The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler

The Poetical Works of Samuel Butler

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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. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ... was dug up, and his head set up at the sarther end of Westminster-ha 11, jiear which place there is an house os entertainment, which is commonly known by the name os Heaven..ip. 131, 231. Oliver's eldest fon, Kichard, was by him, bi.sore his death, declared his successor, and, by order os the I'rivy Council, proclaimed Lord Protector, and received the compliments os congratulation and condolence at the same time srom the Lord Mayor and Court os Aldermen; and addresses were presented to him srom all parts, os the nation. promifing to stand by him with their lives and sortune. He summoned a parliament to meet at Westminster, which recognized him Lord Protector; yet, notwithstanding. Fleetwood, Desborough, and their partisans, managed affairs fo, that he was obliged to refign. What opinion the world had os him, we learn srom Lord Clarendon's account os his vifit msof. to the Prince osContf, "Who first laid by the Parl'axnent, The only crutch on which he leant, And then sunk underneath the state, 235 That rode him above, horseman' weight. And now the Saints began their reign, For which they d yearn'U so long in Yain, And selt such bowcl-hatikerings, To see an empire, ail os kings, -40 at Pezenas, who received him civilly, as he did ail strangers and particularly the English; and, aster a sew words, (not knowing who he was) the Prince began to discourse os the affairs os England, and asked many questions concerning the King, and whether all men were quiet, awl submitted obediently to him? which the other answered according to the truth. Well, said the Prince, Oliver, though he was a trai" tor and a villain, was a brave sellow, had great parts, great ' courage, and was worthy to command: but sor that Ri" chard, that coxcomb, more

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