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A third obnoxious prelate was biftiop Williams. Williams was a WeHhman who had been high in favour with James I., but he had given offence to the government of Charles I., and been imprifoned in the Tower during the earlier part of that king's reign. He was releafed by the parliament in 1640, and fo far regained the favour of king Charles, that he was raifed to the archbifliopric of York in the year following. When the civil war began, he retired into Wales, and garrifoned Conway for the king. Williams's warlike behaviour was the fource of much mirth among the Roundheads. In 1642 was publilhed a large caricature on the three clafles to whom the parliamentarians were efpecially hoftile the royalift judges, the prelates, and ^he ruffling cavaliers ; reprefented here, as we are told in writing in the copy among the king's pamphlets, by judge Mallet, bifhop Williams, and colonel Lunsford. Thefe three figures are placed in as many compartments with doggrel verfes under each. That of bifliop Williams is copied in our cut No. 178. The bilhop is armed cap-a-pie, and in the diftance behind him are feen on one fide his cathedral church, and on the other his war-horfe. The verfes beneath it contain an allufion to this prelate's Welfh extraction in the orthography of fome of the words :




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