Memoirs of the Twentieth Century [By S. Madden]
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. 1733 edition. Excerpt: ... '.. - . .■ j and the agreeable accounts you gave me in it, that my little Services here are acceptable to his Majesty and your Lordship; and above all, that the King condescends to entertain himself with the imperfect accounts I am able to fend from hence. Your Presents were most welcome to me, and especially, the glorious Telescope you have honour'd me with, which I shall in a few days set up conveniently enough. The Grand Seignior has already heard of it, and has refolv'd to have it brought into the Seraglio for his entertainment; which I am much rejoic'd at, you may believe, for the reasons I gave you. When he has seen it, Ishall write to your Lordship a full account of all paflages. Your Carolina White-wine was admirable, and the Silks much applauded here. P4 I I hardly "know which to admire most, your prodigious Prudence, that has so greatly improv'd; that drooping Colony in so small-a tittle'; or your Goodness, that after so long an absence can continue to remember me in so obliging a manner. But tho' I have leis share in it as to any pleasure or expectation of my own, your Lordship's most exact and minute account of all the surprizing improvements made in the polw ter Arts, and thofe noble marks his Majestyhas given of his zeal for Learning, gave me the highest satisfaction: and I am confident, all who have any regard to what our Country owes him, will never fail to express- a due fense of the blessings they receive from him, and to beseech Heaven to continue long to us a Prince, who seems born for the good of his...
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- 12 Sep 2013
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