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"as if it had been a garland of flowers, and "now the lays afide the thought thereof with " as much contentedness as fhe could have "thrown away that garland when the scent was gone. The time of her glories was fo fhort, "but a nine days work, that it seemed nothing " but a dream, out of which fhe was not forry "to be awakened. The Tower had been to "her a prifon rather than a court, and interrupted the delights of her former life by fo " many terrors, that no day paffed without fome "new alarms to disturb her quiet. She doth now "know the worst that fortune can do unto her; "and having always feared that there ftood a scaf"fold fecretly behind the throne, fhe was as readily prepared to act her part upon the one as "upon the other."

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On the wall of the room in which fhe was imprifoned in the Tower, fhe wrote with a pin these lines:

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Non aliena putes homini quæ obtingere poffunt,
Sors hodierna mihi cras erit illa tibi.

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To mortals' common fate thy mind refign,
My lot to day, to-morrow may be thine.

SIR JAMES HALES.

By the kindness of EDMUND TURNOR, ESQ. the COMPILER is enabled to enrich his Volumes with the following account of a Dialogue which paffed between Sir James Hales and the Lord Chancellor Bishop Gardiner in Westminster-Hall.' Sir James was a very exemplary Judge in the time of King Edward the Sixth, and honeftly gave his opinion in favour of Queen Mary's fucceffion; but, not favouring that Queen's partiality to the Catholic religion, he was removed from his employment early in her reign. The Dialogue is printed from à fcarce pamphlet, and is intitled,

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(6 THE COMMVNICATION BETWEŃE MY LORD CHAUNCELOR AND IUDGE HALES, BEING "6 AMONG OTHER IUDGES TO TAKE HIS CC OTH IN WESTMINSTER HALL.

ANNO. M. D. EIII, VI. OF OCTOBER.

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"Mafter Hales, ye fhall vnderstand that like "as the Quenes Highnes hath heretofore receiuid

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good opinion of you, efpeciallie, for that ye "ftoode both faithfullie and lawfulli in hir caufe "of iuft fucceffion, refufing to fset your hande

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"to the booke amonge others that were against "hir Grace in that behalfe: fo nowe through your owne late defertes: against certain hir Highnes dooinges: ye ftande not well in hir "Graces fauour. And therfor, before ye take "anie othe, it shal be neceffarie for you to make "your purgation.

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"I praie you my Lorde, what is the cause?

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"Informatiō is geuen that ye haue indicted " certain priftes in Kent, for faiing of Maffe.

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"Mi Lorde it is not fo. I indicted none, but " in dede certaine indictamentes of like matter "wer brought before me at the lafte affifes there

holde, and I gaue order therein as the lawe re85 quired. For I haue profeffed the law, against "which, in cafes of iuftice wil I neuer (God

willinge) procede, nor in ani wife diffemble, "but with the fame fhewe forth mi confcience, " and if it were to do againe, I wolde doe no leffe then I did.

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"Yea mafter Hales, your cofience is knowne "wel inough. I know ye lacke no confcience.

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"Mi Lord, ye mai do wel to ferch your owne "confcience, for mine is better knowne to mie "felfe then to you, and to be plaine, I did afwell "vse iuftice in your faide Maffe cafe bi mi "cōscience as bi the law, wherein I am fulli bent "to ftand in trial to the vttermoft that can be "obiected. And if I haue therin done ani iniuri "or wrōg: let me be iudged bi the lawe, for I will "feeke no better defence, confidering chiefli that "it is mi profeffion.

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"Whi mafter Hales, althoughe ye had the rigour of the law on your fide, yet ye might "i haue hadde regard to the Quenes Highnes pre"fet doinges in that cafe. And further although ye feme to be more then precife in the lawe: "yet I thinke ye wolde be veri loth to yelde to

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the extremitic of fuche aduantage as mighte be

gathered againfte your proceedinges in the lawe, "as ye haue fome time taken vppon you in " place of iuftice. And if it were well tried, I "belcue ye fhuld not be wel able to ftand ho"neftli therto.

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"Mi Lord i am not fo perfect but i mai erre "for lacke of knowledge. But both in con

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"fience & fuch knoledge of the law as God hath

geue me, i wil do nothing but i wil maintain "and abide in it.. And if mi goodes and all that "I haue be not able to counterpaife the cafe: mi "bodie fhal be redi to ferue the turne, for thei be "all at the Quenes Highneffe pleasure.

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"Ah fir, ye be veri quicke and ftoute in your "anfwers. But as it fhoulde feme, that which Сс ye did was more of a will, fauouring the opi"nion of your Religion against the Seruice nowe vfed, then for ani occafio or zeale of iuftice, "feinge the Quenes Highnes dooth fet it furthe, "as yet wifhinge all hir faithful fubiectes to im"brace it accordingli: & where ye offer both "bodie and goodes in your triall, there is no fuch "matter required at youre handes, and yet ye "fhall not haue your owne will neither.

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My Lord, I feke not wilful will, but to fhew my self as i am bound in loue to God, and "obedience to the Quenes Maieftie, in whose "cause willingly for iuftice fake (al other refpectes "set apart) i did of late (as your Lordship knoeth) aduenture as much as i had. And "as for my religion, i trust it to be fuche as pleaseth God, wherin i am redy to aduenture

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