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“Within this house of Death a dead man lies, Whose blood, like Abels, up for vengeance cryes: Time hath revealed what to trueth belongs, And Justice sword is drawne to right my wrongs. Your poysoned mindes did me with poyson kill : Let true repentance purge you from that ill.” The rest of the page is filled with a poem of seventy-two lines, subscribed with the author's name. “Imprinted at London for John White.”

It is no where enumerated among the productions of Rowlands.

P. 475.-In the Library of the Society of Antiquaries is preserved an anonymous poem on the death of James Franklin, on the 9th December, 1615. It begins— “I am arraigned at the black dreadfull barre, Where sinners (so red as scarlet) Judges are: All my inditements are my horrid crimes, Whose story will affright succeeding times, As (now) they drive the present into wonder, Making men tremble as trees struck with thunder.” P. 483.−Among the MSS. at Bridgewater House is also a letter from Sir Robert Naunton, dated 19th August, 1616, on the subject of the “many petitions from Sir Richard Champernown.” It appears from it that the Lord Chancellor had furnished the King with his “opinion concerning the cause.” It had been of long standing, and the King urged Lord Ellesmere either to decide it himself or to call to his assistance the C. J. of the Common Pleas, Justice Doddridge, Justice Crooke, or other learned persons acquainted with the facts and circumstances, as it would be impossible to satisfy either party “by way of composition.” The King, through Sir Robert Naunton, urged the Lord Chancellor to put an end to the proceeding before the next term, which of course would not arrive

until November.

P. 485–A. Chalmers, in his History of the University of Oxford, p. 405, says—

“As he (Wadham) died before this design could be carried into execution, he bequeathed the management of it to his wife Dorothy, the daughter of Sir William Petre."


Abbot, Archbishop, his letters for the
burning of Legate and Wightman,
446, 448.
Aldridge, Sir John, death of, 256.
Alençon, Duke of, his projected mar-
riage with Queen Elizabeth, 74.
Allegiance, oath of, orders for adminis-
tering it to persons from abroad, 423.
All Souls' College, Oxford, and Stanton
Harcourt, 117, 132.
Alnager of Devonshire and Cornwall,
Altham, Baron, his opinion of Sir Ed-
ward Coke, 448.
Anecdotes and Traditions by Mr. W. J.
Thoms, 144.
Anjou, Duke of, projected marriage of
Queen Elizabeth with, 50, 70, 74.
Anthony, Charles, the King's engraver,
employed to alter the Great Seal, 402.
Anticipation, commission of Henry VIII.
for collecting monies by, 3.
Apparel, Act of 3 and 4 Edw. IV., and
proclamation of Queen Elizabeth re-
specting dress, 247, 489.
Aquila, Don Juan, his descent upon and
evacuation of Ireland, 329.

Archery, warrant to the Lord Keeper
for the encouragement of, 217.

Assay, order of taking the, 186.

Associations for the defence of Queen
Elizabeth in 1584, 108.

Bacon, Lord, a jewel deposited as secu-
rity for a loan to, 395.
appointed King's counsel,
– conjecture that he wrote
Sir R. Cecill's letter, 305.
probability that he was
private Secretary to Sir Robert Cecill,

– his Chancery suit, and
Lady Bacon's letter respecting it,

his first promotion, and
his letter to Lord Ellesmere upon it,

his letter on the proposed
reduction of the fees of the Clerk of
the Star-Chamber, 272.
his memorandum of the
delivery of a box of evidence to Lord
Ellesmere, 205.

Bacon, Lord, his office of Clerk of the
Star-Chamber in reversion, 266.
his receipt for the Ka-
lendars of the Star-Chamber, 427.
— his representation to
Lord Ellesmere respecting the fees of
the Clerk of the Star-Chamber, 429.
Bacon, Sir Nicholas, commission to, as
Lord Keeper, to hear causes as Chan-
cellor, 29.
his arguments on the
projected marriage of Queen Eliza-
beth with the Duke of Anjou, 50.
Bailiwick of Barking, John Wilfred's
appointment to the, 106.
Bales, Peter, his employment by John
Daniel to forge letters of Robert Earl
of Essex, 323.
Bancroft, Archbishop, his approbation of
a new Charter for Canterbury, 426.
Barnes, Richard, recommended to Lord
Ellesmere, 222.
Baronets, Lord Ellesmere's letter re-
garding the creation of, 449.
Baronius, death of, and state of his
work on Ecclesiastical History, 422.
Baron of the Exchequer in Cheshire,
paper on the duties, fees, &c. of, 306.
Barrow, Henry, depositions of, respect-
ing his tenets and works, 167, 177.
Baskerville, Sir Thomas, death of, 244.
Bedford, Earl of, commission to him
and others for hearing suits, 23.
the illness of, 463.
Bees, St. foundation of, by Archbishop
Grindall, 98.
Bellarmine, Lord Northampton's an-
swer to, 456.
Berwick, Surveyor of the Works at, 101.

Bidston, Master of the Game at, Lord
Ellesmere appointed, 96.
Bills by immediate warrant, orders
against passing, 215, 398.
Bingham, Sir Richard, fac-simile of his
handwriting, 157.
his depositions
against Sir Bryan O’Rourke, 144.
Bishopricks of Bristol and Oxford, Privy
Seal regarding, 875.
Blount, Charles, Lord Montjoy and Earl
of Devonshire, appointed Lord Lieu-
tenant of Ireland, 318.
Blount, Sir Christopher, letter for the
execution of, 318.
Bone, Thomas, his account of the trial
of Ann Turner, 470.
Books, John Norton's patent for print-
ing certain, 373.
Border affairs, orders regarding, 276.
—— Queen Elizabeth's letter
to King James regarding, 224.
Border causes, Report of the Commis-
sioners of England and Scotland ap-
pointed to settle, 229.
Borders, brief of the boundaries of the,
Bower, Robert, Parker's Deputy, Lord
Buckhurst's letters upon, 201, 203.
Bowle, Robert, examination and deposi-
tions of, 172.
Brewer, Mr. his “Court of King James
I.” by Goodman, 100, 120, 134, 487.
Bridgewater Catalogue referred to, 83,
94, 188, 490.
Brill, death of Lord Burghe, Governor
of the, 270.
Bristol, the Bishop of Limerick appoint-
ed to the See of, 375.

Bromley, Sir Henry, appointed Receiver
of Middlesex, 372.
Bromley, Sir Thomas, his speeches, 81,
Bruce, Lord, and Mr. Sackville, their
duel, 463.
Bruce, Mr., his edition of Hayward's
Annals of Elizabeth, 488.
Buckhurst, Lord, his letter regarding
the fees of Parker's office, 208.
Buckhurst, Lord, his letters respecting
the deputy of his cousin John Parker,
198, 199, 201, 203.
Buckingham, Duke of, his letter, as
Viscount Williers, to Sir John Eger-
ton, 484.
Burbage, Richard, his players rewarded
for acting Othello at Harefield, 343.
Burghe, Lord, Governor of the Brill,
his death, 270.
Burghley, Lord, letter to, from Sir Wil-
liam Maitland, on the exclusion of the
Line of Scotland, 41.
fac-simile of his hand-

writing, 139.

his letter concerning
the office of Chamberlain of Cheshire,
his letter for the alte-
ration of a Roll, 200.
his letter for the relief
of Prisoners in the King's Bench, 111.
his letter for the Vicars
Choral of Hereford, 119.
his letter regarding Sir
W. Cordell's hospital at Long Mel-
ford, 159.

his letter respecting the
coining of Crown gold, 179.

Burghley, Lord, his letter respecting the

jurisdiction of the University of Cam-

bridge in Sturbridge fair, 127.
his letter respecting the
trial of Mary Queen of Scots, 120.
his letter on the secu-
rities of the Master of the Mint,

his Memoria Mortuo-
rum, 101.

Burgon, Mr. his “Life and Times of Sir
Thomas Gresham,” 4, 180, 191.

Burning, the, of Legate and Wightman
for heresy, 446, 448.

Cambridge University, paper concerning
the admission of Scottish Students
into, 444.
its jurisdiction
in Sturbridge fair, 127.
Campion, Edmund, and his associates,
execution of, 83.
Canterbury, documents relating to a new
charter for, 424.
Cecill, Sir Robert, his letter for elevating
Lord Howard de Walden to the Peer-
age, 268.

his letter for the Patent

of the Earl of Essex, 269.

his letter of condolence
to Lord Ellesmere on the death of his
son, Thomas Egerton, 305.

Cecill, Sir William, see Burghley, Lord.

Chaloner, Sir Thomas, his letter to Lord
Ellesmere, 363.

letter to, from
Lord Ellesmere, 359.

Chamberlain of Cheshire, Lord Burgh-
ley's letters concerning, 192.

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