English Reprints. 15 1 6. JAMES HOWELL, Clerk of the Council to CHARLES I. ; afterwards Historiographer to CHARLES //. Instructions for Foreign Travel. 1642. Instructions forforreine travelle. Shewing by what cotirs, and in what compasse of time> one may take an exact Survey of the Kingdomes and States of Christendoms, and arrive to the practical knowledge of the Languages ^ to good purpose, The MURRAY^ BJEDEKhR, and Practical Guide to the Grand Tour of Europe, which, at that time, was considered the finishing touch to the complete education of an English Gentleman. The route sketched out by this delightfully quaint Wuter, is Fiance, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Holland. The time allowed is 3 years and 4 months : the months to be spent in, travelling, the yeais in residence at the different cities. 17. NICHOLAS UDALL, Master, first of Eton College, then of Westminster School Roister Doister. [1553-1566.] This is believed to be the first true English Comedy that ever came to the press. From the unique copy, which wants a title-page, now at Eton College ; and which is thought to have been printed in 1566. * Dicwiatis Persona. RALPH ROISTER DOISTER. MATTHEW MERRYGREEK. GAWIN GOODLUCK, affianced to Dame CUSTANCE. TRISTRAM TRUSTY, his friend. DOBINET DOUGHTY, " boy " to ROISTER DOISTER. TOM TRUEPENNY, servant to Dame CUSTANCE. SIM SURESBY, servant to GOODLUCK, Scrivener. Harpax, Dame CHRISTIAN CUSTANCE, a, widow* MARGERY MUMBLECRUST, her nurse. 1 8. A Monk of Evesham, "the Revelation, &c. nS6[-i4io]. 1485. 11 Here begynnyth a marvellous reitelacion that was scheivyd of almighty god by sent Nycholas to a monke of Euyshamme yn the days of Kynge Richard thefyrst. And they ere of owre lord, M.C.Lxxxxvz. One of the rarest of English books punted by one of the earliest of English printers, WILLIAM DE MACLINIA ; who printed this text about 1485, in the lifetime of CAXTON. The essence of the story is as old as It professes to be ; but contains later additions, the orthography, being of about 1410. It is very devoutly written, and contains a curious Vision of Purgatory The writer is a prototype of BUNYAN ; and his description of the Gate in the Crystal Wall of Heaven, and of the solemn and marvellously sweet Peal of the Bells of Heaven that came to him through it, is very beautiful.