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Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745

Volume III

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Author: Mrs. Thomson
Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 146,778 / 433 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 315
Added to site: 2007.04.01
mnybks.net#: 16441
Genre: History
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ompetent judge, the progress of events was gradually working its way towards a second great attempt to restore the Stuarts.

Notwithstanding the apparent tranquillity of the Chevalier St. George, he had been continually though cautiously maintaining, during his residence at Albano, as friendly an intercourse with the English visitors to Rome as circumstances would permit. Most young men of family and condition travelled, during the time of peace, in Italy; many were thus the opportunities which occurred of conciliating these youthful scions of great and influential families. As one instance of this fact, the account given by Joseph Spence, the author of the "Anecdotes" and of "Polymetis," affords a curious picture of the eagerness evinced by James and his wife, during the infancy of their son, to ingraft his infant image on the memory, and affections of the English. Mr. Spence visited Rome while Charles Edward was yet in his cradle. He was expressly enjoined by his father, before his departure from Engl

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