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appointment, together with an inventory of what goods I have left in those lodgings for your use; and a private prayer, to be said over seventeen times a day, and the Blessed Virgin hear thee in the day when thou callest upon her, and make the works of thy hand prosperous, and thy counsels like Haman's, or good Achitophel's. Thine eternally,
The last Will and Testament of Father Peters. I give my soul into the hands of the Blessed Gabriel, to be translated into purgatory; and there, after two turns of the spit, and one winding up of the jack, which is enough for the purifi. cation of any jesuit, and from thence, to carry it to the lap of his mistress, the Blessed Virgin of Loretto, whom I serve, and whose I am.
Let my heart be dried, and beaten to powder, and so divided into several drams, to be drank by all the new converts in England, in a glass of a heretick's warm blood.
Let the king, queen, and Prince of Wales take a morning's. draught of my spleen, prepared after the same manner, as my heart by his Holiness.
My gall should be at the French king's service, but they have more need of it in England, therefore let that fall to Sunderland's share.
My brains have overgrown me this last three or four years, and therefore shall be divided amongst pluralities, Peterborough, Hunt. ington, Bishop Chester, Smith, and Chapman.
Chester, not content with my brains, snaps at my kidnies ; by St. Francis, he is the likeliest man to make good use of them, let him take them.
Let my scull be carried to St. Omers, and, tipped with silver, to be drank in upon the solemn day that is consecrated to my "name; and, being filled with blood, upon the admission of every novice, to be turned off by all the brotherhood, at the time of the administration of the holy sacrament.
My wanton eyes I bequeath to the nuns at St. Bridget's, and to those objects of charity, that the king's alms were bestowed upon.
My tongue, to the Earl of Winchelsea, because he has so little.
My ears, to Penn, Ferguson, and the rest of that tribe; or Ti. , tus Oates, that courageous gnaw-post.
My nose, to the P. O. who has scratched his out of Scipio's grave.
My teeth, to Harry Hills, for beads; or, to polish the Ro. sary; or, instead of it, Aretine, Tully and Octavia, Rochester, School of Venus, &c.
My throat, to the Earl of Essex, to be shaved.
My breasts, to the queen, who lost her own with longing for a box of the ear of the princess, and sausages made of hereticks dripping.
· My issues, to queen dowager, who, they say, has twenty ; ten to my knowlege.
My instrument of propagation, otherwise called the carnaledge part, to my Lady Salisbury, or Stonehorse Spencer.
My prolifick juice, to the queen, and my blessing; together with all the hairs of my
to make a peruke for my
The strength of my back, to the king, together with all my merits: Some one will be apt to say, Your merit, quoth he, That is a halter. Good Mr. King, if you will put up the affront, I will, or else, my intent being well directed, I am clear.
My a to the great button-maker of England.
of the gang.
My rasor let Jefferies shave himself with, and cut his throat when he has done. My breeches I recommend to the queen's use, to get her with child without the help of a man; and the smell of my stockings to make her fair. How beautiful upon the moun. tains, &c.
Let my corpsc be buried in the room where Sir Ed. mundsbury Godfrey was murdered, to fright his bodily appear. ance, and I will, to the devil to choak his ghost. Twenty-thou. sand pounds for swords, knives, powder, fireballs, &c. Ten. thousand pounds for him that stabs the Prince of Orange. Two. thousand for the French dragoons, to be paid by Father le Chaise, for their good service. One-hundred for him that kills a heretick. One thousand for the colonel of St. Ignatio, to invent and provide all manner of tortures. Two-thousand to the chapel of the Bles. sed Virgin of Loretto, to be converted into a golden chamber. pot. All this last to be paid by the king, as soon as I have sent him inoney from France.
An Inventory of the Goods that I left in my Lodgings, to the Lord
Chancellor, with their Vulue set upon them. 1. A PIECE of Adam's fig-leaf-apron, together with an apple of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Three hundred thirtythousand pounds.
2. A frog, a louse, and a locust, that was upon Pharaoh's land; with Joseph's coat, Sampson's jaw-bone, and half Gideon's fleece. Fifty-thousand pounds.
3. The hoof of Balaam's ass, the dart that killed Absalom, to. gether with the stone that slew Goliah, and a piece of Bathsheba's smock, prized at one-thousand pounds.
4. Three chairs that Solomon sat in at study, together with his black fur cap; and a table that St. Paul made use of, when he wrote his Epistle to the Hebrews. Two-thousand pounds.
5. The parchments, that the same apostle sent for, by Timothy, with the cloke; St. Agnes's candlestick, and St. Winifred's inkhorn. Three. thousand pounds.
6. St. Francis's clock; St. Dennis's fire-shovel and tongs; a' broken chamber-pot of the Blessed Virgin of Loretto; and a lit
tle sauce-pan for the Prince of Wales, that Zacharias bongkt for his son John. Thirty-thousand pounds.
7. St. Ignatius's warming-pan, the nail of Loyola's little toc, Pope Joan's placket, and Bellarmine's close-stool. Ten-thousand pounds.
8. A surrevcrence of St. Clemens in a silver box; St. Ambrose's clyster-pipe; St. Austin's almanack: valued at one thousand pounds.
9. St. Cyprian's bason; Cicely's looking-glass, and Marmalade pot; Coleman's halter, St. Catharine's tower, and curling-pin, with her wash to beautify the face, which I have used this many years, and it wastes no more than the widow's cruise, which I also have: Twenty-thousand pounds.
10. Some of Paul's tasting-spittle in a bottle, sealed with his coat of arms, good for sore eyes, and to restore even the blind; a nail of Timothy's shoe, Queen Mary's ruff, and St. Margaret's scis. sars. Three-thousand pounds.
11. A board of the ark, a feather of Noah's dove, a grain of Lot's wife, took from the pillar of salt; and the paper that saluted Lyass B-Seven-thousand pounds.
12. The dirt-pies that the Virgin Mary made when she was a child; some of the dung that fell into Tobit's eyes; the horns of Ne-buchadnezzar, when turned into a cow ; St. Bridget's thimble, and case of needles. Two-thousand pounds.
13. The nails that held our Saviour to the cross; the spear that pierced his side; some of the water and blood that came out; the inscription that was set over his head, in Pilate's own hand-writ. ing. Six-thousand pounds.
14. Judas's bag full of bread and cheese; the piece of money that was taken out of the fish's mouth for tribute; some of the wa. ter that was made wine. Seren-thousand pounds.' 15. A piece of our Blessed Saviour's cradle; the manger ;
the key of St. Peter's back-door into heaven; his slippers; the bill, spurs, and comb of the cuck, that crowed when he denied his Master., Four-thousand pounds.
16. A part of the nipple of St. Agatha; St. Margaret's piss. burnt garter; the table-cloth, napkins, and knives, that were used in the institution of the Lord's Supper; the bed that Pope Joan pigged in ; Pope Boniface's codpiss-buttons; and our Lord's Prayer, in our Saviour's own hand-writing. Nine-thousand pounds.
15. A drop of the Blessed Virgin's milk, which she gave to St. Biasio, when he thirsted in the wilderness.
A Form of private Prayer used by Father Peters. O Blessed Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven, Sariour of the World, Giver of Salvation, the Almighty Lady, Author of our Redemption, I beseech thec to hear me. Bow the heavens, and come down from that thy throne, to hear the petition of thy humble suppliant. By our Saviour's birth and baptism, by the manger in which he was laid, by the gifts the wise men brought, by the star that appeared in the east, by the swaddling-cloaths he wore, by the milk he sucked, by the tears he shed in his agony, by the kiss given him by Judas, by the halter with which Judas hanged himself, and the bag that he had to bear; by the lance that pierced our Saviour's side, by the water and blood that came out, by the tomb in which he was laid, by the spices with which he was embalmed, by the ointment with which he was anointed . unto his burial, by the cross on which he suffered, by the two thieves that together died with him, by the choir of angels at his birth, and the choir of angels that were his attendants at his resur. rection; by the superscription of Pilate, by the high.priest's ear that was cut off, by the name of woman, with which Christ pleased to signify thy pre-eminence over all women, &c. I beseech thee to hear me.
Let not the scepter depart from Amalek, nor a lawgiver from the Jebusites ; nor a cardipal from England, nor a Peters from the court, so long as the sun and moon endure. Pray for us, o Biessed Virgin, that all our designs and contrivances may have good success; and command thy son to be so careful of the good of his society, that it may be implanted in all the nations of the world; and particularly, in this wherein we live. Let the king hearken to me, the charmer, who charms wisely ; nor be as á deaf adder, that will not hear; nor stiff-necked as his people, that will not obey. Make him resolute in his religion, and true to the cause which he has promised to maintain ; and let the abun. dance of his merits wash airay the many religionis vows and oaths, which he has made and broke, for the honour of the Roman church. We are thy people, and the sheep of thy pasturc; if thou hadst not been for us, we had been swallowed up quick in this hereti. cal, damnable, prejudiced kingilom, when they were so wrath. fully displeased at us; but thou hast fought for us, and defended
O go on to perfect this work of thine, which thou hast, in some measure, begun; and make us all one sheepfold, under one shepherdess, the Blessed Mary. Make Peter open to all, that will open the door of their hearts to thee; and damn all those eternally that shall presumc to refuse it, for thy name's sake, and mine, the Lord Chancellor's, Salisbury's, Chester's, Peterborough's merit, &c. Amer..
TRIAL AND CONDEMNATION
Colonel ADRIAN SCROOPE, Mr. JOHN CAREW, Mr. THOMAS SCOTT, Mr. GREGORY CLEMENT, and Colonel
Who sat as Judges upon our late Sovereign Lord King Charles. Together with their several Answers and Pleas, at the Sessions-House in the Old
Bailey, Friday the 12th of October, 1660, before the Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer, appointed by his Majesty for that purpose.
James il. 5. 19.-For he shall have judgment without mercy, that shewed no mercy,
London : Printed for John Stafford and Edward Thomas. 1660. Quarto, con
taining eight pages.
king's lords justices, for trial of several persons, who had a hand in the death of our late sovereign, sat in the sessions-house in the Old Bailey, and called to the bar the persons following, viz. Col. Adrian Scroope
John Jones Thomas Scott Col. Adrian Seruope was first called to his trial; who, having excepted against several of the jury, at last had such a one as he agreed to.
Proclamation being made, and silence commanded, the indict. ment was read, and one of the king's council stood up, and spoke to this effect:
Gentlemen of the Jury, You have heard by the indictment of several that did assemble themselves together, to compass and take away the life of the king our late sovereign, among which persons the prisoner at the bar was one, who, under his hand and seal, did consent to the said murther : First, by setting hand to the commission, which gave being to that bloody court, and afterwards by signing that bloody warrant, which occasioned the severing his head from his body, which we can prove by several witnesses.
The court calls for the warrant of the king's execution, and went to shew it to one of the witnesses ; which, when Col. Scroope saw, he said, “ My Lord, let me see it; if it be my hand, I will not deny it.”
[The warrant is carried to him.] Scroope. My Lord, I do not deny but it is my hand. Mr. Masterton, one of the witnesses, is sworn.