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u neither knows how to keep them, nor yet hovy "to part with them: but the Rebels, having lost: t* all bowels of compassion, remain inexorable. "The complaints of the mother, the pitiful cry of "the children, prevail not with them ; like ravenous "wolves they seize on the prey, and though they "dp not crop, yet they transplant those olive ** branches that stood about their parents* table."

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

** To the Memory of the Right Honourable "Thomas Lord Arundell, second Baron of War"dour, and Count of the Sacred Roman Empire; "who died at Oxford, of the wounds he received "at the battle of Lansdown, in the service of "King Charles the First, for whom he raised a '* regiment of horse at his own expence at the "time of the Usurpation.

t* Otiif iqth Mail 1643. Ætat. 59.

"And of the Right Honourable Blanch Lady

"Arundell, his wise, daughter of Edward Somer

M set, Earl of Worcester, Lord-keeper of the

*i Privy-seal, Master of Horse, and Knight of the

tt most noble order of the Garter, ancestor to the

•f Puke of Beaufort, lineally descended from John

** of "of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, son of King "Edward theThird. This Lady, as distinguished ** for her courage as for the splendor of her birth, ** in the absence of her husband bravely desended "the Castle of Wardour, with a courage above "her sex, for nine days, with a sew men, against ** Sir Edward Hungerford and Edmund Ludlow ** and their army, and then delivered it up on "honourable terms. Obiit %ith Odlobr. 1649. ** Ætai. 66.

** Requiescut in Pace.

"Who jhallfind a valiant woman P The price ** of her is as things brought from afar off] and "from the uttermost coajis. The heart of her ". husband truflcih in her." Prov. xxxi.

** Our God was our refuge and strength; the ct Lord of Armies was with us, the God of Jacob* "mas our PratccJar." Psalm xlvi.

Bv the kindness of the present Lord Arundell, these little Volumes are decorated with an Engraving of this incomparable Woman, from f,\rz original Picture of her at Wardour Castle, Wilts,

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WILLIAMS,

LORD KEEPER, AND ARCHBISHOP OF YORK.

IT is said upon the monument of this learned Prelate, at an obscure village in Carnarvonshire, that ** he was linguarutn plus decemsciens—that he "understood more than tenlanguages." The Lord, Keeper had found, in the course of his own lise, the advantage of knowledge to himself, and was very anxious that other persons should possess those benesits which he had turned to so good an account. His Biographer tells us, that in all the various progressions in the dignities of the Church, whether as Canon, Dean, or Bishop, he always, superintended the grammar-schools that were appended to his Cathedral, and took care that, they should be supplied with proper and able masters.

Williams had been Chaplain to Lord Bacon, ana succeeded him in his ossice. When that great man brought the Seals to his Sovereign James the First, the King was overheard to say,— "Now, by my soule, I am pained to the heart w where to bestow this; for as to my lawyers, M (hey be all knaves."

Williams,

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