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The Author subscribes himself
“ Yours under the cullors of your love,

THOMAS DEKKER.
This is in Black Letter, and in the Museum.

GREEVOUS GRONES FOR THE POORE.

“ GREEVOUS GRON ES FOR THE POORE. Done by a Well Wisher; who wisheth that the Poore of England might be so provided for, as none should neede to go a begging within this Realme.

The poore afflicted are,

So that they perish fast;
If now no order taken be,

Then ruine comes at last.

Printed for Michael Sparre. 1622."

In the printed Catalogue of the British Museum this Tract is assigned to Dekker, but I know not on what authority. It is inscribed, by the Printer, to the Right Honourable, Right Worshipfull, and worthy Company of the Virginia and Sommer Iland Plantations.

He calls a poore fatherless Volumne.
It is of no great importance.

Besides the above, I have heard of the fol. lowing works assigned to this Author.

6 THOMAS

“ Thomas OF READING, or the six worthy Yoemen of the West; now six Times corrected and enlarged, by T. D. 12mo. 1632.”

" JESTS TO MAKE YOU MERRY, &c. 4to. 1607.”

“ THE DEAD TERM, or Westminsters Complaint, &c.

4to.

1608." "AKNIGHTS CONJURONS DONE IN EARNEST, DISCOVERED IN JEST. 4to. 1607.”

“ LONDON TRYUMPHING, or Sir John Swinnerton's Lord Mayors Show. 4to.

1612." " DEKKERS MAGNIFICENT ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN TO KING JAMES BY THE CITY OF LONDON, 4to. 1604."

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THOMAS LODGE.

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I HAVE before introduced this Author to my Reader in his character of Poet, and I now proceed to give the best account I am able of his Prose productions, all of which are of the extremest rarity.

1. “ALARUM FOR USURERS."

This is said, by Wood, to have been printed in 1584. I have never seen it.

2. “ HISTORY OE FORBONIUS AND PRI. SÆNIA, with Truths Complaint over England.”

This, according to Wood, was printed with the Alarum for Usury.

3. " THE DIVEL CONJURED. 1596.”

This most curious Tract is in the Collection of my friend, Mr. George Chalmers. There is a copy also in the Royal Library. " Wits MISERIE AND

THE WORLDS

MADNESSE.

Discovering the Devils incarnate of this Age. 1596.”

I know of no other copy of this Tract but that in the possession of Mr. George Chalmers.

This deserves on every account a particular description.

The

“ Thomas OF READING, or the six worthy Yoemen of the West; now six Times corrected and enlarged, by T. D. 12mo. 1632.”

" JESTS TO MAKE YOU MERRY, &c. 4to. 1607.”

“ THE DEAD Term, or Westminsters Complaint, &c. 4to. 1608.”

“A KNIGHTS CONJURONS DONE IN EARNEST, DISCOVERED IN JEST. 4to. 1607."

“ LONDON TRYUMPHING, or Sir John Swinnerton's Lord Mayors Show. 4to. 1612.”

MAGNIFICENT ENTERTAINMENT GIVEN TO KING JAMES BY THE CITY of London. 4to.

4to. 1604."

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THOMAS

THOMAS LODGE.

I HAVE before introduced this Author to my Reader in his character of Poet, and I now proceed to give the best account I am able of his Prose productions, all of which are of the extremest rarity.

1. “ ALARUM FOR USURERS.'

This is said, by Wood, to have been printed in 1584. I have never seen it.

2. “ HISTORY OE FORBONIUS AND PRI. SÆNIA, with Truths Complaint over England.”

This, according to Wood, was printed with the Alarum for Usury.

3. " THE DIVEL CONJURED. 1596."

This most curious Tract is in the Collection of my friend, Mr. George Chalmers. There is a copy also in the Royal Library.

4. " WITS MISERIE AND THE WORLDS

MADNESSE.

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Discovering the Devils incarnate of this Age. 1596.”

I know of no other copy of this Tract but that in the possession of Mr. George Chalmers.

This deserves on every account a particular description.

The

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