tion-IX. SOME CONVENTS ON EXAMINATION APPEARING VERY VIR-
TUOUS: Some convents retaining their primitive piety; but too few to
preserve the rest-X. THE GENERALITY OF MONASTERIES NOTORIOUSLY
VICIOUS : Charitable premisses. Read, and blush, and sigh-A coltish
trick served upon the monks of Waltham. More talk than truth of
under-ground vaults-Provision made for their lust. Charity best in
doubtful evidence-A Sodom in Sion nunnery-XI. ABBOTS wil.
LINGLY-UNWILLING RESIGNED THEIR MONASTERIES TO
Monks, persuaded into a resignation, strive who should be the fore-
most-The surrender of the warden and friars of St. Francis in Stan-
ford-A more humble form of surrender--Betwixt first and last no
great difference-XII. THE SEAL OF ARMS OF THE MITRED ABBEYS
in ENGLAND: The design of the work. The arms of Tavistock, of
Glastonbury, of Middleton, of Malmsbury, of Abingdon, of Reading,
of Hide, of Battle, of St. Augustine, of Gloucester, of Tewkesbury, of
Winchcomb, of Cirencester, of St. Alban's, of St. John's of Jerusalem,
of Waltham, of ('olchester, of Bury, of St. Benet's, of Thorney, of
Ramsey, of Peterborough, of Crowland, of Bardoey and Evesham, of
Shrewsbury, of Selby, of York-XIII. THE LORD Darcy's EXTRAC-
TION JUSTLY VINDICATED: A causeless aspersion grounded on passion.
What the lord Marney was—Three noble branches of the Darcyes in
the north-Thomas lord Darcy-XIV. The ANCIENT English NOBI-
LITY GREAT LOSERS BY THE DISSOLUTION OF ABBEYS : Ancient nobi.
lity losers. Good rents ill paid. Services wholly lost, with the com-
modity of corrodies-XV. THE PREMISSES PROVED BY INSTANCE IN
THE FAMILY OF The Berkeleys: Robert Derby, last abbot of Crox-
ton-XVI. INGRATITULE TO THEIR FOUNDERS, 4 GRAND FAULT IN
MANY ABBEYS: If unthankful, all bad-Great bounty ill-requited.
Summum jus—Another instance of ingratitude-A cause of their ruin.
An over-wise conceit easily confuted. Strong faith to believe so much
of king Henry's charity. Pages 200-237.