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A SECOND SPEECH MADE BY THE LORD LOWDEN, In the Parliament of Scotland the 24. of Septemb. 1641.

Being in Anſwer to ſome Objections made againſt the honourable Deſigne of the Palatinate.

LONDON Printed by A. N. for I. M. at the George in FLEETSTREET, Anno 1641.


A ſecond Speech made by the Lord Lowden, in the Parliament of Scot­land the 24. of Sept. 1641.Being in Anſwer to ſome Objections made againſt the honourable deſigne of the Palatinate.


HIs Majeſties gracious mani­feſt, and propoſition touch­ing the Electorall Familie, having been ſo generally ap­proved, and concluded to be, both a pious, honoura­ble, and equitable enterprize, ſhould not, as I humbly conceive, be either procraſtinated, or fruſtrated by that worſe then weake Ob­jection, that the Country is ſo ruined and de­populated, that being wonne, it will not (in all probability) countervaile the charge, loſſe, and hazard, that muſt firſt be undergone.

This Objection I deny not to bee, both fit2 and neceſſary of a State to bee conſidered, when as their undertakings are for particular wrongs and injuries ſuſtained: But when as an Enemie (as in this caſe) hath forceaby thruſt a lawfull Prince out of the whole In­heritance of his Royall Anceſtors, and refu­ſeth to reſtore him upon honourable Condi­tions, I humbly conceive quitting of coſt ought not to overballance the Right and ho­nour of a Prince ſo injured.

The Prince Elector is not onely forceably kept forth of his lawfull Inheritance to his great Loſſe and damage, but his Honour is thereby deeply wounded, and through him his Majeſtie our Native Soveraigne his Royal Vncle, and indeed all the Princes of the Re­formed religion beare a ſhare in his diſho­nour.

Let not then the unvaluable honour of God, and ſo many pious Princes who are (I ſay) intereſſed in this cauſe, lye any longer in the duſt: But let us ſchew our forward­neſſe, and as much as in us lyes ſpeed this moſt pious and honourable enterprize: And3 for our Brethren of England, they queſtion­leſſe will ſhew the like readineſſe; And to ſay my opinion, I hold the deſigne not onely pious in it ſelfe, and honourable in the un­dertaking, but alſo expedient (as the caſe now ſtandeth) for both Nations: For we and they having lately had Armies in the field (which now through the goodneſſe of the God of peace are united and diſ-banded) in which were many ſtout and valiant Commanders and Officers of both Nations, who out of the warres are Extra ſphaeram activitatis, and left their preferments beyond the Seas to ſerve their King and Countrey, unto which to re­turne now cannot be expected (by reaſon of their diſcontinuance) others having poſſeſt their places: Many others no doubt there are of both Nations, that by reaſon of the late, and too long Commotions amongſt us are (being diſ-banded) altogether to ſeeke for ſettled wayes of ſubſiſtence; Theſe things (for many reſpects) ought to be conſidered, and ſuch proviſion made, that not any deſperate­ly expoſe themſelves into Forreigne parts, or in6 their owne Countries for want and penu­ry deſpaire of themſelves, or oppreſſe others; either of which muſt conſequently be diſho­nourable and prejudiciall to their Native Na­tions.

Now this deſigne (my Lords) E Contra, probably will render his Majeſtie formida­ble, his Kingdomes honourable, make provi­ſion for all ſuch of his Subjects as cannot con­veniently, or contentedly ſubſiſt in theſe king­domes, and muſt certainly give great con­tentment to the Sonnes of Mars, thoſe valiant and Heroicke ſpirits, who as I have ſaid out of warres move not in their proper Orbe: And who knoweth but the almighty provi­dence, who lately ſuffered our Armyes to meet in the Field one againſt the other; and when that their ſwords were unſheathed, would not ſuffer them to offend each other, but miraculouſly united them; who know­ethI ſay) that he did it not even for this ve­ry end (his appointed time being come) to reſtore the Princely Family of the Electorall houſe, to their ancient and rightfull Inheri­tance7 and Renowne, And by that meanes ad­vance his owne glory and true religion.

Vp then, let us bee doing, and ſurely the Lord of Hoſts will goe before the Army (that ſhall fight for ſuch a cauſe) and make plaine all Mountaines that ſhall occurre in the way, and give a bleſſed and ſucceſ­full iſſue to ſuch an honourable Enterpriſe.

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TextA second speech made by the Lord Lowden, in the Parliament of Scotland the 24. of Septemb. 1641. Being in answer to some objections made against the honourable designe of the Palatinate.
AuthorLoudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1598-1663..
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Bibliographic informationA second speech made by the Lord Lowden, in the Parliament of Scotland the 24. of Septemb. 1641. Being in answer to some objections made against the honourable designe of the Palatinate. Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1598-1663.. [2], 5, [1] p. Printed by A.N. for I.M. at the George in Fleetstreet,London :Anno 1641.. (Printers' device on title page (McK. 251).) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
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