The General Biography Dictionary; A New Edition

The General Biography Dictionary; A New Edition

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ... to him) sent him, by captain Prescott, '-ROBERTSONO. 261 a very kind message, with a proper qualification under his hand and seal, to be his chaplain.-" Mr. Robertson had, in 1728, married Elizabeth, daughter of major Villiam Baxter, who, in his younger years, had been an oflicer in Ireland in the armies of king Charles II. and James I.; but was cashiered by the earl of Tyrconnel, James's lord-lieutenant of Ireland, as a person not to be depended upon in carrying on his and his master's designs. i-Captain Baxter upon this repaired to London, and complained of it to the duke of"Ormond. His father was at that time steward to the duke's estate. His grace, who was thenjoined with other English noblemen in ascorrespondence with the prince of Orange, recommended him to that prince, who immediately gave him a company in his owu forces. In this station he returned to England with the prince at the revolution, and acted his part vigorously in bringing about that great event. While the captain was in Holland, hewrote that remarkable letter to Dr. Burnet, afterwards bishop of Salisbury, which is inserted in the bishop's life at the end of the " History of his own Times." By this lady, who was extremely beautiful in her person, but much more so in her mind, Mr. Robertson had one and twenty children. There is a little poem written by him eight years after their marriage, and inscribed to her, upon her needle-work, inserted in the Gent. Mag. 1736. In 174-3, Mr. Robertson obtained the bishop's leave to nominate a curate at Ravilly, and to reside for some time in Dublin, for the education of his children. Here he was immediately invited to the cure of St. Luke's parish; aud in this he continued five...show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494784
  • 9781236494788