The last part of the Mirour for magistrates
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The last part of the Mirour for magistrates wherein may be seene by examples passed in this realme, vvith howe greenous [sic] plagues, vyces are punished in great princes & magistrats, and hovv frayle and vnstable vvorldly prosperity is founde, where fortune seemeth most highly to fauour.

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Published by In Fleetstreete, neere vnto Sainct Dunstanes Church, by Thomas Marsh in Imprinted at London .
Written in English


  • Political ethics -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Poetry -- Early works to 1800.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesDe casibus illustrium virorum.
GenreEarly works to 1800., Poetry
SeriesEarly English Books, 1475-1640 -- 171:1., Early English Books, 1475-1640 -- 1416:2c.
ContributionsBaldwin, William, ca. 1518-1563?., Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
The Physical Object
Pagination[6], 183 [i.e. 171], [1] leaves
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18509298M

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The Mirror for Magistrates is a collection of English poems from the Tudor period by various authors which retell the lives and the "The wurke was begun & part of it printed iiii years agoe, but hyndred by the Lord Chancellor that then was." Confusingly the new edition was named The first parte of the Mirour for Magistrates as it dealt.   Added t.-p.; each part has special t.p. within ornamental border copies printed A collection of legends in verse, originally published in as a continuation of Lydgate's "Fall of princes", by William Baldwin and others; subsequent parts were added by John Higgins and Thomas Blenerhasset and in Richard Niccols added "A winter nights Pages: Description. A Mirror for Magistrates is a collaborative collection of poems in which the ghosts of eminent statesmen recount their downfalls in first-person narratives called ‘tragedies’ or ‘complaints’ as an example for magistrates and others in positions of power. The first edition was published in with contributions from William Baldwin (died in or before ), George . Mirror for Magistrates: In Five Parts, Volume 3 - Primary Source Edition Page xxviii - THE MIROUR FOR MAGISTRATES, Newly Enlarged With A Last part, called A Winter nights Vision, being an addition of such Tragedies, especially famous, as are exempted in the former Historic, with a Poem annexed, called Englands Eliza.

London: Felix Kyngston, First Collected Edition. Small quarto in eights pages x mm, colla , 1, blank: complete. Leaf Oo4 is a cancel as usual. Leaf Eee3 is uncanceled. 11 woodcut portraits, 2 woodcut printer's devices, and numerous decorative woodcut initials. Bound in contemporary calf, with covers ruled in blind and gilt. A Mirror For Magistrates A MIRROR FOR MAGISTRATES: being a true Chronicle Historie of the untimely falles of such unfortunate Princes and men of note, as have happened since the first entrance of Brute into this Iland, untill this our latter enlarged with a last part, called A WINTER NIGHTS VISION, being an addition of such Tragedies, especially famous, as are . Full text of "Mirror for magistrates, in five parts" See other formats. The first collected edition, which united the previously published “First Part” and “Last Part” (but omitted the “Second Part”) with new material, appeared in The only complete edition of the “Mirrour for Magistrates” (the one offered here) was printed by Felix Kyngston in

  The second breakthrough came in , when a book of cautionary poems called The Mirour for Magistrates first used quotation marks to indicate direct speech: “ O queane (quoth shee) that cause. Confusingly the new edition was named The first parte of the Mirour for Magistrates as it dealt with much earlier lives which were placed before the poems of the previous editions. Whilst the poetic style is markedly similar to the other poems, Higgins is seen as a much inferior poet and he greatly changed the focus of the work. (e) The Last parte of the Mirour for Magistrates, wherein may be seene &c. Newly corrected and amended. Imprinted at London by Thomas Marshe. Anno. Cum Priuilegio. 4to, black letter. Title, &c., 4 leaves ; A. 4 leaves ; B—X. in eights. (f) The Last part of the Mirour for Magistrates. Imprinted at London in Fleetestreete, neere vnto.   "Informative and well researched, Lucas's book focuses on one of the most under-appreciated works of the mid-Tudor period, William Baldwin's A Mirror for Magistrates His exposure of the animosities amongst the powerful aristocratic families engaged in the struggle to rule England encourages us to acknowledge the parallel between.