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163618 January

337 *Shirley's The Duke's Mistress licensed.

16 February

338 *The Second part of Arviragus and Philicia playd at court the 16 Febru. 1635, with great approbation of K. and Queene.

18 February

339 *The Silent Woman playd at Court of St. James on thursday ye 18 Febr. 1635.

22 February

(?Shirley, The Duke's Mistress, played at St. James — see 25 Feb. below)

pg 19724 February

340 *On Wensday the 23 of Febru. 1635, the Prince d'Amours gave a masque to the Prince Elector and his brother, in the Middle Temple, wher the Queene was pleasd to grace the entertaynment by putting of〈f〉 majesty to putt on a citizens habitt, and to sett upon the scaffold on the right hande amongst her subjects.

The queene was attended in the like habitts by the Marques Hamilton, the Countess of Denbighe, the Countess of Holland, and the Lady Elizabeth Feildinge. Mrs. Basse, the lace-woman, leade in this royal citizen and her company.

The Earl of Holland, the Lord Goringe, Mr. Percy, and Mr. Jermyn, were the men that attended.

The Prince Elector satt in the midst, his brother Robert on the right hand of him, and the Prince d'Amours on the left.

The Masque was very well performed in the dances, scenes, cloathinge, and musique, and the Queene was pleasd to tell mee at her going away, that she liked it very well.

Henry Lause
William Lause

made the musique.

Mr. Corseilles made the scenes.

341 *Loves Aftergame, played at St. James by the Salisbury Court players, the 24 of Feb. 1635.

25 February

342 *The Dukes Mistres played at St. James the 22 of Feb. 1635. Made by Sherley.

pg 198343 *The same day at Whitehall I acquainted king Charles, my master, with the danger of Mr. Hunts sickness, and moved his Majesty, in case he dyed, that he would be pleasd to give mee leave to commend a fitt man to succeed him in his place of Yeoman of the Revells.

The kinge tould me, that till then he knew not that Will Hunt held a place in the Revells. To my request he was pleasd to give mee this answer. Well, says the king, I will not dispose of it, or it shall not be disposed of, till I heare you. Ipsissimis verbis. Which I enter here as full of grace, and for my better remembrance, sinse my master's custom affords not so many words, nor so significant.

28 February

344 *The 28 Feb. The Knight of the Burning Pestle playd by the Q. men at St. James.

10 March

345 *A licence to Francis Sherret, to shew a strange fish for a yeare, from the 10th of Marche, 1635.

12 March

346 *For the Queen's Company.— For a new play called Love's Tryal or the Hollander this 12 march 1635 — 2. 0. 0

18, 19 April

347 *The first and second part of Arviragus and Philicia were acted at the Cockpitt, before the Kinge and Queene, the Prince, and Prince Elector, the 18 and 19 Aprill, 1636, being monday and tusday in Easter weeke.

9 May

348 *Massinger's The Bashful Lover licensed for the king's company.

pg 19912 May

349 *Received of ould Cartwright for allowing the 〈Fortune〉 company to add scenes to an ould play, and to give it out for a new one, this 12th of May, 1636,—£1 0 0.

350 *Sr Hen H. had the benefit of the second day of Hannibal & Scipio — played at [the] Sal. Court by the Princes Servants amounting to £2. 14. 12 May 1636 as a satisfaction for a debt due by Gunnel

351 *At the increase of the plague to 4 within the citty and 54 in all.—This day the 12 May, 1636, I received a warrant from my Lord Chamberlin for the suppressing of playes and shews, and at the same time delivered my severall warrants to George Wilson for the four companys of players, to be served upon them.

14 October

352 (Dorchester) Will: Gosling coming to this Towne with a license vnder the hand of the Master of the Revelles, signed Henry Herbert, and sealed with the seale of the office of Revelles with a Cinquefoyle, authorizing the said Gosling to shew the portraiture of the City of Jerusalem dated 15 June, xij Caroli, and denied to make his shew heere by reason of the dangerous tyme of sicknes.

26 December

353 *At Hampton Court, 1636.

The first part of Arviragus, Monday Afternoon, 26 December.

pg 20027 December

354 *The second part of Arviragus, tusday 27 December.

Notes Settings


Editor’s Note
337. Malone, iii. 232. Bentley, v. 1107–8.
Editor’s Note
338. Malone, iii. 237. By Lodowick Carlell. See below, 347 and 353–4. Bentley, iii. 113–15.
Editor’s Note
339. Malone, iii. 237. By Ben Jonson.
Editor’s Note
340. Malone, iii. 237–8. Bentley, iii. 218–20. Davenant's The Triumphs of the Prince D'Amour. Herbert's date must be mistaken. Wednesday fell on the 24th, and the titlepage of the 1636 edn. says that it was performed on 24 Feb. Bentley suggests that Herbert's muddle indicates a postponement.
In the second paragraph Malone incorrectly reads 'law-woman'. Bentley quotes a letter from George Garrard to Strafford, 15 Mar. 1635/6 (Strafford, Letters, i. 525), referring to 'Mrs. Basset the great Lace-Woman of Cheapside', and in another letter, not in Bentley, of 28 Apr. 1637 (ibid. ii. 72), Garrard refers to 'Mr. Basse, the great Lace-man in Cheapside'.
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341. Malone, iii. 238. See above, 306.
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342. Malone, iii. 238. Bentley, v. 1107–8. 'Since Herbert is giving a continuous account of Court performances in chronological order, and since this entry follows the entry of February 24 and precedes the entry of February 28, I believe that the correct date is February 25.' (Adams, 56 n.).
Editor’s Note
343. Malone, iii. 238. On 29 Oct. 1611 letters patent were issued appointing William Hunt as Yeoman of the Revels (MSC, ii. 339–41), but he did not take over from his predecessor Edward Kirkham until Oct. 1616 (MSC, xiii. 79). Letters patent to appoint Joseph Taylor as Hunt's successor were issued on 11 Nov. 1639 (MSC, ii. 339–41). Taylor was a leading actor in the King's company (Bentley, ii. 590–8).
Editor’s Note
344. Malone, iii. 238. By Beaumont.
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345. Malone, xiv. 368. Not in Adams.
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346. Malone MS in his copy of Glapthorne's play, Bodleian Mal 171(2). Printed by Lawrence. Bentley, iv. 482–3.
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347. Malone, iii. 238.
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348. Malone, iii. 230. Bentley, iv. 760–2.
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349. Malone, i. 424. Bentley, i. 276–7 and vi. 165.
Editor’s Note
350. Malone MS in an interleaved copy of vol. lii of his 1790 edn. of Shakespeare, Bodleian Mal 1046, p. 136*. Not in Bentley's account of Thomas Nabbes's play with this title (iv. 934–6). This item is puzzling, Nabbes's play was published in 1637 with a statement that it was acted in 1635 at the Phoenix by Queen Henrietta's company, which was managed by Christopher Beeston, and its printed cast-list clearly refers to that company (Bentley, i. 246). The company broke up partly because of the plague closure of 1636–7, and several players went to Salisbury Court (see 367), but Herbert's phraseology suggests that this took place in Oct. 1637. Furthermore, Richard Gunnell died before 7 Oct. 1634 (Bentley, vi. 94). A radier desperate solution would be that some of the actors from the Queen's company seceded to the Salisbury Court early in 1636, managing to take a copy of Nabbes's play with them, and that Gunnell, who managed the Salisbury Court, left a debt behind him which Sir Henry insisted on being paid.
Editor’s Note
351. Malone, iii. 239; also in Chalmers, 211, abbreviated. Bentley, ii. 661. George Wilson was Groom of the Revels (see 147).
Editor’s Note
352. The Municipal Records of the Borough of Dorchester, Dorset, ed. C. H. Mayo (Exeter, 1908), 667.
Editor’s Note
353. Malone, iii. 239.
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354. Ibid.
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