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PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND BROWN,

PATERNOSTER-BOW.

B. AND A. TAYLOR, PRINTERS, SHOB-LAJJE, LONDON.

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1615, 1616. - Page King's visit to Cambridge.—Comedy of Ignoramus.-Declining favor of Somerset.——Rise of Williers.-Part taken by the archbishop and the queen in his advancement.— Somerset disappointed of obtaining a general pardon.— Efforts of the opposing factions.—Detection of Overbury’s murder.—Confession of Weston.—The king’s final parting with Somerset.—Trial and conviction of Weston, of Mrs. Turner and other accomplices.—Dilatory mode of proceeding against the earl and countess of Somerset.— Ambiguous conduct of James.—They are found guilty, but finally pardoned.—Reflections.—Death of Shakespear—Remarks on his character and works. . . . . . . . I CHA #TER XV. . :::: £616, , ...,’ ‘’’ Disgrace of Coke.—Various £auses 3of it assigned.—Emmity of Coke and “Bachā.--Bacon's. letter of expostulation to Coke.—His letters tothe king reflecting on Coke. —Case of Peacham,_of Oliver St. John.—Dispute between the king’s-bench and chancery.—Affair of commendams,—The judges summoned before the privy-council.—Coke's spirited conduct, and dismissal.—Charles WOL. II. b created

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created prince of Wales.—Plan for his marriage to a

French princess.—Lord Hay's embassy,—his pomp and

prodigality.—James congratulates Louis XIII. on the

murder of marshal d'Ancre.—Cautionary towns given up

to the Dutch 30

CHAPTER XVI.

1617.

Earl of Worcester resigns the office of lord-privy.seal to

Villiers created earl of Buckingham.—Lord Ellesmere

resigns.—Bacon keeper of the seals.—Circumstances of

Ellesmere's resignation.—His death and character.—

James's visit to Scotland.—He attempts to make himself

head of the church, but is opposed by the parliament

and clergy ;—establishes a court of high commission,—

imposes five new articles on the church ;—leaves the

country in anger.—Court intrigues.—Coke offers his

daughter to Buckingham's brother.—Bacon opposes the

match.—His letters against it to Buckingham and to the

king.—They are displeased, and Bacon offers to promote

the match.—The king's return from Scotland.—-Bacon

ill received by Buckingham, but Soon restored to favor.

—Coke readmitted to the council-board.—The marriage

solemnized.—Coke's wife supported against him.—Book

of sports.—Sabbatarian controversy.—Conduct of the
lord-mayor of London.—Arrival and reqeption of a Rus-
sian embassy,r-sqf.a.'TujtiskohijiujGifpeath and cha-
racter of sir Ri^ivVjaWbodV.V. :t:.V." 55

CH A'lEJ'ESfe''XVII.

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Liberation of Raleighi—'Occurrences during his imprison-

ment.—His expedition to Guiana.—Return,—imprison-

ment,—death.—King's antipathy to young Raleigh.—

- Declaration by authority of the motives for putting Ra-

leigh to death.—Proof that he was sacrificed to Spain.—

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