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THE

HARLEIAN MISCELLANY;

OR, A

COLLECTION.

OF

SCARCE, CURIOUS, AND ENTERTAINING

PAMPHLETS AND TRACTS,

AS WELL IN MANUSCRIPT AS IN PRINT,

FOUND IN THE LATE

EARL OF OXFORD'S LIBRARY,

INTERSPERSED WITH

HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, AND CRITICAL

NOTES.

VOL. X.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR ROBERT DUTTON, GRACECHURCH-STREET.

1810.

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CONTENTS.

PAGR

A RELATION of the late wicked contrivance of Stephen Blackhead and

Robert Young, against the lives of several persons, by forging an Associ-

ation under their hands. Written by the Bishop of Rochester. In two

parts. The first part being a relation of what passed at the three exami-

nations of the said Bishop, by a committee of the Lords of the Privy

council. The second being an account of the two above-mentioned

authors of the forgery. In the Savoy : Printed by Edward Jones, 1692.

Quarto, containing seventy-six pages ·

The second part of the relation of the late wicked contrivance against the

lives of several persons, by forging an Association under their hands :

Being a farther account of the said forgery, and of the two authors of it,

Stephen Blackhead and Robert Young, alias Youngs, alias Brown, alias

Hopkins, alias Hutt, alias Green, alias Jones, alias Smith, alias, &c.

Written by the Bishop of Rochester. Imprimatur, November 25, 1692,

Edmond Bohuu

26

A letter to a friend concerning a French invasiot, to restore the late King

James to his throne: and what may be expected from him, should be be.

successful in it. Loudon: Printed, and are to be sold by Randal Taylor,

near Amen-corner, 1692. Quarto, containing thirty-two pages

112

A diary of the siege and surrender of Limerick, with the articles at large,

both civil and military. Published by authority. London: Printed for

R. Taylor, near Stationers' Hall, 1692. Quarto, containing thirty-six

pages

The pretences of the French invasion examined, for the information of the

people of England. London: Printed for R. Clavel, at the Peacock, in

St. Paul's Church-yard, 1692. Quarto, containing twenty pages.. •..• 150

The true and genuine explanation of one K. James's declaration. Printed

in the year 1693. Quarto, containing four pages....

159

The Chaplains' petition to the honourable House for redress of grievances.

By one of the Camp chaplains. London: Printed for the use of the petiti-

oners; and sold by Thomas Ranew in Fleet-street, near Temple-Bar,

1693. Quarto, containing four pages..

162

The petition of the ladies of London and Westminster to the honourable

House for husbands. London, Printed for Mary Want-man, the Fore-

maid of the petitioners; and sold by A. Roper in Fleet-street, 1693.

Quarto, containing four pages

166

The petition of the widows, in and about London and Westminster for a re-

dress of their grievances. London: Printed for the use of the wide-o's,

1693. Quarto, containing four pages. .

170

An humble remonstrance of the batchelors, in and about London, to the

honourable house, in answer to a late paper, iutitled, “ A petition of the

ladies for husbands.” London : Printed for, and sold by the bookselling

batchelors, in St. Paul's Church-yard. Quarto, containing four pages : 175

A new bill, drawn up by a committee of grievances, in reply to the ladies and

batchelors petition and remonstrance, &c. Quarto, containing four pages 179

The vindication of that hero of political learning, Nicholas Machiavel, the

second Tacitus. MS.

.... 183

an account of the late terrible earthquake in Sicily, with most of its parti-

culars, Done from the Italian copy printed at Rome. London: Printed

for Richard Baldwin, near the Oxford-arms in Warwick-lane, 1693.

Quarto, containing thirty-six pages......

187

A compendious history of the taxes of France, and of the oppressive methods

of raising them. London: Printed by J. M. and B. B. for Richard Baldwin,

near the Oxford-arms, in Warwick-lane, 1694. Quarto, containing forty

pages

200

Encouragement for seamen and mariners. In two parts. Being a proposed

method for the more speedy and effectual furnishing their Majesties

royal navy with able seamen and mariners: And for saving those immense

sums of money, yearly expended in attending the sea press. In order to

prevent those many mischiefs and abuses daily committed, by disorderly

press-masters, both at sea and land, to the great prejudice of their Ma-

jesties, and injury of the subject. By George Everett, shipwright.

London: Priuted in the year 1695. Quarto, containing twenty-four pager 221

Some particular matters of fact relating to the administration of affairs in

Scotland, under the Duke of Lauderdale. · Folio, containing one sheet.: 232

An essay on writing, and the art' and mystery of printing. A translation

out of the anthology. From a broad-side, printed at London, in the

year 1696 ...

238

A letter of advice to a friend, upon the modern argument of the lawfulness

of simple fornication,' half-adultery, and polygamy. Printed, 1696. ,

Quarto, containing fourteen pages

240

The parable of the three jackdaws, &c. Printed in the year 1696. Quarto,

containing four pages

248

England's calamities discovered : With the proper remedy to restore ber

ancient grandeur and policy. Humbly presented by James Whiston.

London : Printed for the author, and are to be sold by Joseph Fox, in

Westminster-hall, R. Clavel at the Peacock in Fleet-street, and T. Minton

at the Anchor under the Royal Exchange, 1696. Quarto, containing

forty pages :

254

A view of the court of St. Germain, from the year 1690 to 95. With an

account of the entertainment Protestants meet with there. Directed to

the male-content Protestants of England. London : Printed for R. Bald-

win, near Oxford-arms inn, in Warwick-lane, 1696. Quarto, containing

thirty pages

274'

The wars and causes of them, between England and France, from William

the First to William the Third, with a treatise of the Salique Law. By

D. J. and revised by R. C. Esq. 1697. Duodecimo, containing seventy-

two pages

284

Contemplations upon life and death: With serious reflexions ou the mise-

ries that attend human life, in every station, degree, and change thereof.

Written by a person of quality, in his confinement, a little before his

death ; shewing the vavity of the desire of long life, and the fear of

death. With a true copy of the paper delivered to the Sheriffs upon the

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