An Abridged History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Death of George II
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...capital, his-countenance was eagerly sought by all the contending parties. He still, however, con-tinued to march his army towards the capital; the whole coun-try equally in doubt as to his motives, and astonished at his reserve. But Monk continued his inflexible taciturnity, and at last came to St. Alban's; within a few miles of London. _ 11. He there sent the rump parliament, who had resumed their seat, a message, desiring them to remove such forces as remained in London to country quarters. In the mean time the houseof commons, having passed votescfor the composure of the kingdom, dissolved themselves, and gave orders for the immediate assembling a new parliament. 12. As yet the new parliament was not assembled, and no person had hitherto dived into the designs of the general. (A.D. 1660.) He still persevered in his reserve; and although the calling of a new parliament was but, in other words, to restore the king, yet his expressions neveronce betrayed the secret of his bosom. Nothing but a security of confidence at last extorted the confession from him. 18. He had been intimate with one Morrice, a gentleman of Devonshire, ofa sedentary, studious disposition, and with him alone did he deliberate upon thegreat and dangerous enterprise of the Restora tion. Sir John Granville, who had "a commission from the king, applied for access to the general; he was desired to communicate his business to Morrice. 14. Granville refused, though twice urged, to deliver his message to any but the general himself; so that Monk, finding that he could depend upon this minister's secrecy, he opened to him his whole intentions: but, with his usual caution, still scrupled to commit any thing to paper. In consequence of this, the king left the...
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