Sayfadaki görseller

He afterwards calls Cupid a “dandiprat,” sometimes a “mopsy,

mopsy," " a prettie peacock," and a "princox.”

Book IV. p. 67. “The pepil in jangling this rayne-beaten * harlotrye filled, Merrily forth chattering feets past and feats not atempted: That the Duke Æneas from Trojans auncetre sprouting, In Libye coast landed, with whom faire Dido the princesse Her person barter'd, and that they both be resolved The winter season to wast in leacherie wanton, Retchles of her kingdom with rutting bitcherie sauted. This that prat pye cadesse labored to trumpet in eeche

place." But in a part of the eighth book which he has translated, he seems to have exerted every power of bombast to be sublime and heroical.

“ The description of Liparen, expressed by Virgil in the eighth book of his Æneis, in which place the poet payed, as it were, his price by advauncing at ful the loftines of his veyne: done into English by the translatour for his last farewel to the sayd Virgil.

“ T'ward Sicil is seated, to the welkin loftily peaking, A soyl, ycleapt Liparen, from whence with flounce furye

flinging, Stoans and burlye bulets, like tampounds, maynelye

betowring. ; Under is a kennel, wheare chymneys fyrye be scorching

Of Cyclopan tosters, with rent rocks chamferye sharded, Lowd rub a dub tabering with frapping rip rap of Ætna. In the den are drumming gads of steele, parchfulye

sparckling, And flam's fierclye glowing, from fornace flashye be whisking

# Fame.
Cc 2


Vulcan his hoate fordgharth, named eke thee Vulcian Island. Doun from the hev'nlye palace travayled the firye God

bither. In this cave the rakehels yr'ne bars, bigge bulcked ar

hamring, Brontes and Steropes, with baerlym swartie Pyracmon. These thre nere upbotching, not shapte, but partlye wel

onward, A clapping fier-bolt (such as oft with 'rounce robel bobble, Jove to the ground clattreth) but yeet pot finnished holye. Three showrs wringlye wrythen glimmring, and forciblye

sowcing, Thre watrye clowds shymring to the craft they rampired

hizzing, Three wheru's fierd glystring, with south wynds rufflered

huffling. Now doe they rayse gastly lightnings, now grislye re

boundings Of ruffe raffe roaring, mens harts with terror agrysing, With peale meale ramping, with thwick thwack sturdilye


After his translations from Virgil follow “Psalms, Conceites and Epitaphs." The Psalms have each a short preface to them containing an explanation of the sort of meeter in which they are composed, viz. iambics, asclepiads, sapphicks, &c. though not in quite so- lofty a vein as his Virgil.

The epitaphs are upon “The death of the Right Hon. James E. of Ormonde and Ossorie, who deceased at Elie house, in Holbourne, about the year 1546, the 18th of October, and lieth buried in St. Thomas Acres church : extracted out of the third book of the Historie of Ireland.” In Latin elegiac verse.

“ J. Stanyhurst, “ J. Stanyhurst, Esq. his father who deceased at Dublyn, Anno 1573, xxvii Dec. ætatis 51." In Latin elegiac verse.

“Syr Christopher Barnewall, Knight, his father-inlawe.” In Latin elegiac verse.

“ His wife Genet, doughter of Sir Chr. Barnewall, Knight, who deceased at Knight his bridge, of chieldbyrth, Anno 1579, August xxvi. ætatis 19, and lieth enterred at Chelsye.

Right Hon. and his most deare coosen, the Lorde Baron of Louth, who was trayterously murthred by Mackmaughoun, an Irish Lording, about 1577.

« Right Hon. Lord Girald Fitz Girald, L. Baron of Offalye, who deceased at St. Albans, A.D. 1580, the 30th of June, æt. 21."

Then follows:

“ A penitent sonnet written by the Lorde Girald a a little before his death."

The book contains pp. 106, exclusive of the title, preface, &c. consisting of seven leaves. It goes sheet A to H. Each sheet except H has eight leaves. H only four.

goes from


ART. XIV. The Historie of Wyates Relellion, with

the order and maner of resisting the same, wherunto in the ende is added an earnest conference with the degenerate and sedicious rebelles for the serche of the cause of their daily disorder. Made and compyled by John Proctor. Mense. Januarij Anno · 1555. 12mo. At the end. Imprynted at London, by Robert Caly,

. within the precincte of the late dissolved house of CC 3


the graye freers nowe converted to an hospital called Christes' Hospital. The a day of January, 1555. Cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum,

The book is dedicated “To the niost excellent and moste vertuous ladye our moste gracious Soveraigne, Marie, by the Grace of God, Quene of Englande, Fraunce, Naples, Hierusalem and Ireland, Defendour of the Faith, Princesse of Spayne and Sicilie, Archeduchesse of Austria, Duchesse of Millaine, Burgundie and Braband, Cou'tesse of Haspurge, Flaunders and Tyrole, your Majisties moste faythfull, lovynge, and obedient subjecte John Proctor, wisheth all grace, longe peace, quiet rayne, from God the Father, the Sonne, and the Holy Ghost.”

In the dedication he expresses bis horror at the wickedness of Wyatt and his accomplices, and says: “These general considerations moving other to indict and penne stories, moved me also to gather together and to register for memorie the merveilous practise of Wyat his detestable rebellio, litle inferiour to the moste dangerous reported in any historie, either for desperate courage in the authour, or for the mostruous end purposed by his rebellion. Yet I thought nothing lesse at the beginning, then to publishe the same at this time or at this age, minding onely to gather notes therof where the truth mought be best knowen (for the which I have made earnest and diligent investigation) and to leave them to be published by others hereafter to the behof of our posteritie. But hearing the sundrie tales thereof farre dissonaunt in the utteraunce, and many of them as far wide fro“ truth, facioned from the speakers to advaunce or deprave as they


fantased the parties; and understadyng besydes what notable infamie spronge of this rebellioo to the whole countre of Kent, and to every me bre of the same, where sundrie and many of them to mine owne knouledge shewed themselves most faithfull and worthye subjectes, as by the story self shal evidently appeare, which either of hast or of purpose, were omitted in a printed booke late sette furth at Canterbury: I thought these to be special cosideracions whereby I ought of duety to my countrey, to co pile and digest such notes as I had gathred concerning the rebellion, in some forme and fashion of historie, and to publish the same in this age and at thys present, có trary to my first intet, as well that the very truth of that rebellious enterprise myght be throughly knowť, as that also the shire where that vile rebellion was practised, might by openiņg the ful truth in some part be delivered froņ the infamy, which as by report I heare is made so general in other shire3, as though very few of Kent uer fre from Wyates conspiracie."

Then follows an address to the “Loving Reader;" afterwards the detail of the rebellion to leaf 8o. Then

“ An earnest conference with the degenerats and sedicious, for the serche of the cause of theyr greate disorder."

This is, in general, a mass of the most fulsome adulation to Queen Mary, for her numberless virtues, particularly her clemency and generosity. This concludes at leaf 91. Then follows, “A prosopey of Englande under the degenerat Englishe.'

Proctor was schoolmaster of the free school at Tunbridge, and from his vicinity to the scene of action must have had a greater opportunity of knowing the



« ÖncekiDevam »