|Author:||Crompton, Richard, fl. 1573-1599.|
|Title:||The mansion of magnanimitie. Wherein is shewed the most high and honorable acts of sundrie English kings, princes, dukes, earles, lords, knights and gentlemen, from time to time performed in defence of their princes and countrie: set forth as an encouragement to all faithfull subiects, by their example resolutely to addresse them selues against all forreine enemies. Published by Richard Crompton an apprentice of the common law. 1599. Whereunto is also adioyned a collection of diuerse lawes ... with a briefe table, shewing what munition ought to be kept by all sorts of her Maiesties subiects ...|
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The mansion of magnanimitie. Wherein is shewed the most high and honorable acts of sundrie English kings, princes, dukes, earles, lords, knights and gentlemen, from time to time performed in defence of their princes and countrie: set forth as an encouragement to all faithfull subiects, by their example resolutely to addresse them selues against all forreine enemies. Published by Richard Crompton an apprentice of the common law. 1599. Whereunto is also adioyned a collection of diuerse lawes ... with a briefe table, shewing what munition ought to be kept by all sorts of her Maiesties subiects ...
Crompton, Richard, fl. 1573-1599.
London: Printed [by Richard Field] for VVilliam Ponsonby, 1599.
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Great Britain -- History -- Early works to 1800.
AN ORATION TO BE MADE BY THE GENERAL TO THE WHOLE ARMIE AFORE THE BATTEL.
THE MANSION of Magnanimitie.
¶Of the strength of this Realme, in respect of the scituation, pleasantnesse of ayre, fruitfulnesse of soile, aboundance of al sorts of Graine, Cattell, and other necessaries for the vse of man: how it is replenished with thousands of couragious & valiant men, wherby to withstand all forren inuasion. Also how it is defended with many strong holdes in places need∣full, and furnished with a Royall Nauy, with mnnition suffi∣cient to incounter the enemy. Chap. 1.
¶How much we are bound to the Almighty God, that hath giuen vs so gratious a Prince to raigne ouer vs, and what good things we daily receiue of her gracious goodnesse toward vs; and also how happy we are that are her High∣nesse subiects in respect of other Nations, which are charged with continuall Taxes, Tallages, and Impositions, and besides that liue in great bondage and seruitude, of which things we are freed. Chap. 2.
¶How much we are bound to God that doth assist her maiesty with such graue, wise and most honourable Counsellers: and also diuers and sundry perswasions in respect of the premisses and other things, why we should all resolutely fight in the defiance of the enimy. And of the miseries of warre where the enimy preuaileth. Chap. 3.
¶That we shal preuaile against our enimies by faithful praiers to God, wherof diuers examples are here set down out of the Bible, also diuers other good perswasions to withstād the enimy, and how that euery man is bound so to do, whereby great fame is attained and left to posterities. Chap. 4.
¶This Chapter sheweth sundrie examples of diuerse Noblemen of this land, who haue aduentured their liues in defence of their countrey, and how that euerie man ought to indeuour him selfe to follow their steps, and most valiantly and resolute∣ly to fight in defence of his Prince and countrey, against all fo∣reine enemies. CHAP. 5.
¶How we ought to beware of sedition amongst our selues, and how that sundry attempts haue bene made by forreine ene∣mies, for the inuasion of his realme through the occasions ther∣of, as appeareth by diuerse and sundrie examples in this Chap∣ter following. CHAP. 6.
¶Diuerse and sundry practises and deuices heretofore deuised and made (with many of our owne nation) both by the King of Spaine and the Pope, to inuade our countrey, and also what preparation hath bene made by her Maiestie to preuent the same. CHAP. 7.
¶The manner how to suppresse rebels, with a perswasion to all subiects to the due of obedience of their Prince: the great in∣conueniences that arise of ciuill warres. How hatefull the name of a traytour is to the posteritie; and what plagues haue fallen not onely vppon traytors, but also vppon such as haue bene murmurers against their Princes & Gouernors. CHAP. 8.
¶A repetition of certaine Statutes, whereby it is high treason as well for any man to withdraw her Maiesties subiects from their loyaltie, as also to be so withdrawne. CHAP. 9.
Of the conspiracies and trecheries of certaine Nobles and o∣thers against their Prince and country, and what haue bin the rewards of such traitors, by them, who made vse of their trea∣sons: and how dangerous the controuersie in religion is to a common wealth. CHAP. 10.
THE FORME OF submission.
¶Of diuerse and sundry victories obtayned in former time by the English nation, both by sea and land, against their for∣reyne enemies, to the great encouragement of the posterity, to maintaine the honor gotten by their progenitors. CHAP. 11.
That notwithstanding the difference of religiō, or anie other cause whatsoeuer, we ought all to ioyne together for the defence of our Prince and countrey against the enemie: with a repeti∣tion of certaine lawes, tending chiefly to the preseruation of her Maiesties person and the safetie and defence of the realme. CHAP. 12.
THE AVTHOVR TO his Booke.