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Author: Hopton, Arthur, 1587 or 8-1614.
Title: A concordancy of yeares. Containing a new, easie, and most exact computation of time, according to the English account. Also the vse of the English and Roman kalender, with briefe notes ... Newly composed and digested, by Arthur Hopton, Gentleman. The contents follow after the epistles.
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Print source: A concordancy of yeares. Containing a new, easie, and most exact computation of time, according to the English account. Also the vse of the English and Roman kalender, with briefe notes ... Newly composed and digested, by Arthur Hopton, Gentleman. The contents follow after the epistles.
Hopton, Arthur, 1587 or 8-1614.

[London]: Printed [by Nicholas Okes] for the Company of Stationers, 1612.
Nicholas Okes' device appears on the last page.
The first leaf is blank.
P8 is cancelled; text and pagination are continuous.
"A a4 are possibly cancel prelims. since Okes's ed. was pr. for R. Moore and was completed by 14 Oct. 1611, when it was impounded by the Stat. Co. because of a conflict over rights w. T. Adams"--STC.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Chronology -- Early works to 1800.

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TO THE RIGHT HO∣NOVRABLE, SIR EDWARD COKE KNIGHT, LORD Chiefe Iustice of the Common Plea's, all health and happinesse in this world, and in the world to come.
To the Reader.
table of contents
AD ARCTVRIVM HOPTON Annis etiamnum Iuuenilibus Ho∣mine liboro verè dignis Studijs oppidò quàm insignitum, Carmine Phaleucio Encomium.
Ianuarie hath xxxj. dayes. The Moone 30
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month February
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month March
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month April
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month May
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month June
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month July
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month August
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month September
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month October
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month November
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month December
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Chap. I. Of the Distinction of Creatures, and their respondency to the World.
CHAP. II. The definition of the World.
CHAP. III. Of the diuision of the World.
CHAP. IIII. Of the Elementall part of the World.
CHAP. V. Of the Aethereall or Coelestiall part of the World.
CHAP. VI. Of the first Moueable.
CHAP. VII. Of the Christalline Heauen.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Starry Heauen.
CHAP. IX. The course, colour, placing, magnitude, and distance of the seuen Planets, with the thicknesse of their Spheares.
CHAP. X Of the magnitude of the Sunne and Moone, and the rest of the Planets, with their diameters, and distances from the Earth, in miles, ac∣cording to Tycho Brahe: and of the magnitude of the fixed Starres, and other secrets concer∣ning them.
Of the fixed Starres.
Why the Starres seeme fewest in Sommer, and most in Winter.
Of the magnitude of the Starres compared to the Earth.
Of Constellations.
Of the twinkling of Starres.
What the starres be made of.
CHAP. XI. Of the 6 great Circles in Heauen, and the twelue Signes.
CHAP. XII. Of the foure lesser Circles in Heauen.
CHAP. XIII. Of Time.
CHAP. XIIII. Of the day both Naturall and Artificiall, and their diuers beginnings.
CHAP. XV. Of the names of the Dayes, and their Etymologie.
CHAP. XVI. Of the Weeke.
CHAP. XVII. Of a Moneth, Solar, and Vsuall.
CHAP. XVIII. Of the Lunar Moneth, and the diuersities thereof.
CHAP. XIX. Of the Lunar Yeare, both Common and Extraordinary.
CHAP. XX. Of the Solar yeare, and the Etymology thereof.
CHAP. XXI. Of the Iulian yeare, or our vulgar yeare, and of the Leap-yeare, and the cause thereof, with the diuers beginnings of yeares.
CHAP. XXII. Vulgar errours reformed.
CAAP. XXIII. Of the Kalends, Nones, &c. And what they be.
CHAP. XXIIII. Of the infortunate and fatall dayes of the yeare, as also of the good and happy dayes.
CHAP. XXV. To finde what Planet doth reigne any houre in the yeare, and how long hee reigneth.
The vse of the precedent Table.
The vse of the Table.
CHAP. XXVI. Of the natures and properties of the seuen Planets.
CHAP. XXVII. A briefe discourse of the naturall causes of watery Meteors, as snow, haile, raine, &c.
Of the Raine-bow.
Of Raine.
Of Haile.
Of Snow.
Of Frost and Dew
Of Winde.
Of Earth-quakes.
Signes of Earth-quakes.
Of Thunder and Lightnings.
What things be not hurt with lightning.
CHAP. XXVIII. Diuerse signes to prognosticate what weather is towards.
Presages by the Moone.
Presages by the Starres.
Of the Raine-bow.
Presages by the Cloudes.
Prognostications by fires.
Prognostications by water.
Prognostications from Fishes and Fowles.
Prognostications of foure-footed Beasts.
Prognostications from woods, stones, &c.
CHAP. XXIX. Of the foure quarters of the yeare, and first of Winter.
Of the Spring.
Of Sommer.
Of Autumne.
CHAP. XXX. Certaine predictions of the weather in euery moneth, with necessary abstracts, and the Poeticall rising of the Starres.
The Abstract.
The Abstract.
The Abstract.
The Abstract.
The Abstract.
The Abstract.
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The Abstract.
The Abstract.
The Abstract.
The Abstract.
The Abstract.
CHAP. XXXI. Predictions of euery day more particularly.
CHAP. XXXII. Of the Golden number, Circle of the Sunne, Dominicall letter, and Epact, &c.
Of the Epact.
Of the Circle of the Sunne, and Do∣minicall letter, and to find them for euer.
Of the Dominicall letter.
Of the Romane indiction.
To get the Age, Change, Full, & Quarters of the Moone.
To finde the new, full, and quarters of the Moone.
To finde the new or full Moone more exactly by my new Tables.
CHAP. XXXIIII. To finde what signe the Sunne or Moone is in.
To know what signe the Moone is in by my new Tables.
To know what signe the Sunne is in.
CHAP. XXXV. Of the Eclipses of the Sunne and Moone, and to know when they shall happen, and the quantity of obscuration.
To finde the Eclipse of the Sunne.
Of the Eclypses of the Moone.
Of the parts of the Moone Eclipsed.
To finde the Moones Eclipse.
The vse of the former Table.
To finde the houre of the day.
CAAP. XXXVII. To know how long the Moone shineth, when she riseth and setteth, with the cause of her lesse or greater light.
To know when the Moone riseth and setteth.
CHAP. XXXVII. A Table to know the houre of the night by the Moone her comming to the South, the quantity of her shining, and full sea through England.
To know at what time the Moone will bee full South any day in the yeare.
To know what of the clocke it is in the night by the Moone.
CHAP. XXXVIII. Astronomicall Elections for physicke and Chirurgery, depending vpon the place, and course of the Moone.
How the vertues be corroborated.
Rules for drawing of bloud.
For Complection.
For age let bloud.
For the time of yeare.
For the time of Moneth.
The time of day.
Meats good for the whole body, and of a Sanguine Iuyce.
Meate good to beget choler, and dry vp watery phlegme.
Meate good to temper Choler, and to asswage heate with moistnesse.
Meate good to beget melancholy, and to mitigate heat with coldnesse.
Things good for many parts, and first good for the Head.
Good for the Heart.
Good for the Stomacke.
Good for the Eyes.
Good for the Liuer.
Good for the Lungs
Rules of Bathing.
Elections for Ablactation, or weaning of Children.
Elections for Husbandry.
CHAP. XXXIX. Of the moueable Feasts, and diuersities of Easter, with the reason of our difference and the Romanes.
CHAP. XL. To finde all the moueable Feasts for cuer according to our English Kalender.
To finde the Moueable Feasts otherwise.
CHAP. XLI. To finde the Moueable feasts according to the Romane Church.
CHAP. XLII. Of the Ember and Fasting-daies, as also of the times of Mariage.
CHAP. XLII. Of Weights and Measures vsed in England.
How Ale and Beere is measured.
How Wine, Oyle, and Hony is measured.
Measures of Graine.
Of Iron and Lead.
Of Fuell.
How things be Numbred. Furres.
Of Fish.
Of Paper and Parchment.
Of Wooll.
CHAP. XLIIII. Measure in Longitude, and of the length and the bredth and compasse of England, Ireland, and the adiacent Islands.
CHAP. XLV. To know how to reckon how much your daily expences commeth vnto in the whole yeare very readily without a Table, or Calculation.
How Money is numbred in England.
A briefe remembrance of the princi∣pall Faires in England and Wales, the Moneth, Day, and Place where they bee kept, more largely set forth then heretofore.
¶ Faires in Ianuary.
¶ Faires in February.
¶ Faires in March.
¶ Faires in Aprill.
¶ Faires in May.
¶ Faires in Iune.
¶ Faires in Iuly.
¶ Faires in August.
¶ Faires in September.
¶ Faires in October.
¶ Faires in Nouember.
¶ Faires in December.
Of the Dimensions of England, and other parts of the World, according to other Authors.
Of Europe.
Of Asia.
CHAP. XLVI. Of the difference of Gold in finenesse, and the valuation of seuerall peeces of Gold, with other necessary Tables.
CHAP. XLVII. Of the degrees of men before the Conquest.
CHAP. XLVIII. The order of the Nobility and all other degrees and estates of England as they were set and distinguished in the time of King Henry, &c.
Of Women.
CHAP. XLIX. The number of Bishops in England, and their order this present yeare, whereof foure take place by act of Parliament, the rest according to their consecration. The number of Pa∣rish Churches in England, and num∣ber of parishes in euery Shire, with the Knights and Bur∣gesses of the Parlia∣ment house.
What Shires belong to euery Bishoprieke, or Diocesse, and first in the Prouince of Canterburie.
Diocesses in Wales.
In the Prouince of Yorke.
Of the Shires, Cities, and Boroughes of England that haue any Knights, or Burgesses in the Parliament house, the Shires standing Alphabetically.
A Computation of the seuen Ages of the world for this present yeare. 1612.
A Geographicall Description of the wales from one notable Towne to another, ouer all Eng∣land, and thereby how to trauell from any of them to the Citie of London, set forth after a new order.
From Yorke to London 150. miles.
From Norwich to London, 86 miles.
From Yarmouth to Colchester, and so to London, 92. miles.
From Walsingham to London 82 miles.
From Cockermouth to Lancaster, and so to London, 223 Miles.
From Shrewesbury to Couentry, and so to London, 126 Miles.
From Cambridge to London, 44 Miles.
From Oxford to London 47 Miles.
From Ludlow to Worcester, and so to London, 106 Miles.
From Carmarthen to London.
From S. Dauids to Hereford, and Glocester, and so to London, 210 Miles.
From Carnaruan to Chester, and so to London, 207 Miles.
From Bristow to London, 97 miles.
From Exceter to London, 138 miles,
From Douer to London, 55 miles.
From Rye to London, 48 miles.
From Southampton to London, 64 miles.
From Couentry to Oxford, 44 miles.
From Couentry to Cambridge, 46 miles.
From Bristow to Oxford, 48 miles.
From Bristow to Shrewsbury, 70 miles.
From Yorke to Shrewsbury 103 miles.
From Barwicke to Yorke 108 miles.
Of the distance of diuers other Citties out of England from the Citty of London, &c.
The Description and vse of this New Table, called A Concordancy of Yeares.
Quest. 1 I haue a Lease for an hundred yeares, bearing date in Aprill 1514, and I would know this yeare 1612. what time I haue remaining.
Quest. 2. I haue a Lease granted for 60 yeares, bea∣ring date the 8 of Ianuary, in the 6 yeare of Edward the 6. and I would know this yeare 1612, how many years be expired.
Quest. 3 I haue an Euidence bearing date the 13 of May, in the 23 yeare of Elizabeth. I would know 1612, what yeare of our Lord it was, how long since, & how long after the Conquest it was.
Quest. 4. I haue a lease bearing date the 5 of March, in the 2 yeare of Elizabeth, and is to continue for 60 yeares: I demand what yeare of our Lord it was dated in, and consequently how many yeares bee expired this yeare 1612.
Quest. 5. To finde Easter day, and the rest of the moueable feasts, because many times Deeds, &c. beare date vpon such dayes, without mention of the moneth, as also to finde the Dominicall letter.
Quest 6. I haue a deed bearing date vpon Wednes∣day day in the Easter weeke, in the yeare of our Lord 1556. I desire this present yeare 1612. to know in what Kings yeare it was, what moneth, what day of the Mo∣neth, and how long since it was dated.
Quest. 7. How shall I make a Concordancie of principall times of note, that were in be∣ing long since?
Quest. 8. How shall I finde the Golden number, Circle of the Sunne, and Epact by this Concordancy?
To know if figures be mistaken in the Concordancy.
The old and vulgar Rule remembred in diuers Books, whereby to know the Law-dayes, in the Court of Arches, the Audience of Canterbury, the Spirituall and Ciuill lawes throughout the yeare, which I am bold to insert, since it is proper to no particu∣lar Author.
Wages for Boat-men, and for their Barges and Boats, confirmed by Act of Parli∣ament, Ann. 6. H. 8. Cap. 7.
ANGLICANI IVRIS PRACTI∣cis & expertis, salutem.