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tants in the preceeding reign, might be retaliated on those of a contrary persuasion in that of Mary's successor, Queen Elizabeth; he therefore thought it best for the security of his person, and the preservation of his Religion, to quit the Kingdom and retire to Mechlin, where he died in 1565, leaving several children behind him, to whom he had given liberal educations.
“His settling at Mechlin,” says sly Anthony Wood, “is a wonder to some, who will allow no Religion in Poets, that this person should above all his profession-be a voluntary exile for it.”
Bateman's (Stephen) Travayled Pilgrim, bringing Newes from
all Partes of the Worlde, such like scarce heard of before. 1569. Black letter, embellished with a great number of wood engravings.
Ritson introduces this writer in his Catalogue of English Poets. Beloe knew of only one copy of this Poem, viz. in the British Museum, and from the specimen given by him in his Anecdotes of Literature, vol. ii. p. 100, I think the world is no loser by the rarity of the book. A copy has been recently sold (1822), at the dispersion of Mr. Perry's library, for 267. 158. 6d. and bought by Mr. Hall.
Mention is made of this author, and of one or two other productions by him, in Warton's History of Poetry, 8vo. vol. iv.
The Nice Wanton.
Wherein ye may see
See Gentleman's Magazine for 1787, p. 400 and 689, from whence Beloe has extracted two specimens of the Songs, one of which is added here, on account of the extreme rarity of the book, no other copies being known than the one in the Roxburghe collection, and another in the possession of Mr. Wengeve, of Suffolk. The Roxburghe copy sold for 201. 198.
It is good to be mery,
He may well be mery.
That no man can be mery.
And so we may be mery.
What is the practise of a conscience pure;
Then may we well be mery.
Then God make us all wery.
Churchyarde's (Thos.) Sparke of Friendship, 8c. 1558. Contention betwixt Churchyarde and Camell upon David Dy
cer's Dreame. 4to. Black letter. 1560-4. G. Stevens, 1800, (with curious M.S. notes,) 41. 98. Churchyarde's Lamentable Warres in Flaunders.
Mr. Perry's sale, 1822, 51. 158. Gd. Churchyarde's Chippes.* 4to. 1575.
Dr. Wright's Library, 1787, 31. 138. 6d.; Farmer, 1798, 188. 6.; Fillingham, 1805, 141, 148. Longman, 121. Ditto. 4to. 1578. Saunders', 1818, 141. 14s.
The earliest edition of Churchyarde's Chippes, is of the date 1565, and only to be found in Mr. Heber's collection, Churchyarde's Three First Bookes of Ovid de Tristibus. 4to.
1578. Rev. R. Farmer,' 1798, 31. 45.; said to be the only known capy, and now in the collection of Earl Spencer, who has reprinted it for the use of the Roxburghe Club.
See Censura Literaria, vol. ii. p. 305 and 6.
Churchyarde's Choice. 4to. 1579. In Mr. Freeling's collection.
Churchyarde's Discourse of the Queene's Majesties entertainment in Suffolk and Norfolk, 8c. 4to. 1579. G. Mason, 1798, 31. 38.
Churchyarde's Light Bondel of Lively Discourses, 8c. 4to. Black letter. 1580. Reed, 1807, 111. 58.; Perry, 1822, 141.
Churchyarde's Chance, containing Fancies, Verses, Epitaphs, &c. 4to. 1580.
Churchyarde's Worthiness of Wales. First edition. 4to. 1587. Farmer, 1798, 11. 2s.; Ireland, 1801, 31. ls.
Churchyarde's Challenge.* 4to. Black letter. 1593. Isaac Reed's sale, 1807, with a copious MS. account of Churchyard's Works, and a small 8vo. Tract, entitled “ A Discourse of Rebellion,” 1570, 171. 10s.; Longman, (MS. Title,) 451.
Churchyarde's Musical Consort of Heavenly Harmonie. 4to. 1595. Reed, 81. 158.; Longman and Co. 401.
This has been copiously described in the Censura Literaria, vol. iii. p. 337, &c.
Churchyarde's Honour of the Lawe. 4to. 1596. Perry, 1821, 101. 158.
Churchyarde's Works. 2 vols. 4to. 1560, 8c.
Several of the pieces in these volumes are said to have been unknown to Ames or Herbert. See the Duke of Roxburghe's Catalogue, No. 3318, where they sold for 967.; and at the Duke of Marlborough's, in 1819, they sold for 857. Dibdin, in his Library Companion, has enumerated the pieces contained in these volumes.
* An account of which is given in the Censura Literaria, vol. ii. p. 307. * Athenae, vol. i. p. 318.
Churchyarde's Works, containing his “ Challenge. 4to. Wolfe. 1593." Chippes. 4to. Marshe. 1578.” Ard “Worthiness of Wales. Robinson. 1587." G. Mason, 1798, 151. 158.
Thos. Churchyard is merely named by Philips in his Theatrum Poetarum. He was born at Shrewsbury: Wood, in his usual quaint manner, gives a curious account of him.* much addicted to letters when a child, caused him to be carefully educated. When he came to the age of abont 17, he left his father and relations, and with a sum of money then given to him, he went to seek his fortune; and his heels being equally restless with his head, he went to the Royal Court, laid aside his books, and for a time, so long as his money lasted, became a royster. At length being reduced in purse, he was taken into the service of the poetical Henry Howard, Earl of Surry, with whom he lived as his servant four years, towards the end of K. Hen. VIII. By the Earl's death in 1546, he lost his patron, turned soldier, travelled, and returning spent some time in Oxon, in the condition at least of an Hospes among his countrymen of Wales. After getting employment in the Scotch war, where he was taken prisoner, upon a peace he regained his liberty, poor and bare, spoiled of all, and his body in a sickly and decayed condition. Being now about 30 years old, he went to Shrewsbury for recruits, and as it scens for a time to Oxon. At length he was taken into the service of Robert Earl of Leicester, but found him not such a master as Surrey, being as much different as gold is from glass. After an unsuccessful fit of love-notwithstanding his former resolu