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the division of the chapters; there are also many variations in the text. The first page of the Statutes of Edw. III. and the first page of those of Rich. II. are beautifully illuminated in gold and colours; the initial letters of the Statutes throughout the volume are illuminated ; and the chapters are marked with coloured paragraphs. This collection, like that of Gg. v. 7, appears to have escaped the notice of the Record Sub-Commissioners.
At the beginning of the volume, on the inside of the cover, is a genealogical table from Rollo, the first Duke of Normandy, to HENRY II. of England. And at the end, upon the last three folios, in a different hand, is a copy of the Letters Patent of Hen. VI. (not in Rymer) directed to the Abp. of Canterbury, the Bishops of Winchester and Exeter, the Duke of Clarence, the Earl of Warwick, and others, appointing them a commission for the conservation of the peace; ending • Teste meipso apud Westm. xv. Decembri, Anno ab inchoatione regni nostri quadragesimo nono, et readepcionis nostre regie potestatis Anno primo ;' signed Bagott.'
A quarto, on parchment, much worn at many of the corners, and in places discoloured by damp, but legible throughout. It contains 193 leaves, with about 29 lines in a page, and is written in French, in a nearly contemporary hand.
The Law TREATISE KNOWN AS · Britton,' WRITTEN IN THE REIGN OF EDWARD I.
Ends, after the text, 'Icy finist le livr de Brectoun.'
It was printed without date in the early part of the xv th century by Rob. Redman, and in 1640, edited by Edm. Wingate. See Ff. 11. 39, Cat.
Gg. v. 13. A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 179, in double columns of 38 lines. Date, the xv th century.
• Opus IMPERFECTUM IN S. Mattheum,' ascribed to S. Chrys-
Liber generationis &c. Liber est quasi apotheca graciarum...
...stantem in loco sancto. Explicit liber Crisostomi de opere im-
Opp. vi. 741--972, ed. Paris, 1835.
At the end is the name Georgius Britton : and on f. 52 b a note from
Gg. v. 14–17.
Gg. v. 18.
in a page.
A COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL TRACTS OF THE xviith Cen
1. ff. 1–64. 'A discourse of passages betweene the Earles of Essex, Somerset, and Northampton, the Countess of Essex, with theire risings and falles : together with divers other Affaires as they occurred during the late raigne of King James. And also of the Duke of Buckingham his first comeing into favoure.' Begins :
Of the condition of the State of England and the relation it had to other Provinces. Howsoever every kingdome and commonwealth... Ends :
...which yet remaine untryed.
2. ff. 65–105. The Proceeding in the Starr-Chamber
There was brought to the Barr Sir John Hollis (now Lord
... therefore should not bee proceeded against in this manner.
3. ff. 110–180.
· The manner and forme of proceedinge at the tryall of Donnald Lord Rey, and David Ramsey Esquire, upon Monday the 28th of November, anno domini 1631. Begins (after the list of the Court):
The painted chamber on the back side of the Parliament howse... Ends :
...and soe the whole business was shutt upp and concluded. This is a very full account of the trial. Sée Sanderson's Life of Charles I. pp. 164–173; State Trials, ed. 1809. T. m. coll. 483-519; Rushworth's Historical Collections, 11. pp. 112-128. 4. ff. 182-192.
• The Waie of Duells before the King.' Begins :
When upon the exhibit of the Bill in Court before the Constable... Ends :
...the lists, barrs, seats, and other works for that spectacle. This will be found in T. Brown's Miscellanea Aulica, or A Collection of State Treatises never before published, Lond. 1702, where it forms the 6th Tract, and is said, p. 161, to be out of an old MS. of Elias Ashmole, Esq.'
5. ff. 194-221. 'A discoverie of the Hollanders Trade and Fishinge, and of their circumventing us therein, and the meanes how to make profitt thereof; by which they have alreadie gathered, and still doe gather so great a benefitt ; with the profitt, honor, and securitie that will redound unto his Majestie and all sortes of subjects within his three kingdoms thereby.' Begins :
Noe man is soe void of reason that knowes not... Ends :
... to make them profittable members, to a common wealth.
6. ff. 224-260. 'A Treatise of State Merchant and of Merchandizing State, consistinge of Commerce, Trade, and Traffique, and uphelde by the Kinge's Royall Exchanger's office. Written by William Sanderson, Gentleman, Cittizen and Merchant of London. Anno Domini Moc.'
Begins (after the dedication to the king, and the list of 'perticulars handled in this treatise'):
First of Commerce in general. Commerce properly taken is the Traffique...
All which I humbly leave to your majesties most grave and judicious consideration. This is most probably by the same author as the Histories of the lives of Mary and James VI., and of the Life of Charles I. In the dedication, which is headed a second present to the kinges most excellent memorie,' he speaks of having written a former treatise on Exchange.
7. ff. 264–350. • Certaine observations omitted in Historie,
Queene Mary of famous memorie...
... not to perish in their enemies destruction.
8. ff. 354–385. • The charge delivered by the Earle of
First wee humblie present unto your Lordshipps considerations... Ends :
... but defendants may be best excused. Wimbledon. Sec Rushworth's Historical Collections, Vol. 1. p. 196.
Gg. v. 19. A quarto, on parchment, containing 138 numbered leaves, with 40 lines in a page, written in Latin, in a neat hand of the xv th century. Many of the initial letters are wanting, having been left to be supplied by the illuminators, which was not subsequently done.
REGISTRUM BREVIUM. At the beginning is a table of writs upon paper, in a later hand. It has been often printed with alterations and additions.
Gg. v. 20. A narrow folio, on parchment, containing 198 leaves, with from 60 to 70 lines in a page, written in Law-French, in a hand of the xiv th century.
YEAR-BOOK FROM HILARY TERM, 3 Edw. II., to TRINITY TERM, 18 Edw. II.
Gg. v. 21.
• The foundation of the UNIVERSITIE or CAMBRIDGE WITH A CATALOGUE OF THE PRINCIPALL FOUNDERS, AND SPECIALL Benefactors, of the Colledges, publike Schooles and Librarie, now extant in the same. And the names of all the present Mrs, and ffellowes, of everie particular Colledge. Together with the number of Magistrats, Governours, and officers, thereunto belonging, and the totall number of Students now therein residing. Collected Anno Domini 1621.'
This is followed by a dedication to Thomas Paske, D.D. Master of Clare Hall, by John Scott. The legendary account of the foundation of the University by Prince Canteber is given next, followed by the accounts of the several colleges, ending with Sidney Sussex College, each headed by the emblazoned coats of the founder and the college ; the Schools, Library, Magistrates and officers of continuance, Councellors at Lawe for the Universitie and the King's Publike Professors and Lecturers, each headed by the personal arms of the founder, of the then incumbent, of the office, or of the office impaling those of the incumbent.
Afterwards there is a list of Officers daylie imployd by the Universitie, Degrees of all orders and sciences of Scholars in the Universitie,' and a list of the Masters of Clare Hall.
Then follow copies of two letters; one addressed by the senate to king James I. and dated, '4o Nonas Febru. 1616; the other, the king's answer, dated 'quatuor Kallendas Martias,' A.D. 1616. They are attested by John Scott as a Notary Public and Registrar Coll. sive Aulæ de Clare.' They are printed in Cooper's Annals of Cambridge, 111. 113 and 114.
On the back of the title is a coat bearing Clare Hall impaling Paske. Quarterly, argent and sable; in the second and third quarters three fleursde-lis in pale of the first; a martlet sable for a difference in the first quarter. The coat of the supposed founder of the University is blazoned, azure, three crowns or.