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friendship was ratified, which, beginning at
never wilfully given her mother a moment's uneasiness, and who knew how miserable she would be until she saw her again, insisted on going, notwithstanding all that could be urged by the waterman or Mr. Marvell, who earnestly intreated her to return to his house, and to wait for better weather.
Mr. Marvell, finding her resolutely bent to venture her life, rather than run the risque of disobliging a fond parent, thought himself obliged, in honour and conscience, to share the danger with her; and, accordingly, having persuaded some watermen to attempt the passage, they both got into the boat. Just as they put off, Mr. Marvell threw his gold headed cane on shore to some friends who attended at the water-side, telling them, that as he could not suffer the young lady to go alone, and, as he apprehended the consequence might be fatal, if he perished he desired them to give that cane to his son, and bid him remember his father. Thus, he armed with innocence, and his fair charge, with filial duty and affectio.), set forward to meet their inevitable fate: the boat was overset, and they were lost.
• The lady, whose excessive fondness had pludged her daughter and friend into this terrible condition, went the same afternoon into her garden, and seated herself in an arbour, from whence she could view the water; and while with no small anxiety she beheld the tempestuous state it was in, she saw (or rather thought she saw) a most lovely boy with flaxen bair come into the garden; who, making up directly to her, said, “ Madam, your daughter is safe now." The Lady, greatly surprized, said, "My pretty dear, how didst thou know any thing of my daughter?”—Then bidding him stay, she arose, and went into the house for a pretty piece of new money to reward him for his care: but returning into the garden, the child was gone, and no tiding of him could be heard. This gave her some suspicion of her misfortune, which was soon after confirinedd, with the additional aggravation that her friend was involved in the same mischief, and of course his family great sufferers ; she having lost her pleasure, they their support: and thinking herself bound by every tie, to make all the reparation in her power, she sent for the son of her late friend, the cele,
only with their lives.
In the september of the following year, the Proiector inished, amid the wretchedness of apprehension and remorse, his splendid bui criminal career; supplying one awful
and monitory example more to the many vegale pentru
which had already been exhibited to the .., bet gerne world, (if human passion could be brought
to attend io the lesson of example) of the
and had controlled the licentiousness of the army by whose caprices they were now insultedandoppressed. After a reign of less than nine months, Richard Cromwell descended, in theconscious security of innocence, and with a magnanimity which
brated Andrew Marvell, charged herself with the expence of his future education, and at her death left him her fortune.”
Richard Cromwell might have supported bimself on his Protectoral throne if he would have consented to the assassi. nation of Desborough and Fleetwood; or would have accepted in time the military assistance offered to him by his brother Henry, the amiable and popular governor of Ireland. The letters of Henry Cromwell, on this occasion, discover a clear head and av excellent heart.
Ludou that her friends scrow.se his family get to ", ther their spat si
te, lo make all the reads 2 of her late friend,
od parties opened a
could disdain greatness when associated with guilt, from his high and giddy eminence to the safe level of a private station; and the council of officers, headed by Desborough and Fleetwood, who had immediately contributed to Richard's abdication, summoned the relics of the Long Parliament to reassume the guidance of the Commonwealth. A part of this renowned assembly, which still legally existed, convened on this invitation; and, soon displaying its accustomed energy and talent, became, in a short time, the object of just alarm to its military tyrants, and again suffered a forcible interruption of its sittings. On this last excess of the army, under the influence of men, destitute alike of ability and of public feeling, and equally incapable of providing for their own interests or for those of the community, the nation experienced a species of anarchy, and fell into the extreme of degradation under a military despotism. The Presbyterians, discontented since the triumph of the Independents, but crushed beneath the weighty sceptre of Oliver and acquiescing in the succession of his son, now openly avowed their disaffection to the ruling powers and united themselves heartily with the Royalists.
This extraordinary confusion and conflict
licited by the Presby the Parliament for soldiery
, who, like thi able
, possessed bru rision requisite to di ing exertion, this minded man, with | deep dissimulation,
all who confided in associates to the but and; with a fearful
on his head, to suire a single stipulation wwion of a master and cruelty were co
embrace: By every
man the restoration | land mustbe hailed but it may be questi ditional restoration properly the act of 1 a benefit either to t ple: - to the former
Comaronne asemble, sed on this i
in a short
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can asecialist of parties opened a field to Monk, who had er eminen
been placed by Cromwell at the head of the
forces in Scotland and was now the goverů br Deshurch
nor of that kingdom, for the display of his Lumediately to inconstancy, his cunning, and his perfidy. ation , SUITES
Peculiarly favoured by his situation, and solicited by the Presbyterians, the People, and the Parliament for aid against an insolent soldiery, who, like the blind giant of classical fable, possessed brutal power without the vision requisite to divert it from self-destroying exertion, this wavering and narrowminded man, with mean talents but with deep dissimulation, was enabled to betray all who confided in him, to abandon his old associates to the butchery of legal vengeance, and, with a fearful accumulation of perjury on his head, to surrender the nation, without a single stipulation in its favour, to the dominion of a master in whom voluptuousness and cruelty were confounded in a disgusting embrace. By every intelligent and reflecting man the restoration of the monarchy of England must be hailed as a mostauspicious event: but it may be questioned, wliether the unconditional restoration of it, and this alone was properly the act of Monk, can be regarded as a benefit either to the prince, or to the people;- to the former, whom it allured to those
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excesses which induced the final expulsion which pressed upon of his family from the throne; to the lat
mitted all others to un ter, whom it immediately exposed to the
while the most equal evils of an injurious reign, and eventually under his auspices, t| subjected to the necessity of asserting, with the community, his v the blood of two domestic wars, their right - Europe
, and seated to civil and religious liberty.
upon the throne. H While these strange transactions were
protected the reforme passing in the space between the Protector's death and the return of Charles, the mind of Milton must necessarily have been agitated been mentioned, was with very severe inquietudes. Under the usurpation of Cromwell, he had seen the structure of liberty, which his ardent imagination had erected, dissolve like a vision into air, and leave not a vestige to intimate the place where the fanciful edifice had stood. In this bad case, however, there were circumstances to appease and console him. At home, religious liberty had been admitted in its most ample expansion; and, with the name of a commonwealth, many of the privileges of free men had been respected and permitted to remain. The personal character of the usurper had, also, in some measure, covered the deformity of the usurpation. Magnificent in public, as the representative of a great nation, in private he was simple and plain. Impatient of those questions
catholic oppressors, for the Protestants of the hostility, if it co the affection of Milto
On the death of 20 more, but the u for the vigour and li been accustomed to thing but the weak
u faction, trampling patience of the nati self, with the caus support, into irretri
He was not, how munity at this crisis apprehensive of re be increasing influd
be published two Treatise of the Civil Causes; and the