Mr William Hammond seems to have belonged to a coterie of Middleton's civic patrons. Middleton pious compilation, The Marriage of the Old and New Testament ( 1620), is dedicated to "the two Noble Examples of Friendship and Brotherhood, Mr. Richard Fishborne, and Mr. John Browne." Fishborne (a Mercer) and Browne (a Merchant-Tailor) were partners; and in Richard Fishborne's will Browne is named as the executor, while William Hammond was one of twenty friends who were each left five pounds for a mourning ring.
8. the Ægiptian Grassehoppers: a very common term of abuse against the Jesuits. Cf. III, i, 90-98.
"For in the Catholique Roman Church, amongst all the disordered orders of swarming Locusts, which are almost innumerable, there is none but take their beginning from one supposed Saint or other."
T. Robinson: Anatomie of the English Nunnerie at Lisbon ( 1622), p. 4.
"For their fulnesse of bread who knoweth not that they (like the caterpillers of Egypt) doe eate up the fat & best fruits of the land?" Gee New Shreds out of an Old Snare, p. 13.
"Marry I thinke that when their blacke Synagogues at Rome, Valladolid and Siuill doe send forth their Locusts into England. . . ."
Robinson Anatomie, p. 19.
15-30."The Bull of Loyola's canonisation was published by Urban VIII on August 6, 1623; his Beatification had been pronounced by Paul V in 1609. I have looked through the various accounts of Loyola in the Acta Sanctorum without finding anything to illustrate the passage in the text. Loyola's feast falls on July 31." Bullen.
24. Roch, Main, and petronell, Itch and ague--Curers.
"What particular office hath father Ignatius? or what part is there commonly assigned vnto him for the succour of men? for I make no doubt, but as God hath assigned to euery orher [sic] Saint the cure of some one disease or other, as to St. Roch the