The Novels And Miscellaneous Works Of Daniel De Foe (volume 2); Memoirs Of A Cavalier, Memoirs Of…

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byDaniel Defoe

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE KING QUITS THE TOWN IN DISGUISE. 231 he embarked in, which I served as heartily against as any man in the army; but I cannot conceal extraordinary merit for its being placed in an enemy. CHAPTER XVII. VARIOUS OPINIONS ON THE KING'S THROWING HIMSELF UPON THE FIDELITY OF THE SCOTS THE SCOTCH PARLIAMENT REFUSE TO RECEIVE HIM INTO SCOTLAND THE KING IS GIVEN UP CONSEQUENCES THEREOF REFLECTIONS THE KING'S DEATH CONCLUSION. This was the end of our making war; for now we were all under parole never to bear arms against the parliament; and though some of us did not keep our word, yet I think a soldier's parole ought to be the most sacred in such case, that a soldier may be the easier trusted at all times upon his word. For my part, I went home fully contented, since I could do my royal master no better service, that I had come off no worse. The enemy going now on in a full current of success, and the king reduced to the last extremity, and Fairfax, by long marches, being come back within five miles of Oxford, his majesty, loath to be cooped up in a town which could on no account hold long out, quits the town in a disguise, leaving Sir Thomas Glenham governor, and being only attended with Mr. Ashburnham and one more, rides away to Newark, and there fatally committed himself to the honour and fidelity of the Scots, under general Leven. There had been some little bickering between the parliament and the Scots' commissioners, concerning the propositions which the Scots were for a treaty with the king upon, and the parliament refused it. The parliament, upon all proposals of peace, had formerly invited the king to come and throw himself upon the honour, fidelity, and affection of his parliament; and now the king from Oxford offering to come up to London, on the protection...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE KING QUITS THE TOWN IN DISGUISE. 231 he embarked in, which I served as heartily against as any man in the army; but I cannot conc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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