The Life of William Penn; With Selections from His Correspondence and Auto-Biography Volume 1

The Life of William Penn; With Selections from His Correspondence and Auto-Biography 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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...of being the national religion, and the civil liberties of my country were also secured; to which the King calmly answered, 'I assure you I have no design upon either.' "When I came away, Mr. Penn commended me for speaking my mind so plainly; and told me, I need not have blushed, which he said he observed me sometimes to do, and particularly, when I compared my catholio charity to the King's faith. "Soon after this, Mr. Penn went into Yorkshire, and during his absence, that justly suspicious and offensive measure of regulating corporations was resolved on. At this I was excessively alarmed, and therefore, went, with a design to take my leave of him, to meet Mr. Penn at his lodgings at Kensington, the day I was told he would return. He did return at the time he had set, and after common civilities, and being by nature very passionate, and then very young, I fell into a vehement declamation against regulations. Mr. Penn let me spend my fury, and after it was over, told me he did not know what I meant, but desired me to tell him cooly what had so disturbed me. I then talked overthe matter with more temper, and when I had done, he assured me that was the first time he had ever heard any thing of it; 'for, ' said he, 'I have been in Yorkshire to visit my brother and sister Lowther, and that I might enjoy their company with greater satisfaction, I took care to prevent anybody's writing to me anything relating to public affairs; but now I have one thing to desire of thee. What thou hast said, hath made impression upon me, and I entreat thee to send me thy thoughts by the penny post, without setting thy name to thy letter, but prithee write with as much vehemence as thou spokest at first; for that warmth will make them enter more into my mind.'...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593413
  • 9781236593412