One generation of a Norfolk house [the Walpoles of Houghton] by Augustus Jessopp

One generation of a Norfolk house [the Walpoles of Houghton]

byAugustus Jessopp

Paperback | May 20, 2014 | French

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$25.50

Earn 128 plum® points

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

about

Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent généralement télécharger une copie gratuite scannée du livre original (sans les coquilles) auprès de l'éditeur. Non référencé. Non illustré. 1879 edition. Extrait: ...quarrels, intrigues, and poverty of the deluded pensioners of the Spanish king, whose allowances were always coming and always in arrear.(7) They tell us of the gradual dwindling away of the wretched Irish rabble--by courtesy called a regiment--till it almost seemed likely to disband from lack of commanders. They give us notices of the coming and going of Jesuit priests and political agents and Spanish generals. Now and then there are scraps of news from home, and sometimes faint whispers of dark intrigues going on, or of wars and rumours of wars that might be imminent. But 5 free and unrestrained as these letters are, and written as they are in full confidence and affection by one Jesuit to another (Cresswell, there is not from beginning to end one single word or hint which indicates anything approaching, I will not say to treasonable designs, but even to an acquaintance with the 10 existence of such designs on the writer's part. Setting aside such religious views as we should of course expect to meet with, these letters exhibit to us a man of intense enthusiasm, of lofty piety, of fanaticism if you will, but one whose faith was the very life of his life, and the mainspring of his every 15 act and thought and word. As literary compositions they are of little value; as contributions to the history of the time they possess an interest only for the professed student, whose business is to pursue research below the surface of perfunctory manuals; but, as faithful representations of the habits of 20 thought and tone of feeling prevalent among a whole class of able, devout, mistaken men, whose lives were marred and whose minds were unbalanced by the hideous tyranny under which they suffered,...

Details & Specs

Title:One generation of a Norfolk house [the Walpoles of Houghton]Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:French

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217267874

ISBN - 13:9780217267878

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of One generation of a Norfolk house [the Walpoles of Houghton]

Reviews