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curiosity of the successive editors Some perhaps will be inclined to employed by the University of Ox- ask, Is Strype an author worth caring ford and the Ecclesiastical History so much for? We answer, Undoubt. Society!
edly he is, until some other shall have We noticed in our last paper that accomplished the like design, in so the armoury of the last-mentioned gen- complete a form as entirely to supertleman seems to have been confined sede him. And on this point listen to these three printed books,--Todd's again to Mr. Maitland : Life of Cranmer, Jenkyns's Remains of " You and my other friends have heard Cranmer, and the Parker Society's me, many years before this Society existed, edition of Cranmer's works; but, though deeply regretting the numerous errors and he has probably had all these on his mistakes which disfigure the volumes of own table, even they seem to have been that writer, whose works are, of all others, thrown aside as incumbrances in the the most indispensable to the English rapid race of REPRINTING—no matter Churchman who would understand the what. Mr. Maitland remarks of Cran
history of his own Church. You know mer, that “His oath and protestation,
that I used to talk (scarcely half in jest) when he was consecrated, are among
of Strype Scholarships and Strype Exami.
nations in our colleges, as among the best the most remarkable facts, not only in
means for preventing young men who his life, but in the history of the Church
were candidates for orders from ignorantly of England." The oath was taken in
committing themselves, to their own dis. two forms, once before and once after credit, and the increased disunion and unconsecration: Dr. Jenkyns has printed happiness of the Church. You know that both, as Mr. Maitland says “very cor to Oxford men, wherever I could take the rectly,”-that is, with only two mis- liberty (and even where it was a liberty) I prints, whilst Strype's edition of the openly and urgently expressed my hope same is a mass of confusion, from his that that learned university would repair having inadvertently mixed the two
the injury which it had done to the Church oaths together. Yet, in this instance,
by its careless reprints-that when I met
with Cambridge men, I tried to provoke the new editor neither went to the
them to jealousy, and urged them to claim original, nor yet consulted Jenkyns. and do justice to so meritorious a son of Strype's copy of this important docu
their alma mater that to one publisher
their alma mater that to on ment remains, for him, as incorrect as after another I expressed the same desire ever.
for a new edition, while one after another Before closing his remarks, Mr. told me the thing was impossible, that the Maitland points out two or three in- Clarendon edition filled the market, and stances of Strype having very incor- that till that was sold off (in other words, rectly quoted old printed books : to
until hundreds or thousands of pounds had
unti which we need only allude as accumu
been levied, for the most part on the stu. lating the evidence of the new editor's
dious and deserving part of the clergy,) no
thing could be done. very inefficient " verification;" and he
" Then arose a Society, under such pa. also suggests “how desirable it is, that
tronage that one would bardly know how in any new edition of the Works of
to be grateful enough, that so many men Strype, those which may be called of high rank, character, and learning, parallel passages should be referred to, were coming to the rescue,-it seemed an to prove each other. Owing to the na- invincible armada, Oxford, and Cambridge, ture of the subjects, the same facts pre- and Paternoster-row dared not peep or sented themselves repeatedly, and the mutter, of course we have waited in accounts vary so often and so much, anxious expectation-and is the volume owing to the author's writing at differ before us a specimen of the way in wbich ent times, and with more or less in
their works are to be issued ?". formation, that most editors would feel it to be a positive duty, or at least a MR. URBAN, very acceptable act of courtesy, to tell I AM indebted to your Correthe reader what to believe.” Now, spondent E. T. for the kindly and true this is just what was said in other interpretation which he has set upon words by our correspondent B. D. in the spirit in which I answered his our January magazine, p. 47: and he strictures upon a passage in the hymn will, we are sure, be pleased to see his Te Deum, and the English version of views so ably supported.
the Gloria Patri. I therefore with
less regret again reply to his further first petition in the Lord's Prayerobservations in your Magazine.
"hallowed be Thy Name,'" or recog. I. May I ask the grounds on which nise in it the very words of the Doxhe founds his sudden transition from ology—“ Thine is the kingdom, the passing condemnation on the word power, and the glory, for ever and munerari as an “unclassical passive" ever" The last words will show that to an eulogy upon it as pure Latin in the Gloria Patri expresses that glory his P.S.? Riddle, Forcellinus, and which was God's own “ before the Gesner define muneror to be a deponent worlds were made," is now, through verb, adducing passages in proof from every generation of man, and shall be, Cicero, Horace, &c. 2. The rhythm, when man is admitted to the mansions he says, suffers by reading " in gloriâ of iminortality, where prayer shall numerari" instead of "munerari cease and praise alone remain ; and gloriâ." In several Arundel MSS., so, indeed, from the beginning, “ world one Burney MS., and some Breviaries, without end," " for ever and ever." &c. the only collocation I found was The words " as it was in the begin“gloriâ munerari." Where is the ning," which E. T. calls “a mere change, except it be wrought by the parenthesis," are ascribed to St. Jealteration of one letter? Is it this rome, if they were not added in earlier which enables us to connect * cum times to assert the eternity of the Sanctis" with the verb, otherwise "in- adorable Son of the Father. 3. Does admissible ?" or is æternâ still to be E. T. ever find ein expressed in any severed from gloriâ for the same of the ancient Liturgies? while the cause, viz. because other words inter- forms Sótav ávatréutojev, or TPÉTEL vene? 3. “ Piety and orthodoxy of Loi doa, &c. " we ascribe glory," &c. sentiment," which E. T. claims for do occur. Sit, which I would supply, munerari is a more important lack, if is not optative, but equivalent to esto, found wanting, than rhythm. What Otw, the form of address, ascriptive. the real intention of munerari was is Does not Holy Scripture bid man evident from another reading in a "give glory (Hoûvau 8očav) unto God," black-letter Horarium in the British that is, ascribe to Hiin all His attriMuseum which I have observed - butes and gifts—“salvation, glory, * gloriâ præmiari." Where is the honour, and power ®" (Rev. xix. 1, Scriptural authority for prayer to be xiv. 7; Is. xlii. 12; Mal. ï. 2, &c.) " rewarded with glory?" Why is the 4. Can man pray for God's glory, reading “in gloriâ numerari," which which is inherent in His divine nature? has been shown in my last letter to be pray for “that excellency whereby a scriptural phrase, and is supported God is eminent above all things, by ancient Breviaries, Psalters, Books His omnipotent, infinite, and eternal of the Hours, &c. and modern Bre being ?" (Hooker, Ecc. Pol. B. v. C, yiaries, “ no Latin ?” Numeror is used xii. s. 8.) Is there a prayer in-what with in by Cicero, &c. See Gesner, some have deemed this joyful hymn Riddle, and Forcellinus. Blessed will of glory" to be," an eucharistic he be of whom it shall be said—“How hymn ?"-in a “form of praising God," was he numbered among the Sons of and a “shorter creed ?" (Comber, God, and his lot is with the Saints !" Works, vol. i. p. 233-4.) "How do
II. The Gloria Patri, commonly we glorify God ?" asks St. Augustine ; called the Doxology, that is, the “by calling Him glorious,* is his "giving of glory,” by its history re- answer. (Enarr. in Ps. xxxix. 4.) futes the idea that it contains aught III. What authority has E. T. to that is precative or optative. It support him in understanding by the was a solemn protest against Arianism word “saints " in the Te Deum "holy -against false doctrine and heresy-a angels pas direct confession and avowal of the E. T. will, I trust, believe that I great article of the Catholic faith, the duly appreciate the courtesy of his belief in Three Persons in one God- late reply. head, co-equal, "of one substance,
Yours, &c. power, and eternity.” 2. Shall we PRESBYTER ANGLICANUS, M.A. agree with E. T. in calling it “an expansion and specification of the very
IN our Magazine for December last some account was given of the munificent works of Abbat Beere, who presided over the monastery of Glash tonbury from the year 1504 to 15
povine for December
was given of the orks of Abbat Beere, who
monastery of Glas
the year 1504 to 1534, accompanied by a Plate representing the Poor Women's Almshouse, which still lingers as a monument of his charity. It is not, however, the only
the kind. for there is also
suse for Poor Men, of which Mr. Buckler has now favoured us with a view, taken in the year 1825.
Almshouse is also attributed to the foundation of Abbat Beere, but the
would lead to an earlier eriod. It is far more elaborate than that of the Poor Women's Almshouse.
rement of the building is shown in the ground-plan above given There are ten apartments for the poor men, and at the end a kind of common
There are evident marks of a former roof to the Almshouse against the west wall of the chapel, which seems to show that the whole was originally placed under one roof, which is frequently the case in buildings of the kind.* There seems also to have been then a window in the west wall, which threw its light along the central passage. On the whole, this is a very interesting example of an ancient bede-house.
As now arranged, the Almshouses form distinct cottages, of two floors each; and the old men, if married. enjoy the comfort of having their aged partners to share their dwellings.
March 17, 1848. At this time, when so much attention is paid to the statistics of disease, and so many good designs are set on foot to ameliorate the condition of the poor. and render their dwellings more healthful and cleanly throughout “the city of Westminster," it may not prove uninteresting to some of your readers to know what were the diseases prevalent in St. Margaret's parish three centuries ago.
The following extracts, selected out of the Records of that church, are made
xxix [blank] Carter, off pynyng.
Thomas Lawne, off a fervint ague.
* In most ancient bede-houses the outer walls were of stone, and the apartments were partitioned off with wainscot only, being sometimes open at the top. The Royal'Hospitals of Greenwich and Chelsea are arranged on a similar plan.