Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Flight of King James II

"hage the 31 of january

...but ended yesterday with voilence  as all great things do but kings: ours whent out: Lyke a farding candele: and has given us by this convension an occasion not of amending the goverment: but of melting itt down and make all new:..."

Carey Mordaunt, Viscountess Mordaunt,  later countess of Monmouth and, later, of Peterborough
from The Hague to John Locke,  January 1689
Correspondence of John Locke   ed. E.S. De Beer

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