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difficulty is not great, for none of the old writers mention the
christian name of the poetic Lord Vaux t, except Puttenham ;
and it is more likely that he might be mistaken in that Lord's
name, than in the time in which he lived, who was so nearly
his contemporary.

Thomas Lord Vaux of Harrowden in Northampton-
foire, was summoned to parliament in 1531. When he died,
does not appear ; but he probably lived till the latter end of
Queen Mary's reign, since his son

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.

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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

Short
Poem seems to have had in his eye the ftory of Gunhilda, who
is sometimes called Eleanor, and was married to the Emperor
(bere called King) Henry.

O
UR king he kept a false ftewarde,

Sir Aldingar they him call;
A falser steward than he was one,

Servde not in bower nor hall.

He wolde have layne by our comelye queene, 5
Her deere worshippe to betraye :

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If thou werf a man, as thou art none, 45

Here on my sword thoust dye ;
But a payre of new gallowes shall now be built,

And there halt thou hang on hye.

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Forth then hyed our king, I wysse,

And an angry man was hee;
And soone he found queene Elinore,

That bride fo bright of blee.

Now

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