Quippe Ipsi Noruagi Primi, Quod Nobis Constet, Terra Nostra
Incola; A Quibus Oriundi Sunt Islandi, Artem Illam, Sicut Etiam Aureos
Argenteosque Nummos, Secum Ex Noruegia Attulerunt; Vt Initio Non Fuerit
Minor Argenti Et Auri Vsus Apud Nos, Quam Est Hodie.
Et quidem ante Danorum, Germanorum, Anglorumue frequentes ad nos
nauigationes, terra nostra multo, quam nunc, senescentis mundi incommoda,
coelo soloque persentiens, fertilior, in delectis simis quibusque locis,
Cereris munera produxit.
The same in English.
THE FOURTH SECTION.
[Sidenote: Krantzius. Munster.] They leade their liues in holy simplicitie,
not seeking any more then nature doeth afforde. A happie Nation, whose
pouertie no man doth enuie. But the English and Danish merchants suffer
not the nation to be at rest, who frequenting that countrey to transport
fishing, haue conueighed thither our vices, together with their manifolde
wares. For nowe, they haue learned to brew their water with corne, and
beginne to despise, and loath the drinking of faire water. Now they couet
golde and siluer like vnto our men.
Simplicitie, &c. I am exceedingly glad, that the commendation of holy
simplicitie is giuen vnto vs. But it grieueth vs that there is found so
great a decay of iustice, and good lawes, and so great want of gouernement
amongst vs, which is the cause of many thousande haynous offences which all
honest and godly men doe continually bewayle. This inconuenience doth not
happen through the negligence of the highest Magistrate, that is of our
most gracious King, but rather by our owne fault, who doe not present these
thinges vnto his Maiestie, which are disorderly committed without his
knowledge, and which are wanting in the inferiour Magistrate.
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