The Life of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke

The Life of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...place. ' Correspondence of H. Walpole with G. Montagu. 1' No. 7, Jan. 1830.. " This is a tolerable illustration of the proverbial aphorism, That a good memory is particularly necessary to those who have little regard to veracity." The following letter is from his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland to Lord Hardwicke, in reply to a note of the Lord High Steward respecting a summons to the House of Lords, on the occasion of the trial of the rebel lords. " Fort Augustus, July ye 17th, 1746. " MY Lonn CHANcELLoR, --I return many thanks for your kind letter in respect to the summons of the House of Lords. Nobody can take occasions of making a flattering obliging compliment as you do, nor make use of it in that manner. I can assure you, my lord, that they please much any one that knows the person they come from. I can only say in return that Collonell York will be in town soon, and has taken every occasion to improve himself, and of being usefull, which he has fully succeeded in. I remain, " Your affectionate friend, " WILLIAM." The extract which follows is from another letter written by Horace Walpole to Mr. G. Montagu. " I have been this morning at the Tower, and passed under the new heads at Temple bar, where people make a trade of letting spyingglasses at a half-penny a look. Old Lovat arrived last night. I saw Murray, Lord Derwentwater, Lord Traquair, Lord Cromartie and his son, and the Lord Provost, at their respective windows. The other two wretched lords are in dismal towers, and they have stopped up one of old Balmerino's windows, because he talked to the populace; and now he has only one, which looks directly upon all the scafiblding. They brought in the death warrant at his...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850076
  • 9781236850072