Vivian of Virginia: Being the Memoirs of Our First Rebellion, by John Vivian, of Middle Plantation, Virginia (Classic Reprint)


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Excerpt from Vivian of Virginia: Being the Memoirs of Our First Rebellion, by John Vivian, of Middle Plantation, Virginia

And it was this very severity of my early training, perhaps, that first turned my boyish sympathies towards the second Charles, then a wanderer on the Continent. There being at that day a trite saying that, if a parent wished to make an ardent Royalist of his son, he should bring him up as a Roundhead. So prone are we to revolt from surroundings into which we are born.

Such being the bent of my sympathies, eager to slip the collar on an instant's warning, my enthusiasm knew no bounds when the king at last returned to his own. At that time I was a lad of fourteen, and I still recall with a smile that curious species of pleasure and dismay which my father manifested on first hearing of the king's successful contrivance with General Monk. As a Puritan he remained set and stern, believing that naught save disaster could result from this overthrowing of all the princi ples for which he had once fought; whilst as a merchant - and that, too, by Virtue of one of those vague and but ill-understood orderings of Providence whereby he, a Roundhead, had been impelled to follow the calling of a haber dasher and trader in tri?es he must perforce smile and clap his hands; for m sooth 1t meant, as subsequent events proved, a handsome trade in ribands, gewgaws, and F rench finery out of Which my parent made a goodly profit.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Hulbert Fuller


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780267472284

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm

Page Count - 413

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