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8. An Epitaph or briefe Lamentation for the late Queen (Elizabeth] ly Robert Fletcher; Yeoman purveyor of car. riages for remooves of our sayde late soveraigne Lady the Queene. 1603. 4to.

On the same occasion the following laments were also published.

9. Anglorum Lacrymæ, in a sad passion, complayning the death of our late Queene Elizabeth; ly Richard Johnson. 1603. 4to.

10. Atropoion Delion ; or the Death of Delia, with the Teares of her Funerall: a poetical excursive discourse of our late Lliza': ly Thomas Newlon. 1603. 4to.

11. An Elegie upon the Death of Queen Elizabeth, ly J. L. 1603. 4to.

12. The poore's Lamentation for the death of Queen Eliza- · beth: with their prayers to God for the high and mightie prince James, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, c. 1603. 4to.

13. Threro-Thriam leuticon: and Sorrowes Joy. On the death of Elizabeth and succession of James. 1603. 4to.

These were university collections from Cambridge; and have been reprinted in Vol. 3 of the Royal Progresses. So has the following.

14. A Chaine of Pearle : or a Alemorial of the peerless graces and heroick vertues of Q. Elizabeth, of glorious memory. Composed ly the nolle lady Diana Primrose. 1603. ib.

These pearls consist of cardinal virtues, poetically strung together by a lady, of whom any biographical notices would be singularly acceptable.

T. P.

15. The life and acts of the most famous and valiant Campion, Sir William Wallace, Knight of Ellerstie, Maintainer of the Liberty of Scotland.

Cicero 2 De Finibus.
Laudandus est is, qui mortem oppetit pro
Republica, qui doceat chariorem esse patriam
Nobis, quam nosmetipsos.

Et memorem famam, qui bene gessit, habet. Edinburgh, Printed bu Andro Hart, and are to be sauld as his buith on the no- syde of the gait a litle beneath the

Anno Don. 1611. 4to. pp. 317. This is not among the several editions mentioned by Pinkertoa.

S. E. B.

crosse.

Art. XXX. Chronological Catalogue of Writers on

English Heraldry.

(CONTINUED FROM P. 98.]

Art. 15. The Art of making Devises, from the French, by Thomas Blount, &c. 1646, and 1650, 4to.

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Art. 16. Honor Redivivus, &c. by Matthew Carter, 1655, 1660, 1673, 8vo.

See Cens. Lit. Vol. I. p. 165.

Art. 17. A Discourse and defence of Arms and Armory, shewing the Nature and Rises of Arms and Honour in England, from the Camp, the Court, the City, under the two later of which are contained Universities and inns of Court. By Edward Waterhous, Esq.

Doctores bonos secutus est, qui sola bona quæ honesta, mala tantum quæ turpia, potentiam, novilitatem, cæteraque extra

bonis
neque

malis annumer ınt. Tacitus Hist. b. 4. de Helvidio Prisco, Τολμή δίκαια και θεος συλλαμβανει. ΜENANDER. X 3

London,

animum neque

London, Printed by T. R. for Samuel Mearne in Little Britain. 1660,* Buo. pp. 232.

Opposite the title page are the author's arms with eight quarterings and two scutcheons of pretence. The late ingenious Mr. R. Paget, in a letter in Gent. Mag. LXII. P. 988, says he “had never been able to meet with this book either in the Bodleian, or any other collection.” The same person also wrote the following volume, which has some connection with this subject.

Art. 18. The Gentleman's Monitor ; or a sober inspection into the vertues, uices, and ordinary means of the rise and decay of men an l families. With the author's Apology and Application to the Nobles and Gentry of England. Seasonable for these times. By Edw. Waterhous, Esq. London, Printed by T. R. for R. Royston, Bookseller to his most Sacred Majesty, 1605, 8vo. pp. 493, besides dedication, &c.

This is dedicated from Syon College, Feb. 5, 1664, to Gilbert, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. + Prefixed is a portrait of the author by A. Hertochs. As this pedantic, but not unlearned, book is little known, I cannot refrain from copying a short specimen of it.

See the next note. + At the end is the following list of the author's publications. I. AH Apology for Learning and Learned Men in 8vo. printed 1653, for Mr. Bedie at the Temple-gate. II. A discourse of the Piety, Policy, and Charity of elder times and Christians, in 12mo. printed 1655, by Mr. Miller in Paul's Churchyard. III. Two Contemplations of Magnanimity and Acquaintance wich God, in Svo. printed 1653. IV. A defence of Arms and Armory, 8vo. printed for Mr. Bedie, Mar. 1, 1659. See obe text. V. Fortescutus Illustratus, or a Commentary on Sir John Fortescue, Lord Chancellour to Henry 6, his book, De Laudibus Legum. Angiiæ, in Folio, printed 1663. VI. The Gentleman's Monitor, now printed 1664 in 8vo. Wood says he. also published “ A Narrative of the Fire in London;" Lond. 1667. 8vo. and that he died near London, 1671. Wood attributes to him the works published in the name of Sylvanus Morgan, but see Gent. Mag. ut, supr.

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* To have a clear reputation, and great power; wife, daughter, sons, nephews, dutiful and virtuous, a number of choice friends, and all this with a chaste and unviciated conscience, is, that which but few Romans, besides Corellius Rufus, had. Nor of many English men can that be said, which our learned Camden writes of the Earl of Wiltshire, Treasurer to King Edward the Sixth, who well understood the different times he lived in, and was to steer his course by: that he was raised, not suddenly, but by degrees, in court; that he built noble and princely buildings; was temperate in all other things; full of years, for he lived ninety-seven years; fruitful in his generation, for he saw one hundred and three issue from him by his wife: I say, though God leave these instances, and such like, to assert, and make good, the imperativeness and privilege of his pleasure, yet mostly it is otherwise : statues do not more gather moss, and moulder away with weather, nor vege. tables fade and die by the currency of their season, and the aridness of their root, the decay of whose succulency appears in the contraction and cessation of the flower, than men and families do by time, which has swept away with its besom, and carried down its current, kingly, peery, and gentry families, and set them, and their honours on shore in that Terra incognita, wherein they are extinguished. Yea, in our own nation, how has the same career and fate morti. fied the quondam being and greatness of name in the British and Saxon families; yea, and in the families from the Conquest, by name, Albini, Fitz bugh, Montacute, Montfort, Beauchamp, Brewier, Camois, Bardolf, Mortimer, Valtort, Botereaux, Chaumond, Curcey, De la Beche, Carminow, Brewire, Fitzlewis, Marmion, Deincourt, Burnell, Plantagenet, all right and noble and knightly families in their times, but now either wholly erased, or couched under families, who married their heirs, and, with their lands and blood, carry their names only in their title: I say, this vulture, and

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vehemence,

vehemence, in tine, teils us, that, as here there is no permanency, so here good and brave men must expect rather to be deplorable objects of desertion and poverty, than the favourites of credit and abundance; nor do I observe the lines of life crosser, and the channels of prosperity lower, to any than to these. Envy, or some other mischievous accident either calmning their design, so that they can make no port before they are ruined; or else the surges of the storms, in which they, and their honest projects ride, suffering them never to be happier, than a shipwreck of all can make them; and the breaking of their hearts for grief superadded, ean by it detriment the world in their loss. This I the rather introduce, to turn men and myself upon rumination of God's proceedings herein, more abstruse than the naturc of man is capable to submit to, or patient to acquiesce in. Nor is there any thing that I know, wherein the carnal heart and inquisitive wit, more covets to fathom, ihan God's wrapping of himself up in the cloud, executing the pleasure of his will in this, which our dwarfy reason, and insolent ignorance, terms, with reverence I write it, the hysteron proteron of divine Sovereignty, which, by what we call an inconsequence of cause and effect, ratifies his great authority, and ineffable wisdom, “whose judgments are past searching, and his ways not to be found out; because it is a way in the sea, and a path in the great water, whose footsteps are not known."* (Psal. Ixxvii. 19.) &c.

Art. 19. The Sphere of Gentry: deduced from the Prin.
ciples of Nature. An Historical and Genealogical work of
Arms and Blazon; in Four Books, entitled
Gentleman, Adam's Shield

Native
Esquire Joseph's Coat

S
They Knight s Fountain of Honour)

Nolllity

Darive Vulcon & Minerva Atchieved King

. Created

* Pp. 29, 30, 31.

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