Politics for the People, Or, a Salmagundy for Swine

Politics for the People, Or, a Salmagundy for Swine

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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. 1794 edition. Excerpt: ...the most rancorous reproaches, and dragged him, in a most violent and outrageous manner, out of the apartment. This insult roused the spirit of Edwy, and prompted him to demand immediately an account of the expenditure of the enormous sums with which Dunstan had been entrusted during the former reign. This being refused by the haughty monk, the king deprived him ofall his ecclesiastical and civil appointments and ordered his b inishment from the kingdomt Otho, aetuated by the m_ost implacable resent ment at this treatment of Dunstan, and deter-mining on the destruction of Elgiva, immediate-ly pron0un_ed.1 sentence of divorce between her and Edwy. Not satisfied with this exercise of his episcopal authority, he resolved to wreak his revenge more immediately on the lovely object, which had innocently been the occasion of the banishmentcf his fellow tyrant; ho, therefore, ordered a party ofsoldicrs to force their way into the palace, and seize upon Elgiva. Having thus obtained his prize, he resolved effectually to prevent the unhappy queen from exercising any future influence on the mind of Edwy, he there-fore branded herin the face with a hot iron, and had her forcibly conveyed into Ireland, decree-ing her to suffer there perpetual exile.-Unable to support herself under this separation from her beloved husband, and time and art ha ving removed those marks which had been inflict-ed for the purpose of depriving her of her beauty, Elgiva, presuming that the malice of her enc-mies mighthave been abated bythe suifermgs she had undergone; returned to England. The un. ' f0rtuu.1!c E 204:1 fortunate Queen, was however deceived in her calculations on the placabilityof Romish priests, Otho had her seized, immediately on her return, and most...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606485
  • 9781236606488