my thoughts are so ravish'd With sight of this renowmed
emperor, That in mine arms I would have compass'd him.
In A Most Friendly Farewell, he initially appears to have no further ambition than to follow the custom (which he claims as typically English) of 'representing] unto our betters whome we honour some simple gift as a farewell in writing whereby their names might be remembred in their absence' (Address 'To the Right Worshipful and Thrise Renowmed Gentleman of our time Syr Frauncis Drake' A2v).
The Most Royall and Honourable Entertainement, of the Famous and Renowmed King, Christiern [sic] the Fourth, King of Denmarke (1606), for example, notes that the hospitality afforded Christian IV by James I on his visit to England 'shall never be rased out of memory': (29) this is a compliment which, referring as it does to the living memory of the spectators, does not acknowledge the dependence of the perpetuation of this memory on texts like his own which provide an afterlife for entertainments that are in themselves ephemeral.
[...] Whereunto is Added the Last Most Renowmed English Navigation, round about the Whole Globe of the Earth (London, 1589), STC 12625.
'To the Valiant Captaynes and Renowmed Souldiours of Englande' *iiiir.
Theodore de Beza, conteyning in briefe the historie of the life and death of Maister John Calvin (1564), Arthur Golding's The lyfe of the most godly, valeant and noble capteine and maintener of the trew Christian religion in Fraunce, Jasper Colignie Shatilion (1576), and Upon the life and death of the most worthy, and thrise renowmed
knight, Sir Phillip Sidney (1586).
To be partakers of other mens sinnes, for be sure they shall finde inough of their owne to answer for." (24) Yet according to these men it was not just God that was being crossed by sumptuary excess; it was also the queen, who, as Gosson writes, was justly angry at the sartorial presumption of "her degenerate children": God hath now blessed England, with a Queene, in vertue excellet, in power mighty, in glory renowmed
, in governmet politike, in possession rich....
Ye haue here (good readers) a gardeyn or a paradyse rather of nette, propre, quicke, and graue sayenges of renowmed
persons, in which to recreate your selfes, it shalbe as I iudge no les profytable, then pleasaunt vnto you.
The Battle of Alcazar; and still other words, though not unusually frequent there, and hence not counted as repetitions, are Peele favourites in Part A of Titus and elsewhere (fere, renowmed
Concerning the most noble and renowmed
English nation (London, 1605), 294.
The King of Denmarkes welcome: Containing his ariuall, abode, and entertainment both in the citie and other places (London: Edward Allde, 1606), 24-25; there is also a brief mention of the Fleet Conduit entertainment, without the text of the speeches, in Henry Roberts, The most royall and Honourable Entertainment, of the famous and renowmed
King, Christiern the fourth (London: H.