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12 S.VI.MAY 22, i92o.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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forerunners of our deliverance. 3.) In regard of the means. God doth not allways use the most probable means, for y" we should be apt to idolize them. When god will he can make a little stone which is regnum lapidis to be regnum monti* and to fill y whole earth, he can make all kingdomes to fall downe before x*. God will not tie himself to any instrument least we give it the glory of y* principall cause. God doth not allways appear in the fairest gale of Opportunity. For the Lord shall juclg his people and repent himself for his servants when he sees y' there power is gone & y' there is none shut up or left (Deutron. 32 , 36.)

2. THE POWER OP GOD : which appeard. 1st. in vindicateing his cause from scorne and contempt. How insolent were our enemies ? How many Neutralls began to blesse themselves y' they had appeared for neither side but even then did god muzzle y mouth of y 6 adversary. Reioice not against me O my enemy when I fall, I shall arise etc. (Micah. 7, 9).

2) in supplying the defects of instruments. What he doth by 2' 1 means he can doe by himself . God is our refuge and strength a very present help in time of trouble (Psalme 46). The life of faith doth not only consist in relying upon a particular promise But w n this is wanting yet there is providence which has a spreading influence over all. 3d) In crushing the fury of his inraged enemies. The Lord hath sworne saying as I thought so shall Ifc come to passe, and as I have purposed so shall it stand ; ff or the Lord of Hosts hath purposed and who shall disanull it ? God had a purpose to scatter y royall army at Nasby & all y 8 experience of v 6 enemy could not disanull it (Esaiah. 14, 24, 27).

3. THE GLORY OP GODS GOODNES, and this is as admirable as y 6 former 1) that though his people be but few yet he will owne them. If but one Lot in Sodome yet he shall be secured 2) though those few are greatly unworthy yet he ownes y m . How many divisions are there among god his owne people. 3) That y 8 plots of y 6 enemy should turne to the churches good. Surely y 8 wrath of man shall praise thee &c. (Romans 8, 28, Psalme 76, 10).

USE.

1st. How miserably y" are they deluded y* can- not or will not behold y e workinge of god in the salvation of his people. How many live without god in y 6 world, y' take noe notice of or goe about to lessen his providence. They are like those in Jeremy whom make not a right interpretation of providence, c. 8. 7-6 they cry out w' has such & such a man done, what has y parliament done, but noe man says WHAT HAVE I DONE ? Blesse


god for instruments, resolve all into him, set y 8 crowne upon his head : Let all y 6 people cry Grace, grace, for not by might nor by power &c*

2. SUMMON up all your affections to y 6 admire- ing of god. This celestiall employment. W* is heaven but a holy rapture, an admireing y freenes and goodnes of god his grace, when he shall come to be glorify'd in his saints and to be admired in all y m y* beleive &c. For y 8 helping you to y 6 admiration of god let me commend one book to you and y* is The book of gods providence.

DIVERSE REMARKABLE CIRCUMSTANCES.

1st consider y PLACE where god gave his people y 6 VICTORY. In y 6 very face of y* country where y* enemy had done so much oppres- sion. (2. Thess. 1, 10, v.).

2. THE TIME which was very short. That Lester should be soon soon recovered and y e enemy routed w* cause of admiration is here. W rivers of tears were poured out at y* loss of Lester. The enemies were very high and we low. Men lost not only their goods but their spirits. I did never observe mens spirits to be more downe y n at y fe time. I counted Lester's losse to be y 6 greater because of y e losse of y 6 spirits of men.

THE GENERALL TO HIS SOULDERS.

3. THE PERSONS 1st by whome this Victory was wrought, even by y 4 army which they did so much scorne. 'Twas an heroicall speech which Fairfax used a little before the fight to encouradg his souldiers, Ye have oft talked of trusting god (sayth he) now doe so, seeing your selves so contemned by y 6 enemy. 2 for whome ; : 1 ffor such an oppressed people 2) ffor a praying people. This comes as a returne of our prayers. The enemy had their Friday fasts at Oxford so had we, they pray'd and we pray'd, now the great con- testation was whose prayer god would hear, now y* god should harken to his people this is admirable mercy.

NOTE :

NEVER DID THE ROYALL ARMY and ours meet in a pitch' d feild but god did own us and our army.

I should be glad to hear if any reader can identify this Mr. Hill, and tell me if the surname has ever been quoted in any work on the Civil War.

PBESCOTT Row.

The Homeland Association, 37, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, W.C.2.


AN ENGLISH ARMY LIST OF 1740. (See 12 S. ii. passim ; hi. 46, 103, 267, 354, 408, 438 ; vi. 184.)

The fourth Marine Regiment (p. 52), raised on Nov. 10, 1739 (47th Foot), had white facings to its uniform dress. It was " broke " on Nov. 8, 1748, the officers being then placed on half-pay.

In 1742 Colonel Wynyard was succeeded in the command by Colonel James Long, who was succeeded in the following year by Colonel George Byng, afterwards (1747) 3rd Viscount Torrington, who died in 1750.