Tixall Letters

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - Всего страниц: 212
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: LETTER XI. To the Right Honorable Sr Waltir Astoun, Am- bassadour Ordinarfor his Matie in Spain. You have allowed me a longe tym a graet daell of love and trust upon little deserving. I beceich you nou lete me fynd pardons for this foull fait in not ansuering your continoued kyndes, and lat this paper accuse mebefoir men and angells if I fail in any reall poynt to prove Your faithfull friend to serve you, Hamilton. Neumarcat, xxvi November. James Marquis of Hamilton was born in 1589. After his accession to the honour, he was appointed one of the lords of his majesty's privy council, and afterwards preferred to be one of the gentlemen of the bed chamber, of whom Sir Walter Aston was also one. Besides a great fortune in lands, which he received from King James, he likewise bore several great offices in that prince's reign, as those of lord high steward of his majesty's household, and lord high vOL. I. C commissioner to the Scotch parliament, which was held in 1621. In the year 1619 he was created a peer of England, by the title of Earl of Cambridge, which had till then only been borne by very illustrious persons, all of the royal family of England. In 1623, he was installed into the most noble order of the garter, and having enjoyed the highest favour, aflection, and esteem of his sovereign, with whom he had more power than any man of that time, the Duke of Buckingham only excepted, he died at London, in the prime of his age, in 1625, aged 36 years, to the great grief of the king; who prophetically apprehended, that as the branches were now cut down, the root would quickly follow; for the Duke of Lennox died the 16th of February preceding, and his majesty's death happened on the 27th ef March ensuing. LETTER XII. To our trusty and welbeloved Sr Walter ds...

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