The Court and Times of James the First Volume 1

The Court and Times of James the First Volume 1

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... accommodate certain businesses of your brother Newton's,1 which began through my absence to grow into some untowardly disorder. But now that I am safely arrived here, I shall promise to dedicate myself wholly to your affairs, and will hope to improve my industry and diligence such as you shall find no fault to complain that ever you reposed in me that trust which you have done. Touching your design in the prince's2 service, I had already communicated it with Mr. Newton, who giveth small en 1 Adam Newton, Esq. He is styled by Dr. Thomas Smith, " Vitse quorundam eruditiss. et illust. virorum," printed in 4to., in 1707, vir elegantissimi ingenii." Charles, afterwards King Charles I. couragement of proceeding farther in it, at least till his highness grow near upon the point of his creation as Prince of Wales, which is yet likely to hold us in expectance three years longer. There hath been already some contestation had between your brother and Mr. Murray,1 the prince's tutor, touching the place of secretaryship, this man making it, as your brother formerly did, the chief end of his hopes; so that at length Mr. Newton hath been content to relinquish his right thereunto, upon condition to be made his highness's receiver-general, which is like to be no less beneficial than the former. The mastership of his highness's horse hath divers competitors. Sir Thomas Howard is the most importunate suitor; and Ramsey, who is first escuyer to the prince, thinks it great wrong if he do not enjoy it. In the bedchamber, you know there are already two, Sir Robert Carey and Sir James Fullerton: David Murray 2 sues to be the third, hoping by that means to recover himself of what he is so much cast behind in, having made a very weak and uncertain estate...
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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561600
  • 9781236561602