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R. AND A. TAYLOR, PRINTERS,
King's visit to Cambridge.-Comedy of Ignoramus.-De-
clining favor of Somerset.--Rise of Villiers.—Part taken
by the archbishop and the queen in his advancement.-
Somerset disappointed of obtaining a general pardon.-
Efforts of the opposing factions.-Detection of Over-
bury's murder.-Confession of Weston.-The king's final
parting with Somerset.-Trial and conviction of Weston,
of Mrs. Turner and other accomplices.-Dilatory mode
of proceeding against the earl and countess of Somerset.-
Ambiguous conduct of James. They are found guilty,
but finally pardoned.-Reflections.—Death of Shake.
spear.-Remarks on his character and works..
Disgrace of Coke. -Various causes of it assigned.-En.
mity of Coke and Bacon.—Bacon's letter of expostula.
tion to Coke.—His letters to the king reflecting on Coke.
-Case of Peacham,-of Oliver St. John.-Dispute be-
tween the king's-bench and chancery.- Affair of com.
mendams.--The judges summoned before the privy-coun.
cil.–Coke's spirited conduct, and dismissal.-Charles
created prince of Wales.- Plan for his marriage to a
French princess.-Lord Hay's embassy,—his pomp and
prodigality.—James congratulates Louis XIII. on the
murder of marshal d'Ancre.-Cautionary towns given up
to the Dutch,.
Earl of Worcester resigns the office of lord-privy-seal to
Villiers created earl of Buckingham.-Lord Ellesmere
resigns—Bacon keeper of the seals.-Circumstances of
Ellesmere's resignation.-His death and character.-
James's visit to Scotland.—He attempts to make himself
head of the church, but is opposed by the parliament
and clergy ;-establishes a court of high commission,-
imposes five new articles on the church ;-leaves the
country in anger.-Court intrigues.-Coke offers his
daughter to Buckingham's brother.--Bacon opposes the
match.-His letters against it to Buckingham and to the
king.–They are displeased, and Bacon offers to promote
the match.-The king's return from Scotland.- Bacon
ill received by Buckingham, but soon restored to favor.
-Coke readmitted to the council-board.—The marriage
solemnized.-Coke's wife supported against him.-Book
of sports.--Sabbatarian controversy.-Conduct of the
lord-mayor of London.- Arrival and reception of a Rus.
sian embassy,-of a Turkish chiaux.-Death and cha-
racter of sir Ralph Winwood....
Liberation of Raleigh.-Occurrences during his imprison.
ment.-His expedition to Guiana.—Return,-imprison.
ment,-death.-King's antipathy to young Raleigh.-
Declaration by authority of the motives for putting Ra.
leigh to death.-Proof that he was sacrificed to Spain.-
Reform of the royal expenditure.-Condemnation of the
lord.treasurer for corruption....
Alarm at the appearance of a comet.Death and character
of the queen.-James makes a speech in the star.cham.
ber.—He judges in person the cause of lady Lake.-
Publication of his works.-Synod of Dort.–Divines sent
thither by James.-Carleton-Hall-Davenant-Ward
-Balcanqual-Goad-Hales.--Account of Selden ;-
his History of tythes.-Conduct of James to him,-to sir
H. Finch.-Rise of lord-keeper Williams.-Progress of
Villiers.--Extravagant grants to him and his family,
Causes of discontent.–Marriage treaty with Spain. -
Suspension of laws against catholics.--Convents founded
in Flanders.-Female jesuits.-The Palatine elected king
of Bohemia.-Letter of Abbot respecting him.-Pacific
politics of James....
1617 To 1620.
James's speech against flocking to London ;-His conduet
to the antiquarian society.--His hostility to the commun
law.-Abuses in the administration of justice.-Chancery.
CHA PT-ER XX.
Affairs of Bohemia.-Negotiations of James.-Embassies
of sir H. Wotton.-His verses on the queen of Bohemia.
-Levies for the war in Germany.—Earl of Oxford.—
James attempts to impose a benevolence.- Negotiations
of lord Herbert of Chirbury.—Behaviour of a French
embassy.- Preparations for a parliament.-Letter of
Bacon,-Proclamation.- Prohibition of talking of state
treasurer.- Arrival of the prince and Buckingham in
England.--Steps taken by their advice to break off the
marriage-treaty.-Recall and honorable conduct of Bris.
tol.—The king compelled into the measures of Bucking-
ham,-his regret and melancholy.-Debates in the coun-
cil concerning a war with Spain.-Violent behaviour of
Buckingham.--His resentment against the lord-keeper
and other councillors.He causes parliament to be as.
sembled, and courts the popular party.-Death of the
duke of Lenox and Richmond.-King's speech to par-
liament disclaiming toleration of the catholics.-Buck.
ingham's false narration of occurrences in Spain.-The
Spanish ambassador démands his head. The house de.
fends him.-Address of both houses in favor of war with
Spain. Temporising conduct of the king.-Supplies
voted. The king overruled by Buckingham.-Letters
from him to the king.–King's speech to parliament.--
Petition against the catholics.—Buckingham accused by
the Spanish ambassadors,—disgraced by the king,--re-
covers himself by the counsels of the lord-keeper.-Cu.
rious intrigues of the lord-keeper.-Impeachment of the
lord-treasurer. - Return and disgrace of Bristol.-Dis.
solution of parliament...
General rejoicing on the change of measures.--Disappoint.
ment.-Marriage treaty with France.-Feeble prepara-
tions for war..Troops sent to serve with the Dutch.-
Expedition fitted out under Mansfeldt.-Its complete
failure.--Sickness and death of king James.-His works
and character.-Anecdotes of him.-His funeral sermon
by Williams.Translation of the bible under his au-