The Life of a Conspirator

The Life of a Conspirator

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"[...]cunning in them all, that those who knew him well, had rather take his part than be against him.""He was a good musician, and kept divers good musicians in his house; and himself also could play well of divers instruments. But those who were well acquainted with him"-and no one knew him better than Father Gerard himself-"do affirm that in gifts of mind he excelled much more than in his natural parts; although in those also it were hard to find so many in one man in such a measure. But of wisdom he had an extraordinary talent, such a judicial wit and so well able to discern and discourse of any matter, as truly I have heard many say they have not seen the like of a young man, and that his carriage and manner of discourse were more like to a grave Councillor of State than to a gallant of the Court as he was, and a man of about twenty-six years old (which I think was his age, or thereabouts)."In this Father Gerard was mistaken. Sir[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 376g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507526644
  • 9781507526644