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that it happened, that they two had a private conference about the matter; and the chancéllor being earned to bring the treasurer to his opinion, took the freedom to tell him, That he was better acquainted with the king's temper and inclinations than Southampton could reasonably expect to be, having had long and intimate acquaintance with his majesty abroad ; and that he knew him fo well, that, if such a revenue was once settled upon him for life, neither of them two would be of any farther use; and, that they were not, in probability, to see many more sessions of parliament during that reign: that Southampton was brought over ; but that this paffage could not be kept so secret, but it came to king Charles's ears; which, together with other things wherein Clarendon was misrepresented to him, proved the true reason why he abans doned him to his enemies.
The earl was succeeded in his office by Sir Orlando Bridgeman, with the title of lordkeeper, in his chancellorship of Oxford, by archbishop Sheldon ; and being informed, two or three years after his exile, that his daughter, the dutchess of York, was turning, if not turned papist ; he wrote a very artful letter to the duke about it, as if he had been still himself a protestant, though he knew him to be a concealed papist ; and another more at large to his daughter; wherein, though he Thewed a very laudable distance and respect, upon account of the difference of their conditions, yet
he used the freedom and authority, as well as the tenderness, of a parent ; and inanifested the great knowledge he had in polemical divirity, and the artifices of the church of Rome to gain profelytes.
The noble earl, in the course of his exile, fojourned in several parts of France, till the year 1674, when, on the seventh of December, 'he paid his laft debt to Nature, near the city of Roan, in Normandy; from whence his body was conveyed into England, and burid on the north fide of Capella Regum, in St. Peter's, commonly called the abbey church of Westminster.
This great and learned chancellor, besides several letters, speeches, &c. of his that are extant, wrote, I, A Full Answer to an Infamous and Trayterous Libel; entitled, A Declaration of the Commons of England, in Parliament assembled, expressing their Rea. fons and Grounds of pasling their late Resolu. tions, touching no farther Address or Appli. cation to be made to the King, Lond. 1648, 4o. 2, The Estates and Conditions of George Duke of Buckingham, and Robert, Earl of Effex, See Reliquæ Wottonianæ, &c. Lond. 1672, 8vo. 3, Animadversions on a Book entitled, Fanaticism, fanatically imputed to the Catholic Church, by Dr. Stilling fleet; and the Imputation Refuted and Retorted, by Ser. Cressi. Lond. 1674, 8vo. 4, A Brief View and Survey of the Dangerous and Pernicious Errors to Church and State, in Mr. Hobbs's Vol. VII.
Book, The Leviathan. Oxon. 1676, 4o. 5, The History of the Rebellion, begun in 1641, &c. 3 vols. folio, and since in 8vo. He left in manuscript, A History, or Historical Account, of Ireland ; made use of by Edmond Borlace, without acknowledgment, in his book, or books, published of the affairs of that kingdom: and, within these few years, three volumes more of his lord ship's History have been published by the university of Ox, ford.