The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of Andrew Marvell with a Translation of the Greek and Latin Poetry

The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of Andrew Marvell with a Translation of the Greek and Latin Poetry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... Trinity House Letter, and still ' inefiectual delays ' of the redoubtahle ' Sir Philip.' Very graphic and incisive is this estimate of the pompous blockhead. Letter CXXXII. For my much esteemed friends Mr. Alderman Acklam and Mr. Thos. Weeton, Wardens of the worthy Society of the Trinity House, in Kingston upon Hull. ' ' Feb. 1, 1669-70.' Gnsrnrnsn, my wonrur FRIENDS, I HAVE spared writing to you, because I hoped always to send you something material, but the time wears away, and 'tis so long since that I must deferr no more, though I can onely acquaint you still with the uneffectuall delays of our treating with Sr. Philip. It rested with him to give us advice, when he had spoke with some, as he saith, concerned with him. I have not heard from him since, but Colonell Gilby hath met with him once or twice in his walke, but so busy about his sonne's going to Ireland with L. Barkly, that he could not then discourse. We have been so constant in following him about this businesse, that though neither of us grudges any pains to the purpose, yet I really thinke to sollicite him more would but the more confirme him in his demands, and that your earnestnesse will ingage you into a compliance. Though I perceive by your last that you will not give lesse than a moity, nor if you aske my counsell could I advise you otherwise. My opinion is that he will in a few days bethink himself, and that we shall heare further of him; but as farre as I can observe the gentleman, a little matter makes him much businesse, and he seems to me one of those who thinke it the greatest point of wisdome to make the most scruples. And to this, his nature or art, I attribute all this remissnesse in a thing which I should thinke...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236849531
  • 9781236849533