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James II, king of Great Britain
MEMOIRS

OF THE

ENGLISH AFFAIRS,

Chiefly NAV A L,

From the YEAR 1660, to 1673.

WRITTEN BY

His ROYAL HIGHNESS

JAMES Duke of Y o r K,

Under his ADMINISTRATION
Of LORD HIGH ADMIRAL, &c.

Published from his Original Letters, and other
Royal Authorities.

Nothing is fo capable of giving a true Account of Story, as
LETTERS are; which describe Actions while they are Alive and
Breathing; whereas all other Relations are of Actions Past
and Dead.
JONATHAN SWIFT.

LONDON:

Printed in the Year M.DCC.XX.IX.

(Price 5s.)

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UCCESSIONS are oftentimes as furprizing as REVOLUTIONS, verbum fat, &c. An honeft (and therefore a fuppreffed) Writer 2, thus gives us a concife Account of the Pofture of the English Affairs in the very Period preceeding the Reftauration.

ON his Death-Bed, Oliver Cromwell, by a Nuncupative-Will, declared his Son Richard his Succeffor, (though Thanks to the Stars of old BRITANNIA, he had not the Title of Second) who enjoyed the Protectorship some time, being complimented by the whole Nation, on his Acceffion to the Government, in Congratulatory Addresses from every Burrough, and Body Politic in England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the moft Solemn Affurances of Lives and Fortunes; nevertheless, the fame People, in a few

a Mr. HIGGONS, in his Short View of English Hiftory. SV. 1723. 8.354, & Seq. A 2

Weeks,

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