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88. At his first coming into England, an Embassador was sent hither from the then Emperor Rodalpoli, desiring the King to maintain three thousand men in his warrs, against the Turks: his maty asked hin, why he did not solicit Spaine, and France, seeing their countries lay nearer, and so might doe more good, or receive more hurt, and therefore fitter for that assistance: the Embassador said, 'twas true, but his matior example, being a more remote Prince, would more effectually work upon them, than his own reason. The King replyed, he loved not to anger Princes, and that proportion demanded would do no more hurt to the Turk, than fleas to mens skinns ; but if other Princes would go soundly to work to attempt the subvertion of the whole Turkish empire by some brave and thorough enterprize, he would with all his heart bear them company; for great attempts may do good, by a distruction, but poore ones doc but stir up anger and hurt themselves.

89. No man gains by warr, but he that hath not wherewith to live in peace.

90. The people still desire warr till they have it, and they desire it presupposing good success, but one overthrow, an ill journy, or taxes imposed to maintain it, they require peace as much. In giveing pardons, I loe allwayes suppose my selfe in the offender, and then judge how far the like occasion might have tempted me.

91. There is in essentiall things a certain truth, and imutability in things indifferent, neither good nor ill, but as the Church, or State, creates it.

92. Being desired by a nobelman to grant a dispensation to one of his maties most eminent chaplains to hold two benefices without distance, his ma'y denyed it, saying, I must answer it to God, if the people be not fed by their Pastour, and therefore I will never grant a dispensation in that kind; but the Nobleman replyed and said, his maty had done it to other men. If I did, God forgive me, he was a knave that misinformed me, and I a foole for not better enquiring.

93. Preachers are like to whores, that may be said to say and doe any thing for their advantage.

94. There are noe people which turn their religion so soon as Puritans and Jesuites : for zeale transports them inore than knowledge, and having but a glimering of the same, when they come to be better taught, they are ready to make religion turn the way of their apprehensions, and so upon fancy are subject to alteration.

95. All corruption is nothing but dissolution, and the last dissolution of every thing is into the earth, which shews that from thence we began.

96. When I hear musick, first I anı sattisfied with the sound of it, but after I have heard it a while, I then looke what the meaning of it is, what it signifies, and 'tis but aire. Many mien are wise in a narrow

coinpass, which are not so in a larger, 'tis dealing in many affaires which tries a man.

97. All governments in their constitutions, and in their practice tend to monarchy, and where ever the better sort of people bear rule, there is alwayes some one that resembles a King amongst them; yea, though in their State of Venice, their Duke is as it were a dead name, yet were it impossible that their own wealth should long withold it selfe without him.

98. Good lawes must be made by a few men and reasonable, and not by a multitude.

99. That a theife shall be punished is God's law; but after what manner, is left to the government of

every State.

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100. Sir Henry Wotton sending a letter to his maty from Venice, related how the Prince of Conde sued for the title of Altess from the Synode of Venice, which was refused ; the King answered, that the Prince had good reason to sue for the same, and the Scigniory had donc ill to deny it him, considering all the world knew how he deserved it; it being his custome to raise himselfe upon every man's tayle he could get upon; and by that custoine he hoped to see himselfe elevated by the juist justice of God, to as high a dignity as the gallows at last.

101. There is noe good fancy in long speeches, for in speaking much it is impossible to shun little errors, therefore short and pithy is the best forme for business.

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102. Wheresoever Kings have many people, they have many friends.

103. My Lord of Bucklew said the border men were not valiant at the first onsett, but after, they proved good men; the King replyed, "Tis true, borderers fight to live, and not to dye.

104. A man would have thought the invention of guns would have ruined mankind, but God hath made it a meanes to save mens lives, for since that time men have retired themselves within walls, and few sett battailes have been fought.

105. A knowing man is hott in arguing for truths sake; an ignorant man for opinion sake.

106. The Church is to be believed in the interpretation of the Scriptures, but not directly against it, for when it differs from that, 'tis noe longer the church.

107 If a man have committed a publick scandalous sinn, he ought not only to satisfie his conscience with repenting it, but withall to repaire the scandell by professing it.

108. The same sentence with divers relations may be both holy and devilish.

109. Incest is so odious, because there are a few forbidden thec; and all the world beside open for

; thee.

110. Outward civility, and inward heresie, is harder to be converted to a better religion than an Indian.



111. Because Christ came, it was enough for the Patriarchs to believe only. Since his coming, we must not only believe, but understand.

112. In disputeing with a Papist, one must maintaine the grounds of Divinity, and seeke to destroy the building upon it; but against Puritans, one must destroy the grounds and maintaine the building; that is to say, the major position is false in the Puritans, and the mynor in the Papists.

113. If God gave not the kingdome of Israel to Saul and his posterity, what tooke he from him upon his offence, for he enjoyed it all his life?

114. The Chancellor Metelyn of Scotland, was suspected by the King to be in conspiracy against him ; the King one day callel him unto him, telling him how just grounds he had to suspect him, and bad him be more cutyfull hereafter.

His answer was, that to his knowledge those attempts intended to be made were nothing but fitt and necessary to be done. The King replyed, if those words you have spoken were uttered by a foole, they were to be laughen at, but being spoken by him, thought a

man, were worthy of hanging. The Chancellor submitted himselfe hereupon, and dyed within a very few clayes after.

115. There are three kinds of wisdome usual in Kinys, a sanctified wisdome, a pollitick wisdome, (which often straines itselfe to a less evill to avoid a


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