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yond the title, or, at all events, beyond the preamble, which carries the same delusive promise

6. “And also excepted out of this pardon all burglaries committed or done in any dwelling house or houses, and all accessaries to any the said burglaries, before the said burglaries committed, within one year before the beginning of this present session of Parliament.

7. “ And also excepted all robberies done upon, or to any man's or woman's person in the high-way, or elsewhere, and all and singular accessaries of, or to any such robberies before the said robbery, committed within one year before the first day of this present session of Parliament.

8. “ And also excepted the felonious stealing of any horse, gelding, garron, or mare, and all accessaries thereunto, before the same felony committed, and all judgments and executions of and for the same, within one year next before the beginning of this present session of Parliament.

9. “And also, all wilfull burnings of any dwelling house or houses, or any barn or barns, wherein any corn was, committed or done at any time sithence the beginning of his majestie's raigne.

10. “ And also excepted all rapes and carnal ravishments of women, and also ravishments and wilfull taking away or marrying any maide, widdowe, or damosel, against her will, or without the assent or agreement of her parents, or such as then had her in custodie, committed or done within one year before the beginning of this present session of Parliament. And also all offences of ayding, comforting, procuring or abetting of any such ravishment, wilfull taking away or marrying, had, committed or done.

11. “And also excepted out of this pardon all persons now attainted or outlawed, of or for any treason, petit treason, murder, wilfull poysoning, burglary, or robbery, and all executions of and for the same.

12. “And also excepted all offences of invocations, conjurations, witchcraft, sorteries, inchantments and charins, and all offences of procuring, abetting, or comforting of the same, and all persons now attainted and convicted of any of the said of.

of clemency: but, with Shakspeare, we may well exclaim,

“ Oh! what a goodly outside falsehood hath !"

fences, at any time sithence the beginning of his majestie's raigne.

13. “And also excepted all and every manner or taking from the king's majestie, of any the goods or chattels, or the issues, rents, revenues or profits of any mannors, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, which were of any traytor, inúrderer, felon, clerke or clerkes attainted, or fugitives, or of any of them.

14. “ And also excepted all goods and chattels, in any wise forfeited to the king's majestie by treason, petit treason, murder, or felony, heretofore committed or done.

15. “ And also excepted all offences of or in making, writing, printing, or publishing, or in consenting to the making, writing, printing, or publishing, of any false, seditious, or slaunderous book or books, libell or libells, in any wise against the king's majestie, or the present government of this realme, in cases either ecclesiasticall or temporall, or against any person or persons whatsoever.

16." And also excepted out of this pardon all intrusions, had, or made, or done by any person or persons, in or upon any of the mannors, lands, tenements, or other hereditaments of our said sovereign lord the king; and all wastes done, committed or suffered upon any such lands, tenements, or hereditaments, and the wrongfull taking of any the rents, issues, and profits of the same mannors, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, of our said sovereign lord the king, at any time sithence the beginning of his majestie's raigne. And also all suites, accounts and impetitions, of and for the same.

17. “And also excepted out of this pardon all alienations of any lands, tenements or hereditaments, without license, and all fines, issues and profits, that may or ought to grow or come to the king's majestie, by reason of any such alienations, without license, at any time sithence the beginning of his majestie's raigne.

And never was there more “ falsehood” under a “ goodly outside,” than in this instance. For, in

18. “And also excepted out of this pardon, all wastes committed or done, in any of the king's wards' lands, or in the wards' lands of any of the king's counties; and also all and every fine or fines, for the single and double value of the marriage or marriages of all and every ward or wards, at any time heretofore grown to the king's majestie, sithence the beginning of his majestie's raigne.

19.“ And also excepted concealed wards, and the lands of such wards concealed, and all liveries and primer seisins and ousterlemains, that ought to be had, done or sued for the same, sithence the beginning of his majestie's raigne.

20. And also excepted out of this general pardon all ravishments and wrongfull taking or withholding any the king's ward or wards, lands or rents, and profits of the same, at any time coming or growing to the king's hands, sithence the beginning of his majestie's raigne; and every thing that by reason of any such ward or wards' lands, and for default of suing or prosecuting, of any livery for any such wards' lands ought to come or to be to the king's majestie, and which as yet is not discharged.

21. “ And also excepted all fines that should or ought to grow to the king's majestie, of any his widdows that have married without license, sithence the beginning of his majestie's raigne.

22. “ And also excepted and foreprised out of this pardon, all such persons as, the last day of this present session of Parliament, be in prison, within the castle of Dublin, or in the prison of Marshalsie, or otherwise restrained of liberty by express commandment of the lord deputy, or by the commandment or directions of any his majestie's privy council.

23. “ And also excepted out of this pardon all and every such person and persons which at any time sithence the beginning of the king's majestie's raigne, have fled out of this realm of Ireland, or any other the king's dominions, for any offence of high treason, petit treason, or misprision of treason.

the body of this “ act of general and free pardon,” there are no less than FIFTY CLASSES OF EXCEP

24.“ And also excepted all such persons as be gone or fled out of this realm, for any cause contrarie to the laws and statutes of this realm, without the king's majestie's license.

25. “ And also excepted all such persons as have obtained and had license to depart this realm, for certain time, and now do abide out of this realm, without any lawful excuse, after the time of their licenses expired. · 26. “And also excepted out of this pardon all and every concealments or wrongfull detainments of any custom or subsidie due to the king's majestie, sithence the beginning of his majestie's raigne, and all corruptions and misdemeanours of any officer or minister of or concerning any custom or subsidie, and all accompts, impetitions and suites to be had, made or done for the same.

27. “And also excepted all and singular accompts of all and every collector and collectors of any subsidie, custom, imposition, composition or other thing; and all accompts of every other

person whatsoever that ought to be accomptant to the king's highness, and the heirs, executors, and administrators of every such person that ought to accompt for all things touching only the same accompts; and all and singular arrearages of accompts, and all untrue accompts, and all petitions, charges, and seisures, suites, demaunds, and executions which may or can be had, of or for any accompts or any arrearages of the same.

28. “ And also excepted all titles and actions of quare impedit, and all homages, reliefe and reliefes, heriots, rents, services, rent charges, rent secks, and the arrearages of the same, not done or paid to the king's highness.

29. “And also excepted all conditions and covenants, and all penalties, titles and forfeytures of condition or conditions, covenant or covenants, accrued or grown to the king's majestie, by reason of the breach and not performing of any coyenants or conditions.

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Tions, embracing almost every conceivable crime of which the Statute-Book takes cognizance; and

30. “ And also excepted all summs of money granted by the king's majestie, or any his noble progenitors; and all concealments, fraudes and offences by which his majesty hath been deceived or not truly answered of or for the same.

31. “ And also excepted out of this pardon all debtes which were or be due to our soveraign lord the king, or to the most noble queen Elizabeth, of famous memorie, or to any person or persons for or to any of their uses, by any condemnation, recognizance, obligation or otherwise, other than such debts as are due upon any obligation or recognizance forfeyted before the first day of this present session of Parliament; for not appearance in any court or other place whatsoever; or for not keeping of the peace, or not being of good behaviour, which debts growen and accrued upon these cases, by this free pardon be and shall be freely pardoned and discharged.

32." And also excepted and foreprized out of this pardon all and singular penalties, forfeytures and summs of money, being due, and accrued to our soveraign lord the king, by reason of any act, statute, or statutes : which forfeytures, penalties and summs of money be converted into the nature of debts, by any judgment, order or decree, or by the agreement of the offendour or offenders, sithence the beginning of the raigne of the late queen Elizabeth.

33. “ And also excepted all forfeytures of leases and estates or interests of any lands, tenements or hereditaments, holden of our soveraign lord the king's majestie by knight service, or in socage, in capite, or otherwise by knight service made in one or several assurances or leases for any term or terms of years, whereupon the old and accustomed rent or more is not reserved.

34. “And also excepted all first fruits at this present being due to be paid to his majestie, by force of any act or statute or otherwise.

35. “And also excepted all penalties and forfeytures whereof there is any verdict in any suit given or past for the king's majestie.

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