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Leyden, by profession, and his companions the Anabaptists, pleased

themselves, after they were become masters of that city. You shall

here likewise have the issue of the whole mock-show.

Quidan, ut imperium suboertant, libertatem proferunt; si

subverterint, ipsam uggredientur. C. TACITUS.

Malignitati fálsa species libertatis inest.

Idem, Histor. Lib. 1.

ELEUTHEROPOLJ. Anno ANABANTIETOMANIAE, C.XIIX.

Imprimatur,

James Cranford.

London, printed for J.S. and L. C. 1644. Quarto, containing thirty-

two pages

455

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Speech : or, his Funeral Sermon

preached by himself on the scaffold on Tower-hill, on Friday the

tenth of January, 1644, upon Hebrews xii. i, 2. Also, the prayers

which he used at the same time and place before his execution. All

faithfully written by John Hinde, whom the archbishop beseeched

that he would not let any wrong be done him by any phrase in false

copies. Licensed and entered according to order. London, printed

by Peter Cole, at the sign of the Printing Press, in Cornhill, near

the Royal Exchange, over against Pope's head alley, 1644.

Quarto, containing twenty pages

478

The Irish Cabinet: or, his Majesty's secret papers for establishing the

papal clergy in Ireland, with other matters of high concernment,

taken in the carriage of the Archbishop of Tuam, who was slain at

the late fight at Sleigo in that kingdom. Together with two exact

and full relations of the several victories obtained by the parlia-

ment's forces, through God's blessing, in the same kingdom.

Ordered by the Commons assembled in parliament, that his Ma-

jesty's papers, taken at Sleigo, be forthwith printed and published.

H. Elsynge, Cler. Parl. D. Com.

London, printed for Edward Husband, printer to the honourable

House of Commons, and are to be sold at his shop at the sign of the

Golden Dragon, in Fleet-street, near the Inner-Temple, January

20, 1645. Quarto, containing twenty-eight pages

485

An Enquiry into the physical and literal sense of that scripture, Jere-

miab, viii. 7,

The stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the

turtle, and the crane, and the swallow obseroe the time of

their coming, gc.

Written by an eminent professor for the use of his scholars, and now

published at the earnest desire of some of them. Printed by J. H.

no date. Duodecimo, containing thirty-six pages

498

A Speech of the right honourable the Earl of Louden, lord chancellor

of Scotland, to a grand committee of both houses of parliament,

upon the twelfth of September, 1645. Published by authority.

Printed at London, by E. P. for Hugh Perry, and are to be sold at

his shop in the Strand, 1645. Quarto, containing eight pages 511

The King's Cabinet opened; or, certain pacquets of secret letters and

papers. Written with the King's own hand, and taken in his

cabinet at Nasby-field, June 14, 1645, by victorious Sir Thomas

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Fairfax; wherein are many mysteries of state, tending to the justi-

fication of that cause, for which Sir Thomas Fairfax joined battle

that memorable day, clearly laid open; together with some anno-

tations thereupon. Published by special order of the parliament.

London, printed for Robert Bostock, dwelling in St. Paul's Church-

yard, at the sign of the King's head, 1646. Quarto, containing

seventy-two pages

514

A true Narrative of the occasions and causes of the late Lord General

Cromwell's anger and indignation against Lieutenant - Colonel

George Joyce (sometimes Cornet Joyce, who secured the King at

Holmby), and his proceedings against him to cashier him from the

army, and imprison and destroy him in his estate. Folio, contain-

ing four pages

557

The Earl of Glamorgan's Negotiations, and colourable commitment

in Ireland demonstrated : or, the Irish Plot, for bringing ten thou-

sand men and arms into England, whereof three hundred to be for

Prince Charles's life-guard. Discovered in several letters, taken in a

pacquet-boat, by Sir Thomas Fairfax's forces, at Padstow, in Corn-

wall. Which letters were cast into the sea, and, by the sea coming

in, afterwards regained; and were read in the honourable House of

Commons. Together with divers other letters, taken by Captain

Moulton, at sea, near Milford-Haven, coming out of Ireland, con-

cerning the same plot and negotiation. Ordered by the Commons

assembled in parliament, that these letters be forthwith printed and

published.

H. Elsynge, Cler. Parl. D. Com.

London, printed for Edward Husband, printer to the honourable

house of commons, March 17, 1645. Quarto, containing thirty-six

pages

562

THE

HARLEIAN MISCELLANY.

AN

HONOURABLE AND WORTHY SPEECH,

Spoken in the High Court of Parliament,
BY MR. SMITH OF THE MIDDLE-TEMPLE,

October 28, 1641,

Concerning the Regulating of the King's Majesty's Prerogative, and the

Liberties of the Subjects. With a Motion for the speedy Redress of all Grievances, under which the Church and State do lie.

London, printed by Bernard Alsop, 1641, Quarto, containing eight Pages.

Mr. Speaker, THE HE last time we assembled, we sat like a college of physicians, upon

the life and death of three great patients; whose bleeding hearts lay prostrate before us, and we arrived at that critical minute, either to receive relief, or eternal destruction. The three fortunate nations were presented to us, in all their distractions, and grown to such a superlative in their miseries, that, like nursing mothers bereaved of their tender infants, they were careless of wbat might happen to them, Quia perdiderunt libertates. These three kingdoms, whose peace and amity filled the remaining world with envy and emulation, and were, like that happy trinity of faith, hope, and charity, in a perfect union, had but now their swords edged to each otbers confusion. O scelus hominum! Height of impiety! Kai su teknon! said Cæsar in the senate; it was not his death that grieved him, but that his son should advance his hand to his slaughter. How many sons and Nerocs had we, whose earnest endeavours were to rip up their mother's womb, and, like vipers, eat through her bowels, and to lay desolate their father's house:

Quis talia fando Temperet a lachrymis ?. And yet all this had been but a prologue to our tragedy, had not God Almighty pleased to interpose his hand, and to have been a pillar of fire betwixt us and our captivity, and to have wrought our deliverance, by his great instrument, the parliament; whose constant labour it hath been, for this year past, to create a true understanding and firm peace between the nations; which I hope is so accomplished, that it is not in the power

of the devil, or all his works, ever to dissolve it. This, I say, was the work of our last sitting. Give me leave, sir, I beseech you, to deliver what I coticeive convenient to be of this: To give God his duc, to establish rights between king and people, and to compose things amongst ourselves.' That we may give God his due, we must advance his worship, and compel obedience to his commands, wherein he hath been so much neglected. Honour and riches have been set up for Gods, in competition with him; idolatry and superstition have been introduced, even into his house, the church, and he expulsed ; his name hath been blasphemed, and his day prophaned, by the authority of that unlawful book of sports; and thuse, who would not tremble thus to dishonour God, would not scruple to do it to their parents, or injure their neighbours, either by murther of themselves, or names, or by adultery, David's great crimes : They have not only robbed God of his honour, but men of their estates, and of part of themselves ; members and ears have been set to sale, even to the deforming of that creature, whom God had honoured with his own image ; that they might colour this their wickedness, perjury and false testimony have been more frequent with them, than their prayers; and all this proceeded out of an inordinate desire of that which was their neighbours; and thus God in all his commandments hath been abused. Can we then wonder at his judgments, or think he could do less to right himself upon such a rebellious people than he hath ?

I beseech you, sir, let us do something to seat him in his throne, and worship all with one mind, and not that every one should go to God a way by himself; this uncertainty staggers the unresolved soul, and leads it into such a labyrinth, that, nut knowing where to fix, for fear of erring, sticks to no way; so dies before it performs that, for which it was made to live: Uniformity in his worship is that which pleaseth him, and if we will thus serve him, we may expect protection from him.

The next thing that I conceive fit to be considered, is, to cause the rights, both of the king and people, truly to be understood ; and in this, to give that authority to the prerogative which legally it hath, and to uphold the subjects liberty from being minced into servitude.

That the king should have a prerogative, is necessary for his honour; it differences him from his people; but, if it swells too high, and makes an inundation upon his subjects liberty, it is no longer then to be stiled by that name: the privilege of the subject is likewise for his majesty's high honour. King David gloried in the number of his people; and Queen Elisabeth delivered in a speech in parliament, that the greatness of a prince consisted in the riches of his subjects; intimating, that then they stood like lofty cedars about him to defend him from the storms of the world, and there were ample demonstrations of that, in that renowned queen's reign; but what encouragement can they have, either to increase their numbers, or estates, unless they may have protection both

for themselves, and estates? therefore, the privilege and greatness of the subjects are relatively for the honour of the prince,

Prerogative and liberty are both necessary to this kingdom; and, like the sun and moon, give a lustre to this benighted nation, so long as they walk at their equal distances; but when one of them shall venture into the other's orb, like those planets in conjunction, they then cause a deeper eclipse. What shall be the compass then, by which these two must steer? Why nothing but the same by which they are, the law; which if it might run in the free current of its purity, without being poisoned by the venomous spirits of ill-affected dispositions, would so fix the king to his crown, that it would make him stand like a star in the firmament, for the neighbour-world to behold and tremble at.

That they may be the better acted, I shall humbly desire, that after so many times, that great charter, the light of the law, may be reviewed, the liberty of the subject explained, and be once more confirmed ; and penalties imposed on the breakers, and let him die unto the bargain, that dares attempt the act.

The last thing, that falls into consideration, is, to set things right amongst ourselves, the subjects of England; and in this, so to provide, that the Mecenasses of the times may not, like great jacks in a pool, devour their inferiors, and make poverty a pavement for themselves to trample on. This hath been a burthen we have long groaned under; for if a great one did but say the word, it was sufficient to evict my right, even from my own inheritance. They had both law and justice so in a string, that they could command them with a nod; and thus people have been disinherited of their common right, the law, which is as due to them, as the air they breathe in.

On the other side, we must take care, that the common people may not carve themselves out justice, by their multitudes. Of this we have too frequent experience, by their breaking down inclosures, and by raising other tumults, to as ill purposes ; which if they be not suddenly suppressed, to how desperate an issue this may grow, I will leave to your better judgments. My humble motion, therefore, is, that an intimation may go forth, unto the country, to wish those that are injured to resort to courts of law. And, if there they fail of justice, in parliament they may be confident to receive it.

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