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George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
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ics, now listened to a voice from the grave of Wickliffe, from the ashes of Huss, from the vigils of Calvin. Victorious over her foreign enemies, Elizabeth never could crush the religious sect, of which the increase seemed dangerous to the state. Her career was full of glory abroad; it was unsuccessful against the progress of opinion at home. In the latter years of her reign, her popularity declined; and her death was the occasion of little regret. In four days, she was forgotten. Cartes England, III. 707 The multitude, fond of change, welcomed her successor with shouts; but when the character of that successor was better known, they persuaded themselves that they had revered Elizabeth to the last, and that her death had been honored by inconsolable grief. The accession of King James would, it was be- 1603 April 3. lieved, introduce a milder system; and the Puritans might hope even for favor. But the personal character of the new monarch could not inspire confidence. The