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SCARCE, CURIOUS, AND ENTERTAINING
PAMPHLETS AND TRACTS,
AS WELL IN MANUSCRIPT AS IN PRINT,
FOUND IN THE LATE
EARL OF OXFORD'S LIBRARY,
HISTORICAL, POLITICAL, AND CRITICAL
PRINTED FOR ROBERT DUTTON, GRACECHURCH-STREET.
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 V. That the act, prohibiting the importation of Irish cattle, may be repealed.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.