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Shrewsbury; a Romance
Weyman, Stanley J
Published by Longmans, Green and Co., 1897 reprinted February 1898,
Hardcover Measures 7.5x5 inches Weighs 1 pound 12 ounces

Condition: Front cover nicely illustrated in red black and gold. Gold text. Spine text is gold with red/black/gold decoration.
24 Illustrations including one at frontispiece. Text is crisp and illustrations are clean and bright.
Age spots are light and infrequent. There a few moderate and darker upon the margin. Cloth covers are worn and scuffed. Spine is considerably darker than the front.
Overall a solid antiquarian copy.

THAT the untimely death at the age of fifty-eight of
that great prince, Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, my most
noble and generous patron, has afflicted me with a sor­
row which I may truly call acerbus et ingens, is nothing
to the world; which from one in my situation could expect
no other, and, on the briefest relation of the benefits I
had at his hands, might look for more. Were this all,
therefore, or my task confined to such a relation, I should
sapererogate indeed in making this appearance. But I am
informed that my lord Duke's death has revived in cer­
tain quarters those rumours to his prejudice which were
so industriously put about at the time of his first retire­
ment; and which, refuted as they were at the moment by
the express declaration of his Sovereign, and at leisure by
his own behaviour, as well as by the support which at two
great crises he gave to the Protestant succession, formed
always a proof of the malice, as now of the persistence,
of his enemies.
Still, such as they are, and though, not these circum­
stances only, but a thousand others have time after time
exposed them, I am instructed that they are again afloat;
and find favour in circles where to think ill of public men
« held the first test of experience. And this being the

Shrewsbury; a Romance Weyman, Stanley J Published by Longmans, Green and Co., 1897 reprinted February 1898, Hardcover Antique Book


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