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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVI. THE WINDOW IN
WHITEHALL. The King was condemned on January 27. On the 29th he
took leave of the two of his children-that were in England--the
Princess Elizabeth, who was then thirteen years old, and the Duke
of Gloucester, who was but eight. There had been some talk of
making the boy King, so that the chiefs of the Parliament might
rule in his name (his two elder brothers were not in England).
Charles took the child on his knee, and said to him, "Sweetheart,
now will they cut off thy father's head." The boy looked at him
very earnestly. He went on, " Heed, my child, what I say; they will
cut off my head, and perhaps make thee a king. But mark what I say:
you must not be a king so long as your brothers Charles and James
live; therefore I charge you, do not be made a king by them." "I
will be torn in pieces first," said the boy. He made the boy
promise that he would never consent to be king while his elder
brothers were alive. Then giving them some jewels, the only riches,
he said, he could bestow on them, he sent them away. Dr. Juxon,
Bishop of London, was with him till late. When the Bishop had gone,
he spent two hours more in meditation and prayers. The gentleman
who was with him related that that though he himself could not
sleep, the King slept quietly for four hours. About five in the
morning--"two hours before dawn"--the King opened his curtain and
called to him. "I will get up," he said, " for I have a great work
to do this day "; and shortly after, "This is my second marriage
day; I would be as trim to-day as may be, for before night I hope
to be espoused to my Lord." He then chose the clothes that he would
wear, taking care to have an extra shirt, for he said, " The season
is so sharp as may probably make me quake....
|Country of origin:
Alfred John Church
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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