Handbuch Der Englischen Sprache Und Literatur; Oder Auswahl Interessanter, Chronologisch Geordneter Stucke, Aus Den Klassischen Englischen Prosaisten Und Dichtern Nebst Nachrichten Von Den Verfassern Und Ihren Werken. Prosaischer Theil

Handbuch Der Englischen Sprache Und Literatur; Oder Auswahl Interessanter, Chronologisch Geordneter Stucke, Aus Den Klassischen Englischen Prosaisten Und Dichtern Nebst Nachrichten Von Den Verfassern Und Ihren Werken. Prosaischer Theil

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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. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ... farewel, and exchange of mutual forgiveness. Her care of her servants was the sole remaining affair which employed her concern in this world. She perused her will, in which she had provided for them by legacies: she ordered the inventory of her goods, cloatbs, and jewels to be brought her; and she wrote down the names of those to whom she bequeathed each particular: to some she distributed money with her own hands; and she adapted the recompence to their different degrees of -ank and merit. She wrote also letters of recommendation for her servants to4 the French King, and to her cousin the Duke of Guise, whom she made the chief executor of her testament, At her wonted time she went to bed, slept some hours; and then rising, spent the rest of the night in prayer. Having foreseen the difficulty of exercising the rites of her religion, she had had the precaution to obtain a consecrated hoste from the hands of Pope Pius, and she had reserved the use of it for tins last period of her life. By this expedient she supplied, as much as she could, the want of a priest and confessor, who was refused her. Towards the morning she dressed herself in a rich habit of silk and velvet, the only one-which she had reserved to herself. She told her maids, that she would willingly have left them this dress rather than the plrin garb which she wore the day before: but it (was. necessary for her to appear at the ensuing solemnity in a decent habit., Thomas Andrews, sheriff of the county, entered the room, and informed her, that the hour was come, and that he mult attend her to the place of excecution. She replied, that she' was ready; and bidding adieu to her servants, she leaned on two of Sir Amias Paulet's guards, because of an infirmiiy in her limbs; and she...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593537
  • 9781236593535