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* speech ended, he gave
p2 per to the Bp. of London. After his “ death, the officers demanded the
paper “ of the Bishop, who, because of the “ depth of his pocket, smallness of the co paper,
and the mixture of others " therewith, could not so soon produce “ it as was required. At last he brought - it forth; but therewith the others were “ unsatisfied [jealoufy is quickof growth), sic
as not the fame which his Majesty de"livered unto hiin. When prefently “ the soldier, whose rudeness” (the bad caufe of a good effect] 66 had formerly “ over-inspected it in the King's hand, « attested this the
and « prevented farther suspicions, which
might have terminated to the Bishop's u trouble *."
The Bishop then was no farther troubled than by the officer's demanding this single paper. All the rest he carried off in the depth of his pocket. If any thing more troublesome had happened to the Bishop upon the occasion, Fuller would certainly have known it, and would as certainly have recorded it; for he takes him up again in his Wortbies of England.
Other accounts say, that the Bishop afterwards retired to his own manor of Little Compton in Glocestershire, where he sometimes rode a hunting for his health ; a certain sign that he had no great molestation from the ruling party *.
* Fuller's Church History, p. penult.
Milton says, the King“ bequeathed " this prayer among his deifying friends “ to be published by them.” And published it actually was, twice if not thrice, before Milton's Iconoclastes appeared; which, according to Wagstaffe, was not till November 7, 1649. The proper
inference from which premises, compared with Fuller's circumstantial and candid account, is, that all these
prayers remained with Dr. Juxon till his communication of them to the King's friends occafioned their being published.
The author of Clamor Regii Sanguinis, &c. as Englished by Wagstaffe, * Wood, Athen. Ox. vol. II. p. 1145. 3
says, “ The Bishop being brought be“ fore the King's judges, was commando ed by them, not without dreadful me“ naces, to reveal the meaning of the “ word Remember, repeated to him twice “by the King upon the scaffold.” Į
To this latter charge Milton replies, “ I will not deny that the Bishop might “ be interrogated by one or other of " these judges, by the way, concerning “ this matter; but I do not find that he “ was convened on purpose by the coun“ cil, or the high court of justice, as if
they all of them troubled themselves " about it, or were solicitous to know « it *."
* Defenfio Secunda, p. 391. ed. 1753, Quarto.
From Milton's filence it might pérhaps be suspected, that the Bishop was under some sort of confinement, were it not that on the 7th of February we find him at full liberty, attending the King's funeral at Windsor, and standing ready with a Common-prayer-book to read the burial-office over the royal corpse *.
But what is beyond a thousand surmises, accumulated by Wagstaffe and others, to prove Milton's first publishing this prayer as selected by King Charles, for his own use, is the dead filence of Bp. Juxon from this period to the time of his death. If his timidity during the Interregnum prevailed with him to conceal the forgery, his fears must be at * Biographia Britannica, Juxon, Rem. [C.}