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Here then we have in this giant Charlemagne The glorious old gossip of Strawberry Hill, in a and his successors, the power and glory of the letter to Lady Ossory of Oct. 23, 1784, furnishes Papacy, and the miserable thraldom of the another account of the incident mentioned in Christian people. .
Kitty's letter:Una having learned the fate of her knight, now
" It is very true Madam we are robbed in the face of appeals to Prince Arthur, whom she meets; and the Sun, as well as at the going down thereof. I know he fights and slays the giant, delivers the knight, not how other districts fare, but for fire miles round us and strips and exposes Duessa, who flies to hide we are in perpetual jeopardy. Two of our justices, reher shame in the wilderness. Prince Arthur, the turning from a Cabinet Council of their own, at Brent
ford, were robbed last week before three o'clock, at the poet tells us, is Magnificence, i. e. the doing of
gates of Twickenham: no wonder; I believe they are all great deeds. He is the impersonation of British
hoodwinked, like their Alma Mater herself, and, conseroyalty as shown forth in the house of Tudor, quently as they cannot see, it is not surprising that both and we have here the victory of that house over
have here the victory of that house over she and they should often weigh out their goods with the papacy and its abettors.
unequal scales." In order to restore her knight to the vigour Can you or any of your readers tell me who requisite for his conflict with the dragon, Una Mrs. Hart was, and the “old Weasel which she now leads him to the House of Holiness, where left behind "?"
WILLIAM TITE. he is put through a course of instruction and 43, Lowndes Square. discipline by Faith, Hope, and Charity, the daughters of Holiness. He then engages the dragon, pray Deare Mr. Hide 1 forgive me for not writewhom he overcomes and slays after a perilous ing to you before now for the reasone is I have conflict of three days' duration. At the end of bin sick thre months & sipse I recoverd I have the first day, when the hero's strength is nearly had nothing to intertaine you withall nor have exhausted, it is restored by his falling into the nothing now worth writing but that I can holde Well of Life; and at the end of the second day no longer to let you know I never have ben in he is again saved by falling into the "stream of any companie wethout drinking your health for balm” ihat flowed from the Tree of Life. By I loue you with all my soule. the pel mel is now the well and tree I think the two sacraments to me a dismale plase sinse I have uterly lost Sr seem to be indicated. The remainder of the Car Scrope ? never to be recourd agane for he tould allegory is simple and easy to be understood. me he could not live allwayes at this rate & so
I will only further observe, that the allegorical begune to be a littel uncivil, which I could not characters cease with this book. So when we sufer from an uglye baux garscon. Mo Knights s meet with the Red-cross Knight and Satyrane | Lady mothers dead & she has put up'a scutchin no again, they are simply knights of Faerie, Archi- beiger then my Lady grins + scunchis.4 a My lord mage a mere enchanter, and Duessa the Queen of Scots.
Thos. KEIGHTLEY. 1 Mr. Hide is conjectured to have been the handsome
Lory or Lawrence Hyde, second son of Lord Chancellor
and June 1678 he was at the Hague on diplomatic busiLETTERS OF NELL GWYNNE AND KITTY
ness. (Correspondence of Clarendon and Rochester, i. CLIVE.
16, 20.) DEAR MR. EDITOR
3 Sir Carr Scrope was created a baronet 1667-8, and
died unmarried 1680. He was one of the witty comIn your interesting Miscellany you have re
and author of various poetical cently introduced two letters from Nell Gwynne. effusions, to be found in Dryden's Miscellanies. Johnson I think it might please your readers to have a notices him in his life of Rochester. copy of her letter which is in my collection of
3 Mrs. Knight, a singer of great celebrity, and a rival
to Nell Gwynne in the tender regard of Charles II. She autographs. It is, no doubt, authentic, and was
is mentioned by both Evelyn and Pepys, although the formerly in the possession of Mr. Singer, at whose latter had not heard her sing up to the period at which sale I bought it. It was so well illustrated by his diary closes. The name of her Lady-mother has not our dear mutual friend Mr. Bruce, and introduced | been found. by him, with some others, into the Camden Mis- | 4 Lady Greene, who escaped the researches of MR.
BRUCE, has been identified by MR. J. G. NICHOLS cellany (vol. v.), that I add to it his valuable notes.
(“N. & Q.” 3rd S. viii. 413). She was another favourite I also enclose another curious specimen, written of Charles II., by whom she was the mother of his son by the famous Kitty Clive, addressed no doubt Charles Fitz-Charles, created in 1675 Earl of Plymouth, to her friend Miss Pope the actress, of whom and of a daughter Katherine. Lady Greene was KaHorace Walpole, writing to the Countess of therine, daughter of Thomas Pegge, Esq. of Yeldersley, Rochester 5 is gon in the cuntrei. M: Savil 6 has now lets talke of state affairs, for we never caried got & misfortune, but is upon recovery & is to things so cunningly as now for we dont know mary an bairres, who I thinke wont wont [sic] whetber we shall have pesce or war, but I am for have an ill time ont if he holds up his thumb. war and for no other reason but that you may Ms lord of Dorscit? apiers wonse in thre munths, come home. I have a thousand merry conseets, for he drinkes aile with Shadwell & M' Haris - but I cant make her write um & therfore you at the Dukes house all day long. my Lord Bur- must take the will for the deed. god bye, your ford 10 remimbers his sarvis to you, my Lord most loueing obedunt faithfull & humbel Bauclaire "l is is [sic] goeing into france. We are a
co. Derby ; became the wife of Sir Edward Greene, Bart. Ossory on July 15, 1783, says:
of Sampford in Essex, who died in Flanders in 1676. “ Miss Pope has been at Mrs. Clive's this week, and I Lady Greene herself had probably died shortly before this have not been able to call on them. I wrote a line of letter was written.-En. “N. & Q." excuse, but hoped very soon to salute Miss Pope's eye. 4n Probably the writer misplaced the n in this word, Excuse my radolage, but what better can you expect?” writing scunchis for scuchins.
saryant goeing to supe with the king at whithall & my lady
E. G. Harvie," the King remembers his sarvis to you. John Wilmot, the poetical Earl of Rochester, who, as
Twickenham Oct' ye 17, 1784. Johnson remarked, “blazed out his youth and his health My dear Popy, in lavish voluptuousness," and with “avowed contempt The Jack I must hare, and I suppose the of all decency and order." The history of the contrast Cook will be as much delighted with it, as a fine presented by the close of his life is a well-known book by
Lady with a Birthday Suit; I send You WallBishop Burnet. He died on the 26th July, 1680, at the age of 34.
| nuts which are fine, but pray be moderate in your The gentleman who could govern by rule of thumb | admiration for they are dangerous Dainties; John was Henry Savile, the future Vice-Chamberlain, for whom has carried about to my Neighbours above six see the Savile Correspondence, edited by Mr. W. D. Cooper thousand and he tells me there (are] as many still for the Camden Society in 1858. The projected marriage
left; indeed it is a most wonderfull tree M" did not come off. i The Earl of Dorset was one of the wildest of the man
Prince has been robd at Two o'Clock at Noon of companions of the merry monarch. His doings are her Gold Watch and four Guineas, and at the written at large in all the scandalous chronicles of that same time our two Justices of three and sixpence period. Vell Gwynne was living with him as his mis a Piece, they had like to be shott for not having tress when the king took a fancy to her, and the terms
more. Every body inquires after You and I deof the bargain and sale by wbich she was transferred to the sovereign may be read in Cunningham, p. 68. Dorset | liver your Comp'. Poor M" Hart is dead - well or Backhurst, for the latter was his title whilst Nell spoken of by every body. I pity the poor old Gwynne lived with him, is more creditably known by his Weassel that is left behind. song To all you ladies now at land," and by his con
Adieu my dear Popy duct at the close of the reign of James II. His life is
Y" ever included among Johnson's Lives of the Poets. 8 Thomas Shadwell the poet, who owed to the influence
C. CLIVE. of the Earl of Dorset his appointment as laureate on the The Jack must carry six or seven and twenty ejection of Dryden at the Revolution of 1688. However pounds, the waterman shall bring the money when mean his poetry, his conversation is said to have been highly witty and amusing. From his companionship
I know what. with Rochester and Dorset, it is not to be wondered at that it was also often indecent and profane.
MONS VULTUR. Joseph Harris, the celebrated actor, who drew sword
I do not know that I have much that is new to for Charles I. at Edgehill, and lived to delight the town, after the Restoration, with his Othello, Alexander, Brutus, I
say respecting Mons Vultur; but it is so seldom: and Catiline. Pepys describes him as a man of most at that a traveller penetrates to this secluded part of tractive qualities. “I do find him a very excellent per- Italy, that anything, however trifling, will be son, such as in my whole acquaintance I do not know interesting to some of your readers, particularly to another better qualified for converse, whether in things of his own trade or of other kind; a man of great under
| the admirers of Horace and his works. It was a standing and observation, and very agreeable in the
| little beyond the middle of June that I mounted manner of his discourse, and civil as far as is possible. I this beautiful mountain, clothed with oaks, elms, was mightily pleased with his company." Lord Braybrooke stated in a note to Pepys (ii. 196) that Harris Lord Montagu of Boughton, afterwards Earl and Duke of probably died or left the stage about 1676. The present Manchester. Elizabeth married Sir Daniel Harvey, a letter postpones that date for a year or two, and Dr. Doran conspicuous person at that time; as ranger of Richmond in his most amusing treasury of information respecting Park he gave shelter in his house to Lady Castlemaine the drama (Their Majesties Šervants, vol. i. p. 63), dates during her quarrels with Charles II. Her ladyship, achis retirement from the stage in 1682, and his interment cording to Pepys, rewarded Lady Harvey by encouragat Stanmore Magna in 1683.
ing“ Doll Common," or Mrs. Cory, who was the distin10 Lord Barford, as we have already noticed, was the guished representative of that character, to mimic Lady elder of Nell Gwynne's two children by the king. He Harvey on the stage, in the character of Sempronia. was born 8th May, 1670, created Lord Burford on the Lady Harvey “provided people to hiss her and fling 27th December, 1676, and Duke of St. Alban's on the 10th | oranges at her," and, that being unsuccessful, procured Jan. 1683-4.'
the Lord Chamberlain to imprison her. Lady Castle"Lord Beauclerk, Nell Gwynne's younger son, was maine “ made the king to release her," and a great disborn 25th December, 1671, and died, as we have before turbance was excited both in the theatre and at court. remarked, at Paris in September, 1680.
In the mean time Sir Daniel Harvey was sent away am13 Lady Harvey was Elizabeth, sister of Ralph third bassador to Constantinople.
chestnuts, and, in its higher ranges, with beeches | an unbroken line around, dotted with finer speciand pines. It was such a day for heat as inspired mens of timber than I have ever seen, even in Horace to sing (Carm. III. 4, 9):
our northern regions. Historical records are silent “ Me fabulosæ Vulture in Appulo,
as to the time when it was in operation; but the Altricis extra limen Apuliæ,
intelligent inhabitants maintain that they would Ludo fatigatumque somno
be in a great measure relieved from the earthFronde novâ puerum palambes
quakes that desolate their country if it were Texere.”
again to burst forth and let off the pent-up gases Woodpigeons are still as numerous as they
underground. were in the days of Horace; while the cooing of
It is curious that I should have heard the same the dove and the humming of the bees invited to
observation when I was at Casal Nuovo, in sleep. I approached the mountain from the side
southern Calabria, the central spot, where the of Melfi, which gives name to the highest peak,
earthquake of 1783 had been felt most severely, “Il Pizzuto di Melfi,” four thousand three hun and where the Princess Gerace and many thoudred and fifty-seven feet above the level of the sea.
sands of the inhabitants had been swallowed up. The approach to the mountain is through vine Towards the south my host pointed to the highest yards, which grow with great luxuriance, as vines
mountain, Aspromonte, and said that all their always do on volcanic soils. The wine is strong,
calamities arose from that central point. This and requires dilution for the sober Italian.
was the opinion of one who had watched for half At the foot of the mountain to the north, the
a century the shocks to which they were conAufidus could be traced for many miles by the
stantly subject, and this man, abnormis sapiens, winding of the valley through which it runs. In
was probably not far from the truth. its upper course it is a stream of no great size in
In the largest crater of Mons Vultur are two summer, though evidently a violent torrent from
small lakes, from which at times issue sulphureous the winter snow and rain. I can easily under
exhalations, like those which rise from Lacus stand why its presiding nymphs should bave been
Ampsanctus, which is at no great distance, and is propitiated by the superstitious, as the following
no doubt connected with this ancient volcano. inscription shows:
The inhabitants feel that they are resting on a NIMPHIS . AVFIDI
volcano that might burst out at any moment, as SERVATRIC. SACR
Vesuvius did eighteen hundred years ago; but C. MAGIVS. C.F
the Italians are in general a pious race, and have VELLEIANVS
much dependence on a Higher Power. They have REST . ET . DEDIC
frequent admonitions by slight shocks; and I was It is particularly interesting to find the name told that the appearance of the lakes gave warnof Magius Velleianus in this neighbourhood, and ing of what was likely to happen, as they became we cannot but imagine that we may have here more turbulent and threw out exhalations more Magius Celer Velleianus, brother of the historian largely before a severe shock took place. There Velleius Paterculus, who served as legate to are more than a dozen cones scattered over the Tiberius in the Dalmatian war A.D. 9, and shared surface of the mountain, but, what is very curious, in the honours of his commander's triumph. At no appearance of any extensive stream of lava. the time of Augustus's death (A.D. 14), he and To my eye, the little lava I saw had much more his brother were the “ candidati Cæsaris” for the of a basaltic structure than what I had been prætorship (Vell. Pat. II. 115, 121, 124). It is accustomed to see round the base of Vesuvius. the more likely that this should be so, as the Sulphureous springs are abundant. I heard of family, though originally of the highest rank in “una mofeta con due bocche" at La Rendina, Capua (Liv. xxiii. 7, 10), were evidently settled where the country was efflorescent with sulphur. in this direction, as the “atavus" of Velleius At Barile, originally a colony of Albanians, there Paterculus is called by him “ Asculanensis” (Vell. is another very powerful spring, which is used for Pat. II. 16), distinguished in the Social War chronic diseases by the inhabitants of the sur(B.C. 90) by his fidelity to the Romans. Now rounding country. Near Atella there is said to Asculum Apulum Ascoli is at no great distance be another still more strongly saturated; from the banks of the Aufidus, and the property on every side of the mountain such springs of Magius might be often subjected to the inun- | abound. dations of the river.
There is an idea prevalent among Italian The forest Monticchio, with its lofty and aged geologists that Mons Vultur was in distant ages trees, afforded a pleasant shade as I ascended the close to the Adriatic, as they believe that Puglia slopes. There can be no doubt of the volcanic Piana, as it is called, was then submerged, and nature of the mountain: there are several craters, only raised gradually by the violent throes of but one in particular far more perfect than that of nature. There is no doubt that this part of Italy Vesuyius. "The sides of this crater rise in nearly is only slightly raised above the level of the sea,
and the land lying between the plains of Cannä verse which probably you may think had better and Venusia would have then formed an inland be omitted :bay.
“ EPISTLE FROM M. MENDEZ, ESQ., TO MR. J. ELLIS, I travelled for thirty miles along the banks of
fidus, from Cannæ to Venusia, and I was “ When to Ellis I write, I in verse must inditeparticularly struck by the level nature of the Come Phæbus, and give me a knock : country till I arrived near to the birth-place of For on Friday at eight, all behind the 'Change gate, Horace, Venusia stands in the water-shed of a
Mr. Ellis will be at the Cock, ridge, on one side of which the waters flow into
“ I will try to be there, where I firmly declare the Aufidus and hence into the Adriatic, while
I should want neither claret nor hock; on the other they fall into the river Bradanus,
But in numbers would sport, quite inspir'd by your port: now Bradano, at the mouth of which I found, I
Who verse would deny for the Cock? some fifty miles farther south, the ruins of the
IU. celebrated temple at Metapontum, now known to | “The Fleece of rich Spain people envy in vain, the inhabitants as “Tavola dei Paladini.” The
Full as good is the wool of our flock :
Nor the Head of the Pope shall invite us to tope Bradanus has a long course, taking its rise at the
Such wine as we drink at the Cock. foot of Mons Vultur, and flowing southward into the Gulf of Taranto, it formed the boundary « In learn'd Abchurch Lane let them swill their chambetween Apulia and Lucania.
pain, At the time when Puglia Piana is supposed to 'Till the liquor their senses shall lock; have been submerged, geologists imagine that the Let them fiddle and sing at the Arms of the King, Gulf of Taranto was united to the Adriatic across
We have wit with our wine at the Cock, the neck of land which joins Brundusium to
" A Swan of black hue is a wonder, 'tis true, Tarentum: so that the Japygian peninsula must. *
. And the Swan in a Hoop we will mock; then have been an island. No doubt this neck of
Nay, the Fountain in vain spouts her floods of red rain, land is at no great height above the sea level. I It rains deeper red at the Cock. travelled along it from Manduria, through Uria, to Brundusium. I found that it was at Uria the central point, where the ridge began to rise,
" A bumper, no less, 'tis to Britain's success. which runs northward and forms what is known
May her navy stand stout as a rock ; to the Italians as Puglia Pietrosa. A very slight May she bang the French fleet wheresoever they meet, subsidence would again make the Japygian penin And make them a mere Shrove-tide Cock. sula into an island.
0, 'tis an impertinent clock !
I'll stick to my friend and the Cock.
“ M. M." I hare in my possession a copy of Mendez's Col Richmond, Surrey.
W. C. lection of Poems, which you are aware was published in 1767 as a supplement to Dodsley's Collection. I am not about to make any remark
LEGAL COMMON-PLACES, temp. JAMES I. upon the book itself; but on the fly-leaves, at the I have a dilapidated common-place book in beginning and end, are written in the neatest of which are entered several MS, notes of cases, rules
Jeeting, by Mr. John Ellis:" this I do not propose memoranda, in two different hands—those dated to trouble you with, as it has no great merit, and 1601, 2, 3, apparently copied from original notes would not suit the taste of the present day. The by a clerk, and those of 1604, 5, 6, 7 in the reother, however, may be interesting, not as a poem, / porter's own handwriting, which is somewhat difbut as illustrating the manners and customs of ficult to decipher. The Lord Keeper named was our ancestors, and as recalling the memory of doubtless Sir Thomas Egerton, afterwards Lord many houses of public resort and entertainment Chancellor; the Attorney-general, Sir Edward in the neighbourhood of the Royal Exchange, Coke. Mr. Bacon was Francis Bacon, who bemany of them probably being no longer in exist- came Lord Chancellor; Hunt, LL.D., a ence. It is called an “ Epistle from M. Mendez, | Master in Chancery, and in 1605 Master of the Esq., to Mr. J. Ellis”-no doubt the author of the other poem, but of whom the biographical The entries are under the following heads :books at present at my call do not give any Subpæna, Attachments, Comissions, Responsiones, account. He was, no doubt, a choice spirit of the Generall observacons, inter alia. 1601, day, or, more correctly perhaps, the night. I “None may make or passe greene Bookes by my Lorder
I give you the whole poem, but there is one appoyntment (at this present] but €. (viz.) my fathes (but not as Clerke of the Crowne) (the clearke of] the You warble in yoʻsealf; you are nowe pushing to farr, Hamper and 4 more, or such as my Lord sball nominate, [Dos custos. ] but he may name as manie as he like.
A bodye politique hath no sowle and therfore some of The reason whie sett hand bookes or greene bookes be them ymagine they should have no conscyence [Dns writt in vellum ys because that everye worde therin is Custos) speakinge of the Deane of Rochester D'cor Blange. written at length, as Richardus and noe Richữs, and not Tantæne animis cælestibus iræ. Speaking of clergiein course.
mens feirce psecučon of a cawse. Termino Michis anno R. Regis Jac primo apud Winton Mr Attorney speakinge of the malicious carriages of a 1603, 14 Novembr. This terme for the sicknes was ad cause by ecclesiasticall and church psons. Clericus in iorned ynto Winton Citty: till Crð. Martini. The moote oppido tanquam piscis in arido. poynt was hereon, whether the day of Cro. Martyni, or Vt fælicitatis est posse quantum velis sis magnitudinis the 4 daye after (viz.) Twesday, shoulde be the firste dave nullo quantum possis. / in a demurrer int' Bowes et or not, vt was resolued &c. Mr Tyndall tould us so in the dñam Reginam. [Hitchcockel King's Bedchamber at Winchester, that beinge made the My Lord Keeper sayd that Cayus will was the beste ; chapple chamber for my Lode Chancellor.
who would neaver make anie other Executors but his Dismission-Costs--Publicacon-Demurrer-Esamin handes, nor anie other overseers but his eyes. (19 Maij acon of Wittnesses- Brē de Execucoë-Replications, 1° Jacobi.) Reiunctio-DedimPotestatem- Acute et graviter dicta. You have made a longe entrie to a little howse speak
Mr Bacon sayd: the poore man went like a sheepe to inge to Mr Higgins that vsed a longe prface to a cause of a Bushe in a storme, and he robbed him of all his wooll. | little worth, and might have beene sooner answered.
Let one devill torment the other sayd my Lord Keep' [Dns Custos.] to a question asked him what should become of the Possibilitye is the mother of hope, and hope the nurse of Broker: that both Broker & vusurer had conspired to desire. Mr Kinge at Powles crosse 25t0 Octobr. cosin a younge gentleman.
This cawse will fare like a froste, for yt will have a One oath in the affirmatire is better then a thowsand fowle end. Michis 4410 et 45to. [Dos Custos.] in the negative.
My Lome asked what did the ntye give him that he Mr D'tor Hunt in Courte beinge demaunded the civill should rndertake all their charges. all that he had my lawe rule in witnesses.
Lord awnswered they. All that he had sard my Lord yt My Lode Keep sayd no man goeth by the Kings nigh- may be that was of small or no valewe. Much like yup way but the doggs will barke at him; neaver lett an awnswer to the sayinge of Peeter to Christe. Wee haue honest man care for yll wordes, they be but doggs bark forsaken all and followed the. I knowe nothing Se inge.
Peeter had but an owld boate and a broken nett. So may In a manne of yll carriage: althoughe there be no yop all be, 14 Octo: 44° et 450. apparant proofes, yet everie suspicon carrieth his force: The same to Mrs Fulliambe havinge ordered that an and yf there be sundrie suspitions omnes suspitiones annuitye of lxxxli p annum should be pd to hir from hir crescunt, sayth my Lode Keep.
| husband (she beinge severed from him) and firste apI will not cutt the bodye because the coate is too little, I poynted the Rolls for the place of payment at hir request, speakinge of a mans intent by his last will to estate some and then she alteringe that minde requested yt might be of his ffriends, but wanted forme. (Ld. Keep in margin.) | paid hir at Yorke, wch he likewise granted; Lastlie Qui iu p'tibus mentitur nefarius est.
naminge a third place changinge hir former opinion; my Qui vnam et eandem rem duobus vendit, fraudulentus Lord sayd, (seinge hir so variable) Mrs Fulliambe yt will est.
trumpe a good Tayler to make a garment for the moone, Officina nihil habet ingenuum.
wch you resemble becawse you waxe and wayne so often. Libenter ignoro vt liberius patrem [altered from This was spoken two yeares before the former about 14 pergam).
Octo. Michis 44to et 450." Magis et minus non differunt specie. My Lord Keep [The following are in the second hand]:speekinge that 4 in the hundred was as much vsurie as
“Michis, 1604. Octob. 12. Ld Keep, Non refert de 10 in the hundred. Litis et æris alieni comes miseria. Idem.
nomine modo constet de feofm: as yf a man be arested by You had the Bird in yor hand, you might kill him or
the name of Sawkeld when his name is Salcott. lett him flie at yop pleasure. Idem.
Singularitas testium vitiat testimonium-Idem: as vf Plus valent duo affirmantes quam mille negantes.
one by one have seene or hearde speake such a thing and
not 2 or more at one tyme. Doc Hunt in curia, Volenti non fit iniuria modo non inductus sit fraude ad
20 Octobris. Mr Attorney Generall dining at the 6
clearkes office with vs : sayed: Oleum in summo, vinum illam voluntatem. (Dns custos in marg.]
in medio, et mel in imo is all wayes best. You brushe yorsealf so longe that you brushe the dust | 20 Nove. 1604. My L4 Chancelor taxed one choppinge into yor owne eves. Ldo Keeper to Sient Spurlinge that of one an other before they had finished ther speaches out excused him sealf of an imputacon both longe & ernestlie. of St Jerom as he sayest touching speach. 1. Silendi pa
This cawse hath been carried in the heigth of witt and tieutia. 2. Loquendi opportunitas. 3. Virtutis Fundastrength of wordes, and theirfore impar congressus for menta. me to awnswer, in regard of my insufficyencve in the Hillarii. 1604. 2. R. R. S. case betweene Francklyn and Gascoigne. Quis pinxit Tyll 32 H. 8. no man might devise his lande by leonem, speakinge of a forged deede beinge in the partyes will vnlesse it weare in certayne manners that hal hande that complayned of the forgerye therof. [Mr such a custom, and in my opinion it hath breade many Bacon in marg.]
. . ements that a dying man payned and distracted My Lds marks of an rll cause be manre. Amongste therby shoold in articulo mortis when his soule shood be the rest one to make private peticons, and worke to prouiding viaticum for that neaver recoring iorney pvert Justice by private tres and mocon of great men. shoold bestow his thoughts (having no learned men by And my Lord vseth to say I am a blabber and prsentlie |
on the inheritance of lande. will discover the content of the Irē and meanes vsed in Idem.-Cum factor rerum priuasset semina clerum the behalf of the ptye. [Dns Custos.]
Ad satanæ votum successit herba nepotum.