Thursday September 2, to Thursday September 9, 1658
[Relates to the death of Oliver Cromwell]
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His most serene and renowned Highness Oliver Lord Protector, being after a sickness of about fourteen days (which appeared an ague in the beginning) reduced to a very low condition of body, began early this morning to draw near the gates of death, and it pleased God about three a’clock afternoon to put a period to his life, I would willingly express upon this sad occasion the deep sorrow which hath possessed the mindes of his most noble son and successor, and other dearest relations had I language sufficient. But all that I can use will fall short of the merits of that most excellent Prince.