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OF THE MOST EMINENT
GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND,
THE ACCESSION OF HENRY VIII. TO THE PRESENT TIME.
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HE-ARRANGED, AND ENRICHED WITH SEVERAL
REV. FRANCIS WRANGHAM, M.A. F.R.S.
OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
IN SIX VOLUMES.
Triumph, my Britain! Thou hast those to show,
To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe. (jonson.)
(JEsch. 'eoti. im ©nf. 431.)
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SIR PHILIP SIDNEY *
THIS gallant gentleman, of whom it has been justly said, that' he approached more nearly to the idea of a perfect knight than any character of any age or nation,' was born Nov. 29,1554, at Penshurstf
* Authorities. Dr. Zouch's Memoirs of Sir Philip Sidney. \ From Ben Johnson's description of this place we learn that, though not embellished with works of touch or marble, with polished pillars or a roof of gold, it had better proofs of it's excellency in the fertility of it's soil, the salubrity of it's air, and it's charming scenery of wood and water;
'Thou hast thy walks for health as well as sport,
—' The sacred mark