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1147, Lincoln, given up to Stephen, who entered with great pomp crowned and in royal robes, and passed his Christmas there.

1155, at Wickford, near Lincoln, Henry II. was crowned a second time: his former coronation was at Westminster.

1174, in the Isle of Axholme, Roger de Mowbray, Constable of England, one of the adherents of the young King Henry in his rebellion against his father Henry 11. surrendered to the men of Lincolnshire, who razed his castle.

1200, at Lincoln, assembled a Parliament, at which William King of Scotland did homage to King John.

1216, at Swineshead Abbey King John first rested, after losing all his baggage, and narrowly escaping with his life in the washes near Forsdike. Being attacked with dysentery, he was removed on a litter to Sleaford, whence he proceeded to Newark, where he died. Some historians, and Shakspeare, attribute his death to poison, administered by a monk of Swineshead.

1217, June 4, at Lincolu, the associated Barons, under Gilbert de Gant, Earl of Lincoln, and the French, under Count de Perch, defeated by the Earl of Pembroke, Regent for the young King Henry III. when Count de Perch and most of the French were slain, the principal Barons and 400 Kaights taken prisoners.

1291, Nov. 28, at Hardeby, near Grantham, died Eleanor, the excellent and beloved Queen of Edward I. daughter of Ferdinand III. King of Castile and Leon.

1301-2, Jan. 21, at Lincoln, assembled a Parliament, which affirmed Edward the First's right to the crown of Scotland, and protested against the interference of the Pope.

1305, at Lincoln, Edward I. passed the winter, aud confirmed Magna Charta. 1306, in Sixhill Abbey, Edward I. immured Mary wife of Christopher Seton, and the sister of Robert Bruce, King of Scotland.

1316-7, Jan 28, at Lincoln, assembled a Parliament, which granted men and money to Edward II. in aid of his war against the Scots.

1327, Sept. 15, at Lincoln, a Parliament assembled by Edward III. 1396, at Lincoln, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, married to his third wife, Lady Catharine Swinford.

1536, at Barlings, commenced an insurrection of the Lincolnshire men, in consequence of the vicegerency of Cromwell, and the suppression of some religious houses. The insurgents were headed by Dr. Mackerel, Abbot of Barlings, under the assumed name of Captain Cobler, but on the King promising them pardon, they dispersed, and Mackerel was taken and hanged at Tyburo.

1642-3, March 22, Grantham taken by Col. Charles Cavendish, and 360 Parliamentarians made prisoners.

1643, near Grantham, 24 troops of Royalist cavalry defeated by Oliver Cromwell at the head of his own regiment.

1643, May 11, at Ancaster, Parliamentarians, under the younger Hotham, defeated by Colonel Cavendish.

1643, July 30, Gainsborough taken by the Parliamentarians under Lord Willoughby of Parham, and its Governor, Robert Pierrepont, Earl of Kingston, taken prisoner, who on his passage down the Humber to Hull, was, in a mistake, shot by the Royalists.

1643, near Gainsborough, Royalists defeated, and their commander General Cavendish slain, by Oliver Cromwell.

1643, October 11, At Horncastle, Lord Widrington, at the head of a detachment of the Marquis of Newcastle's army, defeated, 500 Royalists slain, and 800 taken prisoners, by the Earl of Manchester.

1644, May 6, Lincoln stormed by the Earl of Manchester, who took its Governor, Col. Francis Fane, and about 800 Royalits, prisoners.


Anderson, Sir Edmund, Lord Chief Justice, Broughton (died 1605.)

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dered 1450.)


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Cowley, Thomas, benefactor, founder of Free School, Donnington (died 1718.)
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Belleau was the residence of the fanatic and republican Sir Henry Vane, who used frequently to preach to his neighbours at this place.

In Belton Church, among several splendid monuments of the Brownlows and Custs, is the memorial of Sir John Cust, Speaker of the House of Commons, created first Lord Brownlow, who died 1770, aged 52.

At Boston," the Arch Druid" Dr. Stukeley was educated and practised as a physician; thence he removed to Grantham, where he continued the same profession; but afterwards was ordained, and became Rector of All Saints and St. Peter's, Stamford.

Brand Broughton was the rectory and residence of the learned William Warburton, afterwards Bp. of Gloucester; and here the foundation of his "Divine Legation" was laid.

At Burwell was buried, in 1657, the physician Sir Matthew Lister, aged 92. Colsterworth was the rectory of William Walker, master of Grantham freeschool, and author of a Treatise on English Particles. His monument in the church is inscribed, "Hic jacent Gulielmi Walkeri Particulæ, Obiit Imo Augti, anno Dom. 1684, ætatis 61,"


Coningsby was the rectory of Lawrence Eusden, poet laureat, who died there in 1730.

Edenham Church is the burial-place of the noble family of Bertie, of whom Robert Earl of Lindsey was slain at Edgehill in 1642, and Robert first Duke of Ancaster died in 1728.

In Glentworth Church is the monument of Sir Christopher Wray, Lord Chief Justice to Elizabeth.

At Grantham free-school, under Henry Stokes, was educated Sir Isaac Newton, " pure intelligence!" In the church are handsome monuments for Lord Chief Baron Sir Thomas Bury, who died 1722, aged 66; and Lord Chief Justice Sir Dudley Ryder, who died 1756, aged 64. The Prince Regent is a freeman of the borough.

Kirkstead was the residence of Dr. John Taylor from 1715 to 1733; and here his "Hebrew Concordance" was composed.

Scrivelsby Manor is held by the Dymocks, by performing the office of Champion at the Coronation of the King.

At Sleaford, in 1789, died the accomplished novelist and dramatic writer, Mrs. Frances Brooke.

At Stamford, in St. Martin's burial-ground, was interred Daniel Lambert, a native of Leicester, who died in 1809, aged 39. He measured 3 feet 1 inch round the leg, 9 feet inches round the body, and weighed 739 lbs! All Saints was the rectory of Richard Cumberland, afterwards Bp. of Peterborough, author of "De Legibus Naturæ." This town is famous for an annual bull-running on St. Brice's day.

To Woolsthorpe, his native place, Sir Isaac Newton retirred during the plague in 1666, and here his system of gravitation was first suggested to his mind, by observing an apple fall from a tree. BYRO.

Mr. URBAN, St. Helen's Place.

THE Pamphlet published under the

title of " Abolition of the Sinking Fund" introduces with much pomp the following Scheme. As it is a complete Copy of my Plan (see your last Volume, Part II. p. 606,) except that the Author ignorantly supposes Government can force terms on the

Public Creditor, I hope you will favour me by noticing that the subject of my Publications was introduced into the House of Commons, as early as July last, WILLIAM DUNN.

"Suppose the Government by an Act of Parliament were to abolish the Funds altogether, and pay the holders with Debentures or Exchequer Bills, bearing interest (say at a reduced rate). Each holder would then have a kind of general circulating medium in his possession, which he could use at his discretion; and instead of the Funded Debt lying, as it now does, a dead weight on the Nation, it might become generally beneficial, it being, as it were, in double action, or in fact, treble action.

In the first place the Creditor would have his interest going on as usual.

He would have his Debt, as a circulating medium, to make purchases, or payments of any kind.

And by such an immense Capital circulating in the country, the Government would have little difficulty, compared

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I am an admirer of Mr. Bonney's Life of Taylor; but it seems to me he speaks too harshly of the conduct and motives of the Republican party in those days. Mr. Hutchinson, in his Preface to Col. H.'s Memoirs, truly says, Upon a fair review of the contest it will be seen, that what the Courtier of the present day, the flatterer of kingly power, admits as axioms, were the grand desiderata of the Whigs and Patriots of those days." G. H. W.


Some Reflections on the Opening of the New Year 1750. By Dr. Doddridge. HAVE this day been solemnly renewing the dedication of myself to God, and my heart has been warmed with a great desire to serve him. I have been considering how I am to employ myself for him; and on the whole have determined, by the divine assistance, to go on doing something every day in my Expositor; hoping that I may, before the end of the year, if God should spare my life, have transcribed at least to the end of Ephesians, with the notes, in which I propose to read Lenfant chiefly in the evening, and to finish for the press the whole on the Romans. If I can also publish a Sermon on brotherly love, and the account of Zinzendorf, it will be well; for I plainly see that these things rid very slow with the pressure of so much business, and there are many letters upon my hands. Nor can I persuade myself by any means to neglect my people; for I must not count on reading many books, or doing much other business, while the FamilyExpositor is in hand, about the accuracy of which I grow more solicitous, as I have so much reason to believe it will go through a considerable part of Europe. I must also attend to the interest of Religion among my pupils, and have more conferences with them, especially in an evening, than I have had of late. I shall also probably end Rollin, and perhaps may get an opportunity of reading a little of Tacitus, with Gordon's translation, of which I hear so many good things. But I fear I shall neither publish Sacramental Meditations nor Hymns; yet I may perhaps do something towards getting them in some forwardness.

I would fain hope the evenings will be more carefully redeemed, and the beginnings of the afternoon saved, which have so often been unaccountably lavished away. I would at least secure four hours a week to be set down as to a cash account; and would devote to God the like proportion of my substance as last year, keeping the account carefully: and would secure a little time for devout meditation at least once a week, and guard against excess at supper.

In the prospect of being much pressed with letters, I would consider what my debts are, and what I may GENT. MAG. January, 1818.

get dispatched by other hands, either dictating, or getting them set down in short-hand to be transcribed. I would keep an attentive eye on the growth or declension of the church,

and would resolve to intercede more

fervently with God both on public and private accounts, as I find my prayers have been too selfish. I will also bend my preaching with the most fervent application to the purpose of bringing sinners to Christ, and of advancing believers in holiness.

I purpose to keep my diary as constantly as I can; to set down memorandums in time, and not to throw the accounts of one day into another, when I can conveniently prevent it, which often has occasioned the omis sion of many [illegible] and introduces a bad habit in other things as well as that.


The tender state of my daughter's health this year has thrown me into some anxiety-God knows how near she lies to my heart. I earnestly deg, that if it be his blessed will, he would favour me in preserving her life, and that of poor Mr. Clayton for the ministry.

The lower class not having been very closely superintended, it has occurred to me not to spend any time between breakfast and dinner below, except so as to dress myself; and, if Í have finished my lectures before dinner, to call the juniors, and to spend some time in examining them I also would attend sometimes at Mr. Hopkins's society, &c. These things I purpose, by the divine assistance; and I desire to leave all my affairs with God, waiting on him, and keeping his way. Monday. Jan. 2, 1749.50.

"What, with regard to times past, is the worst, should, for the time to come, be esteemed the best. For if you had performed your duty to the full, and yet your affairs had gone backwards, there would have been no hopes of their amendment; but as the bad posture of your affairs proceeds, not from necessity, but from your own errors, there is room to hope, that when those errors are forsaken, or corrected, a great change for the better may ensue."

Demosthenes to the Athenians. Mr. URBAN, Jan 1. FTER the Committees of both

A Houses of Parliament appoint

ed for the revision of the Poor Laws had terminated their labours in the


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