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begins with somthing like Long , and name) as having been lately sick of an as I was holding my horses foot, I asked ague, where she said, I was still weak y smith What news? he told me there and not quite recovered; and the truth was no news since that good news (that was, my late fatigues and want of meat he knew of) of y'e beating those rogues had indeed made me look a little pale. the Scotts. I ask'd bim Were there none Besides this, Pope had been a trooper in of the English taken that joined with y'e the king my father's army, but I was not Scotts ? he answered, That he did not hear to be known in y'e house for any thing that that rogue Charles Stuart was but Mrs. Lanes serye. Mem'd that one taken, but some of the others were taken, Mr. Lassels, a cousin of Mr. Lane's, but not Charles Stuart. I told him that went all the way with us to Col. Lane's if that rogue was taken, he deserved to on horseback, single, I riding before be hanged more than all the rest, for Mrs. Lane. Pope the buttler 100k bringing in the Scotts. Upon which he great care of me that night, (I not eating said, I spoke like an honest man; and with the servants as I otherwise sh'd have So we parted. Here it is to be noticed, done upon account of my not being well.) that we had in company with us Mrs. The next morning as we arose pretty Lane's sister, who was married to one early, having a pretty good stomach, and Mr, - , she being then going to my went to the buttery hatch io get my pe Pageti's, hard by Windsor, so we were breakfast, where I found Pope and two to part, as accordingly we did, at Scrato or three other men in the room, and we ford upon Avon.
all fell too eating bread and butter, to But a mile before we came there, we which he gave us very good ale and sack, Espied upon y's way a troop of horse, and as I was setting there, there was one whose riders were alighted, and their that louk'd like a country fellow, sat just horses eating some grass by the way-side, by me, who talking, gave so particular staying there, as I thought, while their an acc't of the battle of Worcester to the muster-master was providing their quar- rest of the company, that I concluded he ters. Mrs. Lane's sister's husband, who must be one of Cromwell's soldiers; I went along with us as far as Stratford, asked him, How he came to give so good seeing this troop of horse just in our way, an acce of bat battle; he told me he was said, that for his part he would not go by in y'e king's regiment, by which I tho't them, for he had been once or twice he meant one Col. King's rey's; but quesa beater. by some of the parlim' soldiers, tioning him further, I perceiv'd that he and he w'd not run the venture again; had been in my reg's of guards, in major I hearing bim sav sn, beg': Mrs. Lane, Broughton's company, that was my major softly in her ear, that we might not turn in the battle. I asked him wbat kind of back but go on, for that the enemy w'd a man I was, to which he answered, by certamly send after us 10 enquire who describing exactly both my clothis and my we were, if they sh'd see us return. But horse ; and looking upon me, he told me all she c'd say in the world wid not do, that the king was at least three fingers but her brother-in-la:v taro'd quite taller than I, upon which I made what round, and went into Stratford another hasté Ic'out of the buttery, for fear the way, the troop of horse being just then sh'd indeed know me, as being mone getting on horseback, about twice twelve afraid when I knew he was one of our score off; and as I told her, we did meet own soldier's, than when I took him for y'e troop, just but in the town of Strat. one of the enemy's. So Pope and I went ford. But then her brother and we into the hall, and just as we came into it. parted, he going his way, and we our's Mrs. Norton was coming by thro' it. towards Long Marston, where we lay at Upon which I, plucking of my hát, and a kinsman's, I think, of Mrs. Lanes; neis standing with it in my hand as she passed ther the said kinsman, nor her brother-in-' by, I observ'd, just as I was putting it law, knowing who I was. The next off, that Pipe look'd very earnestly in night we lay at Cirencester, and so from my face. But I took no notice of it, thence to Mr. Norton's house, beyond but put on my bat again and went away. Bristol, where, as soon as ever I came, walking out of the house into the fields. Mrs. Lane called the buttler of the house I had not been out balf an hour, but (a very honest fellow, whose name was coming back I went up into the chamber Pope, and serv'd loin Germayne, a where I lay, and just as I came thither, groom of my hed-chamber, when I was Mr. Lassells came to me, and in a little a boy at Richmond) and bad bir take trouble said, What shall we do, I am Care of Wm Jackson, (fir that was my afraid Pope knows you, for he says very MOSTALY MAGNo, 203,
positively to me, that it is you ; but I for Mrs. Norton, who was big with: have denied it. Upon which I presently child, fell into labour and miscarried of a without more ado, asked him wether be dead child, and was very ill, so that we was an honest man or not, when he could not tell how in the world to find an answered me, that he knew him to be excuse for Mrs. Lane to leave her cousin so honest a fellow that he durst trust him in that condition; and indeed it was not with his life, as having been always on safe to stay any longer there, where our side; I thought it better to trust him there was so great a resort of disaffected than go away leaving that suspicion upon and idle people, At length consulting him, and thereupon I sent for Pope, and with Mr. Lasell's, I thought the best way told him that I was glad to meet him would be to counterfeit a letter from her - there, and would trust him with my life father's house, old Mr. Lane's, to tell as an old acquaintance; upon which, her that her father was extremely ill, being a discreet fellow, he asked what and commanded her to come away im. I intended do, for, (says he) I am ex. mediately, for fear she sh'd not find him tremely happy I know you, otherwise alive, which letter Pope delivered so you might run great danger in this house; well while they were all at supper, and for tho' my master and mistress are good Mrs. Lane playing her part so dexte. people, yet there are at this time one or rously, that all believed old Mr. Lane two in it that are very great rogues, and I to be in great danger, and gave his think I can be usefull to you in any thing daughter the excuse to go away with me you will command 'me; upon which I told the next morning early; accordingly the him my design of getting a ship (if possi- next morning we went directly to Trent, ble) at Bristol, and to that end bade bim to Frank Windham's house, and lay that go that very day immediately to Bristol, night at Castle Casey, and the next night to see if there was any ships going either came to Trent, where I had appointed to Spain or France, that I might get a my la Wilmot to meet me, whom I still passage away in. Falso told him that my took care not to keep with me, but seut j'd Wilmot was coming to meet me here, him a little before, or left him to come for he and I had agreed at Col. Lane's, after me. When we came to Trent, my and were to meet this very day at Nor. 14. Wilmot advised with Frank Windham, ton's; upon which Pope told me, that it wether he had any acquaintance at any was most fortunate that he knew me, and sea-port town upon the coast of Dorset, had heard this from me, for if my ld or Devonshire, who told me he was very Wilmotsh'd have come thither, he would well acquainted with Giles Strangways, have been most certainly known to see and that he would go directly to him, to vemal people in the house, and therefore inform himself wether he might not have he wi go, and accordingly went out to some acquaintance at Weymouth, or mcet ry 10 Wilmot, a mile or two from Lyme, or some of those ports. But Giles the house, carrying him to an ale-louse Strangways proved not to have any, as 20t- far off, where he iodged him till it having been long absent from all those was dark, and then brought him hither parts, as not dareing to stir abroad, be. by a back-door into my chamber, I still ing always faithfull to the king, but he passing for a serving man; and Lasell's desired Frank Windham what he could and I lay in one chamber, be knowing do therein himself, it being unsafe for all the way who I was : so atier Pope had him to be found busy upon the scabeen a: Bristoll to enquire for a ship, but coast. But withall, he sent une soc could hear of none ready to depart be- broad pieces, which he knew were neyond, sea sooner than above a month, cessary for me in the condition I was which was too long for me to stay there- now in, for I durst not carry any money abouts, I betook myself to the advising about ine in those mean cloths, and my afresh with my 18 Wilmot and Pope, hair cut short, (but about 10 or 12 what was to be done, and the latter tel- shillings in silver.) Frank Windham, ling me that there lived somwhere in that upon this, went. himself to Lyme, and country upon the edge of Somersetshire, spoke with a merchant there, to hire a at Trent, within two miles of Sherbourne, ship for my transportation, being forced Frank Windliam, y'e knight marshall's to acquaint him that it was I that was to brother, who being my old acquaintance be carried out. The merchant underand a very honest man, I resolved to get took it (his name being
and acto his house; but the night before we cording hired a vessel for France, apwere to go away, we had a inisfortune pointing a day for my coming to Lyme that might have done us some prejudice; to embark; and accordingly we set out
from Frank Windham's, and to cover the best inn of the place, and found the the matter the better, I rode before a yard full of soldiers. I alighted, and cousin of Frank Windham's, a Mrs. taking the horse, thought it the best way Judith Connesby, I still going by the to go blundering in amongst them, and neme of Wm. Jackson: merob'd that lead them through the middle of the sole one day during my stay at Treni I hear- diers into the stable, which I did, and ing ye bells ring, (ye church being close they were very angry with me for my by Frank Windham's) and seeing a com- rudness. As soon as I came into the pady got together in the church-yard, I stable, I took the bridles off the horses, sent down the maid of the house, who and called the hostler to me to help me knew me, to enquire what was the mat. feed the horses. Sure, Sir, I know your ter; who returning, told me, that there face !-which was no very pleasant quesa was a rogue, a trooper, come out of tion, but I thought the best way was to Cromwell's army, that was telling the ask him where he had lived, wether he people that he had killed me, and that had always lived there or no; be told me that was my buff coat which he had then he was newly come thither, that he was on. Upon whicb, most of the village born in Exeter, and had been hostier in being fanaticks, they were ringing the an inn there hard by one Mr. Potter's, a bells and making a bon-fire for joy of it. merchant there, in whose house I had This merchant having apointed us to Jay'd in the time of the war. So I thouglit" come to Lyme, we, viz. m self, id Wil it best to give the fellow no further oc. mut, Frank Windham, Mrs. Connesby, casion of thinking where he had seen and a servant of Frank Windham's, me, for fear he should guess right at last ; whose name was Peter, were directed therefore I told him, friend, Certainly you from him to a little village hard by bave seen me at Mr. Potter's, for I Lyme, the vessel being to come out served him a good while above a year: of the cobb at Lyme, and come to O! says he then, I remember you a boy a little creek that was just by this village, there, and with that was put off from wither we went, and to send their boat asking any more about it; but desired we on shore to take us in at the said creek, might drink a pot of beer together, which and carry us over to France; the wind I excused by saying, that I must go wait being then very good at north. So we upon iny master, and get his dinner sat up that night, expecting the ship to ready for bin, but told him my master come out, but she failed us, upon which was going to London, and w'd return I sent Frank Windhain's man, Peter, and about three weeks hence, when he would myle. Wilmot, to Lyme, the next morn- lay there, and I would not fail to drink ing, to know the reason of it. But we a pot with him. As soon as we had were much troubled to know how to pass dined, my lord Wilmot came into the away our time the next day, till we c'd town from Lyme, but went to another have an answer. At last we resolved to inn. Upon which we rode out of the go to a place on the road to London town, as if we had gone upon the road for called Bridport, about four iniles froin London, and when we had got two miles Lyme, and here stay till my la Wilmot off, my lord Wilmot overtook us, he sh'd bring us news wether re vessel having observed, while in town, where could be had the next night or not, and we were, and told us he believed the the reason of last night's failure. So ship might be ready next night, but that Frank Windham, Mrs. Connesby, and there had been some mistake betwixt 1, went in the morning on horseback hiin aid the master of the ship. Upon away to Bridport, and just as we came which, I thinking it not fitt to go backs into the town, I could see the streets full again to the same place where we had of red chats (Cromwell's soldiers), being sat up the night before, we went to a & reg of Col. Hayncs's, 1500 men, going village called
, about four miles to embark to take Jersey. At which in the country, above Lyme, and sent F* Windham was very much troubled, Peter to know of the merchant wether the and asked me what I w'd do; I told him, ship would be ready; but the master of we must go impudently into the best in the ship doubting that it was some dan. in the town, and take a chamber there, gerous employment he was hired upon, as the only thing to be done, because we absolutely refused the merchant, and she otherwise miss my ld. Wilmot, jo would not undertake to carry'us orer: case we went away any where else, and whereupon we were forced to go back that wd be very inconvenient both to again to Frank Windham's, at Trent, him and me. So we rode directly into where ire might be in some safety till wo
had hired another vessel or ship; as soon where Mrs. Hyde lived, about the time as we came to Fk W's. I sent away pre- appointed, wher I went up into the sently to Cul. Robi Phillips's, who then hiding hole, that was very convenient lived at Salisbury, to see what he c'd do and safe, and stayed there all alone ; for the getting me a ship, which he un- Robin Phillips then going to Salisbury, dertook very willingly, and had got one soine four or five days, sumtiines Mrs. at Southampton, but by misfortune she Hyde, and somtimes her sister, bringing was amongst others prest to transport me meat. After four or five days stay, their soldiers to Jersey, by which she Robin Phillips caine to the house, and failed us also; upon this I sent further acquainted me that a ship was ready into Sussex, where Robin Phillips knew provided for me at Shorehamn, by Coin.. one Col. Gunter, to see wether he could Gunter,, upon which, at two o'clock in hire a ship any where upon that coast, the morning, I went out of the house by and not thinking it convenient for me to a back wav, and with Robin Phillips met stay any longer at Fk W's, wher I had Col. Gunter and my ld Wilmot together, been in or about a fortnight, and was some fourteen or bifteen miles off, on become known to very many. I went our way towards Shoreham, and were to away to a widdow gentlewoman's house, lodge that night at a place called Ham. one Mrs, Hyde, some four or five miles bleton, seven miles from Portsmouth, froin Salisbury, wher I came into the because it was too long a journey to go house just as it was alınost dark, with in one day to Shoreham; and here we lay Robin Phillips only, not intending at first at a touse of a brother-in-laws of Cols to make myself known. But just as Gunter, one Mr. Svinonds, where I was I alighted at the door, Mrs. Hyule knew not to be known, I being still in the same me, though she never had seen me but grey cloth suit as a serving man, tho' the once in her life before, and that was master of the house was a very honest with the king, my father, in the ariny, poor man, who, while we were at supper when we marched by Salisbury some came, (he having been all the day playyears before in the time of the war; buting the good-fellow at an ale house in she being a discreet woman, took to the town), and taking a stool, sal down notice at that time of ine; I passing with us, where his brother-in-law, Col? only for a friend of Robin Phillips's, by Gunter, talking very fullingly concerning whose advice I went thither. Ai supper Cromwell and all his party, he went and there were with us, Frederick Hyde, wispered his brother in law in the ear, (since a judge) and his sister-in-law, ą and asked wether I was not some roundwiddow; Robin Phillips, myself, and headed rogue's son, for I looked very doci' llenshaw, since bishop of London, suspiciously. Upon which Coln Guntet whom I had appointed to ineet me there, answering for me, that he might trust his While we were at supper, I observed life in my hands, he came and took mé Mrs. Hyde and her brother Frederick, tq by the hand, and drinking a good glass Jook a little earnestly at me, which led of beer to me, called me brother round. me to believe they might know ine. But head. About that time, my la South I was not at all startled at it, it having ampton, that was then at Titchfield, susbeen my purpose to let her know who I pecting (for what reason I do not know) was; and accordingly immediately after that it was possible I might be in the supper, Mrs. Hyde came to ine, and I country, sent either to Robin Phillips, discovered in yself to her, who told ine or Doct. Henshaw, to offer his services, she had a very safe place to hide ine in, if he cd assist me in my escape, but till we knew wether our ship was ready being then provided with a ship: I or not, but she said, it was not safe to wid not put him to the danger of having trust any budy but herself and sister, any thing to do with it. The next day and therefore advised me to take my we went to a place called Brighton or horse the next morning, and make as if Brighthelmstone, where we were lo ineer I quicred the house, and return again the inaster of the ship, as thinking it about night, for she would order it so that more convenient to meet there than just all her servants, and every body should at Shoreham, where the ship was, so be out of the house but herself and sister, when we caine to the junai Brighthelnie whose name I remeinber not. So Rubin stone, we met with one Mr. Phillips and I took our horses, and went the merchant ; who had hired the vessel, as far as Stonehenge, and there we stay'd in company with her master, the mer. Jooking upon the stones some time, and chant only knowing me, having hired her returned back again to Heale, the place only to carry over a person of quality that was escaped from the battle of Wor- ter of the ship with us on horseback, cester, without naming any body, and as behind one of our company, and came to we were all together, viz. Robin Pbillips, the vessell side, which was not above my ls Wilipot, the merchant, and the sixty tons; but it being low water, and master of the vessel, and I; I observed the vessel lying dry, I and my lord Wil. that the master of the vessel looked very mot got up a ladder into her, and went hard on me, and as soon as we had sup- and lay down in the little onbbin till the ped, called the merchant aside, and the tide came to fetch us off; but I was no master tuld him that he had not deale sooner got into the ship and lay down far with him, for tho' he had given him upon the hed, but the master caine into a very good price for the carrying over: me, fell down upon his knees and kissed that gentleman, yet he had not been my hand, telling me, that he knew me clear with him ; for (says he), he is the very well, and that he would venture life king, as I very well know him to be so; and all that he had in the world, to set upon which the merchant denying it, ne safe down safe in France. So about saying, that he was mistaken, the mas- seven o'clock in the morning, it being ter answered, I know him very well, for higl: water, we went out of the port, but he took my ship, together with other ye master being bound for Pool, laden fishing vessels at Brighthelmstone, in the with sea-coal, because he w'd not have year 1648; which was when I com. it seen from Shoreham that he did not go manded the king, my father's feet, and his intended voyage, but stood all the I very kindly let them go agam: but day with a very casy sail towards the (savs he, be not troubled at it, for I think Isle of Whight, only my lord Wilmot and I do God and my country good service myself of my company on board, and as in pre-erving the king, and by the grace we were sailing, the master came to me, of God I will venture my life and all for and desired me to persuade his men to him, and set him safe on shore if I can use their endeavour (with me) to get in France. Upon which ye merchant him to set us on shore in France, the came and told me what had passed be better to cover him from any suspicion tween them, and therefore found myself thereof, upon which I sent to the men, under the necessity of trusting him, but (which were four and a boy, and told I took no kind of notice of it presently them, truly that we were two merchants to him, but thinking it convenient not to that had had some misfortunes, and let him go bome lest he should be asking were a little in debt; that we had some advice of his wife, or any one else, we money owing us at Rouen, in France, keept himn in the inn, and sat up all night and were afraid of being arrested in drinking beer, and taking tobacco with England; that if they would perswaid him: and here I run another very great the master (the wind being very fair) to danger, as being confident I was known give us a trip over to Dieppe, or one of by the master of the inn, For as I was the ports near Rouean, they would oblige standing after supper by the fire-side, us very much; and with that I gave e'm Jeaning my hand upon a chair, and all twenty shillings to drink, upon whicha the rest of the family being gone into they undertook to second ine if I would another room, the master of the house propose it to their master. So I went came in and fell a talking with me, and to the master and told him our condiJust as he was looking about, and saw tion, and that if he would give us a trip there was nobody in the room, he upon a over to France, we would give him a sudden kissell iny hand that was upon consideration for it; upon which he coun. the back of the chair, and said to me, terfeited a difficulty, saying, it ud hin. God bless you, wheresoever you go, I der his voiage, but his men, as they had doubt not before I die but to be a lord, promised, joined their perswaisions to and my wife a lady; so I laughed and our's, and at last he yielded to set us went away into the next room, 'not de over. So about five o'clock in the after. siring then any further discourse with noon as we were in sight of the Isle of pum, there being no reinedy against my Wight, we stood directly for the coast of being known by him, and more discourse France, the wind being theu full north, might hare raised suspicion, on which and the next morning a little before day consideration I thought it best to trust we saw the coast; but the tide failing us, him in that matter, and he proved honest. and the wind coming about to the southAbout four o'clock in the morning, niye west, we were forced to come to an anBelf and the coinpany before named, chor within two miles of the shore, till Went towards Shorehan, taking the mas. she side of Aood was done: we found