Memoirs Of Lord Bolingbroke (volume 1)

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byGeorge Wingrove Cooke

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1835. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Harley's Intrigues at Court.-- Unpopularity oj the Whigs.-- Attempts against the Duke of Marlborough.--The Queen's Dislike to her Ministers.--St. John's Conduct in Opposition. --Retires from the House of Commons.--Dissolution of the Godolphin Administration. Chap. The violence which the cabinet had done to the V- inclinations of the queen, in insisting upon the reA. D. 1707 tirement of her favourite minister, was not calculated to ' to increase her confidence in them. This measure seems to have broken the tie which still bound her to Marlborough, and inclined her to listen to all the tales which those around her were eager to whisper to his disadvantage. Dr. Sacheverell's trial, which occurred at this time, gave great assistance to their schemes, by rendering the Tories suddenly the popular party. With little ability, learning, or virtue, this violent man was still a powerful instrument in the hands of those who espoused his cause that they might sanctify their own. The people beheld the persecution of a churchman who had little claim upon their esteem, and they instantly connected it with danger to a church which had and merited their love. Their suspicions were excited, their passions were aroused, and the affair was dexterously improved to throw odium upon the Whigs. The managers of the commons, in conducting his impeachment, were necessarily obliged to assert the principles of the revolution: these expressions were severely canvassed in the palace, and were adduced in confirmation of the accusation of dangerous tenets which had been before attributed to the new allies of the ministry. . The nocturnal conversations which had continued while Harley was in office, were not now intermitted. So infatuated was the queen, that she deemed no sacrifi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1835. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. Harley's Intrigues at Court.-- Unpopularity oj the Whigs.-- Attempts against the Duke of Marlborough.--The Queen's Dislike...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217864732

ISBN - 13:9780217864732

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