The Court and Times of James the First; Illustrated by Authentic and Confidential Letters, from Various Public and Private Collections Volume 1

The Court and Times of James the First; Illustrated by Authentic and Confidential Letters, from Various Public and Private Collections 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: ...warning, having, for aught I hear, left his son there with you but 300 a-year and his office, whereof he had the reversion, but with limitation that he live in England. We have likewise lost Sir George Gifford, whose loss I think had been less both for himself and his posterity if he had gone thirty years ago. Sir Dudley Carleton to John Chamberlain, Esq. Venice, May 28, 1613. The Venetian ambassador at Turin has returned hither, and was conducted into the College with more than ordinary solemnity, to show that his licensing by the Duke of Savoy was not here held in any disgrace to him. He found a tragical accident in his house; his sister (being married to one of the best families) having broken her neck out of a window in a hypochondriacal humour; and without any help, (as is verily thought) though such desperate practices be very rare in these parts, where life is so much set by. Sir Dudley Carleton to John Chamberlain, Esq. Venice, June 18, 1613. Sir H. Wotton's secretary, whom he left at Turin, by journey he made, as employed by the Duke of Savoy, to Berne and Geneva, hath raised much and strange discourse. I pray you write what you hear of it, for we held it to be done without order of England. The writer of the following letter was one of the most respectable examples of that useful class of writers whose occupation has since been superseded by the reporters for the public press. He appears to have been educated at Cambridge, for he is not mentioned either in Wood's Fasti, or Athen. Oxonienses, and to have embraced the Church as a profession, but his first duties were those of a governor or travelling tutor, in which capacity he accompanied the only surviving son of the Lord Keeper Puckering, in a tour through France and Flanders....show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588991
  • 9781236588999