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were with the Quene have confessit, but Staffordshire, (the property of the also George Daglische, Bothwellis chal- Earl of Shrewsbury,) on February 3, marlane, a lytill before he was executit, being a place further in the realm, and planely declairit the same, quhilk in his

It is not likely that confessioun zet remains of record.”

she was brought to Coventry at this I have deprived the acute and time, Coventry not being in their line honest scholar of much of his point of travelling. and humour, by omitting some of On the 16th of November, 1569, the coarser passages of his narrative, the Earls of Northumberland and but I think I have left enough to shew Westmoreland raised their banner in that, between the above and the pro- Yorkshire, and with 7000, men inclamation set forth by the Lord Regent, tended to march to Tutbury, to liberate there is considerable similarity of Mary; but they were eventually obliged style,

to retreat towards the Scotish borders Yours, &c.

in consequence of a strong force ALFRED J. KEMPE. having been sent against them by

Queen Elizabeth, and by which they

were soon signally defeated. Mary MA. URBAN.

Dec. 21.

at that time was confined in Tutbury IN LXXI. of the Gent. Mag. a

Castle, but, for greater security, Queen Correspondent remarks, that the date

Elizabeth directed the Earls of Shrewsof the following paragraph, inserted bury and Huntingdon to take her by Hearne at the end of Fordun's

instantly to Coventry, with all the Scotichronicon, relative to the im

force they could possibly collect, and prisonment of Mary Queen of Scots

there to see her safely guarded and in Coventry, must be erroneous : kept. The letters are dated Windsor,

• 1567. This year the Queen of Nov. 22, 1569, and one of them is Scots was brought prisoner to Coventry, copied in the "Huntingdon Peerage." and was kept in the mayoress's parlour The Queen also sent a letter from in St. Mary's Hall); from thence Windsor, dated Nov. 26, to the Mayor she went to Tutbury.'

and Aldermen of Coventry, directing Another Correspondent, in reply to them to be obedient to the orders of the above, states that the date was

the Earls of Shrewsbury and Hunplaced one year too early, and that tingdon, during the time that Mary she was confined a second time in

was confined in that city. Coventry. Now, as I have every Mary was accordingly conveyed to

to believe that Mary was Coventry, by the Earls above-menonly confined once in Coventry, and

tioned, on Nov. 25, where they that the date of 1567 ought to be arrived at night; and she was placed 1569, (occasioned probably by an in confinement in the Black Bull Inn, error of the transcriber,) I have sent

in Smithford street, where the barracks the following details for your in- now stand. In the room was subspection, and insertion in a future

sequently painted an inscription, statnumber.

ing the circumstance. She remained Mary was in Scotland in the years

in Coventry until New Year's-day, 1566 and 1567, but, in consequence (another account says Candlemas-day,) of disturbances in that country, she and was then taken to Tutbury again, determined to put herself under the

no further apprehensions being enterprotection of Queen Elizabeth, and

tained of any rebellion in the North. with that intent went to Workington, During Mary's confinement in the in Cumberland, on Sunday, May 16, Black Bull Inn, Elizabeth sent a 1568. She then was taken to Carlisle

letter to the two Earls, dated Nov. 30, Castle, where she was confined by

1569, and which is now in the British Lowther, a deputy captain of the Museun, She states that she found place. From thence she was removed,

they had brought the Scotish Queen on July 16, to Boston Castle, York

safely to Coventry, on the 25th of shire, which belonged to Lord Scrope. Nov. for which she returned them On January 26, 1569, she left this

thanks; and that they had found the castle with her attendants on horse

citizens very loyal and dutiful; but, back, and arrived at Tutbury Castle,

as there was not then any apprehension



of danger from the rebels in the strative that it was once a lucrative North, as they had then with them domain of the Crown, though now so about 400 persons, she directed that totally unproductive of profit, that goa portion of them should be dis- vernment has not only remitted the charged as unnecessary.

She then customary inauguration fee of 141. 158. remonstrates with them as to their but even pays the 21. stamp duty on confining Mary in an inn, which, she the writ of appointment to its stewardsays, “is very inconvenient, even for ship. name's sake,” and directs them to • Dicunt" (jurati de Falle in com. remove her to the Whitefriars, or

Buk.) “ quod tria hundreda Crilie some other convenient house ; that sunt in manu domini regis, scilicet, they should also lodge in the same DosTEBERGE, STOKES, et BURNHAM, house with her, and not suffer her et DostebeRGE respondet domino to be seen abroad by any person, regi de c et viij solidis et ij denariis de under any pretence; and that, especi- redditu assiso." ally, they should " not bring her on This manor has but one steward, and, this side hitherward."

unless the crown, when it lately sold In consequence of this letter, it is the manor of East Hendredin Berkshire, highly probable that the Earls of reserved to itself the right of nomiShrewsbury and Huntingdon removed nating to the stewardship of this lastMary from the Black Bull Inn to the named manor (to which the annual mayoress's parlour, in St. Mary's wages of 20 shillings are assigned), Hall. During this time, the citizens some difficulty may hereafter arise, kept watch and ward, night and day, should two members of the House of at every gate, that none might pass Commons wish to vacate their seats without examination. A marshalsea on the same day. was made in the Greyfriars Gate, the According to Hatsell, the members postern gates were stopped up, and a who first retired from parliament by part of the town wall was repaired. accepting one of these (at present no

During Mary's stay in Coventry, minal) offices, were Mr. John Pitt in she wrote a letter in cypher, supposed 1750, and Mr. Lascelles in 1752. to be intended for the Duke of The following is the present form Norfolk, expressive of affection, and of admission to the stewardship of desiring him not to mistrust her. the Chiltern Hundreds : This is in the British Museum,

To all to whom these presents shall Mary was afterwards removed from

come, the right honourable (Francis Tutbury to Chatsworth, Sheffield Baring,] chancellor and under-treasurer Castle, and other places, until at last of Her Majesty's Exchequer, sendeth she was taken to Fotheringhay Castle, greeting. Know ye, that I the said in Northamptonshire, where she was (Francis Baring] reposing especial trust beheaded. This castle was subse- and confidence in the care and fidelity quently taken down, by order of her of [A. B. Esq.] Have constituted and son, James I.

appointed, and by these presents do On hearing of the execution of Mary, Esq.) to be steward and bailiff of the

constitute and appoint the said [A. B. the citizens of Coventry were so very

three hundreds of Chiltern, in the county loyal and dutiful,” that for joy they of Buckingham, that is to say, Stoke, rung the bells, and made numerous

Desborough, and Bonenham, with the bonfires, &c.

returns of all writs, warrants, and Yours, &c. W. READER. executions of the same, (in the room and

place of [C. D. Esq.] whose constitution MR. URBAN,

Dec. 22. to the said offices I do hereby revoke I PRESUME that the following and determine,) together with all wages, extract from the Hundred Rolls of fees, allowances, and other privileges and Henry the Third's reign, and the sub

pre-eminences whatsoever to the said joined form of granting the Steward

Offices of steward and bailiff belonging, ship of the manor of the three Chiltern

or in any wise appertaining, with full Hundreds, are satisfactory replies to

power and authority to hold and keep

courts, and to do all and every other the several inquiries in your former act and acts, thing and things, which to volumes respecting its locality, anti- the said offices of steward and bailiff of quity, &c.; and sufficiently demon- the three hundreds aforesaid, or either



year of the

of them, do belong, or in any wise year, or else these presents and every appertain, in as full and ample manner thing herein contained to be void. as any former steward or bailiff of the witness whereof, I have hereunto set my said three hundreds hath lawfully had, hand and seal, the

day of received or enjoyed the same, to have

in the and to hold the said offices of steward reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, and bailiff of the said three hundreds, and in the year of our Lord, one thou. together with all wages, fees, allowances, sand eight hundred and and other privileges and pre-eminences Sealed and delivered, (being first whatsoever to the said [A. B.] during duly stampt) in the presence of Her Majesty's pleasure. And I do hereby authorize and empower the said [A. B.] Hoping that I may thus elicit from to demand and receive for Her Majesty's your learned correspondent at Oxford, use, all court rolls and other writings,

who, a few years ago, proposed to relating to the said three hundreds from favour us with a history of the Chiltern any person or persons having the same

Hundreds, which he stated were four in their hands or custody. And all and every such person and persons having the

hundreds and a half in Oxfordshire, same in their hands or custody are hereby

-some further documentary authori. required to deliver up the same to the

ties for such statement than the patent said [A. B.] Provided nevertheless, that of Henry the Sixth, giving the senethe said [A. B.] shall enter these presents schalship of them conjointly, to Wilin the office of the proper auditor, within liam (de la Pole) Marquess of Suffolk, forty days next after the date hereof, Alicia (Chaucer) his wife, and their and shall yearly return the court rolls son John (brother-in-law to Edw. IV.), of the said three hundreds into the

-or that this communication may arsaid office of the said auditor, and account with the said auditor for all such have conceived the Chiltern Hundreds

rest the attention of gentlemen who sum and sums of money as be the said [A. B.] shall receive for and to Her

to be in other counties than BuckingMajesty's use, within forty days next

hamshire or Oxfordshire, I am, after the feast day of Saint Michael the

Yours, &c. PLANTAGENET. Archangel which shall happen in every



WAYNFLETE! * if aught of care for those below

Can souls in Heav'n with bliss or sadness move,

How joy'd thy sainted shade, enthroned above,
When Horne adorn'd thy classic halls, and Hough!
Not less rejoice, illustrious Spirit, now,

Nor think that Piety and Learning fade;

Behold them nobly both in Routh display'd,
With Kindness join'd, and Pity's gen'rous glow :
Be thanks to Heav'n who gave so rich a boon-

So fair a pattern of the Saint and Sage !

Be praise to Him who guards his rev’rend age,
For half a century ours, and still our own!

O oft may Heav'n renew his well-spent years,

Ere Isıs' sons bedew his grave with tears ! Magd. Coll. 1840.


* Founder of Magdalen College.


The Works of Christopher Marlowe. 3 vols. London, 1826. THE editor of this work was a gentleman of the name of Robinson : how far he was qualified for the task, by his knowledge of the Old Drama, it is pot for the present writer to say; but in his perusal of the edition, he has had occasion to notice many errors and corruptions of the text; the most important of which he has mentioned, as they may be of some assistance to a future editor, and may enable him to give the true reading of the original, in a somewhat purer form than that in which it stands at present.* Vol. I. p. 36. Tamberlaine, 1st part, act iii. sc. 1.

As many circumcised Turks we have,

And warlike bands of Christian's renied." The editor says,

“renied-denied. Christians who had denied their faith ;' but read, “ Christians renegadens," or Christian renegades.” P. 48.

“ Brave horses bred o'er the white Tartarian hills." Read,

" Brave horses bred on the Tartarian hills." P. 48.

“ Disdainful Turkess, and unreverend Boss.' The editor says,

“ Boss,” a contemptous epithet, expressive of the inflated pride of the Turkish Empress"a tumour, and excrescence.” Read,

“ Disdainful Turkess and unreverend Bassa." On the word Boss," (a reservoir of water), see Gifford's Jonson, vol. viii. p. 9.

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P. 56.

“ To suck up poison from the Moorish fens." Read, "moorish fens."

P.75, act v. sc. 2. In a long speech of Tamberlaine's, towards the end, the verses are much out of order. I will give them just as they stand, in Mr. Robinson's edition, and then as I have endeavoured to restore them to their proper places.

“ But how ungeemly is it for my sex,

My discipline of arms and chivalry,
My nature, and the terror of my name,
To harbour thoughts effeminate and faint,
Save only that in beauty's just applause,
With whose instinct the soul of man is touch'd ;
And every warrior that is wrapt with love
Of fame, of valor, and of victory,
Must needs have beauty bent on his conceits.
I, thus conceiving, and subduing both,
That which hath stopt the tempest of the Gods,
Even from the fiery-spangled veil of Heaven,
To feel the lovely warmth of shepherd's flames,
And march in cottages of strowed weeds,
Shall give the world to note for all my birth,
That virtue solely is the sun of glory,
And fashions men with true nobility."

* The errors in the paging of this edition, and the printing the Elegies twice over in the third volume, certainly strengthen our belief that this edition was got up with haste unbecoming the value of the work.

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I would read as follows:

“Save only that in beauty's just applause,

With whose instinct the soul of man is touch'd,
That which hath stopt the tempest of the Gods,
Even from the fiery-spangled veil of Heaven.
To feel the lovely warmth of shepherd's flames,
And march in cottages of strowed weeds,
And every warrior that is wrapt with love
Of fame, of valor, and of victory,
Must needs have beauty bent on his conceits.
I, thus conceiving, and subduing both,
Shall give the world to note for all my birth,

That virtue solely is the sun of glory," &c.
The editor says,
A line appears to have been

omitted in both the old copies after the word Gods. The reader will easily supply the sense." If my reading is right, there appears to be no omission of lines, or defect in the sense. P. 88.

" Then after all these solemn exequies,

We will our rites of marriage solemnize." But the old editions ave

“We will our celebrated rites of marriage solemnize." I think this word (superfluous both as to metre and sense,) got into the text from either the author or printer, who was perhaps the editor, doubting whether to use solemnize or celebrate ; and it slipt from the margin, where it was probably placed, into the verse itself.

P. 150. “ Vein or artier." Is this word used for "artery,” by the old writers? I think not. Vol. II. Edward the Second. Gaveston says, p. 6.

* As for the multitude, they are but sparks

Raked up in embers of their poverty.

Tanti; I'll fawn first on the wind.”
That here is some great corruption of the text, is certain, but I confess my
inability to set it right.
P. 125. 6. Then haste thou to some solitary grove

And bear wise Bacon's and Albanus' works."
Read, “ Albertus.
P. 338. Ganymede says,

“ Sweet Jupiter ! if e'er I pleased their eye

Or seemed fair, wall'd in with eagle's wings." An unusual and quaint expression, but probably right; for in Lust's Dominion the poet has,

-I'll lay aside
My cardinal's hat, and in a wall of steel,
The glorious livery of a soldier,

Fight for my late-lost honour. and Cymbeline, act ii. sc. 1.

-He'll make the Heavens hold firm

The walls of thy dear honour." P. 341. To taint his tresses in the Tyrrhene main.” This word is used in an unusual sense in Tamberlaine, part ii. act i. sc. 3.

“ Not long ago bestrod a Scythian steed,

Trotting the ring and tilting at a glove,
Which, when he tainted with his slender rod,

He rein'd him straight,” &c.
P. 343. “ Yet shall the aged sun shed forth his air

To make us live unto our former heat,” &c.
Should it not be hair ?

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