Walks in London Volume 2 Augustus John Cuthbert Hare

ISBN: 9781230253480

Published: September 12th 2013

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Walks in London Volume 2  by  Augustus John Cuthbert Hare

Walks in London Volume 2 by Augustus John Cuthbert Hare
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 174 pages | ISBN: 9781230253480 | 5.65 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... by the Puritan Government.

Her son, the second Earl of Holland, became fifth Earl of Warwick, through the death of his cousin, in 1673. His son was Edward, Earl of Warwick, who died in 1701, and whose widow (Charlotte, daughter of Sir Thomas Middleton of Chirk) married Joseph Addison, famous for many excellent works, as he is described in the announcement of his marriage in The Political State of Great Britain for August 1716. Dr. Johnson says that the marriage was on terms very much like those on which a Turkish princess is espoused, to whom the Sultan is reported to pronounce, Daughter, I give thee this man for thy slave.

At any rate, Addisons married life was not happy, though it was of short duration, for on June 17, 1719, he died at Holland House (leaving an only daughter who died unmarried), grasping the hand of the young Earl of Warwick when he asked his dying commands, and saying, See in what peace a Christian can die.

The Earl of Warwick, who was Addisons stepson, only survived him two years, and was succeeded by his cousin William Edwardes (created Baron Kensington in 1776), who sold Holland House in 1767 to Henry Fox, first Lord Holland. The fortunes of the Fox family were founded by Sir Stephen Fox, who gained the favour of Charles ii. by being the first to announce the death of Cromwell to him at Brussels. He was made Clerk of the Green Cloth and Paymaster of the Forces, and acquired a great fortune, honestly got and unenvied, which is nigh to a miracle, says Evelyn.

Sir Stephen Fox, of a sweet nature, wellspoken, well-bred, and so highly in his Majestys esteem, was the practical founder of Chelsea Hospital, as well as of many other charitable institutions. By deserting the cause of James ii. he continued to



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