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parliament; and the jurisdiction of this court is derived from justice distributive, and is for criminal offences, and held twice every year.

2. The County Court, wherein he doth determine all petty and small causes civil under the value of forty shillings, arising from the said county; and therefore it is called the county court.

The jurisdiction of this court is derived from justice commutative, and is held every month. The office of the sheriff is annual, and in the king's gift, whereof he is to have a patent.

The office of escheator. Every shire hath an officer called an escheator, which is an office to attend the king's revenue and to seize into his majesty's hands all lands escheated, and goods or lands forfeited, and therefore is called escheator; and he is to inquire by good inquest of the death of the king's tenant, and to whom the lands are descended, and to seize their bodies and lands for ward if they be within age, and is accountable for the same: he is named by the lord treasurer of England.

The office of coroner. Two other officers there are in every county called coroners; and by their office they are to enquire by good inquest in what manner, and by whom every person dying of a violent death came so to their death; and to enter the same of record; which is matter criminal, and a plea of the crown: and therefore they are called coroners, or crowners, as one hath written, because their inquiry ought to be in corona populi.

These officers are chosen by the freeholders of the shire, by virtue of a writ out of the chancery de coronatore eligendo : and of them I need not to write more, because these officers are in use elsewhere.

General observations touching constables, gaolers, and bailiffs.

Forasmuch as every shire is divided into hundreds, there are also by the statute of 34 H. VIII. cap. 26. ordered and appointed, that two sufficient gentlemen or yeomen shall be appointed constables of every hundred.

Also there is in every shire a gaol or prison appointed for the restraint of liberty of such persons as for their offences are thereunto committed, until they shall be delivered by course of law.

In every hundred of every shire the sheriff thereof shall nominate sufficient persons to be bailiffs of that hundred, and under-ministers of the sheriffs: and they are to attend upon the justices in every of their courts and sessions.


Pages 325 and 369. The origin of the bad grammar in Reg. 19, which I only observed while correcting the press, is to be found at the end of the second paragraph of p. 407, where we have iisdem modis quibus, gc.




Note. — The parts of the Index printed in Italic refer to the Editors' Prefaces and Notes.

A. Abator, vii. 477.

Adrian de Castello.--continued. Abduction made a capital offence by statute of honoured and employed by Henry VII. Henry VII. vi. 86.

ib, Abergavenny, Lord, fined by Henry VII. for Adrian's case, vii. 655. keeping retainers, vi. 220.

Adultery, man taken in, saying of one of the imprisoned for a short time, vi. 221.

Romans respecting, vii. 155. firm to Henry VII. against the Cornish Advancement of Fortune, vi. 9. rebels, vi. 177.

Advancement of Learning, the, a key to the Abingdon, Abbot of, sent as commissioner by opening the Instauration, vii. 13. Henry VII. to Charles VIII. vi. 71.

Adversity, essay on, vi. 386. Abjuration and Exile, offences of, vii. 742, the blessing of the New Testament, ib. 743.

its virtue fortitude, ib. Academia nova modum prorsùs excessit, vi. best discovers virtue, ib. 672.

Advertisement touching an Holy War, vii. Accessories, vii. 348, 349, 359, 365.

17-36. Achaians compared by Titus Quintius to a Advocates, behaviour of Judges towards, vi. tortoise, vii. 52.

508, 584. Achelous, his fight with Hercules, interpreta- Advowson, vii. 354, 359. tion of the fable, vi. 739, 740.

in gross, vii. 327. interpretatio fabulæ, vi. 663, 664.

Ægyptian, on the recent origin of Greece, vii. Act of God, vii. 3+4.

157.-See Egypt. Actæon, or curiosity, the fable interpreted, vi. Æneas Sylvius, of the donation of Constantine 719, 720.

the Great to Sylvester, vii. 154. interpretatio fabulæ, vi. 645.

of the Christian religion, vii. 159. Action in oratory, saying of Demosthenes re- Æneid, extracts by Bacon, vii. 193, 203. specting, vi. 401.

Enigmata Sphingis, vi. 678, 679. Actium, battle of, vi. 451.

Eschines, retort of Demosthenes on, vii. 141. Actus inceptus, cujus perfectio pendet ex vo- Æsculapius, wrath of Jupiter kindled against, luntate partium, revocari potest, vii.

vi. 704. 372, 373.

a Cyclopibus interemptus, vi. 632. si autem ex voluntate tertiæ personæ, vel Esop, fable of the damsel turned into a cat, vi. ex contingenti, revocari non potest, vii.

470. 373, 374.

of the fly on the chariot wheel, vi. 503, Aculeate words, vi. 511.

585. Administration, letters of, vii. 502, 504.

of the two frogs, vii. 81. Adrian the Emperor, his envy of poets and

of the fox and the cat, vii. 83. artists, vi. 394.

of the man who called for Death, vii. 84. Adrian VI., Pope, vi. 92.

Æstimatio præteriti delicti ex post facto nunAdrian de Castello, the Pope's ambassador to quam crescit, vii. 348, 349. Scotland, vi. 91.

Affidavits in Chancery, vii. 769–770.

Affinitatis vincla, sacramenta naturæ, vi. 634.

Vide Jura. Agathocles to his Syracusan captives, vii. 143. Age and youth, essay on, vi.477–478, 568–


characteristics of, vi. 487.
Agent and principal, vii. 365.
Agent-court, battle of, vi. 119.
Agesilaus, his conquests in Asia, vii. 50.

of one who counterfeited a nightingale,

vii. 144. Agrippa raised by Augustus, vi. 439.

de vanitate, vii. 102. Ailmer, Sir Lawrence, Mayor of London, fined

10001. by Henry VII. vi. 236. Albert Dürer, would make a personage by

geometrical proportion, vi. 479. Alchemy has no ground in theory, and no

good pledge of success in practice, vi. 761. Alcibiades to Pericles, vii. 130. Alderman never welcomes Death as a friend,

vi. 602. Alderwasley, Manor of, vii. 546. Alexander the Great, his Persian conquests,

vii. 50. his saying, of Craterus and Hephæstion,

vii, 139, that Antipater was all purple within, vii.

140. to Parmenio, vii. 142. knew himself mortal by two things, sleep

and lust, ib. when asked to run at the Olympian games,

vii. 148. for his own reward, kept Hope, vii. 149.

his visit to Diogenes, vii. 163. Alexander VI., Pope, sends a nuncio to re

concile Henry VII. and Charles VIII.

vi. 113. his saying of the Frenchmen in Italy, vi.

158. attempts to organise a crusade, vi. 209. applies to Henry VII. vi. 210.

respecting Cæsar Borgia, vii. 126. Alien, Littleton's definition, vii. 665.

made a denizen, to pay strangers' customs,

by statute of Henry VII. vi. 39.
enfeoffed to uses, vii. 437.
enemy, vii, 648.
friend, vii. 648.

tradesmen within the realm, vii. 653. Alienation, the license of, made a patent of

fice, vii. 699. Allegiance, false opinion concerning, vii. 650,

651, 653, 660. applies to the person of the king, not to

the law or kingdom, vii. 665. of greater extent than laws, ib. continueth after laws, vii. 666.

and while laws are suspended, ib. Alleys in gardens, vi. 488-489. Allez à Dieu, vii. 720, 723. Almaigne, its dismemberment, vi. 515. Almains, under Martin Swart, aid the Irish

rebels against Henry VII. vi. 53.

Alonzo of Arragon, his praise of age, vii. 139,

why a great necromancer, vii. 140. Alphonso, Duke of Calabria, receives the

Order of the Garter from Henry VII. vi.

131. Amalthea, vi. 664, 739. Amason, secretary of Ferdinando of Spain, vi.

229. Amazons, an unnatural government, vii. 33. Ambages of God, vii. 220. Ambassadors sent by Henry VII. to Charles

VIII. vi. 82. excused of practices against the state

where they reside, vii. 344. Ambiguitas verborum, latens, verificatione

suppletur, vii. 385-387.

latens et patens, ib. Ambiguity in pleading,

of words, vii. 338.

that grows by reference, vii. 338, in construction,

patent, vii. 385.

latent, vii. 385-387. Ambition, essay on, vi, 465–467,567—568.

like choler, makes or mars, vi. 465, 567. how ambitious men should be made ser

viceable, vi. 466, 568.

how to be curbed, ib.
Ameled, vii. 207.
America, discovered by Columbus, vi. 196.

foretold by Seneca, vi. 463, 465.
by Plato, vi. 465.

results of its discovery, vii. 20.
Amor.- Vide Cupido, Love.
Amortised, a part of the lands, vi. 94.
Anabaptists and other furies, vi. 384, 543.

of Munster, vii. 33.
Anacharsis, of the Athenians, vii. 158.
Analogia Cæsaris, vii. 204-207.
Anaxagoras, when condenined to death by

the Athenians, vii. 148. Ancient demesne, vii. 483. Andes, far higher than our mountains, vi. 513. Andrews, Bishop, epistle dedicatory addressed

to, vii. 11-15. on a sermon without divinity, vii, 159. on the conversion of the Bishop of Spalato,

ib. Angels not to be introduced in antimasques,

vi. 468. Angeovines, faction in Naples, vi. 158. Anger, essay on, vi. 510_512.

to calm the natural inclination, vi. 510

to repress the motions of, vi. 511.
to raise and appease in others, vi. 511,

a kind of baseness, vi. 510.

its causes chiefly three, vi. 511. Ann Bullen, her speech at her execution, vii.

126. Anne of Brittaine, vi. 33. See Brittaine. Annuity granted pro consilio impendendo,

when not forfeited, vii. 327. Ant, a wise creature for itself, vi. 431, 561.

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