Tuesday, August 19, 1704

Rehearsal

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Rehearsal (Newspaper) - August 19, 1804, London, Middlesex THE E H EARSAL L EG 10 N Dijlratfed, on the News of the late Viftorits. And for fear of the Occajionat Bill, arc. From featuraap Auguft: the i9th,to ^aturtia? Auguft the 25th, 1704 Country-man H OW now, Matter Qbfcr. vat or, why fo Grumpy ? I __never faw thee in fuch a Humour all the Days of ray Life. My Otto-btr makes thee Grin, but it does not make thee Laugh. And it has been fo with thee ever iince the News of our Glorious Fiflories both* by Land and Sea. Obf I muft put a fair Face upon it. But it is no Glorious Fittory to me. Nor to Thee neither, if Thou bad'ft Senfe. Country-m. Thou Afaz.es me, Mafter, Art thou Dreaming ? Or has the Hag Rrd thee laft Night ? Come, let mi Vnderftand a little. Obf. Art thou not True to your Canfe, to Reftore our Common-Wealth} Whofe Health thou haft Drank in many a Bumper, by the Name of old Pnfs, at our Calves Head Feafts. Country-m. I hope you don't Miftruft me, Mafter ; I'll fpend the laft Drop of ray Blood for the Good Old Caufe. Obf. I doubt not thy Good Will Countryman, therefore I will open my Heart to thee. Thou know'ft what Pains I ha ve taken to Blacken the Prefent Miniftry, I mean all of them that are not on Our fide. Country-m. Right \ Mafter, That has been the fole Bufinefs of all thy Obfervators. Obf, Befides, turning the Revolution upon the Foot, of the Depofng Dottrin, and the Tower of the People. Taking no Notice at all of the Abdication, upon which the Convention went. We fpoke of this laft Satur- \ day; wherein I Anfwer'd fully whatever cou'd I be Objected to the Contrary. Now, by this, | Country-man, we Prefcrve our Right to Depofe J what King or Queen we Pleafe. And have 1 full Liberty and Property to Juftifie the Glorious Revolution of Forty One. And if any Dare fpeak againft it, even upon their Mad- \ ding-Day, of the 30th of January, we Imme- j 0 diately Brand them as High-Fliers, Tones, and j Tantivy-Men, nay very Perkinites, and Ene- \ mies to the Revolution. \ Country-m. There thou haft them Fafl, my | Boy. > I Obf, Having Fixt this Foundation, We next | come to Apply it. And that is done by Af- j fperfing all of the Mmijlry that are not for j our Purpofe, and making them Odious to the | Nation* And then there is a Ground for a | New Revolution, as it was Formerly, and Formerly. Unlefs the whole Miniftry be put in to the Hands of our Friends, who know what to do with it. For this End, thou know'ft I have Befpat-ter'd the Bijlops and Clergy, both Houfes of Convocation, the Honfe of Commons, the Council-Table, the Judges, and put them All into my Lift of Knaves, in my Obfervator, Vol. 2. N-99. And likewife thou know'ft how ViUainoufiy I have Treated the Duke of Marlborough, and Sr. George Rook, the Commanders in Chief both by Sea and Land. And then I Magoify'd the Heroical Atchievements in the Laft Reign, 10 Difparage them. And becaufe the Hou/e of Commons prefTed fo hard the Bill againft Occasional Conformity, we Legion'd and Million7d them to the Purpofe ail over the Nation. By this means we hop'd to Get a New Parliament, more to our own mind.* And then how we wou'd have Bellowed, and made In-tereft, to fhew, That nothing was done either by Sea or Land. And therefore that it was NecefTary the old Miniftry and Generals fhou'd be Employ'd, who had done fuch Wonders under K. William. Now, Country-man, Conflder what it is to be Difappointed of all thefe Glorious Expectations ! To hear the Church-Party Boaft, that more has been done in one Summer, under their Adminif ration, than in all the Ten Tears War before/ Under a Queen of the Nameoi Stuart, than under a Foreigner ! Under one Englijh and Royal-Born, and an Heart Entirely English, Who hdS Promis'd to Encourage and Maintain the Church of England as by Law Eftablifl?d; and upon Queen's Speech all occtfions of Promotions to any t0 the ^m-Ecclefiaftical Dignity, to have a Feb' 27 very Juft Regard to fuch, as are Eminent and Remarkable for their Piety, Learning, and Conftant Zeal for the Church; that by this and all other Methods, which Jhad be thought Proper, it may be fecurely Trarfmitted and fetled to P oft why. Now Men of Conftant Zeal for the Church of FnglanJ, as by Law Eftablifh'd, will never think that it is an Encouragement to her, and a Proper Method to Tranjmit her Securely Settled, to Divefl her of thofe Securities which the Law has already Given her. That is, the Corporation Aft, and the Teft Aft, which De- barr

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