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The thought whereof, through veric care,

Poore Harpalus did move;
That overcome with high despaire,

He quat * both life and love." Several of the sonnets bear much similarity in their structure to those of the Scotian Petrarch, Drummond; but they appeared five years before any known edition of the bard of Hawthornden, whose tender amatory effusions long preceded the mythological elegancies of Wallery as Mr. Neve has fully shewn in his “ Cursory Remarks on ancient English poets.”


ART. VIII. Additions to the Censura, Vol. IV. p. 348,

and Miscellanea.

I have the authority of the Bibliographia Rawlinsoniana, No 1120, for an edition in 4to. printed by Henry Wykes: and in my own possession is “A verie fruitfull and pleasant booke called the Instruction of a Christian Woman, made first in Latin by the right famous Clearke, M. Lewes Viues, and translated into English, by Richard Hyrde. At London, printed by John Danter, dwelling in Hosier Lane neere Holburne Conduit, 1592." Sm. 8vo. black letter. Bristol, 1809.

J. F.

1. “The Obedyence of a Chrysten man, and howe Christen rulers ought to governe wher in also (if thou marke dilygently) thou shalt finde eyes to perceave ye crafty conveiance of all jugglers.”

At the end, Imprinted at London, by Wyllyam Coplande, 1561, 16mo. folios 182.

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“ The parable of the Wycked Mammon, compiled in the yere of our Lorde 1536, W.T. Imprynted at Lodon by. Ihon Daye, dwellyng in Sepulchres paryshe, at the signe of the Resurrectio", a little above Holbourne Coduit, 1547," 16mo.

Of the Obedience, the Address to the Reader has “ William Tyndale, otherwyse called Wyllyam Hyckins unto the reader," and merits attention from the peculiar style of boldness and vigour in which it is written.

Of the Parable the first edition was published in 4to. at Marlborow; the second by Copland, 1536.

The above copy once belonged to the celebrated Herbert, and has his autograph on the title.

In the CENSURA LITERARIA, Vol. · p is noticed the Memoirs of the Marquis of Montrose; to that account I would add the following, which appears to be the best translation, as well as the scarcest.

« Memoirs of the most renowned James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, translated from the Latin of the Rev. Doctor George Wishart, afterwards Bishop of Edinburgh, with an Appendix, containing many curious Papers relating to the History of those times, several of which never hitherto published. Edinburgh: printed by William Ruddiman, Junior, and Company, for A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, W. Gordon, C. Wright, booksellers in, Edinburgh, and for Andrew Stalker, bookseller in Glasgow. MDCCLVI.” Portrait. 412 pages, besides 26 of prefatory matter,

Bristol, 1809.

J. F.


Art. IX. Catholike History, collected and gathered

out of Scripture, Councels, ancient Fathers, and modern authentick Writers both ecclesiastical and civil; for the satisfaction of such as doubt, and the confirmation of such as believe, the Reformed Church of England. Occasioned by a book written by Dr. Thomas Vane, intituled The lost Sheep returned home. By Edward Chisenhale, Esquire. London: Printed for I. C. for Nath. Brooks at the signe of the Angel in Cornhil. 1653. 12mo.

Mr. Chisenhale (afterwards knighted) was the descendant of an ancient Lancashire family, formerly seated at a place of the same name, but now extinct. Granger says that he s well deserves to be remembered in the double capacity of a soldier and an author.”* In the former, he gave many signal proofs of his bravery at the memorable siege of Lathomhouse in Lancashire, for which he afterwards suffered in the payment of a heavy penalty. The present is, I believe, the only publication that proceeded from his pen, Prefixed to it is a curious portrait of the author, in which he is represented kneeling, with various emblematic figures around him, and underneath are inscribed the following lines.

“ Heere to the church, one of her yongest sonnes

Prostrate presents these lucubrations;
Hee feares not her harsh censure, for bee kpowes
Mothers are kind, and shee the best of those;
Her benediction if shee please to give,
"Twill make the authour, and his lynes to live,

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Then though Rome curse, -t' shall never trouble him;
Though Rome be Eball, here's his Gerizim."

A work of this nature cannot be supposed to be generally interesting at the present day, but the following extracts from the preface acquaint us with the author's particular objects in the publication of it.

“ To the Right Reverend the legal clergy of the reformed Protestant Church of England, the author wishes many dayes of consolation here, and eternal joy in the Holy Ghost."

“ The Israelites lamented after the Lord, when the ark was removed, and it pittyed the children of Sion to see her stones in the dust, and how can any sing a song of the Lord in a strange land? For my own part, many

have been the troubles of my spirit (Right Reverend) for the desolations and miseries that have of late befallen our English church, and among the rest this has not been the least affliction of my soul, to see her like Sennacherib, murdered of her own sons, to see her laid desolate, whilst her enemies cry, there, there, so would we have it."

“ When Jerusalem was destroyed, she became an habitation unto strangers, and our English Sion being now laid waste, a Babylonish tower of Rome would fain be built by the enemy upon our holy hill.”

“ But that which most afficted me, was to see the sons of our Sions tower being compleatly furnished out of her spiritual magazinc, and being harnessed and carrying bowes to resist the darts of Satan, should, like the children of Ephraim, turn their backs in the day of battel; amongst whom I find Dr. Vane, the author of a book intituled, The Lost Sheep returned home, to


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