Memoirs of Sir Robert Strange: Knt., Engraver and of His Brother-in-law, Andrew Lumisden, Volume 2

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855 - Engraving
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Page 170 - Remarks on the antiquities of Rome and its Environs being a classical and topographical Survey of the ruins of that celebrated city.
Page iii - Dennistoun. — Memoirs of Sir Robert Strange, Knight, Engraver, Member of several Foreign Academies of Design ; and of his Brother-in-law, Andrew Lumisden, Private Secretary to the Stuart Princes, and Author of The Antiquities of Rome.
Page 206 - His Majesty left the room, but coming quickly back, said, " I'm going immediately to St. James's, if you'll follow me I will do it now ; the sooner the better ; " so calling one of the pages, gave him orders to conduct Mr.
Page 310 - ... refused to attend him. Yea, he went into his coach and they would by no means go into it ; upon which he returned to his apartments and dismist them. In a day or two he sent for them to return to their duty, but they happening to consult with the Cardinal York, he advised them absolutely not to return ; which counsel they followed, and he took care to have four Italians put into their places as persons more fit for his purposes and designs ; the principal one of whom, our common friend...
Page 336 - THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN GRADUATE LIBRARY -BOOK CARD DO NOT REMOVE A Charge will be made if this card is...
Page 310 - Athol man, were not willing to part. Therefore, there are still two Britons with him, Mr. Wagstaffe, an Englishman, and John Stewart, a Scotsman. [Here Bishop Gordon asked if ever he conversed with Mr. Wagstaffe. To which I could make no answer as this particular had not been mentioned ; but I promised to enquire.] That he now enjoys more ease and quiet than formerly, and has never been seen concerned in the least with liquor since that event, which had been happily attended with one good effect,...
Page 251 - ... melancholy event, though neither untimely nor unexpected, was felt by his family and friends. Of all men whom the writer of this narrative ever knew, sir Robert Strange possessed the mildest and most ingenuous manners, joined to dispositions of mind the most liberal and benign. There was in his temper an endearing gentleness which invited affection ; and in his heart a warm sincerity, immediately perceptible, which infallibly secured it.
Page 318 - ... was as great as that of a prince indeed. The Chevalier with my Lord Carryll and five servants left Rome incog., and came to Macerati, from whence my Lord Carryll set out for that holy place, Loretto, where he received the princess, an amiable lady of twenty years of age, and brought her to Macerati, where they were married by the Bishop thereof on Good Friday — the better day the better deed. They stayed there till Easter Sunday at night, when they set off, and next day came to the palace of...
Page 324 - ... on the connection the public think the said Prince now King had formerly with me: I, the before mentioned Clementine Walkinshaw, do voluntarily and on my oath declare before God my Creator and before the here subscribing witness, Mr John Waters, standing so at my request, that such a report of marriage, or anything relative to the least tendency of that kind, is void of foundation; and that I never gave the least room, either by word or writing to such a falsehood, spread abroad by enemies to...
Page 309 - ... him that lest I should forget anything I had written a memorandum of several articles as to what I had to inform him about, in such a manner and so short as to be understood by none but myself, and then pulling out my scribble I went on as follows, he listening with the greatest attention. Article 1. That John Hay, Andrew Lumisden, and Captain Urquhart had been dismist for a real act of disobedience. It was true indeed that the K[ing] had been in use for some time past to call frequently for...

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