The Memorable Masque
of the two Honourable Houses or Inns of Court,
The Middle Temple, and Lincolns Inn;
As it was performed before the King, at White-Hall˚
on Shrove Monday at night, being the 15 of February 1613.
With a description of their whole show,
in the manner of their march on horseback to the Court
from the Mister of the Rolls˚ his house,
with all their right noble consorts, and most showful attendants.
Invented and fashioned, with the ground and special structure of
the whole work,
by our kingdom's most artful and ingenious
architect˚ Inigo Jones.
Supplied, applied, digested, and written
by Geo. Chapman˚
To the most noble, and constant combiner of Honour and Virtue,
Sir Edward Philips, Knight, Master of the Rolls.
This noble and magnificent performance, renewing the ancient spirit
and honour of the Inns of Court, being especially furthered and
|followed by your most laborious and honoured endeavours (for his||5|
ves especially to be in this sort consecrate to your worthy memory
and honour; Honour having never her fair hand more freely and nobly
|given to Riches (being a fit particle of this invention) than by yours||10|
H. Hobart, his Majesty's Attorney-General, deserving in good part a
joint memory with yours, I have submitted it freely to his noble
|acceptance. The poor pains I added to this royal service, being wholly||15|
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Publication information: Book title: Court Masques:Jacobean and Caroline Entertainments, 1605-1640. Contributors: David Lindley - Editor. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication year: 1995. Page number: 74.
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