Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume . 46, . 1-2

Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume . 46, . 1-2

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...bread; an impiety not found amongst Infidels, who ever deemed it less injustice to take away life then the meanes to main-taine it. _ Sir Anthony Weldon, in his Court and Character of King James, Lond. 12," 1650 (p. 38), states the fact with a more bitter feeling; he says, his death as base, for he dyed lousie for want of apparell and linnen: and had starved, had not a trencber-scraper, some time his servant in Court, releeved him with scraps, in whose house he dyed, being so poore a house as he was forced to creep up a ladder into a little hole to his chamber; which was a strange judgement and unpresidented, that a man of 7,0001. per annum, and of a personall estate of 30,000l., of all which the King was cheated of what should have escheated to him, that he could not give him any maintenance, as in all cases the King doth, unlesse out of his owne revenue of the Crowne, which was the occasion of this Lord s want: his wife being very rich, would not give him the crums that fell from her table; and this was a just judgement of God on him. Of what value are the statements of this ribald monger of court scandal, who speaks so glibly of the just judgments of God, I shall presently show, and it is unnecessary to call your attention to the discrepancy in these two versions. Only one writer of the same period has questioned its truth, viz. Godfrey Goodman, Bishop of Gloucester, who, in his Court of King James (ed. Brewer, 1839, i. 69), says, that Cobham should live and die so miserably as is related, and that his wife should be so unnatural as not to relieve him with the crumbs that fell from her table, and that the King should be cheated of all his estate, these things...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236614100