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able contemporary poetical tractate printed (if not published) by her bereaved husband (of which more anon and elsewhere, as supra), could not have been the Poet's mother, as she was not married to Crashaw (pater) until 1619. We should gladly have exchanged the “Honour of Vertue or the Monument erected by the sorrowfull Husband and the Epitaphs annexed by learned and worthy men, to the immortall memory of that worthy Gentle-woman M" ELIZABETH CRASHAWE. Who dyed in child-birth, and was buried in Whit-Chappel : Octob. 8. 1620. In the 24 yeare of her age'—for a page on the first Mrs. Crashaw. Yet is it pleasant to know the motherless little lad received such a new mother as this tribute pictures. In 1620 he was in his ninth year. Thus twice a broad shadow blackened his father's house and his home. Little more than a year had he his second' mother.

Our after-Memoir of the elder CRASHAW shows that he was a man of no ordinary force of character and influence. The Epistles-dedicatory to his numerous polemical books are addressed with evident familiarity to the foremost in Church and State : and it is in agreement with this to learn (as we do) that Master RICHARD gained admission to the great ‘Charterhouse' School through Sir Henry YELVERTON and Sir RANDOLPH CREW—the former the patron-friend of the saintly DR. SIBBES, the latter of HERRICK, and both of mark. The Register of Charterhouse as now extant begins in 1680. So that we know not the date of young Crashaw's entry on the foundation' provided so munificently by Sutton. As

1 The present eminent llead of Charterhouse,' Dr. Haig-Brown, strove to find earlier documents in vain for me.

able contemporary poetical tractate printed (if not published) by her bereaved husband (of which more anon and elsewhere, as supra), could not have been the Poet's mother, as she was not married to Crashaw (pater) until 1619. We should gladly have exchanged the 'Honour of Vertue or the Monument erected by the sorrowfull Husband and the Epitaphs annexed by learned and worthy men, to the immortall memory of that worthy Gentle-woman M" ELIZABETH CRASHAWE. Who dyed in child-birth, and was buried in Whit-Chappel : Octob. 8. 1620. In the 24 yeare of her age'—for a page on the first Mrs. Crashaw. Yet is it pleasant to know the motherless little lad received such a new mother as this tribute pictures. In 1620 he was in his ninth year. Thus twice a broad shadow blackened his father's house and his home. Little more than a year had he his second? mother.

Our after-Memoir of the elder CRASHAW shows that he was a man of no ordinary force of character and influence. The Epistles-dedicatory to his numerous polemical books are addressed with evident familiarity to the foremost in Church and State : and it is in agreement with this to learn (as we do) that Master RICHARD gained admission to the great · Charterhouse' School through Sir HENRY YELVERTON and Sir RANDOLPH CREW—the former the patron-friend of the saintly Dr. Sibbes, the latter of HERRICK, and both of mark. The Register of Charterhouse as now extant begins in 1680. So that we know not the date of young Crashaw's entry on the foundation provided so munificently by Sutton. As

1 The present eminent Head of “Charterhouse,' Dr. Haig-Brown, strove to find earlier documents in vain for me.

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we shall find, one of the Teachers— Brooke--is gratefully and characteristically remembered by our Worthy in one of his Latin poems, none the less gratefully that the rod' is recalled.

Schoolmaster' from 1627-8 to 101:3. The age of admission was 10 to 11: the latter would bring us to 1627-8, or Brooke's first year of office. Probably, however, he entered sooner; but neither RoBERT GREY (1621-26) nor WILLIAM MIDDLETON, A.M. (1626-29), nor others of the Masters or celebrities of the famous School are celebrated by him, with the exception of (afterwards) Bistor L 1NEY. FRANcis BeilMONT was Headl-Master in June 1%, 1021, and I should have liked to have been able to associate C'RASHAW with the Beaumont family. Probably DR. JOSEPH BEAUMONT of • Psyche' was a school-fellow.

Ilow long the Charterhouse was attended is unknow; but renewed researches at CAMBRIDGE add to as well as correct the usual dates of his attendance there. WILLYOTT states that he was elected a scholar of Pembroke Hall, March 26, 1032,' and remarks, and yet we tind him lamenting the premature death of his friend, William Herrys, a fellow of the same College, which happened in the October of 1631." He quotes from the COLE MSS.

The original register in the Admissionbook of Pembroke College removes the difficulty, and is otherwise valuable, as will be seen. It is as follows:

Julij (;. 1631. Richardus Crashawe, Gulielmi presbyteri filius, natus Londini annos habens 18, admissus est ad 2a mensæ ordinem sub tutela M" Tourney.' He was 'matriculated prusioner of l’embroke, March 26,

1 Is before. vol. ii. p. 302.

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