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THE

HARLEIAN MISCELLANY;

OR, A

COLLECTION

OF

SCARCE, CURIOUS, AND ENTERTAINING

PAMPHLETS AND TRACTS,

AS WELL IN MANUSCRIPT 4S IN PRINT,

FOUND IN THE LATE

EARL OF OXFORD'S LIBRARY,

INTERSPERSED WITH

HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, AND CRITICAL

NOTES.

VOL. VI,

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR ROBERT DUTTON, GRACECHURCH-STREET.

1810,

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CONTENTS.

VOL. VI.

Page

THE Life and Death of the illustrious Robert, Earl of Essex, &c.

containing, at large, the Wars he managed, and the Commands

he had in Holland, the Palatinate, and in England. Together with

some wonderful Observations of himself, and his predecessors, and

many most remarkable passages from his Infancy unto the day of

his Death. By Robert Codrington, Master of Arts. London,

printed by F. Leach, for L. Chapman, Anno Dom. 1646. Quarto,

containing thirty-six pages

5

A most learned and eloquent Speech, spoken or delivered in the Ho-

nourable House of Commons at Westminster, by the most learned

Lawyer, Miles Corbet, Esquire, Recorder of Great Yarmouth, and

Burgess of the same, on the 31st of July, 1647. Taken in Short-

Hand by Nocky and Tom Dunn, his Clerks, and revised by John

Taylor. Folio, containing four pages

36

The Plague at Westminster: Or, an Order for the Visitation of a Sick

Parliament, grievously troubled with a new Disease, called, the

Consumption of their Members. The Persons visited are, the Earl

of Suffolk, the Earl of Lincoln, the Earl of Middlesex, the Lord

Huosdon, the Lord Barkly, the Lord Willoughby of Parham, the

Lord Maynard, Sir John Maynard, Master Glyn, Recorder of Lon.

don. With a Form of Prayer, and other Kites and Ceremonies to

be used for their Recovery; strictly commanded to be used in all

Cathedrals, Churches, Chapels, and Congregations, throughout

his Majesty's three Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Printed for V.V. in the Year 1647. Quarto, containing six pages 42

The Arraignment and Acquittal of Sir Edward Mosely, Baronet, in-

dited at the King's Bench Bar, for a Rape, upon the Body of Mrs.

Anne Swinnerton. Taken by a Reporter there present, who heard

all the Circumstances thereof, whereof this is a true copy. London,

printed by E G. for W.L. 1647. Quarto, containing iwelve pages 46

The Life of Sir Thomas Budley, the honourable Founder of the Pub-

lick Library in the University of Oxford. Written by himself, Ox-

ford, printed by Henry Hall, Printer to the University, 1647.

Quarto, containing sixteen pages

Page

The Assembly-Man. Written in the Year 1647. ΘΕΟΦΡΑΣΤ. Χαρακλ. ιγ.

σερί. ΠΕΡΙΕΡΓΙΑΣ.

He seditiously stirs up Men to fight: He will teach others the way

whereof himself is most ignorunt; and persuades Men to take un

oath, because himself had sworn it before.

London, printed for Richard Marriott, and are to be sold at his

Shop under St. Dunstan's Church, in Fieet-street, 1662—3.

Quarto, containing twenty-two pages

57

A Word for the Army, and Two Words to the Kingdom. To clear

the One, and cure the Other. Forced in much Plainness and Bre-

vity from their faithful Servant, Hugh Peters.

Nunc nunc properandus et acri

Fingendus sine fine rolá.

London, printed by M. Simmons, for Giles Calvert, at the Black

Spread Eagle, at the West end of Paul's. 1647. Quarto, contain-

ing fourteen pages

65

The Brewer's Plea: or, a Vindication of Strong Beer and Ale.

Wherein is declared the Wonderful Bounty and Patience of God,

the wicked and monstrous Unthankfulness of Man, the unregarded

Injuries done to these Creatures, groaning, as it were, to be deli-

vered from the Abuses proceeding from disdainful Aspersions of

ignorant, and from the Intemperance of sinful Man.

1 Cor. xii. 19, 20, 21.

If they were all one Member, Where would the Body be?

But now are they many Members, yet but one Body.

The Eye cunnot say unto the Hund, I have no need of thee, nor again,

the Head to the Feet, I have no need of thee.

Dat venium cortis, texat censura columbas. Juden. Sat.

London, printed for I. C. 1617, Quarto, containing eight pages 73

The Scottish Politick Presbyter, slain by an English Independent: or,

the Independents' Victory over the Presbyterian Party. The Ri-

gour of the Scotch Government, their Conniving and Bribing: the

Lewdness and Debauchery of Elders in secret. A Tragi-comedy,

Diruo et ædifico, muto quadrata rotundis.

Printed in the year 1647. Quarto, containing sixteen pages 80

St. Edward's Ghost, or Anti-Normanisin : Being a Pathetical Coni-

plaint and Motion, in the Behalf of our English Nation, against her

grand, yet neglected Grievance, Normanism.

Quasum (malùm) est ista voluntaria servitus ?

Cicero, in Orat. Philip. I.

London, printed for Richard Wodenothe, at the Star, under Peter's

Church, in Cornhill, 1047. Quarto, containing twenty-eight

pages

90

Serjeant Thorpe, Judge of Assize for the Northern Circuit, his Charge,

as it was delivered to the Grand Jury at York Assizes, the twen-

rieth of March, 1618; clearly epitomising the Statutes belonging to

this Nation, which concern, (and, as a Golden Rule, ought to re-

gulate) the several Estates and Conditions of men; and, being

duly observed, do really pronote the Peace and Plenty of this Com-

monwealth. From a Quarto, containing thirty pages, printed at

London, by T. W. for Matthew Walbancke and Richard Best, at

(iray's Inn Gate, in 1649

106

The Dissenting Ministers Vindicetion of themselves, from the horrid

and detestable Murder of King Charles the First, of glorious Me

mory. With their Names subscribed, about the Twentieth of Ja-

nuary, 16.18. London, printed in the Year MDCXLVIII. Quarto,

containing six pages

129

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News from Pembroke and Montgomery, or Oxford Manchestered, by

Michael Oldsworth and his Lord, who swore he was Chancellor of

Ostord. And proved it in a Speech made to the New Visitors, in

their New Convocation, April 11, 1648: As here it follows Word

for Word, and Oath for Oath. Printed at Montgomery, 1648.

Quarto, containing eight pages

134

The Cuckow's Nest at Westminster: Or, the Parliament between the

two Lady-Birds, Queen Fairfax and Lady Cromwell, concerning

Negociations of State, and their several Interests in the Kingdom;

sadly bemoaning the Fate of their Deer and Abhorned Husbands.

By Mercurius Melancholicus. Printed in Cuckow.time, in a Hol-

low-tree, 1648. Quarto, containing ten pages

· 136

The Advice of W.P. to Mr. Samuel Ilartlib, for the Advancement of

some particular parts of Learning. London, printed Anno Dom.

1648. 'Quarto, containing thirty-four pages

141

A further Discovery of the Office of Publick Address for Accommoda-

stions. London, printed in the year 1648. - Quarto, containing

thirty-four pages

158

England's proper and only way to an Establishment in Honour, Free-

dom, Peace, and Happiness : Or, the Norman Yoke once more

Uncased; and the Necessity, Justice, and present Seasonableness

of breaking it in Pieces, deinonstrated, in Eight most plain anıl

true Propositions, with their Proots. By the Author of Anti-Nor-

manism, and of the Plain English to the Negleciers of it.

Deo, Patriæ, Tibi.

Imprimatur, Gilbert Mabbot. London, printed for R. L. Anno

Dom. 1648. Quarto, containing sixteen pages

175

The British Bellman.

Printed in the Year

Of the Saints fear.

Anno Domini, 1648. Quarto, containing twenty-four pages 181

A Case of Conscience resolved : Concerning Ministers meddling with

State Matters in their Sermons, and how far they are obliged by the

Covenant to interpose in the affairs of Civil Government. By J.

D. Minister of the Gospel, March 15, Imprimatur, Joseph Caryl.

London, printed by R. L. for R. W. 1649. Quarto, containing

thirty pages

196

The Corruption and Deficiency of the Laws of England, soberly dis-

covered : Or, Liberty working up to its just Height. Wherein is

set down, I. The Standard, or Measure of all just Laws; which is

threefold 1. Their Original and Rise, viz. The free Choice, or

Election of the People. 2. Their Style and Square, viz. Principal;

of Justice, Righteousness, and Truth. 3. Their Use and End, viz.

The Liberty and Safety of the People. II. The Laws of England

weighed in this three-fold Balance, and found too light. 1. In their

Original, Force, Power, Conquest, or Constraiut. 2. In their

Rule, corrupt Will, or Principles of Unrighteousness and Wrong.

3. In their End, the Grievance, Trouble, and Bondage of the Peo-

ple. III. The Necessity of the Reformation of the Laws of Eng-

land; together with the Excellency (and yet Difficulty) of this

work. IV. The corrupt Interest of Lawyers in this Commonwealth.

By John Warr. London, printed for Giles Calvert, at the Black

Spread Eagle, at the Westend of St. Pauls, 1649. Quarto, con-

taining eighteen pages -

- 212

A Narrative of the Proceedings of a Great Council of Jews, assem-

bled in the Plain of Ageda, in Hungary, about thirty leagues dis-

tant from Buda, to examine the Scriptures concerning Christ, on

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