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Staff Duties, Lectures (Paperback) Loot Price: R460
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Staff Duties, Lectures (Paperback): William Cooke Taylor, Francis Coningsby Hannam Clarke

Staff Duties, Lectures (Paperback)

William Cooke Taylor, Francis Coningsby Hannam Clarke

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 51 CHAPTER II. ROBERT DUDLEY, EARL OP LEICESTER. " The glorious days of good Queen Bess" form part of the political creed and political litany of every Englishman; for it is the character of the Saxon race to be satisfied with a moderate share of glory for the people, and a still more moderate portion of goodness in the sovereign. It must, however, be confessed that Elizabeth's reign occupies the precise place in English history that is best calculated to give lustre to its merits, and to throw its defects into obscurity. Her immediate predecessors had done much to render the name of royalty odious, and that of England contemptible; her grandfather was a peddling usurer, her father a brutal sensualist, her brother a weak-minded boy, and her sister was " Bloody Queen Mary," a name which saves all trouble of further description. Elizabeth was still more honourably contrasted with her successors; the Stuarts contrived to render themselves and theirsubjects a by-word, mockery, and reproach among nations; under their dynasty, the sovereigns and the people were bribed by paupers, bullied by cowards, and duped by idiots. If Elizabeth's reign did not bestow much glory, it at least afforded the only suspension of disgrace which England enjoyed under the whole of the Tudors and the Stuarts; if the Queen herself was not quite a paragon of perfection, she certainly did not fall below the ordinary level of humanity,? she did not sink St. James's below St. Giles's. Though Elizabeth was not governed by her favourites, whom she treated more as toys than lovers; yet the policy of her reign was seriously modified by her spirit of coquetry, and the greatest defect in her court was, that she had no secretary for amorous intrigues, as her passion for flirtations continually interrupted st...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2013
First published: April 2013
Authors: William Cooke Taylor • Francis Coningsby Hannam Clarke
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 124
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-32588-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-32588-2
Barcode: 9780217325882

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