Madrid; Sketches of the Metropolis of Spain and Its Inhabitants, and of Society and Manners in the Peninsula Volume 2

Madrid; Sketches of the Metropolis of Spain and Its Inhabitants, and of Society and Manners in the Peninsula 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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...it to his own b0som. Ever since the fall of the Calomarde tyranny, the faithful have had a little relaxation in the austerity of their outward religious observances. Before that event, everybody, young and old, were most edifying in their punctuality. There is nothing exaggerated in the text respecting the fatal effects of an " 'irreli_qious" note. One instance out of many shall be given. A young nobleman of high connexions had embraced the military career, in which he made rapid progress, aided by his social position. When least expecting it, however, he was suddenly placed on half-pay, and ordered to leave Madrid. Conscious of no crime or offence meriting such treatment, and wholly at a loss to account for it, he made the strongest remonstrances against the injustice of the proceeding. He was answered by an order to "rerroger sus despachos, ." tantamount to a deprivation of his military commissions. Several years had passed away, and he had lost almost all hope of redress, or of being able to discover the real cause of his misfortunes, when a friend of his, paying a visit one day to the old Inquisitor-general, and the aged prelate having left his visitor alone in the room fora moment, the attention of the latter was drawn to the papers lying on the table, among which, a long list of names particularly caught his eye. He took it up and read it, and, to his surprise, found the name of his friend in it, with the note, 192 PRIESTLY-DOMINATION. Hope, however, is long in deserting a Spaniard. Signs of the times are threatening; he flatters himself that the day is at last arrived when his thirst of vengeance may be satisfied: the revolution breaks forth+--the church lands are to be sold l--how grateful such.a purchase to...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793420
  • 9781236793423