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and Plate the brought him, together with all her PARAPHARNALIA, his Coach, Chariot and Calash, and two hundred Pounds for Mourning.
II. As to his Literary-Legacies, he leaves Mr. Simpson the Civil, Canon and Common Law Books in his Library, with all his respective Manuscripts thereto belonging, under this Obligation, That be does not permit any of them to be copied. He likewise leaves him his Historical Books, the Pictures of Lord Chief Justice Hale, and Dr. Burnet, as also the Latin-Works of the latter, but takes no Notice of the English (suppressed) Edition of the Archæologia, now in Mr. Simpson's Custody, which, as I was lately informed by one of the Proprietors, Mr. Chapman a Bookseller in Pall-Mall, the said Simpson
he would burn; tho' to my own Knowledge Terms have been ftipulated by a certain Attorney for the said Impression, both in Mr. Wilkinson's Life time, and since his Decease. But indeed your Performance has now condemned that Impression ad ficum & piperem, being a very faulty Translation.
III. Mr. Wilkinfon has left all his Books relating to Physic, Husbandry and Gardening, to one Mr. Mitbank. All his Books of Devotion to his Wife, in a Walnut-Tree Case, with Liberty to take any other Books out of his Library, she shall like; to fill up the Shelves of the faid Book-Case.
IV. To Dr. Wintringham he has bequeathed his large Diamond-Ring, consisting of nine Diamonds, which was given him by Dr. Burnet.
V. He defires to be privately Buried, without any Efcocheons, in a Vault, if permitted, to be made for him at Teddington in the County of Middlesex. If his Relatives intend him any monumental Inscription, he desires it may be affixed in the said ChurchWall; and, that a Brace of Ecclefiafticks may Praise Alia: her Wedding Cloushs.
s) him in the Gates, he has left to Dr. Mangey Mr. Selden's Works in six Volumes, Folio, and to Mr. Hale of Teddington, Bishop Stillingfleet's Works in five Volumes.
VI. He desires, that all his family. Pictures may go together, but having two of his own, leaves a Imall one to his Kinsman, and a large one painted in his Bar-Gown to his Wife. For which Reason I think Dr. Burnet's Pi&ure, his Diamond-Ring, and his Works might have been with more Propriety bequeathed to some of that Gentleman's Relaa" tions, than any of his own, as being consistent with his own Observation abovementioned.
VII. He does not, either in his Will, or in any of the four Codicils thereunto annexed, make any mention of his being impowered by Dr. Burnet to publish any of his Posthumous Latin Pieces, or to concern himself with any English Versions that shall be made of those he printed in his Life-time. Which fully confirms what I have before observed relating to the Archeologia", that he had no more Power of disposing of the Latin Copy of that Work, than he had of his Theory, which Hooke was obliged to purchase of Mr. Kettilby's Executors, and to them only the Copy-Right of the Archeologia belongs.
I cannot conclude without taking some Notice of the term Parapharnalia, which I think is much more pedantically applied by Mr. Wilkinson to his Widow, than it was lately done by Mr. Cibber to Mrs. Oldfield t, but whether the Player borrowed it from the Lawyer, or the Lawyer from the Player I will not take upon me to determine.
* See the Address, Ad Populun, prefixed to Mr. Foxton's Version.
+ See the Preface to the Provoked Husband, a Comedy 8%. 1728.
The last of Mr. Wilkinson's Codicils bears Date the 20th of April, 1728. Mr. John Dennis was employed by Mr. Wilkinson to translate Dr. Burnet's Book De Fide ( Officiis Chriftianorum, but I heard him declare in public Company, that tho' he had been earnestly pressed both by his Friend Wilkinson and his Bookseller Hooke to undertake a Translation De Statu Mortuorum after Mr. Earbery, he positively refused the Talk, adding, that he knew Mr. Earbery's Abilities were not to be called in Question, and that he looked upon such an Attempt to be of a very base and ungenerous Nature.
RE A DER
FRANCIS WILKINSON, Esq; (late of
Lincolns-Inn and Overseer of Dr. BUR. NET's Will) has declared, that “in the La“ tin Edition he published De Statu Mor“ tuorum, there are to be found many Addi« tions and Alterations which were made " by the learned Author himself.” To these Improvements, the second Edition of Mr. Earbery's excellent Translation and Remarks is now rendered conformable.
· Mr. Wilkinson, in his Preface, has likewise thought it necessary to declare, that, the Reasons given by the Editors, of the former Latin Copy, why Dr. BURNET did not publish the Work himself, do, to his Knowledge, savour much more of Fiction than Reality. And he affirms, that this Treatise, De futurâ Judæorum Restauratione, is faithfully published from Dr. BUR. NET's own Originál.
Τ Η Ε
CON TEN T S.
SECT. I. ABRAHAM, Father of the JEWS, the everlaft
ing Promises made to him and his Seed. JEWS, their perpetual Expulfion, Captivity and Desolation, as recited by the PROPHETS.
68 feq, Their future Restauration as foretold by ISAIAH, and
other Prophets, his express mention of the new Heavens and the New Earth.
24 The fame confirmed by St. Peter and St. John.
31 The Predictions of the Prophets JEREMIAH, EZEKIEL and DANIEL.
Sect. II. Of the MINOR-PROPHETS, viz. HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, EC.
42 Ea segi Testimonies of Justin Martyr and St. Austin concerning the second coming of the Meffiah.
69 SECT. III. The Evidence of the foregoing Promises and Prophecies summed up.
71 Jews prepared, in every respect, to return home. 80 Sect. IV. The Cause of the Jews, shewn to be, not injurious to the Cbriftians.
81, 85 Three Objeftions, brought to enervate the force of the Prophecies, Anfwered.
89 Interpreters mutilate and diminish the Promises of God,
between a Literal and Allegorical Sense. 91 The Dialogue between JESUS and Pilate considered. The true Interpretation of PROPHECY enquired into. 96 The facred Faith of all Ages comprehended in the promised Meffiah.
98 REMARKS on the Modern Millerarians.
An Abstract of Mr. Archer's famous Treatise