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thofe men r who flood fo ftri&iy for the
morality of the Sabbath, did by grofs and
carnal fabbatization, thrice out*go the fu~
perftition of the Jews."

As to Sir Henry Mildmay's depofition,
he obferved, that he had formerly declared,-
that his Grace was the moft hated at Rome,
bf any orfe that had fat in the fee of Can-
terbury, fince the reformation ; and as for
his being an obfcUreperfon till within thefe
fifteen years, he had been a Biftiop twenty-
three years, and it was eighteen fince he
was made Deag of his Majefty's chapel ;
ami, if a ehara&er, given him by his ene-
mies, fckhet- malicidufly or ignorafltly, was
fufficitnt lo ground a charge of this nature
upon, ic might lie in the power of two or
three Jefuits, to deftroy any Bifhop in
1'Algfrnd r And, after all, he much <juet
ridifed, wither Sir Henry Mlldmay had
evtf been ai! Rome.

At another hearing the 17th of June, hfc.
was aliufed as Being the occafion of Dam*
port's teaving his benefice, and retiring toi
Hfettatid ;Jand with faying, (when hejieant
WVa^ain^tv/vEmlaixl) * That his *tm
fhowldgreach iriita there." ' * • .-J »t

Ttet^nc Nathaniel Wfck«s; had bee»
toprifcned nine wteks, only for bdng. a
fervant cb Mr. Prynne* that upon his tc
fufmg the oath ox officio, his Gracrikid/
ih£ change flrould be taken fttrognfeffio \
and tha^his friers were refufecta fight of
the articles againft him. . \ * ,

Hi* GAcfc was alfo charged with ftnp-
piog books, at the prefs, and expunging
paffitge* ogt of them; and particularly the
Englifli Bible with Geneva notes : And
that he: had ufed his power, toTupprefs
feme books in Holland -, that he fupprefled
an- Almanack, that left out the apoftles

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T R f A L S. gy

and inferted the martyrs of
Queen Mary's reign in their ftead.

jFBs Grace anfwered, as to Damport thr
clergyman's leaving his benefice and flying,
to Holland, it appeared by the evidence,
that he went away upon a fummons from*
the High Commifllon $ that his Grace had:
prevented a profecution againft him once,
but he was not obliged to do it .always \
and that he was a dangerbus and factious
taan, nor was a fit the plantations fhould
prated iiich.

That as to Prynne's man, he was in*-
prifoned.for refuting ~«he v oath ex officio ;:
and It was {he Coflftant pra&ice of the
High ComnrifiSon, the Star-Chamber, and
the Chancery, totake the charge "pro ton*
ftfi* <where die party HerfWed «o anfwer
upon oat hi nor di& thclHigh Commifficwv
cvrt grant a copy of the articles, ' rill the
party took the oath tx officio.

That' as to his flopping' the Bibles witb

Geneva notes, thofe ndtes were v$r? partial,,

fediti^usy and dangerbus, and of late tifed

to very ill purpofes j for which rcafon the

High- Comrrfiflion had been morfe fevare

agfttn&them thanl formerly \ that they hid

alfo retrained thd importing Bibles *Yom.

Hollands becauft^it/was <a N great- difcou*

niymflnttx^theJE^glifh printers ; and that

jthc ftates iwwe!^revkiled qA^Iq fupprels

fptnefeiiidous: libels ag^irift thtf ftatfc.ind

- chords ofrEi^lsnd, .that had beenptinted

;in Holland. ' - * - ^- ,.', } , ....

His Grace being hretiqht fvom ihi
Tower to/Weftmintter e»ery dayito/liis
'trial, relates - that at hi* land frig,, he -was
generally .faiuted with- reproac|tf«l lan^
guage, and particularly- by. one Quarter*
maii, who.this 'day cried but,-"* Wfratido-
the Lords mean, to *be '.troubled. ib ofcjm
with this bafe fellow i They would tkiiweU
to hang him out. of f|ie way." •;» Nm * was
Nicholas the mjmagerlpfe fcurrilous, vajfecn
his Grace appeared at the bar, giving him
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avorfe language, than a man of any edu-
cation would have given to his flave.

To prove the charge of popery againft
tnm this day, they produced a letter,
found in his Grace's ftudy, that had been
-written from a Jefuit to his fuperior'j
wherein the Jefuit ftid, That Arminianifm
was their drug, and their plot againft the
Proteftants •, and urged, that his 'Grace
•was the great fupporter of the Armlnians ;
Jtbat he difcouraged le&'ures who preached
againft k ; 'and that he had taken upon
him to alter the prayers for the 5th of No^-
vember : And laftly, That his .Grace had
refilled to licence a. book of Sir Anthony
Hungefford's, and 4 referred him to one of
his chaplains. '"' '

The Archbiffiop flnfwered, Tf it was' a
, trrme for i minifter of Aate, to ' feize the
Jefiiits letters, how (hou!d they deteft their
plots againft religion ; that the letter was
not directed to him, and he did not fee
how he. could be charged with any thing
the Jduits faid in their letters ; that it
could never be for the peace of the church,
toallow fa&ious and huiriourfome leftures;
and if he had altered the prayers' for the
5th of November in fome little 'matters,
jiis accufers ought to remember,' they had
not only altered, but had taken away, this
ahej the whole Liturgy of the cluirch &f
England, which' had been fo long efta-
JbHlhed by aft of Parliament ; and abolifh-
\ng epifcopacy, which had continued in
the church of Chrift about fixteen hundred

As to his refufing to licenfe Sir An-
thony Hungerford's book, he left thefe
things to his Chaplains, as his predeceflbrs
had always done. It was impoffible they
Ihould jcrufe every book themfelves.

On the 27th of June his Grace was
charged \u:h the following paflages out of
a fpeecK he made in the Star-Chamber;
from whence the managers faid, it was I
trident he held tranfubftantmtion, viz J


" The altar is the greateft place of. God?$
refidence on earth, greater than the pul-
pit ; for there it is, . hoc eft corpus nuum,
This is my body, but in the other it is at
moft, hoc eft ver-Hm mtwm % This is my
Word ; and a greater reverence is due to
the body, than to the word of God."
* He was alfo charged again, with licen-
fing Popifh and Arminian books, and fuf-
fered his Chaplains to preach and print Ar*
minian do&rincs.

To this his Grace anfwered, that Mr.
Nicholas the manager, confounded tran-*
fubftantiation with the real prefence ; that
Calvin, who was an enemy to tranfubftan-
ti&tion, yet held a real and true prefence ;
that St. Paul obferves a great fin was com-
mitted in his time, " In not difcerning the
Lord's Body, when unworthy communi-
cants received 5 that this was at the holy-
table or altar, St. Paul fays, they received,
yet did not difcern the Lord's Body - r and
yet he did not think St. Paul aoamtained
tranfubftantiation j that the communion
was ever held to be the touchftonc of re-
ligion. All divines agreed with what our
Saviour taught, Matt. xxvi. 2& That the
Paffion of Chrift, and this: b'efled facra-
ment, have the fame efieft, where the
latter is worthily received.

He ftid, he did not know his Chaplains

Sreicthed of jtfiirttid Popifh or Armiaian
odWhes, ttr liceftfed any book that main-
tained theta* but if they did, they were
anfweraMefdr it . ;

This day' an' order was- made for re-
moving all the Archbifhop's books from
Lambeth ; &nd it i* faid, they were given
to the infamous Hugh Peters, CromwelPs

The next thing infilled on, was, his
Graced preferring none but men popifh ly
aflefted; or thofe, who promoted cere-
monies and the Arminian do&rine* in-
ftancing in Archbilhop Neile, Dr. Bray,

Dr. Pierce,

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Dr. Pierce, and other celebrated clergy-
men. - . ,

Then they charged him with caufing;
many pious and learned divines to be
filenced, deprived, &c, according to the
eleventh original article. They alfoytat
upon the fixth additional article, which*
charges him with hindering and buying: in
of impropriations. ,

To thefe article his Grace anfwersd*
That moft of the clergymen, mentioned to.
be preferred by him, were preferred by
others ; neither did he know they held
Popifli or Arminian do&rines ; that none
were filenced or deprived, but faftious
preachers and lecturers* and thefe moft of
them by -other Biihops or the High Com-
miffion \ for which he was not anfwerable.
That the* defign of buying in imprpv
priattons, was a projedfc to undermine the
church. The twelve men who were made
the Trufitfes in this matter, took upon
thera^ without any authority, to difpofeof
this: charity, {as it was called) to whom
theyi&vifit^jand beftowed it only on rpen
di&ffedsdtp the chijrch, to fchool-mafters
and ftudents of the Univerfity, to breed
them up in oppofition to the church $ ;and
difpofed of none of it tp the prefent incunv
bents, to whom the tythes were due,, ijnlefs
they appeared to be of &cir„Jja&iops-pfin-
cipics;: and/ by ^hefe.jpeflas t|)ey ; wwW,
in a (hart time* jhyaye brought grea$ part of
the clergy sx> depend QP fhepi * whffqypon,
Mr. Attorney advifing, t tfi#t)Kjj>roje&
was illegal, the matter w^ tf ied apd ad-
judged 40'Jae the. Court pf Exchequer \
but that no man had been more zealous
for puuehafing impropriations thanhimlelf,
where they might be applied to their
proper ufe.

> -His Grace being brought to the bar
again .on, the 17th of June, was charged -
with making a divifion between the church
of England and the foreign reformed
churches, by depriving the foreign churches

here, of their privilege* ; , and that
paflagu in his book affainft Filler, viz.
4 VNo Bifhop, no Church," was urged as
a further proofcpf his intention ; A paflage
iU'Bifhop Montagu's book alfo was cited
fgaipfr his Grace, viz. v That none but a
Bifhop could ordain, unlefs in caf$ pf ne-
ceffity :" And a third thing infilled on was,
his advifing Bifhop Hall, npt to affirm
pofitively, That the Pope was Antichrift:
Another offence was* his having* afierted,
That church government by BUfrops was
not alterable by hunjaij laws. "

, Then the 13th original articlev.and the
7th additional .article were proceeded on,
wh^chi .^Jiarge him. ^vith traiterou fly endea-
vouring to reconcile the church of England
to t\\c .church, of*- J£pzp£ % to -maintain
which, I}r. Featjy deppfed,, That atfout
thirty years fince, his Grace was reported
to be Popiflil) affede4 at Oxford •, afidone
Harris depofed, that he was told hi$ Grace
would leave the church of England/ And
a letter or two, found in his Grace's, ftudy,
from the Pope to fome other perfons, were
looked upon as afurtheif evidence,. of- hi*
Grace's being in a horrid plot, to Tedopn
cile . the .fchwrch of England to Rome*
which was faid to be confirmed by his in-
timate acquainting wUh the Puke of,
Buckingham; by the favour Jie was, in
with the Queen j and by , papers feflt hiqib
by one Habernfield, about a pfctf;. ,ap4j
laftly, his having been offered a Car^iaiftib
cap. . j

His Grace's anfwer to this part ,p£ f the
charge, was, That the inferengfcNo Bifhop*;
no Church, was St. Jerome's -, 4nd if thejfc
were offended at it, they would. dp well tqt r
anfwer him •, that ijc was the opinion aifo,p£?
many learned and moderate divines, tfiaj: >
none but a Bifliop could ordain, unlefs ify,
cafe of neceflity - 9 and whether the foreign-
churches were undex, that neceflity, might t
defcrye confideration > that he did indeed-
advife Bifhop Hall, not tp aflert pofitivq^ ,


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the Pope was Antichrift'-, and obfervcd
what King James faid, when he wfcs re-
flected on for faying, the Pope was Anti-
chrift, viz. " I maintain it not as a point
of faith, but as a probable opinion; for
which, I haye more grounds, than the
Pope has for his challenge of temporal
power over princes: let him recall this
opinion, and I will recall that-," adding*
he did not believe the calling the Pope An-
tichrift ever converted one understanding
Papift : Nor had Gabriel Fowel done the
church of England much fervice abroad,
by affirming, ° That he was as certain the
Pope was Antichrift, a$ that Jefus Chrift
was the Son of God, and the Redeemer of
the world :" However, he faid, he left
people to think as their judgments guided
them •, as appeared by his licenfing Dr.
Featley's fermons, where he endeavours to
prove the Pope Antichrift, and the Whore
of Babylon.

To which Nicholas replyed in a flood of
abufive language, and concludedfThat the
Afchbirtiop was " Pander to the Whore of
Babylon." Whereupon his Grace faid, If
they did not think fit to treat him as an
Archbtfhop, he hoped he Ihould be ufed
as a Chriftian ; and, were it not for the
duty he owed to God and his own inno-
cence, he would defert his defence, rather
tfcan endure fuch language: And the
Lords were fo good as to exprefs fome
rifftike; at the abufive language that had;
been given him.

: Then his Grace proceeded in his defence,
and faid, Though he had afferted the go-
vernment of the church by Bjfliops, was
riot alterable by human laws •, yet he held,
tkat Btfhops might be reftrained and limit-
ed by human laws, in thofe things which s
were but incidents to their calling; but
their calling, fo far as it was by divine
right, could not be taken away, which
was the judgment of the church of Eng-
land j as appeared by the preface to the

book of Ordination, which fays, " From
the apoftles time there have been three
orders of miniftcrs in the church of Chrift,
Bifhops, Priefts, and Deacons •/• and that
this book was confirmed by the ftatute of
the 8th of Eliz. cap. i. observing, That it
was a little abfurd in them, to cry out of
innovations, who had thrown Bifhops out"
of the church, after they- had continued hi
it fixteen hundred years.

As to his being Popiflily afle&ed, he
obferved, thefe were but reports, and the
witnefTes had not inftanced in one Popiftv
opinion held by him, except it was, his
aflerting the neceflity of Baptim, in the
> Divinity-fchool at Oxford. As to their in-
ferring that he was Popiflily affe&ed, from*
fome of the Pope's letters found in his
ftudy, and directed to other people, this
was not at all concluding •, for his prede-
ceflbr had many fuch letters by him, with-
out any fuch imputation *, nor did his in-
timacy with the Duke of Buckingham,
prove him to be for a Popilh match, either
with Spam or France, or difcover his in-
clination to Popery, any more than her
Majefty's favour.

As to Habernfield's plot, his Grace
fhewed, he fent the papers to the King im-
mediately after his receiving them-; and
by thofe it appeared, There was a con-
fpiracv againft his own life : He wondered
therefore with what colour they could pro-
duce thofe papers againft him.

He did acknowledge, that a pepfon be-
longings to a certein ambalfador, did offer
Kim a cardinal's hat* but he immediately
acquainted his Majefty with it * and they
ought to have done him the juftice to have
mentioned his a/ifrer to the offer, (viz.)
iC That fomewhat dwelt in him, which would
not buffer him to accept that, till Rome was
altered *" But as to' any other affer by Sig-
nior Con, as his enemies had fuggefted, he-
knew nothing of it ; neither did he fuffer
Con to come near him, though great appli-

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cation was made to him that he would f
Concluding, that if the offer of a Cardinal*?
hat, woufd make a trian. a traitor,, then any
Pkpift might bring a BifliOp witKiii. the
danger of high treafon.

On the 2+th of July, the managers went
upon the fame articles they did at the pre-
ceding hearing, ond repeated a. great deal
of the fame matter :*They charged htm al-
to with faying, *' That the church of Mo me
and ours, was all one \ that we did not dif-
fer in fundamentals^ but in circumftances ;
that Rome was a true church, 1 * &c. That
he favoured Pagifts and releaftd them put of !
prilbn i entertainfcd and harboured Sir To-
by* Matthew, and feviral Fopifli priefts,
tefufed to commit flflier the Jefuit-, and
was very intimate with Secretary Winder
bank, who ufed to difmifs Popim. priefts,
whcn.the rtidflengers had. taken; them';, that
that the pifefts hadj thd'bfcfl lodgings in
Newgate, add the liberty of walking, the
iHrcrtT; lilat ! he Would not. fufffcr'Popidh
bobkfc thfr£wfei* token tO'be deftroyed, but
fttqiieittty turned them to 'the owners •
and fhaV hte had ftid rn the preface to hi£
book againft f ifher, " ThattohTs reihem-
T>ratuk,"Hc h^ildt giVeiihim oi"' His* any i
coatfefeA^a^l- "f ' ' 'V' 1 ''. .;!' .* ,

Hfe Cfcattf anfwered; a's to the churches
of En§fand*and / Rome , being i afl one, That ,
^istfWdfc were, "Nor do the Church of
fcom* ; ktfd the'PftHfcftanft #t utf k'awtifc'rjt
religion, for thb ChHftiafi' rtfigipn ft'thfc
feme hvboth f 'kitd Ire ojfl&V&t, ^hafuri-
jefirthfcy mairttainedPa^flkwere^O tfiri-
ftiin»^th*y : c6u1d taakc 1 flothihg of this
jtfffo^:.' AM as to' Mi faying', * r We ffld
not dif&ritf'fdndametttals •" Calvin him-
Telf had^tefftl^^THiVin d*(frgU olf
AmichHfttht foundations bf the church r'e r
mabicd ; m J lhePadacy -ftftlf^ that tye idhurcfc
•migTit^ofWholly>fri(h:^ ; ; * A !

A* to ^U being intimate with Ifa. Stf-
arefery Y/indebank; he was ati* o!d fptfftdl
andhe tHonght Kifti af matftJf WottVtftf,
; : -t5oi. 1. No v 5,

tRIALS. mr

jfhe wM%QW v cd, the fccretaiy was living,
and muft^Wrof ,for himfelf He acknow*
le^ed^He fent£our pounds torekaftFludd
but of prifonjit being represented to him r
that h^ was a convert froi* Popery,.and his-
i'mprifonmeiit occafioned on that account^-
of which Be produced a wjuiefa: He ajfo
brought, th? fcTvarits thv attepded him
conftantly. wha depoifed, 'They never iaw
Si* Toby Matthew with his Grace, or any:
Popilh prieft entertained by him \ and as
to hi flier the Jefuit, hc,did nqt think it pro*
per to ad in tfyat mattes,, ,(houw be
faid, V'deftro^d himfelf becaufc he coukk
n6t.anfwer j|ifm, ; * •

\ As to Popift^ bobk^ he faid^it .was the
conftant courfe of the high commiflion to*
give them to their regifi$r, to lay-up in his
office, and when they had a. good nuoibef
Of them, thegto burp jhero*, and if anjr
were 're-deTivered to. the . owners, . it was^
when they were not found dangerous. .

He thought it Very, hard they ihouldi
charge him with the confinement or liberty
given to the ; prisoners in* Newgate ; thejp
did: fure defi^n'.to pria^e ibe Ar,chbiCbop
Ree-per'pf Newgaite. ' tyd fyftly, ** tq his
•^i-^i S „ mj^_._ UA >. ; - Fi(hcr, r and

_ t r.owagain^
1| of l opinipp that ill 1*0?
guage added very little weight tp an argu-
ment. , ,t . ( .^ . :

1 Hjs [ df^e' being trQught^ toi th^,^
agaiA.iiie '^gth of July, the man^gersjwent
upoo x^e' 1 4th 9figin^l arti/cle,.{ vizO- £ Xhat
to ^vent his being (Jueftioned forthefe
artd* other his traiterou^ proceedings, he )i^4
endeavoured tafubvertthe rights of Parlia.-
fnent^ ancf create a divi'fion between hu-
Jwtjntrfty "ahrf fife people, an^ ruin his kjng :
dbms y for which they impeached him . of
hij|h treafon: ' 4 . * x * ,\ .. [

t} jt^he evidence^ to fuppOrt his charge, w?s^
iThat he HacT ifflftecT the Dvikeof BUck1ng^
ham in making two fpecchesi-whtn htrwas
impeached by the Houft of Commons j and-
Dd; % that.

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ijtpfl He hbped^j^fr''^ would how

"ittik^ ! g(Sod Sielatter, "ihd 'hang him.

To the charge, pf this day h*s Gpcc an-
fifefcd, Th^t there V^ent no partk:i)Ur faults

JraWieihV ami tftat the jiapter Was Hibfc'ribcd ■
WLaiid :' A iJafi% Oflt of Ws, Diary alio i
Was rcatl , : w^fHk^sleniiiit^ttof aHi'ifticnVs '

jfifaJHi Aaltttm '$ucah ' Muc^inihawU fth
peria-dii &? fafoca'plt' omMd'$u%Uca''nea)tta,i
trifhit iiftum 'ejtyfi'd PorUjUtfeftUnfoWitin.':
W feftm "ft ' #& obferved He 'charged the
PaflraA'ehf witti nfjttiw. ; Artier* vjdepci
of-Wi kv<n^6rt- tt> yaHVahft*^ 4 Ws ^ajd'i'to

khis affiftingjn drawing utf.itKe j5rbcia>ria'-
m %pf>«0Wg Ae frfcteds^c^oA-

faptAidi'* ptfper tfUO'^raS produced, called
Mi Grat****** Rerfftffts agafnft Parliaments,* ,
Mi to be 1 of 'HU'dWri 1 hWtf- $iiti ng :' $h'd,tbe
JMteWirtgWdrwferfeMd/ouV^bis Diary
a&flntf MmV^Vi^'TKc MYitfieafwfiiqfi
jv;js ctitfolved j£> 'fctfaWh? Mi;' fdu^lit jny
fbVn r *s klfofoitte ; note$ oh ]Sir Benjapiin
JSaflyardViJjeech in Parliament.'
^ -'jtaoditr p^Tage in his Diary was read.

afod lyfag oh'the floor : { I am alinoft >very ,
^ 1 lhlieacefn^d a 'Wiih 4 r(NLnv f <jod^grar*t /this ;
bejioomen of it." jAnqthpr ra&^iialf
lAitnC ]d uc/ Whichilhe manner? lupplpi pjit
iif ;their own iriventi6p, was reaa •,, whereiji
ihev make him fay, that " Magna t^harta
had an obicure birth, and was fbftered by
an ill nurfe :" And concluded with part pf
a dream, the £arl of Pembroke deppfed,
that his Grace related to him, (viz.) u That
he ftiould come to greater preferment in
the church, and power in the (late, tliab
any man of his birth and calling had done
before •, but in the ,<nd hie ihould be
Jianged. ' ^ . ., > rr

:o v,

abk^p^edgeefhe dr>* then), but he followed
his inftrui^ons cjofe, arte} copldnbt imagine
jtftafever^^ bWa f pa<{e a

foon^afipn for t 'i charge of hi^n trealpjiV [
y He;pr^tetled heficver g|ve.$irS^:kvijle
tCroweJ . apy fuch jp^pef as wis mentioned*
and the '/truth c* it was very much to be
fufpefted, >n as much, as it was faid to be
figned W. Laud, and he „wa$ xhen,bifliop
ya Stl tJavwfs, ! an^ always fubTc'ribccl him-
telf GailSMeneytn while he held that fee:
^Tnaahi; teftimpnv ctf Bland, wasinconfifleot;
for H<f depofed fint*. That the propofuions
in that ^aper, werq t^e occ^fian of the dif r
fetation ^ of the Parhamenit^ and withiii
three linps h^fjy^ tl ey were delivered to
the Dujtepf^^jnRh^. »fter ^hc Parliar
ment was uitfolve'd^-rThat the/words
privat*. rnaijtia in hU Diary, could, not re-
late to' the rarliameht, but to fome privat?
men ih thia^Parlianieni *, And as to the pa-

fer called,, ^^ajCpna^aijrfl Parliaments;?
t 'appeared fa contain fame hopes and fear?,
which >yere conceive,d of a Parliament, and
hot feafoni agaiaft fben/ That his Grace
was not the author of thofe hopes .and
fears, .but only gave his advice as a Privy-
counfellor,/ when it was demanded ; and
this was his duty ; however/ ihofc hopes
and fears relate^ but to the fuccecding ru*
lument and their hcpcsjpreyaUing the Par-
Kament fat.- ^— A* to tne note ihThis Diary,
That ^ certain Parliament fought his rain,
thi^ way a much fctter atcument to prove
the ParfiamcQt4prcnjjcs to Turn, t^an ne to

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jlhcm 5 and he thought his diflUcing a paf- 1
fage in SirBCT^mjciR^ud^ard's Ipeech would
toeveK prove 'him ah enemy td Parliaments :
That as to" his. drawing the proclamation,
containing an anfwer to the temonftrance,
Tie did h by command, and agreeable to his
inftruifUons ; ar$ what the remonftrance
tended to, all the world / Were Convinced by I


not to be found in feveral law books. — As
to hte pretended dream, ihougK'the Earl of
Pembroke had ayerrtd the truth of "i^ upon
Tiis honour, He fttvir had any jfuch dr^rr^ ;
he faidhe had hdt'forgbtten tji'e prediQion
•of ouf Saviour, " That in the world we
4 fhould Be fore td meet with affliAion^' Nor
liis prayer, * Father forgive them, for they
knov/ not what they .dp:" And concluded
fcis defence ' with a grayer,. u Tl?at God
would blefsbbtti King and people, fubmit-
ting liimfelf to his divine will."

Then his Grace moved, that a day might
be affigned him to make a recapitulation of
the whole proceedings, and that his counfel
might fpealc to the points of law, which was
granted, .after their Lord Ihips had conluk-
ed the^tfmmoni* and Monday the id. of
September was appoirt ted for the recapitula-

His Grace appearing at the bar the zd
cf September, faw f thatevery Lord had a
final 1 folio in his hand, which he fouhfl to
be his Diary in print, with PfypneV remarks
upon it : fcfori he erttered uppn iis reca-
pitulation, heobferved, that his trial began
the i?th of March 1643-4, and ended the
29th of July following i during Avhich time
their Lordflbips had heard him twenty days,
and twelve days they had Tent him back
without hearipgj and; the intervals had
been taken up, In finding and managing
the evidence againft him. He defired their
Lordihips would confidcr his function, hia
great age, hit long imprifontnent, the lofc

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