Memoires of the Last Ten Years of the Reign of George the Second Volume 1

Memoires of the Last Ten Years of the Reign of George the Second 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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...yet one chief cause of Walpole's fall was attributed to Lord Isla's betraying to his brother the Scotch boroughs entrusted to his management in 1741. It must be told, that Sir Robert Walpole always said, he did not accuse him. Lord Isla's power received a little shock by Lord Tweedale's and Lord Stair's return to court on that minister's retreat; but like other of Lord Orford's chief associates, Lord Isla soon recovered his share of the spoils of that administration. He had been ill with the Queen (of whom he knew he was sure while he was sure of Sir Robert Walpole) from his attachment to Lady Suffolk: he connected with Lord Granville, while Lord Granville had any sway; and as easily united with the Pelhams, when power was their common pursuit, and the humiliation of the Duke and the Duke of Bedford the object of their common resentment; for common it was, though the very cause that naturally presented them to the Duke of Argyle's hatred, their zeal and services, ought at least to have endeared them to the brothers. By a succession of these intrigues, the Duke VOL. I. II 1752. of Argyle had risen to supreme authority in Scotland: the March, only instance wherein he declined the full exertion of it was, Dukeo1'1, wnen might have been of service to the master who deleArgy, e' gated it; in the time of the rebellion: at that juncture he posted to London: the King was to see that he was not in rebellion; the rebels, that he was not in arms. But when this double conduct was too gross not to be censured, he urged a Scotch. law in force against taking up arms without legal authority; so scrupulously attached did he pretend to be to the constitution of his country, that he would not arm in defence of the essence of its laws against the letter of them. In...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123659116X
  • 9781236591166