Grey - BX9329 G7 1736

$o Mr. N E L's iIa Vol. of th'e His Words; Neal, p. t53. As the Court of King James lean'd to Popery and Arbitrary Power, fo did the Prince. Notwithftanding, I have already fufficiently dif- proved this groundlefs Affertion of Mr. Neal's, I shall take the liberty of adding two or three good Authorities inConfirmation ofwhat has been already offered. In the Treaty of Marriage fever'd and by itfelf, in Rymer, we are told*, ' That when the Kingand Prince had met in the Prado, and performed their ' Interview, and mutual Ceremonies ; the Condè taking the Duke [viz. Buckingham] into hisCoach, and Mafter Porter for his Interpreter, falling into 6 a Difcourfe of the Match, he faid unto the Duke, ' let us difpatch this Match out of hand, and ftrike ' it up without the Pope.' The Duke anfwered, he liked the Manner very well, but defired to underftand the Means.' Why, the Means (quoth the Condes) is very eafy; ' it is but the Converfion of the Prince, which we ' cannot conceive but his Highnefs intended upon ' his Refolution for this Journey.' His Grace anfwered forthwith, That with Freedom they came thither, and with Freedom they would return again ; they were no Juglers, neither came they to Spain to make new Bar- ' gains ; the Prince was fettled in his Religion ; his Confcience was troubled with no Scruples in that kind ; if they ftroke any more upon that ftring, they would marr all the Harmony.' Lord Clarendon's Account of his Religion, when King, is as follows t: ' The King was always the molt Punctual Obferver of Decency in Devotion, and the ftriaeft Promoter of the Ceremonies of the Church, as believing in his Soul, the Church * Rymer's Fcedera, Vol. XVII. p. 56o. t Lord Clarendon's Hiffory, Vol. L Folio, p. 6;.