For the materials of the earlier of the ' Lives' contained in this volume I have been chiefly indebted to the Collection of State Papers at the Rolls House; to the PrivyCouncil Registers at the Council Office; and to many manuscripts in the Cottonian, Harleian, Sloane, and Lansdowne Collections at the British Museum.

Highoate; 6th May, 1870.

The liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Isaiah, xxxii, 8.

Man's only relics are his benefits;
These, be there ages, be there worlds, between,
Retain him in communion ivith his hind.

Landor (Count Julian). CONTENTS.

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