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Above the door of the arch these words are written, Haga posuil coss. decreto. The town of the Hague has erected this arch by the decree of the magistrates.

The Description of the Stately Arch erected at the Great

This arch is the highest of all, without any pillars in relief. How. ever, it is filled with very large pictures of a greyish colour, of which, two, that are upon the door, are drawn upon silk, to be transparent by torch-light in the Evening. Upon that arch is a rainbow, with three crowns, seeming to hang in the air. There is besides upon that arch a sphere, and upon it a flying fame with her trumpet, and the horse Pegasus running by her, and some trophies on every corner of each side. On the backside of the said arch is seen the imperial coat of arms of Nassau, that of the Emperor Adolphus of the family of Nassau, with the eight quarters on every side. Round about the fore-mentioned arch are these following inscriptions:

Nobilium primo, ducum murium, posthumo Gulielmo Tertio, ca. litus dato. To the first of noble heroes, to the greatest of generals, William the Third, a posthumus, the gift of heaven. Above the pictures on the backside, Victoria, trophwis, fortissimo imperatori, cautissimo gubernatori, destinatis. Erected to the victories and trophies designed for a most strenuous leader, and prudent commander.

Underneath, at the bottom of the arch upon one side, Quatuor reg. norum regi, fwderati Belgii gubernatori, Gulielmo Tertio, vir. tute et triumphis fulgenti. For William the Third, king of four kingdoms, governor of the United Provinces, shining with virtues and triumphs.

On the other side, Grati animi Sf letitiw publicw signum hoc ercxit Haga Comilis. The Hague has erected this as a testimony of publick joy and gratitude.

On each side of the arch are two wings, composing together a half circle, and in each of those wings are seven pictures, representing the battles and victories of the precedent princes of Orange by sea and land, each picture having its motto: Upon the first of the right wing, Putientia lu:sa furor Jit. Patience exasperated turns to fury.

Upon the second, Res poscit opem Sf conspirat amice. The matter requires aid, and friendly confederacy.

Upon the third, Per tela,per undas. Through darts and waves.

Upon the fourth, Deus ipsejuvat. God himself assists the courageous.

Upon the fifth, Tantas dedit unio vires. Such is the force of union.

Upon the sixth, Aquilas <5f marnia cepit. Nor walls nor armies can resist him.

Upon the seventh, Celsas superas virtulo carinas. Your valour masters the tallest navies.

Upon the first of the left wing, Repetenda quiescunt anna virum. Armies laid aside are again to be taken in hand.

Upon the second, Non uno virtus contenta triumpho. Valour not satisfied with a single triumph.

Upon the third, Crescunt numero crescente trophwa. Number increasing, the trophies increase.

Upon the fourth, Casorum replebant funera campos. The funerals of the dead filled up the fields.

Upon the fifth, Ultra Garamantas eSf Indus. Farther than the Garamantes and the Indies.

Upon the sixth, Fortis promissa juventus. The promises of a courageous youth.

Upon the seventh, Deos in pratlia confert. He consults the Gods before he goes to battle.

In the middle of every one of those wings are two pyramids, one at each side upon their pedestals, which support a picture with this inscription: Upon that of the right hand, Hanc rtccipc magnc coronam. Great hero, accept this crown. Upon that of the left hand, Thure tuo redolent arce. Your incense perfumes the altar.

The same pyramids have each in the front three transparent pictures, comprehending either a hieroglyphical figure, or some trophy or cypher, being adorned on the sides with green, upon one of those pyramids. The king and the queen upon the other are set to the bigness of the life.

Upon that of the king is this inscription, Quis gratior appuHtoris? Whoe'er arrived more welcome to our shore?

Upon that of the queen, Reprimit if refigit. She represses and reestablishes.

Upon the border of the wirgs are, in their order, the first four princes of Orange, between two trophies.

Under the effigies of William the First, Patrice Liberatori. To his country's liberator.

Under that of Prince Maurice, Glorice vindici. To glory's vindicator.

Under that of Prince Frederick Henry, Libertatis assertori. To our liberty's defender.

Under that of Prince William the Second, Publico; felicitatis statori. To the conservator of our public felicity.

Above the opening of the arch before is the escutcheon of the Hague, with these words underneath, Hie incunabula divum. Behold the cradles of the gods.

Before the town house of the Hague are seven pictures transparent for a light. In the highest range are placed in the middle the representations of the king and queen; and on each side two hieroglyphical figures, one representing a lion with this motto, Placidum venerantur, Sf horrent infestum They venerate the moderate, and abhor the tyrant.

On the other an unicorn thrusting with his horn some serpents, with this inscription, Nil passa veneni. Enduring nothing venemous.

At the order underneath it contains three symbols more: The first representing a crane sitting upon her nest, and clapping her wings at the rising sun with these words, Recreatur ub ortu. Revived by the rising sun.

The second represents Atlas upholding the world upon his shoulders, and stooping under the weight, and resting upon a mountain, with this inscription, In te domus inclinata recumbit. Upon thee the falling mansion leans.

The third represents a crane resting in her nest, and clapping her wings at the rising sun, with this motto, Vidit Sf exultavit. She saw and rejoiced.

By the town-house in the publick place of execution, is a tree like a maypole, surrounded with arms in four rows one above another for torch-light.

The arch of the bridge, commonly called the Loosduyn, has been coloured with a representation of a man and a woman at an altar, upon which is the king's effigies with a stall' in his hand, upon which staff his majesty's name is written, with a crown, and these words underneath, Io triumphator. All hail triumpher.

Upon the two pillars of the said arch of the bridge, are these following inscriptions, Ob cives servatos, et hosles fugatos. For citizens preserved, and enemies put to flight.

The other side of the arch, Ob liberata regno, et restitutas provincias. For the kingdoms rescued, and provinces restored.

Behind are two ovals besides, in one of which is represented a awrel, and underneath the word Victorice, To victory.

On the other an orange-tree with the word Clementice, To clemency.

I add here for the conclusion, that in the middle of the pond of the palace was erected a great scaffold, upon which was set down the Cypher of his majesty's name, with a royal crown above, which was shewn by torcb-light, without mentioning many other curious and artful lights, in several other places; besides the firing of thirty great guns that were planted by the said pond, and frequently discharged as occasion and the design required.







ABBIES, plundered by tlie conqueror ....461

Absoluteness, the degrees of 39.^

Admiralty-jurisdiction, on settling 465

.—, black Wk of 466

Advocates, address to 34

African Company, account of 433, 5tc.

Almhophels, about English court 3S1

Allen, William, on killing no murder 984

Amsterdam, sects of religion at 544

Anabaptists, numerous in Holland .. .«... 545

Anguilhi, English harassed at 518

Antigua, descents upon it ib.

Aphorisms on Ireland 311

Arches, triumphant, at the Hague ...533, 5i4
Argyle, Earl oF, his landing in Scotland.. 140

Armies, when first regularly paid 483

Arminians, a Jesuit's remarks on VJl

-.■.., but few in Holland 545

Arm's True Christianity 93

Artificers, address to 35

Askew, Sir George, in West Indies 433

Atheling, Edgar, how disliked 345

. '-» superseded by Harold ... 457

Augustus taxed all the world 483

Authority, bow far from God, or man 391

. —— of a king, differs from will .■ . 360


BANTAM, aiege or, described 46

, English favoured at ib.

Barbadocs, state of planters there 436

Barksiead, smothered Sindercomb 306

Bartholomew's, St. English land on 519

. — , surrenders to English .520

Bastard, the great one 973

Batavia, Duich there assist Tubanites 47

Bear-baiting, a paiable..: 547

Berkhamstead, submission to conqueror at 459

Bilson, Bishop, on resisting power 361

Bishops, address to 33

Blacks in the West Indies 414

Blasphemers, address to 34

Bononta, left by Viteli and Placidus 73

Book, black one of Admiralty 4-■6

Boors, description of Dutoh 537

Borodzyck, George, his confession.. .9, Ifi, 44

Boswcll, Sir William's, letter to Laid 90*J

Bnunhall, Bishop, letter to Usher 901

Britons expelled by the S;ixons ?45

BroiihiU, a creature of Cromwell's 9!il

Bull-hailing at Madrid 60

——, on encounterinj in fight (jj


Burnet's arcount of Stern Q

meets Capt. Vratz at execution.- is

sermon before Stern's execution 38

letter, on Cardinal Pole'* Power, 148,



CALIGULA'S disposition shewed 304

Calvinistic, the national religion of Holland,

Candish, evidence against Duke of Norfolk 131

Capitulation of Luxembourg 107

Caribbee islands, on English forces there..518

Carpingcr, George, his preservation 80

Castles, in■ lease of alter conquest 46L

Cellicr, Madam, her attempt at murder.... 51

— , Mrs. on hospital tor midnives.... 191

Chaise Father La, against hereticks 994

Chalybeats, the properties of 178

Chancellor of England, Jefferies becomes 309
Charles, Prince, at bull-tight in Madrid.... 66

II. assists France 1

professes Protestantism 9-

'— tenderness to the Duke of York


. . papers said to be written by .159

Chese, Father La, on revoking Nantz edict 976

Children found, rules for hospital of 104

Christopher's, St. a theatre ol war 517

Churchill, Expedition against 594

..— Lord, letter to Jumes II 091

Clergy, English, degraded by Conqueror ..46V

Cocoa, its early state in Jamaica 49*

Codrington, General, in the West Indies ..518

Coleman's packets, some account of 30g

Coligni, Admiral, his massacre 384

Collection, historical, onsuccesion, fee. ..97t

Colonies, advantage of to England 49T

Commonwealths of Venice, &c. . ..4t4, 488,491

Confessor, Edward, happy reign of ........457

Conmgsmark, Count, his designed murder 18

'-, a letter signed by.... 43

Conqueror, his victory at Hastings 453

— •,, plunders monasteries, &c 463

Conquest, of obtaining monarchy by 335

-—t Danish, too violent to be lasting 345

— .-, calamities of a French one 458

Conscience, Robin, reference to -.... 45

Consent, on foundation of Monarchy 334

Conspiracy, to betray Holland 445

Constitution of England, how dissolved 9U
Convention on Government, a speech in ..3ta

Conyers, Father, his absurd story 380

Coopvr, Sir Authpuy Ashley, accused.... , 49

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