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"As honest as the skin between his brows."


*' Le Second Proteoteur R. C. n'ayant pas les qualities du premier, ne pouvait en avoir la fortune. Son Sceptre, n'etait point sontenue par l'Epee; et n'ayant ni l'intrepldite ni I'hypocrysie d'Olivier, il ne scut ni se faire craindre de 1'Armee, ni imposeraux parties, ctaux sectes qui divisaieut l'Angleterre."


"Old Noll is marching; off; "And Dick, his heir apparent, "Succeeds him in the Goverment; "A very lame Vicegerent.

"He'll reign but little time, poor tool

"But sinks beneath the State, "That will not fail to ride the fool

"'Bove common horseman's weight."

Butler's Vicar Of Bra V.

"I positively forbid," said Richard, to one of his adherents •who pressed him to exert more vigour against the Royalists, "I positively forbid shedding the blood of a single man in: my cause; I would rather relinquish the post I hold, than proceed to such unwarrantable extremities; I wish to retain my situation no longer than shall be consistent with the public good, and the wishes of those I govern."

Lounger's Common Place Book.

This gentleman sat not two years in the chair,

And we don't hear of much he effected while there;

For For Lambert and Fleetwood, and Parliament


With the army, reduced all his pow'r to a song.
So he said he was willing to go or to stay,
If they'd pension his life, and his creditors pay.
Next Monk took the changeable symbols of pow'r,
And sent Messrs La Mbkrt and Co. to the Tow'r.
Invited the King, who in splendor came over,
And recognized loyalty once more at Dover;
To London escorted, a grand coronation
Ensued, while the toast drank throughout the

whole nation, Was "down with the Rumps, and long live


As a contrast to the gloomy subjects recorded during the Commonwealth, the following Specimen of Poetry of the Year 1658, is presented, which contains sentiments so congenial with all gentlemanly feelings, that no apology is necessary for its insertion:



I wonder why by foul-mouth'd men,
Women so slander'd be,


Since it so eas'ly doth appear
They're better far than we.

Why are the Graces every one

Pictur'd as women be,
If not to shew that they in grace

Do more excel than we?

Why are the liberal Sciences

Pictur'd as women be,
But t' shew, if they would study them,

They'd more excel than we.

And yet the senses every one

As men should pictur'd be,
To make it known that women ara

Less sensual than we.

Why are the Virtues every one

Pictur'd as women be,
If not to shew that they in them

Do more excel than we?

Since women are so full of worth

J et them all praised be;
For commendations thev deserve,

In ampler wise than we.




from the Restoration of Charles II. to the Revolution in 1688.


Disappearance of the Fanatics.Lexily of the Couit of Charles II.—James II.—National discontents, arising from his arbitrary Government, and partiality to the Church qf Rome.Abdication of the King, and Joint Accession of William Prince of Orange, and Mary, Daughter of James II.



Born, 1630. Crowned on St. George's Day, April 23d, 1661. Married, May 21st, 1662, to Catherine, Daughter of John IV. King of Portugal, by whom he had no issue. His illegitimate Children were, James, Duke of Monmouth, Son of Mrs. Lucy Walters, or Barlow. By Elizabeth, Viscountess Shannon, he had Charlotte Jemima, and Henrietta Maria. By Mrs. Catherine Pcgge, Charles Fitz-Chavles, called also Don Carlos, and afterwards Earl of Plymouth. By Barbara Duchess of Cleveland, he had, Charles Fitzroy, Duke of Southampton; Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton; George Fitzroy, Duke of Northumberland; Anne Fitzroy; Charlotte, married to the Earl of Litchfield; and Barbara. By Mrs. Helen Gwynne, he had, Charles Beauclerc, Duke of St. Alban's, and James, who died young. By Louisa de Qucrouille, a Lady of Bretagne, created Duchess of Portsmouth, ho had Charles Lenox, Duke of Richmond: and by Mrs. Mary Davies, he had Mary Tndoy, married to Francis, eldest Son of the Earl of Derwentwater. C harles II. died February 6th, 1684-5, in the 25th year of his Reign, and 54th of his Age. He was buried at Westminster.

Principal Events.

Trial and Execution of several of the Regicides. The King's Marriage. Execution of Vane. Presbyterian Clergy ejected. Dunkirk sold to the French. Rupture with Holland and Denmark. Sea Fight of Four Days. Great Plague, and Fire of London. Peace of Breda. The King unites with the French. Second Dutch War. Pretended Popish plot invented by Titus ©ates, which many innocent persons suffer for. The Com11 mons

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