Beyond the seas, far and neere, was a good opinion conceived of my studies philosophicall and mathematicall. First, from Lovayne did the favourable fame of my skill in good literature so spread, that thereupon divers noblemen (Spaniardes, Italians, and others) came from the Emperour Charles the Vth, his court at Bruxelles to visit me at Lovayne, and to have some proofe of me by their owne judgementes : so came the Duke of Mantua to me : so came Don Luys de la Cercla, afterwardes Duke cle Medina Cœli in Spaine, unto me : so came to me, after them, from the Emperour’s court at Bruxells, the honourable Sir William Pykering, Knight, and there with me remained sorne tyme, and of me was instructed in logick, rhetorick, arithmetick, in the use of the astronomer’s staff, the use of the astronomer’s ringe, the astralabe, in the use of both globes, &c. Thither came sorne out of Bohemia unto me, with strange and no vulgar opinion, settled in their imaginations, of my skill, as may appeare by the Record of some part of the History in my Ephemerides noted. Thither came some out of Denmarke unto me, as Mathias Hacus, Danus, Regis Daniæ Mathematicus ; Joannes Capito, Medicus Regis Daniæ, and a good mathematician also ; as by letters lying on the table is evident. There I did, for recreation, look into the method of the civile law, and profited therein so much, that in antimonys, imagined to be in the law, I had good hap to finde out (well allowed of) their agreementes ; and also to enter into a plaine and due understanding of divers civill lawes, accounted very intricate and darke. Of that my study in the law your honor hath on the table the testimonie of the University of Lovayne ; and by other letters unto me about that time it may appear.