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A LETTER Written & preſented To the Late Lord Protector, Then Lord General, and the Councel of War: but ſmothered in his Hands.To the truly Noble from the Fountain victory, and ſomewhat more, Conquerours of Nobility, the Religious CRUMWEL, and the rest of the Council of VVarr.

I Did think to Petition you: but what? to be valiant, honeſt, wiſe? that were to ſuppoſe you not ſo. Not ſo. God's given the Vote on your ſide.

It ſhall be a Remonſtrance of the moſt horrid Monſters that ever eyes be­held. They ſay they are from God. Do you ſtartle?

Will you fight them? Dare you fight them?

You have fought with men and overcome; but dare you fight with Monſters? ſuch Monſters, do: for believe it, if you do not, if others ſhall, it will be ſung of you, as of Saul, his thouſand, and David his ten thouſand.

I'le tell you their Names, and if you'l embrace the Adventure, I'le diſcover their Denns.

The firſt the Law of England, (Treaſon! oh Treaſon!)

The Law of England claims its Original from the Law of God: ſo that whatſoe­ver is not ſo, is void ipſo facto, by the Principles of Parliament, though nothing more contrary. If this fail, it claims its extract from Reaſon, yet nothing more unreaſonable; I'le prove it with my life, but then the Honour is mine, not yours.

Jenkins the Judge, who is of the Countrey of Heralds, and (by Law) proves them Traytors that preſerve him, ingeniouſly confeſſeth their Pedigree from Cu­ſtome or Preſident: then which, what more uncertain? what more wicked? what more unconſtant? what more Deviliſh?

The other is Tythe Piggs, a Monſter too, far more dangerous then the wild Bore of the Forreſt.

Will you fight them? ſay, I'le leave you this Momento; When the Parliament were ſo modeſt as to Petition the King 7 or 8 years leave to be juſt, they were at laſt compel'd to be ſo whether they would or no. If you ask leave to be valiant, to be honeſt, who will grant it you, but they that cannot hinder it? Be valiant, be wiſe, go on and proſper, you have the Prayers of the Worthies of the Nation.

LONDON, Printed by J.C. for the Authour, 1659.

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TextA letter written & presented to the late Lord Protector, then Lord General, and the Councel of War but smothered in his hands.
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SeriesEarly English books online.
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Bibliographic informationA letter written & presented to the late Lord Protector, then Lord General, and the Councel of War but smothered in his hands. 1 sheet ([1] p.) Printed by J.C. for the authour,London :1659.. (Satirising "the law of England" and "Tythe Piggs".) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "July 18".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658 -- Humor -- Early works to 1800.
  • Political satire, English -- 17th century.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660 -- Humor -- Early works to 1800.

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