Parliament dissolved, 196. Queen Elizabeth's Visit to the Lord Keeper at Hare-
field, 196. Othello acted before her, 197. A Lottery, 197. Valedictory Address
to her Majesty by Harefield, personified, 198. Practical Mitigation of Penal Code,
199. Clemency to the Roman Catholics, 199. Queen's last Illness, 199. Lord
Keeper asks her to name her Successor, 200. Her Death, 200. Equitable Juris-
diction during Reign of Elizabeth, 200. Process of Sequestration, 200. Costs,
201. Office of Lord Keeper, 201. Assistance of Common-law Judges, 201. Re-
ferences to Master, 201. Fees, 202. The Bar, 202. Decision against the Court of
Requests, 202. Charities, 203. Equity Reports, 203.
CONTINUATION OF THE LIFE OF LORD ELLESMERE FROM THE ACCESSION OP
Accession of James I., 203. Egerton continued Lord Keeper, 203. His Letters to
propitiate the King, 203. Letter from Sir Thomas Chaloner io the Lord Keeper,
204. Meeting between Lord Keeper and Jamns 1, 204. Egerton made Lord
Chancellor, and a Peer, 205. Resigns office of Master of Rolls, 205. Lord Kin-
losse, Master of Rolls, 205 Trial of Lord Cobham and Lord Grey de Wilton,
206. Parliament summoned, 207. Opening of the Session, 207. King's Speech,
207, Abortive Attempt of Lord Chancellor to decide on Validity of Returns of
Members of the House of Commons. 208. Union with Scotland, 208. Commis-
sioners appointed to treat of Union, 208. Gunpowder Plot, 203. Measure of
Union resumed, 209. Resisted by the English, 209. Question of Naturalization
of « Postnati," 209. Calvin's Case, 209. Judgment of Lord Chancellor 210.
Two dissenting Judges, 211. Aid for Knighting the King's eldest Son, 212.
Death of Prince Henry, 212. A Parliament, 212. Commons complain of Speech
in House of Lords, 213. Parliament dissolved, 214.
CONCLUSION OF THE LIFE OF LORD ELLESMERE.
Assistance to Chancellor in Court of Chancery, 214. His Letter to Earl of Somerset,
214. Countess of Shrewsbury's Case, 215. "Case of Duels," 215. Oliver St.
John's Case on " Benevolences," 216 Lord Ellesmere invariable Supporter of
Abuses of Prerogative, 216. Court of High Commission, 216. Illegal Proclama-
tions, 217. Controversy between Lord Coke and Lord Ellesmere respecting " In-
junctions," 217. Injunction against Execution on a fraudulent Judgment, 218.
Proceedings in King's Bench, 218. Lord Ellesmere's Statement. 218, Lord Elles-
mere's Illness, 220 Appeal to the King, 220. King's Decision, 220. Lord Coke's
Obstinacy, 220. Letter from Sir Francis Bacon to the King, 221. Murder of Sir
Thomas Overbury, 221. Divorce of Countess of Essex, 221. Prosecution of
Earl and Countess of Somerset. 222. Lord Ellesmere Lord High Steward at
their Trial, 222, His Address to Countess of Somerset, 223. Measures for silen-
cing Earl of Somerset, 223. Pardon improperly granted to Somerset, 223. Blame
imputable to Lord Ellesmere, 223. Dismissal of Lord Coke from Office of Chief
Justice, 224. Question of Commendams and King's Power to stay Actions at
Law, 224. Pusillanimity of the Judges, 224. Unconstitutional Opinion of Francis
Bacon, 224. Unconstitutional Opinion of Lord Ellesmere, 224. Cowardice of the
Puisne Judges, 225. Noble Answer of Lord Coke, 225. Order for Lord Coke
to abstain from public Exercise of his Office, 226. He is dismissed, 226. Lord
Ellesmere's Speech in swearing in new Chief Justice, 226. Lord Ellesmere's
Letter to King wishing to resign, 227. King's Answer refusing Leave, 228.
Lord Ellesmere's second Letter to King, 228. Lord Ellesmere made Viscount
Brackley, 228. His Resignation, 230 Offer of an Earldom, 230. His Death,
231. Funeral, 231. Epitaph, 231. Character of Lord Ellesmere, 232. Solicitous
for Honour of Bar, 233. King's Interference with Suits, 233. Courtesy
to Peers, 233. His Patronage of Merit, 234. Anxious to make good Judges,