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CHIEFLY OF THE
LAST AND TWO PRECEDING
ILLUSTRATED BY ENCRAVINGS.
Indocti discant, et ament meminisse periti.
THE FIFTH EDITION.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES,
IN THE STRAND.
W. Flint, Printer, Old Bailey.
CHARLES THE SECOND.
"HAD this King but loved business as well as "he understood it," fays Sir Richard Bulftrode, " he would have been the greatest Prince in Eu
rope." Of his own country he used to say, that it was the most comfortable climate to live under that he had ever experienced; as there' were more days in the year, and more hours in the day, that a man could take exercife out of doors in it, than in any country he had ever known. He faid one day to Sir Richard Bul
ftrode, that during his exile he had seen many countries, of which none pleafed him so much as that of the Flemings, who were the most honeft and true-hearted people he had ever met with: and then added, "I am weary of travel
ling, I am refolved to go abroad no more; but "when I am dead and gone, I know not what my brother will do; I am much afraid that "when he comes to the throne he will be obliged "to travel again."
An Addrefs being once prefented from the City to this Monarch by the Lord Mayor, attended by Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Bethell, and Mr. Cornish, the King returned an answer by the Lord Chancellor, which concluded thus:
"The King doth not believe this to be fo una"nimous a vote of the City as is pretended; and "he commands me to tell you, that if he did be"lieve it were fo, (as he does not) that you have "meddled with a thing which is none of your "bufinefs;" and fo difmiffed them." Me"moirs of the Reign of Charles the Second, by "Sir Richard Bulftrode, Refident at Bruffels, to "the Court of Spain from Charles the Second.”
Lockhart, the Author of "The Memoirs," wrote with his own hand the following narrative in his copy of Lord Clarendon's "Hiftory of "the Rebellion.""