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RUMOURS                        [22ND   AUG.

and ordnance The other party alleging the loss of the Queen
and the adventurers if it break off , the dishonour, and the
probability that the return might be timely enough, besides the
hope of treasure, which is our greatest desire and want Some
there be that propose to convert this fleet to an offensive course
upon the ports of Spam , but this is checked above, or crossed
under hand, not without great distemperature of humours on
both sides for a few days , yet in most men's judgments this is
likeliest to succeed

zyd August    THE LANDING IN CORNWALL

From Fowey in Cornwall comes news that the four Spanish
galleys which made spoil of the west parts about four weeks ago
encountered a fleet of hulks of seventy sail and gave chase to
fourteen of them that "were severed from the company In that
fight they lost 140 of their men and had one of the galleys so
torn that they could not carry her to Blavet , one of the hulks
laden with salt was sunk.

August c ORPHEUS His JOURNEY TO HELL *
There is entered a poem of Orpheus bis journey to Hell
written by one R B , telling the story of Orpheus, how his bride
Eurydice being slain by a serpent on her wedding day, he went
down to Hades with his harp to charm Pluto into giving her
back again , but on his return looking back on his beloved, she
was snatched away from him, and thereafter Orpheus would sit
complaining in invective ditties of the uncertain pleasures of
unconstant love, until the women fell upon him in their rage
and slew him
A BOOK OF MERRY TALES.
A book of merry tales from the Spanish entitled Wits, Fits and
Fancies, by Antony Copley, being a general collection of
sententious speeches, answers, jests and behaviours of all sorts of
estates, from the throne to the cottage, is to be piinted
MR BARNES' * DIVINE CENTURY OF SPIRITUAL SONNETS '
Mr Barnabe Barnes hath published A Divine Century of
Spiritual Sonnets, which he dedicateth to Dr Toby Matthew,
Bishop of Durham
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