A Selection from the Papers of the Earls of Marchmont Volume 2

A Selection from the Papers of the Earls of Marchmont 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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... which is half the legacy; and, if you please, you may call it so much money lent, to which I can see no manner of objection; and if it be of the least use to you, it will very much oblige me, who am, and ever shall be, with the greatest esteem imaginable, Your Lordship's most faithful, and Most humble servant, S. MARLBOROUGH. 1 This letter must have been written to Hugh Earl of Marchmont very soon after his father's death in February, 1740. If God had not given this nation to perdition, he would not have removed from_ its service the men whose capacity and integrity alone could have saved it; but if you despaired of it before, you should the less regret your present situation, for I dare say, no vanity, but the sole view of doing good was your motive of action. You are reduced to philosophy, as Bolingbroke was before you; but you can animate, you can supply, you can better a better age than this, and prepare happier scenes for the coming generation. I will answer for it, the world will have you again, if ever the world grows worthy of you; and whenever Providence finds us to merit your help, it will put you in a capacity of helping us. I wish to see you while I may. I am afraid of losing you, as I have lost those, whom I most wished to have lived with, and for. What hour shall I meet Dr. King to-morrow? It is only a modest periphrasis for asking, what hours you can allow to one who honours you truly. Your Lordship's ever faithful, obliged servant, A. POPE'. 1 Lord Marchmont having lost his father, had consequently gone out of the House of Commons; Pope by mistake directs this letter to him as Lord Polwarth. It is with the most sensible concern, that I take leave from my heart to condole with your Lordship for the great...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123693086X
  • 9781236930866