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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Atlantic Essays, A charge with Prince Rupert. (search)
, Clarendon, no affectionate critic, the triple crown of historic praise, as being the most able, resolute, and popular person in the kingdom. Who can tell how changed the destiny of England, had the Earl of Bedford's first compromise with the country party succeeded, and Hampden become the tutor of Prince Clharles,--or could this fight at Chalgrove Field issue differently, and Hampden survive to be general instead of Essex, and Protector in place of Cromwell? But that may not be. Had I Hampden's earlier counsels prevailed, Rupert never would have ventured on his night foray; had his next suggestions been followed, Rupert never would have returned from it. Those failing, IHampden has come, gladly followed by Gunter and his dragoons, outstripping the tardy Essex, to dare all and die. In vain does Gunter perish beside his flag; in vain does Crosse, his horse being killed under him, spring in the midst of battle on another; in vain does that great-spirited little Sir Samuel Luke (th