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Initially written and staged within the past due 16th century, membership legislation used to be released for the 1st time greater than 3 centuries later. a colorful satire, the play captures the spirit of a bygone period. membership legislations playfully reconstructs the heated debate among the collage 'Accademicks' and the city council, who have been viciously at odds. although characters' names were replaced, the play used to be so precise to lifestyles in its depiction of latest politics that a lot uproar its functionality at Clare corridor (now Clare College), Cambridge approximately 1599. discovered titleless and lacking a few pages and scenes, the play was once pieced again jointly via G. C. Moore Smith in 1907. an in depth creation outlines the play's atmosphere and historic context, and attracts parallels among this satirical Elizabethan play and modern society. complete notes and an index also are integrated.

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Con Hug. Joanes. "] "quia sufficienter sibi constabat of the greate and continuall disorder that hathe bene 1 2 3 Libri Rationales, III. (Downing College). MS. Hist, of Cambridge (Downing College). p. xxi. xlvi Club Law and ys daielye vsed and kepte in his howse decrevit dictum Joanes sub salva custodia custodiri donee [he found security] to keepe good order and vsage in his howse, [and in default of security] that the saide Joanes shalbe dischardged from keepeing of an Inne and from victuallinge likewise.

593. Sir Thos. B. was always in reduced circumstances. His translation of Plutarch's Lives appeared in 1579. He is thought to have been educated at Peterhouse, was knighted about 1591, and was in the commission of the peace for the County of Cambridge in 1592 and 1597. In 1601 he received a pension of ^40 per annum from the Queen, and appears to have died soon after. 3 p. xxv. 4 A Covenant Bond, in the office of the Town Clerk, Cambridge, of 6th January, 25 Eliz. (158I), is signed 'Jas. ' Introduction xlv document published by Cooper (n.

From the following document1, which is probably to be dated December, 1598, we see the anxiety of the University to have Wallis and Yaxley removed from the Commission of the Peace. ' Directions for the renuinge of the Commission of the Peace for the Universitie & Towne of Cambridge. ' First that my L. who was not in the last Commission procured in June last by Wallys and Yaxley. ' . . ' In Trinity term, 1599, judgment was given in the Court of Common Pleas in an action for assault and false imprisonment on 23rd September, 1597, brought by William Nicholson, maltster, 1 Cambridge University Library, MS.

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