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apology for kings, I mean that whatsoever errors and intolerable abominations a sovereign prince commit, he ought to escape all punishment, as if thereby the world were only ordained for kings, and they without controulinent to turn it upside down, at their pleasure; but by the contrary, by remitting them to God (who is their only ordinary judge) I remit them to the sorest and sharpest school-master that can be devised for them: for the further a king is preferred by God above all other ranks and degrees of men, and the higher that his seat is above iheirs, the greater is his obligation to his maker.
The remaining pieces in the volume are:
6. A Counter-blast to Tobacco; Anonymous.
7. A Discourse of the Powder Treason. Anonymous.
8. An Apology for the Oath of Allegiance, first set out anonymous, and afterwards published with the præmonition under his majesty's 'Own name.
9. A Præmonition to all Christian Mo. narchs, free Princes and States, written both in English and Latin, by his majesty.
10. A Declaration agatnst Vorstius, written
by his majesty, first in French, after translated into English by his majesty's leave.
11. A Defence of the Right of Kings, against Cardinal Perron, written by bis majesty in French, and thereafter translated into English by his majesty's leave.
To the above are added five speeches on different occasions. The king wrote also various pieces, in Latin, which it were needless to particularize.
The following lines are found under the print of James, prefixed to his works.
Crowns have their compass, length of days their date,
C. Chaas, (from cheese) chose. Caititness, meunness. Can, to know. Certes, certainly. Chambred, chumferred. Champ, (Fr.) field. Charytes, chariots. Chastise, to amend. Chese, cheese, to choose. Chesell, chisel, bodkin. Clepe, to call. Cleped, cleaped, clept, called.