House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 10 March 1629

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Martis, 10 die Martii,

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt :

Præsens R E X.

ArchiEpus. Cant
p. ArchiEpus. Eborum.
p. Epus. London.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Winton.
Epus. Petriburgen.
Epus. Hereforden.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Co. et Lich.
Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Cestriæ.
p. Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Lincoln.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Asaphen.
p. Epus. Gloucestren.
Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Landaven.
Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Bath. et Well.
p. Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Oxon.
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.
Marchio Winton.
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.
Comes Northumbriæ.
Comes Salop.
p. Comes Kantii.
Comes Derbiæ.
Comes Wigorn.
p. Comes Rutland.
Comes Cumbriæ.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bath.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Bedford.
p. Comes Hertford.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
Comes Nottingham.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Exon.
Comes Bridgewater.
p. Comes Leicestriæ.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwiciæ.
Comes Cantabr.
Comes Carlile.
Comes Denbigh.
p. Comes Bristol.
p. Comes Angles.
Comes Holland.
Comes Clare.
Comes Bolingbrooke.
p. Comes Westmerland.
p. Comes Banbury.
p. Comes Berk.
p. Comes Cleveland.
p. Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Danby.
Comes Tottnes.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Marleborough.
p. Comes Norwich.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Newcastle.
p. Comes Dover.
p. Comes Petriburgh.
p. Comes Standford.
Comes Kingstone.
p. Comes Newport.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Thannett.
p. Comes St. Albans.
Vicecomes Mountague.
Vicecomes Purbecke.
p. Vicecomes Say et Seale.
p. Vicecomes Wimbleton.
Vicecomes Savage.
p. Vicecomes Bayninge.
p. Vicecomes Campden.
p. Vicecomes Dorchester.
p. Vicecomes Wentworth.
p. Ds. Clifford.
p. Ds. Abergavenny.
Ds. Audley.
p. Ds. Percie.
p. Ds. Strange.
Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Morley et Mount.
Ds. Dacres.
Ds. Dudley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Darcie.
p. Ds. Vaux.
Ds. Windsore.
Ds. St. John de Bas.
p. Ds. Cromewell.
Ds. Evre.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Compton.
Ds. Wootton.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Spencer.
p. Ds. Stanhope.
Ds. Arundell.
p. Ds. Noel.
p. Ds. Kymbolton.
p. Ds. Newnham.
p. Ds. Mountague.
p. Ds. Grey.
p. Ds. Deyncourt.
Ds. Ley.
Ds. Robarts.
p. Ds. Conway.
Ds. Vere.
p. Ds. Tregoze.
Ds. Craven.
p. Ds. Fawconbridge.
p. Ds. Lovelace.
p. Ds. Pawlett.
p. Ds. Harvy.
Ds. Brudnell.
p. Ds. Maynard.
p. Ds. Howard.
p. Ds. Goringe.
p. Ds. Mohun.
p. Ds. Savill.
p. Ds. Butler.
p. Ds. Dunsmore.

King present.

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:

"My Lords,

His Speech.

"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 faithful Nobility.

"And now, My Lord Keeper, do what I have commanded you".

Ld. Keepers,

Then the Lord Keeper said, "My Lords, and Gen tlemen of the House of Commons, The King's Majesty doth dissolve this Parliament".

Parliament dissolved.

Ipse DOMINUS REX hoc præsens Parliamentum dissolvit.


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