Titel: First English reading book: Engelsch leesboek voor instituten, gymnasiën en hoogere burgerscholen: met Nederlandsche woordenlijst
Auteur: Herrig, Ludwig
Uitgave: Arnhem: J. Voltelen, 1869 *
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: IWO 513 H 21
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Leesvaardigheid, Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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tng favour to the bishops, by restoring the
fellows of Magdalen college, and by simi-
lar gracious acts; but all to no purpose,
for he could obtain no confidence.
The ileet of the prince of Orange con-
sisted of sixty men-of-war and seven hun-
dred transports, carrying upwards of fifteen
thousand soldiers. It had been determined
to sail early in October, but for the first
half of that month the wind blew tempes-
tuously from the west. Public prayers were
put up in all the churches in Holland, and
when the wind abated, a solemn fast was
held, after which the ileet put to sea. But
a storm came on in the night and dispers-
ed it, and the ships had to go into differ-
ent ports to repair. At length the Protest-
ant East-wind, as it was termed, came,
and the prince once more put to sea. He
fust sailed northwards, as if he intended
to land in Yorkshire; but then changing
his course, he passed between Dover and
Calais. The wind and tide combined to
prevent James's fleet from attacking; the
people of the opposite coast stood gazing
at the magnificent spectacle of a fleet ex-
tending twenty miles in length, and laden
with the fate of empires. On Monday, the
T)ih of November, '1688, the fleet came to
an anchor at Torbay, in Devonshire.
The prince advanced to Exeter, but ow-
ing to the terror inspired by Jeffreys' Cam-
paign, few ventured to join him; and sus-
pecting that he had been deceived, he began
to think of returning to Holland. At length
some of the gentry came to him; their
example was speedily followed by others;
desertion commenced in the royal army;
lord Danby, lord Devonshire and others be-
gan to raise men in the north, and the
friends of the protestant cause took courage
in all parts.
The king hastened down to Sahsbury to
head his army; but instead of advancing at
once against the invaders, he agreed to the
opinion of lord Feversham, that it were
best to retire behind the Thames, and he
fiimself set out on his return to London.
Lord Churchill, the lieutenant-general, the
duke of Grafton, a son of the late king,
and some others set out that very night to
join the prince, and in the morning several
of their officers followed them. At An-
dover James invited prince George of Den-
mark to sup with hhn; after supper, that
prince, the duke of Oi'mond and two others,
mounted their horses and rode off to the
prince of Orange. When James reached
London, the first news he heard, was the
ilight of his daughter Anne. He burst into
tears. 'God help me,' he cried, 'my very
children have forsaken me.' The princess
had left her bed-chamber the night before,
with lady Churchill, and entered a carriage,
in which the bishop of London was waiting
for her; and that prelate had conveyed her
to his own house, and thence accompanied
her to Northampton.
Finding that disaffection was spreading
rapidly over the whole kingdom, James lost
all courage, and resolved to place himself
and his family under the protection of the
king of France. On a dark and stormy
night in the month of December, the queen,
with her babe and his nurse, crossed the
Thames in an open boat to Lambeth, where
a carriage was to meet them and convey
them to Gravesend. But when they landed
the carriage had not arrived, and they were
obliged to stand for some time waiting,
having only the shelter of an old wall
against the rain, which fell in torrents. At
length the coach arrived, and they got
aboard a vessel which conveyed them to
The king had promised the queen to fol-
low her in twenty-four hours. Accordingly
he rose after midnight the next night, and
charging a son of the late king, who, as
chamberlain, lay on a pallet in his cham-
ber, not to open the door till the usual hour
in the morning, he went down the back
stairs, and getting into a hackney coach,
which was waiting for him, drove to the ferry
opposite Vauxhall. He there entered a boat
and crossed over; and finding horses stand-
ing ready, he mounted and rode to Fever-
sham on the Thames, where he got on board
a vessel which had been prepared to carry
him to France. But some fishermen having
boarded the vessel while she was taking in
ballast, and suspecting the king and his
companions to be Jesuits, seized them and
brought them back to Feversham, where
the king was soon recognised. He was
placed in the house of the mayor, and when
he wrote up to London, lord Feversham was
sent with two hundred of the guards to
protect him. Under their escort he return-
ed to the capital, where he was received
with every demonstration of popular joy.
The crowds shouted, the bells were rung,
and bonfires lighted in the usual manner.
This reception of the king gave some
alarm to the prince of Orange, who was
now at Windsor, and he and his council re-
solved that James should not be suffered
to remain at Whitehall. On the very even-
ing after the king's return a party of the
Dutch guards were sent to replace the Eng-
lish guards at that palace; lord Craven, a
veteran of eighty years of age, who com-