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... CHAPTER XXVI. CHIEF JUSTICES FROM LORD HOLT TILL THE
APPOINTMENT OF SIR DUDLEY RYDER. On the death of Chief Justice
Holt, Lord Godolphin, the CHAP, Prime Minister, resolved to give
his place to Serjeant Parker, who, as one of the managers for the
House of Commons in A.d. mo. the impeachment of Sacheverell, had
greatly distinguished parkei"TM"" himself. The Attorney and
Solicitor General, Sir James -ft*rwards . 7 Earl of Montagu and Sir
Robert Eyre, like all sensible men, disap- Macdesproving of the
prosecution, had been deficient in zeal when j DEGREESt-
DEGREEShief they assailed the libeller of Volpone; and neither of
them had such political importance as to enable them to vindicate a
claim to the promotion, --which would then have been peculiarly
seasonable, as the Whigs had fallen into deep disgrace, and a
change of administration was evidently at hand. The proposed
appointment was very disagreeable to the Queen. Having attended
Sacheverell's trial, she had been much shocked by the freedom with
which Serjeant Parker had ridiculed the divine right of kings and
other dogmas of the High Church party, and still more by the
acrimony with which he had inveighed against "the Doctor" himself,
whom she loved in her heart for his principles, secular as well as
religious, and above all for his personal abuse of those ministers
with whom she was now so much disgusted. But being warned by
Harley, who already, through the agency of Mrs. Masham, was her
confidential adviser, that the time for a rupture with the Whigs
was not yet quite arrived, she gave her reluctant consent.
Accordingly, on the 13th of March, 1710, Sir Thomas Parker was
installed as Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, and
continued to fill the office for the four remaining years of Queen
Anne and the first ...
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