Lord Montagu's Page; A Historical Romance Volume 2

Lord Montagu's Page; A Historical Romance Volume 2

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ... kindly." '"He is a pestilent heretic," said the Cardinal sharply. "And so am I, my lord," answered Edward; "but he is an honest and good man. I am willing, if your Eminence desires it, to try and get back into LaRochelle and bring you the cup; but I could only do so on being permitted to offer poor old Monsieur Tournon a pass to quit the city and escape the famine which they say is raging there." Richelieu sat silent for a minute or two, and Edward then added, " I am not sure I shall be able to accomplish what I desire; but I will do my best and shall be well pleased to see such a treasure' of art in the hands of one who can appreciate it as your Eminence can." "I could not accept it," said Richelieu, "except on making compensation. "Nothing like sale, my lord," replied Edward, "the price has been paid beforehand, and it must be an ofiering of gratitude or not at all, but I much fear thatthe Rochellois will not-admit me within their walls. I can but make the attempt, however." "But this Clement Tournon," said Richelieu thoughtfully; "you know not what you ask, young man. Every mouth within that city hastens its fall, and I have been obliged already to show myself obdurate to all entreaties--to see women and children, and old mendriven back into. their rebellious nest.-cThey._.say, .too your great Duke of Buckingham is preparing another fleet for their relief. He will find himself mistaken, but still we must waste no time."-"Old Clement Tournon is no great eater," said Edward bluntly, "his feeble jaws will not hasten the fall of the city five minutes; and it is possible that if admitted to your...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753143
  • 9781236753144