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Whereat the court was much troubled and disturbed, that he should make God the author of their treason and murder.
But he went on to this purpose:
When this came about, there was an ordinance wherein my name was set, which, when I saw, I struck it out; I leave it to the Lord to judge, I thought not well of it, and so was very unwilling to appear in it, there being, as I thought, enough besides me to be employed in it, and therefore I speak the truth, as it is in Jesus, to shew' how I had the fear of the Lord before me; I say, as to what I did was upon this account; I did it, first, in obedience to the then supreme authority of England, and after the Lord gave answer to solemn appeals.
Running on after this rate, the court was wearied with his dis. course, and put him on to plead to his indictinent.
He desired he might declare the grounds whereupon the parlia. ment proceeded, and give the grounds and reasons of the fact.
To which the king's council said, then you must needs confess it. Whereupon he acknowledged that he was there, and pro. ceeded according to the act of parliament: But was told, as the court had often said before, that neither the lords nor the commons, jointly or severally, had any power without the king; and that the power then in being had not the least.colour of authority for what they did; and that it was not a thing to be debated with. out denying our allegiance, that the subject can hold up his haud against his sovereign.
After, the Lord Annesley made a learned speech, declaring the illegality of their proceedings, that when a treaty was concluded with the king, and accordingly all things like to be settled, he and some other had contrived and designed to keep the far greater part of the members out against their allegiance, the laws of the land, and against the privileges of parliament, &c. making themselves an arbitrary parliament, and driving away the rest, &c.
But Mr. Carew being not able to say any thing in defence of his high charge; the jury never went out for it, but presently brought him in guilty.
Mr. Scott was brought next, and, after all the formalities of the court were over,
he first pleaded the privilege of a parliament-man; several witnesses were produced against him, that he so gloried in the death of the king, as to say,
66 That he desired it might be written upon his tombstone, to the end all the world might know it;" as also other things, which expressed his malicious forward. ness in that horrid murther. The main part of his pleading, was to justify the authority of the rump-parliament, which, being so often answered before, need not here be inserted. The jury soon concluded with himn likewise, and found him guilty.
Mr. Gregory Clement petitioned the court to wave his plea of Not Guilty; which the court granting, he confessed the indict: ment.
Col. John Jones confessed, that he was present at giving sen. tence against the king, only denied the form of the indictment; whereupon a jury was, without his excepting against any, quickly sworn, and, according to his own confession, found him guilty.
The judge, in a very learned speech, endeavoured to make them sensible of the heinousness of the sin, and, persuading them to repentance, prayed God to have mercy upon them, and read their sentence upon all together:
You shall go from hence to the place from whence you came, and from that place shall be drawn upon a hurdle to the place of execution, and there shall hang by the neck till you are half dead, and shall be cut down alive, and your privy-members cut off before your face and thrown into the fire, your belly ripped up and your bowels burnt, your head to be severed from your body, your body shall be divided into four quarters, and disposed as his na. jesty shall think fit.
All were shackled with fetters, and carried to the press-yard.
THE FANATICK LIBRARY.
Being a Catalogue of such Books as have been lately made, and, by the
Authors, presented to the College of Bedlain.
Printed in the Year 1660. Quarto, containing eight pages.
Tyburn, learnedly stated in several positions, in answer to a late Libel, or University Queries;. by Robert Titchburn, Al. derman.
Canaan's Grapes; being a taste of the virtues and fidelity of our Saints: By the same Author.
Ochus Redivivus: or, a clear Demonstration that a Trap-door, or Gallows, is the best reward for traiterous assistance. an excel. lent piece; illustrated with variety of figures, and intended lately for publick view ; by the Parliament of England. A Manuscript not yet printed.
But lately married : or a grave Reason why, amongst other Wares, he hath but for these two Years traded in Horns; by Nicholas Gold, Rump Merchant.
Ragionamenti d'Aretino: or, pathetical and feeling Dialogues, for the Preparation and Instruction of the sanctified Sisters; by Thomas Scot, a Brewer's Clark, and late Secretary of the Coun. cil of Statc.
The Sword of the Spirit the Devil's surest Weapon: or, Preach, ing and Praying the most expedient Way to rule the Earth ; by Sir Henry Vane, Knight.
Vanitas Vanitatum, omnia vanitas : or, Saint-like Ejaculations against the Vanity of Turbulency and Ambition ; by the same Vane author. Corruptio unius generatio altcrius: or, a Treatise to prove
that a Run-away Apprentice makes an excellent States-man; by Major Salwey.
Sanguis Martyrum semen Ecclesiæ : A compleat Work, proposing to the Parliament, that the best way to propagate the Commonwealth is to settle it on the Ruins of its first Founders, Lambert, Vane, Desborow, Titchburn, &c. by a Friend to the Commonwealth of England.
Mercurius Acheronticus: or, the Infernal Post, being a Way lately invented for more speedy and safeConveyance to the diabo. lical Regions; by Thomas Scot, now Post-master General to the Prince of Darkness.
Floylius Redivivus: or, a perfect Demonstration, that the easiest way, to revenge a Man of his Adversaries, is to make use of the help of Alderman Hoil's Chain: A Manuscript intended shortly for publick View; by Sir Arthur Haslerigge, a crack-brained Knight.
Solenn Prayers for the Destruction of Babel, being very pithy Ejaculations for the pulling down St. Pulcher's Church, lest he should never get Money for the sale of his Horse; by Jeremy Ives, the gifted Maggot-Monger.
De Antiquitate Typographiæ, to shew, that Printing, or Pressing, was as ancient as Grand-father Adam, learnedly put home by Henry Hills, Printer, to the Taylor's Wife in Black-Friars.
Tempora mutantur & nos mutamur in illis : or, a compleat His. tory of the Life of blind Hewson, from his Awl to his Sword, and now to his Last, by his own Hands.
Ariana Arianissima divulgata: or, a plain discovery of those Places and Honours, which are already by the Devil provided for his best Servants of the Rump.
Utrum horum maris accipe: or, the gracious Proffer of a Hal. ter, or a Hatchet, to the grand Assertors of the good old Cause, by a Friend to the Commonwealth of England.
The Harmony of Confessions: or, the Fanatick Directory; compiled by Sir Ilenry Vane, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Feak, James Naylor, and others; a piece wonderfully conducing to the Interest of the Saints, and Destruction of that Antichristian thing, cal. led, Settlement.
Babylon is fallen, Babylon is fallen : or, the true Relation of the final Overthrow, and utter Destruction of the rotten Rump of a Parliamentary Junto, by a Friend to King Charles the Second.
The Rump's Seminary: or, the Way to find out the ablest Utopian Commonwealth's-Men, by the Coffee Club at Westminster.
Lucri bonus est odor ex re qualibet; a Treatise written in De.
fence of his seizing on the Boy's Close-stool Pan, and reserving the Contents for his own Profit, because the Lad was so profane to carry it on a Sunday ; by Alderman Atkins, Shit-breeches.
A T. is as good for a Sow as a Pancake; whereby is clearly demonstrated, that the Rump would have carried on the Business of the Saints, better than any Parliament chose according to the Laws of the Nation; by Tim. Rogers, princeps fanaticorum.
The Saints may fall away finally, proved in Colonel Overton's Delivery of Hull, into the Hands of the Wicked, when he had resolved to keep it till the Coming of the fifth Monarch; with gundry other Examples of the Brethren's Apostasy.
No-beard, the true characteristical Mark of a pions Brother, and a real Assertor of the good old Cause; by John Ireton and Robert Titchburn.
The Spirit in the Shape of an Owl, howling upon the Top of the Mountains; by Vavasor Powell.
The Repentance of a Sinner, or Paraphrastical Meditations upon the Rump's Lamentations; by Colonel John Streater.
Sicut erat in principio, As you were, Gentlemen; a serious Exhortation to his Brethren of his Blace, to return to their former pitiful Occupation; by John Desborow, Ploughman.
Crispin and Crispianus, an excellent Romance, illustrated and innobled; by Col. John Hewson.
E malis minimum eligendum, Of two Evils the least is to be chosen; and then whether Milk-purse Lawyers, or Cut-throat Tyrants, are the more tolerable; by Eugenius Philopater.
Dapple Groans under the Weight of Sancho Pancha: or, the qunodam miserable Estate of the City-Ass; by John Ircton, then Lord Mayor of London.
De tribus Impostoribus, or, a perfect Ilistory of those thiree notorious Cheats, Rogers, Feak, and Praisegod Barebone.
Animadversions and Corrections of St. Paul's Epistles, and espccially of that Sentence, Godliness is great Gain; whereas it should be, Gain is great Godliness ;' as is clearly proved by William Kiffin, Broker of the World.
The Art of Pimping set forth to the Life, for the Benefit and Instruction of all the indigent Brethren; by Michael Oldsworth, Pimp-master General to the late Earl of Pembroke.
The Defect of a Virtue is worse than the Excess; a Treatise, shewing how much better it is to be hung like a Stallion with Henry Martin, than with the Lord Mounson to want a Bauble.
Diva Pecunia, a brief Discourse, to prove that there neither is, nor can be any other God, which should be adored by the Saints, but the omnipotent Lady, Money; by Marchamond Needham, the Devil's Half-Crown News-Monger.
Fistula in Ano, and the Ulcer of the Rump; wherein is shewn, that there is no better way to cure such Distempers, than a Burning, or Cauterising; by the Rump-confounding Boys of the City of London. Lex Legum: or, a clear Demonstration that there can be pa better way for the Security of the Saints, than by quite abolisha ing the Laws of England, and setting up in their stead the Canons of Beelzebub; by Miles Corbet, Lord Chief Justice of the inferpal Commonwealth.
The Saints shall possess the Earth; proving, that it is lawful for the Brethren to stab, cut the throats of, or any Way make an End of the Wicked of this World, if so be there will thereby any Profit accrue to themselves; by the Congregations at St. Paul's, and elsewhere.
A LETTER OF ADVICE
TO HIS EXCELLENCY
LORD GENERAL MONK.
London : Printed in the year 1660. Quarto, containing eight pages.
late, hath been mixed, partly monarchical, partly aristocra. tical, and partly democratical; in which the power also was fatally divided between king, lords, and commons; whereby, every state therein having distinct aims, and sometimes contrary ones, the nation was impotent and weak, and wanted that harmony, which is to be found in all the parts of a well-ordered government: Yet, under this form, did England enjoy many good days, and great liberties and privileges, and also met with not a few oppressions. Those good days I cannot but assign (whether truly, or no, I leave to your lordship’s sounder judgment) to the democratical part of the government, which was the constant bulwark of English liberties, and procured us those excellent laws, which our kings, by their good-wills, otherwise would never have passed, and which yet (such is the blindness of many men) it is thought, in most good companies, we shall never be able to retain, without the restoration of monarchy. On the other side, the exorbitan. cies and oppressions of the late gorernment, the house of commons, in the reigns of the two late kings, imputed to the prerogative and power of the king; which at last seemed so heavy and grievous to the people, that, incited by the famous long parliament, they took up arms against the king, to devest him of the militia, and negative voice, and some other rights he claimed, of which an English king being stripped, could be nothing but an heroick monarch; and, in this sen-e, they fought against monarchy itself. In this war, the royalists, having lost no small quantity of their best blood, were vanquished, and, with the death of the late king, monarchy itself, for a time, expired. And now this poor nation, not meeting