‘A welcoming dialogue for the visit of the Queen, the most serene Lady Elizabeth, between the Queen herself and Lord Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and Chancellor of the University.’
Thomas Neale (1641–1699) was an English project-manager and politician who was also the first person to hold a position equivalent to postmaster-general of the North American colonies.He was the only son of Thomas Neale of Warnford, Hampshire by Lucy, the daughter of Sir William Uvedale of Wickham, Hampshire and educated at Clare College, Cambridge.Neale was a member of Parliament for thirty years, Master of the Mint and the Transfer Office, Groom Porter, gambler, and entrepreneur. His wide variety of projects included the development of Seven Dials, Shadwell, East Smithfield, and Tunbridge Wells, land-drainage projects, steel foundries and paper-making enterprises, mining in Maryland and Virginia, raising shipwrecks, and developing a pair of dice to prevent cheating at gaming. He was also the author of numerous tracts on coinage and fund-raising, and he was involved in the idea of a National Land Bank, the precursor of the Bank of England.
The Chancellor and the Queen resume their intermediate dialogue.
Congratulatio hebraica, inscription by Neale on the same occasion, in 1566.
CHRIST CHURCH (‘ECCLESIA CHRISTI’).
ST. JOHN COLLEGE (‘COLLEGIUM IOANNIS BAPTISTÆ’)‘The merchant Thomas White, glory of London, buys this rare merchandize as a gift for his own people. He twice held high office in the City of London and is still alive, no small credit to the knightly order. May he live long...
Introduction to the last colleges.
The Chancellor continues the intermediate dialogue.
BRASENOSE COLLEGE (‘COLLEGIUM ÆNEI NASI’)‘The Brazen Nose shines forth from the other Colleges as an island projects out of the sea or as the nose dominates the rest of the face. The College was built at the expense of William Smyth and still deserves its brazen and eternal...
The Queen continues the intermediate dialogue.
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE (‘COLLEGIUM CORPORIS CHRISTI’)‘The fifth College reminds us of our salvation, by teaching us how and from Whom our salvation was procured. God gives us salvation by assuming the body of Christ, so the College is named after the Body of Christ. It is...
ESTC,. T46921; Microfilm.; Woodbridge, CT; Research Publications, Inc.,; 1983.; 1 reel ; 35mm.; (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 764, no. 6).