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MANUSCRIPTS,

AND

OTHER RARE DOCUMENTS,

ILLUSTRATIVE OF

SOME OF THE MORE MINUTE PARTICULARS

OF

English History, Biography, and manners,

FROM THE

REIGN OF HENRY VIII. TO THAT OF JAMES I.

PRESERVED IN THE

MUNIMENT ROOM OF JAMES MORE MOLYNEUX, ESQ.

AT LOSELEY HOUSE, IN SURREY.

“Now come tidings of weddings, maskings, mummeries, entertainments, jubilees.
embassies, tilts and tournaments, trophies, triumphs, revels, sports, plays : then
again, as in a new-shifted scene, treasons, cheating tricks, robberies, enormous villa-
nies in all kinds, funerals, burials, deaths of princes, now comical then tragical
matters.” Democritus to the Reader, Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy.

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942.05

K 32

217925

J. B. NICHOLS AND SON, 25, PARLIAMENT STREET.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The following Collection of MSS. has been preserved at the venerable old mansion, LOSELEY, near Guildford in Surrey. They will be found of a mixed character, connected with passages in history and biography, with the entertainments of the Court, with the internal regulations of the country under the Magistracy, and in some instances with the minor relations of domestic life. They cannot be expected, in a general point of view, to compete with the valuable historical collections of State Papers and Letters which have been derived from public depositories; yet it may truly be said that they contain many papers on subjects of interest, to which none parallel are to be found in those collections, and they will afford, as the Editor conceives, a very correct idea of the state of society and political government in the 16th and early part of the 17th centuries.

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