Elyot, The Boke Named the Governour
(London, 1580), fos 157-158, sigs T2r, U3v-U4r.
The generall historie of Virginia, New-England and the Summer Isles: with the names of the adventurers, planters, and governours
from their first beginning in 1584 to this present 1624.
9) Lastly, passages of Elyot's Governour
, first published in 1531, echo the ideas expressed in two lines of the poem - 'For my pastaunce/Hunte, syng and daunce' (5-6) referring to the value of hunting (I, ch.
This is an Inconvenience, I confess, that attends all Governments whatsoever, when the Governours
have brought it to this pass, to be generally suspected of their People; the most dangerous state which they can possibly put themselves in: wherein they are the less to be pitied, because it is so easie to be avoided; It being as impossible for a Governour
, if he really means the good of his People, and the preservation of them and their Laws together, not to make them see and feel it; as it is for the Father of a Family, not to let his Children see he loves, and takes care of them.
24 Behn on the planters: "The Governour
had no sooner recover'd and had heard of the Menaces of Caesar, but he called his Council, who (not to disgrace them, or burlesque the Government there) consisted of such notorious Villains as Newgate never transported; and, possibly originally were such, who understood neither the Laws of God or Man, and had no sort of Principles to make them worthy the Name of Men; but at the very Council-Table wou'd contradict and fight with one another, and swear so bloodily, that 'twas terrible to hear and see 'em.
happy in this, she is not yet so old but she may learne: happier then this, shee is not bred so dull but she can learne; happiest of all, is that her gentle spirit commits it selfe to yours to be directed, as from her Lord, her governour
, her King.
47) In Short Treatise, Ponet argues that a kingdom 'may live when the head is cut off, and may put on a new head that is, make them a new Governour
, when they see their old head seek too much his own will, and not the wealth of the whole body'.
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Hill has read Heywood's explanation of this metaphorical mirror as "something almost threatening," where Heywood writes, "I have purposed so true and exact a Mirrour, that in it may be discovered as well that which beautifies the governour
, as deformes the government" (B2v).
8 for the friendship of Titus and Gisippus, though the canonical account became Sir Thomas Elyot's The Boke Named the Governour
(1531), chapter 12: Gisippus hands over his beloved Sophronia to Titus when he finds that his friend has also fallen in love with her; Titus later rescues Gisippus from false murder charges.
The first is in the discussion of the phrase "Our Father" The sermon states: "in that that thou calleste hym fader, ther thou knalachesse that he is maker and lorde of heven and of erthe and hell and governour
of all creatures, of whom all goodenesse comes; and thus thou knalages is myghthe.
Your Majestie is that princely governour
and noble Queene whom we all serve.