So Much of the Diary of Lady Willoughby as Relates to Her Domestic History; And to the Eventful Period of the Reign of Charles the First
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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... they would take the Matter into Confideration. The next day after Dinner, and when they had fcarcely taken their Seats, Newes was brought them that the King was coming with Hundreds of arm'd Men and Officers; they fearing Violence and Strife in the Houfe, order'd the accufed Members to leave the Houfe: which they did juft in time. My Lord fayth the King knock'd haftily on the Doore, and came in with the Prince Palatine, leaving the arm'd Men at the Doore. The whole Houfe ftood up uncovered: the King walked ftraightway to the Speaker's Chaire, and feated himfelfe therein. Then he caft fearching lookes around, and not feeing thofe he fought, fpoke in a fevere Tone, afking were any of thofe Perfons there, ending with thefe Words, or fome fimilar, / do expeSt, asfoon as they come to the Houfe, you you will fend them to me; otherwife I muji take my owne Courfe to find them, and arofe and went out, amidft Murmuring and cries of Privilege. This open Defiance of King and Parliament has created a vaft ftir: and many marvel at the bold bearing of the Houfe. The next Day the King went into the City of London, when the Common Councill were aflembled at the Guildhall; but made not much Impreffion: neverthelefTe he got a good Dinner at the Houfe of one of the Sherijfes. For fome days no Tidings have reached us: all that we have heard of late is of the Militia Bill, which is calling forth ftrong Feelings on both Sides. The Queene and Princejje are at length gone into Holland: it is fayd fhe hath taken, befide her Plate, the Crown Jewells. The King returned returned not to Whitehall, but is at Theobalds, the Prince of Wales with him. This Forenoon my little Daughter Fanny mowed fo wilfull and froward a Spirit, refuting to do that me was told, that I was...
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