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Advertisements of a Loyal Subject V2 BL Cotton MS Faustina C II
Advertisements of a Loyal Subject to his Gracious Soveraign Drawn from Observations of the People's Speeches

Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England (MPESE)

Aduertisments of a loyall subiect to his gratious Soveraigne drawen from the obseruations of the peoples speaches
It is said þt that your magistie will not continewe the protection of the lowe countries, they bee the onlie yokefellowes as it weare of your religion, & althoughe doubtles your magisties high wysedome will heare and see all inconveniences, yet the simple gospellers morne for your resolution, and god graunt your magistie repent not there dissentiones or els destructiones, for if the Spannard prevaile against those forsaken men, his forces by Sea are more then trebled, peace will inrich him, wealth will add to his pride, his pride will increase, his hatred to your religion & people and the Pope the firebrand of dissention, even then when you are dispoyled of your best ayde, will discover his wonted malice against us. The prentended title of the infanta is not vnknowne to your Maigistie, yet shall not want the Anti christian furtherance, the Spannard is his dearest child, your kingdome shall by his unholie holines bee given fortiori: Alas they shall have noe worke at home, it will bee but sporte for them to warr vppon you: Principijs obsto sero medicina paratur:
It is saide þt that , if your Magistie discontinewe the leage with the States, the French are readie to entertaine the bargaine: There is a certaine Anti beetweene them and vs, and that is hard to iudge whether the Spannard or the french will proue worse neighbours vnto you, your true Subiects therfore pray you to keepe them both at the staffes ende,
It it saide, þt that your magistie doth receave an infinit nomber of peticions & the pooer foolish people think the king hath leasure to attend euerie private buisenes, Ride your hands beetymes of such importunities and except your magistie see great cause to the contrarie, referre them to the ordinarie course of iustice ordained for the ending of all differences, But if anie complaine trulie againest the cheif officers, of what place & dignitie soeuer they bee, heare them your self gratious Soveraigne, make but one or two examples of iustice, & wee shall find a goulden chaunge suddenlie, but yet the lawe Talionis must bee put in vre and the vniust accuser, must bee seuerlie punished
It is said your magestie giveth much, Liberalitie in a prince is a necessarie vertue, but your cofers are said not to bee soe full, as þt that they need emptinge nor your estate in soe great securitie, þt that it maie endure a leane tresurie, after two or three years triall of your neighbours confederates & there affections & the better vnderstanding of your owen fortunes & occasions, your magistie shall better decerne out of what plentie, in what manner, & to whome to give your subiects haue bine of late years charged with manie Subsedyes & wi th out doubt wonder þt that your highnes doth not remitte the remaynder of the taxes and Subsides still behind, they saie it hath bine the custome of kings at there entrance vnto the crowne soe to doe, and there hope in that case is deceaved, they pray you not to followe the opinion of king Rohaboams young councellers not to suffer the long vse of taxes and Subsidyes to turne vnto an habite, for they vowe in defence of your majestie the Gospell and the state, they willbe prodigall of there lives and livinge, They saie that some bee advanced to places of iustice altogether vnfitt for them, in that they are ignorant of ou r lawes and custumes, our aduancements to those of the gowen were wont to bee as those of the Feild, from an olde Souldyer to a lieftennant, from a lieftennant to a Captaine and so orderlie euerie place in the campe, now in deed in the danger this is some difference, for an vnskilfull generall can seldome offend more then once, and his lyfe and all payes for yt. But such a Magistrate by a thousand ignorants maie peradventure inrich himselfe, and wrong a nomber of poore people.
It is saide that the mastershipe of the Rowles shall bee executed by a deputie the is held for a wyse and honorable gentleman but the deputie now spoken of is not of honest fame, and god forbidde that soe good a king should make soe badde a pr esident as to suffer a cheif place of iustice to bee
or rather abused by a deputie, or that the should make sale of your majesties fayre gifte, the place was in a manner executed (before such weare the iudges) by deputy, whi ch pro tempore weare commysyoners, but the due vse of the afternoone whi ch the maste r of the Rowles did vsuallie spend to heare & to end manie causes was a cheif want, where of the Client complayned, whi ch course it is said the maste r nowe being, cannot followe by reasone of his more neare and necessarie imployments about you r majestie./
It is said that the respect at the courte of the Scottish by all the atten dant officers there is soe partiall, that the English find them selves much disgraced, the meanest of that countrie maie enter þe the pr esence and were not wi th one controled but the English men very unseasonably I wis are kept out, the fault is not said to bee you r Majesties, but is the foolish grose clauing of some of the English, but your Majestie must provide least such discretion breed an vndiscreet æmulacon betweene vs, who ought as wee professe but one god and one king soe to have but one harte and you r English Subiects ought not to bee disgraced, for it must bee confessed right noble kinge that the kingdome and people of England made you great, many offices have bine taken from the English and given to the Scottish, and some that have served the state with good commendation whi ch now you must esteeme done to you r selfe remayne vnthought and vnrewarded./
It is said that your Majestie purposeth to alter the manner of goverment and that fault was found with common lawe and customes of England and especiallie our trialls by oath of xij men whi ch is with out doubt the beste & equalest course and in it selfe b est capable of corruption, euerie alter= ation even in a privat familie, much more in kingdomes breedeth hurts doubtles there bee abuses even in the courts at Westmaster and cheiflie in the Arbitrarie Courts, but yet you r Majestie hade but once purified a feawe of the cheefest officers, howe suddenlie would you r Majestie with one experience give the highest allowance to our comon lawes and statutes whi ch bee ever fitted with the occurents and natures of the people of this kingdome.)
It is said that you r Majestie of an ingenious and roiall nature not delighting in ou r popular salutations, doe passe by great tropes of you r commons with a kind of kinglie negligence nether speaking, nor looking vpon them, the poore sort of people are bolde with your majestie: they prate of the manner of there late Queene, whthe when shee was publicly abroad would often stay & speake kindlie to the multitud, discovering her roiall accepture of there dutifull ioyfull acclamacon and manie tymes alsoe saying that her subiects hungrie eies might have there fyll in beholding there Soueraigne: you r majestie must needs therefore in some sort satisfie there Jealous affections, the poore rascales soe farr as they dare will be angry with you.)
It is said that you r majesties followers as well English as Scottish doe proclaime open sale of the most noble and auncient order of knighthood, whereby some contra= ry to your Highnes intent of vnworthy condicion have for bribery bine vnwor= thily made knights, to the dishonour of your roiall Majestie and the disgrace of other noble vertuous knights.)
The kingdome and people of England made you great, manie offices have bine taken from the English and given to the Scottish, and some that have served the state with good comendations whi ch now you must esteeme donne to your selfe
The Plebes
I wot not what they call them, but some there bee who most unnaturallie & vnreverentlie by most egregious lies, wound the honour of our deceased Soueraigne, not onlie touching her goverment & good fame but her person with sundry vntruthes, and the foolish indigesta moles, your commons of London I should say some of them, for doubtles all are not soe lewd haue put out the name where yt was ingraven, and paynted vnder the armes of the kingdom And it is sayd þt that they are about to alter certaine monuments once dedicated to her as loth belyke to bee at anie new cost with your Majestie Suerlie these
slanders bee
the doings of the Papists ayming thereby at the deformation of the Gospell, wee will therfore praie your maiestie trulie magnanimious to provide for the pr eservation of famous memorie by all good meanes./
It is said that auncient and poore officers at Court be displaced & there places given to you r countrie men the Scotts in deed to say true, it is meet þt that your majesties true seruants should bee foer your maiesties nearest impoloyment, nor is it anie dishonour to the English nation þt that you r good seruants be pr eferred soe that your majestie leaue not the well deseruing disgraced, the people are rightlie tearmed a beaste of manie heads, soe manie men so manie minds, yet such is the worke of god, I heare euerie man loueth and reuerenceth your majestie, let therfore the admirable name of your majesties comming to soe opulent a kingdome bee ever before your eies: God is cheiflie to be honoured, religion to bee more and more advaunced, & the common wealth to be cherrished, which consisteth cheiflie of home borne men, it weare good wee could forgett all difference of na es and repayer the almost decaied name of great Brittane. doubt- lesse vnto soe wyse a prince a word is inough and therfore poore I haue allwaies in my privat conference mayntained you r maiesties iust title soe farr as I durst, will here end. Blessing my god that I see these happie daies, where in the kingdomes soe long disioyned be nowe vnited in one roiall person whose posteritie I would soe obey god as they shall continewe kings of this land, vntill the desolution of the vniversall/

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Advertisements of a Loyal Subject V1 BL Add MS 22601
Advertisements of a Loyal Subject to his Gracious Soveraign Drawn from Observations of the People's Speeches

Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart England (MPESE)

Aduertisments of a loyall Subiect to his Soueraigne drawne from an obseruation of the peoples speaches./
It is said that your Majestie will not continue the protection of the Low Countries, they be ye only yokefellows (as it were) of your Religion, and although doubtles your Majesties high wisedomme will forsee all inconue= =niences, yet ye simple Gospellers mourns for your resolution: for if ye Spaniard preuaile against theis poore forsaken men, his forces by Sea are more then trebled; peace will quickly enriche him; wealth will add to his pride; his pride will increase his hatred to your Religion & people; and the Pope euen ye fire= =brand of sedition, euen when you are dispoiled of your aydsman by Sea in ye worlde will discouer his wonted malice against vs
The pretended title of the Infantha is not unknowne to your Majestie: yt shall not want ye Antichristian furthe= =rance: the Spaniard is his dearest Childe: Your Kingdomme shalbe by his
vnholy holiness giuen fortiori . Alas they shall haue worke at home it will be but sport for them to warre upon you. Principijs obsta sero medicina paratur.
It is sayd yt if your Majestie discontinue ye league with ye States, the Frenche are ready to entertayne ye bargaine. There is a certaine Antipathy be= =tweene them and vs, and it is hard to iudge whither ye Spaniarde or the Frenche will proue worse neigh= =bours unto you; your true Subiects therefore pray you keepe them both at the shaftes ende./
It is sayd that your Majestie doth receiue infinite nomber of Peticions; and the poore foolishe people think, ye Kinge hath leisure to at tend euery poore mans buisines. Rid your handes be= =times of suche importunacies, and except your Majestie see great cause to ye contrarie, referr them to ye ordi= =nary Courts of iustice ordeyned for
the endinge of all differences, But if any complayne truly against ye chiefe Officers of what place or dignity so euer he be, heare him yourselfe (gratious Soue= =raigne) make but one or .2. examples of Iustice and we shall finde a gol= =den chaunge soodainly; but yet the Lawe Talionis must be put in vre; yt ye vniust accuser be seuerely punished. Least the Magistrate be broughte into contempt./
It's sayd your Majestie giueth muche; Li= =berality in a Prince is a necessarie uertue, but your Coffers are not sayd to be so full as yt they neede emptyinge, nor your Estate in so great securitie, as yt it may endure a leane trea= =surie, after .2. or .3. yeares triall of your neighbour confederates & their affections, and the better vnderstan= dinge of your owne fortunes & occasions, your Majestie shall better discerne out of what plenty, in what manner, and to whome to giue. Your Subiectes haue byn of late yeares troubled with many Subsidies, and without
doubt the Commons are poore needy and in debt: They desire somme ease, they wonder that your Highnes doth not re= =mitt ye remainder of the taxes & Sub= =sidies yet behinde. they say it hath byn the Customme of Kinges at yeir first entraunce to ye Crowne so to do, and their hope in yt case is deceiued./
pray you not to follow the opinion of Rehoboams yonge Counsellours, nor to suffer ye longe vse of taxes & subsi= =dies to turne to a habite: for they uowe in defence of your Majestie, ye Gos= =pell and the state, they wilbe prodi= =gall of their liues and liuinges./
They say that somme be aduanced to places of Iustice altogether unfitt for them in that they are ignorant of our Lawes & customes.
aduancements to those of ye Gowne were wont to be as of those of the fielde from an old Souldiour to a lieute= =naunt, from a Lieutenant to a Capteyn, and so orderly to every place in ye Campe though indeede in ye daunger
is somme difference, for an vnskil= =full Generall can seldomme offende more then once, and then his life & all pay for it, but suche a Magistrat may peraduenture through 1000. ignorances, enritche himselfe and wronge an in= =finite nomber of poore people./
It's sayd that the office of ye Mastershipp of ye Rolles shalbe executed by a Depu= =tye; the Patentie is helde for a wise and honourable Gentleman, but ye Deputye now spoken of is of no honest fame, and God forbidd that so good a Kinge should make so badd a president as to suffer a chiefe place of Iustice to be performed or rather abused by a Deputy, Or the Patentie should make sale of your Majesties free guifte: The place was in a manner executed by Deputies be fore, Suche were ye Iudges which pro tempore were Commissioners but the due vse of the afternoone which the Master of the Rolles, did vsually spend to heare & many causes, was a chiefe want whereof the Client complained. which course it is sayd the Master nowe
beinge cannot follow by reason of his more neere and necessary employments about your Majestie./
It's said the respect at the Courte of ye Scott by all the attendant officers there, is so partiall, as the Englishe finde them selues muche disgraced, the meanest of yt Country may enter the Prseence, and where not without controlment. But the English very vnseasonable (I wiss) are kept out, the fault is not said to be in your Majestie it is in ye foolishe gross clawinge of somme of the English. But your Majestie must prouide that this indiscretion breede not a discreete emulation betwixt vs, who ought as we nowe profess but one God and one Kinge, so to haue but one hart; and your English Sub= iects not to be disgraced: for it must be confessed (Right Noble Kinge) that ye Kingdomme and people of Eng= land made you great: Many Offices hau ebyn taken from ye Englishe and giuen to ye Scott, and some yt serued the State with good Commendation (which
now your Majestie must esteeme donne to your selfe) remaine unthought of, and vnrewarded./
It is sayd that your Majestie purposeth to alter the manner of our Gouernment; and fault is founde at our Common Lawes & customes of England, and spetially our triall by the oathes of .12. men which is without doubt the best and equallest course, & in it selfe least capable of Corruption. Euery alteration euen in a priuate family muche more in a Kingdomme breedeth hurlie burly. Doubtless there be abuses in the Courts of Westminster, and chiefly in the Arbitrarie Courts, but if your Majestie had but once purified a fewe of the chiefest Officers, howe soodainly would your Majesties owne expe= =rience giue allowannce to our Common Lawes and Statutes which be euen fit= =tinge to the occurrents and natures of the People and Kingdomme./
It's said that your Majestie of an ingeni= =ous & Royall nature not deligh= =tinge in popular salutacions doth
by great troupes of ye Commons with a kinde of kingly negligence, nei= =ther speakinge nor lookinge vpon them. The poorer sort of People are bold with your Majestie, they prate of ye name of their late Queene, when she was seene publiquely abroade would often speake kindely to ye Multitude discoueringe hir Royall acceptance of their ioyfull acclamations, many times also sayinge that hir Subiects hungry eies might haue their fill in beholdinge their Soueraigne. your Majestie must in somme sorte therefore satisfy their iealous affections, or= =els the poore Rascalls so farr as they dare wilbe angrie with you./
It is sayd that your Majesties followers as well Englishe as Scotts proclaime open sale of ye moste anncient and noble Order of Knighthoode, whereby somme contrary to your Highnes intent of vnworthy condition for bribes haue byn vnworthily made Knightes to the
dishonour of your Royall pallace, and ye disgrace of other Noble & vertuous Knightes./
Fax Plebis
I wott not what to call them, but somme there be who moste unnaturally and vnreuerently by egregious lyes, woul nd the honour and good fame of our deceassed Soueraigne not only taxinge hir good gouernment but hir Person with sundrie mani= =fest vntruthes, and ye foolish indi= gesta moles your Commons of London (I should say somme of them for doubt= =les all are not so lewd) haue put out hir name, where it was engra= uen & painted vnder the armes of ye Kingdomme. And it is said they are about to alter certaine Monu= =ments once dedicated to hir, as beinge lothe belike to be at any new cost with your Majestie. Surely theis slaunders be the deuises of ye Pa= =pistes, arguinge thereby at the de= =famation of the gospell, it will proue therefore your Majestie trulie
magnanimious, to prouide for ye preser= uation of hir famous memorie by all meanes./
It is said yt many ancient and poore Officers at Court be displaced, and ye place giuen to your Countrymen the Scottishe, indeede to say true, it is meet that your Majesties knowne Seruants should be for your Majesties neerest imploy= =ment, nor is it any dishonour to the English Nation, that your good Seruants be preferred, so that your Majestie leaue not the well deseruinge disgraced. The people are rightly termed a Beaste of many heads; so many men so manie mindes; yet which is the worke of God I heare euery man loueth and reuerenceth your Majestie. Let therefore ye admirable manner of your Majesties comminge to so opulent a Kingdomm be euer before your eies. God is chiefly to be honored, true Religion to bee more & more aduanced, the Common wealth to be cherished which consisteth
chiefly of home-borne men. It were good we could forgett all difference of Nations, and repaire almoste de= =cayed name of great Britayne./
vnto so wise a Prince a worde is inough: and therefore poore I, who haue alwaies in my priuate conferrence, mainteyned your Majesties iust Title so farr as I durst, will here ende. Blessinge my God that I see the happy daye, wherein the Kingdomes soe longe disioyned be nowe vnited in one Royall person, whose posterity I hope will so obey God as they may Continue Kinges of this Lande, vn= =till ye dissolution of ye Uniuersall./

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Advertisements of a Loyal Subject V2 BL Cotton MS Faustina C II

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