Prose Life of Strafford by Robert Browning

Prose Life of Strafford

byRobert Browning

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... II. 20 Jan. 1625-6. Wentworth to Lord Conway, asking for the p'ace of Lord President of the North. (State Papers, Domestic, Charles I. xviij, 110.) My much Honored Lorde. The duties of the Place I now hold, not admitting my absence out of thes parttes, I shallbe bold to trouble yo»r ords/u'p with a few lines, wheras otherwayes I would haue attended you in person. Ther is a stronge and generall beleefe with vs hear, that my Lord Scroope, purposeth to leaue the Presidentshippe of Yorke; whearvpon many of my frendes, haue earnestly moued me to vse sum meanes to procure itt, and I haue att Last yealded to take itt a little into consideration, more to complye with them, then out of any violentt, or inordinate desire thervnto in my self: yet as on the one side, I haue neuer thought of itt, vnlesse itt might be effected, w/th the good liking of my Lord Scroope; soe will I neuer moue further in itt, till I knowe allsoe, how this sute may please, my Lord of Buckingham, seeing indeed such a seale of his graciouse good opinion would comfortt me much, make the place mere acceptable; and that I am fully resolued nott to ascende one steppe in this kinde, excepte I may take alonge with me by the way a spetiall obligation to my Lord Duke, from whose bowntye and goodnesse I doe nott only acknowledge much allready; but iustified in the truthe of my owne hartte, doe still repose and rest vnder the shadow and protection of his fauoure. I beseeche your jordship therfore be pleased to take sum good oportunity fully to acquainte his Grace hearwi'th, and then to voutchsafe (with your accustomed freedum and noblenesse) to giue me your Counsel! and direction, wA/ch I am prepaired strictly to obserue, as one a'llbeitt chearfully imbracing better meanes to doe his Maz£rtie...

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Title:Prose Life of StraffordFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217251986

ISBN - 13:9780217251983

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