mouth, 2; Northamptonshire, 6; Peterborough, 1; Northampton, 1; Nottinghamshire, 4; Nottingham, 2; Northumberland, 3; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1; Berwick, 1; Oxfordshire, 5; Oxford City, 1; Oxford University, 1; Woodstock, 1; Rutlandshire, 2; Shropshire, 4; Shrewsbury, 2; Bridgnorth, 1; Ludlow, 1; Staffordshire, 3; Lichfield, 1; Stafford, 1; Newcastle-under-Lyne, 1; Somersetshire, 11; Bristol, 2; Taunton, 2; Bath, 1; Wells, 1; Bridgewater, 1; Southamptonshire, 8; Winchester, 1; Southampton, 1; Portsmouth, 1; Isle of Wight, 2: Andover, 1; Suffolk, 10; Ipswich, 2; Bury St. Edmunds, 2; Dunwich, 1; Sudbury, 1; Surrey, 6; Southwark, 2; Guildford, 1; Reigate, 1; Sussex, 9; Chichester, 1; Lewes, 1; East Grinstead, 1; Arundel, 1; Rye, 1; Westmoreland, 2; Warwickshire, 4; Coventry, 2; Warwick, 1; Wiltshire, 10; New Sarum, 2; Marlborough, 1; Devizes, 1; Worcestershire, 5; Worcester, 2.
Yorkshire.—West Riding, 6; East Riding, 4; North Riding, 4; City of York, 2; Kingston-upon-Hull, 1; Beverley, 1;
thanked Deane for persuading him not to lay violent hands on the Lord's Anointed, and said he was determined to seek revenge by burning the naval stores at Portsmouth, England.
Deane said that would tend to weaken the enemy in carrying on the war, and was legitimate business.
He was astonished at the wisdom of the man's plans.
I am an old man, was the reply, and it matters little whether I die now or five years hence.
He borrowed a guinea from Deane, and crossed the channel.
At Portsmouth he took lodgings at the house of a very poor woman on the outskirts of the town.
While he was absent, she had the curiosity to examine a bundle which he had brered, when John told the pursuers they were mistaken, for he— John the painter —was the incendiary, and gave them his reasons for the act. They took him back to Portsmouth, where he was recognized by the old woman and the tinman.
He candidly told them that he should certainly have killed the King had not Mr. Deane dissuaded him,