Excerpt from The History of the Granville Family: Traced Back to Rollo, First Duke of Normandy; With Pedigrees, Etc
In a work of this kind originality cannot be expected. I have only made a nosegay of culled ﬂowers, and brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them together.' (montaigne, Bk. Iii., ch. It only pretends to be a compilation from the writings of well - known authors of established credi bility, thus giving in one book the descriptions and opinions which appear in many. Commenced originally with but little idea of publication, I may not have been as careful as I ought in quoting the sources of some of my information; but I desire to acknowledge my indebtedness to Mr. Tregellas, the author of Cornish Worthies to Mr. Robbins, the author of Sir Bevil Grenvill, the Knight of the West, a Biography in outline to Mr Cotton, the author of Barnstaple during the Civil War; to Mr. Julian Corbett for much relating to George Monk, Duke of Albemarle, which I have taken from his life of that chief actor in the Restoration in the English Men of Action Series and last, but not least, to Mrs. G. H. Radford, whose amusing account of the quarrels between Sir Richard Granville, the King's General in the West, and his wife forms one of the papers in the Transactions of the Devonshire Association for 1890.
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