Troia-Nova Triumphans, or London Triumphing
The Solemne, Magnificent, and Me-
morable Receiuing of that worthy Gentle-
man, Sir IOHN SVVINERTON Knight, into
the Citty of LONDON, after his Returne from
taking the Oath of Maioralty at Weſtminſter,
on the Morrow next after Simon and
Iudes day, being the 29. of
All the Showes, Pageants, Chariots of Triumph, with
other Deuices, (both on the Water and Land)
here fully expreſſed.
By Thomas Dekker.
Printed by Nicholas Okes, and are to be ſold by Iohn
Wright dwelling at Chriſt Church-gate. 1612.
To the Deſeruer of all thoſe Honors,
which the Cuſtomary Rites of this Day,
And the generall Loue of this City beſtow vpon
him; Sir IOHN SVVINERTON, Knight, Lord
Maior of the renowmed City
HONOR (this day) takes you by the Hand, and giues you welcomes into your New-Office of Pretorſhip. A Dignity worthie the Cities beſtowing, and moſt worthy your Receiuing. You haue it with the Harts of many people, Voices and Held-vp hands: they know it is a Roabe fit for you, and therefore haue clothed you in it. May the Laſt-day of your wearing the ſame, yeeld to your Selfe as much Ioy, as to Others does this Firſt-day of your putting it on. I ſwimme (for my owne part) not onely in the Maine Full ſea of the General praiſe and Hopes of you. But powre out alſo (for my particular) ſuch a ſtreame as my Prayers can render, for a ſucceſſe anſwerable to the On-ſet: for it is no Field, vnleſſe it be Crowned with victory.
I preſent (Sir) vnto you, theſe labours of my Pen, as the firſt and neweſt Congratulatory Offrings tendred into your hands, which albeit I ſhould not (of my ſelfe) deſerue to ſee accepted, I know notwithſtanding you will giue to them a generous and gratefull entertainement, in regard of that Noble Fellowſhip and Society, (of which you Yeſterday were a Brother, and This Day a Father) who moſt freely haue beſtowed theſe their Loues vpon you. The Colours of this Peece are mine owne; the Coſt theirs: to which nothing was wanting, that could be had, and euery thing had that was required. To their Laſting memory I ſet downe This; And to your Noble Diſpoſition, this I Dedicate. My wiſhes being (as euer they haue bene) to meete with any Obiect, whoſe reflexion may preſent to your Eyes, that Loue and Duty, In which
I ſtand Bounden
To your Lordſhip.
Troia Noua Triumphans.
TRyumphes, are the moſt choice and daintieſt fruit that ſpring from Peace and Abundance; Loue begets them; and Much Coſt brings them forth. Expectation feeds vpon them, but ſeldome to a ſurfeite, for when ſhe is moſt full, her longing wants ſomething to be ſatiſfied. So inticing a ſhape they carry, that Princes themſelues take pleaſure to behold them; they with delight; common people with admiration. They are now and then the Rich and Glorious Fires of Bounty, State and Magnificence, giuing light and beauty to the Courts of Kings: And now and then, it is but a debt payd to Time and Cuſtome: And out of that dept come Theſe. Ryot hauing no hand in laying out the Expences, and yet no hand in plucking backe what is held decent to be beſtowed. A ſumptuous Thriftineſſe in theſe Ciuil Ceremonies managing All. For it were not laudable, in a City (ſo rarely gouerned and tempered) ſuperfluouſly to exceed; As contrariwiſe it is much honor to her (when the Day of ſpending comes) not to be ſparing in any thing. For the Chaires of Magiſtrates ought to be adorned, and to ſhine like the Chariot which caries the Sunne; And Beames (if it were poſſible) muſt be thought to be ſhot from the One as from the Other: As well to dazle and amaze the common Eye, as to make it learne that there is ſome Excellent, and Extraordinary Arme from heauen thruſt downe to exalt a Superior man, that thereby the Gazer may be drawne to more obedience and admiration.
In a happy houre therefore did your Lordſhip take vpon you this inſeperable burden (of Honor and Cares) becauſe your ſelfe being Generous of mind, haue met with men, and with a Company equall to your Selfe in Spirit. And vpon as fortunate a Tree haue they ingrafted their Bounty; the fruites whereof ſhoot forth and ripen, are gathered, and taſte ſweetly, in the mouthes not onely of this Citty, but alſo of our beſt-to-be-beloued friends, the Nobleſt ſtrangers. Vpon whom, though none but our Soueraigne King can beſtow Royall welcomes; yet ſhall it be a Memoriall of an Exemplary Loue and Duty (in thoſe who are at the Coſt of theſſe Triumphs) to haue added ſome Heightning more to them then was intended at firſt, of purpoſe to do honor to their Prince and Countrey. And I make no doubt, but many worthy Companies in this City could gladly be content to be partners in the Diſburſements, ſo they might be ſharers in the Glory. For to haue bene leaden-winged now, what infamy could be greater? When all the ſtreames of Nobility and Gentry, run with the Tide hither. When all Eares lye liſtning for no newes but of Feaſts and Triumphs: All Eyes ſtill open to behold them: And all harts and hands to applaud them: When the heape of our Soueraignes Kingdomes are drawne in Little: and to be ſeene within the Walles of this City. Then to haue tied Bounty in too ſtraight a girdle: Proh ſcelus infandum! No; ſhe hath worne her garments looſe, her lippes haue bene free in Welcomes, her purſe open, and her hands liberall. If you thinke I ſet a flattering glaſſe before you, do but ſo much as lanch into the Riuer, and there the Thames it ſelfe ſhall ſhew you all the Honors, which this day hath beſtowed vpon her: And that done, ſtep againe vpon the Land, and Fame will with her owne Trumpet proclaime what I ſpeake; And her I hope you cannot deny to beleeue, hauing at leaſt twenty thouſand eyes about her, to witneſſe whether ſhe be a Truetong’d Fame or a Lying.
By this time the Lord Maior hath taken his oath, is ſeated in his barge againe; a lowd thundring peale of Chambers giue him a Fare-well as he paſſes by. And ſee! how quickly we are in ken of land, as ſuddenly therefore let vs leap on ſhore, and there obſerue what honorable entertainement the Citty affoords to their new Prætor, and what ioyfull ſalutations to her noble Viſitants.
The firſt Triumph on the Land
THE Lord Maior, and Companyes being landed, the firſt Deuice which is preſented to him on the ſhore, ſtands ready to receiue him at the end of Pauls-Chayne , (on the ſouth ſide the Church) and this it is.
A Sea-Chariot artificially made, proper for a God of the ſea to ſit in; ſhippes dancing round about it, with Dolphins and other great Fiſhes playing or lying at the foot of the ſame, is drawne by two Sea-horſes.
In this Chariot ſits Neptune , his head circled with a Coronet of ſiluer, Scollup-ſhels, ſtucke with branches of Corrall, and hung thicke with ropes of pearle; becauſe ſuch things as theſe are the treaſures of the Deepe, and are found in the ſhels of fiſhes. In his hand he holds a ſiluer Trident, or Three-forked-Mace, by which ſome Writers will haue ſignified the three Naturall qualiies proper to Waters; as thoſe of fountaines to bee of a delitious taſte, and Chriſtalline colour: thoſe of the Sea, to bee ſaltiſh and vnpleaſant, and the colour ſullen, and greeniſh: And laſtly, thoſe of ſtanding Lakes, neither ſweet nor bitter, nor cleere, nor cloudy, but altogether vnwholeſome for the taſte, and loathſome to the eye. His roabe and mantle with other ornaments are correſpondent to the quality of his perſon; Buskins of pearle and cockle-ſhels being worne vpon his legges. At the lower part of this Chariot ſit Mer-maids, who for their excellency in beauty, aboue any other creatures belonging to the ſea, are preferred to bee ſtill in the eye of Neptune .
At Neptunes foot ſits Luna (the Moone) who beeing gouerneſſe of the ſea, & all petty Flouds, as from whoſe influence they receiue their ebbings and flowings, challenges to herſelfe this honour, to haue rule and command of thoſe Horſes that draw the Chariot, and therefore ſhe holds their reynes in her hands.
She is atired in light roabes fitting her ſtate and condition, with a ſiluer Creſcent on her head, expreſsing both her power and property.
The whole Chariot figuring in it ſelfe that vaſt compaſſe which the ſea makes about the body of the earth: whoſe Globicall Rotundity is Hieroglifically repreſented by the wheele of the Chariot.
Before this Chariot ride foure Trytons, who are feyned by Poets to bee Trumpeters to Neptune , and for that cauſe make way before him, holding ſtrange Trumpets in their hands, which they ſound as they paſſe along, their habits being Antike, and Sea-like, and ſitting vpon foure ſeuerall fiſhes, viz. two Dolphins, and two Mer-maids, which are not (after the old procreation) begotten of painted cloath, and browne paper, but are liuing beaſts, ſo queintly diſguiſed like the natural fiſhes, of purpoſe to auoyd the trouble and peſtering of Porters, who with much noyſe and little comlineſſe are euery yeare moſt vnneceſſarily imployed.
The time being ripe, when the ſcope of this Deuice is to be deliuered, Neptunes breath goeth forth in theſe following Speeches.
WHence breaks this warlike thunder of lowd drummes,
(Clarions and Trumpets) whoſe ſhrill eccho comes
Vp to our Watery Court, and calles from thence
Vs, and our Trytons? As if violence
Weere to our Siluer-footed Siſter done
(Of Flouds the Queene) bright Thameſis, who does runne
Twice euery day to our boſome, and there hides
( * ) Her wealth, whoſe Streame in liquid Chriſtall glides
Guarded with troopes of Swannes? what does beget
Theſe Thronges? this Confluence? why do voyces beate
The Ayre with acclamations of applauſe,
Good wiſhes, Loue, and Praiſes? what iſ’t drawes
All Faces this way? This way Rumor flyes,
Clapping her infinite wings, whoſe noyſe the Skyes
From earth receiue, with Muſicall rebounding,
And ſtrike the Seas with repercuſsiue ſounding.
Oh! now I ſee the cauſe: vaniſh vaine feares,
*Iſis no danger feeles: for her head weares
Crowns of Rich Triumphes, which This day puts on,
And in Thy Honor all theſe Rites are done.
Whoſe Name when Neptune heard, t’was a ſtrange Spell,
Thus farre-vp into th’ Land to make him ſwell
Beyond his Bownds, and with his Sea-troops wait
Thy wiſh’t arriuall, to congratulate.
Goe therefore on, goe boldly: thou muſt ſaile
In rough Seas (now) of Rule: and euery Gale
Will not perhaps befriend thee: But (how blacke
So ere the Skyes looke) dread not Thou a Wracke,
For when Integrity and Innocence ſit
Steering the Helme, no Rocke the Ship can ſplit.
Nor care the Whales (neuer ſo great) their Iawes
Should ſtretch to ſwallow thee: Euery good mans cauſe
Is in all ſtormes his Pilot: He thats ſound
To himſelfe (in Conſcience) nere can run-a-ground.
Which that thou mayſt do, neuer looke on’t ſtill:
For (Spite of Fowle guſts) calmer Windes ſhall fill
Thy Sayles at laſt. And ſee! they home haue brought
A Ship which Bacchus (God of Wines) hath fraught
With richeſt Iuice of Grapes, which thy Friends ſhall
Drinke off in Healths to this Great Feſtiuall.
If any at Thy happineſſe repine,
They gnaw but their Owne hearts, and touch not Thine.
Let Bats and Skreech-Owles murmure at bright Day,
Whiles Prayers of Good-men Guid Thee on the way.
Sownd old Oceanus Trumpeters, and lead on.
The Trytons then ſownding, according to his command, Neptune in his Chariot paſſeth along before the Lord Maior. The foure Windes (habilimented to their quality, and hauing both Faces and Limbes proportionable to their bluſtring and boiſterous condition) driue forward that Ship of which Neptune ſpake. And this concludes this firſt Triumph on the Land.
The ſecond Land-Triumph.
IT is the Throne of Vertue , gloriouſly adorned & beautified with all things that are fit to expreſſe the Seat of ſo noble and diuine a Perſon.
Vpon the height, and moſt eminent place (as worthieſt to be exalted) ſits Arete ( Vertue ) herſelfe; her temples ſhining with a Diadem of ſtarres, to ſhew that her Deſcent is onely from heauen: her roabes are rich, her mantle white (figuring Innocency) and powdred with ſtarres of gold, as an Embleme that ſhe puts vpon Men, the garments of eternity.
Beneath Her, in diſtinct places, ſit the Seauen liberall Sciences, viz. Grammer, Rhetoricke, Logicke, Muſicke, Arithmetike, Geometry, Aſtronomy.
Hauing thoſe roomes alotted them, as being Mothers to all Trades, Profeſsions, Myſteries and Societies, and the readieſt guide to Vertue . Their habits are Light Roabes, and Looſe (for Knowledge ſhould be free.) On their heads they weare garlands of Roſes, mixt with other flowers, whoſe ſweet Smels are arguments of their cleere and vnſpotted thoughts, not corrupted with uice. Euery one carrying in her hand, a Symbole, or Badge of that Learning which ſhe profeſſeth.
At the backe of this Chariot ſit foure Cupids, to ſignifie that Vertue is moſt honored when ſhe is followed by Loue.
This Throne, or Chariot, is drawne by foure Horſes: vpon the two formoſt ride Time and Mercury : the firſt, the Begetter and Bringer forth of all things in the world, the ſecond, the God of Wiſedome and Eloquence. On the other two Horſes ride Deſire and Induſtry ; it beeing intimated hereby, that Tyme giues wings to Wiſedome , and ſharpens it, Wiſedome ſets Deſire a burning, to attaine to Vertue , and that Burning Deſire begets Induſtry (earneſtneſtly to purſue her.) And all theſe (together) make men in Loue with Arts, Trades, Sciences, and Knowledge, which are the onely ſtaires and aſcenſions to the Throne of Vertue , and the onely glory and vpholdings of Cities. Time hath his wings, Glaſſe, and Sythe, which cuts downe All.
Mercury hath his Caduceus, or Charming Rod, his fethered Hat, his Wings, and other properties fitting his condition, Deſire caries a burning heart in her hand.
Induſtry is in the ſhape of an old Country-man, bearing on his ſhoulder a Spade, as the Embleme of Labour.
Before this Chariot, or Throne (as Guardians and Protectors to Vertue , to Arts, and to the reſt; and as Aſsiſtants to Him who is Chiefe within the Citty for that yeare) are mounted vpon horſebacke twelue Perſons (two by two) repreſenting the twelue ſuperior Companyes, euery one carrying vpon his left arme a faire Shield with the armes in it of one of the twelue Companies, and in his right hand a launce with a light ſtreamer or pendant on the top of it, and euery horſe led and attended by a Footman.
The Lord Maior beeing approached to this Throne, Vertue thus ſalutes him.
HAile (worthy Pretor) ſtay, and do Me grace,
(Who ſtill haue cald thee Patron) In this place
To take from me heap’d welcomes, who combine
Theſe peoples hearts in one, to make them thine.
Bright Vertues name thou know’ſt and heau’nly birth,
And therefore (ſpying thee) downe ſhe leapd to earth
Whence vicious men had driuen her: On her throne
The Liberall Arts waite: from whoſe breſts do runne
The milke of Knowledge: on which, Sciences feed,
Trades and Profeſſions: And by Them, the ſeed
Of Ciuill, Popular gouernment, is ſowne;
Which ſpringing vp, loe! to what heigth tis growne
In Thee and ( * ) Theſe is ſeene. And (to maintaine
This Greatneſſe) Twelue ſtrong Pillars it ſuſtaine;
Vpon whoſe Capitals, ( * ) Twelue Societies ſtand,
(Graue and well-ordred) bearing chiefe Command
Within this City, and (with Loue) thus reare
Thy Fame, in free election, for this yeare.
All arm’d, to knit their Nerues (in One) with Thine,
To guard this new Troy: And, (that She may ſhine
In Thee, as Thou in Her) no Miſers kay
Has bard the Gold vp; Light flies from the Day
Not of more free gift, than from them their Coſt:
For whats now ſpar’d, that only they count Loſt.
As then their Ioynd-hands lift Thee to thy Seate.
(Changing thereby thy Name for one More ( * ) Great
And as this City, with her Loud, Full Voice,
(Drowning all ſpite that murmures at the Choice,
If at leaſt ſuch there be) does Thee preferre,
So art thou bound to loue, both Them and Her.
For know, thou art not like a Pinnacle, plac’d
Onely to ſtand aloft, and to be grac’d
With wondring eyes, or to haue caps and knees
Heape worſhip on thee: for that Man does leeze
Himſelfe and his Renowne, whoſe growth being Hye
In the weale-publicke (like the Cypres tree)
Is neither good to Build-with, nor beare Fruit;
Thou muſt be now, Stirring, and Reſolute.
To be what thou art Sworne, (a waking Eye)
A farre off (like a Beacon) to deſcry
What ſtormes are comming, and (being come) muſt then
Shelter with ſpred armes, the poor’ſt Citizen.
Set Plenty at thy Table, at thy Gate
Bounty, and Hoſpitality: hee’s moſt Ingrate
Into whoſe lap the Publicke-weale hauing powr’d
Her Golden ſhewers, from Her his wealth ſhould hoord.
Be like thoſe Antient Spirits, that (long agon)
Could thinke no Good deed ſooner, than twas Don;
Others to pleaſure. Hold it Thou more Glory,
Than to be pleas’d Thy Selfe. And be not ſory
If Any ſtriue (in beſt things) to exceed thee,
But glad, to helpe thy Wrongers, if they need thee.
Nor feare the Stings of Enuy, nor the Threates
Of her inuenomd Arrowes, which at the Seates
Of thoſe Who Beſt Rule, euermore are ſhot,
But the Aire blowes off their fethers, and they hit not.
Come therefore on; nor dread her, nor her Sprites,
The poyſon ſhe ſpits vp, on her owne Head lights.
On, on, away.
The third Deuice.
THe third Deuice is a Forlorne Caſtle, built cloſe to the little Conduit in Cheap-ſide , by which as the Throne of Vertue comes neerer and neerer, there appeare aboue (on the battlements) Enuy , as chiefe Commandreſſe of that infernall Place, and euery part of it guarded with perſons repreſenting all thoſe that are fellowes and followers of Enuy : As Ignorance , Sloth , Oppreſsion , Diſdaine , &c. Enuy her ſelfe being attired like a Fury, her haire full of Snakes, her countenance pallid, meagre and leane, her body naked, in her hand a knot of Snakes, crawling and writhen about her arme.
The reſt of her litter are in as vgly ſhapes as the Dam, euery one of them being arm’d with black bowes, & arrows ready to bee ſhot at Vertue . At the gates of this Fort of Furies, ſtand Ryot and Calumny , in the ſhapes of Gyants, with clubs, who offer to keep back the Chariot of Vertue , and to ſtop her paſſage. All the reſt likewiſe on the battlements offering to diſcharge their blacke Artillery at her: but ſhe onely holding vp her bright ſhield, dazzles them, and confounds them, they all on a ſudden ſhrinking in their heads, vntill the Chariot be paſt, and then all of them appearing againe: their arrowes, which they ſhoote vp into the aire, breake there out in fire-workes, as hauing no power to do wrong to ſo ſacred a Deity as Vertue .
This caue of Monſters ſtands fixed to the Conduit, in which Enuie onely breathes out her poyſon to this purpoſe.
The ſpeech of Enuy .
ADders ſhoote, hyſſe ſpeckled Snakes;
Sloth craule vp, ſee Oppreſſion wakes;
(Baine to learning) Ignorance
Shake thy Aſſes eares, Diſdaine, aduance
Thy head Luciferan: Ryot ſplit
Thy ribbes with curſes: Calumny ſpit
Thy rancke-rotten gall vp: See, See, See,
That Witch, whoſe bottomeleſſe Sorcery
Makes fooles runne mad for her; that Hag
For whom your Dam pines, hangs out her flag
Our Den to ranſacke: Vertue, that whoore;
See, ſee, how braue ſhee’s, I am poore.
Snakes, from your virulent ſpawne ingender
Dragons, that may peece-meale rend her:
Adders ſhoote your ſtings like quils
Of Porcupines, (Stiffe) hot Aetnean hils
Vomit ſulphure to confound her,
Fiendes and Furies (that dwell vnder)
Lift hell gates from their hindges: come
You clouen-foote-broode of Barrathrum,
Stop, ſtay her, fright her, with your ſhreekes,
And put freſh bloud in Enuies cheekes.
Shoote, Shoote, &c. All that are with Enuy.
Either during this ſpeech, or elſe when it is done, certaine Rockets flye vp into the aire; The Throne of Vertue paſſing on ſtill, neuer ſtaying, but ſpeaking ſtill thoſe her two laſt lines, albeit, ſhee bee out of the hearing of Enuy : and the other of Enuies Faction, crying ſtill, ſhoote, ſhoote, but ſeeing they preuaile not, all retire in, and are not ſeene till the Throne comes backe againe.
And this concludes this Triumphant aſſault of Enuy : her conqueſt is to come.
The fourth Deuice.
THIS Throne of Vertue paſſeth along vntill it come to the Croſſe in Cheape, where the preſentation of another Triumph attends to welcome the Lord Maior, in his paſſage, the Chariot of Vertue is drawne then along, this other that followes taking her place, the Deuice bearing this argument.
Vertue hauing by helpe of her followers, conducted the Lord Maior ſafely, euen, as it were, through the iawes of Enuy and all her Monſters: The next and higheſt honour ſhee can bring him to, is to make him ariue at the houſe of Fame , And that is this Pageant. In the vpper ſeat ſits Fame crowned in rich attire, a Trumpet in her hand, &c. In other ſeuerall places ſit Kings, Princes, and Noble perſons, who haue bene free of the Marchant-tailors: A perticular roome being reſerued for one that repreſents the perſon of Henry the now Prince of Wales.
The onely ſpeaker heere is Fame her ſelfe, whoſe wordes ſound out theſe glad welcomes.
The ſpeech of Fame.
VVElcome to Fames high Temple: here fix faſt
Thy footing; for the wayes which thou haſt paſt
Will be forgot and worne out, and no Tract
Of ſteps obſeru’d, but what thou now ſhalt Act.
The booke is ſhut of thy precedent deedes,
And Fame vnclaſpes another, where ſhee reades
(Aloud) the Chronickle of a dangerous yeare,
For Each Eye will looke through thee, and Each Eare
Way-lay thy Words and Workes. Th’haſt yet but gon
About a Pyramid’s foote; the Top’s not won,
That’s glaſſe; who ſlides there, fals, and once falne downe
Neuer more riſes: No Art cures Renowne
The wound being ſent to’th Heart. Tis kept from thence
By a ſtrong Armor, Vertues influence;
She guides thee, Follow her. In this Court of Fame
None elſe but Vertue can enrole thy Name.
Erect thou then a Serious Eye, And looke
What Worthies fill vp Fames Voluminous booke,
That now (thine owne name read there) none may blot
Thy leafe with foule inke, nor thy Margent quoate
With any Act of Thine, which may diſgrace
This Citties choice, thy ſelfe, or this thy Place:
Or, that which may diſhonour the high Merits
Of thy Renown’d Society: Roiall Spirits
Of Princes holding it a grace to weare
That Crimſon Badge, which theſe about them beare,
Yea, Kings themſelues ’mongſt you haue Fellowes bene,
Stil’d by the Name of a Free-citizen:
For inſtance, ſee, ſeuen Engliſh Kings there plac’d,
Cloth’d in your Liuery, The firſt Seate being grac’d
Then, that Fift (thundring) Henry: who all France ſhook:
By him, his ſonne (ſixth Henry) By his ſide
Fourth Edward: who the Roſes did diuide:
Richard the third, next him, and then that King,
Who made both Roſes in one Branch to ſpring:
A Spring of which Branch, (Higheſt now but One)
IsHenry Prince of Wales, followed by none:
Who of this Brotherhood, laſt and beſt ſteps forth,
Honouring your Hall: To Heighthen more your worth.
I can a Regiſter ſhow of ſeuenteene more,
(Princes and Dukes All:) entombed long before,
Yet kept aliue by Fame; Earles thirty one,
And Barons ſixty ſix that path haue gone:
Of Viſecounts onely one, your Order tooke:
Turne ouer one leafe more in our vaſt booke
And you may reade the Names of Prelates there,
Of which one Arch-biſhop your cloth did weare.
And Byſhops twenty foure: of Abbots ſeuen,
As many Priors, to make the number euen:
Of forty Church men, I, one ſub-prior adde,
You from all theſe, Theſe from you honour had:
Women of high bloud likewiſe laid aſide
Their greater State ſo to be dignified:
Of which a Queene the firſt was, then a paire
of Dukes wiues: And to leaue the Roll more faire
Fiue Counteſſes and two Ladies are the laſt,
Whoſe Birth & Beauties haue your Order gracd.
But I too long ſpin out this Thrid of Gold;
Here breakes it off. Fame hath them All en-rold
On a Large File (with Others,) And their Story
The world ſhall reade, to Adde vnto thy Glory,
Which I am loath to darken: thouſand eyes
Yet aking till they enioy thee, win then that priſe
Which Vertue holds vp for thee, And (that done)
Fame ſhall the end crowne, as ſhe hath begun.
Thoſe Princes and Dukes (beſides the Kings nominated before) are theſe.In the time of Richard the ſecond. Henry the the fifth. Edward the 4. Richard the third.
Edward D. of Buckingham, In the time of Henry the 7. with others, whoſe Rol is too long, here to be opened. The Queene ſpoken of, was Anne wife to Richard the 2.
Dukes wiues theſe, viz.
The Dutcheſſe of Gloſter. In the time of Richard the 2. Elionor Dutcheſſe of Gloſter. In the time of H. the 5.Now for Prelates, I reckon onely theſe,
- The Prior of Saint Bartholmewes,
- And his Sub-prior.
- The Prior of Elſing-ſpittle,
- Thomas Arundell Arch-biſhop of Canterbury
- Henry Bewfort Biſhop of Winton.
- The Abbot of Barmondſey.
- The Abbot of Towrehill.
- Philip Morgan Biſhop of Worſter.
- The Abbot of Tower-hill.
- The Prior of Saint Mary Ouery.
- The Prior of Saint Trinity in Cree-church.
- The Abbot and Prior of Weſtminſter.
- Kemp Biſhop of London.
- W. Wainfleete B. of Wincheſter.
- George Neuill Biſhop of VVincheſter, and Chauncelor of England.
- Iohn May Abbot of Chertſay,
- Laurence Biſhop of Durham.
- Iohn Ruſſell Biſhop of Rocheſter.
If I ſhould lengthen this number, it were but to trouble you with a large Index of names onely, which I am loath to do, knowing your expectation is to bee otherwiſe feaſted.
Troia-Noua Triumphans, or London Triumphing
The Speech of Fame therefore being ended, as ’tis ſet downe before, this Temple of Hers takes place next before the Lord Maior, thoſe of Neptune and Vertue marching in precedent order. And as this Temple is carryed along, a Song is heard, the Muſicke being queintly conueyed in a priuate roome, and not a perſon diſcouered.
HOnor, eldeſt Child of Fame,
Thou farre older then thy Name,
Waken with my Song, and ſee
One of thine, here waiting thee.
Sleepe not now
But thy brow
Chac’t with Oliues, Oke and Baies
And an age of happy dayes
Whilſt we ſing
In a Chorus altogether,
Welcome, welcome, welcome hither.
Longing round about him ſtay
Eyes, to make another day,
Able with their vertuous Light
Vtterly to baniſh Night.
This is hee
Full of bounty, honour, ſtore
And a world of goodneſſe more
Yet to ſpring
Whilſt we ſing
In a Chorus altogether,
Welcome, welcome, welcome hither.
Enuy angry with the dead,
Far from this place hide thy head:
AndOpinion, that nere knew
What was either good or true
Fly, I ſay
For this day
Shall faireIuſtice, Truth, andRight,
And ſuch happy ſonnes of Light
To vs bring
Whilſt we ſing
In a Chorus altogether,
Welcome, welcome, welcome hither.
Goe on nobly, may thy Name,
Be as old, and good as Fame.
Euer be remembred here
Whilſt a bleſsing, or a teare
Is in ſtore
With the pore
So ſhall SVVINERTON nere dye,
But his Vertues vpward flye
And ſtill ſpring
Whilſt we ſing
In a Chorus ceaſing neuer,
He is liuing, liuing euer.
And this concludes this fourth Triumph, till his Lordſhips returne from the Guild-hall .
Returning Backe from the Guild-hall
In returning backe from the Guild-hall , to performe the Ceremoniall cuſtomes in Pauls Church , theſe ſhewes march in the ſame order as before: and comming with the Throne of Vertue, Enuy and her crue are as buſie againe, Enuy vttering ſome three or foure lines toward the end of her ſpeech onely: As thus:
FIends and Furies that dwell vnder,
Lift Hell-gates from their hindges: Come
You clouen-footed-brood of Barathrum,
Stop, ſtony her, fright her with your ſhreekes,
And put freſh bloud in Enuyes cheekes.
This done, or as it is in doing, thoſe twelue that ride armed diſcharge their Piſtols, at which Enuy , and the reſt, vaniſh, and are ſeene no more.
When the Lord Maior is (with all the reſt of their Triumphes) brought home, Iuſtice (for a fare-well) is mounted on ſome couenient ſcaffold cloſe to his entrance at his Gate, who thus ſalutes him.
The ſpeech of IVSTICE.
MY This-dayes-ſworne-protector, welcome home,
If Iuſtice ſpeake not now, be ſhe euer dumbe:
The world giues out ſhee’s blinde; but men ſhall ſee,
Her Sight is cleere, by influence drawne from Thee.
For One-yeare therefore, at theſe Gates ſhee’l ſit,
To guid thee In and Out: thou ſhalt commit
(If Shee ſtand by thee) not One touch of wrong:
And though I know thy wiſdome built vp ſtrong,
Yet men (like great ſhips) being in ſtorms, moſt neere
To danger, when vp all their ſailes they beare.
And ſince all Magiſtrates tread ſtill on yce,
From mine owne Schoole I reade thee this aduice:
Do good for no mans ſake (now) but thine owne,
Take leaue of Friends & foes, both muſt be knowne
But by one Face: the Rich and Poore muſt lye
In one euen Scale: All Suiters, in thine Eye
Welcome alike; Euen Hee that ſeemes moſt baſe,
Looke not vpon his Clothes, but on his Caſe.
Let not Oppreſſion waſh his hands ith’ Teares
Of Widowes, or of Orphans: Widowes prayers
Can pluck downe Thunder, & poore Orphans cries
Are Lawrels held in fire; the violence flyes
Vp to Heauen-gates, and there the wrong does tell,
Whilſt Innocence leaues behind it a ſweet ſmell.
Thy Conſcience muſt be like that Scarlet Dye;
One fowle ſpot ſtaines it All: and the quicke Eye
Of this prying world, will make that ſpot thy ſcorne.
That Collar (which about thy Necke is worne)
Of Golden Eſſes, bids thee ſo to knit
Men hearts in Loue, and make a Chayne of it.
That Sword is ſeldome drawne, by which is meant,
It ſhould ſtrike ſeldome: neuer th’innocent.
Tis held before thee by anothers Hand,
But the point vpwards (heauen muſt that comand)
Snatch it not then in Wrath; it muſt be giuen,
But to cut none, till warranted by Heauen.
The Head, the politike Body muſt aduance
For which thou haſt this Cap of Maintenance,
And ſince the moſt iuſt Magiſtrate often erres,
Thou guarded art about with Officers,
Who knowing the pathes of Others that are gone,
Should teach thee what to do, what leaue vndone.
Nights Candles lighted are, and burne amaine,
Cut therefore here off, Thy Officious Traine
Which Loue and Cuſtome lend thee: All Delight
Crowne both this Day and Citty: A good Night
To Thee, and theſe Graue Senators, to whom
My laſt Fare-wels, in theſe glad wiſhes come,
That thou & they (whoſe ſtrength the City beares)
May be as old in Goodneſſe as in Yeares.
THe Title-page of this Booke makes promiſe of all the Shewes by water, as of theſe On the Land; but Apollo hauing no hand in them, I ſuffer them to dye by that which fed them; that is to ſay, Powder & Smoake. Their thunder (according to the old Gally-foyſt-faſhion) was too lowd for any of the Nine Muſes to be bidden to it. I had deuiz’d One, altogether Muſicall, but Times Glaſſe could ſpare no Sand, nor lend conuenient Howres for the performance of it. Night cuts off the glory of this Day, and ſo conſequently of theſe Triumphes, whoſe brightneſſe beeing ecclipſed, my labours can yeeld no longer ſhadow. They are ended, but my Loue and Duty to your Lordſhip ſhall neuer.
---Non diſplicuiſſe meretur,
Feſtinat (Prætor) Qui placuiſſe Tibi.
- [marginal note] Ebbe
- [marginal note] The Aldermen,
- [marginal note] The twelve Companies
- [marginal note] Lord Maior.
- [marginal note] Henry the 4.
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