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LONDON: Printed by S. Griffin, for Matthew Walbancke, at Grays-Inne Gate, 1660.


THE SPEECH OF FRANCIS LOVELACE Eſq, Recorder of the City of CANTERBƲRY, to the Kings moſt excellent Majeſtie at his coming to Canterbury the 27. day of October 1660.

MAy it pleaſe your ſacred Maje­ſti, our moſt dread Soveraigne to vouchſafe me leave, to aſ­ſume courage from your grace and Goodneſs, once more to ſpeake unto your Majeſtie, who like Almighty God, re­gards more the affection of the heart, then the ſpeech and utterance of the Tongue.

I know moſt gracious Soveraigne that it will not become me now to make a long2 Speech to your Majeſtie whoſe Judgement is deep and inſcrutable, whoſe imployments are great and weighty.

But becauſe the power of Command be­longs to Kings, and the glory of Obedience to Subjects: and that by the influence of your happy Raigne, your Subjects have Re­ceived Peace, Safety, and Protection: And by your prudence, have been reſcued from the ſtayn and ruſt of the late Iron times; and by your Princely Clemency in your never to be forgotten unparallel'd Act of Oblivion, reſtored to this Golden Age: They can­not but with all humility from the bottome of their hearts, but render to your Majeſty, ſubjection with all Loyalty, Faithfulneſs and Alleagiance.


THE SPEECH OF FRANCIS LOVELACE Eſq RECORDER OF CANTERBVRY, TO THE QUEEN At her coming to Canterbury, the 31 day of October 1660. She then being in the ſame Coach, with the King, and all the Royal Princes and Princeſſes.

MAy it pleaſe your Majeſtie, moſt great and glorious Queen, that hath made All England happy in your Royal Iſ­ſue.

The Mayor, and Citizens of this City of4 Canterbury, do preſent their hearty and ſin­cere thanks to God for your Majeſties ſafe return to this Kingdome of England, (where­in your Majeſtie hath ſo great an Intereſt) wiſhing your Majeſtie long life with all health and happineſs; And that you may proſper in all you undertake with a full fruition of your own hearts deſire.

And that theſe Royal Branches your Ma­jeſties Children, and their Childrens Chil­dren, may for ever ſway Englands Scepter, making your Majeſtie as great, and renoun­ed in your ofſpring, as you are already in your birth and royal Progenitors.

And let, oh let, thoſe royal Branches, let our moſt gracious Soveraign Lord King CHARLES for ever flouriſh here.


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TextThe speech of Francis Lovelace Esquire recorder of Canterbury. To the Kings most Excellent Majestie at his coming to Canterbury the 27 day of October 1660.
AuthorLovelace, Francis, 1594-1664..
Extent Approx. 3 KB of XML-encoded text transcribed from 4 1-bit group-IV TIFF page images.
SeriesEarly English books online.
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Bibliographic informationThe speech of Francis Lovelace Esquire recorder of Canterbury. To the Kings most Excellent Majestie at his coming to Canterbury the 27 day of October 1660. Lovelace, Francis, 1594-1664.. [2], 4, [2] p. printed by S. Griffin, for Matthew Walbancke, at Grays-Inne Gate,London :1660.. (The last leaf is blank.) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "Novem 17".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., English -- Early works to 1800.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Charles II, 1660-1685 -- Early works to 1800.

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