Court Life Below Stairs: Or, London Under the First Georges, L714-1760



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293 ページ - Case now before you ! Such is the evidence in support of this measure — evidence inadequate to prove a debt — impotent to deprive of a civil right — ridiculous to convict of the lowest offence — scandalous if brought forward to support a charge of the highest nature which the law knows — monstrous to ruin the honour, to blast the name of an English Queen...
133 ページ - I retain every sentiment of gratitude for the situation in which I find myself, as Princess of Wales, .enabled by your means to indulge in the free exercise of a virtue dear to my heart — I mean charity. It wiH be my duty, likewise to act upon another motive — that of giving an example of patience and resignation under every trial.
154 ページ - Tell him I am now quite well — quite recovered from my illness ; but what has he not to answer for who is the cause of my having been ill at all?
132 ページ - Our inclinations are not in our power, nor should either of us be held answerable to the other because nature has not made us suitable to each other. Tranquil and comfortable society is, however, in our power ; let our intercourse, therefore, be restricted to that...
204 ページ - ... fixed and unalterable determination not to meet the Princess of Wales upon any occasion, either in public or private.
23 ページ - Miss Burney ! Miss Burney !" I protest I was ready to die. I knew not in what state he might be at the time ; I only knew the orders to keep out of his way were universal ; that the Queen would highly disapprove...
111 ページ - Sir, had you not better have a glass of water ? ' — upon which he, much out of humour, said, with an oath, ' No; I will go directly to the Queen,
277 ページ - The King has the fullest confidence, that in consequence of this communication, the House of Lords will adopt that course of proceeding which the justice of the case, and the honour and dignity of his Majesty's crown, may require.
81 ページ - Prince of Wales was Regent, the Duke of York was reinstated in the office of Commander-in-Chief, on which occasion Lord Milton moved a resolution in the House to the effect that 'it has been highly improper and indecorous in the advisers of the Prince Regent to have recommended to His Royal Highness the reappointment of the Duke of York to the office of Commander-in-Chief;' the motion was, however, defeated by a majority who wished to keep well with the Regent.
131 ページ - Princess ; you removed the Princess twice in the week immediately preceding the day of her delivery from the place of my residence, in expectation, as you have voluntarily declared, of her labour...