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clenlye, in as good order as it ought a true note, to some of the head to be.

officers, of all suche corne and Item, that hee suffer no laundres graine, as hath been delivered to to come within the gates to fetche the baker and brewer the same anye shirtes or lynnen from anye man weeke. to washe; but everie man so to or.

The Baker. der that matter, that the howse be not encumbered with the resorte of Item, that he give diligent atten. any such personne.

dance in his office, and to be in The Office of the Yoman of the

readiness to receive such meale as the Wardropp.

millner shall bringe, accordinge to

the weight delivered by the yeoItem, that he shall looke care. man of the granaries; and the same fulle to all such things as are com- to bake, from tyme to tyme, as he mided to his charge, mending suche shall receive direction from the things as need, and preserving the clerke of the kytchin, and yeoman reste by all good meanes he can. of pantry.

· Item, he shall eayre the bedding, Item, that he shall make of eveand all other furniture, from tyme rie strike of meale

of to tyme, as the same shall neede, wheate loaves, every loafe weying that my lorde sustaine no losse

ounces; and of manchetts thorough his defaulte.

every caste weying Item, that he shall make readie ounces. and trimme up the chambers when Item, that he shall deliver upp strangers do come, according to into the counting-house, everye their qualitie and degree.

weeke, to the head officers, a true Item, that he shall everie daye, note, what meale he hath receaved, when occasion serveth, bring downe what bread hath been baked, what dute of the chambers, suche plate, flower bath been delivered into the lynnen, pewter, and all other pasterie, and wbat remeaneth in his things, to the several offices whear- custodie. unto they belonge.

The Brewer, The Yeoman of the Granuarye.

Item, that he shall give diligent Item, that he shall receave all attendance in his office at all tymes, sortes of graine, and thereof keepe and keepe his brewing-house and a perfett booke.

brewing vessells cleane and sweete. Item, he shall keepe sweete, by Item, that he keep his hogg. often turning, all suche corne and sheads and other brewing vessels graine as he receiveth ; and deliver from bruscing or rotting; and he the same to the miliner, from tyme carefullie looke to the hoopinge of to tyme, as he shall have direction his hoggsheads and other vessells, fron some of the head officers, wey. that there be no losse to my lord by ing it to the millner, and receiv. his negligence. ing it by weight againe, and the Itent, that he shall receave his same to deliver to the baker and malte from the millner by weight; brewer accordinglie.

and shall, from tyme to tyme, brewe Item, hee shall give up, weekely, suche and so muche beere of every


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2. quarter of malte, as he shalbe ap- lack of exhibition, is compelled to c de pointed by the head officers.

give over and forsake study, before Item, that he shall give know- he have any perfyt knowlege in the ledg to the butler, or some of the lawe, and to fall to practisyng, and head officers, when his beare is become a typler in the law.

ready to be tunned up, that they The A uctoryte of the Hed Officer in 13: may appoint the groomes of the

the House. stable, fewiller, hindes, and some other which have their diet in the Item, that there is in the said house, to helpe to bestowe the same house, yearly chosen by the elders in the batteries; and that they use of the house, one of the sagest of no chaire folkes at any tyme.

them to bere the office and name of

tresorer: and his auctorite is to ad. Item, their honnors' pleasure and mit into the fellowship such as he commaundment ys, that no officer of thinketh meto: his auctorite is to household whosoever, shall chal.. assign to such as are of the fellow. lendge or take any fees, of what ship there, their chambers and lodg. nature or kinde soever the same ing;. This auctorite is to gather of bee, unles their honnors, or one certen of the fellowship, a tribute of them, do by their owne guift and yerely of iiis. iiij d. a piece, which warrant appoint the same; - also among them hath the name of a their honnors' pleasure and expresse pencion; and to receive of certain commaundment is, that no officer or of the fellowship a rent of certaine servaunt in their house shall (with. chambers. This office is also to pay out the knowledge or consent of of the said money, the rent due to some of the head officers) use any the lord St. John's for the house chaire folkes; but that all things that they dwell in; and to pay also which are to be done, shal be per. of the same money, the wages for formed by his householde servaunts. reparations of their chambers and

houses. This office is also to pay

of the same money the wages or saA Description of the Form and Man. lary of the servants of the house;

ner, how and by what Orders and as the stuard, their butlers, cokes, Customes the State of the Fellow- and other officers; and yearly to ship of the Middle Temple (one of yield accompt of his receipt unto the Houses of the Court) is mains two auditors, which are appointed tained ; and what Ways they have unto them by the elders of the to attain unto Learning. (Temp.

house. Reg. Hen VIII.) From an Ori. The Diversity of Fellowships there, ginal MS. Herbert's Hist. of the

their Manner of Study, and Pre.' Inns of Court.

ferment therein. First, there is no lands nor re Item, that there is in the same venues belonging to the house, house of the fellowship there, two whereby any learner or student companyes; the one called the mought be holpen and encouraged clerks commens, the other called the to study, by means of some yearly the masters commens. stipend or salary; which is the oc. Item, the clerks commens aro casion that many a good witt, for sucb young men as are admitted to


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the fellowship of the house, who, elders or benchers to plead, argue during two of the first years, or and dispute, some doubtful matter thereabout afteir their admission, in the law, before certain of the shall dyne and sup together, and same benchers, in the terme time, syt one more at a mess than the mas. or in the two principall times ters commens doth; and untill they the yere, of their lernyngs, which be called up to be of the masters, they call grand vacations, and the commens, they shall not pay the same manner of argument or dispension money of iiis. iiii d. a piece; tations is called motyng; and this neither pay so much for their com. making of utter-baristers, is as a premens weekly as the masters com- ferment or degree, given him for mens doth by vid. a piece; and their his learnyng. serve the masters commens of their Also the benchers are those utta. meat every day at dynner and sup- baristers, which, after they bare per.

continued in the house by the spaz Item, that the masters commens of fourteen or fifteen years, are by are such as have been in the house, the elders of the house chosen 3 by the space of two yeres or there. reade, expound, and declare some abouts; and then are by the elders estatute openly unto all the comof the house, which they call bench. pany of the house, in one of the ers, called up to the masters com- two principall times of their learmens, whereas they sit one less in a ing, which they call the grand vara mess than the clerks commens do; tion in summer; and during the and pay vid. a week for their como time of his reading, he hath the name mens more than the clerks com- of a rcader, and after of bencher.! mens do; and pay eche of them Item, that they have two chie jis. iiid. yerely to the treasorer times of learning with thein, whici for their pencion.

they call their grand racations ; t. Furthermore, the masters com one doth begin the first Mundays mens are ferder divided into three cleane Lent, and doth contine companies; that is to say, no three weeks and three days, in utter baristers, utter baristers, and which time one of the elders of - benchers.

benchers, that hath before tip Item, those that be no utter ba- read, and expounded some estatute. risters are such as for lack of conti. doth then read and expound nuance in the house, or because · other statute again : the other they do not study or profit in learn- doth begin the first Munday after ‘yng, are not by the elders of the Lammas Day, and doth contine: house called to dispute, argue, and three weeks and three days, plead some doubtful matter in the which doth rede such as are firs law, which among them is called chosen to be benchers. motyng, before the benchers and Item, by the old custome of thr! elders.

house, all such as are made fellows or Item, the utter baristers are they, the house, unles they be dispense which, after they have continued in withall at their admittance, the house by the space of five or six compelled to be personally presen

. years, and have profited in the at two the first grand vucations is study of the law, are called by the Lent, after their coming; at

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the first grund vacations in summer, contrary part in the law.French after their comyng; and two the also; and then do the three benchers first Christmasses, that be solemnly declare their myndes in English ; kept, after their comyng, upon and this is that they call motyng; peyne of forfaiture of xx s. for every and the same manner is observed detant.

in the terme-time. Item, all they that are fellows of Furthermore, besides this ; after the house, except at the time of dyner and supper the students and their admittance they be dispensed lerners in the house, sit together withail, or for their lernung be by three and three in a company ; promotyd, and made utter-baristers, and one of the three putteth forth are compelled to exercise all such some doubtfull question in the law, roomes and offices, as they shall be to the othor two of his company; called unto, at such time as they and they reason and argue to it in shall kepe a solempne Christmass, English ; and at last, he that putupon such pevnes as are by old cus teth forth the question, declaryth tome used to be assessed for the re- his minde, also shewing unto them fusal of occupying of such offices. the judgment or better opinion of

Furthermore, in the same grand his boke, where he had the same racations, when that one of the question: and this do the students elders doth rete and expound an

every day through the

estatute, such baristers as are of except festivall days.
long continuance, do stand in a Also after the term ended, and
place together, where as they re after the two grand vacations ended,
herse some onc opinion, or saying then the young men that be no
of him that readeth, and by all utter-baristers do dispute and ar.
ways of learning and reason, that gue in lawo-Frenche, some doubt.
can be invented, do impugne his full question before the utter-baris.
opinion; and sometimes some of ters, who at the last do shew their
them do impugne it, and some other opinions, in Englysh, thereunto;
do approve it, and all the rest of and this manner of disputation is
the house give eare unto their dis- called miculite vacation motes, or
putations; and at last the reader chapel motos.
doth confite all their sayings, and Item, that the Myddil Temple
confirmeth his opynion.

doth finde two readers, which are Also in the same grand vacations, utter-baristers, unto two houses of every day at night, except Sonday, chancery ; that is to say, StrondeSaturday, or some festc of ix. Jes. Inne, and New-Inne : which read. sons, before three of the elders or ers do reade unto them upon some benchers at the leste, is pleaded and statute in the terme-time, and in the declared in homely law-French, by graund vacations: and they of the such as are young lerners, some house of Chancery do observe the doubtfull matter, or questions in manner of disputations and motyng, the law; which afterwards an utter. as they do in the Temple: and their barister doth reherse, and doth readers do bring eche of them two argne and reason to it in the law. with him of the Temple, and they French; and alter him an other argue unto it also. utter-barister doth reason in the And besides this, in the graund


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vacation time, out of the four houses This is a generall rule allas of court, come two and two out of observed, that whensoever two of every house of chancery; and there the masters commens doth sit at a according to their yeares and con. messe, then at so myche mete doth tinuance of the house that they be sytt three of the clerks commes: of, which they call auncienty, they and when three of the masters cos. do argue and reason to some doubt. mens doth syt at a messe, then don full matter that is proposed, so that foure of the clerks commens sitt the most youngest doth begyn, and so much meat. the next to him in continuance doth follow;

and at last he that readeth Sonday.-At Dinner. to that house of chancery, doth de. Betwene two of the masters coo. clare his opynion in the matter that mens is served meat to the value o is called in question.

üji d. and the third part of üd. There is none there that be com. pelled to lerne, and they that are

At Supper. learners, for the most part, have

Betwene three of the masters cos. their places of learning and studies so sett, that they are much troubled mens at supper is served meat to the

value of iïi d. with the noyse of walking and com. munication of them that be no learn Munday.-- At Dinner. ers : and in the terme time they are

Betwene two of the masters cou. so unquieted by clients and servants

mens is served meat to the value of of clients, that resort to such as are

1d. ob. and the third part of üd. attorneys and practysers, that the students may as quietly study in the

At Supper. open streets as in their studies. Item, they have no walk in whiche

Betwene two of the masters cotoo talk and confer their learnings,

mens is served meat to the value of but in the church ; which place all the id. ob. terme times hath in it no more quiet

Tuysday.-At Dynner. nesse than the pervyse of Powles, by occasion of the confluence and

In the terme time is meat to the concourse of such as are suters in value of ijid. served betwene two of phe law.

the masters commens; and out of

the terme betwene three of the mas. The Charges of the Masters Com- ters commens, mete to the value of

mens and Clerks Commens, for iii d.
their Mete and Drinke by the
Ycare, and the Manner of the Wednesday.-At Dynner.
Dyet, and the Stypend of their Meat to the value of id. ob. and

the third part of iid. betwene two of Inprimis, every one of the mas.

the masters commens. ters commens payeth by the

At Supper. for his dyct vil. 10$. • Item, every one of the clerks Meat to the value of id. and the commens payeth by the yeare for third part of ii d. betwene two of the his dyet vl. viis. 3

masters commens.



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