Tuesday, December 23, 1704

Rehearsal Of Observator

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Rehearsal Of Observator (Newspaper) - December 23, 1804, London, Middlesex E H E THE R S A L How to Man-age a Bu}]y,JbewdM the Litter End of the Reiga of Charles II. The Obfervator Efpous'd by the Party. Who is Grown more Infolent fwce his *tbyd thin before. The Cobler of Gloucefter Revived. And his Complement to the Judges. His helping to Place the prefect Queen upon the Throne. From feature? December the 23th, to s5>atut&ap December the 30th, 1704. Country-m, P tRithee, Nobbs, tell me all the way and manner how thou _ canfftofF|fo Bravely. All/ny Truft was in the Jury. But when they found thee Guilty * I gave thee for Gon. Obf In the Reign of old Pius (as we call him in our Calves-Head Dialed:) our chief Safety was in Junes. And if the Twelve# Apofllcs had come in for Evidence, againft any of the Party, the A.ifwer had been Ignoramus! We then found Jum ties to our Purpofe, and made ufe of that way. But-we had found Another way, and AnoEher, if that had not done. We cou'd not mifs of a way.. Co'tr/try-m:- How is that ? That youcou'dnot mifs 2 way ! Oof. Ffaematter was, We had Intimidated che Government. And the Word was, That WE mnft not be DISOBLIGED I And then THET were Bound to find a Way for VS to Efcape ! Let 'THEMLook to that! E}fc WE wou'd be An- WE brought the King into a Plot againft Him-felf\ And Forced HIM to Hunt it for VS! And under Pretence of Preferring his MAJESlVs Perfonavd Authority, WE firft Clamour*d OUt his Faithful Servants and Minijlers-, And got the Power into Our Own Hands. Then WE Strip him of all Intereft, or Credit in the Nation ; We kept bim Dog Poor ; And that he might always be fo, We Voted, ie a Betraying of * the Liberties of �ff�-to Lend him aay Money, or Anticipate his Revenue ; fo that if he wanted his Supper, no Butcher in England Durft TW//? him for a 5JEtf�/-of Mutton, tho' he fhou'd P�b>� all the SVireii in his Ow* for it! Every body, almoft, Eoribokhim. There was hardly Any Durft o-pen his Mouth for him, even \a)Parliamtnt. There was no Liberty of %�;i> on Behalf of the King, or k Derogation of the Plot- He that Mutter'dwas ^Swom into it.We put the Queen and the J>nh too into it. We Refolv'd to make �00* and Branch work with the -fay*/ Family ! We Lampooned the Bi(hops for throwing out the i?t7/of Exdufion a-gainft bis Royal Highmfs- And I remember full well?Tha�, for fomc time after that, a BISHOP'V CW/,> cptt'd hardly pafs the Streets, without fome /�y�/r from the Or bearing our Sing-Songs againft them^ tbe of which was, Tfo BISHOPS, the BISHOPS, that Threw out the TILL. CoHmry-m. Thole wer* Early Days. They had not yet Vnleam'dtheir �affiv*Qbedience,and Jnre Divine.. And thought it not Lawful to Break the Line of Smcegion^ tho'to Exclaves Papiftl But; fome fgEow J�7�rv as tbey grow 0/�fcr. Go on with your Story* Obf la this GondUkft we bad old PMs* as one then Expreft it, Thus have If$en a King at Chefs, His Rooks and Knights withdrawn, His Queen and BifhopS in Diftrefs, Shift up and down, grown Lefs and Lefs'y With here and there a Pawn. Coitntry-m. But was all this Lejfening and Pulling down the King, Pretended to be for bis Prefervation \ Obf All! All/ For the Prefervation of his SACRED Perfon and Authority \ And if that Unlucky Fire at New-Market had not brought him thence, fooner than he Intended, We had met him and his Brother at the Rye-Honfe,?nd Pre-ferv'd them Inttrely \ However, We Were near his Prefervation again at the Oxford Parliament. Our Leojor.s were Af-fembPd and Arrrtd, and Juft Ready to have given him the Demonftration.? Conntry-m. And how did he Efcape ? Obf Why,-he wou'd not be Preferv'd by Us i But pur. bimfeif into his own Hands, and faid be w ou *d Prefet ve him felf! Country-m. And did that do it ? Oaf. Do it / Ay to our Sorrow* HisFnW/,who, as I faid, bad almoft All Defined him, and many of them Came over to VS, as to the Stronger fide ; as foon as they faw, That he weu'dftand by bimfeif Clapt their Wings for Joy ! And faid, They wou'd ftahd by him too. Country-m. Did he Raife any Armies to Subdue TOV ? Was there a Civil War upon this Occafion? Wou'd TOV fuffer the King to be taken out of your Hands, without ftriking a Stroke for it ? Obf. Alafs! We were not Able. We bad Frighten d the King with the Boaft of our Numbers; And that WE had all tbe-fifotiVw, almoft to a Man, Ay marry had WE on our fide! But when it came to the Touch, Deel a Bit had PTE, bat a Company of little BARKING Currs, that had made* all tbe Noifel The if�� was at no Trouble with VS, hut to fupport the Laws, and not fuffer them to be Eluded by Vs. The Chiefs of Us f/*/beyond Run into Holes, and JDy*^ like Rats behind the Hangings. Otbers Submitted^ and were Par dot?d; And fbme Few Received their Deferts* Country-man. Bnt did they Submit too fo Tamely in ZEALOVS Scotland ? Tbey bad beea in Two open Rebellions againft this fame King, fince bis Reftauramn. Obf. That is, While be was Courting and Indulging them $ And Snfptnding the in their Favour \ But now, when they faw, Tnafc the JGw� wou'd be no longer Impetd upon v And that he was Refolv'd to ftand by the Lotos \ And t bat Nothing was to be got, but what the Lam Dire&s, for Tranfgregwg die Law;. the^immediately drew ia their. Hordes coo, -without Fore* of Atms, or any oclief iP7*&ft method. Aad ting

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