Miss Pen and Her Niece, Or, the Old Maid and the Young One Volume 1

Miss Pen and Her Niece, Or, the Old Maid and the Young One Volume 1

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... had helped to countenance this illusion. But a plot was agitating, it is needless to designate which, for though many of those begun in folly, and more in mischief, proved mere abortions; and some commenced in purity and integrity of purpose had no better fate, it is well known that for three reigns succeeding the revolution, a twelvemonth never passed that some portion of the community was not interested, or agitated, or terrified as the case might be, by a project, well founded, or otherwise, as that might be, to reinstate the exiled Prince on the throne of his fathers. In such a project was Lord Stanmore now engaged, and for the furtherance of it his presence was necessary in England, whilst it was also requisite that he should have a confidential travelling agent between the two countries. His wishes pointed to his son, and as it would, probably, according to their own calculations, be a considerable period before any overtstep was ventured on, (for many of the most decided Jacobites were honest in their submission to Queen Anne, and sought not to interfere with her rights)--as it would be a considerable time before Charles need identify himself with, or indeed even be cog nisant of any plot, his father determined to send him. He would come at first merely as an indifferent messenger to the old friend of his family, Mr. Lovelace; and hereafter when circumstances might require him to declare his opinions, he would still be free as air, for his father scorned to lay any restraint upon him, and so managed his arrangements as not even virtually to lay him under any obligation to party; but it must not be denied that in his own heart he trusted much to the influence of the air of St. Germain's acting upon a constitution so...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830032
  • 9781236830036