15) The constitution of noble subjects was thought to be in equilibrium, and numerous regimens (Elyot's Boke named the Governour
is a case in point) assisted the nobility in harnessing the environment to the purpose of maintaining the presumed superiority of their natures.
The related discussions, lucid and interesting though they often are, of The Boke Named the Governour
, Euphues, The Faerie Queene, Damon and Pithias, The Malcontent, The Maid's Tragedy, The Atheist's Tragedy, the plays of Marlowe and Jonson, etc.
The Frame of the Government of the Province of Pennsylvania in America: Together with certain laws Agreed upon in England by the Governour
and the Divers Free-Men of the aforesaid Province (London: A.
24) In addition to recognizing the King of England as their overlord, the Native American signatories of the Treaty were required to convey "Three Indian Arrows" per year in lieu of quit rent, (25) as well as a tribute of twenty beaver skins to the governor as evidence of their "Obedience to the Right Honourable [sic] His Majesties Governour
whereby the Governour
with the Council and Assembly are
Our harvest being gotten, our governour
sent foure men on fowling, that so we might after a speciall manner rejoyce together, after we had gathered the fruits of our labours; they foure in one day killed as much fowle, as with a little helpe beside, served the Company almost a weeke, at which time amongst other Recreations, we exercised our Armes, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoyt, with some ninetie men, whom for three dayes we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five Deere, which they brought to the Plantation and bestowed on our Governour
, and upon the Captaine and others.
21) An obviously antithetical pedagogy is proposed by Thomas Elyot in his The Boke Named the Governour
(1531), in which educational results depend entirely on the cultivation of a relationship between the child and the people surrounding him.
In a later scene, Caiphas and Anna, the high priests of Jerusalem, praise him as the best governour
and Anna adds that they
In the words of James Madison, "before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governour
of the Universe.