DULWICH College. 213

DULWICH College.
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To this Foundation belong also a School and a Chapel; where a Chaplain is provided to read Prayers twice a Day, and to teach the Children. For which he hath his Diet at the common Table, 40l. a Year, and a very convenient Apartment.

The Hospital stands advantageously, with Grass Plats before it, and Rows of Lime Trees. On the Peers of one of the great Gates going in, are Two Stone Statues, representing Two of Aske's Hospital Men, in full Proportion.

The Building is sustained with Stone Columns, with a handsome Portico underneath, the full Length of the Structure.

Under the Pediment, is the Effigies of the Founder in Stone; his Gown on, and a Roll of Parchment in his Hand, which seems to be his Last Will.

Underneath him is thus written:

ROBERTO ASKE Armigero, hujus Hospitij Fundatori, Socie. Haberda. B.M. P.C.

And on one Side of him this Inscription:

Anno Christi MDCLXXXII. Societas Haberdasheorum de London hoc Hospitium condiderunt, ex Legato & Testamento ROBERTI ASKE Armigeri, ejusdem Societatis; ad viginti Senum Alimenta, & totidem Puerorum Educationem.

On the other Side this Inscription:

The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers built this Hospital, pursuant to the Gift and Trust of R. ASKE, Esq; a late Worthy Member of it; for the Relief of Twenty Poor Members, and for the Education of Twenty Boys, Sons of decayed Freemen of that Company.

There are some Colleges and Hospitals yet remaining to be shewn; which tho' they lye some little Distance from London, may nevertheless seem to come under the Skirts and Shadow of it; and therefore not impertinent to be brought in here. One of these is,]

The College of GOD'S GIFT; Founded, Raised, and Builded by Edward Alleyn, Esq; Anno Dom. 1614.


AT Dulwich, in the County of Surrey, Four Miles from the Borough of Southwark, on the 13th of September, 1619, was erected a College, called God's Gift; (almost of the Nature of Sutton's Hospital) consisting of One Master, One Warden, and Four Fellows: Of which, Three are to be Ecclesiastical Persons, and the Fourth a skilful Organist. Moreover, Twelve Aged poor People, and Twelve poor Children. The Founder was Edward Alleyn, Esq; (some time a Player) who did publickly and audibly, in the Chapel of the said College, read and publish one Writing Quadripartite in Parchment, bearing Date the Day and Year aforementioned: Whereby he did make, create, erect, found and establish the said College, according to the Power and Liberty given him by his Majesties Letters Patents under the Great Seal, dated at Westminster the 21st of June, in the Year abovesaid. And when he had read and published the said Writing, he subscribed it with his Name, and then fixed his Seal to every Part of the Quadripartite Writing, in the Presence and Hearing of these Witnesses; Viz.

Dulwich College.

J. S.

How established by the Founder.

Francis Lord Verulam, Lord Chancellor of England, and One of his Majesties Privy Council.

Thomas Earl of Arundel, Knight of the Garter, Earl Marshal of England, and a Privy Counsellor.

Sir Edward Cecil, Knight, alias General Cecil; Second Son to Thomas Earl of Exeter.

Sir John Howland, Knight, and High Sheriff of the Counties of Sussex and Surrey.

Sir Edmund Bowyer, of Camberwell, Knight.

Sir John Grymes, of Peckham, Kt.

Sir John Bodley, of Stretham, Kt.

Sir John Tonstal, of Cashalton, Kt.

With divers other Persons of great Worth and Respect.

The Four Quadripartite Writings forenamed, were orderd to Four several Parishes; Viz. St. Botolph's without Bishopsgate; St. Giles's without Cripplegate; St. Saviour's in Southwark; and the Parish of Camberwell.

A brief Recital of the Particulars in the said WRITINGS.

Recital of the Letters Patents of King James the First.

Recital of the Founder's Deed of Settlement Quadripartite.

Ordination of the Master, Warden, &c.

Ordination of the Assistant Members.

The Master and Warden to be unmarried, and of the Age of One and Twenty Years at least.

Of what Degrees the Fellows ought to be.

Of what Condition the Poor Brethren and Sisters, and the Poor Scholars ought to be.

Of what Parishes the Assistants ought to be.

Out of what Parishes the Poor are to be taken, and such as are to be Members of the College.

The Form of their Election.

The Election of the Master.

The Warden to supply, when the Master's Place is void.

The Election of the Warden.

To be bound by Recognizance to perform his Trust.

He is to provide a Dinner at his Election, of his own Cost and Charges.

The Manner of Investing the Fellows, and of Electing the Scholars.

Election of the Poor of Camberwell.

The Oath of the Master and Warden.

The Oath of the Fellows.

The Poor Brothers and Sisters Oath.

The Assistants Oath.