Author(s): John Matusiak
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Liberty being that which in all times hath been, but especially now is the common theme and desire of all men; common reason shewes that Kings less than any should endure captivity. And yet I call God and the world to witnesse, with what patience I have endured a tedious restraint; which so long as I had any hopes that this sort of my suffering might conduce to the peace of my Kingdom, or the hindering of more effusion of blood, I did willingly undergo ... let me be heard with freedom, honour and safety, and I shall instantly break through this cloud of retirement, and show myself really to be Pater Patriae. Book jacket.