DIE Martis, 5 die Maii,
Domini tam Spirituales
quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur,
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Cestriæ.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Co. et Litch.
p. Epus. Glouc.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
p. Epus. Bath et Wells.
p. Epus. Hereff.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Bristoll.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Roffen.
p. Epus. Peterburgen.
p. Epus. Landaven.
|p. Ds. Finch, Ds. Magni Sigilli.
p. Epus. London. Ds. Thesaur. Angliæ.
p. Comes Manchester, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Winton.
p. Comes Lindsey, Mag. Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundel et Sur. Comes Maresc. Angliæ, et Senesc. Hospitii.
p. Comes Northumbriæ, Mag. Admir. Angliæ.
p. Comes Pembrooke, Camer. Hospitii.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes Huntington.
p. Comes Bathon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Bedford.
p. Comes Hartford.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Nottingham.
p. Comes Dorset.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwiciæ.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes March.
p. Comes Denbigh.
p. Comes Holland.
p. Comes Clare.
p. Comes Bollingbrooke.
p. Comes Berkes.
p. Comes Cleeveland.
p. Comes Bristoll.
p. Comes Mounmouth.
p. Comes Rivers.
p. Comes Newcastle.
p. Comes Dover.
p. Comes Petriburgen.
p. Comes Carnarvan.
p. Comes Newport.
p. Comes Thanet.
p. Comes St. Albanes.
p. Comes Portland.
p. Comes Strafford.
p. Vicecomes Say et Seale.
p. Vicecomes Campden.
p. Ds. Mowbray.
p. Ds. Clifford.
p. Ds. Strange.
Ds. Morley et Mount.
p. Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Willoughby de Par.
p. Ds. Paget.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Stanhope.
Ds. Arundell de War.
p. Ds. Kimbolton.
p. Ds. Newneham Paddox.
p. Ds. Brooke.
p. Ds. Mountague de Bough.
p. Ds. Gray de Warke.
p. Ds. Deincourt.
p. Ds. Roberts.
p. Ds. Fawconberdge.
p. Ds. Lovelace.
p. Ds. Pawlet.
p. Ds. Harvey.
p. Ds. Brudnell.
p. Ds. Coventree.
p. Ds. Howard de Esc.
p. Ds. Goreing.
p. Ds. Mohun.
p. Ds. Savile.
p. Ds. Dunsmore.
p. Ds. Powis.
p. Ds. Herbert de Cher.
Bp of Oxford excused.
The Lord Bishop of Oxon excused.
His Majesty came this Day in Person to the House,
appareled in His Regal Robes; and, having ascended
His Royal Throne, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
sitting in their Robes, uncovered, the House of Commons were called in, with their Speaker; and, being all
present, His Majesty was pleased to express His Pleasure to them, in these Words following, or to this Effect: videlicet,
"There can be no Occasion of My coming to the
House so unpleasing to Me, as this at this Time. The
Fear of doing that which I am to do To-day, made
Me not long ago to come into this House; where I
expressed My Fear, and the Remedies which I thought
necessary for the eschewing of it. I must needs confess and acknowledge, that ye, My Lords of the
Higher House, did give Me so willing an Ear, and
such an Affection, that you did shew yourselves accordingly thereafter; so that certainly I may say,
if there had been any Means to have given a happy
End to this Parliament, it was not your Lordships
Fault that it was not so. Therefore, My Lords, in the
first Place, I must thank you for your good Endeavours.
"For My own Part, I hope you remember what the
First Day of the Parliament the Lord Keeper said to
you in My Name; what he said again at the Banqueting House at Whitehall, and what I said the last
Day Myself. I named it to you, not in any Doubt that
you do not remember; but to shew you that I never
said any Thing that Way, in Favour to My People,
but, by the Grace of God, I will punctually and
really perform it.
"I know that they have insisted very much on Grievances, I will not say that they be altogether free,
though, it may be, not so many as the Public Voice
would make them. Yet I desire you for to know,
and now especially in this Time, that, out of Parliament, I shall be as ready (if not more willing) to hear
any just Grievance, as in Parliament.
"There is one Thing that I have heard is much spoken
of, though not so much insisted on as others, and that
is Religion; I have expressed Myself the last Day;
and I doubt not but you do remember it; certainly
I shall be most careful, as I am most concerned, in
the Preservation of that Purity of Religion, which,
I thank God, is established in the Church of England; and I shall be as careful out of Parliament, as
in Parliament, to do it.
"I shall not trouble you long with Words; it is
My Fashion. What I offered the last Day to the House
of Commons, I think, My Lords, it is very well known
to you all; how they accepted it, I think it is as well
"You know, at the first, I expressed myself by My
Lord Keeper, that Delay was worse Danger than refusing. I would not put this Fault on all the whole
House; I will not judge so uncharitably; but it hath
been some few cunning and some ill-affectioned Men,
that have been the Cause of this Misunderstanding.
I shall only end as I began, giving your Lordships
Thanks for the Care you have had of My Honour
and Affairs; desiring you to go on, and assist Me for
the maintaining of Government, and the Liberties of
the People, that they so much start at; for, My
Lords, no King in the World shall be more careful
to maintain the Propriety of their Goods, the Liberties
of their Persons, and True Religion, than I shall be.
"And now, My Lord Keeper, do as I have commanded you."
Then the Lord Keeper said, "My Lords, and ye
Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of
Commons, the King's Majesty doth dissolve this Parliament."