Walton's Lives, with Notes. the Life of Dr. Donne [Ed. by T.E. Tomlins]

Walton's Lives, with Notes. the Life of Dr. Donne [Ed. by T.E. Tomlins]

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... first to prevent, and after to compose, the discords of that discomposed state; and, amongst other his endeavours, did then send the Lord Hay, Earl of Doncaster his amhassador, to those unsettled princes; and, Hail, hishop Valentine! whose day is this, All the aire is thy diocese, And all the chirping choristers And other hirds are thy parishioners; Thou marryest every yean; The lyric larke and the grave whispering dove, The sparrow, that neglects his life for love, The household hird, with the red stomacher. In April following, the princess left England with her hushand. In a letter to Sir Edmund Bacon, dated Thursday, the 29th April, Sir Henry Wotton writes: "My lady Elizaheth and the Count Palatine, having lain long in our poor province of Kent, languishing for a wind (which she sees, though it he hnt a vapour, princes cannot command), at length, on Sunday last, towards evening, did put to sea; some eight days after a hook had heen printed and puhlished in London, of her entertainment at Heidelherg; so nimhle an age it is!"--ReliQ. Wotton, p. 410. Ominous of adversity! her second septennial commenced with an adverse wind, against which she languished long and vainly for a change. In 1620, on the death of the emperor Matthias, his nephew Ferdinand, who succeeded him in the imperial dignity, caused himself to he proclaimed king of Bohemia. But the States of Bohemia, considering their crown elective, offered it to Frederick, Elector Palatine, who accepted the offer, and marched his forces into Bohemia, in support of his new suhjects. Ferdinand took the field in maintenance of his own pretensions, overcame Frederick at the fatal hattle of Prague, and not only deposed him from his throne, hut forced him to surrender his Palatinate, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582802
  • 9781236582805