Five Letters of King Charles II, Communicated to The Camden Miscellany
Camden Society, 1864 - Great Britain - 16 pages
Peruse the personal correspondence of Charles II in this short work, published by the Camden Society in 1864.
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Page 8 - ... years. So that I would not consider her at so much more than forty, nor him at so much less than thirty, at that time ; but as their persons were made one, and their fortunes made one by marriage, so I would put their years into one number, and finding a sixty...
Page xvi - Second,' in which the whole Exchange joined with the greatest shout you can imagine, and immediately caused a huge bonfire to be made which the neighbours of Cornhill and C'heapside imitated with three or four more, and so that action passed nor do I find there was any order for it.
Page 20 - Buckingham called him to me, of a blundering understanding, not always clear, but often clouded, as his looks were always.
Page 27 - Now let's talke of state affairs, for we never caried things so cunningly as now, for we don't know whether we shall have peace or war, but I am for war, and for no other reason but that you may come home.
Page 20 - ... scarce any trace of them was left. His great experience in affairs, his ready compliance with every thing that he thought would please the King, and his bold offering at the most desperate counsels, gained him such an interest in the King that no attempt against him, nor complaint of him, could ever shake it, till a decay of strength and understanding forced him to let go his hold.
Page 19 - He made a very ill appearance: He was very big: His hair red, hanging odly about him: His tongue was too big for his mouth, which made him bedew all that he talked to: And his whole manner was rough and boisterous, and very unfit for a Court.
Page 17 - I will very liberally reward him with such an estate in land, and such a title of honour, as himself shall desire, if he will declare for me and adhere to my interest. And whatever you shall promise to him on my behalf, or whatever he, or you by his advice, shall promise to any of his officers...
Page 36 - WE, the Auditors appointed to audit the Accounts of the Camden Society, report to the Society, that the Treasurer has exhibited to us an account of the Receipts and Expenditure of the Society...