Court life below stairs; or, London under the first (last) Georges by Joseph Fitzgerald MolloyCourt life below stairs; or, London under the first (last) Georges by Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy

Court life below stairs; or, London under the first (last) Georges

byJoseph Fitzgerald Molloy

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882. Excerpt: ... 270 CHAPTER IX. The Rising in Scotland--Jacobite Toasts--Lord Lovat's Execution--George Selwyn's Jokes--Whitefield's Preaching--' Those of Caesar's Household '--The Earthquake and its Effects--Pictures of Social Life--Robberies--A Fashionable Vice--The King's Death--His Will and Funeral. HO the people went on enjoying themselves U and making merry, whilst Charles Edward Stuart landed in Scotland with seven brave followers, and gathered the faithful Highland clans around him. The news of the rising in the North, followed by rumours of a French invasion, came to the ears of the Londoners, but caused them little consternation. 'It is quite the fashion/ says Horace Walpole, 'to talk of the French coming here. Nobody sees THE FRENCH ARE COMING. 271 it in any other light but as a thing to be talked of, not to be precautioned against. Don't you remember a report of the plague being in the city, and everybody went to the house where it was to see it? You see I laugh about it, for I would not for the world be so un-English as to do otherwise. I am persuaded that when Count Saxe, with two thousand men, is within a day's reach of London, people will be hiring windows at Charing Cross and Cheapside to see them pass by. "Tis our characteristic to take dangers for sights, and evils for curiosities. Lord! 'tis the 1st of August' (the anniversary of the accession of the House of Hanover), 'a holiday that is going to be turned out of the almanack.' Not only in Scotland, but in England the Jacobites were still abroad. Their club was named the 'Mourning Bush,' and here they assembled to plot against the reigning house, and strengthen each other in the hope of some ultimate chance of a Stuart restoration. Their toasts expressed loyalty to those over the water, and hostility ...
Title:Court life below stairs; or, London under the first (last) GeorgesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021792607X

ISBN - 13:9780217926072