Letters Archaeological and Historical Relating to the Isle of Wight

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Richard Weston Earl of Portland Governor of the Isle
89
Alexander Ross Vicar of Carisbrooke A d 16341654
103
Jerome Second Earl of Portland Captain and Governor of
111
Freshwater and Robert Hooke a d 16351702
123
Case of John Worsley of Gatcombe I W in the Court of High
130
How the Sunday was kept in Newport by some a d 1639
137
Henry Duke of Gloucester youngest son of Charles I 1640
146
Philip Earl of Pembroke Governor of the Isle of Wight a d
164
The Dingley Arms in Winchester Cathedral
170
A Contested Election at Newport I W a d 1645
187
The Trattle Family
199
The Secret Conditions of the Scotch Commissioners with
205
Letter from the Mayor of Newport I W about John Chandler
216
Christmas in Carisbrooke Castle a d 1647
224
Charles Is Last Com1ng to the Island a d 1647
233
Colonel Robert Hammond Captain and Governor of the Isle
234
The Treaty of Newport a d 1648
246
Sir Edward Walker Knight Secretary and Writer to Charles I
254
Sir John Bowring and Charles I at Carisbrooke Castle
265
James Harrington in attendance on Charles I at Carisbrooke
275
Mrs Whorwood and the Second Attempt of Charles I to escape
282
Carisbrooke Castle September 15 a d 1648
289
Carisbrooke Castle during the Second Civil War a d 1648
297
The Seizure of Charles I at Newport and his removal to Hurst
305
The Scene of the Execution of Charles 1
313
Sir Henry Vane a prisoner in Carisbrooke Castle a d 1655 I
326
The Puritan Pulpit in Carisbrooke Church a d 1658
335
Lord Colepeper Governor of the Isle of Wight a d 16601667
342

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Page 145 - When there was any overture or hope of peace he would be more erect and vigorous, and exceedingly solicitous to press anything which he thought might promote it, and sitting among his friends often, after a deep silence and frequent sighs, would, with a shrill and sad accent, ingeminate the word Peace, Peace ; and would passionately profess, " that the very agony of the war, and the view of the calamities and desolation the kingdom did and must endure, took his sleep from him, and would shortly break...
Page 323 - Every breath of air and ray of light and heat, every beautiful prospect, is, as it were, the skirts of their garments, the waving of the robes of those whose faces see God.
Page 362 - ... unfeigned assent and consent to all and everything contained in the Book of Common Prayer, but by the framers of the Rubric themselves immediately after the confirmation of it by Act of Parliament.
Page 41 - O, for my sake do you with Fortune chide, The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds, That did not better for my life provide Than public means which public manners breeds. Thence comes it that my name receives a brand, And almost thence my nature is subdued To what it works in, like the dyer's hand...
Page 37 - ... of the city; and that is called the Mayor's play, where every one that will comes in without money, the Mayor giving the players a reward as he thinks fit to show respect unto them.
Page 618 - Great in council and great in war, Foremost captain of his time, Rich in saving common-sense, And, as the greatest only are, In his simplicity sublime.
Page 375 - My father was a yeoman and had no lands of his own ; only he had a farm of three or four pounds by the year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep and my mother milked thirty kine...
Page 38 - Security,' wherein was personated a king or some great prince, with his courtiers of several kinds, amongst which three ladies were in special grace with him, and they, keeping him in delights and pleasures, drew him from his graver counsellors, hearing of sermons, and listening to good...
Page 458 - ... life, to forfeit it a thousand ways ; A constant bounty, which no friend has made ; An angel tongue, which no man can persuade ; A fool, with more of wit than half mankind, Too rash for thought, for action too...
Page 39 - did personate in the moral the wicked of the world ; the | three ladies, pride, covetousness, and luxury ; the two old men, the end of the world and the last judgment. This sight took such impression in me, that when I came towards man's estate it was as fresh in my memory as if I had seen it newly acted.

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