Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons, 2; Chiefly of the Present and Two Preceding Centuries

Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons, 2; Chiefly of the Present and Two Preceding Centuries

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1798 edition. Excerpt: ...letter from Madrid of the 15th of this "month, which is fo very oblidging, that I can't "let the poft go without returning my thanks "to you. The account you have given me of "your travels made me laugh more than I have "done for a great while: for which if you are "angry, I beg your pardon; for I remember, "when I was in the fame condition, I thought "it palt ajeft. But I hope thefe forts of fuffer"ings will make you have a great relim for "the conveniences that I defign to make this "fummer at Blenheim, where I promife you "that all my friends (hall have whatever I think "can contribute to make them ftay with us. "When I talked with our Ambafladour of his "going abroad, I thought hee did not feem fo "fond of his journey as to make me apprehend "he will be offended at me for wifhing him, as foon as poffible, at one of my country-houfes, "where he and you fhall always have a very "hearty wellcome; and, to tell you the truth, "I am fimple enough to like that way of life ' much better than any Court. 4 "It t It was very natural, after your defcriptior "of Madrid, to reflect upon the blood and "treafure that it has coft to make the Emperor "mafter of it and I Would fain flatter m'y"felf, from the melancholy account which you "give me of the chief place in it, that the "laft honeft Miniftry have not done us fo much "mifchief as they intended, by giving itJto c France, ..-.-: "" "Pray let me know if there is any thing worth "your buying for me, in any place you come through in your way home, that can come v without trouble to you. If there is, I will "return your money, for I love to buy any...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574192
  • 9781236574190