Tes Irenes Trophæa, or the Triumphs of Peace
Tes Irenes Trophæa.
The Tryumphs of Peace.
That Celebrated the Solemnity of the
right Honorable Sr Frances Iones
Knight, at his Inauguration into the Maioraltie
of London, on Monday being the 30. of
At the particular coſt and charge of the right
worſhipfull and ancient Society of
With explication of the ſeuerall ſhewes and
deuices by I. S.
Vir. Parua ſup ingentimuris ſe ſubycit vmbra.
Printed by NICHOLAS OKES,
The Epistle Dedicatory
TO THE RIGHT
worthy Gentleman, Sir
Francis Iones, Knight,
Lord Maior of the Citty
I Doubt it is my Fortune, to hazard calumny, in the imployment of my inuention in your ſeruice, and not the thing, but the perſon incurs it, whoſe minority admits cenſure before tryall; therefore I beſeech your Honor ſeriouſly to ſuperuiſe this ſlight labour, ſcarce meriting your attention; and the content you want in this, let it be but added to the pleaſure (I hope) your Honor will conceiue at view of thoſe reall Tryumphs (ſcarce admitting a ſecond) which your liberall Society haue ſo nobly
bestowed on you and then I doubt not but to at-
tempt that credite, which many will Enuy.
Thus wiſhing that the Tryumphs
of Peace may for euer attend
you, I remaine,
Your honors ſeruant
The First Shew, or Presentment, on the Water
Tes Irenes Trophæa.
The Triumphs of Peace.
THe firſt ſhew, or preſentment, on the water, was a Chariot, aptly contriued of two ſea Monſters Argent, and drawn by two Sea-horſes, ſet alſo off with pure ſiluer: on this chariot was one borne repreſenting Oceanus his head wreath’d with ſegges, one hand graſping a ſcepter of green reeds, to ſhew his potent ſway within his watery dominions; and the other curbing the forward fearceneſſe of his horſes: his azure locks, and beard o’re growne, hung like the careles emblem of a reuerend age, diſheuered or’e his naked limmes, which were ſhadowed off with a mantle of ſea greene taffaty, lymd with waues and fiſhes. This firſt preſentment vſhered on a ſtately well built ſhip, bearing full ſaile, figuring the traffique or trade of the (worthy to be eſteemed noble) company of the Haberdaſhers. Behind the ſhippe ſate Æolus the god of winds, filling their ſailes with proſperous guſts, and at each corner of the ſhip ſate (vpon ſmall Ilands) the 4 parts of the world, Aſia, Africa, America , and Europa , each fo them inuiting their trade vnto their coaſts. Aſia was attired in an antique habit of peach coloured Sattin, and buskins of the ſame, a Coronet on her head, and a cenſor in her hand reaking with Panchayian ſpices: Africa a blackmoore in a naked ſhape, adorned with beads, and in her hand the branch of a Nut-megg-tree: America a tawny Moore, vpon her head a crowne of feathers, and baſes of the ſame; at her backe, a quiuer of ſhafts, and in her hand a Parthian bow: Europa in a robe of Crymſon taffaty, on her head an imperiall crowne conferred on her by the other three as Empreſſe of the earth, and holding in her hand a cluſter of grapes, ’to ſignifie her full ſwolne plenty. Theſe meeting the Lord Maior on the Thames at three Cranes wharfe, where he tooke water, Oceanus made this ſpeech.
The ſpeech of Oceanus .
I that am ſtil’d the potent king of waues,
Oceanus, he that in a moment can
Curbe the vaſt depth of ſea when as it raues,
And leuell marble mountaines that haue ran,
To ruine earth and skies; I now am ſent
From all the watery deities to attend
Thy ſtately triumphs, as an honor ment
To adde vnto thy greatneſſe, which to’th end,
And confines of our rule hath clapt his wings;
For ſtill the water Nymphs, and gods of ſtreames,
Running vnto my boſom, each one brings,
Report of thee; but my beloued Thames,
Full often when the cheerfull Lampe of day,
Hath warm’d my chilly bowells with his fires,
Hath tie’d me from his comfort with a lay
Of what thou art; and then with prayers, deſires,
And what elſe could attract me to conſent,
Hath yeelded to my conuay thy large ſhips,
To traffique through my wide vaſt continent.
And now with a deſire that outſtrips
Imagination, I am come to ſee,
And wonder at the ſtate which I now find,
For to attend thy Brotherhood, and thee:
And now with you this league I will combind,
That while the influence of the forked moone,
Appoints my curled billowes ebbes, and tides,
While that the ſhipman throwes to heauen his boone
For ſafe returne, and while that ſtella rides,
With ſparkling glory o’re my wrinkled face,
My care ſhall be for euer to attend;
Your wealthy bottoms to your coaſts apace;
And this my promiſe will I neuer end,
Nor breake, vntill your wealth and ſtates ſurmount
Tagus vnualued ſands in the account.
The ſpeech of Æolus .
ANd here the god of winds his promiſe plights,
That whilſt the boiſterous North, & gentle Weſt,
The South, and nipping Eaſt wind, daies and nights,
Begirt the deſert Ocean, ready preſt,
To execute my will, with proſperous gales,
I will ſend home your ſhips, and take delight
To play with gentle murmures on your ſailes.
Thus ſince both ſeas, and winds, themſelues vnite,
Might vnto your their loue and aids incline.
The Second and Last Presentment on the Water
THe ſecond and laſt preſentment on the water, was Pernaſſus mount, whereon the nine Muſes ſate; Clyo the firſt ſuted in a gowne of purple taffaty, and ſtudiouſly imployd in turning ouer bookes, ſhee being the Hiſtoricall Muſe; Melpomene was attired in a blacke taffaty robe, her head deckt with Cypreſſe, and playing on a Theorbo; Thalia the comick Muſe in a light changeable taffaty robe, and playing on a Voyall; Euterpe the Muſe that firſt inuented wind-inſtruments, was richly apparelled, and playd on a Flute recorder; Terpſichore on the Lute; and the geometricall Muſe, Erato with a ſeale and compaſſe in her hand. The Heroicall Muſe Calliope was ſhap’t in a tauny ſilke robe, and her temples girt with Bayes: the heauenly Muſe Vrania that inuented Aſtrologie, was deckt in a robe of azure taffaty ſemined with ſtarres; on her head ſhee wore a coronet of ſtarres, and her right hand ſupported a ſpheare; Polymneia the inuentres of Rhethorique aſſumed her place neereſt to Apollo , who ſate on the top of the mount in a robe of cloth of gold, vnder a laurell tree, playing on a harpe, alluding to that of Virgill:
In medio reſidens complectitur omnia Phœbus.
And on the backſide of the mount ſtood Mercury liſtning to their harmonious ſtraines. This accompanied the Lord Maior vp to Weſtminſter with variety of muſique, where while his Honor was taking the Oath, it returned backe and met him in Paules Church-yard , where Euterpe & Terpſichore , entertained him with this ſong.
The Third Presentment
THE third preſentment was a Quadrangle, that mounted by aſcents to the forme of an Egyptian pyramed, whereon in a well wrought Landskip, where figured the ſeuerall ſhieres of England; on the top ſat a princely Maieſty acootered in a robe of purple veluet furred with Ermines, on his head hee wore an Imperiall Crowne, and in his right hand a ſcepter; ouer his head were fixt the armes of England, and at his feete a Lyon couchant, which did demonſtrate his power in reconciling fearceneſſe vnto a willing ſeruitude; vnder him ſate two Dukes; two Marquiſes; two Earles, and two Barons, in Parliament robes of purple veluet; about their neckes they wore collers of Eſſes, and on their heads the apt cognizance of each ones honor; at the 4 corners of this Pyramed, ſtood two Lyons,Or, and two Vnicores Argent, ſupporting 4 ſtreamers, wherein were Eſcutchoned the armes of our foure Kingdomes, England, Scotland, France and Ireland: before it was caractered in a ſcroule, Respublica Beata; and round about it ran the Ocean. This Pyramed was ſupported by foure ſiluer Corinthian columnes, the Baſes, and Capitalls, fine gold. Within theſe columnes ſate 4 Perſons, that ſeemed as it were to vnderprop the ponderous burthen of the Pyramed; the firſt was the Citty , preſented in a ſcarlet gowne garded with blacke Veluet, like a Lady Maiores; and in her hand two golden keyes; the other the country in a Ruſtique habit; the third the Law , habited like a Iudge, and a ſcrowle in his hand; the fourth Religion in a rotchet like a Biſhop, and in his hand a booke. At the 4 corners of this vnderſquare ſtood two Lyons Or, and two Gotes, Argent, which are the ſupporters of the Companies Armes, bearing 4 large ſtreamers, in which were the armes of the Citty , and of the company; and in the front ſtood the creſt of the Lord Maior, a Lyon ſupporting an azure anchor, and on it was fixt his cote of Armes, which was a chiefe Or, with a Lyon Or, vpon a field azure, betweene 3 cro[...]formes Or.
The Fourth Presentment
THE fourth preſentment, being the maine Pageant, was a Mount, where on the top vnder a canopie lim’d with ſtarres, was ſeated Catherin , the Saint of the Company, whom antique ſtories report to be the daughter of Coſtus King of Alexandria; ſhe was attired in a ſnow white ſattin gowne, in one hand ſhe held a booke, and in the other a ſword with the point downeward; it being the inſtrument that in death ſealed her the fruition of immortall reſt; her head circuled with a crowne of gold, which did intimate her princely deſcent; and at her feete lay a broken wheele: round about ſate her Attendants twelue maydes of honor gorgeouſly attired, each one bearing in her hand a ſiluer ſheild, vpon which were portrayed Catherin Wheeles, and within them the Motto to the Companies armes, Serue and obay. Vnder theſe ſatre her ſeruants at worke, ſome carding Wooll; ſome Spinning; other Knitting capps; with her Feltmakers; one Bowed; one Baſoned; and another Blockt; and behind the Mount ſate a Shepheard keeping his ſheepe: Each of which induſtrious faculties haue reference to the ſupport of this Worſhipfull society.
The Fifth and Last Invention
THE fifth and laſt inuention, was a Chariot painted ful with houre-glaſſes, and ſun-dialls, the fore-wheeles were two Globes, and the hinder wheeles were like two Church dialls; within it aged Time was drawne, ſeated vpon an houre-glaſſe that was ſupported on the ſhoulders of a gyant, repreſenting the Iron age; in one hand he held a ſickle, in the other a croutch; and in the Chariot with him were drawne the foure Elements, Ignis, Aer, Aqua, and Terra . Ignis fire, was attired in a flame coloured taffaty robe, leaning on a Salamander, and in his hand three teend Lightning; Aer Aire, in a robe lymmed with clouds and ſeuerall ſhaps of Birds, and in his hand a Doue; Aqua water, in a robe limmed with Waues and Fiſhes, her azure treſſes deckt with fegges, and in her hand a veſſill full of liue Fiſhes; Terra earth, in a robe on whcih graſſe and flowers, ſprang as it were naturally; on her head ſtood green corne, and in her hand ſhe bare a ſiluer ſpade. this Chariot was drawne by the foure ſeaſons of the yeare, Ver the ſpring, Æſtas the ſommer, Autumne , and Hyems winter. Ver was ſuted in greene taffaty, a chaplet of flowers on her head, a bow in her hand and a quiuer at her backe like a huntreſſe; Æſtas in a yellow taffaty robe, and her browes like Ceres, deckt with ripe corne, & a cornucopiæ in her hand; Autumne in a naked ſhape like Bacchus, his temples wreathed with vines, and in his hand a cluſter of grapes; Hyems Winter in a furred gowne, and in his hand a pan of burning coles. This Chariot, in tyhe euening when the Lord Maior came to Paules , at the vpper Conduit in Cheapeſide, Time made this ſpeech.
MEthinkes I ſee amazement pierce each eye,
That viewes me repreſenting my weake ſtate,
Who ſ[...]ted with my dull variety,
Turne backe their heads I do not imitate;
But ſhew the ſpatious world, the age I beare:
For when command of the immortall powers,
Had giuen me being, when I firſt did reare
My Nimble eſſence on the winged bowers:
I went forth like the ſpring, and did behold,
And weare out mans firſt dayes the age of gold;
The roſe the ſiluer age, and that decaid,
Succeſſiuely another ganne to raigne,
Called the Brazen age: when that did fade,
This laſt prop of the world that doth ſuſtaine,
My ponderous glaſſe and me, the Iron age,
Sprung vp to be my Atlas; were he gone,
Theſe Elements attending would with rage,
Turne feeble Time to deſolation:
But now doe you not wonder much to ſee,
Me as I am ay’d, a ſolemnity,
Like to a victor borne triumphantly?
O Honord Lord, it is to ſhew the loue,
I bare to thee and thy Societie,
Whoſe bounteous intertainments are aboue
All that I euer found. Now in returne,
I promiſe this, if that with honor’d care,
Thou execute thy charge, then ſhall thy vrne,
Be reuerenced, and thither ſhall repaire,
A bleſſed memory that neuer dies,
To [...]l ſon it vnto poſterities.
Vnder this Pyramed, ſate ſacred Peace , that changed her celeſtiall Manſion, to make vs happy with the ſweete pleaſures of a quiet ſtate; on her head ſhe wore a wreath of oliues, in her right hand a palme, her robe was of white taffaty, limm’d with the mappe of England: in her lap ſhee bare the modell of London, and on her left arme a ſheild, whereon was Vnde Argent and azure vpon a bend Gules a Lyon paſſant gardant Or, the Armes of the Societie; at her feete lay warre in compleat armes vpon Speares, Launces, foulded enſignes; and leaning on an Vnbrac’t drum; this ſhew paſſed along till the Lord Maior came to Saint Laurence lane end, where Peace began to ſpeake thus.
The Speech of Peace
The ſpeech of Peace.
A Welcome honor’d Pretor I doo giue,
Free and vnbounded, as my wiſh to liue,
and to retaine the bleſſed ſtiles are giuen
Me, with applauſe of Nations and of heauen:
From whence I boaſt my linage; I am Peace
That my long Pilgrimage did neuer ceaſe,
From the firſt minute of the aged World,
Vntill I found this Iland; for being hurld
Out of each region by rebellious War,
(which now lies bound my Vaſſall) like a ſtar,
Whoſe vnfixt glory glides from ſpheare, to ſpheare,
I wandred vp and downe: and not a teare
I ſhed, but with it went a ſigh that I
Might be ſo fauor’d of the Deity,
To be recald from earth, which when they ſaw
Me, from the world beſides they did withdraw,
To this (then troubled) ſtate, which did imbrace
Me with ſuch Ioy, that Nobles flockt apace,
To intertaine me, and the poore did ſtand,
To craue my bleſſign, to ore flowe their land;
And Ioyntly all of them deliuered War,
Fetterd in chaines to be my priſoner,
Now honord Lord ſince that you find and ſee,
Peace placed here by a diuine decree;
Within this Citty, where for one whole yeare,
Thy mandats are obayd, then haue a care,
To ſee me ſafely kept; and ſince you beare
That powerfull ſway about yee that attends,
The execution of your will, and ends:
Imploy’t ſo nobly that my generall ſtate,
May ſay thou leadſt the way to imitate.
The Return Back to the Lord Mayor’s House
After the Sermon at St Paules church was ended, the Lord Maior returned backe by torch light to his houſe, attended by the whole body of the Solemnity, where being come to his gate, War from out the Pageant called the Common-wealth, made this ſpeech.
IT is decreed, nor can my power reſiſt,
This moſt ineuitable doombe of fate,
I haue forgot my nature, and conſiſt
Of ſomething more then lenity: my ſtate,
At firſt was ſoueraignty; and that ſame ſway,
That curb’d dominions: for I mounted on
The backe of horror, bath’d in blood, could fray
Peace from their coaſts, then deſolation,
I could command to raiſe my ſtatues there,
That Nations far remote with mourning eies,
Should not rehearſe the ſtory without feare,
Leſt I might ſo cloſe vp their obſequies:
I taught the Romans to immortallize,
Their names by their great acts, and to refine,
Their meane creation by the ſacrifize,
Of their owne blood to Warre and to my ſhrine,
They offer’d mighty ſpoyles, but now I beare
Captiuity about me: yet like one
That renders ſeruitude for loue, nor feare,
Imploying his deuotion to be ſhowne,
As free as if his mind could captiuate
His will, I yeeld to ſacred Peace and you;
That this day haue with a tryumphant ſtate,
Entred your charge, and office, which the due
Of Time admitts you too, and ſhould it chance,
That any foraigne armes from out this throane,
Striue to inforce her, I will then aduance,
My enſignes to her aide; and make it knowne,
That this is her inheritance, and place,
Which heauen hath pointed out to be her reſt;
And therefore worthy Lord follow the trace
Of noble preſidents, and in thy breſt,
Reſolue of future hazards; and prepare
Me ſuch prouiſions that if times ſhould ceaſe,
To be vnto this land as now they are,
Warre might reſtore againe the Palme to Peace.
This ſpeech being ended, Peace and Warre diſmounted from vnder the Pyramed, Peace conducted the Lord Maior into his houſe; and Warre ſtood with fire and ſword to defend his gates.
And thus the ſolemnity diſſolued.
The credit of this workmanſhip (curiouſly exceeding many former ſhewes, and far more ritch then any, in regard no mettall was vſed to adorne it but gold and ſiluer) I impoſe on Francis Tipſley Cittizen and Haberdaſher of London.
This project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
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