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HISTORY OF THE REBELLION
CIVIL WARS IN ENGLAND
BEGUN IN THE YEAR 1641,
EDWARD, EARL OF CLARENDON.
A FRESH COLLATION OF THE ORIGINAL MS. IN THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY,
WITH MARGINAL DATES AND OCCASIONAL NOTES,
W. DUNN MACRAY, M.A., F.S.A.
In Six Volumes.
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS
M DOCC LXXXVIII
A TRUE HISTORICAL NARRATION
REBELLION AND CIVIL WARS IN
And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there not with you,
even with you, sins against the Lord your God ?—2 CHRON. xxviii. 10. Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise
of the seas ; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the
rushing of mighty waters.-ISAIAH xvii. 12. The Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath
closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.-ISAIAH xxix. 10.
11. WHILST these tragedies were acting in England, and 1649 ordinances formed, as hath been said, to make it penal in the highest degree for any man to assume the title, or to acknowledge any man to be king, the King himself remained in a very disconsolate condition at the Hague. Though he knew the desperate state his father was long in, yet the barbarous stroke so surprised him, that he was in all the confusion imaginable, and all about him were almost bereft of their understanding. The truth is, it can hardly be conceived with what a consternation this terrible news was received by all the common people of that country. There was a woman at the Hague, of the middling rank, who, being with child, with the
1 [Life, p. 389.]