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1. The frequency of such papers at the time when the people were discontented with the prospect of the marriage with Spain in the following year, is thus described by Noailles:-- "On seme journellement, tant a la court de ladicte dame que ailleurs, plusieurs placardz, lettres et aultres libelles diffamatoires a l'encontre d'elle et des seigneurs de son conseil, qui font assez de preuves, avecques beaulcoup d'aultres depportemens, de la maulvaise volunte de ses subjectz pour raison de son mariage," &c. Ambassades, iii. 218.

2 and 3. These are evident allusions to Edward Courtenay.