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David for his other kingdoms, The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up ;' that the endowing of bishoprics, the erecting of colleges, the buying out of impropriations, the assigning of glebes, the repairing of old and the erecting of new churches, hath consumed and taken up all, or the far greater part, of his revenues in Scotland and Ireland."


The wisdom of the king is extolled in terms of the grossest adulation; but from the following enu- meration of the advancement of the various interests of the three kingdoms during his reign, the impartial historian will find little to subtract:...." The Scotish feuds quite abolished, the schools of the prophets new adorned, all kind of learning highly improved, manufactures at home daily invented, trading abroad exceedingly multiplied, the borders of Scotland peaceably governed, the north of Ireland religiously planted, the East India well traded, Persia, China and the Mogor visited, lastly, all the ports of Europe, Asia, Africa and America to our red crossed freed and opened. And they are all the actions and true born children of king James his peace."

It is somewhat singular that, in the enumeration of king James's merits with respect to religion, the bishop should have omitted all mention of his care for the completion of a new version of the bible. This great work was undertaken in performance of a promise made by the king at the Hampton-court

* Somers Tracts, vol. ii. p. 33. 3rd edit.


conference, and Dr. Reynolds, the great champion of the puritans, by whom it was there suggested, was one of the divines engaged in its execution. The translators were in number forty-seven; they were divided into six companies, to each of which a portion of the scriptures was assigned. Rules for their proceeding were drawn up by his majesty himself, with great attention and apparently with much prudence. Nearly three years were occupied in the task; and it was not till 1611 that the book appeared in print with a well-merited dedication to the king. This is the authorised version of the present day; and, with some allowances for the subsequent advancement of the science of biblical criticism, it has constantly been regarded by the best judges as a very honorable monument of the learning, skill and diligence of the translators.

The appearance of king James's bible forms also one of the most important events in the history of the English language; it had the immediate effect of recommending to common use a very considerable number of words derived from the learned languages, for which the translators had been unable to find equivalents in the current English of the time. At present it performs a service of an opposite nature, and keeps in use, or at least in remembrance, many valuable words and expressive idioms which would otherwise have been rejected with disdain by the fastidiousness of modern taste, as homely and familiar.

Some attempts have been made by the eulogists


of James I. to affix to his name the title of The Just; but impartial posterity has refused to confirm an addition so glorious: Justice is the virtue of great minds, and the praise of general good intention is the utmost that can be conceded to a prince so habitually swayed by fear, by prejudice and by private affections.



ABBOT, archbishop, 366, ii. 5.-
Counsels respecting Bohemian
affairs, 145.—Involuntary homi-
cide, 259

Allegiance, oath of, 319,-persons
punished for refusing it, 359
Andrews, Lancelot, bishop of Win-
chester, ii. 263, 4 and 5

Anne, of Denmark, queen, 19, 25,
44, 136, ii. 114

Arundel, earl of, ii. 246. See


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Bristol, earl of. See Digby, John

Brook, George, a conspirator, 147,
148, 149, 163, 170
Buchanan, George, 3, 4, 8
Buckingham, duke of. See Villiers,


CARLISLE, earl of. See Hay, James
Carr, Robert, 324, 386, 432, 437,

ii. 4, 7, 9.-The king's parting
with him, H.-His trial, 18 to
22.-Liberation, 253

Cary, sir Robert, his journey to
Scotland and memoirs, 88
Catesby, Robert, 236, 240, 243,

Catholic petition, how received by
James, 102

Catholics compared with puritans,
69,-harshly treated, 234-laws
against, 274

Cecil, sir Robert, enters into cor-
respondence with James, 49,-—
how received by him, 100,-en-
tertains him at Theobalds, 112,
―made a baron, 114.—His let-
ter to sir J. Harrington, 125.-
Created earl of Salisbury, 232.
-Challenges lord Hertford, 225.
-Finds out the powder-plot,
242.-His policy to catholics,
275.-Is made lord-treasurer,
309.-Threatens the Spaniards,
314. His speech on opening
parliament, 346.-Death and

character, 394.-Letters to his
son, 399

Charles, prince, 44, 218,-created
prince of Wales, ii. 47,-refused
a French princess in marriage,
ibid.-Spanish journey, 313 to
350.-Dissimulation, 366
Clifford, lady Anne, 292
Cobham, lord, negotiates with A-
remberg, 148,—is apprehended
and accuses Raleigh, 149, 150,-
tried and convicted, 167.—Be-
haviour afterwards, 170, 173.—
Reprieve and fate, 174, 176
Coke, sir Edward-conduct to Ra-
leigh, 164.-Respecting powder-
plot,261.-Defends the common
law, 349.-His disgrace, ii. 30 to
46.-Intrigues respecting him,
64, 74.-Attempts against him,

Compton, lady, her letter to her
husband, 353

Cornwallis, sir Charles, his dis-
patches from Madrid, 312,

Courtier, ballad of the old and
new, 83

Cranfield, Lionel, ii. 249, 312, 382

& 4

Cromwell, sir Oliver, 105


Derby, countess of, 214

Devon, earl of. See Montjoy
Digby, sir Everard, 249, 264
Digby, John lord, ii. 274, 309,


Donne, John, 415
Dorset, earl of. See Sackvil

Ellesmere, lord-chancellor. See


EFFINGHAM, Viscountess, 216
Egerton, sir Thomas, lord Elles-
mere, 108, ii. 56
Elizabeth, princess, 404 and 5, 426

English court-its state on James's
accession, 63 et seq.
Essex, countess of, 433, 437, ii. 18,
21, 110

Essex, Robert earl of, ii. 186, 238,


FIENNES, William, lord Say and
Sele, ii, 243


GARNET, father, 236, 237, 239,
248, 266

Gondomar, count, ii. 94
Gowrie conspiracy, 39 et seq.--
Proclamation for its commemo-
ration, 158

Grey, lord of Wilton, enters into
a plot, 148--is apprehended,
149.-His trial, 168.--Behavi-
our afterwards, 170, 172.--Re-
prieve, 174.--Death, 176
Gunpowder-plot, 236, 261 et seq.

DAVIES, Sir John, 93

Denmark, king of, in England, 278, Harrington, sir John, 121.-Let-

282, 443

ters of, 139, 278.-Interview
with James, 286


HABINGTON family, 242, 246, 247,

Haddington, viscount. See Ramsey
Hampton-court conference, 177

Hay, James, earl of Carlisle, ii. 47
Henry prince of Wales, 136, 339,
355, 387, 404 and 5, 408
Herbert, lady Ann, 216
Herbert, Edward, baron of Chir-
bury, 369, ii. 190

Herbert, Philip, earl of Montgo-
mery, 203, 296, 390
Herbert, lady Susan, 214
Hertford, earl of, 224
Howard, lady Elizabeth, 215
lord Henry, 113, 114,
198, 309, 439. ii. 16


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