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)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|