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DUKE 08 Ruperta to her great grandson Sir George Bromley of NORTHUM

East Stoke (Notts.). On the fly-leaf of the volume BERLAND.

occurs, “Cha. Aug. Tulk, 1808.” It was probably purchased by the Duke of Northumberland. The letters are not fully calendared, but a few extracts have been made to show the nature of the collection.

1. 10th June 1611.-Francisco d'Este to the Duke de Baviera. (Italian)

2. D'Amberg, 8th Nov. 1619. --- Frederic, Elector Palatine, to the Queen of Bohemia, desiring her to send him the bond which the Estates have given him for the money he has lent them; he will write from Nuremberg, which he expects to reach the next day.

3. D'Amberg, 13th Aug. 1619.-The same to the Electrice Palatine. “Il y a apparence que Ferdinandt “ acquerra une courronne a Franckfurt il en pourroit “ bien perdre deux, Dieu luy en face la grace. C'est “ un Prince bien heureux car il a le bonheur d'estre “ hay de tout le monde.”

4. De Polnace, lst Feb. 1620.- The same to the Queen of Bohemia.-“ Vilebon est fort grandt papiste " et plus courtisan que soldat.” “Bethlehem Gabor n'est encore eleu ny corone, il est party de Presburg " a cause de la peste."

5. De Rockesan, Oct. 1620.—The same to the same. Last night we tried with our cavalry to surprise the Duke de Bavieres, but unsuccessfully, on account of the darkness ; to-day the enemy has retired. The Hungarians took 60 knights and some provisions. “ Je suis bien ayse que les ambassateurs nont point de “ couseille de se battre avec Spinola.”

6. De Rackovitz, 1st Nov. 1620.-The same to the same. We are preparing to retire from Prague. The enemy fired much upon us yesterday with his cannon. Has intercepted a letter of the Duke de Bavieres to his wife.

7. De Bresla, 1 Dec. 1620.–The same to the same Has received her letter from Frankfort; wants to hear

letter from Frankfort. wants to hear the resolutions of the “ Conseilleurs de Berlin."

8. De Lubeck, 27th Feb. 1621.— The same to the same. She is to endeavour to go to Wolfenbuttel, as he hopes to be able to join her before passing the Weser. Has had no answer from Prince Maurice. Shall see the King of Denmark to-morrow at Segenberg. Is glad that M. Vilars has departed contented. Schonberg est revenu d'Angleterre ; le Roy m'a écrit une forte bonne lettre et à vous aussy.”_"Je vous ay “ deja mandé que l'Empereur m'a mis au ban.”

9. De Sedan. 18 Aug. 1622.—The same to the same. Has sent her divers letters, and one by the messenger, who took back the daughter of Colonel Henderson. Has received the 3,000 florins. Is greatly troubled by appli. cations for money. “Pleust a Dieu qu'eussions un " petit coin au monde pour y vivre content ensemble “ c'est tout le bonheur que je me soubhaitte."


Le “ traitte de Brusselle à le mesme effet que ce de M?. “ Digby a Vienne; l'un nous a fait perdre le haut et “ l'autre le bas Palatinat."

10. De Sedan, le 26 Sept. 1622.-The same to the King of France and to the Comte de Mansfeld, con• cerning five cannons belonging to him at Sedan.

11. La Haye, 4Sept. 1622.–The same to the Queen of Bohemia. “Ils sont si effronté de proposer a Brus. • selles la demolition de Manheim et de nous donner “ que les baillages de Heidelberg, Germersum, Neustat. “ Dieu sait ce que le Roy en dira. On continue encores “ en Angleterre a faire distinction entre l'Empereur “ et le Roy d'Espaigne et sependant l'une et l'autre “ mesprennent tout et semble qu'ils ayent partage le “ Palatinat. Voila mon pauvre IIeidelberg pris ; on y “ a exerce touttes sortes de cruautes pille toutte la “ ville allume tout le faubourg qui estoit le plus beau “ du dit lieu. Pauvre M. Herbert y a este tue; pleust a Dieu que tous ceux qui y sont estes me fussent “ estes si fideles que luy ce malheur ne fust arrive.” “ On dit que Manheim est assiegé je crains qu’on traittera si longtemps en Angleterre jusques a co “ qu'il soit aussi perdu.” “Si je suivrais mon humeur “ je me retirerais de tout et laisserois faire le Roy d'Angleterre pour le bien de ses enfans ce qu'il leur “ croirait utile."

12. Du Camp devant Bolduc, 18 June 1626.—The same to the same. Has found here the Prince of Orange and Count Ernest. Mr. Veer and Mr. Cecil accompanied him to his lodging. Was at the parade of the English troops, two companies of Mr. Veer's and one of Mr. Cecil's. The huts of Mr. Cecil's regiment have been burnt. Omkais, one of the best cngineers, was killed yesterday.

13. Hi Ang. 1627.-Charles Louis, Count Palatine, to

the Queen of Bohemia. “My brother Rupert needs DUKE “ one to looke to his businesse," he is ill. (English.) ORTA

14. Wesell, Aug. 1638.-The same to the same (in English). Relating the proceeding of the army towards the Rhine.

15. Du Campe, 1 July 1629.-Frederic, Elector Palatine, to the Queen of Bohemia. The Count de Berg has returned with all his army to attack us.

16. D’Alsece, 16 001: 1631.— The same to the same. Describing the state of the town of Oppenheim, and the movement of the armies. (French.)

17. De Lorce, March 1632. The same to the same. Partly in cypher describing his movements. The King of Sweden continues to treat him well. (French.)

18. De Mancheuce, 1 May 1632.—The same to the same. A long letter of news, concerning the progress of the war. (French.)

19. Nurenberg, June 1632.—The same to the same. A similar letter. (French.)

20. Du camp près de Nurenberg, 1July 1632.-Tho same to the same. A similar letter. (French.)

21. Same place, 23 July 1632.—The same to the same. A similar letter. (French.)

22. Same place, 1632.—The same to the same. A similar letter. (French.)

23. Same place, 19 July 1632.—The same to the same. A similar letter. (French)

24. Otlands, 18 Sept. 1632.-Charles, Count Palatine, son of Frederick, to the Queen of Bohemia. General letter of news, mentioning the match suggested between his brother Prince Rupert and the danghter of M. de Rohan.

25. Frankfurt, 26 : 1632.–Frederic, Elector Palatine, to the Queen of Bohemia. General letter of news as to his proceedings. (French.)

26. Frankfurt, Oct. 1632.—The same to the same. Similar letter. (French.)

27. Mayence, ! Oct. 1632.—The same to the same. Similar letter. (French.)

28. Mayence, Nov. 1632.-The same to the same. Similar letter. (French.) He died 29th Nov. 1632.

29. London, 31st Jan. 1634. - King Charles I. of England to the Queen of Bohemia. “My onlie deare “Sister.” A short complimentary letter, sent by her servant, who was returning to her.

30. Hampton Court, 16th May 1636.-Charles, Count Palatine, to the Queen of Bohemia. A short note of recommendation to one of his servants going to Hol.

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31. Same date.-The same to the same. A letter of news about the Court, &c. " Sir Dudley Carleton hath 16 “ gotten the clerkship of the councell vch was void."

32. Teobals, June 1636. The same to the same. A similar letter." The plague encreaseth yet at London " and the town is very void of company."

33. Bagshot, 13th July 1636.-The same to the same. Similar letter. “The King hath changed his resolution “ of goyng to Tybols, because the plague is thereabouts. “but Monday next he goeth to Bagchoth, and from “ thence beginneth his progresse.”

34. Grimsthorpe, 28th July 1636.—The same to the same. Similar letter.

35. Lindust, 8th Sept. 1636.-The same to the same. Similar letter. The King ends his progress at Oatlands on Saturday

36. Otlands, USept. 1636.— The same to the same. Speaks of the great entertainment my Lord Archbishop gave the King and Queen at Oxford.

37. Whitehall, 24th May 1637. — The same to the same. Fears his brother Rupert's associations with Papists.

38. Whitehall, \ June 1637.—The same to the same. Similar letter. Speaks at length of scandal reported by one Mr. Crofts to Lady Carlisle and others about the people at the Hague.

39. Greenwich, 13 June 1637.-The same to the same. Similar letter

40. Arny, 1 Aug. 1637. The same to the same. Similar letter.

41. Arnheim, 2nd Aug. 1638.-- The same to the same. Similar letter.

42 and 43. Hamburg, Dec. 1638.--The same to the same. Similar letter. Describes his journey to Gluckstadt, and reception by the King of Denmark there. (The pages have been misplaced by the binder.)

44. Beside Vincennes, 19th Feb. New Style, 1639.-The same to the same. Similar letter ; during his imprisonment.

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101 45. Paris, 23rd March 1640.- The same to the same.

Similar letter. He was brought from the Bois de Vin. cennes to Paris, on Wednesday 21st March, and set at liberty:

46. Paris, 7th April 1640.—The same to the same. Similar letter. Describes the ceremony of washing the feet of the poor by the King and Mademoiselle. " who “ did it very prettily, but not without the disaster of " letting two dishes of poase falle upon her gowne."

47. Paris, 16th April 1640.--The same to the same. Similar letter.

48. 27th April 1640.-The same to the same. Similar letter.

49. Tybols, 20th Jan. 1637.-The same to the same. Similar letter. The King is willing he should seek his fortune at sea; hopes the States, the Prince of Orange, and the King of France will aid him. Lord Craven promises him 10,0001. for his share, and hopes others will do the same, &c.

50. Paris, 12th May 1640.—The same to the same. Similar letter. Has been with the King and the Car. dinal, who are full of professions of assistance to him, “ but still the burden of their song was, pourveu que l'Angleterre fasse quelque chose pour vous.”

51. Paris, 4th Aug. 1640.-The same to the same. Has a letter from Sir H. Vane of the 10th Aug. on behalf of the King, that he cannot send Custins or any other to the Imperial Diet, unless he be instructed to give the King of Hungary the title of Emperor

52. Whitehall. 30th May 1641.- The same to the same. Similar letter. “I feare this violence of the “ House of Commons for the extirpation of the Bishops “ roote and branche, will bring some troubles, and by consequence will keepe back my businesse."

53. Whitehall, June 1641.-The same to the same. Similar letter. "To-morrow the Bishops' cause will be “ debated; afore that be decided the Parlament will “ be loth to hear of any other businesse.”

54. Whitehall, 16 June 1641.-The same to the same Similar letter. "The King saythe he will seeko to get " money for my Br. Maurice, and then he may goe to “ what army he pleaseth. I want it very much myself, " and it is a ware hard to come by in these tiines.”

55. Whitehall, 1. March 1641. — The same to the same. Similar letter, nearly all in cypher.

56. Arný, 4th Oct. 1637. The same to the same. Similar letter.

57. 28th Nov. 1645.-The same to the same. Re specting his brother Edward's change of religion.

*58. 9th Jan. 1646.-The same to the same. Wishes his brother Rupert or Maurice would undertake the Venetian employment, instead of his brother Philip. “ The extremity of the cold hath not been felt these “ 30 yeares."

59. 17th April 1646.-The same to the same. The citizen who pretended to arrest him at the city feast is in restraint. The Venetians have concluded their treaty with his brother Philip.

60. 8th May 1646.- The same to the same. “ I hope “ afore my brother Philip parts that yr Mat will with " y blessings lay y' curse upon him if he change the " religion he hath been bred in.” “I doubt not but “ y Math knoweth afore this of the King's arrival wth " the Scottish army afore Newarke, having beene " some dayes privat in the French resident's Montreuil “ his howse neare it; it was ten days afore they knewc “ heere what was become of his Maty. I pray God that " this way he hath taken may produce his and his “ kingdomes welfare and security.”

61. 10th July 1646.-The same to the same. Apologizing for his words about his brother Philip.

62. 23rd Aug. 1646.-The same to the same. Begging the Queen to take Lody Stafford's daughter, Kate Killigrew, as a maid of honour.

63. 31st March 1647.- Anonymous and enigmatical letter, addressed, “ For my most deare brother, these,” in which the writer says, “ We have received yr letter “ by Mr. Legge.”

64. 1 April 1647. — Prince Charles Louis, Count Palatine, to Prince Rupert. In German.

65. Laval, 24th Feb. 1648.-Le Prince de Turenne to the Queen of Bohemia. (French.)

66. Cleve, 1 May 1649.—Prince Charles, Count Palatine, to the Queen of Bohemia. Letter of news.

67. Cleve. 24th May 1649.-The same to the same. “ The King's answer to the Scotts, as y* Maty is " pleased to relate it, is in my poore opinion very “ prudent, safe, and rationale." Excuses himself that he did not write to the Queen “yr sister” during his stay in England, nor since, “ for until the King and

“ Parlament were agreed, I beying wth the Parlament, DUKE OF “ it was not fitt nor safe I shoulde keep correspondence


P COITOSPonucucoBBRLAND. “ with her,” &c.

68. Heidelberg, 14 Sept. 1650.-The same to the me. “I doe not wonder att the King's complying wth " the Scotch, or Argyl's partye, in all things, since " once he trusted himselfe into their hands, &c.; they “ write from London that he hath done publike kirke “pennance; the truth whereof, if it be neasured “ according to the strictness of their discipline, may “ well not be doubted of; else I shall not give credit " unto it until I heare it from y' Maty."

69. Heidelberg, 3rd May 1641.—The same to the same.

70. Anonymous letter, without date or address, (French.)

71. Heidelberg, 26th Nov. 1653.-Charles, Princo Palatine, to the Queen of Bohemia.

72 and 73. Dec. 1653.--Three anonymous letters, in the same hand as No. 70, without address. (French.)

74. Heidelberg, 3rd Feb. 1654.-Charles, Prince Palatine, to the Queen of Bohemia. Is making preparation to receive her at Heidelberg.

75. Heidelberg, June 1654. The same to the same. Concerning his brother Maurice's release from captivity ; his brother Rupert is with him.

76. Heidelberg, 25th Aug. 1654.-Charles, Prince Palatine, to his brother Rupert (?). (French.) Sends him a decoration of St. George, which the goldsmith has made but roughly.

77. Heidelberg, 25th Sept. 1654.-The same to the same, at Vienna. Letter of political news. (French.)

78. Heidelberg, 18 Oct. 1651.-The same to the same. Similar letter. (French.)

79. Paris, 23rd April 1655.-B1. Choqueux to the Prince Palatine (?). Letter of political and court news.

80. Paris, 30th April 1655. –The same to the same. Similar letter.

81. Frankfort, May 1655.-A letter, in German, to the Colonel Commandant at Heidelberg.

82. No date.—The Queen of Bohemia to Prince Rupert. Respecting a letter relating to the Queen of England (?).

83. Heidelberg, 15th May 1655.-B" Pard. to Prince Rupert. (Italian.)

84. 1un 1655.-- Abraham Seldelbin to Prince Rupert. Concerning money matters.

85. Paris, 18th June 1658.-B1. Choqueux to the Prince Palatine (?). Letters of political and court news. See also part of a letter, No. 147. 86. Paris, 7th Aug. 1655.-M. Chalendade (?) to

- (French.) 87. Frankendal, 31st Dec. 1657.—The Prince Palatine to Prince Rupert, at Mayence.

88. Heidelberg, 21st July 1660.-The Prince Palatine to the Queen of Bohemia. Respecting the complaints of Mr. Henry Killigrew, who appears to have fought a duel at Heidelberg, of whom he says, “He will never “ leave his lying as long as his tongue can wagg.”

89. Heidelberg, Ang. 1660.-The same to the same. Concerning his dispute with the Marquis of Baden Baden.

90. Heidelberg, 29th Sept. 1660.- The same to the same. Lamenting the loss of his son (?) who died at Paris; also the death of the Duke of Gloucester.

91. Heidelberg, 10th Nov. 1660.--The same to the same. Has written to congratulate the Queen on her arrival in England. “I doe not know whether the King " y' nevew will invite his forraigne kindred to the late “ King's buriall, wch I heare is to be afore the corona“ tion, and whether I shall expect it. The mischeife “ is I cannot finde any of quality fitt to send, most of “ our noblemen (counts) hereabouts are either stupid " or fooles, and of noe breeding, and care for nothing " but good drincke.”

92. Heidelberg, 29th Dec. 1660.--The same io the same.-Respecting the surrender of Braunsberg.

93. Heidelberg, 13 Jan. 1661.-The same to the same. Pressing her to come and live at Heidelberg.

94. The Hague, 14, 1661. The Queen of Bohemia to the Prince Palatine (8). Letter of news.

95. Heidelberg, 26th Jan. 1661.–The Prince Palatino to the Queen of Bohemia. Concerning money matters.

96. Heidelberg, 2nd Feb. 1661.–The same to the same. Letter of news.

97. Heidelberg, 4th May 1661.-The same to ho same. Sending his daughter to the Queen.

98. Altley, 3rd Aug. 1661.–The same to the same, Vindicating himself concerning the sending of some “stuffe” which had belonged to his father.

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'99. Callander, 20th Sept. 1661.-The Earl of Calan. 127. Stolsena, Hanover, 14th Aug. - (*) The Duchess DUKE der to the Queen of Bohemia. Putting himself at her of Hanover to the Queen of Bohemia. Letter of com- NORTH

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pliment and news. 100. Hanover, 31st Oct. 1661.-(?) The Duchess of 128. (?) March 1671.-P. Elector Palatino to Prince Hanover to the Queen of Bohemia. (French.)

Rupert. A short note, 101. The Hague, 1st Jan. 1662.-G. K. de Sulovitz 129. No date.-Charles, Prince Palatine, to the Queen to the Queen of Bohemia at London. Applying for of Bohemia. News from the army. payment of arrears of wages. (French.)

130. Heidelberg, Aug.-The same to Prince Rupert, 102. The Hague, 20th — 1662.-- - to () the at Vienna Queen of Bohemia. Letter of news. (French.)

131. Digvertzigen, 10th Sept.-Charles, Prince Pala103. Paris, 6th Nov. 1662.-Anonymous to the Queen tine, to the Queen of Bohemia. Respecting the preof Bohemia (?). Letter of court news.

paration for his sister's marriage. 104. Nantes, 4th Feb. 1664.-Two fragments of a 132. No date. The same to the same. News from letter. (Frencb.)

the Court at London, partly in cypher. “The King 105. 12th March 1664.-Anonymous to Prince Rupert. “ sate yesterday at Van Dyke's for the Prince of (French.)

“ Orange, but yk Maty hath forgate to send me the 106. St. James', 8th Oct. 1664.—James, Duke of York, “ mesure of the picture; his howse is close by Blake to Prince Rupert. Order to sail with his fleet to the “ Friers, where the Quene saw Lodwick Carlile's second Downs, and thence to Spithead, there to await orders. “ part of Arviragus and Felicia acted, wch is hugely

107. St. James', 11th Oct. 1664.-The same to the “ liked of every one, he will not faile to send it to your same. The seamen who had been on short allowance " Maty." shall be paid for the time they were so, as has been : 133. No date.-The same to the same. A formal letter accustomed.

of good wishes, evidently written when very young. 108. St. James', 12th Oct. 1664.- The same to the 134. Yorke, 9th Aprill.-Charles I. to Prince Rupert (?). same. News having arrived that De Ruyter had vic Desiring him to take his forces to Newarke. His army tualled his ships at Cadiz, the King thinks he has gone found nothing at Pontefract, the enemy having evacuated to Guinny. The Prince is ordered to sail to Spithead, it at their approach'; they have followed them to Leeds, and to await orders.

which they have commenced to bombard to-day. Desires 109. St. James', 12th Oct. 1664.–The same to the him to send word what forces he has. Has only two samo. A copy of the same letter.

regiments of horse and of foot with him, but will bring 110. St. James', 2nd Nov. 1664.-The same to the a good part of the army to Newark if he beats the rebels, same. Order to turn over the men out of the company's as he hopes. His affairs go well here, there is only Hull ships into the King's ships.

to reduce, and then Yorkshire is free. The letter is 111. Berlin, 28 May 1665.—The Prince Palatine (?) to not signed, but is in Charles I.'s writing, and ends, Prince Rupert. Money matters.

“j'espere que vous cognoitres ma petite main." 112. Hampton Court, 18th July 1665.-James, Duke 135. No date.-Prince Rupert to - Col. Bardy of York, to the Principal Officers and Com's of H. M. has been unable to raise the troops according to his Navy. Order to make out bills for 2,0001. as a gift to instructions. Prince Rupert from the King.

136. Recit fidele et veritable des faits gestes et 113. Sir F. Richoust to Prince Rupert. Complimen- prouesses de la Contesse de Levenstein pretendue Amtary letter.

bassadrisse de sa Majeste durant son sejour à Breda. 114. No date.-King Charles I. to Prince Rupert. 137. York, 7th April.-Charles I. to Prince Rupert. He shall have no present occasion for his forces, there. Will come to him as soon as he can, he hopes in two fore he may proceed in his designe.

or three days. Desires him to go to Newarke with his 115. Oxford, Wed., 3 o'clock.—The same to the same. forces. Encouraging some design of the Prince's.

138. No date.-A note from some person to (?) Prince 116. The same to the same. Ordering him to come Rupert. Desiring him to come to him at once. to-morrow, and that horse and foot shall not so soon 139. No date.- Anonymous letter of complaint against be sent to winter quarters, “ for it is certaine that the one Capt. Slabetsky. “ rebelles advance.”

. 140. No date.-Anonymous (but the same as No. 138) 117. Bristol, 4th May.-Prince Charles of England to Prince Rupert. “A Monseigneur Robert, Monto Prince Rupert. Approves the disposal of the fort, “ seigneur le Prince au chapeau rouge." Offering his and agrees with him in his good opinion of Somerset service. Fox.

141. Edward (? brother of Prince Rupert) to the Queen 118. Whitehall, 27th June.-King Charles II. to of Bohemia, after the execution of Charles I. “Issi ou Prince Rupert. Has seen his letter to Lord Arlington. * ill y a des gens qui aiment mieux perdre la regence Men are difficult to be had for the ships. Desires him " qu'un bonnet rouge je ne say quelle vertu elle a : on to leave the fourth rate ships in the Swale, and man the “ parle presentement de tretter mes l'issue en est doutother ships with their crews.

teuse : je souhaite que sa reusisse en fin que les armes 119. Whitehall, 22nd July.-Charles II. to Prince “ de toute la Cristiennete tourne ver le detestable pajis Rupert. Supposes he cannot be ignorant of the counter " qui a ause sacriffyer son roy a sa rage. Et je meurs scuffel between my Lord of Buckingham and H. Killi " sen regret quant jauriez trampe mes mains den le grew. Sixty sail of ships were seen at anchor to the “ seng de ces meurtriers. Je supplye a V. M. de me westward of Portland, which he believes to be De Ruyter's “faire savoir ce que l'Electeur est resolu de faire car squadron.

" je croys quill ne le suffrira." 120 (a). Whitehall, 27th Oct.The same to the same. 142. Draft letter, in French, complimentary. As soon as he heard of the accident to his (Rupert's) 143. Strasburg, 29th May - M. de Lisle tohand, he at once sent Choqueu to him. “Have a Money matters. " care for yr self and yr health, for which I am so 144. On board the Philadelphia at Gravesend, 13th " much concerned.” Has been to Woolwich to see the Feb. 1685.-Will, Cowland to his brother. Desiring new ship launched. “I write to you without cere- him to come to him. “ monye, and pray you to do the like to me, for we 145. 5th July 1675.-Receipt for 3221. 10s. for monies “ are too good friends to use any."

spent for horses for Prince Rupert. 120 (6). No date.--Charles, Prince Palatine, to the 146. Du Souverayne, ce 6th Sept., 6 du matin (in the Queen of Bohemia. Recommending one Altoff for a Thames).-Prince Rupert to - The Indian fleet place in the school of Sutton's Hospital (Charterhouse). and convoy has passed Portsmouth. Send a frigate to

121. 25th April.—The same to the same. Long the Galloper to cruise there on the look-out for the letter of news.

enemy. Has ordered the Antelope to do the same. 122. The Hague, 29th April.—The Queen of Bohemia 147. No date.-Part of a letter from Choqueux. See to Prince Rupert.

Nos. 79, 80, 85. 123. The Hague, is May. The same to the same. 148. A note of money paide, 21st Dec. 1647, and llas had a visit of two days' duration from her nephews formerly, to Mrs. Harrington, by order from the Queen York and Gloucester Cromwell's agent has been sent of Bohemia. to the States to desire them to send them away, but the 149. 27th Nov. 1682.-Office copy of Prince Rupert's States give no answer.

will. 124. The Hague, 12th March. The same to the 150. A memorandum about Sir George Bromley, same. A long letter of news.

who was the great grandson of Ruperta, the natural 125. The Hague, 4th March. The same to the same. daughter of Prince Rupert. A similar letter.

126. The Hague, 1 Aug. 1655.-The same to the Holio. Temp. Elizabeth. A comicall History (in the same. A similar letter.

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Folio. Plays, vol. 2. Chaunge is no robberye, or the bearing down of the Inne; a comedye.. Ends, Finis, 1601. Prefixed is for the faery chace, act 4, scen. 3, Sir Philip Sidney's song.

Mahomet and his heaven, or Epimethea, graund Empresse of the deserts of Arabia, or a dreame of a drye summer, or the weather-woman; a tragæcomedye.

The faerye chace, or a forrest of elves; a pastorall.
A forrest tragedye in Vacunium, or Love's sacrifice.

The two Oxford libells. Buckley's libell, commencing, “What newes, John a Dogs, what newes P” Ends, Finis, Thomas Buckley. [See Wood's Fasti, vol. i., p. 171.1 Bastard's libel. Begins, “ Prologus.

“ Fye brethren, scholers, fye for shame;
“ Such yonker tricks among you still !
" Hath not learning learn'd to tame

" The wanton wyts of wanton Will ?” Ends :

“ Yours still will *Martin's bastard be, ER
" But bid, by brethren deare, adieu.

" Finis. Thomas Bastard.”.

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Folio Plays. Vol. 3. For the faery court. (As in vol. 2.) Auditoribus benevolis. Comodyes and pastoralls, with their songs; as also one booke of epigrammes, by W. P., Esquire [i.e. Will Percy. The cuck-quenes and the faery pastorall, or forest of elves, edited by Joseph Haslewood for the Roxburgh Club in 1824] ..... descriptum anno salutis 1646. The prologue generall.

The cuck-queanes and cuckolds errants, or the bear. ing down of the Inne. (The same as in vol. 2.)

Arabia sitiens, or a dreame of a drye yeare. (As in vol. 2.)

The forrest pastorall, or forrest of elves. (As in vol. 2.)

A forrest tragedye in vacunium, or Cupid's sacrifice. (As in vol. 2, but more complete. Finis, 1602.)

The aphrodysial, or fish-feast, 1602; a marinall.

Necromantes, or the two supposed beds; a comicall invention. Finis, 1632; with alterations, 1636. One singular booke of epigrammes. Finis, 1610.

The two Oxford libells. (Às in vol. 2. After “ Finis. “ Thomas Buckley” (in Buckley's libel), is added,

Buckler's libell. is added. " the poet.")

4to. 17th century. Celestine, or the tragick comedie of Calisto and Melibea. Dedicated to J. St., Esq. by J. M. (? John Marston). At the end a stanza “ To the “ right worshipfull and right worthie Knight, G. Tr. " (Treby P) the younger.” [See Halliwell's Dictionary of Old Plays, under Calistus and Celestina.]

Folio. 17th century. Notes on military subjects. On last written page but one, “A point of prudency “ in a generall. That it is doubtful whether a generall " that hath a desier to winne many followers to be sure “ to him had better take the way of affabilite wholy, to "deny nothing to any, or to be sterne, and not over “ subject to reward uppon slight occasions."

Folio 17th century. A booke of memorialls of things belonging to the warre, disorderly as yett disgested and not placed in order. pp. 1-599. Commences, “ All thos tables that doe follow and are tyed “ to these heads, noted with the letters of the alfabet, " the scope of them is to imbrace three kinds or natures " of the doctrine of the military profession.”

Folio. 17th century. A shorte militarie treatise contaninge all things needfull in an army, accordinge to the moderne use of the times. Begins, “ To make a “ warr well as it ought to bee made, 4 things are " principally required.” pp. 1-69. A shortte treatise concerninge the 3 military points (viz.) marchinge, lodginge, and fightinge. pp. 71-148. Ends, “Thou “knowest how to overcome, but not how to use thy “ victory.” With figures and diagrams. On last leaf, “ Ro. Harley."

A translation of Sallust, with annotations. Small 4to. On p. 234,“ Finis in vigiliis Sti Stephani, ano 1607.” At the end of the book, “ Finis ano 1603, Sept. 21, in “ vigiliis Sti Mathei Apost. ; reviewed this, 1606."

Folio. Discours des rangs et presseances de France. Année 1605.

Folio. Reports of cases decided in the Courts of Law,

Pasch. 33–Hill. 45 Elizabeth. pp. 1111. Begins, Edw. DUKE OF Elmer et Elizab. sa feme.” C. B. The last case is





Gregorie. C. B. Folio 17th century. Legal collections :

De modo Parliamenti tempore Regis Edwardi filii Regis Ethelwerdi. The argument and answers of Sir Anthony Browne (in defence of the title of Mary Queen of Scots to the throne of England). Translation of a minister's account of the possessions belonging to the inonastery of St. John's of Colchester. Petition of Sergeants at law to the King, 20th Oct. 1611, with respect to their precedence.

Stemmata Genealogica capitalium Justiciariorum de Bancis utrisque, 1615. Paper. Small 4to. 1615. The arms and pedigrees of the Chief Justices, dedieated to Sir Edward Coke, by William Burton.

Folio. 17th century. A treatise of the star chamber [by William Hudson, printed in Collectanea Juridica, vol. 2], divided into three parts; the first conteyninge vii. considerations; the second, xvii.; the third, xxvi. pp. 259.

Folio. A treatise of wills and executors; directorie to testators in the choyse of theire executors, &c. &c. [by Thomas Wentworth or Mr. Justice Dodderidge; first printed in 1641]. pp. 253.

Folio. Table of contents in MS. pasted down on flyleaf. On the fly-leaf, “A valuable family MS., J. “ Gamble.” Morocco, Earl of Northumberland's arms inlaid.

A discourse of the state of Spain, written in the year 1607, by Sir Charles Cornwallis, Knight, ambassador. pp. 1-39.

Questions made att the holdinge of a courte betweene the Lord Algernon Percie and Mr. Francis Powlton. pp. 41-69. **Pr. me, Richardum Ferrer. Rules sett downe by Mr. John Astell. pp. 71-73.

The maner and meanes wherby other countryes are able to give more for bullion than England, to carrie away our moneys, and undervalue our comodities, and overvalue theire owne. pp. 75-83.

Value of the moneys of the Low Countreys compared to the moneys of England. pp. 83–85.

Disadvantages of England hath by the inequallitie of the allowed par or moneys in reckoninge betweene the Low Countreys and us. pp. 86-90.

A project of moneys, by Mr. Andrew Palmer. pp. 91-97.

A discourse of the West Indies, written by Batista Antonio, the Kinge of Spain's surveyor in those parts, 1596. pp. 99-118.

Heere beginneth the prologue of litle treatice fol. lowing, wch is the descente of the Lords Percyes, made and compiled briefly by me. * William Gamble, clearke and secretary to the right noble Hen, of Northumberland. This appears to be a copy of Peeris's chronicle of the family of Percy, with two additional stanzas. pp. 119–138. [See ante, p. 108.]

The names of all the prisoners that have byne comitted to the Towre since the King's cominge into England. Begins with Doctor Sharpe, and includes the Earle of Northumberland and others " for suspicion “ or offenders in the powder treason,” Sir Allen Percy, the Countesse of Shrowsbery, " about the La. Arabel" lay's escape.” Ends with Doctor North. pp. 138-141.

Apostilings to the points of the Lords letters dated 28 of March 1605 on the behalfe of the Earle of Tyrconnell. pp. 143-144.

Letter of credence to Queen Elizabeth for the commissaries of the Emperor Rudolph 2nd, 15 March 1602. p. 145. [See ante, p. 15.]

Sir Thomas Overbury, his observations in his travells uppon the state of the 17 provinces and of France. pp. 147-169. [Printed, Harleian Miscellany, vol. 8, p. 362.)

An account of hereticks, 1st to 16th century, by Richard Ferrer, Gent. pp. 171-188.7

* (Marginal note.] 20th Aug. 1729. “He was, as I (Gamble of Bun" gay have heard), my great grandfather's brother, junr., and, as we " think, the same wch Mr. Camden mention in his Britania, tho' he or " his printer, thro' mistake writes him Gambold.”

+ Marginal note on p. 188.) “Aug. 20. 1729. John Gamble, of

Bungay, the son of John Gamble, late of Freethorp, who was the son 4 of Elizabeth (the daughter of the abovesaid Rich. Ferrer) and Rob. " Gamble, late of Southwood, (i.e.) my father's mother's father, who, “I have heard my father say, had about 5001. per annum, but in K. “ C. 1st's behall spent pt. & in Cromwell's time was plundered out of "the other. The abovesaid Rob. Gamble's father surviving him, his " son was also plundred, forced to lend 2001, on the publick faith * (which was never repaid), and at last was forced to fly his habitation “ and live incognito."

Marginal note.] “Your servaunt Martin Mar-Prelats bird or Martin Coiledge first Scholler not long. New colledge his second "nurserye." [See Wood's Athena, vol. 2, p. 227.] “Mync author,

Laurence Mychelborne," occurs in the prologus


Duke A project of partnership of two iron workes, whereof Folio. The priviledges of the baronage of England


one is alreadie erected, and the other, viz. a furnace when they sitt in Parliament, collected by Mr. Selden, BERLA BERLAND

and a double forge, is intended to be erected, havinge of the Inner Temple. pp. 104. (Appears to vary very
waters and other necessaries fittinge for the same, at slightly from the printed copy.]
Nockfergoes. pp. 189-190. (Note in pencil by Bp. Folio. A relation of the proceedings against ambas-
Percy relative to Dr. Coward, and pedigrees showing sadors whoe have miscarried themselves, &c., written
the connection between the Cowards, Gambles, Ferrers, by Sir Robert Cotton, 27th of Aprill, A.D. 1624. pp.
and Percys.]

1-6. [As printed, 1651.7
The jorney of Cadez, by Sir Francis Vere, written by Discourse of the office of Earle Marshall, written by
Richard Ferrer; the island journey; the defeate at Sir R. Cotton. pp. 1, 2. [Not as printed in Hearne's
Tournholt; the battle of Newport. pp. 193–237. Discourses.)
[Printed, Vere's Commentaries, folio, Camb., 1657.] Reasons that court of Marshalsey may fitly be enabled

The politia of the United Provinces. pp. 239-247. in certaine causes to hould plea of all manner of tres

The 'chardge of workinge a mounte of copper ure passes, &c. [As printed by Hearne.]
weekly in a house, and what benefitt it will yeald. Discourse of the office of the Lord Steward of Eng-
p. 248.

land, written by Sir R. Cotton. pp. 5–10. [As printed
A briefe discourse of the greate Mogol, his strength, in Hearne's Discourses, with slight variations.]
wealth, and governmente, written by Rich. Farrer Do. of the Steward of the Kinge's household. pp.
(secretary to ye Erl of Sandwich). pp. 249–256.

11-14. [As printed in Hearne's Discourses.]
Another copy of the preceding MS. Folio. Paper, Do. of Lord High Steward, collected by Mr. Wil-
bound in vellum, 17th century. On cover “A discourse liam Cambden. pp. 15–17. [As printed in Hearne's
“ of the state of Spain, by Charles Cornwallis, 1607.” Discourses.)
pp. 198. On the fly-leaf the date 1656 is written, and Do. of Lord High Constable, by Sir R. Cotton.
pasted on the fly-leaf is a leaf from a printed catalogue, pp. 1, 18-20. [As printed in Hearne's Discourses.]
lot 3,628, with a list of the contents, and with addi• The office of Earle Marshall, &c., by Sir Rob. Cotton.
tions in the handwriting of Bp. Percy, headed “Sale of pp. 21-36. [As printed in Hearne's Discourses.]
“ books by auction by Mr. Paterson at Essex House Records (relating to defence, war, the army, &c.),
" in Dec. 1774."

collected by Sir Robert Cotton. It commences “King
[In this MS. “ Sir Thomas Overburie's observations " “ John ordered in councell that everie nynth man should
and the “ account of heretics” are omitted, and the “ finde the 10 at their oune chardges." pp. 39–105.
“ Descents of the Lords Percies” is “ by me, William Extracts out of the records of the Tower, wherein may
Peers, clarke and secretary to ye right noble Henrie bee collected by what meanes the Kinges of England
" of Northumberland,” and the name of Ferrer is have from tyme to tyme and may raise moneyes, writ-
always omitted.?

ten by Sir Robert Cotton. pp. 108–133. [As printed,
Folio. A booke of all such privie seales (for raising 1651.1
money in the city of London, 1611, 12] as weare A declaration of the office of the Lord Threasurer of
delivered to Sir John Swinnerton, Knight, collector, England, and of all offices under him, and of all such
The whole receipte in generall amounted to the some as have any waye to do with the Revennewe of the
of 6,3411. 68. 8d.

Crowne. Paper. Small 4to. 17th century.
4to. The life and death of Prince Henry, togeather An Alphabet of Arms. Paper. Folio. Ff. 360. A
with bis funeralls, [composed by a gentleman of the large collection of coats of arms arranged nearly alpha-
Prince's Beddechamber; copied and presented to Sir betically by the names of the families. They are neatly
John Keyes, Knighte, his Majesty's surveyor of the drawn, and appear from the following note on the fly-
ordinance, by Cornelius Baxter], who was borne at leaf to have been collected about the year 1628. “In
Streurlinge Castell, on Tuesday the 19th of Februarie “ this booke the first day of December 1628, there
1594, and deceased at St. Jeamesis on Fridaye the sixth " were of severall coates 10166."
of November 1612. Ends-

Folio. Register book of letters from Sir Isaac Wake,
Did hee dye younge Oh no, it could not bee,

ambassador at Paris, to Lord Dorchester (Secretary of
For I know few that lived so longe, but hee :

State) and others. April 14, 1631 to May 19, 1632.
Till God and all men loved him, then be bould

4to. Lettere del Sig. Pietro Venerosi ex libris V. J.
The man that lives so longe, must needs dye onld.

D. Dominici Pelesis in Napoli per Domenico Maccarano,
Folio. A conference of pleasure, by Francis Bacon.

1635. pp. 161.

Folio. The muster booke of the trayned souldiers in
With the MS. is bound up a large paper copy of the the county of Wiltes. 1637.
printed work (1870).

Folio. A letter, signed “Regicola Publicola," ad- .
Folio. Paper. 17th century. Severall speeches [5] dressed Au Roy (Charles I.), ľadvising him not to
made by Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Keeper of the Great quarrel with his Parliament], and commencing “Sir,
Seale of England. , pp. 1-16. A collection of severall

• I am not ignorant that to advise your Majesty (who letters (397 written by Sir Francis Bacon. pp. 1-51.

have daily the actions of all nations layd before you The last letter (39), a letter written after his fall to an “ by your publicke ministers at home and abroade) unknowne person, begins “Sir, clouds of misery darken " would savour both of imprudency and arrogancy. “ so much such as are not in the sunneshine of pros

" And I knowe in this I shall doe no otherwise then peritie," &c. There appear to be important ?)

" as as if one of the presumptuous heathen should have
variations from the texts as printed by Mr. Spedding. “ dared to give counsell to Apollo, of whom hee should

Folio. Paper. 17th century. Tom Tell troath, or " have humbly craved it.” On the fly-leaf, “For the
a free discourse touching the murmurs of the tyme, “ right and truely honourable Lord the Earle of North-
directed to his Ma'ic by way of humble advertisement. " umberland.”
A libel, P temp. James I. Commences, “Since they Folio. A remonstrance delivered unto his Majtic in
“ that have the honor to appertaine unto you, have writing, after the inhibicion given by him to the lower
“ neither the courage nor the conscience to acquaint House of Parliament, as well by word of mouth as by
! you with the fearfull discontents of the tyme.” pp. letters, not to procede in the examininge his right to
1-43. The forerunner of revendge uppon the Duke of impose without assent of Parliament.
Buckingham, for the poysoning of the most potent King Severall speeches made in the Parliament holden att
James of happie memorie, King of Gt. Brittaine, &c., Westminster, begunne the xvijll of March. Ano ijo
and the Lord Hamilton and others of the nobilitie, dis Caroli Regis, 1627, together wth ye names of ye Lords
covered by Mr. George Eaglesham, one of King James

Spirituall and Temporall and Commons then assembled.
his phisicions for his Majestie's person above the space Paper. 4to, 3 vols. The first paper is a printed paper,
of ten yeares. Franckfurt, 16

pp. 1-22.

entitled :-“The order and manner of the sitting of
[Printed at London in 1642.]

" the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, as Peeres of the
Folio. Paper. 17th century. Observations politicall “ realme, &c., and of the knights of the shire, citizens,
and civill; the preface signed W.B. Commences, “A “ burgesses, and barons of the Cinque Ports, for the
“ commonweale is a certaine soveraigne government of “ House of Commons. London, printed for Thomas
“ many familyes with those things that are among “ Walkley, at tbe signe of the Eagle and Childe, at
" them.” pp. 1-134. The five yeares of King James, “ Brittaines Bursse, 1628.” The rest of the 3 vols.
or of the condicon of the state of England, and the consists of MS. copies of speeches, to which there is
relation it had to other provinces. pp. 1-106; preceded. an index at the end of each volume.
by a table of 4 leaves. [By Sir Fulk Grevill, Lord Folio. Modus tenendi Parliamentum apud Anglos.

Folio. Modus tenendi Parliamentum
Brooke ? Printed, Harleian Miscellany, vol. 7, p. 407.] Composed by Mr. Elsinge, clarke of the Upper House

4to. England's epinomis, written by John Selden, of of Parliament. Paper. Small folio. (As printed,
the Inner Temple, Esquier. pp. 74. [Printed in his 1768). pp. 1-135.'* A parliament holden at West-
works, vol. 3, p. 5.]

minster on Frydaie the 23rd day of Januarie, in

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