The Last of the Royal Stuarts: Henry Stuart, Cardinal Duke of York

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E.P.Dutton & Company, 1906 - Great Britain - 309 pages
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Page 55 - O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
Page 203 - Put on with holy prayers : and, 'tis spoken, To the succeeding royalty he leaves The healing benediction. With this strange virtue, He hath a heavenly gift of prophecy ; And sundry blessings hang about his throne, That speak him full of grace.
Page 39 - THE very morning after I writ you my last, I had the happiness of meeting with my dearest brother. He did not know me at first sight , but I am sure I knew him very well , for he is not in the least altered since I saw him, except grown somewhat broader and fatter, which is incomprehensible after all the fatigues he has endured. Your Majesty may conceive better than I can express in writing the tenderness of our first meeting. Those that were present said they never saw the like in their lives; and,...
Page 92 - WHEN the flower is i' the bud and the leaf is on the tree, The larks shall sing me hame in my ain countrie ; Hame, hame, hame, hame fain wad I be, O hame, hame, hame, to my ain countrie ! The green leaf o...
Page 238 - I owe to your friendly efforts, and to those of your friends, the succour generously granted to relieve the extreme necessities into which I have been driven by the present dismal circumstances. I cannot sufficiently express...
Page 126 - I am persuaded we should gain ground as to everything, were it not for the nasty botle, that goes on but too much, and certainly must at last kill him.
Page 237 - ... your letters have been most acceptable to me in all shapes and regards. I did not in the least doubt of the noble way of thinking of your generous and beneficent sovereign : but I did not expect to see, in writing, so many and so obliging expressions, that, well calculated...
Page 16 - They are good fine boys, especially the younger, who has the more spirit of the two, and both danced incessantly all night long.
Page 40 - Those that were present said they never saw the like in their lives ; and, indeed, I defy the whole world to show another brother so kind and loving as he is to me. For my part, I can safely say that all my endeavours tend to no other end but that of deserving so much goodness as he has for me. . . . The Prince sees and will scarce see...
Page 45 - June 13. 1747. I KNOW not whether you will be surprised, my dearest Carluccio, when I tell you that your brother will be made a Cardinal the first day of next month. Naturally speaking, you should have been consulted about a resolution of that kind before it had been executed...

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