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Gosson having replied to Lodge in his Plays Confuted, &c. Lodge, in the Epistle before his Alarum against Usurers answered Gosson and defended himself from the personal attack made upon him. This circumstance gives a peculiar value to this tract. Barnabe Rich in his laudatory verses aims an etymological blow at Gosson :

“ Thou needst not fear Goose-sonne or Gander's hisse." 1373 LODGE's (Thomas) Rosalynde, Euphues golden legacie :

found after his death in his Cell at Silexedra. Bequeathed to Philautus sonnes noursed up with their father in England, Fetcht from the Canaries by T. L. Gent. First Edition four leaves are supplied in MS. in a

very old hand.

Imprinted by T. Orwin for T. G. and John Busbie, 1590 *** The first Edition of the novel on which As You Like It is founded, and which, as is well known, Shakespeare has very closely followed.

In the later reprints the title of “Rosalynde" is dropped. This impression is

extremely rare. 1374 PhilliS; HONOURED WITH PASTORALL SONNETS,

ELEGIES, and ainorous delights, Where-unto is annexed
the tragicall complaynt of Elstred.
Printed for John Busbie, and are to be solde at his

shoppe at the West-doore of Paules, 1593 *** No other copy is known except that in Capel's Collection at Trinity College Cambridge, which wants the Title. Sonnet XV. is to be found in England's Helicon, (p. 51.) Sign. E 3, 8vo. edit. with the Signatures S. E. D. which is erroneous, if, as is generally understood, it implies Sir Edw. Dyer, it is thence copied into Ellis's Specimens with Sir E. Dyer's name. The two following pieces are also to be found in the Phenix nest among sixteen signed T. L. Gent.

E 4. Thyrsis Ægloga Secunda” Muses help me, &c.

P. 47.

H. 3. An Ode; “ Now I finde," p. 54. MS. note by Mr. Heber. In the “ Induction” Lodge pays a tribute to Spencer under the Designation of " Learned Colin," and to Daniel as “ Delia's Sweet Prophet.” Daniel's Delia was twice printed in the year preceding the appearance of

Lodge's Phillis. 1375 A fig for Momus, containing Pleasant varietie, in

cluded in Satyres, Eclogues and Epistles, by T. L. of Lin-
colns Inne Gent.

Che pecora si fa, il lupo selo mangia,
Printed for Clement Knight and are to bee solde at his

shop at the little North doore of Paules Church, 1595. *** Extremely rare.

It may be worth remark that the Auchinleck reprint is full of variations, and that one line

is entirely omitted. See also MS. note by Mr. Heber. 1376 Lodge's (Thomas) Wits Miserie and the Worlds Mad

nesse, indifferent copy, and the two first leaves are supplied in MS.

Printed by Adam Islip, 1596 1377 The Divel conjured, title mended,

Printed by Adam Islip for William Mats, 1596 *** The Dedication and Address are only signed T. L. but there is no doubt that this tract was the production of Thomas Lodge. He published his Fig for Momus in the same year, and he probably alludes to it here as one of “ the weeds of his wit.” This is a production of very considerable and abstruse learning on Alchymy, Magic, &c.

but the Author has treated the subject very pleasantly. 1378 A Treatise of the Plague, containing the nature, signes, and accidents of the same, &c.

Printed for Edward White and N. L. 1603 Thomas Lodge was at first a player, then a soldier, next a sailor, afterwards a lawyer, and finally a Physician. In the latter capacity he obtained great celebrity, and he is mentioned by T. Heywood in 1609 as one of the famous Physicians of the day. He dates from Warwick Lane, where the old College of Physicians now stands. This tract was written during the prevalence of the Pestilence, when

James I. came to the Crown. 1379 Euphues Golden Legacie, &c.

Imprinted for John Smethwick, 1612 This is probably the third impression of Lodge's Rosalynde,” and here it takes the title of “ Euphues Golden Legacie.” In no other respect, excepting in literal

variations, does it differ from the first edition of 1590. 1380 London. King Charles his Augusta, or City Royal. Of

the Founders, the Names and olidest Honours of that City, An Historical and Antiquarian Work, written at first in Heroicall Latin Verse, and now translated into

English Couplets, russia, printed for W. Leybourn, 1648 1381 Londini Renascentis Imago Poetica, Londini, 1668.

Londini quod Reliquum, or London's Remains in Latin

and English, 1667, 2 vol. 1382 Looking Glasse of the World, or The Plundred Man in

Ireland. His voyage, his observation of the Beasts of
the Field, of the Fishes of the Sea, of the Fowls of the
Aire, of the severall Professions of Men, &c. calf gilt, by
C. Lewis,


Explicit the compleyces of Maris and Venus and of the


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broche of Thebes. Here foloweth the counceyll of Chaucer touchyng Maryag. The fyrst fynders of the VII scyences artyficyall, &c. The disposicyon of the IV elementes, and the disposicyon of the world, (In verse,) Black letter, with wood cuts, most beautiful copy of this extraordinarily rare and curious Poetical Tract, in morocco, from the Roxburghe and Sykes Collections.

Thys impryntyde in westmoster in kyng strete, for me


WRYTE, the title page slightly defective,

Emprynted by Richarde Pynson, n. d. *** This very rare Edition is not mentioned by any

Bibliographer. 1385 THE PROUERBES OF LYDGATE. Here endeth the

prouerbes of Lydgate upon the fall of prynces. Enprynted at London in Flete strete at the sygne of the sonne, by WYNKYN DE WORDE.

*** There is or was a copy of this edition in the Public Library at Cambridge, but Herbert never saw it. Dr. Dibdin was indebted to the present. It is principally a collection of maxims, sayings and sentences, from Lydgate's “ Fall of Princes,” but ou Sign. A 5, we meet with what nobody has yet noticed, after the word Finis

Ecce bonum consilium galfridi chauceri extra fortunam consisting of seven stanzas. Very beautiful copy, in blue

morocco, by C. Lewis. 1386 This BOKE IS COMPYLED BY Dan. John LYDGATE

MONKE OF BURYE, at the excitacion and styrynge of the noble and victorious prynce, Kynge Henry the fyfthe, in the honoure glorie and reverence of the byrthe of our moste blessed Lady, mayde, wyfe and mother of our lorde Jesu Christe as foloweth by this Table.

Here endeth the lyfe of our Lady. Imprynted at London in the Fletestrete by me Robert Redman dwellynge in

saynt Dunstones parysshe next the Churche, 1531 *** This vol. belonged to T. Warton, see his autograph

on the fly-leaf. 1387 LYNDESAY (Sir David). The Warkis of the famous and

worthie Knicht Schir David Lyndesay of the Mont, Alias, Lyoun King of Armes. Newly correctit, and vindicate from the former errouris quhairwith thay war befoir corruptit ; and augmentit with sindrie warkis quhilk was not befoir Imprentit. The contentis of the

buke, and quhat warkis ar augmentit, the nixt syde sall schaw, black letter, title page and a few leaves slightly damaged, from the Roxburghe Library.

Newlie Imprentit be Johne Scot at the expensis of Henrie Charteris ; and ar to be sauld in his Buith on the north

syde of the gait, aboue the Throne, 1568 *** This is the first collected Edition of the Works of

Sir David Lyndsay. 1388 LYNDESAY's (Sir David) POETICAL Works, black letter, russia,

Edinburgh be Henrie Charteris, 1588 *** Extremely rare.

This copy wants the Title and part of the last leaf, and 4 leaves after K. II. otherwise it

is perfect. 1389 The Works of the Famous and Worthie Knight Sir

David Lyndesay of the Mont, alias, Lyon King of Armes.
Newly corrected according to the Originall

, Edinburgh, printed by Thomas Finlason, 1610. The Historie of a noble and valiant Squyer William Meldruin Umquhile Laird of Cleish and Binnes. Compyled be Sir David Lindesay of the Mount, alias, Lyon King of Arines. The Testament of the said William Meldrum Squyer. Compyled alswa be Sir David Lindesay, &c. Edinburgh, printed for Richard Lawson, 1610, in 1 vol. black letter,

fine copy, from the Roxburghe Library. 1390 Ane Dialog betuix Experience and ane Courteour.

Off the Miserabyll Estait of the Warld. Compylit be Schir David Lyndesay of ye Mont Knycht, alias, Lyone Kyng of Armes. And is Devidit in foure Partis. As efter Followis &c. And Imprentit at the Command and Expensis of Doctor Machabeus, In Copmanhouin, very fine copy, in russia, gilt leaves, formerly in the Bibl. AngloPoetica and Mr. Inglis's Library. It is supposed to have been printed at St. Andrews about 1552. It is the copy mentioned by Mr. Chalmers as being in the possession of Mr. Hill. There is another copy in the Budleian


Off the Miserabyll Estait of the Warld. Compylit be Schir David Lyndesay of the mont Knycht Alias Lyone Kyng of Armes. And is Devidit in four partis As efter followis. And Imprentit at the Command and Expensis of Doctor Machabeus, In Copmanhouin. Attouir thare is bukis imprentit in France, of twa sortis the quhilkis ar verray fals as it is knawin and wantis mekle that this Buke hes for this is juste and trew, and nane bot this Buke. Be war with thame for thay wyll dissave

At the end Quod Lindesay to Kyng. Gentyll redaris, I wyll adverteis zow that thare is of thir Bukis, Imprentit in France, The quhilkis ar verray

fals. And wantis the tane half and all wrang spelit, and



left out heir ane lyne, and thar twa wordis. To conclude thay ar all fals and wantis mekle that this buke hes as may be sepe, quha lyste tyll luke thame baith over, thay sall fynd my sayingis verray trew and wors nor I do say preve & se, than ze wyll geve me credence : thay ar nocht worthe ane plake.

*** This Edition is supposed to have been printed at St. Andrewes by J. Skot about 1554. No other copy is known of this exceedingly rare book but that in the Lambeth Library. The present is in very fine preservation : from Gough's Library. See Chalmers's Sir David Lindsay, vol. 1, p. 81-2-3, but this edition appears to have been unknown

to him. 1392 LINDESAY. Heir followis the testament and complaynt

of our souverane lordis papyngo. Kyng James the Fyft.
Quhilk lyis sore woundit & may nocht dee tyll every
man have harde quhat he sayis. Quharefore gentyll
redaris haist zow that he wer out of his pane. Com-
pylit be the said Schir David Lyndesay of the Mont,
Knycht, Alias, Lyoun Kyng of Armes, very fine copy, in
russia, extremely rare, formerly Pinkerton's.
Imprentit at the command and expenses of maister


Maid be Sir David Lindesay of the Mont, alias, Lyon King of Armes. Printed at Edinburgh Be Robert Charteris, 1602, and are to be sauld in his Buith on the North-side of the Gait, at the W'est side of the auld Provosts Clos head.

*** From the Roxburghe Library. I know of no other copy except that belonging to Mr. G. Chalmers." See MS.

note by Mr. Heher. 1394 Heir followis the Tragedie of the unqhyle Maister

Reverende Fader David be the mercy of God, Cardinal
and Archibyschope of Sanctandrous. And of the haill
Realme of Scotlande Primate, Legate and Chancelare
and Administrator of the Byschoprik of Merapoys in
France. And Commendator perpetuall of the Abay of
Aberbrothok. Compylit be Schir David Lyndesay, Off
the Mont, Knycht, Alias Lyone, Kyng of Armes, fine
copy, very rare, formerly Pinkerton's.
Imprentit at the command and expenses of Maister

Samuel Jascuy in Paris, 1558 1395 M. (J.) Conceyted Letters newly layde open, or a most

excellent Bundle of new wit, wherin is knit up together all the perfections, or arte of Episteling, &c. A worke varying from the nature of former presidents, 1618

*** The Address to the Reader is subscribed J. M.,


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