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1859. mar. 25.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1851, by
CHARLES SCRIBNER, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern
District of New York.
C. W. BENEDICT, Stereotyper and Printer,
201 William st., N. Y.
CH A P TER II.
The Long Parliament-Its history-Difficulty attending the elec-
tion of new members—Sidney elected from Cardiff Does not
take an active part in its deliberations Events which led to the
trial of the King-Conference with the King at the Isle of Wight
- Treacherous conduct of Charles" Pride's
to bring the King to trial-Sidney nominated one of the commis-
sioners Declines to sit-His reasons-His opinions of the King's
guilt-Reflections on the trial and execution of the King-Con-
duct of the judges-Sidney retires to Penshurst-Returns to Lon-
don after the King's death-Resumes his seat in Parliament, and
sustains the government-Establishment of the Commonwealth
-Installation of the new Council of State—Sidney opposes the
"testoath in Parliament-Difficulty with Cromwell-Question
respecting the dissolution of Parliament-Sidney a member of
the committee to which it was referrea-Labors of the commit.
tee-Subject referred to committee of the whole-Difficulty be-
tween Sidney and his officers-Resigns the command of Dover-
Visits Holland-Quarrels with the Earl of Oxford -Returns to
England and resumes his parliamentary duty-Appointed on va-
rious committees—His colleagues, Vigor of the Commonwealth
government—Sidney's account of it-Ambition of Cromwell-
His hostility to Sidney-Contest between the military and civil
power—The Republicans oppose Cromwell—Plan of the Repub-
through Europe-Arrives at Rome–His residence there and his
description of it-Various letters from Rome-Cardinal Pellavi-
cini—Sidney's pecuniary embarrassments in Italy–His despon-
dency of mind — Letters to his father–He removes to Frascati-