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He had the Sine-cure Rectory of Folkton, near Bridlington, Yorkshire, given him by the Lord Chancellor (Earl of Northington) on the recommendation of Mr. Allen, of Prior Park, near Bath, November 2,
He published the Letters on Chivalry and Romance, this year.
Dialogues on Foreign Travel in
And Letter to Dr. Leland of Dublin in 1764 He was made Preacher of Lincoln's Inn, on the recommendation of Mr. Charles Yorke, &c. November 6,
Was collated to the Archdeaconry of Gloucester, on the death of Dr. Geekie, by the Bishop, August 27,
His Mother died Feb. 27, 1773, æt. 88. 1773
And was made Preceptor to the Prince 1776 of Wales and his brother Prince Frederick, the 5th of June the same year.
Preached before the Lords, December
13, 1776, first Fast for the war.
He lost his old and best friend, Bishop Warburton, June 7th
He published the 2d and 3d Volumes of Sermons in
These three Volumes were published at the desire of the Bench of Lincoln's Inn. He was elected Member of the Royal Society of Gottingen, January 11
The Bishop of Winchester [Dr. Thomas] died Tuesday, May 1, 1781. Received a gracious letter from his Majesty the next morning, by a special messenger from Windsor, with the offer of the See of Worcester, in the room of Bishop North, to be translated to Winchester, and of the Clerkship of the Closet, in the room of the late Bishop of Winchester.
On his arrival at Hartlebury Castle in July that year, resolved to put the Castle into complete order, and to build a Library, which was much wanted.
The Library was finished in
and furnished with a collection of books, late Bishop Warburton's, and ordered by his Will to be sold, and the value given to the Infirmary at Gloucester
To these, other considerable additions have been since made.
Archbishop Cornwallis died in 1783. Had the offer of the Archbishoprick from his Majesty, with many gracious expressions, and pressed to accept it; but humbly begged leave to decline it, as a charge not suited to his temper and talents, and much too heavy for him to sustain, especially in these times.
The King was pleased not to take offence at this freedom, and then to enter with him into some confidential conversation on the subject. It was offered to the Bishop of London, Dr. Lowth, and refused by him, as was foreseen, on account of his ill health. It was then given to Dr. Moore, Bishop of Bangor.
Added a considerable number of books to the new Library at Hartlebury in
Confirmed Prince Edward [their Majes
ties' 4th son] in the Chapel of Windsor Castle, May 14th, 1785
Added more books to the Library this 1785 year. And put the last hand (at least he thinks so) to the Bishop of Gloucester's Life, to be prefixed to the new edition of his works now in the
Confirmed Princess Augusta [their Majesties' second daughter] in the Chapel of Windsor Castle, Dec. the 24th this year
Preached in the Chapel the next day (Christmas day) and administered the Sacrament to their Majesties and the Princess Royal and Princess Augusta.
Preached before the Lords the 30th of January
1786 His Majesty was pleased this year to bestow a prebend of Worcester [vacant by the death of Dr. Young] on my Chaplain, Mr. Kilvert.
Preached before their Majesties and Royal Family in the Chapel of Windsor Castle, and administered the Sacrament to them, on Christmas day 1786.
In the end of February this year was published in seven volumes 4to a complete edition of the works of Bishop Warburton. The Life is omitted for the pre
March 13, 1788, a fine gold Medal was 1788 this day given me by his Majesty at the Queen's House.
The King's head on one side. The Reverse was taken from a Seal of mine, which his Majesty chanced to see, and approved.
The Die was cut by Mr. Burch, and the Medal designed for the annual Prize-Dissertation on Theological Subjects in the University of Gottingen.
This summer the King came to Cheltenham to drink the waters, and was attended by the Queen, the Princess Royal, and the Princesses Augusta and Elizabeth. They arrived at Cheltenham in the evening of Saturday July the 12th, and resided in a July12. house of Earl Falconberg. From Cheltenham they made excursions to several places in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, and were every where received with joy by all ranks of people.
On Saturday, August the second, They Aug. 2. were pleased to visit Hartlebury, at the distance of thirty-three miles, or more.
[a A Cross with the initials on a label-I. N. R. 1. a Glory above, and the motto below EK NIETENE.]