The Court and Character of King James, Written and Taken by Sir A. W. Repr

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General Books, 2013 - 30 sider
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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ... And to fit the Kings humor and dissolve him in that delight he was most addicted to, as well as to serve Salisburies own ends, and satisfie his revenge upon some neighbouring Gentlemen, that formerly would not sell him some convenient parcels of Land neighbouring on Theobalds, he puts the King on enlarging the Park, walling, and storing it with red Dear; and I dare affirm, with that work he was so well pleased, and did more glory in than his Predecessors did in the conquest of France; and as it was most true, so an ill Omen, that the King loved Beasts better then he did men, and took more delight in them, and was more over the life of a Stagg then of a man; yet this was the weakness of his Judgment, and poorness of his spirit, rather than any innate cruelty, for he was not naturally cruel over lives, though in displacing Officers, which naturally he did believe, was as glorious, as to overthrow, and conquer Kings. But yet for all their setting their Cards, and playing their Games to their own advantages, of getting much for themselves, and friends, there was one Knave in the Pack, would cousen their designs, and Trump in their way, if he might not share with them in their winning; that was one Lake, a Clerk of the Signet, after Secretary, and after that turned out in disgrace; and in truth, was only wise in the worlds opinion, could swim being held up by the chin; but at his fall all his weaknesses were discovered, and that the world had been deceived in him, I will instance in one particular, amongst many, that shall give you full assurance; being in disgrace, he gave two thousand pound but to kiss the Kings hand, believing that after that, he might have access as formerly; after he had paid his mony, he was never suffered to see the...

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