Threats of worse things came subsequently to Lenthall's ears, and, taking the mace with him, he left London on the 29th to join the army and Fairfax.
After Cromwell's death, the officers, having determined to recall the "Rump" Parliament, assembled at Lenthall's house at the Rolls (6th May 1659), to desire him to send out the writs.
Lenthall's coach was stopped as he was entering Palace Yard, the mace was seized and he was obliged to return.
On the 24th of December they marched to Lenthall's house, and expressed their sorrow.
45 ("Lenthall's Lamentation"), viii., i.