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into the weather, under the dripping of the roof of the chapel, where I saw them perfect: but the wet utterly perished and mouldered them to pieces next year. I took a draught of the monument, which may be seen in my vol. 45 p. 89.' WM. COLE. In the preface to Lewis (p. xx. seq.) the editor has printed the passage referred to: 'Mr Ashby the 5 President of St John's, June 4th 1773 told me that in cleaning away some rubbish in an old disused Chapel, at the east end of their College Chapel, in order to lay aside in it some of their materials they were now preparing and using in casing with stone the south side of their first Court, they lit upon an old Tomb of Clunch, which had IO the appearance of having been only prepared in order to be set up, but never connected together. The two Shields at the head and feet are elegantly shaped, but seem never to have had anything either carved or painted on them, being as fresh and neat as if out of the workman's hands, and both encircled in a Garland or Chaplet, exactly like those 15 on the Tomb of the Foundress of the College in the Chapel of Henry VII. at Westminster: the two sides are ornamented in great taste with figures of boys supporting an entablature, where, no doubt, inscriptions were designed, but never executed, and the mouldings at the top and bottom, as also the pilasters, are all finished in a Grecian taste 20 that was in fashion in Henry VII. and VIIIth. times... Mr. Essex, who drew the draught in lead pencil, spoiled by me, by roughly scratching it over in ink to preserve it, on the opposite page, thinks, from the hollow on the top, that an image or figure was designed to be laid upon it: the figure however, if there was one, is not yet discovered. The 25 monument is now removed to a small vacant bit of a court on the north side of the chapel, to the east.'
'Nov. 1st 1773.. Mr Ashby.. informed me that the Chapel, in which this monument was found, was built by Bishop Fisher, on whose execution the Tomb was taken to pieces and thrown aside.
'I was told by Mr Essex 1774, that this tomb, by being exposed under the drippings of the north Side of the Chapel all the winter, is entirely spoiled and shivered by the wet and frost.
'Peter Torregiano. . made the Tomb in Westm. Abbey for King Henry VII. and his mother:...it is probable therefore that he gave 35 the design for this of Bishop Fisher, in the same shape and taste as the latter, v. Mr Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting 1. 102, 104 ed. 2. Little conception of it is to be drawn from my draft on the other side, but from the Countess' tomb.'
P. 92 L. 11. Dr Thompson's chapel. To this Wm. Stevynson by will dated 40 3 June 1525 bequeathed his missal (MS. Baker VI. 206 B 219). See Ath. Cant. I. 76. His chapel and Keyton's appear in Loggan's view. 'See some short account of Dr. Thomson in my 20 vol. p. 47.' WM. COLE.
'I discovered the name
cut upon the shrine, which was this year laid open, on the removal of
P. 92 n. 2.
Lib. rub. See p. 355 1. 6.
5 P. 93 1. 9.
Ashton's monument. Figured in MS. Cole 49 p. 46.
"This monument of Dr Hugh Ashton, in St. John's college chapel, was taken for me on the spot by an ingenious, self-taught young artist of Ely, now married and settled in Cambridge, Thomas Kempton of Ely, who repaired all the old monuments in Ely Cathedral, when the choir was transferred into the presbytery, about Ao. 1771.Nov. 24. 1777. The head is greatly too big: the architecture is exact and better than the figures.' WM. COLE.
15 P. 93 1. 15. Ashton's chapel may, 'tis hoped, be restored to sacred uses. It is now demolished; Baker's prayer remained unheard to the last. The bills for the chapel are preserved in fire-proof box no. II in the treasury.
the wainscot near the altar in the Coll. Chapel.-(S. side.) The arch is now walled up'. W. K(EELING).
P. 93 l. 12. Desecration of Ashton's chapel, p. 153 l. 22; its restoration by Dr Beale, p. 218 1. 4.
P. 93 L. 18. I would lay my body there.
'Mr Baker had his wish: for I saw his body put into a grave very near Mr Ashton's tomb, in the ante-Chapel. I was at his funeral, which was very solemn, with procession round the first court in surplices and wax candles, the funeral service performed by Dr. Phil. Williams, and the service chanted to the organ. His nephew, a fellow-commoner of the college, Geo. Baker esq., was chief mourner. Mr Baker lived up one pair of stairs, in the 3rd court on the south side.' WM. COLE.
See further respecting Hugh Ashton Ath. Cant. I. 26, 526. MS. Lansd. 979 art. 17 f. 30.
35 P. 94 1. 9. Ashton's foundation. See p. 352 l. 47 seq.
P. 94 n. 3.
Lib. rub. See p. 346 l. 40.
P. 95 1. 17 seq. northern founders. See p. 108 1. 13. Ascham's Scholemaster (ed. 1863) pp. 159, 160: ‘Doctor Nico. Medcalfe, that honorable father, was Master of S. Johnes Colledge, when I came thether: A man meanelie learned himselfe, but not meanely affectioned to set forward learning in others. He found that Colledge spending scarse two hundred markes by yeare: he left it spending a thousand markes and more. Which he procured, not with his mony, but by his wisdome: not chargeablie bought by him, but liberallie geven by others by his meane, for the zeale and honor they bare to learning. And that which is worthy of memorie, all theis givers were almost Northrenmen :
'Will dated Dec. 7, 1522: to be buried in St John the Evangelist's chapel in Cambridge before the altar: an obit to be kept for him there and at York. Executors, Bryan Higden dean of York, Rob. Shirton preb. and Wm. Ashton his brother and Mr Rog. Ellis. Proved March 9, 1522. MS. note of Mr. Br. Willis.' WM. COLE.
who being liberallie rewarded in the service of their Prince, bestowed
P. 96 1. 26. Exequies decreed to Fisher. Printed by Lewis II. 301-303. Compare similar decrees in Documents 1. 404 seq. 411 seq. One dated 22 Febr. 152 for Fisher's obit at Christ's (Hymers 223-225).
P. 96 1. 32. Jan. 30, 1528. See my vol. 46 p. 254, where is the grace.' WM. COLE.
letter of the university to Fisher. See p. 346 l. 44.
Fisher's letter to Croke. See p. 345 l. 14.
P. 96 1. 33.
Tho. Verdon, son
P. 97 1. 36. C.C. coll. (Oxf.) statutes and the cardinal's statutes. Both
were printed by the Oxford university commission and are almost identical. Fisher's code of 1530 is a revised edition of those given by Fox and Wolsey.
P. 101 1. 22. the papal supremacy disowned. See p. 359 l. 21. P. 101 1. 30. In Mary's reign Fisher's statutes were revived. 1. 22.
P. 98 1. 22. Preference at Christ's coll. to the nine northern counties. See 25 Stat. Chr. c. 26. This provision led to some debate in the case of Edw. King ('Lycidas') born in Ireland, son of a Yorkshireman (MS. Baker IX. 247 seq. = C 98 seq.); and the visitors were called in A. D. 1696, to decide questions arising out of the privilege (ibid. 1x. 221=C 74).
See p. 138
P. 98 n. 2. Tit. de sociorum qualitate, c. 10, p. 48 l. 18. See on this code of 1530 Lewis II. 46 seq., 287 seq.
P. 98 1. 39. retrenchments. See Early Statutes p. 257 1. 8 seq.
P. 99 1. 10 seq.
fellows' oath and bond. Ibid. c. 12 and 13, pp. 54 seq.
P. 100 l. 15. the loss of his books. See pp. 349 1. 47, 378 1. 10, 379 1. 8 and 28 and 46; many citations in Early Statutes, p. xviii. n.
P. 100 L. 33. a letter. See pp. 349 l. 43, 464 l. 30.
A. D. 1532 a grace was passed, dispensing with the residence of Johnians in Easter term on account of the plague (MS. Baker XXXI. 40 190).
P. 102 1. 13.
a noble letter. See p. 465 l. 21.
P. 102 1. 34. Rochester was thrown on Fisher purely by the king's favour. So Hen. VII. himself says to his mother (Fisher's Fun. Serm. ed. Baker p. 41): 'Madam, And I thought, I shoulde not offend you,. I am well myndit to promote Master Fisher youre Confessor to a Bushopric; and I assure you Madam, for non other cause, but for the grete and singular virtue that I know and se in hym, as well in conyng and and natural wisdome, and specially for his good and vertuose lyving and conversation.' Compare Sir H. Wotton's Remains p. 369: 'My Lords Grace of Canterbury had this Week sent hither to Mr Hales, very nobly, a Prebendaryship of Windsor unexpected, undesired, like one of the Favors (as they write) of Henry the Sevenths Time.'
P. 102 n. 2. Stat. privat. p. 242 l. 26: 'qui [Henr. VII.] citra cuiusquam preces aut intercessionem aut obsequium aliquod, id quod ipse palam ac saepius testatus fuit, episcopatum Roffensem mihi contulit.' The lady Margaret endeavoured to procure him a richer see, and left him a large sum of money at her death, ibid. 238 1. 35 seq. See further Lewis I. 14, 15.
P. 103 l. 2. married to his bishopric. Refers to the saying reported by
Fuller Ch. Hist. bk. v. p. 203 (fol.), and [Bailey's] Life of Fisher c. 2: he would not change his poor old wife, to whom he had been so long wedded, for the richest widow in England.
P. 104 1. 29.
P. 104 1. 33.
P. 103 l. 14. missive letters. See pp. 378 1. I seq., 379 L 10 seq., 27 seq., 45 seq.; Aschami Epist. (ed. 1703) p. 293.
25 P. 103 L. 27. Servants of the foundress. See Fisher in Lewis II. 280.
P. 1031. 36. Fisher gave £43 to Christ's college. Lewis II. 272. See many other particulars of Fisher's care for Christ's coll. in MS. Baker IX. 216 seq., 240-245=C 69 seq., 91–96.
P. 104 l. 1. His obit at Christ's. See p. 346 1. 7.
30 P. 104 L. 24.
as noted upon his statutes. P. 260 n. 1.
P. 105 n. I.
35 P. 105 1. 30.
Metcalf neglected by the new fellows. See Fuller and Ascham 566 L 37).
college proxies. See p. 359 1. 21.
See p. 353 1. 45.
Cheke's mother. Her will (MS. Baker VI. 215 B 231) is printed in Cooper's Ann. II. 136.
P. 105 1. 34. Discharge granted to Metcalf. See p. 350 1. 7.
P. 106 n. 2.
Woodham Feris. Baker asks Strype (26 Sept. 1709) whether there is a monument of Metcalf in this church (Baumgartner Papers, Cambr. Univ. Libr. x. 11).
P. 107 1. 8. State of the colleges 1545. Printed by the University commission (Documents L. 105—294).
P. 107 l. 12. The gross amount (as printed 1. c. p. 192) is £625. 18. 43d., and the amount after deductions, £536. 178. 44d.
P. 107 1. 24.
says Dr Parker. See Parker Correspondence (Parker Soc.) p. 36. The king (ibid. 25) thought he had not in his realm so many persons so honestly maintained in land and living, by so little land and 5
P. 110 l. 4. 167 b.
The men of great learning. E. g. Cheke.
See Ath. Cant. I.
They supplicate Cromwell. See p. 353 L. 42.
P. 110 l. 7.
P. 1 1. 10. Letter to Cromwell. See p. 354 1. 3. Latimer writes to Cromwell, St Swithin's, (15 July) 1537, Remains, P. S. 377: 'Sir, 15 these two fellows of St John's college, Cambridge, do come to your lordship in the name of the whole College, to the intent to shew to your lordship the tenor of their statute as touching the election of a new master; and I doubt not but with a word or two you may make master Day, or any else eligible by their statute, as Mr Nevell, yet 20 fellow of the same college, can commune with your lordship further, as shall please you; for they have great need of your lordship's charitable favour in many suits and traverses appertaining unto them not yet perfectly established.' Again from Hartlebury, morrow of St Laurence (6 Sept.) 1537 (ibid. 382): 'As for St John's College, I can 25 say no more but that all factions and affections be not yet exiled out of Cambridge and yet, my good lord, extend your goodness thereunto, forasmuch as you be their chancellor, that in your time they be not trodden under foot.'
P. III l. 12. instrument of Day's admission. See p. 353 1. 45.
P. III. 15. a twit.
'I much doubt it: as it is the usual form in returns of elections: ut asseritur, and per majorem et saniorem partem, are as common as elections: I have met with numberless instances in the same form.' WM. COLE 16 July 1777. See p. 116 l. 20.
P. III 1. 20.
letter to Fox. See p. 354 1. 5.
P. 11. 27. letter to Cromwell. See p. 354 1. 3.
P. 112 n. 1. MS. D. C. Perhaps Dr Cannon, from whom Baker (MS. XXXVI. II seq.) obtained transcripts of papers in King's.
P. 113 1. 30. Richard Croke. 'I have collected many materials for a life of Richard Croke, and are put together in my 13. vol. p. 139, 237. 40 being my 1st vol. of my history of King's college people. In his oration to the Cantabrigians, he calls Bp. Fisher, that great Bp. of Rochester : but that was printed in 1519. But Leland and Caius both agree in Mr. Baker's character of this great scholar and envious man.' WM. COLE.