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DEUS NORDS OTTA FEC

Edward Earl of CLARENDON Lord High CHANCELLOR of England, and Chancellor of the University of Oxford AnDni 1667.

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THE

HISTORY

OF THE

REBELLION and CIVIL WARS

IN

ENGLAND,

Begun in the Year 1641.

With the precedent Paffages, and Actions, that contri-
buted thereunto, and the happy End, and Conclufion
thereof by the KING'S bleffed RESTORATION, and
RETURN, upon the 29th of May, in the Year 1660.

Written by the Right Honourable

EDWARD Earl of CLARENDON,

Late Lord High Chancellor of England, Privy Counsellor in
the Reigns of King CHARLES the First and the Second.

Κτῆμα ἐς ἀεί. Thucyd.

Ne quid Falfi dicere audeat, ne quid Veri non audeat. Cicero.

VOLUME III. PART 2.

O X F O RD,

Printed at the THEATER, An. Dom. MDCCVII.

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THE

History of the Rebellion, &c.

BOOK XIII.

Exod. IX. 16, 17.

And in

very deed for this caufe have I raised thee up, for to fhew in thee my power, and that my name may be declared throughout all the Earth. As yet exalteft thou thy felf against my People?

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HE Marquis of Argyle, who did not believe that the King would ever have ventur'd into Scotland upon the conditions he had fent, was surprised with the account the Commiffioners had given him, "that his Majefty refolv'd to Embark the "next day; that he would leave all his Chaplains, and his "other Servants behind him, and only deferr'd to take the "Covenant himself till he came thither, with a resolution to "fatisfy the Kirk if they prefs'd it. Thereupon he immedi- Argyle ately difpatched away another Veffel with new Propofitions, fends now which the Commiffioners were to infift upon, and not to con- Propofitions; fent to the King's coming into that Kingdom, without He the King. likewife confented to thofe. But that Veffel met not with the King's Fleet, which, that it might avoid that of the Parlia ment, which attended to intercept the King, had held its courfe more Northward, where there are good Harbours; and fo had put into a Harbour near Sterlin, that is, within a days Journey of it, but where there was no Town nearer than that for his Majefty's reception, or where there was any accommodation even for very ordinary Pallengers.

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FROM thence notice was fent to the Council of the King's The King arrival: the first welcome he receiv'd, was a new demand arrives in "that he would fign the Covenant himself, before he fet his Scotland. Bb "foot

Vol. III. Part 2.

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