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THE ACCESSION OF HENRY VIII. TO THE PRESENT TIME.
A New Edition,
RE-ARRANGED, AND ENRICHED WITH SEVERAL
REV. FRANCIS WRANGHAM, M.A. F.R.S.
OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
IN SIX VOLUMES.
Triumph, my Britain ! Thou hast those to show,
(Æsch. ‘Enl. ETT6 On6. 431.)
PRINTED FOR J. MAWMAN, LUDGATE STREET ; AND FOR
BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY, PATERNOSTER ROW.
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY.*
This gallant gentleman, of whom it has been justly said, that he approached more nearly to the idea of a perfect knight than any character of any age or nation,' was born Nov. 29, 1554, at Penshurstf
* AUTHORITIES. Dr. Zouch's Memoirs of Sir Philip Sidney.
+ From Ben Johnson's description of this place we learn that, though not embellished with works of touch or marble, with polished pillars or a roof of gold, it had better proofs of it's excellency in the fertility of it's soil, the salubrity of it's air, and it's charming scenery of wood and water;
• Thou hast thy walks for health as well as sport,
At His great birth, where all the Muses met.' (Forest, ii.) This oak, to which Waller also alludes, as
The sacred mark