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“ J. Stanyhurst, Esq. his father who deceased at Dublyn, Anno 1573, xxvii Dec. ætatis 51." In Latin elegiac verse.
“Syr Christopher Barnewall, Knight, his father-inlawe.” In Latin elegiac verse.
“ His wife Genet, doughter of Sir Chr. Barnewall, Knight, who deceased at Knight his bridge, of chieldbyrth, Anno 1579, August xxvi. ætatis 19, and lieth enterred at Chelsye.
Right Hon. and his most deare coosen, the Lorde Baron of Louth, who was trayterously murthred by Mackmaughoun, an Irish Lording, about 1577.
« Right Hon. Lord Girald Fitz Girald, L. Baron of Offalye, who deceased at St. Albans, A.D. 1580, the 30th of June, æt. 21."
“ A penitent sonnet written by the Lorde Girald a little before his death."
The book contains pp. 106, exclusive of the title, preface, &c. consisting of seven leaves. It goes sheet A to H. Each sheet except H has eight leaves. H only four.
ART. XIV. The Historie of Wyates Relellion, with
the order and maner of resisting the same, wherunto in the ende is added an earnest conference with the degenerate and sedicious rebelles for the serche of the cause of their daily disorder. Made and compyled by John Proctor. Mense. Januarij Anno · 1555. 12mo. At the end. Imprynted at London, by Robert Caly, within the precincte of the late dissolved house of CC 3
the graye freers nowe converted to an hospital called Christes' Hospital. The a day of January, 1555. Cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum,
The book is dedicated “To the niost excellent and moste vertuous ladye our moste gracious Soveraigne, Marie, by the Grace of God, Quene of Englande, Fraunce, Naples, Hierusalem and Ireland, Defendour of the Faith, Princesse of Spayne and Sicilie, Archeduchesse of Austria, Duchesse of Millaine, Burgundie and Braband, Cou'tesse of Haspurge, Flaunders and Tyrole, your Majisties moste faythfull, lovynge, and obedient subjecte John Proctor, wisheth all grace, longe peace, quiet rayne, from God the Father, the Sonne, and the Holy Ghost.”
In the dedication he expresses bis horror at the wickedness of Wyatt and his accomplices, and says: “These general considerations moving other to indict and penne stories, moved me also to gather together and to register for memorie the merveilous practise of Wyat his detestable rebellio, litle inferiour to the moste dangerous reported in any historie, either for desperate courage in the authour, or for the mostruous end purposed by his rebellion. Yet I thought nothing lesse at the beginning, then to publishe the same at this time or at this age, minding onely to gather notes therof where the truth mought be best knowen (for the which I have made earnest and diligent investigation) and to leave them to be published by others hereafter to the behof of our posteritie. But hearing the sundrie tales thereof farre dissonaunt in the utteraunce, and many of them as far wide fro“ truth, facioned from the speakers to advaunce or deprave as they
fantased the parties; and understadyng besydes what notable infamie spronge of this rebellio“ to the whole countre of Kent, and to every me'bre of the same, where sundrie and many of them to mine owne knou, ledge shewed themselves most faithfull and worthye subjectes, as by the story self shal evidently appeare, which either of hast or of purpose, were omitted in a printed booke late sette furth at Canterbury: I thought these to be special coʻsideracions whereby I ought of duety to my countrey, to co pile and digest such notes as I had gathred concerning the rebellion, in some forme and fashion of historie, and to publish the same in this age and at thys present, cótrary to my first intet, as well that the very truth of that rebellious enterprise myght be throughly knowe, as that also the shire where that vile rebellion was practised, might by openiņg the ful truth in some part be delivered from the infamy, which as by report I heare is made so general in other shires, as though very few of Kent uer fre from Wyates conspiracie.”
Then follows an address to the “Loving Reader;" afterwards the detail of the rebellion to leaf 8o. Then
“ An earnest conference with the degenerats and sedicious, for the serche of the cause of theyr greate disorder."
This is, in general, a mass of the most fulsome adulation to Queen Mary, for her numberless virtues, particularly her clemency and generosity. This concludes at leaf 91. Then follows, “A prosopey of Englande under the degenerat Englishe.”
Proctor was schoolmaster of the free school at Tunbridge, and from his vicinity to the scene of action must have had a greater opportunity of knowing the
particulars of the rebellion than many others. The other accounts of the rebellion, one of which he men. tions as having b:en printed at Canterbury, do not, I fancy, now exist.
ART. XV. Q. Horatius Flaccus Venusinus (round
xv. a circle containing a likeness of Horace) Brevi complector Plurima Cantu. Ul ussequar. Odes of Horace. The best of Lyrick Poets, contayning much morallity, and sweetnesse. The Third Edition. Selected, translated, reviewed, and enlarged, with many more, by Sir T. H. 1635. Imprinted at London by J. Hauiland for Will. Lee, and are to be sold at his shopp in Fleet-street, at the signe of the Greate Turk's head.
This title is engraved, forming a tablet between two pillars, with circles at top and bottom; in the one compartment against the figure of the pillar, “ Lyrica Poesis;" in the other “ Imitatio," -1 2mo. pp. 178, besides Introduction. Second title, Odes of Horace, &c. ut sup.
“Sir Thomas Hawkins, Knight," (the translator) “ was an ingenious man, was as excellent in the faculty of music as in poetry :'
:"* he was a person of fine accomplishments and learning; and, among other works, translated Causinus's Holy Court, and died in 1640. In whose descendants resident at Nash, who lie all of them buried in the north chancel of this church, [Boughton under Blean near Canterbury), this seat [Nash Court mansion] at length continued down to
Thomas Hawkins, Esq. of Nash, who rebuilt this seat, of which he died possessed in 1766, æt. 92. In whose time, anno 1715, during the ferment the nation was thrown into, on account of the rebellion in Scotland, this family being of the Roman Catholic persuasion, the seat of Nash was plundered by some of the neighbourhood Every part of the furniture, family pictures, writings of the estate and family, &c. were burnt by them, with an excellent library of books.”* Such is the account given by the historian of Kent. A small collection of books, that remained at Nash, was purchased by a bookseller in the course of last year, Hasted authenticates his account well from records, as private evidences,” yet afterwards states
every part” to have been destroyed, which, from the early account given of the family, makes this statement appear inconsistent: nor is there a doubt of some portion of the library being saved, although it was probably a very small part of the original collection. Several volumes selected by the writer, upon the late sale, are dated earlier than 16c0; and two or three MSS. claim a date ante the Elizabethan era. One of the last is an old French poem of near four thousand lines, and proves, upon comparing with a MS. in the Harleian Collection (No. 270), to be a copy of Guerne's Metrical Life of. Thomas a Becket, written 1172. + There is the variance, between the two copics, usually found in collating MSS. the lines not similarly arranged, orthography different, varying of abbre
Hasted's Kent, Oct. 1798. V. VII. 10. + See an account of this poem in Ellis's Specimens, &c. Vol. I. 56; or, from whence that account appears abridged, the Archæologia, Vol. XII.