and other of the fellows,—they carried him to Dr. Butler,-he gave him physic. His aguish disposition grew yearly more and more upon him. Physic not prevailing, the doctor advised a spare good diet and great temperance, and so to starve his distemper. Which not being so to be overcome, the doctor advised travel.

8. At this time he was by standing to be made master of arts at midsummer, when he performed all private and public acts, with approbation of the college and university, and to his own high commendation.

He went with the lady Elizabeth to conduct her to the Palatinate, with her husband the Palgrave. It was propounded that he might have the favour from the university to receive the full ceremonies, though before the usual time, and so to be complete master of arts before his departure, which they readily and willingly condescended to; and so his graces were given him in an extraordinary manner, and soon after he departed the university'.

shall be disposed of by the Virginia company accordingly, principally for the increasing of the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” Ibid. xciv, xcv. Collections for the purpose were recommended in a letter of James I. (An. derson's Colonial Church, i. 314 seq., Stith’s Virginia, 162). Nicholas Ferrar the father bequeathed £300 (“Master Nicolas Perrar deceased hath by his will giuen three hun. dred pounds to the Colledge in Virginia, to bee paid when there shall be ten of the Infidels children placed in it. And in the meane time foure and twentie pounds by yeere, to bee distributed vnto three discreet and godly men in the Colony, which shall honestly bring vp three of the Infidels children in Christian Religion, and some good course to liue by.”Purchas, iv. 1777); and his two sons gave land and books for this holy work (Stith, 171, 172, bp. Turner's Life, Jebb, § 21, Peckard, 108). Nicholas Ferrar the son at one time pur. posed to undertake the mission himself (Peckard, 107).

9. With his parents' and college leave he goes abroad, well grounded in the verity of the protestant religion and faith of the Church of England; and as Dr. Butler said the sea would purge that humour and they should soon hear he was freed from that infirmity, he (N. F.) found his words true and grew daily better and better.

Now before this was Dr. Scott”, the king's sub-almoner, made master of Clare Hall, in Dr. Smith's place, who was removed to be provost of King's College ; who took him (N. F.) to court along with him, to kiss her (lady Eliz.) hand, not now in the garb of a scholar, but as one of the gentlemen' that belonged to her, his parents having


1 “Then follows a copy of a very pious and instructive paper, that he left before his going abroad, dated roth of April, 1613.” Baker; who omitted the paper, which is given in Jebb, $7.

2 Robert Scott, D.D., master of Clare from 1612 to Dec. 1620, vicechancellor 1619, “admitted dean of Rochester 12th July 1615, died 23rd Dec. 1620. His will, dated 22nd July 1620, was proved 9th Jan. 1620-1.” Hardy's Le Neve, ii. 577. See Appendix.

3 i.e. Dr. Scott.

4 “In the garb and notion of a gentleman, with his scar. let cloak and gold hat-band.”—Clarke's Martyrologie, 49


thought fit so to apparel him, and that he might, according to the guise of the time, thereby amongst courtiers and strangers have the more respect and admittance into all places and company. Also Dr. Scott procured the knowledge and acquaintance of all the whole attendance that then went with the lady. Landed at Flushing: the sea-passage did clear him of the dregs of his aguish distemper.

The princess royal steering towards the Palatinate, which way he intended not to go, but resolved to pass through Westphalia, and so to Bremen, Stade, Hamburg, Luneburg, Lubeck, Leipzig, and so to the upper parts of Germany, he made his determination known to the lady Elizabeth's chief attendance, who would have persuaded him to go to her highness's court at Heidelberg, and gave him expectations of being her secretary? He humbly thanked them, went with them and kissed her royal hand, whom she bid farewell, and wished him much happiness in his travels.

He came to Leipzig,—where he made some stay for the sake of the university,—from thence to Prague, Augsburg, Strasburg, Nuremberg, Ulm, Spires to the emperor's court, and made his observations in all places.


Four gentlemen were to attend the princess, at a salary of £20 per ann. (Mrs. Green's Lives of the Princesses, V. 218).

1 A retinue or train of servants.”—Phillips, World of Words.

At a salary of £50 (Mrs. Green, u. s.).

From Germany he bent his course to Italy, He came to Venice, and presented himself to sir Dudley Carleton', then ambassador there, to whom (being thereto encouraged) he often repaired.

13. Having spent some time in Italy at Venice, Padua, &c., resolves to see Rome; and what was to be seen in those ten days he stayed there, he omitted not. From thence to Marseilles in France, and by sea to Spain,-to Madrid, Sebastian, and so to England, landed at Dover,-fell upon his face, kissed the ground, and gave God thanks for bringing him safe from manifold perils,-came by post to London to his father and mother, whom he parted with five years ago; his father then aged 72 years, his mother 62 years *.

14. Anno 1619. Now after some small time after his return, having given satisfaction to all friends concerning his travels, he was in some thought to settle himself again at Cambridge, he holding there the place of physician: but his parents, now growing old, would upon no terms let him live from them. And then found his brother John

1 Ambassador from Nov. 1610 to the end of 1615. See Lord Hardwicke's preface to Carleton's Despatches. We had here... two gentlemen, whereof one is a Scottishman, and a pensioner, who were of the lady Elizabeth's train." Sir Dudley Carleton to John Chamberlain. Venice, July 9, 1613, in Birch's Court of James 1. i. 255. Ferrar however cannot have been at Venice so early as this.

2 On the portraits painted by Cornelius Janssen in 1617 their ages are given as 71 and 62 years respectively,

Ferrar' in the great employments in the Virginia plantations and company, one of the king's counsel for those affairs, and soon after chosen deputy of the company, sir Edwin Sandys that most learned knight and wise patriot chosen governor. Very great was the reputation of the plantation and company, by the most wise, prudent, and industrious management of it by that most eminent man, intended to be chosen again for that year next ensuing. A bedchamber man and another courtier declared unto the court, that the king's pleasure was not to have sir Edwin Sandys chosen a second year to govern the company. The earl of Southampton' was chosen governor and John Ferrar deputy'. And thus began the year 1620.

i “The Garland of two hundred and fiftie Tun, sent in June, 1619, for M. John Ferrars Plantation, with fortie fiue persons, who are yet detained in the Summer Ilands."Purchas, iv. 1776. ..

9 The pupil of Hooker, "treasurer to the undertakers for the western plantations, which he effectually advanced.”_ Wood's Athence, ii. 473. He succeeded sir Thomas Smith in the office of treasurer [A. D. 1619), and John Ferrar succeeded Ald. Johnson in that of deputy (Anderson's Colonial Church, i. 313, Bancroft's Hist. of the Un. States, ch. 4, Purchas, iv. 1775, Birch's Court of James 1. ii, 161). . 3 Henry Wriothesley, third earl, the patron of Shakespeare, elected 1620. (Birch's Court of James I. ii. 206). He was educated in St. John's Coll. Cambridge.

4 There were only three dissentient voices out of near five hundred, (Peckard, 102). See Anderson, 327, n. 40. "To sir Edwin Sands in the Treasurership succeeded the right

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