The Triumphs of the Golden Fleece

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Of The
Performed at the coſt and charges of the
Auncient and Honourable Societie of the
Drapers: For the enſtaulment of their Wor
thy Brother Mr. Martin Lvmley in the
Maioraltie of London
On Wedneſday, being the nine and twentieth day
of October 1623
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Printed by T. S. 1623.

Printer’s ornament.
ſhipfull and worthy Gentlemen,
Mr. John Gualter, Mr. John Foſter, Mr. Ro
bert Awbrey
, Mr. Walter Couentry, the Mai
ſters, Wardens Batchelers, and their Aſſiſtant
Brethren of the Auncient and Honorable

This text has been supplied. Reason: Heavy type or writing on reverse obscuring text. Evidence: The text has been supplied based on evidence internal to this text (context, etc.). (KLM)Companie of the Drapers.
TO you worthie Gentlemen,
whoſe prouident care and
liberall coſt, hath runne
through the troubleſome
trauaile of ſo ſerious an
employment, doe I iuſtly, and (as no more
then is your due) dedicate this poore
paines of mine, which might haue beene
more, had time ſo fauoured; but ſuch as
it is, take you the honour of my beſt en


The Epiſtle Dedicatorie.
deauour, in this dayes Triumphes of the
Golden Fleece, and what ſer
uice elſe you ſhall pleaſe to commaund
Your poore louing Brother,

A. Mundy.
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Printer’s ornament.
of the Golden Fleece:
Gracing the Triumph-day, for the Inaugu
ration of the Drapers worthy Brother,
Mr. Martin Lvmley, in the Maio
raltie of London, for the yeare
FIrſt, for the water-Ser
uice in the Morning,
when his Lordſhip ta
keth Barge for his
Conuoye to Weſtmin
, accompanied with the Knights
and Aldermen, his worthie Brethren
of ſeuerall Societies, and all the other
Companies in their Triumphall Bar
ges, with Drummes, Fifes, Trumpets,

The Triumphs of
and other Iouiall Inſtruments: There
is readily mounted on a Barge of apt
conueyance, a beautifull and curious
Argoe, ſhaped after the old Grecian
Antique manner, not with Maſtes
and Sayles, as prepared for rough and
boyſtrous Seas; but like to the Grecian
Argoes, for carriage of paſſengers, in
time of calme and gentle weather, ha
uing Bankes for men to ſit and rowe
with Oares, for more quicke and agile
paſſage on the Seas.
This Argoe, figureth that of ſo great
fame and renowne, wherein Prince
Jaſon, and his valiant Argonautes of
Greece, paſſed to Colchos, to fetch from
thence the Golden Fleece; which is the
Creaſt of the Drapers Armorie,
and therefore the maine motiue, of our
imploying the Inuention, alluding to
that famous Morall, and auncient Hi

the Golden Fleece.
VVee ſuppoſe this Argoe to be re
turned from Colchos, purpoſely to ho
nor this Triumphall day, by the rare
Arte of Medea the Enchantreſſe, that
kept the Fleece there ſo long a time, and
wherewith ſhe was now the more wil
ling to part; in regard of her affection
to the Drapers Companie, to
whom ſhe gaue it freely, for an honor
and Ornament to their Armes.
And to make the Triumph the more
ful of Maieſty, ſhe vouchſafed to come
her ſelfe in perſon, attended with the
faire Queene Jrene her daughter, and
accompanied with the famous Princes
Jaſon, Hercules, Telamon, Orpheus, Ca
and Pollox, all armed with fayre
guilt Armours; and bearing Trium
phall Lances, wreathed about with
guilded Laurell, and curious Shields,
all carrying the Impreſſe of the Golden

The Triumphs of &c.
Sixe Tributarie Indian Kings, hol
ding their ſeuerall dominions of Me
, and liuing in vaſſalage to her: are
commaunded by her to rowe the Ar
goe, all of them wearing their Tribu
tarie Crownes, and Antickely attired
in rich habiliments.
The Seruice being performed vpon
the VVater, the like is done on the
Land, all the reſt of the day following:
alwayes attending his honors ſeruice,
and for adding the more ſplendor to
the Triumphs Solemnitie.
VVhatſoeuer credit or commenda
tion (if any at all) may attend on the
Artefull performance of this poore de
This text is the corrected text. The original is n (KLM)uiſe: it belongeth to the Arts-Mai
ſters, Richard Simpſon and Nicho
las Sotherne
, and freely I giue it to
A. M.

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Munday, Anthony. The Triumphs of the Golden Fleece. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022, Draft.

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Munday, Anthony. The Triumphs of the Golden Fleece. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 05, 2022. Draft.

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Munday, A. 2022. The Triumphs of the Golden Fleece. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from Draft.

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