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"In vain doth the mother with tears intreat "that these pretty pledges of her Lord's affections "may not be fnatched from her. In vain do the "children embrace and hang about the neck of " their mother, and implore help from her, that "neither knows how to keep them, nor yet how "to part with them: but the Rebels having loft "all bowels of compaffion, remain inexorable. "The complaints of the mother, the pitiful cry " of the children, prevail not with them: like "ravenous wolves they feize on the prey, and "though they do not crop, yet they transplant "thofe olive branches that flood about their <c parents' table."

Lady Arundell is buried with her Lord, near the altar of the very elegant chapel at Wardour Castle, built by the prefent Lord Arundell. The inscription on their monument is as follows:


"To the Memory of the Right Honourable "Thomas Lord Arundell, fecond Baron of War"dour, and Count of the facred Roman Empire; "who died at Oxford of the wounds he received "at the battle of Lanfdown, in the fervice of ་ King Charles the Firft, for whom he raised a regiment of horse at his own expence at the "time of the Ufurpation.

" Qbiit 19th Maii 1643. Ætat. 59.

"And of the Right Honourable Blanch Lady


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London Publishid March 13.1795 by Cadell & Davies, Strand.

Arundell, his wife, daughter of Edward Somerfet, Earl of Worcester, Lord Keeper of the Privy-feal, Mafter of Horfe, and Knight of the "most noble order of the Garter, ancestor to the "Duke of Beaufort, lineally defcended from John " of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, fon of King Ed"ward the Third. This Lady, as diftinguished "for her courage as for the fplendor of her birth, " in the absence of her husband bravely defended "the Caftle of Wardour, with a courage above "her fex, for nine days, with a few men, against "Sir Edward Hungerford and Edmund Ludlow " and their army, and then delivered it up on "honourable terms. Obiit 28th Octobr. 1649. "Etat. 66,

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"Requiefcat in Pace.

"Who fhall find a valiant woman! The price of "ber is as things brought from afar off, and from "the uttermoft coafts. The heart of her husband trufteth in her. Prov. xxxi.

"Our God was our refuge and strength; the Lord of Armies was with us, the God of Jacob was our "Protector. Pfalm xlvi."


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By the kindness of the prefent LORD ARUNDELL, thefe Volumes are decorated with an ENGRAVING of this incomparable Woman, from the original Picture of her at Wardour Castle, Wilts.




It is faid upon the monument of this learned Prelate, at an obfcure village in Carnarvonshire, that he was linguarum plus decem fciens-that he "underftcod more than ten languages." The Lord Keeper had found, in the courfe of his own life, the advantage of knowledge to himself, and was very anxious that other perfons should poffefs thofe benefits which he had turned to fo good an account. His Biographer tells us, that in all the various progreffions in the dignities of the Church, whether as Canon, Dean, or Bishop, he always fuperintended the grammar-schools that were appended to his Cathedral, and took care that they should be fupplied with proper and able masters.

Williams had been Chaplain to Lord Bacon, and fucceeded him in his office. When that great man brought the Seals to his Sovereign, James the First, the King was overheard to fay, " Now,


by my foule, I am pained to the heart where to "bestow this; for as to my lawyers, they be all knaves."

Williams, however, was not more honeft than the perfons of that profeffion which James had fo fcandalized; for, as Keeper of the King's confcience, he gave to his Sovereign, Charles the First, that

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