File Clenennau letters and papers 855. - (Owen Wynne) to Sir R(obert) O(wen),

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Clenennau letters and papers 855.


(Owen Wynne) to Sir R(obert) O(wen),


  • 1686, 7th December. (Creation)

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The writer is glad of an opportunity to be revenged on Owen by wishing him also joy of his mayoralty: hopes the business and fatigue of it is not quite so great and indispensable that he will not be able to see London in spring. But he is afraid that the Magna Carta of English custom will dispose Owen to keep Christmas within his own government. The French King is worse than the enclosed tells: his own possessions are now the only seat of war and disorder, where the wild 'effluviums' of a depraved body - like sulphurous breaths locked under earth or like so many of his own fierce dragons - armed with pointed pain seem willing to quit their decaying castle and force their way out at the sally-port of his backparts. The committee to inspect the justices of the peace of England and Wales will put in several new ones - among the rest some Catholics it may be as well as Whigs - and will put out most of those who were in and did not act.

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Preferred citation: Clenennau letters and papers 855.

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  • Text: Clenennau letters and papers 855.