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SCARCE, CURIOUS, AND ENTERTAINING
PAMPHLETS AND TRACTS,
AS WELL IN MANUSCRIPT AS IN PRINT,
FOUND IN THE LATE
EARL OF OXFORD'S LIBRARY,
HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, AND CRITICAL
N () TES.
PRINTED FOR ROBERT DUTTON, GRACECHURCH-STREET.
PAGE The Catholick Cause ; or, the borrid practice of murdering Kings justified
and cummended by the Pope, in a speech to his cardivals, upon the barbarous assassination of Henry the Third of France, wbo was stabbed by Jaques Clement, a Dominican Friar. The true copy of which speech, both in Latin, and also faithfully rendered into English, you have in the following pages. London, printed for Walter Kettilby, at the Bishop's Head, iu St. Paul's Churchyard, 1678. 4to, containing twenty-four pages 130 The whole and true Discourse of the Enterprises and secrete Conspiracies,
that have been made against the person Henry de Valois, most Christian King of Fraunce and Poland : wherupon followed his death, by the haud of a young Jacobin Frier, the first day of August, 1589; whereby the enemies of the crown thought to have reduced and brought all Fraunce to their will and deuotion. Together with the assembly that the king, before his death, made of the priuces of the blood, lordes, and gentlemen, that were in his armie, with the heads of the strauogers, to whom he declared bis last will. Englished out of the French copie printed at Caan, i Normandie. Imprinted by Thomas Purfoote, and are to bee soulde at his shoppe, without New-gate, ouer against S. Sepulcher's Church, 1589. In black letter, svo. containing twelve pages
142 A Discourse concerning the Spanish Fleet'invading England in the year 1988,
and overthrowu by her Majesty's navy, under the conduct of the Right Hon. the Lord Charles Howard, High Admiral of Englaud; written in Italian, by Petrucciu Ubaldino, citizen of Florence, 1590, 4to, containing, thirty-two pages The English Romayne Life : discouering the lines of the Englishmen at
Rome; the orders of the English seminarie; the dissention between the Englishmen and the Welchmen; tbe banishing of the Englishmeu out of Rome; the Pope's sending for them againe ; a reporte of many of the paltrie reliques in Rome; theyr vautes under the ground; their holy pilgrimages, and a number of other matters, woorthie to be read and regarded of every one. There vuto is added, the cruell tiranny vsed on an Englishman at Rome ; his Christian suffering, and notable martirdome, for the gospel of Jesus Christ, in anno 1581. Written by A. M. sometime the Pope's scholler in the seminarie among them.
Honos alit artes.
167 Declaration of great Troubles pretended against the Realme, by a number of
Seminarie Priests and lesuits, sent and very secretly dispersed in the same, to worke great treasous vnder a false pretence of religion. With a provision very necessarie for Reinedie thereof. Published by this her Maies. ties proclamation. Imprinted at London, by the deputies of Christopher Barker, printer to the Queenęs most excellent Maiestie, MDXCI, 4to, containing fourteen pages
209 A Qvip for an vpstart Courtier : or, a quaint Dispute between Veluet-breeches
and Cloth-breeches. Whereiu is plainely set downe the disorders in all estates and trades. London: impripted by John Wolfe, and are to bee sold at lois shop, at Poules Chaine, 1592. In black letter, quarto, contai
ing forty-eight pages Some Observations un the Trial of Spencer Cowper, J. Marson, e. Sievens,
and W. Rogers, that were tried at Hertford, about the murder of Sarah
Stout, together with other things relating thereunto. Quarto, contaiwing A Speech made by Queen Elisabeth (of famous meinory) in Parliament, anno
1593 ; and in the thirty-fifth year of her reigo, concerning the Spanish lnvasion, folio, one page
Bacchvs Bountie: describing the debonaire deitie of his bountifull godhead
in the royall obseruance of his great feast of Penticost. Necessarie to be read and marked of all, for the eschuing of like enormities.
Fæcundi calices, quem non fecere disertum ?
Religion aud State. M. S.
the King of Spaine, Philip, the second of that name, who died in his
284 Nashe's Leuten Stuff, containing the description and first procreation and in
crease of the town of Great Yarmouth, in Norfolk : with a new Play,
Famam peto per Undas.
Paul's, 1599. Quarto, containing eighty-three pages.
tempted against the Kings Maiesties person, at Sainct lohnstoun, vpon Tuis.
352 The true History of the late and lamentable Adventures of Don Sebastian,
King of Portugal, after his imprisonmeut in Spain, until this present day,
Stafford and James Shaw, 1602. Quarto, containing twenty-eight pages.
tian, King of Portugal. With a Declaration of all his time employed since
: prjuted for James Shaw, and are to be sold at his shop near Ludgate, 1603. Quarto, containing sixty-eight pages
367 The History of England. The first book. Declaring the state of the isle
of Britain under the Roman Empire. London, printed by Valentine
procede in Reformatious of her base and course Monies, and to reduce
in her citie of London. Black letter, octavo, containing six pages 477 England's Mourning Garmeut; worn here by plain shepherds, in memory of
their sacred mistress, Elisabeth, queen of virtne, while she lived, and theme of sorrow, being dead. To which is added the true manner of her Imperial Funeral : after which follows the Shepherds Spring Song, for the entertainment of King James, our most potent Sovereign. Dedicated to all that loved the deceased Queen, and honour the living King.
Non verbis, sed virtute. London, by V. S. for Thomas Millington, and are to be sold at his shop uuder St. Peter's Church, in Cornhill, 4to, containing forty-eight pages 481.
PAGE The Marquis of Argyle's Last Will and Testament, with his Character. Quarto, containing sixteen pages
477 The Mirróur of Worldly Fame. * Composed by I. H. E.
508. Ad hunc modum te forma, atque ita instituc, ut paratus ad omnia, promptus ad
singula, dulcia pariter, & amara despicias. London, printed for James Shaw, and are to be sold at his shop Gear Lud
gate, 1603. Twelves, containing sixty pages A relation of such things as were observed to happen in the journey of the
Right Honourable Charles Earl of Nottingham, lord high admiral of Eng. land, his Highness's ambassador to the King of Spain : being sent thither to take the oath of the said King for the maintenance of peace between the two famous Kings of Great Britain and Spain, according to the several articles formerly concluded on by the Constable of Castile, in England, in the month of August, 1604. Set forth by anthority. By Robert Treswell, Esq. Somerset-Herald.' London, printed by Melchisadeck Bradurod, for Gregory Seaton, and are to be sold at his shop under Aldersgate, 1605, 4to, containing forty-six pages, including the preface
A TRUE COPY
INSTRUMENT OF ASSOCIATION,
PROTESTANTS OF ENGLAND ENTERED INTO
In the Twenty-seventh Year of Queen Elisabeth,
With an Act made upon the same for Security of the Queen's most Royal Person. Printed for John Everingham, and sold by E. Whitlocke, near Stationers'-hall. 1695.
Quarto, containing eight pages.
FORASMUCH as Almighty God hath ordained kings, queens, and
princes, to have dominion and rule over all their subjects, and to preserve them in the possession and observation of the true Christian religion, according to his holy word and commandment: and, in like sort, that all subjects should love, fear, and obey their sovereign princes, being kings or queens, to the utmost of their power; at all times, to withstand, pursue, and suppress, all manner of persons, that shall by any means intend and attempt any thing dangerous or hurtful to the honour, states, or persons of their sovereigns.
Therefore, we whose names are or shall be subscribed to this writing, being natural-born subjects of this realm of England, and having so gracious a lady our Sovereign Elisabeth, by the ordinance of God, our most rightful Queen, reigning over us these many years with great felicity, to our inestimable comfort: and finding lately by divers depositions, confessions, and sundry advertisements, out of foreign parts, from credible persons, well known to her Majesty's council, and to divers others; that, for the furtherance and advancement of some pre