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• II •D•G•MAG BRI·FRANET

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· REP

MEMOIRS

OF THE

ENGLISH AFFAIRS,

Chiefly NAVAL,
From the YEAR 1660, to 1673.

WRITTEN BY

His ROYAL HIGHNESS

JAMES Duke of YORK,

Under his ADMINISTRATION
Of Lord High ADMIRAL, &c.

Published from his Original Letters, and other

Royal Authorities.

Nothing is so 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 Pa
and Dead.

JONATHAN SWIFT.

L O N D ON:
Printed in the Year M.DCC.XX.IX.

(Price 55.)

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zing as REVOLUTIONS, verbum fat,&c.

An honest (and therefore a suppressed) Writer , thus gives us a concise Account of the Posture of the English Affairs in the very Period preceeding the Restauration.

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ON his Death-Bed, Oliver Cromwell, by a Nuncupative-Will, declared his Son Richard his Successor, (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 Accellion to the Government, in Congratulatory Addresses from every Burrough, and Body Politic in England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the most Solemn Assurances of Lives and For. tunes; nevertheless, the same People, in a few

a Mr. Hicons, in his short View of English History. S40.1723. 2 354, & Seq.

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