The Letters; From the Original at Woburn Abbey Volume 1

The Letters; From the Original at Woburn Abbey Volume 1

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... does pity us; and I shall receive of his fulness at the end of days, which I will silently wait for.. '. If you have heard of the dismal accident in this neighbourhood, you will easily believe Tuesday night was not a quiet one with us. About one o'clock in the night I heard a great noise in the square, so little ordinary, I called up a servant, and sent her down to learn the occasion. She brought up a very sad one, that Montague House was on fire; and it was so indeed: it burnt with so great violence, the whole house was consumed by five o'clock. The wind blew strong this way, so that we lay under fire a great part of the time, the sparks and flames continually covering the house, and filling the court. My boy awaked, and said he was almost stifled with smoke, but being told the reason, would see it, and so was satisfied without fear; took a strange bedfellow very willingly, Lady Devonshire'syoungest boy, whom hisnurse had brought wrapped up in a blanket. Lady Devonshire came towards morning and lay here, and had done so still, but for a second ill accident. Her brother, Lord Arran t; who has been ill of a fever twelve days, was despaired of yesterday morning, and spots appeared; so she resolved to see him, and not to return hither, but to Somerset House, where the queen offered her lodgings. He is said to be dead, and I hear this morning it is a great blow to the family; and that Mary, daughter to James Butler, Duke of Ormnd, married to William Cavendish, earl, afterwards Duke of Devonshire. t He died Jan. 26, 1685-6. he was a most dutiful son and kind friend to all his family. Thus we see what a day brings forth! and how momentary the things we set our hearts upon! O! I could heartily cry out, When will longed-for eternity 00016?...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684274X
  • 9781236842749