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ceit, and faithful in his Friendships; equally dear . to Men of all Ranks - He went into Orders a-few Years before his Death, and quitted this Life full of Years, and much lamented, A. D. 1524, on the 20th of OSiober.

There are many Tombs in this Church, but without any Inscriptions. It has a very sine Organ, which, at Evening Prayer, accompanied with other Instruments, is delightful.

In the Suburb to the West, joined to the City by a continued Row of Palaces belonging to the chief

. Nobility, of a Mile in length, and lying on the Side next the Thames, is the small Town of Westminster; originally called Thorney from its Thorn Bushes, but

. now Westminster, from its Aspect and its Monastery. The Church is remarkahle for the Coronation and Burial of the Kings of England. Upon this Spot is said formerly to have stood a Temple of Apollo, which was thrown down by an Earthquake in the Time of' Antoninus Pius; from the Ruins of which Sebert King of the East-Saxons erected another to St. Peter: This was subverted by the Danes, and again renewed by Bishop Dunstan, who gave it to a few Monks. Afterwards, King Edward the Confessor built it entirely new, with the Tenth of his whole Revenue, to be the Place of his own Burial, and a Convent of Benedictine Monks ; and enriched it with Estates dispersed all over England.

In this Church the following Things are worthy of Notice:

In the first Choir, the Tomb of Anne of Cleves, Wife of Henry VIII. without any Inscription.

On the opposite Side are two Stone Sepulchres.

I. Edward, Earl of Lancaster, Brother of Edward I.

II. Ademar of Valence, Earl of Pembroke, Son of Aderuar of Valence. Joining to these is, III. That of Aveline Countess of Lancaster.

In the second Choir is the Chair on which the Kings are seated, when they are crowned; in it is enclosed a Stone, faid to be that on which the Patriarch Jacob flept, when he dreamed he faw a Ladder reaching quite up into Heaven. Some Latin Verses are written upon a Tablet hanging near it; the Sense of which is;

That if any Faith is to be given to ancient Chronicles, a Stone of great Note is inclosed in this Chair, being the fame on which the Patriarch Jacob reposed, when he beheld the miraculous Descent of Angels. Edward I. the Mars and HeSfor of England, having conquered Scotland, brought it from thence.

The Tomb of Richard II. and his Wife, of Brass Gilt, and these Verses written round it:


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