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dyrectly crossing the hyghewaye unto Barnwell cawsey and Jesus Grene.
It. we fynde that the Kynges College hath taken in and inclosed Saynt Austens lane leadinge from the high streete unto the waterside, withoute recompense.
It. we fynde that the Queens College have taken in a pece of common ground commonlye called Goslinge grene withowte recompense.
It. we fynde that ther is a nother pece lying withowt their pales and within the ryver that owght to be common.
It. we fynde that there is a pece of grownde landed at thende of John Thomas garden now in the tenure of Willm. Garlande taken owte of the common ryver paying therefore to the corporation of the towne xvid:
It. we fynde that Mr. Fanne hath in his hands a pece of Maris grownde nowe severalled whyche was common within these xvi yeres the rent is viid.
It. we fynde that Mr. Osborne hath in his handes a lyke pece of Maris grownde whyche of late was common the rent whereof is lykewise yerely viid.
It. we fynde that one pece of common is inclosed now in the handes of Mr. Mores which hath been accustomed to lye common at Mydsomer.
It. we fynde one berne now in the tenure of Willm. Bradlye buylded on St. Thomas leale which was accustomed and owght to lye common at lamas.
It. we fynde that a ferme howse called cotton hall now in. the tenure of Mr. Famme is dekayed and fell downe abowte xxti.
yeres agon, not inhabyted and hath iiii acres of lande longinge therunto and is letton for vli. bye yere.
It. we fynde that beyonde Styrbrydge chappell Dytton men have pulled downe a brydge, stopped the water drowned the commons and so enter upon Cambridge common.
It. we fynde that Mistress Lacys of Barnwell hathe severed the lande and the shepe gate of her ferms, and that bayley Genings and John Bernes have done the lyke in ther fermes,
It. we fynde that Mr. Kymbalde hath walled and dyched upon the hyghwaye in Barnwell wherbye the seyd waye is myche straytened.
Mem. of a common balk throwe a pasture ground adjoyning net to Rutlands house in little St. Marys nowe inhabited bi R. Tomlynson which balke shulde be a weye to go to Thomas leyes and so forth on balkes to Jesus grene &c which pasture is nowe purchased bi the towne &c*.
* At this period many disturbances arose on account of the inclosures generally taking place, by which the lower classes considered themselves greatly injured. The following ballad, written at the time probably by some member of the university, is put into the mouth of Jack OF THE STYLE, the prototype of Swing THE RICKBURNER.-Ed.
JAKE OF THE NORTHE BEYONDE THE STYLE SPEAKETH. It is yet but a whyle
And with all that I may make Sens that I Jacke of the style
Cast hedge and dyche in the lake Came forthe of the northe
Fyxed with many a stake. I tell ye even the trothe,
Though it war never so faste Beyng shamefully blamed
Yet asоndre it is wraste. Yea and gyltles dyffamyd.
Thus I Jake do recompense For it was reportyd than
Ther naughty slawnderous offense, That here I had slayn a man;
Wher as they make me a murderer That same shameful report
And of death a furderer Causyd me for to resort
I take God to witnes Evyn now hyther agayne
I am of it guiltles This truthe I tell playne.
For as I am true speaker It was never my dede
I am but a Hedge-breaker. No, so God me spede.
I reporte me now owte For it was a sherman
To these that be of my rowte That share nygh the brayn pan.
So bragge so bolde and stowte. It war allmes he war slayne
How sayest thou robbyn clowte For usyng such a trayne,
Is this nyght wele wroughte?
withoute doughte Agayn was out bought
Be God that me boughte
It is as ye do saye
Methought it but a playe
To see the stakes fast straye Now for that slaunders sake
Down into the raye Companye be night I take
Smymmyng evermore awaye
A LETTER FROM King EDWARD'S VISITORS TO THE UNIVERSITY REQUIRING
TO XLII ARTICLES OF Religion.
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Saylyng towarde the castyll
Wherefore they hyed them hense
How sayeste Buntynge on the hyll
Truth now thou dost saye
Ton OF TROPINGTON.
For sothe syr down to Chesterton
Syr I think that this wyrke
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Syr if that I speake myght
How sayst thou Peter Potter
By Jesus syr the dyche be yuge down
Thou Pyrse Plowman by name'
Syr it is both game and glee
How sayst thou Symon Slater
Repent man? So lett it be Who wyll them pytte ?
That thus doth all encroche
Fyt to wer anordyn Jacke To ther gret shame and reproche And to lift up a wull packe Ever beyng to ther pore
Wherwith oftymes my necke doth cracke. Heavy grevous
And yow gud frendes every chone
I exhorte ye all in one
Lesse the bayleves do youe espye
Or ells sergeants with burbolts bryght The comons thus to defraude,
Chaunce at youe to have a flyghte. To them it is gret lawede
Therfore eschew before daylyght Seyng they had a conscyence
For tyll than they have no myght Of that covetous pretence.
And I thank ye all of your payne
And ther will I tarry all this nyght
Fare wele gentle fryndes every chone. Bylakyng syr it is a gud dede
By JACKE OF THE STYLE all this is
done As it is to burye the dede Therfor now the lorde ye spede
He observeth the tyme of the mone And acquyte ye in all your nede.
Hys busynes therfor is dispatched sone
And commonly it taketh effecte
And from it he is not rejecte.