Political and Social Letters of a Lady of the Eighteenth Century, 1721-1771

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Dodd, Mead, 1891 - Great Britain - 190 pages
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Page 17 - Testament, in witness whereof I the said John McMillan have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Page 124 - Esq., Admiral of the Blue, Fell a Martyr to political Persecution, March 14. in the Year 1757 : When Bravery and Loyalty Were insufficient Securities For the Life and Honour of A Naval Officer.
Page 124 - My heart acquits me of these crimes; but who can be presumptuously sure of his own judgment? If my crime is an error in judgment.! or differing in opinion from my judges, and if yet the error in judgment should be on their side, God forgive them, as I do; and may the distress of their minds, and uneasiness of their consciences, which in justice to me they have represented, be relieved, and subside as my resentment has done. The Supreme Judge sees all hearts and motives, and to him I must submit the...
Page 122 - A few moments will now deliver me from the virulent persecution, and frustrate the farther malice of my enemies ; nor need I envy them a life, subject to the sensations my injuries and the injustice done me must create: persuaded I am that justice * will be done to my reputation hereafter : the manner and cause of raising and keeping up the popular...
Page 59 - ... take the liberty to remind him that the years Interest was due the igth of last month, that you have engaged to pay ^300 the 24th of this month, and depend upon his being so good to order the payment of against that day, and should be oblidged for answer at Lord Torringtons, Southill, Biggleswade, Beds.
Page 125 - Fell a Martyr to Political Persecution March I4th in the year 1757, when Bravery and Loyalty Were insufficient securities for the Life and Honour of a Naval Officer. There is a small print of Admiral Byng at Chicksands Priory, at the back of which Mrs. Osborn has inscribed these words : — The Honourable John Byng, Admiral of the Blue, 4'h Son of George, Lord Viscount Torrington, Suffered Political Martyrdom, March 14, 1757, Whose Memory may this Picture perpetuate, and at the same time, the depravity...
Page 69 - ... and glasses don't come till Thursday sennight, I hope at least you won't come before Saturday after, for as that Thursday will bring so many things, what shall I do with you to come the same day? — and Friday must not be a wedding day, for it is unlucky. Therefore I shall scheme all for Saturday sennight, for it is not possible you can come here sooner. I wish Pattee or anybody could look at any of the auctions or places they sell at in Jermyn Street, and find two old half -settees for a trifle,...
Page 156 - ... White coaches — or rather a petit gris color — silk reins and toppings, cut a most glaring and spreaded appearance. The ladies may look happy, but I see no man that looks so. 'Tis feared General Stanwix and his family are lost coming from Ireland a month since, and have not been heard of. Whether prerogative, liberty, or aristocracy is to be the thing this winter who can tell? Some shape surely must be found. If I had no children, I should not care a fig, but as it is otherways I am not so...
Page 134 - ... politics has transpired, only the grave-thinking men look upon them to have been fatally conducted. No one is happy, as they foresee that without some miracle we are undone. This week the Parliament has met again. Yesterday was entertaining to those not concerned. Strange management, that a material point was to be the business of the day, but no Chancellor of the Exchequer there, or anyone of the Ministry to support it. Pitt went down to be quite against the question. Thomas Townshend and Onslow...
Page 72 - BD" Therefore I preserved that end and cut the other, since it had been 135 year in your chaple, and I conclude the old green Cloath has been so too. I shall be glad...

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