Cambridge University Transactions During the Puritan by James Heywood (editor), Thomas Wright (editor)

By James Heywood (editor), Thomas Wright (editor)

First released in 1854, this can be the second one of a two-volume selection of historic resources in relation to the college of Cambridge through the spiritual upheavals from the Elizabethan interval to the recovery. This quantity covers the interval 1590-1661, and records the long-running debate among the Puritans within the collage Senate and their extra liberal competitors. It additionally finds different parts of shock which nonetheless resonate this day, together with smoking and the remedy of 'vagrants'. Letters and diary entries supply extra insights into much less contentious elements of 'the manners and objectives of the college' on the time. The booklet can be of curiosity to historians of the 17th century and its turbulent spiritual currents, the English Civil conflict and its aftermath, and to historians of schooling.

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Our selves have conferred with divers of good skill in the lawes of the land ; who not drawen to favour us in respect of anie fee, but utteringe freely there resolute judgement, can finde no sound reason whereon the adverse parte may safely relye. For the cheefe grownde they seeme to laye (viz. that the prince, by vertue only of prerogative, may, by a later graunte, ether take awaye or abridge a former, beinge no waies hurtfull to the state), is not onelie against the rule of naturall equitie, but also daungerous to all degrees, openinge a way to the overthrow of all patentes and privileges, as well of inferiour trades, as of offices, landes, and livings whatsoever.

Christes Colledge. W E whose all injuries christianly wordes and names are subscribed doe forgeve and forgett past whatsoever, and doe promise to deale and frendly hereafter, one with another, in actions. EDMUND BARWELL. ROBERT BAINES. CUTHBERT BAMBRIGG. GEORGE D O W N A M E . RICHARD CLARKE. RANDULPH ERDLEY. W I L L M . KNIGHT. ROBT. SNODEN. WILLM. PERKINS. THOMAS GRAYE. J O H N POWELL. W I L L M . BOLTON. Collatione facta, concordat cum originali copia: ita testor, Thomas Smith, notarius publicus deputatus Mathei Stokis, registrarii.

Mottershad. Gregorie Newton. James Crowther. Owen Gwin. John Hooke. John Cupper. George Buddie. Edwarde Sparcke. Christopher Foster. Henry Nelson, baccal. theol. DR. WHITAKER TO LORD BURGHLEY. [From MS. Lansd. no. 63, art. ] To the right honorable the lord of Burghley, lord highe treasurer of England, and chancellor of the Universitie of Cambridge, my verie good lord. A F T E R my humble dutie to your honorable lordship: I will not complaine to your lordship of those that have complained of me, who, seeing me resolved to come up about my necessarie defense, and fearing that the complaint made concerning a presbyterie would be easelie disproved, have devised other matters, which ether touche mee nothing at all, or els are most frivolous, and yet being thus heaped up togeather seme to be of some weight.

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