DIE Martis, 10 die Martii,
Domini tam Spirituales
quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur,
præsentes fuerunt :
Præsens R E X.
p. ArchiEpus. Eborum.
p. Epus. London.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Co. et Lich.
p. Epus. Cestriæ.
p. Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Bristol.
p. Epus. Gloucestren.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Bath. et Well.
p. Epus. Roffen.
p. Ds. Coventey, Ds. Cust. Mag. Sigilli.
Ds. Weston, Dominus Thesaur. Angliæ.
p. Vicecomes Conway, Præsidens Concilii Domini Regis.
p. Comes Maunchester, Ds. Cust. Privati Sigilli.
p. Comes Linsey, Magnus Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Mares. Angliæ.
Comes Pembroc, Senes. Hospitii.
Comes Mountgomery, Cam. Hospitii.
p. Comes Oxon.
p. Comes Kantii.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Bedford.
p. Comes Hertford.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
p. Comes Leicestriæ.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwiciæ.
p. Comes Bristol.
p. Comes Angles.
p. Comes Westmerland.
p. Comes Banbury.
p. Comes Berk.
p. Comes Cleveland.
p. Comes Mulgrave.
p. Comes Norwich.
p. Comes Dover.
p. Comes Petriburgh.
p. Comes Standford.
p. Comes Newport.
p. Comes St. Albans.
p. Vicecomes Say et Seale.
p. Vicecomes Wimbleton.
p. Vicecomes Bayninge.
p. Vicecomes Campden.
p. Vicecomes Dorchester.
p. Vicecomes Wentworth.
p. Ds. Clifford.
p. Ds. Abergavenny.
p. Ds. Percie.
p. Ds. Strange.
Ds. Morley et Mount.
p. Ds. Stourton.
p. Ds. Vaux.
Ds. St. John de Bas.
p. Ds. Cromewell.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Compton.
p. Ds. Stanhope.
p. Ds. Noel.
p. Ds. Kymbolton.
p. Ds. Newnham.
p. Ds. Mountague.
p. Ds. Grey.
p. Ds. Deyncourt.
p. Ds. Conway.
p. Ds. Tregoze.
p. Ds. Fawconbridge.
p. Ds. Lovelace.
p. Ds. Pawlett.
p. Ds. Harvy.
p. Ds. Maynard.
p. Ds. Howard.
p. Ds. Goringe.
p. Ds. Mohun.
p. Ds. Savill.
p. Ds. Butler.
p. Ds. Dunsmore.
HIS Majesty being sat in His Royal Throne, with
His Crown on His Head, and in His Robes, and the
Lords in their Robes also, and divers of the Commons
below the Bar, but not then Speaker, neither were
they called; His Majesty spake as followeth:
"I never came here upon so unpleasant an Occasion,
it being the Dissolution of a Parliament. Therefore,
Men may have some Cause to wonder why I should
not rather choose to do this by Commission, it being
a general Maxim of Kings to leave harsh Commands to
their Ministers, themselves only executing pleasing
Things; yet, considering that Justice as well consists in
Reward and Praise of Virtue as punishing of Vice, I
thought it necessary to come here To-day, to declare
to you, and all the World, that it was merely the undutiful and seditious Carriage in the Lower House
that hath (fn. 1) caus'd the Dissolution of this Parliament;
and you, My Lords, are so far from being any Causers
of it, that I take as much Comfort in your dutiful
Demeanors, as I am justly distasted with their Proceedings; yet, to avoid Mistakings, let Me tell you,
that it is so far from Me to adjudge all the House
alike guilty, that I know that there are many
there as dutiful Subjects as any in the World; it
being but some few Vipers amongst them that did cast
this Mist of Undutifulness over most of their Eyes;
yet, to say Truth, there was a good Number there
that could not be infected with this Contagion; insomuch that some did express their Duties in speaking,
which was the General Fault of the House the last
Day. To conclude, as those Vipers must look for
their Reward of Punishment; so you, My Lords,
must justly expect from Me that Favour and Protection, that a good King oweth to his loving and
"And now, My Lord Keeper, do what I have
Then the Lord Keeper said, "My Lords, and Gen
tlemen of the House of Commons, The King's Majesty doth dissolve this Parliament".
Ipse DOMINUS REX hoc præsens Parliamentum