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Page 428 - Now know ye, that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in consideration...
Page 73 - In regard to what you wrote in your last, concerning Lord Marlborough, I can say no more, than that I do not think it for the good of my service, to intrust the command of my troops to him...
Page 413 - Tallard and two other generals are in my coach, and I am following the rest. The bearer, my aide-de-camp, Colonel Parke, will give her an account of what has passed. I shall do it in a day or two, by another more at large. — MARLBOROUGH."* The fate of the troops posted in Blenheim still remained undecided.
Page 37 - Mr. Sidney will let you know how I intend to behave myself : I think it is what I owe to God and my country. My honour I take leave to put into your Highness's hands, in which I think it safe. If you think there is anything else that I ought to do, you have but to command me ; I shall pay an entire obedience to it, being resolved to die in that religion that it has pleased God to give you both the will and power to protect.
Page xlvii - ... eldest son of the Bishop of Ely, of both his names, MP for St. Michael's, 1661, and made Secretary to Lord Clarendon, after whose fall he filled a similar office under the Duke of York, till his death in 1672. According to Pepys's " Signs Manual," Wren was mortally wounded in the battle of Solebay.
Page 66 - But let them do what they please, nothing shall ever vex me, so I can have the satisfaction of seeing dear Mrs. Freeman ; and I swear I would live on bread and water between four walls with her without repining ; for as long as you continue kind, nothing can ever be a real mortification to your faithful Mrs. Morley, who wishes she may never enjoy a moment's happiness in this world or the next if ever she proves false to you...
Page 158 - It is impossible to express with what a heavy heart I parted with you when I was by the water's side. I could have given my life to have come back, though I knew my own weakness so much that I durst not, for I knew I should have exposed myself to the company. I did for a great while, with a perspective glass, look upon the cliffs, in hopes I might have had one sight of you.
Page 227 - I have this day seen a very great procession, and the thoughts how pleased poor lord Churchill would have been with such a sight, have added very much to my uneasiness. Since it has pleased God to take him, I do wish from my soul I could think less of him.
Page 62 - I really long to know how my dear Mrs. Freeman got home ; and now I have this opportunity of writing, she must give me leave to tell her, if she should ever be so cruel to leave her faithful Mrs. Morley, she will rob her of the joy of her life ; for if that day should come, I should never enjoy another happy minute ; and I swear to you I would shut myself up, and never see a. creature...