In the coach, my divine Lord communed with me, and in me, in a manner which the others could not comprehend, indeed not perceive.
I shall await your most gracious permission here in hospital, that I may not have to play the part of a secretary rather than commander in the army. The city was hard to attack, as the Capitol stood as an advanced fort to defend it. Moreover, he had concealed the Popish plot, and spoken of Oates with contempt. As soon as you left, it began and went on. The demand that a history, whatever the subject may be, should state the facts without prejudice and without any particular object or end to be gained by its means, must be regarded as a fair one.
As for faith, and modesty, and justice, and truth, they long since, as one of the poets hath it, have abandoned this spacious earth, and retired themselves unto heaven. They were pursued for a distance of some miles, but their capture was not effected. As no time was to be lost, Dr.