Proving Their Metal

WHEN the Prince of Orange, afterwards William the Third, came over to

this country, five of the seven bishops who were sent to the Tower

declared for his highness; but the other two would not come into the

measures. Upon which Dryden said, that the seven golden candlesticks

them proved prince's metal.

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