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pretended to indulge most both within and without him : But this he soone retracted, carying such an awfull reverence to his own countrimen, who had chastised him in his mother's belly, as he durst not displease them, out of feare to finde himselfe desert, ed. It being past peradventure that he never looked upon the English as friends, the cause he rejoyced in nothing more than promoting excesse, by which he hoped to ruine nobility and gentry. But however remote his affections were, he durst not but banish Ramsey the court; a poore satisfaction for Herbert, that was left nothing to testify his man-hood but a beard and children, by that daughter of the last great Earle of Oxford,' whose lady was brought to his bed, under the notion of his mistris, and from such a virtuous deceit she is said to proceed.
* Pembroke's first wife, here mentioned, was Susan, daughter of Edward Vere, Earl of Oxford, by whom he had seven sons and three daughters. After her death, he married the incomparable heiress of the
26. One thing was then remarkable at Croydon field, that none but Sir Edward Sackville, of the English, went on the Scots side, and he out of love to the Lord Bruce, whom after he killed in a duell : which was so ill taken by his countrymen, as“ divers protested, that if the fray had succeeded, he was the first likely to have fallen.'
27. The second matter of worth in the
house of Clifford, Annė, daughter of George, Earl of Cumberland, equally celebrated for the manlier virtues of fortitude and magnanimity, and for those of female virtue, charity, and beneficence. If female spirit, either by descent or alliance, could have mended the poverty of her husband's, he might have derived it from his mother or his lady. - Sir Edward Sackville, afterwards Earl of Dorset. An account of his desperate duel with Lord Bruce, of Kinloss, may be found in the Guardian. Lord Bruce's heart, inclosed in a silver case, was lately discovered in the family vault, at Valley-field, in the county of Fife, in Scotland. Lord Clarendon darkly confirms the popular tradition, which avers, that the cause of quarrel was Sackville's having seduced a sister of the Lord Bruce. If this be true, it might be the charms of his mistress, as much as friendship for her brother, that led him to adhere to the Scottish party in the brawl mentioned in the text. .
verses concerns Mr Edward Hawly, an intimate acquaintance of mine, who, coming to court on a grand day, Maxwell (more famous for this and wealth, than civility or education, not being ever able to read or write) led him out of the roome by a black string he wore in his eare, a fashion then much in use. But this had like to have cost warme bloud, Hawly appearing of another temper than he at Croydon. Besides, being of Greyes Inne, not only his society, but all the gentry in London, tooke themselves concern'd so farre, as mere strangers flock'd to his chamber, and though more than needed, (he being apt enough
for revenge himselfe,) they besought him - to remember he had the honour of all the
English gentry in his handes, and if managed with gallantry and discretion, he should find enough to stand by him ; many offering to become his seconds, which he could not accept, having before made choice of Mr John Thoroughgood, since knighted, who told Maxwell, if he refused to fight,
Hawly would kill him where ever he met with an opportunity ; which so frighted King James, that he sent for the benchers, and, through the mediation of Chancelour Bacon, formerly of the same society, tooke up the quarrell, forcing the Scot to give humble satisfaction to a quiet admission of what Mr Hawly should desire : And farther to solder up the breach, the students of Greyes Inne performed an exquisite maske before his majesty, by whom they were after invited to a great banquet'; whereat the gentlemen, something contrary to the rules of civility, were so hasty, as to scramble rather than feed; for which they underwent a sharp censure, being in the presence of many Scots, who looked upon it with scorne, though owned themselves for masters of no great modesty. Besides, when they kissed the king's hand, many put it to their lips with their own, looked on at court for a low absurdity.
28. The third relates to one Murry, who killed, by the helpe of his men, a sargeant
that came to arrest him under or neare Ludgate ; for which, more to satisfy the sheriffes of London, than justice, the two servants were hanged, and the master, who was principall, though with some difficulty, escaped. But the Lord Zankor found no such favour for killing Turner the fencer, who was a man of eminent parts, and so better deserved it, yet his servants and he were executed ;' by whose death the
• Robert, sixth Lord Crichton of Sanquhar, had the misfortune to lose an eye, in a trial of skill, with one Turner, a fencing-master. It is said, that he had no thought of revenging what was a mere accident on the part of Turner, until at Paris, Henry IV, understanding he had lost his eye in a rencontre, asked him emphatically, If the man yet lived who had done him such an injury? This question Lord Sanquhar unfortunately understood as a hint, that his honour could not subsist with the life of Turner; and accordingly he had the poor man shot in his own school, seven years after his receiving the offence, for which he took so bloody a revenge. At his execution, his firm, yet composed demeanour, with the high character he had enjoyed, for courage, talents, and accomplishments, greatly moved the compassion of the spectators; which, however, abated, when they saw that he died'a catholic.