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another clause devised to his successors for ever at Lambeth; where they now are deposited, and have been considerably augmented by subsequent bequests. Obiit 1610, Æt. 67.

Launcelot Andrews Bishop of Winchester; who successively filled the sees of Chichester, Ely, and Winchester, and materially bettered all the places where he had preferment; one of the most pious, learned, and amiable prelates that ever were advanced to the episcopal chair. Well skilled in fifteen languages, his discourses are infinitely better than the usual stile of writers of those times, but so overloaded with Latin quotations and quaint phrases as no longer to be held in very high estimation, in consequence of the improvement which has taken place in that species of composition. Obiit 1626, Æt. 71.——Archbishop Laud.

The black parlour, so called from its being fitted up with wainscoating of that tremendous hue, is a good specimen of all the other apartments, which seem to be well calculated for producing that hypochondriacal affection known by the name of the "Blue Devils." We were gratified, however, in the gallery, by the most beautiful piece of Saxon masonry we had ever seen; it is an arch-way, formerly connecting this passage with an apartment, but for many centuries, perhaps, stopped up and