San Agustin - St Augustine by Melinda Lilly PDF

By Melinda Lilly

ISBN-10: 1595156372

ISBN-13: 9781595156372

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To quote from this book12 is to meet its author across the centuries. In his dedication to Charles II he refers earnestly to Cromwell as A Devil… who… intended questionless the same Violence to your Sacred Person, as was offer’d to that of your Father, had not your Tutelar Angels, like those which are said to have preserv’d Lot from the Sodomites, shut the Door of Government upon him, and baffled his Ambition by the Revolt of those whom himself first taught to Rebell. Of the origin of the Scottish nation he gives the following account: The Scots would be thought a Branch of the antique Scythian Stock, …and they have this colour above many others, that as their Ancestors are entituled to as ancient Barbarity as those of any other Nation whatever, so like those rude Scythes, they have always been given to prey upon their Neighbours….

The aged and crippled statesman arose from the luncheon table, and, with great difficulty but sure knowledge, made his way along the passages of The Durdans to the exact nook in his capacious working library where “Paget’s Examen” reposed. ” Paget’s defence of the ‘Camaret Bay Letter’ has been judged valid by modern opinion. As these pages will show, I could not be satisfied with it. Paget, in fact, proved that Marlborough’s alleged letter, betraying to the Jacobite Court the Brest expedition, could only have been written after he knew that it had been betrayed already, and could do no harm.

The King was the fountain not only of honour, but of almost every form of worldly success and pleasure. Access to his presence, intimacy with his family or favourites, were the sole pathway even of modest and lawful ambition. An enormous proportion of the amenities and glories of the realm was engrossed in the narrow family circle of royal personages, friends, dependants, and important Ministers or agents of the Crown. Nearly all chances of distinction and solid professional advancement went by favour.

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