The Marriage, Baptismal and Burial Registers, 1571-1874, and Monumental Inscriptions of the Dutch Reformed Church, Austin Friars, London: With a Short Account of the Strangers and Their Churches

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William John Charles Moens
King & Sons, printers, 1884 - Church records and registers - 227 pages
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Page xviii - The King and State began now to grow sensible of the great gain the Netherlands got by our English wool; in memory whereof the Duke of Burgundy not long after instituted the Order of the Golden Fleece, wherein — indeed, the fleece was ours, the golden theirs — so vast their emolument by the trade of clothing.
Page xxiv - Be it known to all Flemings and Frenchmen that it is best for them to depart out of the realm of England between this and the 9th of July next ; if not, then to take that which follows.
Page x - Here they should feed on fat beef and mutton, till nothing but their fulness should stint their stomachs ; yea, they should feed on the labours of their own hands, enjoying a proportionable profit of their pains to themselves; their beds should be good and their bedfellows better, seeing the richest yeomen in England would not disdain to marry their daughters unto them ; and such the English beauties, that the most envious foreigners could not but commend them.
Page xxvii - Netherlander ; at which time there was within the said parish levied, for the help of the poor, seven and twenty pounds by the year; but since they came so plentifully thither, there cannot be gathered above eleven pounds, for the stranger will not contribute to such charges as other citizens do.
Page xxvi - You Strangers, that inhabit in this land, Note this same writing, do it understand ; Conceive it well, for safe-guard of your lives, Your goods, your children, and your dearest wives.
Page x - But, Oh ! how happy should they be if they would but come over into England, bringing their mystery with them, which would provide their welcome in all places...
Page xxiv - your cowardly flight from your own natural countries, " have abandoned the same into the hands of your proud, " cowardly enemies, and have, by a feigned hypocrisy and " counterfeit show of religion, placed yourselves here in a " most fertile soil, under a most gracious and merciful " prince ; who hath been contented, to the great prejudice " of her own natural subjects, to suffer you to live here in ANNO " better case and more freedom than her own people.
Page xviii - Happy the yeoman's house into which one of these Dutchmen did enter, bringing industry and wealth along with them. Such who came in strangers within...
Page xl - Warming to his peroration, he prayed 'that the sergeant be commanded to open the doors and let us first kick the Bill out of the House, then the foreigners out of the kingdom...
Page xl - We blame the King that he relies too much On strangers, Germans, Hugonots, and Dutch, And seldom does his great affairs of state To English counsellors communicate. The fact might very well be answered thus : He has so often been betrayed by us, He must have been a madman to rely On English Godolphin's fidelity. For, laying other arguments aside, This thought might mortify our English pride, That foreigners have faithfully obeyed him, And none but Englishmen have e'er betrayed him.

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