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1806 edition. Excerpt: ...scenes, And shrink from death by such
opprobious means. O my lov'd Rachael name for ever dear, Nor writ,
nor spoke, nor thought without a tear Whose heav'nly virtues, and
unfading charms, Have bkss'd through happy years my peaceful anus,
Parting with thee, into my cup was thrown, It's harshest dregs else
had not forc'd a groan: But all is o'er--these eyes have gaz'd
their last, And now the bitterness of death is past. The carl of
Dartmouth told the king, the pardoning of lord T'msell would lay an
eternal obligation upon a very great nntl;iumerons family, sind the
taking his life away would never be foT;;oituUi and hb fallicr
being alive, it would have very lilUe effect opon the rest of the
family besides resentments; antl certainly there was some regard
due to lord Southampton's daughter and her children. The king
answered---" All that is true; but it is as true, that if I do not
take his fife, he will-soon have mine;" which would admit of no
reply. It is highly improbable that Charles had in truth any such
groundless apprehensions The earl of Bedford, it is also to he
remarked, petitioned in vain, as did lord Rnssell himself, -in
compliance with the request of his friends, rather than his own
inclination. The execution was performed not on Tower-hill, the
common place of execution' for men of high rank, but in
Lincoln's-imi fields, in order that the citizens might be humbled
by the spectacle of their once triumphant leader, carried in hi-
coach to death through the city--a device which, like most others
of the kind, produced an effect contrary to what was intended. The
multitude imagined they beheld virtue and liberty sitting by his
side. In passing, he looked towards Southampton-house; the tear
started in his eye, but he instantly wiped...
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