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M. Wilson, A Letany upon a journey to Bath (satirical; against
things at Bath ; 13 verses of 3 lines each, with the addition
The Compounder's song. (9 verses.)
Or we'll pull down your sign,
For we are all jovial compounders ;
And confusion unto his impounders.”
Leave your doubts, leave your fears."
Still in thy own old shape appear,
To render due honor to Christenmas."
Upon the great prevalency of the sword. (19 verses of
The law lies ableeding;
Throw aside your reading.'
Song : King Charles First, prisoner.
And yett farewell.”
That hast a loyal royall heart.”
Song on an Act against titles of honor.
Fill the bowle,
At the usage the States lay upon us."
On King James's death. (1 p.)
Elegy on the Duke of Richmond. (2 pp.)
Upon the death of Mr. Thomas Washington, page to the
Composed of any thing but elegy."
On Dr. Burgess of Maudlyn's.
On the Earl of Strafford.
Elegies on the Earl of Lindsay, on the Earl of Northamp-
On Oliver Cromwell.
He needs must go; they say the Devil drives."
Latin poems by Jo. Jackson, on Thomas, Bishop of M. WILbox, Durham, and Sir W. Waller.
The execution of the Covenant burnt by the common hangman; Edward Dunne, May 22, 1661; published for the use of Dr. B. and Mr. Nobcrofte, and the rest of the rigid Presbyterians. (1 p.)
On the Earl of Strafford's tryal, and the last letter to His
Another, on the same subject, by D. Cooper.
The character of Orkney (10 pp.), from my cave called the Otter's Hole, in the third month of my banishment from Christendom, Sept. 9, 1652.
Some poems by J. S. (Suckling ?).
Iter boreale. Upon the successful march of Lieutenant-
Begins, “ The daye is broke." (11 pp.)
Upon the imprisonment of Mr. Calamy in Newgate, 1662, by Robert Wild, D.D. (3 pp.)
On the Oxford visitors, 1648.-On the happy return of King Charles.-On the coronation of Charles II.-On thunder happening at the Coronation.
To King Charles on his resolution to marry the Infanta of Portugal, May 8, 1661.-On the King's and Queen's Majestys at Hampton Court. (The last four and some niore are by Henry Bold.)
Answer to the French declaration, 1666.—The royal rendezvous, 1666.
The True Cavalier.
The second advice to the painter for drawing the history of our naval business, in imitation of Mr. Waller, being the last work of Sir John Denham, Kt., 1665. (Printed in the State Poems.)
Mr. Wilbraham, speaker, to Queen Elizabeth; and her answer.
Sir H. Vaughan, ambassador in France, his challenge to the Duke of Guise, March 1592. (1 p.)
Petition of the Lower House to Queen Elizabeth, 2 March 1575 (about religion); and the Queen's answer.
Sir Nicholas Bacon, speaker, to Queen Elizabeth at Greenwich, 1563, after having received the articles sent by Mr. Smith from France about the rendering of Newhaven.
Petition of the citizens of London to Parliament, temp.
The Queen's speech to Parliament, March 15, 1576.
The Duke of Lenox's speech concerning war with
The Marquis of Huntly's speech in Scotland, being prisoner to the Covenanters.
Catalogue of books printed in Edinburgh in 1623. (1 p.)
The Scot's army's declaration to their brethren in England. (fo. 286.-36.)
Sir Thomas Gowrie, high sheriff of Yorkshire, his speech to the King in York, March 1611
Speech in Latin by Dr. Lovine to King Charles II., in the name of the Consistory of Hauge (sic) and in the presence of the rest of the ministers of that church, on the death of King Charles I., 7 kal. Martii 1649. And a translation of it.
Lady Jane Dudley to her sister the night before she was beheaded. (2 pp.)
Roger Ascham to Mrs. Asteley.
Roger Ascham to Stephen, Bishop of Winchester, L.C.
Roger Ascham to Edward Callihut.
Roger Ascham to Sir W. Paulet, 1554 ;-to the Bishop of Winchester ;-and to Sir Thomas Smith.
Sir Thomas Heneage to Lord Burghley, the last of March 1576.
Roger Ascham to Gardiner.
Roger Ascham to Queen Elizabeth, 10 Oct. 1567. (Upwards of four leaves; asking that he may keep his place.)
The Lords of the Council to Lord Burghley, 5 Sept. 1576.
Thomas Heneage to Lord Burghley, 22 Sept. 1576.
• Printed in Izaak Walton's Life of Wotton.
R. Barker to the Bishop of London.
Henry VIII. to John Arundell, esquire, 11th April 1523. M. WILSON,
Edward (VI.) to his father (from Hatfield), and to Queen
Katherine (from Hertford), and to the Earl of Hertford, Roger Ascham to Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 5 Aug. and to Barnaby Fitzpatrick (20th Dec. 1551 and 22nd 1564.
Aug. 1552), and to the Archbishop of Canterbury on Roger Ascham to his brother, Mr. C. H., when he put Mr. Hooper's behalf (for the see of Gloucester), 5th Aug., him to service to the Earl of Warwick.
4 Edward VI.
Lady Jane Grey to the Duke of Norfolk.
(Fo. 81.) Sir W. Raleigh to Winwood. From the
Tower, 1617. Begins, “ Before going to Guiana."*
The same to Lady Raleigh. From Guiana, 14th Nov.
The same to Winwood (long). Begins, “Sir, I have not
“ hitherto given you any account of our proceedings and
The same to the same. Begins, “ Sir, since the death
“ of Keinish."'S
Letter from ignotus (Sir Philip Sidney), to Queen Mr. Roger Meeres (at Bradfield in Suffolk) to Sir Thos.
Oct. 11, 1621.
King James to his nobility; to raise money. 25th Oct.
The same to the Earl of Warwick. (For the university.) 1634; (recusancy).
Charles I. to the Keepers of the Clink, to deliver pri-
soners to the French Ambassador : 6 Charles I.
Conway to the Earl of Bristol, 24th March 1625; and
Coventry to the Earl of Bristol ; and Bristol's answer ;
Thomas Alured to Mr. Chamberlain of the Court of Sir E. Walsingham (in France) to Sir Thomas Smith, Wards, 6th June 1628 (about business in the House of 18th Oct. 1572. (117.)
Commons and Sir John Eliot).
Francis Cochet to Sir John Robinson, Lieutenant of the
after he was discharged: he went to York and enjoyed
Sir Henry Slingsby in the Tower, to a fellow prisoner,
Anthony Sadler, clerk, to Philip Nye, 14th May 1654.
The Earl of Marlborough to Sir Hugh Pollard, April 24,
Council letter about Hearth Money, 7th Oct. 1663.
Transcripts of letters, tempp. Henry VIII. and Mary,
Letters relating to the ancient family of Talbot, Earl of Dr. Hewitt's letter to Dr. Wild the day before his execu- Shrewsbury, of Sheffield Castle, being business of arms, tion, dated from the Tower, June 7, 1658.
matters of state, and county affairs, with foreign and Apology for the Church of England, to some discon domestic news .... found in the said castle of Sheffield tented friends, 1569.
in 1676.** Transcribed in that year and 1677 by J. H. Vol. XIX.
Among these are many from Thomas Allen, presbiter,
Henry VIII. to Earl of Northumberland, about his sister
Earl of Northumberland to Earl of Shrewsbury, about
Sir T. Cromwell to the Earl of Shrewsbury (two).
The Duke of Norfolk to the same, about Scottish affairs
Sir Thomas Wharton to the Earl of Shrewsbury, about
* I do not find this letter in Mr. Edwards's Life of Raleigh. 6th May 1536.
+ Letter No. CLIII., printed by Mr. Edwards. William Kingston, Lieutenant of the Tower, to Crom 1 Letter No. CLIV., printed by Mr. Edwards.
§ This is a postscript to letter CLIV. well, about the execution of Anne Boleyn.
U Mr. Edward prints No. CLVI. from a copy in the Record Onice. Sir William Paget to Lord William Gray, of Wilton, dated 24 Sept. 1618. But the original (which I have seen) is dated Governor of Boulogne, 5th Sept. 1546.
June 16, and does not give any year.
See No. CLXV., printed by Mr. Edwards. Duke of Norfolk to Henry VIII., being in his dis
** The original letters found at Sheffield Castle are in the College of favour.
Contession of David Maitland, 30th April, 36 Hen. VIII. (He came out of Scotland lest he should be troubled for using the New Testament. He appears to have promised to get the aid of the Borderers for the King. He was brother-inlaw to Lord Somervile, and came here to seek the Earl of Lenox; he was taken as a spy in Herts, and the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Council sent him to the Earl of Shrewsbury to be examined.)
Letters to and from the Earl of Shrewsbury; Council letters, temp. Hen. VIII. ; many on Scots affairs; many
Ton Scots affairs : many in 1544, some in 1545.
Sir R. Sadler to the Earl of Shrewsbury, about raising men and modelling the army.
Intelligence from Scotland, 30th March 1546, by Ignoto.
The Duke of Somerset to the Earl of Shrewsbury, requesting him to come to Newcastle.
The same to the same, asking for 100 men.
Several from Sir Ralph Sadler to the Earl of Shrewsbury, about forts in Scotland and the army.
Sir John Luttrell to the Earl, 1548.
Several from Sir R. Bowes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, 1549.
Vol. XXI. This volume (of 66 leaves) contains letters of Lords, &c. to Ladys, &c., and letters of Ladys; found at Sheffield Castle, 1550-1607.
Earl of Shrewsbury to Lady Pope, 1559, and to John Long about Lady Pope.
Lady Pope to the Earl.-Countess Gertrude to the Earl. Anne Countess of Pembroke to the Earl.
Letters to the Earl by the Countess of Northumberland, Lady Elizabeth Dacre, Lady Clifford, Lady Wharton, and Katherine Countess of Westmoreland.
Lady Lumley to the Countess of Shrewsbury.-Speech delivered to Her Majesty at her departure from Harefield, the Lord Keeper's house. The place attired in black.-A masque performed to the Queen there. The speech followeth ; then some poetry, “Then spake the voice of heaven “ to this sad knight."'*
Mrs. Mary Markham to the Earl. Several in 1603.
Arabella Stuart to the Earl, 16th Sept. 1603. (News from Court.) 3 pp.
John Fowler to the Earl, 1lth Sept. 1603. (About Lady Arabella.)
A sonnet to Lady Arabella ; and an account of her death.
Vol. XXII. Collection of coats of arms and descents of several families of nobility and gentry of the East Riding (of
st Riding (of Yorkshire), collected 1672.
This is a volume of 213 leaves. The families, about 120 in number, are arranged in alphabetical order, and there is an index.
Vol. XXIII. A similar volume of 287 leaves, for the North Riding.
Vol. XXIV. Catalogue or abstract of pedigrees of several families in the counties of York, Durham, and Leicester, with tables, by J. H. (About 250 leaves.) ,
Vol. XXV. A similar volume for the counties of York, Lancashire, and Lincoln. (285 leaves.)
Vol. XXVI. On ancient coins and measures; collected from Burton, Leigh, and Chamberleyn, 1671.
Vol. XXVII. Transcripts of papers, tempp. Elizabeth and James I., out of papers and muniments of the late Right Honourable John Lord Savile, Baron of Pontefract, and Edward Taylor, formerly of Furnivall's Inn, Holborn, my late father, with some others, temp. Charles I.
The funeral of Mary Queen of Scots, at Peterborough.
The birth and baptism of Henry Prince of Wales, 1593. (4 pp.)
Speeches in the Star Chamber against the Earl of Essex, and the trial and execution of him and of the Earl of Southampton, (9-39.)
Arraignment and trial of Sir Robert Vernon, Sir W. M. WITACI Constable, and others, for the same treason.
ESQ Arraignment and trial of Henry Cuffe* and Sir G. Merrick for the same treason.
Bond made by subjects of Scotland, 1599.
Proclamation by King James, 1602. Letter by him to the Mayor and Aldermen (of ... ), 1603.
Poem on the death of Elizabeth and the coming of James to the Crown. (24 pp.) Begins, “ Farewell, Eng“ land's gracious Queene."
Arraignment and trial of Sir Geo. Brooke, Sir Griffin Markham, and Sir Edward Parham, &c., 1603.
Arraignment and trial of Sir Walter Raleigh and others; reprieve of Cobham, &c. (fo. 62.)
Things concluded in conference, i.e., on ecclesiastical affairs, 1603.
Papers, temp. Accession of James I. and the Union.
Paper about the visions of Robert Dickens of Mansfield, co. Nottingham. (89–107.)
Narrative of Lady Arabella's death. Papers on the deaths of Queen Anne and Prince Henry; and poems.
The Elector Palatine and his train, 1602.
“ When you awake, dull Britaines, and behold."
Sir Francis Wortley, Kt. and Bart., defence of Episcopacy, 1641. Presented to the King. (193–208.)
Passages at the city and assizes at York, 1642.- Political poems. "The siege of Pontefract, and the relief by Sir Marmaduke Langdale.
Declaration of the gentry of Yorkshire after the fight at Pontefract. (237)
Colonel Penruddock's account of his tryal in a letter to a friend, 1655; and letters, and his speech on the scaffold. (251-263.)
Vol. XXVIII. A volume of about 100 leaves, containing copies of letters relating to public affairs, from 1606 to 1644 ;-inter alia,
Letter from J. E. to Sir J. M., Kt,, describing Scotland and its inhabitants, and their dirt and uncleanness.
Royal and Council letters about trained bands and musters, 1638, &c., and Council and other letters to Mr. Savile about his regiment, 1640.
The Earl of Strafford to W. Savile, for disbanding, 1640.
Geo. Digby to Sir R. Byron, Governor of Newark, thanking thanking the inhabitants for their loyalty, 1644.
Charles I.'s letter to the Speakers of the two Houses, 23 Jan. 1645 (for an accommodation).
Copy of letter by the Judges to the Lord Chancellor, about dispensing with penal laws, 8th Nov. 1604.
“ Presidents of Parliament out of the records in the Tower," from Edward III, downwards to Henry VI. (13.)
Treatise on Parliament. Begins with the Etymology; ends with “ Touching the royal assent.” (27-40.)
Remembrances for order and decency, &c. (41.)
On the 16th Feb. 1609, Lord Treasurer's speech (61);
The form or first model of the state of England, in a letter by Sir Robert Cotton to Sir E. Montagu. (104.)
Project for fishing and navigation, by Richard Maecall of London, dedicated to Sir Julius Cæsar. (107–112.)
Vol. XXX. Collections on ecclesiastical matters. (About 200 leaves.)
Catalogue of general and provincial councils. (..)
List of religious houses, temp. Henry VIII., from the book taken by the commissioners, and given unto the King. (9-54.)
Catalogue of Archbishops of York.
This poetry is not in the account of the visit printed in the 3rd volume of Nichols's Progresses of Queen Elizabeth.
* Cuffe was secretary to Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.
LSON, Inventory of plate, jewels, vestments, and books, &c. at
York, 1547. (61-66.) At fo. 66 are goods belonging to the high altar, 1557.
Names of colleges, houses of religion, churches and chapels in York and the suburbs. (2 pp.)
Revenues of Archbishop, list of benefices, and benefices belonging to the duchy of Lancaster; rental of lands belonging to the Archbishop. (About 30 pp.)
Tenths and subsidies paid by the Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire clergy, 4 Car. I.
Catalogue of the mayors, bailiffs, and sheriffs of the city of York, from Edward I. to 1627.
Extracts regarding the foundation of the abbey of Stanlawe, and the translation thereof to Whalley. (13
State of the Archbishop of Canterbury's benefices in Lancashire. (43 pp.)
Extracts from Camden, about monasteries, &c.
Chantries in Yorkshire, 37 Henry VIII., with the possessions thereof ; (a return under a commission.)
Vol. XXXI. Memorials of contrie business for the northern counties, military and civil, towards the end of Queen Elizabeth and King James's reigns. (A volume of 128 leaves.)
Names of justices of the peace. Presentments of juries. Rules for the marches. Return of view of men and arms.
Berwick garrison, wages, &c.
Instructions to the Lord President of the North, 22nd Aug. 1589. (10 pp.)
Names of the Lords Presidents of the Council of the North, 1529 to 12 Elizabeth.
Names of the common and civil lawyers that have been of the Council of York for the northern parts. (2 pp.) Form of process there.
Vol. XXXII. Greensleeves, or Leicester's Commonwealth. (1-100.)
Letters from the Earl of Huntingdon, 1575; the Lord President of the North, the Archbishop, Dr. Hutton, and the Council, about the light horse, 1595, &c.
Council letter about troops for Ireland, 1596.
Council letters to the Council of the North, 1601, about troops for Ireland, subsidies and fifteenths, and trained bands.
Extracts from records about recusants in Yorkshire, 6 James I., and their compositions; and official letters about recusants.
Council letters about contributions and subsidies.
Vol. XXXIV. Poems, tempp. Elizabeth and James I. Answer to The Lye. (2 verses of 6 lines each.) Begins, “ Thou dreadles dolte, call home thy graceless
Wrapt in a sea-cole robe,
That late was played at Globe."
And there was great adoe,
Pray'd for the foole and Henry Condye." (Burden) “O sorrow, pitifull sorrowe, and yet all this
Like to a butter firkin ;
“ O sorrow," &c.
Verses by King James, on the Prince and Buckingham M. WILSON. pointer to sining area of thin rich an going to Spain. (8 verses of 6 lines each.) Begin, “ What sudden change hath dark’t of late
The glory of the Arcadia state?
The altars smoak, the offerings burn,
That Jacke and Tom may safe return.”
To shedd a teare for the, as to have beene
An actor in thy death,” &c. &c. , Lines by King James on Queen Anne's death. (16 lines.) Begin, “And wilt thou go and leave me here?
“ O do not so, my dearest deare." (Some of the poems in this vol. and vol. XVII. are the same.)
Vol. XXXV. Collections of all the sheriffs of Yorkshire, from A.D. 1155; with their arms.
Vol. XXXVI. Collection of proceedings in the sessions, by indictment and presentment of bridges, highways, felonies, and other nuisances in the West Riding of Yorkshire; tempp. Elizabeth, James I., and Charles I.; with others of the same kind within the honor of Pontefract, very ancient: collected out of ancient rolls of that honor, in the custody of Edward Ashton. of Methley. (This volume contains nearly 500 pages.)
Vol. XXXVII. Assesses and rates of the whole of the county of York, with the hundreds or wapentakes, and the names of the castles and nobility of the North Riding and East Riding; collected by J. H., 1672. (This contains about 600 pages.)
Vol. XXXVIII. Transactions and passages of county business for the West Riding of the county of York in the latter end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth and the beginning of the reigns of King James and the late King Charles; collected and gathered in 1658 out of my father's old scattered papers, and some of my own which were preserved, and have come to my hands since the late war. (A volume of nearly 700 pages.)
This volume has neither index nor head lines. It contains (inter alia), sessions business ; muster roll, 1625 ; petitions to the Lords Presidents of the North, 1587 (Lord Egerton, Lord Keeper, Sir John Savile, Baron of the Exchequer, &c.), the House of Commons, &c.; and the answers (34 leaves). Commissions ; certificates of passports for soldiers ; tempp. Elizabeth and James I.
Vol. XXXIX. This contains entries of business and possessions of the duchy of Lancaster in the county of York.
A quarto volume, vellum, 15th century, of 33 original, and 7 additional, and 2 supplemental leaves.
It contains a portion or abbreviation of the “Chronicle “ of London.” It gives the names of the mayors and sheriffs, with short chronicle (in English), interspersed. It begins (imperfectly) with 6 Hen. III. “Cherches, and ferde foule or with wodes and munys orchards. Also the same zere was “ the translacion of St. Thomas, the Arch. of Canterbury. “ Also fyry dragons and wykkyd spirites, many one was “ sen fleynge in the eyr.”
The original hand ends with the year 1440; but a later hand continues it to 7 Eliz. After 1440 the chronicles are few and in the margin. The last entry in the original hand is, “ Also on Friday 14 night after in the nyztes tyme was “ a goldsmyth house be syde the cros in Chepe alyenst the “ Egle brent, and al that was there inne but it were the “ lesse ; and a part of the taverne at the Egle. And the “ good man of the Egle hadde moche harme as it is “ seyd.”
The new hand begins “Anno 19. The same yere dame « Eleanor Cobham did penance,” &c.
A quarto volume, paper, contains Yorkshire descents, by the hand of Dr. Richardson,
TION OF AXBRIDGE.
Another quarto volume, paper, contains copies of letters; burnt, by fire, which began with Gilbert Becket (ex CORPO inter alia,
igne Gilberti Becket). Further on, it is noted that the TIONC Henry VIII. to the clergy about supremacy.
Church of St. Paul at London was burnt in 1137 by a Two letters by John Leslie to Queen Elizabeth.
fire which extended as far as London Bridge on the one E. Andrews to F. Bacon; Essex to Queen Elizabeth; side, and on the other to the Church St. Clement A. Babington to Queen Elizabeth.
Danes] without the Bars of the New Temple. A. D. Several letters by Essex to Davison; and letters to Essex. 1150, ice strong enough to bear horsemen, on the Instructions for Sir J. Perrot.
Thames. A.D. 1202, a storm of rain and thunder, with Letter by Sir C. Cornwallis to the English merchants, hailstones, the size of eggs. Birds were seen flying in and to the King of Spain.
the air, with flaming coals in their beaks, and setting Anthony Bacon to the Earl of Essex ; and answer.
fire to houses. The Great Pestilence of 1348, 9, is Thomas Alured's letter (to the Duke of Buckingham). noticed, and the violent wind of 1362; in the Pestilence Sir W. Raleigh to Winwood.
of which year [correctly 1361] Henry, Duke of Lan. Marques of Inijosa's letter to King James, against the caster died. In A.D. 1368 another Pestilence, in which Duke of Buckingham.
dies the noble Lady, Blanche, Duchess of Lancaster, The Earl of Arundel to Lord Burghley, about the title of “who lies honourably buried in the present church." Comes Imperii.
This church being that of St. Paul, London, the preThe Earl of Bristol's letter to King James I. (six closely ceding remark would seem to indicate that this comwritten pages).
pilation originally belonged to, or emanated from, that Bacon to Queen Elizabeth.
In the middle of the ninth page, the hand changes to A quarto volume of eight leaves contains a diary of a another, of a somewhat similar character. but probably journey in 1691 ; “Adversariorum Hodæporicum."
considerably later in date. An entirely new subject The traveller started on 20th July 1691, with 4 guineas
is now entered upon, and it begins (tr. from the Latin): and 20 shillings. He made no remova until he came to
-" In the times of Adelstan, Edmund, Edred, Edgar, Ingleboro'. He got to Windsor, Hampton Court, London, " and Saint Edward, and other ancient Kings of Eng. where he saw the physic garden ; went into Essex ; came “ land, this was the form of government of the king.
"v land, this was the form of back to London ; visited the Jews' synagogue.
“ dom ; that is to say, by the counsel of the holy men, My best thanks are given to Mr. Wilson, for his kind
“ Dunstan and Alphege, and other eminent persons,
“ it was ordained that burgages [“ burgagia "] should reception of me at Eshton Hall.
“ be made, and manors, or royal mansions. For the Alfred J. Horwood. “ English word “borw" is the same in meaning as
“ the Latin mansio or habitatio; whence it is that at “ the present day we call the holes made by foxes " • borwys.'» An account of the origin of boroughs
then follows, the custodians of which were called THE CORPORATION OF AXBRIDGE, IN THE COUNTY OF " Wardemen," “ Porterewys" (Portreves), and "ConSOMERSET.
“ stables ;" whose duty it was to provide victuals of
every kind for the King. The Saxon Kings sometimes The books and other documents are described in the wintered in the vicinity of the forest of Mundep, for order in which they were taken by me from the Cor.
the purpose of hunting there, the forest being filled with poration chest, or the lockers in which they are kept,
stags and other wild animals. The story follows, that A short Latin Chronicle (a compilation probably, in when King Edmund [brother of Athelstan), “who rests the earlier part, from the “ Abbreviationes Chroni
“ at Glastonbury," was hunting in the forest near “ corum,” of Ralph de Diceto), in small quarto form, Axbrygge, then a royal burgh, having recently expelled containing seven leaves of parchment, written upon on Dunstan from his Court, he narrowly escaped death by both sides, with five more leaves, left in blank, but ruled
his horse running away with him, the moment after the with lines. The hand in which the earlier part of the stag which he was pursuing, together with the hounds, Chronicle is written is fine and clear, probably of the had been dashed to pieces by falling over Cedderclyff. time of Henry IV. The cover is of older parchment, At the opportune moment he reflects upon his conduct apparently a Court Roll, temp. Edward I. or II., con- to Dunstan, repents, and is saved. Returning to his taining presentments by a homage. In a hand of the hostel, in the burgh of Axbrygge, he relates the fact to 17th century, apparently, is written on the outside, his chief men, and Dunstan is recalled forthwith.-" And “ Axbrygge and Ceddyr, County of Somersete.” The “ so, in Axbrygge there were 32 burgesses, to whom first page is slightly illuminated in blue and red, and " was granted by the above-mentioned Kings the right the text begins, -" In principio creavit Deus cælum et “ of hunting and fishing in all places of warren, except "" terram, et omnia quæ in eis sunt." The ages of the “ between the place called Kotellis-asche,' and the world follow, six in number, the sixth age being,—"A “ rock called 'le Blacstone,' in the Western Sea. And • Christo usque ad finem mundi," the years from the
“ of these 32 burgesses, there were 14 principal seniors, beginning of the world to the Incarnation being 5199. “ called · Sokmanni,' or Wardmen, or Aldermen, from This island was called “Albio," from certain Giants. " whom they were every year to choose a Portreve Arrival of Brutus, the Trojan, here, who builds London “ (who now by Royal Statute is called Mayor); and and calls it “Trenovant.” King Lud being afterwards “a Bailiff and two Constables, and other officers necesburied near a gate there, which he had built, it was “sary for the government of the borough: the same to called “Ludesgate;" and the city itself having been “ do fealty to the King and the realm, as to governing most nobly rebuilt, it was called “Lundene" (after " well and keeping the peace, when the King's Seneswhich, the Normans called it “Loundres”). Britain is “ chal came at the Feast of St. Michael. And so the tben rendered tributary by the Romans. Then follow " vill of Axbrigge, with the manor of Cedder, was the five Latin verses, beginning—“Tu quicunque leges, “ proper demesne of the King.” Reference is then “ bene si vis noscere leges;" then six Latin verses, ad made to the mention of “ Ceddir, and Alseburge," and dressed by Brutus to Diana, beginning –“Dives [error
Somerton, in the book “called Domysday.” It is then for “Dival' potens nemorumi, terror silvestribus apris.” stated that in the 5th year of King John he granted the Her answer follows, in eight lines; which, like the Manor of Ceddyr, with the vill of Axbrygge, and hun. preceding ones, are borrowed from the “British His.
dreds of Wyntestoke and Ceddyr, to Hugh, Archdeacon is tory" of Geoffrey of Monmouth. 1245 years after of Wells brother of Jocelyn, Bishop of Wells, and himBrutus, Lucius began to reign: after a reign of 77 years, self afterwards Bishop of Lincoln) for a yearly payment he was buried at London. Between Brutus and Arthur of 20 pounds. A copy of the grant then commences; there reigned 100 Kings, “divisim," of whom sixteen stopping short, however, with the words, -"colligi voluwere Christians. Arthur was crowned A.D. 516, and “mus, et Vicecomiti Somersetiæ.” To all appearance reigned 26 years ;—“Of whose death or burial, the his. it was never continued in these pages, but copies of “ tories give nothing for certain.” The succession of the grant are to be found elsewhere. the Saxon Kings then follows, and then of William the Eight leaves of parchment, of 8vo. size, written on Conqueror and his successors, down to Henry IV., both sides, in a neat hand, of probably the beginning of A.D. 1399. The history then reverts to various events, the 15th century. The context begins,-"Cessit prinwith their dates, beginning with,—“A.D. 140. Inventio “ cipio Sancta Maria meo," the words “ Jhus Maria " “ ymaginis Crucifixi ad ostium boreale in magno fluvio being added, in a later hand. Then follows “Consti“ Thamisia, per Lucium, primum Regem Angliæ “tutio Extravagans Johannis Vicesimi-secundi," in “ Christianum." Then follows a notice of the burning reference to the non-bestowal of benediction in the case of the Church of St. Paul, at London, with a great part of a person contracting a second marriage. Certain of the City, A.D. 1087. In the year 1126, on the Ides Provincial Constitutions then follow :-" Incipiunt Cone of April, nearly the whole of the City of London was “stitutiones Provinciales in Consilio Oxoniæ celebrato,