Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745

Volume I

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Author: Mrs. Thomson
Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 106,298 / 311 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.6
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 347
Added to site: 2007.04.01
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Genre: History
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n principles of the King added considerable disgust: nor can it be a matter of surprise that such should be the case. It appears, nevertheless, extraordinary that the opposition to so strange an engrafting of a foreign ruler should not have been received with greater public manifestations of dislike than the unorganized turbulence of Oxford under-graduates, or the ephemeral fury of a London populace.

In Scotland a very different state of public feeling prevailed. In England men of commerce were swayed in their political opinions by the good of trade, which nothing was so likely to injure as a disputed succession. The country gentlemen were, more or less, under the influence of party pamphlets, and were liable to have their political prejudices smoothed down by collision with their neighbours. Excepting in the northern counties, the dread of Popery prevailed also universally. The remembrance of the bigotry and tyranny of James the Second had not faded away from the remembrance of those whose fathers or

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