DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 10 die Julii.
Sir John Lucas versus Laurence and King.
Ordered, That Thomas Laurance and Stephen Kinge
be bailed, to appear in this House at such Day as their
Lordships shall appoint to hear the Cause between Sir
Jo. Lucas, Knight, and they and others.
Ordered, That the Committee for Pirates do meet
on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon.
Then the Counsel of the Earl of March was heard,
in their Reply to the new Matter urged the last Day
concerning Sutton Marsh by the Counsel of the Lord
Phillip Herbert, &c. and the Statute of 4 H. IV. C. 23,
being urged, the Lords, conceiving it to trench upon the
Jurisdiction of this House, commanded the Counsel on
both Sides to withdraw.
Then the House, taking the same into Consideration,
did Order, That it should be referred to the Committee
of Privileges; and to meet on Monday next in the Afternoon, to search and see what is the due and right
Privileges of this House in Matter of Judicature, and to
report the same to this House.
Ordered, That, after the Committee for Privileges
have reported their Opinions concerning the Privileges
of this House in Point of Judicature, this House will
take into Consideration the whole Business concerning
Payne to be sent for, for abusing the Earl of Thanet.
Upon Information to this House, That one Tho. Paine,
an Attorney, hath misbehaved himself towards the Earl
of Thanett, a Member of this House; it is Ordered,
That the said Paine shall be sent for, to attend this
House on Monday Morning next.
Earl of Leicester took the Protestation.
This Day the Earl of Leycester took the Protestation,
and subscribed the same.
Farnaby's Latin Grammar.
The Petition of Thomas Farnaby, Esquire, was read,
concerning the publishing of a Latin Grammar made by
him; and it is Ordered to be referred to the Committee for Petitions.
Court of York.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Court
and Council of Yorke be considered of on Tuesday Morning next.
The Lord Privy Seal reported the Conference delivered by Mr. Hollis, concerning the Manifesto: videlicet,
Report of the Conference concerning the Manifesto abolit the Elector Palatine.
"On Thursday last, at a Conference with the House
"Upon the Manifesto here read in this House, in
Presence of the King and the House of Commons,
called up hither upon Occasion of passing Two Bills,
Mr. Hollis, in an elegant Expression, and true Resentment of the Case of a distressed Prince, told us, That
from the House of Commons he was to let us know:
"That they had taken into their serious Consideration His Majesty's Proposal to them, of that Manifesto, in which He is pleased to declare His pious Intention concerning His Royal Sister (that noble Lady
Elizabeth), the Prince Palatine her Son, and the rest
of that Electoral Family.
"They did acknowledge His Majesty's Favour in communicating to them any Part of His Royal Thoughts,
asking their Advice and Counsel in a Business that
doth so nearly concern Him, as needs it must, touching the Happiness, nay the Subsistance, of these distressed Princes, extracted and their Veins enriched
with His own Royal Blood; in which Relation the
House of Commons looks upon them with an Eye of
"To hear and see that those Princes, so near to the
King, should, instead of Honour and Greatness, suffer
that which is so unworthy of them:
"To have their ancient Patrimony torn from them,
and by violent Hands detained; this makes their Ears
tingle, and their Hearts to rise within them.
"My Lords (said he, and that elegantly), the Heart
of the English Subject is so well tuned in an agreeing
Harmony to the Person of his Prince, that he
is affected with the least Touch upon any Part of
the Princely String; if it be good and pleasing, in
stantly answers it with a proportional Sound, with
Joy and Exultation; if harsh and displeasing, then
with Sorrow and Lamentation; But not a Sorrow womanish and faint, but accompanied with a vigorous
and magnanimous Resolution to be avenged of any
Injury offered to their Sovereign or His Blood.
"This of itself were enough to raise Courage in us,
to redress the Prince Elector's Wrong; to stir up Desires with Impatience, to see him re-invested in His
Right, were it but for the Love and Duty we owe to
"But, my Lords, there is yet another Motive, which
hath a strong irresistible Operation; that is, the Consideration how much it imports the Cause of Religion,
the advancing of our Protestant Party, the redeem
ing of so many sick Souls from the Antichristian
"This hath a double Respect relating to us, not
only as we are Fellow Members with them of the
true Church, which obligeth us to defend them, but
more particularly concerneth us in Point of Policy
and Reason of State; by supporting our Allies, to
advance ourselves, and make us formidable to the
Enemies of our Church and State; for, my Lords,
the Protestant Religion and this Kingdom be like
Hippocrates' Twins, that must live and die together.
"It is a Madness (said he, and he says truly) to
think the State can subsist, if Religion be subverted;
and it is as great a Madness to think our Religion
can continue here, if we suffer it to be eradicated
out of our neighbouring Countries. A Fort cannot
hold out, if all the Outworks be taken: The Heart
cannot be preserved, when a Gangrene hath seized on
the outward Parts of the Body.
"My Lords (said he), truly Religion is the Life of
England, by which it flourishes; so, in a politic Respect, England may be said [ (fn. *) to be] the Heart of the Protestant Religion through all other Parts of Christendom. It is the Fort where Religion is ingarrisoned,
and hath done, and upon Occasion must send out Supplies to all our neighbouring Countries professing the
same Religion with us.
"On the other Side, if these Countries be invaded
and possessed by the Enemies of our Religion (as if
they first get one, and then another, their Appetite
will increase, to swallow all at last).
"Let us think of it; if they go away with the Palatinate, then get another Part of Germany, afterwards come upon The Low Countries; in what Condition will England then stand in?
"It will be left, as the Prophet faith, as a Cottage
in a Vineyard, as a Lodge in a Garden of Cucumbers;
as a besieged City (when all the Defences are gone)
must yield itself a Prey to the Enemy.
"My Lords (said he), this Consideration works
strongly with the Commons of England; and as the
wise Man is to have his Eyes in his Head, and look
before him, so they do look before them, and had
rather see this Evil met Half-way than stay till it comes
Home unto them; rather see the eating Gangrene of
the Austrian Ambition stopped in Germany, than
tarry till it seize upon the vital Spirits of this Island,
and so work inevitably the Death of Religion in
"The Business took up a serious Debate; and, after
much Time and many Arguments spent upon this
Subject, the Commons came to this Resolution: videlicet,
"Resolved, upon the Question,
"That this House doth approve of His Majesty's
pious Intention, in the Behalf of His Royal Sister the
Queen of Bohemia, and His Nephew the Prince Elector
Palatine, and the rest of the Princes of that Family,
and of the publishing this Manifesto to that Purpose;
and that the House will be ready to give His Majesty
such Advice and Assistance therein, by Parliament, as
shall stand with the Honour of His Majesty and the
Interest and Affections of this Kingdom, if the present Treaty shall not succeed.
"This being read, he then told us, he was commanded to present it to your Lordships, and to desire,
That your Lordships will join with them in a Tender
of the like Advice unto His Majesty, and Approbation of His Royal Intendments; and likewise that His
Majesty may be moved, in the Name of both Houses,
to recommend the same Business unto His Parliament
of Scotland, to have the Consent and Concurrence of
that Kingdom, that, as we be Brethren in mutual
Affection, Brethren in an equal Tie of Duty and Allegiance unto the King our Sovereign, so we may be
Brethren also in the same tender Care and loving
Zeal for the Good and Support of His Majesty's
Kindred, and their Restitution to their ancient Inheritances."
Then this House, taking the Effect of this Report
into Consideration, Ordered, To join with the House
of Commons in all their Desires herein; and it was
Resolved upon the Question, nemine contradicentc,
Lords agree with the H. C. in their Resolutions concerning the Manifesto.
That this House doth concur in Opinion with the
Resolution of the House of Commons.
Committee to acquaint the King with this, and to desire He would recommend it to the Parliament of Scotland.
After this, these Lords following were appointed by
this House to attend His Majesty, and acquaint Him
with the Resolutions of both Houses herein; and to
move His Majesty from both Houses of Parliament,
That He will be pleased to recommend the Manifesto
unto the Parliament of Scotland, to have the Concurrence of that Kingdom: videlicet,
Lord Privy Seal.
Earl of Essex.
Earl of Bristoll.
And to know when His Majesty will be attended by both Houses about it.
These Lords aforesaid were likewise to desire His
Majesty to appoint a Time when both Houses may wait
upon His Majesty, to present their Advice to His Majesty concerning the Manifesto.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Lunæ, videlicet, 12m diem instantis Julii, hora nona
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.