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"A discourse of polletique and civill honor, and namely of the inferiour nobilitie, knightes, esquires and gentlemen of blood, or bearing armes. And of theire authoritie, preferments, presedence, ornaments, titles, and other rites and rightes of honor", temp. Jac. I. [1603-1625]

MS. Rawl. A. 346, fols. 285, 241
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Written (chiefly against the assumption of titles and dignity by persons having no claim by birth) by a son of Charles Scott and Jean Wyat, of Kent, in his old age, and addressed to his kinsman, Thomas Howard, earl of Arundel, one of the commissioners for executing the office of earl marshal, temp. Jac. I.

The author is probably the Thomas Scott who is the writer of fol. 224 in this volume.

The work is divided into seven chapters, of which unfortunately only the first, second, and the greater part of the third, are here found. The title of the fourth chapter in the table of contents runs thus: "The application of the two former chapters unto the antient and right worshippfull cittie of Canterburie. The excellenties of that cittie. And the ill government of it by reason that it is now governed by brewers, bakers, hostlers, drovers, taylors, and other meane mechaniques; and, not as theire charter commaunds, and as antiently it was, and as yet easily it may, and is much to bee wished, by noblemen, knightes and esquires."


  • Creation: temp. Jac. I. [1603-1625]


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MS. Rawl. A. 346, fols. 285, 241


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