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The Camden Miscellany, Vol. 13 (Classic Reprint)

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Country' party to power; secondly, the inception in its more extreme ranks of a project for excluding the Duke of York from the order of succession to the Crown. To this scheme Lord Halifax, and it would appear at this period Burnet also, presented an uncompromising opposition. During the summer the political situation had become increasingly strained; matters, on more than one occasion, had approached a dead-lock; and about September Lord Halifax (whose position appeared particularly invidious) had fallen ill, as an effect, it was maintained, of political chagrin. Throughout the great man's indisposition Burnet, to whom Halifax had been exceedingly kind,1 had been constant in atten dance; but on this occasion he confined himself, as he assures us, to the exercise of his professional functions; and was gratified by finding that Halifax, though reputed an Atheist, betrayed a far stronger sense of religion than Burnet had been led to suppose.2 The orthodoxy of his opinions, however, seems to have been by no means equally clear; 3 and Burnet throughout these letters dis plays an appropriate concern for the spiritual interests of his correspondent.

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Titel: The Camden Miscellany, Vol. 13 (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9781330811634
ISBN: 978-1-330-81163-4
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Lulu Pr
Genre: Briefe & Biografien
Anzahl Seiten: 218
Gewicht: 299g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T12mm
Jahr: 2017



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