The Life of Benjamin Franklin

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

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"[...] From an affair which soon after this took place there, it appears that Coventry, however famous for saints, had no great cause to brag of her poets.-When queen Elizabeth, to gratify her subjects, made the tour of her island, she passed through Coventry. The mayor, aldermen, and company hearing of her approach, went out in great state to meet her. The queen being notified that they wished to address her, made a full stop right opposite to a stage erected for the purpose, and covered with embroidered cloth, from which a ready orator, after much bowing and arms full extended, made this wondrous speech-"We men of Coventry are glad to see your royal highness-Lord how fair you be!" To this the maiden queen, equal famed for fat and fun, rising in her carriage, and waving her lily white hand, made this prompt reply-"Our royal highness is glad to see you men of Coventry-Lord what Fools you be!"[...]."
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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 349g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507526679
  • 9781507526675

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