Court and Society from Elizabeth to Anne; Edited from the Papers at Kimbolton by the Duke of Manchester. in Two Volumes Volume 2

Court and Society from Elizabeth to Anne; Edited from the Papers at Kimbolton by the Duke of Manchester. in Two Volumes Volume 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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...as of the community generally; and he was one of the famous sixty-one against thirty, who, after the long and hot debate touching the peril which was supposed to menace the Church, carried a resolution to the effect that the Church of England, under God's blessing, was in a safe and nourishing condition, and that whoever went about insinuating that the Church was in danger under her Majesty was an enemy to that sovereign lady, the Church, and the kingdom. Altogether, the duke was one of the foremost gentlemen of his day; that is, he was a well-bred, honourable, patriotic man, endowed with fine tastes in which he could indulge, and influenced by what used to be called "just notions and impressions of religion." With all this, however, the duke had his fashionable weaknesses, common to orthodox and patriotic, as well as to the more " fine" gentlemen of those days. The old duke, a married man with a family, had a tendre for the pretty vocalist, Miss Campion. She was a mere child, only eighteen, when she died, in 1706, a year before the duke. That death ought not to have seriously afflicted him, seeing that his duchess was alive and the VOL. II. R Chap, honoured mother of his children; but it seems to have XIIL. hastened his own end, and to have affected, in some degree, his senses--for his Grace saw Miss Campion buried in his own family vault, at Latimers, Buckmghamshire; and there he raised a monument to her memory, and placed above it an inscription which probably puzzled the country gentlemen--for in tough Latin it eulogised her exceeding wisdom, her unselfish and almost excessive charity, and the modesty and purity which she exhibited when among stage-players--which she hardly preserved, it is to be feared, when she became...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550161
  • 9781236550163