The Life and Entertaining Adventures of Mr. Cleveland; Natural Son of Oliver Cromwell Volume 2

The Life and Entertaining Adventures of Mr. Cleveland; Natural Son of Oliver Cromwell Volume 2

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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. 1760 edition. Excerpt: ...from his CathoJick majefty for that purpofeThe lord Axminfter was fo vexed at my refufel that he embarked on board a French veffel which was going to fail northward; the captain promifing to put into fome of the Englifh colonies, of which his father had been formerly governor. I was not able, continued don Pedro, to divert him from this refolution, though I fet the danger of it in the ftrongeft light; nor could I prevail with him to leave, at leaft, his daughter with me; though I reprefented to him how unfit fhe was to accompany him in fo dangerous an enterprize. How! fays, I, does not your excellency know what harbour they defigned to touch at, . nor what courfe they fleered? He aflured me that he was wholly in the dark as to that particular, but that he fancied they would put into fome part of Florida, which belonged to the'Englifh, and poffibly into Carolina or Virginia; unlefs he might rather chufe to fail directly for New-England, without putting. in any where. Thefe doubtful hints only increafed our perplexity and confufion; however this was all the information we could get in the ifland of Cuba., though it heightened my uneafinefs, it yet inflamed my ardour the more; fo that refolving to leave the Havanna immediately, I preffed my companions to fet fail forthwith. We will go for the continent, fays I, and put into every port, till we get fome intelligence. They did not H 5 fcem. feem averfe to this propofal, when firft I meri-' tioned it; and accordingly we returned on board that evening, intending to fail the next day. I was very uneafy all night long, but that did not arife from any fufpicion I enter-- tained of their infidelity; fo far from it, that I did not once fufpecl: it; their friendfhip was my only confolation; more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655931
  • 9781236655936