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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,

INTEPSPERSED WITH

HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, AND CRITICAL

NOTES.

VOL. VIII.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR ROBERT DUTTON, GRACECHURCH-STREET.

UNIVERSITY A13809

CONTENTS.

VOI.. VIII.

PAGE

A Philosophical Essay, treating of the most probable Cause of that

grand Mystery of Nature, the Flux and Reflux, or Flowing and Ebbing of the Sea. London, printed by T. M. for T. Passinger, at the Three Bibles, on the middle of London Bridge, 1673. Quarto, containing eighteen pages...........

................. The Character of a Coffee-House, with the Symptomş of a Town-Wit. With Allowance. · April 11th, 1673. London, printed for Jonathan Edwin, at the Three Roses, in Ludgate-street, 1673. Folio, containing eight pages........................................... The grand Concern of England explained, in several Proposals offered

to the Consideration of the Parliament. 1. For payment of special debts. 2. For advancement and encouragement of trade. 3. For raising the rents of lands. In order whereunto, it is proved necessary. I. That a stop be put to further buildings in and about London. II. That the gentry be obliged to live, some part of the year, in the country. III. That registers be settled in every county. IV. That an act for naturalising all foreign Protestants, and indulging them, and his majesty's subjects at home, in matters of conscience, may be passed. V. That the act, prohibiting the importation of Irish cattle, may be repealed. VI. That brandy, coffee, mum, tea, and chocolate, may be prohibited. VII. That the multitude of stage-coaches and caravans may be suppressed. VIII. That no leather may be exported unmanufactured. IX. That a court of conscience be settled for Westminster and all the suburbs of London, and in every city and corporation of England. X. That the extravagant habits and expence of all persons may be curbed, the excessive wages of servants and handicrafts-men may be reduced, and all foreign manufactures may be prohibited. XI. That it may be made lawful to assign bills, bonds, and other securities; and that a course be taken to prevent the knavery of bankrupts. XII. That the Newcastle trade for coals may be managed by commissioners, to the ease of the subjects, and great advantage of the publick. XIII. That the fishing-trade may be vigorously prosecuted, all poor people set at work to make fishing-tackle, and be paid out of the money collected every year for the poor, in the several parishes in England. By a lover of his country, and well-wisher to the prosperity both of the king and kingdoms. London, printed in the year 1673. Quarto, containing sixty-four pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VOL. VIII.

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The Art of good Husbandry, or the Improvement of time: being a sure

way to get and keep money. In a letter to Mr. R. A. by R. T. with

permission, August, 7, 1675. Roger L'Estrange, 1675. Quarto, con-

taining eight pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

A Letter to a Member of Parliament; with two discourses inclosed in it:

1. The one, shewing the reason why a law should pass to punish adul-

tery with death. 2. The other, shewing the reasons why the writ,

de hæretico comburendo, should be abolished.

Non partis siudiis agimur, sed sumsimus arma

Consiliis inimica tuis, ignavia fallax.

-Printed anno 1675, Quarto, containing eight pages. ...... 65

A farther brief and true Narration of the late wars risen in New England,

occasioned by the quarrelsome disposition and perfidious carriage of

the barbarous and savage Indian natives there; with an account of the

fight, the 19th of December last, 1675. London, February 17th,

1075-6. Licensed, Henry Oldenburgh, London, printed by J. D.

for M. K. and are to be sold by the booksellers, 1676. Quarto,

containing eight pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Coffee-Houses vindicated. In answer to the late published character of a

Coffee-House. Asserting from reason, experience, and good authors,

the excellent use and physical vertues of that liquor. With the grand

conveniency of such civil places of resort and ingenious conversation. I

London, printed by J. Lock, fomos Clarke, 1675. Folio, containing

eight pages. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 75

The Character of a Fanatick. By a Person of Quality. London, printed

in the year 1675, Quarto, containing eight pages. · · · · · · 79

A modest Account of the wicked Life of that grand impostor, Lodowick

Muggleton; wherein are related all the remarkable actions he did, and

all the strange accidents that have befallen him ever since his first com.

ing to London, to this 25th of January, 1676. Also, a particular

of those reasons which first drew him to these damnable principles.

With several pleasant stories concerning him, proving his commission

to be but counterfeit, and himself a cheat, from divers expressions

which have fallen from his own mouth. Licensed according to

order, 1676. Quarto, containing six pages. ........ 83

A true and perfect Account of the Examination, Confession, Trial,

Condemnation, and Execution of Joan Perry, and her two sons, John

and Richard Perry, for the supposed murder of William Harrison,

gent. being one of the most remarkable occurrences which hath hap-

pened in the meniory of man, sent in a letter (by Sir T. O. of Burton,

in the county of Gloucester, knight, and one of his majesty's justices

of the peace) to T. S. doctor of physick in London. Likewise Mr.

Harrison's own account, how he was conveyed into Turkey, and there

made a slave for above two years; and then, his inaster, which brought

him there, dying, how he made his escape, and what hardship he en-

dured; who, at last, through the providence of God, returned to

England, while he was supposed to be murdered; here having been his

man-servant arraigned, who falsly impeached his own mother and bro-

ther, as guilty of the murder of his master; they were all three arraign-

ed,convicted, and executed on Broadway-hills, in Gloucestershire. Lon-

don, printed for Rowland Reynolds, next Arundel-gate, over against

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