Downside Abbey

Gillow Collection

Exemplum of the edition of 1630, with corrections possibly in Lady Falkland's hand. c.1630.

*CaE 40: Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland, The Reply of the most Illustrious Cardinall of Perron, to the Answeare of the most Excellent King of Great Britaine

Recorded in Wolfe, p. 12.

Lady Falkland's translation of a controversial tract by Jacques Davy (1556-1618), Cardinal of Perron. First published in Douai, 1630. Most exempla coming into England were destroyed by command of George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury. Most surviving presentation exempla include an autograph poem ‘To the Queenes most Excellent Maiestie’ (‘'Tis not your faire out-side (though famous Greece’), which is edited in Kissing the Rod, ed. Germaine Greer et al. (New York, 1988), pp. 59-60.