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Near Bridgewater, the fatal place,
From Holland sailing, woe the while !
'Twere sad the hundredth part to tell
* Landed in Scotland, May 20th, 1885; beheaded June 30th following.
† Alicra, Lady Lisle, above eighty years old, was tried for concealing two fugitives from the battle of Sedgemoor. The Jury
Who, aw'd by JEFFRIES, fear'd to spare
'Twere ruth to tell how Bodmin's Mayor
Thee too, fell KIRK! degraded man !
acquitted her three times, but were as often sent back ; and Jefferies' threats at last prevailed on them to find her guilty; she was condemned to be burnt the same afternoon, and, as a great favour, permitted to lose her head.
* This monster in human shape was a Sir Anthony Kingston, who dined with the Mayor immediately prior to hịs u nlooked-for execution.
+ By some 'tis said her brother was the victim; that she was seduced to sacrifice her virtue to Kirk, on a solemn promise of her relative's pardon, whose corpse afterwards shewn to her hanging
(Price of the boon her virgin fame,) Shew'd her his corse! thou void of shame, “ Thine own Gods damn thee !” beastly stain To JAMES the Second's luckless reign !
Cornisa* and BATEMAN scarcely tried
Now dispensation from the laws
on a sign-post; which dreadful sight deprived her of her reason is incontestibly true. Kirk caused ninety others to be executed at Taunton, his drums and trumpets playing in derision of their dying agonies. Jefferies condemned above six hundred in the West of England, most of whom suffered.
Vide Pomfret's PATHETIC Porm of “CRUELTY of Lu3T.”
* Cornish had been Sheriff of London. Bateman was an eminent Surgeon. Elizabeth Gaunt was burnt for giving momentary shelter to one of Monmouth's fugitive adherents.
Judges corrupt are robed with power,
To reconcile the kingdoms three
* The Bishop of London was suspended, and Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Bishops of St. Asaph, Ely, Chichester, Bath and Wells, Peterborough, and Bristol, for their attachment to the Protestant Religion were imprisoned in the Tower; afterwards tried in the King's Bench, and acquitted, for which the Judges in their favour were displaced.
† The Statutes of both Universities were violated.
| The Reverend Mr. Johnson, for espousing the cause of the established Church, was most cruelly whipped, pillored, and fined 500 marks.
$ This Nobleman puns, on a Palmer being sent to Rome; he published several pieces, and is celebrated in the CATALOGUE of Noble AUTHORS.
Episcopalians, in alarm,
Louis, of France, this measure blames,
With SCHOMBERG, SOLMEs, and BentINCK brave, And AUVERQUERQUE, the willing wave
* The King of France offered a fleet, and an army of 30,000 men ; King James refused this succour, under a supposition he should haye no occasion for it.