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“ her faith the should not change, nor difsemble “ her opinion with contrary doings. It was said, " I constrained not her faith, but willed her, “ not as a King to rule, but as a subject to obey, «c and that her example might breed inconveni “ ence.”

19. “ The Emperor's Ambassador came in “ with a short message from his master, of war, “ if I would not fuffer his cousin, the Princess, s to use her Mass. To this no answer was “ given.”

20. “ The Bishops of Canterbury, London, “ and Rochester, did consider to give licence to

sin, was sin. To suffer and wink at it for å 6 time might be borne, so all postīble halte might 66 be used."

26. The French Ambassadors saw the as baiting of the bulls and bears.”

27. “ The Ambassadors, after they had « hunted, sat with me at supper.”

29. “ The Ambassadors had a fair fupper

made them by the Duke of Somerset, and « afterwards went to the Thames, where they « faw both the bear hunted in the river, and

" the wild-fire cast out of the boats, and many “ pretty conceits.”

June 15. ^ The Duke of Somerset with five “ others of the Council went to the Bishop of “ Winchester, to whom he made this answer: “ I having deliberately seen the Book of Com“ mon Prayer, (although I would not have made o it fo myself,) yet I find such things in it as 6 satisfieth my conscience, and therefore I will « both execute it myself, and also see others, my • parishioners, to execute it.”

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20. “ The Mayor of London caused the « watches to be encreased every night, because 6 of the great frays; and also one Alderman to “ see good rule every night.”

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22. “ There was a privy search made through « all Sussex, for all vagabonds, gypsies, con“ spirators, prophesyers, all players, and such 66 like."

October 19. " Sir Thomas Palmer confessed " that the Gendarms (Gens d'Armes) on the “ muster-day should be assaulted by two thoua r fand footmen of Mr. Vane's, and my Lord's « (Lord Gray's) hundred horse, besides his s friends that stood by, and the idle people

“ which “ which took his part. If he were overthrown “ he would run through London, and cry “ Liberty, Liberty, to raise the apprentices, &c."

KING Edward's “ Fournal,printed in the

Second Volume of Burnet's History of the

The Bishop has likewise added a Discourse about the Reformation of many Abuses, written by this incomparable Prince, in which he says, « As the gentlemen and serving-men ought to “ be provided for, so neither ought they to have w fo much as they have in France, where the u peasantry is of no value; neither yet meddle « in other occupations, for the arms and legs e doth neither yet draw the whole blood from " the liver, but leaveth it fufficient to work on; “ neither doth meddle in any kind of engender“ ing of blood; no, nor no one part of the body 6 doth serve for two occupations : even fo nei. 6 ther the gentleman ought to be a farmer, nor w the merchant an artificer, but to have his art u particularly. Furthermore, as no member in a 6 well-proportioned body and whole body, is “ too big for the proportion of the body; fa « must there be in a well-proportioned Com6 monwealth no person that shall have more than " the proportion of the country will bear, for it « is hurtful immoderately to enrich any particular


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66. part. I think this country can bear no merchant 56 to have more land than one hundred pounds; 6 no husbandman or farmer worth above one

hundred or two hundred pounds; no artificer " above one hundred marks; no labourer much 6 more than he spendeth. I speak now gene6 rally, and in such cases may fail in one partie 6 cular; but this is sure, this Commonwealth “ may not bear one man to have more than two c farms, than one benefice, than two thousand « sheep, and one kind of art to live by.”

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“ For idle persons, there were never, I think, " more than be now. The wars men think is " the cause thereof. Such persons can do no. 6 thing but rob and steal. But slack execution “ of the laws hath been the chiefest fore of all ; s the laws have been manifestly broken, the $6 offenders banished, and either by bribery or * foolish pity escape punishment.”

55 These fores must be cured with medicines, s« First, by good education ; for Horace sayeth

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« With whatsoever thing the new vessel is im. « bued, it will long keep its favour, faith Ho« race; meaning, that for the most part men be “ as they are brought up *, and men keep « longest the favour of their first bringing up ; “ therefore, seeing that it be so neceffary a thing, 6 we will give our device thereupon. Youth " must be brought up, some to husbandry, some « in working, graving, gilding, joining, painting, « making of cloaths, even from their tenderest “ age, to the intent they may not, when they “ come to man's estate, loiter as they do now• a-days in neglect, but think their travail sweet “ and honest. This shall well ease and remedy “ the deceitful workings of things, disobedience " of the lowest fort, casting of seditious bills, 6 and will clearly take away the idleness of the

“ people.”

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* By a law of Solon, the Legislator of Athens, a child who, by the carelessness or the over-tenderness of his parents, was brought up to no trade or profession, was not obliged to support his parents when they were old or in want; the Legislator wisely considering habitual idleness not only in itself to be criminal, but to be the cause of the greatest çrimes that are committed, and that those persons should be completely put out of the protection of the laws, who have been the occasion of that detestable and dangerous vice in the riling generation,

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