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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1752 Excerpt: ...of the Court; being men of no small account. This was at Windsor, where her Majesty most graciously did use me for three days; and amongst other points, her most excellent Majesty' promised me great security against any of her Kingdom, that would by reason of my rare studies and philosophical exercises, unduely seek my overthrow." I might add several instances of her Majesty's generosity to this great man; but I must proceed, and observe, that it was not to him alone; for by her countenance and protection our two famous Universities produced within a few years more illustrious examples of learning and real worth, than had ever been seen before in the same compass of time in any age whatsoever. I have before taken notice of her Majesty's skill in musick, and I will here Vid. the Appendix to John of Glas-'p. 521. tcnburfj Chrankle, pages, 507, 519. Gg add. add, that a learned and ingenious writer attributes the improvement of that and the other sciences to this learned Princess. "Her reign (says he) brought forth a noble birth, as "of all learned men, so of church mufick. This was very "probably owing to the encouragement given by that Princess "to this art in common with others, as well by her example 4 as favour j for she was not only a lover of musick, but likeAt wife skilled in it herself. And therefore Richard Mui caster, then master of Merchant Taylors School, paid her "an handsome compliment on that account in the following verses." Regia majestas, aetatis gloria nostrae, Hanc in deliciis semper habere solet; Nee contenta graves aliorum audire labores, Ipsa etiam egregie voce manuque canifc '.. Our gracious Queen, bright glory of our age, The pow'r of notes harmonious can engage; Much joy me thence receives, but more ...
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