The Triumphes of

At the Inauguration of Sir Iames
, Knight, in the Dignity of Lord
Maior of London: On Tueſday, the 29. of Octo
ber. 1611

Performed in the harty loue, and at the
charges of the Right Worſhipfull, Worthy,
and Ancient Company of Gold-

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The Triumphs of Golde.

THE ancient Romaines, who
were the firſt Creators of
Conſuls and Senators for
publike rule and honorable
gouernment, vſed yearelie
triumphall ſhowes and de
uiſes, to grace their ſeuerall
Inauguration. From which
famous and commendable Cuſtome, London (as
well as other Magnificent Citties of the World)
hath (from time to time) both deuiſed and conti
nued the like loue and carefull reſpect, at the Cre
ation of her worthy Conſuls and Magiſtrates: As
inſtant occaſion may ſerue to teſtifie, for the ho
norable eThis text is the corrected text. The original is eſtaulment (SM)enſtaulment of Sir Iames Pemberton, Knight
and Alderman, in the high and eminent Office of
Londons Maioraltie. For the better effecting wher
of, the Ancient, Worthy, and Right Worshipfull
Company of Gold-Smithes
(ſparing no coſt, that
might expreſſe their loue to ſo Honorable a Bro
ther) added to his day of Triumphe, diuers deuiſes.
Firſt then, concerning the ſeruices performed
on the Water, when he tooke Bardge, with all the

other Companies towards Weſtminſter; ſuppo
ſition muſt needes giue ſome gracefull help to in
uention; and be as ready in apprehenſion, as the o
ther in action. Imagine then, that from the rich
and Golden Indian Mines, ſundry Ships, Frigots,
and Gallies, are returned home; in one of which,
Chioriſon the Golden King, with Tumanama his
peereleſſe Queene, are (at their owne entreaty)
brought into England, with no meane quantity of
Indian Gold, to behold the Countries beauty, and
the immediate day of ſollemne tryumph. Diuers
Sea-fights and skirmiſhes are actiuely performed,
both in the paſſage on to Weſtminſter, and backe
againe, each Gallant hauing his Indian Page atten
ding on him, laden with Ingots of Gold and Sil
uer, and thoſe Inſtruments that delued them out
of the earth. In which manner they march along
by Land likewiſe, the Indian King and his Queene
beeing mounted on two Golden Leopardes, that
draw a goodly triumphall Chariot.
No ſooner landeth the Lord Maior at Baynards
, but there he is ſaluted by Leofstane a Gold-
Smith, the firſt Prouoſt that bare authoritie in
London, who likewiſe is guarded by ten Halber
diers, to expreſſe the Martiall gouernment then in
vſe. His ſpeech being ended, hee conducteth the
Lord Maior and his worthy train on, till he comes
to an ancient Toombe or Monument, ſtanding in
apt place appointed for it: and by it is ordered the
Triumphall Chariot, to performe the ſeruices
thereto appointed. In the Chariot, we ſuppoſe the
ſhapes of King Richard the firſt, ſirnamed Cordelion,

and King Iohn his Brother, that ſucceeded him in
the Kingdome, and each hath his ſeuerall atten
ding Vertue. Richard was the firſt that gaue Lon
the dignity of a Lord Maior, reducing it from
the rule of Portgreues, Prouoſts, and Bayliffes, to
that more high and honourable Title: yet with
this reſtriction, that the election of the Maior con
ſiſted then in the King himſelfe, as it did all King
s life time, and ſo continued til the fifteenth
yeare of King Iohn
, who then (moſt graciouſly)
gaue the Cittizens of London abſolute power,
to elect a Lord Mayor amongſt themſelues, in
which worthy condition it hath euer ſince conti
nued. The ſeruices at the Tombe performed, doth
ſufficiently ſpeake it ſelfe in more meete place ap
pointed; and therefore needeth heere no further

The Orferie, or Pageant.

ON a Quadrangle frame, of apt conſtructure,
and anſwerable ſtrength, we erect a Rocke or
Mount of Golde, in ſuch true proportion, as Art
can beſt preſent it; with clifts, crannies, and paſſa
ble places, ſuch as may beſt illuſtrate the inuenti
on, and expreſſe the perſons therein ſeated, accor
ding to their ſeuerall Carracter and Office. The
Pioners, Miners, and Deluers, doe firſt vſe their
endeuour and labour, to come by the Oare of gold
and Siluer hidden in the Rock; which being (from
them) conuaied to the induſtrious Finer, it is by
him framed into Ingots of diuers formes, accor

ding as further benefit is to be made of it, and the
ſame applyed to moſt neceſſary vſes, as likewiſe is
apparantly diſcouered, in the Mint-Maiſter, Coy
ners, Gold-Smithes, Ieweller, Lapidarie, Pearle-
Driller, Plate-Seller, and ſuch like, all liuely acting
their ſundry profeſſions. To diſtinguish thoſe pre
cious Mettals of Gold and Siluer, from baſe adul
terating or corruption, wee ſhow there alſo an in
genious Say-Maiſter, with his Furnaces, Glaſſes
of parting each Mettall from other, his Table, Bal
lance, and Weightes, euen to the very ſmalleſt
quantitie of true valuation, in Ingots, Iewelles,
Plate or Monies, for the more honour of the
Prince and Countrey, when his Coynes are kept
from imbaſing and abuſing.
On the top or height of our Orferie, becauſe the
Societies creaſt or ſupremeſt Embleme, may hold
ſome correſpondency with our inuention (their
Motto or word being, Iuſtitia Virtutum Regina.) As
Queene of all other Vertues, we figure Chthoon, or
Veſta (Mother to Saturn, and called likewiſe Terra,
the breeding and teeming Mother of all Gold, Sil
uer, Minerall, and other Mettals) and ſeate her in
the cheefeſt Soueraignety.1 On her right hand ſits
Chruſos, Gold, her eldeſt Daughter, and Argurion,
Siluer; the youngeſt, richly ſuted, according to
their ſeuerall Natures and qualities. After a ſuppo
ſed long and tedious iourney, which all her daugh
ters, Gold and Siluer may ſeeme to haue had, tho
rough their Mothers large limits and Rocky king
dome, leauing in euery Vaine, Sinnew, & Artery,
the rich and valuable vertue of their ſplendour:

they are returned againe, and ſeated by her, to ful
fill this ſollemne day of Triumph, prepared for her
eldeſt Daughter, Golde. Now, that it might bee
publikely diſcerned, how vnpartiall an Empreſſe
ſhe is, and vncorruptible in her rich bounty to the
World; thus ſhe reueales it. That greedy and ne
uer-ſatisfied Lydian King, who deſired, that what
ſoeuer he toucht might turne to Golde, finding his
own couetouſneſſe to be his ruine, & he (imagina
rily) Metamorphozed into a Stone: Our Chthoon,
finding this Lydian Stone fit for her vse, tearmed it
Lithos; and becauſe (in his life time) the King was
ſo immeaſurably affected to Golde, ſhee impoſed
this vertue on the Stone, that it ſhould (for euer
after) be the Touch-Stone and Trier of both Gold
and Siluer, to warne other Worldlings of the like
auaritious folly. By this Stone ſhee tries the ver
tue of her Ingots, Iewels, Monies, &c. and poy
zing them afterward in her euen-handed-Ballance,
that euery Mettall might be iust and perfect: ſhee
not onely gaue that Stone to her golden Sonnes,
the Gold-Smiths, but her Daughter, Goldes figure
likewiſe, appointing her to ſit on their Armories
creaſt, with the Touch-Stone in the one hand, and
Ballance in the other, to repreſent her owne ſacred
perſon in Iuſtice, and to verify their word; Iuſtitia
Virtutum Regina
Now, leaſt the inſatiable World (which neuer
is ſufficed with guifts of greateſt eſteeme) ſhould
rob her againe of her two precious Daughters,
Chruſos and Argurion: ſhe linckes them faſt to her
Chaire of State with a Chaine of Gold, faſtened in

the middeſt with a golden Ouch or Buckle, the
tongue whereof hath ſo intricate a vertue, as none
but her ſelfe is able to vntye it. On them alſo doe
attend two beautifull Ladies, Philoponia and Mne
, Antiquity and Memory, who make diſcoue
ry of Empeiria, or graue Experience in the Golde-
auncient profeſſion, by the imagined Car
racter of learned Dunstane, who beeing Biſhop of
Worceſter, London, and Arch-Biſhoppe of Canter
, had no little delight in the Art of Gold-Smi
thery, and ſhewes himſelfe now (as then) acting
that profeſſion.
The Emblemes going before this Orferie, a Mare-
man, and Mare-Maide (each quartered with a gol
den Vnicorne) doe figure the long continued loue
and amity, which (time out of minde) hath helde
betweene the Gold-Smiths and Fiſh-Mongers, as
Time (in his ſpeech for that purpoſe) more at large
Leofstane his firſt ſpeech at Baynards
Caſtle, after the Lord Maior is
IF it ſeeme ſtrange vnto you (Ho
nourable and worthy Lorde) that in
this manner I preſume to ſalute yee;
the Iustice of the preſent cauſe, and
the Suffrages due to ſuch daies of Triumph, ſhall
inſtantly yeild you ample ſatisfaction. Firſt, for my
ſelfe, I was ſometime as you are now, Lieutenant

or Gouernour of this famous Citty, albeit not in
ſo milde a forme or temper; in regard that thoſe
daies of diſturbance and rough combuſtion (after
foure ſeuerall Conqueſts of the whole Land, and
vnſetled aſſurance in the very laſt) required a ſtear
ner ſtraine of awfull rule, then now theſe ſweeter
ſinging times are able to endure. Portgreues, Pro
uoſts, and Bayliffes, were Londons firſt Magi
ſtrates, and (of Prouoſts) I the firſt, beeing named
Leofſtane, and a Golde-Smith by my profeſſion, as
the powerfull commaund that raiſed mee from my
Graue at Bermondſey, enſtructes mee that you are,
and thought it fit, that the firſt honoured Brother
of our auncient Fraternity, ſhould attend this day
of your ſollemne Inauguration, hauing a Brother
Sheriffe alſo of the ſame Society. For theſe my
followers that attend mee now, as in my time of
authority they did: hoſtile ſtill, to Londons Ene
mies or rude diſturbers, but peacefull to all her
friendly louers. Then Honorable Lord, and Bro
ther Gold-Smith, ſeeing Time priuately tels me,
that hee hath further imployment for me in this
your day of Triumphe, as beſt occaſion ſhall giue
way thereto: heere endes my first ſalutations to
your ſelfe, and theſe graue Senators your worthy
Bretheren, who (in my time) were ſtyled by
the Name of Domeſ-men, Elder-men, or Iudges
of the Kinges Courts, and were then aſſiſtant
to me, in care, councell, and fatherly prouidence,
for this Citties good, as theſe reuerend men haue
bin to others, and now wil be the like to you. And
ſo I leaue ye to your further progreſſion.

The ſpeeches at the Tombe.
Leofstane, I charge thee ſtay.

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He that ſuruaies what euer deedes are done,
Abridges, or giues ſcope, as likes me beſt;
Recalling to the preſent ſight of Sunne
Actions, that (as forgot) haue lien at reſt,
And now, out of thy long-ſince buried Cheſt
At Bermondſey, raiſd thee to ſee this day:
Leofstane; tis he, that dares compell thy ſtay.

See in how ſhort a while a quiet Soule,
Hid from this world fiue hundred years and more,
May be forgetfull of great Times controule,
By ſuch gay ſights as nere I ſaw before.
My ſelfe yer while could tell this worthy Lord,
Time had reuiu’d me, to attend this day:
Pardon me then, that I durſt breath a word
In conteſtation, where all ought obey,
needs muſt theſe gaudier daies yeild greater crime,
When long grau’d Ghoſts dare thus contend with (Time.
Enough, no more; Now honourable Lord,
For whoſe inſtalment in this Dignity,
Thy louing Bretheren liberallie affoord,
Out of their loues their glad harts ſimpathie.
And what may elſe thy triumph dignifie:

As thus I turne my Glaſſe to Times of old,
So tune thine eares to what muſt now be told.
In this triumphall Chariot thus attending,
Sit the ſuppoſed ſhapes of two great Kings,
That to this Citty gaue no ſmall befriending,
Aduancing it from meane to mightier things,
From whence thy very inſtant honor ſprings:
For where before, ſtearne, Martial-Regiment
Bare ſole command, grew this graue gouernment.
For his vndaunted courage and great minde,
When in Gods cauſe he plaid a Champions part,
In faire Iudea, where the Pagane blinde
In Gods houſe would his mawmerry haue ſhrinde,
And full defac’d Star-bright Hieruſalem:
This royall Richard foild his forces then.
But ere he vndertooke that holy war,
This Citty (his cheefe Chamber) did he grace
With Dignity, beyond the former far,
For Portgraues, Prouoſts, Bayliffs held beſt place,
Such, and no other (then) was Londons caſe.
Till he bethought him of a Lord-Maiors name:
And ſo the Title of Lord Maior firſt came.
And ſhall I tell ye what that firſt Lord was?
A Gold-Smith, of thine owne profeſſion,
Iudicious, learned, and of ſuch diſcretion,
That euen by Richards owne direction,
All his whole time, he held the State ſtill on,
And ſo, vntill the fifteenth of King Iohn.
Which did exceed full foure and twenty yeares,
That this graue Gold-Smith held authority

Of the Lord Maior, as by Records appeares.
Nineteene whole yeares this ſtile of dignity
Came from the King: But then moſt graciouſly,
Iohn gaue the Cittizens free leaue t’elect
Yearely their Maior, whom beſt they ſhould re-(ſpect.
Fiue yeares (each after other) till they choſe
That graue Fitz-Alwine, to his dying day,
When he was called hence to bleſt repoſe.
Then iuſtly may we be thus bold to ſay
Foure hundred yeares & three, the Lord (MK)L. Maiors ſway
Hath held in London, vnder their commaund:
Who ſtill aſſignde that office to their hand.
How many Gold-Smiths haue enioyed the place,
Were needleſſe to recount. Yet here ſleepes one,
Whom in this vrging, and important caſe,
(He being Gold-Smith too, and long ſince gone
Out of this world, old Nicholas Faringdon,
Foure times Lord Maior) I may not well omit,
Becauſe I thinke him for this Triumph fit.
Theſe gates he built, this ward of him took name,
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And three and fifty yeares he did ſuruiue
After his firſt being Maior. What plenty came
To greete his daies, with former times did ſtriue,
And nere the like, as when hee was aliue:
Ariſe, ariſe I ſay, good Faringdon,
For in this triumph thou muſt needs make one.

Time ſtriketh on the Tombe with his Siluer wand,
and then Faringdon ariſeth.

AStoniſhment and frightfull wonder,
Shakes and ſplits my Soule in ſunder.

Cannot Graues containe their dead,
Where long they haue lien buried;
But to Triumphs, ſports, and ſhowes
They muſt be raiſde? Alacke, God knowes,
They count their quiet ſlumber bleſt,
Free from diſturbance, and vnreſt.

I know it well good man. Yet looke about,
And recollect thy ſpirits, free from feare,
Note what thou ſeeſt.
How? Whence, or where
May I ſuppoſe my ſelfe? Well I wot,
(If Faringdon miſtake it not)
That ancient famous Cathedrall,
And that this Warde witneſſe can,
Once thereof I was Alderman,
And gaue it mine owne proper name.
I build theſe Gates, the very ſame.
But when I note this goodly traine,
(Yclad in Scarlet) it ſhould ſayen
(And ſoothlie too) that theſe are they:
Who watch for London night and day,
Graue Magiſtrates; Of which faire band,
(When ſecond Edward ſwayed this Land;)
Foure ſeuerall times the chiefe was I,
And Lord of Londons Maioraltie.
As by the bearing of that Sword,
It ſeemes that you are Londons Lord:
To whom becomes me loute3 full low,
Old duty yet (me thinkes) I know.

Turne now thy Glaſſe to inſtant day,
And let old Faringdon thee pray:
Good Time, reſolue him, what is he,
Grac’d with this day of Dignitie?

A Brother of the Gold-Smiths Company,
Whoſe vertues, worth, and ſpeciall loue of all,
Hath raiſd vnto this high authority.
Moreouer, note, how fit his lot doth fall,
That time ſhould likewiſe at this inſtant call,
A Sheriffe of the ſame Society:
To beare a part in this Solemnity.
See how the Bretheren of that worthy band,
Abound in loue and liberality;
To grace this Iouiall day; On tip-toe ſtand
Their iocond Spirits: Ioying mutually,
In Maior and Sheriffe of their Company.
How can thy Ghoſt then, but reioyce to ſee:
This honour of thine owne Society?
Ioy and gladſome iouiſſance,
Doth old Faringdon in-trance,
To heare the tale that Time hath told,
Since thoſe reuerend daies of old,
Vnto this great Solemnity,
For Brethren of my Company.
Glad and golden be your daies,
Liue in Prince and peoples praiſe:
Honour London with your care,
Study ſtill for her welfare:
And as Gold-Smiths both you are,
Such good and golden deeds prepare,

That may renowne our Myſtery,
To times of vtmoſt memory.
My minute cals, and Ghoſts muſt go.
Yet loath I am to leaue ye ſo.
For I could well ſpend out this day,
And doe what ſeruice elſe I may;
Were Time but pleaſde that I might ſtay.
Time, that in this daies honour raiſde vs both,
Meanes not (I truſt) ſo ſoone to ſunder vs:
To ſee that ſeparation, I am loath,
Be then to both ſo kind and gracious;
That we may waite vpon this worthy man:
And do him yet what ſeruice elſe we can.
You haue your owne deſires. Goe Faringdon,
There in that Chariot is thy place preparde:
Heere, I (as Coach man) meane to guide yee on,
So long as well our reſpit may be ſparde.
On then, away, for we haue held ye long:
And done (I doubt) your worthy Gueſts great (wrong.
HEere, my Lord, my charge was limited, to de
ſcribe this rich and beautious Monument vnto
yee, with all relations thereto appertaining. But
Time hath told me, that Gueſts of great State and
Honour are come to feaſt with you, and the leaſt
delay now, may be both offenſiue, and troubleſom;
therefore it is referred to more apt conueniency,
when wee (with much better leyſure) may attend

Leofſtane deſcribeth the Orferie or Pageant.
THis Orferie, ſo ſtyled by the auncient Epithite
of your Companies profeſſion, or Gold-Smi
thery, doth ſpeake it ſelfe vnto your honor in this
manner. Heere doe the Miners and Pioners delue
into the Earths entrailes, to gaine the Oare, both
of Gold and Siluer, and hauing attained thereun
to in plentifull meaſure, the ingenious Fyner pur
geth him from his firſt Nature, and ſhapes him in
to Ingots of variable forme, according as his Art
beſt guids and enſtructs him. From him, theſe pre
cious Mettals deſcend to diuers other dexterious
Artezans; as the Mint-Maiſter, his Coyners, and
diuers others, who make them to ſerue in publike
paſſage for generall benefit, both in Coyne, Plate,
and Iewels, as occaſion beſt diſcouereth the iuſt
neceſſitie. Beeing brought into theſe variant ſub
ſtances, to preſerue thoſe pure refined bodies from
baſe adulterating, the Eſsay-Maiſter or abſolute
Tryer of eythers vertue, makes proofe of them in
his Furnaces, and of their true worth or value. So
are they commended to Soueraigne Iustice, atten
ded by her gracious Daughters, Golde and Siluer,
who bountifully hurle abroad their Mothers trea
ſures, after ſhe hath (yet once againe) tried them,
by the Touch of vndeceiueable perfection. The
reſt, that do ſufficiently ſpeake themſelues in their
diſtinguiſhed places, as the Ieweller, Lapidarie,
Pearle-Driller, Golde-Smith, and ſuch like, your

eye of heedefull obſeruation may ſpare their fur
ther relating. Onely I may not omit theſe two ver
tuous Ladies, Antiquity and Memory, who, preſent
(in apt place) Graue Iudgement or Experience in
the Golde-Smiths ancient facultie, by the ſuppo
ſed ſhape of venerable Dunſtane, a man, ſometime
very practique, & ſo well skild in Gold-Smithery,
as (notwithſtanding his more Diuine profeſſion)
being Biſhop of Worceſter, London, and laſtly Arch-
Biſhop of Canterbury, delighted therein to his vt
moſt date of life.
So much for that; There Leofſtane make a pauſe,
Till Time haue certified this honoured Lord
Concerning theſe faire Emblemes, And the cauſe
Of their combining in this kind accord.
The Argument doth inſtantly affoord,
The ancient loue and cordiall amity
Between the Fiſhmongers & Gold-Smiths Com- (pany.
At Feaſts and ſolemne meetings, on each ſide,
A Fiſh-Monger and Gold-Smith, hand in hand
Haue long time gone, and nothing could deuide
The rare continuance of that louing band:
Which (doubtleſſe) to the end of time will ſtand.
And therefore, theſe Impreſes are thus borne:
The ones Fiſh, with the others Vnicorne.
Yet let no cenſure ſtray ſo far at large,
To thinke the reaſon of that vnity
Makes Fiſh-Mongers ſupport the Gold-Smithes(charge,
And their expences ſhared equally:
No, ti’s the Gold-Smiths ſole Society.

That in this Triumph beares the Purſſe for all:
As theirs the like, when like their lot doth fall.
Their loues (herein) may not be thought the leſſe,
But rather virtuall, and much ſtronger knit,
That each to other may the ſame expreſſe,
When honour (in each Science) makes men fit
On ſuch a Seat of Dignity to ſit.
Then Peters Keies, with Dauids Cup of Golde
May freely march together, vncontroulde.

Now, as cuſtome wils it ſo,
On to Paules Church muſt ye goe,
To bleſſe God for this bounteous day.
Till you returne, heere will we ſtay,
And vſher then a gladſome guilding,
Home to the place of your abiding.
For ſuch is your kind Bretherens will:
And Time hath tyed vs therevntill.
At night at my Lords Gate.
THus (honoured Lord) haue wee dutiouſly at
tended ye, till Time appointeth our departing,
who hath tutourd Leofſtanes tongue how to take
his leaue, with ſome remarkeable obſeruations,
not altogether vnfitting your attention. Firſt, the
day of your Election, falling out in ſuch ſtrange
manner as it did, exceeded the memory of Man
to ſpeake the like. And yet, notwithſtanding, ſo
great a Snow, Sleete, and rough winde; at the ve
ry inſtant of your choyce, the Sunne did as readily

thruſt foorth his Golden beames, to guilde the in
ſtant of your Inauguration, as harts and hands did
cheerefully applaud it with free and full confirma
tion. Next, three Names, all of equall ſillables
and ſound, to happen in the immediate choice; is
a matter deſeruing regard, and (from the Maioral
ties firſt beginning) neuer was the like. Pemberton,
Swynnerton, and Middleton, Names of three moſt
worthy Gentlemen, but of much greater worth
in ſence and ſignificancie, as your own (my Lord,
for breuitie) may yeilde an inſtance. Pemberton
deriues it ſelfe from the auncient Brittiſh, Saxon,
and eldeſt Engliſh, each Sillable ſuted with his apt
meaning. Pem, implyeth the Head, cheefe or
moſt eminent part of any thing; Bert, beareth the
Charracter of bright ſhining and radiant ſplen
dour; and Tun, hath continued the long known
Word for any Towne or Citty, as moſt Shires in
England (to this day) dooth deliuer the expreſſion
of their Townes; As London, ſometime tear
med Ludstun, or Luds-Towne, may ſervue as an ex
ample. A bright head of this famous Citty, in
terpreting it ſelfe in the Name of Pemberton, and
he being enſtaulled in the gouernment, to bee her
bright-ſhining Head vnder his Soueraigne, Leof
desire is;
Since Pemberton doth beare ſo bright a Name,
And that from gold & Goldſmiths grew his fame,
His deedes may prooue to be like burniſht Golde:
By no dim darkneſſe any way controulde.

Well haſt thou wiſht, therein Time ioynes with (thee,
And tels this Lord, that ſuch a goodly name,
Requires bright actions, from pollution free,
In word and deede to be alike, the ſame,
For then life ſtandeth on her faireſt frame.
And when the Head in ſplendour ſeems deuine,
The people learne (by his cleare light) to ſhine.
Contrariwiſe, obſcure and miſty deedes,
Do giue a harſh and hatefull preſident:
And of faire flowers begetteth ſtinking Weedes.
For ill example, harmes the innocent;
And makes him (in bad life) as violent.
Be to this Citty then, ſo bright an Head,
That all may ſay, it nere more flouriſhed.
Conſider likewiſe, Iames thy gracious King,
Sets Iames (his Subiect) heere his Deputy.
When Maieſte doth meaner perſons bring
To repreſent himſelfe in Soueraignty,
I’ſt not an high and great authority?
Let it be ſaid, for this high fauour done:
King Iames hath found, a iuſt Iames Pemberton.
Let me not now thy Bretherens loue omit,
So worthily (this day) to thee declarde,
If with like loue thou kindly welcome it,
Their hope is to the higheſt pitch preferde,
For thus they wiſh, as Time himſelfe hath heard:
That Pemberton, and Smithes, may both be,
An endleſſe honour to their Company.

So wiſh I too, with all my hart,
And ſeeing now we needs muſt part,
From Faringdon one farewell take,
Who giues it for the Gold-Smiths ſake.
You are Lieutenant to your King,
And tis a very worthy thing,
To minde Gods bleſsing, and his grace,
That brought yee to ſo high a place.
Oh ſoyle it not with any blame,
That, may impeach it, or your name.
For they haue told ye well before,
That whereof I need ſpeake no more:
You are a Gold-Smith, Golden be
Your daily deedes of Charitie.
Golden your hearing poore mens caſes,
Free from partiall bribes embraces.
And let no rich or mighty man
Iniure the poore, if helpe you can.
The World well wots, your former care
Forbids ye now to pinch or ſpare,
But to be liberall, francke, and free,
And keepe good Hoſpitality,
Such as beſeemes a Maioraltie,
Yet far from prodigality.
To be too lauiſh, is like crime
As being too frugall in this time.
I ſay no more, but God defend ye,
Many daies of comfort ſend ye,
To whom (with all theſe) I commend ye.


  1. In a rhetorical sleight of hand, Munday equates the distinct literary characters of Chthoon, Justice, Terra and Vesta. We have chosen to encode these as distinct characters, but in this pageant, they are all embodied by the same actor and conflated into a single character. (SM)
  2. Although Munday here says that the first lord mayor of London was Henry Fitz-Alwine, Fitz-Leofstane, a Goldsmith, in his later pageant Himatia-Poleos (1614), he claims that Stow misled him and that the first lord mayor was Henry Fitz-Alwine, a Draper. However Munday is inconsistent within Himatia-Poleos and the guild identification of London’s first lord mayor is thus the source of much confusion. (SM)
  3. I.e., bow. (JJ)


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