The History of Great Brtain, Being the Life and Reign of King James I.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1653 Excerpt: ...to tend to its own destruQion. But to return to our Story. Sir Henry Mount ague, Lord chief Justice Cas the Reports of those Times lively voted) laid down twenty thousand pounds fstr the Officeof Lord Treasurer; and before the year expired, it was conferred upon Sir Lionel/ Cranfield, who had been a Citizen of London, bred up in the Custome-house, and knowing the secret contrin&nces of those Officers, was thought fittest to ma nage the Kings Revenue: For in expensive and wanting Courts, those great Officers are most acceptable, that by their finesses ahd projeSs, can bring in that 5 which with riot and prodigality goesj Jesuitical!exploits, are more particularly related by Wadjrvortb in his Spamsl) Pilgrim (who was son to that IVudfveorth, that went over Chaplain into Spain, with our Kings first Leidgcr Ambassador, Sir charli s Cornvpailir, and there perverted by the Jesuits') which young man being bred up at. Saint omers, intheNarsene of Jesuitism, discovered all their machinations. Such a brood of Vipers being then nourished in the bowels of this Kingdom. The King, that either thought these instruments were not so aUive, or that they would not be discovered, was resolved upon a Parliament, for the former Reasons, which began the twentieth of January this year; yet not being ignorant of some miscarriages that pasted by his allowance, he strives to palliate them, and gives the Parliament some little touches of them by the way, that when they should find them, they might (by his Anticipation) appear the less. And being loth to have the breach between him and his people made wider, he thus strives to stop the gap. "IV AE Y LordsSpirituil/and Temporall, and you the Commons, 1Vf Cut multilocfuio non deejipeccatum. In the last Parliament ceI ma..