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CAVALIERS AND ROUNDHEADS.
BY ONE OF THE
AUTHORS OF THE “REJECTED ADDRESSES,
“ Now universal England getteth drunk
For joy that Charles her monarch is restor'd
And weareth now a suit of morris-bells,
Lamb's John Woodvil.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
HENRY COLBURN, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
“Out of my door, you witch! you hag, you baggage ! you polecat, you runnion !"
It was on a dark and gusty night of autumn, during the latter years of Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate, that a black covered cart, drawn by two horses of the same sable hue, emerged from the umbrageous recesses of Ashdown forest, which, at that period, nearly extended to the northern extremity of Sussex. It was attended by two armed men, one of whom kept close to the horses' heads, while his companion,