Romwell's birth and parentage. Allied to the best
u families. Trade no disgrace to a gentleman, p. 1-3.
Of the learning of Cromwell, p. 4. Vicious in youth,
p. 5. Marries p. 6. Charaēler of Mrs. Cromwell,
p. 6-8. Reports concerning the poverty of Cromwell,
p. 9. Reflections on them, p. 10. Of the Religion of
Cromwell, p. 11. An original letter of his to Mr.
Storie, p. 12. Of his enthusiasm, p. 13-23. Crom-
well courteous and affable, and inclined to buffoonery, p. 24.
Though on necessary occasions he kept state to the full,
p. 27. Of his want of eloquence, p. 34. Mr. Hume
censured, p. 35. Cromwell's speech to the Swedila
ambassador commended, p. 36. Cromwell no bigot,
p. 37. Mischief of bigottry, ibid. Cromwell the
great Patron of religious liberty, p. 38—45. Falls in
with the Puritans, p. 45. Short fate of the case be-
tween them and the Prelatifts, p. 46.
Character of Court-Prelates in the times of James and
Charles I. p. 47: Of the severe measures taken in the
times of the latter of these Princes, p. 50. Cromwell
with others prepare to leave the kingdom, p. 55. Are
Stop'd by a proclamation, ibid. Reflections thereon, p. 56.
Of Cromwell's opposition to the draining the Fenns,
p. 56. Of the parliament in 1641, p. 59. Juftly ce-
lebrated for their noble deeds, p. 62–65. High cha-
racters of it by Mr. Sidney and Mr. Trenchard, p. 69.
Account of the remonftrance of the state of the kingdom,
p.70–76. The Parliament puts itself in a state of
defence Is adhered to by Cromwell, who raises a
troop of horse, and disciplines them in a most extraordi-
nary manner. Praise of Cromwell's army by Lord
Clarendon, p. 76.–85. Of Cromwell's first actions
in the War, p. 85. Lord Holles's charge of cowardice
against him recited, p. 87. Hated and envied by very
powerful perfons. Account of a consultation to accuse him