Imagens das páginas

ujrrs taining, as appears by the table of contents, The Flower and ijf"* the leaf,* and part of the Complaint of Mars, of which only the last 32 stanzas are here.

The Declaration of deth of pite.

Begins, " Pite that I have sought."

The assemble of ladyes.

The complaint of Annelada against Arcile, the fals Theban Knight. (43 stanzas.)

Begins, " O thou fers god of Armes the rede,"
Ends, " That shapen was as ye may plainly here."
The assemble of foules.

The ye and the hert. (103 stanzas of 8 lines.)
Begins, " In the first weke of the seison of May,"
Ends, " That to all he desires he may attayne."
La belle dame sans mercy.
The chorle and the birde.
Envoy of 8, beginning, " Go little quayer."
Folio, paper, 15th century.—The Temple of Glasse.
Quarto, paper, 17th century.—Poems by various authors.
". . . . and with you bring along."
(Three verses of eight, by A. Cowley.)

.Eneas and Dido, translated out of the 4th book of Virgil
(by Mr. Godolphin).
Begins " Mean while the Queen fanning a secret fire.

In her own breast resolves a deep desire."
Poem by Edmund Waller on the Admiral] taking and
destroying the Spanish silver fleet.

Verses to Cowley on his Davideis, by Lord Brohill
(Broghill):—and return verses by Cowley.
Two other poems by Waller.

Folio, paper,'17th century.—Adversaria by William
Burton (the Antiquary, and master of the free Grammar
School at Kingston-on-Thames). This was probably a Col-
lection for his Commentary on the Itinerary of Antoninus.
The examples are chiefly from Strabo, Casaubon, Meursius,
Heinsius, and Camden: and all relate to this country.

Quarto, paper, 17th century.—Copies of English and Latin poems, chiefly in W. Burton's handwriting. Some are Burton's own compositions.' The volume contains a Latin letter to Dr. Wats, and a Latin letter to Clement Barkesdale with a Latin poem.

Folio, paper, 17th century.—Miscellaneous English and Latin prose and poetry, in Burton's handwriting (about 12 or 14 leaves). One of the poems is on the death of Ed. Vaughan, May 14, 1637 by Alex. Gil.

Quarto, paper, 17th century.—Miscellanea, by Sir Thomas Higgins, of Grewell, Co. Hants, Envoy to Saxony and afterwards Ambassador to Vienna.

Copy of Latin letter by William, Archbishop of Canterbury, to the University of Oxford, with a present of books. Dated Lambeth, 30th Oct. 1640: and the reply by the University, dated 9th Nov. 1640.

My speech at the Investiture of the Elector of Saxe in the Palace of Dresden, on Easter Tuesday, 1669.

.Folio, paper.—Entry book of Henry Gold, County Clerk, for the Hundred of Ilchester, Co. Somerset, of Actions brought in the township of the same Hundred, 1629-1650.

Several Longleat Household Accounts, from the middle of the 16th to the end of the 17th century.—Accounts for the building of Longleat; wages to workmen, &c.

One in 1673 (and probably others) contains the names of the Visitors to the House.


Quarto, 13th century. Miscellaneous extracts from the Classics.

Folio, paper. The Character of a Trimmer by Sir William Coventry. (This has been printed.)

Small folio, vellum, 14th century.—After four French verses, come 28 moral rules in Latin, from various authors: each followed by four (the last two by more) lines of French verse in illustration, viz.:

Syrak. Non te pigeat visitare infirmos, &c. Ne ltssez pas de visiter Les malades de bon queor, Par tut ferrez plus porfit En lamour douz Jhu Crist. 2. Ysagogeinmoralem philosophiam. Begins " Moralium "dogma philosophorum per multa dispersa volumina." Extracts from various authors (chiefly Cicero) on moral subjects. De Honesto, De prudentia, De justitia, &c.

Fol. 21. Incipiunt sententie philosophorum, begin " Nulle "sunt occultiores insidie," followed by Proverbs in alphabetical order.

Fol. 27. Provcrbia Varronis philosophi: mostly in verse (hexameters and pentameters) although written like prose. Fol. 29. Epitaphium Roberti Episcopi.

* Mr. Furnivall says that 110 manuscript of this poem is known to ciiit.

Begins " Hie humilis dives res mira pote ns pius ultor." Mahquis

Fol. 30. De pressure, Anglise. or Bath.

Fol. 34. Exitus libri (in red). Oratio Henrici; in five hexameters. (Autograph of Hen. Spelman.)

Then come Decreta Willelmi Regis qui Angliam conquisivit. Hie intimatur quod Willelmus Rex Anglorum cum principibus suis constituit post conquestum Anglic. (Epitome and heads) followed by

Leges Ed wardi Regis quas in Anglia tenuit et que Willelmus heres et cognatus ejus postea confirmavit.—Post acquisitionem Anglie Willelmus (in his 4th year had the laws collected). Then come the laws, beginning with " De clericis "et possessionibus eorum, Omnes clericus. . . . (32 leaves.)

Extracts from other histories about the laws (Latin).

Quomodo Sancta Margareta mater David regis Scotorum, &c. Begins " Iste vero prefatus Edmundus."

History and genealogy of the Dukes of Normandy. (Latin.)

Summa magistri Guydonis de competent! dictamine. (75 leaves in double columns). Begins " Quasi modo geniti "infantes lac concupiscentes."

Cap. 1. De viciis expetendis et virtutibus inferendis.

On the inter-relations of different classes. Forms of letters to and from divers persons, and harangues: ending with " Arengua pacis."

Folio. Accounts of Baron Gregorie and Sir Thomas Tliynne, as executors of the will of Frances, Duchess Dowager of Somerset.—1674. July 2, Inventory, &c. (36 pp.). The total was 32.40U. 17«. lid.—To her estate are devoted 288 pp.

Small octavo, 13th century. (30 leaves of thick parchment.)

Versus Cenom' episcopi de Roma.
Begins, " Dum simulacra mihi."
Versus ejusdem de destructione Roma1.
Versus de se et de fortuna."
Idem. Ad virginem quamdam.
Idem. Ad Hugonem.
Idem. Ad Odonem.

Idem. De Virgine Liguren. ,

Passio S. Laurencii Martyris. ■ (10 pp.)

Begins, " A Decio tentus gladeoque furente peremptus."

Passio S. Victorii a presule Lingorum versifice. (15 pp.)

Passio S. Mauricii et sociorum ejus. (3^ pp.)

Conversio Sancte Taydis. (5 pp.)

Versus ad Hugonem directi, de ordine monastico. (2 pp.)

Other Latin verses. Of the Devil, of Susanna and the Elders, of Joseph sold by his Brethren, of Marbodius, &c.

Small quarto, vellum, 15th century. Latin; wanting the beginning and end.—Opinions of Jews, Persians, and Indians on the various parts of the body, on men and women, on the earth, fountains, &c. (About 60 leaves.)

Quarto, vellum, 15th century.—That the inner having of a man schuld be lyke unto the outer.

Begins, " Gentle sister in Jhu Christ, pray that in the "callynge."

Ends, " Has the sta contemplatif. Ye grace of

"our Lord Criste be withe you. Amen." (89


Quarto, vellum, end of 13th century.—A collection of .
Statutes and Law Tracts in French and Latin.
Vetera Statuta.
Judicium essoniorum.
Quot modis sunt essonia calumpnianda.
Quando non jacet essonium.
Extenta manerii.
Parva Hengham.
Summa Cassandi brevia artX.
Registrum Brevium, Ccta.
Quarto, vellum, 14th century. (16 leaves.)
De officio Coronatoris.
Statutum Wyntoiiiae.

De appellis. Begins, "Appellum est querela hommis "facta." (10 pp.)

De feodis Regis. Begins, " Inquiratur in itinere justi"ciariorum de ecclesiis cathedralibus." Ends with the article "Item de forstallariis et capientibus carectas ad "opus Regis."

Folio, paper, 17th century.—Negociations de M. le Marechal de Bassompierrc envoye Ambassadeur en Angleterre, 1626. After the Marshal's letter to Buckingham (by order of the King), 8th Jan. 1627, are Propositions which the King ordered to be made in England by M. du Moulin.

Folio, paper, 17th century.—Memoire des Ambassadeurs ordinaires et extraordinaires, nonces, residena on gentilhommes envoyes, venus en France de la part du Pape, de l'Empereur, dea Roys, &c. depuis le 20 Feb. 1634, jusqu' au mois de May 1639; avec les memoires baillez. (/2


Maequib There are particular notices of the ceremonies with which 01 Bath, they were received, and of the points of Etiquette. England — is mentioned in the Table (of 4 leaves), but I did not see it in the text.

Folio, paper (about 52 leaves).—Expenses attending Sir B. Whitelocke's Embassy to Sweden, between the date of the embarkation, 5th November 1653, and 23rd June 1654.

John Walker was the accountant, and one of his receipts is there.

Thick folio, paper.—Memoirs of the Swedish Embassy. By B. Whitelocke. Much of this is in Whitelocke's own hand, and much copied from his by an amanuensis. From this he must have compiled the MS. from which the printed work (2 vols, quarto, 1/72) was taken, which, however, is not in the same words. Moreover, this MS. contains additional memoranda. But the print has also other additions. In this original Whitelocke's memoirs are in French and Latin, and a Few ciphers. It was, seemingly, the book kept by Whitelocke while in Sweden, and wherein he set down his notes at once.

Four volumes, folio.—Commencing with the Commission by James I. to Sir Isaac Wake, dated 5th Dec. 1614. Then follow copies of letters by Sir Isaac Wake, from June 1615 to Oct. 1623. He was Ambassador to the Court of Savoy. He dates from Turin, and the letters are to Naunton, Lake, and Calvert.

Two volumes, folio.—Copies of letters by Sir John Thynne, Viscount Weymouth, while Ambassador in Sweden. 15th Jan. 166? to 30th Dec. 1668. They are mostly addressed to Secretary Morice.

Folio. Project of a Marine Treaty between Charles II. and Muley Ishmael, Emperor of Morocco, in 168? ; and Report in favour of it by the Commissioners of the Navy, dated 26th Jan. 168^; and 2 pp. of autograph comments on some of the Articles.

Folio. Copies of Official Letters by Henry Coventry, Secretary of State, while Ambassador in Sweden, from Oct. 1664 to 9th May 1666; chiefly to Secretary Morice and Lord Arlington. The writer was third son of Thomas, afterwards Baron Coventry.

Folio. Copies of official letters by Henry Coventry, while Ambassador at Breda, from May to Sept. 2,166/.

Ten volumes folio. Official letters of Henry Coventry, Secretary of State, to several persons. 1672-1680*

Vol. I., Jan. 1, 1672, to 10th Jan. 1679. Reversing the volume are found some letters from 11th Nov. 16/2 to 20th Nov. 1678. This volume is lettered Extraordinary Correspondence. The letters are miscellaneous and varied. On 25th Aug. 1679, in a letter to Mr. Creed, he says in a PS., " His Majesty hath had a fitt again this night, but it "is gone of with a great sweat, and he is much refreshed "with 2 hours sleep, and is in a good temper." The letters are mostly dated from Whitehall and Windsor.

Vol. II., July 1672 to Jan. 1679. Dated mostly from Whitehall.

Vol. III. (labelled) Ireland. Oct. 1674 _to April 1680. For Scotland there are six letters, Nov. 16/7 to May 1678. The letters are addressed to the Earl of Essex and the Duke of Ormonde. •

IV., Denmark. 1st Nov. 1672 to 8-18th Dec. 1676. The letters are addressed to the Duke of Richmond, Mr. Henshaw, and Sir Jno. Paull.—Sweden, 1st Nov. 1672 to 28th Oct. 1678, addressed to Sir Edward Wood.

Vol. V., France and Spam.France, 17th Sept. 1674 to 30th April 1677, addressed to Sir William Lock hart, Lord Berkeley, Mr. Montague, Mr. Brisban.—Spain, 17th Sept. 1674 to 2nd April 1677, addressed to Sir W. Godolphin.

Vol. VI., Italy and Turkey.—Italy, 1st Oct. 16/4 to 19th March 1679 (about 40 leaves), addressed to Sir Thomas Higgons, Sir Bernard Gaskins, Mr. Leggatt, and Mr. Soames.—Turkey (10 leaves), 6th Nov. 16/4 to \% Oct. 1679, addressed to Sir John Finch.

Vol. VII., Holland and Flanders.—Holland, 20th Oct. 1674 to 27th Aug. 1679, addressed to Sir W. Temple, the Earl of Arlington, Ambassador Hyde, Ambassador Jenkins, and Mr. Sydney (Envoy Extraordinary).—Flanders, 9th Nov. 1674 to 19th March 16£g, addressed to Mr., afterward Sir Richard Bulstrode.

Vol. VIII., Nimeguen.—Jan. 1675 to 24th June 1679, addressed to Sir Leoline Jenkins, Lord Berkeley and Hyde.

Vol. IX., France and Spain.—France, May 1G/7 to 5th April 1680, addressed to Ambassador Montague, Lord Sunderland, and Mr. Savile.—In a letter to Montague, dated 25th March 1678, he says that the Commons press the King to a declaration of War; that he cannot make any other proposition with the consent of the Allies. A private

• There are at Longleat three large boxes full of Coventry papers, not yet examined. The contents will, I believe, be found very important.

memorandum in Coventry's handwriting accompanies, of certain terms for the French King.—Spain, -,7T May °* Bath. 1677 to 1st May 16/9. The letters are addressed to Sir" W. Godolphin and Sir Henry Goodrich: the last letter is to Mr. Brisbane, in cipher.

Vol. X., Portugal. 21st Dec. 1674 to 5th April 1680, addressed to Mr. Parry, Consul at Lisbon.

The Plantations (Barbadoes, &c), Tripoli, Algiers. 21st Dec. 1674 to 3rd Sept. 1677, addressed to Sir Jonathan Atkins (at Barbadoes), Lord Vaughan, Lord* Inchiquin, and Sir Peter Fairborne (at Tangiers), Sir Henry Morgan (at Jamaica), Mr. Martin (Consul at Algiers), Sir John Worborough, Sir W. Berkeley (Governor of Virginia), Sir Henry Chicheley, Major Andrews (Governor of New York); the Earl of Carlisle, and others.

28 folio volumes, unbound, of papers collected by Whitelocke.

Volumes I. to XX. contain papers from 1562 to 1684. The other volumes are not marked as dated. I have made notes of some of the contents.

Vol. I., 1590. Copy of Queen Elizabeth's Instructions in a voyage to ascertain what preparations were making by Spain.

Order of procession at the funeral of Sir Christopher Hatton.

1606, Nov. 27. Bond of Thomas Shakespeare of Lutterworth, Co. Leicester, to James Whitelocke for 26*. Sd.

1607. Two papers in the matter of a quarrel between Sir W. Pope and Sir David Williams, Judge of the King's Bench, for oppression, &c. of Sir W. Pope at Oxford. Williams is acquitted.

1615, &c. Papers relating to Sweden.

1618, Dec. 21. Copy of letter by Sir R. Naunton to (Sir D. Carleton ?), about the States claiming the right of fishing on the coast of England. "The King is angry and "doth not expect to be taught the laws of Nations by "them or their Grotius."

Law and other papers by Sir James Whitelocke (1620?). Petition of Elizabeth Savery, wife of Robert Savery of Lechlade, Co. Gloucester, to Sir J. Whitelocke and the Justices of Assise for the County on behalf of Richard Rudson, aged 11 years, charged with stealing a silver spoon.

Vol. II. 1621, &c. Papers about Sweden ;—the Merchant Adventurers;—the Council of the Marches. Many papers relating to the Administration of Justice in Wales and Chester. (Sir James Whitelocke was Chief Justice of Chester).—Letters by Williams, Bishop of Lincoln.—Papers relating to Denmark.

Vol. III. 1626-1688. Calendars of prisoners for trial at Northampton, Rutland, Lincoln, the charges against them, and the results. The like for Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Warwick, &c. The gaol of Lancaster (many).

(1626?). Letters (by Sir James Whitelocke to his wife); containing News; parliamentary intelligence; Impeachment of Buckingham.—Official letters about Popish Recusants. Abuses in the Court of Common Pleas.

1627, On a case of Habeas Corpus: Notes of precedents, and arguments by Sir James Whitelocke.

I62i, Feb. 7- Decree of Chancery in the case of Sir Arnold Herbert and others r. Laurence Lownes and others, setting aside certain conveyances obtained by fraud.

(1628, March?). Instructions to Shipwrights sent to Virginia to procure masts and ships, timber out of the woods of that country.—Instructions to Captain John Harvey, Governor there;—and proposed additions; for him to carry on war against the Natives.

1628, Nov. Orders set down by the Judges to be observed by Readers in the Inns of Court.

Vol. IV.—(1629, May). Brief in a case in the Star Chamber against John Selden for intending to further and cherish seditious Rumours against the King by copying and publishing the Proposition, &c.

1629, Dec. 31. Answer of the States General to the Report of their Commissioners, deputed to confer with Sir Henry Vane about the Amboyna business.

(1629). Instructions to Sir Thomas Roe, Ambassador to the King of Poland and other Princes and States in the Eastern parts.

(1629). Notes by Sir James Whitelocke, respecting the King's right to punish abuses of the privilege of Parliament. (Quaere, in re Sir John Eliot.)

Reasons alleged by Mason as Counsel for Sir John Eliot.

Papers about Inclosures, Saltpetre, and Knighthood.

Many papers about Justice of the Peace business.

Vol. V. 1631 -1632.—Papers on Justice of the Peace business. Bonds from various persons to appear in suits.

1631, July 14. King's letter to the Justices of Assize, to proceed against rioteTS in the forests of Dean and Fechenham.

1631, Aug. 19. Original Latin letter by Gustavus Adol

uajcia phus, King of Sweden, to Charles I., asking permission Bath, for Sir Arthur Aston to raise eight Companies of foot for his service. (Seal.)

Petitions by and for prisoners.

1632, Sept. 7. Letter of Credence by Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, for the Marquis of Hamilton, leaving the King for England.

Vol. VI. (1633-1635.)

163}, Feb. 18. Petition of the inhabitants of Kidderminster to the King for confirmation of their old privileges, and for a new Charter; and other papers about it: viz. Reference to Noy the Attorney-General;—his report; and reference to prepare a Grant of Incorporation.

1633, Oct. 15. Report by Lord Keeper Cottington and Noy the Attorney-General to the King about the right of Mr. Burrell and Captain Gilbert to an engine invented some years since for taking up gravel and sand from the Thames.

Several letters by Bulstrode Whitelocke.

1634, Sept. 23. Mayence.—Axel Oxenstiern, Chancellor of Sweden, to Sir Robert Anstruther, English Ambassador in Germany:—hoped to have spoken with him, but the difficulties arising out of the battle of Nordlingen will excuse him. Speaks of the necessity of the interference of the King of England to stay the progress of the common enemy.

1634, Sept. 29. Answer by. Anstruther.—He promises 'to lay Oxenstiem's proposal before the King. He has written on the subject by the bearer his servant whom he is sending to England.

1634, Oct. 20. Copy of King's letter to the bailiffs of Ipswich, Oxford, &c, &c, and to the sheriffs of the Counties of Suffolk and Essex, to provide a ship of 700 tons with 250 mariners and proper ordnance, ammunition, and victuals for 26 weeks, to be by the 1st of March, at Portsmouth.

Papers about the Merchant Adventurers and the Staple.

(1634?). Observations by Bulstrode Whitelocke in France on the various degrees of lawyers in that country; with the mode of admission of advocates; also on the insolent behaviour of the students of the University of Paris.

163£, Jan. 11. William Culpepper, sheriff of Sussex, to the Council. Certifies proceedings for levy of ship money. Has raised 9481, from the Western parts of the County, and has an appointment on the 15th to receive the share of the Eastern parts.

163f, Jan. Repairs of St. Paul's.

163$, Jan. 30. Kidderminster Petition for confirmation of their Incorporation, &c.—Order of the King that the Charter should pass as prepared by Noy, A. G.'

1635, June 4. Brief in the Star Chamber; AttorneyGeneral t. Thomas Violett, Francis Chapman, and others, for transportation of gold.

(1635), June 24. Journal written from the fleet in the Narrow Seas by Sir]William Monson, Vice Admiral thereof, to the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, from 8th of June to that day. He details their operations with a view to bring about a meeting between the English fleet and the combined fleets of France and Holland.

1635, Nov. 13. Petition of Sir Saunders Duncombe, one of the King's Gentlemen Pensioners. He mentions his Patent for the sole benefit of putting to hire all covered chairs or hand litters in London and Westminster, and prays that he may have the sole privilege of making, selling and putting to hire all such chairs in all other places in the Kingdom.—November 19. A reference to the Attorney-General or Solicitor-General to prepare a book according to the Petition.

1635, April 14. Proposition of Baron John Skytte, Ambassador of Sweden, for a league between England and Sweden, and for assistance in case of war with Poland.— And Answer, by the King's Command, to the Proposition, (fo. 94-129.)

1635. Note of all Ships to be provided in England and Wales by the 1st of March .163$, with their burthens, men, and charges. (55 ships at a charge of 218,500/.)

Vol. VII. (1636-1639).

163|, Jan. 5. Petition of Richard Freeborne, servant to James, Duke of Lenox, to the King, for a grant for 30 years of the sole gathering of a sea weed called Oaze, which may be advantageous to the Kingdom in saving of straw

and fodder for cattle and other necessaries and

reference to the Attorney-General or Solicitor-General to prepare a Bill accordingly.

1636, March 30. Petition of Wm. Westby, for the sole benefit of an invention for making pan or Flanders tiles:— And a Reference to the A. G. or S. G. to prepare a book accordingly.

1636, April 13. Letter to Bulstrode Whitelocke by Ed- Mabijuis ward Hyde—The plague is in town. "or Bath.

Many petitions of various kinds.

1636, April 15. Decree of the Lord Keeper in the case of Edmund Terrey and others e. Sir Edmund Fowler and others, on a question under the Will of William Bowes, father of Anne, wife of Sir E. Fowler.—It was held that under a bequest half of residue to grand children and greatgrand children, those living at the testator's death and at the time when the residue became divisible were entitled.

1636, May 5. Petition for a Patent for 21 years for Refreshment boats on the Thames.—And reference to the A. G. or S. G. to prepare a Bill.

Petition to be allowed to suffer a recovery of land to pay debts.

Petition for remission of fines.

1636, Dec. 21. Separate examination of John Rowscwell, clerk, Vicar of Dowltinge, Co. Somerset and others, before Bishop Pierce of Bath and Wells, and the Archdeacon of Wells, and a Justice of the Peace, touching the book spread in the county of Somerset called " The Divine "Tragedy lately acted, or God's judgments upon Sabbath "breakers." The copies in question were traced home to John Ash of Freshford, clothier, who received a fardell containing 200 of these books sent anonymously from London, with instructions to sell them at Sd. each, and remit the money to Henry Burton, a minister in London. (Indorsed by William Dell, Secretary to Archbishop Laud.) .

(1636.) Other informations of more dispersions of the late libels, chiefly relating to the book called "News from "Ipswich."

(1637 ?) Petition of Bishop (Williams) of Lincoln to the King, asking for further time to prepare his answer to the Information against him.—Brief in the matter, and other papers.

(1637?) Notes of charge against W. Prynne that he was the author of the "Tragedy of God's Judgments, &c," and also of the " News from Ipswich."

Letters by Edward Hyde to Bulstrode Whitelocke.

Vol. VIII, (1640-1642).

16J#, Jan. 7. Notes by Edward Nicholas of business to be transacted by the Council of War; with a subsequent list of Orders made since that day. These relate to military preparations in the North of England, pay and provisions to soldiers, and supply of ordnance and ammunition.

Accounts of profits of the Court of Common Pleas.

Parliamentary Elections, Co. Bucks.

Petitions, by the Merchant Adventurers trading to Guernsey and the Low Countries, &c.°, &c, clothiers, Co. Somerset, &c.

A Star Chamber Case.

1641, July 1. Notes oy Bulstrode Whitelocke of business transacted by the House of Commons, concerning breach of privileges of the Commons by orders of the Lords.

1641, July 7- Notes of Discussion in the House of Commons on the King's message of the 5th instant respecting a Manifesto on behalf of the Elector Palatine.

Parliamentary proceedings; Irish rebellion, and Papists.

1641, Nov. 1/. Speech of the Venetian Ambassador at the Council, regarding the opening of his letters.

(1642, April.) Letter (imperfect at beginning) about operations of troops under Lord Ormond and Lieut.-Col. Monk engaged in the suppression of the Rebellion in Ireland.

Letters by Edward Hyde to Bulstrode Whitelocke.
Paper about the Glass-makers.

Vol. IX. (1641-1648).
House of Commons Business.

164$, Jan. 5, Oxford. Attested copy of the King's letter to his Generals, &c, to permit certain of the Lords and Commons assembled at Westminster, together with certain Lords and gentlemen of Scotland to repair to Uxbridge from London, stay there, and return at pleasure.

(1645.) Notes, partly in the handwriting of Bulstrode Whitelocke, deduced from the communication between the King and the Parliament Commissioners for the treaty of Uxbridge. These shew what were the proposals of the Commissioners, and what were the Kirig's answers on most of the principal subjects of treaty.

164J, March 16. Letter by Col. Christopher Which* cote, Governor of Windsor Castle, regarding treasure said to be found there. John Mars ton, Clerke, said to be author of " The City's Complaint."

Letters, &c. regarding the Surrender of Sherbome House.

Orders of the House of Commons:—various.

Mahquib 164f, Jan. Letters about the delivery of the King to op,Bath. ^e pariiamentary Commissioners.

164Feb. 25. Sir John Holland to (Bulstrode Whitelocke); on the King's demeanour.

164}-, March. The same to the same, on the same subject.

1647, July 2. Sir John Coke to Bulstrode Whitelocke. Says that the King was removed yesterday from Hatfield to Windsor.

Vol. X. (1649-1650).

164f, Jan. 6. Ralph Darnall to Bulstrode Whitelocke. (A. news letter.) The King is a prisoner. A Court of Justice to be appointed. Intelligence of the Prince of Wales, Duke of York, &c.»—Another letter by Darnall.

1649, Aug. 4. Dublin. Col. John Moore to Bulstrode Whitelocke.—Surprise of the Irish rebels at Bayatrea, near Dublin: 300 killed, and the Earl of Fingal, Col. Binder, and Lieut.-Col. Searle, and other considerable persons prisoners. Then, in pursuit, the main body were attacked and routed with loss of 3,000 killed and 1,500 prisoners.

Orders of Commissioners for compounding with Delinquents.

164£. N. P. to Elton Reade (at Rouen). — Prince Charles is to marry Duke Hamilton's daughter.

Petitions, various. (Whitelocke was one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal.)

Particulars of Estates compounded for.

1650, June 21. Report of the Committee appointed in the Reign of James I., stating reasons for the repeal of 247 Statutes; and Order of the House of Commons that it be referred to a Committee to revise all former Statutes and Ordinances now in force and consider how the same may be produced (reduced ?) into a more compendious way.

1650, July 31. Ralph Darnall to Lord Commissioner 'Whitelocke.—A news letter. He tells of Cromwell's movements in Scotland.

(1650.) Petition of Sir William Davenant, prisoner in the Tower, to the Council of State.—He sets forth the course of his former life, and prays to be admitted to bail.

Vol. XI. (Jan. to Dec. 1651).

165?, Jan. 19. Anonymous letter to Bulstrode Whitelocke (Indorsed " Cousin Petty ").—Lord Montrose is gone from Gottenburgh, bound for the Isles of Orkney, where intends to enter Scotland with 1,200 men of all nations; but is frozen in, and will hardly come forth this winter. Has with him the King's colours of foot, of black taffeta with a man's head in the middle, bleeding as if newly cut off (and certain other symbolical flags). John Mackeleare, a rich Scot merchant in Gottenburgh has disbursed for Montrose's design about 60,000 crowns.

1651, July 19. The camp near Callendar House. R. Hatter to (B. Whitelocke). News letter from Scotland.— Callendar House taken by storm. The King's speech in the Council of War yesterday. The Council said that quarter should be given. The Ki ig said they might do what they would; but for his part he would not give any, for he was sure he should have none.

1651, Aug. 21. Amerigo Salvetti, the Florence agent, to Sir Oliver Fleming, Master of the Ceremonies.—The Grand Duke is not pleased that no answer is returned to his letter of acknowledgment sent to the English Republic.

1651, Dec. 26. (Sir John Danvers to Lord Commissioner Whitelocke). Names various persons as fit to be included in the nomination expected for supervising or .contracting the laws.

(1651 ?). Proposals concerning the support of Windsor Castle. (A draft corrected by Whitelocke).

A good deal of matter in the Chambers of the Lords Commissioners.

Vol. XII. (1652).

1651, Feb. 12. John Milton to Lord Commissioner Whitelocke ;—regarding the safeguard to be granted to the Count of Oldenburgh, who wished the grant to go to his successors provided they did nothing against the Commonwealth of England. — (Signed, and three or four words interlined by Milton. Seal of a double headed eagle).

Papers about the Earl of Leven, a prisoner on parole to the Commonwealth.

1652, June 11. Sir Balthasar Gerbier to Whitelocke.— Refers to his proposal for some tax or levy which would get seven millions from strangers " and which will sweeten (tnaore than excises and taxations."

Vol. XIII. (Jan.-Sept.).

165*, March 22. Marchmont Needham to " My Lords." —Dutch naval affairs;—Rupert at Nantes, ill with dysentery. The Dutch much dispirited at the Victory of the English,

Correspondence with Israel Lord Lagerfeldt about pro- Maiq posed treaty with Sweden. or Bj

1653, Sept. 2. Cromwell and Sir Geo. Pickering announce to Whitelocke his nomination by the Council of State as Ambassador to Sweden. (Copy). Lord Lisle had excused himself, for want of health.

Papers about the Embassy.

Vol. XIV. (1653, Oct.-Dec). Many papers about the Embassy to Sweden.

Vol. XV. (1654, Jan.-May.) Letters by Marchmont Needham, JohnTliurloc, W. Lenthall.

Drafts of letters to and by the Queen of Sweden and the Chancellor.

Drafts of letters by Whitelocke.

Instructions to Whitelocke, signed and sealed by Oliver Cromwell.

Vols. XVI-XIX.

These contain letters and papers from June 1C54 to Dec. 1662.—Nothing about the Restoration.

Vol. XX. (1663-1684).

In the vols. XI-XX., there are, besides the letter by Milton, four letters by Selden, six by Cromwell, 22 by Thurloe, one by Hyde, four by Algernon Sydney, two by Admiral Blake, and several by Monk and Needham.

Vol. XXL

Papers relating to family history, principally pedigTees of noble families.

Papers relating to fees taken by judges and others, principally at Assizes.

Notes in the handwriting of Sir E. Littleton (afterwards Lord Keeper):—legal and parliamentary.

Vol. XXII.

A miscellaneous collection; chiefly on legal subjects.

No. 19 (38 leaves) is a description of Embassy to Sweden; in the shape of a narrative.

Embassy to Sweden, with Whiteloeke's meditations and notes thereupon, and touching the Government, public councils, and persons there, and of our own and other countries, with some resemblance to the Commonwealth of Israel.


Extracts from public Records.—John to Charles I. No. 2 is Account of what rolls there remain among the public records from 1 John to 22 Edw. IV.

Vol. XXIV.

Legal and Historical Collection; tempp. James I. and Charles I.

pp. 123-6. Notes of the history of the Knights Templan in England.

pp. 349-50. The Earl of Clare's Case concerning his new building between Lincoln's Inn Fields and Drury Lane, erected by license under the Great Seal which cost above 1,000/.—He has reserved an open space for the country people to vend their commodities, and part thereof for a church.

pp. 411—414. Commencement of a Petition to the Prince d'Amour from his oppressed subjects in the Temple, complaining of the interference of some of his vice-gerents in alterations of costume.

Vol. XXV.

Particulars of Estates (between 80 and 90) for sale at various places.

Extracts from records chronologically arranged, principally relating to the right of fishing in the Narrow Seas, the arrest of goods of foreigners by way of reprisal for wrongs done at sea, right to wreck and other marine affairs (Hen. HI. to Edw. IV.).


Correspondence between the Courts of England and Denmark and their Ambassadors, 1590-1600.

Transcripts and Abstracts of original documents principally in relation to complaints on both sides of acts of spoliation committed at sea.


A work by Whitelocke.—The History of Persecution, from the earliest period. (It comes down to about 1620.) Kiiquis 31J chapters. It seems to have been intended to come Mbaih. down to 16/0. The table shows matter of 42 chapters,and is framed in a way to show that 41 chapters were written.


The beloved City, or the Saint's reign on earth 1,000 years, 4to, 1643, with alterations and corrections by the author (W. Burton).

Another tract by Burton, beginning, "Clement, the blessed Paul's fellow labourer in the Gospell, in the 1st Epistle to the Corinthians." 4to. 164/.

(Burton was usher to Farnaby the grammarian while he kept a school in London, and was afterwards Master of the Grammar School of Kingston-upon-Thames. He was tutor to Lord Weymouth.)

Correspondence of Matthew Prior.
(A box full of volumes and letters.)

A 4to volume containing 103 letters to Prior from the
Secretary of State and others. 1693-1696.—The writers
are Burnet, the Earl of Dorset, Sir William TrnmbuH,
Mr. James Vernon (many), the Duke of Shrewsbury,
Mr. J. Tucker, and the Earl of Pembroke.

A 4to volume containing 144 letters to Prior by the Secretary of State and others. The writers are Mr. H. May (at Dublin), the Earl of Galway, Vernon, the Marquis of Winchester, the Duke of Shrewsbury, Mr. Pidmore (at Dublin), Mr. Ellis, Mr. Van Leewen, M. de St. Evremont, Mr. Tucker.

A 4to volume containing letters from R. Powys to Prior, 1694-1699.

Under the date 1698, July 14, he writes, "Mr. Godfrey "Kneller has drawn at length the picture of your friend "Jacob Tonson, which he shewed Mr. Dryden, who "desired to give a touch of his pensill, and underneath it "writ these 3 verses:—

"With leering look, bull faced and freckled fair,
"With frowsy pores poisoning the ambient air,
"With two left leggs and Judas coloured hair."'

A 4to volume containing 113 letters to Prior from the
Secretary of State and others. 1697. The writers are
J. Tucker, James Vernon, Sir W. Trumbull, Secretary
Blathwayt, H. May (second Secretary of Ireland), the
Marquis of Winchester, Mr. Dawson (Clerk in the office at
Dublin), and the Earl of Galway.

A 4to volume containing News Letters to Prior by R. Yard at Whitehall. Jan. 169* to 1 Dec. 1698.

A 4to volume containing 130 letters to Prior by the Secretary of State and others; 1699. The writers are J. Vernon, the Earl of Portland, Lord Bernard, Tucker, H. May, M. Robethan, M. Fromard, the Earl of Albemarle, the Earl of Jersey, the Earl of Galway, John Gordon bishop of Galloway, Blaythwayt, the Earl of Manchester, J. Marky (at Dover), and Abraham Stanian.

The letter from the Bishop of Galloway (no date) says that he had served King James, but after ten years reflection wishes to return and perform his duty as an honest man and a legal subject.

A letter from Abraham Stanian (Paris, 5 Dec. 1699), says that King James is ill; they say he has got a carbuncle near the fundament, very like the plague.

A 4to volume, contains letters to Prior and to the Earl of Jersey, from the Earl of Manchester. 1700.

A 4to volume contains 140 letters to Prior; from the Duke of Marlborough, Lord High Treasurer, the Secretary of State, and others, in 1700. Among them I noticed a letter, from Rigaud, chief painter to the King of France, about a picture of the Earl of Jersey and Prior.—A letter from Monsr Huel at the Hague (literary).—A letter dated Jan. 28,1702, from Robert Sanderson, asking for employment. He says " My affairs have but a melancholy aspect "at present, for I'm out of all manner of business by "reason Mr. Rymer is out of that work which his late "Majesty in his Council committed him to attend. I "have been for several years assisting him therein. . . . "I lodge at Mr. Jeoff's against the Three Cups Tavern, "in Holborn."

Letters by the Duke of Marlborough and Adam Cardonnel to Prior, in answer to Prior's congratulations and verses on different occasions.

1/07, Aug. 2. Jonathan Trelawney, bishop of Winchester, to Prior.—" Sir, I had not written to you this post but "to acquaint you that Dyer in his publiq letters into this "country tells us you are going into Orders, which is "much more surprising news than what you sent me of "your finding Mr. Trelawney at Study, and Ned boxing, "for each of them was in his way. I don't doubt of "your having your eye upon the Bishoprick of Winchester; "but I beg you would not expect it these 20 years. After "that, I wish you may have it at least as many more. I

"wish you would wayte on Mr. Churchil and desire him to Marquis

"let Mr, Johnson know that the rectory of Knoyle in the 01 Bath.

"pleasantest part of Wiltshire in my gift is now void, and,

"by the command of my Lord Duke of Marlborough, at

"Dr. Shaw's service. I wrote to Heron about a fortnight

"since to give Mr. Johnson by Mr. Churchil notice of

"this; but it seems he was out of town, and on his

"journey collecting the rents of my business. I would

"have Dr. Shaw be very nimble in the matter and go

"down with speed to see it while his instruments are

"preparing, because it is harvest time, and he will certainly

"suffer by the Bishop of Sarum sequestering it into ill

"hands. I suppose you have got the form of all manner of

"presentations; for that of one Bishop to another is very

"different from that of lay persons to Bishops. I am, &c."

Letters from the Duke of Montagu, the Duke of Kent, Edward Southwell, Sir Thomas Hanmer, Lionel Earl of Dorset, Peter Needharn, Lord Cholmley, Lord Weymouth, Henry St. John, the Earl of Oxford (about the dowry of King James's Queen, &c), Lord Lexington, Atterbury, the Earl of Stafford, Lord Bathurst, the Duke of Buckingham, Capt. W. Philips, the Horiblc W. Bromley, Jonathan Swift.

A letter from Swift dated Dublin, March 24, 1719, asks Prior's influence to get Lords of his acquaintance to attend the hearing of an appeal in the House of Lords in a suit between Sir Theobald Butler and Lady Pendergras, "a "sister of Cadogan, and the greatest widow Blacacre "now in Christendom." He says that Sir Theobald was one of his flock upon the Deanery, a gentleman universally beloved."

1719, April 28. Dublin.—Swift to Prior. "Sir, I "thought to have had the happiness of seeing you before "this time, because my health required a journey. But "whether I fancy my Head is something better, or that "little paultry impediments stop me, or the sang froid of "fifty, 1 can not tell; but so it is that I have past the time, "and can not be at Aix la Chapelle in May as I intended "and writt to my friends in London that I would. But I "am going to try a more lazy remedy of Irish Country "air; and as my return is uncertain, I thought fit to let "you know that your subscribers want their books, and "that your bookseller is a blockeed for not sending them. "I spoke to one Mr. Hyde a bookseller here who has been "employ'd that way. And they must be sent in quires "consigned to Mr. Hyde, bookseller, at his shop in Davies "Street, Dublin. Pray, order that they may be sent as "soon as possible, and care shall be taken to have them "delivered to the subscribers and receive the second "guinee. I am just getting on horseback, and have only "time to desire you will please to present my humble "service to the Earl of Oxford, &e."

A folio volume containing copies of letters by Prior from the Hague. 169|, Jan. 3 to 1697, Nov. 5. (436 pp.)

A folio volume containing copies of letters by Prior from Paris, 14 Feb. 169* to 20 Oct. 1698.

A folio containing copies of letters by Prior from Paris, 10 Oct. 1698 to 14 Nov. 1699, and from London, 16 Nov. 1699 to 22 Aug. 1701.

A folio volume, containing copies of letters by Prior, from London; 1 Sept. 1701 to 21 July 1712.

A folio volume containing copies of letters by Prior., from Paris; 12 Oct. 1714 to 21 March 1715; and from London, 27 April 1715 to 31 Aug. 1721. (This volume is lettered Vol. 7.).

A folio volume contains original papers, some signed by the Commissioners and by the King (William III. at Lou) in the matter of the Treaty of Ryswick, 1697, &c. &c.

1697, Aug. 10. Report (signed by Bridgwater, Tankarville, John Pollexfen, John Locke, and Abraham Hill) to the Lords Justices, in relation to Trade between England and Russia.

Papers relating to Hudson's Bay and the French claims thereto:—the Plantations.

There are the Articles of the Treaty of Ryswick, signed and sealed by the Commissioners; and the Treaty and the separate Article, both signed and sealed by the King.

Folio.—Copies of letters in the matter of the treaty of Ryswick and other papers relating thereto ;—and referring to Journal B. and the Appendix. 1697.

Folio.—Journal of proceedings at Ryswick, 1697 ;—with Memoirs and Treaties relating thereto, and referring to the 1st volume of Letters written by Mr. Prior, 1696.

Folio.—Memoirs and Treaties, &c. referrible to the 1st volume of Mr. Prior's letters written at the Hague, 1696, &c.

Folio.—Trade and Plantations: Revenue and Management of Customs, 1685-1711.—Copies of various letters, and notes regarding the different Countries. Papers on the Revenue, tempp. James II. and William III.

Folio.—Miscellaneous. Original letters and Memoranda,

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