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-EMAR1 THE

HISTORY

OF

EN G'L A N D.

CHA P. XXXIII.

THE COMMONWEALTH.

ROMWELL, who had secretly solicited, A. Ò. 1649. and contrived the king's death, now began to feel wishes to which he had hitherto been a stranger. His prospects widening as he rose, his first principles of liberty were all lost in the unbounded stretch of power that lay before him. When the peers met on the day appointed in their adjournment, they entered upon bufiness, and sent down fome yotes to the commons, of which the latter deigned not to take the least notice. In a few days after the comVOL. III.

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