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** w*h my vnckle Russel was made Lo: Russell f -of Thorney; and for Knights, they weare in** nuemerable.
"All this Springe I had my health verie well. «#####••*#-*##
** My father vsed to come some tymes to vs at ** Clerken well, but not often; for he had at ** this tyme, as it weare, whollie left my mother: ** yet the house was kept still at his charge.
"About this tyme my aunt of Bath and hir "Lord came to London, and brought vfth them P my Lo: Fitzwaren and my cozen Fraunces
Bourcher, whom I mett at Bagshot, wher I lay "all night wth my cozen Fraunces Bourcher and ** Mrs. Marie Carie, wch was the first beginnings ** of the greatnes betweene vs. About 5 mile f* from London ther mett them my mother, my "Lo: of Bedford and his La: my unckle Russell "and much other companie, foe that we weare f in number about 300, wch did all accompanie "them to Bath House, wher they continued "most of that sommer, whether I went dailie ** and visited them, and grew more inward wiK "my cozen Fraunces and Mrs. Cary.
"About this tyme my aunt of Warwick wenl ?c to meete the Queene, haueinge Mrs. Bridges ** w'h hir, and my [cousinJ Anne Vauisor; my
** mother ** mother and I should have gone w,K them, but "that hir horses, wch she borrowed of Mr. Elmes ** and old Mr. Hickley, weare not ready; yet I "went the fame night and ouertooke my aunt "at Ditten Hanger, my Lady Blunt's house, *c wher my mother came the next day to me ** about noone, my aunt being gone before, "Then my mother and I went on or iorney to ** ouertake hir, and kild 3 horses that day wth "extreamitie of heate, and came to Wrest, my ** Lord of Kent's house*, where we found the te dores shutt, and none in the house but one ** servaunt, who only had the keyes of the hall, ** so that we weare enforced to lie in the hall all ** night, till towards morneinge, at wch tyme "came a man and lett vs into the higher roomes, ** wher we slept 3 or 4 howers,
"This morneinge we hasted away betyme,and ** came that night to Rockingham Castle, wher
we ouertooke my aunt of Warwick and hir ** companie, wher we continued a day or two U W'h 5' Edward Watson and his Lady. ** Then we went to my La: Nedums, who once "serued my aunt of Warwick, and from thence K to a sister of hirs whose name I haue forgotten. "Thither came my La: of Bedford, who was
* In Hertfordshire, the feat at this time of Lady Hardwicke, the representative of the Kent family.
7 "then "then so great a woman wth the Queene as ** euerie body much respected hir, she haueinge "attended the Queene from out of Scotland.
"The next day we went to Mr* Griffin of ** Dinglies, wch was the first tyme I euer saw the "Queene and Prince Henrie, wher she kissed vs "all, and vsed vs kindly. Thither came my "La: of Suffolk, my yeonge La: Darby, and "my La: Walsingham, weh 3 Ladies wear the "great fauorits of Sr* Robert Skill. That night "we went alonge wth the Queene's traine, ther ** beinge an infinit companie of coaches; and, & as I take it, my aunt and my mother and I * lay at Sr* Ritchard Knightlies, wher my La: "ENz. Knightly made exceedinglie much of vs. "The fame night my mother and I, and my "coz. Ann Vauisor rid on horseback throw "Couentrie, and went to a gentleman's house "wher y' La: Eliz. hir grace lay, wch was the ** first tyme I ever saw hir, my La: Kildare and "ye La: Harington being hir gouernesses. The "fame night we returned to Sr* Ritchard "Knightlies.
** The next day, as I take it, we The (^ueenc
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"went alonge wh the Queene to came t0 "Althroppe, my Lo: Spencers thorpe the_ 23 "house, wher my mother and I saw Safey^'b^t "my cozen Henrie Clifford, my as I remember
unckle's my aunt of Warwick, my mother and I, came not thither till the next day, w*1" Sunday was kept w*11 great solemriitie,ther heinge an infinit number of JLords and Ladies. Heere we saw my coz. Clifford first. Heere we saw the Queenes fauore to my Las Hatton and my -La: Cicill; for she /hewed noe fauore to the elderly La*: but to my La: Rich and such like companie.
"unckle's son, wch was the first "tyme we euer saw him.
"From thence ye 27, beinge "Munday, the Queene went to "Hatton Fermers, wher the Kinge "mett hir, wher ther wear an infi"nit companie of Lords and La: "and other people, that the coun"trie could scarse lodge them*"
"From thence the Court re"moued and wear banquetted great royaltie by my father at "Grafton, wher the King and "Queene weare entertayned w'h speeches and delicat presents, at wch tyme my Lord and the Alexanders did run a course at ye "feild, wher he hurt Hen: Allexander verie "dangerouflie. Where the Court lay this night "I am vncertaine.
"At this tyme of the King's being at Graf"ton, my mother was ther, but not heald as 'teMrs. of the house, by reason of ye disference "betweene my Lo: and hir, wa was growen to u a great height.
"The night after, my aunt of Warwick, my "mother, and I, as I take it, lay at Doctor "Challeners, (wher my aunt of Bath and my "unckle Russell mett vs, wch house my grand** father of Bedford vsed to lie much at,) being ** in Amersom.
The next day the Queene went to fYJ * * gentlemans house (whose name I can not re"membr) wher ther mett hir many great Ladies "to kiss her hands; as, the Marquess of Win"chest, my La: of Northumberland, my La: of "Southampton, &c.
** From thence the Court re- At Windsor
"moued to Windsor, wher the an ;ngnit
** Feast of St. George was solem- number of La
"nised, thoughe it should haue bin thc privy
"don before; ther I stood wlh my chamber as
"La: Eliz: grace in the schrine in |J" m
** the great Hall at Windsor, to se or credit.
« the Kinge and all the Knights ?0%1^
"sit at dinner. Thither came the Bedford to be
"Archduk's Embassador,who was glod bt
"receaved by the Kinge and tune to miss it.
Queene in the great Hall, wher ther was such "an infinit companie of Lo: and La: and so
"great a court as I think I shall neuer fe the
"like. From Windsor the Court At Hampton
« remoued to Hampton Court, Court' m*