Thorough; A Novel Volume 3

Thorough; A Novel Volume 3

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...his reasons, his provocations, and 'twas something particular that drove him on it; as now with Dorislaus, who was so mighty busy at the King's trial that 'twas a sheer piece of insolence to send him over to the Hague, for the young King to hear of him, and mayhap run against him in the street. They proclaimed King Charles II. in Galway; and soon there came a letter from him, written in Jersey, and then he was to come to Ireland and cast himself on them--who, if they had rebelled, did so with more cause than Scots or English, and whose very rebellion was more loyal than the loyalty of Scot or Englishman; nor would they ever have sold their King. And Rumour, that lying jade, told so much of the truth this time, that Mr. Herbert did verily and indeed land at Galway with his Majesty's baggage. It was but a few days before Ormond's rout at Rathmines, and at every corner the idlers were asking, 'What news of the King's coming?' But the only King that was to come to Galway town was King Death. It was near the end of July that some persons fell sick in Sir Richard Blake's house; and before the news of Rathmines could come, 'twas known in all Connaught that the plague was in Galway. What wonder? Pestilence ever follows war and famine, and the plague had been in Waterford all the winter. Some said that Sir Richard was singled out by heaven by reason of the Nuncio's malediction, Sir Richard being his great opposer. But the Nuncio left no malediction behind him, only his forgiveness for all that desired it. The plague spread apace, till more than three thousand were dead of it, and still it raged. Then those that were whole assembled together out of the town, collected two thousand marks to pay doctors and buy physic for the sick, appointed a committee of...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597257
  • 9781236597250