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#Letters and poems in honour of the incomparable princess, Margaret, Dutchess of Newcastle.# Letters and poems in honour of the incomparable princess, Margaret, Dutchess of Newcastle.

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#####Front##### William Cavendish DUKE OF NEWCASTLE AND HIS DUCHESS Engraved by J. 〈◊〉From a Rare Print by Clouet. #####Body#####

  1. LETTERS, &c.

    _ Hague, the 28th. of November, 1658. ILLUSTRISSIMA DOMINA,OBtulit Bibliothecae publicae Zulichemi Dominus Divinum ingenii vestri foetûm, EXCELLENTISSIMA DUX,ALter ferè mensis est quòd votis omnibus expetitum munus Epistolas tuas accepimuMOST ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCESS,WE have lately with extraordinary joy received the two testimonies of YourILLUSTRISSIMA PRINCEPS,LIbros tuos eximios illos opido & felicissimè Ingenii partum excepit nostrum _ Excellentissimae Honoratissimaeque Dominae, Dominae Margaretae, Marchionissae Novo-Castrensi.

    _ To the Most Excellent and Most Honourable Lady, the Lady Margaret, Marchioness of Newcastle. MADAM,THe University of Cambridge, in their full Senate, have judged it a necessary duty to make knoILLUSTRISSIMA MARCHIONISSA,ETsi nobis in more familiarius nihil est, quàm ut homines omnes erudition

  2. LECTOR IN ALMAE MATRIS Armario DUM LIBROS EXCUTIS, Hìc illìc ingenia pervestigans sedulò, Non potes non EXOSCULARI Foetum PUL CHERRIMUM INCOMPARABILIS Et (suprà quàm cuidam credibile est) PHILOSOPHANTIS HEROINAE, D. MARGARETAE, MARCHIONISSAE Novo-Castrensis, Cui Suada Linguam, Pallas animum imbuit. Sed, quoniam Ipsa (per ingenuae frontis molitiem) inter Viros Sententiam dicere non sustinet, in imagine saltèm, & hâc altae Mentis Effigie aeternis debet interesse Nominibus.

    _ Illustrissimo Excellentissimo Nobilissimóque Principi Gulielmo Marchioni, & Comiti de Newcastle, &c. ILLUSTRISSIMA PRINCEPS,DUo magnae mentis summaeque erga nos benevolentiae specimina Epistolas & PoemMOST ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCESS.WE lately received, with abundance of delight and Complacency, those two t _ Excellentissimae Nobilissimaeque Principi, Margaretae Novi-Castriae Ducissae. EXCELLENTISSIMA PRINCEPS,HIstoriam Viri tui quantivis pretii, Geniique plenum opus non modò exertissMOST EXCELLENT PRINCESS,THat incomparable and most desired Book of your Grace's, containing the HistMOST ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCESS,WE have received your Excellencies incomparable and most beneficial books _ Eminentissimae, Celsissimaeque Principi D. Margaretae, Duci Novocastrensi. MOST EXCELLENT PRINCESS:OUr opinion is not in any wise altered; of all your Books in general we judg _ Illustrissimae Excellentissimaeque Principi Margaretae Novo-Castrensi Ducissa. ILLUSTRISSIMA PRINCEPS,ACcepimus, eâ, quâ par fuit animi reverentiâ & honore tam grandis beneficii, MADAM,BY the Bounty of several Benefactors, our Liberary is furnished with many large Volumes; yet w _ To the most Illustrious and Excellent Prince, the Lord Duke of Newcastle, &c. MOST ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE,IT would be a matter of great difficulty to recount your great Praises, but _ Excellentissimo Honoratissimóque Domino, Domino Gulielmo Marchioni Novo-Castrensi, &c. MY LORD,BEsides the publick acknowledgement of the great honour done to the University, in adorning ILLUSTRISSIME MARCHIO,MIrificè tenemur immensae laudis & Artis opere, quod nupèr imputâsti seculo, &ILLUSTRISSIME PRINCEPS,UT Tibi usque suppetat nova nobis benefaciendi materia, deerat quippe CollegiMOST EMINENT PRINCE,ON whom to father the rare, and admirable Method of Horsmanship, that singular, EMINENTISSIME PRINCEPS,UNde sit equestris Methodus, Illa tot Gentibus, tot hominum contuberniis, tot _ Eminentissimo Illustrissimóque Principi, Gulielmo Duci, Marchioni, Comiti Novo-Castrensi, &c.

    _ Excellentissimo Invictissimóque Principi, Gulielmo Duci Novo-Castrensi, &c. QUod usque adeò inclarescas, Illustrissime Princeps, quaeque dudum Nominis Vestri celebritas meritò VEstris imprimis auxiliis debemus, Illustrissime Princeps, quòd Nobilissima Domina, Salopiae CamitisEMINENTISSIME PRINCEPS,NOn ubique locorum negliguntur, aut algent Musae; nam Tu foves indiès, & AlmaMOST EMINENT PRINCE,THat Scholars are not every where, nor altogether neglected, your Grace is one oMADAM,THe worthy present which your Excellency hath been pleased to make me by Mr. Slaughter, hath sMADAM,I received your Honours Letter, and the Books according to your Command, and had not a fatal SMADAM,YOur Honour pleased to Command two Books (lately composed by your Excellency) to be sent to CaMADAM,I have received, from your Excellence, the Book you sent me by Mr. Benoist; which obliges me tILLUSTRIOUS PRINCESS,I Received (by the hand of your ingenious Servant) that most noble Present, (thMADAM,I received (a fortnight ago) your Honours Letter, and the Books you sent; one to the UniversitMADAM,THat I have not long e're this made at least some slender return of the meanest Gratitude, a vMadam,SInce my last, I received by the hands of (your Grace's faithful Servant, and my worthy FriendMADAME,JE ne puis attribuer l'honneur que Vous m'avez. fait de m'envoyer Vos oeuures, qu'a ceque vouTres Haut & Puissant PrinceCRoiroiton qu'il est possible que vostre tres-Illustre Altesse se pouvoitMADAM,WHen, in the Book which your Ladyship hath been pleased, by Mr. Benoist, to honour me with, I MADAM,YOu have convinced the World, that your Sex can as well propagate Learning as our Species, andMAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY,I have, according to your commands, read your Excellencies Orations, aMADAM,HAd I returned you this Letter of Thanks, for the great Honour you did me in sending me your PMOST HONOURED,I have waited long for a convenience to return my very humble gratitude to your ExcellMADAM,I Gave your Grace not long since the trouble of a very large Letter, and know not whether I maMAY IT PLEASE YOUR HONOUR,I held a long dispute within my self (most Noble, and most Honourable MadaMay it please your Excellence, My ever Honoured, Most Noble Lord.WHen I last had the honour to kiss MADAM,I was very much surprized when your Servant saluted me from so Illustrious a personage; but whMADAM,IN you, the World hath an Illustrious Example of the truth of their Opinion, who hold, that noMADAM,YOur Books have here had a very honourable, and publick Reception, and are not only placed in MADAM,I Have the ill Fortune when I am bound to acknowledge a very high Obligation to your ExcellencMADAM,IN obedience to your Commands sent me by your Servant in his last Letter, I have put your BookMAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY,HAving received a Copy of your Works, for the use of the Library of ChMADAM,I Am very sorry that my unhappy Fate hath necessitated an unbecoming Slowness in acknowledgingMADAM,I Had not thus long deferred my dutiful Acknowledgments to your Ladyship for the Honour which _ To the worthily Honoured Dr. Charleton, Physitian in Ordinary to his MAJESTY. MADAM,I Received the Honour of your Graces last Letter; but have not time now for so large a return,MADAM,I Received a fresh obligation from your Grace in the excellent History you were pleased to ordMAY IT PLEASE YOUR GRACE,IT was most fit and equal that as your great Name and Merit transcends the MAY IT PLEASE YOUR GRACE,IT was my misfortune to be abroad in Kent when the Letter wherewith your Gr _ To the Incomparable Princess, MARGARET, Dutchess of NEW-CASTLE. MADAM,I Had the Honour to hear so good Solutions given by your Excellency upon divers Questions moveMOST EXCELLENT PRINCESS,THe Obligations by which your Grace has eminently engaged your Servants in pMY LORD,IT is not Strange to me that your Grace is pleased to surprise me with such obliging civilitMY LORD,THe Right your Grace has to be a Supream Patron of Poesy, is given you, from your Affection MADAM,I Owe it to your Graces singular condescention, and goodness, that my Letters are not displeasMY LORD,HAd I not been out of Town a great part of the last Summer, and almost all this Winter, I haMADAM,IAm to beg your Graces Pardon for my felf, and this imperfect Piece, for which I have borrowedMADAM,BEing an Hundred and fifty Miles from London, at a place called Chaddeston, near Manchester: IMADAM,COnsidering that the Divine Gods accept of Offerings, though never so trivial, when that theirMOST ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCESS,THough deprived so many years of your most Noble Presence, yet left your GMADAM,UNto the Rich and Incomparable Present of your Excellencies Works, wherewith you have been pleMADAM,EVer since I had the happiness to see any of your Graces most ingenious Writings, I have felt MADAM,THe greatest Favour I could have expected in Answer to my boldness, was but a pardon for the c _ To the Right Honourable, the Lady MARGARET, Marchioness, of New-Castle.

    _ To the most Illustrious, and most Excellent Princess, Margaret Dutchess of New-Castle.

  3. POEMS, &c.

    _ To the most Illustrious and most Excellent Princess, The Marchioness of NEW-CASTLE. After the reading of her Incomparable POEMS.

    _ To her Excellency the Lady Marchioness of NewCastle, on Her Incomparable Works:

    _ On her Grace the Dutchess of New-Castles Closet.

    _ To the Illustrious Princess, Margaret, Dutchess of New-Castle, on Her Incomparable Works.

    _ To the most Accomplish'd and Incomparable Princess, The Dutchess of New Castle her Grace.

    _ To the Glory of her Sex, the most Illustrious Princess, the Lady Marchioness of New-Castle, upon her most admirable Works.

    _ On the Dutchess of New-Castle her Grace.

    _ An Elegy upon the death of the Incomparable Princess Margaret Dutchess of New-Castle.

    _ An Elegy on the Death of the Incomparable Dutchess of NEW-CASTLE.

    _ In Obitum Margaretae Ducissae Novo-Castrensis.

    _ Upon the Death of the Illustrious and Incomparable Lady, Margaret Dutchess of New Castle.

    _ On the Death of the most Illustrious Princess, the Lady Dutchess of NEW-CASTLE.

    _ Tumulus Nobilissimae, Illustrissimaeque Principis, Margaretae Ducissae Novi-Castri.

    _ In Illustrissimam Dominam Margaretam, NoviCastri Ducissam,

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