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MEMOIRS

OF

SIR ROBERT CARY;

AND

FRAGMENTA REGALIA.

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ROBERT CARY,

EARL OF MONMOUTH. .

WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.

AND

FRAGMENTA REGALIA ;

BEING

A HISTORY

OF

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S FAVOURITES.

BY

SIR ROBERT NAUNTON.

WITH EXPLANATORY ANNOTATIONS.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED BY JAMES BALLANTYNE AND CO,
FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO. EDINBURGH,

AND JOHN MURRAY, LONDON.

· 1808.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THE MEMOIRS OF Sir ROBERT CARY were first published from the original MS., by the Earl of Corke and Orrery. They contain an interesting account of some important passages in Elizabeth's reign, and throw peculiar light upon the personal character of the Queen. The original edition having now become very scarce, it is presumed that a new impression will be acceptable to the public. Several additions have been made to the Earl of Corke's explanatory notes, particularly to such as refer to Border matters. These additions are distinguished by the letter E.

As a suitable companion to Cary's Memoirs, the FRAGMENTA REGALIA, a source from which our historians have drawn the most authentic account of the court of the virgin Queen, have also been reprinted. The author, Sir Robert Naunton, lived in the element of a court, and had experienced all its fluctuations. His characters of statesmen and warriors are drawn with such spirit, as leaves us only to regret their brevi

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