The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 1
Upon the demise of Queen Mary, her sister, the Princess Elizabeth, was, on the , proclaimed queen in London, with the usual solemnities, and such unfeigned demonstrations of joy by the citizens, as probably never appeared before on the like occasion. And the next day, on her approach from Hatfield to London, she was met at Highgate by the lord mayor, aldermen, and sheriffs, who conducted her to the city, where she took up her residence in the Charter-house, wherein she continued till the of the said month, when she removed; and passing through , entered the city at Cripplegate, and riding by Londonwall, Blanch-Appleton, , and , amidst the joyful and incessant acclamations of an incredible multitude of people, she entered the , and from thence, on the following, removed to .
On the , the church service was again read in English throughout London by proclamation, and it was commanded that all churches in the kingdom should conform to the practice of the queen's chapel: the elevation of the Host was also expressly forbidden. These innovations were considered by the Catholic bishops as sufficiently significant of Elizabeth's designs in respect to religion, and they all refused to assist in the ceremony of her coronation. At length, Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle, was prevailed on to officiate, and she was crowned , in , on the she rode through the city to in great state, amidst the accustomed display of pageantry and expensive magnificence. The following tract is so curious, we have printed it verbatim.
The passage of our most drad Soveraigne Lady Quene Elyzabeth through the Citie of London to , the daye before
|her Coronation, anno -. Imprinted at London, in Flete-strete, within Temple-barre, at the signe of the Hand and Starre, by Richard Tottill. the xxiii day of January.-|
Upon Saturday, which was the , in the yere of our Lord God , about of the clocke at afternoon, the most noble and Christian Princesse, our most dradde Soveraigne Ladye Elyzabeth, by the grace of God, Quene of Englande, Fraunce, and Irelande, Defendour of the Faith, &c. marched from the Towre, to passe through the citie of London toward , richely furnished, and most honourably accompanied, as well with Gentlemen, Barons, and other the Nobilite of this Realme, as also with a notable trayne of goodly and beawtifull Ladies, richly appointed. And entryng the Citie was of the people received marvelous entirely, as appeared by the assemblie, prayers, wishes, welcomminges, cryes, tender woordes, and all other signes, which argue a wonderful earnest love of most obedient subjectes toward theyr soveraigne. And on thother side, her Grace, by holding up her hands, and merie countenaunce to such as stode farre of, and most tender and gentle language to those that stode nigh to her Grace, did declare herselfe no less thankefullye to receive her Peoples good wyll, than they lovingly offered it unto her. To all that wyshed her Grace well, she gave heartie thanks, and to such as bade God save her Grace, she sayde agayne God save them all, and thanked them with all her heart: so that on either syde there was nothing but gladnes, nothing but prayer, nothing but comfort. The Quenes Majestie rejoysed marveilously to see that so exceedingly shewed toward her Grace, which all good Princes have ever desyred. I meane so earnest love of subjects, so evidently declared even to her Grace's own person, being carried in the middest of them. The people again were wonderfully rauisheed with the louing answers and gestures of theyr Pryncesse, like to the which they had before tryed at her coming to the Towre from Hatfield. This her Grace's loving behaviour preconceived in the People's heades upon these considerations was then throughly confirmed, and indede emplanted a wonderful hope in them touchyng her worthy Governement in the reste of her Reygne. For in all her passage, she did not only shew her most gracious love toward the people in general, but also privately, if the baser personages had offered her Grace any flowers or such like as a signification of their good wyll, or moved to her any sute, she most gently, to the common rejoysing
| of all lookers on, and private comfort of the partie, staid her chariot, and heard theyr requests. So that if a man should say well, he could not better tearme the Citie of London that time, than a stage wherein was shewed the wonderful spectacle, of a noble-hearted Princesse toward her most loving People, and the People's exceding comfort in beholding so worthy a Soveraigne, and hearing so Prince-like a voice, which could not but have set the enemie on fyre, since the vertue is in the enemie always commended, much more could not but enflame her natural, obedient, and most loving people, whose weale leaneth only uppon her Grace and Governement. Thus therefore the Quenes majestie passed from the Towre till she came to Fanchurche, the People on eche side joyously beholdyng the view of so gracious a Ladye theyr Quene, and her Grace no lesse gladly notyng and observing the same. Nere unto Fanchurch was erected a scaffolde richely furnished, whereon stode a noyes of instruments, and a chylde in costly apparel, which was appointed to welcome the Quenes Majestic in the hole Cities behalf. Against which place when her Grace came, of her owne wyll she commanded the chariot to be stayde, and that the noyes might be appeased tyll the chylde had uttered his welcomming oration, which he spake in English meter, as here followeth:--
At which words of the last line the hole People gave a great shout, wishing with assent as the chylde had said. And the Quenes Majestie thanked most heartely both the Citie for this her gentle receiving at the , and also the People for confirming the same. Here was noted in the Quenes Majesties countenance, during the time that the child spake, besides a perpetuall attentiveness in her face, a marvelous change in loke, as the childes words touched either her person, or the peoples tongues or hertes. So that she with rejoysyng visage did evidently declare that the wordes tooke no less place in her minde, than they were most heartely pronounced by the chylde, as from all the hearts of her
| moste heartie Citizeins. The same verses were fastned up in a table upon the scaffolde, and the Latine thereof likewise in Latine verses, in another table, as hereafter ensueth:
Now when the child had pronounced his oration, and the Quenes Highnes so thankefully had received it, she marched forwarde towarde Gracious Streate, where, at the upper ende, before the signe of the Egle, the Citie had erected a gorgeous and sumptuous arke, as here followeth:
A stage was made which extended from thone syde of the streate to thother, richely vawted with battlementes conteining portes, and over the middlemost was avaunced several stages in degrees. Upon the lowest stage was made seate Royall, wherein were placed personages representing Kyng Henrie the , and Elyzabeth his wyfe, daughter of Kyng Edward the , eyther of these Princes sitting under cloth of estate in their states, no otherwise divided, but that thone of them, which was King Henrie the , proceeding out of the House of Lancastre, was enclosed in a Read Rose, and thother, which was Quene Elizabeth, being heire to the House of Yorke, enclosed with a Whyte Rose, eche of them Royally crowned, and decently apparailed as apperteineth to Princes, with Sceptours in their hands, and vawt surmounting their heades, wherein aptly were placed tables, eche containing the title of those Princes. And these personages were so set, that the of them joined hands with thother, with the ring of matrimonie perceived on the finger. Out of the which Roses sprang branches gathered into , which were directed upward to the stage or degree, wherein was placed , representing the valiant and noble Prynce King Henry the , which sprong out of the former stock, crowned with a Crown Imperial, and by him sate representing the right worthy Ladie Quene Ann, wife
| to the said King Henry the , and Mother to our most Soveraign Ladie Quene Elizabeth that now is, both apparelled with Sceptours and Diademes, and other furniture due to the state of a King and Queene, and tables surmounting their heades, wherein were written their names and titles. From their seat also proceeded upwardes braunche directed to the and uppermost stage or degree, wherein lykewyse was planted a seate Royall, in the which was sette representing the Queenes most excellent Majestie Elizabeth, nowe our most dradde Soveraigne Ladie, crowned and apparalled as thother Prynces were. Out of the foreparte of this Pageaunt was made a standing for a chylde, which at the Quenes Majesties coming, declared unto her the hole meaning of the said Pageaunt. The sides of the same were filled with loude noyses of musicke. And all emptie places thereof were furnished with sentences concerning unitie. And the hole Pageant garnished with Redde Roses and White, and in the forefront of the same Pageant, in a faire Wreathe, was written the name and title of the same, which was |
Thys Pageant was grounded upon the Quenes Majesties name. For like as the long warre betwene the Houses of Yorke and Lancastre then ended, when Elizabeth, daughter to Edward the matched in marriage with Henry the Seventhe, heyre to the Howse of Lancastre; so since that the Quenes Majesties name was Elizabeth, and forsomuch as she is the onelye heire of Henrye the , which came of bothe the houses, as the knitting up of concorde, it was devised, that like as Elizabeth was the occasion of concorde, so she, another Elizabeth, myght maintain the same among her subjects, so that unitie was the ende whereat the whole devise shotte, as the Quenes Majesties names moved the ground. Thys Pageant nowe agaynste the Quenes Majesties comming was addressed with children representing the forenamed personages, with all furniture dewe unto the setting forth of such a matter well ment, as the argument declared, costly and sumptuouslye set forth as the beholder can beare witness. Now the Quenes Majestie drewe near unto the sayde Pageant, and forsomuche as the noyse was great by reason of the prease of people, so that she could scarce heare the child which did interpreted the said Pageant, and her chariot was passed so farre forward that she could not well view the personages representing the Kynges and Quenes abovenamed; she required to have the matter opened unto her, and what they signified, with the ende of unitie, and ground of her name, according as is before expressed. For the sight whereof, her Grace caused her chariot to be removed back, and yet hardly could she see, because the children were set somewhat with the farthest in.
But after that her Grace had understode the meaning thereof, she thanked the Citie, praysed the fairenes of the work, and
|promised that she would doe her whole endevour for the continually preservation of concorde, as the Pageant did emport.|
The child appointed in the standing abovenamed to open the meaning of the said Pageant, spake these words unto her Grace:
The which also were written in Latin verses, and both drawn in tables upon the forefront of the side Pageant, as hereafter followeth:
Sentences placed therein concerning unitie.
These verses, and other pretie sentences, were drawen in voide places of thys Pageant, all tending to ende, that quietnes
|might be mainteyned, and all dissention displaced, and that by the Quenes Majestie, heire to agreement, and agreeing in name with her, which tofore had joyned those Houses, which had ben thoccasion of much debate and civille warren within thys Realme, as may appeared to such as will search Cronicles, but be not to be touched in thys treatise, only declaring her Graces passage through the Citie, and what provision the Citie made therefore. And ere the Quenes Majestie came wythin hearing of thys Pageaunt, she sent certain, as also at all the other Pageauntes, to require the People to be silent. For her Majestie was disposed to heare all that should be sayde unto her.|
When the Quenes Majestie had heard the chyldes oration, and understood the meanyng of the Pageant at large, she marched forward toward Cornehill, always received with lyke rejoysing of the People; and there, as her Grace passed by the Conduit, which wes curiously trymmed against that tyme with riche banners adourned, and a noyse of loude instruments upon the top thereof, she espyed the Pageant; and because she feared for the Peoples noyse, that she should not heare the child which dyd expounde the same, she enquired what that Pageant was ere that she came to it: and there understood, that there was a chylde representing her Majesties person, placed in a seate of Governement, supported by certayne vertues, which suppressed their contrarie vyces under their feete, and so forthe, as in the description of the sayd Pageant shall hereafter appear.
This Pageant standynge in the nether ende of Cornehill, was extended from thone syde of the streate to the other, and in the same Pageant was devysed gates, all open; and over the middle parte thereof was erected chayre, or seate Royal, with clothe of estate to the same apperteynyng, wherein was placed a chylde representing the Quenes Highnesse, with consideration had for place convenient for a table, which conteyned her name and tytle. And in a comely wreathe, artificiallie and well devised, with perfite light and understanding to the People, in the front of the same Pageant was written the name and title thereof; which is,
whych seat was made in such artificial maner, as to the appearance of the lookers on, the forparte semed to have no staye, and therefore of force was stayed by lively personages, which personages, were in numbre , standing and staeing the forefront of the same seate Royall, eche having his face to the Quene and People, whereof every had a table to express their effects, which are Vertues; namely, Pure Religion, Love of Subjects, Wisdom, and Justice: which did trade their contrarie vices under their feete; that is to witte, Pure Religion did trade upon Superstition and Ignoraunce; Love of Subjectes did trade upon Rebellion and Insolencie; Wisdome did treade upon Follie and Vaine Glorie; Justice did trade upon Adulacion and Bribery. Eche of these personages, according to
| their proper names and properties, had not only their names in plaine and perfit writing set upon their breasts easely to be read of all, but also every of them was aptly and properly apparelled, so that hys apparel and name did agre to express the same person that in title he represented. This part of the Pageant was thus appointed and furnished. The sydes over the side portes had in them placed a noyse of instruments, whyche immediatelye after the chyldes speache gave an heavenlye melodies. Upon the top or uppermost part of the said Pageant stode the Armes of England, totally portratured with the proper beastes to upholde the same. representing the Quenes Highnes sate in this seate, crowned with an Imperial Crowne; and before her seat was a convenient place appointed for child, which did interpret and applye the said Pageant as herafter shall be declared. Everye voyde place was furnished with proper sentences, commendyng the seate supported by Vertues, and defacing the Vices, to the utter extirpation of Rebellion, and to everlasting continuaunce of quyetnes and peace. The Quenes Majestie approaching nyghe unto thys Pageaunt, thus beawtifyed and furnyshed in all poyntes, caused her chariot to bee drawen nyghe thereunto, that her Grace might heare the chyldes oration, which was this:
Which verses were painted upon the right syde of the same Pageant, and the Latin thereof on the left side, in another table, which were these:
Beside these verses, there were placed in every voide rome of the Pageant, both in Englishe and Latin, such sentences as advaunced the senate of governance upholden by Vertue. The ground of thys Pageaunt was, that like as by Vertues (whych doe abundantly appere in her Grace) the Quenes Majestie was established in the seate of Governement; so she should sette fast in the same so long as she embraced Vertue and helde Vice under foote. For if Vice once gotte up the head, it would put the seate of Government in peryll of falling.
The Quenes Majestie, when she had heard the child, and understode the Pageant at full, gave the Citie also thanks there, and most graciouslie promised her good endeavour for the maintenance of the sayde Vertues, and suppression of Vyces; and so marched on till she came against the Great Conduite in Cheape, which was bewtified with pictures and sentences accordinglye against her Graces coming whether.
Against Soper-lanes ende was extended from thone side of the streate to thother a Pageant, which had gates, all open. Over the middlemost whereof wer erected several stages, whereon sate children, as hereafter followeth: On the uppermost child, on the middle , on the lowest , eche having the proper name of the blessing that they did represent written in a table, and placed above their heades. In the forefront of this Pageant, before the children which did represent the blessings, was a convenient standing, cast out for a chylde to stand, which did expownd the sayd Pageant unto the Quenes Majestie, as was done in thother tofore. Everie of these children wer appointed and apparelled according unto the blessing which he did represent. And on the foreparte of the sayde Pageant was written, in fayre letters, the name of the said Pageant, in this maner folowing:
Over the syde portes was placed a noyse of instruments. And all voyde places in the Pageant were furnished with pretty sayinges, commending and touching the meaning of the said Pageant, which was the promises and blessinges of Almightie God made to his People. Before that the Quenes Highnes came unto this Pageant, she required the matter somewhat to be opened unto her, that her Grace might the better understand what should afterward by the child be sayd unto her. Which so was, that the Citie had there erected the Pageant with children, representing theyght blessings touched in the chapter of St. Mathew. Whereof every , upon just considerations, was applyed unto her Highnes; and that the People thereby put her Grace in mind, that as her good doinges before had even just occasion why that these blessinges might fall upon her; that so, if her Grace did continue in her goodnes as she had entered, she should hope for the
| fruit of these promises due unto them that doe exercise themselves in the blessings; which her Grace heard merveilous graciously, and required that the chariot myght be removed towardes the Pageaunt, that she might perceyve the chyldes woordes, which were these; the Quenes Majestie geving most attentive care, and requiring that the Peoples noyse might be stayde:
When these woordes were spoken, all the People wished, that as the child had spoken, so God would strengthen her Grace against all her adversaries: whom the Quenes Majestie did most gently thanke for their so loving wishe. These verses wer painted on the left syde of the said Pageant; and other in Latin on thother syde, which wer these:
Besides these, every voide place in the Pageant was furnished with sentences touching the matter and ground of the said Pageant. When all that was to be said in this Pageant was ended, the Quenes Majestie passed on forward in Chepesyde.
At the Standarde in Cheape, which was dressed fayre agaynste the tyme, was placed a noyse of trumpettes, with banners and other furniture. The Crosse lykewyse was also made fayre and well trimmed. And neare unto the same, uppon the porche of Saint Peter's church dore, stode the waites of the Citie, which did geve a pleasant noyse with their instruments as the Quenes Majestie did passe by, which on every syde cast her countenaunce, and wished well to all her most loving People. Soon after that her Grace passed the Crosse, she had espyed the Pageant erected at the Little Conduit in Cheape, and incontinent required to know what it might signifye. And it was tolde her Grace that there was placed Tyme.
And so the hole matter was opened to her Grace; as hereafter shalbe declared in the description of the Pageaunt. But in the opening, when her Grace understode that the
|Byble in Englyse should be delivered unto her by Trueth, which was therin represented by a chylde; she thanked the Citie for that gyft, and sayde that she would oftentymes reade over that booke, commanding Sir John Parrat, of the Knightes which helde up her canapy, to goe before, and to receive the booke. But learning that it should be delivered unto her Grace down by a silken lace, she caused him to stayed, and so passed forward till she came agaynste the Aldermen in the hyghe ende of Cheape tofore the Little Conduite, where the companies of the Citie ended, which beganne at Fanchurche, and stoode along the streates, by another, enclosed with rayles, hanged with clothes, and themselves well apparelled with many riche furres, and their livery whodes uppon their shoulders, in comely and semely maner, having before them sondry persons well apparelled in silkes and chaines of gold, as wyflers and garders of the sayde companies, beside a number of riche hanginges, as well of tapistrie, arras, clothes of golde, silver, velvet, damaske, sattin, and other silkes, plentifullye hanged all the way as the Quenes Highnes passed from the Towre through the Citie. Out at the windows and pent-houses of every house did hang a number of ryche and costly banners and streamers, tyll her Grace came to the upper ende of Cheape. And there, by appointment, the Right Worshipfull Maister Ranulph Cholmeley, Recorder of the Citie, presented to the Quenes Majestie a purse of crimeson sattin richely wrought with gold, wherin the Citie gave unto the Quenes Majestie a in gold, as master Recorder did declare brieifle unto the Quenes Majestie; whose woordes tended to this ende, that the Lorde Maior, his brethren, and Comminaltie of the Citie, to declare their gladnes and good will towardes the Quenes Majestic, dyd present her Grace with that golde, desyering her Grace to continue they good and gracious Quene, and not to esteme the value of the gift, but the mynd of the gevers. The Quenes Majestie, with both her hands, tooke the purse, and answered to hym again merveylous pithilie; and so pithilie, that the standers by, as they embraced entirely her gracious answer, so they merveiled at the coaching thereof; which was in words truly reported these :|
Whiche aunswere of so noble an hearted Pryncesse, if it moved a mervaylous showte and rejoysing, it is nothing to be mervayled at, since both the heartines thereof was so wonderfull, and the woordes so joyntly knytte. When her Grace hadde thus answered the Recorder, she marched toward the Little Conduit, where was erected a Pageaunt with square proportion, standing directly before the
| same Conduite, with battlementes accordyngelye. And in the same Pageaunt was advanced hylles or mountaynes of convenient heyghte. The of them beyng on the North syde of the same Pageaunt, was made cragged, barreyn, and stonye: in the which was erected tree, artificially made, all withered and deadde, with branches accordingly. And under the same tree, at the foote thereof, sate in home and rude apparel, crokedlye, and in mournyng maner, havynge over hys headde, in a table, written in Laten and Englyshe, hys name, which was, |
And uppon the same withered tree were fixed certayne tables, wherein were written proper sentences, expressing the causes of the decaye of a Common weale. The other hylle, on the South syde, was made fayre, fresh, grene, and beawtifull, the ground thereof full of flowers and beawtie; and on the same was erected also tree very fresh and fayre, under the which stoode uprighte fresh personage, well apparaylled and appointed, whose name also was written bothe in Englyshe and Laten, which was,
And uppon the same tree also were fixed certayne tables, conteyning sentences which expressed the causes of a flourishing Common weale. In the middle, between the sayde hylles, was made artificiallye hollowe place or cave, with doore and locke enclosed; oute of the which, a little before the Quenes Hyghnes commynge thither, issued personage, whose name was Tyme, apparaylled as an olde man, with a sythe in his handed, havynge wynges artificially made, leading a personage of lesser stature then himself, which was fynely and well apparaylled, all cladde in whyte silke, and directly over her head was set her name and tytle, in Latin and Englyshe,
Which so appointed, went forward toward the South syde of the Pageant. And on her brest was written her propre name, which was
Trueth, who helde a booke in her hande, upon the which was written,
the Woorde of Trueth. And out of the South syde of the Pageaunt was cast a standynge for a child, which should enterprete the same Pageant. Against whom when the Quenes Majestie came, he spake unto her Grace these woordes:
When the child had thus ended his speache, he reached his booke towardes the Quenes Majestie, which a little before, Trueth had let down unto him from the hill; which by Sir John Parratt was received, and delivered unto the Quene. But she, as soone as she had received the booke, kissed it, and with both her hands held up the same, and so laid it upon her brest, with great thanks to the Citie therefore. And so went forward towardes Paules Churchyarde. The former which was rehersed unto the Quenes Majestie was written in tables, on either side the Pageant verses, and in the middest these Latin:
The sentences written in Latin and Englishe upon both the trees, declaring the causes of both estates, were these:
The matter of this Pageant dependeth of them that went before. For as the declared her Grace to come out of the house of unitie, the that she is placed in the seat of Government, staied with Vertue, to the suppression of Vice; and therefore in the the blessings of Almighty God might well be applyed unto her: so this now is to put her Grace in remembrance of the state of the Commonweale, which Time, with Truth his daughter, doth revele, which Truth also her Grace hath received, and therefore cannot but be mercifull and careful for the good government thereof. From thence the Quenes Majestie passed toward Paules
| Churchyard; and when she came over against Paules Scole, a child appointed by the scolemaster thereof pronounced a certain oration in Latin, and certein verses, which also wer there written, as foloweth:
Which the Quenes Majestie most attentively harkened unto: and when the child had pronounced, he did kisse the oration, which he had there faire written in paper, and delivered it unto the Quenes Majestie, which most gently received the same. And when the
| Quenes Majestie had heard all that was there offered to be spoken, then her Grace marched toward Ludgate, where she was received with a noyse of instruments, the forefront of the gate being finelie trimmed up against her Majesties coming. From thence by the way as she went down toward Fletebridge, about her Grace noted the Cities charge, that there was no cost spared : Her Grace answered, that she did well consider the same, and that it should be remembered. An honorable aunswere, worthie a noble Prince, which may comfort all her subjects, considering there can be no point of gentlenes or obedient love shewed toward her Grace, whych she doth not most tenderlie accepted, and graciously waye. In this maner, the people on either side rejoysing, her Grace wente forward, toward the Conduite in Fleete-street, where was the fifte and last Pageaunt erected, in forme following: From the Conduite, which was bewtified with painting, unto the North side of the strete, was erected a stage, embattelled with towres, and in the same a square platte rising with degrees, and uppon the uppermost degree was placed a chair, or seate royall, and behynde the same seate, in curious and artificial manner, was erected a tree of reasonable height, and so farre advanced above the seate as it did well and semelye shadow the same, without endomaging the syght of any part of the pageant: and the same tree was bewtified with leaves as greene as arte could devise, being of a convenient greatness, and containing therupon the fruite of the date, and on the toppe of the same tree, in a table, was set the name thereof, which was |
and in the aforesaide seat, or chaire, was placed a semelie and mete personage, richlie apparelled in Parliament robes, with a sceptre in her hand, as a Quene, crowned with an open crowne, whose name and title was in a table fixed over her head, in this sort;
And the other degrees, on either side, were furnished with vi personages; representing the Nobilitie, the Clergie, and the Comminaltye. And before these personages was written, in a table,
At the feete of these, and the lowest part of the Pageant, was ordeined a convenient rome for a child to open the meaning of the Pageant. When the Quenes Majestie drew unto this Pageant, and perceived, as in the other, the child readie to speaker, her Grace required silence, and commanded her chariot to be removed nigher, that she myght plainlie heare the child speaker, whych said as hereafter foloweth:
Which verses were written upon the Pageant; and the same in Latin also:
The voide places of the Pageant were filled with pretie sentences concerning the same matter. Thys ground of this last Pageant was, that forsomuch as the next Pageant before had set before her Graces eyes the florishing and desolate states of a Commonweale, she might by this be put in remembrance to consult for the worthy Government of her People; considering God oftimes sent women nobly to rule among men; as Debora, whych governed Israell in peas the space of xl years: and that it behoved both men and women so ruling to use advise of good counsel. When the Quenes Majestie had passed this Pageant, she marched toward Templebarre; but at St. Dunstones church, where the children of thospitall wer appointed to stand with their governors, her Grace perceiving a child offered to make an oration unto her, stayed her chariot, and did caste up her eyes to heaven, as who should saye,
and so turned her face toward the child, which, in Latin, pronounced an oracion to this effect:
The child, after he had ended his oracion, kissed the paper wherein the same was written, and reached it to the Quenes Majestie, whych received it graciously both with woordes and countenance, declaring her gracious mynde toward theyr relief. From thence her Grace came to Temple Barre, which was dressed fynelye with the ymages of Gotmagot the Albione, and Corineus the Briton gyantes bigger in stature, furnished accordingly; which held in their hands, even above the gate, a table, wherein was written, in Latin verses, theffect of all the Pageantes which the Citie before had erected, which verses wer these:
Which versis wer also written in Englishe meter, in a table, as hereafter foloweth:
On the was appointed by the Citie a noyse of singing children; and child richely attyred as a poet, which gave the Quenes Majestie her farewell, in the name of the hole Citie, by these words:
Whyle these woordes were in saying, and certeine wishes therein repeated for maintenance of Trueth, and rooting out of Errour, she now and then helde up her hands to heavenwarde, and willed the people to say, Amen.
When the child had ended, she said,
At which saying, her Grace departed forth through Temple Barre toward , with no lesse shoutyng and crying of the People, then she entered the Citie, with a noyse of ordinance which the Towre shot of at her Graces entrance into Towrestreate.
The childes saying was also in Latin verses, written in a table, which was hanged up there:
Thus the Quenes Hyghnesse passed through the Citie, which, without any forreyne person, of itself beawtifyed itself, and receyved her Grace at all places, as hath been before mentioned, with most tender obedience and love, due to so gracious a Quene and Soveraigne Ladie. And her Grace lykewise of her side, in all her Graces passage, showed herself generally an ymage of a woorthye Ladie and Governour; but privately these especially poyntes wer noted in her Grace as sygnes of a most princelyke courage, whereby her loving subjects maye ground a sure hope for the rest of her gracious doinges hereafter.
 Holins. Chron. Engl.
 Another edition of this Tract, in the Bodleian Library, has this title:--The Royal Passage of her Majesty from the Tower of London to her Palace of Whitehall, with all the Speaches and Devices, both of the Pageants and otherwise, together with her Majesties several Answers, and most pleasing Speaches to them all. Imprinted at London by S. S. for Jone Millington, and are to be sold at her Shop under S. Peter's Church, in Corne-hill, 1604. --Nichols' Progresses of Queen Elizabeth.