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WARWICK's black envy SOMERSET enthrals, And, mourned by many, the Protector falls ; Now, with Northumbria's coronet elate, WARWICK, unconscious of approaching fate, Rules the young monarch.-EDWARD's early
doom, Changes his crown already for a tomb. Christchurch, Bartholomew, and Bridewell bear A liberal witness of his fostering care ;* Religion too began to own reform, When the bright prospect, black’ning to a storm, With EDWARD vanish'd quite ;t-and Mary
* The King compleated the endowments of these IIospitals a few days before his death, with £600 per Annum from t.e Savoy.
HOLIACSII ED. + Edward was an Au: hor; Nolingshed says he write a most elegant Ccmedy, called the Whore of Babylon; of which, as of several other of his productions, llorace Walpole avers, “All the subjects were religious, all the conduct farcical.”
CATALOGUE OF ROYAL AUTHORS. The cost of his Household was, the first year, £49,187; the second, £46,902; the third, £46,100; the fourth, £ 100,378; the fifth, 162,863; the sixth, 265,923.
SUMMARY OF THE REIGN OF
MARY TIIE FIRST.
Born, A. D. 1515. Accession, 1553. Married Philip II. of Spain, at Winchester, 1554 Reigned Five Years, Four Months, and Eleven Days. Dięd November 17th, 155&. Buried at Westminster.
PRINCIPAL Eyeșts. Marriage of the Queen with Philip of Spain, who drew his sword on landing; which arrogant action' was variously interpreted. Suppression of the reformed religion, and a persecution of its professors, unexampled since that of the Christians in the reign of Dioclesian, the Roman Emperor: in addition to many executions and oppressions on the score of opinions in this reign, there were burnt alive-one Archbishop; five Bishops; twenty-one Clergymen ; eight Gentlemen; eighty-four Artificers; one hundred Husbandmen, Servants, and Labourers; twenty-six Wives; twenty Widows; nine Maidens; two Boys; and two Infants ; besides many who perished by imprisonment. Rebellion and execution of Thomas Wyatt. Executions of Lord Guildford Dudley, Lady Jane Grey, the Dukes of Northumberland and Suffolk. The Great Harry, a ship of a thousand tons, burnt at Woolwich by the negligence of the mariners. Several dearths, and one succeeded by such a year of plenty, that Wheat fell from £2...13s...4d. per quarter, to 5s. Calais taken from the English, who have never since had possessions in France.
Eminent Persons. Archbishop Cranmer; Bishops Hooper, Ridley, Latimer, Ferrer, Rogers, and Saunders, Taylor, and many others of the
Clergy Clergy who suffered for their religion. Cardinal Pole, Bishops Gardiner, Bonner, Thirlby, &c. wbo were fiery supporters of the Papal power. Lord Stafford.
Popes. Julius III. 1550. Marcellus II. 1555. Paul IV. 1555.
Kings and Queen.
MARY THE FIRST,
“ But she, I ween, was not that virgin mild “ The Poet wooes along sequestered grove."
“For, tho' sometimes each dreary pause between,
“ Dejected pity by her side,
“ Her soul-subduing voice applied, “ Yet still she kept her wild unaltered mien.”
“ Sum Marie, male grata patri, male grata marito,..
“ Cælo invisa, meæ pestis atrox patriæ ; “ Nulla aberat labes, nisi quod fuit addita custos “ Fida pudicitiæ, forma maligna mez.”
As the Mimosa from ungentle hand,
Recoiling, closes quick its trembling leaves : So shrinks the muse to sing her native land
Sway'd by remorseless bigotry.-It grieves My inmost heart to read a inind so fell, Found room in any British form to dwell ; And more it irks me still to think, A sex which forms the intermediate link 'Twixt men and angels, e'er shou'd own The blood-stain'd animal, whose throne, For six disgraceful and polluted years, Saw Superstition's fires, unquench'd by Virtue's tears.
Black shades of BONNER, GARDINER, arise !
pride, Spirits ætherial soar, whose worth you dared
despise ; See white-rob'd LATIMER, by CRANMER's side, HOOPER and Ridley, leading martyrs blest, Who feel, (could angels ever feel distrest,) Sorrow that this our much-lov'd parent earth, To souls so very mean as your's gave birth.
How sensitive are we of latter times?