well-affected

well-affected

adj
(well affected when postpositive) favourably disposed (towards); steadfast or loyal
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The "gentlemen of the four Inns of Court" called Charles I "our true and lawful sovereign Lord the King," and asked parliament "to qualify the exorbitances of the Separatists and disorderly persons." (17) The "well-affected Prentices and yong-men of the City of London and suburbs" deplored the activities of sectaries, and "the breach of our knowne lawes, the invasion of the subjects liberty, and generall decay of trade." (18) A group of Stepney mariners pointed out that already civil war had exhausted the nation's wealth, "...
Henry Marten attempted to stir up his hearers with the vision of "a generall and unanimous rising of the people both in this Citie, and in other parts of the Kingdome, [which would] take downe the partition wall betwixt well-affected and ill-affected." (35)
Printed libels were dispersed through the streets of the City "and indiscreetly read in some pulpits." Londoners were told "that the well-affected party had been overvoted in the House of Commons and that 20,000 Irish were to come over; [therefore], all well-affected persons should repair to Westminster the day following." (37) With the assistance of a large, menacing crowd that gathered on Monday morning in Old Palace Yard, Pym got the Commons to reverse itself and throw out the Lords' peace proposals.