A Manchester Book. the Song of the Cat, a Legend of the Chancery Court, Ed. [Or Rather, Written] by a Master Out of Chancery [H. Green.]

A Manchester Book. the Song of the Cat, a Legend of the Chancery Court, Ed. [Or Rather, Written] by a Master Out of Chancery [H. Green.]

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...and a particle of sand receives its figure, motion, and rest from the same causes which affect huge masses of porphyry or of granite. The greatest events have been often occasioned by incidents which we call trifling. Edward Search (Abraham Tucker) in his "Light of Nature pursued," has well illustrated this fact, and though the instance which he gives may appear whimsical, it is highly probable that, before a child is born, the actions and character of the parents, especially of the mother, may affect its disposition and after course of life. Search supposes Csesar's mother, before Julius was born, to have been eager after some fashionable colour of her day, and hence that unconsciously she swayed, by a passing fancy, the destinies of mankind. What have those mothers to answer for, who neglect maternal duty altogether in pursuit of a fashion, or rather of a crime! Note 2g, page 20. "A cup of tea, and perhaps a weak solution." 'Whether the quarrel between Sarah Jenyns and Abigail Hill came to a crisis over a cup of tea, or not; certain it is the quarrel produced most important consequences. At first these appeared decidedly unfavourable to the Elector of Hanover, and his succession to the British throne, but eventually, by detaching the Churchills and their followers from Queen Anne, were conducive to the interests of the Brunswick line. The view which Mr. Hallam takes, in his Constitutional History, is somewhat different: " It seems rather a humiliating proof of the sway which the weakest prince enjoys even in a limited monarchy, that the fortunes of Europe should have been changed by nothing more noble than the insolence of one waiting woman, and the cunning of another. It is true, that this was effected by throwing the...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623894
  • 9781236623898