ROMWELL's birth and parentage. Allied to the best
families. Trade no difgrace to a gentleman, p. 1-3.
Of the learning of Cromwell, p. 4. Vicious in youth,
P. 5. Marries p. 6. Character of Mrs. Cromwell,
p. 6-8. Reports concerning the poverty of Cromwell,
P. 9. Reflections
Reflections on them, p. 10. Of the Religion of -
Cromwell, p. 11. An original letter of his to Mr.
Storie, p. 12. Of his enthufiafm, p. 13-23. Crom-
well courteous and affable, and inclined to buffoonery, p. 24.
Though on neceffary occafions he kept flate to the full,
p. 27. Of his want of eloquence, p. 34. Mr. Hume
cenfured, p. 35. Cromwell's Speech to the Swedish
ambaffador commended, p. 36. Cromwell no bigot,
p. 37. Mifchief of bigottry, ibid. Cromwell the
great Patron of religious liberty, p. 38-45. Falls in
with the Puritans, p. 45. Short ftate of the cafe be-
tween them and the Prelatifts, p. 46.
Character of Court-Prelates in the times of James and
Charles I. p. 47. Of the fevere measures taken in the
times of the latter of thefe 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 oppofition to the draining the Fenns,
p. 56. Of the parliament in 1641, p. 59. Justly 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 remonstrance of the fate of the kingdom,
p. 70-76. The Parliament puts itself in a flate of
defence Is adhered to by Cromwell, who raises a
troop of horse, and difciplines 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 confultation to accufe him