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"Fostered she was with milke of Irishe brest,

"Her sire an Earl; the dame of Prince's blood.

"From tender yeres in Britaine she doth rest,

"With Kinges childe, where she tasteth costly foode,

"Honsdon did first present her to mine yien,

"Bright is her hewe, and Geraldine* she hight;

"Hampton me taught to wishe her first for mine,

"And Windsor, alas! doth chase me from her sight;

«« Her beauty of kinde, her virtue from above, "Happy is he that can obtain her lovcf

Warton calls this little Ode of Lord Surry's, exquiiite.

"The sootej seasoun that bud and bloom forth brings,

"With grene hath clad the hill and eke the vale; "The nightingale, with feathers new she sings, "The turtle to her mate hath told her tale.

* She was Daughter of Lord Kildare.

f He never gamed her, she married the Earl of Lincoln.

t Sweet.


"Soraer is come, for every spray now springs;

"The hart has hung his old hed on the pale; "The buck, in brake, his winter coate he flings;

"The fishes flete with new repayred scale.

"The adder all her slough away she flings, "The swallow swift pursueth the flies smale;

"The busy bee, her honey now she mings,* "Winter is worne,f that was the flower's bale*

* Mingles. Y Past. t B.ine



Born, A. D. 1536. Proclaimed, January 31st, 1547. Crowned at Westminster, February 20th, 1548. Reigned Six Years. Died, unmarried, July 6th, 1553. Buried at Westminster.

Principal Events.

The Reformed Religion encouraged. Kcts' Rebellion suppressed by Warwick. The Scotch defeated at Musselborough, Lord Seymour, and the Protector Somerset, beheaded. Christ's Hospital, St. Thomas's, and Bridewell, founded. A President and Council appointed for the government of Wales The Sweating Sickness began at Shrewsbury, and was very fatal throughout England. The Woollen Trade tiiken from the monopoly of a Company of German Merchants, and made general. The Bishopric of Westminster suppressed. The Psalms versified by Sternhold and Hopkins. Two Witnesses made necessary to the attainder or condemnation of persons accused of Treason.

Eminent Persons.

Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury. Heath and Day, Bishops of Worcester and Chichester. Lord Seymour. Dukes of Somerset and Northumberland. Guildford.. Lord Dudley. Lady Jane Grey.

Cotemporary Sovereigns.

Paul III. 1534 Julius III. 1550

Emperors. Emperors. EDWARD THE SIXTH.

t>f Germany (and King of Spain J.—Charles V. 1547. Of the Turks.—Soliman II. 1520.

Kings and Queen.

Of France.—Henry II. 1547.
Of Portugal.—John III. 1521.
Of Denmark.—Christian III. 1534.
Of Sweden.—Gustavus Vasa, 1522.
OfScotUnd.—Mary, 1542:

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"Men perish in advance, as if the sun "Should set 'ere noon!

"To man, why, Stepdame Nature, so severe,

"AVhy thrown aside thy master-piece half wrought?"


"The King discovered great towardness and all honest qualities; he should be taken as a singular gift of God; he read Cato, Vives and JEsop, and conned very pleasantly."

Doctor Cox, (Tutor to Edward VI.)

"Senex, juvenis convictu, factus sum melior; ac, sobrietateir, temperantiam, verecundiam, linguae moderationem, modestiam, pudicitiain, integritatem, quam, juvenis a sene discere debuerat, a juvene Senex didici."


Protector Somerset the power maintained

Of Sov'reign, when at first young Edward reigned;

The Scots, defeated on their native plains,*
Of Pinkey House in sweetly plaintive strains,
Still sing and celebrate with patriot pride,
Their valiant chiefs who fought, and, fighting.died.

* The war with the Scotch was intended to enforce a match between Edward and the young Queen Mary. On this occasion the Earl of Huntley said to Somerset, that " he disliked not the match, but hated the manner of wooing."


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