Original Papers; To Which Are Prefixed Extracts from the Life of James II. as Written by Himself Volume 1

Original Papers; To Which Are Prefixed Extracts from the Life of James II. as Written by Himself 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. 1776 edition. Excerpt: ...and soldiers come to Lilie, from Hamborough, through all imaginable difficulties, till they came to the duke of Lorraine's army; who told them, if they said they were to serve in France, he must put them in prison: but, if they were to go and serve their own King, he would give them all passes. So they said they were to go to your Majesty to serve you; and he not only gave them passes, but money to bear their expences: a thing so generous as deserves your royal thanks; and, indeed, it has gained him more reputation here, than most things he could have done, considering his circumstances with the Emperor. These men we hope to get over supernumerary, when the rest comes. I never knew what impatience was, as now to be so long of hearing from your Majesty; especially at a time when there is all the reason in the world to believe some considerable action must have been done; and, indeed, in the circumstance your Majesty's army was, I think it is a_ considerable proof of your Majesty's conduct, that you did not run behind the Shannon, as others advised you, and as your army had done, had not you been at the head of it. At St. Germain, 2 5th October. I Have been several times at this place, in order to lay down ways for carrying on your Majesty's service; wherein, I hope, now, at last, something more considerable may be done. For the Qieen will give personal defects for that employment. But, withall, laid myself at her feet, to be disposed of. I likewise would not plead my character already, for an excuse; but would have had her see it might have been one, if the necesiity was not urgent. She said she would hope, that if the King here were of the mind, that it were fit I would not refuse the thing. I am not of a temper ever to refuse any thing, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 194 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236769627
  • 9781236769626