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1827. Excerpt: ... some of these brilliant schemes; at all events
it is evident, from the style of the different letters addressed to
him upon the subject, that he did not in any way discourage them.
On the 27th of January, 1657, Captain Titus,0 under the name of Mr.
Jennings, c Silas Titus was the author of the celebrated Pamphlet
entitled " Killing no murder," of which the object was to incite
persons to the assassination of Cromwell. Titus, as we have seen in
the text, did not confine his attempts against Cromwell's life to
his pen. Clarendon, apparently at the Restoration, quarrelled with
his former tool Titus, perhaps left him unrewarded; for he is
mentioned by Sir Peter Pett, in a letter to Anthony Ax Wood, as one
of the Chancellor's opponents in Parliament. He was a mere
adventurer, and served at different periods of his life all sides
and all parlies. Swift says, " he was the greatest rogue in
England," which is not difficult to be believed. He was born about
1622, and died some time during the reign of William III. He was
first a Captain in the Parliament army; afterwards Groom of the
Bed-chamber to Charles II.; a great supporter of Titus Oates and
the Popish Plot; and subsequently made a Privy Counwrites thus from
Antwerp to Sir Edward Hyde. "Never was any thing more unhappily
prevented than the killing Cromwell the first day of the
Parliament, and I find the relation Saxbye made of that business
was true, for Major Wood was a spectator. All things were as well
prepared as was imaginable, and Major General Brown resolved, had
it taken effect, to engage; since that time, those that were to do
it have grown cold, and cillor by James II. He was long a Member of
the House of Commons. "Saxby was an adventurer, who appears to have
volunteered his services through Father...
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