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DURING THE CIVIL WAR IN 1642, 1643, &c.

Chicily contained in the
MEMOIRS OF GENERAL FAIRFAX,

A N D

JAMES EARL OF DERBY;

To which is added,
THE LIFE OF OLIVER CROMWELL;-

Likewise an impartial
History of the Rebellions

In the Years 1715, and 1745.

No more may Britons against Britons rise,
« Nor her brave warriors meet with hateful eyes;

Nor fields with glitt’ring steel be cover'd o'er;

The warlike trumpet kindle rage no more:
“ Then useless daggers into scythes shall berd,
* And the broad falchion into plowshares end."

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To the PROMOTERS of this

WORK,

The Gentlemen, Tradesmen, and Others, of the Counties of York: shire and Lancashire,

I

GENTLEMEN,
T would be deviating from a mode which cu-

ftom has established, were the Compiler tó break abruptly upon the petusers of this Work without filling up (with something) a few pages after the title-page, before the commencement of the principal Matter

The utility of History to men of all ranks and profeffions is a truth universally acknowledged, and univerfally confirmed. It would therefore be ima pertinent here to enumerate the advantage, pleafure, and satisfaction that must accrue from the detail of those particulars, which relate to that part of the country wherein Providence has been pleased to assign their lot.

However it is judged neceffary, in order to give the reader fome idea of what occafioned the Civil War in the years 1642, 1643, &có to insert, as prefatory to this work, The Speeches of two Mema bers of Parliament, delivered in the House of Com. mons at that period, as also The Declaration and Protestation of the Lords and Commons in Parliane ta published to the world at thạt tiine; with King Charles' Declaration to his subjects, in answer.

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