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Burning Springs. Of 'these there are many son of William Burnes, or Burns, a gardener in different parts of the world; particularly one and small farmer, and was brought up to rustic in France, in the department of the Isere, near labor; but his education was not neglected, as Grenoble; another near Hermanstadt in Tran- he was at an early age instructed in the grammar sylvania; a third at Chermay, a village near Swits of the English language by Mr. Murdoch (who zerland; a fourth in the canton of Friburg; and died not long since in London), to which he added a fifth not far from the city of Cracow, in Poland. an acquaintance with the French language and There also is, or was, a famous spring of this practical mathematics. A passion for reading kind at Wigan in Lancashire, which, upon the urging him to devote every moment he could spare approach of a lighted candle, would take fire to the perusal of books, and meeting among them and burn like spirit of wine for a whole day. with the works of some of the best English poets, But the most remarkable one, or at least that of he was enabled to cultivate and improve a taste which we have the minutest description, was dis- for poetry and fiction, which was perhaps first covered in 1711, at Brosely, in Shropshire. • The inspired by the chimney-corner tales of an old well, for four or five feet deep, is six or seven woman in his father's family. His first poetical feet wide; within that is another less hole of effusions were prompted by love: having begun, like depth dug in the clay, in the bottom whereof he continued to make verses, which attracted the is placed a cylindric earthen vessel, of about notice of his neighbours, and he was early esfour or five inches diameter at the mouth, having teemed a gay companion. He engaged in buithe bottom taken off, and the sides well fixed in siness as a flax-dresser in the town of Irvine, but the clay rammed close about it. Within the pot his premises were destroyed by fire, and he was is a brown water, thick as puddle, continually unable to sustain his credit. His father dying, forced up with a violent motion beyond that of he took a small farm in conjunction with his boiling water, and a rumbling hollow noise, younger brother, and failed also in this scheme. rising and falling, by fits, five or six inches; but in the mean time he had formed a connexion there was no appearance of any vapor rising, with a young woman, whom, on her becoming which, perhaps, might have been visible had not pregnant, he would have married, but his cirthe sun shone so bright. Upon putting a candle cumstances induced her friends to object to it; down at the end of a stick, at about a quarter of and he engaged himself to embark as overseer to a yard distance, it took fire, darting and flashing a plantation in Jamaica. He first, however, was after a very violent manner for about half a yard induced to publish, by subscription, a volume of high, much in the manner of spirits in a lamp, poems, which was printed at Kilmarnock, in but with great agitation. It was said, that a tea- 1786; and shortly after was shown a letter from kettle had been made to boil in about nine mi- Dr. Blacklock, recommending that he should visit nutes, and that it had been left burning for forty- Edinburgh, in order to take advantage of the adeight hours without any sensible diminution. It miration his poems had excited. This advice he was extinguished by putting a wet mop upon it; eagerly adopted, and remaining more than a which must be kept there for a little time, other- year in the metropolis of his country, admired, wise it would not go out. Upon the removal of flattered, and caressed by various persons of the mop there arises a sulphureous smoke, lasting eminence, he retired to the country with the sum about a minute, and yet the water is very cold to of £500, which he had realised by the second the touch. In 1755 this well totally disap- edition of his poems. With this sum he took peared by the sinking of a coal-pit in its neigh- a considerable farm near Dumfries. To his bourhood. The cause of the inflammable pro- great credit, also, he now completed his matriperty of such waters is, with great probability, monial engagement with the female before alsupposed to be their mixture with petroleum, luded to: but his convivial habits soon prewhich is one of the most inflammable substances vented him from paying a proper attention to his in nature, and has the property of burning on farm ; and, after a trial of three years and a half, the surface of water.

he was obliged to resign his lease, and remove to BURNISHERS, for gold and silver, were for- the town of Dumfries, to follow the employment merly made of the teeth of dogs or wolves, set in of an exciseman. Here he occasionally exercised the end of iron or wooden handles; but for a his pen, particularly in the composition of a long time past agates have been introduced and number of beautiful songs, and as a contributor are found preferable. In most cases polished to periodical works. Intemperance, however, steel answers equally well, as it gives a very had become his tyrant; and how the honorable good lustre. These are of different forms; straight, friends, who obtained for him the appointment of crooked, &c. The steel burnishers used by en- an exciseman, could imagine that such an office gravers in copper are formed to serve with one would really benefit his fortunes, we cannot end to burnish, and with the other to scrape out divine. It was just the situation calculated to errors or scratches.

hurry him into the moral ruin that ensued, and BURNISHING, the art of smoothing or po- which, finally bringing on inveterate habits of inlishing a metalline body, by a brisk rubbing of toxication, hurried him to a premature grave, it with a burnisher. Book-binders burnish the July 21st, 1796. Mr. Coleridge, alluding with edges of their books by rubbing them with a indignation to the circumstance of making this dog's tooth.

ill-fated son of genius ' a gauger of ale firkins,' BURNS (Robert), one of the most eminent calls upon his friend Lamb to gather a wreath of modern Scots poets, was born 25th of Ja- of • henbane, nettles, and nightshade' nuary, 1759, on a small farın near the town of Ayr. Of this extraordinary genius, Dr. Currie's

To twine.' account is substantially as follows :-Ile was the The illustrious brow of Scotch nobility."

We have little occasion to attempt a character stronger imagination and more delicate sensibiof him as a poet : it has been often and fairly lity, which between them will ever engender a drawn. It was entirely in contrast with his cha- more ungovernable set of passions than are the racter as a man. He attempted hardly any thing usual lot of man; implant in him an irresistible in civil life in which he succeeded--and scarcely impulse to some idle vagary, such as arrangog any thing, as a poet, in which he did not succeed. wild flowers in fantastic nosegays, tracing the Of the solemn and sublime, his poems entitled the grasshopper to his haunt by his chirping song, Vision, Despondency, the Lament, Winter, a watching the frisks of the little minnows in the Dirge, and the Invocation to Ruin, afford strik- sunny pool, or hunting after the intrigues of buting examples. Of the tender and the moral, many terflies; in short, send him adrift after some purbeautiful specimens are found in the elegaic suit which shall eternally mislead him from the verses, entitled Man was made to Mourn, in the paths of lucre, and yet curse him with a keeper Cotter's Saturday Night, the Stanzas to a Mouse, relish than any man living for the pleasures that and those to a Mountain Daisy. There is scarcely lucre can bestow; lastly, fill up the measure of an image more truly pastoral than that of the his woes by bestowing on him a spurning sense Lark, in the second stanza of the last named of his own dignity;—and you have created a poem ; and nothing can exceed the beauty and wight nearly as miserable as the poet.' simplicity of the simile

BURNTÍSLAND, a royal burgh and sea-port

town, of a parish of the same name. The town As bees flee hame wi' lades of treasure

is finely situated on a peninsula of the Frith of The minutes winged their way wi' pleasure.

Forth, surrounded by hills on the north, in the While some few of his poems are immoral, and form of an amphitheatre, which afford an excelmore of them equivocal in their tendency, it is lent shelter for ships. It consists of two streets, but just to add that he was never known delibe- running parallel to each other. The principal rately to descend to an act of meanness; and the street is broad and spacious, containing a numentire picture of his so-named indulgencies and ber of respectable buildings. It was formerly agonies, pleasures and remorse, is by no means a fortified, and part of the wall and east port still tempting one. His picture is honestly drawn remain. It has the best harbour on the coast, by his own pen, in a proposed epitaph for formed by a rocky isle, with piers; a large dock himself:

has also been constructed here, with seventeen

feet and a half of water at spring tides. The Is there a whim-inspired fool,

church is square, with a steeple rising in the Owre fast for thought, owre hot for rule, Owre blate to seek, owr proud to snoul ?

centre, and was built by the inhabitants, in 1592, Let him draw near;

at their own expense. This place held out And owre this grassy heap sing dool,

against Cromwell, till he was obliged to enter

And drap a tear. into conditions with the inhabitants; part of Is there a bard of rustic song,

which were, that he should repair the streets and Who, noteless, steals the crowds among,

harbour; in consequence of which the quays, as That weekly to this area throng?

they now stand, were built by him. In 1715

O pass not by! this town was surprised and possessed by the But with a frater-feeling strong,

rebels, who formed the bold design of passing

Here, heave a sigh. over a body of troops to the opposite shore: Is there a man whose judgment clear

which was in part executed under the command Can others teach the course to steer,

of brigadier Macintosh, notwithstanding all the Yet runs himself life's mad career,

Wild as the wave?

efforts of the men of war. It joins with Kircaldy, Here pause--and, through the starting tear,

Kinghorn, and Dysart, in sending a member to

Survey this grave. parliament. The government is vested in twentyThe poor inhabitant below

one persons, viz. fourteen guild counsellors, out Was quick to learn and wise to know,

of whom are chosen three bailies; and seven And keenly felt the friendly glow,

trades counsellors. A provost is also elected

And softer fame; annually. There is here a sugar-house, belongBut thoughtless follies laid him low,

ing to a Glasgow company, and vitriol-works. And stain'd his name. Shin_building is also carried

Ship-building is also carried on by a few hands; Reader, attend.-Whether thy soul

and about twelve or fifteen tons of kelp are anSoars fancy's flight beyond the pole, Or darkling grubs this earthly hole,

nually made. In low pursuit;

BÚRR', n. s. The lobe or lap of the ear. Know, prudent, cautious, self-control,

Burr, among huntsmen, the round knob of a Is wisdom's root. horn next a deer's head.

Burr' Pump, in a ship, a pump by the side We should not omit to state that Burns was of a ship, into which a staff seven or eight feet a prose writer of pieces as extraordinary, for his long is put, having a burr or knob of wood at situation, as any of his poetical performances. the end, which is drawn up by a rope fastened His letters exhibit a purity and facility of ex- to the middle of it; called also a bilge pimp. pression which would be admired in any con- BURRA, an island of Scotland, in the county dition; and they abound with those marks of of Shetland. elegance, variety, and vigor, which distinguish BURRAMAHAL. See BARRAMAHAL. genius. With one of these, which may serve as BURRAMPOOTER, or BRAHMAPOOTBA, a a prose sketch of his own character, we con- river of India, of considerable magnitude, of clude :- Take a being of our kind, give him a which the first account is given by J. Rennel,

Id.

Esq.; in the seventy-first volume of the Philo- BURʼROW, v. & n. 1 Sax. beorgan, byrgan,
sophical Transactions: the Burrampooter, says Bur'rowy. S to defend, to protect.
he, which has its source from the opposite side Properly borough, a corporation town. A hole
of the mountains that give rise to the Ganges, in the ground; a den; a concealment. To make
first takes its course eastward through the country holes in the ground for concealment; from the
of Thibet, where it is named Sanpoo or Zancu, noun.
which bears the same interpretation as the Ganga When they shall see his crest up again, and the
of Hindostan, namely the river. After winding man in blood, they will out of their burrows, like
with a rapid current through Thibet, it washes conies after rain, and revel all with him. Shakspeare.

ne border of the territory of Lassa, and then King of England shalt thou be proclaimed
deviating from an east to a south-west course, it In every burrow, as we pass along.
approaches within 220 miles of Yunan, the most

And through the palaces' foundations bore, westerly province of China. Here it appears as Burrowing themselves, to board their guilty store. if undetermined whether to attempt a passage to

Marvell. the sea by the Gulf of Siam, or by that of Ben- Possession of land was the original right of elecgal; but it turns suddenly to the north-west, tion among the commons; and burrows were entitled through Assam, and enters Bengal on the north- to sit, as they were possessed of certain tracts. east. It now makes a circuit round the western

Temple. point of the Garrow Mountains, and then al- Sir, this vermin of court reporters, when they are tering its course to the south, in the Dacca pro- forced into day upon one point, are sure to burrow in vince, is joined by the Megna, which, although another; but they shall have no refuge; I will make not the tenth part of its size, receives and absorbs them bolt out of all their holes. its name; henceforward communicating its own

Burke's Speech on American Taration. to the great mass of waters, until they intermix

Some strew sand among their corn, which, they with those of the Ganges, near the Bay of Bengal. say, prevents mice and rats burrowing in it ; because The whole known course of this river, including including of its falling into their ears.

Mortimer. its windings, may be estimated at 1650 miles;

Little sinuses would form, and burrow underneath. but it is the fate of the Brahmapootra to pene

Sharp. trate a rude climate and stubborn soil, seldom BURROW (Sir James), master of the crown approaching the habitation of civilised men; office, was elected F.R.S. and F. A.S. 1751. while the Ganges, on the contrary, waters a fer. On the death of Mr. West, in 1772, he was pretile territory, through rich and polished nations. vailed on to fill the president's chair at the Royal The Brahmapootra, unknown in Europe as a Society ull the anniversary election, when he recapital river of India, until 1765, bears, during signed it to Sir John Pringle: and August 10ih, a course of 400 miles through Bengal, so inti- 1773, when the society presented an address to mate a resemblance to the Ganges, that one des- the king, he was knighted. He published two cription answers both, except that, during the volumes of Reports in 1766; two others in 1771 last sixty miles before their junction, under the and 1776; and a volume of Decisions of the name of Megna, it forms a stream, which is Court of King's Bench, upon settlement cases regularly from four to five miles wide, and, but from 1732 to 1772 (to which was subjoined An for its freshness, might pass for an arm of the Essay on Punctuation), in 3 parts, 4to. 1768, 1772, sea. The union of these two mighty rivers 1776. The Essay was also printed separately in below Luckipoor now forms a gulf interspersed 4to. 1773. He published, without his name, with large islands. The Bore, which is a sudden A few Anecdotes and Observations relating to and abrupt influx of the tide into a river or Oliver Cromwell and his family, serving to rectify narrow strait, prevails in the principal branches several errors concerning him ; published by of the Ganges, and in the Megna; but the Nicol. Comn. Papadopoli, in lois Historia GymHooghly river, and the passages between the nasii Patavina, 1763, 4to. He died in 1782. islands and sands, situated in the gulf, formed BURR-PUMP, or BILGE-PUMP, differs from the by the confluence of the Brahmapootra and common pump, in having a staff six, seven, or Ganges, are more subject to it than the rest of eight feet long, with a bar of wood, whereto the the rivers.

leather is nailed, and this serves instead of a box. BUR'RAS Pipe, with surgeons, an instrument Two men, standing over the pump, thrust down or vessel used to keep corroding powders in, as this staff, to the middle whereof is fastened a vitriol, precipitate &c.

rope, for six, eight, or ten men to hale by, thus BURÖREL, n. s. A sort of pear, otherwise pulling it up and down. called the red butter pear, from its smooth, deli- BURR REED. See SPARGANIUM. cious, and soft pulp.

BURSA, BURSE, originally signifies a purse. BurʻREL Fly, n.s. Fr. bourreler, to execute, In writers of the middle age it is more particuto torture. An insect, called also oxfly, gadbee, larly used for a little college, or hall in a unior breeze.

versity, for the residence of students, called Bur'rel Shot. From bourreler, to execute, bursales or bursarii. In some universities it still and shot, in gunnery, small bullets, nails, denotes a foundation for the maintenance of poor stones, pieces of old iron, &c. put into cases, to scholars in their studies. The nomination to be discharged out of the ordnance; a sort of case burses is in the hands of the patrons and founders shot.

thereof. The burses of colleges are pot beneBURʼROCK, n. s. A small wear or dam, fices, but mere places assigned to certain countries where wheels are laid in a river for catching of and persons. A burse becomes vacant by the fish.

bursar's being promoted to a cure.

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Bursa, or PRUSA, the capital of Bithynia, in BURSE, Guicciardini assures us, was first anAsia Minor, situated in a fine fruitful plain, at the plied to a commercial edifice at Bruges, and took foot of mount Olympus, about seventy-five miles its rise from an hotel, built by a lord of the S.S. W. of Constantinople. It is one of the family de la Bourse, whose arms, which are three largest and finest cities of Asiatic Turkey, and purses, are still found on the crowning over the contains 40,000 Turks, besides 300 families of portal of the house. The most considerable Greeks, 400 of Jews, and 500 of Armenians. burse is that of Amsterdam, which is a large It was the capital of the Turkish empire, before building, 230 feet long and 130 broad, round the taking of Constantinople. Part of it stands which runs a peristyle twenty feet wide. The on several small hills, at the foot of Olympus. columns of the peristyle, which are forty-six, are The plain is covered with mulberry and various numbered, for the conveniency of finding people. other fruit trees. The mosques and caravanseras It will hold 4500 persons. The ancient Romans are elegant; and so many springs proceed from had public places for the meetings of merchants Olympus that every house has its fountain. The in most of their trading cities; that built at bazaar contains all the commodities of the Rome, A.U.C. 259, under the consulate of Apeast. It also abounds in their own manufac- pius Claudius and Publius Servilius, was detures; the best workmen in Turkey residing in nominated the college of merchants ; some this town, and being excellent imitators of the remains of it are still to be seen, and are known French and Italian artists; particularly in ta- by the modern Romans under the name loggia. pestry.

The Hans towns, after the example of the RoBURSA, in zoology, a species of alcyonium, mans, gave the name of colleges to their burses. inhabiting the coasts of Europe, and commonly BURSERA, in botany, a genus of the dicecalled the sea purse.

cia order, belonging to the hexandria class Bursa Mucosa. A mucous bag, composed of plants. The cal. is triphyllous ; the cor. of membranes, containing a kind of mucous fat. tripetalous; the caps. carnous, trivalved, and The burses are of different sizes and firmness, monospermous. There is but one species ; viz. and are connected by the cellular membrane B. gummifera, or gum elemi. It is frequent in with articular cavities, tendons, ligaments, or the woods in most of the Bahama Íslands, and grows periosteum. Their use is to secrete and contain speedily to a great height and thickness. The a substance, to lubricate tendons, muscles, and leaves are pinnate; the middle rib three or six bones, in order to render their motion easy. See inches long, with the pinnæ set opposite, on Muscles, and Dr. Monro has published a de- foot-stalks half an inch long. It has yellow tailed account of the bursæ, to which the reader flowers, male and female on different trees. These is also referred.

are succeeded by purple-colored berries, biyger BURSARIA, the bursary, or exchequer of than large peas, hanging in clusters on a stalk of collegiate and conventual bodies; or the place about five inches long, to which each berry is of receiving, paying, and accounting by the joined by a foot-stalk half an inch long. The bursars.

seed is hard, white, and of a triangular figure, BURSARIA, in botany. Class pentandria, enclosed within a thin capsule, which divides in order monogynia. Its generic characters are three parts, and discharges the seed. The fruit CAL. deeply divided into five segments : cor. when cut discharges a clear balsam, esteemed a petals five, linear : PIST. short style; stigma good vulnerary, particularly for horses. On simple : CAPS. heart-shaped, one-celled, open- wounding the bark, a thick milky liquor is obing into two parts, each with two valves, and two tained, which soon concretes into a resin no way horns : SEEDS two. There is but one species, different from the gum elemi of the shops. viz. B. spinosa a shrub of New Holland. "

BURSERY, 1. A Privilege to attend a colBursaria, in entomology, a species of aphis, lege in Scotland, without paying fees : 2. A found in the hollow excrescences which it forms salary bestowed for that purpose at the disposal in the leaves of the black poplar.

of some patron : 3. The treasury of a college BURSARIA, in zoology, a species of sertularia, or monastery. an inhabitant of the British coasts. The denti- BURST', v. & n. or Brust'. Goth. brusta, cles are opposite, branched, and dichotomous; borsta ; Swed. brista ; Belg. borsten ; Sax. burcalled in English the shepherd's purse co- stan; Teut. bursten ; to break; fly open; rupralline.

ture; to rush ; to gush forth. It is applied io BURSE, Barb. Lit. bursarius; Fr.

the violent inflammation produced by the pasBur'sar, bourse, a purse; boursier,

sions, when we say of an individual he is ready BURSARSHIP. Ja scholar pensioned at a col

to burst with rage; to suffer a violent disruption; lege; Goth. biorghus. an exchange house: a to break suddenly. Brust and brưsta are terms place for money or mercantile transactions. The empi

Con the employed to designate hernia of the uncomterm bursar specifically means the treasurer of pound

Ć pounded kind. a college ; and a scholar who has a pension

Sire! I wol be your humble trewe wif, from it.

Have here my trouih, till that myn herte burste.

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. It has been considered as of so much importance, With that she wept and wailed, as if her heart that a proper number of young people should be edu. Would quite have burst through great abundance of cated for certain professions, that sometimes the pub.

her smart.

Spenser. lic, and sometimes the piety of private founders, have My breast I'll burst with straining of my courage, established many pensions, scholarships, exhibitions, And froin my shoulders crack iny arms asunder, bursaries, &c. for this purpose.

But I will cbastise this high-minded strumpet.
Smith's Wealth of Nations, b. 1. c. X.

Skahspeare.

Id.

Pope.

He fastened on my neck, and bellowed out, warrant from that state inquisition, the star-chamAs it he would hurst heaven.

Id. ber; incarcerated in Fleet prison along with the Yet I am thankful ; if my heart were great, celebrated Prynne and Bastwick; and all his "Twould burst at this.

papers seized. They were charged with writing Down they came, and drew

seditious, schismatical, and libellous books, The whole roof after them, with burst of thunder

against the church and government. They gave Upon the heads of all.

Milton.
The egg, that soon

in answers, but the court expunged the greater Bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed

part of them, and, to its eternal disgrace, senThe callow young.

Id. tenced them to pay a fine of £5000 each; and She burst into tears, and wrung her hands. Burton besides to be degraded from his office

Arbuthnot. and degrees, deprived of his benefice, set in the We lye examining ourselves, and are ready to pillory, there to have his ears cut off, and to be burst,

afterwards imprisoned for life, denied the use of Yet still are no wiser than we were at first. Swift. paper, pens, and ink, and debarred the access of

Imprisoned fires, in the close dungeons pent; all persons except the keeper,--not even his wife Roar to get loose, and struggle for a vent;

being permitted to see him. After twelve weeks Eating their way, and undermining all,

close confinement in Lancaster jail, he was reTill with a mighty burst whole mountains fall. moved in 1637 to Cornet castle, in Guernsey,

Addison.

where he was shut up for three years, till 1640, You burst, ah, cruel! from my arms,

when the House of Commons reversed the senAnd swiftly shoot along the Mall,

tence as illegal, annulled the fine, restored him Or softly glide by the canal.

to his degrees and benefice, and voted him £6000 But lust of power's a dropsy on the mind, Whose thirst increases, while we drink to quench it,

as a compensation for his imprisonment and the Till swollen and stretched by the repeated draught,

loss of his ears. From the confusion of the times, We burst and perish. Higgon's Generous Conqueror. however, he never received this sum, though he What then is unbelief? 'tis an exploit :

was restored to his living. He died in January, A strenuous enterprise : to gain it, man

1648. Must burst through every bar of common sense.

BURTON (John), D.D. a learned divine, born Young's Night Thoughts. in 1696, at Wembworth, iu Devonshire, and Then bursting broad the boundless shout to heaven educated at Oxford. In 1725, being then profrom many a thousand hearts ecstatic sprung. proctor, he spoke a Latin oration, entitled Heli;

Thomson's Liberty. or An Instance of a Magistrate's Erring through If the worlds

Unseasonable Lenity ; written and published In worlds inclosed, should on his senses birst, with a view to encourage the salutary exertions He would abhorrent turn.

Thomson. of academical discipline; and afterwards treated Once more through all be bursts his thundering way. the same subject still more fully in four Latin

Byron. sermons before the university, and published them BURSLEM, a market town of Staffordshire, with appendixes. He also introduced into the farnous for its pottery, which stands on a rising schools, Locke, and other eminent modern philoground near the Trent and Mersey canal, which, sophers, as suitable companions to Aristotle ; and about a mile hence, passes by a tunnel under printed a double series of philosophical questions, ground, the length of 1888 yards. The church for the use of the younger students; from which has a square tower, and was formerly a chapel Mr. Johnson, of Magdalene College, Cambridge, of ease to Stoke. It has a neat market-house, took the hint of his larger work of the same kind. and markets on Monday and Saturday. Fairs When the settling of Georgia was in agitation, 220 March, 28th June, and 17th October. Dis- in 1732, Dr. Burton preached before the Society, tant three miles from Newcastle-under-Line, and published his sermon, with an appendix on and 151 from London.

the state of that colony; and he afterwards pubBURTON (Henry), a puritan divine, was born lished an account of the designs of the associates at Birsall, in Yorkshire, in 1579; educated at of the late Dr. Bray, with an account of their Cambridge, and took his degrees of M.A. and procedings in that business. About the same B. D. there and at Oxford. He first was tutor time, on the death of Dr. Edward Littleton, he to lord Carey's sons; afterwards clerk of the was presented by Eton College to the vicarage closet to the princes Henry and Charles; and of Maple-Derham, in Oxfordshire, where he next appointed to attend the latter into Spain, in married the widow of his predecessor, who was 1623; but, from speaking too freely of the without a home, and without a fortune. In 1760 bishops, was set aside, after his goods were partly he exchanged his vicarage of Maple-Derham for shipped. In 1625 be presented a letter to king the rectory of Worplesdon in Surrey. In his Charles, remonstrating against Drs. Laud and advanced age, finding his eyes begin to fail, Neil, as being popishly affected; for which he he collected and published, in one volume, all was prohibited the court. About this time, how- his scattered pieces, under the title of Opuscula ever, he obtained the rectory of St. Matthews, Miscellanea; and soon after died, February the London, where he preached with such freedom, 11th, 1771. that in 1636 he was summoned to answer for two Burton (Robert), known to the learned by sermons on the 5th of November preceding. He the name of Democritus junior, was the son of appealed to the king, but was suspended by the Ralph Burton Esq. of Lindley, in Leicestershire, high commission court; whereupon he absconded, and born February 8th, 1576. He was educated but published his sermons, with reasons for his at Sutton Colefield in Warwickshire; in 1593 appeal. lle was soon after apprehended by was sent to Oxford; and in 1599 was elected

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