perfecta. Minor vero de parte causae. Voluntas enim con-
juncta animi habitu est causa actionis, non solus habitus.
His ergo rationibus, in banc sententiam pedibus eo, quod
actio virtutis sit melior et laudabilior habitu. Dixi.
Another declamation of King Edward., June the 30th, 1549,
upon this question. Whether the foreknowledge of things
be profitable to the life of man.
An prcescientia rerum sit utilis.
Omnes philosophi et oratores, quanquam in multis re-
bus dissentiebant, tamen hoc omnes concluserunt, homincm
differre a caeteris animantibus. Quia est particeps rationis.
Aninmm enim ca^terorum animalium dicebant solum in se
habere afFectus rapidos, et expertes rationis ac intelligentiae :
hujus vero animum non solum afFectuum rapidorum partici-
pem, sed etiam rationis: in qua omnis scientia continetur.
Eas vero res quae consistebant in parte experte rationis,
nulla laude dignas putabant. Contra vero eas virtutes et
scientias quae erant in jiarte participe rationis, omni laude
Quare cum sit haec quaestio nobis proposita, Utrum pnr-
scientia rerum futurarum sit utilis ad vitam, ego quidem in-
telligens, quod pra^scientia sit quaedam res consistens in ilia
parte animi quam vocant participom rationis, videlicet mente,
puto et aestimo utilem ad vitam.
Omnia enim honcsta et bona utilia sunt. Rccte enim dic-
tum est a Cicerone illo sapientissimo philosopho et oratore,
animus cogitat et invenit, quomodo res sint peragendae.
Hinc ilia perpetuitas animi recte cerni potest. Quicquid
ergo ad hunc animum placandum pertinet, (non sentio par-
tem expertem rationis, sed partem participem,) illud utile est
Cum autem jam ego legerim dialecticam, in ea cerno,
quod in naturalibus causis, semper bonam sequuntur boni
effectus. Causae vero naturales praescientiae, videlicet, mens,
et voluntas ei consentiens, sunt bonae. Ergo ipsa praescientia
est bona, et utilis ad vitam.
Adhaec, legimus in sacris Uteris utile fuisse multis, quod
praesciverant Christum venturum. Ergo, aliqua praescientia
Praeterea, nos duabus in rebus excellimus casteris animan-
tibus, praescientia, et rerum aliquarum ratione. Deus nobis
in duabus rebus excellit, praescientia rerum omnium, et pa-
tientia. His ergo rationibus persuasus, teneo has partes,
quod prcEscienfia rerum sit utilis ad vitam. Dixi.
THE ORIGINAL PAPERS
AS THEY STAND IN
Being divers letters and other choice nioiiunients, exemplified troiii
authentic MSS. relating to the Memorials Historical in the
reign of King Edward VI.
A. J. HE ceremonies and funeral solemnities paid to the chap. ii.
corpse of King Henry VHI.
B. The Lord Protector's prayer for God's assistance in the
high office of Protector and Governor, now committed to him.
C. The Lord Protector, to the justices of peace in the county
of Norfolk ; when a new commission of the peace was sent them-
D. Common places of state : drawn up by Will. Thomas, esq. Chap. iii.
clerk of the Council. For King Edward's use. Under six heads.
E. The names of the Knights of the Bath made by King Edw.
VL Feb. 20, Shrove Sunday, being the day of his coronation.
And of the Knights of the Carpet dubbed by him, during the time
of that solemnization.
F. A ballad sung to King Edward in Cheapside, as he passed
through London to his coronation.
G. Queen Katharine Par in Latin, to the Lady Mary; con- Chap. v.
cerning her translation of Erasmus's Paraphrase upon St. John's
H. Queen Katharine Par to King Henryj gone in his expedi-
tion against France.
L A Poem, pretended to be writ against the preachers ; en- chap. vii.
titled, A Poor Help.
K. Queen Katharine Par to the University of Cambridge : Chap. viii.
which had addressed to her, to intercede to the King for them.
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upon an act, whereby the Parliament had given him all colleges,
chantries, and free chapels.
L. Queen Katharine to the Lady Wriothesly ; comforting her
for the loss of her only son.
C'liap. xi. M. A proclan)ation concerning the irreverent talkers of the
sacrament. Dated the 27th day of December, anno regni Reg.
N. A proclamation for the abstaining from flesh in the Lent
PP. The form of the commission by the King to his Council, Chap.xxxiii.
in his minority.
QQ. Certain orders set forth by the justices of Cornwal, for
the accomplishment of the King's commandment, by his High-
ness's letter to them directed, for the speedy reformation of the
unreasonable prices of victuals in markets, and for the punish-
ment of the causers oF the same.
A. Scory, bishop of Rochester, unto the King's most excel- Chap. iv.
lent Majesty: putting him in mind of certain matters he made to
him in his sermon preached before him last Lent.
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Chap. V. B. Polydore Vergil to Secretary Cecil, for his warrant to re-
ceive the King's gift.
Chap. X. C. Thomas Gresham to the Duke of Northumberland, from
Antwerp; concerning the King's debts,
Cliap. XV. D. Dr. Cox to Bullinger 3 concerning the review of the book
of Prayers and Sacraments.
Chap. xvii. E. Thomas Barnabe, a merchantj to Sir William Cecil, secre-
tary of state. Upon his great and long experience, he propounds
to him certain ways to distress the French.
F. Beaumont, master of the rolls, his acknowledgment of his
debts to the King ; with his submission, and surrender of his