The Retrospective Review Volume 14

The Retrospective Review Volume 14

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...up the vacant seats, and fix a precise time for putting a period to their session, in order that the people may have their desire of a full and free parliament. This was signed next morning by many officers convened for that purpose, and sent to the House by Colonels Lidcot and Clowbery. It was an especial artifice of the General's, to seem to be persuaded to that which he r-eally contrived; but he did not like that any should meddle in cases where he could do all himself; and whenever he was forced to employ others, as in these delicate matters, with an art beyond example, he quickly disentangled himself from the obligation. That same morning, he resolved to march into the city, betimes, before the letter should be read in the house; and, being arrived, be drew up his forces in Finsbury-fields. The citizens, doubtful what his purpose was, looked upon them with apprehension; but this he quickly dispelled, by desiring the lord mayor to summon a common council, which, as that body had been voted down by parliament, was a direct denial of the Rump's authority. To these the General declares his trouble, at seeing the insults offered them by the council of state, whose orders, though he was under the necessity of obeying them, he did nevertheless dislike. He told them he had not forgotten their kind letter received by him at Morpeth, with which he heartily concurred, but that, like a fencer, he was forced to retire backward to make the better guard and the more advantageous assault. He added, that he had sent that morning to the house, to desire a full parliament, and a speedy termination to their sitting, and that he was come to stay among the citizens, and see his desires fulfilled. This declaration was received by the immense concourse of...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846524
  • 9781236846525