At the close of Questions a stalwart young man in khaki advanced to the Table, and, amid the cheers of the Members and to the obvious delight of Lord DERBY, who sat beaming with parental pride in the Peers' Gallery, added the signature "STANLEY" to a roll which has rarely been without that name since "the Rupert of debate" signed it there close on a hundred years ago.
It completely exculpates Rupert from the charges of obstinacy and rashness in having fought the subsequent battle of Marston Moor.
What would my mother say if she could see her Rupert in the midst of these reckless youths!"
From Leicester he retreateda to Hereford; from Hereford to Ragland Castle, the seat of the loyal marquess of Worcester; and thence to Cardiff, that he might more readily communicate with Prince Rupert at Bristol.
I wished not to speak of Rupert to his sister, and avoided the subject.
One stout fellow I well remember, who had acute appendicitis at Morogoro, was the driver, or engineer as they are called, of a Grand Trunk Pacific train that ran from Edmonton in Alberta to Prince Rupert on the Pacific.
I could not," says the writer, "meet the Prince Rupert until after the battle was joined; and in fire, smoke, and confusion of the day I knew not for my soul whither to incline.
The sum was fixed at two thousand dollars a year, before we left the room; and the result was communicated to Rupert by Lucy herself, in a letter written the very next day.