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Carpentier cites- a passage from the romance De Troye-is, lift' which a chamber of- alabaster is mentioned. -SUPPL. Lu, Gtoss. Du Cange, torn. i. p. 136. '

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' f Thus'endeth the lyfe of Robert the devyll
-That was the servaunte of Our lorde _
' And of his condycyons that was full evyll .
' Emprinted in London by Wynkyn de Worde.

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Pag. zoo. to the Note Am), " Margaret countess of Richmond was a justice of peace."

Pag. 208. to Not. *. ADD " I make no apology for adding here an account of the furniture of a CLOSET at the old royal palace of Greenwich, in the reign of Henry the eighth; as it throws light on our general subject, by giving a lively picture of the fashions, arts, amusements, and modes of life, which then prevailed. From the same manuscript in the British Museum. " A clocke. A glasse of steele. Four bat-tell axes of " wood. Two quivers with arrowes. A painted table, [i. e. a picture] A payre of ballance [balances], with waights. '* A case of tynne with a plot. In the window [a large bow" window], a rounde bmapp, A standinge glasse of steele in ship.-A branche of flowres wrought upon wyre. Two " payre of playing tables of bone. A payre of chesmen in a " case of black lether. Two birds of Araby. A gonne [gun] " upon a stocke wheeled. Five paxes [crucifixes] of glasse and " woode. A tablet of our ladie and saint Anne. A standinge " glasse with imagery made of bone. Three payre of hawkes gloves, with two lined with velvett. Three combe-cases of " bone furnished. A night-cappe of blacke velvett embraw" deted. Sampson made in alablaster. A peece of unicorne's " home. Littel boxes in a case of woode. Four littel coffres " for jewels. A home of ivorie, A standinge diall in a case " of copper. A horne-glasse. Eight cases of trenchers. Forty " four._dogs collars, of sondrye makynge. Seven Iyam of filke. U A purse of crymson satten for a . . . . . embrawdered with " golde. A round painted table with th' ymage of a kinge. A " foldinge table of images. One payre of bedes [beads] of " jasper garnyshed with lether. One hundred and thirty eight " hawkes hoodes. A globe of paper. A mappe made lyke a " scryne. Two green boxes. with wrought corall in them. " Two boxes covered with blacke velvett. A reede tipt at *' both ends with golde, and bolts for a turony bowe 7. A

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4' chaire of joyned worke. An elle of synnamounde [Cinna" mon] sticke tipt with sylver. Three ridinge roddes for ladies, " and a yard [rod] of blake tipt with horne. Six walkyng *' staves, one covered with filke and golde. A blake satten-bag V with chesmen. A table with a cloth [a picture] of saint 't George embrawdered. A case of fyne carved work. A " box with a bird of Araby. Two long cases of blacke lether " with pedegrees._ A case of Irish arrows. A table, with' " wordes, of jhesus. A target. Twenty-nine bowes."4 MSS. Harl. 1419. fol. 58. In the GALLERY at Greenwich, mention is made of a " Mappe of England." Ibid. fol. 58. And in Westminster-palace " a Mappe of Hantshire." fol. 133. A proof that the topography of England was now studied. Among various HEADS of Furniture, or stores, at the castle of Windsor, such as Honns, GYRDELLES, HAWKES Hoons, WEAPONS, BUCKLERS, Docs COLLARS, and AIGLETTES, WALKING' STAVES are specisied. Under this last HEAD we have, " A 't Cane garnished with sylver and gilte, with astronomie upon " it. A Cane garnished with golde havinge a perfume in the -. " toppe, undre that a diall, with a paire of twitchers, and a " paire of compasses of golde and a foote reule of golde, a " knife and the sile, th' afte [the handle of ' the knife] of golde " with a whetstone tipped with golde, See." fol. 407. ' Ibid. Notes, col. l. To l. 25. ADD " lt is in this romance of Syr BEVYS, that the knight passes over a bridge, the arches of which are hung round with small bells. Signat. E iv. This is an oriental idea. In the ALCORAN it is said, that one of the felicities in Mahomet's paradise, will be to listen to the ravishing music of an infinite number of bells, hanging on the trees, which will be put in motion by the siwind proceeding from the throne of God. Sale's KORAN, Prelim. Disc. p. 100. In the enchanted horn, as we shall see hereafter, in le Lai du Corn, the rim of the horn is hung round with a hundred bells of a most

musical sound.

Pag. 219. REFER Not. f'. to ilorne in the text.

Pag.

Pag. 220. to l. 18. ADD this Note. In the Lincoln's-inn manuscript it is,

Divers is this myddel erde.

Hospit. Linc. MSS; N. 150. _

Pag. 221. Not. *. READ " Aurffrigium."

lbid. Not. col. I. l. 2, For t' Ethiope," READ " Europe." So MS. Hospit. Linc.

- Pag. 232. Not. 3. l. antep. READ " Hubert." [See Leland. SCRInT. BRiT, p. 228. And a Note in the editor's first Index, under GULIELMUS DE CANN0.]

Pag. 248. l. 8. READ "canonical."

Pag. 255. Not. '. READ " 238."

Pag. 265. To 1. r I. ADD this Note, " Much about the same , period, Lawrence Minot, not mentioned by Tanner, wrote a collection of poems on the principal events of the reign of king Edward the third, preserved in the British Museum. MSS. Cotton. GALB. E. ix.

Pag. 276. Not. '. READ " 360."

Pag. 277. ADD to Not. '. " Or, Cousin."

Pag. 278. ADD to Not. '. " See below, p. 300."

' Pag. 279. l. 18. To the word " Wy" ADD this Note. " Wy is probably Weyhill in Hampshire, where a famoiis fair still subfists.

Pag. 289. Not. d. READ 't Austins."

Pag. 292. For " John," READ " Thomas."

Pag. 298. Not. READ " p. 40."

Ibid. DELE Not. '. And SUBSTITUTE " Robartes men, or Roberdsmen, were a set of lawless vagabonds, notorious for their outrages when PIERCE PLOWMAN was written, that is, about the year 1350. The statute of Edward the third [an. reg. 5. c: xiv.]_specifies " divers manfiaughters, felonies, and " robberies, done by people that be-c-alled Roherdcsmen, Was" tours, and drawlatches." And the statute of Richard the second [an. reg. 7. c. v.] ordains, -t_hat_the statute' of-king

Edward

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