The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon Volume 1

The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1798 edition. Excerpt: ...as He was confident would do him some Mischief: at which wondering, his Servant told him, that the Persons of the House seemed to be of some Condition by their Habit, that was very good; and that the Servants when They came thither, found the Master, and Mistress in the lower Room, who received them civilly, and showed them the Chamber where their Master was to lodge; and wished them to call for any Thing They wanted, and so left them: That shortly after, one of them went down, and the Part Mistress of the House being again in the lower Room, n, where it seems She usually sat, She asked him, what his Master's Name was, which He told her; what said She, that Hyde that is of the House of Commons? and He answering yes, She'gave a great Shriek, and cried out, that He should not lodge in her House; cursing him with many bitter Execrations. Upon the Noise her Husband came in, and when She told him who it was that was to lodge in the Chamber above, He swore a great Oath that He should not; and that He would rather set his House on Fire, than entertainhim in it. The Servant stood amazed, knowing that his Master had never been in, or near that City; and desired to know what Offence He had committed against them; He told them He was confident his Master did not know them, nor could be known to them. The Man answered after two or three Curses, that He knew him well enough, and that He had undone him, and his Wise, and his Children; and so after repeating some new bitter Curses, He concluded, that He would set his House on Fire as soon as the Other should set his Foot in it; and so He, and his Wise went away in great Rage into an inner Room, and clapped the Door to them. When his Servant had made this Relation to him, He was no less surprised; knew not what...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655616X
  • 9781236556165