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lieutenants, or the captains of the hundreds of Arme and Plynton, of any such order. He was in London at the time that the .order was concluded, or he would willingly have performed his duty. The constables of the said hundreds had no precepts or warrants to raise men in arms shewed to them. Neither he nor any of his company have denied or will deny his Lordship's warrants.
Undated. 1 p. (2327.) [See S.P. Dom. Eliz. CCLXXI. 128: p. 263 of printed Calendar.']
Lord Henry Howard to the Earl of Southampton.
[159fJ,] April 27.—Though warning be sent to me of this bearer's departure one day sooner than I looked for, yet can I not let him depart without testifying my desire to do you service. I doubt not but you shall hear by some other means of the constancy of some friends of yours at this last election. Northumberland was very gallant on your side. So were Worcester and Mountjoy, notwithstanding the Queen's special bar with special injury- But there was another, whom I will not name, that was not afraid to run upon the pikes of some that will be thought to be very special friends of his, to show that he valued your friendship and noble virtues more than other men's caprices and partialities. But hereof you must never take notice, because I tell tales out of school, and would not impart so much to any other than yourself. The world is more calm with us of late since your worthy general's and my dear Lord's arrival. Even now the Queen perceives, though somewhat too late for the world's satisfaction (that wondered at so many showers without clouds) that a course was taken rather to prove constancy than to tax negligence. I have learned by these storms, raised without ordinary causes, to seek out new grounds in philosophy, and to prepare myself with patience against the next assaults when "probabily" may give shadows to exception, or envy take advantage out of best deserts to check forwardness.
The Queen begins to storm exceedingly at my Lord of Rutland's incorporation into Jason's fleet, and means, she says, to make him an example of contemning princes' inhibitions to all that shall come after him. God send him a good share in the golden fleece of honour which our worthy Lord shall compass by his valour, and then we will less fear the punishment that is in dieted upon generosity. The whole Court rejoiced much at your safe arrival, and will rejoice a great deal more at the next news of your happy success against the enemy. There want not some in this place that set light the service, as an enterprize achievable with weaker force than the State employs. Many of your friends are well and some are too well, if you will give me leave to be merry. We are only occupied in entertaining Dutch ambassadors that before dinner speak not very wisely, and after dinner not very warily. We are only now in expectation of your first attempts, and thereupon I shall be able to give you some light of the Court's construction. The Queen excluded my Lord Keeper from nomination in this last choice of knights, and though she named him not, yet gave cause to some to conceive that his being named at the election before was the cause why she would not suffer any enrolment of the scrutiny. Keep this to yourself, I l>eseech you, or I might be made a reporter of his disgrace whom, for his virtue and his kind love to my dear Lord, I love and honour. Please you to advertise my Lord of this because I had forgotten to write of it.—This 27 of April.
[PS.]—I beseech you to let my worthy Lord know that I delivered a packet to Mr. Gary to l>e delivered to his Lordship's hands, at the same time I wrote this to you, which will come a day later, but I trust no less safely.
Holograph. 2 pp. (67. 65.)
Robert Osberne to Edward Reynolds.
[1599,] July 21.—I am never jealous of my friend's favour, but I would you did lay the fault on my Lord, for you know what I have said of the well deserving of her, but his lordship is in those things little respective. Wherefore yon shall do well to remember his lordship thereof. For I must be plain, if things continue so cross against his lordship, I am afraid that now, being bound to absent myself by reason of this office of Master of the Horse, and she seeing things not to fall out as she expects, may change as others have done. But I must ride it out, and trust upon the goodness of "good" (? God), and in meantime entreat you, as my good friend, to make known to bis lordship of her well deserving, and that if he do not grace me, I am likely to receive a greater disgrace, and not in respect of myself, but in regard of the small account he makes of me, and that others do use such persuasions to her in my absence, and that those that do the same are his enemies, and do it to draw her thereby from him, that there might be nobody left to him. I know you are wise and can do this passing well if you list; which if you do, you may say, upon conference with her, you find she does not regard me as she hath, and that suddenly she is fallen off. In doing of this you shall command me, and what 1 may do to requite j-ou shall be assured. I have received a letter by Sir Francis Bacons («'<•) and Darcy, and Captain Noris this day, being 21 July. In the next letter I will send order for "vensou." My Lady Dygbye's letter I received. We had no news but that these are knighted since our coining home, and that honest Nyck Nyn died 17 July, and was buried the next day, with shedding of many tears of his friends.—21 July.
The following list oj names, and note, are on the margin of the letter.
Lord Gray, Lord Montegle, Lord Cromwell, Sir Thomas Weste, Sir .Robert Vernon, Sir Henry Cary, Sir Ar. Champernoun, Sir George Manors, Sir John Daves, Sir William Constable, Sir John Powly, Sir Cary Renolds, Sir Francis Locon, Sir Will Courtny, Sir Will Kedolfyn, Sir Robert Basset.
Captain Tolkerne made great suit to be Master of the Horse, but my Lord gave it me unsued for : what horses are in England, be bold to demand any what you like of Eich. Sparchford. I pray you deliver these enclosed letters.
Burn my letter for an heretic.
Holograph. I p. (87. 11.)
Filippo Coesini to Sir Robert Cecil.
1599, Oct. 19.—I enclose engrossed a petition relating to William Bicciere. I humbly beg you to sign me an order that I may take legal proceedings against him, as. you allowed me to do against William Ferys; since this Bicciere will pay nothing. My friend is having the two paintings made, and you will soon have them.—London, 19 October, 1599.
Italian. Holograph. I p. (74. 40.)
to Sir Robert Cecil.
[c. 1599, Nov.]—Advises a commission for the examination of certain inhabitants of Dublin, Walter Sedgrave and others, who can give information concerning the concordatums, bills, dockets and other warrants, due by the Queen for the service of Ireland, which they have received as instruments to Sir Henry Wallopp and his officers. Mr. Philip Hore, Mr. Hopper, John Browne, and James Carall were chief under Sir Henry, and James Rainolds a great instrument in these affairs. If the above course be taken, the charge which the Queen shall be at for the commissioners already appointed for Ireland, for other matters and objections against Sir Henry and his officers, shall be freed. As to the course pursued with the servitors for their entertainment, during the time of Sir William Russell, of Mr. Hore, deputy to Sir Henry, and of Mr. Charles Huett, now deputy under Sir George Karie. List of names follows.
Undated. 1 p. (1985.) [See Lord Dunsany's letter oj Mai/ 27 (p. 183 supra) and S.P. Ireland Eliz. CCVI. 47; p. 274 of Calendar.']
Abbia, Thomas, of Bedford, 47.
Abbots Anno (Abbotsani, near Andover,
letter dated at, 252.
MorrU, letter signed by, 103.
Acton, Sir Thomas, on his deathbed. 213.
Adye, Mr., one of H.M. shipwrights, a
79, 82, 85.
Alablaster 'Alabaster. Alebaster):
a prisoner in the Tower, 282.
■' in some stomach," 819.
Albert, of Austria, Archduke, Duo de
the Low Countries. 2.19, 300.
arrival at Brussels. 357.
portraits of, received, 391
John, Hull, 139.
right to the Crown of England, 203.
Almirante (Admirante), of Arragon (Don
information against, 318. 3-3. 324.
the heels, 178.
Amyas, Francis, letter from. 128.
ships preparing in. 296.
Lord, 120, 253.
Andrea (Andre, Andreas'. Cardinal. 123.
Anne of Denmark, queen of James VI.,
one owing money to William Cecil.
brother's suicide. 99.
come over to learn the language, 160.
Anton. James, letters from, 42. 232.
Antony, Charles, graver of n.M. Mint. 191.
at Cork, 196.
Arohipelago, the, damage done by Christian
galleys in, 220.
Ardes, the greater, 100.
Argyle, Earl of. See Campbell.
primate of, from the Pope, 404.
a teaoher of, 221.
value of pike and "shot '' compared.
qualities of old and new soldiers com-
soldiers. 44. 89.
47, 48. 69, 72. 89, 107. 108.
embarkation, supply of armour.
&c., 94,96 (2i, 97. 113.
muster of troops at Chester. 107.
victualling of, 222, 256.
payment of, 290.
defalcations from captains' piy.
quality of men raised, value of
'voluntary horses," &>.. 289. 33S. levies of horse. &c.. from indivi-
training of men raised by the City
of London, 322.
dismissed. 315. 318.
falsehood of musters, 347.
victualling, kinds of provisions. 4c.,
18,39, 96.196, 303. 316.
Mr., an assuult by the servants of, 206.
John, of Lanherne, letters from
his legacies left to the Queen 80.
Thomas, letters from. SO. 130. 301