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that it was dangerous to his Majesty, as well as the publick Peace; to remain in London; and to defired his immediate going to Ham, a House near it, belong-. ing to the Dutchess of Lauderdale.
The King understood the Mesfage, as well as his Danger in being refractory; therefore only desired Ham might be chang'd for Rochester, a Town not far from the Sea-coast of France, to which the Lords foon brought him the Prince's Consent; and so he was convey'd thither by Water, under a Guard of fifty Dutchmen, whose Officer had private Orders to jet him escape afterwards to France.
. : The fame Night that the King was sent thus to Rochester, the Prince of Orange came to London ; where the People were so frighted with a Report spread about of fome Irish Papists intending a Maffacre, that he was receiv'd with Satisfaction.
The next Day he summon'd all the Lords in Town to St. James's, where he kept his Court; and after he had in a few Words opened the Cause of his coming, he defir'd them to consider of the fitteft Means to accomplish the good Ends and Promises in his Declaration.
The Lords accordingly met next Day, where they only chose the Marquis of Hallifax for their Speak er, and made an Order against any Papists appearing about the House of Parliament. But on Monday following, Notice was brought to the Lords of the King's being escaped from Rochester, according to the before-mention'd tacit Agreement about that Matter between him and the Prince. • They all agreed also now in two Things, the most important that could be. The first was, that a Con
vention should be summoned by circular Letters in * the Prince of Orange's Name, to all those Places which have a Right of chusing Members of Parlia
and Mr. Pope according to a Refolution before form’d, had her Picture drawn after she was dead, by the famous Mr. Richardson, the Letter which he wrote him from Twickenham bearing Date the tenth of - June, has fomething remarkably expressive in it, an unruffled and calm Grief, considerate Sorrow, and great Love.
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Dear Sir, : A S I know you and I mutually desire to see one T1 another, I hoped that this Day our Wishes would have met, and brought you hither. And this for the very Reason which might possibly hinder your coming, that my poor Mother is dead. I thank God, her Death was as eafy, as her Life was innocent; and as it cost her not a Groan, or even a Sigh, there is yet upon her Countenance such an Expression of Tranquility, nay almost of Pleasure, that it is even amiable to behold it. It would afford the finest Image of a Saint expir'd, that ever Painting drew; and it would be the greateft Obligation which even that obliging Art could ever bestow on a Friend, if you could come and sketch it for me. I am sure, if there be no very prevalent Obstacle, you will leave any common Business to do this; and I hope to see you this Evening as late as you will, or Tomorrow Morning as early, before this Winter-flower is faded. I will defer her Interment till Tomorrow Night. I know you love me, or I cou'd not have written this
I could not (at this Time) have written at all
as happily d and Servani Pope.
. . . A. POPE.
After the Death of his Father and Mother, it was too late in Life for Mr. Pope to leave a Profession of