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Hiflflry ofthe Puritans, examin'd 109 Rufhworth obferves, ' that it was not publifhed till the Tenth ; but gives us no Authority for it. And he owns, that tho' the Speaker was not fent for, ' that divers of the Commons flood below the Bar, ' when the King made his Speech.' Neal, p. 198. The Members above mentioned were fentenced to be imprifoned during the king's pleafure, and were accordinglykept under clop Confinement many Tears, where Sir John Eliot died a Martyr for the Liberties ofhis Country. I fear our Hiftorian plays thePanegyrf too much in this place, in Riling a Man (whom the Judges called the greatefl Offender, and Ringleader) a Mar- tyr : Patriot, in my Opinion, in his Senfe of Pa- triotifm, would have been Epithet fufficient. Mr. Echard gives us a different Character of this Mar-. tyrfor the Liberties of his Country; and tells us, [Vol. II. p. 26.] ' That, out of his mortal Enmity to the Duke ofBuckingham, he helped to blow up ' fuch a Flame in the I-ioufe, as was never after extinguiíhed.'.. And in another place, [p, 89.1 ' If we look upon the Pride and Turbulency of his Spirit,' his treacherous Barbarity to Mr. Moyle, [whom he flabb'd treacheroufly, p. 26.] and both his Flatteries and Spite to the Duke of Bucking-- ' ham, we can't help concluding him one of the greateft Incendiaries of the Nation ; and that there is no Man more pernicious and dangerous, than a difgufted Courtier, who fets up for a Patriot.' Neal, ibid. But to jufiify theft Proceedings to the World, his Majefly publifhed. a Declaration of the Caufes of his d/olving the la/I Parliament. The De- claration vindicates the taking of Tonnage, from the Examples of his Predeceffors. The King's Words 4: ' The Sef ion thus ended, the Parliament rifen, that intendedRemonfirance * King Charles's Works, p. zzq.. Appendix to Rufiworth's ift Volume, p. 3. Frankland, p. 374. gave