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EDWARD EARL OF CLARENDON.
Kräua és dei. Thucyd. NE QUID FALSI DICERE AUDEAT, NE QUID VERI
NON AUDEAT. Cicero.
To your Majesty is most humbly dedicated this Second Part of the History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars, written by Edward Earl of Clarendon. For to whom so naturally can the works of this Author, treating of the times of your royal grandfather, be addressed, as to yourfelf; now wearing, with lustre and glory, that crown, which, in those unhappy days, was treated with so much contempt and barbarity, and laid low even to the dust ?
This Second Part comes with the greater confidence into your presence, by the advantage of the favourable reception the First hath met with in the world ; since it is not to be doubted, but the same truth, fairness, and impartiality, that will be found throughout the whole thread of the History, will meet with the same candour from all equal judges.
It is true, some few persons, whose ancestors are here found not to have had that part during their lives which would have been more agreea
YOL. II. P. I.