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H ERE we have another instance of the transformation of one institution into another, or rather of the translation of a scholastic building from one description of occupants

disequestration or confiscation, but rather an act of open agreement and mutual accommodation. . . . . For this house has been collegiated:

*if a proper word is used—twice; having been made a college once, in the more modest language of those times, for grammarians; and again, for philosophy, and the liberal arts: under the former character, as God's house;—a name frequently

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to take into his pl written histories, is ascribed to William Bingham, in 1442. -- But, according to a MS. in Baker's Collections, the case was this; June 18, 26 Hen. VI. viz. I448, there

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passed a grant to God's House of the Priory Alien of Chepstow, in Monmouthshire, a licence having been granted Apr. 16 before to him, to found the same, though the licence was recalled, that King Henry might found it himself. William Bingham is called Parson of the Church of St. John Zachary, in London, and procurator. He is called, too, Master of God's House; but had he been properly the founder, he would probably not have been master; or if master, probably not the founder; unless as a sort of coadjutor and adviser, as Bishop Fisher was to Lady Margaret, in founding St. John's, and Dr. Chadderton to Sir Walter Mildmay, in founding Emmanuel. -

Far be it from me to despoil a good cleric of the homour of founding a religious or collegiate house, any more than I am of taking the honour of founding a similar in

stitution from Maister John Frost, an honest citizen of

Cambridge: but if we admit the above statement, it, should seem that Henry VI. wished to be considered as the founder of God's House. -

Be this, however, as it may, the society was removed to the site now occupied by Christ's College, to a house belonging to the monks, who came from Tilsey and Denney, to study there; and Henry founded a society in that place, under the name of God's House, for one master, whom he called procurator, and four scholars, or fellows; to whom, by his public letters, he gave a power of making stat utes, al ld of increasing their scholars to 60. After the overthrow. of Henry, and Edward the IVth's succession to the government, all Henry's intentions were, of course, over-ruled, and every thing thrown into confusion. After the death of Rich.III. Henry VII. succeeded him—and he intrusted every thing relating te

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