The Life-Story of Charlotte de La Tremoille, Countess of Derby

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byMary Catherine Rowsell

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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. 1905 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV AN INDIGNANT REFUSAL. ILLNESS OF LADY DERBY. THE GREAT "TABOURET" QUESTION. A MISALLIANCE. A PITIABLE STORY. AFTER DUNBAR. THE FATAL FIGHT OF WORCESTER. THE ROYAL EXILE. WOUNDED AND SPENT. LORD DERBY TAKEN PRISONER. A " COURT-MARTIAL." FAREWELL LETTERS. A FRIENDLY SERVICE? LEAVE-TAKINGS. FINIS CORONA! OPUS No letters of either Lord Derby or his wife now exist written during the passing of that sad time. If any were written by them, they were lost, or not preserved. In July following the King's execution, Lord Derby, now in the Isle of Man, wrote his memorable letter to Ireton, who offered him tempting bait, no less than the free restoration of all his other estates and lost power, if he would deliver up the island to Parliament:--"I received your letter with indignation, and with scorn return you this answer: that I cannot but wonder whence you should gather any hopes that I should prove like you, treacherous to my Sovereign; since you cannot be ignorant of my former actings in his late Majesty's service, from which principles of loyalty I am no whit departed. I scorn your proffers; I disdain your favour; I abhor your treason; and am so far from delivering up this island to your advantage, that I shall keep it to the utmost of my power to your destruction. Take this for your final answer, and forbear any further solicitations: for if you trouble me with any more messages of this nature, I will burn the paper and hang up the bearer. This is the immutable resolution, and will be the undoubted practice of him who accounts it his chiefest glory to be his Majesty's most loyal and obedient subject, Derby. "From Castle-town, this "12th of July, 1649." Lord Derby further promulgated an announcement to similar effect, "inviting all his allies, friends, ...

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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. 1905 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV AN INDIGNANT REFUSAL. ILLNESS OF LADY DERBY. THE GREAT "TABOURET" QUESTION. A MISALLIANCE. A PITIABLE STORY. AFTER ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217121047

ISBN - 13:9780217121040

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