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"it fo myself,) yet I find fuch things in it as fa"tisfieth my confcience, and therefore I will both "execute it myself, and alfo fee others, my parish❝ioners, to execute it.".
20. "The Mayor of London caused the * watches to be encreased every night, because of "the great frays; and alfo one Alderman to fee good rule every night."
22. "There was a privy fearch made through "all Suffex, for all vagabonds, gypfies, conspirators, prophefyers, all players, and fuch "like."
Q&tober 19. "Sir Thomas. Palmer confeffed "that the Gendarms (Gens Armes) on the "mufter-day should be affaulted by two thousand
footmen of Mr. Vane's, and my Lord's (Lord "Gray's) hundred horse, befides his friends that "ftood by, and the idle people which took his If he were overthrown he would run part. "through London, and cry Liberty, Liberty, to "raise the apprentices, &c."
KING EDWARD'S " Journal," printed in the
The Bishop has likewife added a Difcourfe about the Reformation of many Abuses, written by this incomparable Prince, in which he fays,
"As the gentlemen and ferving-men ought to "be provided for, fo neither ought they to have "fo much as they have in France, where the "peafantry is of no value; neither yet meddle "in other occupations, for the arms and legs "doth neither yet draw the whole blood from "the liver, but leaveth it sufficient to work on'; "neither doth meddle in any kind of engendering of blood; no, nor no one part of the body "doth ferve for two occupations: even fo nei"ther the gentleman ought to be a farmer, hor "the merchant an artificer, but to have his art particularly. Furthermore, as no member in a well-proportioned body and whole body, is "too big for the proportion of the body; fo
muft there be in a well-proportioned Com"monwealth no person that shall have more than "the proportion of the country will bear, for it "is hurtful immoderately to enrich any particular
part. I think this country can bear no merchant "to have more land than one hundred pounds; "no hufbandman or farmer worth above one "hundred or two hundred pounds; no artificer "above one hundred marks; no labourer much "more than he spendeth. I fpeak now generally, "and in fuch cafes may fail in one particular; but "this is fure, this Commonwealth may not bear "one man to have more than two farms, than one "benefice,
"benefice, than two thoufand fheep, and one "kind of art to live by."
"For idle perfons, there were never, I think, Cr more than be now. The wars men think is the "cause thereof. Such perfons can do nothing " but rob and fteal. But flack execution of the "laws hath been the chiefeft fore of all; the laws "have been manifeftly broken, the offenders banished, and either by bribery or foolish pity escape punishment.
"These fores must be cured with medicines.
Firft, by good education; for Horace fayeth "wifely,
Quo femel eft imbuta recens, fervabit odorem
"With whatsoever thing the new veffel is im. bued, it will long keep its favour, faith Ho"race; meaning, that for the most part men be "as they are brought up*, and men keep longeft the favour of their first bringing up; "therefore
By a law of Solan, the Legiflator of Athens, a child who, by the careleffness or, the over-tenderness of his parents, was brought up to no trade or profeflion, was not obliged to fupport his parents when they were old or in want; the Legiflator
"therefore, feeing that it be so neceffary a thing, "we will give our device thereupon. Youth "must be brought up, fome to husbandry, some " in working, graving, gilding, joining, painting, "making of cloaths, even from their tendereft age, to the intent they may not, when they "come to man's eftate, loiter as they do now"a-days in neglect, but think their travail fweet "and honeft. This fhall well eafe and remedy "the deceitful workings of things, difobedience " of the lowest fort, cafting of feditious bills, " and will clearly take away the idlenefs of the people."
"Secondly, By devifing of good laws. I "have fhewed my opinion heretofore what fta"tutes I think most neceffary to be enacted this "feffions; nevertheless I could wish, that befide them, hereafter (when time fhall ferve) the fuperfluous and tedious ftatutes were brought into one fum together, and made more plain. "Nevertheless, when all thefe laws be made, established, and enacted, they serve to no purpofe, except they be fully and duly executed. << By
wifely confidering habitual idleness not only in itself to be criminal, but to be the cause of the greatest crimes that are committed, and that thofe perfons fhould be completely put out of the protection of the laws, who have been the occafion of that deteftable and dangerous vice in the rifing generation.
By whom? By those that have authority to ex"ecute; that is to fay, the Noblemen and the Juftices of Peace; therefore I would wish, that "after this Parliament were ended, thofe Noble"men (except a few that should be with me) went "to their countries, and there fhould fee the fta"tutes fully and duly executed; and that those "men fhould be put from being Juftices of Peace "that be touched or blotted with thofe vices that "be against these new laws to be established: for "no man that is in fault himfelf can punish ano"ther for the fame offence:
Turpe eft doctori, cum culpa redarguit ipfum.
"And thefe Juftices being put out, there is no " doubt of the execution of the laws."
King EDWARD's Remains." Hooker fays of this Prince," that though he died young he lived long, for life is in " action,"