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Edwardeurle of CLARENDON (ora High CHANCELLOR of England and Chancellor of the University of Oxford. An:Dm.26667.






Begun in the Year 1641.
With the precedent Paffages, and A&ions, that contri-

buted thereunto, and the happy End, and Conclusion
thereof by the King's blessed RESTORATION, and
RETURN, upon the 29th of May, in the Year 1660.

Written by the Right Honourable
Late Lord High Chancellor of England, Privy Counsellor in

the Reigns of King Charles the First and the Second.

Klõpece és åer. Thucyd.
Ne quid Falli dicere audeat, ne quid Veri non audeat. Cicero,


Printed at the THEATER, An. Dom, MDCCXVII.

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NNE, by the Grace of God, Queen of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, doc. To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Whereas

Our Trusty and Well-beloved William Delaune, Doctor in Divinity, and Vice-Chancellor of Our University of Oxford, has humbly represented unto Us, in the behalf of the said University, that They have at a Great Expence already Publish'd one Volume of the late Earl of Clarendon's History, and intend in a short time to Publish the Second and Third Volumes for Compleating the Work; and the fole Right of the Copy of the faid Work being Vested in Our University of Oxford, and They having humbly befought Us to Grant Them Our Royal Privilege and Licence for the fole Printing and Publishing the same for the Term of Fourteen Years ; We being Graciously enclined to encourage the findertaking, are pleased to condescend to their Request; and no therefore hereby Give and Grant unto Our faid University of Oxford, Our Royal Licence and Privilege, for the sole Printing and Publishing the said Three Volumes of the late Earl of Clarendon's History, for and during the Term of Fourteen Years, to be computed from the Day of the Date hereof; strictly Charging, Prohibiting, and Forbidding all Our Subjects to Reprint or Abridge the raid History, or any Part of it, or to Import, Buy, Vend, Uiter, or Distribute any Copies of the fame, or any Part thereof, Reprinted beyond the Seas, within the said Term, without the Confent and Approbation of Our faid University first had and obtain'd, as They and every of them Offending herein will Answer the Contrary at their Peril

, and such other Penalties as by the Laws and Statutes of this Our Realm may be inflicted; Whereof the Master, Wardens, and Company of Stationers of Our City of London, the Commisfioners and Officers of Our Customs, and all other Our Officers and Ministers whom it may Concern, are to take Notice, that due Obedience be given to Our Pleasure herein signified. Given at Our Court at Hampton-Court the 24th day of June 1703. In the Second Year of Our Reigo.

By Her Majesties Command.

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