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After her father king James's accession to the throne, the Anne. princess, during his whole reign, kept her court as private as 1701-2.
and he even then expressed a át a higher with queen or prin-
What conduced to render me and ingratitude to my greatest
Anne. The could, consistent with her station. When the king's designs 1701-2. were discovered, and Popish counsels began to prevail, attempts
were made to draw the princess into them. The king indeed used no harshness with her; he only discovered his withes, by put. ting into her hands fome books and papers, which he hoped
chufe to call Honour, rather tains of honour or fountains of
letters write ourselves by feigned Kings and princes, for the names, such as would import most part, imagine they have a nothing of distinction of rank dignity peculiar to their birth between us. Morley and Freeand station, which ought to man were the names her fancy raise them above all connexion hit upon ; and the left me to of friendship with an inferior. chuse by which of them I would Their passion is to be admired be called. My frank open temand feared, to have subjects aw- per naturally led me to pitch fully obedient, and servants upon Freeman, and so the prin. blindly obsequious to their plea. cess took the other ; and from sure. "Friendship is an offensive this time Mrs. Morley and Mrs. word, it imports a kind of Freeman began to converse as equality between the parties ; it equals, made so by affection and suggests nothing to the minds friendship. Conduct of the of crowns or thrones, high ti.' duchess of Marlborough, p.9, tles or immense revenues, foun- &c.'
nel achill, to me great favoravours proved firm to the
fametenill, to engage hens with his literis Lord Tyrcom 335
efs ; but all cateat favour he kole, to make use the lady 190
OF ENGLAND. might induce her to a change of religion (i). Lord Tyrcon- Anne. nel also took some pains with his sister-in-law, the lady 1701-2. Churchill, to engage her, if possible, to make use, for the fame end, of that great favour he knew the enjoyed with the princess; but all these endeavours proved fruitless, and the prince and princess of Denmark remained firm to their religion.
Though the queen, after she had declared herfelf with child, declined giving the princess of Denmark any fatisfaction in that matter, yet it does not appear that she thought it an impofture; nor did she, in her letter to the queen, when she left the ccurt, give the least hint of such a suspicion. Upon the landing of the prince of Orange, in 1688, the king went down to Salisbury to his army, and the prince of Denmark with him : But the news quickly came from thence, that the prince of Denmark had deserted the king and joined the prince of Orange, and that the king was returning to London. The princess was so struck with the apprehensions of the king's displeasure, that she told the lady Churchill, she could not bear the thoughts of it, and declared, rather than see her father, she would jump out at the window. The bishop of London (who, in that critical time, absconded) was then lodged secretly in Suffolk-ftreet. The princess immediately sent the lady Churchill (who knew where he was) to concert measures with the bishop, how the should with- of Marib. draw from the court. It was agreed, that he should come about midnight in a hackney.coach near the Cockpit, in order to convey the princess to some place where the might be private and safe.
The princess went to bed at the usual time to prevent furpicion. Lady Churchill came to her foon after; and, with her and lady Fitzharding, and one servant, the princess, by the back-stairs which went down from her closet, walked to the coach, where they found the bishop and the earl of Dorfet. They conducted them that night to the bishop's house in the city, and the next day to the lord Dorset's at CoptHall, from whence they went to Nottingham, where the country gathered about the princess, and forming themselves
(i) The duchess of Marlbo- little in defence of their own rerough observes here, that, had ligion, or to secure her against the princess had any inclination the pretences of Popery, recomto change her religion, the mended to her by a father and a chaplains about her were such king. • Conduct of the duchess divines as could have said but • of Marlborough, p. 15.