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"go here as we could with. The Lieutenant " of Ireland (Lord Strafford) came but on Mon"day to town, late; on Tuesday refted; and " on Wednesday came to Parliament; but ere night he was caged. Intolerable pride and " oppreffion call to Heaven for vengeance. The "Lower House clofed their doors; the Speaker
kept the keys till his accufation was con"cluded. Thereafter Mr. Pym went up with a number at his back to the Higher Houfe, and, in a pretty short speech, did, in the name of the "Commons of all England accufe Thomas Lord "Strafford of high treafon, and required his "perfon to be arrested till probation might be "made: fo Mr. Pym and his back were removed. "The Lords began to confult on that ftrange " and unpremeditated motion. The word goes "in hafte to the Lord Lieutenant, where he "was with the King: with speed he comes to "the House of Peers, and calls rudely at the "door. James Maxwell, Keeper of the Black Rod, opens. His Lordship, with a proud glooming countenance, makes towards his place at the board head, but at once many "bid him void the Houfe. So he is forced in "confufion to go to the door till he is called. "After confultation he ftands, but is told to "kneel, and on his knees to hear the fentence.
Being on his knees, he is delivered to the "Black
"Black Rod to be prifoner till he is cleared of "the crimes he is charged with. He offered to fpeak, but was commanded to be gone with"out a word. In the outer room, James Max"well required of him, as prisoner, to deliver " him his sword. When he had got it, with a "loud voice he told his man to carry the Lord "Lieutenant's fword. This done, he makes "through a number of people towards his "coach, all gazing, no man capping to him, "before whom that morning the greatest in Eng«land would have ftood difcovered; all crying, "What is the matter? He faid, A small matter, I "warrant you. They replied, Yes indeed, high "treafon is a small matter! Coming to the place "where he expected his coach, it was not there; "fo he behoved to return the fame way through a "world of gazing people. When at last he had "found his coach, and was entering it, James « Maxwell told him, My Lord, you are my pri
foner, and muft go in my coach; fo he behoved "to do. For fome days too many went to see "him; but fince, the Parliament has commanded "his keepers to be ftraiter. Pourfuivants are dif"patched to Ireland, to open all the ports, and to "proclaim, that all who had grievances might "" come over."
DR. WAILER, in his funeral fermon on the death of the Earl's feventh daughter, the Countefs of Warwick, fays, "She was truly excel"lent and great in all refpects; great in the "honour of her birth, being born a lady and a "vertuofa both, feventh daughter of that emi"nently honourable Richard the firft Earl of "Corke, who being born a private Gentleman,
and a younger brother of a younger brother, to "no other heritage than this device and motto, "which his humble gratitude infcribed on all the "palaces he built,
FIRST EARL OF CORK.
"God's Providence is my inheritance."
"by that Providence, and by his diligent and "wife industry, he raifed fuch an honour and "eftate, and left fuch a family as never any fub
ject of these three kingdoms did; and that "with fo unfpotted a reputation of integrity, that "the most invidious fcrutiny could find no blot,
though it winnowed all the methods of his rifing "most severely, which the good Lady Warwick hath often told me with great content and fatis"faction.
"This noble Lord, by his prudent and pious confort, (no leffe an ornament and honour to "their descendants than herself,) was bleffed "with five fonnes, of which he lived to fee four "Lords and Peers of the kingdom of Ireland; " and a fifth (more than these titles fpeak) a fovereign, and peerleffe, in a larger province (that " of universal nature), fubdued and made obfe"quious to his inquifitive mind *;-and eight daughters. And that you may know how all "things were extraordinary in this great perfonage, it will, I hope, be neither unpleasant "nor impertinent to add a fhort story I had " from his daughter's (Lady Warwick's) own "mouth.
"Mafter Boyle, (afterwards Earl of Corke,) "who was then a widower, came one morning "to wait on Sir Jeoffery Fenton, Secretary of "State for Ireland; who being engaged in bu
finefs, and not knowing who it was that de"fired to speak to him, for a while delayed him acceffe, which time he spent pleasantly with "the Secretary's daughter, then a child in the "nurfe's arms. But when Sir Jeoffrey came "and faw whom he had made ftay fomewhat "too long, he civilly excufed it. But Mafter Boyle
• The Honourable Robert Boyle, one of the greatest natural philofophers that any country has ever produced.
Boyle replied, he had been very well employed, and had spent his time much to his "fatisfaction in courting his daughter, if he might obtaine the honour of being his fon-in"law. At which Sir Jeoffery smiled, (fo hear "one who had been formerly married move for "a wife carried in arms, and under two years old,) and asked him if he could stay for her; to which he frankly answered him that he "would, and Sir Jeoffery as generously promised "him that he should have his confent. And they "both kept their words afterwards very honour"ably."
THIS excellent Prelate, to whom the Irish are indebted for the tranflation of the Bible into their language, was Bishop of Kilmore in Ireland. Like the late Bishop Berkeley, he would never be tranflated from one See to another, thinking with him, that his church was his wife, and his diocese his children, from whom he should never be divorced.
"Bishop Bedell lived with his clergy," fays his Biographer, as if they had been his brethren. "When he went his vifitations, he would not