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probably about the year 1645, and kept on In 1664 Dalton obtained contract to his house at Leatherhead, where all his supply Spanish wine to

His Majesty's children were baptized; but on his appoint Household, but in June of the following ment he came to reside in London, taking year he surrendered this to Joseph Batailhe. over the lease of Pepys' house in Axe Yard, The latter was a friend of Pepys, who calls on the latter's removing to apartments in him Batelier. His death is recorded in the the Navy Office. The transaction is recorded Diary on Oct. 16, 1667. in the Diary :

And so home to supper, when Pelling comes August 31, 1660. This afternoon I agreed to and sits with me, and there tells us now ald let my house quite out of my hands to Mr. Mr, Batelier is dead this last night in the Dalton (one of the wine sellers to the King night, going to bed well, which I am mightily with whom I had drank in the old wine cellar troubled for, he being a good man. two or three times) for £41.

At an earlier date he is mentioned as being The Diary continues :

a wine merchant. September 13. In the afternoon to West- December 11, 1666. Anon came our guests minster where Mr. Dalton was ready with the old Mr. Batelier and his son and daughter, money to pay me for my house but our writ. Mercer, which was all our company. We had ings not being drawn, it could not be done a good venison pasty and other good cheer, to-day.

and as merry as in so_good, innocent and September 16. After that to Westminster understanding company. I could be. He is and dined with Mr. Dalton at his office, much troubled that wines laden by him in where he had one great Court dish, but our France before the late Proclamation was out, papers not being done, we could not make an

cannot now be brought into England, which end of our business till Monday next. Mr. is so much to his and other merchants' loss. Dalton and I over the water to our landlord | We sat long at supper and then to talk, and Vanly, with whom we agree

to Dalton so late parted and so to bed. becoming a tenant. Back to Westminster. September 17.

The son, William Batailhe (or Batelier) Dined at home and Mr; held an appointment as purveyor of French Moore with me and afterwards to Whitehall to Mr. Dalton and drank in the Cellar where wines to the Court, which he resigned

in Mr. Vanly according to appointment was. 1673 in favour of Basil Firebrace, son of Thenceforth to see the Prince de Ligne Spanish Sir Henry. The daughter Mary kept a Ambassador come into his audience, which was linen-draper's shop in the Royal Exchange. done in very great State. That being done, Dalton, Vanley, Scrivener and some friends Of her Pepys writes on July 26, 1665 : of theirs and I to the Axe, and signed and I back to the Royal Exchange, where I sat sealed our writings and hence to the Wine talking with my beauty, Mrs. Batelier, a Cellar again where I received the £41 for my great while, who is indeeed one of the finest interest on my house, out of which I paid my women I ever saw in my life. Landlord to Michaelmas next and so all is He also mentions another daughter even between him and me, and I freed of my (Susan): poor little house. Home by link with my

July 9, 1666. And there was also Mrs. Mary money under my arm.

Batelier and her sister, newly come out of September 20. After dinner to Whitehall to France, a black, very black woman, but mighty Mr. Dalton and with him to my house and good - natured people both as

I took away all my papers that were left in Here I made the black one sing a French song, my closet, and so I have now nothing more

which she did mighty innocently. in the house or to do with it.

After Joseph Batelier's death Pepys Pepys mentions Dalton once more :

January 5, 1662/3. I took Sir W. Batten bought wine from his son as stated in the and Capt. Allen into the Wine Cellar of my

Diary : tenant (as I call him Serjeant Dalton) and

June 22, 1668. Thence home where the there drank a great deal of variety of wines, streets full at our end of the town, removing more than I have drunk at one time, or shall their wine against the Act begins, which will again a great while, when I come to return be two days hence, to raise the price. I did to my oaths, which I intend in a day or two. I get my store in of Batelier this night.

The Axe" mentioned above was a tavern Dalton again secured the contract for situated in King Street, Westminster, from Spanish wines in 1670, and held it until which Axe Yard close by took its name. On 1681. It was renewed yearly with the excepthis site was built Fludyer Street in 1761, tion of the year 1674,

being described and this again was swept away in 1864-1865 variously for Canary wine,' for to make

for the new Government Canary and Sherry wines," and for Offices.

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Diary of Samuel Pepys.' Editod by H. B. Wheatley, London, 1903.

11 “ Rack.” 1. To draw off wine from the lens.

2. To empty a cask by racking. 'N. E. D.'

The establishment of the Royal Wine of the first. Crest. A ram's head issuant Cellar in 1668 was as follows:

from a ducal coronet.' Wages. Board Wages.

On the south wall of the Chancel is a black Serjeant 11 8 11

The 127 15 0

marble pyramid crowned with an urn. Gentleman

11 8 11 45 12 6 inscription runs : Yeomen

10 0.0
42 11 8

Near | this place | is deposited the body | Yeoman to

of | Richard Dalton ! Esq 1 Serjeant of the Queen 1

5 0 0

60 0 0

the Wine Cellar | to King Charles the II | He Yeomen of

dyed | Oct IV | MDCLXXXI | Aged LXV | the Field 2 10 0 0

82 2 6 And of | Richard Dalton | Esq 1 his Son Groome 1

2 13 14

21 5 10

who dyed | Nov XXIV MDCCXXXI | aged Keeper of

LXXXIV years X months. the Ice

A flat stone in the north floor of the and Snow 1

5 0 0

45 12 6

Chancel bears the inscription : In 1674 the holders of these appointments Here lyeth the Body 1 of Mary Dalton were:

wife 1 of Richard Dalton Esq 1 Serjeant of Richard Dalton Serjeant

ye Wine Cellar | to King Charles ye Second | Gilbert Thornbrough Gentleman.

who dyed ye second day of April | . 1691 | in William Earnely

ye 70th year of her age.

Yeomen
Silvanus Landon

Richard Dalton's will is dated July 6,
John Caplin

Yeomen of

1681. He gave to the poor of Leatherhead John Assenburgh

the Field

40s. To his loving wife Mary Dalton during Abraham Scudamore Groome

her life
Simon Manselli

Yeoman of the
Ice and Snow. all his freehold lands and houses in Leather-

head with the appurtenances thereunto belong. Pepys makes mention of Gilbert Thorn- ing and the lease of the house that John Booth brough in his account of Coronation Day, and Thos. Stacey now lives in and all the fur

niture of the best Chamber over the Kitchen Apr. 23, 1661, after the Strange frolic"

and a part of all his plate and brass and in Axe Yard.

pewter and linen. I went in with Mr. Thornbury (who did give the Company all their wine he being To his daughter Cordel £20. To his Yeoman of the Wine Cellar to the King) to daughter Elizabeth Dalton £100 besides the his house, and there with his wife and two £200 that his son Richard Dalton is to pay of his sisters (he had three sisters, very fine

her. and the most zealous people that ever I saw

To his son and daughter Cordell £10 in my life even to admiration if it were true to buy them mourning. To his grandson zeal) and some gallant sparks that were there, Charles Cordell £5. To his grandson we drank the King's health and nothing else, Richard Cordell £5. To his granddaughter till one of the gentlemen fell down stark drunk.

Mary Cordell £10. To his granddaughter Pepys went to bed drunk, drunk, too, and Elizabeth Cordell £5. To his granddaughter

To his granddaughter waked in the morning with my head in Anne Cordell 50s.

Katren Cordell 50s. To his sister Cordell a sad taking through last night's drink, which I am very sorry for."

20s. to buy her a ring. To his son Dalton's The last mention of Richard Dalton in children 40s. apiece. His wife Mary Dalton the Household books is dated October, 1681, and his son Richard Dalton to be executors. when a

By a codicil dated Sept. 20, 1781, he gives Royal Warrant was issued to the Duke of to his sister Stacey 40s. To his sister Onmond Lord High Steward of England to Dorothy Mounger 40s. The residue of his swear John Flock Esquire into the place of personal estate to be divided equally between Serieant of his Majesty's Wine Cellar, in his daughters Mary Cordell and Elizabeth Ordinary, the same being void by the death of

Dalton. Richard Dalton senior.

He was buried in Leatherhead Church. By a second codicis dated Sept. 26. 1681, A flat stone in the centre of the Chancel he appointed his son Lowde Cordell of Westbears his crest and arms, with the following minster. Esquire, Overseer in trust of the inscription :

said will and gave his executors and overseer Here lyes the body of Richard Dalton Esq. 40s. apiece over and above their charges. serjeant of IIis Majesty's Wine Cellar who Proved in London Oct. 19, 1681, by dyed ye 4th of October 1681 in the 65th year Richard Dalton, his son (P.C.C. North 140). of his age.

C. W. FIREBRACE, The arms shown are Arg. three fusils (or Lozenges) Gu. Each charged with a saltire

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SAMUEL RICHARDSON AND HIS He named as his residuary legatees, Mrs. FAMILY CIRCLE.-X.

Ann Glover, Rebecca Walter, Esther Coope, (See ante, pp. 181, 224, 263, 303, 342,

Sarah Crowther, Bryan Crowther, and

Samuel Crowther. He had included the 383, 425, 465, 506).

of Philip Ditcher and Mary The Will of his son-in-law, Edward Ditcher, but afterwards crossed them out Bridgen..---The will of Edward Bridgen*, of (“ because they do not want it") and London, merchant, dated 30 April, 1787, willed them 20 guineas each instead. If bequeathed all his estate in North Carolina, any of these eight persons were to die under left him by his late sister De Rosset, of 21, the share of the deceased to be that State, to Joseph Spilsbury, esq., of divided among the survivors. Curzon Street, Mayfair.

His estate at He continued the will again at some time Hackney he bequeathed to Richard Crow between 9 May and 28 July, 1787, when, as ther (his brother-in-law), of Boswell Court, we have seen, he died. The two portraits esq., he to pay an annuity of £12 for life in his drawing room, of Mr. Laurens and to Mrs. Jane Bennet of Bromsgrove (of Mr. Paine, he left to his friend Thomas, whom later), and a similar annuity of £25 Brand

Hollis. To the Society of to Mrs. Jane Oakes of Bridgnorth. The Antiquaries, London, he left “ the witneses were Wm. Herne, Robert Horsfield glass in my parlour, formerly belonging to and Thomas Symonds.

General Talmash, who fell under King The will was thus continued on 9 May, William, in the service of his country in 1787 :

Ireland,” and if they refused he begged I give to my sister Mrs. Anne Richardson Mr. Brand Hollis to accept it. of Stratford, the only original picture of her

The seven or eight volumes of letters. father, the ingenious friend to virtue, and after her) death I desire it be delivered to which had formerly passed between Lady the Company of Stationers to be fixed up in Bradshaigh and Mr. Richardson, with the their hall.

copy of ' Pamela,' in eight volunes, corrected His Roubillac's design for a monument for by Mr. Richardson in 1758, were to be sent General Wolfe was to be disposed of by to Mrs. Anne Richardson. His set of public sale, under the direction of Thomas Tillotson's works, in folio, and all Clerk's Brand Hollis, esq., his friend. To Mrs. sermons, he desired Philip Ditcher to accept. Elizabeth Quartermain he gave 10 guineas His silver inkstand, and small silver box for her long service, and the same to his then with rings in it, both of which were her dear head servant Catherine Gardner; to Alex- aunt's, he gave to Miss Mary Ditcher. ander and Frances, five guineas each for

My Hebrew manuscripts of the Pentateuch: mourning. His executors were to be his on 39 skins of morocco leather I beg leave to partner, Mr. James Wallert, and Mr. trouble my worthy friend Dr. Price to preThomas Quartermain, to each of whom he sent to the new Dissenting Academy at Hackgave 20 guineas, while the latter was

ney, as a small addition to their library.

to have also 10 guineas a year for four years.

This clause he crossed out, writing in the He desired to be buried under St. Paul's, by

margin, already sent.” In conclusion he his two wives and children, and that not left Mr. Brand Hollis his red pocket-books, more than 10 guineas be laid out on coffin, all sealed up and directed for him. There were to be eight

Waller shroud and pall.

On 6 Aug. 1787, James

and poor men parishioners as bearers, each to Thomas Quarterınain, of St. Faith's, Lonhave half a guinea.

don, merchants, the executors named in the first codicil to the will, made oath personally

that on Saturday, 28 July last, they found * An abstract of this will was printed re- the will and codicils in bureau in the cently in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, deceased's dwelling house in Lovell Court, St. 5th S., vol. iv. pt. x. pp. 214-15.

Faith's parish. On the same day, William “ Messieurs Brigden (sic) and Waller," I + find among the subscribers to The Works of Sloman, of St. Faith's, wine merchant, and Aaron Hill, 2nd ed., 1754; while in 'The Richard Baldwyn, of St. Bartholomew-theUniversal British Directory (London), 1790, Less, linen-draper, attested to their knowstill

appears the firm of Bridgen and ledge of the deceased and to the authenticity Waller,"

merchants, Warwick Place, Bedford of the will and codicils. The will was proved Road, James Waller, merchant, being given separately resident at Warwick Place, 8 Aug. 1787, by the exors. named, in P.C.C. Gray's Inn.

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There is much in the will to. interest us. glass, in a black frame, hanging between the The most important bequests, those of windows in what is now known as the Top Richardson's portrait, and the volumes of Library Room” of the Society, at Burhis correspondence, to Anne Richardson, his lington House. Lieut.-Gen. Thomas Tollesister-in-law, will be dealt with later. As mache (1651 ?-94), or Talmash,” did fight regards the copy of Pamela,' in 8 volumes, under King William in Ireland, but his .corrected by Richardson in 1758, this was fatal wounds were received in the Brest evidently the manuscript

copy which expedition ( Dict. Nat. Biog.'). Bridgen had offered to Mme. de Genlis not The Clerk whose

sermons, together long before (see ante, p. 508); what became with Archbishop Tillotson's works, he left of it after Anne Richardson's death do to his brother-in-law, Philip Ditcher, was, I not know.

presume, Matthew

Clerk (1659-1735), an In reference to his Roubillac's design for a Irish Presbyterian minister, who was at the monument to General Wolfe, one C.T.C.': siege of Derry (* Dict. Nat. Biog.'). wrote to The Gentleman's Magazine, in 1788

Edward Bridgen is said to have sold to (pp. 668-9), saying that he had a letter in the Society of Antiquaries, for 15 guineas, Bridgen's writing, evidently intended for “a curious old View of London," paintea that periodical, concerning this very model. on board and folding together like an altarIt appears that Bridgen was an intimate piece, which he had purchased from Mr. friend of Louis François Roubillac Webster for the

(Nichols's (1695-1762), and “ C. T. C. tells us that Literary Anecdotes,' Vol. viii, p. 664), A the design was presented to him by long and detailed account of this curiosity Roubillac himself, who, I believe, was pre- appeared in The Gentleman's Magazine for viously under some considerable pecuniary 1780, pp. 179-81, which stated that it was obligation to Mr. Bridgen.

purchased in 1776 " for a few shillings by Bridgen's political sympathies are indi. Mr. Webster, a surgeon at Chigwell, who is cated by his bequest to Thomas Brand the present proprietor." Hollis of the portraits of Mr. Laurens

According to a recent communication by and Mr. Paine " that hung in his draw- Mr. Arthur Schomberg, Bridgen was elected ing-room.

“ Mr. Paine was, of course, F.S.A., 28 April 1768, he being then of Thomas Paine (1737-1809), author of “The Lovell's Court, merchant, and a Member of Rights of Man,' who had accompanied the Society of Arts and Commerce. In the Colonel Laurens, the American envoy, as possession of Mr. Schomberg's family is a his secretary, on his mission to France in portrait--not claimed as of much artistic 1781$ (Dict. Nat. Biog.'). Thomas Brand merit-inscribed in the dexter

corner, Hollis, who in 1774 inherited the consider-“ Edward Bridgen, Esq., F.R.S. 1 & S.A. able property of the well-known Thomas Died July 28, 1787" (Miscellanea GeneaHollis, and took his name, was the institutor, logica et Heraldica, 5th S., Vol. iv, part x, with the Duke of Richmond, of the “ Con stitutional Society," and was some time

Dr. Price, who was to convey his Hebrew M.P. for Hindong. What his red pocket: MSS. to the New Dissenting Academy at books contained, all sealed up and directed Hackney, would be that well-known nonto Brand Hollis, I do not know, but the conformist

, Richard Price (1723-91), who circumstances suggest their political interest.

was then minister at Hackney ('Dict. Nat. The great glass » in his parlour, which Biog.').

College for the education he left to the Society of Antiquaries, was of Protestant dissenters" had only just duly accepted in 1787, as the minutes show. been established, in 1787, under the care of Mr. H. S. Kingsford, the assistant secretary Dr. Price and others (Lysons' Environs of of the Society, believes it to be a large pier- London,' Vol ii, p. 480); and by 1796 it

had been broken up and the buildinc * Henry Laurens, American congressman, deserted 1! (ibid., iv. 628). died Feb. 1793, aged 70 (Musgrave's Obituary, Harleian Society). And see 'Walpole's Letters, ed. Mrs. Paget Toynbee, vol. xi.

ll James Smith (1775-1839), of Rejected Ad. pp. 295, 296, 320, and vol. xii. p. 109.

dresses' fame was a pupil at this “Noncon§ He died 2 Sept., 1804. See account of him formist New College at Hackney" for a year. in The Gentleman's Magazine, 1804, pp. 888-9, 1789-90 (Arthur H. Beavan's 'James and 1098-9.

Horace Smith,' 1899, pp. 49-50).

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Bridgen, as we have seen, desired to be buried with his two wives and children. under St. Paul's. Mr. Schomberg, at the reference I have quoted, records a tradition that he was buried in the Chapel of St. Faith in St. Paul's Cathedral, the burial place of the Stationers' Company." Mr. Crowther-Beynon has kindly inquired at the Office of Works in the crypt of St. Paul's, and been informed that there is no Bridgen commemorated in any decipherable inscription in St. Faith's Chapel or any other part of the crypt. I have no record of Bridgen's first wife, and cannot say whether the children buried there were by her Martha Richardson.

ALEYN LYELL READE. (To be continucd).

or

Tyred with travell on the grasse she lies, when sprung a fountaine from her mouth &

eyes which through the vale a present course

found out. The Nimps and naides, come round about Her new made streme, and willingly doe

shew, The favours that are in their power to doe. 115. The Goddesse Isis appeares to

Telethusa in her sleepe
Lydus commands his wife Telethusa
If that a girle she bore to take away
The Infant's Life; but if her pregnant

wombe Vnto his joy should give the world a son That then it should be sau’d: griefe her

possesses, But Isis and her traine helpes her dis

tresses, Appearing to her in her sleepe she Bid, The Girles life saue, and keepe her Gender

hid, 116. Iphis a maid turn'd into a boy Iphis is thought a boy; twice five & three yeares beeing past; she unto lanthe À faire-fac'd maid is to be joyn'd, her

mother And she can now their griefe no longer

smother Th' one feares her crime shall now be

manifest The other loues but thinkes it vainely plac'd. They both to Isis temple goe, and there Iphis a maide, is chang'd ť a boy by

prayer.

117. A Snake killeth eurydice. Whilst Eurydice amongst the Naiades Under the shaddow of the verdant trees Escorp't the trembling flowers amongst the

grasse, grown high with time, a full swol'n snake

there was who with moeanders towards her doth reele Till he his teeth had fastned to her heele Which bite alas deprives her of her life, And sweet Orpheus of his new joyn’d wife. 118. Orpheus beseecheth pluto for his

Eurydice The Thracian prophet Love Compells to goe Through Tenarus, unto the shades below, where with diviner straines the King &

Queen And all those shapes which in those shades

are seen

He charmeth; and they grant him Eurydice Conditioned he see her not with his eyes Till he Avernus past: but's wandring sight Breaketh this law, and so he lost her quite

THE MILTON-OVID SCRIPT.—XVIII.

111. The travell of Alcmena Seuen nights and dayes Alcmena sore

opprest with beareing pains, to Joue her prayers

adrest with hands erected, and Ilithyia calls T her helpe, whose aide Juno with spite

forestalls
with crosseleggd charmes, and finger foulded

spells
Sh' Alcides birth retards; Galanthis tells
Her false deliv'ry, and by what she said
Juno deceiu'd, for 't she's a weasell made.

112.. Dryope turn'd into a tree.
Fair Dryope one of the Dechalides
with her babe in armes walking among

the trees plucks from a flowry Lotus which did grow Thereby, a sprig from whence the blood

doth flow
of a Nimph in it inshrin'd, for which crime

she
Is changed too into a Lotus tree.
Her father, husband, sister all embrace
Her panting still in a Corticeous Case.

113. Byblis in loue with her brother
Incesteous Loue rages in Byblis brest
And scearcly giuing her one minutes rest
Torments her so, that 't last she doth

discouer
T'her brother Caunus, whom she'd haue her

lorer
This Rageing fitt by letter, which once seen
He her dispises, as an incestious quean,
And oft repulsing her bad sute, at last
He flyes his Country, she persues as fast

114. Byblis turn'd into a fountaine Byblis the mountaines and the planes had

past And through the woods she racing ran, at

last

119. Orpheus To Rhodope Sweet Orpheus goes, where he Vnder the shaddow of Great Jove's broad

tree, And other trees whose meeting branches

kisse

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