The Works of Horatio Walpole, Earl of Orford Volume 1

The Works of Horatio Walpole, Earl of Orford Volume 1

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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. 1798 edition. Excerpt: ...leave too to buy faint Austin, Josephus, and Sabcllicus f; and he begged for some sheets.--So hardly was treated a man, who had married a daughter of Edward the fourth J, who had enjoyed such dignities, and, what was still more, hadg ained such victories for his master! The noble earl periflied; the father escaped by the death of the tyrant. The parliaments of that reign were not less obsequious than the peers disti: ctively: " The countess of Salisbury," says Stowe in his Annals, p. 581, " was condemned by parliament, though she was never arraigned nor tried before. Catherine Howard was attainted by parliament, and suffered without trial. Cromwell, carl of Essex, though a lord of parliament, was attainted without being heard." The power granted to the king of regulating the succession by his will was an unheard-of abuse. Is we pass from the peers to the house of commons, and from thence to the convocation, we shall find that juries by no means deserved to be stigmatized for peculiar servility. The commons besought the king to let his marriage with Anne of Cleves be enquired into. The dissolution of that marriage for such absurd reasons as his majesty vouchsafed to give, t In the case of his next wife it proved hoiv bad a judge he was of these matters; nay, so humble did he groin on that head, and consequently so uncertain did his conforming parliament immediately think that as her being no virgin, which it seems he discovered by a peculiar secret of his own, without using die common method of knowing; and his whimsical inability, which he pretended to have in vain attempted to remove by taking physic the more to enable him; that dissolution, I say, was an instance of the grossest complaisance; as Cranmer's having before...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236538560
  • 9781236538567