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Title: Notes of advice for writers of English history, being a "Second or finall Addresse" in fourteen paragraphs or sections; containing notes on the several periods into which the history may be divided, the methods in which it may be treated, the authors to be read for formation of style, the dangers to be avoided, and, finally, some short criticisms on a few English historians. 
Date: ca. 1616
Repository: Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Call number and opening: MS Rawl. D. 1, fols. 11r-v, 13v-15v

Semi-diplomatic transcription

Yet as Sir Henry Savils in the be=
fore said famous Epistle pronounceth
of those old Historians of England ;
Malmesbury, Huntington, Hoveden
and the other two more antient
Echelwardus the noble, and
Ingulphus that howsoeuer rude
and homely for these, yet they
weere fide rerum interpretes, and
Camden affirmes of Honorable
Bede that hee was veri aman=
tissimus, Soe shall the on pre=
uidicated reader finde this to
be true that the old Historians of
our Country are brightest in
that Essentiall quallitie and not
to be convinced of any appa=
rent much lesse of any wilfull
falshood./

                                                             11

The Choise                     As for Example language, and
of English                       style (the apparell of matter) hee
                                       who would penn our affaires in
                                       English, and compose vnto vs an
                                                                                      entire

Item Title
Notes of advice for writers of English history, being a "Second or finall Addresse" in fourteen paragraphs or sections; containing notes on the several periods into which the history may be divided, the methods in which it may be treated,[...]
Item Date
ca. 1616
Repository
Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Call Number
MS Rawl. D. 1, fol. 13v