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Author: Whetstone, George, 1544?-1587?
Title: A mirour for magestrates of cyties. Representing the ordinaunces, policies, and diligence, of the noble emperour, Alexander (surnamed) Seuerus, to suppresse and chastise the notorious vices noorished in Rome, by the superfluous nomber of dicing-houses, tauarns, and common stewes: suffred and cheerished, by his beastlye predecessour, Helyogabalus, vvith sundrie graue orations: by the said noble emperor, co[n]cerning reformation. And hereunto, is added, A touchstone for the time: containyng: many perillous mischiefes, bred in the bowels of the citie of London: by the infection of some of thease sanctuaries of iniquitie. By George Whetstones. Gent.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A mirour for magestrates of cyties. Representing the ordinaunces, policies, and diligence, of the noble emperour, Alexander (surnamed) Seuerus, to suppresse and chastise the notorious vices noorished in Rome, by the superfluous nomber of dicing-houses, tauarns, and common stewes: suffred and cheerished, by his beastlye predecessour, Helyogabalus, vvith sundrie graue orations: by the said noble emperor, co[n]cerning reformation. And hereunto, is added, A touchstone for the time: containyng: many perillous mischiefes, bred in the bowels of the citie of London: by the infection of some of thease sanctuaries of iniquitie. By George Whetstones. Gent.
Whetstone, George, 1544?-1587?, Severus Alexander, 208-235.

Printed at London: By Richarde Iones, 1584.
Alternate titles: Addition: or touchstone for the time. Mirour for maiestrates of cities. Mirour for majestrates of cities.
Notes:
At foot of title: Authorised and allowed.
The first leaf is blank except for signature-mark "A.i.".
Running title reads: A mirour for maiestrates of cities.
"An addition: or touchstone for the time" has separate title page; register and pagination are continuous.
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Social problems -- Early works to 1800.
Social problems -- England -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A15039.0001.001

Contents
title page
To the Right Honorable, Sir Edward Osburne, Knight, Lord MAIOR, of the famous Cittie of LONDON: To the Right Worshipfull, his Assistantes, the Aldermen: And to their learned Counseller, M. Seriant Fleetwood, Recorder of the same CITIE: his approoued good Frende and Kinsman.
To the , the yong Gentlemen, of the Innes of Court.
Ad candidum Lectorem: IN LAVDEM OPERIS.
¶Faultes escaped, the Author being absent.
A Mirrour for Ma∣iestrates of Citties.
❧ Lawes, Pains, and Penalties, set downe by Alexander Seuerus, to punish Offenders against the Weale-publique.
Vnto these Lavves, vvas added this Confyrmation.
Of the great VVisdome of ALEXANDER, in electyng of Graue Counsellers, Officers, and Admy∣nistrators of Iustice.
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MAIESTRATES OF CITIES. The dangerous Mischiefes, that the DICING-HOVSES, and other lyke Sanctuaries of iniquitie, do breede in the Cittie of LONDON.
A Remembrance, of the Disordered State of the Common-wealth, at the Queenes Maiesties commyng to the Crowne.