The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles The Fifth

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byWilliam Robertson

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... BOOK IV. Charles's 111 Health--He rehearses his Obsequies--Is attacked by his last Illness--Codicil to hia Will--Progress of the Disease--Extreme Unction--Last Hours, ana Death--Kuncrai Honours--Philip the Second's Visit to Yuste--Bodies of Charles and his Family removed to the Escorial--Decay of the Convent at Yuste. As the spring of 1658 advanced, the emperor's health gradually mended. He was extremely sensible to cold; and as the summer drew near he felt the genial influence of the warmer weather, and the letters from Yuste spoke of him as restored to his usual health. With renovated health his appetite returned; and he indulged it in his usual intemperate manner. "His majesty eats much," writes his physician. Dr. Mathys, "and drinks still more,changing nothing of his former way of life, and rashly trusting to the natural strength of his constitution, but little to be relied on in a body so full of bad humours." "Kings," writes Quixada, "must surely imagine their stomachs are made differently from those of other men." At length the bad humours of which the doctor spoke showed themselves in a cutaneous eruption below the knees, which caused Charles great annoyance. To allay the irritation, he slept under the lightest covering, and with the windows ana doors of his chamber open. He frequently also bathed his limbs in cold water. His physician looked with distrust on the use of these violent remedies; but the emperor said he would rather have a little fever than suffer from this intolerable itching. On this Mathys sensibly remarked that it was not given to us to choose our diseases: we might chance, by attempting it, to get something worse than what we have already. The doctor's remonstrances, however, were little heeded by Charles, whose imperious nature h...

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... BOOK IV. Charles's 111 Health--He rehearses his Obsequies--Is attacked by his last Illness--Codicil to hia Will--Progress of the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.95 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021711623X

ISBN - 13:9780217116237

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