Warwick Castle and Its Earls; From Saxon Times to the Present Day Volume 2

Warwick Castle and Its Earls; From Saxon Times to the Present Day 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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...document, "may pass, in the eye of inexperience, for the capital attributes of a patron: but if his interest and inclinations are not proportionable, or his own generosity to support that character, he shall disable you by long suspense from finding it in another, and give you a sting at last, how desperately soever it may be returned, if you grow importunate to find the effects of that patronage in himself Such disregardful treatment of superior attendants, has sometimes proved very fatal to men of dignity and fortune; whereof we have, besides what has been before exemplified, a pregnant proof in one of our nobility, Fulk Grevil, Lord Brook, who was UnderTreasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gentleman of the Bed-Chamber, and of the Privy-Council to King James and King Charles I. A man of breeding, learning and abilities; liberal enough of his power and interest among distant acquaintance, to the commodious accommodation of many learned and ingenious men, but too parcemonious thereof towards the daily attendants within his own walls; who by neglecting, as all authors term it, to gratify or make any suitable recompence to a gentleman who had withered away the greatest part of his life unprofitably in his personal service, and was soon likely to be destitute of all support, as his lordship had not himself, by the course of nature, long to live, and being severely reprimanded for reminding him thereof, or, not improbably, incensed with more violent provocations, he drew his sword upon his Lord, and killed him, then withdrawing into another room, with the same instrument destroyed himself. Yet authors have been so superficial and indifferent in their relation of this desperate murder, or have seemed in a manner, so to stifle and hush...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785940
  • 9781236785947