7x

Fen (Mr.) Dr. Lime. KiMs fcrvant, a great favourite

of his mailer, I. ?  Fews, of colleges, an account of them, II. Y3 Fleetwood (bithop) tome obfervations on his book called Chronicon preciofim, I.  z Dotmen of the Oxford headq f0me account of them, Foppery (academical) a &fcription of it, I 9at 2Free-Thinker Terr'xvilius one, 1. 9 Free-Speaker which is called daring and impious at Oxjbrd, Ierippey (Valentine) his letter to his character, Terra-Filius, tl. 93 lI. 9+ G 6amlng, the flatute againft it, II. the wifdom of it, lb. 6---dr (Dr.) preaches agalnil Terra-I*ilius at Ox- obfervations upon it, I. entlmtn-ommoner, how negkOed at Ox[ord, i. 47 confirmed by Dr. 1genston, 1I. 74 his matriculation, a poem, II. 60

'gg I N D E X. George (King) a gentleman of Merton. Cdlege put into the Black Book, for drinking his health, I. 3z and obliged to plead the benefit of the nexe a o[ grace. to obtain his dgree, I. lb. a large account of that affair, I. t z 3 &o. his title, I. 76 infulted by a progtor in his fpeech, I. 80 and in mof [ermos, declamations, &c. I. ib. rficularly in a germon prcach'd by Mr. the oath of aI/egiance to him often evaded at Oxrd, I.  5, 94, oo Golgotha, at Oxfor 4 rome account of it, I. 5'9 news from thence, I. 175' Guit3ons (Dr.) a benefac2or to at. eohn's-College, !ta3its (lholfiick) the tlate concerning theml ]I. o Hart-Ha//, the method of living there, II. Ieads, of colleges compared to the South-Sea di- rerors, I. 6 the charge againf[ them, ii67 ou ht to be examined, 68 g the definition of one, their method o keeping ramkind in ignoo rance, I. the charaer of one, II Dr. Newton's opinion of them II. x6z h';gI4%urcb, how tup?orted, I[. 1 I-li./toy (�lrendon'O the money got by its imprcf- fion emzk I. 9 how cxcuf!; I. 20

INDEX, ttolt (Promor) his treatment of Mr. Meadowcourts for drinking king G E O R G s health, I. 2', c. 1tougb (Dr.) anfwers the bifhop! of Cheer about not reading afi, I. Humour, rome thoughts upon it, governs the.world,.. Terr,..F'ilius under ts influence, I. lb. dangerous to princes, i. reaj3n the tell of it, I. o' ltuat (Dr.) abufid by Dr. 2ttoa, II. 5efls (Oxford) a fupplement to that book, e----s College, news from thence, x7 7 informing, commonly thought diflJonourale, Ignorance, how promoted at Oxford, I. Intereft governs the world, I. ]ohn' Coge. (St.) the prudent of it affronted by one of my predeceffors, I. vhdimted, I. news from thence, I. n account of the rarities th=e, a  of tir benelations, II. George, his title, I. 76 L) Laud (Ardabifhop) rome account of him, I. 4z Letlures at Oxrd an account of them, [ yx how negle&ed, I. 5.+. I i 65. Ihtutes relating to them, }I. 99 Let.

INDEX. Litreft, from eolra $ to Terra-Filim, I. from I.R. I. from l�lethes, I. 5113 from N... lI. from Valratine Ierilpery , II. 93 L/tm-K//n (Dr.) rome account of him, i/ 7 his refFe& for hi man lrer 6 i./,. inflaaes of it, ogick the earlell art in the world, I. s t 3 how attained, . . ' Zandon-ournal, his incroachment upon I. /.oya/t.r, much boaltecl of at OxtSrd , I. 28 efpecially when preaching up rebellion, I. what memt by that word, I. 9 in what tin Oxford is remarkable for _ lydt. y, . I. ibme mark of' t, I. o,   Zynt's Cot-Houfi, news from tlce, I. 7 6 l{agates of the univerflty, how to behave to- wards them, II. 31nil,, on from Oxford, I. 'zary s (St.) news from thence. I. kl, the ftatute for flying it, how evaded, I. upbraided with it by the bifhop of Chefier at the royal vifitation of Maudlin-College, Matrkldatiam, rome account of it, I I. attended with ler)ry, . the abfurdity of it in one inance, I. Mandie,

INDEX. aurlee, (Mr.) prohibited to preach within the pre- cinqs of the univerlity, . I. 88 bleadowrrt, (Mr.) his proceedings agamtt a jdi- tious ]}tmon preached at: Oxrd �by Mr. Wh--//, I. 88 mfultecl. by the V7ce-Cb.--.r upon trot account I. 9 lXXt int 9 the Blmk,,ttook for drink!rig king George s health, and with* held from his degree, I. xz. large account of that ar, I. ik pleads the all of grace and obtains his degree, I. +o Mt7/er, ($erjeant) his remarks upon Cambridge, }tillton, a remark un him, I. 99 I. o 4. Wliivim (Dr.) JI. 5'6 rome account  him, i. ?  the Journalifl, abufes Terra-leVas, I.  3'6 incroached trpoa by the !;ondon-.7ournd, obfervations upon his reftoration firther ob�ervations upoia it, its commendation, l,Io&ratr in dif?utations, his buffntis, I. $7 joumat, iL 6 It. 9 I. ? I. , Ne (Dr.) remarks upon his book entitkd Unl- vaer.#t,v tducation. &c. I!. 2 9 angry with the prayoft of Oriel and Mr. Bovoles, and why, II.  33 hut without teafort, II. ib. fatrifles fiefs, II. 137 expoltulated with by Werra-ilius, II. 14o rnif-

INDEX. mi�reprefents the ca/ of Thomas Wyffe, 1[. his method of living at Hart-Hall, II.: 5'5' his age, II. how long he has been at the univerfity II. lb. how long he has prelided in an inn-keeper, angry with being called fo, but jufdy, joins with Terre-Fi#m in the of the univerfities, iI. x 5'7, x 75' his falvoes, compared to Horace, Hart.Hal/, II. lb. II: I5'6 I[. lb. I!. b. reformation II. yg I[. lb. his complaints, I[. z5'9 oppofed by the ReFlor and Fellows of Exeter, College, II. a monarch, Ii. his opinion of heads of colleges, 1I. x6 his obfervation upon the garden at Trinity. College, lI.  6 5 his opinion of the excrcifes, fludies, leure;, difputations, prayers and converfations of the univerfity, II.  66 refie&s upon the profifrs of liberal fcience,, II. 368 his opinion of eniverfity degrees, II. i69 condemns pluralities, II. his account of the temperance obferv'd at the univerfity, II. his o.inion concerning the [marts, condemns the extravagance of the univer. fit)',  II. prohibits Tea n8 Coif}e, !I. 74 s:enites his brethren for their negle of nobkmen and gentlemen-ommo,er: 11. ib

INDEX. Kvt0; oppof'cd by/riars and thorns, �cratch'd in ,, molt wofu| iI. z78 manneh II. iti. called upon by Terra-Filius to ask pardon of thole whom he has injured, II. z8 x 'oMemen, how negle&ed at Oxjrd, I. 47. II. 74. (Benjamin) his letter to his mother, ftopt at the poff-office, I. 6o proi;eed/ngs thereupon, I. 6 O Oaths, how they ought to be taken; taken to ilatutes, which were neve ten, I. ib. thole of allegiance and fuprema, how evaded at Oxford, I. lb. the ill ufe of oaths at Oxford, _!. 94 Opponent in difputafions, his bufinet 1. Ordinanti, rome account of it, I. the fhtute concerning it, I t. Oriel College befieged by the mob, I. Oen, the rebel, entertained at OxlSrd , I. lb. inlilts great -,umbers there in the tretender,s caufe, I. ib. a member of Ordinantia, l. Oxjrd (lrofiff_or)a ftory of one, I. z 7 OxJrd noted for fall;on, I. for .q?rreh, riots, and law-�uits, I.

rs dffpute with Cambridge about preoeden$

I. 39 its genealogy,, and feveral names, I.' its founder, itS. its Heads com?ared to South-sea Direc7ors, is a great dmirer of Vo. IL K

INDEX. Ozfird, its behaviour to firangers, !I. for what to be commended, Oxfird lefts, a fupplement to that book, II. P# (Dr.) his refpeOc for his #tler I. 72 ?anegyrieles of great me ar, I. y method of tomlimtg, II. 79 etbm (.) compued th Dr. D--l--he. a full account of it.

PoliticIts. Terra-'ilius's advice upon it,
Popery, how maintained inlngland,

Vofiing at Oxrd, what, II. I'trjury, unavoidable at Oxfird, . I. the guilt of it transferred by hgh-dmreb priefis to the im_pojrs o7 the oath, I. 1 the impolition oftequry at ox.{brd farther proved, I. 94. Philatethes, his letter to Terra-li!ius, I. 98

Philj3hy, its bufindsto enquire after truth, I,

l'hiio]bp,Sial Popery at Oxrd, I. Hura&ies, ndemncd by Dr. Neboton, II. l'oetical Club at Oxford, an account of it. I. rome of thear produSons., I. letry (l'rofer of) rome account of hm, I. preaches a treafonable fermon, I. II. II. 7 �retedence, great difutes about it between Oxford and Gainbridge, 3'refdrm (of St. 7ohn', Co//ege) affronted bylgneo9f ' my predeceffors, I. indicated, I. (the liberty of) afterted. II.

INDEX. l'rctendr, his health publickIy drunk at Oxjrd, a known promoter of his �au preimed to a doaor9 degree there upon the day of the ?ng's coronation, rlnting-bot (claremtoas,) rome account of it l?rooqors (Academical) their power, the charac�of one, irofi]OSr, a 1to, y of one at oxrd, I, 5'7 II. 7z 1'I, 2 4 I. 2 7' an account ot the Ox3rd profef/brs, !. particuhiy of the lo.tical lrofefr, I. oblrtions theretpon, ib. anning, iu grt reputation at oxford ii. 46 a mple ef Oxfird ,.?rrd. r, at Oxjbrd, an account of them, I, g6 R Reafin, the tell of humour;

Rebellion, in Hart-HalL

6o Refitmarion, ,vanted at Oeod. Rdigio, wrapt up in hard names, Werra-Filius's advice upon it, II. Rfiane of princes condemn'd at Oxrd, by a publick &eree, !.  o ROdent in difFutations, his bufine, I. Roration of the retender wied fo by Mr. , iI. Trra?ili#s's rea�ons alainlt it, _ IL from his dre, and for I!.

INDEX. itb (Mr. lkkr?ag) hi contel[ with Mr. Wharton; 8ckdars, the property of their governors, l[. 6o $cool-aoys, Ttrra-leilim's advice to them, II.  decline of hte years, at Oxrd, I. =6 upon great mtn, the popularity of them, I. Saturnallan leaits, romething like an oxford Scurloclt (Mr.) pluck'd, and for what, II. Sej,nus, tl:e refpe8 id to his servants, i. 7 $eamw (Mr.) removes from Hart-8a. l I. &rmon,  feditious one, preach'd at oford, on the 9th of May, 7z9. I. procings thereupon, I. 88. mrt (Oxfg) the charaO of one, II. Dr. 7eton's opinion of them, II. $mkius, the ff bk except the bible, I. 8napius Cloditts an olfl Sabine farmer, I. z 8cm.5/;'cr (Mr.) his ca, II. x48 (Dr.) a greatpunfftr, II. 8ud;-Sea D8or compared with Heads of col- lege$, I. 6 the chge againff them, I. 6 (yobn) his lett to Terr-Filitts, I.  z $ta.9Zord univerfityvies with filat at Oxrd, I. 66 8t,nrafi yerobo.m, h/sietter to Terra- Filiut, II. 78 8txtqmen, ofl parries, ought to prore& theirf rich&, I. 7 attes of the univerfity ought to  alter'd, contradioor, inconfitentfiatutet, how exufed, I. r' for flying marl, lao_w evaded, ib, $ta-

iNDEX. $tat#tm a timpie of the Oxfird Itatutes, and how obferr'd, II. ought to be equally adminifler'd 1I. 8ted (Sir Richard) his deferipfion of nni,y lo. $trngers, how ufd at Oxfird, II. 8tringt of &gms, an accou=t of them. I. 8tatt, ek pediee, from d$ demonrat, lI. t rO his raying on thegumion in iertieg, Wa,ems; �cholars.prohibited by l}atut from que_ntmg them, II. Taybr {Bilhop) his opinion offorbiting th tation of ok$, I. 97 r, rnpern.ce (Academical) lI.  7 �'rra-'ilius, rome account hlm I. the teafort of h, long/71enc,, I. affront the ?.fident of St. 7ohn's put to ffl<ce at Oxrd, i. Free.thinker and a Fre-f'pealeer, I. �ome farther account of him, a letter to him from yohn spy, I. preach'd againl at oxford by Dr. hi obfervations upon that fermon, !. has a great refpe& for all ,ead of coZ?- kg�s, I. K t Terr

2'rr-iliut, h,s papers proh,bted by cellar of Oxfrl, . I. the f of  ale-bou-keer m .g, , s paps teat d to bafupprcd by a let to him om . a lett tohimfrom P6ilnlet, L influenced by humour, 4is defence, i. o of his pas bt at Oxrj, is advice o te ftbool-,t of Sriti, 1L gees incog to OxrJ, II, obRrvaionsupon 'sjoam, I1. h rons again rorig r, II. hc amre coning m, II. too hi remarks un . Neton' b, �, Dr. De?s man, a  a amt a king  g nle L s uont concnmg the, I. 't66 the cr of one, I. viee how to avemEdsthem, II. oe  for Imping tm, .dG.  . 8o

i N D E X. -199 Ir--p (Mr.) and upon his Poetical Prdetiom, Ii.. 8 remarks upon his play called .d&nra#!e Trinit 7 collge, their fine gnr&n, and Dr. lewteffs refl�&ions upon it, ]I. z6S. 2'ru (going upon) cautions againi it, . II. l Truth onght not to 3e fpoken at all ttme, a fal�e maxim, I. 6 big with mifhef'and fa!3od, . men blamed for f?eaking truth I. efpecially amonf the elergy i' has atendency .dtheifn, -- i. g .tors, what they fhould be, II. 99 V4 rice-�bcdlor of ox.nl, prohibits .I. $6 efuts to proceed a. ccrdmg to ttatute againfi a dltious fmon I. commandgd to do it by tie fecre, tary of Rate, 90 but prevaricates, infults Mr. Meadoconrt, his behaviour to that gentleman his .court.. H.. of the umverfites how meretea at Oord I. why �lay d, IX.  chm: IL

! D E X. but , . I. reched f the wmt of it by the _ op of er, I.  s]  opinion, not com- wr ni pe-worthy m m ! vfiV, (tmf vi with that at s by Terr-ilim, N. rtm (Mr.) Freaches a treOnk fermon at O,v- jrd. I. $:. an abfira& of it, i& an account of the proceeding againit it, .I. 88 Made prdideat of e Oxfird potx club, 9YnJm, what, ,,. ' (Sr,.r.  0 d. of st otls U it, II. (Pror) Ms ntmt of.yatoun ' for &ig ;.- Geee' vat) me ?unt of s fh in olgha, I. 6z rome acaat of his man yohn, I. fon at Od. I. 8a

! N DE X. their power, I. to6 the barl effeOr ofthe women at Oxford, ib farther explained. ' I.  64. the llatute againfir keeping them company I. x65' KingCharleI. his inftru6tions againIt Ihem x66 (Thomas) his care mifre?retinted by Dr lVaton,

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  1. Vide, his Antiquities, p.166.
  2. Page 33
  3. Vide my paper No. XXIX. concerning the Ordinantis.