John Evelyn, from the Diary (1688)

8 November 1688

There came now out a declaration prohibiting all people to see or read the Prince’s manifest, in which was at large set forth the cause of his expedition, as there had been one before from the States. These are the beginnings of sorrows unless God in his mercy prevent it by some happy reconciliation of all dissentions amongst us, which nothing in likelihood can effect but a free Parliament, but which we cannot hope to see whilst there are any forces on either side. I pray God protect and direct the king for the best and truest interest of his people.