By J. Kent Clark
Whig's growth lines the occupation of the fitting Honorable Thomas Wharton, finally 5th Baron, first earl, and primary Marquess of Wharton, from his delivery in the course of Cromwell's campaigns throughout the Revolution of 1688 - during the upward thrust, the autumn, and the increase of the Whig social gathering, which he might eventually lead. The narrative additionally follows Wharton via his schooling in France and his later adventures in duels, horse races, elections, parliamentary battle, romance, and conspiracy. J. Kent Clark is Emeritus Professor of Literature on the California Institute of know-how.
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Extra resources for Whig's Progress: Tom Wharton Between Revolutions
As for Tom, she knew very well that young men in love (or anywhere near love) do not go four or five weeks between letters. The uneasy feeling that Tom was too good to be true—that he would never have a deep affection for her plain daughter—was growing towards a conviction. But when Tom actually arrived at Brooke, on 19 November, the clouds began to disperse. His very presence showed that he and his father had no intention of breaking the match; and he soon quieted the fears of the Cabell ladies with diplomacy and charm.
He was virtually forced to exchange visits with Englishmen. He could only hope to make the visits profitable to the young Whartons. Very prudently, Clifford began at the top. He first introduced Tom and Goodwin to Denzell, Lord Holles of Ifield, now the English ambassador extraordinary to Louis XIV, but once upon a time as plain Denzell Holles, a leader of the opposition to Charles I in the Long Parliament and an ally of the young Lord Wharton. Lord Holles received the two lads and Clifford very warmly and asked them to convey a greeting to his old friend.
Germain-des-Pre´ s to the Porte St. 17 Thus the young men found themselves strategically located for seeing the Paris of Louis XIV. They were not well located, however, to remain incognito, as Lord Wharton had hoped they might. Other Englishmen also preferred the neighborhood ‘‘in regard of the openness of the air’’;18 3: INNOCENTS ABROAD 33 and Clifford saw that it would be futile to try to hide the boys’ identity. He was virtually forced to exchange visits with Englishmen. He could only hope to make the visits profitable to the young Whartons.
Whig's Progress: Tom Wharton Between Revolutions by J. Kent Clark