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to be taken for a most true, just, lawful and to all respects, a sincere and perfect marriage, nor could, ne ought by any man's power, authority, or jurisdiction be dissolved, broken, or separated, (for whom God joineth, no man can, ne ought to put asunder), and considering also, how during the same marriage in godly concord, the realm in all degrees flourished, to the glory of God, the honour of the prince, and the great reputation of the subjects of the same, and on the other side understanding manifestly, that the ground of the said device and practice for the said divorce proceeded first of malice and vain glory, and afterward was prosecuted and followed of fond affection and sensual fantasie

Fye on sinful fantasy!
Fye on lust and luxury!
Lust is but a bloody fire,
Kindled with unchaste desire,
Fed in heart; whose flames aspire,
As thoughts do blow them, higher and higher.
Pinch him, fairies, mutually;

Pinch him for his villainy;
Pinch him, and burn him, and turn him about,
Till candles, and star-light, and moonshine be out.

Merry Wives Act 5 Scene 5.

and finally executed and put in effect by corruption, ignorance and flattery: and not only feeling to our great sorrow, damage and regret, how shameful ignominies, rebukes, slanders, contempts, yea, what death, pestilence, wars, disobedience, rebellions, insurrections, and divers other great and grievous plagues,

Have done thy carm, thou hateful wither'd hag.

Queen Margaret.
And leave out thee? stay, dog, for thou shalt hear me.
If Heaven have any grievous plague in store,
Exceeding those that I can wish upon thee,
O let them keep it, till thy sins be ripe,

And then hurl down their indignation
On thee, the troubler of the poor world's peace !

Richard III. Act 1 Scene 3. God of his justice hath sent upon us, ever sithence this ungodly purpose was first begun and practised: but also seeing evidently before our eyes, that unless 80 great an injustice as this hath been and yet continueth, be redubbed, and that the said false and wrongful process, judgment and sentence, with their dependencies be repealed and revoked, nothing is less to be doubted, than that greater plagues and strokes are likely to increase and continue daily more and more within this.realm: do beseech your most excellent Majesty, as well in respect of your own honour, dignity and just title, as for truth's sake, wherewith (we doubt not) but your Highness also will be specially moved in conscience, and also for the entire love, favour, and affection, which your Majesty beareth to the commonwealth of this realm, and for the good peace, unity, and rest of us your most bounden subjects, and our posterity, that it may be enacted, etc. (1. Mariae (portions of) cap. I.)

In most humble wise sheweth unto your Majesty, your true and faithful subjects and liege men, the president of the corporation of the commonalty and fellowship of the science and faculty of physick in your city of London, and the commons and the fellows of the same, that whereas divers of them many times having in cure, as well some of the lords of your most honourable council, and divers many of the nobilty of this realm, as many other of your faithful and liege people, cannot give their due attendance to them, and other their patients, with such diligence as there duty were and is to do, by reason they be many times compelled, as well within the city of London and suburbs of the same, as in other towns and villages, to keep watch and ward, and be chosen to the office of constable, and other offices within the city and suburbs of the same, as in other places within this your realm, to their great fatigation and unquieting,

He was a thing of blood, whose every motion
Was timed with ing cries: alone he enter'd

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The mortal gate o' the city, which he painted
With shunless destiny, aidless came off,
And with a sudden reinforcement struck
Corioli, like a planet: Now all 's his :
When by and by the din of war 'gan pierce
His ready sense; then straight his doubled spirit
Re-quicken'd what in flesh was fatigate,
And to the battle came be; where he did
Run recking o'er the lives of men, as if
'Twere a perpetual spoil: and till we callid
Both field and city ours, he never stood
To ease his breast with panting.

Coriolanus Act 2 Scene 2.

and to the peril of their patients, by reason they cannot be conveniently attended. It may therefore please Your most excellent Majesty (enactment that the physicians in London shall be discharged to bear certain offices there. 32. Henry VIII.

cap. XL.)

De dotibus mulierum ubi aliqui custodes haereditatum maritorum suorum custodias habent ex dono vel concessione regis, sive custodes rem petitam teneant,, sive haeredes dictorum tenementorum vocentur ad warrentum, si excipiant, quod sine rege respondere non possint, non, ideo supersedeatur, quin in loquela praedicta, prout justum fuerit procedatur.

The translation of this chapter in Coke's Institute is in these words: Concerning the endowment of women, where the guardians of their husbands inheritance have wardship by the gift or grant of the king, or where such guardians be tenants of the thing in demand; or if the heirs of such lands be vouched to warranty, if they say that they cannot answer without the king: they shall not surcease upon the matter therefore,

If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well
It were done quickly: If the assassination
Could trammel up the consequence, and catch,
With his surcease, success; that but this blow
Might be the be-all and the end-all here,

But here, upon this bank and schoal of time,
We'd jump the life to come.

Act 1 Scene 7. but shall proceed therein according to right. (4. Edward I. cap. 3. Stat. 3).

Item est assentu et establi qe par mes prision du clerc en quecunque place ce soit

Lady, what man is he you are accused of?

They know, that do accuse me; I know none
If I know more of any man alive,
Than that which maiden modesty doth warrant,
Let all my sins lack mercy ! O my father,
Prove you, that any man with me conversed
At hours unmeet, or that I yesternight
Maintain'd the change of words with any creature,
Refuse me, hate me, torture me to death.

There is some strange misprision in the princes.

Two of them have the very bent of honour.
And if their wisdoms be misled in this,
The practice of it lives in John the bastard,
Whose spirits toil in frame of villainies.

Much Ado Act 4 Scene 1.'

ne soit proces ancientiz ne discontinues par mes prendre en escrivant un letre ou un silable tropp ou trop poi mes si tot qe la chose soit aperceu par chalenge du partie ou en autre manere soit hastivement amende en due forme sans doner avantage a partie qe chalange par cause de tien mesprision. (14. Edward III. Statute I. cap. VI. see also 9. Henry V. cap. 4, and 4. Henry VI. cap. 3).

You spend your passion on a mis prised mood :
I am not guilty of Lysander's blood;
Nor is he dead, for aught that I can tell.

I pray thee, tell me then, that he is well.

An if I could, what should I get therefore.

A privilege, never to see me more.
And from thy hated presence part I so:
See me no more, whether he be dead or no.

There is no following her in this fierce vein:
Here, therefore, for a while I will remain.
So sorrow's heaviness doth heavier grow
For debt, that bankrupt sleep doth sorrow owe;
Which now, in some slight measure it will pay,
If for his tender here I make some stay.

(Lies down).
What hast thou done? thou hast mistaken quite,
And laid the love-juice on some true-love's sight:
Of thy misprision must perforce ensue
Some true love turn'd, and not a false turn'd true.

Midsummer Nights Dream Act 3 Scene 2. I think the meaning of the word mis prision in these passages is explained by this statute, the translation of which is in these words, „Item, it is assented, that by the misprision of a clerk in any place wheresoever it be, no process shall be annulled, or discontinued, by mistaking in writing one syllable or one letter, too much or too little; but as

soon as the thing is perceived, by challenge of the party, or in other manner, it shall be hastily amended in due form, without giving advantage to the party that challengeth the same because of such misprision.“

Item ordeigne est et establie qe les justices du Roy devaunt queux ascune mesprision ou defaute soit ou serra trove soit il en ascune recordes et processes qoré sount ou serrount pendantz devaunt eux sibien


voie derrour come autrement ou en lez retournez dicelles faitz ou affairez par viscountz coroners baillifs des fraunchises ou autres qeconqes par mesprision des clerks dascuns des ditz courtz du Roi ou par misprision dez viscontz soutzviscountz coroners lour clercs ou autres officers clercs ou ministres qecondes en escrivant un lettre ou un silable trop ou trop poie aient poiar damender tiels

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