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Shrewsbury: With 24 Illustrations by Claude A. Shepperson

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by Stanley J. Weyman
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Shrewsbury: With 24 Illustrations by Claude A. Shepperson by Stanley J. Weyman

The classic age of the swashbuckler might well be said to have begun with Weyman, who was ordained the greatest of the yellow '90s swashbuckling romancers. The book begins: That the untimely death at the age of fifty-eight of that great prince, Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, my most noble and generous patron, has afflicted me with a sorrow which I may truly call acerbus et ingens, is nothing to the world; which from one in my situation could expect no other, and, on the briefest relation of the benefits I had at his hands, might look for more. Were this all, therefore, or my task confined to such a relation, I should supererogate indeed in making this appearance. But I am informed that my lord Duke's death has revived in certain quarters those rumors to his prejudice which were so industriously put about at the time of his first retirement; and which refuted as they were at the moment by the express declaration of his Sovereign, and at leisure by his own behavior...

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Size: 4.0 MB
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9781105734526 (DRM-EPUB)

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