[from Cubbon - Bibliography, Vol 1, 1933]

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Philosophy and Theology

E 42 RELIGION AND THEOLOGY.

R. B. [Barnard, R.], Rector of Batcomb, Somerset. The Isle of Man, or Legal Proceedings in Man Shire against Sinne, etc. 16th edn. London: Printed by T. M. 1683. pp. xx,218. Portrait. 138x75. [2214, E 42]
Although the author says in his dedication that it was his ' hap to travel into and throughout the whole Isle of Man,' he does not refer to it anywhere in the text of the book. The title is used allegorically.

A Resident Clergyman [Bishop Hildesley]. Plain Instructions for Young Persons in the Principles of the Christian Religion in three conferences between a Minister and his Disciple, designed for the use of the Isle and Diocese of Mann. London: J. & W. Oliver. 1762. pp. 118. 200x125. [2215, 2216, E42]
The first of two tracts written by Bishop Hildesley under the name of ' Clericus Monensis' ; the second was published in 1767. See Butler's Life of Bishop Hildesley,. 1799, pp. 67-68.

The Christian Monitor; containing an Earnest Exhortation to an Holy Life: with some Directions in Order thereto. Written in a plain and easy Stile for all Sorts of People. London : Thomas Beecroft at the Bible and Crown. 1780. pp. 70. 167x100. [2225, H 140]
This was translated into Manx : ' Yn Fer rauee Chreestee.'

CROSSMAN (H., M.A.). An Introduction to the Knowledge of the Christian Religion. In two parts to which are added short forms of prayer for several occasions. 14th edn. Whitehaven : Printed by Ann Dunn. 1798. pp. viii,109. 178x100. [2222, H 140]
This was translated into the Manx language by the Rev. J. Clague, Vicar of Rushen, in 1814. See Aght giare dy beet gys tushtey,' etc,

LEWIS (John, Minister of Margate). The Church Catechism Explained by way of question and answer, and confirmed by Scripture proofs : divided into five parts and twelve sections . . . . A new edn. London: C. & J. Rivington. 1825. pp. 62. 175x100. [3326, H 140]
This was translated into Manx, Irish, Welsh, and French.

GRAY (Rev. J. H., M.A., Incumbent of St. Barnabas'). A Plea for the Sabbath in Mona. Douglas : R. B. Johnson, Prospect Hill. 1863. pp. 16. 180x105. [4138, E42]

The Good and Faithful Servant entering into Glory: A Sermon . . . on the occasion of the death of Lieut.-Col. H. Murray, H.K. Douglas: R. H. Johnson. 1864. pp. 16. 180x100. 3d. [4499, E 42 ; G 88]

DENTON-THOMPSON (Lord Bishop), W. C. PROCTER, and Rev. W. J. COLE, M.A. Sunday Observance. Speeches delivered under the auspices of the Sodor and Man Diocesan Conference, 1905. Douglas Manx Sun Office. 1905. pp. 24. 180x120. [5193, E 42]

LEWIN (Joseph). Bible Records of the Earth's Changes. B. & S. 1923. pp. viii,286. 180x120. [5046, A 224]

__ The Creation. Liverpool: G. Tinling & Co. 1927. pp. 68. 185x120. [A 224]

E50 BISHOP WILSON.

'THE PRINCIPLES AND DUTIES.'

WILSON (Thomas, Bishop of Sodor and Man). The Principles and Duties of Christianity: being a further Instruction for such as have learned the Church Catechism. Together with Short and Plain Directions and Prayers for Particular Persons, for Families, for the Lord's Day, the Lord's Supper, the Time of Sickness, etc. To which is now prefixed, The True Christian Method of Educating the Children both of the Rich and Poor. 6th edn. London Printed for Charles Rivington at The Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Churchyard. 1738. pp. 228. 165x100. [20170, E 50]
The book was the first printed in the Manx language, the date being 1707.

__Egwyddorion a Dyledfwyddau y Grefydd Grist'nogawl: neu Ychwaneg o Hyfforddiad I'r Rhai a Ddysgasant Gatecism yr Eglwys. Ynghyd a Byrr ac Eglur Athrawiaethau a Gweddiau. Gan y Gwir Barchedig Dad yn Nuw Thomas, Arglwydd Esgob Sodor a Manaw. Argraphwyd yn y Mwythig gan J Eddows, a J. Cotton. 1752. viii,180. 145x88. [2226, E 50]
The same work in Welsh.

__The Principles and Duties of Christianity, etc... recommended by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Reprinted for the use of Sunday Schools; and sold by C. & J. Rivington, St. Paul's Churchyard . . , and R. Cruttwell, Bath. 1825. pp. 132. 170x90. [4370, E 50]
This was printed by Richard Cruttwell, Bath, who had printed Bishop Wilson's Bible in 1785. The work was re-issued by Rivington's in 1828, 1830, and 1835.

'THE LORD'S SUPPER.'

WILSON (Bishop Thomas). A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, with the necessary Preparation requir'd : for the Benefit of Young Communicants and of such as have not well Consider'd this Holy Ordinance. To which is annex'd The Office of the Holy Communion with proper Helps and Directions for joining in every- Part thereof with Understanding and Benefit. 2nd edn. London: Printed for Charles Rivington at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Churchyard. 1736. xii,198,iv. 153x88. [2240, E 50]
Title printed in red and black. Library copy has autograph of R. Murray. The first edition was printed in 1734. The book attained a wonderful degree of popularity. Editions were subsequently published in London in 1746, 1751, 1768, 1775, 1806, 1807, 1815, 1819, 1826, 1827, 1834, 1835, 1848 (in Welsh), 1851, 1853, 1856, 1860, 1883. In Manchester (with woodcut), 1756 (?) In Bath, 1806. In Whitehaven (in Manx), 1777. In Carnarvon (in Welsh), 1777. In Dublin, 1824. In Oxford, 1853. In Calcutta (with altered title), 1819.

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. 7th edn., with additions and corrected throughout. London: Printed for J. Osborn at the Golden Ball in Paternoster Row. 1746 pp. 77-210. 158x90. [2241, E 50] The 9th edition was published in 1751.

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the better understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. Manchester printed by C. Wheeler. N.D. [c. 1756] xii,208. 155x90. [2242, E 50]
Published just after decease of the Bishop.

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. 16th edn. corrected. London: Printed for John Rivington for the S.P.C.K. 1768. pp. xvi,210. 160x95. [651, E 50]

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. London : Printed for the S.P.C.K. 1775. pp. 60. 168x88. 6d. [3327, E 50]

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding; of the Lord's Supper, etc. . . . . In English and Manks. Translated into Manks for the use of the Diocese of Sodor and Man. Whitehaven : Printed by J. Ware & Son. 1777. pp. iv,196. 218x120.[1738, E 50]
This was translated into Manx by the Rev. Philip Moore, and published under the auspices of the S.P.C.K.

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. 31st edn., corrected. London. Printed for S.P.C.K. 1806: pp. xii,180. 170x98. [2243, E 50]

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. 32nd edn., corrected. London: Printed for F. & C. Rivington, Bookseller to the S.P.C.K. 1807. pp. xii,180. 170x98. [2244, E 50]

__An Easy Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. Calcutta: Printed by D. Lankheet, Times Press. 1819. pp. xii,179. 190x120. [2246, E 50]
This copy, which is very rare, was in the collection of G. W. Wood.

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. 38th edn. London: Printed for S.P.C.K. 1819. pp. xii,180. 170x100. [2247, E 50]

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. 22nd edn. [?] Dublin: Printed for Ann Watson, Capel Street. 1824. pp. iv, 144. 135x85. [2248, E 50] A Dublin edition.

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. A new edn. London: Sold by Charles Tilt, St. Bride's-avenue. 1826. pp. viii,15,120. Engraved portrait. 118x68. [658, E50]
After the 'Epistle dedicatory,' follows a memoir of Bishop Wilson's Life, with a bibliography. There is also an engraved sub-title.

__A Short and Plain Introduction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. S.P.C.K. 1827. pp. 43. 176x103. [5987, E 50]

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the True Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. [Seal of the S.P.C.K.] New edn. London: Printed for the S.P.C.K. 1834. pp. v,112. 176x100. [652, E 50]

__Hyfforddiad byr ac Eglur er lawn ddeall natur Swpper yr Arglwydd ; at yr hwn yr Ychwanegir Swydd y Cymmun Santaidd, gyda chynnorthwyon a chyfarwyddiadau priodal. Gan Thomas Wilson, DD., y Diweddar Arglwydd Esgob Sodor a Man. Wedi ei gyfieithu o'r Saesoneg i'r Gomeraeg, gan Ebenezer Edwards, Aelodo Goleg ty Ddewi, Llanbedr, Ceredigion. Caerfyddm : Argraffyd gan H. White's a'i Meibion, Heol-y-Brenin. c. 1846. pp. vi,7-109:178x100. [2252, E 50].
An edition in the Welsh language. There are four pp. of a memoir.

__Cyfarwyddyd byr ac Eglur er deall yn well Swpper yr Arglwydd'; gyd a'r parottoad Angeurheidish a Ofynir; Er Iles Cymmunwyr Ieuainge, a'r cyfryn nad fawn ystriasant yr Orbmhd Sanctaidd, &c. . wedi ei gyfieith gan R. Williams, neuadd St. Mari Magdalen Rhydy chain. Lhundain. [Seal of the S.P.C.K.] Argrapbwyd dros y Gymdeithas er Taenn Gwybodaeth Gristionogof. 1848. pp. iv,112. 180x100. [2253, E 54]
Another edition in Welsh.

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. A new edition, with the Rubrics (for the first time) complete, and notes historical and explanatory by a priest of the Church of England. London: W. J. Cleaver, 46 Piccadilly. 1851. pp. xiv,352. 128x78. [653, E 50]
The historical notes are useful.

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. A new edition, printed entire. Oxford: John Henry Parker. 1853. pp. 1088. 118x72. [2254, E 50]
Printed throughout in black and red inks.

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. A new edition. London : David Bogue, Fleet-street, late Tilt & Bogue. 1853. pp. viii,15,124. Engraved portrait, and engraved title. 120x74. [2255, E 50]
There are 15 pp. of a memoir.

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. London Printed for S.P.C.K. 1856. pp. v,124. Engraved portrait. R. Phillips pinx. J. W. Cook sc. 120x72. [677, E 50]
There is an issue from the same plates without the date on title.

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. Published under the direction of the Tract Committee. London: S.P.C.K. c. 1:860. pp. xii,164. Portrait, woodcut. 115x70. [2257, E 50]

__A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper, etc. London Suttaby & Co., Amen Corner. 1883. pp. v,7-133. 133x83. [2256, E 50]
Printed with red borders.

'AN INSTRUCTION FOR THE INDIANS.'

WIISON (Bishop Thomas). The Doctrines of Christianity made Easy to the Meanest Capacities; or an Essay towards An Instruction for the Indians; which will be of Use to such Christians as have not well considered the Meaning of the Religion they Profess; Or, who profess to know God, but in Works do Deny Him. In several short and plain Dialogues. Together with Directions and Prayers for the Heathen World, Missionaries, Catechumens, Private Persons, Families, of Parents for their Children, for Sundays, etc. London : Printed and sold by J. Osborn at the Golden hall. 1740. pp. xliv,248. 160x85. 1st. edn. [2234, E 50]
This work was in 1751 translated into the French language, and printed at Geneva, for the use of the Protestant Churches abroad. Many in English were 'dispersed in our Plantations in America.' The book was due to a conversation between the author and General Oglethorp as to the condition of the Indians in Georgia, etc. [See Stowell's Life of Bishop Wilson, p. 266, and Keble's Life, pp. 912, 918, 921, 931.] The work was, according to Keble (p. 921), translated before 1757 by a most excellent lady at Naples who understands English perfectly well.' It's French translator was Bourdillon, the pastor of a foreign Protestant congregation in London. His version came to a second edition. Keble continues : When the translation of the Bible had led to a kind of start in Manx literature, Mr. Gell of Kirk Lonan [Rev. Samuel Gell, 1759-1802] had translated the Instruction' into Manx, but meeting with no encouragement (says Rev. Philip Moore) in the last episcopate (Bishop Richmond's), it still remains in his hands.' The Vicar's translation into Manx was never put into type.

__The Knowledge and Practice of Christianity made Easy to the Meanest Capacities; or an Essay towards an Instruction for the Indians, etc. 7th edn. Printed and sold by J. Osborn at the Golden Ball. 1751. pp. xxxv, 285. 160x98. [2235, E 50]
Editions were issued in London in 1781, 1806, 1825, and 1828 (24th).

The same in French and in Italian. c. 1757. See Keble's Life.

__Gwybodaeth ac Ymarfer o'r Grefydd Grist'nogol, Wedi ei gymhwyso at Ddeallwriaeth Pobl annysgedig : neu Gynhygiad i Athrawiaethu r Indiad, etc. Llundain Argraphwyd i'r Gymraeg allon o'r Nawfed Argraphiad yn Sais'neg, Gan Ddafydd Elis, Curad Derwen yn Swydd J)dinbych. 1774. pp. xxxii,316. 168x97. [2237, 2236]
An edition in Welsh of the foregoing.

THE WORKS OF THE BISHOP.

WILSON (Bishop Thomas). The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D., etc., in two volumes. 1st edn. Bath: Printed for C. & R. Cruttwell. 1781. vol. i, pp, cx1,492 ; vol. ii, pp. xvi,639. Portrait, G. Vertue, sculp. 286x224. 4to. [2504-5, E 50]
This copy is perhaps unique, being the only one printed on extra thick paper, having been the editor's own copy ; it is bound in old red morocco, with borders of gold, gilt edges ; G. W. Wood's copy, purchased at Christie s (Hawkins' sale) 1895. The engraving of Bishop Wilson's tomb at Kirk Michael is lacking, as well as the pp. cxlicxlvi.

__The / Works / of the Right Reverend Father in God / Thomas Wilson, D.D. / Lord Bishop of Sodor and Alan. / In two volumes, / with his / Life, / compiled from authentic papers, / by C. Cruttwell. / Though he be dead he yet speaketh. 1st edn. Bath: Printed for C. & R. Cruttwell, and sold in London by C. Dilly, etc. 1781. vol. i, pp. cxlvi,492 ; vol. ii, pp. 639. Portrait, G. Vertue sculp. ; and engraving of Bishop Wilson's tomb at Kirk Michael. 298x222. 4to. [2506-7, E 50]
Contents of vol. i : Life and Appendix ; a form of consecrating churches and chapels, and church-yards and burial places ; Instructions for the Lord's Supper ; the Indian Instructed ; Sacra Privata ; Maxims of Piety and Christianity ; short observations for reading the historical books of the Old Testament ; Parochialia ; Form of Prayer for the Herring Fishery ; Form of Excommunication ; Form of receiving Penitents ; Instructions for an Academick Youth ; Catechetical Instructions ; the History of the Isle of Man.
Vol. ii contains ninety-nine sermons by the Bishop. These include one given before the Court of Tynwald; p. 319 ; one preached before the Queen at St. James's on Holy Thursday, May 10th, 1711 ; one preached at the dedication of the new church in Kirk Lonan, March 25th 1735 ; one at the consecration of the Douglass Chapel [St. Matthews'] ; one preached at a publick penance; one at the funeral of Mr. Evan Christian ; one at the funeral of 'old' Mrs. Murray ; one at the funeral of Mrs. Susannah Murray ; one at the funeral of the Rev. Thomas Allen, Vicar of Kirk Maughold ; and one at the funeral of the Reverend Dr. Walker, Vicar-General and Rector of Ballaugh. The last sermon is that preached by the Rev. Philip Moore, Rector of Bride, at the funeral of the Bishop himself, who died on March 7th, 1755.
This copy belonged to E. J. Stanley, M.P., of Alderley (bookplate) ; is bound in old purple morocco, g.e., by Kalthoeber, with his ticket. G. W., Woods' copy.

__The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D., etc., in two volumes. 2nd edn. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell and sold by C. Dilly, Poultry, London. 1782. Portrait, painted by Wright of Derby; drawn by Lawrence; engraved by John and Charles Sherwin. vol. i, pp. xxxi,472 ; vol. ii, pp. 492. 372x236. Folio.
Bishop Huntrogford's copy ; bookplate ; bound in full old red morocco, gilt edges and tooled. G. W. Wood's copy.

__The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D., etc., in two volumes. 2nd edn. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell. 1782. vol. i, pp. xxxi,472; vol. ii, 492. Portrait. 374x234. Folio. [1179-10, E 50]
Bound in full tree calf. G. F. Clucas's copy.

__The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D., etc., rebound in one volume. 2nd edn. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell. 1782. Two portraits; engraved by John and Charles Sherwin, and drawn by T. Lawrence; and one from a painting by Phillips. 383x230. [1181, E50]
G. F. Clucas's copy.

CRUTWELL (Rev. C., Editor). The Life of the Right Reverend Thomas Wilson, D.D., Lord Bishop of Sodar and Man; compiled by Rev. C. Cruttwell ; to which is added his History of the Isle of Man. [Vol. I of Bishop Wilson's Works, ed. by Rev. C. Cruttwell.] 4th edn. Bath: Printed by and for R. Cruttwell. 1797. pp. xlviii,378. Engraved portrait. 208x120. [2258, E 50]

__The Works of the Right Reverend Thomas Wilson, D.D., Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man. [Vol. II of Bishop Wilson's Works ed. by Rev. C. Cruttwell.] 4th edn. Bath: Printed by and for R. Cruttwell. 1796. pp. vi,7-467. 208x120. [2259, E 50]
Contains Instructions for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper and Sacra Privata.

__The Works of the Reverend Thomas Wilson, D.D. [Vol. III of Bishop Wilson's Works, ed. by Rev. C. Cruttwell.] 4th edn. Bath: Printed by and for R. Crutt well. 1796. pp. viii,386. 208x120. [2260, E 50]
Contains The Knowledge and Practice of Christianity ; Short Observations fbr reading the Historical Books of the Old Testament ; Private and Family Prayers ; A Form of Consecrating Churches, etc.

__The Works of the Reverend Thomas Wilson, D.D. [Vol. IV of Bishop Wilson's Works, ed. by Rev. C. Cruttwell.] 4th edn. Bath: Printed by and for R. Cruttwell. 1796. pp. viii,414. 208x120. [2261, E 50]
Contains Parochialia ; Maxims of Piety ; Form of Prayer for the Herring Fishery ; Forms of Excommunication, etc.; Instructions for an Academic Youth ; Catechetical Instructions.

HIS SERMONS.

WILSON (Thomas, Bishop of Sodor and Man). Sharmaneyn, liorish Thomase Wilson, D.D., Chiarn Aspic Sodor as Vannin; dy Kiaralagh chyndait veih Bayrl gys Gailck. Lioar I. 'Ga dy vel eh marroo, foast t'eh loayrt.' Bath: Prentit liorish R. Cruttwell. 1783. pp. vii,490. 226x145. [346, E 50]
' Lioar I' is on the title page, but only one volume was printed. The sermons were translated into Manx by the Rev. T. Corlett, Vicar of Kirk Christ, Lezayre. The vol. was printed at the expense of the son of Bishop Wilson, Dr. Thomas Wilson of London, in honour of the Bishop's memory. The book is esteemed for the excellence of its Manx prose. Two fine unopened copies in original covers are in the Library.

Sermons by the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D. 3rd edn. Bath: Printed by and for R. Cruttwell. '1784. vol. i ; vol. ii, pp. viii,484 ; Vol. iii, pp. viii,471; vol. iv, pp. viii,500. 210x120. [2266, E 50] The 9th edn. was issued in 1806, the 10th edn. in 1808.

Thirty-three Sermons selected from the Works of the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D., and published separately at the request of the S.P.C.K. In 2 vols. Bath: Printed by R. Cruttwell. 1801. Vol. i, pp. viii,251; vol. ii, pp. viii,210. 168x100. [2269, E 50]

__Thirty-three Sermons, etc. In 2 vols. Bath Richard Cruttwell. 1821. Vol. i, pp. v,254; vol. ii, vi,234. [2272, E 50]
Similar editions were published in 1823, 1825, 1827.

__Thirty-three Sermons, etc. [Seal of S.P.C.K.] London: Printed for the S.P.C.K. 1845. pp. xii,452. Engraved portrait. R. Philips pinxt. J. W. Cook sc. 170x100. [1317, E 50]

Five Sermons by Bishop Wilson, published in London in 1832, 12mo. (1) On Delay of Repentance. pp. 12. (2) On Holiness. pp. 19. (3) The Nature of Sin. Pp. 15. (4) On Fraud. pp. 14. (5) On Self-examination. pp. 16. These, separately issued, are not in the Library.

Sermon before the Court of Tynwald, 1736. In Mx Soc. Vol. xix, pp. 114-121.

HIS LIFE.

CRUTTWELL (Rev. C.). The Life of the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D., Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man. 1784.

See Cruttwell above, under heading 'Works.'

STOWELL (Rev. Hugh, Rector of Ballaugh). The Life of the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D., Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man. ' A friend to human race ; Fast by the road, his ever-open door Oblig'd the wealthy, and reliev'd the poor. Pope, Homer's Iliad,' vi, 18-20. London: F. C. & J. Rivington. 1819. pp. x1,419. Portrait, R. W. Sievier sc. 218x127. 10/6. [2840, G 88]
Contains a valuable summary of the grievances of the r Church against the Civil government, and documents relative to Bishop Wilson's imprisonment, etc.

__2nd edn. F. C. & J. Rivington. 1822. pp. xii,419. Portrait. 209x134. [857, G 88]
This copy is in full morocco binding, . Has the inscription, 'Presented to Miss Ashworth, with the author's most affectionate regards.'

__3rd edn. London: C. J. G. & F. Rivington. 1829. pp. xii,419. 222x139. [4351, G 88]
Uncut copy. Portrait missing.

The Lives of the Right Rev. Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D., and of the Right Rev. Father in God Mark Hildesley, D.D. London: C. J. G. & F. Rivington for S.P.C.K. N.D. [c. 1831] pp. 48. 175x108. [3744, G88]

TEALE (William Henry). Lives of English Divines. Bishop Wilson. 1848. London. 12mo.

KEBLE (Rev. John, M.A.). The Life of the Right Reverend Father in God, D.D. Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, compiled chiefly from original documents. In 2 vols. Oxford : John Henry- Parker. 1863. pp. xix,985. 220x139. [865, G 88]
This is the standard and most exhaustive biography of Bishop Wilson. The author (who much admired Wilson) was a great Churchman, and wrote many celebrated hymns.

__Review of Keble's Life of Wilson in Quar. Rev. July, 1866. pp. 171-198.

OWEN (Rev. R. B.). Life of Thos. Wilson, Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man. Portrait. With appendix. pp. 161-264. 12mo. Not in Library.

CLISSOLD (Rev. H., M.A.). Last Hours of Chris tian Men. Includes Bishop Wilson. London. 12mo.

WILSON'S BIBLE.

WILSON (Bishop Thomas). The / Holy Bible / containing / the Books of the / Old and New Testaments / and the / Apocrypha, / carefully printed-from the First Edition (compared with others) of / the present translation, f with Notes, / by the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Wilson, D.D. / Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man, and / Various Renderings / collected from other translations by / The Reverend Clement Cruttwell, the editor. / In three volumes. Bath : Printed by R. Cruttwell and sold by Rivington, etc. 1785. No pagination. 300x230. 4to. [1214] Inscription on title, in the Rev. Henry Corlett's writing Parochial Library of Kk., German 1791.'
There is (1) a dedication by the editor to Thomas Patten(2) list of subscribers ; (3) the editor's preface ; (4) a list of the various editions of the Bible and parts thereof in English, from the year 1526 to 1785 ; (5) Bishop Wilson's Preamble ; (6) the translators to the Reader. Vol. i ends with 11 Chronicles ; vol. ii commences with Ezra and ends with Malachi ; and vol. iii has the New Testament and the Apocrypha, with chronological index and tables. Gift of ). J. Joughin.

__Another copy. Bath : Printed by R. Cruttwell. 1785. 309x237. [2501, E 50]
Bound in full old red morocco, gilt edges and tooled; belonged to Lord Waterpark, and sold at Sotheby's. G.W.W. Coll.

__A third copy. 309x232. [2498, E 50] Bound in full blue morocco, gilt edges and tooled ; belonged to the Earl of Ashburnham and sold at Sotheby's. G.W.W. Coil.

' PAROCHIALIA.'

WILSONN (Bishop Thomas). Parochialia : or Instructions to the Clergy in the Discharge of their Parochial' Duty. Bath: Printed by and for R. Cruttwell. 1788. pp. viii,9-196. [2274, E 50]
Cruttwell in his preface says that the Bishop presented a copy to every Clergyman in the Diocese. Parochialia' was also printed in Oxford 1840, but there is no copy' in the Library.

'MAXIMS OF PIE'TY.'

WILsoN (Bishop Thomas). Maxims of Piety and of Christianity. Bath: Printed by Richard Cruttwell and Sold by Rivington's, London. 1814, pp. v,253. 165x97. [2230, E 50]

__A new and improved edition. Bath: Printed by Richard Cruttwell. 1820. pp. iv,248. 175x105. [2231, E 50]
Anotherissue was made in 1828 from the same type.

__New edition. [Seal of the S.P.C.K.] London: Rivington. . 1832. pp. iv, 168. [2233, E501
The volume also contains 'Sacra Privata' 1832 edition. 'SACRA PRIVATA.'

WILSON (Bishop). Sacra Privata. Private Meditations and Prayers of the Right Revd. Thomas Wilson, D.D., Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man; accommodated to general use. A new edition. Bath: Printed by Richard Cruttwell. 1818. pp. v,7-204: 176x105. [2245, E 50] Edited by Rev. C. Cruttwell.

__Sacra Privata, etc. London: Sold by Charles Tilt. 1826. pp. iv,124. 120x70. [654, E 50]
Some copies of this edition have an engraved title with vignette, portrait, and memoir of the author.

__Sacra Privata, etc. Bath: Printed by Richard Cruttwell. 1827. pp. v,126. 173x100. [2250, E 50]

__Sacra Privata, etc. [Seal of the S.P.C.K.] London: Printed for the S.P.C.K. 1843. pp. viii,184. [2251, E 50]
There were also editions in London in 1832 and 1848.

__Sacra Privata, etc. ' Now first printed entire from the original manuscripts.' Oxford and London John Henry Parker. 1853. pp. xvi,391. 160x96. [655, E 50]
The editor of this edition ('W. D.') says that all previous editions of the ' Sacra Privata' have ' suffered greatly from the tone of mind both of the Bishop's son and of Mr. Cruttwell, the first editor. He (W.D.) has endeavoured to put forth the book as it was left by the author.'

__Sacra Privata, etc. London: J. T. Hayes. 1873. pp. viii,377. 120x73. [656, E 50]

PRAYERS.

WILSON (Bishop Thomas). A Form of Family Prayer. London. 1833. pp. 8. 12mo. Not in Library.

__A Form of Prayer to be used at such times as The Fishermen, in the Diocese of Mann, can be gathered together for divine service during the Herring Fishing, Douglas: M. P. Backwell, Atholl-street. N.D. [c. 1855] pp. 16. [708, E 50]
Another edition was printed by Backwell about 1860.

__Prayers for the use of Young Persons in the Isle of Man before Confirmation. London: Gilbert & Rivington. 1856. pp. 4. 145x95. [4505, E 50]

GENERAL.

WILSON (Thomas, Bishop of Sodor and Man). The True Christian Method of Educating the Children both of the Poor and Rich. Recommended more especially to the Masters and Mistresses of the Charity Schools, in a Sermon preached in the Parish Church of St. Sepulchre, May the 28th, 1724, being Thursday in Whitson-Week; at the Anniversary Meeting of the Children educated in the Charity-Schls in and about the Cities of London and Westminster. Publish'd at the Request of the Gentlemen concerned in the sd Charity. London : Printed by Joseph Downing. 1724. pp. 35. 127x170. [4106, E 50]
This sermon was reprinted in 1729 as one of a series of ' Twenty-five Sermons preached at the Anniversary Meetings of the Children educated in the Charity Schools in and about the cities of London and Westminster by several of the Right Reverend the Bishops and other Dignitaries,' and printed hy Joseph Downing. Reprinted in 1775 and 1827.

__An Appeal in behalf of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. From Bishop Wilson, 1741. London: R. Clay, printer. 1852. pp. 10. 168x100. [4540, E 50]

__Autograph Letter dated Bishopscourt, July 27th, 1744. Douglas: G. A. Dean. c. 1880. Broadside. 390x240.
The litho. commences : ' Good brother, I understand that there are of late great quantitys of Brandy and other spirituous distilld liquors and to be landed amongst us. This in all probability will bring those most pernicious liquors and the Drinks made of them to their former low price amongst us,' etc.
A copy appeared in Mx Church Mag., March 1891. The letter was written in his 82nd year.

TRENCHARD (John) and GORDON (Thomas). The Independent Whig: on a defence of Primitive Christianity and of our Ecclesiastical Establishments against the Exorbitant Claims and Encroachments of Fanatical and Disaffected Clergymen. 2nd edn. London : Printed for J. Peele. 1741. pp. xxiv,412, index 20. 163x100. [20212, E 50 B'pscourt Coll.]

Published anonymously. A label on the cover has these words in MS. : 'He [Bishop Wilson] caused a copy of 'The Independent Whig' to be carried off from a public library [Castletown] because he supposed it to be inimical to the true government of the Church, but the Governor, Captain Horne, in opposition to the Bishop, imprisoned the person who had acted under the prelate's authority till the book was restored.'-Train's Hist. i, 357. The copy in the Library is lent from Bishopscourt Library. It is a copy of vol. iii of the second edition printed in 1741. It would appear that the first edition was published in 1721, for it was in that year Governor Horne's quarrel with the Bishop took place.

In the seventh edition of 'The Independent Whig' there is quoted (pp. Iii - lv) from ' Liber Causarum,' 27th Jan., 1721, the text of the Bishop's letter to his clergy. The Bishop describes the book as 'most pestilent industriously handed about with a manifest Intent to beguile ignorant and unstable Souls, and to render the Doctrine, Discipline, and the Government of the Church contemptible.'
The book is said to have been sent as a gift to the Isle of Man Library by a Richard Worthington, but it afterwards transpired that it was Governor Horne who instigated the plot. John Stevenson, of Balladoole, took it away from the library and handed it to the Bishop. The Governor imprisoned Stevenson in Castle Rushen. Two members of the Council, J. Rowe and John Quale, delivered the book to the Librarian, the Rev. Wm. Ross, who 'positively refused to accept the same, saying it was the vilest book he ever saw . . he would as soon take Poison as receive the Book into the Library upon any other Terms than immediately to burn it.' Keble, in his Life, adds much to this interesting incident in pp. 450, 500, 547, 689, 936.

__7th edition printed in 1743. 4 vols. [2083, E 50] The set came from G.W.W. Coll., but was originally owned by R. J. Moore, of Peel.

REFERENCES TO AND AUTOGRAPHS OF THE BISHOP.

A Complete Christian Dictionary, 1655. London: E. Cotes. [2521] Has autograph of Bishop Wilson, 1704. Also : 'The gift of the Revd. Henry Allen, Vicar of Kk. Maughall to Jno Allen 1731'; Given by Mrs. Jane Allen To Paul Crebbin Ap : 5th 1736.,'
Henry Allen was Vicar of Kirk Maughold 1727 to 1748 ; Paul Crebbin was Vicar of Kirk Santan 1731 to 1764.

Bishop Wilson's copy of Sacheverell's Account of the Isle of Man, 1702, with his notes, with Clement Cruttwell's signature on title page. [20168, E 50, B'pscourt Coll.]
The volume was presented to Bishopscourt through William Kneale of Douglas. Sacheverell was friendly to the Bishop.

The Sacred Interpreter, by David Collyer. London. 8vo. 1732.
Formerly the property of Bishop Wilson, with his autograph as follows : Tuta & Parvula. Tho. Sodor & Man, July 1735.

Memoirs. In Univ. Mag., June -July, 1781. [3030, L 6]

Wilson, Bishop. In Lives of Eminent Christians. By Richard B. Hone, M.A. 1833-7. Portrait.

Dr. Hookwell, or the Anglo-Catholic Family. 1842. [2835 G 88] Not in Library.

References to Bishop Wilson in vol. i , pp 108, 112.

H o o x (Walter Farquhar, D.D.). An Ecclesiastical Biography containing. the lives of Ancient Fathers, etc. Leeds. 8vo. Thomas Wilson. Vol. viii, pp. 781-799. Not in Library.

Notice, with portrait. In People's Mag., 2nd Aug. 1869. [3030, L 6]

Bishop Wilson's Birthplace. Manx Note Book, 1885.

The Civil Power v. Bishop Wilson, 1714-36. In Mx Soc., xi. 101-3.

Extracts from a Pocket Book of Bishop Wilson. In Mx Note Book, i, 145-6; ii, 86-88.

MOORE (Arthur W., M.A., S.II.K.). The Governor and officers v. Bishop Wilson. In Mx Church Mag., Sept. 1904.

PE'ITT (Rev. Sidney). The Apostolic Bishop Wilson. In Mx Quar. v, 1908.

KERRUISH (W. Sheldon, of Cleveland, U.S.A.). Bishop Wilson. In Mx Church Mag., 1893. pp. 99-101, l4-116. [5843]

Two circulars issued by Bishop Wilson, with an explanatory preface by Canon Savage. In Mx Church Mag., June 1904.

Bishop Wilson and Education. In N.H.A.S. Proc. iii, pp. 122-9. By W. Cubbon.

A Chapter in English Church History; being the Minutes of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, for the years 1698-1704. S.P.C.K. 1888. [20171]
Contains many references to Bishop Wilson, who was one of the founders of the Society m 1699.

Bishop Wilson by Bishop Bardsley. In The Church. Monthly. London. [ ? 1889] pp. 108-110, 132-135. 250x180. [5421]
Contains woodcuts of St. Matthew's, Castle Rushen, St. German's, and a portrait.


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