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Wafts William and his CONSORT O'er*
To govern Britain's sea-girt shore.
Britain, who now successful fights
To gain her native Bill of Rights:
Whose independent sons disdain
To bend to James the Second's reign.

The King in vain attempts by night
From Faversham an ill-judged flight;
Whence, by persuasion led to town,
He virtually yields the crown;
His second flight and abdication,
Seal the deliverance of the nation ;
Nor explanation did he deignt
For closing James the Second's reign.

* The Prince of Orange and suite had embarkad on the 19th of October, but were driven back by stress of weather. The Earl of Dartmouth, who commanded the King's fleet, made no opposition, and Lord Cranbury, son to the Earl of Clarendon, set an example in the Army, which was soon forward of declaring against King James. Prince George of Denmark, married to the King's Daughter; Lord Churchill, (afterwards the great Duke of Marl. borough, the King's favorite); the Dukes of Ormond, Grafton, &c. &c. joined the Prince of Orange.

† He had desired to withdraw to Rochester, where he threw the great seal into the river, from whence he privately and suddenly embarked. Jefferies was taken, and escaped in female apparel from the enraged populace; who, however, according to Hume, discovered, and so abused him, that he died in consequence.

Saint

Saint Germains, hospitably kind,
Receives the man of feeble mind;
Britons with ardent zeal embrace
The royal pair who claim his place :
Nor, tho’ without success essayed,
Have we for his re-entrance pray’d;
Incalculable ours the gain,
When JAMES the Second ceas'd to reign.

END OF PART THE TENTH.

ENGLAND,

ENGLAND.

PART THE ELEVENTH.

From the Revolution in 1688, to the Accession of the

House of Brunswick.

CONTENTS.

William and Mary.-Battle of the Boyne.Bill of Rights.

Queen Anne.-Victories of the Duke of Marlborough.Whigs and Tories.-Union of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland.--Accession of the House of Brunswick.

SUMMARY

HOUSES OF NASSAU AND STUART.

SUMMARY OF THE JOINT REIGN OF ..

WILLIAM III. AND MARY II.

WILLIAM of Nassau, Prince of Orange, was born A.D. 1650, in Holland; married in 1678, to Mary, Daughter of King James II.; she was born 1662; they were Crowned King and Queen of England, April Ilth, 1689; Mary died of the small pox, December 28th, 1694; William, in consequence of a fall from his horse, March 8th, 1702, in the 520 year of his age, and 14th of his reign. They had no issue, and both were interred at Westminster.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

The Bill of Rights passed. King James lands in Ireland; lays siege to Londonderry. The Duke of Schomberg and King William land in Ireland. King James meets King William at the Boyne. Battle of the Boyne; Death of Duke Schomberg, and defeat of King James. The English Fleet defeated off Beachy Head, but victorious in the battle of La Hogue. Massacre of Glenco. Commencement of the National Debt. War with France. Battles of Steinkirk and Landen. Siege of Namur. Death of Queen Mary. Sir John Fenwick, and others, executed for being concerned in the Assassination Plot. Death of King James. Peace of Ryswic. Treaty for the Partition of the Spanish Dominions. War with France. Peter the Great, of Russia, works in England as a common Ship Carpenter.

EMINENT EMINENT PERSONS.

SIR ISAAC NEWTON; JOÉN LOCKE; Archbishop Tillotson; Bishop Barnet; Duke Schomberg; General Schomberg, Son to the Duke; Montague, Earl of Halifax; Russell, Earl of Oxford; John, Lord Somers; Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury, (Grandson to the Nobleman mentioned in a former Reign); Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham; John, Lord Cutts ; Admirals Russell, Lord Berkely, &c.

COTEMPORARY SoverIGNS.

Popes. Alexander VIII. 1689. Innocent XII. 1691. Clement XI. 1700.

Emperors. Of Germany.-Leopold, 1658. Of the Turks.—Solyman III. 1687, Achmet II. 1691. Mus.

tapha II. 1595.

Kings.
Of France.--Louis XIV. 1643.
Of Spain.—Charles II. 1665. Philip V. 1700.
Of Portugal.- Pedro II. 1683.
Of Denmark.-Christian V. 1570.
Of Sweden.-Charles XI. 1660. Charles XII. 1697.

WILLIAM

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