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ARQUIS OR Ends, benigno corrigat et emendat.

At the foot of the last page, in the same hand,

Plebs fera dorsethe qui caudis leserat illum

Leditur in totâ posteritate sua. At the end are the autographs of Radulffus Boteler and Joh'is Bryggys.

Thick folio, vellum, 15th century. Latin hexameters and pentameters alternately, containing the Bible His. tory, with allegories and moralisations.* The illuminations once there have been cut out. The prologue to the New Testament begins

Post legem veterem respice peto (Petre?) refulget

Lex nova fac versus de novitate novos. Quarto, vellum. The four Gospels in Latin, with Jerome's prologue. There are 21 lines to the page; the letters are large gothic-like Missal type, and very regular and well executed. Some of the letters have been touched by the pen to make them more perfect. The MS. catalogue suggests that it may be a printed book. I incline to think it a MS. of the beginning of the 15th century.

Folio, vellum, beginning of 13th century; 115 leaves, capital letters in red and green.

In hoc volumine continetur Historia Anglorum novi. ter edita ab Henrico Huntindunensi archid. Libri X. Primus liber est de ....

Then follows another rubric. The history is from the first coming of the Romans to the 1st year of King Stephen.

The volume has 115 leaves. It is made up in quires of 10 leaves ; of the 8th quire two leaves are absent, and in the 11th and last quire the last leaf (a blank) is absent. On the last leaf but two is a capital pen and ink draw

a ing representing Baldwin FitzGilbert preparing to harangue the royal army before the battle of Lincoln,

° by order of King Stephen. The late Mr. Petrie, who examined the MS., says that the figure with the helmet is Gilbert de Clare, Lord Marshal, Earl of Pembroke.

The work ends with Robert de Querceto being made Bishop of Lincoln. The last words of the volume are “ et juventutem ejus foveat rore sapiencie et exilaret “ faciem ejus jocunditate spirituali. “Amen."

Mr. Petrie says that the MS. is a copy of the second MS. edition which ends in 1147. It contains the 8th and 9th books omitted by Savile (ed. 1596); that it is appa rently of the early part of the 13th century, and, on collation does not afford any important variation from the print. (This MS. is mentioned by Sir Thomas Hardy in his Catalogue of MSS.)

A 4to volume, vellum, beginning of 15th century, The Statutes from Magna Charta to the end of the reign of Edw. III.

Large folio, parchment, 1629. Copy of the roll of the Scrope and Grosvenor controversy for armonial bearings. (A part only has been printed, under the care of the late Sir Harris Nicolas.)

PAPER MSS. Folio, 17th century. Collectanea ex veteribus MSS. desumpta. It contains

Extracts, seemingly, from some MS. of St. Werburg's, Chester, giving the rules of the Order and doings of the monastery. (7 leaves.)

Extracts copied out of "a very old Codex pergamena “ charta manuscript in 4to, obtained from . . . " by Edw. Whitby, Recorder of Chester;" and the writer certifies, on the word of a priest, that the transcript is correct. One extract is said to be from fol. 138.

Copies of Royal Charters to Chester.

Copies (by Whitby ?) of numerous city documents and Council letters of the 17th century. (107 leaves are filled up.)

Folio, 17th century. Secretary Cecill, his negotiations with France, 1597. (About 150 leaves.)

Begins, Although Her Majesty, according to a resolution taken when Monsieur de Maissie was last in England.

Instructions to Mr. Secretary, Sir Thomas Harbert, and Şir Thomas Wilkes (about the offer of peace made to the King of France by the King of Spain). . . . Letter from the Queen, followed by a Narration which occupies the rest of the volume.

Sir W. Ralegh went with Mr. Secretary to Dover.

There were two ships with the embassy, in one of which MARQUIS OT were Sir Maurice Berkeley and Mr. Philips (Robert

MINSTER. Phelips ?). The narration is by way of diary, from 1st February to 30th April, when they got back to London. Their doings, speeches, letters, and interviews are given.

Folio, 17th century.

1. Copy of proceedings at the Justice Seats, held for the Forest of Dean, at Glo'ster Castle, 10th July 1634, before the Earl of Holland, &c.

2. Of islands arising in the sea, and of the salt shore compared with the fresh. (15 leaves.) Begins, The civil law speaketh thus of them: Insula quæ in mare nata est. Ends, And many such guifts from the Prince are elsewhere.

3. A breviate or direction for the King, collected by the Lord Chancellor Ellesmere. Sept. 13, James I. The preface begins, The gravitie and discretion of the judges in ancient tyme. It has notices of the statutes, and the authority of the King's Courts.

4. 2 James I., June 11. Proceedings in the Court of Swainmot, Waltham, co. Essex. (4 leaves.)

5. The maner of the Justice Seat, at Winchester, for the New Forest, Sept. 1608. (9 pp.)

6. 9 James I., Aug. 20. Placita foresta, Braden, co. Norfolk. (39 pp.)

7. Answer to certain arguments raised from the supposed antiquity and practice by some members of the Lower House of Parliament, to prove that ecclesiastical laws ought to be enacted by temporal men. Written by Sir Robert Cotton. (Printed in Cottoni Posthuma.)

8. Fuller, of Gray's Inn, case of prohibition. Trin. 5 James I. (The case is referred to in Roberts's case, 12 Co., Rep. 66.)

9. Notes of cases in the Court of Wards. Pasch. 7 w James I. (5 leaves.)

10. Wordley v. Mannering, Hil. 18 James I. (A case of Quare Impedit.)

11. Lady Cæsar's case. (On a fine.)

12. Horne v. John Fortescue and others. Trespass. (A long report.)

13. Sontley v. Price. · 10 Car. I. Appeal of murder. Folio, 17th century.

1. Discourse of the causes of War. That ecclesiastical prelates have always been subject to temporal Princes, and that the Pope had never any lawful power in England either in civil or ecclesiastical business after Britain was won from the Roman empire. By Sir W. Ralegh.

2. The same as No. 7 in the last preceding volume.

3. Discourse of invention of ships. By Sir Walter Ralegh.

4. Advice of a seaman touching the expedition intended against the Turkish pirates. By Nathanl. Knott: dedicated to William Archbishop of Canterbury. Begins, Inasmuch as the honour of the King.

5. Reasons that it is most convenient for merchants, and of most consequence for affairs of state, and security of His Majesty's ships, to have the two offices of Lord Admiral of England and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports executed by one and the same person.

6. Sir Robert Cotton on the alteration of the coyn. Sept. 2, 1626.

V. Answer by the Committee appointed by the Lords to the proposition delivered by some officers of the Mint for inhancing His Majesty's money of gold and silver. Sept. 2, 1626.

8. A remembrance of the treaties of amity and marriage before time and of late of the house of Austria and Spain with the Kings of England, to advance themselves to the monarchy of Europe. By Sir Robt. Cotton, (Printed in Cottoni Posthuma.)

9. The abuses and remedies of the High Court of Chancery. By Mr. George Norbury (Člerk of the Chancery], and directed to the Lord Keeper.

10. Letter out of Ireland, by Walsingham Greisley, relating the arrival there of Viscount Wentworth, Lord Deputy, and the ceremonies used when he took the sword.

11. Orders by Deputy Wentworth for secretaries and gentlemen ushers.

12. Vincent Gockins to Wentworth.-On abuses fit to be reformed.

13. Copy of my letter to Sir Thomas Hetley, Kt., Serjeant-at-law, on his request to certify what I found concerning the reputed nunnery at Gidding, in Hants. (Not signed.) A most interesting account of his visit; it was printed by Hearne in the Appendix to his edition of Peter of Langtoft, 14. Speech of Dr. Corbet, Bishop of Norwich, to the

. Apparently by Peter de Riza..


12. Estimate for a war for recovery of the Palatinate, MARQUIS OP

WEST Council Chamber, 13 January 1620. Warlike apparatus,

MIXSTER. men, &c. (fo. 232.)

13. The manner in which the Kings of England have supported and repaired their estates. (Printed in Cottoni Posthuma.)

Folio, 16th century.

About 16 leaves of copies of the Customs of London in French. Begins, Le Court des Maior est tenu par custom de la cite devant le Maier.

Some Law cases.

Reading of William Simonds, 3 Edw. VI. on the Statute 34 Hen. VIII., cap. 20, on leases made by those who have inheritance in right of their wives.

A discourse upon the Commission of Bridwell (in English). Begins, Inter magnalia regni, amongst the greatest and most hawtye thinges of this kingdom. (41 pp.)

Articles to be inquired at a Leet. The charge of Ld.


MARQUIS OF clergy of his diocese, about the benevolence for the reWEST- pairs of St. Paul's Cathedral. April 29, 1634. (p. 206.)

A quaint speech.

15. Sir Kenelm Digby's relation of the passages in the difference concerning Mrs. Crofts. June, 1630. (p. 214.) "16. Petition of the churches of foreign nation in London to King Charles I., 1634, (by reason of the injunction of the Archbishop of Canterbury ordering the children of strangers to attend church, &c. (p. 221.)

17. Lord Keeper Coventry's address to Chief Justice Finch at his installation in the Ct of Common Pleas, 1634, and Finch's answer. (p. 225.)

18. Copy of a letter by one minister to another by way of reprehension for affirming himself to one virgin at Ipswich and marrying another at Norwich. (p. 232.)

19. Cecil's speech on the Earl of Essex's apprehension. Begins, If I had known I should have spoken here this day. (p. 238.)

20. True relation of the desperate estate of Francis Spira, 1548. (p. 244.) This has been printed.

21. Book of oaths, ancient and modern. (p. 275.) This has been printed.

Folio, 17th century. Military occurrences in Europe from 1683 to 1686, especially the siege of Vienna by the Grand Signor Mustapha, the siege of Luxembourg by Créquy, the siege of Courtray, the bombarding of Genoa, the taking of the Morea by the Venetians, the two sieges of Buda.

Folio. A letter book; not many leaves filled.

Orders and instructions upon the coming of the Prince of Orange, 1688. 2 Oct. 1688, to the 3rd Dec. 1688.

Letter by King James and some Secretary to various military men.

Several (by the Secretary) to the Earl of Feversham. (Some of the later ones are corrected).

Three letters by the Prince of Orange.

Folio (thin). Report on forfeited Estates in Ireland, and estates given to superstitious uses, appointed to raise money for the use of the public. (The Report was apparently made in 1722 or 1723.)

Folio. Poll-book for Chester, 1727.
Folio. 17th century.

1. Discourse by Sir W. Ralegh concerning the present consultation concerning the peace with Spain and retaining the Netherlands in security and protection. Begins, It belongeth not to me.

2. Advice of Lord Gray, Sir F. Knolles, Sir Jno. Norris, and others, touching the means fittest to be obtained for the defence of the realm, 1587. (6 leaves.)

3. Certain remembrances written to Prince Charles by Sir C. Cornwallis during his commitment to the Tower. Begins, I begin my boldness of this kind. (fo.32.)

4. Discourse of Sir 0. Cornwallis concerning the government of Ireland. Begins, Your Majesty having already the honour to shut up the gates of Janus' Temple. (fo. 34.)

5. The discourse used by Sir C. Cornwallis in the time of his employment in Spain to the Lords of the Council of State there, showing the occasion that if not prevented might endanger the peace between the King's of Great Britain and Spain. Begins, I say that such were my desires. (fo. 376.)

6. Treatise of Sea causes by Sir William Monson, 1624. It ends with the year 1603. (fo. 49.)

7. Relation of the treaty of Brussels by Sir Richard Weston, then Ambassador, 1622 (about a suspension and deposition of arms in the Palatinate), fo. 128.

8. Perfect relation of the occurrences of the late Cales voyage made at the Council table by the Earl of Essex and nine other Colonels against Viscount Wimbledon, with the answer thereunto. Begins, “First we humbly present to your Lordships' considerations “ my Lord Marshall never acquainted the Council of “ war." (fo. 152.)

9. Certain brief remembrances offered his Majesty by Sir Walter Cope, Kt, touching divers inconveniences grown into the Commonwealth by the Netherlands and our own company of Merchant Adventurers, 1613. Begins, Every man with the new year studies to present your Majesty with a new year's gift. (fo. 177.)

10. Pro salute domini regis et subditorum suorum. A reconciliation made between the King and his subjects touching the demands of his right in old debts and lands quietly enjoyed time out of mind. Begins, When I had well observed the grievances. (fo. 188.)

11. Considerations for the repressing of the increase of Priests, Jesuits, and Recusants, without drawing of blood; by Sir Robert Cotton. (fo. 210.)

Fleetwood on the Justice of the Peace. Begins, The most noble and excellent philosopher, Plutarch. (20 pp. very close and small writing.)

Account of illness and death of Walter Earl of Essex, 1576 (4 pp.), followed by a song that he made the night before his death, beginning, O heavenly God, O father dear, cast down thy tender

eye. (24 lines.) Folio. 17th century.

1. Arraignment and death of Mary Queen of Scots, 1586. Begins, Upon Wednesday the 12th of October the Lords Commissioners for the Scottish Queen came to the Castle of Fotheringay.--This is followed by- The manner of her funeral at Peterboro'.

2. The arraignment of Sir W. Ralegh at Winchester, 1603. Begins, After the Commission was read. At the end are copies of bis letters to the King, Lady Ralegb and Carr. (fo. 40.)

3. Lord sanguiér's arraignment and confession touching the murder of Turner, the fencer, 1612. (fo. 82.)

4. Arraignment of Mervyn Lord Audley, 1631. (fo. 93.)

5. Arraignment of Arthur Gohagan, a demoniac friar, 1631. (fo. 119.)

6. Camera Stellata. Explanation of the Court of Star Chamber. Begins, Extraordinary remedy. As in the Government of all Commonwealth, sundry things do fall out. (fo. 129.)

7. Declaration of the High and Honourable Court of Chancery. Begins, Seeing by God's (grace] I intend somewhat to discourse. (fo. 151.)

8. Proceedings in the Star Chamber against Sir John Hollis and others for speeches used by them to Weston at the time of his execution at Tyburn about the death of Sir T. Overbury, 10th Nov. 1615. (fo. 170.)

9. Passages in the Exchequer touching the goods of Richard Chambers, merchant, detayned in the King's Store house at the Custom House, 1629. (fo. 198.)

10. Passages in the Star Chamber against R. Chambers for words spoken by him, 1629. (fo. 235.)

11. Mr. Chambers's plea.

12. Attorney's bill in the Star Chamber against Chambers and two others.

13. Bill in Star Chamber against Leighton.

14. The Attorney's information against Sir Jno. Eliot and others.

15. Resolutions of the judges therein.

16. Passages in the Star Chamber against Walter Long for leaving his county, being sheriff, to attend in Par Parliament.

17. Brief of passages in the Star Chamber concerning the Earls of Bedford and Clare and others for divulging a libel of projects by Sir Robert Dudley.

Folio, 531 pp. Journal of proceedings of Commissioners for the discovery of Pensions, Procurations, and Synodals. 10th June 1656 to 21st May 1657.

Folio, 18th century. Instructions to the Lords Justices of England, as also to the Plenipotentiaries, Ambassadors, Envoys, Admirals, Commissioners of Squadrons and Men-of-War, and other forces, from 1692 to 1699. The last is dated 12th September. (102 pp:)

Folio, 17th century. Information of Sir R. Heath in the Star Chamber against Sir John Eliot, Sir Miles Hobart, and Sir Peter Hayman, Knights, Denzil Hollis, and others, with the plea and demurrer, 1629.

2. Passages at the Censures of Prynne, Bastwick, and Burton, in the Star Chamber, and at the time of their punishment in the pillory, 1637. (fo. 119.)

3. Censure of Dr. J. Williams, Bishop of Lincoln, in the Star Chamber, 1637. (fo. 177.)



porTS OR 4. Copy of the Challenge sent by the Earl of North WEST- umberland to Sir F. Vere, and the answer. (fo. 227.)

5. Opinions of Manwood, Plowden, Wray, and — , about easements. (fo. 253.)

6. Discourse of Courts of Record in and about London and Westminster. (fo. 303.)

7. Speeches of the Lords in the Star Chamber on the censure of Bishop Williams, 1637. (fo. 361.)

8. Copy of Record of Nicholas Fuller of Gray's Inn, Case 5, James I. (fo. 443.)

Folio, 17th century.

1. Doderidge (or Bird) of Nobilitie and Yeomen. (This has been printed.)

2. Observations touching the nobility of England, ancient and modern. Begins, Of the manner and title of Duke. In the Saxon times before the Norman Conquest. Ends with Precedents of the styles and addresses.

3. Privileges of the Barons when they sit in Parlia. ment, by Selden. This has been printed.)

Folio, 17th century. Sovereignty of the Seas, by Sir John Burroughes, Keeper of the Records in the Tower of London. (This has been printed.)

2. A treatise of Advowsons of Archbishops and Bishops, their election, confirmation, convocation, and investiture, and when the temporalities shall be delivered to them. Begins, An Archbishop is a spiritual person. 27 chapters. (fo. 44.)

3. Count Arundell's Apologie upon his restraynt for accepting the title of Comes Imperii, with the privileges of the same. Begiris, My good Lord, remembering that your Lordship the other day seemed not to have heard of Comes Imperii. (fo. 142.)

4. A Discourse written by Charles Lord Mountjoy and Earl of Devonshire in defence of his marriage with Lady Penelope Rich, 1616. Begins, As God in Himself and of Himself is infinite. (fo. 151.)

5. A commission for the making Laws and Orders for the government of English colonies planted in foreign parts. Charles I. to William, Archbishop of Canter. bury, Thomas, Lord Coventry, and others. 28th April, 10 Car. I. By writ of Privy Seal. (fo. 188.)

6. Note of proceedings in the Justice Seat for the Forest of Dean, 10th July 1634, before the Earl of Holland and others. (fo. 193.)

7. The description of Ireland, with the ancient order
to be observed by the officers at arms.
Division into provinces.
Division of provinces into counties.
Length and breadth of Ireland.
How many of cantreds of land in Ireland.
How many villages and plough lands.
Description of Munster.

Order taken for the plantation of Munster, and the course which was set down for it.

Estimate of the expense of the Lord Deputy's house. hold, &c.

Brief note of the Lord Deputy's entertainment for the day, the quarter, and the year.

View of particular rents of money and port corn upon certain farms for the Lord Deputy's provision.

Abstract of Indentures between the Queen and sundry persons, viz., Donnell O'Connor Sligo, Hugh Keoghe, and others.

8. The ancient orders which were to be observed by the officers at arms at Coronations, &c. Composed 1568. (fo. 230.)

9. The first foundation of the office of arms. Maner of the election of the Duke of Buckingham to the Chancellor's place of Cambridge, 1626 (p. 257), followed by an account of the transaction, and the letters of the King and Duke to the University.

10. The unhappie vewe of the Duke of Buckingham, wherein is set forth his Lordship's behaviour at the French island named the Ile of Ree, discovered by W.F. (W. Fleetwood), the unfortunate commander of that untoward service. (This was printed in 1648, and again in the 5th volume of the Somers Tracts.] (fo. 274.)

11. Sir John Harrington's letter to the Earl of Devon and Viscount Cranborne, touching his desire to be Chancellor of Ireland, dated Kelston by Bath, 20 April 1605. Begins, Right Honourable my very good Lord, having

8 heard of late of the languishing sicknesse of the Chancellor of Ireland. (fo. 283 to fo. 294.)

Folio, 17th century. Letters and Instructions from King Henry VIII. and Cardinal Wolsey to several Ambassadors ; and their letters to the King and Cardinal, viz., the Bishop of Bath, Mr. Secretary, and Mr. Hanniball, Ambassadors to the Pope, the Bishop of London, Dr. Sampson, Dean of the King's Chapel, Sir

R. Jerningham, Sir Richard Wingfield, Chancellor MARQUIS OF of the Duchy, and Sir Thomas Bulloigne, Treasurer of WESTthe King's household, Ambassadors to the Emperor ; Mr. Richard Pace to the State of Venice and the Switzers; Dr. Knight with the Lady Margaret.

The volume begins with the Legate's letter to the King's orators at Rome, 25 March. The army of the league not to be dissolved unless the King of France retired to France.

Ends with the Instructions of the King to Pace, special Ambassador to the Switzers.

The volume is of 277 leaves.

Folio, 17th century. An Exposition upon the Commission for Justices of the Peace; with a collection of Cases in High Treason, Petty Treason, Murder, Homicide, and felony ; extracted out of the body of the Law. (58 leaves.) Begins, The Justices of the Peace be made by the King, concaning whose state St. Peter saith

Several speeches by Sir Francis Bacon to lawyers on their being promoted, viz., Sir John Denham, Serjeant Hutton, and Sir W. Jones.

Sir F. Bacon's speech in the Star Chamber on the last day of Trinity term, 1617, and his speech at the arraignment of Lord Sanquier, 26 June 1612

Answer given in the Bishop's presence to the Lord Mayor when he was prosecuted.

Various speeches by the Lord Keeper [Sir N. Bacon?] temp. Queen Elizabeth. (70 leaves.) Among them is the speech made in the gallery at Whitehall on the subject of her marriage.

Folio, 17th century. Modus tenendi parliamentum apud Angliam, in 8 books, imperfect at the end.

The 1st chapter is of Summons. Archbishops and Bishops ratione spiritualis dignitatis et tenuræ. :

Collection of offices and fees of His Majesty's household.

The office of the Ordnance General. (1 p.)

The yearly expense of the Lord Deputy of Ireland. (6 pp.) .

At the other end of the volume are a sermon and some law cases.

Folio, 17th century. The Economy of the Fleete; or an apologetical answer of Alexander Harris (late Warden there) unto 19 articles set forth against him by the prisoners.

The special answers are to Edward Rookwood, Nicho. las Rookwood, George Lee, Sir F. Englefield, Bart., Sir John Whitlock's lady, Ashburnham Peck, Sir William Price, John Warren (all Roman Catholics), Edward Chamberlayne, Lady Amy Blunt, Edward Sharpe, W. Harvy, Edward Coppin, and Richard Kennett. The general answers are to Edward Beare, John Shirley, and John Segar (all Roman Catholics). fo. 1-344.

Concerning the Fleet, with a table of fees. (p. 355.)

The humble request of - Smith, Esq., made by petition to the King (against imprisonment of one not subject to the Bankrupt law). fo. 363.

Hil. Term, 1623. À late enquiry by His Majesty's Commissioners after exacted fees and innovated offices. (fo. 405.)

Fees paid to all the King's officers and servants, 1628 (the names of many are filled in). (fo. 525.)

Certain special projects to discover for time past and prevent for time future sundry great abuses, &c. per. petrated in several parts of the kingdom by several subordinate officers, &c. (fo. 595 to 653.) The 1st chapter is of informers and their abuses. Cap. 55. Abuse in searchers. The writer is strong on abuse in weights and measures. The tract is curious for the statements of the frauds and oppressions of the time. At the end is apparently an abbreviated name “ Sr “ Step. P.”

Folio, 17th century. Apologie for the reign of Queen Elizabeth. (12 leaves.) Begins, There is an idlė pamplett suffred with as little discretion to be put in print under the name of an Englishman, inveighing more spitefully against the Netherlands ... Then the writer mentions the scandalous pamphlet in French, called the English Catholique. The tract is chiefly about the Low Countries, and was composed temp. James I.

2. A discourse of the Court and Courtiers ; dedicated to the Duke of Lennox. (fo. 13-99.) It is in 14 chapters and didactic.

3. Considerations of Intercourse, dedicated to the King, 1630. (fo. 107-151.) It is in 13 chapters, and treats of commerce, bullion, wool, tin, beere, barley, mault, iron ordnance, fishing, and the staple. (There are the initials of the author, which seem to be P. S.)

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4. De Sepultura, by Sir H. Spelman, 1632. (fo. 153- tion of her successor. Begins, About the Friday evening 175.) Begins, As it is a work of the law of nature. after Christmas last. 4 pp. (fo. 467.)

23. Discourse by Mr. John Selden, student in the MINGIEL 5. A book for the Lord Thresorer, shewing how all

Inner Temple, and dedicated to Bacon, Lord Keeper. of the kings of England from William the Conqueror to

the ancient mention, conjunction, or division of the two to the end of Queen Elizabeth hath made meanes for

great offices of State, the Chancellorship and Keeper of money in the tyme of their wants and necessities. Also a brief abstract of the revenues of most of the Princes the Great Seal, 1617. (fo. 469-476.)

Folio. 17th century. of Christendome. Dedicated to James Ley, Baron Ley

About 120 leaves. Two and Earl of Marlborough, by Thomas Wilson. (fo. 180–

In. (fo. 180 books of law cases, in English, tempp. Elizabeth and

James I. 202.)

The 1st case in one is Vernon's case, 14 & 15 Eliz. 6. The cause of the Marches of Wales. Argument of

The 1st case in the other is Clayton's case, 37 Eliz..
Sir F. Bacon in maintaining the Council of the marches

over the four shires,
The effect of the argument of Serjeant Hutton and

Folio, 16th century. 204 leaves, and index of places.
Harris in opposition and reply to Sir F. Bacon. And

Extracts from Inquisitions post mortem relating to lands the 3rd and last argument of Bacon. (fo. 205–232.) in Cheshire. Edw. III. to Hen. VII.

7. Of the lately erected service called the Office of
Composition for Algenacions, by Francis, Lord Verulam, Folio, 17th century. 254 leaves. A journal or nar-

rative of the proceedings between the Commissioners 8. William Bird's treatises of: 1. The law of wreck. appointed by His Majesty and the Commissioners de2. Inundation of the sea and the flowing of waters. puted by the States General, pursuant to the Treaty of

commission of Peace made at Westminster, 3. Of several notable cases upon the commission of

Feb. 1674, concerning sewers. 4. Certain notable observations, whereunto is

a Treaty Marine to be observed throughout all the added a large and notable case concerning the premises.

world. And also an article particularly relating to the Begins, In all the time before the Conquest. (p. 269–

English and Dutch East India Companies, concluded in 292.)

the year 1674. 8a. Of islands arising in the sea and of the salt Folio, 17th century, shoare compared with the fresh. Begins, The civil law . The order of passing Bills in Parliament. (8 speaketh thus of them, --Insulæ quæ in mari nata est. sections.) (fo. 293-302.) .

2. A brief discourse proving that the House of Com9. The opinion of the judge on divers questions con- mons hath equal power with the Peers in point of juris. cerning parishes, &c. Justice Jones's opinion touching diction. By Sir R. Cotton, addressed to Sir Edward the commission by which the commissioners sit at Montague, 1621. (fo. 23.) Newgate. 1633. (fo. 305-318.)

. 3. Submission and Confession of Lord Chancellor 10. Letters of Sir Francis Bacon on various occasions; Bacon, 1621. 54 letters. (fo. 321-388.)

4. Submission of Sir Henry Yelverton, Kt., Attorney. 11. Henry Cuffe, secretary to the Earl of Essex, General, in the Star Chamber, 1620. letter to Secretary Cecil declaring the effect of the 5. Sir W. Ralegh's apology for his last voyage. Begins, instructions framed by the Earl of Essex and delivered Because I know not whether I shall live. 4 pp. (fo. 33.) to the ambassador of the King of Scots touching his 6. Letter of advice to the Commons House of Par. title to the crown of England, which letter was written liament. Begins, If my country had held me worthy after Cuffe's condemnation. Begins, It is now high to have served in this Parliament. (fo. 35-48.) The tyme. (fo. 289-395.)

writer had been formerly a member: he defends the 12. Letter by Lord Norrys to the King after he had Parliament against the King; alludes to the Rhè exslain the Lord Willoughby's servant upon a quarrel pedition; inveighs against foreign garrisons of Scotch raised between the two lords. (fo. 395.)

and Irish in England. 13. Letter by Lord Chancellor to the King, desiring 7. Journal of Parliament, 35 Eliz., 1592, from 19 Feb. to be discharged of his office. 1612. (fo. 397.)

1592 to 9 April 1593. 14. The Lords of the Council to King James, on the 8. The like for the 39 Eliz., concerning such things as means to advance the King's revenues by unusual passed in the Lords' House. Serjeant Yelverton, Speaker. means, so as he will take the act upon himself and be ifo. 147-188.) their protection. (fo. 399.)

9. Visct. Wentworth's speech to both Houses of Par15. Letter by the Bishop of Lincoln (John Williams) liament at Dublin, 15 July 1634. to the minister of Grantham, touching the placing of the Communion Table. He directs,-1. Not to erect

Folio, 17th century. an altar where the canons admit a communion table. 1. Sir Robert Naunton's Fragmenta Regalia. This 2. The table not to stand altarwise and the minister at

has been printed. the north end, but otherwise, and he must officiate at

2. Collection of such things as Robert Earl of Salisthe north side of it. 3. The table ought to be laid up

bury thought fit to offer to King James upon the occadecently covered in the church only as he (the bishop)

sion of his calling a Parliament. (129–171.) Begins, supposes, and not to be officiated at the first or second Seeing your Majesty's necessities, and the age of the service, as he [the minister of Grantham] distinguishes

Prince, do move you to call a Parliament. it, but in the place of the church or chancel where he

3. Cicell's Commonwealth. Of the fained happiness may be most conveniently heard. (fo. 405-411.)

of England, the vaunt of the pretended Gospell. Three 16. Two letters or embassies. 1. By the States of

verses of 4 lines each. A preface dated from Collen, 28 Bohemia to the Elector of Saxony. 2. By the Pope to

March 1592. The work begins, When Queen Marie that the Emperor, concerning the troubles of Germany. latelie possessed the Crown and Kingdom of England. There is an introductory letter by W. B. to H. C., at

Ends, I wish the reader to suspect the discordant his lodging near Bishopsgate.

English as heretics and gospellers, libellers of malicious The second letter is prefaced by a letter from T. F. to

lies. Vale. (185–246.) W. B. (fo. 414 to 435.)

4. An advertisement to a Secretary of my Lord Trea17. Sir Thomas Smith, one of the Sheriffs of London,

surer of England, by an English Intelligencer, as he his relation touching his speech used to the Earl of

passed through Germany into Italy, concerning another Essex, when he fled into London, and other accidents

booke newly written in Latin and English, and published touching the said Earl. Begins, Sir Thomas Smith pro

in divers languages and countries, against Her Majesty's testeth before God. (13 page.)

late proclamation for search and apprehension of semi18. Admonition from a friend, nameless, to Sir E. Coke,

nary priests and their receivers. Also of a letter by the Kt., Lord C. J. of the King's Bench, after his degrada

Lord Treasurer in defence of his gentrie and nobilitie tion. 1616. Begins, My good Lord, though it be true

intercepted, published, and answered by the Papists. that who considereth the wind and rain shall not sowe.

A.D. 1592. Letter to the Secretary to the Lord Trea(fo. 439-445.)

surer, dated Augusta, last of August 1592. 19. The effect of what was spoken by Lord Keeper

5. The extract and abbreviation of the book of John [Bacon) at taking his place in Chancery, 7 May 1617.

Philopatris* against Her Majesty's proclamation. The (fo. 448.)

preface of the author. Begins, First in the preface he 20. Sir E. Cooke's speech at the installation of the

taketh upon him to discover. Ends, that which the eleven Serjeants in the Temple Hall, 1614.

enemies of England allowed do declare. 21. Life of Sir Thomas Bodlye, written by his own

6. Leycester's Ghost. Begins, I that sometyme should hand. Begins, I was born at Excester, the 2d of

like the orient sunne. 560 stanzas. The supplement to March 1544. 6 pp. (fo. 463.) 22. The death of Queen Elizabeth, with her declara

• The pseudonym of Father Persoas,


Boy Pegg

ORTOR the legend, half a page of prose. (Leycester's Ghost is

printed at the end of Leycester's Commonwealth, 4to, NSTER.

Lond., 1641.) The supplement is to this effect: The Countess Lettice fell in love with Christopher Blunt. Leicester took Blunt into the Low Countries, where a Burgundian tried to kill him; he married Lettice; she poisoned Leicester, “as Wm. Points, the Earl's page, ir told me." G. B. R.

7. The world turned upside down: expressing the desperate confusions of the time, together with the causes, effects, and remedies thereof. The dedication is To all that mourne in Sion. (18 lines.) To Momus, 24 lines. The Invocation, 22 lines. Vox populi vox dei, 9 verses of 4 lines each. L'envoy on the contents, 2 verses of 6 lines each.

The World turned upside down.

The Search.
Loe, hee that all our tubs was wont to mend,

Being out of work, because the times are dead.
(289 stanzas of 6 lines each.)
Ende, Waite but awhile, and out of darkness light,

The Lord that hath will bring in open sight.
The Centurion. The Apology. 1 page each.

(The poem is a satire and abuse of all classes and conditions, practices, sports, &c.)

8. Lady Francis Howard before the King's delegates (named) complayneth as follows:

1613. The Earl's answer. The Archbishop's report and the King's answer. Discourse, written by Sir Daniel Dunn, Dr. of Civil Law, of the whole prosecution of the nullity. (435-493.)

9. Sir Walter Ralegh's apology. Begins, If the ill successe of the enterprise of mine. (513–544.)

10. Apology upon the death of Sir Robert Cecill, Kt., Lord Treasurer of England, written against his libellers, and presented to King James. Begins, Il di loda la será. It was an impresse (imprese) of a great Secretary of the State, and may now be well applyed unto a greater than himself. The night prayses the day. Ends, it is not the true way with your Majesty for men to raise themselves with the ladder of detraction. (557–580.)

Folio, 17th century.
1. Callis's treatise on Sewers. This has been printed.

2. Remonstrance by the Commons to King James (2 James I.), touching their privilege and the violation thereof.

3. A treatise against impositions without consent in Parliament. By Wm. Hakewill. Begins, The question in debate amongst us. Ends, And so I suppose they do also unto you. (About 100 leaves. The treatise was printed in 1641.)

4. Records collected by Sir Robert Cotton, about the raising of forces at the country's charge and the defence of the State. (about 35 leaves.)

Folio, 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Original entries of births of Grosvenors, temp. Elizabeth. (17 entries.)

Armorial of Cheshire (alphabetical) 10 leaves. “Col. « lections out of records by Roger Willcoxon, given to me at my visitation taken for Cheshire, 1613. Ri. “ St. George, Norroy." (About 25 leaves.)

Collections of Cheshire pedigrees, (109 pages) – perhaps by Norroy, or made on the occasion of his visi. tation. (The volume was used by Mr. Ormerod, the historian of Cheshire.)

Folio, 17th century. Brief notes of the evidences, pedigrees, &c., concerning the county palatine of Chester, taken out of the book of the visitation of Chester, made by Wm. Flower, alias Norroy King.atArms, taking with him Robert Glover alias Somerset herald, his Mareschal, A.D. 1580. The original re

areschel AD. 1580. The original re. mayneth with Sir W. Neave alias Clarencieux King-ofArms. This volume contains pedigrees and arms, some coloured. 158 and 33 leaves.

There is a separate Index in 4to to the above.
Folio, 17th century. Ignoramus, or the Academical

or the Academical Lawyer, acted at the Cockpit in Drury Lane, and also before the King and Queen's Majesty at Whitehall on Saturday night, 1 Nov. 1662, with great applause, . paraphrastically from the Academic to the English Theatre, by Ferdinando Parkhurst, $thodlkaloloyos,

The Names of the Actors.
Mr. Lillist , Theodorus An ancient Gentleman.
Mr. Smyth - Antonius His son, in love with ·

Mr. Underhill Ignoramus An English Lawyer.

Williams Dulman Ignoramus's three MARQUIS OF

clerks. R. Nokes

· Musæus
Mr. Norris Torcal A Portugal and pander.
Mr. Jennings Rosabella A young gentlewoman.
Mrs. Margaret Surda

An old deaf woman.
Mr. Medb.

Servant to Theodorus.
Mr. Crosby Bapacar A black Moor boy.

A belly flatterer.
Mrs. Norris Posla

Wife to Cupes, a shrew. R. Nokes Cola

A fryer. Mr. Angell


Aphanatick broker.
Mrs. Brown

Dorothea Wife to Theodorus.

Page to Dorothea.

Her waiting maid.

Richard Servant to Theodorus.

A victualler.

A fidler.


Scene, Burdeaux. A prologue to the King, spoken by Alexander Read, alludes to James I. haying heard the play.

There are two copies of close and one copy of the paraphrastical translation. (Hawkins in his preface to his edition of Ignoramus, does not mention this translation by Parkhurst.)

Folio, upwards of 70' leaves. Copies of letters by London merchants to various persons in 1622, 1623, and 1624. Almost every letter is headed Laus Deo, and the name of the person addressed is placed at the beginning.

Two thick volumes, folio. Copies of the rolls of Parliament. Edw. I. to Hen. VI.

A 4ta volume. Sir John Burrough’s treatise of the Sovereignty of the seas. (This has been printed.)

A 4to volume. Reports of Law Cases, temp. Car. I.

A 4to volume. Copy (17th century) of the Dialogue of the Bxchequer, attributed to Gervase of Tilbury.

A 4to volume. 17th century. This contains inter alia,

2. Bacon's opinion to King James touching the imployment of Sutton's Hospital.

5. Å true description of the late deceased Prince of Bohemia, taken 1629, (11 pages,) by an attendant.

6. Sir E. Sackville (afterwards Earl of Dorset), relation of the fight between him and Lord Bruce.

7. Passages at the Council table concerning W. Corriton (about his refusing to pay the loan).

8. A compendious account of Marvin, late Earl of Castlehaven.

9. Copy of the letter from the Duke of Rohan to the King of England, imploring aid, 1628. (9 pp.) In it he dilates on the miserable state of the Protestants in France.

10. Letter or supplication of the Protestants in France to King Charles I. (14 pp.)

A 4to volume. Proceedings in the Star Chamber against Henry Sherfield, for breaking one of the windows of the church of St. Edmund in Salisbury, 6 Oct. 8 Car. I., Hil. Term, 1632. (107 leaves.)

A 4to volume. Sir Francis Wheler's expedition in the West Indies, with his return into England, 1693. (19 leaves.) By Capt. Lilly, engineer in that expedition. Begins, Jan. 7, we set sail for Cowes. There are five coloured plans.

A 4to volume. A parallel between the end of Essex and the Duke of Buckingham, by Sir Henry Wotton. (This has been printed.)

A 4to volume. (58 pp.) Description of a cave in the Isle of Man (about 1730, by Wm. Cowper), in a letter to Sir Richard Grosvenor.

A folio volume. Sir Edwin Sandys's relation of religion in the western parts of the world. Dated from Paris, 9 April 1599. Dedicated to the Archbishop of Canterbury. (This copy is stated to be from the original.)

THE CHARTERS. There are, one Charter in the reign of Stephen, seven in the reign of Henry II., five in the reign of Richard I., and twelve in the reign of John.

In the reign of Stephen, Randle Gernons, Earl of Chester, exemplifies and confirms various grants to the Abbey of St. Werburgh, in Chester.

In the reign of Henry II., Hugh Cyveliock, Earl of Chester, makes two grants to the Abbey of Pulton;

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