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The grand Designs of the Papists, in the reign of our late sovereign

Charles the First, an now carried on against his present majesty,
his government, and the protestant religion. Imprimatur Guil. Jane,

Nov. 2. 1678. London. printed by Henry Hills, Anno 1678. Quarto,

containing forty pages. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 183

The Act of Parliament of the twenty-seventh of Queen Elisabeth, to

preserve the queen's person, the protestant religion, and government,

from the attempts of the papists, then big with hopes of a popish

successor ; with the association the protestants then entered into, to
the ends aforesaid, till the parliament could meet, and provide for

their necessary preservations; Together with some sober and seasona-

ble queries upon the same. By a sincere Protestant, and true friend

to his country, 1679. Folio, containing six pages. · · · · · 207

The Antiquity and Dignity of Parliaments. Written by Sir Robert

Cotton. Printed Anno Dom. 1679. Folio, containing thirteen

pages. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 216

A brief Relation of a wonderful Accident, a Dissolution of the Earth

in the Forest of Charnwood, about two miles from Loughborough,

in Leicestershire; lately done, and discovered, and resorted to, by

many people, both old, and young. Published by two lovers of art,

I. C. and 1. W. Quarto, containing six pages, MDC,LXXIX. • • 228

A Narrative of the wicked Plots carried on by Seignior Gondamore,

for advancing the Popish Religion and Spanish Faction. Heartily re-

commended to all protestants, by Richard Dugdale, gent.

" Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,

but rather reprove them; for it is a shame even to speak of

those things, which are done of them in secret. Ephes. v.

11, 12."

London, printed 1679. Folio, containing sixteen pages. ... . 231

Belvoir : Being a Pindarick Ode upon Belvoir Castle, the seat of the

Earls of Rutland, made in the year 1679. MS. . . . . . . . 249

Ajust Vindication of Learning : or, an humble Address to the High

Court of Parliament, in behalf of the Liberty of the Press. By


Sub bono principe sentire licet que velis, & quæ sentias dicere.

London, 1679. Quarto, containing twenty-four pages..... 290

Day Fatality: or, some Observation of Days lucky and unlucky; con-

cluding with some Remarks upon the fourteenth of October, the au-

spicious birth-day of his Royal Highness James Duke of York.

Atavis qui regibus editus,

ciugustissimo Carolo proximus.

Num. XXVII. 8, 9.

“ In hoc Die tuo. In this thy Day.” Luc. xix. 42.

Printed in 1679. Folio, containing eight pages. ....... 300

A Disputation : Proving, that it is not convenient to grant unto Mi.

nisters secular jurisdiction; and to make them Lords and Statesmen in

Parliament. London, printed in the year 1679. Quarto, containing

thirty-six pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310


Discourses upon the modern Affairs of Europe, tending to prove that

the illustrious French Monarchy may be reduced to terms of greater

moderation. 1680, Quarto, containing twenty-four pages · · 336

Advice to a Soldier, in two Letters, written to an Officer in the English

Army, proper to be exposed at the present time, while the peace of

Christendom (if not the liberty of it) seems to be very short lived,

1680. Quarto, containing fourteen pages. · · · · · · · · 353

A Letter from a Minister to his Friend, concerning the Game of Chess,

1680. From a broadside. . . . . · · · · · · · · · 30

The Character of an Ill-Court Favourite: Representing the mischiefs

that flow from Ministers of State, when they are more great than

good; the arts they use to seduce their masters; and the unhappiness

of princes that are cursed with such destructive servants. Translated

out of French. Quarto, containing twenty-two pages. London,

printed in the reign of King Charles the Second, :....: 364

The last Speech and dying Words e f Thomas (Lord alias Colonel) Pride;

being touched in conscience for his inhuman murder of the Bears in

the Bear-Garden, when he was high sheriff of Surrey. Taken in

short-hand, by T. S. late clerk to his lordship's brewhouse. London,

printed for C. W. 1680. Quarto, containing twelve pages. . . . 380

Articles of High Treason, and other high Crimes and Misdemeanors

against the Duchess of Portsmouth : . . . . . . . . . 387

A Discourse touching Tangier. In a Letter to a Person of Quality. To

which is added, The Interest of Tangier, by another hand. London,

printed in the year 1680. Quarto, containing forty-eight pages. , : 391

A Letter to the Earl of Shaftsbury, this 9th of July, 1680. From Tom

Tell-Troth, a downright Englishman. Folio, containing four pages. 410

A Narrative of unheard of Popish Cruelties towards Protestants beyond

Seas : or, a New Account of the Bloody Spanish Inquisition, pub-

lished as a caveat to protestants, by Mr. Dugdale. London, printed

for John Hancock, at the Three Bibles, in Pope's Head Alley, over

against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, 1680. Folio, containing

thirty-two pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414

A Copy of a Letter sent by E. B. an eminent Quaker in London, to

the Pope at Rome, transmitted thence by Cardinal Bromio, to a per-

son of quality in England. With a copy of the faculties granted to

John Locet, Englishman aud Priest at Rome, 1678, for England,

Scotland, and all the king's dominions, Ireland excepted. Printed

in 1680. Folio, containing two pages. . . . . . . . . . . 436

The Papists Bloody Oath of Secrecy, and Litany of Intercession, for

the carrying on of this present plot, with the manner of taking the oath

upon the entering into any grand conspiracy against the protestants.

As it was taken in the chapel belonging to Barmbow-Hall, the resi.

dence of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, from William Rushton, a popish

priest, by me Robert Bolron, together with some further informations

relating to the plot, and murther of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey. Jovis

16mo. Die Decembris, 1680.

Ordered, that Mr. Robert Bolron have liberty from this house to

print and publish the said Oath of Secrecy and Litany.

William Goldsbrough, Cler. Dom. Com.


London, printed for Randal Taylor, near Stationers-Hall, 1680. Folio,

containing twenty-four pages. · · · · · · · · · · · · · 441

Magnalia Naturæ': or, the Philosopher's Stone, lately exposed to publick

sight and sale. Being a true and exact account of the manner how

Wenceslaus Seilerus, the late famous Projection-maker, at the Em-

peror's court at Vienna, came by and made away with a very great

quantity of powder of projection, by projecting with it before the

emperor, and a great many witnesses selling it, &c. for some years

past. Published at the request, and for the satisfaction of several

curious, especially of Mr. Boyle, &c. By John Joachim Becher, one

of the council of the emperor, and a commissioner for the examen of

this affair.

Quid igitur ingrati sumus? Cur invidemus etsi veritas divinitatis (gure per

ea que sat intelligi potest, Rom, i. 20.) nostri temporis ætate maturuit.

Minut, Felix

London, printed by Thomas Dawks, his majesty's British printer,

living in Black-Friars, sold also by La Curtiss, in Goat-court on Lud

gate-hill, 1680. Quarto, containing thirty-eight pages. . . . . 452

The Inconveniences of a Long Continuance of the same Parliament.

Printed in 1680. Folio, containing four pages. ....472

Absalom's Conspiracy or, the Tragedy of Treason. London, printed

in the year 1680. Folio, containing two pages. . . . . . . . 478

The Earl of Strafford's Letter to the King, to pass the Bill occasioned

by the tumult of the Apprentices, taken from the original copy. Lon-

don, printed for Thomas Burrel, 1680. Folio, containing two pages 480

Memoirs of Queen Mary's Days; wherein the Church of England and

all the inhabitants may plainly see, (if God hath not suffered them to

be infatuated) as in a glass, the sad effects which follow a popish suc-

cessor, enjoying the crown of England. Humbly tendered to the con-

sideration of, &c. Folio, containing four pages. ...... 482

A Dialogue between Sam the Ferryman of Dochet, Will a Waterman

of London, and Tom a Bargeman of Oxford, upon the king's calling a

parliament to meet at Oxford. London, printed in 1681. Quarto,

containing twenty-nine pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . 488

The Character of a disbanded Courtier, 1681. Folio, containing two

pages. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 509

The Emperor's Concessions to his Protestant Subjects of Hungary, as

they were sent from Vienna in Latin, and are now translated out of

the original copy. London, printed in 1681. Folio, containing two

pages. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 511

A Letter to a Person of Honour, concerning the King's disavowing the

having been married to the Duke of Monmouth's mother. Quarto,

containing twenty-four pages. ..............518

The Tears of the Press, with Reflexions on the present State of Eng-

land. London, printed and are to be sold by Richard Janeway, in

Queen's Head Alley, in Paternoster Row, 1681. Quarto, containing

nine pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527

The last Memorial of the Spanish Ambassador, faithfully translated into

English, London, printed for Francis Smith, at the Elephant and


Castle, near the Royal Exchange, in Cornhill, 1681. Folio, con-

taining two pages. · · · · · .... . . . . . . . . 530

Historical Collections of the Church of Jreland, during the reigns of

King Henry VIII, Edward VI, and Queen Mary: wherein are

several material passages, omitted by other historians, concerning the

nianner how that kingdom was first converted to the Protestant Reli-

gion; and how, by the providence of God, Dr. Cole, a bloody agent

of Queen Mary, was prevented in his designs against the Protestants

there : Set forth in the life and death of George Browne, sometime

Archbishop of Dublin, who was the first of the Romish clergy in Tre-

land that threw off the Pope's supremacy, and forsook the idolatrous

worship of Rome; with a Sermon of his on that subject. Printed at

London, and sold by Randal Taylor, 1681. Quarto, containing

twenty pages. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 534

The last Speech of Mr. Oliver Plunket, titular Primate of Ireland, who

was executed at Tyburn, on Friday the first of this instant July, 1681.

Written by his own hand. London, printed by N. Thompson, 1681.

Folio, containing four pages. · · · · · · · . . . . . . 548

The Pope's Dreadful Curse; being the form of Excommunication of the

Church of Rome. . Taken out of the Leger-book of the Church of

Rochester, now in the custody of the Dean and Chapter there. Writ

by Ernulfus the bishop. London, printed and are to be sold by L. C.

on Ludgate Hill, 1681. Folio, containing two pages. . . . . . 553

A Letter from Paris, from Sir George Wakeman to his friend Sir W.S.

in London. Printed for T. B. in the year 1681. Folio, containing

two pages. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 555

A Voice from the Dead : or, the Speech of an old noble Peer; being

the excellent orations of the learned and famous Boetius, to the Em-

peror Theodoricus. London, printed and sold by Richard Janeway,

1681. Quarto, containing eight pages. . . . . . . . . . . 557

The Honour and Courage of our English Parliaments, in the reign of

Queen Elisabeth, of ever blessed memory, in defending of her, and the

Protestant Religion, expressed in some of the preambles of the Acts for

Subsidies, granted to that famous Princess.

Post tot

Tendimus in Latium?

" That man, who doth not defend his religion and country, hay-

ing the law on his side, will, either through slavish fear, or

for base interest, when times change, most certainly give up,

and sacrifice both."

London, printed for John Wickins, at the White-Hart, against St.

Dunstan's Church, in Fleet-Street, 1681. Quarto, containing twenty-

four pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500





The most probable Cause of that grand Mystery of Nature,



London : Printed by T. M. for T. Passinger, at the Three Bibles, on the middle of

London Bridge, 1673. Quarto, containing eighteen pages.

To the learned and judicivus Sir John Marsham, of Whoornes-Place in

Kent, Knight and Burunet, one of the six clerks of his Majesty's High Court of Chancery.

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Your most affectionate Servant,



THERE is a huge variety of opinions, that intitle themselves to have

unwound the cause of this grand mystery of nature, the flux and reflux of the sea; but they are erected upon untenable principles, and so intwined and complicated, that I may say of them, as Florus did of the mountainous inhabitants of the Alps, Pluris erat invenire quam vincere; it is a greater difficulty to trace out and unravel them, than to subvert or dismantle them.


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