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Written by JulieW
(8/23/2004 10:33 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Henry the 7TH, penned by Carolyn
I think Goldsmith drove her over the edge with his entry about Henry VII.....
Here’s part of what he had to say about this reign:
…You are now to behold one of the greatest revolutions that ever was brought about in any kingdom, effected by the prudence, clemency and perseverance of one great prince: a nation of tumult reduced to civil subordination; and indolent and factious aristocracy hu8mbled; wise laws enacted; commerce restored; and the peaceful arts rendered amiable to a people, for whom before only war had charms. Ina word you are now to turn to a period, where the whole government seems to put on a new form; and to view the actions of a king, if not the greatest, at least the most useful that ever sat upon the British or any other throne…...
To paraphrase Elizabeth Bennet , this is going pretty far…
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