The Triumphs of Honor and Industry

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T he T ryumphs of
Honor and Induſtry .

A Solemnity performed through the
City, at Confirmation and eſtab
liſhment of the Right Honorable, George
In the Office of his Maieſties
Lieuetenant, the Lord Mayor of the fa
mous Citty of London.

Taking beginning at his Lord
ſhips going, and proceeding after his
Returne from receiuing the Oath of Maior
alty at Weſtminſter, on the morrow next
after Simon and Iudes day
October 29. 1617.

Printer’s ornament.
Printed by Nicholas OkesThis text has been supplied. Reason: Smudging dating from the original print process. Evidence: The text has been supplied based on evidence internal to this text (context, etc.). (CH).

Printer’s ornament.
To the Worthy Deſeruer of all
the Coſts and Triumphs, which the
Noble Society of Grocers in bounteous mea
ſure beſtow on him, the Right Honourable,
George Bovvles, Lord Mayor of
the famous City of London.

Right Honorable,
OVt of the ſlighteſt la
bours and imploy
ments there may that
Vertue ſometimes a
riſe, that may enligh
ten the beſt part of man, nor haue
theſe kind of Tryumphs an idle Rel
liſh, eſpecially if they be Artfully
accompliſht, vnder ſuch an eſteemed

The Epiſtle Dedicatory.
ſlightneſſe may often lurke that fire
that may ſhame the beſt perfection:
For inſtance, what greater meanes
for the imitation of Vertue and No
bleneſſe can any where preſent it ſelfe
with more Alacrity to the Beholder,
then the Memorable Fames of
thoſe Worthies in the Caſtle, manife
ſted by their Eſcutchions of Armes,
the onely Symboles of Honor and An
tiquity. The Honorable Seate that
is reſerued, all men haue hope, that
your Iuſtice and Goodneſſe will ex
actly merit, to the Honor of which I
commend your Lordſhips Vertues, re
At your Honors

T. M.

Printer’s ornament

T he T ryumphs of
Honour and Induſtry.

IT hath beene twice
my fortune in ſhort
time to haue im
ploiment for this
Noble Societye,
where I haue al
wayes mette with
men of much vn
derſtanding, and
no leſſe bounty,
to whom coſt appeares but as a ſhadow, ſo there
be fulneſſe of content in the performance of the
ſolemnity, which that the world may iudge of,
for whoſe pleaſure & ſatisfaction, cuſtome hath
yeerly framde it, (but chiefly for the honor of the
City) it begins to preſent it ſelfe, not without
forme and order, which is required in the mea
neſt emploiment.

The triumphs of
The firſt Inuention.

ACompany of Indians, attired according to
the true Nature of their Country, ſeeming
for the moſt part naked, are ſet at worke in an
Iland of growing ſpices; ſome planting Nutmeg
Trees, ſome other ſpice trees, of all kinds, ſome
gathering the fruits, ſome making vp bags of
Pepper, euery one ſeuerally imploide; Theſe
Indians are al actiue youths, who ceaſing in their
labours, dance about the trees, both to giue con
tent to themſThis text has been supplied. Reason: Smudging dating from the original print process. Evidence: The text has been supplied based on evidence internal to this text (context, etc.). (MK)elues and the ſpectators.
After this ſhew of dauncing Indians in the
Iland, followes triumphantly a rich perſonage,
preſenting India, (the Seate of Merchandiſe) this
India ſits on the top of an Illuſtrious Chariot,
on the one ſide of her ſits trafficke or merchan
, on the other ſide, Induſtry, both fitted and
adorned according to the property of their na
tures, Induſtry holding a golden Ball in her hand
vpon which ſtandsſtādsCupid, ſignifying that Induſtry
gets both wealth and loue, and with her aſſociate
Trafficke or Merchandize, who holds a Globe in
her hand, knits loue and This text is the corrected text. The original is peaeepeace amongſt all Na
tions, to the better expreſſing of which, if you
giue attention to Induſtry, that now ſets forward
to ſpeake, it will be yours more exactly.

Honor and Induſtry.
The ſpeech of Induſtry in the

IWas iealous of the ſhadowing of my grace,
But that I know this is my time and place;
Where ha’s not Induſtry a noble friend,
In this Aſſembly, euen the beſt extend
Their grace and loue to me, (ioyde or amazde)
Who, of true Fame poſſeſt but I haue rayſde,
And after added Honors to his dayes,
For Induſtry is the life-bloud of praiſe,
To riſe without mee, is to ſteale to glory,
And who ſo abiect to leaue ſuch a ſtory,
It is as cleere as Light, as bright as truth,
Fame waytes their age, whom Induſtry their youth.

Behold this Ball of Gold, vpon which ſtands
A golden Cupid wrought with curious hands,
The mighty power of Induſtry it ſhowes,
That gets both wealth, and loue, which ouerflows
With ſuch a ſtreame of Amity and peace,
(Not onely to it ſelfe adding increaſe)
But ſeuerall nations where commerce abounds
Taſte the harmonious peace, ſo ſweetly ſounds,
For inſtance, let your gracious eye be fixt,
Vpon a Ioye, true, though ſo ſtrangely mixt.

The triumphs of
And that you may take the better note of their
adornments, India whoſe ſeate is the moſt emi
nent, for her expreſſion, holdes in her hand a
wedge of golde, trafficke her aſſociate, a Globe,
Induſtry a faire golden Ball in her hand, vpon
which ſtands a goldengoldē Cupid, Fortune expreſt with
a ſiluer wheele, Succeſſe holding a painted Ship
in a Hauen, wealth a golden key where her heart
lyes, Vertue bearing for her manifeſtation, a ſiluer
ſhield, Grace holding in her hand a booke, Perfe
, a crowne of gold.
At which words the Pageant of ſeuerall Na
tions, which is purpoſely planted neer the ſound
of the words, mooues with a kind of affectionate
ioy, both at the honor of the dayes triumph, and
the proſperity of Loue, which by the vertue of
Traffick, is likely euer to continue, and for a good
Omen of the Euerlaſting continuance of it, on
the top of this curious and triumphant Pageant,
ſhoots vp a Laurell tree the leaues ſpotted with
gold, about which ſit ſix celeſtial figures, preſen
ting Peace, Proſperity, Loue, Vnity, Plenty, & Fide
, Peace
 holding a branch of Palme, Proſperity
a Laurell, Loue, two ioynd hands, Vnity two
Turtles, Plenty holding fruits, Fidelity a ſiluer an
chor. But before I entred ſo far I ſhould haue
ſhowde you the zeale and loue of the French
and Spaniard, which now I hope will not ap
peare vnſeaſonably, who not content with a ſilent
ioy like the reſt of the Nations, haue a thirſt to

Honor and Induſtry.
vtter their gladneſſe, though vnderſtood of a
ſmall number, which is this.

The ſhort ſpeech deliuered by the Frenchman
in French.

La multitude m’ayant monte ſur ce haut lieu, pour
contempler le glorieux triumphe de ceſte Iournee, le
voy quen quelque ſorte la noble dignite de la treſho
norable ſociete des Grociers
y eſt repreſentee, dont
meſiouiſſant par deſſus tous, le leur ſouhaite & a
Monſegneur le Mayre le Comble de touttes nobles &
heureuſes fortunes.

The ſame in Engliſh.

IT is my ioy chiefly, (and I ſtand for thou
ſands) to ſee the glory of this triumphant day,
which in ſome meaſure requites the noble wor
thineſſe of the Honourable Society of Grocers,
to whom and to my Lord Mayor I wiſh all good
This Frenchman no ſooner ſets a period to his
ſpeech, but the Spanyard in zeale as vertuous as
he, vtters himſelfe to the purpoſe of theſe words.

The Spanyards ſpeech in Spaniſh.

Ningunas de todas eſtas naciones conciben maior
y ver dadera alegria en eſte triumphante y glorioſo
dia que yo, no, minguna de todas ellas, porque agora


The tryumphs of
que me parece que ſon tan ricas, es ſenal que los de my
naciòn en tratando con ellas receberan, mayor pro
uecho dellas, Al my ſenior Don Maior todas buenas y
dichoſas fortunas, Y a los de la honrada Compania de
dichoſos deſsi eos, Y aſſi dios guarde a my
ſenior Don Maior, y rogo à dios que todo el anno ſi
guiente, puede ſer tan dichoſo, como eſta entrada ſuya,
a la digmday
de la ſeniora, Guarde dios a ſu ſen
The ſame in EngliſThis text has been supplied. Reason: Type not (sufficiently) inked. Evidence: The text has been supplied based on evidence internal to this text (context, etc.). (MK)h.
NOne of all theſe Nations, conceiue more
true ioy at this triumphant day, then my ſelf,
to my Lord Mayor all faire and noble fortunes,
and to the worthy Society of Grocers, all happy
wiſhes, and I pray heauen, that all the yeere fol
lowing may be as happy and ſucceſſefull, as this
firſt entrance to your dignity.
This expreſſion of their ioy and loue hauing
ſpent it ſelfe, I know you cannot part contented,
without their ſeuerall inſcriptions; now the fa
uour and helpe muſt be in you, to conceiue our
breadth and limits, and not to thinke we can in
theſe cuſtomary bounds comprehend all the na
tions, but ſo many as ſhall ſerue to giue content
to the vnderſtander, which thus produce them

Honor and Induſtry.

This fully expreſt, I arriue now at that part of
Tryumph, which my Deſire euer haſtned to
come to, this Caſtle of Fame or Honor, which
Induſtry brings her Sonnes vnto in their Reue
rend Ages.
In the front of this Caſtle, Reward and Indu
 deckt in bright Robes, keepe a Seate be
tweene them for him to whom the Dayes ho
nour is dedicated, ſhewing how many worthy

The tryumphs of
Sonnes of the Citty, and of the ſame Society,
haue by their Truth, Deſert and Induſtry come
to the like honour before him, where on a ſud
den is ſhewne diuerſe of the ſame Right Wor
ſhipfull Society of Grocers
, manifeſted both
by their good gouernment in their Times, as
alſo by their Eſcuchions of Armes, as an ex
ample and encouragement to all Vertuous and
Induſtrious deſeruers in time to come: And in
honour of Antiquity is ſhewne that Antient
and Memorable Worthy of the Grocers Com
Andrew Bockrill, who was Maior of
London the ſixteenth yeare of Henry the third,
1231. and continued ſo Mayor ſeuen yeares to
Likewiſe for the greater honour of the Com
pany, is alſo ſhewne in this Caſtle of Fame, the
Noble Allen de la Zouch, Grocer, who was
Maior of London the two and fiftieth yeare of the
ſame Henry the third
, which Allen de la Zouch,
for his good Gouernement in the Time of his
Maioralty, was by the ſayd King Henry the third,
made both a Baron of this Realme, and Lord
Chiefe Iuſtice of England: Alſo that Famous
Worthy, Sir Thomas Knoles, Grocer, twice
Maior of this Honorable Citty, which Sir Tho
 begunne at his owne charge that famous
building of Guild-hall in London, and other
Memorable workes, both in this Citty, and in
his owne Company, ſo much Worthineſſe be

Honor and Induſtry.
ing the Luſtre of this Caſtle, and ought indeed
to be the Imitation of the Beholder.
My Lord no ſooner approaches, but Re
 a Partner with Iuſtice in keeping that Seate
of Honor, as ouer-ioyde at the ſight of him,
appeares too free and forward in the Reſig
VVElcome to Fames bright Caſtle, take thy place,
This ſeate’s reſerud to doe thy vertues grace.
TRue, but not yet to be poſſeſt, heare me,
Iuſtice muſt flow through him, before that bee,
Great works of Grace muſt be requird and done,
Before the honor of this Seate be won.
A whole yeeres reuerend care in righting wrongs,
And guarding Innocence from malicious tongues.
Muſt be imployde in Vertues ſacred right,
Before this place be fild; tis no meane fight,
That wins this Palme, truth, and a vertuous care,
Of the oppreſſed, thoſe the Loadſtones are,
That will gainſt Enuies power drawe him forth,
To take this merit in this ſeat of worth:
Where all the memorable worthies ſhine,

The tryumphs of
In works of brightneſſe, able to refine,
All the beholders minds, and ſtrike new fire,
To kindle an induſtrious deſire,
To imitate their actions, and their Fame,
Which to this Caſtle addes that glorious Name.
Wherefore Reward, free as the Ayre or Light,
There muſt be Merit, or our work’s not right.

IF there were any error twas my loue,
And if it be a fault to be too free,
Reward commits but once ſuch hereſie.
How ere, I know your worth will ſo extend,
Your fame will fill this ſeat at twelue months end.

About this Caſtle of Fame are plaſt many ho
norable figures, as Truth, Antiquity, Harmony,
Fame, Deſert, Goodworks,
 on the top of the caſtle,
Honour, Religion, Piety, Commiſeration; the
workes of thoſe whoſe memories ſhine in this
If you looke vpon Truth firſt, you ſhall finde
her properly expreſt, holding in her right hand a
Sunne, in the other a Fanne of Stars, Antiquity
with a ſcrowle in her hand, as keeper of Honors
Records; Harmony holding a golden Lute, and
Fame not without her ſiluer trumpet, for deſert
tis glorious through her owne brightneſſe, but

Honor and Induſtry.
holdes nothing; goodworks expreſt with a Col
ledge or Hoſpitall.
On the toppe of the Caſtle, Honor manifeſted
by a faire Starre in his hand, Religion with a Tem
ple on This text is the corrected text. The original is hether head, Piety with an Altar, Commiſera
 with a melting or burning Heart.
And not to haue our ſpeakers forgotten, (Re
 and Iuſtice) with whom wee entred this part
of Triumph, Rewarde holding a wreath of gold,
ready for a deſeruer; and Iuſtice furniſht with her
Sword and ballance.
All this ſeruice is performed befoThis text is the corrected text. The original is r (MK)re the Feaſt,
ſome in Pauls Church-yard, ſome in Cheap-ſide,
at which place the whole Triumphe meets, both
Caſtle and Iland, that gaue delight vpon the
water, And now (as duety binds me) I commend
my Lord and his right honorable Gueſſe to the
ſolemne pleaſure of the feaſt, from whence I pre
ſume all Epicuriſme is baniſht; for where Honor
is maſter of the feaſt, Moderation and Grauity are
alwayes attendants.
The feaſt being ended at Guild-hall, my Lord
(as yeerly cuſtome inuites him) goes accompa
nied with the triumphe towards S. Pauls, to per
forme the noble and reuerend ceremonies
which diuine Antiquity vertuouſly ordained, and
is no leſſe then faithfully obſerude, which is no
meane luſtre to the City, Holy ſeruice and cere
monies accompliſht, he returnes by torch-light
to his owne houſe, the whole triumphe plac’t in

The triumphs of
comely order before him, and at the entrance of
his gate, Honor a glorious perſon, from the top of
the Caſtle giues life to theſe following words.

The ſpeech of Honor from the
top of the Caſtle, at the entrance of my
Lord Mayors Gate.

THere is no humane glory or renowne,
But haue their euening & their ſure ſun-ſetting,
Which ſhews that we ſhould vpward ſeeke our Crown
And make but vſe of time for our hopes bettering,
So to be truely mindfull of our owne,
Is to performe all parts of good in one;
The cloſe of this triumphant day is come,
And Honor ſtayes to bid you welcome home,
All I deſire for my Grace and good,
Is but to be remembred in your bloud,
With Honor to accompliſh the faire time,
Which power hath put into your hands; A crime
As great as euer came into ſins band,
I doo entitle a too ſparing hand,
Nothing deads Honor more, then to behold
Plenty coopt vp; and Bounty faint and cold;
Which ought to be the free life of the yeere,
For bounty twas ordaynd, to make that cleere
Which is the light of goodneſſe and of Fame,
And puts by Honor from the cloude of ſhame.

Honor and Induſtry.
Great coſt and loue hath nobly bin beſtowd,
Vpon thy triumph, (which this day hath ſhowd:
Embrace ’em in thy heart, till times afford
Fuller expresſion: in one abſolute word,
All the content that euer made man bleſt,
This triumph done, make a triumphant breſt.

No ſooner the ſpeech is ended, but the triumph
is diſſolud, and not poſſible to ſcape the hands
of the defacer, things that for their quaintneſſe
(I dare ſo farre commend them) haue not beene
vſually ſeen throgh the City; the credit of which
workmanshipworkmãſhip I muſt iuſtly lay vpon the deſerts of
MrRowland Bucket, chiefe maſter of the work; yet
not forgetting the faithfull care and induſtry of
my well approoued friend, Maſter Henry Wilde,
and Maſter Iacob Challoner, partners in the buſi
The ſeaſon cuts me off, & after this dayes trou
ble I am as willing to take my reſt.


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