Diary and Correspondence; The Diary Deciphered by the K. J. Smith from the Original Shorthand Ms. in the Pepysian Library. with a Life and Notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke. in Four Volumes Volume 4

Diary and Correspondence; The Diary Deciphered by the K. J. Smith from the Original Shorthand Ms. in the Pepysian Library. with a Life and Notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke. in Four Volumes Volume 4

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...yet make another apology, besides its preface, were it not that you well understand the prejudices I lay under at that time, by the inspection of my Lord Treasurer Clifford, who would not endure I should moderate my style when the difference with Holland was to be the subject, nor with much patience suffer that France should be suspected, though in justice to truth, evident as the day, I neither would nor could conceal what all the world must see; how subdolously they dealt, and made us their property all along. The interception ofJ letter to ids master, p. 260, is abundantly pregnant of this, and ought to open our eyes, unless it be that we design to truckle under that power, and seek our ruin with industry. Sir, you will pardon this severe reflection, since I cannot think of it without emotion. Now, as to the compiler's province, it is not easily to 1 Jane, daughter of Eobert Bickerton. second wife of Henry, siith Puke of Norfolk, described in the Peerage as "a lady famed for her beauty and accomplishments," amongst which orthography, certainly, was not included. 'Illegible in the MS. be imagined the sea and ocean of papers, treaties, declarations, relations, letters, and other pieces that I have been obliged to wade through, read over, note, and digest, before I set pen to paper; I confess to you the fatigue was insufferable: and, for the more part, did rather oppress and confound me, than enlighten; so much trash there was to sift and lay by: and I was obliged to E erase all that came to hand; and a better judgment than mine ad been requisite to elect and dispose the materials that were then apt for use. This, Sir, I dare pronounce you will find before you have prepared all your materiam abstruetam for the noble and useful...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774280
  • 9781236774286