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difficulty is not great, for none of the old writers mention the
Thomas Lord Vaux of Harrowden in Northampton-
WILLIAM was not summoned to parl. till the last year of that reign, in 1558. This Lord died in 1595. See Dugdale, V. 2. p. 304.
Upon the whole I am inclined to believe that Lord. THOMAS was the Poet.
+ In the Paradise of Dainty Devises, 7596, be is called fimply "Lord, « Vaux the elder.”
This old fabulous legend is given from the Editor's folio reforma , MS, with Aforord conjetural emendations, and the insertion of sever! 23:Enal of for fianzas to jupply before her in the original copy of comhleatti 'It has been suggested to the Editor, that the Author of this
Sir Aldingar they him call;
Servde not in bower nor hall.
He wolde have layne by our comelye queene, 5
* He probably insinuates that the king should beal bim by bis power of touching for ibe King's Evil.
If thou werf a man, as thou art none, 45
Here on my sword thoust dye ;
And there halt thou hang on hye.
Forth then hyed our king, I wysse,
And an angry man was hee;
That bride fo bright of blee.