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JAMES I. DECEIVES CAREY'S HOPES. [Sir R. Carey.
Most of the Great Ones in Court envied my happiness, when they heard I was sworn of the King's Bedchamber: and in Scotland I had no acquaintance. I only relied on GOD and the King. The one never left me: the other, shortly after his coming to London, deceived my expectation; and adhered to those that sought my ruin.
Entertainment of His Royal Majesty, from the time of his departure from Edinburgh till his receiving
with all, or the most special, Occurrences.
The names of those Gentlemen whom His Majesty honoured with Knighthood.
for THOMAS MILLINGTON.
To the Reader.
FTER long travail to be informed of every particular, as much as diligence might prevail in; this small Work of His Majesty's Receiving and Royal Entertainment is brought forth which, though it may seem to have been too long deferred [This book was entered at Stationers' Hall on the 9th May 1603, ARBER, Transcript, etc. III., p. 234. It however contains information up to the 18th of that month, see page ]; yet seeing nothing thereof hath been public, no time can be too late to express so excellent a matter. Wherein the dutiful love of many noble subjects so manifestly appeared to our dread Lord and Sovereign, and his royal thankfulness in exchange for that which was indeed but duty; though so adorned with munificent bounty, that most Houses where His Highness rested were so furnished by the owners with plenty of delights and delicates, that there was discerned no negligence; but if there were any offence, the sin only appeared in excess-as more at large you shall hereafter perceive; where the truth of everything is rather pointed at,
than stood upon.
TO THE READER.
All diligence was used to get the names of those Gentlemen that in sundry places received the honour of Knighthood; and what the Heralds have in register are duly set down, both for name, time, and place. If any be omitted; let it please them but to signify their names, and the House where they received that honour: and there shall be additions put to this impression; or, at least, which will be by order more fitly, placed in the next. Many, I am sure, there are not missing: and only in that point we are somewhat doubtful. The rest is, from His Highness's departure from Edinburgh [to] his coming to London, so exactly set down as nothing can be added to it but superfluous words; which we have strived to avoid.