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Página 87 - He was the finest gentleman in the voluptuous court of Charles the Second, and in the gloomy one of King William. He had as much wit as his first master, or his contemporaries, Buckingham and Rochester ; without the royal want of feeling, the Duke's want of principles, or the Earl's want of thought.
Página xiii - I do believe that there is not any transubstantiation in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, or in the elements of bread and wine, at or after the consecration thereof by any person whatsoever;" forfeiture of office, with disability to hold any other public office, being the penalty of refusal or neglect.
Página xii - Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, " An Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants.
Página 15 - Tower, pretending only curiosity of seeing the regalia there, when, stabbing the keeper, though not mortally, he boldly went away with it through all the guards, taken only by the accident of his horse falling down. How he came to be pardoned, and even received into favour, not only after this, but several other exploits almost as daring both in Ireland and here, I could never come to understand. Some believed he became a spy of several parties, being well with the sectaries and enthusiasts, and...
Página 15 - If any one had a business at court that stuck, he made his application to Blood, as the most industrious and successful solicitor, and many gentlemen courted his acquaintance, as the Indians pray to the devil that he may not hurt them. He was perpetually in the royal apartments, and affected particularly to be in some room where the duke of Ormonde was, to the indignation of all others, though neglected and overlooked by his grace.
Página 15 - Ormond,'' that Blood had pretended to the King great power among the fanaties. " He was admitted," says Carte, " into all the privacy and intimacy of the Court: no man more assiduous than he in both the Secretaries
Página 1 - O'Brien, that after a few months of that gentleman's death, he married his widow,* who, being sister and heir of the Duke of Richmond, brought him a noble fortune. It was thought they lived not so kindly after marriage as they did before. She was much censured for marrying so meanly, being herself allied to the Royal family.