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Advice to Downing. - English Malcontents in Holland. -
Interests of the Prince of Orange. – Clarendon's Pacific
Policy. – Treaty with the Dutch. — Case of the Ships Bona
Esperanza and Bona Adventura. — Aggressions on the Part
of the Dutch.-Complaints of English Trading Companies laid
before Parliament. — Louis XIV. offers Mediation Page 228
Influence of the Duke of York. – African Company. - Aggres-
sions of Holmes. - Clarendon's Disapproval. — Downing's
Efforts to promote a War. - Treacherous and aggressive
Proceedings of the Dutch. — Clarendon's Opinion thereupon.
- Capture of Dutch Merchantmen. — Continuance of Nego-
tiations. — A Narrative, written by Clarendon, is laid before
Parliament. — A large Supply is voted by the Commons. —
War is declared against the Dutch - - - 258
Examination of the Charge against Clarendon, that he en-
couraged fictitious Plots; and that he was unjust to the
Presbyterians. — King's Speech at the Opening of the Third
Session of Parliament. — Repeal of the Triennial Act. -
Conventicle Act. — Conspiracies. — Five-mile Act. — Op-
posed by Southampton. — Conduct of Clarendon considered.
- Intolerance of that Age. — Intolerant Proceedings under
the Protectorate. — Clarendon's Principles with respect to
Toleration - - - - - - - 277
Financial Measures. — Arrangement made by Clarendon and
Sheldon with respect to the Taxation of the Clergy. – Ap-
LIFE AND ADMINISTRATION
FIRST EARL OF CLARENDON.
LONDON: Printed by A. SPOTTISWOODE,
FIRST EARL OF CLARENDON;
AUTHENTIC PAPERS NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.
T. H. LISTER, ESQ.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS,