CERTAINE Serious Thoughts which at severall times & upon sundry Occasions have stollen themselves into Verse and now into the Publike View from the AVTHOR Esquire. Together wth a Chronologicall table denoeting the names of such Princes as ruled the neighbor States and were con-temporary to our English KINGS, observeing throughout ye number of yeares wch every one of them reigned.

LONDON Printed by F. B. for George Badger and are to be sold at his shop in St Dunstons Church-yard Fleetstreet.

W. Marshall Sculpsit 1647▪


TO The Reader.

ANd now Reader I dare be bold to tell thee, that thou hast something of true worth and value within these leaves, since the foregoing Schedule hath acquainted thee with the name of a LADIE who is exempla­rily eminent, in every reall perfecti­on. It may bee thou wilt expect I should adde a word or two, as to the [Page] contents of the Booke thou art about to looke into; and it shall bee onely this; That, I can assure thee, it will neither wound, nor defile the hand that takes it up.

CERTAINE Serious thoughts: Which at severall times and upon sundry occasions have stollen themselves into Verse, and now into the publike view.

[Page 1]CERTAINE Serious thoughts: Which at severall times and upon sundry occasions have stollen themselves into Verse, and now into the publike view.

SOmetimes a well-aymd thought would point at Hea­ven
But O mine heart,
That broken Bow, carrying the shaft on even
Aside doth start:
Lord! that I may not, from that mark decline
Let my fraile Ew be back't with the true Vine,
[Page 2] And give me Arrows winged from above
With the sure flying feathers of the Dove,
Then guide my hand, and make me levell right
And 'tis thy honour if I hit the White.

On the 6. parts of Prayer.

MY 1Supplications often have prevail'd,
Nor have my 2Deprecations often fail'd;
My 3Intercessions have been heard by thee;
But Lord! 4Confession best-becommeth me;
For all thy love; for giving and forgiving,
Accept the Sacrifice of my 5Thanksgiving;
Little I say by 6Imprecation,
More, then, in all things, let Thy will be done.
[Page 3] Going to the Sacrament of the LORDS


THou ever-blessed Saviour, at thy death
By by-partite Indenture didst bequeath
Thy body, bloud, and merits to each one
Whose grace-instructed faith cal's them his own,
Whose sin-avoyding Actions doe proclaim,
Him an Adorer of thine holy Name.
Till thou O Lord, or call, or come again,
Let me not violate the Counter-pane,
Goe with me, O my gracious God, and give
Life to my Faith, that I by Faith may live.

On a particular Occasion.

ROuze thee my too forgetfull Muse; rehearse
Th'Almightie's goodness in a thankfull verse,
[Page 4] He only shew'd thee trouble, sent reliefe
When best-applyed means but added griefe,
He to his servants prayer had regard,
And turn'd his Chastisments to a reward.


SHall cunning Satan still defraud my soule
And steale into my heart by gilded sins?
He can make splendid, what is ne'r so foule;
He knowes not how to end, who once begins
To tast his sly deceits; beware, hee'l give thee
Poyson in sweetned pills, and so deceive thee.

Vpon PSALM 90. 10.

First written upon a bare leafe in QUARLES His Poems, over-against his verses on Mors tua.

GReat God! this death-beleaguerd Fort cal'd Man
Though strongly back't by nature, seldom can
[Page 5] Out-last the seventeeth yeare; though thou afford
To my sin-stained life that number, LORD
The third part of them have already slip't
Me too regard less; Satan still hath nipt
Thy blooming crop, my weak resolves have bin
Swift to dissolve into accustomd sin,
O let th'uncertain remnant of my dayes
Be dedicated to my Makers praise;
O that this lump of dust knod-up in bloud,
Would once leave trifles, and pursue what's good.
Feare then I would not; though a voice should say,
Thy glass is run, and thou must dye to day,
For so from sin, and sorrow should I rest;
And rise, not unto judgment, but a feast;
That marriage-Supper, which, we read, of old
Was by the Bridegroom, to the Iewes foretold:
That marriage Supper, where to heavens King
Blest soules eternall Alleluja's sing.
Vpon PSALM. 7. 12. 13, 14.

God is a righteous Iudge, strong and patient: and God is provoked every day.

If a man will not turne, he will whet his sword: he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

He hath prepared for him the instruments of death: hee ordaineth his Arrowes against the Perse­cutors.

HAst thou not heard O man, or canst forget
This terrible Alarme, God will whet
His sword, prepare his Arrows, and his bow;
Doth not experience daily bid thee know
That, when he will revoke thy borrowed breath
A Fly or Gnat's an Instrument of death,
Canst thou shake off those thoughts wch whisper to thee,
This minut's sin for ever may undoe thee?
Will not thy head-strong Will be curbed by
The thought of fathomless Eternity?
Or doth thy weak conceipt befoole thee so
As once to think that God, though he be slow
[Page 7] To punish, see's not when thou goest astray,
That thus thou dars't provoke him every day?
If man return not dost thou say? is then
The pow'r of turning in the choyse of men?
My soul Lord know's it is not, yet I see
By thy command, what I should beg of thee;
Nor can I beg till thou my God prepare,
My un-prepared heart and voyce to prayer.
From my wast-field if any good proceed,
Thou must be Author both of Will and Deed:
Stub-up the thornes, un-pave the soyle and make
The well-injected seed deep rooting take,
Afford me fruitfull seasons that I may
Bring some sheafs with me on my judgment day.

Vpon MATTH. 10. 34.

CAme then the God of peace to send the sword?
Doth variance accompany his word:
[Page 8] Must all those sacred knots nature doth tye
In Father, Mother, Brothers, Sisters dye;
Truth hath if selfe depos'd it, and I must
Believ't how-ever strange, yet sure 'tis just.
Nor doth Religion cancell or withstand,
Or any way abbreviate that command:
Whereby we duty-bound to Parents are,
Nor Charity and love doth it impare,
To other friends; what's theirs, to them impart
We may, we must, and yet choose Mary's part:
He, whose direction only point's-out Right
The most disjoynted soules can re-unite,
And so cement a friendship by his word
Too strong to be dissolved by the sword.

On a particular occasion.

IN thee alone my wearied thoughts can find,
Where to repose their doubts: my setled mind,
[Page 9] On thee secure depends, great God arise;
Thy timely goodnesse to our wondring eyes
May banish't joyes reduce, here fixed be
My deaded hopes, and fetch new life from thee.
Thy wonted mercies often shewn before,
Imbolden my weak verse thus to implore
Thy powerfull ayd, who, ever more then I
By blest experience, could thy love discry?
In trouble, sorrow, sicknesse, feare and griefe,
My case, to thee commended, met reliefe.
My sins though many, cancelled by thee
Shall neither prejudice my suit, nor me.
I will not doubt, my God I know can doe't
My God I know can doe't, I will not doubt.
‘A Domino factum est istud.’
Nor was there ever any had recourse
To him by humble prayer that sped worse;
For this, my heart within me shall rejoyce,
In all distresses thou shalt heare my voyce;
And if at any time, my suite ungranted,
Return, I'le think 'tis better for me wanted.

To Master WROTH School-Master at EPPING in ESSEX.

THose recollective Thoughts to me,
Most welcome, SIR, must ever be;
Which to my memory represent,
The time, under your roofe I spent;
Though spent improvidently, there
Large fields of corne for reaping were:
Yet I but glean'd, which make's my starved Muse
Such leane, ill-thriven verses now produce.
I might have learn't how to Decline
All Vices; and Forme by Divine
Sweet Conjugations, my Sence
To due and fitting Mode and Tence:
You th' Pronouns, mine and thine did teach
To be no more but Parts of Speech;
From you a Generall rule I might have got
To use the world, as though I us'd it not.
But Oh, how Zions plants would thrive and like,
If it were fenced round with such a Dike
[Page 11] As he, whose pithy Sermons double were
In number, to the Sabbaths in the yeare;
Who, summon'd up to heaven, back hath sent
His Posthume book t'attend the Sacrament.
Nor is it from Ingratitude, that in
The middle of my non-age I begin:
Vnto his Care my childish yeares were given,
Whose Cure now poynt's us out the way Heaven.
Too few such men are found in any age
As was the Guardian of my pupill-age;
He scorn'd the common roade, did not discharg
By some raw scarce-made Bachilor his charge.
Lord I admire thy providence, and see
How vast a summe I am in debt to thee,
But nothing have to pay: if thou do'st call
For an account, behold, forgive me all
Is all I can produce; O cross the score,
And make my love proportionably more.

Scindimur incerti.

CAn mans distracted fancy find the way
To truth; where thousand sects themselves display
[Page 12] Supporting errour? This terrestriall round
hath scarce a place where Veritie is found.


ASIA, which only, glories to have [...]een
A spotlesse man, where Canaan hath been
A type of Heaven, and the blest abode
Of the whole world's creator Iacob's God,
Where all the sacred pen-men once did preach,
Nay, where the Lord himself vouchsaf'd to teach,
Wallow's in darknesse now their Sun is set,
With bended knees they crouch to Mahomet;
And in the stead of Sinai's Law-Divine,
The Talmude is receiv'd in Palestine.


THough Hippo's Sainted-Bishop Augustine
Like a bright Lamp in Tunis once did shine;
In Aegipt, by St Mark, although were sown
The early seeds of true Religion,
Though Aethiopia's Eunuch did proclaime
The Lamb whom he mis-tooke till Phillip came;
All's now erased, and a man may say
Nothing but error spreads in Africa.


THis Spain-enriching new-found world, a gem
Once proffer'd to our Henry's Diadem;
With reverence to their puppet-zemes do pray,
Whil'st to them they themselves become a prey.
Those devill-spirits every where appeare,
Not honour'd though ador'd, serv'd but for feare;
And yet this now in-fatuated flock
Shal know the Shepherds voyce and Bridgroom's knock:
Their time of Gospell's next Religion may
Still bending West find out America.


NO harbour where my Sea-tost ship may lye,
At Anchor, and expect felicity!
So many lands run o're, and yet not see
A path directing to Eternity!
What hope remain's? in Europ, sure, he shall
That fly's Charybdis into Scyll fall.
Opinions here, as much as faces vary,
Some this, some that, some think the quite contrary.
Hence 'tis that every Nation may discover
Her armed Natives murthering one another.
[Page 14] Wa'st not from hence the King of France thought good,
To drench his Sisters Nuptials in bloud?
Hence all the present forreign jarrs, and those
Where T [...]weed her flowing streames doth interpose;
And as asham'd to heare warrs threats again,
Hastens to hide her face within the Maine.
Poor Soul, thy wearied foot-steps may in vaine
Survey the universe, return again
As farre from satisfaction as before,
Vnlesse divine direction thou implore;
Lord teach my wary thoughts so to decline,
All devious paths, as to keep close to thine.
Vpon 1 Cor. 3. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.

For other foundation can no man lay, then that which is laid Iesus Christ.

And if any man build on this foundation, gold, sil­ver, precious stones, timber, hay stubble;

Every mans work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire: and the fire shall try every mans work of what sort it is.

If any mans work that he hath built upon abide, he shall receive wages.

[Page 15] If any mans work burn, he shall lose, but he shall be safe himselfe: neverthelesse, yet as it were by fire.

THe heaven-instructed Master-builder layd
Zions foundation, skilless men have reard
Their own inventions: some have wooden made
And saplesse doctrines, of small use when heard.
Others their hay-like withering Sermons vent,
No Scyth is sharper then their byting phrase;
Most bring us stubble, when the corn is spent,
And trifles prosecute with strained praise.
All these are combustible; send that fire
Thine holy Spirit, try, consume, refine,
Thy Prophets so with sacred truths inspire
That they may rectifie each crooked line.
Vs hearers such affections affoord
As fit's a spirituall building to thee Lord.
Vpon Amos 1. 11.‘Behold, the dayes come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.’
IN sacred Scripture, I have sometimes read
A sorer famine threatned then of bread.
[Page 16] That judgments fal'n on us. Where for a time
I sojourn'd, West-ward in a Northern Clime,
Two Counties, for the lack of Wine unable
Were to invite us to the Holy Table;
This question rose, amongst discourse, about it,
May not the Sacrament be given without it?
Some said it might, some that again deni'de,
I dare not take upon me to decide,
Nor unto other doe I ayme to give
A Law: but for my own part thus conceive;
So God vouchsafe my soules repast to mak't
I care not though in Vinegar I tak't,

FEB. 8. 1642.

TIs not base trembling, cowardize and feare
That mak's me in this fighting age, forbeare
To draw my sword: but seem an uselesse thing
Perhaps, whil'st others by adventuring
Gaine glorious titles; for my Countries good
My steps would fearlesse march in Seas of bloud,
And welcome certaine ruine: yet I finde
A war within my selfe, and stay behind.
[Page 17] Eternall blessings fasten on the Crown,
To Charles his head; God grant him all his own:
And may as long-liv'd curses fall upon
Their heads who honour not his Princely Son,
So from my heart I wish: and yet suspect
Many unsound will sound that Dialect:
The form-obtrudors may deform and make
Eneruous (whilst the Church of Rome doth take
Advantage, and supplant Religion)
Il'e not thrust in my hand to help them on.
Whose heart can lesse then bleed, whose head can be
Lesse then a spring of teares, when his eyes see
Distemper'd Zion, in this wofull plight,
Her [...]un with-drawn, inveloped with night?
My willing Muse, so she were unperplext,
Could wish to sing her Nunc-Dimittis next.
Ho! all that love her, all that passe this way,
Contribute here your sighs, sit down to pray
And mourn, till God, all other hopes are vaine,
Make up the breaches of his Church again.
Amen, So be it.
Lord say Amen, let it be so, that we
The beauty of thine holinesse may see.
[Page 18] Vnum hoc, a te Domine, expetivi, usquè immo & us (que)
Idem expetam: sacro-sanctae nempe ut aedis
Tuae incola, populi tui laetitiâ fruar,
Psallenti (que) Israeli comes adjungar.

Si fractus elabatur Orbis Impavidum ferient ruinae:

Though all the Elements, like us, should jar
And wrap up ruin'd Nature by the war,
Though the worn Fabrick of the sphears above
Should, in disjoynted fragments, downward move,
And horrid Catarackts should headlong come
With swift descent, to make the world one tombe,
Yet should my feareless soule hope to espie,
A place of safety in my Saviour's eye.
That skilfull chymist's never-failing art,
Can good, extracted out of ill, impart,
And ev'n by her distresses rear a frame,
That Zions re-built glory may proclaime;
Which, if my longing eyes but live to see,
'Tis Lord that one thing which I beg of thee.

Some foot-steps of this Warre traced.

THe low-tun'd numbers of my humble Verse
Cannot this Scene of death to th'life rehearse,
I offer but one dish, and that I feare
Will, Reader, worth thy tasting scarse appeare;
Yet may prepare thy stomach, thou wilt be
Hereafter feasted with the Historie;
Some cunning hand will strike so high a string,
That all the quarters of this Orb shall ring
The great atchievements of our Nobles: they
Shall live in numbers that are lap't in clay,
And those that make Iambicks in their pace,
Shall, in Heroicks, run with nimble grace.
Here my ingaged thoughts, could I but frame
A verse that worthy were to beare his name,
Would vent themselves and tell thee who did come
Though lame yet loaden with much honour home.
At Worster, first the Tragedy begun;
From worse to worse, since that, we head-long run:
For follow South-ward, and discover still,
The edge of War, but sharp'ned at Edg-hill:
[Page 20] Many tall Cedars fell, some shaken lye,
Yet discord bloomes again since Newbery.
Besides these three, how many Fields have been
Forc't into blushing tinctures, from their Green
By flowing bloud? This issue, though it be
Not twelve yeares old, ô God by none but thee,
Is curable, unless the selfe-same hand
That heal'd that woman save this bleeding Land,
We perish; all our thoughts amazed are,
On thee our eyes are fix't, thy people spare.
Sure some Prophetick spirit gave the name,
Vnto that Village where, beside the Lame
Four thousand Christians all bereav'd of breath
By fire-enraged Messengers of death,
The setting sunne beheld, and at the sight
Hastned his Western journey, and sent night
To force a truce:
'Tis call'd long-Mar-ston, yet Mars thy command
I wish may soon be shortned in this Land.
But can our wishes, which from flesh and bloud,
And common-sence arise procure this good?
[Page 21] No, we have sinn'd, and each one must begin
To be impartiall to his proper sin.
O let us to the throne of Grace repaire
With true-repentant, humbly-servent prayer,
Presented in our Saviours Oratory,
Then God will Finis write to this sad story.

On the death of our Vertuous and deare friend Mistris Dorothy Warwick at Marsk, Aug. 6th 1644.

IF only light griefs find a tongue; and those
That are extream, cannot themselves disclose
Immur'd by stupid silence, surely then
Nothing but flowing teares must from my pen
Be-blur this paper: 'tis beyond the art,
Of language to expresse the smallest part
Of our deep sorrowes for her losse, whose age
Scarce to the Summer of her Pilgrimage
Attayned had; yet so ripe fruit, but few
After the Autumne of their yeares, can shew.
No act of hers could be esteemed lesse,
Then one step forward to that place of blisse;
Where now her faith is crowned, and we find
Her sweet and pretious memory behinde.

Mors Mea.

My flitting Soule must leave her house of clay,
The tim's not more uncertaine then the way
And manner, whether my consumptive breath
Shall leisurely-expiring creep to death,
Or some more furious, hasty sicknesse have
Commission to snatch me to my grave.
Water may cause or th'torrid element,
My dissolution by some accident.
Ten thousand means and more doe this discry,
That young, strong, healthfull, rich, and all may dye,
Though I scape chance, and sickness, yet I must
At length by age subdu'd crumble to dust.
I dare not wish, nor were it fit, to be
A carver for my selfe▪ my God, to thee
My willing soule resign's her fate, what s'ere
Thou layest on me, give me strength to beare.
[Page 23] Yet, if it stand with thy good pleasure, send
Not suddaine death, nor sence-bereaved end.
And if thou'st honor with white haires my dayes;
O teach me how to spend them to thy praise,
That when I shall forsake the sons of men,
My better part may flye to thee, Amen.

Mors Christi.

Thou Son of God, descending from above
Would'st manifest by that rare act thy love
To poore lost mortalls; did'st vouchsafe to take
A death-subjected nature for our sake;
Nor did'st disdaine to have thy sacred face;
Made by those stubborn Iewes, their spitting-place.
Thou patient stood'st the object of their scorn,
Deck't in a purple robe, and crown of thorn;
And Millions of such troubles having past,
A shamfull death thou underwent'st at last,
All this for us and more; for even as we,
Thou tempted wast, the cup was drunk by thee,
[Page 24] Which thy just-angry Father had prepar'd
To ransome man by Sathan's art insnar'd.
Mine heart to thee's too poor an offering,
Who by once dying took'st away death's sting.

Fraus Mundi.

Fond man I why doth thy fancy doat upon
Such nothings, as the world can call its own?
Why should such Ignes fatui divert,
Thy erring foot-steps, or mislead thy heart?
Belike thy soule but little light injoy's,
For darkness gives the being to such toyes.
Grant thou hast honour, beauty, riches, pleasure,
Delitious fare with heaped summes of treasure,
All in superlatives; get one gem more,
Or else the former makes thee but more poore:
Nay thou must sell them all that one to buy,
If thou do'st mean to gaine felicity.

Gloria Caeli.

Stay, doe not black this Paper, for it is
A better Emblem of the place of blisse
Then my dull pen can draw; 'tis pure and white
May serve to represent eternall light;
Hath neither spot nor wrinckle, none of them
May come within the new Ierusalem.
But how should paper, or my lines, which are
Composed both of ragges, such joyes declare
As never eye, nor eare, nor heart, nor braine
Of man within that small sphear could containe?
Yet may thy humble contemplation
Discern some glimpses by reflection:
Read then the glory of thy great Creator
In this large book the world, which is his Creature.
If wandring there thou chauncest to espy
An object that is glorious in thine eye,
Be it those greater, or the lesser lights
Innumerably sparkling in cleare nights;
[Page 26] Or the those-emulating Diamond
That pretious issue of inriched ground,
Doth from some costly root a flow'r arise,
Whose various colours please thy gazing eyes.
Do'st thou admire the structure of some face,
Which seem's to have engrossed every grace,
Hast thou observed all the excellence,
Wherewith Gods bounty feast's each severall sence?
Screw up thy meditation then, think, Lord
If to earth on earth thou art pleas'd t'afford
Such blessings, ô thrice happy sure they be
Who sainted are in blest Eternity.

Dolor Inferni.

Let not thy over-curious appetite
Thy puzled cogitations invite,
To lose themselves in seeking hell, nor it
Beyond the pillars of the holy-Writ,
[Page 27] Think to discover: looke not to advance,
Where God nil ultra writ's, thine ignorance.
But know that there doth nothing want which can
Adde tortures to that miserable man,
Who's thither cast for sinne; in that curst place
Nature run's retrograde to her own pace;
Fire administers no welcome light,
But serv's in torment, and makes sad the night,
The parched tongue for water call's, but that
It's cooling faculty hath quite forgot,
By gnashing teeth and trembling yet is show'n
That Hell is not without a Frozen-Zone:
Once sleeping-conscience, then shall in despight
Awake, and make those sufferings exquisite.
What Vulture-Thoughts shall gnaw for evermore
That heart which proffer'd mercy scorn'd before?
All objects, by the ever-weeping eye,
Shall wound the Soul with curst Eternity.
[Page 28] Now blessed Lord, inflame my keen desire
To seeke that narrow path, which from this fire
May keep my steps secure: sure 'tis not that
To which some fancies give a shorter date,
No, purge me here, and make me leane upon
That sure foundation, the true Corner-stone.


TVrn or'e the sacred leaves, th'Almighty hath
By sweet gradations, open'd to thy Faith
The word of promise, new-fal'n man hath got
A new-found meanes, to spoyle the serpent's plot.
For God hath said; The woman's seed shall give
A wound unto thy head, that man may live.
Thence, through sucessive generations, trace
That more explayned Covenant of Grace:
Till, (from the world's beginning slain) the Lambe
Attended by a quire of Angels came,
In his rich bosome, bringing plenteous store
Of blessings, only pointed at before;
[Page 29] And then observe, what pretious legacies
Thy bounteous Lord bequeath's thy soule, and dye's
To give thee life from both the Testaments,
And from the heaven-ordayned Sacraments,
Suck ever-flowing comfort: for to thee
As well, as any heretofore, agree
The still effectuall promises, which stand
Now proffer'd to thy Faiths applying hand.


BVilt-upon this foundation, 'tis the scope
Of saving Faith's next coosen-german, Hope,
With patient longings to expect that blisse
Whereof, the former present earnest is.
Faith (in some sort) already Christ injoy's;
Hopes object are those consummated joyes.
Fides intuetur verbum rei, spes autem rem verbi.


ANd from the fruitfull teeming womb of Faith
Each work of Charity beginning hath;
[Page 30] From these the happy evidence is had
Which prove's them sons of God, whom faith hath made.
What e're thy God or Neighbours good requires
Must be the serious bent of thy desires.
Else know that to those things which heavenly bee
A mis-call'd Faith cannot entitle thee.
How dare presumptous hast once think to make
Christ, Saviour and not Lord: sit down and take
A survey of thine heart; though nothing there
Can justifie thee, yet unlesse thou beare
The Image of thy God, and strive to frame
Thy likened conversation to the same,
Thou hast no part nor share in him who gave
Himselfe to death, repentant man to save.
Now blush you Rhemish factors who have lay'd
Your envious heads together to upbray'd
With liberty a doctrin which hath shown
Far better, strickter precepts then your owne;
Perhaps you pick halfe sentences, and thence
Extract an unmeant Heresie and sence.
A cloud of reverend witnesses I might
Produce, which neither more nor lesse do write
[Page 31] As to this point (though not in rime) then lye
Here recollected, for the readers eye.


NO gloomy shades, nor darkned face of night
Can shrow'd a sinner, from the quick-ey'd sight
Of all-discerning Heaven: God doth rule
Beyond the controverted coasts of Thule.
And his unbounded justice doth controle,
The frozen vertices of either Pole.
All inter-fluent seas, all Regions stand
Subjected to the power of his command.
Then let not fancy'd secrecy invite
Thy deeds of darknesse to out-black the night,
Nor though some forraine Clime thou wandrest in,
Where no know'n face can argue thee of sin,
Dare to let-loose thy rebell-soule, but know
There is a God above, see's all below:
Who shall hereafter be thy judge, and then
Thy bare-fac'd crimes, unmask't before all men,
[Page 32] And Angells must appeare, nay more, the Devills
Will aggravate, that prompted to, those evills.

Decemb. 10. 1644.

HOw many contradictions dayly come
Born on the wings of lying same! by some
We hear of Battailes, stratagems, and sleights
Whil'st others make them victories, or flights.
All various rumors struggle for beliefe
Whil'st varying humours feed the present griefe.
Once more, the hopefull tearmes of happy-peace
Salute's our greedy eares: O, may it please
The all-disposing power above, to frame
Our fitted hearts, to entertaine the same.

Going to Bed.

THus, on a pale sheete, I extended, shall
Become ere long a livelesse coarse, and all
These too-much prized trifles, which retard
My soule in her best flights, without regard
[Page 33] Or rellish, must be left: then, in my grave
Where all things are forgotten, I shall have
A coole and lonely lodging, by the earth
Lock't-up from all this worlds mis-called mirth.
If thou, O blest Creator, shalt restore
The peace, ease, plenty we injoy'd before,
Let not those over-valued blessings move
Our earth-bred thoughts to sleight the things above▪
Her's no abiding City: but thy grace
May make the house of death a resting place.
Thou sacred Arbitrer of life and death,
Who summon'st, at thy pleasure, vitall-breath,
When in thy house, my elevated soule
Should mount to thee, yet lingring-here, doth foule
Her self with terrene fancies make mine eye
Recall my thoughts, and preach mortality.
There lyes those dear remembrancers, I have
Two parents, and two children in one grave;
In twice-two yeares, thy wisdome saw it best
To call these two sweet couples to their rest;
[Page 34] And since so neer, on both sides, I have seen
Thine arrowes to me, teach me how to weane
From this distemper'd globe, my mis-plac'd love
And fix it firmly on the things above.
Then if't shall please thee next to call on mee,
I'le boldly leave this clay, and come to thee.

May 10. 1645.
Hearing the Birds sing after the departure of our deare MOTHER.

ANd can you sing poor birds? do you not see
A mourning countenance on every tree?
Doth not each stone in this sad fabrick, tell
What sable thoughts within these walls do dwell?
Since she who added sweetnesse to the spring,
To Summer glory, she whose care did bring
More fruit then Autumne, and from whom it was
That Icy-Winter undiscern'd did passe,
Hath left these habitations, my-thinks you
Should leave henceforth your warbling sonnets too,
[Page 35] Yet sing, but change your note and joyne with me,
Tune your loud whistles to an Elegie.

IUNE 8. 1645.

MVst then the fate of York-shire, and the North
Be try'd once more by dint of sword, step-forth
Thou God of Battle, let the people see
By the successe, which side is own'd by thee.
—Sub amici fallere nomen
Tuta frequensque via est—
EAsie and undiscerned is the guile
Which brings on mischiefe usher'd by a smile.
Thus many who arride the Common-weale
With joynt-pretences but disjoyn'd designe,
Their own with publique interests intwine
The better, and more covertly to steale
Advantage to a party, putting on
A forme of Paralell-expression,
Faced with Good and Safety; yet extend
[Page 36] Their actions and endeavours to the end
Of time, they'l never meet, but hold a course
In lasting distance still, from ill to worse▪
Hei mihi! qnas urbes, & quanto tempore Martis
Ignaras, uno rapuerunt praelia cursit?

Claudiani carmen.

Dum procerum mentes privata ad commoda torsae
In commune vetant socias extendere dextr'as
‘Buchanani carmen.’
A Chronologicall Cat …

A Chronologicall Catalogue of such PERSONS as Ruled the Neighbour-States, and were Contemporary to the severall Kings of England, since the coming in of the CONQUEROR, With some short notes thereupon: Observing throughout, the Number of Yeares, which every one of them lived, during the Raignes of our English KINGS. Collected by C. W. Esqueir.

Multa me impedierunt.

LONDON, Printed by F. B. for G. Badger, and are to be sold at his Shop in Saint Dunstans Church-Yard. 1647.

Anno 1067. WILLIAM the Conqueror 21.
Malcolm the third. 21
Oviedo & Leon
Alphonso the sixth. 21
  • Sancho the fifth. 09
  • Sancho the sixth. 12
  • Sancho the first. 06
  • Alphonso the first. 15 After it was made a Kingdom, for there had been a former Sancho who was but Earle.
  • Raymir. 19
  • Sancho. 02
Philip the first. 21
  • A Schisme. 19 This Schisme began about the [Page 42] yeare 1061. betwixt the Empe­rours, successively, and the Popes for almost 200. yeares.
  • Victor the third. 01
  • Urban the second. 01
Emperour of Germany
Henry the fourth. 21
  • Harald third. 02
  • Canutus fourth. 10
  • Olaus. 09
  • Boleslaus Audax. 12
  • Vlaslaus Hermanus. 09
  • Soloman. 08
  • Gersa. 03
  • Ladislaus. 10
Emperour Constan.
  • Constantinus Ducas. 03
  • Romanus Diogenes. 04
  • Michael Parapinit. 06
  • Neceph: Botoniates. 04
  • Alexius Comn. 04
North Wales
Conan. 21
South Wales
  • Theodore Magnus▪ 10
  • Rhese the first. 11
An. 1087. William Rufus 13.
  • Malcolm the third. 09
  • Donald Bane. 02
  • Edgar. 02
Oviedo and Leon
Alphonso the sixth. 13
  • Sancho the sixth. 05
  • 02
  • Pedro. 06
Alphonso the first. 13
  • Sancho. 07
  • Pedro. 06
Henry of Lorreine. 13
Philip the first 13
  • Vrban the second. 12

    The Emperour in pursuance of his own right, to conferre Eccle­siasticall honours, which had bin practised by the Caesars ever since Constantine teste Sliedano, warred with this Pope, and tooke him pri­soner, who then solemnly made peace with the Emperour upon his [Page 44] own termes; but soone after hee receded from those vowes, and re­newed the warre, Excommunicat­ing the Emperour.

  • Paschall the second. 01
Emperour of Germany
  • Henry the fourth. 13
  • Olaus. 02
Ericus. 11
Vlaslaus Herm. 13
  • Ladislaus. 09
  • Calomannus. 04
Emperour Constan:
Alexius Comn. 13
Godfrey of Bullen. 01
North Wales
  • Conan. 12
  • Griffin. 01
South Wales
  • Rhese the first. 06
  • Griffin the first. 07
An. 1100. Henry the first 35.
  • Edgar. 07
  • Alexander the first. 17
  • David. 11
[Page 45]Oviedo and Leon
  • Alphonso the sixth. 08
  • Vraca and Alph. the 7th 16
  • Alphonso the eigth. 11
  • Pedro. 04
  • Alphonso. 30
  • Garcia. 01
  • Alphonso the first. 07
  • Urraca. 15
  • Alphonso the second. 13
  • Pedro. 18
  • Alphonso. 26
  • Petronilla and Raymund. 01
  • Henry of Lorreine. 11
  • Alphonso. 24
  • Philip the first. 10
  • Lodowick the sixth. 25
  • Paschall the second. 17

    To whom Hen. the first made knowne by Ambassadors his right to investiture of Bishops being then assumed by the Clergy, and a quarrell betwixt the Popes and al­most all Christian Princes.

  • Gelasius the second. 01
  • Calistus the second. 06

    [Page 46]Besieged Sutrium, took it, and in it his Competitor whom the Emperor had made Pope, and car­ried him disgracefully to Rome.

  • Honorius the second. 05
  • Innocent the second. 05
  • Tancred.
  • Beaumond.
  • Roger. 10
Ame the second. Anno 1109.
Emper. Ger­many
  • Henry the fourth. 06
  • Henry the fifth. 19
  • Lothar. 10
  • Borivorius. 08
  • Sutopulchus. 27
  • Ericus. 02
  • Harald the fifth. 31
  • Nicholaus. 02
  • Vlaslaus Herman. 03
  • Boleslaus. 32
  • Colomannus 08
  • Stephen the second. 18
  • Bela the second. 03
  • 07
[Page 47]Emper. Con.
  • Alexius Comn. 17
  • Calo Iohannes. 18
  • Baldwin. 18 Bald. the second. 15
  • Millicent & Foulk. 02
North Wales
  • Griffin. 20
  • Owen. 15
South Wales
  • Rhese the second.
  • Griffin the second.
An. 1135. Stephen 19▪
  • David. 18
  • Malcolm the fourth. 01
Oviedo & Leon
Alphonso the eighth. 19
  • Garcia the seventh. 15
  • Sancho the seventh. 04
Alphonso the second. 19
Alphonso. 19
Petronilla and Raymund. 19
  • Lodowick the sixt. 02

    Note that Lodowick and Lewis are the same name.

  • [Page 48] Lewis the seventh. 17
  • Innocent the second. 08

    Was taken prisoner by the Duke Sicilie, and remmitted fairly; after which he fled into France, and A­nathamatized his competitor Peter.

  • Celestine the second.
  • Lucius the second. 01
  • Eugenius the third. 08
  • Anastitius the fourth. 01
  • Roger. 14
  • William. 05
Emperor of Germany
  • Lothar. 03
  • Conradus the third. 15
  • Frederick Barbarossa. 01
  • Vladislaus. 19
  • Sobislaus. 19
  • Ericus the fift. 05
  • Ericus the sixt. 10
  • Sueno. 04
  • Boleslaus. 05
  • Vladeslaus the first. 06
  • [Page 49]Boleslaus Crispus. 08
  • Bela the second. 06
  • 01
  • Gersa the second. 12
Empr. Const.
  • Calo Iohannes. 07
  • Emanuell Comn. 12
  • Millicent and Foulk. 07
  • Baldwin the third. 12
North Wales
Owen. 19
South Wales
Anno. 1154. Henry the second 34.
  • Malcolm the fourth. 10
  • William. 24
Oviedo and Leon
  • Alphonso the eight. 02
  • Fernand the second. 31
  • Alphonso the ninth. 01
Sancho the seventh. 34
  • Alphonso the second. 02
  • Sancho the second. 02
  • Alphonso the third. 30
[Page 50]Portugall
  • Alphonso. 29
  • Sancho. 05
  • Petronilla and Raymund. 07
  • Alphonso the second. 27
  • Lewis the seventh. 26
  • Phillip the second. 08
  • Adrian the fourth. 04

    Granted a dispensation to our Henry the second, of the oath he had taken, by his Fathers will and command, to resigne Anjou to his brother Geofrey when he should come to the crown of England.

  • Alexander the third. 22

    Betwixt this man and the Emp. Fred. Barbarossa was hot warrs, he fled to Venice, and there the Empe­rours sonne being taken, he was forced to redeem him by submit­ting himselfe to the Pope; Who troad upon his neck; strangely ap­plying Psal. 91. verse 13.

  • Lucius the third. 04
  • Vrban the third. 02
  • Gregorie the eighth.
  • [Page 51] Clemens the third. 02
  • William. 15
  • William the second. 19
Empr. Germ.
Fred. Barbarossa. 34
  • Sobeslaus 04
  • Vladislaus the third, Vldericus,
  • Fred. Sobeslaus, Conrade.
  • Wenseslaus, Henry. 30
  • Sueno. 05
  • Valdemarus. 24
  • Canutus the fifth. 05
  • Sherco. 05
  • Carolus. 08
  • Canutus. 21
  • Boleslaus Crispus. 19
  • Meizlaus. 04
  • Casimirus. 11
  • Gersa the second. 07
  • Stephen the third. 18
  • Bela the third. 09
Empr. Const.
  • Emanuell Comn. 24
  • Alexius Comn. 03
  • Andronicus Com. 03
  • [Page 52]Isacius Angilus. 04
  • Baldwin the third. 09
  • Almerick. 10
  • Baldwin the fourth. 12
  • Baldwin the fifth. 01
  • Guy. 02

    Anno 1187. Saladine Sultan of Aegypt took Hierus. from Guy, and Anno 1517. Selimus the first added it to the Turkish Empire, where the possession yet remaines, though the Kings of Spaine insert that a­mongst their Titles.

North Wales
  • Owen. 23
  • David. 11
South Wales
Cinerick and Meredith.

Were taken by Henry the second, and their eyes put out.

Anno. 1189. Richard the first 10.
William. 10
Oviedo & Leon
Alphonso the ninth. 10
  • Sancho the seventh. 05
  • Sancho the eighth. 05
Alphonso the third. 10
Sancho. 10
  • Alphonso the second. 07
  • Pedro the second. 03
Phillip the second. 10
  • Clemens the third. 02
  • Celestine the third. 06
  • Innocent the third. 02
  • William the second. 07

    Deposed by Pope Celestine the third.

  • Tancred.
  • Henry of Ger. 01
Emperor of Germany
  • Fred. Barbarossa. 03
  • Henry the sixth. 07
  • Vladislaus the fourth. 09
  • Primislaus. 01
Canutus the fifth. 10
Canutus. 10
  • Bela the third. 02
  • Emericus. 08
Emper. Con.
  • Isacius Angilus. 06
  • Alexius Angilus. 04
North Wales
  • David. 05
  • Leolin. 05
Anno 1199. Iohn 17.
  • William. 15
  • Alexander the second. 02
Oviedo & Leon
Alphonso the ninth. 17
Sancho the eighth. 17
  • Alphonso the third. 15
  • Henry. 02
  • Sancho. 13
  • Alphonso the second. 04
  • Pedro. 15
  • Iames. 02
Phillip the second. 17
Thomas Anno 1210.
  • Innocent the third. 16
  • Honorius the third. 01
  • Henry of Germ▪ 03
  • Frederick. 14
Emperor of Germany.
  • Philip. 08
  • Otho the fourth. 05
  • Frederick the second. 04
Primislaus. 17
  • Canutus the fifth. 04
  • Valdemarus the second. 13
Canutus. 17
Lesco Albus. 17
  • Emericus. 01
  • Andrew the second. 16
Emp. Const.
  • Alexius Iunior. 01
  • Baldwin Earle of Fland. 02
  • Henry. 13
  • Beeter. 01
North Wales
Leolin. 17
Anno 1217. Henry the third 56.
  • Alexander the second. 37
  • Alexander the third. 19
Oviedo and Leon
  • Alphonso the 9th. 13
  • Fernand: the third.

    Seized on the Castiles.

  • Sancho the eighth. 17
  • Blanch and Theob: of Champagne 19
  • Theobald the second. 18
  • Henry. 03
  • Fernand: the second. 35
  • Alphonso the 4th. 21
  • Alphonso the second. 06
  • Sancho the second. 34
  • Alphonso the third. 16
  • Iames. 39
  • Pedro.
  • Philip the second. 07
  • Lewis the eighth. 03
  • [Page 57]Saint Lewis. 44
  • Philip the third. 02
Iohn the Red, Anno 1250. in h'i line that Dutchy continued till the time of Lewis the 11h of France Anno 1488.
  • Honorius the third. 09
  • Gregory the ninth. 14

    The See was voyd during this Kings Reigne, sometimes two or three yeares, and diverse of these Popes held it odde moneths.

  • Celestine the 4th.
  • Innocent the 4th. 11
  • Alexander the 4th. 06
  • Vrban the 4th. 03

    Begun the observation of Cor­pus Christi-day, which was not ge­nerally observed till Iohn the 22d.

  • Clemens the fourth. 03
  • Gregory the 10th. 02
  • Frederick. 33
  • Conrade. 04
  • Manfroy. 07
  • [Page 58]Charles of Province. 12
Peter Anno 1256.
Emperour of Germany
  • Fred: the second. 33
  • Conradus the 4th. 04
  • Richard Earle of Cornwall. 06
  • Inter-regnum. 12
  • Rodulphus Habspurg. 01
  • Primislaus. 22
  • Ottacarus. 34
  • Valdemarus 26
  • Ericus the 7th. 09
  • Abell. 01
  • Christopherus. 07
  • Ericus the 8th. 13
  • Canutus. 05
  • Ericus. 27
  • Bingerius. 02
  • Valdemarus. 22
  • Lesco Albus. 11
  • Uladislaus the 2d. 15
  • Boleslaus Pudicus. 30
  • Andrew the second. 19
  • Bela the fourth. 35
  • Stephen the fourth. 02
  • [Page 59]Emperour Constan.
  • Peter. 03
  • Robert. 07
  • Baldwin the second. 33
  • Michael Paleolagus. 13
North Wales
  • Leolin. 23
  • David. 06
  • Leolin the second. 17
Anno 1274. Edward the first 34.
  • Alexander the third. 14

    A Warre for the Crowne of Scotland, King Edward being made Arbitrator, gave it to Iohn Balioll, Anno 1300. who kept it. 05

  • Robert Bruce. 03
  • Ioane Mar. Philip of France. 31
  • Lewis Huttin. 03
  • Alphonso the fourth. 10
  • Sancho the third. 12
  • Fernand the third. 12
  • Alphonso the third. 05
  • Denis. 29
[Page 60]Arrgaon
  • Pedro the third. 09

    Sicily alwayes followed the for­tune of Naples, till An. 1281, this Pedro seized it, and after the Massa­cre of all the French, outed Charles of Province; since that time it be­longed to the house of Arrag. and so to Spaine.

  • Alphonso the third. 06
  • Iames the second. 17
  • Philip the third. 12
  • Philip the faire. 22
  • Gregory the 10th. 01
  • Innocent the fifth.
  • Adrian the fifth.
  • Iohn the 21.
  • Nicholas the third. 04
  • Martin the fourth. 04
  • Honorius the fourth. 04
  • The See was vacant two yeares by reason of the bitter dissention a­mong the Cardinalls.
  • Nicholas the fourth. 04
  • Celestine the fifth. 01
  • Boniface the eighth. 08
  • Benedict the eleventh.
  • [Page 61] Clemens the 15th. 03
  • Charles of Province. 10
  • Charles the second. 24
Emperor of Germany.
  • Rodolphus Habspurg. 18
  • Adolphus Nossou. 06
  • Albert Austr. 10
Albertus. 30
  • Ottacarus. 04
  • Wenseslaus the second. 06
  • Wenseslaus the third 20
  • Rodolphus. 01
  • Henry of Carinthia. 03
  • Ericus the 8th 14
  • Ericus the 9th 20
  • Valdemarus. 03
  • Magnus the 2d 13
  • Bingerius the 2d 18
  • Boleslaus Pudicus. 06
  • Lesco Niger. 10
  • Boleslaus the 4th
  • Henricus Pro [...]us.
  • Uladislaus the 3d 03
  • Primeslaus.
  • Venceslaus. 04
  • Uladislaus the 4th 02
[Page 62]Hungarie
  • Ladislaus the 2d 17
  • Andrew the 3d 12
  • Venceslaus. 03
  • Otho. 02
Emper. Con.
  • Michael Paleolagus. 21
  • Andronicus Paleol. 13
North Wales
Leolin. 08

Anno 1282. Hee was brought prisoner to London, and here end the Princes of the Welsh bloud.

Anno 1300. Ottaman took Nice and began the Turkish Empire. 08
Anno 1308. Edward 2d. 19.
Robert Bruce. 19
  • Lewis Huttim. 07
  • Philip the long. 05
  • Charles the faire. 07
  • Fernand. the third. 04
  • Alphonso the fifth. 15
  • Denis. 17
  • Alphonso the fourth. 02
Iames the second. 19
  • Philip the faire. 06

    From whose daughter Isabell married to Edward the second, his sonne Edward the third, had his Title to the Crown of France; her brothers Lewis Huttin, Philip the long, and Charles the faire all dying issuless.

  • Lewis Huttim. 02
  • Philip the long. 05
  • Charles the faire. 06
  • Clemens the 15th 06
  • Vacant. 02
  • Iohn the 22. 11

    Against whom Lewis the Empe­ror set up Nicholas the fifth.

  • Charles the second. 02
  • Robert. 17
Empr. Germ.
  • Henry the 7th 06
  • Lewis of Bavar. 13
Albertus the 2d 19
  • Henry of Carinthia. 03
  • Iohn of Luxemb. 16
  • Ericus the 9th 14
  • Christophorus the 2d 05
[Page 64]Swethland
  • Beringerius the 2d 05
  • Magnus the 3d 13
  • Magnus the 4th 01
Uladislaus the 4th 19
  • Otho. 01
  • Charles the first 18
Empr. Const.
  • Andronicus Paleolag: 17
  • Andronicus Iunior. 02
Ottaman the first. 19
An. 1327. Edward the 3d 50.
  • Robert Bruce. 05
  • Edward Baliol. 10
  • David Bruce. 29
  • Robert Steward. 06
  • Charles the faire. 01
  • Ioane Mar. Phil. of Eur. 21
  • Charles the second. 28
  • Alphonso the fifth. 23
  • Pedro Crudelis. 18
  • Henry the second. 09
  • Alphonso the fourth. 30
  • Pedro. 10
  • Fernand. 10
[Page 65]Arragon
  • Iames the second. 01
  • Alphonso the fourth. 08
  • Pedro the fourth. 41
  • Charles the faire 01
  • Philip de Valoys. 22
  • Iohn. 14
  • Charles the fifth. 13
Philip the hardy Anno 1369.
  • Iohn the 22. 07
  • Benedict the 12th 07
  • Clemens the sixth. 10
  • Innocent the sixth. 10
  • Urban the fifth. 08
  • Gregory the 11th 08
  • Robert. 15
  • Ioane. 29
  • Charles the third. 06
Emper. Ger­many
  • Lewis of Bavar. 19
  • Carolus the 4th 31
  • Albert the 2d 32
  • Leopold. 18
  • Iohn of Luxemb: 19
  • Charles. 16
  • Wenceslaus the 4th 15
[Page 66]Denmarke
  • Christopherus the 2d 07
  • Valdemarus the 3d. 41
  • 00
  • Margaret. 02
  • Magnus the 4th.
  • Magnus the fift.
  • Albertus.
  • Vladislaus the 4th. 06
  • Casimirus Magnus. 38
  • Ludovicus. 06
  • Charles. 15
  • Ludovicus. 35
Empr. Const.
  • Andronicus Iun. 27
  • Iohn Paleolagus. 23
  • Ottoman the first. 01
  • Orchanes. 22
  • Amurath. 23
  • Baiazet. 04
Anno. 1377. Richard the second. 22.
  • Robert Steward. 13
  • Robert the 2d. 09
  • Charles the 2d. 09
  • Charles the 3d. 13
  • Henry the 2d. 02
  • Iohn. 11
  • Henry the 3d. 09
  • Fernand. 08
  • Iohn. 14
  • Pedro the 4th. 10
  • Iohn. 08
  • Martin. 04
  • Charles the 5th. 04
  • Charles the sixth. 18
  • Gregory the 11th. 01
  • Vrban the sixth 11

    Sent into England to require the Kings ayd, against the Cardinalls, whom he named Schismaticks, for [Page 68] electing another Pope, whom they called Clement: and the Cardinals did the like for their creature, but Vrban prevailed, and Henry Spencer Bishop of Norwich carried over an Army for his assistance: behold the Vnity of the Roman Church.

  • Boniface the ninth. 10
  • Charles the third. 09
  • Ladeslaus 13
Emperour of Germany
  • Charles the fourth. 01
  • Venceslaus. 21
  • Leopold. 09
  • Albert the third. 09
  • Albert the fourth. 04
Venceslaus the fourth. 22
Margaret. 22
  • Albertus. 10
  • Margaret. 12
  • Lodovicus. 06
  • Vladislaus the fifth. 16
  • 02
  • Lodovicus. 06
  • Mary Mar. Char. of Napl. 02
  • [Page 69]Sigismund. 12
Emper Const.
  • Iohn Paleolag. 10
  • Emanuell Paleolag. 12
Bajazet: 22
Anno 1399. Henry the fourth 14.
  • Robert the third. 07
  • Iames the first. 07
Charles the third. 14
  • Henry the third. 08
  • Iohn the second. 06
Iohn the first. 14
  • Martin. 13
  • Ferdinand. 01
  • Charles the sixth. 14
  • Amede Anno 1409.
  • Boniface the ninth. 05

    Peter de Luna a Spaniard, alias Bennet the 13. alias Clement the 7th was Anti-Pope, and held the See at [Page 70] Avignion, till the Councell of Pisa deposed both him and Grego. the 12th and chose Alexand. the 5th, which both the former for a while resisted: so the Roman Church was during that time a Monster with three heads.

  • Innocent the seventh. 02
  • Gregory the twelfth. 03
  • Alexander the fifth. 01
  • Iohn the twenty third. 03
Ladislaus. 14
Iohn de medicis Anno 1410.
Emp. Germ.
  • Venceslaus. 01
  • Rupert Palat. 10
  • Iadocus Barbatus. 01
  • Sigismund Hung. 02
Albertus the fourth. 14
Wenceslaus the fourth. 14
  • Margaret. 12
  • Ericus Pomeran. 02
Vladislaus the 5th. 14
Sigismund Brand. 14
Emp. Const.
Emanuel Paleolag. 14
Mahomet the first. 14
Anno. 1413. Henry the fift. 9.
Iames the first. 09
Charles the 3d. 09
Iohn the 2d. 09
Iohn the first. 09
  • Ferdinand. 03
  • Alphonso the 5th. 06
Charles the 6th. 09
  • Iohn the 23d. 02
  • No Pope for almost. 03
  • Martin the 5th. 04

    Decreed that a generall-Coun­cell should bee held every tenne yeares.

  • Ladislaus. 02
  • Ioane the 2d. 07
Iohn de Medicis. 09
Emperor of Germany
Sigismund Hung. 09

Assembled the Generall-Coun­cell at Constance and deposed all the three Popes, videl. Bennet the 13th. Gregory the 12th. and Iohn the 23d. For Alexander the 5th. lived scarce a year, and dyed during the schism: it was then decreed that a Gene­rall-Councel was above the Pope.

Albertus the 4th. 09
  • Venceslaus the 4th. 05
  • Sigismund. 04
Ericus Pomer. 09
Vladislaus the 5th. 09
Sigismund Brand. 09
Emanuel Paleolag. 08
Iohn Paleolag. 01
  • Mahomet the first. 03
  • Amurath the 2d. 06
Anno 1422. Henry the sixth. 39.
  • Iames the first. 26
  • Iames the 2d. 13
  • Charles the third. 03
  • Blanch Marr. Iohn of Arra. 36
  • Iohn the 2d. 32
  • Henry the fourth. 07
  • Iohn the first. 11
  • Edward. 05
  • Alphonso the 5th. 23
  • Alphonso the 5th. 36
  • Iohn the 2d. 03
  • Charles the 6th. 01
  • Charles the 7th. 38
Phillip the good, Anno 1424. Lord also of almost all the Netherlands, or Flaunders unit [...]d.
  • Martin the 5th. 08
  • Eugenius the 4th. 16

    The councells of Basil and Flo­rence [Page 74] one against the other, whilest the one cleaves to Eugenius, and the other to Felix Anti-Pope.

  • Nicholas the 5th. 08
  • Calistus the 3d. 03
  • Pius the 2d. 04
  • Ioane the 2d. 12
  • Alphonso. 24
  • Ferdinand. 03
Iohn de Medicis. 39
Emperor of Germany
  • Sigismund Hung. 17
  • Albert the second. 01

    Duke of Austria, since which time, the German Emperors have beene alwayes of that family.

  • Frederick the third. 21
  • Albert the fourth. 17
  • Frederick. 22
  • Sigismund. 15
  • Albert of Austr. 03
  • Ladislaus. 18
  • Georg. Pogiebrac. 03
Ericus Pomer. 17
  • Christop herus Bavar. 09
  • [Page 75] Christianus the first. 13
  • 26
  • Carolus Canutus. 13
  • Hedingis Mar. Vlad. 5th 09
  • 04
  • Vladislaus the 6th 10
  • 02
  • Casimer the 4th 14
  • Sigismund Brand. 16
  • Albert. 02
  • Ladislaus the 3d 04

    By the instigation of Pope Eugen. 4th broke the truce he had solemn­ly sworn to, with the Turke, and was miserably discomfited and slaine.

  • Vladislaus. 14
  • Matthew Coruin. 03
Emper Const.
  • Iohn Paleolagus. 22
  • Constantinus Paleolag. 09

    In his time the famous City and Empire of Constantinople was taken by Mahomet the 2d, or the great.

  • Amurath the 2d 28
  • Mahomet the 2d. 11
Anno 1461• Edward the 4th 22 , • Edw. the 5th , and • Rich. the 3d. 2 dimi. 24 Dimi.
  • Iames the second. 01
  • Iames the third. 23 dimi.
  • Blanch Mar. Iohn of Arr. 18
  • Leonora Mar. Gaston de Foyx 00
  • Francis Phebus. 04
  • Cath. Mar. Iohn of Alb. 02 dimi.
  • Henry the 4th 14
  • Isabell Mar. Fred. of Arrag. 10

    This Ferd. began the Spanish Monarchy, Anno 1475. and was sir-named the Great.

  • Alphonso the 5th 20
  • Iohn the 2d 04 dimi.
  • Lewis the 11th 23
  • Charles the 8th 01 dimi.
Charles Anno 1481.
Charles, after whose death that Dutchy was seized on by Lewis the 11th of France; and the County [Page 77] (for so was the distinction) went, by Mary daughter to this Charles unto Maximillian the Emperor, a­bout the yeare 1498. and from him to his son Charles, and so continues with the Kings of Spaine.
  • Pius the 2d 03
  • Paul the 2d 07
  • Sixtus the 4th 12
  • Innocent the 8th 02
Fernand. 24 dimi.
  • Cosmo de Medicis. 04
  • Peter de Medicis. 07
  • Lorenzo and Iulian. 13 dimi.
Emp. Germ.
Frederick the 3d 24 dimi.
Frederick 24 dimi.
  • George Pogiebrach. 10
  • Ladislaus the 2d 14 dimi.
Flan. Vnited
  • Philip the good. 06 dimi.
  • Charles the warlike. 09
  • Mary. 05
  • Maximil. Aust. 05
  • Philip: Austr. 04
  • Ioane Castile. 04

    In whose successors the Kings [Page 78] of Spaine, remained the command of those Provinces till the States rejected Philip the second for breach of their Priviledges, Anno 1570. or thereabout.

  • Christianus the first. 21
  • Iohannes. 03 dimi.
Carolus Canutus.

Vpon the discontent of the peo­ple retired himselfe, and they ap­pointed Marshalls in the stead of Kings, and so continued till Gusta­nus Bishop of Vpsall betrayed that Country to the Dane Anno 1519.

Casimirus the 4th 24 dimi.
Mathew Coruin. 24 dimi.
  • Mahomet the 2d 20
  • Bajazet the 2d 04 dimi.
Anno 1485. Henry the 7th 23. and an halfe.
  • Iames the 3d 05 dimi.
  • Iames the 4th 18
[Page 79]Spaine
  • Fernand. the great. 18 dimi.
  • Philip of Austr: Son to Maxml. the Emperor. 05
Kath. Mar. to Iohn of Albert. 23 dim

In this man's time, Fernand. the great of Spaine surprized Navar, and his successors yet hold it, but Anthony of Burbon married Ioane the right Heire of it, and so con­veyed the just title to his successors the Kings of France.

  • Iohn the second. 09 dimi.
  • Emanuell. 14
  • Charles the 8th 12 dimi.
  • Lewis the 12th 11
  • Innocent the 8th 05 dimi.
  • Alexander the 6th, Father to Cae­sar Borgia the eminent patterne of all Villanie. 11
  • Pius the 3d
  • Iulius the 2d 60
  • Fernand. 08 dimi.
  • Alphonso the 2d
  • Fernand. the 2d 03
[Page 80]Florence
  • Lorenz. and Iulian. 06 dimi.
  • Peter. 17
  • Fred. the 2d

    In whose time the Spaniard and French joyned together to spoyle him of the Kingdome, which at first they devided betwixt them; but Anno 1503, the KING of Spayne made himselfe sole master of it.

Emperour of Germany
  • Frederick the third. 08 dim.
  • Maximillian the first. 15
  • Frederick. 08 dim.
  • Maximillian. 15
Ladislaus. 23 dim.
Iohannes. 23 dim.
  • Casimir the 4th. 08 dim.
  • Iohannes of Albert. 09
  • Alexander. 05
  • Sigismund. 02
  • Mathew Corvin. 05 dim.
  • Vladislaus the 2d. 18
Bajazet the 2d. 23 dim.
Anno 1509. Henry the eighth 38.
  • Iames the 4th. 05
  • Iames the 5th. 28
  • Mary. 05
  • Pillip Arch Duke of Austr. 07
  • Charles the 5th. Emp. 31
    —Atque hinc diademata mundo
    —Sparsit Iberae domus.
  • Emanuel. 12
  • Iohn the 3d. 26
  • Lewis the 12th. 06
  • Francis the first. 32
Charles the 3d. Anno 1536.
  • Iulius the 2d. 04
  • Leo the 10th. 09
  • Adrian the 6th. 02
  • Clemens the 7th. 10
  • Paul the 3d. 13

    First called the Counsell of Trent.

Peter. In his time the French seized [Page 82] on it, and Leo the 10th, Pope, as also his successour Clement the 7th be­ing both of the family of the Medi­cis, after long wars, by the help of Charles the 5th. Emp. got it resto­red to Alexander grandson to Peter. Anno 1531. 16
Emperor of Germany.
  • Maximilian. 10
  • Charles the 5th. 28

    Son to Philip of Spain and Austria, after whom the Emp. befell his brother Ferd. and to his son Phi­lip Spaine, &c.

  • Ladislaus the 2d. 07
  • Ludovicus the first. 10
  • Ferd. Austria. 21

    Brother to Charles the 5th Emp. likewise K. of Hungary, and after­wards Emperour himselfe.

  • Iohn. 05
  • Christianus the 2d. 09
  • Frederick. 12

    Disposessed his Vncle Christian: the second, who for his cruelty had lost the affections, both of his own [Page 83] people of Denmarke, and also of newly-conquered Swethland.

  • Christianus the 3d. 12
Sigismund. 38
Gustanus Erious. 24

Anno 1523, this man recove­red his Country from the sub­jection of the Danes, and outed Christianus the 2d. King of Den­mark.

  • Vladislaus the 2d. 08
  • Lewis the 2d. 10
  • Ferdinand of Austr. 20

    Brother to Charles the 5th Emp. likewise of Bohemia, and afterwards himselfe Emperor.

  • Bajazet the 2d 03
  • Selimus. 07
  • Solyman the Magnif. 28
An. 1547. Edward the sixth. 06 Mary. 05 11
Mary. 11
Charles the 5th. Emp. 11
  • Iohn the 3d. 10
  • Sebastian. 01
Henry the 2d. 11
  • Paul the 3d. 03
  • Iulius the 3d. 05
  • Marcellus the 2d.
  • Paul the 4th. 03
  • Alexander de Medicis. 03
  • Cosmo de Medicis. 08
Empr. Germ.
Charles the 5th. 11
Christianus the 3d. 11
Gustanus Ericus. 11
  • Sigismund. 01
  • Sigismund the 2d. 10
Solyman the Magnif. 11
Anno 15558. Elizabeth 45.
  • Mary. 09
  • Iames the 6th. 36
  • Philip the 2d. 40

    Son to Charles the 5th. Emp. and first branch of the Austr. family. This Philip had a sonne named [Page 85] Charles, elder then Philip the third, but hee suffered him to be put to death in the Inquisition.

  • Philip the 3d. 05
  • Sebastian. 20
  • Henry the Cardinall. 02
  • Antonio From whom Philip the 2d. of Spaine took that Kingdome by force.
  • Henry the 2d. 01
  • Francis the 2d. 01
  • Charles the 9th. 14
  • Henry the 3d. 15
  • Henry of Burbon. 14
Emanuel Philibert. Anno. 1558.
  • Paul the 4th. 03
  • Pius the 4th. 06
  • 01
  • Pius the 5th. 05
  • Gregory the 13th. 13
  • Sixtus the 5th. 05
  • Vrban the 7th.
  • Gregory the 14th. 01
  • Innocent the 9th.
  • Clemens the 8th. 11
[Page 86]Florence
Cosmo de Medicis. Father to the late Q. Mother of France.
Emper. Ger­many
  • Ferdinand. 07

    Brother to Charles the 5th. like­wise K. of Bohemia, and Hungarie, and second branch of the Austr. family.

  • Maximilian the 2d. 12
  • Rodulphus the 2d. 26
  • Frederick the 2d. 29
  • Christianus the 4th. 16
  • Gustanus Ericus. 03
  • Ericus Filius. 08
  • Iohn. 24
  • Sigismund. 10
  • Sigismund the 2d. 13
  • 03
  • Henry the 2d. 02
  • Stephen. 10
  • 01
  • Sigismund of Swethland. 16
  • Solyman the Magnif▪ 09
  • Selimus the 2d. 08
  • Amurath the 3d. 20
  • Mahomet the 3d. 08
An. 1603. Iames the first 22.
  • Philip the 3d. 17
  • Philip the 4th. 05
  • Henry of Burbon. 07
  • Lewis the 13th. 15
Charles Emanuel 1620.
  • Clemens the 8th. 02
  • Leo the 11th.
  • Paul the 5th. 16
  • Gregory the 15th. 02
  • Urban the 8th. 02
Emperour of Germany
  • Rodolphus. 10
  • Matthias. 07
  • Ferdinand the 2d. 05

    First of the house of Gratz the 4th branch of the Austrian family. The 3d. having forfeited his right to succession, by marrying a Bur­gers daughter.

Christianus the 4th. 22
Frederick Palatin. Rhen.
  • Sigismund. 04
  • Charles. 10

    [Page 88] Anno 1607. this Charles Vncle to Sigismund, seized the kingdome to himselfe.

  • Gustavus Adolphus. 08
Sigismund of Swethland.
Bethlem Gabor of Transil.

Anno 1620, the Hungarians reject­ed the Germane Government, and chose this man.

  • Achmat. 15
  • Mustapha. 05
  • Osman.
  • Amurath the 4th. 02

PAge 42. l. 1. r. after which there were continuall. Wars betwixt the Emperor, &c. p. 48. l. 3. adde of.


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