The Last Act in the Miraculous Story of His Majesty King Charles the Second's Escape Out of the Reach of His Tyrannical Enemies

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J.R. Smith, 1873 - 16 pages

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Page 16 - UNTO thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
Page 11 - Wine, ale, and biscuits were presently set before them with a very cheerful countenance, as though the King's presence had some secret influence upon her who suspected not that a King -was present.
Page 13 - ... without any further hurt, being thirty or forty in number. When we were come to Beeding, a little village where I had provided a treatment for the king (one Mr. Bagshall's house...
Page 13 - It was then between three and four of the clock in the afternoon ; we went on, but had not gone far, when a new terror pursued us : the same soldiers riding after us as fast as they could ; whereupon the king gave me a hem. I slacked my pace till they were come up to me, and by that time the soldiers were come, who rudely passed by us (being in a narrow lane), so that we could hardly keep our saddles for them, but passed by without any further hurt, being thirty or forty in number.
Page 14 - ... (if a man observed) were enough to betray him. ' It was admirable to see how the King (as though he had not been concerned in these words, which might have sounded in the ears of another man as the sentence of death) turned about in silence, without any alteration of countenance, or taking notice of what had been said. ' About a quarter of an hour after, the King went to his chamber, where I followed him, craved his pardon with earnest protestation, that I was as innocent, so altogether ignorant...
Page 12 - Hill, they were riding close by the castle, but the Governor, Captain Morley, met them full butt, hunting ; the Colonel the better to avoid them, it being a steep hill they were to go down, presently alighted, and the company, as was agreed before, did the same, and so happily they escaped them.
Page 12 - I wonder how thou shouldst judge so right ; he is a Roundhead indeed, and if we could get him to bed the house were our own, and we could be merry.
Page 3 - Gounter was confined upon pain of imprisonment not to stirre five miles from home ; in the very nick of time (when he was first thought upon for so great a work) comes a messenger with a warrant from the Commissioners of Haberdasher's Hall, London, to summon him to appear before them within ten days, to pay 200 for his five-and-twentieth part which they had set him, upon pain of sequestration on default.
Page 16 - Providence) held very good till the next morning, to ten of the clock brought them to a place of Normandie called Fackham* some three miles from Havre de Grace.

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