Letter to John Murray, Esq., "Touching" Lord Nugent; In Reply to a Letter from His Lordship, Touching an Article in the "Quarterly Review"

Letter to John Murray, Esq., "Touching" Lord Nugent; In Reply to a Letter from His Lordship, Touching an Article in the "Quarterly Review"

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ... with no wound in the wrist.'---pp. 12, 13. Lord Nugent, in this passage, denies that the " silly, distasteful narrative," as he calls it, in the " Gentleman's Magazine," was written by himself or under his authority--" Not it, indeed!" El creer es cortesia, say the Spaniards. And you will allow, Mr. Murray, that I am no.ways bound in courtesy to place implicit reliance upon an assertion of Lord Nugent's. His Lordship wishes to make it appear by this statement, that no search was made, at his instance, after the body of Hampden; no coflin opened; no corpse taken out of its cerements and mutilated; but that he only saw a skeleton in Hampden church, when the chancel-pavement was undergoing repair. That repairs were going on in the church at that time is true. But the result of inquiries, which his Lordship's Letter to you, Sir, has induced me to make, is, that search was made there for the body of Hampden, and, as the persons present understood, at the instance of Lord Nugent; that several coflins were inspected, but not opened, because either the date did not agree with that of Hampden's death, or the inscription bore a different name; that one coflin was at length found, which had neither date nor inscription, and this was opened, although, from its form, it appears to have been older than his time. Mr. Norris, a surgeon of Risborough, examined the body, which was that of a very lusty man, the head covered with rich auburn hair, reaching beneath the shoulders; it was in high preservation, except that one arm had crumbled off, owing to the action of the air, which had made its way to that part through a crack in the coflin; but there had been no amputation, nor operation of...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802403
  • 9781236802408