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The founder's portrait in Dulwich College is not that of a man who appeared to be inattentive to dress.
Page 156, line 5. Taylor's "Pennyless Pilgrimage" from London to Edinburgh was printed in 1618.
Page 182, line 19. Alleyn himself commenced the Register of the College, in 1616, in the following terms, whence it is certain that the chapel was consecrated by Archbishop Abbott.
"A Register book for this Colledge of Gods guift in Dullwich in the Countie off Surrey, wherin is contayned first of all the names of the Colledgiantes. Then all Christenings Burialls or manages, which hath bene since the Chappie of the sd Colledge wase consecrated, and dedicated to the Honor off Christ, by the most Reverent father in god, George Abbot Archbishopp of Canterbury his grace, on Sundaye the first of September, and in the yeare off our Lord 1616."
The Will of Edward Alletn, Senior.
In the name of God amen. The xt.h daye of September in the yeare of our Lord god 1570. I Edward Allen, Cittizen and Inholder of London, and of the parishe of St.Botolphe without Bushoppes gate of London, sicke in body but in good and perfect remembrance, I hartely thanke Allmightie god therefore, do make my laste will and testament in manner and forme followinge &c. Fyrst and principally I gyve and commend my soule to Allmightie god my only Creator, Saviour, redemer and sanctifier, and I will my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executrix and Overseer herunder named, and gyve all my landes and tenementes to my welbeloved wife Margaret, to have and to enjoye all the same duringe her lyfe tyme only, and after her decease I gyve all the same landes and tenementes to all my children and theire heires, equally to be devided amonge them. And as touchinge all my goodes, leases and redy mony (my funerall charges and debtes, and also this my will proved and paied) I will to be devided into two partes, thone parte my said wife to have, and the other parte I will to be devided amonge my children by even porcions, parte and parte like. And of this my laste will and testament I do appoynte and make the said Margaret, my said wife, my sole Executrix, and I hartely desire my neighbour and fellowe to be overseer of this the same my laste will and testament, whose name is Hewgh Walker of the same parishe, brasier, whome I will my Executrix honestly to content and pave for his paines. Theis persons followinge beinge witnesses Peter Maria, John Buffin, the minister, and Willm Reave the clerke of the same parishe, Margaret Hopkins, Rose Somers, and Margaret Hardee and others. Per me Johem.
Buffum ministrum dictse ecclesiae. Hugh Walkers marke . this marke is Margaret Hardee . this marke is Peter Maria . By me William Reve parishe clarke . this marke is Rose Somers.
Agreement between Alleyn and R.jones.
Be it knowen unto all men by theis presentes that I Richard Jones of London, yoman, for and in consideration of the somme of Thirtie Seaven poundes and Tenne shillinges of lawfull mony of Englande to me by Edward Allen of London, gent, well and trulie paid, have bargayned, and solde, and in playne and open market, within the citie of London, have delivered to the said Edwarde Allen all and singular suche share, parte and portion of playing apparalles, playe bookes, Instrumentes, and other commodities whatsoever belonginge to the same, as I the said Richard Jones nowe have or of right ought to have, joyntly with the said Edward Allen, John Allen, citizen and Inholder, of London, and Robert Browne, yoman. To have and enjoye all and singular my said share of playinge apparell, playe bookes, instrumentes and other commodities whatsoever, above bargained and solde to the said Edward Allen, his executors administrators and assignes, as his and theire owne goodes, freelie, peaceablee and quyetlie for evermore, without let, clayme or disturbaunce of me the said Richard Jones, my executors, administrators, or assignes or any of us, or of any other person or persons by our meanes consent or procurement. In witnes whereof I the said Richard Jones to this my present writinge have set my hande and seale, the thirde daie of Januarye a0 dni 1588 And in the one and thirtiethe yeare of the raigne of our soveraigne Ladie Elizabeth, by the grace of god Quene of England, Fraunce and Irelande, defender of the Faithe &c.
By me Richard Jones L. S.
Sigillat. et delebat. in presentia mei Johannis
Alleyn's Part in R. Greene's "Orlando Furioso."
* * * * gloriouse waine * * * viewe of Daphnes excellence;
* * * morn, faire bewty of the even,
* • * Orlando languishing in love
• • • groves, wheare the nimphes
• • pleasance laugh to see the Satyres playe, * • Orlandos faith unto his love
• she thes lawndes, sweet flora, bost thy flowers
oh thought my heaven, oh heaven y4 knowes my thought! Smyle joy in hir that my content hath wrought.
Orlando, what contrarious thoughts are those
Angelica! ah, sweet and blessed name
life to my life, an essence to my ioye!
this gordyon knott together counites
ah medor, partner in hir peerlesse love.
unkind, and will she bend hir thoughts to chaunge?
hir name, hir writing! foolishe and unkind!
no name of hirs, unlesse the brokes relent
to hear hir name, and Rhodanus vouchsafe
to rayse his moystened lockes from out the Reedes,
and flowe with calme along his turning bowndes.
no name of hirs, unlesse the zephire blowe
hir dignityes along the desert woodes
of Arden, wher the world for wonders waightes.
and yet hir name! for why, Angelica?
but mixt with Medor, then not Angelica.
only by me was loved Angelica;
only for me must live Angelica.
I fynd hir drift; perhappes the modest pledg of my content hath wth a privy thought,
and sweet disguise, restrayned hir fancy thus,
shadowing Orlando under Medors name:
1 sorowes dwell.
dare Medor court my venus? can hir eyes bayte any lookes but suche as must admyre?
• • • what may Orlando deeme? Etna, forsake the bowndes of Sicelye, for why, in me thy restlesse flames appere. refusd, contemd, disdaynd, what not, then thus. * * * * angry brest. Argalio. ————— nay Lord. come hether, Argalio: vilayne, behold these lynes; see all these trees carved wth true love knottes, wherin are figurd Medor and Angelica. what thinkst thou of it?
is a woeman
and what then? some newes.
what messenger hath Ate sent abrode
As follow love! darest thou disprayse my heaven?
offer disgrace, and preiudice hir name?
is not Angelica the queene of love,
deckt wth the compound wreath of Adons flowers?
she is: then speak, thou pesant, what he is
that dare attempt, or court my quene of love,
or I will send thy soule to Charons charge.
and Medors love.
Nought but Angelica, and Medors love! shall Medor, then, possesse Orlandos love?