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Author: Parsons, H.
Title: The history of the five wise philosophers: or, The wonderful relation of the life of Jehosaphat son of Avenario King of Berma in India. To which is added, meditations on the seven stations of life, with the three great stepts [sic] to eternal salvation: as faith; to be our guide: hope, to be or comfort; and, charity to hide a multitude of faults. Also, instructions for children to be obedient to their parents. A treatise both pleasant, profitable, and pious, by H.P. Gent.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The history of the five wise philosophers: or, The wonderful relation of the life of Jehosaphat son of Avenario King of Berma in India. To which is added, meditations on the seven stations of life, with the three great stepts [sic] to eternal salvation: as faith; to be our guide: hope, to be or comfort; and, charity to hide a multitude of faults. Also, instructions for children to be obedient to their parents. A treatise both pleasant, profitable, and pious, by H.P. Gent.
Parsons, H.

London: printed for Edw. Midwinter, at the Three Crowns and Looking-glass in St. Pauls Church-yard, [1672?]
Notes:
H.P. Gent = H. Parsons.
With engraved frontispiece, and additional (undated) title page with imprint: London: Printed for J. Tracy, at the Three Bibles on London-Bridge.
Publication date conjectured by cataloguer, from Wing (2nd ed.) P946.
Signatures: pi A-DÛp1ÛsÛp2Ûs .
Identified on UMI microfilm (Early English books, 1641-1700) reel 1895 as Wing (2nd ed.) P946.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Conversion -- Early works to 1800.
Christian life -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A70912.0001.001

Contents
title page
ACTS PAST AND DONE IN THIS PRESENT Session of PARLIAMENT, the eleventh of June 1640.
ACT I. ACT ANENT THE CHOOSING OF Robert Lord Burghlie to be President in this Court and Session of Parliament, in respect of the absence of the Kings Commissioner.
ACT II. ACT ANENT THE CONSTITUTION Of the Parliament, and all subsequent Parliaments.
ACT III. ACT ANENT THE CHOOSING of Committees out of every Estate.
ACT IV. ACT ANENT THE RATIFICATION Of the Acts of the Assembly.
ACT V. ACT ANENT THE RATIFICATION Of the Covenant, and of the Assemblies supplication. Act of Councell, and Act of Assemblie concerning the Covenant.
THE SUPPLICATION OF THE GE∣nerall Assembly conveened at EDINBURGH the 12. of August 1639. to his Majesties high Commissi∣oner, and the Lords of his Majesties Ho∣nourable Privie Councell.
THE ACT OF HIS MAJESTIES MOST Honourable Privie Councell at Edinburgh, August 30. Anno 1639. containing the answer of the Suppli∣cation above-written.
THE ACT OF THE GENERALL ASSEMBLY, Ordaining by Ecclesiasticall authoritie, the subscription of the Confession of Faith and Covenant.
The Confession of Faith, subscribed at first by the Kings Majestie and his Houshold, in the yeare of God 1580. Thereafter by Persons of all rankes, in the yeare 1581. By ordinance of the Lords of the secret Councell, and acts of the Generall Assembly. Subscribed again by all sorts of Persons in the yeare 1590. By a new ordinance of Councell, at the desire of the Generall Assembly: with a generall Band for maintenance of the true Religion, and the Kings Person. And subscribed in the yeare 1638. By Us, Noblemen, Barons, Gentlemen, Burgesses, Ministers, and Commons, then under subscribing: Together with our resolution and promises for the causes after specified, to mainetaine the said true Religion, and the Kings Majestie, according to the Confession fore∣said, and acts of Parliament. And now, upon the Supplication of the Generall Assembly to his Majesties high Commissioner, and the Lords of his Majesties honourable Privy Councell, subscribed again in the yeare 1639. by ordinance of Councell, and Act of the Generall Assembly.
ACT VI ACT RESCISSORIE.
ACT VII ACT FOR PLANTING OF KIRKES Unprovided with Ministers through the Patrons default.
ACT VIII. ACT ANENT ADMISSION OF Ministers to Kirks which belonged to Bishopricks.
ACT IX. ACT DISCHARGING THE GOING OF Salt-pans and Mylnes upon the Sabbath day.
ACT X. ACT DISCHARGING SALMOND-fishing on Sunday.
ACT XI. ACT AGAINST PAPISTS.
ACT XII. ACT DISCHARGING THE ZULE VA∣cance, and appointing the Session to sit downe the first of November, and rise the last of February; and thereafter to sit downe the first of June, and rise the last of July yearely.
ACT XIII. ACT DISCHARGING THE MUNDAY Market in Edinburgh, Jedburgh, Drumfreis, Brechin, and Glasgow.
ACT XIV. ACT FOR TAKING ORDER WITH THE Abuses committed on the Sunday by the confluence of people for hyring of shearers on Sunday.
ACT XV. FOR DIRECTING LETTERS OF HORNING And Caption by the Lords of Session against the excommuni∣cate Prelates, and all other excommunicate persons.
ACT XVI ANENT THE LARGE DECLARATION, Or, MANIFESTO.
ACT XVII STATUTARIE APPOINTING PARLIA∣ments to be holden once every three yeare.
ACT XVIII. ANENT THE KEEPERS OF THE CASTLES Of Edinburgh, Striveling, and Dumbartane.
ACT XIX. ANENT PRODUCTION OF THE REGI∣sters and Records of Parliament to the first Session of each Parliament.
ACT XX. DISCHARGING ALL PROXIES TO BE Admitted in Parliament, and that no forraine Noble-man shall have place and voice in Parliament, unlesse they have ten thousand merkes of land- rent within the Kingdome.
ACT XXI. ACT DISCHARGING THE GRANTING Of Protections by the Lords of Councell and Exchequer.
ACT XXII. ACT ANENT THE EXCHEQUER, DECLARING The famine to be onely Judges to matters concer∣ning the managing of the Kings Rents and Casualities.
ACT XXIII. IN FAVOURS OF THESE WHO HELD their lands of Arch-bishops, Bishops, or of their Chapters.
ACT XXIIII. ANENT VASSALS OF ERECTIONS, THAT They be not subject in double payment, nor the superiours defrauded of their few dueties.
ACT XXV. APPOINTING ALL GRIEVANCES TO Be given in plaine Parliament.
ACT XXVI. FOR SUPPRESSING THE DISTINCTION Of spirituall and temporall Lords of Session.
ACT XXVII. ACT AGAINST LIESING-MAKERS OF Whatsoever qualitie, office, place, or dignitie.
ACT XXVIII. ANNVLLING ALL UNLAWFULL AND Unjust Proclamations made under the paine of treason, against the disobeyers.
ACT XXIX. EXPLAINING THE PRECEDING ACTS Of Parliament made against Bands and Conventions amongst the Subjects, as also declaring the Bands and Conventi∣ons made and kept since the beginning of the present troubles, to be legall and lawfull.
ACT XXX. ANENT THE WARD AND MARRIAGE OF These who shall happen to be killed in the defence of the Religion and Liberties of Kirke and Kingdome.
ACT XXXI. RATIFYING THE ACT OF THE LORDS Of Session, made for supplying of the absence of the Signet, and discharging the transporting thereof, or any o∣ther Seale in time comming
ACT XXXII. ACT DISCHARGING ALL CUSTOME OF Ammunition brought home to the lieges to their owne use for defence of religion and liberties of Kirk and Kingdom.
ACT XXXIII. ACT FOR THE COMMITTEES OF ESTATES.
ACT XXXIV. ANENT THE COMMON RELIEFE.
ACT XXXV. ORDAINING SUMMONDS TO BE DIRECT and execute against the persons, who are culpable of the crimes and faults, contained in the Act, to com∣peare before the next Session of Parliament.
ACT XXXVI. IN FAVOURS OF THE KINGS VASSELS of ward-lands, recommending their prejudice by the Act Anno 1633. to the consideration of the next Parliament, and in the meane time while then, suspending the force and exe∣cution of that Act.
ACT XXXVII APPOINTING THE FEES FOR THE Procurator, the Clerk, and Agent for the Kirk.
ACT XXXVIII ORDAINING THE WHOLE SUBJECTS And Lieges of this Kingdome to obey, maintaine, and defend the Conclusions, Acts and Constitutions of this present session of Parliament, and to subscribe the band appointed for that effect.
ACT XXXIX. DECLARING THE PARLIAMENT Current, and continuing the same while the nineteenth of November next.
ACTS DONE AND PAST AT EDINBURGH, NOVEMBER The nineteenth 1640.
ACT ANENT THE ELECTION OF Robert Lord Burghly to be Preses of this meeting of Estates in Parliament.
ACT I. ACT ANENT THE CONTINUATION Of the Parliament, to the 14. of Januarie 1641. years, with continuation of daies.
ACTS DONE AND PAST AT EDINBURGH, Januarie 14. 1641.
ACT ANENT THE ELECTION OF Robert Lord Burghly to be Preses of this meeting of Estates in Parliament.
ACT II. ACT ANENT THE CONTINUATION Of the Parliament to the 13. day of April, 1641. years, with continuation of daies.
ACTS DONE AND PAST AT EDINBURGH, Aprill 13. 1641.
ACT ANENT THE ELECTION OF Robert Lord Burghly to be President of this meeting of Estates in Parliament.
ACT III. ACT ANENT THE CONTINUATION OF The Parliament to the 25. day of May 1641. yeares, with continuation of dayes.
ACTS DONE AND PAST AT EDINBURGH, May 25. 1641.
ACT ANENT THE ELECTION OF Robert Lord Burghly to be President of this meeting of Estates in Parliament.
ACT IIII. ACT ANENT THE CONTINUATION Of the Parliament, to the 15. day of July 1641. yeares, with continuation of dayes.
ACTS DONE AND PAST IN THE LAST SESSION OF THE SECOND PARLIAMENT OF OUR SOVERAIGN LORD, &c.
ACT V. ANENT THE OATH TO BE GIVEN BY Every member of Parliament. August 18. 1641.
ACT VI. ACT ANENT THE RATIFICATION OF The Articles of the Treatie, superscribed by the King, and subscribed by the President of the Parliament. August 26. 1641.
AND IN LIKE MANNER, A COMMISSION hath beene granted by the Committees of the Parliament of Scot∣land, bearing date the last of October, and the 4 day of November, 1640. and in the words following:
ARTICLES OF THE LARGE TREATY concerning the establishing of the peace betwixt the Kings Majestie, and his people of Scotland, and be∣twixt the two Kingdomes, agreed upon by the Scottish and English Commissioners, at the City of Westminster, the seventh day of August. 1641.
CONCERNING AN ACT OF Pacification and Oblivion.
THE PROPOSITIONS AND ARTICLES Given in by the Scots Commissioners, after the Lord Loudoun his return from the Parliament of Scotland.
THE ENGLISH LORDS COM∣missioners answer.
ACT. VII. ACT DISCHARGING JAMES BANNATINE His patent of the pearling. Ultimo Augusti, 1641.
ACT VIII. ACT DISCHARGING UNLAWFULL Marriages, 1. September, 1641.
ACT IX. ACT ANENT NON-COVENANTING Patrons, 2. September 1641.
ACT X. ACT FOR FREEING OF VICCARAGES, Provided to Ministers for their stipends, of taxations. 2. September, 1641.
ACT XI. ACT ANENT RAISING OF MALICIOUS Suspensions, against Ministers, Colledges, Schooles and Hospitals. 9. September 1641.
ACT XII. ACT FOR ABOLISHING OF MONUMENTS Of Idolatrie. 10. September. 1641.
ACT XIII. ACT ANENT NON-COMMUNICANTS And Excommunicate Persons. 10. September 1641.
ACT XIIII. ACT ANENT THE BULLION. 10. September, 1641.
ACT XV. ACT ANENT THE ELECTION OF Officers of Estate, Counsellours, and Sessi∣oners. 16. September, 1641.
ACT XVI. ACT ANENT THE ELECTION OF THE Lord LOWDOUN to be Chancellour. Ultimo Septembris, 1641.
ACT XVII. ACT ANENT THE CHANGE OF THE Termes. 29. October, 1641.
ACT XVIII. ACT ANENT THE CHARGES AND Expences of the Commissioners for the Barons, 11. November, 1641.
ACT XIX. ACT IN FAVOURS OF THE COMMIS∣sioners for the Sherifdome of Sutherland, 11. November, 1641.
ACT XX. ACT ANENT THE NOMINATION And election of the Officers of Estate. 13. November, 1641.
ACT XXI. ACT ANENT THE NOMINATION AND Election of Sir Alexander Gibson, to be Clerk Re∣gister. 13. November, 1641.
ACT XXII. ACT ANENT THE NOMINATION AND Election of the Councellors. 13. Novem. 1641.
ACT XXIII. ACT ANENT THE NOMINATION AND Election of the Lords of Session ordinary and ex∣traordinary. 13 November 1641.
ACT XXIV. COMMISSION FOR REGULATING The common burthens of the Kingdome. 15. November, 1641.
ACT XXV. ACT OF APPROBATION TO THE Committee of Estates. 15. November, 1641.
ACT XXVI. ACT FOR RELIEFE OF THOSE WHO Have given band for the use of the publike. 15. November, 1641.
ACT XXVII. COMMISSION FOR RECEIVING OF THE Brotherly assistance from the Parliament of England, 15. November, 1641.
ACT XXVIII. ACT AGAINST GOING OF Salt-pans and Mils on the Lords day, and other prophanations of that day. 15. November, 1641.
ACT XXIX. ACT ANENT THE NOMINATION AND Election of Sir James Galloway to be Master of Requests. 15. November. 1641.
ACT XXX. ACT ANENT THE COMMISSION FOR Plantation of Kirks, and Valuation of teinds. 15. November, 1641.
ACT XXXI. COMMISSION ANENT THE ARTICLES Referred to Consideration by the Treaty. 16. November, 1641.
ACT XXXII. COMMISSION FOR CONSERVING OF The Articles of Treaty. 16. November, 1641.
ACT XXXIII. ACT ANENT THE FIVE INCENDIARIES And the Plotters, And the Kings declaration there-anent. 16 November, 1641.
ACT XXXIV. ACT AND COMMISSION FOR TRYING The Incendiaries and Plotters. 16. No∣vember, 1641.
ACT XXXV. ACT ANENT THE PASSING FROM These who are cited to the Parliament as unfriends. 16. November, 1641.
ACT XXXVI ACT FOR SELLING OF YARNE BY WAIGHT. 16. November, 1641.
ACT XXXVII. ACT ANENT LINNEN CLOTH And breadth thereof. 16. November 1641.
ACT XXXVIII. DIS CHARGING THE IMPORTATION Of strong waters. 16. November 1641.
ACT XXXIX. ACT ANENT THE EXSISE OF Herring. 16. November 1641.
ACT XL. ACT ANENT LOYALL PACKING OF Salmond. 16. November 1641.
ACT XLI. ACT ANENT THE KINGS MAJESTIES Rents, uplifted by warrant of the Committee of Estates for the publike use. 16. November, 1641.
ACT XLII. ACT ANENT THE DISCHARGING OF Advocations for summes within an hundred pounds. 16. November, 1641.
ACT XLIII. ACT ANENT THE DIRECTING OF Cocquets within the Regalitie of Saint Andrewes, in the Kings Majesties Name. 16. November, 1641.
ACT XLIV. ACT DISCHARGING THE TRANS. Portation of Eggs. 16. November, 1641.
ACT XLV. ACT AGAINST DESTROYERS OF Planting, and others. 16. November, 1641.
ACT XLVI. ACT ORDAINING THE PURSUER OF The thiefe to be restored to his owne goods. 16. November 1641.
ACT XLVII. ACT ANENT COALE-HEWERS. 16. November, 1641.
ACT XLVIII. ACT DISCHARGING THE MIXING OF TIN With lead. 16. November 1641.
ACT XLIX. ANENT DOCQUETING AND PRESENTING Of Signators. 16. November, 1641.
ACT L. ACT ANENT THE ELECTION OF The President of Parliament. 16. November 1641.
ACT LI. ACT ANENT THE SUPERIORITIE OF Lands, and others, which formerly held of Bishops and their Chapters, to be now holden of the King. 16. November 1641.
ACT LII. COMMISSION FOR REVISING OF The Registers. 16. November 1641.
ACT LIII. ACT ANENT COCQUETS, AND ENTRIES of Ships, modifying the entrie to 23. shillings 4. pennies, and the Cocquet to 40. shillings. 16. November, 1641.
ACT LIV. ACT ANENT DISCHARGING THE Registration of comprisings, and appointing the recording and allowing of comprisings, and prices thereof. 16. November 1641.
ACT LV. ACT DISCHARGING THE LORDS OF Session, to exact twelve pennies for the pound, and all other exactions. 16. November 1641.
ACT LVI. ACT ANENT PARDON OF PENALL Statutes. 16. November, 1641.
ACT LVII. ACT IN FAVOURS OF ORPHANES, Fatherlesse, and others. 16. November 1641.
ACT LVIII ACT ON FAVOURS OF THE VASSALS Of ward Lands, holding of the King and Prince. 16. November, 1641.
ACT LIX. ANENT THE BREADTH OF PLAIDING. 16. November, 1641.
ACT LX. ACT IN FAVOURS OF LAICK PATRONES Of Provestries, Prebandries, Chaplandries and Alterages. 16. November 1641.
ACT LXI. ACT DISCHARGING QUOTES OF Testaments. 16. November 1641.
ACT LXII. COMMISSION FOR REGULATING OF Commissariates. 16. November, 1641.
ACT LXIII. ACT DISCHARGING MONOPOLIES. 16. November 1641.
ACT LXIV. COMMISSION FOR MANUFACTORIES. 16. November, 1641.
ACT LXV. COMMISSION BY THE KING AND Parliament, to the Lords of secret Councell. 16. November, 1641.
ACT LXVI. ACT DISCHARGING THE CUSTOME Of two and an halfe of the hundred, and the Im∣post of foure pounds on the Tunne. 17. November 1641.
ACT LXVII. ACT IN FAVOURS OF MINORS ANENT The duties of the lands comprised from them. 17. November 1641.
ACT LXVIII. ACT ORDAINING THE COMMISSIONERS For the Thesaurarie. 17. November 1641.
ACT LXIX. ACT ANENT RESTITUTION OF HORSE And Armes, to the Owners, out-putters thereof. 17. November 1641.
ACT LXX. ACT SALVO JURE CUIUSLIBET. 17. November, 1641.
ACT LXXI. ACT APPOINTING THE NEXT PAR∣liament to conveen the first Tuesday of June 1644. 17. November 1641.
A TABLE OF THE PRINTED ACTS DONE IN THE SESSION Of the second Parliament of our Soveraign Lord King CHARLES. &c.
A TABLE OF THE PRINTED ACTS WHICH WERE DONE IN THIS Session of the Parliament which began the 15. of July 1641. and concluded the 17. of November 1641. With the Acts of continuation of the said Parliament inter∣veening betwixt the last Session thereof holden in June 1640. and the said 15. day of July 1641.
THE TABLE OF THE VNPRINTED ACTS AND RATIFICATIONS PAST IN This Parliament which began the last day of August 1639. and did conclude the 17. of November 1641.