Imatges de pÓgina

and this is probably one of Jervis Markham's many pro

ductions, stained. 1396 M. (P.) King Charles, His Birthright,

Edinburgh by J. Wreittoun, 1633 1397 M. (S.) The Heavenly Passenger, or the Pilgrims Pro

gress from this World to that which is to come, newly done into Verse,

1687 1398 M. (T.) The Blacke BOOKE,

Printed by T. C. for Jeffrey Chorlton, 1604 *** A very rare and interesting production, which on the strength of the initials T. M. has been assigned without much probability to Thomas Middleton. From the expression in it of“ one of my devils in Dr. Faustus,” that T. M. was the author of a play relating to Dr. Faustus; but the fact is that the whole book is supposed to be written by Lucifer and he therefore very properly speaks of“ one of my devils.” Nobody has noticed the allusion to Shakespeare's As You Like It, and the Marriage of Touchstone and Audrey, on the rev. of Sign. B. 4, but the reference to Heywood's play and to the Merry Devil of Edmunton in Sign. E. 3, has been pointed out. The Tract is full of Illustrations of this and other kinds, and is founded upon the publication of Nash's Pierce Penneless, and the supposed receipt of the Supplication by

Lucifer, green morocco. 1399 M. (T.). The Silkewormes and their Flies ; lively des

cribed in verse, by T. M. a Countrie Farmar, and an
apprentice in Physicke. For the great benefit and en-
riching of England, fine copy, in morocco, with joints and
borders of gold, by C. Lewis, very rare,
Printed by V. S. for Nicholas Ling and are to be sold

at his shop at the West ende of Paules, 1599 *** A much more able and interesting production than the title would indicate. The author, whoever he might be, was a man of taste and learning. He tells us that he was in Italy in 1579, so that he was probably far from young when this poem was published. Some have supposed that his name was Moffat. The didactic part of the

work is most agreeably diversified. 1400 Machivil. The Uncasing of Machivils Instructions to

his Sonne. With the Answere to the same, (in verse) part

of title wanting, Printed for Thomas Bushell, 1613 1401 MACHIVELLS Dogge. With a wood cut of a singular

kind of Dog,
Printed by Barnard Alsop for Richard Higgenbotham

and are to be solde at his shop at the signe of the

Cardinals Hatte, neere St. Sepulchres Church, 1617

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Extremely rare. An amusing rambling poem, of a satirical turn by an acute observer. The allusions are numerous and sometimes not very intelligible, as Sign. C.

“ Tell Captaine Tospot with his Tarletons cut

His swaggering will not get him sixeteene pence.” Which refers no doubt to some peculiarity of Tarlton the famous Clown and Jester. Also

And tell the Hobby horse he is an Asse,

And old Town Piper but an Owliglasse.
1402 Macpherson's Ossian, with some MS. Corrections, 1762
1403 Maffæus (I. Peter) Fuga Sæculi, or The Holy Hatred of

the World. Conteyning the Lives of 17 Holy Con-
fessours of Christ, translated into English by H. H.
an indifferent copy,

Paris, 1632 1404 Fuga Sæculi, or the Holy Hatred of the World.

Conteyning the Lives of 17 Holy Confessours of Christ,
translated into English by H. H. with an engraved title

Paris, 1632 1405 Another Copy, wanting the title page. Ib. 1632 1406 MAN AND WOMAN. He begynneth an interlocucyon,

with an argument betwyxt man and woman and whiche
of thein could proue to be most excellent, fine copy, in
blue morocco, by Lewis.

This poem has no colophon but Wynkyn de
Worde's device at the end. It was unknown to Herbert
and Dr. Dibdin's description was derived from this copy.
It is probably, like many similar tracts of this time, a tran-
slation from the French, and the words “ La femme re-
plique” before one of the speeches, tends to establish the
fact. The author feigns, that as he was walking under the
shade of trees, he overheard the contention between a man
and woman, as to the comparative excellency of the two

The references and examples on both sides are chiefly scriptural. The woman has the last word, so that

the author has so far adhered to nature. 1407 Manlove's (Edw.) Liberties and Customes of the Lead

Mines of Wirksworth in Derbyshire, (in verse) 1653 1408 - Another Copy, wanting the title,

1653 1409 Marie Magdalens Lamentations for the Losse of her

Master Jesus. Disce mori mundo vivere disce Deo, (in

verse) rare, Printed by Adam Islip for Edward White, 1601 1410 Markham (Jervis). The Teares of the Beloved, or the

Lamentation of Saint John, concerning the death and
passion of Christ Jesus our Saviour, by J. M. (in verse)
Imprinted by Simon Stafford and are to be sold by
John Browne at the signe of the Bible in Fleete-

streete, 1600


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1411 Markham (Garvis). The Famous Whore, or Noble Curti

zan; Conteining the lamentable complaint of Paulina, the famous Roman Curtizan, sometimes Mes unto the great Cardinall Hypolito, of Est, N. Luttrell's copy, bound by C. Lewis, Printed by N. 0. for John Budge,

1609 1412 MARKHAM (Robert). The Description of that ever to be

famed Knight Sir John Burgh, Colonell Generall of his Majesties Armie : With his last service at the Isle of Rees, and his unfortunate Death there, when the Armie had most need of such a Pilote, portrait, fine impression,

1628 *** A poetical tract, of very great rarity, particularly with the Portrait. From Bindley's Sale, where it sold for 151. See MS. note by Mr. Bindley. The Gordonstoun

copy sold for 141. 148. 1413 Marlow's (Christopher) Hero and Leander, begunne by Christopher Marloe and finished by George Chapman.

Printed by W. Stansby for Ed. Blunt, 1613 1414 Another copy,

1613 14 15 Marloe's (Christopher, and George Chapman) Hero and

Leander. Printed by A. M. for Richard Hawkins, 1629

*** The MS. notes in this copy of Hero and Leander 1629, are very remarkable, with reference to the History of Marlow. In them we are told that he was an Atheist; that he was stabbed at about thirty, swearing ; that he had a friend at Dover, whom he made an Atheist, but who was obliged to recant, &c. At the back of the title-page is a Latin Epitaph on Sir Roger Manwood, by Marlow, which has never been printed. At the end of the second Sestiad we are told in a MS. note that Marlow wrote no more

upon the subject. 1417 Another Edition, fine copy, in red morocco.

Printed by N. Okes, for William Leake, 1637 *** Of this work the two first Sestiads only were

written by Marlow.” 1418 Marmion (Shackerley). A Morall Poem, intituled the Legend of Cupid and Psyche, or Cupid and his Mistris,


wood cut beneath,

Thus endeth the XV Joyes of maryage. Enprynted in London, &c. by me Wynkyn de Worde,

1509 *** No other copy but the present appears to be known, and to it Dr. Dibdin was indebted. It is a translation, as the writer of the Prologue avows :

[“ So now “So now it is of late I was desyred

Out of the frenche to drawe a lytell boke
Of XV Joyes, of whiche though I were hyred
I can not tell and yet I vndertoke

This entrepryse," &c.
The Quinze Joies de Mariage is a comparatively cominon
book, in the original language. The translator is un-
known, but he states that he was old and nnmarried. Many
of the wood cuts were used by Wynkyn de Worde and

Copland for other books, beautiful copy, in green morocco. 1420 MARRIAGE. HERE BEGYNNETH THE COMPLAYNTE



*** There is no date to this poem, but the rhiming colophon states it to have come from the press of Wynkyn de Worde, and considering it a counterpart to the poem called " a complaynte of them that be to soone marryed," there can be no difficulty in fixing its date about 1535. It was probably not by the same pen, and the stanza is different, this being in the regular old “ballad staff. As a literary production it is inferior to its pendant, and though now and then lively it is of a somewhat graver turn of thought.

“Better it is in youth a wyfe for to take
And lyue with her to goddes pleasaunce,
Than to go in age for goddes sake,
In wordely sorowe and perturbaunce,
For youthes loue and utteraunce,
And than to dye at the last ande

And be dampned in hell with the foule fende.”
The above passage is misquoted in the account of this
piece, in the new edition of Ames, the only known copy of
which seems to be the present. From the turn of phrase,
and the use of such words as “ fenesters,” “volenty,"
caduc,” &c. it was, withont doubt, a translation from the
French of the Complainte of the Trop tard mariés. In mo-

rocco, by C. Lewis, and in beautiful preservation. 1421 The PAYNE AND SOROWE OF EUYLL MAR YAGE.

Imprynted at London, &c. by me Wynkyn de Worde. *** The wood-cut on the title-page is the same as this printer used in 1509, to“ The Fifteen Joys of Marriage," and this tract, without date, probably appeared about the same time, and most likely was translated by the same hand. It should seem to be a version of the French production un poeme des tourments de mariage. In green mo

rocco, by C. Lewis, very fine copy. 1492 Marriage, Les Abus de, in French, Dutch and English,

with Fifty-one Prints and Preface, by Crispin de Pas, blue morocco,

Oblong, 1641

1423 Marsh (John). Marsh his Mickle Monument, Raised on

Shepherds Talkings
In Moderate Walkings.
In Divine Expressions

In Humane Transgressions.
(In Verse) very scarce,

1645 1424 MARSTON (John). The MetaMORPHOSIS of Pigmalions

Image, russia, stained,
Printed for Richard Hawkins, dwelling in Chancery

Lane, neere Sarjeants-Inne, 1628 ** “As Marston was alive when this edition was printed, perhaps it was corrected by himself. There are some variations from the first copy printed in 1598, which

I have noticed at the bottom of the page." E. Malone. 1425 MARTYN (Jos.). New EPIGRAMS AND A SATYRE WRITTEN

BY Jos. MARTYN A WEL-WISHER TO STUDY, extremely rare, Narcissus Luttrell's copy,

Printed by G. Eld, dwelling in Little-Britaine, 1621 1426 MARY MAGDALENS Lamentations for the losse of her

Maister Jesus, (in verse), fine copy, from the Bibl. Anglo

Poetica. Printed by I. R. for Thomas Clarke, 1604 *** Rare. W. F. in some commendatory verses, urges the author not "to wrong his worth by keeping close his name, but it does not appear that he divulged it, unless

it be to be found in the last stanza of the Preface. 1427 Maxwel (James). A Monument of Remembrance erected

in Albion, in Honor of the Magnificent Departure from Britannie and honorable receiving in Germany, namely at Heidelberge, of the two most Noble Princes Fredericke and Elizabeth.

Printed by Nicholas Okes, for Henry Bell, 1613 1428 May (George). The White-Powder Plot Discovered, title

inlaid, 1662. Answer of Mr. Wallers Painter, to His

many new Advisers, 1667, in 1 vol. 1429 The White-Powder Plot discovered, or a Prophetical Poeme, wormed,

1662 1430 MELVILL (Eliz.). A GODLIE DREAME, compyled by Eliz.

Melvill, Ladie Culros yonger, at the request of a friend.
It concludes with A verie comfortable Song, To the
Tune of, Shall I let her goe, very fine copy, from the
Gordonstoun Sale, in red morocco, by C. Lewis.
Edinburgh, printed by Robert Charteris, printer to the

Kings most ercellent Majestie, 1606
Qy. if


be known? 1431 Mendoza (Antonio de) Querer por solo Querer. To Love

only for Love Sake, a Dramatick Romance, represented at Aranjuez before the King and Queen of Spain, to.

celebrate The Birth-Day of that King by the Meninas,

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