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Waller and DRYDEN both cou'll deign to sing,
I grieve to say,
In eulogaic lay, Usurping CROMWELL and his murdered King.
“Unhappy Dryden! in all Charles's days,
From BAREBONES, and his late named crew,
What bard now rises with seraphic flight,
What politic matters took place, 'twere as well, Under CROMWELL’s protectorship briefly to tell ; So I'll end with four couplets, from whence may
be deem'd, How Noll’smen and King'smen each other esteemed.
At a staunch cavalier, thus a parliament man, To rail “ in set terms,” about goodness began: “ All carnal excesses you royalists twine, “ Dress, eating, and sporting, cards, women, and
“ Į own,” says the knight, “ we've the vices of
mex, “Who want some reforming, 'tis granted, but
then, “ Your tyrant rebellion produces one evil, "Call'd spiritual pride, -that's the vice of the
SUMMARY OF THE
Born at Huntingdon, April 25th, 1599. Proclaimed Protector, December 16th, 1653. Married Elizabeth, Daughter of Sir James Boucher, by whom he had issue, Richard, who succeeded to the Protectorate; Henry, " a man fit both for the Cabinet and the Field; the darling of the Army and of the People,” was Governor of Ireland when his father died; Bridget, married first to General Ireton, afterwards to Lieutenant-General Fleetwood ; Elizabeth, married to Mr. Claypole; Mary, to Lord Viscount Faulconbridge; and Frances, who first espoused Mr. Rich, and afterwards Sir John Russell. Oliver was doscended of a Welch family, named Williams, one of whom marrying a Sister of Lord Cromwell, in the Reign of King Henry VIII. changed his name to Cromwell. The Protector had studied at Sydney College, Cambridge; was by no means remarkable till the Civil War, when he commenced his great career as Captain of a Troop of Horse. He died of a tertian ague, September 3d, 1658; it is disputed whether his body was buried in Henry the Seventh's Chapel, sank in the Thames, or interred in Naseby Field.
The Protector assumed more arbitrary authority than any of our Kings, and was, perhaps, better obeyed. Dissolves the long Parliament. Vi et Armis. Gerard and Vowel executed for a Conspiracy against him. An alliance with Sweden. Peace with the United Provinces, 1654; and with
the French, who asked it, 1655. Blake and Montagno eminently successful against the Spanish Navy and Sea Ports. Duukirk and Mardyke put into the Protector's hands. Don Pantaleon de Saa, Brother to the Portuguese Ambassador, executed in London for murder. Oliver refused the crown. The sect of Quakers, principally founded by George Fox, commenced about this time.
EMINENT PERSONS and COTEMPORARY SOVEREIGNS
are inserted under the COMMONWEALTH.
“ The Devil can cite Scripture for his purpose;
“ Both Cain and Abel back are come
“ In vizards most divine ;
Sir John BIRKINHEAD.
« Guile, violence and murder, seiz’d on man; - And, for soft milky streams, with blood the rivers ran.”
CHARLES now no more, his best adherents fled,
Or those who dare espouse the martyr's side, Or own the son of him unjustly dead,
Like him the victim of rebellion died.
Montrose thy loyalty and glorious lot