Private and Original Correspondence of Charles Talbot, Duke of Shrewsbury, with King William, the Leaders of the Whig Party, and Other Distinguished Statesmen; Illustrated with Narratives, Historical and Biographical

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821 - Great Britain - 665 pages

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Page xvi - History of the House of Austria. From the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rhodolph of Hapsburgh to the Death of Leopold II., 1218-1792.
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Page 404 - The house voted, that his informations, reflecting upon the fidelity of several noblemen, members of the house and others, upon hearsay, were false and scandalous, contrived to undermine the government, and create jealousies between the king and his subjects, in order to stifle the conspiracy.
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Page 131 - I am not acquainted with the particulars my lord steward has sent your majesty from sir John Fenwick. He is generally reputed a fearful man, and though now he may not offer to say all, yet beginning to treat is no contradiction to that character. I am confident he knows what, if he will discover, may be much more valuable than his life.* If he were well managed, possibly * This remark shews that the duke of Shrewsbury had not the least dread or suspicion of sir John Fenwick's disclosures.

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