Hutchinson -DA407 .H9 H7 1806

99 ing, and other abillities, to which was ioyn'd a willing and zealous heart to the cause and his country, he was the chiefe promoter of the parliament's interest in the country; but finding it generally disaffected, all he could doe, when the king approacht it, was to gather a troope of those godly people which the cavalliers drove out, and with · them he went into my lord of Essex his armie; which he, being a single person, might the better doe: Mr. Hutchinson was not willing so soone to quitt his house, to which he was so lately come, if he could have bene suffer'd to live quietly in it, but his affections to the parliament being taken notice of, he became an object of envie to the other party. Sr. Thomas Hutchinson, a little before the standard was sett up, \vas come to Nottingham, where his house was, to see his children and refresh himselfe, when, hearing of the king's intentions to come , to the towne, he, some days before his comming, went over to Owthorpe, his soon's house, to remaine there till he could fitt himselfe to returne to the parliament. One day, as Mr. Hutchinson was at dinner, the mayor of Nottingham sent him word that the high sheriffe had broken open the lock of the countrie's ammunition, which was left in his trust, and was about to take it away. Mr. Hutchinson immediately went ih all hast to prevent it, but before he came to the towne it was gone, and some of the king's souldiers were allready come to towne, and were plund'ring all the honest m<'?n of their annes. As one of them had taken a muskett, seeing l\1r. Hutchinson goe by, he wisht it loaden for his sake, and sayd he hoped the day would shortly come when all such roundheads would be faire mm·kes for them. This name of Roundhead comming so. opertunely in , I shall make a little digression to tell how it came up. When puritanisme grew into a faction, the zealotts distinguisht themselves, both men and women, by several! affectations of habitt lookes, and words, which, had it bene a real! declension of ~anity: and embracing of sobriety in all those things, had bene most corn-