Harrison's Description of England:
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Forwards: Part I

1. Character of Harrison's book, p. iii

2. How he came to write it, p. iv
     His qualifications for his work, p. v
     (His Chronology, p. v, xlvii)
     His aim and fairness in it, p. vi

3. His account of himself; his school, universities, wife, garden, &c., p. x

4. Abstract of his will, p. xiv

5. Characteristic phrases and opinions in Book II, p. xv

6. Extracts from Book I.
     Harrison on Giants p. xxviii
     The English Language, p. xxix
     Byland = peninsula, p. xxx
     The Isle of Man, and its sheep, and barnacles on ships p. xxxi
     A visit to the Shetland Isles, p. xxxii
     And the shores of the Thames, p. xxxiii
     The noble river of Thames p. xxxiv
     Radwinter, of which Harrison was rector, p. xxxviii

7. The two editions of Harrison's Description, p. xl (and xliv)

8. Norden's Map of London in 1593, p. xli

9. Thanks to helpers, p. xliii

Table of Chapters in Harrison, Book I, editions 1577, 1587, p. xliv

Appendix I. Extracts from vol. iv of Harrison's MS. Chronology, p. xlvii

App. II. Notes from Hentzner, Estienne Perlin, &c., p. lxi

App. III. Mr. Henry B. Wheatley's Notes on Norden's Map of London 1593, p. lxxxix

Text: Part I

1. Of the ancient and present estate of the church of England, p. 1.

2. Of the number of bishoprikes an their seuerall circuits, p. 38.

3. Of uniuersities, p. 70.

4. Of the partition of England into shires and counties, p. 90.

5. Of degrees of people in the commonwealth of England, p. 105.

6. Of the food and diet of the English, p. 141.

7. Of their apparell and attire, p. 167.

8. Of the high court of parlement & authoritie of the same, p. 173.

9. Of the lawes of England since hir first inhabitation, p. 188.

10. Of prouision made for the poore, p. 212.

1l. Of sundrie kinds of punishment appointedfor malefactors, p. 221.

12. Of the maner of building and furniture of our houses, pp. 233 & 337-9, 341.

13. Of cities and townes in England, p. 244.

14. Of castels and holds, p. 262.

15. Of palaces belonging to the prince, p. 267.

16. Of armour and munition, p. 278.

17. Of the nauie of England, p. 285.

18. Of faires and markets, p. 294.

19. Of parkes and warrens, p. 303.

20. Of gardens and orchards, p. 322.

21. Of waters generallie, p. 332.

22. Of woods and marshes, p. 336.

23. Of baths and hot welles, p. 347.

24. Of antiquities found, p. 356.

25. Of the coines of England, p. 361.

(Notes on Trees, Richborow, p. 366.)

Forwards: Part II

§ 1. De la Serre's artist's view of Cheapside in 1638, p. 1a

§ 2. A Royal Reception in London in 1606, p. 8a

§ 3. De la Serre's Description of the Reception of Marie de Medicis in London on Oct. 31, 1638, p. 11a

§ 4. Shakspere's Roads to London, p. 14a

§ 5. Plans of Cambridge and Canterbury in Shakspere's days, p. 15a

§ 6. Extracts from Stowe and Edmond Howes as to the Population, State, Wealth, and Growth of London, and its Inventions, Water Pageants, and Lion Fights, in, or soon after, Shakspere's time, p. 16a, Busino on London, p. 51a

Appendix: Bankside, Southwark, with the Globe and other Playhouses there, by William Rendle, Esq. p. ixxxii

Text: Part II

1. Of cattell kept for profit, p. 1.

2. Of wild and tame foules, p. 12.

3. Of fish usuallie taken vp on our coasts, p. 17.

4. Of sauage beasts and vermines, p. 22.

5. Of hawkes and rauenous foules, p. 29.

6. Of venemous beasts, p. 33.

7. Of our English dogs and their qualities, p. 40.

8. Of our saffron, and the dressing thereof, p. 50.

9. Of quarries of stone for building, p. 60.

10. Of sundrie minerals, p. 66.

11. Of mettals to be had in our land, p, 69.

12. Of pretious stones, p. 77.

13. Of salt made in England, p. 82.

14. Of our accompt of time and hir parts, p. 86.

15. Of principall faires and markets, p. 100.

16. Of our innes and thorowfaires, p. 107.