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A History of the Four Georges, Volume I »


By Justin McCarthy

Great Britain – History – 1714-1837 ‌ Great Britain – Politics and government – 1714-1837

A History of the Four Georges, Volume I

by

Justin McCarthy

M.P.

Author of “A History of Our Own Times” Etc.

In Four Volumes

VOL. I.

New York

Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square

1901

CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.

CHAP. PAGE

I. “MORE, ALAS! THAN THE QUEEN’S LIFE!” . . . . . . . 1

II. PARTIES AND LEADERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

III. “LOST FOR WANT OF SPIRIT” . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

IV. THE KING COMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

V. WHAT THE KING CAME TO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

VI. OXFORD’S HALL; BOLINGBKOKE’S FLIGHT . . . . . . . 91

VII. THE WHITE COCKADE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

VIII. AFTER THE REBELLION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

IX. “MALICE DOMESTIC.–FOREIGN LEVY” . . . . . . . . . 158

X. HOME AFFAIRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

XI. “THE EARTH HATH BUBBLES” . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

XII. AFTER THE STORM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

XIII. THE BANISHMENT OF ATTERBURY . . . . . . . . . . . 211

XIV. WALPOLE IN POWER AS WELL AS OFFICE . . . . . . . . 224

XV. THE DRAPIER’S LETTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

XVI. THE OPPOSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

XVII. “OSNABRUCK! OSNABRUCK!” . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262

XVIII. GEORGE THE SECOND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272

XIX. “THE PATRIOTS” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284

XX. A VICTORY FOR THE PATRIOTS . . . . . . . . . . . . 299

INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322

A HISTORY

OF

THE FOUR GEORGES.

CHAPTER I.

“MORE, ALAS! THAN THE QUEEN’S LIFE!”

“The Queen is pretty well,” Swift wrote to Lord Peterborough on May 18,

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