Memorials of the Holles Family, 1493-1656

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To MY SONNE FRESCHEVILLE HOLLES.

(p. i) Theis fruites of my exile I dedicate to you who indeed have the most right unto them, for it is but just that you, who have receaved so many discommodities by it, should reape what ever advantages may result from it. And something both of use and satisfaction you may receave from this; for if that of Tacitus be true (wch experience tells us is true) that Exempla plus docent quam mores, you will finde some examples here worthy yr imitation, wch must needes sticke so much the closer to you by how much the more nearly they do concerne you: and whilst you see the virtues, and imperfections too, of your ancestors and nearest relations made legible to you it cannot but incline you to love what you see beautifull and shun what you observe uncomly. And this satisfaction it will give you, that you shall not only know the names, the qualities, the services and the matches of your ancestors, but in many of them their very features and dispositions (a designe I dare boldly say wch in any private family hath not hitherto beene undertaken) and whilst most others dully sleep in the ignorance of what concernes them in this kinde, or content themselves wth forged, spurious and insignificant genealogies, you will be able not only to justify theis descentes of yr owne by unquestionable authority of record, but also to set the right stamp and value upon every person, wch indeed is the true life of this part of venerable antiquity. For by the genealogicall part wthout the historicall, man is only represented in unspirited dead and useless carcase, Truncoque Herm'. It is not the least debt (as Sir Walter Ralegh observes well)a wch we ow unto history that it hath made us acquainted wth our dead ancestors and out of the depth and darknes of the earth delivered us their memory and fame.

To this I was first invited by my leisure (banished men finde very litle busines besides bookes), encouraged by those collections my former industry had gathered and my care praeserved, and confirmed in it by the piety I beare to the memory of my fore-

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Sir Walter Ralegh, Praeface.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • To My Sonne Frescheville Holles. 2
  • Cap. 1 8
  • Cap. 2 15
  • Cap. 3 25
  • Cap. 4 30
  • Cap. 5 33
  • Cap. 6 37
  • Cap. 7 48
  • Cap. 8 61
  • Cap. 9 69
  • Cap. 10 73
  • Cap. 11 83
  • Cap. 12 88
  • Cap. 14 116
  • Cap. 15 129
  • Cap. 16 145
  • Cap. 17 165
  • Cap. 18 184
  • Cap. 19 193
  • Cap. 20 205
  • Cap. 21 227
  • Cap. 22 235
  • Notes 237
  • Index 267
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