A True Relation of the Life and Death of the Right Reverend Father in God William Bedell: Lord Bishop of Kilmore in Ireland

A True Relation of the Life and Death of the Right Reverend Father in God William Bedell: Lord Bishop of Kilmore in Ireland

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A True Relation of the Life and Death of the Right Reverend Father in God William Bedell: Lord Bishop of Kilmore in Ireland

A True Relation of the Life and Death of the Right Reverend Father in God William Bedell: Lord Bishop of Kilmore in Ireland

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The true Relation of the Life and Death of Bishop Bedell, of Kilmore, here printed, is contained in Volume cclxxviii. of the Tanner Collection of MSS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The Manuscript was formerly in the possession of Archbishop Sancroft, and bears marks of his Grace's revision. How it came into the Archbishop's hands appears from the following correspondence: --

DR. WILLIAM PALLISER TO CAPTAIN AMBROSE BEDELL.

Trinity College, Dublin, Oct. 5, 1680.

SIR,

The great motive of my writing to you is the great honour I bear to your most worthy Father's memory, and that I hope will make it more kindly received. It seems the present Archbishop of Canterbury was of the same College with your Father in Cambridge, and most highly esteems him an eminent Ornament of the Place; and therefore designs as soon as may be to print whatever he can procure of your Father's in writing. Some excellent letters of your Father's while he was Chaplain to the Ambassador at Venice I have sent over, and am now sending a large discourse of your Father's one Alabaster, a Papist, and a very . . .

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