Note 031
From 'The Essay and Modern English Prose' by A.A. Tilley
Published in 'The Cambridge History Of English Literature' (1934 Edition) Volume 8 'The Age Of Dryden'

It must be remembered that the Character was written immediately after the king's decease. 'He had Sicknesses before his Death, in which he did not trouble any Protestant Divines; those who saw him upon his Death, saw a great deal.' Halifax possessed in perfection the art of hinting.

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