The life and times of ... George the fourth

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James Duncan, 1830 - 500 pagini

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Pagina 496 - ... dissipations as utterly inexpedient, if not unlawful, to pass in a residence for many centuries devoted to divine studies, religious retirement, and the extensive exercise of charity and benevolence; I add, in a place where so many of your predecessors have led their lives in such sanctity as has thrown lustre on the pure religion they professed and adorned. "From the dissatisfaction...
Pagina 262 - MADAM, — As Lord Cholmondeley informs me that you wish I would define in writing the terms upon which we are to live, I shall endeavour to explain myself upon that head, with as much clearness, and with as much propriety, as the nature of the subject will admit. 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.
Pagina 374 - ... prosperous issue of the most arduous contest in which Great Britain was ever engaged. 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 xxxix - Fourth, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith...
Pagina 235 - Wales with the Princess Caroline, daughter of the Duke of Brunswick: the constant proofs of your affection for my person and family persuade me, that you will participate in the sentiments I feel on an occasion so interesting to my domestic happiness, and that you will enable me to make provision for such an establishment, as you may think suitable to the rank and dignity of the heir apparent to the crown of these kingdoms.
Pagina 487 - 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 193 - 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 197 - ... 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 288 - Should the implacable enemy so far succeed as to land, you will have an opportunity of showing your zeal at the head of your regiment. It will be the duty of every man to stand forward on such an occasion ; and I shall certainly think it mine to set an example in defence of every thing that is dear to me and to my people.
Pagina 264 - 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 (Signed) CAROLINE.

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