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WOODSTOCK

CHARACTERS

SIR HENRY LEE, owner and occupant of Woodstock Castle, a faithful royalist

and soldier. ALBERT LEE, his son, the companion and protector of Charles Stuart while

concealed at Woodstock.
CHARLES STUART, afterward King Charles II., concealed as a fugitive at

Woodstock, under the name of Louis Kerneguy, a Scotch lad.
OLIVER CROMWELL, the English protector, invests Woodstock Castle in quest

of Charles Stuart, who is concealed there.
MARKAM EVERARD, a soldier of the commonwealth, nephew of Sir Henry Lee,

whose daughter Alice he finally weds.
REVEREND NEHEMIAH HOLDENOUGH, a Presbyterian divine.
REVEREND DR. ROCHECLIFFE, a royalist clergyman of Woodstock.
JOCELINE JOLIFFE, a trusted servant of Sir Henry Lee.
Louis KERNEGUY, the name assumed by the fugitive monarch, Charles II.
Roger WILDRAKE, a wild, rollicking soldier, a dependent of Markham Everard.
PEARSON, Cromwell's military attendant.
HUMGUDGEON, a tall corporal in Cromwell's service.
JOSEPH TOMKINS, a hypocrite and traitor, slain by Joceline.
DESBOROUGH, BLETSON, AND HARRISON, commissioners of Cromwell, stationed

at Woodstock.
SPITFIRE, Markham Everard's page.
ALICE LEE, danghter of Sir Henry Lee, guide of the fugitive monarch, Charles,

through the Woodstock forest.
DAME JELLICOT AND PH@BE MAYFLOWER, servants of Sir Henry.

TIME—England (1651).

I. ONE morning in early October, 1652, being the day appointed for a solemn thanksgiving for the decisive victory at Worcester, an audience was assembled in the chapel of the village church at Woodstock. The sacred edifice was dilapidated. The windows, once filled with stained glass, had been broken with pikes and muskets, as pertaining to idolatry. The carving in the reading desk was damaged, and two screens of sculptured oak had been destroyed. The high altar had been removed and the gilded railing been broken down. The effigies of several tombs had been muti

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