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ft by the letters of others, who assured me that "the money was not dewe any wayes to Thorn "ap Maurice. That my nature is not intern** perate, those that have ever knowne me doe "knowe, being dull and melancholicke in con"stitution: neither could I ever heare that my "kindred was tainted with that uglie spot. God "forbid that the least of these three causes, your ** greatness, my meanes, but especiallie your de** sertes towards me, might not be a sufficient "motive to curbe the furie of my penne. I "heere confess (et maneat bac non ilia furors ** scripta litera) that now I am & always did ac* count of myselfe as one infinitely bound unto "your Worship, especiallie for three things: "1. the perswading of my Father to fende m« "to Cambridge:—2. the writinge both to my ** .Tutour as alsoe to others concerninge my M Scholarshippe and Fellowshippe: — 3. the def* meaninge of your seise foe belowe your estate ** as to meddle foe much with my poor portion. "These things are written in my hearte, what* f soever frenzy writ in paper. My sorrowe is 'f farre the greater, because against my expect. "ations you doe not forget to fend me fom ** money towards my Commencement, wch I ** protest I thought to have differred. Your ** fcoffes made me verie little, but that you

« should "should beside my deserte and beyond my ex"pectation shewe me such a kind & tender "hearte,

** Objlrepui, Jleteruntq. coma, is* vox faucibus haftt.

"Three Petitions I in all humble dutie crave ** at your Worships hands—if not for mine, yet ** for my father and mothers fake.—First—that "you would (if possible you can) lett me have "that money in Easter Term wch you promise

** in Trinity secondly—that in your next Ire

** you doe sende me that foolish letter of myne ** enclosed—that therein I might see myne own "follies, wch els I cannot believe to have been

** so greate thirdly—that if there be any

* * such follie committed, you will gentlie pardon '* it—assuringe yourself I will never fall into the "like againe. And thus with my humble dude ** I take my leave. "The most woefull

"John W1ll1ams."



"St. John's College, Cambridge, Aug. 18, 1611.

"Whether you will be at that coste with "your son (Robert) or noe to make him Senior "Brother in Cambridge, beinge a Younger Bro"ther at home, yeat the very conceyte thereof "hath wroughte such miracles, as that there is "more sittinge uppe at nights, more studiinge "& gettinge up in morninges than either love ** or feare could worke before, so that as St. "Austen speakes, there isselix error quo decipi"mur in melius. Beside his ordinarie charges "for apparaile & commencement, wch your "Wor: knows must necessariely be borne in "every Batchelor, he is beside to feaste the "Doctours and Maisters of Houses, wch will ** come to some 181. & to give the Father of "the Acte a Satten Suyte, or the value thereof; "who if it should prove to be myself, as is most "likelye, that coste may be spared. I referre "it wholye to yr Worshippes discretion to judge "if the creditt will countervail the charges; "surelie it will be an honor unto him as long "as he continues in the Universitie, & to his "Brothers if they should followe him.—Your ** poor kinsman in all dutie."



** SIR, Bugden, i Dec. 162$.

"With the remembrance of my love and "best affections unto you—Being very sensible "of that great good will you have ever borne "me, I thought it not unnecessary to take this "course with you, wch I have done with no ** other Frynd in the worlde, as to desire you to *c be no more troubled with this late accident "befallen unto me, than you shall understand I ** am my seise. There is nothing happened "which I did not foresee & (sithence the death "of my dear Maister) assuredly expect, nor *4 laye it in my power to prevent, otherwise "than by the sacrifisinge of my poor estate, and "that wch I esteem farre above the same, my "reputation. I knowe you love me too well, "to wish that I should have been lavishe of ** either of these, to continue longer (yeat noe "longer than one man pleased) in this glorious "miserye and splendid slaverie, wherein I have ** lived (if a man may call such a toilinge a liv. "inge) for these five years almost. I loosinge "the Seals I have lost nothinge, nor my ser"vants by any fault of mine, there being no"thing either layde or so much as wispered to

** my "my charge. If I have not the opportunitie I "hadd before to serve the King, I have much ** more conveniency to serve God—wch I em"brace as the onelye end of Gods love provi"dence to me in this sudden alteration.

"For your Sonne Owen Wynne (who toge"ther with my debts is all the object of my "worldlye thoughts & cares) I will per forme "towards him all that he can have expected "from me, if I live; & if I dye, I have per"formed it allreadye.

** You neede not feare any misse of me, being "so just and reserved in all your desires & re** quests; having alsoe your Eldeste Sonne "neare the Kinge & of good reputation in the ** Court, who can give you a good account of "any thinge you shall recommend unto him.—

** Hoping therefore that I shall ever hold the "same place I did in your love, wch was first "fixed on my person, not my late place, & wch "I will deserve by all the treyndlye & lovinge "osfices which shall lie in my power, I end with ** my prayer unto God for the continuance of ** your health, & due rest your very assured "loveinge Friend and Cozen

"Jo. Lincoln."


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