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The Countess of Albany

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Author: Vernon Lee (Violet Paget)
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,157 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.2
LoC Categories: DA, CT
Downloads: 775
Added to site: 2009.03.08
mnybks.net#: 23635
Genre: Biography
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d and fourth daughters required to be thought of. So far for the desirability of any marriage. This particular marriage with Prince Charles Edward was, moreover, such as to tempt the vanity and ambition of a lady like the widowed Princess of Stolberg, conscious of her high rank, and conscious, perhaps painfully conscious of the difficulty of living up to its requirements. The Count of Albany's grandfather had been King of England; his father, the Pretender James, had lived with royal state in his exile at Rome, recognised as reigning Sovereign by the Pope, and even, every now and then, by France and Spain. No Government had recognised Charles Edward as King of England; but, on the other hand, Charles Edward had virtually been King of Scotland during the '45; he had been promised the help of France to restore him to his rights; and although that help had never been satisfactorily given in the past, who could tell whether it might not be given at any moment in the future? The ups and downs of politics brought a

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