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351 Chevy-Chase. The Famous and Renowned History of the Memorable but Unbappy Hunting, wood cuts,

Printed by Tho. Norris, n. d. 352 Choice, Chance and Change, or Conceites in their Colours ;

damaged at the end. Imprinted for Nathaniell Fosbrooke

in Paules Churchyard at the signe of the Helmet, 1606 353 Church-windows. The Arraignment of Superstition, or a

Discourse betweene a Protestant, a Glasier and a Separatist concerning the pulling downe of Church-windows (in verse)

1641 354 CHURCHÝARD (THOMAS). THE CONTENTION BET

TWYXTE CHURCH YEARD AND CAMELL UPON DAVID DYCERS DREAME sett out in suche order, that it is both wyttye and profytable for all degryes. Rede this littell communication betwene Churchyarde; Camell and others mo. Newlye Imprinted and sett furthe for thy profyt gentill Reader.

Imprinted at London by Owen Rogers for Mychell Loblee dwelyng in Paulls churchyeard,

1560 *** The pieces here collected were originally published on broadsides, of which many, if not most, are preserved in the Library of the Society of Antiquaries, -- The preface" in this volume is quite new, as well as an enlarged copy of“ Davy Dickars Dream,” which occurs on the reverse of Sign. D. I. and which after following the production on Sigo. A. I. to the end, proceeds at much greater length on the same theme, and in a similar style.

This copy belonged to G. Steevens. See his curious

notes, as well as others, on the fly-leaf preceding the title. 355 A MYRROUR FOR MAN, where in he shall see the

myserable state of thys worlde, black letter. This tract consists of three leaves, and finishes on the reverse of the third thus, Finis quod Thomas Churschard.

God save the Kyng. Imprynted by Robert Toye, dwellynge in Paules churchea yarde, at the sygne of the Bell. Cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum.

*** From the Colophon, it appears that this poem was printed in the reigo of Edward VI. “God Save the Kyng.” This piece is not mentioned by Dr. Dibdin in his Ames, who gives 1560 as the date of the earliest dated piece printed by Toy. It is very clear that Ritson had never seen this production by Churchyard, or he would not have found it necessary to quote Tanner's authority for saying that it was printed in the reign of Edward VI. The present copy is probably unique, and

is the one described in the Lincoln Nosegay.

356 CHURCHYARD. The Firste part of Churchyardes Chippes,

contayning Twelve severall Labours. Devised and published only by Thomas Churchyard, Gentleman, dedicated to Sir Christ. Hatton. Imprinted by Thomas Marshe, 1575

*** According to Ritson, there was an earlier edition of this collection in 1565. It was an assemblage of some of Churchyard's productions which, no doubt, had been separately published, although none of them have reached us in that shape. The whole is in verse excepting the Rode of Sir W. Drury into Scotland. The “ tragical discourse of an unhappy man's life," is very curious, as it is entirely autobiographical, relating to Churchyard's

birth-place, marriage, service in the army, &c. 357 - The Firste part of Churchyarde's Chippes, contayn

inge Twelve severall Labours. Devised and published onlye by T. Churchyard, Gentleman, black letter,

Imprinted in Fletstrete, by Thomas Marshe, 1578 *** This is a reprint without variation (excepting as

to typography) from the above edition of 1575. 358 A Lamentable and pitifull Description of the wofull

warres in Flaunders, since the foure last yeares of the Emperour Charles the fifth his raigne, partly in black letter.

Imprinted by Ralph Newberie, 1578 *** Dedicated to Sir F. Walsingham, in prose and

The author tells us that the materials for this work were derived entirely from his own knowledge and experience, and he promises, in the Dedication, another tract which, in fact, was printed in the next year. How determined an author Churchyard was, notwithstanding his disappointments may be seen from the conclusion of

his address “to the Worlde," which ends the production. 359 Ovid de TRISTIBUS, IN THREE BookeS; very fine copy but wanting the title and first leaf, black letter.

Printed by Thomas Marsh, 1580 *** The only known perfect copy of this work is in the Library of Lord Spencer. His Lordship reprinted

it for the Roxburghe Club. 360 A generall rehearsall of warres, wherein is five

hundred severall services of land and sea ; as sieges, battailles, skirmiches and encounters. A thousande gentle mennes names of the best sort of warriours. A praise and true honour of Soldiours.

proofe of perfite Nobilitie. A triall and first erection of Heraldes. A discourse of calamitie. And joyned to the same, some Tragedies and Epitaphes, as many as was necessarie for this firste booke. Dedicated to Sir C. Hatton. Black letter.

Imprinted by Edward White, n. d. ** Ritson says that “ Churchyard's Choice," which

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is the running title of this work, has no date ; but the dedication purports to have been finished on the 15th of Oct. 25,9, instead of 1579. This is, in fact, the second part of Churchyard's “Chippes," and which he promised to publish when he printed that work. All the latter

part of the volume is in verse. 361 Churchyard (l'homas). A Discourse of The Queene's Majes

ties entertainment in Suffolk and Norfolk, with a Description of many things then presently seene. Devised by Thomas Churchyarde, Gent. with divers shews of his own invention, sette out at Norwich, and some rehearsal of hir Highnesse retourne from Progresse. Whereunto is adjoinyd a commendation of Sir Humfrey Gilberts ventrous journey. Imprinted by Henrie Bynneman, servante to the right Honourable Sir Christofer Hatton.

*** This must have been printed in 1577-8. Because Frobisher returned from his last journey while this book was printing. “I have another copy of this tract corresponding minutely throughout with the present, except in the dedication, which is addressed to Maister William Jarret, Attorney Generall, instead of M. Gilbert Gerrard, A. G. as here. The address to the Reader differs also,

but merely in the Typography.” Note by Mr. Heber. 362 The same, the copy referred to in the above note,

H. Binneman, &c. *** This tract refers to the Queen's Progress in 1578. Churchyard tells us that he, Henry Goldingham and Bernard Garter were employed to prepare the shews, and that the productions of his coadjutors had already been printed. The Welcome Home to Martin Frobisher is not mentioned in the title-page, and is wanting in more than one existing copy of this tract. As Frobisher returned while it was printing some copies were probably issued

without this addition. 363 The Miserie of Flaunders, Calamitie of Fraunce,

Misfortune of Portugall, Unquietnes of Irelande, Troubles
of Scotlande and the Blessed State of Englande, written
by Tho. Churchyarde, Gent. 1579, black letter,
Imprinted for Andrewe Maunsell, dwellyng in Paules

Church-yard.

** Dedicated to Queen Elizabeth. This is one of the rarest of Churchyard's Productions. There is a copy

in the British Museum but no other is known. 364 A pleasaunte Laborinth called Churchyarde's Chance

framed on Fancies, uttered with verses and written to give solace to evry well disposed mynde; wherein notwithstanding are many heavie Epitaphes, sad and sorow

full discourses and sutche a multitude of other honest

pastymes for the season, (and passages of witte) that the reader therein maie thinke his tyme well bestowed. All which workes, are dedicated to the right honourable Sir T. Bromley, knight, lorde Chancelour of Englande, black letter,

Imprinted by Jhon Kingston, 1580 ** On Sig. B 4, is a singular list of Epitaphes, shewing that Churchyard was an Author in the reign of Henry VIII.; and at the end of the vol. an address in which he enumerates the course of publication of his Chunce, Change, Choice, Chippes, Challenge, &c. The stanzas on himself as Poor Tom” on Sign. I, are interesting.

The last Poem is a reprint of Davie Dickar's Dream. 365 CHURCHYARD. A light Bondellof livly discourses called Church

yarde's Charge, presented as a Newe yeres gifte to the Earle of Surrie, in which Bondell of verses is sutche varietie of matter and severall inventions, that maie bee as delitefull to the Reader as it was a Charge and labour to the writer, sette forthe for a peece of pastime, by T.Churchyarde, Gent. Imprinted by Jhon Kynsgston, 1580

*** This vol. consists very much of pieces already published, for in the dedication (where he calls himself “ servant” to Lord Surrey the Poet) he likens himself to a Pedlar at a fair, mixing up with a few

new laces and odd trifles," a great deal of " old ware and remnants, that for lacke of a quicke sale hath lain long in a

close corner.” 366 A Scourge for Rebels; wherein are many notable

services truly set out and thorowly discoursed of, with everie particular point touching the troubles of Ireland, as farre as the painfull and dutiful service of the Earle of Ormound in sundrie sortes is manifestly knowen, black letter, Imprinted for Thomas Cadman, 1584

*** A copy of this very rare Tract is in the British

Museum. 367 The WORTHINES OF WALES, Wherein are more then

a thousand severall things rehearsed; some set out in prose to the pleasure of the Reader, and with such varietie of verse for the beautifying of the Book as no doubt shal delight thousands to understand. Which worke is interlarded with many wonders and right strange matter to consider of, black letter,

Imprinted by G. Robinson for Thomas Cadman, 1587 *** This early piece of topographical poetry and history was left unfinished by the author on account of ill. ness : be undertook, if duly encouraged, to follow up

the subject, but no continuation is known. 368 The Epitaph of Sir Phillip Sidney, Knight, lately Lord Governour of Floshing, black letter, fine copy, bound by C. Lewis,

Imprinted by George Robinson for Thomas Cadman, n. d. *** There is a copy of this very rare piece by Church. yard at Oxford, but no other is known. In the dedication to the Widow of Sir P. Sidney, the author alludes to another of the many Elegies on the death of Sir P. Sidney— probably that which Sir I. Harrington mentions in a pote

to one of the Cantos of his translation of Ariosto. 369 CHCRCHYARD (Tuomas)

A Feast full of sad cheere,

Where griefes are all on heape ;
Where collace is full deere,

And sorrowes are good cheape.
Printed for William Holme, and are to be sold at his

shoppe, neere the great North doore of Paules, 1592 *** This excessively rare Poetical Tract consists of ten leaves, and contains an address to “Maister John Stannop, An Epitaph on the Earle of Worster, Sir J. Acrofft, Sir William Winter, W. Holstocks, Dr. Underhill and The Unhappy Man's deere adewe that findes nothing good, cheape, but sorrowe.” This is personally one of the most interesting as well as one of the very rarest of Churchyard's productions. The last piece is remarkable as it shews that in his old age he again contemplated serving in the army in order to relieve his poverty. It is dated 1592, but from the dedication it is clear that his Challenge was at that tinie published which bears date in 1593, and no earlier edition

exists. 371) CHALLENGE, black letter, Printed by John Wolfe, 1593

*** This miscellany consists mainly of reprinted productions, the most interesting of which is “ Shore's Wife augmented.” together with the dedication where Churchyard asserts his property in that poem. At the close of the list of Churchyard's productions, printed and MS. is a remarkable mention of Spenser as “ the spirit of learned

speech." 371 A Pleasant conceite, penned in verse. Collourably

sette out and humblie presented on New-yeeres day last
to the Queene s Majestie at Hampton Courte, Anno
Domini, 1593.
Printed by Roger Warde, dwelling in Holburne, at the
signe of the Castle.

Counterfeyting to sette foorth the workes of an extraordinary Painter, that hath drawne in a pleasant conceite, divers flowers, fruits and famous Townes,” from the Dedication to Queen Elizabeth. This piece was pre

sented to the Queen in gratitude for a pension she had just

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