Original Papers; To Which Are Prefixed Extracts from the Life of James II. as Written by Himself Volume 2

Original Papers; To Which Are Prefixed Extracts from the Life of James II. as Written by Himself Volume 2

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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: ...Great Britain, Bothmar, Grote, and Bernsdorff, president of the council, and Monsieur de Robethon, secretary for the embaffies, being privy counsellors to the Elector, give one another, in their letters, the title of Excellency. worth your reading. At last, I imagined the opening of the parliament would have furnished me with something I might have enlarged upon; but the violence of their proceedings, on one side and-fother, makes a man, as your Royal Highness knows me to be, not partial of either party, not well know what to write, especially since they write me from London, that Mons. Bothmar has now declared himself of theWhig-party', so that my finding fault on that side, would be opposing ctthe sentiments of your court; and when one has not the liberty to find fault on both sides, when they give occasion, one can't, with half the pleasure, turn one's pen, when it is confined only against one side. One is not at liberty, they tell me now, to remember the villany of a party, who cut off your royal ancestoffs head; nor to remember, amongst others, their actions, that, when they were in power, they acted contrary to your illustrious house; and when the heads of them were pressed, by well-wishers to it, to settle some distinguishing allowance on your next successor, they rejected it, with an insolence unbecoming them; nor when it was thought over the general points, he objected the words The Protestant, had bcen_ better than. The Presenu Establishmcnt. I told him, that certainly 1712. january. Sbejuyizjfes Bothman-Tbe duke of Marlborauglfs contemptuous 'namter of heal-ing of the Queen. Translation. My Lord, Hannover, January 8th, 1712. "I Have no reason to complain of you-r silence, since you have been pleased to make amends, by the...
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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698210X
  • 9781236982100