|Title:||Newnams nightcrowe. A bird that breedeth braules in many families and housholdes. Wherein is remembred that kindely and prouident regard which fathers ought to haue towards their sonnes. Together with a diciphring of the iniurious dealinges of some younger sorte of stepdames.|
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Newnams nightcrowe. A bird that breedeth braules in many families and housholdes. Wherein is remembred that kindely and prouident regard which fathers ought to haue towards their sonnes. Together with a diciphring of the iniurious dealinges of some younger sorte of stepdames.
London: Priuted [sic] by Iohn Wolfe, 1590.
Dedication signed: Iohn Newnham.
Running title reads: The nightcrowe.
D4v has a paragraph mark at foot. Variant: D4r has a cancel page pasted over original page, which has seven more lines; no paragraph mark on verso.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Stepmothers -- Early works to 1800.
Parent and child -- Early works to 1800.
The Bookes purpose.
To the right worshipful Maister Thomas Owen Esquire, one of the Queenes Maie∣sties learned Seriants at the Lawe.
To the Reader.
The first part of this treatise (surna∣med the Night-crowe) perswadeth in cer∣taine kindely points pertaining to a natural father, the regard whereof, may worke a meete pre∣seruatiue or preuention against a womans inchanting or peruerting.
CHAP. I. That the vertue, thriuing, and prosperitie of chil∣dren are for the most parte wrought by the fa∣thers good examples and instructions.
CHAP. II. That Fathers ought not to giue ill examples.
CHAP. III. That Fathers ought not to prouoke their children to wrath and disobedience.
CHAP. IV. That Fathers ought to deale kindely and faythfully and not preiudicially or fraudulently towards their children.
CHAP. V. Of fathers or parentes, who dispose their goods or lands after their priuate will and fancie without due regarde of nature, reason, and order.
The seconde part bewrayeth the malignitie of a Stepdame, the monstrous transfourming of the Father, and the often calamitie of the first children.
CHAP. VI. Of the vngentle dealing of some stepmothers towards their husbandes first children.
CHAP. VII. That Stepdames ought not to bee priuy or false accu∣sers of their husbands children.
CHAP. VIII. That Stepmothers ought not to supplant or procure disheriting of their husbands eldest Sonnes.
CHAP. IX. That disheriting of the eldest sonne is an acte verie wrongfull and vngodly.
CHAP. X. That procurors and counsailors of disherison, and all wrong doing, ought to make or procure restitution,
Ric. Par. in Nycticoracem Iohannis Newnam Carmen.
Henr. Serae gen. in eandem Sen∣tia non sera.
Sa. L. Ar. Auctori carmen beneuolum.
Aunsweres by the Auctor.