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#A discovrse of divers petitions of high concernment and great consequence delivered by the authour into the hands of King James, of famous memory, and into the hands of our gracious King Charles : and divers other letters delivered unto some great peers of the land and divers knights and ladies and others of great worth and quality : a treatise of melancholie and the strange effects thereof : with some directions for the comforting of poor afflicted soules and wounded consciences : and some directions for the curing and reclaiming surious mad men and some rare inventions in case of great extremity to feed them and preserve them from famishing and to procure them to speak : which it pleased the God of wisdom to enable me to finde out in the long time of fifty years experience and observation / by John Spencer, gentleman.#

##Spencer, John, Gentleman.## A discovrse of divers petitions of high concernment and great consequence delivered by the authour into the hands of King James, of famous memory, and into the hands of our gracious King Charles : and divers other letters delivered unto some great peers of the land and divers knights and ladies and others of great worth and quality : a treatise of melancholie and the strange effects thereof : with some directions for the comforting of poor afflicted soules and wounded consciences : and some directions for the curing and reclaiming surious mad men and some rare inventions in case of great extremity to feed them and preserve them from famishing and to procure them to speak : which it pleased the God of wisdom to enable me to finde out in the long time of fifty years experience and observation / by John Spencer, gentleman. Spencer, John, Gentleman.

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##Content Summary##

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  1. TO THE HIGH AND MIGHTY MONARCH CHARLES by Divine providence King of Great Brittaine, France and Ireland, &c.

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  1. A DISCORSE OF DIVERS PETITIONS OF HIGH CONCERNment, and great consequence.

    _ This Petition was written upon the Booke for the recreation upon the Lords day, and I delivered it to King Iames at Greenwitch: hee tooke it with him in his Coach, and committed mee to Mr. Hutchinson, of the guard, for a certaine time, and was graciously pleased to have great care of mee for my dyet and lodging, and after divers disputations with Bishop Neal, and Bishop Buckridge, set mee at libertie.

    _ A Petition delivered to King Iames at Bletfoe.

    _ A Petition delivered to our gracious King Charles at Finchingbrook, at his going to his Army Royall, Anno, 1639, March 28.

    _ A Petition delivered unto our gracious King Charles, upon this occasion; The King was to go towards New-market upon Munday, but the waggon and the hounds went thorow Cheapside upon the Lords day, which was not lawfull, O King: I never heard that they removed since upon the Lords day, so gracious was the Kings care herein.

    _ A Petition unto our gracious King Charles, upon the late setting forth of the Book for Recreations upon the Lords day.

    _ A strange and strong transportation upon the Lords day, April 27. 1639.

    _ A Coppie of a Letter to a great Peer of this Land, upon a strange discontentment betwixt him and his beautifull Lady, about the passing of two Manners unto his onely Sonne as brave and as noble a gentleman as this Kingdome afforded; the Letter I delivered unto his owne hand: he read it, and retired himselfe into an inward Chamber, wept much, and came out againe unto me, gave me thanks, and said never man desired more to gaine a woman than he did to gaine her: to this effect, never did I in al my time know such great dislike about such a slight occasion, betwixt two so vertuous, so noble, so beautifull and amiable, and so long reioycing in happy enioying one another, as will appeare in this dolorous discovrse.

    _ A Coppy of a Letter sent to the Earle of Cleveland and Tho. Lo. Oliver St. Iohn, for ending of a long suit betwixt Iustice Fish, and Mr. Mordant, concerning a seat in the Church at Northill. Right Honourable,IT is the Rule of the Apostle and of our Saviour Christ, Rebuke not an Elder, but eYOu may bee pleased, that my Lord Bishop had lately made me Comissarie Generall upon this occasion, _ A Letter to Sir William Litton Knight, concerning Master Spencer, that famous learned man, committed to prison for the refusing to stand to the hard-award of Mr. Noades, but was upon this letter speedily released, and Sir William Litton tooke him againe into his favour, and was a noble friend unto him during his life.

    _ A Coppy of a Letter to Mr. John Harvy, My Lord St Iohns Steward. IN the raigne of King Iames of famous memory, passing through the Pallace yard, I saw two men very mANd now that I am upon the point of peace-making, give me leave to give some few directions for the _ A Copy of a Letter to my Cousin M. Bullie, a grave Preacher in new England.

    _ A charitable Consideration, of new-Englands plantation.

    _ Mtr. Brightman a little he died, translated the Canticles into verse, whereupon I wrote these verses.

    _ A charitable Supposition Of Mtr. Brightmans sudden Dissolution. Here lyeth inter'd Sarah Spencer the vertuous,Wife of Iohn Spencer, and Sarah his Virgin Daughter:Bo _ A Coppie of a Letter sent to a great Lady. Good Brother,I Am desirous to heare if my Father Winne have paid the fifty pounds unto Sir Milss Fle _ A Copy of a Letter to the prisoners at Bedford, with a Booke of common Prayer, and M. Dods exposition upon the Commandements bound up together with bosses and claspes.

    _ A Copy of a Letter to M. Hutchinson, to whose hands King Iames committed me, after I delivered unto him the petition for the Sabbath. M. Commissary I heare that you are greatly offended, because many well disposed people came to Cople _ A Copy of a Letter to Sir Oliver Luke Knight, when he was high Sheriffe.

    _ A Copy of a letter to his brother Nicholas Spencer, to disswade him from his inordinate delight he took in Cock-fighting, which soon after he happily and absolutely gave over. GOod Sir Robert Carr, I have receaved your •etter and do acknowledge my thankfull•e unto you, that y _ The direction for Master Rochester Carr.

    _ A Copie of a Letter to a vertuous Gentlewoman greatly afflicted in minde, which it pleased God to give unto her great comfort. MAster Frankling, a man of great worth, almost a thousand pound a year, fell into a wonderfull melan _ A Discourse of mad Dogs, and the danger of their biting, with some directions to cure the same.

  2. A TRACTATE OF MELANCHOLIE.

    _ 1. Of the humours in generall.

    _ Of the Blood.

    _ Of Phlegm.

    _ Of Choler.

    _ Of Melancholy. MAny times it fals out that a loving husband parting with his deare wife, behaves himselfe like the _ In this heavy affliction in parting with so deare Beautifull and Vertuous a wife.

    _ A Speech, Master Spencer made upon this occasion, their was a great discontentment, and quarell betwixt Sir Iarrad Harvie, and his neighbours of Carington, about a Levie had not the God of peace, framed their heartes to peace, by the powerfull sermon that Master Saule that famous Preacher, and the great importunity of Master Spencer, which tooke such happy successe, that they lived together like loving Friends untill the death of that valiant Knight, who's death was much lamented, and he lies their interred in a Magnificent Tombe: in Mr. Sauls Text was, Behold how good, and how pleasant, It is for Brethren to dwell together in unite. Psal. 133.1.

    _ A PRAYER which Master Spencer doth use ordinarily in his familly, Morning and Evening, which he doth earnestly desire might be zealously and devoutly performed in every family in this Kingdome, that are not provided of a better.

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