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Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of

After the Manner of Mr. BAYL E.
Drawn from Original Writers and State Papers.

To which is added,
An APPENDIX of Original Papers,

Now first published.

Ne quid falsi dicere audeat, ne quid veri non audeat.


Printed for A. MILLAR in the Strand.


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Romwell's birth and parentage. Allied to the best

u families. Trade no disgrace to a gentleman, p. 1-3.

Of the learning of Cromwell, p. 4. Vicious in youth,

p. 5. Marries p. 6. Charaēler of Mrs. Cromwell,
p. 6-8. Reports concerning the poverty of Cromwell,
p. 9. Reflections on them, p. 10. Of the Religion of
Cromwell, p. 11. An original letter of his to Mr.
Storie, p. 12. Of his enthusiasm, p. 13-23. Crom-

well courteous and affable, and inclined to buffoonery, p. 24.

Though on necessary occasions he kept state to the full,

p. 27. Of his want of eloquence, p. 34. Mr. Hume

censured, p. 35. Cromwell's speech to the Swedila

ambassador commended, p. 36. Cromwell no bigot,

p. 37. Mischief of bigottry, ibid. Cromwell the

great Patron of religious liberty, p. 38—45. Falls in

with the Puritans, p. 45. Short fate of the case be-

tween them and the Prelatifts, p. 46.

Character of Court-Prelates in the times of James and

Charles I. p. 47: Of the severe measures taken in the

times of the latter of these Princes, p. 50. Cromwell

with others prepare to leave the kingdom, p. 55. Are

Stop'd by a proclamation, ibid. Reflections thereon, p. 56.

Of Cromwell's opposition to the draining the Fenns,
p. 56. Of the parliament in 1641, p. 59. Juftly ce-
lebrated for their noble deeds, p. 62–65. High cha-

racters of it by Mr. Sidney and Mr. Trenchard, p. 69.

Account of the remonftrance of the state of the kingdom,

p.70–76. The Parliament puts itself in a state of

defence Is adhered to by Cromwell, who raises a

troop of horse, and disciplines them in a most extraordi-

nary manner. Praise of Cromwell's army by Lord

Clarendon, p. 76.–85. Of Cromwell's first actions

in the War, p. 85. Lord Holles's charge of cowardice

against him recited, p. 87. Hated and envied by very

powerful perfons. Account of a consultation to accuse him

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