A Letter to Sir William Windham

A Letter to Sir William Windham

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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. 1787 edition. Excerpt: ...should be desired of him, if ever he came amongst us, and was taken from under the wiqg of the queen his mother, To strengthen this opinion of his character, it was said that he had sent for; Mr. Lesley over; that he allowed him to celebrate the church.of England service in his family; and that he had promised to hear what this divine should represent on the sub ject of religion to him, When I came abroad, the fame things, and much more, were at first insinuated to me; and I began to let them make impression upon me, notwithstanding what I had seen under his hjind, I would willingly flatter myself, tha? this this impression disposed me to incline to jacobitism, rather than allow that the inclination to jacobitism disposed me easily to believe what, upon that principle, I had so much reason to wish might be true. Which was the cause, and which the effect, I cannot well determine: perhaps they did mutually occasion each other. Thus much is certain, that I was far from weighing this matter as I ought to have done, when the solicitation of my friends and the persecution of my enemies precipitated me into engagements with the pretender, I Was willing to take it for granted, that since you were as ready to declare, as I believed you at that time, you must have had entire satisfaction on the article of religion. I was soon undeceived; this string had never been touched, My own observation, and the unanimous report of all those who from his infancy have approached the pretender's person, soon taught me how difficult it is to come come to terms with him on this head, and how unsafe to embark without them. His religion is not founded on the love of virtue and the detestation of vice; on a fense of that obedience which is due to the will of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792696
  • 9781236792693