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(without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... made them do it, the Duke of York answered, that it was, it may
be, their fear and wisdom that made them do it; but yet their fear
did not make them mistake, as we should have done, when we have had
no fear upon us, and have run our ships on ground. And this brought
it into my mind, that they managed their retreat down this
difficult passage, with all their fear, better than we could do
ourselves in the main sea, when the Duke of Albemarle run away from
the Dutch, when the Prince was lost, and the Royal Charles and the
other great ships come on ground upon the Galloper. Thus, in all
things, in wisdom, courage, force, knowledge of our own streams,
and success, the Dutch have the best of us, and do end the war with
victory on their side. The Duke of York being ready, we into his
closet, but, being in haste to go to the Parliament House, he could
not stay. So we parted, and to Westminster Hall, where the Hall
full of people to see the issue of the day, the King being come to
speak to the House to-day. One thing extraordinary was, this day a
man, a Quaker,1 came naked through the Hall, only very civilly tied
about the privities to avoid scandal, and with a chafing-dish of
fire and brimstone burning upon his head, did pass through the
Hall, crying, "Repent repent " I up to the Painted Chamber,
thinking to have got in to have heard the King's speech, but upon
second thoughts did not think it would be worth the crowd, and so
went down again into the Hall and there walked with several, among
others my Lord Rutherford, who is come out of Scotland, and I hope
I may get some advantage by it in reference to the business of the
interest of the great sum of money I paid him long since without
interest. But I did not now move him in it. But presently comes
down the House of C...
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