23. elemented. See note to vol. i. p. 53.
26. I cannot learn the pretended cause. It seems probable that the views of Hooker and his friends had offended Barfoot, who was a zealous Puritan.
17. he entered into Sacred Orders. About 1581.
30. her conditions, personal qualities, manners. Recent investigations tend to show that honest Izaak’s account is prejudiced, as Hooker in his will makes his “wel-beloved wife” sole executrix and residuary legatee, and his father-in-law was one of the overseers. Nevertheless Wood calls her “a clownish, silly woman, and withal a mere Xanthippe.”
58. The forenoon ... Geneva. The speaker was Fuller, but the quotation is not quite textual.
70. and behold God’s blessings. Cf. p. 33.
71. corps, endowment. “When the corps of the profit or benefice is but one the title can be but one man’s” (Hooker, Ecclesiastical Polity, v. lxxx, sec. 11).
94. Judicious Hooker. This is the first application to Hooker of this time-honoured epithet. Sir W. Cowper was the grandfather of William, first Earl Cowper. The monument was erected in 1635.
97. one of his elder daughters. I.e. Cicely.
97. both died before they were marriageable. Alice died unmarried in 1649; but Jane (or Jone) married Edward Nethersole at Bishopsbourne, 23rd March 1600.
99. dead in her bed. In March 1601.
108, regiment, regimen, regulation, management. Cf. Bacon’s essay “Of Regiment of Health.”
121. in devise, in contemplation.
Text, etc.—The Life of Mr. George Herbert was first published in 1670, 12mo, with his letters to his mother, etc. It was also included in the collected Lives of 1670. All his known writings have been edited by Dr. Grosart for the Fuller Worthies Library, 1874, and the Aldine Poets, 1876.
134. he was elected ... Cambridge. He was admitted scholar 5th May 1609, and matriculated pensioner at Trinity 18th December 1609.
135. her husband died. Sir Richard Herbert died in 1597.
136. in Oxford four years. From 1598 to 1603-4.
142. Bachelor of Arts in 1611. The correct date is 1612-13.
142. Matter of Arts, 1616. See also p. 143. These data were furnished to Dr. Grosart by the University authorities.
143. chosen Orator. 18th January 1620.
149. many Seals. See vol. i. p. 72.
150. a sinecure. Whitford is in Flintshire.
152. cross-bias me. A bowling-green image.
154. Prebend of Layton Ecclesia. Grosart points out that Walton was wrong here. Herbert was not a Deacon. He held the prebendary of Layton (Leighton Bromswold) as a laic, as he did the sinecure rectorship of Whitford.