Life and Times of His Late Majesty George the Fourth: With Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons of the Last Fifty Years

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J. & J. Harper, 1832 - 414 pagini
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Pagina 200 - It will be my duty, likewise, to act upon another motive — that of giving an example of patience and resignation under every trial. " Do me the justice to believe that I shall never cease to pray for your happiness, and to be, your much devoted
Pagina 277 - You are authorised to communicate these sentiments to Lord Grey, who, I have no doubt, will make them known to Lord Grenville. I am always, dearest Frederick, your affectionate brother, (Signed) GEORGE PR PS I shall send a copy of this letter immediately to Mr Perceval.
Pagina 356 - Culling their potent herbs and baleful drugs, Who, as they sung, would take the prisoned soul And lap it in Elysium, Scylla wept, And chid her barking waves into attention, And fell Charybdis murmured soft applause...
Pagina 402 - Fourth, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith...
Pagina 150 - I beg leave to add, that their ideas are formed on the supposition that his majesty's illness is only temporary, and may be of no long duration. It may be difficult to fix beforehand, the precise period for which these provisions ought to last; but if unfortunately his majesty's recovery should be protracted to a more distant period than there is reason at present to imagine, it will be open hereafter to the wisdom of parliament to reconsider these provisions, whenever the circumstances appear to...
Pagina 153 - ... government from its natural and accustomed support, a scheme for disconnecting the authority to command service from the power of animating it by reward, and for allotting to the prince all the invidious duties of government without the means of softening them to the public by any one act of grace, favour, or benignity.
Pagina 155 - ... all the King's subjects he deplores the most), in full confidence that the affection and loyalty to the King, the experienced attachment to the house of Brunswick, and the generosity which has always distinguished this nation, will carry him through the many difficulties inseparable from this most critical situation, with comfort to himself, with honour to the King, and with advantage to the public. (Signed) ' GP' ' Carlton House, January 2, 1789.
Pagina 355 - If we could bury it in oblivion for a short time, and employ that time diligently in the consideration of its difficulties on all sides (for they are very great), I should not despair of seeing a satisfactory remedy.
Pagina 20 - The young King has all the appearance of being amiable. There is great grace to temper much dignity and extreme good-nature, which breaks out on all occasions.
Pagina 152 - Concerning the steps already taken by Mr. Pitt, the prince is silent — nothing done by the two houses of parliament can be a proper subject of his animadversion ; but when previously to any discussion in parliament, the outlines of a scheme of government are sent for his consideration, in which it is proposed that he shall be personally and principally concerned, and by which the royal authority, and the public welfare, may be deeply affected, the prince would be unjustifiable, were he to withhold...

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