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Anecdote &f ilie tate, EARL…

i To the Editors of the North…


To the Editors of the North ffales Gazette. if; GFNTLEMEIT, X..r1\¡. I herewith send you an extract from the 9d. volume of the Antiquarian Repository, to be inserted in your entertaining paper. CLWD. The simple rustic, who serves his Sove. reign in4the time of need^o the utmost extent of his ^ability, is as deserving of our com- ineudatiou as the victorious leader of thou- sands," was a saying of King Charles II. to Richard Pendrell, at the time he was intro- duced to his Majesty after the Restoration. u Friend Richard," rejoined the King, I am glad to see thee, thou wert my preserver and conductor, the bright star that shewed ttio to my Bethelein, for which kindness I will engrave thy memory on the tablet of a grate- fill heart." Then turning to the Lords about him he said, 1; My Lords, I pray you respect this good man for my sake." After this kind treatment, becoiniii- hir- Majesty's greatness, he very merrily said, U Master Richard, be bold, and tell these Lords what passed among us, when I quitted the oak at Boscobel to reach the Pit Your Majesiy must well rensember" replied Richard," that uight, when brother Humphry brought his old mill horse from *White Ladies, Dot ac- coutred with Kingly gear, but with a pitiful old saddle and a worse bridle; not attended with royal guards, but with -Hvalf a dozen raw and undisciplined rustics, who had little else but good will to defend your Majesty with 'twas then your Majesty mounted, and as we journied towards Mosely, you did most heartily complain of the jade you rode on, and said, it was the dullest creature you ever met with & to which my brother Hum- phry replied, my Liege, can you blame the horsa to go heavily, when he has the weight of three kingdoms on his back ? At which your Majesty grew somewhat lighter, and commended brother Humphry's wit." In like manner did this poor peasant entertain Charles and his courier#, until his Majesty thought proper to dismiss him, but not without settling a sufficient pension on him for life, on which he lived within the vicinity of the court until the eighth of February, 1671, (twenty years after the battle of Worcester), when he died much lamented by his Majesty, and other great personages* whom he had protected White Ladies, so called from its having been a monastery of Cistercian nuns, whose habit was of that colour. The house is 26 miles from -Worcester, and half a. mile from Bosrobel; and for many years awseat of the Gitrard's, of the antient and loyal family of Chillington. To this Giffard the King was mufch indebted for his safe- t.), when sought after by the regicides. t The King's attendants were, William, John, Richard, Humphry, and George Pendrell, and Frajicit If'ales, a servant of Mr. Giffard. from savage barbarity, and fanatical persecu- tion. His Royal Master, to perpetuate the memory of this faithful man, out of his princely munificence, caused a fair monument to be raised over him, in the church-yard of St. Giles's in the Fields, on which is engraven as follows, Here lies Richard Pendrell, Preserver and Conductor to his Majesty King Charles the Second, after his escape from Worcester fight in the year 1.651. Died Feb. 8, 1671. Hold passenger, here's shrouded in this house, UnpamlM'd Pendrell, through the Universe. T.ik-e when the Eastern star from Heaven gave iifht To three lost Kiags, so he in such dark night, To Britain's Monarch, toss'd by adverse war, On earth appear'd a second Eastern star. A pole, a ttera, in her rebellious traia, A pilot to her Royal Sovereign. Now to-triumph in Heaven's eternal sphere, He's hence advane'd for his just steerage here, Whilst Albion's Chronicles with matchless lauae, Embalm the story of great Pendrell's iiatue.

For the North IYales Gazette.



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