A Supplement to Burnet's History of My Own Time: Derived from His Original Memoirs, His Autobiography, His Letters to Admiral Herbert, and His Private Meditations, All Hitherto Unpublished

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Clarendon Press, 1902 - Great Britain - 565 pages
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Page 558 - Also in three volumes, crown 8vo, price 12s. each. Seventeen Lectures on the Study of Mediaeval and Modern History and kindred subjects, 1867-1884.
Page 56 - ... petitions were not granted. And some of them having procured several warrants from the Secretaries for the same thing (the Secretaries considering nothing but their fees), he who knew on whom the king intended that the grant should fall took all upon him, so that those who were disappointed laid the blame chiefly if not wholly upon him. He was apt to talk very imperiously and unmercifully, so that his manner of dealing...
Page 85 - that there were two sorts of "persons that ought not to meddle in affairs, though upon " very different accounts. These were churchmen and "women. We ought to be above it, and women were "below it." This remark is ridiculous enough when we consider Burnet's own career. But he goes on, " from a general acquaintance there " grew a great friendship between us. She was generous to "a high degree, and was a noble friend and a very tender" hearted woman to all in misery, and sincere, even to a
Page 48 - ... to employ it; he has strange command of himself, he can pass from business to pleasure and from pleasure to business in so easy a manner that all things seem alike to him; he has the greatest art of concealing himself of any man alive, so that those about him cannot tell when he is ill or well pleased...
Page 319 - I waited on the queen, she told me she hoped I would set a pattern to others, and would put in practice those notions, with which I had taken the liberty sometimes to entertain her. She also recommended to me the making my wife an example to other clergymen's wives, both in the simplicity and plainness of her clothes, and in the humility of her deportment.
Page 380 - ... the lawfulness and justice of the present establishment, they fell upon that little book, and ordered it likewise to be burnt. So it looked somewhat extraordinary that I, who perhaps was the greatest asserter of public liberty, from my first setting out, of any writer in the age, should be so severely treated as an enemy to it.
Page 48 - ... gave strict orders that the young princes should be bred to a wonderfull civility. The King is civil rather to an excess and has a softeness and gentleness with him, both in his air and expressions that has a charm in it. The Duke would also pass for an extraordinary civil and sweet tempered man, if the King were not much above him in it, who is more naturally and universally civil than the Duke.
Page 59 - He had likewise a great dexterity of engageing plain and well meaning men, that had no depth of understanding, to admire him and to depend on him, but even these were often disgusted with his vanity and indiscretion. He had turned often, but done it with dexterity and success and was proud of that, so that he would often set out the art that he had shewed in it and never seemed to be ashamed of the meanness or levity of shifting sides so often.
Page 53 - His style had no flaw in it, but had a just mixture of wit and sense ; only he spoke too copiously. He had a great pleasantness in his spirit, which carried him sometimes too far into raillery, in which he sometimes showed more wit than discretion.
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