Catherine: a Story Men's Wives and the Bedford-Row Conspiracy

Catherine: a Story Men's Wives and the Bedford-Row Conspiracy

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Catherine: a Story Men's Wives and the Bedford-Row Conspiracy

Catherine: a Story Men's Wives and the Bedford-Row Conspiracy

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At that famous period of history, when the seventeenth century (after a deal of quarrelling, king-killing, reforming, republicanizing, restoring, re-restoring, playwriting, sermon-writing, Oliver-Cromwellizing, Stuartizing, and Orangizing, to be sure) had sunk into its grave, giving place to the lusty eighteenth; when Mr. Isaac Newton was a tutor of Trinity, and Mr. Joseph Addison Commissioner of Appeals; when the presiding genius that watched over the destinies of the French nation had played out all the best cards in his hand, and his adversaries began to pour in their trumps; when there were two kings in Spain employed perpetually in running away from one another; when there was a queen in England, with such rogues for Ministers as have never been seen, no, not in our own . . .

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