Histoire Generale de La Chine

Histoire Generale de La Chine

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...he tells us, on June 3, 1889.1 The result is the more notable since the name, as he also shows us, is found in nineteen counties that he mentions. Prom President George Washington the line seems clearly traced through Augustine and Lawrence to John, who came to Virginia in 1633 or 1634, and from him to Lawrence of Sulgrave and Brington, son of Robert, sou of Lawrence, grantee of Sulgrave, who died 19th of February, 26th of Elizabeth, 1584. Robert " of Sulgrave Esq.," jointly with Lawrence (son), sold Sulgrave " 8 Jac." (1611). Visiting Sulgrave, we are impressed both by its characteristics and its wide contrast with Mount Vernon, and also by certain transmitted qualities. Sulgrave, in size and style not one of the lordly rural English class, not the seat of high rank and fortune, but the home of a substantial squire, is solid and enduring, centuries old and yet strong enough to last through more. On its low, secluded site, it has none of the lordly, commanding position and aspect of the house that overlooks the broad green slopes and the wide sweep of the Potomac. Yet, if well cared for, its endurance may fully match that of the American mansion. Each of the houses was the home of solid worth and of good old English qualities. At Sulgrave we are impressed by the wonder that from it, secluded and quiet as it is and always must have been, grew the life and the name now a continental household word and a world-wide glory. 1 Henry F. Waters, Genealogical Gleanings in England, 361. There is something else to see in this small village. It is the small church, mentioned above, built of small gray stones, with a low and stout tower at its western end, that internally is open to a nave of four bays with aisles, and a chancel....show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937554
  • 9781236937551