The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641 Volume 5
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1798 edition. Excerpt: ...drawn out, though but to Winter. Quarters, twenty Miles from London, and the Earl of Essex fixed his head Quarters at Windfor, to straiten the King's new Garrison at Reading, and sent strong Parties still abroad, which got as much ground as, at that time of the year, could reasonably be expected; that is, brought those adjacent Counties entirely under the obedience of the Parliament, which would at least have kept themselves Neutral: And still persuaded the People, "that their work was even at an end, "and that the King's Forces would be swallowed up "in a very short time: " so that there was no day, in which they did not publish themselves to have obtained some notable Victory, or taken some Town, when in truth each Party wisely abstained from disturbing the other: Yet the Bulk of their supply came only from the Ciiy of London. For though their Ordinance extended over the whole Kingdom, they had power to execute it only there j I o o K for it was not yet time to try the Affections of all plaVI. ces within their own Verge, with the severe exercise of that Authority. And therefore divers of the Wealthiest and most' Substantial Citizens of London, observing liberty to be taken by all Men to Petition the Houses, and the Multitude of the Petitioners to carry great Authority with them, and from those Multitudes and that Authority, the brand to have been laid upon the City, " of being an Enemy to Peace," met together, and prepared a very modest and moderate Petition to the Houses; in which they desired "such f Propositions and Addresses might be made by f Them to his Majesty, as he might with his Honor comply with, and thereby a happy Peace ensue;" which, being signed by many thoufand hands, was ready to be...
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