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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. : A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne : Written by Himself

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...both went abroad, being ad- vised by their friends to leave the country in consequence of the transactions which are recounted at the close of the vol... ...ger, for Popish eccle- siastics to wear their proper dress; and he was, in consequence, in no wise astonished that the priest should now appear before... ... rather than inclination called him, and was perfectly bewildered in theo- logical controversy. In the course of his reading (which was neither pursue... ... lord,” says Lord Mohun. Whereupon Harry Esmond, filled with alarm for the consequences to which this disastrous dispute might lead, broke out into th... ... good Father meant that Esmond should join the Roman communion for fear of consequences, and that all England ran the risk of being damned for heresy,... ...rce of arms. ’Twas said he withdrew his opposition all of a sudden, and in consequence of letters from the King at St. Germains, who entreated him on ...

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