Tes Irenes Trophæa.
OR,
The Tryumphs of Peace.


That Celebrated the Solemnity of the
right Honorable Sr Francis Iones

Knight, at his Inauguration into the Maioraltie
of London, on Monday being the 30. of
October, 1620.



At the particular coſt and charge of the right
worſhipfull and ancient Society of
the Haberdaſhers
.


Parua ſup ingentimuris ſe ſubycit vmbra.
(Vir.)

Figure of a crested fleur-de-lis.

LONDON,
Printed by Nicholas Okes,
1620.

Printer’s ornament

TO THE RIGHT
HONORABLE AND
worthy Gentleman, Sir
Francis Iones
, Knight,
Lord Maior of the Citty
of London.

Honorable Sr,

I Doubt it is my Fortune, to
hazard calumny, in the im-
ployment of my inuention in
your ſeruice, and not the
thing, but the perſon incurs it,
whoſe
minority admits cen-
ſure before tryall; therefore I beſeech your
Ho-
nor 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 ſe-
cond) which your liberall
Society haue ſo nobly
beſtowed
A2

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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



Io. Squire








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Tes


Printer’s ornament

Tes Irenes Trophæa.

OR,

The Triumphs of Peace.


T He firſt ſhew, or preſentment,
on the water, was a Chariot, apt-
ly contriued of two ſea Mon-
ſters
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,1 one hand graſping a
ſcepter of green reeds, to ſhew his potent ſway with-
in 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

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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 of 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 Em-
preſſe
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

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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 tic’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

The Tryumphs of Peace.

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,
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 geo-
metricall 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

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and her right hand ſupported a ſpheare; Polymneia
the inuẽtres 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 accom-
panied the Lord Maior vp to Weſtminſter with varie-
ty of muſique, where while his Honor was taking
the Oath, it returned backe and met him in Paules
Church-yard
, where Euterpe & Terpſichore, entertai-
ned him with this ſong.





The
B

We Muſes of the pleaſant hill, that bath within the Theſpian

ſpring, That did direct the Grecians quill, Who of olde Pelius ſonne did ſing.

We that Amphion did in-ſpire, With ad-mired ſtraines and layes, And

did infuſe a ſacred fire, In both theſe to gaine the Bayes.2


We Apolloes hand-mayds nine, Come to meet thee on the way, that vn-

to thy honours ſhrine, Wee might dedi-cate this day.

And his die-ty vs a-mong, So curiouſ-ly ſhal wreſt thy glory. That the

enuious mongſt this throng ſhall confeſſe it merits ſt3ory.


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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 Eng-
land
; 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: be-
fore 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 co-
lumnes ſate 4 Perſons, that ſeemed as it were to vn-
derprop the ponderous burthen of the Pyramed; the
firſt was the Citty, preſented in a ſcarlet gowne gar-
ded 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

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the 4 corners of this vnder ſquare 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 compa-
ny
; 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 croſt
formes Or
.

THE fourth preſentment, being the maine
Pageant, was a Mount, where on the top
vnder a canopie lim’d with ſtarres, was ſea-
ted 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 o-
ther 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; others 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 in-
duſtrious
B 3

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duſtrious faculties haue reference to the ſupport of
this Worſhipfull society.

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, re-
preſenting 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
flegges,4 and in her hand a veſſell full of liue Fiſhes;
Terra earth, in a robe on which 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;
Antumne5 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 the

euening

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euening when the Lord Maior came to Paules, at the
vpper Conduit in Cheapeſide, Time made this
ſpeech.

ME thinkes 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 howers:
I went forth like the ſpring, and did behold,
And weare out mans firſt dayes the age of gold;
Then 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

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Vnder this Pyramed, ſate ſacred Peace, that chan-
ged 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 Vndæ 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.


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

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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 bleſſing, 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 common-weatlh, and chiefly here,
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.
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 So-
lemnity, 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
C

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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

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This ſpeech being ended, Peace and Warre diſ-
mounted 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 ex-
ceeding many former ſhewes, and far more ritch
then any, in regard no mettall was vſed to a-
dorne it but gold and ſiluer) I impoſe on Fran-
cis Tipſley
Cittizen and Haberdaſher of London.



FINIS.

Notes

  1. I.e., sedge: A name for various coarse grassy, rush-like or flag-like plants growing in wet places; also (in different localities) variously applied spec., e.g. to the cyperaceous genera Carex and Cladium, to the Sweet Flag (Acorus) and the Wild Iris ( Iris Pseudacorus) (OED). (SM)
  2. I.e., the bay laurel wreath, which was given to great poets. (SM)
  3. Text supplied based on internal contextual evidence. (SM)
  4. Probably irises, but could refer to any type of reed or rush (OED). (SM)
  5. I.e., Autumne. (SM)

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