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but remained at his post, holding his wound with both hands in great pain, till another ball pierced his throat, and laid him for ever at rest.

Princess of Orange, mother to William III. by Gerard Honthurst.

Lady Barrymore and Son, by Lely.

Sir Thomas Clifford, Lord Treasurer, by Old Stone. He was one of the famous, or rather infamous, administration, chosen by Charles II. and denominated the Cabal, from the initials of their names, viz. Clifford, Ashley, Buckingham, Arlington, Lauderdale. Perhaps the English History does not offer a junto more noted for wicked councils. All writers agree that Clifford had gained his situation by his eloquence and influence in the House of Commons; consequently, his disregard of principle became more alarming. He was a man of undoubted courage and intrepidity, and during the Dutch wars had volunteered his services under Prince Rupert and Albermarle. On his return home he was successively appointed comptroller of the household, secretary of state, and lord high treasurer, with the title of Lord Clifford of Chudleigh. Being a catholic, the staff of office was struck from his hands by the famous Test-act againt popery, passed in 1672; soon after which he retired into the country, followed by the